Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike

An exercise bike, that is
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Dr. Craig Spencer in Guinea

More good news from the Ebola front tonight as New York’s Dr. Craig Spencer continues to improve, is playing a banjo and riding an exercise bike, and is expected to be released from isolation soon; another success story for US medicine against this potentially lethal virus.

A spokeswoman for the city Health and Hospitals Corporation says Dr. Craig Spencer requested the banjo and an exercise bike and has been using both.

Spencer tested positive for Ebola after treating patients in the West African nation of Guinea with the group Doctors Without Borders. He has been in an isolation room at Bellevue Hospital since Oct. 23.

Spencer’s condition was upgraded from serious to stable over the weekend, and Raju said Thursday that officials hope Spencer’s isolation can be lifted soon.

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489 comments

1 Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2014 3:12:50pm

Funny how the media totally forgot about him on Wednesday morning, isn’t it?

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2 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:14:59pm

re: #1 Targetpractice

There’s much more important news now. Ben Carson is running for President.

Pass it on.

3 dholmes32  Nov 7, 2014 3:17:20pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

There’s much more important news now. Ben Carson is running for President.

Pass it on.

Jesus save us from your professional followers.

4 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:18:43pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

There’s much more important news now. Ben Carson is running for President.

Pass it on.

Joy. Another clown for the clown limo.

5 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:20:17pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Joy. Another clown for the clown limo.

He’s a twofer. He has even less government experience than Sarah Palin (none) and he’s even crazier.

He’s the man to beat in 2016.

6 Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2014 3:20:50pm

Monday: “EBOLA! ISIS! EBOLA-INFECTED ISIS!!!!!

Tuesday: “EBOLA-INFECTED ISIS TERROR BABIES!!!!

Wednesday: “Ebola? Is that a band?

7 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 3:22:24pm
Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike

At the same time? That’s what I call a recovery.

8 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:22:33pm

re: #5 Skip Intro

He’s a twofer. He has even less government experience than Sarah Palin (none) and he’s even crazier.

He’s the man to beat in 2016.

He’s never ran for anything before. Even Herman Cain had ran for the Senate I believe. I don’t think Carson’s ever been elected to anything ever. Someone downstairs described him as one of these types that thinks because he’s succeeded in one field he’s qualified for all of them. You see this all the time with wannabe Senators and Representatives but seldom over for the presidency.

9 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:22:34pm

re: #6 Targetpractice

Monday: “EBOLA! ISIS! EBOLA-INFECTED ISIS!!!!!

Tuesday: “EBOLA-INFECTED ISIS TERROR BABIES!!!!

Wednesday: “Ebola? Is that a band?

I’m waiting for the GOP to claim that Obama created the Ebola panic to suppress the Republican vote.

10 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:23:35pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

He’s never ran for anything before. Even Herman Cain had ran for the Senate I believe. I don’t think Carson’s ever been elected to anything ever. Someone downstairs described him as one of these types that thinks because he’s succeeded in one field he’s qualified for all of them. You see this all the time with wannabe Senators and Representatives but seldom over for the presidency.

He just graduated from Fox News University, so I’m sure he’s as qualified as he needs to be.

11 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:23:57pm

It’s official:

12 Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2014 3:24:24pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s official:

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Let the games begin…

13 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:25:13pm

re: #12 Targetpractice

Let the games begin…

CCJ already has his oppo file ready…

14 jaunte  Nov 7, 2014 3:25:57pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

There has to be a photo of her pointing at something.

15 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2014 3:26:05pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Joy. Another clown for the clown limo.

I predict he’ll be as effective at neutralizing the Dem’s black vote advantage as Sarah Palin was at neutralizing the Dem’s women’s vote advantage in 2008.

16 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:26:24pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

CCJ already has his oppo file ready…

$5 says he’ll mistake her for Loretta Lynn.

17 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 3:26:54pm

Good news about Spencer. Live long and prosper, Doc. : )

18 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2014 3:27:23pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

CCJ already has his oppo file ready…

Probably got her street address and everything.

19 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:27:46pm

re: #14 jaunte

There has to be a photo of her pointing at something.

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20 Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2014 3:27:47pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

CCJ already has his oppo file ready…

Translation: He’s already got plenty of bullshit to sling in the hope that something ends up sticking.

21 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 3:28:44pm

re: #10 Skip Intro

He just graduated from Fox News University, so I’m sure he’s as qualified as he needs to be.

Remember those halcyon days when the Republicans could not cease bellowing that Obama was not qualified to be president because he’d only served three years in the Senate?

Neither do they.

22 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:30:46pm

re: #15 Blind Frog Belly White

I predict he’ll be as effective at neutralizing the Dem’s black vote advantage as Sarah Palin was at neutralizing the Dem’s women’s vote advantage in 2008.

Less effective.

23 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2014 3:31:09pm

re: #21 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Remember those halcyon days when the Republicans could not cease bellowing that Obama was not qualified to be president because he’d only served three years in the Senate?

Neither do they.

So, that in addition to sudden silence about the ‘natural born’ citizenship of kids born outside the US to American mothers because of Ted Cruz? If only they were capable of shame, introspection, and consistency.

24 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 3:32:13pm

In 8 minutes upchuck went from not knowing what Pointergate was…

to claiming “reverse racism” about the mayor and gangs.

Oh, and our intrepid AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST is on his way to DC, so I’m sure thousands of nefarious plots will be revealed as he unleashes his oppo research in the Capitol.

25 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:32:37pm

re: #23 Blind Frog Belly White

So, that in addition to sudden silence about the ‘natural born’ citizenship of kids born outside the US to American mothers because of Ted Cruz? If only they were capable of shame, introspection, and consistency.

Cruz is pretty much everything they say about Obama right down to actually being foreign born.

26 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:33:55pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s official:

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Looks like a good pick. Which of course means she’ll be made out to be a white hating communists who bathes in the blood pf patriots.

27 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 3:34:50pm

Same-sex marriage advocates say they will ask the Supreme Court to take up the issue after appeals court upholds bans in 4 states - @Reuters
read more on reuters.com

28 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:35:55pm

re: #24 BeachDem

yep, his plane problem this morning:

29 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:37:06pm

re: #23 Blind Frog Belly White

So, that in addition to sudden silence about the ‘natural born’ citizenship of kids born outside the US to American mothers because of Ted Cruz? If only they were capable of shame, introspection, and consistency.

I don’t expect miracles. I do expect the media to point these things out, but I guess that would take a miracle too.

30 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 3:37:17pm

re: #24 BeachDem

Oh, and our intrepid AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST is on his way to DC, so I’m sure thousands of nefarious plots will be revealed as he unleashes his oppo research in the Capitol.

Or he’ll breathlessly “break” more unsubstantiated, stale, right-wing vomit splashes. Could go either way.

31 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 3:37:26pm

will they be holding ebolas before every election now?

32 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 3:38:02pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

Looks like a good pick. Which of course means she’ll be made out to be a white hating communists who bathes in the blood pf patriots.

Born in Greensboro, educated at Harvard, both undergrad and law.

Prosecuted Michael Grimm in NY.

The RWNJs have their ammunition: She “pals around” w/Rev Al.

capitalnewyork.com

33 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 3:39:57pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep, his plane problem this morning:

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It wasn’t just a plane problem—it was a dastardly plot devised by evil left-wing usurpers to keep upchuck from sharing truths that no others dare tell. Everyone’s in on it, from the gay and lesbian TSA workers at the Fresno airport, right up through the ranks of every domestic airline which has had the misfortune of having upchuck as a passenger. PLEASE, get your story straight!

34 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:40:05pm

re: #30 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Or he’ll breathlessly “break” more unsubstantiated, stale, right-wing vomit splashes. Could go either way.

35 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:41:09pm

Another $5 says the GOP will refuse to confirm a new AG or anyone else until the “peoples” Congress meets next year.

Now that I think about it, why do we need an AG anyway? We don’t need all of the Federal judges the Republicans have refused fill.

Hell, with the Sov Cit movement taking over the GOP, all we need are Constitutional Sheriffs and Citizens Grand juries to handle things, just like the Constitution says.

36 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 3:42:53pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

Okay, forget “It could go either way.”

37 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:43:13pm

oh, dear…

38 Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2014 3:44:14pm

re: #35 Skip Intro

Another $5 says the GOP will refuse to confirm a new AG or anyone else until the “peoples” Congress meets next year.

Of course. They’ll characterize the President’s nomination as “rushed,” that they need time to consider her, but of course with the upcoming holidays they can’t give the nomination their full attention. That they’ll get back to it in January, when the new Congress meets and can consider her nomination properly.

39 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 3:46:29pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

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What set her off, do you think?

40 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 3:47:02pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

Get food & supplies for as many months as you can. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL. Global collapse coming.

…and buy gold!

I am putting the finishing touches on a sure fire bestseller as we write. It’s a cookbook titled “25 Ways to Wok Your Dog.” I’m hoping to get Lori Patriot or Dana Loesch to write the forward.

41 Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2014 3:47:24pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

Retired Generals have been called back to duty. The DOJ is all but gone. Patrick Fitzgerald will be Attorney General. Corp US is DEFUNCT.

@LoriPatriot Get food & supplies for as many months as you can. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL. Global collapse coming. Friday @ 5 pm 2nd part

Someone seems to be on the edge of a nervous breakdown, I’d say.

42 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:48:09pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

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It’s coming today at 5 pm? What Time Zone, dammit! I gotta get prepared!

43 darthstar  Nov 7, 2014 3:49:38pm
44 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 3:49:39pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

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Doesn’t take much to set these loons off, does it?

45 ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2014 3:50:10pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep, his plane problem this morning:

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My god…he’s stuck in Tarmac for three hours. Now that is journalistic dedication beyond the pale!

(Has anyone noticed for a world-class, award winnin’ journalist/author he is terrible at actually writing?)

46 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:50:13pm

re: #44 Justanotherhuman

Doesn’t take much to set these loons off, does it?

Just waking up will do it.

47 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:51:26pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well if we judged people only by their spouses Chuckles, your wife wouldn’t be fit to work at McDonalds. Of course, I imagine Mr. Lynch is hardly crazy at all.

48 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:52:14pm

re: #32 Justanotherhuman

Born in Greensboro, educated at Harvard, both undergrad and law.

Prosecuted Michael Grimm in NY.

The RWNJs have their ammunition: She “pals around” w/Rev Al.

capitalnewyork.com

Yep I saw that. That’s gonna be the narrative. And they’ll call her a cop hater too since she’s worked on police brutality cases also.

49 darthstar  Nov 7, 2014 3:52:38pm
50 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 3:52:44pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

My god…he’s stuck in Tarmac for three hours. Now that is journalistic dedication beyond the pale!

(Has anyone noticed for a world-class, award winnin’ journalist/author he is terrible at actually writing?)

I noticed that the writing he won the award for was around eight paragraphs long.

51 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 3:52:49pm

re: #39 BeachDem

What set her off, do you think?

I’m still trying to figure out how she came up with Patrick Fitzgerald as AG…

52 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:54:35pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still trying to figure out how she came up with Patrick Fitzgerald as AG…

“Chicago thugs” gotta stick together.

53 Mattand  Nov 7, 2014 3:55:43pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

My god…he’s stuck in Tarmac for three hours. Now that is journalistic dedication beyond the pale!

(Has anyone noticed for a world-class, award winnin’ journalist/author he is terrible at actually writing?)

What was the award he won? Wasn’t some made bullshit conservative group thingy that had to do with The Stupidest Man on the Internet?

54 Mike Lamb  Nov 7, 2014 3:55:44pm

re: #39 BeachDem

What set her off, do you think?

Waking up…

55 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 3:56:31pm

Texas Department of State Health Services says final final Ebola monitoring is complete in Dallas with no symptoms reported. ‘We are happy to close this Ebola chapter with Dallas tonight’ - @TexasDSHS
see original on twitter.com

56 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 3:56:45pm

re: #53 Mattand

What was the award he won? Wasn’t some made bullshit conservative group thingy that had to do with The Stupidest Man on the Internet?

Probably some wingnut award. Jim Hoft won a Brett Bozell group’s award I know which is a simpler way of saying he won a most shrill award among other shrills.

57 ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2014 3:59:41pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

@LoriPatriot Get food & supplies for as many months as you can. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL. Global collapse coming. Friday @ 5 pm 2nd part

I just want to say, it’s been nice meeting everybody and we will see some of you in a FEMA camp. Hopefully the circling black helicopters will not be in the sky 24/7, I understand it is hard enough to sleep in one those FEMA containers they use for the campers. And with the sweeping spotlights at night and the implanted NSA chips to track us, life will be changed under surveillance just like Greenwald said. Sorry Glenn. We should have bought in.

And it is all our fault for voting for Obama. How wrong we were all along.

All Hail Obama - Father Leader of the New US of Sharia.

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58 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:01:58pm

re: #57 ObserverArt

I just want to say, it’s been nice meeting everybody and we will see some of you in a FEMA camp. Hopefully the circling black helicopters will not be in the sky 24/7, I understand it is hard enough to sleep in one those FEMA containers they use for the campers. And with the sweeping spotlights at night and the implanted NSA chips to track us, life will be changed under surveillance just like Greenwald said. Sorry Glenn. We should have bought in.

And it is all our fault for voting for Obama. How wrong we were all along.

All Hail Obama - Father Leader of the New US of Sharia.

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Slept in a 6’ Coleman dome tent with a 4 yr old last night. If FEMA has an adult-only section, I’ll cop to the containers.

60 ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2014 4:05:53pm

re: #53 Mattand

What was the award he won? Wasn’t some made bullshit conservative group thingy that had to do with The Stupidest Man on the Internet?

Charles C. Johnson won the prestigious Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award, which is the award given to collegiate journalists who “best reflect the spirit” of Eric Breindel.

From a Wonkette article:

Chuck C. Johnson Is An Award-Winning Journalist

61 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 4:09:03pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

My god…he’s stuck in Tarmac for three hours. Now that is journalistic dedication beyond the pale!

(Has anyone noticed for a world-class, award winnin’ journalist/author he is terrible at actually writing?)

All I can think of is Stuck in Lodi Again. (and thinking about Creedence is much more pleasant than thinking about upchuck.)

Youtube Video

62 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:10:31pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

@LoriPatriot Get food & supplies for as many months as you can. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL. Global collapse coming. Friday @ 5 pm 2nd part

It’s past Friday 5PM here. Is this going to be an instantaneous cataclysm or one of those rolling time-zone things? Don’t tell me Daylight Savings Time has screwed up the patriotcalypse.

63 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 4:12:07pm

re: #62 Decatur Deb

Still 50 minutes to go in California. Maybe it’s going to happen when it’s 5 in Hawaii.

This is why details matter.

64 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:12:54pm

re: #63 Skip Intro

Still 50 minutes to go in California. Maybe it’s going to happen when it’s 5 in Hawaii.

This is why details matter.

Why can’t civilians keep these things on Zulu time?

65 Eventual Carrion  Nov 7, 2014 4:13:50pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s official:

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I still want to read her name Loretta Lynn every time I see it.

66 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 4:14:18pm

re: #60 ObserverArt

From a Wonkette article:

Chuck C. Johnson Is An Award-Winning Journalist

I love re-reading that article when I need a good laugh.

67 Eventual Carrion  Nov 7, 2014 4:14:47pm

re: #16 Skip Intro

$5 says he’ll mistake her for Loretta Lynn.

Hey, I resemble that remark.

68 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:17:46pm
69 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 4:18:26pm

The big take-away about ebola is that even though it is highly lethal modern medical practices can be used to combat it.

This is the 21st century.

Don’t tell everybody, though…. Why Did God Make Viruses?

