Rand Paul: Parents ‘Own’ Children, Not the State, So Vaccines Should Be Voluntary

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Anyone who reads LGF knows that I think Rand Paul is a complete crackpot, but today he outdid himself, saying he thought vaccines should be voluntary because parents “own” children, not the state.

Parents “own” children? What sort of libertarian believes human beings are property?

And what the hell is with the shushing gesture? Good grief.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) doubled down on his position that most vaccines should be voluntary, suggesting Monday that mandated immunization is an example of government overreach.

“The state doesn’t own your children,” Paul said in an interview with CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “Parents own the children, and it is an issue of freedom and public health.”

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In a heated interview with CNBC host Kelly Evans, Paul expressed support for vaccination but bristled at the idea that it should be mandatory.

“I guess being for freedom would be really unusual,” he said sarcastically at the start of the exchange.

Paul also acknowledged hearing about cases in which healthy kids were left with “profound mental disorders” after being vaccinated.

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489 comments

1 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 4:23:50pm
2 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 4:24:01pm

And we thought we’d miss Michele Bachmann…

How silly.

3 A Cranky One  Feb 2, 2015 4:25:54pm

OT, but I thought some folks here would enjoy this.

4 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 4:26:03pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the sanest GOP presidential contender so far…yeah, THAT Ben Carson:

5 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:26:12pm

re: #2 darthstar

And we thought we’d miss Michele Bachmann…

How silly.

Yeah. getting her ‘Gardasil’ vibe off that.

6 b.d.  Feb 2, 2015 4:26:41pm

If you own your kid then I guess we should get rid of that meddlesome Child Protection Agency then too?

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7 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 4:27:46pm

re: #4 darthstar

Sane on this one issue, maybe.

8 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 4:28:11pm

I don’t think the word Freedom ever has been fucked with as much as it has with this class of self serving cretins. You’re FREE! Now just die.

9 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 4:28:21pm

But watch - when the word comes down to support keeping vaccinations voluntary, Carson will fall right into line.

10 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 4:28:26pm

I suppose Rand considers himself owned by Mrs. Paul.

11 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 4:29:23pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

But watch - when the word comes down to support keeping vaccinations voluntary, Carson will fall right into line.

He’ll waffle over the term “safe immunization programs” and how that is defined and implemented.

12 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:29:35pm

re: #10 wrenchwench

I suppose Rand considers himself owned by Mrs. Paul.

Does look a bit like a cod fishstick.

13 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 4:30:42pm
14 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:30:47pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

But watch - when the word comes down to support keeping vaccinations voluntary, Carson will fall right into line.

Except when it comes to his own company’s vaccines.

15 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 4:30:52pm
16 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 4:31:16pm

What happens when parents don’t immunize their first child which catches measles and dies and then their second child catches measles and is in a hospital?

17 Kragar  Feb 2, 2015 4:32:23pm

Rand Paul telling a woman to shush on national television.

Nothing more Republican.

18 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:32:28pm

re: #16 Gus

What happens when parents don’t immunize their first child which catches measles and dies and then their second child catches measles and is in a hospital?

Kids are “replaceable”, doncha know. ///

19 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 4:35:04pm

I’m a bit astonished at the idea that parents “own” children. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m trying to foster my kids’ independence - they’re not old enough, for one thing. But they’re not our property, to do with whatever we please. I’m pretty sure I could easily get arrested if I, say, pulled an Adrian Peterson on my son whenever he was being contrary.

20 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 4:35:25pm

re: #18 Justanotherhuman

Kids are “replaceable”, doncha know. ///

Like the old days. Have 8, keep 4.

21 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:35:27pm

Having kids is like owning a car or a winter coat?

Who knew? Like most parents, I sometimes questioned my parenting skills, but hell, I’ve gotten it all wrong. They’ve been my slaves this whole time.
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22 b.d.  Feb 2, 2015 4:35:50pm

re: #20 #FergusonFireside

Like the old days. Have 8, keep 4.

and tithe one to the church

23 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 4:36:18pm

re: #15 wrenchwench

That’s just stupid.

24 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:36:38pm

re: #20 #FergusonFireside

Like the old days. Have 8, keep 4.

I think the 4 probably didn’t make it to age 5, considering all the communicable diseases and lack of vaccinations.

Now, it’s just tempting fate.

25 sizzzzlerz  Feb 2, 2015 4:37:16pm

So the repugs are pro-epidemic.

Who knew?

26 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 4:37:20pm

You have to have Silly Putty for a brain to get your head around the wisdom of the New Cargo Cult, AKA Grifters On Parade, AKA Clown Car To Nowhere. You can still own people. Yes. Especially your children. I thought ownership extended to material. but that does fall right in line with the reasoning. Get these people out of power.

27 Mattand  Feb 2, 2015 4:37:25pm
Parents “own” children? What sort of libertarian believes human beings are property?

A typical one with an inclination towards racism.

28 Romantic Heretic  Feb 2, 2015 4:38:21pm
What sort of libertarian believes human beings are property?

In my opinion, most of them. They are, it seems to me, congenitally unable to recognize any relationship other than property.

It’s why I distrust them so. Property divides actions towards things into into the categories of wise and foolish. I can use a sledgehammer on my car but it would be foolish.

A child is not property so actions directed towards them are divided into the categories of good and evil. Using a sledgehammer on a child is evil.

Which is why libertarians prefer the only relationship to be property. They can get away with a lot of shit then.

29 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:38:21pm

re: #25 sizzzzlerz

So the repugs are pro-epidemic.

Who knew?

It became obvious when they were cheering on the spread of Obama’s Ebola.

30 b_sharp  Feb 2, 2015 4:38:32pm

re: #23 darthstar

That’s just stupid.

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I think there was a certain amount of sarcasm there.

31 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 4:38:36pm

re: #16 Gus

What happens when parents don’t immunize their first child which catches measles and dies and then their second child catches measles and is in a hospital?

Blame the dirty immigrants for bringing diseases into the country. Or some other convenient deflection.
/

32 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:39:26pm

re: #31 Feline Fearless Leader

Blame the dirty immigrants for bringing diseases into the country. Or some other convenient deflection.
/

And check to see if it’s still ACA open season.

33 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 4:40:09pm

re: #32 Decatur Deb

And check to see if it’s still ACA open season.

And if it’s not - it’s Obama’s fault!
:p

34 Kragar  Feb 2, 2015 4:41:22pm
35 Bubblehead II  Feb 2, 2015 4:41:22pm

re: #16 Gus

What happens when parents don’t immunize their first child which catches measles and dies and then their second child catches measles and is in a hospital?

Gods will and all that.

36 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 4:42:00pm
37 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:42:41pm

re: #34 Kragar

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You missed the obvious derp—the scars are smallpox vac, not measles.

38 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 4:43:54pm

re: #37 Decatur Deb

You missed the obvious derp—the scars are smallpox vac, not measles.

Was going to say but then I closed the Lemon tab.

39 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 4:43:56pm

re: #36 Gus

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E p i c

40 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:44:07pm

Parents do NOT own children Rand. And as I said earlier, we’re talking about vaccines that are for contagious diseases. What’s really sad is that people will give Paul a pass because he’s a doctor but that’s honestly the exact reason that he should NOT get a pass for this.

41 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:44:24pm

re: #38 Gus

Was going to say but then I closed the Lemon tab.

Sounds like a diet soft drink.

42 Kragar  Feb 2, 2015 4:44:50pm
43 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:45:05pm

re: #34 Kragar

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I swear Lemon’s one of the worst reporters I’ve ever seen.

44 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:45:14pm

Gawd, RP’s kids are so fucked.

BTW, Rand Paul is pretty much deaf, and wears hearing aids in both ears. Wonder what caused that?

45 Eventual Carrion  Feb 2, 2015 4:45:44pm

re: #31 Feline Fearless Leader

Blame the dirty immigrants for bringing diseases into the country. Or some other convenient deflection.
/

The Native Americans sure did. But they were right.

46 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:45:59pm

re: #44 Justanotherhuman

Gawd, RP’s kids are so fucked.

BTW, Rand Paul is pretty much deaf, and wears hearing aids in both ears. Wonder what caused that?

I actually was not aware of this. That’s surprising. He’s a fairly young guy who did not serve in the military at any capacity.

47 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 4:46:24pm

re: #41 Decatur Deb

Sounds like a diet soft drink.

Don’t drink it! It’s gone bad!

48 Romantic Heretic  Feb 2, 2015 4:47:19pm

re: #42 Kragar

Why do I have this feeling that the smoke detector ordnance he is bitching about is a local one? These libertarians have such a weird idea of what ‘big government’ is.

49 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 4:47:41pm

re: #10 wrenchwench

I suppose Rand considers himself owned by Mrs. Paul.

Only for a couple hours on special Saturday nights.

50 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 4:47:42pm
51 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:48:03pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

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Now who didn’t see that coming.

52 Kragar  Feb 2, 2015 4:48:25pm

re: #48 Romantic Heretic

Why do I have this feeling that the smoke detector ordnance he is bitching about is a local one? These libertarians have such a weird idea of what ‘big government’ is.

Its satire.

53 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 4:48:47pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

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Derpity derpity derpity derpity derpity derpity derpity derpity

54 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 4:49:05pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

And now @ChuckCJohnson is excreting a whole bunch of crazy shit about vaccines.

He has an inside germ at the sewage treatment plant.

55 b_sharp  Feb 2, 2015 4:49:07pm

re: #52 Kragar

Its satire.

A lost art I’m afraid.

56 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 4:49:32pm
57 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 4:50:38pm

re: #3 A Cranky One

OT, but I thought some folks here would enjoy this.

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Forgot the one for Windows 8. It’s just one finger, we can all guess which one.

58 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:51:23pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

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He’s so cute when he’s condescending. Lemme guess Chuckles, you got a guy at the WHO too right?

59 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:51:24pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

I actually was not aware of this. That’s surprising. He’s a fairly young guy who did not serve in the military at any capacity.

Too much Aqua Buddha?

60 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2015 4:51:51pm

re: #34 Kragar

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measles shot scar?
REALLY?

61 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 4:51:52pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

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He brings evil thoughts.

62 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:52:10pm

re: #59 Justanotherhuman

Too much Aqua Buddha?

I don’t know. Wasn’t the Aqua Buddha just a bong?

63 Kragar  Feb 2, 2015 4:52:29pm
64 Eventual Carrion  Feb 2, 2015 4:53:02pm

re: #54 Decatur Deb

He has an inside germ at the sewage treatment plant.

Related to him probably.

65 A Cranky One  Feb 2, 2015 4:53:03pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

BREAKING: Upchuck trying to score crack!

66 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 4:53:25pm
67 Eventual Carrion  Feb 2, 2015 4:54:33pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

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Globe trotting, award winning, hot Asian wife having, Man of Mystery, C, CJ

68 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 4:54:51pm

Whoa, did the whole world just get stupider? One of the leading candidates for President in one of the two major political parties in the most powerful nation on Earth thinks parents own their children, and that vaccines cause mental retardation.

WTF is going on?

69 thatthatisis  Feb 2, 2015 4:54:56pm

I’m old enough that people still got vaccinated against small pox when I was growing up. But my brother had an allergy to something in the vaccine, so our pediatrician wouldn’t let either of us get vaccinated until he grew old enough to tolerate the vaccine.

We finally were able to get vaccinated when we were 12 or 13. Boy, were we sick. We were both bedridden for about 10 days. I’ll never forget how sick I felt from that vaccine.

This is not really a profound comment, but I took 2 things away from that experience: First, as I told my mom at the time, if I felt this bad from a vaccine, can you imagine what the actual disease is like? And second, what if some traveler had come from a country that had more instances of smallpox? We could have started a catastrophe - there is no other word - among all those too young or incapacitated to be vaccinated. It was smallpox for God’s sake.

A to-boxers are just selfish.

70 Romantic Heretic  Feb 2, 2015 4:55:10pm

re: #52 Kragar

Its satire.

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Oop.

It’s so hard to tell these days.

71 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 4:55:55pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

I don’t know. Wasn’t the Aqua Buddha just a bong?

“The strangest episode of Paul’s time at Baylor occurred one afternoon in 1983 (although memories about all of these events are understandably a bit hazy, so the date might be slightly off), when he and a NoZe brother paid a visit to a female student who was one of Paul’s teammates on the Baylor swim team. According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, “He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They’d been smoking pot.” After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. “They told me their god was ‘Aqua Buddha’ and that I needed to bow down and worship him,” the woman recalls. “They blindfolded me and made me bow down to ‘Aqua Buddha’ in the creek. I had to say, ‘I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.’ At Baylor, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no.”

newyorker.com

So, he’s always been an asshole…

72 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 4:56:00pm
73 Romantic Heretic  Feb 2, 2015 4:56:17pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

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Chuck? Stopping in the airport on the way through is not ‘been to those countries’.

74 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:57:27pm

re: #71 Justanotherhuman

“The strangest episode of Paul’s time at Baylor occurred one afternoon in 1983 (although memories about all of these events are understandably a bit hazy, so the date might be slightly off), when he and a NoZe brother paid a visit to a female student who was one of Paul’s teammates on the Baylor swim team. According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, “He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They’d been smoking pot.” After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. “They told me their god was ‘Aqua Buddha’ and that I needed to bow down and worship him,” the woman recalls. “They blindfolded me and made me bow down to ‘Aqua Buddha’ in the creek. I had to say, ‘I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.’ At Baylor, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no.”

newyorker.com

So, he’s always been an asshole…

Sheesh I had forgotten what a creep he was.

75 Single-handed sailor  Feb 2, 2015 4:58:16pm

re: #44 Justanotherhuman

Gawd, RP’s kids are so fucked.

BTW, Rand Paul is pretty much deaf, and wears hearing aids in both ears. Wonder what caused that?

In vitro exposure to influenza, mumps or measles can do that.

76 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 4:58:20pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

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Really even if that woman was wrong, dismissing her as a crack head? Yeah you’re a classy guy Chuckles. Does your hot Asian wife (tm) like being called a crack addict too?

77 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:00:30pm

re: #75 Single-handed sailor

In vitro exposure to influenza, mumps or measles can do that.

Except I can’t find any info on when he became deaf, or if he was born that way. The only mention is that he wears those hearing aids, nothing further.

Also, in the above quote about “Aqua Buddha”, it’s mentioned he was on the swimming team and if he ever got an infection from swimming in some infested hole, he might have gone deaf.

Also, there might be a remaining parasite residing in his brain…

78 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:00:32pm

re: #75 Single-handed sailor

In vitro exposure to influenza, mumps or measles can do that.

