Video: President Obama Announces New Steps to Create Affordable High-Speed Broadband

Treating the Internet like a public utility

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The state of Internet broadband access in the US is a national disgrace, and the big providers have very little incentive to change it because they have de facto monopolies and are able to charge exorbitant prices for sub-par service. It’s good to see the President working on solutions to this very important problem. Treating the Internet as a locally-owned public utility is a great place to start.

President Obama speaks on the need for affordable high-speed broadband for all Americans, and how certain small cities and towns are taking steps to lay a foundation for broadband access that rivals the most connected cites in the world.

UPDATE at 1/14/15 6:06:24 pm by Charles Johnson

Here’s a related audio segment from NPR’s All Things Considered:

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512 comments

1 CuriousLurker  Jan 14, 2015 5:51:22pm

Oh, the tyranny. //

2 GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 14, 2015 5:52:01pm

Affordable high speed broadband internet? Worse than Hitler!!!!!!!

3 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 5:52:18pm

I know the right wing boneheads are probably freaking out about this, but I just can’t even.

4 missliberties  Jan 14, 2015 5:54:05pm

Yes please and Thanks Obama.

5 goddamnedfrank  Jan 14, 2015 5:54:18pm
6 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 5:57:59pm

I’ve been bug-hunting in the LGF code today, and fixed a couple of very pesky edge cases that took some real work to ferret out.

7 thedopefishlives  Jan 14, 2015 5:58:14pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I know the right wing boneheads are probably freaking out about this, but I just can’t even.

It’s the supreme irony - they’re whining and complaining about the fact that President Obama is giving them the one thing they desperately crave more than anything. Because let’s face it, have ANY of these right-wing douchecanoes even gotten out of their mothers’ basements?

8 thedopefishlives  Jan 14, 2015 5:58:39pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

I’ve been bug-hunting in the LGF code today, and fixed a couple of very pesky edge cases that took some real work to ferret out.

There’s no feeling quite like the feeling of tracking down and fixing a truly elusive bug.

9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2015 5:58:50pm

I’ll not be holding my breath here in the backwoods.

10 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2015 6:01:20pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

I’ve been bug-hunting in the LGF code today, and fixed a couple of very pesky edge cases that took some real work to ferret out.

ah…explains the spinning hamster wheel earlier today.

11 Boondocksaint  Jan 14, 2015 6:02:13pm
The state of Internet broadband access in the US is a national disgrace, and the big providers have very little incentive to change it because they have de facto monopolies and are able to charge exorbitant prices for sub-par service.

Yes yes yes yes yes a million yesses.

12 missliberties  Jan 14, 2015 6:06:45pm

I didn’t know there was a thing about black people always riding only stolen bikes. Did you?

facebook.com

A non-trendy facebook page that isn’t funny.

13 Dr. Matt  Jan 14, 2015 6:08:03pm

BROADBAND fOR ALL IS SOCIALIZZM. WE DEMAND SLOW INTERNET!!!!

14 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Jan 14, 2015 6:09:57pm

Heresy! Let the invisible hand do its job!

15 austin_blue  Jan 14, 2015 6:10:00pm

re: #13 Dr. Matt

BROADBAND fOR ALL IS SOCIALIZZM. WE DEMAND SLOW INTERNET!!!!

Another blow against Free Market Capitalism!

16 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Jan 14, 2015 6:11:44pm

re: #13 Dr. Matt

BROADBAND fOR ALL IS SOCIALIZZM. WE DEMAND SLOW INTERNET!!!!

Dial-up for all the peasants!

17 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 14, 2015 6:11:51pm

Cue a speech by John Boehner condemning Obama for overreaching his powers as president.

18 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2015 6:13:21pm

re: #16 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Dial-up for all the peasants!

I already have dial-up pretending to be broadband.

(looking for my pitchfork…)

19 ObserverArt  Jan 14, 2015 6:14:08pm

re: #1 CuriousLurker

Oh, the tyranny. //

I bet he is setting it up so that if you get your Obama Broadband there will be no access to FOX news, Brietbart, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck…

…and Chuck C. Johnson!

It’ll be all liberal all day and slowly introducing Sharia Law and Gay Lifestyles.

You watch.

///

20 CuriousLurker  Jan 14, 2015 6:15:21pm

LOL!

21 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 6:15:34pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

ah…explains the spinning hamster wheel earlier today.

That was one of the bugs I was working on — it’s a database issue where a very frequently-used bit of SQL code was causing logjams that got our DB server very upset … but only in certain situations.

I think it’s fixed now, but I’m leaving the debugging code in place for a little while just to be sure.

22 austin_blue  Jan 14, 2015 6:16:26pm

re: #16 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Dial-up for all the peasants!

You little people deserve the spinning wheel of death!

23 Gus  Jan 14, 2015 6:17:07pm

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24 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Jan 14, 2015 6:17:59pm

re: #22 austin_blue

You little people deserve the spinning wheel of death!

Corporations are people, my friend /Romney

25 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 6:18:20pm

re: #23 Gus

I knew there was a connection.

26 Gus  Jan 14, 2015 6:19:04pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

I knew there was a connection.

Also!

BARBRA STREISAND
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27 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2015 6:19:17pm

re: #22 austin_blue

You little people deserve the spinning wheel of death!

I just hummed the tune to the Hamster Dance during the downtime…

28 ObserverArt  Jan 14, 2015 6:19:39pm

re: #23 Gus

BENGHAZI
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A little addition.

29 TedStriker  Jan 14, 2015 6:19:48pm

re: #13 Dr. Matt

BROADBAND fOR ALL IS SOCIALIZZM. WE DEMAND SLOW INTERNET!!!!

re: #14 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Heresy! Let the invisible hand do its job!

re: #15 austin_blue

Another blow against Free Market Capitalism!

Oh, you haven’t heard the wailing and gnashing of teeth that the American telecoms and cable companies are doing right now over the now-very-real prospect of the FCC (headed by longtime telecom industry figure Tom Wheeler) declaring their ISP operations as Title II common carriers, making them subject to the regulations that such status entails, in order to apply and enforce net neutrality rules, all because Verizon succeeded in court in having the FCC’s previous net neutrality rules overturned.

Ars Technica: On net neutrality, Internet providers are betrayed by one of their own

As a customer of AT&T and Comcast, it couldn’t come soon enough.

30 Gus  Jan 14, 2015 6:21:39pm

ICYMI

31 austin_blue  Jan 14, 2015 6:22:52pm

re: #29 TedStriker

Oh, you haven’t heard the wailing and gnashing of teeth that the American telecoms and cable companies are doing right now over the now-very-real prospect of the FCC, headed by longtime telecom industry figure Tom Wheeler, declaring their ISP operations as Title II common carriers, subject to the regulations that status entails.

Ars Technica: On net neutrality, Internet providers are betrayed by one of their own

Couldn’t come soon enough.

You mean you want to regulate ISPs as common carriers, like other utilities, just because they are utilities?

Are you nuts, man? That’s unconceivable! Unpossible!

32 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 6:23:55pm

There are plenty of reasons why so much corporate firepower is lined up against classifying broadband providers as common carriers. Common carriers would have Quality of Service requirements and they’d be required to provide service to areas with low population density. Anything that would break the monopolies or decrease their profits by so much as one dollar will never fly.

33 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Jan 14, 2015 6:25:31pm

re: #30 Gus

Oh no, you have just offended religious sensibilities, you antisemitic bigot, you ;)

34 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 6:26:34pm

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Chattanooga, TN have the fastest internet anywhere and all the infrastructure was bought and paid for by Chattanooga taxpayers?

35 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 6:27:16pm

It’s truly uncanny how many Obama outrages start with the letter B.

36 CuriousLurker  Jan 14, 2015 6:29:09pm

This article is too funny:

And one last thing before I go, to counteract some of today’s bad crazy:

Later, lizards.

37 TedStriker  Jan 14, 2015 6:29:50pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Chattanooga, TN have the fastest internet anywhere and all the infrastructure was bought and paid for by Chattanooga taxpayers?

EPB (Chattanooga’s Electric Power Board) is definitely one of the fastest consumer ISPs, especially here in the Southeast; as a Nashvillian, I’ve been insanely jealous about it.

Hopefully, Google Fiber selects us as one of their expansion cities very soon and I can get in on it, so I can finally tell Comcast and DirecTV/AT&T to piss off.

38 Bubblehead II  Jan 14, 2015 6:32:55pm

Night Lizards. 14 days sober and counting. Time to drink my bed time cup of (herbal) tea and trundle off to bed. See you in the morning.

39 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 6:33:18pm

The GOP hive-mind has snakes in it. They will come up with something to denounce cheaper and faster internet for everybody.

The next two years will provide endless posts about bad craziness at LGF. And who knows how long after Obama leaves office.

40 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 6:40:59pm

Watch this video if you haven’t already. Basically it’s “people like to make money, the internet helps people make money, let’s make that thing that makes us money as good as we can.”

SOSHULIZM

41 Thanos  Jan 14, 2015 6:43:54pm

AP ran with the Merkel ‘shop out:

42 Thanos  Jan 14, 2015 6:44:57pm
43 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 6:45:12pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

He’s up against very powerful corporations with insanely huge amounts of money, who want to keep things the way they are.

44 TedStriker  Jan 14, 2015 6:46:12pm

re: #40 teleskiguy

Watch this video if you haven’t already. Basically it’s “people like to make money, the internet helps people make money, let’s make that thing that makes us money as good as we can.”

SOSHULIZM

WORST SOCIALIST PRESIDENT EVER!!!!11TY

45 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Jan 14, 2015 6:47:30pm

re: #41 Thanos

How many heart attacks did they have after they saw some of the CH cartoons?

46 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 6:47:55pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

He’s up against very powerful corporations with insanely huge amounts of money, who want to keep things the way they are.

Much like oil companies and their fierce pushback against higher fuel efficiency standards, less-polluting extraction methods, on and on.

Ugh.

47 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 6:54:16pm
48 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 14, 2015 6:55:48pm

re: #41 Thanos

AP ran with the Merkel ‘shop out:

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Dude is just enjoying the attention, hoping for a reality show.

49 makeitstop  Jan 14, 2015 7:01:49pm

From my FB feed - courtesy of Fox’ ‘Kelly File’…

The White House cited security concerns as a reason why President Barack Obama did not attend a unity march in France with more than 40 world leaders to show solidarity after the Paris terror attacks.

Tonight on ‘The Kelly File,’ we showed this clip of then-President George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees game in the wake of the worst terror attack to strike America - 9/11. How do you think the two situations compare?

…because Yankee Stadium in a security-fortified NYC right after 9/11 is exactly like flying into a foreign country on zero notice to take part in a street demonstration.

My wingnut sister posted this. *facepalm* *headdesk* *facepalm* *headdesk* *facepalm* *headdesk* *facepalm* *headdesk*

50 Amory Blaine  Jan 14, 2015 7:02:59pm

Department stores all over america are selling millions of 4k televisions based on the assumption that there will be high quality streaming content (go ahead ask any salesperson).

Comcast caps usage at 300 gigs on many of their plans. Not much if you have multiple users in the house.

51 danarchy  Jan 14, 2015 7:05:21pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

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Personally, I would be happy if there was never another state of the union speech again. It is a completely anachronistic practice and interrupts my regularly scheduled programs damn it…

52 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 7:06:21pm

re: #51 danarchy

Personally, I would be happy if there was never another state of the union speech again. It is a completely anachronistic practice and interrupts my regularly scheduled programs damn it…

*proceeds to get off danarchy’s lawn*

53 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2015 7:15:12pm

re: #50 Amory Blaine

Who wants 4k service for a 4k monitor? You will need 20 MBPS.

54 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 7:17:24pm

Hah!

55 PhillyPretzel  Jan 14, 2015 7:18:06pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Someone does not know how to spell. /half

56 makeitstop  Jan 14, 2015 7:19:41pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Hah!

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That one goes out to Stanley Sea!

57 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 14, 2015 7:20:09pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Hah!

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The dyslexic existentialist who ponders the question, “Is There A Dog?”

58 Belafon  Jan 14, 2015 7:22:22pm

This was pretty cool: Amputee Makes History with APL’s Modular Prosthetic Limb: Youtube Video

59 Gus  Jan 14, 2015 7:23:01pm

re: #48 The Vicious Babushka

Dude is just enjoying the attention, hoping for a reality show.

What he say? Can’t watch.

60 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 7:27:32pm

re: #50 Amory Blaine

Department stores all over america are selling millions of 4k televisions based on the assumption that there will be high quality streaming content (go ahead ask any salesperson).

Comcast caps usage at 300 gigs on many of their plans. Not much if you have multiple users in the house.

Depending on your 4K provider, you’ll need around 50Mbps for each 4K stream. Moreover, there are competing format for 4K delivery and different OS’s being used by each manufacturer. Buying a 4K television before things settle down is a crap shoot. It could well go the way of Quadraphonic stereo. OTOH, I’m looking forward to the drop in prices for OLED sets in the face f the 4Ks’ marvelousness and brandnewness.

61 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2015 7:29:24pm

re: #60 Higgs Boson’s Mate

50? I got my number from Leo, he did describe it as not leaving room for other uses. Damn that’s a big upgrade.

62 PhillyPretzel  Jan 14, 2015 7:29:33pm

I would love to see an affordable internet. It might lower my telecommunications bill. :)

63 Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2015 7:34:24pm
64 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 7:36:17pm

re: #61 Rightwingconspirator

50? I got my number from Leo, he did describe it as not leaving room for other uses. Damn that’s a big upgrade.

The numbers are all over the place because of the different methods of encoding the stream. There is also an outfit that is touting a method of reducing the amount of data by diminishing the amount of data devoted to “non-essential” parts of the content. It’s pretty much Wild West right now with the stakeholders in each format and OS insisting that their product be adopted as the standard. The result for the consumer is that, unlike current HiDef sets, having a 4K rig does not mean that you can access everything being delivered in 4K.

65 Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2015 7:40:08pm

Don’t worry, when Time Warner and Comcast merge the internet will be even SLOWER.

66 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Jan 14, 2015 7:40:42pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Saruman. The Beginning.

67 Belafon  Jan 14, 2015 7:44:24pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Reuniting with Soundgarden just wasn’t enough for him, I guess.

68 bratwurst  Jan 14, 2015 7:44:43pm

re: #65 Eclectic Cyborg

Don’t worry, when Time Warner and Comcast merge the internet will be even SLOWER.

I am sure of very little in this life, but one thing I can 100% guarantee is that this merger would be good for Time Warner shareholders and literally nobody else on earth.

69 RealityBasedSteve  Jan 14, 2015 7:45:05pm

Yeah Me!!! The local dive shop just called me, I’ve got a free trip to Vortex Springs Florida coming my way if I’m willing to handle doing their inventory for them. They’ve got a computer system, but they just haven’t been able to get time to physically do the count. It’s a very small shop, I can knock it out in a day, day and a half a most.

68 degree water, crystal clear, here I come! Perhaps some day I’ll be down there to get cave diving certified (probably not, but maybe), but it will be some great Fresh Water diving.

Happy Dance

RBS

70 sagehen  Jan 14, 2015 7:47:37pm

quote of the day (from tonight’s episode of “Empire”):

The streets aren’t for everyone.

That’s why there’s sidewalks.

71 RealityBasedSteve  Jan 14, 2015 7:54:16pm
I know who’s going to go.. I WAAAANNNNTTTT ONE!!!!
72 Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 14, 2015 7:56:41pm

re: #71 RealityBasedSteve

And the FO will despise and pick on it,

73 RealityBasedSteve  Jan 14, 2015 7:57:36pm

re: #72 Feline Fearless Leader

And the FO will despise and pick on it,

But look at that face, it would melt even a FO’s heart.

RBS

74 Amory Blaine  Jan 14, 2015 7:58:47pm

re: #69 RealityBasedSteve

Sounds like your hiatus is going, swimmingly.

75 freetoken  Jan 14, 2015 8:00:28pm

SOCIALISM!!!

76 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 8:01:32pm

re: #68 bratwurst

I am sure of very little in this life, but one thing I can 100% guarantee is that this merger would be good for Time Warner shareholders and literally nobody else on earth.

Don’t be such a Gloomy Gus: thousands of employees from both companies will no longer have to drag themselves to work.

77 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2015 8:02:20pm

re: #64 Higgs Boson’s Mate

4k workflow is gonna be a bitch.

78 RealityBasedSteve  Jan 14, 2015 8:08:29pm

re: #74 Amory Blaine

Sounds like your hiatus is going, swimmingly.

ROFL. I’m actually bored as can be. I’m not good at the ‘life of leisure’ thing. It’s been too cold to get out and do any bicycle riding (I’m a wimp). I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, trying out some new ideas and recipes. Also, for some reason, my washing machine has started to shrink the waistline of all my slacks. Must be the change in detergent. yea, that’s it.

