BREAKING! New Photos of Jim Hoft Discovered: Throwing Gang Signs, Brandishing Weapons

Gentle giant?
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Little Green Footballs can now reveal that we have uncovered never seen before photos of the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, in violent, thuggish poses, making gang signs and showing off his numerous guns.

Hoft in a typical gang gesture with forefinger extended.

Sources in law enforcement have informed LGF that Hoft is a well-known member of the violent 37th Street Polo Shirt Gang. Here we see Hoft with some other members of the gang, one wearing a shirt that glorifies drug use and flashing the gang’s notorious two fingers extended sign.

Another picture of Hoft with a fellow gang member. Notice the same two finger sign.

In this photo Hoft is seen grimacing and raising a threatening clenched fist.

But most incriminating of all are these pictures of Jim Hoft brandishing a large arsenal of firearms in a clearly thuggish threatening manner.

A “gentle giant?” We don’t think so. More like a dangerous menacing thug.

(File images)

UPDATE at 9/5/14 5:21:13 pm by Charles Johnson

Hoft replies on Twitter with a menacing comment.

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460 comments
1 Kragar  Sep 5, 2014 4:02:58pm

Dangerous thugs like Dim Jim need to be kept off the streets

2 Unabogie  Sep 5, 2014 4:04:40pm

What’s wrong with you people? It’s clearly different when white people do it!

Wait, did I say that out loud?

3 dog philosopher  Sep 5, 2014 4:05:35pm

guilty of being a moron on a sunny day

4 Justanotherhuman  Sep 5, 2014 4:06:22pm

Hahaha!

I guess I’d better stop making the peace sign now. : )

5 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sep 5, 2014 4:06:47pm

Heh. “File images.”

6 ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2014 4:07:32pm

Good job Charles! Nice skewer.

7 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 4:08:32pm

Most amusing.

8 Kid A  Sep 5, 2014 4:10:08pm

UNIV of IOWA.

9 Kid A  Sep 5, 2014 4:11:06pm

Dim thinks Charles is being serious in two minutes. (You know I’m right)

10 Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2014 4:11:47pm

Hmmm. 6th picture down. Could this be Jim Hoft?

Nah. Jim doesn’t have the balls to actually do the things he encourages others to do. He only play acts at it.

11 makeitstop  Sep 5, 2014 4:13:22pm

‘File images.’ Well played, sir.

12 Kid A  Sep 5, 2014 4:13:24pm

What else is Dim Jim hiding? Are there file images of him wearing jorts at the suburban mall? Has he ever drank red wine with ice cubes? Has he ever been caught at a Yanni concert? These questions of his thugness need to be answered!!!!

13 darthstar  Sep 5, 2014 4:15:58pm

14 Shazam  Sep 5, 2014 4:16:01pm

You forgot to mention all of the pending charges against his gang brother Chucky J.

15 Kid A  Sep 5, 2014 4:16:19pm

THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON YOU, DIM JIM! PROVE TO US YOU WERE NOT IN THE 37th STREET POLO SHIRT GANG!!!

16 Justanotherhuman  Sep 5, 2014 4:16:34pm

IMHO, Jim Hoft is just another attention ho and the more outrageous his accusations, the more he shows himself to be so. And his audience isn’t even that large—which is why he has to be so loud in the first place.

Even the Dumbass Princess of the North pumps up her numbers, although few pay very much attention to her these days. It’s like, Sarah Who?

These people come and go, and their public lifespan is negligible in the scheme of the universe.

17 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 4:16:44pm
18 EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2014 4:16:56pm

re: #12 Kid A

What else is Dim Jim hiding? Are there file images of him wearing jorts at the suburban mall? Has he ever drank red wine with ice cubes? Has he ever been caught at a Yanni concert? These questions of his thugness need to be answered!!!!

However, any photos of Mr. Hoft with the saggy pants look should probably be suppressed.

19 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 4:18:21pm

re: #12 Kid A

What else is Dim Jim hiding? Are there file images of him wearing jorts at the suburban mall? Has he ever drank red wine with ice cubes? Has he ever been caught at a Yanni concert? These questions of his thugness need to be answered!!!!

Your killing me smalls!

:-D

20 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 4:19:39pm

Watch it, by the looks of that shirt Jim is a member of the BEE gang.

21 Justanotherhuman  Sep 5, 2014 4:19:55pm

Enjoy your evening, Lizards! Later on…

22 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Sep 5, 2014 4:20:53pm

re: #8 Kid A

UNIV of IOWA.

Yeah, that would have been classic! UNIV of IOWA, then MS Paint over it.

23 Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2014 4:21:24pm

Next let’s petition the court for Chucky C’s juvenile records.

24 Ace-o-aces  Sep 5, 2014 4:23:24pm
25 stpaulbear  Sep 5, 2014 4:23:45pm

re: #10 Bubblehead II

Everytime I see that picture I’d like to kick that gun hard enough to bend the barrel, but then I realize that would be too dangerous and stupid.

26 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 4:24:16pm

Derp sells. To derps. Oh, and derp.

27 Kid A  Sep 5, 2014 4:25:31pm

Time for a gang skewer post of Upchuck, Charles!

28 Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2014 4:27:16pm

re: #25 stpaulbear

Everytime I see that picture I’d like to kick that gun hard enough to bend the barrel, but then I realize that would be too dangerous and stupid.

I’m still wondering why the fuck he and the rest of them aren’t in jail. DOJ/BLM has dropped the ball on this as far as I am concerned.

29 Kragar  Sep 5, 2014 4:29:26pm

Dim Jim and friend answer the question as to how many times they’ve had sex without paying for it

30 stpaulbear  Sep 5, 2014 4:30:03pm

re: #28 Bubblehead II

I’m still wondering why the fuck he and the rest of them aren’t in jail. DOJ/BLM has dropped the ball on this as far as I am concerned.

I wonder how many of them have been identified by the feds. I hope a lot of them have been ID’ed.

31 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 4:31:02pm

re: #29 Kragar

Dim Jim and friend answer the question as to how many times they’ve had sex without paying for it

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Let me guess, that was taken during casual funeral friday?

32 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 5, 2014 4:31:52pm

I’m outta here for now. See you on the other side of Shabbat :)

33 stpaulbear  Sep 5, 2014 4:34:47pm

re: #31 De Kolta Chair

Let me guess, that was taken during casual funeral friday?

It was taken with his token white friend.

34 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 4:34:58pm

Oh my…
I feel like clutching my purse, and waiting for the next elevator.
These thugs and their “culture” are ruining this country.

35 Jenner7  Sep 5, 2014 4:39:41pm

Ferguson Police Chief Lied About Why He Released Alleged Michael Brown Robbery Tape: Report

huffingtonpost.com

Something we already knew, but thought I’d share.

36 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 4:41:45pm

It’s pretty obvious that Jim is the man who put the UG in thug.

37 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 4:45:46pm

I bet he has a tattoo sprawled across his chest that says Thug Life Smug Life.

38 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 4:45:52pm

Time to call a bunch of Alabamans and ask them why they hate Democrats. Phone canvassing sucks, less on Wednesday evening (when they don’t really go to church) than on Fri (when they really do go to HS football games). BBL

39 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 4:47:46pm
40 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 4:48:58pm

re: #20 b.d.

Watch it, by the looks of that shirt Jim is a member of the BEE gang.

And if anything is a crime, it is that shirt.

41 Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2014 4:53:35pm

re: #30 stpaulbear

I wonder how many of them have been identified by the feds. I hope a lot of them have been ID’ed.

Probably all of them. But why haven’t they been arrested? Time to take the kid gloves off.

42 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 4:58:23pm

re: #40 BeachDem

And if anything is a crime, it is that shirt.

It’s his gangmembers only shirt

43 Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2014 5:00:36pm

Night Lizards

44 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 5:02:28pm

Hey thanks all with the LGF advice last night re: beeping smoke detector. Neighbor coming over with ladder shortly & I bought new batteries.

45 thecommodore  Sep 5, 2014 5:03:16pm

AND IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE WAY YOUR MULATTO IS NOT DEALING WITH ISIS???!!!?!?!?!??!?! 1!1! 1! 1!1

This, by the way, is how a wingnut on a wingnut message board replied to me when I posted a story about how wingnuts fell for a satire story on the National Report where Eric Holder supposedly paid gang members to riot in Ferguson after the police killing of Michael Brown.

46 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:08:49pm

Now watching Spaceballs. In honor of Joan Rivers. Because it’s some seriously funny stuff, and because I could use the laugh after dealing with a week of Hoftian and CCJ baffling BS.

47 thecommodore  Sep 5, 2014 5:09:17pm

re: #10 Bubblehead II

Hmmm. 6th picture down. Could this be Jim Hoft?

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Nah. Jim doesn’t have the balls to actually do the things he encourages others to do. He only play acts at it.

“Chickenhawk Jim” would be a good alternate nickname for Dim Jim.

So would “Duke of Derp.”

48 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:09:50pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

Your killing me smalls!

:-D

Pity, as I would have just settled for hypnotizing you. :D

49 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:11:33pm

re: #46 lawhawk

Now watching Spaceballs. In honor of Joan Rivers. Because it’s some seriously funny stuff, and because I could use the laugh after dealing with a week of Hoftian and CCJ baffling BS.

Just make sure you’re done by 10 so you can watch the EPIC FAIL that will be Fox News’ BENGHAZI!!!!111 special.

50 klys  Sep 5, 2014 5:12:54pm

re: #49 Dark_Falcon

Just make sure you’re done by 10 so you can watch the EPIC FAIL that will be Fox News’ BENGHAZI!!!!111 special.

I’m sure it will be a bucket of laughs except for the part where there have been how many Congressional hearings on this so far?

I’m sure glad Republicans don’t have anything else more important to do.

51 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 5:14:27pm

Oh holy mother of pearl. Now CCJ is the Batman of journalism.

And could somebody point out one single media person who wants us to hate Darren Wilson for his mom’s crimes?

As previously mentioned, that boy ain’t right.

52 Romantic Heretic  Sep 5, 2014 5:15:09pm

re: #23 Eclectic Cyborg

Next let’s petition the court for Chucky C’s juvenile records.

That might be a lot of reading considering he never stopped being juvenile.

53 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:15:30pm

re: #49 Dark_Falcon

Just make sure you’re done by 10 so you can watch the EPIC FAIL that will be Fox News’ BENGHAZI!!!!111 special.

I’d have to watch it at Ludicrous speed to make that happen. And it ain’t going to happen. Because there’s no way I’m going to go plaid.

54 klys  Sep 5, 2014 5:16:05pm

re: #53 lawhawk

I’d have to watch it at Ludicrous speed to make that happen. And it ain’t going to happen. Because there’s no way I’m going to go plaid.

And really, there are much better ways to spend your time.

55 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 5:17:02pm

re: #51 BeachDem

Mom crimes? What is he talking about?

56 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 5:17:29pm

re: #51 BeachDem

Oh holy mother of pearl. Now CCJ is the Batman of journalism.

And could somebody point out one single media person who wants us to hate Darren Wilson for his mom’s crimes?

As previously mentioned, that boy ain’t right.

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Mom crimes? CCJ truly is the Onion’s greatest creation.

57 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:18:21pm

LOL!

58 Romantic Heretic  Sep 5, 2014 5:18:56pm

re: #55 jaunte

Mom crimes? What is he talking about?

What he means is, “I can do guilt by association but you can’t.”

59 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:19:31pm
60 GeneJockey  Sep 5, 2014 5:19:33pm

re: #55 jaunte

Mom crimes? What is he talking about?

Inorite? I haven’t even HEARD of any such. I presume, like the rest of us*, that he HAS or HAD a mother, not being created in a lab or such, but I’d not heard a peep about her having any kind of criminal record.

*Except MacDuff, of course.

61 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 5:19:45pm

re: #55 jaunte

Mom crimes? What is he talking about?

Wilson’s mom was convicted of check kiting and credit card fraud. Got 5 years probation. She died when he was a teen.

Edited to correct autofuckingcorrect.

62 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:19:59pm

That sound you heard was the point flying over Hoft’s head.

63 Romantic Heretic  Sep 5, 2014 5:20:06pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

Jim? We aren’t stalking you. It’s just that you’re way too much fun to ignore.

64 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 5:20:11pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

LOL!

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I’m a big fan of Borges and Joyce, but this is getting way too meta for me.

65 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 5:20:32pm

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

66 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:21:09pm

re: #53 lawhawk

I’d have to watch it at Ludicrous speed to make that happen. And it ain’t going to happen. Because there’s no way I’m going to go plaid.

Then may the Schwartz be with you.

67 Romantic Heretic  Sep 5, 2014 5:21:16pm

re: #62 Varek Raith

That sound you heard was the point flying over Hoft’s head.

Well, It’s hard to land one point on top of another point.

68 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 5:21:25pm

Says humor right on top. Derp.

69 GeneJockey  Sep 5, 2014 5:21:37pm

re: #65 b.d.

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

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Does he shout all the time in an unnecessarily hoarse voice?

70 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:21:50pm

re: #68 Gus

Says humor right on top. Derp.

The Batman of humor.

