Dumbest Man on Internet Screams: 10 ISIS Fighters Caught at Southern Border! DHS Says: False.

The fear-mongering never stops
DERP

Dutifully passing on some fear-mongering propaganda he picked up from (where else?) Fox News by way of Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, the legendary Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, yells:

US Lawmaker: Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended Coming Across Southern Border (Video) | the Gateway Pundit

Hoft thought this was such BOMBSHELL BREAKING NEWS that he made it his “Featured Story.”

A video clip of Hunter making this claim:

YouTube

Pretty scaaaary, right? Who knows, these 10 terrorists might even have been carrying little jars of Ebola, hidden in their beards!

Just one problem, though. It’s completely false.

I asked the Department of Homeland Security if Hunter’s comments were true. They weren’t.

“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” said DHS spokesperson Marsha Catron. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”

I know, you’re probably as shocked as I am. Jim Hoft, Fox News and a Republican congressman all pushing a false story? No way! Yes way!

UPDATE at 10/8/14 11:17:32 am by Charles Johnson

Just a little over a month ago, Rep. Duncan Hunter dismissed ISIS as “A Bunch of Guys Wearing Pajamas,” and said they did not pose a direct threat to the US.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Tuesday said the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not pose a direct threat to the U.S. homeland.

“ISIS in Iraq and Syria is not an existential threat to us. They’re not going to harm the United States,” Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, told Fox News. “They’re bad guys, yes, but a bunch of guys wearing pajamas pushing up logs, they are not an existential threat to us like North Korea is, like Iran is, like Pakistan is.”

(h/t: @lawhawk.)

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211 comments

1 makeitstop  Oct 8, 2014 10:47:55am

Still, a whole gaggle of low-info Fox News viewers have already accepted it as the Gospel Truth.

2 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 10:49:13am

and wasn’t El Paso supposed to be a burning ruin by now too?

3 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 10:49:17am

Because they would never consider crossing the Canadian border…

idiots

4 Ace-o-aces  Oct 8, 2014 10:52:35am

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because they would never consider crossing the Canadian border…

DEY IZ BLENDING IN WIT THE THE MEXICANS CAUSE ALL PEOPLE DARKER DEN ME LOOK THE SAME!!!!!!

5 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 10:52:44am

It’s simple. Anything the Govt says is de facto disinformation. The only REAL question is when the attack comes, will it be from terrorists sponsored and supported by the pretender in chief, or will it be simply a false flag operation by govt. operatives? In either case, it will be the trigger for martial law and suppression of the election. ///channeling_my_inner_Freeper

Excuse me, I now have to shower, I feel contaminated just writing that drek.

RBS

6 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 10:52:45am

Duncan Hunter pushing bogus claims? That’s the shocker right there. He’d never do anything like that.

Duncan Hunter - haggling proves lying is part of Middle East culture. Okay not a bogus claim, but clearly someone who has never negotiated anything - whether it’s a car loan, a mortgage, or a bill in Congress. As a GOPer, he probably figures that the only way legislation is passed is when the GOP crams is down without any amendments or riders by those pesky Democrats.

But then again, only a few months ago, Hunter was busy claiming that ISIL is a bunch of guys running around wearing pajamas and wasn’t a threat.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Tuesday said the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not pose a direct threat to the U.S. homeland.

“ISIS in Iraq and Syria is not an existential threat to us. They’re not going to harm the United States,” Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, told Fox News. “They’re bad guys, yes, but a bunch of guys wearing pajamas pushing up logs, they are not an existential threat to us like North Korea is, like Iran is, like Pakistan is.”

Hunter made his comments the same day the Obama administration confirmed that an American, Douglas McAuthur McCain, was killed over the weekend fighting for the militant group.

U.S. officials and lawmakers from both sides of aisle have expressed concern that ISIS has inspired potentially thousands of people with Western passports to join their ranks so that they might carry out an attack back home.

“The only threat that lies with them is that they can get people back into the United States to do harm to us here and commit acts of terror,” according to Hunter, who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“You’re always going to have disaffected youth. You’re always going to have that pull to join something greater than yourself,” Hunter said. “People like me join the United States Marine Corps; people like McCain join ISIS.”

So, there’s that.

7 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 10:53:18am

Yeah, why not come across the northern border?

Oh yeah, that’s right, doesn’t fit the BS narrative about keeping the Mex’s out.

8 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 10:54:49am
“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,”

That’s because the ISIS fighters were caught by armed Minutemen Ranchers Militia!!!!

9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 10:56:04am

re: #5 RealityBasedSteve

It’s simple. Anything the Govt says is de facto disinformation. The only REAL question is when the attack comes, will it be from terrorists sponsored and supported by the pretender in chief, or will it be simply a false flag operation by govt. operatives? In either case, it will be the trigger for martial law and suppression of the election. ///channeling_my_inner_Freeper

Excuse me, I now have to shower, I feel contaminated just writing that drek.

RBS

AND FORCE OBLAMACARE DOWN OUR THROATS!!11!!

10 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 11:01:36am

Drudge is linking to a CBS - DC story on this that blindly treats it as a real story, no questions asked.

washington.cbslocal.com

11 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 11:03:07am

This bogus story is on every right wing media site today.

12 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 11:03:53am

If you have a Twitter account please retweet this to get the word out. It’s fucking unbelievable what these people are doing.

13 Stanley Seabola  Oct 8, 2014 11:03:58am

Hunter is a teabag idiot who inherited his office from his father.

gah.

14 sizzzzlerz  Oct 8, 2014 11:07:17am
The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground

Just what you’d expect Obummer’s jack-booted gubmint lackies to say! Unless, that’s what they want us True ‘Muricans© to think so that we’ll sound even crazier! Damn Barry and his 12th-dimension chess game.

15 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 11:07:21am

re: #7 Bulworth

Yeah, why not come across the northern border?

Oh yeah, that’s right, doesn’t fit the BS narrative about keeping the Mex’s out.

I’m afraid some of the idiots that fall for this crap from Fox don’t know where the northern border is or if we even have one.

/

16 Dr. Matt  Oct 8, 2014 11:10:09am
Hunter: “All you have to do ask the border patrol.”

Greta: “Congressman, thank you, Sir”

Great “journalism” there, Greta. Idiots.

17 Amory Blaine  Oct 8, 2014 11:10:47am

10 maids a milking is catchier.

18 sauceruney  Oct 8, 2014 11:11:36am

Isn’t this like shouting “fire” in a crowded theater?

19 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 11:11:41am

re: #16 Dr. Matt

Great “journalism” there, Greta. Idiots.

Fox is to Journalism what a Hooker is to Love. It’s a facsimile, devoid of any truth and only interested in the money.

20 Mattand  Oct 8, 2014 11:12:43am

Jim Hoft is like a bigoted, stupider version of Doug from Pixar’s Up, only he screams “ISIS!!!!” instead of “SQUIRELL!!!!”

21 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 11:13:33am

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because they would never consider crossing the Canadian border…

idiots

Shhh.

22 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 11:14:58am

re: #21 Editor in Chief

Shhh.

Beware of the ISIS terrorists crossing the Canadian border!
They’re armed with MAPLE SYRUP and they aren’t afraid to use it!!11!!!

23 whitebeach  Oct 8, 2014 11:16:24am

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because they would never consider crossing the Canadian border…

idiots

Not to mention thousands of miles of coastlines with countless inlets through which millions of gallons of booze during Prohibition and thousands of tons of drugs nowadays have been smuggled with maybe one shipment in a hundred interdicted.