I’m helping out at the dive shop, we have an arrangement where I can get some store credit, but mainly I do it so I can get out and talk to people.

RBS

79 Sionainn  Jan 14, 2015 8:08:47pm

re: #38 Bubblehead II

Night Lizards. 14 days sober and counting. Time to drink my bed time cup of (herbal) tea and trundle off to bed. See you in the morning.

Good for you! Keep it up.

80 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Jan 14, 2015 8:10:35pm

re: #71 RealityBasedSteve

Well, you’ll need insulin after this.

81 freetoken  Jan 14, 2015 8:19:23pm

re: #80 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

What hath man done to the wolf?

82 RealityBasedSteve  Jan 14, 2015 8:21:13pm

James Earl Jones reads Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”….

92yondemand.org

83 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 8:25:03pm

re: #77 Rightwingconspirator

4k workflow is gonna be a bitch.

It sure will be, even after everyone settles on standards for encoding and delivering the content. I wonder how much, if any, legacy content will be reformatted to 4K. Remember how bad some shows looked when HiDef came on scene? I suspect that most legacy content will look awful when all of its warts are revealed in glorious detail. 4K only works for the viewer in really large screens so if you don’t want to have your nose eight inches from the screen you’re going to have to buy a monster set. What I’ve seen so far convinces me that 4K is a boondoggle created to hype us into replacing perfectly good equipment. 3D didn’t send us running to buy new sets so 4K it is.

84 #FergusonFireside  Jan 14, 2015 8:27:03pm

re: #82 RealityBasedSteve

James Earl Jones reads Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”….

92yondemand.org

1973! And at the 92nd Street Y. (Missing Obdicut)

85 RealityBasedSteve  Jan 14, 2015 8:43:25pm

re: #84 #FergusonFireside

1973! And at the 92nd Street Y. (Missing Obdicut)

#FF has killed the thread…..

RBS

86 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 8:53:43pm

2 Chainz vs. Nancy Grace. The topic? Marijuana.

Fuckin’ Nancy Grace. Why we can’t have nice things.

87 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 14, 2015 8:56:55pm

re: #86 teleskiguy

2 Chainz vs. Nancy Grace. The topic? Marijuana.

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Fuckin’ Nancy Grace. Why we can’t have nice things.

While I was watching Gone Girl last night, the blonde TV host reminded me of Nancy Grace.

88 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 9:01:09pm

re: #87 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Nancy Grace reminds me of Nicole Kidman’s character in To Die For.

89 The War TARDIS  Jan 14, 2015 9:38:17pm

re: #87 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

That’s what they were aiming for.

90 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 14, 2015 9:41:58pm

UpChuck has been busy defending his boy Ted Cruz today from the meanies at Buzzfeed and TPM.

gotnwes.com is on the case:
BREAKING (from 1992): Ted Cruz was once world’s nation’s master debater #TedCruzCrimes

91 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 9:46:59pm

re: #86 teleskiguy

2 Chainz vs. Nancy Grace. The topic? Marijuana.
Fuckin’ Nancy Grace. Why we can’t have nice things.

Nancy looks like an Everclear girl to me.

92 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 10:08:03pm

re: #91 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Nancy looks like an Everclear girl to me.

93 Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 14, 2015 10:13:08pm

re: #80 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I think I’ve found a new way to question suspected terrorists.

If they don’t like pomskies… They’re Al Queda.

94 goddamnedfrank  Jan 14, 2015 10:18:32pm

Nothing is more condescending to a TV show’s audience that the fucking abomination that is the narrated introduction giving you a dumbed down first person version of the premise. Whoever decided Marvel’s Agent Carter might benefit from this in episode three needs a cockpunch from orbit. Only a network executive could possibly love that shit, because they’re so goddamned retarded they need to be fed information in soundbites and low syllable count product pitches or they’ll choke on their own though processes, and they need to be constantly reminded what they’re about to watch and what it’s all about because their syphilis is apparently that advanced.

Next to the fucking laugh track this is hands down the most pointlessly offensive things that gets added to a television show. Literally the only time it has ever worked in history of ever was on The A-Team, and if we’re being honest, that probably had a lot to do with leaded gasoline still being sold and everyone having slight amounts of heavy metal poisoning.

95 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 10:38:57pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

I think that you should take the gloves off and tell us how you really feel.

Seriously, if a drama or a comedy needs narration to explain its premise then it’s probably a piece of poorly written crap. If the narration is just tacked on unnecessarily then it’s an insult.

96 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 11:15:52pm

I claim this thread in the name of New Spain!

97 klystron  Jan 14, 2015 11:17:39pm

We went to see the elephant seals today, but I need to get the photos off the good camera from that before posting them.

98 teleskiguy  Jan 14, 2015 11:45:43pm
99 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 14, 2015 11:51:45pm

re: #97 klystron

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We went to see the elephant seals today, but I need to get the photos off the good camera from that before posting them.

How were the elephant seals? I can’t stand a leaky elephant.

100 klystron  Jan 14, 2015 11:54:13pm

re: #99 Higgs Boson’s Mate

How were the elephant seals? I can’t stand a leaky elephant.

They do make quite a bit of noise. ;)

I may have pictures of a newborn pup ( <5 minutes), depending on the angle and what my zoom lens was able to grab. It was a fantastic tour though - only 8 folks and since it was later in the day we were able to dawdle a bit.

Elephant seals are …really, really weird creatures.

101 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 12:07:44am

re: #100 klystron

They do make quite a bit of noise. ;)

I may have pictures of a newborn pup ( <5 minutes), depending on the angle and what my zoom lens was able to grab. It was a fantastic tour though - only 8 folks and since it was later in the day we were able to dawdle a bit.

Elephant seals are …really, really weird creatures.

To be sure. I saw some of them up near San Simeon and I just couldn’t find them lovable. Neat creatures though.

102 unproven innocence  Jan 15, 2015 1:33:32am

I saw the video shortly after the White House made it available. Liked it.

But this is worrisome: David Cameron: I’m off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report
Plans to pressure President for tighter surveillance controls, sources say

Earlier this week Bruce Schneier wrote:
David Cameron’s Plan to Ban Encryption in the UK

In the wake of the Paris terrorist shootings, David Cameron has said that he wants to ban encryption in the UK. Here’s the quote: “If I am prime minister I will make sure that it is a comprehensive piece of legislation that does not allow terrorists safe space to communicate with each other.”

This is similar to FBI director James Comey’s remarks from last year. And it’s equally stupid.

Cory Doctorow has a good essay on Cameron’s proposal:

Doctorow’s essay (intro):
What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry

David Cameron says there should be no “means of communication” which “we cannot read” — and no doubt many in his party will agree with him, politically. But if they understood the technology, they would be shocked to their boots.

Charles, you understand the technology better than most of us, and far better than most political leaders and lawmakers (*shudder*).

A few months ago, you posted a series of tweets on this blog in which you were trying very hard to trade insults with Cory Doctorow, but he seemed reluctant to play. I still don’t know what those hostilities were about.

103 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 1:54:42am

There’s a story behind this photograph, and whatever it is it’s incredibly retarded.

104 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 2:11:41am

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

There’s a story behind this photograph, and whatever it is it’s incredibly retarded.

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God, guns guts.

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105 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 2:19:51am

Here’s the main point I’d like to make, if you are going to pack heat in public, it behooves you to not look like a fucking creepsauce pedophile.

106 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 2:28:26am

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

Here’s the main point I’d like to make, if you are going to pack heat in public, it behooves you to not look like a fucking creepsauce pedophile.

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That guy looks in the mirror and sees nothing but macho cool patriotism.

107 Bubblehead II  Jan 15, 2015 2:38:49am

Morning Lizards.

108 unproven innocence  Jan 15, 2015 2:42:10am

Obama wants Congress to increase prison sentences for hackers
Proposal also expands hacking definition. That’s a “dangerous idea,” expert says.
by David Kravets - Jan 14 2015, 5:15pm EST

During next week’s State of the Union address, the president is set to publicly urge increased prison time and other changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act—the statute that was used to prosecute Internet activist Aaron Swartz before he committed suicide in 2013.

More..

Among other things, penalties under Obama’s plan would increase from a maximum five-year penalty to 10 years for pure hacking acts, like circumventing a technological barrier. What’s more, the law would expand the definition of what “exceeds authorized access” means. A hacker would exceed authorization when accessing information “for a purpose that the accesser knows is not authorized by the computer owner.”

Have you ever deleted or otherwise restricted cookies? That might get you past a paywall that you were not even aware of. While browsing a pron site, have you ever manually tweaked a URL from …1.jpg to …2.jpg to explore the site? Truncated a URL to try navigating to a higher level in the directory? Ever downloaded a file that included a copyright notice and a warning like “no copying by any means is permitted without prior written permission”?

Might cost you 10 years, now. For each violation.

109 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 2:44:53am

re: #108 unproven innocence

Obama wants Congress to increase prison sentences for hackers
Proposal also expands hacking definition. That’s a “dangerous idea,” expert says.
by David Kravets - Jan 14 2015, 5:15pm EST

More..

Have you ever deleted or otherwise restricted cookies? That might get you past a paywall that you were not even aware of. While browsing a pron site, have you ever manually tweaked a URL from …1.jpg to …2.jpg to explore the site? Truncated a URL to try navigating to a higher level in the directory? Ever downloaded a file that included a copyright notice and a warning like “no copying by any means is permitted without prior written permission”?

Might cost you 10 years, now. For each violation.

I sometimes log in using my girlfriend’s password…will that get me prison time?

110 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 2:53:47am

re: #108 unproven innocence

Obama wants Congress to increase prison sentences for hackers
Proposal also expands hacking definition. That’s a “dangerous idea,” expert says.
by David Kravets - Jan 14 2015, 5:15pm EST

More..

Have you ever deleted or otherwise restricted cookies? That might get you past a paywall that you were not even aware of. While browsing a pron site, have you ever manually tweaked a URL from …1.jpg to …2.jpg to explore the site? Truncated a URL to try navigating to a higher level in the directory? Ever downloaded a file that included a copyright notice and a warning like “no copying by any means is permitted without prior written permission”?

Might cost you 10 years, now. For each violation.

None of what you describe would be hacking under the new definition because obscurity is not a technological barrier.

111 unproven innocence  Jan 15, 2015 2:54:32am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I sometimes log in using my girlfriend’s password…will that get me prison time?

Could depend on who gets to decide if the access was authorized. If she had been kidknapped, or had died, for example, any over-eager prosecutor could easily make a case against you, I suppose. That’s basically what happened to Aarron Swartz. And in that case, it was not the University that was pushing for criminal charges.

112 unproven innocence  Jan 15, 2015 3:01:49am

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

None of what you describe would not be hacking under the new definition because obscurity is not a technological barrier.

I’m not sure how not to parse that.

113 Bubblehead II  Jan 15, 2015 3:02:59am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I sometimes log in using my girlfriend’s password…will that get me prison time?

Depends. Has she given you permission to do so? Even if the answer is yes, it’s still at best of violation of the (various) sites TOS. If the answer is no, then yes, you could be charged under the act as you are accessing the site using false credentials. Wether or not you are charged would probably depend upon the site owner/D.A. office

At work it is strictly verboten to do any work on a work station you are not logged into. Penalties range from verbal warning to termination depending upon what you are doing at said work station.

114 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 3:05:04am

re: #111 unproven innocence

Could depend on who gets to decide if the access was authorized. If she had been kidknapped, or had died, for example, any over-eager prosecutor could easily make a case against you, I suppose. That’s basically what happened to Aarron Swartz. And in that case, it was not the University that was pushing for criminal charges.

Swartz accessed a controlled-access wiring closet and took so many documents (millions) that he crashed servers.

Swartz had legitimate access to JSTOR through Harvard, but the company has usage restrictions that would have prevented such colossal downloads.

The nonprofit JSTOR, founded in 1995, enables libraries to save space, time and labor by digitally storing centuries worth of academic journals. Its oldest publication is a Proceedings of the Royal Society of London from 1665.

Its annual subscription fees can cost a large research university as much as $50,000.

Swartz apparently planned to upload the data to file sharing sites online. What he was doing was in no way geared towards the personal academic use for which he’d been granted access to JSTOR, it was a scheme to take the contents of a privately owned and operated database and make them public.

115 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 3:05:51am

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

Edited.

116 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 3:11:10am

re: #112 unproven innocence

I’m not sure how not to parse that.

Fixed. Care to comment now? Every example you’ve given is of publicly uploaded and available information with nothing by way of active, technological access controls. A website cookie is on your machine, you have obligation to keep it and the website owner makes a choice whether or not to serve pages to browsers without it. Obscure or unlinked URL’s also aren’t a form of technological barrier.

None of your examples so far are actually relevant to a discussion of Obama’s proposal, they’re all hyperbolic distraction.

117 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 3:21:10am
According to the indictment, Swartz connected a laptop to MIT’s system in September 2010 through a basement network wiring closet and registered as a guest under the fictitious name, Gary Host, in which the first initial and last name spell “ghost.” He then used a software program to “rapidly download at extraordinary volume of articles from JSTOR,” according to the indictment.

In the following months, MIT and JSTOR tried to block the recurring and massive downloads, on occasion denying all MIT users access to JSTOR. But Swartz allegedly got around it, in part, by disguising the computer source of the demands for data.

In November and December, Swartz allegedly made 2 million downloads from JSTOR, 100 times the number made during the same period by all legitimate JSTOR users at MIT.

Are we really pretending that this guy was the equivalent of someone logging onto an ISP or Netflix under their girlfriend’s account? He went to another University from his own, attached a laptop to a network closet, faked a login ID and then subverted subsequent attempts by MIT and the database owner to further restrict access to the data he was downloading en masse.

118 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 3:26:20am

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

Do you really want to bet your freedom on a prosecutor and a jury understanding that?

119 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 3:28:46am

re: #113 Bubblehead II

Depends. Has she given you permission to do so? Even if the answer is yes, it’s still at best of violation of the (various) sites TOS. If the answer is no, then yes, you could be charged under the act as you are accessing the site using false credentials. Wether or not you are charged would probably depend upon the site owner/D.A. office

At work it is strictly verboten to do any work on a work station you are not logged into. Penalties range from verbal warning to termination depending upon what you are doing at said work station.

Yes, I use her password to log into her premium porn site…This could end in a major embarrassment.

120 Bubblehead II  Jan 15, 2015 3:55:08am

re: #119 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Yes, I use her password to log into her premium porn site…This could end in a major embarrassment.

%-/

121 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 3:55:23am

re: #118 William Barnett-Lewis

Do you really want to bet your freedom on a prosecutor and a jury understanding that?

It’s like living in a house without any doors. If somebody walks in you can ask them to leave, but if there was no door for them to open then no crime has been committed. You have to make some minimal effort to actually secure your space, simply living at an unlisted address isn’t enough, you have to have a door.

122 Dark_Falcon  Jan 15, 2015 4:00:09am

re: #118 William Barnett-Lewis

Do you really want to bet your freedom on a prosecutor and a jury understanding that?

This. Just the threat of prosecution has a massive chilling effect, if only because trying to defend against a criminal charge is prohibitively expensive. Nevermind juries, since only three in 100 federal criminal cases actually goes to trial.

Edited for accuracy.

123 Bubblehead II  Jan 15, 2015 4:01:27am

Bbiaw. Meat world thing to accomplish this morning.

124 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 4:07:52am

re: #121 goddamnedfrank

I know that, you know that and most Lizards know that. Remember Ms. Grace up above? As a prosecutor she was paid not to care &, like too many of that profession , enjoyed not caring.

125 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 4:10:24am

Well now…

126 unproven innocence  Jan 15, 2015 4:15:32am

re: #116 goddamnedfrank

Fixed. Care to comment now? Every example you’ve given is of publicly uploaded and available information with nothing by way of active, technological access controls. A website cookie is on your machine, you have obligation to keep it and the website owner makes a choice whether or not to serve pages to browsers without it. Obscure or unlinked URL’s also aren’t a form of technological barrier.

None of your examples so far are actually relevant to a discussion of Obama’s proposal, they’re all hyperbolic distraction.

May I offer a real-life example? A few month’s ago, a “final bill” from an apartment complex that my daughter had rented arrived at my address, in her name (still her official address). With her permission I examined it. There was a website for those apartments, which offered an online payment option. However, the site’s “Terms of Service” stated explicitly that the website was exclusively for use by residents of xyz Apartments, despite content and advertising that was clearly intended, by design, to be used also by prospective residents.

As a former resident, but not a current one, the TOS made it clear that use of that site for making the final payment either by my daughter or by me would be technically contrary to the “allowed use” of the site, and so might even invite prosecution under the same sort of Federal anti-hacking laws that Aaron chose not to face. (Hells bells, even READING the damn TOS could be so construed, no?)

