Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Now Free of the Virus, Will Be Released From Hospital

Another success for US health care
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We’ve been following the case of Dr. Craig Spencer with interest, since he’s the only remaining confirmed Ebola patient in the US — or he was the only confirmed Ebola patient until today, when it was reported Dr. Spencer is now completely free of the virus and will be leaving New York’s Bellevue Hospital tomorrow.

New York (CNN) — Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York City last month after returning from treating patients in Guinea, is now free of the virus and will be released from the hospital Tuesday, a city official familiar with the doctor’s treatment said Monday.

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1 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 3:38:13pm

Great news, and he is a hero to many for his work.

2 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 3:39:15pm

And now the 42 day countdown begins.

3 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 3:44:10pm

Good news from somewhere, at least.

4 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 3:44:13pm

Bringing the total number of Americans suffering from the Ebola epidemic ravaging our country to zero.

5 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 3:44:15pm

How do we know he didn’t die and was replaced with a pod person as a diversion from BENGHAZI? Sounds like something 0bummer would do.

6 Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 10, 2014 3:44:46pm

Ebola is so last week. Specifically last Tuesday.

7 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 3:45:07pm

A round of drinks for the Ebola Czar.

Never before has one man accomplished so much in so little time.

Huzzah!

8 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 3:47:32pm

Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Have Been Treated Outside of West Africa?

nytimes.com

9 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 3:47:59pm

Meanwhile, my brother spent the afternoon talking with Cristoph Waltz

10 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 3:49:53pm

re: #9 Kragar

Meanwhile, my brother spent the afternoon talking with Cristoph Waltz

He stole “Inglourious Basterds” completely (at least for me).

11 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 3:51:06pm

re: #10 Justanotherhuman

He stole “Inglorious Basterds” completely (at least for me).

Wasn’t a fan of the movie as a whole, but loved him in it. He was wonderful in Django.

12 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 3:52:04pm

re: #9 Kragar

Meanwhile, my brother spent the afternoon talking with Cristoph Waltz

re: #10 Justanotherhuman

He stole “Inglorious Basterds” completely (at least for me).

I thought he was great paired up with Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained.

13 Decatur Deb  Nov 10, 2014 3:52:29pm

re: #4 Kragar

Bringing the total number of Americans suffering from the Ebola epidemic ravaging our country to zero.

Hundreds of thousands are suffering the dread Ebola Psychosis.

14 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 3:53:32pm

Evening Lizardim from the snow-filled wild north country. I managed to make it in to work and back without incident, thanks to four new tires on my trusty fishmobile. How go things out there among the lizardfolk on this cold, cloudy, snowy Monday?

15 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 3:54:07pm

re: #12 TedStriker

I thought he was great paired up with Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained.

OK, now I may have to watch that on Netflix tonight. : )

Although I’m not a huge fan of Tarantino.

16 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 3:55:43pm

This belongs below, but what can you do?

Cable companies ‘stunned’ by Obama’s ‘extreme’ net neutrality proposals

The panic makes me smile. Obama has finally done something progressive and the entrenched powers are making retching and gagging sounds. It’s a great thing.

theguardian.com

17 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 3:56:05pm

re: #13 Decatur Deb

Hundreds of thousands are suffering the dread Ebola Psychosis.

A Derpectomy would clear that right up for them.

18 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 3:56:13pm

re: #15 Justanotherhuman

OK, now I may have to watch that on Netflix tonight. : )

Although I’m not a huge fan of Tarantino.

It’s definitely one of his better films

19 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 3:57:49pm

re: #16 Skip Intro

This belongs below, but what can you do?

Cable companies ‘stunned’ by Obama’s ‘extreme’ net neutrality proposals

The panic makes me smile. Obama has finally done something progressive and the entrenched powers are making retching and gagging sounds. It’s a great thing.

theguardian.com

Yes folks, saying companies should not gouge their customers is “extreme.”

20 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 3:58:15pm

This is HORRIBLE news…….

for Republicans.

To us human beings, it’s great news.

21 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 3:58:22pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

Yes folks, saying companies should not gouge their customers is “extreme.”

Butbutbut FREE MARKET!!!!

22 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 3:59:24pm

re: #16 Skip Intro

This belongs below, but what can you do?

Cable companies ‘stunned’ by Obama’s ‘extreme’ net neutrality proposals

The panic makes me smile. Obama has finally done something progressive and the entrenched powers are making retching and gagging sounds. It’s a great thing.

theguardian.com

And, as noted in the Guardian piece, Ted Cruz is trying to poison the well right off the bat by comparing this to “Obamacare”:

Ars Technica: ObamaCare for the Internet? ISPs and friends lash out at president

23 dog philosopher  Nov 10, 2014 3:59:27pm

a lot of chatter on the tee vee machine today about how the gop establishment has settled on teh jeb for 2016

24 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 4:00:27pm
25 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:00:28pm

re: #23 dog philosopher

a lot of chatter on the tee vee machine today about how the gop establishment has settled on teh jeb for 2016

I would love to see the “mainstream” GOP and the Tea Party formally split and start fighting amongst each other.

26 Vicious Piebola  Nov 10, 2014 4:00:29pm

I went to my doctor this afternoon and explained I can’t get the prescription filled for my meds because the pharmacies don’t have it, so he wrote a script for a different med and THE PHARMACIES DON’T HAVE THAT EITHER.

27 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:00:41pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

If Obama keeps this up, maybe he can save the Democrats in spite of themselves. Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of progressive measures he throws out there.

It’s a sure winner. After all, who doesn’t hate the cable companies?

28 MomSense  Nov 10, 2014 4:00:41pm

Fantastic news! This just demonstrates that competent hospitals are more than able to treat Ebola effectively and without risk to the public.

I was really upset to learn that Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are leaving Maine due to the threats they have received. He had to withdraw from nursing school in Fort Kent because he wasn’t confident that the university was able to protect his safety.

29 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 4:01:17pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

Yes folks, saying companies should not gouge their customers is “extreme.”

Extreme, right. Because the internet, which has become nearly essential to billions of people for communications, is in no way a utility like, say, the telephone.

The greed, it burns.

30 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:02:33pm

re: #28 MomSense

I was really upset to learn that Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are leaving Maine due to the threats they have received. .

Welcome to America in the 21st century.

31 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 4:03:50pm

re: #27 Skip Intro

If Obama keeps this up, maybe he can save the Democrats in spite of themselves. Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of progressive measures he throws out there.

It’s a sure winner. After all, who doesn’t hate the cable companies?

Think about this for a second. Most of the media is either directly owned or operates through major telecom companies. In other words, by this time next week, promoting net neutrality will be akin to Nazism.

32 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:05:54pm

re: #23 dog philosopher

a lot of chatter on the tee vee machine today about how the gop establishment has settled on teh jeb for 2016

Teh Jeb has quite a bit of baggage, doeesn’t he? The Bush name, for one (43’s tenure hasn’t been quite rehabbed yet), his wife’s and kids’ problems (though they could be ignored or swept under the rug). Not sure if he would want to undergo all the scrutiny.

And he may be a little too culturally “liberal” for the RWNJs who probably will field the same loons they have before.

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com

“Bush, who has been one of the lone voices in the Republican party and repeatedly called for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, also urged his fellow Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform, a move that won’t sit well with the more conservative wing of the party, which strongly opposes such a move.” More

33 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:05:58pm

Rush Limbaugh has had more wives than those treated for Ebola in the U.S.

34 MomSense  Nov 10, 2014 4:07:27pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

I guess I wasn’t expecting that we would regress to a pre-Copernican mindset.

35 goddamnedfrank  Nov 10, 2014 4:07:29pm

re: #16 Skip Intro

This belongs below, but what can you do?

Cable companies ‘stunned’ by Obama’s ‘extreme’ net neutrality proposals

The panic makes me smile. Obama has finally done something progressive and the entrenched powers are making retching and gagging sounds. It’s a great thing.

theguardian.com

Comments on Twitter seem to be running around 95% or so in favor of Net Neutrality and against Ted Cruz. The few dead enders railing against Obama’s stance are either hopelessly brainwashed Cato / Ayn Rand, free-market retards or cynical and obvious isp/cable industry astroturfing lobbyists.

I have no idea why Obama didn’t raise this issue until after the election.

36 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 4:07:36pm

re: #28 MomSense

Fantastic news! This just demonstrates that competent hospitals are more than able to treat Ebola effectively and without risk to the public.

I was really upset to learn that Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are leaving Maine due to the threats they have received. He had to withdraw from nursing school in Fort Kent because he wasn’t confident that the university was able to protect his safety.

When the Civil Rights Act became law in 1964 I wasn’t naive enough to think that it would end racism in America. I was naive enough to believe that over time it would become so déclassé that open demonstrations of it would be rare and looked down upon. I hadn’t anticipated that the country would be divided into America and The New Confederacy by the GOP.

37 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:07:38pm

re: #6 Blind Frog Belly White

Ebola is so last week. Specifically last Tuesday.

It’s the great never-was of the right-wing.

38 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 4:07:54pm

re: #28 MomSense

Fantastic news! This just demonstrates that competent hospitals are more than able to treat Ebola effectively and without risk to the public.

I was really upset to learn that Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend are leaving Maine due to the threats they have received. He had to withdraw from nursing school in Fort Kent because he wasn’t confident that the university was able to protect his safety.

Fuck Maine…

39 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:08:07pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

Being a lame duck president who has been all but abandoned by his party has an upside. Since he has nothing to lose, he can now start acting like the guy we thought we elected, and there’s nothing the GOP can do to stop him.

In fact, if he’s really cleaver about it, when the GOP tries impeaching him it could actually piss off a large part of the country because he would now be trying to do things for them.

40 MomSense  Nov 10, 2014 4:08:41pm

re: #33 Kid A

Rush Limbaugh has had more wives than those treated for Ebola in the U.S.

And Donald Trump has had more bankruptcies.

41 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:09:00pm

re: #37 Kid A

It’s the great never-was of the right-wing.

Taking its place alongside Benghazi, “Michael Brown charged first”, and pretty much everything else that the right wing has opened their stupid yaps about over the last 6 years.

42 Amory Blaine  Nov 10, 2014 4:09:05pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

One of his “please proceed” strategies?

43 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:09:24pm

re: #26 Vicious Piebola

I went to my doctor this afternoon and explained I can’t get the prescription filled for my meds because the pharmacies don’t have it, so he wrote a script for a different med and THE PHARMACIES DON’T HAVE THAT EITHER.

THANKS, OBAMA!!!

44 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:10:20pm

re: #34 MomSense

I guess I wasn’t expecting that we would regress to a pre-Copernican mindset.

You must not have read any recent GOP platform statements.

45 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 4:10:31pm

re: #39 Skip Intro

Being a lame duck president who has been all but abandoned by his party has an upside. Since he has nothing to lose, he can now start acting like the guy we thought we elected, and there’s nothing the GOP can do to stop him.

In fact, if he’s really cleaver about it, when the GOP tries impeaching him it could actually piss off a large part of the country because he would now be trying to do things for them.

From your lips to G-d’s ears, but given the results of last week’s elections, I’m not very hopeful of even that scenario.

It’s as if a majority of people in this country like getting hopped up on hate and fear and getting fucked over by their TPGOP “betters”.

46 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:11:23pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

Comments on Twitter seem to be running around 95% or so in favor of Net Neutrality and against Ted Cruz. The few dead enders railing against Obama’s stance are either hopelessly brainwashed Cato / Ayn Rand, free-market retards or cynical and obvious isp/cable industry astroturfing lobbyists.

I have no idea why Obama didn’t raise this issue until after the election.

Obama Unleashed!

Works for me.

47 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:11:39pm

Someone downstairs posted “Ted Cruz is the rat poison to common sense.” Thank you so much for the loudest laugh I’ve had in months.

48 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 4:12:10pm

CAN WE NOW FOCUS ON THE ISIS GUYS AMASSING ON THE RIO GRANDE!?

49 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:12:32pm

re: #45 TedStriker

From your lips to G-d’s ears, but given the results of last week’s elections, I’m not very hopeful of even that scenario.

It sounds like he hit one out of the park today, and left Tailgunner Ted looking the fool that he is.

50 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 10, 2014 4:13:49pm

re: #48 bill d

CAN WE NOW FOCUS ON THE ISIS GUYS AMASSING ON THE RIO GRANDE!?

I hear there’s a big concentration gathering near Cozumel. I will be happy to go investigate if the Republican Party of Texas will pick up the tab.

51 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 4:14:45pm

re: #50 Shiplord Kirel

I hear there’s a big concentration gathering near Cozumel. I will be happy to go investigate if the Republican Party of Texas will pick up the tab.

Trump likes paying for stuff like that.

52 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:14:56pm
53 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:15:48pm

Obamacare opponents seek delay in appeals case

bigstory.ap.org

54 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:16:02pm

Verizon: ISPs will sue unless government adopts weaker net neutrality rules

Let them, the bastards. Show the whole country what you really are.

arstechnica.com

55 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 10, 2014 4:16:28pm

Good evening fellow lizards. Started the new job today and already liking it. Only downside, they use IE 9 and as a result LGF has some issues but otherwise so far so good.

56 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:16:45pm

re: #52 Kid A

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What fucking choices is she talking about?

57 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:17:21pm

re: #55 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Good evening fellow lizards. Started the new job today and already liking it. Only downside, they use IE 9 and as a result LGF has some issues but otherwise so far so good.

It could be worse. My current client uses *shudder* IE8.

58 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 4:17:55pm

re: #54 Skip Intro

Verizon: ISPs will sue unless government adopts weaker net neutrality rules

Let them, the bastards. Show the whole country what you really are.

arstechnica.com

And I hope that the Gvt. demands that they stream the hearings.

59 freetoken  Nov 10, 2014 4:18:37pm

If Je$u$ had wanted Net Neutrality then He would have put in it the Constitution.

60 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 4:19:06pm

re: #55 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Good evening fellow lizards. Started the new job today and already liking it. Only downside, they use IE 9 and as a result LGF has some issues but otherwise so far so good.

Glad you like it so far and being able to dick around on LGF on your first day is a good sign.

61 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 10, 2014 4:19:08pm

re: #31 Targetpractice

Think about this for a second. Most of the media is either directly owned or operates through major telecom companies. In other words, by this time next week, promoting net neutrality will be akin to Nazism.

Who’s writing the fake Hitler quote in favor of Net Neutrality?
//

62 Minor_L  Nov 10, 2014 4:21:45pm

re: #28 MomSense

Yet, I doubt the fear mongers care at all about what they have created.

63 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 4:22:01pm

OT:

Love having The Newsroom back. I don’t know what it is about this show, I just always want more. It’s really too bad this is the last season.

64 Amory Blaine  Nov 10, 2014 4:22:23pm

Verizon throttles speed every weekday around 3-6pm downtown Milwaukee. Repeated calls to support end up with them telling me to pound sand. I hope NN happens and these fucks actually have to work for a living. 80 dollars for 8 gigs of throttled shit?

65 dog philosopher  Nov 10, 2014 4:22:36pm

re: #61 Feline Fearless Leader

Who’s writing the fake Hitler quote in favor of Net Neutrality?
//

“Wir bekommen jetzt wunderbare Internetische Kriegsziele vorgesetzt, besonders von kenyanische Seite. Obama ist ja in der Proklamation von Kriegszielen erfahren, da es die meisten Kriege der Welt geführt benghazi hat.”

66 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 10, 2014 4:23:28pm

re: #57 theEbolafishlives

It could be worse. My current client uses *shudder* IE8.

We just officially went from IE8 to IE9 this year. For other than the company intranet I’ve been running Firefox on my laptop for the last couple of years. One advantage of working in IT and having a few favors owed me by the guys who do the local support.

67 Interesting Times  Nov 10, 2014 4:23:41pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

Comments on Twitter seem to be running around 95% or so in favor of Net Neutrality and against Ted Cruz. The few dead enders railing against Obama’s stance are either hopelessly brainwashed Cato / Ayn Rand, free-market retards or cynical and obvious isp/cable industry astroturfing lobbyists.

Also too… :/

68 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:23:46pm

re: #64 Amory Blaine

Verizon throttles speed every weekday around 3-6pm downtown Milwaukee. Repeated calls to support end up with them telling me to pound sand. I hope NN happens and these fucks actually have to work for a living. 80 dollars for 8 gigs of throttled shit?

Is it throttling, or is it shared usage? Since that coincides with people getting home from work, I wonder if it’s simply an increase in bandwidth consumed for their tiny little tubes.

69 Amory Blaine  Nov 10, 2014 4:24:01pm

People are not happy with Gibson these days either.

Youtube Video

70 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:24:43pm

Woops. Brownback legacy rears its ugly head.

New Kansas revenue forecast says state faces $279 million budget shortfall by July, bigger gap later - @AP
end of alert

71 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:25:16pm
72 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:25:20pm

re: #66 Feline Fearless Leader

We just officially went from IE8 to IE9 this year. For other than the company intranet I’ve been running Firefox on my laptop for the last couple of years. One advantage of working in IT and having a few favors owed me by the guys who do the local support.

