CPAC 2015: Sponsored by White Nationalists Again

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Tomorrow is the opening day of CPAC, the yearly gathering of right wing nutjobs, once again featuring white nationalist sponsors: Civil Rights Groups to GOP Presidential Candidates: Distance Yourself From CPAC’s White Nationalist Ties.

Today, People For the American Way, America’s Voice, and colorofchange.org released an open letter to Republican presidential candidates urging them to make clear that they don’t support CPAC’s ongoing relationship with ProEnglish, a group led by white nationalist Bob Vandervoot. Despite CPAC’s troubling history of welcoming white nationalists as participants and sponsors, Republican leaders continue to headline the conference. CPAC has included ProEnglish as a sponsor in the past, and in 2012, CPAC hosted a panel on race featuring Vandervoot and infamous racist writer Peter Brimelow. This year, ProEnglish is again participating as a sponsor of the conference.

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ProEnglish has sponsored CPAC for the past several years, despite Vandervoort’s well documented ties to the white nationalist movement. As the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights has reported, Vandervoort is the former leader of Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance, a group dedicated to supporting the ideals of the infamous white nationalist publication American Renaissance. One member of the group described its mission as encouraging “white survival and maintaining white majorities.”

Vandervoort’s own writings reflect these views. He has expressed concern about the need to “halt the cultural and racial dispossession of the West’s historic people” and expounded on “racial differences” in “intelligence and temperament.” He has wondered how “race realists and pro-Western Civ nationalists” like himself can counter historical comparisons to the Holocaust and slavery.

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1 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 8:25:24pm

I was thinking the other day that it seems like CPAC is twice a year now but I realized I might have been getting it mixed up with the Value Voters Summit.

2 Dark_Falcon  Feb 25, 2015 8:25:34pm

The term “barn burner” comes from the legend of a crazed Dutch farmer who burned down his barn to rid it of rats. It is thus fitting that the head of ‘ProEnglish’ is surnamed “van der Voot”.

3 Nyet  Feb 25, 2015 8:27:06pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

I was thinking the other day that it seems like CPAC is twice a year now but I realized I might have been getting it mixed up with the Value Voters Summit.

Same faces, eh.

4 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 8:27:52pm

Remember Scott Terry from two years ago?

Scott Terry of North Carolina, accompanied by a Confederate-flag-clad attendee, Matthew Heimbach, rose to say he took offense to the event’s take on slavery. (Heimbach founded the White Students Union at Towson University and is described as a “white nationalist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.)

“It seems to be that you’re reaching out to voters at the expense of young white Southern males,” Terry said, adding he “came to love my people and culture” who were “being systematically disenfranchised.”

Smith responded that Douglass forgave his slavemaster.

“For giving him shelter? And food?” Terry said.

5 Decatur Deb  Feb 25, 2015 8:29:44pm

No Birch sponsorship this year?

6 Nyet  Feb 25, 2015 8:30:53pm

re: #5 Decatur Deb

No Birch sponsorship this year?

Would you be able to distinguish it from mainstream conservative sponsorships?

7 Decatur Deb  Feb 25, 2015 8:31:35pm

re: #6 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Would you be able to distinguish it from mainstream conservative sponsorships?

Gnarly flouride-free teeth.

8 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 8:32:08pm

re: #5 Decatur Deb

For some reason my mind processed that as: “No bitch sponsorship this year?”

9 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 25, 2015 8:34:11pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

For some reason my mind processed that as: “No bitch sponsorship this year?”

Well, the JBS does complain a lot.

10 Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2015 8:35:32pm

re: #5 Decatur Deb

No Birch sponsorship this year?

They got bad publicity when they openly welcomed the Birch Society. So now they have to stay behind the scenes, but Bircher ideology is everywhere at CPAC.

11 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 25, 2015 8:38:55pm

It’s hard to reach out to minorities when your sponsors are telling them to get lost.

Even harder when your speakers tell them to get lost, too.

12 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 8:39:29pm

re: #7 Decatur Deb

Gnarly flouride-free teeth.

Yeah, I could totally see this at CPAC.

13 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 8:40:20pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

They got bad publicity when they openly welcomed the Birch Society. So now they have to stay behind the scenes, but Bircher ideology is everywhere at CPAC.

Please PAY attention to the Birchers behind the curtain.

14 Great White Snark  Feb 25, 2015 8:40:43pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

This is thought to be better? Yeesh.

15 Decatur Deb  Feb 25, 2015 8:44:21pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

They got bad publicity when they openly welcomed the Birch Society. So now they have to stay behind the scenes, but Bircher ideology is everywhere at CPAC.

Yeah—checked the various levels of sponsorship. This nutgroup is filling their crazy-niche:

tfp.org

16 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 25, 2015 8:45:45pm

The GOP is convinced that they DON’T need the minority voters at all in my opinion. Their plan is to simply disenfranchise them as much as possible, and to keep harping on the “Fear and Uncertainty” to drive as much of the white vote as possible.

It’s their “Southern Strategy” to the next level.

RBS

17 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 8:46:05pm

re: #15 Decatur Deb

Looks like some kind of fantasy cosplay group.

18 Decatur Deb  Feb 25, 2015 8:46:49pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Looks like some kind of fantasy cosplay group.

Serious falangist types.

19 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 8:50:30pm

I see its Catholic group…interesting.

20 Kragar  Feb 25, 2015 8:50:56pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

They got bad publicity when they openly welcomed the Birch Society. So now they have to stay behind the scenes, but Bircher ideology is everywhere at CPAC.

Should have saved this for CPAC

21 A Cranky One  Feb 25, 2015 8:52:41pm

First, glad to see this scumbag get a little of his own medicine.

Second, he reminds me of someone…can’t quite put my finger on it. Hypocrisy about posting his picture without permission while doing that to others. Hmmm…it will come to me.

revenge-porn-boss-wants-google-to-remove-his-identity-related-info

22 De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2015 8:53:56pm

And the keynote speaker will be… ?

23 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 8:54:05pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

I was thinking the other day that it seems like CPAC is twice a year now but I realized I might have been getting it mixed up with the Value Voters Summit.

They’re different? Same racist, homophobic, misogynistic asshats. But that’s the entirety of the conservative base.

24 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 8:57:24pm

Sorry to go OT so soon, I have something I need to get off my chest.

I’m at almost 48 hours without a drop of alcohol. For my ski-fanatic butt that’s a big deal. The last time I went more than two days without alcohol, I was in jail for 20 days for my second DUI in 2009. The second I got out I went to the bar and got drunk. Been drinking everyday ever since.

It’s taken some time for me to come around to abstaining from booze (I’m hoping) indefinitely. It’s been an internal dialogue of mine for a couple of years now. I’d be out on my back porch just shithoused at 1:30 a.m. and I’d slur to myself “This shit’s so bad for you, you need to stop.” Then I’d wake up at 7:00 for work. I must’ve done this a hundred times in the last couple of years.

It’s hard. But I think I passed my first test when it comes to the social factor of the sauce. All of my co-workers tonight invited me to the bar for an after-work drink, which only happens about once a week. I politely declined and told everybody that I quit drinking.

I come from a long line of alcoholics. My paternal grandfather drank everyday until he died (he died of heart failure at 79), my maternal grandmother drank everyday until she moved out of her house and into a nursing home, where she succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at 90. Both my parents still tip four or five beers back every night, they’re in their late 60s. I’m in my early 30s and have been told by World Cup racers that I’m a talented freeheel skier. I can only imagine what’s possible if I break the mold and live my life without alcohol. One day at a time.

25 De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2015 8:57:43pm

re: #15 Decatur Deb

The first headline at that site sounds an awful lot like a Firesign Theatre bit:

Keep the Three-Legged Stool Standing and Strong

26 austin_blue  Feb 25, 2015 8:59:12pm

I’m for the rack. This will be an interesting weekend for commentary. The Derp is pregnant!

Night all.

Hold your powder, Charles. Fish in a barrel await us all.

27 A Cranky One  Feb 25, 2015 8:59:59pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Rooting for you. Stay strong.

28 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:00:11pm

OK, thanks LGF for letting me say stuff. Now here’s a picture of Frank Zappa.

29 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 25, 2015 9:02:42pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Good for you! Drinking every day till you’re shithoused is no way to go through life.

30 De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2015 9:02:57pm

re: #15 Decatur Deb

31 goddamnedfrank  Feb 25, 2015 9:04:36pm

re: #21 A Cranky One

First, glad to see this scumbag get a little of his own medicine.

Second, he reminds me of someone…can’t quite put my finger on it. Hypocrisy about posting his picture without permission while doing that to others. Hmmm…it will come to me.

revenge-porn-boss-wants-google-to-remove-his-identity-related-info

That guy was a huge CCJ supporter on Twitter, under the handle @forceisbased, he’s since had his account suspended. Here’s a twitter search showing all the times CCJ mentioned him, apparently Chuck liked the guy quite a bit.

Here’s a Forbes article on Brittain.

32 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:06:10pm

re: #29 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Good for you! Drinking every day till you’re shithoused is no way to go through life.

I’m not stupid nor fat, and I’m sober!

33 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:06:42pm

re: #8 Eclectic Cyborg

For some reason my mind processed that as: “No bitch sponsorship this year?”

Not one who has any self-respect! //

34 GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 25, 2015 9:08:13pm

Let them keep sponsoring. The more this happens, the more people will notice. Either they will take offense and second guess their affiliation with the GOP, or they will approve. Either way, the lines will be drawn and we will know who among them supports this filth.

35 Jenner7  Feb 25, 2015 9:08:41pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

48 hours is a great start. Hang in there. ;)

36 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:09:27pm

There might be 10 posts a day at LGF during CPAC. It’s going to be hard to keep up with all the crazy shit people are going to say.

37 Great White Snark  Feb 25, 2015 9:09:49pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Smart man. Being honest with yourself like that is huge. Kudos.

38 Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2015 9:13:02pm
39 A Cranky One  Feb 25, 2015 9:13:15pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

I should have known. Birds of a feather and all that. Appreciate the additional info. Upchuck sure hangs in some sleazy circles.

40 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:15:26pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Congrats. It’s a tough road, but reading you for as long as I have (I lurk all the time), you’re a tough, tough guy. And a really good one, too. Good luck on your journey. I’m sending positive thoughts your way.

41 Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2015 9:16:25pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Respect. Good for you, man. Don’t hesitate to seek help if you need it.

42 Higgs Boson's Mate  Feb 25, 2015 9:17:30pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Well done! Just take it a day at a time.

43 Decatur Deb  Feb 25, 2015 9:18:20pm

‘Nite, all. Good fight, TSG.

44 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 25, 2015 9:19:19pm

a really fun site I found BoxCar2D, uses a physics engine and a natural selection engine to eventually build a car suited for the track it’s given. The first few generations are pretty bad, but after a while it starts getting better and better. Set it running before you turn in, see what it can do.

45 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:20:16pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

There might be 10 posts a day at LGF during CPAC. It’s going to be hard to keep up with all the crazy shit people are going to say.

Inorite! It’s one of my fav times of year for “people watching”. The crazies are out in full force.

If it wasn’t that these loonies are embedded in too many local (and national) governments, it’d be funnier.

46 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:20:23pm

I’m weepy, guys. Really, I am.

Truth is I feel good. It’s like a new beginning, a cool new journey. I know I have a good head on my shoulders and it can only get better

47 Floral Giraffe  Feb 25, 2015 9:22:28pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Good for you! One minute at a time!

48 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 25, 2015 9:24:04pm

re: #15 Decatur Deb

Precious. Do they burn candles to St Franco?

49 goddamnedfrank  Feb 25, 2015 9:24:40pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Sorry to go OT so soon, I have something I need to get off my chest.

I’m at almost 48 hours without a drop of alcohol. For my ski-fanatic butt that’s a big deal. The last time I went more than two days without alcohol, I was in jail for 20 days for my second DUI in 2009. The second I got out I went to the bar and got drunk. Been drinking everyday ever since.

It’s taken some time for me to come around to abstaining from booze (I’m hoping) indefinitely. It’s been an internal dialogue of mine for a couple of years now. I’d be out on my back porch just shithoused at 1:30 a.m. and I’d slur to myself “This shit’s so bad for you, you need to stop.” Then I’d wake up at 7:00 for work. I must’ve done this a hundred times in the last couple of years.

It’s hard. But I think I passed my first test when it comes to the social factor of the sauce. All of my co-workers tonight invited me to the bar for an after-work drink, which only happens about once a week. I politely declined and told everybody that I quit drinking.

I come from a long line of alcoholics. My paternal grandfather drank everyday until he died (he died of heart failure at 79), my maternal grandmother drank everyday until she moved out of her house and into a nursing home, where she succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at 90. Both my parents still tip four or five beers back every night, they’re in their late 60s. I’m in my early 30s and have been told by World Cup racers that I’m a talented freeheel skier. I can only imagine what’s possible if I break the mold and live my life without alcohol. One day at a time.

I had about a year of functional problem drinking that ended about six / seven years ago. It was after my divorce and I was living alone, working full time but not making any progress on my thesis. I don’t know what would have happened if my finances didn’t his a crisis point, but I was forced to make a change, seriously downsize and move into a shared housing situation. I just couldn’t get away with drinking much in the new digs without raising eyebrows, the situation required me to be more social and responsible, so I stopped. Now I have a drink on average about once a month, only one, and only when out at a restaurant with friends. Otherwise I don’t drink at all and it’s just easy not to.

Anyway, I don’t think there’s a magic one size fits all solution. However what really works for me when I feel the temptation is to think about my older half brother, who has destroyed most of his liver function with booze. I used to think that the film Leaving Las Vegas painted a pretty ugly picture of what dying from alcoholism is like. Now I know that the movie actually sanitizes the absolute fuck out of the process. It’s protracted, dehumanizing, and just ugly as all hell. It takes years of many prolonged, sometimes months long hospital stays and slowly diminishing mental function. Cirrhotic encephalopathy is a horrible form of dementia and it’s only one of many indignities that visit the pathological alcoholic during their decline. If you really want an image that will live with you and influence your long term decision making, google the term esophageal varices.

50 Great White Snark  Feb 25, 2015 9:25:06pm

re: #47 Floral Giraffe

Oh Hai there good lady.

51 BeachDem  Feb 25, 2015 9:27:13pm

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

I was thinking the other day that it seems like CPAC is twice a year now but I realized I might have been getting it mixed up with the Value Voters Summit.

It seems like there’s some kind of wingnut hootenanny almost weekly, what with all the teabagger events interspersed with with their main whinefests.

And, of course, the media will cover it like it’s a big shiny something, while they ignored the huge event in NC on Valentine’s Day

52 LastYearsMan  Feb 25, 2015 9:28:00pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

Good for you. I mostly stopped a couple of months ago, although from the sounds of things I wasn’t nearly as far along as you were. But it’s weird how the habit can creep up on you. For me the motivations were less noble — I just didn’t like spending so much and getting fat. Hangovers were probably third. Health and how I acted while drunk were a distant 4th. But whatever motivation works.

53 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:28:15pm

re: #47 Floral Giraffe

Hey. FYI, I was late in the last thread (didn’t realize a new one was up) and gave you some thoughts on Kindle. FWIW. :-)

54 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 9:29:03pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

The psychos who’ve been stalking me for years aren’t happy at all that Twitter is starting to take action.

55 William Barnett-Lewis  Feb 25, 2015 9:29:54pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Hang in there. Talk to a doc if you can - cold turkey can be hard on heavy drinkers.

Me? I picked up that Telecaster to give myself something else to pick up instead of a shot glass. So far I have sore fingers and no drinks.

56 De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2015 9:30:26pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

One day at a time.

Two “cliches” I try to live by: One day at a time, and moderation. These words have served me well for over 35 years. Sure, I get hammered once in a while, but only once in a while. Used to be every day. It also doesn’t hurt to get to talk to a professional counselor. Many of them have been through it themselves.

And don’t get me started on kidney stones, one of the worst physical manifestations of drinking. I suffered from those painful little bastards for years even after giving up hard liquor. Learning how to prevent them turned my health and sanity around.

