Lucinda Williams Tears It Up in an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Something wicked this way comes
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What a treat to find a new video at NPR’s YouTube channel with the great Lucinda Williams and her amazing band.

She came to the Tiny Desk a little unsure, and left singing “West Memphis” with intensity and passion. Lucinda Williams has a voice like no other, and it shines in these intimate moments.

Williams is on a roll with a new double album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, which is filled with fresh and beautiful songs — all this from a songwriter known for working at a deliberate pace. Hearing her perform these new songs with her brilliant band was a rare and exciting treat. — BOB BOILEN

Set List
” Something Wicked This Way Comes”
” Cold Day In Hell”
” Protection”
” West Memphis”

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Maggie Starbard; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Maggie Starbard; Assistant Producer: Susan Hale Thomas; photo by Susan Hale Thomas/NPR

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1 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 6:02:44pm

We saw her and the band at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano a few months ago. Great show and the place was packed.

2 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 6:06:34pm

re: #1 Higgs Boson’s Mate

We saw her and the band at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano a few months ago. Great show and the place was packed.

How many swallows were in the audience?

/I had to say it.

3 psddluva4evah  Dec 23, 2014 6:08:51pm

Evening.

So I’ve got to work this Christmas at the hospital, but i do get off early, so I’m taking the kiddos to see Annie. Now if lived in NYC/LA/ATL I’d be going to see Selma as well.

Been hearing alot about the “Selma” movie this week. I was always gonna see Selma, but I also had the Angelina Jolie movie “Unbroken” on my ‘biopic” list. Of the two though, I’ve had at least 3 or 4 people I trust to review movies who have told me that Unbroken is “uneven” and not as good as the hype. Selma on the other hand, I’ve been told is STELLAR. In fact I was told to bring tissue because it’s uplifting, yet bittersweet.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it has 43 critic reviews so far, has a 100% rating among critics and 95% among audiences who have seen it. Wow!

Here’s a new clip from the movie.

Selma New Trailer

I ain’t gonna lie, when the lil girls says at the beginning of this clip “Uncle Marty!” with such joy, I get a little misty!

4 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 6:13:04pm

re: #2 Dark_Falcon

How many swallows were in the audience?

/I had to say it.

LOL. For the last two years there were more swallows in San Clemente than there were in San Juan. One of the churches in S.C. was just rotten with them.

5 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 6:13:45pm

re: #3 psddluva4evah

Evening.

So I’ve got to work this Christmas at the hospital, but i do get off early, so I’m taking the kiddos to see Annie. Now if lived in NYC/LA/ATL I’d be going to see Selma as well.

Been hearing alot about the “Selma” movie this week. I was always gonna see Selma, but I also had the Angelina Jolie movie “Unbroken” on my ‘biopic” list. Of the two though, I’ve had at least 3 or 4 people I trust to review movies who have told me that Unbroken is “uneven” and not as good as the hype. Selma on the other hand, I’ve been told is STELLAR. In fact I was told to bring tissue because it’s uplifting, yet bittersweet.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it has 43 critic reviews so far, has a 100% rating among critics and 95% among audiences who have seen it. Wow!

Here’s a new clip from the movie.

Selma New Trailer

I ain’t gonna lie, when the lil girls says at the beginning of this clip “Uncle Marty!” with such joy, I get a little misty!

I received 4 movie passes as a gift. I’m thinking my choices. Thanks for the tips. Selma definitely. Boyhood is still showing and I really want to see it. Otherwise I’m undecided.

6 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 6:26:22pm

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7 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 6:31:15pm
8 blueraven  Dec 23, 2014 6:32:41pm

Love, love love Lucinda.

Have see her a few times in Austin. She is the real deal. A Great songwriter and a soulful singer.
My nic is from one of her songs.

9 dog philosopher  Dec 23, 2014 6:36:46pm

re: #6 b_sharp

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i will compose a reply to this post soon

10 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 6:42:56pm
11 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 6:43:41pm

re: #6 b_sharp

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You really should page these long comments.

12 A Cranky One  Dec 23, 2014 6:43:45pm

re: #9 dog philosopher

Placeholder for my reply to your reply

13 Charles Johnson  Dec 23, 2014 6:46:59pm
14 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 6:47:10pm

Several air masses in conflict.

15 blueraven  Dec 23, 2014 6:50:16pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Several air masses in conflict.

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Oh hell, why not? It reflects the mood of the country right now.

Something wicked this way comes.

16 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 6:50:25pm
17 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 6:51:03pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Several air masses in conflict.

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Several Species of Small Furry Animals in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict:
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18 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 6:51:47pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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I can’t agree based on conservatives I’ve known in real life. I think its a subset of online screamers who are hate driven.

19 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 6:51:55pm

Hello. My name is Gus.

20 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 6:54:22pm

re: #19 Gus

Hello. My name is Gus.

Hi, Gus!

21 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 6:54:31pm

re: #19 Gus

Hello. My name is Gus.

Hello Gus.

22 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 6:55:25pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

I can’t agree based on conservatives I’ve known in real life. I think its a subset of online screamers who are hate driven.

Really? Because a number of the ‘sane Conservatives’ I used to know and respect completely lost their shit in the last 6 years.

23 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 6:56:58pm

re: #20 Dark_Falcon

Hi, Gus!

re: #21 b_sharp

Hello Gus.

‘Ello!

24 Dave In Austin  Dec 23, 2014 6:57:27pm

re: #19 Gus

Hello. My name is Gus.

No muss, no fuss Gus…

25 b.d.  Dec 23, 2014 6:58:06pm

re: #19 Gus

Hello. My name is Gus.

Hello Mr. Gus

Don’t tell me, I know you from somewhere. Were you down at the Rio Grande with us when we fought off the invading Isis armies?

26 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 6:58:15pm

re: #24 Dave In Austin

No muss, no fuss Gus…

Gus the bus the big fat pus.

27 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 6:59:05pm

re: #25 b.d.

Hello Mr. Gus

Don’t tell me, I know you from somewhere. Were you down at the Rio Grande with us when we fought off the invading Isis armies?

Yep. That was me. Got the ISIS beard and everything except I also do a number of fake foreign accents for entertainment.

28 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 6:59:41pm

re: #27 Gus

Yep. That was me. Got the ISIS beard and everything except I also do a number of fake foreign accents for entertainment.

But, can you dance?

29 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 6:59:57pm

re: #25 b.d.

Hello Mr. Gus

Don’t tell me, I know you from somewhere. Were you down at the Rio Grande with us when we fought off the invading Isis armies?

Battle fatigue must have dulled your memory, since we were fighting battalions worth of cartel enforcers that day.

//

30 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:00:11pm

re: #28 b_sharp

But, can you dance?

Not anymore.

31 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 7:00:54pm

re: #30 Gus

Not anymore.

How is that leg of yours?

32 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:01:06pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

Really? Because a number of the ‘sane Conservatives’ I used to know and respect completely lost their shit in the last 6 years.

Really really. We seem to know different types of people.

33 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:01:31pm

re: #31 b_sharp

How is that leg of yours?

Mumble, mumble, mumble. If you know what I mean.

34 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:03:03pm

Officer Ramos was a graffiti artist in his younger years.

35 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 23, 2014 7:03:40pm
36 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 23, 2014 7:05:04pm

BATSHIT WINGNUTTERY IN ONE TWEET:

37 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 7:05:33pm

re: #33 Gus

Mumble, mumble, mumble. If you know what I mean.

I think I do.

38 blueraven  Dec 23, 2014 7:05:59pm

re: #34 Gus

Officer Ramos was a graffiti artist in his younger years.

He seemed like a really good guy.

Sucks.

39 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 7:06:20pm

re: #19 Gus

Hello. My name is Gus.

Hi, Gus!

40 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:06:51pm

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

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:(

I’ve grown to love Poppy.

41 psddluva4evah  Dec 23, 2014 7:07:08pm

re: #5 #FergusonFireside

the movie looks good. From some readings it also seems the movie does NOT shy away from the subject of King’s infedility. He doesn’t put him on a pedestal, but through scenes with King and wife Corretta, Duvernay tries to show the human side to the man (one such scene i’m hearing about alot involves those taped recording Hoover sent to Corretta King of MLK with another woman. A move by Hoover, BTW, that if not directly ordered by LBJ, was sanctioned when he “allowed” Hoover to do what he could to “distract” King from his plans vis a vis Voting Rights Act).

The director I think was smart because unlike Jolie, she chose to focus on one particular event in the short life of Dr King, the Selma marches, rather than trying to do a true “biopic” of the whole life of MLK (which to my mind there is STILL nothing better than Paul Winfield’s portrayal of King for the TV movie). Jolie on the other hand chose to try to do a complete biopic from life to present and from reviews I’ve read, it was too extraordinary of a life to delegate to just under 3 hrs.

42 b.d.  Dec 23, 2014 7:07:36pm

mañana amigos

43 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 23, 2014 7:08:19pm

OK so I checked the national weather reports and they’re all like OMG WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!! and then I check the local weather report and it’s like OK we’s a have some rains, no biggie, all flights on time yo!

44 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:09:38pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

BATSHIT WINGNUTTERY IN ONE TWEET:

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Quite Concur.

45 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:09:49pm

re: #41 psddluva4evah

(one such scene i’m hearing about alot involves those taped recording Hoover sent to Corretta King of MLK with another woman. A move by Hoover, BTW, that if not directly ordered by LBJ, was sanctioned when he “allowed” Hoover to do what he could to “distract” King from his plans vis a vis Voting Rights Act).

Whoa.

Our government. Then and I assume now.

46 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:10:08pm

re: #29 Dark_Falcon

Battle fatigue must have dulled your memory, since we were fighting battalions worth of cartel enforcers that day.

//

BTW. How’s your leg doing?

47 dog philosopher  Dec 23, 2014 7:11:02pm

it’s just all part of the wonderful mackerel of christmas

48 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:12:12pm

re: #46 Gus

BTW. How’s your leg doing?

Decent at the moment.

49 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:13:58pm

re: #47 dog philosopher

it’s just all part of the wonderful mackerel of christmas

Dog on a roll tonight.

50 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 7:14:01pm

re: #46 Gus

BTW. How’s your leg doing?

You mean D_F’s gout?

How much can ground glass in the joint really hurt?

51 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 7:14:20pm

re: #49 #FergusonFireside

Dog on a roll tonight.

Hot dog.

52 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 7:14:30pm

re: #48 Dark_Falcon

Decent at the moment.

I have the sads because no one gives a damn about *my* leg.

Not that there is anything wrong with it, mind you, but the lack of concern from my fellow lizards is just depressing.

53 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:15:39pm

re: #52 austin_blue

I have the sads because no one gives a damn about *my* leg.

Not that there is anything wrong with it, mind you, but the lack of concern from my fellow lizards is just depressing.

{{{{Austin Blue’s Leg}}}}

54 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 7:16:52pm

re: #53 Gus

{{{{Austin Blue’s Leg}}}}

There ya go! I’m feeling warmer and fuzzier by the minute.

Thank you, Gus! I may survive Christmas!

55 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 7:16:53pm
56 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:17:12pm

re: #52 austin_blue

I have the sads because no one gives a damn about *my* leg.

Not that there is anything wrong with it, mind you, but the lack of concern from my fellow lizards is just depressing.

I hit my knee HARD on the cabinet corner about 20 minutes ago.

Still stinging.

updog

57 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:18:22pm

re: #54 austin_blue

There ya go! I’m feeling warmer and fuzzier by the minute.

Thank you, Gus! I may survive Christmas!

It’s like the Battle of the Bulge and we’re in a fox hole man! //

58 jaunte  Dec 23, 2014 7:18:23pm
59 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:18:27pm

re: #50 b_sharp

You mean D_F’s gout?

How much can ground glass in the joint really hurt?

My ankle’s fine, actually.