70 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:20:51pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

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@LoriPatriot
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@LoriPatriot Get food & supplies for as many months as you can. GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL. Global collapse coming. Friday @ 5 pm 2nd part
5:19 PM - 7 Nov 2014

Excuse me, I have to take Suzie out of school early today because of the coming global collapse that is only a few hours off.

OK, see you Monday.

71 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 4:22:58pm

re: #70 bill d

Excuse me, I have to take Suzie out of school early today because of the coming global collapse that is only a few hours off.

OK, see you Monday.

Following the lead of the end of the world “prophecies”, no doubt.

72 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 4:23:27pm

The creepiest thing I’ve read today—and it’s been a pretty creepy day.

Home of creepy polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs is now ‘America’s Most Wanted Bed & Breakfast’

Despite the heinous nature of Jeffs’ crimes, Jessop says he doesn’t wish to profit from them despite calling his new venture, “America’s Most Wanted Bed & Breakfast.”

Um hmm.

rawstory.com

73 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 4:28:36pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

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Holy shit that lady is fucking crazy.

74 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:28:40pm

Look at the avatar

75 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 4:29:04pm

re: #69 freetoken

Why Did God Make Viruses?

Evolutionary arguments tend to imply that life isn’t really very complex or well designed

oh?

76 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:29:29pm

re: #74 bill d

77 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 4:29:39pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, dear…

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Well, she’s still tweeting and 5 pm has come and gone, so I guess we’re in the clear (for now.) She’s tweeting some super crazy shit and sharing bon mots with Chris Loesch, so the circle of derp is nigh on complete.

78 ninja cat  Nov 7, 2014 4:31:46pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

Holy shit that lady is fucking crazy.

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Indeed. Robin Williams, Illuminati, who knew!?

79 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:31:51pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

Holy shit that lady is fucking crazy.

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Gonna be a small, sad, circle of RWNJs in the morning.

80 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 4:31:55pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

He goes now or he gets the electric chair for life!!!!!!!!!!

81 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:32:27pm

re: #80 Higgs Boson’s Mate

He goes now or he gets the electric chair for life!!!!!!!!!!

Isn’t that how it always worked?

82 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 4:35:10pm

Many have noted that the current dynamic in American politics is rural vs. urban as much as anything else.

From a local Iowa news outlet (what we used to call “newspapers”):

Paint rural Iowa red

[…]

We were crestfallen when the nicest man in US politics, Sen. Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge, lost his District 5 seat covering Pocahontas, Calhoun, Webster and Humboldt counties. And we were disappointed but not surprised that Democrat Bruce Braley lost to Republican Joni Ernst, whose main claim to fame was that she castrated hogs. The Republic will survive.

[…]

Beall’s loss leaves Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs as the only Democratic legislator west of Interstate 35. This may have been a national wave election for the GOP, a rebuff of President Obama and all that. But Democrats did not erode from the wind-blown soils of western Iowa in this gully-washer. It took decades of progressive indifference to solidify rural Iowa as Republican. If Daryl Beall gets beat 2-to-1 in Pocahontas County after working like the BVU Beaver that he is, no other Democratic legislative candidate dare tread there. It did not matter that Beall was the foremost advocate for military veterans or the disabled in his caucus, or that his greatest joy was in constituent service. He was a Democrat, and this has become hostile territory. […]

Gov. Branstad blasted out Jack Hatch, who won only Johnson County (Iowa City) and also ignored rural voters. The political balance at the Statehouse remains unchanged, with Gronstal providing a crucial check on Branstad excesses. We have every confidence that these two pragmatists will figure out how to move Iowa forward.

Bruce Braley largely ignored western Iowa. He got beat in rural precincts, even in his own northeast Iowa district. He ran a lazy campaign highlighted by awful miscues. Yet, we must say that Braley had to spend far too much time running against the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and the bajillions of dollars these puppet masters raised so Washington would be totally in the throes of big corporate power. We can only hope that Ernst will use her new star power and majority status for the benefit of Iowa. The balance of power actually doesn’t change much. Obama cannot nominate and Congress cannot legislate over his veto. Same as the last six years.

Jim Mowrer discovered first-hand the power of the Republican shift along the rural reaches. […] We have complained many times that the Boone Democrat did not spend enough windshield time up and down Highway 71. The 28-year-old apparently had almost no political mentoring and even less institutional support. His entire campaign was justified when Mowrer put on a brilliant debate performance on Iowa Public Television, giving the loudmouth Know-Nothing everything he could handle. King will continue to apply the brakes to immigration reform and will do everything he can to obstruct progress in Washington. He is congressman-for-life from a district that he does nothing to help, and we will continue to skewer him for life until he quits shaming God’s children.

[…]

The urban snob (like… um… me) approach to topics can not win out in rural America. Urban elite candidates will not be able to govern America without being able to reach the rural half of the nation. The Democratic party needs to be able to identify the common issues for both rural and urban America, if we as a nation will ever be able to get DC into gear and do what needs to be done.

83 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 4:36:21pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

Holy shit that lady is fucking crazy.

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Executed AND Exiled for Life!!11!!

84 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 4:43:23pm
85 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 4:44:56pm

bwahahaaaaa (takes breath, wipes eyes) BWAHAHAHAAA….

86 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 4:46:50pm

OK folks, it’s all good…

87 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 4:46:58pm

I just discovered that we have an Englishman on our Board of County Commissioners. He was a huge vote-getter.

A Tory who transferred to the Dark Side of American politics as a Republican.

88 Jack Burton  Nov 7, 2014 4:47:12pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

bwahahaaaaa (takes breath, wipes eyes) BWAHAHAHAAA….

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89 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:50:16pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

OK folks, it’s all good…

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Dear lord

90 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:52:06pm

I was wondering who those unmarked conveys were.

91 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 4:53:48pm

If Romney is taking over the government I’m going to stock up on coffee and booze.

92 makeitstop  Nov 7, 2014 4:53:58pm

re: #60 ObserverArt

From a Wonkette article:

Charles C. Johnson won the prestigious Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award, which is the award given to collegiate journalists who “best reflect the spirit” of Eric Breindel.

Chuck C. Johnson Is An Award-Winning Journalist

So, you gotta be a junkie to win that award, then?

93 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:54:22pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

OK folks, it’s all good…

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Drat. Was all packed for a deployment back to Meggido.

95 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 4:56:11pm

re: #90 bill d

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I was wondering who those unmarked conveys were.

Budweiser Clydesdales came through here last night, delivered beer to our favorite bar. But they were very well marked.

96 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 4:57:13pm

re: #90 bill d

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I was wondering who those unmarked conveys were.

They’re super stealthy, don’t you know. Not only unmarked, but pretty much damned invisible. That New Republic Militia knows its shit.

97 Snarknado!  Nov 7, 2014 4:57:18pm

It’s almost 5:00 in CA, and I still don’t hear any black helicopters. Maybe because it’s a blue state?

98 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 4:58:07pm

i was awarded the dog philosopher prize as the commenter who “best reflected the spirit” of dog philosopher

i accept it in a spirit of humility and i will bite anybody who laughs

99 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 4:58:32pm

re: #92 makeitstop

So, you gotta be a junkie to win that award, then?

Ouch.

OTOH, Chuckles does sound as though he’s on some kind of drug.

100 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 4:59:05pm

re: #97 Snarknado!

It’s almost 5:00 in CA, and I still don’t hear any black helicopters. Maybe because it’s a blue state?

I don’t know. I hear the 405/101 interchange is at a dead stop. Same with traffic over the Bay Bridge in SF.

Something’s going on, that’s for sure.

101 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 4:59:09pm

re: #97 Snarknado!

It’s almost 5:00 in CA, and I still don’t hear any black helicopters. Maybe because it’s a blue state?

Ah, but you see, that’s the magic of black helicopters—you can’t always hear them until it’s too la…

102 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:00:09pm

re: #90 bill d

If the convoys are unmarked, how am I supposed to see them?

103 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:03:32pm

Evening Lizards. 1800 hrs here in Idaho. No black helicopters hovering over my house, no knocks on the door either. On the other other hand my 80ish year old next door neighbor is real happy I was able to get her swamp cooler winterized and covered for the season.

You?

104 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:03:48pm

Damn! It’s after 5 and everybody’s gone. You all been raptured or something?

105 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:04:08pm

These insane people who post absolute bullshit twitter and comments on sites used to be confined to screaming at birds and cars and driving their neighbors crazy and being ignored by their relatives except for once or twice a year. Thanks Internet!

106 Single-handed sailor  Nov 7, 2014 5:04:52pm

re: #100 Skip Intro

I don’t know. I hear the 405/101 interchange is at a dead stop. Same with traffic over the Bay Bridge in SF.

Something’s going on, that’s for sure.

I knew it! I knew they engineered those daily traffic jams on the way to and from work just to fuck with us and piss us off.

107 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:04:54pm

re: #103 Bubblehead II

Just one question. What’s “winter”?

108 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:04:56pm

Prosecutor: Fate of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in criminal trial should be decided by a jury - @statesman
read more on statesman.com

109 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 5:05:10pm

I think they got Lori…
she hasn’t tweeted or posted to FB in over an hour.

110 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:06:23pm

re: #104 Skip Intro

Damn! It’s after 5 and everybody’s gone. You all been raptured or something?

Nah. Just eating dinner and waiting for the New Republic Militia to show up and arrest me for treason or something.

111 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:06:49pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think they got Lori…
she hasn’t tweeted or posted to FB in over an hour.

Maybe she got raptured.

112 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 5:07:05pm
113 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:07:38pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think they got Lori…
she hasn’t tweeted or posted to FB in over an hour.

She heard something and went to see what it was and a top secret particle beam from a top secret invisible helicopter teleported her to a top secret secret site. bzzzzzzzzzzz……zzzz

114 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 5:08:14pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

CoT! he useta inhabit a blog i hang out on…

115 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:08:17pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think they got Lori…
she hasn’t tweeted or posted to FB in over an hour.

Possible morning headline: “Insane Woman Murders Entire Family”

“They refused to come with me into the bunker,” claimed Lori Patriot, local gadfly and conspiracy theorist.

116 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 5:08:35pm

re: #110 Bubblehead II

Nah. Just eating dinner and waiting for the New Republic Militia to show up and arrest me for treason or something.

It’s Friday night. Some of our townsfolk are drunk enough to be waiting to greet them down at the Masonic Lodge.

117 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 7, 2014 5:08:41pm

Horns is a weird little film. But worth watching once.

118 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:09:12pm

re: #115 Justanotherhuman

Possible morning headline: “Insane Woman Murders Entire Family”

“They refused to come with me into the bunker,” claimed Lori Patriot, local gadfly and conspiracy theorist.

“I had to kill them to save them. They’re safe now.”

119 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 5:09:43pm

re: #118 nines09

“I had to kill them to save them. They’re safe now.”

“It was the Juibilee!!11!!”

120 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:10:40pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

“It was the Juibilee!!11!!”

“I heard voices screaming “Shoot! Shoot!” So I did.Then I realized the TV was on,”

121 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 5:11:11pm

I am laughing so hard right now…

122 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:11:12pm

I think I’ll just post this here because it has nothing at all to do with anything on this thread.

123 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 5:11:55pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

I think I’ll just post this here because it has nothing at all to do with anything on this thread.

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Carl will like that one.

124 compound_Idaho  Nov 7, 2014 5:15:27pm

re: #103 Bubblehead II

I find it hard to believe the russet can be improved.

Genetically Modified Potato Is Approved by U.S.D.A.

nytimes.com

125 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:17:25pm

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike. What could go wrong? ////

126 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 5:18:47pm

palindromes were viewed as being immune to tampering by the devil, who would become confused by the repetition of the letters, and hence their popularity in magical use

127 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 5:19:01pm

re: #125 nines09

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike. What could go wrong? ////

What kind of hipster is this guy anyways, wouldn’t they let him ride his unicycle?

128 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2014 5:19:30pm
129 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 7, 2014 5:20:03pm

re: #126 dog philosopher

palindromes were viewed as being immune to tampering by the devil, who would become confused by the repetition of the letters, and hence their popularity in magical use

Devil is stupid. Who else woulda thunk up the evolution fairy tale?

130 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:20:17pm

Try this the next time you get arrested.

Sovereign Citizen Defense: “Not guilty because my name is in all caps”

Yup, they really do this.

gowinlaw.com

131 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 5:20:35pm

re: #125 nines09

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike. What could go wrong? ////

Lawsuit by the producers of The Muppet Movie.

132 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:21:35pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wishful thinking on Fox Lite.

133 compound_Idaho  Nov 7, 2014 5:23:43pm

re: #127 bill d

Ok, so I’m driving down the interstate maybe 50 miles east of Boise a couple of days ago and see a guy riding a unicycle with a backpack full of gear down the frontage road. No idea what that was all about.

134 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:24:40pm

re: #131 Decatur Deb

Lawsuit by the producers of The Muppet Movie.

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Is Playing Banjo and Riding a Bike. What could go wrong
Then he waved and a Tea Party open carry aficionado saw him flashing a gang sign and shot him.

135 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 7, 2014 5:25:17pm

re: #90 bill d

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I was wondering who those unmarked conveys were.

Oh lord, I saw that earlier on before its news. That is some world class level paranoia, conspiracy theory and total break with reality stuff.

On the other hand I just spent the last two hours at a planning meeting for an underwater Harlem Shake video we are shooting tomorrow, so I may not know what is normal.

RBS

136 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 7, 2014 5:25:48pm

re: #130 Skip Intro

These people deserve every ounce of legal misery they get.

137 nines09  Nov 7, 2014 5:25:51pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why can’t Johnny read?

138 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 7, 2014 5:26:14pm

re: #84 goddamnedfrank

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Not staying for life? Same thing happened to Bush and Clinton after many predictions to the contrary. Seems to be a trend in this country.

139 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:26:24pm

re: #133 compound_Idaho

Ok, so I’m driving down the interstate maybe 50 miles east of Boise a couple of days ago and see a guy riding a unicycle with a backpack full of gear down the frontage road. No idea what that was all about.

Some things are best left as mysteries.

140 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:27:01pm

re: #124 compound_Idaho

I find it hard to believe the russet can be improved.

Genetically Modified Potato Is Approved by U.S.D.A.

nytimes.com

Be interesting to see if Simplot can pull off what Monsanto failed to do.

141 NJDhockeyfan  Nov 7, 2014 5:27:22pm
142 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 5:29:36pm

re: #133 compound_Idaho

Ok, so I’m driving down the interstate maybe 50 miles east of Boise a couple of days ago and see a guy riding a unicycle with a backpack full of gear down the frontage road. No idea what that was all about.

What a beating unicycles are.

143 Jenner7  Nov 7, 2014 5:30:33pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh FFS!

144 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:31:38pm

Oh hell, the crazy lady has a “radio show”…

blogtalkradio.com

145 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 5:31:48pm

re: #139 Indy GOP Refugee

trying to email you. Can’t find addy on your website & I’m not on google+

halp!

146 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:33:15pm

re: #140 Bubblehead II

Be interesting to see if Simplot can pull off what Monsanto failed to do.

GM potatoes will never enter my potato salad…

147 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:33:22pm

re: #144 Justanotherhuman

Oh hell, the crazy lady has a “radio show”…

blogtalkradio.com

The Devil Stands Ready to Devour Your Child sounds nice.

148 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 5:33:29pm

Oh and good evening LGF. My 42 minute commute was 2 hours tonight. I believe another motorcyclist died.

At least one a week from my tally.

149 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:34:23pm

So it’s Friday night. whats on the menu or the drink of the evening? Here it’s home made beef tacos, guac, chips, beer and perhaps a shot of Titos. We worked hard, we voted, we put up with the co workers.

