Amazingly, Another Highly-Placed Republican Resigns After Racist Comments Surface

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If you can believe this, yet another highly-placed Republican adviser has been forced to resign after a series of ugly racist comments were exposed: UPDATE: Rep. Schock’s Senior Adviser Resigns Over Reports of Racist Facebook Posts.

Updated: Our colleague Ed O’Keefe has confirmed that Benjamin Cole, 38, a senior adviser to Rep. Aaron Schock for about a year, resigned Thursday.

First the liberal news site Think Progress posted a series of more than year-old racially-charged alleged Facebook posts by Rep. Aaron Schock’s senior adviser, Benjamin Cole. Shortly thereafter, BuzzfeedNews posted several more.

In one post from October 2013, Cole compared people in his D.C. neighborhood to animals escaped from the National Zoo with the hashtag #gentrifytoday. A few months later he said he witnessed a shooting, saying “one of the hood rats on my street” got shot by “another hood rat.”

Buzzfeed found a post from August 2010, where Cole wrote that a mosque should be built on White House grounds, and responded to a comment on it saying “it would be nice for the President to have his own house of worship…”

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267 comments

1 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:26:02pm

OUTREACH!!!!

2 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 12:26:57pm

Rebranding.//

3 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 12:28:54pm



4 b.d.  Feb 5, 2015 12:29:42pm

DEMS ARE THE REAL RACISTS

5 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 12:32:57pm

Oh well - looks like Twitter finally got around to making TweetDeck not show tweets from users who have blocked you.

6 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:33:43pm

Former baptist minister? Wow, Class act.

7 leftynyc  Feb 5, 2015 12:33:50pm

Whooops - put this on dead thread downstairs but it’s too cute not to share. The moment when a child sees his mother for the first time. Sorry, I don’t know how to embed:

huffingtonpost.com

8 Ace-o-aces  Feb 5, 2015 12:34:03pm
9 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:34:24pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Oh well - looks like Twitter finally got around to making TweetDeck not show tweets from users who have blocked you.

I see still CCJ:

10 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:35:23pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

I see still CCJ:

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ALL gay? Wow.

11 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:35:48pm

re: #1 Mattand

OUTREACH!!!!

Mattand…

You didn’t like the “prevailing wind…we all end up on this beach comment of mine in the last thread???

Say it ain’t so man…say it ain’t so!

: )

12 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:36:04pm

re: #10 nines09

ALL gay? Wow.

yeah, I laughed, too.

13 Ace-o-aces  Feb 5, 2015 12:36:19pm
14 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 12:36:32pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why would he mention his gay uncle? Dude has serious identity issues when he’s got to always identify his wife as Asian, his uncle is gay, etc.

Or that he’s the Award Winning Journalist™ with the 158IQ.

15 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:36:52pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

Mattand…

You didn’t like the “prevailing wind…we all end up on this beach comment of mine in the last thread???

Say it ain’t so man…say it ain’t so!

: )

Gah?

Did I downding something by accident?

16 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:37:31pm

re: #14 lawhawk

He also tweeted a cartoon or something that showed up on my Tweetdeck as “sensitive material”:

17 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 12:37:55pm

This might make a few people want to wash their hands, their keyboards, and never ever touch Thom Tillis.

18 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 12:38:36pm

Fox News couldn’t have phrased it better.

First the liberal news site Think Progress posted a series of more than year-old racially-charged alleged Facebook posts by Rep. Aaron Schock’s senior adviser, Benjamin Cole.

19 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:38:54pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

Ugh. Sorry about that. Bad aim. That’s the second time I’ve done that in a week, first time I didn’t catch it.

Now stay the hell off of my lawn.

20 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:39:01pm

Isn’t Rep. Aaron Schock the dude that had the free decorating of his congressional office that was in the news yesterday?

I guess he is having a bad week.

Don’t some news outlets (like MSNBC) pass him off like he is one of the more likable moderate Republicans?

Tisk…tisk.

21 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 12:39:34pm

re: #18 Skip Intro

Fox News couldn’t have phrased it better.

First the liberal news site Think Progress posted a series of more than year-old racially-charged alleged Facebook posts by Rep. Aaron Schock’s senior adviser, Benjamin Cole.

Says the network bitching about Frozen over a year after its release.

22 Timothy Watson  Feb 5, 2015 12:39:38pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

He also tweeted a cartoon or something that showed up on my Tweetdeck as “sensitive material”:

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Probably a picture or GIF of Allison Williams (Brian Williams’s daughter) from “Girls”.

23 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:40:20pm

re: #22 Timothy Watson

Probably a picture of GIF of Allison Williams (Brian Williams’s daughter) from “Girls”.

Probably. I wasn’t interested enough to see it.

24 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:41:17pm

re: #20 ObserverArt

What’s a likable moderate Republican? I seem to have missed that species.

25 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 12:41:52pm

re: #24 nines09

What’s a likable moderate Republican? I seem to have missed that.

An extinct species from a long time ago.

26 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 12:41:59pm

re: #19 Mattand

Ugh. Sorry about that. Bad aim. That’s the second time I’ve done that in a week, first time I didn’t catch it.

Now stay the hell off of my lawn.

No problems. I think I can be on your lawn…I may be as old as you!

By the way…our 95 Posters band never made it to Woodstock. All of us being 14 or so, our parents wouldn’t let us go. Dammit. It was our big break too.

27 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:42:43pm

re: #20 ObserverArt

Isn’t Rep. Aaron Schock the dude that had the free decorating of his congressional office that was in the news yesterday?

I guess he is having a bad week.

Don’t some news outlets (like MSNBC) pass him off like he is one of the more likable moderate Republicans?

Tisk…tisk.

LOL, Rep. Schock defended his decorating his office like Downton Abbey because (I shit you not) he’s not some crusty old guy.

Because nothing says young and hip like decorating one’s office like early 20th Century upper-class Britain.

28 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 12:42:55pm

re: #26 ObserverArt

No problems. I think I can be on your lawn…I may be as old as you!

By the way…our 95 Posters band never made it to Woodstock. All of us being 14 or so, our parents would let us go. Dammit. It was our big break too.

I hear Brian Williams filled in for you?

29 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:43:00pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

I was going to say, wouldn’t that be the one on whose grave site you lay flowers once a year?

30 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:45:34pm

re: #28 A Cranky One

I hear Brian Williams filled in for you?

Actually, there’s another twist on that over at TPM. Short story is that the pilot of Williams’ chopper says they did take fire, but it was small arms and not a RPG.

Someone posted last night about the unreliability of human memory, so maybe Williams should be cut some slack on that.

31 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:47:35pm

re: #26 ObserverArt

No problems. I think I can be on your lawn…I may be as old as you!

By the way…our 95 Posters band never made it to Woodstock. All of us being 14 or so, our parents would let us go. Dammit. It was our big break too.

LOL, which Woodstock? The one where I was a toddler, or the one where I was pushing 30?

32 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 12:48:11pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Oh well - looks like Twitter finally got around to making TweetDeck not show tweets from users who have blocked you.

Found a way around it. Just set up a ‘User’ column instead of a ‘Search’ column. But they’ll probably get around to disabling this too, eventually.

33 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 12:48:42pm

re: #30 Mattand

Actually, there’s another twist on that over at TPM. Short story is that the pilot of Williams’ chopper says they did take fire, but it was small arms and not a RPG.

