President Obama Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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1 CuriousLurker  Jun 6, 2014 5:21:52pm

Wonderful photos, thanks.

2 PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2014 6:06:15pm

I saw some photos this morning on my iPhone via The Wall Street Journal. A co-worker and I read the article.

3 prairiefire  Jun 6, 2014 6:06:29pm

I was hoping Queen Betty would smack Putin with her handbag. “Why are you so horrid to the homosexuals?!!”

4 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:06:59pm

Great post, Gus. Promoted!

And here’s a moving NPR segment:

One Day at Normandy Sent Ripples Across Two Veterans’ Lives

MP3 Audio

5 wrenchwench  Jun 6, 2014 6:09:39pm

Later, lizards.

6 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 6:10:28pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Great post, Gus. Promoted!

And here’s a moving NPR segment:

One Day at Normandy Sent Ripples Across Two Veterans’ Lives

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Thanks.

7 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 6:10:45pm

re: #3 prairiefire

I was hoping Queen Betty would smack Putin with her handbag. “Why are you so horrid to the homosexuals?!!”

The Putin body language even I, a layman could read clear as day.

8 Dave In Austin  Jun 6, 2014 6:11:27pm

Good Stuff Gus, Thanks, I’m going to pass it around.

9 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 6:12:04pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

[Embedded image]

Later, lizards.

Oh you won the internet today!

10 Zamb  Jun 6, 2014 6:12:40pm

You’ll never see pictures like this with President Romney.

11 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 6, 2014 6:13:26pm

Watching Rachael Maddow run old archive NBC news D-Day breaking reports.

Great stuff. The media was so careful and responsible back then.

*Hostile glance*
Looking at YOU Fox….

12 Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2014 6:14:27pm

Good night, Lizards.

And to all the Allied veterans who gave their lives in the cause of freedom, thank you. RIP.

13 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:14:53pm
14 thedopefishlives  Jun 6, 2014 6:15:40pm

Hail the victorious dead!

15 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 6:17:04pm

Great work Gus. Very, very, fine.

16 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 6:17:26pm

Obama has now gone to Normandy twice as many times as Reagan. :D

17 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 6:17:28pm

re: #11 Rightwingconspirator

Watching Rachael Maddow run old archive NBC news D-Day breaking reports.

Great stuff. The media was so careful and responsible back then.

*Hostile glance*
Looking at YOU Fox….

I think that Vietnam was the first war that the US got ‘real time’ coverage on, and reporters who weren’t scrubbed or affiliated by the military or some major media organization.

just my .02

RBS

18 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 6, 2014 6:19:23pm

re: #17 RealityBasedSteve

Today the press has 100x more freedom, more capacity and more sheer reach. And a tenth the sense of responsibility. I blame the audience in part but really I blame the management.

19 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:19:51pm
20 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 6:20:34pm

re: #17 RealityBasedSteve

I think that Vietnam was the first war that the US got ‘real time’ coverage on, and reporters who weren’t scrubbed or affiliated by the military or some major media organization.

just my .02

RBS

And the televising of the war helped bring it to an end. Better when we see the shit, rather than having to deal with vague letters and returning damaged vets who will not speak a word of the horrors.

21 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 6, 2014 6:20:53pm

Charles, have you seen this latest OpenSSL vulnerability?

Heartbleed Redux (Wired)

The internet is still reeling from the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability, a software flaw exposed in April that broke most implementations of the widely used encryption protocol SSL. Now, before Heartbleed has even fully healed, another major bug has ripped off the scab.

On Thursday, the OpenSSL Foundation published an advisory warning to users to update their SSL yet again, this time to fix a previously unknown but more than decade-old bug in the software that allows any network eavesdropper to strip away its encryption. The non-profit foundation, whose encryption is used by the majority of the Web’s SSL servers, issued a patch and advised sites that use its software to upgrade immediately.

22 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:06pm

re: #18 Rightwingconspirator

Today the press has 100x more freedom, more capacity and more sheer reach. And a tenth the sense of responsibility. I blame the audience in part but really I blame the management.

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23 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:21pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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HOLY SHIT

24 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:24pm

re: #21 Rev_Arthur_Belling

Yup.

25 PhillyPretzel  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:26pm

re: #11 Rightwingconspirator

re: #17 RealityBasedSteve

If I recall correctly The London Times was investigated because certain code words, Sword, Gold, and Mulberry amongst them, appeared in crossword puzzles before the invasion.

26 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:27pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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I’d almost think it was worth it to ‘shop Obama in there, and get that going around. Then after the suitable outrage from the RWNJs, the “Reveal”.

yea, I’m a d*ck sometimes like that.

RBS

27 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:28pm

Downstairs, VB mentioned her father served on the USS White Plains at Leyte Gulf - the Battle off Samar as a part of Taffy 3. If you don’t know what that means, let me point you here: Youtube Video from when the History Channel still showed history.

I’m back to it to finish watching it again. That was the US Navy’s single finest moment in 200 years of glory.

28 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 6, 2014 6:21:59pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Does this mean we’re going to have to change our passwords again. :P

29 The War TARDIS  Jun 6, 2014 6:22:27pm

re: #23 Stanley Sea

Well, something went wrong.

30 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:22:40pm

re: #26 RealityBasedSteve

You so evil.

31 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:22:54pm

re: #28 Rev_Arthur_Belling

Does this mean we’re going to have to change our passwords again. :P

Not here.

32 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:23:36pm

But of course, whenever you think it might be a good idea to change your password, it’s a good idea to change your password.

33 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 6:23:49pm

re: #25 PhillyPretzel

If I recall correctly The London Times was investigated because certain code words, Sword, Gold, and Mulberry amongst them, appeared in crossword puzzles before the invasion.

PP… I do believe that you are correct on that. It rings a bell to me, but it may just be the random echos in all that empty room between my ears.

RBS

34 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 6, 2014 6:24:17pm

re: #26 RealityBasedSteve

I’d almost think it was worth it to ‘shop Obama in there, and get that going around. Then after the suitable outrage from the RWNJs, the “Reveal”.

yea, I’m a d*ck sometimes like that.

RBS

You’d have a more realistic image ‘shopping the Taliban into an image of the current oval office. The decor in that room. ugh.

35 thecommodore  Jun 6, 2014 6:25:13pm

re: #16 Gus

Obama has now gone to Normandy twice as many times as Reagan. :D

YEAH BUT HE WOULD’VE FOUGHT WITH THE MUSLIM REMEMBER HE SAID “I WILL ALWAYS STAND WITH THE MUSLIMS” IN THE BOOKS BILL AYERS WROTE FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!! 11TY

36 abolitionist  Jun 6, 2014 6:25:17pm

Exercise Tiger - wikipedia

Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was the code name for one in a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which took place on Slapton Sands or Slapton Beach in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied convoy positioning itself for the landing was attacked by E-boats of the German Navy (Kriegsmarine), resulting in the deaths of 946 American servicemen.[1][2][3] The incident was under the strictest secrecy at the time due to the impending invasion, and was only nominally reported afterward; as a result it has been called “forgotten”.
[snip]

37 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 6, 2014 6:26:05pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

But of course, whenever you think it might be a good idea to change your password, it’s a good idea to change your password.

Of course. I changed it last time, and started using a PW manager software. I was just wondering if it was recommended this time.

I wonder when people are going to start mistrusting Open Source (especially at a level like this)? Of course, big companies with proprietary software seem to have data security problems as well…

38 thecommodore  Jun 6, 2014 6:26:58pm

I HEARD SOMEWHERE HE WAS CHEWING GUM AT THE CEREMONY HE CLEARLY HATES THE MILITARY!!!!!! 11TY

39 A Mom Anon  Jun 6, 2014 6:27:27pm

re: #20 Stanley Sea
Re: Vietnam
I remember watching the news and seeing faces of the dead every evening. Every family pretty much knew someone who was there, either a family member or a friend’s family member. The pictures of everyone who had been killed that week were in the Sunday paper. The war ended about the time I started high school or a bit after. It wasn’t kept from us like this last mess was. I think that’s been a big thing and helped divide us more in a lot of ways.

If we’re going to be involved in war then we should also have to see the realities of those decisions. Our Stupid Media sucks, it never should have got this far off the rails.

40 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 6:28:19pm

re: #38 thecommodore

I HEARD SOMEWHERE HE WAS CHEWING GUM AT THE CEREMONY HE CLEARLY HATES THE MILITARY!!!!!! 11TY

It amuses me how RWNJs and wingnuts think they have a monopoly on all things military.

41 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 6:29:53pm

re: #27 William Barnett-Lewis

Downstairs, VB mentioned her father served on the USS White Plains at Leyte Gulf - the Battle off Samar as a part of Taffy 3. If you don’t know what that means, let me point you here: [Embedded content]

from when the History Channel still showed history.

I’m back to it to finish watching it again. That was the US Navy’s single finest moment in 200 years of glory.

Watching right now… Thanks. (and yes, I remember when TLC, Discovery, History, A&E actually carried stuff you could learn from)

RBS

42 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 6:30:27pm

re: #20 Stanley Sea

I grew up in a North Philly neighborhood (Fairhill) with plenty of Europeans who crawled from that carnage. One of my best friends father was Ukrainian and his mother was from the Netherlands. They found each other and raised a family here. Two sons. Nothing was ever spoken. A few grocers had the tattoos of the death camps. One pretzel vendor was the saddest man I have yet to meet. My life was filled with those who came from and came back. It was not that long ago when I was little. And it was crazy. Only in hindsight did I see the big picture.

43 thecommodore  Jun 6, 2014 6:31:37pm

re: #40 Gus

It amuses me how RWNJs and wingnuts think they have a monopoly on all things military.

Especially since so few of them served (Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly…)

44 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 6:32:56pm

re: #26 RealityBasedSteve

I’d almost think it was worth it to ‘shop Obama in there, and get that going around. Then after the suitable outrage from the RWNJs, the “Reveal”.

yea, I’m a d*ck sometimes like that.

RBS

45 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 6:34:04pm

re: #43 thecommodore

Especially since so few of them served (Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly…)

They’re really good at faking it though. Listening to Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz you would think they’re veterans sometimes.

46 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:34:50pm

re: #44 jaunte

I love it. Let’s throw that out to the teabaggers and see how long it takes to show up on Fox News.

47 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 6:35:56pm

re: #44 jaunte

Post that on a RWNJ site and watch the fireworks. DO IT!

48 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 6:36:42pm

re: #40 Gus

It amuses me how RWNJs and wingnuts think they have a monopoly on all things military.

Goldurned it, I done heard he was chewin’ on them lady-like Virginia Slims tobackys!

49 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:37:22pm

Fuck ‘em. Tell ‘em it’s shopped…they’ll use it anyway.

50 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:38:27pm
51 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 6:39:19pm

re: #49 darthstar

#yeah_shopped_you_fuckheads

Heh heh heh!!! Trending!

52 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 6:39:20pm

re: #50 darthstar

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hahahahahahahaha

53 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 6:39:42pm

re: #50 darthstar

SEVEN OTHER HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

Nagging
Scapegoating
Narcissism
Weaponry
Inherited wealth
Total lack of scruples
Cocaine

re: #50 darthstar

But enough about Laura Bush…

54 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 6:40:31pm

re: #50 darthstar

I was gonna post this as a comment when I saw it about a half hour ago. Beat me to the punch.

55 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:41:09pm

STOP RETWEETING ME! You’re making my phone chime go apeshit.

56 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 6:41:27pm

re: #27 William Barnett-Lewis

Downstairs, VB mentioned her father served on the USS White Plains at Leyte Gulf - the Battle off Samar as a part of Taffy 3. If you don’t know what that means, let me point you here: [Embedded content]

from when the History Channel still showed history.

I’m back to it to finish watching it again. That was the US Navy’s single finest moment in 200 years of glory.

Wow!!!! Talk about throwing a Welterweight into the ring with a Super-Heavy. TF Taffy 3 sure were punching above their weight class that day, and some major tactical errors were made by the Japanese

Thank you….

57 klys  Jun 6, 2014 6:41:44pm

re: #55 darthstar

STOP RETWEETING ME! You’re making my phone chime go apeshit.

Well, umm, you might choose to figure out how to turn that off.

I doubt it’s gonna get any better.

58 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:42:49pm

re: #53 De Kolta Chair

But enough about Laura Bush…

You can call Laura Bush a lot of things…including murderer…but you can’t take away her charming drug-induced smile.

