KSTP News Won’t Back Down From #pointergate

The stupid continues
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KSTP News in Minneapolis has posted another story related to their laughable attempt to frame Mayor Betsy Hodges as supporting gangs. So, do you think they apologized? Said they would fire the reporter and producers responsible? Guess again

Law enforcement agencies say the criticism of the photo of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges making what they call a gang sign with a convicted felon misses the point.

Oh, please, tell us what the point is.

Michael Quinn, who spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, including 25 years with Minneapolis Police, says the photo is not about race, or police being “alarmists.”

Well, except for the part where they freaked out about a black guy pointing, but go on.

Quinn says he does not believe Mayor Hodges endorses gangs and says she “probably didn’t even know what the hand gesture meant.”

It meant, “Hey look, I’m standing next to the Mayor.”

Quinn says the gesture is a “known gang sign of one of the most violent gangs in Minneapolis and they will use this to their advantage.”

It’s also a hand gesture common to every human culture on the planet.

Quinn says there is a reason the man posted the photo on his website and he says, “There could be another gang that would take it as a show of disrespect and commit another crime to solve the dispute.”

Or it could be to say to his friends, “Hey, here’s a picture of me standing next to the Mayor”. I mean if he was a white guy, that would be obvious, but he’s black so it may be a gang sign, not that this has anything to do with race.

What the general public does not understand, Quinn says, “is the signs have real meaning on the street and gangs take them seriously and people have died for simply flashing a gang sign. That’s all we are saying. This is serious and can lead to serious consequences.”

No, this is stupid and you need to apologize.

More: Law Enforcement Says Criticism of Mayor Hodges’ Photo Misses the Point

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546 comments

1 Timothy Watson  Nov 8, 2014 4:30:36am

Tony Stark has words on this:
Youtube Video

2 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 10:58:33am

3 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 10:58:53am

Tired of this crap.

4 TedStriker  Nov 8, 2014 11:04:34am

re: #2 Targetpractice

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6 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 11:12:21am

Wait. This is seriously a thing? WTF.

7 SteveMcGazi  Nov 8, 2014 11:15:12am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

I don’t get it.

8 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 11:17:39am

VV WEST SIIIIDE.
/

9 missliberties  Nov 8, 2014 11:18:18am

There they go again with their irate fear mongering.

Raising the hysteria alert to level One Thousand RED!! Because thug culture + black people = danger danger. (Have you noticed that PBO is the same color as a thug, as in blackish?)

We have got to stop these people from their never ending well coordinated smears that are inteneded to motivate folks by appealing to their lowest base instincts.

10 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 11:19:28am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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MOOBS..now with perky NIPS!!11!!

11 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 11:20:56am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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“Is that your Peabody in your shirt or are you just happy to see me?”

(I’ll stop with the potential photo captions while I still can…)

12 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 11:21:10am
Michael Quinn, who spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, including 25 years with Minneapolis Police, says the photo is not about race, or police being “alarmists.”

This is all they saw;
Youtube Video

13 philosophus invidius  Nov 8, 2014 11:21:14am

The video of the “gang signs” being thrown (at 30 sec):

Youtube Video

14 missliberties  Nov 8, 2014 11:22:52am

You know who else does this gang sign thang? Meth Heads. And ISIS!

15 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 11:23:00am

re: #13 philosophus invidius

The video of the “gang signs” being thrown (at 30 sec):

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Video

Totally gangsta.
/

16 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 11:24:28am

17 philosophus invidius  Nov 8, 2014 11:25:31am
18 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 11:26:35am

…says the eejit who crowdsources his scoops on twitter…

19 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2014 11:47:29am

Young kids use those “gang signs” when they play Cowboys and Indians.

20 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 11:50:47am
21 team_fukit  Nov 8, 2014 11:51:00am
22 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 11:53:09am

23 3eff Jeff  Nov 8, 2014 11:54:54am

re: #21 team_fukit

24 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 11:55:39am

He’s getting closer!

25 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 11:57:41am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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…says the eejit who crowdsources his scoops on twitter…

And Trey Gowdy is hot with millennials. I can’t stop laughing. (Note—this is something said by Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO of MediaDC—a political publisher that produces the Weekly Standard, the Washington Examiner and Red Alert Politics.)

26 3eff Jeff  Nov 8, 2014 11:57:49am

re: #24 jaunte

Ha! (And darn it, you totally beat me. I should have reloaded…)

27 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 12:00:24pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

Young kids use those “gang signs” when they play Cowboys and Indians.

I don’t even think they’re making “gun” signs—I think they’re just pointing at each other. Oh, the humanity.

28 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 12:05:24pm
29 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 12:10:09pm
30 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 12:11:05pm

31 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:11:32pm

re: #25 BeachDem

And Trey Gowdy is hot with millennials. I can’t stop laughing. (Note—this is something said by Lou Ann Sabatier, CEO of MediaDC—a political publisher that produces the Weekly Standard, the Washington Examiner and Red Alert Politics.)

Lolwut. Yeah we milennials love the nonsensical Benghazi witch hunt.

32 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 12:12:42pm

So #pointergate isn’t about ‘race, or police being “alarmists.”’ I guess it must be about ethics in gaming journalism then.

/dripping

33 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 12:13:16pm


Cockney gang sign

34 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 12:18:55pm

Again, the substance of the video and the context it creates is ignored in favour of a possible impression.

I am getting so tired of this bullshit.

35 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 12:19:52pm
36 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:20:41pm

re: #35 Kragar

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What a thug.//

37 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:21:31pm

re: #34 b_sharp

Again, the substance of the video and the context it creates is ignored in favour of a possible impression.

I am getting so tired of this bullshit.

I was tired of this shit when FNC called a fistbump between the then president elect and his wife a terrorist one. Because you know Al Queda, big time fistbumpers.

38 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 12:21:43pm

KSTP’s strategy for dealing with #PointerGate:

39 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 12:21:46pm

re: #35 Kragar

Somebody snap binder rings on those pointy fingers!

40 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 12:21:51pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

What a thug.//

He’s probably stolen more than most people convicted of robbery, its just he did it with accountants.

41 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:23:43pm

re: #40 Kragar

He’s probably stolen more than most people convicted of armed robbery, its just he did it with accountants.

I believe there’s a phrase by Teddy Roosevelt about the man with no education may steal from the railyadr but the man with an Ivy League education may steal the whole railroad.

42 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 12:24:03pm


NSFW Pelican State gang signs

43 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 12:24:29pm

And I’m being dragged to a kid’s birthday party.

AVENGE ME!!!!

44 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:24:36pm

re: #42 De Kolta Chair

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Double Pelican State gang sign

Oh no Jindal’s a Crip. I thought he was just a crap.

45 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 12:24:41pm

USPS sending out gang “lights out” message.

46 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 12:26:32pm
47 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:26:43pm

re: #43 Kragar

And I’m being dragged to a kid’s birthday party.

AVENGE ME!!!!

Will there at least be cake and good pizza?

48 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 12:27:00pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Lolwut. Yeah we milennials love the nonsensical Benghazi witch hunt.

And don’t forget, he’s HOT!

49 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:27:50pm

re: #48 BeachDem

And don’t forget, he’s HOT!

Dreamboat, Captain Gowdy reporting for duty.

50 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:28:41pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

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If this is how Mitch is when he’s had the best week of his political career, I wonder how he is when he’s had a bad week.

51 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 12:30:43pm

re: #43 Kragar

And I’m being dragged to a kid’s birthday party.

AVENGE ME!!!!

Just keep repeating to yourself: the clown is not a serial killer, the clown is not a serial killer. To be on the safe side, say that out loud. The kids will understand.

52 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 12:32:06pm

re: #51 De Kolta Chair

Just keep repeating to yourself: the clown is not a serial killer, the clown is not a serial killer. To be on the safe side, say that out loud. The kids will understand.

“Chuck E. Cheese is not wanted for questioning in several unsolved homicides in Trenton.”

53 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 12:39:42pm

Uh oh, the Weekly Standard lady just said she promotes her publications with ChartBeat. (average age of Weekly Standard reader is 74)

Does this mean that upchuck will now be touting his ChartBeat score as well as his Klout score? Inquiring minds want to know.

Where is this enlightening speech taking place? Is this what upchuck braved the conspiratorial airline plots to get to DC to attend?

Do I have WAY too much time on my hands?

54 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 12:41:45pm
55 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 12:43:11pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m too busy boggling at the idea of paying $.30 for a single banana. Yikes!

56 BongCrodny  Nov 8, 2014 12:45:06pm

The solution seems obvious.

In the interests of public safety and security, nobody can point at anybody else ever again.

57 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 12:49:04pm
58 BongCrodny  Nov 8, 2014 12:56:04pm

While we’re on the subject of pointing, I’d like to take this opportunity to positively contribute to the dialogue by quoting one of the works of John Lillison, England’s greatest one-armed poet:

“O pointy birds, O pointy pointy,
Anoint my head, anoint ‘nointy.”

Thank you.

59 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 12:57:04pm

60 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 12:58:20pm

I certainly hope that the other local news networks are helping KSTP out by making sure the whole market knows what a bunch of idiots they are?

61 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 8, 2014 1:05:50pm

New in pages: Buzz Aldrin’s NYT op-ed on the Virgin Galactic crash, Buzz Aldrin: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice
(We are not yet a complete Idiocracy, gang sign hysteria notwithstanding)

62 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 1:08:31pm

re: #52 HappyWarrior

“Chuck E. Cheese is not wanted for questioning in several unsolved homicides in Trenton.”

“The remains of several hundred balloon animals were discovered in the swamp today…”

63 HappyWarrior  Nov 8, 2014 1:13:46pm

re: #62 De Kolta Chair

“The remains of several hundred balloon animals were discovered in the swamp today…”

“Ronald McDonald’s lawyer said his client was on a business trip at the time of the murders and would not be accepting questions.”

64 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 1:18:17pm

“We have cookies.”

65 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 1:21:39pm

66 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 1:27:35pm

re: #64 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

[Embedded image]”We have cookies.”

“Have you heard the good word about the Dark Side?”

67 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 1:28:35pm

Wow, Nick Searcy went on an all-day rave from seeing that Mia Love photo. A little touchy?

68 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 1:29:24pm

re: #67 Charles Johnson

Wow, Nick Searcy went on an all-day rave from seeing that Mia Love photo. A little touchy?

The DARVO was really on display there.

69 BigPapa  Nov 8, 2014 1:30:06pm

Yeah, I blocked about 10 of his loony minions.

70 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 1:32:31pm

re: #67 Charles Johnson

The saddest part is that where Nick saw unhinged left-wing racism, sensible people saw an unpatriotic flag that was waved with no fear of being called out by anyone at the event, much less Mia Love.

71 nines09  Nov 8, 2014 1:36:29pm

re: #16 Varek Raith

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“Just a shout out to my Peeps! Yeah! I love every feather on your pointed little heads! PROPS! BOYYYEAH!”
Cretin throwing gang signs! Wake up America!

72 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 1:39:22pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

“Ronald McDonald’s lawyer said his client was on a business trip at the time of the murders and would not be accepting questions.”

Kids, if the magician pulls a quarter from behind your ear, pull a gun on him. It’ll serve ‘em right for trying to fool a child. And take the quarter.

73 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 1:41:25pm

re: #65 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak


When giant virgins walked the earth

74 nines09  Nov 8, 2014 1:43:43pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

“Ronald McDonald’s lawyer said his client was on a business trip at the time of the murders and would not be accepting questions.”

“Burger King denied rumors that The Burger King was wanted for questioning. Lawyers contend he was opening new store in Europe.

75 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 1:50:11pm

Is there some kind of a genetic Darwin-type of split going on in the human race?

It’s almost like there is a group of people regressing. They seem to fail at language, understanding and wanting to be part of the greater social group.

I think they want to be tribal, reclusive, ignorant and suspicious of everything. And, they are actually denying progress in social and scientific achievements. They want disease, a crazy climate, wars, feudal control, the entire dark ages, or worse.

I guess living in rudimentary housing, being hunter gatherers and not wanting to know of what is really going on outside their tribe is what they want.

Damn. I feel sorry for some of them, they can’t seem so even stop the regressing. No wonder they deny Evolution.

76 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 1:50:50pm

I really hate grocery shopping with my wife. We end up traveling all over the store in a completely unorganized fashion, sometimes hitting the same aisle several times.

Aaarrrggh!

77 John Q  Nov 8, 2014 1:51:36pm

If one “gang sign” is bad, How about two?

78 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 1:54:27pm

re: #76 b_sharp

There’s an app for that:

Fast Shopper (and others):
“sort your list by aisle for a faster shopping plan.”
appcrawlr.com

79 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 1:56:30pm

This one’s for you Charles for putting up with those creeps: The Dynotones slamming back a “Devil’s Martini.” Caution: Riffs Ahead

Youtube Video

80 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:02:00pm

Wow, never underestimate the danger of stalkers like Chuck:

groupthink.jezebel.com

The writer of the World Rose is arrogant. SO arrogant, in fact, that my review hit him where it hurts a little to hard. In return, he found out where I worked through Facebook, came from LONDON to where I live in the east of Scotland, and attacked me by hitting me over the head with a wine bottle from behind.

81 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 2:09:38pm

Ah, now Sharyl Attkisson is describing that ridiculous video as a “visual anecdote.”

“In fact that day in particular, in which the access of my computer I couldn’t control it for a period of time, and although some people have kind of mistakenly, without the forensics of course and the context, analyzed it, what really happened If you look in the first couple of seconds, pages were wiping in a matter of a couple seconds. It wasn’t sort of the backspace key, which doesn’t exist, or a delete key on the computer being held down,” she said.

rawstory.com

She just gets nuttier and nuttier, and sounds more like word salad Sarah every day.

82 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 2:19:45pm

re: #81 BeachDem

Ah, now Sharyl Attkisson is describing that ridiculous video as a “visual anecdote.”

Her first and last names must drive her gadgets’ spell checkers stark raving bonkers. That just might be the source of her tech problems.

83 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 2:24:37pm


The only known photo of Robert Downey, Jr. not making a gang sign.

84 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 2:28:00pm

re: #75 ObserverArt

It’s almost like there is a group of people regressing. They seem to fail at language, understanding and wanting to be part of the greater social group.

This is the rejection of modernity that we’ve been pointing out.

There is a cultural movement, a trend, or perhaps we can call it a fashion, to reject the current world, with all its many changes from the past centuries.

85 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 2:30:40pm
86 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 2:32:05pm

re: #81 BeachDem

Ah, now Sharyl Attkisson is describing that ridiculous video as a “visual anecdote.”