24 Amory Blaine  Oct 8, 2014 11:16:39am

Weapons grade derp in the comments at that CBS ISIS story. Fucking stooges everywhere.

25 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 11:16:39am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

Beware of the ISIS terrorists crossing the Canadian border!
They’re armed with MAPLE SYRUP and they aren’t afraid to use it!!11!!!

And Canadian bacon wrapped Canadian cheddar.

26 Randall Gross  Oct 8, 2014 11:16:50am

I’ll reiterate what I’ve been saying for years: when real foreign terrorists do cross the border they come in from Canada, not Mexico.

27 klys  Oct 8, 2014 11:17:01am

re: #25 Editor in Chief

And Canadian bacon wrapped Canadian cheddar.

…now I want cheese.

28 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 11:17:24am

Anybody not using tweetdeck know where the twitter Me icon has gone?
Messages are now where Discover was.
Discover is now where Me was.
Me has disappeared.

Without “Me” you can’t see “Tweets” or “Tweets and Replies” in your own timeline!

29 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 11:18:34am

re: #27 klys

…now I want cheese.

Me too. I made some refried beans yesterday—gonna go make some nachos. Nom, nom, nom…

30 Randall Gross  Oct 8, 2014 11:19:04am

re: #28 ausador

Anybody not using tweetdeck know where the twitter Me icon has gone?
Messages are now where Discover was.
Discover is now where Me was.
Me has disappeared.

Without “Me” you can’t see “Tweets” or “Tweets and Replies” in your own timeline!

I don’t know, it’s all f’ed up, sometimes you can get your tweets to show up if you do a search for yourself and add the column, other times you just get a spinny.

31 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 11:19:21am

re: #26 Randall Gross

I’ll reiterate what I’ve been saying for years: when real terrorists do cross the border they come in from Canada, not Mexico.

They don’t even need to do that. They come in through airports, stay a while, become US citizens and then terrorize.

It’s not like they’re going to wear T-shirts proclaiming their terrorist intentions.

32 Pie-onist Overlord  Oct 8, 2014 11:19:45am
33 Amory Blaine  Oct 8, 2014 11:21:00am

That looks so good. Well done! !

34 klys  Oct 8, 2014 11:21:10am

re: #29 CuriousLurker

Me too. I made some refried beans yesterday—gonna go make some nachos. Nom, nom, nom…

I did a Mexican-style bean salad last night that came out pretty tasty. Tonight will be the macaroni and cheese that I was going to make weeks ago.

Finally.

35 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 11:21:16am

re: #28 ausador

Anybody not using tweetdeck know where the twitter Me icon has gone?
Messages are now where Discover was.
Discover is now where Me was.
Me has disappeared.

Without “Me” you can’t see “Tweets” or “Tweets and Replies” in your own timeline!

Just add a column with the “User” option, and enter your own Twitter username.

36 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 11:21:39am

re: #29 CuriousLurker

Me too. I made some refried beans yesterday—gonna go make some nachos. Nom, nom, nom…

Don’t forget the green onions and tomatoes and a glop of sour cream.

Sounds good. I might have to snack on that tonight. I have a few cans of fat free refried beans.

37 klys  Oct 8, 2014 11:21:54am

re: #28 ausador

Anybody not using tweetdeck know where the twitter Me icon has gone?
Messages are now where Discover was.
Discover is now where Me was.
Me has disappeared.

Without “Me” you can’t see “Tweets” or “Tweets and Replies” in your own timeline!

I tried adding a column of “user” and that seems to show my tweets but I really have no idea.

38 Amory Blaine  Oct 8, 2014 11:22:06am

Why put the bird vent in if there are cutouts in the crust?

39 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 11:22:35am

re: #28 ausador

Anybody not using tweetdeck know where the twitter Me icon has gone?
Messages are now where Discover was.
Discover is now where Me was.
Me has disappeared.

Without “Me” you can’t see “Tweets” or “Tweets and Replies” in your own timeline!

Click on the tiny version of your profile pic that’s between the search filed and the Tweet button on the upper right side of the page. That’ll give you a menu option to view your profile, which is where you’ll find all your Tweets.

40 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 11:23:25am

re:
#16

Great “journalism” there, Greta. Idiots.

“Hey, I’m just reporting what this congressman says here! It’s not my job to ask DHS or Border Patrol!!!1”

41 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 11:24:01am

re: #32 Pie-onist Overlord

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Now I want a piece of apple pie with a nice hunk of sharp cheddar, and a cup of strong black coffee.

All I have is Jalapeno Flavored Cheeze Doodles. I has a sad.

RBS

42 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 11:26:08am

re: #35 Charles Johnson

re: #37 klys

I’m pretty sure he’s talking about the web version of Twitter:

re: #28 ausador

Anybody not using tweetdeck know where the twitter Me icon has gone?

43 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 11:26:42am

re: #30 Randall Gross

I don’t know, it’s all f’ed up, sometimes you can get your tweets to show up if you do a search for yourself and add the column, other times you just get a spinny.

Click on your own username in one of your tweets in your “Home” screen and then click “go to full profile,” only way I can find to do it now. :(

44 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 11:28:47am
45 klys  Oct 8, 2014 11:29:16am

re: #42 CuriousLurker

I’m pretty sure he’s talking about the web version of Twitter:

…clearly another Diet Mountain Dew is called for.

46 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 11:29:23am

re: #43 ausador

Click on your own username in one of your tweets in your “Home” screen and then click “go to full profile,” only way I can find to do it now. :(

Can’t you just click your icon or username in the Home screen to go to your profile page? Works for me.

47 Skip Intro  Oct 8, 2014 11:29:37am

re: #44 Kragar

There are so many of those now it’s getting hard to see the ass through the boils.

48 Dr. Matt  Oct 8, 2014 11:30:19am

This should get Rand Paul’s hairpiece in a tizzy:

49 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 11:32:17am

re: #39 CuriousLurker

Click on the tiny version of your profile pic that’s between the search filed and the Tweet button on the upper right side of the page. That’ll give you a menu option to view your profile, which is where you’ll find all your Tweets.

That works too, so two clicks now just to see your own page. :(

(Edited to show correct post by CL, thanks. Also thanks to Charles for sharing same solution)

50 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 11:32:28am

re: #43 ausador

Click on your own username in one of your tweets in your “Home” screen and then click “go to full profile,” only way I can find to do it now. :(

I just answered you in my #39. Here’s a screenshot in case you need it:

51 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 11:32:30am

Previously at LGF

52 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 11:34:19am

All one of my co-workers had to do was nothing and he managed to fuck that up. A whole day of work wasted because the stupid fuck decided to reboot a server

53 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 11:35:00am

re: #49 ausador

That works too, so two clicks now just to see your own page. :(

So just bookmark your page and problem solved.

54 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 11:35:05am

re: #48 Dr. Matt

And watch for GOPers to again try to repeal the Antiquities Act, which grants the power to the President to do what he just did.

SS/DD.

55 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 11:35:49am

re: #51 Kragar

That video is no longer available.

56 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 11:37:19am

re: #55 lawhawk

That video is no longer available.

Thanks Obama

57 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 11:37:41am

re:
#48

Executive orders! Impeach!!11

58 Pie-onist Overlord  Oct 8, 2014 11:39:47am

re: #38 Amory Blaine

Why put the bird vent in if there are cutouts in the crust?