59 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 6:43:02pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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Yikes, I was temping in that building just the other day.

60 Mattand  Jun 6, 2014 6:43:26pm

I’m getting crazy Republican* fatigue. I saw the headline on this post and my first thought was “Jesus Christ, are they slamming Obama for commemorating D-Day?”

*Yes, I know; redundant description.

61 thedopefishlives  Jun 6, 2014 6:43:57pm

re: #55 darthstar

STOP RETWEETING ME! You’re making my phone chime go apeshit.

STOP SAYING THINGS WORTH RETWEETING!

62 Mattand  Jun 6, 2014 6:45:01pm

re: #61 thedopefishlives

STOP SAYING THINGS WORTH RETWEETING!

I’ve apparently mastered that skill set.

63 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:45:19pm

Note to self…don’t investigate RTs sent by people who come across your timeline at random…you wind up seeing shit like this:

64 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 6:45:39pm

re: #58 darthstar

You can call Laura Bush a lot of things…including murderer…but you can’t take away her charming drug-induced smile.

Say what you will, but she can Dewey Decimal like nobody’s business.

65 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 6:48:52pm
66 The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 6, 2014 6:49:12pm

re: #63 darthstar

Note to self…don’t investigate RTs sent by people who come across your timeline at random…you wind up seeing shit like this:

Did Communism bond itself to the human genome or something?

Plus an ever-expanding definition of treason.

Does derp cease to be derp when it’s terrifying?

67 abolitionist  Jun 6, 2014 6:50:26pm

re: #65 Gus

When did we get so mean? /

68 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 6:50:45pm

re: #49 darthstar

That’s beautiful, you should have hid a kitten in the picture somewhere.

69 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 6:51:15pm

re: #53 De Kolta Chair

Paintings and photos…….So keep that in mind with paintings……because you can see the real deal with Laura The Sedate

70 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 6:51:27pm

re: #65 Gus

What Jim Hoft sees.

“Exclusive Photo Confirms.” What more needs to be said except Impeach?

71 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 6:51:35pm

re: #65 Gus

NO……

72 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 6:52:22pm

re: #68 b.d.

That’s beautiful, you should have hid a kitten in the picture somewhere.

I didn’t do the shop. I don’t have that kind of talent. I got the image the old fashioned way…I stole it.

73 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 6:52:52pm

re: #69 nines09

Paintings and photos…….So keep that in mind with paintings……because you can see the real deal with Laura The Sedate

Needz moar Wrangler Jeans.

74 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 6:53:11pm

re: #72 darthstar

I didn’t do the shop. I don’t have that kind of talent. I got the image the old fashioned way…I stole it.

So you Snowdened it?

75 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 6:53:38pm

The evil is strong in this thread.

76 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 6:54:33pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The evil is strong in this thread.

Hey, the internet isn’t ALL fuzzy cute kittens.

RBS

77 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 6:54:52pm

re: #73 De Kolta Chair

I like the flyaway collar. Curled just………right. No. Move left. No. A little more to OH TAKE ANOTHER PILL!!!

78 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 6:55:34pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The evil is strong in this thread.

[duke] I blame society… [/duke]

//

79 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 6:56:29pm

Muahahaa!

80 abolitionist  Jun 6, 2014 6:56:43pm

re: #76 RealityBasedSteve

Hey, the internet isn’t ALL fuzzy cute kittens.

RBS

Just a bewideringly large percentage.

81 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 6:58:12pm

Fucking Daily Beast.

82 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 6, 2014 6:59:20pm

re: #76 RealityBasedSteve

Hey, the internet isn’t ALL fuzzy cute kittens.

RBS

I understand there’s quite a bit of it that’s porn, too. ¬_¬

83 thedopefishlives  Jun 6, 2014 7:00:34pm

re: #82 Rev_Arthur_Belling

I understand there’s quite a bit of it that’s porn, too. ¬_¬

Not that any of us would know anything about that.

84 Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2014 7:01:05pm

Our Wonderful Wacky Weather radio says we are about to get our butts blown off in Baja Alabama.

85 nines09  Jun 6, 2014 7:01:44pm

re: #80 abolitionist

An acquaintance posted on his FB page once that all he ever figured out to do on the intertoobs was find and post cat and dog photos, argue with total strangers and buy shit he didn’t need.

86 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 7:02:50pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The evil is strong in this thread.

Evil is as evil does or something like that… Damn, I lost my evil train of thought.

87 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 7:03:22pm

re: #82 Rev_Arthur_Belling

I understand there’s quite a bit of it that’s porn, too. ¬_¬

Another thing you can thank Greenwald for:

Journalist who helped Edward Snowden expose the NSA scandal was previously sued by business partner over running of ‘Hairy Jocks’ porn business

Read more: dailymail.co.uk
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

88 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:04:01pm

re: #81 Gus

Fucking Daily Beast.

Is that Tina Brown? I was shocked at that tweet re: Bowe. Was it fake?

Oh Gus, answer to all my questions.

89 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 7:06:29pm

re: #87 b.d.

Another thing you can thank Greenwald for:

I am so looking forward to Rifftrax’s take on that, even if Mike Nelson is a rightie.

90 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 7:06:51pm
91 De Kolta Chair  Jun 6, 2014 7:10:50pm

re: #90 teleskiguy

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“Humor, how does that work?” — Every conservative humorist who ever lived

92 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:12:21pm

re: #88 Stanley Sea

Is that Tina Brown? I was shocked at that tweet re: Bowe. Was it fake?

Oh Gus, answer to all my questions.

Some BS. Not sure if I want to pollute this thread with it just yet. See my last Tweets.

93 Bubblehead II  Jun 6, 2014 7:12:29pm

Night Lizards. Sleep well. May the Deity of your choice smile down upon you.

94 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:13:14pm

re: #92 Gus

Some BS. Not sure if I want to pollute this thread with it just yet. See my last Tweets.

gotcha. tks.

95 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 7:15:34pm

Heh. darthstar, I feel ya bro. Charles retweeted my last comment, my phone just went *ding* *ding* *ding* *ding*.

96 Bubblehead II  Jun 6, 2014 7:18:12pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The evil is strong in this thread.

Antidote.

Youtube Video

And good night.

97 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 7:19:41pm

98 Romantic Heretic  Jun 6, 2014 7:19:51pm

re: #27 William Barnett-Lewis

Downstairs, VB mentioned her father served on the USS White Plains at Leyte Gulf - the Battle off Samar as a part of Taffy 3. If you don’t know what that means, let me point you here: [Embedded content]

from when the History Channel still showed history.

I’m back to it to finish watching it again. That was the US Navy’s single finest moment in 200 years of glory.

That is one of my favourite episodes of that series. They did such a good job of showing how the battle went. That was The Alamo of naval battles, except this time the badly outnumbered force won.

99 The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 6, 2014 7:19:55pm

re: #87 b.d.

Another thing you can thank Greenwald for:

Yeah.

I’m not a Greenwald fan, but I find the Daily Fail’s choice of running with the “ew, squicky gay porn” as the lede distasteful…and so very, very indicative of what the Paper of Record merits the name Daily Fail.

-

100 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 7:21:19pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

evil

101 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 6, 2014 7:21:22pm

re: #96 Bubblehead II

Antidote.

[Embedded content]

Video

And good night.

Heh. Good one.

102 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 7:21:35pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

That looks like something you’d find in @PoromEmilio AMIRITE?!?

103 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 7:21:51pm

Just flipped through the local Houston cable listings. Fox News (38) is currently listing its programming as:

Bergdahl Trade/Hannity

104 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:22:29pm

re: #94 Stanley Sea

gotcha. tks.

Short version. Daily Beast creates clickbait title, “What the D-Day Veteran Told Obama at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration” and only has one quote from a vet at the very end. It’s all just some lite fluffly opinions (whining) about Obama’s FP by Christopher Dickey. Finally at the end he gets to “what the D-Day veteran told Obama,”

When the ceremony was over, I made my way through the arrays of marble crosses to the stage and to the man in the blue hat who had taken Obama’s hand.

His name, it turns out, is Irving Smolens, and he was only 19 when he took part in the Normandy landing. Afterward he spent much of his life as a buyer of women’s and children’s clothing in Massachusetts, leading a quiet, peaceful life with his family.

“What did you say to Obama?” I asked him.

“I thanked him for keeping us out of war,” said Smolens.

105 klys  Jun 6, 2014 7:23:07pm

re: #103 jaunte

Just flipped through the local Houston cable listings. Fox News (38) is currently listing its programming as:

I have to admit, trading Hannity to the Taliban for Bergdahl would have been really tempting.

106 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 7:24:09pm
107 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 7:24:47pm

re: #103 jaunte

Just flipped through the local Houston cable listings. Fox News (38) is currently listing its programming as: Bergdahl Trade/Hannity

I’d be perfectly willing to trade Hannity for a half eaten cheese sandwich.

RBS

108 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:25:55pm

Out of 1,013 words the Daily Beast only includes 9 words from a D-Day veteran.

109 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 7:25:55pm

re: #107 RealityBasedSteve

Wait, you’re not going to finish that?

110 Romantic Heretic  Jun 6, 2014 7:26:02pm

re: #56 RealityBasedSteve

Wow!!!! Talk about throwing a Welterweight into the ring with a Super-Heavy. TF Taffy 3 sure were punching above their weight class that day, and some major tactical errors were made by the Japanese

Thank you….

The Japanese were pretty weary by that point. I think Kurita’s spirit was pretty much broken. At that point the tenacious resistance Taffy 3 put up just pushed him to the point of retreat.

I recall reading that when the Johnston went down the captain of one of the Japanese ships bowed as it went under. They deserved it. Unparalleled courage.

111 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:26:33pm

re: #104 Gus

Short version. Daily Beast creates clickbait title, “What the D-Day Veteran Told Obama at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration” and only has one quote from a vet at the very end. It’s all just some lite fluffly opinions (whining) about Obama’s FP by Christopher Dickey. Finally at the end he gets to “what the D-Day veteran told Obama,”

I was more shocked at her tweet calling Bowe a deserter and going off on Bob’s beard.

Her twitter feed is now about partays in NYC.

112 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:28:00pm

re: #111 Stanley Sea

I was more shocked at her tweet calling Bowe a deserter and going off on Bob’s beard.

Her twitter feed is now about partays in NYC.

She’s the owner?

113 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 7:28:55pm

re: #112 Gus

She’s the owner?

IAC/InterActiveCorp:
en.wikipedia.org

114 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 7:29:21pm

That New Republic piece I tweeted [above: #90] is kind of disturbing. It’s disturbing to me because there are folks that are being predatory with people’s minds. They’re preying on base fears and prejudices, doing hardly any work doing it, and making a lot of money. Our system in the US allows this, and it makes me ill thinking about it.

Re-reading this comment before I submit, one goddamn name comes to mind as I review: Sarah Fucking Palin.

115 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 6, 2014 7:30:08pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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One can hope he finally grew up…

116 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:31:33pm

re: #113 jaunte

IAC/InterActiveCorp:
en.wikipedia.org

What’s her name again?

117 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:31:43pm

re: #112 Gus

She’s the owner?

Maybe fake account. No blue checky. Weird.

twitter.com

118 Amory Blaine  Jun 6, 2014 7:31:45pm

Memory lane

Capitol Feud: A 12-Year-Old Is the Fodder

The critics accused Graeme’s father, Halsey, a self-employed woodworker, of choosing not to provide insurance for his family of six, even though he owned his own business. They pointed out that Graeme attends an expensive private school. And they asserted that the family’s home had undergone extensive remodeling, and that its market value could exceed $400,000.

One critic, in an e-mail message to Graeme’s mother, Bonnie, warned: “Lie down with dogs, and expect to get fleas.” As it turns out, the Frosts say, Graeme attends the private school on scholarship. The business that the critics said Mr. Frost owned was dissolved in 1999. The family’s home, in the modest Butchers Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, was bought for $55,000 in 1990 and is now worth about $260,000, according to public records. And, for the record, the Frosts say, their kitchen counters are concrete.

119 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 7:33:33pm

re: #116 Gus

Tina Brown? Editor.

120 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:33:52pm

re: #116 Gus

What’s her name again?

Tina Brown, big editor, used to be Vanity Fair, now Newsweek etc.

en.wikipedia.org

121 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:33:57pm

re: #119 jaunte

Tina Brown? Editor.

Former. Guess she’s gone now.

