Oregon: Test Shows Liberian Woman Under Observation Does Not Have Ebola

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OregonLive.com is reporting tonight that the Liberian woman hospitalized for observation on Friday with a self-monitored fever does not have Ebola.

A Liberian woman who was hospitalized Friday in Milwaukie over fears she has Ebola does not have the disease, health care officials said on Sunday.

“Based on test results and an evaluation of her clinical condition, I’m pleased to say there are no cases of Ebola in Oregon,” Dr. Paul Lewis, the tri-county health officer, said in a news release from Providence Health & Services. “The CDC has advised us that no further testing is required.”

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1 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 6:51:04pm


Science defeats superstition every time.

2 The Mountain That Blogs  Nov 2, 2014 6:52:50pm
The CDC has advised us that no further testing is required.

TIME TO PANIC

3 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 2, 2014 6:55:04pm

Another defeat for the right. They must be getting completely demoralized. What happened to that martial law/cancelled election prediction of theirs?

4 Kragar  Nov 2, 2014 6:56:14pm

re: #2 The Mountain That Blogs

TIME TO PANIC

What the hell does the CDC know?

5 Justanotherhuman  Nov 2, 2014 6:58:36pm

Will probably, and hopefully, be the case for the person in NC from Liberia.

6 Justanotherhuman  Nov 2, 2014 6:59:52pm

re: #1 De Kolta Chair

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Science defeats superstition every time.

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7 Belafon  Nov 2, 2014 7:02:10pm

re: #4 Kragar

A question was asked between a bunch of my son’s classmates at his college: If you fell head first off a two story building, would you die? He looked up some studies and posted them. Everyone agreed with the findings - which said yes - except for one guy (who my son said has to contradict everything) who wrote “Just because you have the majority on your side doesn’t mean your right.”

8 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 7:02:18pm

Oregon??? Could it be Dysentery?

RBS

9 Skip Intro  Nov 2, 2014 7:03:52pm

re: #1 De Kolta Chair

Except in politics and religion.

10 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 7:04:44pm

I have no idea what Wilvon is trying to say exactly, but based on his past tweets I sense that he’s disappointed.

11 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 7:05:49pm

re: #7 Belafon

A question was asked between a bunch of my son’s classmates at his college: If you fell head first off a two story building, would you die? He looked up some studies and posted them. Everyone agreed with the findings - which said yes - except for one guy (who my son said has to contradict everything) who wrote “Just because you have the majority on your side doesn’t mean your right.”

Two stories, land feet first and a good PLF (Parachute Landing Fall) and roll and you would probably survive. Head first, no freaking way. Tell your son to just ask his friend to try it, prove that the experts are wrong. (Perhaps not, somebody like that might actually try it).

RBS

12 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 7:08:32pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

I have no idea what Wilvon is trying to say exactly, but based on his past tweets I sense that he’s disappointed.

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I’ve noticed that too. That they seem, rather than relieved and happy that the tests have been negative, almost sad. It’s like they would want someone to catch Ebola just to make them happy and give meaning to their lives. But we all know that nobody is that shallow and petty now don’t we? ///snark

RBS

13 Justanotherhuman  Nov 2, 2014 7:09:50pm

re: #7 Belafon

A question was asked between a bunch of my son’s classmates at his college: If you fell head first off a two story building, would you die? He looked up some studies and posted them. Everyone agreed with the findings - which said yes - except for one guy (who my son said has to contradict everything) who wrote “Just because you have the majority on your side doesn’t mean your right.”

I suppose it would depend on whatever studies are out there based on injury reports and autopsies?

But if you fell on your head, I’d tend to think it would be more likely it would be a fatal injury. Unless, of course, you fell into a net.

14 Justanotherhuman  Nov 2, 2014 7:11:20pm

Keep calm and carry on.

Later, Lizards!

15 Belafon  Nov 2, 2014 7:12:01pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

I say we lock up every person in this country who gets a temperature over 99.8F (to compensate for possible temperature errors in the thermometers). We should also lock up anyone they have come in contact with, and, just for save measure, anyone they came in contact with. I’m recommending this policy until March.

Also: They can’t claim they were correct all along, and that Obama was a lazy-tyrant-idiot-genius if no one will get sick.

16 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 7:14:43pm

re: #12 RealityBasedEbola

I’ve noticed that too. That they seem, rather than relieved and happy that the tests have been negative, almost sad. It’s like they would want someone to catch Ebola just to make them happy and give meaning to their lives. But we all know that nobody is that shallow and petty now don’t we? ///snark

RBS

I think he’s trying to say that other people’s positive results should give us pause about this negative result. But that’s not how shit works.

17 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 7:16:33pm

re: #15 Belafon

I say we lock up every person in this country who gets a temperature over 99.8F (to compensate for possible temperature errors in the thermometers). We should also lock up anyone they have come in contact with, and, just for save measure, anyone they came in contact with. I’m recommending this policy until March.

We should just have exploding thermometers. That would solve everything.

18 Mattand  Nov 2, 2014 7:21:00pm

Is it me, or is the press flipping out every time someone who came within 500 miles of Liberia sneezes?

19 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 7:21:30pm

Meanwhile in Utah…

20 Belafon  Nov 2, 2014 7:22:02pm

re: #18 Mattand

They’re all afraid they might catch brown.

21 Belafon  Nov 2, 2014 7:22:29pm

re: #19 De Kolta Chair

Do you have a link for that?

22 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 7:23:39pm

Here comes theocracy.

23 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 7:24:12pm

re: #21 Belafon

Do you have a link for that?

Yup, and they’re all quite funny and pathetically sad at the same time
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24 nearly-headless smith25  Nov 2, 2014 7:24:31pm

re: #19 De Kolta Chair

Meanwhile in Utah…

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What they hell kind of data could he find?

I see James Browns mugshot at bottom. Who are the other pics I wonder?

25 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 7:25:02pm

re: #19 De Kolta Chair

26 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 7:27:13pm

re: #25 goddamnedfrank

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Remind me to never ever ever ever fuck with that baby. Ever.

27 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 7:32:19pm

Amazingly twisty defense of bigotry, live at IStandSunday.

28 Belafon  Nov 2, 2014 7:34:52pm

re: #23 De Kolta Chair

I’m having trouble buying that most of those are real.

29 Mattand  Nov 2, 2014 7:35:31pm

re: #19 De Kolta Chair

Meanwhile in Utah…

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That is the kind of fail that only America can produce.

*sigh*

Get ‘em while they’re young.

30 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 7:36:41pm

re: #28 Belafon

I’m having trouble buying that most of those are real.

It looks like a Photoplasty contest at Cracked…. the one about the “Sphincter” is obviously on volcanoes.

RBS

31 Jenner7  Nov 2, 2014 7:37:06pm

re: #28 Belafon

Yeah. I always thought the Mormon one was shopped.

32 Mattand  Nov 2, 2014 7:37:50pm

re: #23 De Kolta Chair

re: #28 Belafon

Yeah, maybe you’re right. I still stand by #29, though.

33 Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2014 7:45:28pm
34 Jenner7  Nov 2, 2014 7:46:42pm

Is it weird that I can’t wait for Tuesday? I just love elections and I’m glued to the TV and my computer. Anyhoo, sorry for the random thoughts. Everybody vote!!