Looks prettier!

59 Pie-onist Overlord  Oct 8, 2014 11:39:55am
60 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 11:41:05am
61 nines09  Oct 8, 2014 11:41:35am

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) only said the ISIS was not a threat before he got the GOP memo to fan fear and confusion. SOP 24/7 for the Party Of No Principles.

62 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 11:42:45am

:(

63 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 11:43:25am

Next Border Patrol agent I see, I’m going to tell him that Duncan Hunter said I could just ask him about those ten ISIS guys they caught. He said, ‘Just ask ‘em!’

64 Pie-onist Overlord  Oct 8, 2014 11:44:18am

Stupidest Woman On The Internet making excuses for Hitler. Who’da thunk!!!

65 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 11:45:41am

re: #6

Duncan Hunter - haggling proves lying is part of Middle East culture. Okay not a bogus claim, but clearly someone who has never negotiated anything - whether it’s a car loan, a mortgage, or a bill in Congress

lawhawk

So, why does Duncan hate the Jews so much??? After all, historically who has been associated with money, bargaining, never paying retail? Inquiring minds want to know.

RBS

66 Randall Gross  Oct 8, 2014 11:47:44am

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Just add a column with the “User” option, and enter your own Twitter username.

When I do that it doesn’t always fill, it gives me a spinny.

67 Rightwingconspirator  Oct 8, 2014 11:48:30am

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

:(

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Why would they even do that? Was the dog infected?
Fuck, that’s sad.

68 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 11:49:28am
69 Randall Gross  Oct 8, 2014 11:49:40am

re: #66 Randall Gross

When I do that it doesn’t always fill, it gives me a spinny.

Could be just a Chrome thing though.

70 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 11:51:01am

Cool, can the US Gvt. now treat the US southern border areas like parts of Iraq and spend billions of dollars fixing their infrastructure?

71 Mike Lamb  Oct 8, 2014 11:53:56am

Well, DHS said no ISIL fighters were apprehended. What about ISIS fighters Mr. Smartypants?

72 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 11:54:37am

re: #70 b.d.

Cool, can the US Gvt. now treat the US southern border areas like parts of Iraq and spend billions of dollars fixing their infrastructure?

Wouldn’t that be nice. One of the last things Gabby Giffords worked on in Congress was trying to get cell phone coverage near the border. Think how many lives that would save. Locally, if you want to get coverage extended, just start a big-ass forest fire. The firefighters want to be able to communicate, so more towers are suddenly installed.

73 De Kolta Chair  Oct 8, 2014 11:54:40am

WHO ARE YOU GONNA BELIEVE, THE GOVERMENT OR A GUY WHO’S IN GOVERMENT????

74 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 11:54:47am

re: #70 b.d.

Cool, can the US Gvt. now treat the US southern border areas like parts of Iraq and spend billions of dollars fixing their infrastructure?

yea, but first we have to drop several hundred thousands pounds of explosive ordinance on it before we start. Not saying that’s a bad idea….

RBS

75 BeachDem  Oct 8, 2014 11:55:41am

re: #68 Kragar

I wish the letter writers would repent of poor spelling and grammar. Jeesh—spend a bit more time on your and you’re, and a bit less time being totally ignorant douchenozzles.

76 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 11:55:43am

re: #68 Kragar

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The Lord’s rules of grammar are certainly mysterious.

77 klys  Oct 8, 2014 11:55:59am

re: #68 Kragar

I suppose this is supposed to be an example of how much more tolerant Christian fundamentalists are, that they haven’t gone and executed these folks yet.

///

78 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 11:57:19am

re: #67 Rightwingconspirator

Why would they even do that? Was the dog infected?
Fuck, that’s sad.

Something about how maybe the ebola virus could be in dog pee and poop, even though they had no proof the dog was even infected.
They had no idea if it even could, but it might, so just kill the dog.

idiots.

79 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 11:57:47am

re: #49 ausador

That works too, so two clicks now just to see your own page. :(

(Edited to show correct post by CL, thanks. Also thanks to Charles for sharing same solution)

You can also save a bookmark directly to that page:

twitter.com

80 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 8, 2014 12:00:32pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

Something about how maybe the ebola virus could be in dog pee and poop, even though they had no proof the dog was even infected.
They had no idea if it even could, but it might, so just kill the dog.

idiots.

The Kincannon solution.
/

81 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 12:00:40pm
82 klys  Oct 8, 2014 12:01:11pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

He needs that $100 to promise to the lawyer for payment.

83 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 12:02:20pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

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here’s what that refers to:

84 Cheechako  Oct 8, 2014 12:09:47pm

re: #72 wrenchwench

Wouldn’t that be nice. One of the last things Gabby Giffords worked on in Congress was trying to get cell phone coverage near the border. Think how many lives that would save. Locally, if you want to get coverage extended, just start a big-ass forest fire. The firefighters want to be able to communicate, so more towers are suddenly installed.

Unfortunately the cell towers the fire fighters install are only temporary. They’re called “COWS” (Cells On Wheels”). I’ve worked in the Commo Units fot wild-land fires for many years. Once the fire is out they’re removed.

85 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 12:10:09pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hasn’t he welshed on other bets? A pretty significant one IIRC.

86 klys  Oct 8, 2014 12:11:35pm

re: #85 lawhawk

Hasn’t he welshed on other bets? A pretty significant one IIRC.

You might be thinking of DimJim’s bet with Wonkette.

87 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 12:12:20pm

re: #86 klys

Yup. That’s right. So easy to get the two confused.

88 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 12:12:47pm

Buckle up, lizards…we should be hearing from the fearmongers any minute:

89 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 12:13:54pm

Hadn’t heard that Erdogan had banned twitter and some other social media, ineffectively as it turns out…

Mediocre translation page here…
translate.google.com

90 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 12:14:46pm

re: #87 lawhawk

Yup. That’s right. So easy to get the two confused.

Turds of a feather and all that.

or is it

A turd by any other name would smell as vile?

91 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 12:16:31pm

re: #84 Cheechako

Unfortunately the cell towers the fire fighters install are only temporary. They’re called “COWS” (Cells On Wheels”). I’ve worked in the Commo Units fot wild-land fires for many years.

There’s a tiny town 60 miles from here that got a permanent upgrade. It was a HUGE fire two years ago, and they expected major flooding afterwards (which didn’t come until the following year).

Thanks for your fire-fighting service. That’s been your career, right? And you keep the other guys safe. Such hazardous work! A friend of mine is an EMT for the Forest Service.

92 klys  Oct 8, 2014 12:16:47pm

Just got notice that we will get our …second? Third? I’m losing track of how many replacement credit cards we have gotten because of data breaches at major retailers.

Pain in the ass.

93 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 12:16:51pm

re: #90 Editor in Chief

Turds of a feather and all that.

or is it

A turd by any other name would smell as vile?

I thought it was “What turd from yonder window pokes?”, but I could be mistaken

RBS

94 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 12:17:23pm

There’s supposed to be a presser at 3 pm CDT.

95 Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2014 12:17:52pm

So, to get my students in my four-hour intensive class this afternoon in the mood for Halloween, I decided to show them a film. But not your traditional Halloween fare….oh no.

I showed them David Fincher’s Zodiac, about the real-life Zodiac Killer. I started off by explaining the background of the case, and letting them know that film is based on actual events, with the names of the real people involved in the film.