Oh, and PS — at all costs avoid assholes! Life is way too short as it is. ;-)

57 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 9:32:22pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

Kudos and my respect to you for that.

I know firsthand addiction can be hell and a tough mother to stop. A few years ago I finally smartened up and kicked an addiction I had for 10 years. It hasn’t been easy but man has it been worth it.

I wish you all the luck in the world and I’ll be praying for you.

58 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:32:34pm

I’m still drinking out of aluminum can, it just doesn’t have beer in it. Just club soda.

I worked at a bar back in Steamboat Springs, the owner was a high-functioning alcoholic. One day during my tenure at that bar the owner just stopped drinking. After a biopsy of his liver, kidneys, etc. his doctor told him that he would probably die very soon, he was in real bad shape. And one day he just stopped. He had a routine. He’d wake up at 9:30 a.m. and pour himself a Ketel One and Coke. He’d have about three or four of those before the lunch rush at the bar. At 3:00 he switched to Dewar’s and water, have about four or five of those, and drive home after the dinner rush was over at about 10:00 p.m.

His abstention from alcohol was nothing short of extraordinary. Everyone was astonished. He just stopped after that reading of the riot act from his doctor, after decades of doing what I wrote above.

I asked him how he did it. “I just switched what was in my glass.” He always had a glass in his hand when he was working. Now in the morning he poured iced tea and had three or four of those before the lunch rush, and after 3:00 he pours Diet Coke, has four or five of those…

So tonight, I switched what was in my can.

59 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 25, 2015 9:38:44pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

That’s a great coping mechanism. I also know a guy who switched cold turkey using that method.

60 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:40:27pm

I really don’t like Tom Cruise. Didn’t like him from Risky Business on. It kills me to admit he does great action movies.

Watching Edge of Tomorrow. Again.

61 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:43:45pm

re: #60 WhatEVs

62 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:44:28pm

This is so freaking cool!

63 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2015 9:50:50pm

re: #62 WhatEVs

This is so freaking cool!

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Damn, I had the hots for Scully!

64 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2015 9:52:17pm

From the OP:

As the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights has reported, Vandervoort is the former leader of Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance, a group dedicated to supporting the ideals of the infamous white nationalist publication American Renaissance. One member of the group described its mission as encouraging “white survival and maintaining white majorities.”

I hate Illinois Nazis!!

65 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 9:56:08pm

re: #64 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I weep for humanity.

66 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 9:57:53pm

There’s going to be so many good ideas and potential leadership at this year’s CPAC!

Thursday (ET)

8:40a - Dr. Ben Carson

9:00a - Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)

1:00p - Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)

1:20p - Carly Fiorina

1:40p - Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)

5:00p - Gov. Scott Walker (Wisconsin)

5:20p - Gov. Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)

5:40p - Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska)

Friday

8:00a - Newt Gingrich

8:30a - Laura Ingraham

8:40a - Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida)

9:00a - Gov. Rick Perry (Texas)

10:20a - Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky)

11:00a - Sean Hannity

12:00p - Donald Trump

12:20p - Sen. Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania)

1:20p - Wayne LaPierre, NRA

1:40p - Gov. Jeb Bush (Florida)

4:20p - Amb. John Bolton

Saturday

8:30a - Mark Levin

5:20p - Announcement of CPAC straw poll results

67 De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2015 9:58:28pm

re: #60 WhatEVs

Watching Edge of Tomorrow. Again.

Heh, I saw what you did there. That’s the one where he does the same thing over and over again, right?

And with that witticism, which would surely get my arse thrown out of Jonathan Swift’s abode with a well-deserved swift kick, I bid you and all LGFers a good night and pleasant dreams.

68 Shiplord Kirel  Feb 25, 2015 10:02:16pm

UKIP honcho Nigel Farage will also be speaking at CPAC.

Farage To Get Hero’s Welcome From US Group

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to get a celebrity reception in Washington when he addresses America’s most high-profile right-wing conference this week.

Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby will be sharing a stage with the British politician after he was invited to address the Conservative Political Action Committee in the US capital.

Aides told Sky News his philosophy has much in common with his republican hosts, who also focus on “the battle for smaller government and lower taxes and how an insurgent party can become bigger”.

Farage will be reportedly be interviewed on stage by Sean Hannity. Now that is some A-list celebrity treatment in the nut-o-sphere.

69 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2015 10:05:23pm

It looks like The Good Guys™ (tentatively) won one for once.

70 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 25, 2015 10:14:50pm

re: #66 teleskiguy

I can hardly wait.

Carly Fiorina? Has she given up trashing corporations to jump on the Right Wing Welfare Train?

And I see they haven’t quite admitted to themselves yet that John Bolton is a former Amb.

71 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 25, 2015 10:16:41pm

re: #67 De Kolta Chair

Heh, I saw what you did there. That’s the one where he does the same thing over and over again, right?

And with that witticism, which would surely get my arse thrown out of Jonathan Swift’s abode with a well-deserved swift kick, I bid you and all LGFers a good night and pleasant dreams.

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Edge of Tomorrow was like Ground Hog Day, but with less humor and no Bill Murray.

72 WhatEVs  Feb 25, 2015 10:19:35pm

re: #69 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It looks like The Good GuysTM (tentatively) won one for once.

About time. Sometimes it seems they’re few and far between. Maybe it’s all the bitching and moaning from the right that makes it seem that way.

73 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 10:24:38pm

BEES

74 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 25, 2015 10:27:37pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

BEES

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Not to be confused with The Wasp Woman.

75 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 25, 2015 10:28:46pm

re: #72 WhatEVs

About time. Sometimes it seems they’re few and far between. Maybe it’s all the bitching and moaning from the right that makes it seem that way.

I’ve caught some of that b & m watching Squawk Box CNBC lately. They’ve had a parade of industry spokesmen on just trashing the whole Title II/Net Neutrality deal as Bad For Business™. Andrew Sorkin tries to push back, but ends up trying to talk over the guests. Then, they had the young CEO of Tumblr on, asked him a not-even-tough question challenging him on the question of monopolies, and he ended up saying, I don’t know.

Comcast is part-owner of CNBC, of course.

76 teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2015 10:50:02pm
77 Single-handed sailor  Feb 25, 2015 10:55:23pm

re: #76 teleskiguy

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The clip for that segment is fantastic. I caught it on Crooks and Liars.

78 Tigger2  Feb 26, 2015 12:20:32am

re: #24 teleskiguy

Sorry to go OT so soon, I have something I need to get off my chest.

I’m at almost 48 hours without a drop of alcohol. For my ski-fanatic butt that’s a big deal. The last time I went more than two days without alcohol, I was in jail for 20 days for my second DUI in 2009. The second I got out I went to the bar and got drunk. Been drinking everyday ever since.

It’s taken some time for me to come around to abstaining from booze (I’m hoping) indefinitely. It’s been an internal dialogue of mine for a couple of years now. I’d be out on my back porch just shithoused at 1:30 a.m. and I’d slur to myself “This shit’s so bad for you, you need to stop.” Then I’d wake up at 7:00 for work. I must’ve done this a hundred times in the last couple of years.

It’s hard. But I think I passed my first test when it comes to the social factor of the sauce. All of my co-workers tonight invited me to the bar for an after-work drink, which only happens about once a week. I politely declined and told everybody that I quit drinking.

I come from a long line of alcoholics. My paternal grandfather drank everyday until he died (he died of heart failure at 79), my maternal grandmother drank everyday until she moved out of her house and into a nursing home, where she succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at 90. Both my parents still tip four or five beers back every night, they’re in their late 60s. I’m in my early 30s and have been told by World Cup racers that I’m a talented freeheel skier. I can only imagine what’s possible if I break the mold and live my life without alcohol. One day at a time.

I have 25 years clean, you can do it, good luck and keep fighting.

79 BillinGlendaleCA  Feb 26, 2015 1:05:04am

re: #24 teleskiguy

I’ve been where you are, my last drink was 4 1/2 years ago. I ended up in the hospital after a fall and the first thing the ER doc said was that I had to quit drinking. My liver was shot, however it did make a remarkable recovery. The drink substitution is a good idea, and staying away from bars for a while is a really good idea.

80 urbanmeemaw  Feb 26, 2015 1:28:48am

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

I was thinking the other day that it seems like CPAC is twice a year now but I realized I might have been getting it mixed up with the Value Voters Summit.

They all look alike.

81 urbanmeemaw  Feb 26, 2015 1:33:21am

re: #24 teleskiguy

Sorry to go OT so soon, I have something I need to get off my chest.

I’m at almost 48 hours without a drop of alcohol. For my ski-fanatic butt that’s a big deal. The last time I went more than two days without alcohol, I was in jail for 20 days for my second DUI in 2009. The second I got out I went to the bar and got drunk. Been drinking everyday ever since.

It’s taken some time for me to come around to abstaining from booze (I’m hoping) indefinitely. It’s been an internal dialogue of mine for a couple of years now. I’d be out on my back porch just shithoused at 1:30 a.m. and I’d slur to myself “This shit’s so bad for you, you need to stop.” Then I’d wake up at 7:00 for work. I must’ve done this a hundred times in the last couple of years.

It’s hard. But I think I passed my first test when it comes to the social factor of the sauce. All of my co-workers tonight invited me to the bar for an after-work drink, which only happens about once a week. I politely declined and told everybody that I quit drinking.

I come from a long line of alcoholics. My paternal grandfather drank everyday until he died (he died of heart failure at 79), my maternal grandmother drank everyday until she moved out of her house and into a nursing home, where she succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at 90. Both my parents still tip four or five beers back every night, they’re in their late 60s. I’m in my early 30s and have been told by World Cup racers that I’m a talented freeheel skier. I can only imagine what’s possible if I break the mold and live my life without alcohol. One day at a time.

You are so courageous. I know you will become the skier you are meant to be. Good for you!

82 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2015 1:52:02am
83 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2015 3:10:20am

Looks like a rough morning for most parts of North Carolina. Right now, there are 187,000 Duke/Progress Energy customers without power.

84 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 3:13:26am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks like a rough morning for most parts of North Carolina. Right now, there are 187,000 Duke/Progress Energy customers without power.

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It’s essentially been spring here for the last month. The cherry tree on the walkway between here and the street started blooming a couple of weeks ago. Climate change? What climate change?

85 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 3:22:20am

I’m really hoping this isn’t going to be a replay of 2005, when spring also started in February, led into a blistering heat wave all summer, and culminated in a humungous storm in November that knocked down so many dried-out, brittle trees onto power lines that we were without power for two and a half days—which believe me, in the suburbs of Seattle is unprecedented.

Of course, I’m old enough to remember 1962, when summer also began in February, and ended with the infamous Columbus Day storm that everybody still talks about.

86 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 3:50:15am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s beautiful outside here, snow covering everything, but we have elec.

I suspect the 36-40 deg we’re expected to get today will melt a lot of it, but we’re expecting the notorious “black ice” tonight with temps falling into the 20s.

Otherwise, it’s just beautiful and I can hear drip, drip, drip when I open the door. : )

87 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2015 3:53:16am

re: #86 Justanotherhuman

Outages are up to 200,000. Worst are Durham and Wake counties.
I know MrBWS is itching to go on storm, but I hope he doesn’t so he can be home when we get the last blast of sub-sero temps here on Friday night.

88 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 3:55:08am

Last night I drove the couple of miles to pick up the kid next door from work and the snow was blowing sideways at about 8 pm. Roads were clear then.

I think we only got about 3 in, though, maybe 4 in some spots, but it was coming down heavily. Expect it mostly to melt off today as it’s a light, fluffy snow and it will warm up above freezing.

89 CleverToad  Feb 26, 2015 3:57:39am

re: #58 teleskiguy

Great strategy!

I come from six generations of alcoholics that we can trace, lord knows how far back beyond that. I can drink in moderation, but every glass or bottle of booze I pick up has an emotional baggage tag attached, so I take out the family tendency in sugar & caffeine addictions. I nosh constantly, just trying (for the umpteenth time) to change what I’m noshing to veg and jerky and seltzer so I can stay alive & somewhat healthy to see my kid grow up.

You’re on the right trail. Long, tricky one with a lot of boulders and switchbacks, but a great view at the top.

90 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 3:57:41am

Yeah, the way this storm moved north from the mountains probably dumped more on the northern part of the state. : )

91 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2015 3:58:40am
92 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 4:06:28am
93 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:06:48am

re: #58 teleskiguy

My grandson’s parents were (mother still is, father, my son, is deceased) alcoholics. I cringe every time he opens a beer, although he doesn’t drink heavily and only occasionally. He knows the pitfalls, growing up in it.

BTW, has anyone bought wine from Naked Wines? I have 2 $100 vouchers for cases. A case would probably last me a year. : )

94 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 4:14:44am

This is screwed up:

95 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 4:16:18am

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably Gandalf.

96 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:17:13am

re: #94 wrenchwench

No, that is incredibly fucked up. These are minors? The parents should appeal that judge’s decision and try to get an order somewhere else blocking it.

97 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 4:17:19am

re: #93 Justanotherhuman

My grandson’s parents were (mother still is, father, my son, is deceased) alcoholics. I cringe every time he opens a beer, although he doesn’t drink heavily and only occasionally. He knows the pitfalls, growing up in it.

BTW, has anyone bought wine from Naked Wines? I have 2 $100 vouchers for cases. A case would probably last me a year. : )

Growing up, I remember my folks keeping a bottle each of whisky, gin, sometimes rum, and rarely vodka around. Those bottles would last a year, because my folks would have maybe one cocktail each on the weekend. Then my mom told a friend that she was fond of sherry. So every Christmas and birthday, mom would get a bottle of sherry (not the real stuff, but domestic quasi-sherry), which she would nurse for the rest of the year before the next batch arrived. Mom was too polite to tell her friend that she liked sherry from Xerez, not sherry from upstate New York.

One of Mom’s brothers was clearly an alcoholic, and the other was a functional alky until he retired, then he went full-bore. Their father also had a drinking problem. My father’s side of the family did not seem to have any drinkers, but Mom and Dad grew up together, so, I reckon my parents were acutely aware of the dangers of drinking.

98 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 4:18:31am

re: #94 wrenchwench

“Judge Jose Padilla”

So he’s finally out of Gitmo, eh? *ducks*

Ethical questions aside, a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.

99 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 4:20:50am

re: #98 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

“Judge Jose Padilla”

So he’s finally out of Gitmo, eh? *ducks*

Ethical questions aside, a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.

The jury is going to be watching the behavior of the witnesses very carefully under questioning by their alleged molester. Foolish, indeed, but it may put him away where he can’t get to any more children.

100 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 4:21:24am

re: #96 Justanotherhuman

No, that is incredibly fucked up. These are minors? The parents should appeal that judge’s decision and try to get an order somewhere else blocking it.

Not many people seem very interested in Simcox these days, and Republican politicians who once curried his favor when he headed the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, have selective amnesia when it comes to the ex-Minuteman honcho..

Emphasis added.

101 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 4:21:49am

re: #99 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

I think he’s going down and his tricks won’t help him.

102 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 4:22:57am

re: #101 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I think he’s going down and his tricks won’t help him.

I hope so. He seems evil.

103 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 4:26:03am
104 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 4:28:25am

re: #103 wrenchwench

AmThink logo: Uncle Sam, sitting on a tree, S.H.I.T.T.I.N.G.

105 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 4:29:42am

re: #94 wrenchwench

This is screwed up:

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There’s apparently something about this type of case that can send judges that should know better just completely out of their minds. It can go both ways—never forget Kelly Michaels!

106 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 4:30:48am

re: #104 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

AmThink logo: Uncle Sam, sitting on a tree, S.H.I.T.T.I.N.G.

American Shitter, as Sadly No! calls it.