122 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 6, 2014 7:34:04pm

re: #110 Romantic Heretic

The Japanese were pretty weary by that point. I think Kurita’s spirit was pretty much broken. At that point the tenacious resistance Taffy 3 put up just pushed him to the point of retreat.

I recall reading that when the Johnston went down the captain of one of the Japanese ships bowed as it went under. They deserved it. Unparalleled courage.

One of the interesting things about the Battle of Leyte Gulf is that Kurita’s force essentially was on the receiving end of what IJN doctrine had been for the lead in to the desired “decisive battle”. As their battleship/cruiser task force advanced on the Philippines it was detected, and then attacked and attrition-ed by submarine and air attack. Which included Kurita himself being fished out of the water once since his initial flagship (a cruiser) was sunk by a submarine.

123 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:35:38pm
124 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:35:53pm

re: #121 Gus

Former. Guess she’s gone now.

No. Daily Beast/Newsweek.

Her tweets were extremely Fox Newsy and strange.

125 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:37:26pm

re: #124 Stanley Sea

No. Daily Beast/Newsweek.

Her tweets were extremely Fox Newsy and strange.

On September 11, 2013, Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown announced her departure. Initial reports of her contract not being renewed[53] were refuted in a statement issued by Barry Diller, IAC/InterActiveCorp’s Executive Director:

” I want to extol Tina Brown. She created the Beast in 2008 from a blank page, and from the beginning until today it has grown in circulation and brand recognition, even throughout the two unfortunate Newsweek years. If you removed the failed experiment to revive Newsweek, the story of The Daily Beast is one of excellence in reporting, in design, and in digital distribution. That to me is the lede of her tenure. That she chose, and she did, to leave the Beast, with all the attendant media judging, should not obscure her truly outstanding work as the editor and creator over the last five years at The Daily Beast.[54] “

Brown’s resignation also caused much speculation in the media in regard to the future of the website. This uncertainty was promptly addressed in a memo to staffers by interim CEO Rhona Murphy, “The Daily Beast is not for sale and is not closing. IAC has approved in concept the operating budget for 2014.”[54] In the words of executive editor John Avlon, “The Daily Beast roars on.”

126 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 7:38:53pm
127 Amory Blaine  Jun 6, 2014 7:39:22pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The evil is strong in this thread.

Sorry, I’ll put my shoes back on.

128 abolitionist  Jun 6, 2014 7:39:44pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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And he sounds sincerely sane here, up until about 00:46
where he advocates “committing them [Members of Congress] by executive order”

Sean Penn: Mental health problem in Congress

He may talk like a liberal, but he sounds like Stalin.

129 jaunte  Jun 6, 2014 7:41:39pm
130 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:42:15pm

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:

[N]or shall any person … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law … .

Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:

[N]or shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law … .

131 Amory Blaine  Jun 6, 2014 7:44:22pm

I like Laura Bush, her old man is an asshole though.

132 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 7:50:10pm
133 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 7:53:34pm
134 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 7:54:29pm

Was just flipping through the ObamaDiaries entry at the end of this post. Excellent photographs. Kind of actually makes me proud as an American that we were represented by BHO on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. There’s humility, grace, humor, beauty, in all those pictures.

135 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 6, 2014 7:54:36pm

Well Lizards and Lizardettes, I’m outta here. I’ve got a SCUBA class tomorrow so I need my beauty coma.

RBS

136 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 7:54:38pm
137 blueraven  Jun 6, 2014 7:59:31pm

Tina Brown tweeted this. And yes, it is an unverified account but appears to be legit.

138 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 8:08:31pm

re: #137 blueraven

Tina Brown tweeted this. And yes, it is an unverified account but appears to be legit.

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I was beyond shocked. I’ve always admired her. I remember first coming across her when Liz Tilberis died of cancer. I think she wrote a beautiful obit in Vanity Fair.

nytimes.com

139 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 8:09:32pm

re: #136 b.d.

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Yogi really is a badass:

*MVP 3 times
*Took a NL team and a AL team to the World Series
*As a player, coach, or manager, Berra appeared in 21 World Series
*According to the win shares formula developed by sabermetrician Bill James, Berra is the greatest catcher of all time and the 52nd greatest non-pitching player in major-league history.
*Appeared in 14 World Series, winning 10
*Caught perfect game in Word Series
*15 time All Star
*Berra led all American League catchers eight times in games caught and in chances accepted, six times in double plays (a major league record), eight times in putouts, three times in assists, and once in fielding percentage. Berra left the game with the AL records for catcher putouts (8,723) and chances accepted (9,520). He was also one of only four catchers to ever field 1.000 for a season, playing 88 errorless games in 1958. He was the first catcher to leave a finger outside his glove, a style most other catchers eventually emulated

en.wikipedia.org

That picture of Jackie Robinson stealing home?

yep, that’s Yogi Berra as catcher:

140 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:12:50pm
141 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:14:30pm
142 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 8:14:47pm

re: #140 Gus

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Non-republican iconish beards

143 Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2014 8:15:20pm

re: #139 b.d.

Yogi really is a badass:

*MVP 3 times
*Took a NL team and a AL team to the World Series
*As a player, coach, or manager, Berra appeared in 21 World Series
*According to the win shares formula developed by sabermetrician Bill James, Berra is the greatest catcher of all time and the 52nd greatest non-pitching player in major-league history.
*Appeared in 14 World Series, winning 10
*Caught perfect game in Word Series
*15 time All Star
*Berra led all American League catchers eight times in games caught and in chances accepted, six times in double plays (a major league record), eight times in putouts, three times in assists, and once in fielding percentage. Berra left the game with the AL records for catcher putouts (8,723) and chances accepted (9,520). He was also one of only four catchers to ever field 1.000 for a season, playing 88 errorless games in 1958. He was the first catcher to leave a finger outside his glove, a style most other catchers eventually emulated

en.wikipedia.org

That picture of Jackie Robinson stealing home?

yep, that’s Yogi Berra as catcher:

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Love him. His service, his playing the game, and of course, his quotes.

Here’s a great page listing them.

Oh yeah Yogi.

brainyquote.com

144 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:16:03pm

Wingnut email to Jim Wright:

fuck go fuck yourself fucking ass coward i fucking hope your scum ass licker fucking dies people like you make me fucking puke!!

YES! I HATE OBLAMMER OK? I HATE HIM I HATE THAT HE HAS DESTROYED THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. OBAMA”CARE” HELLO! I HATED THE NAZIS TOO AND I FOUGHT THEM IN EUROPE YOU LITTLE SNOT. WAKE UP!

Liberals are cowards one and all just like the author of this hatchet job. Obviously he has never served. Coward.

Let me be the first to say GFY! [Go Fuck Yourself] … I feel sorry for anybody who had to serve under your traitorous command.

you are a liar! Borg.dum is a fuckin [bigoted word] traitor! That is a FACT. He walked away from his post and left Americans to die and that is indisputable fact. hell ya leave him to die! He is not an American you are wrong about that stonehead.

145 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:16:48pm
146 bratwurst  Jun 6, 2014 8:20:01pm

re: #143 Stanley Sea

Love him. His service, his playing the game, and of course, his quotes.

Here’s a great page listing them.

Oh yeah Yogi.

brainyquote.com

My favorite quote about him came from Mickey Mantle. When he was asked about Yogi being named Yankees manager before the 1964 season, Mantle quipped “I think we can win in spite of it”.

147 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:20:51pm

re: #144 Gus

Wingnut email to Jim Wright:

“I HATED THE NAZIS TOO AND I FOUGHT THEM IN EUROPE…”

Hahahaha! Right. If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

148 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:36:23pm

Can you believe this crap?

149 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 6, 2014 8:43:02pm

re: #148 Gus

Running a few tabs?

150 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 8:43:49pm

re: #149 Rightwingconspirator

Running a few tabs?

No. Was just three. I get 6 instances with one tab open. Feck.

151 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 6, 2014 8:46:52pm

So with the wingnut font, the big font (?) tag, etc. We got the sarc tag but what about a sarc font? Seen that talked about as a reverse slant italic.

How hard is that to make happen? CL? Charles? Code fiends?

152 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 6, 2014 8:59:37pm

re: #150 Gus

It actually looks ugly but it provides for more overall stability; if it runs away with memory in one bit it can catch it more easily than other stuff. Sure looks like crap in that view though.

153 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 9:00:37pm

re: #151 Rightwingconspirator

So with the wingnut font, the big font (?) tag, etc. We got the sarc tag but what about a sarc font? Seen that talked about as a reverse slant italic.

How hard is that to make happen? CL? Charles? Code fiends?

All I know is wingnut and dudebro.

154 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 9:02:08pm

And YEAH! How does a LGF subscriber comment in large and small font?!?

155 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:02:36pm

Pierre has some more mouths to feed:

Don’t put all of your Dudebros in one basket.

156 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 6, 2014 9:06:13pm

re: #105 klys

I have to admit, trading Hannity to the Taliban for Bergdahl would have been really tempting.

Why trade him for anything? Just give him away. Please.

157 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:07:50pm

re: #156 GlutenFreeJesus

Why trade him for anything? Just give him away. Please.

Just send Hannity over to Afghanistan under cover but let Geraldo know where he is.

//

158 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:11:17pm

re: #155 b.d.

Pierre has some more mouth to feed:

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Don’t put all of your Dudebros in one basket.

Looked at tinyrevolution’s TL. Derp.

159 Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2014 9:14:51pm

re: #158 Gus

Looked at tinyrevolution’s TL. Derp.

Greenwaldian levels of derp.

160 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:17:24pm

re: #159 Charles Johnson

Greenwaldian levels of derp.

Yelling at CIA 2014 about something they did in the 1980s. So dumb.

161 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:21:18pm

Gawd how goofy.

162 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:26:16pm

[pierre] Welcome to FirstlookMedia, aka the dudebro Soup Kitchen. I am really impressed with you getting ahead of the curve:

Please note though you should no longer retweet David Sirota as he works for Pando which is trying to bring me down.

Welcome again and I look forward to you keeping up the standards of Firstlook by writing something once every six months, or less often if it isn’t too much of a bother. [/pierre]

163 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:26:30pm
164 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:27:25pm
165 Killgore Trout  Jun 6, 2014 9:28:11pm

Some foreign policy tidbits from Hillary’s book
Clinton describes daylight with Obama on Egypt

She describes how her first call as secretary of state went to Israeli’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, hoping to safeguard a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants in the last days of George W. Bush’s presidency and to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. When Benjamin Netanyahu became prime minister of an Israeli government that included even more hard-line conservatives, negotiations became more difficult.

Clinton says the Obama administration made a tactical mistake, one long argued by the Jewish state and its powerful backers in Washington. “In retrospect, our early, hard line on settlements didn’t work.”

She said pushing for a freeze on the building of new Israeli homes in disputed territories hardened Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who didn’t negotiate directly with Israel for most of a 10-month construction pause because it didn’t include East Jerusalem.

When Netanyahu let the freeze expire, the talks collapsed — though she blames both sides for the failure. Abbas, she notes, ridiculed the Israel concession even as she called it “unprecedented.” But then the Palestinian demanded its extension for a continuation of negotiations with Netanyahu.

While Clinton’s retelling hardly praises Netanyahu, she describes no personal animosity between the two. That stands in clear contrast to the Israeli leader’s relationship with Obama, who is described as “furious” when new Israeli settlements are announced during a visit to Israel by Biden.

166 abolitionist  Jun 6, 2014 9:30:08pm

re: #148 Gus

Can you believe this crap?

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You might give PaleMoon a try, assuming your hardware is not ancient.

167 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:32:11pm
168 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:36:05pm

Welcome newest Firstlook employee!

Journalism Baby!!!

169 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:36:41pm
170 Belafon  Jun 6, 2014 9:40:10pm

re: #168 b.d.

Know what’s awesome about that shirt: The quote isn’t even correct:

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.

justice.gov

171 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:40:13pm

re: #169 Gus

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DEMS ARE THE REAL RACISTS!

172 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:41:10pm

re: #171 b.d.

DEMS ARE THE REAL RACISTS!

They’re all the same man! It’s the same CIA from the 1950s man! Like. I’m hungry man. Got any snacks man?

//

173 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:43:09pm

re: #172 Gus

They’re all the same man! It’s the same CIA from the 1950s man! Like. I’m hungry man. Got any snacks man?

//

Don’t be going all Joe Friday on me!!!

