Right Wing Stalker Chuck C. Johnson Attacks Mayor De Blasio’s Family

Johnson’s freakishly repulsive behavior continues

Our stalker pal Chuck C. Johnson is now targeting the family of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for his special kind of right wing hate attack, and using Twitter to ask his knuckle-dragging followers to help and give him money:

And today at his awful website, we find what might be the most ludicrous use ever of “BREAKING” in a wingnut headline: BREAKING: DeBlasio’s Father Backed Appeasing Hitler in 1938 #NYPD - GotNews.

Yes, that’s right, dear readers; the Ginger Avenger is labeling a 76-year old story as super-duper EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS!

Bill DeBlasio’s father, Warren Wilhelm, supported the appeasement of Adolph Hitler in an October 26, 1938 debate, Gotnews has learned.

DeBlasio’s father, then a Labor member of the Yale Political Union, gave a stirring speech in favor of appeasing Hitler.

Appeasing Hitler was the “least terrible” of five alternatives, Wilhelm concluded as reported in an article in The Yale Daily News.

The New York Times didn’t reveal DeBlasio’s father’s appeasement views ahead of the 2013 mayoral election.

Seriously? What kind of swivel-eyed loon thinks the New York Times should have written about this completely irrelevant detail from 76 years ago?

The opinion expressed by de Blasio’s father in 1938 was not unusual at all, and nobody saw it as “appeasing Hitler” at the time. This post by Chuck is absolute garbage. Really nasty, smelly garbage intended to harm people — and I’m not just talking about Mayor de Blasio and his family. Chuck is doing his best to spread racial hatred in the wake of the Brooklyn shootings.

And it gets even more ridiculous: Johnson is now putting his “Got News” watermark on historical photos as if he owns them!

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The second photo is actually owned by the Associated Press, by the way.

Chuck C. Johnson is a real piece of work, and he’s being pimped and promoted now by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Fox News. He’s so deranged and unprofessional, he’ll probably eventually get himself in real hot water — but he’s going to continue deliberately hurting innocent people on the way.

UPDATE at 12/28/14 11:39:47 am by Charles Johnson

LGF contributor Gus points out that the man Johnson is viciously smearing as an “appeaser of Hitler” is a decorated war hero who lost a leg in combat during World War II.

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314 comments
1 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Dec 28, 2014 11:33:51am

Charles, as an antidote to UpChuck’s lunacy re: de Blasio (and the actions of NYPD at the funeral), might I suggest a front page of this news:
Police Chief: Respecting Authority Means Respecting Protestors. I posted a page about it, but the letter is a thing to behold.

2 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:36:38am

Chuck C. Johnson is a psychotic, unstable racist who owns a gun.

3 sagehen  Dec 28, 2014 11:36:46am

More than half the U.S. Senate favored appeasing Hitler in 1938. There were marches in every major American city favoring appeasing Hitler. Lindbergh led the appeasement faction.

FDR was just about the only American who didn’t favor that course of action; he wanted us to take sides, anti-Germany, pro-Britain, but he was banging his head against a brick wall until Pearl Harbor. That’s what it took for a majority of Americans to come around.

4 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 11:37:33am
5 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:39:34am

If Chuck lived in Nazi Germany, he would have worked for Streicher’s Der Stürmer (which even most Nazis despised as low-brow).

6 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:40:18am

Anyway, here’s something to dilute the stench:
it’s James Bond territory, almost creepy, but sooo cool.

Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can’t decide

7 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:41:51am

re: #6 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I wonder if one can now analyze all sorts of videos for new info…

8 jaunte  Dec 28, 2014 11:43:13am

Warren Wilhelm: wounded in the Battle of Okinawa.
Charles C. Johnson: gets his feelings hurt on Twitter.

9 retired cynic  Dec 28, 2014 11:45:38am

Really, would it matter what Warren Wilhelm thought? Do we hold the thoughts of a person against their offspring? This would be a strange old world if we did!

10 calochortus  Dec 28, 2014 11:47:30am

re: #9 retired cynic

Of course, there’s that whole “sins of the fathers” thing…

11 sagehen  Dec 28, 2014 11:48:12am

re: #9 retired cynic

Really, would it matter what Warren Wilhelm thought? Do we hold the thoughts of a person against their offspring? This would be a strange old world if we did!

That’s a good question to ask someone who supports Ted Cruz.

12 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:48:58am

re: #7 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I wonder if one can now analyze all sorts of videos for new info…

(Not the old ones, with low fps; but if one wonders e.g. what Obama said to Medvedev, or something in that vein…)

13 retired cynic  Dec 28, 2014 11:49:00am

re: #10 calochortus

Sure, if you believe in that, which I don’t, but this wasn’t a sin. As noted above, a majority of people were thinking Chamberlain’s move was the best thing that could be done, and were hoping it would work.

14 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 11:49:26am

re: #9 retired cynic

Really, would it matter what Warren Wilhelm thought? Do we hold the thoughts of a person against their offspring? This would be a strange old world if we did!

If you are a RWNJ you do. Look what they’ve done to Obama and how much mention his father has gotten.

15 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:49:55am

Chuck’s father is a hippy.

16 retired cynic  Dec 28, 2014 11:50:12am

re: #14 ObserverArt

Yes, but his father was BLACK!

17 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 11:50:36am

re: #14 ObserverArt

If you are a RWNJ you do. Look what they’ve done to Obama and how much mention his father has gotten.

His mother fared worse, what with “nude pictures” and allegations of marital infidelity.

18 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 11:51:49am

re: #13 retired cynic

Sure, if you believe in that, which I don’t, but this wasn’t a sin. As noted above, a majority of people were thinking Chamberlain’s move was the best thing that could be done, and were hoping it would work.

That’s exactly correct - this was not an unusual opinion at all, and nobody saw it as “appeasing Hitler” at the time. This post by Chuck is absolute garbage. Really nasty, smelly garbage intended to harm people — and I’m not just talking about de Blasio. Chuck is doing his best to spread racial hatred in the wake of the Brooklyn shootings.

19 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 11:54:04am

One major political party had huge numbers of isolationists and non-interventionists (appeasement) members of their party right before WWII and it wasn’t the Democratic Party.

Hi everybody, hope your holiday went well.

The vote to enter WW2 passed the senate by a vote of 82-0 Chuck must find out why those 18 senators didn’t vote and why!!!

:)

20 HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2014 11:55:19am

Pathfuckingthetic.

21 calochortus  Dec 28, 2014 11:55:38am

re: #13 retired cynic

Sure, if you believe in that, which I don’t, but this wasn’t a sin. As noted above, a majority of people were thinking Chamberlain’s move was the best thing that could be done, and were hoping it would work.

No, I don’t believe in that either, except in a very general sense (kids suffer when a parent is an alcoholic, etc.) Just a snarky remark. Having an opinion that turned out to be wrong is not a sin.

Chuck may feel differently, though.

22 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 11:56:56am

re: #17 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

His mother fared worse, what with “nude pictures” and allegations of marital infidelity.

Further adding to the point. I think you’d have to admit the stuff about his father stuck better. Where else did the whole Kenyan Muslim stuff come from, and how much did that add to the whole birther thing?

I hope that Charles C. Johnson gets someone real interested into delving into his and his family and friend’s lives and then blabs all over the ‘net about what they find. He deserves it.

23 urbanmeemaw  Dec 28, 2014 11:57:53am

re: #2 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Chuck C. Johnson is a psychotic, unstable racist who owns a gun.

Somewhat OT, but I’m “surprised” Chuck C didn’t “dig up” GW Bush’s grandfather’s connection with industries that supported Nazi Germany:

theguardian.com

While looking for a link, I found a Wikipedia entry about Prescott Bush, who sounds like a very interesting, progressive man especially for his time:

en.wikipedia.org

I figure de Blasio’s father was against going to war on principle yet he ultimately served. What a sad story.

24 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 12:00:09pm

Ted Cruz’s dad fought alongside Castro.

25 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 12:04:44pm

re: #24 b.d.

Ted Cruz’s dad fought alongside Castro.

As a teenager, he grew to detest the regime of Fulgencio Batista. He and some of his schoolmates frequently clashed with Batista’s officials. Eventually, he linked up with Castro’s guerrilla groups and supported their attempts to overthrow Batista.

nationalreview.com

Good for the Goose, Chuck

26 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:06:54pm

UpChuck’s alleged grandfather was a decorated WWII Navy something. Everyone else are just fakes, like Kerry, Dole, Cleland, etc…

*spit*

27 Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 28, 2014 12:07:20pm

How old does PoopHobbit claim to be? 26? The age at which all clueless dipshits think they know everything? Not surprising. He’s probably never SEEN anybody who served in WW2.

Does he really want to go down that rabbit hole? Start asking about who in the U.S. supported Hitler before the war and you’re going to dig up some very ugly answers. I don’t know if there were opinion polls at the time, but a loud-ass dictatorial white guy who gets the trains running on time, builds cool weapons, and talks about flushing Jews down the toilet, is STILL a popular wish-fulfillment fantasy in the imaginations of too many Americans even now…

The Mayor’s dad was on Okinawa, too. Christ, I’ve read E.B. Sledge and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.

28 allegro  Dec 28, 2014 12:08:54pm

re: #24 b.d.

Ted Cruz’s dad fought alongside Castro.

I care less about what he used to support back then than I do the lunacy he’s preaching now. At his son’s campaign rallies. His son shares the beliefs.

29 HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2014 12:09:38pm

re: #25 b.d.

nationalreview.com

Good for the Goose, Chuck

Yep and there’s the many businesses that continued to do business with Hitler after the war started. Upchuck is pathetic.

30 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:12:44pm

re: #24 b.d.

And bribed his way into this country, not knowing a word of English, and then went on the lecture circuit telling Americans how great a person Castro was, until it became “inconvenient”.