107 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:31:08am

Those allegations by Simcox’s older daughter go way back. Some background on this criminal, in case you don’t know much about this self-aggrandizing POS. splcenter.org

“In separate interviews with the Intelligence Report, two of Simcox’s former colleagues at Wildwood and his first ex-wife gave the same account. They said that Simcox helped his daughter get a job babysitting for a Wildwood School employee and that one night, Simcox’s daughter showed up unexpectedly at her employer’s house, visibly upset, alleging that her father had just attempted to sexually molest her.

“He tried to molest our daughter when he was intoxicated,” said Deborah Crews, Simcox’s first ex-wife and the girl’s mother. “When she ran out, he tried to say he was just giving her a leg massage and she got the wrong idea.”

(snip)

“No charges were filed against Simcox, but Crews said she and her daughter immediately broke off all contact with him.

“He’s a drastic, chaotic, very dangerous guy,” said Crews. “I’m surprised he hasn’t shot anybody yet. I see him on TV and I have to turn if off, because it makes me sick to see him getting all this attention.” More

108 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 4:32:55am

re: #60 WhatEVs

I really don’t like Tom Cruise. Didn’t like him from Risky Business on. It kills me to admit he does great action movies.

Watching Edge of Tomorrow. Again.

Cruise flicks are either very good or very bad. Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion are definitely a ‘good’ swing. (FMB makes the time-travel movie, though.)

110 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 4:37:38am

re: #105 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

There’s apparently something about this type of case that can send judges that should know better just completely out of their minds. It can go both ways—never forget Kelly Michaels!

That’s in your Constitution and there’s not much a judge can do against it without the case being overturned on appeal.

There is a good case for adding various witness protection clauses to the 6th amendment, but you know it won’t be done any time soon.

111 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:38:47am

Speaking of snow…

112 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:40:57am

The wages of war still turning up.

Unexploded WWII bomb found near Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park

dw.de

113 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 4:41:18am

re: #110 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

That’s in your Constitution and there’s not much a judge can do against it without the case being overturned on appeal.

There is a good case for adding various witness protection clauses to the 6th amendment, but you know it won’t be done any time soon.

Well, in Kelly Michaels’ case, not only did the judge allow the children to testify over closed-circuit TV, which was outrageous enough, but he questioned them himself, using all the leading questions that had originally been used to gradually confabulate the whole shitshow.

114 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:50:55am

If there is already a restraining order preventing Simcox from having any contact with his alleged victims, how is he able to question them in a court hearing?

115 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 4:52:38am

re: #114 Justanotherhuman

If there is already a restraining order preventing Simcox from having any contact with his alleged victims, how is he able to question them in a court hearing?

Because this is Maricopa county, AZ, the county that elected Joe Arpaio Sheriff. A fucked up place.

116 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 4:52:59am

re: #114 Justanotherhuman

If there is already a restraining order preventing Simcox from having any contact with his alleged victims, how is he able to question them in a court hearing?

They’re talking about curtains and closed captioned TVs—-they don’t know yet what they’ll do.

117 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 4:54:45am

re: #114 Justanotherhuman

If there is already a restraining order preventing Simcox from having any contact with his alleged victims, how is he able to question them in a court hearing?

That he has a constitutional right to question them is not in question. The question is how to do it without traumatizing the witnesses more than is necessary for the law taking its course (I know how cold that sounds).

118 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 4:57:40am

re: #116 wrenchwench

It’s still contact—as in his questioning of them. They know his voice, esp his little daughter, the same voice he used in molesting them. This could do irreparable harm to these little girls. I would do everything within my power to prevent this perverse act if I were the prosecutor and file motion after motion against it until Simcox breaks.

119 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 4:59:40am

re: #117 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

That he has a constitutional right to question them is not in question. The question is how to do it without traumatizing the witnesses more than is necessary for the law taking its course (I know how cold that sounds).

If I was a juror—I’d take points away from Simcox for choosing to be his own attorney.

120 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:01:17am

re: #117 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Simcox knows this and it’s why he doesn’t have an atty. He wants to intimidate and harm those little girls further so he can escape these charges since he’s facing life in prison.

He is the most disgusting POS in the US right now.

121 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:01:35am

re: #119 wrenchwench

If I was a juror—I’d take points away from Simcox for choosing to be his own attorney.

I wonder if he’s going to pull the sovereign citizen crap.

122 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:02:04am

re: #120 Justanotherhuman

Simcox knows this and it’s why he doesn’t have an atty. He wants to intimidate and harm those little girls further so he can escape these charges since he’s facing life in prison.

He is the most disgusting POS in the US right now.

Well, he and Jeffrey Epstein. And some of the latter’s friends.

123 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:02:36am

re: #121 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

I wonder if he’s going to pull the sovereign citizen crap.

In that venue, it might get him off.

124 dharmamark  Feb 26, 2015 5:03:02am

re: #58 teleskiguy

I’m still drinking out of aluminum can, it just doesn’t have beer in it. Just club soda.

I worked at a bar back in Steamboat Springs, the owner was a high-functioning alcoholic. One day during my tenure at that bar the owner just stopped drinking. After a biopsy of his liver, kidneys, etc. his doctor told him that he would probably die very soon, he was in real bad shape. And one day he just stopped. He had a routine. He’d wake up at 9:30 a.m. and pour himself a Ketel One and Coke. He’d have about three or four of those before the lunch rush at the bar. At 3:00 he switched to Dewar’s and water, have about four or five of those, and drive home after the dinner rush was over at about 10:00 p.m.

His abstention from alcohol was nothing short of extraordinary. Everyone was astonished. He just stopped after that reading of the riot act from his doctor, after decades of doing what I wrote above.

I asked him how he did it. “I just switched what was in my glass.” He always had a glass in his hand when he was working. Now in the morning he poured iced tea and had three or four of those before the lunch rush, and after 3:00 he pours Diet Coke, has four or five of those…

So tonight, I switched what was in my can.

Good luck man.

125 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:06:03am

Just parenthetically, although I have no doubt of this particular asshole’s guilt, I will never forgive the perpetrators of the 80s-and-early-90s child molestation/Satanic abuse witch mania for planting that doubt in my mind about most such cases afterwards.

126 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 5:08:44am

UCCCCCH as much as I dislike Bibi now I’m seeing all kinds of anti-Semitic shit about his speech on Teh Twitters.

127 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:09:34am
128 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:09:39am

re: #125 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

There’s nothing wrong with such doubts. And it’s good that we now know about the severe limitations of witness testimonies.

129 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:12:37am

re: #126 The Mother Of All Pies

UCCCCCH as much as I dislike Bibi now I’m seeing all kinds of anti-Semitic shit about his speech on Teh Twitters.

Not surprising since they’re probably the same racists that rail against Pres Obama.

130 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 5:14:39am

re: #129 Justanotherhuman

Not surprising since they’re probably the same racists that rail against Pres Obama.

Greenwaldian Dudebros, mostly.

131 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:15:16am

re: #108 Decatur Deb

Cruise flicks are either very good or very bad. Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion are definitely a ‘good’ swing. (FMB makes the time-travel movie, though.)

I can’t watch That 70s Show reruns now without thinking, much as I loved Donna when it was on, that now she’s dating Tom Cruise and going “EEWW!!”

132 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:16:14am

Saved you a click:

CAVETT: Yeah, right. Another terrible thought, of course, is, “Think of all the good stuff I’m never going to read.” That’s beginning to obsess me, more and more. A friend of mine was concerned about it in high school. He went on to be a professor at Harvard. But think of all the stuff we’re never going to read. What if we were killed in a car accident? Think of what we wouldn’t have read.

GREEN: Sure, but so much of it would’ve been crap, though.

CAVETT: Oh, well, that’s so, too. You can piss away valuable hours of your life reading Ayn Rand—her wretched appeal to the young, her wretched writing, her wretched person.

She was supposed to be on my show; I was kind of sorry she wasn’t, because I was kind of laying for her. I did not succumb, as a kid, to being enthused by Ayn Rand, and that sense of power, as every kid was at one time until they outgrew it. The old bag sent over a list of fifteen conditions for appearing with me, or for appearing with anyone, I guess. One of them was, “There will be no disagreeing with Ms. Rand’s philosophy.”

GREEN: You’re kidding.

CAVETT: No! I wrote at the bottom of the list, to be sent back to her, “There will be no Ms. Rand, either.”

133 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:16:50am

re: #130 The Mother Of All Pies

Greenwaldian Dudebros, mostly.

“AIPAC and Bibi run the US! See how all the US politicians are lining up to applaud his speech! Oh, many are boycotting it? PROVES OUT POINT!”

134 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:18:21am

I loved Dick Cavett.

135 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 5:18:45am

Cuz ya know if the Blah man called ISIS “smart”, there would be a cumulative meltdown on the right.

136 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:19:20am

re: #132 wrenchwench

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Saved you a click:

When I reflect on how much or culture has declined, right up front in my musing is the thought that there used to be late-night talk shows like The Dick Cavett Show.

137 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:20:24am

re: #130 The Mother Of All Pies

Greenwaldian Dudebros, mostly.

I rest my case. : )

138 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:21:49am

re: #136 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When I reflect on how much or culture has declined, right up front in my musing is the thought that there used to be late-night talk shows like The Dick Cavett Show.

We’re going to have to get off our own lawn…

139 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:25:13am

re: #138 wrenchwench

We’re going to have to get off our own lawn…

Well, it had its low-comedy moments, too—like when John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, and Ben Gazzara came on all stoned out of their gourds.

140 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:27:25am

Having studied hundreds of Holocaust testimonies (though not only them of course), I can say that they’re both extremely valuable (the detailed Holocaust history could not have been written without them, not even with the surviving German documents) and extremely fragile. Witnesses (regardless of whether victims, perpetrators or bystanders) would contradict themselves on numerous details from testimony to testimony, and the contradictions between different witnesses are sometimes barely reconcilable. Witnesses would incorporate various details that they learned only later, they would embellish, exaggerate, repeat rumors and their own interpretations as facts. Dr. Deborah Lipstadt described the problem as follows:

Lots of survivors who arrived at Auschwitz will tell you they were examined by Mengele. Then you ask them the date of their arrival, and you say, ‘Well, Mengele wasn’t in Auschwitz yet at that point.’ There were lots of doctors… they all become Mengele.”

Indeed, the identification errors were especially notorious, as the Israeli Demjanjuk trial fiasco has shown (where Treblinka survivors were absolutely sure that he was Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, though later he turned out to be Ivan the Less Terrible of Sobibor).

My conclusion from the studies is that the general narrative is usually relatively reliable, but when it comes to the details (dates, numbers, sizes, …), the more corroboration there is (from other witnesses, from documents, etc.), the better. And of course the earlier a testimony is, the more reliable it usually is. And: almost any testimony will contain errors, so finding errors doesn’t by itself necessarily impeach a testimony.

141 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:33:31am
142 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 5:37:19am

I’m running to the local shelter today!

143 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:38:40am

re: #141 wrenchwench

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“Honest crooks”? Bwahahahaha!

144 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:41:50am

re: #142 Dr. Matt

You know… one of those nights he’s gonna pay…

145 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:43:39am
146 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:44:48am

Same old, same old, no doubt, including word salad.

Live video: GOP leaders including Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Sarah Palin speak at CPAC - @NBCNews
see original on nbcnews.com

147 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:45:33am
148 Snarknado!  Feb 26, 2015 5:45:34am

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

149 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:46:16am

re: #146 Justanotherhuman

Same old, same old, no doubt, including word salad.

Live video: GOP leaders including Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Sarah Palin speak at CPAC - @NBCNews
see original on nbcnews.com

That’s “The Honorable” Ted Cruz, thankyouverymuch.

150 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:48:27am

re: #148 Snarknado!

In what part of the world?

151 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:48:37am

re: #149 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Ben Carson right now, blaming the WH and Dems for the rips in society.

“…don’t need no central govt telling them how to do it.”

He’s an idiot.

152 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:50:31am
153 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:50:53am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Anyway, I’ve been using cheaptickets.nl throughout the years.

154 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:52:07am

re: #152 wrenchwench

Yep, read it. Fuckers.

155 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:52:41am

Ben Carson is one of those persons who thinks because “he made it” anyone else, no matter where they come from, no matter under what conditions, can do it, too.

That’s the same argument I heard many years ago uttered by white people.

BTW, I wonder how many of those recordings they’re playing for intros, etc. will be protested by the artists?

156 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:54:00am

re: #155 Justanotherhuman

He “made it”, so it makes him feel so much more important.

157 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 5:54:32am

re: #154 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Yep, read it. Fuckers.

Your sales pitch is usually a bit smoother.

158 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 5:54:49am

re: #132 wrenchwench

She was supposed to be on my show; I was kind of sorry she wasn’t, because I was kind of laying for her. I did not succumb, as a kid, to being enthused by Ayn Rand, and that sense of power, as every kid was at one time until they outgrew it. The old bag sent over a list of fifteen conditions for appearing with me, or for appearing with anyone, I guess. One of them was, “There will be no disagreeing with Ms. Rand’s philosophy.”

GREEN: You’re kidding.

CAVETT: No! I wrote at the bottom of the list, to be sent back to her, “There will be no Ms. Rand, either.”

So much Win there.

159 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 5:54:57am

re: #136 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When I reflect on how much or culture has declined, right up front in my musing is the thought that there used to be late-night talk shows like The Dick Cavett Show.

And the most brilliant host of The Tonight Show was Steve Allen.

160 Snarknado!  Feb 26, 2015 5:55:20am

re: #153 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

West coast US to London. One way, I’m going back by cruise ship.

161 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 5:56:25am

re: #157 wrenchwench

Your sales pitch is usually a bit smoother.

Hehe.

162 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 5:56:30am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

I have, with several sites. It’s pretty easy, and often cheaper. Try skyscanner.com. It checks prices from several different sites.

163 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 5:57:15am

Laughing about “The Honorable” Ted Cruz a couple of threads ago (goddamnedfrank explains it here) made me think about Mitt Romney. As (former) governor of a Commonwealth, he should be addressed as “Your Excellency”. Wonder why he never insisted on that? (Michael Dukakis didn’t either, of course.)

164 darthstar  Feb 26, 2015 5:58:26am

re: #160 Snarknado!

West coast US to London. One way, I’m going back by cruise ship.

When your cruise ship reaches the Rockies, send pics.

165 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 5:58:58am

re: #159 Decatur Deb

Oh, gawd, yes. I loved both of them. So smart and witty, they made me feel that way. : )

TV has changed a lot since that time and not for the better.

166 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:00:13am

re: #66 teleskiguy

There’s going to be so many good ideas and potential leadership at this year’s CPAC!

Dr. Ben Carson. The 8:40 am slot, first thing on Thursday, first day/morning of conference. Everyone’s still out getting coffee. 20 minutes.

That’s code for:

Dude, we loved you when you ragged on Obama at the prayer breakfast thing about healthcare. We love that you’re black and you hate the president and Democrats and the gays. We loved you so much we went to amazon.com and gave your shitty books that we didn’t read 5 stars. But, the novelty’s worn off. We’re moving on. See you real soon. P.S. run for congress or Senate or something from whatever state you’re from.

167 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 6:00:55am

re: #165 Justanotherhuman

Oh, gawd, yes. I loved both of them. So smart and witty, they made me feel that way. : )

TV has changed a lot since that time and not for the better.

There have been a few improvements. Remember Jack Paar was fired from The Tonight Show for telling that “filthy” W.C./Wayside Chapel story.

168 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 6:01:32am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

IIRC, I’ve dealt with Expedia and been satisfied. I was listening to the This Week in Tech podcast last week, and they indicated that after mergers, there’s only two competitors left in the field: I think it’s Expedia and Priceline. Orbitz was just bought by Expedia.

Pre- or early internet, I actually got a great deal on tickets to Detroit by calling the airline directly, or hitting their own website. Maybe that’s worth a shot. Note that all of my flights have been domestic, so I’m not sure if that makes a difference.

169 Higgs Boson's Mate  Feb 26, 2015 6:02:34am

re: #165 Justanotherhuman

Oh, gawd, yes. I loved both of them. So smart and witty, they made me feel that way. : )

TV has changed a lot since that time and not for the better.

The Smothers Brothers and Ernie Kovacs would be lucky to get on local cable access.