“In fact that day in particular, in which the access of my computer I couldn’t control it for a period of time, and although some people have kind of mistakenly, without the forensics of course and the context, analyzed it, what really happened If you look in the first couple of seconds, pages were wiping in a matter of a couple seconds. It wasn’t sort of the backspace key, which doesn’t exist, or a delete key on the computer being held down,” she said.

rawstory.com

She just gets nuttier and nuttier, and sounds more like word salad Sarah every day.

Sharyl “My Husband Was Just Googling Pressure Cookers!” Attkisson has been a nutter a long time.

87 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 2:32:16pm

In the interest of balance, I also offer this little baby bird.

88 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 2:34:27pm

re: #55 William Barnett-Lewis

I’m too busy boggling at the idea of paying $.30 for a single banana. Yikes!

Convenience pricing and they have to pay for all that extra packaging!

/ (By the way…$1 for a 20 ounce soft drink…$1.50 for 67+ ounces in a Liter)

89 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 2:35:34pm
90 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 8, 2014 2:37:10pm
91 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 2:42:58pm

re: #79 De Kolta Chair

This one’s for you Charles for putting up with those creeps: The Dynotones slamming back a “Devil’s Martini.” Caution: Riffs Ahead

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Video

Nice tune. I don’t think I have ever heard it or the band before. But thanks to you I will be checking them out further. Love good surf stuff.

92 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 2:42:58pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth


To prevent contracting autism from vaccines, Sharyl Attkisson wears this suit 24/7.

93 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:43:08pm

re: #83 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded image]
The only known photo of Robert Downey, Jr. not making a gang sign.

He is, though. Behind his back.

94 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:45:46pm

95 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 2:46:13pm

re: #93 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

He is, though. Behind his back.


“Heh heh.”

96 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 2:46:32pm
97 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 2:46:41pm

re: #94 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

[Embedded image]

Uh. Lots of imagery there.

98 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 2:47:58pm

Art and fashion reflect back to our society larger memes, such as our politicians and their business of politics:

THE EVOLUTION OF THE ‘NAKED DRESS’

99 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:48:02pm

re: #97 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Uh. Lots of imagery there.

“This monkey is playing a crustacean with a snake. Your argument is invalid.”

100 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 2:50:01pm

re: #99 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

“This monkey is playing a crustacean with a snake. Your argument is invalid.”

And his wheat leg is bleeding.

101 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:51:06pm

re: #100 Resident of The United States of Jesus

And his wheat leg is bleeding.

Pretty sure he’s on fire.
Here’s more where this one came from:

102 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:51:23pm

Drugs are bad, mkay.

103 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 2:51:44pm

That’s really cool, thanks. Isn’t that from the wacky Aurora Consurgens? A friend of mine has a very nice edition of that manuscript.

104 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:52:38pm

re: #103 De Kolta Chair

I omitted all the alcho-porn.

105 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 2:53:10pm

re: #99 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

“This monkey is playing a crustacean with a snake. Your argument is invalid.”

Is that a full piece of art or a snippet out of a larger one?

And if you know, what is the title and who is the artist? It almost looks as if it could be from a Hieronymus Bosch panel.

106 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 2:54:52pm

re: #105 ObserverArt

The full thing:

archive.org

107 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 2:59:36pm

re: #106 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

The full thing:

archive.org

Ahh. Saw a link that said it was from 1420. So similar time period to Hieronymus Bosch who did Garden of Earthly Delights later in 1490 or so.

Damn crazy ass artists. Love ‘em!

108 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 3:01:51pm

re: #104 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

I omitted all the alcho-porn.

109 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 3:03:04pm

The guy who really doesn’t want to be irrelevant:

Romney tells Israeli Americans Obama is ‘divisive and dictatorial and demeaning’

That, from Mr. 47%.

He’s full on pandering to the wingnuts.

110 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 3:04:33pm

re: #109 freetoken

The guy who really doesn’t want to be irrelevant:

Romney tells Israeli Americans Obama is ‘divisive and dictatorial and demeaning’

That, from Mr. 47%.

He’s full on pandering to the wingnuts.

I really do wonder if the man is considering another run in 2016. That would fraking hilarious.

111 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 3:06:35pm

re: #108 De Kolta Chair

Okay, okay. Here is the indecent, unmentionable act.
Don’t click if you’re under 18!

112 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 3:06:43pm

re: #110 Targetpractice

I really do wonder if the man is considering another run in 2016. That would fraking hilarious.

I’m pretty sure Mitt is for fracking.

113 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 3:07:21pm

re: #111 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

Definitely drugs.

114 Floral Giraffe  Nov 8, 2014 3:08:41pm

re: #43 Kragar

And I’m being dragged to a kid’s birthday party.

AVENGE ME!!!!

Visualizes Kragar in a party hat, with frosting on his nose! Surrounded by laughing (slightly taunting) little kiddies! WOOT!

115 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 3:09:11pm
A swarm of earthquakes buzzes underground in Nevada

cnn.com

(CNN) — Hundreds of small earthquakes have rumbled under northwestern Nevada like a seismic drumroll since midsummer, and in recent days, they have built to a crescendo.

I,for one, welcome our new worm overlords.

116 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 3:09:52pm

re: #114 Floral Giraffe

Visualizes Kragar in a party hat, with frosting on his nose! Surrounded by laughing (slightly taunting) little kiddies! WOOT!

Visualizes Kragar as Hulk. The rest as above.

117 nkdee  Nov 8, 2014 3:13:02pm

re: #13 philosophus invidius

Ahh, that explains it. They are trying to move the community forward by getting people involved in the process (i.e voting). BUT they are black people so ….gang signs….thugs. WOW! And a news station is enabling this?

118 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 3:15:29pm

re: #114 Floral Giraffe

Visualizes Kragar in a party hat, with frosting on his nose! Surrounded by laughing (slightly taunting) little kiddies! WOOT!

Wouldn’t it be really fun if he went to the party looking like one of his model warriors?

“Hello police? Yeah, there’s this guy at this kiddie birthday party and he’s intimidating looking with all these huge unnatural muscles, and appears to have all kinds of guns, cannons, missiles, armament and god-knows-what-else strapped on. Can you get here fast before he kills everyone. And dare I forget…he’s got a bunch of shrunken skulls lashed to his belt and appears to be wearing animal skins!!!”

119 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 3:17:41pm

Secret NSA footage from the party has just been leaked to me.

Youtube Video

120 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 3:21:20pm

re: #119 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

A secret NSA footage from the party has just been leaked to me.

[Embedded content]

Video

You can admit it. You got if from SmallJohnson™ the super journalist and political crime researcher par excellence.

/

121 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 3:23:24pm

Good luck with that:

Ad campaign to target Mississippi attitudes on homosexuality

Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she’s led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades. She’s also the mother of two gay sons and one of the faces in a new advertising campaign aimed at softening religious opposition in the Deep South to equal rights for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is taking on the region’s long-standing church-based opposition to homosexuality in a series of groundbreaking television commercials, direct-mail messages and phone-bank operations designed to promote equality and legal protections for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

[…]

I suspicious already because, well, look, their spokesperson is doing gang signs:

Image: gay_rights_001_9504334_ver1.0_640_480.jpg

122 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 3:23:46pm

I have returned from the party. It was held at a park, with pizza, fried chicken, and cupcakes. The kids ran around for 2 hours while the other Dad and I talked about Marvel movies.

It was tolerable.

123 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 3:24:34pm
124 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 3:26:25pm

No Holy Soup for you!

125 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 3:26:49pm

re: #122 Kragar

I have returned from the party. It was held at a park, with pizza, fried chicken, and cupcakes. The kids ran around for 2 hours while the other Dad and I talked about Marvel movies.

It was tolerable.

You survived and returned to tell the tale.
That’s the important part.

126 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 3:27:51pm

The other Dad and I spoke a week ago, and he said “We’ll be at the same park as last time, around 1:00”

Since that time, the Mom’s talked back and forth, arranged 5-6 different times at three different parks. My wife was insisting we were leaving at the wrong time and I had no idea where we were going.

The party was at the same park as last time, and started around 1:00.

127 TedStriker  Nov 8, 2014 3:30:06pm

re: #123 Lidane

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The story of Cardinal Burke, as told by this clip from Ernest Scared Stupid:

Youtube Video

128 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 3:30:08pm

re: #123 Lidane

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Another reason why I pray he lives a long healthy life and continues to repair the damage done to his church by the far right.

129 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 3:30:13pm

re: #111 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

Okay, okay. Here is the indecent, unmentionable act.
Don’t click if you’re under 18!

130 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 3:30:19pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

You survived and returned to tell the tale.
That’s the important part.

But are we talking to the real Kragar or a pod person?

131 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 3:30:37pm

Accomplishment of the Day: I was the only person a 2 year old was willing to share the last cupcake with.

132 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 3:31:28pm

re: #131 Kragar

Achievement Unlocked!

133 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 3:31:33pm

re: #131 Kragar

Accomplishment of the Day: I was the only person a 2 year old was willing to share the last cupcake with.

Who was holding the cupcake? Makes a difference.

134 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 3:31:52pm

re: #133 Decatur Deb

Who was holding the cupcake? Makes a difference.

She was.

Wouldn’t have been much of an accomplishment the other way around.

135 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 3:33:09pm

re: #134 Kragar

She was.

Good. Otherwise you were just being worked by a miniature con.

136 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)  Nov 8, 2014 3:37:06pm

re: #131 Kragar

Ohhh, you’ll be sick by Monday.

137 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 3:39:15pm

re: #131 Kragar

Accomplishment of the Day: I was the only person a 2 year old was willing to share the last cupcake with.

You could have told the kid it was an Ebola cupcake and had it all to yourself.

138 andres  Nov 8, 2014 3:39:59pm

re: #123 Lidane

Dang. Pope Francis might be cool and all, but he seems to be a person you do not want to cross.

Edit: This is an even bigger signal than the already-established science acceptation from Pope Francis. And all this was done quietly.

139 Floral Giraffe  Nov 8, 2014 3:44:48pm

re: #131 Kragar

Did you wear a party hat? Enquiring minds want to know!
Congratulations on the cupcake!

140 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 3:45:20pm

re: #139 Floral Giraffe

Did you wear a party hat? Enquiring minds want to know!
Congratulations on the cupcake!

There were no hats

141 Lidane  Nov 8, 2014 3:46:09pm

re: #138 andres

Edit: This is an even bigger signal than the already-established science acceptation from Pope Francis. And all this was done quietly.

Yeah, this Pope seems to be sending several shots across the arch-conservative bow. He’s reminding people that he’s in charge, and that there are parts of the Catholic faith that the arch-conservatives here have been forgetting in their obsessions with abortion and gays.

142 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 3:46:14pm

re: #137 bill d

You could have told the kid it was an Ebola cupcake and had it all to yourself.

Kids don’t fall for that shit.

143 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 3:47:47pm

OH HAI
Look what I found in my timeline:

144 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 3:49:25pm

re: #143 Vicious Piebola

Crazy libs, always bringing Confederate battle flags to conservative events.

145 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 3:49:44pm

re: #131 Kragar

Accomplishment of the Day: I was the only person a 2 year old was willing to share the last cupcake with.

Tough kid. She wasn’t afraid of all the weaponry.

A continuation from my #118 ObserverArt

146 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 3:50:17pm

re: #143 Vicious Piebola

So she admits that folks with the traitor-flag are a bunch of racists…

147 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 3:50:55pm

re: #143 Vicious Piebola

OH HAI
Look what I found in my timeline:

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148 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 3:52:07pm

re: #143 Vicious Piebola

OH HAI
Look what I found in my timeline:

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Scroll up and see what Nick Searcy has been tweeting at Charles all day about that.

149 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 3:53:16pm

re: #142 Decatur Deb

Kids don’t fall for that shit.

SmallJohnson,™ James_O’Keefe and DimJim Hoff would.

Damn kids.

150 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 3:53:24pm

re: #141 Lidane

Yeah, this Pope seems to be sending several shots across the arch-conservative bow. He’s reminding people that he’s in charge, and that there are parts of the Catholic faith that the arch-conservatives here have been forgetting in their obsessions with abortion and gays.

Additionally, he came of age as a Jesuit in Argentina. He’s seen the evil that is the far right up close and personal. Their formation is really different from any others in the Roman Catholic church and it is making a very big surprise for those who thought he’d follow the established line. I wonder how many of the arch-conservatives nearly messed themselves when they heard him chose “Francis” as his pontifical name?

I also note that the asshat Bishop of Madison who was well liked by the previous administration has been smart enough to stfu, stfd and not draw attention to himself while he bides his time to retirement.

151 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 3:53:54pm

re: #149 ObserverArt

SmallJohnson,TM James_O’Keefe and DimJim Hoff would.

Damn kids.

But kids are smart.

152 Lancelot Link  Nov 8, 2014 3:54:26pm

It’s worth noting that the Minneapolis Police start wearing body-cameras today, and Mayor Hodges seems to be largely responsible.

153 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 3:55:43pm

re: #143 Vicious Piebola

OH HAI
Look what I found in my timeline:

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There’s always one. How come none of those good republicans said anything then?

154 b_sharp  Nov 8, 2014 3:55:55pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

But kids are smart.

Did you mean SMRT?

155 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 3:56:43pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

But kids are smart.

Sure. Real kids. Those that act like them, not so much.

156 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 3:56:53pm

re: #154 b_sharp

Did you mean SMRT?

Had to look it up.

157 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 3:58:44pm

re: #156 Decatur Deb

Had to look it up.

“We’re all out of BORT license plates!”

158 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 3:58:45pm

re: #155 ObserverArt

Sure. Real kids. Those that act like them, not so much.

Turned the grandkid over to his mother after his 11-day stay. Kid is smart, beautiful, and headed towards reform nursery school.

159 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 4:00:14pm

re: #158 Decatur Deb

Turned the grandkid over to his mother after his 11-day stay. Kid is smart, beautiful, and headed towards reform nursery school.

11 days. Damn. Knowing you, it’s going to take mom a year to undo all the damage.

///

160 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 4:01:39pm

re: #153 bill d

There’s always one. How come none of those good republicans said anything then?

What would they have done if someone showed up with a rainbow flag?

161 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 4:03:02pm

re: #159 ObserverArt

11 days. Damn. Knowing you, it’s going to take mom a year to undo all the damage.

///

Let’s say it’s a Good Thing he’s moved to the $ecular day care from the one run by a local church.

162 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 4:05:55pm

re: #159 ObserverArt

11 days. Damn. Knowing you, it’s going to take mom a year to undo all the damage.

///

At least two trips through the Aluminum Overcast. That B-17 will be huge in his imagination for life. If he saw it flying they’ll never get the sound of those 4 big Curtis-Wright R-1820-97 “Cyclone” radials out of his ears either.

163 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:08:20pm

re: #161 Decatur Deb

omg Auburn right now.