(I think you meant ‘in utero’, unless Rand was a test tube baby)

79 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:01:39pm

There are a bunch of Filipinas at the bottom of the page who seem to be afflicted with some strange curvature of the spine. Won’t someone help these poor women?
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80 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:01:43pm

re: #77 Justanotherhuman

Except I can’t find any info on when he became deaf, or if he was born that way. The only mention is that he wears those hearing aids, nothing further.

Well some people do have naturally bad hearing I guess. I am just surprised he’s near deaf. Figures as he’s tone deaf about reality.

81 Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2015 5:01:47pm

re: #68 Blind Frog Belly White

Whoa, did the whole world just get stupider? One of the leading candidates for President in one of the two major political parties in the most powerful nation on Earth thinks parents own their children, and that vaccines cause mental retardation.

WTF is going on?

This country is getting stupider at warp speed now. I don’t see any end to this.

82 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:02:21pm

re: #81 Skip Intro

This country is getting stupider at warp speed now. I don’t see any end to this.

I do. Fix the bloody education system so that teachers aren’t allowed to derp in the classroom!

83 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 5:02:28pm

TYRANNY!!!! OBAMA WANTS TO TAX TEH POOR MILLIONAIRES WHO INHERITS TEH MILLIONZ!!!!!!11!!
Also: there is a Satanic popup on this website, grab a screenshot for teh lulz

84 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:02:36pm

re: #81 Skip Intro

This country is getting stupider at warp speed now. I don’t see any end to this.

Stupidity seems to be transmissable. If only there were a vaccine for it.

85 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:02:57pm

On-topic, Gov Christie’s favorite non-Ebola infected nurse is on MSNBC in a few minutes.

86 Bubblehead II  Feb 2, 2015 5:03:09pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

(I think you meant ‘in utero’, unless Rand was a test tube baby)

Well that could go along way in explaining somethings. Cross contamination can be a b*tch.

87 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:03:30pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

On-topic, Gov Christie’s favorite non-Ebola infected nurse is on MSNBC in a few minutes.

Ooh this will be good.

88 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 5:03:54pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

On-topic, Gov Christie’s favorite non-Ebola infected nurse is on MSNBC in a few minutes.

re: #85 Decatur Deb

On-topic, Gov Christie’s favorite non-Ebola infected nurse is on MSNBC in a few minutes.

Hope she goes off.

89 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:03:55pm
90 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:03:56pm

re: #86 Bubblehead II

Well that could go along way in explaining somethings. Cross contamination can be a b*tch.

We definitely try to keep crosses out of our sterile cultures.

91 brennant  Feb 2, 2015 5:03:57pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

On-topic, Gov Christie’s favorite non-Ebola infected nurse is on MSNBC in a few minutes.

Popcorns.

92 brennant  Feb 2, 2015 5:04:38pm

re: #89 Gus

…and the dumbfuckery continues.

93 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:04:42pm

re: #89 Gus

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Uh, I don’t know, dumbass. Perhaps because the Supreme Court recognizes that a working vaccine is more important than pointing fingers at who’s liable if something goes wrong?

94 Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2015 5:04:45pm

re: #82 thedopefishlives

I do. Fix the bloody education system so that teachers aren’t allowed to derp in the classroom!

Fix it? The GOP are trying to do away with it.

95 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:05:39pm

re: #89 Gus

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He’s seriously bringing fucking Tuskegee here? Maybe you should ask your neo-confederate pal Chris McDaniel about that one Chuckles.l

96 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:05:56pm

re: #94 Skip Intro

Fix it? The GOP are trying to do away with it.

I know. Believe me, I know. And yet they claim they are “for the children”. Oh, please. They’re just as much about children as they are about veterans - all for them as long as they can score cheap political points, but at the point where the rubber meets the road, they are all in favor of throwing them under the bus.

97 calochortus  Feb 2, 2015 5:06:16pm

So wait, how long do I own my kids? They’re both in their early thirties-is it too late for me to make them do stuff for me? (Might be more effective than telling them to do stuff when they were teenagers…)
I WANT MOAR INFORMATION!

98 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:06:39pm

Fuck if the anti-vaxxers had their way, people would still be dying of Smallpox in this country.

99 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:07:32pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Fuck if the anti-vaxxers had their way, people would still be dying of Smallpox in this country.

Waiting for one of the right-wing nutjobs to say that vaccines are thwarting God’s will by preventing illnesses He unleashed to punish “sinners”… And if you think I’m joking, I might advise you to go see what some of our favorite religious douchecanoes say about HIV.

100 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:07:47pm

I love how conservatives like Chuckles don’t trust the government to vaccine our kids but want the government to be able to execute people. Yeah that’s the ticket fellas. Typical right wing bullshit.

101 Single-handed sailor  Feb 2, 2015 5:07:50pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

(I think you meant ‘in utero’, unless Rand was a test tube baby)

oops

102 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:07:52pm

Nurse Hickox: “Still ignoring science…”

103 thatthatisis  Feb 2, 2015 5:08:09pm

By the way, I missed reading the commemts from everyone here. I took a hiatus from political sites after the Nov 2014 elections because I was pretty discouraged that so many people could support the likes of the Gov of Kansas, or Senator Hog Castrator.

But then I read that even though so many Republicans got elected, more votes were actually cast for Democrats. That gave me some hope back. So I crawled out of my hole again.

104 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:08:25pm

re: #99 thedopefishlives

Waiting for one of the right-wing nutjobs to say that vaccines are thwarting God’s will by preventing illnesses He unleashed to punish “sinners”… And if you think I’m joking, I might advise you to go see what some of our favorite religious douchecanoes say about HIV.

That’s probably coming from a huckster like Bryan Fischer or Pat Robertson that things like vaccines subvert God’s will. Man this is just pathetic. This is what we’re being reduced to.

105 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:08:57pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Fuck if the anti-vaxxers had their way, people would still be dying of Smallpox in this country.

I remember getting the small pox vax when I was about 8. Actually do have the scar high up my arm at the shoulder. That was 65 yrs ago. And it wasn’t just one needle prick, either. : )

106 Bubblehead II  Feb 2, 2015 5:10:26pm

re: #90 Blind Frog Belly White

We definitely try to keep crosses out of our sterile cultures.

Ilmao. I totally missed that.

107 b_sharp  Feb 2, 2015 5:11:18pm

re: #103 thatthatisis

By the way, I missed reading the commemts from everyone here. I took a hiatus from political sites after the Nov 2014 elections because I was pretty discouraged that so many people could support the likes of the Gov of Kansas, or Senator Hog Castrator.

But then I read that even though so many Republicans got elected, more votes were actually cast for Democrats. That gave me some hope back. So I crawled out of my hole again.

Good that you came back.

108 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:12:03pm

re: #103 thatthatisis

By the way, I missed reading the commemts from everyone here. I took a hiatus from political sites after the Nov 2014 elections because I was pretty discouraged that so many people could support the likes of the Gov of Kansas, or Senator Hog Castrator.

But then I read that even though so many Republicans got elected, more votes were actually cast for Democrats. That gave me some hope back. So I crawled out of my hole again.

Did you see your shadow?

109 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:12:57pm

re: #105 Justanotherhuman

I remember getting the small pox vax when I was about 8. Actually do have the scar high up my arm at the shoulder. That was 65 yrs ago. And it wasn’t just one needle prick, either. : )

I imagine the nation was thrilled when Dr. Salk developed the Polio vaccine. That’s a great story in itself by the way. I read that he refused to patent the vaccine because he wanted the vaccine to benefit all of humanity. Fuck Chuckles Johnson for likening vaccinations to the horrible medical experiments done on African Americans.

110 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 5:13:19pm

The wingnuts have been on a Chris Kyle worshipping binge all day. I am seriously expecting someone to claim his holey spirit miraculously cures the measles epidemic by shooting bullets at it.

111 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2015 5:13:32pm

re: #73 Romantic Heretic

Chuck? Stopping in the airport on the way through is not ‘been to those countries’.

Nor is just reading travel brochures…

112 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:14:04pm

re: #105 Justanotherhuman

I remember getting the small pox vax when I was about 8. Actually do have the scar high up my arm at the shoulder. That was 65 yrs ago. And it wasn’t just one needle prick, either. : )

They used to use a little tiny fork and jab a couple times to get a good take. I used to work for a guy who was in the field during the eradication effort. They would go in wherever a case of smallpox had been reported and vaccinate the whole village. To prove the vaccine wasn’t bad for you, he’d have to do it to himself, every time. He’s the one guy I know who would ABSOLUTELY survive a smallpox epidemic.

113 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:15:08pm

Heh…The MSNBC follow-on just showed the Bachmann “vaccination” vid.

114 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:15:36pm

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

The wingnuts have been on a Chris Kyle worshipping binge all day. I am seriously expecting someone to claim his holey spirit miraculously cures the measles epidemic by shooting bullets at it.

My FB feed exploded with Chris Kyle love after that movie came out. Some of it was expected - I have a number of veterans and family of veterans on my feed. But some of it was the typical wingnut “derp derp I worship Jesus and guns” variety. Sigh.

115 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:15:41pm

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

From what I’ve read about it, the movie left out the real, reactionary Kyle and made him seem as though he was “tormented” by his job (that he actively sought, BTW).

People forget that Hollywood is nothing more than a fantasy factory. Which is perfectly all right when it’s not about real people.

116 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:15:44pm

re: #106 Bubblehead II

Ilmao. I totally missed that.

Everyone in my family puns and sees jokes in simple statements like that. You can imagine what family gatherings are like for us - or worse, for outsiders.

117 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 5:15:54pm

PROOF THAT TED CRUZ IS INSANE

118 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 5:16:09pm

re: #103 thatthatisis

By the way, I missed reading the commemts from everyone here. I took a hiatus from political sites after the Nov 2014 elections because I was pretty discouraged that so many people could support the likes of the Gov of Kansas, or Senator Hog Castrator.

But then I read that even though so many Republicans got elected, more votes were actually cast for Democrats. That gave me some hope back. So I crawled out of my hole again.

I feel your pain. I actually took over a year and a half off from politically-oriented websites altogether because I was basically in despair. After the worst happened in Nov. 2014, however, I decided “What the Hell.”

119 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:16:20pm

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

PROOF THAT TED CRUZ IS INSANE

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How many votes is this to repeal the ACA?

120 Belafon  Feb 2, 2015 5:18:02pm

This is awesome:

Measles: What USA could learn from an unexpected expert, México

Since January the 1st, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed 84 measles cases in 14 states.

Only 2 have been reported at the same period in México.

Both were imported. Both were from the USA. Both were unvaccinated patients.

121 Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2015 5:18:05pm

re: #119 thedopefishlives

Cruz would submit a bill to repeal the law of gravity if it was trending among his wingnut followers.

122 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:18:32pm

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

PROOF THAT TED CRUZ IS INSANE

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More like proof that Ted Cruz is desperate for publicity. He knows this is going to fall flat on its face and when it does, he’ll cry about how Obama’s not being reasonable and the sad part is he’ll have some lazy assholes in the media ready to help him.

123 thedopefishlives  Feb 2, 2015 5:19:00pm

re: #121 Skip Intro

Cruz would submit a bill to repeal the law of gravity if it was trending among his wingnut followers.

124 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:19:31pm

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

The wingnuts have been on a Chris Kyle worshipping binge all day. I am seriously expecting someone to claim his holey spirit miraculously cures the measles epidemic by shooting bullets at it.

Okay, so he did good work doing a necessary job that saved American lives. So did a LOT of other soldiers. I’m a little mystified by the level of hero worship for a guy whose job involves killing people from a safe distance, as opposed to the ones who gave their lives for their buddies.

125 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 5:19:56pm

re: #108 Decatur Deb

Did you see your shadow?

If he did it means six more years of derp.
//

126 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:20:11pm

re: #120 Belafon

This is awesome:

Measles: What USA could learn from an unexpected expert, México

But that’s not possible, because CCJ has been to Mexico.
//

127 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:20:59pm

re: #125 Feline Fearless Leader

If he did it means six more years of derp.
//

That’ll only get us half-way through the HRC administration.

128 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 5:21:21pm

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, so he did good work doing a necessary job that saved American lives. So did a LOT of other soldiers. I’m a little mystified by the level of hero worship for a guy whose job involves killing people from a safe distance, as opposed to the ones who gave their lives for their buddies.

Because according to Bryan Fischer, recognizing such acts has “feminized” the MoH.

129 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:21:27pm

re: #126 Blind Frog Belly White

But that’s not possible, because CCJ has been to Mexico. Taco Bell.
//

130 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:22:14pm

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, so he did good work doing a necessary job that saved American lives. So did a LOT of other soldiers. I’m a little mystified by the level of hero worship for a guy whose job involves killing people from a safe distance, as opposed to the ones who gave their lives for their buddies.

I didn’t hear a peep of right wing criticism when Bryan Fischer said Sal Giunta saving his fellow soldiers “feminized” the CMOH like I did when Moore called snipers cowards which as fucked up as it sounds is actually something you do hear uttered by grunts- you love the sniper when he’s your own, hate him when he’s the enemy. Not a defense of Moore’s phrasing or how I feel about snipers but the right jumped on Moore and didn’t have a comment and you’re absolutely right, there’s thousands of guys like Kyle out there who gave their lives or got wounded for their comrades and the right wingers who fawn over Kyle want to cut their benefits or make it harder for them to return to society.

131 thatthatisis  Feb 2, 2015 5:22:19pm

re: #108 Decatur Deb

” Did you see your shadow?”

Yep. When I crawled out of my hole in in the depths of despair, I saw my shadow, so we get 6 more weeks of RWNJs gloating. But the spring will come one day!

132 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:22:45pm

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

PROOF THAT TED CRUZ IS INSANE

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RT if you want to take affordable health insurance away from tens of millions of your fellow Americans, put millions more at risk of losing coverage due to preexisting conditions, and still more at risk of bankruptcy from an unexpected illness!

133 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 5:22:47pm

So is “owning children” the next fallback for those that pine for the slave days of the old south?

134 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:23:29pm

re: #128 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Because according to Bryan Fischer, recognizing such acts has “feminized” the MoH.

Yeah not only is Fischer a sexist pig, he’s also someone who doesn’t have any understanding of what real bravery is. I guarantee anyone who had their life saved by a fellow serviceman would have wanted to deck Fischer if they heard him say that. Fischer is a cowardly asshole.

135 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:24:08pm

re: #132 Blind Frog Belly White

RT if you want to take affordable health insurance away from tens of millions of your fellow Americans, put millions more at risk of losing coverage due to preexisting conditions, and still more at risk of bankruptcy from an unexpected illness!

Honk if you like screwing people over because you hate Obama.

