Yet Another Horrifying Deluge of Hate Speech and Open Racism at Breitbart “News”

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One of the truly awful stories being completely ignored by our “left wing media” is how utterly debased and openly racist the comment sections on sites like Breitbart “News” have become. There’s absolutely no attempt by the owners of these sites to shut down the ranting lunatics or moderate their shocking bigotry. In fact, as I’ve argued many times, this seems to be the right wing media business model these days: to incite the most radical and unrestrained kinds of hate speech in order to keep the conservative base in a constant state of blind, unthinking rage.

Today at Breitbart “News” they’re at it once again, in a post with more than 3,000 comments, almost all of them mind-blowingly hateful and deranged: Protester Taunts Cops After Two Police Officers Shot in Ferguson.

With a title like that, you know where this is headed, and the commenters go right there. I’m hiding these quotes by default, because they’re sickening and not safe for work — or for human consumption, really. But this is what the right wing base looks like.

Sharpton, Holder, Jackson and Obama are four that should have been the ones to take a bullet before either of these cops!

[…]

OK then, just have NO COPS and let the “Law of the Jungle” prevail. The Blacks are probably more accustomed to that anyway.

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Disgusting display of wild animals on the loose. If they hate it here so much they should just LEAVE. Go join the psychotic m_slimes and live like the feral beasts they are. They don’t belong in civilized society.

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It is time to start the race war…and it might as well be in Ferguson, MO. Maybe if the rioting black bastards (literally) saw 10,000 whites with weapons aimed at them, they would back down and go home…if not, stack their bodies like cord wood.

[…]

There are two ways of handling this situation. Either abandon the good people of this area and hand it over to the animals or go in with overwhelming force and
exterminate the vermin. If it throws a rock or a bottle, shoot it. If it tries to burn down a building or throw a Molotov cocktail, shoot it. If it loots, shoot it. You don’t handle a dangerous situation by playing politics.

[…]

I’m a takimag,amren, therightstuff guy. But, you don’t know what those are either do you?

[…]

time to wall of the hood and take care of business………

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pray that the cops start unloading on these worthless pieces ofshit.

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Shame on you for using that slur.

The correct term is ‘Shitskin Americans’.

[…]

Witness how blacks destroy societies.

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Filthy uncivilized mongrels.

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It’s time for America to rid itself from these useless eater’s.

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I say cut off all their EBT’s and let them starve in the hedge rows

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The ss would take care of this problem in no time.

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Turn Ferguson into the Gaza Strip. Pull law enforcement out, fence them in, and let them kill each other.

[…]

It worked great, it was called Jim Crow and kept the Bantus in line and everyone was happier for it…including the Bantu.

[…]

You sound like a Bantu…you must be proud to be in bed with apes.

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They need to evacuate any non-blacks who wish to leave Fergidishu and then let the Bantus have it, after setting up a perimeter to contain the cancer from metastasizing to other more civilized areas.

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All blacks need to be forced onto reservations, or sent back to Africa, their choice. They cannot be part of our society any longer, the experiment was a catastrophic failure.

[…]

Don’t give me that crap. It’s all about genetics. They are unable to create societies like ours, they are also incapable of maintaining white culture. Africa is a sh1thole because of low IQ Africans. They are NOT like us, just read The Bell Curve. Watch them interact with one another.

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All WHITE OFFICERS please leave town and let the planet of the APES take over the Police Force…….in one years there will not be a FERGUSON.

[…]

The mass chimp-outs have been happening in earnest since the 60’s, with
periods of relative calm in certain decades…but yes, the election of
this Marxist rabble rouser and his appointment of a black supremacist
has emboldened the plantation black. Its too late to correct the
problem now I think…Whites have been too complacent and our numbers
are dwindling to the point where we can’t turn this country around. The
nation has to be burned to the ground along with those who will burn
it, and only then can those Whites who survive rebuild it into what it
once was…after having learned some very painful lessons on race
reality.

Those are just from the first few pages; there are thousands like this, and many of them are rated highly by other commenters.

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307 comments
1 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:36:42pm

Breitbart and Stormfront. Not much difference except in the spelling.

2 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 1:38:16pm

The Hate Machine, and no one in the media has the guts to call them out.

Terrific.

3 Kragar  Mar 12, 2015 1:39:10pm
4 Dr. Matt  Mar 12, 2015 1:39:52pm

But, remember, libruls are the real racists. //

5 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:40:57pm

re: #3 Kragar

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Yep and they ignore that Brown’s family is condemning this latest action.

6 Dr. Matt  Mar 12, 2015 1:41:01pm
7 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 1:41:39pm

The GOP is implicated in this mess as well. The use of dog whistles gives them some deniability, but it is easy enough to see what’s going on here.

For example, RW commenters of this kind who bother to vote would be 0% democrat votes and 90+% republican votes.

This is not a coincidence.

8 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:41:55pm

re: #6 Dr. Matt

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Oh that was different ya know because da Feds are Obama’s brownshirts hurr hurr.

9 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 1:43:06pm
I’m a takimag,amren, therightstuff guy. But, you don’t know what those are either do you?

I know what those are, and now I know what a POS you are.

10 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:43:15pm

re: #7 EPR-radar

The GOP is implicated in this mess as well. The use of dog whistles gives them some deniability, but it is easy enough to see what’s going on here.

For example, RW commenters of this kind who bother to vote would be 0% democrat votes and 90+% republican votes.

This is not a coincidence.

It’s also no coincidence that Republican politicians have been making dog whistles to these types since the Republicans realized they had lost the AA vote to the Democrats so they decided to pick up the angry white vote. It honestly goes back I think as far as Goldwater and perhaps even further.

11 Dr. Matt  Mar 12, 2015 1:45:39pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

Breitbart and Stormfront. Not much difference except in the spelling.

“The ss would take care of this problem in no time.”

Wow. At least they are no longer trying to hide their admiration for the Nazis.

12 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:46:22pm

re: #11 Dr. Matt

Wow. At least they are no longer trying to hide their admiration for the Nazis.

But they love Israel, just ask them.//

13 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 1:46:44pm

re: #10 HappyWarrior

It’s also no coincidence that Republican politicians have been making dog whistles to these types since the Republicans realized they had lost the AA vote to the Democrats so they decided to pick up the angry white vote. It honestly goes back I think as far as Goldwater and perhaps even further.

I think that’s pretty much the correct time frame. Before the civil rights realignment both parties had mixed records on race (the Democrats had the southern conservative Confederate racists to their discredit, while the Republicans were helped by their liberal wing).

Now the GOP is effectively pro-racist as judged by its policy positions.

14 Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2015 1:46:55pm
15 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 1:47:22pm

Lovely people. And I bet a mess of them are fine church-going, upstanding, all-American citizens walking in the footsteps of The Lord.

16 Eventual Carrion  Mar 12, 2015 1:48:58pm

re: #15 ObserverArt

Lovely people. And I bet a mess of them are fine church-going, upstanding, all-American citizens walking in the footsteps of The Lord.

Lord Voldemort.

17 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:49:53pm

re: #13 EPR-radar

I think that’s pretty much the correct time frame. Before the civil rights realignment both parties had mixed records on race (the Democrats had the southern conservative Confederate racists to their discredit, while the Republicans were helped by their liberal wing).

Now the GOP is effectively pro-racist as judged by its policy positions.

I think it really goes back to the Republicans deciding to make Goldwater the nominee in ‘64. Yes, it’s true that most Republicans voted AYE on the CRA-64, same on that Rand Paul is on record of saying he would have voted against by the way but at the same time, they did nominate an opponent of said act for president that year and Nixon spent much of the ‘66 midterms building up relationships with Southern conservatives like Thurmond. It to me is amusing how they can accuse liberals of being the heirs of the Dixiecrats when yet they accuse us also of being big government and not respecting states rights which is pretty much exactly what the dixiecrats said when they were bitching about the Democrats left ward move on civil rights.

18 Kragar  Mar 12, 2015 1:50:24pm
19 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 1:51:06pm

re: #16 Eventual Carrion

Lord Voldemort.