164 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 4:08:55pm

re: #162 William Barnett-Lewis

At least two trips through the Aluminum Overcast. That B-17 will be huge in his imagination for life. If he saw it flying they’ll never get the sound of those 4 big Curtis-Wright R-1820-97 “Cyclone” radials out of his ears either.

Yeah. We saw it land and pull up at a small municipal airport. It’s coming here, next, but he won’t be around.

166 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 4:10:55pm

re: #163 Resident of The United States of Jesus

omg Auburn right now.

What did they do? They were losing big at the half.

167 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:13:37pm

re: #166 Decatur Deb

What did they do? They were losing big at the half.

Well they were 1st & goal. Fumbled.

TEXAS A&M got it.

A&M 41 Tigers 38. Reviewing the play.

168 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:14:44pm

Is Auburn the multiple mascot team or is that Alabama.

Elephant
Frontiersman
Tiger

or whatever bullshit we used to make fun of.

169 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:15:36pm

pow pow pow Aggie football

170 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 4:16:16pm

You all and your sports programs.

171 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 4:16:56pm

re: #168 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Is Auburn the multiple mascot team or is that Alabama.

Elephant
Frontiersman
Tiger

or whatever bullshit we used to make fun of.

Both are confusing. Auburn is the Tigers, but their live mascot is an eagle.
‘Bama is called Crimson Tide, but their symbol is an elephant, rather than a kotex.

172 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:18:22pm

re: #171 Decatur Deb

Both are confusing. Auburn is the Tigers, but their live mascot is an eagle.
‘Bama is called Crimson Tide, but their symbol is an elephant, rather than a kotex.

HA HA HA

173 Lancelot Link  Nov 8, 2014 4:19:17pm

GANG SIGN!

174 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 4:19:27pm

re: #171 Decatur Deb

From what I can see around Houston, the Texas A&M live mascot is a white male, 25-45, driving a maroon vehicle with a ‘12th man’ sticker on the bumper.

175 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:20:18pm

re: #171 Decatur Deb

Both are confusing. Auburn is the Tigers, but their live mascot is an eagle.
‘Bama is called Crimson Tide, but their symbol is an elephant, rather than a kotex.

Maybe Auburn got a safety.

Back to your comment, all my years hating both teams that was the BEST description evah.

176 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:22:08pm

hahahahahahaa no safety

177 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 4:22:19pm

re: #165 jaunte

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Yo’ Yo’…’s up Pope Dogg!

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178 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:23:59pm

Important things

Decatur Deb, have you or the wife had a chance to listen to the Ferguson Fireside chats?

179 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 4:25:38pm

re: #178 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Important things

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Decatur Deb, have you or the wife had a chance to listen to the Ferguson Fireside chats?

Nope, it’s been crazy here with the kid and the election. Not sure the blood pressure could take it.

180 Bubblehead II  Nov 8, 2014 4:26:59pm

Evening Lizards. Did I miss any earth shattering revelations by chunky and the other assorted riffraff?

181 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:28:20pm

re: #179 Decatur Deb

Nope, it’s been crazy here with the kid and the election. Not sure the blood pressure could take it.

It’s been very very very inspiring listening to those young uns. You should look up the last 2 recordings. No high blood pressure, only hope. You will probably reminisce,

182 ObserverArt  Nov 8, 2014 4:28:55pm

Later lizards…keep the scales clean.

Going to go watch the local BiG school take on another BiG school up the road in the State Some In Ohio Can’t Say. Everyone says it’ll be a Big BiG one. I just get into the game and the fun. Hope it lives up to the billing.

183 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:29:52pm

Is it the Aggies that Shiplord Kirel has a nightmare night with?

If so, he’s in for it.

184 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:31:35pm

re: #182 ObserverArt

Later lizards…keep the scales clean.

Going to go watch the local BiG school take on another BiG school up the road in the State Some In Ohio Can’t Say. Everyone says it’ll be is Big BiG one. I just get into the game and the fun. Hope it lives up to the billing.

Omg, lucky you, Have fun.

185 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 4:32:37pm

re: #180 Bubblehead II

Evening Lizards. Did I miss any earth shattering revelations by chunky and the other assorted riffraff?

I thought this one was the funniest:

Tremble, Congress..
TREMBLE OVER THE POWER OF THREE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZED THE GINGER NINJA!!11!!

186 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 4:36:40pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

I thought this one was the funniest:

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Tremble, Congress..
TREMBLE OVER THE POWER OF THREE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZED THE GINGER NINJA!!11!!

Pshaw, I was on the local news once.
You could see me in the background at high school obliviously walking behind the reporter.
Bam! I iz star.

187 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 4:38:51pm
188 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 4:39:54pm

re: #180 Bubblehead II

Evening Lizards. Did I miss any earth shattering revelations by chunky and the other assorted riffraff?

Nick Searcy got a little agitated today.

189 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 4:40:00pm

As I say every single day, there are so many idiots in our country,

190 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 4:40:25pm

re: #188 jaunte

Nick Searcy got a little agitated today.

A little?!
/

191 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 8, 2014 4:43:00pm
192 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 4:43:40pm

re: #187 Charles Johnson

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From a person whose timeline is nothing but “SHARIA IS COMING TO TAKE OVER!!”

193 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 4:45:23pm

re: #187 Charles Johnson

Advocate for children, truth teller, artist in many realms and ethics activist.

See, it’s all about ethics.

194 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2014 5:00:43pm

Charles, I have to ask. Did you make the decision to add the Taboola ads or was that something another company forced you into? There’s been a noticeable slowdown in site load time since they first appears (I know, I know, I need to get a subscription).

195 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 5:03:04pm

I wonder what this guy’s real story is?

196 Bubblehead II  Nov 8, 2014 5:03:14pm

Night Lizardsng and hard.

197 Varek Raith  Nov 8, 2014 5:03:46pm

Va’Coom.
Youtube Video

198 Romantic Heretic  Nov 8, 2014 5:07:35pm

re: #160 Vicious Piebola

What would they have done if someone showed up with a rainbow flag?

Sent that person home in a body bag.

199 Jack Burton  Nov 8, 2014 5:12:10pm

Every. Single. Day. There’s something in the news that makes me say:

Youtube Video

200 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 5:20:22pm

I’m testing some new code tonight on the live site - any comments that receive a rating of -10 or lower will now be automatically hidden from view, and replaced with a button that lets you show that comment if you really want to know what it said that was so bad.

201 TedStriker  Nov 8, 2014 5:24:21pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

I’m testing some new code tonight on the live site - any comments that receive a rating of -10 or lower will now be automatically hidden from view, and replaced with a button that lets you show that comment if you really want to know what it said that was so bad.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY

202 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 5:25:34pm

You can see how it works in this thread:

littlegreenfootballs.com

203 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 5:26:52pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

That’s good, I thought you were going to ask for volunteers.

204 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 8, 2014 5:27:04pm

Definitely will assist from that human desire to feed trolls.

205 EmmaAnne  Nov 8, 2014 5:29:22pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

I’m testing some new code tonight on the live site - any comments that receive a rating of -10 or lower will now be automatically hidden from view, and replaced with a button that lets you show that comment if you really want to know what it said that was so bad.

Thank you! I usually am curious when the first one shows up, but after that they tend to be boringly repetitive.

206 Jack Burton  Nov 8, 2014 5:29:29pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

You can see how it works in this thread:

littlegreenfootballs.com

I like how it’s small enough to be not easily noticed. Should definitely kill troll feeding desires.

207 TedStriker  Nov 8, 2014 5:29:34pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

You can see how it works in this thread:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Does it affect quotes of such offending comments?

208 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2014 5:30:03pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

I’m testing some new code tonight on the live site - any comments that receive a rating of -10 or lower will now be automatically hidden from view, and replaced with a button that lets you show that comment if you really want to know what it said that was so bad.

The LGF Gulag is now open!

209 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 5:31:22pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

I’m testing some new code tonight on the live site - any comments that receive a rating of -10 or lower will now be automatically hidden from view, and replaced with a button that lets you show that comment if you really want to know what it said that was so bad.

You’re trampling on their freedom of derp!

210 Charles Johnson  Nov 8, 2014 5:31:43pm

re: #207 TedStriker

No, the quotes remain. Always a good idea to use the “reply” button instead if a comment smells trollish.

211 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 5:32:07pm


Gilbert Kerr, piper of the expedition ship Scotia during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-04. The Emperor penguin accompanying him in this photograph was tethered to a large cooking pot packed full of snow, because even the noblest of Scots can’t tame a penguin.

212 Floral Giraffe  Nov 8, 2014 5:32:11pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

You always give us the best! Thanks Charles!

213 darthstar  Nov 8, 2014 5:35:23pm

Drove all the way to Santa Cruz today and still no surfable waves. Saw some pretty fuckin’ pelicans though.

214 bill d  Nov 8, 2014 5:37:11pm

Good, if true.

215 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 5:37:45pm

re: #213 darthstar

Drove all the way to Santa Cruz today and still no surfable waves. Saw some pretty fuckin’ pelicans though.

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Way down at the southern end of Orange County today. It was so flat that you could’ve skipped a rock halfway to Hawaii. Not even the trusty longboard worked.

216 Jack Burton  Nov 8, 2014 5:39:33pm

CCJ @ImaDumbass

@green_footballs WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM OF SPEAACH!!11! #LGFgulag

217 darthstar  Nov 8, 2014 5:45:43pm

re: #216 Jack Burton

CCJ @ImaDumbass

@green_footballs WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM OF SPEAACH!!11! #LGFgulag

Imadumbass hasn’t tweeted yet, but joined twitter in September 2009. Has 4 followers - a Justin Bieber sex group, a seed spitter, some lonely guy, and I can’t remember the fourth.

218 Jack Burton  Nov 8, 2014 5:47:24pm

re: #217 darthstar

Imadumbass hasn’t tweeted yet, but joined twitter in September 2009. Has 4 followers - a Justin Bieber sex group, a seed spitter, some lonely guy, and I can’t remember the fourth.

That was just my way of doing a dontnotlink to Wonderboy Superaffengeiljournalist.

219 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 5:47:46pm


Anyone else remember Derek Jacoby’s mystery series Cadfael? I just watched an episode on loan from the library and had forgotten how good it was.

220 Decatur Deb  Nov 8, 2014 5:48:42pm

re: #219 De Kolta Chair

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Anyone else remember Derek Jacoby’s mystery series Cadfael? I just watched an episode on loan from the library and had forgotten how good it was.

He keeps messing with herbs, HM the Church is going to smoke his ass.

221 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 5:50:17pm

re: #219 De Kolta Chair

[Embedded image]
Anyone else remember Derek Jacoby’s mystery series Cadfael? I just watched an episode on loan from the library and had forgotten how good it was.

Netflix had a few seasons of them. Not sure if they’re still on line.

222 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 5:51:29pm

re: #219 De Kolta Chair

The shows were good but the books are even better. It’s a fascinating period in English history (the Anarchy) that is rarely noticed in America.

223 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 5:52:00pm

re: #220 Decatur Deb

He keeps messing with herbs, HM the Church is going to smoke his ass.

I’m not surprised. Opium — or “poppy juice” as the good brother called it — was a major plot point of the episode I watched.

224 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2014 6:02:51pm

re: #217 darthstar

Imadumbass hasn’t tweeted yet, but joined twitter in September 2009. Has 4 followers - a Justin Bieber sex group, a seed spitter, some lonely guy, and I can’t remember the fourth.

I really don’t think I want to know…

225 Snarknado!  Nov 8, 2014 6:04:04pm

I saw Interstellar this afternoon. (Inter)Stellar.

226 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 6:04:39pm

re: #222 William Barnett-Lewis

The shows were good but the books are even better. It’s a fascinating period in English history (the Anarchy) that is rarely noticed in America.

I read a couple of them ages ago and I agree that they are better. One of the interesting things about this episode — A Morbid Taste For Bones — was it took place in Wales, and Cadfael being Welsh himself made for an interesting conflict with the clerical higher-ups, i.e, sanctimonious bumpkins. It also had a strong female character who reminded me a lot of the wildling Ygritte in Game of Thrones.

227 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 6:15:31pm

re: #214 bill d

Good, if true.

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I wouldn’t put too much credence in the ‘reporting’ of Putin’s propaganda mill.

228 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 6:17:59pm
229 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 6:24:28pm

re: #228 Kragar

The KKK was liberal?!?

Gawd these people are dense.

230 dholmes32  Nov 8, 2014 6:28:51pm

re: #174 jaunte

From what I can see around Houston, the Texas A&M live mascot is a white male, 25-45, driving a maroon vehicle with a ‘12th man’ sticker on the bumper.

That would describe my nephew, who is an A&M grad living in Houston.

(Says his aunt, the T-sipper)

231 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 6:30:38pm

re: #214 bill d

RT? C’mon :)

232 Skip Intro  Nov 8, 2014 6:32:33pm

This person votes.

233 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 6:32:48pm

re: #229 teleskiguy

The KKK was liberal?!?

Gawd these people are dense.

Michael Peroutka, League of the South member, is obviously a liberal democrat

234 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 6:32:53pm

re: #228 Kragar

Van Osdale-Levitt
@kvoart
Catholic, wife, mom, daughter, podcaster, artist, and opinionated proud American! Also, have shit for brains.

FTFH.

235 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 6:34:02pm

Apropos of nothing, but I can never keep my mouth shut, I was just recalling the money I stole from my mom’s purse as a kid, and how guilty I felt about it for years, but adding it up in my mind my grand haul probably amounted to around $25, which she probably made in tips in one night waiting tables at Johnnie’s Fat Boy, so from now on I’m marking that down as “guilt expunged.”

Anyway, thanks for all the candy, mom, and thank you for listening,

236 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 8, 2014 6:34:19pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

Will it be visible to non-registered readers?

237 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 6:37:13pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

Operation American Freedom, or OAF for short. I’d guess that the oafs are flocking to their banner.

238 BeachDem  Nov 8, 2014 6:37:27pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

This person votes.

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It’s appropriate that their acronym is OAF.

239 Floral Giraffe  Nov 8, 2014 6:37:34pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

I think it would look more visually prominent, if the color bar went clear across like regular comments do. It’s more hidden than I thought it would be. If you’re going to hide it that much, why show it at all. It is of course, as always, your site!

240 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 8, 2014 6:38:17pm

re: #237 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Operation American Freedom, or OAF for short. I’d guess that the oafs are flocking to their banner.

Their male-only spiritual/militia branch will be called the Oafkeepers.

241 BigPapa  Nov 8, 2014 6:38:53pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

So by not ‘upholding the oath of office,’ what will be the legal and lawful punishment?

Community service? LOL

242 JustMark  Nov 8, 2014 6:40:52pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

This person votes.

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Oh FFS

243 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 6:42:16pm

re: #233 Kragar

Michael Peroutka, League of the South member, is obviously a liberal democrat

Gordon Klingenschmitt has been getting a lot of attention as a newly elected Republican. But in my mind Michael Peroutka is more insane.