60 nines09  Dec 23, 2014 7:18:47pm

re: #16 #FergusonFireside

“Me and my massively malignant personality and poisonous ego will be on display along with my mystery head topping. Anyone interested in a slightly used casino or two? Atlantic City sucks. I have no real friends. Can I tell you how many people who had faith in me are ruined?”

61 bratwurst  Dec 23, 2014 7:18:50pm

Now that the Dow has hit 18,000, let us remember the worst op-ed in history

On March 6, 2009, former George W. Bush adviser Michael Boskin offered whatever the opposite of a prophesy is when he said that “Obama’s Radicalism Is Killing the Dow.” Now let’s set the scene. Obama had been in office for less than two months at that point, and in that time, stocks had admittedly fallen a lot as markets worried that the big bank bailout known as TARP wouldn’t actually be enough to save the banks. It got so bad that Citigroup briefly became a penny stock.

Boskin, though, didn’t think that this once-in-three-generations financial crisis was to blame for the market meltdown. Instead, he blamed it on Obama for … talking about raising taxes? “It’s hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street,” Boskin philosophized, “as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president’s policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy.”

He is probably like the ONLY George W. Bush advisor that has later been shown to be a fucking idiot. /

62 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:19:04pm

re: #55 teleskiguy

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Used to live across from a beach parking lot where they had two huge dumpsters for Christmas tree drop off. Every year was a light show when people would set the whole lot on fire.

63 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 7:19:13pm

re: #52 austin_blue

I have the sads because no one gives a damn about *my* leg.

Not that there is anything wrong with it, mind you, but the lack of concern from my fellow lizards is just depressing.

It’s ugly.

64 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:19:50pm

re: #57 Gus

It’s like the Battle of the Bulge and we’re in a fox hole man! //

Damnit, I get cast as the fascist again. Oh well… [fires 88mm AA gun at Austin and Gus]

65 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 7:20:35pm

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

My ankle’s fine, actually.

Oh, oh. It’s moving up.

Wait til you get gout in your jaw.

66 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:22:28pm

re: #65 b_sharp

Oh, oh. It’s moving up.

Wait til you get gout in your jaw.

No, it stays below my knee.

67 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:22:47pm

re: #65 b_sharp

Oh, oh. It’s moving up.

Wait til you get gout in your jaw.

Stop it.

68 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 7:24:38pm

re: #64 Dark_Falcon

Damnit, I get cast as the fascist again. Oh well… [fires 88mm AA gun at Austin and Gus]

Goddam 88’s….next thing you know they’ll be putting them in tanks.

Wait, what’s that noise?

69 Romantic Heretic  Dec 23, 2014 7:25:16pm

re: #28 b_sharp

But, can you dance?

I could, but then I took an arrow in the knee.

70 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 23, 2014 7:27:49pm

For you fans of the movie Iron Sky. There’s a new one coming in 2016 and it seems like they have outdone themselves.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race Teaser TRAILER (2015) Nazis Dinosaurs Movie HD

71 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:29:04pm

re: #70 GlutenFreeJesus

For you fans of the movie Iron Sky. There’s a new one coming in 2016 and it seems like they have outdone themselves.

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Nice, but to be perfect it would have to be Jesus riding that T-Rex.

//

72 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:34:12pm

re: #68 austin_blue

Goddam 88’s….next thing you know they’ll be putting them in tanks.

Wait, what’s that noise?

It is called a Jagdpanther. It has armor your puny bazooka can’t breech and a gun that will turn your tanks to junk! Flee for your lives, Ami bastards! MUWAHAHAHA!!

73 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 7:37:10pm

I know UpChuck is far off the reservation, but this crept me out.

74 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 7:38:16pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

I know UpChuck is far off the reservation, but this crept me out.

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WTF?

75 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:38:37pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

I know UpChuck is far off the reservation, but this crept me out.

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So now the Ginger Avenger is dropping Birther turds. They still stink and so does he.

76 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 23, 2014 7:40:13pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

I know UpChuck is far off the reservation, but this crept me out.

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He wants to have Obama’s baby.

77 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 7:40:28pm

re: #75 Dark_Falcon

So now the Ginger Avenger is dropping Birther turds. They still stink and so does he.

78 De Kolta Chair  Dec 23, 2014 7:41:57pm

re: #70 GlutenFreeJesus

For you fans of the movie Iron Sky. There’s a new one coming in 2016 and it seems like they have outdone themselves.

That has to be first coming attraction ever made that lists not only the accountant but also the assistant accountant.

79 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:42:04pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

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80 bratwurst  Dec 23, 2014 7:42:50pm
81 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 7:42:55pm

re: #76 The Vicious Babushka

He wants to have Obama’s baby.

Would UpChuck go through with it like noted tough guy Ahh-nold did?

My nipples are very sensitive.
82 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 7:44:41pm

UpChuck has snakes for brains.

83 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:45:19pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

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Sorry, but who’s the dude on the right?

84 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:46:01pm

re: #82 teleskiguy

UpChuck has snakes for brains.

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ah, answered.

Jeeze louise, Chuck is desperate.

85 #FergusonFireside  Dec 23, 2014 7:47:20pm

re: #84 #FergusonFireside

ah, answered.

Jeeze louise, Chuck is desperate.

His Christmas wish is for Donald Trump to contact him.

86 Whack-A-Mole  Dec 23, 2014 7:50:21pm

Someone should really put up a Kickstarter to get Chucky some meds…

87 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 23, 2014 7:51:10pm
No Moon That is!

Baking gingerbread cookies the other day with a Star Wars theme.

88 Charles Johnson  Dec 23, 2014 7:53:03pm
89 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 7:56:56pm

Cuban Sandwiches and Cuba Libres to celebrate the improvement in relations! Havana-ther one!

Cuba! I’m going to Cuba!
90 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:57:08pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

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91 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:58:10pm

How the mighty have fallen. //

92 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 7:58:20pm

re: #90 Gus

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93 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 7:59:03pm

re: #92 Dark_Falcon

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INORITE

94 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 7:59:26pm

re: #84 #FergusonFireside

ah, answered.

Jeeze louise, Chuck is desperate.

More to the point:

What’s the point at this point? The right wing is going to slime Obama with *more* innuendo?

Face it wingnuts, you aren’t getting another crack at the guy. He’s done with elections.

It’s just pitiful.

95 jaunte  Dec 23, 2014 7:59:50pm
“cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley worked for a Muslim Brotherhood front group, according to his Facebook page

Must credit either GotNews or Facebook loon.

96 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 23, 2014 8:03:06pm

re: #63 b_sharp

It’s ugly.

Austin’s leg, or the lack of concern about it?

97 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:03:55pm

re: #96 No Country For Old Haters

Austin’s leg, or the lack of concern about it?

yes, of course.

98 Romantic Heretic  Dec 23, 2014 8:05:04pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

I know UpChuck is far off the reservation, but this crept me out.

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Um, Chucky? With a question that specific it can’t be considered even vaguely hypothetical.

99 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 8:05:10pm

re: #96 No Country For Old Haters

Austin’s leg, or the lack of concern about it?

I’ll have you know that my legs are long, trim, and shapely. High heels are very flattering for my calves, too.

100 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:05:46pm

Charles C. Johnson

Charles M. Manson

//

101 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:06:30pm

re: #99 austin_blue

I’ll have you know that my legs are long, trim, and shapely. High heels are very flattering for my calves, too.

Don’t break an ankle.

102 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 8:07:17pm

re: #101 b_sharp

Don’t break an ankle.

Don’t worry, I went to finishing school.

103 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 23, 2014 8:07:53pm
Obligatory Cat Picture - Storm the Shed Cat
Obligatory Food Picture - venison chili with cheese

Night folks. Stay scaly.

104 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 23, 2014 8:08:02pm

re: #82 teleskiguy

UpChuck has snakes for brains.

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105 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:08:12pm

re: #102 austin_blue

Don’t worry, I went to finishing school.

Is that what they call it now?

106 Romantic Heretic  Dec 23, 2014 8:08:30pm

My wife is asking, “Is Jim Hoft really the dumbest man on the internet?

107 jaunte  Dec 23, 2014 8:08:38pm

re: #104 No Country For Old Haters

How much do you think we could raise to get .@ChuckCJohnson some therapy?

Not enough.

108 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:12:20pm
109 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:12:53pm
110 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 23, 2014 8:13:14pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

Nice!

111 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 8:15:19pm

re: #106 Romantic Heretic

My wife is asking, “Is Jim Hoft really the dumbest man on the internet?

Answer: Yes. Chuckles has a higher IQ than Hoft, but his actions are as dumb as Hoft’s because of his malice and fanaticism.

112 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 8:15:27pm

re: #108 Gus

113 jaunte  Dec 23, 2014 8:17:01pm

re: #108 Gus

Needs that ugly orange watermark.

114 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:17:56pm

re: #112 teleskiguy

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115 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 8:18:59pm

re: #112 teleskiguy

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Hmmmmm… Reporting a TIP as a STORY, without providing any evidence. There’s a word for that, and it ain’t journalism.

116 A Cranky One  Dec 23, 2014 8:20:07pm

UpChuck is a one trick pony. His one and only trick is to use a warped version of the ad hominem argument; smearing his “opponent” or even their families to discredit them and thus somehow validate his position of the moment.

I suspect he’s used the same trick in handling disagreements with the “elite” which I’m guessing is the reason some other conservatives want little to do with him.

His latest is more of the same. Wish I could just ignore him, but frankly he’s a tad scary. Then I think about the fact that folks do pay attention to him, adding depression to scary.

I think Charles has it right. Much of the right wing is just hate driven, and UpChuck’s strategy is nothing unique. Find a reason to hate the “other” and no more thought required.

And as I’m thinking of bed, I see I picture of Charles Manson which reminds me of UpChuck. Even more scared. But I have a cunning plan. Think we could get some of Manson’s and UpChucks dna?

117 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 8:23:00pm

re: #112 teleskiguy

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Bill De Blasio’s wife is black so they must do drugs? UpChuck’s white hood is showing.

118 Dark_Falcon  Dec 23, 2014 8:23:29pm

Good Night, All.

119 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:24:23pm

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

Good Night, All.

All left the building.

120 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:27:35pm
121 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 8:28:14pm
122 Belafon  Dec 23, 2014 8:29:28pm

re: #120 Gus

Another sign of his failure has a socialist.

123 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 8:30:01pm

re: #72 Dark_Falcon

It is called a Jagdpanther. It has armor your puny bazooka can’t breech and a gun that will turn your tanks to junk! Flee for your lives, Ami bastards! MUWAHAHAHA!!

One word: jabos

124 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 8:31:18pm

re: #123 William Barnett-Lewis

One word: jabos

Sabots?

125 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 8:33:07pm

re: #102 austin_blue

Don’t worry, I went to finishing school.

What a coincidence: I too went to finishing school. We spent a whole semester on 3M 320 grit.

126 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 8:33:43pm

German army word for fighter-bombers. They ate panzers for breakfast lunch and dinner as well as at tea time :)

127 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:34:06pm

re: #122 Belafon

Another sign of his failure has a socialist.

Ah! But a socialist is not anti-capitalist.

128 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 23, 2014 8:35:51pm

Boy someone needs to tell Chuck he’s REALLY late to the Birther party!

129 Belafon  Dec 23, 2014 8:36:51pm

re: #127 Gus

Only if you’re going to use a dictionary.

130 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:37:49pm

Corner Gas.

131 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 23, 2014 8:40:43pm

re: #130 b_sharp

Corner Gas.

132 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:41:47pm

re: #130 b_sharp

Corner Gas.

Cuber

133 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:42:35pm

re: #131 Eclectic Cyborg

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Dog River Christmas.

134 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:44:01pm

A goat that turns into a robot.

It’s a TransFarmer.

135 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 8:46:15pm

re: #134 b_sharp

A goat that turns into a robot.