It’s time to have a lil fun.

150 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 5:35:41pm

re: #147 Skip Intro

The Devil Stands Ready to Devour Your Child sounds nice.

Could even be the title of a Christmas song.

151 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:35:59pm

re: #148 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Oh and good evening LGF. My 42 minute commute was 2 hours tonight. I believe another motorcyclist died.

At least one a week from my tally.

Whew, sorry to hear that. May I get you something from the bar?

152 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 5:36:05pm

re: #149 Indy GOP Refugee

need your email! you miss my posts.

if I go to your blue nic, it takes me to your pages.

153 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:36:50pm

re: #145 Resident of The United States of Jesus

danielgballard at the gmail thang.

154 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 5:39:30pm

falling asleep doing these boring record updates

V43: BTSR TX INDEX uint32 24 bits

boopsie had me up at 5am to shovel the last of the dirt

155 Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2014 5:39:35pm

re: #147 Skip Intro

The Devil Stands Ready to Devour Your Child sounds nice.

Stands? Sounds like takeout.

156 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:40:15pm

re: #146 Justanotherhuman

Meh. Personally, they don’t bother me. As long as they nourish my bod and keep me alive I could care less if they were made from CHON*.

*Anybody know the scifi reference I am making?

157 thedopefishlives  Nov 7, 2014 5:41:03pm

Evening Lizardim.

158 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:41:13pm

re: #152 Resident of The United States of Jesus

My other addy can be found at pmwest.us
Which I now get at home too.

159 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 5:44:00pm

Ghastly:

Mexico: Burned bodies likely of 43 missing students

[…]

Authorities have arrested 74 suspects, including Iguala Mayor José Luis Abarca and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda. The couple is accused of ordering the assault on the students — who the pair claimed were coming to interrupt a public party thrown by Pineda. At least 10 more suspects remain at large, Murillo Karam said.

[…]

Don’t want someone to crash your party? Then burn them.

160 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:47:22pm

re: #152 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Or DM me at twitter?

161 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:47:35pm

re: #156 Bubblehead II

Meh. Personally, they don’t bother me. As long as they nourish my bod and keep me alive I could care less if they were made from CHON*.

*Anybody know the scifi reference I am making?

The 1977 novel Gateway by Frederik Pohl?

162 Snarknado!  Nov 7, 2014 5:48:16pm

re: #156 Bubblehead II

Meh. Personally, they don’t bother me. As long as they nourish my bod and keep me alive I could care less if they were made from CHON*.

*Anybody know the scifi reference I am making?

Yup! Do I get a gold star?

163 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:50:18pm

re: #161 Justanotherhuman

The 1977 novel Gateway by Frederik Pohl?

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner.

164 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 7, 2014 5:50:32pm

re: #156 Bubblehead II

Heechee novels. Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen Nitrogen

165 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:51:18pm

They appear to have a description of the suspect.

3rd Rape of School Year Reported at Cal State San Marcos

Source: nbcsandiego.com
Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook

166 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:51:44pm

re: #162 Snarknado!

Yup! Do I get a gold star?

Nope. You didn’t post what Series I was referencing.

167 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 5:51:58pm

re: #159 freetoken

Ghastly:

Mexico: Burned bodies likely of 43 missing students

Don’t want someone to crash your party? Then burn them.

Municipal police handed over the students — some dead, some unconscious — to the gang after a Sept. 26 attack in Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero, he said.

Sounds like a place the Ferguson PD would send their officers for training.

168 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 5:53:50pm

re: #163 Bubblehead II

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner.

I admit I never read it, although it sounds interesting. Food made from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen harvested from asteroids. Yuck.

Took me about a minute to find it, though. : )

169 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 5:54:22pm

re: #164 Indy GOP Refugee

Heechee novels. Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen Nitrogen

Second place for explaining CHON acronym.

170 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 5:55:41pm

re: #167 Skip Intro

Sounds like a place the Ferguson PD would send their officers for training.

I read that Abarca and Pineda ran the town as their own little fiefdom, petty dictator style.

171 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 5:56:27pm

We are all just CHON, with some trace elements added for flavor.

172 Snarknado!  Nov 7, 2014 5:57:07pm

re: #166 Bubblehead II

Nope. You didn’t post what Series I was referencing.

The Boy Who Would Live Forever. (You didn’t say series, so I’ll go with a book title.)

173 Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2014 6:01:10pm

re: #170 wheat-dogghazi-bola

I read that Abarca and Pineda ran the town as their own little fiefdom, petty dictator style.

I wonder if they’ll walk. People with that much juice in totally corrupt countries usually do.

174 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 6:03:09pm

re: #168 Justanotherhuman

I admit I never read it, although it sounds interesting. Food made from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen harvested from asteroids. Yuck.

Took me about a minute to find it, though. : )

Give it a read one of these days. 4 book series.

Gateway, Beyond The Blue Event Horizon, Heechee Rendezvous and The Annals of the Heechee.

175 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 6:05:16pm

re: #172 Snarknado!

The Boy Who Would Live Forever. (You didn’t say series, so I’ll go with a book title.)

Missed that one. Will have to see if I can find it to add to the collection. Thanks!

176 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 6:06:04pm

Let him go and suffer the consequences.

Radical UK cleric ready to give up citizenship, join ISIS

english.alarabiya.net

“”I believe the world belongs to God and that one day, hopefully, the UK will be part of an Islamic State. Why shouldn’t I be free to travel to the khilafah [caliphate] and see what life is like under the Shariah [Islamic law]?” he added.

“Choudary, whose passport was confiscated by authorities in September when he was arrested on accusations of belonging to a designated terrorist organization, said he would have already travelled to the areas controlled by the extremists if police had returned his passport.” More

177 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 6:06:25pm

re: #174 Bubblehead II

Give it a read one of these days. 4 book series.

Gateway, Beyond The Blue Event Horizon, Heechee Rendezvous and The Annals of the Heechee.

Excellent series.

178 Snarknado!  Nov 7, 2014 6:08:17pm

re: #175 Bubblehead II

Missed that one. Will have to see if I can find it to add to the collection. Thanks!

Happy to be of service. (It’s not very Gateway-like, though.)

179 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 6:08:34pm

re: #177 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Excellent series.

And as Snarknado pointed out to me, I’m missing one book from the series. Added to my yard sale/second hand book store list.

180 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 6:08:51pm

re: #158 Indy GOP Refugee

My other addy can be found at pmwest.us
Which I now get at home too.

I sent it to the gmaily one. :)

181 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 6:12:51pm

re: #178 Snarknado!

Happy to be of service. (It’s not very Gateway-like, though.)

But it is still part of the series none the less.

182 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 6:21:51pm

OT. I’ve updated the Tweet-sourced Dossier on Chuck Johnson. I had to link to the Wonkette piece, among other things.
wheatdogg.com

183 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 6:23:39pm

They were touting the new movie, “Interstellar” this am on TV.

buzzfeed.com

Well, I know I’m going to leave—in the scheme of things, fairly soon—so thanks, but no, thanks. It very well could happen, but certainly many of us won’t be around to have t experience it.

OTOH, we can’t go on reproducing as we’ve been doing for centuries, esp of late, with all the new science prolonging lives, and the political ramifications of the rightwing when it comes to reproductive rights. No woman on earth should have more children than she herself is willing to bear—even if it’s none.

184 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 6:25:48pm

re: #183 Justanotherhuman

They were touting the new movie, “Interstellar” this am on TV.

buzzfeed.com

Well, I know I’m going to leave—in the scheme of things, fairly soon—so thanks, but no, thanks. It very well could happen, but certainly many of us won’t be around to have t experience it.

OTOH, we can’t go on reproducing as we’ve been doing for centuries, esp of late, with all the new science prolonging lives, and the political ramifications of the rightwing when it comes to reproductive rights. No woman on earth should have more children than she herself is willing to bear—even if it’s none.

No matter how prolific the RW are, they will still be outnumbered by all the people they hate.

185 Jenner7  Nov 7, 2014 6:27:16pm
186 Viscous Obama  Nov 7, 2014 6:27:18pm

When you think our Supreme Court is shit

Libya faces chaos as top court rejects elected assembly

In a televised ruling likely to deepen these divisions and hamper the United Nations’ mediation efforts, the Supreme Court invalidated the election of the House of Representatives, which has fled to the eastern city of Tobruk. The court said a committee that prepared the election law had violated Libya’s provisional constitution.

The June election produced an assembly with a strong showing of liberals and federalists, annoying Islamists with links to Operation Dawn, which seized Tripoli two months later.

The Supreme Court is based in Tripoli, where Dawn has reinstated the previous parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), where Islamists had been stronger.

187 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 6:27:30pm

What line would that be, Abbott? The one you draw?

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott discusses immigration with FOX News: ‘We’re expecting the White House not to cross the line’ - @FoxNews
see original on twitter.com

Get over yourself.

188 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 6:38:37pm

re: #185 Jenner7

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But I don’t think Nixon’s done SHIT with the boots on the ground. Maybe the police, but not the freaking citizens affected.

Boo Hiss Bullshit

189 Kragar  Nov 7, 2014 6:39:34pm

re: #187 Justanotherhuman

What line would that be, Abbott? The one you draw?

Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott discusses immigration with FOX News: ‘We’re expecting the White House not to cross the line’ - @FoxNews
see original on twitter.com

Get over yourself.

This from the guy who was hanging out with the convicted felon with the bomb supplies running the militia on the border?

190 psddluva4evah  Nov 7, 2014 6:40:21pm

BTW, I have not been updating the blog while here in Hawaii. I’ve been way too busy, either touring or walking the beach or just napping from heat exhaustion. I mean it’s hot in NOLA but we got the humidity to sorta protect us. No such problem here. Woo.

Oh and for your viewing pleasure here is a snip of last night’s free Hula Show on the beach, sorry no grass skirts! (They are all different)

Hula Show Kuhio Beach Park Youtube Video

Hula Girl…Hula Show Kuhio Beach Park Youtube Video

Hula boy..Hula Show Kuhio Beach Park Youtube Video

Hula Show Kuhio Beach Park Youtube Video

191 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 6:42:27pm

re: #190 psddluva4evah

Thanks for including us in your wonderful vacay - but the vid’s are “private” I can’t enjoy,

192 Eventual Carrion  Nov 7, 2014 6:45:21pm

re: #138 Shiplord Kirel

Not staying for life? Same thing happened to Bush and Clinton after many predictions to the contrary. Seems to be a trend in this country.

Well if the 2nd amendment is the only one that counts, then if a president can keep getting elected they can stay for life.

193 psddluva4evah  Nov 7, 2014 6:48:10pm

re: #191 Resident of The United States of Jesus

oh yeah, shoot, I forgot.

I think I fixed them

194 prairiefire  Nov 7, 2014 6:51:09pm

re: #193 psddluva4evah

oh yeah, shoot, I forgot.

I think I fixed them

On Oahu?

195 psddluva4evah  Nov 7, 2014 6:53:48pm

Woo. Today’s tour started at 6 30am and ended at about 230pm. The tour of the island was longer, but the majority of the circle island tour was on the bus and with scenic sites. Today’s tour of the Pearl Harbor sites was mostly on the boats and on the memorial site. So it was ALL sun beaming down on top of us. Felt like I lost 30 lbs from sweating alone! But it was a good day. Got to visit the “Mighty Mo” and the US Arizona memorial and Punchbowl National Cemetery.

BTW, that’s supposed to be USS Missouri, but stupid auto spell checker

196 prairiefire  Nov 7, 2014 6:57:10pm

re: #195 psddluva4evah

Oh, no! It is the Mighty Mo!

197 psddluva4evah  Nov 7, 2014 6:57:18pm

Have you seen the trailer for Selma yet!

SELMA: Official Trailer: t.co

Surprisingly the first big budget big screen film telling of the MLK story. don’t know bout u guys, but the TV version with Paul Winfield, is STILL the go to portrayal in many African American households. Still with big money like Oprah Winfrey producing this, I kinda can’t wait to see it.

198 Snarknado!  Nov 7, 2014 7:03:30pm

re: #194 prairiefire

On Oahu?

Kuhio Beach is on Oahu (Waikiki).

199 Snarknado!  Nov 7, 2014 7:04:39pm

Just hearing that Dallas is ebola-free. So much for “very contagious.”

200 jaunte  Nov 7, 2014 7:05:47pm
201 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:09:27pm

re: #195 psddluva4evah

Woo. Today’s tour started at 6 30am and ended at about 230pm. The tour of the island was longer, but the majority of the circle island tour was on the bus and with scenic sites. Today’s tour of the Pearl Harbor sites was mostly on the boats and on the memorial site. So it was ALL sun beaming down on top of us. Felt like I lost 30 lbs from sweating alone! But it was a good day. Got to visit the “Mighty Mo” and the US Arizona memorial and Punchbowl National Cemetery.

BTW, that’s supposed to be USS Missouri, but stupid auto spell checker

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way cool, i’m envious

202 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 7:14:07pm
203 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 7:15:28pm

re: #190 psddluva4evah

BTW, I have not been updating the blog while here in Hawaii. I’ve been way too busy, either touring or walking the beach or just napping from heat exhaustion. I mean it’s hot in NOLA but we got the humidity to sorta protect us. No such problem here. Woo.

Oh and for your viewing pleasure here is a snip of last night’s free Hula Show on the beach, sorry no grass skirts! (They are all different)

Hula Show Kuhio Beach Park [Embedded content]

Video

Yep, reload worked. How much fun. I’ve never been to Hawaii and really appreciate your choice to travel alone.

One of my best trips ever was traveling alone to Martinique. Too many years ago. There’s another on my horizon I hope.

204 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:16:13pm

So Chuck C is now in Washington DC? Expect to see a rash of exclusive stories about those lame “mysterious, edgy, grassroots” posters slamming dems to show up.

205 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 7, 2014 7:18:19pm

re: #202 klystron

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That’s SO impressive. You’re almost done with it aren’t you?

RBS

206 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:19:31pm

re: #204 bill d

So Chuck C is now in Washington DC? Expect to see a rash of exclusive stories about those lame “mysterious, edgy, grassroots” posters slamming dems to show up.

So far, he says three people have recognized him, he ran across a “soulless” girl who dissed him in high school, bars are for deaf, unmarried people, and it’s necessary to wear a “pimp coat” on the Beltway.

207 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 7:20:04pm

re: #205 RealityBasedEbola

That’s SO impressive. You’re almost done with it aren’t you?

RBS

Hahaha, I wish. The top in the photo is about the halfway point of the piece - it’s big.

At least the upper part is substantially less solid stitching - the lower half is pretty solid, which is why I tackled it first.

208 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:21:51pm

re: #206 wheat-dogghazi-bola

So far, he says three people have recognized him, he ran across a “soulless” girl who dissed him in high school, bars are for deaf, unmarried people, and it’s necessary to wear a “pimp coat” on the Beltway.

He’s so charming

209 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:23:35pm

re: #206 wheat-dogghazi-bola

So far, he says three people have recognized him, he ran across a “soulless” girl who dissed him in high school, bars are for deaf, unmarried people, and it’s necessary to wear a “pimp coat” on the Beltway.

He’s like a 26 year old Andy Rooney except that he has had everything handed to him and hates it all.

210 Justanotherhuman  Nov 7, 2014 7:24:04pm

Keep calm and carry on, Lizards!

Later. : )

But, first, The Turtle speaks:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky on Loretta Lynch: ‘Ms. Lynch will receive fair consideration by the Senate. And her nomination should be considered in the new Congress through regular order’ - statement
end of alert

Right…

211 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:24:59pm

re: #209 bill d

He’s like a 26 year old Andy Rooney except that he has had everything handed to him and hates it all.