//

174 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:43:22pm

re: #170 Belafon

Know what’s awesome about that shirt: The quote isn’t even correct:

justice.gov

Real quotes are to be modified to meet the narrative.

//

175 Killgore Trout  Jun 6, 2014 9:43:30pm

CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free

As far back as 2011, top Obama aides argued privately that five Taliban leaders could be released. Those aides eventually won the day—and the deal for Bowe Bergdahl was struck.

176 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:46:00pm
177 Belafon  Jun 6, 2014 9:46:06pm

re: #174 b.d.

It’s a small difference to be sure, but it’s just so obvious that the shirt maker, if the shirt is real, doesn’t even know where it came from.

178 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:47:23pm
179 Kid A  Jun 6, 2014 9:49:05pm

This photo of Obama flying in Marine One near Normandy is just awesome. Pete Souza is an outstanding photographer.

180 klys  Jun 6, 2014 9:49:41pm

re: #148 Gus

Can you believe this crap?

[Embedded image]

I had Chrome crash on me earlier today (it’s better at recovering lost tabs, which is why I keep it) and that immediately freed up 4 gigs of memory.

I keep a lot of tabs open.

181 darthstar  Jun 6, 2014 9:52:45pm

Holy crap…Charles Manson just got paroled. He’s 79 and in poor health…I don’t think he’ll be launching any more crime waves.

182 Gus  Jun 6, 2014 9:52:57pm

Donovan - Season of the Witch

Youtube Video

183 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:54:20pm

re: #181 darthstar

Holy crap…Charles Manson just got paroled. He’s 79 and in poor health…I don’t think he’ll be launching any more crime waves.

WTF?!?!? For real’s?

184 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:55:30pm

re: #181 darthstar

Dude:

Parole Hoax: Charles Manson Is NOT Free From Jail
Manson’s next parole hearing isn’t until 2027
Jun 6, 2014, 1:42 pm EDT | By William White, InvestorPlace Writer
A hoax claiming that Charles Manson, who is responsible for the murders of several people, is free from jail has made its way around the internet.

investorplace.com

185 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 9:57:52pm

re: #184 b.d.

Shame, if he were anti-Obama enough Pierre might have given him a job,

186 Kid A  Jun 6, 2014 9:59:38pm

Texas took game-one today, 4-2 over Houston. (Photo: Kid A)

187 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 10:05:14pm

re: #186 Kid A

Hook ‘em!

The Horns may be the best baseball team in Texas right now.

188 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 10:25:09pm

re: #181 darthstar

Holy crap…Charles Manson just got paroled. He’s 79 and in poor health…I don’t think he’ll be launching any more crime waves.

NO SHIT! It must have been his 12th of 14th parole hearing.

He’ll likely end up back in prison.

189 teleskiguy  Jun 6, 2014 10:26:38pm

Fuck, just read b.d’s comment.

What the fuck am I supposed to believe on the internet?!?!?!?

190 klys  Jun 6, 2014 10:26:57pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

Fuck, just read b.d’s comment.

What the fuck am I supposed to believe on the internet?!?!?!?

Absolutely nothing.

Including this comment.

191 EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2014 10:28:56pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

Fuck, just read b.d’s comment.

What the fuck am I supposed to believe on the internet?!?!?!?

I’m glad it’s a hoax. Manson should stay in prison until he dies.

192 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 10:33:03pm

I finally got an opportunity to listen to Charles’ YouTube video of our President’s D-Day speech.

There is a hell of a lot I disagree with the man about but he did this nation good with this speech. Wonderful job, this is the type of speech that will be replayed a century from now.

193 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 10:41:50pm

The further we get away from history the more I wish I would have asked more questions. My uncle served in Patton’s tank corps and the only time he ever saw him he bitched him out and called him yellow for coming back with shells in his rack. (coming back with ammo).

Please folks quiz your elders. You can never ask enough questions and it makes the bridge to the past so much stronger.

194 palomino  Jun 6, 2014 10:43:30pm

re: #191 EPR-radar

I’m glad it’s a hoax. Manson should stay in prison until he dies.

He will. Even the other family members involved in the murders are still in prison. I think one of the women died recently in prison from cancer, after being denied “compassionate early release.” One Manson family member was paroled recently, but he wasn’t at either the Tate or LaBianca murder scenes.

195 klys  Jun 6, 2014 10:44:07pm

re: #193 b.d.

The further we get away from history the more I wish I would have asked more questions. My uncle served in Patton’s tank corps and the only time he ever saw him he bitched him out and called him yellow for coming back with shells in his rack. (coming back with ammo).

Please folks quiz your elders. You can never ask enough questions and it makes the bridge to the past so much stronger.

I only heard some of my grandfather’s stories about Korea once. He never talked about Vietnam (he worked intel, some of it is apparently still classified).

I wish he was still around and I could ask more.

I didn’t discover that he’d gotten his associate’s degree until just this past Christmas. My dad hadn’t known either. Grandpa died before I got married over 3.5 years ago.

196 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 10:55:53pm

re: #195 klys

My father joined the marines at 16 due to a hardship exemption during WW2 and went from NYC to Hawaii. One of my uncles served under Patton, got a purple heart, and changed the subject when it came time to talk about what ever happened.

I have pictures of my grandfather in his WW1 uniform in his gas mask.

I am under 50. Damn catholics, their funky timelines mess up everything.

197 Kragar  Jun 6, 2014 10:58:19pm
198 Single-handed sailor  Jun 6, 2014 10:59:16pm
199 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 11:01:34pm

re: #197 Kragar

We already told everybody Manson had a place to crash at your place.

You may want to go ahead and turn your phone off.

//

200 klys  Jun 6, 2014 11:05:31pm

re: #196 b.d.

My father joined the marines at 16 due to a hardship exemption during WW2 and went from NYC to Hawaii. One of my uncles served under Patton, got a purple heart, and changed the subject when it came time to talk about what ever happened.

I have pictures of my grandfather in his WW1 uniform in his gas mask.

I am under 50. Damn catholics, their funky timelines mess up everything.

One of my great uncles served part of WW2 on Tinian. I believe he actually helped assemble the components.

His photo album was pretty interesting to look through and hear some of the stories.

201 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 11:15:56pm

re: #200 klys

One of my great uncles served part of WW2 on Tinian. I believe he actually helped assemble the components.

His photo album was pretty interesting to look through and hear some of the stories.

The older I get the closer history gets to me. Growing up WW2 was something that happened in black and white and in a different world. When I had realized that I had been at certain job longer than the difference between the end of WW2 and my birth put things into an unimaginable perspective.

Life is short, don’t spend it all trying to defend a defector on twitter.

202 klys  Jun 6, 2014 11:17:05pm

re: #201 b.d.

The older I get the closer history gets to me. Growing up WW2 was something that happened in black and white and in a different world. When I had realized that I had been at certain job longer than the difference between the end of WW2 and my birth put things into an unimaginable perspective.

Life is short, don’t spend it all trying to defend a defector on twitter.

I have a pretty firm rule of no politics stuff on Twitter, just the occasional snarky remark. Keeps me sane. :)

203 b.d.  Jun 6, 2014 11:18:56pm

re: #200 klys

One of my great uncles served part of WW2 on Tinian. I believe he actually helped assemble the components.

His photo album was pretty interesting to look through and hear some of the stories.

One of my father’s deals was being on the boat to Hawaii and he was an MP. All day long was spent standing in line waiting for your bologna sandwich unless you were a MP which meant you could go to the front of the line for your bologna sandwich.

204 Kragar  Jun 6, 2014 11:19:34pm

re: #196 b.d.

My father joined the marines at 16 due to a hardship exemption during WW2 and went from NYC to Hawaii. One of my uncles served under Patton, got a purple heart, and changed the subject when it came time to talk about what ever happened.

I have pictures of my grandfather in his WW1 uniform in his gas mask.

I am under 50. Damn catholics, their funky timelines mess up everything.

My maternal Grandfather lied about his age after Pearl Harbor and joined the Army at 15, but by the time they found out, he had already made Sgt and had been fighting in the Pacific for a few months already. He ended up being a flamethrower man.

I learned this all from other relatives. He never talked about it.

205 Sophist, D.D., DDS, DFH  Jun 6, 2014 11:20:29pm

re: #181 darthstar

Holy crap…Charles Manson just got paroled. He’s 79 and in poor health…I don’t think he’ll be launching any more crime waves.

I doubt he’s got much helter left in his skelter.

206 klys  Jun 6, 2014 11:44:45pm

It’s Friday night. Which means Mythbusters and stitching.

I installed new monitor stands this week.

Two bead colors left.

207 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 6, 2014 11:58:05pm

re: #186 Kid A

Nice shot!

208 klys  Jun 6, 2014 11:59:18pm

re: #207 wheat-dogghazi

Nice shot!

Morning, WD. :)

209 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 12:00:28am

re: #208 klys

Haha, afternoon, more like it, but thanks!

210 klys  Jun 7, 2014 12:01:34am

re: #209 wheat-dogghazi

Haha, afternoon, more like it, but thanks!

True enough, that would make sense.

Timezones are fun.

(I am reminded that the tsunami in Japan was earlier than this in my time zone, and afternoon there, so…)

211 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 12:08:55am

re: #210 klys

I’m either 12 or 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time, depending on DST.

True fact: All of China is in the same time zone, despite its size. If China divided itself into time zones like the USA and Canada, there would be at least three zones, and only the eastern coastal regions would be +8 UTC.

Image: 1280px-World_Time_Zones_Map.png

212 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 12:12:24am
213 klys  Jun 7, 2014 12:12:47am

re: #211 wheat-dogghazi

I’m either 12 or 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time, depending on DST.

True fact: All of China is in the same time zone, despite its size. If China divided itself into time zones like the USA and Canada, there would be at least three zones, and only the eastern coastal regions would be +8 UTC.

Image: 1280px-World_Time_Zones_Map.png

I’m Pacific timezone and a night person to boot, so… bed in another hour or two. Mostly because a plumber is showing up at 10am (ugh) for an estimate on repiping the house.

My baby sister goes to school on the upper peninsula of Michigan, so there’s the fun kink in the US time zones there.

In some ways old school travel was much better because you had time to adjust to timezones.

214 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 12:12:53am

Story on the erect Spiderman here:
kotaku.com

215 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 12:16:27am

Okay…bed time.

216 Jayleia  Jun 7, 2014 12:44:00am

re: #27 William Barnett-Lewis

Downstairs, VB mentioned her father served on the USS White Plains at Leyte Gulf - the Battle off Samar as a part of Taffy 3.

I’m back to it to finish watching it again. That was the US Navy’s single finest moment in 200 years of glory.

That’s one of the most implausible stories in all of naval history…and yet it actually happened. If that happened in fiction, I’d call it unbelievable.

217 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 1:00:37am

re: #213 klys

I’m Pacific timezone and a night person to boot, so… bed in another hour or two. Mostly because a plumber is showing up at 10am (ugh) for an estimate on repiping the house.

My baby sister goes to school on the upper peninsula of Michigan, so there’s the fun kink in the US time zones there.

In some ways old school travel was much better because you had time to adjust to timezones.

Traveling across the ocean by ship would have been great, for someone with the sufficient means to buy a stateroom. But I doubt I would have been one of them. Steerage would have been my lot.

As much as I like seeing family, I dread the long trans-Pacific flights. Thirteen hours cooped up in a tin can, and not being able to get a really good sleep time. The modern equivalent to steerage, but at least they had cots to sleep on.

218 klys  Jun 7, 2014 1:01:52am

re: #217 wheat-dogghazi

Traveling across the ocean by ship would have been great, for someone with the sufficient means to buy a stateroom. But I doubt I would have been one of them. Steerage would have been my lot.

As much as I like seeing family, I dread the long trans-Pacific flights. Thirteen hours cooped up in a tin can, and not being able to get a really good sleep time. The modern equivalent to steerage, but at least they had cots to sleep on.

Dublin to SFO was 12 hours. Newark to Tokyo was 14.

I am sort of against any more international travel for at least 6 months. I’m tired of longer than 6 hours in a plane.

219 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 1:05:55am

re: #218 klys

It gives you a real clear idea how big the world is. I can still marvel that I can eat breakfast in Chicago and a half-day later eat dinner in Hong Kong. It’s just the intervening hours that are a pain in the neck.

220 klys  Jun 7, 2014 1:09:18am

re: #219 wheat-dogghazi

It gives you a real clear idea how big the world is. I can still marvel that I can eat breakfast in Chicago and a half-day later eat dinner in Hong Kong. It’s just the intervening hours that are a pain in the neck.