It’s a TransFarmer.

Nannybots.

136 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 8:46:46pm

re: #134 b_sharp

A goat that turns into a robot.

It’s a TransFarmer.

:D

137 b_sharp  Dec 23, 2014 8:49:04pm

re: #135 Blind Frog Belly White

Nannybots.

Crabby pants.

138 Romantic Heretic  Dec 23, 2014 8:49:12pm

re: #123 William Barnett-Lewis

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

Jabo is a diminutive of Jadgbomber or ‘Pursuit Bomber’. Fighter aircraft used in close support of ground troops.

In WWII the main ones were the Hawker Typhoon, Hawker Tempest and the P47 Thunderbolt on the Western Front and the IL-2 on the Russian Front.

Today the A10 is the best example.

139 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 8:50:12pm

re: #126 William Barnett-Lewis

German army word for fighter-bombers. They ate panzers for breakfast lunch and dinner as well as at tea time :)

So, not this, then?

Can’t imagine it would help against a tank….
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140 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 8:53:16pm
141 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 8:55:02pm

re: #139 Blind Frog Belly White

So, not this, then?

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Can’t imagine it would help against a tank….
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This would.

142 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 8:56:42pm

re: #141 Higgs Boson’s Mate

This would.

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Just the thing for Sabotage

143 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 8:58:02pm

re: #142 Blind Frog Belly White

Just the thing for Sabotage

Touché!

144 ObserverArt  Dec 23, 2014 8:58:15pm

Just listened to Lucinda.

Damn, that was fine. Hell of a band. She has one of the great voices. It just says too hot humid summer night lost in the delta somewhere and feeling real bad.

Thanks for the great tunes Charles.

145 dholmes32  Dec 23, 2014 9:02:00pm

re: #87 Feline Fearless Leader

I recently made this for a friend of mine. It’s a crocheted Death Star.

That’s no moon
146 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 9:02:35pm

re: #145 dholmes32

Want!

147 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 9:13:02pm

re: #143 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Touché!

Foiled again?

148 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 9:15:55pm

re: #147 William Barnett-Lewis

Foiled again?

Oh, man.

149 Decatur Deb  Dec 23, 2014 9:26:06pm

Evening, all. Kid is OK, Sucks to get scar tissue for Christmas. Also sucks to type in the dark.

150 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 9:27:43pm

re: #149 Decatur Deb

Evening, all. Kid is OK, Sucks to get scar tissue for Christmas. Also sucks to type in the dark.

Wait. What?

Hope you are okay, DD!

151 A Cranky One  Dec 23, 2014 9:28:55pm

re: #116 A Cranky One

UpChuck is a one trick pony. His one and only trick is to use a warped version of the ad hominem argument; smearing his “opponent…”

Since I wrote that, I’ve been haunted with the thought of UpChuck getting drunk, falling down and getting pissed at the floor (because it couldn’t be HIS fault), and then smearing his opp…

Please make it stop.

#poopgate explained

152 sagehen  Dec 23, 2014 9:29:21pm

re: #117 Dark_Falcon

Bill De Blasio’s wife is black so they must do drugs? UpChuck’s white hood is showing.

They came of age in 1970s NYC, and were young adults in 1980s NYC. Of course they did drugs. Everyone did. Including, I feel certain, PBA Chairman Lynch. And Donald Trump. And Mike Bloomberg and Peter King and Steve Forbes and Rudy Giuliani.

153 Decatur Deb  Dec 23, 2014 9:29:50pm

re: #150 austin_blue

Wait. What?

Hope you are okay, DD!

NBD—G-Kid lodt his tonsils yesterday. We’re sitting.

154 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 9:31:46pm

re: #153 Decatur Deb

NBD—G-Kid lodt his tonsils yesterday. We’re sitting.

Whew. Thank you for the update.

155 De Kolta Chair  Dec 23, 2014 9:32:28pm
156 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 9:33:44pm

re: #153 Decatur Deb

NBD—G-Kid lodt his tonsils yesterday. We’re sitting.

Ouch! But ice cream awaits…

And just in time for Xmas! Kids are resilient little boogers. They bounce back fast (just like we did, back in the day). Nice of you to give his/her parents a night off.

157 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 9:34:42pm

re: #149 Decatur Deb

Evening, all. Kid is OK, Sucks to get scar tissue for Christmas. Also sucks to type in the dark.

Oy! Tell?

158 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 9:36:04pm

re: #157 William Barnett-Lewis

Nevermind saw the reminder.

159 Decatur Deb  Dec 23, 2014 9:36:32pm

re: #156 austin_blue

Ouch! But ice cream awaits…

And just in time for Xmas! Kids are resilient little boogers. They bounce back fast (just like we did, back in the day). Nice of you to give his/her parents a night off.

Ice-cream and oxycontin. Can’t tell he’s on it. This is a 3-week gig—daycare issue.

160 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 9:39:03pm

re: #159 Decatur Deb

Ice-cream and oxycontin. Can’t tell he’s on it. This is a 3-week gig—daycare issue.

Well, that’s just above and beyond…

Oh, and don’t forget the dried fruit. Even synthetic opioids shut down the gondola on the old alimentary canal.

161 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 9:39:34pm
162 Gus  Dec 23, 2014 9:40:13pm

I’m a Northerner you know.

163 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 9:42:13pm

re: #161 Gus

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Tim League, the founder of the Alamo Drafthouse chain here in Austin, was the first to ask Sony to show the film in his theaters after the big boys got all balls up the abdomen.

164 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 9:46:41pm

re: #162 Gus

I’m a Northerner you know.

I’m a southeast northwesterner, but I don’t talk about it in polite company.

165 teleskiguy  Dec 23, 2014 9:48:53pm

re: #164 austin_blue

I’m a southeast northwesterner, but I don’t talk about it in polite company.

Southern inner-mountain westerner over here. It’s a source of confusion among my many midwestern relatives.

166 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 9:49:08pm

re: #147 William Barnett-Lewis

Foiled again?

Saber it while you can. Some day you’ll epee for that!

167 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 9:49:35pm

Lucinda Williams —what a great bluesy —rock voice she has!!

168 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 9:50:55pm

re: #159 Decatur Deb

Ice-cream and oxycontin. Can’t tell he’s on it. This is a 3-week gig—daycare issue.

Now that would be one hell of an xmas gift!

169 Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 23, 2014 9:52:48pm

re: #155 De Kolta Chair

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This O> is an emuticon.

170 Kragar  Dec 23, 2014 9:54:34pm
171 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 9:54:55pm

Sen. Mark Kirk’s record on Human Rights in 2014 (per his site)

172 Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 23, 2014 9:54:58pm

PoopHobbit is going birther? Nice. Or maybe he was there already.

Some toolshed changed all the TVs at work from Fucks News… To the freaking BLAZE. I was somehow unaware that Glenn “Freakazoid Nut Sandwich” Beck films his insanity in Las Colinas, which is basically on the other side of the airport from me. The company I work for is technically a foreign-owned bank, but whoever’s in charge of the TV must be a local right-winger.

Today I walked by a TV on the way to get a Coke Zero from the vending machine and GB was gesticulating and hyperventilating about NYC and I overheard “they believe all these things, but the problem is the things they believe just AREN’T TRUE!!!”. He even did the little Hitler-esque hand clench to emphasize the last words, like a true Radio Psychopath. I assume he was talking about protesters… If I hadn’t felt like puking I’d have laughed my head off. Oh the ironing!

Glenn Beck and Republicans in general are Exhibit A proof that there is no god. :P LOL

/ only half kidding

173 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 9:56:01pm

Kid is now showing flu-like symptoms. Hubby is passed-out on the couch after a day of sleeping in the chair.

I have a feeling I am treading water with this virus.

you?

174 prairiefire  Dec 23, 2014 9:57:59pm

re: #160 austin_blue

Well, that’s just above and beyond…

Oh, and don’t forget the dried fruit. Even synthetic opioids shut down the gondola on the old alimentary canal.

Sweet potatoes work as well!

175 prairiefire  Dec 23, 2014 9:59:54pm

re: #173 FemNaziBitch

Hey! Apparently this flu is pretty bad. I saw on the news last night that KU Med and Children’s Mercy are seeing something like 4 times the numbers for this time of year.

Feel better!

176 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 10:00:12pm

re: #173 FemNaziBitch

Kid is now showing flu-like symptoms. Hubby is passed-out on the couch after a day of sleeping in the chair.

I have a feeling I am treading water with this virus.

you?

Really glad I got this year’s vaccine, though I hear there is another strain out there this year too. Hopefully I stay away from it; I can’t afford to get sick.

177 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:03:04pm

re: #176 William Barnett-Lewis

Really glad I got this year’s vaccine, though I hear there is another strain out there this year too. Hopefully I stay away from it; I can’t afford to get sick.

Kid and Hubby got the vaccine, so I think this is the one the CDC missed. It’s a crap shoot every year.

I usually have had the shot by now. Just haven’t gotten it yet. So, we shall see. …

178 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:04:11pm

re: #175 prairiefire

Hey! Apparently this flu is pretty bad. I saw on the news last night that KU Med and Children’s Mercy are seeing something like 4 times the numbers for this time of year.

Feel better!

I had it really bad a few years ago. I swear if I’d have been in a 3rd world country, I would have died. It was truly awful.

As a result, I’ve become a flu-shot evangelist. But (of course), haven’t got it yet this year.

179 Belafon  Dec 23, 2014 10:04:18pm

re: #175 prairiefire

My wife works at a clinic, and they’re seeing a lot of flu. Seems the vaccine isn’t covering the main one running around.

180 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 10:06:25pm

re: #177 FemNaziBitch

Kid and Hubby got the vaccine, so I think this is the one the CDC missed. It’s a crap shoot every year.

I usually have had the shot by now. Just haven’t gotten it yet. So, we shall see. …

A drifted form of H3N2 has shown up this year in the northern hemisphere which wasn’t accounted for in the flu vaccine. It wasn’t in Australia this summer (their winter). It happens.

181 prairiefire  Dec 23, 2014 10:06:50pm

re: #178 FemNaziBitch

Silly, go tomorrow! I would have been a little girl in my grave if I had been born 100 years ago. My problems with cellulitus this year alone, oy.

182 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:08:19pm

re: #181 prairiefire

Silly, go tomorrow! I would have been a little girl in my grave if I had been born 100 years ago. My problems with cellulitus this year alone, oy.

WEll, it takes a few days for the shot to take effect. So, If I’ve already been exposed, it won’t work.

Never, the less, I think I”m up for my pneumonia shot, so, once I”m sure I’m not sick, I’ll get it done.

183 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 10:08:37pm

Oh. Citation:

aafp.org

184 prairiefire  Dec 23, 2014 10:09:52pm

Night, lizards.

185 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:10:24pm

re: #183 austin_blue

Oh. Citation:

aafp.org

OMG, Tamiflu works! That is what kept me from being in the hospital the time I had the flu really bad.

I was sicker than a dog.

186 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:11:15pm

I feel most sorry for the Fugitive. She is getting little attention, exercise/work.

She is being very good occupying her self worrying about everyone who is sick.

187 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:16:05pm
188 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:18:15pm
189 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:36:53pm
190 FemNaziBitch  Dec 23, 2014 10:41:02pm

bbl

191 austin_blue  Dec 23, 2014 10:42:03pm

Bed time! Adios muchachos!

192 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 23, 2014 10:53:07pm

G’night, all.

193 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 11:03:07pm

Sure, run off and leave me alone at my hotel.. . ///

194 klystron  Dec 23, 2014 11:05:28pm

Harp concert went well.

I have now called 911 for the first time in my life.

These two things are not necessarily related.

195 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 23, 2014 11:11:06pm

re: #194 klystron

Harp concert went well.

I have now called 911 for the first time in my life.

These two things are not necessarily related.

Oh boy… What happened?