Hey, now. Andy Rooney was intelligent and sometimes funny — in a good way — at least in his later years when I was paying attention to him.

212 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 7:25:06pm
213 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:25:52pm

re: #210 Justanotherhuman

Keep calm and carry on, Lizards!

Later. : )

But, first, The Turtle speaks:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky on Loretta Lynch: ‘Ms. Lynch will receive fair consideration by the Senate. And her nomination should be considered in the new Congress through regular order’ - statement
end of alert

Right…

And then we will shoot her nomination down like a duck in duck season.

214 Bubblehead II  Nov 7, 2014 7:27:46pm

Night Lizards. See you in the morning.

215 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:28:09pm

re: #211 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Hey, now. Andy Rooney was intelligent and sometimes funny — in a good way — at least in his later years when I was paying attention to him.

I was trying to be respectful. Rooney was in the Army during WW2 and worked his ass off for many years before getting to the point of becoming a righteousness dick, it can be argued he earned that right and he was funny and witty but Chuck certainly hasn’t/isn’t

216 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 7:28:44pm

re: #38 Targetpractice

Of course. They’ll characterize the President’s nomination as “rushed,” that they need time to consider her, but of course with the upcoming holidays they can’t give the nomination their full attention. That they’ll get back to it in January, when the new Congress meets and can consider her nomination properly.

AG nominations normally take a while, just because of all the senators’ questions and case info that has to be gone over.

217 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 7, 2014 7:28:48pm

Well, I’m going to hang it up for the evening. Be a pretty full day tomorrow, and I’ve got to make sure that I’ve got everything all packed the way I’m going to need it tomorrow.

RBS

218 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 7:30:55pm

re: #209 bill d

He’s like a 26 year old Andy Rooney except that he has had everything handed to him and hates it all.

YOU just slandered Saint Andy.

Take it back,

219 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 7:31:52pm

re: #206 wheat-dogghazi-bola

So far, he says three people have recognized him, he ran across a “soulless” girl who dissed him in high school, bars are for deaf, unmarried people, and it’s necessary to wear a “pimp coat” on the Beltway.

Is it just me or do those words sound like things a school-shooter might say?

220 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:34:25pm

re: #218 Resident of The United States of Jesus

YOU just slandered Saint Andy.

Take it back,

I tried to explain myself above. The fact remains that a 26 year old Chuck C reminds me of a 93 year old, crotchety, hating everything old man.

I STAND BY THAT!!!

221 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:34:59pm

re: #206 wheat-dogghazi-bola

So far, he says three people have recognized him, he ran across a “soulless” girl who dissed him in high school, bars are for deaf, unmarried people, and it’s necessary to wear a “pimp coat” on the Beltway.

Heh dunno what Dc bars he’s going to. He comes across so bitter. For a supposed “award winning journalist”, he’s amazingly insecure.

222 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:35:17pm

re: #219 Dark_Falcon

Is it just me or do those words sound like things a school-shooter might say?

I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest CCJ is like a school shooter, but the boy has some issues. He and James O’Keefe both strike me as guys who haven’t quite grown out of adolescence even as mid-20-somethings.

223 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 7:36:08pm

USA! USA! USA!

224 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:36:11pm

re: #220 bill d

I tried to explain myself above. The fact remains that a 26 year old Chuck C reminds me of a 93 year old, crotchety, hating everything old man.

I STAND BY THAT!!!

Most young conservatives do have that, the Onion had a story about the GOP having a lock on young people who act like old people.

225 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:36:30pm

re: #221 HappyWarrior

Heh dunno what Dc bars he’s going to. He comes across so bitter. For a supposed “award winning journalist”, he’s amazingly insecure.

Look at the crowd he is trying to appeal to:

226 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 7:37:18pm

re: #220 bill d

bill, I love ya. Sorry for the harsh. I’m lol

227 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:37:45pm

re: #225 bill d

Look at the crowd he is trying to appeal to:

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Yep as you said, 92 year old man in a 26 year old’s body.

228 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 7:37:48pm

re: #225 bill d

What I call CCJ’s “Troublesome Tweet” - his citing of Nicholas Wade - made it quite clear what CCJ is all about.

229 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 7:38:35pm

re: #225 bill d

Look at the crowd he is trying to appeal to:

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puke

230 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 7:38:54pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Yep as you said, 92 year old man in a 26 year old’s body.

No, he has an arrogance that is only found in youth.

231 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:39:07pm

CCJ makes it pretty clear what kind of person he is when he constantly calls any woman who doesn’t share his worldview a bitch. The constant bringing up his being an “award winning journalist” is funny too.I bet he’s a real joy to be around. Embarrassing to be part of the same generation as this guy.

232 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:39:36pm

re: #230 Dark_Falcon

No, he has an arrogance that is only found in youth.

You don’t think he acts like an old bigot?

233 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:39:39pm

re: #228 freetoken

What I call CCJ’s “Troublesome Tweet” - his citing of Nicholas Wade - made it quite clear what CCJ is all about.

Oh, yeah. He’s convinced he’s on top of the world because of his pearly whiteness and award-winning IQ.

234 sagehen  Nov 7, 2014 7:39:56pm

re: #117 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

Horns is a weird little film. But worth watching once.

The novel it’s based on (not sure if he wrote the screenplay) was written by Stephen King’s son.

235 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 7:40:27pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Most young conservatives do have that, the Onion had a story about the GOP having a lock on young people who act like old people.

236 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 7:40:34pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

You don’t think he acts like an old bigot?

He acts like a young bigot appealing to other bigots, many of whom are old.

237 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:41:43pm

Obama singing “On the Road Again” with Willie Nelson and John Fogerty.
instagram.com

Just wait for the outpouring of RWNJ ridicule.

238 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:41:58pm

re: #236 Dark_Falcon

He acts like a young bigot appealing to other bigots, many of whom are old.

I guess. He just acts too curmudgeonly for me. Really when I read his rants, it shocks me that he’s younger than me.

239 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 7:42:32pm

re: #237 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Obama singing “On the Road Again” with Willie Nelson and John Fogerty.
instagram.com

Just wait for the outpouring of RWNJ ridicule.

There’s going to be outrage somewhere because Fortunate Son and Willie’s love of grass.

240 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 7:43:04pm

re: #235 teleskiguy

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lol, moonfaced man babies.

241 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 7:51:50pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

I guess. He just acts too curmudgeonly for me. Really when I read his rants, it shocks me that he’s younger than me.

His online swagger is his compensating for insecurities or some bad shit in his young life, I suspect. Watching him posture online is like watching a Lindsay Lohan or Sarah Palin trainwreck in progress.

242 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:00:03pm

re: #241 wheat-dogghazi-bola

His online swagger is his compensating for insecurities or some bad shit in his young life, I suspect. Watching him posture online is like watching a Lindsay Lohan or Sarah Palin trainwreck in progress.

He and O’Keefe act like such brats. Like no one ever told them they’re not akways right ever.

243 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 8:01:20pm

RINO!

244 Jenner7  Nov 7, 2014 8:02:01pm

re: #243 teleskiguy

Man, he looks terrible..

245 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 8:02:25pm

re: #242 HappyWarrior

He and O’Keefe act like such brats. Like no one ever told them they’re not akways right ever.

I don’t know about O’Keefe, but CCJ threatens police and legal action when he’s contradicted, or resorts to ad hominem attacks.

246 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 8:03:53pm

re: #244 Jenner7

To me he looks like a pasty old wealthy white dude pushing 70.

247 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:04:23pm

re: #244 Jenner7

Man, he looks terrible..

68 years old and former holder of a job that ages you but yeah he looks older than his Dad did when Clinton beat him. Hard to believe he has been out of office neatly seven years.

248 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 8:05:55pm

re: #243 teleskiguy

RINO!

I bet Chuckles won’t accuse Bush of hugging her like a gay man would.

249 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:06:10pm

re: #245 wheat-dogghazi-bola

I don’t know about O’Keefe, but CCJ threatens police and legal action when he’s contradicted, or resorts to ad hominem attacks.

OK is more of a childish type in my observations. CCJ the more threatening type.

250 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 8:07:45pm

The link is super cool. You might be able to check out a picture of where you live from low Earth orbit.

251 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 8:12:24pm

re: #244 Jenner7

Man, he looks terrible..

Totally thinking that too.

252 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 8:12:30pm

re: #244 Jenner7

Man, he looks terrible..

W has Ebola!!! Obama’s fault!!

253 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 8:14:07pm

re: #204 bill d

So Chuck C is now in Washington DC? Expect to see a rash of exclusive stories about those lame “mysterious, edgy, grassroots” posters slamming dems to show up.

He’s been trying to raise grifting for $800 to put up some “killer” gotcha posters about Lena Dunham. Like anyone but upchuck and Ben Shapiro gives a shit.

254 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:15:37pm

re: #253 BeachDem

He’s been trying to raise grifting for $800 to put up some “killer” gotcha posters about Lena Dunham. Like anyone but upchuck and Ben Shapiro gives a shit.

Their obsession with her ain’t healthy. Add Kevin Williamson and the NRO to that too.

255 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:16:39pm

re: #243 teleskiguy

RINO!

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Now trending on Democratic Underground: “BLAME BUSH FOR EBOLA!!1”

/kinda

256 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 8:17:04pm

re: #253 BeachDem

He’s been trying to raise grifting for $800 to put up some “killer” gotcha posters about Lena Dunham. Like anyone but upchuck and Ben Shapiro gives a shit.

The gotcha probably relates to something she herself wrote about.

He’s a freak.

257 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:19:21pm

re: #256 Resident of The United States of Jesus

The gotcha probably relates to something she herself wrote about.

He’s a freak.

That happened while she was seven. Creepy dudes Kevin, Chuckles, and Benny are.

258 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:21:26pm

re: #254 HappyWarrior

Their obsession with her ain’t healthy. Add Kevin Williamson and the NRO to that too.

It’s different, though. Williamson hates what what he sees Dunham as representing culturally, whereas Chukles sees her as a lefty he can attack. And while Williamson got pissed about things she wrote in her autobiography, he’d never post her address or any contact details. UpChuck, by contrast, would dox Lena Dunham with great glee.

259 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:22:16pm

I recall them flipping out over her talking about something she said her character on Girls believes. But these are the guys who ignored what Todd Akin and Rush Lumbaugh actually said.

260 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 8:23:31pm

re: #257 HappyWarrior

That happened while she was seven. Creepy dudes Kevin, Chuckles, and Benny are.

Well, he thinks Lena Dunham is the Democrats’ Todd Akin. His well-developed intellect can’t discern between somebody who filmed a psa to GOTV and somebody who was actually running for office. And yes, Kevin, upchuck and Benny are definitely creepy.

261 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 8:24:35pm

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

It’s different, though. Williamson hates what what he sees Dunham as representing culturally, whereas Chukles sees her as a lefty he can attack. And while Williamson got pissed about things she wrote in her autobiography, he’d never post her address or any contact details. UpChuck, by contrast, would dox Lena Dunham with great glee.

I see a distinction without a difference.

262 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:24:36pm

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

It’s different, though. Williamson hates what what he sees Dunham as representing culturally, whereas Chukles sees her as a lefty he can attack. And while Williamson got pissed about things she wrote in her autobiography, he’d never post her address or any contact details. UpChuck, by contrast, would dox Lena Dunham with great glee.

Oh please stop defending him. He attacked her because she’s a liberal woman with strong opinions and NRO eats shit like that for breakfast. Willianson attacked for something she did as a seven year old. He was being just as petty and childish as Chuckles.

263 The War TARDIS  Nov 7, 2014 8:25:13pm

I feel totally worthless at this point. Stuck at a $9/hr job. Have put through so many resumes and applications, and still nothing.

I have nothing. :(

264 bratwurst  Nov 7, 2014 8:25:55pm

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

And while Williamson got pissed about things she wrote in her autobiography, he’d never post her address or any contact details.

Wow, kudos are due to Williamson for not behaving like a criminal stalker I guess.

The fact is that NR’s treatment of Dunham is only several millimeters better than a loathsome internet troll.

265 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:26:15pm

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I feel totally worthless at this point. Stuck at a $9/hr job. Have put through so many resumes and applications, and still nothing.

I have nothing. :(

At least you got a job. Chin up. Sorry to come off harsh. It’s just that I’ve been out of work since March and haven’t gotten work either.

266 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 7, 2014 8:28:03pm

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

It’s different, though. Williamson hates what what he sees Dunham as representing culturally, whereas Chukles sees her as a lefty he can attack. And while Williamson got pissed about things she wrote in her autobiography, he’d never post her address or any contact details. UpChuck, by contrast, would dox Lena Dunham with great glee.

DF, read what you just posted: they are different in degree but not in kind. One uses a pseudo-intellectual cover to pretend he’s better but there really isn’t any significant difference in the quality of the arguments from either of them. Historically, on the right in America, this is a common occurrence and can be seen more clearly in the distinction between the KKK and the cleaned up “citizens councils” that argued for the same things but in more polite language.

267 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 7, 2014 8:28:10pm

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I feel totally worthless at this point. Stuck at a $9/hr job. Have put through so many resumes and applications, and still nothing.

I have nothing. :(

OK listen up here. We all go through some major shit. I am not going to spew my recent shitshow, but you are not alone.

It’s all about making it through. You can make it through.

268 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:28:53pm

re: #262 HappyWarrior

Oh please stop defending him. He attacked her because she’s a liberal woman with strong opinions and NRO eats shit like that for breakfast. Willianson attacked for something she did as a seven year old. He was being just as petty and childish as Chuckles.

That’s only part of what he wrote and its not the core of his piece. Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing, as well as being culturally destructive.

And on the those two scores, I agree with him. I find Lena Dunham sickening.

269 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 7, 2014 8:29:00pm

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I feel totally worthless at this point. Stuck at a $9/hr job. Have put through so many resumes and applications, and still nothing.

I have nothing. :(

I wish I were making that much an hour. Seriously. After child support and bills I have $10 ~ 20 to myself every month.

270 Jenner7  Nov 7, 2014 8:29:21pm

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I hear ya, but it gets better. Don’t give up. :)

271 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 7, 2014 8:29:38pm

BBL.

272 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:29:39pm

re: #266 William Barnett-Lewis

DF, read what you just posted: they are different in degree but not in kind. One uses a pseudo-intellectual cover to pretend he’s better but there really isn’t any significant difference in the quality of the arguments from either of them. Historically, on the right in America, this is a common occurrence and can be seen more clearly in the distinction between the KKK and the cleaned up “citizens councils” that argued for the same things but in more polite language.

Right. And honestly, let’s make this clear. If Lena Dunham never expressed a political opinion in her life. Would she even be given a second thought by Williamson, Dunham, or Shapiro? Girls has been on for what four years now? It was only when she started expressing opinions contrary to their own that those three clowns started to attack her.

273 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:31:04pm

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

That’s only part of what he wrote and its not the core of his piece. Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing, as well as being culturally destructive.

And on the those two scores, I agree with him. I find Lena Dunham sickening.

And I find Kevin Williamson your typical male conservative sexist pig. Did you not read about what he said about women who get abortions? The guy’s a pig. I find him much more sickening than Lena Dunham.

274 bratwurst  Nov 7, 2014 8:31:59pm

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing

She writes and stars in a TV show that many thousands of people enjoy. You don’t have to be a fan of hers (I am not) but most of this bogus outrage about her is down to misogyny. I am disappointed that someone who is so strident about defending the GOP against charges of a “war on women” is marching to this idiotic drum beat.

275 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 8:32:54pm

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

That’s only part of what he wrote and its not the core of his piece. Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing, as well as being culturally destructive.