In a POTUS electron between Scott Walker and Cthulhu, we could see this slogan:

“Vote Walker. Why settle for the lesser evil.”

20 Dave In Austin  Mar 12, 2015 1:52:11pm

And now for a lighter moment….

21 Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 12, 2015 1:55:26pm

Those comments above are simply beyond hateful. Jesus. I cannot imagine the kind of twised, soul-dead evil that goes into that thought process.

I had really thought we were past that kind of thing as a country, and by the looks of it, the GOP base is still in 1858 Mississippi.

22 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2015 1:55:38pm

Charles, you’re right.

It’s all engineered to keep the clicks coming.

Race baiting headline? Clicks,

Unmoderated comments section? Clicks, Clicks, Clicks.

They don’t care how the money is rolling in as long as it doesn’t stop rolling.

By not doing anything they are endorsing the positions of these people, they are saying “we don’t think this is wrong” because they know where their bread and butter is and damned if they’re going to risk doing anything to fuck it up.

23 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 1:57:24pm
It is time to start the race war…and it might as well be in Ferguson, MO. Maybe if the rioting black bastards (literally) saw 10,000 whites with weapons aimed at them, they would back down and go home…if not, stack their bodies like cord wood.

One of the comments I heard on that video of the cops being shot in Ferguson last night was, ‘Now the cops have their guns drawn…” Maybe someone there was trying to start ‘the race war’.

24 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 1:58:54pm

These people are constantly bitching about liberals calling them racists. Well don’t say racist shit asshole and I won’t call you a racist.

25 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 1:59:42pm

The internet has helped unleash the beasts in a lot of people. They must have been in a dormant state for many years…but now they seem to be letting it all hang out since they feel it’s okay because there are venues like Brietbart and everyone else is doing it. Mob mentality and one-upmanship also figures in.

26 Dr. Matt  Mar 12, 2015 2:01:29pm

Anyone else find it a bit bizarre that they haven’t released the information pertaining to the caliber of weapon used? One of the LEOs still has the bullet lodged behind his ear (and is apparently discharged). My guess it was a small caliber pistol: 0.32, .380, 0.22.

27 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:01:48pm

re: #25 ObserverArt

The internet has helped unleash the beasts in a lot of people. They must have been in a dormant state for many years…but now they seem to be letting it all hang out since they feel its okay because there are venues like Brietbart and everyone else is doing it. Mob mentality and one-upmanship also figures in.

And none of them have a developed prefrontal cortex.

28 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 2:04:32pm

The mosque is still worried, though, Didan said.

29 Kragar  Mar 12, 2015 2:05:49pm
30 Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 12, 2015 2:06:23pm

From the NYPD cops only forum “Thee Rant” (Not gonna link)

They were protesting outside of the Police Department after the Police Chief had announced his resignation. And now two Cops have been shot, one of them was shot in the face. Yeah It’s time to nuke that whole shytehole.

At about 1:00am. “Protesting”.

I guess they all work 4 By’s.

Once again, blood is all over the hands of Eric Holder and this administration. He makes a speech castigating the police, azzholes who look just like him read that as justification for violence against cops.

What do they want? DEAD COPS!!! {note…the cop who posted this bit of wisdom has a prominent “The Rat Squad Are a Bunch of Cowards” statement…referring to whistleblower cops}

I wonder how Eric “Da Punk” Holder would think if the demonstrators were chanting “what do we want-dead liars-is what we want”?

The Obamas, Holders, and deBlasios of the Democrat political world started this War on Cops, and I would say they are somewhat satisfied with its outcome so far.
The more insurrections they can encourage, the happier the Socialist-Left is in accomplishing their goals.
And there are GOALS that they are aiming for.
And one of them (not to change the subject) is to get Elizabeth Warren into the White House, to continue the what we see today with Obama and his minions pulling her strings. Hence, the war on Hillary Clinton.
None of this is accidental, but highly scripted.
And the 2016 election is right around the corner………

Nothing like racist angry men with badges and guns.

31 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 2:07:59pm

re: #28 wrenchwench

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Ugh, I hadn’t heard about that one.

32 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 2:08:13pm

re: #30 Aunty Entity Dragon

From the NYPD cops only forum “Thee Rant” (Not gonna link)

Nothing like racist angry men with badges and guns.

Someone get these babies a bottle. Waaaaah Eric Holder criticized police misconduct. What a bunch of brats. If you can’t handle criticism, then maybe you shouldn’t be a fucking cop.

33 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:08:59pm

Guess who hired poseur Rob O’Neill?

Fox News hires Navy SEAL said to have shot bin Laden - @capitalnewyork
read more on capitalnewyork.com

34 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 2:11:13pm

re: #31 CuriousLurker

Ugh, I hadn’t heard about that one.

It was good to read that some people got evicted.

35 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 2:11:26pm

re: #30 Aunty Entity Dragon

From the NYPD cops only forum “Thee Rant” (Not gonna link)

Nothing like racist angry men with badges and guns.

Good grief, they need to HTFU.

36 Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 12, 2015 2:13:19pm

re: #32 HappyWarrior

Someone get these babies a bottle. Waaaaah Eric Holder criticized police misconduct. What a bunch of brats. If you can’t handle criticism, then maybe you shouldn’t be a fucking cop.

A primary characteristic of authoritarian systems (and individuals) is an utter inability to tolerate criticism. Critics can be crushed, silenced, arrested or even killed, but they can never be acknowledged.

37 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:15:55pm

re: #33 Justanotherhuman

This is the guy who said bin Laden died like a p***y.

He seems nice. ////

38 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:18:57pm

Largest eruption of Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica since 1996.

39 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 12, 2015 2:19:57pm

i hear rumors that there are putin is dead rumors

40 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 2:20:48pm

re: #39 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i hear rumors that there are putin is dead rumors

That’s just a rumor.

41 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:22:27pm

Nancy Snyderman steps down from position as chief medical editor at NBC News following Ebola episode - @DylanByers
end of alert

She hasn’t been working anyway, has she? Wonder how much it took to cancel her contract?

42 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 12, 2015 2:23:20pm

re: #41 Justanotherhuman

Ebola episode

i hear the whole series was cancelled

43 Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 12, 2015 2:23:32pm

re: #38 Justanotherhuman

It’s all fun and games until you run into a pyroclastic flow.

44 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 2:23:37pm

Man, this cold just won’t quit. I’ve gone through four boxes of aloe-coated Kleenex. How can there be this much mucus in one body?

45 retired cynic  Mar 12, 2015 2:26:04pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

I use soft tp. Just keep unrolling the roll! (Mucinex?)

46 Kragar  Mar 12, 2015 2:26:14pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Man, this cold just won’t quit. I’ve gone through four boxes of aloe-coated Kleenex. How can there be this much mucus in one body?

I found Mucinex-D is great for when I get like that.

47 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 2:26:15pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Man, this cold just won’t quit. I’ve gone through four boxes of aloe-coated Kleenex. How can there be this much mucus in one body?

You aren’t supposed to eat the aloe-coated Kleenex.

48 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 2:26:25pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Man, this cold just won’t quit. I’ve gone through four boxes of aloe-coated Kleenex. How can there be this much mucus in one body?

Obama?
/

49 Romantic Heretic  Mar 12, 2015 2:27:02pm

re: #27 Justanotherhuman

And none of them have a developed prefrontal cortex.

Like all human attributes that requires exercise to build up, and since they operate on emotion rather than thought that part of the brain is nearly inoperable.

50 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 2:27:45pm

re: #49 Romantic Heretic

Like all human attributes that requires exercise to build up, and since they operate on emotion rather than thought that part of the brain is nearly inoperable.

Atrophy is a bitch.

51 Decatur Deb  Mar 12, 2015 2:28:47pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Man, this cold just won’t quit. I’ve gone through four boxes of aloe-coated Kleenex. How can there be this much mucus in one body?

Strong, hot tea/Tullamore Dew.

52 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 2:29:10pm
53 Romantic Heretic  Mar 12, 2015 2:29:35pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Man, this cold just won’t quit. I’ve gone through four boxes of aloe-coated Kleenex. How can there be this much mucus in one body?

