Breaking: Andrew Cuomo Backs Down - Health Workers Exposed to Ebola Will Self-Quarantine at Home

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At a press conference just a few minutes ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he’s backing down (he didn’t use those words, of course) on his mandatory quarantine order for health workers exposed to Ebola, and will now let them self-quarantine in their own homes instead of at a government facility.

This is basically the same policy Doctors Without Borders already had in place.

Will New Jersey’s Chris Christie be next to walk back his ill-advised and unscientific quarantine order?

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367 comments

1 Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2014 5:39:01pm

There is this little problem. Most of the transiting health workers at JFK probably don’t live in NY.

2 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 5:41:33pm

I doubt Christie will back down. He needs to make up for those pictures with the President, so “standing up” to him and being an utter asshole while doing it will help some wingnuts forget. Plus you can be sure he’ll keep this incident in his back pocket for when immigration comes up during the primary debates.

3 PhillyPretzel  Oct 26, 2014 5:42:03pm

As for Christie backing down, probably not. If he does back down he will be shamed into doing it.

4 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 5:42:45pm

re: #1 Decatur Deb

There is this little problem. Most of the transiting health workers at JFK probably don’t live in NY.

Doctors Without Borders already advises their health workers to stay at home and monitor their health.

This is a non-issue. It always was. All of this “mandatory quarantine” stuff is purely political.

5 calochortus  Oct 26, 2014 5:43:16pm

So, let me get this straight. The way to deal with a health crisis is to make medical professionals stay home?
Got it.

6 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 5:44:11pm
7 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 5:45:03pm

jeebus, he is so full of shit…

and there’s more derp…

8 PhillyPretzel  Oct 26, 2014 5:46:41pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Next thing is he will claim he told Miep Giles how to hide Anne Frank.

9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 5:47:10pm

CCJ retweeted:

My guess is the nurse mentioned was probably in a coma…

10 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 5:47:42pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, he is so full of shit…

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and there’s more derp…

Wait, so his grandfather knowingly broke the law and put Americans at risk? Shouldn’t he consider that a mark of shame in light of his position on this?

11 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 5:48:58pm
12 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 5:49:46pm

good freaking grief!
I just got a robocall from “Dr. Ben Carson” on behalf of Mitch McConnell!

13 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 5:50:34pm

re: #2 Targetpractice

I doubt Christie will back down. He needs to make up for those pictures with the President, so “standing up” to him and being an utter asshole while doing it will help some wingnuts forget. Plus you can be sure he’ll keep this incident in his back pocket for when immigration comes up during the primary debates.

Christie was just in Iowa, promoting Joni The Castrator and talking wingnut to the religious right there.

Christie has to get his wingnut cred if he’s going to be successful in a GOP presidential bid.

14 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 26, 2014 5:50:43pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, he is so full of shit…

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and there’s more derp…

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RBS

15 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 5:51:29pm
16 bill d  Oct 26, 2014 5:51:37pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief!
I just got a robocall from “Dr. Ben Carson” on behalf of Mitch McConnell!

That’s supposed to help Mitch?

17 Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2014 5:52:09pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief!
I just got a robocall from “Dr. Ben Carson” on behalf of Mitch McConnell!

Did you ask him about that lumbago?

18 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 5:52:23pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

Doctors Without Borders already advises their health workers to stay at home and monitor their health.

This is a non-issue. It always was. All of this “mandatory quarantine” stuff is purely political.

Political or not, it has moved beyond the east coast to my state:

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

Anyone in Illinois who had direct contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus while in three African countries will be required to undergo a mandatory home 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.

The order, which was signed Friday, affects “high-risk” individuals who have come in contact with patients in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three nations hardest hit by the disease.

The mandatory order also includes medical personnel who have treated people infected with the Ebola virus, officials said.

The order will be implemented by local health departments throughout Illinois. Previously, high-risk people were subject to a voluntary quarantine, according to the governor’s office.

“This protective measure is too important to be voluntary,” Quinn said in a statement. “While we have no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Illinois, we will continue to take every safeguard necessary to protect first responders, health care workers and the people of Illinois.”

19 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 5:52:34pm

re: #16 bill d

That’s supposed to help Mitch?

I’m still laughing my ass off!

20 PhillyPretzel  Oct 26, 2014 5:53:13pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Practically everyone who comes back from a foreign country is “monitored” for any sort of disease. This is completely nuts.

21 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 5:53:34pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

Political or not, it has moved beyond the east coast to my state:

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

You’ll notice that Gov. Quinn isn’t putting them in an unheated tent in a parking lot.

22 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 5:54:10pm

Meanwhile, look at all these grayhairs for Alison!

23 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 5:54:32pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

Proves my point.

24 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 5:55:11pm

re: #20 PhillyPretzel

Practically everyone who comes back from a foreign country is “monitored” for any sort of disease. This is completely nuts.

If we’re going to use eight police cars to escort each one we might have to raise taxes.

25 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 5:59:06pm
26 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 5:59:48pm


Christie has more important things on his mind at the moment.

27 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 6:00:27pm

damn…

28 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 6:00:43pm
29 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:01:59pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meanwhile, look at all these grayhairs for Alison!

I wanna hang out with those guys! They look like a bitchin’ crew.

30 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 6:02:58pm

re: #29 De Kolta Chair

I wanna hang out with those guys!

Has to be more fun than hanging out with Mitch’s paid-to-be-enthusiastic supporters.

31 Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2014 6:03:11pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

When paranoia and fear drive public policy, we’re in a very bad place.

Yes. We’ve got to get back on our safe ground of greed, lust, and arrogance.

32 Kid A  Oct 26, 2014 6:05:11pm

So I see the right-wingers think they got some super red meat on Hillary for her alleged “You didn’t build that” comment at a fundraiser yesterday. Of course, asking a wingnut to understand context is more painful than sticking icepicks in my eyes.

33 Varek Raith  Oct 26, 2014 6:05:17pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

Morons.
Just like NY and NJ.

34 Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2014 6:06:19pm

re: #33 Varek Raith

Morons.
Just like NY and NJ.

Gov. Perry: “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?”

35 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:07:08pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, he is so full of shit…

I suspect Chunky’s trying to impress the old lady. In my neck of the sane it’s called “baffling them with bullshit.”

36 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:09:19pm

re: #34 Decatur Deb

Gov. Perry: “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?”

Because he was too busy trying to steal jobs away from NY and NJ?

37 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 6:09:55pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief!
I just got a robocall from “Dr. Ben Carson” on behalf of Mitch McConnell!

So, I’m guessing that made you reconsider your vote for Alison, right?

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38 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:11:13pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, he is so full of shit…

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and there’s more derp…

He’s almost certainly lying about that.

The thing you should keep in mind about Chuck is that he won’t hesitate to lie if he thinks it will give him an edge of some kind.

For example, the last time he went on an all-night bender he actually claimed he had records that showed I had a history of mental illness. He knows that’s false, and he knows I know it’s false, but he said it anyway in public.

This really was straight-up libel. He knew it was false when he said it.

39 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 6:12:01pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Proves my point.

It does indeed. So far, O’Hare Intl has seen two false alarms where a person might have had Ebola. In both cases the person was taken to isolation promptly and cared for effectively. Any adults suspected of being infected are going to go to Rush Presbyterian Medical Center on the Near West Side, which is a very capable facility. Children go to Illinois Medical Center, which is better set up to meet the different needs of a child in isolation.

But Pat Quinn is in a tight reelection fight right now, and his order reflects that. If an Ebola transmission happens in Illinois in the next week Quinn will likely lose his office and he knows it. So he’s going to make sure he looks like he’s taking no chances, rights be damned.

I’d like to tell you that what this says about Pat Quinn is a reason to vote for Bruce Rauner, his Republican opponent. But it isn’t; There’s nothing that leads me to believe Rauner would not do the same thing in the same circumstance.

40 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 6:12:05pm

re: #26 De Kolta Chair

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Christie has more important things on his mind at the moment.

Well, you know Charles P. Pierce does refer to Christie as Big Chicken…

41 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:12:58pm

This is why I’m still skeptical about his claim of being on the autistic spectrum, too — because he’s the kind of sociopath who wouldn’t hesitate to lie about something like that, either.

42 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 6:13:57pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

This is why I’m still skeptical about his claim of being on the autistic spectrum, too — because he’s the kind of sociopath who wouldn’t hesitate to lie about something like that, either.

Could someone be autistic and still be a sociopath?

43 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:15:24pm


Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?

44 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 6:17:18pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

This is why I’m still skeptical about his claim of being on the autistic spectrum, too — because he’s the kind of sociopath who wouldn’t hesitate to lie about something like that, either.

Chuck only claims to be autistic when it’s convenient to explain his assholeness, which makes a mockery of people who are really on the spectrum.

45 sagehen  Oct 26, 2014 6:17:47pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

He’s almost certainly lying about that.

The thing you should keep in mind about Chuck is that he won’t hesitate to lie if he thinks it will give him an edge of some kind.

For example, the last time he went on an all-night bender he actually claimed he had records that showed I had a history of mental illness. He knows that’s false, and he knows I know it’s false, but he said it anyway in public.

This really was straight-up libel. He knew it was false when he said it.

aw, c’mon. Being a musician is ipso facto evidence of mental illness. (my grandmother told me this).

Ergo, Chuck has records, on vinyl, proving such history.

46 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:17:58pm
47 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 6:19:08pm

I just googled the phone number for Ben Carson’ robocall.
It’s the “Faith and Freedom Foundation”.

My shocked face…

48 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:19:41pm

re: #45 sagehen

Ergo, Chuck has records, on vinyl, proving such history.

Does that qualify as a stack o’ whacks?

49 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:20:14pm
50 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:21:13pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Glad to see the corrupt Gov. Cuomo hates the public health of New Yorkers.

That’ll explain his landslide reelection victory: because he wants to kill us. Or derp.

51 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 6:22:27pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

Chuck only claims to be autistic when it’s convenient to explain his assholeness, which makes a mockery of people who are really on the spectrum.

At one point I believe he also claimed that his autism absolved him of any and all responsibility for his assholeness.

52 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 6:22:54pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is there any way to verify that claim? His Navy grandpa would have been violating a presidential executive order and disobeying his CinC.

53 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 6:23:23pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

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Really should compare and contrast the way wingnuts are acting here to the way they did to the Bloomberg-era “soda ban.” Remember when being an idiot in public was an individual right?

54 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:24:07pm
55 Lidane  Oct 26, 2014 6:25:25pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

Really should compare and contrast the way wingnuts are acting here to the way they did to the Bloomberg-era “soda ban.” Remember when being an idiot in public was an individual right?

That was before Ebola became airborne u libtard.

Why do you hate America?

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56 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:25:47pm

re: #52 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Is there any way to verify that claim? His Navy grandpa would have been violating a presidential executive order and disobeying his CinC.

It’s all explained in his grandfather’s memoir, “I Shouldn’t Have Bothered; Or Seriously, What Was The Point?”

57 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 6:26:38pm
58 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 6:28:03pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

Really should compare and contrast the way wingnuts are acting here to the way they did to the Bloomberg-era “soda ban.” Remember when being an idiot in public was an individual right?

Probably not. Chuck just makes shit up all the time.

59 PhillyPretzel  Oct 26, 2014 6:28:07pm

Watching “Death Comes to Pemberley.”

60 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 6:29:22pm

It really is fun to watch wingnuts flex their authoritarian muscles. “Yeah, we’re totally good with the government stripping people of their rights and involuntarily confining them against their will…except when they’re conservatives.”