31 Mattand  Dec 28, 2014 12:20:28pm

I may have asked this before; apologies if it’s a repeat.

Does CCJ’s bullshit have any impact in the real world, with people who don’t really follow current events and politics like people on this blog do?

I’m in no way trying to insinuate CCJ shouldn’t be challenged for his nasty bullshit. If anything, he’s the poster child for the dark, harmful side of the Internet. Just wondering how far his bleatings actually travel.

32 Ace-o-aces  Dec 28, 2014 12:21:09pm

in1938, people who wanted to go to war with Germany were labeled “premature antifascists” and were generally liberal in their political leanings. I’m guessing Chuck won’t see the irony of calling out the Mayor’s father for taking the conservative position.

33 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 12:21:38pm

Chuck C. Johnson is an idealist with no ideals. He most likely doesn’t see himself as a bigot or racist or anything.

He has a wacky idealistic viewpoint that he is exposing the corrupt and everything he is doing is toward that goal. He thinks he is doing good so there can be no wrong involved.

He in part models himself after all the nuttiness of the internet. He is part Alex Jones, part Andrew Brietbart, part DimJim, with a little FOX mixed in with the journalistic integrity of a Jerome Corsi.

All those are probably seen as good and successful people to follow. But as we’ve all stated, he has no filtering so he doesn’t know how far to go, when to dial back. It is all full speed ahead and full speed backup when needed. People get run over no matter the direction Chucky goes..

Again, it all does not matter. Greatness is where he sees himself headed, and right about this point I sense he thinks he is well on his way.

I still think he makes a great study in internet driven character psychology.

34 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 12:25:02pm

This is how Chuck reacted to the news about the AirAsia plane crash:

35 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:25:03pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

then went on the lecture circuit telling Americans how great a person Castro was

Did that actually happen?

36 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 12:26:22pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

This is how Chuck reacted to the news about the AirAsia plane crash:

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There are no depths to which Upchuck won’t sink.

Obviously.

37 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:28:32pm

re: #35 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Did that actually happen?

Yes, it did.

38 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:32:18pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, it did.

Could you please specify a source for that?

39 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 12:32:58pm

re: #27 Pawn of the Oppressor

How old does PoopHobbit claim to be? 26? The age at which all clueless dipshits think they know everything? Not surprising. He’s probably never SEEN anybody who served in WW2.

Does he really want to go down that rabbit hole? Start asking about who in the U.S. supported Hitler before the war and you’re going to dig up some very ugly answers. I don’t know if there were opinion polls at the time, but a loud-ass dictatorial white guy who gets the trains running on time, builds cool weapons, and talks about flushing Jews down the toilet, is STILL a popular wish-fulfillment fantasy in the imaginations of too many Americans even now…

The Mayor’s dad was on Okinawa, too. Christ, I’ve read E.B. Sledge and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.

No, he definitely does not not want to go down that rabbit hole, for it leads right back to the libertarian/GOP far-right door. This is a re-post from my comments on Rightwingconspirator’s page about the restoration of the famous “Lindbergh light” atop LA city hall.

Lindbergh is an interesting figure whose actions and views resonate to this day. His antisemitic and isolationist leanings did not appear out of a vacuum; nor was he duped by sophisticated European fascists while he was living in Europe in the 30s (as he sometimes implied in later years).
His father was none other than Congressman Charles August Lindbergh, who remains an icon to the conspiracist right for his opposition to the Federal Reserve and to US involvement in World War I. What we think of as the Ron Paul wing of the Republican Party obviously existed for quite a while before Ron Paul did.
I do not think the Fed is above criticism, far from it, but it is amazing how often you can scratch a Fed-hater and find a Jew-hater.

Lindbergh was unofficially rehabilitated in the 50s and served on the selection committee for the US Air Force Academy. He supported the space program and wrote the foreword for astronaut Michael Collins’s book about Apollo 11. He also became a leading environmentalist in the 60s and was an early and vocal opponent of the whaling industry. He died in Hawaii in 1974, age 72, and is buried at a beautiful site in Kipahulu, Maui.
On a personal note, I actually met Charles Lindbergh at Edwards Air Force base in about 1965. He was in his 60s by then, a dignified but friendly and polite old man who was happy to sign an autograph. I got the distinct feeling from my father and his friend “Mark” (a one time Tuskegee airman btw) that the AF types viewed him with genuine but somewhat chilly respect,

40 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 12:34:29pm

Allegedly an incorrigible 16 or 17 yr old Finnish boy.

FBI is reportedly actively investigating a member of the hacker collective that claimed responsibility for recent high-profile cyberattacks on Microsoft and Sony properties, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation and the attacks - @dailydot
read more on dailydot.com

dailydot.com

41 Jay C  Dec 28, 2014 12:36:25pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

Charles: not that my day won’t probably be much better off by NOT reading what CCJ had to say about the missing Air Asia flight, but the “embedded content didn’t embed for me. New link, please?

42 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:37:33pm

Never mind, I finally found it:

So I got a job as a dishwasher, worked full-time, went to school full-time. And at the beginning of 1958, I learned English very quickly, I’d started speaking at different Rotary clubs around Austin, Texas, in favour of Castro. I still thought that he was the saviour of the country.

43 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:38:40pm

re: #38 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Could you please specify a source for that?

Lots of rabbit hole links here. Ted and Rafael keep changing their stories depending on the audience.
Fact remains, Rafael has been re-making his story for decades.

44 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:42:13pm

So what Cruz Sr. is saying is that he was a very, very dumb individual who didn’t notice that Castro(!) was a commie.

45 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 12:43:04pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lots of rabbit hole links here. Ted and Rafael keep changing their stories depending on the audience.
Fact remains, Rafael has been re-making his story for decades.

Whatever pays.

Now, if you want to talk about like father, like son, Ted and Daddy Cruz are a good pair for discussion.

46 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:43:27pm

re: #44 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

So what Cruz Sr. is saying is that he was a very, very dumb individual who didn’t notice that Castro(!) was a commie.

For 4 years.

47 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:43:46pm

re: #42 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Never mind, I finally found it:

Interesting how he managed to get a dishwasher job at 50 cents an hour back in the 1950s, when my dishwasher job in the late 1960s paid only 30 cents an hour. And I could speak English…

48 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:45:05pm

re: #46 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

For 4 years.

Until the Rotary Club figured out that he was an opportunist preying on the Batista fears and then Castro began the new improved scary communist boogieman.

49 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 12:45:59pm
50 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 12:46:04pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

Whatever pays.

Now, if you want to talk about like father, like son, Ted and Daddy Cruz are a good pair for discussion.

Rafael found out the newest best grift: religion.

51 unproven innocence  Dec 28, 2014 12:46:39pm

re: #44 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

So what Cruz Sr. is saying is that he was a very, very dumb individual who didn’t notice that Castro(!) was a commie.

I remember seeing Castro as a featured guest on Meet the Press, so I suspect the number of people who “didn’t notice” may have been large.

52 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:47:16pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Chuck the Necrophiliac.

53 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 12:49:02pm
54 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:49:14pm

Chuck reached a record low today.

55 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:50:23pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

Conservatives aren’t doing much of anything to stop people from thinking that.

56 Jay C  Dec 28, 2014 12:54:22pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

So THAT’S Chuck J’s response/comment on a missing - presumed lost - flight with 162 people - presumed lost - on it? Asian Stewardess cheesecake?

Can someone please book Chuck J. onto a missing flight??? Soon??

57 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 12:54:35pm

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rafael found out the newest best grift: religion.

Yes he did. And I swear he and sonny boy tag team the same themes. For some RWNJs, conservative politics and religion are the same thing. Ted puts a little religion in his act and Rafael puts a little politics into his.

It’s a good gig apparently.

58 nines09  Dec 28, 2014 12:55:44pm

Quote; “Chuck C. Johnson is a real piece of work, and he’s being pimped and promoted now by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Fox News.” *Snip*
That’s some serious hate. Vile Incorporated. Stock persona to mark your grift on the Right Wing Side of Filth Inc. A very large silence from the GOP and Right Wing and all the hacks and flunkies. You know, them people that want others to speak up about hate in other communities and religions and states and shows and, and , and…? All kiss CJC’s ample ass. Eat me.

59 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:56:16pm

Chuck C. Johnson gets excited from looking at photos of apparently dead people.

60 Dave In Austin  Dec 28, 2014 12:56:47pm

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rafael found out the newest best grift: religion.

I’ve made the decision that religion is the family business. I’ll bet Raffy has it completely mapped out. And yes, Teddy is my Senator…..

61 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:58:03pm

re: #60 Dave In Austin

I’ve made the decision that religion is the family business. I’ll bet Raffy has it completely mapped out. And yes, he is my Senator…..

Probably his son tho ;)

62 OhNoZombies!  Dec 28, 2014 12:59:15pm

Chuck one of those pervs who has a fetish for Asian women.
He sees them as objects.
So. Fucking. Gross.

63 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 12:59:18pm
64 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 1:00:11pm

re: #62 OhNoZombies!

Chuck one of those pervs who has a fetish for Asian women.
He sees them as objects.
So. Fucking. Gross.

You read my thoughts. It’s probably not “high IQ” or “submissiveness”. It’s probably just a sexual fetish of his.

65 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:01:27pm

re: #63 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

KO has been hammering Lynch & NYPD about that since yesterday.
Good on him for standing up.

66 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:01:54pm

Mt. Etna is still erupting today.

67 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 1:01:54pm

re: #62 OhNoZombies!

Chuck one of those pervs who has a fetish for Asian women.
He sees them as objects.
So. Fucking. Gross.

Yep. For Chucky, they’re not really women. They’re toys. I believe he said something to that effect in a Tweet one time, but I can’t recall the exact words. Something to the effect that he didn’t see them as human.

68 Jay C  Dec 28, 2014 1:05:18pm

re: #44 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

So what Cruz Sr. is saying is that he was a very, very dumb individual who didn’t notice that Castro(!) was a commie.