170 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:02:44am

re: #164 darthstar

When your cruise ship reaches the Rockies, send pics.

Image: RMS_Macedonia_02.jpg

171 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:06:22am
172 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:07:37am
173 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 6:08:07am

re: #24 teleskiguy

Good for you. If you ever think you’re going to backslide, make sure to check the karma score on your post. There’s a shitload of people who are pulling for you.

174 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 6:08:22am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

Best Travel Store bt-store.com

175 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 6:09:15am

LA to Gatwick, next week, $736 R/T, with one stopover.

176 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 6:09:30am

Although actually I am kind of nervous about buying International tickets online but bt-store is a great place to check out itineraries and prices and then book through a local travel agency.

177 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:10:35am

It’s CPAC season? So soon? Seems like just yesterday when CPAC was getting itself into trouble for confusing itself for Stormfront-lite. Oh wait, it’s still doing that.

Of course, the CPAC site is acting up this morning. Another sign of superior coding and tech.

I can’t wait for the clown car show to get underway. This should be good for a laugh or two.

178 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 6:11:06am

re: #176 The Mother Of All Pies

Although actually I am kind of nervous about buying International tickets online but bt-store is a great place to check out itineraries and prices and then book through a local travel agency.

I’ve never had a problem booking online. Maybe I’m uncommonly lucky, but no flights have ever been canceled. (though some have been delayed)

179 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:11:17am

re: #169 Higgs Boson’s Mate

The Smothers Brothers and Ernie Kovacs would be lucky to get on local cable access.

My kids loved the Smothers Bros and tried to emulate them in their “Mom loves you best” schtick. : )

And Kovacs was married to the fabulous, smart and beautiful Edie Adams who died in 2008.
nytimes.com

180 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:11:56am

Hi, I’m Dr. Ben Carson, brain surgeon. I hate that Obama insured more people. I’m so despicable I criticized president Obama for insuring more people to his face at a non-bi-partisan “prayer breakfast”. The cool cats who are totally not racist at CPAC gave me the prime Saturday afternoon speaking engagement at their annual convention last year. This year, though, they said the only slot they had for me was at 8:40 on Thursday morning. They said, “Don’t worry, this is the best time to speak, everyone will be there to cheer you on.” Then I spoke and said the usual things these people like to hear. Then they told me I had to hand the mike over to someone else. You know, I’m beginning to think that CPAC guy lied to me about how cool this 8:40 am speaking slot was. And I only got 20 minutes. Damn, I hope the next CPAC is better. I wonder if Fox will have me on again.

181 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:12:52am
182 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:13:20am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

I’ll usually start with Kayak to get a sense of rates, and then work directly with the airline sites directly to get the max rate/points (if you’re in any of the loyalty programs, that’ll probably be your best route to maxing out the points).

I’d also play around with the origination and destination airports - if you’ve got a couple of local airports you can fly from, see if changing those makes a difference (it could be substantial). On the destination end, see if changing airports might also result in a savings. But there’s a caveat - if you plan on renting a car, factor that in as well. Some airports have higher/lower rental car prices (to say nothing of the taxes/fees that can make up to 30-40% of the overall rental price).

183 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:14:49am

re: #177 lawhawk

The error of the morning at CPAC:

Error establishing a database connection.

184 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:15:46am

re: #183 lawhawk

The error of the morning at CPAC:

Error establishing a database connection.

Is no error. Is clever plan, comrade.

185 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:16:05am

re: #171 wrenchwench

CPAC is off to a great start.

186 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 6:16:15am

re: #184 Decatur Deb

Is no error. Is clever plan, comrade.

a cunning plan

187 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:17:27am
188 darthstar  Feb 26, 2015 6:17:54am

Boehner picked a great day to cave to Obama on DHS funding…opening day of CPAC. Talk about planning ahead.

189 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 6:18:22am

re: #183 lawhawk

The error of the morning at CPAC:

Error establishing a database connection.

I went to go try it out and they apparently fixed it. I was greeted with a big smiling photo of Ted Cruz.

THANKS, OBAMA!!!

190 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:18:59am

Hi I’m Ben Carson. I used to be a conservative star. Then they stuck me with the first speaking gig at CPAC 2015. And who followed me? Mike friggin Lee. Who the f8ck is he?

191 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:19:41am

re: #189 Mattand

I went to go try it out and they apparently fixed it. I was greeted with a big smiling photo of Ted Cruz.

THANKS, OBAMA!!!

Was he singing O Canada?

192 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 6:20:19am

re: #191 Decatur Deb

Was he singing O Canada?

In Spanish.

193 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 6:20:24am

re: #191 Decatur Deb

Was he singing O Canada?

Yellow Rose of Alberta

194 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:20:28am

Welp, I don’t think they’re going to win over milennials with that music.

Or their politics, even with Mia Love sitting there.

195 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 6:21:04am

re: #193 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Yellow Rose of Alberta

Deep in the Heart of Moose Jaw.

196 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:21:42am

re: #194 Justanotherhuman

Welp, I don’t think they’re going to win over milennials with that music.

Or their politics, even with Mia Love sitting there.

197 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:24:11am
198 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 6:24:33am
199 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 6:24:39am

re: #195 Mattand

My grandma lived in Moose Jaw when she was a kid.

200 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:25:19am

Is Orly Taitz running the Emergency Denture Clinic?

201 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 6:26:04am

And now some wingnut is attempting to argue with me that the godlike “Founding Fathers” were really anti-slavery even though they FUCKING OWNED SLAVES.

202 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 6:26:10am

re: #190 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hi I’m Ben Carson. I used to be a conservative star. Then they stuck me with the first speaking gig at CPAC 2015. And who followed me? Mike friggin Lee. Who the f8ck is he?

They need him around as the Anti-Obama. But soon they will need an Anti-Hillary.

Good luck. All they gots is crazies and enough misogynists in their party to discourage even the most dedicated female Republican candidate.

203 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 6:26:28am

re: #199 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

My grandma lived in Moose Jaw when she was a kid.

My sister was bitten by a moose’s jaw once…

204 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 6:26:39am

re: #200 Decatur Deb

Is Orly Taitz running the Emergency Denture Clinic?

Yes, and right next to the Bachmann Family Anti-Gay Therapy Clinic.

205 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:27:20am
206 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:27:41am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

My sister was bitten by a moose’s jaw once…

Mine once caused big trouble for Moose and Squirrel.

207 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:28:33am

re: #198 Dr. Matt

Ben Carson. Stock plummeting.

208 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:28:43am

Gawd, these “millennials” are awful.

Depending on your neighbors for help and to get you out of life-crushing situations, like lack of a job or food or medical care? Really?

Yeah, entrepreneurs are always going to look out for those kinds of needs, keeping you, in particular, in mind and will be johnny-on-the-spot to take care of you and your family in sickness, starvation and jobs, jobs, jobs!

209 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 6:29:49am

re: #207 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Ben Carson. Stock plummeting.

210 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 6:31:11am

Good morning, white people. I’m Ben Carson, and I’m first, so you can forget I was ever here in another half hour.

211 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:31:42am

How are any of us supposed to get any work done today with all the CPAC lols?

212 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:32:33am

Yeah, Mia, “American Exceptionalism” kept your forebears in chains.

213 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:32:48am

re: #210 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

Good morning, white people. I’m Ben Carson, and I’m first, so you can forget I was ever here in another half hour.

He needs the rest of the day for the contractual photo-ops.

214 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:33:20am

re: #198 Dr. Matt

President Rand will appoint Real Dr. Ben Carson, brain surgeon, to be his HHS Secretary right before the teabag congress abolishes the Department of Health & Human Services.

215 b.d.  Feb 26, 2015 6:33:31am

Maybe Carson can sneak onstage and give another speech during Tim Scott’s allotted slot?

//

216 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:34:55am

re: #215 b.d.

Maybe Carson can sneak onstage and give another speech during Tim Scott’s allotted slot?

//

Hoping he’ll go all Kanye West during Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech.

217 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:35:08am

Gawd, when a Black woman alleges that the GOP has the “moral high ground”, you know that brain-washing has really kicked in.

218 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:36:02am

Hi, I’m Dr. Ben Carson. Even though I’m not, and have never been elected to, the U.S. Senate, people around here keep calling me “Senator”. I kinda like the title but some people mess it up by calling me “Senator Scott”, and asking me how I like South Carolina.

219 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 6:36:28am
220 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 6:36:42am
221 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 6:36:58am

re: #215 b.d.

Maybe Carson can sneak onstage and give another speech during Tim Scott’s allotted slot?

//

I know, he can be the guy in the background doing Interpretation for the Hard of Hearing.
FunnyOrDie Video

222 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:40:42am

re: #219 wrenchwench

A friendly reminder as #CPAC2015 kicks off today: One of the sponsors has white nationalist ties.

Several others are wearing Stormfront lingerie.

223 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:40:42am

re: #217 Justanotherhuman

Gawd, when a Black woman alleges that the GOP has the “moral high ground”, you know that brain-washing has really kicked in.

Hi, we’re the GOP, and we have the moral high ground. Here, would you like a confederate flag/bumper sticker?

224 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:40:50am

They can’t even get the fucking sound right.

225 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:41:35am

re: #217 Justanotherhuman

Gawd, when a Black woman alleges that the GOP has the “moral high ground”, you know that brain-washing has really kicked in.

Mia Love speaking now? They’re getting the black conservatives in and out quick.

226 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:41:53am
227 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:42:19am

re: #224 Justanotherhuman

They can’t even get the fucking sound right.

Of course, it was during Mia Love’s expression of love for the RW, so no problem for them since they don’t really want that from her.

228 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:43:11am

re: #225 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Mia Love speaking now? They’re getting the black conservatives in and out quick.

They like to have the suites cleaned and fluffed by noon.

229 Snarknado!  Feb 26, 2015 6:43:13am

re: #164 darthstar

When your cruise ship reaches the Rockies, send pics.

Well, I could be going through the Panama Canal… but in fact when I book a domestic flight, I use Southwest Airlines — no-brainer for me.

230 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:45:03am

Hi, we’re the GOP, and we are the moral high ground. Here is our bill to take healthcare away from 12 million people.

231 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:46:49am

“My job is to make sure Washington gets smaller…”

Um, Ms. Love? No, that’s not your job at all. It’s to represent your constituents.

232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:48:16am

re: #231 Justanotherhuman

“My job is to make sure Washington gets smaller…”

Um, Ms. Love? No, that’s not your job at all. It’s to represent your constituents.

Hi, we’re the GOP, our job is to make Washington smaller. Here is our bill to ban abortion. And here is our bill to ban gay marriage.

233 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:49:59am

Can someone tell me why a 43 yr old is representing millennials on that stage? Is it because there are no real millennials in the GOP?

234 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:50:05am

re: #232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hi, we’re the GOP, our job is to make Washington smaller. Here is our bill to ban abortion. And here is our bill to ban gay marriage.

Shorter GOP/rw message:

Fuck the poor!

235 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 6:50:12am

re: #232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hi, we’re the GOP, our job is to make Washington smaller and create more jobs Here is our bill to ban abortion. And here is our bill to ban gay marriage.

236 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:50:16am

Hi, we’re the GOP, and our job is to make Washington smaller. Here is our bill to build a pipeline across 12 different states.

237 Sionainn  Feb 26, 2015 6:50:23am

re: #24 teleskiguy

Sorry to go OT so soon, I have something I need to get off my chest.

I’m at almost 48 hours without a drop of alcohol. For my ski-fanatic butt that’s a big deal. The last time I went more than two days without alcohol, I was in jail for 20 days for my second DUI in 2009. The second I got out I went to the bar and got drunk. Been drinking everyday ever since.

It’s taken some time for me to come around to abstaining from booze (I’m hoping) indefinitely. It’s been an internal dialogue of mine for a couple of years now. I’d be out on my back porch just shithoused at 1:30 a.m. and I’d slur to myself “This shit’s so bad for you, you need to stop.” Then I’d wake up at 7:00 for work. I must’ve done this a hundred times in the last couple of years.

It’s hard. But I think I passed my first test when it comes to the social factor of the sauce. All of my co-workers tonight invited me to the bar for an after-work drink, which only happens about once a week. I politely declined and told everybody that I quit drinking.

I come from a long line of alcoholics. My paternal grandfather drank everyday until he died (he died of heart failure at 79), my maternal grandmother drank everyday until she moved out of her house and into a nursing home, where she succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease at 90. Both my parents still tip four or five beers back every night, they’re in their late 60s. I’m in my early 30s and have been told by World Cup racers that I’m a talented freeheel skier. I can only imagine what’s possible if I break the mold and live my life without alcohol. One day at a time.

Good for you! I come from a family of alcoholics as does my husband and we are both alcoholics. Our poor kids won the gene pool lottery. Anyway, it’s good you told your friends that you quit drinking. Now, if they keep asking you to go get a drink, then they aren’t your friends and you need to leave them behind. You can do it!

238 b.d.  Feb 26, 2015 6:51:37am

re: #233 Justanotherhuman

Can someone tell me why a 43 yr old is representing millennials on that stage? Is it because there are no real millennials in the GOP?

There’s that young, cutting edge, hipsterish Ben Shaprio

239 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:52:42am

re: #238 b.d.

Is Awardwhining journalist CCJ appearing at this gig?

240 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:52:45am

If these are the “young people” of the GOP, I don’t think the Dems have anything to worry about.

241 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:53:27am

re: #238 b.d.

There’s that young, cutting edge, hipsterish Ben Shaprio

CCJ planned to attend, but the hotel janitorial staff threatened a walkout.

242 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 6:54:16am

Donald Trump has campaign fever:

“Everybody feels I’m doing this just to have fun or because it’s good for the brand,” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post. “Well, it’s not fun. I’m not doing this for enjoyment. I’m doing this because the country is in serious trouble.”

With a soaring stock market, shrinking deficit, and low unemployment, one can understand the serious trouble Trump refers to. And Donald T. is just the right man to save us from this danger. A man with the expertise of investing his inheritance into projects that made him insanely rich before inevitably filing for bankruptcy. Boom, bust, bail out, repeat. Just like the Founders intended. Isn’t it time the country moved on from the worn, Obama? I Guess He’s Pretty Reliable™ brand in favor a bolder, Chapter 11 Platinum™ brand?

243 b.d.  Feb 26, 2015 6:54:39am

re: #239 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Is Awardwhining journalist CCJ appearing at this gig?

They must be saving Chuck C for the headliner. I think Chuck is standing by the registration table with his hat on the ground offering to doxx people for pocket change.

244 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 6:54:43am

re: #94 wrenchwench

This is screwed up:

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ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!

245 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:55:18am

Mia Love is trying to claim that they really are all about helping the poor. Which ignores the reality in GOP dominated legislatures around the nation, which are engaged in an ongoing effort to shift the tax burden from those who can afford the taxes on to everyone else - especially the poor.

That means attempts at reducing income taxes on the wealthy combined with sales tax hikes, motor fuel taxes, and all other manner of regressive taxing schemes.

Combined with reducing funding in safety net programs, and you’ve got a net screw for the poor.

246 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:55:45am

Welp, the bldg has the proper name, after all…

247 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 6:56:03am

re: #99 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality

The jury is going to be watching the behavior of the witnesses very carefully under questioning by their alleged molester. Foolish, indeed, but it may put him away where he can’t get to any more children.

These kids each need an Advocate. There has to be some group that will get involved and protect them.

248 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:56:43am

re: #245 lawhawk

Mia Love is trying to claim that they really are all about helping the poor. Which ignores the reality in GOP dominated legislatures around the nation, which are engaged in an ongoing effort to shift the tax burden from those who can afford the taxes on to everyone else - especially the poor.

That means attempts at reducing income taxes on the wealthy combined with sales tax hikes, motor fuel taxes, and all other manner of regressive taxing schemes.

Combined with reducing funding in safety net programs, and you’ve got a net screw for the poor.

Seriously? CPAC cares about the poor? And making Washington “smaller” helps the poor how?

