White Supremacists Run Interference for Steve Scalise

This is me, still not buying it for one microsecond

One of David Duke’s right hand haters, Kenny Knight, is now trying to run interference for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise with a story that Scalise didn’t actually attend that white supremacist conference after all. Knight says it was pure coincidence; Scalise just happened to give a speech at the same hotel and conference hall, but it really had nothing to do with all those white supremacists.

Kenny Knight is a longtime associate of David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who ran for governor of Louisiana in 1991. He’s been a key player in news that broke on Sunday that indicated Scalise addressed the white supremacist convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization when he was a Louisiana state representative in May 2002.

Knight said on Tuesday that it’s “totally incorrect” to say Scalise spoke at that convention.

“He spoke early in the day to a contingent of people, prior to the conference kicking off,” Knight said. “He was not there as a guest speaker at the conference.”

Hey, it could happen to anybody; you’re just giving an innocuous speech about puppies and kitties, and suddenly you’re surrounded by white supremacists.

Problem is, Scalise has already acknowledged he spoke at the hate conference, and David Duke has stated that Scalise was invited to it; and even if there were any truth to white supremacist Kenny Knight’s tale, it’s impossible to believe Scalise didn’t know what was going on at that conference: White Supremacist Banners, Racist Talks at Later Events of Group Steve Scalise Previously Addressed, Civil Rights Group Says.

Banners proclaiming “White Power” and “White Pride Worldwide” plastered the walls, and speakers gave racist speeches at later conferences in Kenner of a white supremacist organization that U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise says he had addressed in Metairie in 2002, an investigator with the Southern Poverty Law Center civil rights group said Tuesday.

The law center didn’t have an investigator at the 2002 conference of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization at which Scalise has acknowledged that he spoke. But Heidi Beirich, director of the center’s “Intelligence Project,” said EURO events she attended in 2004 and 2005 in Kenner left no doubt about the group’s racist agenda.

“The conferences were a full day of people giving speeches representing the worst in racism or anti-Semitism,” said Beirich.

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511 comments

1 Snarknado!  Dec 31, 2014 10:58:47am

What the libs do is worse, not that we did anything.

2 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 10:59:36am

Pathetic.

3 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 10:59:49am

Meanwhile, the Ginger Avenger thinks the word of a white supremacist is absolutely credible.

4 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 11:00:42am

SHARPTON! AYLES! OBAMA! BYRD!

5 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 11:01:01am

repost:

6 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:01:39am

Scalise knew exactly what he was getting himself into. What bothers me honestly is we didn’t know this sooner. This guy’s not some GOP freshman but the newly appointed Majority Whip. I really think Duke has some dirt on Boehner and the higher ups in the GOP. The way Boehner gave into Duke’s threat suggests to me that there’s a lot of prominent GOPers who have appeared at white supremacist events that Duke is part of.

7 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:01:51am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, the Ginger Avenger thinks the word of a white supremacist is absolutely credible.

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Blood libel? Really?

8 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 11:01:52am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, the Ginger Avenger thinks the word of a white supremacist is absolutely credible.

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Fuck him for Palinizing “Blood Libel”

9 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:02:18am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, the Ginger Avenger thinks the word of a white supremacist is absolutely credible.

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Those words can be credible or not, this should be decided on a case by case basis.

We learned about it first from a white supremacist who was present during the speech and had no reason to lie about it. White supremacist Knight, being Scalise’s pal, has all the reasons in the world to lie about it. Also, he contradicts his earlier statements.

10 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:02:19am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, the Ginger Avenger thinks the word of a white supremacist is absolutely credible.

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There’s something ironic about him calling this a blood libel. What that is. I don’t know.//

11 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 11:02:29am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

He’s pulling a Palin there…

12 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:02:35am

re: #7 Gus

Blood libel? Really?

Really. But he stands by Israel dontcha know.//

13 Dr. Matt  Dec 31, 2014 11:02:39am
14 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 11:02:53am
15 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:03:06am

re: #8 The Vicious Babushka

Fuck him for Palinizing “Blood Libel”

Next thing he will be speaking about pogroms and the Holocaust against poor Scalise.

16 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:03:28am

re: #14 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah he’s even dumber than Jim. Quite a hard feat but he done it.

17 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 11:03:51am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

CCJ also said this:

18 Varek Raith  Dec 31, 2014 11:04:02am
“He spoke early in the day to a contingent of people, prior to the conference kicking off,” Knight said. “He was not there as a guest speaker at the conference.”

I have yet to find a parallel universe where that is believed.

19 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:04:39am

Yes, Jim is no longer the DMOTI. Only second best. It’s kinda sad.

20 Belafon  Dec 31, 2014 11:04:40am

re: #18 Varek Raith

I have yet to find a parallel universe where that is believed.

See #17.

21 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 11:04:44am
22 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:04:54am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

CCJ also said this:

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Now it’s a lynching. Yes, it’s analogous to an organized murder to criticize a prominent Republican for speaking before a bunch of white supremacists.

23 Franklin  Dec 31, 2014 11:05:17am

re: #14 The Vicious Babushka

Oh, it’s glorious!

For years — eons! geologic ages! — Jim Hoft reigned supreme over our fair land, a man of spite and viciousness who never saw something he couldn’t fuck up.
Read more at wonkette.com

24 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:06:21am

Given that McCain himself is a white nationalist at the very least, he should keep his rotten mouth shut.

25 team_fukit  Dec 31, 2014 11:06:48am

What troubles me most about this Scalise thing isn’t that he appeared with white supremacists, it’s that his Republican message of low taxes and moochers is identical with theirs.

26 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:06:57am

re: #24 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Given that McCain himself is a white nationalist at the very least, he should keep his rotten mouth shut.

Didn’t stop Steve King but yeah we’re seeing a lot of them show their inner hoods on this.

27 Snarknado!  Dec 31, 2014 11:07:10am

Well, my favorite bakery, which closes this afternoon for their winter vacation, calls — need to go get bread.

BBL

28 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 11:07:33am
29 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:08:28am

re: #25 team_fukit

What troubles me most about this Scalise thing isn’t that he appeared with white supremacists, it’s that his Republican message of low taxes and moochers is identical with theirs.

Right, Duke’s only problem with the Republican Party seems to be FP in specific their stance on Israel. Outside of that, he loves what a lot of them stand for. According to the SPLC, Scalise’s speech was apparently a ragging on the HUD because you know lazy minorities getting housing is just terrible.// Y

30 Timothy Watson  Dec 31, 2014 11:12:20am

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Right, Duke’s only problem with the Republican Party seems to be FP in specific their stance on Israel. Outside of that, he loves what a lot of them stand for. According to the SPLC, Scalise’s speech was apparently a ragging on the HUD because you know lazy minorities getting housing is just terrible.// Y

From The West Wing:

O’LEARY
Attacking HUD is code for attacking blacks.

LEO
[dryly] Thanks. Having been born yesterday on a turnip truck…

31 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:12:38am

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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littlegreenfootballs.com

32 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:14:11am

@PeterLaBarbera follows you

Still. He hasn’t said a peep to me since.

33 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:14:52am

re: #30 Timothy Watson

From The West Wing:

Yep. It’s like that Atwater quote about starting off using the n-word but when you can’t get away with that anymore, you rag on things like that. So I think Scalise got his wish, he has been able to be David Duke without the baggage and he rode it all the way to the Majority Whip post.

34 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:16:39am
35 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:18:09am

Stacy is an AmRen author. ‘Nuff said.

36 darthstar  Dec 31, 2014 11:18:32am

re: #7 Gus

Blood libel? Really?

Obviously, Chuck knows how David Duke feels about Jews and is giving a hat tip to the White Supremacists…I’ll bet his “hot Asian wife” is proud of his bigotry.

37 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:18:38am

re: #35 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Stacy is an AmRen author. ‘Nuff said.

Taki right? or am I thinking of the wrong paleocon?

38 team_fukit  Dec 31, 2014 11:18:46am
This is what I remember about the first time I met Steve Scalise nearly 20 years ago: He told me he was like David Duke without the baggage.

Stephanie Grace: Scalise’s pitch to Duke supporters seems plausible

More at NOLA Advocate

39 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:18:59am

re: #37 HappyWarrior

Taki right? or am I thinking of the wrong paleocon?

Jared Taylor.

40 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 11:19:34am

Wonder what else will come out on Scalise, the snowballing has begun.

41 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 11:20:13am

The GOP: Not racist, but #1 with racists because of their policies and voting record

42 Lidane  Dec 31, 2014 11:20:15am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

SHARPTON! AYLES! OBAMA! BYRD!

JEREMIAH WRIGHT IZ WORSE THAN TEH KKK!

43 Varek Raith  Dec 31, 2014 11:20:54am

Who’d have thunk pandering to the racist wingnuts would come back to bite the GOP in the ass.

/Certainly not I!

44 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:21:05am

donotlink.com

An Open Letter to My Friends attending the American Renaissance Conference
MARCH 25, 2013 AT 9:14 AM
Commentary By David Duke

I have known Jared Taylor and his wife for a long, long time. I consider them friends and wish them the best in all things.
I have attended some Amren conferences and must say I have counted as my friends many of the leading lights of these conferences.

[…]

45 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:21:05am

re: #38 team_fukit

Stephanie Grace: Scalise’s pitch to Duke supporters seems plausible LinkMore at NOLA Advocate

I believe it totally. I think Scalise and other right wingers like Scalise saw how Duke did relatively well despite his baggage and knew they could parlay that into being elected to higher office and hey it worked. As I got at earlier, Scalise isn’t some GOP freshman, he’s the number three behind Boehner and McCarthy.

46 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 11:21:13am

re: #42 Lidane

JEREMIAH WRIGHT IZ WORSE THAN TEH KKK!

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Remember earlier this year when BENGHAZI!!! was worse than Watergate?

47 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:21:29am

re: #39 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Jared Taylor.

Ahh that’s right. Thanks.

48 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:22:04am

re: #44 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

donotlink.com

[…]

David Horowitz has also defended and praised Jared Taylor many a time too despite Taylor’s Antisemtism.

49 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:22:47am

re: #42 Lidane

JEREMIAH WRIGHT IZ WORSE THAN TEH KKK!

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And Krauthammer again shows himself to be nothing more than a sorry right wing shill who should be mocked repeatedly.

50 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:23:03am

re: #48 HappyWarrior

David Horowitz has also defended and praised Jared Taylor many a time too despite Taylor’s Antisemtism.

Birds of a feather.

51 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:23:45am

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Right, Duke’s only problem with the Republican Party seems to be FP in specific their stance on Israel. Outside of that, he loves what a lot of them stand for. According to the SPLC, Scalise’s speech was apparently a ragging on the HUD because you know lazy minorities getting housing is just terrible.// Y

There’s plenty about the Department of Housing and Urban Development to criticize. The real test is the specificity of the criticism. If someone is going after specific HUD policies as wasteful, ineffective, or badly executed, then there’s a better-than-good chance that critic is on the level (they can still be wrong, but they are unlikely to be a bigot).

It’s when someone is using “HUD” as a buzzword while raging against other buzzwords such as “handouts” and “freeloading” that they are likely to be a bigot.

52 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:23:53am

re: #50 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Birds of a feather.

Of course. Bigots gotta stick together.

53 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:25:41am

re: #51 Dark_Falcon

There’s plenty about the Department of Housing and Urban Development to criticize. The real test is the specificity of the criticism. If someone is going after specific HUD policies as wasteful, ineffective, or badly executed, then there’s a better-than-good chance that critic is on the level (they can still be wrong, but they are unlikely to be a bigot).

It’s when someone is using “HUD” as a buzzword while raging against other buzzwords such as “handouts” and “freeloading” that they are likely to be a bigot.

Well given that it was at a conference of bigots, we know what it was. Of course, there’s legitimate criticisms of HUD but something tells me that Scalise wasn’t criticizing efficiency at that so let’s just say what this was about. It was a big old dog whistle to the bigoted assholes that Duke and his friends are that think HUD is nothing but “handouts” and “freeloading” even though many of them are probably on disability themselves.

54 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:26:57am

re: #46 b.d.

Remember earlier this year when BENGHAZI!!! was worse than Watergate?

Well, the actual Benghazi Consulate Attack was worse than the actual break-in to the DNC offices at the Watergate building. But that’s about the only way that line words.

55 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:27:44am

Scalise brought out a heap load of schadenfreude from conservatives. Bringing out a lot of true colors. Exposing how razor thin their support is for Jews.

56 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:29:12am

re: #55 Gus

Scalise brought out a heap load of schadenfreude from conservatives. Bringing out a lot of true colors. Exposing how razor thin their support is for Jews.

Yep. And let’s be honest here if Bibi wasn’t so buddy-buddy with many American wingnuts, they would be more hostile to Israel itself. I still remember Pat Robertson being gleeful about Ariel Sharon having a stroke. But of course it’s Obama that’s Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel.//

57 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:29:54am

Jesse Helms was very Anti-Israel until he discovered he hated Arabs and Muslims more than he hated Jews.

58 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:30:18am

re: #56 HappyWarrior

Yep. And let’s be honest here if Bibi wasn’t so buddy-buddy with many American wingnuts, they would be more hostile to Israel itself. I still remember Pat Robertson being gleeful about Ariel Sharon having a stroke. But of course it’s Obama that’s Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel.//

59 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 11:30:23am

re: #55 Gus

Bringing out a lot of true colors. Exposing how razor thin their support is for Jews.

The conservatives only like the Jews because they want them to rebuild The Temple. After that, well, keep reading…

60 makeitstop  Dec 31, 2014 11:31:05am

re: #7 Gus

Blood libel? Really?

I was gonna say the same thing.

61 Timothy Watson  Dec 31, 2014 11:31:17am

re: #56 HappyWarrior

Yep. And let’s be honest here if Bibi wasn’t so buddy-buddy with many American wingnuts, they would be more hostile to Israel itself. I still remember Pat Robertson being gleeful about Ariel Sharon having a stroke. But of course it’s Obama that’s Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel.//

Robertson was just upset that Sharon was giving up, in evangelicals’ eyes, “Greater Israel”.

62 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:31:35am

re: #59 b.d.

The conservatives only like the Jews because they want them to rebuild The Temple. After that, well, keep reading…

They really like only fellow wingnut Jews. They foam at the mouth about “liberal New York Jews”.

63 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:32:15am

re: #62 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

They really like only fellow wingnut Jews. They foam at the mouth about “liberal New York Jews”.

“Liberal Hollywood.” Bill Donahue is pretty openly Anti-Semitic as well.

64 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:32:49am

re: #53 HappyWarrior

Well given that it was at a conference of bigots, we know what it was. Of course, there’s legitimate criticisms of HUD but something tells me that Scalise wasn’t criticizing efficiency at that so let’s just say what this was about. It was a big old dog whistle to the bigoted assholes that Duke and his friends are that think HUD is nothing but “handouts” and “freeloading” even though many of them are probably on disability themselves.

Yes, but that’s just it: HUD doesn’t handle the kind of welfare the bigots likely receive, so they feel attacking it comes with a lower risk of being criticized for hypocrisy.

Focus on HUD also allows a bigot to use the sick tactics of racial fear in housing yet again, and in this way appeal to white homeowners who are not bigots but who are worried about their property values and the area in which they live.

And bringing another hot topic onto the stage, an epicenter of such housing fears by white people is the St. Louis metro area.