136 PhillyPretzel  Feb 2, 2015 5:24:42pm

re: #133 Great White Snark

Like the nick and the pic. :)

137 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 5:24:47pm
138 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 5:25:09pm

re: #133 Great White Snark

So is “owning children” the next fallback for those that pine for the slave days of the old south?

It’s at least the wedge in the door for you being able to decide to put them to work in a factory - labor laws be damned!
//

139 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 5:25:20pm

re: #135 HappyWarrior

Honk if you like screwing people yourselves over because you hate Obama.

FTFY.

140 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:25:52pm

I’d actually have some grudging respect for Cruz if he actually had a solution to health care problems but nope he’s a typical right wing stooge. Repeal Obamacare and fuck the people who lose their insurance. Really that guy’s a coward. Really Ted if government health care is so bad, why don’t you give up your taxpayer paid health care? Oh it’s a nice perk. Yeah the rest of us just want affordable health care. I know that infuriates you though because you’re nothing but a right wing bully.

141 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:26:11pm

re: #139 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

FTFY.

Yep.

142 dog philosopher  Feb 2, 2015 5:26:25pm

tears into cnbc anchor

if theyre called anchorpersons why cant we just throw them into the sea?

143 Belafon  Feb 2, 2015 5:26:43pm

re: #140 HappyWarrior

Isn’t Cruz using his wife’s health care?

144 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:26:44pm

Either I have a cold (drippy nose) or I’m getting the flu. But no fever, no cough, etc, like the Munchkin had. And since he’s been taking the Tamiflu, he acts “normal” and not sick in the least. He’s going to school tomorrow. But now, his teacher has the flu—I talked to her this morning and she wasn’t going in, either.

Wish me luck that I’ve dodged that bullet. : )

145 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 5:26:45pm

I have a scar on my arm, and I remember a sugar cube they said was a vaccine too (I was just a little kid) but one of the benefits of my recent encounters with the medical community is I got my Tetanus vaccine updated (you’re supposed to get a shot every 10 years, I think.) I don’t know how much time had elapsed…

146 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:26:54pm

re: #138 Feline Fearless Leader

It’s at least the wedge in the door for you being able to decide to put them to work in a factory - labor laws be damned!
//

Yeah! Where does the government get the authority to tell people they can’t make a deal with an employer to work their kids 12 hrs/day, 6 days/week for a pittance in unsafe conditions?

147 Eventual Carrion  Feb 2, 2015 5:27:59pm

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

PROOF THAT TED CRUZ IS INSANE

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And the 50th time is a charm.

148 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:28:25pm

re: #139 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

FTFY.

“Okay, face, I’ve had it with you! Keep it up, and the nose gets it!”

149 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:28:45pm

re: #143 Belafon

Isn’t Cruz using his wife’s health care?

I don’t know. Point is though the repeal Obamacare Congressional crowd is full of people like him who have no problem taking government health care for themselves. Hell I read about one TP guy who actually asked if he could get his Congressional health care before his swearing in. And this of course was a guy who rode to Congress on anti-ACA lies.

150 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 5:28:50pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

I remember liking the sugar cube a lot more than that MMR. I remember the old school 60’s syringe and (maybe IIRC) a dark purple liquid in it. YOu know what I really hated more than the shots? the finger prick for blood tests. I just hated that nurse. Sweet as she tried to be.

151 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:28:55pm

re: #146 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah! Where does the government get the authority to tell people they can’t make a deal with an employer to work their kids 12 hrs/day, 6 days/week for a pittance in unsafe conditions?

Ah. So you’ve been to the tomato fields?

152 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 5:30:04pm

Post on my FB account by someone:

“Technology has now gone too far. I am going to finish this semester and move to northern Saskatchewan where there is no internet and no way to even find out that there is a selfie toaster.”

How do I break it to him that northern Canada is probably not far enough?

153 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:30:34pm

re: #150 Great White Snark

I remember liking the sugar cube a lot more than that MMR. I remember the old school 60’s syringe and (maybe IIRC) a dark purple liquid in it. YOu know what I really hated more than the shots? the finger prick for blood tests. I just hated that nurse. Sweet as she tried to be.

Ah yes the finger prick. I had one when I had my adenoids removed. Hurt like hell.

154 dog philosopher  Feb 2, 2015 5:30:49pm

“The state doesn’t own your children,” Paul said in an interview with CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “Parents own the children, and it is an issue of freedom and public health.”

Ron Paul Announces Will Auction Off Son Rand On EBay

“little punk thinks he can overshadow me does he well we’ll see who’s boss, yeah, yeah rico doesnt like that see?”

155 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:31:11pm

I just realized I’ve had everything removed that you don’t need except for my tonsils. I’ve had the appendix removed(worst pain ever), wisdom teeth, and adenoids.

156 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 5:31:11pm

re: #150 Great White Snark

I remember liking the sugar cube a lot more than that MMR. I remember the old school 60’s syringe and (maybe IIRC) a dark purple liquid in it. YOu know what I really hated more than the shots? the finger prick for blood tests. I just hated that nurse. Sweet as she tried to be.

When I was 5 I got the finger pricks. I felt sorry for the nurse afterward. She drew a face on one of my bandaids.

157 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:31:25pm

re: #140 HappyWarrior

I’d actually have some grudging respect for Cruz if he actually had a solution to health care problems but nope he’s a typical right wing stooge. Repeal Obamacare and fuck the people who lose their insurance. Really that guy’s a coward. Really Ted if government health care is so bad, why don’t you give up your taxpayer paid health care? Oh it’s a nice perk. Yeah the rest of us just want affordable health care. I know that infuriates you though because you’re nothing but a right wing bully.

Not only that, but he’ll have health care of some sort carried over from his “public service” jobs. These kind just love to be double, triple, even quadruple dippers from taxpayers’ money, but if one of the “little people” needs a helping hand from time to time, they aren’t worthy of any govt largesse. That’s for him and his wealthy sponsors who want to keep it all for themselves.

158 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:31:38pm

re: #154 dog philosopher

“The state doesn’t own your children,” Paul said in an interview with CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “Parents own the children, and it is an issue of freedom and public health.”

Ron Paul Announces Will Auction Off Son Rand On EBay

“little punk thinks he can overshadow me does he well we’ll see who’s boss, yeah, yeah rico doesnt like that see?”

Sold to Mr. Koch for a record 500 million dollars.

159 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2015 5:31:45pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

Ah. So you’ve been to the tomato fields?

I started reading “Oliver Twist”, but I had to stop in Chapter 1 or 2, because I kept thinking “There was the Liberarian Utopia!” and I’d get all angry.

160 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:32:44pm

re: #157 Justanotherhuman

Not only that, but he’ll have health care of some sort carried over from his “public service” jobs. These kind just love to be double, triple, even quadruple dippers from taxpayers’ money, but if one of the “little people” needs a helping hand from time to time, they aren’t worthy of any govt largesse. That’s for him and his wealthy sponsors who want to keep it all for themselves.

Yep and that infuriates me just thinking about it. It’s honestly even worse than Ayn Rand taking Social Security since Rand while she was advocating for those horrible policies was merely advocating for them, Cruz votes for them and takes the benefits himeslf.

161 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 5:33:23pm

re: #159 Blind Frog Belly White

I started reading “Oliver Twist”, but I had to stop in Chapter 1 or 2, because I kept thinking “There was the Liberarian Utopia!” and I’d get all angry.

DODGER WAS A JOB CREATOR!!!!1!

162 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:33:28pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

The scar is smallpox and the sugar cube was the oral Salk Polio vaccine. If you work around animals or metals IMHO 10 years. If you get a puncture wound and you are past 5 years get another.

163 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:33:42pm

re: #159 Blind Frog Belly White

I started reading “Oliver Twist”, but I had to stop in Chapter 1 or 2, because I kept thinking “There was the Liberarian Utopia!” and I’d get all angry.

In Ayn Rand’s rewriting of Oliver Twist, Mr. Bumble is the hero. // See also her long lost Simpsons scripts where Mr. Burns is the hero of the show.

164 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:34:01pm

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

DODGER WAS A JOB CREATOR!!!!1!

Bring back the work houses!

165 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 5:34:31pm

I don’t remember the (polio vax) sugar cube, though I must have had it. I remember smallpox vaccination and at least one booster—they scratched you with what looked like a broken needle. No big deal.

The one I hated was the tuberculin skin test where they took what looked like a toothpaste cap with three or four needles sticking out of it and jabbed you with it.

166 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:35:02pm

Psst. LGF made the LA Times.

latimes.com

167 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:35:18pm

re: #166 Gus

Psst. LGF made the LA Times.

latimes.com

A viewing of the video from that appearance shows that interpretation is dead wrong. He contradicted the anti-vaccination viewpoint, and spoke out forthrightly and squarely in favor of childhood immunization and pretty much dismissed the autism link. Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.

168 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:35:21pm

re: #165 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I don’t remember the (polio vax) sugar cube, though I must have had it. I remember smallpox vaccination and at least one booster—they scratched you with what looked like a broken needle. No big deal.

The one I hated was the tuberculin skin test where they took what looked like a toothpaste cap with three or four needles sticking out of it and jabbed you with it.

Ouch! My kids had those tuberculin tests, along with the sugar cube,

What are you, 50-ish?

169 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:35:57pm

re: #150 Great White Snark

I remember liking the sugar cube a lot more than that MMR. I remember the old school 60’s syringe and (maybe IIRC) a dark purple liquid in it. YOu know what I really hated more than the shots? the finger prick for blood tests. I just hated that nurse. Sweet as she tried to be.

My section was alerted to set up a field office in Somalia. We had a day to get everything needed in that part of the world. Still thank the Spec 4 in the pharmacy who gave me the anti-malarial pills, with an unofficial warning:
“Don’t take this shit until you get on the plane.”

It was Mefloquine, later shown to have bad, bad, side effects. The mission was canceled after the Blackhawk Down incident.

170 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:36:05pm

re: #167 Gus

And good for the LATimes for not MBFing it.

171 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 5:36:16pm

re: #163 HappyWarrior

In Ayn Rand’s rewriting of Oliver Twist, Mr. Bumble is the hero. // See also her long lost Simpsons scripts where Mr. Burns is the hero of the show.

Ayn Rand’s A Christmas Carol

Scrooge is the hero, of course.

172 dog philosopher  Feb 2, 2015 5:36:25pm

re: #166 Gus

Psst. LGF made the LA Times.

latimes.com

Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.

hey, the boss got kudos!!! when do we get some?

173 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:36:25pm

re: #167 Gus

Excellent that the LAT got it right this time. : )

Kudos, Charles!

174 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 5:36:39pm

re: #168 Justanotherhuman

Ouch! My kids had those tuberculin tests, along with the sugar cube,

What are you, 50-ish?

62.

175 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:37:35pm

re: #172 dog philosopher

Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.

hey, the boss got kudos!!! when do we get some?

We’re just “LGF sockpuppets.”

//

176 Rocky-in-Connecticut  Feb 2, 2015 5:37:51pm

Republicans, wake up. This is your totem. This is another crackpot shill head on your monument to utter stupidity and complete ignorance. The anti-science permeating the modern Republican Party assures an America that is more stupid, more insipid, and less healthy.

177 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 5:39:01pm

No, Obama Didn’t ‘Pander to Anti-Vaxxers’ in 2008

A viewing of the video from that appearance shows that interpretation is dead wrong. He contradicted the anti-vaccination viewpoint, and spoke out forthrightly and squarely in favor of childhood immunization and pretty much dismissed the autism link. Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.

178 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 5:39:21pm

re: #167 Gus

Must be a different LGF, we’re irrelevant!
//

179 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 5:39:35pm

re: #167 Gus

You should Page that….

180 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:39:41pm

re: #176 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Republicans, wake up. This is your totem. This is another crackpot shill head on your monument to utter stupidity and complete ignorance. The anti-science permeating the modern Republican Party assures an America that is more stupid, more insipid, and less healthy.

Which works for them. Insanity from the “Church Of I’ve Got Mine, Fuck Off And Die.”

181 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:39:42pm
182 b.d.  Feb 2, 2015 5:40:34pm

Congratulations Charles and lizards sockpuppets

183 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:40:34pm

re: #181 Gus

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Basically, he did the total opposite of what Christie did.

184 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 5:40:34pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

No, Obama Didn’t ‘Pander to Anti-Vaxxers’ in 2008

Congrats dude LA Times is the bigs.

185 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:41:25pm

re: #182 b.d.

Congratulations Charles and lizards sockpuppets

We’re not us.

186 dog philosopher  Feb 2, 2015 5:41:58pm

Scott Walker is a White Walker

winter is coming

187 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:42:07pm

re: #174 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

62.

Ah, so. I’ll be 74 this month, and they didn’t have the sugar cubes or tuberculin tests for us. But those small pox jabs, a dozen or more needle pricks; don’t remember anything else. I’ve enjoyed excellent health for the most part of my life, though I was quite ill for over a week once when I was 6 or 7—even hallucinating, in a darkened room—could have been measles, because I remember scratching. A lot of kids in the orphanage were sick.

188 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 2, 2015 5:42:35pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

No, Obama Didn’t ‘Pander to Anti-Vaxxers’ in 2008

Well done. All I can add is “In Your Face, upChuck”

RBS

189 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:42:56pm

Sad trombone for the LGF haters.

190 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:43:01pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

No, Obama Didn’t ‘Pander to Anti-Vaxxers’ in 2008

Upchuck is not going to like this one bit, you know. : )

191 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:43:59pm
192 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2015 5:44:44pm

So if parents “own” their “children” and it should be their choice, he must be pro-choice when it comes to abortion as well…. Oh. Wait a minute.

193 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 5:45:15pm
194 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 5:45:20pm

re: #187 Justanotherhuman

Ah, so. I’ll be 74 this month, and they didn’t have the sugar cubes or tuberculin tests for us. But those small pox jabs, a dozen or more needle pricks; don’t remember anything else. I’ve enjoyed excellent health for the most part of my life, though I was quite ill for over a week once when I was 6 or 7—even hallucinating, in a darkened room—could have been measles, because I remember scratching. A lot of kids in the orphanage were sick.

I had the measles, and rubella (German measles)—twice, supposedly. There are other diseases that can emulate that, so who knows?

I finally realized a few years ago that never having had the mumps, I still needed the second “M” part of MMR, and got one.

195 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:45:28pm

So Charles gets mentioned by the LA Times. So he’s not irrelevant. No, he’s part of the “lamestream” media but not Fox because Fox is a plucky underground news network run by a simple former Nixon and H.W Bush campaign man and owned by a humble Australian octogenarian.

196 Jenner7  Feb 2, 2015 5:46:03pm
197 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:46:19pm
198 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:47:04pm
199 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:47:07pm

re: #192 GlutenFreeJesus

GOP choice is what they say it is. They are for life unless they are against life but choice of life is left to who chooses the life in question unless it’s some thing we said it wasn’t then it is. See?

