ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution in Schools

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Here’s some common ground between America’s religious right and the jihadis of ISIS: ISIS Bans Teaching Evolution in Schools.

The new Mosul curriculum, allegedly issued by al-Baghdadi himself, stresses that any reference to the republics of Iraq or Syria must be replaced with “Islamic State.” Pictures that violate its ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam will be ripped out of books. Anthems and lyrics that encourage love of country are now viewed as a show of “polytheism and blasphemy,” and are strictly banned.

The new curriculum even went so far as to explicitly ban Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution — although it was not previously taught in Iraqi schools.

Maybe this is why the religious right and social conservatives are so hell-bent on fear-mongering about ISIS — they recognize a mirror image of themselves. Their worst enemy.

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1 S'latch  Sep 15, 2014 8:29:31pm

I wonder sometimes if mankind is entering into a new dark age.

2 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 8:29:34pm

ISIS = Teahadi

Or so it seems to me…

Miserere mei, Deus … :(

3 austin_blue  Sep 15, 2014 8:30:14pm

Can climate change be far behind?

4 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 8:36:30pm

re: #3 austin_blue

Can climate change be far behind?

I don’t think they give a shit about that, myself.

5 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 8:36:41pm
6 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 8:39:57pm

This is heartbreaking. Another dead kid. I just read this for the first time.

7 nines09  Sep 15, 2014 8:42:43pm

One mans AR-15 is another mans AK-47. Pick a page magazine.

8 Kragar  Sep 15, 2014 8:46:37pm

The reason Evangelicals hate Sharia so much is it gives away their game plan

9 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 8:47:08pm

re: #6 WhatEVs

This is heartbreaking. Another dead kid. I just read this for the first time.

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If you have something in your hands that looks like a weapon when the cops show up, you need to drop it right then and there. If you don’t, then things are going to go badly for you.

10 Kragar  Sep 15, 2014 8:48:18pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

If you have something in your hands that looks like a weapon when the cops show up, you need to drop it right then and there. If you don’t, then things are going to go badly for you.

Unless they shoot you on sight while you’re shopping in a Walmart

11 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 8:49:04pm

re: #10 Kragar

Unless they shoot you on site while you’re shopping in a Walmart

Or they shoot you in the back as they apparently did to this kid.

12 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 8:49:07pm

re: #6 WhatEVs

This is heartbreaking. Another dead kid. I just read this for the first time.

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My son is Asian. Not as dangerous to him as being black or native american but not White safe either.

He has serious mental health issues.

What the fuck do I do?

In the end I’m trying to figure out a safe way to teach him that every cop must be presumed to be the enemy until proven a friend.

Yet how do you do that without triggering his latent, & very real, paranoia?

Not just an enemy but a murderous one. Some one who will kill you for no reason at all. My priest has two adopted black boys about the same age as my son. His children are at an even greater threat than my son.

Why, lord, why?

This is so alien from the universe I grew up in.

Do you remember Adam-12? I do.

My son never will..

I am so tired tonight I have no words for it.

Lord have mercy on my little boy…

13 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 8:50:25pm

re: #8 Kragar

The reason Evangelicals hate Sharia so much is it gives away their game plan

Ain’t that the truth.

14 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 8:51:48pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

If you have something in your hands that looks like a weapon when the cops show up, you need to drop it right then and there. If you don’t, then things are going to go badly for you.

And if they don’t give you even that little fraction of a second? Our cops are all too fast on the trigger.

DF, I’ve known lots of good people who are police. Spent much time in my life helping to train them. But far too many of them are on a hair trigger. You look at them even slightly wrong and they will be asking your corpse questions rather than you.

15 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 8:52:51pm

re: #12 William Barnett-Lewis

But if the cops see someone carrying a what they have been told is a weapon they have to respond, and if they think he’s about to run into a restaurant filled with people they have to stop him from doing so.

As it happened he wasn’t a threat, but the police did not know that at the time.

16 Shazam  Sep 15, 2014 8:54:10pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

Please tell us what else we can not do to not get shot by police.

17 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 8:55:53pm

Oh goddamnit.

18 Shazam  Sep 15, 2014 8:56:12pm

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

As it happened he wasn’t a threat, but the police did not know that at the time.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The law’s ignorance makes murder okay.

19 Kragar  Sep 15, 2014 8:56:25pm

re: #16 Shazam

Please tell us what else we can not do to not get shot by police.

Don’t be bleh.

20 TedStriker  Sep 15, 2014 8:57:44pm

re: #19 Kragar

Don’t be blah.

FTFY…

21 Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2014 8:58:45pm
22 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:00:20pm

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

But if the cops see someone carrying a what they have been told is a weapon they have to respond, and if they think he’s about to run into a restaurant filled with people they have to stop him from doing so.

As it happened he wasn’t a threat, but the police did not know that at the time.

DF.

I. Have. Tried. To. Teach. Them.

I know how much reaction time they have. I have watched how many will shoot long before they have to. If it isn’t white skin, they shoot. The saddest part? The cop can be white, black, brown, yellow or red and it is still the same. If the perp isn’t white he is far more likely to end up in the morgue than in jail.

I have never walked a beat. Once upon a lifetime ago I wanted to. But then I made the mistake of trying to teach cops how to be careful…

23 Charles Johnson  Sep 15, 2014 9:00:41pm

Why does anyone pay attention to Cenk Uygur? This guy is a clown.

24 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:01:31pm

re: #12 William Barnett-Lewis

I’m so, so sorry for your anguish.

I’ve said it before, Officer Friendly of my generation is dead. Dead, buried and people are deservedly pissing in his grave.

I do not recognize what Serve and Protect has become. I don’t expect Mayberry, but fuck, basic human decency is apparently too much to ask for anymore.

25 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Sep 15, 2014 9:01:36pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Why does anyone pay attention to Cenk Uygur? This guy is a clown.

I was going to say “Cenk is an idiot” but you summarized it nicely instead.

26 Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2014 9:01:46pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

SMDH. Twice. RT @Mediaite: Cenk Uygur Would ‘Lay Money on Rand Paul Being the Next President’

Who does he have in the second at Belmont?

27 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:02:12pm

TMZ has follow-up on Daniele Watts being briefly arrested and claiming racism in her detention by the LAPD.

The story with TMZ’s additions comes across far less favorably to Ms. Watts. It turns out the police were called because people saw what they believed (and may well have been) was she and her boyfriend having sex in public. Then when the police arrived, Ms. Watts did not just refuse to show her ID, she loudly accused the officer who asked of racism and then pulled the “Don’t you know who I am?!” card.

Note: Sexytime is OK, but not out in public.

28 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:02:40pm

re: #19 Kragar

Don’t be bleh.

Don’t be.

29 sagehen  Sep 15, 2014 9:02:50pm

re: #9 Dark_Falcon

If you have something in your hands that looks like a weapon when the cops show up, you need to drop it right then and there. If you don’t, then things are going to go badly for you.

Unless you’re a white guy. They get talked to, and talked to, and talked to some more, until eventually the cops let them go on their way, to post photos of the event on their twitters and instagrams and blogs. Because 2nd Amendment, yo.

Somehow it never seems to go badly for them.

30 Decatur Deb  Sep 15, 2014 9:04:37pm

re: #29 sagehen

Unless you’re a white guy. They get talked to, and talked to, and talked to some more, until eventually the cops let them go on their way, to post photos of the event on their twitters and instagrams and blogs. Because 2nd Amendment, yo.

Somehow it never seems to go badly for them.

It’s the hipster hats—better than a get-out-of-jail card.

31 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:05:35pm

re: #18 Shazam

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The law’s ignorance makes murder okay.

It’s not ignorance of the law, its not being able to know what threat someone really posed. Self-defense law in this country requires the reasonable belief that the threat was real. If that belief is present, then its not murder even if it turns out what a homeowner thought was a gun was really a lockpick device. That actually happened in Chicago in the last couple years and the homeowner was fully cleared by the police and the state’s attorney.

32 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:05:55pm

re: #27 Dark_Falcon

TMZ has follow-up on Daniele Watts being briefly arrested and claiming racism in her detention by the LAPD.

The story with TMZ’s additions comes across far less favorably to Ms. Watts. It turns out the police were called because people saw what they believed (and may well have been) was she and her boyfriend having sex in public. Then when the police arrived, Ms. Watts did not just refuse to show her ID, she loudly accused the officer who asked of racism and then pulled the “Don’t you know who I am?!” card.

Note: Sexytime is OK, but not out in public.

I read that shit. It sounded like a hit piece. They both said they were fully clothed, kissing. Who reported it? Why did they think they were having sex, because she was black and he white?

That this is not the first time she was accused of being a prostitute, I’d have had the same reaction.

33 Rev_Arthur_Belling  Sep 15, 2014 9:07:03pm

re: #27 Dark_Falcon

TMZ has follow-up on Daniele Watts being briefly arrested and claiming racism in her detention by the LAPD.

The story with TMZ’s additions comes across far less favorably to Ms. Watts. It turns out the police were called because people saw what they believed (and may well have been) was she and her boyfriend having sex in public. Then when the police arrived, Ms. Watts did not just refuse to show her ID, she loudly accused the officer who asked of racism and then pulled the “Don’t you know who I am?!” card.

Note: Sexytime is OK, but not out in public.

Wow. Why don’t you whitesplain it for us.

34 Kragar  Sep 15, 2014 9:07:06pm

Rand Paul is going to be a perennial “also ran” for the next 30 years

35 Shazam  Sep 15, 2014 9:10:55pm

re: #31 Dark_Falcon

The “law” in my second sentence is the police. They didn’t know, so they started shooting. If you think that’s justified, you’re sick. As others have pointed out, when the suspect is white and has an actual weapon, the police seem reluctant to do them any harm and manage to subdue them without injury. When this happens to kids, white kids at least, everyone is outraged, but those police didn’t know the kids’ toys weren’t weapons either.

When the police “don’t know” something, they should find out. “Shoot first and ask questions later” shouldn’t be the police’s motto.

36 wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2014 9:11:06pm

re: #34 Kragar

Rand Paul is going to be a perennial “also ran” for the next 30 years

He has filled his dad’s shoes already, and Ron is still wearing them.

37 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:11:10pm

When I was 16 I got pulled over for driving a corvette. The owner was sitting next to me. I was pulled over because “girls don’t drive cars like this” and they wanted to make sure it wasn’t stolen.

I *railed* on that cop and called him every name in the book, while cop and owner chuckled at me pitching a fit.

I told them both it get fucked.

Nowadays, I’d probably have been arrested because sexism, like racism or homophobia is okie dokie to the cops, and they are never, ever to be questioned.

38 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:12:10pm

re: #32 WhatEVs

I read that shit. It sounded like a hit piece. They both said they were fully clothed, kissing. Who reported it? Why did they think they were having sex, because she was black and he white?

That this is not the first time she was accused of being a prostitute, I’d have had the same reaction.

But what’s the cop supposed to do? He gets a call about a crime, albeit a minor one and responds. When he does, he gets a very belligerent response to a request for ID. What’s he done wrong? He hadn’t made any accusations or said anything inappropriate. Should he have just ignored his dispatcher?

I’d also note that claiming special status as she did is not the sort of thing a person who has done nothing wrong will do; It’s something done by people who are trying to claim their status should allow them to evade the consequences of their actions.

39 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:13:42pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

When I was 16 I got pulled over for driving a corvette. The owner was sitting next to me. I was pulled over because “girls don’t drive cars like this” and they wanted to make sure it wasn’t stolen.

I *railed* on that cop and called him every name in the book, while cop and owner chuckled at me pitching a fit.

I told them both it get fucked.

Nowadays, I’d probably have been arrested because sexism, like racism or homophobia is okie dokie to the cops, and they are never, ever to be questioned.

Exactly. Assuming they didn’t beat you so badly you ended up in intensive care…

40 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:13:54pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

Why ask for an ID? Why not TALK to them? And putting her in handcuffs? Sorry, fuck that.

41 wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2014 9:14:26pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

But what’s the cop supposed to do? He gets a call about a crime, albeit a minor one and responds. When he does, he gets a very belligerent response to a request for ID. What’s he done wrong? He hadn’t made any accusations or said anything inappropriate. Should he have just ignored his dispatcher?

I’d also note that claiming special status as she did is not the sort of thing a person who has done nothing wrong will do; It’s something done by people who are trying to claim their status should allow them to evade the consequences of their actions.

What are the proper consequences for refusing to show ID? I thought she was within her rights, not claiming special status.

42 CriticalDragon1177  Sep 15, 2014 9:15:32pm

Charles Johnson,

Given the nature of what ISIS is, it isn’t surprising at all that they wouldn’t tolerate the teaching of science that contradicted their fundamentalist religious ideology. This is something else that really makes me glad that America has both a strong military, stable democratically elected government, and a constitution that mandates the separation of Church and State.

43 CriticalDragon1177  Sep 15, 2014 9:17:03pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

44 Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2014 9:17:41pm

re: #1 S’latch

I wonder sometimes if mankind is entering into a new dark age.

How about a dystopian novel where intellectuals have formed their own closed society and all the religious and left to survive on their own on the outside?

45 simoom  Sep 15, 2014 9:17:58pm

From Assange’s reddit AMA, declaring victory in aiding Snowden’s flight:

reddit.com

[I]n the race to spirit Edward Snowden to asylum vs. Washington DC’s race to arrest him, we won, demonstrating that with a few good ideas and some determination it is possible to beat this power cluster in a well defined head on contest.Solutions are going to come form the demand that organisations, governments and individuals have for protection.

Not to downplay Assange’s role (sending Sarah Harrison w/ the Ecuadorian “Safe Pass”, advising Snowden to give up on HK and that Russia was the only country that could protect him, etc) but hasn’t defection to Russia been an option for high profile fugitives for quite some time? He’s making it sound like they found some new way to beat the system.

46 Shazam  Sep 15, 2014 9:18:05pm

re: #42 CriticalDragon1177

There’s an entire political party that thinks that last one is a lie. Hint: it’s one of the big two.

47 Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2014 9:18:26pm

I think it’s funny how the LGF ad servers suddenly think that instead of needing weird tricks to save on my electricity and groceries I now need seminars on how to flip houses and become a rich dad.

48 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:18:55pm

re: #40 WhatEVs

Why ask for an ID? Why not TALK to them? And putting her in handcuffs? Sorry, fuck that.

I’m not familar with how the LAPD is trained to handle such encounters, but asking for ID may just be Standard Operating Procedure. And Watts only got handcuffed after he tried to leave the scene and refused a second officer’s request for ID in a similarly hostile fashion.