244 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 6:43:45pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

Who’s going to do the arresting? I assume some kind of sovereign citizen law enforcement officer, because everyone else is “lawless.”

245 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 6:46:19pm

Wonder which of the GOP hopefuls will be oafish enough to get their endorsement.

246 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 6:47:06pm
247 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 6:48:29pm

Hey all. My favorite touring band Umphrey’s McGee is webcasting their show tonight for free, which starts right about now.

Here’s the link:

tourgigs.com

It’s their 2,000th show.

248 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 6:48:33pm

re: #246 Kragar

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249 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 6:49:47pm

re: #248 Kragar

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My timeline is glued up with Derp. I had to block & mute a whole bunch of assholes tonight.

250 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 6:49:52pm

re: #248 Kragar

Heartless, godless heathens.

251 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 6:50:08pm

re: #246 Kragar

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252 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 6:50:58pm

Shit just got another one.
Hey fuckbag, African-Americans did NOT VOTE for Mia Love. She was elected by white racists as their Shield Against Being Called A Racist

253 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 6:51:56pm

Christian|Conservative|Daddy|Husband|Restaurant Owner|Lover of God and America

Welp I guess you can’t reserve a wedding party at his restaurant if you’re gay.

254 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 6:52:51pm

All this Derp came from Nick Searcy. Who the fuck is Nick Searcy?

255 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 6:52:53pm

re: #249 Vicious Piebola

My timeline is glued up with Derp. I had to block & mute a whole bunch of assholes tonight.

Not your fault, as those jerks decided to spew at your Twitter feed when you weren’t around to clear them off. It is a stupid tactic, though, and deeply sick as well.

For the life of me, I cannot see how anyone can see clogging someone else’s Twitter feed with hate mail as an accomplishment.

256 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 6:53:46pm

re: #254 Vicious Piebola

All this Derp came from Nick Searcy. Who the fuck is Nick Searcy?

A RWNJ who happens to be a B-Actor

257 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 6:54:20pm

re: #254 Vicious Piebola

All this Derp came from Nick Searcy. Who the fuck is Nick Searcy?

A hater who has fixated on Charles and has also gone after some of his most visible supporters on Twitter as well.

258 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 6:54:31pm

re: #256 Kragar

A RWNJ who happens to be a B-Actor

You mean like Gary Busey?

259 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 6:56:17pm

re: #258 Vicious Piebola

You mean like Gary Busey?

Much less talented though.

260 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 6:58:14pm

re: #257 Dark_Falcon

A hater who has fixated on Charles and has also gone after some of his most visible supporters on Twitter as well.

I think Charles low-balled it by about 50 tweets.

261 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 6:58:17pm

So let me get this straight.

The GOP New Sweetheart spoke facing a big CSA Treason flag and the people who point this out are the racists?

262 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 6:59:30pm

re: #261 Vicious Piebola

So let me get this straight.

The GOP New Sweetheart spoke facing a big CSA Treason flag and the people who point this out are the racists?


Shocking isn’t it? //

263 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 6:59:58pm

re: #261 Vicious Piebola

So let me get this straight.

The GOP New Sweetheart spoke facing a big CSA Treason flag and the people who point this out are the racists?

Welcome to the world on the other side of the mirror.

264 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 7:01:46pm

re: #263 Dark_Falcon

Welcome to the world on the other side of the mirror.

Pretzel logic.

265 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 7:03:46pm

re: #261 Vicious Piebola

So let me get this straight.

The GOP New Sweetheart spoke facing a big CSA Treason flag and the people who point this out are the racists?

Obviously anyone who shows up with a Confederate flag at a GOP rally is a liberal.

266 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:03:54pm

re: #261 Vicious Piebola

So let me get this straight.

The GOP New Sweetheart spoke facing a big CSA Treason flag and the people who point this out are the racists?

You can also use this vid on those who say that:

Youtube Video

267 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 7:04:58pm

re: #265 Kragar

Obviously anyone who shows up with a Confederate flag at a GOP rally is a liberal.

What do you think would happen to an actual liberal who showed up with a rainbow flag?

268 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 7:06:55pm

re: #264 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Pretzel logic.

Spaghetti logic - pretzel has well defined twists and endings. This is just a big mass of spaghetti from BASIC 101…

269 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 7:07:50pm

re: #268 William Barnett-Lewis

Spaghetti logic - pretzel has well defined twists and endings. This is just a big mass of spaghetti from BASIC 101…

Möbius Strip logic

270 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 7:08:16pm
271 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:09:43pm

re: #270 jaunte

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Is it wrong for me to want to go Andrew Jackson on this fellow surnamed Calhoun?

272 andres  Nov 8, 2014 7:10:36pm

re: #246 Kragar

Is that like the bat signal or something? Derp signal?re: #271 Dark_Falcon

Is it wrong for me to want to go Andrew Jackson on this fellow surnamed Calhoun?

I can get you a cane, if you need.

273 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 7:11:57pm

re: #270 jaunte

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Take away their Social Security, Medicare, and all the other socialisms they rely upon. They’d last a month tops, and they’d blame that on Obama.

Btw, Dudley Calhoun??? Why doesn’t he just call himself Whitey Whiteington Whiteskin? Oh right, because his name is already Dudley Calhoun.

274 TedStriker  Nov 8, 2014 7:19:19pm

re: #254 Vicious Piebola

All this Derp came from Nick Searcy. Who the fuck is Nick Searcy?

re: #256 Kragar

A RWNJ who happens to be a B-Actor

re: #259 William Barnett-Lewis

Much less talented though.

I thought he was good as Deke Slayton in From the Earth to the Moon; aside from that, I could give two shits about him, especially since he confirmed himself to be a raging RWNJ.

As I’ve said more than once, sometimes it gets really, really hard to separate the art from the artist.

275 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 7:21:04pm
276 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 7:25:03pm

re: #275 Vicious Piebola

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KAL is the only reason to read the Baltimore Sun. I mean that quite literally, since 99% of the Sun seems to be just advertisements. How they’ve managed to survive this long is beyond me.

277 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 7:26:05pm

Huh. That was an episode.

Still 3 or 4 unresolved plot points. But, great episode.

But, still no word of Jenna actually leaving the show.

We still have

a) Where did Orson Pink come from?
b) Why is the Doctor sharing faces?
c) Where is Gallifrey?
d) What about the kid at the end?

278 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 7:27:28pm

re: #275 Vicious Piebola

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How long before you get someone who says the Confederacy wasn’t racist and they only fought for State’s Rights?

279 Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 8, 2014 7:27:59pm

re: #263 Dark_Falcon

Welcome to the world on the other side of the mirror.

280 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 7:28:29pm

re: #278 Kragar

How long before you get someone who says the Confederacy wasn’t racist and they only fought for State’s Rights?

I have seen that.

281 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 7:29:49pm

re: #278 Kragar

Additional proposed changes under the initiative include flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the Mississippi state capitol, mandating that the Mississippi state flag pledge of allegiance be recited after the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, and the mandatory broadcast of the song “Dixie” immediately following the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” in public venues.

282 dholmes32  Nov 8, 2014 7:31:28pm

re: #281 jaunte

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Additional proposed changes under the initiative include flying the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the Mississippi state capitol, mandating that the Mississippi state flag pledge of allegiance be recited after the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, and the mandatory broadcast of the song “Dixie” immediately following the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner” in public venues.

Oh why not just go full metal racist and do away with the 13th Amendment. You know they want to.

283 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 8, 2014 7:32:55pm

re: #282 dholmes32

Oh why not just go full metal racist and do away with the 13th Amendment. You know they want to.

Yeah, but they’ll sneak up on it by saying how many more black youth would be employed if only we’d reduce the minimum wage to zero.

284 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 7:33:34pm

re: #278 Kragar

How long before you get someone who says the Confederacy wasn’t racist and they only fought for State’s Rights?

Had a nice … disputation, shall we say, with a couple of those yahoos on NPR the other day. They really hate it when you call the confederates traitors.

285 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 7:33:59pm

re: #277 The War TARDIS

Huh. That was an episode.

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I rather get the feeling most of that will be addressed in the Christmas Special. At least I hope it is, because my opinion of Clara as a companion still stands. If she stays, I go. And I rather get the feeling that I won’t be the only fan who will.

286 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 7:34:46pm

re: #279 Eclectic Cyborg

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A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-fascinating!

287 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 7:34:48pm
(X.) The month of April shall be “Confederate Heritage Month” in the State of Mississippi, annually proclaimed by the Governor and declared by the Secretary of State. Annually throughout the month of April, all primary and secondary public schools in the state shall acknowledge “Confederate Heritage Month” and include within the curriculum appropriate information about Mississippi’s Confederate history, heritage, achievements, and prominent people, including Mississippi’s African American and Native American veterans.talkingpointsmemo.com

Those would include the WW2 veterans who have their own separate plaque on the grounds of the Oxford MS courthouse, so they won’t besmirch the whiteness of the white veterans’ plaque.

288 Vicious Piebola  Nov 8, 2014 7:35:13pm

re: #286 De Kolta Chair

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A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-fascinating!

Is he singing the “Bilbo Baggins” song?

289 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:36:28pm

re: #272 andres

Is that like the bat signal or something? Derp signal?

I can get you a cane, if you need.

The caning you may be referring to was much later, in the 1850’s.

Jackson threatened to hang John C. Calhoun “as high as Haman” if South Carolina tried to secede. Calhoun backed down.

Jackson also earlier in the nullification crisis seriously considered calling Calhoun out for a dual.

290 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 7:37:00pm

re: #284 William Barnett-Lewis

Had a nice … disputation, shall we say, with a couple of those yahoos on NPR the other day. They really hate it when you call the confederates traitors.

The whole “State’s Rights” argument goes right out the window when you realize the South had no problem with a strong Federal government overriding the laws of Free States protecting runaway slaves.

291 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 7:37:31pm

re: #289 Dark_Falcon

The caning you may be referring to was much later, in the 1850’s.

Jackson threatened to hang John C. Calhoun “as high as Haman” if South Carolina tried to secede. Calhoun backed down.

Jackson also earlier in the nullification crisis seriously considered calling Calhoun out for a dual.

A dual what?

292 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 7:38:35pm

re: #284 William Barnett-Lewis

Had a nice … disputation, shall we say, with a couple of those yahoos on NPR the other day. They really hate it when you call the confederates traitors.

Traitors, and servants of the wealthy plantation owners.

293 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 7:38:51pm

re: #285 Targetpractice

And it was Clara’s arc during 7B that ripped me out of a depression, so I take your comment personally, especially right now.

294 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 7:39:38pm

re: #288 Vicious Piebola

Is he singing the “Bilbo Baggins” song?


“Damn straight he was, and next time he does I’m shoving this hypospray right up his Vulcan…”

295 Snarknado!  Nov 8, 2014 7:41:15pm

re: #293 The War TARDIS

And it was Clara’s arc during 7B that ripped me out of a depression, so I take your comment personally, especially right now.

Chill. To each his/her own Companion.

296 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:43:27pm

re: #287 jaunte

Those would include the WW2 veterans who have their own separate plaque on the grounds of the Oxford MS courthouse, so they won’t besmirch the whiteness of the white veterans’ plaque.

As I said to to a friend during the Mississippi primary runoff earlier this year, referring to Chris McDaniel’s association with various ‘Confederate’ persons and entities:

I understand that such associations are considered OK in Mississippi, I simply don’t respect their way of seeing things. Mississippi was wrong to secede, and Grant and Sherman were right to hammer the state back into the Union. White Mississippeans have just been butthurt about it even since.

297 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:44:03pm

re: #291 Kragar

A dual what?

SMACK!

298 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 7:44:38pm
299 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Nov 8, 2014 7:44:43pm

re: #290 Kragar

The whole “State’s Rights” argument goes right out the window when you realize the South had no problem with a strong Federal government overriding the laws of Free States protecting runaway slaves.

It’s the old story: States Rights for me, but not for thee.

300 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 7:45:12pm

re: #289 Dark_Falcon

The caning you may be referring to was much later, in the 1850’s.

Jackson threatened to hang John C. Calhoun “as high as Haman” if South Carolina tried to secede. Calhoun backed down.

Jackson also earlier in the nullification crisis seriously considered calling Calhoun out for a dual.

I’m not terribly fond of Jackson as president, but that was his finest moment. It would have been an interesting sight to see a President other than Washington leading the troops in person had Calhoun pushed the issue.

301 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 7:45:23pm

re: #293 The War TARDIS

And it was Clara’s arc during 7B that ripped me out of a depression, so I take your comment personally, especially right now.

No offense was intended.

302 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 7:47:26pm

re: #296 Dark_Falcon

White Mississippeans have just been butthurt about it even since.

That part is just bizarre to me. Great-great gran’pappy was wrong, and he lost. Let it go.

303 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 7:47:48pm

re: #298 Kragar

“I can live for two months on a compliment.” — Mark Twain

304 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:50:51pm

re: #300 William Barnett-Lewis

I’m not terribly fond of Jackson as president, but that was his finest moment. It would have been an interesting sight to see a President other than Washington leading the troops in person had Calhoun pushed the issue.

There were a good number of things Andrew Jackson did wrong, but he did two things clearly right:

1. His aforementioned putting down of the Nullification Crisis.

2. His actions and example that helped eliminate property qualifications for voting. While only white men could vote at the end of Jackson’s life, the fact that all white men could vote was an improvement on the original situation and an important first step on the road to universal suffrage (defined here as the right of all adult citizens to vote).

305 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 7:52:50pm

re: #302 jaunte

That part is just bizarre to me. Great-great gran’pappy was wrong, and he lost. Let it go.

Scots-Irish great-great gran’pappy’s never let anything go. The longer they’re dead, the more Presbyterians get set in their ways.

306 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 8, 2014 7:56:58pm

re: #305 De Kolta Chair

Scots-Irish great-great gran’pappy’s never let anything go. The longer they’re dead, the more the Presbyterians get set in their ways.

“We Yellowbeards are always most dangerous when we’re dead!”

307 Belafon  Nov 8, 2014 7:57:02pm

re: #285 Targetpractice

There’s a guy at work that’s exactly the opposite, and can’t stand the current Doctor. In fact, the only episode he’s liked involved the 2D creatures.

308 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 7:58:28pm

re: #302 jaunte

That part is just bizarre to me. Great-great gran’pappy was wrong, and he lost. Let it go.

As in some other Southern states, a key aspect is how the Union won. Other than the (admittedly critical) capture of Vicksburg, Grant and Sherman didn’t target Confederate forces in Mississippi so much as they deliberately set out to destroy the state’s ability to support said forces. It was ugly, impoverishing, and deeply humiliating to the white population of the state and they have not forgotten it.