Kept asking myself the same question two weeks ago.

54 William Barnett-Lewis  Mar 12, 2015 2:30:18pm

re: #51 Decatur Deb

Strong, hot tea/Tullamore Dew.

I prefer a super hoppy IPA type of cold medicine. The hops are medicinal, the beer is just the necessary tincture … ;)

And with that, it’s off to make Pizza for a couple of hours. Thrill. At least the paychecks help make life easier.

55 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 2:30:31pm

re: #52 wrenchwench

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If I lick that will it cure my cold?

56 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:31:17pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Chicken soup is what I tell everyone to eat. : )

57 Decatur Deb  Mar 12, 2015 2:32:04pm

re: #55 b_sharp

If I lick that will it cure my cold?

It will take your mind off it.

58 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 2:33:09pm

re: #56 Justanotherhuman

Chicken soup is what I tell everyone to eat. : )

Won’t somebody think of the poor chickens?

59 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:33:53pm

Holy cow, I think I’d get out of that holler…

60 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 2:36:45pm

re: #59 Justanotherhuman

It’s a human-made fill for the road and airport.
It started slipping yesterday and has been picking up speed all day.

Please note that the very first building to be devoured is a church. ;)

61 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 2:38:06pm

re: #52 wrenchwench

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I can see why.
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62 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 2:39:28pm

re: #59 Justanotherhuman

Holy cow, I think I’d get out of that holler…

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Slip at Yeager Airport Prompts People to Leave Homes, Keystone Drive Closed

CHARLESTON, w.va. (WSAZ) — A slip at Yeager Airport in Charleston continues to fall and has now closed a road and prompted people to leave their homes.

County leaders tell WSAZ at least one-third of the engineered fill at the end of runway 5 has now slipped. The slippage was reported this past weekend and has continued to get worse.

63 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 2:39:59pm
64 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:40:58pm

3 people taken in for questioning by police over the shooting of 2 officers in Ferguson, Mo., are back at their house, say they’re released without charge - @jonswaine
see original on twitter.com

65 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 2:41:00pm

re: #61 Varek Raith

I can see why.
/

Ya just want to pick it up and give it a cuddle, right?

66 Decatur Deb  Mar 12, 2015 2:41:11pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s a human-made fill for the road and airport.
It started slipping yesterday and has been picking up speed all day.

Please note that the very first building to be devoured is a church. ;)

Should make for a short Sunday sermon.

67 The War TARDIS  Mar 12, 2015 2:41:37pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think they will close the airport.

And evacuate the valley.

68 The War TARDIS  Mar 12, 2015 2:43:35pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

Let’s not be happy about that. This is what causes people to be against Liberals.

Hell, since the murder of those 3 kids, I have heard chats among Muslims at Mosques I go to about how Atheists are the rudest and meanest group they deal with.

69 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 2:44:28pm

re: #67 The War TARDIS

I think they will close the airport.

And evacuate the valley.

They already have.

70 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:45:06pm

Pam Geller is going to be pissed to see that she wasn’t mentioned…

Meet The Transatlantic Network Of Hate

thinkprogress.org

71 The War TARDIS  Mar 12, 2015 2:45:23pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hard to have an airport when the Runway is sloughing away.

72 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 2:45:35pm

There is a livestream here if anyone wants to watch a big pile of dirt sit there.

73 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 2:47:03pm

re: #72 klys (maker of Silmarils)

There is a livestream here if anyone wants to watch a big pile of dirt sit there.

It will get more exciting to watch tomorrow after the big rains move in for the weekend.

74 The War TARDIS  Mar 12, 2015 2:47:09pm

re: #72 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Hey, it is moving!

Just really slow. :)

75 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:47:46pm

Update: 9 bodies recovered and identified after helicopter crash after army helicopter off Florida Panhandle, military officials say; 2 more missing - @USATODAY
read more on usatoday.com

76 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 2:48:03pm

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

It will get more exciting to watch tomorrow after the big rains move in for the weekend.

Here’s a nice landslide to watch. From Malaysia in 1993.

77 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 2:49:09pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

Slip at Yeager Airport Prompts People to Leave Homes, Keystone Drive Closed

The angle on that slope is hilariously optimistic.

78 Eventual Carrion  Mar 12, 2015 2:49:33pm

re: #68 The War TARDIS

Let’s not be happy about that. This is what causes people to be against Liberals.

Hell, since the murder of those 3 kids, I have heard chats among Muslims at Mosques I go to about how Atheists are the rudest and meanest group they deal with.

i read irony in the comment. Natural disasters are caused by godless, gay heathens we are told by the christian righteous. So why did this one take out a church first thing? God has bad aim?

79 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 2:49:42pm

Embarrassing.
msnbc.com

80 Decatur Deb  Mar 12, 2015 2:49:55pm

re: #77 goddamnedfrank

The angle on that slope is hilariously optimistic.

Devilishly clever.

81 WhatEVs  Mar 12, 2015 2:51:46pm

re: #64 Justanotherhuman

3 people taken in for questioning by police over the shooting of 2 officers in Ferguson, Mo., are back at their house, say they’re released without charge - @jonswaine
see original on twitter.com

Forgive me for going all CT-eee on everyone but this stinks.

- Two cops shot during protests
- Originally reported - by police - one was shot in the face, the other in the chest (body armor saved his life
- Both are out of the hospital in hours
- All recording devices confiscated as evidence

All I have to say is that’s some dang nice shootin’, Tex. Shoot two cops from how far away and only slightly injure both? Then the cops take the path of saying how badly injured these two cops are (any injury is bad, don’t get me wrong, please).

And the right is all up in arms (literally and figuratively).

AND, St. Louis County PD has taken over. Those assholes are worse than Ferguson.

No good in any of this. None.

82 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 2:53:31pm

re: #79 Varek Raith

Embarrassing.
msnbc.com

Rubio, as usual, is not ready for prime time.

83 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 2:56:27pm

re: #82 Justanotherhuman

Rubio, as usual, is not ready for prime time.

It’s not like any other GOPer is ready for prime time.

However, such sensible considerations are not likely to be important for determining the election result in 2016.

84 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 2:56:43pm

re: #78 Eventual Carrion

i read irony in the comment. Natural disasters are caused by godless, gay heathens we are told by the christian righteous. So why did this one take out a church first thing? God has bad aim?

Apparently the church just fell in.

85 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 2:56:51pm

Since we’re on the subject of disgusting wingnut behavior, day after tomorrow Breitbart and Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy will be hosting something called the South Carolina National Security Action Summit 2015. Here’s the schedule and here’s a list of the confirmed panelists & speakers.

Naturally, the threat of shariah & global jihad will be covered as will immigration and a host of other paranoid nonsense. The usual cast of wingnuts & Islamophobes will be there including, but not limited to: Gaffney, William Boykin, John Bolton, Clare Lopez, Phyllis Schlafly, etc. Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz will be attending also. Oh, and Bobby “Herpty Derp” Jindal. Polishing up their extremist creds, I guess.

I’m surprised Geller & Spencer aren’t on the list especially since, AFAIK (PDF), Gaffney is still an SIOA board member.

I hope Right Wing Watch and Wonkette aren’t taking the whole weekend off.

86 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 2:58:23pm

Iran is fighting ISIL.
The GOP can’t understand this.

87 Eventual Carrion  Mar 12, 2015 2:58:47pm

re: #84 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Apparently the church just fell in.

Must have been its time. The lord called his home home.

88 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 12, 2015 3:01:19pm

re: #78 Eventual Carrion

i read irony in the comment. Natural disasters are caused by godless, gay heathens we are told by the christian righteous. So why did this one take out a church first thing? God has bad aim?

Dunno. Wrong denomination?
//

And just to be clear, I’m poking fun at those who try to find their god’s punishing hand in natural disasters and near escapes from same.

89 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 12, 2015 3:02:06pm

re: #86 Varek Raith

Iran is fighting ISIL.
The GOP can’t understand this.

THEY’S ALL MOOZLIMZ!!