They’ve been talking about upgrading to IE10. “Unofficially”, we’ve begun supporting Chrome for our brand new intranet application, because the toolkit we picked has a lovely bug that is specific to IE8 (and thus unlikely to be fixed).

73 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 10, 2014 4:25:23pm

re: #61 Feline Fearless Leader

Who’s writing the fake Hitler quote in favor of Net Neutrality?
//

GOP shaman David Barton seriously claims that Jesus opposed the minimum wage and the capital gains tax. Fabricating a suitable Hitler quote should be child’s play by comparison.

74 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 4:25:46pm

re: #68 thedopefishlives

Is it throttling, or is it shared usage? Since that coincides with people getting home from work, I wonder if it’s simply an increase in bandwidth consumed for their tiny little tubes.

What’s hilarious is I once tried my hand as a door-to-door salesguy for Verizon, trying to sell people on FiOS when it was still relatively new to this area. And one of the things they kept telling us to emphasize was how it was “individual,” that you weren’t sharing your bandwidth with your neighbors and how it would never slow down like Cox broadband did in the evening hours.

BULLSHIT!

75 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 4:26:05pm

re: #61 Feline Fearless Leader

Who’s writing the fake Hitler quote in favor of Net Neutrality?
//

I promise to make teh Internets run on time.

Close enough?

76 dog philosopher  Nov 10, 2014 4:26:42pm

i would think that an advertising free site like Free Republic would end up very throttled

77 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 4:27:48pm

Even in rugged Colorado there are plenty of dumbasses on the road. Interstate 70 shut down for a few hours between Denver and Vail today due to multiple accidents, jackknifed semis, even a school bus slid off the road outside of Golden (there were no children in the bus, thankfully). My Twitter feed has been like this all say.

78 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:29:35pm

re: #74 Targetpractice

What’s hilarious is I once tried my hand as a door-to-door salesguy for Verizon, trying to sell people on FiOS when it was still relatively new to this area. And one of the things they kept telling us to emphasize was how it was “individual,” that you weren’t sharing your bandwidth with your neighbors and how it would never slow down like Cox broadband did in the evening hours.

BULLSHIT!

Individual internet would be fantastic, but I highly doubt most people would want to pay to put data centers in their homes.

79 dog philosopher  Nov 10, 2014 4:30:17pm

gop wow

such having jeb

very oatmeal

80 MomSense  Nov 10, 2014 4:30:54pm

re: #62 Minor_L

That’s the thing about fear mongers, they only care about destruction.

81 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 4:31:45pm
82 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:31:57pm

re: #67 Interesting Times

So, if I understand that post, you treat your best customers like shit, and the worst ones like royalty?

Good luck with that model.

See, in a real competitive world, you’d have both, with extra checkers for you best customers so they don’t have to wait in long lines. Since there is no competition, we have crap but pretend that it’s gold.

83 Mike Lamb  Nov 10, 2014 4:32:04pm

re: #71 Kid A

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Holy shit. I get the argument against net neutrality in terms of profit motive (I don’t agree with it, but I understand why ISP’s would be against it), but preventing price gouging on content will lead to higher prices? What in the ever living fuck?

84 Amory Blaine  Nov 10, 2014 4:32:27pm

re: #68 thedopefishlives

Is it throttling, or is it shared usage? Since that coincides with people getting home from work, I wonder if it’s simply an increase in bandwidth consumed for their tiny little tubes.

Yeah but the net effect is my speed is throttled. It’s been going on for years. They should be more accurate with their advertising. ” We have good speeds, until the users we oversold on our network want the access they pay for”. I’d be fine with that.

85 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:33:53pm

re: #81 Kid A

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You DO realize that Cruz wants all of those except for the armed forces to go away, right?

86 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 4:34:58pm

re: #83 Mike Lamb

Holy shit. I get the argument against net neutrality in terms of profit motive (I don’t agree with it, but I understand why ISP’s would be against it), but preventing price gouging on content will lead to higher prices? What in the ever living fuck?

They’re likely going to argue that, if they can’t charge existing customers more for the same service, then they’ll have to charge new customers more to make up the difference. Because, as you know, it’s massively expensive to move data through glass cable. They have to virtually hand deliver those bits to your door.

87 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 4:35:10pm

re: #83 Mike Lamb

Holy shit. I get the argument against net neutrality in terms of profit motive (I don’t agree with it, but I understand why ISP’s would be against it), but preventing price gouging on content will lead to higher prices? What in the ever living fuck?

You must remember that this is wingnut world: up is down, grass is purple, etc.

88 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 4:35:27pm

re: #56 Skip Intro

What fucking choices is she talking about?

My current cable/ISP options are “Do I choose the one provider for my apartment or do I do without?”

89 dog philosopher  Nov 10, 2014 4:35:35pm

re: #84 Amory Blaine

Yeah but the net effect is my speed is throttled. It’s been going on for years. They should be more accurate with their advertising. ” We have good speeds, until the users we oversold on our network want the access they pay for”. I’d be fine with that.

there is a dynamic where providers who have less success selling the access they have can provide faster speed because their lines are emptier - or so the rf engineers tell me

90 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:36:11pm

Space porn…

Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan

nasa.gov

91 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:36:47pm

re: #76 dog philosopher

i would think that an advertising free site like Free Republic would end up very throttled

It would, but no one would notice. That’s the genius of Jim Robinson. He can run his 1990s code on 386 DOS machines for next to nothing and no one there ever notices. The site is slow? We’re under a DOS attack by The Regime. Send money.

92 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:37:21pm

re: #83 Mike Lamb

Holy shit. I get the argument against net neutrality in terms of profit motive (I don’t agree with it, but I understand why ISP’s would be against it), but preventing price gouging on content will lead to higher prices? What in the ever living fuck?

It’s along the same lines as why cable companies “can’t” provide ala carte channel access: Because they can’t make the higher margins on the crap content, they’ll have to charge more in order to continue reaping their billions.

93 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:37:26pm

re: #88 Kragar

My current cable/ISP options are “Do I choose the one provider for my apartment or do I do without?”

Well, I could get AT&T DSL, but WTF, we put up w/Charter.

94 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 4:39:32pm

re: #93 Justanotherhuman

Well, I could get AT&T DSL, but WTF, we put up w/Charter.

Do not get DSL unless you happen to live very close to your telco’s Central Office. DSL speeds degrade rapidly with distance. Worked for a DSL provider back in the day.

95 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 4:39:40pm

Then again, perhaps we might ask Tennessee Republicans if they agree with the President.

NASHVILLE — Ten Republican members of Tennessee’s General Assembly believe having broadband Internet is important as having electricity.

They’re supporting a bill that would allow public utilities that offer cable and Internet to expand into rural areas, despite criticism from tea partiers and at least one private Internet provider.

96 nines09  Nov 10, 2014 4:40:06pm

re: #8 Justanotherhuman

Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Have Been Treated Outside of West Africa?

nytimes.com

So let me add this up…..So in the ENTIRE WORLD outside of Africa four people died. Four people. that’s one more than the number of women Newt “Sanctity Of Marriage” Gingrich has married. I suppose this will cause that new series on Fox News to be cancelled. You know that one called “Ebola; Shit Your Pants Kill Your Neighbor And Blame It On Obama.” On to the next manufactured outrage, Never in short supply for the addled and idiotic.

97 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:41:07pm

re: #88 Kragar

My current cable/ISP options are “Do I choose the one provider for my apartment or do I do without?”

My choices are better. I can choose 3 Mb/s ATT DSL for $50 per month, or I can choose 50 Mb/s Charter cable for $60 per month.

Of course, once Comcast swallows Time Warner, Charter goes away and DSL may end up the better choice.

98 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:42:40pm

re: #97 Skip Intro

My choices are better. I can choose 3 Mb/s ATT DSL for $50 per month, or I can choose 50 Mb/s Charter cable for $60 per month.

Of course, once Comcast swallows Time Warner, Charter goes away and DSL may end up the better choice.

We have Frontier Internet that just put a data center in our town recently. They charge prices competitive to Comcast, but more importantly, they don’t have a bandwidth cap. If I ever start getting anywhere near Comcast’s cap, I will switch in a heartbeat.

99 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:42:59pm

re: #94 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Do not get DSL unless you happen to live very close to your telco’s Central Office. DSL speeds degrade rapidly with distance. Worked for a DSL provider back in the day.

We don’t intend to. I’ve had it before. Right after dial-up. Wasn’t much better then. Although it may have improved, we get good speed w/Charter, although there are frequent outages and their service and line maintenance are pretty crummy.

100 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 4:43:54pm

Ben Stein: ‘Real Problem With Race’ Is ‘Self-Defeating Black Underclass’

talkingpointsmemo.com

If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves

dailymail.co.uk

WTF!?!??!?

101 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 4:45:39pm

re: #95 Targetpractice

Are the Tea Baggers ever on the side of the little guy?

Of course not, because they’re the invention of corporate America to fool really stupid people into thinking backing big business 100% is, hell, what’s the word?

Mavericky. That’s it. They’re all mavericks.

102 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 4:46:29pm

re: #93 Justanotherhuman

Well, I could get AT&T DSL, but WTF, we put up w/Charter.

Technically, I guess I could do that, but why on earth would I? So I can pay more?

103 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 10, 2014 4:47:38pm

re: #60 bill d

Glad you like it so far and being able to dick around on LGF on your first day is a good sign.

well not much to do today other than getting everything setup lol.

104 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 4:52:18pm

re: #100 Jenner7

Ben Stein: ‘Real Problem With Race’ Is ‘Self-Defeating Black Underclass’

talkingpointsmemo.com

If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves

dailymail.co.uk

WTF!?!??!?

White privilege writ large.

105 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 4:53:01pm
106 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 10, 2014 4:53:07pm

re: #57 thedopefishlives

It could be worse. My current client uses *shudder* IE8.

I only had to deal with IE 9 because they didn’t upgrade everything on the setup of my laptop. They just got it setup this morning and needed to get it to me.

107 HappyWarrior  Nov 10, 2014 4:53:32pm

re: #100 Jenner7

Ben Stein: ‘Real Problem With Race’ Is ‘Self-Defeating Black Underclass’

talkingpointsmemo.com

If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves

dailymail.co.uk

WTF!?!??!?

I don’t take Ben Stein seriously as a political commentator and this is why. Yes, Ben, racism is all the blacks’ fault not pathetic bigots like you and your former boss Nixon that rode it all the way to the WH.

108 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 4:54:16pm

re: #102 Kragar

Technically, I guess I could do that, but why on earth would I? So I can pay more?

Yeah, we have to pay for TV and phone, too (I insist on having a house phone since I’m here most of the time). The entire pkg is $110 and I hate paying it, but such is the cost in 2014. In 1969, I paid less than $5 for a house phone, nothing for TV except the set, and we didn’t have internet, of course. OTOH, I was also only making $100/wk—still, that was only a little less than half of what my SS is.

Welcome to Modern Times. : )

109 freetoken  Nov 10, 2014 4:54:30pm

re: #100 Jenner7

Over the years Ben Stein has had to keep going to more extreme levels of stupidity to keep up his act. That there are idiots around this country who believe what Stein says is a sad commentary on our society.

110 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 4:55:45pm
111 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 4:56:35pm

re: #39 Skip Intro

Being a lame duck president who has been all but abandoned by his party has an upside. Since he has nothing to lose, he can now start acting like the guy we thought we elected, and there’s nothing the GOP can do to stop him.

In fact, if he’s really cleaver about it, when the GOP tries impeaching him it could actually piss off a large part of the country because he would now be trying to do things for them.

He may be a lame duck President, but he is STILL TEH PRESIDENT for two more years.

Suck it, wingnuts.

112 dholmes32  Nov 10, 2014 4:57:22pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

Comments on Twitter seem to be running around 95% or so in favor of Net Neutrality and against Ted Cruz. The few dead enders railing against Obama’s stance are either hopelessly brainwashed Cato / Ayn Rand, free-market retards or cynical and obvious isp/cable industry astroturfing lobbyists.

I have no idea why Obama didn’t raise this issue until after the election.

Or my brother, which disappoints me. I tried to point out that his favorite MMORPG would be throttled but he didn’t give a shit. He’s been listening too much to our sister, who thinks the country has gone to hell since FDR became president.

113 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 4:58:40pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

He may be a lame duck President, but he is STILL TEH PRESIDENT for two more years.

Suck it, wingnuts.

Or until the impeachment vote passes. Which will be shortly after hell freezes over, but we won’t tell them that.

114 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 4:59:29pm

Gonna take a break and watch The Walking Dead.

It was an extreme effort to not read any spoilers today.

115 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 4:59:52pm

re: #110 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Exactly! He’s saying it’s up to AA’s to get rid of the word that was given to them by racist and hateful whites. Fuck you, Piers.

116 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:00:49pm

re: #110 Resident of The United States of Jesus

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Similar to the battered woman, who keeps thinking she’s done something to piss off the guy who keeps beating her up. She’s not supposed to have the right to exist, either, and is supposed to accept her place and punishment..

117 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:02:24pm

re: #52 Kid A

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118 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 5:04:04pm

Dim Jim and his band of derpy idiots are in a head-spinning rage because Obama bowed to the Chinese leader. Of course, he nodded to him, not bowed, just like Putin and everyone else.

119 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 5:05:11pm

Gateway Douche. Where the last remaining brain cells of wingnuts go to die.

120 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 5:05:28pm

From Morgan’s article:

Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again.

Wow. Stunning.

121 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 5:05:35pm

Haven’t seem much Upchuck Johnson posted here recently (I’m not complaining!).

Has the little shit run out of stupid things to tweet, or did he get lost in DC?

122 dholmes32  Nov 10, 2014 5:06:20pm

re: #88 Kragar

My current cable/ISP options are “Do I choose the one provider for my apartment or do I do without?”

I think that’s the way it is for 90+% of Americans. “Choice,” my Aunt Fanny!

123 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 10, 2014 5:07:10pm

re: #121 Skip Intro

Haven’t seem much Upchuck Johnson posted here recently (I’m not complaining!).

Has the little shit run out of stupid things to tweet, or did he get lost in DC?

He’s back at communist party headquarters collecting his “false flag” fee!

124 thedopefishlives  Nov 10, 2014 5:07:24pm

re: #121 Skip Intro

Haven’t seem much Upchuck Johnson posted here recently (I’m not complaining!).

Has the little shit run out of stupid things to tweet, or did he get lost in DC?

Mom locked the basement door for a week.

125 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 5:07:42pm

re: #120 Jenner7

Piers Morgan was the sign that CNN was about to jump into the toilet and pull the flush lever.

126 Targetpractice  Nov 10, 2014 5:08:01pm

re: #120 Jenner7

From Morgan’s article:

Wow. Stunning.

But, of course, black folks are the ones who are keeping this going. The legions of white dipshits using the word on the Internet will magically stop doing so if the black community comes together as a whole and renounces all usage of the word forevermore.

Incidentally, have I told you about how I will do away with all of America’s debt by simply refusing to have any personal debt?

127 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:08:32pm

What the, what the?

Canada to quarantine high-risk travelers from Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, health agency announces - @CBCAlerts
read more on cbc.ca

Nothing about health care workers, only that they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

“The Public Health Agency of Canada statement released Monday says high-risk travellers are those who have had direct contact with Ebola patients, such as funeral attendants and family members. It does not specify whether the designation would apply to returning health-care workers.”

128 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 5:12:03pm

re: #127 Justanotherhuman

Are they going to quarantine everyone on the flight they arrive on too?

If not, why not? Do they really want to let loose a planeload of Ebola Zombies?

They ought to put the plane into quarantine, too.

129 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:12:47pm

re: #121 Skip Intro

Haven’t seem much Upchuck Johnson posted here recently (I’m not complaining!).

Has the little shit run out of stupid things to tweet, or did he get lost in DC?

I’m waiting for him to try to jump the WH fence,

130 SteelPH  Nov 10, 2014 5:15:28pm

re: #129 Justanotherhuman

I’m waiting for him to try to jump the WH fence,

Or post pictures of himself at the wrong address while proudly proclaiming he’s at the White House.

131 compound_Idaho  Nov 10, 2014 5:15:35pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

Even in rugged Colorado there are plenty of dumbasses on the road. Interstate 70 shut down for a few hours between Denver and Vail today due to multiple accidents, jackknifed semis, even a school bus slid off the road outside of Golden (there were no children in the bus, thankfully). My Twitter feed has been like this all say.

Hate …hate…hate I-70 west of Denver. Heading to and from the ski hill on the weekend was pretty much like heading downtown on Monday morning.

132 Lidane  Nov 10, 2014 5:16:28pm

So I spent all afternoon swamped at work and I missed all the fun. Apparently Ted Cruz proved how much of a fucking moron he is by babbling about Net Neutrality and I didn’t get to snark about it on time.

I am appalled that Ted Cruz is one of my Senators. And now, I want POTUS to go out and give a series of barn burner speeches about the benefits of breathing just to see how the RWNJs react.