71 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 5:22:03pm
72 GeneJockey  Sep 5, 2014 5:22:16pm

re: #67 Romantic Heretic

Well, It’s hard to land one point on top of another point.

How many angels can dance on a pinhead?

73 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 5:22:46pm

re: #65 b.d.

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

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The replies to his tweet are good.

74 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 5:22:52pm

re: #69 GeneJockey

Does he shout all the time in an unnecessarily hoarse voice?

I bet he has a journalism superhero costume with a cape and fake nipples.

75 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:22:53pm

re: #71 Gus

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Youtube Video

76 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 5:23:04pm

Wait, wait, wait, wait. Now CHARLES is the stalker?! What kind of twisted-into-pretzels universe does The Dumbest Man On The Internet live in?!

Evening again, Lizardim.

77 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 5:23:12pm

Apparently Darren Wilson’s mother has a criminal record.
And nobody cares.

78 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 5:23:16pm

re: #65 b.d.

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

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Chuck C is the Brick Tamlan of trying to be a celebrity.

79 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:23:35pm

re: #65 b.d.

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

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80 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:24:13pm

re: #65 b.d.

Wait, you mean he’s going to fake his own death and then disappear so that no one ever sees or hears from him again?

81 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:24:20pm

Satire is completely useless against them.
XD

82 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 5:24:48pm

re: #65 b.d.

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

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CC Johnson is a nervous breakdown stopping to look at his own car crash.

83 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 5:24:58pm

re: #55 jaunte

Mom crimes? What is he talking about?

Wilson’s mother, now deceased, had a record. I can’t remember when it was first brought up, but from what I recall, it was mainly touted to raise sympathy for Wilson if anything.

Ah found it—it was in the execrable Daily Mail.

dailymail.co.uk

84 Lidane  Sep 5, 2014 5:25:17pm

85 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:25:23pm
86 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 5:25:27pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

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You mean you’re joking? After seeing those pictures I almost understood why cops want to sometimes shoot an unarmed gangster thug like Jim.

//

87 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:27:36pm

I can totally see why they constantly fall for Onion articles and shit.

88 jayjaybear  Sep 5, 2014 5:27:38pm

These people have absolutely no self-awareness at all. None.

89 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 5:27:38pm

re: #71 Gus

Example number 93 bazillion that “they” just don’t understand wit/satire/sarcasm/humor/much of anything.

90 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:28:19pm
91 GeneJockey  Sep 5, 2014 5:28:22pm

re: #74 b.d.

I bet he has a journalism superhero costume with a cape and fake nipples.

“How is this Dark Knight different from all the other Dark Knights?”
//

92 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:29:00pm

re: #83 BeachDem

I noted that media outlets were able to find out that Wilson’s parents divorced and that there were other issues about his parents. And I said then, and I’ll say it again - none of it matters for how and why Wilson shot and killed Brown.

The only thing that matters is what Wilson did - and he’s not talking and the FPD and county police are stonewalling and limiting what they’re saying/releasing about the whole incident and investigation to date.

93 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:29:06pm

re: #91 GeneJockey

“how is this Dark Knight different from all the other Dark Knights?”
//

Some are undead.
:P

94 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 5:29:10pm

OMG! A ponytail!

95 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:29:44pm

re: #94 Gus

OMG! A ponytail!

And some kind of hat of the jazzy kind!
Or something.

96 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:30:07pm

re: #94 Gus

OMG! A ponytail!

NUTSO MENTAL PONY-TAIL STALKER

97 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 5:30:34pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

>NUTSO MENTAL PONY-TAIL STALKER

Damn hippies.///

98 GeneJockey  Sep 5, 2014 5:30:42pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

NUTSO MENTAL PONY-TAIL STALKER

Does that mean you stalk pony-tails? Glad I cut mine off!

99 bratwurst  Sep 5, 2014 5:30:47pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

So he thinks that taking issue with what he posts on the internet and pointing out when he is hypocritical or just plain ill-informed is equivalent to stalking.

Huh…seems like I have heard that somewhere before.

Can’t quite recall where, but oh well…I am sure it was from an utterly insignificant source.

100 RealityBasedSteve  Sep 5, 2014 5:31:06pm

re: #65 b.d.

But is Jim the Batman of journalism like Chuck C?

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re: #79 Dark_Falcon

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He is, but unfortunately it’s the “Adam West” Batman.

RBS

101 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:31:38pm

re: #98 GeneJockey

Does that mean you stalk pony-tails? Glad I cut mine off!

The haters fixate on the fact that Charles has a ponytail for some dumb reason.

102 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 5:31:46pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

NUTSO MENTAL PONY-TAIL STALKER

You should sue Jim, you could easily disprove one or two of those charges.

//

103 thecommodore  Sep 5, 2014 5:31:48pm

re: #81 Varek Raith

Satire is completely useless against them.
XD

Everything is useless against them.

Think, for a moment, about the kind of world they live in.

104 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 5:32:03pm

re: #95 Varek Raith

And some kind of hat of the jazzy kind!
Or something.

Like one of Quincy Jones’ treacly lounge/disco productions, only infinitely shittier.

Apologies to Quincy Jones’ treacly lounge/disco productions.

105 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:32:09pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

106 GeneJockey  Sep 5, 2014 5:33:19pm

re: #105 lawhawk

Wait, you mean he doesn’t get satire or that you’re ridiculing him for divining evil intent from out-of-context photos?

As hard as that may be to believe, I am convinced it’s true!

107 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:33:33pm
108 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:34:53pm
109 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 5:35:46pm

BBL

110 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 5:36:11pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

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Subtlety is lost on these morons.

111 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:36:12pm
112 Mattand  Sep 5, 2014 5:36:40pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

NUTSO MENTAL PONY-TAIL STALKER

Hepped up on goofballs and jazz cigarettes.

113 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:36:50pm
114 klys  Sep 5, 2014 5:38:12pm
115 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 5:38:18pm

re: #102 b.d.

You should sue Jim, you could easily disprove one or two of those charges.

//

I hear CCJ has libel lawyers on call 24/7—maybe he can give a referral.

116 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:38:42pm

Wait. I’ve got to comb the desert.

Hoft would take that literally.

i.chzbgr.com

117 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 5:39:51pm

re: #112 Mattand

Hepped up on goofballs and jazz cigarettes.

Needz moar congas.

118 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 5:41:55pm
119 Mattand  Sep 5, 2014 5:42:31pm

Of course, the best way for the SMOTI to ditch his “stalker” is stop making up shit and claiming it as exclusive news.

120 Jenner7  Sep 5, 2014 5:42:57pm
121 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 5:43:03pm

re: #119 Mattand

You mean destroy his entire business model?

122 sagehen  Sep 5, 2014 5:43:06pm

Doctor Who makes last-minute change to tomorrow’s episode
radiotimes.com

A spokesman for the BBC said: “In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect.”

The beheading scene probably seemed like a good idea when they filmed it 6 months ago.

123 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 5:43:51pm

re: #116 lawhawk

Wait. I’ve got to comb the desert.

Hoft would take that literally.

i.chzbgr.com

Youtube Video

124 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 5:43:52pm

172 RTs for this so far.

125 Mattand  Sep 5, 2014 5:44:44pm

re: #121 jaunte

You mean destroy his entire business model?

Decent human beings everywhere would appreciate it.

126 Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2014 5:44:48pm

re: #65 b.d.

PLEASE GOD PLEASE, MAKE IT STOP, MAKE IT STOP!!1

127 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 5:44:49pm

re: #124 Gus

172 RTs for this so far.

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Not gang signs - the one on the left is using the Martian signal for “Don’t probe here, there’s nothing worthwhile.”

128 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 5:44:56pm

129 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 5:45:22pm

I leave the room for an hour and you take to pummeling the unfortunate.

For shame, Lizards. Shame.

130 Romantic Heretic  Sep 5, 2014 5:45:46pm

re: #89 BeachDem

Example number 93 bazillion that “they” just don’t understand wit/satire/sarcasm/humor/much of anything.

When a person becomes a fanatic their senses of humour and irony are both surgically removed as those things are dangerous to The Truth™.

131 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 5:45:52pm

Yo mama those Wingnuts are so dumb…
They thought Nickelback was a refund!

132 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 5:46:38pm

I’m not one to engage too much with politicos and pundits. But I had to with this one.

133 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 5:47:17pm

re: #132 teleskiguy

I’m not one to engage too much with politicos and pundits. But I had to with this one.

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I’m sure he has read it, and I’m equally sure he doesn’t care.

134 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 5:49:01pm

re: #130 Romantic Heretic

When a person becomes a fanatic their senses of humour and irony are both surgically removed as those things are dangerous to The TruthTM.

Dunno, I’ve heard Torquemada was a real tear when you got him in his cups.

135 Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2014 5:49:36pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

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I have often wondered if they have trouble with this because their dominant religion is based on a fanatically relentless literalism. I’ve noticed this irony challenged mentality among southern fundies all my life. They don’t seem to understand anything beyond crude sarcasm and, conversely, they are offended by any form of metaphor or irony, innocuous or otherwise.

136 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:49:43pm

re: #134 Decatur Deb

Torquemada.

You can’t talk’em outta anything.

137 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 5:50:08pm

re: #46 lawhawk

Now watching Spaceballs. In honor of Joan Rivers. Because it’s some seriously funny stuff, and because I could use the laugh after dealing with a week of Hoftian and CCJ baffling BS.

Lonestar: What the hell was that?!?

Dot Matix: That was my virgin alarm. It’s programmed to go off before YOU do!

Ah Joan! You’re missed!

138 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 5:50:09pm

re: #114 klys

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Video

overLORD

ha

139 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 5:51:30pm

re: #133 thedopefishlives

I’m sure he has read it, and I’m equally sure he doesn’t care.

Cha ching! Wingnut welfare.

140 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:51:59pm

Meanwhile, Jim is cribbing posts from the Council of Conservative Citizens again.

Whenever he posts one of his “savage black criminals attack white people” rants, just check the CCC website. It’s always there first.

141 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 5:52:54pm

Saw the purported twitter account of Michael Brown here today. If so, did any of the racehaters comment on the positive vibe there? Or did they scroll for months to find one nigga reference?

142 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:53:20pm
143 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 5:53:52pm

Charles! You aren’t the only ponytailed rocker out there:

144 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 5:54:23pm

re: #138 Stanley Sea

overLORD

ha

Cat’s all about Milt Jackson, or nuthin.

145 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 5:55:35pm

re: #143 b.d.

It actually does get quite a bit better than Aerosmith.

146 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 5:56:24pm

re: #143 b.d.

Donald Trump has a ponytail too, but he keeps it folded on top of his head.

147 Kragar  Sep 5, 2014 5:56:31pm
148 lawhawk  Sep 5, 2014 5:57:44pm

re: #145 Charles Johnson

That Trump’s talking up an Aerosmith concert instead of his usual medical malpractice about opposing vaccinations or spewing tax cuts for the wealthy while yet another one of his casinos is about to go bankrupt is, well, a step in the right direction.

149 klys  Sep 5, 2014 5:59:13pm

re: #129 Decatur Deb

I leave the room for an hour and you take to pummeling the unfortunate.

For shame, Lizards. Shame.

I’m trying to write my resume, which hadn’t been updated since 2006 - and that was for a different career. TEN YEARS OF SCHOOL = A FOOTNOTE.

This would be much more fun.

150 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 5:59:14pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

It’s heartening to see people laughing at him with you.

151 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 6:00:08pm

Oh, thought I’d say something about my Twitter.

I use my real name and the account is public. There have been a few Lizards who have followed me and I thank you. However, I don’t “follow back” unless the person who follows me directly engages me on Twitter. It’s easy, all you gotta do is say “Hi!” and BOOM, I’m following you.

So for those Lizards who have followed me and wondering why I haven’t followed back, I haven’t heard from you! Say Hi! Tell me a joke!

152 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:00:42pm

re: #149 klys

I’m trying to write my resume, which hadn’t been updated since 2006 - and that was for a different career. TEN YEARS OF SCHOOL = A FOOTNOTE.

This would be much more fun.

A few years back, I had to help my dad rewrite his resume because he had to re-interview for his own job. He had held this job for almost 25 years.

153 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 6:01:16pm
154 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 6:01:44pm
155 EPR-radar  Sep 5, 2014 6:02:01pm

re: #149 klys

I’m trying to write my resume, which hadn’t been updated since 2006 - and that was for a different career. TEN YEARS OF SCHOOL = A FOOTNOTE.

This would be much more fun.

What I’d like to be able to put on a resume:

“Let’s just pretend that this page includes the HR-approved buzzwords du jour and schedule a quick call with a decision maker to see if there is any fit here.”

156 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:03:18pm

One more ponytail for the road / To the valley below

157 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:03:30pm

re: #155 EPR-radar

What I’d like to be able to put on a resume:

“Let’s just pretend that this page includes the HR-approved buzzwords du jour and schedule a quick call with a decision maker to see if there is any fit here.”

And then “here’s the topics you should actually ask me questions about.”

158 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:03:39pm
159 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:04:11pm

re: #152 thedopefishlives

A few years back, I had to help my dad rewrite his resume because he had to re-interview for his own job. He had held this job for almost 25 years.