And on the those two scores, I agree with him. I find Lena Dunham sickening.

Could you please outline how you find her to be culturally destructive?

Thanks in advance.

276 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:33:28pm

re: #274 bratwurst

She writes and stars in a TV show that many thousands of people enjoy. You don’t have to be a fan of hers (I am not) but most of this bogus outrage about her is mostly down to misogyny. I am disappointed that someone who is so strident about defending the GOP against charges of a “War on women” is marching to this idiotic drum.

I’ve never watched the show myself but the attacks on her are just disgusting. She’s a young woman comfortable with who she is and that somehow offends the sensibilities of Williamson and the other dinosaurs at NRO. Tough shit for them. It’s the 21st century.

277 Belafon  Nov 7, 2014 8:34:40pm

Are any of you software engineers living or willing to relocate to the Dallas area (actually east of Dallas), and can earn a security clearance (US citizen, no serious convictions), and would be willing to work for a defense contractor?

278 bill d  Nov 7, 2014 8:36:52pm

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I feel totally worthless at this point. Stuck at a $9/hr job. Have put through so many resumes and applications, and still nothing.

I have nothing. :(

Sorry TWT, hopefully things will change for you soon. Things change, even Trump has gone through times of not being poor, it can happen to you too.

279 psddluva4evah  Nov 7, 2014 8:38:04pm

I’m probably late as usual, but this Friday the 13th prank, made me LMAO. Really it’s the first one that did it.

watch it and tell me ole dude didn’t push his GF off the pier trying to get away and then fellas tell me y’all wouldn’t do the exact same thing?

Youtube Video

280 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:38:22pm

And yeah hang in there PTL. Sorry for coming off harsh. I am just a little frustrated at my own job search and the thing I thought I’d never have to do( grad school) is looking more and more likely. And I haven’t a clue what I want to do my masters in or where I’d want to go.

281 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:38:24pm

re: #275 klystron

Could you please outline how you find her to be culturally destructive?

Thanks in advance.

No, I’m just going to leave it as that.

282 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 8:38:51pm

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

That’s only part of what he wrote and its not the core of his piece. Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing, as well as being culturally destructive.

And on the those two scores, I agree with him. I find Lena Dunham sickening.

I find Taylor Swift culturally destructive. But I don’t malign her to the point where I’m able to get millions of frothing-at-the-mouth RWNJs to get worked up in a lather like Kevin Williamson and Ben Shapiro have. I just ignore her.

Ya Dark_Falcon, keep defending the piece-of-shit rag we know as National Review and its horrible writers.

283 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 8:38:59pm

re: #281 Dark_Falcon

No, I’m just going to leave it as that.

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised.

284 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 8:39:30pm

re: #281 Dark_Falcon

No, I’m just going to leave it as that.

Weasel.

EDIT: That’s name-calling, beneath a Lizard in good standing. I’ll try again.

Your comments and lack of evidence to back them up are weasely.

285 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 8:40:02pm

re: #281 Dark_Falcon

No, I’m just going to leave it as that.

But seriously, if you’re never going to back up your statements, maybe you should consider not making them. And while you’re at it, defending sexist bigots on this blog slightly less often.

286 Kragar  Nov 7, 2014 8:41:56pm

re: #253 BeachDem

He’s been trying to raise grifting for $800 to put up some “killer” gotcha posters about Lena Dunham. Like anyone but upchuck and Ben Shapiro gives a shit.

Well, that will certainly scuttles Dunham’s election campaign.
/

287 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:42:43pm

re: #286 Kragar

Well, that will certainly scuttles Dunham’s election campaign.
/

This is great news for Meaghan McCain! //

288 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:43:44pm

re: #283 klystron

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised.

honestly, my reasons are for the most part to be found in National Review, with the added fact that Girls strikes me as an extended session of slacking and whining. From what I’ve seen, the 4th season of the show may change things on the slacking front. If so, then my opinion of the show and its creator will soften accordingly.

289 The Ghost of a Flea (R)  Nov 7, 2014 8:43:45pm

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

That’s only part of what he wrote and its not the core of his piece. Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing, as well as being culturally destructive.

And on the those two scores, I agree with him. I find Lena Dunham sickening.

Yeah, because Williamson is a blank slate, not an asswipe who constantly talks shit about ANY women that fall outside his narrow understanding of proper femininity. His tone of concern is totally not condescending or

Oh wait…this is the guy with the HORRIFIC tweets about abortion, plus his prolific body of work as a condescending sexist fuckwit.

Also, what’s the fucking standard on “striking poses” versus “doing”?

She has a TV show (I don’t watch it); she wrote a book (haven’t read it). I’m entirely neutral to her work, but she has done work and created things. Her parents didn’t get her show renewed, nor did they make her book succeed.

To say nothing of the spit-coffee ridiculousness of NRO pissing and moaning about “children of privilege” (read: vagina-haver) while defending every other form of privilege.

290 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:43:51pm

But seriously. I’ve never watched the show. Been to that part of NYC where it’s set and filmed a bit. Shrug. There’s a lot of other things that they could get worked up over there other than that. But somehow it’s we liberals that get called nanny staters.

291 bratwurst  Nov 7, 2014 8:44:25pm

re: #288 Dark_Falcon

honestly, my reasons are for the most part to be found in National Review, with the added fact that Girls strikes me as an extended session of slacking and whining. From what I’ve seen, the 4th season of the show may change things on the slacking front. If so, then my opinion of the show and its creator will soften accordingly.

Shall I see if they can run the scripts by you and Williamson?

292 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 8:45:34pm

re: #268 Dark_Falcon

That’s only part of what he wrote and its not the core of his piece. Williamson sees her as a daughter of privilege who strikes poses instead of doing, as well as being culturally destructive.

And on the those two scores, I agree with him. I find Lena Dunham sickening.

And I find Kevin Williamson sickening, so there’s that…

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between National Review’s Kevin Williamson and a 4chan troll?

salon.com

293 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 8:46:23pm

re: #263 The War TARDIS

I feel totally worthless at this point. Stuck at a $9/hr job. Have put through so many resumes and applications, and still nothing.

I have nothing. :(

Become an English teacher abroad. I am serious.

294 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 8:47:20pm

re: #288 Dark_Falcon

honestly, my reasons are for the most part to be found in National Review, with the added fact that Girls strikes me as an extended session of slacking and whining. From what I’ve seen, the 4th season of the show may change things on the slacking front. If so, then my opinion of the show and its creator will soften accordingly.

That’s your definition of culturally destructive?

But there’s nothing culturally destructive about putting forward to the opinion that women who have abortions should be killed?

Ok.

295 bratwurst  Nov 7, 2014 8:47:32pm

re: #293 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Become an English teacher abroad. I am serious.

Did this for about 8 years over two stints myself…literally saved my life.

296 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:48:39pm

re: #293 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Become an English teacher abroad. I am serious.

That’s actually something I’ve thought about doing myself but I got some terrible social anxiety in front of strangers.

297 bratwurst  Nov 7, 2014 8:50:34pm

re: #296 HappyWarrior

That’s actually something I’ve thought about doing myself but I got some terrible social anxiety in front of strangers.

What better way to get over it than to talk to a room full of people who can’t understand most (or any) of what you have to say? ;)

298 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:51:11pm

re: #291 bratwurst

Shall I see if they can run the scripts by you and Williamson?

Nah, I’m too busy. It’s a short sales month, you know.

/Just having fun with the theme

299 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:51:11pm

re: #294 klystron

That’s your definition of culturally destructive?

But there’s nothing culturally destructive about putting forward to the opinion that women who have abortions should be killed?

Ok.

Yeah I am not following this at all. So Williamson doesn’t like the behavior of the characters on Ms. Dunham’s fictional show. Okay, so that’s excuse to berate her for something that happened when she was seven? Really, what the hell? And I don’t see what’s culturally destructive about that either. Not every show can be up to Mr. Williamson’s standards I guess. Should we frown on shows that feature criminal protagonists? As I got at above, Lena Dunham’s show really wasn’t a thought on their mind until she spoke out on issues that they had a problem with. Using the show as an excuse to attack her is a really lame excuse.

300 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:52:12pm

re: #297 bratwurst

What better way to get over it than to talk to a room full of people who can’t understand most (or any) of what you have to say? ;)

Ha touche but I think stuttering is an universal language.

301 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 8:53:26pm

re: #288 Dark_Falcon

honestly, my reasons are for the most part to be found in National Review, with the added fact that Girls strikes me as an extended session of slacking and whining. From what I’ve seen, the 4th season of the show may change things on the slacking front. If so, then my opinion of the show and its creator will soften accordingly.

It is possible to separate disliking the artistic endeavor from disliking the artist herself. I consider Tom Cruise an absolute nutcase, but i still enjoy watching him act on screen, for example.

Girls may not be your cup of tea. It’s not mine. But it’s a free country, Lena D has a network and sponsors willing to air her show, and a publisher and readers for her books. She doesn’t need to cater to everyone’s sensibilities. If K Williamson doesn’t like her, then no one is forcing him to pay attention to her.

302 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 8:53:43pm

I edited my #284, to reflect the polite discourse at LGF. Dark_Falcon, I do apologize for calling you a weasel.

303 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 8:55:33pm

re: #288 Dark_Falcon

honestly, my reasons are for the most part to be found in National Review, with the added fact that Girls strikes me as an extended session of slacking and whining. From what I’ve seen, the 4th season of the show may change things on the slacking front. If so, then my opinion of the show and its creator will soften accordingly.

It’s a freaking scripted television show—it’s not a required activity. I watched about 3 episodes, didn’t care for it, and promptly forgot all about it. It had and has absolutely zero effect on my life. Why, if you find it so annoying, do you watch it at all?

304 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 8:56:26pm

re: #296 HappyWarrior

That’s actually something I’ve thought about doing myself but I got some terrible social anxiety in front of strangers.

Well, that can be a problem. I’ve heard that one of the young blokes from the UK at a nearby middle school is so terrified that he stutters and sweats profusely in class. As a result, he has no classroom control, which just perpetuates his anxiety.

He probably won’t last long.

305 klystron  Nov 7, 2014 8:56:46pm

re: #299 HappyWarrior

Yeah I am not following this at all. So Williamson doesn’t like the behavior of the characters on Ms. Dunham’s fictional show. Okay, so that’s excuse to berate her for something that happened when she was seven? Really, what the hell? And I don’t see what’s culturally destructive about that either. Not every show can be up to Mr. Williamson’s standards I guess. Should we frown on shows that feature criminal protagonists? As I got at above, Lena Dunham’s show really wasn’t a thought on their mind until she spoke out on issues that they had a problem with. Using the show as an excuse to attack her is a really lame excuse.

I think that there are some potentially problematic things in what she wrote in her book. But.

Dark hasn’t been able to provide any reasons beyond “National Review told me she was bad.” I can’t say I’m surprised by that, but I think it’s pretty disgusting, especially given some of the horrific things this author has written/expressed that have been well documented here that Dark is absolutely refusing to address. That pointed refusal to address it bothers me a lot, because the implication I take is that Dark actually agrees and just doesn’t have the balls to say so.

So. There’s that.

306 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 8:58:57pm

re: #302 teleskiguy

I edited my #284, to reflect the polite discourse at LGF. Dark_Falcon, I do apologize for calling you a weasel.

Apology accepted.

307 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 8:59:40pm

Despite what people may say or believe, Lena Dunham will not bring about the end of civilization as we know it. In fact, in 50 years time, no one will remember who she is or understand why this 70-year-old woman is on a TV game show.

308 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 8:59:41pm

re: #305 klystron

I think that there are some potentially problematic things in what she wrote in her book. But.

Dark hasn’t been able to provide any reasons beyond “National Review told me she was bad.” I can’t say I’m surprised by that, but I think it’s pretty disgusting, especially given some of the horrific things this author has written/expressed that have been well documented here that Dark is absolutely refusing to address. That pointed refusal to address it bothers me a lot, because the implication I take is that Dark actually agrees and just doesn’t have the balls to say so.

So. There’s that.

Exactly. I mean if I come across as saying I think Lena Dunham should be beyond criticism. I am not saying that all. I am saying that Kevin Williamson who said some as you and I both know very fucked up things about woemn who choose to get abortions is a particularly nasty asshole who has no room to attack anyone and he is more like Chuckles and Shapiro but DF for some reason has this bizarre belief that he’s different than those two.

309 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:01:25pm

re: #304 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Well, that can be a problem. I’ve heard that one of the young blokes from the UK at a nearby middle school is so terrified that he stutters and sweats profusely in class. As a result, he has no classroom control, which just perpetuates his anxiety.

He probably won’t last long.

I would love to write an Asperger’s teacher skit for a comedy show. That would be fun. But yeah, I get better when I am around familiar folks. Get to know me some and my stutter goes down. Get in a situation like a job intervie w or talking to girls at the bar or shows, gets a little fuzzy.

310 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 9:03:13pm

12 years now and we haven’t been able to put up a McDonald’s billboard or inundate the airwaves with Geico commercials in Iran! Woe is US!

311 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:03:30pm

re: #307 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Despite what people may say or believe, Lena Dunham will not bring about the end of civilization as we know it. In fact, in 50 years time, no one will remember who she is or understand why this 70-year-old woman is on a TV game show.

They said that Shirley Temple dancing with Bojangles Robinson would ruin us at all too. Shrug. It’s a show on a cable network. A fictional one at that. Yeah so the characters may not exactly be 100% likable people or have Williamson’s ideas of what late 20’s some should be doing but that’s art.

312 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Nov 7, 2014 9:04:13pm

re: #284 teleskiguy

Weasel.

EDIT: That’s name-calling, beneath a Lizard in good standing. I’ll try again.

Your comments and lack of evidence to back them up are weasely.

“Weaseling out of things is important for the boy to learn, it’s what sets us apart from the animals……except the weasel.” - Homer Simpson

313 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:04:27pm

re: #310 teleskiguy

12 years now and we haven’t been able to put up a McDonald’s billboard or inundate the airwaves with Geico commercials in Iran! Woe is US!

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Too bad because I’d love to the Ayatollah Khomeini in a Geico commercial. “Saving money on car insurance from Geico is as easy as Ayatollah Khomeini doing blank.”

314 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 9:04:55pm

Here’s an interesting story. This one isn’t from the South, mind you, its from Delaware:

School system gets 140 up-armored whiteboards to protect students (VIDEO)

The Colonial School District located in New Castle, Delaware received a truckload of donated ballistically reinforced whiteboards as part of a pilot program in an attempt to increase security.

The boards, manufactured by Maryland-based Hardwire LLC, were paid for through donations from Delmarva Power, the Delaware City Refining Company and Monroe Energy. As such, the boards, which cost sell for $400 apiece, cost the school nothing.

The boards, designated for Gunning Bedford Middle School and Pleasantville Elementary, come in different models with staff at the front desk of the school being issued thicker boards able to withstand fire from heavier weapons.

“Hopefully it will never get used,” Tanya Aviola, a guidance counselor told the Delaware News Journal. “I think it makes us feel a little safer, like, we have something for us to defend ourselves in case something horrible happens.”

Youtube Video

315 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 9:05:06pm

Hey, the Newsroom will be coming back on soon, and the curmudgeons can move on from their Lena Dunham hate to their Aaron Sorkin hate—they REALLY hate Aaron Sorkin and the media hacks that Sorkin swipes at join in, so that will be fun.

316 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 9:05:53pm

re: #314 Dark_Falcon

My own thought is that these white boards would be good for Scottish-style Targe shields for sword fighting, but not for defense against gunfire. All a gunman has to do is aim low and shoot you in the legs.

317 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:06:04pm

I miss Boardwalk Empire already. Glad to hear True Detective Season 2 started filming though. Man Season 1 was great.