65 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:33:07am

:D

66 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 11:33:21am
67 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:34:26am

re: #64 Dark_Falcon

Yes, but that’s just it: HUD doesn’t handle the kind of welfare the bigots likely receive, so they feel attacking it comes with a lower risk of being criticized for hypocrisy.

Focus on HUD also allows a bigot to use the sick tactics of racial fear in housing yet again, and in this way appeal to white homeowners who are not bigots but who are worried about their property values and the area in which they live.

And bringing another hot topic onto the stage, an epicenter of such housing fears by white people is the St. Louis metro area.

You don’t have to tell me how they operate. They’re a bunch of hypocritical assholes who rag on the same government that helps them and that protects them via the 1st Amendment from hate speech laws. Not saying, I think they should be prosecuted for hate speech but these anti-government bigots that rag on our government are also protected by it.

68 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:34:54am

Scalise must denounce Knight.

69 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:35:46am

re: #68 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Scalise must denounce Knight.

Has he denounced anyone or has he just said “regrets?”

70 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:35:58am

re: #66 Charles Johnson

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This is just pathetic. But then again so is Boehner for standing by him with all this being known.

71 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:36:34am

He should also return Knight’s contribution.

72 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 11:36:56am
73 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:37:26am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

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He was his guest for the SOTU last year wasn’t he?

74 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:37:26am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

Is that some Duck fellow?

75 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:38:50am

re: #74 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Is that some Duck fellow?

Yeah the son of the guy who made the comments last year. I’m almost positive that he was also his guest at the SOTU last year. I know some Louisiana Republican rep had the Robertson guy as his SOTU guest. It may have been Scalise.

76 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 11:41:02am

Even Chuck’s fans are giving him shit over his idiotic claim that the Scalise story was “debunked” by a white supremacist.

77 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 11:41:11am

re: #75 HappyWarrior

Yeah the son of the guy who made the comments last year. I’m almost positive that he was also his guest at the SOTU last year. I know some Louisiana Republican rep had the Robertson guy as his SOTU guest. It may have been Scalise.

Willie Robertson was Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.)’s SOTU guest, but all the wingnuts got their picture taken with Robertson.

78 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:41:33am

My favorite part though speaking of Chuckles blood libel charge is when conservatives, the same ones who claim that McCarthy got a bad deal in history accuse their detractors of McCarthyism.

79 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:42:13am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

Willie Robertson was Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.)’s SOTU guest, but all the wingnuts got their picture taken with Robertson.

Ah it was McAllister, thanks.

80 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:44:13am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

Willie Robertson was Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.)’s SOTU guest, but all the wingnuts got their picture taken with Robertson.

Because of the popularity of Duck Dynasty. Personally, though, I think the whole thing between wingnuts and the Robertsons isn’t all its quacked up to be. :D

81 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:46:23am

re: #80 Dark_Falcon

Because of the popularity of Duck Dynasty. Personally, though, I think the whole thing between wingnuts and the Robertsons isn’t all its quacked up to be. :D

I have to disagree with you there. Wingnuts really took up with the Robertsons after Phil made his comments about gays and blacks and the ensuing controversy. So yeah I think the popularity of the show may play some part in that but don’t kid yourself, they were happy to link themselves with the Robertsons after Phil likened homosexuality to bestiality.

82 allegro  Dec 31, 2014 11:48:35am

re: #81 HappyWarrior

I have to disagree with you there. Wingnuts really took up with the Robertsons after Phil made his comments about gays and blacks. So yeah I think the popularity of the show may play some part in that but don’t kid yourself, they were happy to link themselves with the Robertsons after Phil likened homosexuality to bestiality.

And advocated marrying 15 year old girls before they were all old and ruined and shit.

83 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:49:23am

re: #81 HappyWarrior

Actually, I was just making a duck joke.

84 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:50:12am

re: #83 Dark_Falcon

Actually, I was just making a duck joke.

Ah! Quack(crap) Missed your pun.

85 b_sharp  Dec 31, 2014 11:51:03am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

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Duck, duck, evil goose.

86 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 11:51:35am

re: #81 HappyWarrior

They upgraded from dog whistles to duck whistles…

87 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 11:52:36am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

They upgraded from dog whistles to duck whistles…

They’re a bunch of quackers down there after all

88 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:52:41am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

They upgraded from dog whistles to duck whistles…

Hehe. I forget who it was but I think it was one of our Lizards that made the comment that it was funny that Phil who made his fortune in making calls that sound like horny ducks were condemning anyone’s sexual behavior.

89 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:53:13am

And here come the duck puns!

90 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:53:31am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

And here come the duck puns!

Ducking.

91 BigBadDemocrat  Dec 31, 2014 11:53:49am

Backwoods Sleuth, “Ducks Quack” far as I know only humans can whistle.

92 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 11:54:45am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

And here come the duck puns!

Get down!

93 Lidane  Dec 31, 2014 11:54:51am
94 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:55:03am
95 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 11:55:15am

Scalise is being a duck.

96 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:56:48am

re: #93 Lidane

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Nice analysis asshole. Is he forgetting the president that professed to look into Putin’s soul and saw a “good Christian man.” That really fucked up analogy aside, Obama hasn’t tried to romance Putin at all, American wingnuts OTOH fawn over him so much that they want him to be our leader.

97 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:57:04am

re: #89 HappyWarrior

And here come the duck puns!

I try but I can never Pintail any good duck puns down.

98 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 11:57:29am

re: #94 Gus

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or bring up Woodrow Wilson. Remember 1913!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

99 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:58:03am
100 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 11:58:57am

re: #96 HappyWarrior

Nice analysis asshole. Is he forgetting the president that professed to look into Putin’s soul and saw a “good Christian man.” That really fucked up analogy aside, Obama hasn’t tried to romance Putin at all, American wingnuts OTOH fawn over him so much that they want him to be our leader.

He’s not forgetting Bush, but what the FNC audience wants is some “Obama has failed” red meat, and PEters delivered that. He also may have Akinized himself in the process.

101 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 11:59:28am

Remember Breitbart and “The Vetting” BS? Yeah, let’s forget about 2002.

102 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 12:00:18pm

Conclusion from the last few days. Big tough-talking White Supremacists act like lying little 10 year old snotty-nose boys. Still running around dressing up, making smoke bombs and being bullying little pricks.

No real surprise in that. I sort have always felt that way. And one thing I’ve always known, if those are the best of some kind of a master/most beautiful race…I am not white!

And that is hard to do being half German, half Slovak, blue eyed, and mid- brown (grey) haired. If THAT is white, I’m a man of color.

103 WhatEVs  Dec 31, 2014 12:00:48pm

re: #55 Gus

Scalise brought out a heap load of schadenfreude from conservatives. Bringing out a lot of true colors. Exposing how razor thin their support is for Jews.

Their support only goes so far as necessity for the onslaught of Armageddon. Other than that, Israel is irrelevant.

104 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 12:01:13pm

re: #100 Dark_Falcon

He’s not forgetting Bush, but what the FNC audience wants is some “Obama has failed” red meat, and PEters delivered that. He also may have Akinized himself in the process.

He’s just another shitty analyst that Fox hires to throw red meat to their audience about how Obama is the reincarnation of Jimmy Carter, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler combined.

105 calochortus  Dec 31, 2014 12:01:32pm

re: #36 darthstar

Obviously, Chuck knows how David Duke feels about Jews and is giving a hat tip to the White Supremacists…I’ll bet his “hot Asian wife” is proud of his bigotry.

Maybe and maybe not. I have no idea what Mrs. Chuck thinks, but Asians are as capable of being racist as the rest of us. They just look at the races existing in a slightly different hierarchy.

106 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 12:02:02pm

Lying liars covering for other lying liars, doncha know.

Meanwhile, we will probably be moving when our lease is up. Read complaints about the “property management” co who incidentally called this morning to tell us where to send our checks for Jan rent. No written notice of possession or anything like that. Asked if the property would be kept in the excellent condition it is in from the previous landlord. Was told, “We’ll keep the same vendors.” Well, the only 2 vendors I know about are the extermination co which comes out every 3 mos, and the dumpster co which picks up our trash. Our excellent ex-owner did repairs himself that he could handle (big jobs, like concreting over the parking lot excepted). Found some very dissatisfied reviews about these rent collectors, too. This appears to be basically an “investment” type company which buys and “renovates” properties and sells them, either self-financing or on a “lease-purchase” type of arrangement. Their rentals are mainly in Charlotte, and the cheapest one they had, a 1 BR condo, is 20% above what I pay for a 3BR. I expect the rent hikes to start as people’s leases run out here; after all, they get a cut from the owner, who remains unknown by me at this point, but could actually be this company. Won’t know for sure until the Register of Deeds info is available online.

Will wait to see if the exterminator (same one for the last 5 yrs) comes out in March; if he doesn’t, I know the party’s over.

Looked this “real estate” company up online, and oh, boy. Well, 5 yrs was a good ride, I suppose, and my rent never went up once. People I’ve talked with here are all making plans. Might be a good night to drink the entire bottle of Riesling I bought today. : )

107 Mike Lamb  Dec 31, 2014 12:02:11pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

And Krauthammer again shows himself to be nothing more than a sorry right wing shill who should be mocked repeatedly.

He shows that the notion vampires can’t be in direct sunlight is a myth. Either that or he’s Blade’s grandfather.

108 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:02:24pm

re: #103 WhatEVs

Their support only goes so far as necessity for the onslaught of Armageddon. Other than that, Israel is irrelevant.

There’s also using Israel to fight Muslims. Not to defend Israel but just to_fight_against_Muslims.

109 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 12:02:58pm

OK. Off topic, and totally not related in any way, shape or form to duck jokes.

I just got done watching Winter Sleep, the latest film by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and holy crap! what an outstanding film; I can see why it won the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this year.

Three hours plus of dialogue and masterclass acting with clear inspiration from Anton Chekov, as well as Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Cinematically, reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From A Marriage.

An intense, heavily dialogue driven character study. Definitely one of the best films of the year, bar none, and I’d personally consider it nothing short of a masterpiece.

Winter Sleep Official US Release Trailer (2014) - Nuri Bilge Ceylan Drama HD

imdb.com

See it when it comes out early next year in the US if you’re into arthouse films. It’s Dr. Lizardo’s Pick of the Week!

110 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 12:03:14pm

re: #102 ObserverArt

Conclusion from the last few days. Big tough-talking White Supremacists act like lying little 10 year old snotty-nose boys. Still running around dressing up, making smoke bombs and being bullying little pricks.

No real surprise in that. I sort have always felt that way. And one thing I’ve always known, if those are the best of some kind of a master/most beautiful race…I am not white!

And that is hard to do being half German, half Slovak, blue eyed, and mid- brown (grey) haired. If THAT is white, I’m a man of color.

I think they’re pathetic really. I’ve always thought there was something pathetic about a bunch of cowards hiding behind hoods and swastikas and praising a loser (Hitler) who lost his war due to his own stupidity and egomania. By the way, I’m part German and Slovak too. Cabbage for all the people!

111 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 12:04:39pm

re: #109 Dr Lizardo

OK. Off topic, and totally not related in any way, shape or form to duck jokes.

I just got done watching Winter Sleep, the latest film by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and holy crap! what an outstanding film; I can see why it won the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this year. .

Three hours plus of dialogue and masterclass acting with clear inspiration from Anton Chekov, as well as Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Cinematically, reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From A Marriage.

An intense, heavily dialogue driven character study. Definitely one of the best films of the year, bar none, and I’d personally consider it nothing short of a masterpiece.

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See it when it comes out early next year in the US if you’re into arthouse films. It’s Dr. Lizardo’s Pick of the Week!

Had me at Chekov. So many of my favorite writers take their inspiration from him. I’ll definitely look for it.

112 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 12:06:53pm

re: #91 BigBadDemocrat

Dogs don’t whistle either…

113 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 12:07:12pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

He’s just another shitty analyst that Fox hires to throw red meat to their audience about how Obama is the reincarnation of Jimmy Carter, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler combined.

Ralph Peters is actually better than that, but you have to know where to find his good stuff, because its seldom ever on Fox News. FNC is how he pays his bills.

114 makeitstop  Dec 31, 2014 12:07:17pm

re: #89 HappyWarrior

And here come the duck puns!

I’m down with that.

115 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 12:08:34pm

I wouldn’t let that loon Gravel run a lemonade stand

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) is the new CEO of a marijuana company that produces cannabis-infused products for both recreational and medical use, the company announced Tuesday.

huffingtonpost.com

116 Dark_Falcon  Dec 31, 2014 12:08:36pm

And now I have to go. BBL

117 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 12:08:36pm

re: #109 Dr Lizardo

Will look for it on Netflix next year after its US run. Hopefully, they’ll buy it.

BTW, if you have Netflix, try “Broadchurch”, a series starring David Tennant (the 10th Doctor), about the death of an 11 yr old boy in Scotland. Superb.

118 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 12:09:00pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Ralph Peters is actually better than that, but you have to know where to find his good stuff, because its seldom ever on Fox News. FNC is how he pays his bills.

Honestly if he were better than that, he wouldn’t be shilling that out. I mean yeah I know you’re suggesting that he acts like a pathetic hack because of Fox News but I think ti suggests a lot about Peters that he’s selling that bullshit as analysis just to pay his bills. We have a word for a man like that and that’s a shill.

119 allegro  Dec 31, 2014 12:09:27pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Ralph Peters is actually better than that, but you have to know where to find his good stuff, because its seldom ever on Fox News. FNC is how he pays his bills.

So he sells himself out by making up shit for a fat paycheck?

Not really helping his image here.

120 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 12:10:10pm

re: #115 b.d.

I wouldn’t let that loon Gravel run a lemonade stand

huffingtonpost.com

“Now, Mike remember you can’t eat the products.” Seriously though he was such a random candidate in 2008. Didn’t seem like a bad guy. Just you know out there even more than Kucinich was.

121 Varek Raith  Dec 31, 2014 12:10:42pm

*Throws rock in Potomac River*

122 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 12:10:52pm

re: #119 allegro

So he sells himself out by making up shit for a fat paycheck?

Not really helping his image here.

Right. I get it. He’s a shill. That says a lot about him and his character.

123 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 12:11:05pm

re: #121 Varek Raith

Did it bounce?

124 allegro  Dec 31, 2014 12:11:24pm

re: #117 Justanotherhuman

Will look for it on Netflix next year after its US run. Hopefully, they’ll buy it.

BTW, if you have Netflix, try “Broadchurch”, a series starring David Tennant (the 10th Doctor), about the death of an 11 yr old boy in Scotland. Superb.

I watched that last week and you’re right, it was superb. All kinda dark and depressing in all too reality based way. Absolutely compelling with tremendous performances.

125 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 12:11:58pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

Had me at Chekov. So many of my favorite writers take their inspiration from him. I’ll definitely look for it.

At the other end of the spectrum, I loved The Grand Budapest Hotel! Great film, and it appealed to my rather quirky sense of humor.

The following is definitely NSFW - it’s the Red Band trailer.

The Grand Budapest Hotel Official Red Band Trailer (2014) HD

126 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:12:06pm
127 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 12:15:58pm

Chuck retweets a post calling Gosnell a child murderer

128 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:20:18pm
129 WhatEVs  Dec 31, 2014 12:22:16pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Ralph Peters is actually better than that, but you have to know where to find his good stuff, because its seldom ever on Fox News. FNC is how he pays his bills.

Sorry. Shit like this completely erased any “good stuff” he might have said.

130 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:22:34pm

Both sides! — Area Centrist

131 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 12:24:20pm

O/T but a followup about discussion downstairs about free and discounted books from publishers for ereaders, including Kindle, Nook, etc.