49 sagehen  Sep 15, 2014 9:19:02pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

When I was 16 I got pulled over for driving a corvette. The owner was sitting next to me. I was pulled over because “girls don’t drive cars like this” and they wanted to make sure it wasn’t stolen.

I *railed* on that cop and called him every name in the book, while cop and owner chuckled at me pitching a fit.

I told them both it get fucked.

Nowadays, I’d probably have been arrested because sexism, like racism or homophobia is okie dokie to the cops, and they are never, ever to be questioned.

When I was 18 I was pulled over for smoking a pipe while driving on the freeway. The cop took it from me, told me very gently that if I had more I should give it to him or else he’d search the car… I gave him the tiny little pill-box full out of my purse, he didn’t search and find the 12 quarter-oz bags under my seat. I didn’t even have to step out of the car.

He wrote me up a misdemeanor summons for possession of under an ounce, I had to appear in court and was fined $140.

(sadly, it was the same courthouse my mother practiced in; our last name is uncommon, and I sorta looked like her. Somebody told her.

Having to have That Discussion with my mother was a far more serious penalty than the $140 fine.)

50 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:19:07pm

re: #42 CriticalDragon1177

Eh. Not so much to several of those things.

Separation of church and state is being challenged (and often winning) too many times.

String military that will follow who? How many Oathkeepers are military and ex-military? How many are cops?

The constitution is a piece if paper that those in the right interpret as accurately as they do the teachings of Jesus.

51 CriticalDragon1177  Sep 15, 2014 9:20:42pm

re: #46 Shazam

There’s an entire political party that thinks that last one is a lie. Hint: it’s one of the big two.

I know, but overall the Republican Party keeps losing in the courts when it comes to church state issues, especially when it comes to teaching creationism in public schools. Even conservative judges have repeatedly ruled against them on that.

52 Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 15, 2014 9:21:24pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Why does anyone pay attention to Cenk Uygur? This guy is a clown.

I make it a personal policy to not trust guys named Cenk.

53 CriticalDragon1177  Sep 15, 2014 9:21:53pm

re: #50 WhatEVs

Eh. Not so much to several of those things.

Separation of church and state is being challenged (and often winning) too many times.

String military that will follow who? How many Oathkeepers are military and ex-military? How many are cops?

The constitution is a piece if paper that those in the right interpret as accurately as they do the teachings of Jesus.

Thankfully I get the impression that the GOP loses most of the time on those issues.

54 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:22:03pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

But what’s the cop supposed to do? He gets a call about a crime, albeit a minor one and responds. When he does, he gets a very belligerent response to a request for ID. What’s he done wrong? He hadn’t made any accusations or said anything inappropriate. Should he have just ignored his dispatcher?

I’d also note that claiming special status as she did is not the sort of thing a person who has done nothing wrong will do; It’s something done by people who are trying to claim their status should allow them to evade the consequences of their actions.

Ever hear of a fucking taser? The simple presence of one on a _PROPERLY_ trained officer’s belt decreases violent outcomes. Because they know they have a escape valve.

DF, one of thing I’ve been trying to remind you is that people react how they’ve been trained to react. When we trained MP’s for Bosnia, we spent a lot of time teaching them how to find the weapons those people would really actually likely have - a wire that would be a garrote in my hat, a bit of steel in my shoe, a .25 caliber pistol taped to my groin because “straight guys don’t feel up other men there” and so on. Firearms are so much easier to defend against than 99% of the things humans have thought of…

55 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:22:14pm

re: #51 CriticalDragon1177

I know, but overall the Republican Party keeps losing in the courts when it comes to church state issues, especially when it comes to teaching creationism public in schools. Even conservative judges have repeatedly ruled against them on that.

Look outside if courts. Look at textbooks, school boards. Who’s taking TX textbook publishers to court?

56 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:26:00pm

re: #54 William Barnett-Lewis

Kid tasered, in an induced coma.

57 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:27:28pm

re: #54 William Barnett-Lewis

Ever hear of a fucking taser? The simple presence of one on a _PROPERLY_ trained officer’s belt decreases violent outcomes. Because they know they have a escape valve.

DF, one of thing I’ve been trying to remind you is that people react how they’ve been trained to react. When we trained MP’s for Bosnia, we spent a lot of time teaching them how to find the weapons those people would really actually likely have - a wire that would be a garrote in my hat, a bit of steel in my shoe, a .25 caliber pistol taped to my groin because “straight guys don’t feel up other men there” and so on. Firearms are so much easier to defend against than 99% of the things humans have thought of…

William, the post you are responding to is talking about Daniele Watts’ encounter with the LAPD after people called the police saying she was having sex with her boyfriend in a car in public view. At no time in that encounter did either officer draw his gun, that much is clear. It was not a lethal force situation.

58 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:27:46pm

re: #56 WhatEVs

Kid tasered, in an induced coma.

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Never said the TASER was perfect. But multiple 9mm or larger bullets would have been worse for his possible outcomes. It really is that simple somedays.

59 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:29:39pm

re: #58 William Barnett-Lewis

Never said the TASER was perfect. But multiple 9mm or larger bullets would have been worse for his possible outcomes. It really is that simple somedays.

Very true.

60 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 9:30:23pm

re: #17 teleskiguy

UPDATE:

61 wrenchwench  Sep 15, 2014 9:30:46pm

Hahaha, this post garnered a downding. I wonder what’s controversial? ISIS? Evolution?

62 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:31:59pm

re: #57 Dark_Falcon

William, the post you are responding to is talking about Daniele Watts’ encounter with the LAPD after people called the police saying she was having sex with her boyfriend in a car in public view. At no time in that encounter did either officer draw his gun, that much is clear. It was not a lethal force situation.

The attitudes are the same though. The same people that put a black woman in cuffs simply because she’s “probably” a ‘ho is the same that shoots before asking questions.

I’ve spent a big chunk of my life trying to get the people who carry guns to ask questions before violating rule 3.

She should have _NEVER_ been cuffed. They were too close to those mistakes for my comfort as a trainer.

63 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 9:32:56pm

re: #61 wrenchwench

Hahaha, this post garnered a downding. I wonder what’s controversial? ISIS? Evolution?

The LGF commenter “kmg.” Stand and be counted! Tell us why you had to down-ding this post!

(I’m not holding my breath, “kmg” hasn’t posted a single comment.)

65 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:34:12pm

As someone who spent 20 years in training, I agree more training is needed. But you can’t train them to not look at every person as a perp nor can you train the underlying prejudices that drives them to look at everyone as a perp.

66 Jenner7  Sep 15, 2014 9:36:58pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

Out of his damned mind…

67 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:39:50pm

re: #62 William Barnett-Lewis

The attitudes are the same though. The same people that put a black woman in cuffs simply because she’s “probably” a ‘ho is the same that shoots before asking questions.

I’ve spent a big chunk of my life trying to get the people who carry guns to ask questions before violating rule 3.

She should have _NEVER_ been cuffed. They were too close to those mistakes for my comfort as a trainer.

She got cuffed after she stormed off. It was a second responding officer that did that and only after she again refused to show ID in a very hostile manner.

“Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks; guilt does.” - Whittaker Chambers.

68 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:40:33pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

Bullshit.

69 Jenner7  Sep 15, 2014 9:40:51pm

re: #43 CriticalDragon1177

If he’s right, this country is fucked. Seriously. I’m not joking. He’s got to be the worst candidate in my lifetime, even worse than a VP Palin.

70 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 9:44:40pm

Progressives hoping for a Rand Paul presidency are deluded, ignorant or just plain stupid. Rand Paul is a far right “libertarian” who argued with Rachel Maddow for 20 minutes that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 infringed on the rights of business owners to discriminate against people of color, gays, etc.

msnbc.com

Video

71 ausador  Sep 15, 2014 9:48:38pm

re: #24 WhatEVs

I’m so, so sorry for your anguish.

I’ve said it before, Officer Friendly of my generation is dead. Dead, buried and people are deservedly pissing in his grave.

I do not recognize what Serve and Protect has become. I don’t expect Mayberry, but fuck, basic human decency is apparently too much to ask for anymore.

Then

Now

72 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 9:51:34pm

re: #71 ausador

Wh WHaT?!? Mad Magazine has a worthwhile commentary today?

The fainting couch is too far away, don’t mind me passing out right here in my chair.

73 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:52:05pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

She got cuffed after she stormed off. It was a second responding officer that did that and only after she again refused to show ID in a very hostile manner.

“Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks; guilt does.” - Whittaker Chambers.

Simple reality - had she been white and done that, nothing would have happened. As a stupid drunk white boy I have “been there & done that”.

DF, it really is that simple sometimes.

74 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:52:39pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

Progressives hoping for a Rand Paul presidency are deluded, ignorant or just plain stupid. Rand Paul is a far right “libertarian” who argued with Rachel Maddow for 20 minutes that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 infringed on the rights of business owners to discriminate against people of color, gays, etc.

msnbc.com

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Not to mention an out and out liar. He’s trying the Etch-a-Sketch thing right now. He’s no less a right-wing lunatic. He’s just lying now.

75 Egregious Philbin  Sep 15, 2014 9:54:44pm

Talibornagain…..

76 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:54:45pm

re: #71 ausador

Then

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I wish I had know cops like that myself. But know what? Even by 1980 they were long since gone because people had already faught lots of battles for their rights.

For those of use who refuse to be the Koch Brother’s serfs, it can really be that simple…

77 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 15, 2014 9:55:01pm

Hmm. I just noticed something in the giraffe picture I posted in comment #64. My camera somehow transposed the baby giraffe’s neck to the right and in front of the adult giraffe it was behind.

Some sort of digital imaging artifact I guess from snapping the photo and there being a bit of image delay or something with a moving subject. It’s not an effect from cropping and shrinking the image since it is the same in the full-size JPEG downloaded off the camera.

Which, in a way, makes the “evolution, what evolution?” caption a bit more amusing.

78 Dark_Falcon  Sep 15, 2014 9:56:09pm

Good Night, All.

79 William Barnett-Lewis  Sep 15, 2014 9:56:56pm

re: #78 Dark_Falcon

Good Night, All.

Good night. But I’ll still be waiting later ;)

80 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 9:57:13pm
81 teleskiguy  Sep 15, 2014 9:57:43pm

darthstar just tweeted a link with this funny YouTube. Whatever you do, avoid the comments, it’s like Gateway Pundit comments in there.

#WhenWhitePeopleFight

Youtube Video

82 Single-handed sailor  Sep 15, 2014 9:58:00pm

re: #77 Feline Fearless Leader

Why are there so many legs?

83 Kragar  Sep 15, 2014 10:00:07pm

I simply cannot fathom so called “progressives” who will vote for an abomination just because the favored candidate doesn’t meet their ideals 100%

84 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 10:01:27pm

re: #77 Feline Fearless Leader

Hmm. I just noticed something in the giraffe picture I posted in comment #64. My camera somehow transposed the baby giraffe’s neck to the right and in front of the adult giraffe it was behind.

Some sort of digital imaging artifact I guess from snapping the photo and there being a bit of image delay or something with a moving subject. It’s not an effect from cropping and shrinking the image since it is the same in the full-size JPEG downloaded off the camera.

Which, in a way, makes the “evolution, what evolution?” caption a bit more amusing.

And there are 10 legs. Cool pic!!

85 WhatEVs  Sep 15, 2014 10:02:35pm

re: #83 Kragar

I simply cannot fathom so called “progressives” who will vote for an abomination just because the favored candidate doesn’t meet their ideals 100%

His dad got votes for his stance in pot and war. Few looked deeper.

86 BeachDem  Sep 15, 2014 10:03:00pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

Progressives hoping for a Rand Paul presidency are deluded, ignorant or just plain stupid. Rand Paul is a far right “libertarian” who argued with Rachel Maddow for 20 minutes that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 infringed on the rights of business owners to discriminate against people of color, gays, etc.

msnbc.com

[Embedded content]

Brogressive hero Aqua Buddha, who will make sure nobody drones you in your sleep, is having a time of it with this whole ISIS business in the Levant because, sooner or later, he also wants to be president of the United States. And, of course, the Five Minute Rule goes instantly into effect.
4:57…4:58…4:59…

esquire.com

87 darthstar  Sep 15, 2014 10:05:25pm

I know, I know…they lobbed rockets.

Youtube Video

Okay…on a lighter note…Josh Marshall struck a nerve with this tweet (which I thought was fucking hilarious)…it’s just mocking, jesus-freaks…get a sense of humor.

88 darthstar  Sep 15, 2014 10:09:20pm
89 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 15, 2014 10:10:00pm

re: #82 Single-handed sailor

Why are there so many legs?

That too… O_o

90 Floral Giraffe  Sep 15, 2014 10:10:10pm

re: #64 Feline Fearless Leader

Cuter than… well just about anything!

91 darthstar  Sep 15, 2014 10:26:18pm

re: #64 Feline Fearless Leader

How many legs does a giraffe have?

92 BeachDem  Sep 15, 2014 10:26:54pm

re: #88 darthstar

Speaking of which:

A Texas gun lobbyist affiliated with the National Rifle Association told an Austin newspaper for an article published on Friday that parents shouldn’t worry about gun storage when dropping their children off for a play date.

“I wouldn’t ask it,” lobbyist Alice Tripp told the Austin American-Statesman. “I would not think of it. It’s like asking, ‘How do you handle your bug spray or a sharp, pointy knife?’

talkingpointsmemo.com

93 simoom  Sep 15, 2014 10:27:42pm

Afghan conflict: Convoy hit in Kabul bomb attack

A foreign military convoy has been hit by an explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, leaving at least 16 people injured, Afghan sources say.

The blast took place on the airport road near the US embassy.

Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber carried out the attack. The Taliban says it was responsible.

94 klys  Sep 15, 2014 10:33:35pm

re: #79 William Barnett-Lewis

Good night. But I’ll still be waiting later ;)

And waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting…

Dark never responded to the article WW posted on his page and I reposted downstairs, where his “always good, often excellent” columinist wrote some blatantly bigoted shit.

And I repost:

The fundamental problem is this: There is an asymmetry between the good that many moderate Muslims can do for Britain and the harm that a few fanatics can do to it. The 1-in-1,000 chance that a man is a murderous fanatic is more important to me than the 999-in-1,000 chance that he is not a murderous fanatic: If, that is, he is not especially valuable or indispensable to me in some way.

And the plain fact of the matter is that British society could get by perfectly well without the contribution even of moderate Muslims. The only thing we really want from Muslims is their oil money for bank deposits, to prop up London property prices and to sustain the luxury market; their cheap labor that we imported in the 1960s in a vain effort to bolster the dying textile industry, which could not find local labor, is now redundant. In other words, one of the achievements of the bombers and would-be bombers is to make discrimination against most Muslims who wish to enter Britain a perfectly rational policy.