In a phone conversation with the apartments manager, I mentioned the TOS restriction to use only by “residents”. Not that I wanted to make a Federal case out of it, but we could not really conspire between us to violate current Federal law just for our own mutual convenience, right?

In short order we agreed that I’d just send a check by snail mail, which I did.

It was not my first dealings with that rental office. When I had phoned to try to determine whether the required renters insurance policy renewal info had been received by their office, insurance which I had paid for, I was initially stonewalled with “We cannot give out any information about any of our clients.” Sheesh.

I’m obligated to keep cookies? Don’t think so.

127 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 4:22:45am

re: #125 Targetpractice

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Well now…

It’s a pity that this subject had to be his blind spot given his own breath-of-fresh air iconoclasm of late.
Given his own outspokenness.

128 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 4:26:27am

re: #125 Targetpractice

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Well now…

Even if he had acknowledged the preference civil society has for calmer rhetoric… Fuck it.
I oftentimes forget that until Francis came along I didn’t give two shits for what the Pope said.

129 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 4:27:22am

re: #126 unproven innocence

I meant you have no obligation to accept or keep a cookie. That if the site chooses to send you data without it it’s on them. I’m working late here and not typing clearly.

I still don’t think any of the situations you describe are covered by the proposed law change, like at all. I also think you presented the Swartz case in a way that was entirely antithetical to reality. Absolutely none of what he did could be mistaken for normal use or the innocent behavior of someone accessing data only hidden via obscure addressing. One can argue that data wants to be free or whatever, and that his scheme was in furtherance of this ideal, but in the end his plan would have definitely harmed JSTOR’s revenue stream, which goes to cover that non-profit’s ongoing costs of digitizing content.

130 Dark_Falcon  Jan 15, 2015 4:29:08am

re: #124 William Barnett-Lewis

I know that, you know that and most Lizards know that. Remember Ms. Grace up above? As a prosecutor she was paid not to care &, like too many of that profession , enjoyed not caring.

Again, very true.

131 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 4:30:18am

re: #125 Targetpractice

Well now…

Really? No.

132 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 4:38:27am
By way of example, he referred to Alberto Gasparri, who organizes papal trips and was standing by his side. He said: “If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch. It’s normal. It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.”

So religion is now like the Pope’s poor stupid fat slutty Mom?

Seriously though, all he’s doing is putting faith in the category of shit people generally don’t think rationally about. Which is A.) Kind of obvious, and B.) Not a ringing endorsement of religion.

133 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 4:40:43am

re: #132 goddamnedfrank

So religion is now like the Pope’s poor stupid fat slutty Mom?

Seriously though, all he’s doing is putting faith in the category of shit people generally don’t think rationally about. Which is A.) Kind of obvious, and B.) Not a ringing endorsement of religion.

Your mother’s so fat that casual mention of her obesity will cause her son to slap you if he overhears.

134 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 4:40:56am

re: #128 Alyosha

I find his attitude unfortunate but unsurprising. Personally I laughed hard at the anti-christian comics.

As for Francis, I’d prefer to see him continue to fix other issues first.

135 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 4:45:06am

Remember how the Mormons rioted and killed people when the “South Park” guys produced “Book of Mormon” on Broadway?

Oh wait no they bought tickets.

136 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 4:45:17am

re: #134 William Barnett-Lewis

I find his attitude unfortunate but unsurprising. Personally I laughed hard at the anti-christian comics.

As for Francis, I’d prefer to see him continue to fix other issues first.

Hey, I’m not going to throw him under the bus for his commentary on topical issues that impact the discussion of speech and faith. It is pretty predictable but it’s hard to see a good streak of solid progressive thinking broken. Still good on climate change awareness.

137 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 4:48:14am

re: #134 William Barnett-Lewis

BTW, your posts are personal favourites of mine. The discussions you have with Sergey are delectable :)

138 goddamnedfrank  Jan 15, 2015 4:50:06am

To be fair it could be a lot worse, we could have Benedict instead, using Hebdo as a sounding board to talk about gays and the unborn.

139 CleverToad  Jan 15, 2015 4:50:26am

re: #97 klystron

That piece of art is so gorgeous. Admiring the fine detail and the tiny shiny beads, in awe with no hope of emulation. I need to get back to knitting someday, but cross-stitch isn’t on my bucket list.

The elephant seals weren’t nearly as pretty, I’m sure, but it would be fun to see pics of the baby if they turned out.

(oh well, off to the salt mines. hope there was nothing dramatic or traumatic in the second half of that 700+-comment thread. can only get on in the mornings or evenings, i miss most of the midday burbling.)

140 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 4:53:50am

re: #139 CleverToad

(oh well, off to the salt mines. hope there was nothing dramatic or traumatic in the second half of that 700+-comment thread. can only get on in the mornings or evenings, i miss most of the midday burbling.)

If I had a desk job I’d have a sandwich press by now

141 Varek Raith  Jan 15, 2015 5:00:00am

My most popular tweet;
Telling a former congressman ‘Fuck you’.
Today is a good day.

142 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 5:00:10am

re: #137 Alyosha

Thank you. I enjoy the discussions with him as well; he brings some wonderful arguments to the table.

143 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 5:07:46am

Well, done for the night. Time to go to the range and turn some. 45 ACP into noise and smoke :)

144 Varek Raith  Jan 15, 2015 5:10:22am

re: #143 William Barnett-Lewis

Well, done for the night. Time to go to the range and turn some. 45 ACP into noise and smoke :)

That’s just mean.
/

145 unproven innocence  Jan 15, 2015 5:15:21am

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

None of what you describe would be hacking under the new definition because obscurity is not a technological barrier.

Several months ago, an 18(?) year-old computer science student in Canada was sanctioned on the basis of having found one of those “not a technological barrier” things on the university’s network.

The Ethics Behind Gray-Hat Hacking
Is It Ever Appropriate to Access a System Without Permission?
By Eric Chabrow, January 29, 2013.

Excerpts:

Seeing If Sloppy Coding Was Fixed

The facts of the case, derived from reports from the Canadian newspaper National Post, are that Al-Khabaz discovered a flaw caused by sloppy coding of software known as Omnivox that exposed personal information of more than 250,000 students in a computer system used by most of Quebec’s general and vocational colleges.

..

The computer science faculty overwhelmingly voted to expel Al-Khabaz.

In the United States, laws governing computer access can be found in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Other Western nations, including Canada, have similar laws. “Whereas the intent of the CFAA is to criminalize any unauthorized access of an Internet device, it results in criminals cloaking their illegal hacking and white hats facing criminal risk for their well-intended activity,” explains Doug DePeppe, a lawyer specializing in cyberrisk. “Under the CFAA, the hacker’s intent is irrelevant. Mere unauthorized access violates U.S. federal law.

Bolding mine.

146 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 5:21:08am

Surely people have considered the possibility that the Bothans were utilized by the Rebellion to assume responsibility for all discovered cases of espionage against the Empire. Unless they’re the least useless species at infiltration. How else can we account for the many that died?

147 Dr. Matt  Jan 15, 2015 5:27:17am
148 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 5:33:34am

re: #147 Dr. Matt

I am flabbergasted that doxxing wonder boy UpChuck failed to uncover this connection.
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149 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 5:41:27am

re: #125 Targetpractice

BREAKING: Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to freedom of expression when religion is insulted.

and what if your religious beliefs insult my race, gender, sexual orientation or just my intelligence?

150 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 5:43:05am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

and what if your religious beliefs insult my race, gender, sexual orientation or just my intelligence?

Do you have a dusty old book to back up your outrage?

151 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 5:43:42am

re: #150 Alyosha

Do you have a dusty old book to back up your outrage?

How about Voltaire?

152 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 5:45:41am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

How about Voltaire?

That’s a pretty good one. But was it written by a barely literate class of scribes serving an aristocracy that feared the end of the world?

153 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 5:45:59am

Highspeed Broadband is something the Private Sector should be doing …

COMMUNISM!!!

154 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 5:47:56am

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Really? No.

New Pope, Same As The Old Pope.

(NPSAOP)

155 Dr. Matt  Jan 15, 2015 5:48:21am

%re: #125 Targetpractice

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Well now…

BREAKING: Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to freedom of expression when religion is insulted.

Yet another reason for the RWNJs to hate him…..

For the record, I 100% disagree with this statement. But, I still think he’s been the best Pope in generations.

156 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 5:48:46am

re: #154 FemNaziBitch

New Pope, Same As The Old Pope.

(NPSAOP)

Somewhat of an improvement over Benedict, but still a Pope at Heart. PAH

157 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 5:51:51am
158 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 5:52:33am

re: #125 Targetpractice

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Well now…

BREAKING: Pope still Catholic.

159 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 5:52:58am

re: #156 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Somewhat of an improvement over Benedict, but still a Pope at Heart. PAH

PAH?

160 Alyosha  Jan 15, 2015 5:54:48am

re: #159 FemNaziBitch

PAH?

Aromatic rings. I got one of ‘em.

161 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 5:58:26am

re: #160 Alyosha

Aromatic rings. I got one of ‘em.

Benzene?

162 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 5:59:21am

re: #161 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Benzene?

Bendover?

163 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 6:00:40am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Bendover?

Hi, I’m Ben Dover, Andover.

164 Varek Raith  Jan 15, 2015 6:01:55am

165 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 15, 2015 6:04:10am

Oscars…

Birdman all over it. American Sniper made the Best Picture list but that’s not gonna win.

166 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 6:09:25am

re: #165 Rightwingconspirator

Oscars…

Birdman all over it. American Sniper made the Best Picture list but that’s not gonna win.

The Grand Budapest Hotel is nominated in almost every category. I loved that movie. it was such a welcome break from the cookie cutter stuff that is usually released.

167 Romantic Heretic  Jan 15, 2015 6:10:08am

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

Here’s the main point I’d like to make, if you are going to pack heat in public, it behooves you to not look like a fucking creepsauce pedophile.

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re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

That guy looks in the mirror and sees nothing but macho cool patriotism.

What he sees is what a big dick he has. But not how big of a dick he is.

168 Franklin  Jan 15, 2015 6:11:15am

There are/were simultaneous #blacklivesmatter protests shutting down 93N and 93S into Boston this morning.

Local former baseball player and current radio personality Lou Merloni lets his true colors shine:

Retweeted this Vine:

Retweeted this asshole:

169 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 6:12:03am
170 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 15, 2015 6:12:09am

re: #166 b.d.

Gonna see that on a screener I think. A couple of my neighbors get disks, but it seems the Academy is doing more online with a password.

171 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 6:12:12am

re: #167 Romantic Heretic

What he sees is what a big dick he has. But not how big of a dick he is.

The Aussie bush hat looks too foreign. He’s a poser.
/

172 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 6:12:52am

re: #169 FemNaziBitch

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Now that’s some GoatNews I can enjoy.

173 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:14:00am
174 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 6:14:15am

re: #166 b.d.

The Grand Budapest Hotel is nominated in almost every category. I loved that movie. it was such a welcome break from the cookie cutter stuff that is usually released.

That was a great movie. The format switch was kind of weird, though.

175 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:17:36am

re: #169 FemNaziBitch

Curse the national goat registry.

176 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:18:10am

re: #174 The Vicious Babushka

That was a great movie. The format switch was kind of weird, though.

I saw Chef this year. Is it getting nominated for best everything?

177 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 6:18:29am

Comparing Obama To Hitler, GOP Congressman Follows Conservative Media Lead

going Godwin.

The entire world has figured out that this is an insane argument. Single Party Politics doesn’t work, regardless of the economic system.

178 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 15, 2015 6:20:10am

re: #169 FemNaziBitch

“My goat ate my homework Miss Jones” “See… he’s on the map.”

179 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 6:22:35am

re: #174 The Vicious Babushka

The soothing strains of Salieri F. Murray Abraham made the narration all the more intoxicating.

It was very well done; great acting and visually arresting. But it’s quirky in a way that the Oscars usually don’t go for.

Frankly, I thought that Moonrise Kingdom was better than Grand Budapest, but that’s just me.

180 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 6:24:22am

Oh, and how is The Lego Movie not in among the animated features?

181 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 6:27:05am

re: #180 lawhawk

Oh, and how is The Lego Movie not in among the animated features?

Maybe it’s in “Feature Length Commercials” category

182 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 6:29:10am

re: #180 lawhawk

Oh, and how is The Lego Movie not in among the animated features?

The Academy has always been anti-Dainsh

183 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 6:32:50am
The sole nomination for Guardians of the Galaxywas in Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Not saying it should be nominated at all for anything but for makeup and hairstyling? Makeup and hairstyling on GCI?

184 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 6:33:50am

re: #183 b.d.

Guardians is also nominated in Best Visual Effects

185 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 6:34:43am

re: #183 b.d.

Not true. It got 2 nominations. Best makeup and best visual effects.

186 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 6:35:26am

re: #181 The Vicious Babushka

Notably, the name Lego is never said in the movie. But everyone knows what blocks they are - and they aren’t Mega Bloks.

187 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:37:38am
188 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:38:48am

re: #187 darthstar

Though Danaerys is no Michelle Bachmann.

189 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 15, 2015 6:39:51am

I’m pulling for Interstellar. Original story, capable cast, amazing effects. But science fiction rarely does well.

190 Romantic Heretic  Jan 15, 2015 6:42:12am

re: #177 FemNaziBitch

Comparing Obama To Hitler, GOP Congressman Follows Conservative Media Lead

going Godwin.

The entire world has figured out that this is an insane argument. Single Party Politics doesn’t work, regardless of the economic system.

That’s only because it’s never been done properly! When we take over only true believers will be allowed to remain in this country.

One way or another. Preferably another.

191 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 6:42:26am

Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi unveils the Xiaomi Note, a direct competitor to the iPhone 6 Plus but costing much less.

The phablet is meant to be a high-end device, but will start at the relatively low price of 2299 yuan ($376) when it goes on sale in China on Jan. 27. For consumers in China, that could be a bargain, considering Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus starts at 6088 yuan in the country.

pcworld.com

192 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:43:12am
193 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 6:43:51am

re: #188 darthstar

Though Danaerys is no Michelle Bachmann.

You will address her only as Kaliesi Khaleesi.

195 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:45:34am

re: #193 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

You will address her only as Kaliesi.

Stop quoting my sexual fantasies.

196 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 6:46:53am

re: #193 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Or Daenerys Stormborn. Or half-sister to Tyrion Lannister (oh, the delicious joy if that were true).

197 darthstar  Jan 15, 2015 6:47:05am

Okay…dog walkin’ time…bbl.

198 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 6:47:51am

re: #195 darthstar

Stop quoting my sexual fantasies.

You will undress her only as Jorah Mormont.

199 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 6:55:23am

Ben Shapiro is is a monumental butthurt rage over Grand Budapest Hotel. The only thing that would make it worse for him is if Lena Dunham had been in it.

200 Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2015 6:56:41am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Ben Shapiro is is a monumental butthurt rage over Grand Budapest Hotel. The only thing that would make it worse for him is if Lena Dunham had been in it.

What does he not like about it? I thought it was brilliant, certainly one of the best I’ve seen in quite some time.

201 Eventual Carrion  Jan 15, 2015 6:57:07am

re: #99 Higgs Boson’s Mate

How were the elephant seals? I can’t stand a leaky elephant.

“Looks like you blew a seal”
“Oh no, that’s just tarter sauce.”

202 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 6:59:00am

re: #200 Dr Lizardo

What does he not like about it? I thought it was brilliant, certainly one of the best I’ve seen in quite some time.

203 Eventual Carrion  Jan 15, 2015 6:59:02am

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

There’s a story behind this photograph, and whatever it is it’s incredibly retarded.

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Members of the family reunion dating club.

204 Franklin  Jan 15, 2015 7:00:15am

People selling things on craigslist are crazy. I am looking to buy a used mini fridge for my homebrewing needs. Some people have beat up dorm fridges that retailed for $200, 5 years ago, listed for $150. And this is pretty typical.

205 Franklin  Jan 15, 2015 7:00:54am

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

I WILL TYPE IN ALL CAPS UNTIL SOMEONE TAKES ME SERIOUSLY!!!!

206 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 7:01:33am

re: #204 Franklin

People selling things on craigslist are crazy. I am looking to buy a used mini fridge for my homebrewing needs. Some people have beat up dorm fridges that retailed for $200, 5 years ago, listed for $150. And this is pretty typical.

Yeah, I’ve been looking for a usable washer and dryer for the mobile home I’m in. It’s almost cheaper to buy new…

207 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 7:02:48am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Ben Shapiro is is a monumental butthurt rage over Grand Budapest Hotel. The only thing that would make it worse for him is if Lena Dunham had been in it.

FFS. Is there anything that Ben isn’t butthurt about?