318 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 9:09:12pm

Prince Charles is not as stiff as I once thought. Check this out.
Youtube Video

319 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 9:11:34pm

re: #303 BeachDem

It’s a freaking scripted television show—it’s not a required activity. I watched about 3 episodes, didn’t care for it, and promptly forgot all about it. It had and has absolutely zero affect on my life. Why, if you find it so annoying, do you watch it at all?

Exactly that. I don’t have enough time for the things that I do like, I can’t see wasting it on the things that I don’t.

320 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:14:15pm

re: #319 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Exactly that. I don’t have enough time for the things that I do like, I can’t see wasting it on the things that I don’t.

I mean I could obsess about Justin Bieber all night and say that proves how music sucks today but there’s actually a ton of good new music out.

321 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 9:19:44pm

re: #246 teleskiguy

To me he looks like a pasty old wealthy white dude pushing 70.

He’s not aging particularly well. I don’t know if it is a familial trait or not, but the Bushes do seem to trend towards showing their age early (silver skin, age spots, etc.).

It’s not that they are any worse, I guess, than the average person of European descent, but perhaps because we are so used to so many photos of Bushes when they are younger we are more aware of how they have aged.

322 Dark_Falcon  Nov 7, 2014 9:20:23pm

re: #320 HappyWarrior

I mean I could obsess about Justin Bieber all night and say that proves how music sucks today but there’s actually a ton of good new music out.

Or you could just reference the fact that Bieber is dating Stephen Baldwin’s daughter. ;)

323 The Ghost of a Flea (R)  Nov 7, 2014 9:20:55pm

re: #320 HappyWarrior

I mean I could obsess about Justin Bieber all night and say that proves how music sucks today but there’s actually a ton of good new music out.

ACTUALLY ITS ABOUT CULTURAL DEGENERATION

324 austin_blue  Nov 7, 2014 9:21:04pm

It’s a pipe dream (you do know that’s a reference to smoking opium, don’t you?) but I want Obama to go all in on Executive Orders. If he can do it, do it. Call their bluff and go whole hog. Show them the power of the Executive Branch and then “compromise” on the Legislative Branch’s ability to trim him back against a veto that they can’t overcome.

At this point, nothing to lose.

325 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 7, 2014 9:22:17pm

re: #293 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Become an English teacher abroad. I am serious.

That’s actually a pretty good idea. May I suggest that Malaysia or Indonesia might be good fits for you?

326 The Ghost of a Flea (R)  Nov 7, 2014 9:23:09pm

re: #323 The Ghost of a Flea (R)

#notallentartetekunst

327 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:23:53pm

re: #322 Dark_Falcon

Or you could just reference the fact that Bieber is dating Stephen Baldwin’s daughter. ;)

Agh I had forgotten about Stephen Baldwin. Alec may be an ass but he’s a talented ass.

328 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 9:26:48pm

Something ancient is awakening, stirred from its slumber by all those bomb tests:

Earthquake swarm intensifies in Nevada desert

A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes that has been striking a corner of the Nevada desert near the Oregon border for months has intensified in recent days, prompting new warnings from seismologists.

About 750 earthquakes, mostly of magnitude 2 to 3, have struck the area about 50 miles southeast of Lakeview, Ore., since July, said Ian Madin, chief scientist for Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

The earthquakes have become steadily stronger. Six earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher have struck the area since Tuesday, and about 40 struck in the 24 hours ending Friday morning, Madin said.

“This week it has just gone crazy,” Madin said.

[…]

329 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 7, 2014 9:28:34pm

re: #314 Dark_Falcon

Up-armored white boards. Right. The kinetic energy of a bullet doesn’t go away. Stop a 9mm round cold at close range and you now have to do something with the 380+ ft-lbs of energy it has. A 5.56 round comes in at more than 1500 ft-lbs.

Odd that it’s considered reasonable to equip grade school children with expensive and ineffective things like up-armored white boards, but it’s considered unreasonable to enact common-sense gun regulations.

330 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:30:06pm

re: #329 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Up-armored white boards. Right. The kinetic energy of a bullet doesn’t go away. Stop a 9mm round cold at close range and you now have to do something with the 380+ ft-lbs of energy it has. A 5.56 round comes in at more than 1500 ft-lbs.

Odd that it’s considered reasonable to equip grade school children with expensive and ineffective things like up-armored white boards, but it’s considered unreasonable to enact common-sense gun regulations.

Yep good point.

331 The Ghost of a Flea (R)  Nov 7, 2014 9:33:31pm

Oh dear heavens I just opened a package of tofu that’s a year out of date.

It’s pristine in appearance, but it smells like something from Dante’s Inferno. Which, with my current case of stuffy nose, means I got partway through chopping it before noticing.

I may be out of touch for the next few days, because I think I need to cauterize every surface in the kitchen and abrade away a few layers of skin.

332 austin_blue  Nov 7, 2014 9:34:49pm

re: #329 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Up-armored white boards. Right. The kinetic energy of a bullet doesn’t go away. Stop a 9mm round cold at close range and you now have to do something with the 380+ ft-lbs of energy it has. A 5.56 round comes in at more than 1500 ft-lbs.

Odd that it’s considered reasonable to equip grade school children with expensive and ineffective things like up-armored white boards, but it’s considered unreasonable to enact common-sense gun regulations.

I think that would be called “insane” anywhere but the US.

333 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 9:34:56pm

re: #331 The Ghost of a Flea (R)

Natto!

334 Jocko's Rocket Ship  Nov 7, 2014 9:41:09pm

re: #319 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Exactly that. I don’t have enough time for the things that I do like, I can’t see wasting it on the things that I don’t.

My girlfriend enjoys the show, I don’t hate it but it has no real appeal for me, so we watch other things together. But to the person’s point that it elevates slacking I say fuck you. This young generation did more to go to school and get degrees by far than any other previous cohort - like they were told by old people. They entered the most shitty economy ever for young college grads - one that was fucked up by the olds. And now many are saddled with debt none of us could imagined when we left school. So i say give them a little slack. Or a ton.

I believe they are way better than the people I knew at 24.

335 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2014 9:41:10pm

re: #281 Dark_Falcon

No, I’m just going to leave it as that.

Oh, what a surprise.

336 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 9:41:47pm

Holy shit!

I need to say that you’d never see Grateful Dead or Phish or Widespread Panic playing this song.

My next #umphreys show is in six months in Aspen. I bought the VIP package so on the first night I get to have dinner with the band and us VIP folks get our own section in the venue, the section with the best sight lines!

I skied with the keyboardist two winters ago, we talked about creationism and our favorite bass players on the ride up the gondola.

337 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 9:42:49pm

re: #327 HappyWarrior

Agh I had forgotten about Stephen Baldwin. Alec may be an ass but he’s a talented ass.

I try to never think about Stephen Baldwin.

DAMN.

I just thought about Stephen Baldwin. Ugh.

338 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 9:44:56pm

re: #314 Dark_Falcon

Here’s an interesting story. This one isn’t from the South, mind you, its from Delaware:

School system gets 140 up-armored whiteboards to protect students (VIDEO)

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Video

That shit is totes retarded. Here’s a much better strategy:

Youtube Video

339 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:44:57pm

re: #334 Jocko’s Rocket Ship

My girlfriend enjoys the show, I don’t hate it but it has no real appeal for me, so we watch other things together. But to the person’s point that it elevates slacking I say fuck you. This young generation did more to go to school and get degrees by far than any other previous cohort - like they were told by old people. They entered the most shitty economy ever for young college grads - one that was fucked up by the olds. And now many are saddled with debt none of us could imagined when we left school. So i say give them a little slack. Or a ton.

I believe they are way better than the people I knew at 24.

What I get tired of as someone in that generation is hearing how we’re all about “instant gratification” and all sorts of other cracks.it gets old real fast.

340 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 9:45:48pm

My feeling after NRO, the Baldwins, and fermented tofu:

MP3 Audio

341 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 9:47:56pm

re: #329 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Up-armored white boards. Right. The kinetic energy of a bullet doesn’t go away. Stop a 9mm round cold at close range and you now have to do something with the 380+ ft-lbs of energy it has. A 5.56 round comes in at more than 1500 ft-lbs.

Odd that it’s considered reasonable to equip grade school children with expensive and ineffective things like up-armored white boards, but it’s considered unreasonable to enact common-sense gun regulations.

It seems about as effective as those bulletproof backpacks (those ads were about the creepiest ever)

and those mats or whatever they were that kids were supposed to roll up in if there was a school shooter.

Yeah, great ways for gun-fucking companies to get rich, but “it’s too soon” to talk about gun regulations.

342 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 9:50:39pm

Mrs. Smith’s White Board Gun-Jutsu is strong!

343 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:51:12pm

What gets me on the subject of guns. It’s that there’s always desperation to shift the subject from easy access to guns to more cultural war stuff. And I really get tired of hearing how it’s the lack of prayer in public schools or shifting cultural tides on things like abortion or SSM that are responsible for these tragedies but not the elephant in the room. No one seems willing to discuss that we have an incredibly high amount of not just school shootings but gun violence period. And the second any politician attempts that conversation, he’s immediately blacklisted as a “gun-grabber” and you never really hear from him again. It’s not right.

344 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:52:05pm

re: #342 goddamnedfrank

Mrs. Smith’s White Board Gun-Jutsu is strong!

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Man it’s even sillier looking in person.

345 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 9:55:09pm

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Man it’s even sillier looking in person.

And they really went all out on the graphics!

I thought it was an Onion product, but it’s too stupid-looking. The Onion would not lower their standards that far.

346 HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2014 9:58:07pm

re: #345 BeachDem

And they really went all out on the graphics!

I thought it was an Onion product, but it’s too stupid-looking. The Onion would not lower their standards that far.

Right. I had a similar reaction with the backpack.

347 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 10:08:05pm

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Somebody’s going to get rich on the whiteboards. The company donated them to that school, but the push is on to have them in all the schools in Delaware. At $400 each, plus whatever they decide to charge for their “training,” there’s a pretty profit to be made.

348 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 7, 2014 10:12:36pm

re: #331 The Ghost of a Flea (R)

Oh dear heavens I just opened a package of tofu that’s a year out of date.

It’s pristine in appearance, but it smells like something from Dante’s Inferno. Which, with my current case of stuffy nose, means I got partway through chopping it before noticing.

I may be out of touch for the next few days, because I think I need to cauterize every surface in the kitchen and abrade away a few layers of skin.

You may have created what’s known around here as “stinky tofu” (臭豆腐 chou doufu) - a kind of fermented tofu. Some street vendors near the campus sell it, and you can smell it from yards away. Amazingly, it tastes pretty good.

349 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 10:17:23pm

re: #347 BeachDem

Perhaps schools should replace those useless classes, say “social studies”, with self-defense classes, complete with white-board training, black-board training, and pea shooting.

350 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 10:19:34pm

Elsewhere in the world:

Neo-Nazis target Jewish MP as police arrest 10 for ‘anti-Semitic’ protest

Abuse of Labour politician Luciana Berger has become so severe that Metropolitan Police are probing hundreds of vile messages sent to the 33-year-old

Social media, favorite tools of neo-nazis around the world.

351 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 10:27:20pm

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Man it’s even sillier looking in person.

Here’s the final move from the Jutsu chart.

Fatality!

352 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 10:30:42pm

re: #351 goddamnedfrank

Here’s the final move from the Jutsu chart.

Fatality!

Well that’s just gross, but the funny thing is when you do a google image search for it, it comes up with

Best guess for this image: martini icon

353 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 10:40:15pm

For those who missed it, this week was the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, though perhaps you’ve seen various news stories announcing the discovery of an early horse fossil carrying a foal, or the 9000 year old froze bison from Siberia.

Among the posters at the convention was this:

CENSORSHIP OF HUMAN EVOLUTION EDUCATION IN TURKEY
KAYA, Anna Heumann, The International Childcare and Educational Center, Helsinki,
Finland; KAYA, Ferhat, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Efforts stemming from the Turkish government’s religious agenda to severely censor students’ access to modern evolution theory threatens educational freedom. In Turkish high school classrooms, the coverage of evolution is vague and human evolution is ignored entirely, leaving any questions about human origins to be answered by creationist ideas taught simultaneously in mandatory religion courses and science class. This study addresses the connection between students in the Turkish public education system who are deprived of the principles of human evolution and educators who are intellectually and pedagogically unequipped to teach the scientific facts of human origins. All high school textbooks are either written by or filtered through the Ministry of National
Education, and therefore are subject to political bias.

The content of Finnish high school biology textbooks is analyzed and used here as a counter example in critiquing and making recommendations for amending the coverage of human evolution in Turkish high
school biology textbooks. We suggest a framework for an effective coverage of human evolution at the high school level and material pertinent to additional human evolution coverage added to curricula for university students in biology and science education. We offer possible repercussions, both for the paradoxically secular Turkish education system and society at large, of teaching human evolution.

Hmmm… I wonder what they would find if they compared American textbooks to Finnish textbooks?

354 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 10:40:59pm

“It’s like a bullet sponge,” he said. “Every single pellet will become embedded in the board.”

“It’s benign. It’s not going to hurt anybody. And we can armor an entire school in days,” he said.

“It’s a one -time cost to armor every classroom and every adult, the janitors, the coaches, the lunch ladies,”

IT’S A FLOOR WAX AND A DESSERT TOPPING! WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?

355 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 10:41:04pm

re: #352 BeachDem

Well that’s just gross, but the funny thing is when you do a google image search for it, it comes up with

Best guess for this image: martini icon

The entire idea of using the white board at all, let alone to “disable” is fucking ridiculous. You’d be better off leaving your hands free and just grappling the shooter, you’d close the gap much faster that way and have some kind of chance at pinning their arms / controlling the hand with the gun. Odds are you’re getting shot anyway, so if you’re lucky enough not to have your brain just freeze the hell up and you are actually able to choose to fight you’re best off not obscuring your own field of vision.

356 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 10:43:43pm

re: #355 goddamnedfrank

The entire idea of using the white board at all, let alone to “disable” is fucking ridiculous. You’d be better off leaving your hands free and just grappling the shooter, you’d close the gap much faster that way and have some kind of chance at pinning their arms / controlling the hand with the gun. Odds are you’re getting shot anyway, so if you’re lucky enough not to have your brain just freeze the hell up and you are actually able to choose to fight you’re best off not obscuring your own field of vision.

Well sure, when you put it THAT way.

357 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 10:46:07pm

Also, it’d be nice if we could just keep guns out of the hands of kids, if the NRA and GOP weren’t in knee jerk opposition to common sense safe storage laws.

358 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 10:47:17pm

re: #355 goddamnedfrank

Is the FATALITY graphic meant to imply that the teacher has beheaded the shooter with the whiteboard? I mean, the board is bloody, and the head (or the martini olive, depending on your perspective) is rolling away from the body.

Ugh—I need to go to bed.

359 goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2014 10:52:34pm

re: #358 BeachDem

Is the FATALITY graphic meant to imply that the teacher has beheaded the shooter with the whiteboard? I mean, the board is bloody, and the head (or the martini olive, depending on your perspective) is rolling away from the body.

Ugh—I need to go to bed.

Sorry. Here’s an explanation of Fatality. If it helps I acknowledge that I’m incredibly immature, and part of a generation that played a lot of Mortal Kombat.

360 teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2014 11:04:42pm

re: #359 goddamnedfrank

ABACABB

The “Blood” code on Sega Genesis.

I’m glad Nintendo smartened up and released a bloody Mortal Kombat II.

TOASTY!!!