The crickets, they were deafening.

95 gwangung  Sep 15, 2014 10:40:13pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

She got cuffed after she stormed off. It was a second responding officer that did that and only after she again refused to show ID in a very hostile manner.

WHICH IS PERFECTLY LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA.

You are basically accusing her of the crime of being impolite to police, which, in your world, is amenable to being arrested and handcuffed.

Unforunately, YOUR world is not THIS world. People have rights, which you apparently do not believe in.

96 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Sep 15, 2014 10:43:30pm

re: #95 gwangung

WHICH IS PERFECTLY LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA.

You are basically accusing her of the crime of being impolite to police, which, in your world, is amenable to being arrested and handcuffed.

Unforunately, YOUR world is not THIS world. People have rights, which you apparently do not believe in.

Sadly, THIS world appears to be full of cops who agree with DF.

97 Snarknado!  Sep 15, 2014 10:45:02pm

re: #94 klys

And waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting…

Dark never responded to the article WW posted on his page and I reposted downstairs, where his “always good, often excellent” columinist wrote some blatantly bigoted shit.

And I repost:

The crickets, they were deafening.

A modest proposed edit:

The fundamental problem is this: There is an asymmetry between the good that many moderate Muslims Christians can do for Britain the US and the harm that a few fanatics can do to it. The 1-in-1,000 chance that a man is a murderous fanatic is more important to me than the 999-in-1,000 chance that he is not a murderous fanatic: If, that is, he is not especially valuable or indispensable to me in some way.

Or fill in your own preferred group.

98 klys  Sep 15, 2014 10:54:47pm

re: #97 Snarknado!

A modest proposed edit:

Or fill in your own preferred group.

It might need to be spelled out that blatantly for some folks to see it.

99 Jay in Oregon  Sep 15, 2014 11:32:03pm

Sorry, but if you hear the words “religious extremist” and think “Christian” then that’s your problem, not Oliver’s.

100 Jay in Oregon  Sep 15, 2014 11:35:54pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

darthstar just tweeted a link with this funny YouTube. Whatever you do, avoid the comments, it’s like Gateway Pundit comments in there.

When will Mitt Romney condemn this shocking culture of violence?

101 freetoken  Sep 16, 2014 12:21:42am
Maybe this is why the religious right and social conservatives are so hell-bent on fear-mongering about ISIS — they recognize a mirror image of themselves. Their worst enemy.

Competition for the religious zealot market.

102 freetoken  Sep 16, 2014 12:28:15am

re: #27 Dark_Falcon

Sorry DF, but any citizen of this country is under no obligation to forgo their rights just to please the whims of a police officer.

She may have been an obnoxious self-absorbed “celebrity”, but that is hardly worthy of police action.

103 KiTA  Sep 16, 2014 12:39:52am

re: #1 S’latch

I wonder sometimes if mankind is entering into a new dark age.

Odd. I have the exact opposite feeling. All this cultist crap in the West is the powers that be reacting to the realization that they’re losing cultural and political control over the United States. Once that’s gone, I think it’s going to have a snowball effect — once some of those “christians” feel comfortable coming out as Atheists you’re going to see them leave the influence of the cults, which will compound nicely. Pushing it forward would be a “Neo-Deism” movement in the states… “Christianity lite: Now with less hogwash!”

… That might be a fun project.

East… east is a big huge mess. I want to repeat the tired old meme of them being a few hundred years behind us culturally but every time I type that it feels racist somehow.

Still, I think eventually they’re going to get tired of being repressed by a bunch of violent cultists in their society — when we start to hear about “morality police” being set upon by angry mobs who have had enough, or village elders declaring honor rape punishments being murdered in retaliation, that might be the turning point.

It’s all moot anyway. We just have to last till 2050 and the Singularity, after all. ;)

104 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 1:40:28am
Anthems and lyrics that encourage love of country are now viewed as a show of “polytheism and blasphemy,” and are strictly banned.

Wow. While this doesn’t quite coincide with the American right-wing, it’s a mirror image of a certain Russian fringe fundie group, who call themselves “uranopolites”, the citizens of Heaven. They think that patriotism is sinful idol worship. And they were started by a (later murdered) Orthodox priest&missionary Daniil Sysoev, whose most infamous books were young earth creationist, anti-evolutionary pamphlets. (His other infamous pamphlets were, ironically, anti-Muslim, which is exactly what got him killed.)

105 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 1:52:29am

re: #102 freetoken

Sorry DF, but any citizen of this country is under no obligation to forgo their rights just to please the whims of a police officer.

She may have been an obnoxious self-absorbed “celebrity”, but that is hardly worthy of police action.

I think the point is that there was allegedly unlawful activity going on (sex in a public place). IF so, then it was not a cop’s whim to ask for an ID.

106 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 2:16:53am

Well, I just read through a transcript of that TMZ video, and oooh boy, do these cops act unprofessionally. In the sense: I’m not sure cops are supposed to wax philosophical about life with the persons they detain and mock them. It should be a “yes/no/you’re arrested/you’re free to go” affair. Instead they showed themselves to be condescending pricks. Apparently, no “good” side in this conflict.

107 Romantic Heretic  Sep 16, 2014 2:25:18am

re: #42 CriticalDragon1177

This is something else that really makes me glad that America has both a strong military, stable democratically elected government, and a constitution that mandates the separation of Church and State.

For now.

The wheel never stops turning.

108 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 2:29:11am

re: #106 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Well, I just read through a transcript of that TMZ video, and oooh boy, do these cops act unprofessionally. In the sense: I’m not sure cops are supposed to wax philosophical about life with the persons they detain and mock them. It should be a “yes/no/you’re arrested/you’re free to go” affair. Instead they showed themselves to be condescending pricks. Apparently, no “good” side in this conflict.

Americans got sold on the idea that more policemen = better police protection without giving any thought to the quality of training and the level of professionalism needed.

Not to mention a certain point of diminishing returns - a handful of bad cops can undo the work of a lot of good ones, although events in Ferguson tend to indicate that the rot goes all the way to the top and beyond.

109 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 2:33:26am

re: #107 Romantic Heretic

For now.

The wheel never stops turning.

We have gone complacent in thinking that the gains that have been made in minority rights (including atheists and minority religions), gay rights, women’s rights, etc. are safe and sacrosanct.

We have certainly seen a regression in labor and consumer rights.

There are people actively trying to turn back the clock on all of them.

110 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 4:03:23am

NEVER READ THE COMMENTS
timesdispatch.com

Apparently going to a party while in college is a “bad decision” nowadays?

111 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 4:07:30am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We have gone complacent in thinking that the gains that have been made in minority rights (including atheists and minority religions), gay rights, women’s rights, etc. are safe and sacrosanct.

We have certainly seen a regression in labor and consumer rights.

There are people actively trying to turn back the clock on all of them.

Indeed, there are people who do not see the expansion of civil rights to women, blacks, gays, workers, immigrants, Muslims, etc., as progress of any kind. Rather, they are horrified. It’s depressing to think about it, but civil rights still need to be defended and protected — constantly — because there are small but influential groups of people who are ready and willing to take them away.

112 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 4:39:22am

re: #16 Shazam

Please tell us what else we can not do to not get shot by police.

Be white.

113 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 4:40:09am

re: #106 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Well, I just read through a transcript of that TMZ video, and oooh boy, do these cops act unprofessionally. In the sense: I’m not sure cops are supposed to wax philosophical about life with the persons they detain and mock them. It should be a “yes/no/you’re arrested/you’re free to go” affair. Instead they showed themselves to be condescending pricks. Apparently, no “good” side in this conflict.

That happens sometimes: Everybody involved in a situation told some sort of lie, because in truth they were all being assholes.

114 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 4:46:38am

And here’s a story presented to give the group a chance for some morning Wingnut Mocking:

Pregnant Jill Duggar and new husband Derick Dillard create registry for ‘Baby Dilly’ in new Instagram snap

By Alexa Rae Johnson for MailOnline

Jill Duggar is one of 19 children in her family, as seen on the TLC reality television show 19 Kids And Counting.

And now, the fourth oldest Duggar offspring is 12 weeks pregnant with her very own first child, due March 24.

Jill and her husband of 12 weeks Derick Dillard shared a snap to Instagram showing the couple in the midst of registering for ‘Baby Dilly’s arrival’.

‘Having fun creating our baby registry!’ father-to-be Dillard, 25, captioned his Instagram picture.

He then added: ‘Looking forward to “Baby Dilly’s” arrival in just 6 months!’

According to UsWeekly, ‘the proud future parents have multiple registries, including one on Amazon.’

‘So far, the two have requested a three-piece crib bedding set with a vintage floral print, pacifiers and bibs emblazoned with Arkansas Razorbacks logos, and a portable video surveillance system.’

Any gift registry suggestions or jokes? :)

115 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 4:47:37am

10 hours into my 1st workday back after some vacation time, and I’m STILL trying to catch up!!

116 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 4:49:44am

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

Any gift registry suggestions or jokes? :)

no

117 freetoken  Sep 16, 2014 4:52:00am

re: #105 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

I think the point is that there was allegedly unlawful activity going on (sex in a public place). IF so, then it was not a cop’s whim to ask for an ID.

But that is another point. I think it is a very sad statement out our society that we think two people acting a bit romantic, even if in bad taste, warrants a police inquisition. You’re arguing that if a couple looks like they are, as the young started to put it a few years ago, “hook up”, then we ought to think “prostitution.”

The obsession in this country with hyper-vigilant morality over sex (and addictive behaviors) causes its own problems, and I think some of them are really now damaging our society.

There are online companies which arrange for “sugar daddy” meetings between women and men (usually). These are expensive. It escapes laws against prostitution. So if you have the $$$ you can essentially hire a mistress for sexcapades. But if you are poor - then we send the police after you.

This gets repeated over and over in our society in all sort of venues and issues.

118 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 4:55:54am

re: #117 freetoken

There are online companies which arrange for “sugar daddy” meetings between women and men (usually). These are expensive. It escapes laws against prostitution. So if you have the $$$ you can essentially hire a mistress for sexcapades. But if you are poor - then we send the police after you.

The police responding to a call about public sex (in a car) didn’t know the financial situation of the alleged participants!

119 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 4:57:00am

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

The problem is that as an official, a cop has far more responsibility. A couple allegedly(!) behaving “lewdly” and then not being cooperative is not really a threat to society, a cop with delusions of grandeur - is.

120 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 4:57:40am

Texas Gun Shop Goes Full Mental Wingnut

Marquees are often used by businesses to grab the attention of people passing by, and while one Houston gun shop is doing just that, some say the decidedly anti-Obama message is a bit much. And it’s not the first time the shop has seen controversy over the messages on its sign either.

“We’ve tried to educate people,” CEO of Tactical Firearms, Jeremy Alcede, told KHOU.

“I look and see what’s going on throughout the week, realize what’s an issue, what needs to be fixed, and if I think it’s important then that’s what I’ll voice my opinion,” Alcede explained.

The sign outside the shop, which is changed every Wednesday, currently displays, “Does one of Obama’s family members have to be beheaded for ‘change’ to happen?”

Bolding mine.

121 Aqua Obama  Sep 16, 2014 5:00:28am
122 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 5:03:37am

One of the nicest things about driving to Toronto is driving through the wind orchards. Those wind engines are beautiful and majestic. I don’t understand why some people complain they are “unsightly.”

While Googling for pictures of the wind orchards I came across a bunch of websites which are totally hating on the wind orchards.

Also these things are freaking HUGE. We passed a convoy on the 401 carrying a turbine blade. It was being carried on a special hauler that had to be as large as several 18-wheeler container trucks end to end.

123 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 5:05:20am

re: #122 Pie-onist Overlord

One of the nicest things about driving to Toronto is driving through the wind orchards. Those wind engines are beautiful and majestic. I don’t understand why some people complain they are “unsightly.”

While Googling for pictures of the wind orchards I came across a bunch of websites which are totally hating on the wind orchards.

Also these things are freaking HUGE. We passed a convoy on the 401 carrying a turbine blade. It was being carried on a special hauler that had to be as large as several 18-wheeler container trucks end to end.

I worry about them killing birds. Chicago is on a flyway and we have tens of thousands of waterfowl passing through in the fall. I’m not keen on hundreds of them being killed by turbine blades.

124 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 5:05:40am

re: #119 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

The problem is that as an official, a cop has far more responsibility. A couple allegedly(!) behaving “lewdly” and then not being cooperative is not really a threat to society, a cop with delusions of grandeur - is.

Right, because two people having sex in public is something you want your kids to see?

125 freetoken  Sep 16, 2014 5:06:15am

Seems like someone is getting desperate:

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers ahead of key independence vote

That may be the carrot to the Queen’s stick?

126 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 5:06:52am

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

I worry about them killing birds. Chicago is on a flyway and we have tens of thousands of waterfowl passing through in the fall. I’m not keen on hundreds of them being killed by turbine blades.

I never see the turbines spinning like jet engines.

127 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 5:10:48am

re: #126 Pie-onist Overlord

I never see the turbines spinning like jet engines.

They’re called ‘wind turbines’, and thus I call their blades “turbine blades”.

128 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:13:09am

re: #122 Pie-onist Overlord

In a way they are majestic, but even Ted Kennedy didn’t want to see them 24/7

129 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:14:28am

re: #117 freetoken

It’s not even about prostitution (which should be legal anyway) - it’s about whether a cop acting on a call about alleged public sex is acting on a whim (regardless of whether prostitution is involved). I don’t think she necessarily does, and I don’t think asking for an ID is necessarily abusive in such a situation. In general.

In this particular situation the cop quickly became abusive. But I’m not sure the initial action (asking for IDs and very briefly detaining the couple after the refusal) was in itself abusive.

130 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:15:15am

re: #124 Timothy Watson

Right, because two people having sex in public is something you want your kids to see?

It’s not the end of the world.
*shrug*

131 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 5:15:46am

re: #128 sattv4u2

In a way they are majestic, but even Ted Kennedy didn’t want to see them 24/7

He can’t see them where he is.

132 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 5:16:30am

re: #130 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

It’s not the end of the world.
*shrug*

No, it isn’t, but it is reason enough to call the police.

133 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:18:20am

re: #132 Dark_Falcon

No, it isn’t, but it is reason enough to call the police.

Sure. But again, abusive and/or unprofessional cops are a much greater danger than this.

134 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:19:40am

re: #131 Pie-onist Overlord

He can’t see them where he is.