After it was over - that great ending scene where Mike Mageau ID’d the late Arthur Leigh Allen as the man who shot him - and while ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ was still playing over the speakers, I wrapped up with this little extemporaneous spiel:

“In most films about serial killers, or slashers, or whatnot, the killer is easily identified as some kind of monster. Hannibal Lector, Jason, Freddy Krueger, or Norman Bates. It’s easy to see, especially in films like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street or what have you. But in real life, the monsters are the people waiting in line next to you at the Post Office, or sitting at the table at the pub drinking a beer - they could be your next-door neighbor, the person you work with, or if you’re really unlucky, maybe your brother-in-law or even your husband. In real life, you’ll never know who the monsters are, and sometimes……every now and then, they get away with it, just like the Zodiac Killer did. So keep that in mind, and Happy Halloween.”

I have a naturally gravelly voice that lends itself to such things, and one of the students, Sarka, you could see the shivers running down her spine and the hair on her arms standing up as I concluded the film. She said, “Well, I guess I’ll be sleeping with the lights on for the next ten years.”

They all loved the film, and none of them had ever seen it before.

96 Cheechako  Oct 8, 2014 12:20:17pm

re: #91 wrenchwench

There’s a tiny town 60 miles from here that got a permanent upgrade. It was a HUGE fire two years ago, and they expected major flooding afterwards (which didn’t come until the following year).

Thanks for your fire-fighting service. That’s been your career, right? And you keep the other guys safe. Such hazardous work! A friend of mine is an EMT for the Forest Service.

I’m actually a Forester but have been involved with wild-land firefighting for over 50 years. Started operating a shovel but now I’m retired but still get called out to work in Fire Camps running Commo Units.

97 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 12:21:08pm

re: #95 Dr Lizardo

So, to get my students in my four-hour intensive class this afternoon in the mood for Halloween, I decided to show them a film. But not your traditional Halloween fare….oh no.

I showed them David Fincher’s Zodiac, about the real-life Zodiac Killer. I started off by explaining the background of the case, and letting them know that film is based on actual events, with the names of the real people involved in the film.

After it was over - that great ending scene where Mike Mageau ID’d the late Arthur Leigh Allen as the man who shot him - and while ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ was still playing over the speakers, I wrapped up with this little extemporaneous spiel:

“In most films about serial killers, or slashers, or whatnot, the killer is easily identified as some kind of monster. Hannibal Lector, Jason, Freddy Krueger, or Norman Bates. It’s easy to see, especially in films like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street or what have you. But in real life, the monsters are the people waiting in line next to you at the Post Office, or sitting at the table at the pub drinking a beer - they could be your next-door neighbor, the person you work with, or if you’re really unlucky, maybe your brother-in-law or even your husband. In real life, you’ll never know who the monsters are, and sometimes……every now and then, they get away with it, just like the Zodiac Killer did. So keep that in mind, and Happy Halloween.”

I have a naturally gravelly voice that lends itself to such things, and one of the students, ᘊrka, you could see the shivers running down her spine and the hair on her arms standing up as I concluded the film. She said, “Well, I guess I’ll be sleeping with the lights on for the next ten years.”

They all loved the film, and none of them had ever seen it before.

For some reason, I read your spiel in my inner Max von Sydow voice…. totally worked.

RBS

98 Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2014 12:21:58pm

re: #97 RealityBasedSteve

For some reason, I read your spiel in my inner Max von Sydow voice…. totally worked.

RBS

Yeah, Max von Sydow’s voice works really good for that as well.

LOL

99 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 12:23:38pm
100 Shiplord Kirel  Oct 8, 2014 12:25:37pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

Buckle up, lizards…we should be hearing from the fearmongers any minute:

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Odd coincidence from last week:
Frisco Student Arrested For Creating False Ebola Scare

FRISCO (cbsdfw.com) - A high school student is in police custody after posting an article on Twitter containing inaccurate reports of Ebola cases in Frisco, Texas.

The false news article, which specifically mentioned Frisco schools, prompted multiple inquiries to the district from concerned parents. Numerous students also stayed home instead of attending class.

The news article appears to have been a doctored image from a local news site.

101 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 12:25:55pm

An entertaining article written by an American Muslim convert. When the #MuslimApologies thing was going on a couple of weeks ago she tweeted:

And ended up with a bunch of marriage proposals from jihadis:

I’m a Blonde Tattooed Girl From Texas. Why Are ISIS Fighters Tweeting Marriage Proposals to Me?

[…]

If you were to pass me on the street, you would never suspect I’m a Muslim: I don’t wear hijab. I have platinum blonde hair and blue eyes. And I am heavily tattooed. I grew up in Texas and was raised Southern Baptist. I use the word “y’all” a lot—and not ironically. But I am Muslim. I also speak Arabic and hold a Master’s degree in International Security with a focus on terrorism and the Middle East. Several years ago, I realized that although I had long studied, analyzed, and written about Islamic political theory and how jihadist ideologues like Osama bin Laden use the Qur’an to justify their heinous acts of violence, I had never actually read the Qur’an. So I read it—and what I found in its pages changed my life. I found answers to questions about faith and belief and morality that had been plaguing me since my youth. I found the connection to God I thought I had lost. And three years ago, I converted to Islam.

[…]

newrepublic.com

She might be an interesting person to follow on Twitter.

102 dog philosopher  Oct 8, 2014 12:29:26pm

atrios comments “genius, really”:

Conservative Columnist: Is The Government Orchestrating The Ebola Crisis To Confiscate Guns?

WND’s Brittany: Ebola And “Disposable FEMA Coffins” Could Point To “Martial Law”

has anybody here covered this one yet?

anyway, my question is what th fuck is a “disposable coffin”??

103 klys  Oct 8, 2014 12:31:07pm

re: #101 CuriousLurker

An entertaining article written by an American Muslim convert. When the #MuslimApologies thing was going on a couple of weeks ago she tweeted:

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And ended up with a bunch of marriage proposals from jihadis:

She might be an interesting person to follow on Twitter.

Quite probably my favorite line from the whole thing:

Well it turns out that you don’t become a propaganda juggernaut by conscientiously vetting your sources or fact-checking. Who knew?

104 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 12:31:10pm

re: #102 dog philosopher

anyway, my question is what th fuck is a “disposable coffin”??

All of them.

105 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 12:32:11pm

And like that, Justice Kennedy lifts the stay on SSM in Idaho NV. [fixed]

106 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 12:33:49pm

Jim’s post is now totally changed: Breaking: JUVENILE ARRESTED in Dallas Over Ebola Hoax | the Gateway Pundit

107 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 12:33:54pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

As opposed to the reusable coffin.

Youtube Video

(see 2:30 mark)

108 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 12:34:04pm
109 klys  Oct 8, 2014 12:34:55pm

re: #105 lawhawk

Seems to still be in effect for Idaho?

I think there was confusion over whether the stay had applied to NV too and so this was more a clarification.

110 Bubblehead II  Oct 8, 2014 12:36:04pm

re: #105 lawhawk

And like that, Justice Kennedy lifts the stay on SSM in Idaho.

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111 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 12:37:25pm

re: #108 Kragar

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He is never going to be able to hang out at the “Macho Man Barber and Tattoo Shop” again.