Scorched Earth tactics won the war in Mississippi, but winning the peace required a longer-term and more-costly (both in money and blood) effort than the North was ultimately willing to make.

309 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 8:00:51pm

re: #308 Dark_Falcon

As in some other Southern states, a key aspect is how the Union won. Other than the (admittedly critical) capture of Vicksburg, Grant and Sherman didn’t target Confederate forces in Mississippi so much as they deliberately set out to destroy the state’s ability to support said forces. It was ugly, impoverishing, and deeply humiliating to the white population of the state and they have not forgotten it.

Scorched Earth tactics won the war in Mississippi, but winning the peace required a longer-term and more-costly (both in money and blood) effort than the North was ultimately willing to make.

I blame Hayes.

310 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 8:01:28pm

re: #309 Kragar

I blame Hayes.

I blame Obama.
/

311 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 8:02:37pm

re: #309 Kragar

I blame Hayes.

This, alas, is it. We sold what was won at high cost in the civil war for a pocket full of mumbles…

312 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 8:02:45pm

313 Belafon  Nov 8, 2014 8:05:01pm

Pretty much the only links you need about the Confederacy:

en.wikipedia.org

civilwar.org (This one presents these in a nice graph and word cloud format: civilwar.org)

314 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 8:05:20pm

re: #312 jaunte

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Oh, yeah that map can teach a whole lot about the war - and about the places up in the southern mountains that were pro-Union strongholds throughout the war.

315 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 8:05:39pm

re: #307 Belafon

There’s a guy at work that’s exactly the opposite, and can’t stand the current Doctor. In fact, the only episode he’s liked involved the 2D creatures.

I rather like Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, though I think that’s because I grew weary of Tennant and Smith playing him like an overgrown man-child rather than the mysterious old grump that he’s generally been. Then again, I still rather fondly remember Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor because he could be funny with just a quirk of the eyebrow.

316 jaunte  Nov 8, 2014 8:05:50pm

Before the war, Mississippi had the largest concentration of slave-owning millionaires in the country, living in plantations along the river.

317 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:06:42pm

re: #305 De Kolta Chair

Speaking of Irish people:

‘Irish alcoholism nature’ reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea

Katie Mulrennan, from County Kerry, had applied for a teaching job in Seoul.

She was told by an agency that their client did not hire Irish people due to their perceived drinking habits.

SNIP

The teacher had emailed the application when a job was advertised on listings website Craigslist in September.

She told the agency that she had been teaching English for over three years, in Barcelona, Oxford and Abu Dhabi as well as South Korea.

Last week, she received a reply that said: “I am sorry to inform you that my client does not hire Irish people due to the alcoholism nature of your kind”.

318 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 8:08:00pm

re: #317 Dark_Falcon

Boy oh boy are the phones ringing between the Irish and South Korean Governments right now.

319 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:08:51pm

re: #316 jaunte

Before the war, Mississippi had the largest concentration of slave-owning millionaires in the country, living in plantations along the river.

And one of the richest became president of the Confederacy, that man being Jefferson Davis.

320 Jenner7  Nov 8, 2014 8:11:07pm
321 Jenner7  Nov 8, 2014 8:11:28pm
322 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:13:40pm

re: #318 The War TARDIS

Boy oh boy are the phones ringing between the Irish and South Korean Governments right now.

I very much doubt that. Asian nations tend to be much more tolerant of this sort of bigotry than Anglosphere nations are.

323 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:16:05pm

re: #321 Jenner7

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Aw, fuck! Monday is my birthday! Why does the grand jury have to ruin my birthday dinner like that?

324 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 8:16:09pm

re: #317 Dark_Falcon

Speaking of Irish people:

‘Irish alcoholism nature’ reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea

SNIP

No Irish need apply.

325 Jenner7  Nov 8, 2014 8:19:25pm

re: #323 Dark_Falcon

Take with a grain of salt. There was talk that schools asked city officials to announce on a weekend, so not to have kids in school while it was announced.

Too many rumors and people are just restless and want it announced already.

326 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 8:19:57pm

327 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 8:20:18pm

re: #325 Jenner7

Take with a grain of salt. There was talk that schools asked city officials to announce on a weekend, so not to have kids in school while it was announced.

Too many rumors and people are just restless and want it announced already.

At this point, I’m not sure that the time of the announcement will much matter. Much like the OJ verdict, no matter what the outcome, a whole lotta people are gonna be pissed.

328 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 8:28:01pm

TCOT Logic

“DEMOCRATS FOUNDED THE KKK!”

Using similar logic, one would have to assume that the modern Tea Party movement was founded solely by New Englanders upset with King George, because obviously nothing has changed in the intervening generations

329 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 8:32:10pm

re: #328 Kragar

TCOT Logic

“DEMOCRATS FOUNDED THE KKK!”

Using similar logic, one would have to assume that the modern Tea Party movement was founded solely by New Englanders upset with King George, because obviously nothing has changed in the intervening generations

That actually makes sense in light of the fact that much of today’s TP is also comprised of costumed tax dodgers.

330 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 8:32:37pm

Switching gears, there is something about Jake Gyllenhaal that makes me want to slap him every time I see him.

331 Romantic Heretic  Nov 8, 2014 8:32:50pm

re: #267 Vicious Piebola

What do you think would happen to an actual liberal who showed up with a rainbow flag?

They’d leave in a body bag.

332 Dark_Falcon  Nov 8, 2014 8:33:23pm

re: #326 De Kolta Chair

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He was a lucky cat. Late in World War I, the ‘V&W’ class of destroyers (of which HMS Venus was one) were the Royal Nay’s newest and best class of DDs.

/Just fitting the image to a historical factoid.

333 Targetpractice  Nov 8, 2014 8:35:41pm

re: #328 Kragar

TCOT Logic

“DEMOCRATS FOUNDED THE KKK!”

Using similar logic, one would have to assume that the modern Tea Party movement was founded solely by New Englanders upset with King George, because obviously nothing has changed in the intervening generations

Sure was. King George The Lesser, ruled from 2001 to 2008. A pathetic excuse of a monarch who did a lot but accomplished very little.

334 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 8, 2014 8:37:00pm

re: #226 De Kolta Chair

I read a couple of them ages ago and I agree that they are better. One of the interesting things about this episode — A Morbid Taste For Bones — was it took place in Wales, and Cadfael being Welsh himself made for an interesting conflict with the clerical higher-ups, i.e, sanctimonious bumpkins. It also had a strong female character who reminded me a lot of the wildling Ygritte in Game of Thrones.

I visited Shrewsbury on my one trip to England. Part of the monastery the series is based at is still extant - it was kept to serve as a parish church. And they had at the time a Cadfael-centric tour that included seeing the herb garden.

335 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 8:37:10pm

re: #328 Kragar

TCOT Logic

“DEMOCRATS FOUNDED THE KKK!”

Pillows originated around 9000 years ago by the Mesopotamians because Muslim terrorists got tired of resting their heads on rocks or sumpin’. Geez, don’t expect me to know everything, history is hard!

336 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 8:43:06pm

re: #330 Kragar

Switching gears, there is something about Jake Gyllenhaal that makes me want to slap him every time I see him.

I’m so out of touch in some ways that I had to Google Jake G. Understandable because it turned out that I’ve never seen any of his movies.

337 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 8:45:50pm

Did you know that “Mississippi” is an anagram for “Pi, I miss piss”, a line that was left out of the script of The Life of Pi in order to make the PG rating.

338 dholmes32  Nov 8, 2014 8:49:25pm

re: #314 William Barnett-Lewis

Oh, yeah that map can teach a whole lot about the war - and about the places up in the southern mountains that were pro-Union strongholds throughout the war.

Some of my paternal ancestors lived in Arkansas and were mixed-race Union supporters. They got burned out of their home by Confederate partisans in the winter of 1863-64 and had to walk something like 100 miles to Fort Smith with pretty much just the clothes on their backs. It was ugly.

339 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 8:51:01pm

re: #338 dholmes32

Some of my paternal ancestors lived in Arkansas and were mixed-race Union supporters. They got burned out of their home by Confederate partisans in the winter of 1863-64 and had to walk something like 100 miles to Fort Smith with pretty much just the clothes on their backs. It was ugly.

There’s a book in that.

340 dholmes32  Nov 8, 2014 8:53:47pm

re: #339 Higgs Boson’s Mate

There’s a book in that.

There is, but some of my older relatives come slightly unhinged over the mention of their predecessors because they want to believe they’re simon-pure white all the way back to Adam. My granddad tossed his sister out of his house when she informed him that one of his great-grandfathers was black.

341 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 8:56:41pm

Just realized that Clara probably still knows the Doctor’s name.

She remembers damn near everything about him.

That’s why I think the ending is ambiguous. She has become such an important companion.

Curious to see how this plays out. And, the Doctor is right. You can never see the face of someone you are hugging.

342 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 8:57:25pm

re: #332 Dark_Falcon

He was a lucky cat. Late in World War I, the ‘V&W’ class of destroyers (of which HMS Venus was one) were the Royal Nay’s newest and best class of DDs.

/Just fitting the image to a historical factoid.

In France during WWI, my grandfather Patty spent several months during his hitch with the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a sentry on an ammunition supply train, and experienced two mustard gas attacks, which I’ve always thought was one of the very worst job descriptions of all time.

343 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 8:57:40pm

re: #340 dholmes32

There is, but some of my older relatives come slightly unhinged over the mention of their predecessors because they want to believe they’re simon-pure white all the way back to Adam. My granddad tossed his sister out of his house when she informed him that one of his great-grandfathers was black.

That supposedly is the origin of the term Melungeon, to conceal a mixed-race background.

344 Belafon  Nov 8, 2014 8:59:54pm

re: #341 The War TARDIS

There’s an interesting dynamic with Clara. She’s saved all the Doctors, but she doesn’t live on the Tardis in the way previous companions have.

345 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 9:14:39pm

re: #344 Belafon

She wants her own power and control.

Missy even notes this in the finale.

In theory, this would be be the irresistible force (Clara), vs. the immovable object (The Doctor).

Thing is, for some reason, the Doctor is much softer with Clara than any other companion in the new series. So, he gives way alot.

Something else unresolved. Why does the Doctor give into Clara so easily?

346 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 9:19:13pm


— Think about it, Fred, we’re getting stoned in the Stone Age…
— That’s deep, Barney, really deep.

347 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 9:25:01pm
348 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 9:26:45pm

Good thing Taylor Swift left Country.

Carrie Underwood may not be your classic country s**t-kicker, but she’s definitely a s**t-stirrer … because she got the CMA crowd all riled up Wednesday night by taking a shot at the Prez.

Carrie and Brad Paisley got all political with a reference to Taylor Swift, whom they suggested has abandoned country music.

There’s a tiny bit of room for interpretation … whether the audience is going wild over the fact that the Democrats lost the Senate, or whether Obama is so unpopular he derailed his own party.

I think she knew the hick-music genre was going to be to constrictive.

349 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 9:28:38pm

re: #347 teleskiguy

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The Perfect Government

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350 The War TARDIS  Nov 8, 2014 9:35:34pm

re: #348 The War TARDIS

Even more classless. They bashed Taylor Swift while she was sitting right there.

351 dholmes32  Nov 8, 2014 9:38:41pm

re: #343 wheat-dogghazi-bola

That supposedly is the origin of the term Melungeon, to conceal a mixed-race background.

That’s my understanding and it’s a word I’ve heard used to describe my ancestors.

352 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 9:45:00pm

re: #351 dholmes32

That’s my understanding and it’s a word I’ve heard used to describe my ancestors.

It’s moulinyan, libtard fuck bitch. Like, too many moolies in my hood.

353 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 9:49:17pm

re: #352 Carl LaFong

I spy with little eye a wannabe troll

354 bratwurst  Nov 8, 2014 9:50:49pm

re: #352 Carl LaFong

355 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 9:52:02pm

re: #353 William Barnett-Lewis

I spy with little eye a wannabe troll

Dyslexic Lot Lizards, UNTIE!

Lot Lizard fuck-wad asshat. Ha.

356 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 9:52:14pm

re: #352 Carl LaFong

It’s moulinyan, libtard fuck bitch. Like, too many moolies in my hood.

GABBY JOHNSON IS RIGHT!

357 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 9:54:07pm

re: #352 Carl LaFong

It’s moulinyan, libtard fuck bitch. Like, too many moolies in my hood.

So little time on the board, so many down dings…

Time to roast some gamey buttocks!

358 [deleted]  Nov 8, 2014 9:54:52pm
359 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 9:54:53pm

re: #355 Carl LaFong

Your liver has our sympathy. Shall we send it a Get Dried Out Soon! card?

360 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 9:55:59pm

Can’t say **** anymore?

361 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 9:56:37pm

re: #358 Carl LaFong

I know you love the taste, but it might be time to lay off the paint chips.

362 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 8, 2014 9:57:29pm

363 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 9:57:51pm

364 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 9:59:07pm

re: #358 Carl LaFong

She’s right only because the left side of her brain was blown away by a leftist Jew pig. Ass fuck shut ****.

Oh dear, you appear to have lost control of your sphincter and shit all over yourself. That’s very unfortunate.

365 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 9:59:12pm

re: #361 Kragar

I know you love the taste, but it might be time to lay off the paint chips.

Ooo. Good one. But they contain chromium, NOT lead. Want to try again? I love pb & jelly, though.

366 Kragar  Nov 8, 2014 10:01:27pm

re: #365 Carl LaFong

Ooo. Good one. But they contain chromium, NOT lead. Want to try again? I love pb & jelly, though.

Let me guess. Your favorite flavor of Jelly is Kentucky.

367 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 10:04:56pm

368 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:05:02pm

re: #366 Kragar

Let me guess. Your favorite flavor of Jelly is Kentucky.

Holy flippin snit! Your uber quick-witted wordsmithery has paralyzed me. Can you teach me?

369 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:06:40pm

re: #366 Kragar

Let me guess. Your favorite flavor of Jelly is Kentucky.

TEACH ME OR HIRE ME PLEASE!!!

370 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:07:38pm

re: #367 De Kolta Chair

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That is below me. BELOW ME.

371 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 10:09:05pm

372 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 10:09:38pm

Hey Stinky, are we done with the latest crazy?

Jus’ wonderin’.

373 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Nov 8, 2014 10:12:00pm

374 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 10:12:13pm
375 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 10:15:21pm

re: #370 Carl LaFong

That is below me. BELOW ME.

Wow. Your command of the English language, double entendre (if capitalized) and general brilliance is unmatched!

Except for the complete lack of context.

376 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:16:20pm

re: #357 austin_blue

So little time on the board, so many down dings…

Time to roast some gamey buttocks!

Dings down? Oh my. Please, what can I do? Anything, please, please. NOT A DOWN DING!!!!