I have revised both my sisters without any issue.

Of course, their schooling actually has something to do with the area they want to work in.

/sob

160 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 6:05:11pm
161 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sep 5, 2014 6:05:58pm

re: #159 klys

I have revised both my sisters without any issue.

Of course, their schooling actually has something to do with the area they want to work in.

/sob

There have been times I’d have wanted to revise my sister too. But we’re friends now.

162 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:06:24pm
163 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:06:32pm

re: #161 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

There have been times I’d have wanted to revise my sister too. But we’re friends now.

Resume writing goes better when tipsy.

TRUE STORY.

It’s the first draft I’m just trying to get shit on the page.

164 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 6:06:41pm
165 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 6:06:44pm

re: #159 klys

You’re overqualified!
/Love that one

166 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:07:27pm

re: #165 Varek Raith

You’re overqualified!
/Love that one

Please ignore the Ph.D. I’m footnoting, unless you want to note that I am capable of teaching myself a lot and have drive. Thanks.

167 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 6:08:11pm

re: #152 thedopefishlives

A few years back, I had to help my dad rewrite his resume because he had to re-interview for his own job. He had held this job for almost 25 years.

Wow. That’s bullshit. He didn’t work with the people re-hiring him?

168 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:08:16pm

re: #162 Gus

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Just sent that to all my friends in AZ.

169 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 6:08:20pm

re: #166 klys

Please ignore the Ph.D. I’m footnoting, unless you want to note that I am capable of teaching myself a lot and have drive. Thanks.

You have a PhD?

170 Higgs Boson's Mate  Sep 5, 2014 6:08:53pm

re: #132 teleskiguy

You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.

171 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:08:59pm

re: #169 Varek Raith

You have a PhD?

In a completely unrelated field to one I’d like to work in, yes. >.>

172 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 6:09:15pm

re: #164 Charles Johnson

I remember those days. “Jazzy” was another favorite.

173 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 6:09:16pm

re: #171 klys

In a completely unrelated field to one I’d like to work in, yes. >.>

That’s still cool though.
:)

174 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:09:48pm

re: #167 Stanley Sea

Wow. That’s bullshit. He didn’t work with the people re-hiring him?

His company was … how shall we say this … special. It was a massive global corporation (you’d all recognize it if I said the name) and they reorganized frequently. This was during one of the reorganizations. It was bullshit and we both knew it, but he sailed right through and took early retirement the very next year.

175 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:10:34pm

re: #173 Varek Raith

That’s still cool though.
:)

It was a lot of work. I don’t know if I’d recommend it.

Hah. I am still bitter and recovering.

176 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 6:10:41pm

By the way, look at the first picture of Hoft with a semi-auto rifle above.

Nice trigger discipline.

177 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 6:10:55pm

no more beeping. ahhh.

178 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:11:12pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

By the way, look at the first picture of Hoft with a semi-auto rifle above.

Nice trigger discipline.

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Hey, wait a minute, that’s a COMMUNIST gun! Dammit, Jim, you’re supposed to be holding an AR-15!

179 Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2014 6:11:39pm

re: #135 Shiplord Kirel

I have often wondered if they have trouble with this because their dominant religion is based on a fanatically relentless literalism. I’ve noticed this irony challenged mentality among southern fundies all my life. They don’t seem to understand anything beyond crude sarcasm and, conversely, they are offended by any form of metaphor or irony, innocuous or otherwise.

Actual exchange with a Lubbock fundy woman some years ago:

Fundy: “Damn, these new cigarette taxes are too high!”
Me: (sympathetically, or so I thought): “Yeah, the control lobby has had so much success stamping out alcohol and marijuana, they have to start in on something else.”
Fundy: “They have not stamped out marijuana and alcohol! What turnip truck did you just fall off of?”

180 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:12:01pm

re: #177 Stanley Sea

no more beeping. ahhh.

Silence is golden. Until the cats start meowing.

181 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:15:32pm

I have red beans for red beans and rice going in the crock pot and oh man dinner smells so bloody amazing…and isn’t for another 3 hours.

Sob.

182 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 6:16:17pm

The hell?

183 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:16:27pm

re: #181 klys

I have red beans for red beans and rice going in the crock pot and oh man dinner smells so bloody amazing…and isn’t for another 3 hours.

Sob.

And here I am, preparing for a second dinner - both because my first one was that long ago, and because an intervening tae kwon do class totally kicked my ass and left me drained.

184 Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2014 6:16:39pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

By the way, look at the first picture of Hoft with a semi-auto rifle above.

Nice trigger discipline.

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Could be me, except I’m thinner and don’t look like a doofus, at least I don’t think I do. My remaining hair is gray rather than blond anyway.

185 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:17:15pm

re: #184 Shiplord Kirel

Could be me, except I’m thinner and don’t look like a doofus, at least I don’t think I do. My remaining hair is gray rather than blond anyway.

And I’m guessing you wouldn’t have your finger on the trigger like a dumbass.

186 Varek Raith  Sep 5, 2014 6:17:24pm

re: #182 Stanley Sea

The hell?

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Oh hai.

187 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:17:33pm

re: #182 Stanley Sea

The hell?

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I grant you, not the normal place to see them, but there are deer around here and more than you would think.

Right around Stanford is bad. I always watch what’s going on there when on 280.

188 Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2014 6:17:48pm

re: #178 thedopefishlives

Hey, wait a minute, that’s a COMMUNIST gun! Dammit, Jim, you’re supposed to be holding an AR-15!

It’s a trophy, captured during one of his many daring raids on the local ACORN militia compound.

189 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:18:17pm

re: #183 thedopefishlives

And here I am, preparing for a second dinner - both because my first one was that long ago, and because an intervening tae kwon do class totally kicked my ass and left me drained.

Your lack of presence on bnet has saved you getting specifics to readthrough because I am shameless and willing to grab anyone vaguely in the field to look through what I am writing.

190 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:19:10pm

re: #189 klys

Your lack of presence on bnet has saved you getting specifics to readthrough because I am shameless and willing to grab anyone vaguely in the field to look through what I am writing.

I’ll be raiding tomorrow night, you’ll see me then. I’ve cut back on my hours a bit, up until launch day.

191 b.d.  Sep 5, 2014 6:19:46pm

re: #182 Stanley Sea

The hell?

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Toll scofflaws

192 Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2014 6:20:34pm

re: #185 thedopefishlives

And I’m guessing you wouldn’t have your finger on the trigger like a dumbass.

That too, as my continued survival after 50 years of gun use would demonstrate.

193 dog philosopher  Sep 5, 2014 6:21:18pm

lost amid all the cracks about “…while he’s out on the golf course…”

Obama Recruits 9 Allied Nations To Combat ISIS

Mr. Obama spoke after aides had unveiled what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called the “core coalition” to fight the ISIS militants, the outcome of a hastily organized meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit talks. Diplomats and defense officials from the United States, Britain, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Denmark huddled to devise a two-pronged strategy: strengthening allies on the ground in Iraq and Syria, while bombing Sunni militants from the air.

but don’t let us stop you from having fun

194 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:21:59pm
195 dog philosopher  Sep 5, 2014 6:22:26pm

re: #187 klys

I grant you, not the normal place to see them, but there are deer around here and more than you would think.

Right around Stanford is bad. I always watch what’s going on there when on 280.

there are a ton of deer in the oakland hills

apparently my yard is a tasty salad

196 Lidane  Sep 5, 2014 6:23:57pm

197 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 6:24:46pm

I don’t know what I’m watching, but Gary Busey is in drag, and now I’m scared to go to sleep.

198 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:24:51pm

re: #196 Lidane

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Slàinte, Mr. President!

199 TedStriker  Sep 5, 2014 6:25:56pm

re: #196 Lidane

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Love the Guinness ad on the wall over his shoulder.

200 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:25:57pm

THE WORLD IS ENDING except it’s totally not but damn they are some nice images.

201 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:26:40pm

re: #199 TedStriker

Love the Guinness ad on the wall over his shoulder.

Sad Kitteh likes Guinness.

202 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:26:59pm

re: #196 Lidane

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Ha!

203 Lidane  Sep 5, 2014 6:27:04pm

re: #129 Decatur Deb

I leave the room for an hour and you take to pummeling the unfortunate.

For shame, Lizards. Shame.

Think of it as tough love. Without the love. Or giving the minimally skilled a new set of bootstraps. ;)

204 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 6:27:09pm
205 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:28:13pm

re: #200 klys

THE WORLD IS ENDING except it’s totally not but damn they are some nice images.

What worries me is how this will effect the shooting schedule of Game of Thrones. Then again, I’m pretty shallow.

206 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:28:51pm
207 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:29:21pm

re: #205 De Kolta Chair

What worries me is how this will effect the shooting schedule of Game of Thrones. Then again, I’m pretty shallow.

I had to google to find pictures and dammit now Iceland is back on top of the travel list except Scotland and argh.

208 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:29:55pm
209 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:30:01pm

re: #201 klys

Sad Kitteh likes Guinness.

Don’t even think about thinking about it.

210 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:30:48pm

re: #208 Gus

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And if the cops showed up, well, would they have shot them if they were running away?

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211 TedStriker  Sep 5, 2014 6:31:02pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

One of the most horrifying developments in my lifetime is the insanely destructive anti-vaccination movement.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 6, 2014

Well, seeing as the Galtian RWNJS and libertarians would love to take us all back kicking and screaming to the 19th century, the era of robber barons, I guess they figure that they might as well go whole hog.

212 Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2014 6:31:44pm

The Economist dismisses author’s work as “advocacy” because “all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.”

talkingpointsmemo.com

213 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 6:33:29pm

re: #203 Lidane

Think of it as tough love. Without the love. Or giving the minimally skilled a new set of bootstraps. ;)

Was talking about Hoft. If he had bootstraps, he’d do himself harm.

214 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:33:37pm

re: #207 klys

I had to google to find pictures and dammit now Iceland is back on top of the travel list except Scotland and argh.

I hear that during the off season it can be pretty durn cheap to fly there, and it’s been my experience that the off season is usually the funnest time to travel. Much mellower then.

215 Lidane  Sep 5, 2014 6:35:13pm

re: #213 Decatur Deb

Was talking about Hoft. If he had bootstraps, he’d do himself harm.

Haha. True that.

216 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 5, 2014 6:36:29pm

re: #182 Stanley Sea

Why did the deer cross the Golden Gate Bridge?

To get to the other side.

217 ausador  Sep 5, 2014 6:38:38pm

Bwahahahaha…

218 thedopefishlives  Sep 5, 2014 6:39:17pm

re: #217 ausador

Bwahahahaha…

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You rat BASTARD.

219 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:41:13pm

re: #216 wheat-dogghazi

Why did the deer cross the Golden Gate Bridge?

To get to the other side.

You mean they’re not escaping a Hoodie & The Blowfish tribute band concert in Sausalito?

220 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:42:16pm

re: #214 De Kolta Chair

I hear that during the off season it can be pretty durn cheap to fly there, and it’s been my experience that the off season is usually the funnest time to travel. Much mellower then.

Off-season in Mendocino, Catalina, and Ocracoke is spectacular.

Actually, in general I just prefer off-season anywhere.

221 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:42:42pm

re: #219 De Kolta Chair

You mean they;’re not escaping a Phil Lesh tribute band concert in Sausalito?

Fixed.

222 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:46:10pm

re: #220 klys

Off-season in Mendocino, Catalina, and Ocracoke is spectacular.

Actually, in general I just prefer off-season anywhere.

Three wondrous words: Ireland in October. Sure it can get a bit rainy, but still incredibly gorgeous. And those four gazillion shades of green need the rain to truly show off.

223 ausador  Sep 5, 2014 6:47:51pm

This is some encouraging news…

37 more sponsors lost in August along with four more radio stations that pulled the plug.

224 FourEyeFreckleFace  Sep 5, 2014 6:48:22pm

This thread is a glorious read.

225 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:49:12pm

re: #222 De Kolta Chair

Three wondrous words: Ireland in October. Sure it can get a bit rainy, but still incredibly gorgeous.

We did it in May.

Howth

We do need to go back for sure, but it is below Iceland and Scotland at the moment. (And Japan, but I ignore the husband on that because he thinks every other trip should be there.)

226 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:50:33pm

re: #225 klys

We did it in May.

Howth

We do need to go back for sure, but it is below Iceland and Scotland at the moment. (And Japan, but I ignore the husband on that because he thinks every other trip should be there.)

Very pretty, Howth. At first I thought that was near Sligo. The Hill of Howth is big shakes in Joyce’s Ulysses, as I’m sure you know.

Speaking of Joyce, Here Comes Everybody! Gotta scoot. Ciao klys!

227 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 6:50:43pm

re: #224 FourEyeFreckleFace

This thread is a glorious read.

Wait until the box wine and ether kick in.

228 KiTA  Sep 5, 2014 6:50:54pm

Well. I apparently missed an interesting day at work. Some big-wig is gone now. Another one vanished a few months back.

Reminds of when Dell fell apart here in Idaho.