RBS

112 Ace-o-aces  Oct 8, 2014 12:38:01pm

re: #108 Kragar

113 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 12:38:17pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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Jim’s post is now totally changed: Breaking: JUVENILE ARRESTED in Dallas Over Ebola Hoax | the Gateway Pundit

Give him a few more minutes.
See my comment at # 88. Press conference at 3 p.m. CDT

114 RealityBasedSteve  Oct 8, 2014 12:39:36pm

re: #102 dog philosopher

atrios comments “genius, really”:

Conservative Columnist: Is The Government Orchestrating The Ebola Crisis To Confiscate Guns?

WND’s Brittany: Ebola And “Disposable FEMA Coffins” Could Point To “Martial Law”

has anybody here covered this one yet?

anyway, my question is what th fuck is a “disposable coffin”??

I think you get them at Costco…. they come in a shrink-wrapped pack of 6 I believe. Costco Coffins

115 aagcobb  Oct 8, 2014 12:40:39pm

This story looks legitimate:

wfaa.com

116 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 12:41:07pm

re: #114 RealityBasedSteve

I think you get them at Costco…. they come in a shrink-wrapped pack of 6 I believe. Costco Coffins

Where are the folded cardboard coffins, aisle 5 or aisle 666?

117 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 12:44:36pm

re: #102 dog philosopher

atrios comments “genius, really”:

Conservative Columnist: Is The Government Orchestrating The Ebola Crisis To Confiscate Guns?

WND’s Brittany: Ebola And “Disposable FEMA Coffins” Could Point To “Martial Law”

has anybody here covered this one yet?

anyway, my question is what th fuck is a “disposable coffin”??

They are the burial vaults stored by the thousands by FEMA in georgia and other locations, they are not coffins, coffins go inside them.

Big conspiracy theory fodder since FEMA has stockpiles of these things scattered around the country, they bought almost a billion dollars worth of them. Why? Hell if I really know, never bothered trying to debunk this particular meme so I haven’t done any research.

118 Shiplord Kirel  Oct 8, 2014 12:46:02pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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Jim’s post is now totally changed: Breaking: JUVENILE ARRESTED in Dallas Over Ebola Hoax | the Gateway Pundit

It appears that Hoft didn’t fall for a hoax (today’s story appears legit), but is so dumb he thought he did and substituted the five-day-old hoax story instead. These are two different stories, though there may be a connection of sorts if today’s story also turns out to be a hoax.

119 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 12:47:19pm

hmmm…

120 Ace-o-aces  Oct 8, 2014 12:47:56pm

re: #102 dog philosopher

Conservative Columnist: Is The Government Orchestrating The Ebola Crisis To Confiscate Guns?

I wonder if anyone has ever tried to confiscate this person’s guns. My guess, no.

121 Lidane  Oct 8, 2014 12:49:36pm

122 Rightwingconspirator  Oct 8, 2014 12:52:30pm
123 Shiplord Kirel  Oct 8, 2014 12:53:55pm

This is getting murky. There have been two different ebola-related stories from Frisco Texas in recent days.

Teen arrested in ebola hoax (This is from October 3 and involved nothing more than a fake story on social media)

Possible ebola case at Frisco clinic. (This is from today and involves the actual medical community and multiple reports from credible sources)

124 Varek Raith  Oct 8, 2014 12:56:20pm

FREAK OUT11!11!1ty

125 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 12:57:39pm
126 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 12:58:13pm

re: #68 Kragar

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That letter reminds me of what I was reading last night about how if a child was baptized as a Christian (even in secret without the parents’ permission or knowledge), church officials could and did come in and take the child away to be raised as a Christian. I can’t even imagine…

Looks like a modified version of the practice was going on right up into the post-war 1940’s:

Jewish children hidden twice over by the Church
A French historian examines a 1946 directive forbidding Catholic authorities from handing over baptized Jewish children to their families after the Holocaust

PARIS — Reopening a scandal that broke in 2004, the new French book “L’Eglise de France et les enfants juifs” (“The French Church and Jewish Children”) is a 10-year investigation into one of the most controversial post-war Catholic Church policies.

The book, which recently hit French bookstores, opens with a October 23, 1946, directive from the French Apostolic Nunciature that author Catherine Poujol found in the Church Archives in 2004 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, a commune in the southwestern area of Paris.

Leaked to the Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera without her permission on December 28, 2004, the document — written in French and “approved by the Holy Father” — forbids Catholic authorities from allowing Jewish children who had been sheltered by Catholics and baptized to be returned to their families and communities. […]

timesofisrael.com

127 Jenner7  Oct 8, 2014 12:59:01pm

re: #117 ausador

mediamatters.org

Whoops, you just posted that. Sorry, I should have actually clicked the link. Doh!

128 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 12:59:49pm

re:
#102

Is The Government Orchestrating The Ebola Crisis To Confiscate Guns?

Hey, we’re just asking questions here….

But more like—

“Are wingnut bloggers hyping Ebola to scare-monger about gunz some more and to fleece their followers for moar cash?”

Hey, I’m just asking questions…

129 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:01:28pm

I could actually think of a few literary examples, but I really don’t want to be a dick

130 Lidane  Oct 8, 2014 1:02:04pm
131 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:07:15pm
132 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 8, 2014 1:07:44pm

re: #126 CuriousLurker

There’s a long history of that in the church. They cover similar stuff in that book I mentioned, The medieval Underworld. The church would try to convert Jews or run them out of towns (even kill them). For a long time Jews were treated just like the gypsies.

133 blueraven  Oct 8, 2014 1:07:47pm

Could be anything but…

134 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 1:08:36pm

re: #75 BeachDem

I wish the letter writers would repent of poor spelling and grammar. Jeesh—spend a bit more time on your and you’re, and a bit less time being totally ignorant douchenozzles.

God knows what they mean. God knows everything.

And that is why hopefully the god they believe in will slap them upside the head a good one for totally missing the teachings their god supposedly taught them.

Hate in the name of God.

You are doing it wrong. Bozos.

135 Lidane  Oct 8, 2014 1:08:42pm
136 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 1:09:02pm

re:
#130

I’m sure Who Is John Galt? will solve the Ebola Crisis problem.

//

137 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 1:09:58pm

re: #80 Feline Fearless Leader

The Kincannon solution.
/

Oh that. Can we use that on Kincannon?

///

138 Vogon Poetry  Oct 8, 2014 1:10:04pm

re: #117 ausador

Snopes debunked that nonsense earlier this year.

As the Morgan County Citizen reported in 2008, tens of thousands of these liners were stored on leased land in Madison, Georgia, back in the 1990s by their manufacturer, the nearby Vantage Products Corporation (based in Covington, Georgia), for distribution to other areas on an as-needed basis. Since the coffin liners are made to withstand the elements, there was no need for Vantage to store them indoors, so they simply leased a large, unused outdoor field for use as a warehouse.

The photo was taken back in 2008.

139 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 1:10:52pm

re: #136 Bulworth

re:
#130

I’m sure Who Is John Galt? will solve the Ebola Crisis problem.

//

By hiding out in Galt’s Gulch until the epidemic burns itself out?

140 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 1:11:02pm

re:
#135

Mat Staver predicts gay marriage will ruin straight marriages, the economy and civilization itself

I thought The End Times was going to ruin civilization itself? Is that not the plan anymore?
//

141 CuriousLurker  Oct 8, 2014 1:11:17pm

re: #132 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

There’s a long history of that in the church. They cover similar stuff in that book I mentioned, The medieval Underworld. The church would try to convert Jews or run them out of towns (even kill them). For a long time Jews were treated just like the gypsies.