35 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 7:52:47pm

Imagine how much fun we’d be having if Romney had won.

On the other hand, let’s not and say we didn’t.

36 Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2014 7:56:18pm
37 Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2014 7:57:08pm

But I repeat myself.

38 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 7:57:36pm

It’s those people:

39 Jenner7  Nov 2, 2014 7:57:57pm

re: #35 De Kolta Chair

My favorite Halloween episode….

40 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 7:58:52pm

re: #29 Mattand

Get ‘em while they’re young.

I saw that movie.

I do have to admit that they are stylish.

41 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 8:00:07pm

re: #40 De Kolta Chair

Now whenever I see that picture, I see the Gus version.

42 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 8:01:07pm

Yes, just like a communist dictator, except for not being at all like a communist dictator. Aside from that, exactly like a communist dictator!

43 whitebeach  Nov 2, 2014 8:07:57pm

re: #7 Belafon

A question was asked between a bunch of my son’s classmates at his college: If you fell head first off a two story building, would you die? He looked up some studies and posted them. Everyone agreed with the findings - which said yes - except for one guy (who my son said has to contradict everything) who wrote “Just because you have the majority on your side doesn’t mean your right.”

People jump head first from 15-meter (roughly 4-story) diving boards all the time with no problems. Into filled swimming pools of course, but maybe the question wasn’t stated definitively enough.

44 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 8:10:03pm

re: #42 De Kolta Chair

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Yes, just like a communist dictator, except for not being at all like a communist dictator. Aside from that, exactly like a communist dictator!

She’s just like a communist dictator just like upChuck is a journalist.

RBS

45 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 2, 2014 8:14:59pm

I voted early, straight Democrat. In principal I would vote for a sane Republican but it looks like they all died of Ebola or got deported to FEMA camp or something. They are nowhere to be seen in any case.

46 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 8:16:50pm

re: #43 whitebeach

People jump head first from 15-meter (roughly 4-story) diving boards all the time with no problems. Into filled swimming pools of course, but maybe the question wasn’t stated definitively enough.

what if every time you dived off the 15 meter board, they drained the pool by a couple of inches. After just a little while you’d be able to dive headfirst into cement. Should work.

RBS

47 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 8:17:37pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel

I voted early, straight Democrat. In principal I would vote for a sane Republican but it looks like they all died of Ebola or got deported to FEMA camp or something. They are nowhere to be seen in any case.

This election is the first time in my life I voted for all Democrats on the ballot.

48 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 8:18:22pm

re: #44 RealityBasedEbola

She’s just like a communist dictator just like upChuck is a journalist.

RBS


The only award Chucky has ever won.

49 EbolaSpotinAL  Nov 2, 2014 8:19:05pm

re: #19 De Kolta Chair

Mormons are a minority. Is that what he meant?

50 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 2, 2014 8:19:29pm

I see that Phil Robertson declares that he is “not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!”
I wonder if he is ashamed of ducking out of Vietnam service when he was prime eligible? We could have used a straight shooting bushwhacker like him.

51 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 8:22:34pm

re: #50 Shiplord Kirel

I see what you did there.

52 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 8:23:34pm

re: #49 EbolaSpotinAL

Mormons are a minority. Is that what he meant?

The LDS can’t decide on whether Kolob is a planet or a star, so let’s let them have their fun, shall we?

Meanwhile, here we are, and I can think of worse places to be. Like Utah, for one.

53 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 8:23:42pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel

I voted early, straight Democrat. In principal I would vote for a sane Republican but it looks like they all died of Ebola or got deported to FEMA camp or something. They are nowhere to be seen in any case.

Even a sane Republican is going to caucus with the GOP. The entire party is a malignant cancer, doing anything that increases its power is a huge mistake.

54 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 2, 2014 8:25:25pm

Apparently someone in NC who just arrived from Liberia has a fever, so the ebola klaxons are sounding in Twitter again.
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No proof the unnamed person has ebola, mind you. It’s just Liberia + fever = ebola!! We’re all gonna die!!

Oh, and it’s Obama and Kay Hagan’s fault.

55 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 8:28:27pm

Walk This Sweet Funk Emotion

MP3 Audio

56 Jenner7  Nov 2, 2014 8:28:54pm

re: #52 De Kolta Chair

Hey now! :(

57 Kid A  Nov 2, 2014 8:29:41pm
58 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 8:30:15pm
59 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 8:31:38pm

re: #56 Jenner7

Hey now! :(

A beautiful place, Utah. The residents are another story.

60 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 8:32:58pm

re: #57 Kid A

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He’s going as a “Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links”?

RBS

61 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 8:35:02pm
62 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 8:36:15pm

Wilvon is precious.

He really needs her to have ebola, but he can’t just come out and say that. So instead we have endless questioning of the results, because reasons.

63 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 8:36:26pm

re: #58 jaunte

Phobos was named by the esteemed astronomer Asaph Hall, who judging by this photo was sometimes a bit tuckered out. Nothing wrong with that.

64 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 8:37:12pm

re: #63 De Kolta Chair

That’s me at Daylight Savings change time.

65 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 2, 2014 8:39:51pm

Birthday weekend. Checking In! Actually its tomorrow. I took the day off as has been my procedure for the last 5 yrs (try it!)

66 Jenner7  Nov 2, 2014 8:45:16pm

re: #59 De Kolta Chair

Hey now, again! We aren’t all bad….

67 Jenner7  Nov 2, 2014 8:53:01pm

re: #65 Stanley Seabola

Happy Birthday!!!

68 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 2, 2014 8:55:55pm

re: #67 Jenner7

thanks love!

69 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2014 8:59:23pm

re: #22 jaunte

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Here comes theocracy.

Interesting how he’s conveniently doing the speech from an office with flags on either side of him. I wonder if that was supposed to be a not so subtle hint about his Presidential aspirations?

70 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 8:59:46pm

Well, if you ever wondered what teleskiguy looks like if he were a Simpsons character wonder no more.

71 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 2, 2014 8:59:53pm

no work tomorrow = I will watch the Walking Dead real time.. wheeeeeeeeeee

72 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 9:02:02pm

Fair warning everyone!

73 BeachDem  Nov 2, 2014 9:02:28pm

Haven’t read every comment yet. but just in case…

Know Your Meme—Fake Science Fair Projects

knowyourmeme.com

74 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:04:28pm

re: #72 jaunte

But… but… but… I thought the “Tea Party” was about Taxes.

75 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2014 9:04:37pm

re: #72 jaunte

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Fair warning everyone!

I believe this is Hattiesburg Mississippi if I’m not mistaken.

76 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 2, 2014 9:07:02pm

re: #73 BeachDem

Haven’t read every comment yet. but just in case…

Know Your Meme—Fake Science Fair Projects

knowyourmeme.com

That’s right, it was SomethingAwful, I was thinking it might have been Cracked. Thanks.

RBS

77 BeachDem  Nov 2, 2014 9:07:02pm

re: #62 goddamnedfrank

Wilvon is precious.

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He really needs her to have ebola, but he can’t just come out and say that. So instead we have endless questioning of the results, because reasons.

What he really needs is to learn how to form coherent sentences. WTF is he trying to say?

78 jaunte  Nov 2, 2014 9:07:19pm

re: #75 Eclectic Cyborg

Deep South.

79 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:07:47pm

If I’m not mistaken, the Bible talks much more about condemning usury than it does homosexuality.