Publishers Are Giving Away Bestsellers For Free

landers.bookbub.com

132 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:24:52pm

You just can’t make it up. They’re actually saying “stop bringing up 2002 that was a long time ago.”

133 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:27:27pm
134 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 12:28:26pm

re: #117 Justanotherhuman

Will look for it on Netflix next year after its US run. Hopefully, they’ll buy it.

BTW, if you have Netflix, try “Broadchurch”, a series starring David Tennant (the 10th Doctor), about the death of an 11 yr old boy in Scotland. Superb.

Another vote for “Broadchurch.” Top notch mystery and an excellent cast.

135 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 12:28:35pm

He did a lot more than Gilmore Girls…

‘Gilmore Girls’ actor Edward Herrmann is dead at age 71 following brain cancer diagnosis - @TMZ
read more on tmz.com

136 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 12:29:54pm

re: #101 Gus

Remember Breitbart and “The Vetting” BS? Yeah, let’s forget about 2002.

A lot of that garbage was written by guess who.

137 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:30:55pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

A lot of that garbage was written by guess who.

Ben Shapiro

138 WhatEVs  Dec 31, 2014 12:31:46pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

O/T but a followup about discussion downstairs about free and discounted books from publishers for ereaders, including Kindle, Nook, etc.

Publishers Are Giving Away Bestsellers For Free

landers.bookbub.com

Nice! Thank you!

139 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 12:34:25pm
140 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 12:34:54pm

re: #138 WhatEVs

Nice! Thank you!

I like that you can choose your favorite genres when you signup, so you don’t have to wade through EVERYTHING. I also like that it gives the date when the special offer ends. I see a couple of discounted (not free) boxed collections that MrBWS might enjoy so he’ll most likely be getting a late Christmas present (since we didn’t do Christmas presents this year — oh wait, we almost never do that :D).

141 3eff Jeff  Dec 31, 2014 12:39:46pm

re: #110 HappyWarrior

I think they’re pathetic really. I’ve always thought there was something pathetic about a bunch of cowards hiding behind hoods and swastikas and praising a loser (Hitler) who lost his war due to his own stupidity and egomania. By the way, I’m part German and Slovak too. Cabbage for all the people!

The thing that is pathetic to me is how they back away from their beliefs the moment there is a problem for someone. Why is Kenny Knight lying about Scalise’s appearance? What does that say about his beliefs about his beliefs? And the real problem is that he’s apparently not proud of those beliefs, and has not taken the time to analyze why or consider that if you have a belief that you are ashamed of, maybe you should change your mind.

This whole game where they act in ways that shows they understand this is wrong and unacceptable, and then don’t think about why bugs me. They do this all the time. Every issue of the SPLC Intelligence Report has at least one example of it (and usually multiple). The only real explanation I can come up with is that at the end of it, they don’t think they can convert enough people to their cause, so they have to trick us into going along with it. Which is super slimy.

142 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 12:40:48pm
143 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 12:41:08pm

re: #137 Gus

Ben Shapiro

And our boy Chuck.

144 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 12:41:25pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

And neo-nazis as well.

145 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 12:43:15pm

Dogs are going nutz…two wee possums were cleaning up leftover cat food on the front porch, and now they’re under the house.
Fun times!

146 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 12:44:46pm

Errands

147 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 12:45:04pm
148 BeachDem  Dec 31, 2014 12:48:30pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Ralph Peters is actually better than that, but you have to know where to find his good stuff, because its seldom ever on Fox News. FNC is how he pays his bills.

Then he really isn’t any better than that.

149 calochortus  Dec 31, 2014 12:50:33pm

re: #146 Gus

Errands

Oh good, want to run my errands too while you’re out?

150 Timothy Watson  Dec 31, 2014 12:51:33pm

re: #146 Gus

Can you pick up some stuff for me at Lowe’s while you’re out? Thanks.

151 BeachDem  Dec 31, 2014 12:52:34pm

re: #135 Justanotherhuman

He did a lot more than Gilmore Girls…

‘Gilmore Girls’ actor Edward Herrmann is dead at age 71 following brain cancer diagnosis - @TMZ
read more on tmz.com

He did do more than “Gilmore Girls,” but he was wonderful on that show. (I’ve been reliving my youth… adolescence oh hell, late middle age, re-watching all of Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls. I know I wasn’t the target audience for either show, but I truly love both of them!)

152 Hector1980  Dec 31, 2014 12:53:58pm

Typical. You’re just minding your own business and BAM! you’re speaking at a racist conference.

Being one of the few votes against the MLK Holiday? Also a coincidence. It can happen to everyone!

153 BeachDem  Dec 31, 2014 12:55:59pm

So, has upchuck already claimed that he can’t be anti-semitic because he knows Alan Dershowitz, or is that yet to come?

154 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 12:57:34pm

re: #152 Hector1980

Typical. You’re just minding your own business and BAM! you’re speaking at a racist conference.

Being one of the few votes against the MLK Holiday? Also a coincidence. It can happen to everyone!

#ScaliseExcuses “I thought that they were burning that cross because they got cold at their outdoor church service.”

155 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 12:59:34pm

re: #153 BeachDem

So, has upchuck already claimed that he can’t be anti-semitic because he knows Alan Dershowitz, or is that yet to come?

Pretty sure he implied it last night.

156 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 12:59:59pm
157 makeitstop  Dec 31, 2014 1:00:01pm

re: #153 BeachDem

So, has upchuck already claimed that he can’t be anti-semitic because he knows Alan Dershowitz, or is that yet to come?

I believe he did that a few days ago.

158 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:00:26pm

re: #146 Gus

Errands

Pick me up a Dewalt power drill at Lowe’s? I may need it…

159 bratwurst  Dec 31, 2014 1:00:43pm
160 dog philosopher  Dec 31, 2014 1:00:53pm

representing the worst in racism or anti-Semitism

what’s the best like?

161 makeitstop  Dec 31, 2014 1:01:26pm

re: #155 Kragar

Pretty sure he implied it last night.

Oh, yeah, after he spewed some shit about ‘Jewish Supremacy organizations.’

162 Hector1980  Dec 31, 2014 1:02:24pm

re: #154 Mattand

“This white robe? I just gained a few pounds this holiday season” #ScaliseExcuses

163 Timothy Watson  Dec 31, 2014 1:02:32pm

God, I hope they throw the book at McDonnell:
talkingpointsmemo.com

164 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:04:21pm

re: #161 makeitstop

Oh, yeah, after he spewed some shit about ‘Jewish Supremacy organizations.’

and he retweeted this a few hours ago:

165 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 1:05:23pm

re: #162 Hector1980

“This white robe? I just gained a few pounds this holiday season” #ScaliseExcuses

#ScaliseExcuses “*That’s* a swastika? I just thought some got drunk while making an X!”

166 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:05:57pm

re: #163 Timothy Watson

God, I hope they throw the book at McDonnell:
talkingpointsmemo.com

“McDonnell” will become the common name for corrupt governors in this century, no doubt, as in “The governor of SC has been charged with committing a McDonnell.”

167 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 1:07:06pm

So……will 2015 be the year the RWNJ’s finally come out as open anti-Semites?

168 Timothy Watson  Dec 31, 2014 1:08:31pm

Heh, I logged in to my employer’s payroll management system thing and saw this note posted in red:

DO NOT INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR W-2. THEY WILL BE POSTED BY JANUARY 31, 2015 OR EARLIER AS REQUIRED BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.

169 iossarian  Dec 31, 2014 1:08:56pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

A “Democrat Jew”? WTF?

170 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:09:19pm

re: #167 Dr Lizardo

So……will 2015 be the year the RWNJ’s finally come out as open anti-Semites?

They already have designs on Israel and what they believe is a quick way to get rid of the Jews who don’t convert.

171 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:09:31pm

re: #169 iossarian

apparently a “double whammy”…

172 dog philosopher  Dec 31, 2014 1:11:48pm

re: #169 iossarian

A “Democrat Jew”? WTF?

im sure somehow that locution COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE RACIST NOT NOT

173 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:12:38pm

re: #163 Timothy Watson

McDonnell’s lawyers, meanwhile, argued in briefs that the sentence sought by prosecutors is overly harsh for a defendant who devoted his life to “honorable public service” but made errors in judgment that destroyed his once-promising career and left his personal life in shambles.

“honorable service”, except for those parts where he got caught (don’t worry about the stuff he didn’t get caught on…)

174 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:14:33pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

“In assessing the defendant’s character, the Court can, and should, take into account his trial strategy of attempting to place blame on everyone but himself,” prosecutors wrote. “He admitted what he had to, denied what he could, and blamed everyone else whenever able.”

175 iossarian  Dec 31, 2014 1:15:05pm

Grrr at right wing idiots.

Anyhow, it’s off to New Year’s Fun Times for me. Have a great holiday everyone, as you are able to enjoy it!

176 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 1:15:46pm

Oh my…..a bad start to the New Year.

A stampede in Shanghai among New Years’ revellers has left 35 dead and a few dozen injured. No word yet as to the reason why it happened.

A human stampede is a damned scary thing. Crowds always make me a little jittery, but that’s just me.

cctv-america.com

177 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 1:17:05pm

Afternoon Lizardim from the bitterly cold and windy wild north country. On this, the cusp of a new year, I am looking forward to the ritual of “out with the old, in with the new” more than ever. How go things among the lizardfolk on this clear, cold winter afternoon?

178 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:18:04pm

Well, considering that the Dow never got over 8,000+ until the last week in July, 2009, after the bombs in 2008 and their aftermath, it’s more than doubled in the last 5-1/2 yrs. It’s not doomsday, CNN.

More: US stocks slip, but Dow posts yearly gain for 6th straight year - @WSJ (my emphasis)
read more on wsj.com

5m
Dow drops 160 points; for the year, Dow adds 7.5%, S&P 500 11.4%, Nasdaq 13.4% - @CNNMoney
end of alert

179 calochortus  Dec 31, 2014 1:21:17pm

Well, since Gus didn’t offer to run my errands for me, I’d better do it myself.

BBL

180 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:21:17pm
181 klystron  Dec 31, 2014 1:24:23pm

re: #180 Justanotherhuman

I have seen that section closed for weather before, although typically not snow.

Very gorgeous, utterly desolate area.

182 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:25:21pm

DINO Michael Boggs of GA…

Obama Drops Judicial Nominee Who Touted ‘Conservative Christian Values’

thinkprogress.org

183 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:25:22pm

re: #177 thedopefishlives

Afternoon Lizardim from the bitterly cold and windy wild north country. On this, the cusp of a new year, I am looking forward to the ritual of “out with the old, in with the new” more than ever. How go things among the lizardfolk on this clear, cold winter afternoon?

I’m looking forward to “out with the cold…”

184 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 1:26:47pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m looking forward to “out with the cold…”

Good luck with that. Yesterday on my way to work, the thermometer in my car bottomed out at a neat -12 degrees F (-24 degrees C). And we’re supposed to sustain similar temperatures after this weekend, which will see a brief warm spell capped off by the threat of snow.

185 Targetpractice  Dec 31, 2014 1:27:20pm

re: #178 Justanotherhuman

Well, considering that the Dow never got over 8,000+ until the last week in July, 2009, after the bombs in 2008 and their aftermath, it’s more than doubled in the last 5-1/2 yrs. It’s not doomsday, CNN.

More: US stocks slip, but Dow posts yearly gain for 6th straight year - @WSJ (my emphasis)
read more on wsj.com

5m
Dow drops 160 points; for the year, Dow adds 7.5%, S&P 500 11.4%, Nasdaq 13.4% - @CNNMoney
end of alert

Worst socialist President ever!

186 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 1:28:21pm

re: #179 calochortus

Well, since Gus didn’t offer to run my errands for me, I’d better do it myself.

BBL

And I don’t recall Gus saying he was going to start prepping stuff for my dinner either. What’s up with that?

RBS

187 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:29:06pm

re: #184 thedopefishlives

Good luck with that. Yesterday on my way to work, the thermometer in my car bottomed out at a neat -12 degrees F (-24 degrees C). And we’re supposed to sustain similar temperatures after this weekend, which will see a brief warm spell capped off by the threat of snow.

stop harshing on my positivity…

188 BeachDem  Dec 31, 2014 1:29:31pm

re: #163 Timothy Watson

God, I hope they throw the book at McDonnell:
talkingpointsmemo.com

Did you read those pathetic letters from his daughters? I mean, I didn’t get along with my mother all that well, but those two are pathetic. I believe it’s a “follow the money” ploy—Dad (and one of them capitalized Dad and Father throughout her letter) has it; Mom doesn’t.

189 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:30:46pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m looking forward to “out with the cold…”

We got some of that freezer weather even here, where is was about 28 last night, cold yesterday, but a bit better today, but we’re going to get 3 more rain days as it warms a bit, F,S,S,, but it will be (hopefully) mid-60s on Sun. I don’t mind sitting on the covered patio when it’s warm, even if it is raining…

190 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 1:33:36pm

re: #141 3eff Jeff

The thing that is pathetic to me is how they back away from their beliefs the moment there is a problem for someone. Why is Kenny Knight lying about Scalise’s appearance? What does that say about his beliefs about his beliefs? And the real problem is that he’s apparently not proud of those beliefs, and has not taken the time to analyze why or consider that if you have a belief that you are ashamed of, maybe you should change your mind.

This whole game where they act in ways that shows they understand this is wrong and unacceptable, and then don’t think about why bugs me. They do this all the time. Every issue of the SPLC Intelligence Report has at least one example of it (and usually multiple). The only real explanation I can come up with is that at the end of it, they don’t think they can convert enough people to their cause, so they have to trick us into going along with it. Which is super slimy.

Spot on.

Which is why I call them spoiled little 10 year old boys. They have to sneak off to be bad and then lie about it all and never own up to their behavior.

191 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 1:34:29pm
192 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 1:37:24pm

re: #191 Justanotherhuman

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“Temecula” is just a fun word to say…

RBS

193 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:38:04pm

re: #192 RealityBasedSteve

“Temecula” is just a fun word to say…

RBS

Especially when in connection with UpChuck…

:D

194 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 1:39:14pm

I watched “Dream House” last night on Netflix, and gah. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more incoherent, non-scary horror film. If I’d gone to a theater to see this ridiculous movie I would have walked out. It sucked mightily. Do not waste your time with it.

195 #FergusonFireside  Dec 31, 2014 1:39:47pm

re: #191 Justanotherhuman

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It is crazy!! And soooo cold.

196 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 1:43:22pm

re: #188 BeachDem

Did you read those pathetic letters from his daughters? I mean, I didn’t get along with my mother all that well, but those two are pathetic. I believe it’s a “follow the money” ploy—Dad (and one of them capitalized Dad and Father throughout her letter) has it; Mom doesn’t.

I hate to be the told you so but I always thought Bob McDonnell was pondscum. The minute I found out that he was Pat Robertson connected. The way he threw his wife under the bus to save his own skin was disgusting. I’ve seen first hand how condescending he is to women.

197 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 1:45:39pm

re: #194 Charles Johnson

I watched “Dream House” last night on Netflix, and gah. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more incoherent, non-scary horror film. If I’d gone to a theater to see this ridiculous movie I would have walked out. It sucked mightily. Do not waste your time with it.

I felt that way about Forrest Gump. God, I hate that movie…

198 WhatEVs  Dec 31, 2014 1:51:06pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

I hate to be the told you so but I always thought Bob McDonnell was pondscum. The minute I found out that he was Pat Robertson connected. The way he threw his wife under the bus to save his own skin was disgusting. I’ve seen first hand how condescending he is to women.