That book is on my Amazon list. I’m still only about 2/3 of the way through the current one (I’m reading it slowly because some most of it is really disturbing, so I end up switching to something else for a while).

142 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 1:13:55pm

4 MORE!!! They’re coming over in waves now!!!!!!

143 Charles Johnson  Oct 8, 2014 1:14:18pm

re: #133 blueraven

Could be anything but…

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It’s probably going to be another false alarm, but it’s a good thing he’s being cautious.

144 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 1:14:51pm
“ISIS in Iraq and Syria is not an existential threat to us. They’re not going to harm the United States,” Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, told Fox News. “They’re bad guys, yes, but a bunch of guys wearing pajamas pushing up logs, they are not an existential threat to us like North Korea is, like Iran is, like Pakistan is.”

Iran is an existential threat to the U.S.? Does Hunter know who Iran’s newest best buddy is these days—Our new Liberation Government in Iraq?

After many years of saber rattling about Iran, it’s a bit of a puzzle that we don’t hear too much of that anymore.

145 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:14:53pm

re: #142 b.d.

4 MORE!!! They’re coming over in waves now!!!!!!

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His “source”? Judicial Watch.

146 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 1:17:12pm

re:
#142

Well whatever Alex Jones reports has to be true.

//

147 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 1:17:36pm

WHY ISN’T RICK PERRY TAKING CREDIT FOR HIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS CATCHING ISIS MEMBERS?!?!?!?

148 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 8, 2014 1:17:47pm

Here’s some good news

The plunge in renewable prices continues, and over the last 5 years, wind has resumed its plunge as well. Their numbers show an average price decline over the last 5 years of 78% for utility scale solar and 58% for wind.

149 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 1:18:32pm

Why has Obummer gone Chamberlain appeaser on Iran?

///

150 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 8, 2014 1:19:38pm

re: #148 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Here’s some good news

Well, the wind supply is growing given the way the GOP and media have been going. And it looks like the supply of it, like stupidity, might prove infinite.
//

151 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:20:55pm

Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon accepted an application for a marriage license from a lesbian couple on Wednesday. He said he would issue it after the mandatory 24-hour waiting period, unless a higher court intervened to block him.

“As a result of the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court on (Monday), the Charleston County Probate Court is required to accept and issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples,” the judge said in a statement.

152 blueraven  Oct 8, 2014 1:23:09pm

Doesn’t say anything about fever. Hopefully just a stomach virus or something not serious.

153 jaunte  Oct 8, 2014 1:24:25pm

From today’s Fox Projection Department email:

154 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 1:26:03pm

re: #152 blueraven

Doesn’t say anything about fever. Hopefully just a stomach virus or something not serious.

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Dr Frieden in the presser just now said the new patient did not have direct contact with Thomas Duncan and does not have definitive symptoms.

155 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 1:28:48pm

They are really going to have to watch what they say in these Ebola related news releases about possible cases.

The freaking out will have already gone full scale by the time they get the report out they are being cautious.

And of course, no matter what they say, the media is going to go full bore frenzy news no matter what.

I hope this all goes away soon. Because before it is over and forgotten someone(s) are going to be injured or killed over the freak out. Heart attacks, fights, shootings…somehow all will be a part of the scare. This is America. Sadly you can almost count on someone losing it and going after a ‘carrier’ or a ‘suspected Ebola contagious person’ out in public or the like.

I wanna be wrong.

156 Lidane  Oct 8, 2014 1:29:05pm

re: #145 Kragar

His “source”? Judicial Watch.

I’m still amazed that Larry Klayman’s head didn’t explode when Bill Clinton got more popular after being impeached.

157 Bubblehead II  Oct 8, 2014 1:30:14pm

re: #151 Kragar

Now if only Kennedy would lift his stay on Idaho SSM.

158 Varek Raith  Oct 8, 2014 1:31:59pm

re: #153 jaunte

From today’s Fox Projection Department email:
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Dear BillO,
Irrelevant.
Dead is dead whether they feared our missile hitting them or not.

159 Jenner7  Oct 8, 2014 1:32:53pm

Police Pepper-Spray Black Teen After He Entered White Foster Parents’ Home

talkingpointsmemo.com

Ugh..

160 A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2014 1:33:07pm

I just wanted to thank everyone who wished us well in the post below. It’s been quite a day here. Having even the slightest emotional support means more than you all have any idea. So thank you. And Charles, for making this as safe a place as he can for all of us, it helps make a good community. It matters.

Husband got an email, asking, I swear to god, if he is willing to relocate to Denver. FOR A JOB IN DENVER. This does not bode well for our hero. Nothing about the money yet, we shall see.

The tour of the job center with The Son went well. But I about lost it. For the first time ever, he looked at a total stranger and introduced himself and then said “I am Autistic”. I didn’t cry til we got home, but I’m still kinda weepy over that. His VR case worker still hasn’t sent them a referral for this yet and I have to wonder WTF the hold up is. I’m still not sure if this is the place he needs to be, but they will do aptitude evaluations and career planning and other stuff that will be helpful. So I remain guardedly optimistic.

161 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 1:34:17pm

re: #153 jaunte

From today’s Fox Projection Department email:
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Which enemies?
Why are they enemies?
Are they enemies because they fear the US?
How much do ISIS members have to fear the US to stop doing what they do?
If they fear being nuked (for example) by the US would that make them stop or would it increase their ranks and make them go underground until they can strike in the continental US?

162 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:34:19pm
163 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 1:35:51pm

re: #160 A Mom Anon

I just wanted to thank everyone who wished us well in the post below. It’s been quite a day here. Having even the slightest emotional support means more than you all have any idea. So thank you. And Charles, for making this as safe a place as he can for all of us, it helps make a good community. It matters.

Husband got an email, asking, I swear to god, if he is willing to relocate to Denver. FOR A JOB IN DENVER. This does not bode well for our hero. Nothing about the money yet, we shall see.

The tour of the job center with The Son went well. But I about lost it. For the first time ever, he looked at a total stranger and introduced himself and then said “I am Autistic”. I didn’t cry til we got home, but I’m still kinda weepy over that. His VR case worker still hasn’t sent them a referral for this yet and I have to wonder WTF the hold up is. I’m still not sure if this is the place he needs to be, but they will do aptitude evaluations and career planning and other stuff that will be helpful. So I remain guardedly optimistic.

Oh man!

164 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 1:36:14pm

re: #160 A Mom Anon

I just wanted to thank everyone who wished us well in the post below. It’s been quite a day here. Having even the slightest emotional support means more than you all have any idea. So thank you. And Charles, for making this as safe a place as he can for all of us, it helps make a good community. It matters.

Husband got an email, asking, I swear to god, if he is willing to relocate to Denver. FOR A JOB IN DENVER. This does not bode well for our hero. Nothing about the money yet, we shall see.

The tour of the job center with The Son went well. But I about lost it. For the first time ever, he looked at a total stranger and introduced himself and then said “I am Autistic”. I didn’t cry til we got home, but I’m still kinda weepy over that. His VR case worker still hasn’t sent them a referral for this yet and I have to wonder WTF the hold up is. I’m still not sure if this is the place he needs to be, but they will do aptitude evaluations and career planning and other stuff that will be helpful. So I remain guardedly optimistic.