Why then aren’t these I Stand Sunday people not campaigning against, say, CitiBank?

80 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 2, 2014 9:10:30pm

I’m really tired of the Lena Dunham outrage, and Miss Dunham is not helping herself at all. But, jeez, you’d think she was a 7-year-old Hannibal Lector from all the attention paid her memoirs.

81 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 9:11:32pm

re: #72 jaunte

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Fair warning everyone!

God loves you, but hates sin. Christ paid the price.

Which brings up an interesting theological contradiction: while the Book of Pastrami insists upon one’s duty to order an extra side of pickles, the Book of Gimli, Son of Glóin, says that the apostles dined and dashed.

Wars have been fought over such minute and moronic details.

82 BeachDem  Nov 2, 2014 9:11:43pm

re: #79 freetoken

If I’m not mistaken, the Bible talks much more about condemning usury than it does homosexuality.

Why then aren’t these I Stand Sunday people not campaigning against, say, CitiBank?

Give me Reverend Barber’s Moral Mondays any day over these freaks.

83 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 2, 2014 9:12:27pm

re: #79 freetoken

If I’m not mistaken, the Bible talks much more about condemning usury than it does homosexuality.

Why then aren’t these I Stand Sunday people not campaigning against, say, CitiBank?

It also says stuff about compassion, charity, love and kindess. I’m not hearing much of any of that stuff from the I Stand Sunday crowd.

84 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:14:24pm

re: #80 wheat-dogghazi-bola

The fixation over Dunham’s self-expose of children becoming aware of their genatalia strikes me as extremely voyeuristic and prurient.

85 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:15:05pm

re: #83 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Well, the haters would say they are being loving to the gays, by trying to get them to repent before God sends them to hell.

86 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 9:17:08pm

There’s a chance Colorado is going to send some atavistic motherfuckers to the Governor’s Mansion and the Senate.

It’s a mid term election. Mid term elections are all about turnout. And Republicans turn out more than Democrats in elections like this.

Well, Colorado - my birthplace and home for my entire life - is about to become Red(neck) again.

87 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 9:21:32pm

re: #77 BeachDem

What he really needs is to learn how to form coherent sentences. WTF is he trying to say?

He’s an MD. SX is symptoms.

He communicates very poorly, even for a doctor.

88 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 2, 2014 9:23:13pm

re: #85 freetoken

Well, the haters would say they are being loving to the gays, by trying to get them to repent before God sends them to hell.

Oh, like their attitude toward Israel and Jews, basically.

89 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2014 9:24:41pm

re: #84 freetoken

The fixation over Dunham’s self-expose of children becoming aware of their genatalia strikes me as extremely voyeuristic and prurient.

Generally speaking as a society we like to convince ourselves certain things never actually happen. That would be one of them.

90 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2014 9:26:07pm

re: #86 teleskiguy

There’s a chance Colorado is going to send some atavistic motherfuckers to the Governor’s Mansion and the Senate.

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It’s a mid term election. Mid term elections are all about turnout. And Republicans turn out more than Democrats in elections like this.

Well, Colorado - my birthplace and home for my entire life - is about to become Red(neck) again.

All those races are still pretty close. There’s swing potential.

91 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 9:26:23pm

The Colorado governors race is going to be like the 2000 presidential race. It’s going to be stoopid [sic, but I like this spelling of “stupid” better] close, down to the hundreds of votes.

Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race will be the same.

92 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 9:28:14pm

93 goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2014 9:29:19pm

re: #84 freetoken

The fixation over Dunham’s self-expose of children becoming aware of their genatalia strikes me as extremely voyeuristic and prurient.

To be fair there are two halves to that equation. Dunham clearly seeks out and craves attention like that’s what’s keeping her alive. I don’t necessarily have a problem with what she wrote, but as a massive introvert I probably never would have written anything remotely as self exposing for public consumption. At least not under my real name. I like my privacy.

94 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:31:46pm

I have no idea how these elections will turn out.

I do believe, though, that the campaign-industry loves close races. We need drama to entertain us, and nail-biting political races gives us a kind of sport.

95 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 9:35:57pm

re: #90 Eclectic Cyborg

All those races are still pretty close. There’s swing potential.

The governors race gets me worked up. I think John Hickenlooper has been a good governor who’s been pretty honest about his dealings in Denver. He governs as a centrist with a left-leaning tilt on some things and a rightward tilt on others. Sure I disagree with the man, especially on energy policy, but I agree with him too. Like his stance on the death penalty (he’s against it, though it be legal in Colorado, though rarely used).

His opponent, Bob Beauprez? Well, we’d better paddle faster because I hear banjo music!

96 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 9:40:21pm

@NateSilver538 is getting all sorts of geeky on Twitter right now.

97 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:45:59pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

Nate Silver is an excellent example of what I mean by elections being “sport” for Americans.

98 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:47:42pm

Teens’ right to abortions leads to more enduring marriages

Not exactly what the AFA would endorse.

99 De Kolta Chair  Nov 2, 2014 9:50:37pm

“Thou shalt have no other Poirot but Suchet.” — Agatha, 4.50 from Paddington

100 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 9:50:46pm

re: #97 freetoken

Nate Silver is an excellent example of what I mean by elections being “sport” for Americans.

I think the “sport” factor is a direct result of Citizens United.

The best democracy money can buy!™

101 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 9:53:21pm

re: #100 teleskiguy

I think it predates Citizens United, by quite a bit. However, the increase in corporate cash flow has made the candidates a bit more like professional ball players, I propose.

102 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 2, 2014 9:53:43pm

re: #93 goddamnedfrank

To be fair there are two halves to that equation. Dunham clearly seeks out and craves attention like that’s what’s keeping her alive. I don’t necessarily have a problem with what she wrote, but as a massive introvert I probably never would have written anything remotely as self exposing for public consumption. At least not under my real name. I like my privacy.

Yeah, I’m surprised Dunham (1) revealed as much as she did and (2) seems so shocked that some people are offended and/or horrified at what she wrote. She can’t be that self-absorbed, can she?

103 BeachDem  Nov 2, 2014 9:56:18pm

Well, tomorrow morning I go see my accountant to straighten out my taxes, and hopefully, remain out of debtors’ prison! Then, it’s off to the liquor store to stock up for Tuesday night. The only way I’ll be able to survive watching my state slip further into the gutter will be by consuming mass quantities of amber-colored liquids.

I truly admire the Dems down here who have the guts and the endurance to launch campaigns against overwhelming odds, with no national support and no media support (we have Republican candidates who refused to debate their Dem opponents, but the media let them off the hook with nary a comment).

I cringe, then laugh, when the DCCC emails or calls me to give them money. As if.

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104 piratedan  Nov 2, 2014 10:00:25pm

re: #72 jaunte

yes Christ paid the price, but did he get change? did he keep his receipt? Because based on the behavior of some of his so called adherents, he might want to consider a refund.

105 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 10:00:28pm

re: #101 freetoken

I think it predates Citizens United, by quite a bit. However, the increase in corporate cash flow has made the candidates a bit more like professional ball players, I propose.

Too true.

Our Senate race has that sportsball feel to it this year, especially Cory Gardner. He’s been quite the effective snake oil salesman, smiling everywhere he goes and “pivoting” on a lot of the backward women’s stuff he supports (“personhood”). He did give this weasely interview but he’s faced little scrutiny from anybody.