229 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 6:51:32pm
Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water. Steve said the massive thing was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster. Scientists think it may be some type of mantis shrimp (which are actually not related to shrimp, but are a type of crustacean called a stomatopod), and continue to review the photos to identify the exact species. [Facebook]

Looks bigger than 18”

230 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:51:36pm

re: #226 De Kolta Chair

Very pretty, Allow me to guess, near Sligo?

Nope, that would have been great. But we didn’t make it far out of Dublin (it was a business trip for him, so we were tethered, and couldn’t make extra time work).

231 Kragar  Sep 5, 2014 6:52:22pm

re: #223 ausador

This is some encouraging news…

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37 more sponsors lost in August along with four more radio stations that pulled the plug.

I still get a laugh out of this

Rush Limbaugh’s California Ratings Debacle

Limbaugh’s KEIB is a ratings disaster, coming in 37th place in the second largest radio market in America with a .5 rating share in March, the most recent month available, according to Nielsen ratings. (A ratings share represents the percent of those listening to radio in the market who are dialed into a particular station.)

How small is KEIB’s audience? So small that eleven non-English radio stations have larger audiences in Los Angeles. And so small that KEIB actually trails four college-run, non-commercial stations in the market. This, for a man who makes $40 million a year to attract big radio audiences? As for KFI, the station Limbaugh left and which switched to an all-local news and talk format, its ratings remain healthy in the talker’s absence. A top ten station, KFI boasts an audience six times larger than KEIB’s.

232 uncah91  Sep 5, 2014 6:53:14pm

re: #212 Skip Intro

The Economist dismisses author’s work as “advocacy” because “all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.”

talkingpointsmemo.com

Yeah, I posted a link to The Economist article here yesterday. Stunning, really.

They did have the grace (or at least theintelligence) to fully retract and apologize for it today. Which is slightly a shame, because they delete the comments as well as the article. And the comments actually gave me some hope for the human race.

233 RealityBasedSteve  Sep 5, 2014 6:53:23pm

re: #229 Stanley Sea

Looks bigger than 18”

OH GEEZE. That’s a Nightmare-In-A-Box if ever there was one.

RBS

234 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 6:54:59pm

re: #232 uncah91

Yeah, I posted a link to The Economist article here yesterday. Stunning, really.

They did have the grace (or at least theintelligence) to fully retract and apologize for it today. Which is slightly a shame, because they delete the comments as well as the article. And the comments actually gave me some hope for the human race.

They moved the article (w/o comments) to a page you must choose to enter, a sporting way not to hide their shame.

235 De Kolta Chair  Sep 5, 2014 6:54:59pm

re: #230 klys

Nope, that would have been great. But we didn’t make it far out of Dublin (it was a business trip for him, so we were tethered, and couldn’t make extra time work).

I like Dublin a lot and have friends there, but the west is the best. ;-)

236 klys  Sep 5, 2014 6:55:40pm

It’s also been a while since the last Yellowstone trip. Sigh. That also needs to be fixed.

Here’s Jewel Geyser in the meantime.

237 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 6:55:41pm

re: #233 RealityBasedSteve

OH GEEZE. That’s a Nightmare-In-A-Box if ever there was one.

RBS

Grill it with lemon & butter then slice steak sized servings.

238 Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2014 6:55:45pm

Alert UpChuck Johnson. Here’s what real journalism looks like.

Contract to Cheat

Workers don’t have protections. Companies don’t withhold taxes. Regulators don’t seem to care. McClatchy reporters spent a year unraveling the scheme, using little-noticed payroll records that show how widespread this practice has become and what it costs us.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Uncle Sam doled out $4.5 million in stimulus money to fix up low-income housing in Kansas City, it should have been a win-win for everybody.

Residents would get new roofs and maybe a paint job, construction workers would get the relatively high wages required on federally funded projects, and the local economy would get a needed boost.

Many of those workers, however, appear to have been victimized by a common ruse.

Instead of listing roofers, carpenters and other workers on payroll records as employees — which many appeared to be — some companies on the project treated them as independent contractors.

As a result of that and other problems, some workers were underpaid by up to $20 an hour, according to federal records. That was money that employers could simply pocket, housing officials said.

mcclatchydc.com

239 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 6:55:49pm

re: #233 RealityBasedSteve

OH GEEZE. That’s a Nightmare-In-A-Box if ever there was one.

RBS

Don’t know what it is, but I’ll bet there’s a recipe for it.

240 Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2014 6:57:30pm

re: #237 Stanley Sea

Grill it with lemon & butter then slice steak sized servings.

See.

241 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 6:58:55pm
242 uncah91  Sep 5, 2014 6:59:12pm

re: #234 Decatur Deb

I agree that it was good/smart of them not to try and hide their shame. But preserving the comments would have been even better. I hope some editor has them sealed in amber as a “teaching tool” or a permanent reminder of what happens when you forget to actually, you know, edit.

243 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 5, 2014 7:00:32pm

re: #239 Decatur Deb

Don’t know what it is, but I’ll bet there’s a recipe for it.

From Wiki:

Culinary uses[edit]

Mantis shrimp caught at Hau Loc, Thanh Hóa, Vietnam
In Japanese cuisine, the mantis shrimp species Oratosquilla oratoria is eaten boiled as a sushi topping, and occasionally, raw as sashimi; and is called shako (蝦蛄).

Mantis shrimp are abundant in the coastal regions of south Vietnam, known in Vietnamese as tôm tít or tôm tích. The shrimp can be steamed, boiled, grilled or dried; used with pepper, salt, and lime; fish sauce and tamarind; or fennel.[24]

In Cantonese cuisine, the mantis shrimp is known as “pissing shrimp” (攋尿蝦, Mandarin pinyin: lài niào xiā, Cantonese: laaih niu hā) because of their tendency to shoot a jet of water when picked up. After cooking, their flesh is closer to that of lobsters than that of shrimp, and like lobsters, their shells are quite hard and require some pressure to crack. Usually they are deep fried with garlic and chili peppers.

In the Mediterranean countries the mantis shrimp Squilla mantis is a common seafood, especially on the Adriatic coasts (canocchia) and the Gulf of Cádiz (galera).

In the Philippines, the mantis shrimp is known as tatampal, hipong-dapa or alupihang-dagat and is cooked and eaten like shrimp.

The usual concerns associated with consuming seafood caught in contaminated waters apply to mantis shrimp. In Hawaii, some have grown unusually large in the very dirty waters of the Grand Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki.[2]

en.wikipedia.org

244 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 7:00:34pm

re: #212 Skip Intro

The Economist dismisses author’s work as “advocacy” because “all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.”

talkingpointsmemo.com

Check out #economistbookreviews Hysterical!

245 Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2014 7:01:03pm

re: #229 Stanley Sea

Looks bigger than 18”

Brings back some pretty uncomfortable memories of this one found-footage horror film I watched awhile back, The Bay.

246 Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2014 7:01:40pm

re: #244 WhatEVs

Excellent!

247 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 7:03:27pm

re: #243 William Barnett-Lewis

From Wiki:

en.wikipedia.org

the mantis shrimp is known as “pissing shrimp” (攋尿蝦, Mandarin pinyin: lài niào xiā, Cantonese: laaih niu hā) because of their tendency to shoot a jet of water when picked up.

Well ewe. I guess if I didn’t catch it I wouldn’t know.

248 Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2014 7:04:06pm
249 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 7:12:41pm
250 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 7:15:41pm

251 Belafon  Sep 5, 2014 7:16:13pm

re: #249 OhNoZombies!

Wouldn’t that be creating orcs for jobs?

252 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 5, 2014 7:17:31pm

re: #233 RealityBasedSteve

OH GEEZE. That’s a Nightmare-In-A-Box if ever there was one.

RBS

Shrimp-Anado!!

253 OhNoZombies!  Sep 5, 2014 7:19:21pm

re: #251 Belafon

Wouldn’t that be creating orcs for jobs?

Wasn’t part of an orc’s job making other orcs?

254 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 7:21:15pm

My favs:

255 Belafon  Sep 5, 2014 7:26:15pm

re: #253 OhNoZombies!

See what happened when they started asking for a higher minimum wage.

256 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 5, 2014 7:26:37pm

re: #237 Stanley Sea

Grill it with lemon & butter then slice steak sized servings.

I will never, ever understand why people who aren’t otherwise starving to death will voluntarily eat crustaceans, the cockroaches of the sea.

257 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 7:30:34pm

re: #256 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I will never, ever understand why people who aren’t otherwise starving to death will voluntarily eat crustaceans, the cockroaches of the sea.

Cockroach smockroach. Tastes so good.

258 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sep 5, 2014 7:31:55pm

re: #257 Stanley Sea

Cockroach smockroach. Tastes so good.

Nom nom nom.

259 Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2014 7:33:08pm
260 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 7:38:49pm
261 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 5, 2014 7:42:35pm

re: #257 Stanley Sea

Cockroach smockroach. Tastes so good.

Sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I’ll never know ‘cause I won’t eat the filthy motherfucker.

— Pope Jules Winfield

262 Bear  Sep 5, 2014 7:45:32pm

An asteroid will come within 25000 miles of the Earth Sunday. That is a bit close when you think about it in terms of automobile mileage. Modern cars are hardly broken in at 25000.

tampa.cbslocal.com

263 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 7:49:36pm

re: #262 Bear

An asteroid will come within 25000 miles of the Earth Sunday. That is a bit close when you think about it in terms of automobile mileage. Modern cars are hardly broken in at 25000.

tampa.cbslocal.com

That asteroid is the size of a house!

O_O

264 goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2014 7:51:15pm
265 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 7:51:22pm

re: #262 Bear

An asteroid will come within 25000 miles of the Earth Sunday. That is a bit close when you think about it in terms of automobile mileage. Modern cars are hardly broken in at 25000.

tampa.cbslocal.com

The Chelyabinsk meteor in Feb. 2013 over Russia was the size of a minivan.

OY!

266 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 8:12:37pm

re: #264 goddamnedfrank

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On Wilson: WAIT FOR THE REPORT!!11!!!

On Brown: Thug deserved what he got!!11!!!

Ad. Nauseum.

267 Belafon  Sep 5, 2014 8:15:54pm

re: #262 Bear

That’s almost within geosynchronous orbit: 26,199 - 3,963 = 22,236 miles geosynchronous radius - earths radius

268 Belafon  Sep 5, 2014 8:17:35pm

re: #264 goddamnedfrank

Actually, it was a recording from 50 years in the future when people are attempting to recreate the shooting.

269 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 8:21:33pm

Talk about a smart dog!!

myq105.cbslocal.com

270 ninja cat  Sep 5, 2014 8:25:26pm

“My brain is my ammunition” Stuck shooting blanks then.
“Hands are for hugging” I don’t really want to think about that.

271 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 8:29:01pm

re: #270 ninja cat

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“My brain is my ammunition” Stuck shooting blanks then.
“Hands are for hugging” I don’t really want to think about that.

Gah. Dude is a juvenile.

Just watch him flame out.

272 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 8:30:24pm

b_sharp is in there. kudos.

273 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 8:31:22pm

re: #271 Stanley Sea

Shaun King’s kid looks like a movie star. From your RT.

274 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 8:34:04pm

OK. I want to show you Lizards something. I was flashing gang signs in the middle of July of this year, out in the middle of the forest.

I’m a CRIP bruh

Note: This is an authentic picture of me. It was a weekend of awesome mountain debauchery. We had three dirt bikes, three shotguns, one semi-auto long rifle, three handguns, two chainsaws, and almost a dozen close friends occupying a lovely piece of land in the White River National Forest for a few days. We left when we ran out of alcohol, three days and two nights.

I obviously deserve to die, like Michael Brown did.

275 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 8:34:16pm
276 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 8:35:58pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

OK. I want to show you Lizards something. I was flashing gang signs in the middle of July of this year, out in the middle of the forest.

I’m a CRIP bruh

Note: That is really a picture of me. It was a weekend of awesome mountain debauchery. We had three dirt bikes, three shotguns, one semi-auto long rifle, three handguns, two chainsaws, and almost a dozen close friends occupying a lovely piece of land in the White River National Forest for a few days. We left when we ran out of alcohol, three days and two nights.

I obviously deserve to die, like Michael Brown did.

Awesome pic! You’re a cutie pie. Bruh!

277 b_sharp  Sep 5, 2014 8:40:20pm

re: #272 Stanley Sea

b_sharp is in there. kudos.

Where am I?

278 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 8:41:54pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

Full disclosure: I’d been drinking since noon when this picture was snapped at about 10 o’clock or so.

Before I started drinking, I rode a motorcycle around the northern tip of the New York Mountains in Colorado, about 40 miles. That was fun!

Our fire got TOO big about a half hour after this photo was taken. Well, not “too” big, but it was big. (thank you chainsaws!)

279 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 8:45:49pm

re: #278 teleskiguy

Full disclosure: I’d been drinking since noon when this picture was snapped at about 10 o’clock or so.

Before I started drinking, I rode a motorcycle around the northern tip of the New York Mountains in Colorado, about 40 miles. That was fun!

Our fire got TOO big about a half hour after this photo was taken. Well, not “too” big, but it was big. (thank you chainsaws!)