I haven’t done China yet. The husband has, including a number of less common tourist stops (he did the overland route to Tibet back in the early 90s). Not sure when we’ll get there, honestly. I think the next targets are Scotland, Ireland, and northern France.

But after Ireland I am swearing off international travel for a bit. At least at Dublin is one of the places where there is pre-clearance for US customs. Not having to go through customs at SFO: priceless.

221 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 1:13:56am

re: #220 klys

I haven’t done China yet. The husband has, including a number of less common tourist stops (he did the overland route to Tibet back in the early 90s). Not sure when we’ll get there, honestly. I think the next targets are Scotland, Ireland, and northern France.

But after Ireland I am swearing off international travel for a bit. At least at Dublin is one of the places where there is pre-clearance for US customs. Not having to go through customs at SFO: priceless.

I’ve been lucky these last several trips. I usually have nothing to declare, and no customs agent has bothered to check. At the Chinese airports, they just wave us through.

222 klys  Jun 7, 2014 1:17:07am

re: #221 wheat-dogghazi

I’ve been lucky these last several trips. I usually have nothing to declare, and no customs agent has bothered to check. At the Chinese airports, they just wave us through.

I’ve never had bags searched, nothing past the standard questions when you’re going through the passport spots.

My dad has told me about the time he did get searched - but he was a single guy in his 20s coming back from visiting his parents in Turkey in the 70s. (My grandparents were stationed over there at that point.)

It was really nice to be able to arrive at the airport like normal, get our bags, and go find the car. I can’t sleep on planes. This has the predictable result after a 12 hour flight.

223 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 1:20:23am

re: #222 klys

Takes me a t least a day to reset my internal clock. The first day back I’m good for nothing but eating a little and sleeping a lot.

224 klys  Jun 7, 2014 1:22:45am

re: #223 wheat-dogghazi

Takes me a t least a day to reset my internal clock. The first day back I’m good for nothing but eating a little and sleeping a lot.

I can do going to Japan with a bare minimum of jetlag. Hardly any at all. Coming back is …another day or 3?

Ireland screwed me up for close to a week in each direction.

225 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 1:27:56am

re: #224 klys

I have an easier time flying back to China. Usually one good sleep and I’m OK. Flying to the States against the sun is worse.

226 klys  Jun 7, 2014 1:28:58am

re: #225 wheat-dogghazi

I have an easier time flying back to China. Usually one good sleep and I’m OK. Flying to the States against the sun is worse.

I find it easier to go west to Japan than I find it to go east to the East Coast.

Actually not joking.

227 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 7, 2014 1:32:34am

re: #226 klys

I believe it. Flying against the sun affects you more than flying with it.

OK, weekend tutoring time. See you later!

228 klys  Jun 7, 2014 1:48:18am

Not that there’s anyone here but me, but have a geyser video showing Beehive and Grand in the twilight from last night.

Youtube Video

The T1 line to the cam is having issues and it’s currently down (this was posted by someone to resolve a discussion about whether Beehive’s Indicator went, hence the zooms). But still nice to see the improvements in the new camera.

229 Lidane  Jun 7, 2014 1:56:21am
230 freetoken  Jun 7, 2014 2:33:42am
231 Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2014 2:43:04am

re: #191 EPR-radar

I’m glad it’s a hoax. Manson should stay in prison until he dies.

I’m quite sure he will.

By all accounts, Manson himself has no burning desire to leave prison. He seems to be more or less content behind bars.

232 Lidane  Jun 7, 2014 2:53:48am

re: #231 Dr Lizardo

I’m quite sure he will.

By all accounts, Manson himself has no burning desire to leave prison. He seems to be more or less content behind bars.

Why leave? He has clothes to wear, food, and a bed to sleep on. Plus I’m sure he still gets fan letters and people that want to visit him to say they did. It’s not in his interest to leave prison.

233 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 2:55:23am

re: #231 Dr Lizardo

I’m quite sure he will.
By all accounts, Manson himself has no burning desire to leave prison. He seems to be more or less content behind bars.

Good morning!

And the way people are behaving today, wouldn’t be surprised if some deranged types out there would be willing for Manson to “say the word”, either.

And I had to wake up to this—I’m going to see if it’s a hoax or for real, but nothing on breaking news except this. Getting tired of it.

234 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 2:58:04am

OK, just read there is an all clear on that campus, 5 hrs ago.

But I expect that many schools are going to be hyper-alert for these kinds of reports and we’ll be hearing about these kinds of situations for a while, at which point they’ll taper off, until some psychopath actually does it again.

235 Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2014 3:03:07am

re: #232 Lidane

Why leave? He has clothes to wear, food, and a bed to sleep on. Plus I’m sure he still gets fan letters and people that want to visit him to say they did. It’s not in his interest to leave prison.

There’s been interviews with Manson where he’s said - paraphrasing - that he really doesn’t know quite what to do with himself in the outside world. He’s been in prison so long, he likely doesn’t know how to adjust to freedom. He’d been in and out of the correctional system long before he started up his wackadoodle “Family” up at the Spanh Movie Ranch.

236 Lidane  Jun 7, 2014 3:31:24am
237 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 3:32:40am

re: #235 Dr Lizardo

There’s been interviews with Manson where he’s said - paraphrasing - that he really doesn’t know quite what to do with himself in the outside world. He’s been in prison so long, he likely doesn’t know how to adjust to freedom. He’d been in and out of the correctional system long before he started up his wackadoodle “Family” up at the Spanh Movie Ranch.

Even in old age, some are still in denial. I found this interesting story. There were actually about 30 people in the Manson “family” and some we’ve never even heard of, well, I’d never heard of Catherine Share until now, and I lived through it, but it was so horrible I think I tried to avoid some of the reports back then. I’m only a year older than Share and at the time was raising my 2 kids working at a full time job. She was born in 1942, adopted in CA and lived a relatively comfortable life, but she was drifting around CA (her nickname was “Gypsy”). I just cannot imagine taking the life of another, for any reason, yet these people would not have hesitated to kill for a scumbag like Manson.

reporternews.com

“Everyone wants to make them monsters,” said Share. “They weren’t monsters. They did a monstrous thing and now they’re older people and they’re not monsters anymore. None of those people ever would have been violent if it weren’t for Manson.”

That was from a woman who would have eagerly done the murders herself, except:

“Share said she was never asked, partly because she was older. But there was another reason: an extra 20 pounds that would have made it difficult for her to climb through windows.

“Let me tell you,” she said, “I was just short of murdering for him. If he had told me to get some black clothes and get in a car, I would have.”

I think Share can “rationalize” what she saw and did herself as well as the others because she became a “born again christian”. That just doesn’t cut it for me.

238 klys  Jun 7, 2014 4:20:12am

Well, the plumber arrives in 6 hours. But all that’s left is attaching some of the bigger beads/shaped beads.

239 Flounder  Jun 7, 2014 4:43:46am

Good morning, coffee, tea, or me?!

240 Lidane  Jun 7, 2014 4:54:40am

When life gives you gopher holes, react accordingly:

facebook.com

Heh.

241 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 7, 2014 5:15:03am

Good morning Lizards. Clear and mid-60s at this point of the morning in Philadelphia.

Water/drain use in the entire apartment building is restricted after 9am. Main drain pipe is broken and a portion has to be replaced. Filled up all my water bottles just in case.

A (hopefully) relatively boring day planned. Cat sitter is stopping by for a quick orientation visit since I will be on vacation in a few weeks. And the car is going into the shop for some routine maintenance and an oil change.

242 Flounder  Jun 7, 2014 5:29:16am

Americade is on for this weekend in Lake George, NY. They are all going to have perfect weather for it!

243 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 6:47:40am

My grandson received “Driver of the Month” at work and a small bonus for it.

Plus, thunderstorms today and only one day in the next week that doesn’t have rain showing in the forecast. Hot and humid, as bad as winter IMHO. Give me the 70s any day that even a short rain shower couldn’t ruin. : )

244 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 6:49:10am

Stay safe if you’re anywhere within this area…

245 Dark_Falcon  Jun 7, 2014 6:51:00am

re: #76 RealityBasedSteve

Hey, the internet isn’t ALL fuzzy cute kittens.

RBS

And when kittens grow up they have some evil in them as well.

246 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 7:04:42am

Mattis: No evidence of Bergdahl collusion with Taliban

During his time in Tampa as commander of U.S. Central Command, Marine Gen. James Mattis said he saw no evidence to confirm that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released in a prisoner swap last week, collaborated with his captors.

“I have never seen one bit of verified or confirmed evidence of that,” Mattis said in a phone interview with The Tampa Tribune. “Not one bit. You hear things and it was second- and third-hand.”

The Fox News story says information about Bergdahl converting to Islam, fraternizing openly with his captors and declaring himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, came from a source new to Clarridge’s Eclipse Group “whose trustworthiness had not been fully vetted by the group. However, the report stated, the informant “does have plausible access to the information reported.”

Fox News reported that Clarridge told them Eclipse Group “enjoyed a subcontract through the assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict from November 2009 through May 31, 2010, and that after the contract was terminated, he invested some $50,000 of his own money to maintain the elaborate network of informants and handlers that had yielded such detailed accounts of Bergdahl’s status.

247 Amory Blaine  Jun 7, 2014 7:10:00am

Democrats should contact me for billboard ideas. I’d be happy to assist.

248 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 7:10:53am
249 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 7:11:36am

Syria spillover: ISIS leaves Anbar campus, students flee

“The gunmen took some students to other university buildings. For the rest of us, we are still trapped in our rooms and everybody is in panic, especially the Shiite students,” al-Mehamdi told The Associated Press in a phone interview from inside the dormitory.

Several hours later, gunmen left the university under unclear circumstances. Students then boarded buses provided by the local government to flee the school, though gunfire erupted as security forces attacked retreating militants, police said.

“We thank God that this crisis ended almost peacefully and no student was hurt as far as I know,” al-Mehamdi said by mobile phone from inside a bus that took him to safety.

250 sagehen  Jun 7, 2014 7:12:19am

re: #246 Killgore Trout

information… came from a source new to Clarridge’s Eclipse Group “whose trustworthiness had not been fully vetted by the group.

So when it all turns out to be bullshit, Fox has already built-in their “we didn’t lie, we were just asking questions, we didn’t say it was definite” excuse. That’s awfully convenient.

251 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 7:12:55am

re: #247 Amory Blaine

Democrats should contact me for billboard ideas. I’d be happy to assist.

They turned down my “Do you really want to vote for that incompetent, alcoholic, orange cocksucker again?” billboard for Ohio. Now I’m all out of ideas.

252 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 7:15:46am

So, the “What will Hillary say?” saga about Bergdahl came to its predicted conclusion.

253 Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2014 7:17:33am

re: #252 darthstar

So, the “What will Hillary say?” saga about Bergdahl came to its predicted conclusion.

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And now she gets attacked for flip-flopping because she once disapproved of releasing the Taliban prisoners, while every Republican and wingnut who’s flipped their view is excused as “not having all the details.”

254 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 7:25:19am

re: #253 Targetpractice

And now she gets attacked for flip-flopping because she once disapproved of releasing the Taliban prisoners, while every Republican and wingnut who’s flipped their view is excused as “not having all the details.”

You’ve seen this show before.

255 Dark_Falcon  Jun 7, 2014 7:31:15am

re: #254 darthstar

You’ve seen this show before.

Some seasons its the Dems on the attack while excusing their own errors, some seasons its the GOP doing the same thing. Either way, the show’s been on longer than The Simpsons.

256 Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2014 7:32:10am

re: #254 darthstar

You’ve seen this show before.

Yeah, it’s getting predictable. Just like I know now that, because one of the guys in Bergdahl’s unit has spoken up to say he never saw a note and he doesn’t immediately buy into the idea that Bowe joined the Taliban without strong evidence, that wingnuts are gonna quietly back away from the “deserter” talk. And when the Pentagon finally releases its report, they’ll only pay attention if it does decide to charge him with desertion. Otherwise it’ll be “old news” and quickly ignored.

257 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:36:08am

Guess there’s no need to ask if he has an INNIE or an OUTTIE!!

Police: 315-Pound Man Hid 40 Bags Of Heroin In Belly Button

charlotte.cbslocal.com

258 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 7:42:32am

re: #257 sattv4u2

Guess there’s no need to ask if he has an INNIE or an OUTTIE!!