In the debates, both candidates never answered any questions, it was all platitudes and stupid rhetoric.

GO TEAM GO! /weeps for logic and reason

106 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 10:06:17pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

Too true.

Our Senate race has that sportsball feel to it this year, especially Cory Gardner.

I think this is quite intentional. Campaigning is a form of advertising, and advertisers these days are so well skilled in psychology and manipulation of people.

107 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 10:08:33pm

re: #106 freetoken

I think this is quite intentional. Campaigning is a form of advertising, and advertisers these days are so well skilled in psychology and manipulation of people.

I’m reminded of Bill Hicks.

Anybody out there in the audience who is in marketing or advertising? [cheers] Kill yourselves.

108 Kragar  Nov 2, 2014 10:10:44pm

re: #104 piratedan

yes Christ paid the price, but did he get change? did he keep his receipt? Because based on the behavior of some of his so called adherents, he might want to consider a refund.

“Jesus did for your sins.”
“I don’t think all those things you’re talking about are sins.”
“HERETIC! BURN HIM!”

109 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 10:12:48pm

Australia is turning out to be quite the hold out of resistance to addressing climate change:

Brisbane Airport Bans Climate Ad Ahead of G20

A bid by environmentalists to confront world leaders with a digital billboard highlighting climate change has been thwarted by Brisbane airport authorities who deemed the message too political.

[…]

The ad was to feature Australian farmer David Bruer with the caption: “Action on climate change is #onmyagenda. Please put it on yours.”

[…]

“Political”??

110 teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2014 10:29:46pm

Hey now! They had their moments.

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111 3eff Jeff  Nov 2, 2014 10:36:14pm

re: #34 Jenner7

Is it weird that I can’t wait for Tuesday? I just love elections and I’m glued to the TV and my computer. Anyhoo, sorry for the random thoughts. Everybody vote!!

I don’t think it’s that weird. We’re all politics junkies here to some degree.

And I just voted for a man whose aura smiles and never frowns!

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(Ok, is it wrong that I was mildly disappointed when Kashkari beat Donnelly in the primary? I was hoping for a bit more local horrortainment this year.)

112 freetoken  Nov 2, 2014 10:49:35pm
113 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 2, 2014 11:28:47pm

Does this putz have any kind of brake on his thought processes? This remark is over the top even for him.

114 Targetpractice  Nov 2, 2014 11:44:06pm

re: #113 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Does this putz have any kind of brake on his thought processes? This remark is over the top even for him.

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I imagine the moral guardians will be out in force tomorrow, telling us all how wrong Maynard was for making her choice and how it’s better to spend your last days living in agony in a hospital bed than to die with dignity.

115 goddamnedfrank  Nov 3, 2014 12:31:01am

re: #113 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Does this putz have any kind of brake on his thought processes? This remark is over the top even for him.

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I do have a theory that he’s got some serious frontal lobe disinhibition going on. It’s the only way to explain his more seriously fucked up behavior. Photographing himself in front of Charles’ old address didn’t advance CCJ’s interests in any way, neither did calling James Foley a coward. His followers will overlook a lot of that shit because they have no standards themselves, but even they cringe at shit like that. The guy is heavily damaged.

116 Swift2991  Nov 3, 2014 12:36:51am

About the suspected Ebola case: they want them here because they make a better case for their preferred treatment: hiding like a turtle. Closing borders and saying NO is always the answer. Any scary pseudo-science to argue for that will do. A thing I hear frequently is that the nurse in Maine is a Typhoid Mary. No, she’s not. If you don’t know, Typhoid Mary became famous after two wealthy families got sick and some died where she was the cook, yet she didn’t get sick. A smart man did the contact tracing, and discovered that Mary was the only thing the two households had in common. But she never got sick. She was put under quarantine for years, and tests showed she was the first known “carrier,” someone who wasn’t sick but infected others. There are no Ebola “carriers”. Think about it: it’s too virulent for someone to simply carry. Mary’s gall bladder was full of typhus at her autopsy. Ebola destroys inner organs and the fluids are lethal. So, no carriers would survive. But still, bring up the old social archetype, whether it’s true or not, because it serves the Cause.

117 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 3, 2014 1:30:14am
118 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 3, 2014 1:50:30am

A Soviet(-Ukrainian) satirical journal Perets (“pepper”) used to publish cartoons like these against “Zionists” (read: Jews) and Ukrainian nationalists:

Once again: so much for the Soviet “internationalism”.

119 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 2:07:58am

re: #116 Swift2991

Another difference between Hickox and Typhoid Mary is the level of voluntary hygiene then and now. Typhoid Mary’s personal hygiene was lackadaisical, to say the least. She reportedly did not wash her hands before preparing meals, which meant any uncooked food would likely carry typhus. She also refused to correct this behavior.

Hickox, by contrast, is a nurse, and knows how to minimize infection. In addition, she’s not employed in other people’s homes.

Typhoid Mary was quarantined twice. She was also barred from working as a cook. After leaving her first quarantine, she changed her name and resumed work as a cook, thereby infecting many other people. She died during the second quarantine.

Hickox, as far as I know, is not working as a nurse at the moment.

120 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 3, 2014 2:33:13am

re: #118 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

A Soviet(-Ukrainian) satirical journal Perets (“pepper”) used to publish cartoons like these against “Zionists” (read: Jews) and Ukrainian nationalists:[Embedded image]
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Once again: so much for the Soviet “internationalism”.

что такая антирадянщина?

what is the nationalist wolf holding up on his banner?

121 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 3, 2014 2:36:57am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

что такая антирадянщина?

* такое

антирадянщина = антисоветчина

122 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 2:50:21am

re: #121 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

* такое

антирадянщина = антисоветчина

This is anti-Sovietism?

123 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 3, 2014 2:52:55am

re: #122 wheat-dogghazi-bola

This is anti-Sovietism?

Goes hand-in-hand with anticommunism

124 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 3:24:32am

Smoking gun?

So the tail planes that can rotate upwards 90 degrees to add drag to help slow and control the Ss2’s descent phase in the thin atmosphere at the edge of space were deployed early (see photo).

That isn’t supposed to happen until the craft is above mach 1.4 and considerably higher in its trajectory. The co-pilot, who was killed in the accident, unlocked the mechanism as the plane accelerated to about mach 1.0 but neither pilot activated the early deployment. Telemetry shows the tail planes deployed themselves only two seconds after the mechanism was unlocked even though the deployment lever was not used.

Since the engine and propulsion tanks have been found intact and without any burn throughs the focus of the investigation has shifted from any kind of ‘explosion” causing the planes disintegration. It instead seems that the plane simply could not handle the aerodynamic stress of the tail planes being deployed while the rocket was still firing during the climbing phase of the flight.
nbcnews.com

(months from now the final report will most likely cite mechanical failure that caused the mechanism to self-deploy and possibly pilot error for unlocking the mechanism before mach 1.4 and sufficient altitude was reached)

125 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 3:54:48am

Moving in day for the first tenant…

126 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 4:29:39am

127 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 4:33:17am

128 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 4:36:52am

re: #80 wheat-dogghazi-bola

I’m really tired of the Lena Dunham outrage, and Miss Dunham is not helping herself at all. But, jeez, you’d think she was a 7-year-old Hannibal Lector from all the attention paid her memoirs.