Cruz pere certainly wasn’t alone in his views back in those days: by the late ’50s, Batista’s (loudly pro-US) dictatorship in Cuba had become a malodorous embarrassment to plenty of folks in and out of the government: Castro’s insurgency had had a LOT of support on this side of the water - some of it of “official” provenance - as it was seen as a less-worse alternative to a terminal regime. Of course, once Castro officially turned Commie in 1960, all that prior cheerleading got swept down the memory hole: maybe after a few years/decades of normalized relations with Cuba, we’ll get something like a objective history of that era; but, unfortunately, not yet.

69 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 1:06:46pm

re: #67 Dr Lizardo

I doubt Chuck would say something like that publicly. You’re probably thinking about a comment from his classmate.

70 gwangung  Dec 28, 2014 1:07:06pm

re: #67 Dr Lizardo

Yep. For Chucky, they’re not really women. They’re toys. I believe he said something to that effect in a Tweet one time, but I can’t recall the exact words. Something to the effect that he didn’t see them as human.

Yellow Fever, Asiaphile….you can smell them a mile away.

71 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:09:46pm

good grief…

He’ll say he’s “just joking” and his haters have no sense of humor…

72 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:18:17pm

Maybe it’s just me, but when I fly I like air attendants who are attentive with positive attitudes and know their jobs.
I do not care what they look like at all.

73 OhNoZombies!  Dec 28, 2014 1:24:17pm

I swear, Chucky is the un-holy spawn of VDare.

74 Belafon  Dec 28, 2014 1:25:08pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

You don’t have Chucky’s secret desire to grab them by the ass? What kind of softie are you?

//

75 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:28:52pm

re: #74 Belafon

You don’t have Chucky’s secret desire to grab them by the ass? What kind of softie are you?

//

Bet UpChuck’s hot wife just sits there quietly on the plane next to him while he drools over the hot stewardesses….

76 Snarknado!  Dec 28, 2014 1:29:16pm

re: #69 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I doubt Chuck would say something like that publicly. You’re probably thinking about a comment from his classmate.

No, I saw it too. Something from his college days about not dating Asian women because they’re ?smart?, but because he didn’t think of them as human.

77 Snarknado!  Dec 28, 2014 1:30:49pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

Interesting how he managed to get a dishwasher job at 50 cents an hour back in the 1950s, when my dishwasher job in the late 1960s paid only 30 cents an hour. And I could speak English…

Of course, you’re a girl, not a boy.

78 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 1:30:54pm

re: #76 Snarknado!

No, I saw it too. Something from his college days about not dating Asian women because they’re ?smart?, but because he didn’t think of them as human.

Yeah, that rings the bell. It was a month or so ago that I saw it.

79 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:31:17pm

re: #76 Snarknado!

No, I saw it too. Something from his college days about not dating Asian women because they’re ?smart?, but because he didn’t think of them as human.

He “dated” them, but not in the usual definition of “dating”…

80 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2014 1:32:46pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bet UpChuck’s hot wife just sits there quietly on the plane next to him while he drools over the hot stewardesses….

She sits in economy while he flies in business class that her family paid for.

81 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 1:33:46pm

re: #76 Snarknado!

No, I saw it too. Something from his college days about not dating Asian women because they’re ?smart?, but because he didn’t think of them as human.

Yes, a comment from his classmate. I saw that too.

82 OhNoZombies!  Dec 28, 2014 1:35:51pm

Is he really married, or is there some woman who needs to have the police check her basement?
//

83 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 1:36:04pm

I wonder if those Hitler photos in Chuck’s post are still under copyright to someone?

Checking.

84 Belafon  Dec 28, 2014 1:37:23pm

re: #82 OhNoZombies!

He probably got an H1B visa for the position, and now she’s stuck.

85 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2014 1:40:09pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

I wonder if those Hitler photos in Chuck’s post are still under copyright to someone?

Checking.

Well he sure as shit didn’t take them.

86 TedStriker  Dec 28, 2014 1:40:11pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…

He’ll say he’s “just joking” and his haters have no sense of humor…

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87 OhNoZombies!  Dec 28, 2014 1:40:43pm

re: #84 Belafon

He probably got an H1B visa for the position, and now she’s stuck.

Sounds right.
I can’t imagine anyone marrying him for his charming personality.

88 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 1:40:57pm

The bottom photo is from the Associated Press: washingtonpost.com

89 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 1:42:57pm

While playing around with topsy:

90 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 1:51:00pm

re: #89 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

While playing around with topsy:

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How unfortunate that NBA discriminates against “smart Asians” like Harvard does, eh UpChuck?

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91 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 1:51:24pm

re: #89 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

While playing around with topsy:

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I despise that word, no matter who uses it. I’ve never agreed with those who actually think they can “re-appropriate” and “embrace” the obscenities they were labeled.

92 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 1:57:29pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

The bottom photo is from the Associated Press: washingtonpost.com

It becomes the property of the last person to put their watermark on it.

93 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 1:57:30pm

I clicked on the twitter image of Chuck C. in Sergey’s #89 and he now seems to be carrying out a hate campaign on Chipotle because a NYPD officer was supposedly refused service in a Chipotle’s shop.

Damn, the boy takes on the entire world in one day and makes mountains out of little piles of dirt he hears.

Also looks like he has built a group of followers ready to do his bidding.

Damn, we have some sick individuals in our society.

94 Jenner7  Dec 28, 2014 1:58:32pm

Christmas put away in less than 2 hours. We have a lot of junk. And that’s after we downsized.

Anyone have plans for NYE?? We always just stay at home, drink, and go outside at midnight and scream like idiots.

Steelers and Bengals tonight. Go Steelers!

95 meteor  Dec 28, 2014 2:01:04pm

I hope the AP sues his ass. Then I can get *two* cakes from Dairy Queen!

96 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:03:17pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

I despise that word, no matter who uses it. I’ve never agreed with those who actually think they can “re-appropriate” and “embrace” the obscenities they were labeled.

It’s not even about who uses it, it’s that Chuck chooses to repeat the phrase only because there is the n-word there.

97 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 2:03:19pm

re: #94 Jenner7

Christmas put away in less than 2 hours. We have a lot of junk. And that’s after we downsized.

Anyone have plans for NYE?? We always just stay at home, drink, and go outside at midnight and scream like idiots.

Steelers and Bengals tonight. Go Steelers!

Much easier to take down than put up, I say. Doing mine tomorrow. New Year’s Clearance, I call it.

The kid next door wants the xmas tree (at one time alive) for some kind of hunting thingy, so it’s not wasted totally.

99 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:06:14pm

re: #96 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

He’s like a kid who’s like “Daddy said fuuuck, daddy said fuuuck”. Except of course he’s not a kid.

100 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 2:08:10pm

re: #95 meteor

I hope the AP sues his ass. Then I can get *two* cakes from Dairy Queen!

I wish someone would sue him.

He’s claimed about 35 times he was going to sue someone for something, and never has.

About time someone stepped up to the plate against this idiot.

101 bratwurst  Dec 28, 2014 2:10:55pm

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

102 Belafon  Dec 28, 2014 2:13:32pm

re: #101 bratwurst

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

“The speed of light: How accurate is it? Next on FOX.”

103 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 2:14:00pm

re: #100 Justanotherhuman

I wish someone would sue him.

He’s claimed about 35 times he was going to sue someone for something, and never has.

About time someone stepped up to the plate against this idiot.

Yeah, I wonder how that Politico impending lawsuit ever turned out?

104 unproven innocence  Dec 28, 2014 2:14:26pm

re: #101 bratwurst

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

Excerpt, tweeked:
Fox News host Anna Kooiman speculated on Sunday that an AirAsia flight could have gone missing because international pilots were trained using the metric system. English.

105 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:14:58pm

re: #101 bratwurst

I understand that as analogy of “similar but different”, not her blaming the metric system.

106 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 2:16:48pm

re: #101 bratwurst

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

We should go back to using cubits like God wanted us too

107 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:17:27pm

Sometimes liberals distort conservatives’ words too.

108 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 2:18:44pm

re: #103 b.d.

Yeah, I wonder how that Politico impending lawsuit ever turned out?

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I thought that was filed last week? He’s drawn the line, redrawn it, revised it and is now reengineering the entire concept of “Line”. Soon the mainstream geometry will quake in fear.

RBS
Who is watching BBC’s Top Gun and eating Chilli Cheese Dogs.

109 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 2:21:28pm

re: #107 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Sometimes liberals distort conservatives’ words too.

You can do that with bullshit???

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110 Mentis Fugit  Dec 28, 2014 2:21:29pm

re: #101 bratwurst

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

From the final para of that article:

Co-host Charles Payne added that many of the recent international incidents could have occurred because foreign pilots did not have a “cowboy attitude” like American pilots.

I would just like to point out that in the English-speaking world beyond the borders of the USA, “cowboy attitude” is most emphatically not a compliment.

111 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:23:10pm

re: #109 ObserverArt

You can do that with bullshit???

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Yes, by adding more.

112 ninja cat  Dec 28, 2014 2:24:04pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

I despise that word, no matter who uses it. I’ve never agreed with those who actually think they can “re-appropriate” and “embrace” the obscenities they were labeled.

Christmas day my sister used the word, as in n*-rigged. I’m sure I made a face as she instantly started apologizing. Then my BIL chimed in, chiding her that she couldn’t say that word as it wasn’t PC and she use the phrase Obama Engineered. In a way, that was even worse. That you have such a desire to use an ugly word that you actually come up with a wink/nudge workaround.

113 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 2:26:04pm

re: #108 RealityBasedSteve

I thought that was filed last week? He’s drawn the line, redrawn it, revised it and is now reengineering the entire concept of “Line”. Soon the mainstream geometry will quake in fear.

RBS
Who is watching BBC’s Top Gun and eating Chilli Cheese Dogs.