133 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:16:42pm

re: #128 Skip Intro

Are they going to quarantine everyone on the flight they arrive on too?

If not, why not? Do they really want to let loose a planeload of Ebola Zombies?

They ought to put the plane into quarantine, too.

I think I detect some racism in that decision, perhaps the assumption that “funeral attendants and family members” will be Black and health care workers will be white.

134 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 5:18:10pm

re: #95 Targetpractice

Then again, perhaps we might ask Tennessee Republicans if they agree with the President.

The “Tennessee Republicans” of which you speak are in our General Assembly, in which they have a super-majority (as well as our Senate), but at least one member of our also-GOP-dominated congressional delegation (Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the representative from AT&T) doesn’t like it one bit.

135 ObserverArt  Nov 10, 2014 5:18:27pm

Good news for doctor Craig Spencer.

Anyone remember the first week that Ebola came to America in Dallas?

Some of the discussion on this blog/forum was that at best we could expect a 90% death rate. Some said with proper care and treatments it would be 50-60%. There was some pretty good back and forth and I think even a little heated that it was 90% and that was the way it was.

Glad that we were all mostly wrong. And I guess that 50-60% weren’t so pie-in-the-sky after all. And thankfully no where near the scary 90%.

Part 2 - Ted and Daddy Cruz. The more I watch these two the more I think they are just grifting, one through politics tinged with religion and one through religion steeped in politics.

When you get down to it, they both seem to be in it for the money. I don’t think either one of them is all that damn serious in their actual positions but the power and the money of those positions surely interests. I get the feeling they even use and rely on each other to help create and feed the narratives. Since they are so popular with the wingnuts both are followed.

There was video of Ted spewing his BS after the election last week. He was making all kinds of pronouncement about Obamacare, illegality and lawlessness and the usual crap. And after every line he uttered, he had that goofy self-satisfied smile. Its just creepy, and it sure does make him look like he knows all he is doing is shoveling red meat cuttings to the masses and they eat it up. He makes used car salesmen look good.

136 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 5:18:43pm

re: #133 Justanotherhuman

I think I detect some racism in that decision, perhaps the assumption that “funeral attendants and family members” will be Black and health care workers will be white.

By Jove, I think you may be on to something…

137 lawhawk  Nov 10, 2014 5:19:39pm

Well, I’m not particularly surprised that Dr. Spencer has been treated and will now be released after having Ebola. He got the best that modern medicine can offer - in modern and highly controlled environments. So far, no one else he’s come into contact has themselves gotten infected, which says a lot about infection control and what that means to getting the disease under control.

It also speaks volumes on how to stop the disease epidemic in Africa. It means getting the same levels of tech, gear, and supportive therapies to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea so that the patients who are diagnosed with the disease are given a fighting chance.

Clearly there’s something beneficial to getting timely treatment in a modern facility. That’s also clearly lacking in the affected countries, so the mortality rate can be brought down significantly with the right level of supportive treatments, gear, and health care workers following infection control protocols with the proper support (IOW - not having to reuse or ration PPE for only the worst cases).

If the health care workers over there can get the right kind of support, they will gain the trust of the people there who are scared to even consider bringing loved ones to the hospitals and treatment centers for fear they’ll never see them again.

Give them a fighting chance. Except that means giving money and putting personnel in harms’ way in a place that few know where to find on a map - and there’s nothing gotten in return (except the termination of a horrible epidemic before it spreads much further and limits potential exposures and secondary cases outside the hot zone - like in the US).

138 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:20:50pm

re: #134 TedStriker

The “Tennessee Republicans” of which you speak are in our General Assembly, in which they have a super-majority (as well as our Senate), but at least one member of our also-GOP-dominated congressional delegation (Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the representative from AT&T) doesn’t like it one bit.

Skating by on your looks may not have worked out well for Scott Brown, but Blackburn has had it down to a science for the last 50 years.

139 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 10, 2014 5:21:39pm

re: #137 lawhawk

That would involve giving FREE STUFF to dark-skinned people, and Congress is now controlled by a party out to abolish that.

140 JustMark  Nov 10, 2014 5:21:56pm

re: #57 thedopefishlives

It could be worse. My current client uses *shudder* IE8.

That’s us!

141 ObserverArt  Nov 10, 2014 5:23:35pm

re: #101 Skip Intro

Are the Tea Baggers ever on the side of the little guy?

Of course not, because they’re the invention of corporate America to fool really stupid people into thinking backing big business 100% is, hell, what’s the word?

Mavericky. That’s it. They’re all mavericks.

Never have liked AstroTurf.

142 lawhawk  Nov 10, 2014 5:24:27pm

re: #135 ObserverArt

Yeah, there was a lot of discussion about how good the odds of survival was once you got diagnosis. It does now seem that prompt diagnosis and treatment at a modern facility greatly improves the survival odds.

It’s a solid hypothesis that should be tested in the field in Africa to see if it is truly what is behind the success. Or is there some particular treatment or supportive care involved that those in Africa aren’t getting (or enough aren’t getting). The health care system in the affected African countries is hanging on by a thread in the best of times, and this epidemic has decimated what was already in shambles.

The sooner they can get the necessary PPE gear and supportive treatments over there, the better.

143 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 5:26:07pm

re: #138 Justanotherhuman

Skating by on your looks may not have worked out well for Scott Brown, but Blackburn has had it down to a science for the last 50 years.

She’s such a water carrier for the TPers and their corporate overlords, that’s why I despise her. At least I have Jim Cooper as my rep…

144 lawhawk  Nov 10, 2014 5:26:17pm

re: #139 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

That would involve giving FREE STUFF to dark-skinned people, and Congress is now controlled by a party out to abolish that.

Let me rephrase that for the GOP knuckle draggers.

It’s preemptive targeting of a mortal peril to the US to eliminate Ebola there, so that it doesn’t come here. We can spend billions on bombing far off countries; the least we can do is spend even a fraction of that amount on stopping the Ebola epidemic (and in the process further pharmaceutical research on tropical diseases).

145 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:26:31pm

Interesting perspective in this shot, which tends to make everyone look 10 ft tall…

146 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 5:27:54pm

Better Call Saul. cant wait!!!

147 BeenHereAwhile  Nov 10, 2014 5:28:56pm

re: #37 Kid A

It’s the great never-was of the right-wing.

Tuesday’s vote was “for the will be that was.”

148 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:29:48pm

re: #146 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Better Call Saul. cant wait!!!

bettercallsaul.com

149 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 5:32:04pm

re: #148 Justanotherhuman

bettercallsaul.com

hahahahaha

apparently 6 years before Heisenberg shows up.

150 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 5:32:16pm

re: #134 TedStriker

The “Tennessee Republicans” of which you speak are in our General Assembly, in which they have a super-majority (as well as our Senate), but at least one member of our also-GOP-dominated congressional delegation (Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the representative from AT&T) doesn’t like it one bit.

An addendum:

WaPo: City, state and federal governments are fighting over Chattanooga’s effort to bring broadband to rural consumers

Hell, even Senator Bob Corker, who is a former mayor of Chattanooga (2001-2005), doesn’t have the balls to go against his TPer and corporatist base in this.

151 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 5:33:49pm

re: #145 Justanotherhuman

Interesting perspective in this shot, which tends to make everyone look 10 ft tall…

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CBSNews this evening did a report on how they basically shut down Beijing, and other parts of the country, to assure beautiful blue skies for the conference. Place looked really pretty today.

152 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:34:02pm

Oh my…

Police in Duluth, Minn., report at least 100 crashes, including 4 involving squad cars amid winter storm - @wdiowirt
read more on wdio.com

153 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 5:34:34pm

re: #151 bill d

CBSNews this evening did a report on how they basically shut down Beijing, and other parts of the country, to assure beautiful blue skies for the conference. Place looked really pretty today.

Didn’t they do the same trick for the Olympics?

154 BeenHereAwhile  Nov 10, 2014 5:39:32pm

re: #95 Targetpractice

Then again, perhaps we might ask Tennessee Republicans if they agree with the President.

Chattanooga already has local utility fiber internet.

IIRC, 1 Gbps for approx $60/month.

155 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:40:01pm

re: #121 Skip Intro

Haven’t seem much Upchuck Johnson posted here recently (I’m not complaining!).

Has the little shit run out of stupid things to tweet, or did he get lost in DC?

He’s in floriduh…

156 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 10, 2014 5:40:40pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s in floriduh…

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Ah, sitting in a hotel doing nothing. Good.

157 ObserverArt  Nov 10, 2014 5:41:34pm

I’ll give the Chinese credit for at least covering up their issues with pollution.

That’s better than the Republicans here in America that want to get rid of the EPA…they never cover that up.

/

158 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 5:42:38pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s in floriduh…

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That boy ain’t right…

159 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:43:24pm

re: #158 bill d

That boy ain’t right…

oh, so true…

160 Belafon  Nov 10, 2014 5:44:39pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just wait until the president of Time Warner prevents Chuck’s tweets from going out. Not only will he be screaming incorrectly that it’s a first amendment violation, he’ll be blaming Democrats.

161 ObserverArt  Nov 10, 2014 5:44:59pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, so true…

[ Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson
“ALL YOUR INTERNETS ARE BELONG TO US NOW.” — Barack Obama]

Oh good…this must mean that Obama is going to shut the little screwball up now!

162 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 5:45:35pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, so true…

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Now? Way to f*ck up a meme Chuckie.

163 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 10, 2014 5:46:50pm

Net neutrality has gone from being a concept that 90% of Americans did not understand to a policy that 90% of all Republicans now oppose.

164 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:46:50pm

CCJ retweeted this earlier. The stupidity of it is gobsmacking…

165 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:48:44pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

CCJ retweeted this earlier. The stupidity of it is gobsmacking…

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166 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 5:49:54pm

re: #151 bill d

CBSNews this evening did a report on how they basically shut down Beijing, and other parts of the country, to assure beautiful blue skies for the conference. Place looked really pretty today.

Rachel did a good segment on it last week, showing the runners at the marathon wearing breathing devices and going over all the closings to make the air somewhat breathable during the conference.

msnbc.com

167 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:49:58pm

re: #156 Feline Fearless Leader

Ah, sitting in a hotel doing nothing. Good.

Oh, FFS….

lakeside-inn.com

“Distinguished Author”?

(Click on the graphic to the right—w/the stylistic flag) to see what I mean.)

168 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 5:50:24pm

re: #154 BeenHereAwhile

Chattanooga already has local utility fiber internet.

IIRC, 1 Gbps for approx $60/month.

The issue is that TN law prohibits muni/public utility broadband service from being offered outside of the primary service footprint of said utility. So, if you can’t get electric service from, for example, Chattanooga’s EPB or the Tullahoma Utility Board, they can’t offer their fiber service to you, even if they wanted to expand just that (and they do).

169 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:51:48pm

heh…I love this one:

170 Lidane  Nov 10, 2014 5:52:07pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

171 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 5:52:20pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, so true…

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He botched the ‘all your base’ meme, lol.

This is why Chuck wrote an entire book about the wonders of Calvin Coolidge.

172 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 5:52:22pm
173 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:52:44pm

re: #170 Lidane

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I vote for “stupid”.

174 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 5:53:07pm

re: #167 Justanotherhuman

Oh, FFS….

lakeside-inn.com

“Distinguished Author”?

I am sure there is something worse than being stuck in a room with a bunch of Coolidge fanboys but it isn’t coming to mind right now.

175 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:53:55pm

re: #171 Charles Johnson

He botched the ‘all your base’ meme, lol.

This is why Chuck wrote an entire book about the wonders of Calvin Coolidge.

he is such an eejit…even his trolling is major fails.

176 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 5:54:18pm

re: #174 bill d

I am sure there is something worse than being stuck in a room with a bunch of Coolidge fanboys but it isn’t coming to mind right now.

Perhaps being put on the rack or in the Iron Maiden? : )

177 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 5:54:19pm

ALL YOUR INTERNETS ARE BELONGING TO US THIS TIME YEAH FOR SURE DUDE

178 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 5:55:44pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

His followers are really bright too—probably ah, um, around 160 IQ, I’d guess.

179 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 5:56:11pm

College pics of a young Chuck? Somebody tweeted this to me out of the blue.

180 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:56:21pm

re: #178 BeachDem

His followers are really bright too—probably ah, um, around 160 IQ, I’d guess.

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O.M.G!!!!

LMAO…

181 goddamnedfrank  Nov 10, 2014 5:56:41pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

CCJ retweeted this earlier. The stupidity of it is gobsmacking…

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Kerpen is a Koch creature and professional industry astroturfer. His Internet Freedom Coalition is one of those Orwellian named orgs designed to do the exact opposite of what its name implies.

Kerpen was a policy analyst for the Club for Growth.[1][better source needed] Until June 23, 2006, he was Policy Director for the Free Enterprise Fund, a United States free market advocacy group.[2][better source needed] Until April 12, 2012, he was vice president of Americans for Prosperity.[3] Kerpen is a contributing editor for National Review Online, a writer for Fox News Opinion at foxnews.com, and a frequent radio and television commentator on economic growth issues.Kerpen is president of American Commitment.

182 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 5:57:28pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

College pics of a young Chuck? Somebody tweeted this to me out of the blue.

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Is that the former girlfriend in college who he attacked when she accused him of sexual harassment?

183 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 5:57:55pm

re: #167 Justanotherhuman

Oh, FFS….

lakeside-inn.com

“Distinguished Author”?

(Click on the graphic to the right—w/the stylistic flag) to see what I mean.)

Mt. Dora aint shit.

184 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 5:58:58pm

I’ve actually had Chuck on mute for a few days now — needed a break from the horror. The dead end kids are taking over the conservative movement.

185 Lidane  Nov 10, 2014 5:59:27pm

re: #181 goddamnedfrank

His Twitter profile has a KEEP TEH INTERNETZ FREE banner.

Uh, yeah. That’s kinda the point of Net Neutrality. Moron.

186 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 6:00:35pm

re: #184 Charles Johnson

I’ve actually had Chuck on mute for a few days now — needed a break from the horror. The dead end kids are taking over the conservative movement.

Mostly CCJ has been derping about Loretta Lynch, when he hasn’t been breaking his arm patting himself on the back for “FIRST!!!” outing breitfart’s stupids.

187 ObserverArt  Nov 10, 2014 6:01:19pm

re: #184 Charles Johnson

I’ve actually had Chuck on mute for a few days now — needed a break from the horror. The dead end kids are taking over the conservative movement.

Everyone needs a break from the little bugger.

188 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:01:23pm

What’s that site you use so you don’t have to link and give someone traffic?

189 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 6:01:32pm

Looks like the award winning whateveritis doesn’t realize that Twitter is in part reliant on the internet. If ISPs and, oh boy, Tier 1 providers start charging a toll to not throttle traffic then he may have to pony up or stop tweeting.

190 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 6:01:40pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

That doesn’t look a thing like him?

191 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 6:01:53pm

re: #184 Charles Johnson

I’ve actually had Chuck on mute for a few days now — needed a break from the horror. The dead end kids are taking over the conservative movement.

They have ruined whatever “conservative movement” that was ever relatively sane.

192 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:02:12pm

re: #167 Justanotherhuman

Oh, FFS….

lakeside-inn.com

“Distinguished Author”?

(Click on the graphic to the right—w/the stylistic flag) to see what I mean.)

More ridiculous, promoting it as a “new book” when it was published in March of 2013.

193 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 6:02:38pm

re: #188 Justanotherhuman

What’s that site you use so you don’t have to link and give someone traffic?

donotlink [dot] com. Just edit the address to add donotlink as the top level domain, like this:

194 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 6:02:39pm

re: #167 Justanotherhuman

Oh, FFS….

lakeside-inn.com

“Distinguished Author”?

Still humping his book eighteen months after it was published. I guess it’s either that to back to the remainder pile.

195 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 6:03:39pm

re: #192 BeachDem

More ridiculous, promoting it as a “new book” when it was published in March of 2013.

When your main claim to fame is that “Calvin Coolidge Slept Here” 2013 is pretty damn new.

//

196 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:03:52pm

re: #192 BeachDem

More ridiculous, promoting it as a “new book” when it was published in March of 2013.

Must. Need. A. Few. Coins.

Get a real job, Chuckles.

197 Lidane  Nov 10, 2014 6:04:40pm

Uh oh. Charles Johnson is trending on Twitter right now.

The guy is a DE for the Carolina Panthers, but that won’t stop UpChuckie from claiming he’s a trend.

198 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:05:01pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

College pics of a young Chuck? Somebody tweeted this to me out of the blue.

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Looks more like James O’Keefe than upchuck.

199 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 6:06:26pm

re: #197 Lidane

Uh oh. Charles Johnson is trending on Twitter right now.

The guy is a DE for the Carolina Panthers, but that won’t stop UpChuckie from claiming he’s a trend.

I can’t wait for Breitbart’s story on Chuck trending on Twitter.