Now

But when Cape Wind wanted to put a wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod Kennedy and other bay front landowners put the brakes on it

135 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 5:19:42am

re: #129 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

It’s not even about prostitution (which should be legal anyway) - it’s about whether a cop acting on a call about alleged public sex is acting on a whim (regardless of whether prostitution is involved). I don’t think she necessarily does, and I don’t think asking for an ID is necessarily abusive in such a situation. In general.

In this particular situation the cop quickly became abusive. But I’m not sure the initial action (asking for IDs and very briefly detaining the couple after the refusal) was in itself abusive.

I haven’t listen to the audio, but if the way TMZ is characterizing it is accurate, is a cop supposed to sit there with a Pan Am smile while you’re being an asshole to him?

136 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:21:26am

re: #135 Timothy Watson

I haven’t listen to the audio, but if the way TMZ is characterizing it is accurate, is a cop supposed to sit there with a Pan Am smile while you’re being an asshole to him?

Yes.

137 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 5:22:09am

re: #135 Timothy Watson

I haven’t listen to the audio, but if the way TMZ is characterizing it is accurate, is a cop supposed to sit there with a Pan Am smile while you’re being an asshole to him?

Upding for the charmingly retro phrase.

138 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 5:22:55am

re: #134 sattv4u2

Now

But when Cape Wind wanted to put a wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod Kennedy and other bay front landowners put the brakes on it

I think the wind turbines are beautiful, especially against a bright blue sky.

139 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 5:24:33am
140 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:24:54am

re: #135 Timothy Watson

The transcript is here, scroll a bit and ignore the biased commentary by the transcriber (it’s multi-part):

dailykos.com

141 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 5:25:12am

re: #137 Dark_Falcon

Upding for the charmingly retro phrase.

Wait till the airlines figure out they can charge extra for a smile from a flight attendant.

142 S'latch  Sep 16, 2014 5:25:17am

re: #103 KiTA

Maybe it’s the storm before the calm. I don’t know.

143 Dark_Falcon  Sep 16, 2014 5:31:00am

re: #141 Pie-onist Overlord

Wait till the airlines figure out they can charge extra for a smile from a flight attendant.

Ugh. BBL

144 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 5:31:41am

So, basically, if she just provided an ID this would’ve been a nonstory?

145 Romantic Heretic  Sep 16, 2014 5:32:57am

re: #144 Dr. Matt

So, basically, if she just provided an ID this would’ve been a nonstory?

(Said in a bad Eastern European accent) Papers!

146 Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2014 5:37:01am

re: #131 Pie-onist Overlord

Arguably, Ted would not have been able to see them where he was living, but if there is a bigger state for NIMBYs than Massachusetts, I have not been in it.

147 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:38:01am

re: #138 Pie-onist Overlord

I think the wind turbines are beautiful, especially against a bright blue sky.

And again, I think they look majestic

But Kennedy (and others) didn’t want to see then 24/7!

148 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:39:51am

Commissar Vanishes, the NK style:
heijo.livejournal.com
heijo.livejournal.com

(use G-trans if necessary)

149 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:44:33am

re: #146 Sherlock Hound

Arguably, Ted would not have been able to see them where he was living, but if there is a bigger state for NIMBYs than Massachusetts, I have not been in it.

Do you live or are from Mass?

((I was born and raised there)))

150 socrets  Sep 16, 2014 5:45:54am

In other words, American Foreign and Domestic policy are being driven by a bunch of mental patients. Great.

151 Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2014 5:45:58am

re: #149 sattv4u2

Yup.

I live in the downtown of a city that has a huge fall holiday you may have heard of. :)

152 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:47:31am

Speaking of which:
bbc.com

A North Korean court has sentenced an American man to six years of hard labour for “hostile acts”, the state-run KCNA news agency has said.

[…]

Notes produced in court also suggested he had become a fugitive because he was involved with Wikileaks, the organisation that has leaked US state secrets.

Our correspondent in Seoul, Steve Evans, says it is impossible to know how those notes were written - whether under duress or not - and it is not clear whether there is any truth to the allegations.

[…]

According to KCNA, Mr Miller tore up his tourist visa on arrival in the country and shouted that “he came to the DPRK [North Korea] after choosing it as a shelter.”

Meh. Darwin’s award.

153 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:47:48am

re: #151 Sherlock Hound

Yup.

I live in the downtown of a city that has a huge fall holiday you may have heard of. :)

I’ve never ever once been to the Topsfield Fair

Never once

2 dozen + times ,,, yes

but never once !!

154 Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2014 5:50:40am

re: #153 sattv4u2

Not Topsfield—they don’t have a downtown as such—though I’ve been to the fair. Think of a certain “mystical” town about 15 miles south and east of it directly on the coast. :) We had some unfortunate history a few hundred years ago for which we are still repenting.

Hint: We are the unofficial worldwide capital for this big pop-culture holiday.

155 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 5:53:02am

re: #122 Pie-onist Overlord

One of the nicest things about driving to Toronto is driving through the wind orchards. Those wind engines are beautiful and majestic. I don’t understand why some people complain they are “unsightly.”

While Googling for pictures of the wind orchards I came across a bunch of websites which are totally hating on the wind orchards.

Also these things are freaking HUGE. We passed a convoy on the 401 carrying a turbine blade. It was being carried on a special hauler that had to be as large as several 18-wheeler container trucks end to end.

I saw some on the highway in Illinois and Indiana — there’s some wind farms there, too. I had no idea those blades are so big! Also explains why wind turbines self-destruct in such a spectacular way when one of the blades fails.
Youtube Video

156 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:56:51am

re: #154 Sherlock Hound

Not Topsfield—they don’t have a downtown as such—though I’ve been to the fair. Think of a certain “mystical” town about 15 miles south and east of it directly on the coast. :) We had some unfortunate history a few hundred years ago for which we are still repenting.

Hint: We are the unofficial worldwide capital for this big pop-culture holiday.

Yeah. I was trying to envision a “downtown” Topsfield (without success) but the “huge fall holiday” threw me. I read that as “FAIR”

So,,, Salem it is!!!

My younger sister ( as well as numerous friends) went to Salem State U

157 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 5:56:53am

Moar NK photoshops:

heijo.livejournal.com
heijo.livejournal.com

And here this Koreanist translates into Russian an official NK item about Obama looking like a monkey and being hardly human:

heijo.livejournal.com

Any KKK-CCC member would have been proud.

158 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 5:56:55am

Would you rather see a wind orchard/farm or a field of oil refineries….just sayn’.

159 Franklin  Sep 16, 2014 5:57:12am

I went to a wedding up in Lowville NY and drove past the Maple Ridge Wind Farm. Once you got used to the initial shock of how massive these things are, it was quite pleasant.

160 sattv4u2  Sep 16, 2014 5:57:59am

and on that note,,, gotta set things up for the day shift people

Toodles

161 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:01:47am

re: #157 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

The English translation:
freekorea.us

162 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 6:02:12am

Responsible gun ownership:

Child Accidentally Shot By Mother In Domestic Dispute

Late Sunday night, Murfreeboro police came to a downtown apartment complex after receiving a report of a shot fired.

They arrived to find a woman inside with a 9mm handgun.

Police believe she pulled it out during a heated argument with her boyfriend — the father of her daughter.

“The two were involved in a verbal and then physical confrontation with the use of deadly force,” said Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Dept.

Police said the woman fired a single round at her boyfriend and in a bizarre twist the same bullet hit both the child and her father.

The police incident report showed the bullet hit the boyfriend in the groin then traveled through him and struck their one-year-old child, who was sitting several yards away, in the rear-end.

163 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:03:31am

Basically, NK is not merely totalitarian, but specifically a fascist state.

164 Frenchy  Sep 16, 2014 6:04:18am

re: #162 Lidane

NRA Response:

If only he and the child had both ALSO had guns this tragedy might have been prevented!!1! HURR DURR!

165 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 6:04:58am

re: #163 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Basically, NK is not merely totalitarian, but specifically a fascist state.

Isn’t it also a cult of personality? Or was that limited to Kim Jong Il?

166 Sherlock Hound  Sep 16, 2014 6:06:41am

re: #156 sattv4u2

Have an upding! Proud (?) CompSci graduate of Seldom Straight College University, here!

167 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 6:07:12am

re: #161 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

I can’t say if it’s a pan-Asian problem, but in China there is some bigotry aimed at Africans, or anyone with dark skin — even fellow Chinese. To have fair skin or a light complexion is preferable, so ladies in China avoid the sun as much as possible, and some buy skin lightening creams to achieve what we in the States would call a deathly pallor.

168 lawhawk  Sep 16, 2014 6:07:39am

Greets and saluts from the so-far-soggy NYC metro area. It’ll clear up later this morning, but the commute was far from enjoyable.

Making the commute even less enjoyable was reading how the sovereign citizen movement is spreading like a virus and causing more problems for the justice system through their lawfare on government officials. Filing bogus liens against properties and otherwise tying up valuable resources and time of the courts to deal with these bogus claims.

Some states have begun to clamp down on the filing of these liens, but this is a movement that poses a more direct and immediate threat to the US than ISIS. They are already here and are already carrying out attacks. They think nothing of murdering LEOs. And the movement appears to be active in all 50 states.

169 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 6:09:31am

re: #165 Lidane

Isn’t it also a cult of personality? Or was that limited to Kim Jong Il?

Still is. Grandfather, father and now son are idolized as near-gods in NoKo. People are indoctrinated from birth practically to worship grandfather Kim as the saviour of the nation.

170 Shiplord Kirel  Sep 16, 2014 6:12:07am

re: #120 Dark_Falcon

Texas Gun Shop Goes Full Mental Wingnut

Bolding mine.

I wonder what these doofi expect Obama to do? He is already moving strongly against ISIS and I expect the leadership to be targeted individually as intel improves. In particular, Brit-accent-head-chopper dude is a dead man walking. The wingnuts won’t be satisfied with anything less than a worldwide assault on Islam in general, something that cannot happen. I suspect that many of them know this and just enjoy making impossible or depraved demands for the hell of it.

171 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:12:07am

re: #165 Lidane

Isn’t it also a cult of personality? Or was that limited to Kim Jong Il?

It’s all together. It can no longer be called a communist state. E.g. the Soviet commies were internationalists at least formally (all the while performing ethnic cleansings), but NK is officially an anti-multiracial, anti-multiethnic, ultranationalist, apartheid regime. Its ideology grew from communism but has long ago replaced it.

172 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:13:01am

re: #167 wheat-dogghazi

I suppose Chinese official organs still don’t publish anti-miscegenation articles though.

173 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 6:15:18am

re: #168 lawhawk

…snip

Some states have begun to clamp down on the filing of these liens, but this is a movement that poses a more direct and immediate threat to the US than ISIS. They are already here and are already carrying out attacks. They think nothing of murdering LEOs. And the movement appears to be active in all 50 states.

True, that. The nearest town is the epicenter for one of the SC ‘strains’. (They spread through pyramid con men running motel-room seminars.) The nutcase who snatched the kid and killed the schoolbus driver did it there.

174 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 6:16:16am

re: #120 Dark_Falcon

Texas Gun Shop Goes Full Mental Wingnut

Bolding mine.

That store has been full metal wingnut for ages. It’s not new.

The only difference now is that their new sign is more belligerent.

175 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 6:17:02am

re: #172 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

I suppose Chinese official organs still don’t publish anti-miscegenation articles though.

No, indeed. China has substantial business and political interests in Africa, not to mention the USA. Such bigotry is more common among the uneducated and rural folk than the leadership — one hopes, anyway.

Incidentally, I note that the website you linked to, freekorea.us, also links to Gateway Pundit. I’m not sure what to make of that.

176 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 6:18:25am

re: #171 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

It’s all together. It can no longer be called a communist state. E.g. the Soviet commies were internationalists at least formally (all the while performing ethnic cleansings), but NK is officially an anti-multiracial, anti-multiethnic, ultranationalist, apartheid regime. Its ideology grew from communism but has long ago replaced it.

So it just reached back for the dynastic oriental despotism model.

177 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:19:34am

re: #175 wheat-dogghazi

Incidentally, I note that the website you linked to, freekorea.us, also links to Gateway Pundit. I’m not sure what to make of that.

Nothing.

178 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:20:49am

re: #171 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Its ideology grew from communism but has long ago replaced it.

Heh, they tacitly acknowledge this:

2009 and 2012 revisions[edit]
The new, amended in 2009 version of DPRK Constitution is six articles longer than the previous version adopted in of 1998. Section 2 of Chapter VI “Chairman of the National Defence Commission” is entirely new. In Articles 29 and 40 (Economy and Culture respectively) the word 공산주의 (“communism”) was dropped.[6]

179 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:21:20am

re: #178 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Animal Farm, and all that stuff.

180 danarchy  Sep 16, 2014 6:22:49am

re: #54 William Barnett-Lewis

Ever hear of a fucking taser? The simple presence of one on a _PROPERLY_ trained officer’s belt decreases violent outcomes. Because they know they have a escape valve.

I think you are confusing 2 stories here. A taser in this situation would have made things much much worse for the police.

181 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 6:24:44am

re: #171 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

It’s all together. It can no longer be called a communist state. E.g. the Soviet commies were internationalists at least formally (all the while performing ethnic cleansings), but NK is officially an anti-multiracial, anti-multiethnic, ultranationalist, apartheid regime. Its ideology grew from communism but has long ago replaced it.

NoKo is an example of what can happen when one family gains complete control of a nation, with the complicity of the military and top political leaders. China had the cult of Mao for decades, but when the old man died his lustre faded quickly. It’s an open secret that Mao’s agriculture policy was an abject failure and nearly brought the starving nation to its knees. Students still study Maoism and respect him as founder of the country, but he is not worshiped as a demigod anymore.

Not so in North Korea. It is undoubtedly the most isolated, insular nation in the world, to the great detriment of its population — but not to the Kims and the bigwigs there.

182 Romantic Heretic  Sep 16, 2014 6:26:33am

re: #167 wheat-dogghazi

I can’t say if it’s a pan-Asian problem, but in China there is some bigotry aimed at Africans, or anyone with dark skin — even fellow Chinese. To have fair skin or a light complexion is preferable, so ladies in China avoid the sun as much as possible, and some buy skin lightening creams to achieve what we in the States would call a deathly pallor.

Here in Toronto you’ll almost always see Asian women under an umbrella on sunny days.

Most, though, I believe are first generation immigrants. Their stature and dress usually shows them as such. Second and later generations are quite acclimated and care no more about the sun than anyone else.

183 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 6:29:33am

re: #182 Romantic Heretic

And Toronto has less insolation than most of China, given its northerly latitude. A sun-brella is almost unnecessary.