208 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:03:41am

re: #138 goddamnedfrank

To be fair it could be a lot worse, we could have Benedict instead, using Hebdo as a sounding board to talk about gays and the unborn.

Sometimes the pope speaks ex cathedra. Sometimes he speaks ex culo.

209 Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2015 7:07:06am

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

What, is Ben having delusions that he’s like Roger Ebert or something?

210 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:11:54am

re: #209 Dr Lizardo

What, is Ben having delusions that he’s like Roger Ebert or something?

Ben has all kinds of delusions.

211 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 7:15:01am

re: #169 FemNaziBitch

Who ya gonna call? Goat Busters!!!

212 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 7:15:34am

re: #175 darthstar

Curse the national goat registry.

How does it compare with a map of national goat violence?

213 bratwurst  Jan 15, 2015 7:16:32am

In other Oscar nomination news, Breitbart’s John Nolte trumpeting the lack of a nomination for the Roger Ebert bio doc and calling Selma a “race-hoax”.

Fuck you, asshole.

214 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:19:01am

LATIN FOR THE DAY:
Argumentum ex culo

Argumentum ex culo is a Latin translation of PIDOOMA, the acronym for Pulled It Directly Out Of My Ass.[1] This is a self-explanatory origin for woo and pseudoscience statistics, estimates, theories, and, fairly often, evidence, too.

not to be confused with Shlafly Statistics

215 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:19:10am

re: #213 bratwurst

In other Oscar nomination news, Breitbart’s John Nolte trumpeting the lack of a nomination for the Roger Ebert bio doc and calling Selma a “race-hoax”.

Fuck you, asshole.

What a fuckbag

216 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:20:30am

How is “Selma” a “race hoax”? I just can’t even.

217 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 7:21:02am

re: #215 The Vicious Babushka

What a fuckbag

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Can someone translate the wingnut for me? Is Nolte saying Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t have to fight for civil rights or something?

218 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 7:22:00am

re:
#215

Were not racist we have Mia Love!!!11

These are very tiny, small-minded people.

219 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:22:05am

re: #217 Timothy Watson

Can someone translate the wingnut for me? Is Nolte saying Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t have to fight for civil rights or something?

Yeah, I think we are looking a someone who is a graduate of the Michele Bachmann school of revisionist history.

220 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 7:22:26am

re: #217 Timothy Watson

Can someone translate the wingnut for me? Is Nolte saying Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t have to fight for civil rights or something?

They are portrayed as heroes rather than troublemakers, peaceniks, communist sympathizers and and uppity nigras.

221 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:23:11am

re: #217 Timothy Watson

Can someone translate the wingnut for me? Is Nolte saying Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t have to fight for civil rights or something?

Wingnuts are complaining that LBJ is presented as a secondary character, but they’re the same ones who spam that dubious Kessler quote that allegedly “proves” LBJ was a racist.

222 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:23:38am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

They are portrayed as heroes rather than troublemakers, peaceniks, communist sympathizers and and uppity nigras.

THEY DON’T SHOW THAT MLK WAS REALLY A REPUBLICAN!!!1!!!!!

223 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 7:23:45am

re:
#216

Use the Googles yourself i dont have time to do research for you!!!11

224 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 7:25:19am

Wait a second…wingnuts are now angry at the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson and defending him?

…….isn’t Johnson supposed to be one of the Lesser Satans in Wingnutistan?

225 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:25:34am

So, I ordered a bonsai tree as a housewarming gift for one of my husband’s clients.

months ago.

now, they say they killed it or it killed itself and want help. No idea what they did wrong. They read, they researched and did everything right and it is dead.

I have no idea from where I ordered it. All records deleted weeks ago.

*sigh*

226 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:26:48am

re: #224 Timothy Watson

Wait a second…wingnuts are now defending the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson?

…….isn’t Johnson supposed to be one of the Lesser Satans in Wingnutistan?

No, he was a commie bastard, by all accounts.

He betrayed his ultra-conservative race-bating fellow Democrats and went all loving and civil rights oriented in order to gain access to the White House.

227 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:27:16am

re: #225 FemNaziBitch

So, I ordered a bonsai tree as a housewarming gift for one of my husband’s clients.

months ago.

now, they say they killed it or it killed itself and want help. No idea what they did wrong. They read, they researched and did everything right and it is dead.

I have no idea from where I ordered it. All records deleted weeks ago.

*sigh*

Send them a tiny model of a working sawmill.

228 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 7:27:35am

re: #225 FemNaziBitch

Bonsai trees must be watered daily. Period. Do it or they die. The pot has to be small to contain the roots, but for that, it cannot hold more than a day’s worth of moisture.

229 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 7:27:54am

re:
#221

WTFITS?

Wingnuts hate LBJ. They hate the CRA and VRA too. That’s the issue. Wingnut world has a narrative about the Sixties, that that was when the country started falling apart, kicked Gd out of school, Vietnam protesters, hippies and drugs, And THE COURTS made teh dirty slut pills LEGAL!!!!1, etc. Can’t have competing narratives out there.

230 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 7:28:24am

re: #224 Timothy Watson

Wait a second…wingnuts are now angry at the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson and defending him?

…….isn’t Johnson supposed to be one of the Lesser Satans in Wingnutistan?

Edited to say what I meant to say.

231 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:28:35am

re: #229 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#221

WTFITS?

Wingnuts hate LBJ. They hate the CRA and VRA too. That’s the issue. Wingnut world has a narrative about the Sixties, that that was when the country started falling apart, kicked Gd out of school, Vietnam protesters, hippies and drugs, And THE COURTS made teh dirty slut pills LEGAL!!!!1, etc. Can’t have competing narratives out there.

Yes, they are still living in the world of Mad Men.

232 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:28:48am

re: #226 FemNaziBitch

No, he was a commie bastard, by all accounts.

He betrayed his ultra-conservative race-bating fellow Democrats and went all loving and civil rights oriented in order to gain access to the White House.

LBJ GAVE TEH LAZY MOOCHER BLAHS TEH WELFARES & FOOD STAMPS TO MAKE THEM VOTE FOR TEH RACIST KKK DEMOCRATS FOR TEH NEXT 2000 YEARS!!!1!!!!1!!

233 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:29:32am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Bonsai trees must be watered daily. Period. Do it or they die. The pot has to be small to contain the roots, but for that, it cannot hold more than a day’s worth of moisture.

could it be going dormant for the winter?

234 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 7:31:11am

So Oprah Winfrey was involved somehow in the production of Selma? Nolte seems to have a bug up his a2S about Oprah. There’s a special wing of wingnuttery land that has it out for Oprah because reasons.

235 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:31:47am

sign if you wish …

236 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:32:35am

re: #234 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

So Oprah Winfrey was involved somehow in the production of Selma? Nolte seems to have a bug up his a2S about Oprah. There’s a special wing of wingnuttery land that has it out for Oprah because reasons.

Successfull ultra-rich black woman.

Did it all on her own

the HORROR!

237 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:33:11am

re: #234 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

So Oprah Winfrey was involved somehow in the production of Selma? Nolte seems to have a bug up his a2S about Oprah. There’s a special wing of wingnuttery land that has it out for Oprah because reasons.

Wingnuts hate Oprah because she is Rich While Black and also talks about income inequality HURR HURR WHY DOESN’T SHE GIVE AWAY HER MILLIONS IF SHE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT TEH POORS!!!!!!!

238 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 7:33:55am

I guess Breitbart has no problem with a film, American Sniper, which was based on a book written by someone found liable for libel?

239 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 7:33:57am

Good thing I don’t have my Twitters with me today. Or most days. Else I’d be trolling Nolte and Bryan Fischer and the rest of them. By the time I get home I’m too tired to bother.

(I have to leave my smartphone home most days or else I’ll burn through my data limits. Which sort of defeats the purpose of having a smartphone. But there it is.)

240 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:34:09am

re: #214 FemNaziBitch

LATIN FOR THE DAY:
Argumentum ex culo

not to be confused with Shlafly Statistics

In case anyone is wondering at the etymology of culo

241 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:35:29am

re: #240 FemNaziBitch

Bad link at this end.

242 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:36:23am

Wingnut logic about wealth inequality:

HURR HURR IF YOUR POOR & U TALK ABOUT INEQUALITY YOUR JUST JEALOUS OF TEH HARD WORKING BETTERS THEN U!!!!!

HURR HURR IF YOUR RICH & U TALK ABOUT INEQUALITY WHY DON’T U GIVE AWAY ALL UR MONEYS TO TEH POORS!!!!!!!

Umm, who can talk about income inequality.

NOBODY!!!!!!

Not even the Pope?

TEH POPE IS A CINO COMMIE!!!!!!!

243 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:38:46am

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

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Ben does know that Ralph Fiennes really isn’t Voldermort right? Seriously though, I’m not a huge Wes Anderson fan either (though I’ve yet to see the movie in question) but I don’t get why Ben’s having a freakout over this getting nominated.

244 Jenner7  Jan 15, 2015 7:39:18am

re: #200 Dr Lizardo

I loved it. It was quirky and pretty damn funny.

245 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:39:37am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

Ben does know that Ralph Fiennes really isn’t Voldermort right? Seriously though, I’m not a huge Wes Anderson fan either (though I’ve yet to see the movie in question) but I don’t get why Ben’s having a freakout over this getting nominated.

He’s a fan of GotG

246 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:40:24am

re: #245 The Vicious Babushka

He’s a fan of GotG

Ohhhhhhhh.

247 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:41:14am
248 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:41:26am

But yeah wingnuts hate LBJ despite their weird butthurt over MLK being the main focus of Selma. He’s hated even more than Carter is and that’s saying something.

249 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 7:41:31am

re: #191 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi unveils the Xiaomi Note, a direct competitor to the iPhone 6 Plus but costing much less.

pcworld.com

This couldn’t possibly mean that doing all of the R&D here and then having the end product produced overseas is a bad idea.

Edit: “Phablet” just sounds stupid.

250 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:42:19am

Is Bryan Fischer bitching that Kirk Cameron’s “epic” didn’t get nominated? Can’t wait to hear how the Razzies are “Anti-Christian” when Saving Christmas inevitably sweeps the Razzies.

251 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:43:57am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

But yeah wingnuts hate LBJ despite their weird butthurt over MLK being the main focus of Selma. He’s hated even more than Carter is and that’s saying something.

Also rejected by our generation of lefties—the penalty for almost being good enough.

252 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:45:49am

re: #241 Decatur Deb

Bad link at this end.

fix-ed

253 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:45:51am

re: #251 Decatur Deb

Also rejected by our generation of lefties—the penalty for almost being good enough.

Yeah I know. I think LBJ doesn’t get enough credit but as you of course know having lived it, Vietnam.

254 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 7:46:28am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

I’ve seen Grand Budapest, but not the other nominees, and I think some of the problem was that a few of the films in consideration weren’t released until recently so not everyone in the Academy had a chance to watch; this affected Selma more than some of the others.

I also get that Wes Anderson has a specific style that doesn’t work for everyone. Big deal. It’s a well crafted movie with a very specific visual style, just as surely as David Fincher or Peter Jackson or Guillermo del Toro or Martin Scorcese or Stanley Kubrick or Steven Spielberg or George Lucas.

Everyone acted the heck out of that movie.

And people being butthurt about the depictions of LBJ in Selma not being historically accurate? Ummm, which part - that LBJ was a SOB and wasn’t on board with MLK’s decision to test the system, or that LBJ was a SOB who eventually managed to push the CRA over the opposition of Southern white Congress members?

Oh wait, they hate LBJ either way, and double for MLK. This especially goes for the likes of Nolte and Shapiro.

255 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 7:47:23am

re: #250 HappyWarrior

It may have a problem sweeping with Left Behind in the running…

256 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:48:06am

re: #255 lawhawk

It may have a problem sweeping with Left Behind in the running…

Ah that’s right. And Nick Cage is in that.

257 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:48:30am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

But yeah wingnuts hate LBJ despite their weird butthurt over MLK being the main focus of Selma. He’s hated even more than Carter is and that’s saying something.

Wingnuts use the Kessler quote to “prove” that LBJ “tricked” Blacks into voting Democrat with welfare and food stamps. The idea that Blacks will vote for whoever gives them “free stuff” is just completely racist as fuck.

258 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:50:32am

re: #254 lawhawk

I’ve seen Grand Budapest, but not the other nominees, and I think some of the problem was that a few of the films in consideration weren’t released until recently so not everyone in the Academy had a chance to watch; this affected Selma more than some of the others.

I also get that Wes Anderson has a specific style that doesn’t work for everyone. Big deal. It’s a well crafted movie with a very specific visual style, just as surely as David Fincher or Peter Jackson or Guillermo del Toro or Martin Scorcese or Stanley Kubrick or Steven Spielberg or George Lucas.

Everyone acted the heck out of that movie.

And people being butthurt about the depictions of LBJ in Selma not being historically accurate? Ummm, which part - that LBJ was a SOB and wasn’t on board with MLK’s decision to test the system, or that LBJ was a SOB who eventually managed to push the CRA over the opposition of Southern white Congress members?

Oh wait, they hate LBJ either way, and double for MLK. This especially goes for the likes of Nolte and Shapiro.

He pushed the CRA because he could. I’m really not sure anyone else could have gotten the legislation passed. He was the Master of the Senate.

He wanted popularity. He wanted to be POTUS in his own right. He could smell and interpret the winds like no other politician. He gave the people what they wanted because it fit with his agenda.

Only LBJ could have gotten the CRA passed
Only Nixon could go to China.

Sometime we just have to accept that good comes with the bad and take what we can, when we can.

259 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:50:32am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts use the Kessler quote to “prove” that LBJ “tricked” Blacks into voting Democrat with welfare and food stamps. The idea that Blacks will vote for whoever gives them “free stuff” is just completely racist as fuck.

It really is. The fact of the matter is African Americans were flocking to the Democratic Party in the age of FDR and hell some would argue that Hoover’s response to the Great Flood of 1928 started that even more. When it comes down to it, the Republican party and conservatives did everything possible to alienate the African-American community.

260 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 7:51:14am

re: #259 HappyWarrior

It really is. The fact of the matter is African Americans were flocking to the Democratic Party in the age of FDR and hell some would argue that Hoover’s response to the Great Flood of 1928 started that even more. When it comes down to it, the Republican party and conservatives did everything possible to alienate the African-American community.

261 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:52:10am

re: #258 FemNaziBitch

He pushed the CRA because he could. I’m really not sure anyone else could have gotten the legislation passed. He was the Master of the Senate.

He wanted popularity. He wanted to be POTUS in his own right. He could smell and interpret the winds like no other politician. He gave the people what they wanted because it fit with his agenda.

Only LBJ could have gotten the CRA passed
Only Nixon could go to China.

Sometime we just have to accept that good comes with the bad and take what we can, when we can.

He was a man not a saint and I think that’s the problem that some of the left have with him. They can’t put him on the same mantle as FDR or JFK, I really do think LBJ is under-appreciated by people from both sides. I mean the Vietnam issue has to be discussed but his vision domestically deserves credit even if he was a bit of a dick.

262 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:53:19am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

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Conservatives are most comfortable with all memes are set in stone. They hate change —so once a liberal, always a liberal. Once a black republican, always a black republican.

There is only one meaning for the words: god, sex, love, slut, and virgininty actually means something.

263 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:53:52am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

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Jackie Robinson too. Jackie Robinson admired Nelson Rockefeller but the second the GOP made guys like Goldwater who did cater to the desires of segregationists desptie what the revisionists say, he became disgusted with the GOP.The Republicans went with Nixon from getting 35-40% of the AA vote in 1960 to less than 10 with Goldwater and it’s been a steady low pleteau ever since.

264 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:53:56am

re: #258 FemNaziBitch

He pushed the CRA because he could. I’m really not sure anyone else could have gotten the legislation passed. He was the Master of the Senate.

He wanted popularity. He wanted to be POTUS in his own right. He could smell and interpret the winds like no other politician. He gave the people what they wanted because it fit with his agenda.

Only LBJ could have gotten the CRA passed
Only Nixon could go to China.

Sometime we just have to accept that good comes with the bad and take what we can, when we can.

“Only Mitt can get the ERA through.” Nah.

265 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:54:40am

re: #254 lawhawk

I’ve seen Grand Budapest, but not the other nominees, and I think some of the problem was that a few of the films in consideration weren’t released until recently so not everyone in the Academy had a chance to watch; this affected Selma more than some of the others.

I also get that Wes Anderson has a specific style that doesn’t work for everyone. Big deal. It’s a well crafted movie with a very specific visual style, just as surely as David Fincher or Peter Jackson or Guillermo del Toro or Martin Scorcese or Stanley Kubrick or Steven Spielberg or George Lucas.

Everyone acted the heck out of that movie.