Good luck to you Mom Anon. Man the battle stations, hold the fort…damn the torpedoes and all that!

165 Randall Gross  Oct 8, 2014 1:41:49pm

Wow - pink bits….

digbysblog.blogspot.com

166 iossarian  Oct 8, 2014 1:41:51pm

re: #160 A Mom Anon

Husband got an email, asking, I swear to god, if he is willing to relocate to Denver. FOR A JOB IN DENVER. This does not bode well for our hero. Nothing about the money yet, we shall see.

You’d be surprised - increasingly we’re seeing people apply for jobs who think they’re going to be able to do it remotely. So that’s a form question that pretty much gets asked of everyone now. I wouldn’t read too much into it.

Good luck with all the other stuff too!

167 Justanotherhuman  Oct 8, 2014 1:42:16pm

Shit, shit, shit.

News reports are that people are “stocking up on Ebola supplies”, whatever the fuck that means.

RIP, Mr. Duncan.

168 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:42:16pm
169 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 1:44:44pm

re:
#161

Which enemies?

Whichever enemies Fox says are our enemies.

Why are they enemies?

Because of our Freedom. Or because of gay marriage. Or because Obama goes on Apology tours all the time.

///

170 A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2014 1:46:20pm

re: #166 iossarian

But the job is for a maintenance supervisor for about 15 apartment complexes, you kinda have to be there for that. Those wrenches and wires and pipes don’t work all by themselves…..

171 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 1:46:32pm

From what I have seen on the twitters the Kurds aren’t rioting because Turkey refuses to send troops to Kobani. They are rioting because Turkey wont allow ammo, other supplies, and reinforcement fighters to cross the Turkish border to Kobani.

172 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 1:47:30pm

New Frisco/Dallas fears:

173 Bubblehead II  Oct 8, 2014 1:48:17pm
174 Varek Raith  Oct 8, 2014 1:48:24pm

WTS; Ebola Survival Gear

175 Romantic Heretic  Oct 8, 2014 1:48:30pm

re: #139 ausador

By hiding out in Galt’s Gulch until the epidemic burns itself out?

In such a case I’d be a dick and pull a WoW move on them.

176 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 1:48:58pm

re: #165 Randall Gross

Wow - pink bits….

digbysblog.blogspot.com

Komen shows again how to do a publicity disaster. I hope this one proves to be a disaster for them.

177 Varek Raith  Oct 8, 2014 1:49:58pm

re: #175 Romantic Heretic

In such a case I’d be a dick and pull a WoW move on them.

I remember that.
Heh.

178 blueraven  Oct 8, 2014 1:50:13pm

re: #172 b.d.


179 calochortus  Oct 8, 2014 1:50:17pm

re: #165 Randall Gross

Wow - pink bits….

digbysblog.blogspot.com

WTF?

180 iossarian  Oct 8, 2014 1:51:00pm

re: #170 A Mom Anon

But the job is for a maintenance supervisor for about 15 apartment complexes, you kinda have to be there for that. Those wrenches and wires and pipes don’t work all by themselves…..

Hmm. Well, it may still be a standard HR box to check. In any case, sending waves of positivity your way!

181 HappyWarrior  Oct 8, 2014 1:51:23pm

re: #153 jaunte

From today’s Fox Projection Department email:
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Man what an insecure little idiot. Tell me Billy, did Bin Laden fear us when he did 9/11 during a Republican presidency or do you save this “fear” stuff during Democratic presidents because Obama doesn’t act like a jackass by saying stupid stuff like “Bring em on” to make knuckledraggers like you and your viewers feel better.

182 jaunte  Oct 8, 2014 1:51:32pm

re: #174 Varek Raith

WTS; Ebola Survival Gear

Duct tape helmet with airtight face mask.

183 Pie-onist Overlord  Oct 8, 2014 1:53:04pm
184 ausador  Oct 8, 2014 1:53:04pm

re: #172 b.d.

New Frisco/Dallas fears:

Son: ” I don’t want this to get blown out of proportion. We are 100% confident my dad doesn’t have Ebola

There goes his job, tomorrows press release:
“Office Depot does not have Ebola! The person seen on the news last night wearing a office depot uniform no longer works for us and is not a threat to our customers. We reiterate, no employee of Office Depot has had any contact with the Ebola victim or anyone who by chance had contact with him.”

185 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 1:53:27pm

I am supposed to be working on a database right now.

Why am I not doing that?

186 Dr Lizardo  Oct 8, 2014 1:54:02pm

re: #171 ausador

From what I have seen on the twitters the Kurds aren’t rioting because Turkey refuses to send troops to Kobani. They are rioting because Turkey wont allow ammo, other supplies, and reinforcement fighters to cross the Turkish border to Kobani.

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That seems to be what it is; the Kurds are livid that Turkey won’t allow them to cross the border to fight against IS.

I think Turkey’s rather quietly pleased that IS is “solving” their PKK/PYD/Kurdish separatist issue. That being said, if IS makes a move against the Suleyman Shah tomb near Aleppo - that being a sovereign Turkish extraterritorial concession - then Turkey would go after IS in a major way.

Simply put, they’re using IS as a cat’s paw to get rid of the PKK/PYD, and then in turn, they’ll dispose of IS once IS has outlived its usefulness. And who knows? Maybe they’ll figure they can use that as a reason to go after Assad as well. I doubt the Syrian military in its current condition would pose much of a threat to the Turkish military in a conventional order of battle. For the Syrians, it would be a debacle of the first order. But then again, let’s say Turkey launched a full-on invasion of Syria…..Russia would have the caniption fit to end all caniption fits. I doubt they’d be pleased by what would look to them like a NATO invasion of a Russian client state.

187 ObserverArt  Oct 8, 2014 1:54:33pm

re: #185 Editor in Chief

I am supposed to be working on a database right now.

Why am I not doing that?

Obama.

188 dholmes32  Oct 8, 2014 1:54:54pm

re: #141 CuriousLurker

That book is on my Amazon list. I’m still only about 2/3 of the way through the current one (I’m reading it slowly because some most of it is really disturbing, so I end up switching to something else for a while).

There’s another book that came out a few years back called “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,” where a six-year-old Italian Jewish boy had been baptized secretly during an illness by his nurse. The police later showed up to take him away because in the Papal States, it was illegal for a non-Catholic to raise a Catholic child. He was raised in the church and became a priest.

en.wikipedia.org

The whole notion of taking a child away like that makes me sick to my stomach.

189 Romantic Heretic  Oct 8, 2014 1:55:23pm

re: #162 Kragar

the officers, who told her that her foster son had been threatening and belligerent.

Meaning he had the fucking nerve to ask them what they were doing there.

190 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:55:38pm

re: #185 Editor in Chief

I am supposed to be working on a database right now.

Why am I not doing that?

Because you don’t want to?

191 iossarian  Oct 8, 2014 1:56:47pm

re: #190 Kragar

Because you don’t want to?

Way to go, party of personal responsibility!

192 Stanley Seabola  Oct 8, 2014 1:58:15pm

re: #165 Randall Gross

Wow - pink bits….

digbysblog.blogspot.com

Komen is a joke. They had so much clout, then their RWNJ president tossed it all away.

193 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 1:58:25pm

re: #189 Romantic Heretic

Meaning he had the fucking nerve to ask them what they were doing there.

“No charges were filed against him.”