Police: 315-Pound Man Hid 40 Bags Of Heroin In Belly Button

charlotte.cbslocal.com

Damn, all I ever get is lint.

259 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:43:13am

re: #258 Killgore Trout

Damn, all I ever get is lint.

I save mine

I hope to have enough soon to be able to knit a sweater!

260 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 7:43:25am
261 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:44:26am

Anyone missing a matched set of American Tourister Luggage??

jsonline.com

A highway worker was cutting grass beside a country road in the Town of Geneva early Thursday afternoon when he noticed two suitcases in a ditch. He moved the suitcases to the shoulder and continued mowing.

It wasn’t until about 3 p.m. that a motorist who saw the suitcases called police. Officer Eric Anderson went to North Como Road and opened the suitcases.

Each contained a body.

262 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 7, 2014 7:45:09am

re: #255 Dark_Falcon

Some seasons its the Dems on the attack while excusing their own errors, some seasons its the GOP doing the same thing. Either way, the show’s been on longer than The Simpsons.

Would you care to cite some of those seasons where the Dems have excused their own errors to extent the modern GOP has done and is doing?

That Magical Balance Fairy is dead, and the act is tiresome.

263 Dark_Falcon  Jun 7, 2014 7:47:39am

re: #260 darthstar

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And for those looking for a gift for an Open Carry Texas or Open Carry Tarrant County member for Father’s Day, what could be better than a Laser-Guided Tactical Necktie?

264 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:48:10am

“Hey kids. I think we’ll skip the trip to the beach this year”

Body Found At Cape Beach Was Missing Head And Limbs

boston.cbslocal.com

A body found Wednesday night on Town Neck Road Beach in Sandwich was missing the head, both arms and both legs, according to authorities.

Cape & Island District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the body was that of a black man, 6-foot to 6-foot-2, 220-230 pounds with a surgical scar on the abdomen.

The body was found wrapped in a tarp and attached to a moving dolly and was clad in black sweat-type pants and a blue t-shirt with the company name Cranston Windustrial on the back.

265 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 7:51:24am

re: #264 sattv4u2

“Hey kids. I think we’ll skip the trip to the beach this year”

Body Found At Cape Beach Was Missing Head And Limbs

boston.cbslocal.com

A body found Wednesday night on Town Neck Road Beach in Sandwich was missing the head, both arms and both legs, according to authorities.

Cape & Island District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the body was that of a black man, 6-foot to 6-foot-2, 220-230 pounds with a surgical scar on the abdomen.

The body was found wrapped in a tarp and attached to a moving dolly and was clad in black sweat-type pants and a blue t-shirt with the company name Cranston Windustrial on the back.

Are you missing any bodies yourself this morning?

266 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:52:37am

re: #265 Justanotherhuman

Are you missing any bodies yourself this morning?

Nope. I know exactly where all mine are ,,, umm,,, stored!!

267 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 7:54:50am

The vehicle Tracy Morgan was in…

instagram.com

I hope he has a full recovery.

268 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 7, 2014 7:55:44am

re: #255 Dark_Falcon

Some seasons its the Dems on the attack while excusing their own errors, some seasons its the GOP doing the same thing. Either way, the show’s been on longer than The Simpsons.

And the magical balance fairy flaps its exhausted wings one more time.

269 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:56:37am

re: #267 Justanotherhuman

The vehicle Tracy Morgan was in…

instagram.com

I hope he has a full recovery.

What the hell is it? Way to big for a car or even an SUV (judging by the size in comparison to the trailer truck it’s next too). A private limo/ bus perhaps

270 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 7:58:25am

re: #267 Justanotherhuman

re: #269 sattv4u2

What the hell is it? Way to big for a car or even an SUV (judging by the size in comparison to the trailer truck it’s next too). A private limo/ bus perhaps

Nevermind

Found it

was riding in a limo bus with Morgan
nj.com

271 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 7:59:59am

I swear, sometimes stuff like this makes you want to be a recluse. What is wrong with these people? Are we just producing more psychopaths or just more people who just don’t give a flying fuck about other people at all?

Second Suspect Arrested in Theater ‘Bottle Bomb’ Explosion

nbcwashington.com

Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said Michael Sean Hollingsworth, 23, of Takoma Park, was taken into custody on Friday. He is charged with destructive device - manufacture/possession/distribution and conspiracy - destructive device - manufacture/possession/distribution in connection with the May 24 attack at the Magic Johnson Theaters.

(snip)

Another suspect, Manuel Joyner Bell, was arrested last week for his involvement in the Largo incident. Bell also faces charges in Maryland and Virginia for separate “bottle bomb” explosions at different theaters.

(snip)

The bottle bombs were filled with acid and metal. The material inside reacted, exploded the bottles and spewed acid; they are capable of sending the acid 20 to 30 feet, fire officials have said. More

Pro tip: Don’t order your movie tickets online.

272 Dark_Falcon  Jun 7, 2014 8:03:30am

re: #268 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

And the magical balance fairy flaps its exhausted wings one more time.

She got a good night’s sleep and I gave her some apple juice and Red Bull before logging on. So she was good to go for this short outing.

/Nothing but a good time.

273 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:05:33am

Speaking of malignant narcissists, Godwald links to his old haunt, Cato. And guess who else is hanging out there?

274 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:09:35am

This ought to get the RWNJs rattled:

Former President Bill Clinton at Maya Angelou’s memorial: ‘She had the voice of God. And he decided he wanted it back for a while’ - live video
End of alert

275 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:13:37am

How is it now?

276 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 8:14:28am

Seattle Pacific shooting: Despite ‘rage inside,’ Aaron Ybarra found ‘not detainable’

New details emerging about the build-up to the attack indicate Ybarra had long struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues, although the former community college student, his friends said, had seemed to be turning his life around. He was twice evaluated by psychiatrists, but was found “not detainable” after his mother refused to have him admitted.

277 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:14:33am

re: #265 Justanotherhuman

Are you missing any bodies yourself this morning?

No, I still have mine.

278 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:15:53am

re: #265 Justanotherhuman

Are you missing any bodies yourself this morning?

I’ve only ever had the one.

I think

279 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 8:16:34am
280 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:18:31am

re: #261 sattv4u2

Anyone missing a matched set of American Tourists ?

jsonline.com

281 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:20:00am

282 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:21:06am

re: #281 FemNaziBitch

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Fantastic! I love seeing the RWNJs get their comeuppance!

283 Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2014 8:21:39am

Looks like summer has come early here in Ostrava - temps are forecast to reach 35 C (95 Fahrenheit) by Tuesday. It’s pretty nice right now; about 80 F.

Of course, as others have mentioned here before, most buildings in Central Europe - aside from the most recently constructed, or shopping centers - don’t have AC, so when it starts getting over 90 F, that’s when people start dropping, unfortunately.

284 kirkspencer  Jun 7, 2014 8:22:21am

re: #227 wheat-dogghazi

I believe it. Flying against the sun affects you more than flying with it.

OK, weekend tutoring time. See you later!

(way late to this) My solution - works for me, not promising for anyone else - is that when i take a sleeping pill when I go to bed, and a plan a short midday nap the next day. The sleeping pill helps over come the “it’s not time to sleep yet” cry of the body, and the nap helps deal with the “I got up waaaay to early” reaction.

It’s been several years now so I might need more than one day to cope but that’s all I used to need using that technique.

285 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:22:25am

re: #264 sattv4u2

“Hey kids. I think we’ll skip the trip to the beach this year”

Body Found At Cape Beach Was Missing Head And Limbs

boston.cbslocal.com

A body found Wednesday night on Town Neck Road Beach in Sandwich was missing the head, both arms and both legs, according to authorities.

Cape & Island District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the body was that of a black man, 6-foot to 6-foot-2, 220-230 pounds with a surgical scar on the abdomen.

The body was found wrapped in a tarp and attached to a moving dolly and was clad in black sweat-type pants and a blue t-shirt with the company name Cranston Windustrial on the back.

Typical media exaggeration to call that a ‘body’.

286 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 8:23:35am

re: #285 Decatur Deb

Typical media exaggeration to call that a ‘body’.

Thorax?

287 Bulworth  Jun 7, 2014 8:25:07am

re: #274 Justanotherhuman

This ought to get the RWNJs rattled:

Former President Bill Clinton at Maya Angelou’s memorial: ‘She had the voice of God. And he decided he wanted it back for a while’ - live video
End of alert

Y is Bill Clinton comparing that unAmerican Maya Communist Angelo to GOD????!!??

288 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:25:22am

re: #285 Decatur Deb

Typical media exaggeration to call that a ‘body’.

Sounds like a mob or gang hit. If the guy has a criminal record, the State could have his DNA?

289 darthstar  Jun 7, 2014 8:26:41am
290 Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2014 8:27:20am

re: #286 darthstar

Thorax?

Torso.

291 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 7, 2014 8:27:36am

re: #272 Dark_Falcon

She got a good night’s sleep and I gave her some apple juice and Red Bull before logging on. So she was good to go for this short outing.

/Nothing but a good time.

It’s great how you can crack jokes while the GOP is humiliating itself attacking a POW and the integrity of the US military, and while Rand Paul is talking about handing US citizens over to the Taliban. Really.

292 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:27:58am

I whhhaaaannnnnt a Mastiff & a German Shepherd

293 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 8:28:10am

Ah well

A trip to Home Depot (amongst other places) beckons

294 Bulworth  Jun 7, 2014 8:28:19am

re: #289 darthstar

Hurr hurr well give NK 20 Democrats for the tourist. Cant you Democrat take a joke????

295 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:28:30am

re: #286 darthstar

Thorax?

It’s pronounced “Fronck-en-steen”.

296 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:29:21am

re: #293 sattv4u2

Ah well

A trip to Home Depot (amongst other places) beckons

Otherwise known as “Cash and Carry”.

297 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 8:29:53am

re: #288 Justanotherhuman

Sounds like a mob or gang hit. If the guy has a criminal record, the State could have his DNA?

Yeah ,, the “wrapped in a tarp” kinda negates “industrial accident” scenario!!

298 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:30:20am

re: #295 Decatur Deb

It’s pronounced “Fronck-en-steen”.

I think it is referred to as a “trunk”.

Not to be confused with an American Tourister.

299 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:30:39am

re: #293 sattv4u2

Ah well

A trip to Home Depot (amongst other places) beckons

Don’t loiter at the contractor pick-up unless you’re good with a roofing gun.

300 Dr Lizardo  Jun 7, 2014 8:31:38am

re: #298 FemNaziBitch

I think it is referred to as a “trunk”.

Not to be confused with an American Tourister.

I was thinking the “Cleveland Torso Murderer”, aka the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.

They never did catch that fellow, btw.

301 sattv4u2  Jun 7, 2014 8:31:39am

re: #299 Decatur Deb

Don’t loiter at the contractor pick-up unless you’re good with a roofing gun.

(((shhhh,,,,, I actually get a contractors discount!)))))

302 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:32:17am

re: #298 FemNaziBitch

I think it is referred to as a “trunk”.

Not to be confused with an American Tourister.

Bring out your dead.

Youtube Video

303 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:34:13am

re: #301 sattv4u2

(((shhhh,,,,, I actually get a contractors discount!)))))

Lowe’s offered me one when I bought the stuff to shingle the roof and super-insulate the attic. Kicks in at around $2500.

304 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:35:55am

re: #303 Decatur Deb

Lowe’s offered me one when I bought the stuff to shingle the roof and super-insulate the attic. Kicks in at around $2500.

If you order stuff online with a credit card, you get a 10% discount, according to my landlord, who does it all the time. He checks out the mdse and then orders it on his phone.

ETA: Oh wait—I think that’s Advance auto parts. But I’d check it out anyway. he gets all his stuff at Lowe’s for his various properties, so I imagine he wouldn’t shop there unless he did get something off.

305 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 8:37:44am


Dozens killed in massacre in eastern Congo

Up to 37 people including women and children were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern province of South Kivu on Saturday morning in an attack that the regional governor blamed on a dispute over cattle.

The victims, who included several pregnant women, had been shot, stabbed or burned inside their homes. A Reuters cameraman on the scene counted 37 bodies, some of them lying inside a village church.

“It is Congolese who have carried out these attacks. It was about a dispute over cows,” South Kivu governor Marcellin Cishambo told Reuters. “The problem is that everyone in this area carries a weapon.”