And people being butthurt about the depictions of LBJ in Selma not being historically accurate? Ummm, which part - that LBJ was a SOB and wasn’t on board with MLK’s decision to test the system, or that LBJ was a SOB who eventually managed to push the CRA over the opposition of Southern white Congress members?

Oh wait, they hate LBJ either way, and double for MLK. This especially goes for the likes of Nolte and Shapiro.

Right makes sense. Agree about LBJ too.

266 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:55:05am

re: #262 FemNaziBitch

Conservatives are most comfortable with all memes are set in stone. They hate change —so once a liberal, always a liberal. Once a black republican, always a black republican.

There is only one meaning for the words: god, sex, love, slut, and virgininty actually means something.

90-yr old virgin?

267 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 7:55:06am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

He was a man not a saint and I think that’s the problem that some of the left have with him. They can’t put him on the same mantle as FDR or JFK, I really do think LBJ is under-appreciated by people from both sides. I mean the Vietnam issue has to be discussed but his vision domestically deserves credit even if he was a bit of a dick.

In fairness, neither FDR nor JFK were saints, either. But there is more of a mythology that’s been built up about them over the years.

The alternative to Johnson would have been Goldwater. Ponder that idea.

268 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 7:55:52am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

He was a man not a saint and I think that’s the problem that some of the left have with him. They can’t put him on the same mantle as FDR or JFK, I really do think LBJ is under-appreciated by people from both sides. I mean the Vietnam issue has to be discussed but his vision domestically deserves credit even if he was a bit of a dick.

Robert Caro

269 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 7:56:08am

re: #266 Decatur Deb

90-yr old virgin?

Remarkable woman, that Phyllis Schlafly.

270 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:56:40am

re: #268 FemNaziBitch

Robert Caro

When he finally completes those books, I’m going to read all of them.

271 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 7:58:06am

re:
#199

Ben Shapiro is is a monumental butthurt rage over Grand Budapest Hotel

Hmmm, might have to check this movie out. Lots of lizards like it.

As for Ben S, well, doesn’t this movie have ferners in it? Not enough American patriot with gunz.

272 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:58:55am

re: #269 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Remarkable woman, that Phyllis Schlafly.

I can’t believe they still bring her out. Her act would have felt stale in the 60’s I imagine. I’ve said it before but what it amuses me about her is she’s made her fame denouncing women for working outside the home while you know being outside the home. IF she actually adhered to her principles, she’d just be Mr. Schlafly’s husband rather than the other way around. But then again she’s a bigoted old witch.

273 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 7:58:58am

re: #267 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

In fairness, neither FDR nor JFK were saints, either. But there is more of a mythology that’s been built up about them over the years.

The alternative to Johnson would have been Goldwater. Ponder that idea.

Voted against Goldwater, marched against LBJ.

(Actually have to check the NY voting age to see if I voted against AUH2O, or just campaigned against him.)

274 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 7:59:11am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

He was a man not a saint and I think that’s the problem that some of the left have with him. They can’t put him on the same mantle as FDR or JFK, I really do think LBJ is under-appreciated by people from both sides. I mean the Vietnam issue has to be discussed but his vision domestically deserves credit even if he was a bit of a dick.

LBJ, like Nixon, was the kinda politician who was not above stepping on toes to get things done. That was largely the reason why he was put on the ticket with JFK, because he was the elder statesman with an accomplished record to serve as the contrast to the young up-and-comer who was at the top of the ticket. If not for the televised debate, it might very well have been Nixon who was elected president in 1960.

275 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 7:59:40am

I actually do want to check out American Sniper. The last Eastwood war movie I saw was Flags of our Fathers which I thought was quite good.

276 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:00:40am

re: #270 HappyWarrior

When he finally completes those books, I’m going to read all of them.

start now if you haven’t.

I read what is published out of order, but it didn’t matter.

I actually think Means of Ascent was the best. Although Master of the Senate is required reading for good reason.

I can’t say enough about Robert Caro’s writing. The Power Broker will forever change how one sees institutionalized racism in this country. I will never look at a bridge the same way again.

277 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 8:00:47am

re: #274 Targetpractice

LBJ, like Nixon, was the kinda politician who was not above stepping on toes to get things done. That was largely the reason why he was put on the ticket with JFK, because he was the elder statesman with an accomplished record to serve as the contrast to the young up-and-comer who was at the top of the ticket. If not for the televised debate, it might very well have been Nixon who was elected president in 1960.

Johnson played hardball. He was one of those guys you did not want to piss off, or he’d make your political life hell.

278 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:00:47am

re: #267 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

In fairness, neither FDR nor JFK were saints, either. But there is more of a mythology that’s been built up about them over the years.

The alternative to Johnson would have been Goldwater. Ponder that idea.

That’s what I mean though. LBJ doesn’t have the same mythology that FDR and JFK have. Truman suffered similarly arguably until McCullough’s biography.

279 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:01:14am

re: #272 HappyWarrior

I can’t believe they still bring her out. Her act would have felt stale in the 60’s I imagine. I’ve said it before but what it amuses me about her is she’s made her fame denouncing women for working outside the home while you know being outside the home. IF she actually adhered to her principles, she’d just be Mr. Schlafly’s husband rather than the other way around. But then again she’s a bigoted old witch.

Pedestal Elitism at it’s worst.

280 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:02:03am

re: #276 FemNaziBitch

start now if you haven’t.

I read what is published out of order, but it didn’t matter.

I actually think Means of Ascent was the best. Although Master of the Senate is required reading for good reason.

I can’t say enough about Robert Caro’s writing. The Power Broker will forever change how one sees institutionalized racism in this country. I will never look at a bridge the same way again.

Will do. I really don’t like multiple volume bios for this reason though heh but you can obviously tell a whole lot more in a multiple volume biography series than you can in a single volume.

281 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 8:02:05am

re: #274 Targetpractice

LBJ, like Nixon, was the kinda politician who was not above stepping on toes to get things done. That was largely the reason why he was put on the ticket with JFK, because he was the elder statesman with an accomplished record to serve as the contrast to the young up-and-comer who was at the top of the ticket. If not for the televised debate and Mayor Daley’s Chicago Machine, it might very well have been Nixon who was elected president in 1960.

282 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 15, 2015 8:02:27am

re: #267 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

True, but one thing makes me worry a little less. Remember all the things that the hard critics said about Obama? Clinton? GHWB? So much turned out to be utter crap? It works that way with all the candidates (well ‘cept for a unique added racial issue with Obama). None of them are as bad as the hard critics claim, nor as fine a person as their press agent / campaign manager would have us think.

283 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:02:32am

Johnson, for all his faults, got shit done.

That is more than we can say about just about any other politician.

284 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 8:02:41am

re: #276 FemNaziBitch

start now if you haven’t.

I read what is published out of order, but it didn’t matter.

I actually think Means of Ascent was the best. Although Master of the Senate is required reading for good reason.

I can’t say enough about Robert Caro’s writing. The Power Broker will forever change how one sees institutionalized racism in this country. I will never look at a bridge the same way again.

Power Broker is on my wish list. I grew up in New York, and have probably been on every highway and bridge and visited every park Robert Moses built.

285 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:03:08am

re: #280 HappyWarrior

Will do. I really don’t like multiple volume bios for this reason though heh but you can obviously tell a whole lot more in a multiple volume biography series than you can in a single volume.

They each stand alone, really.

286 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 8:03:11am

re: #275 HappyWarrior

I actually do want to check out American Sniper. The last Eastwood war movie I saw was Flags of our Fathers which I thought was quite good.

Eastwood directed it? It just moved from no chance in hell, to perhaps when it hits the torrents.

If you liked Flags, be sure to rent “Letters From Iwo Jima”. Exquisite look at the IJA’s side of the war.

287 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 8:04:10am

re: #272 HappyWarrior

IF she actually adhered to her principles, she’d just be Mr. Schlafly’s husband

So you’re suggesting Phyllis Shlafley is gay or a dude? LOL that typo.

288 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:04:37am

re: #284 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Power Broker is on my wish list. I grew up in New York, and have probably been on every highway and bridge and visited every park Robert Moses built.

It is also on audio.

I really can’t urge everyone to read/listen to all of Robert Caro’s works enough.

289 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 8:04:46am

re: #283 FemNaziBitch

Johnson, for all his faults, got shit done.

That is more than we can say about just about any other politician.

Unfortunately, half of what he got done was shit. Georgia is still executing his victims.

290 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:04:47am

First heard about Moses and the Power Broker when ESPN had a five reasons you can’t blame Walter O’Malley for the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn. Definitely a book I want to check out. I’m trying to find a balance of fiction and non-fiction these days.

291 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 8:04:49am

Here’s the latest scoop from gotnwes.com. Even UpChuck doesn’t have this one!

BREAKING! Here’s a picture of Ted Cruz with his very first trophy #TedCruzCrimes

292 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 8:05:36am

re:
#270

I’ve read them all now. Outstanding.

On the subject of books, now reading Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, by Kathleen Dalton.

amazon.com

It’s. Really. Good.

I bought it six years ago. Don’t think I hardly looked at it until a week or so ago, but finding it hard to put down now.

293 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 8:05:41am

re: #277 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

He could give you the Johnson Treatment. Invite you over to the WH or the Western WH is Texas, and then tell the USSS not to let you off premises. Then, he’d corner you in the office/living room area and smoke up and then get in your face until you’ve relented to his position.

He used all the means of persuasion at his disposal - whether it was the privileges of being President to the personal intimidation factor (given his height and imposing figure).

BTW, if you get out to the Western White House, take the tour. It’s interesting (though no photos allowed in the building itself). They note that the interiors are pretty much as Lady Bird left things before she took ill and went into a nursing home before passing away. The only thing they changed was the carpets, which were so smoke-infused that they had to be replaced. Lady Bird hated his smoking so much that she limited where he could smoke in the house and built her own sitting area for her own comfort.

294 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:06:40am

I really can’t urge everyone to read/listen to Robert Caro enough.

His writing style is not boring or academic. Most enjoyable.

295 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:08:04am

I really can’t urge everyone to read/listen to Robert Caro enough.

His writing style is not boring or academic. Most enjoyable.

296 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 8:08:13am

Here’s the latest scoop from gotnwes.com. Even UpChuck doesn’t have this one!

BREAKING! Here’s a picture of Ted Cruz with his very first trophy #TedCruzCrimes

297 calochortus  Jan 15, 2015 8:08:40am

re: #272 HappyWarrior

I can’t believe they still bring her out. Her act would have felt stale in the 60’s I imagine. I’ve said it before but what it amuses me about her is she’s made her fame denouncing women for working outside the home while you know being outside the home. IF she actually adhered to her principles, she’d just be Mr. Schlafly’s husband rather than the other way around. But then again she’s a bigoted old witch.

May I refer you to The Saga of Phyllistine (left hand column.)

298 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 8:09:42am

Is it sad that the only film that’s been nominated for an Oscar which I have seen is “Guardians of the Galaxy”?

299 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Jan 15, 2015 8:11:50am

Here’s the latest scoop from gotnwes.com. Even UpChuck doesn’t have this one!

BREAKING! Here’s a picture of Ted Cruz with his very first trophy #TedCruzCrimes

300 calochortus  Jan 15, 2015 8:11:54am

Ooops. Double post.

301 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 8:13:37am

re:
#280

I can’t say enough about Robert Caro’s writing.

I’ve read all the LBJ volumes. They’re outstanding.

The Power Broker is so large, though. It’s tempted me, but haven’t given in yet.

Right now I’m reading Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, by Kathleen Dalton. Its. Really. Good. Bought it six years ago and don’t think I ever did much more than glance at it until last week, but can’t put it down now.

302 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 8:13:37am

[duplicate post deleted]

303 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 8:14:18am

Duplicate comment deleted.

304 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 8:14:39am

re: #277 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

He could give you the Johnson Treatment. Invite you over to the WH or the Western WH is Texas, and then tell the USSS not to let you off premises. Then, he’d corner you in the office/living room area and smoke up and then get in your face until you’ve relented to his position.

He used all the means of persuasion at his disposal - whether it was the privileges of being President to the personal intimidation factor (given his height and imposing figure).

BTW, if you get out to the Western White House, take the tour. It’s interesting (though no photos allowed in the building itself). They note that the interiors are pretty much as Lady Bird left things before she took ill and

305 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 8:15:49am

Did the Gremlins get in the server again?

306 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 8:19:15am

re:
#305

Damn hamsters.

307 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:19:50am

re: #305 Timothy Watson

Did the Gremlins get in the server again?

I just rebooted.

308 bratwurst  Jan 15, 2015 8:20:04am

Wow, Jon Stewart displayed a lack of understanding of the true nastiness of Dieudonné last night.

I agree that making such an arrest immediately after a massive “free speech” rally appears hypocritical and sets a dangerous precedent. However, Stewart went on to question the fact that French authorities cancelled shows by this “comedian” last year over his antisemitic stage show.

Stewart suggests the marketplace should make such decisions. The problem with that is that the marketplace DID make a decision…which is why Dieudonné was booked on a national tour to begin with.

Here is the clip from the top of last night’s Daily Show:

309 Dr. Matt  Jan 15, 2015 8:20:34am

re: #305 Timothy Watson

Did the Gremlins get in the server again?

Obama and his broadbands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

310 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 8:21:57am

re: #308 bratwurst

Wow, Jon Stewart displayed a lack of understanding of the true nastiness of Dieudonné last night.

I agree that making such an arrest immediately after a massive “free speech” rally appears hypocritical and sets a dangerous precedent. However, Stewart went on to question the fact that French authorities cancelled shows by this “comedian” last year over his antisemitic stage show.

Stewart suggests the marketplace should make such decisions. The problem with that is that the marketplace DID make a decision…which is why Dieudonné was booked on a national tour to begin with.

Here is the clip from the top of last night’s Daily Show:

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Say what you want about Dieudonné, I like his dress.

311 Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2015 8:22:20am

re: #309 Dr. Matt

Obama and his broadbands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITZ TEH FALLT OF TEH OBAMANET!! THATZ HOW CONSURVATIVS WILL BE REJISTIRED FOR TEH FEMA CAMPS!!!

312 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:22:28am

re: #300 calochortus

May I refer you to The Saga of Phyllistine (left hand column.)

excellent!

313 makeitstop  Jan 15, 2015 8:23:07am

[ duplicate lurk deleted ]

314 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 8:23:33am

re: #305 Timothy Watson

Did the Gremlins get in the server again?

It will not keep my edited changes.

315 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:23:38am

re: #301 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#280

I’ve read all the LBJ volumes. They’re outstanding.

The Power Broker is so large, though. It’s tempted me, but haven’t given in yet.

Right now I’m reading Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, by Kathleen Dalton. Its. Really. Good. Bought it six years ago and don’t think I ever did much more than glance at it until last week, but can’t put it down now.

Robert Caro is on audio as well.

The Power Broker is almost a more important book to read than is the series on LBJ.

316 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:24:32am

Sorry for any duplicate information.

i was trying to post when the hamsters revolted.

I guess some go thru.

317 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:25:42am

re: #287 The Vicious Babushka

So you’re suggesting Phyllis Shlafley is gay or a dude? LOL that typo.

oooh, freudian dude!

318 Rightwingconspirator  Jan 15, 2015 8:25:48am

Drive by.

Pssst… Lawhawk?

You are gonna love this

Wow

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

319 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 8:26:47am

Every minute that passes makes not going to that photo-op of leaders march decision look better and better.

320 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:26:50am

re: #285 FemNaziBitch

They each stand alone, really.

Good point. It’s just my weird OCD in action. I’ll get over it.

321 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:27:39am

re: #287 The Vicious Babushka

So you’re suggesting Phyllis Shlafley is gay or a dude? LOL that typo.

Hahaha oh man that’s a bad typo. wife I meant wife!

322 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 8:28:08am
323 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:28:23am

re: #286 William Barnett-Lewis

Eastwood directed it? It just moved from no chance in hell, to perhaps when it hits the torrents.

If you liked Flags, be sure to rent “Letters From Iwo Jima”. Exquisite look at the IJA’s side of the war.

Yeah I was curious who directed it. I still like old Clint despite the weirdness with the chair at the RNC a few years back.

324 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:28:54am

re: #317 FemNaziBitch

oooh, freudian dude!

Nah more innocent. Someone who hasn’t had their morning cup yet.

325 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:29:30am
326 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:30:41am
327 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 8:31:04am

re: #325 FemNaziBitch

Pope Francis is wrong. Religion deserves ridicule.

Again, what if your religious beliefs (e.g., women are inferior, gays are evil, infidels are going to hell) offend my sensibilities? Just calling this bigotry “religious convictions” does not give you a free pass.

328 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:32:31am

re: #326 FemNaziBitch

*spit*

Stand for life. Well I think it’s very courageous that someone in Texas is standing against the death penalty. Oh? You mean this is just an anti-choice publicity stunt and she’s a typical Republican who doesn’t care about actual you know living breathing life.