377 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 10:19:47pm

re: #374 freetoken

378 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 10:21:27pm

re: #376 Carl LaFong

Dings down? Oh my. Please, what can I do? Anything, please, please. NOT A DOWN DING!!!!

What a small, insignificant human you must be to troll a board like this one. I feel so sorry for you. I hope you get the help you need to find some direction in your life, because what you are doing now is just pitiful.

Good luck.

379 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:29:40pm

re: #375 austin_blue

Wow. Your command of the English language, double entendre (if capitalized) and general brilliance is unmatched!

Except for the complete lack of context.

I’ll have the entendre, better make it a DOUBLE!

Oh yea, he got all of that one.

380 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 10:31:52pm

re: #379 Carl LaFong

How much liquid courage did you have to consume before dropping by tonight?

381 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 10:34:48pm

re: #380 William Barnett-Lewis

How much liquid courage did you have to consume before dropping by tonight?

No shit. What a maroon.

382 Jenner7  Nov 8, 2014 10:36:29pm
383 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:37:45pm

re: #380 William Barnett-Lewis

How much liquid courage did you have to consume before dropping by tonight?

re: #381 austin_blue

No shit. What a maroon.

I had an entendre. A DOUBLE. Are you not paying attention, lot lizards?

384 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 10:37:51pm

re: #379 Carl LaFong


Unimpressed cat remains unimpressed

385 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 10:39:19pm

Here’s something radically cool.

386 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 10:39:49pm

re: #383 Carl LaFong

I had an entendre. A DOUBLE. Are you not paying attention, lot lizards?

Well this is just getting embarrassing, isn’t it? Just go to bed.

387 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 10:41:33pm

Make mine a double, too, bartender.

388 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 10:42:54pm

And what’s a “lot lizard” — a lizard who hangs out in parking lots? one member of 100 lizards?

389 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 10:44:11pm

re: #388 wheat-dogghazi-bola

And what’s a “lot lizard” — a lizard who hangs out in parking lots? one member of 100 lizards?

He’s on a roll.

390 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Nov 8, 2014 10:44:42pm

re: #388 wheat-dogghazi-bola

And what’s a “lot lizard” — a lizard who hangs out in parking lots? one member of 100 lizards?

urbandictionary.com

391 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 8, 2014 10:45:13pm

re: #383 Carl LaFong

392 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:46:25pm

re: #378 austin_blue

What a small, insignificant human you must be to troll a board like this one. I feel so sorry for you. I hope you get the help you need to find some direction in your life, because what you are doing now is just pitiful.

Good luck.

I am married to my comments, but the soft-core porno advertising on this site is my mistress. Charles has finally arrived, selling out to the lowest rung of internet revenue stream. You lot lizards must be proud.

393 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 10:48:29pm

re: #385 teleskiguy

Here’s something radically cool.

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I don’t know who these swingin’ folks are, but here’s Montreal’s own Orchestra national de jazz swinging on Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus’ “Dry Cleaner From Des Moines”
Youtube Video

394 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 10:50:16pm

About Melungeon DNA studies: huffingtonpost.com

My former father-in-law, who hailed from Hope, Arkansas, could have been described as Melungeon, though he never claimed to be. Olive skin, blue eyes and dark hair. His mother, who was as nutty as fruitcake, claimed to be from some rich Mississippi family who had lost everything in the War Between the States, so she had to settle for my FIL’s working class father.

I could tell more stories, but I shan’t.

395 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 10:51:31pm

re: #390 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

urbandictionary.com

Well, I have enriched my knowledge of the English language.

396 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 10:51:55pm

re: #394 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Americans and their ancestry myths. So many people want to think they have some Native American ancestors… but then despise Mexicans, most of whom have quite a bit of Native American ancestry.

397 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 10:52:40pm

re: #393 De Kolta Chair

re: #385 teleskiguy

Here’s something radically cool.

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I saw Mingus at the Quiet Night in Chicago, about 1978. He had a young piano player - who I shot pool with after the show. I think his name was Don Pullen? He was flipping awesome.

398 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 10:55:09pm

re: #392 Carl LaFong

I am married to my comments, but the soft-core porno advertising on this site is my mistress. Charles has finally arrived, selling out to the lowest rung of internet revenue stream. You lot lizards must be proud.

Sigh. We don’t pay attention to ephemera. You seem as fixated by it as a stalker.

Don’t you think that’s unhealthy?

Once again, good luck with your life. It appears you’ll need it.

399 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 10:57:15pm

re: #396 freetoken

Americans and their ancestry myths. So many people want to think they have some Native American ancestors… but then despise Mexicans, most of whom have quite a bit of Native American ancestry.

Mexicans, especially of a certain class, also have prejudice against mestizos.

Americans who claim Cherokee (or whatever) blood are often very proud of it, but those same people would deny any African ancestry. Hence, the uproar about the African-Melungeon connections.

400 freetoken  Nov 8, 2014 11:00:28pm

re: #399 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Here is the Estes white paper:

It turns out many Americans who think of themselves as white and who have early colonial ancestors have traces of sub-Saharan African DNA. Not so many have Native American ancestry, unless they are Latino.

401 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 11:03:32pm

re: #397 Carl LaFong

I saw Mingus at the Quiet Night in Chicago, about 1978.

402 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 11:04:35pm

Speaking of truck stops,

Lord of the RIgs.(c) Austin Light

From a series of drawings by Austin Light, who’s illustrated misspelled movie titles. huffingtonpost.com

403 dog philosopher  Nov 8, 2014 11:05:49pm

common to every human culture

therefore, she’s a communist

QED

404 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 11:06:52pm

Charles: the hide comments trick is great, but once they are unhidden, is there a way to hide them again? I’m afraid I’ve made a terrible mistake.

405 dog philosopher  Nov 8, 2014 11:07:51pm

re: #401 De Kolta Chair

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i saw elvin jones around that time

couldnt figure out how his easy wafting drumsticks made all that drumming come out

406 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 11:09:35pm

re: #398 austin_blue

Sigh. We don’t pay attention to ephemera. You seem as fixated by it as a stalker.

Don’t you think that’s unhealthy?

Once again, good luck with your life. It appears you’ll need it.

I would offer that the motor behind this site, its very essence, demands of is commenters absolute ephermatic immersion.

407 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 11:10:09pm

re: #397 Carl LaFong

I saw Mingus at the Quiet Night in Chicago, about 1978. He had a young piano player - who I shot pool with after the show. I think his name was Don Pullen? He was flipping awesome.

Oh, are you trying to relate to me? Because I’ll never relate to you.

Maybe you’ll like some pure hate music, a song entitled Force Fed Broken Glass.

Enjoy. You’re a stupid pathetic human being. Please don’t make more of your fellow creatures dumber. You’d be fucking up things way more than they actually are already fucked up.

:)

408 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 11:11:39pm

Is there such a thing as a trollbot, a chatbot set up to troll blogs? Maybe we have one, because these comments make no sense.

They read like the spam comments I get at my blog - grammatically correct, but containing no discernible meaning or context.

409 dog philosopher  Nov 8, 2014 11:15:49pm

re: #406 Carl LaFong

I would offer that the motor behind this site, its very essence, demands of is commenters absolute ephermatic immersion.

if there was an ephemeral immersion, you would have to get registered with the immaculate receptionist before having your reification

410 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 11:16:41pm

re: #407 teleskiguy

Oh, are you trying to relate to me? Because I’ll never relate to you.

Maybe you’ll like some pure hate music, a song entitled Force Fed Broken Glass.

Enjoy. You’re a stupid pathetic human being. Please don’t make more of your fellow creatures dumber. You’d be fucking up things way more than they actually are already fucked up.

:)

Did you ever see the Coneheads movie? Shell no-pest strips, mass quantities of beer they poured on their heads and such. Yea, I know. Me too.

411 sagehen  Nov 8, 2014 11:17:45pm

re: #282 dholmes32

Oh why not just go full metal racist and do away with the 13th Amendment. You know they want to.

Oh, c’mon, they finally just ratified it in February of last year.

cbsnews.com

Even the Southern Baptist Convention beat them — the SB denomination came into being specifically as a schism from the Baptist denom, which was mostly abolitionist. The SBC was utteryly devoted to slavery, they had a sincere religious belief, they had scripture passages they cited to prove it was demanded by God… after a military defeat and a few new amendments took that away from them, they still insisted segregation was God’s will. Race-mixing was absolutely unbiblical.

In 1995, the SBC finally declared that “oh, whoops, I guess the Bible doesn’t actually say what we thought it said. We’ve been reading it wrong. Our bad.” They now believe that black people and white people can belong to the same congregation.

412 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 11:19:17pm

re: #405 dog philosopher

i saw elvin jones around that time

couldnt figure out how his easy wafting drumsticks made all that drumming come out

I caught Mr Jones at the Blue Note a couple of times and I think I know whatcha mean. ;-)

413 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 11:20:50pm

re: #406 Carl LaFong

I would offer that the motor behind this site, its very essence, demands of is commenters absolute ephermatic immersion.

babble.. babble.. babble.. babble..

Sheesh.

Go to sleep. Really. And don’t post here anymore. You have nothing to add and you are tremendously annoying.

414 teleskiguy  Nov 8, 2014 11:24:40pm

re: #410 Carl LaFong

Did you ever see the Coneheads movie? Shell no-pest strips, mass quantities of beer they poured on their heads and such. Yea, I know. Me too.

What. The. Fuck?!?

Talk about non sequitur.

OK, you’re a pathetic troll. Moving right along…

Moving Right Along…

415 austin_blue  Nov 8, 2014 11:26:13pm

re: #408 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Is there such a thing as a trollbot, a chatbot set up to troll blogs? Maybe we have one, because these comments make no sense.

That’s a very interesting concept, isn’t it? I’d like to think that that is what Carl LaFong is, but if he’s an AI, he’s pretty unsophisticated.

I think he’s just an asshole.

416 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 11:29:16pm

re: #410 Carl LaFong

Did you ever see the Coneheads movie? Shell no-pest strips, mass quantities of beer they poured on their heads and such. Yea, I know. Me too.

For example, this:

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417 Carl LaFong  Nov 8, 2014 11:31:19pm

re: #415 austin_blue

That’s a very interesting concept, isn’t it? I’d like to think that that is what Carl La Fong is, but if he’s an AI, he’s pretty sophisticated.

I think he’s just an asshole.

Wrong! I know this guy and he is dumber than a bag of hammers. He once submitted a job application where he spelled school with a 7! A freakin 7! He also listed falconry and jousting as his HOBBIES. Dumb. Just dumb.

418 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 8, 2014 11:32:13pm

Another example from my comment spam queue:

Something the competition engages in for the bag and furthermore specifically what you’ll need to perform completely different.

If ClF is not a trollbot, he comes mighty close to one.

Incidentally, at shanghaiist.com, there is a frequent commenter called The Fred FONG, who is equally as annoying and derisive.

419 De Kolta Chair  Nov 8, 2014 11:37:19pm


Sweet dreams y’all

420 SteelPH  Nov 8, 2014 11:58:02pm

re: #417 Carl LaFong

Chill.

421 teleskiguy  Nov 9, 2014 12:02:43am
422 freetoken  Nov 9, 2014 12:10:56am

re: #421 teleskiguy

MP3 Audio

423 teleskiguy  Nov 9, 2014 1:20:10am
424 freetoken  Nov 9, 2014 1:35:20am

re: #423 teleskiguy

MP3 Audio

425 Charles Johnson  Nov 9, 2014 1:51:38am

426 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 2:30:51am

re: #425 Charles Johnson

Stinky has spoken.

427 Timothy Watson  Nov 9, 2014 3:08:54am

Stupid question regarding the original post: How, exactly, did the media know this guy had a criminal record? Did the police give the station that information and did the police violate any laws, policy, or procedures by doing so?

428 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 3:20:00am

re: #427 Timothy Watson

Stupid question regarding the original post: How, exactly, did the media know this guy had a criminal record? Did the police give the station that information and did the police violate any laws, policy, or procedures by doing so?

If he has not yet been charged with a crime, then the police cannot release criminal records. But a news agency can do its own research to find out if a person has a criminal record — court records would be one way to find convictions or acquittals.

Once a person is charged with a crime (as in “book ‘em, Dano!”), then the police at the discretion of the DA can release information about the accused.

429 Timothy Watson  Nov 9, 2014 3:24:46am

re: #428 wheat-dogghazi-bola

If he has not yet been charged with a crime, then the police cannot release criminal records. But a news agency can do its own research to find out if a person has a criminal record — court records would be one way to find convictions or acquittals.

Once a person is charged with a crime (as in “book ‘em, Dano!”), then the police at the discretion of the DA can release information about the accused.

It depends, most departments specifically tell employees they’re not allowed to the talk to the media (e.g., something like “all department communications to the media will be made through the Chief’s office or his designated press relations personnel”) or disclose information (for a number of reasons, including compromising investigations, etc.).

In addition, most officers have access to a statewide criminal information network, but most states also make it against the law to query the database for non-law enforcement reasons or disclose the information outside law enforcement personnel.

430 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 3:30:42am

re: #429 Timothy Watson

It depends, most departments specifically tell employees they’re not allowed to the talk to the media (e.g., something like “all department communications to the media will be made through the Chief’s office or his designated press relations personnel”) or disclose information (for a number of reasons, including compromising investigations, etc.).

In addition, most officers have access to a statewide criminal information network, but most states also make it against the law to query the database for non-law enforcement reasons or disclose the information outside law enforcement personnel.

Right. The NCIC is only for law enforcement officers to use. And usually LEOs are reluctant to discuss ongoing cases, because advance publicity can sometimes prevent a conviction. But court proceedings are public record, and an enterprising reporter can do the legwork himself if he (or she) knows the jurisdiction of the trial.

431 Timothy Watson  Nov 9, 2014 3:48:37am

re: #430 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Right. The NCIC is only for law enforcement officers to use. And usually LEOs are reluctant to discuss ongoing cases, because advance publicity can sometimes prevent a conviction. But court proceedings are public record, and an enterprising reporter can do the legwork himself if he (or she) knows the jurisdiction of the trial.

Yeah, my assumption was that someone told them the particulars of the cases because the people at this news station don’t strike me as being particularly smart or hardworking. :)

432 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)  Nov 9, 2014 3:58:47am

Awe shit. The fungus among us brought up Mingus. One of my all time favorites and composer of my wedding march:

Youtube Video

Damn goofballs gotta try their best to ruin everything.

433 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 9, 2014 4:19:42am

re: #432 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)

Awe shit. The fungus among us brought up Mingus. One of my all time favorites and composer of my wedding march:

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Damn goofballs gotta try their best to ruin everything.

Mingus . One of my favorite jazz albums is Money Jungle by the trio of Mingus, Roach, and Ellington. Heck of a good set.