200 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 5:51:05pm
201 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:51:08pm

re: #191 nines09

Salk and Sabin oral polio vaccine.

Salk was a god to our generation of Pittsburghers. He got us away from the iron lungs.

202 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 5:55:14pm
Perhaps not the best way to spend a life
203 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 5:55:44pm
204 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:57:08pm

re: #201 Decatur Deb

Salk was a god to our generation of Pittsburghers. He got us away from the iron lungs.

Can you see the jackals lining up to tell Jonas he’s leaving money on the table if it was today? The March Of Dimes helped pay for that research, and Jonas Salk was a Saint.
He said you could no more patent the sun.

205 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:57:09pm

re: #201 Decatur Deb

Salk was a god to our generation of Pittsburghers. He got us away from the iron lungs.

List of poliomyelitis survivors

en.wikipedia.org

206 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:57:22pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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It’d be nice but so many of these journalists are stubborn assholes who don’t have the integrity to just admit that they fucked up.

207 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 5:57:23pm

re: #102 Decatur Deb

Nurse Hickox: “Still ignoring science…”

I hope she haunts him from now until the day he bows out of the race for President.

And I have a feeling that if Christie crashes as a presidential candidate he will also be out as governor should he try to run again. Any mystique he might have had as a fighter for all will have been shown to be full of hot air and bluff.

208 dog philosopher  Feb 2, 2015 5:58:50pm

re: #187 Justanotherhuman

Ah, so. I’ll be 74 this month, and they didn’t have the sugar cubes

i remember taking something on a blotter with a picture of mickey mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice does that count?

209 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 5:59:10pm

re: #207 ObserverArt

I hope she haunts him from now until the day he bows out of the race for President.

And I have a feeling that if Christie crashes as a presidential candidate he will also be out as governor should he try to run again. Any mystique he might have had as a fighter for all will have been shown to be full of hot air and bluff.

I think he’s term limited as governor. Not sure though.

210 A Cranky One  Feb 2, 2015 5:59:24pm

re: #182 b.d.

Congratulations Charles and lizards sockpuppets

Who are you calling a sockpuppet?

211 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 5:59:41pm

re: #208 dog philosopher

Yes. That was called expanding.

212 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 5:59:45pm

re: #208 dog philosopher

i remember taking something on a blotter with a picture of mickey mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice does that count?

Haha, that had to be the 60s. : )

213 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 6:00:26pm

re: #208 dog philosopher

i remember taking something on a blotter with a picture of mickey mouse as the sorcerer’s apprentice does that count?

Was it brown?

214 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 6:01:09pm

re: #213 Decatur Deb

Was it brown?

Did it look like a window pane?

215 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 6:02:16pm

re: #202 Decatur Deb

And the mothers fear that their little boy or girl could go there.

216 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 6:03:16pm

re: #205 Justanotherhuman

List of poliomyelitis survivors

en.wikipedia.org

The secretary in our Army shop was an unnecessary survivor. Her parents put her in a wheelchair a generation after Salk and Sabin. Not a happy young lady.

217 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 6:04:17pm

re: #210 A Cranky One

Who are you calling a sockpuppet?

218 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 6:05:01pm

re: #205 Justanotherhuman

List of poliomyelitis survivors

en.wikipedia.org

I see Mitch McConnell on that list. Maybe a nice question about vaccinations should be tossed his way.

219 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:05:05pm
220 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 6:05:26pm

re: #209 HappyWarrior

I think he’s term limited as governor. Not sure though.

He is.

221 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:05:55pm

re: #219 Charles Johnson

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What caused that? :D :D :D

222 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:06:27pm
223 Bear  Feb 2, 2015 6:06:56pm

I had chicken pox but not mumps or measles. Got smallpox just after high school. Then shot after shot in the army. One of the Army shots was new and we were made to sit down for a while to make certain we did not pass out. Don’t remember when I got the polio one but it was when first available. Even had a Rocky Mountain tick shot once. I think I had a bubonic plague shot in the Army. Guess I am one of the antivaxers.

224 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 6:07:23pm

re: #222 Gus

Dude you win the internet tonight.

225 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 6:07:25pm

re: #203 Gus

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Wow, Nationwide got a lot of blow back from that commercial.

226 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:07:34pm

re: #220 Feline Fearless Leader

He is.

Thanks. I figured he was but there’s a couple states that don’t term limit their governors and wasn’t sure if Jersey was one of them.

227 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 6:08:59pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior

Thanks. I figured he was but there’s a couple states that don’t term limit their governors and wasn’t sure if Jersey was one of them.

Looked it up a few weeks ago when I was wondering the same thing. Limited to serving max of two terms in a row. But he could sit out a term and then run again if he wanted.

228 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 6:09:13pm

re: #223 Bear

I had chicken pox but not mumps or measles. Got smallpox just after high school. Then shot after shot in the army. One of the Army shots was new and we were made to sit down for a while to make certain we did not pass out. Don’t remember when I got the polio one but it was when first available. Even had a Rocky Mountain tick shot once. I think I had a bubonic plague shot in the Army. Guess I am one of the antivaxers.

Did they have the airgun injectors when you went in? Blast a lot of troops in a hurry with those.

229 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:09:26pm

re: #225 Justanotherhuman

Wow, Nationwide got a lot of blow back from that commercial.

Well it was pretty gloomy. The one I can’t well I actually can believe given how whiny MRAs are is the throw/run like a girl one. My favorite ad though. The Brady Bunch/Danny Trejo/Steve Buscemi Snickers one. I also liked seeing Jeff Bridges.

230 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:09:45pm

re: #167 Gus

Yay! Way to go Charles and the LGF Wrecking Crew.

231 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 6:10:06pm

Oil change done. Catching up on comments.

232 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:10:09pm

re: #224 Great White Snark

Dude you win the internet tonight.

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Gracias.

233 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:10:19pm

re: #227 Feline Fearless Leader

Looked it up a few weeks ago when I was wondering the same thing. Limited to serving max of two terms in a row. But he could sit out a term and then run again if he wanted.

Right. I think he’s run his last race in New Jersey truthfully. I think it’s the president or bust for Christie.

234 Bear  Feb 2, 2015 6:10:55pm

re: #228 Decatur Deb

Oh no. That was in the 40s.

235 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 6:11:08pm

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Well it was pretty gloomy. The one I can’t well I actually can believe given how whiny MRAs are is the throw/run like a girl one. My favorite ad though. The Brady Bunch/Danny Trejo/Steve Buscemi Snickers one. I also liked seeing Jeff Bridges.

i didn’t see any of them because I don’t do SB. But it was discussed on Morning Slow which I caught when channel surfing (usually can’t take much of them).

236 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 6:12:36pm

Holy crap. Try digging your car out of this one. I mean, where are you going to put the snow?

237 A Cranky One  Feb 2, 2015 6:12:44pm

re: #228 Decatur Deb

Did they have the airgun injectors when you went in? Blast a lot of troops in a hurry with those.

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Grew up in a military family; got to experience that wonderful device.

But it least it had no scary needle ;)

238 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 6:13:13pm

Came across this browsing in Wikipedia* and thought it was a good start for reading about various things historical. Or at a minimum seeing how various groups have built and lost empires in different parts of the world.

List of Pre-modern Great Powers

* - I have realized that this is a somewhat similar activity to one in my youth where I’d pull down a random volume of my parent’s Compton Encyclopedia and just start reading entries. Might be the reason I missed out on the phenomena of comic books.

239 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 6:13:36pm

re: #236 Justanotherhuman

On top of your car. Then drive off fast when you can. /

240 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 2, 2015 6:13:40pm

Jesus ever sweet loving Christ. That rat bastard just showed himself even more evil than usual. What can I do to form an insurgency that will protect the real America when these Teabagging Scum have stolen our nation?

241 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 6:14:09pm

re: #237 A Cranky One

Grew up in a military family; got to experience that wonderful device.

But it least it had no scary needle ;)

We went through so fast we were moving targets. Guys came out bleeding.

242 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 6:14:10pm

re: #236 Justanotherhuman

Holy crap. Try digging your car out of this one. I mean, where are you going to put the snow?

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On top of the next car over - if you’re a libertarian.
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243 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:15:19pm

re: #203 Gus

Jenny McCarthy

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? I love the #LikeAGirl ads

Erin Gloria Ryan @morninggloria

. @JennyMcCarthy I liked the one where the kid died of an easily preventable accident because his parents were careless and stupid

Ouch…a slap to the face of the stupidz.

244 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:15:20pm
245 Bear  Feb 2, 2015 6:15:32pm

re: #228 Decatur Deb

Some times they would hit you in both arms at the same time.

246 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2015 6:16:19pm

re: #172 dog philosopher

Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.

hey, the boss got kudos!!! when do we get some?

It trickles down…

247 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:16:33pm
248 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 6:16:44pm

re: #240 William Barnett-Lewis

Jesus ever sweet loving Christ. That rat bastard just showed himself even more evil than usual. What can I do to form an insurgency that will protect the real America when these Teabagging Scum have stolen our nation?

Heh. The Logic Militia?

249 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:16:49pm

Rand Paul? The same guy who went on TV to say he opposed the CRA of ‘64 because he thought private business should be free to discriminate - and still got elected Senator of Kentucky - that fucking guy?

Charles nailed it yesterday.

EDIT: Yesterday? I should read the damn time stamp! It was on Saturday evening when the tweet went out.

250 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 6:16:55pm

re: #103 thatthatisis

By the way, I missed reading the commemts from everyone here. I took a hiatus from political sites after the Nov 2014 elections because I was pretty discouraged that so many people could support the likes of the Gov of Kansas, or Senator Hog Castrator.

But then I read that even though so many Republicans got elected, more votes were actually cast for Democrats. That gave me some hope back. So I crawled out of my hole again.

Glad to see you.

251 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:17:31pm

re: #243 ObserverArt

Ouch…a slap to the face of the stupidz.

That was a sweet ad so naturally I read that the MRAs were offended because there was no “like a boy” ad because you know “like a boy” has been used to put down people for generations and yes I’ve used it before but the ad nailed it.

252 A Cranky One  Feb 2, 2015 6:17:36pm

re: #245 Bear

Some times they would hit you in both arms at the same time.

See? Guv’ment healthcare is EVIL!!1!1!

253 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 6:17:52pm

re: #247 Gus

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Paint the lawn darts with vaccine. Everybody wins !!

254 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:18:10pm

re: #249 teleskiguy

Rand Paul? The same guy who went on TV to say he opposed the CRA of ‘64 because he thought private business should be free to discriminate - and still got elected Senator of Kentucky - that fucking guy?

Charles nailed it yesterday.

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Yep welcome to today’s Republican Party.

255 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 6:18:25pm

re: #245 Bear

Some times they would hit you in both arms at the same time.

Fort Dix - simultaneous smallpox and typhoid injections

Here’s a famous one from LIFE.

256 Bear  Feb 2, 2015 6:20:28pm

re: #255 Feline Fearless Leader

Not a very found memory!!!

257 Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2015 6:21:02pm

re: #256 Bear

Not a very found memory!!!

At least he got to keep his fedora.

258 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:22:21pm
259 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 2, 2015 6:22:32pm

re: #228 Decatur Deb

Did they have the airgun injectors when you went in? Blast a lot of troops in a hurry with those.

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We had a guy in the Army that flinched away when they injected him. It sliced his arm open like a scalpel. Just like a water jet.

RBS

260 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 2, 2015 6:22:35pm

re: #248 Great White Snark

Heh. The Logic Militia?

No. Another “Lincoln Brigade” perhaps. Fighting another losing battle for our freedom, but the jokes I’ll leave to another person.

We have to stand up against the far right and start claiming our rights now. Or we will lose them, forever, and be nothing but the first generation that were made serfs for the new “nobles” starting with the Koch brothers.

261 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:22:42pm

re: #224 Great White Snark

Dude you win the internet tonight.

Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs
Follow
LOL! RT @Gus_802: If parents own their children then Ron Paul please go to Washington DC and pick up your child.

HaHaHaHaHaHaaaaa. *gasp* Heeheeheee.

Oh man, zing.

262 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:22:59pm
263 Justanotherhuman  Feb 2, 2015 6:23:13pm

Later, Lizards!

Keep calm and [fill in the blanks] : )

264 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:23:56pm

re: #225 Justanotherhuman

Wow, Nationwide got a lot of blow back from that commercial.

I think there was a black cloud over their building complex here in downtown Columbus today.

265 b_sharp  Feb 2, 2015 6:24:03pm

re: #262 teleskiguy

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Dead Zombies?

266 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 2, 2015 6:24:04pm

re: #262 teleskiguy

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Better than “Two Dead Found Un-Dead”

RBS

267 Belafon  Feb 2, 2015 6:24:05pm

re: #263 Justanotherhuman

Later, Lizards!

Keep calm and fill in the blanks : )

FTFY

268 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 6:24:55pm

re: #260 William Barnett-Lewis

Okay just kidding as logic would be the water that dissolves the wicked witch. I don’t think they will win like that. We are standing up. Patience pays.

269 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 2, 2015 6:24:56pm

re: #259 RealityBasedSteve

We had a guy in the Army that flinched away when they injected him. It sliced his arm open like a scalpel. Just like a water jet.

RBS

We were told that to keep us inline. No problems in my company.

I am grateful that I am old enough that I got the pokes in my upper arm (and there is still a faint scar there) of my smallpox vaccination.

270 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 2, 2015 6:24:57pm

re: #265 b_sharp

Dead Zombies?

Beat me by 1 second.

RBS

271 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 6:25:12pm

Compassionate Conservatism. Myth or Lie? We report, you decide.

272 CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2015 6:25:31pm

Soooo, how long before politicians like Paul say we need to revert back to the old days when a woman went from being her father’s property to her husband’s?

Historically, in most cultures, married women had very few rights of their own, being considered, along with the family’s children, the property of the husband; as such, they could not own or inherit property, or represent themselves legally (see for example coverture). In Europe, the United States, and other places in the developed world, beginning in the late 19th century and lasting through the 21st century, marriage has undergone gradual legal changes, aimed at improving the rights of the wife. […]

en.wikipedia.org

273 BeachDem  Feb 2, 2015 6:27:09pm

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Well it was pretty gloomy. The one I can’t well I actually can believe given how whiny MRAs are is the throw/run like a girl one. My favorite ad though. The Brady Bunch/Danny Trejo/Steve Buscemi Snickers one. I also liked seeing Jeff Bridges.

I always like seeing Jeff Bridges.