Someone posted last night about the unreliability of human memory, so maybe Williams should be cut some slack on that.

I’m not following, but there is also a distinction between “shot down” and “forced down”. Not sure what Williams claimed.

34 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:49:02pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

Found a way around it. Just set up a ‘User’ column instead of a ‘Search’ column. But they’ll probably get around to disabling this too, eventually.

I already have him in a User column.

35 Varek Raith  Feb 5, 2015 12:50:21pm

re: #30 Mattand

I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt.
/Blunt

36 darthstar  Feb 5, 2015 12:50:36pm

Rebranding - how does it work?

37 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 12:51:24pm

re: #18 Skip Intro

Fox News couldn’t have phrased it better.

First the liberal news site Think Progress posted a series of more than year-old racially-charged alleged Facebook posts by Rep. Aaron Schock’s senior adviser, Benjamin Cole.

Like a right wing site would point this out? Sure.

38 Mattand  Feb 5, 2015 12:52:29pm

re: #33 Decatur Deb

I’m not following, but there is also a distinction between “shot down” and “forced down”. Not sure what Williams claimed.

Geez, I completely missed the “forced down” part. Here’s the TPM article with the pilot defending Williams.

If I’m reading the article correctly, the chopper Williams was in was carrying bridge parts and eventually dropped them off. Maybe that’s the “forced down” part Williams is conflating.

39 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 12:52:39pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

This must be their solution to trolling - not let you see what the trolls are saying about you if they’ve blocked you.

40 b.d.  Feb 5, 2015 12:53:00pm

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

41 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 12:54:16pm

re: #40 b.d.

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

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Lol.

42 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 12:54:48pm

re: #40 b.d.

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

Dear conservatives, it’s time to bury the hatchet with me.

Heh. He’s appealing the Skeksis’ better nature.

43 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:55:57pm

re: #40 b.d.

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

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Bad sentence structure can be so much fun.
I read it completely different from the way I presume what he meant to say.

44 Varek Raith  Feb 5, 2015 12:56:59pm

re: #40 b.d.

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

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They did.
In your dumb ass.
Cheers!

45 b_sharp  Feb 5, 2015 12:57:45pm

re: #44 Varek Raith

They did.
In your dumb ass.
Cheer!

How am I supposed to get that image out of my head?

46 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 12:58:00pm

re: #40 b.d.

Might I suggest places to bury the hatchet?

/fun with grammar is fun (courtesy of the Department of Redundancy Department)

47 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:58:18pm
48 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 12:58:23pm

re: #40 b.d.

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

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Chuckles is losing his edge. Are there no sluts to dox? No “rip the lid off” Jeb Bush exposes? No joyful rantings over his legal victories?

Just time to bury the hatchet? This isn’t the UpChuck we’ve all come to know and loath.

49 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 12:58:28pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Oh well - looks like Twitter finally got around to making TweetDeck not show tweets from users who have blocked you.

Damnit, how are we going to make fun of CCJ now?

50 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 12:58:29pm

re: #42 Decatur Deb

Heh. He’s appealing the Skeksis’ better nature.

Upding for the Dark Crystal reference.

But shouldn’t it be Skeksis’s? /runs for cover/

51 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 12:59:07pm
52 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 12:59:17pm

re: #48 Skip Intro

Chuckles is losing his edge. Are there no sluts to dox? No “rip the lid off” Jeb Bush exposes? No joyful rantings over his legal victories?

Just time to bury the hatchet? This isn’t the UpChuck we’ve all come to know and loath.

He thinks he can go after NBC advertisers.

53 Varek Raith  Feb 5, 2015 12:59:20pm

re: #45 b_sharp

How am I supposed to get that image out of my head?

By thinking of it in even greater detail.

54 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 1:00:08pm

I had put this in the last thread. Pretty interesting considering his place in the world, etc.

- - - - - -

Was there mention around these parts about the 2008 Pentagon study that researched if Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome? I guess the report was released yesterday. I heard about it on the news earlier today.

Here is a link to a Time article about it…

Old Pentagon Study Says Putin Has Asperger’s

55 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:00:36pm

FYI. Tweetbot still allows you to see tweets from those who blocked you.

56 b_sharp  Feb 5, 2015 1:00:57pm

re: #53 Varek Raith

By thinking of it in even greater detail.

0_o

57 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 1:02:19pm

re: #50 A Cranky One

Upding for the Dark Crystal reference.

But shouldn’t it be Skeksis’s? /runs for cover/

Before language can evolve, it must mutate. I am a mutagen.

58 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 1:03:02pm

re: #45 b_sharp

How am I supposed to get that image out of my head?

How is Chucky supposed to get the hatchet out of his head…’cuz that is where it would most likely get buried.

59 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 1:03:24pm
60 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:05:50pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

He thinks he can go after NBC advertisers.

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Do “we” have a list? I would think a journalist the of caliber UpChuck considers himself to be would have that information about all networks right at his fingertips, plus up to the minute ratings data as well.

WTH does this award winning journalist do all day, just dick off on Twitter? Does his Hot Asian Wife know?

61 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 1:06:24pm
62 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:06:53pm
63 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 1:07:00pm
64 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2015 1:08:15pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

They never bothered reading before. Why would they start now?

65 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 1:08:23pm

re: #59 Gus

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:(

66 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:09:31pm

Seriously, when does the meme “This is what racists to do white men” start?

67 CuriousLurker  Feb 5, 2015 1:09:43pm
68 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 1:09:45pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

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Anything after the headline is tl;dr.

69 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 1:10:26pm

re: #65 #FergusonFireside

:(

Yeah. What a nightmare it must have been for her. He was her little baby once.

70 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 1:11:02pm

re: #69 Gus

Yeah. What a nightmare it must have been for her. He was her little baby once.

I hope she didn’t watch it. I’m sure she did tho.

71 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 1:11:37pm

re: #70 #FergusonFireside

I hope she didn’t watch it. I’m sure she did tho.

I won’t.

72 CuriousLurker  Feb 5, 2015 1:12:26pm

re: #70 #FergusonFireside

I hope she didn’t watch it. I’m sure she did tho.

Maybe that’s what killed her. *sigh*

73 darthstar  Feb 5, 2015 1:12:41pm
74 darthstar  Feb 5, 2015 1:12:57pm
75 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:13:07pm

re: #72 CuriousLurker

Maybe that’s what killed her. *sigh*

No kidding. It was horrific. I wish I could erase that memory.

76 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 1:14:17pm
77 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 1:16:54pm
78 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 1:17:27pm

OW! Stop poking me, GREEN FOOTBALLS!!!1!eleven

79 b_sharp  Feb 5, 2015 1:17:31pm

re: #58 ObserverArt

How is Chucky supposed to get the hatchet out of his head…’cuz that is where it would most likely get buried.

My image, thanks to VR, is it deeply buried in Chuckie’s ass crack.

80 Varek Raith  Feb 5, 2015 1:17:31pm

Pokes person!

81 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:18:05pm

re: #70 #FergusonFireside

I hope she didn’t watch it. I’m sure she did tho.

That had to be the ugliest, vilest, most corrupt act of those criminals yet.

Beheading is one thing, but to burn an alive human being? When it was first reported on TV, I said out loud, “OMFG”, because I knew it had to be true.