434 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 4:23:21am

re: #431 Timothy Watson

Yeah, my assumption was that someone told them the particulars of the cases because the people at this news station don’t strike me as being particularly smart or hardworking. :)

Among print reporters, TV and radio reporters are known as “rip and readers.”

435 Romantic Heretic  Nov 9, 2014 4:36:15am

re: #308 Dark_Falcon

As in some other Southern states, a key aspect is how the Union won. Other than the (admittedly critical) capture of Vicksburg, Grant and Sherman didn’t target Confederate forces in Mississippi so much as they deliberately set out to destroy the state’s ability to support said forces. It was ugly, impoverishing, and deeply humiliating to the white population of the state and they have not forgotten it.

Scorched Earth tactics won the war in Mississippi, but winning the peace required a longer-term and more-costly (both in money and blood) effort than the North was ultimately willing to make.

Not that the South tried to help win the peace.

People forget that after the Civil War that the US was subjected to a long campaign of terrorism, and the terrorists won.

436 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)  Nov 9, 2014 4:46:39am

re: #433 William Barnett-Lewis

Oh yeah. Thanks for the refresher. That’s a good one. I remember meeting Milt Hinton when I was a young dumbassed 18. He spoke to a class of about 200+ and when it ended I asked him for an autograph. His reply:

‘It’s ‘bout time!’

heh

437 Timothy Watson  Nov 9, 2014 4:48:01am

re: #308 Dark_Falcon

As in some other Southern states, a key aspect is how the Union won. Other than the (admittedly critical) capture of Vicksburg, Grant and Sherman didn’t target Confederate forces in Mississippi so much as they deliberately set out to destroy the state’s ability to support said forces. It was ugly, impoverishing, and deeply humiliating to the white population of the state and they have not forgotten it.

Scorched Earth tactics won the war in Mississippi, but winning the peace required a longer-term and more-costly (both in money and blood) effort than the North was ultimately willing to make.

Yeah, I really feel sorry for folks that held towns for ransom, under the threat of burning them to the ground, when they invaded Maryland and kidnapped free blacks from Maryland and Pennsylvania and sold them into slavery in the South.

Yep, this is my sad face, you betcha.

438 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)  Nov 9, 2014 4:55:52am

re: #433 William Barnett-Lewis

Beneath the Underdog is a pretty good read. I also have an old VHS tape of Mingus being evicted while draped in the US flag. It might be this:

Vimeo

439 Lidane  Nov 9, 2014 4:56:25am

re: #414 teleskiguy

Youtube Video

440 Decatur Deb  Nov 9, 2014 5:09:13am

re: #437 Timothy Watson

Yeah, I really feel sorry for folks that held towns for ransom, under the threat of burning them to the ground, when they invaded Maryland and kidnapped free blacks from Maryland and Pennsylvania and sold them into slavery in the South.

Yep, this is my sad face, you betcha.

Chambersburg, PA

explorepahistory.com

441 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 5:28:57am

re: #313 Belafon

Pretty much the only links you need about the Confederacy:

en.wikipedia.org

civilwar.org (This one presents these in a nice graph and word cloud format: civilwar.org)

Declaration of Causes.

“Slavery” is mentioned 38 times.
“Tariffs” are mentions 0 times.

442 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 5:39:20am
443 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 5:53:38am

re: #441 Vicious Piebola

Declaration of Causes.

“Slavery” is mentioned 38 times.
“Tariffs” are mentions 0 times.

Details, details //

444 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 5:54:21am

re: #437 Timothy Watson

Yeah, I really feel sorry for folks that held towns for ransom, under the threat of burning them to the ground, when they invaded Maryland and kidnapped free blacks from Maryland and Pennsylvania and sold them into slavery in the South.

Yep, this is my sad face, you betcha.

I didn’t say I felt sorry for Civil War-era white people in Mississippi, because I don’t. What I said was that harsh measures were used to compel their submission to lawful authority. Said measures were justified in my eyes, but white Mississippeans have never seen them that way. They thought and mostly still do thing themselves unjustly impoverished. They wrong to think that way, but it is what they think.

445 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 5:56:38am

re: #442 Vicious Piebola

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446 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 6:11:52am

OK, it looks like I broke the thread. So I’ll take advantage of the break and haul the troll ‘Carl LaFong”s gamey carcass to the freezer. Gotta go to the grocery for some charcoal before I can roast the troll up proper.

447 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 9, 2014 6:12:06am

re: #445 Dark_Falcon

Arguably the last battle of the World War of the 20th century. It ended with a whimper rather lots bangs because a DDR Light Colonel decided not to order his guards to shoot.

448 JustMark  Nov 9, 2014 6:13:47am

re: #446 Dark_Falcon

OK, it looks like I broke the thread. So I’ll take advantage of the break and haul the troll ‘Carl LaFong”s gamey carcass to the freezer. Gotta go to the grocery for some charcoal before I can roast the troll up proper.

Make sure you use lotsa garlic.

449 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 9, 2014 6:15:14am

re: #447 William Barnett-Lewis

Arguably the last battle of the World War of the 20th century. It ended with a whimper rather lots bangs because a DDR Light Colonel decided not to order his guards to shoot.

npr.org

450 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 6:19:07am

I pieced together a short timeline, using Wikipedia as a source. Feel free to add or comment.

12 June 1987 Reagan’s speech “Mr Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr Gorbachev. tear down this wall!”
20 January 1989 Reagan leaves office; succeeded by George H.W. Bush
19 August 1989 Hungary disables border defenses along Austria
September 1989 More than 13,000 East Germans escape to Austria through Hungary, beginning a mass migration through Hungary, and later Czechoslovakia.
18 October 1989 East German Erich Honecker resigns
4 November 1989 Alexanderplatz demonstration in East Berlin
9 November 1989 East German politburo opens crossing points between East and West Germany, including Berlin
3 December 1989 Cold War declared at an end at Malta Summit
13 June 1990 East German military begins official demolition of Berlin Wall

451 Franklin  Nov 9, 2014 6:19:31am

Paged a crazy OpEd from the NY Times about the consequences of personhood legislation on women that have no intention of having an abortion.

452 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 6:21:08am

re: #448 JustMark

Make sure you use lotsa garlic.

That just makes the troll meat stink and anyways I prep the carcass before freezing by removing the head and the digestive system. That protects folks from the trolls bile and its rotten brain. Given how drunk this troll was, I had to remove the liver as well.

453 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 9, 2014 6:23:11am

re: #313 Belafon

Pretty much the only links you need about the Confederacy:

en.wikipedia.org

civilwar.org (This one presents these in a nice graph and word cloud format: civilwar.org)

I’d say this site is pretty much the only thing one needs:

web.archive.org

454 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 6:30:29am

re: #40 Kragar

He’s probably stolen more than most people convicted of robbery, its just he did it with accountants.

A man with a briefcase can steal more money
than any man with a gun.
Gimme what you got.
- Don Henely

455 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 6:36:12am

re: #454 Eventual Carrion

A man with a briefcase can steal more money
than any man with a gun.
Gimme what you got.
- Don Henely

True, but a man with a gun is always going to get more prison time. In part because he is less likely to have an effective lawyer, but mostly because you can’t shoot someone dead with a briefcase.

456 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 6:36:49am

re: #455 Dark_Falcon

True, but a man with a gun is always going to get more prison time. In part because he is less likely to have an effective lawyer, but mostly because you can’t shoot someone dead with a briefcase.

There are, however, some briefcases made to carry guns that can fired by pressing a concealed button in the handle. But those must be registered with the ATF as an ‘any other weapon’. This is of course tyranny and is Obama’s fault, because guns = freedom.

457 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 6:42:29am

re: #77 John Q

If one “gang sign” is bad, How about two?

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And we have video of her gang rumbling. They got tuned up and went to town to throw down.

458 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 9, 2014 6:43:25am

re: #454 Eventual Carrion

A man with a briefcase can steal more money
than any man with a gun.
Gimme what you got.
- Don Henely

Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.
Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.

459 bill d  Nov 9, 2014 6:43:56am

Folks from TCU can beat K-State, Oklahoma and Ebola.

460 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 6:44:54am

re: #457 Eventual Carrion

And we have video of her gang rumbling. They got tuned up and went to town to throw down.

Drunk, stupid, and angry are always a bad combination. We just had a troll demonstrate that here, but the Palin family gave an even better demonstration.

461 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 6:51:02am

Dion Waiters absent for national anthem, wingnuts go apeshit on Twitter.

washingtonpost.com

462 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 6:59:28am

re: #355 Carl LaFong

[EDIT: What he/she said]

Life is tough, for you it seems almost impossible.

463 JustMark  Nov 9, 2014 7:06:27am

re: #461 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Dion Waiters absent for national anthem, wingnuts go apeshit on Twitter.

washingtonpost.com

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Waiters was born in Philly and where’s the outrage about the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

464 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 7:07:11am

re: #461 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Dion Waiters absent for national anthem, wingnuts go apeshit on Twitter.

washingtonpost.com

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Fischer was already ape-shit. This sort of crap is normal for him.

465 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 7:13:18am

Dear North Korea,

As you may be aware, we had an election on Tuesday and the results weren’t all that great for my party, so I’m really not in the mood to fuck around.

—O

466 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 7:14:03am

re: #463 JustMark

Waiters was born in Philly and where’s the outrage about the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

You’re expecting consistency and logic.

Besides, there are many reasons why a player (or anyone else) would not be present for the anthem, hitting the showers, or the head among them.

467 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 7:15:34am

468 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 7:15:43am

re: #466 wheat-dogghazi-bola

You’re expecting consistency and logic.

Besides, there are many reasons why a player (or anyone else) would not be present for the anthem, hitting the showers, or the head among them.

Or offering prayers to Allah to give him strength to kill more infidels.

/

469 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 7:18:37am

Is this related to that email sent to Congressmen from something called Operation American Freedom mentioned above?

470 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 7:22:49am

re: #469 wheat-dogghazi-bola

I visited that website. I smell grifters thereabouts. They’re looking for sponsors for a Red, White and Blue Festival March in the spring.

Targeted Groups with whom we have extensive experience

1. Truckers
2. Bikers
3. Veterans and active military
4. Farmers
5. RVers
6. Patriot Groups
III. Sponsorship Levels
Title Sponsor: $150,000
Platinum Sponsor: $75,000
Gold Sponsor: $35,000
Silver Sponsor: $20,000
Bronze Sponsors (more than one): $10,000
Sustaining Sponsors: $5,000 or equivalent in-kind donations

471 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 7:31:14am

re: #469 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Is this related to that email sent to Congressmen from something called Operation American Freedom mentioned above?

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re: #469 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Is this related to that email sent to Congressmen from something called Operation American Freedom mentioned above?

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Gold Star Moms
are mothers who have lost a son or daughter in US military service in time of war. And there may be a few such women who are grief stricken enough or fanatical enough to give these assholes a certain amount of moral cover.

472 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 7:32:03am

Okay..this is pretty cute.

Youtube Video

473 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 7:37:02am

re: #440 Decatur Deb

Chambersburg, PA

explorepahistory.com

Cool site. This is where I grew up.

474 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 7:38:36am

re: #471 Dark_Falcon


Gold Star Moms
are mothers who have lost a son or daughter in US military service in time of war. And there may be a few such women who are grief stricken enough or fanatical enough to give these assholes a certain amount of moral cover.

That’s sad. The organizers of this march sound like a bunch of sovereign citizen nutcases.

475 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 7:39:18am

Suggest a caption for this photo from Brazil:

Original photo is here.

476 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 7:39:36am

re: #474 wheat-dogghazi-bola

That’s sad. The organizers of this march sound like a bunch of sovereign citizen nutcases.

They are.

477 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 7:46:26am

re: #475 Dark_Falcon

Suggest a caption for this photo from Brazil:

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Original photo is here.

Is that Glenn Greenwald?

478 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 7:47:10am

Gun fuckers doing what they do best

479 Flounder  Nov 9, 2014 7:47:20am

re: #467 darthstar

That is why I have dogs, to eat the cat puke (only on the carpet, of course).

Too early!?
I made waffles with Reese’s Pieces!!!

480 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 7:51:26am

re: #478 Vicious Piebola

481 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 7:52:24am

re: #475 Dark_Falcon

Suggest a caption for this photo from Brazil:

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Original photo is here.

tudo bom?
tudo bem!

482 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 7:54:13am

re: #481 Eventual Carrion

tudo bom?
tudo bem!

Translation? I don’t speak Portuguese.

483 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 7:58:02am

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

Translation? I don’t speak Portuguese.

Roughly,

How you doing?
I’m good!

484 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 8:00:07am

re: #478 Vicious Piebola

BTW, you should know that a majority agreed with ‘Chad’ and I in a recent Gallup pol:

More Than Six in 10 Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be (63%) has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this. Three in 10 Americans say having a gun in the house makes it a more dangerous place.

Gallup originally asked Americans about their views on the implications of having a gun in the home in 1993, and then updated the measure in 2000. Between 2000 and 2006, less than half of Americans believed having a gun at home makes it safer — but since then, this percentage has significantly increased to a majority.

Republicans (81%) are about twice as likely as Democrats (41%) to believe having a gun improves home safety. About half of Democrats say having a gun makes a home a more dangerous place to be.

Although there is a gender gap in the results for this question, majorities of both men (67%) and women (58%) believe having a gun improves home safety. While one in three women say it makes for a more dangerous place to be, only one in four men say the same about guns in the home.

Taken from the linked-to poll article.

485 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 8:00:20am

re: #483 Eventual Carrion

Roughly,

How you doing?
I’m good!

Thank you.

486 BigPapa  Nov 9, 2014 8:01:28am

Why is it that people who espouse ‘common sense’ are so fucking stupid?

487 Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2014 8:02:35am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

Reality says otherwise.

488 BigPapa  Nov 9, 2014 8:03:43am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

Fallacy of The Herd

489 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 8:06:27am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

Polls prove nothing. I’m sure a poll done during the 1950s would have shown people thought smoking was healthy and seatbelts in cars were unnecessary.

The NRA has spent decades convincing the public that a safe home is a gun-owning home, just as the tobacco companies spent decades convincing people smoking was perfectly harmless.

490 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 9, 2014 8:08:11am

And with that I bid you all a fond good night from the MIddle Kingdom.

491 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 8:12:58am

re: #489 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Polls prove nothing. I’m sure a poll done during the 1950s would have shown people thought smoking was healthy and seatbelts in cars were unnecessary.

The NRA has spent decades convincing the public that a safe home is a gun-owning home, just as the tobacco companies spent decades convincing people smoking was perfectly harmless.

Tobacco ≠ Firearms, since firearms can be safely used, while tobacco always hurts the user and others.

Moreover, while the NRA has been making its arguments for decades, the poll shows that the big shift began in the early ‘aughts’ and picked up steam after 2004. In 10 years, the number of people who said a gun in the home makes the home more dangerous dropped by 1/3rd.