90 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 12, 2015 3:03:27pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

Since we’re on the subject of disgusting wingnut behavior, day after tomorrow Breitbart and Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy will be hosting something called the South Carolina National Security Action Summit 2015. Here’s the schedule and here’s a list of the confirmed panelists & speakers.

Naturally, the threat of shariah & global jihad will be covered as will immigration and a host of other paranoid nonsense. The usual cast of wingnuts & Islamophobes will be there including, but not limited to: Gaffney, William Boykin, John Bolton, Clare Lopez Phyllis Schlafly, etc. Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz will be attending also. Oh, and “Bobby Herpty Derp” Jindal. Polishing up their extremist creds, I guess.

I’m surprised Geller & Spencer aren’t on the list especially since, AFAIK (PDF), Gaffney is still an SIOA board member.

I hope Right Wing Watch and Wonkette are taking the whole weekend off.

Imagine the rise in that national average IQ if an asteroid struck there….

91 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 3:04:53pm

re: #90 Blind Frog Belly White

Imagine the rise in that national average IQ if an asteroid struck there….

LOLOLOL

92 TedStriker  Mar 12, 2015 3:07:54pm

re: #90 Blind Frog Belly White

Imagine the rise in that national average IQ if an asteroid struck there….

Gives a whole new meaning to “kill it with fire”, doesn’t it?

///

93 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 3:08:08pm

The internet connection at this Starbucks sucks. It’s just like Glee.

94 Mattand  Mar 12, 2015 3:09:34pm

re: #93 goddamnedfrank

The internet connection at this Starbucks sucks. It’s just like Glee.

Deleted. I misread that comment, and my comment made zero sense.

95 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 3:11:32pm

Steen Cannons Facebook post:

New Steen Military Museum now open at the OLD POST OFFICE in Ashland, Ky

Comment, “I wish you would not put the Confederate Flag next to the NAZI flag.”

LOL!

P.S. Why am I looking at the Steen Cannons page? I want a 24 pounder Coehorn mortar, for duck hunting.

96 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 3:12:27pm

re: #94 Mattand

Deleted. I misread that comment, and my comment made zero sense.

Just like Glee.

97 Mattand  Mar 12, 2015 3:17:01pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

Just like Glee.

LOL, I’m just glad I caught it in time and that people don’t think I have some insane hatred of Jane Lynch. Wonderful, talented actress who deserves all her success.

98 Dave In Austin  Mar 12, 2015 3:18:10pm

re: #52 wrenchwench

Nice toad… Too bad.

99 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 3:20:10pm

As always, great photos.

I love the one of Michelle holding Sting’s face!!

100 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 3:21:34pm
101 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 3:26:05pm

Hope springs eternal:

102 Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 12, 2015 3:26:49pm

re: #99 #FergusonFireside

The Baby Whisperer.

103 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 3:30:06pm

Obama is great with babies and youngsters.

It would be a very interesting test to see presidential candidates lined up in hotel rooms with cameras installed but out of sight.

Then have a bunch of kids go through each room to be greeted by the candidates.

I have a feeling some of the people that scare us here at LGF would probably scare the kids too. And it wouldn’t be about politics. Just about warmth, realness, a sense of humor and an ability to act like and get down on the level of a kid.

I bet if given this task Mitt Romney would have declined. And the kids would have let out a big squeal upon hearing the news.

104 DodgerFan1988  Mar 12, 2015 3:30:36pm

Tea Party members Amanda and Jared Miller shot and killed 2 police officers in Las Vegas last June. Sovereign Citizen Eric Frein kills Pennsylvania State Trooper last September. Tea Party member Larry Mc Quilliams shoots at the Austin Police building. Where’s the conservative outrage at these anti-police violence?

105 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 3:32:03pm

re: #104 DodgerFan1988

Tea Party members Amanda and Jared Miller shot and killed 2 police officers in Las Vegas last June. Sovereign Citizen Eric Frein kills Pennsylvania State Trooper last September. Tea Party member Larry Mc Quilliams shoots at the Austin Police building. Where’s the conservative outrage at these anti-police violence?

If the shooter(s) is/are white, they are a lone wolf and/or acting against federal overreach (since they were fine with protesters pointing guns at police at Bundy Ranch).

106 ramex  Mar 12, 2015 3:32:16pm

That last comment in that long list of hateful comments perfectly sums up what the Republican Party has become. If they can’t have it their way, then they’d rather see it destroyed. It’s terrifying to see it so baldly stated, but I’ve long suspected that’s been at the heart of the party for a long, long while. Perhaps starting way back when Rush Limbaugh said, “I tell people don’t kill all the liberals, leave enough around so we can have two on every campus; living fossils, so we will never forget what these people stood for.” They can’t tolerate anything different from themselves, and if that which they perceive as different prevails, then… scorched earth. I feel sick.

107 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 3:33:12pm

Pres Obama as Imp: flickr.com

108 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 3:33:34pm
109 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 3:34:05pm

re: #104 DodgerFan1988

Tea Party members Amanda and Jared Miller shot and killed 2 police officers in Las Vegas last June. Sovereign Citizen Eric Frein kills Pennsylvania State Trooper last September. Tea Party member Larry Mc Quilliams shoots at the Austin Police building. Where’s the conservative outrage at these anti-police violence?

Floating down de Nile.

110 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 3:35:16pm

Fine, and about time.

Embattled Ferguson, Mo., lawyer Ronald J. Brockmeyer has resigned from his jobs as prosecuting attorney in Vinita Park and Florissant - @Jonssonville
read more on stltoday.com

111 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 3:36:14pm

Wow, MO is going to hell in a handbasket pretty fucking quick.

MIssouri state legislator introduces bill to create firing squads in Missouri - @alexdstuckey
read more on house.mo.gov

112 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 3:37:20pm

re: #104 DodgerFan1988

Tea Party members Amanda and Jared Miller shot and killed 2 police officers in Las Vegas last June. Sovereign Citizen Eric Frein kills Pennsylvania State Trooper last September. Tea Party member Larry Mc Quilliams shoots at the Austin Police building. Where’s the conservative outrage at these anti-police violence?

Awww, they were just expressing their Constitutional rights.

If you are Black, Hispanic, Muslim, Indian, etc…. well you shouldn’t be here in America anyways…so you really are not covered by the Constitution. It was made for and by white people!

/// x a million.

113 Eventual Carrion  Mar 12, 2015 3:38:24pm

re: #111 Justanotherhuman

Wow, MO is going to hell in a handbasket pretty fucking quick.

MIssouri state legislator introduces bill to create firing squads in Missouri - @alexdstuckey
read more on house.mo.gov

Circular I’m sure.

114 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 3:39:02pm

re: #113 Eventual Carrion

We can only hope. : )

115 RadicalModerate  Mar 12, 2015 3:47:57pm

One thing about last night’s shooting in Ferguson that hasn’t gotten nearly enough coverage in media is the fact that supposedly the gunfire came from an area roughly 120 yards away from where the police officers (and the protesters as well) were gathered, and the weapon of choice was a handgun. Of course, just about everybody involved (from law enforcement all the way to media) is calling it an ambush of the police officers, which I’m honestly not sure is an accurate description of what transpired.

The reason I say this is that the effective aiming range of ANY handgun isn’t much more than 100 feet - less than 1/3 of distance that is being reported. For someone to score two upper-body hits on two shots from that range intentionally means either he is a reincarnation of Ed McGivern, or a more likely scenario is that you had some yahoo firing a couple of blind shots toward a crowd of people and these two just happened to be the ones hit. The shooting victims could have just as easily been two protesters, or even a scenario of no one at all being hit was a possibility.

116 retired cynic  Mar 12, 2015 3:49:05pm

re: #115 RadicalModerate

If they are right, and it was just a pistol.

117 retired cynic  Mar 12, 2015 3:49:35pm

And I should add that I know absolutely NOTHING about firearms!

118 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 3:50:15pm

re: #99 #FergusonFireside

As always, great photos.

I love the one of Michelle holding Sting’s face!!

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I liked this image from the slides at your link.

Look at the hands/Gang signs!