184 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 6:30:08am

GOP Rep.: ISIS Not ‘Afraid to Put a Bomb in Lower Manhattan’

For anyone who doesn’t think ISIS is a direct terrorist threat to the U.S., King notes that al-Qaeda wasn’t considered as such on September 10th, 2001. He said, “We have to assume at least five of them are going to try to get into this country. And so, I would say the threat is as much from them as it is from Al Qaeda.”

Right. We didn’t know Al Qaeda was a threat to the US. It’s not like they hadn’t attacked the WTC back in the 90’s. And it’s not like there wasn’t some kind of memo that floated the possibility of AQ attacking again or anything.

185 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 6:33:04am

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

And here’s a story presented to give the group a chance for some morning Wingnut Mocking:

Pregnant Jill Duggar and new husband Derick Dillard create registry for ‘Baby Dilly’ in new Instagram snap

By Alexa Rae Johnson for MailOnline

Any gift registry suggestions or jokes? :)

12 weeks married, 12 weeks prego. Bet the baby comes a month early :-)

186 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 6:35:18am

re: #181 wheat-dogghazi

NoKo is an example of what can happen when one family gains complete control of a nation, with the complicity of the military and top political leaders. China had the cult of Mao for decades, but when the old man died his lustre faded quickly. It’s an open secret that Mao’s agriculture policy was an abject failure and nearly brought the starving nation to its knees. Students still study Maoism and respect him as founder of the country, but he is not worshiped as a demigod anymore.

Not so in North Korea. It is undoubtedly the most isolated, insular nation in the world, to the great detriment of its population — but not to the Kims and the bigwigs there.

USA = Kochlandia

187 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:37:07am

re: #181 wheat-dogghazi

Lankov argues that Kim (any one of them) can’t really even start liberalizing NK acc. to China’s example, because there is SK, which is, ethnically, the same people in the “same” geographic/climatic circumstances. China could acknowledge “some” sort of economic deficiency in comparison to the West due to “objective reasons” (and thus start improving things), but NK can’t since the example of SK being successful in the very same circumstances is right there, under the people’s noses. The cognitive dissonance would be just too great.

188 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:39:30am

re: #176 Decatur Deb

So it just reached back for the dynastic oriental despotism model.

Despotism can be merely authoritarian. This is a qualitatively new level. Stalinist USSR looks liberal in comparison.

189 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 6:42:49am

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

I worry about them killing birds. Chicago is on a flyway and we have tens of thousands of waterfowl passing through in the fall. I’m not keen on hundreds of them being killed by turbine blades.

They don’t spin like airplane propellers and slice up everything that comes into its path. A bird flying through the forest has as much of a chance of getting hit by a branch that has been moved by the wind.

190 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 6:43:52am

re: #126 Pie-onist Overlord

I never see the turbines spinning like jet engines.

Thank you. That argument from the fossil fuel industry is total bullshit.

191 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 6:44:44am

re: #128 sattv4u2

In a way they are majestic, but even Ted Kennedy didn’t want to see them 24/7

HE would have said the same thing about an oil refinery in his back yard.

192 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 6:46:45am

re: #135 Timothy Watson

I haven’t listen to the audio, but if the way TMZ is characterizing it is accurate, is a cop supposed to sit there with a Pan Am smile while you’re being an asshole to him?

No, they should totally take you into the station for not respecting their authoritai.

193 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 6:47:52am

re: #144 Dr. Matt

So, basically, if she just provided an ID this would’ve been a nonstory?

Submit and all will be well.

194 Varek Raith  Sep 16, 2014 6:49:33am

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

And how many are killed due to fossil fuel pollution?

195 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 6:54:14am

re: #187 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Lankov argues that Kim (any one of them) can’t really even start liberalizing NK acc. to China’s example, because there is SK, which is, ethnically, the same people in the “same” geographic/climatic circumstances. China could acknowledge “some” sort of economic deficiency in comparison to the West due to “objective reasons” (and thus start improving things), but NK can’t since the example of SK being successful in the very same circumstances is right there, under the people’s noses. The cognitive dissonance would be just too great.

The Kims have spent the last 60 years telling the people that NoKo is the success story, and every other nation, especially SoKo and the USA, are the failures,

196 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 6:55:15am

re: #194 Varek Raith

And how many are killed due to fossil fuel pollution?

I’m sure more birds have been killed by oil spills than by flying into wind turbines.

197 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 6:56:34am

re: #195 wheat-dogghazi

The Kims have spent the last 60 years telling the people that NoKo is the success story, and every other nation, especially SoKo and the USA, are the failures,

I love the NK videos about the US :) Sorta like Russian TV *100.

198 lawhawk  Sep 16, 2014 6:56:52am

re: #194 Varek Raith

Far fewer - by several orders of magnitude - are killed by wind turbines than by fossil fuel emissions. Fossil fuel emissions and the production of same also results in toxic materials that are released into the biosphere, resulting in potentially fatal exposures.

Subject to some caveats about data collection, wind power is safer than the fossil fuel emissions - especially coal.

According to one estimate, wind power may kill 328,000 birds annually.

Coal by itself kills 7.9 million.

The wind power tallies are from actual studies done. The oil and gas figure is from the BLM and used different methodologies. Coal used still others, but the facts are clear - fossil fuels kill significantly more birds than wind or solar despite the fear-mongers.

199 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 7:02:33am

Here’s a 2006 editorial in Rodong Shinmun.

rjkoehler.com

Note that I haven’t checked whether this blog links to any non-kosher sites, since this is irrelevant, for my primary source is Dr. Lankov’s translation here, which corresponds to the English version.

Recently, in South Korea, a strange game pursuing the weakening of the fundamental character of our race and making society “multiethnic and multiracial” is unfolding.
Those responsible for this commotion are spreading confounding rumors like South Korea is a “multiracial area” mixed with the blood of Americans and several other races, how we must “overcome closed ethnic nationalism,” and we must embrace “the inclusiveness and openness of a multiethnic nation” like the United States.
The words themselves take a knife to the feeling of our people, but even more serious is that this anti-national theory of “multiethnic, multiracial society” has already gone beyond the stage of discussion. Already, they’ve decided that from 2009, content related to “multiracial, multiethnic culture” would be included in elementary, middle and high school textbooks that have until now stressed that Koreans are the “descendents of Dangun,” “of one blood line” and “one race,” and to change the terms “families of international marriage” and “families of foreign laborers” to “multicultural families.”
This is an outrage that makes it impossible to repress the rage of the people/race.
To start from the conclusion, the argument for “multiethnic, multiracial society” cried for by pro-American flunkeyists in South Korea is an unpardonable argument to obliterate the race by denying the homogeneity of the Korean race and to make an immigrant society out of South Korea, to make it a hodgepodge, to Americanize it.
The race (ethnic group) is a social unit of ethnic components formed historically and a community sharing the same fate, and said race exists because it has a character that distinguishes it from other races. Ethnic identity becomes an important weapon in personal and social development. Because of this, all races value their uniqueness and highlight their excellence, and by doing so give strength to awakening and unifying the components of the race. Today, with the wave of “globalization” inundating the world, nations have confronted it and insisted on their ethnic character and built walls to protect it; there is not one nation or race that has denied itself.
In a reality where domination and colonialism threatens the fates of weaker races, to deny the the uniqueness and excellence of our homogenous race is an act of treason preaching the spiritual disarmament of the race.
The pro-American traitors singing the arguments of “multiethnic, multiracial society” have not even a basic understanding of the race’s point of view or the historical development of society and are silly asses without even the slightest ethnic spirit.
Homogeneity, which no other race in the world has, is the pride of our race and becomes the source of the unity needed in the struggle for eternal development and prosperity. Because the homogeneity of the race is so precious, our people have sacrificed blood and lives to walk the long and difficult path of reunification, and now we are cultivating the June 15 era of reunification with all our patriotic fervor. If we cannot save the homogeneity of the race, we cannot protect the fate of either the race of the individual before American schemes for domination, nor can we block the schemes of the Japanese reactionaries to reinvade based on claims of sovereignty over the Dokdo islets. The anti-national character of the arguments for “multiethnic, multiracial society” is that it denies the race itself and entrusts the nation and race to the imperialists.
When people are calling for the entire people to unite their strength and reunify the Fatherland and raise up the majesty of the homogenous race, it’s a serious problem that there arguments to deny the race and obliterate the race have appeared in South Korea. Now is the era of independent unification to end 60 years of division between North and South and to establish the structural homogeneity of the race, and the trend of this age is “to handle things within the race” (uri minjok-ggiri). The argument for a “multiethnic, multiracial society” is a poison that weakens the basic ideology of this era and is anti-reunification logic. Anti-national arguments running counter to the direction of the people in South Korea is clearly the result of criminal schemes by pro-American groups, including the Grand National Party, and behind-the-scenes control by the United States to make the bloodlines of North and South different, block the June 15 era of reunification and make permanent the division of the Korean race.
The issue of mixed-race people being raised in South Korea is completely a product of U.S. military occupation of South Korea. How spiritless these fellows must be that not only do they not raise up the value of having the U.S. military withdraw to bring an end to this tragic reality, but instead are trying to make the problem part of society.
That arguments for a “multiethnic, multiracial society,” which make it impossible to repress ones racial shame and rage, are openly going around South Korea and there are moves to make them a reality shows how dangerous the criminal schemes of the United States to make the world unipolar are.
All sectors of the South Korean people must boldly reject the anti-national schemes of the flunkeyist traitors to toss aside our identity and racial character and even sully the bloodlines of our race and obliterate it. They must also raise up the values of putting the Korean race first and settling everything within our race and actively stand up in the patriotic struggle to protect the Korean race and bring about reunification.

200 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 7:03:48am

re: #193 Eventual Carrion

Submit and all will be well.

Meh. Don’t be so dramatic. The path to least resistance is the path to least resistance. Showing your ID to a LEO is hardly submission, fascism, communism, etc, or whatever hyperbole the extremes want to believe.

201 KerFuFFler  Sep 16, 2014 7:06:36am
Maybe this is why the religious right and social conservatives are so hell-bent on fear-mongering about ISIS — they recognize a mirror image of themselves. Their worst enemy.

I can’t help but think of the Duck Dynasty beards. How any of these nut jobs can fail to see how Talibangelical they truly are is a clear indication of man’s extraordinary talent for self delusion.

202 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 7:07:28am

Amen, sister. Every single word:

Texas textbook wars an ongoing embarrassment

Proposed new social studies textbooks to be discussed during a public hearing Tuesday before the State Board of Education certainly contain some startling suggestions.

Among these are that American democracy is based on Old Testament teachings, including the Ten Commandments; that virtually all of the world’s terrorists are Muslim jihadists; and that the Spanish conquistadors were benign evangelists in bringing Christianity to the Americas, sort of like 16th-century Jehovah’s Witnesses.

This stuff is nuts, but it shouldn’t come as a shock. The seeds of disinformation were planted in 2010 when the board, even more heavily burdened by religious zealots then than it is now, adopted a long laundry list of cartoonishly politicized standards for what Texas schoolchildren are required to learn in government and history classes.

—snip—

So why bother arguing about it now?

Maybe because, while this political meddling isn’t a shock, it’s a continuing source of embarrassment for Texans who value education and scholarship. Suggesting (as some of these materials do) that Moses had more influence than Locke on American founding theory, or that the Civil War was fought over “tariff disputes” makes us all look like mindless redneck cult zombies.

We’re not, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why we keep electing them to decide what should be taught in Texas classrooms. Your kids may be honor roll students, but you’d better hope they’re doodling in their notebooks or daydreaming about lunch the day they’re supposed to read some of this nonsense.

203 Interesting Times  Sep 16, 2014 7:07:30am

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

I worry about them killing birds. Chicago is on a flyway and we have tens of thousands of waterfowl passing through in the fall. I’m not keen on hundreds of them being killed by turbine blades.

Do you have similar concerns for the birds killed by good-old-fashioned windows and feral cats?

“One of these things is far worse than the other…”

204 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 7:08:14am

re: #201 KerFuFFler

I can’t help but think of the Duck Dynasty beards. How any of these nut jobs can fail to see how Talibangelical they truly are is a clear indication of man’s extraordinary talent for self delusion.

Different religion, same philosophy: Duck Dynasty Phil: It’s Time to Convert ISIS or Kill Them

205 Varek Raith  Sep 16, 2014 7:08:47am

re: #198 lawhawk

Far fewer - by several orders of magnitude - are killed by wind turbines than by fossil fuel emissions. Fossil fuel emissions and the production of same also results in toxic materials that are released into the biosphere, resulting in potentially fatal exposures.

Subject to some caveats about data collection, wind power is safer than the fossil fuel emissions - especially coal.

According to one estimate, wind power may kill 328,000 birds annually.

Coal by itself kills 7.9 million.

The wind power tallies are from actual studies done. The oil and gas figure is from the BLM and used different methodologies. Coal used still others, but the facts are clear - fossil fuels kill significantly more birds than wind or solar despite the fear-mongers.

Thanks.
I figured as much.

206 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 7:10:02am

re: #203 Interesting Times

Do you have similar concerns for the birds killed by good-old-fashioned windows and feral cats?

“One of these things is far worse than the other…”

It appears hunters are less successful than windows.
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208 nsmith25  Sep 16, 2014 7:12:25am

bUT oBAMA CARE will kill people.///

209 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 7:13:46am

re: #189 Eventual Carrion

They don’t spin like airplane propellers and slice up everything that comes into its path. A bird flying through the forest has as much of a chance of getting hit by a branch that has been moved by the wind.

Brightly-lit skyscrapers have always slaughtered large numbers of migratory birds. The Empire State is particularly bad, because of its location on the Atlantic flyway. They’ve been trying to control it.

nytimes.com

And your cellphone is downing about 7 million per year.

sciencedaily.com

Everything pretty much kills everything, if not controlled.

210 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 7:17:19am

Germany takes up wind turbine bird death debate

It has to be said that estimates about the number of birds killed by the 80 metre or so high wind turbine structures with 30 metre long blades vary widely. One study monitoring the migrating flock of an estimated 1.5 million eider manoeuvring past a small wind farm park recorded only a single (!) collision event. The environmental audit unit of the German state of Brandenburg has counted a mere 681 birds nationwide since it started keeping records on behalf of the German environment ministry in 1989. A disproportionate number of those, however, are large, slow breeding and relatively rare birds of prey. Other authorities cite much higher figures. Hermann Hötker, an expert at the Michael Otto conservation centre in Bergenhausen, argues the figures can be much higher, in some areas between one and 10 birds a year, per turbine, based on Dutch and Belgian studies carried out near breeding areas. Since there are 22,000 turbines in Germany, the avian death toll could be tens of thousands of birds a year or even more, just in Germany. Some fly into the rotors or the tower; other, smaller birds are flung upon the ground by the powerful vortex created by the turbines.