I refuse to watch it, but Walid Shoebat wants everyone to see it. He’s the self-proclaimed “Islam expert” who tries to convince everyone he was a member of the PLA and converted to christianity. Except apparently, it’s all about the money: cnn.com

And Shoebat knows which side the butter is on the bread.

82 CuriousLurker  Feb 5, 2015 1:18:16pm

re: #75 Dr. Matt

No kidding. It was horrific. I wish I could erase that memory.

I inadvertently saw a couple of stills as they’re everywhere & impossible to avoid, but I didn’t watch any video for the reason you just stated—once they inject that shit into your head, you can’t get it out. I’m NOT letting them do that to me again (reference to the horrors of 9/11).

83 The Ghost of Tonalite Gneiss  Feb 5, 2015 1:19:07pm

Slandering the work of decent, God-fearing pokespersons everywhere.

84 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 1:19:53pm

LGF Pokesperson

85 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:21:04pm

File this under: “Things you will never hear about again from the right-wing world”

Now Sharyl Attkisson’s Lawyer Suggests Her Personal Computer Wasn’t Hacked

86 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 1:21:42pm

Wow. Anti-vaxxers on twitters are so… dumb. Unable to post anything cogent, or resembling an argument. It’s magical beliefs and freedom!!!

Witness:

And that’s one of the slightly more coherent ones.

87 CuriousLurker  Feb 5, 2015 1:23:42pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

OW! Stop poking me, GREEN FOOTBALLS!!!1!eleven

Apparently, its been poking them incessantly since you broke with them in ‘09. You’re like a sliver or a paper cut or something. LOL

88 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:23:53pm

Think things will change at Twitter? Think again.

Twitter reports $432 million in advertising revenue for 4th-quarter, up 97% year over year - @venturebeat
read more on venturebeat.com

89 nines09  Feb 5, 2015 1:23:54pm

re: #86 lawhawk

English appears to be foreign material to them. Are they sure they weren’t vaccinated? //

90 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 1:25:44pm

re: #86 lawhawk

91 Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2015 1:26:02pm

re: #81 Justanotherhuman

That had to be the ugliest, vilest, most corrupt act of those criminals yet.

Beheading is one thing, but to burn an alive human being? When it was first reported on TV, I said out loud, “OMFG”, because I knew it had to be true.

I refuse to watch it, but Walid Shoebat wants everyone to see it. He’s the self-proclaimed “Islam expert” who tries to convince everyone he was a member of the PLA and converted to christianity. Except apparently, it’s all about the money: cnn.com

And Shoebat knows which side the butter is on the bread.

Shoebat is a fraud, a con artist. That anyone takes him seriously is disgraceful.

92 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:26:10pm

Bang on, Bangor:

93 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:26:22pm

News Anchors Have A Lot Of Questions About Brian Williams’ Helicopter Story

huffingtonpost.com

Here comes The NBC Nightly News with Don Lemon.

94 De Kolta Chair  Feb 5, 2015 1:26:43pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Alan Shepard left a lot of divots on the moon. //
95 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:27:32pm

re: #94 De Kolta Chair

Just such an obvious fake. Everybody knows you can’t see color on the Moon.

96 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:28:18pm

re: #91 Dr Lizardo

Shoebat is a fraud, a con artist. That anyone takes him seriously is disgraceful.

How he managed to get in the US without being declared an “undesirable” is hard to imagine. : )

97 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 1:29:29pm

re: #71 Gus

I won’t.

I won’t either, no way no how.

98 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 1:31:19pm

re: #94 De Kolta Chair

Excuse me while I hit this shot.

99 Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2015 1:31:35pm

re: #96 Justanotherhuman

How he managed to get in the US without being declared an “undesirable” is hard to imagine. : )

Heh.

Wasn’t he long ago exposed as having lied about his “PLO” past? I’m pretty sure I recall the Israeli authorities essentially saying Shoebat’s story was bullshit.

That’s why I can’t comprehend that anyone pays even one iota of attention to anything he has to say.

100 Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2015 1:31:42pm

re: #93 Skip Intro

News Anchors Have A Lot Of Questions About Brian Williams’ Helicopter Story

huffingtonpost.com

Here comes The NBC Nightly News with Don Lemon.

The ghosts of Huntley and Brinkley forfend.

101 De Kolta Chair  Feb 5, 2015 1:31:53pm

re: #95 Skip Intro

Just such an obvious fake. Everybody knows you can’t see color on the Moon.

Exactly. The hand-tinting is always a give-away, as with this other obviously faked NASA photo.

102 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:32:33pm

re: #98 lawhawk

Excuse me while I hit this shot.

That could be the ball the Rover found on Mars.

103 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 1:33:44pm

re:
#18

First the liberal news site Think Progress posted a series of more than year-old racially-charged alleged Facebook posts by Rep. Aaron Schock’s senior adviser, Benjamin Cole.

Yeah hurr hurr did you know who the real racists were who were KKK—Democrats and Robert Byrd!!! That’s who—why don’t Democrat Party demand Byrd resine?!?!??!?!?

Moar than 1 years old!! UR argument is unvalidated!!!

104 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:34:56pm

Anthem fined $1.7 million in 2010 breach

usatoday.com

SAN FRANCISCO - Anthem Inc., which revealed Wednesday that the records of 80 million of its customers had potentially been breached, was fined $1.7 million for a 2010 computer breach that resulted in the disclosure of personal information of approximately 612,000 people.

The fine was levied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under HIPAA, the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which governs the confidentiality and security of medical information.

(snip)

This week’s breach at Anthem will likely be the largest health care related breach to date as it involved as many as 80 million Anthem current and former customers. Anthem is potentially liable for fine of up to $1.5 million for the breach under HHS rules.

More

105 William of Orange  Feb 5, 2015 1:36:06pm

Wait wait, my eyes must be bleeding.

Someone named O’Keefe reported this??

:-)

106 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 1:36:10pm
107 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 1:36:41pm

Thanks for the mention there are images of the pilot execution on the ‘net. I will try to make sure never to cross those as best as I can. Using this site as a clearing house for most news/politics will help. Thanks Charles and the Lizardfolk.

By the way. Has NBC or MSNBC made any mention of the Brian Williams tall tales? I haven’t watched any news today. Probably check out Maddow or Lawrence O’Donnell later.

108 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 1:36:42pm

re:
#40

Dear conservatives, it’s time to bury the hatchet with me.

Dear everybody, it’s time to say your sorry and admit I’m right about everything.

109 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 1:36:47pm

Holy Fuck. Just had another anti-vaxxer claim that smallpox wasn’t eradicated. But it’s gone because of clean water and good hygiene. That was followed up by a claim that I’ve got to stop watching tv.

Ignorant and dumb in one tweet. The daily double.

We are dealing with weapons grade derp here. And it’s not getting any better. The anti-vaxxers are a truly dangerous sort of derp.

110 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:37:15pm

Didn’t Sharyl Attkisson testify lie before Congress that her personal computer was hacked?

111 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 1:37:56pm

re:
#64

Yeah, reading? That hard.

112 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 1:38:19pm
113 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 1:39:07pm

re: #101 De Kolta Chair

Exactly. The hand-tinting is always a give-away, as with this other obviously faked NASA photo.

Embedded Image

I may have asked before…but how do you come up with all the classic old images? Is there a special search site you use? I love old images and you keep coming up with ‘em?