I think the story is complete bullshit.

129 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 4:42:29am

hashtag of the day: #100ReasonsNotToVoteRepublican

130 Viscous Obama  Nov 3, 2014 4:47:01am

HELLO IT’S GLENN WALKER MCNAUGHTON AGAIN, VISITING YOUR BENIGHTED COMMUNIST ENCLAVE. I’M HAVING PRIME RIB FROM MY OWN RANCH FOR BREAKFAST AND I CAN FEEL THE FREEDOM AS IT IMBUES EVERY INCH OF MY CORPOREAL BEING. I PREDICT A REPUBLICAN WAVE OF ABOUT 80 SEATS AND A PERPETUAL CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY ON THE SUPREME COURT. OBOLA THE FIRST? MORE LIKE OBOLA THE LAST. CHEERS GLENN

131 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 4:51:46am

because looks matter!!

132 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 4:53:24am
133 Timothy Watson  Nov 3, 2014 4:54:07am

re: #131 FemNaziBitch

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because looks matter!!

Crappy headline from TPM:

“You know, in this Senate race, I’ve been watching some of these ads,” Harkin said, according to video of his remarks. “And there’s sort of this sense that, ‘Well, I hear so much about Joni Ernst. She’s really attractive, and she sounds nice.’”

“Well I gotta to thinking about that,” he continued. “I don’t care if she’s as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers, but if she votes like [Minnesota Rep.] Michele Bachmann, she’s wrong for the state of Iowa.”

He was mocking the GOP’s marketing campaign for her.

134 Viscous Obama  Nov 3, 2014 4:56:14am

OF COURSE LOOKS MATTER, THAT’S WHY I’M VOTING PALIN IN 2016. PROUD TO BE A REAL AMERICAN, GLENN

135 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 4:56:28am
136 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 5:14:08am
137 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 5:19:17am

re: #135 FemNaziBitch

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Love the picture, but bad terrain for the cat’s cammo pattern to be very effective! ;)

Time for 2nd cup of coffee.

138 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 5:22:19am

Are you a woman who doesn’t like being catcalled and harassed on the street?
Just move to…uhh…well…somewhere where you wont be!

Like maybe the bottom of an abandoned mine or someplace similar?
(the comments are pretty ghastly)

139 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 5:25:15am

re: #138 ausador

Are you a woman who doesn’t like being catcalled and harassed on the street?
Just move to…uhh…well…somewhere where you wont be!

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Like maybe the bottom of an abandoned mine or someplace similar?

Wow it’s just so easy to PICK UP AND MOVE. Anybody can do it, any time, any where.

What an utter fuckbag this guy is.

140 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 5:26:04am
141 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 3, 2014 5:29:28am

re: #140 FemNaziBitch

Essentially, a certain segment of the Ebola hysteria in this country is driven by, a) racism and b) racists. Carry on.

other segments are driven by xenophobia, ignorance and blind, inarticulate rage

143 SteveMcGazi  Nov 3, 2014 5:49:10am

re: #135 FemNaziBitch

CHEETOS!!

144 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 5:50:29am

re: #142 FemNaziBitch

San Francisco Grants Whales and Dolphins the Right to Live Freely

That takes care of Vancouver and Miami. What about the Sharks down in San Jose?
// ;)

145 Viscous Obama  Nov 3, 2014 5:51:41am

re: #118 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

A Soviet(-Ukrainian) satirical journal Perets (“pepper”) used to publish cartoons like these against “Zionists” (read: Jews) and Ukrainian nationalists:[Embedded image]
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Once again: so much for the Soviet “internationalism”.

Even the style kind of looks like something much older. Could pass for one of the German weeklies from the 30s.

146 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 5:52:05am
147 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 5:52:35am

GOP led senate will be just like the House is now… :(

Waste time on hearings about fictional abuse:

Piggybacking on what House leaders have done, Cruz said the first order of business should be a series of hearings on President Obama, “looking at the abuse of power, the executive abuse, the regulatory abuse, the lawlessness that sadly has pervaded this administration.”

Waste more time trying to repeal the ACA:

Republicans should “pursue every means possible to repeal Obamacare,” Cruz said, including forcing a vote through parliamentary procedures that would get around a possible filibuster by Democrats. If that leads to a veto by Obama, Cruz said, Republicans should then vote on provisions of the health law “one at a time.”

148 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 5:55:09am

re: #146 FemNaziBitch

Because only smart women vote for politicians who want to deprive them of their rights.

It must be opposite day in Coulter-land.

149 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 5:57:08am

re: #147 ausador

A series of GOP witch hunts against a lame duck president — do we need to remind them that Obama will be out of office anyway in two years?

150 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 5:58:56am

re: #149 wheat-dogghazi-bola

A series of GOP witch hunts against a lame duck president — do we need to remind them that Obama will be out of office anyway in two years?

Two years of constant whining lapped up by the base about how Obama is destroying America by vetoing the legislation that would save it.
//

151 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 6:00:23am

Problem for accurate polling when Landline = More Likely Conservative…

152 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 6:02:01am

re: #151 ausador

Problem for accurate polling when Landline = More Likely Conservative…

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I have a landline but I NEVER answer when it rings. Fuck that shit. If it’s an actual person that I need to talk to, they’ll leave a message.

153 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 6:02:36am
154 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 6:03:32am

re: #149 wheat-dogghazi-bola

A series of GOP witch hunts against a lame duck president — do we need to remind them that Obama will be out of office anyway in two years?

2020 election they will still be trying to get people to vote against Obama.

155 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 6:04:37am

re: #154 FemNaziBitch

2020 election they will still be trying to get people to vote against Obama.

Hell, some people are still voting against FDR.

156 FemNaziBitch  Nov 3, 2014 6:04:46am

Well, I may be back today.

I doubt I’ll be on the computer tomorrow. I plan to vote and then hibernate until Wed.

bbl

157 Decatur Deb  Nov 3, 2014 6:05:12am

re: #149 wheat-dogghazi-bola

A series of GOP witch hunts against a lame duck president — do we need to remind them that Obama will be out of office anyway in two years?

NO.

We have real trouble getting out the young, black male vote. If a two-year banzai attack on the first young, black male president won’t do it, nothing will.

158 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 6:06:34am

re: #153 FemNaziBitch

159 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 6:07:02am

re: #154 FemNaziBitch

2020 election they will still be trying to get people to vote against Obama.

That election (2020) is going to be a monster since one major thing will be the state legislature elections to control redistricting process following the 2020 census.

160 Decatur Deb  Nov 3, 2014 6:07:37am

re: #156 FemNaziBitch

Well, I may be back today.

I doubt I’ll be on the computer tomorrow. I plan to vote and then hibernate until Wed.

bbl

I’ll be off, coordinating poll watchers for a couple precincts. Local rules prohibit phones (and by extension commo devices).

161 mrpayday  Nov 3, 2014 6:14:16am

re: #109 freetoken

Australia is turning out to be quite the hold out of resistance to addressing climate change:

Brisbane Airport Bans Climate Ad Ahead of G20

“Political”??

Australia is going through an idiotic stage at the moment, hopefully they will be out in two years. The current government revel in their ignorance, our Attorney-General needed a new $20000 booksase but has no idea how the internet works.