196 klystron  Dec 23, 2014 11:15:23pm

re: #195 William Barnett-Lewis

Oh boy… What happened?

We went out for dinner after the concert. Did a quick loop around town after dinner to check out changes since our last time in and walking around (a new wine bar has opened up and one of the chains had been advertising “under new management” when we were in the city so we wanted to check on our local location) and a full-on fist fight broke out on the street with at least one party fairly drunk from what I overheard.

At the point where they were throwing punches in the middle of the street I opted to call 911. Waited around long enough to make sure that the only parties I saw being detained by police were the ones we saw throwing punches (since we saw it from before the point of actual fighting, at the angry words stage) and then headed home.

One block over from the police station, I have to say the response time was pretty good. And the operator was very professional (they had multiple calls on this incident, she said).

197 klystron  Dec 23, 2014 11:23:22pm

/sigh

Looking at my Twitter feed, I really hope that Upchuck has better things to do with his Christmas Eve than to smear another police shooting victim.

I have (and will acknowledge) privilege. And one facet of that privilege is that I actually see calling 911 and involving the cops when I see a fight as a good thing, although recent events have impacted it somewhat. That is definitely part of why I watched to make sure that the only parties I saw being detained were those who were involved, and that I observed the first interactions of the cops with the folks involved in the fight.

198 Jenner7  Dec 23, 2014 11:24:54pm

They did it again…

Follow Deray for more details…

199 klystron  Dec 23, 2014 11:28:21pm

re: #198 Jenner7

200 Lidane  Dec 23, 2014 11:32:32pm

Hola Lizards! Happy Holidays!

I had a half day at work today, took time to rest and relax, and now I’m headed out of town until Sunday. Be good, don’t let the assholes and UpChucks of the world ruin your holiday, and I’ll see you next week.

201 Jenner7  Dec 23, 2014 11:32:54pm

Sigh. Not a praying person, but they will need it.

202 klystron  Dec 23, 2014 11:38:51pm

Friendly reminder: click on Vine videos to stop them from playing and chewing up your memory.

203 Kragar  Dec 23, 2014 11:43:58pm
204 Jenner7  Dec 23, 2014 11:44:41pm
205 Kragar  Dec 23, 2014 11:53:38pm
206 Jenner7  Dec 23, 2014 11:57:32pm
207 Jenner7  Dec 24, 2014 12:05:06am

Too tired to wait for the latest cop “story”. Sigh..

Night.

208 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 12:20:20am
209 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 12:31:32am
210 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 12:49:46am

Also seeing this:

The guy quoted in the story, however, seems …kind of questionable?

Sure, at 11:22pm (PST) he tweeted:

However, 22 minutes before, he tweeted:

And replied to comments on it (suggesting it was not a scheduled tweet).

Given that there are tweets out there timed 10:15pm PST discussing the case (an example follows) …go journalism?

211 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 12:56:26am

re: #210 klystron

I am not embedding the tweet because the photo has the body uncovered, but one of the first references to this on Twitter that I saw was at 9:40pm PST.

212 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:07:19am

re: #210 klystron

Oh look, tweets are disappearing. I guess the person he RTed he didn’t like the attention? (Originally thought the original tweet was deleted but nope, just his RT.)

For the record…
213 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:08:56am

re: #212 klystron

Hah, his replies just went too.

I am …not surprised.

214 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:10:54am

For the record, I don’t tolerate knowingly spreading misinformation. Period. Just like we mock and refuse to tolerate Witness 40’s story, this is bullshit and should not be tolerated either.

And now that it’s out there, it will be just as pervasive and make it that much more difficult for folks to take what is being said seriously. Critical thinking. IT’S IMPORTANT.

215 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 1:12:09am
216 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 1:21:53am
217 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:30:05am

And now I feel kind of scuzzy because the other folks who seem to have noticed on Twitter are not the kind that I would choose to have my actions be associated with, for all that I stand by the fact that I do not believe an unverified ‘witness’ account (where there is ample reason to believe that the guy is talking complete and utter bullshit) should be spread.

218 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:36:37am

Well, that’s a wrap.

219 sagehen  Dec 24, 2014 1:37:16am

I hope to hell there’s video.

220 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:38:17am

re: #219 sagehen

I hope to hell there’s video.

The gas station has survellience cameras.

What they captured (assuming they were all working) …who knows.

221 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 1:43:49am

re: #220 klystron

The gas station has survellience cameras.

What they captured (assuming they were all working) …who knows.

Some minds are already made up

222 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 1:47:47am

re: #221 Kragar

Some minds are already made up

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Wingnuts are quick to go with their assumptions.

I’d like to think I try to be slightly more open-minded to actual evidence.

223 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 1:48:07am
224 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 2:04:08am

Oh, Huffington Post.

The link goes to the tweet telling them to get better sources.
225 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 2:07:07am

re: #224 klystron

Oh, Huffington Post.

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It’s a good lesson, so in a way I would be glad it happened, except I know nobody ever learns from this.

226 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 2:08:04am

re: #225 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

It’s a good lesson, so in a way I would be glad it happened, except I know nobody ever learns from this.

I know.

(HAHAHAHA, Huffington Post decided that was a little too honest and edited out the link. I have to laugh or else I will really cry at what journalism is coming to. And my sum total of journalistic experience was working on the school paper in middle school.)

227 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 2:11:30am
228 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 2:11:50am

So today I learned about the Treif Banquet.

229 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 2:23:26am

The author of the article is slightly better than Upchuck.

Slightly.

230 sagehen  Dec 24, 2014 2:27:10am

totally OT:

rawstory.com

a story about how the deputy head of the Louvre, 10 days before WWII broke out (and bright enough to know what’s coming)… took it upon himself, without orders, to hide everything. All of it. When Metternich showed up to take possession, there was nothing to be found.

For five years this man, and his “staff” of secret volunteers, kept the art warm and dry and moved from place to place, nobody leaked to the Nazis or the Vichy, and after the war it all came back. None of it was even damaged.

That’s going to be an awesome documentary, I won’t even mind if it’s all subtitles (though truth be told, I’d rather see it dubbed in English).

231 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 2:29:33am
232 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 2:42:21am
233 Kragar  Dec 24, 2014 2:47:15am
234 sagehen  Dec 24, 2014 2:54:35am

re: #232 Kragar

These are not the droids you’re looking for.

235 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 24, 2014 2:58:23am

re: #232 Kragar

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You’re braver than I thought.

236 freetoken  Dec 24, 2014 3:42:51am

Still one of the best recorded versions:

MP3 Audio

237 darthstar  Dec 24, 2014 4:26:29am

Ooh…I loves me some Lucinda…

And hey, look who’s getting mocked!

238 FemNaziBitch  Dec 24, 2014 4:40:58am

yeah, I’m down for the count as well.

stay healthy Lizards!

239 Maggie's Pa  Dec 24, 2014 4:51:18am

New York political winners and loser

‘Tis the season to pick the winners and losers of state politics in a year that saw a debate-ducking Gov. Cuomo emerge as Loser No. 1 with a weak re-election tally, a revolt on his political left, a federal probe of his Moreland Commission meddling, poor sales of an autobiography and a cynical refusal to let struggling upstaters drill for natural gas.
Any hope the governor had of running for President if Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn’t seemed to slip away with that “progressive” revolt to the point where “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” the closely followed political forecaster, declared last week that it was “no longer even listing” Cuomo as a potential 2016 candidate.

I am going to have to disagree, I see Cuomo making a good run of it, because in the next paragraph he leaves this gem:

To many New York Democrats, de Blasio, not Cuomo, is now the de-facto leader of their party.

240 Romantic Heretic  Dec 24, 2014 4:54:33am

re: #172 Pawn of the Oppressor

PoopHobbit is going birther? Nice. Or maybe he was there already.

Some toolshed changed all the TVs at work from Fucks News… To the freaking BLAZE. I was somehow unaware that Glenn “Freakazoid Nut Sandwich” Beck films his insanity in Las Colinas, which is basically on the other side of the airport from me. The company I work for is technically a foreign-owned bank, but whoever’s in charge of the TV must be a local right-winger.

Today I walked by a TV on the way to get a Coke Zero from the vending machine and GB was gesticulating and hyperventilating about NYC and I overheard “they believe all these things, but the problem is the things they believe just AREN’T TRUE!!!”. He even did the little Hitler-esque hand clench to emphasize the last words, like a true Radio Psychopath. I assume he was talking about protesters… If I hadn’t felt like puking I’d have laughed my head off. Oh the ironing!

Glenn Beck and Republicans in general are Exhibit A proof that there is no god. :P LOL

/ only half kidding

Who is it that thinks TVs are a good idea in a workplace, never mind having crazy political propagandists on it?

241 Romantic Heretic  Dec 24, 2014 4:55:37am

re: #173 FemNaziBitch

Kid is now showing flu-like symptoms. Hubby is passed-out on the couch after a day of sleeping in the chair.

I have a feeling I am treading water with this virus.

you?

A friend of my wife’s who is an ICU doctor saw almost 120 cases over the weekend.

Be careful.

242 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 4:57:26am

re: #172 Pawn of the Oppressor

Some toolshed changed all the TVs at work from Fucks News… To the freaking BLAZE. I was somehow unaware that Glenn “Freakazoid Nut Sandwich” Beck films his insanity in Las Colinas, which is basically on the other side of the airport from me. The company I work for is technically a foreign-owned bank, but whoever’s in charge of the TV must be a local right-winger.

I think Dish did that: they dumped FoxNews and replaced it with Blaze.

243 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 4:59:13am

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

While aspiring and struggling to gain equality, the Israeli Arabs always had the Declaration of Independence to look up to. While not a law, Israeli lawmakers, when legislating basic laws dealing with human and civil rights, always took their cues from the declaration, as did the Supreme Court in its rulings.
The recent nation-state law motion has shattered this fragile equilibrium. In its original version, proposed by right-wing Knesset members, the law tried to settle once and for all the dilemma between the Jewishness of the state and its democratic nature by ruling that if there is a conflict between the two, the Jewish element overcomes the democratic one.
[…]
To put it bluntly, if Israeli Arabs could up till now cling to the Declaration of Independence and hope to sometime be equal in the Jewish state, this law rubs in their face the bitter truth that by law they could forget about it.

thestar.com

244 Maggie's Pa  Dec 24, 2014 4:59:33am

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Blaze is a really friggin stoopid name too.

245 Dave In Austin  Dec 24, 2014 5:08:14am

Nothing sez Merry Xmas like light traffic and Primus on the freeway.

246 Bubblehead II  Dec 24, 2014 5:13:00am

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think Dish did that: they dumped FoxNews and replaced it with Blaze.

Morning Lizards.

Yeah, Dish dumped them over a contract dispute.

247 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 5:19:08am
248 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 5:20:27am
249 Bubblehead II  Dec 24, 2014 5:23:26am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not getting any audio. You?

250 Archangelus  Dec 24, 2014 5:25:01am

re: #249 Bubblehead II

Not getting any audio. You?

No audio here either…

251 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 5:28:54am

re: #249 Bubblehead II

Not getting any audio. You?

My internet is being throttled (I swear, it’s worse than dialup), so I didn’t even try the UStream link.

252 Bubblehead II  Dec 24, 2014 5:29:52am
253 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 24, 2014 5:31:47am

Hour & a half until the ride to the airport.

I have sunglasses & flip flops. Must buy a floppy straw hat.

254 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 24, 2014 5:32:38am

Checked the airport status. All flights are on time.

255 Bubblehead II  Dec 24, 2014 5:33:04am

Damn. Just lost audio on the NBC link. WTF

256 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 5:33:32am

Click here bit.ly to watch ‘The Todd Starnes All-American Christmas.’

LOL. No, I won’t click it.

257 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 5:38:26am
258 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 5:42:40am

re:
#256

I hope Todd Starnes resolves to find useful employment in 2015.