361 BeachDem  Nov 7, 2014 11:09:44pm

re: #359 goddamnedfrank

Sorry. Here’s an explanation of Fatality. If it helps I acknowledge that I’m incredibly immature, and part of a generation that played a lot of Mortal Kombat.

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Thanks. I have to admit I’m not a gamer, so that page was like reading hieroglyphics to me. (Maturity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be anyway.)

I just found that image funny (not ha ha funny, but sick funny.)

362 Black d20  Nov 7, 2014 11:16:30pm

The modern Mortal Kombats are, unsurprisingly, super-graphic with the hurty-gore. It’s both awe-inspiring and all sorts of icky at the same time.

363 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 11:36:03pm

re: #361 BeachDem

Thanks. I have to admit I’m not a gamer, so that page was like reading hieroglyphics to me.

It was actually about ethics in gaming journalism.

364 freetoken  Nov 7, 2014 11:39:31pm
365 dog philosopher  Nov 7, 2014 11:42:25pm

i’m not a gamer

in truth, life games me, and i fight back the best i can

366 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 12:19:16am

To get you through the night, a little Sibelius:

MP3 Audio

367 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 12:46:51am

re: #365 dog philosopher

i’m not a gamer

in truth, life games me, and i fight back the best i can

Real games have pieces.

368 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 1:41:57am

re: #281 Dark_Falcon

No, I’m just going to leave it as that.

That’s basically trolling tho.

369 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 1:44:32am

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

It’s different, though. Williamson hates what what he sees Dunham as representing culturally, whereas Chukles sees her as a lefty he can attack. And while Williamson got pissed about things she wrote in her autobiography, he’d never post her address or any contact details. UpChuck, by contrast, would dox Lena Dunham with great glee.

Williamson is a psycho who wants women who had abortions to be murdered. If you’re quoting him on women, you may as well quote David Duke on Jews.

370 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 4:41:53am

re: #359 goddamnedfrank

Babality in MK was a hoot.

371 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Nov 8, 2014 4:51:35am

re: #265 HappyWarrior

At least you got a job. Chin up. Sorry to come off harsh. It’s just that I’ve been out of work since March and haven’t gotten work either.

Sigh. My job was eliminated in September, after 21 years. At 67 years old, I don’t expect to re-enter the job market. But I’ll be okay long term, as I have some land I’ve been working on turning into a fruit and nut farm with a disc golf course on it. Might be able to get revenue going from that in the spring.

372 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 4:54:35am

re: #371 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Sigh. My job was eliminated in September, after 21 years. At 67 years old, I don’t expect to re-enter the job market. But I’ll be okay long term, as I have some land I’ve been working on turning into a fruit and nut farm with a disc golf course on it. Might be able to get revenue going from that in the spring.

Good that you have plans. When I retired I found that I had to keep busy or I started climbing the walls.

373 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 5:11:25am

Oculus started out as an excellent “cursed object” movie, but fizzled out because of all the bullshit non-linearity (no, it doesn’t make the movie “smarter”, it only irritates) and the dumbness of the protagonists (who showed promise at first but somehow did not foresee the Easily Avoidable Danger).

374 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 5:23:08am

Morning Lizardim from the cold and windy wild north country. The four-letter S word is being bandied about for early next week - no, not THAT one, although our solidly blue constituency has no doubt been exercising that word a lot over the last week, as well. The nephew is still hanging in there, though the outcome remains in doubt; and another friend of the fish family was diagnosed with a completely unexpected degenerative nervous disease (specific flavor still to be determined). To top it all off, I had random car troubles yesterday afternoon in my fishmobile, thus leaving both of our cars with dubious reliability for the immediate future. When it rains, it pours, as they say. How go things among the lizardfolk?

375 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 5:33:41am

re: #374 theEbolafishlives

Morning Lizardim from the cold and windy wild north country. The four-letter S word is being bandied about for early next week - no, not THAT one, although our solidly blue constituency has no doubt been exercising that word a lot over the last week, as well. The nephew is still hanging in there, though the outcome remains in doubt; and another friend of the fish family was diagnosed with a completely unexpected degenerative nervous disease (specific flavor still to be determined). To top it all off, I had random car troubles yesterday afternoon in my fishmobile, thus leaving both of our cars with dubious reliability for the immediate future. When it rains, it pours, as they say. How go things among the lizardfolk?

Everything is calm here in flyover country, China. Lately it’s gotten chilly, but not so chilly as to create the possibility of s***. Sorry to hear of your multiple troubles.

376 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 5:39:31am

re: #375 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Everything is calm here in flyover country, China. Lately it’s gotten chilly, but not so chilly as to create the possibility of s***. Sorry to hear of your multiple troubles.

It’s life, you know? Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. We go on and eventually, things get better.

377 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 5:41:16am

re: #359 goddamnedfrank

Sorry. Here’s an explanation of Fatality. If it helps I acknowledge that I’m incredibly immature, and part of a generation that played a lot of Mortal Kombat.

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Then you’ll love this tweet:

And the story that goes with it:

Welcome to CNN correspondent Mortal Kombat

We know what you’re thinking: CNN would never unlock all those correspondents out of the box! So let us help you with this handy guide.

First, your starting lineup: Alison Grimes (D-KY), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), David Perdue (R-GA), Mary Landrieu (R-LA), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Those who pre-ordered were given the option of either the Extended Democrat or Extended Republican set, which include:

Extended Democrat set: Kay Hagan (D-NC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Braley (D-IA), and Orman (I-KS)
Extended Republican: Tom Cotton (R-AK), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Scott Walker (R-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA)

All the characters can be unlocked through campaign mode but will also be available to purchase. (Update: the extended Democrat set — minus Shaheen — has been given a heavy day-one discount.)

Extra stages — Baton Rouge, Lexington, and Lawrenceville — are unlocked through campaign progression or via the Gerrymandering iOS / Android game (be sure to link your account first!).

To unlock Reptile, press high punch, high punch, low kick, block, and placate during a primary debate.

378 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 5:46:52am

re: #376 theEbolafishlives

It’s life, you know? Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. We go on and eventually, things get better.

Yeah. I had a bad spell for a few years before coming to China. Now, life is pretty peachy.

379 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 5:57:45am

Good for Dr. Spencer. I wish him well.

380 Eventual Carrion  Nov 8, 2014 6:20:23am

re: #314 Dark_Falcon

Here’s an interesting story. This one isn’t from the South, mind you, its from Delaware:

School system gets 140 up-armored whiteboards to protect students (VIDEO)

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The bad thing about this ‘innovation’ is that “Necessity is the mother of invention”.

381 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 6:35:46am

re: #380 Eventual Carrion

The bad thing about this ‘innovation’ is that “Necessity is the mother of invention”.

The concept is pretty harebrained. Consider this. Someone walks into a classroom with a semiautomatic weapon. The bulletproof whiteboard is on a table in the corner, let’s say 20 feet from the teacher. By the time he or she lunges for the whiteboard/shield, the gunman has plenty of time to mow the teacher down.

The concept assumes the teacher is holding the whiteboard all the time. No teacher would do that.

Someone above mentioned the physics involved, too. The kinetic energy of the bullets could very well knock the teacher off balance.

Gee, wouldn’t be a good idea just to reduce the possibility of someone entering a school armed to the teeth, like with gun control laws? Not in America, godammit. We need to protect our kids with bulletproof gadgets and arm the teachers to the teeth, because that’s makes total sense.

Reality as seen by people through the mirror of a point-and-shoot RPG.

382 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 6:40:43am

re: #377 Dark_Falcon

Then you’ll love this tweet:

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And the story that goes with it:

Welcome to CNN correspondent Mortal Kombat

TOASTY!
Youtube Video

383 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 6:54:23am

re: #2 Skip Intro

There’s much more important news now. Ben Carson is running for President.

Pass it on.

I have been amused by all the RWNJs trying to rationalize why the GOP will rise up and nominate Ben Carson for POTUS. You know, because the Republican party is going to nominate a guy who’s never held a single elected office for the most powerful job in the country. I mean, it’s not like they don’t have Governors and Senators to pick from or anything.

Funniest comment I saw yesterday about Ben Carson’s chances:

“Carson has had a more prolific medical career than Hillary has had a political one. Carson is just about as well known globally as Hillary. His books, achievements, and movie has catapulted him into global stardom. You’d be hard-pressed to find an American who hasn’t heard of Ben Carson’s name, and even more to the point Ben is popular very popular among African Americans.”

I laughed. Carson will get eaten alive in the primaries if he actually runs.

384 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 6:55:54am
Carson is just about as well known globally as Hillary.

*eyes roll away*

385 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 6:58:50am

re: #383 Lidane

I have been amused by all the RWNJs trying to rationalize why the GOP will rise up and nominate Ben Carson for POTUS. You know, because the Republican party is going to nominate a guy who’s never held a single elected office for the most powerful job in the country. I mean, it’s not like they don’t have Governors and Senators to pick from or anything.

Funniest comment I saw yesterday about Ben Carson’s chances:

“Carson has had a more prolific medical career than Hillary has had a political one. Carson is just about as well known globally as Hillary. His books, achievements, and movie has catapulted him into global stardom. You’d be hard-pressed to find an American who hasn’t heard of Ben Carson’s name, and even more to the point Ben is popular very popular among African Americans.”

I laughed. Carson will get eaten alive in the primaries if he actually runs.

I can almost guarantee no one in China has heard of Ben Carson. Hillary Clinton is certainly more well known.

And I question how popular he is among African-Americans. They may admire his achievements, but that’s not the same as popularity.

386 NJDhockeyfan  Nov 8, 2014 7:08:55am
387 Eventual Carrion  Nov 8, 2014 7:13:01am

re: #347 BeachDem

Somebody’s going to get rich on the whiteboards. The company donated them to that school, but the push is on to have them in all the schools in Delaware. At $400 each, plus whatever they decide to charge for their “training,” there’s a pretty profit to be made.

After reading a little more I wonder if a few of the donations came from people with direct relationship or shareholder in the company making this product. That almost sounds like something a true journalist would run down. CCJ?

388 Dave In Austin  Nov 8, 2014 7:13:35am

But you can keep the website…. There is nothing wrong with a website.

389 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 7:13:59am
A cautionary tale of a school lunch program gone horribly wrong, Cooties tells the story of a young girl who eats a chicken nugget infected with a virulent disease. She begins to transform into a violent, murderous flesh-ripping juvenile who transmits the disease, which only affects the pre-pubescent. As it quickly spreads, the teachers find themselves trapped in the school, faced with a horde of rampaging adolescents, and must come up with an immediate lesson plan to save their very lives.

Too bad they didn’t have any whiteboards!

390 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 7:15:37am

re: #388 Dave In Austin

But you can keep the website…. There is nothing wrong with a website.

And they want Obama to “work with” Congress. Riiiiggghhht!

391 Eventual Carrion  Nov 8, 2014 7:18:08am

re: #351 goddamnedfrank

Here’s the final move from the Jutsu chart.

Fatality!

Well it looks justified. In the right hand of the person on the ground it looks like he detached the other guys penis.

392 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 7:18:50am

re: #390 wheat-dogghazi-bola

And they want Obama to “work with” Congress. Riiiiggghhht!

And furthermore they’re upset with there even being talk about Obama using executive action on immigration but it’s perfectly okay for them to waste time and money on an effort they both know will fail since there’s no way that Obama will sign a repeal. Those fuckers piss me off too. They with nice health insurance courtesy of the U.S taxpayer doing their best to dismantle the health care of others. i’m almost tempted for a Congressional Democrat to troll them by introducing legislation to get rid of Congressional health care benefits.

393 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 7:19:33am

re: #392 HappyWarrior

And furthermore they’re upset with there even being talk about Obama using executive action on immigration but it’s perfectly okay for them to waste time and money on an effort they both know will fail since there’s no way that Obama will sign a repeal. Those fuckers piss me off too. They with nice health insurance courtesy of the U.S taxpayer doing their best to dismantle the health care of others. i’m almost tempted for a Congressional Democrat to troll them by introducing legislation to get rid of Congressional health care benefits.

Franken would do it.

394 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 7:21:16am

re: #393 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Franken would do it.

I hope he or someone does. Because frankly I’m tired of this. They lost on ACA. They see a midterm election with one of the lowest turnouts in recent years as a mandate to take away people’s health care?

395 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 7:27:39am

re: #394 HappyWarrior

I hope he or someone does. Because frankly I’m tired of this. They lost on ACA. They see a midterm election with one of the lowest turnouts in recent years as a mandate to take away people’s health care?

But they won, it’s obviously a mandate. Doesn’t matter if only 50 people voted in the entire election, as long as 26 of those votes were for Republicans.

396 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 7:37:59am

heh…

397 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 8, 2014 7:39:34am

re: #396 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh…

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Summarized as “We got here. Fuck you.”
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398 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 7:46:05am

Lori doesn’t disappoint:

399 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:49:45am

re: #389 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

Too bad they didn’t have any whiteboards!

You’re missing the real point of the story: The infection was from a school lunch program, which makes to the government’s fault. Moreover, the content of the lunches was altered to conform to the new federal regulations, which means its Michelle Obama’s fault!

400 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:52:46am

re: #381 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Actually, the first two comments on the article address the very point you made:

Jon Schmitt * Top Commenter
NIJ Level IIIA: rated for .357SIG and .44Mag hollowpoints. Not rated for FMJ, and any rifle .223 or larger will go right through it.

This is incredibly irresponsible to give people false hope that a plastic sheet is the end-all, be-all in an active shooting scenario.
Reply *
* 2 * November 6 at 6:35pm

Jeffrey Machado * Top Commenter
And at $400 each, it is just a waste. It would not have stopped sandy hook and it might actually give someone false security.
Reply *
* 2 * 22 hours ago

401 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 7:55:41am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lori doesn’t disappoint:

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Lori needs her meds.

402 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 8:07:43am

get ready for the wingnut explosion:

403 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 8:11:00am

CLAPPER IN NORTH KOREA!?!?!?

Dudebros heads assploding.

404 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:13:44am

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

get ready for the wingnut explosion:

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On a Saturday? Talk about burying the story…

405 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 8:20:34am

I don’t know about this map. It has my county in brown, but we only have two pawnshops that sell guns, while we have three museums and a fairly large library (and a Bookmobile).

406 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 8, 2014 8:22:01am

Al Jaz drank the Liberty koolaid this morning. Israel supposedly knew that was an American ship and attacked deliberately. I thopught this had been settled. That’s disappointing

407 BigPapa  Nov 8, 2014 8:24:23am

re: #401 HappyWarrior

Lori needs her meds.

Lori has been hitting the Patriot Meth Pipe way too much.

408 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 8, 2014 8:25:04am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bullshit. Why exclude schools? Designed to mislead, red meat for anti gunners.

409 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 8:27:21am

re: #406 Indy GOP Refugee

Al Jaz drank the Liberty koolaid this morning. Israel supposedly knew that was an American ship and attacked deliberately. I thopught this had been settled. That’s disappointing

It’s Al Jazeera. Like every other media outlet - in the US as much as in the rest of the world - it has an agenda.

410 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 8:27:22am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t think comparing a major museum or library to a small business gun shop on a one-to-one basis is in any way meaningful.

411 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 8:27:24am

re: #408 Indy GOP Refugee

Bullshit. Why exclude schools? Designed to mislead, red meat for anti gunners.

I agree. School libraries should have been included also.
But the fact still remains, my county should not be brown even given the limited constraints of the data used.

412 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 8, 2014 8:29:43am

re: #411 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bookstores… Anyway agit prop crap is agit prop crap. As a gun owner I see a great deal of that kind of garbage. Like the “gunfuckers” on the other side they undermine their own point with a certain bovine stink. Advocates disease. Contagious via tweets.