306 Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2014 8:38:06am
307 Dark_Falcon  Jun 7, 2014 8:38:22am

re: #305 Killgore Trout


Dozens killed in massacre in eastern Congo

Madness, udder madness.

308 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:39:20am

309 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:39:27am

re: #304 Justanotherhuman

If you order stuff online with a credit card, you get a 10% discount, according to my landlord, who does it all the time. He checks out the mdse and then orders it on his phone.

We have the Lowe’s card, always gives us 5% at the register. They are my faves—less union busting than HD and good Habitat supporters. Just redid a bathroom to about 1.5K in materials.

310 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:43:11am

re: #309 Decatur Deb

We have the Lowe’s card, always gives us 5% at the register. They are my faves—less union busting than HD and good Habitat supporters. Just redid a bathroom to about 1.5K in materials.

Yeah, I admit I’m a little biased since I used to work at the store in Mooresville (where corp hdqtrs are). I used to get some fantastic bargains when we had “yard sales” of discontinued items. Bought 2 Stiffel all brass lamps for $15 one day—one had sold for over $100. We still have them, although we’ve changed the shades.

311 wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2014 8:43:57am
312 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:45:00am

re: #311 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

That pup had a bad night.

313 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:48:05am

314 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:48:30am

re: #311 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

I thought it was a selfie.

315 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 8:54:27am

Expect more derp from the RWNJs.

Michelle Obama says Maya Angelou’s words ‘carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House’ - live video
End of alert

316 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 8:54:28am

re: #306 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Re-enactors couldn’t find a DUKW, had to use a swan.

Image: id_dukw_landing_full_2.jpg

317 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 8:58:17am
318 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 9:02:57am

re: #317 FemNaziBitch

How can they get away with this shit?

“Chancey writes that the curriculum, called “The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact,” “builds its case for this view on oversimplifications, misrepresentations, logical fallacies, and outright mistakes,” and takes its “cues from the literature of conservative Christian apologetics rather than academic scholarship.”

“The report details how Green’s curriculum plan credits the Bible for ending slavery and bans on women voting, while also citing Albert Einstein in an attempt to confirm Creationism and favorably comparing the neo-Confederate film “The Birth of a Nation” to the biblical book of Exodus.”

- See more at: rightwingwatch.org

319 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:05:29am
320 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:06:18am

re: #318 Justanotherhuman

How can they get away with this shit?

“Chancey writes that the curriculum, called “The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact,” “builds its case for this view on oversimplifications, misrepresentations, logical fallacies, and outright mistakes,” and takes its “cues from the literature of conservative Christian apologetics rather than academic scholarship.”

“The report details how Green’s curriculum plan credits the Bible for ending slavery and bans on women voting, while also citing Albert Einstein in an attempt to confirm Creationism and favorably comparing the neo-Confederate film “The Birth of a Nation” to the biblical book of Exodus.”

- See more at: rightwingwatch.org

Well, without a strong federal government —meaning money to enforce the law — States will continue to degrade fiefdoms.

321 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 9:18:35am
322 Archangelus  Jun 7, 2014 9:20:37am

...

324 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2014 9:27:13am

re: #323 FemNaziBitch

Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds

Hell hath no fury? LOL

Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Sandy…

325 BongCrodny  Jun 7, 2014 9:27:42am

Someone’s probably found this already, but it’s worth repeating…

Bill Watterson of “Calvin and Hobbes” returns to the comics pages!

Sort of.

Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning.

He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence.

Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him.

In fact, legend has it that when Steven Spielberg called to see if he wanted to make a movie, Bill wouldn’t even take the call.

Keep reading…

326 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:29:28am

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Sandy…

I’m actually having a hard time remembering any with a mans name …but I guess there have been a few

327 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2014 9:30:25am

re: #326 FemNaziBitch

I’m actually having a hard time remembering any with a mans name …but I guess there have been a few

Andrew, Hugo, Georges, Ike

328 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:31:19am

re: #327 Eclectic Cyborg

Andrew, Hugo, Georges, Ike

Andrew, I remember that one.

329 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 9:31:33am

The cat haz occupied mah mouse pad. I iz teh occupy.

330 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 9:32:49am

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Sandy…

And they started using male names when?

331 wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2014 9:34:24am

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Sandy…

Camille.

332 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:34:30am

re: #330 Gus

And they started using male names when?

1978

333 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 7, 2014 9:35:02am

re: #325 BongCrodny

Someone’s probably found this already, but it’s worth repeating…

That’s too wonderful for words. Funny strips too…

334 danarchy  Jun 7, 2014 9:35:22am

re: #326 FemNaziBitch

I’m actually having a hard time remembering any with a mans name …but I guess there have been a few

Being from New England, the first one that always comes to mind when I think Hurricane is Bob, then Gloria.

335 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 9:36:22am

re: #319 FemNaziBitch

Just keep watching ‘til the end
just over 2 minutes

[Embedded content]

Video

“It’s a crummy commercial.”

336 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:36:29am

Hurricanes Named After Women Are More Dangerous? Not So Fast.

Whoops. That’s a pretty basic error to make in a study where you’re trying to correlate deadliness of something over time. Actually, when the authors did attempt to account for this by comparing only storms after 1979, as you might expect, any correlation between names and deadliness vanished. Ideally, to back up a claim like this, you’d want to have lots of data, and there simply haven’t been enough years of named hurricanes to get a sufficient statistical significance.

337 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:36:55am

re: #335 Justanotherhuman

“It’s a crummy commercial.”

pretty radial tho for any culture at this point in time.

338 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:40:13am

bbl

339 sagehen  Jun 7, 2014 9:40:43am

re: #324 Eclectic Cyborg

Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Sandy…

irene

340 FemNaziBitch  Jun 7, 2014 9:41:04am

re: #330 Gus

And they started using male names when?

but why did they change?

341 wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2014 9:43:23am

re: #340 FemNaziBitch

but why did they change?

Different organization took charge of the names.

342 BeenHereAwhile  Jun 7, 2014 9:44:04am

re: #303 Decatur Deb

Lowe’s offered me one when I bought the stuff to shingle the roof and super-insulate the attic. Kicks in at around $2500.

If you show military ID at checkout, Lowes gives 10% discount.

When I asked what if I was discharged (with near onion head haircut) in 1966?

“It’s still good.”

343 jaunte  Jun 7, 2014 9:45:34am
“…The Clerisy operates on very different principles than its rival power brokers, the oligarchs of finance, technology or energy. The power of the knowledge elite does not stem primarily from money, but in persuading, instructing and regulating the rest of society…”
thedailybeast.com

Today’s conservative stance: whine about being bad at persuasion.

344 BeenHereAwhile  Jun 7, 2014 9:47:55am

re: #331 wrenchwench

Camille.

John Hope named that one after his daughter.

345 wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2014 9:48:37am

re: #342 BeenHereAwhile

If you show military ID at checkout, Lowes gives 10% discount.

When I asked what if I was discharged (with near onion head haircut) in 1966?

“It’s still good.”

Mr. w got out of the Navy in 1969. He went to college in 1998-2002. The institution had an exemption to the physical education requirement for veterans. They didn’t want to honor it for him, but they did.

346 sagehen  Jun 7, 2014 9:51:05am

OT: can someone tell me how to take a screenshot of my computer? (Mac OSX)…

347 BeenHereAwhile  Jun 7, 2014 9:52:22am

re: #336 FemNaziBitch

Hurricanes Named After Women Are More Dangerous? Not So Fast.

Don’t know any women named Andrew.

IIRC (and I lived in Miami in 1992), Andrew was a catagory 5.

348 Archangelus  Jun 7, 2014 9:52:33am

That was odd, tried replacing a video embed link in a previous post, got saved empty and immediately gave expired edit time error.. anyways, working vid link now:

Bill Maher’s new rules segment on the open carry gun insanity:

Video

349 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 9:56:35am

re: #343 jaunte

Today’s conservative stance: whine about being bad at persuasion.

It’s a topic that interests me but that article sucked. An overextended metaphor doesn’t require a detailed historical background and those are all points that others have made previously in much better articles.

350 Killgore Trout  Jun 7, 2014 9:58:02am

re: #346 sagehen

OT: can someone tell me how to take a screenshot of my computer? (Mac OSX)…

Point a Polaroid at the monitor.

351 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 7, 2014 9:59:02am

re: #346 sagehen

Command+Shift+3 will take a screenshot and place it on your desktop.

Edit: There’s a chrome app called ultimate awesome screenshot that will do the same from the browser, and it’s pretty cool.

352 Mattand  Jun 7, 2014 10:01:52am

re: #346 sagehen

OT: can someone tell me how to take a screenshot of my computer? (Mac OSX)…

Hit command-shift-4 and then tap the spacebar. The icon will then turn into a camera and allow you take a picture of a specific window; even one that’s obscured in the background.

353 A Mom Anon  Jun 7, 2014 10:02:59am

A Sovereign Citizen

You know, it must be nice to think laws just don’t apply to you because you say so. Or do a little tap dance and believe some other nut who thinks he’s found a loophole. There’s still no word on how many weapons this guy has in his bunker at Mom’s house.

354 Mattand  Jun 7, 2014 10:02:59am

re: #346 sagehen

OT: can someone tell me how to take a screenshot of my computer? (Mac OSX)…

Here’s the whole shebang straight from Apple: support.apple.com

355 jaunte  Jun 7, 2014 10:03:17am

re: #346 sagehen

OT: can someone tell me how to take a screenshot of my computer? (Mac OSX)…

A third way: Holding down Shift-Command-4 will give you a crosshairs; use it to marquee the portion of your screen you want to capture. The resulting .png file will appear on your desktop.

356 sagehen  Jun 7, 2014 10:03:42am

re: #351 Rev_Arthur_Belling

Command+Shift+3 will take a screenshot and place it on your desktop.

Edit: There’s a chrome app called ultimate screenshot that will do the same from the browser, and it’s pretty cool.

thanks ever so…

357 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 7, 2014 10:05:02am

re: #353 A Mom Anon

A Sovereign Citizen

You know, it must be nice to think laws just don’t apply to you because you say so. Or do a little tap dance and believe some other nut who thinks he’s found a loophole. There’s still no word on how many weapons this guy has in his bunker at Mom’s house.

It’s probably the result of something not nice, feeling cut off and alienated from modern society. A lot of these sovereign citizen schlubs are people that get infected with the Ayn Randian philosophy but aren’t smart or charismatic enough to actually get anywhere in life.

358 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 7, 2014 10:05:13am

Updating apps and extensions on a new MacBook Pro without using the migration assistance is kind of a pain, but it gets me to thinking through what shit I haven’t used in ages and doesn’t clog up the new machine.

359 sagehen  Jun 7, 2014 10:05:53am

re: #352 Mattand

Hit command-shift-4 and then tap the spacebar. The icon will then turn into a camera and allow you take a picture of a specific window; even one that’s obscured in the background.

gratitude.

360 blueraven  Jun 7, 2014 10:15:09am

From an unlikely source: Fox (doubt it will air on the network)

2 soldiers died while Bergdahl search underway, but not while on patrol, Pentagon finds

Pentagon officials probing claims that eight soldiers died while looking for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have confirmed two troops from his unit died while the search was underway, but not while they while they were on patrol, a senior defense official told Fox News Friday.

Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for five years before being released last week in exchange for five Taliban Guantanamo detainees. Since his release, members of Bergdahl’s unit at the time of his disappearance have said he was a deserter and claimed eight men died as a result of the search for him.

The official said the two soldiers in Bergdahl’s unit who died were in a combat outpost that was attacked. The official said it was impossible to prove a link between their deaths and Bergdahl’s disappearance.

In addition, investigators have determined that some of the other eight soldiers were killed while driving a logistic delivery to the base, and likely would have been doing so regardless of the search. The official said a few others were involved in explosive ordinance detection, but did not say whether that job was related to their deaths.

361 jaunte  Jun 7, 2014 10:17:58am
362 Justanotherhuman  Jun 7, 2014 10:18:14am

re: #357 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

Thank goodness they not either smart or charismatic.

Or they could turn out to be smart asses like Edward Snowden or Glenn Greenwald or a few others we could name who do more than physical damage.

363 ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2014 10:24:13am

re: #315 Justanotherhuman

Expect more derp from the RWNJs.

Michelle Obama says Maya Angelou’s words ‘carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House’ - live video
End of alert

Oh boy, Fox, Rush and the whole gang have material for a week.