249 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 6:57:34am

re: #245 lawhawk

I don’t think that donating groceries for people to hoard for an entire year is exactly what poor people have in mind.

250 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 6:58:19am

re: #240 Justanotherhuman

If these are the “young people” of the GOP, I don’t think the Dems have anything to worry about.

The Democrats could use some high-profile people who are under 60. Just sayin’

251 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 6:59:08am

Hi, we’re the GOP, and we won’t concede the high moral ground to the left about poor people who we love. Here is our funny cartoon thing about food stamps and how poor people are like animals. Share this on facebook with all your friends.

252 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 6:59:08am

re: #242 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Trumped Up™ He can’t possibly be serious if he thinks the country is in trouble. He’s not in bankruptcy court for a change (for starters), Wall Street is doing well, big companies are even contemplating significant pay hikes that will pay dividends to millions of employees who will now have more disposable income to buy more goods (stimulating the economy).

But I do see where he thinks we might be in trouble. The economy for Obama smears is winding down. There’s less than 2 years to go. After that, the GOP has nothing. They’re still running against Obama in his mythical 3d term run.

253 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 6:59:13am

re: #250 The Mother Of All Pies

The Democrats could use some high-profile people who are under 60. Just sayin’

And give up Flower Power?

254 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 6:59:29am

re: #245 lawhawk

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Mia Love is trying to claim that they really are all about helping the poor. Which ignores the reality in GOP dominated legislatures around the nation, which are engaged in an ongoing effort to shift the tax burden from those who can afford the taxes on to everyone else - especially the poor.

That means attempts at reducing income taxes on the wealthy combined with sales tax hikes, motor fuel taxes, and all other manner of regressive taxing schemes.

Combined with reducing funding in safety net programs, and you’ve got a net screw for the poor.

They “care about the poor” so much they want to “motivate” them by forcing them to “bootstrap” themselves without any help, just like Mia Love did!

255 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 6:59:56am

re: #251 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hi, we’re the GOP, and we won’t concede the high moral ground to the left about poor people who we love. Here is our funny cartoon thing about food stamps and how poor people are like animals. Share this on facebook with all your friends.

256 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:01:04am

re: #140 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

almost any testimony will contain errors, so finding errors doesn’t by itself necessarily impeach a testimony.

QFT

257 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 7:02:47am

re: #245 lawhawk

I’ll take Representative Love seriously when she starts telling audiences at her speeches to shove the Stars and Bars up their asses.

258 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 7:03:36am

re: #252 lawhawk

Trumped UpTM He can’t possibly be serious if he thinks the country is in trouble. He’s not in bankruptcy court for a change (for starters), Wall Street is doing well, big companies are even contemplating significant pay hikes that will pay dividends to millions of employees who will now have more disposable income to buy more goods (stimulating the economy).

But I do see where he thinks we might be in trouble. The economy for Obama smears is winding down. There’s less than 2 years to go. After that, the GOP has nothing. They’re still running against Obama in his mythical 3d term run.

I can see him pulling a Hross Pea-Row, though. He’s got the ego (and the money) for it. Wouldn’t that be glorious?

259 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 7:03:50am

From #CPACQ

260 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 26, 2015 7:05:28am

good morning lizards. Wife goes to the dr. today so hopefully we can get some concrete answers soon.

261 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 7:06:28am

re: #257 Mattand

I’ll take Representative Love seriously when she starts telling audiences at her speeches to shove the Stars and Bars up their asses.

Pet Peeve: The Beauregard flag is not the Stars and Bars. This is the Stars and Bars.

262 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:06:31am

Conservatives only care about the poor in idealistic concept kind of way. They don’t personally know anyone who is poor, so they have no way of understanding how life can happen to a person.

263 b.d.  Feb 26, 2015 7:06:51am

re: #259 Dr. Matt

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From #CPACQ

That hashtag, unsurprisingly, is going as well as most other forms of wingnut outreach

264 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 7:08:23am

re: #261 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Pet Peeve: The Beauregard flag is not the Stars and Bars. This is the Stars and Bars.

Did not know that. Between this and the Gasden Flag, I’ve been learning all sorts of new stuff about flags waved by racist tea baggers!

265 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 7:09:00am
266 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:09:17am

re: #262 FemNaziBitch

Well, that really only applies to Black folks in actuality. They know plenty of poor white supremacists that have no idea of how to make a real living—like getting a job they have to compete for.

267 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:09:42am

This is the STUPIDEST TWEET that I have seen in my timeline so far today:

268 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:09:50am

re: #262 FemNaziBitch

Conservatives only care about the poor in idealistic concept kind of way. They don’t personally know anyone who is poor, so they have no way of understanding how life can happen to a person.

The “poor” are like a lot of groups they like to say they “care” about: They “care” about the idealized version that exists in their fantasies, not the ones who actually exist in reality. Hence why they like to attack the definition of poor regularly, saying if you can afford stuff that sells for $20 at the Dollar Store, then you’re “not really poor.” If you can afford to buy a second-hand DVD player, you’re “not really poor.” Have a car, even if it’s 20+ years old and barely runs? “Not really poor.”

269 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 7:10:39am

re: #264 Mattand

Did not know that. Between this and the Gasden Flag, I’ve been learning all sorts of new stuff about flags waved by racist tea baggers!

This has been another episode of Fun With Flags.

270 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:10:41am

re: #268 Targetpractice

The “poor” are like a lot of groups they like to say they “care” about: They “care” about the idealized version that exists in their fantasies, not the ones who actually exist in reality. Hence why they like to attack the definition of poor regularly, saying if you can afford stuff that sells for $20 at the Dollar Store, then you’re “not really poor.” If you can afford to buy a second-hand DVD player, you’re “not really poor.” Have a car, even if it’s 20+ years old and barely runs? “Not really poor.”

HURR HURR ALL TEH POORS IN TEH USA ARE IN TEH GLOBAL 1%!!!!!1!!!!!

271 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 7:11:01am

re: #264 Mattand

You need to watch fun with flags, with Sheldon Cooper

272 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 7:11:19am

re: #267 The Mother Of All Pies

This is the STUPIDEST TWEET that I have seen in my timeline so far today:

hurr hurr the poors and the welfares all getting EITC welfare which buys there houses for them!!!!!!11

273 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:11:44am

How stupid do you have to be to think that EITC is “free stuff”

274 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 7:11:54am

re: #264 Mattand

Did not know that. Between this and the Gasden Flag, I’ve been learning all sorts of new stuff about flags waved by racist tea baggers!

It’s an avoidable RW argument ploy, like ‘assault rifle vs assault weapon’ and ‘clip vs magazine’.

275 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 7:12:22am

re: #267 The Mother Of All Pies

This is the STUPIDEST TWEET that I have seen in my timeline so far today:

ARE PEOPLE USING THEIR TAX REFUNDS TO BUY HOUSES?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?????111111

276 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:13:33am

re: #270 The Mother Of All Pies

HURR HURR ALL TEH POORS IN TEH USA ARE IN TEH GLOBAL 1%!!!!!1!!!!!

Yeah, that’s another. If you’re living better than the poor overseas, even if the country being compared to is a banana republic, you’re “not really poor.” I imagine it’s the same metric they use to convince themselves they’re “rich,” by comparing themselves to folks living in far smaller countries.

277 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:13:58am

re: #275 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

ARE PEOPLE USING THEIR TAX REFUNDS TO BUY HOUSES?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?????111111

OBAMA IS GIVING ALL TEH ILLEGALS TAX REFUNDS BUT NO REAL MURCAN EVER GET TEH FREE TAX REFUND!!!!!!!!

278 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 7:14:27am

The bumper stickers are about what you’d expect them to be. Completely divorced from reality.

279 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:14:45am

re: #275 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

My grandson used his to pay off $3K owing on his car. When you’re really poor, you start checking the ads to replace the wreck you’re currently driving. : )

280 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:16:34am

re: #278 lawhawk

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The bumper stickers are about what you’d expect them to be. Completely divorced from reality.

Gee, you think maybe they like guns?

282 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 7:16:47am

re: #279 Justanotherhuman

My grandson used his to pay off $3K owing on his car. When you’re really poor, you start checking the ads to replace the wreck you’re currently driving. : )

A new $300 pile of junk every year—been there, done that.

283 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 7:17:01am

re: #278 lawhawk

The bumper stickers are about what you’d expect them to be. Completely divorced from reality.

Looks like a gunz conference.

284 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 7:17:46am

re: #283 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Looks like a gunz conference.

Held in a gun-free facility.

285 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 7:18:04am

re: #267 The Mother Of All Pies

Nope.

Hoft rides in with the derpiest of the morning. So far.

Because when people are constantly making death threats against the President of the United States, the USSS takes these things seriously. Security will be tighter than say at part of the border (like most of the US-Canada border).

But speaking of the border, looks like the very Christian country (80% Christian, 9% Protestant) of Mexico is embracing marriage equality (aka SSM):

286 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:18:25am

re: #282 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He bought a Toyota from the landlord w/only 190K miles on it. It was a good deal.

We miss our landlord. : (

287 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 7:18:54am

re: #280 Targetpractice

Gee, you think maybe they like guns?

Well, I guess life’s pretty rough on the frontier. //

288 Snarknado!  Feb 26, 2015 7:19:31am

re: #174 The Mother Of All Pies

Best Travel Store bt-store.com

And the winner is… Alouette! Thanks very much, I’ve been chasing a certain flight all over the internet. bt-store had it listed, and they’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau, so I booked it. (Not ticketed yet, but I’m hoping all goes well.)

(By the way, the same flight on the airline’s website costs $1200 more. I’ll never understand the airline industry.)

290 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 7:21:27am

re: #285 lawhawk

Nope.

Hoft rides in with the derpiest of the morning. So far.

Because when people are constantly making death threats against the President of the United States, the USSS takes these things seriously. Security will be tighter than say at part of the border (like most of the US-Canada border).

But speaking of the border, looks like the very Christian country (80% Christian, 9% Protestant) of Mexico is embracing marriage equality (aka SSM):

Gee, why don’t we have a Border Patrol?

Hi, we’re the GOP and we want to make Washington smaller. Here is our bill to build a wall on southern border from California to Texas.

291 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:22:03am

re: #289 The Mother Of All Pies

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Because calling rape a “beautiful thing” and comparing women to refrigerators never sounds disgusting or condescending.

292 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:22:40am

re: #288 Snarknado!

“I’ll never understand the airline industry.”

You don’t understand “whatever the market will bear and dumb people who don’t shop around will pay?”

293 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 7:23:19am

re: #24 teleskiguy

Sending strength your way.

294 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:24:25am

re: #290 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

And don’t forget the long pipeline that we want to build for our oil friends in Canada that will bring a few dozen jobs and fuck up the environment.

295 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 7:25:43am

re: #289 The Mother Of All Pies

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
-Madeleine Albright

Of course, the problem is the women in that graphic think they’re helping. Much like setting fire to a building whose color you don’t like “improves” the neighborhood.

296 Sionainn  Feb 26, 2015 7:26:05am

re: #58 teleskiguy

It’s just that easy and just that hard to quit. On the one hand, you have your brain not understanding how in the world you are possibly going to live without having a drink because that’s all you’ve known for so long. On the other hand, you have another part of your brain telling you that you can do it and if you don’t, you are going to kill yourself with alcohol. It’s just a matter of staying strong enough to get to the point where you realize that life is better without the alcohol.

297 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 7:26:48am

re: #294 Justanotherhuman

And don’t forget the long pipeline that we want to build for our oil friends in Canada that will bring a few dozen jobs and fuck up the environment.

yes, see #236

298 b.d.  Feb 26, 2015 7:26:55am

AMERICA HAS THE RICHEST POOR PEOPLE

299 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 7:27:58am

re: #294 Justanotherhuman

And don’t forget the long pipeline that we want to build for our oil friends in Canada that will bring a few dozen jobs and fuck up the environment.

And which might never get built unless oil prices rebound above $90. And which requires eminent domain for a foreign entity to build through private property. And that wont affect oil/gas prices since the tar sands are already being transported into the US by pipelines and rail. And which creates less than 50 permanent jobs in the US.

Yet, the GOP sought to get the President to veto the bill even though he warned them even before the SOTU that he’d do so. He warned them to let the regulatory process work to its conclusion, and that he’d veto the bill because the GOP is circumventing the already existing administrative process to determine the merits of the pipeline.

But this is a GOP that flunks basic math, so it was completely expected.

300 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:28:34am

re: #295 Mattand

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
-Madeleine Albright

Of course, the problem is the women in that graphic think they’re helping. Much like setting fire to a building whose color you don’t like “improves” the neighborhood.

It’s like everything else with the GOP, they’re hypocrites to their core. Despite how much they accuse Democrats of being supporters of the “nanny state,” they believe that women can’t be trusted to know what’s best for themselves and so must use the power of government to “protect” them.

301 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Feb 26, 2015 7:28:48am

Net Neutrality and treating the Internet as a utility will ruin the economy, and kill the IT industry!!

Latest whine from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)

302 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:29:04am

re: #298 b.d.

AMERICA HAS THE RICHEST POOR PEOPLE

HURR HURR THEY CAN HAS REFRIDGERATORS, CARS, FOODSTAMPS, TV, INTERNET, FREE CELLPHONES, & WASHING MACHINES!!!!!! THERE EVEN RICHER THEN TEH POOR CITIZENS WHO PAYS FOR THERE FOOD STAMPS!!!!!!!

303 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 7:29:14am

re: #298 b.d.

AMERICA HAS THE RICHEST POOR PEOPLE

I remember how personally offended Dan Quayle was that in America The poor people are all fat!

304 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:29:53am

Schools have always had a “set of standards”, you stupid twit. Some idiot talking about how bad Common Core is in their eyes.

305 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 7:32:15am
306 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:32:47am

Who is this stupid twit comparing choice in “style” to education?

This is a thinly veiled argument for “christian” education, homeschooling, etc and getting Common Core overturned.

307 Sionainn  Feb 26, 2015 7:37:36am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

I’ve used Travelocity. I found it to be the easiest site to use out of all of them.

308 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:39:55am

re: #268 Targetpractice

The “poor” are like a lot of groups they like to say they “care” about: They “care” about the idealized version that exists in their fantasies, not the ones who actually exist in reality. Hence why they like to attack the definition of poor regularly, saying if you can afford stuff that sells for $20 at the Dollar Store, then you’re “not really poor.” If you can afford to buy a second-hand DVD player, you’re “not really poor.” Have a car, even if it’s 20+ years old and barely runs? “Not really poor.”

They have a refridgerator …

309 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:41:24am

re: #306 Justanotherhuman

Who is this stupid twit comparing choice in “style” to education?

This is a thinly veiled argument for “christian” education, homeschooling, etc and getting Common Core overturned.

That’s all the idea of “school choice” really is, the dismantling of public schools in favor of parochial schools, home schools, and other forms of education where the parents are free to brainwash their kids. And nine times outta ten, the people who are pushing it are already rich enough that they can afford to send their kids to private schools now.

310 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 7:42:02am

re: #248 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Seriously? CPAC cares about the poor? And making Washington “smaller” helps the poor how?

By freeing up more tax dollars to be given to the rich for eventual trickle-down to the poor. Of course.
//

311 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:42:23am

I have to get up, move forward and accomplish something in a few minutes.

312 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:43:02am

re: #310 Feline Fearless Leader

By freeing up more tax dollars to be given to the rich for eventual trickle-down to the poor. Of course.
//

HURR HURR WE WANTS TO TEACH TEH POOR TO CATCH THERE OWN FISH, NOT GIVE THEM FREE FISH TAHT SOMEONE ELSE FISHED HARD TO CATCH!!!!!!!

313 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 7:43:12am

re: #309 Targetpractice

That’s all the idea of “school choice” really is, the dismantling of public schools in favor of parochial schools, home schools, and other forms of education where the parents are free to brainwash their kids. And nine times outta ten, the people who are pushing it are already rich enough that they can afford to send their kids to private schools now.

The goal around here is to get those sweet, sweet vouchers to pay for those segregation academies while the public schools degenerate into football franchises.