61 sagehen  Oct 26, 2014 6:29:34pm

re: #59 PhillyPretzel

Watching “Death Comes to Pemberley.”

Post-canon fanfic!!

I’ll be catching it on a replay later in the week; I’m watching Walking Dead tonight.

62 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:30:46pm

re: #59 PhillyPretzel

Watching “Death Comes to Pemberley.”

Gor blimey, forgot that was on tonight. How is it?

63 Vicious Piebola  Oct 26, 2014 6:31:06pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

He’s almost certainly lying about that.

The thing you should keep in mind about Chuck is that he won’t hesitate to lie if he thinks it will give him an edge of some kind.

For example, the last time he went on an all-night bender he actually claimed he had records that showed I had a history of mental illness. He knows that’s false, and he knows I know it’s false, but he said it anyway in public.

This really was straight-up libel. He knew it was false when he said it.

He’s a sociopath, just like his idol & hero Glenn Greenwald. Both of them say shit that they know is bogus but they will say it anyway and repeat it over and over and over because they are psychopathic assholes.

64 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 6:31:12pm

I’m more than old enough to be Chuck’s grandmother.
My own father was a kid during WWII and he would be in his 80s now if he was still alive.
Chuck’s family must be breeding in their old age…

65 PhillyPretzel  Oct 26, 2014 6:31:19pm

re: #61 sagehen

It is interesting. So far. I did notice that they are using Chatsworth as the Pemberley Estate.

66 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:32:06pm

re: #63 Vicious Piebola

He’s a sociopath, just like his idol & hero Glenn Greenwald. Both of them say shit that they know is bogus but they will say it anyway and repeat it over and over and over because they are psychopathic assholes.

Yup.

67 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 6:32:40pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m more than old enough to be Chuck’s grandmother.
My own father was a kid during WWII and he would be in his 80s now if he was still alive.
Chuck’s family must be breeding in their old age…

Maybe he’s confused, and his grandpa housed a Korean or Vietnamese family — y’know, “yellow.”

68 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 6:34:35pm

re: #67 wheat-dogghazi-bola

y’know, “yellow.”

I couldn’t help it.

Youtube Video

69 GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 26, 2014 6:35:34pm

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

It does indeed. So far, O’Hare Intl has seen two false alarms where a person might have had Ebola. In both cases the person was taken to isolation promptly and cared for effectively. Any adults suspected of being infected are going to go to Rush Presbyterian Medical Center on the Near West Side, which is a very capable facility. Children go to Illinois Medical Center, which is better set up to meet the different needs of a child in isolation.

But Pat Quinn is in a tight reelection fight right now, and his order reflects that. If an Ebola transmission happens in Illinois in the next week Quinn will likely lose his office and he knows it. So he’s going to make sure he looks like he’s taking no chances, rights be damned.

I’d like to tell you that what this says about Pat Quinn is a reason to vote for Bruce Rauner, his Republican opponent. But it isn’t; There’s nothing that leads me to believe Rauner would not do the same thing in the same circumstance.

Sorry pal. It’s not that tight of a race. While you no doubt have fallen for Rauner’s BS, the majority of Illinois won’t.

70 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:35:48pm

re: #65 PhillyPretzel

It is interesting. So far. I did notice that they are using Chatsworth as the Pemberley Estate.

I was watching an Inspector Morse dvd the other night and he and Lewis were investigating a crime scene at Chatsworth (but called something else), which is approximately 135 miles from Oxford. Do they even have precincts in the UK? //

71 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 6:36:26pm

CCJ has given me more updates to the dossier. Hard to keep up with him.

I need to add a photo, I think. I’ll be sure to watermark it. //

72 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 6:36:53pm

re: #60 Targetpractice

It really is fun to watch wingnuts flex their authoritarian muscles. “Yeah, we’re totally good with the government stripping people of their rights and involuntarily confining them against their will…except when they’re conservatives.”

Well, here’s something different, from one of City Journal’s writers:

BEN BOYCHUK: Ebola epidemic overreaction

That isn’t to say a bit of preparation wouldn’t be prudent. Both the Riverside and San Bernardino County public health departments are taking steps to ensure local hospitals are ready in the unlikely event Ebola reaches Inland Southern California. They’re surveying local hospitals to probe for possible weaknesses in training and facilities.

Local officials are also trying to educate and reassure the public. Riverside County this week launched a sensible and levelheaded “frequently asked questions” page on its website, rivcoph.org). The message is unequivocal: “Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public.”

So, Ebola does not trouble me. I’m more concerned about the flu - which kills between 35,000 and 40,000 Americans every year - and the enterovirus, a nasty respiratory illness that’s hitting Southern California kids pretty hard right now.

But I’m especially worried about an epidemic far more contagious than any of those infectious diseases: hysteria.

Hysteria is easy to transmit. Unlike Ebola, hysteria is airborne - on the radio, on television - and easily passed through paper and ink. Excessive contact with Twitter and Facebook is also a surefire way to develop chronic hysteria. Hysteria does not discriminate. It thrives on the left and the right.

It’s been disappointing to see so many of my conservative friends lose their minds over the Ebola scare. Case in point: Jonathan V. Last, an otherwise excellent writer and reporter, attempted to make a case in the Weekly Standard for “controlled, informed panic.” One of those things is not like the others.

Unfortunately, Last let his imagination run wild. “It isn’t crazy to see how a health crisis could beget all sorts of other crises, from humanitarian, to economic, to political, to existential,” he writes. “If you think about Ebola and mutation and aerosolization … for too long, you start to get visions of Mad Max cruising the postapocalyptic landscape with Katniss Everdeen at his side.”

73 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 6:38:13pm

re: #70 De Kolta Chair

LOVE Inspector Morse! And Helen Mirrin!

74 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 6:38:30pm

re: #69 GlutenFreeJesus

Sorry pal. It’s not that tight of a race. While you no doubt by have fallen for Rauner’s BS, the majority of Illinois won’t.

The Tribune’s most recent poll has Rauner up by 2. It’s tight.

75 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:38:57pm

re: #73 Floral Giraffe

LOVE Inspector Morse! And Helen Mirrin!

Cheers!

76 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 6:39:04pm

re: #72 Dark_Falcon

I rather like the image of driving across the outback with Jennifer Lawrence at my side …

77 Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2014 6:39:08pm

re: #70 De Kolta Chair

I was watching an Inspector Morse dvd the other night and he and Lewis were investigating a crime scene at Chatsworth, which is approximately 135 miles from Oxford. Do they even have precincts in the UK? //

They shot the old Morses anywhere the sun would shine. Noted that Endeavour and the new Lewises are more dark and dank.

78 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 6:47:54pm

wheatdogg’s Dossier is masterful, solely sourced from UpChuck’s own Twitter.

79 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 6:50:55pm

re: #71 wheat-dogghazi-bola

CCJ has given me more updates to the dossier. Hard to keep up with him.

I need to add a photo, I think. I’ll be sure to watermark it. //

I’d like to file a formal request that you change the title to read “Chuck C. Johnson.” Because reasons.

80 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 6:53:25pm

When CCJ tweeted referring to Nicholas Wade’s book I was thinking of putting up a Page titled “A Troublesome Tweet” - I might still use that title, catchy as it is.

Anyway, CCJ exhibits all the usual ignorance about race and humanity one expects of the hate-right.

I’ve been trying to read as widely as possible in current physical anthropology and genetics, a spin-off of my interest in evolution and the ideological/world-view civil war in which our society finds itself.

What disturbs me is that what I’ll call CCJ-think is held by too many other Americans. Also, quite a few online forum participants from other parts of the world are even worse.

Anyway, I suspect that CCJ is beyond rational debate and will simply get himself in real trouble one day, maybe even worse than O’keefe did to himself.

81 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 6:53:40pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

I’d like to file a formal request that you change the title to read “Chuck C. Johnson.” Because reasons.

Taken under advisement. A decision will be reached in about …. 5 minutes.

82 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 6:54:31pm

re: #80 freetoken

Anyway, I suspect that CCJ is beyond rational debate and will simply get himself in real trouble one day, maybe even worse than O’keefe did to himself.

One can hope.

83 bill d  Oct 26, 2014 6:55:22pm

re: #81 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Taken under advisement. A decision will be reached in about …. 5 minutes.

You could rename it to Charles C Johnson, The Greater (or Grater)

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84 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 6:55:41pm

re: #77 Decatur Deb

They shot the old Morses anywhere the sun would shine. Noted that Endeavour and the new Lewises are more dark and dank.

I suspect there’s been a backlash against all these “dark” BBC detective shows in the past couple of years. My most favorite recent ones are Scott & Bailey, which can be a bit soap opera-ish, but is still a solid police procedural with clever writing and a terrific mostly female cast, and I can’t wait for the next season of Vera, an excellent copper show starring the wondrous Brenda Blethyn (my wife is a big fan of the Ann Cleeves novels, which I believe haven’t yet been published in the US). Inspector George Gently is a good one too, though his assistant needs a bleeding haircut!

85 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 6:59:37pm
Will New Jersey’s Chris Christie be next to walk back his ill-advised and unscientific quarantine order?

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He’s a Republican. The last thing he’s going to do is take scientific and medical advice from actual experts. Gets in the way of the whole “Fuck them edge-a-ma-cated snobs” mojo the GOP has going.

86 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:00:05pm

Every year there’s always a handful of tripsters who get themselves in a situation in Chautauqua Park where they need to be rescued. Par for the course, in my estimation.

One of the reasons why climbing rocks at Red Rocks is outright banned.

87 Vicious Piebola  Oct 26, 2014 7:00:32pm

LOL
Yeah SHOOT THAT EBOLA you gun fuckers

88 Decatur Deb  Oct 26, 2014 7:02:11pm

re: #84 De Kolta Chair

I suspect there’s been a backlash against all these “dark” BBC detective shows over the past couple of years. My most favorite recent ones are Scott & Bailey, which can be a bit soap operish, but is still a solid police procedural with clever writing and a terrific mostly female cast, and I can’t wait for the next season of Vera, an excellent copper show starring the wondrous Brenda Blethyn. Inspector George Gently is a good one too, though his assistant needs a bleeding haircut!

Pretty much stuck on the Morse cycle, though Foyle’s War was good for a while. Wallender was like a bad Bergman film, and I couldn’t handle the accent in Wire in the Blood.

Wife likes Poirot and Marple.

89 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 7:02:26pm

Good grief, it’s every wrong idea in one place.

90 Vicious Piebola  Oct 26, 2014 7:02:55pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Good grief, it’s every wrong idea in one place.

Poe’s Law?

91 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:03:40pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Good grief, it’s every wrong idea in one place.

Someone get me an ice pack.

92 Shazam  Oct 26, 2014 7:04:22pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Good grief, it’s every wrong idea in one place.

These people would be less prepared to shoot their guns during a zombie outbreak.

93 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 7:04:37pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

Get her to read Dorothy Sayers, if she hasn’t.

94 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 7:05:41pm

re: #93 Floral Giraffe

Get her to read Dorothy Sayers, if she hasn’t.

The Lord Peter Wimsey series on BBC/PBS was pretty good, too.

95 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 7:05:53pm

re: #80 freetoken

Anyway, I suspect that CCJ is beyond rational debate and will simply get himself in real trouble one day, maybe even worse than O’keefe did to himself.

He’s been doxxing medical professionals left and right since the Ebola crisis hit. These are people who are risking their lives to fight a lethal disease, and this guy has been essentially been attacking them for God-knows-why.