114 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:39:15pm

re: #104 Justanotherhuman

Anthem’s CEO could pay that fine with his lunch money.

WellPoint CEO earned nearly $17M last year

indystar.com

115 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 1:39:31pm

re:
#77

GREEN FOOTBALLS became a pokes person for the enemy. .islam

Is there an English version of this tweet?

/

116 lawhawk  Feb 5, 2015 1:41:17pm

re: #110 Dr. Matt

Yes, yes she did. So she perjured herself.

117 Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2015 1:41:52pm

re: #109 lawhawk

It occurs to me, when I look at Tweets like that (and others across the sociocultural milieu) that there’s obviously a vast segment of the human population (globally speaking) that live in their very own alternate reality, a subjective reality completely removed from the objective reality that I prefer to dwell in. It really becomes the question of “What color is the sky in their world?”, because their reality is wholly detached from anything even remotely recognizable to anyone laying claim to sanity.

118 thedopefishlives  Feb 5, 2015 1:42:18pm

Evening Lizardim.

119 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 5, 2015 1:43:03pm

re: #116 lawhawk

Yes, yes she did. So she perjured herself.

Or she’s a complete idiot knowing nothing about how computers and keyboards work. Given the choice I’m sure she’ll settle for being incompetent unless it’s something equally silly about her testimony being taken out of context.
////

120 Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2015 1:44:39pm

And with that, goodnight Lizards.

121 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:45:05pm

re: #116 lawhawk

Yes, yes she did. So she perjured herself.

Aaaaaannndddd 18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally

Whoever—

(1) having taken an oath before a competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any case in which a law of the United States authorizes an oath to be administered, that he will testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, or that any written testimony, declaration, deposition, or certificate by him subscribed, is true, willfully and contrary to such oath states or subscribes any material matter which he does not believe to be true; or

(2) in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribes as true any material matter which he does not believe to be true;

is guilty of perjury and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. This section is applicable whether the statement or subscription is made within or without the United States.

122 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:46:08pm

re: #117 Dr Lizardo

Even my grandson says we are so fucked…

It’s as though a version of “The Idiocracy” is already here.

123 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:47:10pm

Everytime my father’s internet goes down or his laptop crashes, he’s convinced it’s the neighborhood kid hacking into his network. Of course, he’s 77.

124 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:47:10pm
125 darthstar  Feb 5, 2015 1:47:35pm
126 makeitstop  Feb 5, 2015 1:47:44pm

re: #98 lawhawk

Excuse me while I hit this shot.

Or… ‘Now watch this drive.’

127 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 1:47:56pm
128 unproven innocence  Feb 5, 2015 1:48:57pm

re: #104 Justanotherhuman

“…as many as 80 million Anthem current and former customers. Anthem is potentially liable for fine of up to $1.5 million…”

About 12 cents fine per customer isn’t much motivation for improvement, IMO. The bulk postage costs for notifications are greater.

129 A Cranky One  Feb 5, 2015 1:49:34pm

re: #98 lawhawk

Excuse me while I hit this shot.

130 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 1:49:41pm

Chuck is now trying to spread the lie that Hurricane Katrina didn’t cause any flooding in the French Quarter - it’s false. The French Quarter didn’t have the same massive flooding as other parts of New Orleans but there was definitely some.

131 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:50:24pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

Chuck is now trying to spread the lie that Hurricane Katrina didn’t cause any flooding in the French Quarter - it’s false. The French Quarter didn’t have the same massive flooding as other parts of New Orleans but there was definitely some.

And his point is ……?

132 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 1:51:05pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

Chuck is now trying to spread the lie that Hurricane Katrina didn’t cause any flooding in the French Quarter - it’s false. The French Quarter didn’t have the same massive flooding as other parts of New Orleans but there was definitely some.

For what purpose is he on that topic???

Wait, no need for answer. It’s Chuck C. Johnson.

133 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 1:51:47pm

re: #131 Skip Intro

And his point is ……?

He’s trying to accuse Brian Williams of lying about seeing a body float by from his hotel room in the French Quarter. He has absolutely no evidence, so he’s trying to make up a story that the Quarter had no flooding at all.

134 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:52:58pm

re: #128 unproven innocence

Yes, it’s a considerably lower amt of money when millions have been affected, compared to the 600K+ which got them a larger fine.

135 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 5, 2015 1:53:11pm

re:
#18

First the liberal news site Think Progress posted a series of more than year-old racially-charged alleged Facebook posts by Rep. Aaron Schock’s senior adviser, Benjamin Cole.

FAlse Flag!!!!

Hasn’t he already resigned over this? That would seem to suggest something more than “alleged”.

Next: the Facebook posts weren’t really “racially-charged”. /

136 Dr. Matt  Feb 5, 2015 1:53:57pm

Now the vultures are going to attempt to fact check Brian Williams’s entire career.

137 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 5, 2015 1:53:59pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The only time in my life I cared about someone’s golf game …

138 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 1:54:16pm

re: #135 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

re:
#18

FAlse Flag!!!!

Hasn’t he already resigned over this? That would seem to suggest something more than “alleged”.

Next: the Facebook posts weren’t really “racially-charged”. /

That’s the way they roll.

139 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 1:55:35pm

re: #117 Dr Lizardo

It occurs to me, when I look at Tweets like that (and others across the sociocultural milieu) that there’s obviously a vast segment of the human population (globally speaking) that live in their very own alternate reality, a subjective reality completely removed from the objective reality that I prefer to dwell in. It really becomes the question of “What color is the sky in their world?”, because their reality is wholly detached from anything even remotely recognizable to anyone laying claim to sanity.

Seriously. It is that difficult to find common ground with some folks that you wonder what planet they’re from. It’s impossible to have a discussion with them because they don’t believe in simple things like germs.

140 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 1:56:17pm
141 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 1:57:07pm

Why not milk this for all it’s worth?

142 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 1:57:11pm

re: #140 #FergusonFireside

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Imagine what a dick he’d have been if he’d WON!

143 makeitstop  Feb 5, 2015 1:58:34pm

re: #140 #FergusonFireside

Account by @davidaxelrod of POTUS call w/Romney on election night is 100% accurate. I remember it well.

Better Carney remembering than Brian Williams, at this juncture.

144 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 1:58:53pm
145 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:02:43pm

Anyone think Jeb Bush is going to be nominated by the Rs and pick Walker for his VP? I think Walker is conservative enough, yet appeals to the R power brokers enough, to satisfy everyone of them to some degree or another. Walker is still young, and could wait out 8 years of another Bush.

But I think Hillary is going to be the next prez.

146 goddamnedfrank  Feb 5, 2015 2:03:58pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

He’s trying to accuse Brian Williams of lying about seeing a body float by from his hotel room in the French Quarter. He has absolutely no evidence, so he’s trying to make up a story that the Quarter had no flooding at all.

The French Quarter borders the Mississippi River. The quarter didn’t flood, but it didn’t have to for Williams to have seen a body floating in the river.

147 Skip Intro  Feb 5, 2015 2:04:43pm

re: #145 Justanotherhuman

Walker is already completely connected to the Koch brothers, so yeah, I can see him doing that to get all of those Koch Bucks.