//

200 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:06:42pm

re: #181 goddamnedfrank

Kerpen is a Koch creature and professional industry astroturfer. His Internet Freedom Coalition is one of those Orwellian named orgs designed to do the exact opposite of what its name implies.

donotlink.com

Thanks, Charles!

201 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 6:07:00pm

re: #172 Jenner7

theoatmeal.com

best best best

202 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:07:23pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mostly CCJ has been derping about Loretta Lynch, when he hasn’t been breaking his arm patting himself on the back for “FIRST!!!” outing breitfart’s stupids.

But in his repulsive style, he had to go here because it’s just his way:

203 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:08:18pm

re: #189 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Looks like the award winning whateveritis doesn’t realize that Twitter is in part reliant on the internet. If ISPs and, oh boy, Tier 1 providers start charging a toll to not throttle traffic then he may have to pony up or stop tweeting.

He’d just set up a gofundme account to grift his access fees from the rubes.

204 Belafon  Nov 10, 2014 6:08:21pm

Something I think people fail to realize about the internet:

205 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:08:22pm

re: #202 BeachDem

But in his repulsive style, he had to go here because it’s just his way:

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Please, please, please someone tweet Chuckles to go fuck himself.

206 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 6:08:27pm

re: #192 BeachDem

More ridiculous, promoting it as a “new book” when it was published in March of 2013.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,647

Killer, Chuck.

207 palomino  Nov 10, 2014 6:10:43pm

re: #171 Charles Johnson

He botched the ‘all your base’ meme, lol.

This is why Chuck wrote an entire book about the wonders of Calvin Coolidge.

At one point Chuck must have had dreams of being taken seriously by right wingers as a (pseudo) academic…along the lines of David Barton. Why the fuck else would anyone write a biography about the most boring president in US history?

Now he’s happy to be a younger Breitbart, a loud showman titillating the right by letting them vicariously say “fuck you” to all liberals. No real debate, just vitriol. Calling Loretta Lynch a bitch on Twitter, as Chuck just did, is beneath even most of the low lifes on talk/fear radio, FoxNews, Weekly Standard, etc. (I don’t even think NRO gets down quite that far in the gutter. But I could be wrong about that.)

208 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 6:11:40pm
209 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 6:13:05pm

Rachel is covering the Breitbart story that was horribly and laughably wrong…

210 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 6:13:46pm

We have a circle of Derp eclipse again.

211 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:14:05pm

re: #208 Kragar

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And yet people voted in a majority Republican Senate and kept a bunch of their assholes in the House.

Your wages can’t keep up with the cost of living? Think about that.

212 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 6:14:42pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

College pics of a young Chuck? Somebody tweeted this to me out of the blue.

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Age, all of 26 is not his friend.

213 makeitstop  Nov 10, 2014 6:15:40pm

re: #41 theEbolafishlives

Taking its place alongside Benghazi, “Michael Brown charged first”, and pretty much everything else that the right wing has opened their stupid yaps about over the last 6 years.

It’s pretty amazing to watch. They move pretty much seamlessly to the next media-driven outrage. They don’t even care if they’re wrong or lying, they just move on and bark at whatever Drudge says is hot that day.

214 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 6:15:44pm

re: #203 BeachDem

He’d just set up a gofundme account to grift his access fees from the rubes.

Guess those billionaire angels he was mentioning are still waiting in the wings. Yeah, that’s it: they’re just looking for the right skyscraper to house the incipient journalistic empire.

215 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 6:16:19pm

re: #202 BeachDem

But in his repulsive style, he had to go here because it’s just his way:

Today’s seditious thought: Did Britney Maynard vote by mail in the Oregon elections? She took her life on Nov. 1.

— Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) November 10, 2014

re: #205 Justanotherhuman

Please, please, please someone tweet Chuckles to go fuck himself.

For this, and a myriad of other reasons, I’d love to tell Chuck where his tweets can go:

Youtube Video

216 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 6:16:47pm

re: #210 bill d

We have a circle of Derp eclipse again.

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Glenn is accepting an award from Reason, LGF had a page about how they are the folks who published that Holocaust denier stuff back in the 70s.

217 Skip Intro  Nov 10, 2014 6:17:21pm

re: #208 Kragar

So there’s still another 9% to steal. Everyone needs a goal.

218 makeitstop  Nov 10, 2014 6:18:23pm

re: #47 Kid A

Someone downstairs posted “Ted Cruz is the rat poison to common sense.” Thank you so much for the loudest laugh I’ve had in months.

That’d be me. You’re welcome!

219 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:19:19pm

re: #217 Skip Intro

So there’s still another 9% to steal. Everyone needs a goal.

My goal is beginning to look more and more like pitchforks and torches. : )

220 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 6:20:09pm

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

My goal is beginning to look more and more like pitchforks and torches. : )

Youtube Video

221 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 6:21:31pm

In other healthcare news, there’s this:

222 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 10, 2014 6:23:12pm

I think I’m going to do a batch of white chili for the club meeting Thursday evening. Got the recipe from a friend and was really pleased with it. Has a nice amount of heat, and plenty of flavor. Probably won’t win the contest, but I suspect that it will go over well.

RBS

223 jamesfirecat  Nov 10, 2014 6:23:16pm

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

My goal is beginning to look more and more like pitchforks and torches. : )

Is that all? Mine involve doing away with the lethal injection to being back an actually human form of putting someone to death if you catch my drift…

224 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:23:28pm

re: #220 Kragar

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Video

The problem with Americans is that too many of us take it out on those we think are “below” us instead of those who truly deserve it—the thieves who steal from the sweat of our brows (both figuratively and literally).

“The American Dream” has a nightmarish quality, like running in place forever.

225 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 6:26:19pm

re: #198 BeachDem

Looks more like James O’Keefe than upchuck.

I don’t know who it is - it was tweeted as a reply to a comment about Chuck, though, and there’s a resemblance. Or maybe it’s just the fixed psychotic stare.

226 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:29:38pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

College pics of a young Chuck? Somebody tweeted this to me out of the blue.

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It’s some kid named Daniel J. Here’s a tweet with a vine of him singing (I can’t get the sound to work, so I don’t know if he’s good or terrible, but he’s definitely not upchuck.)

227 The Ghost of a Flea (R)  Nov 10, 2014 6:29:47pm

re: #210 bill d

We have a circle of Derp eclipse again.

Wow. The layers of fail actually collapse in on themselves. It is a nigh-mystical confluence of fuckwittery.

On the plus side, this totally explains the giant baboon in the back yard that just gave birth to a two-faced goat-man with a Drudge Siren imbedded in its chest and bearing a copy of the Contract With America in its left hand.

228 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 6:30:00pm
229 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 6:30:18pm

re: #223 jamesfirecat

Is that all? Mine involve doing away with the lethal injection to being back an actually human form of putting someone to death if you catch my drift…

I just finished watching the Walking Dead, so yeah.

230 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 6:30:27pm

re: #225 Charles Johnson

The first pic kinda looks like CCJ, but in the other pics, the hair is really straight and the face looks different (and so does the girl).

231 Charles Johnson  Nov 10, 2014 6:31:01pm

re: #226 BeachDem

It’s some kid named Daniel J. Here’s a tweet with a vine of him singing (I can’t get the sound to work, so I don’t know if he’s good or terrible, but he’s definitely not upchuck.)

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Thanks. So it’s some kind of randomness. Thought it might be.

232 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 6:32:02pm

re: #226 BeachDem

It’s some kid named Daniel J. Here’s a tweet with a vine of him singing (I can’t get the sound to work, so I don’t know if he’s good or terrible, but he’s definitely not upchuck.)

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Daniel J is trying to ride the weird tails of upchuck?

trey weird.

233 Vicious Piebola  Nov 10, 2014 6:32:10pm

BIG TELECOM SAYS MATT INMAN IS FULL OF SHIT

234 bratwurst  Nov 10, 2014 6:35:15pm

I would be willing to wager that 24 hours ago a majority on the right supported the concept of net neutrality…assuming you could have explained it in terms they understood, of course.

235 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 10, 2014 6:37:01pm

re: #234 bratwurst

I would be willing to wager that 24 hours ago a majority on the right supported the concept of net neutrality…assuming you could have explained it in terms they understood, of course.

That might be a challenge, what with neutrality having 4 syllables and all

236 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 6:37:06pm

re: #227 The Ghost of a Flea (R)

Wow. The layers of fail actually collapse in on themselves. It is a nigh-mystical confluence of fuckwittery.

On the plus side, this totally explains the giant baboon in the back yard that just gave birth to a two-faced goat-man with a Drudge Siren imbedded in its chest and bearing a copy of the Contract With America in its left hand.

Hahahaha

237 Amory Blaine  Nov 10, 2014 6:38:26pm

How can CCJ stay at such a fancy hotel? Hasn’t socialism destroyed him yet?

238 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 6:39:11pm

re: #234 bratwurst

I would be willing to wager that 24 hours ago a majority on the right supported the concept of net neutrality…assuming you could have explained it in terms they understood, of course.

And now they have to oppose it because Obama supports it…

239 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:39:32pm

re: #214 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Guess those billionaire angels he was mentioning are still waiting in the wings. Yeah, that’s it: they’re just looking for the right skyscraper to house the incipient journalistic empire.

Always remember and don’t ever forget…

240 sagehen  Nov 10, 2014 6:40:02pm

re: #148 Justanotherhuman

bettercallsaul.com

I like how the website is appropriate to the time the show is set… good attention to detail.

241 TedStriker  Nov 10, 2014 6:40:06pm

re: #237 Amory Blaine

How can CCJ stay at such a fancy hotel? Hasn’t socialism destroyed him yet?

I pity his wife and his in-laws…

242 ObserverArt  Nov 10, 2014 6:42:42pm

Later all…gotta log out before falling to the weight that is Chuck C. Johnson.

243 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 6:43:05pm

re: #239 BeachDem

Always remember and don’t ever forget…

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Prediction: A google search of CCJ will turn up the word “convicted” within 5 years.

244 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:46:07pm

Number of billionaires doubles since financial crisis as inequality spirals out of control

oxfam.org

“In countries around the world, prosperity is not trickling down to ordinary people, but up to those at the top, whose exceptional wealth is growing ever more rapidly. The richest 85 people - who Oxfam revealed in January as having the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population (3) - saw their collective wealth increase by $668 million per day between 2013 and 2014. That’s almost half a million dollars every minute. (4)

Worldwide personalities talk about tackling extreme inequality

“From the IMF to the Pope, from President Obama to the World Economic Forum, there is a growing consensus that inequality is a crucial challenge of our time and that failure to act is both economically and socially damaging. Despite the warm words, little action has materialised. ” More

The 67 People As Wealthy As The World’s Poorest 3.5 Billion

forbes.com

“Who are the 67? The biggest group—28 billionaires, or 42% of them—is from the United States. No other country comes close. Germany and Russia have the second-highest number, with six each. The rest are sprinkled among 13 countries in Western Europe, APAC and the Americas.” More

245 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 6:46:50pm

re: #232 Resident of The United States of Jesus

Daniel J is trying to ride the weird tails of upchuck?

trey weird.

I don’t think there’s any connection at all. Somebody just got their tweets crossed. (Daniel J looks like a sweet kid—hate to paint him with the upchuck brush.)

246 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 10, 2014 6:53:19pm

Heading off to sleep here in a few minutes.
Requesting positive vibes for my sister who is scheduled for triple bypass surgery at 12:30 .m. tomorrow.

247 Justanotherhuman  Nov 10, 2014 6:54:45pm

St. Cloud, Minn., receives daily record of 12.1 inches of snow, National Weather Service reports - @stormchaser4850
end of alert

No school tomorrow so we can sleep in here in NC. It’s Veterans Day, and it’s been reported that up to 1,000 (out of around 300K employees) at the VA could lose their job over the incompetence and lack of attention given to veterans in the recent shakeup. The VA is the second largest bureaucracy in the US govt, second only to the Defense Dept. Equally sad is that so many veterans are coming home to un- or under-employment and stagnant wages, earning less than they did in the military (and w/little to no benefits).

So—

Keep calm and carry on, Lizards!

Later. : )

248 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 6:56:53pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heading off to sleep here in a few minutes.
Requesting positive vibes for my sister who is scheduled for triple bypass surgery at 12:30 .m. tomorrow.

Got it.

249 jaunte  Nov 10, 2014 6:57:25pm

re: #244 Justanotherhuman

their collective wealth increase by $668 million per day

Given the number of hungry people in the world, no one should have any doubt that this is an obscene level of greedy accumulation.

250 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 6:58:18pm
251 makeitstop  Nov 10, 2014 6:58:56pm

re: #229 Resident of The United States of Jesus

I just finished watching the Walking Dead, so yeah.

Me too, I watched the Knicks game.

252 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)  Nov 10, 2014 7:00:31pm

re: #54 Skip Intro

hmmmmmm. This is gonna be interesting.

253 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 10, 2014 7:01:34pm

re: #251 makeitstop

Me too, I watched the Knicks game.

lol

254 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 7:03:36pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heading off to sleep here in a few minutes.
Requesting positive vibes for my sister who is scheduled for triple bypass surgery at 12:30 .m. tomorrow.

Thinking good thoughts for you—hope everything goes well for your sister.

255 dholmes32  Nov 10, 2014 7:06:19pm

re: #244 Justanotherhuman

The 67 People As Wealthy As The World’s Poorest 3.5 Billion

forbes.com

“Who are the 67? The biggest group—28 billionaires, or 42% of them—is from the United States. No other country comes close. Germany and Russia have the second-highest number, with six each. The rest are sprinkled among 13 countries in Western Europe, APAC and the Americas.” More

Massive inequity is fuel for revolutions. And revolutions are extremely disruptive. Not something I want.

256 Vicious Piebola  Nov 10, 2014 7:12:14pm
257 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 7:12:51pm

258 BigPapa  Nov 10, 2014 7:14:33pm

3.5 billion moochers, 67 winners.

It’s oppressive for 3.5 billion people to want the poor poor little minority to give up another 15 or 20% of their income, that’s oppression.

The difference being, the poor little 67 can afford to buy an army and build castles to hold back the 3.5 billion.

Murica.

259 BigPapa  Nov 10, 2014 7:19:00pm

Heck, not even give it up. How about just pay their slaves minions employees more? Then they don’t have to give anything up. Because that would be like stealing.

260 Vicious Piebola  Nov 10, 2014 7:23:08pm

Consumer Reports says There Is No Such Thing As Chronic Pain, You’re All Just A Bunch Of Junkies

Well Consumer Reports said it and they’re all a bunch of doctors and shit (no they’re not). I bet none of them are or have grandmothers with arthritis.

261 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 7:31:07pm
262 dholmes32  Nov 10, 2014 7:31:35pm

re: #260 Vicious Piebola

Consumer Reports says There Is No Such Thing As Chronic Pain, You’re All Just A Bunch Of Junkies

Well Consumer Reports said it and they’re all a bunch of doctors and shit (no they’re not). I bet none of them are or have grandmothers with arthritis.

That’s not quite what they said. I thought it was a mostly reasonable article about how opioids should be used sparingly and other painkillers and other ways to deal with pain should be explored. My only gripe was recommending acupuncture, which does not have good science-based results behind it.

Funny story: My father (RIP) once had some dental work done about 15 years ago. I was visiting for Christmas and one of his cheeks was swollen and he was in obvious discomfort. “Dad,” I said, “didn’t they give you something for the pain?” Well yes, they’d given him Tylenol with codeine, but, as he said to me, “Nobody should feel that good.” He refused to take them.

263 The Mountain That Blogs  Nov 10, 2014 7:34:39pm

re: #260 Vicious Piebola

That’s…not what that story says. At all. It’s saying that opiates have a much lower risk/benefit ratio for chronic non-cancer pain than people think and should be used with much, much greater caution than they currently are.

264 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 7:34:45pm

If you have not yet done so, I urge you to watch Peaky Blinders

265 bill d  Nov 10, 2014 7:36:43pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heading off to sleep here in a few minutes.
Requesting positive vibes for my sister who is scheduled for triple bypass surgery at 12:30 .m. tomorrow.

**Being sent**

266 Swift2991  Nov 10, 2014 7:37:11pm

Really, I understand why the cables are freaking out. Their model is based on the assumption that broadcast’s 13 or 14 channel world was replaced by the 500 channel cable. I myself want one channel: whatever you can search for on the various video clouds run by the production companies. They can choose to pay for themselves with ads and give you free content, or subscriptions, or buying single movies and such for things you want to own. What’s a “channel”? A way of giving the cables or satellites ownership over the shows they offer. Nuts. Make them networks that offer the internet to their subscribers. Or if you’re nuts, buy a whole Kardashian series for binge walker. Broadcast? Perfectly fine over the air. Channels are bit of limited bandwith you can tune to with what’s called a TV set. They used to do that a lot in the old days. I want access to the world’s content. Don’t you?