211 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 7:17:52am

re: #206 Dr. Matt

It appears hunters are less successful than windows.
//

Our picture window in my childhood home killed several hapless birds. Poor critters thought they could fly through the picture window to the light on the other side — our front door and side window.

Our VW minibus also took out a few who thought that big windshield was not really there.

212 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 7:23:51am

re: #199 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Like a Stormfront article, but in Korean.

213 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 7:26:17am

re: #210 Dr. Matt

Germany takes up wind turbine bird death debate

Whatever survives in Germany might still have to run the gauntlet through Italy twice each year. I loved my neighbors, but they have an insane medieval set of hunting laws—sparrows have a hard time making the annual trip. One of their many political parties, the Hunter’s and Fisher’s Party, is dedicated to maintaining it.

ngm.nationalgeographic.com

214 wheat-dogghazi  Sep 16, 2014 7:28:00am

Here’s a slice of life in China. Clever robbers steal money and other riches from corrupt officials, thinking that the officials would never report the burglaries.
shanghaiist.com

Sounds like a decent movie premise.

215 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 7:29:40am

re: #212 wheat-dogghazi

Like a Stormfront article, but in Korean.

Yes. It’s basically national-socialism (with preciously little left of socialism).

216 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 7:30:35am

re: #194 Varek Raith

And how many are killed due to fossil fuel pollution?

Or fish and water critters from oil spills

217 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 7:35:20am

re: #194 Varek Raith

And how many are killed due to fossil fuel pollution?

re: #216 Eventual Carrion

Or fish and water critters from oil spills

And let us not forgot the occupational-related cancers (and health outcomes) associated with the oil industry. Numerous cancers occur at higher incidence rates in petroleum industry workers compared to the general population.

218 makeitstop  Sep 16, 2014 7:43:20am

Gah, my Facebook feed is crawling with Benghazi again. Trey Badhair is starting up his Exercise in Benghazi Futility this week, so all my FB wingnuts have jumped back on the hobby horse.

They are nothing if not 100% predictable.

219 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 7:45:09am

re: #200 Dr. Matt

Meh. Don’t be so dramatic. The path to least resistance is the path to least resistance. Showing your ID to a LEO is hardly submission, fascism, communism, etc, or whatever hyperbole the extremes want to believe.

Dramatic.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

220 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 7:47:59am

re: #219 Eventual Carrion

Dramatic.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

FFS:
en.wikipedia.org

221 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 16, 2014 7:53:16am

re: #122 Pie-onist Overlord

One of the nicest things about driving to Toronto is driving through the wind orchards. Those wind engines are beautiful and majestic. I don’t understand why some people complain they are “unsightly.”

While Googling for pictures of the wind orchards I came across a bunch of websites which are totally hating on the wind orchards.

Also these things are freaking HUGE. We passed a convoy on the 401 carrying a turbine blade. It was being carried on a special hauler that had to be as large as several 18-wheeler container trucks end to end.

Driving in western Pennsylvania near the town my father grew up in takes me down a secondary PA state route that goes by a warehouse/storage area for wind turbine blades. They are huge.

And the Allegheny Mountain ridge in that area near Blue Knob State Park is lined with turbines.

222 NJDhockeyfan  Sep 16, 2014 7:54:32am

Boots on the ground?

223 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 7:56:00am

re: #221 Feline Fearless Leader

Driving in western Pennsylvania near the town my father grew up in takes me down a secondary PA state route that goes by a warehouse/storage area for wind turbine blades. They are huge.

And the Allegheny Mountain ridge in that area near Blue Knob State Park is lined with turbines.

Yeah, I went up to Pittsburgh year or two ago (coming from Virginia) and I saw several going up the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

224 HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2014 7:56:17am

re: #208 nsmith25

bUT oBAMA CARE will kill people.///

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But but Obamacare is like the Holocaust.// Seriously though, that’s great news and I hope it pisses off both right wing assholes who think ACA is the the worst legislation ever and left wing purer than thou who wanted all or nothing in the debate too.

225 iossarian  Sep 16, 2014 8:02:13am

re: #210 Dr. Matt

Germany takes up wind turbine bird death debate

Cats kill birds all the fucking time.

BAN CATS

226 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 8:03:11am

I am beyond sick and tired of Texas GOP politicians saying ignorant shit. What will it take for this state to stop electing stupid people?

Texas GOP Rep. Warns: ISIS Will Use Drug Cartels to Sneak into U.S.

In the narrative that just won’t die, Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) said on Washington Watch Monday that ISIS could cooperate with Mexican drug cartels to smuggle terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I mentioned several weeks ago if ISIS wants to come into the United States they’ll contact the drug cartels who bring people to the United States illegally and they will bring them,” Poe said, per BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. “The Pentagon at first said, ‘Oh, that’s not true.’ And now the Pentagon is backing off. So let’s do the obvious. Let’s protect the southern border of the U.S.”

227 HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2014 8:08:15am

re: #226 Lidane

I am beyond sick and tired of Texas GOP politicians saying ignorant shit. What will it take for this state to stop electing stupid people?

Texas GOP Rep. Warns: ISIS Will Use Drug Cartels to Sneak into U.S.

People to stop viewing their party like they do their favorite sports team. You remember the Yellow Dog Dog Dems? They’ve been replaced with Don’t Care if he’s borderline insane Republicans.

228 iossarian  Sep 16, 2014 8:08:36am

Waiting for the push from pro-fossil fuel right-wingers to reduce car travel and encourage walking/cycling, due to the never-ending slaughter of small furry animals by motorized vehicles.

I mean, so many of them perish in this way that there’s a word for it: “roadkill”.

Wake me up when people are complaining about “turbine-offal”.

229 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 16, 2014 8:09:27am

re: #203 Interesting Times

Do you have similar concerns for the birds killed by good-old-fashioned windows and feral cats?

“One of these things is far worse than the other…”

If the feral cats are all adopted, kept indoors, and allowed to sit in the windows would that reduce the mortality rates by the two major causes in one go?
/ (sorta) — I wanted to use the phrase “kill two birds with one stone” as well - but that was sort of counter to the concept.

230 NJDhockeyfan  Sep 16, 2014 8:09:36am
231 HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2014 8:10:30am

re: #228 iossarian

Waiting for the push from pro-fossil fuel right-wingers to reduce car travel and encourage walking/cycling, due to the never-ending slaughter of small furry animals by motorized vehicles.

I mean, so many of them perish in this way that there’s a word for it: “roadkill”.

Wake me up when people are complaining about “turbine-offal”.

Seriously. I mean it just sounds about as fake as fake can be.

232 danarchy  Sep 16, 2014 8:10:30am

re: #225 iossarian

Cats kill birds all the fucking time.

BAN CATS

I’d be ok with that…

233 iossarian  Sep 16, 2014 8:10:41am

re: #229 Feline Fearless Leader

If the feral cats are all adopted, kept indoors, and allowed to sit in the windows would that reduce the mortality rates by the two major causes in one go?

Possibly, but it would also increase the national divorce rate by an order of magnitude.

234 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 8:10:46am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

Can I just say how much I despise the word “homeland”? It’s creepy.

235 iossarian  Sep 16, 2014 8:11:04am

re: #232 danarchy

I’d be ok with that…

See #233 :)

236 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 8:12:42am

re: #220 Timothy Watson

FFS:
en.wikipedia.org

FFS
Road side vehicle DUI stops. Everyone has to stop. Everyone is suspect. No prior reason other than you are driving down that road.

FFS
Stopping someone walking down street and asking for ID and where they live (Has happened to me 3 or 4 times)

No law has been broken. Just stop and ask for papers. Not just this instance but the whole procedure of police being able to just out of the blue decide to fuck with you.

237 b.d.  Sep 16, 2014 8:12:47am

From this moment forward, I am going to refuse to believe anything said when the speaker uses the word homeland.

Enough.

238 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 16, 2014 8:13:41am

re: #211 wheat-dogghazi

Our picture window in my childhood home killed several hapless birds. Poor critters thought they could fly through the picture window to the light on the other side — our front door and side window.

Our VW minibus also took out a few who thought that big windshield was not really there.

Ever read “The Glass In the Field” by James Thurber?

google.com

239 b.d.  Sep 16, 2014 8:14:43am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

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Hagel: ISIS a threat to ‘homeland’ America

See, how freaking hard was that?

240 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 8:15:00am

re: #99 Jay in Oregon

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Sorry, but if you hear the words “religious extremist” and think “Christian” then that’s your problem, not Oliver’s.

Why run away from it? The GOP, Teabaggers, and the likes of the Catholic League, Bryan Fisher, et al, ARE extremists. Evolution, science in general and treatment of women demonstrate that quite nicely.

241 Higgs Boson's Mate  Sep 16, 2014 8:15:19am

re: #226 Lidane

The Beltway Sniper Attacks demonstrated that two men with a cheap assault rifle and a 1990 Chevy Caprice with a hole drilled in the trunk could kill numbers of people and create chaos. Any terrorist group worth its YouTube videos could muster the same resources with the same effect. They likely don’t do so because they don’t have to: our pants-wetting politicians in league with the MIC are doing a thorough job of fucking us over all by themselves.

242 b.d.  Sep 16, 2014 8:15:38am

re: #239 b.d.

Hagel: ISIS a threat to ‘homeland’the US.

So hard. Much words.

243 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 8:16:52am

re: #102 freetoken

Sorry DF, but any citizen of this country is under no obligation to forgo their rights just to please the whims of a police officer.

She may have been an obnoxious self-absorbed “celebrity”, but that is hardly worthy of police action.

Not really police action. It’s their job to investigate a report. How they handled that was Police Action (caps) which turned it into damn near Police State levels.

244 iossarian  Sep 16, 2014 8:17:04am

re: #231 HappyWarrior

Seriously. I mean it just sounds about as fake as fake can be.

It’s a pattern with concern trolls, where there’s usually a really obvious question regarding their position that, sadly, almost never gets asked. E.g., in this case, “so do you also think we should try to reduce the instance of roadkill by banning car travel for trips under a mile?”

I honestly believe that there’s an aspect of the right-wing mindset that just doesn’t imagine that there’s a rational thought process behind opposing points of view. Hence the following canonical debate form:

“You claim to be pro-nature but look at all the birds killed by wind turbines.”

“Well, actually, although turbines do kill some birds, the net effect of shifting to wind power is greatly beneficial to nature in general, as evidenced by the following data…”

“BENGHAZI”

245 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 16, 2014 8:17:44am

re: #223 Timothy Watson

Yeah, I went up to Pittsburgh year or two ago (coming from Virginia) and I saw several going up the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

There’s six on a ridge near the Somerset exit. If I recall correctly the power from them is used by the Turnpike.

At a few points on the PA Turnpike Northeast extension (from just west of Philadelphia up to Scranton) there are a few points where you can see the line of turbines on the Blue Mountain ridge.

246 Dr Lizardo  Sep 16, 2014 8:17:48am

Well, my balcony is gone, for the time being at least. The balconies on the building are all being totally reconstructed; apparently, the balconies were all original from when the building was constructed in the early 1970s, and they’ve deteriorated over the decades, so the owner of the building has decided it’s time to put up some new ones.

Should be interesting. They didn’t say how long it’ll take, but I’d imagine a month or so. In the rubble of what used to be my balcony, I can see traces of the original construction materials. They’re all unreinforced concrete and were overlaid with tilework.

247 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 16, 2014 8:17:49am

heh…

248 lawhawk  Sep 16, 2014 8:18:19am

re: #241 Higgs Boson’s Mate

This week marks the anniversary of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, and the effects are still being felt, since several of the victims were high ranking officials involved in the design, construction, and de-bugging, the Navy’s newest ships, including the USS America and her sister ships.

249 Higgs Boson's Mate  Sep 16, 2014 8:19:57am

re: #230 NJDhockeyfan

Hagel: ISIS a threat to ‘homeland’

Gott mit Uns - right, Chuck?

250 De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2014 8:21:29am

Featuring their smash hit, “Let’s All Do The Dork!”

251 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 8:22:41am

re: #124 Timothy Watson

Right, because two people having sex in public is something you want your kids to see?

Assumption of guilt.

252 iossarian  Sep 16, 2014 8:24:33am

re: #250 De Kolta Chair

Shirt. Want.

253 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 8:25:03am

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

That happens sometimes: Everybody involved in a situation told some sort of lie, because in truth they were all being assholes.

The difference being that policemen are assholes with the power to detain, arrest or even use physical force against other citizens

254 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 8:26:56am

re: #125 freetoken

Seems like someone is getting desperate:

UK party leaders promise Scotland new powers ahead of key independence vote

That may be the carrot to the Queen’s stick?

This is the wooing scene we saw in the John Oliver thread…wonder if they will show up with flash cards

255 b.d.  Sep 16, 2014 8:31:07am

You mean that Code Pink person didn’t bring everyone to their senses and make them call the whole thing off?

256 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 8:31:46am

How is life today?

257 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 8:32:12am

re: #44 Eclectic Cyborg

How about a dystopian novel where intellectuals have formed their own closed society and all the religious and left to survive on their own on the outside?

They would just play with their little balls.

en.wikipedia.org

258 NJDhockeyfan  Sep 16, 2014 8:34:24am

re: #255 b.d.

You mean that Code Pink person didn’t bring everyone to their senses and make them call the whole thing off?

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I think the pink moonbats were expected to be there this morning. I’ve seen 3 get kicked out so far.

259 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 8:34:27am

re: #225 iossarian

Cats kill birds all the fucking time.

BAN CATS

ooooh, you in trouble now!

260 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 8:35:16am

re: #225 iossarian

Cats kill birds all the fucking time.

BAN CATS

Put cats in treadmills to generate power

261 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 8:37:39am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

They would just play with their little balls.

en.wikipedia.org

Is available on Audible!

262 b.d.  Sep 16, 2014 8:39:30am

re: #260 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Put cats in treadmills to generate power

♪♪ ♫ I’m a feLineman for the county. ♪♫ ♪

263 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 8:42:30am
264 NJDhockeyfan  Sep 16, 2014 8:46:03am
265 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 8:46:12am

re: #262 b.d.

♪♪ ♫ I’m a feLineman for the county. ♪♫ ♪

Winner of today’s Internet.

I must propose to Charles to create a mega-upding (10x) that you can use once per day for instances like that…

266 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 8:47:13am

All the noes disturb me.