148 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 2:05:22pm
149 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:06:48pm

re: #140 #FergusonFireside

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I heard about this. Apparently Mitt said something ot POTUS about “good job getting out the vote in Milwaukee and the otehr major cities” and POTUS was naturally offended by that since Mitt was insuniating that Obama only won because of the minority vote. Fact is, the only demographic Mitt won was white guys. Obama’s coalition has always been much more diverse and representative of America as a whole than any Republican’s coalition.

150 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:06:53pm

And gas here went up 20 cents a gal overnight.

Editor’s note: With today’s gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now in positive territory for 2015. The Dow gained 212 to finish at 17,884. - Tom
end of note

151 b.d.  Feb 5, 2015 2:07:40pm

re: #144 Gus

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Why would anyone think that Brian Williams is a liberal?

152 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 2:08:18pm

re: #151 b.d.

Why would anyone think that Brian Williams is a liberal?

Interned with Pres. Carter.

153 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:08:47pm

re: #142 Blind Frog Belly White

Imagine what a dick he’d have been if he’d WON!

Mitt has no class at all. To steal from Molly Ivins, Mitt was born with the team carrying him on the shoulders but Mitt thinks he hit the home run even though he doesn’t know a bat from a tennis racket.

154 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 5, 2015 2:08:52pm

re: #151 b.d.

Why would anyone think that Brian Williams is a liberal?

He’s not on FOX.

155 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 2:09:24pm

re: #154 klystron

He’s not on FOX.

Yep.

156 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:09:35pm

re: #147 Skip Intro

Walker is already completely connected to the Koch brothers, so yeah, I can see him doing that to get all of those Koch Bucks.

He’s been in bed with them for many years now.

157 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2015 2:10:37pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

Yup. A 2 second Google Image search finds flooding on Canal St.

But we all know he has no clue how to use Google. “Link me!”.

158 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:11:05pm

Bush-Walker sounds plausible. Jeb’s going to want to go with some young and has a lot of appeal to the base but also appeals to the corporate big wig crowd. That sounds like Walker to a tee. I wonder who someone like Cruz or Paul would choose as a running mate.

159 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:11:27pm

I think Hillary if she’s the Dem nominee needs to go with a young Senator, Governor, or Congressman.

160 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2015 2:11:33pm

re: #147 Skip Intro

He’s a big Kochsucker.

161 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2015 2:12:19pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Bush-Walker sounds plausible. Jeb’s going to want to go with some young and has a lot of appeal to the base but also appeals to the corporate big wig crowd. That sounds like Walker to a tee. I wonder who someone like Cruz or Paul would choose as a running mate.

Each other. Duh!

162 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 2:12:23pm

re: #147 Skip Intro

Walker is already completely connected to the Koch brothers, so yeah, I can see him doing that to get all of those Koch Bucks.

I’m still so amused about the time Scott Walker got punked by a blogger who pretended to be David Koch.

163 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:14:11pm

re: #161 GlutenFreeJesus

Each other. Duh!

Touche.

164 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:14:23pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still so amused about the time Scott Walker got punked by a blogger who pretended to be David Koch.

That was great.

165 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:14:24pm

Walker would work furiously as VP to get all the unions out of the Federal govt, doncha know.

166 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 2:15:23pm
167 makeitstop  Feb 5, 2015 2:15:28pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Bush-Walker sounds plausible

I read that wrong - thought you said Butch Walker.

168 SteelPH  Feb 5, 2015 2:15:36pm

re: #165 Justanotherhuman

Walker would work furiously as VP to get all the unions out of the Federal govt, doncha know.

And get the Federal govt into vaginas.

169 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:15:52pm

re: #164 HappyWarrior

That was great.

Ah, memories!

scottwalkerwatch.com

170 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:16:46pm

re: #168 SteelPH

And get the Federal govt into vaginas.

And deny gay couples the right to adopt. Fits in well there good with Jeb too since Jeb championed that as governor as well.

171 wrenchwench  Feb 5, 2015 2:18:01pm
172 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:18:03pm

re: #166 Gus

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Yeah he’s always come off as your typical anchor to me. Very non-partisan. I wouldn’t be shocked if he leaned liberal in his personal views but these idiots who think he’s left wing like they’re right wing are delusional. John Nolte needs serious help by the way. Ragegasming every day will give you a stroke eventually.

173 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:18:39pm

And if you flip Bush-Walker, you get Walker-Bush.

174 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 2:18:43pm
175 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 2:19:05pm

OK, not many of those.

176 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:20:49pm

re: #172 HappyWarrior

Yeah he’s always come off as your typical anchor to me. Very non-partisan. I wouldn’t be shocked if he leaned liberal in his personal views but these idiots who think he’s left wing like they’re right wing are delusional. John Nolte needs serious help by the way. Ragegasming every day will give you a stroke eventually.

What you have to realize is that for those folks being ‘your typical anchor’ makes you automatically an ultraliberal, far-Left wing hyperpartisan.

Of course they’re delusional. They think Fox is fair and balanced.

177 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:21:21pm

re: #176 Blind Frog Belly White

What you have to realize is that for those folks being ‘your typical anchor’ makes you automatically an ultraliberal, far-Left wing hyperpartisan.

Of course they’re delusional. They think Fox is fair and balanced.

Reality does have a well known liberal bias.

178 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:21:27pm
Loftus says there are two plausible scenarios with Williams’ faulty memory: He lied and knows it, or the event became a false memory that he believed.

usatoday.com

Loftus is a world-class expert on false memory, so if she finds this option plausible (alongside lying, of course), so do I.

179 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:23:00pm

re: #178 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

usatoday.com

Loftus is a world-class expert on false memory, so if she finds this option plausible (alongside lying, of course), so do I.

I think it’s coming off like an event that became a false memory. It’s certainly not the worst thing I’ve seen a journalist do.

180 EPR-radar  Feb 5, 2015 2:24:26pm

re: #165 Justanotherhuman

Walker would work furiously as VP to get all the unions out of the Federal govt, doncha know.

Scott Walker as VP would also be diligent about trying to claim the title of ‘most evil VP ever’ from Dick Cheney.

181 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:25:23pm

re: #180 EPR-radar

Scott Walker as VP would also be diligent about trying to claim the title of ‘most evil VP ever’ from Dick Cheney.

And Walker has the edge of not looking like a villain out of central casting. Acts the part though.

182 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 2:25:28pm
183 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:26:19pm

re: #179 HappyWarrior

I think it’s coming off like an event that became a false memory. It’s certainly not the worst thing I’ve seen a journalist do.

Maybe he’s suffering from early Alzheimer’s. It’s not unknown to hit people in their 50s.

184 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 2:27:20pm

Brian WIlliams got around…

Brain Williams appears with U. S. Grant as part of The Peabody Fund Committee

Opens to larger image!

185 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:28:46pm

Finally caught yesterday’s Daily Show. Jon had a great point about why Tillis and the other “get rid of burdensome regulation” types are hypocritical as hell. Jon basically pointed out that Tillis said that the free market would do its own thing if there was a sign about employees not washign their hands at said establishment but Jon said in a truly “free market without regulations” that sign wouldn’t be needed at all. So basically Senator Shithands (R), North Carolina is not only stupid and disgusting but also hypocritical. I for one think people should wash their hands if they’re dealing with food. But I guess Tillis didn’t pass pre-school.