267 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 7:38:33pm

This just in from the Institute For The Incredibly Fucking Obvious:

268 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 7:40:40pm

Peaky Blinders - The Shelbys see the gypsies about a horse

Youtube Video

269 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 7:49:28pm

re: #264 Kragar

If you have not yet done so, I urge you to watch Peaky Blinders

Seconded, and I don’t like much of anything produced after 1933.

270 Lidane  Nov 10, 2014 7:51:11pm
271 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 7:52:31pm

re: #270 Lidane

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What is the process for recalling any politician advancing impeachment?

272 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 10, 2014 7:56:00pm

re: #271 Kragar

What is the process for recalling any politician advancing impeachment?

1) Raise several million dollars…

273 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 7:58:02pm

re: #272 Higgs Boson’s Mate

1) Raise several million dollars…

2) Make sure there is a marijuana legalization law on the ballot for the same day

274 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 8:33:35pm

re: #267 teleskiguy

This just in from the Institute For The Incredibly Fucking Obvious:

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What a crock of shit that article was. I doubt he’s ever met Tim Scott. The giant strawman—If Tim Scott speaks in terms of a distinctly black conservatism

Clue #1—he doesn’t. He speaks far right-wing bullshit like the rest of the Republicans in South Carolina. And the reason he is unpopular with actual black voters, is because he’s a right-wing asshole.

I laughed out loud at his hands-off approach to racial injustice. Hands off, indeed. He totally ignores it would be a better way to describe it.

Scott doesn’t care what black people think; he doesn’t care what women think; he doesn’t really care what his constituents think, unless they’re rich, white Republicans.

Ugh—Thanks for posting this—I needed a good laugh.

275 RadicalModerate  Nov 10, 2014 8:41:53pm

re: #260 Vicious Piebola

Consumer Reports says There Is No Such Thing As Chronic Pain, You’re All Just A Bunch Of Junkies

Well Consumer Reports said it and they’re all a bunch of doctors and shit (no they’re not). I bet none of them are or have grandmothers with arthritis.

A bit of oversimplification to what they are saying in the article. I think that the thrust of this article was homing on the fact that opioid prescriptions have literally exploded during the last decade, and are among the most over-prescribed or misprescribed medications in recent history. Oxycodone (OxyContin) prescriptions went up somewhere around the order of 400% over a six-year period starting around 2003 when Perdue Pharmaceuticals started a major marketing campaign which essentially represented the drug as non-addictive.
The level of overprescription that physicians have given it reminds me of Quaaludes in the 1970s and Valium in the 1980s as the prescription drugs of choice for abuse. Problem is, opioids are FAR more dangerous as death by overdose (either accidental or deliberate) is a very real issue.

276 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 8:52:22pm

re: #275 RadicalModerate

Problem is, opioids are FAR more dangerous as death by overdose (either accidental or deliberate) is a very real issue.

I’ve lost more than a few friends to this. Young guys, too (they were all men).

My dear friend David, who died about four years ago of a (legal) drug overdose, became addicted to pain killers after a botched back surgery. In a lot of ways it wasn’t his fault that he died. But he died anyway, leaving behind a teenage daughter and scores of friends and family.

I’ve seen a lot of people fall in and out of pain killer addiction. At its crux it’s one of the scariest things to deal with. I had a roommate who was addicted to pain killers (again, because of a botched surgery) and I watched the guy not eat for days on end and descend into absolute madness. One morning I found him convulsing on the floor naked in the kitchen and all the cabinet doors were open and all of the burners on the stove were lit.

That gentleman lived to tell the tale, and he’s drug free today. But goddamnit I’ve seen how destructive legally prescribed pain killers can be. I wouldn’t wish my friend David’s fate on my worst enemy.

277 sagehen  Nov 10, 2014 8:53:12pm

More Spartacus.

It occurs to me… picking the very best fighters from amongst your captives/slaves, giving them extra training and practice to make them even better fighters… these are really not the particular slaves you want to provoke into rebellion.

But they’re definitely who you want in your skimpiest costumes.

278 The Mountain That Blogs  Nov 10, 2014 8:55:58pm

re: #276 teleskiguy

And a disturbing number of the people who get put on these (and again, they have never been proven to even work for chronic non-cancer pain) wind up using heroin because it’s cheaper.

279 Amory Blaine  Nov 10, 2014 8:57:53pm

Avast is was showing malware on the front page. Gone now.

Edit: It’s back.

280 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 9:01:48pm

I hope she at least got to inhale the contents of the balloon! Oh what helium does to a human’s vocal folds!

281 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 9:25:45pm

Brilliant work by my hero.
houstonchronicle.com

282 Kid A  Nov 10, 2014 9:27:18pm

re: #280 teleskiguy

That is a great photograph.

283 Jenner7  Nov 10, 2014 9:53:30pm
284 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 10, 2014 9:54:03pm

Evening lizards. Just found out that due to a manufacturing issue my collector’s edition of Assassin’s Creed Unity won’t be here until Thursday. So for the inconvenience Ubisoft is throwing in an Assassin’s Creed Unity Steelbook designed by Walking Dead artist Tony Moore and a limited edition T-shirt. Gotta love Ubisoft.

285 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 9:58:20pm
286 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 10:00:23pm

South Korea is coming down hard on the ferry boat captain.

287 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 10:06:57pm

This guy is pretty funny:

288 Mentis Fugit  Nov 10, 2014 10:08:58pm

re: #275 RadicalModerate

Oxycodone (OxyContin) prescriptions went up somewhere around the order of 400% over a six-year period starting around 2003 when Perdue Pharmaceuticals started a major marketing campaign which essentially represented the drug as non-addictive.

Yeah, but three quarters of that was for Rush Limbaugh.

289 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 11:00:52pm
290 klystron  Nov 10, 2014 11:02:58pm

re: #289 BeachDem

Every time I see that I’m struck by how ugly those shoes are.

291 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 11:03:28pm

“Defeating the plot to disarm America”

Because the best way to defend against nuclear and biological attacks or face off against a conventional modern military is to mobilize a disorganized horde of neckbeards to hurl against them.

292 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 11:07:02pm

re: #290 klystron

Every time I see that I’m struck by how ugly those shoes are.

The shoes, the message, the personality… (but I agree, the shoes are definitely heinous!)

293 klystron  Nov 10, 2014 11:08:02pm

re: #292 BeachDem

The shoes, the message, the personality… (but I agree, the shoes are definitely heinous!)

In agreement on all of it, but …the shoes are what I feel most comfortable commenting on in a general public space.

Because really, can we just finish that trend now?

294 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 11:11:04pm

re: #290 klystron

Every time I see that I’m struck by how ugly those shoes are.

What I want to know is why the woman needs a pistol-gripped semi-automatic long rifle (probably firing .223 bullets) with a 30-round magazine and a scope. Oh yeah, I forgot. She lives in St. Louis, which all the blahs are going to kill all the whitey crackas when the race war goes down after Darren Wilson walks.

I wish I could append some sarc tags, but I’d be lying if I told you this comment was sarcastic.

295 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 11:20:00pm

re: #294 teleskiguy

What I want to know is why the woman needs a pistol-gripped semi-automatic long rifle (probably firing .223 bullets) with a 30-round magazine and a scope. Oh yeah, I forgot. She lives in St. Louis, which all the blahs are going to kill all the whitey crackas when the race war goes down after Darren Wilson walks.

I wish I could append some sarc tags, but I’d be lying if I told you this comment was sarcastic.

A well regulated militia depends on everyone owning the widest array of weapon types possible , using a wide variety of ammunition and non-interchangeable parts.

296 BeachDem  Nov 10, 2014 11:23:35pm

re: #295 Kragar

A well regulated militia depends on everyone owning the widest array of weapon types possible , using a wide variety of ammunition and non-interchangeable parts.

And it also depends on Dana Loesch being able to “fire all of her guns at once” while wearing skin tight clothing and heinously ugly shoes, because that’s what freedom’s all about, isn’t it?

297 teleskiguy  Nov 10, 2014 11:24:32pm

re: #295 Kragar

A well regulated militia depends on everyone owning the widest array of weapon types possible , using a wide variety of ammunition and non-interchangeable parts.

For some reason that reminded me of the film “Tremors.”

[Burt cuts off a piece of fuse for a bomb for Earl]
Earl Bassett: What kind of fuse is that?
Burt Gummer: Cannon fuse
Earl Bassett: What the hell do you use it for?
Burt Gummer: My cannon!

298 Kragar  Nov 10, 2014 11:27:53pm

re: #296 BeachDem

And it also depends on Dana Loesch being able to “fire all of her guns at once” while wearing skin tight clothing and heinously ugly shoes, because that’s what freedom’s all about, isn’t it?

I think we might actually have enough dakka…

299 Who_is_Jon_Snow?  Nov 10, 2014 11:34:56pm

re: #275 RadicalModerate

A bit of oversimplification to what they are saying in the article. I think that the thrust of this article was homing on the fact that opioid prescriptions have literally exploded during the last decade, and are among the most over-prescribed or misprescribed medications in recent history. Oxycodone (OxyContin) prescriptions went up somewhere around the order of 400% over a six-year period starting around 2003 when Perdue Pharmaceuticals started a major marketing campaign which essentially represented the drug as non-addictive.

Last night, on CNN’s “Parts Unknown”, Anthony Bourdain visited Greenfield, MA, a town in western MA which has a growing heroin problem.

Bourdain pointed out that Greenfield isn’t the only town of its kind, as heroin has gone from a drug problem largely seen in poorer, urban neighborhoods to a highly visible issue just as easily suffered by middle or upper class individuals and those living in otherwise wholesome looking small American towns. He points to an increased use of prescription opioid pain-killers like OxyContin, which were originally proclaimed as non-addictive, as a possible reason for the increase in heroin use.

A local family doctor backed up Bourdain’s claims about prescription medication saying that, while there is no one place or person who holds all the blame, “there is an awful lot of money to be made by promoting the treatment of pain to the highest level … I was taught in residency you give people as much pain medicine as they need. You get them out of pain. We will judge your hospital, we’ll judge your emergency room, based on your pain scores.”

WGGB-TV

300 freetoken  Nov 10, 2014 11:38:56pm

What, in the end, can we say about Christmas; that it is a fitting holiday for the darkest part of the year… for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Hemispheric hegemony, not a well explored topic.

Andy Griffith:
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301 Kragar  Nov 11, 2014 12:02:22am

It was 20 years ago today that I met my wife

302 teleskiguy  Nov 11, 2014 12:04:55am

Hey look! This guy is (honorably) more decorated than a North Korean General!

303 Kragar  Nov 11, 2014 12:08:10am

re: #302 teleskiguy

Hey look! This guy is (honorably) more decorated than a North Korean General!

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We need to talk about your flair.

304 teleskiguy  Nov 11, 2014 12:15:17am

re: #303 Kragar

We need to talk about your flair.

305 freetoken  Nov 11, 2014 12:18:52am
306 Kragar  Nov 11, 2014 12:20:12am

re: #304 teleskiguy

307 Kragar  Nov 11, 2014 12:29:10am

So I was all set to give the new Borderlands DLC at midnight only to learn its not going live until tomorrow morning.

Grrrr.

308 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 11, 2014 1:36:41am

re: #202 BeachDem

But in his repulsive style, he had to go here because it’s just his way:

Today’s seditious thought: Did Britney Maynard vote by mail in the Oregon elections? She took her life on Nov. 1.

That is not seditious, that is simply sick and adolescent.

But those all seem to be synonyms to CCJ

309 freetoken  Nov 11, 2014 2:27:48am

This one not heard much anymore, though it is old:

MP3 Audio

310 Lidane  Nov 11, 2014 3:29:37am

re: #291 Kragar

“Defeating the plot to disarm America”

Because the best way to defend against nuclear and biological attacks or face off against a conventional modern military is to mobilize a disorganized horde of neckbeards to hurl against them.

MOLON LABE!

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311 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 11, 2014 3:35:27am

re: #291 Kragar

“Defeating the plot to disarm America”

Because the best way to defend against nuclear and biological attacks or face off against a conventional modern military is to mobilize a disorganized horde of neckbeards to hurl against them.

Obama is going to wait until his last day in office and then issue an executive order to disarm America!

312 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 4:06:06am

The LGF server hamsters seem to be a bit tired today. I’m intermittently unable to load any pages.

Anyone else have the same problem?

313 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 4:22:55am

re: #290 klystron

Every time I see that I’m struck by how ugly those shoes are.

I’m just amazed that she can control a heavy firearm with that level of scoliosis of the spine, and she doesn’t need to be in a wheelchair.

314 Shiplord Kirel  Nov 11, 2014 4:31:47am

re: #202 BeachDem

But in his repulsive style, he had to go here because it’s just his way:

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Seditious? I don’t think that word means what the Chuck-munk thinks it does.

315 Dr. Matt  Nov 11, 2014 4:36:39am

Glenn Beck announces he’s been battling rare neurological illness

FLASHBACK: Glenn Beck Announces He May Go Blind in a Year

I’ll bite my tongue, for the most part, because like everything else in Beck’s life this is likely just another scam.

316 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 4:38:56am

re: #276 teleskiguy

I’ve lost more than a few friends to this. Young guys, too (they were all men).

My dear friend David, who died about four years ago of a (legal) drug overdose, became addicted to pain killers after a botched back surgery. In a lot of ways it wasn’t his fault that he died. But he died anyway, leaving behind a teenage daughter and scores of friends and family.

I’ve seen a lot of people fall in and out of pain killer addiction. At its crux it’s one of the scariest things to deal with. I had a roommate who was addicted to pain killers (again, because of a botched surgery) and I watched the guy not eat for days on end and descend into absolute madness. One morning I found him convulsing on the floor naked in the kitchen and all the cabinet doors were open and all of the burners on the stove were lit.

That gentleman lived to tell the tale, and he’s drug free today. But goddamnit I’ve seen how destructive legally prescribed pain killers can be. I wouldn’t wish my friend David’s fate on my worst enemy.

Well you live in a state where there is a brand new legal alternative for pain management.

I don’t understand what you are trying to say here. Because some meds have a potential for abuse therefore NOBODY should have them? And in the meantime what are people supposed to do? What do they teach in pain class?

317 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 4:49:26am
318 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 11, 2014 4:52:25am

re: #316 Vicious Piebola

Well you live in a state where there is a brand new legal alternative for pain management.

I don’t understand what you are trying to say here. Because some meds have a potential for abuse therefore NOBODY should have them? And in the meantime what are people supposed to do? What do they teach in pain class?

Where to find a good black market vicondin dealer…

319 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 4:58:17am

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I went to the dr yesterday & explained I can’t get my regular script filled so he gave me a script for Tylenol #3 AND I CAN’T EVEN GET THAT FILLED.

Looks like it’s time for a little trip across the river where they sell Tylenol #3 over the counter.

320 Romantic Heretic  Nov 11, 2014 5:00:31am

re: #208 Kragar

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When The Economist publishes something like that you know the fat cats are starting to worry.

321 Romantic Heretic  Nov 11, 2014 5:03:37am

re: #210 bill d

We have a circle of Derp eclipse again.

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The Reason Foundation displays for all to see the limits and drawbacks of pure reason. It’s not common sense, ethics, imagination intuition or memory. Without those traits an organization, or person, ruled entirely by reason is dangerous.

322 Romantic Heretic  Nov 11, 2014 5:06:43am

re: #224 Justanotherhuman

The problem with Americans is that too many of us take it out on those we think are “below” us instead of those who truly deserve it—the thieves who steal from the sweat of our brows (both figuratively and literally).

“The American Dream” has a nightmarish quality, like running in place forever.

Whenever I hear the phrase ‘American Dream’ I also hear the Comedian in Watchmen.

What happened to The American Dream? It came true. You’re looking at it.

323 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 5:07:40am

re: #210 bill d

Wait! Does this mean GG entered the USA again!!??? And no one stopped him at immigration, or made him disappear into a deep dark NSA dungeon?

I am shocked, I say. Positively shocked at the laxity of our authoritarian regime.
/

324 Romantic Heretic  Nov 11, 2014 5:09:48am

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heading off to sleep here in a few minutes.
Requesting positive vibes for my sister who is scheduled for triple bypass surgery at 12:30 .m. tomorrow.

Done.

325 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 5:18:32am
326 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 5:24:55am

STUPIDEST TWEET OF THE DAY
(of course it’s still early)

327 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 5:26:02am

Wingnuts are still Derping about Net Neutrality but I already closed that collection.

328 Dr. Matt  Nov 11, 2014 5:26:25am

re: #210 bill d

I agree, the “state of journalism is fraudulet”…..O’Keefe and GG are proof of that fact.

329 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 5:27:33am

re: #326 Vicious Piebola

Considering the source of the information, I’m surprised it doesn’t say Obama is buying sports bras for the female ETs living at Area 51.

330 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 5:28:52am

re: #329 wheat-dogghazi-bola

Considering the source of the information, I’m surprised it doesn’t say Obama is buying sports bras for the female ETs living at Area 51.

Considering Bryan I’m surprised he doesn’t say OBAMA IS BUYING VICTORIA SECRET SPORTS BRAS FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN TRANSGENDERS!!!!!!!!!!