If he hasn’t seen any blowback by now, he won’t ever. That’s life, folks. Sometimes the bad guys go unpunished.

96 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:06:46pm

A hundred years ago if you weren’t at the game this is how you spectated.

97 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:07:19pm
98 Vicious Piebola  Oct 26, 2014 7:07:59pm

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99 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 7:10:13pm

re: #94 wheat-dogghazi-bola

The Lord Peter Wimsey series on BBC/PBS was pretty good, too.

Books are ALWAYS better than the movies or TV series, IMHO…

100 Belafon  Oct 26, 2014 7:10:31pm

re: #95 Mattand:

We watched The Winter Soldier and the big gunships were on right when I saw that tweet.

101 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:10:58pm

re: #98 Vicious Piebola

[duplicate Tweet]

Beat you, Alouette!

*does a jig*

102 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 26, 2014 7:11:01pm

I have got a stupid fly with a death wish that keeps buzzing me…. Sooner or later he’s going to make a mistake, then he’s history. (or I’ll just ignore him and he will go away)

Here’s a video of underwater pumpkin carving from this weekend. A good time was had by all.

Youtube Video

I was really surprised that the catfish and bluegill didn’t just bum-rush us once the pumpkin innards started floating in the water.

RBS

103 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 7:11:05pm

re: #95 Mattand

Meh, he’s a stupid git, playing for attention.

104 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:12:21pm
105 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 7:12:41pm

Speaking of troublesome… I see that National Racists Online are working hard to keep their hard earned moniker.

I missed, because I don’t read stuff over there, that Kevin Hang’em Williamson favorable referenced Samuel Francis in a column last week.

This comes but a few days after Charles Cooke favorable refers to Peter Brimelow:

Crying ‘Racism’ on Ebola

[…]

Over the past few decades or so, “racism” has become one of Aesop’s wolves, “racist” having been converted into such a depressingly quotidian charge that even those who believe racial injustice to be ubiquitous have come to resent the frequency with which it is alleged. Conservatives have long rolled their eyes at the wanton manner in which their ideological opponents have sought to tarnish them with the word — Peter Brimelow famously observed that, in so many instances, the definition of a “racist” is a “conservative who is winning an argument” — but, of late, we have been joined in irritation by other fair-minded sorts who have just about had enough. Earlier this year, George Will noted correctly that on college campuses and beyond, the charge has “become a joke among young people” — to the extent, even, that discussions of the topic are being received with “mirth.” Their inquiry? “What wolf”?

[…]

And then yesterday Nordlinger comes straight out of the closet and asks:

[…]

Okay. This brings me to American politics of the moment: President Obama is apparently planning big immigration changes after the congressional elections. He will effect these changes by executive order. I think it’s perfectly kosher to ask him and the Democrats right now, before November 4, “What exactly do you guys intend? What kind of America do you want?”

I don’t think that raising such concerns makes you a Klansman. And if they tell you you are, tell them to stuff it.

Reality is this: NRO is a haven of white supremacists and their marginally aware self-defeating (e.g., Williams) adherents.

106 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:14:32pm

re: #100 Belafon

:

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We watched The Winter Soldier and the big gunships were on right when I saw that tweet.

He’s got the Fascism part down cold, that’s for sure.

107 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 7:14:35pm

re: #93 Floral Giraffe

Get her to read Dorothy Sayers, if she hasn’t.

I tried years ago when I was on a Sayers kick, but she prefers more recent writers like Martha Grimes, Simon Brett, Reginald Hill, and Ruth Rendell, which ain’t a bad lineup. Haven’t read Hill, but people rave about him like junkies looking to score their next fix.

108 BigPapa  Oct 26, 2014 7:15:04pm

re: #100 Belafon

Doxing saves lives! Journalisms fuck yeah!

109 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 7:16:10pm

re: #81 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Xie xie, my friend.

110 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 7:16:15pm

re: #103 Floral Giraffe

Meh, he’s a stupid git, playing for attention.

He’s a stupid git endangering people’s lives by releasing their personal info on the net and essentially accusing them of spreading the plauge.

How long before one of the gunfuckers decides they’re going to ‘cure the epidemic’ by murdering one of these health professionals?

111 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 7:16:44pm

re: #95 Mattand

If he hasn’t seen any blowback by now, he won’t ever. That’s life, folks. Sometimes the bad guys go unpunished.

His need for attention is so great, combined with a sociopathic-level of disregard for proprietariness, leads me to believe that he will someday really do something so stupid that he’ll get far worse than a slap on the and from Twitter.

112 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:17:30pm

Youtube Video

113 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 7:17:33pm

re: #109 Charles Johnson

Xie xie, my friend.

不用谢,我的朋友.

114 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:20:19pm

re: #105 freetoken

What did Nordlinger say that was so bad? I didn’t see anything wrong in that passage.

115 ObserverArt  Oct 26, 2014 7:20:55pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

When paranoia and fear drive public policy, we’re in a very bad place.

Uh, when has paranoia and fear not driven public policy, especially the way Republicans govern?

Fear of the black guy with the Hawaiian birth certificate.

Fear of Obamacare…death panels!

Fear of ISIS, Al Q, Russia.

Fear of Democrats taking over…mess with voting, congressional districts.

Fear of the NSA sneaking looks at your Facebook vacation photos.

Fear of Gays…ohmergawd!

Fear of illegal alliens storming the borders.

Fear of the big bad ATF and FBI taking away farmers land at Bundy.

Fear of taxes!!! Taxes are bad don’tcha know.

Shoot, can the Republicans run on anything other than fear???

116 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 7:21:11pm

re: #111 freetoken

His need for attention is so great, combined with a sociopathic-level of disregard for proprietariness, leads me to believe that he will someday really do something so stupid that he’ll get far worse than a slap on the and from Twitter.

I hope so. I think part of the problem is that he’s still a nobody to the world at large. He doesn’t have Hannity or Limbaugh name recognition. It’s kind of a perverse ‘security through obscurity’.

If he were to become that well-known and keep doxxing people, hopefully he’d get the metaphorically ass-kicking he deserves.

Then again, James O’Keefe broke into a US Senator’s office and was basically told “You naughty scamp! Come here and let us lightly tap your wrist.”

117 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:21:54pm

re: #110 Mattand

He’s a stupid git endangering people’s lives by releasing their personal info on the net and essentially accusing them of spreading the plauge.

How long before one of the gunfuckers decides they’re going to ‘cure the epidemic’ by murdering one of these health professionals?

No sign of that so far.

118 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:23:10pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

What did Nordlinger say that was so bad? I didn’t see anything wrong in that passage.

You’re kidding, right?

119 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 7:25:00pm

re: #117 Dark_Falcon

No sign of that so far.

Key words: “So far.”

120 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:25:03pm

re: #117 Dark_Falcon

No sign of that so far.

Tell that to the pro-life people who think it’s just fine to shoot doctors.

It’s just another step to right…

121 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:25:14pm

re: #117 Dark_Falcon

No sign of that so far.

So why do you think UpChuck wants to disseminate Ebola patients’ personal information on the internet? It sure as hell isn’t his explanation that it’s in the interests of public health.

He’s doing it to incite the mouth-breathers. And he knows damn well that most of them are armed and unhinged.

122 sagehen  Oct 26, 2014 7:27:23pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

Back when they could bundle all their fear into “communism”, they were mostly pretty rational about domestic issues. Since the day the wall fell, they’re frantically trying to find big enough fears to fill the void, and it takes everything all added together.

123 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:27:32pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

You’re kidding, right?

No, I’m not. The “I don’t think that raising such concerns makes you a Klansman.” is a way of saying that asking questions about administration intentions does not make you an evil person. It’s not a show of sympathy for the KKK. And its fully justified to ask what sort of effect the Obama administration intends with any immigration executive orders.

124 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:27:48pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

So why do you think UpChuck wants to disseminate Ebola patients’ personal information on the internet? It sure as hell isn’t his explanation that it’s in the interests of public health.

He’s doing it to incite the mouth-breathers. And he knows damn well that most of them are armed and unhinged.

UpChuck said tonight on Twitter that he’s release personal details of AIDS patients in the 80s had he had the chance. Why? So the public and all his lunatic readers KNOW (so they can go and kill them).

I wish I could append a sarc tag here, but I’m not being sarcastic.

125 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 7:27:58pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

Pretty much stuck on the Morse cycle, though Foyle’s War was good for a while. Wallender was like a bad Bergman film, and I couldn’t handle the accent in Wire in the Blood.

Wife likes Poirot and Marple.

We had some Irish and Brit friends over for drinks the other night, with TCM’s airing of Out of Africa sans sound on the tv (kudos to the great cinematographer David Watkin btw), and a drunken cheer went up whenever the actor who plays Foyle, Michael Kitchen, showed up in a couple of scenes, much younger than Foyle ever was.

Did I mention we were all drunk? And dancing the twist?

I wanted to like Wire in the Blood more. but it just didn’t work out. Re Miss Marple and Poirot: I can’t get enough of that stuff.

126 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:29:20pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

So why do you think UpChuck wants to disseminate Ebola patients’ personal information on the internet? It sure as hell isn’t his explanation that it’s in the interests of public health.

He’s doing it to incite the mouth-breathers. And he knows damn well that most of them are armed and unhinged.

Whom do you define as “the mouth-breathers”? And how do you know most of them are armed?

127 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:30:33pm

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

No, I’m not. The “I don’t think that raising such concerns makes you a Klansman.” is a way of saying that asking questions about administration intentions does not make you an evil person. It’s not a show of sympathy for the KKK. And its fully justified to ask what sort of effect the Obama administration intends with any immigration executive orders.

The fact that Nordlinger had to even bring up the Klan in his analogy is a red flag. The author knows his audience, and his audience consist of a good number of reactionary older white men. It’s a fucking dog whistle. And it’s too bad you’re so blind because of sheer GOP allegiance to see this.

128 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 7:30:59pm

re: #105 freetoken

From the NRO article:

Okay. This brings me to American politics of the moment: President Obama is apparently planning big immigration changes after the congressional elections. He will effect these changes by executive order. I think it’s perfectly kosher to ask him and the Democrats right now, before November 4, “What exactly do you guys intend? What kind of America do you want?”

Jesus, that’s a dog whistle that could be heard from space.

I mentioned this before, but I have a relative who’s an unrepentant racist. Will tell straight out he hates black people. I can’t stand him, but at least he’s honest about it.

Instead of “What kind of America do you want?”, just say what you mean: “We’re white and scared those people are coming to defile our women and play golf at our country clubs.”

129 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 7:31:40pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

What did Nordlinger say that was so bad? I didn’t see anything wrong in that passage.

Why do you think Nordlinger wrote:

I don’t think that raising such concerns makes you a Klansman.

right after he wrote:

What kind of America do you want?”

?

130 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 7:31:45pm

Here we go again.

131 Vicious Piebola  Oct 26, 2014 7:32:03pm

re: #101 teleskiguy

Beat you, Alouette!

*does a jig*

CURSE YOU

132 ausador  Oct 26, 2014 7:32:26pm

So Rick Scott is still trying to get the “risk classifications” for the few people being monitored by CDC in Florida. He apparently got their names off the CDC website but hasn’t been able to get them to tell him if any of them are considered “high risk” or not, at least so far.

Cause if Rick finds anyone that is “high risk” in Florida they are going to be quarantined! (probably in a tent surrounded by a moat full of Gators in the everglades)

Sigh…

133 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:33:22pm

re: #126 Dark_Falcon

Whom do you define as “the mouth-breathers”? And how do you know most of them are armed?