259 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 5:45:11am

re:
3253

Hour & a half until the ride to the airport.
I have sunglasses & flip flops. Must buy a floppy straw hat.

Have a great time!

260 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 5:47:59am

re:
#172

Today I walked by a TV on the way to get a Coke Zero from the vending machine and GB was gesticulating and hyperventilating about NYC and I overheard “they believe all these things, but the problem is the things they believe just AREN’T TRUE!!!”. He even did the little Hitler-esque hand clench to emphasize the last words, like a true Radio Psychopath. I assume he was talking about protesters… If I hadn’t felt like puking I’d have laughed my head off. Oh the ironing!

“Also, too, Here is a great website to buy teh Gold when Obummer economy collapses!!!”

/////

261 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 5:50:16am

Hotel room is 2m/.9m.

4G Hotspot is 26/12.

Know I know what it’s like to be European.

262 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 5:51:45am

re: #257 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does that seem to be the truth of this incident in your mind? I’m just reading about it now, so i want to hear from folks here to make sure I’ve got my facts right.

263 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 5:52:57am

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Does that seem to be the truth of this incident in your mind? I’m just reading about it now, so i want to hear from folks here to make sure I’ve got my facts right.

She was live tweeting this morning’s press conference.

264 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 5:54:42am

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

She was live tweeting this morning’s press conference.

Understood. You got here before me, what’s your read on what happened?

265 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 5:57:56am

re: #264 Dark_Falcon

Understood. You got here before me, what’s your read here?

I’m still waiting for more information. The press conference was Chief Belmar’s version of the events.

266 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 5:58:02am

The read is that things are so fucked up the public doesn’t trust the police any more. It’s been this way for a long time but much of white America is only recently coming to terms with it.

267 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 6:01:04am

re: #265 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still waiting for more information. The press conference was Chief Belmar’s version of the events.

OK, I’ll do likewise. I will say this, though: That joker who spewed out initial lies about the story didn’t help his cause at all.

268 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:01:41am

And yet, in the released video, there’s no sign of a gun nor that of anything other than a police cruiser showing up outside a gas station and questioning someone, even as there are a number of other people around, including women pushing strollers.

The STL County police claim that the guy had a gun that had a serial number ground off, and that he received prompt medical attention. If the suspect had indeed pulled a gun, that would be sufficient justification to use force by the officer. Yet, all we have to go on is the County Police’s say-so since they didn’t release the video showing the actual shooting, and frankly, this is the same department that ran roughshod over protesters’ rights and didn’t properly investigate Darren Wilson killing Michael Brown either.

There are real good reasons not to trust this departmen when they’ve lied and abused their power under the same exact circumstances previously.

269 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 6:02:25am

re: #267 Dark_Falcon

OK, I’ll do likewise. I will say this, though: That joker who spewed out initial lies about the story didn’t help his cause at all.

That is the almost inevitable result when “journalism” relies on twitter and Facebook as sources.

270 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:03:00am

re: #244 Maggie’s Pa

The Blaze is a really friggin stoopid name too.

Well, they’re going out in a Blaze of Glory… /

271 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 6:03:50am

I don’t think police brutality and malfeasance has increased. It’s always been there. However, with social media so fast and powerful and the advent of cheap video devices (cell phones) and the proliferation of them, it’s much easier to record events.

As I’ve been listening to black folk, it’s always been this way. What’s different this go around is the technology and the information. While this creates more opportunities for disinformation, it’s much harder to hide the truth than it previously was.

272 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 24, 2014 6:06:00am

Good Morning, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas..

See this in the Times?

latimes.com

On Tuesday, the “hacktivist” group Lizard Squad proclaimed via Twitter that the shutdown of North Korea’s Internet was “a piece of cake.”

273 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 6:06:10am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is the almost inevitable result when “journalism” relies on twitter and Facebook as sources.

GotNews? Please email tips to immakingitupasigo@chuckulousmaximus.com

274 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:06:39am

Want to take this opportunity to wish my fellow lizards a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

May your travels be safe and your connections on-time.

May the journey home be uneventful and without traffic.

And may you spread cheer to those around you. It’s the least any of us can strive to do.

275 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 6:07:03am

One of the things Belmar said in the presser was that police dashcams are activated only when the light bar is running, and none of the officers had their bodycams turned on. So, that’s why there were only the gas station security cameras recording anything.

276 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 6:07:49am

re: #268 lawhawk

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And yet, in the released video, there’s no sign of a gun nor that of anything other than a police cruiser showing up outside a gas station and questioning someone, even as there are a number of other people around, including women pushing strollers.

The STL County police claim that the guy had a gun that had a serial number ground off, and that he received prompt medical attention. If the suspect had indeed pulled a gun, that would be sufficient justification to use force by the officer. Yet, all we have to go on is the County Police’s say-so since they didn’t release the video showing the actual shooting, and frankly, this is the same department that ran roughshod over protesters’ rights and didn’t properly investigate Darren Wilson killing Michael Brown either.

There are real good reasons not to trust this department when they’ve lied and abused their power under the same exact circumstances previously.

Yet one can see why they don’t want to the guy’s family to see the footage of him being shot dead. I think the SLCPD should give a complete copy of the footage to the FBI and have the Bureau authenticate it for the public. That way, people can have some trust without releasing the footage of the death

277 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 6:09:05am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

One of the things Belmar said in the presser was that police dashcams are activated only when the light bar is running, and none of the officers had their bodycams turned on. So, that’s why there were only the gas station security cameras recording anything.

I hope he understands that smells almost as bad as UpChuck’s poop.

278 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:10:59am

re: #271 BigPapa

The statistics of excessive force and police brutality have always been incomplete. The statistics on racial profiling far less so - and they show that there’s been a long-held policy of racial profiling around the country, so now that technology allows us to see these police confrontations, the fact that racial profiling is onerous and pervasive gets a face to go along with the statistcs.

Now we’re also starting to see these officer-involved shootings and excessive force incidents in video within hours or days of the events. And the police don’t like that one bit, because it shows that there are far too many in law enforcement who are willing to cross the line, and there are far too many good police in law enforcement who wont speak out against it; their silence is complicity with those who engage in excessive force.

Prosecutors likewise have to do better - justice demands it, and yet they keep falling back on the “officer feared for his life” justification, even when the officer had a gun, and the suspect didn’t (or the gun was toy fake or air gun had the officer ever bothered to actually speak with the suspect before opening fire as in the Crawford or Rice cases).

279 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:13:45am

re: #276 Dark_Falcon

The STL county PD simply can’t be trusted to handle any investigations of officer-involved shootings or excessive force incidents. I don’t trust their judgment in this matter either. Handing the video over to the FBI or DoJ is an acceptable procedure, but frankly the PD shouldn’t be involved in investigating itself, which it will be doing. It’s previous actions show it can’t do so. It’s more interested in covering up its own bad actions than protecting and defending the public.

280 nearly-headless smith25  Dec 24, 2014 6:13:59am

re: #271 BigPapa

I don’t think police brutality and malfeasance has increased. It’s always been there. However, with social media so fast and powerful and the advent of cheap video devices (cell phones) and the proliferation of them, it’s much easier to record events.

As I’ve been listening to black folk, it’s always been this way. What’s different this go around is the technology and the information. While this creates more opportunities for disinformation, it’s much harder to hide the truth than it previously was.

So true. For so long, it was always our word vs theirs. And we know how that played out in the public. At least Black people in America feel like we have a chance now in these encounters. Still don’t expect anything but unfair treatment, but there is a chance the true story gets out.

And remember, STL had a case before Mike Brown was killed where a Black suspect had a gun planted on them. I won’t trust anything they say. STL said that Kajieme Powell was charging officers with a knife over his head. Video proved that was a lie. Dotson said Mike Brown was 30 feet from DW police cruiser. That was a lie.

281 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:23:04am

That would appear to be blood in the foreground, with the evidence markers of 3 and 4 flanking it. The gun is being picked up at marker 5. That is a fair distance from each other, and it is possible the gun was in the suspect’s hand after he fell, and the officer involved kicked the gun clear as part of securing the scene.

Still, the police have zero credibility in the eyes of the community, so they have to rebuild trust with the community. Sharing more details - and sharing them more quickly is key, but so too is recognizing that the conflict of interests in a police department investigating its own actions in officer-involved shootings means that the public isn’t going to trust the outcome of that investigation - not when we saw how the county pd acted in the Wilson investigation. Independent prosecutors should be a national requirement in these cases, and a qualified police investigation from outside the involved department should also be mandatory. It also means that coroners’ offices have to change their procedures too - including giving police benefit of the doubt in these instances that means evidence isn’t gathered in the same manner as all other homicide cases.

282 nearly-headless smith25  Dec 24, 2014 6:23:07am

re: #278 lawhawk

The statistics of excessive force and police brutality have always been incomplete. The statistics on racial profiling far less so - and they show that there’s been a long-held policy of racial profiling around the country, so now that technology allows us to see these police confrontations, the fact that racial profiling is onerous and pervasive gets a face to go along with the statistcs.

Now we’re also starting to see these officer-involved shootings and excessive force incidents in video within hours or days of the events. And the police don’t like that one bit, because it shows that there are far too many in law enforcement who are willing to cross the line, and there are far too many good police in law enforcement who wont speak out against it; their silence is complicity with those who engage in excessive force.

Prosecutors likewise have to do better - justice demands it, and yet they keep falling back on the “officer feared for his life” justification, even when the officer had a gun, and the suspect didn’t (or the gun was toy fake or air gun had the officer ever bothered to actually speak with the suspect before opening fire as in the Crawford or Rice cases).

After the Eric Garner no indictment, I had a very good conversation with my wife (who is White) and other very close White friends. They all felt that the Garner no indictment was a worse situation than the Mike Brown no indictment, because of the video. I feel the opposite way, but not because of the video. I wouldn’t presume to speak for all Black people, but I wonder if my feelings are shared. It was worse in Ferguson because of how I see the prosecutors being such a joke. There is no attempt at justice. I’ve read through some of the GJ transcripts, and it makes me want to puke. As Johnny Cochran said in the OJ case: “Who police the police? You police the police.” Of course this is to a trial jury, and we’ve seen how many of these Officer involved shootings don’t get to be policed.

283 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:24:02am
284 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:28:39am

re: #282 nearly-headless smith25

The video of Garner being choked to death makes the failure to indict the officer in that case all the more gut-wrenching, and there was prosecutorial error there as well - the failure to consider charges other than homicide such as reckless endangerment by the officer using an illegal choke hold.

The Wilson case shows how the entire process is fixed to prevent cops from being indicted, let alone tried or convicted in a criminal court for killing people under suspicious circumstances.

Everything from how the evidence was gathered to how the police behaved shows the process is screwed up. Add to that the prosecutorial misconduct in allowing witnesses to testify that the prosecutor knew was not at the scene and invented testimony as to what they had seen.

It’s sickening to watch all this happen over and over and over, and police and politicians alike don’t do anything about it because of shared interest in maintaining the status quo - police unions vote, and politicians jump.

285 Maggie's Pa  Dec 24, 2014 6:29:50am

If it hasn’t been linked, Berkeley shooting.

286 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:29:52am

Oh, and McCullough is the same prosecutor’s office for the Berkeley shooting, so getting an indictment here is going to be a long shot even if there was gross misconduct.

287 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 6:30:09am

I don’t know what’s worse either. But it’s all bad.

The first thing you must do is accept that there’s a problem. And White America doesn’t think there’s a problem, except for liberals like Sharpton, Obama, and ‘thugs.’

And don’t get me started on the vile neo-niCLANG that is ‘race pimp.’

288 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 6:32:33am

Some morning levity:

289 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:33:02am
290 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 6:37:42am

Funny Stuff:

How to be Tacticool

How To Be Tacticool

291 nearly-headless smith25  Dec 24, 2014 6:40:39am

Everyone have a greetings of the season of your choice. See you later.