I didn’t see anything where he actually went through with anything:

Again

114 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 2:26:35pm

re: #111 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Yes, by adding more.

And lots of hot peppers…

115 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 2:30:34pm

re: #113 b.d.

I didn’t see anything where he actually went through with anything:

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Again

I’d actually be surprised if he really did follow through. I think he’s just talking out of his ass, hoping that the threat of legal action will serve to intimidate. One of these days, he’s gonna find himself on the other end of legal action, and oooohhh, how he’s gonna shriek bloody murder when that happens.

116 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:30:59pm

re: #115 Dr Lizardo

Maybe his lawyer talked some sense into him.

117 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:31:40pm

In a few weeks Chuck says: “I have bigger fish to fry”, and that will be his excuse in regard to lawsuits.

118 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 2:33:45pm

re: #116 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Maybe his lawyer talked some sense into him.

or wanted a check?

119 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 2:36:54pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

And lots of hot peppers…

And some bacon.

RBS

120 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 2:38:52pm

By the same people, over and over…

Sony announces ‘The Interview’ was downloaded or rented online more than 2 million times, generating over $15 million in sales - @SAI
read more on businessinsider.com

121 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 2:43:46pm

When does the rightwing start calling him a commie?

Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change

thinkprogress.org

As an ex-Catholic, I’ll say that Francis is a breath of fresh air in the church (no pun intended).

122 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 2:45:22pm

re: #121 Justanotherhuman

When does the rightwing start calling him a commie?

Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change

thinkprogress.org

As an ex-Catholic, I’ll say that Francis is a breath of fresh air in the church (no pun intended).

They already call him a commie

123 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 2:45:51pm

re: #121 Justanotherhuman

When does the rightwing start calling him a commie?

Pope Francis Expected To Instruct One Billion Catholics To Act On Climate Change

thinkprogress.org

As an ex-Catholic, I’ll say that Francis is a breath of fresh air in the church (no pun intended).

Oh, the RWNJ’s are pretty much convinced Pope Francis is a big, bad Bolshevik……..no doubt, this will only intensify their howling.

124 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 2:48:39pm

re: #121 Justanotherhuman

When does the rightwing start calling him a commie?.

I do believe Rush Limbaugh has already gone down that road. Most likely others have too. No one is untouchable when it comes to conservative nutbags

125 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:49:36pm

re: #121 Justanotherhuman

They already do.

126 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 2:49:58pm

re: #124 ObserverArt

Yeah, I don’t like to go to RW sites or even read about them much.

I don’t think I miss all that much, though, since they’re so predictable. : )

127 Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2014 2:55:00pm

re: #123 Dr Lizardo

Oh, the RWNJ’s are pretty much convinced Pope Francis is a big, bad Bolshevik……..no doubt, this will only intensify their howling.

Funny so many “christians” are so pissed off that this pope keeps wanting them to fulfill the commands that their new testament savior asked of them to do to be worthy. They want to use the name for gain but don’t want to follow the rules laid down for use of the name.

128 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 2:56:07pm

I was skeptical about Francis, but if the wingnuts don’t like him, he’s doing something right.

129 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 2:56:39pm

re: #52 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Chuck the Necrophiliac.

re: #101 bratwurst

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

Research, what is it for? Traditional units, feet, nautical miles, and knots, are the international standard for altitude, distance and speed in aviation. All commercial pilots know and use them.

130 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 2:58:46pm

re: #129 Shiplord Kirel

Research, what is it for? Traditional units, feet, nautical miles, and knots, are the international standard for speed, distance and altitude in aviation. All commercial pilots know and use it.

You mean that they don’t use Furlongs per Fortnights?

131 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 2:59:42pm

re: #129 Shiplord Kirel

Research, what is it for? Traditional units, feet, nautical miles, and knots, are the international standard for speed, distance and altitude in aviation. All commercial pilots know and use it.

Three (count ‘em, 3) real dumb-ass Faux News types.

132 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 3:00:07pm

I hope that they find traces of the air crash wreckage soon, if the worst has happened, for all involved including our moronic media.

133 Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2014 3:01:03pm

re: #130 RealityBasedSteve

You mean that they don’t use Furlongs per Fortnights?

Only in odd number years.

134 ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2014 3:02:12pm

re: #126 Justanotherhuman

Yeah, I don’t like to go to RW sites or even read about them much.

I don’t think I miss all that much, though, since they’re so predictable. : )

I don’t go there either. The Lizard wrecking crew is so good at capturing what is going on everywhere there is no need.

I do believe I saw Rush criticizing the Pope from a link here.

135 Dr Lizardo  Dec 28, 2014 3:02:35pm

re: #129 Shiplord Kirel

Research, what is it for? Traditional units, feet, nautical miles, and knots, are the international standard for altitude, distance and speed in aviation. All commercial pilots know and use them.

Precisely. Among my students in the past have been commercial airline pilots and air traffic controllers here in the Czech Republic. What they call “American units of measurement” are the international standard.

As usual, Fox News displays its colossal ignorance.

136 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 3:05:02pm

Actually any pilot who is not an incompetent pudknocker (and therefore a hazard to public safety) would have enough technical education to work easily with either system of measurement.

It isn’t rocket science.

Oh, wait! Mars Climate Orbiter

137 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 3:05:30pm

I turned to CNN at the top of the hour and everything is being reported breathlessly as BREAKING NEWS!!! even though there is nothing new within many hours to report and they are weaving the MH 370 flight into it seamlessly.

Just as one would expect.

138 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 3:07:21pm

In socialist Airbus planes everything should be in teh metric and on Boeing planes everything should be in the real USA measurements like Jesus used

139 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:07:22pm

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

Precisely. Among my students in the past have been commercial airline pilots and air traffic controllers here in the Czech Republic. What they call “American units of measurement” are the international standard.

As usual, Fox News displays its colossal ignorance.

She didn’t suggest that the difference in measurements is responsible. It was an example of what is different between the US and the rest of the world. It was an introduction to her question: maybe the pilots there are also trained differently? Granted, the analogy isn’t genius, but there was no suggestion that the metric system is responsible.

140 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 3:13:20pm

Chuck is that young child in a restaurant who won’t stop whining and crying about eating his vegetables.

141 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:14:05pm

If you watch the video, she starts with the difference in training.
Then during the phone call at first she gives a general example: “even when we think about temperature, it’s Celsius and Fahrenheit”, and so on. It’s an example of what is different between different countries. Then she asks whether difference in training (not in measuring systems) might have been responsible.

There is never any implication of causality on the part of the measuring systems.

142 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:16:51pm

re: #139 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

She didn’t suggest that the difference in measurements is responsible. It was an example of what is different between the US and the rest of the world. It was an introduction to her question: maybe the pilots there are also trained differently? Granted, the analogy isn’t genius, but there was no suggestion that the metric system is responsible.

She doesn’t know metric so that makes it suspicious to her, even though most of the rest of the world (including some “elitist” Americans) are perfectly familiar, knowledgeable and comfortable with the metric system.

143 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:17:24pm

re: #141 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Moreover, if you listen to her first phrase, she knew beforehand what the “AFA insider” would be talking about. It was his point about different training, not hers. And he understood her perfectly and answered her question with “Correct”.

144 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 3:18:52pm

re: #141 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

If you watch the video, she starts with the difference in training.
Then during the phone call at first she gives a general example: “even when we think about temperature, it’s Celsius and Fahrenheit”, and so on. It’s an example of what is different between different countries. Then she asks whether difference in training (not in measuring systems) might have been responsible.

There is never any implication of causality on the part of the measuring systems.

If the measuring system, the stated example, is not the suggested cause, then what specifically is? By its nature, aviation is highly standardized internationally. This especially includes aircrew training. These standards are set mainly by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Each country has its standards and laws of course, but they must conform to ICAO standards if their airlines or pilots want to operate in other countries.

145 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:19:45pm

re: #143 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Moreover, if you listen to her first phrase, she knew beforehand what the “AFA insider” would be talking about. It was his point about different training, not hers. And he understood her perfectly and answered her question with “Correct”.

So, they are saying that people trained in these systems aren’t trained enough in BOTH systems to be knowledgeable.
good grief…

146 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:20:06pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel

If the measuring system, the stated example, is not the suggested cause, then what specifically is?

That’s what the AFA official’s answer deals with.

147 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:21:23pm

re: #146 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Namely, the alleged difference in reliance on automatic pilots.

148 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:21:32pm

re: #146 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

That’s what the AFA official’s answer deals with.

It’s all a bunch of stuff and nonsense then, to make the consumers more afraid.
It’s ridiculous.

149 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:23:45pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s all a bunch of stuff and nonsense then, to make the consumers more afraid.
It’s ridiculous.

Maybe. Her “intro” to the AFA guy’s statement is hardly the best journalism out there, but neither it is some laughable Monty-Pythonish nonsense that Crooks&Liars makes it out to be.

150 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:23:53pm

good grief.
I’m a kitchen cooking/baking geek…I can sort though English (whatever the term is)/Metric measurement and temp conversions easily.

151 Timothy Watson  Dec 28, 2014 3:24:35pm

Has anyone pointed out that de Blasio’s father left his family when de Blasio was seven, with de Blasio having little contact with him after that, and committed suicide way back in 1979? He’s also aware that de Blasio changed his name, right?

You’ve talked about how your father was largely out of your life, after the time you were 7- or 8-years-old. This decade - was it a difficult decade with him?

We were in touch, but it was kind of sporadic…From the time of parent’s divorce…I would have been 8…that was around the time his decline intensified. Maybe the first year or two after they separated there was a little more normalcy,…but then it got less and less tenable pretty quickly. I remember in the middle and late ’70s it was pretty rare to see him….

He was never far away…you know he was just getting less and less able to handle things with each passing year. He was drunk pretty much every day so if I had anything to do with him it was in the context of that, some days a little less. Sometimes I would spend time with him earlier in the day when he was a little less drunk and you could have more of a conversation. It was very painful that this was the consistent reality.