331 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 5:30:28am

re: #330 Vicious Piebola

Considering Bryan I’m surprised he doesn’t say OBAMA IS BUYING VICTORIA SECRET SPORTS BRAS FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN TRANSGENDERS!!!!!!!!!!

Well, yeah. He didn’t work in his other obsessions like gayz and bearz.

332 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 6:00:53am

So, have any of the usual howler monkeys commented on Obama’s garb at the APEC welcome banquet?

Image: 1-apec-afp-net.jpg

333 Dr. Matt  Nov 11, 2014 6:04:08am

re: #332 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

So, have any of the usual howler monkeys commented on Obama’s garb at the APEC welcome banquet?

Image: 2014-11-10T133504Z_1_LYNXNPEAA90K4_RTROPTP_2_CHINA-APEC.JPG

Yeah, about that…….
#GWB

334 darthstar  Nov 11, 2014 6:07:31am

re: #333 Dr. Matt

Did Bush wear body armor under his shirt?

335 bill d  Nov 11, 2014 6:07:49am

UGH:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone film

reuters.com

336 Dr. Matt  Nov 11, 2014 6:08:41am

re: #334 darthstar

Did Bush wear body armor under his shirt?

He was wearing a fanny pack with lip gloss, a box of chick-lets, and a juice box.

337 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 6:09:23am

re: #333 Dr. Matt

Gods, those jackets were horrible, but Obama still wears this year’s better than Bush did then.

338 Dr. Matt  Nov 11, 2014 6:10:57am

re: #337 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Obama’s is sort of a Star Trek theme, dubyah’s is a child’s PJs.

339 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 6:12:22am

re: #338 Dr. Matt

Obama’s is sort of a Star Trek theme, dubyah’s is a child’s PJs.

Yeah. Also, I think the jackets in Dubya’s time were cut large to go over the leaders’ suits, while this year’s replace the suit jackets.

340 dholmes32  Nov 11, 2014 6:22:27am

re: #325 Vicious Piebola

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Grrrr. Freaking anti-vaxxers. I swear to God, what is it going to take, an outbreak of POLIO before these asshats get it through their heads that vaccines are not the enemy??????

341 dholmes32  Nov 11, 2014 6:24:26am

re: #326 Vicious Piebola

STUPIDEST TWEET OF THE DAY
(of course it’s still early)

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Let’s see…

Bryan Fischer — CHECK!
quoting infowars.com — CHECK!

Yeah, we got some real stupid going on there, but we’re missing Fischer’s trademark ranting about TEH GHEY so it’s not quite Peak Fischer.

342 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 6:25:49am

re: #250 teleskiguy

And the 9th patient might have had a fighting chance had Dallas Presbyterian actually placed him in isolation and treated him on the first ER visit, instead of waiting until he came back to the hospital a second time.

It’s a combination of prompt medical care and modern facilities/treatment options that give Ebola patients a fighting chance at surviving this disease.

When you’ve got few treatment options, and a broken medical system, the mortality rates are 70-90%. But those chance vastly improve in a modern facility.

343 Mattand  Nov 11, 2014 6:37:44am

re: #342 lawhawk

And the 9th patient might have had a fighting chance had Dallas Presbyterian actually placed him in isolation and treated him on the first ER visit, instead of waiting until he came back to the hospital a second time.

It’s a combination of prompt medical care and modern facilities/treatment options that give Ebola patients a fighting chance at surviving this disease.

When you’ve got few treatment options, and a broken medical system, the mortality rates are 70-90%. But those chance vastly improve in a modern facility.

Not to go Fox News on this, but was he asked, and did he mention/volunteer he had recently been in West Africa?

Not trying to excuse any mistakes made in Dallas, but I can never get a bead on this part of the story.

344 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 6:39:07am

re: #326 Vicious Piebola

STUPIDEST TWEET OF THE DAY
(of course it’s still early)

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Bryan is still ecstatic about the results of the Sunday night football game. No one told him that “Bears” is simply a nickname for a team, and not the actual animals. We’re not sure what he was told about the name “Packers”.
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345 Dr Lizardo  Nov 11, 2014 6:46:15am

re: #344 Feline Fearless Leader

Bryan is still ecstatic about the results of the Sunday night football game. No one told him that “Bears” is simply a nickname for a team, and not the actual animals. We’re not sure what he was told about the name “Packers”.
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BEARS!!!

346 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 11, 2014 6:49:01am

re: #345 Dr Lizardo

Yet another reason why we should re-examine the extent to which people can arm bears.

347 RealityBasedEbola  Nov 11, 2014 6:51:54am
348 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 6:53:43am

re: #346 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Yet another reason why we should re-examine the extent to which people can arm bears.

Around these parts, we have to arm the bears. Have you ever faced off with an angry moose?

Morning Lizardim from the Land of the Snowpocalypse That Wasn’t.

349 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 7:02:30am

re: #348 thedopefishlives

Around these parts, we have to arm the bears. Have you ever faced off with an angry moose?

Morning Lizardim from the Land of the Snowpocalypse That Wasn’t.

I would think that Minnesota would be used to being snowed on in mid-November by now.

350 Lidane  Nov 11, 2014 7:02:58am

Dear Marvel,

Plz to pony up some of all that Avengers cash to buy back everything Spider-Man related to prevent this. Sony are clearly out of ideas.

Kthxbai.
Me

351 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 11, 2014 7:07:32am

re: #350 Lidane

Dear Marvel,

Plz to pony up some of all that Avengers cash to buy back everything Spider-Man related to prevent this. Sony are clearly out of ideas.

Kthxbai.
Me

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Wait. She could be a Flying Nun.

352 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 7:07:58am

re: #349 Feline Fearless Leader

I would think that Minnesota would be used to being snowed on in mid-November by now.

353 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 7:10:21am

re: #349 Feline Fearless Leader

I would think that Minnesota would be used to being snowed on in mid-November by now.

Oh, we’re used to it. In fact, it wasn’t really all that big news here. It kind of surprised many of us, in fact, to learn that it made national news. “Tuesday” is what we call it ‘round these parts.

354 Flounder  Nov 11, 2014 7:12:27am

re: #353 thedopefishlives

A lot of room to fill up in the 24-hour news cycle.

355 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 7:14:12am

re: #354 Flounder

A lot of room to fill up in the 24-hour news cycle.

I can just see the Fox News spin now: “This is what those uppity Northern libruls get for voting Franken and Dayton in the last election. THANKS OBAMA!”

356 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 11, 2014 7:16:00am

re: #354 Flounder

A lot of room to fill up in the 24-hour news cycle.

Snowbola!

357 Flounder  Nov 11, 2014 7:20:34am

I think I should invent glue made from dog shit, cuz it sure as hell sticks to the bottom of my boots!

358 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 11, 2014 7:22:11am

re: #354 Flounder

A lot of room to fill up in the 24-hour news cycle.

Especially without Ebola and ISIS threatening the very fabric of our society…

359 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 7:25:00am

re: #343 Mattand

Everything I’ve seen states that Duncan relayed that he told the hospital that he had just come from Liberia on the 26th ER visit, before the hospital released him and he had to return to the hospital on the 28th by ambulance.

nbcnews.com

Scribd Document

The hospital released him just 35 minutes after his temperature spiked to 103.

360 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 7:32:23am

re: #359 lawhawk

Everything I’ve seen states that Duncan relayed that he told the hospital that he had just come from Liberia on the 26th ER visit, before the hospital released him and he had to return to the hospital on the 28th by ambulance.

nbcnews.com

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The hospital released him just 35 minutes after his temperature spiked to 103.

No insurance or means to pay.

361 BigPapa  Nov 11, 2014 7:38:56am

Right wing journalist = oxymoron

362 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 7:44:15am
363 iossarian  Nov 11, 2014 7:48:08am

re: #360 Vicious Piebola

No insurance or means to pay.

Don’t make me pay for blah people healthcare!

364 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 7:49:07am

re: #363 iossarian

Don’t make me pay for blah people healthcare!

Death Panels!
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365 iossarian  Nov 11, 2014 7:52:36am

re: #364 Feline Fearless Leader

Death Panels!
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Ah, irony, the silver lining to every right wing policy cloud.

366 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 7:55:01am
367 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 7:55:03am

re: #365 iossarian

Ah, irony, the silver lining to every right wing policy cloud.

It’s painted silver, but still so heavy the clouds keep crashing.
/

368 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 7:58:36am

hahahahaha

369 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 8:00:45am

IIRC that “stalker of elderly dementia patients” occurred during the MSSen primary

370 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 8:01:24am

re: #369 Vicious Piebola

IIRC that “stalker of elderly dementia patients” occurred during the MSSen primary

yes, it did.

371 austin_blue  Nov 11, 2014 8:03:58am

re: #360 Vicious Piebola

No insurance or means to pay.

Foreign visitor + black + Medicaid + emergency room = “The best medical system in the world?”

Not so much. “Here’s some antibiotics” (for a viral infection!) “and go away.”

Maybe modern American capitalism, based on short-term profit instead of the public good, isn’t ideally suited for medical care. It turned out, for Presbyterian Hospital, to be the most disastrous economic decision they could have chosen, didn’t it? The entire incident was a poster child for a single-payer system.

Morning Lizards, and happy Vets Day!

372 bill d  Nov 11, 2014 8:04:13am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahaha

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*snort*

That’s AWARD WINNING internet hack and elderly dementia patient stalker, tyvm.

373 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 8:06:20am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

No wonder he was so quiet there for a while. Clearly he was on the phone to his lawyers working on a new lawsuit.

374 Teukka  Nov 11, 2014 8:10:09am

OT, I know, but I think it should be noted:

The government accounting office here in Sweden has had a look at the reforms for healthcare providers, which were pushed under the aegis of “freedom of choice.”
The reforms basically made it much easier for private enterprises to establishe themselves and to buy old goverment clinics.
Oh, the effect? The healthy and the rich have been those who benefited the most, while the sick and poor have actually lost on the whole deal.
And no, this isn’t politicized, the accounting office began the review more than a year ago, during the last — conservative-led — administration.
The former social secretary Göran Hägglund, responsible for the reforms, has not been available for comments.

375 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 8:11:16am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

Facts and truth as a defense against Libel. He ought to do a little more research on the subject if he thinks that he’s going to win anyone over with his nonsense.

376 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 8:14:00am

In honor of those who are currently serving, and to those who have served. All gave some. Some gave all. My respects, courtesy of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), who wrote In Flanders Fields during WWI.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns finally fell silent…

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

377 ObserverArt  Nov 11, 2014 8:17:54am

Hey Lizards,

Is today the day the Ferguson Grand Jury findings are announced at like 2:00 PM St. Louis time?

Not sure if I really want to follow, but I am concerned for the city and the folks. It could get real ugly.

378 austin_blue  Nov 11, 2014 8:28:38am

Every two years, little villages from all across Texas send their Idiots to Austin to do some Legislatin’. Yesterday was the first day to file bills, and 350 were.

Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Mars) offered this chestnut:

capitol.state.tx.us

The North American Law Center and mouth breathers all over the Several States are cheering with abandon today!

(If you haven’t seen this little doozy before, have a quick read. It’s breathtaking in its simplicity. And stupidity. I thought this got settled in 1865, but I guess not.)

379 Skip Intro  Nov 11, 2014 8:29:12am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

He needs to sue Esquire. He should check with fellow insane asshole Joe Farah to see how that worked out for him.

Some people don’t even rise to the level of being a turd. Upchuck is one of them

380 Decatur Deb  Nov 11, 2014 8:34:16am

re: #378 austin_blue

Every two years, little villages from all across Texas send their Idiots to Austin to do some Legislatin’. Yesterday was the first day to file bills, and 350 were.

Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Mars) offered this chestnut:

capitol.state.tx.us

The North American Law Center and mouth breathers all over the Several States are cheering with abandon today!

(If you haven’t seen this little doozy before, have a quick read. It’s breathtaking in its simplicity. And stupidity. I thought this got settled in 1865, but I guess not.)

Next step: The Siege of Ft. Hood.

381 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 8:35:04am

re: #378 austin_blue

Every two years, little villages from all across Texas send their Idiots to Austin to do some Legislatin’. Yesterday was the first day to file bills, and 350 were.

Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Mars) offered this chestnut:

capitol.state.tx.us

The North American Law Center and mouth breathers all over the Several States are cheering with abandon today!

(If you haven’t seen this little doozy before, have a quick read. It’s breathtaking in its simplicity. And stupidity. I thought this got settled in 1865, but I guess not.)

If at first you don’t secede, try try again.

382 Higgs Boson's Mate  Nov 11, 2014 8:35:14am

re: #360 Vicious Piebola

383 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 8:35:21am

re: #378 austin_blue

Every two years, little villages from all across Texas send their Idiots to Austin to do some Legislatin’. Yesterday was the first day to file bills, and 350 were.

Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Mars) offered this chestnut:

capitol.state.tx.us

The North American Law Center and mouth breathers all over the Several States are cheering with abandon today!

(If you haven’t seen this little doozy before, have a quick read. It’s breathtaking in its simplicity. And stupidity. I thought this got settled in 1865, but I guess not.)

Just missed the start of session in Austin (was there last week). But it seems that significant numbers of Southerners deny the reason that the Civil War (aka the War of Southern Secession to Preserve Slavery) was fought. And they’re not above trying to deny the reality that federal law and federalism permits the federal government to act as it does.

This guy, and many like him, want to refight the civil rights movement, among others. They’re stuck on stupid, and you’d think that being paid minimum wage to work in the legislature might mean compassion might rub off on a few of these part-time legislators, but instead it brings out even more nuttiness and miscreants who ignore that their policies are depriving ever more people of a living wage.

384 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 8:39:19am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

385 Dr. Matt  Nov 11, 2014 8:40:20am

Good news for any lizards and family members who are high-risk for lung cancer:

Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for Older Longtime Smokers

WASHINGTON — Medicare will cover annual screenings for lung cancer for older Americans with long histories of heavy smoking, the federal government said Monday in a proposal that would cover an estimated four million people, many of whom are at greatest risk for the disease.

Monday’s draft decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would extend coverage for CT scans to Medicare beneficiaries who smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or the equivalent, even if they quit as long as 15 years ago. Scans would cost recipients nothing; the coverage would apply to beneficiaries through age 74.

386 jaunte  Nov 11, 2014 8:41:23am

re: #378 austin_blue

Texas Observer:

State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), who pledged to deal a fatal blow to the specter of Sharia law in Texas a few months back, doesn’t have a bill along those lines yet: But he does have legislation to kill daylight savings time, ensure teachers can place the Ten Commandments in a “prominent position” in classrooms, and establish a 14-member “joint nullification committee” to determine which federal laws are unconstitutional and should be nullified in the state. OK, man.
texasobserver.org

387 Romantic Heretic  Nov 11, 2014 8:44:20am

re: #378 austin_blue

Translation: Fuck the federal government. We don’t need a bunch of outsiders deciding what we can and cannot do.

388 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 8:45:53am

re: #387 Romantic Heretic

Translation: Fuck the federal government. We don’t need a bunch of outsiders deciding what we can and cannot do.

Until a hurricane comes ashore and trashes a bunch of stuff. Of course.
//

389 Skip Intro  Nov 11, 2014 8:47:50am

Let’s review what the newly minted idiot Senator from Iowa said during this question from Charles Pierce.

“What should he have done about Ebola?” Pierce said. “One person in America has Ebola.”

“OK, you’re the press and you’re giving me your opinion,” Ernst responded.

“It’s not an opinion, only one person in America has it,” Pierce interjected.

Yup. In GOP America facts are simply opinions when they cross party talking points.

It’s going to be a long, strange two years with these idiots in control.

390 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 8:48:42am

what a freak CCJ is.
The news story doesn’t say the driver is illegal, but CCJ says “it’s the talk of the town”.

idiot

391 jaunte  Nov 11, 2014 8:48:58am

re: #389 Skip Intro

Did she follow up with “I’m not a scientist?”

392 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 11, 2014 8:49:34am

re: #376 lawhawk

I prefer to remember that war by this man’s thoughts instead…

Dulce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.

GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!— An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.—
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

Wilfred Owen
KIA Novmber 4, 1918

393 iossarian  Nov 11, 2014 8:56:49am

re: #392 William Barnett-Lewis

Or Siegfried Sassoon:

‘GOOD-MORNING; good-morning!’ the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ‘em dead,
And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.
. . . .

But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

394 Skip Intro  Nov 11, 2014 8:58:45am

So what have the Democrats been up to lately?

So, naturally, the kidz went in search of the party’s “centrist” intelligentsia because the most important thing in Washington now is to find enough Democrats who will go along with Republican ideas so everybody can “get along” and “gridlock” will end and the dinner parties and cocktail hours won’t be so uncomfortable. So, come on down, Joe Manchin (D-Anthracite), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-GunsNAmmo), the maitre d’s of the Appomattox Bar And Grille.

…..