At the 2012 Democratic Convention
274 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:27:12pm

re: #272 CuriousLurker

Soooo, how long before politicians like Paul say we need to revert back to the old days when a woman went from being her father’s property to her husband’s?

It sadly isn’t much of a stretch given how both Paul and his father feel about women. I cannot believe this man actually has people thinking he’s someone who actually gives a shit about people’s liberties.

275 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:28:00pm

re: #273 BeachDem

I always like seeing Jeff Bridges.

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He is the man. Probably my favorite person in Hollywood. Seems like such a genuinely nice guy and a man of many talents too.

276 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 6:28:04pm

@psychopsiscat aka dragon_lady

277 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 6:28:49pm

re: #166 Gus

Psst. LGF made the LA Times.

latimes.com

What is Charles’ handle. I fucked up :(. Arrrrgh

278 dog philosopher  Feb 2, 2015 6:29:01pm

re: #255 Feline Fearless Leader

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Here’s a famous one from LIFE.

“you can keep your hat on”

279 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 6:29:25pm

re: #251 HappyWarrior

That was a sweet ad so naturally I read that the MRAs were offended because there was no “like a boy” ad because you know “like a boy” has been used to put down people for generations and yes I’ve used it before but the ad nailed it.

Also the #tcot were shitting themselves with Obama overhand “First Pitch” photos because for some reason they think it looks “gay” when it’s actually a typical pitching stance.

280 Bear  Feb 2, 2015 6:30:30pm

re: #278 dog philosopher

But not much longer!

281 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:30:40pm

re: #251 HappyWarrior

That was a sweet ad so naturally I read that the MRAs were offended because there was no “like a boy” ad because you know “like a boy” has been used to put down people for generations and yes I’ve used it before but the ad nailed it.

I was actually commenting on the tweet comeback by Erin Gloria Ryan slapping McCarthy.

The link became active and popped up the YouTube due to the way I quoted the tweets.

But the commercial was good. I do wonder if it was actually understood though. People are pretty dense these days. 30-60 seconds doesn’t go far!

282 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:33:13pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

Also the #tcot were shitting themselves with Obama overhand “First Pitch” photos because for some reason they think it looks “gay” when it’s actually a typical pitching stance.

It wasn’t the best first pitch I’ve ever seen heh by a president but his technique was fine and honestly even if he threw it wrong so what, basketball is President Obama’s game like baseball was Bush’s game. I just remember him getting a hard time for wearing his White Sox jacket to the Nats game. But hell I’d rather him be true to his actual team than pretend like he’s a fan of the Nationals when he’s clearly a White Sox fan being a Chicago guy.

283 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 6:33:26pm

re: #277 #FergusonFireside

What is Charles’ handle. I fucked up :(. Arrrrgh

@green_footballs

284 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 6:34:28pm
285 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:34:37pm

re: #281 ObserverArt

I was actually commenting on the tweet comeback by Erin Gloria Ryan slapping McCarthy.

The link became active and popped up the YouTube due to the way I quoted the tweets.

But the commercial was good. I do wonder if it was actually understood though. People are pretty dense these days. 30-60 seconds doesn’t go far!

Oh I know you were. I was just commenting that I found that commerical sweet. It made me think of my cousin’s little girl. I visited them in England this summer and my cousin won her Field Day race by several lengths. It was very impressive. I myself at that age was a slow flatfoot. I still am! I do throw just fine though having been a Little League pitcher.

286 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 6:34:58pm

re: #260 William Barnett-Lewis

No. Another “Lincoln Brigade” perhaps. Fighting another losing battle for our freedom, but the jokes I’ll leave to another person.

We have to stand up against the far right and start claiming our rights now. Or we will lose them, forever, and be nothing but the first generation that were made serfs for the new “nobles” starting with the Koch brothers.

Wasn’t going to be freedom in Spain back then; Either way that nation’s civil war came out the result was going to be tyranny.

287 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:35:45pm

YAY SPORTSBALL!

288 Belafon  Feb 2, 2015 6:36:12pm

re: #281 ObserverArt

I was actually commenting on the tweet comeback by Erin Gloria Ryan slapping McCarthy.

The link became active and popped up the YouTube due to the way I quoted the tweets.

But the commercial was good. I do wonder if it was actually understood though. People are pretty dense these days. 30-60 seconds doesn’t go far!

My son just showed me the Nationwide ad. He said lots of kids were talking about it at school.

I have to give the company some credit. To spend Superbowl money on an ad that serious is actually admirable.

289 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 6:36:31pm

re: #212 Justanotherhuman

Haha, that had to be the 60s. : )

80’s for me.

290 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:37:00pm
291 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:37:38pm

re: #290 Charles Johnson

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He’s a condescending dick. Figures considering who his father is.

292 CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2015 6:37:57pm

re: #284 Great White Snark

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Great White Snark? Hahahahahahaha!

I was wondering who that was—didn’t recognize you.

293 BeachDem  Feb 2, 2015 6:38:17pm

re: #275 HappyWarrior

He is the man. Probably my favorite person in Hollywood. Seems like such a genuinely nice guy and a man of many talents too.

AND he’s a Democrat (as is Beau, who was also playing in the band with him at the convention.)

I also love the Bridges brothers—watch Fabulous Baker Boys often, and of course, The Dude!

294 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:39:49pm

re: #291 HappyWarrior

He’s a condescending dick. Figures considering who his father is.

FreeDumb!!! Gliberty!!!

296 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:41:50pm

re: #293 BeachDem

AND he’s a Democrat (as is Beau, who was also playing in the band with him at the convention.)

I also love the Bridges brothers—watch Fabulous Baker Boys often, and of course, The Dude!

Being a Terry Gilliam fan, I really liked Bridges with Robin Williams in The Fisher King.

297 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:43:07pm
298 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:43:21pm

Oh LGF, making me wish for Twitter code for obvious sarcasm!

299 nines09  Feb 2, 2015 6:43:44pm

Remember the time Michele Bachmann was at a fund raiser or a fund raiser, I forget which, and an old lady shouted out that she was afraid her daughter had brain damage because of being vaccinated? And Michele squinted and looked out into the crowd and said, “Mom? Is that you?” / !

300 A Cranky One  Feb 2, 2015 6:43:55pm

re: #278 dog philosopher

“you can keep your hat on”

Upding for the Randy Newman reference.

301 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:44:02pm
302 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 6:44:06pm
303 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:45:05pm
304 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 6:45:24pm

re: #297 Charles Johnson

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It’s pathetic the way Chuckles pimps stories that have already been proven wrong.

305 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:46:02pm

Troll Level Upgrade to Next Level.

306 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:46:03pm

re: #303 Charles Johnson

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You are being real kind with that comment.

307 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 6:46:22pm

re: #250 #FergusonFireside

Glad to see you.

I’m catching up.

308 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:46:59pm

re: #304 Dark_Falcon

It’s pathetic the way Chuckles pimps stories that have already been proven wrong.

He knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s playing to the rubes.

309 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:47:43pm

I’m not even going to bother reading the VOX article I just posted in #305. They don’t get clicks from me for a time at the moment for the shit they pulled today.

Clickbaity journalism, wave of the future? For fuck’s sake I hope not.

310 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:47:47pm

re: #304 Dark_Falcon

It’s pathetic the way Chuckles pimps stories that have already been proven wrong.

He’s the guy with the broom and shovel at the back of the elephant walk when the circus hits town.

Someone has to do it.

311 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:48:07pm

re: #308 Charles Johnson

He knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s playing to the rubes.

Yep. They’ll believe any anti-Obama lie. Played like a fiddle.

312 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:48:57pm

I guess I’m Hitler.

313 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:48:58pm
314 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 6:49:45pm

re: #283 Gus

@green_footballs

I probably tweeted the la times article to a stalker. I forgot the _

315 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 6:50:14pm

re: #312 teleskiguy

I guess I’m Hitler.

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I thought you prayed to the Great Snow God???

316 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:50:49pm

re: #313 Charles Johnson

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I guess the LA Times is LGF too huh. Really see Chuckles, there’s this thing that they teach in school called context. Yeah looking at the headline and nothing else, it could appear Obama made those comments but when you actually look at it, you’ll see that he was talking about an individual in the crowd believing autism was caused by vaccines. But what do I know, I’m not an award winning journalist that has a hot Asian wife and has an inside guy in every place.

317 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 6:51:19pm

re: #312 teleskiguy

I guess I’m Hitler.

You’re Spartacus.

318 CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2015 6:52:08pm

re: #303 Charles Johnson

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So is this the new “journalism”? If one can’t break a unique, important story that’s relevant to people’s lives, then use Google to dig up some old shit and misrepresent it, knowing that most people aren’t going to read the whole thing or bother verifying?

319 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 6:52:41pm

re: #313 Charles Johnson

He sounds tired. Must have stayed up past his bedtime last night.

320 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:53:04pm

re: #313 Charles Johnson

And I have to say HOLY SHIT once again with regards to UpChuck.

The total lack of self-awareness astounds. No shame whatsoever. Such a worthless P.O.S.

Oh shit, I probably shouldn’t have used that acronym, now UpChuck might sue me. /

321 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:53:08pm

re: #318 CuriousLurker

So is this the new “journalism”? If one can’t break a unique, important story that’s relevant to people’s lives, then use Google to dig up some old shit and misrepresent it, knowing that most people aren’t going to read the whole thing or bother verifying?

Now you know why I got out of journalism. Nah, it was actually to focus on my degree and the fact that the newspaper I was going to freelance with never got back to me but I look at it almost as a blessing now given how stuck up many of these journalists are.

322 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:53:29pm

re: #320 teleskiguy

And I have to say HOLY SHIT once again with regards to UpChuck.

The total lack of self-awareness astounds. No shame whatsoever. Such a worthless P.O.S.

Oh shit, I probably shouldn’t have used that acronym, now UpChuck might sue me. /

You slandered him. //

323 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 6:53:54pm
324 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 6:54:40pm
325 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 6:54:43pm

re: #317 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

You’re Spartacus.

I guess that makes me Julius Caesar.

326 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:54:46pm

re: #323 Charles Johnson

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Still going on about the AIDS shit I see. What a classy and thoughtful individual we’re dealing with here.

327 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 6:56:07pm

re: #324 jaunte

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Rand Paul will be a lobbyist for the Polio virus after his political career is over because Polio deserves liberty too people. The freedom to infect people with a deadly disease is a freedom that big government should not interfere with.//

328 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 6:56:58pm

re: #315 ObserverArt

I thought you prayed to the Great Snow God???

ULLR!

329 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 6:59:20pm

re: #325 Dark_Falcon

I guess that makes me Julius Caesar.

No, you’re Spartacus, too.

330 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 7:01:04pm
331 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 7:03:13pm

re: #292 CuriousLurker

Thanks, thought to have some fun whilst having at it on twitter.

332 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 7:04:39pm

re: #320 teleskiguy

And I have to say HOLY SHIT once again with regards to UpChuck.

The total lack of self-awareness astounds. No shame whatsoever. Such a worthless P.O.S.

Oh shit, I probably shouldn’t have used that acronym, now UpChuck might sue me. /

Pieces of shit will sue you for comparing them to Chuck, rightfully so.

333 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:04:41pm

And God, as is His wont, deletes another Hitler tweet. #312

334 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 7:05:02pm
335 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:05:44pm

re: #334 Charles Johnson

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They’re getting clicks. Mission accomplished. MBF achieved.

336 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 7:06:03pm

re: #328 teleskiguy

ULLR!

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Scott Chute on Saturday…unskiable.

337 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 7:06:28pm

New Libertarian meme:
NOBODY SHOULD BUILD THE ROADS!!!!!1!!!!

338 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 7:07:10pm

re: #327 HappyWarrior

Rand Paul will be a lobbyist for the Polio virus after his political career is over because Polio deserves liberty too people. The freedom to infect people with a deadly disease is a freedom that big government should not interfere with.//

I’m not so sure. Does polio provide compensation in GOLD?

339 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:07:10pm

re: #336 darthstar

Scott Chute on Saturday…unskiable.

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340 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:07:10pm

re: #329 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

No, you’re Spartacus, too.

Actually, that does work either. I’m German, not Thracian.

341 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:07:49pm

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

New Libertarian meme:
NOBODY SHOULD BUILD THE ROADS!!!!!1!!!!

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So conservatives you hate the government right, awaiting your support for the abolishing of capital punishment any day now. Oh wait, you mean to tell me that conservatives are the strongest supporters in the US of capital punishment and yet they whine about “big government” all the time. Oh that’s not inconsistent at all. Nah!

342 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:08:22pm

re: #338 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

I’m not so sure. Does polio provide compensation in GOLD?

Nah just infects.

343 ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2015 7:09:04pm

Later ‘crew. Keep the heavy boot ready for the kickin’…

344 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 7:09:11pm

re: #340 Dark_Falcon

Actually, that does work either. I’m German, not Thracian.

Your cultural distinctiveness will be assimilated, and strengthen the whole.

345 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:10:04pm

Oh, darthstar, I know it’s weird with the snow talking skiing and such. Nonetheless…

I’ve seen next year’s Mantras. They’re going back to a full-cambered ski, like the old days.

346 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:10:06pm

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

New Libertarian meme:
NOBODY SHOULD BUILD THE ROADS!!!!!1!!!!

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Actually, given that picture I’m pretty sure the the attack angle is the failure (real or perceived) of Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill.

347 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 7:10:50pm

re: #312 teleskiguy

I guess I’m Hitler.

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Hitler was a theist, more particularly a Christian, though not a traditional type.

348 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:11:07pm

re: #346 Dark_Falcon

Actually, given that picture I’m pretty sure the the attack angle is the failure (real or perceived) of Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill.

Good eye. My point about the hypocrisy of conservatives railing about “big government” while being cheerleaders for capital punishment stands though.

349 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:11:43pm

re: #344 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

Your cultural distinctiveness will be assimilated, and strengthen the whole.

Eat frequency-shifting phasers, Borg-boy!

350 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 7:12:09pm

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

New Libertarian meme:
NOBODY SHOULD BUILD THE ROADS!!!!!1!!!!

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Actually, they think all roads should be toll roads. You think the toll on the road you take to work is too high? You’re perfectly at liberty to buy up a new right-of-way, build your own road, and undercut them on the toll. (Never mind that the first guy obviously chose the shortest and/or easiest route.)

I’m not even kidding—this is their frequently-declared position.

351 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:12:19pm

re: #347 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Hitler was a theist, more particularly a Christian, though not a traditional type.

Yeah Hitler wasn’t an atheist. Not your typical Christian either as you say but definitely someone who believed in God.