Governor Ultrasound condescending to women? I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.

199 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 1:52:48pm
200 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 1:53:51pm

re: #198 WhatEVs

Governor Ultrasound condescending to women? I’m shocked. Shocked, I say.

Ha this actually happened during that debate. But anyhow I was with college students mostly women protesting him and one of the women asked him why he was supporting the bill and he gave some smug bs answer that had nothing to do with the matter at hand. Really, that told me all I knew I needed to know about him. I am glad that his career is in shambles and that he’s going to jail for a while.

201 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:54:00pm

More weather news:

202 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 1:54:51pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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I’m furious. I think I’m going to go burn a gingerbread house down in anger that we’re losing the war on Christmas.

203 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 1:55:10pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

I hate to be the told you so but I always thought Bob McDonnell was pondscum. The minute I found out that he was Pat Robertson connected. The way he threw his wife under the bus to save his own skin was disgusting. I’ve seen first hand how condescending he is to women.

Another sterling example of a Republican taking personal responsibility for his actions.

204 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 1:56:04pm
205 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 1:57:08pm

re: #203 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Another sterling example of a Republican taking personal responsibility for his actions.

Yep. Really I’ve had two really embarassing moments politically as a Virginian. One was our then Senator calling an Indian-American resident of our state a macaca and then there was Bob doing the RR’s bidding on the vaginal ultrasounds. The only saving grace I believe was the slim Dem majority in the state senate or that Bob realized he would be toxic nationally if he signed it so Bob’s vanity ended up being a small saving grace.

206 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 1:58:01pm

Bing Crosby - Happy Holiday
Why is Bing Crosby declaring war on Christmas? //

207 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:58:14pm
208 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 31, 2014 1:59:10pm

Made a little video slideshow of this years still images. You might enjoy the change of pace. Paged.

209 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 1:59:16pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

210 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:01:02pm
211 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:01:29pm

You think NYC is crowded? Shanghai has more than 24M people. More on that stampede story here:

bigstory.ap.org

While I hate the politics of this county, the living isn’t crowded, at least for now.

212 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:02:26pm

Today’s right-wingers are some of the strangest ever in American history.

213 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 2:02:30pm

re: #210 Gus

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sigh…

214 unproven innocence  Dec 31, 2014 2:03:28pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

On another front, though, the FEMA reeducation camps are coming along nicely. — Charles Johnson

I’d prefer to wait for the free downloadable ap, but thanks for the heads up.

215 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:03:45pm

re: #210 Gus

Live by the gun, die by the gun, apparently.

216 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:04:39pm

re: #215 thedopefishlives

Live by the gun, die by the gun, apparently.

It’s a sad story really. I feel awful for the little boy. And what’s really sad is his father doesn’t appear to realize that there could be a lesson to be learned from this tragedy.

217 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:06:11pm

I said it yesterday but sometimes people just need to use common sense. You live in a town of 9000 people in Idaho where I imagine violent crime is scarce. And if you feel that violent crime is a problem to you and you need to carry, why on earth would you bring your two year old with you when you had the gun? Sorry to come across harsh but this could have been avoided in many ways and I blame some of it on the paranoia and fear that some gun owners seem to have of their fellow man.

218 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:06:49pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior

It’s a sad story really. I feel awful for the little boy. And what’s really sad is his father doesn’t appear to realize that there could be a lesson to be learned from this tragedy.

That last is my main point. It’s a tragedy that could have been avoided, but no one close to the situation seems to be taking it as such. They’re all, “Oh, accidents happen, we’re still gun-fuckers at heart.” Well, fine, if that’s what they want.

219 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:07:35pm

re: #210 Gus

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“We are gun people”?????

WTF does that mean, that they’re total idiots?

Well, they certainly underestimate the curiosity (and boredom while shopping) of a 2 yr old.

“Rutledge isn’t just sad — he’s angry. Not at his grandson. Nor at his dead daughter-in-law, “who didn’t have a malicious fiber in her body,” he said. He’s angry at the observers already using the accident as an excuse to grandstand on gun rights.

“They are painting Veronica as irresponsible, and that is not the case,” he said. “… I brought my son up around guns, and he has extensive experience shooting it. And Veronica had had hand gun classes; they’re both licensed to carry, and this wasn’t just some purse she had thrown her gun into.”

washingtonpost.com

220 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:07:50pm

re: #218 thedopefishlives

That last is my main point. It’s a tragedy that could have been avoided, but no one close to the situation seems to be taking it as such. They’re all, “Oh, accidents happen, we’re still gun-fuckers at heart.” Well, fine, if that’s what they want.

Yeah it’s maddening. o.

221 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 2:08:28pm

re: #210 Gus

“They are painting Veronica as irresponsible, and that is not the case,” he said. “… I brought my son up around guns, and he has extensive experience shooting it. And Veronica had had hand gun classes; they’re both licensed to carry, and this wasn’t just some purse she had thrown her gun into.

But it was a purse that she left unattended, apparently where a 2-year-old could get at it, unzip that special purse pocket and fire the weapon.

But, Second Amendment! Personal Responsibility!!11!!!

gah…this is precisely the problem.

You are a responsible gun owner by taking fecking responsibility for your weapon ALL THE TIME.

222 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:08:31pm

They’re nuts.

223 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:08:53pm

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

“We are gun people”?????

WTF does that mean, that they’re total idiots?

Well, they certainly underestimate the curiosity (and boredom while shopping) of a 2 yr old.

“Rutledge isn’t just sad — he’s angry. Not at his grandson. Nor at his dead daughter-in-law, “who didn’t have a malicious fiber in her body,” he said. He’s angry at the observers already using the accident as an excuse to grandstand on gun rights.

“They are painting Veronica as irresponsible, and that is not the case,” he said. “… I brought my son up around guns, and he has extensive experience shooting it. And Veronica had had hand gun classes; they’re both licensed to carry, and this wasn’t just some purse she had thrown her gun into.”

washingtonpost.com

The guy’s an asshole. I’m sorry but people like this piss me off because time and time again they show that they value guns over people.

224 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 2:09:58pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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225 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 2:10:38pm

And not only did she leave the weapon in the purse unattended, she left the 2-year-old unattended long enough to let this disaster happen.

aaarghhhh

226 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:11:08pm
227 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:11:40pm

re: #226 Gus

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Good fucking grief.

228 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:11:51pm

re: #223 HappyWarrior

The guy’s an asshole. I’m sorry but people like this piss me off because time and time again they show that they value guns over people.

I think you nailed it here. The gun-loving crowd literally is just that - they love their guns more than they love their fellow man. They can hump that cold steel all they want; I prefer the company of friends and family and to hump a soft warm human body instead.

229 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:12:01pm

What a weird country.

230 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:12:42pm

re: #226 Gus

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And just like that, my faith in humanity is torpedoed all to hell. What the fuck, man.

231 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:13:50pm

So, they don’t “have a lot of crime around here” and Veronica Rutledge wasn’t carrying a gun because she felt “unsafe” but because she was raised around guns?

“Sandow told The Post she often sees people with a gun cradled at their side. “In Idaho, we don’t have to worry about a lot of crime and things like that,” she said. “And to see someone with a gun isn’t bizarre. [Veronica] wasn’t carrying a gun because she felt unsafe. She was carrying a gun because she was raised around guns. This was just a horrible accident.”

I was raised around a few things that weren’t good for me (or anyone else), and made my own life, thank you very much, as did so many other people.

232 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:14:21pm
233 klystron  Dec 31, 2014 2:15:08pm

Reminder to Lizards who can and might want to, as the end of the year, last day for tax-deductible donations in 2014.

234 TedStriker  Dec 31, 2014 2:16:47pm

re: #223 HappyWarrior

The guy’s an asshole. I’m sorry but people like this piss me off because time and time again they show that they value guns over people.

Precisely.

It may have been an accident, but like most, it was a preventable one. Instead, the deceased’s father-in-law must see her as a necessary sacrifice to the Holy Altar of the Second Amendment.

*spits*

235 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 2:17:12pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

Once again, our liberal attempts to destroy Christmas were defeated by our age-old nemesis, Bill O’Reilly. We’re losing the war, people.

Charles, I suggest that we consider a stratigic retreat, and change our objectives to a more achievable target over the short run. I’m proposing that we start “The War On St. Crispins Day”. Once we achieve that beachhead we can move forward.

RBS

236 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 2:18:04pm
237 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:19:08pm

re: #234 TedStriker

Precisely.

It may have been an accident, but like most, it was a preventable one. Instead, the deceased’s father-in-law must see her as a necessary sacrifice to the Holy Altar of the Second Amendment.

*spits*

It’s sick. I mean damn I feel bad for the guy because he lost a loved one but his anger is so wrongly directed at people criticizing his daughter in law here. He should be taking a look at the culture that he’s part of that made a young woman in an area that has very little violent crime feel the need that she HAD to have a gun with her while she was with her two year old instead of bitching about people who don’t fetishize guns like he does.

238 goddamnedfrank  Dec 31, 2014 2:19:12pm

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

“Rutledge isn’t just sad — he’s angry. Not at his grandson. Nor at his dead daughter-in-law, “who didn’t have a malicious fiber in her body,” he said. He’s angry at the observers already using the accident as an excuse to grandstand on gun rights.

“They are painting Veronica as irresponsible, and that is not the case,” he said. “… I brought my son up around guns, and he has extensive experience shooting it. And Veronica had had hand gun classes; they’re both licensed to carry, and this wasn’t just some purse she had thrown her gun into.”

washingtonpost.com

She was carrying her gun with a round chambered. Unless you’re a cop that’s incredibly irresponsible. The people who do that imagine themselves getting into some kind of crazy shit at any moment. The kind of shit where the extra second it takes to rack the slide costs them their life. They live their lives according to an utterly insane, one in a billion fantasy scenario.

239 Belafon  Dec 31, 2014 2:19:19pm

re: #219 Justanotherhuman

“We are gun people”?????

WTF does that mean, that they’re total idiots?

At some level, in his mind, his daughter-in-law’s death is no different than a dog losing a puppy. The world is just cruel that way, and the only thing humans can do about it is be prepared to shoot back. All this high-falutin’ thinking and rationalizing is for is to prepare us for our position in nature.

ETA that this is the father-in-law’s thinking, not my own.

240 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 2:22:01pm

re: #223 HappyWarrior

The guy’s an asshole. I’m sorry but people like this piss me off because time and time again they show that they value guns over people.

I was just about to post the same thing.

241 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:23:09pm

re: #238 goddamnedfrank

She was carrying her gun with a round chambered. Unless you’re a cop that’s incredibly irresponsible. The people who do that imagine themselves getting into some kind of crazy shit at any moment. The kind of shit where the extra second it takes to rack the slide costs them their life. They live their lives according to an utterly insane, one in a billion fantasy scenario.

It’s movie-theater fantasies - everybody wants to be Bruce Willis, that small-town guy who pulls a gun, blows away the bad guys, and wins the attractive sidekick. Real life, unfortunately, isn’t anything like the movies.

242 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 2:23:49pm

re: #235 RealityBasedSteve

Charles, I suggest that we consider a stratigic retreat, and change our objectives to a more achievable target over the short run. I’m proposing that we start “The War On St. Crispins Day”. Once we achieve that beachhead we can move forward.

RBS

I’m taking out Arbor Day, and I don’t care who I take out with it.

Effin’ trees…

243 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:25:24pm

Yeah, but more people drown than are accidentally shot!

244 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:25:37pm

My grandchildren, for instance, were raised around alcohol, but neither drinks very much at all. Or do drugs. They actually learned better from that experience.

After reading some of the idiotic stuff of the last few days, I may have to consume an entire bottle of wine tonight, which will probably render me fairly blotto, since I drink so seldom (just occasions like tonight—few and far between). I don’t drink around the munchkin, but he and dad are off to see friends and won’t be back until tomorrow.

245 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:25:58pm

re: #243 Gus

Yeah, but more people drown than are accidentally shot!

Yep. And more people die from cancer than are murdered by guns so what’s the big deal, right?

246 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 2:26:32pm

re: #234 TedStriker

Precisely.

It may have been an accident, but like most, it was a preventable one. Instead, the deceased’s father-in-law must see her as a necessary sacrifice to the Holy Altar of the Second Amendment.

*spits*

Seriously. Not one fucking iota of “Maybe carrying around a loaded weapon near my toddler grandson was a tragedy waiting to happen and a really stupid idea.”

Nope. Gotta stick up for those poor defenseless guns. Grieving for his son’s wife isn’t an option right now.

247 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:27:35pm

re: #246 Mattand

Seriously. Not one fucking iota of “Maybe carrying around a loaded weapon near my toddler grandson was a tragedy waiting to happen and a really stupid idea.”

Nope. Gotta stick up for those poor defenseless guns. Grieving for his son’s wife isn’t an option right now.

They care more about guns than people, a fact that is sad and angering.

248 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:27:51pm

re: #245 Gus

Yep. And more people die from cancer than are murdered by guns so what’s the big deal, right?

I’ve got a better example. More people die from car accidents than just about anything else in this country combined, and we effectively regulate the hell out of owning and driving a car. Maybe we should do the same with guns.

[Spit.]

249 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 2:29:05pm

This ammo-sexual, guns-as-a-holy-relic mindset is such an uniquely American sickness.

250 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:29:25pm

I mean I’d almost understand if she was worried about crime but no it’s this stupid macho gun humping culture where the individual needs the gun to feel tough and secure. This should have been avoided. Now her son is motherless.

251 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:30:30pm

re: #249 Mattand

This ammo-sexual, guns-as-a-holy-relic mindset is such an uniquely American sickness.

It really is. It’s the whole equating owning a gun with the highest form of patriotism.

252 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:30:46pm

The gun in Rutledge’s purse was more accessible to that little 2 yr old than if it had been sitting out, open, on a closet shelf. He would have needed a ladder to reach it.

Who puts a purse carrying a loaded gun into the same space as a 2 yr old?

253 goddamnedfrank  Dec 31, 2014 2:32:58pm

In general I don’t even think cops should carry their guns with a round chambered. Nobody should. That’s what results in unnecessary shootings. Racking the slide announces one’s intent to take the status of shit from “theoretical” to “real.” It’s a valuable intermediate step in the escalation of force scenario, giving the other person a priceless opportunity to unfuck themselves.

When cops get shot, they’re going to get shot anyway, it’s usually an ambush. Having a round ready in the chamber doesn’t save them, and they usually can’t return fire anyway. If someone does grab their gun the lack of a chambered round give the cop an opportunity to grab their backup weapon.

It’ll never happen though, because we’ve allowed police in this country to be constantly afraid, and we’ve chosen to validate their fears rather than force them to confront reality.

254 BeachDem  Dec 31, 2014 2:33:07pm

re: #210 Gus

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I’d really like to know how the father-in-law KNOWS that the compartment with the gun was all zipped up tight.

255 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:33:16pm

It is always the same story. Oh they were ‘trained.’ Well fuck man, even professionals like soldiers and police make mistake with these things.

256 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:33:22pm

Woot!

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY, calls on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise to resign; ‘It is beyond offensive that a member of House leadership would knowingly court such a hate group’ - statment
end of alert

257 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:37:09pm
258 allegro  Dec 31, 2014 2:38:29pm

re: #252 Justanotherhuman

The gun in Rutledge’s purse was more accessible to that little 2 yr old than if it had been sitting out, open, on a closet shelf. He would have needed a ladder to reach it.