292 Maggie's Pa  Dec 24, 2014 6:41:55am

Seven teenage girls get pregnant on school trip. Oops.

293 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 6:51:55am

re: #292 Maggie’s Pa

Seven teenage girls get pregnant on school trip. Oops.

I dunno, that story’s on the NYPost and the Daily FAIL, so it might be a fake-out.

294 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 6:55:44am

re: #292 Maggie’s Pa

Seven teenage girls get pregnant on school trip. Oops.

Too bad/good to check?

295 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 6:58:22am

re: #294 lawhawk

Too bad/good to check?

It fits the “Traditional values are DYING!!1” Murdoch theme, plus its in Bosnia, so people can also be scared by the “More MOOSLUMS means more TERRORISM!!1” angle as well.

296 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 7:03:27am

Happy Holiday Eve, End of Hanukkah, and Bowl Season, New Year’s, and all that, Lizards,

I’m in the office today, one of the few. It’s a very gray, wet, drizzly day in the nation’s capital. They’ll probably let us off a little early and although the commute in this morning was awesomely fast tonight’s is likely to be bad. Considered taking the day off but turning over a new leaf in my goal to have more leave for when the next cat crisis occurs.

Looks like all the FO are going to make it into the next year. The future prospects for one of my kittehs doesn’t look real promising, but she’s OK for now. Looking forward to the new year and hitting the “reset button” on a number of things.

297 De Kolta Chair  Dec 24, 2014 7:04:08am

I swear to god, if I hear “Frosty the Snowman” one more time I’m gonna join ISIS.

298 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 7:04:40am

re:
#297

I’ve heard Jingle Bells and Jingle Bell Rock one too many times.

299 Maggie's Pa  Dec 24, 2014 7:08:58am

re: #294 lawhawk

re: #293 Dark_Falcon

Surprisingly, they blame the parents, blame the girls, but what is shockingly left out is to blame the other equation in lets make a baby math…

300 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 7:11:38am

re: #297 De Kolta Chair

Still partial to Greg Lake’s Father Christmas, which is an anti-consumerist take:

I Believe In Father Christmas - single by Greg Lake

Gets far too little airplay for such a pretty song (with a hefty message).

301 wrenchwench  Dec 24, 2014 7:16:41am

Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites
1 week ago

The Native American National Council will offer amnesty to the estimated 240 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States.

At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, illegal European population. After a long debate, NANC decided to extend a road to citizenship for those without criminal records or contagious diseases.

“We will give Europeans the option to apply for Native Citizenship,” explained Chief Sauti of the Nez Perce tribe. “To obtain legal status, each applicant must write a heartfelt apology for their ancestors’ crimes, pay an application fee of $5,000, and, if currently on any ancestral Native land, they must relinquish that land to NANC or pay the market price, which we decide.

[…]

302 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 7:18:43am

re: #301 wrenchwench

I posted that a few days ago. Didn’t catch anybody… tee hee hee.

303 De Kolta Chair  Dec 24, 2014 7:19:22am

re: #298 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#297

I’ve heard Jingle Bells and Jingle Bell Rock one too many times.

Later today I’m issuing a damning fatwa against Gene Autry.

I do like Nick Lowe’s Xmas album, Quality Street. Here he is with one of my fave bands Los Straightjackets performing “Christmas At The Airport.”
NICK LOWE w/ LOS STRAITJACKETS — “CHRISTMAS AT THE AIRPORT”

304 Bear  Dec 24, 2014 7:31:46am

re: #296 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I hope the kitty gets well.

305 bratwurst  Dec 24, 2014 7:33:09am

re: #300 lawhawk

Still partial to Greg Lake’s Father Christmas, which is an anti-consumerist take:

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Gets far too little airplay for such a pretty song (with a hefty message).

Agreed…great song! This is the only other Christmas I look forward to hearing each year:

The Kinks - Father Christmas 1977

Father Christmas, give us some money
Don’t mess around with those silly toys.
We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand it over
We want your bread so don’t make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

306 bratwurst  Dec 24, 2014 7:35:35am

And speaking of the spirit of the holidays:

Reminder: this man was once the GOP frontrunner. Millions of rank and file Republicans were thinking seriously about making him their standard bearer.

307 Timothy Watson  Dec 24, 2014 7:41:16am

Never mind.

308 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 7:45:11am

re: #306 bratwurst

As if it was only so easy to cast a spell that would do that.

Obliviate!!! /Hermoine Granger

309 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 24, 2014 7:45:19am

re: #306 bratwurst

And speaking of the spirit of the holidays:

Reminder: this man was once the GOP frontrunner. Millions of rank and file Republicans were thinking seriously about making him their standard bearer.

What a perfectly reasonable foreign policy. I’m sure China would have no problems with our laying waste to one of its allies and neighbors. Nope. Not at all.

//

310 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Dec 24, 2014 7:48:12am

re: #309 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

What a perfectly reasonable foreign policy. I’m sure China would have no problems with our laying waste to one of its allies and neighbors. Nope. Not at all.

//

It is not policy, it is red meat.

311 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 7:48:13am
312 De Kolta Chair  Dec 24, 2014 7:48:15am

re: #306 bratwurst

And speaking of the spirit of the holidays:

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Reminder: this man was once the GOP frontrunner. Millions of rank and file Republicans were thinking seriously about making him their standard bearer.

Not at all surprised that Cain got the North Korean flag wrong.

Doesn’t appear to be Korean calligraphy either.

313 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 7:49:15am

re:
#304

Thank you very much.

314 BigPapa  Dec 24, 2014 7:59:23am

According to the right, the only reasonable response to NK hacking Sony is to release The Interview, en masse, if for no other reason just to troll Kim Jong-Un.

Or nuke NK from orbit.

Republican foreign policy.

315 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 8:02:46am

re: #301 wrenchwench

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Hey WW! Merry Christmas!

316 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Dec 24, 2014 8:02:55am

Remember, these people think that wealth is measured in the amount of coal and oil we consume, and that strength in foreign policy is measured in how many countries we invade.

Iraq represented the intersection of those two lines of thought

317 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 8:06:31am

re: #309 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

What a perfectly reasonable foreign policy. I’m sure China would have no problems with our laying waste to one of its allies and neighbors. Nope. Not at all.

//

At this point they might not mind too much as long a we actually made the country a radioactive slagpile. They just don’t want it to collapse or being reunited with the South (because the Chinese government doesn’t want a democracy on their border).

Note: I’m not suggesting we actually use nukes or anything similar, all I’m saying is that the Norks have become a problem for China as well.

318 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 8:10:08am

Just waking up to the news.

So the cop’s body cam and dash cam were turned off??

319 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 8:12:13am

re: #318 #FergusonFireside

Just waking up to the news.

So the cop’s body cam and dash cam were turned off??

yep.
And apparently, the officer who did the shooting left his body cam in his car.

320 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 8:13:06am

SCIENCE!!!

321 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 8:14:09am
322 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 8:14:16am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep.
And apparently, the officer who did the shooting left his body cam in his car.

So it’s just going to be their word. Shameful.

323 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 8:15:15am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

And the police released only video taken at a significant distance from the shooting, even though the gas station apparently has video cameras positioned much closer to the shooting too.

324 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 8:23:27am

re: #306 bratwurst

Using a Chinese Soviet Union flag (a country that no longer exists) to support China assimilating North Korea into China, when there’s historical rivalry there; and Korea was unified before the Kim clan separated the North from the South.

All I see is Cain idiocy on foreign policy, but that’s to be expected. Also expected? His getting credit among right wingers for coming up with this tripe.

[corrected]

325 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Dec 24, 2014 8:29:17am

re: #324 lawhawk

Using a Chinese flag to support China assimilating North Korea into China, when there’s historical rivalry there; and Korea was unified before the Kim clan separated the North from the South.

All I see is Cain idiocy on foreign policy, but that’s to be expected. Also expected? His getting credit among right wingers for coming up with this tripe.

I am awaiting his policies on Ubeki-beki-bekistan

326 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 8:29:36am
327 Timothy Watson  Dec 24, 2014 8:30:25am

re: #323 lawhawk

And the police released only video taken at a significant distance from the shooting, even though the gas station apparently has video cameras positioned much closer to the shooting too.

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It’s possible that some of those cameras are dummies.

328 De Kolta Chair  Dec 24, 2014 8:32:47am

re: #324 lawhawk

Using a Chinese flag to support China assimilating North Korea into China, when there’s historical rivalry there; and Korea was unified before the Kim clan separated the North from the South.

All I see is Cain idio.cy on foreign policy, but that’s to be expected. Also expected? His getting credit among right wingers for coming up with this tripe.

Good points, and it appears to be the flag of the USSR. And I thought righties loved Putin.
329 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 8:35:07am

Very cute:

330 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 8:36:40am

re: #328 De Kolta Chair

Ummm.. this is where I need remedial flag 101 courtesy of Sheldon Cooper’s Fun With Flags. You’re right. That’s not China’s flag, but the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle - a country that no longer actually exists (though Putin isn’t about to let that dream die just yet).

331 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 24, 2014 8:41:40am

re: #306 bratwurst

What a perfectly formed hot air balloon. Cain sounds like the Monty Python “How to do It” skit. “All we have to do is convince the Chinese to go along and how to make sure that the several thousand artillery tubes and missile launchers that the DPRK has zeroed in on Seoul aren’t used.”

The Chinese will in no way consider our eliminating their ally a loss of face. Kim Jong-Un’s last words to his commanders won’t be “Fire!” and South Korea will be completely ready to absorb 24 million impoverished new citizens living in an economic backwater.

Right.

332 Timothy Watson  Dec 24, 2014 8:43:47am

re: #330 lawhawk

Ummm.. this is where I need remedial flag 101 courtesy of Sheldon Cooper’s Fun With Flags. You’re right. That’s not China’s flag, but the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle - a country that no longer actually exists (though Putin isn’t about to let that dream die just yet).

Don’t feel bad, I made the same mistake in my #307 until I double checked Wikipedia and deleted the comment.

333 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 8:50:59am

Chuck is spouting MRA rhetoric now, because of course he is.

You know Chuck, you can’t simultaneously bemoan how everyone in high school picked on you and claim your an “alpha male”.

334 bratwurst  Dec 24, 2014 8:51:01am

What the?!?!?

335 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 8:53:09am
336 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 8:54:02am

My connection speed is really slow today, so it’s taking me a long time to google-search the image in Herman Cain’s tweet.
But I found it referenced here in comment #1909 posted in 2011, and identified as Chinese Army.
Two comments later, another commenter identifies the flag as a Communist Party flag, not Soviet Union.

337 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 8:56:37am

re:
#333

You know Chuck, you can’t simultaneously bemoan how everyone in high school picked on you and claim your an “alpha male”.

I was a member of the high elite by the fifth grade but still got picked on because my brilliance then gave up Elite status to be One with The People and gained Alpha status as Awardwinning Journalist winning journalism awards all over the country!!!11

338 De Kolta Chair  Dec 24, 2014 8:57:02am

BBL lgfers, gotta catch the #3 train to my holiday gig at Macy’s. Rumor has it that the liquor flows copiously after the doors close at 6. As for copious, I’ll be the judge of that.

339 elizajane  Dec 24, 2014 8:58:14am

re: #323 lawhawk

On my little laptop screen, that video actually looked pretty clear.
The policeman was an idiot to leave his bodycam in the police car but he was fortunate that there was, as far as I could tell, good surveillance video. The problem is that mutual distrust is so high that even a pretty good video isn’t good enough; what MIGHT be a clear-cut case will never be that.

Related to my post from yesterday about trying to deal with my otherwise kind and generous father’s Fox-fed rants about how this is all the fault of our race-baiter-in-chief and the liberal cop-haters… In the same phone call he also threw in some comments about how fed up he was with “the war on Christmas.”
The man is Jewish!
This is how far his mind has been reprogrammed by an incessant diet of right-wing “news” sources. It makes me very sad.