Really? I never would have imagined!

280 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sep 5, 2014 8:47:26pm

re: #270 ninja cat

Hence the phrase “engaging in a battle of wits with an unarmed man”.

281 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 8:51:36pm
282 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 8:52:36pm

re: #280 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

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Hence the phrase “engaging in a battle of wits with an unarmed man”.

Does he realize that if he was a large black child and not a teensy little white turd his life would be very, very different with his idgaf attitude?

Oh, wait…he’s got ammo for brains. No functional neurons.

Never mind…

283 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 8:53:32pm

re: #134 Decatur Deb

Dunno, I’ve heard Torquemada was a real tear when you got him in his cups.

But don’t be so unfair to Torquemada as to think him analogous to Jim Hoft. Yes, he was a pure and ruthless fanatic, but Torquemada was honest to a degree that Jim Hoft will never be. He was never willing to simply accuse someone of violating church law simply because he disliked them personally and on the rare occasions that he was convinced that person was a victim of a false accusation he exonerated that person and had the false accuser punished. Jim Hoft would instead just keep right on accusing, refusing to admit error.

Jim Hoft: Dumbest Man on the Internet, and Worse Than Torquemada.

284 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 8:54:52pm

re: #282 austin_blue

Does he realize that if he was a large black child and not a teensy little white turd his life would be very, very different with his idgaf attitude?

Oh, wait…he’s got ammo for brains. No functional neurons.

Never mind…

Point of order: Michael Brown was not a child.

285 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 8:55:42pm

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

But don’t be so unfair to Torquemada as to think him analogous to Jim Hoft. Yes, he was a pure and ruthless fanatic, but Torquemada was honest to a degree that Jim Hoft will never be. He was never willing to simply accuse someone of violating church law simply because he disliked them personally and on the rare occasions that he was convinced that person was a victim of a false accusation he exonerated that person and had the false accuser punished. Jim Hoft would instead just keep right on accusing, refusing to admit error.

Jim Hoft: Dumbest Man on the Internet, and Worse Than Torquemada.

But then, Jim Hoft isn’t actively cleansing Spain of its Sephardic Jews.

And thus the Magical Balance Fairy makes its appearance!

286 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 8:55:48pm

re: #281 WhatEVs

I remember seeing this many years ago, still accessible by a Google search.

CAT > DOG, in this extraordinary instance

287 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 8:56:44pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

OK. I want to show you Lizards something. I was flashing gang signs in the middle of July of this year, out in the middle of the forest.

I’m a CRIP bruh

Note: This is an authentic picture of me. It was a weekend of awesome mountain debauchery. We had three dirt bikes, three shotguns, one semi-auto long rifle, three handguns, two chainsaws, and almost a dozen close friends occupying a lovely piece of land in the White River National Forest for a few days. We left when we ran out of alcohol, three days and two nights.

I obviously deserve to die, like Michael Brown did.

Your pants were sagging I note. Thug Life!

288 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sep 5, 2014 8:57:10pm

re: #284 Dark_Falcon

Point of order: Michael Brown was not a child.

I take your point, but you’re talking about a point of law. I have an 18-year-old daughter and I can tell you many 18-year-olds still are children in some respects.

289 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 8:57:55pm

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

But don’t be so unfair to Torquemada as to think him analogous to Jim Hoft. Yes, he was a pure and ruthless fanatic, but Torquemada was honest to a degree that Jim Hoft will never be. He was never willing to simply accuse someone of violating church law simply because he disliked them personally and on the rare occasions that he was convinced that person was a victim of a false accusation he exonerated that person and had the false accuser punished. Jim Hoft would instead just keep right on accusing, refusing to admit error.

Jim Hoft: Dumbest Man on the Internet, and Worse Than Torquemada.

I am gonna hate myself here but i will grudingly defend Hoft over Torquemada if only for the fact that the latter directly resilted in deaths. Hoft is an asshole to be sure but Torquemada was worse. Now i need a bath.

290 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 8:58:09pm

re: #277 b_sharp

Where am I?

some epic response to upchuck kiddie.

291 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 8:58:19pm

re: #285 austin_blue

But then, Jim Hoft isn’t actively cleansing Spain of its Sephardic Jews.

And thus the Magical Balance Fairy makes its appearance!

But then the MB Fairy takes a good look at Jim Hoft, hears the lies he spews without shame, and then turns him into a monkey with four asses.

292 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 8:58:56pm

re: #284 Dark_Falcon

Point of order: Michael Brown was not a child.

Eighteen is a child by almost any definition. Think back on the shit you did in high school and tell me you were an adult. I certainly wasn’t, and by the time I got out out of college I was just starting to get the hang of a serious, adult world. Then I went to pilot training and turned into a twelve year old again.

293 b_sharp  Sep 5, 2014 8:59:07pm

re: #290 Stanley Sea

some epic response to upchuck kiddie.

Ah.

294 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:00:50pm

re: #288 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I take your point, but you’re talking about a point of law. I have an 18-year-old daughter and I can tell you many 18-year-olds still are children in some respects.

Conceded, but given the history of black men being called ‘Boy’, I’m not going to call an 18-year old black male a ‘child’, I’m going to call him a ‘man’ or simply a ‘male’ if he has done something really bad (a situation that does not apply to Michael Brown, to be clear).

295 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 9:02:25pm

re: #294 Dark_Falcon

Conceded, but given the history of black men being called ‘Boy’, I’m not going to call an 18-year old black male a ‘child’, I’m going to call him a ‘man’ or simply a ‘male’ if he has done something really bad (a situation that does not apply to Michael Brown, to be clear).

We are all children of God, DF…

296 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 9:03:07pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

Funnest weekend of the summer. Maybe funnest weekend of the year. For me.

Go to the campsite we occupied today. You’d never know we were there.

297 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:03:08pm

re: #291 Dark_Falcon

But then the MB Fairy takes a good look at Jim Hoft, hears the lies he spews without shame, and then turns him into a monkey with four asses.

He’s not a murderer dude. You can be a pathetic callous asshole w/o being a killer.

298 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 9:05:09pm

re: #296 teleskiguy

Funnest weekend of the summer. Maybe funnest weekend of the year. For me.

Go to the campsite we occupied today. You’d never know we were there.

good. you kinda mentioned a forest fire.

299 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 9:05:48pm

Hey WW, going ok?

300 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:05:58pm

re: #297 HappyWarrior

He’s not a murderer dude. You can be a pathetic callous asshole w/o being a killer.

Who said anything about Jim Hoft being a murderer?

301 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 9:06:29pm

re: #284 Dark_Falcon

Point of order: Michael Brown was not a child.

No. But he was a kid. Probably had another 3-4 years of being one. Had he lived.

302 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:08:37pm

re: #300 Dark_Falcon

Who said anything about Jim Hoft being a murderer?

Didn’t you say he was worse than Torquemada? I am all for callimg him put but lets not get hyperbolic.

303 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 9:13:20pm

re: #299 Stanley Sea

Hey WW, going ok?

Yes, thank you. Today was a significant improvement on yesterday.

304 Egregious Philbin  Sep 5, 2014 9:17:26pm

He looks like an albino Moe from the Three Stooges.

305 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 9:17:28pm

re: #298 Stanley Sea

good. you kinda mentioned a forest fire.

No no no, it wasn’t a forest fire. It was…uh, imagine a pallet fire times three.

:-D

306 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 9:19:36pm

re: #305 teleskiguy

No no no, it wasn’t a forest fire. It was…uh, imagine a pallet fire times three.

:-D

Ah! A proto-forest fire. Which you got under control. Good.

307 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:19:51pm

re: #304 Egregious Philbin

He looks like an albino Moe from the Three Stooges.

A dumb Gary Busey.

308 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 9:21:19pm

re: #294 Dark_Falcon

Conceded, but given the history of black men being called ‘Boy’, I’m not going to call an 18-year old black male a ‘child’, I’m going to call him a ‘man’ or simply a ‘male’ if he has done something really bad (a situation that does not apply to Michael Brown, to be clear).

Any objection to calling Mike Brown a teenager?

309 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:25:16pm

re: #308 wrenchwench

Any objection to calling Mike Brown a teenager?

None.

310 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:26:56pm

re: #302 HappyWarrior

Didn’t you say he was worse than Torquemada? I am all for callimg him put but lets not get hyperbolic.

OK. I apologize for going over-the-top like that. Sometimes Hoft’s sheer dishonesty and stupidity just turns my crank.

311 Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2014 9:28:17pm

re: #264 goddamnedfrank

I’d be willing to bet that guy is not a “network engineer.”

312 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:30:06pm

re: #310 Dark_Falcon

OK. I apologize for going over-the-top like that. Sometimes Hoft’s sheer dishonesty and stupidity just turns my crank.

No sweat. Your heart’s in the right place. Believe me, I’m sick of that bastard and CCJ doing all they can to attempt to rationalize the senseless death of Mike Brown.

313 Amory Blaine  Sep 5, 2014 9:31:37pm

God damn that’s the dumbest fucking bumble bee I’ve ever seen. Dumb as shit.

314 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 9:31:48pm

re: #312 HappyWarrior

No sweat. Your heart’s in the right place. Believe me, I’m sick of that bastard and CCJ doing all they can to attempt to rationalize the senseless death of Mike Brown.

I think of us are about to blow.

I think upchuck will blow before us though.

His recent tweets get 4 retweets and 100 nasty comments. His ego is weak.

315 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:34:18pm

re: #314 Stanley Sea

I think of us are about to blow.

I think upchuck will blow before us though.

His recent tweets get 4 retweets and 100 nasty comments. His ego is weak.

It’s such a heartbreaking case. I’ve never felt more disgusted in my life seeing people like CCJ, Hoft, and others do all they can to justify what happened. Rap lyrics? “gang signs>” a picture with his step dad who is a convicted felon? Who the hell does that little shit think he is?

316 Dr. Matt  Sep 5, 2014 9:35:18pm

Undisciplined civilian fucking asshole with a rifle, finger on the trigger, more concerned about making a fucking pose. Fuck you, Dim. You would’ve got the shit beat out of you in Boot.

317 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:36:09pm

What was Dim doing before he discovered the Obama hate racket anyhow? Never heard of him before Obama’s election.

318 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 9:37:49pm

re: #305 teleskiguy

No no no, it wasn’t a forest fire. It was…uh, imagine a pallet fire times three.

:-D

When I was a kid I was with my Gramma at her cabin in Wisconsin and she decided to burn a whole bunch of trash. She built an awesome fire, and I think it almost got away from her. I was young enough that I just figured she had everything under control, but looking back later, she was sweating and moving pretty fast for awhile there.

319 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:38:11pm

re: #312 HappyWarrior

No sweat. Your heart’s in the right place. Believe me, I’m sick of that bastard and CCJ doing all they can to attempt to rationalize the senseless death of Mike Brown.

That’s what it is for me, too.

For me, this is a matter that is ultimately about one question: “Why did Officer Darin Wilson shoot Michael Brown dead?” So far, I haven’t heard any substantiated possible answers to that question that don’t have Wilson being guilty of a crime. And absent real evidence answering that question in a way that would not have Wilson breaking the law, nothing Brown said or did before his fatal encounter with Wilson matters.

320 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 9:39:25pm

re: #315 HappyWarrior

It’s such a heartbreaking case. I’ve never felt more disgusted in my life seeing people like CCJ, Hoft, and others do all they can to justify what happened. Rap lyrics? “gang signs>” a picture with his step dad who is a convicted felon? Who the hell does that little shit think he is?

Black lives do not matter to these people. They’ve hidden their white supremacy. But now it’s crystal clear.

And they are making money off of it.

This country has a big big problem.

321 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:39:37pm

re: #319 Dark_Falcon

That’s what it is for me, too.

For me, this is a matter that is ultimately about one question: “Why did Officer Darin Wilson shoot Michael Brown dead?” So far, I haven’t heard any substantiated possible answers to that question that don’t have Wilson being guilty of a crime. And absent real evidence answering that question in a way that would not have Wilson breaking the law, nothing Brown said or did before his fatal encounter with Wilson matters.

What we have heard is nothing but lies and more damned lies. The things Brown did I know a 18 year old when I was that age that did them including myself.

322 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 9:39:56pm
323 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:40:25pm

re: #320 Stanley Sea

Black lives do not matter to these people. They’ve hidden their white supremacy. But now it’s crystal clear.

And they are making money off of it.

This country has a big big problem.

We have so much further to go and I blame a lot of it on right wing assholes like Hoft and CCJ who are nothing more than latter day Father Coughlins using the internet and air waves to strum up hate.

324 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 9:41:45pm

re: #317 HappyWarrior

What was Dim doing before he discovered the Obama hate racket anyhow? Never heard of him before Obama’s election.

His highschool reuninon bio:
stedmond80.com

…and Huffpo:

Hoft is known as the Dumbest Man on the Internet, and for good reason. As Media Matters summed it up: “Hoft runs with (or spawns) almost every inane story that bubbles up in the conservative blogosphere, has proven that he has absolutely no vetting process for the sources he cites, and apparently has a hard time with basic reading comprehension.”