267 GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 16, 2014 8:47:16am

If only the right was as afraid of AQ as they are about ISIS… come to think of it, I don’t think the right is afraid of them at all. I think they actually want ISIS to attack us here at home just so they can lay the blame on the President. Would I have thought this before 2008? Absolutely not. But they have given me every reason since then.

268 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 8:49:57am

re: #266 wrenchwench

All the noes disturb me.

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The yes-no dichotomy disturbs me. We don’t really know shit about what happened, and if the grand jury/DoJ don’t do their jobs we never will.

269 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 8:50:33am

This made me LOL

270 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 8:50:41am

re: #266 wrenchwench

“with the information you know” is what is behind the cover-up of information on Darryl Wilson and the smear tactics against Michael Brown.

271 Bubblehead II  Sep 16, 2014 8:52:26am

Now streaming.

272 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 8:53:27am
273 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 8:54:41am

re: #266 wrenchwench

All the noes disturb me.

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I have heard so many versions of what happened outside that convenience store it’s mind-boggling.

Most boil down to: The kid was a punk, the cop was right.

274 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2014 8:55:10am
275 Decatur Deb  Sep 16, 2014 8:56:15am

re: #272 FemNaziBitch

After Saying Women On Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP

I wonder how he feels about vasectomies?

Doubt he has a problem with it for a large part of the male population. (Even as much as 47%.)

276 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 8:57:46am

re: #200 Dr. Matt

Meh. Don’t be so dramatic. The path to least resistance is the path to least resistance. Showing your ID to a LEO is hardly submission, fascism, communism, etc, or whatever hyperbole the extremes want to believe.

But to a black woman who had previously been suspected of being a prostitute it is not hyperbole, it is her life and her self-esteem and her self-image.

I, as a 55 year old white woman, would give over my ID. If, however, I was treated as if I had done something wrong every time I encountered a LEO, I would react in exactly the same way she did.

At a point, you should not have to expect to be targeted because you’re black, or an immigrant, or a less than well dressed person walking through a well dressed area.

That makes the assumption of guilt concrete for no other reason than skin color or the clothes you wear. And that is wrong.

277 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 8:59:00am

re: #206 Dr. Matt

It appears hunters are less successful than windows.
//

I see a new hunting gear clothing line opportunity here. //

278 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 8:59:22am

re: #276 WhatEVs

But to a black woman who had previously been suspected of being a prostitute it is not hyperbole, it is her life and her self-esteem and her self-image.

I, as a 55 year old white woman, would give over my ID. If, however, I was treated as if I had done something wrong every time I encountered a LEO, I would react in exactly the same way she did.

At a point, you should not have to expect to be targeted because you’re black, or an immigrant, or a less than well dressed person walking through a well dressed area.

That makes the assumption of guilt concrete for no other reason than skin color or the clothes you wear. And that is wrong.

Personally, I don’t think anyone needs to know my address—or other personal information. Unless I have pulled-over for a driving violation, I won’t give my ID to a Police Office without a warrant.

279 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Sep 16, 2014 9:00:52am

re: #272 FemNaziBitch

After Saying Women On Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP

I wonder how he feels about vasectomies?

I thought it was a sign of some sanity that he actually had to resign, but the justification behind it is that “This was a mistake and this mistake is being used by the Left to hurt the GOP”.

So it is the Left’s fault he had to resign, not his own for being a dickhead.

280 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 9:01:52am

She’s a midwife.

281 GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 16, 2014 9:02:46am

re: #272 FemNaziBitch

After Saying Women On Medicaid Should Be Sterilized, Russell Pearce Resigns From Arizona GOP

I wonder how he feels about vasectomies?

He will be a millionaire on the FOX News talk circuit.

282 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 9:03:08am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I thought it was a sign of some sanity that he actually had to resign, but the justification behind it is that “This was a mistake and this mistake is being used by the Left to hurt the GOP”.

So it is the Left’s fault he had to resign, not his own for being a dickhead.

It’s the messaging, not the message. Why do you hate freedom?

283 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:06:23am
284 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:11:39am
Let me get this straight: Control of the Senate hangs on whether women show up to vote, and candidates with long records against women’s health want to make this election about birth control. Where do I send the thank-you card? Would a gift basket from Hickory Farms be too much? This is cause for celebration, because if you’re a candidate who is against abortion and birth control, the last thing you want to campaign on for the next two months is abortion and birth control.

PAGED

285 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:12:31am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I thought it was a sign of some sanity that he actually had to resign, but the justification behind it is that “This was a mistake and this mistake is being used by the Left to hurt the GOP”.

So it is the Left’s fault he had to resign, not his own for being a dickhead.

YEP, up is down, left is right, BUT men are men and women are things.

286 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:16:03am

Have to wonder what the Whackos will say about this:

Condom-less male birth control may be available as early as 2017

287 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 9:16:50am

re: #278 FemNaziBitch

Personally, I don’t think anyone needs to know my address—or other personal information. Unless I have pulled-over for a driving violation, I won’t give my ID to a Police Office without a warrant.

I have a big mouth (I know, you’re shocked!), and I never give anything until I ask why they are asking for it. Even if I am pulled over for a traffic stop, the first thing I do is ask why. I will always give my license/insurance card to a cop for a traffic stop. Getting stopped on the street for doing nothing? I would have to get a good response from the cop, because I tend to do this:

re: #37 WhatEVs

When I was 16 I got pulled over for driving a corvette. The owner was sitting next to me. I was pulled over because “girls don’t drive cars like this” and they wanted to make sure it wasn’t stolen.

I *railed* on that cop and called him every name in the book, while cop and owner chuckled at me pitching a fit.

I told them both it get fucked.

Nowadays, I’d probably have been arrested because sexism, like racism or homophobia is okie dokie to the cops, and they are never, ever to be questioned.

I would likely acquiesce because my job requires a certain level of security clearance, but I would not do so quietly - which would equally likely still get me into trouble.

The worst part of all these stories is that I always had HUGE amount of respect for cops. They have difficult jobs and put their lives on the line daily. But there has to be a line somewhere on how you treat people. Because if there is not, they are not there to Serve and Protect. Wariness should be a given. They don’t know what they will encounter. But wariness should not be combined with antagonism and a desire to display the power you hold over the people you stop.

288 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 9:17:37am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

So it is the Left’s fault he had to resign, not his own for being a dickhead.

Always.

289 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 9:19:29am

re: #280 wrenchwench

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She’s a midwife.

I had to cross my legs when I saw that.

I don’t have kids. When I watched NOVA’s program on pregnancy and child birth I had nightmares for weeks. My ex boyfriend used to tease me about getting out the jaws of life to get my legs untangled from child birth photos.

290 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:25:16am
291 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 9:26:53am

re: #289 WhatEVs

I had to cross my legs when I saw that.

I don’t have kids. When I watched NOVA’s program on pregnancy and child birth I had nightmares for weeks. My ex boyfriend used to tease me about getting out the jaws of life to get my legs untangled from child birth photos.

I and my many siblings were born via c section. My wackiest sister, when she was pursuing her psychology degree, was told she could get in touch with her earliest self by watching one being performed. Now she’s had two herself. I watched one on TV. Fortunately I’m not too squeamish, but oh boy, did I gain new respect for Mom. And only one of Mom’s 3 daughters has kids.

292 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:27:33am

From Robert Reich’s fb post today:

Thirty years ago on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment. Today, as the casino folded, and some 1,000 employees lost their jobs, Trump was on twitter clarifying he currently has “nothing to do with Atlantic City,” and praising himself for his “great timing” in getting out of the investment.

In America, people with lots of money can easily avoid the consequences of bad bets and big losses by cashing out at the first sign of trouble, because the law protects them through limited liability and bankruptcy. But workers who move to a place like Atlantic City for a job, invest in a home there, and build their skills, have no such protection. Jobs vanish, skills are suddenly irrelevant, and home values plummet. Should Donald Trump and other big investors have some legal responsibility to workers and communities for the messes they leave behind?

293 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:28:38am

re: #291 wrenchwench

I and my many siblings were born via c section. My wackiest sister, when she was pursuing her psychology degree, was told she could get in touch with her earliest self by watching one being performed. Now she’s had two herself. I watched one on TV. Fortunately I’m not too squeamish, but oh boy, did I gain new respect for Mom. And only one of Mom’s 3 daughters has kids.

I was stoned to the gills during childbirth. So, really, I can’t say anything bad about it.

the 9 months leading up to it were, in my experience, hell.

294 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:29:29am
295 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 9:31:58am

re: #293 FemNaziBitch

I was stoned to the gills during childbirth. So, really, I can’t say anything bad about it.

the 9 months leading up to it were, in my experience, hell.

My mom resents being robbed of the birth experience. Kid #1 had a big head and got stuck, though, whaddayagonnado? And back then subsequent births were always c-section after the first one. My sister tried to have a vaginal birth the second time, but couldn’t.

296 HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2014 9:32:13am

re: #288 WhatEVs

Always.

Yep, it’s personal responsibility the right wing way where it’s never your fault and always the left when you’re exposed for being a racist sexist dickwad.

297 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:32:29am

re: #228 iossarian

Waiting for the push from pro-fossil fuel right-wingers to reduce car travel and encourage walking/cycling, due to the never-ending slaughter of small furry animals by motorized vehicles.

I mean, so many of them perish in this way that there’s a word for it: “roadkill”.

Wake me up when people are complaining about “turbine-offal”.

Germany’s energy-independence from Russia in what basically is war time, or a bunch of dead birds. Oh, that’s really tough.//

298 Bubblehead II  Sep 16, 2014 9:33:25am
299 NJDhockeyfan  Sep 16, 2014 9:34:13am
300 HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2014 9:34:46am

The division about whether Officer Wilson should be prosecuted at all has me deeply cynical. I was doubtful at a conviction. Now I’m doubtful at even an indictment. I expect Wilson to continue to be able to work as a police officer. Sigh. Whole case makes me so sad. Brown had his whole life ahead of him..

301 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:35:01am

WOW

302 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:35:46am

re: #295 wrenchwench

My mom resents being robbed of the birth experience. Kid #1 had a big head and got stuck, though, whaddayagonnado? And back then subsequent births were always c-section after the first one. My sister tried to have a vaginal birth the second time, but couldn’t.

Yeah, I didn’t feel robbed of anything.

I’m not one to invite pain.

303 Bulworth  Sep 16, 2014 9:36:50am

re:
#279

The only thing stupid and malicious about what we said is you people telling us it was stupid and malicious.

304 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:38:21am

re: #301 FemNaziBitch

WOW

More idiots.

305 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 9:39:44am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

Yep, it’s personal responsibility the right wing way where it’s never your fault and always the left when you’re exposed for being a racist sexist dickwad.

The saddest thing is that I think that they truly believe that. They are angels and everyone else is a demon. There’s no, zero, zip, zilch self-awareness or understanding/compassion for those they do not agree with.

And that, m’dear, is the scariest part.

307 Dr. Matt  Sep 16, 2014 9:39:50am

re: #276 WhatEVs

But to a black woman who had previously been suspected of being a prostitute it is not hyperbole, it is her life and her self-esteem and her self-image.

I, as a 55 year old white woman, would give over my ID. If, however, I was treated as if I had done something wrong every time I encountered a LEO, I would react in exactly the same way she did.

At a point, you should not have to expect to be targeted because you’re black, or an immigrant, or a less than well dressed person walking through a well dressed area.

That makes the assumption of guilt concrete for no other reason than skin color or the clothes you wear. And that is wrong.

The LEO was only asking for her ID. BFD. And the prostitute claim IS hyperbole and was already debunked. Again, stop the drama. It’s only an ID….no one lost their life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness.

308 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:40:45am

Will you take it with mayo, ketchup or genocide?

309 De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2014 9:42:53am
310 WhatEVs  Sep 16, 2014 9:44:40am

re: #307 Dr. Matt

Again, stop the drama. It’s only an ID….no one lost their life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness.

I think the woman handcuffed would disagree.

311 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:44:51am

re: #309 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded image]

The Crosseyed Planthopper

What’s a two-headed alien doing on its face?

312 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:45:05am

Would you call this abuse? —scroll down for pictures.

Remember this is allegedly the pictures from a 4 year old.

I had not seen the pictures as I was writing and Peterson released a statement filled with remorse. “I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser,” he wrote. “I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury.” An assertion hard to believe when you see the marks and cuts on those little 4-year-old legs. Or when you recall that the little one told authorities that Peterson pulled his pants down before striking him also on the back, buttocks and scrotum. Or when you know that he also told them that leaves from the switch were put in his mouth by his father.

“My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day,” Peterson said in his statement. The pictures show that he failed miserably.

Perhaps some parenting classes and community service at a DV shelter are in order.

313 klys  Sep 16, 2014 9:45:14am

re: #307 Dr. Matt

The LEO was only asking for her ID. BFD. And the prostitute claim IS hyperbole and was already debunked. Again, stop the drama. It’s only a ID….no one lost their life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness.

This really sort of does an excellent job of ignoring the reality of interactions with police in America for folks who aren’t white, where they don’t know if any interaction with police is going to result in the loss of their life, etc.

You approved of the article written by the officer who advised that in order to avoid getting beaten by police, you should comply with their requests regardless of how they impacted your rights, I take it? You can always file a protest later, after all.

314 De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2014 9:45:36am

re: #311 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

What happens in evolution stays in evolution.

315 Pie-onist Overlord  Sep 16, 2014 9:46:46am

re: #312 FemNaziBitch

Would you call this abuse? —scroll down for pictures.

Remember this is allegedly the pictures from a 4 year old.

Perhaps some parenting classes and community service at a DV shelter are in order.

Or a jail sentence.

316 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:47:08am

re: #312 FemNaziBitch

Would you call this abuse? —scroll down for pictures.

I would call it nothing else. Note - the pics were take a week after.

317 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:47:14am

re: #307 Dr. Matt

The LEO was only asking for her ID. BFD. And the prostitute claim IS hyperbole and was already debunked. Again, stop the drama. It’s only an ID….no one lost their life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness.

ONLY AN ID?

Listen, as a woman who is often home alone, NO ONE NEEDS MY ADDRESS.

Not even a Police Officer.

That is actually a fear (real fear) that woman have. Officer Not-So-Friendly can do whatever the hell he wants to you and it is your word against his.

There are so many Officer Not-So-Friendlies out there that Police Departments have special reporting measures for those abused by police officers …

318 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 9:47:30am

re: #307 Dr. Matt

The LEO was only asking for her ID. BFD. And the prostitute claim IS hyperbole and was already debunked. Again, stop the drama. It’s only an ID….no one lost their life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness.

I saw the original blog post about this case, and have not kept up with what’s been ‘debunked’ or changed, but I have sympathy for the woman being asked for ID and cuffed for refusing, when she was under no obligation to show ID. Or is that incorrect?