Who puts a purse carrying a loaded gun into the same space as a 2 yr old?

If she was shopping…. the two year old kids I see at the store are sitting in the cart, like right next to mommy’s purse.

259 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:40:27pm

Guess who the last person Breitbart insulted was? Lamar White, Jr, who exposed Scalise.

abcnews.go.com

“Andrew Breitbart — a man famed for his untamed insults and uncensored political attacks — could not have known that his last public act would be to call a 29-year-old law student from Dallas a “putz.”

“I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize. @CenLamar @dust92,” Breitbart tweeted via his iPad at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday.

“Less than an hour later, the brazen commentator and conservative activist collapsed outside his California home. The cause has not been announced, but he had a history of heart problems.” More

260 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 2:43:13pm

Toys are more regulated.

261 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 2:43:59pm

re: #260 Gus

Toys are more regulated.

Guess I’ll need to stop carrying the Nerf pistol my wife bought me for Christmas; I might shoot somebody in the eye. Need to get a real gun instead, ain’t nothin’ could go wrong with that.

262 goddamnedfrank  Dec 31, 2014 2:48:14pm

I don’t get why so many gun owners can’t just leave them shits at home.re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I was listening to KCLU yesterday and the traffic report guy said there was a cow on the “wrong side of the road.”

263 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 2:49:06pm

re: #255 HappyWarrior

It is always the same story. Oh they were ‘trained.’ Well fuck man, even professionals like soldiers and police make mistake with these things.

An exposition of the precautions we took with our weapons in a real, live war would be tl;dr. Suffice it to say that we were beyond scrupulous in handling, loading, unloading, clearing and storing the things. And, we always handled them as if they were loaded and cocked.

264 bratwurst  Dec 31, 2014 2:49:37pm

re: #260 Gus

Toys are more regulated.

Remember lawn darts? They got banned forever and only one kid actually died.

265 b_sharp  Dec 31, 2014 2:49:54pm

re: #262 goddamnedfrank

I don’t get why so many gun owners can’t just leave them shits at home.

I was listening to KCLU yesterday and the traffic report guy said there was a cow on the “wrong side of the road.”

WTF is a left hand cow doing in North America?

266 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 2:51:57pm

re: #265 b_sharp

WTF is a left hand cow doing in North America?

illegal alien cow…

267 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 2:53:29pm

Live coverage from CT1 here in the Czech Republic, as 2015 begins in less than ten minutes.

ceskatelevize.cz

Happy New Year, Lizards.

268 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 2:54:04pm

Mmm Left Hand milk stout.

269 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:55:29pm

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

Live coverage from CT1 here in the Czech Republic, as 2015 begins in less than ten minutes.

ceskatelevize.cz

Happy New Year, Lizards.

Yes, I just cracked the Riesling in anticipation of celebrating with Europe. : )

270 b_sharp  Dec 31, 2014 2:56:06pm

Funny how the new year flows seamlessly from the old year, almost as if there is no significant difference between the two.

271 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 2:58:19pm

re: #270 b_sharp

Funny how the new year flows seamlessly from the old year, almost as if there is no significant difference between the two.

We squandered all the magic decades ago…

272 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 2:59:35pm

Live video from Paris…

nbcnews.com

273 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:00:02pm

re: #270 b_sharp

Funny how the new year flows seamlessly from the old year, almost as if there is no significant difference between the two.

2015 is a random number in the physical universe. Happy Numerology Eve! LLAP.

274 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:00:42pm

re: #113 Dark_Falcon

Ralph Peters is actually better than that, but you have to know where to find his good stuff, because its seldom ever on Fox News. FNC is how he pays his bills.

I’d have to argue that since he sold his soul to the far right, he has to be presumed to be in agreement with them. The last thing of any interest he did was “Red Army”. Since then all he’s done is suck up to the far right & the neo-conservatives while spewing all the usual Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan talking points for profit not principle.

Frankly, put a uniform back on him, give him an M-4 & a combat load and parachute him into ISIS held territory. He can lecture me about it when he gets back.

275 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 3:00:58pm

Happy New Year :)

276 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 3:01:14pm

And I think this should be the fireworks.

ceskatelevize.cz

277 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 3:01:34pm

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

Live coverage from CT1 here in the Czech Republic, as 2015 begins in less than ten minutes.

ceskatelevize.cz

Happy New Year, Lizards.

Happy New Year. Thank you for sharing your observations from the Czech Republic throughout the year.

278 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:02:32pm

re: #197 Mattand

I felt that way about Forrest Gump. God, I hate that movie…

Preach Brother! Amen!!

279 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:03:21pm

Bonne Annee, everyone!

280 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:04:49pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

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Should have known a thurible wouldn’t be a good weapon to use against Christmas…

281 dog philosopher  Dec 31, 2014 3:05:34pm

re: #270 b_sharp

Funny how the new year flows seamlessly from the old year, almost as if there is no significant difference between the two.

now you have offended the gods and will be stuck in the past until you sacrifice a spotless virgin goat

282 #FergusonFireside  Dec 31, 2014 3:06:13pm

Lucky no one got impaled!!

283 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:07:19pm

Good news. F-35 is gunless until 2019.

284 Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 31, 2014 3:07:37pm
285 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:07:54pm

re: #282 #FergusonFireside

Lucky no one got impaled!!

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Maybe a few cars?

286 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:08:55pm

re: #283 Gus

Good news. F-35 is gunless until 2019.

287 #FergusonFireside  Dec 31, 2014 3:08:56pm

re: #285 Justanotherhuman

Maybe a few cars?

That was wild!!

288 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:09:10pm

re: #283 Gus

Good news. F-35 is gunless until 2019.

And it only hold 180 rounds. Seriously. This is the Joint Strike Fighter! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

289 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:10:35pm

Feliz año nuevo, everyone!

290 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 3:12:43pm

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Did Someone say FOXES????
291 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:12:54pm

re: #288 Gus

And it only hold 180 rounds. Seriously. This is the Joint Strike Fighter! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee.

Gah. Where is this tidbit from?

292 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 3:13:32pm

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

Live coverage from CT1 here in the Czech Republic, as 2015 begins in less than ten minutes.

ceskatelevize.cz

Happy New Year, Lizards.

re: #275 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Happy New Year :)

And the Eastern Lizards get a new year going first. Cool. Happy Happy.

293 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 3:16:23pm

re: #283 Gus

In 2008, two analysts at the RAND Corporation, a California think-tank that works closely with the military, programmed a computer simulation to test out the F-35′s fighting ability in a hypothetical air war with China. The results were startling.

“The F-35 is double-inferior,” John Stillion and Harold Scott Perdue concluded in their written summary of the war game, later leaked to the press. The new plane “can’t turn, can’t climb, can’t run,” they warned.

LINK

294 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:16:36pm

I wrote checks out today dated for Jan 1, and got the year right, for a change. : )

Let’s see if that holds up.

295 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 3:18:30pm

re: #294 Justanotherhuman

I wrote checks out today dated for Jan 1, and got the year right, for a change. : )

Let’s see if that holds up.

I went ahead and put 2015 on number of checks already, so I don’t mess it up.

RBS

296 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:18:42pm

Windows 10 Beta ISO downloaded (5 hrs) and transferred to DVD? Check.
Recovery disk burned? Check
Drive C Win 7 install backed up (twice)? Check
Installation ready to commence? Check

Well here goes nothing.

297 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 31, 2014 3:19:46pm

re: #283 Gus

Geez you’d think they could get a carry permit before then…

298 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:20:01pm

re: #296 Bubblehead II

Windows 10 Beta ISO downloaded (5 hrs) and transferred to DVD? Check.
Recovery disk burned? Check
Drive C Win 7 install backed up (twice)? Check
Installation ready to commence? Check

Well here goes nothing.

Got the Ubuntu disk for when Windows finally gets done screwing up your system? ////

299 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 3:20:15pm

And at the stroke of midnight here, Lithuania has officially joined the Eurozone, the last of the three Baltic republics to do so.

reuters.com

Czech Republic is still a couple of years - maybe more - away from that step.

300 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:21:38pm

re: #293 Higgs Boson’s Mate

LINK

Yep. F-35 is zero as far as air-air superiority is concerned. Unless you’re sold on the long distance radar and missiles. Fire and shoot from far away. No ACMs though. Good luck turning and burning with a Mig-29 or SU-35.

301 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 3:21:38pm

Heh. I just remembered. 15 years since the Y2K computer scare.

I lost a SCSI card in one unit that had a Y2K chip, took it out, and the computer that was having trouble was fixed. That was it. All the computers where I worked, especially those driving the vinyl graphics department, were all good.

It was all somewhat like on of those ‘end of the world’ predictions. Hell, even the satellites refused to plunge to earth.

302 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:22:28pm

re: #298 William Barnett-Lewis

Got the Ubuntu disk for when Windows finally gets done screwing up your system? ////

Nope. That’s why I took the precaution of making a bootable recovery disk and multiple back up. If this install goes down in flames I can recover.

303 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 3:23:14pm

re: #296 Bubblehead II

Windows 10 Beta ISO downloaded (5 hrs) and transferred to DVD? Check.
Recovery disk burned? Check
Drive C Win 7 install backed up (twice)? Check
Installation ready to commence? Check

Well here goes nothing.

Did you leave a note, just in case?

/

304 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:23:40pm

re: #299 Dr Lizardo

And at the stroke of midnight here, Lithuania has officially joined the Eurozone, the last of the three Baltic republics to do so.

reuters.com

Czech Republic is still a couple of years - maybe more - away from that step.

Good story on this.

As Lithuania Joins Eurozone, Relief and Hesitation

nytimes.com

305 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 3:23:53pm

re: #278 William Barnett-Lewis

Preach Brother! Amen!!

Technically, it’s a well-put together movie. The script, IMO, was a ham-fisted, cloying exercise in playing to the emotions in the most painfully obvious ways possible.

Part of my dislike for the movie is that it was targeted at baby boomers, and I was 28 when I saw it. I wasn’t the core demographic. The other part of it was the movie took itself too seriously, and chose the cheesiest path possible to get there.

So… how about that local sports ball team, scoring all the numbers?

306 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 3:26:16pm

re: #296 Bubblehead II

Windows 10 Beta ISO downloaded (5 hrs) and transferred to DVD? Check.
Recovery disk burned? Check
Drive C Win 7 install backed up (twice)? Check
Installation ready to commence? Check

Well here goes nothing.

We’ll tie a rope around you, and if necessary can pull you back to safety, or at least recover what’s left….

RBS

307 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:29:21pm

Well if I am reading the dialog box right, it’s going to let me keep my installed programs/apps. We’ll see if this is in fact true.

308 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:30:01pm

Now starting the install.

309 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 3:30:54pm

re: #308 Bubblehead II

Now starting the install.

NOOOOOO, don’t do it! Don’t sell your soul!

310 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Dec 31, 2014 3:32:34pm

re: #158 Justanotherhuman

Pick me up a Dewalt power drill at Lowe’s? I may need it…

A tip about Lowes: If you are a veteran and have ID, you can get a 10 percent discount on everything. I wish I had known that 30 years ago.

311 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:33:01pm

ACM = Aerial Combat Maneuvers

DF should be in any minute now to defend the F-35. :D :D :D

312 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:33:44pm

re: #309 thedopefishlives

NOOOOOO, don’t do it! Don’t sell your soul!

Too late. Besides, I sold my soul to Microsoft years ago.

313 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 3:34:09pm

re: #311 Gus

ACM = Aerial Combat Maneuvers

DF should be in any minute now to defend the F-35. :D :D :D

Got a New York Times article that berates it?

///

314 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:34:23pm

re: #158 Justanotherhuman

Pick me up a Dewalt power drill at Lowe’s? I may need it…

I was actually inside ACE hardware for some CFLs,

315 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 3:35:00pm

re: #314 Gus

I was actually inside ACE hardware for some CFLs,

CFL’s, really? For shame, Gus. LED’s are where it’s at.

316 lawhawk  Dec 31, 2014 3:35:40pm

re: #168 Timothy Watson

Heh, I logged in to my employer’s payroll management system thing and saw this note posted in red:

Quite possibly because there’s issues with trying to implement the commuter payroll deduction changes to reflect the higher payroll deductions allowed for mass transit - from $130 to $250. A lot of companies are in the process of addressing those changes.

317 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:36:32pm
318 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 3:36:53pm

Should have said Freedom Fries.

319 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 31, 2014 3:37:15pm

re: #312 Bubblehead II

Too late. Besides, I sold my soul to Microsoft years ago.

Heh. I think Adobe got mine.

320 lawhawk  Dec 31, 2014 3:38:04pm

Oh, and entering this new year, I’ll be nursing the not-flu flu (the one you get when you get the vaccine but not 100% coverage). Woo.

But what gets me sick to my stomach is reading about Chuckles taking the term “blood libel” completely out of context and applying it devoid of all of its original meaning.

He’s just slapping words together, figuring that they’ll make sense. Which is odd for someone with a 150+IQ.

321 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 3:38:11pm

re: #319 Rightwingconspirator

Heh. I think Adobe got mine.

After all these years of stating that I would never purchase anything beginning with the letter “i”, tomorrow, I am going to commit my first iSin and purchase my first iPhone. I have, at long last, FedEx’d my soul to Cupertino.

322 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:39:00pm

re: #310 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

A tip about Lowes: If you are a veteran and have ID, you can get a 10 percent discount on everything. I wish I had known that 30 years ago.

I worked at Lowe’s for 2 yrs—it was one of my “retirement” jobs. : )

323 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 3:39:18pm

re: #321 thedopefishlives

After all these years of stating that I would never purchase anything beginning with the letter “i”, tomorrow, I am going to commit my first iSin and purchase my first iPhone. I have, at long last, FedEx’d my iSoul to Cupertino.

Fixed that for you.

324 klystron  Dec 31, 2014 3:39:34pm

re: #321 thedopefishlives

After all these years of stating that I would never purchase anything beginning with the letter “i”, tomorrow, I am going to commit my first iSin and purchase my first iPhone. I have, at long last, FedEx’d my soul to Cupertino.

You really are going whole-hog in the selling your soul arena, aren’t you.

;)

325 thedopefishlives  Dec 31, 2014 3:40:25pm

re: #324 klystron

You really are going whole-hog in the selling your soul arena, aren’t you.

;)

Yeeeah, you probably know me well enough to know that I really don’t do anything by halves.

326 goddamnedfrank  Dec 31, 2014 3:40:50pm

re: #305 Mattand

Technically, it’s a well-put together movie. The script, IMO, was a ham-fisted, cloying exercise in playing to the emotions in the most painfully obvious ways possible.

Part of my dislike for the movie is that it was targeted at baby boomers, and I was 28 when I saw it. I wasn’t the core demographic. The other part of it was the movie took itself too seriously, and chose the cheesiest path possible to get there.

So… how about that local sports ball team, scoring all the numbers?

I hated the movie because it shit all over the novel. The opening line of the book was

“LET ME SAY THIS: BEIN A IDIOT IS NO BOX OF CHOCOLATES. People laugh, lose patience, treat you shabby. Now they says folks sposed to be kind to the afflicted, but let me tell you— it ain’t always that way.”

They took everything that was actually good about that book and turned it into pure shit. Jenny doesn’t die, Forrest learns how to farm shrimp by watching the Vietnamese. he doesn’t luck into it. There is no goddamned running episode, there is no fucking Lt. Dan, he does become an astronaut which the movie inexplicably left out.