In fact, a couple days before AIM announced the award, Hoft uncritically repeated a claim from a survivalist blog under the headline “Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks to Go With Their 1.6 Billion Bullet Stockpile.” As Little Green Footballs’ Charles Johnson pointed out, they aren’t tanks and they aren’t being bought by the DHS (they’re for the Marine Corps).

This is the guy that AIM is giving an “Accuracy in Media Award” to.
huffingtonpost.com

325 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:41:46pm

re: #316 Dr. Matt

Undisciplined civilian fucking asshole with a rifle, finger on the trigger, more concerned about making a fucking pose. Fuck you, Dim. You would’ve got the shit beat out of you in Boot.
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Not just civilian, but a particularly ignorant and dumb civilian. I retain my disgust with Open Carry Texas, but you never see those guys with their fingers in the triggers of their rifles at any of their rallies or marches. If Hoft ever actually shoots at someone, his frequent and documented poor trigger discipline is going to get him in a lot of trouble.

326 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 9:43:05pm

re: #322 Gus

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It’s The Bunny from NAS Point Magu!

327 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 9:43:05pm
Media Matters also stated: “Hoft’s ongoing position of influence in the conservative media is evidence that the entire movement is intellectually bankrupt.”
huffingtonpost.com
328 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:43:31pm

re: #321 HappyWarrior

What we have heard is nothing but lies and more damned lies. The things Brown did I know a 18 year old when I was that age that did them including myself.

That last I can’t say. I have never stolen from any store nor would I have walked down the middle of the street in the middle of the day.

329 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:44:17pm

I think my first exposure to his stupidity was when whining about a WH Twitter stock photo. Thought he was a dummy not a callous fuck:

330 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:45:16pm

re: #328 Dark_Falcon

That last I can’t say. I have never stolen from any store nor would I have walked down the middle of the street in the middle of the day.

Talking about marijuana. The substance CCJ claims made Brown violent.

331 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 9:46:01pm

re: #306 austin_blue

Ah! A proto-forest fire. Which you got under control. Good.

Like I said, you could go to the exact spot and you’d never know we were there. I’m born raised live in the mountains of Colorado. I have ethics.

:)

332 Dr. Matt  Sep 5, 2014 9:46:05pm

re: #322 Gus

The muscle car of the sky. I love(d) the Phantom. I always knew when one was taxiing for takeoff. My shop was a stones throw for the runway. Great bird.

333 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 9:47:12pm

re: #326 austin_blue

It’s The Bunny from NAS Point Magu!

I’m not happy to see that bunny on government property.

334 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:47:36pm

re: #330 HappyWarrior

Talking about marijuana. The substance CCJ claims made Brown violent.

I’ve never smoked anything either. But it has been demonstrated to my satisfaction that actual cases of “Reefer Madness” are very rare and even when they happen they are not always violent. So I am inclined to think ill of such accusations.

335 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 9:48:12pm

re: #324 jaunte

His highschool reuninon bio:
stedmond80.com

…and Huffpo:

In my 20’s and 30’s I did some modeling and acting. I played a cop on “Unsolved Mysteries” twice. I was in an NCAA basketball commercial and was in a John Deere catalog. I worked out and played basketball

still reading

336 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 9:48:29pm

re: #333 wrenchwench

I’m not happy to see that bunny on government property.

I am. :D

337 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 9:49:54pm

re: #328 Dark_Falcon

That last I can’t say. I have never stolen from any store nor would I have walked down the middle of the street in the middle of the day.

I have the impression there was very little through traffic on that road. The cops had all but one of the entrances/exits to that housing complex blocked off. Not just that day, but permanently.

338 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 9:50:17pm

re: #318 wrenchwench

When I was a kid I was with my Gramma at her cabin in Wisconsin and she decided to burn a whole bunch of trash. She built an awesome fire, and I think it almost got away from her. I was young enough that I just figured she had everything under control, but looking back later, she was sweating and moving pretty fast for awhile there.

It was the second night when we built this ginormous fire that I commented on above. It was raining on and off, and we were right next to a creek that we’d caught a bunch of fish out of earlier, troughs of water at the ready in case shit got out of hand (which it didn’t).

A lot of moisture has fallen from the sky this summer in the mountains of Colorado.

339 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 9:50:39pm

According to his bio stedmond80.com
Hoft is basically Zelig.

340 klys  Sep 5, 2014 9:50:40pm

re: #337 wrenchwench

I have the impression there was very little through traffic on that road. The cops had all but one of the entrances/exits to that housing complex blocked off. Not just that day, but permanently.

Having grown up on a side street that saw very little traffic other than residents, I can say that in general, one doesn’t think twice about walking down the middle of that type of road.

341 HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2014 9:51:04pm

re: #334 Dark_Falcon

I’ve never smoked anything either. But it has been demonstrated to my satisfaction that actual cases of “Reefer Madness” are very rare and even when they happen they are not always violent. So I am inclined to think ill of such accusations.

Oh you misunderstood me, i was saying i had. And my own brother writes rap lyrics too.

342 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:51:39pm

re: #326 austin_blue

It’s The Bunny from NAS Point Magu!

August 15th, 2014
The Last Phantom
One of the last flying McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms lands at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Though the U.S. Air Force has long since retired the F-4 from service, they are regularly pulled from storage and restored as unmanned flying targets. Though stored at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, they are converted into targets elsewhere, and so for a brief period are the crewed fighter aircraft they once were. This particular F-4 is being used as a chase plane, tailing its replacement, the Lockheed Martin QF-16: There are so few restorable F-4s left at Davis-Monthan that the military is replacing it with old Lockheed Martin F-16s, just as F-16s once replaced F-4s in active service.

Image: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya

Image: 14604322155_6bbabbcd9e_k.jpg__1072x720_q85_crop.jpg

The photo gallery this comes from is here.

343 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:53:14pm

re: #326 austin_blue

There is also this photo for you, Austin.

344 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 9:53:33pm

re: #324 jaunte

Holy. Shit. He’s younger than me. Not to brag (really), but I thought he was a good 15 years my senior.

Living a life of lies and hate ages you, man. Consider other options, Jim. This life does not agree with you.

345 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 9:54:12pm

re: #336 Gus

I am. :D

Where’s my raging feminist font…

TESTOSTERONE POISONING!!11111111111!

346 Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2014 9:55:07pm

re: #337 wrenchwench

I have the impression there was very little through traffic on that road. The cops had all but one of the entrances/exits to that housing complex blocked off. Not just that day, but permanently.

Darren Wilson had a stick up his ass against 2 black guys. Walking down a apartment road?

Like that wasn’t seen every single day.

347 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 9:55:14pm

The LGF Twitter link for this LGF article has been clicked on SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX times!

fuck

348 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 9:55:22pm

re: #333 wrenchwench

I’m not happy to see that bunny on government property.

That’s from VX-4, a Navy test and evaluation squadron. Test pilots. They were The Playboys (they weren’t the only ones to use that nickname in the military, it predated the magazine) and they used that tail logo (with Hef’s consent) for probably, what, thirty years? They don’t use it any more.

349 jaunte  Sep 5, 2014 9:55:30pm

re: #342 Dark_Falcon

I’ve seen this one (orange tail) flying at Holloman AFB.
holloman.af.mil

350 WhatEVs  Sep 5, 2014 9:57:06pm

re: #347 teleskiguy

The LGF Twitter link for this LGF article has been clicked on SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX times!

fuck

Give it a few minutes. It’ll be ok then. :-)

351 Gus  Sep 5, 2014 9:58:53pm

re: #348 austin_blue

That’s from VX-4, a Navy test and evaluation squadron. Test pilots. They were The Playboys (they weren’t the only ones to use that nickname in the military, it predated the magazine) and they used that tail logo (with Hef’s consent) for probably, what, thirty years? They don’t use it any more.

They’re vampires now. //

352 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 9:59:07pm

And lastly, for freaking out dudebros, i’ve got this one:

DROOONNNEEZZZ:

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353 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 10:00:36pm

re: #348 austin_blue

That’s from VX-4, a Navy test and evaluation squadron. Test pilots. They were The Playboys (they weren’t the only ones to use that nickname in the military, it predated the magazine) and they used that tail logo (with Hef’s consent) for probably, what, thirty years? They don’t use it any more.

As a symbol, it falls on the spectrum somewhere between the American Flag and the Confederate flag. More towards the latter, imho. Not all the way over there, of course.

354 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 10:00:40pm

YEAH!

355 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 10:01:16pm

re: #343 Dark_Falcon

There is also this photo for you, Austin.

I think that’s Balls33. I flew that one.

356 Dr. Matt  Sep 5, 2014 10:05:51pm

A mountainous meeting of assholes. stedmond80.com

357 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 10:05:57pm

re: #354 teleskiguy

358 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 10:12:44pm

re: #349 jaunte

I’ve seen this one (orange tail) flying at Holloman AFB.
holloman.af.mil

The orange tails are all pilotless drones. Used as missile targets (sniff).

Here’s my Da’s bird when he was CO of VMFA-314 in Chu Lai, 1970:

Image: BrLY31AIMAAOLNw.jpg

The CO always got the the bird with balls (OO).

359 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 10:13:12pm

re: #355 austin_blue

I think that’s Balls33. I flew that one.

Cool.

360 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 10:15:01pm

re: #353 wrenchwench

As a symbol, it falls on the spectrum somewhere between the American Flag and the Confederate flag. More towards the latter, imho. Not all the way over there, of course.

Deep breaths! At this point, it’s almost cliche Americana.

361 Dark_Falcon  Sep 5, 2014 10:18:46pm

re: #360 austin_blue

Deep breaths! At this point, it’s almost cliche Americana.

I agree with you, Austin, but I’m also obligated to point out we’re both guys. I can see how a feminist woman might see the Playboy symbol differently.

Good Night, All.

362 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 10:22:29pm

re: #324 jaunte

This is the guy that AIM is giving an “Accuracy in Media Award”

And before Hoft, that “prestigious honor” went to these journalistic luminaries:

2012—Sharyl Attkisson and Dana Loesch

2011: Tucker Carlson and Newsmax writer Ken Timmerman.

2010: Andrew Breitbart and Marc Morano of Climate Depot.

2009: M. Stanton Evans, Human Events contributor and author of Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, and Karl Denninger, then-Tea Party activist.

2008: Heritage Foundation Fellow Lee Edwards.

2006/2007: Michelle Malkin and “Patriot Post” Executive Editor and Publisher Mark Alexander.

2005 The first recipients were freerepublic.com bloggers Harry MacDougald and Paul Boley.

363 klys  Sep 5, 2014 10:23:45pm

I feel like if you cut me right now, I would bleed corporate speak.

364 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 10:23:49pm

re: #360 austin_blue

Deep breaths! At this point, it’s almost cliche Americana.

Yeah, I know.

It only bothers me if I think about it.

And it doesn’t help that Gloria Steinem was a Bunny. It’s supposed to, but it doesn’t.

365 goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2014 10:24:11pm

HOLY BALLS this new Macbook Pro is fast!

I am Youtube Video

366 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 10:24:50pm

re: #361 Dark_Falcon

I agree with you, Austin, but I’m also obligated to point out we’re both guys. I can see how a feminist woman might see the Playboy symbol differently.

ftfy

367 sagehen  Sep 5, 2014 10:26:19pm

re: #294 Dark_Falcon

Conceded, but given the history of black men being called ‘Boy’, I’m not going to call an 18-year old black male a ‘child’, I’m going to call him a ‘man’ or simply a ‘male’ if he has done something really bad (a situation that does not apply to Michael Brown, to be clear).

Call him a teenager.

368 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 10:30:15pm
Not just civilian, but a particularly ignorant and dumb civilian. I retain my disgust with Open Carry Texas, but you never see those guys with their fingers in the triggers of their rifles at any of their rallies or marches. If Hoft ever actually shoots at someone, his frequent and documented poor trigger discipline is going to get him in a lot of trouble.

Sure looks like the guy on the right has his finger on the trigger.

re: #325 Dark_Falcon

369 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 10:34:38pm

re: #362 BeachDem

This is the guy that AIM is giving an “Accuracy in Media Award”

And before Hoft, that “prestigious honor” went to these journalistic luminaries:

2012—Sharyl Attkisson and Dana Loesch

2011: Tucker Carlson and Newsmax writer Ken Timmerman.

2010: Andrew Breitbart and Marc Morano of Climate Depot.

2009: M. Stanton Evans, Human Events contributor and author of Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, and Karl Denninger, then-Tea Party activist.

2008: Heritage Foundation Fellow Lee Edwards.

2006/2007: Michelle Malkin and “Patriot Post” Executive Editor and Publisher Mark Alexander.

2005 The first recipients were freerepublic.com bloggers Harry MacDougald and Paul Boley.

Sultans and Sultanas of Derp, every one. And boy, are they gonna hate that Sultanas part.

Golden raisins!

370 BeachDem  Sep 5, 2014 10:38:34pm

re: #335 Stanley Sea

still reading

I think I may have discovered part of the problem:

I’ve never had any training in politics or journalism, just Sister Victoria in 8th Grade

Would love to see if the other classmate bios are as overblown and self-congratulatory.