You really need to get out more in the real world.

134 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:33:37pm

re: #126 Dark_Falcon

Whom do you define as “the mouth-breathers”? And how do you know most of them are armed?

I define “mouth-breathers” as anybody who takes UpChuck seriously as a “journalist” “blogger” whatever. And I have a good inkling that they are armed because they are all afraid of their government and have a delusion of keeping a healthy stock of small arms and ammo to fight against a “tyrannical government.” In other words, yes, UpChuck’s audience are mouth-breathing nitwits who have a lot of guns and I’m not afraid to make such an assertion.

135 Romantic Heretic  Oct 26, 2014 7:34:20pm

re: #99 Floral Giraffe

Books are ALWAYS better than the movies or TV series, IMHO…

There was one movie that was much better than the book.

Jaws.

Great movie. I shredded the book to line a hamster cage.

136 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:36:03pm

Watch, Dark_Falcon is doing one of these tonight.

137 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 26, 2014 7:36:05pm

re: #101 teleskiguy

Beat you, Alouette!

*does a jig*

Teleskiguy gets jiggy

RBS

138 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:36:22pm

re: #134 teleskiguy

I define “mouth-breathers” as anybody who takes UpChuck seriously as a “journalist” “blogger” whatever. And I have a good inkling that they are armed because they are all afraid of their government and have a delusion of keeping a healthy stock of small arms and ammo to fight against a “tyrannical government.” In other words, yes, UpChuck’s audience are mouth-breathing nitwits who have a lot of guns and I’m not afraid to make such an assertion.

I sure as Hell don’t take that fool seriously, but I find myself wondering how many people do. How many people actually read his shit and believe it, I wonder?

139 Romantic Heretic  Oct 26, 2014 7:36:51pm

re: #100 Belafon

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We watched The Winter Soldier and the big gunships were on right when I saw that tweet.

That man is indeed a complete psychopath. Shallow, narcissistic and utterly without empathy.

It’s only a matter of time before he ends up in jail. Thank God. I hope that nobody has anything other than their reputations hurt before that happens.

140 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 7:37:03pm

*deadpan* Ah, I do so love election season.

141 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 7:38:40pm

142 Romantic Heretic  Oct 26, 2014 7:38:40pm

re: #104 teleskiguy

I guarantee that was dreamed up in marketing. “We need something different! Something to makes us stand out!”

143 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:39:06pm

re: #138 Dark_Falcon

I sure as Hell don’t take that fool seriously, but I find myself wondering how many people do. How many people actually read his shit and believe it, I wonder?

He has about as many Twitter followers as our humble host. He’s been interviewed and favorably mentioned on The Rush Limbaugh Show. He gets Drudge links. I’ll bet a lot of people believe it. I call those fuckers “mouth-breathers” that you asked about earlier.

144 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:40:26pm

re: #138 Dark_Falcon

I sure as Hell don’t take that fool seriously, but I find myself wondering how many people do. How many people actually read his shit and believe it, I wonder?

But in your #123, you don’t think there’s anything wrong with him just asking questions

The “I don’t think that raising such concerns makes you a Klansman.” is a way of saying that asking questions about administration intentions does not make you an evil person. It’s not a show of sympathy for the KKK. And its fully justified to ask what sort of effect the Obama administration intends with any immigration executive orders.

good freaking grief…

145 ausador  Oct 26, 2014 7:42:09pm

So got “sea lioned” for hours by a guy today who is an ebola panic monger, just dozens and dozens of tweets back and forth, finally wore him out and then the guy follows me!

Sigh…this does not bode well for the future…

146 Mattand  Oct 26, 2014 7:42:33pm

re: #138 Dark_Falcon

I sure as Hell don’t take that fool seriously, but I find myself wondering how many people do. How many people actually read his shit and believe it, I wonder?

The problem is that the guy is playing with fire. People have made a lot of these “Oh, it’s all talk” statements about the nut jobs who threaten abortion providers and clinics. Shit, people still make these comments (I’m looking at you, Sam Harris), despite the murdered doctors and firebombed women’s clinics that dot the landscape.

Americans are easily frightened. I don’t enjoy saying that, but it’s the fucking truth. Look at all the ammo-sexuals out there, hoarding their guns because they’re going to go Red Dawn against Obama, or beat back the hordes of minorities they just know are coming after them.

It’s not really a reach to think that one of these people will snap and go “The nurse in the unprotected tent in Newark needs to die, so I can stop the epidemic that Obama has created.”

147 Charles Johnson  Oct 26, 2014 7:42:58pm
148 Varek Raith  Oct 26, 2014 7:43:49pm

Hola.

149 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:44:35pm

re: #147 Charles Johnson

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Yep, now he’s going on about how her quarantine is “just like camping!”

spit

150 Varek Raith  Oct 26, 2014 7:45:30pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep, now he’s going on about how her quarantine is “just like camping!”

spit

Yeah, well, camping sucks.

151 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:45:54pm
152 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:46:42pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

But in your #123, you don’t think there’s anything wrong with him just asking questions

good freaking grief…

There’s a difference between asking what policy effect a president intends an group of executive orders to have, and seeking personal information on those exposed to a disease. The former is under most circumstances justifiable, while the latter never is.

153 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 7:46:53pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

But in your #123, you don’t think there’s anything wrong with him just asking questions

good freaking grief…

Obama will open the floodgates and hordes of brown peepulz will cross the border, and become Democrats.

154 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:47:05pm

re: #150 Varek Raith

Yeah, well, camping sucks.

155 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 7:47:57pm

re: #150 Varek Raith

Yeah, well, camping sucks.

Camping can be fun when it’s voluntary. Forced camping is not so fun.

156 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:48:59pm

re: #152 Dark_Falcon

There’s a difference between asking what policy effect a president intends an group of executive orders to have, and seeking personal information on those exposed to a disease. The former is under most circumstances justifiable, while the latter never is.

Yeah, because Obama has been soooo sekrit with his executive orders and his immigration plans so far…

arrrrrrrggggggggggg

157 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:50:03pm

re: #152 Dark_Falcon

There’s a difference between asking what policy effect a president intends an group of executive orders to have, and seeking personal information on those exposed to a disease. The former is under most circumstances justifiable, while the latter never is.

Oh brother. The author insinuated the Klan criticism from his critics on arguments about policy, eg: Executive Orders. Ad hominem and begging the question in the same (asinine) argument.

158 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 7:51:46pm

“The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.” — A.J. Liebling

159 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 7:52:00pm

If we pretend you have a fever, then you have a fever.

160 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:54:49pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep, now he’s going on about how her quarantine is “just like camping!”

spit

I doubt it, because to borrow from Mattand’s hypothesis, many of his followers are part of the bad sections of America’s gun culture*. Such people see camping as a thing to be done with guns, guns that clearly cannot be permitted to an “Obamunist” such as she.

/tongue in sheek

*: Please don’t ask me to define the sections of America’s gun culture tonight. I’m not ready to give exact definitions, so for now let’s just stipulate that those whose interest in guns is primarily about opposing the government are part of the bad sections.

161 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 7:55:14pm

re: #159 jaunte

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If we pretend you have a fever, then you have a fever.

Big Chris putting on display just how much Republicans really care for “individual rights.”

162 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 7:56:19pm

More garbage about Kaci Hickox

163 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 7:57:27pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

To be clear, I mean the main part of post #160 as a semi-joke. Its is intended to belittle and attack no one except Chuck C. Johnson and those who listen to him.

164 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 7:57:32pm

re: #159 jaunte

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If we pretend you have a fever, then you have a fever.

FEED A FEVER, STARVE A DERP!!!1!!

165 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:57:37pm

re: #162 wheat-dogghazi-bola

More garbage about Kaci Hickox

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That’s what got CCJ off and running about how “it’s just like camping!”

166 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 7:58:20pm

re: #162 wheat-dogghazi-bola

More garbage about Kaci Hickox

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And if Chuck can prove she was forced to live in that hut by local authorities, he might have a point. As is, he’s saying that because she had no problem with living in that hut, then living in an unheated tent in a hospital parking lot should be okay.

167 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 7:58:34pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

*: Please don’t ask me to define the sections of America’s gun culture tonight. I’m not ready to give exact definitions, so for now let’s just stipulate that those whose interest in guns is primarily about opposing the government are part of the bad sections.

Oh, but you ask me for a precise definition of “mouth-breathers” earlier in the thread (#126).

Whom do you define as “the mouth-breathers”?

Dude, you’re being weasely tonight. Though I guess I should get used to that, it’s par for the course for you.

168 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 7:59:21pm

Yep, cats will do this…

169 Shiplord Kirel  Oct 26, 2014 8:00:07pm

re: #67 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Maybe he’s confused, and his grandpa housed a Korean or Vietnamese family — y’know, “yellow.”

nah, it was the time the old guy hid hippie pot farmers from the redneck sheriff.

170 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 8:01:37pm
171 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 8:01:39pm

re: #107 De Kolta Chair

OOOH, Ngaio Marsh & Arthur Upfield are great, old reads! Ngaio Marsh gets kind of repetitious, but Arthur Upfields are a MUST!

172 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 8:02:44pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep, cats will do this…

173 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 8:03:17pm

re: #162 wheat-dogghazi-bola

In the ‘just asking questions’ vein, here’s a question I’d like to ask UpChuck (go to 0:34 to hear it):

Youtube Video

174 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 8:03:27pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

I doubt it, because to borrow from Mattand’s hypothesis, many of his followers are part of the bad sections of America’s gun culture*. Such people see camping as a thing to be done with guns, guns that clearly cannot be permitted to an “Obamunist” such as she.

/tongue in sheek

*: Please don’t ask me to define the sections of America’s gun culture tonight. I’m not ready to give exact definitions, so for now let’s just stipulate that those whose interest in guns is primarily about opposing the government are part of the bad sections.

No idea why you are nattering on about camping and guns.
Most people I know who camp don’t need guns.

175 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 8:03:42pm

re: #148 Varek Raith

Hola.

Como esta?

176 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 8:05:56pm

re: #171 Floral Giraffe

OOOH, Ngaio Marsh & Arthur Upfield are great, old reads! Ngaio Marsh gets kind of repetitious, but Arthur Upfields are a MUST!

I have two shelves of Marsh, but Arthur Upfield is new to me, Thanks for the tip!

177 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 8:07:26pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

Oh, but you ask me for a precise definition of “mouth-breathers” earlier in the thread (#126).

Dude, you’re being weasely tonight. Though I guess I should get used to that, it’s par for the course for you.

I just wanted to make sure your definition of “mouth breathers” wasn’t literal. I’ve had a good deal of trouble breathing through my nose lately due to inflammation, so I’ve had to do some mouth breathing myself at times. So a general definition of mouth-breathers is fine. No great specifics needed.

/Not-serious, but I really have had trouble breathing through my nose lately.

178 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 8:07:46pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

No idea why you are nattering on about camping and guns.
Most people I know who camp don’t need guns.

I camped a dozen times in Colorado this summer. Only once were there guns involved, because out of our party of 10 guys, seven of them brought guns (including me, because I knew this was a “redneck” camping trip with guns, dirtbikes, and a big bonfire). The rest of the time, I camped unarmed (I don’t own any handguns, just rifles and shotguns).

179 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 8:08:17pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

No idea why you are nattering on about camping and guns.
Most people I know who camp don’t need guns.

It was supposed to be a joke about Chucky C’s followers.