I hated that movie so fucking much.

327 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:40:51pm

re: #315 thedopefishlives

CFL’s, really? For shame, Gus. LED’s are where it’s at.

I have a case and a half of CFLs left. Will. Not. Waste. Them. : )

328 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 3:41:58pm

re: #312 Bubblehead II

Too late. Besides, I sold my soul to Microsoft years ago.

I licensed them the rights to use my soul, but is can only be installed into a total of 3 lifeless beings, and is subject to updates at any time.

RBS

329 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 3:44:20pm

re: #321 thedopefishlives

After all these years of stating that I would never purchase anything beginning with the letter “i”, tomorrow, I am going to commit my first iSin and purchase my first iPhone. I have, at long last, FedEx’d my soul to Cupertino.

I will probably die without a “smart” phone of any kind. I touch them and screw it up. So, no. Fifty years of pounding a keyboard, dialing and punching touch tone phone buttons has left me with clumsy fingertips. : )

330 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:45:43pm

And Failure. At least it didn’t crash the system. Trying again, this time without trying to save installed programs/apps.

331 William Barnett-Lewis  Dec 31, 2014 3:47:46pm

re: #319 Rightwingconspirator

Heh. I think Adobe got mine.

Symbolics got mine but they went under before I got anything back … :(

I’d still give anything I own for an maxed out XL1200 running Genera 8.3…

332 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:49:33pm

17% nothing about formatting the HD.

333 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 3:52:14pm

re: #267 Dr Lizardo

Live coverage from CT1 here in the Czech Republic, as 2015 begins in less than ten minutes.

ceskatelevize.cz

Happy New Year, Lizards.

Back atcha! How do you say Happy New Year in Czech?

334 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 3:52:32pm

And another failure. Will now try nuking drive C and doing a “clean” install.

335 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 3:53:17pm

re: #321 thedopefishlives

After all these years of stating that I would never purchase anything beginning with the letter “i”, tomorrow, I am going to commit my first iSin and purchase my first iPhone. I have, at long last, FedEx’d my soul to Cupertino.

I got a good deal on an HTC One S, with audio provided by Beats. I had an HTC before, and it was a damned good phone. Until it got stolen*, so needless to say, Imma watchin’ this one like a hawk.

*= unfortunately, a commonplace occurrence here in the Czech Republic.

By “good deal”, I mean less than $80, with the original packaging and accessories, and a one-year warranty.

336 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 3:53:48pm

re: #333 Mattand

Back atcha! How do you say Happy New Year in Czech?

Št’astný Nový Rok

337 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 3:54:53pm

re: #305 Mattand

If the movie was aimed at baby boomers it missed this one by a mile. Watching it was an assignment in a long ago script writing class and I asked the instructor if the point of the assignment was to see how not to write a script.

338 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 3:55:19pm

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

Šᙚstný Nový Rok

Счастливого Нового Года!

(Schastlivogo Novogo Goda!)

PS: my wish: Russia without Putin. :)

339 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Dec 31, 2014 3:55:21pm

Happy New Year, Lizards!

Looking forward to turning the calendar to 2015 tonight. 2014 can show itself out, be careful the doorknob doesn’t hit it.

340 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 3:57:30pm

re: #335 Dr Lizardo

I got a good deal on an HTC One S, with audio provided by Beats. I had an HTC before, and it was a damned good phone. Until it got stolen*, so needless to say, Imma watchin’ this one like a hawk.

*= unfortunately, a commonplace occurrence here in the Czech Republic.

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By “good deal”, I mean less than $80, with the original packaging and accessories, and a one-year warranty.

My now 1 year old HTC Windows 8 phone looks a lot like that. It’s been great. But, I don’t use it for much more than a phone. A little internet and some navigation, and that’s about it. But no complaints.

341 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 31, 2014 3:58:27pm

Good evening Lizards!

Pie has been baked. Pumpkin comes out of the oven in about half an hour. Wine chilling in the fridge (a sparkling Riesling for midnight). Time to go prep a little salad and finish other dinner preparations and kitchen clean-up*.

* - The cats “helped” with pie crust prep by tracking flour on the table in the few seconds while I was transferring pie pans to the counter for filling. This was after one cat decided to reach up and pull on the edge of a plastic bag sitting on the counter and got avalanched on by a half dozen apples.

342 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 4:00:48pm

re: #340 ObserverArt

My now 1 year old HTC Windows 8 phone looks a lot like that. It’s been great. But, I don’t use it for much more than a phone. A little internet and some navigation, and that’s about it. But no complaints.

HTC makes good phones; no complaints on my end, either.

343 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 4:01:07pm

Big Ben is chiming in the New Year.

nbcnews.com

344 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 4:01:29pm

re: #329 Justanotherhuman

I will probably die without a “smart” phone of any kind. I touch them and screw it up. So, no. Fifty years of pounding a keyboard, dialing and punching touch tone phone buttons has left me with clumsy fingertips. : )

I’ve got thirty years of analog keyboarding, and I adapted fine. I think you’ll do better than you think. Given the advances in smartphone dictation, you might be typing a lot less than you think. Easily 50 to 60% of my texts are dictated into the phone.

345 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:02:20pm

Nothing to see here! I mean, JSF was basically hatched in 1992. The JSF competition began in 1996. Here we are in 2014 and the F-35 is still in test mode. Lots of glitches ahead too. By the time it gets an internal gun it will have been 27 years since the USAF and USCM brainstormed this ridiculous concept as the Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter. Affordable. Hilarious.

346 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 4:02:55pm

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

Šᙚstný Nový Rok

Would Slovak be very close to that?

My father spoke Slovak because he was first generation American and my grandfather was way more fluent in Slovak than English.

I can still remember my father speaking fairly well with the Russia woman right across the street from where I grew up. If I remember, my father said many of the region’s languages are similar enough to be able to basically communicate.

347 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 4:03:34pm

Back in The D. It is 20 fucking Degrees here. 60° drop from what we enjoyed yesterday in Miami.
Here is the Official Bird Tchotchka Vacation Souvenir:

348 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 4:03:55pm

re: #326 goddamnedfrank

I hated the movie because it shit all over the novel. The opening line of the book was

They took everything that was actually good about that book and turned it into pure shit. Jenny doesn’t die, Forrest learns how to farm shrimp by watching the Vietnamese. he doesn’t luck into it. There is no goddamned running episode, there is no fucking Lt. Dan, he does become an astronaut which the movie inexplicably left out.

I hated that movie so fucking much.

OMG, I didn’t think it was possible to hate that movie any more than I already did.

349 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 4:04:53pm

re: #344 Mattand

I’ve got thirty years of analog keyboarding, and I adapted fine. I think you’ll do better than you think. Given the advances in smartphone dictation, you might be typing a lot less than you think. Easily 50 to 60% of my texts are dictated into the phone.

I don’t “type” much anymore. Well, at least it’s almost impossible on this Razer keyboard of my grandson’s.

Gonna get a laptop soon. I’m really not much of a phone person that I want to carry one with me all the time, so a house phone is fine. : )

350 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 4:04:59pm

re: #346 ObserverArt

Would Slovak be very close to that?

My father spoke Slovak because he was first generation American and my grandfather was way more fluent in Slovak than English.

I can still remember my father speaking fairly well with the Russia woman right across the street from where I grew up. If I remember, my father said many of the region’s languages are similar enough to be able to basically communicate.

I certainly can’t understand Czech or Slovak (or spoken Polish). They’re related, but still very different.

351 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 31, 2014 4:05:13pm

re: #210 Gus

Now they are -1 child gun people. Idiots.

352 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:05:16pm

re: #347 The Vicious Babushka

Back in The D. It is 20 fucking Degrees here. 60° drop from what we enjoyes yesterday in Miami.
Here is the Official Bird Tchotchka Vacation Souvenir:

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20 at this hour? Sounds nice and comfy. //

353 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 4:05:47pm

re: #348 Mattand

OMG, I didn’t think it was possible to hate that movie any more than I already did.

Don’t forget the trip to South America and the gorilla named Sue. : )

354 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 4:06:01pm

When we got home I opened a bottle of wine and enjoyed a glass, then Zedushka said “I think I have to go to the ER” and showed me his blood-soaked sock.

Apparently a cut on his toe opened during our trip at some point.

He is driving himself to the ER this evening. I hope he enjoys the wait with the alcohol poisonings & gunshots.

355 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 4:06:17pm

re: #346 ObserverArt

Would Slovak be very close to that?

My father spoke Slovak because he was first generation American and my grandfather was way more fluent in Slovak than English.

I can still remember my father speaking fairly well with the Russia woman right across the street from where I grew up. If I remember, my father said many of the region’s languages are similar enough to be able to basically communicate.

It would be identical in Slovak.

356 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 4:06:36pm

I saw FG last year for the first time and liked it, despite recognizing its basically conservative agenda.

357 De Kolta Chair  Dec 31, 2014 4:06:39pm

As promised a week or so ago, here’s our house guest Higby, who’ll be heading back to Brooklyn either tonight or tomorrow, depending on the volume of imbibing. She not only slept in our sock drawer but was nice enough to arrange them properly. She will be missed and will be back.

358 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 4:07:50pm

re: #348 Mattand

OMG, I didn’t think it was possible to hate that movie any more than I already did.

Not just that, but Winston Groom said he envisioned Forrest being played by John Goodman.

359 lawhawk  Dec 31, 2014 4:09:46pm

re: #345 Gus

It’ll be a hanger queen while older, cheaper, fighters like the F-16 and F-18 remain in the force.

360 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 4:12:01pm

Pretty spectacular fireworks along the Thames, BTW.

361 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:14:07pm

re: #354 The Vicious Babushka

When we got home I opened a bottle of wine and enjoyed a glass, then Zedushka said “I think I have to go to the ER” and showed me his blood-soaked sock.

Apparently a cut on his toe opened during our trip at some point.

He is driving himself to the ER this evening. I hope he enjoys the wait with the alcohol poisonings & gunshots.

Oh no!!! Poor fella!

362 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 4:14:18pm

re: #341 Feline Fearless Leader

Good evening Lizards!

Pie has been baked.

YAAYY!!!!

363 De Kolta Chair  Dec 31, 2014 4:14:33pm

re: #360 Justanotherhuman

Pretty spectacular fireworks along the Thames, BTW.

Just made a video call to friends in Northern Ireland. Can you believe they greet the New Year hours before us? American exceptionalism my arse!

364 ObserverArt  Dec 31, 2014 4:15:04pm

re: #350 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I certainly can’t understand Czech or Slovak (or spoken Polish). They’re related, but still very different.

I’m wondering if the woman across the street may have been Russian but maybe could speak another language from say the Slovakia region and that is why father could speak with her.

365 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 4:16:34pm

re: #361 b.d.

Oh no!!! Poor fella!

Diabetics gotta watch their feets.

366 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Dec 31, 2014 4:16:48pm

re: #364 ObserverArt

I’m wondering if the woman across the street may have been Russian but maybe could speak another language from say the Slovakia region and that is why father could speak with her.

Maybe Ukrainian? The three languages’ vocabularies are closer to Ukrainian than to Russian.

367 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 4:22:12pm

re: #335 Dr Lizardo

I got a good deal on an HTC One S, with audio provided by Beats. I had an HTC before, and it was a damned good phone. Until it got stolen*, so needless to say, Imma watchin’ this one like a hawk.

*= unfortunately, a commonplace occurrence here in the Czech Republic.

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By “good deal”, I mean less than $80, with the original packaging and accessories, and a one-year warranty.

Fell off the back of a truck?

RBS

368 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 4:25:12pm

re: #367 RealityBasedSteve

Fell off the back of a truck?

RBS

LOL.

No, there’s a store in town that sells overstock, close-outs, and factory reconditioned merchandise. It’s the best place to go for a good deal on mobile phones here.

The one I bought was overstock, with money taken off because of a small scratch on the anodized aluminium case. The display is fine, no scratches, the camera and video recorder work great, no other probs, and like I said, a one year warranty.

369 3eff Jeff  Dec 31, 2014 4:28:08pm

re: #344 Mattand

I’ve got thirty years of analog keyboarding, and I adapted fine. I think you’ll do better than you think. Given the advances in smartphone dictation, you might be typing a lot less than you think. Easily 50 to 60% of my texts are dictated into the phone.

I’m seriously impressed with Google’s voice recognition. I got to play with early voice recognition software about 20 years ago. It was terrible. Google’s is almost as accurate as me typing on a full sized keyboard. About the only time I’ve had any trouble with it is in noisy environments.

370 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 4:28:14pm

re: #368 Dr Lizardo

LOL.

No, there’s a store in town that sells overstock, close-outs, and factory reconditioned merchandise. It’s the best place to go for a good deal on mobile phones here.

The one I bought was overstock, with money taken off because of a small scratch on the anodized aluminium case. The display is fine, no scratches, the camera and video recorder work great, no other probs, and like I said, a one year warranty.

You can’t beat that with a stick, as my Grandfather would say. I’ve gotten some great deals on stuff like that over the years, once got a great deal on a fridge from the Sears Outlet store, it had a small dent on the back side of the right hand panel. Since that is the side against the wall in my house, somebody would have to have pulled it out to see it. (and if they do things like that, they don’t get to come back).

RBS

371 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 4:30:12pm

A friend of mine just posted this up on FB…

It is estimated that tonight’s Bash on Broadway to ring in the new year will see 100,000 people descend on the approximately one square mile that makes up the downtown Nashville tourist district.

Yea… I’m going to stay in, I’ve got bread baking, so I’m happy.

RBS

372 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:33:27pm

OK, Hasbro, we need to talk.

373 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 4:34:04pm

Now trying the install with a blank formatted Drive C: for a clean install.

374 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 31, 2014 4:34:28pm

Happy New Year everybody. Remember. A cab is cheaper than a DUI. Please be safe. See you next year! :)

375 calochortus  Dec 31, 2014 4:36:46pm

re: #374 GlutenFreeJesus

Happy New Year everybody. Remember. A cab is cheaper than a DUI. Please be safe. See you next year! :)

Sigh. I originally read that as “a crab is cheaper than a DUI.” Probably true, but still…

376 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 4:37:21pm

re: #370 RealityBasedSteve

You can’t beat that with a stick, as my Grandfather would say. I’ve gotten some great deals on stuff like that over the years, once got a great deal on a fridge from the Sears Outlet store, it had a small dent on the back side of the right hand panel. Since that is the side against the wall in my house, somebody would have to have pulled it out to see it. (and if they do things like that, they don’t get to come back).

RBS

I love outlet stores; there’s not too many of them here, but if you shop around and keep your eyes peeled, you can get really great deals.

I’ve noticed younger Czechs are thoroughly comfortable with online shopping - like myself, they use Amazon Germany to get things that are not available here, or are far more expensive in the Czech Republic (particularly consumer electronics).

I never discount sheer luck, either. I got my washing machine when the downstairs neighbor passed away, and the crew cleaning out the apartment for renovation just didn’t feel like hauling it away. I’d just come out of the elevator, and the crew foreman asked, “Do you need a washing machine?” Turned out, yes indeed, I did. I asked him, “How much?” and he said, “Nothing…..it’s free.” We hauled it up the one flight of stairs to my apartment and that was that.

377 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:37:45pm

re: #372 Gus

OK, Hasbro, we need to talk.

What did Hasbro do? Give you two lips and no feet in your Mr. Potato Head?

//

378 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:38:55pm

re: #377 b.d.

What did Hasbro do? Give you two lips and no feet in your Mr. Potato Head?