352 wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2015 7:13:44pm

6 years old today:

353 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:13:59pm

re: #350 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Actually, they think all roads should be toll roads. You think the toll on the road you take to work is too high? You’re perfectly at liberty to buy up a new right-of-way, build your own road, and undercut them on the toll. (Never mind that the first guy obviously chose the shortest and/or easiest route.)

I’m not eve kidding—this is their frequently-declared position.

They have that position on many issues. “Oh if that’s big of a problem for you, why don’t you move to a state that has that.” The problem is of course is one can’t uproot their lives overnight. There are undoubtedly some things that work better locally, state wise, and private sector but at the same time there’s a bit that works on a federal level too.

354 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:14:09pm

re: #348 HappyWarrior

Good eye. My point about the hypocrisy of conservatives railing about “big government” while being cheerleaders for capital punishment stands though.

True that it can stand on either attack angle just as well. My reason for noting the angle was that an attempt to oppose an attack using counter-libertarian tactics and posts will fail if the attacker is not arguing as a libertarian but instead is arguing from a ‘government waste’ position.

355 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 7:15:07pm
356 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:15:14pm

re: #354 Dark_Falcon

True that it can stand on either attack angle just as well. My reason for noting the angle was that an attempt to oppose an attack using counter-libertarian tactics and posts will fail if the attacker is not arguing as a libertarian but instead is arguing from a ‘government waste’ position.

Nah it’s fine, I know what you were doing. It is an attack on the stimulus rather than the idea of government building roads. It’s easy to miss the road sign for the name of the stimulus bill especially after a long day though.

357 BlueSpotinAL  Feb 2, 2015 7:15:23pm

re: #97 calochortus

So wait, how long do I own my kids? They’re both in their early thirties-is it too late for me to make them do stuff for me? (Might be more effective than telling them to do stuff when they were teenagers…)
I WANT MOAR INFORMATION!

I don’t know how long you own kids, but you pay for them a lot longer than whatever that is.

358 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:15:30pm

re: #355 jaunte

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As they say on ESPN, come on man.

359 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 7:15:59pm

re: #353 HappyWarrior

They have that position on many issues. “Oh if that’s big of a problem for you, why don’t you move to a state that has that.” The problem is of course is one can’t uproot their lives overnight. There are undoubtedly some things that work better locally, state wise, and private sector but at the same time there’s a bit that works on a federal level too.

And then what happens after they succeed in eliminating whatever “that” is from every state, which they’re diligently working on?

360 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 7:16:53pm

re: #351 HappyWarrior

Yeah Hitler wasn’t an atheist. Not your typical Christian either as you say but definitely someone who believed in God.

Here is a short piece on some bogus anti-Christian quotes ascribed to Hitler:

Surveying Hitler’s remarks on religion in the Table Talk, Jochmann remarks that “Hitler was by no means unreligious.” It is the Genoud-Trevor-Roper text that distorts this picture far beyond that, painting Hitler as a quasi-atheistic anti-Christian. It is clear that Picker and Jochmann have the correct text and Trevor-Roper’s is entirely untrustworthy. Hitler was no more anti-Christian than your run-of-the-mill Protestant bigot. His Christianity was odd, surely, but so is that of many die-hard believers today.

ffrf.org

Here is a longer peer-reviewed article:

jstor.org

361 calochortus  Feb 2, 2015 7:16:55pm

re: #357 BlueSpotinAL

I don’t know how long you own kids, but you pay for them a lot longer than whatever that is.

So true. But if you’re lucky you own them long enough that they pay for your nursing home.

362 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 7:17:33pm

re: #349 Dark_Falcon

Eat frequency-shifting phasers, Borg-boy!

Little known fact: Kirk Douglas is immune to most directed-energy weapons.

(It’s the chin.)

363 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:19:15pm

re: #360 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Here is a short piece on some bogus anti-Christian quotes ascribed to Hitler:

ffrf.org

Here is a longer peer-reviewed article:

jstor.org

No one likes to see some of themselves in Hitler so it’s easy to see for me why Hitler’s been lumped in with atheism, an unpopular group and seen by many as heavily linked with the Soviet Union, PRC, and other Communist regimes.

364 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:19:37pm

re: #362 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

Little known fact: Kirk Douglas is immune to most directed-energy weapons.

(It’s the chin.)

I cannot believe he’s still alive. Turns 100 this year or next year I believe.

365 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 7:19:44pm

re: #351 HappyWarrior

Yeah Hitler wasn’t an atheist. Not your typical Christian either as you say but definitely someone who believed in God.

Hitler was a pretty standard Catholic for his place and time. Sure, he deviated from some Catholic doctrines—but no more than any modern American “cafeteria Catholics” do.

366 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 7:22:34pm
367 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:22:45pm

re: #364 HappyWarrior

I cannot believe he’s still alive. Turns 100 this year or next year I believe.

He never abused drugs, gave up smoking, and very seldom got drunk. Of equally great import is the fact he uses his charity activities to keep busy. People who have specific things they want or need to do tend to live longer so as to accomplish them.

368 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:23:38pm

re: #365 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Hitler was a pretty standard Catholic for his place and time. Sure, he deviated from some Catholic doctrines—but no more than any modern American “cafeteria Catholics” do.

As I said, it’s the fear of seeing Hitler in one. It’s why the anti-gay bigots always go “but the SA had gay members” and it’s true Ernst Rohm and many SA high ups were gay but it also ignores that there were plenty of Christian heterosexuals in the Nazi Party and it’s not a stretch at all for me to say that they were the vast majority of NSDAP members. using the logic of the Scott Livelys and Bryan Fischers of the world, ti should be open season to discriminate against straight Christians because so many Nazis were straight Christians but because we’re not bigoted cowards like those guys who only see the lessons of the Third Reich is to scapegoat gays, we thankfully do not.

369 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 7:23:52pm

re: #364 HappyWarrior

Did you see Paths Of Glory?
Kinda kidding he looked immortal and unstoppable in that movie.

370 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:24:50pm

re: #367 Dark_Falcon

He never abused drugs, gave up smoking, and very seldom got drunk. Of equally great import is the fact he uses his charity activities to keep busy. People who have specific things they want or need to do tend to live longer so as to accomplish them.

True a century of living is quite an accomplishment though vices or no vices. My grandmother would have been 102 this past November. She lived to be 92 twice the age her mother was when she died.

371 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:25:32pm

re: #369 Great White Snark

Did you see Paths Of Glory?
Kinda kidding he looked immortal and unstoppable in that movie.

Need to. That’s a Kubrick flick isn’t it?

372 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2015 7:25:44pm

re: #350 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Actually, they think all roads should be toll roads. You think the toll on the road you take to work is too high? You’re perfectly at liberty to buy up a new right-of-way, build your own road, and undercut them on the toll. (Never mind that the first guy obviously chose the shortest and/or easiest route.)

I’m not even kidding—this is their frequently-declared position.

They’re all about collecting the tolls but not about construction and maintenance.

373 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 7:26:22pm

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Need to. That’s a Kubrick flick isn’t it?

Yes it is. +1 Formative work, brilliant.

374 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:26:59pm

re: #373 Great White Snark

Yes it is.

Thought so. I need to see more of his movies.

375 BlueSpotinAL  Feb 2, 2015 7:27:07pm

re: #223 Bear

I had chicken pox but not mumps or measles. Got smallpox just after high school. Then shot after shot in the army. One of the Army shots was new and we were made to sit down for a while to make certain we did not pass out. Don’t remember when I got the polio one but it was when first available. Even had a Rocky Mountain tick shot once. I think I had a bubonic plague shot in the Army. Guess I am one of the antivaxers.

You may have had an anthrax vaccine as well, depends on if you are a youngster.

376 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:28:38pm

Hey Alouette, how deep is the snow over there?

377 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 7:31:23pm

I realized why Chuck is trying to spread the crazy lie that I’m on AIDS meds — he’s retaliating for the floor-pooping meme by circulating a deliberate falsehood about me.

378 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 7:31:39pm

re: #345 teleskiguy

Oh, darthstar, I know it’s weird with the snow talking skiing and such. Nonetheless…

I’ve seen next year’s Mantras. They’re going back to a full-cambered ski, like the old days.

I did a core shot on those mantras off a rock. Took them into the shop and skied the rest of the weekend on my Katanas. Got my Mantras back on Sunday afternoon in perfect condition - patroller price: $20. :) I tipped the guys $5.

379 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 7:32:12pm

re: #377 Charles Johnson

I realized why Chuck is trying to spread the crazy lie that I’m on AIDS meds — he’s retaliating for the floor-pooping meme by circulating a deliberate falsehood about me.

((((CHARLES))))
//

380 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 7:32:45pm

re: #352 wrenchwench

6 years old today:

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He haz got better than cheezburger?!?

381 bratwurst  Feb 2, 2015 7:33:01pm

re: #376 teleskiguy

Hey Alouette, how deep is the snow over there?

We got just a bit over 19” here in my part of Chicagoland. I have lived here for five years but have somehow managed to experience two of the top five blizzards in 140 years of recorded history here.

382 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 7:34:24pm

re: #369 Great White Snark

Did you see Paths Of Glory?
Kinda kidding he looked immortal and unstoppable in that movie.

And played a lawyer turned military man.

383 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 7:34:24pm

re: #379 darthstar

((((CHARLES))))
//

That was my first internet hug, Charles…I hope you appreciate it and forgive the reach-around.

384 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 7:34:45pm

I can agree that Hitler wasn’t moved by theism - just as Stalin wasn’t moved by atheism. Although if we had as many quotes by Stalin saying that what he did, he did in the name of atheism, as we have of Hitler saying that what he did, he did in the name of God, we would have wingnuts running around with them (but there are none).

385 Pip's Squeak  Feb 2, 2015 7:35:48pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

I imagine the nation was thrilled when Dr. Salk developed the Polio vaccine. That’s a great story in itself by the way. I read that he refused to patent the vaccine because he wanted the vaccine to benefit all of humanity. Fuck Chuckles Johnson for likening vaccinations to the horrible medical experiments done on African Americans.

The nation most certainly was. There were national TV marathons to raise money in the mid-fifties (and this in pre-satellite days). And a rush to be vaccinated once this was available. I remember lines of hundreds of children, myself included, waiting to be jabbed.

386 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:36:42pm

re: #381 bratwurst

We got just a bit over 19” here in my part of Chicagoland. I have lived here for five years but have somehow managed to experience two of the top five blizzards in 140 years of recorded history here.

Yeah, that seems about right. My dad measured an inch less where he is, but he got hit by large amounts of blowing snow as well. All told, I spent about 2.5 hours yesterday and today shoveling snow behind his house. He took care of the front walk and all told spent over 45 minutes on it.

387 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 7:38:19pm

re: #378 darthstar

I did a core shot on those mantras off a rock. Took them into the shop and skied the rest of the weekend on my Katanas. Got my Mantras back on Sunday afternoon in perfect condition - patroller price: $20. :) I tipped the guys $5.

I just want to point out that these two sentences, read by someone who knows nothing of skiing equipment, hint at some kind of magical martial arts adventure happening on the side of a mountain.

388 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:39:32pm

re: #378 darthstar

I did a core shot on those mantras off a rock. Took them into the shop and skied the rest of the weekend on my Katanas. Got my Mantras back on Sunday afternoon in perfect condition - patroller price: $20. :) I tipped the guys $5.

At the luxury goods purveying ski shop I work at we’ll charge $75 to $100 to the Hyatt guest who wants the same work done.

My policy is this. If we’re friends: Edge/Wax=$10 or sixer of choice IPA, Base Welds/Serious edging/machining of skis=12 pk of IPA or $20. Blown-out sidewalls, busted/missing edges/severely gouged topsheets=GET NEW SKIS, DUDE!

389 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:41:35pm

re: #385 Pip’s Squeak

The nation most certainly was. There were national TV marathons to raise money in the mid-fifties (and this in pre-satellite days). And a rush to be vaccinated once this was available. I remember lines of hundreds of children, myself included, waiting to be jabbed.

Cool stuff. I hate saying it but the whole anti-vaxx machine has me thinking that if we ever were to develop a vaccine for something like the HIV virus that they’d try to ruin it.

390 BlueSpotinAL  Feb 2, 2015 7:42:44pm

Just a quick reminder about Ben Carson being reasonable on this one health issue. It does not extend to all things medical: wonkette.com (warning, possible second hand exposure to Jim Geraghty).

391 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:43:44pm

re: #390 BlueSpotinAL

Just a quick reminder about Ben Carson being reasonable on this one health issue. It does not extend to all things medical: wonkette.com (warning, possible second hand exposure to Jim Geraghty).

He had his stopped clock moment. He gets one more.

392 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 7:45:21pm

Ya’ll, I’m trying.

I live North of San Diego for the $ saving experience.

I’m doing my best.

Went to the most wonderful Italian Restaurant local that I’ve never visited. Had Filet Carpaccio and a plate of mozz carprese. it was heaven.

Till the 2 couples at the bar strongly got into the fact that Obama is a poseur, and was born in Kenya.

I did my best body language freak out. Got my check and left.

I need to move. I need to change it up. There is really no hope here.

393 Pip's Squeak  Feb 2, 2015 7:46:34pm

re: #388 teleskiguy

At the luxury goods purveying ski shop I work at we’ll charge $75 to $100 to the Hyatt guest who wants the same work done.

My policy is this. If we’re friends: Edge/Wax=$10 or sixer of choice IPA, Base Welds/Serious edging/machining of skis=12 pk of IPA or $20. Blown-out sidewalls, busted/missing edges/severely gouged topsheets=GET NEW SKIS, DUDE!

Doubtless age or expatriate status is showing: what’s a IPA?

394 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:46:55pm

re: #392 #FergusonFireside

Ya’ll, I’m trying.

I live North of San Diego for the $ saving experience.

I’m doing my best.

Went to the most wonderful Italian Restaurant local that I’ve never visited. Had Filet Carpaccio and a plate of mozz carprese. it was heaven.

Till the 2 couples at the bar strongly got into the fact that Obama is a poseur, and was born in Kenya.

I did my best body language freak out. Got my check and left.

I need to move. I need to change it up. There is really no hope here.

People like that are a good reason why not to engage in politics with anyone who you don’t know how reasonable they are and that sadly can include family and friends too.

395 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:47:08pm

re: #381 bratwurst

We got just a bit over 19” here in my part of Chicagoland. I have lived here for five years but have somehow managed to experience two of the top five blizzards in 140 years of recorded history here.

This means nothing. The weather is normal and always has been. You want to know what weather is like? Look out the window, libtard!

396 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:49:52pm

re: #393 Pip’s Squeak

Doubtless age or expatriate status is showing: what’s a IPA?

India Pale Ale, a pale ale with an extra hoppy kick. Sierra Nevada Tornado is a good “mass” produced example.