180 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 8:08:56pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

No idea why you are nattering on about camping and guns.
Most people I know who camp don’t need guns.

We camp out all the time, mostly way out in the middle of nowhere, but only bring butter and steak knives. Obviously after thirty or so years we’ve been doing it all wrong. //

181 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 8:09:57pm

re: #178 teleskiguy

I camped a dozen times in Colorado this summer. Only once were there guns involved, because out of our party of 10 guys, seven of them brought guns (including me, because I knew this was a “redneck” camping trip with guns, dirtbikes, and a big bonfire). The rest of the time, I camped unarmed (I don’t own any handguns, just rifles and shotguns).

And there was probably copious supplies of beer as well…
;)

182 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 8:11:47pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

And there was probably copious supplies of beer as well…
;)

You know it! Here’s a picture of me from that night!

I fell! Where’s my beer?!?

183 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 8:14:14pm

I’ve been replying to CCJ’s nonsense tonight on teh Twitturz. I’m wondering if he’s paying attention.

184 sagehen  Oct 26, 2014 8:15:58pm

re: #166 Targetpractice

And if Chuck can prove she was forced to live in that hut by local authorities, he might have a point. As is, he’s saying that because she had no problem with living in that hut, then living in an unheated tent in a hospital parking lot should be okay.

I’m pretty sure when she lived in that hut, she was just sleeping there. Every day she got up and left the premises, for hours at a time.

185 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 8:16:12pm

That’s right! In my #182 I’m wearing a Phish t-shirt.

186 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 8:19:38pm

I live in a grey county.

187 GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 26, 2014 8:21:53pm
188 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 8:22:02pm

re: #186 teleskiguy

I live in a grey county.

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hmmm…me, too.

189 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 8:22:10pm

re: #152 Dark_Falcon

Here, let me format to help you:

What KIND of America do you want?

190 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 8:22:18pm

re: #186 teleskiguy

Hey now, no addresses.

191 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 8:22:21pm

re: #186 teleskiguy

That map explains the deep divisions in American politics. City mice vs. country mice.

192 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 8:22:40pm

re: #182 teleskiguy

You know it! Here’s a picture of me from that night!


Very high indeed. ///

193 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 8:22:55pm

re: #189 freetoken

Here, let me format to help you:

I want a kind America.

194 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 26, 2014 8:24:12pm

niterz all…

195 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 8:25:03pm

re: #187 GlutenFreeJesus

EBOLA. OMGZ!

196 garzooma  Oct 26, 2014 8:25:26pm
[Cuomo] will now let them self-quarantine in their own homes instead of at a government facility.

This is basically the same policy as Doctors Without Borders already had in place.

Are you saying that DWB’s policy is for self-quarantine? This ABC news article suggests otherwise:

Doctors who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa are required to self-monitor for the 21-day incubation period, but they are not required to self-quarantine, according to guidelines from Doctors Without Borders, for whom Spencer was working overseas.

“Self-quarantine is neither warranted nor recommended when a person is not displaying Ebola-like symptoms,” the organization said Thursday in a statement. “However, returned staff members are discouraged from returning to work during the 21-day period.”

197 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Oct 26, 2014 8:26:54pm

re: #184 sagehen

I’m pretty sure when she lived in that hut, she was just sleeping there. Every day she got up and left the premises, for hours at a time.

Also, the nighttime temperature in Burma rarely gets below 65 degrees.

198 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 8:31:55pm
199 freetoken  Oct 26, 2014 8:32:20pm

Nordlinger’s readers heard what he was saying:

edcottingham • a day ago
Well there was that one kid over in Norway who decided that he was mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. So many fine, young, socialist campers lost that day.

===

Mister_Carson • a day ago
Careful Dude! You might end up joining Peter Brimelow, John Derbyshire, and Mark Steyn for not towing the neocon line! I do like your stuff, and Kevin Williamson is a delight, but frankly, I worry about his future at NR as well.

200 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 8:32:40pm

re: #197 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I suggested to CCJ he live in a tent on a concrete pad and self-quarantine himself for 21 days, and let us know how it went.

201 Floral Giraffe  Oct 26, 2014 8:32:55pm

re: #176 De Kolta Chair

Arthur Upfield is on par with Agatha Christie & Dorothy Sayers.
RUN to amazon & buy them all!
(Through LGF so Charles gets some pennies)
They are truly awesome!

202 sagehen  Oct 26, 2014 8:35:16pm

Homeland

Saul!! OMG they took SAUL!!

203 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 8:35:24pm

re: #198 jaunte

Sounds like one of The Onion’s “man in the street” responses.

204 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 8:37:50pm

re: #198 jaunte

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So they get somebody who actually has medical training and understands the need to base decisions on medical necessity, then counterbalance it by interviewing Average Joe Sixpack whose medical training probably begins and ends with “Does this look infected?”

205 RealityBasedEbola  Oct 26, 2014 8:39:34pm

re: #203 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Sounds like one of The Onion’s “man in the street” responses.

I can’t tell satire from reality anymore. I think the next time I’m feeling a bit under the weather, I’ll just check with my auto mechanic.

RBS

206 calochortus  Oct 26, 2014 8:41:19pm

re: #205 RealityBasedEbola

I can’t tell satire from reality anymore. I think the next time I’m feeling a bit under the weather, I’ll just check with my auto mechanic.

RBS

Of course, if he’s a good mechanic, he might charge more than your doctor.

207 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 8:42:40pm
208 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 8:43:28pm
209 Targetpractice  Oct 26, 2014 8:43:39pm

The “liberal” media needs to drop this idea of “balance,” needs to accept that sometimes the public has to be sat down and told the truth without presenting “the other side.” If a doctor says that a quarantine is not necessary, that should be it. You should not need to find “the common man” or find another doctor who feeds the public’s stupidity by saying a quarantine should happen if for no other reason than to put people at ease.

210 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 8:45:08pm

re: #207 jaunte

The ahole can’t even upload an avatar. Gee, thanks for nothing, Macgyver.

211 jaunte  Oct 26, 2014 8:46:37pm

re: #210 De Kolta Chair

It’s the greater internet fuckwad theory, rendered live.

212 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 8:48:55pm
213 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 8:56:17pm

re: #125 De Kolta Chair

I wanted to like Wire in the Blood more. but it just didn’t work out. Re Miss Marple and Poirot: I can’t get enough of that stuff.

Did you ever try “Touching Evil”—also Robson Green (love him) and I liked it better than “Wire in the Blood.”

214 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 8:57:22pm

re: #205 RealityBasedEbola

I can’t tell satire from reality anymore. I think the next time I’m feeling a bit under the weather, I’ll just check with my auto mechanic.

RBS

He’d just hook you up to the diagnosis computer. You’ve got an diagnosis interface plug, right?

215 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 9:00:15pm

re: #213 BeachDem

Did you ever try “Touching Evil”—also Robson Green (love him) and I liked it better than “Wire in the Blood.”

I liked that one. Nicola Walker is a gem.


“Hmmm, I smell a crime…”

216 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 9:05:50pm

Gus, making an astute observation.

217 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 9:07:28pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

The “liberal” media needs to drop this idea of “balance,” needs to accept that sometimes the public has to be sat down and told the truth without presenting “the other side.” If a doctor says that a quarantine is not necessary, that should be it. You should not need to find “the common man” or find another doctor who feeds the public’s stupidity by saying a quarantine should happen if for no other reason than to put people at ease.

But many of UpChuck’s followers don’t pay much attention to non-wingnut media, and many of those that do will refuse to listen if they feel slighted because their views aren’t being presented. You can’t educate someone who does not want to learn without employing coercion.

218 Kid A  Oct 26, 2014 9:10:29pm

re: #143 teleskiguy

He has about as many Twitter followers as our humble host. He’s been interviewed and favorably mentioned on The Rush Limbaugh Show. He gets Drudge links. I’ll bet a lot of people believe it. I call those fuckers “mouth-breathers” that you asked about earlier.

President Kennedy told Jackie “We’re in crazy country” when they went to Dallas. What happened next?

219 Kid A  Oct 26, 2014 9:11:17pm

re: #214 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Awesome blog you have, by the way.

220 piratedan  Oct 26, 2014 9:15:08pm

re: #215 De Kolta Chair

she was awesome in MI-5 too

221 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 9:16:00pm

re: #215 De Kolta Chair

I liked that one. Nicola Walker is a gem.

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“Hmmm, I smell a crime…”

She is, she is! Which leads me to—did you watch “Last Tango in Halifax”—she is wonderful in that.

And, since you like Robson Green and Michael Kitchen, how about “Reckless”—they are both great in it (also Francesca Annis.)

222 GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 26, 2014 9:16:32pm

re: #74 Dark_Falcon

The Tribune’s most recent poll has Rauner up by 2. It’s tight.

Ohhhh the Chicago Trib. Good for them. I wasn’t polled.

The only one that matters is the one on election day.

But now you’ve made it clear where your loyalties lie. Not with the people of IL.

223 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 9:17:36pm

re: #222 GlutenFreeJesus

Fling an insult, get a downding.

224 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:22:22pm

re: #217 Dark_Falcon

But many of UpChuck’s followers don’t pay much attention to non-wingnut media, and many of those that do will refuse to listen if they feel slighted because their views aren’t being presented. You can’t educate someone who does not want to learn without employing coercion.

It might be time to start putting some painfully direct ideas on the table regarding irresponsible and dangerous fear mongering. The first amendment is not a suicide pact.

225 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 26, 2014 9:24:50pm

Evening Lizards. Just discovered I have a new follower on twitter “RandTheMovie”. 3 guesses as to what he’s pushing and the first 2 don’t count.

226 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:24:59pm

re: #224 EPR-radar

It might be time to start putting some painfully direct ideas on the table regarding irresponsible and dangerous fear mongering. The first amendment is not a suicide pact.

Of course, if the MSM ever finds its spine when reporting on the GOP/wingnuts, one might not have to consider such draconian measures.

227 Varek Raith  Oct 26, 2014 9:26:02pm

re: #225 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Evening Lizards. Just discovered I have a new follower on twitter “RandTheMovie”. 3 guesses as to what he’s pushing and the first 2 don’t count.

Well, shit.
I’m out.
/

228 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:26:18pm

re: #225 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Evening Lizards. Just discovered I have a new follower on twitter “RandTheMovie”. 3 guesses as to what he’s pushing and the first 2 don’t count.

Sounds like a fun chew toy. IIRC, the almighty ‘free market’ didn’t have a favorable verdict on the Atlas Shrugged crap.

229 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:27:47pm

re: #222 GlutenFreeJesus

Ohhhh the Chicago Trib. Good for them. I wasn’t polled.

The only one that matters is the one on election day.

But now you’ve made it clear where your loyalties lie. Not with the people of IL.

That’s being a bit unfair. There must be at least a dozen people in IL that would be better off under Republican rule.

230 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 9:30:03pm

re: #224 EPR-radar

It might be time to start putting some painfully direct ideas on the table regarding irresponsible and dangerous fear mongering. The first amendment is not a suicide pact.

Then please present your ideas.

231 The War TARDIS  Oct 26, 2014 9:33:49pm

OT, but I had to update my Doctor Who article. There was a canon revelation at a con Jenna was at over the weekend. I won’t spoil it here.

232 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:33:57pm

re: #230 Dark_Falcon

Then please present your ideas.

I think a good starting point would be severe sanctions for passing off lies and agitprop as news (i.e., the Fox News business model).

The damage that Fox News et al. is doing to the country is immense.