371 wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2014 10:41:53pm

Later, lizards.

372 austin_blue  Sep 5, 2014 10:42:24pm

re: #364 wrenchwench

Yeah, I know.

It only bothers me if I think about it.

And it doesn’t help that Gloria Steinem was a Bunny. It’s supposed to, but it doesn’t.

Understood, and to a large extent, I agree. I would no more have a bunny sticker on the back window of my car (and yes I still see them in Texas) as I would a Confederate swastika (and yes, I still see them in Texas). But one makes me think of a man stuck in a 1979 disco with a polyester suit, and the other makes my blood boil.

373 ausador  Sep 5, 2014 10:51:24pm

Seems that FBI estimate of 400 odd deaths a year due to police shootings might be just a tad off…by around 300% or so perhaps. :(

The FBI guesstimate is made by using only those cities that voluntarily report data on justified homicides by police officers. With all the other statistical data on homocides they collect why is there no database of police shootings?

Maybe because they just don’t want people to know how large the annual death-toll has gotten?

374 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 11:08:02pm

re: #373 ausador

Police have never been up front about their violent confrontations with citizens. The racial divides in cities on major highways and significant waterways in the middle of our country are real and need addressing.

375 teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2014 11:09:33pm

I’m goin’ to bed! Moon is pretty bright!

Duff Man Says A Lot Of Things. OH YEAH

376 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 5, 2014 11:22:48pm

re: #373 ausador

Seems that FBI estimate of 400 odd deaths a year due to police shootings might be just a tad off…by around 300% or so perhaps. :(

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The FBI guesstimate is made by using only those cities that voluntarily report data on justified homicides by police officers. With all the other statistical data on homocides they collect why is there no database of police shootings?

Maybe because they just don’t want people to know how large the annual death-toll has gotten?

They just wanna prevent more riots.

/

377 ausador  Sep 5, 2014 11:39:51pm

#Benghazi hashtag full of people saying how the “powerful” Fox special on Benghazi made them feel outrage and moved them to tears.

Sigh, get ready for round…uhh…whatever this one will be, I’ve lost count. :(

378 Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2014 11:42:04pm

re: #377 ausador

#Benghazi hashtag full of people saying how the “powerful” Fox special on Benghazi made them feel outrage and moved them to tears.

Sigh, get ready for round…uhh…whatever this one will be, I’ve lost count. :(

I’m curious which half-wit on Capital Hill will be the first to charge up and declare that this is a “bombshell!”

379 Egregious Philbin  Sep 5, 2014 11:46:58pm

re: #307 HappyWarrior

Redundant!

380 ausador  Sep 5, 2014 11:52:30pm

Fox News Rewrites Benghazi! Narrative After New Expose
They couldn’t even make their newest version of the dastardly conspiracy theory hold up for a segment, but they’re going to do a special anyway.

Fox News is in hard-core BENGHAZI! mode again, but the interesting part of this round of stupid is that a new book shatters their 2-year old narrative.

In Fox News land, Hillary Clinton, or possibly the White House, depending on what day it is, issued a stand down order. What really happened, according to three of the co-authors of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, is that the CIA station chief requested a pause while he tried to enlist Libyan local security teams to assist in the embassy defense.

Also…

Fox’s Newest Benghazi Conspiracy Immediately Debunked By Fox Guest

Lane: The person I want to hear from is Bob, the CIA guy who told them to wait. Because when we hear from Bob we’ll hear why he told them to wait. What we heard from your interview was they assumed he was waiting for more support from the local militia. Which, by the way, might not be a bad reason to wait. In other words, you want to go - you don’t want to rush in with just three guys into what was obviously a very, very dangerous situation. You’d want to wait to see if you could round up some more support. In other words, there’s a difference between waiting and waiting for no good reason and, even worse, waiting because you were told ‘we don’t care what happens to the Ambassador.’ I want to hear from Bob, I want to hear the CIA make him available and tell us exactly what was going on. What I’m not hearing in this is that anybody in Washington said, ‘we don’t care what happens to the Ambassador, write it off, stay away.

381 Targetpractice  Sep 6, 2014 12:00:13am

So it’s another joke, another bite at the “stand down” apple to suggest that the White House purposefully left Americans to die, when in reality the order was given by a CIA station chief whose concern was for the safety of the mission while three security contractors beat feet to the consulate in the hope of turning the tide.

My surprise, etc.

382 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 12:09:23am

Aww…the poor wingnuts, they tweet and retweet the same group of #Benghazi rants over and over but can’t get the top slot on the trending list. Of course it is all a dastardly plot by the liberals, they question the timing!!!

383 Targetpractice  Sep 6, 2014 12:13:18am

Oh, and the shocking exclusive, Fox asks the three security contractors if they think they could have saved Stevens that night if allowed to go to the consulate and they say “Sure.” Because they’re being totally honest with us and have no reason to lie to us about their odds.

384 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 12:27:16am

re: #383 Targetpractice

Oh, and the shocking exclusive, Fox asks the three security contractors if they think they could have saved Stevens that night if allowed to go to the consulate and they say “Sure.” Because they’re being totally honest with us and have no reason to lie to us about their odds.

It is marginally debatable, the one security man with them made it out the window but was wounded. When he tried to locate Stevens and Smith who should have been following he couldn’t and didn’t re-enter due to the heavy smoke.

The other three security men onsite were hold up in another building and couldn’t help either. With an estimated 100+ hostiles in the compound at that time a three man team would have had a difficult if not impossible job to fight their way through.

Even if they did manage to reach the building they would have had to go in while under fire and without respirators. Could they have located Stevens and Smith in the smoke, and before they had succumbed to smoke inhalation?

385 Targetpractice  Sep 6, 2014 12:29:16am

re: #384 ausador

It is marginally debatable, the one security man with them made it out the window but was wounded. When he tried to locate Stevens and Smith who should have been following he couldn’t and didn’t re-enter due to the heavy smoke.

The other three security men onsite were hold up in another building and couldn’t help either. With an estimated 100+ hostiles in the compound at that time I don’t see how a three man team could have fought their way through.

Even if they did manage to reach the building they would have had to go in while under fire and without respirators. Could they have located Stevens and Smith in the smoke, and before they had succumbed to smoke inhalation?

I don’t see it. And it should be noted that they didn’t simply say that if they’d been allowed to go, they said if they’d been allowed to go and the air support they asked the station chief to request had arrived. In other words, even they seemed to acknowledge that three guys alone were not going to be enough.

386 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 12:38:35am

re: #385 Targetpractice

I don’t see it happening either, I think things probably worked out about as best as they could have given the situation and general confusion. As it was the remaining four security men were evacuated to the CIA annex and helped hold it until relief could arrive.

If things had turned into an early sustained firefight at the diplomatic compound we probably could have lost those men as well.

387 Dr Lizardo  Sep 6, 2014 12:43:22am

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

A bit late to the party, but I’d have to say that CC Johnson is more like the Le Pétomane of “journalism”.

en.wikipedia.org

388 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 12:56:07am

And poof, #Benghazi disappears completely from the trending list, guess they just don’t make wingnut outrages to last like they used to anymore.

(of course considering a new one comes along every day or so I can see why they have problem with focus) :p

389 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 12:58:04am

Meanwhile #explainafilmplotbadly is cranking right along at number one still, some pretty funny ones in that list. :)

390 freetoken  Sep 6, 2014 1:32:20am
391 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 1:38:13am

I love how Fox just flat out misleads their audience on the prophetic powers of President Bush. The troops were withdrawn from Iraq on the timetable that Bush himself drew up and agreed to with Iraq.

The wingnuts are all running around (even heritage is tweeting this) blaming Obama for “withdrawing the troops early.”

Fox clip:
President George W. Bush’s chilling warning on Iraq in 2007

Question for the wingnuts, how much of this unrest throughout the middle east would even be happening if we had never invaded Iraq on a made up pretext?

392 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 6, 2014 1:55:39am

Liberals, always blaming Bush for anything that happened between 2000 - 2008.

/

393 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 2:24:10am
394 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 2:47:57am
395 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 2:50:24am
396 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 6, 2014 3:26:08am

re: #395 ausador

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Shouldn’t that be “destroy stolen jewelry “?

397 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 3:37:25am
398 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 4:05:23am
400 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 5:04:17am

re: #368 BeachDem

Sure looks like the guy on the right has his finger on the trigger.

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I can see how you’d think that, given the poor resolution of that file, but I’ve previously seen larger, clearer versions of that same photo and they make clear the guy in question has his finger resting above the trigger guard.

Now, the two men in that photo are indeed wingnuts possessed of some serious Bad Craziness, But the wingnut in question has his finger in the DoD prescribed safe place for someone holding an AR-15 rifle. Unlike Jim Hoft, he is in fact demonstrating proper trigger discipline.

401 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 5:13:54am

re: #386 ausador

I don’t see it happening either, I think things probably worked out about as best as they could have given the situation and general confusion. As it was the remaining four security men were evacuated to the CIA annex and helped hold it until relief could arrive.

If things had turned into an early sustained firefight at the diplomatic compound we probably could have lost those men as well.

The other issue is that the CIA man who stopped the contractors from leaving the annex would have been justifiably worried about an ambush. As it happened, there wasn’t one, but there was no way to know that ahead of time.

The whole exclusive is just more proof that Fox News does not understand battle and does not want to. I have considerable sympathy for the security contractors, who not without reason feel they were kept from doing their duty and who are probably hurt that they were not able to save the diplomats at the consulate. But to Fox News I have none. They have people on their payroll who could explain the realities of urban battle. Heck, even than nutcase Allen West could have explained it. But instead they just chose to launch yet another scream of “BENGHAZI!!1.

402 S.D.  Sep 6, 2014 5:26:18am

PERFECT…

403 A Mom Anon  Sep 6, 2014 5:46:14am

re: #238 Skip Intro

This happens a lot in construction. The Husband and his Dad have been in the business for a long, long time and it’s been common practice, especially in the last decade or so. It’s not just government projects. Large construction companies do this shit a lot because they can. It’s just another form of wage theft.

404 lawhawk  Sep 6, 2014 5:52:23am

re: #387 Dr Lizardo

And that just jogged my memory, because I think Mel Brooks used that as the basis of his character the Governor in Blazing Saddles.

405 lawhawk  Sep 6, 2014 5:52:52am

Now, if I can only get my 1password to sync up on all my devices, that would be grand. So far, it’s being stubborn.

406 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 6:00:18am

re: #404 lawhawk

And that just jogged my memory, because I think Mel Brooks used that as the basis of his character the Governor in Blazing Saddles.

He did indeed use that same name, the implication being that the governor is full of nothing but hot air.

407 Flounder  Sep 6, 2014 6:10:52am

re: #238 Skip Intro

You should page that. Reviewing certified payroll of the lowest responsible bidder is part of my job. It appears the contractors are gaming the system, but if HUD doesn’t check for it, than what is the point? Also, if these contractors are filling out bogus certified payroll reports, that is a go-to-jail-do-not pass-go situation, plain and simple. Not something you wanna screw around with.

408 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 6, 2014 6:17:06am

Good morning Lizards!

Mixing wildlife and history -

Hunters beware - turkeys are arming themselves!

409 b.d.  Sep 6, 2014 6:18:14am
410 Sionainn  Sep 6, 2014 6:19:30am

re: #409 b.d.

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We invaded Beirut?

411 Apocalypse  Sep 6, 2014 6:25:31am

re: #410 Sionainn

We invaded Beirut?

The U.S. didn’t.

That’s the Joke.

412 ObserverArt  Sep 6, 2014 6:27:26am

Benghazi again? Really?

Where is the IRS Scandal? Where is fast ‘n’ furious, Solyndra, lines in the Syrian Sand, Bergdahl…Birf Certificate skulduggery, smoking cigs in the boys room…hell smoking the dreaded reefer madness in college…and those transcripts…his hanging with radicals and Saul Alinsky…his pastor Jeremiah Wright, his hidden homosexulaity???

The absolute most scandalous president ever…and it’s always Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!

/

413 Sionainn  Sep 6, 2014 6:27:33am

re: #411 Apocalypse

The U.S. didn’t.

That’s the Joke.

I was thinking that had to be a spoof account. I blame no caffeine or sugar yet. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

414 b.d.  Sep 6, 2014 6:28:11am

re: #410 Sionainn

We invaded Beirut?

parody account, like this one:

415 Sionainn  Sep 6, 2014 6:29:23am

re: #413 Sionainn

I was thinking that had to be a spoof account. I blame no caffeine or sugar yet. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Especially since I’ve actually argued this with conservatives who are pissed that Obama hasn’t “done anything,” and talking about how Reagan was such a powerful president, blah, blah, blah. I ask them what Reagan did about the 241 Marines who were killed in Beirut. Shuts them up every time.

416 Sionainn  Sep 6, 2014 6:29:55am

re: #414 b.d.

parody account, like this one:

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I know that’s a parody account. I’m not totally clueless. Just a little bit. LOL.