186 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:28:50pm

re: #178 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

usatoday.com

Loftus is a world-class expert on false memory, so if she finds this option plausible (alongside lying, of course), so do I.

I may have something which bears on this. For years, when making fun of Bubba’s Shrimp Soliloquy in ‘Forrest Gump’, I thought I was reciting accurately when I said, ‘Bawled shree-ump. Fraahed shree-ump. Shree-umpmp Cree-awle. Shree-ump Aytoofay’.

However, the Older Boy recently watched the movie again, and told Mrs. BFBW, “My father LIED to me!” Apparently, Bubba never mentions Shrimp Etoufee. But I remember clearly him saying it.

187 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:29:55pm

re: #178 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

usatoday.com

Loftus is a world-class expert on false memory, so if she finds this option plausible (alongside lying, of course), so do I.

Her interview:

hereandnow.wbur.org

188 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:32:23pm

re: #186 Blind Frog Belly White

I may have something which bears on this. For years, when making fun of Bubba’s Shrimp Soliloquy in ‘Forrest Gump’, I thought I was reciting accurately when I said, ‘Bawled shree-ump. Fraahed shree-ump. Shree-umpmp Cree-awle. Shree-ump Aytoofay’.

However, the Older Boy recently watched the movie again, and told Mrs. BFBW, “My father LIED to me!” Apparently, Bubba never mentions Shrimp Etoufee. But I remember clearly him saying it.

I was convinced for years that I went on a roller coaster that I thought was a ride. It took my brother and a friend to convince me that it had all be a very vivid dream.

189 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:32:41pm

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Finally caught yesterday’s Daily Show. Jon had a great point about why Tillis and the other “get rid of burdensome regulation” types are hypocritical as hell. Jon basically pointed out that Tillis said that the free market would do its own thing if there was a sign about employees not washign their hands at said establishment but Jon said in a truly “free market without regulations” that sign wouldn’t be needed at all. So basically Senator Shithands (R), North Carolina is not only stupid and disgusting but also hypocritical. I for one think people should wash their hands if they’re dealing with food. But I guess Tillis didn’t pass pre-school.

Tillis is a world class idiot. To him, it’s perfectly fine that the “market” will inflict disease and death on people as long as the “govt” doesn’t pass regulations to make sure they don’t get sick and die.

We’ve seen how the market works without regs, and we should never, ever go back to that.

190 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:33:54pm

re: #189 Justanotherhuman

Tillis is a world class idiot. To him, it’s perfectly fine that the “market” will inflict disease and death on people as long as the “govt” doesn’t pass regulations to make sure they don’t get sick and die.

We’ve seen how the market works without regs, and we should never, ever go back to that.

Absolutely. Just thought it was worth noting the hypocrite angle as well which was one I never thought really about because my first thought was “Wow this guy seriously wants it to be okay for people working with food not to wash their hands.” Man we elect some real grade A morons.

191 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:34:26pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

I was convinced for years that I went on a roller coaster that I thought was a ride. It took my brother and a friend to convince me that it had all be a very vivid dream.

Wait - you mean it’s entirely possible that I never really found myself sitting in a class in my underwear, only it wasn’t really my underwear, and nobody noticed yet but class will end soon and they’ll all see, only it’s not really my underwear, I was actually naked?
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192 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:35:49pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - you mean it’s entirely possible that I never really found myself sitting in a class in my underwear, only it wasn’t really my underwear, and nobody noticed yet but class will end soon and they’ll all see, only it’s not really my underwear, I was actually naked?
///

Moreover, right now you will wake up and realize that all this (including this site) was a dream. You’re actually a little girl in Siberia in 1915.

193 OhNoZombies!  Feb 5, 2015 2:37:12pm

Can I use Twitter as an example of how well people regulate themselves when there’s little or no oversight?

194 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:37:25pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - you mean it’s entirely possible that I never really found myself sitting in a class in my underwear, only it wasn’t really my underwear, and nobody noticed yet but class will end soon and they’ll all see, only it’s not really my underwear, I was actually naked?
///

Haha. Seriously though, I was afraid to go on roller coasters for the longest time because of this dream. It all made sense it was a dream when I really thought about it though since I realized that so much of my memory was vague. I’m not going to really form an opinion on “Helicoptergate” until I read more honestly.

195 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:38:48pm

re: #192 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Moreover, right now you will wake up and realize that all this (including this site) was a dream. You’re actually a little girl in Siberia in 1915.

You’re sure I’m not Pam Ewing, and any minute now I’ll wake up to discover that all this and the whole 9th season was a dream?

196 The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2015 2:40:09pm

I’m going to make pie now.

197 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:40:19pm

re: #192 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Moreover, right now you will wake up and realize that all this (including this site) was a dream. You’re actually a little girl in Siberia in 1915.

Hehe, I had this idea for a short story where the protagonist lives his life. Lives to be a very old man and goes to sleep one night and wakes up a teenage before but it would be difficult to do because I would want to have hints that it was a dream. Dreams can feel so vivid sometimes. Has anyone here ever gotten dream repeats. Dreams are fascinating to me. I don’t try to get any meaning out of them but one thing that fascinates me are the people in our dreams. I read that we use people, sometimes total strangers or even people we don’t even interact with at all into characters in our dreams. And it reminds me of a childhood nightmare I had where a man I had seen once became a Freddy Kruger like character.

198 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:40:52pm

My favorite dream is still the one where I told the girl that I knew it was a dream but I still found her cute and wanted to know if she’d go out with me.

She said yes.

199 thedopefishlives  Feb 5, 2015 2:41:43pm

re: #198 HappyWarrior

My favorite dream is still the one where I told the girl that I knew it was a dream but I still found her cute and wanted to know if she’d go out with me.

She said yes.

That must be nice.

200 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:41:46pm

Metro-North engineer activated emergency brake roughly more than 900 feet before crossing, blew horn before Valhalla, NY, crash, NTSB says - @PIX11News
read more on pix11.com

6m
NTSB on Metro-North crash in Valhalla, NY: We found that the crossing arm and the traffic signal both operated as designed; there were no problems found - @ABC7NY
see original on twitter.com

201 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:42:53pm

re: #197 HappyWarrior

Have you ever read Lem’s The Futurological Congress? Highly recommended.

202 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:44:03pm

re: #197 HappyWarrior

Hehe, I had this idea for a short story where the protagonist lives his life. Lives to be a very old man and goes to sleep one night and wakes up a teenage before but it would be difficult to do because I would want to have hints that it was a dream. Dreams can feel so vivid sometimes. Has anyone here ever gotten dream repeats. Dreams are fascinating to me. I don’t try to get any meaning out of them but one thing that fascinates me are the people in our dreams. I read that we use people, sometimes total strangers or even people we don’t even interact with at all into characters in our dreams. And it reminds me of a childhood nightmare I had where a man I had seen once became a Freddy Kruger like character.

I dream every single night. They’re either pleasant or a bit weird, but never scary. It’s what I enjoy most about sleeping. : )

203 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:44:14pm

re: #199 thedopefishlives

That must be nice.

I know, it’s never that simple in real life though! Because of Inception, I started keeping a dream journal in an effort to remember my dreams more often and it helped. I actually recently had a very weird one that was very meta. I was using dreams to achieve some kind of thing. I think generate moeny and the comic Louis C.K kidnapped me. I escaped by diving into water and somehow I got reeled out with a fishnet. Now, who wants to analyze that!