413 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 8, 2014 8:30:54am

re: #409 theEbolafishlives

I watch them a lot. They lean sensational more than in anyones directions. *sigh* So few good programs.

414 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:31:50am

re: #410 jaunte

I don’t think comparing a major museum or library to a small business gun shop on a one-to-one basis is in any way meaningful.

Agreed. The 3 museums of Chicago’s Museum Campus likely employ more people than all the people employed in gun stores in any two counties in Illinois. They certainly have more floor space.

415 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 8:32:40am

re: #410 jaunte

I don’t think comparing a major museum or library to a small business gun shop on a one-to-one basis is in any way meaningful.

Right. It really doesn’t tell you a lot of anything. I mean if they want to argue that in many parts of the country that guns are valued more heavily over education, I’d agree with that but this doesn’t really tell anything.

416 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 8, 2014 8:34:24am

re: #414 Dark_Falcon

They still allow gun stores in Illinois?
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Those must be a couple very enterprising dealers given the roadblocks available to a city to throw down in the way.

417 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:35:56am

re: #412 Indy GOP Refugee

Bookstores… Anyway agit prop crap is agit prop crap. As a gun owner I see a great deal of that kind of garbage. Like the “gunfuckers” on the other side they undermine their own point with a certain bovine stink. Advocates disease. Contagious via tweets.

Agreed. It’s a lazily made, poorly researched piece of crap ‘county map’, whose main purpose is to inflame the opinions of those who consider themselves educated and cultured against the “gun-loving rubes”. Is it as toxic as the worst pro-gun memes? Heck No! But it is still toxic, as it plays to prejudice and its effect is to make discussion impossible.

418 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 8:38:45am

What’s dishonest about it is it really ignores that your small counties really are going to be limited in far as museums and libraries. Like I’d say your average county of 10K probably has maybe one or two libraries and maybe one museum. And there will be more gun stores due to the fact that those are private entities. It’s stupid. I’m all for criticizing the guns over knowledge culture that prevails too often but that map is just dishonest.

419 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 8, 2014 8:39:17am

re: #417 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. It’s a lazily made, poorly researched piece of crap ‘county map’, whose main purpose is to inflame the opinions of those who consider themselves educated and cultured against the “gun-loving rubes”. Is it as toxic as the worst pro-gun memes? Heck No! But it is still toxic, as it plays to prejudice and its effect is to make discussion impossible.

Also, anybody can Amazon, AFAIK, mail-order guns are a bit more of a trickier proposition.

420 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 8:39:37am

re: #419 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Also, anybody can Amazon, AFAIK, mail-order guns are a bit more of a trickier proposition.

That’s a good point too.

421 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 8:41:27am

Compare the map below (Deaths due to injury ny firearms per 100,000 population) with the one posted above. Doesn’t look to me as though there’s much correlation between the two.

422 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:42:00am

re: #411 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #418 HappyWarrior

re: #419 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

re: #416 Indy GOP Refugee

And that’s what I like about LGF: It’s an honest place. Bullshit graphics get called out as BS, regardless of which side they favor.

423 bratwurst  Nov 8, 2014 8:43:38am

re: #406 Indy GOP Refugee

Al Jaz drank the Liberty koolaid this morning. Israel supposedly knew that was an American ship and attacked deliberately. I thopught this had been settled. That’s disappointing

While I would agree that Al Jazeera’s channels are a much better source for international news than any US based network, you should not be surprised at all that it ultimately reflects the biases of the Al Thani clan…especially where Israel is concerned.

424 Romantic Heretic  Nov 8, 2014 8:44:07am

re: #365 dog philosopher

i’m not a gamer

in truth, life games me, and i fight back the best i can

I prefer games to life. Games do not move the goalposts, change the rules in mid-game or decide, “Fuck it! The game’s over and you lose.”

The latter has happened way too often in real life.

425 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 8, 2014 8:44:59am

re: #417 Dark_Falcon
re: #415 HappyWarrior

re: #411 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think the very worst thing to continue in the gun debate is this kind of thing. This wish may be less likely than a “pony for Christmas” but what needs to happen is the argument get elevated to a factual and data based debate. The more elevated the better the solutions.

426 Skip Intro  Nov 8, 2014 8:45:16am

re: #342 goddamnedfrank

Mrs. Smith’s White Board Gun-Jutsu is strong!

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Do they include the X-ray glasses so you can see through the board to where the shooter is NOW? What happens if the shooter decides to shoot lower than the board? Maybe a full suit of armor is called for here.

427 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 8:49:44am

re: #425 Indy GOP Refugee

I think the very worst thing to continue in the gun debate is this kind of thing. This wish may be less likely than a “pony for Christmas” but what needs to happen is the argument get elevated to a factual and data based debate. The more elevated the better the solutions.

Indeed.
The WaPo map is completely dishonest.

428 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 8:50:39am

re: #422 Dark_Falcon

No love for an old sailor, eh? Sigh, it was ever thus. : )

429 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:53:31am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

In fact, I’ll go one better: That map is a Fox News-style graphic: Intended not to inform, but to validate existing opinions. It relies not on reason as it claims, but instead on confirmation bias.

430 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 8:53:36am

Where did my post go. It disappeared.

Whaaaaaa.

It contained magnificient insights into that stupid gun vs knowledge map.

431 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:55:02am

re: #428 Higgs Boson’s Mate

No love for an old sailor, eh? Sigh, it was ever thus. : )

Sorry, you’re good as well.

432 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 8:55:08am

re: #430 b_sharp

Where did my post go. It disappeared.

Whaaaaaa.

It contained magnificient insights into that stupid gun vs knowledge map.

I’m in Spy mode. It never showed up. I’m wondering if you missed the Post button, or if it just got swallowed up in the ether.

433 BigPapa  Nov 8, 2014 8:56:19am

re: #430 b_sharp

Where did my post go. It disappeared.

Whaaaaaa.

It contained magnificient insights into that stupid gun vs knowledge map.

You got the Atkisson Stop Stop Virus. From Government Hackers.

You really should have that looked at.

434 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 8:56:59am
435 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 8:57:39am

re: #432 theEbolafishlives

I’m in Spy mode. It never showed up. I’m wondering if you missed the Post button, or if it just got swallowed up in the ether.

I was in the middle of typing when it disappeared. I suspect my crooked little finger acted inappropriately and pulled off a control key combo that cancelled it.

Damn fingers.

436 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 8:58:15am

re: #435 b_sharp

I was in the middle of typing when it disappeared. I suspect my crooked little finger acted inappropriately and pulled off a control key combo that cancelled it.

Damn fingers.

No, it was those same mysterious hackers that have been roving around, deleting key words from journalists’ computers as they type.

437 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 8:58:36am

re: #433 BigPapa

You got the Atkisson Stop Stop Virus. From Government Hackers.

You really should have that looked at.

I was afraid of that.

It’s Harper looking at my porn stash.

438 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 8:59:04am

Federal trumps state. Who knew?

439 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 9:00:07am

ahhh…the WaPo map includes FFL holders who are collectors of antiques and curios.
Great way to skew statistics.

440 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 9:01:31am

re: #431 Dark_Falcon

Sorry, you’re good as well.

Just kidding. You were likely typing as I was posting.

441 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:02:13am

In any case, comparing gun stores to book stores as an indicator of the desire differences between guns and knowledge is dishonest.

442 Skip Intro  Nov 8, 2014 9:03:10am

Meanwhile, back in the United States of Murder,

Andrew Fryberg, Marysville Shooting Victim, Dies

A boy shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last month has died from his wounds, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center said on Friday, bringing the death toll to five.

I sure hope I’m not accused of being an “anti-gunner” by posting this. I know how impolite it is to keep bringing this stuff up.

huffingtonpost.com

443 Romantic Heretic  Nov 8, 2014 9:04:06am

re: #417 Dark_Falcon

Agreed. It’s a lazily made, poorly researched piece of crap ‘county map’, whose main purpose is to inflame the opinions of those who consider themselves educated and cultured against the “gun-loving rubes”. Is it as toxic as the worst pro-gun memes? Heck No! But it is still toxic, as it plays to prejudice and its effect is to make discussion impossible.

What discussion?

It’s impossible to discuss something when discussing theology, and the debate about firearms in the States is a theological discussion with both sides regarding the other side as heretics beyond saving.

444 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:04:41am

re: #442 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, back in the United States of Murder,

Andrew Fryberg, Marysville Shooting Victim, Dies

I sure hope I’m not accused of being an “anti-gunner” by posting this. I know how impolite it is to keep bringing this stuff up.

huffingtonpost.com

That means there is only one kid still alive. That is really disheartening.

445 thedopefishlives  Nov 8, 2014 9:05:20am

re: #442 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, back in the United States of Murder,

>Andrew Fryberg, Marysville Shooting Victim, Dies

I sure hope I’m not accused of being an “anti-gunner” by posting this. I know how impolite it is to keep bringing this stuff up.

huffingtonpost.com

WHY DO YOU HATE GUNZ???!?!

446 BigPapa  Nov 8, 2014 9:05:54am

re: #441 b_sharp

In any case, comparing gun stores to book stores as an indicator of the desire differences between guns and knowledge is dishonest.

They should correlate gun stores to internet searches for gay porn. Because science and shit.

447 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 9:06:05am

re: #441 b_sharp

Fails to take into account the knowledge about guns found in bookstores and libraries.

448 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:08:35am

re: #447 jaunte

Fails to take into account the knowledge about guns found in bookstores and libraries.

Perhaps they should compare guns purchased to books purchased from all sources. Or maybe bullets fired to words read?

449 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 9:09:57am

re: #448 b_sharp

Homicides and suicides by book (soft and hard cover).

450 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:10:54am

I love the term ‘spurious correlation.’

In real life spurous correlations far outnumber validated correlations by a wide margin. They seem to have a life independent of statistical reality.

451 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:11:48am

re: #449 jaunte

Homicides and suicides by book (soft and hard cover).

But then they would have to include loose leaf paper which can cut as deeply as book pages.

452 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 9:12:37am

re: #451 b_sharp

But then they would have to include loose leaf paper which can cut as deeply as book pages.

And those loose leaf binders can bite you.

453 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 9:13:15am
454 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:13:52am

I’m trying to get used to Linux as my main travel/work system. Just for sanity sake I had to dump Unity for Cinnamin because.. I’m old.

455 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:14:34am

re: #452 Backwoods_Sleuth

And those loose leaf binders can bite you.

I have the scars.

456 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 9:15:24am

re: #452 Backwoods_Sleuth

And those loose leaf binders can bite you.

Have to protect the mitts from the binders.

457 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:16:18am

re: #456 jaunte

Have to protect the mitts from the binders.

Well, Mitt does tend to pack them with women.

458 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 9:17:27am

BTW, I’m still looking for the pics of Ebola Doc Craig Spencer playing a banjo while riding a bike.

459 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 9:19:30am

re: #449 jaunte

Homicides and suicides by book (soft and hard cover).

Not to mention the numbers of those maimed by paper cuts.

460 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 9:21:13am

Throwing a gang sign in the library.

461 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 9:21:54am
462 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 9:24:41am

Amended: Joke told by Austin music legend Dale Watson on npr’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” this morning:

Q: What’s the definition of perfect pitch?

A: When you throw a banjo down a well and it doesn’t hit an accordion.

Youtube Video

463 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 9:34:42am

re: #442 Skip Intro

Meanwhile, back in the United States of Murder,

Andrew Fryberg, Marysville Shooting Victim, Dies

I sure hope I’m not accused of being an “anti-gunner” by posting this. I know how impolite it is to keep bringing this stuff up.

huffingtonpost.com

The only one shot who lived is the one who was shot in the jaw, and thus did not suffer a brain injury.

464 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 9:38:25am


A laurel and hearty gang sign.

465 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 9:42:07am
466 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 9:44:00am
467 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 9:46:08am

Speaking of idiotic confirmation bias, more on the moronic exit poll in South Carolina.

Woodard and his partner, an African-American doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina, Paul White Jr., predicted — rightly — that Scott (61 percent) would win more votes than Graham (54 percent). They suspected that they would then find people who would agree with some of the questions posed to them about race, while also revealing that they voted for Scott.

That would then test the established literature that, as Woodard put it: “People vote for racial reasons in the South.”

“A lot of people would confirm themselves on the racial measures. ‘Well yeah I do think blacks are too demanding,’” he explained. “But then what did they do? They turn around and voted for Tim Scott!”

talkingpointsmemo.com

Ahem, let us also factor into the equation that Lindsey Graham has many detractors in SC from Republicans who think he is far too leftist…and, more importantly, Tim Scott’s opponent was also black—and a woman—and who had no name recognition and no money (and she still got more votes than Lindsey’s main Dem opponent.)

When these yahoos publish their “research” report, people should gather in great numbers to point and laugh.

468 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 9:46:36am

So far Nick Searcy has directed 27 tweets full of hilarious insults at me this morning.

469 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 9:49:05am

re: #442 Skip Intro

The page you linked to had a link to this other story:

Keira Knightley Protests Photoshop: ‘I Think Women’s Bodies Are A Battleground’

Keira Knightley just joined the ranks of celebrities who are taking a stand against Photoshop.

In reference to her unedited topless photo shoot for Interview magazine, Knightley told The Times, a British newspaper:

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”

To this story, the only possible response is:

470 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 9:52:48am

re: #468 Charles Johnson

So far Nick Searcy has directed 27 tweets full of hilarious insults at me this morning.

Obviously, you are being “Peabodied”.

:D

471 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 9:53:47am
472 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 9:56:25am

Wow, this guy is really a loon.

473 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 9:56:46am

Nick who?

474 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 9:58:27am

re: #473 HappyWarrior

Nick who?

Just another crazy hater who has fixated on Charles. I wish they were less common.

475 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 9:59:17am

re: #472 Charles Johnson

Wow, this guy is really a loon.

[Embedded content]

STAND IN AWE OF MY PEABODY, YOU PATHETIC NOBODY!!11!!

476 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 9:59:30am

re: #473 HappyWarrior

Nick who?

Embittered supporting cast member Nick Searcy.

477 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 10:00:55am

re: #468 Charles Johnson

So far Nick Searcy has directed 27 tweets full of hilarious insults at me this morning.

Should I bother asking why pointing out a confederate flag being waved in front of an African American lady at a GOP rally makes you the racist one?

478 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 10:01:18am
479 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 10:05:08am
480 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 10:05:54am

re: #478 Backwoods_Sleuth

With apologies to Neil Young:

You can’t have a full bladder on Sugar Mountain
Though you’re thinking that
you’re peeing there too soon,
You’re peeing there too soon

481 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 10:06:01am

re: #477 bill d

Should I bother asking why pointing out a confederate flag being waved in front of an African American lady at a GOP rally makes you the racist one?

Because the Stars and Bars are about Heritage, not Hate, you liberal heathen!!1

482 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 10:14:11am

re: #481 Dark_Falcon

Because the Stars and Bars are about Heritage, not Hate, you liberal heathen!!1

OK, I keep forgetting that.

Once more, with feeling.

483 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 10:15:35am

For the Warhammer folks, ICYMI:

Youtube Video

484 compound_Idaho  Nov 8, 2014 10:30:05am

re: #479 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Going beyond this point may result in death and/or loss of ski privileges”

485 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 10:31:05am

re: #484 compound_Idaho

[Embedded image]

“Going beyond this point may result in death and/or loss of ski privileges”

AND a $100 fine…

486 BeenHereAwhile  Nov 8, 2014 11:19:45am

...

487 BeenHereAwhile  Nov 8, 2014 11:26:33am

re: #484 compound_Idaho

488 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 11:43:30am

489 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 11:48:47am

re: #488 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded image]

WW will love that one!


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