Socks and Obama..with gang signs!
119 Timothy Watson  Mar 12, 2015 3:50:18pm

re: #108 goddamnedfrank

Rudy Giuliani: I wish President Obama were more like Bill Cosby

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Cosby: Voting for Obama was ‘wonderful’

Cosby has also been openly critical of conservative Republican politicians in regards to their views on socioeconomic and racial issues. In a 2013 CNN interview regarding voting rights, Cosby stated “this Republican Party is not the Republican Party of 1863, of Abraham Lincoln, abolitionists and slavery, is not good. I think it’s important for us to look at the underlying part of it. What is the value of it? Is it that some people are angry because my people no longer want to work for free?”

en.wikipedia.org

120 Justanotherhuman  Mar 12, 2015 3:57:15pm

Your Handy Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide to Reading All of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

thedailybanter.com

121 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 3:59:18pm

re: #108 goddamnedfrank

Rudy Giuliani: I wish President Obama were more like Bill Cosby

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122 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 12, 2015 4:04:50pm

re: #121 wrenchwench

Rudy Giuliani: I wish President Obama were more like Bill Cosby

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I think what he means is: “Why can’t we find some kind of sex scandal on this guy?”

123 Targetpractice  Mar 12, 2015 4:12:49pm

re: #122 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I think what he means is: “Why can’t we find some kind of sex scandal on this guy?”

It seems to be a continually sore spot for wingnuts, that no matter how much they hype a “scandal,” it never goes anywhere. F&F? Still tied up in court. Benghazi? On the nth new committee and if Gowdy doesn’t find something, there will likely be another convened. IRS? Stymied by their own irrationality, refusing to offer immunity from prosecution to the person they’re sure holds the smoking gun to go after the White House. NSA? Crashed and burned when Republicans found they couldn’t be against spying and support the Patriot Act.

It must feel like the Clinton years all over again.

124 OhNoZombies!  Mar 12, 2015 4:12:59pm

Aside from the allegations against Bill Cosby, why does Giuliani feel that he has the right to tell a grown-ass man how he should behave?

That’s that ‘Model Minority’ bull crap. Pisses me off.

125 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 12, 2015 4:13:35pm
126 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 4:14:06pm

I just about got into a fight on the way home. Some asshole swerved in front of my wife and me on purpose & only missed hitting us because I swerved out of the way. When we stopped in a left turn lane I got out of the car and walked up to his vehicle and pounded on the window. I even tried to open the door.

I really don’t like myself when I do such shit.

127 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 4:14:58pm

Twitter: What’s not to like?

128 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 12, 2015 4:15:22pm

re: #124 OhNoZombies!

Aside from the allegations against Bill Cosby, why does Giuliani feel that he has the right to tell a grown-ass man how he should behave?

That’s that ‘Model Minority’ bull crap. Pisses me off.

So Bill Cosby is a credit to his race, IOW?

129 OhNoZombies!  Mar 12, 2015 4:22:07pm

re: #128 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So Bill Cosby is a credit to his race, IOW?

That’s how I’m reading it.
A few years ago, Bill Cosby was critical of some behaviors in the black community, and since then bigots have been using that to rationalize their racism.

130 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 4:28:28pm

re: #128 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So Bill Cosby is a credit to his race, IOW?

He would be to a guy like Rudy.

Actually, when you think about it, they have much in common. And the more that comes out about each of their personal lives, they get more and more in common.

/

131 Zamb  Mar 12, 2015 4:34:22pm

re: #129 OhNoZombies!

That’s how I’m reading it.
A few years ago, Bill Cosby was critical of some behaviors in the black community, and since then bigots have been using that to rationalize their racism.

He told black kids to pull up their pants I believe, which is a favorite of line of racists everywhere.

132 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 4:35:27pm

ICYMI, someone who has access to Terry Pratchett’s twitter account tweeted these wonderful and most perfect things this morning after his passing:

133 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 4:36:43pm

re: #103 ObserverArt

Obama is great with babies and youngsters.

It would be a very interesting test to see presidential candidates lined up in hotel rooms with cameras installed but out of sight.

Then have a bunch of kids go through each room to be greeted by the candidates.

I have a feeling some of the people that scare us here at LGF would probably scare the kids too. And it wouldn’t be about politics. Just about warmth, realness, a sense of humor and an ability to act like and get down on the level of a kid.

I bet if given this task Mitt Romney would have declined. And the kids would have let out a big squeal upon hearing the news.

In 2012 I did a photo montage called “Kids Know” of Romney holding kids and Obama holding kids. It was hilarious—Romney smiling his fake smile as the kids are screaming to get away from him, while the kids with Obama are happy, smiling and contented.

My favorite pic of Romney with a baby is this one, which can only be titled WTF?

134 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 4:39:57pm

re: #133 BeachDem

google images for “Romney screaming baby”.
LOL! There are sooo many.

135 stpaulbear  Mar 12, 2015 4:40:32pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hope springs eternal:

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After seeing that picture, how can anyone have thought that that airport was a good idea? Wow.

136 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 4:41:14pm

re: #135 stpaulbear

After seeing that picture, how can anyone have thought that that airport was a good idea? Wow.

Helps explain it at least some.

137 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 4:42:59pm

re: #136 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Helps explain it at least some.

LOL, “Keystone Drive” at the bottom of the slip area.

138 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 4:43:18pm

It’s been like, 2 weeks? I still have those creepy mannequin heads as my adverts.

#ThanksCL

139 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 4:43:24pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, “Keystone Drive” at the bottom of the slip area.

It was holding it up! Honest!

140 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 4:44:02pm

re: #136 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Helps explain it at least some.

Part of that concrete pad in the yellow box is already gone.

141 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Mar 12, 2015 4:44:20pm

re: #138 #FergusonFireside

It’s been like, 2 weeks? I still have those creepy mannequin heads as my adverts.

#ThanksCL

Me too.

142 wrenchwench  Mar 12, 2015 4:44:31pm

Later, lizards.

143 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 4:47:36pm

re: #133 BeachDem

Pretty hard to beat this photo for best President vs baby picture. It never fails to make me smile:

144 Kryptik  Mar 12, 2015 4:48:18pm

re: #135 stpaulbear

As a former West Virginian, you have to realize that West Virginia really doesn’t have much flat space, at least nowhere near enough for even an airport the small size of Yeager, much less a full featured one. Flattening out a hilltop was the best they could do (and it’d likely have to be at a hilltop to avoid any worrisome crashes). Yeager is probably the best they could do within a reasonable distance from the capital and largest city in the state.

145 stpaulbear  Mar 12, 2015 4:48:25pm

re: #111 Justanotherhuman

Missouri, and Arkansas seem to be having a race to the bottom of the cesspool lately. Ofcourse they’re not the only states in the race, but those two seem to have the most deranged people in positions of power. Wisconsin get my current vote for most evil politicians.

146 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 4:51:12pm

re: #100 #FergusonFireside

flickr.com

I just finished browsing through the pics. Based on this photo it’s abundantly clear why the poor, poor persecuted white Christian patriots of America think the government is being run by a bunch subversive minority types and are demanding their country back. I mean look at all those… Wait—what? //

147 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 4:52:30pm

re: #138 #FergusonFireside

It’s been like, 2 weeks? I still have those creepy mannequin heads as my adverts.

#ThanksCL

LOL, I’m sure glad I have a subscription.

148 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 4:53:01pm

re: #147 CuriousLurker

LOL, I’m sure glad I have a subscription.

Evil, evil woman.

;)

149 stpaulbear  Mar 12, 2015 4:53:37pm

re: #144 Kryptik

Yep. Thanks. I’m used to midwestern terrain.

150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 12, 2015 4:55:51pm

Guess what Philadelphians get to look forward to:

philly.com

151 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 4:57:33pm

re: #150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

:(

152 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 4:59:01pm

Get ready for my best of twitter drop.

153 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 4:59:36pm

Evening Lizard Nation. I have been away too long for the last thread, but I wanted to ask this question: WHY (other than the obvious) didn’t they send the open letter to the President (bcc: FOX News, Limbaugh, etc.)?

They would have gotten the same amount of coverage and wouldn’t have violated the “politics stops at the shores” principle (not that they give a shit about that).