He also smoked all the time, which was the immediate path to his death. There was a delusional quality. He would constantly say he could stop whenever he wanted to, but he never could. He was very difficult to be around…and so it became less and less frequent.

wnyc.org

152 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 3:25:01pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief.
I’m a kitchen cooking/baking geek…I can sort though English (whatever the term is)/Metric measurement and temp conversions easily.

Imperial standard.

153 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:25:03pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief.
I’m a kitchen cooking/baking geek…I can sort though English (whatever the term is)/Metric measurement and temp conversions easily.

I can’t :(
I always get confused when you peopleTM start talking about your miles, feet and inches ;)

154 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:25:09pm

re: #149 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Maybe. Her “intro” to the AFA guy’s statement is hardly the best journalism out there, but neither is it some laughable Monty-Pythonish nonsense that Crooks&Liars makes it out to be.

Still… mountains out of molehills for something that doesn’t make a damned bit of difference because they don’t have any real information.
Makes me weep for journalism.

155 Timothy Watson  Dec 28, 2014 3:25:18pm

Also:

It does change for me the story about your decision in your early 20s to start your public life with your mother’s last name, not your father’s last name. Was this a part of that?

It had started before. I had made the initial decision even in the senior year of high school that I was starting to think about the name….I asked for one of the diplomas or one of the certificates to have de Blasio put in as a middle name. That was in May and he didn’t die until July so already something was deep in me starting to feel like I really wanted to identify myself at least also with my mother’s side.

That was intensified from the time I went to see my grandfather’s hometown in 1975… It was obviously a very complicated reality.

156 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 3:25:41pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief.
I’m a kitchen cooking/baking geek…I can sort though English (whatever the term is)/Metric measurement and temp conversions easily.

Imperial!

The rest of it is just blather about Faux News talking heads talking about shit they know nothing about, in general. CNN gets a lot of shit for this but so should Faux, instead of just a pass that they are Faux and therefore default bad.

157 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:26:13pm

re: #152 b_sharp

Thank you, I thought it was Imperial but I was too tired (and my internet connection is rat’s poop again) to look it up.

158 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:27:46pm

You’re a democracy, you aren’t supposed to use anything Imperial.

/

159 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 3:28:01pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thank you, I thought it was Imperial but I was too tired (and my internet connection is rat’s poop again) to look it up.

Up here we use both. In the stores you’ll find everything measured in both metric and imperial.

160 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:28:10pm

re: #158 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

You’re a democracy, you aren’t supposed to use anything Imperial.

/

I’m bi-measural…

161 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 3:28:17pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief.
I’m a kitchen cooking/baking geek…I can sort though English (whatever the term is)/Metric measurement and temp conversions easily.

I can’t find an egg sized onion.

:P

162 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 3:28:30pm

re: #158 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

You’re a democracy, you aren’t supposed to use anything Imperial.

/

They only use imperial in demoncracies.

163 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 3:30:24pm

re: #158 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

You’re a democracy, you aren’t supposed to use anything Imperial.

/

That’s why I never buy anything that is king sized

164 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:30:38pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m bi-measural…

TMI
(too much imperial)

165 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 3:31:45pm

re: #147 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Namely, the alleged difference in reliance on automatic pilots.

I wonder where the AFA guy got that? I am not saying it isn’t true, at least in Southeast Asia, but I am not familiar with it. I wonder if it might have to do with a much larger percentage of their high density passenger flights being over water? Indonesia is an enormous collection of islands while Malaysia is a peninsula with short internal routes. Similarly some other major Asian aviation countries, the Philipines, Taiwan, and Japan, are islands and do a lot of oceanic flying.
I am aware that South American pilots (lots of overland routes) like to fly hands-on and in this country, of course, there are many, many high density overland routes.

166 Snarknado!  Dec 28, 2014 3:32:08pm

re: #159 b_sharp

Up here we use both. In the stores you’ll find everything measured in both metric and imperial.

Actually, there are some significant differences between imperial and American (“a pint of pure water weighs a pound and a quarter” vs. a “pint’s a pound the world round”).

167 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:33:33pm

re: #162 b_sharp

They only use imperial in demoncracies.

Imperial was a margarine…

Imperial Margarine: Spoon! (1970’s)

168 unproven innocence  Dec 28, 2014 3:34:32pm

re: #161 b.d.

I can’t find an egg sized onion.

:P

Try looking inside a bigger one. :)

169 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 3:36:12pm

There used to be a bank named “Imperial” in Russia, the only thing it was famous for were its epic ads:

Реклама Банк Империал (полное Ñобрание)

170 BeenHereAwhile  Dec 28, 2014 3:36:15pm

re: #166 Snarknado!

Actually, there are some significant differences between imperial and American (“a pint of pure water weighs a pound and a quarter” vs. a “pint’s a pound the world round”).

Imperial (English) gallon approx 4.5 Liters.

US gallon approx 3.7 Liters.

YMMV

171 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 3:36:54pm

re: #168 unproven innocence

Try looking inside a bigger one. :)

Where should I deliver your winning Internet, sir?

172 unproven innocence  Dec 28, 2014 3:38:00pm

re: #171 klystron

Where should I deliver your winning Internet, sir?

Just attach it to an email.

173 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 3:47:24pm

time for me to edit some high school sports for tiny town news.
BBL….

174 #FergusonFireside  Dec 28, 2014 3:48:42pm

See ya’ll later!

175 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 3:50:49pm
176 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 3:52:13pm

An aside to Faux News:

1 nautical mile = 1.151 mi

177 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 3:55:11pm

re: #176 Justanotherhuman

An aside to Faux News:

1 nautical mile = 1.151 mi

Back in the dark ages, when there was little contact, relatively speaking, between cultures it was OK not to have standardized measurements, but bloody hell, it’s about time human society did a little standardizing, even if it’s just underwear sizes.

178 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 3:55:35pm

AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane search resumes

bbc.com

179 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 3:56:27pm

Gimli Glider

This was an Air Canada 767 that famously made an emergency landing in Gimli Manitoba after it ran out of fuel because of metric/imperial conversion errors in calculating the fuel load. It needed 22,300 kilograms of fuel but because of the conversion error it was loaded with 22,300 pounds, somewhat less than half as much.

As CNN reminded us at the time of the MH370 incident, planes have difficulty flying without fuel.

180 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 3:57:13pm

re: #169 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Not sure why the Cyrillic text is getting mangled in the title. Shows up fine in the Media Library, and that code uses the same data.

181 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 3:58:32pm

re: #177 b_sharp

Back in the dark ages, when there was little contact, relatively speaking, between cultures it was OK not to have standardized measurements, but bloody hell, it’s about time human society did a little standardizing, even if it’s just underwear sizes.

I dunno…I like wearing a size 5 shoe in British measurements, but not a 37-38 in Euro sizing. : )

182 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 4:06:30pm

re: #180 Charles Johnson

Interesting, it’s not merely displayed incorrectly, it turns to garbage on the way, as “Inspect element” shows:

РеклаÐ1/4а ВаÐ1/2к Ð Ð1/4периал (пÐ3/4лÐ1/2Ð3/4е ÑÐ3/4браÐ1/2ие)

183 lawhawk  Dec 28, 2014 4:08:23pm

Chuck keeps digging new lows in smear mongering. Attacking a decorated war hero for being against going to war like millions of Republicans at the time? Seriously?

The GOP during the 1930s and into 1940s were isolationists. They felt that FDR was leading the nation into war and they didn’t want any part of it. The GOP was all about pushing isolationism and letting Stalin and Hitler carve up Europe - all the rest of Europe be damned. The GOP figured that the US would benefit from having two big oceans protecting us from harm.

Other people that Chuckles would be smearing as a Hitler appeaser? Charles Lindbergh.

Chuckles might also want to know that Gerald Ford was also at Yale during the 1930s, and he was on the America First Committee, which pushed isolationism.

There were plenty of people across the nation that didn’t want to be involved in the troubles in Europe. The US was still digging itself out of the depression, and the brewing conflict was opposed by many who had felt the sting of the first world war. And more than a few ended dying in the service of the nation or becoming war heroes in either Europe or Pacific campaigns.

But to think that anyone would pay attention to a student who was at college as someone whose progeny would be mayor one day? That’d require a TARDIS or a whole lot of luck.

And it once again shows just how much of an ass Chuck is.

More than that, I’m sure the AP would like to know about Chuck stealing their content. They’re pretty protective of their content, so letting them know? Yeah, they’ll let Chuck know in no uncertain terms that his “site” can’t use it. And those multiple violations? Yeah, the AP might well play hardball. Because they can. And should.

184 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 28, 2014 4:08:26pm

re: #182 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Somewhere win-1251 and utf-8 are not interacting properly.

185 lawhawk  Dec 28, 2014 4:13:51pm

Ferguson PD finally does something right for a change:

186 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:16:22pm

re: #185 lawhawk

Ferguson PD finally does something right for a change:

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The cop in question was their department spokesman, Officer Timothy Zoll. And a suspension is what he deserved, because he has displayed all of the talent and astuteness of UpChuck.

187 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 4:18:13pm

re: #182 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Interesting, it’s not merely displayed incorrectly, it turns to garbage on the way, as “Inspect element” shows:

FWIW, looks the same way here in the Backwoods of Kentucky, Sergey.

188 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 4:20:05pm

re: #177 b_sharp

Back in the dark ages, when there was little contact, relatively speaking, between cultures it was OK not to have standardized measurements, but bloody hell, it’s about time human society did a little standardizing, even if it’s just underwear sizes.

When I’m appointed benevolent dictator for life, condoms will come in only 2 sizes, labeled “Extra-Large” and “Oh-My-God!”. These markings will be in large type and prominently placed on the boxes.