204 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:44:34pm

re: #201 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Have you ever read Lem’s The Futurological Congress? Highly recommended.

No, never heard of it. Sounds interesting.

205 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:45:41pm

re: #204 HappyWarrior

No, never heard of it. Sounds interesting.

1971, long before all the matrices and inceptions ;)

206 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:45:45pm

re: #202 Justanotherhuman

I dream every single night. They’re either pleasant or a bit weird, but never scary. It’s what I enjoy most about sleeping. : )

I have scary ones sometimes. Not like when you’re a kid mind you but I do wake up briefly thinking “Oh man do I have do high school or college again?” And then after a few minutes, I realize, oh yeah I’m 27 and I have my BA.

207 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:45:58pm

re: #205 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

1971, long before all the matrices and inceptions ;)

Cool, I’ll give it a read.

208 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:46:40pm

re: #204 HappyWarrior

(In fact I just found the full text by googling, but not giving the link for obvious reasons.)

209 thedopefishlives  Feb 5, 2015 2:47:16pm

re: #203 HappyWarrior

I never remember my dreams. I also would never dream about a girl - up until Mrs. Fish, I was pretty much guaranteed rejection, and those are more commonly known as “nightmares”.

210 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:48:05pm

re: #193 OhNoZombies!

Can I use Twitter as an example of how well people regulate themselves when there’s little or no oversight?

No! Because there exists the possibility that the Government MIGHT regulate Twitter!!

211 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:48:28pm

re: #209 thedopefishlives

I never remember my dreams. I also would never dream about a girl - up until Mrs. Fish, I was pretty much guaranteed rejection, and those are more commonly known as “nightmares”.

Like most people, I remembered them after I woke up but it would fade with the day. My retention’s gotten better though. The weirdest are the dreams that I’m somehow conscious of the fact I’m dreaming but in a way I’m also not conscious of it either.

212 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 2:49:12pm

TSB says it interviewed Metro-North engineer, who said he saw SUV move onto the tracks before crash near Valhalla, NY - @LizCho7, @ABC7NY
end of alert

NTSB said it’s combing through ash, debris and pieces of the 3rd rail that penetrated a rail car in the Metro-North Valhalla, NY, crash - @NYTMetro
see original on twitter.com

213 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 2:49:19pm
214 TedStriker  Feb 5, 2015 2:50:51pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

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What a loathsome POS…

215 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:50:52pm

re: #213 Gus

That’s his m.o. Take an old crock of shit, put it in a shiny new wrapper, feed it to the wingnuts.

216 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:52:17pm

re: #213 Gus

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Did you know that Barack Obama did cocaine!

217 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:53:48pm

I very rarely remember dreams, and even the ones I do remember tend to fall into three archetypes: 1) Naked in class, 2) Late for the final in the class you don’t remember signing up for but you have to pass it or not graduate, or 3) Nameless No-No chasing you and you could get away if only you could get up and run but your legs are SO-O-O heavy you can barely get them to move.

I’m sure that says something deep and disturbing about me.

218 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:53:56pm

Some call it the “wingnut echo chamber”. I call it the “wingnut human centipede”.

219 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:54:14pm

RFK Jr isn’t even the most prominent Democrat in his immediate family. His older sister was Lt governor of Maryland and his older brother was Congressman. The big and telling difference really is how the presidential candidates of the parties are acting. Compare and contrast Hillary Clinton on vaccines vesrus Chris Christie and Rand Paul.

220 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2015 2:54:15pm

re: #197 HappyWarrior

Hehe, I had this idea for a short story where the protagonist lives his life. Lives to be a very old man and goes to sleep one night and wakes up a teenage before but it would be difficult to do because I would want to have hints that it was a dream. Dreams can feel so vivid sometimes. Has anyone here ever gotten dream repeats. Dreams are fascinating to me. I don’t try to get any meaning out of them but one thing that fascinates me are the people in our dreams. I read that we use people, sometimes total strangers or even people we don’t even interact with at all into characters in our dreams. And it reminds me of a childhood nightmare I had where a man I had seen once became a Freddy Kruger like character.

Rand Paul was in my dream last night.
I’ve been wide awake since 2:30 a.m.

O_o

221 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:55:50pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rand Paul was in my dream last night.
I’ve been wide awake since 2:30 a.m.

O_o

Your dream is your property. Paul should be arrested for trespassing.
/

222 OhNoZombies!  Feb 5, 2015 2:56:57pm

re: #218 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Some call it the “wingnut echo chamber”. I call it the “wingnut human centipede”.

Ewwww!
Once imagined, cannot be un-imagined.
Imma be mad if I dream about this tonight.

223 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 2:57:31pm

re: #219 HappyWarrior

RFK Jr isn’t even the most prominent Democrat in his immediate family. His older sister was Lt governor of Maryland and his older brother was Congressman. The big and telling difference really is how the presidential candidates of the parties are acting. Compare and contrast Hillary Clinton on vaccines vesrus Chris Christie and Rand Paul.

And to be blunt, his clinging to the antivax cause has made him progressively LESS prominent.

224 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:57:41pm

re: #222 OhNoZombies!

Ewwww!
Once imagined, cannot be un-imagined.
Imma be mad if I dream about this tonight.

Sorry. That’s how the wingnut circle jerk works.

Oh wait, more nightmare fuel…

225 darthstar  Feb 5, 2015 2:58:26pm

re: #213 Gus

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

re: #206 HappyWarrior

I have scary ones sometimes. Not like when you’re a kid mind you but I do wake up briefly thinking “Oh man do I have do high school or college again?” And then after a few minutes, I realize, oh yeah I’m 27 and I have my BA.

strangely i have very similar dreams, and im 60

must be the 10 years or so i spent getting two bachelor’s degrees

227 OhNoZombies!  Feb 5, 2015 2:58:53pm

re: #224 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Sorry. That’s how the wingnut jerk circle works.

Oh wait, more nightmare fuel…

Ugh.
Thanks. Thank you very much.

228 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 2:59:09pm

re: #223 Blind Frog Belly White

And to be blunt, his clinging to the antivax cause has made him progressively LESS prominent.

I know this much. I lost a lot of respect for him and for his fucked up comments about autism. I believe he likened living with autism to a concentration camp. It’s not always easy as you know but that analogy really ticked me off.

229 TedStriker  Feb 5, 2015 2:59:17pm

re: #40 b.d.

BwaaaaHaaaaa!

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230 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 2:59:42pm

And I’m reminded of Kill Bill again.

231 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 3:00:03pm

re: #224 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Sorry. That’s how the wingnut circle jerk works.

Oh wait, more nightmare fuel…

Now I have an obscene version of a Busby Berkeley musical in my head. DAMN YOU!!!

///

232 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 3:00:35pm
233 Gus  Feb 5, 2015 3:00:51pm
234 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 3:01:07pm
235 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:01:17pm

re: #232 Charles Johnson

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He has an inside guy in the water.

236 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 3:02:11pm

re: #234 Charles Johnson

“Classy” picture, as if his daughter has anything to do with this.

237 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:02:17pm

re: #234 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Hey Twitter about that wanting to police your site better. Yeah about that. Seriously what the fuck is wrong with this little creep? Even if Williams was intentionally lying, lynching? Motherfucker is psychotic.