There are so many IPAs out there, I’ve tried probably 30 different kinds in the last five years.

397 #FergusonFireside  Feb 2, 2015 7:50:07pm

re: #394 HappyWarrior

People like that are a good reason why not to engage in politics with anyone who you don’t know how reasonable they are and that sadly can include family and friends too.

Single woman at nice bar/restaurant $$$. They were loud enough to ruin my time & make me re-think my whole purpose. It was intense.

I’m gonna sign off & listen to music. I need to re-group

398 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:51:19pm

re: #397 #FergusonFireside

Single woman at nice bar/restaurant $$$. They were loud enough to ruin my time & make me re-think my whole purpose. It was intense.

I’m gonna sign off & listen to music. I need to re-group

Enjoy the music and the rest of your night. Hang in there.

399 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 7:52:16pm

re: #395 teleskiguy

This means nothing. The weather is normal and always has been. You want to know what weather is like? Look out the window, libtard!

Hey, nobody calls bratwurst a ‘libtard’ while I’m around! Here’s how real the snowstorm was, jerk!

[D_F grabs the wingnut and buries him headfirst in a snowdrift]

400 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 7:52:21pm

re: #396 teleskiguy

India Pale Ale, a pale ale with an extra hoppy kick. Sierra Nevada Tornado is a good “mass” produced example.

There are so many IPAs out there, I’ve tried probably 30 different kinds in the last five years.

So many good IPAs out there that it’s not even funny. I go for a new one whenever I’m at the bars. Colorado has so many good ones. I think I heard Colorado has the most microbreweries in the country. I like New Belgium and Left Hand. Left Hand’s Milk Stout is so good.

401 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 7:54:19pm

It is sweet how the wiki on Hitler’s religious views is based in large part on Trevor-Roper’s bogus translation, and even goes to point out that “the widespread consensus among historians is that the views expressed in Trevor-Roper’s translation of Table Talk, are credible and reliable”. The question of why one would use a translation, when one has the original texts which do NOT say what the translation says apparently never entered the poor wikipedians’ minds.

402 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 2, 2015 7:55:41pm

The political discourse in this country is doing a fantastic job of making me want to run screaming back to Canada.

Good grief, I never thought it would get this bad.

403 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 7:57:05pm

re: #396 teleskiguy

India Pale Ale, a pale ale with an extra hoppy kick. Sierra Nevada Tornado is a good “mass” produced example.

There are so many IPAs out there, I’ve tried probably 30 different kinds in the last five years.

India Pale Ale: the mysterious substance with which the Ancient Egyptians preserved mummies, then bottled.

404 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:58:53pm

re: #400 HappyWarrior

So many good IPAs out there that it’s not even funny. […] Colorado has so many good ones. I think I heard Colorado has the most microbreweries in the country. I like New Belgium and Left Hand.

Yup.

Ska Brewery Durango, CO is my favorite IPA, their “Modus Hoperandi.” Upslope Brewing has a pretty mean IPA (drink 1 or 2, that’s it, ya?).

Then there’s the brown ales. Avery Brewing’s “Ellie’s” is in close competition with “Moose Drool” which is brewed by Big Sky Brewing in Montana.

The inner-mountain West is awash in good beer, has been as long as I can remember.

405 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 7:59:24pm

re: #403 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

India Pale Ale: the mysterious substance with which the Ancient Egyptians preserved mummies, then bottled.

O_o

406 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 8:00:01pm

“Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.”
latimes.com

407 HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2015 8:00:19pm

re: #404 teleskiguy

Yup.

Ska Brewery Durango, CO is my favorite IPA, their “Modus Hoperandi.” Upslope Brewing has a pretty mean IPA (drink 1 or 2, that’s it, ya?).

Then there’s the brown ales. Avery Brewing’s “Ellie’s” is in close competition with “Moose Drool” which is brewed by Big Sky Brewing in Montana.

The inner-mountain West is awash in good beer, has been as long as I can remember.

Know any good ones from the Leadville area? My brother and sil lived there briefly.

408 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 8:00:57pm

re: #403 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

India Pale Ale: the mysterious substance with which the Ancient Egyptians preserved mummies, then bottled.

A little two-vat brewpub in the U-District in Seattle that I used to go to when I lived there had an IPA called “The Bhagwan’s Own”. Tasted like grapefruit juice.

409 No Country For Old Haters  Feb 2, 2015 8:01:22pm

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

PROOF THAT TED CRUZ IS INSANE

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410 No Country For Old Haters  Feb 2, 2015 8:03:16pm

re: #406 jaunte

“Kudos to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for setting the record straight.”
latimes.com

Nice.

411 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 8:04:02pm

re: #396 teleskiguy

India Pale Ale, a pale ale with an extra hoppy kick. Sierra Nevada Tornado is a good “mass” produced example.

There are so many IPAs out there, I’ve tried probably 30 different kinds in the last five years.

The statistic a few years ago was that of all the microbreweries in the country, 25% were in Washington, and close to another 20% in Oregon. Could have changed recently….

412 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 8:06:16pm

re: #410 No Country For Old Haters

This bit is interesting:

Vox drew its implication from an earlier report on the rally by Dartmouth government professor Brendan Nyhan, who first characterized Obama’s remark as “pandering” and juxtaposed it with a statement by then-GOP Presidential hopeful John McCain, stating, “There’s strong evidence that indicates [the rise in autism has] got to do with a preservative in vaccines.”

In light of this:

TAP editor Michael Tomasky said that “[t]he Prospect is hardly averse to criticizing liberal verities” … but “there were a few posts in succession that struck us as either inaccurate or an effort to draw equivalencies where none existed.” Tomasky said that Nyhan had made unfounded allegations for reasons of self-promotion, saying: The Prospect has always opposed a ‘pox on both houses’ posture, and that’s what we came to believe [Nyhan was] doing.
en.wikipedia.org

413 b_sharp  Feb 2, 2015 8:07:21pm

I was just speaking to a fellow Canadian about joining LGF but I lied to him about my American lizard friends.

I told him you were a weird and wonderful alien species.

414 Swift2991  Feb 2, 2015 8:08:50pm

Just googled to see why the death rate for measles in the 1920s was 5000 a year, but 500 by the time I had it in the ’50s. Stumbled into a true believer site, and apparently it was so the gummint could commit fraud. Along with the fluoridation, I guess. Why worry? It would only kill 500 a year!

My old rhetoric teacher would point out 100 bad syllogisms on a single page. Even if you didn’t know the science, BS is BS.

415 darthstar  Feb 2, 2015 8:09:04pm

re: #388 teleskiguy

At the luxury goods purveying ski shop I work at we’ll charge $75 to $100 to the Hyatt guest who wants the same work done.

My policy is this. If we’re friends: Edge/Wax=$10 or sixer of choice IPA, Base Welds/Serious edging/machining of skis=12 pk of IPA or $20. Blown-out sidewalls, busted/missing edges/severely gouged topsheets=GET NEW SKIS, DUDE!

And wear a helmet. One of my patrol buddies was putting on a helmet on Sunday and I said, “You never wear a helmet”…he told me about the wreck he was on last weekend. Holding a guy’s skull together for 15 minutes did the trick.

416 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 2, 2015 8:09:04pm

re: #408 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

A little two-vat brewpub in the U-District in Seattle that I used to go to when I lived there had an IPA called “The Bhagwan’s Own”. Tasted like grapefruit juice.

I keep trying IPAs, and somehow they hit my palate wrong more often than not. It’s not the bitter, it’s the resinous quality.

417 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 8:11:44pm

re: #407 HappyWarrior

Know any good ones from the Leadville area?

I don’t know of any breweries in Leadville, though this came up on teh Googlez.

418 b_sharp  Feb 2, 2015 8:12:05pm

re: #416 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

I keep trying IPAs, and somehow they hit my palate wrong more often than not. It’s not the bitter, it’s the resinous quality.

Add a hardener and you’ll have an epoxy that can get you drunk.

419 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 8:15:58pm

re: #415 darthstar

And wear a helmet. One of my patrol buddies was putting on a helmet on Sunday and I said, “You never wear a helmet”…he told me about the wreck he was on last weekend. Holding a guy’s skull together for 15 minutes did the trick.

You and your buddies have seen some gruesome shit.

I have patrol buddies and I’ve heard “bone-protruding” “blood everywhere” stories. Never that. Then again all my patrol buddies are my age. Maybe they’ve seen it and just don’t want to talk about it.

420 BlueSpotinAL  Feb 2, 2015 8:16:25pm

re: #402 Eclectic Cyborg

The political discourse in this country is doing a fantastic job of making me want to run screaming back to Canada.

Good grief, I never thought it would get this bad.

Gotta vaccine for that: Stephen Harper.

421 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 2, 2015 8:18:43pm

re: #420 BlueSpotinAL

Gotta vaccine for that: Stephen Harper.

I know, I’ve got the porn star problem: I’m fucked in every direction.

/

422 TedStriker  Feb 2, 2015 8:20:01pm

re: #205 Justanotherhuman

List of poliomyelitis survivors

en.wikipedia.org

Talk about cosmic forces at work:

Actors Donald Sutherland (above) and Alan Alda both played the role of Hawkeye Pierce and both had polio as children.

423 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 2, 2015 8:20:43pm

Good night Lizards.

I CAN HAZ AIR FORCE?
424 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 8:23:53pm

re: #423 Feline Fearless Leader

Good night Lizards.

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Cats acquiring drones… They must want a less exerting method of keeping an eye on their staff.

425 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 8:23:57pm

The new counter-productive activity is apparently to call anti-vaxxer sentiments ignorant and antisocial.

426 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 8:27:46pm

Well that’s a relief, he was almost wrong but then he discovered where he had been right.

427 Kragar  Feb 2, 2015 8:27:56pm

re: #425 jaunte

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The new counter-productive activity is apparently to call anti-vaxxer sentiments ignorant and antisocial.

That is more polite than they deserve.

428 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 8:28:03pm

re: #412 jaunte

I remember Nyhan as one of Spinsanity authors. He was pretty fair.

I do remember thinking he was a “pox on both houses” type, but considering that this impression was caused by his criticism of Michael Moore - and that I used to like Moore at the time - it’s a point for Nyhan.

I don’t think this one quote can be “blamed” on him, it was a fair interpretation of the quote as it appeared in WaPo. WaPo didn’t give the full context at first, so they’re to blame.

Nyhan’s update:

Update 2/2/15: This post has been widely circulated today after news about Chris Christie and Rand Paul made comments pandering to anti-vaccine sentiment. A video of the appearance that I do not remember having seen at the time this article was written in April 2008 indicates that Obama’s reference to “this person included” was an acknowledgment of an audience member. His language in context also suggests that his statement that “[t]he science right now is inconclusive” is intended to refer to the causes of autism more generally. I still object, however, to describing the science as “inconclusive” in the context of a reference to the vaccines-autism myth. As Sarah Kliff wrote at Vox, Obama “describe[d] the research on vaccines and autism as inconclusive at a point when scientists had found the opposite: that there was no link between the two.”

429 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 8:29:30pm

re: #426 jaunte

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Well that’s a relief, he was almost wrong but then he discovered where he had been right.

He is right in that these particular words were a faux pas, regardless of what they referred to (if they referred to those “studies”, the “science” was still not “inconclusive”, it was plainly discredited).

430 palomino  Feb 2, 2015 8:29:49pm

Whenever I catch myself thinking Paul is a serious candidate, something like this happens. The anti-vax movement isn’t just full of shit, it’s also pretty small; it’s not a group of people a smart calculating politician would intentionally pander to. Even Republicans usually trust their own pediatricians and family doctors, the vast majority of whom tell all their patients to get vaccines.

Indeed, Paul’s argument against vaccines isn’t really a medical one at all. He’s not questioning the science so much as the right of the govt. to require people to keep their own kids healthy, and in the process, not infect other people’s kids.

He may just have too much of his dad’s rigid and wacky “libertarian” ideas to ever get far in the primaries.

431 Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 2, 2015 8:30:12pm

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, so he did good work doing a necessary job that saved American lives. So did a LOT of other soldiers. I’m a little mystified by the level of hero worship for a guy whose job involves killing people from a safe distance, as opposed to the ones who gave their lives for their buddies.

Because he’s a wish-fulfillment fantasy. Free license to shoot brown people dead… Double extra happy points for his targets being Moozlims. They support him and love him because they wish they could BE him. He was an unapologetic superspy brown-guy-killer with a big big gun. They eat that shit up. And it’s SO EASY to show super-patriotic support too. Just go see a movie! That’ll show those liberal fucks in Hollyweird! EL OH EL.

Reading even just a little bit about Ramadi and the shit that went on there, from the POV of the “other side”, i.e. everybody who wasn’t American - there are quite a few accounts of civilians being shot for no reason - I have no interest in seeing or reading anything to do with him.

432 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 8:32:31pm

Jaysus Christ it’s getting stupid.

433 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 8:34:25pm

Obama goofed, then corrected himself. No big deal. Admit it and move on.

434 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 8:35:48pm

re: #433 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

It is no big deal, except it’s being used as a reason to suggest the anti-vax pandering from potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates is no big deal.

435 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 8:35:51pm
436 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 8:36:02pm
437 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Feb 2, 2015 8:36:36pm

re: #425 jaunte

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The new counter-productive activity is apparently to call anti-vaxxer sentiments ignorant and antisocial.

I agree with that. Nothing hardens somebody’s resolve like calling them idiots. I was abrasive the last few days chiding the lizards to quit bitching and try to make something happen instead. My suggestion (pimp alert) was to start a White House petition:
petitions.whitehouse.gov

438 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 8:36:51pm

re: #434 jaunte

It is no big deal, except it’s being used as a reason to suggest the anti-vax pandering from potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates is no big deal.

1. It shouldn’t be done.

2. It’s not a reason to blindly deny Obama’s initial faux pas.

439 CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2015 8:37:42pm

Before I turn in for the night, I just read my favorite line of the day in yet another article about the kerfuffle over Muslims daring to to try to show their patriotism in Austin last week, so I thought I’d share it with you:

(When I called CAIR’s Washington office to try to reach McCaw, the voicemail menu included “Press 5 for Islamophobia.”)

politics.blog.statesman.com

LOL—g’nite, lizards.

440 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 8:38:06pm

re: #438 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I don’t think anyone is blindly denying it, but there is something else going on than just “hey, Obama was wrong in 2008.”

441 bratwurst  Feb 2, 2015 8:43:31pm

That liberal media at it again…distracting us with what Obama didn’t actually say 6 years ago. Probably nothing else important going on in the world anyway. //

442 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 8:43:53pm

re: #440 jaunte

I don’t think anyone is blindly denying it,

Good, because I’m getting the impression that people are saying that a criticism of the “science is inconclusive” remark is somehow wrong. It’s not, since the science was conclusive, or, if by “science” he referred to the discredited studies, it was discredited. There is no middle ground there.