But already, a host of red-state Democrats signal a willingness to cut some deals with the GOP on the initial items atop their agenda. Donnelly wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax and restore the full-time workweek of 40 hours under the law, two major GOP priorities. Several senators - like Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly and McCaskill - want to move forward on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. And Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said he is pushing for three bipartisan bills - including overhauls of regulations, student loans, and parental and medical leave - that he hopes will get attention in the GOP Senate.

esquire.com

So it sounds like we can add another half dozen “Democrats” to the Republican side of the aisle next year.

Whoopee!

395 iossarian  Nov 11, 2014 8:59:10am

It’s worth remembering that in WWI, military leaders in western countries trained and ordered children to advance slowly and upright towards machine gun emplacements.

It’s why I prefer to call it “Armistice Day”. It’s to remember the end of a war, not military activity in general.

396 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 9:00:59am

And another Wilfred Owen:

Anthem for Doomed Youth

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, -
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing down of blinds.

397 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 9:05:32am

Remarque:
He fell in October, 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front.

He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.

398 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 9:12:14am

I had posted on here a couple of Veteran’s Days ago (or maybe last year) the following picture:
Bomber maintenance crew

I had remarked at the time that I knew little more. My mother was a little more forthcoming this Veteran’s Day; this picture was taken somewhere in England. My mother’s father served as a Tech Sergeant in the US Army Air Force in Europe. I’m told that my father’s father fought in France, but I have yet to uncover any evidence of this being the case. I may have to ask about that when I go home to fish country the weekend after next.

399 BeachDem  Nov 11, 2014 9:15:07am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahaha

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I’ll bet Charles P. Pierce is just shaking in his boots (the shaking comes from laughing so hard, he can’t control himself.)

Does upchuck even understand what libel is? Or how to tie his own shoes?

400 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 9:17:33am

re: #398 thedopefishlives

My brother and I have very tentative plans to go to France in 2016 and try to track down some locations our maternal grandfather was in while a Sgt in WW1.

(He was wounded in Oct 1918, and due to a few web-sites containing diary entries by someone else’s ancestors who were in the same company we think we can get close.)

Beyond that grandfather my family has been lucky. Ages just meshed wrong for anyone else having military service in either WW1 or WW2 beyond the men married to a couple of my paternal aunts.

401 Skip Intro  Nov 11, 2014 9:18:30am

re: #399 BeachDem

UpChuck is going to find the finest Pro Bono attorney Craig’s List has to offer, then we’ll see who’s laughing.

402 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 11, 2014 9:22:01am

My great uncle was a fair bit older than my paternal Grandfather, and served in the Great War as a caisson driver, relaying ammo to the front. I have an M1917 “Brodie” steel helmet to remind me of him and his time in France.

He returned and farmed his small plot the rest of his life and was kind to his grand nephew in his day.

403 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 9:22:15am

re: #400 Feline Fearless Leader

My brother and I have very tentative plans to go to France in 2016 and try to track down some locations our maternal grandfather was in while a Sgt in WW1.

(He was wounded in Oct 1918, and due to a few web-sites containing diary entries by someone else’s ancestors who were in the same company we think we can get close.)

Beyond that grandfather my family has been lucky. Ages just meshed wrong for anyone else having military service in either WW1 or WW2 beyond the men married to a couple of my paternal aunts.

My father’s uncle volunteered after WWII. My mother’s brother-in-law served in Vietnam (and is currently enrolled in the VA for complications due to exposure to Agent Orange; so conservatives who want to meddle with the VA can suck it). Both grandfathers I’ve already mentioned; mom’s dad was wounded somehow. I still don’t have details on that, either.

404 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 9:25:00am

My grandfather died in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. He was 29 years old.

405 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 9:38:10am

Whatever lumps I have to take for fishfolk being right-wing nutjobs, I’ll still stand by them to the end for their devotion to their country and their community. I love ‘em, even if the alignments of their heads need to be adjusted a few revolutions.

406 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 9:39:30am
407 Romantic Heretic  Nov 11, 2014 9:47:56am

re: #396 Feline Fearless Leader

And another Wilfred Owen:

Anthem for Doomed Youth

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, -
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing down of blinds.

Now thinking of this song from Gordon Lightfoot. The Patriot’s Dream

408 Resident of The United States of Jesus  Nov 11, 2014 9:48:30am

RWC, if you are reading, I sent you email!

409 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 9:48:43am
410 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 9:49:23am
411 Mattand  Nov 11, 2014 9:49:43am

Manchin: I Won’t Put Up With ‘Bulls**t’ If Dems Try To Obstruct GOP

Translation: “I, for one, welcome our new Republcian overlords.”

It should be noted that an earlier article in TPM flagged Manchin and Claire McCaskill as two of the six Democratic senators most likely to stab Obama in the back over the next two years.

Not that I want obstruction, but I get feeling that the good Senator here is going to roll over for tummy rubs every time the GOP looks at him cross-eyed.

Asshole.

412 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 9:50:07am

re: #409 Vicious Piebola

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413 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 9:51:43am
414 Dr Lizardo  Nov 11, 2014 9:54:07am

On this Armistice Day, I will recall the words of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, spoken in 1934 at the first gathering of British, New Zealand and Aussie vets to mark Gallipoli.

More magnificent words have rarely been spoken about the dead - especially considering that it was Mustafa Kemal who was the ANZAC’s foe in that ill-fated campaign.

Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives…
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours…
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land
They have become our sons as well

Memorial at Ari Burnu War Cemetary

415 Decatur Deb  Nov 11, 2014 9:56:03am

Where mathematics meets mayhem: An operations research report on 3 months of 8th Air Force casualties. It’s much too long to read, but note the detailed approach. (At this time an aircrewman had a 1% chance of being KIA/MIA on each combat flight. The required tour was 25 missions.)

history.amedd.army.mil

416 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 9:57:08am

re: #411 Mattand

Manchin: I Won’t Put Up With ‘Bulls**t’ If Dems Try To Obstruct GOP

Translation: “I, for one, welcome our new Republcian overlords.”

It should be noted that an earlier article in TPM flagged Manchin and Claire McCaskill as two of the six Democratic senators most likely to stab Obama in the back over the next two years.

Not that I want obstruction, but I get feeling that the good Senator here is going to roll over for tummy rubs every time the GOP looks at him cross-eyed.

Asshole.

Funny Joe, you didn’t say anything when the GOP was actually obstructing the Dems. What a pathetic coward Manchin is. Really with “friends” like this, does Obama really even need enemies?

417 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 9:58:48am

Another patriot heard from.

418 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 9:59:23am

I’d like us to actually put a little more than just symbolism behind appreciating our veterans. Policies to help those especially those who saw combat to readjust upon their return from war. I don’t know if a condition like PTSD is curable but it is treatable and we owe our veterans that much instead of trying to claim we’re more patriotic than thou.

419 Skip Intro  Nov 11, 2014 9:59:41am

re: #411 Mattand

Manchin: I Won’t Put Up With ‘Bulls**t’ If Dems Try To Obstruct GOP

Translation: “I, for one, welcome our new Republcian overlords.”

It should be noted that an earlier article in TPM flagged Manchin and Claire McCaskill as two of the six Democratic senators most likely to stab Obama in the back over the next two years.

Not that I want obstruction, but I get feeling that the good Senator here is going to roll over for tummy rubs every time the GOP looks at him cross-eyed.

Asshole.

McCaskill was recently touted by Maddow as 2016 presidential material.

420 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:00:12am

re: #417 Vicious Piebola

Another patriot heard from.

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And I’m sure he got help from programs along the way that the right would be happy to cut.

421 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 10:00:21am

re: #416 HappyWarrior

Funny Joe, you didn’t say anything when the GOP was actually obstructing the Dems. What a pathetic coward Manchin is. Really with “friends” like this, does Obama really even need enemies?

Manchin is, and always has been, very much the Blue Dog Dem (aka Republican Lite).

422 Skip Intro  Nov 11, 2014 10:01:32am

re: #416 HappyWarrior

Joe Manchin (D-Anthracite), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-GunsNAmmo),
as Charles Pierce calls them.

423 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:01:40am

re: #419 Skip Intro

McCaskill was recently touted by Maddow as 2016 presidential material.

Surely she jested. McCaskill? I see nothing in her record that sees her as a candidate that would fire up the Dem base to vote. In fact, she’s part of the whole “We’re not Republicans” problem. i mean I get that she represents a rapidly becoming red for the immediate future state but what red state Dems like her do isn’t leadership.

424 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:01:59am

re: #421 Backwoods_Sleuth

Manchin is, and always has been, very much the Blue Dog Dem (aka Republican Lite).

Of course.

425 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:02:41am

re: #422 Skip Intro

Joe Manchin (D-Anthracite), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-GunsNAmmo),
as Charles Pierce calls them.

I mean I somewhat understand that they have to trend on difficult ground because of their states but at the same time, they need to stand for something rather than engaging in this pathetic MBF game.

426 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:04:23am

Here’s what’s upsetting to me about the Democratic Party. They lose in a big way and their first thought is “How can we give into the Republicans?” and as I said I get it somewhat and understand they can’t sound too partisan. However, with Republicans, defeat means being even more partisan and obstructionist to the Democrats and President. I guess what I mean is I don’t want to ever hear how the Dems are “just as bad” as the GOP when you have one party that is actually accommodating after defeat and another that doubles down on the same old shit after defeat.

427 Interesting Times  Nov 11, 2014 10:04:41am

re: #422 Skip Intro

Joe Manchin (D-Anthracite), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-GunsNAmmo), as Charles Pierce calls them.

There was a commenter here last week who got laughed at for suggesting some Senate Dems would join a GOP impeachment attempt. Now, I can’t help but wonder if he might have indeed had a point o_O

428 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 10:05:14am

re: #427 Interesting Times

There was a commenter here last week who got laughed at for suggesting some Senate Dems would join a GOP impeachment attempt. Now, I can’t help but wonder if he might have indeed had a point o_O

I’ve always assumed there would be. I just assumed there wouldn’t be enough for it to succeed.

429 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:05:26am

I mean seriously who the fuck recommends to arthritis patients “Take a brisk walk!”

430 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:06:05am

That’s even stupider than JUST GET A BETTER JRRB!!!!!!

431 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 10:06:30am
432 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 10:07:23am

re: #430 Vicious Piebola

That’s even stupider than JUST GET A BETTER JRRB!!!!!!

I haven’t used this one in a while, but I think it’s time to go back to that oldest and truest of dopefish sayings: People are STUPID.

433 Targetpractice  Nov 11, 2014 10:08:43am

re: #427 Interesting Times

There was a commenter here last week who got laughed at for suggesting some Senate Dems would join a GOP impeachment attempt. Now, I can’t help but wonder if he might have indeed had a point o_O

Impeachment requires 67 votes to convict, so even with six turncoats, Republicans would still need 7 others in an election year that favors the DNC to join them in the President.

434 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 10:08:47am
435 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:10:42am
436 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:10:44am

re: #432 thedopefishlives

I haven’t used this one in a while, but I think it’s time to go back to that oldest and truest of dopefish sayings: People are STUPID.

If I may. People are STUPID and a lot of stupid people vote.

437 Lidane  Nov 11, 2014 10:11:48am

Please proceed:

438 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:12:14am

re: #435 Vicious Piebola

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My grandfather wanted CC status. Didn’t get it but ended up serving in Korea anyhow. That gets me thinking though on what I think was my and I think many of our introduction to the Derp King himself, Bryan Fischer. When Bryan said that the medic, Sal Giuanta I believe was the man’s name who won the CMOH receiving the award for saving lives was somehow “feminizing the CMOH.”

439 Mattand  Nov 11, 2014 10:13:07am

re: #434 lawhawk

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I’ll take it, if only because once we get into the nomination process, he’s going to label her a threat to the very core of the Republic itself.

440 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:13:12am

re: #437 Lidane

Please proceed:

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Well considering Joe Barton thinks Obama should be impeached over exec action on immigration, I suppose this is a “step up.” But really, please proceed assholes.

441 Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 11, 2014 10:13:16am
442 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:14:00am

re: #439 Mattand

I’ll take it, if only because once we get into the nomination process, he’s going to label her a threat to the very core of the Republic itself.

Probably. I don’t trust McCain’s complimentary words on Loretta Lynch at all.

443 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 10:14:48am

Yeah, by forced, he must mean pandering exclusively to low-information white voters and peddling fear and mistrust of the government, which is all the GOP offers these days.

Fear and mistrust of government to handle Ebola - even though there is currently no one in US being treated for Ebola and Dallas was ruled clear of the disease after the 42 (double the 21 day incubation period) day period has lapsed. NY, likewise hasn’t had any other cases show up despite lots of false positives being touted by media outlets incessantly.

I’m with you Gus, by all means let the RWNJ go and defend race-baiting neo-confederate Bat Puchanan some more.

444 Mattand  Nov 11, 2014 10:16:07am

re: #419 Skip Intro

McCaskill was recently touted by Maddow as 2016 presidential material.

re: #423 HappyWarrior

Surely she jested. McCaskill? I see nothing in her record that sees her as a candidate that would fire up the Dem base to vote. In fact, she’s part of the whole “We’re not Republicans” problem. i mean I get that she represents a rapidly becoming red for the immediate future state but what red state Dems like her do isn’t leadership.

Maddow has her blind spots like everyone else. Chuck Todd is one; McCaskill is another.

445 Mattand  Nov 11, 2014 10:17:15am

re: #443 lawhawk

How come Gus doesn’t post here anymore? Or am I just missing him when he’s here?

446 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:17:16am

re: #443 lawhawk

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Yeah, by forced, he must mean pandering exclusively to low-information white voters and peddling fear and mistrust of the government, which is all the GOP offers these days.

Fear and mistrust of government to handle Ebola - even though there is currently no one in US being treated for Ebola and Dallas was ruled clear of the disease after the 42 (double the 21 day incubation period) day period has lapsed. NY, likewise hasn’t had any other cases show up despite lots of false positives being touted by media outlets incessantly.

I’m with you Gus, by all means let the RWNJ go and defend race-baiting neo-confederate Bat Puchanan some more.

Always like to point out to those that accuse Obama of being the most Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel president that Obama never employed a genuine bigot like Pat Buchanan. And you’re absolutely right, it wasn’t the Dems that made the GOP the party of white people, it was the GOP themselves by playing on elements of the old Southern Strategy that Pat knows a lot about it.

447 Ace-o-aces  Nov 11, 2014 10:17:27am
448 Lidane  Nov 11, 2014 10:17:47am
449 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:17:56am

re: #444 Mattand

Maddow has her blind spots like everyone else. Chuck Todd is one; McCaskill is another.

Yeah I guess so. I just don’t see what she sees in her.

450 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:17:58am

re: #445 Mattand

How come Gus doesn’t post here anymore? Or am I just missing him when he’s here?

He’s on Twitter.

451 klystron  Nov 11, 2014 10:18:23am

re: #445 Mattand

How come Gus doesn’t post here anymore? Or am I just missing him when he’s here?

He’s been taking a break (and active on Twitter) but has made noises about coming back at some point.

452 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 10:18:30am

re: #447 Ace-o-aces

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He doesn’t think Ebola is real. Science went out the window a loooooong time ago with that one.

453 Mattand  Nov 11, 2014 10:18:41am

re: #443 lawhawk

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Yeah, by forced, he must mean pandering exclusively to low-information white voters and peddling fear and mistrust of the government, which is all the GOP offers these days.

Fear and mistrust of government to handle Ebola - even though there is currently no one in US being treated for Ebola and Dallas was ruled clear of the disease after the 42 (double the 21 day incubation period) day period has lapsed. NY, likewise hasn’t had any other cases show up despite lots of false positives being touted by media outlets incessantly.

I’m with you Gus, by all means let the RWNJ go and defend race-baiting neo-confederate Bat Puchanan some more.

Swear to God, it’s like in a comic book or action movie where the villain sets his master plan in action and then screams at the hero “Look what you made me do!”

454 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 10:18:52am

re: #442 HappyWarrior

I take it as a back handed compliment. And it actually shows more about McCain than it does Lynch. Condescension drips from McCain’s statement.

455 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:19:22am

re: #448 Lidane

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And who here is honestly shocked by Boehner doing this. God the more I see of the GOP since the midterms, the more disgusted I am with the American electorate for first furthering their majority in the House and also giving them the Senate.

456 lawhawk  Nov 11, 2014 10:19:28am

re: #445 Mattand

Don’t know - and I’ve been away the past week, so haven’t noticed one way or the other.

457 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:19:45am

Here’s a bunch of Gus if you miss him

458 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:19:51am

re: #454 lawhawk

I take it as a back handed compliment. And it actually shows more about McCain than it does Lynch. Condescension drips from McCain’s statement.

Good point.

459 BeachDem  Nov 11, 2014 10:20:36am

re: #419 Skip Intro

McCaskill was recently touted by Maddow as 2016 presidential material.

That’s hilarious. She probably wouldn’t have even won her last re-election but for Akin’s total meltdown.