Stupid fuckin’ short-sighted douchenozzles.

154 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:00:21pm

re: #150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Guess what Philadelphians get to look forward to:

philly.com

I’m waiting to see what happens when she starts running her new BDS Jews are Nazis ad campaign.

155 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:00:44pm

re: #152 #FergusonFireside

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Get ready for my best of twitter drop.

Having just watched “Freedom Riders” with a class of students, I’m not surprised to see Mississippi crop up in Today’s Racism News (tm).

156 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:01:15pm
157 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:02:39pm

re: #145 stpaulbear

Missouri, and Arkansas seem to be having a race to the bottom of the cesspool lately. Ofcourse they’re not the only states in the race, but those two seem to have the most deranged people in positions of power. Wisconsin get my current vote for most evil politicians.

Texas is still in the running, and never leave out Florida Man.

158 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 5:03:33pm

The video is just a few seconds, but shows what a slide can do:

159 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:03:36pm

re: #157 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Texas is still in the running, and never leave out Florida Man.

And South Carolina.

160 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 5:03:36pm

re: #153 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Evening Lizard Nation. I have been away too long for the last thread, but I wanted to ask this question: WHY (other than the obvious) didn’t they send the open letter to the President (bcc: FOX News, Limbaugh, etc.)?

They would have gotten the same amount of coverage and wouldn’t have violated the “politics stops at the shores” principle (not that they give a shit about that).

Stupid fuckin’ short-sighted douchenozzles.

Because that would do less damage. It all makes perfect sense when the GOP is viewed as a nihilistic death cult that will do as much damage as possible if it is not allowed to rule.

161 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:03:41pm

Well that was certainly the most weird final jeopardy ever. Not going to say what since I don’t want to spoil.

162 Sionainn  Mar 12, 2015 5:04:05pm

re: #155 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Having just watched “Freedom Riders” with a class of students, I’m not surprised to see Mississippi crop up in Today’s Racism News (tm).

“Freedom Riders” is a fantastic piece to watch. It really makes you realize just how courageous they were in what they were doing.

163 Mattand  Mar 12, 2015 5:04:17pm

re: #150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Guess what Philadelphians get to look forward to:

philly.com

Lovely. Hopefully Geller has no idea PATCO (Philly to South Jersey train system) exists, so we can be spared this bullshit.

This will not end well.

164 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:05:13pm

So, I see Rudy wants President Obama to be more like Bill Cosby. He wants him to be a repeated accused rapist? And honestly if I were black, I would be tired of white people like Giuliani telling black people to listen to Bill Cosby blah blah blah. It’s unbelievably patronizing. But I guess that’s the whole point.

165 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:06:14pm

re: #160 EPR-radar

Because that would do less damage. It all makes perfect sense when the GOP is viewed as a nihilistic death cult that will do as much damage as possible if it is not allowed to rule.

Because they have tactics, but no strategy (I think I got that right).

166 Mattand  Mar 12, 2015 5:06:21pm

re: #150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Guess what Philadelphians get to look forward to:

philly.com

I’m not even going to look in the comments section. It’s gonna be full metal Breitbart/Fox Nation in there.

167 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:07:40pm

re: #162 Sionainn

“Freedom Riders” is a fantastic piece to watch. It really makes you realize just how courageous they were in what they were doing.

Indeed. I saw some students’ jaws drop several times (freshmen, sophomores). It should be required viewing in every classroom in the U.S., along with some other films that will knock that “American Exceptionalism” shibboleth down a few notches.

168 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:08:13pm

I was asking myself thinking about the Selma 50th anniversary last week- would I have the courage to do that? I like to think I would have but knowing what people like John Lewis experienced, I just don’t know. The fact that people were actually murdered trying to help African Americans achieve civil rights tells you a lot. And that’s really not something you learn in school. Yes, you learn about the hardships that MLK and the others went through but not really about the murders and furthermore the alliance and sometimes participation of law enforcement in said murderers such as in the killing of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner.

169 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 5:08:14pm

re: #155 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Having just watched “Freedom Riders” with a class of students, I’m not surprised to see Mississippi crop up in Today’s Racism News (tm).

I’m so anxious to hear your students’ reaction to “Freedom Riders.” If you have time, please share.

170 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 5:08:45pm

Meanwhile…

donotlink.com

171 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:08:49pm

The “islamicjewhatred” site doesn’t even work.

172 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:09:56pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Don’t see anything. Either deleted or protected against donotlink.

173 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:10:28pm

I remember watching Cry Freedom in 10th grade history and it effecting me deeply. AT the movie’s end, they go through a list of black South Africans who died in suspicious circumstances at the Apartheid’s regime’s hands and end in 1987- the year I was born. I just thought about how firstly that was really close to my own birth and then that President Reagan, the same man conservatives love to call a champion of freedom turned a blind eye to Apartheid and South Africa simply because they were an anti-communist regime.

174 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 5:10:31pm

re: #167 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Indeed. I saw some students’ jaws drop several times (freshmen, sophomores). It should be required viewing in every classroom in the U.S., along with some other films that will knock that “American Exceptionalism” shibboleth down a few notches.

And as I mentioned the other night—“Freedom Summer” is equally amazing.

175 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 5:10:40pm
176 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:11:33pm

re: #172 Nyet

Don’t see anything. Either deleted or protected against donotlink.

The latter: chimpout. com/forum/showthread.php?435411-Chimper-Army-Attack

177 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:12:09pm

re: #169 BeachDem

I’m so anxious to hear your students’ reaction to “Freedom Riders.” If you have time, please share.

I will summarize, at least. Next week in Spring Break, and I gave them until the Wednesday they come back to answer three questions out of a sheet of 13 - one page each question.

We had a Ferguson panel a few weeks ago with some STL journalists, so there’s been quite a bit of discussion of race in this class (which is sort of a foundations of American Democracy course).

We’ll also be discussing the OU frat case when we get back.

178 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:12:18pm

Netta & DeRay are on Anderson Cooper.

179 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 5:12:19pm

OK, can’t link directly to the page, but here’s a screenshot.

180 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:13:01pm

re: #174 BeachDem

And as I mentioned the other night—“Freedom Summer” is equally amazing.

I’m gonna watch that one this week. I’m a docugeek. Prob won’t use it for this class, but maybe next time. I still have other stuff to cover :)

181 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 5:13:05pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

I was asking myself thinking about the Selma 50th anniversary last week- would I have the courage to do that? I like to think I would have but knowing what people like John Lewis experienced, I just don’t know. The fact that people were actually murdered trying to help African Americans achieve civil rights tells you a lot. And that’s really not something you learn in school. Yes, you learn about the hardships that MLK and the others went through but not really about the murders and furthermore the alliance and sometimes participation of law enforcement in said murderers such as in the killing of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner.

What, to me, is even more incredible about John Lewis is that Selma wasn’t his first rodeo. He KNEW what was going to happen, having been a Freedom Rider 4 years earlier, and having been beaten and arrested then.

182 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:13:15pm

re: #171 Nyet

The “islamicjewhatred” site doesn’t even work.

Heh, you’re right. Shhhhhh…..

183 Jenner7  Mar 12, 2015 5:13:46pm

re: #178 #FergusonFireside

Damn, I think I just missed it.

184 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:14:23pm

re: #171 Nyet

The “islamicjewhatred” site doesn’t even work.

There used to be this domain name with a simple redirect to a page on Pam’s site.

185 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 5:14:43pm

re: #177 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

I will summarize, at least. Next week in Spring Break, and I gave them until the Wednesday they come back to answer three questions out of a sheet of 13 - one page each question.

We had a Ferguson panel a few weeks ago with some STL journalists, so there’s been quite a bit of discussion of race in this class (which is sort of a foundations of American Democracy course).

We’ll also be discussing the OU frat case when we get back.

I want to take your class!

186 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:15:25pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

I remember watching Cry Freedom in 10th grade history and it effecting me deeply. AT the movie’s end, they go through a list of black South Africans who died in suspicious circumstances at the Apartheid’s regime’s hands and end in 1987- the year I was born. I just thought about how firstly that was really close to my own birth and then that President Reagan, the same man conservatives love to call a champion of freedom turned a blind eye to Apartheid and South Africa simply because they were an anti-communist regime.