340 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 24, 2014 9:00:45am

re: #333 Ace-o-aces

Chuck is spouting MRA rhetoric now, because of course he is.

[Embedded content]

You know Chuck, you can’t simultaneously bemoan how everyone in high school picked on you and claim your an “alpha male”.

Wouldn’t it be reasonable to expect that an alpha male some years out of college would be doing better than begging for money, living with his in-laws, and running a web site that won’t sell at a price of 250 bucks?

341 Timothy Watson  Dec 24, 2014 9:01:26am

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

My connection speed is really slow today, so it’s taking me a long time to google-search the image in Herman Cain’s tweet.
But I found it referenced here in comment #1909 posted in 2011, and identified as Chinese Army.
Two comments later, another commenter identifies the flag as a Communist Party flag, not Soviet Union.

The rifles, QBZ-95s, make it look like it’s the Chinese.

342 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:01:39am

It’s amusing to watch CCJ try to condemn the rest of the media for getting a story wrong, when his own list of botched stories is so extensive. I think he’s actually deluded himself into believing he was actually right all those times.

The boy has Irish Alzheimers, he forgets everything but his grudges.

343 wrenchwench  Dec 24, 2014 9:01:49am

re: #315 #FergusonFireside

Hey WW! Merry Christmas!

344 No Country For Old Haters  Dec 24, 2014 9:04:20am
345 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:05:40am

re: #337 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Exactly, he wants to be the bully and the victim. The oppressor and the oppressed. I think this is a common thread with MRAs and Ayn Rand followers. They believe they are part of the rightful elite, but they are being held down by the unappreciative masses. It’s a juvenile fantasy most of us outgrow by adulthood.

346 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:06:45am

re: #335 lawhawk

Lowery’s reporting is top notch as always. No wonder CCJ hates him so much.

347 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 9:08:04am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Funny photoshop :) They should make one for Brezhnev.

348 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 9:08:15am

re: #343 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

Did you see this?

xxxxooooo

349 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 9:09:16am

re:
#345

The RWNJ mantra, basically.

WERE the victims here and Where Has All The Masculine Mens gone society is too politically correct and feminized, etc.

350 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 9:10:32am

re: #344 No Country For Old Haters

[Embedded content]

Yeah, HuffPo blew the story, but once they realized they’d been played both the site and the writer issued retractions and apologies. Unlike Chuckles, they actually care about the truth.

351 wrenchwench  Dec 24, 2014 9:10:42am

re: #348 #FergusonFireside

I think I did. Nice to see it again.

352 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 9:11:30am

Is there any independent confirmation that the guy who killed two NYPD officers had actually worked for or had connections to INSA? Considering the circle jerk of derp that goes along with everything CCJ publishes (note that he’s busy watermarking everything from the facebook pages he comes across, even though he has no IP rights to any of it), it’s hard to get accurate information to refute or debunk it.

353 Maggie's Pa  Dec 24, 2014 9:14:58am

After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies by the hundreds to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, police and sheriff’s officers were treated by residents to a chili dinner.

At a time when many in the nation’s police community feel embattled, Americans in cities and towns across the country are making an effort to express support and gratitude.

354 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:16:11am

re: #352 lawhawk

Is there any independent confirmation that the guy who killed two NYPD officers had actually worked for or had connections to INSA?

I wouldn’t be surprised. INSA is a large umbrella organization for Muslims in the US and Canada. I’m sure most Muslims in the US are involved or close to someone who is involved with INSA.

355 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 9:16:17am

re: #353 Maggie’s Pa

After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police

Honest cops should be supported and honored. It’s the assholes who people have problem with.

356 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:18:32am

Despite the community’s initial reaction, I don’t think this shooting will end up like the Mike Brown killing. It does show how bad cops end up eroding peoples trust in the police.

357 BeachDem  Dec 24, 2014 9:21:25am

re: #352 lawhawk

Is there any independent confirmation that the guy who killed two NYPD officers had actually worked for or had connections to INSA? Considering the circle jerk of derp that goes along with everything CCJ publishes (note that he’s busy watermarking everything from the facebook pages he comes across, even though he has no IP rights to any of it), it’s hard to get accurate information to refute or debunk it.

Somewhere I read that it was on his own facebook, but from several years ago. Can’t remember where I read it—maybe somebody trying to set upchuck straight on his “scoop.”

358 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 24, 2014 9:24:24am

Guess I need to flip a coin to decide how to cook dinner tomorrow. Ordered turkey parts from the market. At first I planned to sous vide, but I’m not sure my container will be big enough for everything. I’ll have to wait and see on that. If I pass on sous vide, I’ll roast the parts on a bed of veggies which will make gravy a sinch.

Merry Whatever-you-celebrate, Lizards!

359 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:24:25am
360 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 9:25:23am
361 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 9:26:16am
362 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 9:27:34am

re: #358 GlutenFreeJesus

Last night I began my Turkey’s epic 36 hour brining. There will be gravy, oh yes, there will be gravy.

363 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 9:28:18am

re: #352 lawhawk

Is there any independent confirmation that the guy who killed two NYPD officers had actually worked for or had connections to INSA?

Not that I’ve been able to find. All the info is just anti-Muslim wingnuts referencing each other, with most leading back to Upchuck’s story.

I don’t see why it would matter if he had worked for ISNA. Would that make the organization guilty of something? As I said yesterday in my rather long-winded rant, the Muslim angle is low-hanging fruit because people are willing to believe the worst about Muslims and/or Islamic organizations.

If there is a meaningful connection between Brinsley’s decision to kill the cops and any of his past employers, then I’m sure it will eventually come to light via investigations by law enforcement.

Spencer, Geller, Frontpage, GoV, the entire cast of assholes has glommed onto this already, so trying to refute anything put out there to slime Muslims is mostly going to be an exercise in futility. People want to believe the worst.

365 b_sharp  Dec 24, 2014 9:31:58am

Back in the hospital. Fill you in later.

366 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 9:32:37am

re: #365 b_sharp

Back in the hospital. Fill you in later.

:(

367 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 9:32:43am

re: #365 b_sharp

Back in the hospital. Fill you in later.

Damn.Hope it all turns out okay.

368 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 9:33:01am

re: #352 lawhawk

Is there any independent confirmation that the guy who killed two NYPD officers had actually worked for or had connections to INSA? Considering the circle jerk of derp that goes along with everything CCJ publishes (note that he’s busy watermarking everything from the facebook pages he comes across, even though he has no IP rights to any of it), it’s hard to get accurate information to refute or debunk it.

This doesn’t have to do much with Chucks’ credibility, because he simply relayed what the guy’s facebook page states. Now, whether the murderer told the truth is a good question.

369 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 24, 2014 9:35:52am

re: #365 b_sharp

Back in the hospital. Fill you in later.

Fingers crossed for you both.

370 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 24, 2014 9:36:25am

re: #362 Ace-o-aces

Gravy makes everything better!

371 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 24, 2014 9:37:28am

re: #365 b_sharp

Please keep us updated.

372 Targetpractice  Dec 24, 2014 9:37:41am

re: #355 Dark_Falcon

Honest cops should be supported and honored. It’s the assholes who people have problem with.

The problem is, Dark, that the police unions have a vested interest in protecting the latter even to the detriment of the former. If you don’t believe me, ask Adrian Schoolcraft just how much the NYPD cares about honest cops.

373 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 9:42:57am

re:
#365

Oh no. Hoping for a speedy recovery

374 blueraven  Dec 24, 2014 9:43:58am

Sony to release The Interview on YouTube today. 6 bucks to watch.

gigaom.com

375 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 9:44:17am

re: #361 #FergusonFireside

376 Snarknado!  Dec 24, 2014 9:44:51am

re: #365 b_sharp

{{{you and Mrs. b_sharp}}}

377 blueraven  Dec 24, 2014 9:45:36am

re: #365 b_sharp

Back in the hospital. Fill you in later.

Prayers

378 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 9:46:54am

re: #374 blueraven

Sony to release The Interview on YouTube today. 6 bucks to watch.

gigaom.com

I got litter boxes to clean.
dammit…

///

379 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 9:50:43am

re: #368 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

This doesn’t have to do much with Chucks’ credibility, because he simply relayed what the guy’s facebook page states. Now, whether the murderer told the truth is a good question.

Actually, he did more than that. He also called ISNA a “Muslim Brotherhood front group” and then brought up the hatchet attack on NYPD cops back in October, the unspoken implication being that they’re related somehow.

380 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 9:56:39am

re: #379 CuriousLurker

Actually, he did more than that. He also called ISNA a “Muslim Brotherhood front group” and then brought up the hatchet attack on NYPD cops back in October, the unspoken implication being that they’re related somehow.

Yes, in addition he also misidentified “Jackie”, worked for Breitbart and was rumored to have pooped on the floor while in college. None of which has bearing on the question of whether or not Brinsley claimed on his facebook page to have worked for ISNA. Because anyone can simply go to facebook and check for themselves.

381 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 9:57:02am

re: #379 CuriousLurker

And he referred to them as unindicted coconspirators in terrorism cases (but perish the thought that anyone refer to Darren Wilson as an unindicted murderer (he committed homicide, which the GJ and prosecutor declined to indict).

382 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 10:07:50am

re: #379 CuriousLurker

Actually, he did more than that. He also called ISNA a “Muslim Brotherhood front group”

Ahhh the old “MB front group” line. Updated from the old “communist front group” and “Zionist front group” accusations. A secret cabal pulls the strings behind the scenes to destroy “our” way of life. Same song, different verse.

383 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 24, 2014 10:08:39am

re: #365 b_sharp

Praying for you my Canadian friend. Get well soon.

384 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 10:11:40am

re: #380 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Yes, in addition he also misidentified “Jackie”, worked for Breitbart and was rumored to have pooped on the floor while in college. None of which has bearing on the question of whether or not Brinsley claimed on his facebook page to have worked for ISNA. Because anyone can simply go to facebook and check for themselves.

No, but it does have bearing on the scare mongering that’s going on. There is a concerted effort being made to link fears of terrorism together with Black protestors in the person of Brinsley. From there it’s just a hop, skip, and jump to associating the entire protest movement with terrorism in people’s minds in an attempt to thoroughly discredit it.

I saw this coming days ago.

385 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 10:11:58am

re: #382 Ace-o-aces

Ahhh the old “MB front group” line. Updated from the old “communist front group” and “Zionist front group” accusations. A secret cabal pulls the strings behind the scenes to destroy “our” way of life. Same song, different verse.

Exactly.

386 blueraven  Dec 24, 2014 10:13:43am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

I got litter boxes to clean.
dammit…

///

Yeah, doubtful this will be watched in my home any time soon, maybe sometime in the future when it is free to see. Not really my taste in movies.

I am glad to see it will have a widely available platform though.

387 Amory Blaine  Dec 24, 2014 10:24:10am

Upchucks “scoop”er.

Lovely gift for those “special” college students
388 b_sharp  Dec 24, 2014 10:25:29am

V’s in the ER. Intense pain behind her main incision which turned bright red and very hot within two hours. She hasn’t kept anything down since yesterday morning.

Last time we went through this seven years ago she ended up getting sepsis and lost her gall bladder to gangrene.

389 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 24, 2014 10:25:45am

YAYYY I’m in the air on the way to Miami. Our flight was delayed on the ground while they calculated a new route around the storms and took on more fuel.

The people sitting in the row behind me ARE SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS. WTF. They were screaming like this ever since we boarded.

Now the airplane noise has drowned them out. Kind of.

390 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 24, 2014 10:26:25am

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{b_sharp}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

391 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 10:26:39am

re: #384 CuriousLurker

No, but it does have bearing on the scare mongering that’s going on.