319 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 9:49:33am
320 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:49:45am

re: #316 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

I would call it nothing else. Note - the pics were take a week after.

I’m always skeptical when it comes to pictures of crimes published on the internet.

I also know that switching is still a common form of discipline advocated by whacky Christians and those who are still living a backwoods existence as far as parenting goes.

No one is required to take a class on the legalities of disciplining a child in 2014.

If he has no previous DV background, I would give him the benefit of the doubt that he simply did not know better, but would require some HEAVY Social Services monitoring and classes on his part.

321 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2014 9:50:17am

re: #312 FemNaziBitch

I am not averse to spanking a child or even using a belt but that is abuse by modern standards. As someone with experience in Alt Lifestyles/BDSM I would say that a cane/switch is a hard limit for a lot of people because of the level of pain they inflict and the fact that they do welt/break skin. To use one on a child, to me, is unacceptable on any level. There’s a reason why we cringe when we see canes that teachers used “back in the day” in one room school houses.

322 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:51:00am

re: #319 Lidane

Somebody is running out of ideas:

Fischer: The Sale Of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation

Remembering the story about Jesus sending devils into pigs, maybe it really proves the US is a Satanic nation?
///

323 blueraven  Sep 16, 2014 9:51:06am

re: #312 FemNaziBitch

Would you call this abuse? —scroll down for pictures.

Remember this is allegedly the pictures from a 4 year old.

Perhaps some parenting classes and community service at a DV shelter are in order.

Absolutely. A four year old child, being repeatedly hit with an object that cuts his skin by a 200+ lb grown man…what else can it be?

324 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:52:25am

re: #321 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I am not averse to spanking a child or even using a belt but that is abuse by modern standards. As someone with experience in Alt Lifestyles/BDSM I would say that a cane/switch is a hard limit for a lot of people because of the level of pain they inflict and the fact that they do welt/break skin. To use one on a child, to me, is unacceptable on any level. There’s a reason why we cringe when we see canes that teachers used “back in the day” in one room school houses.

I’ve never known corporal punishment to be effective. I wasn’t raised with it —which means non-violent means are second nature to me.

It’s difficult to put into words, but I am often amazed at the lack of verbal communication skills in otherwise educated people.

and parenting books are still (sadly) mostly read by women.

325 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 9:54:59am

re: #320 FemNaziBitch

I’m always skeptical when it comes to pictures of crimes published on the internet.

I also know that switching is still a common form of discipline advocated by whacky Christians and those who are still living a backwoods existence as far as parenting goes.

No one is required to take a class on the legalities of disciplining a child in 2014.

If he has no previous DV background, I would give him the benefit of the doubt that he simply did not know better, but would require some HEAVY Social Services monitoring and classes on his part.

What does anything have to do with internet? What kind of argument is that? You know very well the pictures come from the police report, and they were published a long time ago, and even posted here (incl. by myself).

It is also obvious that you don’t do to a child something that causes what is depicted on these photos. One doesn’t need to take “classes” to know that.

The guy should receive some time.

326 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 9:57:41am
327 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 9:58:22am

re: #325 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

What does anything have to do with internet? What kind of argument is that? You know very well the pictures come from the police report, and they were published a long time ago, and even posted here (incl. by myself).

It is also obvious that you don’t do to a child something that causes what is depicted on these photos. One don’t need to take “classes” to know that.

The guy should receive some time.

The whole orbital socket fracture thing with Ferguson?

And, no, not everyone knows that. Churches are teaching that it is the right thing to do “spare the rod”.

I wish it wasn’t so.

I simply don’t know enough about this original story and am not going to research it further.

MY point, which I obviously didn’t present effectively, is that DV is still a big deal and that an amazingly large part of the population don’t know WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS.

328 Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 16, 2014 9:58:50am

re: #319 Lidane

Somebody is running out of ideas:

Fischer: The Sale Of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation

America’s most-Christian city?

pennsylvaniabaconfestival.com

329 Bubblehead II  Sep 16, 2014 10:00:05am

re: #319 Lidane

Somebody is running out of ideas:

Fischer: The Sale Of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation

Yeah, he tweeted that shit yesterday as well.

330 FemNaziBitch  Sep 16, 2014 10:02:19am

Would you consider withholding money to a spouse to be Domestic Abuse?

Financial abuse is a tactic often used by abusers to control and isolate their partners. It takes many forms: Abusers may drastically limit their victims’ access to cash so they have no money of their own if they want to flee. They may sabotage their victims’ ability to work, or pile up debt under their victims’ names. Experts cite financial abuse as one of the top reasons why many victims are unable to escape abusive relationships.

I’m getting upset now.

bbl

331 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:03:21am

re: #327 FemNaziBitch

The whole orbital socket fracture thing with Ferguson?

What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Has this been started by any official and/or reputable source? In what way is that at all comparable to the current case?

And, no, not everyone knows that. Churches are teaching that it is the right thing to do “spare the rod”.

And those who don’t know such simple things should have a chance to learn about them in prison. Ignorance is not a defense.

332 lawhawk  Sep 16, 2014 10:03:37am

re: #319 Lidane

Somebody is running out of ideas:

Fischer: The Sale Of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation

Seems that the only thing bacon proves is that some people don’t quite take some parts of the Bible as literal as others.

They invent restrictions against gays and lesbians out of whole cloth, but ignore the bits about kasruth (shellfish, slaughtering of animals, swine, etc.) or clothing (mixing fabrics), or even haircuts.

It’s as though Fischer reads every other chapter of the bible, and fills in the details with fever dreams.

333 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:05:04am

Internet is not different from any other medium when it comes to credibility. Something printed on dead wood does not make it more credible.

334 blueraven  Sep 16, 2014 10:05:16am

re: #327 FemNaziBitch

The whole orbital socket fracture thing with Ferguson?

And, no, not everyone knows that. Churches are teaching that it is the right thing to do “spare the rod”.

I wish it wasn’t so.

I simply don’t know enough about this original story and am not going to research it further.

MY point, which I obviously didn’t present effectively, is that DV is still a big deal and that an amazingly large part of the population don’t know WHAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS.

Sad but true. However, ignorance is no excuse. Abuse is abuse and it must be called out. I don’t know what punishment he should receive for this. To me it is common sense that you don’t beat a child like he did.

There has to be some rage issue or something going on here. Seems he would have enough aggression playing football, but I guess not.
I would think at the very least; probation, mandatory parenting classes, anger management.

335 Bulworth  Sep 16, 2014 10:07:40am

re:
#319

Fischer: The Sale Of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation

—-

But are cake-bakers must bake cakes for teh gays which means God’s gonna punish America!!!!!111

336 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 10:10:55am
337 Bubblehead II  Sep 16, 2014 10:12:36am

I hope Space X gets part of this contract. They have proven they can get the job done.

NASA to announce private space shuttle deal

The space agency said it will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss “the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States,” according to a brief statement on its website.

338 Higgs Boson's Mate  Sep 16, 2014 10:15:01am

re: #319 Lidane

And the sale of eggs undergirds conservatives’ reverence for ova.

340 sagehen  Sep 16, 2014 10:15:43am

re: #333 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Internet is not different from any other medium when it comes to credibility. Something printed on dead wood does not make it more credible.

Something printed on dead wood… hasn’t been altered since the moment it was printed. Photoshop, if it happened, could only have been done by whoever originally produced the document. On the internet, there could be any number of alterations by any number of people.

341 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:20:44am

re: #340 sagehen

Something printed on dead wood… hasn’t been altered since the moment it was printed. Photoshop, if it happened, could only have been done by whoever originally produced the document. On the internet, there could be any number of alterations by any number of people.

A photoshop printed on dead wood hasn’t been altered since the moment it was printed.

littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

342 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 10:23:56am

re: #339 Timothy Watson

Rihanna To CBS: ‘F*ck You For Pulling My Song’
(NSFW)

And now they’ve dropped her song entirely:

CBS Scraps Jay Z and Rihanna Tune From ‘Thursday Night Football’

Now, CBS has scrapped the opening and track use all together. “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our ‘Thursday Night Football’ open,” a statement provided to Speakeasy said. “We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast.”

The new music created by CBS will be a variation on the theme music the network uses on their Sunday NFL broadcasts. A representative for Roc Nation, Jay Z and Rihanna’s label, said a statement would be coming shortly.

343 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 10:25:46am

An important unanswered question about Scottish secession: If they secede, does that mean James Bond won’t be working for MI6 anymore?

344 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 10:28:10am

Neo-Confederate shitbag Robert Stacy McCain is bleating again:

This stringent zero-tolerance policy — “Boys don’t hit girls” - sets up a problem: What happens if a woman loses her temper, behaves in an insulting manner, and even acts violently against a man? Some women are simply crazy, and some women have been spoiled rotten by over-indulgent parents who put up with tantrums. The “Daddy’s Precious Darling” Syndrome, as I call it, involves an entitlement mentality that makes it impossible for some women to admit wrongdoing or to accept criticism. If she can’t get what she wants, or if her bad behavior exposes her to criticism, Daddy’s Precious Darling can’t deal with it. She flies into a rage, and whoever she blames for thwarting her will — failing to kowtow to imperious demands or daring to criticize her selfish attitude — will become the target of unrestrained hatred. “Hell hath no fury,” et cetera.

345 Lidane  Sep 16, 2014 10:29:10am

re: #343 Timothy Watson

An important unanswered question about Scottish secession: If they secede, does that mean James Bond won’t be working for MI6 anymore?

Daniel Craig is English.

346 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:30:41am

re: #344 Lidane

A Southron gentleman is not supposed to hit ladies, doesn’t Stacy know this?

347 Bulworth  Sep 16, 2014 10:31:16am

re:
#344

Dude sounds angry, disturbed.

Must be a day ending in Y.

348 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 10:32:11am

re: #345 Lidane

Daniel Craig is English.

Yes, but Skyfall established that the character was Scottish.

349 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 10:32:26am

re: #344 Lidane

Neo-Confederate shitbag Robert Stacy McCain is bleating again:

Punch that straw man or woman again, Stacy.

350 sagehen  Sep 16, 2014 10:34:57am

re: #343 Timothy Watson

An important unanswered question about Scottish secession: If they secede, does that mean James Bond won’t be working for MI6 anymore?

If you’re not on twitter, you should designate another lizard to tweet this for you.

351 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:35:56am

re: #348 Timothy Watson

Yes, but Skyfall established that the character was Scottish.

Can choose to work for the UK as a counter-statement. Also, he’s half-Swiss and we aren’t asking why he’s not working for them. /

352 jaunte  Sep 16, 2014 10:36:14am

re: #344 Lidane

Time to add Men’s Rights Activist to his giant pile of victimization.

353 Varek Raith  Sep 16, 2014 10:38:02am

re: #351 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

Can choose to work for UK as a counter-statement. Also, he’s half-Swiss and we aren’t asking why he’s not working for them. /

Why isn’t Bond working for the FIS?!?!

354 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:38:11am

But even if… still on Her Majesty’s service :D

355 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:38:45am

re: #353 Varek Raith

Why isn’t Bond working for the FIS?!?!

He should work for ISIS.

356 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 10:39:35am

re: #355 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator

He should work for ISIS.

Not the Islamic, the other one.

357 Timothy Watson  Sep 16, 2014 10:39:43am

re: #350 sagehen

If you’re not on twitter, you should designate another lizard to tweet this for you.

I went ahead and tweeted it, I guess you guys are my sounding board. :)

358 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 11:08:34am

re: #326 Lidane

*headdesk*

Perkins: Separation Of Church And State Helps ISIS

As they push to merge their church and state. Good logic Perkie.

359 marko  Sep 16, 2014 1:27:05pm

re: #73 William Barnett-Lewis

You really should listen to her. Google for the police recording posted by TMZ and reach your own conclusions. The officer was patient and could have earned an Oscar for his performance. He’s seen her picture show before, and she heaped all kinds of Hollywood bigshot BS on him in a pretty pathetic crackhead shriek.

360 klys  Sep 16, 2014 1:28:50pm

re: #359 marko

I’d offer a welcome but that’s some lovely stereotyping you’ve got going on there.

361 marko  Sep 16, 2014 1:46:25pm

re: #145 Romantic Heretic

It is helpful to know the law. If one doesn’t know the law, it’s helpful to do what is asked of you. If you don’t know the law, it isn’t helpful to pretend you you know the law. Proclaiming “I know my rights” when you don’t will land you in the back of a paddy wagon.

Hint. “Papers” generally are not required. If the cop is going to haul you away because he/she is unreasonable and you want to burn money paying your lawyer, be a jerk and press the issue. But remember the law can be complicated and you may lose anyway. Circumstances dictate what is required.

Finally, being an ass*hole increase the chances you appear to know less about the law than the average ass*hole except if you happen to be a Supreme Court Justice.

362 wrenchwench  Sep 16, 2014 1:54:07pm

re: #361 marko

Finally, being an ass*hole increase the chances you appear to know less about the law than the average ass*hole except if you happen to be a Supreme Court Justice.

How is it that you know this?
Just asking.
You’re not a Supreme Court Justice, are you?

363 Eventual Carrion  Sep 16, 2014 2:05:01pm

re: #361 marko

It is helpful to know the law. If one doesn’t know the law, it’s helpful to do what is asked of you. If you don’t know the law, it isn’t helpful to pretend you you know the law. Proclaiming “I know my rights” when you don’t will land you in the back of a paddy wagon.

Hint. “Papers” generally are not required. If the cop is going to haul you away because he/she is unreasonable and you want to burn money paying your lawyer, be a jerk and press the issue. But remember the law can be complicated and you may lose anyway. Circumstances dictate what is required.

Finally, being an ass*hole increase the chances you appear to know less about the law than the average ass*hole except if you happen to be a Supreme Court Justice.

So again, submit and all will be well. Bend over, take it, and shut the fuck up. Got it Sparky.

364 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Sep 16, 2014 2:13:50pm

re: #359 marko

Do you think you’re gonna stay long here after throwing epithets like “crackhead” here? And do you think it’s conductive to a constructive, level-headed conversation?

365 goddamnedfrank  Sep 16, 2014 2:30:54pm

re: #361 marko

It is helpful to know the law.

California is not a Stop and Identify State. It used to be, but the law was struck down in 1983 as void for vagueness, Kolender v. Lawson. So that’s the state of play here, asshole, and it’s irrelevant whether Watts knew this or not. So absent any specific evidence of wrongdoing on her part, which was the case, she was well within her rights to refuse to show her ID to the officers, and it was those officers’ jobs to know this.


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