For the crime of being black in his own home and asking why the cops were harassing him

194 leftynyc  Oct 8, 2014 1:59:19pm

re: #192 Stanley Sea

That whole mess made me a monthly contributor to Planned Parenthood. I can’t remember a “brand” getting so destroyed so quickly before that.

195 Ace-o-aces  Oct 8, 2014 2:00:07pm

re: #183 Pie-onist Overlord

196 Kragar  Oct 8, 2014 2:00:56pm
197 dholmes32  Oct 8, 2014 2:01:11pm

re: #165 Randall Gross

Wow - pink bits….

digbysblog.blogspot.com

Reminds me of what I saw last week at a Mall*Wart in New Mexico: a worker having to armwrestle a 3 foot by 3 foot by 6 foot cardboard display packed with Komen for the Cure pinkwashing crap. And when I came back through the same area a bit later, the worker was explaining to another worker how they had to take everything out of the display and put it on hanging pegs. Yikes.

198 Editor in Chief  Oct 8, 2014 2:02:08pm

re: #190 Kragar

Because you don’t want to?

Uh. Yah.

199 dholmes32  Oct 8, 2014 2:02:10pm

re: #195 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

And the skull and “voodoo” could be part of the Santa Muerte belief system, which is real popular among smugglers, both drug and people.

200 b.d.  Oct 8, 2014 2:03:10pm

How to win hearts and minds in the Middle East & Persia

DONE!

201 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 2:04:18pm

re:
#183

Voodoo Necklace, Skull Only Mention of Ebola on U.S. Border Patrol Website

Why US gov no warning US about Ebola coming across Border?!?!?!???!!?!??!?!?!

202 dholmes32  Oct 8, 2014 2:04:40pm

re: #200 b.d.

How to win hearts and minds in the Middle East & Persia

[Embedded content]

DONE!

I guess Comcast got the contract for Iranian internet service?

203 Justanotherhuman  Oct 8, 2014 2:04:47pm

I’m going to be very, very upset if the frenzied masses do something really stupid—like “stocking up on Ebola supplies”. I can just hear the survivalist types, the “preppers”, et al…

washingtonpost.com

Hospital: ‘Possible Ebola patient’ who traveled to Liberia is at Inglewood, Calif., hospital as a precaution; taken by ambulance from Los Angeles airport, does not have symptoms - @KTLA
read more on ktla.com

These are case-by-case situations. Simply by being in some part of West Africa doesn’t necessarily mean that you were exposed to the virus. OTOH, I’d readily submit to testing and whatever else to ensure my own good health and that of the public.

204 A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2014 2:04:48pm

re: #188 dholmes32

Do some research on the American Indian “schools” on the reservations sometime. Basically the reservations were divided up between the bigger churches and they built schools on reservations to “cure the savages”, pretty much by any means with no regulation or supervision. That shit only stopped in the 1990’s and to some degree it still goes on via the foster care system. There is currently a truth and reconciliation process going on in Maine with the Wabanaki tribes and the horrendous stories some of the survivors are telling are just heartbreaking. It’s happened all over the US and Canada. Lots of Indian children were ripped from loving homes and placed into Hell.

205 wrenchwitch  Oct 8, 2014 2:06:29pm

re: #199 dholmes32

And the skull and “voodoo” could be part of the Santa Muerte belief system, which is real popular among smugglers, both drug and people.

From the CPB website:

A traveler from the African nation of Gabon arrived June 18 with a necklace made of mandrill teeth. A mandrill is a primate closely related to the baboon. The passenger claimed to be a voodoo priest and he said he used the necklace for spiritual rituals. In consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), a decision was made July 3 to destroy the necklace due to the possible introduction of Ebola, HIV, monkey pox or other viruses or diseases.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists encountered this primate skull with feathers May 22, 2014 at Washington Dulles International Airport. (CBP Photo/Handout)

On May 22, CBP officers discovered a primate skull in the baggage of a traveler from Russia. The skull was not cleaned, and it was topped by feathers that also were not cleaned. The passenger claimed she purchased the skull in Togo and that skull was a token of “good luck.” In consultation with CDC and USFWS, a decision was made June 25 to destroy the skull for the same reason as the primate teeth necklace. The contaminated feathers also presented an avian disease risk as well.

No connection to Mexico at all.

206 dholmes32  Oct 8, 2014 2:06:37pm

re: #204 A Mom Anon

Do some research on the American Indian “schools” on the reservations sometime. Basically the reservations were divided up between the bigger churches and they built schools on reservations to “cure the savages”, pretty much by any means with no regulation or supervision. That shit only stopped in the 1990’s and to some degree it still goes on via the foster care system. There is currently a truth and reconciliation process going on in Maine with the Wabanaki tribes and the horrendous stories some of the survivors are telling are just heartbreaking. It’s happened all over the US and Canada. Lots of Indian children were ripped from loving homes and placed into Hell.

I know about this. My grandfather was sent to an Indian school in Oklahoma. It “worked.” It also deprived his descendants of a heritage. :(

207 calochortus  Oct 8, 2014 2:06:39pm

re: #192 Stanley Sea

Komen is a joke. They had so much clout, then their RWNJ president tossed it all away.

Plus, while at one point there was a reason to make it OK to talk about breast cancer, and “awareness” was an issue, it isn’t so much any more. They stuck like a burr to their original mission of talking about breast cancer and didn’t recognize that their success in that area made it less important.

208 Bulworth  Oct 8, 2014 2:06:59pm

re:
#203

‘Possible Ebola patient’ who traveled to Liberia is at Inglewood, Calif., hospital as a precaution; taken by ambulance from Los Angeles airport, does not have symptoms -

Hmmm, I wonder where all the people are who were blocking buses of migrant children—thought they’d want to block this person from their neighborhood as well.

half sarc/

209 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 8, 2014 2:11:44pm

re: #207 calochortus

Plus, while at one point there was a reason to make it OK to talk about breast cancer, and “awareness” was an issue, it isn’t so much any more. They stuck like a burr to their original mission of talking about breast cancer and didn’t recognize that their success in that area made it less important.

And they spend so little on research for “the cure” and instead bloat their budget with overhead, fundraising and salary expenses.

210 Pie-onist Overlord  Oct 8, 2014 2:14:58pm

re: #204 A Mom Anon

Do some research on the American Indian “schools” on the reservations sometime. Basically the reservations were divided up between the bigger churches and they built schools on reservations to “cure the savages”, pretty much by any means with no regulation or supervision. That shit only stopped in the 1990’s and to some degree it still goes on via the foster care system. There is currently a truth and reconciliation process going on in Maine with the Wabanaki tribes and the horrendous stories some of the survivors are telling are just heartbreaking. It’s happened all over the US and Canada. Lots of Indian children were ripped from loving homes and placed into Hell.

Still happening in Europe to the Roma.

211 A Mom Anon  Oct 8, 2014 2:24:36pm

re: #207 calochortus

I can’t tell you how crazy this makes me. And heaven help me if I say anything to anyone about Komen being a bullshit organization these days. There are plenty of other places to send your money that actually help people. October is especially awful. And if I say a word I am an asshole. They prey upon people who have lost loved ones to breast cancer and put themselves out there as the ONLY people who represent patients and their families.

This drill bit thing is beyond the pale, they need to be HOUNDED to bits (see what I did there?) over this bullshit. They’re just phoning it in now.


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