RBS

189 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2014 4:21:24pm

Is Tweetdeck being weird for everyone else, showing recent Tweets as being made from a year ago?

190 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 4:22:14pm

re: #186 Dark_Falcon

The cop in question was their department spokesman, Officer Timothy Zoll. And a suspension is what he deserved, because he has displayed all of the talent and astuteness of UpChuck.

Sounds like he’d have a great future with the NYPD.

191 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 28, 2014 4:23:21pm

re: #152 b_sharp

Imperial standard.

192 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:23:39pm

re: #190 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Sounds like he’d have a great future with the NYPD.

No, they’d see as an undertrained yahoo. They’d be right about that, too.

193 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 4:25:19pm

So it looks like V’s infection has taken precedence over her inability to eat. They opened up the incision, cleaned it out and then stuffed a ribbon of gauze about 4’ long and 1/2” wide into the hole. Every day now we have to take her to an outpatient clinic to have the dressing removed, the incision cleaned out and repacked.

They have her on clindamycin even though it is rough on her now tiny stomach and her stage 3 kidney disease.

I guess we have to deal with each problem in order of severity.

On the good side, we figured out what order and how far apart to give her food, gravol and pain killer to avoid the severe stomach pain clindamycin was giving her earlier in the week.

194 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 4:26:46pm

I won’t link the tweet, but GG shows the same reckless disregard (and assumptions) here as he’s shown in disseminating govt documents.

If NK govt didn’t do Sony attack as Obama claimed, and US Govt denied that country internet access, then what? Who cares? Whatever?

195 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 4:27:25pm

re: #36 Justanotherhuman

There are no depths to which Upchuck won’t sink.

Obviously.

The problem isn’t how low he’ll sink. The problem is that he keeps floating to the surface.

Note to self: Next time, lead bars in the cement.

196 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:29:12pm

re: #194 Justanotherhuman

I won’t link the tweet, but GG shows the same reckless disregard (and assumptions) here as he’s shown in disseminating govt documents.

If NK govt didn’t do Sony attack as Obama claimed, and US Govt denied that country internet access, then what? Who cares? Whatever?

I go with “Who cares”. North Korea’s government is one of the most violent and bigoted in the world and they richly deserve to get fucked with. Their repeated attempts to counterfeit our currency would be reason enough to knock their internet offline.

197 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 4:31:01pm

re: #193 b_sharp

{{lots of gentle hugs}}

198 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:31:01pm

re: #195 Romantic Heretic

The problem isn’t how low he’ll sink. The problem is that he keeps floating to the surface.

Note to self: Next time, lead bars in the cement.

No, no, no! The lead comes from the bullets you fire into the guy before you weight him down and throw him in the river. It’s the Chicago Way!

Note: I’m from Chicago.

199 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 4:31:05pm
200 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 4:31:30pm

re: #195 Romantic Heretic

The problem isn’t how low he’ll sink. The problem is that he keeps floating to the surface.

Like a Baby Ruth in a swimming pool…

201 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:33:37pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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202 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 4:35:27pm

re: #200 Justanotherhuman

Like a Baby Ruth in a swimming pool…

Ewww.
That was a horrible image that invaded my brain.

203 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 4:36:25pm

re: #193 b_sharp

Sending hugs and good wishes to both you and V. My own dear wife had a heart valve replaced a while back so I know a bit of what you’re going through.

204 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 4:36:53pm

After a 34-3 loss against the Carolina Panthers, things get even shittier for the Atlanta Falcons.

205 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 4:38:46pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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I am not reliving 2014 tyvm, If I have to then I’ll do it without internet.

206 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 4:38:54pm
207 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 4:40:44pm

Yup, look at that - Chuck put his watermark on somebody else’s photo, and they’re not pleased.

208 Romantic Heretic  Dec 28, 2014 4:41:00pm

re: #101 bratwurst

This could be the dumbest thing not written by Chuck I have seen in a LONG time:

Fox Host Thinks Metric System Endangers International Air Travel: ‘Is It Safe? Is It Not Safe?’

Then there was this.

Co-host Charles Payne added that many of the recent international incidents could have occurred because foreign pilots did not have a “cowboy attitude” like American pilots.

Um, there are old pilots and there are bold pilots but there are no old, bold pilots.

I’d rather have an old pilot, thank you.

209 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:41:35pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

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Coming next on Twitter: Chuckles the Evil Ginger Clown goes ballistic at the idea that he had misused an image.

210 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 28, 2014 4:42:35pm

So when I went to see the Hobbit I was treated to the trailer for San Andreas, staring Dwayne Johnson. A disaster movie about earthquakes in California? Seems unoriginal but should still be entertaining at least.

For me though the highlight wasn’t the movie, but the fact the trailer led me to this amazing and haunting cover of “California Dreamin”

Robot Koch & Delhia de France - California Dreamin (HD)

211 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 4:43:23pm

re: #209 Dark_Falcon

Coming next on Twitter: Chuckles the Evil Ginger Clown goes ballistic at the idea that he had misused an image.

They’re trampling on his freedom of speech! Send money: he’s being oppressed!

212 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:48:25pm

re: #211 Higgs Boson’s Mate

They’re trampling on his freedom of speech! Send money: he’s being oppressed!

Constitutional Peasants - Monty Python and the Holy Grail

213 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 4:49:08pm

re: #209 Dark_Falcon

Coming next on Twitter: Chuckles the Evil Ginger Clown goes ballistic at the idea that he had misused an image.

GoatNews Exclusive! Must credit Goat News!
Photographer’s Grandfather once was ticketed for running a stop sign!

214 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 4:49:13pm

Today was V’s 62nd birthday.
Julianuary 3rd is our 38th anniversary.

When she recovers fully we are going to have one hell of a celebration.

215 TedStriker  Dec 28, 2014 4:50:01pm

re: #200 Justanotherhuman

Like a Baby Ruth in a swimming pool…

re: #202 b_sharp

Ewww.
That was a horrible image that invaded my brain.

Caddyshack - Doody in the Pool!

216 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 4:51:15pm

re: #214 b_sharp

Today was V’s 62nd birthday.
Julianuary 3rd is our 38th anniversary.

When she recovers fully we are going to have one hell of a celebration.

Happy Birthday, V!

Congratulations on 38 years, which is becoming a rarity. : )

Cheers!

217 b.d.  Dec 28, 2014 4:51:27pm

re: #214 b_sharp

Today was V’s 62nd birthday.
Julianuary 3rd is our 38th anniversary.

When she recovers fully we are going to have one hell of a celebration.

I hope your celebration comes soon and with many smiles b_sharp.

218 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 4:53:24pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

/waits for the inevitable “but I was giving you exposure!” excuse.

219 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 4:54:02pm

re: #218 klystron

/waits for the inevitable “but I was giving you exposure!” excuse.

Yeah, but no credit…

220 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 4:54:59pm

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

Yeah, but no credit…

It says the photographer’s name right below the photo in Charles’ screenshot?

I grant that it is still bad form and not what he should be doing, but he does at least say who the photo was by.

221 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 4:55:52pm
222 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 4:56:12pm

LIVE BLOG: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 day 2

channelnewsasia.com

223 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 4:57:32pm

re: #220 klystron

It says the photographer’s name right below the photo in Charles’ screenshot?

I grant that it is still bad form and not what he should be doing, but he does at least say who the photo was by.

But he put his own watermark on it!

224 jaunte  Dec 28, 2014 4:58:27pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

But he put his own watermark on it!

He has no idea what he’s doing.

225 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 4:59:11pm

re: #220 klystron

It says the photographer’s name right below the photo in Charles’ screenshot?

I grant that it is still bad form and not what he should be doing, but he does at least say who the photo was by.

The watermark is the problem. Well that and the use of the picture without prior authorization.

226 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 4:59:48pm

re: #224 jaunte

He has no idea what he’s doing.

I suspect he has a plugin active that watermarks all of his pics.

227 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 4:59:56pm

re: #182 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Interesting, it’s not merely displayed incorrectly, it turns to garbage on the way, as “Inspect element” shows:

It’s being run through PHP’s preg_replace_callback() function, and it looks like PHP’s internal character encoding is causing this. I’ve tried several things, but so far I haven’t found a solution.

228 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 5:00:13pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

But he put his own watermark on it!

It’s like pooping on the floor, it means that you own it.

RBS

229 Bubblehead II  Dec 28, 2014 5:00:14pm

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

Is Tweetdeck being weird for everyone else, showing recent Tweets as being made from a year ago?

Don’t know about Tweetdeck as I don’t use it, but I can’t log in to twitter. Getting an error page.

230 jaunte  Dec 28, 2014 5:00:18pm

He’s no Paper Tiger™

(Must credit GotNews for PaperTiger catchphrase)

231 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:00:49pm

re: #220 klystron

It says the photographer’s name right below the photo in Charles’ screenshot?

I grant that it is still bad form and not what he should be doing, but he does at least say who the photo was by.

OK, I was looking at the wrong photo, I guess. : )

232 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 5:01:45pm

re: #225 b_sharp

The watermark is the problem. Well that and the use of the picture without prior authorization.

Lots of people use photos incorrectly on the web; I’d be very surprised if Breitbart pays for all the photos they use, for example. But when Chuck stamps them with his own mark he’s adding insult to injury.

233 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 5:02:19pm

Ok, I am apparently being unclear. What Upchuck did is wrong. I am not making excuses for that. I merely was commenting that he will, in all likelihood, try to excuse his actions by saying that he was giving the photographer exposure. He did include the name of the photographer below the photo.

This does not in any way excuse his actions, and putting his own watermark on the photo is beyond wrong, and the photographer is totally within his rights.

I’m going to make pear crisp, as apparently I suck at communication today.

234 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 5:03:32pm

re: #233 klystron

Ok, I am apparently being unclear. What Upchuck did is wrong. I am not making excuses for that. I merely was commenting that he will, in all likelihood, try to excuse his actions by saying that he was giving the photographer exposure. He did include the name of the photographer below the photo.