//

379 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:39:20pm

re: #374 GlutenFreeJesus

Happy New Year everybody. Remember. A cab is cheaper than a DUI. Please be safe. See you next year! :)

And Uber will fuck you tonight, please don’t use the dudebro libertarian hitchhiker app. Cabs are well regulated and regulations are good.

380 TedStriker  Dec 31, 2014 4:39:36pm

re: #374 GlutenFreeJesus

Happy New Year everybody. Remember. A cab is cheaper than a DUI. Please be safe. See you next year! :)

Not to mention cheaper than a funeral.

381 Skip Intro  Dec 31, 2014 4:40:29pm

re: #373 Bubblehead II

The part I like in where the install gets to 90% and then just stalls. Upgrading a Windows installation is always a trip into the unknown.

382 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 4:40:50pm

re: #377 b.d.

What did Hasbro do? Give you two lips and no feet in your Mr. Potato Head?

//

This I think

383 TedStriker  Dec 31, 2014 4:41:52pm

re: #379 b.d.

And Uber will fuck you tonight, please don’t use the dudebro libertarian hitchhiker app. Cabs are well regulated and regulations are good.

Oh, yeah, you know that Uber’s gonna “surge price” the shit out of people tonight.

You know, there’s a term for that that’s worked well for centuries to describe this very situation: “highway robbery”.

384 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:42:18pm

re: #378 Gus

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Oh my!

I heard about that on the radio and I think that The Vicious Babushka(?) got one of them for one of the grandkids.

I wish I worked in toy development where I could either be so totally out of it or filled with childlike innocence that stuff like that wouldn’t occur to me.

385 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 4:44:44pm

re: #381 Skip Intro

The part I like in where the install gets to 90% and then just stalls. Upgrading a Windows installation is always a trip into the unknown.

Well I am now at 25%. Previous attempts crashed at 17%. But this IS a beta version I’m trying to load. Looks like they have a problem keeping installed programs/apps intact. This will be reported.

386 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 4:45:17pm

re: #378 Gus

They could make it look like a gun and get fewer complaints.

387 Dr Lizardo  Dec 31, 2014 4:45:37pm

And so, Happy New Year, wherever you are, Lizards, and goodnight from the Czech Republic.

388 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:45:46pm

re: #386 jaunte

They could make it look like a gun and get fewer complaints.

389 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 4:45:59pm

Happy Wodensday Evening!

390 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:46:15pm

Damn you grammar-typo. Where’s!

391 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:46:19pm

re: #378 Gus

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Can’t swing a dead cat in this town without seeing another statue of Reagan.

//

392 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:46:59pm

re: #388 Gus

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Ha!

393 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:47:03pm

re: #391 b.d.

Can’t swing a dead cat in this town without seeing another statue of Reagan.

//

Kind of looks like a salt shaker. Hmm.

394 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:48:49pm

re: #393 Gus

Kind of looks like a salt shaker. Hmm.

Morton Salt, ribbed for your pleasure and now with iodine!

395 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:49:34pm

re: #394 b.d.

Morton Salt, ribbed for your pleasure and now with iodine!

Yeah, the ribbing is a dead giveaway to the male anatomy signifying veins.

//

396 TedStriker  Dec 31, 2014 4:50:13pm

re: #371 RealityBasedSteve

A friend of mine just posted this up on FB…

Yea… I’m going to stay in, I’ve got bread baking, so I’m happy.

RBS

I get off work at 2200…I live in Inglewood and coming past the stadium and downtown on I-65N/I-24W from 100 Oaks is normally faster for me to get home, but fuck that tonight, I’m taking Briley Parkway around.

397 Decatur Deb  Dec 31, 2014 4:53:38pm

Good New Year”s, all.

G-kid is 75% back from tonsillectomy, but we’re still on sitter TDY until he’s cleared for daycare next week. Hardly left the house here near Birmingham, but did stop at Billy Bob’s (real name} firework stand, conveniently located at the end of the pump row of the Raceway gas station.

398 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:53:38pm

I remember when people used to complain about DDT, lead paint and mercury, now they just complain about play doh dildos, BENGHAZI! and too many people having health insurance.

Now that is progress I can believe in.

399 Varek Raith  Dec 31, 2014 4:54:51pm

What’s with people and seeing penises everywhere???
/

400 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 4:56:11pm

re: #395 Gus

Yeah, the ribbing is a dead giveaway to the male anatomy signifying veins.

//

btw, I hope you’re not tired of hearing it but it sure is good to see you here.

401 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:56:27pm

re: #399 Varek Raith

What’s with people and seeing penises everywhere???
/

I guess philosophically one might ask, what’s wrong with a penis shaped Hasbro Play-Doh extruder?

402 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 31, 2014 4:56:36pm

re: #399 Varek Raith

What’s with people and seeing penises everywhere???
/

No idea what you’re talking about there
403 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 4:56:45pm

re: #400 b.d.

btw, I hope you’re not tired of hearing it but it sure is good to see you here.

Thank you. :D

404 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 4:58:26pm

re: #376 Dr Lizardo

I love outlet stores; there’s not too many of them here, but if you shop around and keep your eyes peeled, you can get really great deals.

I’ve noticed younger Czechs are thoroughly comfortable with online shopping - like myself, they use Amazon Germany to get things that are not available here, or are far more expensive in the Czech Republic (particularly consumer electronics).

I never discount sheer luck, either. I got my washing machine when the downstairs neighbor passed away, and the crew cleaning out the apartment for renovation just didn’t feel like hauling it away. I’d just come out of the elevator, and the crew foreman asked, “Do you need a washing machine?” Turned out, yes indeed, I did. I asked him, “How much?” and he said, “Nothing…..it’s free.” We hauled it up the one flight of stairs to my apartment and that was that.

I remember that incident. :) I think I have a picture of it somewhere in my image library.

405 Skip Intro  Dec 31, 2014 4:58:39pm

re: #399 Varek Raith

What’s with people and seeing penises everywhere???
/

Lot’s of people in the SF Bay area think this looks like a giant toilet bowl.

Original design of Golden State Warriors planned Mission Bay arena had critics saying it resembled a toilet.

I have no idea why.

406 GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 31, 2014 4:59:50pm
407 3eff Jeff  Dec 31, 2014 5:00:58pm

re: #399 Varek Raith

What’s with people and seeing penises everywhere???
/

It could be a dolphin on wheels.

Little girl made a “dolphin on wheels”

408 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:01:59pm

re: #405 Skip Intro

Lot’s of people in the SF Bay area think this looks like a giant toilet bowl.

Image: Original design of Golden State Warriors planned Mission Bay arena had critics saying it resembled a toilet.I have no idea why.

That’s kinda a reach, looks more like a hand grenade to me?

409 Skip Intro  Dec 31, 2014 5:02:01pm

Well, I’m going back to trying to finish the tenth level of Monument Valley. Tonight’s the night I’m going to do it, I swear.

BBL.

410 Skip Intro  Dec 31, 2014 5:02:46pm

re: #408 b.d.

I think the flip open roof is what did it.

411 3eff Jeff  Dec 31, 2014 5:04:56pm

re: #406 GlutenFreeJesus

That video is going to be priceless when that kid is 16.

412 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 5:05:31pm

re: #405 Skip Intro

“When the game is over we just pull the giant lever and flush away the crowds.”

413 makeitstop  Dec 31, 2014 5:07:58pm

Happy New Year, Lizards!

The lovely wife and I are going to a proper NYE celebration this year, with dinner and champagne and dopey hats and everything. In 10 years of marriage, we’ve never done that.

We were going to go to the steam whistle exhibition at Pratt Institute, but it’s way too cold. We went last year and I nearly froze my skinny ass off, so this year it’s out.

Too bad. This is the last year they’re doing it.

Everyone have a wonderful night! Catch y’all on the flip side.

414 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:08:09pm

re: #406 GlutenFreeJesus

I think he found it.

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One of the things that made DailyKos great in the day.

By Jeff Lieber (kossack creator of the TV show Lost)

So, about a year ago (four now) I’m playing basketball on a Sunday morning and my wife is home with both the kids and we are out of something important… like diapers and milk… and she makes the brave decision to go to the grocery store.

So, she rounds up my daughter, gets her in the car, and then goes back into the house looking for my then two year-old son.

She calls to him once, then twice, then finally hears him coming down the stairs saying, “Tatue” over and over again.

“Tatue?” my wife thinks. What’s a “Tatue?”

And that’s when she sees it…

…my son had managed to go into our bathroom and find the last vestige of our dating life, which happened to be a large black dildo… with a crank on the end.*

So, my son is pointing with the dildo and gesturing with the dildo and waving it in the air like a wand and saying “Tatue”, which my wife finally realizes means STATUE.

Oh, lord, he thinks its a statue.

Well, now the negotiating starts. My wife would REALLY like my son to put down the… um… “Tatue”… but my son has other ideas and refuses to go out of the house without it.

I’m sure I’m going to lose most of the non-parents here, but the parents will back me up that when you have kids, and something must be done, a parent will sometimes make a ridiculous choice just to avoid a temper tantrum.

……continued

dailykos.com

415 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:08:43pm

re: #410 Skip Intro

I think the flip open roof is what did it.

[woman] WHO LEFT THE ROOF OPEN!!! [/woman]

416 makeitstop  Dec 31, 2014 5:13:06pm

The Tatue story kilt the thread.

417 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 5:14:19pm

Rebooting. I now have Windows 10 (Beta)

Looks like it automatically saves saves photos, docs and system settings to the cloud. Not sure I like that.

418 Timothy Watson  Dec 31, 2014 5:15:11pm

re: #417 Bubblehead II

Rebooting. I now have Windows 10 (Beta)

Looks like it automatically saves saves photos, docs and system settings to the cloud. Not sure I like that.

What could possibly go wrong?

////

419 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:15:52pm

re: #416 makeitstop

The Tatue story kilt the thread.

It leaves me speechless too.

Sorry all, Jeff is a good story teller that makes everyone else just fold shop, that story jumped out after all of those years.

I’ll revert to some knock knock jokes soon just to gather some boos.

420 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 5:19:52pm

The rice is resting, the bread is cooling, the chicken in provencal sauce is simmering nicely. Dinner is ready. Come and get it.

RBS

421 WhatEVs  Dec 31, 2014 5:21:04pm

re: #414 b.d.

That cracked me up.

Happy New Year one and all!

422 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 5:21:26pm

re: #418 Timothy Watson

What could possibly go wrong?

////

My thought exactly. Now prompting me to go to the App store. It has also failed to recognize my primary/secondary video cards so screen resolution is set to the lowest value. Wonder if it see’s my NIC.

423 Gus  Dec 31, 2014 5:22:20pm

Golf!

424 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 5:22:33pm

re: #417 Bubblehead II

Rebooting. I now have Windows 10 (Beta)

Looks like it automatically saves saves photos, docs and system settings to the cloud. Not sure I like that.

I’m sure that I don’t.

425 WhatEVs  Dec 31, 2014 5:25:38pm

re: #423 Gus

Golf!

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Apparently playing golf once a week (or less) is newzwortheee.

426 Romantic Heretic  Dec 31, 2014 5:26:08pm

re: #394 b.d.

Morton Salt, ribbed for your pleasure and now with iodine!

My question is, how did the bluenoses even know what that thing resembled? They’ve never done it anywhere except in a darkened room, and even if they didn’t they are certainly not going to look at that.

427 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 5:26:36pm

Bengolfzhi 2014.

428 Lancelot Link  Dec 31, 2014 5:26:39pm

re: #386 jaunte

They could make it look like a gun and get fewer complaints.

The Gun is good!
The Penis is evil!
ZARDOZ HAS SPOKEN!

429 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:26:46pm

re: #423 Gus

Golf!

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Next up from Mark Knoller;

Obama ends the year 2014 drinking champagne and starts off drinking 2015 by drinking champagne

430 Mattand  Dec 31, 2014 5:27:18pm

re: #369 3eff Jeff

I’m seriously impressed with Google’s voice recognition. I got to play with early voice recognition software about 20 years ago. It was terrible. Google’s is almost as accurate as me typing on a full sized keyboard. About the only time I’ve had any trouble with it is in noisy environments.

I’ve taken to using the Google Now app over Siri on my iPhone, when searching for stuff. Siri can be really frustratingly hit-or-miss.

431 Romantic Heretic  Dec 31, 2014 5:27:35pm

re: #412 Higgs Boson’s Mate

“When the game is over we just pull the giant lever and flush away the crowds.”

Don’t do that! We want them to come back!

432 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:28:13pm

re: #423 Gus

Golf!

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214 days off. Hmm I think the Congress was out of session more days than that this year as a whole.

433 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:28:42pm

re: #429 b.d.

Next up from Mark Knoller;

Obama ends the year 2014 drinking champagne and starts off drinking 2015 by drinking champagne

Obummer ends 2014 in Hawaii and begins 2015 in Hawaii. What a vacationing president we got.//

434 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 5:29:03pm

re: #432 HappyWarrior

214 days off. Hmm I think the Congress was out of session more days than that this year as a whole.

I’m not sure that’s a bad thing in and of itself.

RBS

435 The Ghost of a Funky Discarded Egg  Dec 31, 2014 5:29:10pm

re: #428 Lancelot Link

The Gun is good!
The Penis is evil!
ZARDOZ HAS SPOKEN!

YOU KNOW NOTHING OF MY WORK

436 bratwurst  Dec 31, 2014 5:30:11pm

This dog sees NOTHING wrong with that Play-Doh Extruder.

437 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:30:14pm

re: #434 RealityBasedSteve

I’m not sure that’s a bad thing in and of itself.

RBS

Touche. But it’s funny how you hear people complain about Obama’s time off and totally ignore Congress who loves to take time off.

438 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 31, 2014 5:30:40pm

re: #420 RealityBasedSteve

The rice is resting, the bread is cooling, the chicken in provencal sauce is simmering nicely. Dinner is ready. Come and get it.

RBS

If any Lizard is in Center City and wants a piece of pie - there’s plenty!

Sour Cream Apple Pie!
439 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 5:30:59pm
440 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:31:03pm

Happy new orbit around the local burning ball of gas, Lizards!

441 3eff Jeff  Dec 31, 2014 5:32:14pm

re: #430 Mattand

I’ve taken to using the Google Now app over Siri on my iPhone, when searching for stuff. Siri can be really frustratingly hit-or-miss.

I haven’t taken the Google Now plunge yet, but I’ve seen it in action. It’s impressive, in an automated-cyber-stalker sort of way. (Ok, ok, the phone anticipating your needs is pretty cool. I just happen to maintain some big data systems, so I know how the sausage is made. It makes me leery.)

442 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:32:43pm

So, I guess it wasn’t UpChuck who called Obama a “faggot” last night, it was somebody else. I found out thanks to UpChuck himself and one of his knuckledragging readers.

Dude has me blocked, but he’ll still include me in mentions.

443 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 31, 2014 5:32:46pm

I can imagine the commentary if I’d also baked a baguette.
//

444 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:34:05pm
445 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:34:54pm

re: #442 teleskiguy

So, I guess it wasn’t UpChuck who called Obama a “faggot” last night, it was somebody else. I found out thanks to UpChuck himself and one of his knuckledragging readers.

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Dude has me blocked, but he’ll still include me in mentions.

He probably was drunk when he blocked you.

446 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:35:38pm

re: #439 Charles Johnson

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Well yes, we live in a world where the number three in the House GOP leadership saying he would be like David Duke without the baggage doesn’t bother the GOP leadership in the slightest. They’re the party of Lincoln alright, Lincoln Rockwell.