I remember the first time I watched the Eyes on the Prize series. I’d grown up in a town that had schools federally desegregated, and had heard a lot of racist shit from people (we were also near a pretty big area for the Klan), but, damn, those people had guts. Broke my heart. Still this shit breaks my heart.

187 Sionainn  Mar 12, 2015 5:16:56pm

re: #167 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Indeed. I saw some students’ jaws drop several times (freshmen, sophomores). It should be required viewing in every classroom in the U.S., along with some other films that will knock that “American Exceptionalism” shibboleth down a few notches.

It’s things like that that I will ensure my children see even if they don’t get it in school. When I watched it about a year ago, I decided that it was a little much for a 7 and 9-year-old, but probably within the next year or so, we’ll start watching all sorts of things. My kids will know the history of the U.S., the good and the bad.

188 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:17:31pm

re: #181 BeachDem

What, to me, is even more incredible about John Lewis is that Selma wasn’t his first rodeo. He KNEW what was going to happen, having been a Freedom Rider 4 years earlier, and having been beaten and arrested then.

He’s honestly as admirable as the men who were on Omaha Beach, Iwo Jima, Gettysburg, or the Argonne Forest. A true hero. You’re absolutely right. He knew that he could have been and was in fact beaten but he went anyhow. He really is a true hero and a treasure of the U.S Congress.

189 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 5:17:46pm
190 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:17:49pm

re: #185 BeachDem

I want to take your class!

Heh, interestingly, a lot of it depends on what’s happening in the news. Like we’ll discuss press freedom in other countries soon, and probably talk about attacks on journalists. We’ll talk about the ACLU and why it’s important. I haven’t found a really good women’s rights documentary to show yet, but I was just thinking today that I should include something about that as well, since they couldn’t vote until the 20th century!

191 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 12, 2015 5:18:46pm

chimpout

moron forum collects morons in one place so the nsa can keep track of them

192 Sionainn  Mar 12, 2015 5:19:02pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

I remember watching Cry Freedom in 10th grade history and it effecting me deeply. AT the movie’s end, they go through a list of black South Africans who died in suspicious circumstances at the Apartheid’s regime’s hands and end in 1987- the year I was born. I just thought about how firstly that was really close to my own birth and then that President Reagan, the same man conservatives love to call a champion of freedom turned a blind eye to Apartheid and South Africa simply because they were an anti-communist regime.

I haven’t watched that, but “Kaffir Boy” by Mark Mathabane will be on my kids’ reading list. It was a powerful book.

193 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2015 5:19:03pm

I’m just saying if it were up to me, I’d probably say it’s NOT a good idea to build a church on the bottom of a hill.

194 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:19:27pm

re: #186 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

I remember the first time I watched the Eyes on the Prize series. I’d grown up in a town that had schools federally desegregated, and had heard a lot of racist shit from people (we were also near a pretty big area for the Klan), but, damn, those people had guts. Broke my heart. Still this shit breaks my heart.

I can’t imagine what they went through. Really I want to tell my white friends and families to shut the hell up when they accuse black people of complaining too much about the past. I mean yes it wasn’t easy for my ancestors but my ancestors also never had to worry for their life if they whistled at the wrong person or gasp tried to register to vote.

195 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 5:20:22pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

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I’m flattered. That’s my comment first about if they don’t want to be called racist, they shouldn’t be racist assholes.

196 Belafon  Mar 12, 2015 5:20:23pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

So, your posting the comments is not acknowledging them?

197 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:20:52pm

re: #184 Nyet

There used to be this domain name with a simple redirect to a page on Pam’s site.

Prolly got messed up when her site went down a month or so ago and she forgot to fix it.

198 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:20:59pm

re: #187 Sionainn

It’s things that like that I will ensure my children see even if they don’t get it in school. When I watched it about a year ago, I decided that it was a little much for a 7 and 9-year-old, but probably within the next year or so, we’ll start watching all sorts of things. My kids will know the history of the U.S., the good and the bad.

I was chilled by the point on “Freedom Riders” where the riders got to Montgomery, and a huge crowd showed up out of nowhere, and the mothers, holding babies in their hands, screaming from the sidelines “Kill them n*****s.” Young boys were joining in. WTF, America?

That’s where John Seigenthaler got hit on the head with a pipe.

199 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 5:21:36pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m just saying if it were up to me, I’d probably say it’s NOT a good idea to build a church on the bottom of a hill.

Pentecostal church. They probably thought they were safe enough.

200 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:21:47pm

re: #197 CuriousLurker

Prolly got messed up when her site went down a month or so ago and she forgot to fix it.

Too much vodka.

201 Sionainn  Mar 12, 2015 5:23:07pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m just saying if it were up to me, I’d probably say it’s NOT a good idea to build a church on the bottom of a hill.

It wasn’t even a regular hill. It was a man-made hill.

202 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:23:28pm

And don’t even get me started on Emmitt Till. That shit enrages me.

203 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:24:14pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

I can’t think of a nicer complement than to be disliked by a group of openly racist idiots.

Also if that’s an example of the level of the quality of commentary they offer over there, once again, happy to be here.

* Edited because tired.

204 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:24:28pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

I hope registration is locked down.

205 Sionainn  Mar 12, 2015 5:25:00pm

re: #198 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

I was chilled by the point on “Freedom Riders” where the riders got to Montgomery, and a huge crowd showed up out of nowhere, and the mothers, holding babies in their hands, screaming from the sidelines “Kill them n*****s.” Young boys were joining in. WTF, America?

That’s where John Seigenthaler got hit on the head with a pipe.

The sheer hatred was stunning. How anyone can see that and not be affected is mind blowing.

206 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:25:25pm

re: #201 Sionainn

It wasn’t even a regular hill. It was a man-made hill.

Part of the hill was natural. Part of it was man-made. So far the slip has been confined to the man-made part.

Whether the church predates the man-made portion is unclear to me.

207 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 5:25:36pm

re: #190 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Heh, interestingly, a lot of it depends on what’s happening in the news. Like we’ll discuss press freedom in other countries soon, and probably talk about attacks on journalists. We’ll talk about the ACLU and why it’s important. I haven’t found a really good women’s rights documentary to show yet, but I was just thinking today that I should include something about that as well, since they couldn’t vote until the 20th century!

Here’s a good place to start for women’s rights research—The National Women’s History Museum site.

nwhm.org

I put together a presentation and women’s history quiz for my political group last year for Women’s History Month with material from their site.

208 thedopefishlives  Mar 12, 2015 5:25:40pm

Evening Lizardim.

209 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:26:02pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m just saying if it were up to me, I’d probably say it’s NOT a good idea to build a church on the bottom of a hill.

Interesting story, and I don’t know if it’s exactly true, but my former pastor once told me, as we pulled into the local Baptist summer camp, that most of them were on top of hills in the middle of fucking nowhere because the people who owned them originally got tax cuts for giving the (worthless, red clay, isolated) land to the church.

Like I said, I don’t know if it’s true, but it sure sounds like a Southern Baptist thing to do.

210 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Mar 12, 2015 5:27:06pm

re: #207 BeachDem

Thanks! I’ll be rooting around there soon. :)

211 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 5:28:05pm

re: #187 Sionainn

It’s things that like that I will ensure my children see even if they don’t get it in school. When I watched it about a year ago, I decided that it was a little much for a 7 and 9-year-old, but probably within the next year or so, we’ll start watching all sorts of things. My kids will know the history of the U.S., the good and the bad.

Sadly, based on the way education is being messed with in this country it appears everyone is going to have to do some home schooling in the future. It may be the only way to get the truth out in this country.

And now I am bummed I even typed that thought out. Americans going underground. Hopefully there will not be education police running around making sure you aren’t teaching real history.

212 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:28:11pm

re: #204 CuriousLurker

I hope registration is locked down.

Heh, I think kicking a juicy dumb troll around might actually be fun.

213 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:28:25pm

re: #202 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

And don’t even get me started on Emmitt Till. That shit enrages me.