314 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 7:43:13am

re: #252 lawhawk

Trumped UpTM He can’t possibly be serious if he thinks the country is in trouble. He’s not in bankruptcy court for a change (for starters), Wall Street is doing well, big companies are even contemplating significant pay hikes that will pay dividends to millions of employees who will now have more disposable income to buy more goods (stimulating the economy).

But I do see where he thinks we might be in trouble. The economy for Obama smears is winding down. There’s less than 2 years to go. After that, the GOP has nothing. They’re still running against Obama in his mythical 3d term run.

Trump thinks there is trouble because he is not being talked about enough in the media. You need to have the proper focus. On Trump.
//

315 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:43:18am

I don’t want to go outside, but I must.

Thank Bob for heated car seats.

316 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 7:44:05am

BUT NO FREE FISHING POLES HOOKS & BAIT FOR TEH LAZY MOOCHERS!!!!!!!

WHY IS THEY LAZING AROUND SPENDING THERE TIME AT TEH OLD FISHING HOLD INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR A JRRB!!!!!!!!

317 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:44:19am

re: #309 Targetpractice

Yes, they don’t want their kids to have to be schooled with the “poors”, esp w/the Black poors.

They’re disgusting and truly anti-democratic.

318 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:44:22am

re: #312 The Mother Of All Pies

HURR HURR WE WANTS TO TEACH TEH POOR TO CATCH THERE OWN FISH, NOT GIVE THEM FREE FISH TAHT SOMEONE ELSE FISHED HARD TO CATCH!!!!!!!

I wonder what they thought of Jesus giving people all those fish …

319 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 7:45:49am

re: #318 FemNaziBitch

I wonder what they thought of Jesus giving people all those fish …

Hanging offense.

320 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 7:46:35am

re: #315 FemNaziBitch

You must be poor since you have those. ///

321 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:46:36am
322 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:47:57am
323 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:49:58am
324 Snarknado!  Feb 26, 2015 7:50:45am

re: #288 Snarknado!

And the winner is… Alouette! Thanks very much, I’ve been chasing a certain flight all over the internet. bt-store had it listed, and they’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau, so I booked it. (Not ticketed yet, but I’m hoping all goes well.)

(By the way, the same flight on the airline’s website costs $1200 more. I’ll never understand the airline industry.)

And… I just received the e-ticket!

325 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:52:13am

re: #313 Decatur Deb

The goal around here is to get those sweet, sweet vouchers to pay for those segregation academies while the public schools degenerate into football franchises.

Ayep, “school choice” is really at its heart an effort to bring back the “good ol’ days” of segregation. Get their little darlings out of those government-run schools where they have to rub shoulders with the poor and minorities and into white-only private schools. Hiding their racism behind private schools being allowed to choose which students they’ll accept.

326 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:52:17am
327 FemNaziBitch  Feb 26, 2015 7:52:29am

bbl

328 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 7:52:41am

In less than 2 hours, the 9/11 Memorial will be holding a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the 1993 WTC bombing. Six people were killed in the attacks, more than 1,000 injured, and it had the potential to be so much worse - had the bomb, which blew away much of the parking garage under the South Tower and Vista International Hotel been situated a few feet in a different direction, it could have brought down the Tower, killing thousands more.

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329 b.d.  Feb 26, 2015 7:53:16am

re: #321 FemNaziBitch

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Oh, a bow tie. What a rebel!

330 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:53:17am

re: #323 FemNaziBitch

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So she’s going to make a movie that says none of the “sequels” after Aliens are canon?

331 Sionainn  Feb 26, 2015 7:54:25am

re: #317 Justanotherhuman

Yes, they don’t want their kids to have to be schooled with the “poors”, esp w/the Black poors.

They’re disgusting and truly anti-democratic.

I went out of my way to send my kids to a school with the “poors.” They go to a magnet school in one of the worst parts of the city with kids from all sorts of backgrounds. Half of the kids in the school live in the neighborhood. There are so few white students at the school that the first time I went to the school, the office knew my name before I even told them.

332 Sionainn  Feb 26, 2015 7:56:27am

re: #309 Targetpractice

That’s all the idea of “school choice” really is, the dismantling of public schools in favor of parochial schools, home schools, and other forms of education where the parents are free to brainwash their kids. And nine times outta ten, the people who are pushing it are already rich enough that they can afford to send their kids to private schools now.

Exactly. They simply want vouchers so they don’t have to pay as much to send their kid to the private school they are already sending their kid to. They want to be subsidized. I checked on private schools in my city and none of them have a tuition that would be even close to being covered by a voucher. Therefore, any poor people would automatically be eliminated because they can’t come up with the rest of the money for tuition. It’s a scam.

333 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Feb 26, 2015 7:57:40am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

I’ve used Expedia several times and have had no problems. But that was for domestic flights only so it may not be directly applicable to your situation.

334 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 7:59:39am

re: #332 Sionainn

Exactly. They simply want vouchers so they don’t have to pay as much to send their kid to the private school they are already sending their kid to. They want to be subsidized. I checked on private schools in my city and none of them have a tuition that would be even close to being covered by a voucher. Therefore, any poor people would automatically be eliminated because they can’t come up with the rest of the money for tuition. It’s a scam.

Oh, if private schools were replaced with vouchers, there would quickly spring up across this nation a plethora of cheaply-run diploma mills, geared towards maximizing the number of kids with vouchers-in-hand that they could squeeze in. With “modest” fees elsewhere, of course.

335 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 7:59:52am

re: #236 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hi, we’re the GOP, and our job is to make Washington smaller. Here is our bill to build a pipeline across 12 different states.

and confiscate private property from Americans and hand it over to a foreign company!!!

336 A Cranky One  Feb 26, 2015 8:00:40am

re: #58 teleskiguy

I’m still drinking out of aluminum can, it just doesn’t have beer in it. Just club soda.

So tonight, I switched what was in my can.

Actually a very good idea. Finally quite smoking five months ago after being a heavy smoker for well over 40 years. I couple of thoughts:

First there is the physical addiction aspect; while tough, the worst of that can be over within a week or two.

Then there is the psychological addition. For me this was always the tough one. I think the trick (for me at least) is to substitute a different behavior for the one I’m trying to stop. Never had any luck using the patches, gum, etc. because it helps with the physical addition but did nothing for the psychological addiction. I found that vaping was one way to help with that addiction. The behavior change wasn’t so drastic (still holding something and able to puff on something). I also started walking when I had a strong urge to smoke. It’s a much healthier behavior and my plan is to transition to more walking vs. vaping as time goes by. It’s been working so far. So your strategy of still drinking from a can (but not alcohol) helps with the psychological addiction a bit; the behavior change is a little less drastic.

Be careful to avoid the triggers (such as being in a bar) that usually lead to the addictive behavior. Over time the strength of the triggers will diminish and it will get easier.

My last suggestion to think about the other things you really enjoy and indulge is those a bit more. Helps to remember there are other things that bring pleasure besides the addictive behavior.

As noted above, you have a lot of folks cheering for you; don’t be afraid to ask for help. I think most folks here would be insulted if we discovered there was something we could do to help but you didn’t ask.

Sending positive thoughts your way!

P.S. consulting a doctor is probably a good idea.

337 andres  Feb 26, 2015 8:01:12am

re: #148 Snarknado!

Morning, lizards.

I asked yesterday whether anyone had any experience with online travel sites for airline tickets and didn’t hear anything, so I’m asking one more time — maybe someone of the late night - early morning crowd knows? (I’m looking to get an international flight.)

Thanks!

A coworker who has flown several times to Europe, prefers to go with Condor. Seems to have pretty good prices and departures.

338 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 8:01:31am

re: #334 Targetpractice

Oh, if private schools were replaced with vouchers, there would quickly spring up across this nation a plethora of cheaply-run diploma mills, geared towards maximizing the number of kids with vouchers-in-hand that they could squeeze in. With “modest” fees elsewhere, of course.

The Edison charter schools have already plowed that field.

en.wikipedia.org

339 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 8:01:51am

re: #248 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Seriously? CPAC cares about the poor? And making Washington “smaller” helps the poor how?

By allowing business men to create more jobs, of course!!!

/

340 Great White Snark  Feb 26, 2015 8:03:36am

So very sad to see this. Daesh is destroying ancient artifacts as fast as they can find them in Mosul. Paged

341 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 8:06:50am

re: #325 Targetpractice

Ayep, “school choice” is really at its heart an effort to bring back the “good ol’ days” of segregation. Get their little darlings out of those government-run schools where they have to rub shoulders with the poor and minorities and into white-only private schools. Hiding their racism behind private schools being allowed to choose which students they’ll accept.

And when they do acccept a Black kid or two, they’d better be future Carsons or Loves.

Plus, having a couple of Black kids means they’re not bigots. ///

342 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 8:08:25am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (and very popular at CPAC)

343 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 8:09:20am

re: #341 Justanotherhuman

And when they do acccept a Black kid or two, they’d better be future Carsons or Loves.

Plus, having a couple of Black kids means they’re not bigots. ///

The establishment of post-‘Brown v’ private schools in our town was so noteworthy that a young legal beagle named Hillary Rodham was sent here to document the corruption.

344 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 8:09:51am

re: #342 The Mother Of All Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (and very popular at CPAC)

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Yeah, because the American Dream is to be dependent on the good graces of an employer.

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345 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 8:13:15am

FREEDOM IS TEH FREEDOM TO GO LOOK FOR ANOTHER JRRB IF YOUR NOT HAPPY AT UR JRRB!!!!!

346 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 26, 2015 8:14:10am

re: #333 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I’ve used Expedia several times and have had no problems. But that was for domestic flights only so it may not be directly applicable to your situation.

I’ve used Expedia, Travelocity, Cheapoair, my favorite is “Booking Buddy” and Kayak. They search all the sites, usually come out about 10% better that way. I’ve done international this way, never had any problems at all, they are all using the SABRE System (to the best of my knowledge).

Be advised that Southwest isn’t in SABRE, so if you want to check them, you have to hit them directly.

Hope this helps.

RBS

347 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 8:16:17am

I have the sauce simmering for my famous lasagna (well, famous within the family, anyway). Ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella, w/basil mixed for the layers, with sauce only on the bottom of the pan and top (lots) with more mozzarella on top so you get the full cheese experience.

My grandson will probably take some to work for his workmates. It makes enough for a football team. : )

348 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 8:17:49am

Pro-tip, when you want to hate-follow wingnuts on a list, give it a neutral sounding name so you don’t get blocked right away==>

349 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2015 8:18:58am

re: #111 Justanotherhuman

Speaking of snow…

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For a minute there I thought ISIS was about to invade Canada.

350 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 8:23:03am

Snow already melting off the trees, starting to look like shit now where it’s been trod on.

351 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2015 8:23:34am

re: #269 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

This has been another episode of Fun With Flags.

352 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 8:24:47am

re: #16 RealityBasedSteve

The GOP is convinced that they DON’T need the minority voters at all in my opinion. Their plan is to simply disenfranchise them as much as possible, and to keep harping on the “Fear and Uncertainty” to drive as much of the white vote as possible.

It’s their “Southern Strategy” to the next level.

RBS

I don’t see how that can possibly work. In 2012, with a crappy economy and running against Barack Obama, Romney got 59% of the white vote and lost decisively. In 2016 the economy will be at or near full employment, the Democratic candidate will be Hillary Clinton, and whites will be a smaller percentage of the electorate than ever. Barring an economic collapse before the election, I don’t see how its possible a Republican can win.

353 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 8:27:08am

re: #352 aagcobb

I don’t see how that can possibly work. In 2012, with a crappy economy and running against Barack Obama, Romney got 59% of the white vote and lost decisively. In 2016 the economy will be at or near full employment, the Democratic candidate will be Hillary Clinton, and whites will be a smaller percentage of the electorate than ever. Barring an economic collapse before the election, I don’t see how its possible a Republican can win.

If Jesus really loves the RW, he’ll answer their prayers for a Wall Street crash.

354 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2015 8:29:17am

re: #352 aagcobb

I don’t see how its possible a Republican can win.

Well, they’ve tried to gerrymander their way to victory, but I’m not even sure that’s enough.

355 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2015 8:31:18am

Can’t really say I’m surprised…

Condom maker’s share price rises as South Korea legalizes adultery

A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent.

The Constitutional Court’s ruling that the law suppressed personal freedoms could affect many of the more than 5,400 people who have been charged with adultery since 2008, when the court earlier upheld the legislation, according to court law.

Any current charges against those people could be thrown out and those who have received guilty verdicts will be eligible for retrials, according to a court official who declined to be named, citing office rules.

Under the law, having sex with a married person who is not your spouse was punishable by up to two years in prison. Nearly 53,000 South Koreans have been indicted on adultery charges since 1985, but prison terms have been rare.

The stock price of South Korean condom maker Unidus Corp. shot up after the court ruling,

356 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 8:31:48am

re: #354 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, they’ve tried to gerrymander their way to victory, but I’m not even sure that’s enough.

Gerrymandering only works in state legislative and Congressional races. For presidential and senate races they have to depend on voter intimidation and suppression.

357 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 8:33:19am

CPAC could do with a sound engineer.

If this is how CPAC would govern the country, they’d lose on their electronic structure alone.

What a bunch of incompetent jack wagons.

358 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 8:33:58am

re: #356 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Gerrymandering only works in state legislative and Congressional races. For presidential and senate races they have to depend on voter intimidation and suppression.

You mean “strictly enforcing voter ID laws”?

359 Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 26, 2015 8:35:00am

re: #357 Justanotherhuman

I wonder how many sound engineers and the like are solidly right wing? They might have had a tough time finding qualified personnel.

360 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 8:35:18am

re: #357 Justanotherhuman

CPAC could do with a sound engineer.

If this is how CPAC would govern the country, they’d lose on their electronic structure alone.

What a bunch of incompetent jack wagons.

They don’t believe in the greenhouse effect—you think they believe in electrons?

361 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 8:36:50am

re: #359 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how many sound engineers and the like are solidly right wing? They might have had a tough time finding qualified personnel.

I remember a similar passage from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, in which he was attending a police convention with a terrible sound system and comparing it to music festivals where a few freaks with a handful of primitive boxes managed to deliver a great mix.

362 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 8:36:51am

re: #359 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how many sound engineers and the like are solidly right wing? They might have had a tough time finding qualified personnel.

Well, American Sniper did win the Oscar for “Best Sound Mixing”

363 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 8:37:37am

These people are pathological. They see conspiracies everywhere.

*Booga Booga*

And far from failing, the ACA is registering millions to get health insurance, but the GOP is trying to strangle the program in every imaginable way, including lawfare and flat out lying about how the program was established. They’re trying to take a drafting error and using that as the basis to eliminate subsidies for millions in GOP dominated states that refused to establish their own exchanges (which are private insurance company marketplaces, but I digress).

Single payer would have been preferable, but that’s not what Congress passed (without GOP assistance). The GOP response is silence as to what they’d actually do if the Supreme Court strikes down the subsidies.

Of course, we are supposed to have amnesia that the individual mandate was a GOP idea proffered by Heritage to counter Hillary’s health care proposals. It was mean to push personal responsibility, but when Democrats took the idea and made it central to ACA as a way to garner GOP support, the GOP turned around and began calling the very idea they had been championing for years unconstitutional (so, yes, there’s a whole lot of cognitive dissonance too).

364 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 8:38:14am
365 Targetpractice  Feb 26, 2015 8:39:40am

re: #364 The Mother Of All Pies

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Uh…no thanks.

366 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 8:42:20am

re: #363 lawhawk

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These people are pathological. They see conspiracies everywhere.

*Booga Booga*

Hey wingnuts! You know Medicare is single-payer SOCIALIZED medicine, just like Canada, right? And that Tricare is single-provider SOCIALIZED medicine, just like the UK?

Repeat after me: “Medicare is Canada!” “The VA is The UK!”

Again!

367 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Feb 26, 2015 8:45:16am

re: #364 The Mother Of All Pies

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Wow! It’s hard to believe they would have escaped notice before now…but cool!