“She doesn’t know her place. We aren’t even sure her husband should be in the White House, surely no one wanted her!!! Who the hell does she think she is? I tell you, the one we really need to worry about is Michelle. Have you heard people have tossed her name in the ring for ‘16? People, we have got to get the Obama’s out of the White House. And, we need to do now it so we can take our country back™.”

Outrage ensues. Web sites ask for money to Get Michelle out of the White House.

364 ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2014 10:29:18am

re: #329 Gus

The cat haz occupied mah mouse pad. I iz teh occupy.

Does the cat have a drum to beat on?

(OMP - Occupy Mouse Pad - Show the Humans You Will No Longer Take It!)

365 Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2014 10:30:07am

re: #360 blueraven

From an unlikely source: Fox (doubt it will air on the network)

2 soldiers died while Bergdahl search underway, but not while on patrol, Pentagon finds

This whole thing continues to unravel before the eyes of wingnuts. I’ve seen more and more clamming up, now muttering that they want to wait for the Pentagon to do its investigation, as if that stopped them when they were sure that Bergdahl’s unit was unified against him.

Speaking of which, I haven’t really taken stock of just who all in his unit has been put before the cameras, but I note that two of them were guys in a leadership spot. I find myself wondering today if perhaps the negative feelings from them has to do with the brass chewing them out and then holding them responsible for Bowe falling into enemy hands.

366 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 10:39:05am

re: #350 Killgore Trout

Point a Polaroid at the monitor.

Got a Polaroid CU5 oscilloscope camera around here someplace.

Image: 2653120678_65bfd7e703.jpg

367 ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2014 10:42:15am

re: #360 blueraven

From an unlikely source: Fox (doubt it will air on the network)

2 soldiers died while Bergdahl search underway, but not while on patrol, Pentagon finds

So, from the day Bowe did what ever Bowe did, they basically are claiming they were searching for him from that time on. So, anything that occurred from then on was “while searching for Bowe Bergdahl” and can be counted.

Got it.

This story is getting real thin. Soon it will be transparent enough we will see right through it.

368 Amory Blaine  Jun 7, 2014 10:43:08am

re: #281 FemNaziBitch

[Embedded image]

Very good. She handled herself quite well while the RWNJ were attacking her. She’ll be a great asset.

369 Decatur Deb  Jun 7, 2014 10:43:48am

re: #367 ObserverArt

So, from the day Bowe did what ever Bowe did, they basically are claiming they were searching for him from that time on. So, anything that occurred from then on was “while searching for Bowe Bergdahl” and can be counted.

Go it.

This story is getting real thin. Soon it will be transparent enough we will see right through it.

Too late. The glue on that alternate model of the universe has already set.

370 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 10:44:41am

re: #369 Decatur Deb

Too late. The glue on that alternate model of the universe has already set.

Yep. Jake Tapper was admitting to the error. I was saying the same as you just earlier on Twitter. It’s too late.

371 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 10:45:25am
372 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 10:47:24am

re: #360 blueraven

From an unlikely source: Fox (doubt it will air on the network)

2 soldiers died while Bergdahl search underway, but not while on patrol, Pentagon finds

THE PENTAGON LIES!

373 Romantic Heretic  Jun 7, 2014 10:50:08am

re: #353 A Mom Anon

“He was in a delicate emotional state, agitated a lot, almost panicky,” she said. “But there was no tangible evidence he was a threat to anyone.”

Um, I’m sorry but yes! Anyone that obviously close to the edge is a threat to everyone. That close to the edge it is inevitable they will fall off and they will almost certainly take as many people as they can with them.

It is their last chance to prove their manhood.

374 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 7, 2014 10:50:17am

re: #371 Gus

You would think these 24-hour news outlets would pay for better graphics people, but I see these kinds of mistakes all the time.

375 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 10:52:45am

re: #374 Rev_Arthur_Belling

You would think these 24-hour news outlets would pay for better graphics people, but I see these kinds of mistakes all the time.

Doubt it was the graphics people. They were told what to put up. I’ve seen these 6 being shown before.

376 Amory Blaine  Jun 7, 2014 10:54:17am

Bullshit. This is part of their narrative.

377 ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2014 10:54:23am

re: #369 Decatur Deb

Too late. The glue on that alternate model of the universe has already set.

Yeah, but sometimes all the glue is doing is holding the rotten substrate together. Still rotten inside and will not allow anything to be built on it.

378 Kafitrar  Jun 7, 2014 10:54:25am

re: #306 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Spoiler Alert: The bunny stings the swan midstream

379 klys  Jun 7, 2014 10:54:34am

re: #375 Gus

Doubt it was the graphics people. They were told what to put up. I’ve seen these 6 being shown before.

Yep. In the rush to the bottom, the facts don’t matter. oops, excuse our mistake now that the narrative is set. Don’t mind the noise machine.

380 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 10:54:51am

Now that graphics will be spread far and wide. Wait. Already has.

381 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Jun 7, 2014 10:55:06am

re: #375 Gus

Doubt it was the graphics people. They were told what to put up. I’ve seen these 6 being shown before.

So a producer? Regardless, I’ve seen enough chyron fuck-ups to stand by my statement re: the quality of cable news graphics departments. Of course, that is just a symptom of the general quality of cable news overall.

382 Targetpractice  Jun 7, 2014 10:55:25am

Spend days pumping out bullshit, then a couple seconds denying you ever did it. “It wasn’t me, it was the graphics guy! My report was totally factual!”

383 jaunte  Jun 7, 2014 10:55:55am

re: #371 Gus

I have in my coverage. The graphics were an error,

“I said something that people forgot almost immediately, while they absorbed the message from the pictures.”

384 Bulworth  Jun 7, 2014 10:56:16am

re: #371 Gus

[Embedded content]

[media]Hey its not ARE job to get the graphics Right!!![/media]

385 klys  Jun 7, 2014 10:56:36am

re: #381 Rev_Arthur_Belling

So a producer? Regardless, I’ve seen enough chyron fuck-ups to stand by my statement re: the quality of cable news graphics departments. Of course, that is just a symptom of the general quality of cable news overall.

Yes, but calling it an “error” while engaging in substantial character smearing (oops!) is just hypocrisy, and that’s not the graphics department’s fault.

386 Gus  Jun 7, 2014 10:57:00am

re: #383 jaunte

“I said something that people forgot almost immediately, while they absorbed the message from the pictures.”

It’s like an architect blaming the draftsman.

387 ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2014 10:57:13am

re: #380 Gus

Now that graphics will be spread far and wide. Wait. Already has.

Don’t worry Gus, they will send out complete and thorough retractions.

///

388 Bulworth  Jun 7, 2014 10:57:47am

Wingnut “patriots” have already decided that the military has tried and convicted Bowe Bergdahl of desertion. Many will go to church tomorrow to praise the Savior they claim was unjustly condemned by a religious mob.

389 Amory Blaine  Jun 7, 2014 11:04:46am

Good thing we have responsible journalists taking great care as to not spread false or misleading information. If the graphic needs a qualifier it doesn’t need to be displayed. Fucking douchebag.

390 Bulworth  Jun 7, 2014 11:05:25am

re: #315 Justanotherhuman

Expect more derp from the RWNJs.

Michelle Obama says Maya Angelou’s words ‘carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House’ - live video
End of alert

Why Obamas at Maya Angelo funeral but not for 4 heroic Americans killed in Benghazi?!?!?!

391 A Mom Anon  Jun 7, 2014 11:05:51am

re: #373 Romantic Heretic

Exactly, throw in a cache of weapons and homemade explosives and you end up with this. If that deputy had been looking away or was occupied doing something else yesterday at that time, the situation could have been A LOT uglier than it was.

You know, I have serious reservations about further stigmatizing people with mental illness, but if someone is throwing out all those signs AND has weapons, that’s just not going to end well. What we’re doing now is not working, and every fucking shooting like this SHOULD be a smack with the proverbial clue by 4 but no one is doing a fucking thing. We had three shootings in Metro Atlanta yesterday, this one, a lady who killed herself and her husband in a grocery store parking lot and a guy who got himself into a confrontation with SWAT. And those are just the ones that made the news. I don’t know what the hell it’s going to take short of someone wal

392 lostlakehiker  Jun 7, 2014 6:17:30pm

re: #284 kirkspencer

(way late to this) My solution - works for me, not promising for anyone else - is that when i take a sleeping pill when I go to bed, and a plan a short midday nap the next day. The sleeping pill helps over come the “it’s not time to sleep yet” cry of the body, and the nap helps deal with the “I got up waaaay to early” reaction.

It’s been several years now so I might need more than one day to cope but that’s all I used to need using that technique.

My system is to just stay up and tough it out until 7PM or so (Paris zone) (which is about a gazillion PM central standard time, but whatever). Wake up the next morning after 10 hours sleep or something sweet like that and it’s 5AM and you have an early start on the day but you’re not radically out of synch.

A happy twist of fate a few years back saw me in Normandy, work duties completed and free for June 5. So I made my way to Omaha beach, walked down from the cemetery to the bluffs and looked around, then back up.

The thing that struck me was how stark things must have been on the beach. Behind you is the tide coming in. In front of you are mines, wire obstacles, German machine guns, and so on. And there’s nothing for it but to either shelter behind some obstacle until the inevitable lucky shot or shell finds its way through a gap in your cover and nails you, or to make a dash for it to some better cover and better shooting vantage point. And from there, to another, and so on, until your luck runs out. Or doesn’t. And it’s a long, long ways across the beach and up the bluffs. Those who were there had to know their odds weren’t so good.

But they did it. Or, rather, after all was said and done, and so many were dead or injured, there were enough whose courage carried them forward and whose luck held.

For that day. As the war went on, everybody’s luck ran out, pretty much. Not one combat infantryman in a hundred served from D-Day right through to the end of the war. It was get killed, get captured, or get injured badly enough to require time out from the war for months—-or for good.

Everybody knew it. Mostly they stuck with it, knowing. That’s courage.

Thanks, guys.


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Missouri Veteran Accused of Planning ISIS Terrorist Attack on Kansas City A Columbia man is accused of plotting a Presidents Day jihadist terrorist attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, was charged in U.S. District Court of Kansas City with attempting ...
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Six Things You Can Learn From a Woman Who Has Fought for Abortion Rights for 18 Years "That means making sure we're engaging with them as we're coming up with our ideas and our strategies and creating our messages," Johnson says. "I believe that if we center the most affected we will create winning strategies that ...
Birth Control Works
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New Study Reveals Americans Are Actually Supportive When People Talk About Getting an Abortion How would you expect people to respond if you told them that you’d had an abortion? Who would you tell, and why? Despite the fact that many women do talk about their abortions with family and friends, many still ...
Birth Control Works
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Meet the Jewish Woman Who Helped Lay the Groundwork for Planned Parenthood - Culture - Forward.com Four years before women won the right to vote in the United States, Margaret Sanger — the future founder of Planned Parenthood — and her sister, Ethel Byrne, met a young Jewish immigrant named Fania Mindell. On October 16, ...
Birth Control Works
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U.N. Says 1.4 Million Children at Imminent Risk of Death in Famines Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. People are already starving to death in all four countries, and the ...
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Same-Sex Marriage Laws Linked to Fewer Youth Suicide Attempts, New Study Says The researchers found that suicide attempts by high school students decreased by 7 percent in states after they passed laws to legalize same-sex marriage, before the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. Among LGB high school students, the ...
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Today in Weather & Climate: California Flood Emergency Edition (Monday, February 20th)It pays to be ready for the worst. Here's what is causing so much concern: If the atmospheric river stalls, there could be up to a foot of rain in a span of about 36 hours over places that are ...
Unshaken Defiance
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‘Not Just a Series of Genital Acts’: The Woman Who Revolutionized Sex Education "Sex involves something you are, not just something you do," Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone told the Albuquerque Journal in 1967. The frank, former medical director of Planned Parenthood and founder of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the ...
Birth Control Works
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Fetus Funerals: The Dystopian New Turn in the Fight Against Abortion Rights Two years ago, Denee, a 39-year-old mother of two, was in a car accident. She was pregnant at the time, and at the hospital, staff informed her that the child she was carrying no longer had a heartbeat. Devastated, ...
Birth Control Works
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Letters From Women Pleading for Abortion, Sent in 1917, Mirror Emails Sent Today In the early 1900s, desperate American women wrote letters to the founder of Planned Parenthood begging for help with unwanted pregnancies. A century later, they're sending eerily similar messages to an international abortion-by-mail service. "I'm in the family way ...
Birth Control Works
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