162 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 6:16:34am

re: #157 Decatur Deb

NO.

We have real trouble getting out the young, black male vote. If a two-year banzai attack on the first young, black male president won’t do it, nothing will.

Good point, which means the Democrats will need to make it part of their overall GOTV strategy.

I am not confident they will. The party seems to be reluctant to go for the GOP jugular.

163 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 6:36:30am
164 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 3, 2014 6:38:20am

re: #162 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Dissatisfaction is very widespread. The top heavy nature of the *cough* recovery has come home to roost.

165 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 3, 2014 6:39:57am

re: #162 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Oh BTW you are in China right? I looked at my BLC blog hits and over the weekend my camera posts got lots more hits from China than right here in the USA. That never happened before. I think Canon will be pleased with China sales.

166 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 6:42:34am

re: #165 Rightwingconspirator

Oh BTW you are in China right? I looked at my BLC blog hits and over the weekend my camera posts got lots more hits from China than right here in the USA. That never happened before. I think Canon will be pleased with China sales.

It could be just bot crawlers from China.

167 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 3, 2014 6:43:01am

re: #163 Vicious Piebola

LOL, White supremacist w/CSA flag avatar calls Obama “racist

When will you get it through your librul head that the War Between the States was not about slavery or racism but about STATE’S RIGHTS?!??!??

/

168 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 6:43:23am

re: #165 Rightwingconspirator

Oh BTW you are in China right? I looked at my BLC blog hits and over the weekend my camera posts got lots more hits from China than right here in the USA. That never happened before. I think Canon will be pleased with China sales.

China is a big market for DSLRs. Though I’m seriously considering a Sony A6000 as my next camera.

169 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 6:43:49am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

When will you get it through your librul head that the War Between the States was not about slavery or racism but about STATE’S RIGHTS?!??!??

/

Tariffs. It was all about tariffs.
//

170 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 6:44:47am

re: #169 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Tariffs. It was all about tariffs.
//

And nothing to do with the reasons the southern states listed in their documents of secession.
///

171 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 3, 2014 6:44:53am

re: #168 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Sony has the best glass until you get to very expensive territory, Never a bad choice.

172 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 3, 2014 6:45:06am

re: #169 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Tariffs. It was all about tariffs.
//

And the former slave owners who founded the KKK were Democrats.

/

173 Dr. Matt  Nov 3, 2014 6:49:15am

re: #172 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

And the former slave owners who founded the KKK were Democrats.

/

Yes, indeed, it’s well established that the South was a hotbed of liberalism and progressivism until the CRA passed and then all the liberals and progressives disappeared…..somehow.

174 withak  Nov 3, 2014 6:53:06am

I’m going through my ballot, making final decisions about local races. One of two mayoral candidates mentions a “live bait store” in an answer to a question about the biggest problems facing the city today.

Can’t make this stuff up.

175 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 6:53:49am

re: #171 Rightwingconspirator

Sony has the best glass until you get to very expensive territory, Never a bad choice.

I saw a video by Jason Lanier jasonlanier.com about the reasons he was ditching his high-end Nikon DSLRs and switching to a Sony A6000 and an A7s. His arguments have swayed me from upgrading to a Nikon D3300 from my six-year-old D60, despite the additional cost. What really convinced me was learning I can use my Nikon-mount lenses on the Sony body.

Here’s his video. petapixel.com

176 ausador  Nov 3, 2014 6:54:45am

So spiteful and petty… :(

177 ChuckJager95  Nov 3, 2014 6:56:13am

re: #163 Vicious Piebola

So, I’m guessing it was an oversight on Ben’s part when he excluded the twelve presidents that actually owned slaves from his power rankings?

178 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 3, 2014 6:58:01am

re: #147 ausador

GOP led senate will be just like the House is now… :(

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Waste time on hearings about fictional abuse:

Waste more time trying to repeal the ACA:

If the GOP takes the Senate then the next two Congresses will be devoted to poisoning the atmosphere against Democrats generally and Obama in particular with an eye towards taking the White House and cementing their majorities in 2016. Investigative committees will be the new GOP cottage industry and every ‘bagger worth his tricornered hat will be on one. The media will dutifully pass on every leak, every speech, every “speaking on condition of anonymity,” no matter how far fetched, without refutation.
The Democratic party will console itself with pie-in-the-sky demographic projections and the certain knowledge that this time the voters will be be fed up with GOP shenanigans and sweep them into office again. This time won’t be like the last time which was after the Bush years. No, this time it’ll work. Really.

179 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 6:59:57am

re: #177 ChuckJager95

So, I’m guessing it was an oversight on Ben’s part when he excluded the twelve presidents that actually owned slaves from his power rankings?

HURR HURR THEY WAS TEH FOUNDING FATHERS!!!!1!!!!!!

180 Dr. Matt  Nov 3, 2014 7:00:54am

My favorite:

“Dear Lady Ph.Ds:

Welcome to the fold.

Love,
Librarians”

181 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 3, 2014 7:06:09am

re: #168 wheat-dogghazi-bola

China is a big market for DSLRs. Though I’m seriously considering a Sony A6000 as my next camera.

The Olympus u4/3’s are nicer I think. Better lens selection too - Sony seems to think cameras are body driven only and skimps on the lenses. Oly puts out a good range in both categories, plus better compatible options from other makers.

182 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 3, 2014 7:07:47am

re: #175 wheat-dogghazi-bola

I saw a video by Jason Lanier jasonlanier.com about the reasons he was ditching his high-end Nikon DSLRs and switching to a Sony A6000 and an A7s. His arguments have swayed me from upgrading to a Nikon D3300 from my six-year-old D60, despite the additional cost. What really convinced me was learning I can use my Nikon-mount lenses on the Sony body.

Here’s his video. petapixel.com

I use Nikon lenses (and Canon lenses and Leica lenses and Russian lenses) on my u4/3’s camera … :whistles:

183 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 7:09:45am

re: #182 William Barnett-Lewis

I use Nikon lenses (and Canon lenses and Leica lenses and Russian lenses) on my u4/3’s camera … :whistles:

Thanks for the tip. I’ll look into Olys, too. I need to save up money, so I’m not in a hurry to buy.

184 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 7:10:45am

Some of the A6000s are available with Leica lenses, but at a premium price.

185 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 3, 2014 7:10:48am

re: #176 ausador

I demand a complete ban on Tchaikovsky’s works.

186 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 7:13:12am

re: #185 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

I demand a complete ban on Tchaikovsky’s works.

You need sarc tags with that.

If you’re not being sarcastic, you need to re-think your constant desire for tit-for-tat vengeance over every little item.

187 nearly-headless smith25  Nov 3, 2014 7:14:23am

re: #65 Stanley Seabola

Oh hell just saw this. Your birthday too. (Mine was yesterday)

Happy Birthday.

188 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 3, 2014 7:17:14am

re: #186 Feline Fearless Leader

You need sarc tags with that.

If you’re not being sarcastic, you need to re-think your constant desire for tit-for-tat vengeance over every little item.

Eh?

189 Sionainn  Nov 3, 2014 7:19:10am

re: #186 Feline Fearless Leader

You need sarc tags with that.

If you’re not being sarcastic, you need to re-think your constant desire for tit-for-tat vengeance over every little item.

I think you’ve got him mixed up with The War Tardis (ProLifeLiberal).