329 b_sharp  Jan 15, 2015 8:32:39am

re: #142 William Barnett-Lewis

Thank you. I enjoy the discussions with him as well; he brings some wonderful arguments to the table.

Bleh.

I prefer steak and potatoes at the table.

330 Lidane  Jan 15, 2015 8:33:16am

Gotta love that right wing religious outreach:

331 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:35:05am
332 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 8:35:41am
333 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:37:21am

re: #330 Lidane

Gotta love that right wing religious outreach:

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Yeah these guys are different from Islamists.//

334 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 8:37:38am
335 Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2015 8:39:38am

re: #334 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

In Taco Cat We Trust

In Nyarlathotep We Trust.

336 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 8:41:56am

re: #330 Lidane

Gotta love that right wing religious outreach:

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Bryan Fischer is a walking talking blasphemy just by existing. Sigh. People turn on the TV, see asshats like him held up as Christian & it’s God’s own mercy they turn atheist.

337 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:48:13am
338 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 8:49:02am

re: #331 FemNaziBitch

In Dog We Trust’ accidentally printed on sheriff’s rugs

I want one of the rugs.

Think they are selling the “mistakes” on ebay?

339 CuriousLurker  Jan 15, 2015 8:50:54am

re: #330 Lidane

Gotta love that right wing religious outreach:

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Imagine my surprise. After all, Fischer sided with ISIS when they were trying to exterminate the Yazidis. Apparently Obama only sent help in the form of airstrikes because he wanted to defend devil worshipers.

Someone needs to inform Fischer that Christian Arabs also worship Allah.

340 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 8:51:09am

re: #224 Timothy Watson

Wait a second…wingnuts are now angry at the portrayal of Lyndon Johnson and defending him?

…….isn’t Johnson supposed to be one of the Lesser Satans in Wingnutistan?

You need to keep in mind the RWNJ Hierarchy of Hate.

I have an old copy, but hatred for African Americans that shook up the establishment of White America rate higher for hatred than a White President from Texas that allowed some human rights for those same hated African Americans.

Basically African Americans demand more hate than Whites. Just the way it is.

///

341 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 8:51:29am

Hamster Diagnostics: My comment froze after hitting ‘Post It’, but I found it had gone through normally after I had wandered off for 20 min or so.

342 Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 15, 2015 8:51:47am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts use the Kessler quote to “prove” that LBJ “tricked” Blacks into voting Democrat with welfare and food stamps. The idea that Blacks will vote for whoever gives them “free stuff” is just completely racist as fuck.

That claim dates back to the Reconstruction Period since butthurt started then with the “carpetbaggers” trying to help the recently freed slaves in trying to get established as independent farmers who indeed needed such help given the lack of equipment, livestock, etc. at the time.

343 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:53:11am

re: #339 CuriousLurker

Imagine my surprise. After all, Fischer sided with ISIS when they were trying to exterminate the Yazidis. Apparently Obama only sent help in the form of airstrikes because he wanted to defend devil worshipers.

Someone needs to inform Fischer that Christian Arabs also worship Allah.

Yeah the freakout over “Allah” is amusing. Hell, Allah was probably being said for God before anyone said God given that Christianity has existed in the ME longer than it has in the English speaking world but we’re dealing with Fischer whose main takeaway from the Holocaust is that we should discriminate against gay people.

344 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 8:53:33am

re: #342 Feline Fearless Leader

That claim dates back to the Reconstruction Period since butthurt started then with the “carpetbaggers” trying to help the recently freed slaves in trying to get established as independent farmers who indeed needed such help given the lack of equipment, livestock, etc. at the time.

345 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:54:31am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

Embedded Image

Brilliant.

346 CuriousLurker  Jan 15, 2015 8:55:12am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

Brilliant.

Indeed, good one!

347 Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2015 8:56:00am
348 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 8:56:31am

re: #342 Feline Fearless Leader

That claim dates back to the Reconstruction Period since butthurt started then with the “carpetbaggers” trying to help the recently freed slaves in trying to get established as independent farmers who indeed needed such help given the lack of equipment, livestock, etc. at the time.

What ever happened to 40 acres and a mule?

349 calochortus  Jan 15, 2015 8:57:57am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

Brilliant.

Brilliant, but actually I think they got tagged as lazy when they were working for free.
You’d think all those patriots who carry on about the Pilgrims not getting anywhere until they quit working communally and got onto private ownership, would make the distinction between how hard a slave wants to work and how hard that same person works on his own land, but apparently the point has eluded them.

350 makeitstop  Jan 15, 2015 8:58:12am

re: #318 Rightwingconspirator

Drive by.

Pssst… Lawhawk?

You are gonna love this

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Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

The very thought of hanging out of a helo at 7500 feet makes me woozy. But you can’t argue with the results.

351 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 8:58:36am

re: #348 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

What ever happened to 40 acres and a mule?

Like cake, it was a lie.

352 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 8:59:26am

re: #347 Ace-o-aces

What’s the Arabic word for “Wheezy”?

353 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 8:59:34am

re: #349 calochortus

Brilliant, but actually I think they got tagged as lazy when they were working for free.
You’d think all those patriots who carry on about the Pilgrims not getting anywhere until they quit working communally and got onto private ownership, would make the distinction between how hard a slave wants to work and how hard that same person works on his own land, but apparently the point has eluded them.

True that.

354 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:06:39am

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a 6-year old:

355 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 9:07:34am

re: #349 calochortus

Brilliant, but actually I think they got tagged as lazy when they were working for free.

When you figure out that your personal situation is not going to improve no matter how hard you work, you learn to keep your efforts to a minimum.

356 Ace-o-aces  Jan 15, 2015 9:08:04am

If you got that joke, congratulations…you are old.

357 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:08:33am

re: #354 FemNaziBitch

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a 6-year old:
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This posted by the Mom (me) who taught her kid to jump in puddles.

:)

358 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:11:50am

Remember this?

359 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 9:11:52am

re: #331 FemNaziBitch

In Dog We Trust’ accidentally printed on sheriff’s rugs

You do know that that was at the top of this thread with a big ol’ picture in a tweet by teleskiguy in #54?

(Just teasing…but the picture was quite big!)

And, just in case you missed it…there is a very very cute doggie pictured in #71 that has a call out for you!

360 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:11:58am

My kid has made $800+ selling his old txtbooks on Amazon in the last month.

361 calochortus  Jan 15, 2015 9:12:54am

re: #357 FemNaziBitch

This posted by the Mom (me) who taught her kid to jump in puddles.

:)

And play in the dirt whenever possible!
:)

362 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:13:08am

re: #71 RealityBasedSteve

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YYYYESSSS, I WANT ONE!!!!!

363 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:14:20am

re: #71 RealityBasedSteve

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hahahaha
364 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:15:04am

re: #38 Bubblehead II

Night Lizards. 14 days sober and counting. Time to drink my bed time cup of (herbal) tea and trundle off to bed. See you in the morning.

One Day At A Time!

365 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:15:29am

re: #361 calochortus

And play in the dirt whenever possible!
:)

and exhale on windows and write in it with your fingers.

366 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 9:15:42am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

Remember this?

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Hella job by that flight crew, all of them performed above and beyond.

367 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:15:47am

And the STUPIDEST OSCAR TWEET OF THE DAY goes to…

the envelope please….
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368 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:16:35am

Real Pomskys are expensive and not accepted by the AKC!

hmpf!

369 calochortus  Jan 15, 2015 9:17:06am

re: #365 FemNaziBitch

and exhale on windows and write in it with your fingers.

Especially in the car.

370 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:18:14am
371 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:18:34am

re: #367 The Vicious Babushka

And the Stupidest Oscar Tweet of the Day goes to…

the envelope please….
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Because Brokeback Mountain (a film about white gay guys) beat Crash (a film about race in Los Angeles. Oh wait, it was the other way around? Seriously Erick, there’s an easy cure for homophobia, it’s called not being a pathetic douchebag.

372 danarchy  Jan 15, 2015 9:19:54am

re: #360 FemNaziBitch

My kid has made $800+ selling his old txtbooks on Amazon in the last month.

Not so much made as recouped some of what he spent.

373 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:19:55am

Erick forgets that a lot of the bad guys in Selma were White Christians like him who called themselves conservatives, hi Governor Wallace, Mr. Erickson is on line three.

374 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 9:19:58am

re: #354 FemNaziBitch

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a 6-year old:
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Video

How can anyone not like that man?

Wait…I just posted about that Hierarchy of Hate in #340. Now, I remember.

375 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 9:20:41am

re: #367 The Vicious Babushka

And the Stupidest Oscar Tweet of the Day goes to…

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He just wishes he could go “Bloody Sunday” on teh Gheyz.

376 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:21:32am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Erick forgets that a lot of the bad guys in Selma were White Christians like him who called themselves conservatives, hi Governor Wallace, Mr. Erickson is on line three.

HURR HURR THEY WERE TEH DEMOCRATS!!!1!!!!

377 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:22:04am

re: #372 danarchy

Not so much made as recouped some of what he spent.

You mean what I spent :)

378 Bubblehead II  Jan 15, 2015 9:22:48am

re: #355 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

When you figure out that your personal situation is not going to improve no matter how hard you work, you learn to keep your efforts to a minimum.

Sadly, that is as true today as back then. Why bust your back making management look good when all your likely to get is a kick in the chops and an admonishment that “you can do better”.

nah, I’m not bitter

379 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:24:24am

re: #376 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR THEY WERE TEH DEMOCRATS!!!1!!!!

Gets me thinking though. Weren’t they butthurt last year about 12 Years a Slave winning many Oscar noms last year? God I wish these imbeciles would at least keep a narrative.

380 Bubblehead II  Jan 15, 2015 9:24:50am

re: #364 FemNaziBitch

One Day At A Time!

Yep.

381 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:25:44am

re: #375 William Barnett-Lewis

He just wishes he could go “Bloody Sunday” on teh Gheyz.

He wishes he lived in Russia where he could live in a country with a president as sexually repressed and confused as he is.

382 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:25:53am

re: #379 HappyWarrior

Gets me thinking though. Weren’t they butthurt last year about 12 Years a Slave winning many Oscar noms last year? God I wish these imbeciles would at least keep a narrative.

HURR HURR THEY DIDN’T SHOW TEH GOOD SLAVE OWNERS WHO WAS KIND TO THERE PETS & NEGROES!!!1!!!!!!

383 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 9:27:57am

So Science and Science Fiction Fans …

I love the Sci-Fi Audio Fanmag Podcast StarShipSofa.

I’ve been so involved in audiobooks that it’s been a long while since I’ve listened. I’ve decided to catch-up.

Episode 321 —Producer and Geek Tony C. Smith interviewed Linda Spilker from JPL. YES, the Jet Propulsion Labratory —about the Cassini Project.

What a wonderful, wonderful thing for us non-majors.

Saturn isn’t solid —who knew?

384 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 9:28:10am

re: #378 Bubblehead II

Sadly, that is as true today as back then. Why bust your back making management look good when all your likely to get is a kick in the chops and an admonishment that “you can do better”.

nah, I’m not bitter

Germans have a wonderful term for it: die innere Kuendigung, literally “giving notice internally”. You do not quit your job, you just reduce your efforts to the minimum level necessary to stay employed.

385 makeitstop  Jan 15, 2015 9:28:31am

“Taken” Isn’t a Documentary, Liam Neeson Tells South Texas Parents

A couple of years back he received a letter from a South Texas teacher trying to get 60 kids on a European school tour, but 40 of the kids’ parents had pulled them from the program citing the Taken films.

In December, he received another letter from the same teacher saying she was now trying to get 20 pupils over, but was struggling again with parental fears.

“I was really shocked by that,” a genuinely disturbed Neeson tells News Corp Australia.

“These kids had never been outside the state and she was desperate to get some assurance but what I am doing is writing her a letter or a to-whom-it-may-concern letter that she can print out or send to these parents that this is a movie.

The chance of your kids being taken in Europe are one in 20 million or something.

“I was shocked, I was just shocked. With the success of these films there is the other side and getting a letter like that … It’s fiction, I know stuff happens in life but its still fiction, the Taken movies are fiction.”

Gah.

386 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 9:31:06am

Wingnuts should have they’re own movie awards, they can call them The Baggies or something.

387 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:32:03am

re: #382 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR THEY DIDN’T SHOW TEH GOOD SLAVE OWNERS WHO WAS KIND TO THERE PETS & NEGROES!!!1!!!!!!

But they actually did that heh. I still remember Derbyshire without any sense of perspective complaining that 12 Years a Slave, a film as you know adapted from a slave memoir wasn’t like Gone With the Wind, a work adapted from fiction and someone who had never witnessed slavery first hand.

388 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:32:16am

re: #385 makeitstop

“Taken” Isn’t a Documentary, Liam Neeson Tells South Texas Parents

Gah.

Wingnuts are having baby cows on Twitter because Neeson said something about gun control

HURR HURR BUT HE SHOOTS ALL TEH GUNZ IN TEH MOVIEEEZZZ!!!!!1!!

389 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:32:28am

re: #386 b.d.

Wingnuts should have they’re own movie awards, they can call them The Baggies or something.

The Ronnies. Hey after all everything has to be named after Reagan with them to begin with and Reagan was an actor.

390 Varek Raith  Jan 15, 2015 9:33:01am

re: #388 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts are having baby cows on Twitter because Neeson said something about gun control

HURR HURR BUT HE SHOOTS ALL TEH GUNZ IN TEH MOVIEEEZZZ!!!!!1!!

Wait.
He’s not an advocate for owning lightsabers?

391 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:33:22am

re: #385 makeitstop

“Taken” Isn’t a Documentary, Liam Neeson Tells South Texas Parents

Gah.

I love Liam Neeson. Good man.

392 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:33:48am

re: #387 HappyWarrior

But they actually did that heh. I still remember Derbyshire without any sense of perspective complaining that 12 Years a Slave, a film as you know adapted from a slave memoir wasn’t like Gone With the Wind, a work adapted from fiction and someone who had never witnessed slavery first hand.

Benedict Cumberbatch played the “good” slave owner

393 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:34:19am

Can’t wait to hear Neeson get lectured about how being an actor he doesn’t know what it’s like to live in the “real world” where bad guys are everywhere. Nevermind that Neeson grew up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and knows a thing or two about gun violence.

395 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:35:24am

re: #392 The Vicious Babushka

Benedict Cumberbatch played the “good” slave owner

Did a good job in that. I can’t wait to see him in the Alan Turing bio-epic. Guy is a good actor.

396 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 9:35:39am

re: #393 HappyWarrior

Can’t wait to hear Neeson get lectured about how being an actor he doesn’t know what it’s like to live in the “real world” where bad guys are everywhere. Nevermind that Neeson grew up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and knows a thing or two about gun violence.

..and terrorism with bombings, heavy-handed policing, etc.

397 calochortus  Jan 15, 2015 9:37:04am

My to-do list for today is just jam packed with things I don’t particularly feel like doing, but I think I’d better at least make a stab at doing some of it.
BBL

398 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:37:59am

re: #396 ObserverArt

..and terrorism with bombings, heavy-handed policing, etc.

Yep. He’s an interesting guy heh. Said he got some of his acting inspiration from Ian Paisley’s ramble. Politics is theater after all.

399 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:39:47am

On an OT note, I don’t expect to get every job I interview for but damn man if I follow up with you not once but twice, I think the least you can do is to either call or email me to let me know that I didn’t get the position. Don’t even have to wish me good luck. Just let me know. I made my effort by taking time out of my day to interview with you and wore my best suit. Anyhow rant over but man employers annoy the hell out of me with this.

400 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:42:40am

So Huckabee is attacking Obama’s parenting because he lets his daughters listen to Beyonce. The father of a young man who got arrested for torturing a dog shouldn’t be LECTURING anyone on their parenting. But that doesn’t stop Huckabee who thinks he because he a supposed man of God knows what’s best.

401 Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 15, 2015 9:44:35am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

The Ronnies. Hey after all everything has to be named after Reagan with them to begin with and Reagan was an actor.

But I thought the Two Ronnies was amusing. And I don’t think they want to name their award after two English comedians.

402 GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 15, 2015 9:45:58am

re: #390 Varek Raith

“Your weapons. You will not need them.”

403 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 9:50:04am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

So Huckabee is attacking Obama’s parenting because he lets his daughters listen to Beyonce. The father of a young man who got arrested for torturing a dog shouldn’t be LECTURING anyone on their parenting. But that doesn’t stop Huckabee who thinks he because he a supposed man of God knows what’s best.

And has shared a stage with the pants shitting coward & pedo Nugent. smh.

404 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 15, 2015 9:50:08am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

…But that doesn’t stop Huckabee who thinks he because he a supposed man of God knows what’s best.

He is first and foremost a Man of Politics and he knows what his constituents want to hear from him.