368 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 8:45:50am

Because killing thousands of people wont get people’s attention, maybe destroying cultural heritage and artifacts that are thousands of years old might.

369 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 8:50:31am
370 A Cranky One  Feb 26, 2015 8:55:43am

re: #364 The Mother Of All Pies

Next weeks pie?
371 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 8:57:53am

re: #370 A Cranky One

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What the!… DO NOT WANT!
372 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2015 9:00:30am
373 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 9:00:38am

Haha, CPAC feed died.

374 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 9:01:28am
We approve of this cat tree!

Cat invaders last night. Neighbors came over for a beer and a talk since I am feeding their two cats for a few days. The resident FOs were exiled to the bedroom for a while and their FOs came over for a visit.

As you can see, one of them took to the cat tree right off. She just sat and watched from the top ledge the whole time.

The two visitor cats went home after a while and my FOs were released. Chat Noir was sociable and hung out. Tuxedo Cat hissed at everyone and then went and sulked on the bench until they left. She pretty much was in a bad mood about her turf being invaded for the rest of the night.

375 retired cynic  Feb 26, 2015 9:04:11am

My husband loves to watch the Senate channel on cSpan, and suddenly I heard some weird sounds, and some offensive language, and figured they must have switched to CPAC. And indeed they had. WTF??? Fortunately hubs had gone to sleep and I switched it to classical music.

How dare they put that obnoxious stuff where it can sneak up on people?!

376 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 9:06:52am

re: #368 lawhawk

Because killing thousands of people wont get people’s attention, maybe destroying cultural heritage and artifacts that are thousands of years old might.

Invading Iraq will restore stability to the Middle East.
/

377 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 9:08:52am

re: #342 The Mother Of All Pies

Christian ~ Conservative ~ Tea Party ~ Thinks liberal DemocRATS Are Morons ~ In GOD I Trust ~ God Bless America!!
#TCOT #SWFL #PATRIOT #TGDN ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

= “I’m useless trash.”

378 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:10:02am

re: #377 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

= “I’m useless trash.”

Have you seen its timeline?

379 Mattand  Feb 26, 2015 9:10:40am

re: #373 Justanotherhuman

Haha, CPAC feed died.

TEH LIBRUL MEDIAZ HAS PHOTOSHOPPED IT!!!!!!

380 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 9:11:08am

re: #370 A Cranky One

Nope. Nope. Nope.

381 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 9:13:00am

re: #377 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

= “I’m useless trash.”

TGDN===CANNOT BE BANNED FROM THE TWITTERS!!!!111

382 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 9:13:30am

re: #378 The Mother Of All Pies

Have you seen its timeline?

She’s a zombie.

383 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:13:44am

re: #380 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Nope. Nope. Nope.

That’s just some Halloween-themed treats made with licorice, crushed Oreos and maraschino cherries.

Thinking about tonight’s pie.

384 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 9:15:16am

re: #383 The Mother Of All Pies

The look matters. E.g. a “Vomit Pie” may be the best and tastiest pie in the world, but nope.

385 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 26, 2015 9:15:28am

re: #323 FemNaziBitch

AWESOME!

386 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 9:16:59am

re: #316 The Mother Of All Pies

BUT NO FREE FISHING POLES HOOKS & BAIT FOR TEH LAZY MOOCHERS!!!!!!!

WHY IS THEY LAZING AROUND SPENDING THERE TIME AT TEH OLD FISHING HOLD INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR A JRRB!!!!!!!!

It’s rather sickening, isn’t it? The way that they keep moving the goalposts?

387 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 9:18:44am

re: #376 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Invading Iraq will restore stability to the Middle East.
/

Invading/bombing Iran will restore profitability to the military-industrial complex and miscellaneous military contractors.
//

388 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:19:26am

HEAR IS MOAR STUPIDS:

389 A Cranky One  Feb 26, 2015 9:20:09am

re: #364 The Mother Of All Pies

Skeletorus and Sparklemuffin - sounds like a kids cartoon. I love it.

390 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:20:11am

Ronald Reagan, saluting while they played “Hail To The Chief” because he forgot who was POTUS.

391 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 9:21:49am

re: #390 The Mother Of All Pies

Ronald Reagan, saluting while they played “Hail To The Chief” because he forgot who was POTUS.

He knew it really was Nancy.
/

392 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:22:10am

re: #391 Feline Fearless Leader

He knew it really was Nancy.
/

It was Nancy’s astrologer.

393 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 9:24:41am

re: #344 Targetpractice

Yeah, because the American Dream is to be dependent on the good graces of an employer.

////

Once again, I hear the phrase ‘American Dream’ and this pops into my mind.

394 Ace-o-aces  Feb 26, 2015 9:26:46am

re: #388 The Mother Of All Pies

395 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 9:28:03am

re: #394 Ace-o-aces

They figured out that if they ride faster than the white people run the zombies don’t get them.
///

396 A Cranky One  Feb 26, 2015 9:28:27am

re: #388 The Mother Of All Pies

HEAR IS MOAR STUPIDS:

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If I tweeted my reply would be:

Because we wised up?

397 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 9:28:52am

re: #356 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Gerrymandering only works in state legislative and Congressional races. For presidential and senate races they have to depend on voter intimidation and suppression.

It’s only suppression if teh Black Panthers do it. If we do it it’s carefully explaining the consequences of voting incorrectly.

398 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 9:29:52am

re: #396 A Cranky One

If I tweeted my reply would be:

Because we wised up?

Reagan is a blank screen onto which Wingnuts project their image of an ideal President. Obama is a black man onto whom they project all their hatred, bigotry and stupidity.

399 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 9:29:53am

Now, they’re going on about “net neutrality”…but I don’t think those words mean what they say it does.

400 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:30:13am

Stay classy, Dana. I’d like to see you prancing around in your DONT TAKE MAH GUNZ fuck-me shoes when you’re 57.

401 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 9:30:31am

re: #399 Justanotherhuman

Now, they’re going on about “net neutrality”…but I don’t think those words mean what they say it does.

It means “something Obama supports”, therefore something they bitterly oppose.

402 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 9:31:15am

Heh, a TX jury already convicted a mentally ill man. What else do you want?

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, to introduce bill to posthumously award Medal of Honor to former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle - @NBCNews
end of alert

403 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 9:32:23am

re: #401 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

They think it means taking away their “intellectual property”, a contradiction in terms when it comes to them.

404 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 9:32:37am

re: #400 The Mother Of All Pies

Stay classy, Dana. I’d like to see you prancing around in your DONT TAKE MAH GUNZ fuck-me shoes when you’re 57.

This is the kind of wit, sincerity, and Christian compassion that makes Erick son of Erick such a must-follow.

///

405 Skip Intro  Feb 26, 2015 9:32:41am
406 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 9:34:36am
407 Skip Intro  Feb 26, 2015 9:35:37am
408 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 9:35:51am

re: #366 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Hey wingnuts! You know Medicare is single-payer SOCIALIZED medicine, just like Canada, right? And that Tricare is single-provider SOCIALIZED medicine, just like the UK?

Repeat after me: “Medicare is Canada!” “The VA is The UK!”

Again!

I once gave a verbal hiding to a wingnut who compared Canada to North Korea because both had ‘socialized healthcare.’

409 Dr. Matt  Feb 26, 2015 9:37:59am

re: #400 The Mother Of All Pies

Wow. Now they are mocking seniors. At this point they have insulted every single voting bloc expect white supremacists.

410 Ace-o-aces  Feb 26, 2015 9:38:30am

re: #408 Romantic Heretic

I once gave a verbal hiding to a wingnut who compared Canada to North Korea because both had ‘socialized healthcare.’

I would have gone, “So does Israel. ARE YOU ANTISEMITIC!?”

411 Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2015 9:41:13am

re: #372 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ha. My question would be, “WTF is wrong with you people?”.

412 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 9:41:57am

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo will lead 1st official state trade mission to Cuba on April 20 - @CNBCnow
see original on twitter.com

413 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 9:42:47am

re: #388 The Mother Of All Pies

HEAR IS MOAR STUPIDS:

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The activities depicted on the right are two of my favorites: drinking coffee and riding a bike!

414 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 9:44:04am

re: #410 Ace-o-aces

I would have gone, “So does Israel. ARE YOU ANTISEMITIC!?”

Hadn’t occurred to me. I’ll remember that for next time. Thanks.

415 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 9:45:04am

re: #412 Justanotherhuman

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo will lead 1st official state trade mission to Cuba on April 20 - @CNBCnow
see original on twitter.com

Oh man. I can see mental health facilities across the nation gearing up for that day.

416 OhNoZombies!  Feb 26, 2015 9:46:55am

re: #216 Decatur Deb

Hoping he’ll go all Kanye West during Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech.

Ha!
I would pay actual money to see that.

417 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 9:49:37am
418 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 9:49:42am
419 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 9:52:25am

Batshit Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory of the Day==>

420 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 9:54:37am
421 wrenchwench  Feb 26, 2015 9:54:46am

Climate protective action:

422 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 9:58:30am

re: #419 The Mother Of All Pies

Ammo sales must be down this month.

423 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 9:58:47am

Ewwww!

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, blew kisses at reporter who asked him what he would do with a Senate-passed ‘clean’ Department of Homeland Security bill; said, ‘when we make decisions, I will let you know’ - @NBCNews
end of alert

424 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 10:00:54am
The popularity of France’s far-right National Front party continues to grow apace, with a new poll placing Marine Le Pen’s party as favourites in next month’s local elections.

According to an Ifop survey commissioned by Le Figaro newspaper, the National Front enjoy the support of 30 per cent of the public, ahead of a combined score of 28 per cent for the conservative UMP and centrist UDI parties.

independent.co.uk

425 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 10:05:43am

Wingnuts lose their shit 4..3..2..1…

426 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:07:13am

re: #425 The Mother Of All Pies

Oh good. My FB feed hasn’t had enough ZOMG OBUMMER REGULATING TEH INTERNETZ argle bargle from my conservative friends lately. That should fire them up nicely.

427 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:08:45am

What, no speech, Christie?
Being “interviewed” by some woman at CPAC.

He’s not running…

428 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 10:09:36am

re: #427 Justanotherhuman

429 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:09:44am

re: #427 Justanotherhuman

What, no speech, Christie?
Being “interviewed” by some woman at CPAC.

He’s not running…

Wants to spend more time with his family…..

430 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:11:00am

re: #428 lawhawk

Of course if Obama ever said such a thing, especially to a white person, we can all imagine what the response would be from the wingnut fever swamp.

431 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 10:12:55am

What in the absolute fucked up fuck==>

432 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:13:44am

re: #431 The Mother Of All Pies

What in the absolute fucked up fuck==>

So now Comcast will regulate the Internet?

//

433 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:14:18am

re: #431 The Mother Of All Pies

Comcast OPPOSED Net Neutrality. WTF.

434 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 10:14:49am

re: #432 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

So now Comcast will regulate the Internet?

//

There must be an open bar at CPAC

435 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:17:08am

RW heads exploding…

FCC votes to impose sweeping net neutrality rules; will classify Internet as a utility - @thehill
end of alert

436 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:17:51am

More: FCC approved net neutrality in party-line 3-2 vote; will prevent major companies from slowing, blocking access to Internet - @thehill
read more on thehill.com

437 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:17:54am

re: #435 Justanotherhuman

RW heads exploding…

FCC votes to impose sweeping net neutrality rules; will classify Internet as a utility - @thehill
end of alert

Today Freedom died

A Republic no more

438 Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 26, 2015 10:18:39am
439 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:19:04am

re: #433 Lidane

Comcast OPPOSED Net Neutrality. WTF.

That’s what I would have thought although their recent ads seem rather ambiguous. I think they’re along the line of “We support a real net neutrality but not this net neutrality because reasons.”

So it might have confused some people.

440 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:19:53am

Oh, ferchrisssakes, Orange Man.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says FCC net neutrality vote is ‘secrety plan to put the federal government in control of the Internet’ - statement
end of alert

441 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:19:53am

re: #438 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why don’t we name ships for real American hero patriots like Chris Kyle why does Obama hate America?

442 Nyet  Feb 26, 2015 10:20:00am

re: #436 Justanotherhuman

It’s really fascinating how conservatives are always fighting against freedom by using pro-freedom rhetoric, isn’t it?

443 Dr Lizardo  Feb 26, 2015 10:20:13am

re: #435 Justanotherhuman

RW heads exploding…

FCC votes to impose sweeping net neutrality rules; will classify Internet as a utility - @thehill
end of alert

SOON WE’LL ALL NEED AN FCC LICENSE TO BE ON THE INTERNET AND WE’LL HAVE TO REGISTER WITH OUR SSN’S SO OBAMA CAN ROUND US ALL UP, CONVERT US TO ISLAM AND GAY MARRY US AT GUNPOINT!!!

444 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:21:45am

Net neutrality is the Fairness Doctrine!!!11

445 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 10:24:44am
446 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 10:25:53am

Baby steps - Loretta Lynch’s nomination for AG is slowly moving towards confirmation hearings (eventually).

Took the Senate long enough.

447 CuriousLurker  Feb 26, 2015 10:31:43am

re: #443 Dr Lizardo

SOON WE’LL ALL NEED AN FCC LICENSE TO BE ON THE INTERNET AND WE’LL HAVE TO REGISTER WITH OUR SSN’S SO OBAMA CAN ROUND US ALL UP, CONVERT US TO ISLAM AND GAY MARRY US AT GUNPOINT!!!

And so it begins.

Next up, reeducation in internment camps. If you fail to comply…

448 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 10:32:31am

Today’s shaping up to be a good day for the President.

Many bitter tears for GOPers and CPACers:

Net neutrality.

Loretta Lynch passes out of committee towards full confirmation hearing/confirmation vote.

DHS voting likely on a clean bill.

449 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 10:32:55am

Hmm I’m calling the 48-hour Rule on this one. There have been SHITTY TIPPER hoaxes before.

450 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:33:33am
451 Skip Intro  Feb 26, 2015 10:34:15am

re: #448 lawhawk

Today’s shaping up to be a good day for the President.

Many bitter tears for GOPers and CPACers:

Net neutrality.

Loretta Lynch passes out of committee towards full confirmation hearing/confirmation vote.

DHS voting likely on a clean bill.

Yup, the We Hate Government and Love Monopolies Party is getting a big kick in the ass today. The only downside is that it should have started six years ago.

452 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:35:04am

Someone is definitely running for POTUS:

453 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:35:55am

Please proceed:

454 No Country For Old Haters  Feb 26, 2015 10:36:05am

re: #445 Kragar

455 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 10:38:08am
456 Floral Giraffe  Feb 26, 2015 10:41:29am

re: #452 Lidane

Someone is definitely running for POTUS:

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Someone needs to go on a diet!

457 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:41:38am

re: #455 Kragar

#CPACSeminars “If Obama is Hitler How Are We Having This Panel?”

458 Floral Giraffe  Feb 26, 2015 10:42:29am

LOL @ Frank says!
image:
Frank says:

You can’t write a chord ugly enough to say what you want sometimes, so you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream. — On a postcard from Rykodisc

Read more at littlegreenfootballs.com

459 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 10:43:28am

re: #453 Lidane

Please proceed:

Christie: Good grief I’ve yelled at people, I’ve vetoed gay marriage and pig crate size bills and now you’re demanding I oppose all f0cking immigration. What the f*ck more do I have to do to get some love around here???!!!!1

460 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 10:44:41am
461 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:45:41am
462 Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2015 10:46:45am

re: #433 Lidane

Comcast OPPOSED Net Neutrality. WTF.

Let him/her go, it’s on a roll.

463 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 10:47:55am
464 Eventual Carrion  Feb 26, 2015 10:49:00am

re: #440 Justanotherhuman

Oh, ferchrisssakes, Orange Man.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says FCC net neutrality vote is ‘secrety plan to put the federal government in control of the Internet’ - statement
end of alert

I think the people that should control the internet are the people that paid to have the technology developed.