460 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 10:20:40am

re: #457 Vicious Piebola

Well, if nothing else, his snark seems to be in perfect working order.

461 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:21:12am

re: #460 thedopefishlives

Well, if nothing else, his snark seems to be in perfect working order.

When the man is on, he is on.

462 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:22:58am

Pat Buchanan never met a right wing dictatorship he didn’t like.

463 Semper Fi  Nov 11, 2014 10:23:22am

re: #26 Vicious Piebola

I went to my doctor this afternoon and explained I can’t get the prescription filled for my meds because the pharmacies don’t have it, so he wrote a script for a different med and THE PHARMACIES DON’T HAVE THAT EITHER.

I always have good success at Costco Pharmacy.

464 EPR-radar  Nov 11, 2014 10:26:02am

re: #462 HappyWarrior

Pat Buchanan never met a right wing dictatorship he didn’t like.

Up to and including the main man himself, Adolf Hitler.

465 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Nov 11, 2014 10:26:34am

re: #453 Mattand

Swear to God, it’s like in a comic book or action movie where the villain sets his master plan in action and then screams at the hero “Look what you made me do!”

Or the alcoholic who blames his wife for drinking…

466 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:27:01am

re: #463 Semper Fi

I always have good success at Costco Pharmacy.

I think pharmacies are rejecting all scripts for people who are not regular customers. I used to get my meds from Express Scripts (Medco) but with the new regs they can’t fill them any more.

So I am basically SOL.

467 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:27:12am

re: #464 EPR-radar

Up to and including the main man himself, Adolph Hitler.

Seriously, it’s amazing how far a Hitler apologist like Buchanan got in GOP circles. I mean we’re talking about someone who actually believes that Germany was not the aggressor in WWII.

468 EPR-radar  Nov 11, 2014 10:27:38am

re: #465 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Or the alcoholic who blames his wife for drinking…

The domestic abuser with “see what you made me do!”

469 EPR-radar  Nov 11, 2014 10:29:53am

re: #467 HappyWarrior

Seriously, it’s amazing how far a Hitler apologist like Buchanan got in GOP circles. I mean we’re talking about someone who actually believes that Germany was not the aggressor in WWII.

I got my first passport shortly after Buchanan won the NH GOP primary in the 1996 presidential race.

470 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:30:22am

The Atwater saying. About saying n-word not working switching to things like “lower taxes and cutting spending” is so true. To be frank, the GOP and right have been pushers and beneficiaries of campaigns that go after the “soft racism” of many White Americans.

471 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:30:51am

re: #469 EPR-radar

I got my first passport shortly after Buchanan won the NH GOP primary in the 1996 presidential race.

I don’t blame you. Pretty scary that Buchanan could win a GOP primary.

472 Amory Blaine  Nov 11, 2014 10:31:12am

I miss Gus. I might have to join twitter just to say hi. :p

473 Dr Lizardo  Nov 11, 2014 10:33:05am

re: #453 Mattand

Swear to God, it like in a comic book or action movie where the villain sets his master plan in action and then screams at the hero “Look what you made me do!”

Heh. One of the things I loved about the film Watchmen was this little nugget from Adrian Veidt - aka Ozymandias;

“I’m not a comic book villain. Do you seriously think I’d explain my masterstroke to you if there were even the slightest possibility you could affect the outcome? I triggered it thirty-five minutes ago.”

I laughed out loud at that line. Brilliant.

474 EPR-radar  Nov 11, 2014 10:33:17am

re: #470 HappyWarrior

The Atwater saying. About saying n-word not working switching to things like “lower taxes and cutting spending” is so true. To be frank, the GOP and right have been pushers and beneficiaries of campaigns that go after the “soft racism” of many White Americans.

Indeed. I’d really like to see a GOP apologist deal with the reality of the Southern strategy and its ongoing rot of the GOP. The usual approach of finding something else to talk about is not even a feeble defense.

475 Eventual Carrion  Nov 11, 2014 10:33:58am

re: #429 Vicious Piebola

I mean seriously who the fuck recommends to arthritis patients “Take a brisk walk!”

Rub some mud on it.

476 Amory Blaine  Nov 11, 2014 10:34:05am

re: #279 Amory Blaine

Avast is was showing malware on the front page. Gone now.

Edit: It’s back.

This is still happening for me. Anyone else?

477 NJDhockeyfan  Nov 11, 2014 10:34:53am
478 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 10:35:45am

re: #476 Amory Blaine

This is still happening for me. Anyone else?

It’s probably one of the ads. Unscrupulous ad providers can (and do) get hacked with malware.

479 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:36:02am

re: #474 EPR-radar

Indeed. I’d really like to see a GOP apologist deal with the reality of the Southern strategy and its ongoing rot of the GOP. The usual approach of finding something else to talk about is not even a feeble defense.

If you bring up the “Southern Strategy” they go HURR HURR IT LIBRUL LIES!!!!!! LIES!!!!! MLK WAS A REPUBLICAN!!!!! EVERETT DIRKSEN PASS TEH CIVIL RIGHTS LAW!!!!! LBJ SAID TEH N WORD!!!!!!

Then you ask why did Blacks leave the GOP and go en masse to the Democrats if they’re the racists?

HURR HURR IT ALL TEH FOOD STAMPS & TEH FREE STUFFS!!!!!!

If they mean to say that Blacks as a whole are ingrates & lazy moochers that’s totally not racist, is it?

480 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:36:34am

re: #474 EPR-radar

Indeed. I’d really like to see a GOP apologist deal with the reality of the Southern strategy and its ongoing rot of the GOP. The usual approach of finding something else to talk about is not even a feeble defense.

I do remember the then RNC chair Mehlman admitting it was wrong but Rush got furious because we all know who really is in charge. And then we never really heard much again from the RNC about it. The fact of the matter is the GOP has been playing off of white resentment for Democrats supporting the Civil Rights movement for nearly a half century now. It may not be as obvious as n-word n-word but shit like saying minorities support Democrats because of “free stuff” is certainly an extension of it.

481 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:37:36am
482 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:39:13am

re: #479 Vicious Piebola

If you bring up the “Southern Strategy” they go HURR HURR IT LIBRUL LIES!!!!!! LIES!!!!! MLK WAS A REPUBLICAN!!!!! EVERETT DIRKSEN PASS TEH CIVIL RIGHTS LAW!!!!! LBJ SAID TEH N WORD!!!!!!

Then you ask why did Blacks leave the GOP and go en masse to the Democrats if they’re the racists?

HURR HURR IT ALL TEH FOOD STAMPS & TEH FREE STUFFS!!!!!!

I mean to say that Blacks as a whole are ingrates & lazy moochers that’s totally not racist, is it?

I’d like them to actually answer this simple question. I’ll acknowledge that Republicans did support the CRA of ‘64 and that indeed many Democrats opposed but I want them to answer this: That if the Republican Party were so committed to the Civil Rights, then why would they nominate an opponent of the legislation for president? And why did Nixon run to the right of Nixon circa 1960 on Civil Rights and furthermore why was “Saint Reagan” more closer to George Wallace than MLK on Civil Rights. I’ll never get an answer I know because they actually believe that LBJ was “the real racist” even though for all his warts, no president in the 20th century did more on civil rights.

483 austin_blue  Nov 11, 2014 10:39:43am

She Who Must Be Obeyed and I have capitulated. We have turned on the central heating system for the first time in almost seven months.

484 Vicious Piebola  Nov 11, 2014 10:40:59am

re: #482 HappyWarrior

I’d like them to actually answer this simple question. I’ll acknowledge that Republicans did support the CRA of ‘64 and that indeed many Democrats opposed but I want them to answer this: That if the Republican Party were so committed to the Civil Rights, then why would they nominate an opponent of the legislation for president? And why did Nixon run to the right of Nixon circa 1960 on Civil Rights and furthermore why was “Saint Reagan” more closer to George Wallace than MLK on Civil Rights. I’ll never get an answer I know because they actually believe that LBJ was “the real racist” even though for all his warts, no president in the 20th century did more on civil rights.

I have been through this with the #tcot idiots.

HURR HURR ROBERT BYRD1!!!!!!

Um, David Duke?

HURR HURR!!!! ROBERT BYRD!!! ROBERTBYRDROBERTBYRDROBERTBYRDLBJNWORDWALLACEKKK

485 Amory Blaine  Nov 11, 2014 10:41:21am

re: #429 Vicious Piebola

I mean seriously who the fuck recommends to arthritis patients “Take a brisk walk!”

The same people who recommend using the emergency room as a health plan.

486 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:41:58am

I like though how according to the dimwits on TCOT we’re supposed to assume that the Democratic Party of the 1870’s is the same as the Democratic Party of today even though an openly white supremacist party would never nominate someone like Barack Obama for any office let alone the presidency but yet we’re supposed to ignore the GOP’s actions in the 60’s, 70’,s, and 80’s that are still done today. And calling the KKK liberals is the most pathetic joke of all time. Tell the Klan they were liberals and they’d laugh at you. The klan hated and still does hate liberals.

487 EPR-radar  Nov 11, 2014 10:42:12am

re: #480 HappyWarrior

I do remember the then RNC chair Mehlman admitting it was wrong but Rush got furious because we all know who really is in charge. And then we never really heard much again from the RNC about it. The fact of the matter is the GOP has been playing off of white resentment for Democrats supporting the Civil Rights movement for nearly a half century now. It may not be as obvious as n-word n-word but shit like saying minorities support Democrats because of “free stuff” is certainly an extension of it.

Ongoing GOP efforts at voter suppression are also a big part of this.

Mehlman’s admission is about 0.1% of what the GOP needs to do to get on the right side of this issue.

The reality is that after the civil rights bills passed in the 60s, the GOP had a choice. They could have said to the disgruntled racists bolting from the Democrats “we’re happy to have your votes, but we aren’t going to change our candidates and platforms to cater to your unjustified grievances”.

This is not the path that was taken.

To try to fix it now, the GOP would somehow have to purge the racists and neo-Confederates from its ranks, which would appear to be impossible.

488 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:43:38am

re: #484 Vicious Piebola

I have been through this with the #tcot idiots.

HURR HURR ROBERT BYRD1!!!!!!

Um, David Duke?

HURR HURR!!!! ROBERT BYRD!!! ROBERTBYRDROBERTBYRDROBERTBYRDLBJNWORDWALLACEKKK

I wouldn’t even bring up David Duke. I’d just bring up to them that if their party was as committed on civil rights as they claim they need to explain why Goldwater was nominated, why Reagan until pressured opposed the MLK holiday, and why Nixon embraced Strom Thurmond. Point out what their actual presidential candidates did. It is notable to point out though that Duke got over 40% of the vote though running as a Republican.

489 thedopefishlives  Nov 11, 2014 10:43:52am

re: #485 Amory Blaine

The same people who recommend using the emergency room as a health plan.

Health insurance? You don’t need no stinkin’ health insurance! Emergency rooms are required to treat you ON OUR DIME!

*months pass*

WHADDYA MEAN THE HOSPITAL RELEASED AN EBOLA PATIENT?!?!?! Oh, it was because they had no health insurance? *crickets*

490 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:44:05am

re: #487 EPR-radar

Ongoing GOP efforts at voter suppression are also a big part of this.

Mehlman’s admission is about 0.1% of what the GOP needs to do to get on the right side of this issue.

The reality is that after the civil rights bills passed in the 60s, the GOP had a choice. They could have said to the disgruntled racists bolting from the Democrats “we’re happy to have your votes, but we aren’t going to change our candidates and platforms to cater to your unjustified grievances”.

This is not the path that was taken.

To try to fix it now, the GOP would somehow have to purge the racists and neo-Confederates from its ranks, which would appear to be impossible.

Precisely. Nailed it.

491 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 10:47:16am

re: #451 klystron

He’s been taking a break (and active on Twitter) but has made noises about coming back at some point.

I’d rather he take a break and come back refreshed than get wound up to the point that he considers a flounce (or equivalent thereof.)

492 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 10:48:01am

re: #454 lawhawk

I take it as a back handed compliment. And it actually shows more about McCain than it does Lynch. Condescension drips from McCain’s statement.

Yep. Lots of pretty words - but nothing regarding her qualifications for being AG.

493 Semper Fi  Nov 11, 2014 10:48:29am

re: #398 thedopefishlives

I had posted on here a couple of Veteran’s Days ago (or maybe last year) the following picture:
Bomber maintenance crew

I had remarked at the time that I knew little more. My mother was a little more forthcoming this Veteran’s Day; this picture was taken somewhere in England. My mother’s father served as a Tech Sergeant in the US Army Air Force in Europe. I’m told that my father’s father fought in France, but I have yet to uncover any evidence of this being the case. I may have to ask about that when I go home to fish country the weekend after next.

Then thanks for reposting. I missed the first…

494 austin_blue  Nov 11, 2014 10:49:21am

re: #487 EPR-radar

Ongoing GOP efforts at voter suppression are also a big part of this.

Mehlman’s admission is about 0.1% of what the GOP needs to do to get on the right side of this issue.

The reality is that after the civil rights bills passed in the 60s, the GOP had a choice. They could have said to the disgruntled racists bolting from the Democrats “we’re happy to have your votes, but we aren’t going to change our candidates and platforms to cater to your unjustified grievances”.

This is not the path that was taken.

To try to fix it now, the GOP would somehow have to purge the racists and neo-Confederates from its ranks, which would appear to be impossible.

If the Texas Republican Party did that kind of purge, 60% of the state’s population would disappear. This is not a new phenomenon here. In 1928, Texas went for the Republican Herbert Hoover (gasp!) in the Prez race because they couldn’t vote for that Papist Al Smith.

495 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 10:50:18am

re: #467 HappyWarrior

Seriously, it’s amazing how far a Hitler apologist like Buchanan got in GOP circles. I mean we’re talking about someone who actually believes that Germany was not the aggressor in WWII.

Well, at an abstract level how is Germany’s approach in the late 30s that different from GOP negotiations with the Democrats? “I just want X and we’ll have peace. Now just give me Y and things will be peachy.” etc. etc.

496 HappyWarrior  Nov 11, 2014 10:51:25am

The Southern Strategy I think had another non racial consequence that I don’t think gets talked about. Before the 60’s, there really was a consensus in American society about government. Policies like reasonable wages, benefits, etc were pretty much accepted. But when the Great Society and with it the Civil Rights Movement was going to make those benefits for all not just whites. The idea that “big government” was taking away “liberty” took hold. Now to be fair, there was always that mindset on the old right that hated the post WWII consensus regardless but for the majority of American people, it was something agreed on. The Southern Strategy fed the myth that still persists to this day that “Government is the problem.” It’s why you paradoxically see areas that benefit and could benefit from strong social welfare programs supporting Republicans. The culture war also applies here too since GOP candidates have convinced many less off voters that hating gays or the idea of women having the right to choose is a bigger horror than having the government cut programs that could and do benefit them.

497 Semper Fi  Nov 11, 2014 10:52:01am

re: #466 Vicious Piebola

I think pharmacies are rejecting all scripts for people who are not regular customers. I used to get my meds from Express Scripts (Medco) but with the new regs they can’t fill them any more.

So I am basically SOL.

In that case, I like the scenery from the bridge rather than the tunnel. Good luck.

498 EPR-radar  Nov 11, 2014 10:52:46am

re: #495 Feline Fearless Leader

Well, at an abstract level how is Germany’s approach in the late 30s that different from GOP negotiations with the Democrats? “I just want X and we’ll have peace. Now just give me Y and things will be peachy.” etc. etc.

The Germans in the 1930s promised peace after each concession, while the US GOP is not so weak-willed as to even lie about a promised peace.

499 Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 11, 2014 10:54:42am

re: #473 Dr Lizardo

Heh. One of the things I loved about the film Watchmen was this little nugget from Adrian Veidt - aka Ozymandias;

I laughed out loud at that line. Brilliant.

That was one of the main reasons I liked _Watchmen_ so much. It set a whole bunch of what I thought were the common comic books tropes on their heads. (Note: I am not a comic book buyer/reader, so I might not have a “true” grasp of what those tropes should be.)

500 Dr Lizardo  Nov 11, 2014 10:59:06am

re: #499 Feline Fearless Leader

That was one of the main reasons I liked _Watchmen_ so much. It set a whole bunch of what I thought were the common comic books tropes on their heads. (Note: I am not a comic book buyer/reader, so I might not have a “true” grasp of what those tropes should be.)

It’s basically a deconstructionist look at comic-book archetypes. Like the masked vigilante (ie, Batman) who in Watchmen is best typified by Rorschach, who is arguably insane, and at the very least, profoundly mentally and emotionally disturbed.

501 William Barnett-Lewis  Nov 11, 2014 1:10:18pm

re: #500 Dr Lizardo

It’s basically a deconstructionist look at comic-book archetypes. Like the masked vigilante (ie, Batman) who in Watchmen is best typified by Rorschach, who is arguably insane, and at the very least, profoundly mentally and emotionally disturbed.

A bit late, but I always considered Rorschach to be the only sane character in Watchmen.


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