405 Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 15, 2015 9:51:31am

re: #404 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

He is first and foremost a Man of Politics and he knows what his constituents want to hear from him.

Amazing how every single decision along those lines matches exactly what God tells him to do.
//

406 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 9:51:54am

re: #403 William Barnett-Lewis

And has shared a stage with the pants shitting coward & pedo Nugent. smh.

Yeah Nugent is far worse than Beyonce. Speaking of Beyonce though, my little niece was dancing to “All the Single Ladies” the other day. Adorable. Getting really close to taking her first steps.

407 Varek Raith  Jan 15, 2015 9:54:52am

What’s the difference between Ted Nugent and Jane Fonda?
Jane went to Vietnam.

BAM!

408 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 9:55:12am

re: #403 William Barnett-Lewis

And has shared a stage with the pants shitting coward & pedo Nugent. smh.

And pardoned Keith Richards of the Stones, and calls himself a Richards superfan.

The two faces and four chins of the current Huckabee 2015.13a

409 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 9:58:39am

Koch shill tries to debunk The Babushka, gets pwn3d.

410 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 10:02:21am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

If the worst thing you (that’d be Huckabee) can say about someone’s (that’d be the Obamas) parenting skills is that they let their kid listen to Beyonce, then you really are reaching so far out there, that the object is clear across the universe.

Doubly so if your own parenting skills come in question for being on stage with a cretin like Ted Nugent (who engaged in statutory rape - by becoming legal guardian of a 17 year old so he could turn around to have relations with her, and wrote songs about jailbait, etc), or watching your kid get fired from the Boy Scouts for killing a dog.

411 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 10:03:29am

I looked at that Kochsucker’s timeline and blocked its ass.

412 Decatur Deb  Jan 15, 2015 10:06:25am

re: #374 ObserverArt

How can anyone not like that man?

Wait…I just posted about that Hierarchy of Hate in #340. Now, I remember.

Most telling point: He sat down so that he could talk up to her.

413 makeitstop  Jan 15, 2015 10:06:45am

Is this a real quote?

SRSLY?
414 makeitstop  Jan 15, 2015 10:09:04am

re: #413 makeitstop

Is this a real quote?

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EDIT: About.com says yes. Wow.

415 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 10:10:06am

re: #414 makeitstop

EDIT: About.com says yes. Wow.

I can’t guarantee this isn’t Bad Lip Reading

416 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 10:11:52am

CNN Breaking News Banner:

Breaking News

Several people have been killed in an anti-terrorism operation in the eastern Belgium city of Verviers, CNN affiliate VTM News reports.

417 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 10:12:58am

re: #413 makeitstop

And I believe that Mitt Romney is the creation of someone who read Phillip K. Dick’s We Can Build You when he or she was young.

418 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 10:14:51am

re: #417 Higgs Boson’s Mate

And I believe that Mitt Romney is the creation of someone who read Phillip K. Dick’s We Can Build You when he or she was young.

MITTBOT 2.0 IS SURE TO WIN NOW THAT THE BUGS OF MITTBOT 1.0 HAVE BEEN REMOVED!!!1!!!1

419 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 10:15:52am

Minutes highlight Scalise efforts to kill resolution apologizing for slavery

The minutes from a 1996 Louisiana House committee meeting show the efforts that then-state Rep. Steve Scalise took to water down — and try to kill — a resolution apologizing for the role slavery played in the state’s history.

The minutes, obtained by The Hill, say the Louisiana Republican “took exception to being asked to apologize for something the present generation had no part in.” The notes also say that, as a “voice for government, he opposes speaking on behalf of his constituents in such a way.”

420 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2015 10:16:01am
421 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 10:16:08am

Last one out turn out the lights and flip off Greenwald:

Natasha Vargas-Cooper leaves The Intercept for Jezebel

capitalnewyork.com

422 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 10:16:09am

re: #416 b.d.

3 killed so far, according to the Irish Times.

Belgian public television channel RTBF is reporting that three people have been killed during a police counter-terrorism raid in Verviers in the east of the country.
The Belga news agency quoted federal prosecutors saying there had been a police operation near the centre of the town, but did not confirm there had been casualties.
Belga said there were several casualties and said police activity was continuing.

423 Amory Blaine  Jan 15, 2015 10:16:23am

re: #204 Franklin

Totally agree. I’ve been looking for a small one to make into a kegerator or a keezer and the prices I’ve seen are ridiculous. I guess some people don’t understand depreciation. Although I scored a great 18u wall mounted rack for less than half retail.

424 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 10:16:34am

re: #406 HappyWarrior

Yeah Nugent is far worse than Beyonce. Speaking of Beyonce though, my little niece was dancing to “All the Single Ladies” the other day. Adorable. Getting really close to taking her first steps.

White girl watching Beyonce:

425 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 10:17:13am

re: #420 Backwoods_Sleuth

That cast had a particular set of skills… and they will hunt down the Academy and find them.

…. and make their feet hurt every time they walk across their kids/grandkids floors.

426 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 10:17:56am

re: #424 FemNaziBitch

White girl watching Beyonce:
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Hahaha. Reminds me of my niece.

427 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 10:18:53am

re: #410 lawhawk

If the worst thing you (that’d be Huckabee) can say about someone’s (that’d be the Obamas) parenting skills is that they let their kid listen to Beyonce, then you really are reaching so far out there, that the object is clear across the universe.

Doubly so if your own parenting skills come in question for being on stage with a cretin like Ted Nugent (who engaged in statutory rape - by becoming legal guardian of a 17 year old so he could turn around to have relations with her, and wrote songs about jailbait, etc), or watching your kid get fired from the Boy Scouts for killing a dog.

Seriously. What a reach. The Huckster’s got a lot of nerve questioning anyone’s skills or morals but as I said that’s what you do when you’re a sad hack like Huckabee.

428 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 10:20:13am

re: #419 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Minutes highlight Scalise efforts to kill resolution apologizing for slavery

It’s that, his opposition to the MLK Holiday that he really meant it when he said he wanted to be Duke without the baggage. Hope the GOP enjoys the fleas this guy has.I bet there’s even more where that’s from.

429 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 10:20:26am

re: #420 Backwoods_Sleuth

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OMG! I have to show my son these… ;)

430 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 10:21:35am

*DO NOT*

REPEAT

*DO NOT*

continue vacuuming if you experience a hot flash.

431 b.d.  Jan 15, 2015 10:24:50am

re: #421 b.d.

Last one out turn out the lights and flip off Greenwald:

capitalnewyork.com

The first part of Vargas-Cooper’s interview [interviews she had conducted with Jay Wilds, a key witness in the trial of Adnan Syed, the rightfulness of whose conviction for the murder of his ex-girlfriend was investigated in the hit podcast “Serial.”] drew 594,900 unique pageviews its second day live, 83.3 percent of The Intercept’s traffic that day according to internal metrics obtained by Capital.

Glenn really is racking up the pageviews over there.

432 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 10:36:41am

re: #431 b.d.

capitalnewyork.com

Glenn really is racking up the pageviews over there.

433 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 10:43:39am

I went thru bank account, figured out from whom I bought the bonsai.

Emailed them, they responded —solution in progress.

434 FemNaziBitch  Jan 15, 2015 10:43:58am

bbl

435 GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 15, 2015 10:44:27am

re: #422 lawhawk

Guess they be been tracking people who have returned from Syria.

436 The War TARDIS  Jan 15, 2015 10:46:29am

A school program to allow the handing out of religious material at school backfired hilariously in Florida.

Well, the Orange County Public Schools board has finally decided to halt the distributions completely… at least until the policy can be “reworked.” They were fine with the Bibles being given away, but they have no desire to let atheists or Satanists have the same opportunities:

I think, in the end, the US will end up with a large Muslim minority. American Christianity has been so fouled with politics, corruption, avarice, and hate that I think you will see more conversions here over time than in Europe.

437 Mattand  Jan 15, 2015 10:46:37am

re: #431 b.d.

capitalnewyork.com

Glenn really is racking up the pageviews over there.

I’m getting the feeling that people who are leaving the Intercept are experiencing a variation of “You never want to meet your heroes.”

438 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 10:47:14am

re: #432 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Stay on target…. .stay on target….

439 TedStriker  Jan 15, 2015 10:49:49am

re: #437 Mattand

Glenn really is racking up the pageviews over there.

I’m getting the feeling that people who are leaving the Intercept are experiencing a variation of “You never want to meet your heroes.”

Because, more often than not, they turn out to be bigger douchebags than yourself.

440 Amory Blaine  Jan 15, 2015 10:50:06am

re: #436 The War TARDIS

A school program to allow the handing out of religious material at school backfired hilariously in Florida.

I think, in the end, the US will end up with a large Muslim minority. American Christianity has been so fouled with politics, corruption, avarice, and hate that I think you will see more conversions here over time than in Europe.

Heh. The satanists have the coloring book available for download.

441 Timothy Watson  Jan 15, 2015 10:50:19am

re: #438 lawhawk

Stay on target…. .stay on target….

We’re too close!

442 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 10:50:49am

re: #433 FemNaziBitch

I went thru bank account, figured out from whom I bought the bonsai.

Emailed them, they responded —solution in progress.

Bonsai are hard to care for. This may teach them they have a(nother?) child to care for rather than just another house plant. If so, good all the way around. And, in the end, another person who really loves those special plants? That’s a major win.

443 Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 15, 2015 10:52:59am

re: #433 FemNaziBitch

I went thru bank account, figured out from whom I bought the bonsai.

Emailed them, they responded —solution in progress.

If they keep killing them - go artificial!

bonsaiboy.com

444 Amory Blaine  Jan 15, 2015 10:56:21am

I’m growing hard red wheat grass for George. Easy as pie and he loves chomping on it! Also keeps his howling to go outside at a minimum. I escorted him outside for a jaunt around the yard. All was good until he ran out of clean sidewalk and had to walk in the snow. He started grumbling and got more agitated with every step. Laughed my ass off.

445 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 10:56:24am

re: #424 FemNaziBitch

White girl watching Beyonce:
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Video

That’s a future dancer for sure. I love the lifting of the leg to shake it. Way too cute.

446 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 10:57:03am

re: #436 The War TARDIS

A school program to allow the handing out of religious material at school backfired hilariously in Florida.

I think, in the end, the US will end up with a large Muslim minority. American Christianity has been so fouled with politics, corruption, avarice, and hate that I think you will see more conversions here over time than in Europe.

There are some of us Christians (see The Emerging Church in wiki) who will try our best to give people a place to be as well. I don’t care too much about percentages - god = god no matter the name - so if you live a good godly life (heck and even call yourself atheist :) ) you’ll still end up the same place.

But yes, I agree. There will be a larger than present (far larger) Muslim minority here because it gives an honest path to the Lord Our God. If orthodox Judaism was more evangelical, it would do the same. I hope that some of us can grow our branch of God’s Own in the same way.

447 The War TARDIS  Jan 15, 2015 11:04:10am

re: #446 William Barnett-Lewis

I think the religious makeup of the US, come 2100, will look like this.

~40% Christian
~25% Muslim
~10% Buddhist.
~2% Jewish
~3% Other
~20% Atheist/Agnostic (Hopefully, the dickish New Atheism of Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins goes away. If it doesn’t, the numbers if the above can be adjusted upwards.

448 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 11:04:16am

re:
#294

I really can’t urge everyone to read/listen to Robert Caro enough.

Caro does his own audio as well?

I have a (heavily abridged) audio CD version of Master of the Senate read by someone else.

I haven’t listened to anything from audible or Amazon’s audio service. (if they’re different).

I’ve been listening to Shelby Foote’s Civil War volumes on audio CD (MP3 format). In the middle of Volume II. These are read by Grover Gardner who I find pretty tolerable.

449 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 11:08:16am

re:
#323

Yeah I still like Clint, too.

He’s proven to be a very good director. Although in the case of Million Dollar Baby it was probably the best movie I wish I’d never seen.

Just way too heavy.

450 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:09:12am

re: #448 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#294

Caro does his own audio as well?

I have a (heavily abridged) audio CD version of Master of the Senate read by someone else.

I haven’t listened to anything from audible or Amazon’s audio service. (if they’re different).

I’ve been listening to Shelby Foote’s Civil War volumes on audio CD (MP3 format). In the middle of Volume II. These are read by Grover Gardner who I find pretty tolerable.

I only have a few audiobooks. Got Joyce’s Dubliners read by numerous Irish artistic notables and Hemingway’s The SUn Also Rises read by William Hurt. I think I heard Bryan Cranston did a read of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried that was supposed to be excellent.

451 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 11:10:11am

Half-Governor says what?

452 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 11:10:42am

re:
#446

There are some of us Christians (see The Emerging Church in wiki)

Yeah I’ve really liked what I’ve read of Emerging Church.

William, are you a fellow Episcopalian? Couldn’t remember who else was CofE here.

453 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:10:46am

re: #449 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#323

Yeah I still like Clint, too.

He’s proven to be a very good director. Although in the case of Million Dollar Baby it was probably the best movie I wish I’d never seen.

Just way too heavy.

I may like him as a director even better than an actor. He takes on a lot of different projects. Much respect to him there. But yeah his RNC confused me more than angered me. It wasn’t bigoted. It was just really weird. He’s still a legend though and yeah someone I like.

454 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 11:11:41am

Is Charles messing with the Hamster crew…things are a bit wonky?

455 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 11:12:27am

re:
#451

Sarah Palin thinks Obama is “being a chicken” about the Paris attacks

Half governor Palin thinks everyone is supposed to be as obnoxious as her.

456 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 11:13:22am

re: #447 The War TARDIS

(Hopefully, the dickish New Atheism of Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins goes away. If it doesn’t, the numbers if the above can be adjusted upwards.

For that to happen, those of us who believe have to give other people reasons to believe.

I am in the middle of an essay about living the way, the works, that Christ taught because if you simply blather about “faith” or “scripture” it means nothing to people trying to make their way in the world.

Even in Islam is Zakat to the needy. One does not really believe in God if one does not do what God commands.

457 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:14:12am

re: #451 Targetpractice

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Half-Governor says what?

As opposed to her, who quit on her state when she couldn’t handle an ethics investigation and decided that being a right wing folk hero was the better option. Probably was for her wallet but for her credibility. Really what does she want Obama to do? She really needs to get over her hatred of the man.

458 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 11:14:43am

re:;
#453

Yeah I’m almost shocked how good his directed movies are. He’s an OK actor. But more limited as an actor, I think. Although he did do a nice turn of character by playing the photographer love interest in that movie about the bridges of Madison County.

459 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 11:15:31am

re: #451 Targetpractice

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Half-Governor says what?

She needs her image in the dictionary as the illustration for the second definition of the word shrew.

Anymore, I see her image and a gag reflex comes upon me.

Gaaaaaaaa….

460 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 11:17:48am

re: #457 HappyWarrior

As opposed to her, who quit on her state when she couldn’t handle an ethics investigation and decided that being a right wing folk hero was the better option. Probably was for her wallet but for her credibility. Really what does she want Obama to do? She really needs to get over her hatred of the man.

It is her self-created job. I wonder what she will be doing in 2 years when her target is out of office. Hopefully she will be out of her job and out of sight.

461 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 11:18:47am

And while we’re on the subject of bad advice from political wash-outs:

462 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:18:48am

re: #458 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:;
#453

Yeah I’m almost shocked how good his directed movies are. He’s an OK actor. But more limited as an actor, I think. Although he did do a nice turn of character by playing the photographer love interest in that movie about the bridges of Madison County.

Right, good point about range. It’s not really his fault but yeah I agree his films are really well directed with believable characters and he gets good acting out of them. Speaking of American Sniper, man has Bradley Cooper come a long way from the WASPish fiance in Wedding Crashers and his character in the Hangover movies.

463 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:19:24am

re: #460 ObserverArt

It is her self-created job. I wonder what she will be doing in 2 years when her target is out of office. Hopefully she will be out of her job and out of sight.

Hope so but I suspect she’ll be second guessing whoever takes Obama’s place even if it is a Republican especially an establishment type like she hates.

464 lawhawk  Jan 15, 2015 11:19:31am

re: #462 HappyWarrior

Been a fan of his since his days on Alias.

465 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:20:28am

re: #461 Targetpractice

And while we’re on the subject of bad advice from political wash-outs:

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Right Rudy because accusing the president of sympathizing with the Benghazi attackers worked out so well for Mitt last time. Really Rudy, stick to getting mobsters. You’re actually decent at that. On everything else though, you’re an idiot.

466 jaunte  Jan 15, 2015 11:21:00am

Texas Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick Makes Crony Government Official

“…You see the potential for conflicts of interest up and down Patrick’s boards. Also on the energy/oil & gas panel are Tim Dunn, the Midland oilman who single-handedly finances important parts of the state’s conservative network, and who has been in a war with House Speaker Joe Straus for years, and Javaid Anwar, another Midland oilman and GOP donor who gave heavily to Rick Perry’s presidential run.”