This does not in any way excuse his actions, and putting his own watermark on the photo is beyond wrong, and the photographer is totally within his rights.

I’m going to make pear crisp, as apparently I suck at communication today.

No one is annoyed with you here. We all know there’s no excuse for Chuckles.

235 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2014 5:04:07pm

re: #161 b.d.

They are called “shallots”. ;)

236 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:04:09pm
237 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 5:05:17pm

re: #236 Justanotherhuman
Sony has a site where you can watch The Interview for $5.99 and I can’t think of a single reason not to trust them with my credit card info.

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That’s ok, they are storing the CC info in a folder called “This is not the credit card numbers you’re looking for”

RBS

238 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 5:07:53pm

re: #237 RealityBasedSteve

Sony has a site where you can watch The Interview for $5.99 and I can’t think of a single reason not to trust them with my credit card info.

That’s ok, they are storing the CC info in a folder called “This is not the credit card numbers you’re looking for”

RBS

That’ll get them sued by Disney.

239 Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 28, 2014 5:08:20pm

re: #232 Charles Johnson

Do we know who is hosting gotnews.com? Wonder what will happen if the Ginger Avenger starts to ignore DMCA takedown requests?

240 Bubblehead II  Dec 28, 2014 5:10:34pm

re: #237 RealityBasedSteve

Sony has a site where you can watch The Interview for $5.99 and I can’t think of a single reason not to trust them with my credit card info.

That’s ok, they are storing the CC info in a folder called “This is not the credit card numbers you’re looking for”

RBS

I thought it was the Obi Wan Kenobi folder.

And twitter is still down.

241 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 5:10:58pm
242 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:11:11pm

re: #239 Eric The Fruit Bat

Do we know who is hosting gotnews.com? Wonder what will happen if the Ginger Avenger starts to ignore DMCA takedown requests?

whoishostingthis.com

Media Temple. mediatemple.net

243 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:18:16pm

Hello. Thanks for the cite Charles.

244 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:18:43pm
245 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 5:19:04pm

re: #230 jaunte

He’s no Paper TigerTM

(Must credit GotNews for PaperTiger catchphrase)

Shouldn’t that be Paper Tigger?

246 Jenner7  Dec 28, 2014 5:19:35pm

re: #244 Gus

247 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 5:19:56pm

re: #233 klystron

Ok, I am apparently being unclear. What Upchuck did is wrong. I am not making excuses for that. I merely was commenting that he will, in all likelihood, try to excuse his actions by saying that he was giving the photographer exposure. He did include the name of the photographer below the photo.

This does not in any way excuse his actions, and putting his own watermark on the photo is beyond wrong, and the photographer is totally within his rights.

I’m going to make pear crisp, as apparently I suck at communication today.

Understood your speak did I.

248 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2014 5:20:53pm

For such a noisily self-declared conservative, Chuck C sure has a lax attitude toward property rights. This is more likely than any of his other misdeeds to get him really stepped on.

249 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 5:22:32pm

re: #239 Eric The Fruit Bat

Do we know who is hosting gotnews.com? Wonder what will happen if the Ginger Avenger starts to ignore DMCA takedown requests?

I think it might be mediatemple.net

250 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:22:43pm

re: #193 b_sharp

So it looks like V’s infection has taken precedence over her inability to eat. They opened up the incision, cleaned it out and then stuffed a ribbon of gauze about 4’ long and 1/2” wide into the hole. Every day now we have to take her to an outpatient clinic to have the dressing removed, the incision cleaned out and repacked.

They have her on clindamycin even though it is rough on her now tiny stomach and her stage 3 kidney disease.

I guess we have to deal with each problem in order of severity.

On the good side, we figured out what order and how far apart to give her food, gravol and pain killer to avoid the severe stomach pain clindamycin was giving her earlier in the week.

{{{{b_sharp}}}} {{{{V}}}}

251 Dark_Falcon  Dec 28, 2014 5:23:58pm

I have to put up my aching feet. BBL

252 BeenHereAwhile  Dec 28, 2014 5:24:40pm

Looks like Twitter is down.
Being asked to log in, but can’t bring up the login dialog.

Not gonna try & log back in until I’m satisfied that it’s the real Twitter Servers back up and running.

253 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:24:59pm

re: #248 Shiplord Kirel

For such a noisily self-declared conservative, Chuck C sure has a lax attitude toward property rights. This is more likely than any of his other misdeeds to get him really stepped on.

Oh hey, it’s only “intellectual property”, doncha know, not real estate.

Thus spake the Simpleton. With a 150+ IQ. Not.

254 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 5:25:14pm

re: #233 klystron

No worries!

255 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:25:15pm

re: #252 BeenHereAwhile

Looks like Twitter is down.
Being asked to log in, but can’t bring up the login dialog.

Not gonna try & log back in until I’m satisfied that it’s the real Twitter Servers back up and running.

Using an app? Some apps are down on Twitter.

256 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 5:25:57pm

Yup, Twitter is experiencing difficulty.

257 Bubblehead II  Dec 28, 2014 5:27:45pm

re: #256 Charles Johnson

Yup, Twitter is experiencing difficulty.

Looks like they got it fixed. I was able to log in, finally.

258 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:30:06pm
259 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:30:31pm

Oops. Repost.

260 goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2014 5:31:20pm

Spamming that Goat logo on other people’s photograph’s is like taking a dump on their floor without permission.

261 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 5:31:22pm

re: #232 Charles Johnson

Lots of people use photos incorrectly on the web; I’d be very surprised if Breitbart pays for all the photos they use, for example. But when Chuck stamps them with his own mark he’s adding insult to injury.

When he adds his watermark to those pictures he is stealing them.
End of story.

262 PhillyPretzel  Dec 28, 2014 5:31:33pm

re: #258 Gus

Normally I do not do this but a comment to Jared: Fire at will.

263 lawhawk  Dec 28, 2014 5:31:33pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

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Copyright violations. Lots of them. He’s a serial pilferer of images that don’t belong to him, even in fair use terms, precisely because he’s trying to sell his site as a news org and he’s slapping his inane watermark on everything as if that gives him some kind of rights. Seems to me that the holder of copyright should contact Chuckles’ ISP for a takedown notice. AP should likewise be contacted for a similar takedown notification of Chuckles.

And all those watermarks is proof that he’s stealing content, and not just attempting a fair use.

264 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 5:31:50pm

Nuno Bettencourt doesn’t get enough credit as a guitar wrangler.

Midnight Express - Nuno Bettencourt

265 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:32:46pm

Outages everywhere…

downdetector.com

266 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 5:33:19pm

re: #263 lawhawk

I think he might be using some kind of Wordpress plugin that adds those watermarks automatically through Javascript. He can’t be manually adding them to all these images.

267 BeenHereAwhile  Dec 28, 2014 5:33:43pm

re: #255 Gus

Using an app? Some apps are down on Twitter.

TWITTER SERVER ERROR
Something went wrong in Twitter’s server. Retry this later.

268 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:34:37pm

re: #267 BeenHereAwhile

TWITTER SERVER ERROR
Something went wrong in Twitter’s server. Retry this later.

OK

269 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:35:24pm

status.twitter.com

“Some users are currently having trouble signing in to twitter.

Our engineers are currently working to resolve this.”

270 PhillyPretzel  Dec 28, 2014 5:36:20pm

re: #269 Justanotherhuman

They have to get some fresh hamsters. /

271 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 5:37:51pm

re: #269 Justanotherhuman

status.twitter.com

“Some users are currently having trouble signing in to twitter.

Our engineers are currently working to resolve this.”

“You’ll just have to actually talk to someone until the situation is resolved.”

272 lawhawk  Dec 28, 2014 5:39:02pm

re: #266 Charles Johnson

So he or the idiots he hired to set up his site automagically set it up that way? That’s just, well, another sign that someone with a 150+ IQ doesn’t know what he’s gotten himself into.

And that he hasn’t bothered to remove it even though anyone with a functioning neuron would change the setting so as to stop messing around with all the images posted to the site because it adds needless clutter.

273 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 5:39:35pm

Pear crisp is in the oven.

I am sick and cranky. Apologies to my fellow Lizards.

274 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 5:40:46pm

/puts up a “stay this |—————-| far away from my rock” sign

275 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:40:56pm

re: #273 klystron

Pear crisp is in the oven.

I am sick and cranky. Apologies to my fellow Lizards.

The pear crisp will certainly cure all. : )

276 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 5:41:32pm

re: #273 klystron

Pear crisp is in the oven.

I am sick and cranky. Apologies to my fellow Lizards.

that’s OK. Baked goods will help I’m sure. They always work for me.

RBS

277 A Cranky One  Dec 28, 2014 5:42:28pm

re: #273 klystron

We have to apologize for being cranky? Uh oh…..

278 Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2014 5:42:50pm

re: #272 lawhawk

Yes, chances are good that he just installed a plugin. I don’t think there’s anyone else working on this - there’s nothing on his site that couldn’t be done with a basic Wordpress installation and some themes and plugins.

279 PhillyPretzel  Dec 28, 2014 5:43:44pm

re: #274 klystron

Also a good story helps. Is your local PBS station re-running Downton Abbey?

280 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:44:05pm

Twitter stock has been falling, and news is out that Dick Costolo has sold 75% all of Twitter stock in his family trusts.

bloomberg.com

281 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 5:46:10pm

re: #277 A Cranky One

We have to apologize for being cranky? Uh oh…..

I think you get a permanent pass with the name.

282 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:46:32pm

They sent a fax…

South Korea offers talks with North Korea in January, official says - @YonhapNews
read more on yonhapnews.co.kr

283 goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2014 5:47:13pm

I swear he slaps that watermark on other people’s shit just to be a huge cock-bag and provoke them. He wants them to notice and complain, because in his view there’s no such thing as bad publicity. He knows that the only people who watermark images are photographers themselves on their own websites and the stock image houses they sell through. He knows that the watermark implies ownership, it’s all intentional dickishness for its own sake. His followers know he’s just stealing other people’s shit and laying claim to it illegally, but they don’t care because “liberal media amiright?”