It’s only a minor faux pas, because I don’t expect Obama to know everything and he quickly corrected himself. It is a faux pas nevertheless.

but there is something else going on than just “hey, Obama was wrong in 2008.”

Yes, it’s not fair to use this offhand remark to shed light on current events. It’s completely irrelevant today. That’s not what I’m talking about.

443 Dark_Falcon  Feb 2, 2015 8:46:23pm

re: #427 Kragar

That is more polite than they deserve.

True, but just because something is true doesn’t mean saying it is wise. Even though conspiracists’ minds are in flight from reality, if you tell one that his or her mind is fleeing reality, their almost certain response will be to dig in their heels and cling harder to the conspiracy theory. This is because to face reality means enduring the pain they’ve been avoiding.

444 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 2, 2015 8:50:27pm

The only conspiracy theorists I’ve ever liked.

445 Lidane  Feb 2, 2015 8:52:16pm

OK. I admit it. I laughed.

446 Lidane  Feb 2, 2015 8:53:27pm

And because the RWNJ anti-vaxxers aren’t dumb enough already:

447 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 8:54:47pm

re: #446 Lidane

Uh oh. This will be used as proof #1 that vaccines are a govt conspiracy.

448 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 9:03:45pm
449 Jocko's Rocket Ship  Feb 2, 2015 9:04:31pm

re: #416 The Ghost of the Vanishing Commissar

I keep trying IPAs, and somehow they hit my palate wrong more often than not. It’s not the bitter, it’s the resinous quality.

You’re not wrong and don’t feel like you don’t “get it.” Many American IPAs are like punk rock, meant as an poseur test. Some are really good, but most are overwhelming and stupidly unbalanced.

Bitter or even resinous is not bad per se - though not for everyone - but overdone it literally numbs the tongue. Perhaps try IPAs (or PAs) that use more pleasant hops like Citra or Galaxy. Zombie Dust or A Little Crazy are good examples.

Or better, stick the balanced, complex, perfect Belgian beers.

450 Lidane  Feb 2, 2015 9:10:46pm

FLORIDA MAN!

451 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 9:11:24pm

re: #449 Jocko’s Rocket Ship

Or better, stick the balanced, complex, perfect Belgian beers.

Larry’s Market (which unfortunately doesn’t exist any more) had a Cinco de Mayo sale one year. The signs said: “German cars, French wine, Mexican beer.”

I thoroughly endorse this statement. (Although I hate the most popular one—Corona. Tastes like Budweiser used to—like it had mountain ash twigs boiled in it.)

452 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 9:11:29pm

re: #433 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Obama goofed, then corrected himself. No big deal. Admit it and move on.

I don’t agree it was a goof. He said the science was inconclusive about the cause of autism - that’s the entire context of his statement. He wouldn’t have gone on to express unconditional support for the vaccination system if he thought there was something inconclusive about the science behind it.

It was an impromptu response to an unrehearsed question, and it’s a bad mistake to try to read things into it that weren’t there.

453 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 9:12:32pm

re: #446 Lidane

And because the RWNJ anti-vaxxers aren’t dumb enough already:

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Years from now, Vox will publish a piece about how Hillary didn’t know the earth is an oblate spheroid.

454 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 9:13:02pm
455 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 9:13:31pm

Chunks of beef with gravy.

456 jaunte  Feb 2, 2015 9:15:23pm

re: #455 Gus

Don’t mention gravy; Huckabee will show up.

457 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 9:16:57pm

re: #453 jaunte

Years from now, Vox will publish a piece about how Hillary didn’t know the earth is an oblate spheroid.

And even though a billiard ball as out-of-round as the Earth would still be suitable for play—

“The earth isn’t a perfect sphere.”

“That mean’s it’s really flat!!”

—Anti-vaxxer logic

458 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 9:16:59pm

re: #456 jaunte

Don’t mention gravy; Huckabee will show up.

God, Guns, Grits and Gravy [Train].

459 Amory Blaine  Feb 2, 2015 9:20:32pm

The personal decision to not vaccinate you child offloads risk into communities of people who are responsible enough to follow basic public health recommendations. To mitigate this risk, how about a database of locations for where these islands are? Like they do with child molesters.

460 Great White Snark  Feb 2, 2015 9:25:01pm

re: #430 palomino

Indeed, Paul’s argument against vaccines isn’t really a medical one at all. He’s not questioning the science so much as the right of the govt. to require people to keep their own kids healthy, and in the process, not infect other people’s kids.

Shorter-Selfishness rules. All will be well via libertarian magic.

461 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 9:26:23pm

Jake Tapper is really weird.

462 Jocko's Rocket Ship  Feb 2, 2015 9:28:08pm

re: #451 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Larry’s Market (which unfortunately doesn’t exist any more) had a Cinco de Mayo sale one year. The signs said: “German cars, French wine, Mexican beer.”

I support the first two notions, but Mexican beers are not very good (and almost all big beer owned.) They’re better than Bud Light but cynically over-priced. Modelo Negro is the exception, and Modelo is good by macro lager standards.

463 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 9:30:38pm
464 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 9:31:50pm

re: #462 Jocko’s Rocket Ship

I really like Modelo Negro. My favorite is Superior. I’m hopelessly lowbrow, what can I say? I don’t necessarily think quality is inversely correlated with output.

465 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 9:40:56pm

re: #452 Charles Johnson

I don’t agree it was a goof. He said the science was inconclusive about the cause of autism - that’s the entire context of his statement.

I would have agreed if not for the context:

Nobody knows exactly why. There are some people who are suspicious that it’s connected to vaccines and triggers, but (pointing to his right) this person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it. Part of the reason I think it’s very important to research it is those vaccines are also preventing huge numbers of deaths among children and preventing debilitating illnesses like Polio. And so we can’t afford to junk our vaccine system.

Both before and after the phrase he is talking about vaccines and how the system cannot be junked because of the alleged link between vaccines and autism. He also repeats the word “research” in the context of vaccines. It is clear that at this particular moment he is talking about that alleged link, not about the causes of autism in general being inconclusive. And the words thus imply that there is something inconclusive about this link, whereas it’s not so: there’s no link, period.
Either he wasn’t sure (quite possible, I don’t expect him to be minutely familiar with all topics), or he was trying to be polite and used the politician-speak to “talk them down”, so to say, without outright saying “you’re wrong”.
I agree that it’s malicious to use this offhand remark to somehow prove something about anti-vaxxers being right, and it’s dishonest to claim that this is “pandering to anti-vaxxers”. Other than that, I stand by my conclusion that it was a minor faux pas (of which all of us commit thousands in our lives).

466 Amory Blaine  Feb 2, 2015 9:43:32pm

I has such a crush on Jessica Lange back then as a young boy. Oh yeah, the dudes behind her.

467 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Feb 2, 2015 9:48:14pm

re: #452 Charles Johnson

I don’t agree it was a goof. He said the science was inconclusive about the cause of autism - that’s the entire context of his statement. He wouldn’t have gone on to express unconditional support for the vaccination system if he thought there was something inconclusive about the science behind it.

It was an impromptu response to an unrehearsed question, and it’s a bad mistake to try to read things into it that weren’t there.

I’ve got to say I’m with Sergey here. It seems clear to me that he was saying specifically that the science was not clear on the question of a connection between vaccines and autism. Otherwise it would have been a non sequitur to adduce the importance of vaccination as a reason for doing more studies. I’m actually pretty surprised that you read it so differently.

468 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 9:52:49pm

re: #466 Amory Blaine

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I has such a crush on Jessica Lange back then as a young boy. Oh yeah, the dudes behind her.

Being older than you:

Paula Prentiss in What’s New Pussycat?

469 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 9:53:56pm

Regardless of one’s interpretation, it’s pretty pathetic that the media are running with this stale non-news from 2008. This is the story here, not what Obama did once upon a time in a galaxy far far away.

470 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Feb 2, 2015 9:56:17pm

re: #469 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Regardless of one’s interpretation, it’s pretty pathetic that the media are running with this stale non-news from 2008. This is the story here, not what Obama did once upon a time in a galaxy far far away.

True enough.

471 Lidane  Feb 2, 2015 9:58:56pm

More stopped clocks on the right:

472 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 9:59:54pm

re: #471 Lidane

The problem is, this shouldn’t have ever been a controversy in the first place. What’s next on the schedule, the return of geocentrism?

473 teleskiguy  Feb 2, 2015 10:01:21pm

Incredible athletic agility.

474 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 2, 2015 10:02:25pm

Just out of curiosity: Are there any primates who live the Lone Predator™ lifestyle the Libertarians idolize? It seems to me our ancestors have lived in interdependent societies for a seriously long time.

475 Lidane  Feb 2, 2015 10:03:40pm

re: #472 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

The problem is, this shouldn’t have ever been a controversy in the first place.

True, but there are a lot of stupid people in the world.

What’s next on the schedule, the return of geocentrism?

Hollow Earth theory. Followed by dowsing and biorhythms.

476 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 10:04:29pm

re: #474 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just out of curiosity: Are there any primates who live the Lone PredatorTM lifestyle the Libertarians idolize? It seems to me our ancestors have lived in interdependent societies for a seriously long time.

Maybe a couple of folks somewhere in the Siberian forests or in the jungle, dunno. Even if there are, it’s certainly an exception.

477 Gus  Feb 2, 2015 10:09:44pm

Ayep.

478 Pip's Squeak  Feb 2, 2015 10:12:44pm

re: #474 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Just out of curiosity: Are there any primates who live the Lone PredatorTM lifestyle the Libertarians idolize? It seems to me our ancestors have lived in interdependent societies for a seriously long time.

Orangutans.

479 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 2, 2015 10:22:26pm

USA. 2015. Vaccination is being debated.

*smh*

480 Amory Blaine  Feb 2, 2015 10:24:44pm

Truck Full of Frozen Chicken Collides with Truck Full of Bees, Bursts into Flames

Drivers attempting to go down I-10 West will run into delays thanks to the most terrifying automobile accident in recent history: a truck full of frozen chicken collided with a truck full of godforsaken bees, and everything caught on fire.

The Desert Sun reported that chicken legs, flaming diesel fuel, and “thousands of bees” spilled onto the highway, and traffic near Palm Springs was backed up as emergency responders attempted to get the flaming debris of the chicken truck off the interstate.

481 goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2015 10:26:35pm

re: #478 Pip’s Squeak

Orangutans.

Hesitate to call them predators tho’. The vast majority of their diet is fruit & veggies.

482 BeachDem  Feb 2, 2015 10:33:06pm

re: #412 jaunte

This bit is interesting:

In light of this:

And once again I ask, WHY would he have been pandering to anti-vaxxers in the first place? Most of them were in California, which he won by 24 points in 2008, and I hardly think the Jenny McCarthy voting bloc was a big concern to anybody.

Bunch of bullshit.

483 Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2015 10:55:34pm

Again, it was an off the cuff answer, and he mixed up comments about autism with comments about vaccines, as people will do when they’re speaking impromptu. It’s really clear to me from the context of everything else he said that Obama wasn’t trying to imply there was doubt about a vaccine-autism link; if he meant to say that he wouldn’t have gone on to make the rest of his comments about the vital importance of the US vaccination system.

But whatever. If you don’t see it that way, you don’t see it that way. C’est la vie.

484 Romantic Heretic  Feb 3, 2015 2:47:33am

re: #369 Great White Snark

Did you see Paths Of Glory?
Kinda kidding he looked immortal and unstoppable in that movie.

One of my favourite movies, even though I’ve only seen it once. Cried like a baby at the end.

485 Romantic Heretic  Feb 3, 2015 3:03:55am

re: #413 b_sharp

I was just speaking to a fellow Canadian about joining LGF but I lied to him about my American lizard friends.

I told him you were a weird and wonderful alien species.

We are. Thoughtful creatures that attempt to understand, and who refuse to accept bullshit in any of its multifarious forms.

486 Decatur Deb  Feb 3, 2015 3:08:34am

re: #413 b_sharp

I was just speaking to a fellow Canadian about joining LGF but I lied to him about my American lizard friends.

I told him you were a weird and wonderful alien species.

>re: #485 Romantic Heretic

We are. Thoughtful creatures that attempt to understand, and who refuse to accept bullshit in any of its multifarious forms.

The proper term is “undocumented spacefarer”.

487 Romantic Heretic  Feb 3, 2015 3:08:38am

re: #432 Gus

Jaysus Christ it’s getting stupid.

Getting?

488 Romantic Heretic  Feb 3, 2015 3:16:04am

re: #468 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Emma Peel.

489 Rocky-in-Connecticut  Feb 3, 2015 4:32:19am

Since it appears Republicans and anti-vaxxers nowadays give more weight to personal antidotes over actual scientific evidence, I’ll participate:

From my own high school and personal friendships, I know personally of 3 college professors , 2 Creative Directors for major apparel designers, 2 software IPO millionaires, a former NASA media liaison and now elite private school President, 2 authors with major publishers, and several small business owners. All of them were vaccinated just like me.

I know of no one including myself that I know that ever suffered from autism due to vaccinations. Therefore, Autism rate: 0

That should clear it up once and for all. Remember, anecdotal evidence wins now. A guy who know this other guy told me so.


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Funding Restrictions Have Made Gun Violence Researchers Get Creative A study published Thursday concludes that a subsequent increase in gun exposure led to more accidental firearm deaths than otherwise would have occurred in the months after the school shooting. "It was the spike [in sales] itself that sort ...
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Recycling Chaos in U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’ Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, ...
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Trump Jerusalem Move: Tear Gas at Lebanon US Embassy Protest There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back ...
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Trump Says He and Trudeau Disagree on Trade Deficit. U.S. Stats Seem to Be on the PM’s SideHair Furor just can't seem to catch a break these days....Despite Trump's insistence the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, statistics from the website of the office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- the office handling NAFTA negotiations -- ...
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Blondie - Doom or Destiny (Official Video)Blondie performing "Doom or Destiny" from the new album "Pollinator".Out Now: blondie.lnk.to Follow Blondiefacebook.cominstagram.com@BlondieOfficial vevo.ly
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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (Official Music Video) Official video for Black Coffee from the new Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa album Black Coffee. Pre-order: smarturl.it BLACK COFFEE is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl. The limited CD box includes 2 coasters, a postcard and an ...
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Sparks - ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Sparks (allsparks.com) performs "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us" live in Studio A. Recorded 10.12.17. Host: Darren DeVivoAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Dan Tuozzoli, Kristal Ho, Monica Fafaul, Alexandra Brennan and Liz CarrEditor: ...
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