The boards will meet privately, of course.

467 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 11:21:15am

re: #452 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#446

Yeah I’ve really liked what I’ve read of Emerging Church.

William, are you a fellow Episcopalian? Couldn’t remember who else was CofE here.

Yep. I’m one of us trying to drag the Episcopalian Church in the direction of our blessed martyr St Jonathan Daniels.

More seriously, I do find myself at home in the liturgy and tradition of the Anglican communion. My personal daily prayer book is a heavily hacked copy of the 1549 prayer book of Archbishop Cranmer & Edward VI. That we have some godly people we can point to as true saints of the church is a plus.

468 Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2015 11:22:49am

re: #456 William Barnett-Lewis

For that to happen, those of us who believe have to give other people reasons to believe.

I am in the middle of an essay about living the way, the works, that Christ taught because if you simply blather about “faith” or “scripture” it means nothing to people trying to make their way in the world.

Even in Islam is Zakat to the needy. One does not really believe in God if one does not do what God commands.

I like what Sheikh Esref Efendi of Berlin has to say:

Selam aleykum

We are here to learn and to listen. To listen closely. In order to learn you need to listen first. We want to start with the words of the prophet (pbuh): “Oh Lord, do not leave us alone with our ego for even a moment. Give us useful knowledge and protect us against useless knowledge. Because if there is useful knowledge there will be useless knowledge as well.”

We ask what is the greatest problem of us humans these days? - It is our ego. If we look up to the heavens and see the angels they do not have an ego and have no problems. No ego, no envy, no jealousy, no greed. So what do we need to do? - Let us become angels. But that is easier said than done because the angels have no ego to begin with. But is there no way for us to become angels? - Yes, but through your ego. You need to overcome it first.

………..

So how to overcome your ego? How to do that? - We recommend: Ask. Ask how to do so and you will get small pieces of advice. And once you start to follow slowly but surely you will overcome your problems with your ego.

The biggest problem of humanity is its ego as the ego likes to put on airs and tries to look greater than it is and claims: “I am someone as well and have skills as well. Why does no one appreciate? Why does no one honor me that high and even higher, as that is how it is supposed to be?”
And the ego claims: “I can do things and have skills.”
It also claims: “I am useful, I am doing good and do good for other.”

……………

There are goldmines. Have you ever heard the gold calling up: “Hey there, I am worth a lot.”
No, never! Oh you piece of gold, hidden inside the dirt, what value do you have, if there was no one with a gold detector to find you and dig you up? If there is no gold master, to dig you up and tell the world how expensive you are, you are worth nothing

We are taking it even further. If there was no master of gold taking that piece of metal out of the earth, melting and shaping it into form for display - have you ever heard all those gems, sparkling in their displays, calling out, look, how beautiful they are?
No, they are staying put humbly for others to marvel at their beauty. So you piece of gold, do you wonder why?

So tell your ego: “Look at yourself in the mirror. If you are being of service to humans, to animals or even the whole of creation, spit at yourself and scold yourself for being so boasting.”
Do not praise yourself and stop counting your good deeds because in comparison to the Lord they are nothing. So stop that. Stop counting your good deeds but let others do that for you.

sufi-zentrum-rabbaniyya.de

469 allegro  Jan 15, 2015 11:22:59am

re: #466 jaunte

Texas Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick Makes Crony Government Official

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The boards will meet privately, of course.

Gee, who coulda knowed.

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470 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 11:23:52am

re: #451 Targetpractice

Plain’s remarks are just another part of the Republican continuum: long on criticism and short on alternative solutions. Their detailed jobs plan, health care plan, and balanced budgets are all in the Vaporware Hall of Fame.

471 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 11:24:06am

re: #466 jaunte

Texas Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick Makes Crony Government Official

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The boards will meet privately, of course.

That’s a feature, not a bug.

472 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:24:35am

re: #466 jaunte

Texas Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick Makes Crony Government Official

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The boards will meet privately, of course.

But he’s a good Christian.//

473 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 11:25:35am

re: #470 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Plain’s remarks are just another part of the Republican continuum: long on criticism and short on alternative solutions. Their detailed jobs plan, health care plan, and balanced budgets are all in the Vaporware Hall of Fame.

To be fair, they pretty much admitted at the start of last year that they had no alternative to the ACA and, more to the point, don’t intend to ever offer one. Like much of their leadership, they want to do it by crisis, i.e. make the situation so horrible that their proposals look tame by comparison.

474 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 11:25:50am

re: #468 Dr Lizardo

Ah, that’s beautiful. Truly godly and worthy of any of God’s prophets. Thank you, I have printed that out.

475 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 11:26:53am

HURR HURR!!!! AND TEH TYRANNICAL TSA STOPS RED BLOODED PATRIOTS FROM THERE 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS ON ALL TEH AIRPLANES, WHICH COULD OF STOPPED TEH 9/11!!!!!!!!!!

476 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:27:15am

re: #473 Targetpractice

To be fair, they pretty much admitted at the start of last year that they had no alternative to the ACA and, more to the point, don’t intend to ever offer one. Like much of their leadership, they want to do it by crisis, i.e. make the situation so horrible that their proposals look tame by comparison.

The funniest was seeing McConnell running against “Obamacare” but for Kinsect. I mean Grimes deserves her ridicule but McConnell should have gotten hammered much harder for his two faced bullshit on health care.

477 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2015 11:28:29am

re: #460 ObserverArt

It is her self-created job. I wonder what she will be doing in 2 years when her target is out of office. Hopefully she will be out of her job and out of sight.

I don’t think it matters who is in the WH next time, she’ll rant about Democrats or teh ebil Establishment GOP.

478 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:28:47am

re: #475 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR!!!! AND TEH TYRANNICAL TSA STOPS RED BLOODED PATRIOTS FROM THERE 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS ON ALL TEH AIRPLANES, WHICH COULD OF STOPPED TEH 9/11!!!!!!!!!!

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I bet she’s pissed that she can’t yell fire in a crowded theater without repercussions either.

479 jaunte  Jan 15, 2015 11:28:58am

re: #475 The Vicious Babushka

Not a student of American History.

480 jaunte  Jan 15, 2015 11:29:44am

Thanks for the pencil, Charles.

481 Targetpractice  Jan 15, 2015 11:30:05am

re: #476 HappyWarrior

The funniest was seeing McConnell running against “Obamacare” but for Kinsect. I mean Grimes deserves her ridicule but McConnell should have gotten hammered much harder for his two faced bullshit on health care.

Grimes was already fighting an uphill battle, even if McConnell is about as popular as syphilis in KY. But her failure to take a strong stand in favor of the ACA and educating folks on how it was helping them through Kynect was a great example of just how doomed her campaign strategy was.

482 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:30:06am

re: #477 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t think it matters who is in the WH next time, she’ll rant about Democrats or teh ebil Establishment GOP.

Right, she seems to loathe the establishment R’s just as much as she does the Dems. She won’t endorse anyone I predict just like last time because it’s easier for her to just stay on Fox and or Twitter and just criticize without having to actually answer questions.

483 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 11:30:38am

re: #479 jaunte

Not a student of Ameican History.

HURR HURR SHE READ RUSH LIMBAUGH’S PATRIOTIC BESTSELLING #1 BOOK 12 TIMES!!!!! HOW MENNY RUSH BESTSELLERS HAS U READ LIBTARD!!!! DON’T WANT TO FACE TEH TROOFS!!!!!!

484 b_sharp  Jan 15, 2015 11:30:46am

re: #480 jaunte

Thanks for the pencil, Charles.

My wife has never said ‘thanks for the pencil’.

485 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:32:34am

re: #481 Targetpractice

Grimes was already fighting an uphill battle, even if McConnell is about as popular as syphilis in KY. But her failure to take a strong stand in favor of the ACA and educating folks on how it was helping them through Kynect was a great example of just how doomed her campaign strategy was.

Yeah she had an uphill battle for sure and I don’t necessarily blame her for distancing herself from President Obama- it is Kentucky after all but yes she failed big time when she could have told Kentuckians that the Kynect was the same as the hated Obamacare instead of letting McConnell get away with it. She also could have handled her association with Obama better. A simple statement like “Yes, I voted for him but we don’t always agree and that’s part of how our society works” would have worked far better than acting like she didn’t even vote for him. Just a disaster. I’ll crack it up to her being a novice running a Senate campaign but it was bad.

486 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 11:33:21am

re: #460 ObserverArt

It is her self-created job. I wonder what she will be doing in 2 years when her target is out of office. Hopefully she will be out of her job and out of sight.

Once Obama leaves office the legions of conservative parasites will spend the rest of their lives proving that everything that’s wrong with America and the world are the fault of Barack Obama. The hippies and Jimmy Carter will finally get a break.

487 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:34:26am

re: #486 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Once Obama leaves office the legions of conservative parasites will spend the rest of their lives proving that everything that’s wrong with America and the world are the fault of Barack Obama. The hippies and Jimmy Carter will finally get a break.

Yeah we’re going to hear about Obama this and Obama that in 2050 much like we still hear about Jimmy Carter over 30 years after he left office. Obama’s going to be the wingnut boogeyman for years to come.

488 Kragar  Jan 15, 2015 11:35:37am
489 Dr Lizardo  Jan 15, 2015 11:35:55am

Well, all I can say is good for this young lady, because this is cool:

American teacher who loves harry potter wins ‘mind-blowing’ trip to capital
Guest of honour: Adaeze Uyanwah will open Tower Bridge, have afternoon tea at Lord’s with Downton Abbey star Jim Carter, and eat a meal prepared by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton

A Californian primary school teacher has won a “trip of a lifetime” to London that includes a tour of the Science Museum with Professor Stephen Hawking and the chance to open Tower Bridge.

Anglophile Adaeze Uyanwah, 24, was named London’s “Official Guest of Honour” by the Mayor’s tourism body, London & Partners, after beating 10,000 other entrants in the global competition.

The two-week trip next month will feature afternoon tea with Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter — who plays butler Carson — at Lord’s cricket ground; eating a six-course meal prepared by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton at his Mayfair restaurant Pollen Street Social; and a tour of Parliament with Speaker John Bercow. She will also edit the London Life section of the Evening Standard for a day.

standard.co.uk

And now on a snarky note, how long before Chuckles doxxes her?

*headdesk*

490 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:37:19am

re: #488 Kragar

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But I bet you she thinks flag burners should be punished. Really this is just stupid. Of course, you can’t joke around about a bomb when going through security. God some people in this country are fucking stupid.

491 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jan 15, 2015 11:37:51am

re: #487 HappyWarrior

Yeah we’re going to hear about Obama this and Obama that in 2050 much like we still hear about Jimmy Carter over 30 years after he left office. Obama’s going to be the wingnut boogeyman for years to come.

That RW pastime will make the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon look like tiddlywinks.

492 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 11:37:52am

re: #488 Kragar

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Does she also think TSA is infringing on TEH CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT THAT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!!!!!!

493 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:38:17am

The French by the way are giving citizenship to the Malian man who saved people in the attacks. Props to them. If such a thing happened here, our wingnuts would probably be demanding his deportation.

494 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:38:44am

Why can’t I bring a howitzer on an airplane. Why is the government violating my rights!

495 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 11:40:37am

re: #493 HappyWarrior

The French by the way are giving citizenship to the Malian man who saved people in the attacks. Props to them. If such a thing happened here, our wingnuts would probably be demanding his deportation.

It would be interesting to watch them tapdance till they found an excuse that wasn’t “because they’re teh Juice!!!”

496 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 11:41:14am

re: #475 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR!!!! AND TEH TYRANNICAL TSA STOPS RED BLOODED PATRIOTS FROM THERE 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS ON ALL TEH AIRPLANES, WHICH COULD OF STOPPED TEH 9/11!!!!!!!!!!

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I guess she never heard that ol’ saw about you can’t yell fire in a theater

497 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2015 11:41:32am

re: #482 HappyWarrior

Right, she seems to loathe the establishment R’s just as much as she does the Dems. She won’t endorse anyone I predict just like last time because it’s easier for her to just stay on Fox and or Twitter and just criticize without having to actually answer questions.

The only person she would possibly endorse would be Cruz and only when it becomes apparent that he has a commanding lead over the other GOP candidates, and then only at the very last possible moment.
So, she won’t be endorsing anyone.

:D

498 ObserverArt  Jan 15, 2015 11:42:57am

re: #478 HappyWarrior

I bet she’s pissed that she can’t yell fire in a crowded theater without repercussions either.

You beat me to the same comment. I plead delays due to beef burrito assembly.

499 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:43:57am

re: #498 ObserverArt

You beat me to the same comment. I plead delays due to beef burrito assembly.

Twas an easy one in fairness. But really, this whole you can’t joke around about bombs is nothing new through airport security. I remember being told that long before 9/11.

500 allegro  Jan 15, 2015 11:44:11am

re: #497 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only person she would possibly endorse would be Cruz and only when it becomes apparent that he has a commanding lead over the other GOP candidates, and then only at the very last possible moment.
So, she won’t be endorsing anyone.

:D

I think it’s more like if she endorsed she’d have to give up some of that PAC money.

501 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:45:45am

re: #497 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only person she would possibly endorse would be Cruz and only when it becomes apparent that he has a commanding lead over the other GOP candidates, and then only at the very last possible moment.
So, she won’t be endorsing anyone.

:D

Probably. She just finds it easier to just second guess people. I hate saying it in 2012 but I actually did have more respect for Bachmann since Bachmann was willing to actually run for president and thus be held somewhat accountable for her positions and rhetoric. Palin meanwhile just prefers to second guess everyone and act like she knows better even though she has no desire to run for any office again.

502 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 11:46:31am

re: #496 ObserverArt

I guess she never heard that ol’ saw about you can’t yell fire in a theater

See Kragar’s post above.

503 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2015 11:46:37am

re: #488 Kragar

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jeebus, lady. If I’m getting on a plane and you think it’s all YOUR right to free speech to joke about having a bomb, I’ll tackle your stupid ass and sit on you until the cops come to haul you away.

504 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 15, 2015 11:48:07am

re: #500 allegro

I think it’s more like if she endorsed she’d have to give up some of that PAC money.

You’ll have to pry that PAC money from her gnarled cold hands.

505 The Vicious Babushka  Jan 15, 2015 11:48:27am

Time to haul out TEH MOAST STUPID 9/11 MEME EVER. Found it on Free Republic years ago.

Wingnut 9/11 fantasy
506 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 15, 2015 11:49:16am

re:
#467

Read a tweet yesterday how Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Convention supposedly disfellowshiped all us Episcopals from true Christianity. LOL. I considered it quite the honor.

507 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:50:00am

re: #505 The Vicious Babushka

Time to haul out TEH MOAST STUPID 9/11 MEME EVER. Found it on Free Republic years ago.

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They do realize that if that were permitted that the hijackers would have been armed too. Let’s also not forget that firing guns on an airplane is just a recipe for disaster too. But hey they got their fantasies and I got mine. Mine typically have some basis in reality though.

508 HappyWarrior  Jan 15, 2015 11:50:38am

re: #506 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#467

Read a tweet yesterday how Albert Mohler of the Southern Baptist Convention supposedly disfellowshiped all us Episcopals from true Christianity. LOL. I considered it quite the honor.

The fundies have been hating “us”- i use that term loosely since I’m only baptized Catholic longer!

509 William Barnett-Lewis  Jan 15, 2015 11:58:15am

re: #507 HappyWarrior

They do realize that if that were permitted that the hijackers would have been armed too. Let’s also not forget that firing guns on an airplane is just a recipe for disaster too. But hey they got their fantasies and I got mine. Mine typically have some basis in reality though.

My fantasies tend to revolve around chubby middle aged women…

What?

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510 The War TARDIS  Jan 15, 2015 12:05:05pm

re: #493 HappyWarrior

Hope he gets that award so many want him to get.

511 EPR-radar  Jan 15, 2015 12:15:01pm

re: #456 William Barnett-Lewis

For that to happen, those of us who believe have to give other people reasons to believe.

I am in the middle of an essay about living the way, the works, that Christ taught because if you simply blather about “faith” or “scripture” it means nothing to people trying to make their way in the world.

Even in Islam is Zakat to the needy. One does not really believe in God if one does not do what God commands.

Part of the trouble in the US is that the emphasis on “faith alone” often seen in Protestant/evangelical thinking can easily lead to a very repulsive religion.

After all, if zealous faith is the only thing that matters, how would one distinguish Christianity from a religion featuring human sacrifice as the central ritual whose believers were firm in their faith?

512 Eventual Carrion  Jan 15, 2015 1:24:08pm

re: #488 Kragar

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Now call her a worthless, piece of shit c*nt. See what she thinks of that speech.


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