492 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak  Nov 9, 2014 8:15:19am

re: #486 BigPapa

Why is it that people who espouse ‘common sense’ are so fucking stupid?

Because “common sense” = “gut”. It replaces logic and complexity with a simplistic picture.

493 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 8:15:43am

re: #488 BigPapa

Fallacy of The Herd

Look, if you want to keep your own home and family “safe” with a gun, then that is the current state of the law and I can only accept it.

But the bigger fallacy is that we think that people carrying guns in public will make our streets, schools and shopping malls safer.

494 Eventual Carrion  Nov 9, 2014 8:16:42am

re: #492 Islamo-Masonic Vourdalak

Because “common sense” = “gut”. It replaces logic.

And we have seen how they can vomit out their gut all over comments.

495 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 9, 2014 8:17:30am

Google “six in ten Americans can’t name” Here are a few of the things I found when I did:

Six in ten Americans can’t name one renewable energy source.

Six in ten Americans aged 18-24 cannot find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.

Seven in ten Americans aged 18-24 believe that English is the most commonly spoken native language in the world.

75% of Americans can’t name both of their state’s Senators.

Three in ten Americans can’t name the current vice-president.

etc.

496 BigPapa  Nov 9, 2014 8:18:08am

If you cut the bananas into the cereal before you pour the milk it makes the milk all banana-y. That’s just common sense. And more betters tasty.

497 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 8:19:20am

re: #496 BigPapa

If you cut the bananas into the cereal before you pour the milk it makes the milk all banana-y. That’s just common sense. And more betters tasty.

And if you burn a witch when the moon turns blood red, then the moon turns white again.

498 BigPapa  Nov 9, 2014 8:25:03am

Which makes the bananas taste better.

It’s just common sense.

499 BigPapa  Nov 9, 2014 8:37:54am
500 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 8:39:26am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

BTW, you should know that a majority agreed with ‘Chad’ and I in a recent Gallup pol:

More Than Six in 10 Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer

Taken from the linked-to poll article.

Just because they “think so” doesn’t make it so. Reality shows otherwise.

501 Belafon  Nov 9, 2014 8:40:04am

re: #491 Dark_Falcon

Tobacco ≠ Firearms, since firearms can be safely used, while tobacco always hurts the user and others.

Moreover, while the NRA has been making its arguments for decades, the poll shows that the big shift began in the early ‘aughts’ and picked up steam after 2004. In 10 years, the number of people who said a gun in the home makes the home more dangerous dropped by 1/3rd.

Tobacco may not equal firearms but the belief that firearms keep us safe is the same as believing that tobacco was good for you.

502 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 8:41:25am
503 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 8:41:29am

re: #501 Belafon

Tobacco may not equal firearms but the belief that firearms keep us safe is the same as believing that tobacco was good for you.

Not to mention that tobacco is not a god-given right like firearms

504 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 8:42:33am

re: #502 Vicious Piebola

The leader of the notorious Apostles gang flashes a sign

One of those Mexican gangs?

505 Dark_Falcon  Nov 9, 2014 8:49:46am

re: #504 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

One of those Mexican gangs?

Yeah, he’s one of their OGs. Cartel leaders are always putting pictures of his mother on their guns.

506 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 9, 2014 9:03:44am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

BTW, you should know that a majority agreed with ‘Chad’ and I in a recent Gallup pol:

More Than Six in 10 Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer

Taken from the linked-to poll article.

It’s the 3rd column that is correct. Depends. Safe handling, storage, training…. Fortunately 99. something percent of the time nothing happens apart from the occasional outing for a hunt or target shoot. The proponents deny the risk, the critics deny the 99% reality.

507 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:06:43am
508 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 9:07:07am

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509 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:07:43am

re: #507 darthstar

Of course, A president Romney or another president Bush or a president Paul could turn that around.

510 blueraven  Nov 9, 2014 9:09:27am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

BTW, you should know that a majority agreed with ‘Chad’ and I in a recent Gallup pol:

More Than Six in 10 Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer

Taken from the linked-to poll article.

It is one poll, and frankly I would not believe anything from a Gallup poll these days.
They suck.

Is there is another poll that shows the same results?

511 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 9:10:29am

re: #507 darthstar

Sheldon Adelson net worth in 2009 pre-PBO = $3.4B. Sheldon Adelson net worth today after 6 years of PBO = $37B.

Think how much money he would have made under McCai/Palin!!!

512 b_sharp  Nov 9, 2014 9:10:37am

re: #495 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Google “six in ten Americans can’t name” Here are a few of the things I found when I did:

Six in ten Americans can’t name one renewable energy source.

Six in ten Americans aged 18-24 cannot find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.

Seven in ten Americans aged 18-24 believe that English is the most commonly spoken native language in the world.

75% of Americans can’t name both of their state’s Senators.

Three in ten Americans can’t name the current vice-president.

etc.

Isn’t Joe the Plumber your VP?

513 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 9:11:49am

re: #495 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Google “six in ten Americans can’t name” Here are a few of the things I found when I did:

Six in ten Americans can’t name one renewable energy source.

Six in ten Americans aged 18-24 cannot find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.

Seven in ten Americans aged 18-24 believe that English is the most commonly spoken native language in the world.

75% of Americans can’t name both of their state’s Senators.

Three in ten Americans can’t name the current vice-president.

etc.

What % of Americans believe that if Obama is impeached, Romney becomes President?

514 Varek Raith  Nov 9, 2014 9:12:21am

Dennis Rodman claims responsibility for release of two Americans from North Korea
Best comment;

athlete • 3 hours ago

“Sir, you are free to leave the North Korean prison.”
“But… h-h-how?!”
“Apparently, Dennis Rodma…”
“Not leaving.”

515 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:17:38am

re: #511 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Think how much money he would have made under McCai/Palin!!!

The upside of a McCain/Palin admin would have been that a crashing economy takes down everyone.

516 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:18:03am

re: #515 darthstar

The upside of a McCain/Palin admin would have been that a crashing economy takes down everyone.

The downside would have been having to live through it.

517 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Nov 9, 2014 9:18:53am

re: #516 darthstar

The downside would have been having to live through it.

It’s conceivable that the upside would have been living through it.

518 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:21:10am

re: #517 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

It’s conceivable that the upside would have been living through it.

Conceivable, yes.

519 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 9, 2014 9:22:43am

re: #515 darthstar

The upside of a McCain/Palin admin would have been that a crashing economy takes down everyone.

A crashing economy just concentrates more of the remaining wealth into even fewer hands.

520 makeitstop  Nov 9, 2014 9:23:24am

re: #461 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Dion Waiters absent for national anthem, wingnuts go apeshit on Twitter.

washingtonpost.com

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This has happened before - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of the Denver Nuggets, circa 1996.

521 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:26:12am
522 Dr. Matt  Nov 9, 2014 9:26:51am
523 Romantic Heretic  Nov 9, 2014 9:27:48am

re: #467 darthstar

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Made me think of this.

Hyperbole and a Half: Dogs don’t understand basic concepts, like moving.

I made food! I’m magical!

524 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 9, 2014 9:30:32am

re: #522 Dr. Matt

Sweeps week begat Pointergate.

525 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:31:10am

re: #519 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

A crashing economy just concentrates more of the remaining wealth into even fewer hands.

Yeah, there’s the reality of it. But our nation’s wealth is on a hyper concentrated path already, even as the economy improves. As the legislature (and in a few more years, the Supreme Court) is becoming more and more wholly owned by the wealthy, this pattern isn’t about to change.

526 Romantic Heretic  Nov 9, 2014 9:38:58am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

BTW, you should know that a majority agreed with ‘Chad’ and I in a recent Gallup pol:

More Than Six in 10 Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer

Taken from the linked-to poll article.

Americans also voted in a majority of Republicans to both Houses this last week. Republicans that ran on a populist agenda promising to protect the little guy against the rich and powerful.

You can draw your own conclusion about the wisdom of the American public.

I wonder if Jefferson wonders about how far the system he helped create and loved with all his soul wandered so far from its starting point?

527 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2014 9:39:50am

re: #523 Romantic Heretic

Made me think of this.

Hyperbole and a Half: Dogs don’t understand basic concepts, like moving.

I made food! I’m magical!

That was brilliant! Thanks!!!

528 Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 9, 2014 9:41:50am

Badnegrofinger? Wasn’t that a Soundgarden album?

529 Romantic Heretic  Nov 9, 2014 9:43:11am

re: #527 Backwoods_Sleuth

That was brilliant! Thanks!!!

This one is hilarious as well.

530 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 9, 2014 9:45:00am

re: #529 Romantic Heretic

This one is hilarious as well.

Tears.
I haz tears laughing so hard!

531 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:51:20am
532 HappyWarrior  Nov 9, 2014 9:53:57am

re: #531 darthstar

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“Rebranding.”

533 Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 9, 2014 9:54:11am

re: #489 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Polls prove nothing. I’m sure a poll done during the 1950s would have shown people thought smoking was healthy and seatbelts in cars were unnecessary.

The NRA has spent decades convincing the public that a safe home is a gun-owning home, just as the tobacco companies spent decades convincing people smoking was perfectly harmless.

I saw the latest NRA slogan is “Stand and Fight”. Against what? As far as I’m aware, there’s no legislation pending anywhere.

I’ve been hearing “LIBURLZ WILL TAKE UR GUNZ!” for literally decades now. The most restrictive it’s ever been was under Clinton… And that’s passed away. The good (bad?) thing about paranoia and hatred is that it’s a bottomless well. Keep hitting that same key, re-draw the bogeyman a little now and again, and you can stay in business forever.

There are so many fucking guns in this country that even if you stopped importing and manufacturing them tomorrow, we’d still have the means laying around to be armed to the teeth for decades. It’s absurd.

I actually sold my AR-15 just this morning. Not the same as “getting it off the streets” so to speak but I had no use for it, and the money is going towards vacation and upgrades for my motorcycle. :)

534 Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 9, 2014 9:55:59am

re: #531 darthstar

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I wonder if our esteemed Congresspeople will still deny it when they have to take a goddamned canoe to work in the morning. How long before sea levels flood out D.C.?

535 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:56:55am

re: #532 HappyWarrior

“Rebranding.”

It doesn’t fuckin’ matter. I’m watching the next two years with amusement and hoping Hillary drops out and we get an actual progressive to replace Obama.

536 darthstar  Nov 9, 2014 9:57:06am

Time to hit the gym…laterz.

537 HappyWarrior  Nov 9, 2014 9:58:27am

re: #533 Pawn of the Oppressor

I saw the latest NRA slogan is “Stand and Fight”. Against what? As far as I’m aware, there’s no legislation pending anywhere.

I’ve been hearing “LIBURLZ WILL TAKE UR GUNZ!” for literally decades now. The most restrictive it’s ever been was under Clinton… And that’s passed away. The good (bad?) thing about paranoia and hatred is that it’s a bottomless well. Keep hitting that same key, re-draw the bogeyman a little now and again, and you can stay in business forever.

There are so many fucking guns in this country that even if you stopped importing and manufacturing them tomorrow, we’d still have the means laying around to be armed to the teeth for decades. It’s absurd.

I actually sold my AR-15 just this morning. Not the same as “getting it off the streets” so to speak but I had no use for it, and the money is going towards vacation and upgrades for my motorcycle. :)

That boogeyman’s not going to go away either unfortunately. Since as you say it’s been happening since Clinton. Seems to me that these gun groups use the fact that there’s a Democrat in the WH to stroke up fears about how their second amendment rights are under attack when the real irony is that the right’s hero Reagan had more of a record of being a “gun grabber”(I hate that term) than Obama has. What infuriates me though is the constant diversion after a tragedy like Sandy Hook. The need to blame anything but the absurdly easy access to guns. I don’t care if that makes me an “anti-gunner”, there’s too many paranoid people with guns in this country and I stand by that.

538 HappyWarrior  Nov 9, 2014 9:59:06am

re: #535 darthstar

It doesn’t fuckin’ matter. I’m watching the next two years with amusement and hoping Hillary drops out and we get an actual progressive to replace Obama.

Only way Hillary’s dropping out if someone beats her in the primaries. But alas you are right.

539 ObserverArt  Nov 9, 2014 10:02:01am

re: #461 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Dion Waiters absent for national anthem, wingnuts go apeshit on Twitter.

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Dude is angling for a way to get traded, even if he doesn’t want to be. He’s a hole on the team where the ball goes and never comes back and LeBron isn’t going to stand for that much longer as he wants a real team that plays together. Someone has the power and someone does not.

Edit addition: My comment isn’t based on the religious BS of Fischer. Just that the team isn’t going to like crap like this being a part of a player that is already being questioned as a “team” player.

540 Indy GOP Refugee  Nov 9, 2014 10:29:22am

Lots of you guys have seen my furnace fire photos. yesterday we brought a rented Arri brand light kit. 2400 watts of hot lights. Before all I could get was the flame. Now we got these for an ad campaign.

Snatch a bit of fire away

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541 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 9, 2014 10:31:28am

re: #475 Dark_Falcon

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Original photo is here.

The true destruction of representative government is driven by the business class.
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542 Jenner7  Nov 9, 2014 10:33:25am

re: #499 BigPapa

Don’t want to sound “unpatriotic”, but who cares IF he wanted to skip the anthem?? It’s just a song. It’s not really about the anthem anyway, it’s all about him being a Muslim.

543 ObserverArt  Nov 9, 2014 10:41:14am

re: #542 Jenner7

Don’t want to sound “unpatriotic”, but who cares IF he wanted to skip the anthem?? It’s just a song. It’s not really about the anthem anyway, it’s all about him being a Muslim.

And THAT is THE problem.

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544 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 9, 2014 10:41:59am

re: #542 Jenner7

Don’t want to sound “unpatriotic”, but who cares IF he wanted to skip the anthem?? It’s just a song. It’s not really about the anthem anyway, it’s all about him being a Muslim.

It’s symbolism bullshit. Like outrage about wearing flag pins and who or how they salute.

545 bill d  Nov 9, 2014 10:42:04am

re: #542 Jenner7

Don’t want to sound “unpatriotic”, but who cares IF he wanted to skip the anthem?? It’s just a song. It’s not really about the anthem anyway, it’s all about him being a Muslim.

They stop selling beer during the national anthem but the people standing in line don’t rush off to find a flag to salute at.

546 Vicious Piebola  Nov 9, 2014 10:59:31am

re: #542 Jenner7

Don’t want to sound “unpatriotic”, but who cares IF he wanted to skip the anthem?? It’s just a song. It’s not really about the anthem anyway, it’s all about him being a Muslim.

Wingnuts are still spamming this picture THAT PROVES TAHT OBAMA HATEZ AMERCIA!!!11!!!!

This picture was not taken at an official memorial service or a 4th of July celebration. IT WAS TAKEN AT A FREAKING PICNIC.


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