190 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 3, 2014 7:19:36am

My constant what?
smh

191 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 7:24:14am

re: #189 Sionainn

I think you’ve got him mixed up with The War Tardis (ProLifeLiberal).

So I have. Oops. O_O

192 wheat-dogghazi-bola  Nov 3, 2014 7:26:03am

Sleepy time in China. Have a good one, all!

193 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 3, 2014 7:36:46am
194 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 7:37:01am

Chuck Todd writes about what the media doesn’t cover

Yep, electorate cares about the economy, jobs, and unemployment rather than ISIS and Ebola. So, Chuck, what do you talk about on MTP, and what does the media spew about for 24/7. Jobs? Nope, Benghazi, ISIS, and Ebola.

And lots about Obama’s poor popularity, while none on how Congress’ numbers are much, much, lower.

Then again, your interest is not in truth, leadership, or even integrity. It’s about horse races, eyeballs, and making a buck by selling controversy.

(spit)

195 bill d  Nov 3, 2014 7:47:21am

re: #194 Feline Fearless Leader

I’d wager that President Obama was more popular than Chuck Todd too

196 bill d  Nov 3, 2014 7:52:25am

re: #194 Feline Fearless Leader

That was a pretty interesting read and Todd acknowledges his disconnect from reality:

Yes. But all of these numbers suggest that something is going on here that should give us pause. Cue our familiar Buffalo Springfield mantra: There’s something happenin’ out here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.

I think that Todd and all of the punditry class live in the same Politico, Drudge, Breitbart, AM radio bubble that he does when the reality is that only a very small few do, that number is getting smaller and smaller and the attention people pay to the Chuck Todds of the world is vanishing..

197 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 7:54:50am

Ben Shapiro is fapping to Lena Dunham’s baby sister story. I just can’t even.

198 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 3, 2014 8:00:45am

re: #196 bill d

That was a pretty interesting read and Todd acknowledges his disconnect from reality:

I think that Todd and all of the punditry class live in the same Politico, Drudge, Breitbart, AM radio bubble that he does when the reality is that only a very small few do, that number is getting smaller and smaller and the attention people pay to the Chuck Todds of the world is vanishing..

I think my annoyance is that Chuck mentions what the electorate is interested in, and he’s in the seat of a relatively major political talk show that has pretty much avoided talking about these issues.

Responsible journalism and so forth. Yadda yadda yadda. (It’s about ethics in gaming journalism, etc. etc.)
// (Hmmph)

199 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Nov 3, 2014 8:01:17am

Day before election day, just hoping the Democrat can hang onto the governorship in super blue Maryland.

Elections tend to stress me out a bit.

200 Decatur Deb  Nov 3, 2014 8:02:30am

re: #185 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

I demand a complete ban on Tchaikovsky’s works.

Trying to put Sugar Plum Fairies out of work?

201 Decatur Deb  Nov 3, 2014 8:04:13am

re: #199 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Day before election day, just hoping the Democrat can hang onto the governorship in super blue Maryland.

Elections tend to stress me out a bit.

Forgetting/denying 2014. Tomorrow I’ll find a border states Dem campaign to sign on to.

202 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Nov 3, 2014 8:06:41am

One unfortunate thing I’ve noticed this cycle is that the GOP ads are better. Not sure how much that will matter. Hopefully the Virginia and Maryland ads I’ve seen are not too representative of what’s going on across the country.

203 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 8:07:10am

What cunning stunt did O’Keefe pull off today?

204 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 3, 2014 8:11:30am
205 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Nov 3, 2014 8:11:32am

re:
#203

O’Keefe doesn’t wake up without pulling a stunt.

206 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 8:15:30am

Apparently he has a busload of look-alikes driving from polling station to polling station grabbing ballots and voting. Which is idiotic because even if you don’t have photo ID your name & address have to be on a list of registered voters for that precinct.

207 BeachDem  Nov 3, 2014 8:15:53am

re: #202 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

One unfortunate thing I’ve noticed this cycle is that the GOP ads are better. Not sure how much that will matter. Hopefully the Virginia and Maryland ads I’ve seen are not too representative of what’s going on across the country.

We don’t see too many Dem ads down here in SC, because the Dems don’t have anywhere near the money the GOP has. But our candidate for SoS, who has made not taking more than $100 donations as part of her campaign, has almost 14,000 views on YouTube for this clever little ditty. (Not sure how that will translate onto votes, but…)
Youtube Video

208 Dr. Matt  Nov 3, 2014 8:17:12am

re: #206 Vicious Piebola

Apparently he has a busload of look-alikes driving from polling station to polling station grabbing ballots and voting. Which is idiotic because even if you don’t have photo ID your name & address have to be on a list of registered voters for that precinct.

Isn’t he breaking the law…..yet again?

209 BeachDem  Nov 3, 2014 8:18:24am

re: #206 Vicious Piebola

That’s just about the scariest picture I’ve ever seen. Like the Boys From Brazil, only creepier.

210 HappyWarrior  Nov 3, 2014 8:19:19am

re: #209 BeachDem

That’s just about the scariest picture I’ve ever seen. Like the Boys From Brazil, only creepier.

It’s creepier because it’s real. BFB was just a movie. Man O’Keefe is what pathetic little shithead.

211 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 3, 2014 8:21:10am

re: #209 BeachDem

That’s just about the scariest picture I’ve ever seen. Like the Boys From Brazil, only creepier.

“We don’t need no education,
We don’t need no thought control,
No dark sarcasm in the classroom…”

212 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Nov 3, 2014 8:32:32am

re:
#206

So that’s why we need to implement photo ID and other more stringent requirements for voting—to prevent criminals like O’Keefe from interfering in the election process. //

But to borrow a phrase, criminals don’t follow election laws so we can’t pass election laws.

We apparently can’t require background checks at gun show sales but I guess we can require background checks/photo ID at the voting booth. //

213 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 8:35:50am

LIBERAL RACIST SPOTTING

214 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 3, 2014 8:36:04am

re: #212 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#206

We apparently can’t require background checks at gun show sales but I guess we can require background checks/photo ID at the voting booth. //

Because owning guns is a God-given right, whereas voting is only a Constitutional right, right?

215 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Nov 3, 2014 8:36:14am

re:
#206

Isn’t it about time that O’Keefe grow up and earn a decent living?

216 Dr. Matt  Nov 3, 2014 8:37:38am

re: #215 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#206

Isn’t it about time that O’Keefe grow up and earn a decent living?

Wing-nut welfare has no bounds: RWNJs realize they can live comfortably as professional assholes.

217 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 3, 2014 8:41:53am

re: #216 Dr. Matt

Wing-nut welfare has no bounds: RWNJs realize they can live comfortably as professional assholes.

People often prate “Follow your passion.” RWNJs are passionate about being assholes.

218 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 3, 2014 8:49:04am

re: #212 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

We apparently can’t require background checks at gun show sales but I guess we can require background checks/photo ID at the voting booth. //

Although we require automobile owners to purchase liability insurance because automobiles can potentially cause injury or death we can’t require gun owners to purchase liability insurance because reasons. One of those reasons is that the gun lobby has become a de facto branch of government. The Republicans like it that way and the Democrats don’t have the courage to stand up and state the simple truth.