284 lawhawk  Dec 28, 2014 5:48:47pm

re: #283 goddamnedfrank

AP, AFP, and Thomson Reuters don’t take kindly to this kind of crap, and they will release the hounds. And they should. And if Chuckles ignores them, those outlets know how to deal with offenders - going straight to the ISP with takedown notifications.

285 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 28, 2014 5:49:31pm

re: #280 Justanotherhuman

Twitter stock has been falling, and news is out that Dick Costolo has sold 75% all of Twitter stock in his family trusts.

bloomberg.com

There are some competitors popping up, each minor differences. I figure the one that wins will be the one that limits users to a noun, an adjective and a verb.

286 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 5:50:32pm

re: #258 Gus

[Embedded content]

Interesting…have I opened my twitter self up to something weird?

oops…that was supposed to be in reply to the Castro tweet nonsense…

287 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:51:20pm

re: #285 Higgs Boson’s Mate

There are some competitors popping up, each minor differences. I figure the one that wins will be the one that limits users to a noun, an adjective and a verb.

Maybe they won’t hire stand up comedians from a former life as their CEOs?

288 Gus  Dec 28, 2014 5:52:09pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

Interesting…have I opened my twitter self up to something weird?

[Embedded content]

Not that I know of.

289 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 5:52:33pm

re: #285 Higgs Boson’s Mate

There are some competitors popping up, each minor differences. I figure the one that wins will be the one that limits users to a noun, an adjective and a verb.

It’s funny, but Blizzard released a card strategy video game based on Warcraft earlier this year? Last year? And you play other people …but there’s no chatting. You can only say a selection of pre-defined phrases to the other player.

It is absolutely the nicest experience possible.

290 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 5:53:57pm

re: #266 Charles Johnson

I think he might be using some kind of Wordpress plugin that adds those watermarks automatically through Javascript. He can’t be manually adding them to all these images.

naw…he has unpaid interns who are more than happy to do that for him.

291 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 5:55:33pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

naw…he has unpaid interns who are more than happy to do that for him.

are they hot asian interns?

RBS

292 BeenHereAwhile  Dec 28, 2014 5:56:20pm

Just tried to login to Twitter thru mobile Safari:

“Twitter is currently down for maintenance.
We expect to be back shortly. For more information, check out Twitter Status. Thanks for your patience!”

mobile.twitter.com

293 alpuzzzzz (I, R & sometimes why?)  Dec 28, 2014 5:59:27pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

This is how Chuck reacted to the news about the AirAsia plane crash:

He may not be gay, but he sure has one hell of a hard on for ‘liberals.’

294 Justanotherhuman  Dec 28, 2014 5:59:29pm

Keep calm and carry on, Lizards!

Later. : )

295 A Cranky One  Dec 28, 2014 6:01:46pm

re: #285 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I just created an app that is even more minimalist. All you can use is a noun, a verb and 9-11. Now, what to call it?

296 Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 28, 2014 6:02:19pm

re: #280 Justanotherhuman

Twitter stock has been falling, and news is out that Dick Costolo has sold 75% all of Twitter stock in his family trusts.

bloomberg.com

Costolo also has 8.52 million options worth $284.6 million at the closing price, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Most of those are currently exercisable, including 4.03 million granted at 43 cents each in 2009 and more than 3 million granted at $1.83 apiece in 2010, prior to the company’s IPO.

Nope, no inequality problems in this country at all…

297 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 6:03:21pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Yes, chances are good that he just installed a plugin. I don’t think there’s anyone else working on this - there’s nothing on his site that couldn’t be done with a basic Wordpress installation and some themes and plugins.

Pictures at goatnews don’t always initially show up with the watermark. Someone is manually adding it.

298 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 6:03:32pm

re: #295 A Cranky One

I just created an app that is even more minimalist. All you can use is a noun, a verb and 9-11. Now, what to call it?

Teatter.

299 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 6:04:03pm

re: #288 Gus

Not that I know of.

whew…

300 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2014 6:04:59pm

re: #291 RealityBasedSteve

are they hot asian interns?

RBS

most likely they are fat pasty basement dwellers…

301 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 6:06:15pm

re: #266 Charles Johnson

I think he might be using some kind of Wordpress plugin that adds those watermarks automatically through Javascript. He can’t be manually adding them to all these images.

See?

Nobody listens to me.

littlegreenfootballs.com

302 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 6:08:12pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Yes, chances are good that he just installed a plugin. I don’t think there’s anyone else working on this - there’s nothing on his site that couldn’t be done with a basic Wordpress installation and some themes and plugins.

He’s using Wordpress with plugins.

303 A Cranky One  Dec 28, 2014 6:08:28pm

re: #301 b_sharp

I’m sorry, did you say something?

304 b_sharp  Dec 28, 2014 6:09:48pm

re: #303 A Cranky One

I’m sorry, did you say something?

MOM!!

305 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 28, 2014 6:11:24pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

most likely they are fat pasty basement dwellers…

so are 99.77% of the hot chicks on the internets.

306 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 6:12:26pm

Pictures of pear crisp for all.

307 lawhawk  Dec 28, 2014 6:18:52pm

re: #295 A Cranky One

I just created an app that is even more minimalist. All you can use is a noun, a verb and 9-11. Now, what to call it?

Rudi-t

308 retired cynic  Dec 28, 2014 6:26:10pm

re: #306 klystron

Pear crisp is the BEST!

309 CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2014 7:44:33pm

re: #27 Pawn of the Oppressor

The Mayor’s dad was on Okinawa, too. Christ, I’ve read E.B. Sledge and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.

I don’t know whether or not you’re subscribed to this thread and will see this, but many thanks for mentioning E.B. Sledge. My dad was in the Marine Corps in WWII in the South Pacific. He didn’t talk about the war much and he died when I was a teenager, but I do remember him talking about Okinawa and how, as marines, they had to be the first ones in—off the ship, onto the beach, secure an area, then send up some kind if colored smoke signals (IIRC) so the rest of the troops would know where to go. I can’t even begin imagine how terrifying it must have been to have to be the first ones onto an unfamiliar enemy island.

Anyway, because of my dad’s presence there and what you said, I had some personal interest in the subject so I googled E.B. Sledge and found videos of his accounts of the Battle of Peleliu and the Battle of Okinawa. I had no idea.

Now I better understand why my dad didn’t want to talk about it. Hearing Sledge’s accounts was… I can’t even describe it. Suffice it to say that I ended up going over to Amazon and purchasing his book, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, so thank you for mentioning it.

310 De Kolta Chair  Dec 28, 2014 8:00:02pm
311 Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 28, 2014 9:28:35pm

re: #309 CuriousLurker

You’re welcome, I think they’re required reading about the Pacific war. If you’ve ever seen HBO’s “The Pacific” - kind of a thematic follow-on to “Band of Brothers” - a lot of it was taken from Sledge’s writing. There’s stuff in the book, though, that they left out of an uncensored HBO cable TV drama about brutal war, which tells you something. There’s one scene in particular where troops going up into the hills are passing other troops coming back down, like a shift change, which captured so much of the “Our job is to kill these bastards and go home” feeling I hear about from my dad (who was a young child at the time).

An ex-girlfriend of mine has an “elder” at her church who was at Okinawa and Iwo Jima both. He doesn’t talk about it too much, I gather, but he has said that one of his tasks during Okinawa involved securing the bodies of people who had made suicide jumps off the cliffs, including shooting them if necessary.

There’s a lot of crummy little island territory out there in the middle of nowhere that was paid for in blood, and I can’t really blame veterans for post-war hatreds either.

Sledge’s book is a bit like “Thud Ridge” in my mind - a revelatory personal account of war from a perspective that you don’t often hear from.

312 klystron  Dec 28, 2014 9:30:23pm

re: #311 Pawn of the Oppressor

My husband got that series on Blu-ray for Christmas after watching it twice on Amazon Prime (free streaming). A huge thumbs up from him in terms of quality and how well done it is (he has read several of the accounts as well).

313 Limey6  Dec 29, 2014 1:49:40pm

Neville Chaimberlain has always been painted pretty badly in the media for flourishing his bit of paper around. Other historical interpretations have painted him in a more favorable light. When Chaimberlain went to Berlin to negotiate with Hitler, the aim was to delay the inevitable onset of war. Just a few months could and did make all the difference, Thousands, including my own Great Uncle Rex joined up and received pre-war training (i.e. much better and thorough). in the last months before the beginning of war, industry in England began to ramp up, and included orders for goods from the US. While studying history in college I made a study of how close England came to loosing the Battle of Britain, in terms of trained pilots, trained before the outbreak of war, and ready-to-use aircraft, mostly produced in the run-up to the declaration of war. Without Chaimberlain’s piece of paper, war would have come much sooner, the preparations would have been far fewer, and Hitler’s chances of victory far greater. However at the time it was not politically expedient to say to the public “We are going to appease Hitler to give us more time to build weapons.” WWI was still a recent and very painful memory for most people, and the perception that the agreement would prevent war was presented, because the reality that it would only delay war was unacceptable.
So appeasement of Hitler does not necessarily have to be seen in a bad light, of course I could make reference to US businesses wanting to appease Hitler so they could sell to both sides for longer, but that is a horse of a different colour.

314 ObsidianB  Dec 30, 2014 2:24:00pm

Of course, many actual historians today view Chamberlain’s decision as the action that saved Britain and gave the country a chance to build up it’s forces enough to actually military oppose Hitler. He delayed German action against the UK for long enough to allow a fighting chance.

Upchuck would know that if he’d actually read history. But, that takes actual work and effort, and we can’t have that.


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