238 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 3:02:18pm

re: #235 HappyWarrior

He has an inside guy in the water.

The Lady of the Lake?

239 Great White Snark  Feb 5, 2015 3:02:53pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

Chuck is now trying to spread the lie that Hurricane Katrina didn’t cause any flooding in the French Quarter - it’s false. The French Quarter didn’t have the same massive flooding as other parts of New Orleans but there was definitely some.

Well Wiki says ” The famous French Quarter dodged the massive flooding experienced in other levee areas.” I asked a local via sms… Says F.Q. was not flooded, as in spared by mot being near one of the broken levys. .

Ugh. Chucky is gonna split hairs again. A few inches not a flood by comparison…

240 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 3:03:01pm
241 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:03:24pm

re: #236 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

“Classy” picture, as if his daughter has anything to do with this.

His daughter seems like a really nice person. Saw her interviewed on the Daily Show the other day. Chuckles just gets creepier by the minute. I didn’t think someone could out do Limbaugh in right wing assholishness and creep factor but he’s done it.

242 darthstar  Feb 5, 2015 3:03:40pm

re: #234 Charles Johnson

Nice photoshop of Williams’ daughter. Chuck’s an asshole.

243 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:03:49pm

re: #238 Blind Frog Belly White

The Lady of the Lake?

Nah Aquaman, Chuckles would never have a lady source.

244 Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2015 3:03:49pm

re: #239 Great White Snark

No “massive” flooding, but the Quarter definitely did have some.

245 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:04:07pm

re: #240 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

drink what? paint thinner?

246 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 3:04:11pm

re: #237 HappyWarrior

Even if [insert anything here], lynching?

247 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 3:04:43pm

re: #242 darthstar

Nice photoshop of Williams’ daughter. Chuck’s an asshole.

I think he’s fucking with the wrong person…

248 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:05:26pm

re: #246 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Even if [insert anything here], lynching?

Seriously. I wouldn’t want a lynching for someone that murdered a friend or relative. Really this guy is really really really fucking fucked up.Maybe he should have spent his childhood more productively than listening ot Rush with Granny.

249 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 3:06:25pm
250 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 3:06:29pm

re: #246 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Even if [insert anything here], lynching?

It was satire! Libruls have no sense of humor!

251 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 3:06:32pm

re: #196 The Vicious Babushka

I’m going to make pie now.

For all of us???

252 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 3:07:06pm

re: #251 ObserverArt

For all of us???

Build the pie higher! Build the pie higher!

253 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 3:07:46pm

re: #249 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

254 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 3:08:11pm

They only want govt help when it affects their pocketbooks.

U.S. tech groups ask White House for help with China policies

cnbc.com

255 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 3:08:17pm

re: #206 HappyWarrior

I have scary ones sometimes. Not like when you’re a kid mind you but I do wake up briefly thinking “Oh man do I have do high school or college again?” And then after a few minutes, I realize, oh yeah I’m 27 and I have my BA.

I used to worry about forgetting my locker combination. All the way to 40!

256 HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2015 3:09:21pm

re: #250 Blind Frog Belly White

It was satire! Libruls have no sense of humor!

Yeah that’s probably going to be his excuse. They use the term satire and the ghost of Jonathan Swift is telling them that they don’t have a clue what satire fucking is. What they do isn’t satire. It’s psychotic dickhead behavior that you would frown upon in an eight year old.

257 makeitstop  Feb 5, 2015 3:11:11pm

re: #215 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

That’s his m.o. Take an old crock of shit, put it in a shiny new wrapper a GotNews logo on it, feed it to the wingnuts.

FTFY

258 Lidane  Feb 5, 2015 3:11:39pm

Serious question — why are conservatives impervious to facts?

An FB friend of mine from high school who calls himself a “constitutional conservative” posted that photo of the Jordanian king in camo that’s been making the rounds. The entire exchange went like this:

Him: “This is a leader…. One who would fight along side his countrymen.”

Me: “Actually, that photo is from last year. It’s not new.”

Him: “Who cares? He followed thru on his promise to execute any ISIS if harm came to his pilot. He followed thru on his word.”

Me: “Sure. But the photo is being used to suggest that he’s personally leading the charge. He’s not. It’s an older photo from a photo op.”

Him: “He’s doing more than Fearless Leader”

What. The. FUCK. Is the conservative need for a prick-waving tough guy image so important that facts are meaningless?

259 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD  Feb 5, 2015 3:11:58pm

re: #257 makeitstop

FTFY

Which is not even his logo, he stole it from Half-Life.

260 Great White Snark  Feb 5, 2015 3:13:44pm

re: #255 ObserverArt

re: #255 ObserverArt

I used to worry about forgetting my locker combination. All the way to 40!

Heh. 16, 24, 40. High school. Why that stuck in my head I will never know. My bad nightmares are falling or natural disasters. 3 major quakes (never got hurt) left a mark on my subconcious.

261 ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2015 3:14:05pm

BREAKING!!!

CHARLES C. JOHNSON IS PLOTTING BREAKING STORIES WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS ABOUT BRIAN WILLIAMS MEMORIES!!!

Charles C. Johnson plotting breaking fake history memory stories with Brian Williams
262 Mike Lamb  Feb 5, 2015 3:17:59pm

re: #258 Lidane

A constitutional conservative is neither constitutional nor conservative—discuss.
263 #FergusonFireside  Feb 5, 2015 3:21:27pm

re: #234 Charles Johnson

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Is there sex in that photo????

264 Justanotherhuman  Feb 5, 2015 3:22:48pm

re: #263 #FergusonFireside

Is there sex in that photo????

Yes, of the anal variety, it appears to me.

Upchuck is a disgusting wanker.

265 b_sharp  Feb 5, 2015 3:24:15pm

re: #217 Blind Frog Belly White

I very rarely remember dreams, and even the ones I do remember tend to fall into three archetypes: 1) Naked in class, 2) Late for the final in the class you don’t remember signing up for but you have to pass it or not graduate, or 3) Nameless No-No chasing you and you could get away if only you could get up and run but your legs are SO-O-O heavy you can barely get them to move.

I’m sure that says something deep and disturbing about me.

I have the first two, too frequently, but not the third.

I also have a lot of dreams where I’m flying.

266 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 5, 2015 3:28:04pm

re: #258 Lidane

Serious question — why are conservatives impervious to facts?

An FB friend of mine from high school who calls himself a “constitutional conservative” posted that photo of the Jordanian king in camo that’s been making the rounds. The entire exchange went like this:

What. The. FUCK. Is the conservative need for a prick-waving tough guy image so important that facts are meaningless?

Because the facts don’t mesh with what they are certain is true, and certainty is more important to them than correctness.

267 TedStriker  Feb 5, 2015 4:00:52pm

re: #214 TedStriker

What a loathsome POS…

re: #258 Lidane

Serious question — why are conservatives impervious to facts?

An FB friend of mine from high school who calls himself a “constitutional conservative” posted that photo of the Jordanian king in camo that’s been making the rounds. The entire exchange went like this:

What. The. FUCK. Is the conservative need for a prick-waving tough guy image so important that facts are meaningless?

RWNJs loves them some authoritarian strongmen (or, at least, those that they perceive to be, because I don’t think that King Abdullah II, Trekkie that he is (among other things), actually falls into that category).


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