True, and when I write “all he did was…”, in this particular context it has to do with the provenance of his information about Brinsley, not with whether he also added a mountain of bullshit to it (which he of course did). If all we had to go on were his screenshots, they would have proved nothing. Since we can check his info ourselves, his (negative) credibility plays no role.

392 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 10:29:34am

re: #388 b_sharp

V’s in the ER. Intense pain behind her main incision which turned bright red and very hot within two hours. She hasn’t kept anything down since yesterday morning.

Last time we went through this seven years ago she ended up getting sepsis and lost her gall bladder to gangrene.

{{hugs}}

393 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 10:29:44am

re: #388 b_sharp

{{{B Sharp}}}

394 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 10:31:13am

re: #388 b_sharp

A few more for good measure: {{{b_sharp}}}

395 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 24, 2014 10:33:37am

Turbulence.

396 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 10:35:13am

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

Turbulence.

Ugh. I’m one of those white-knuckled flyers. *shudder*

397 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 24, 2014 10:36:21am

re:
#388

So sorry to hear, hoping for the best.

398 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 10:37:09am

re: #389 The Vicious Babushka

Good luck and safe flight there - and that’s why I bring my noise canceling headphones for those trips. They drown out most plane noise, and quite a bit of the background noise like what you’re dealing with. They’re worth every penny - and make for a far more relaxing flight than otherwise possible.

399 lawhawk  Dec 24, 2014 10:37:37am

re: #388 b_sharp

Good luck and best wishes.

400 A Cranky One  Dec 24, 2014 10:40:19am

re: #388 b_sharp

Sending positive thoughts your way. Was worried when you said the pain hadn’t decreased. Hope you get the holiday gift of a full recovery.

401 Dr Lizardo  Dec 24, 2014 10:42:51am

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the Lizards out there, regardless of faith or philosophy.

For those interested, here’s the annual Santa Claus NORAD Tracker:

noradsanta.org

402 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 10:45:23am

re: #401 Dr Lizardo

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the Lizards out there, regardless of faith or philosophy.

For those interested, here’s the annual Santa Claus NORAD Tracker:

noradsanta.org

I’ll go to Hell for this, but: I sure hope he doesn’t fly over DNR/LNR.

403 Bubblehead II  Dec 24, 2014 10:46:24am

re: #388 b_sharp

Sending positive vibes your way.

404 #FergusonFireside  Dec 24, 2014 10:49:32am
405 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 10:53:36am

re: #388 b_sharp

{{b_sharp}}

Sending wishes for a rapid recovery from this and a full recovery overall.

406 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 10:56:25am

uh, whut???

407 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 24, 2014 10:58:50am

re: #388 b_sharp

V’s in the ER. Intense pain behind her main incision which turned bright red and very hot within two hours. She hasn’t kept anything down since yesterday morning.

Last time we went through this seven years ago she ended up getting sepsis and lost her gall bladder to gangrene.

May modern medicine see her well fast B. Thoughts and prayers on your/her side.

408 Snarknado!  Dec 24, 2014 10:59:28am

re: #388 b_sharp

And again: {{{you and Mrs. b_sharp}}}

409 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 11:00:48am

I’m …bemused, I guess, that pointing out inconsistencies in the twitter timeline of a guy who later admitted that he was trolling news organizations was worth a downding.

Morning, Lizards.

410 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:04:01am

re: #409 klystron

Can you give a link if it’s still open? :)

411 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 11:04:54am

re: #410 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Can you give a link if it’s still open? :)

It was just up-page here, at #210.

412 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:06:19am

re: #411 klystron

Dunno this person.

413 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 24, 2014 11:08:32am

re: #409 klystron

I’m …bemused, I guess, that pointing out inconsistencies in the twitter timeline of a guy who later admitted that he was trolling news organizations was worth a downding.

Morning, Lizards.

A downding from someone who never posts a comment. O_o

414 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:09:03am

re: #413 Backwoods_Sleuth

A downding from someone who never posts a comment. O_o

Silent but deadly. ;)

415 klystron  Dec 24, 2014 11:19:36am
416 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:20:36am

re: #415 klystron

[Embedded content]

Is this a menorah from a Japanese manga? /////

417 Varek Raith  Dec 24, 2014 11:23:32am

re: #416 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Is this a menorah from a Japanese manga? /////

I see no tentacles.
So, nope.

418 Sionainn  Dec 24, 2014 11:24:01am

re: #388 b_sharp

V’s in the ER. Intense pain behind her main incision which turned bright red and very hot within two hours. She hasn’t kept anything down since yesterday morning.

Last time we went through this seven years ago she ended up getting sepsis and lost her gall bladder to gangrene.

Oh, geez. Glad you got her in right away to deal with the infection. Hoping they can knock it out right quick.

419 Sionainn  Dec 24, 2014 11:25:06am

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

Turbulence.

Did it shut up the people behind you?

420 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 11:28:11am

re: #381 lawhawk

And he referred to them as unindicted coconspirators in terrorism cases (but perish the thought that anyone refer to Darren Wilson as an unindicted murderer (he committed homicide, which the GJ and prosecutor declined to indict).

Exactly. I was just making coffee & toasting a bagel, thinking that’s the thing that bugs me the most: Brinsley truly was a thug with a long record to prove it. He was a killer who, according to reports, had serious mental problems. Nothing he said would be considered credible by the people who consider Upchuck a trustworthy news source, unless it could be used to smear those they dislike. Brinsley then suddenly becomes credible.

It’s like Geller & Co. constantly screaming about how nearly every moderate utterance or action by Muslims falls under the anti-Mulsim counter-jihadists’ twisted, bullshit rubric of taqiyyah. It’s only the most vile statements by radical extremists like Anjem Choudary that are considered truthful, labeled as something required by all “pious Muslims”.

So Brinsley? Murderous thug! Criminal! Liar who can’t be trusted!… Except for the part where he says he worked for ISNA, that they can believe with unquestioning certainty, and then turn it into something sinister with the help of assholes like Upchuck.

421 Dave In Austin  Dec 24, 2014 11:29:18am

Time to change the avi for a week or so……

422 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:29:57am

re: #417 Varek Raith

I see no tentacles.
So, nope.

You know what the “tentacles” are, right? ///

423 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 11:34:26am
424 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:38:00am

re: #420 CuriousLurker

Look at John Schindler, who is considered a “serious person” by many. He uncritically took Chuck’s assertion that Brinsley worked at ISNA and ran with it, praising Chuck. Of course, “he worked at ISNA” and “he claimed to have worked there” are worlds apart. One can’t simply trust what an unstable person claims about themselves. Not to mention that even if it is true, in what capacity did he work there? Maybe waited a table once? Or was a janitor? And even if he was in a position of responsibility, this still isn’t anything but random chance. There is no indication in his pre-murder messages that he did this on religious grounds. So what does it matter where he worked?

But “serious persons” like that dick-pic guy are promoting it anyway.

425 CuriousLurker  Dec 24, 2014 11:41:53am

re: #424 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Unfortunately, I’m not at all surprised to hear Schindler ran with it. I followed him briefly some time back, but then quit because I could sense the anti-Muslim bias just underneath his words. People can be really subtle in how they word things, y’know? They make it sound almost reasonable.

426 Ace-o-aces  Dec 24, 2014 11:43:42am

re: #424 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

It’s like saying Bernie Madoff was a member of the JCC.

427 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 11:45:34am

re: #426 Ace-o-aces

It’s like saying Bernie Madoff was a member of the JCC.

PROVES OUR POINT! IT’S A ZOG FRONT!!!1 ////[obviously sarcasm, but has to be specified because there are people waiting to take such things out of context.]

428 Varek Raith  Dec 24, 2014 12:04:17pm

re: #422 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

You know what the “tentacles” are, right? ///

No sirree.
Pure as a snow flake, I am.

429 Dark_Falcon  Dec 24, 2014 12:13:13pm

re: #420 CuriousLurker

Exactly. I was just making coffee & toasting a bagel, thinking that’s the thing that bugs me the most: Brinsley truly was a thug with a long record to prove it. He was a killer who, according to reports, had serious mental problems. Nothing he said would be considered credible by the people who consider Upchuck a trustworthy news source, unless it could be used to smear those they dislike. Brinsley then suddenly becomes credible.

It’s like Geller & Co. constantly screaming about how nearly every moderate utterance or action by Muslims falls under the anti-Mulsim counter-jihadists’ twisted, bullshit rubric of taqiyyah. It’s only the most vile statements by radical extremists like Anjem Choudary that are considered truthful, labeled as something required by all “pious Muslims”.

So Brinsley? Murderous thug! Criminal! Liar who can’t be trusted!… Except for the part where he says he worked for ISNA, that they can believe with unquestioning certainty, and then turn it into something sinister with the help of assholes like Upchuck.

Whereas what people should do is go back to that first part: Nothing Brinsley said should be considered credible, since even his rationale for his rampage was a lie. It was never about the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, it was about Brinsley’s desire to get as much attention possible while playing out his “revenge on the world” psychodrama.

430 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 24, 2014 12:19:39pm

re: #428 Varek Raith

No sirree.
Pure as a snow flake, I am.

Somebody, tell Yoda what that means! ///

431 ObserverArt  Dec 24, 2014 12:26:15pm

re: #388 b_sharp

V’s in the ER. Intense pain behind her main incision which turned bright red and very hot within two hours. She hasn’t kept anything down since yesterday morning.

Last time we went through this seven years ago she ended up getting sepsis and lost her gall bladder to gangrene.

Just saw your comments b-sharp. Hope everything goes well for your wife. Wishing strength and good health for the both of you.

432 wrenchwench  Dec 25, 2014 7:31:11am

Who knew a tiny desk was a great place for a concert?!?

npr.org


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Bannon’s Choice: Lie & Go to Prison or Admit to Treason Can't tell yet if this is wishful thinking ... or if it's the real reason behind all the hysteria and garment-rending taking place in the last two weeks with Fox & the Trumpistas. MSNBC intel analyst Malcolm Nance: “Steve ...
Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)
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Inside a Secret 2014 List of Hundreds of L.A. Deputies With Histories of Misconduct Evidence went missing, so a Deputy made some up. With taco sauce. Yet our police are protected behind a barrier of secrecy that is directly interfering with justice. He picked out a similar shirt, doused it with taco sauce ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Russia’s Putin Visits Syria Airbase and Orders Start of Pullout Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim air base, ...
Thanos
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Orkestra Obsolete Play Blue Monday Using 1930s Instruments - BBC Arts More information: bbc.in New Order's Blue Monday was released on 7 March 1983, and its cutting-edge electronic groove changed pop music forever. But what would it have sounded like if it had been made 50 years earlier? In a ...
Thanos
1 day, 8 hours ago
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Tune-Yards - ABC 123 (Official Video) 'ABC 123' by Tune-Yards. New album 'I can feel you creep into my private life' is released January 19th 2018: smarturl.it Director: Dear Mr QuistgaardProducer: Abi Atkinson, LS ProductionsCommissioner: Gabe Spierer, Beggars GroupExec Producer: Saskia Whinney, SomesuchDOP: Deepa KeshvalaEditor: ...
Thanos
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Funding Restrictions Have Made Gun Violence Researchers Get Creative A study published Thursday concludes that a subsequent increase in gun exposure led to more accidental firearm deaths than otherwise would have occurred in the months after the school shooting. "It was the spike [in sales] itself that sort ...
Thanos
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Recycling Chaos in U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’ Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, ...
Thanos
1 day, 11 hours ago
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Trump Jerusalem Move: Tear Gas at Lebanon US Embassy Protest There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back ...
Thanos
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Trump Says He and Trudeau Disagree on Trade Deficit. U.S. Stats Seem to Be on the PM’s SideHair Furor just can't seem to catch a break these days....Despite Trump's insistence the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, statistics from the website of the office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- the office handling NAFTA negotiations -- ...
The Major
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