233 Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 26, 2014 9:37:47pm

re: #224 EPR-radar

It might be time to start putting some painfully direct ideas on the table regarding irresponsible and dangerous fear mongering. The first amendment is not a suicide pact.

There have already been instances of nutters being propelled over the edge and into violence by the billowing gusts of hatred and paranoia that spew from the voices of the RW. In every instance the spewers disavow any intent or culpability.

The only Americans who are consistently held responsible for outcomes are the poor and the sick: they are deemed responsible for their being poor and/or sick.

234 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 9:40:13pm

re: #219 Kid A

Awesome blog you have, by the way.

Many thanks.

235 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 9:41:16pm

re: #232 EPR-radar

I think a good starting point would be severe sanctions for passing off lies and agitprop as news (i.e., the Fox News business model).

The damage that Fox News et al. is doing to the country is immense.

Lies I can see, put sanctioning something as “propaganda” is seriously problematic.

236 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:41:57pm

re: #233 Higgs Boson’s Mate

There have already been instances of nutters being propelled over the edge and into violence by the billowing gusts of hatred and paranoia that spew from the voices of the RW. In every instance the spewers disavow any intent or culpability.

The only Americans who are held responsible for outcomes are the poor and the sick: they are deemed responsible for their being poor and/or sick.

This stupid and dangerous reaction to Ebola makes it clear to me that we’re getting way too close to a transition to fascism.

237 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 9:43:03pm

re: #235 Dark_Falcon

Lies I can see, put sanctioning something as “propaganda” is seriously problematic.

You are aware that Fox News won a court case that gives them the right to pass off lies as news?

I erred in my earlier comment by bringing in agitprop as well.

I was wrong. Fox News lies apparently haven’t been tested in US courts (probably because such a case wouldn’t get off the ground).

238 darthstar  Oct 26, 2014 9:43:59pm

If you didn’t watch the World Series, Madison Bumgarner threw a beautiful nine inning shut out. Of course, Fox was focused on other things, like KC’s superior bullpen, their impenetrable fielding, and their 29 year destiny…but my favorite part came in the 8th inning…

239 De Kolta Chair  Oct 26, 2014 9:46:54pm


Nite lizards.

240 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Oct 26, 2014 9:47:34pm

Man, Rick took care bidness tonight on The Walking Dead

241 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 9:48:01pm

re: #237 EPR-radar

You are aware that Fox News won a court case that gives them the right to pass off lies as news?

I erred in my earlier comment by bringing in agitprop as well.

I’m aware, but your clarification removed my biggest objection.

242 Pip's Squeak  Oct 26, 2014 9:50:29pm

re: #171 Floral Giraffe

Upfield is first rate. His descriptions of nature remind one of Conrad´s. If you like complicated plots though, try A.A.Fair, a pseudonym for Erle Stantley Gardner, but much better than the Perry Mason books.

244 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 9:54:18pm

re: #233 Higgs Boson’s Mate

There have already been instances of nutters being propelled over the edge and into violence by the billowing gusts of hatred and paranoia that spew from the voices of the RW. In every instance the spewers disavow any intent or culpability.

Two perfect examples would be Glenn Beck and the guy who shot up the Tides Foundation; also Bill O’Reilly and Dr. Tiller.

And neither of them paid any price for their hatemongering.

245 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 10:04:05pm

re: #244 BeachDem

Two perfect examples would be Glenn Beck and the guy who shot up the Tides Foundation; also Bill O’Reilly and Dr. Tiller.

And neither of them paid any price for their hatemongering.

US law as it stands is completely incapable of dealing with stochastic terrorism of that kind. This is probably an even better example to point to when arguing for rebalancing of first amendment protections than the lies of Fox News.

246 Dark_Falcon  Oct 26, 2014 10:10:25pm

re: #245 EPR-radar

US law as it stands is completely incapable of dealing with stochastic terrorism of that kind. This is probably an even better example to point to when arguing for rebalancing of first amendment protections than the lies of Fox News.

Actually, the best initial example to use (not the best there is, but the best to use) would be Radical Islamist rants and publications on the internet radicalizing a someone who then commits acts of terror. It’s the best initial example to use because its a familiar one people understand and because the fact that the radicalizer is usually foreign spares the initial example any discussion of how he is to be tried, since the terror master is going to be killed via airstrike instead of being brought to trial.

247 BeachDem  Oct 26, 2014 10:21:30pm

re: #245 EPR-radar

US law as it stands is completely incapable of dealing with stochastic terrorism of that kind. This is probably an even better example to point to when arguing for rebalancing of first amendment protections than the lies of Fox News.

I’m not even talking about a legal solution. It’s just sad that they didn’t face public humiliation for what they did. They just moved on to their next outrage without missing a beat.

248 GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 26, 2014 10:26:45pm

re: #223 Dark_Falcon

Fling an insult, get a downding.

re: #223 Dark_Falcon

Fling an insult, get a downding.

Truth seems to have hit a nerve with you. And all you have is a downding. Think about that for a moment.

249 EPR-radar  Oct 26, 2014 10:28:44pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Actually, the best initial example to use (not the best there is, but the best to use) would be Radical Islamist rants and publications on the internet radicalizing a someone who then commits acts of terror. It’s the best initial example to use because its a familiar one people understand and because the fact that the radicalizer is usually foreign spares the initial example any discussion of how he is to be tried, since the terror master is going to be killed via airstrike instead of being brought to trial.

I’m sorry, you’ve completely lost me here. I’m suggesting changes to US laws to allow the legal system to cope with domestic stochastic terrorists who presently have complete immunity via the first amendment.

The fact that the US engages in extrajudicial killing of foreign terrorists is pretty much orthogonal to anything having to do with US law. I’m most certainly not proposing that US domestic stochastic terrorists be dealt with as lawlessly as foreign terrorists simply in view of the label of ‘stochastic terrorist’.

251 goddamnedfrank  Oct 26, 2014 10:39:32pm

Thick like frozen molasses.

252 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 10:48:44pm

re: #250 Varek Raith

One of four students injured in a Washington high school cafeteria shooting has died, bringing death toll to two, hospital says.

UpChuck doesn’t think Marysville crosses the threshold of “mass shooting.” That’s how much of a shithead this guy is.

253 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 10:55:42pm
254 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 10:57:58pm
255 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 11:18:25pm

re: #252 teleskiguy

Oh, so it’s OK, then. /

256 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 11:19:14pm
257 Varek Raith  Oct 26, 2014 11:29:13pm

re: #256 teleskiguy

Well, that’s random.

258 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 11:29:32pm

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259 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 11:33:21pm

re: #258 teleskiguy

Pretty funny! Larry King says a bunch of stuff on Twitter one night.

He’s channeling this guy.

260 palomino  Oct 26, 2014 11:47:54pm

re: #123 Dark_Falcon

Your attitudes on race are a lot of things. Most of them weird.

Maybe you should just avoid the topic of race altogether, especially when it’s tied to a mag like NRO, whose history of racism is quite clear.

If you can’t seem to detect any racism, here’s a little clue: a writer for NRO gushingly quoting Peter Brimelow will almost always be racist. Even you should be able to figure that out.

261 teleskiguy  Oct 26, 2014 11:51:03pm

OK, I’ve fixed my #258. Repost:



My #259 has a relevant link.

262 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 26, 2014 11:56:50pm

re: #260 palomino

Your attitudes on race are a lot of things. Most of them weird.

Maybe you should just avoid the topic of race altogether, especially when it’s tied to a mag like NRO, whose history of racism is quite clear.

If you can’t seem to detect any racism, here’s a little clue: a writer for NRO gushingly quoting Peter Brimelow will almost always be racist. Even you should be able to figure that out.

A clue is the NRO habit of implying “those people” are not really Americans, and the underlying assumption than WASP Americans (preferably with some dough) are better than everyone else and can therefore judge the rest of us poor schlubs.

263 goddamnedfrank  Oct 27, 2014 12:25:13am

A total ghoul, with no sense of decency or even a modicum of self awareness.

264 goddamnedfrank  Oct 27, 2014 12:35:30am
265 goddamnedfrank  Oct 27, 2014 12:45:18am
266 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 2:49:24am
267 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 2:51:39am

re: #265 goddamnedfrank

Who? CCJ?

268 Romantic Heretic  Oct 27, 2014 3:34:39am

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Actually, the best initial example to use (not the best there is, but the best to use) would be Radical Islamist rants and publications on the internet radicalizing a someone who then commits acts of terror. It’s the best initial example to use because its a familiar one people understand and because the fact that the radicalizer is usually foreign spares the initial example any discussion of how he is to be tried, since the terror master is going to be killed via airstrike instead of being brought to trial.

I’d argue that is the worst initial example to use as it plays into the already existing and unrealistic fears of the American public about Muslim terrorism. This foaming fear is one of the tools that The Ministry of Truth, I mean Fox News, uses to enrage the public and further their autocratic goals.

Such a policy would be a distraction from the real problem because Islamic radicalism does not pose an existential threat to America.

Until America comes to grip with the bullshit spread by The Ministry of Truth and individuals like Rush and Glenn it is in deadly danger of being destroyed. A nation ruled by fear mongers will not be a democratic one, and very few people in it will be free.

269 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 27, 2014 3:49:08am

re: #268 Romantic Heretic

Until America comes to grip with the bullshit spread by The Ministry of Truth and individuals like Rush and Glenn it is in deadly danger of being destroyed. A nation ruled by fear mongers will not be a democratic one, and very few people in it will be free.

We place a lot of practical emphasis on education, which is a good thing in many respects, but I fear that we are failing in teaching basics, like how science works, how history is written and researched as well as basic civics, media and how our political system works.

A lot of very cynical people are exploiting this gap to promote their agendas, which are damaging to America over the long run.

270 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 4:28:22am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We place a lot of practical emphasis on education, which is a good thing in many respects, but I fear that we are failing in teaching basics, like how science works, how history is written and researched as well as basic civics, media and how our political system works.

A lot of very cynical people are exploiting this gap to promote their agendas, which are damaging to America over the long run.

For probably obvious reasons, I’m really concerned with the quality and direction of education in the USA. From my perspective as a foreign teacher in a very top-down, regimented, exam-driven education system, I’m alarmed by the willingness in the States to drive public education toward that model. Meanwhile, a small but alarmingly effective component of society wants to demolish public education in favor of a mish-mosh of charter, religious and private for-profit schools.

The top-down model (NCLB, Common Core, for example) stresses exam results, driving school systems to cut back on the arts and music, and other “soft” subjects that are not being tested. The drive to gut public education removes a common experience (and a politically neutral curriculum) that binds most Americans together.

Predictably, the kind of people who want to segregate their kids in a compartmentalized education system resent and mistrust the Common Core as some kind of government plot. Some of them don’t even trust the AP or IB programs. Since their organization and drive is effective and focused, those are the people who get elected to school boards, who get media attention, and who commandeer the RWNJ media network. They don’t oppose Common Core on its educational merits or demerits. They oppose it because it comes from the Government and (zog forbid) because it encourages students to think and question everything — including the bullshit the RR and RWNJ fringe want students to internalize.

271 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 4:32:18am

So my Mom was visiting last night and wanted to watch the news. The local station’s broadcast was over, so the NBC national News came on —Ebola for 1/2 an hour. I tried to find more local news, but all the national broadcasts were Ebola ad nauseam.

you?

272 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 4:33:51am

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We place a lot of practical emphasis on education, which is a good thing in many respects, but I fear that we are failing in teaching basics, like how science works, how history is written and researched as well as basic civics, media and how our political system works.