417 b.d.  Sep 6, 2014 6:30:27am

re: #413 Sionainn

I was thinking that had to be a spoof account. I blame no caffeine or sugar yet. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

I was mean to post it soo early on a saturday morning when all are still half a sleep.

Here’s an easier one:

418 Sionainn  Sep 6, 2014 6:31:42am

re: #417 b.d.

I was mean to post it soo early on a saturday morning when all are still half a sleep.

Here’s an easier one:

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No, it wasn’t mean. LOL.

420 darthstar  Sep 6, 2014 6:34:26am
421 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 6:34:41am

re: #414 b.d.

parody account, like this one:

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But @TeaPartyCat will sometimes favorite or retweet a funny reply. My two such replies were both cat-related humor.

422 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 6:35:55am

re: #420 darthstar

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To borrow from homer Simpson:

Doe!

423 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 6, 2014 6:37:06am

re: #422 Dark_Falcon

To borrow from homer SimpsonL

Doe!

Youtube Video

424 b.d.  Sep 6, 2014 6:37:24am

re: #422 Dark_Falcon

To borrow from homer SimpsonL

Doe!

No toll tags on them either, they’re bucking the system.

425 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 6, 2014 6:38:22am

re: #424 b.d.

No toll tags on them either, they’re bucking the system.

Do you think the second one was backherd driving and nagging the first one about this not being a good shortcut?

426 darthstar  Sep 6, 2014 6:40:21am

re: #424 b.d.

No toll tags on them either, they’re bucking the system.

You buck the system, you come to my house for dinner…this was in my dining room last night.

Image: 10580248_10152698273008024_4553119914519152021_n.jpg

It apparently just got back from the taxidermist, and my brother had brought it down from Redding to give to my nephew, who shot it last season.

427 b.d.  Sep 6, 2014 6:44:22am

re: #426 darthstar

You buck the system, you come to my house for dinner…this was in my dining room last night.

Image: 10580248_10152698273008024_4553119914519152021_n.jpg

It apparently just got back from the taxidermist, and my brother had brought it down from Redding to give to my nephew, who shot it last season.

Very nice! 9 point with the split drop tine? Big spread too. The deer here in Texas are the size of greyhounds, that thing is a monster.

edited for better reading

428 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 6:48:49am

re: #426 darthstar

You buck the system, you come to my house for dinner…this was in my dining room last night.

Image: 10580248_10152698273008024_4553119914519152021_n.jpg

It apparently just got back from the taxidermist, and my brother had brought it down from Redding to give to my nephew, who shot it last season.

Darthstar the Enforcer, enforcing California’s Tyrannical Socialism on helpless deer! For shame!

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

429 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 6, 2014 6:53:08am

New Market Battlefield - looking south from Bushong Hill

I must have watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly too many times. I’m a sucker for this framing for a shot when on Civil War battlefields.

This is looking down the hill at the the Bushong Farm, and the field between there and the gun was a muddy wheatfield on the day of the battle. When the VMI cadets charged across it a number of them lost their footwear in the mud and it was afterwards known as “The Field of Lost Shoes”.

en.wikipedia.org
(link for those wanting further info on the battle)

430 Ryan King  Sep 6, 2014 6:58:41am
If Andrew Breitbart injected a Chia Pet with ginger and turkey fat, then died before he could bring it in out of the sun, the resulting mass would grow up to become Chuck C. Johnson.

James O’Keefe Wannabe “Exposes” Michael Brown’s Instagram

431 darthstar  Sep 6, 2014 7:06:45am

re: #430 Ryan King

James O’Keefe Wannabe “Exposes” Michael Brown’s Instagram

Perhaps this is the future of journalism: flailing attempts to distill and monetize the content of grampa’s incoherent racist chain-emails.

Ha!

432 Ryan King  Sep 6, 2014 7:08:06am

zing!

433 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 7:09:51am

re: #429 Feline Fearless Leader

New Market Battlefield - looking south from Bushong Hill

I must have watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly too many times. I’m a sucker for this framing for a shot when on Civil War battlefields.

This is looking down the hill at the the Bushong Farm, and the field between there and the gun was a muddy wheatfield on the day of the battle. When the VMI cadets charged across it a number of them lost their footwear in the mud and it was afterwards known as “The Field of Lost Shoes”.

en.wikipedia.org
(link for those wanting further info on the battle)

Franz Sigel was a fine man and a brave one, but he was not a great general. That said, New Market was one of the battles in the Shenandoah Valley, and of the Union’s commanders during those battles only James Shields (1st Kernstown) and Philip Sheridan were able to win there.

Also of note was that one of the two Confederate infantry brigades at New Market was commanded on that day by Col. George S. Patton, the ancestor of the famous World War Two general of the same name with the addition of ‘Jr’.

434 WhatEVs  Sep 6, 2014 7:25:06am

re: #388 ausador

And poof, #Benghazi disappears completely from the trending list, guess they just don’t make wingnut outrages to last like they used to anymore.

(of course considering a new one comes along every day or so I can see why they have problem with focus) :p

I think this might have been why Benghazi was trending.

#UseBenghaziAnywhere

435 Dr. Matt  Sep 6, 2014 7:30:59am

More shitty trigger discipline from yet another wingnut:

436 Dark_Falcon  Sep 6, 2014 7:43:48am

re: #435 Dr. Matt

More shitty trigger discipline from yet another wingnut:

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A much more dangerous and out-of-control person than Michael Brown.

437 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 6, 2014 7:51:46am

I don’t know if VB is affected by this, but MrBWS got the call at 9 am to head to Michigan to turn the lights back on.

Severe storms packing high winds, heavy rains and hail moved through southeast Michigan on Friday evening, downing trees and power lines across the area.

DTE officials reported that up to 350,000 homes and businesses are without power, with the number of outages expected to grow into Saturday. Some of the largest outages have been reported near Livonia, Southgate, Romulus, Taylor and Waterford.

Thunderstorms, High Winds Leave Michigan Residents With Power Outages, Property Damage

This part had to be memorable for those on the train:
Amtrak Train Crashes Into Fallen Tree On Way To Chicago From Detroit

Severe storms that crossed Michigan on Friday evening caused some scary moments for travelers on an Amtrak train from Detroit to Chicago when the train hit a large tree that fell across the track.

438 lawhawk  Sep 6, 2014 8:02:47am

So, after having all kinds of issues setting up the 1password system, it looks like i’ve got two computers and phone synced. That’s better than before, when none of the installations would talk to any of the others via dropbox.

What the instructions don’t say about any of this is that you’d best install it in one place, do all your passwords in one installation before trying to migrate them to the other devices. Installing/reinstalling/deleting/reinstalling seemed to finally get everything working and the dropbox to do what it was supposed to do.

It even now links to the phone properly, so just have to remember one password.

And no, it’s not 1 2 3 4 5.

It’s something a little longer than that, but still memorable.

439 Romantic Heretic  Sep 6, 2014 8:13:35am

re: #437 Backwoods_Sleuth

We got some of that here in Toronto. Doesn’t seem to have done much damage though.

Ah well. Back to WoW, which I started playing recently. I started because I wanted to play with my wife, and because I discovered I could play without interacting with crazy strangers. Should be able to reach level 49 with my windwalker Pandaren monk today.

440 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 8:15:03am

re: #20 b.d.

Watch it, by the looks of that shirt Jim is a member of the BEE gang.

Actually, could be a WASP gang.

As I’ve recently learned, yellow-jackets are most likely paper wasps, not bees.

Some breeds have stings strong enough to kill a cat.

Exterminator and hubby talked extensively yesterday.

441 lawhawk  Sep 6, 2014 8:16:08am

Wait for it…. Wait for it…

Youtube Video

Mother Nature. She’s a harsh mistress.

442 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 8:17:11am

This made my heart sink.

I have family in this part of the world. Swore I’d never go back after the last trip. Just not worth the insanity.

443 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 8:20:14am

re: #428 Dark_Falcon

Darthstar the Enforcer, enforcing California’s Tyrannical Socialism on helpless deer! For shame!

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

I have a couple of those in my storage unit. Were Dear Ole’ Dad;s. Mom doesn’t want them and I can’t bring myself to get rid of them.

445 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 6, 2014 8:31:35am
446 ObserverArt  Sep 6, 2014 8:33:33am

re: #440 FemNaziBitch

Actually, could be a WASP gang.

As I’ve recently learned, yellow-jackets are most likely paper wasps, not bees.

Some breeds have stings strong enough to kill a cat.

Exterminator and hubby talked extensively yesterday.

No most likely about it. Wasps all the way.

So, how big was the nest and are the little buggers gone now?

I hate Yellow Jackets. A woman I worked with many years ago had a can pf Pepsi open back in the warehouse and the door was open on a nice hot late August day. She grabbed the can and took a swallow and one of the local Yellow Jackets had been in the can. Sure enough…now in her mouth. Before she could spit it out, it had stung her twice one in the cheek, one in the roof. Off to the hospital she went!

I was fishing on a local lake one day. A buddy and I were way out in the middle of one of the coves fishing deep water because it was a warm late summer day. we weren’t paying close attention, but a small tree branch floating in the water had come up to the boat and stopped by catching the one anchor line. A little while later we were going to move on to a new area and I went to grab the anchor rope. It was now holding several Yellow Jackets that were riding along on the branch and had move from the branch to the line. Not looking, I started to tug the line in when “ouch…what the fu..!!!” Three quick stings in the palm of my hand. Talk about some pain.

Hate ‘em, hate em…did I tell you I hate ‘em?

447 ObserverArt  Sep 6, 2014 8:35:12am

re: #445 Backwoods_Sleuth

[The Twitter tale of a British “bee” who hiked to Stonehenge and met President Obama. on.wsj.com AP photo ]

That’s a really nice story. That Obama…

448 lawhawk  Sep 6, 2014 8:37:13am
449 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 6, 2014 8:38:30am

haha!

450 thedopefishlives  Sep 6, 2014 8:46:16am

Morning Lizardim.

451 Botsplainer  Sep 6, 2014 8:52:20am

I’ve been curious about “former SEAL Christopher Mark Heben”, the guy who lied about being shot by scary negroes.

Given that he lost his PA license for forged scrips and his brother was out doing fake hero shit on other than honorable papers, I’m trying to figure out if he was what he claims to have been.

452 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 8:54:47am

Kitteh Antiks
Youtube Video

453 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 8:58:10am
454 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 8:59:39am

re: #446 ObserverArt

No most likely about it. Wasps all the way.

So, how big was the nest and are the little buggers gone now?

I hate Yellow Jackets. A woman I worked with many years ago had a can pf Pepsi open back in the warehouse and the door was open on a nice hot late August day. She grabbed the can and took a swallow and one of the local Yellow Jackets had been in the can. Sure enough…now in her mouth. Before she could spit it out, it had stung her twice one in the cheek, one in the roof. Off to the hospital she went!

I was fishing on a local lake one day. A buddy and I were way out in the middle of one of the coves fishing deep water because it was a warm late summer day. we weren’t paying close attention, but a small tree branch floating in the water had come up to the boat and stopped by catching the one anchor line. A little while later we were going to move on to a new area and I went to grab the anchor rope. It was now holding several Yellow Jackets that were riding along on the branch and had move from the branch to the line. Not looking, I started to tug the line in when “ouch…what the fu..!!!” Three quick stings in the palm of my hand. Talk about some pain.

Hate ‘em, hate em…did I tell you I hate ‘em?

No idea the size of the nest. It was up in the gutter where I couldn’t see and I didn’t ask.

Feral Girl must have survived her time in the wild by eating bugs from the grass, cause she is expert at locating them. Has been stung twice now on the nose by a yellow jacket that was hunkered down under the blades.

455 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 9:04:07am

Daily Feral Girl pic

The Elk Horn Won

456 FemNaziBitch  Sep 6, 2014 9:14:41am

ASSHOLE OF THE DAY CENTURY:

PAGES POST

457 ausador  Sep 6, 2014 9:55:49am

re: #434 WhatEVs

I think this might have been why Benghazi was trending.

#UseBenghaziAnywhere

Cute but no, #Benghazi was trending because of the Fox special. The brand new tag #13Hours is still trending based on the name of the Fox special and the new book by the security guys.

458 WhatEVs  Sep 6, 2014 10:03:33am

re: #457 ausador

Cute but no, #Benghazi was trending because of the Fox special. The brand new tag #13Hours is still trending based on the name of the Fox special and the new book by the security guys.

I saw that earlier. These are some sick fucks. I swear they take joy in the deaths just to rail against the evil Obama.

459 dr. luba  Sep 6, 2014 1:25:29pm

re: #44 Stanley Sea

Hey thanks all with the LGF advice last night re: beeping smoke detector. Neighbor coming over with ladder shortly & I bought new batteries.

I mean to change them every year as instructed, but often forget. Once one starts beeping, though, all three get changed out. Hope you’re changing all of them.

460 dr. luba  Sep 6, 2014 1:27:41pm

re: #288 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I take your point, but you’re talking about a point of law. I have an 18-year-old daughter and I can tell you many 18-year-olds still are children in some respects.

It wasn’t until fairly recently that 18 year olds became legal adults. It used to be 21, for good reason—most kids 18-21 are still kids.


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