219 bill d  Nov 3, 2014 8:58:59am

re: #212 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

We apparently can’t require background checks at gun show sales but I guess we can require background checks/photo ID at the voting booth. //

You have to have background checks for voters because the fake voters might elect someone who would try and enact background checks at gun shows.

//

220 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 3, 2014 9:09:06am

Fake voters? Riiiiiight. Hell, we Democrats have enough trouble getting our registered voters to turn out. The added complexity of creating fake voters makes the idea of swinging an election with them just ludicrous.

221 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 3, 2014 9:10:09am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Because owning guns is a God-given right, whereas voting is only a Constitutional right, right?

actually, yes, some on the right would argue that. You have a divine right (since all our rights come from God) to own a gun, but the right to vote is a purely man made one and can be regulated. Don’t try to make sense of it, it’s WingnutTown Jake.

RBS

222 Varek Raith  Nov 3, 2014 9:10:54am

Hullo.

223 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 9:14:33am

How many of these gun-fuckers who are all HURR HURR GUN CONTROLS IS TEH HITLERS!!!!1!!!! would volunteer to use THERE GUNZ to go and round up “illegals” (i.e. brown people who “look like illegals”)?

224 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 3, 2014 9:15:36am

re: #222 Varek Raith

Hullo.

We need to see 2 pieces of photo id and a notarized statement that you are Varek Raith before you can post. On the other hand we can sell you all the weapons you want out in the parking lot for cash with no ID.

RBS

225 Varek Raith  Nov 3, 2014 9:17:48am

re: #224 RealityBasedEbola

We need to see 2 pieces of photo id and a notarized statement that you are Varek Raith before you can post. On the other hand we can sell you all the weapons you want out in the parking lot for cash with no ID.

RBS

Stellar converters for everyone!

226 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 9:34:28am

Why do wingnuts keep spamming this stupid-as-shit meme?

227 Vicious Piebola  Nov 3, 2014 9:35:21am
228 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Nov 3, 2014 9:37:19am

re:
#226

Because they have a Savior complex?

229 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 3, 2014 9:37:53am

What does LGF Love? (Besides To crush your enemies the wingnuts, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!)

Why Technology and Baby Animals. With that, let’s feast our eyes on this robotic baby penguin that is helping with research.

Youtube Video

There is a write up of it here… washingtonpost.com

Enjoy

RBS

230 ObserverArt  Nov 3, 2014 9:40:20am

Hey all…trying to stay busy today and gearing up for all the crap that will occur tomorrow with the election. I’m thinking a pure bunker mentality will rule the next few days.

I sure hope the Repubs don’t get control of the senate, as I don’t know If I will be able to take the gloating and then the stupidity as they try to tear down the country with stupid governing.

But then again, sometimes I wonder if a Republican dominated government will be needed for another generation or two to learn their lessons.

Arrrrrgh.

231 Ace-o-aces  Nov 3, 2014 9:42:06am

re: #226 Vicious Piebola

Why do wingnuts keep spamming this stupid-as-shit meme?

[Embedded content]

Yeah, like it’s sooooo hard to find a picture of a politician hugging or shaking hands with someone.

232 urbanmeemaw  Nov 3, 2014 11:02:57am

re: #196 bill d

That was a pretty interesting read and Todd acknowledges his disconnect from reality:

I think that Todd and all of the punditry class live in the same Politico, Drudge, Breitbart, AM radio bubble that he does when the reality is that only a very small few do, that number is getting smaller and smaller and the attention people pay to the Chuck Todds of the world is vanishing..

Leave it to Chuck The Clueless to cite a Buffalo Springfield song from the freaking 60’s and think its relevant.

233 urbanmeemaw  Nov 3, 2014 11:05:22am

re: #202 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

One unfortunate thing I’ve noticed this cycle is that the GOP ads are better. Not sure how much that will matter. Hopefully the Virginia and Maryland ads I’ve seen are not too representative of what’s going on across the country.

Every ad I’ve seen in Ohio (and McConnell’s in KY) portray Rethugs as warm, cuddly and caring.

234 lostlakehiker  Nov 4, 2014 9:25:32am

re: #3 Shiplord Kirel

Another defeat for the right. They must be getting completely demoralized. What happened to that martial law/cancelled election prediction of theirs?

Huh? Even those making the prediction can’t have believed it. That sort of thing is election-eve panic-mongering, not genuine fear…much less hope.

As to demoralized, nobody wants Ebola to go on a tear here. When it doesn’t, everybody is either unmoved (appropriately, since there was never any chance it would) or relieved.

There’s nothing surprising about having people who were feared to have Ebola turn out not to have it. Since the consequences of a false negative, as with Duncan, are much more serious than the consequences of a false positive, the system will now flag anything that just might be Ebola. There are many other diseases that produce symptoms consistent with Ebola in its and their early stages. We must expect that almost all those who are flagged as potentially ill with Ebola will in the end turn out not to have it. Better that, than the too casual system that was in place in Dallas earlier.

Most likely, there will be a handful of further real domestic cases, including maybe another one or two acquired here, and scores or hundreds of false alarms, before this finally winds down. But part of the reason that these numbers can be expected to be so very low is because there’s now signs of progress on the ground in Africa [the must-win continent], and because here, we have tightened our protocols and are more vigilant with respect to monitoring, and tracking contacts of, those who just possibly might have it.

235 leftynyc  Nov 4, 2014 9:50:31am

re: #234 lostlakehiker

Sorry but you’re never going to get anyone with a triple digit IQ to believe the republicans weren’t PRAYING for an outbreak of ebola in the US - all so they could blame Pres Obama for it. The same way they whined for years about gas prices but not a peep now that they’re averaging under $3/gallon. Now we hear how low gas prices are terrible for the economy. You may think people don’t pay attention to the hypocrisy or know many on the right care nothing for their fellow Americans but unfortunately for you, they do. I couldn’t care less if the republicans take the senate - it seems every decade or so Americans need to be reminded how they love to bitch and whine but hate actual governing.

236 lostlakehiker  Nov 4, 2014 2:55:43pm

re: #235 leftynyc

Sorry but you’re never going to get anyone with a triple digit IQ to believe the republicans weren’t PRAYING for an outbreak of ebola in the US - all so they could blame Pres Obama for it. The same way they whined for years about gas prices but not a peep now that they’re averaging under $3/gallon. Now we hear how low gas prices are terrible for the economy. You may think people don’t pay attention to the hypocrisy or know many on the right care nothing for their fellow Americans but unfortunately for you, they do. I couldn’t care less if the republicans take the senate - it seems every decade or so Americans need to be reminded how they love to bitch and whine but hate actual governing.

Those who care nothing for their fellow Americans, and who pray for Ebola, are a misfortune for both you and me. As to caring nothing for actual governing, is this not somewhat belied by the gusto with which the overbearing Christie wields the levers of power in NJ? Not saying he governs well, mind you, but he does seem to like calling the shots.

And there’s Walker, in Wisconsin. Here, he not only called the shots, but he walked his own talk. Republicans who win, however many or few of them it may turn out to be, will be on the spot to at least try and deliver on whatever it was they promised.

Some have promised bipartisanship. If Republicans win a majority in the Senate, they will be on the spot. Victory for Republicans is nothing for Republicans to celebrate. Unless it can be converted into a reputation for good government. Used the way the last few victories have been used, it will only set the stage for larger and more lasting defeats.


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