A lot of very cynical people are exploiting this gap to promote their agendas, which are damaging to America over the long run.

I notice the schools seem to spend a lot of time teaching kids how to get a long. YMMV

273 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 4:34:06am

re: #271 FemNaziBitch

So my Mom was visiting last night and wanted to watch the news. The local station’s broadcast was over, so the NBC national News came on —Ebola for 1/2 an hour. I tried to find more local news, but all the national broadcasts were Ebola ad nauseam.

you?

They’re market testing a 24-hour Ebola network.

/

274 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 4:38:29am
275 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 4:44:52am

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY:

antimetabole

PRONUNCIATION:
(AN-ti-muh-TAB-uh-lee)

MEANING:
noun: A repetition of words or an idea in a reverse order.
Example: “To fail to plan is to plan to fail.”

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek antimetabole, from anti- (opposite) + metabole (change), from meta- (after, along) + bole (a throw). Earliest documented use: 1589.

276 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 4:53:48am

VOTER HARASSMENT IN WISCONSIN

Milwaukee County’s Republican Elections Commissioner Rick Baas warned a crowd of volunteers and supporters Friday night to be “concerned about voter fraud,” and urged the hundreds of attendees to take an “extra step of vigilance.” “You as a Wisconsin resident can challenge people who are not supposed to be voting,” he said at the Milwaukee County Republicans event. “You’ve got to do that.”

Under state law, voters, election workers, official observers, or any member of the public can challenge the validity of someones vote, but to do so, they must swear under oath that they have firsthand knowledge that the person is not qualified to vote. A challenge cannot be based on a mere suspicion or hunch.

“Providing those parameters would be important to any discussion related to voter challenges,” Milwaukee City Election Commission Director Neil Albrecht told ThinkProgress. “Failure to provide has the potential to incite unsubstantiated challenges and a disruption to voting.”

Others echoed this concern that Baas’ invocation for “challenging” at the polls would hurt legitimate voters. “There’s a fine line by legitimate questions and harassment and intimidation,” said Darryl Morin, the Midwest vice president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Morin told ThinkProgress that as a Republican it is “disappointing” to see such rhetoric coming from “a party that claims to be reaching out to minorities.”

277 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 5:00:32am

Here is the Stupidest Meme of the Day (keeping in mind that it is early and likely to be superceded)

278 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 5:01:36am

Wingnuts seem to think that photo of Obama throwing out the first pitch means something other than Obama throwing out the first pitch.

279 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:02:13am

280 Romantic Heretic  Oct 27, 2014 5:02:51am

re: #270 wheat-dogghazi-bola

The aphorism I have come up with for the education system here in North America is, “Our system is not concerned with creating human beings suitable for citizenship. It’s concerned with creating human resources suitable for employment.”

An odd goal since the people behind it are busy destroying employment here at the same time.

281 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:02:54am
282 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 5:05:34am
283 Dark_Falcon  Oct 27, 2014 5:06:36am

re: #276 FemNaziBitch

VOTER HARASSMENT IN WISCONSIN

Best practices for challenges: Look into challenges honestly, but if someone is clearly acting in bad faith in making a challenge, have the police arrest him or her for interfering in the election and perjury. People who are fanatical enough to risk an arrest while “lying for Jesus” will still likely back off if the consequence of dishonesty is a perjury charge. Republicans (including me) have a need to feel that they are respectable, and a perjury conviction makes you officially non-respectable.

284 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:07:30am

Because it’s Monday —for everyone

Just for you!

285 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 27, 2014 5:07:55am

re: #277 Vicious Piebola

Here is the Stupidest Meme of the Day (keeping in mind that it is early and likely to be superceded)

[Embedded content]

Obama took responsibility for making the call…imagine the stink if it had all gone wrong and gotten a lot of Seals killed without achieving its objective.

286 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 5:08:32am

Stay classy, Erick

287 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:08:33am

re: #283 Dark_Falcon

Best practices for challenges: Look into challenges honestly, but if someone is clearly acting in bad faith in making a challenge, have the police arrest him or her for interfering in the election and perjury. People who are fanatical enough to risk an arrest while “lying for Jesus” will still likely back off if the consequence of dishonesty is a perjury charge. Republicans (including me) have a need to feel that they are respectable, and a perjury conviction makes you officially non-respectable.

These people will feel respectable if the outcome of the election is to their liking. The ends will justify the means.

288 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 5:09:16am

re: #285 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Obama took responsibility for making the call…imagine the stink if it had all gone wrong and gotten a lot of Seals killed without achieving its objective.

HURR HURR OBAMA KILLED ALL TEH SEALS LATER ON TO SHUT THEM UP!!!!!!!

289 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 5:10:24am

re: #276 FemNaziBitch

VOTER HARASSMENT IN WISCONSIN

Under state law, voters, election workers, official observers, or any member of the public can challenge the validity of someones vote, but to do so, they must swear under oath that they have firsthand knowledge that the person is not qualified to vote. A challenge cannot be based on a mere suspicion or hunch.

Yet, this is what the vast majority of challenges will be based on.

290 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:11:10am

re: #289 Dr. Matt

Yet, this is what the vast majority of challenges will be based on.

and the suspicion the voter will be voting Democratic.

291 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 5:11:45am

re: #290 FemNaziBitch

and the suspicion the voter will be voting Democratic.

Blah People

292 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:13:14am
293 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:16:57am

294 FemNaziBitch  Oct 27, 2014 5:17:25am

Dogs are fed, watered and everything else.

I’m going back to bed for a while.

Have a good morning all!

295 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 5:17:45am

re: #291 Dr. Matt

Blah People

HURR HURR BUT THEIR WAS TEH BLAH PANTHERS IN PHILADELPHIA SCARING ALL TEH OLD WHITE LADIES TAHT WAS SO SCARED THEY STAYED AWAY ALL DAY!!!!!!

296 Decatur Deb  Oct 27, 2014 5:19:12am

re: #289 Dr. Matt

Yet, this is what the vast majority of challenges will be based on.

re: #290 FemNaziBitch

and the suspicion the voter will be voting Democratic.

re: #291 Dr. Matt

Blah People

I’m prepping to be a Dem poll-watcher covering two precincts—this is the sort of thing we’re there to prevent. Unless we encounter an organized True the Vote effort, I’m not too worried, because it’s rural Alabama and I don’t think they’ll bother.

297 Eventual Carrion  Oct 27, 2014 5:23:02am

re: #225 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Evening Lizards. Just discovered I have a new follower on twitter “RandTheMovie”. 3 guesses as to what he’s pushing and the first 2 don’t count.

Road maps?

298 Eventual Carrion  Oct 27, 2014 5:26:08am

re: #237 EPR-radar

You are aware that Fox News won a court case that gives them the right to pass off lies as news?

I erred in my earlier comment by bringing in agitprop as well.

I was wrong. Fox News lies apparently haven’t been tested in US courts (probably because such a case wouldn’t get off the ground).

Because lying isn’t against the law.

299 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 27, 2014 5:27:38am

re: #298 Eventual Carrion

Because lying isn’t against the law.

It used to be enough to wreck a journalistic career in most cases, but standards of journalism have changed.

300 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 5:30:05am

re: #280 Romantic Heretic

The aphorism I have come up with for the education system here in North America is, “Our system is not concerned with creating human beings suitable for citizenship. It’s concerned with creating human resources suitable for employment.”

An odd goal since the people behind it are busy destroying employment here at the same time.

A hundred years ago, they wanted literate workers who could speak English and work in factories. Now, the goal is to get everyone ready for college, so they can be burdened with student loans while working low-wage jobs.

There’s a certain lack of long-range planning at work here.

301 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 5:51:36am
302 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 5:52:24am

re: #275 FemNaziBitch

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY:

Sounds like The Sphinx.
;)

303 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 6:10:48am

re:
#278

Wingnuts seem to think that photo of Obama throwing out the first pitch means something other than Obama throwing out the first pitch.

WHY is obummer going to games when EBOLA crisis is spreading all over??!!??!?!???!

304 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 6:13:45am
305 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 6:24:43am
306 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 6:25:40am

Halloween is coming up. Halloween dress up days at schools. Halloween dress up parties. Time to let your inner racist, bigot, homophobe, sexist, idiot, etc out under the guise of—“It’s all in good fun, doesn’t mean anything.”

307 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 6:27:12am

re: #305 Dr. Matt

linky needs edit

308 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 6:27:28am

Good morning Lizards from sunny (as always) Phila-delphia.

Eagles fans disappointed and thus a bit down today. (Steeler fans pretty happy with yesterday’s win, and the city is of Pittsburgh is abuzz* I guess.)

The Feline Overlords forgave my absence on Saturday since I was very good about being home to play heated cat pillow on Sunday in addition to serving extra tuna-flavored gushie food. (OM NOM NOM)

Back at work this morning drinking coffee and prepping project work before the slate of meetings eat up the rest of the day.

* - Joke on the oh-so-ugly throw-back uniforms the Steelers wear once a year. And which I guess will never be retired now.

309 iossarian  Oct 27, 2014 6:29:05am

re: #305 Dr. Matt

Interesting piece. Some pretty amazing photos:

The Flood Waters Swallowed Their Neighbors Whole. These People Were Geniuses.

FTA, posted without further comment:

It brings a newfound respect for the South, where your neighbors are your family, and makes me want to move there ASAP.

310 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 6:29:51am

re: #289 Dr. Matt

Yet, this is what the vast majority of challenges will be based on.

Don’t worry, the law will be changed to allow hunches for challenges shortly.
////

311 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 6:30:00am

re: #308 Feline Fearless Leader

312 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:31:23am

Christie blinked

313 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 6:31:37am

Christie cracks:

Thank God

314 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 6:32:27am

NY leads, NJ follows.

315 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:32:46am

re: #313 bill d

Christie cracks:

[Embedded content]

Thank God

Now he needs to be grilled publicly for being the troll that he is over this.

316 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 6:32:49am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I love behavioral stuff like that. My one cat will go find a piece of cardboard about 1’x1’ and sit on that - and only that - when she has the entire livingroom floor to choose from. The other looks for cover to “hide” behind, even if it’s something only sticking up about 1” and he is still 90% visible.

317 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:34:03am
318 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 6:35:27am

Week getting off to a good start with someone making Gov. Christie come to his senses:

319 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 6:36:07am

re: #318 bill d

Aliens?

320 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 6:37:01am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. This week marks the 2d anniversary since Sandy hit the region, and while most people think that everything is back to normal, some people are still dealing with the mental and physical issues from recovering from the storm, let alone with the pockets where rebuilding hasn’t occurred, and long term storm proofing has yet to get underway.

Lower Manhattan looks remarkably normal, but if you look closer, you’d see that South Ferry is still a mess - particularly the 1 train station stop. The MTA is still years away from getting what was a new station rebuilt and storm proofed. Other stations in Lower Manhattan are back up and running, but storm proofing has yet to be completed there.

The MTA has also rebuilt the Montague Street tunnel after 15 months of no service. Other subway tunnels that were flooded still need major repairs. Amtrak has warned that they will need to take Hudson River tunnels out of service to do major repairs, which would cripple the NEC and NJ Transit service into Midtown. The East River tunnels also need work, but there’s 4 tunnels so the margin for work is much easier to get around.

The Rockaways are still a mess, as are parts of the Jersey Shore. There’s been progress to be sure, but there’s still so much more to be done.

321 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 6:37:41am

re: #319 freetoken

Aliens?