447 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 5:36:25pm

“Scalise would communicate a lot with my campaign manager, Kenny Knight,” Duke said. “That is why he was invited and why he would come. Kenny knew Scalise, Scalise knew Kenny. They were friendly.”

448 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 5:37:43pm

Scalise communicated “a lot” with KKK Kampaign manager, Kenny Knight.

449 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:39:14pm

re: #448 jaunte

Scalise communicated “a lot” with KKK Kampaign manager, Kenny Knight.

You know what. Forget Boehner defending him. I want an explanation from the RCCC head who recruited Scalise to run for the seat. This guy is not only unfit to be a leader in a political party, he’s unfit to be a member of the House of Representatives.

450 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:39:45pm

This whole Steve Scalise/David Duke thing is making one thing starkly clear, today’s GOP is tolerant of hardcore racists.

451 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:40:01pm

Steve Scalise is the Southern Strategy’s ultimate fruition. Hope it was worth it, Tricky Dicky.

452 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 5:40:05pm

Tryed re: #424 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I’m sure that I don’t.

Well given the tendency of LE to attempt to delete photos/videos from phones, I can see it as a good thing. On a home PC, not sure sure.

453 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:40:37pm

re: #450 teleskiguy

This whole Steve Scalise/David Duke thing is making one thing starkly clear, today’s GOP is tolerant of hardcore racists.

Yep.

454 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 5:41:10pm

Kenny was friendly because he knew Steve was a great way to get his ideas into the mainstream without tipping his hood.

455 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 5:41:51pm

re: #444 teleskiguy

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That’s funny.

I remember when I qualified for a house in my mid-20s, when my kids were starting school, but was told I couldn’t get a mortgage because I didn’t have bad credit, I had no credit. The mortgage loan guy told me to go get a store credit card and pay on it for 6 mos and come back. I asked him why I should have to charge something when I paid cash or saved for things. He didn’t have an answer, except “that’s the way things are done here.”

I didn’t try to buy a house again for 15 yrs, by which time I had a credit card that I didn’t use a lot. I went through the credit card, owning a house thing for over 20 yrs. I’ll never do it again.

456 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 5:43:06pm

re: #439 Charles Johnson

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Yes, They are. It’s the new norm over in RWNJ land.

457 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:45:39pm

The hardcore cynic in me tells me that one of these asshole white Republicans in the new congressional freshman class will “accidentally” utter the n-word or call the President a monkey or something on the House floor.

The next two years are going to be ugly. Mark my words.

458 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 5:46:46pm

Well, this is interesting…

US Supreme Court to make briefs and other filings available electronically, Chief Justice John Roberts announces in report - @nytimes
read more on nytimes.com

459 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:47:24pm

re: #439 Charles Johnson

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Both sides do it journalism is hard work when it is one sided.

460 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 5:48:17pm
461 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 5:48:38pm
462 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:50:33pm

Remember when Justice Roberts invalidated a key part of the VRA because the doughface didn’t believe racism still existed in the South anymore?

463 The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2014 5:53:13pm

re: #384 b.d.

Oh my!

I heard about that on the radio and I think that The Vicious Babushka(?) got one of them for one of the grandkids.

I wish I worked in toy development where I could either be so totally out of it or filled with childlike innocence that stuff like that wouldn’t occur to me.

Yeah I got this for my granddaughter.

My daughter-in-law (in Brooklyn) hasn’t unfriended me on Facebook. Yet.

Now, if I had got this toy for my other grandkids, the Canadians, all Hell would break loose.

464 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 5:53:20pm

re: #461 Charles Johnson

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Tom DeLay was a Whip, the bar isn’t that high.

465 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:54:05pm

re: #464 b.d.

Tom DeLay was a Whip, the bar isn’t that high.

No, Tom Delay was a majority leader. Numbero two right after Hassert. Hell though. Let’s be clear here. Newt used to be Speaker. Newt.

466 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:54:58pm

re: #462 HappyWarrior

Remember when Justice Roberts invalidated a key part of the VRA because the doughface didn’t believe racism still existed in the South anymore?

I won’t soon forget it. I tell people about it whenever I can. I tell them “Did you know the conservative wing of the United States Supreme Court doesn’t think racism exists in our country?”

467 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 5:56:23pm

re: #462 HappyWarrior

I tweeted about it before bed last night, as a matter of fact!

468 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:56:29pm

re: #466 teleskiguy

I won’t soon forget it. I tell people about it whenever I can. I tell them “Did you know the conservative wing of the United States Supreme Court doesn’t think racism exists in our country?”

I love using the term doughface to refer to Roberts, Scalia, and the other conservative Northerners on the bench who delude themselves about what the South actually is like in regards to race. Not suggesting we’re the same as we were in the 60’s but Roberts acted like racism isn’t a problem in the South when nothing nothing could be further from the truth.

469 psddluva4evah  Dec 31, 2014 5:56:31pm

If you plan on watching the Rose Bowl Parade tomorrow, please remember the story of Mrs Joan Williams of Los Angeles. I don’t expect the parade announcers to even mention it

Racism And Redemption At The Tournament Of Roses Parade via @forbes

…a tale of racism and redemption from a 57-year-old injustice involving the parade itself.

Riding on the first float in the 126th edition of this New Year’s Day tradition, before some 700,000 spectators in Pasadena, Calif. and an estimated 70 million television viewers, will be 82-year-old Joan Williams. She was first slated to ride in the parade in 1958 as Miss Crown City, but later denied the honor because she was African-American.

In 1957, Williams, her husband and two daughters had just moved to Pasadena (about 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles), where she worked for the city’s Department of Water and Power. She didn’t even know there was a Miss Crown City - a Pasadena city employee who appeared at civic ceremonies and rode on the city’s Rose Parade float - until her colleagues had nominated her for the position…

Williams sat for a portrait - “with a tiara on!” - and was given a list of appearances: department store ribbon cutting, opening of the new Sears and, of course, the Rose Parade.

Then a reporter from a local newspaper went to the Williams home “and met my family, which consisted of my brown-skinned husband and my two little girls.”

As Jet magazine reported, “word spread that light-complexioned Mrs. Williams was a Negro.”

“Within days, it all went downhill,” Ms. Williams says. She was told that, for budgetary reasons, the city had decided not to enter a float in that year’s Tournament of Roses Parade.

“The parade happened,” she told me. “I just wasn’t in it.”

On top of that, “People I worked with stopped speaking with me. And it was all because of assumptions that they had made when they nominated me.”

“You can imagine how I felt. I was young, I was excited. I had been watching the parade all my life,” said the Los Angeles native. “It was a wonderful, festive time I thought I would be part of.”

Although Ms. Williams calls the episode “a slap in the face,” she also insists “I didn’t dwell on it, and I haven’t dwelt on it.”…

470 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 5:57:36pm

re: #467 teleskiguy

I tweeted about it before bed last night, as a matter of fact!

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Yeah I read that article the other night. Thurmond is a great counterpoint. I always bring up Jesse Helms due to his particularly nasty treatment of his African-American colleague, Carol Moseley-Braun- “I’m gonna whistle Dixie till she cries.” Too bad for Jesse, the only one crying was Jesse since the South got their ass kicked during the war..

471 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 6:02:51pm

Someone was killed in an avalanche in the Colorado backcountry today.

:-(

472 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 6:03:38pm

re: #469 psddluva4evah

Here’s a better link to the story, with her photo, then and now.

What a horrible situation.

473 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 6:06:47pm
474 Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 31, 2014 6:07:19pm

re: #451 HappyWarrior

Steve Scalise is the Southern Strategy’s ultimate fruition. Hope it was worth it, Tricky Dicky.

It’s like global warming. Nixon is long gone by the time the effects really start to hit.

475 unproven innocence  Dec 31, 2014 6:09:37pm

re: #469 psddluva4evah

[repost]
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Scorned 1958 African-American Rose Bowl Queen to Ride in This Year’s Parade

Hulu Video

476 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:09:48pm

re: #474 Feline Fearless Leader

It’s like global warming. Nixon is long gone by the time the effects really start to hit.

Yep. Really I blame Dick for the GOP becoming what it did. The asshole was so bitter about losing to Kennedy in ‘60 that he decided to embrace segregationists.

477 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 6:10:20pm

There must have been unbelievable horror for those passengers…

AirAsia flight ‘made unbelievably steep climb before crash’

scmp.com

478 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 6:12:24pm
479 psddluva4evah  Dec 31, 2014 6:13:00pm

re: #475 unproven innocence

Cool…thx.

Lovely woman.

480 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 6:14:39pm

How about an aurora instead of fireworks?

nbcnews.com

481 BlueSpotinAL  Dec 31, 2014 6:15:11pm

re: #476 HappyWarrior

Yep. Really I blame Dick for the GOP becoming what it did. The asshole was so bitter about losing to Kennedy in ‘60 that he decided to embrace segregationists.

Reagan should take some blame for getting in bed with the bigot Jerry Falwell, who got his start as an segregationist.

482 Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2014 6:17:43pm
483 Bubblehead II  Dec 31, 2014 6:17:56pm

Night Lizard. May you and yours all have a happy new year. Me? Well I will be asleep as it rolls in. 0400 hrs rolls around pretty quick and I need to eat and head for the bath and then bed.

May the Deity of your choice smile down upon yous.

484 Aye Pod  Dec 31, 2014 6:19:32pm

Happy New Year from Scotland! (couple of hours ago actually)

485 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 6:19:57pm
486 teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2014 6:20:30pm

re: #484 Aye Pod

Happy New Year from Scotland! (couple of hours ago actually)

Happy New Year Jimmah! My regards to iceweasel.

487 Justanotherhuman  Dec 31, 2014 6:20:43pm

I’m calling it a night, too. The rest of the wine will be OK in the bottle. So,

Keep calm and carry on Lizards!

Happy New Year to everyone. : )

488 jaunte  Dec 31, 2014 6:21:04pm

re: #484 Aye Pod

Happy New Year to you both!

489 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:21:39pm

re: #485 Kragar

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Did something just outdo Conservepedia in its stupidity? Yes, yes Virginia it did!

490 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 6:22:30pm

re: #484 Aye Pod

Happy New Year from Scotland! (couple of hours ago actually)

Happy New Year Aye Pod!

Please stop the left over bullshit from 2014 from coming our way.

Wishing you the best of 2015.

491 Kragar  Dec 31, 2014 6:22:38pm
492 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 6:23:05pm

re: #489 HappyWarrior

Did something just outdo Conservepedia in its stupidity? Yes, yes Virginia it did!

Oh Lord…. I haven’t hit Conservapedia in months and months. I may have to check it out, just to revel in the stupid.

RBS

493 Bear  Dec 31, 2014 6:23:23pm

re: #484 Aye Pod

Same to you folks. 2014 still has a bit more than five hours here.

494 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:23:54pm

re: #492 RealityBasedSteve

Oh Lord…. I haven’t hit Conservapedia in months and months. I may have to check it out, just to revel in the stupid.

RBS

Why would you punish yourself doing that?

495 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:24:46pm

re: #484 Aye Pod

Happy New Year from Scotland! (couple of hours ago actually)

Slainte to you guys. Really enjoyed hearing first hand from you and Ice about the Scottish referendum.

496 Aye Pod  Dec 31, 2014 6:25:39pm

re: #485 Kragar

Another failed human. Looks (and writes) like he could be Chuck C’s dad.

497 RealityBasedSteve  Dec 31, 2014 6:27:03pm

re: #494 HappyWarrior

Why would you punish yourself doing that?

The same reason I sometimes seek out 1 star rated movies on Amazon Prime…. so I can laugh at the stupid and the bad.

RBS

498 Aye Pod  Dec 31, 2014 6:27:11pm

re: #495 HappyWarrior

Slainte to you guys. Really enjoyed hearing first hand from you and Ice about the Scottish referendum.

Cheers! Stay tuned - there will be more to come on that theme later, no doubt :-)

499 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:27:25pm

re: #497 RealityBasedSteve

The same reason I sometimes seek out 1 star rated movies on Amazon Prime…. so I can laugh at the stupid and the bad.

RBS

Better man than I am then.

500 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:27:57pm

re: #498 Aye Pod

Cheers! Stay tuned - there will be more to come on that theme later, no doubt :-)

Let’s hope so. Really it was wonderful to see.

501 unproven innocence  Dec 31, 2014 6:28:03pm

re: #477 Justanotherhuman

There must have been unbelievable horror for those passengers…

AirAsia flight ‘made unbelievably steep climb before crash’

scmp.com

From your link,

“So far, the numbers taken by the radar are unbelievably high. This rate of climb is very high, too high. It appears to be beyond the performance envelope of the aircraft,” he said.

I saw an authorative news report several hours ago suggesting the plane was likely caught in a very strong updraft, which likely messed over the aerodynamics badly. I imagine it could also have, shall we say, confused some of the automated navigation controls. (Nose is pointing down and I’m still going up very fast? WTF)

502 Higgs Boson's Mate  Dec 31, 2014 6:31:17pm

re: #452 Bubblehead II

Tryed

Well given the tendency of LE to attempt to delete photos/videos from phones, I can see it as a good thing. On a home PC, not sure sure.

I’m sketchy about MS being able to automatically upload things from my PC. I’m old so I archive anything that I want to keep on a detachable HD and also to DVD. Among my other concerns, I’d be waiting for MS to at some point charge a fee for keeping my data on their cloud.

503 BlueSpotinAL  Dec 31, 2014 6:33:56pm

re: #497 RealityBasedSteve

The same reason I sometimes seek out 1 star rated movies on Amazon Prime…. so I can laugh at the stupid and the bad.

RBS

Calamari Wrestler. I LOLd sometimes.

504 b.d.  Dec 31, 2014 6:35:13pm

David Duke for Speaker of the House!

(the grassroots uprising to get Col. Alllen West to be SotH has let us known that you don’t have to be a member of congress to be speaker)

505 HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2014 6:39:54pm

re: #504 b.d.

David Duke for Speaker of the House!

(the grassroots uprising to get Col. Alllen West to be SotH has let us known that you don’t have to be a member of congress to be speaker)

I’m sure David Duke is more popular in certain circles than Boehner is.

506 Aye Pod  Dec 31, 2014 6:40:34pm

Lostlakehiker left this turd on ice’s page about NYPD -

littlegreenfootballs.com

wtf

507 Aye Pod  Dec 31, 2014 6:45:24pm

Ok guys - bedtime here - have a good one :-)

508 De Kolta Chair  Dec 31, 2014 7:21:01pm
Hey everybody, I just got a job with the Reagan administration!
509 Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 31, 2014 7:22:36pm

re: #300 Gus

Yep. F-35 is zero as far as air-air superiority is concerned. Unless you’re sold on the long distance radar and missiles. Fire and shoot from far away. No ACMs though. Good luck turning and burning with a Mig-29 or SU-35.

Wow, I woke up and it’s 1955, not 2015. We’ve been down this road before…

Can somebody please give ME billions to do something stupid?

510 CriticalDragon1177  Jan 1, 2015 12:46:46pm

re: #14 The Vicious Babushka

Saw that already, but thanks for posting it here.

511 CriticalDragon1177  Jan 1, 2015 12:49:01pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, the Ginger Avenger thinks the word of a white supremacist is absolutely credible.

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It says a lot doesn’t it that white nationalists who you’d think would be openly elated that one of their own was in power have decided to distance themselves from him, because they’re apparently afraid that if they don’t do so, he won’t be able to hold onto power?


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