465 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:49:25am

Who else: “America is in jeopardy…”

Canadian/American Ted Cruz, of course.

466 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 10:49:26am

Yeah, because that’s some fat-pitch Carly’s throwing Hillary’s way. Carly claims business expertise, even though her signature achievement is blowing up HP and Compaq with a disastrous merger after another attempted business venture was panned by Wall Street because she was going to overpay for a business by $10 billion.

In the end, she got a golden parachute to leave HP, along with 1000s of workers who got no such thing. Yeah, that’s quite the achievement Carly.

I have some demon sheep to sell you. $1 million each.

467 Ace-o-aces  Feb 26, 2015 10:50:49am
468 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 10:51:36am

re: #466 lawhawk

Thinking you might have embedded the wrong tweet there

469 jaunte  Feb 26, 2015 10:52:56am

…And that’s all you’re gonna get.

470 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 10:53:07am

re: #467 Ace-o-aces

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Shhh you’re making too much sense.

471 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 10:54:13am

re: #460 Kragar

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The creepy marriage of Christianity and gun fuckery continues.

472 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:54:14am

Even as she promoted herself as the “First Lady” of Oregon?

Fiancée of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber files lawsuit against The Oregonian/OregonLive, says she is not a public official - @Oregonian
read more on oregonlive.com

473 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 10:54:27am

re: #468 Kragar

Yeah, don’t know how that happened… /must be the demon sheep.

474 No Country For Old Haters  Feb 26, 2015 10:55:29am

re: #469 jaunte

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…And that’s all you’re gonna get.

475 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 10:57:17am
476 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 10:58:08am

re: #474 No Country For Old Haters

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Perhaps CPAC can get the Italian cruise ship captain to speak.

477 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 10:59:43am

Heh.

Verizon says today’s FCC vote on net neutrality ‘imposes rules on broadband Internet services that were written in the era of the steam locomotive and the telegraph’; Senior Vice President Michael Glover says move ‘is especially regrettable because it is wholly unnecessary’
read more on verizon.com

478 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 11:00:17am
479 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 26, 2015 11:00:22am

re: #477 Justanotherhuman

Verizon is just hoping everyone will forget that they brought this on themselves with their lawsuit about the last round of regulations.

480 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:00:39am

Cruz is actually a terrible speaker.

But you know that.

481 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:02:36am

Heh, now Cruz has Hannity up there.

Not doing himself any favors. Well, maybe for this crowd.

482 jaunte  Feb 26, 2015 11:04:30am

re: #480 Justanotherhuman

Cruz is actually a terrible speaker.

But you know that.

483 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 11:04:39am
484 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:05:24am

re: #482 jaunte

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Boo-diddly? I heard that Jeb Bush said “holy schnikes” the other day. Do all these guys have to talk like fucking Ned Flanders?

485 jaunte  Feb 26, 2015 11:05:52am

Rightwingers in Revolt!

486 jaunte  Feb 26, 2015 11:06:59am
487 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 11:07:01am

re: #459 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Christie: Good grief I’ve yelled at people, I’ve vetoed gay marriage and pig crate size bills and now you’re demanding I oppose all f0cking immigration. What the f*ck more do I have to do to get some love around here???!!!!1

Split in half and reveal that you’re really Zombie Reagan in a Christie suit. Of course.
///

488 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:07:43am

re: #485 jaunte

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Rightwingers in Revolt!

Says the son of a Cuban immigrant and that was born in Canada. Tell me Ted, how does the xenophobic right’s asshole taste with your head so far up there?

489 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:08:24am

OK, glad you cleared that up, Ted. Says his mother was an American citizen by birth, that makes him an American citizen.

Did you birthers hear that? Or is Ted now on your shit list?

490 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 11:08:57am

re: #477 Justanotherhuman

Heh.

Verizon says today’s FCC vote on net neutrality ‘imposes rules on broadband Internet services that were written in the era of the steam locomotive and the telegraph’; Senior Vice President Michael Glover says move ‘is especially regrettable because it is wholly unnecessary’
read more on verizon.com

While the GOP and CPAC want to impose rules on everyone that were written in the Bronze Age.
/// :p

491 jaunte  Feb 26, 2015 11:10:14am

Audit the Rio Grande!

492 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 11:10:23am

re: #467 Ace-o-aces

GOP congressman says he’s pretty sure that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the White House

Muslim Brotherhood has the sort of menacing tone to it that strikes a nerve among the same people who are affected by terms like Ebola, Death Panels and Chemtrails…

493 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:11:07am

re: #491 jaunte

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Audit the Rio Grande!

God what a pathetic hack. Ted, we do have agents on the Southern border, A, and B IRS agents aren’t trained for border enforcement you two bit hack.

494 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:11:28am

re: #492 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Muslim Brotherhood has the sort of menacing tone to it that strikes a nerve among the same people who are affected by terms like Ebola, Death Panels and Chemtrails…

Shariah to go with your flow.

495 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 11:12:08am
496 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 11:12:49am

re: #489 Justanotherhuman

OK, glad you cleared that up, Ted. Says his mother was an American citizen by birth, that makes him an American citizen.

Did you birthers hear that? Or is Ted now on your shit list?

Ted is a citizen, but as I understand the case US v. Wong Kim Ark he is not a natural born citizen because he was born in Canada. Just sayin.

497 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 11:13:04am

re: #469 jaunte

…And that’s all you’re gonna get.

Why did you go to CPAC then?

//

498 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 11:13:23am

re: #352 aagcobb

I don’t see how that can possibly work. In 2012, with a crappy economy and running against Barack Obama, Romney got 59% of the white vote and lost decisively. In 2016 the economy will be at or near full employment, the Democratic candidate will be Hillary Clinton, and whites will be a smaller percentage of the electorate than ever. Barring an economic collapse before the election, I don’t see how its possible a Republican can win.

If Jesus really loves the RW, he’ll answer their prayers for a Wall Street crash.

499 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 11:13:39am

re: #484 HappyWarrior

Boo-diddly? I heard that Jeb Bush said “holy schnikes” the other day. Do all these guys have to talk like fucking Ned Flanders?

They would all swear like sailors if they weren’t afraid that microphones are everywhere and their cussing will be broadcast on the Internet.

500 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 11:13:46am

re: #496 aagcobb

Ted is a citizen, but as I understand the case US v. Wong Kim Ark he is not a natural born citizen because he was born in Canada. Just sayin.

Doesn’t that, you know, sort of apply to Obama and his mother?

501 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 11:14:23am

re: #496 aagcobb

Ted is a citizen, but as I understand the case US v. Wong Kim Ark he is not a natural born citizen because he was born in Canada. Just sayin.

O. Taitz, Esq. will defend him for a fee.

502 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 11:14:27am

re: #500 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Doesn’t that, you know, sort of apply to Obama and his mother?

Obama and his mother were both born in the U.S.A.

503 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 11:14:40am

re: #500 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Doesn’t that, you know, sort of apply to Obama and his mother?

No, because Muslim Kenyan Birth Certificate…

504 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 11:14:56am

re: #500 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Doesn’t that, you know, sort of apply to Obama and his mother?

It would, except Obama wasn’t born in Canada, he was born in Hawaii, and therefore he is a natural born citizen.

505 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:15:07am

re: #500 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Doesn’t that, you know, sort of apply to Obama and his mother?

Of course but that hasn’t stopped Cruz from flirting with birthers because the guy’s whole schitick is feeding off of ODS.

506 Decatur Deb  Feb 26, 2015 11:15:22am

re: #503 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

No, because Muslim Kenyan Birth Certificate…

There is a shade of difference.

507 Lidane  Feb 26, 2015 11:15:42am
508 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 11:15:45am

re: #502 The Mother Of All Pies

Obama and his mother were both born in the U.S.A.

Yeah, Cruz is saying because his mom was born in the US than he’s a citizen, so it would seem that Cruz’s own logic would apply to Obama as well but BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!!!!

509 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:16:02am

re: #496 aagcobb

And Pres Obama was born in HI, US, so that makes him natural born and even more of a US citizen, according to wingnut logic. : )

510 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:17:05am

re: #509 Justanotherhuman

And Pres Obama was born in HI, US, so that makes him natural born and even more of a US citizen, according to wingnut logic. : )

Yeah but Indonesia.//

511 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 11:17:21am

re: #509 Justanotherhuman

And Pres Obama was born in HI, US, so that makes him natural born and even more of a US citizen, according to wingnut logic. : )

Don’t worry, any day now, Sheriff Joe’s “cold case” posse is going to arrest the varmint who forged Obama’s Hawaiian birf certificate.//

512 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 26, 2015 11:17:32am

re: #509 Justanotherhuman

And Pres Obama was born in HI, US, so that makes him natural born and even more of a US citizen, according to wingnut logic. : )

The goalposts are being moved back in to accommodate wingnuts who want to run for president….

513 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:18:17am

re: #507 Lidane

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He loves it because of people like Sean who will give him a free pass on anything.

514 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 26, 2015 11:20:42am

re: #511 aagcobb

Don’t worry, any day now, Sheriff Joe’s “cold case” posse is going to arrest the varmint who forged Obama’s Hawaiian birf certificate.//

ZOMG. I had forgotten all about that, him and his ‘Investagotor’ who were going to release a ‘Universe Shattering Announcement’ back in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, TBD.

It’s funny, Cruz is the choice of Uber Grifter JimBob, so no dissent or debate about his status is allowed. Those that do, go away.

RBS

515 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:22:31am

Let’s hope this fucking idea doesn’t get out of hand…

Texas Bill Bans Sustainability Program, Based On A Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory

thinkprogress.org

516 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:24:15am

re: #515 Justanotherhuman

Let’s hope this fucking idea doesn’t get out of hand…

Texas Bill Bans Sustainability Program, Based On A Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory

thinkprogress.org

Of course.

517 andres  Feb 26, 2015 11:25:28am

re: #475 Kragar

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A better analogy would be to proud to be the captain of the last voyage of the Hidenburg or of the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

518 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 26, 2015 11:25:56am

re: #515 Justanotherhuman

Let’s hope this fucking idea doesn’t get out of hand…

Texas Bill Bans Sustainability Program, Based On A Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory

thinkprogress.org

Because Agenda 21 and Blue Helmeted Storm Troopers and NWO and stuffs

RBS
PS. I commented without looking at the article. Guess what… it is Agenda 21 based fearmongering.

519 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 11:27:17am

re: #517 andres

A better analogy would be to proud to be the captain of the last voyage of the Hidenburg or of the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

At least they had the honor of going down with their ships.

520 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 26, 2015 11:28:22am

re: #518 RealityBasedSteve

Because Agenda 21 and Blue Helmeted Storm Troopers and NWO and stuffs

RBS

The UN - a completely dysfunctional organization that is unable to tie its own shoes, but will somehow manage to impose One World Government without our knowing it.

521 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 11:31:09am

re: #517 andres

A better analogy would be to proud to be the captain of the last voyage of the Hidenburg or of the maiden voyage of the Titanic.

I was thinking of the Captain of the Costa Concordia

522 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:31:23am

Things that make you go, hmmmm.

Microsoft closing 2 mobile phone factories in China, according to Dow Jones News Service; estimated 9,000 jobs will be cut - @CNBCnow
read more on cnbc.com

General Motors to shut Indonesia assembly plant, cutting 500 jobs - @MarketWatch
read more on marketwatch.com

523 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 11:33:17am

re: #522 Justanotherhuman

Things that make you go, hmmmm.

Microsoft closing 2 mobile phone factories in China, according to Dow Jones News Service; estimated 9,000 jobs will be cut - @CNBCnow
read more on cnbc.com

General Motors to shut Indonesia assembly plant, cutting 500 jobs - @MarketWatch
read more on marketwatch.com

They have found cheaper labor in Somalia or Uzbekistan?

524 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 11:33:41am

re: #520 Blind Frog Belly White

The UN - a completely dysfunctional organization that is unable to tie its own shoes, but will somehow manage to impose One World Government without our knowing it.

I have it on good authority that there are Russian troops hiding in Mammoth Cave, waiting for the order to come out and take over.//

525 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 11:34:24am

re: #523 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

They have found cheaper labor in Somalia or Uzbekistan?

Maybe India.

526 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 11:34:35am

re: #524 aagcobb

I have it on good authority that there are Russian troops hiding in Mammoth Cave, waiting for the order to come out and take over.//

Same ones that were poised on the Nicaraguan border waiting to come north?

527 CuriousLurker  Feb 26, 2015 11:34:46am

re: #524 aagcobb

I have it on good authority that there are Russian troops hiding in Mammoth Cave, waiting for the order to come out and take over.//

WOLVERINES!!11!

528 lawhawk  Feb 26, 2015 11:34:57am

re: #526 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Wolverines!!!!!!

529 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 26, 2015 11:35:21am

re: #528 lawhawk

Wolverines!!!!!!

Great Big Weasels!!!

530 aagcobb  Feb 26, 2015 11:35:32am

re: #526 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Same ones that were poised on the Nicaraguan border waiting to come north?

They would have to fight their way past the ISIS bases in Mexico.//

531 Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 26, 2015 11:35:36am

re: #495 Kragar

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What did Chris Kyle do that was more heroic than what a large number of other soldiers have done? Killed a lot of the enemy at a long distance? Wasn’t that his JOB?

532 Justanotherhuman  Feb 26, 2015 11:36:05am

re: #523 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Microsoft has found it in Vietnam, evidently.

GM appears to be just closing since vehicles aren’t selling in Indonesia.

533 RealityBasedSteve  Feb 26, 2015 11:37:06am

re: #524 aagcobb

I have it on good authority that there are Russian troops hiding in Mammoth Cave, waiting for the order to come out and take over.//

Having toured Mammoth Cave a couple of times (including an extreme tour, where we were in overalls, kneepads, hardhats and crawling on our bellies), there is plenty of room to hide them.

Plus, I saw a couple of bottles of vodka at the bar there…. PROOF!!!

RBS

534 The Mother Of All Pies  Feb 26, 2015 11:37:44am

re: #521 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I was thinking of the Captain of the Costa Concordia

Is he running for office? I thought he was facing charges.

535 Kragar  Feb 26, 2015 11:38:00am

re: #531 Blind Frog Belly White

What did Chris Kyle do that was more heroic than what a large number of other soldiers have done? Killed a lot of the enemy at a long distance? Wasn’t that his JOB?

Nothing in his service record rates him as qualifying for the MoH. Its just conservative cheerleaders milking a dead guy’s memory.

536 HappyWarrior  Feb 26, 2015 11:38:12am

re: #531 Blind Frog Belly White

What did Chris Kyle do that was more heroic than what a large number of other soldiers have done? Killed a lot of the enemy at a long distance? Wasn’t that his JOB?

Yeah that. I am not seeing anything in Kyle’s biography that qualifies him for a CMOH which the military has strict standards on how they award it. I think you have to have at least 5 or 6 witnesses to the action.

537 Feline Fearless Leader  Feb 26, 2015 11:38:14am

re: #524 aagcobb

I have it on good authority that there are Russian troops hiding in Mammoth Cave, waiting for the order to come out and take over.//

I heard it was Chinese troops who had constructed a tunnel to get there.
//

538 jaunte  Feb 26, 2015 11:38:45am

re: #534 The Mother Of All Pies

If only the Costa Concordia was a big tech company.

539 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 11:46:21am

re: #450 Lidane

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What part did he get right? “Hi! My name is Ted Cruz,” I’m thinking.

540 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 11:55:08am

re: #532 Justanotherhuman

Microsoft has found it in Vietnam, evidently.

GM appears to be just closing since vehicles aren’t selling in Indonesia.

They should ask Henry Ford about that. Ya know, paying your employees enough to but the product they make?

541 Romantic Heretic  Feb 26, 2015 11:56:06am

re: #536 HappyWarrior

Yeah that. I am not seeing anything in Kyle’s biography that qualifies him for a CMOH which the military has strict standards on how they award it. I think you have to have at least 5 or 6 witnesses to the action.

Does Bill O’Reilly count as 5 or 6 witnesses?


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