Cat Circles

322 freetoken  Oct 27, 2014 6:38:04am

America, 2014:

Creationism conference at large U.S. research university stirs unease

A creationist conference set for a major research campus — Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing — is creating unease among some of the school’s students and faculty, which includes several prominent evolutionary biologists.

The 1 November event, called the Origins Summit, is sponsored by Creation Summit, an Oklahoma-based nonprofit Christian group that believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible and was founded to “challenge evolution and all such theories predicated on chance.” The one-day conference will include eight workshops, according the event’s website, including discussion of how evolutionary theory influenced Adolf Hitler’s worldview, why “the Big Bang is fake,” and why “natural selection is NOT evolution.” Another talk targets the work of MSU biologist Richard Lenski, who has conducted an influential, decades-long study of evolution in bacterial populations.

News of the event caught MSU’s scientific community largely by surprise. Creation Summit secured a room at the university’s business school through a student religious group, but the student group did not learn about the details of the program—or the sometimes provocative talk titles — until later, says MSU zoologist Fred Dyer. The talk titles led Dyer to suspect that the student group was not involved in planning the conference, he says, prompting him to look into its origins.

[…]

323 bill d  Oct 27, 2014 6:38:44am

re: #319 freetoken

Aliens?

Heh

“We were aware that cats were trying to take over YouTube, but we didn’t realise it was extending to Google Maps. We’re looking into this.”

324 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 6:40:45am

re:
#322

The one-day conference will include eight workshops, according the event’s website, including discussion of how evolutionary theory influenced Adolf Hitler’s worldview, why “the Big Bang is fake,” and why “natural selection is NOT evolution.”

Sounds like a research agenda of the highest order. ////

325 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 6:40:46am

re: #322 freetoken

One would hope that the student religious group learns something from being used by their own side.

326 Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 27, 2014 6:41:16am

re: #304 Vicious Piebola

“Obviously @viciousbabushka has never tried to occupy an unfriendly city.”

Neither has Mr. X. Wingers know things of which they have no prior knowledge, experience, or education. They just know them, see?

327 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 6:41:17am
328 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:42:25am
329 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:43:15am

re: #318 bill d

Week getting off to a good start with someone making Gov. Christie come to his senses:

[Embedded content]

Alien ground art. I thought that was only in South America.

330 lawhawk  Oct 27, 2014 6:44:07am

Once again, fear and hysteria is pushing politicians to act on an Ebola threat. Rather than using the fear and hysteria to send even more resources to West Africa to confront and stop the outbreak at its source, politicians will push the local response (quarantining doctors and nurses that show no symptoms and have tested negative for Ebola). The NIH warns of the unintended consequences, such as losing doctors and other health workers who might otherwise go to Africa for a 4 week stretch getting a 3 week period tacked on back in the States that makes the costs and burden too much.

NYS and NJ are backing off their quarantine rules, allowing for voluntary home checks, which makes more sense. These professionals should be allowed to self monitor. They know the risks to themselves and others better than the politicians who are making these decisions.

And NJ is pushing back against the claims that the nurse was not in a climate controlled tent , which when seen in the light that NJ is backing off the quarantine and allowing the nurse to fly home to Maine to continue quarantine there, suggests that they did get it wrong.

There’s still a risk that people who aren’t health workers flying in with the disease and not realizing it, but that too can be addressed with voluntary screening and regular checks with the local health authorities.

At the moment, there’s a young child who’s being evaluated in Bellevue for symptoms but no test results as yet.

331 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:44:31am
332 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:46:27am

I saw this last night…it was pretty good.

333 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 6:49:52am

RWNJs are crowing that Democrats are “distancing themselves from President Obama”; remind me how many appearances GWB has made over the last 4 election cycles that included two RNC conventions.

334 NJDhockeyfan  Oct 27, 2014 6:50:58am
335 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 6:51:22am
336 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 6:52:22am

Yesterday, Cuomo and Christie were standing shoulder to shoulder, bros against the Feds. Today, they both are desperately trying to scrape egg off their faces.

Chalk another up for sanity.

337 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 6:53:52am

re: #332 darthstar

MOAR COFFEE

Guilty as charged. Need Sugar

338 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 6:55:50am

re: #337 nearly-headless smith25

That laptop must get pretty hot if you can use it as a cup warmer. /

339 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 27, 2014 6:57:51am

re:
#338

Seriously, I use an old book shelf under my laptop on the arm of the recliner while I watch TV.
#LivingtheDream

340 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 6:57:52am

Ah, I see…

A nurse who recently returned from West Africa and was quarantined for the past three days in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital despite having no symptoms associated with Ebola will be allowed to return home to serve out the rest of her mandatory quarantine.

So that’s the plan. Release her to Maine but declare she’s still under quarantine, so when the government there tells him to piss off and allows her to resume her life, he can claim that the decision not to quarantine her is on them.

341 darthstar  Oct 27, 2014 6:57:58am

Holy crap it’s almost seven. I’ve got a plane to catch. Laterz.

342 Decatur Deb  Oct 27, 2014 6:59:39am

re: #341 darthstar

Holy crap it’s almost seven. I’ve got a plane to catch. Laterz.

It’s 9. You’re late.

343 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Oct 27, 2014 7:02:38am

re: #340 Targetpractice

Ah, I see…

So that’s the plan. Release her to Maine but declare she’s still under quarantine, so when the government there tells him to piss off and allows her to resume her life, he can claim that the decision not to quarantine her is on them.

Christie’s version of catch and release.

344 NJDhockeyfan  Oct 27, 2014 7:03:26am
345 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 7:07:17am

Gotta bunch of jjauthor fans swarming me this morning

346 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 7:07:49am

re: #343 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Christie’s version of catch and release.

It’s Christie’s governorship writ large: When caught in a politically untenable spot due to pig-headed actions, blame someone else.

347 Dr. Matt  Oct 27, 2014 7:10:46am
348 NJDhockeyfan  Oct 27, 2014 7:17:48am

Oh, brother…

349 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 7:18:58am

Oddly enough, it seems first Cuomo and then Christie backed off the quarantines within hours of the announcement that Ms. Hickox had found a lawyer and was filing suit to challenge her detainment. You’d almost think the two were connected…

350 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 7:19:22am
351 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 7:20:35am

I just had some idiot try to Kochsplain that Walmart abuses its workers, forces them on food stamps & sell cheap crap from Asia because of YOONYUNZ & GUBMIT REGOLASHUNZ!!!1!!!!!!

352 nearly-headless smith25  Oct 27, 2014 7:22:26am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWS, did you see where Crazy Congressman Massie came out and endorsed McConnell? Think it might have any impact on the Tea Party folks voting R-(Really Crazy) instead of I- (Insane Crazy)

353 Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 27, 2014 7:22:51am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

And cats loved Twain since he wore white suits and made the deposition of contrasting hair much easier to carry out.

354 Lumberhead  Oct 27, 2014 7:22:56am

re: #340 Targetpractice

Ah, I see…

So that’s the plan. Release her to Maine but declare she’s still under quarantine, so when the government there tells him to piss off and allows her to resume her life, he can claim that the decision not to quarantine her is on them.

Maine’s governor is nutball extraordinaire Paul LePage. Imagine what he’s going to do with this in the middle of a close election race.

355 Targetpractice  Oct 27, 2014 7:24:05am

re: #351 Vicious Piebola

I just had some idiot try to Kochsplain that Walmart abuses its workers, forces them on food stamps & sell cheap crap from Asia because of YOONYUNZ & GUBMIT REGOLASHUNZ!!!1!!!!!!

Seriously? They’re blaming unions for the conditions at Wal-Mart, a company that has fired people or ruined their lives just for considering the idea of unionizing the workers in a single store?

356 Lidane  Oct 27, 2014 7:24:43am

Oh, this should be fun:

357 Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 27, 2014 7:24:52am

re: #352 nearly-headless smith25

BWS, did you see where Crazy Congressman Massie came out and endorsed McConnell? Think it might have any impact on the Tea Party folks voting R-(Really Crazy) instead of I- (Insane Crazy)

Yeah, Massie was campaigning with Mitch last week.
I think turnout at each stop was in the dozens, despite the lure of free food.

358 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 7:28:11am

re: #355 Targetpractice

Seriously? They’re blaming unions for the conditions at Wal-Mart, a company that has fired people or ruined their lives just for considering the idea of unionizing the workers in a single store?

HURR HURR IF TEH YOONYUNZ DIDN’T MAKE IT SO EKSPENSIF TO MAKE STUFF IN MURICA THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO IMPORT ALL TEH THINGS FROM CHINA!!!1!!!!!!

359 Vicious Piebola  Oct 27, 2014 7:28:59am
360 Decatur Deb  Oct 27, 2014 7:30:04am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”

Then Twain would be right at home in my old ‘hometown’, Vicenza. They all love cats, though there is argument about the sauces.

<emAlthough “cucina povera” seems to be more associated with Tuscany and the south than the Veneto, Vicenza’s cuisine is deeply defined by the foods people prepared generations ago when Vicenza, along with the Veneto, experienced crippling poverty as a result of droughts, plagues, famines and wars caused by political machinations. For example, the local nickname “magnagatti” (literally cat-eaters) originated from a time when rumors started to circulate that the people of Vicenza, out of poverty and desperation, started eating cats. Although the truth behind the rumor is debatable, the locals’ full acceptance of the nickname and pride in being called cat-eaters attest to the resilience of Vicenza’s people as well as its culinary traditions. Although Vicenza now enjoys one of the highest standard of living in Italy, its cuisine is still rooted in basic preparations of what is typically considered lowly ingredients to make excellent dishes.

wikitravel.org

361 Decatur Deb  Oct 27, 2014 7:32:05am

re: #343 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Christie’s version of catch and release.

Brilliant!

362 NJDhockeyfan  Oct 27, 2014 7:35:31am
363 Floral Giraffe  Oct 27, 2014 7:37:35am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hemmingway was also a big cat fan! Of the seven toed variety!

364 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Oct 27, 2014 7:37:40am

re: #330 Vogon Poetry

Once again, fear and hysteria is pushing politicians to act on an Ebola threat. Rather than using the fear and hysteria to send even more resources to West Africa to confront and stop the outbreak at its source,

That would entail giving FREE STUFF to dark-skinned people, and we are categorically against such things.

365 Floral Giraffe  Oct 27, 2014 7:38:13am

re: #362 NJDhockeyfan

That’s a LONG hard 7 years. RIP.

366 Decatur Deb  Oct 27, 2014 7:41:10am

re: #363 Floral Giraffe

Hemmingway was also a big cat fan! Of the seven toed variety!

That’s because Hemingway passed through Vicenza on his way back from the fighting in Bassano and Caporetto. He and his buds paid a local kid to pass a bottle of grappa through the train window.

367 Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 27, 2014 7:49:22am

re: #322 freetoken

That piece made me think of those nations that put education on a pedestal, even to the extent of providing free or low cost college tuition. The fools: all they need is the Bible. We’re gonna’ so kick their asses in the years to come.


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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (Official Music Video) Official video for Black Coffee from the new Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa album Black Coffee. Pre-order: smarturl.it BLACK COFFEE is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl. The limited CD box includes 2 coasters, a postcard and an ...
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Sparks - ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Sparks (allsparks.com) performs "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us" live in Studio A. Recorded 10.12.17. Host: Darren DeVivoAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Dan Tuozzoli, Kristal Ho, Monica Fafaul, Alexandra Brennan and Liz CarrEditor: ...
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