Last weekend I went looking for images on Google related to the civil rights movement, but I had to stop after about half an hour because it was pissing me off really badly.

214 thedopefishlives  Mar 12, 2015 5:28:52pm

re: #212 Nyet

Heh, I think kicking a juicy dumb troll around might actually be fun.

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to man the troll barbecue. I say, open the gates, and let the vast unwashed in!

215 PhillyPretzel  Mar 12, 2015 5:30:06pm

re: #212 Nyet

re: #214 thedopefishlives

I have my Weber grill on standby. :)

216 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:30:24pm

re: #214 thedopefishlives

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to man the troll barbecue. I say, open the gates, and let the vast unwashed in!

And then the massacre. Mmm, massacre! :D

217 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 5:30:57pm

re: #204 CuriousLurker

Yes, I just closed it.

218 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:31:46pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

No fun!

;)

219 thedopefishlives  Mar 12, 2015 5:31:53pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Yes, I just closed it.

Aww. You never let us have anything nice to play with.

[Sulk.]

220 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 5:32:32pm

Trolls are one thing - white supremacists quite another.

221 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:32:38pm

re: #218 Nyet

re: #219 thedopefishlives

Now boys, remember Charles is sick and probably doesn’t want to play “deleting hate speech off his site” tonight.

;)

222 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:32:39pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Yes, I just closed it.

Great, now they’re all gonna be mad at me. //

223 Belafon  Mar 12, 2015 5:33:51pm

re: #211 ObserverArt

Sadly, based on the way education is being messed with in this country it appears everyone is going to have to do some home schooling in the future. It may be the only way to get the truth out in this country.

And now I am bummed I even typed that thought out. Americans going underground. Hopefully there will not be education police running around making sure you aren’t teaching real history.

My kids are learning more in school than I did, and I went for every advanced course I could find. The thing is, stuff like Selma wasn’t taught when i was a kid (I’m 45), so it’s not like they’re suddenly not getting it. They have access to more information now than when I was younger, because a movie like Selma would not have made it to the big screen.

In addition, there’s only so much that kids can be taught at school, and I am constantly teaching them things at home.

224 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:00pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

Trolls are one thing - white supremacists quite another.

I’ll bet one of your fans is alerting them.

225 Sionainn  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:02pm

re: #211 ObserverArt

Sadly, based on the way education is being messed with in this country it appears everyone is going to have to do some home schooling in the future. It may be the only way to get the truth out in this country.

And now I am bummed I even typed that thought out. Americans going underground. Hopefully there will not be education police running around making sure you aren’t teaching real history.

I didn’t learn a lot of stuff in history in high school and that was over 30 years ago. Most of what I know I learned on my own or in my home from my dad. I love history.

I do remember, though, in junior high that Robert Clary came to speak to us about his experience as a Holocaust survivor. Wow!

226 RadicalModerate  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:08pm

re: #216 Nyet

And then the massacre. Mmm, massacre! :D

Given the members of that website openly advocate violence against anyone who isn’t a white nationalist, you really don’t want them hanging around here, even for a second. Calling them scum would be an insult to single-celled algae.

227 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:13pm

White supremacists aren’t really human, although they can be potentially human. They’re more like chimps in their desire to attack and kill other groups.

228 prairiefire  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:25pm

Happy Thursday,, Lizards!

229 thedopefishlives  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:34pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

Trolls are one thing - white supremacists quite another.

Yeah, it would’ve been a busy night for Stinky and his trusty banhammer, for sure. Not really worth the effort and they probably wouldn’t really have been all that fun to play with in the end.

230 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:41pm

re: #228 prairiefire

Happy Friday, Lizards!

…isn’t that tomorrow?

231 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 5:35:57pm

re: #211 ObserverArt

Sadly, based on the way education is being messed with in this country it appears everyone is going to have to do some home schooling in the future. It may be the only way to get the truth out in this country.

And now I am bummed I even typed that thought out. Americans going underground. Hopefully there will not be education police running around making sure you aren’t teaching real history.

It is depressing. If the US ends up abandoning the ideal of competently-run public education, that would be (IMO) a big step on the road to its disintegration.

232 BeachDem  Mar 12, 2015 5:36:47pm

In case anyone wants them, here are the PBS links for Freedom Riders and Freedom Summer.
pbs.org

pbs.org

(all of Freedom Riders is on PBS; both on Amazon Prime)

233 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:38:01pm

OK, if not trolls, then a lamb chop?

234 prairiefire  Mar 12, 2015 5:38:15pm

re: #230 klys (maker of Silmarils)

…isn’t that tomorrow?

Edited!

235 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:38:41pm

re: #234 prairiefire

Edited!

We could collectively decide it’s Friday now.

I could go for that.

236 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 5:40:07pm

re: #235 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We could collectively decide it’s Friday now.

I could go for that.

It is Friday now.

237 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:40:26pm

re: #236 Nyet

It is Friday now.

Your timezone doesn’t count. =P

238 Snarknado!  Mar 12, 2015 5:40:55pm

re: #230 klys (maker of Silmarils)

…isn’t that tomorrow?

Today, for me. Isn’t retirement wonderful?

239 PhillyPretzel  Mar 12, 2015 5:41:49pm

re: #233 Nyet

How about Shari Lewis and Lambchop? youtube.com

240 prairiefire  Mar 12, 2015 5:42:40pm

re: #236 Nyet

It is Friday now.

Works for me!

241 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 5:42:46pm

re: #239 PhillyPretzel

How about Shari Lewis and Lambchop? youtube.com

Noooooooooooooooooo, I’m trying so hard not to hear the song.

242 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:43:01pm

re: #235 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We could collectively decide it’s Friday now.

I could go for that.

Then I’d be at work again. So no. It is still Thursday night.

243 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 5:43:49pm

Today on “Scratch a Chuck Supporter” we have Luke, who enjoys long walks on the beach, dressing like Jean-Luc Picard on a holodeck vacation, and talking about the Jewish owned socialist media.

Ladies, you’re welcome!

244 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:44:12pm

I’ve got Charles’ cold. I infected everyone in the office, I’m sure. Because we are just so busy. blecch.

245 Romantic Heretic  Mar 12, 2015 5:45:05pm

re: #211 ObserverArt

Sadly, based on the way education is being messed with in this country it appears everyone is going to have to do some home schooling in the future. It may be the only way to get the truth out in this country.

And now I am bummed I even typed that thought out. Americans going underground. Hopefully there will not be education police running around making sure you aren’t teaching real history.

Shhhhh! Don’t give ‘em any ideas.

246 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 5:45:19pm

re: #244 #FergusonFireside

I’ve got Charles’ cold. I infected everyone in the office, I’m sure. Because we are just so busy. blecch.

You are a biological weapon.
Neat!
/

247 Romantic Heretic  Mar 12, 2015 5:45:34pm

re: #212 Nyet

Heh, I think kicking a juicy dumb troll around might actually be fun.

We haven’t had a decent BBQ in ages.

248 PhillyPretzel  Mar 12, 2015 5:45:47pm

re: #244 #FergusonFireside

Try some chicken soup. You will feel better.

249 prairiefire  Mar 12, 2015 5:46:37pm

Going to KC Planet Comic-Con tomorrow. I was going to put together a Steam Punk outfit, but oh well. Maybe next year.

250 Romantic Heretic  Mar 12, 2015 5:49:03pm

re: #227 b_sharp

White supremacists aren’t really human, although they can be potentially human. They’re more like chimps in their desire to attack and kill other groups.

Well, as one Cracked writer put it, “Human beings are social animals. That is we are bred by evolution for group murder.”

The white supremacists are the purest distillation of that.

251 Belafon  Mar 12, 2015 5:51:57pm

re: #243 goddamnedfrank

I remember learning the horrors of communism all too well, the purges and killings caused by Stalin, forcing families to choose which child to feed and which to let die.

252 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:53:14pm

re: #246 Varek Raith

You are a biological weapon.
Neat!
/

They will be be extremely regretful shortly. (2 days? I fucked their weekend)

253 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:53:50pm

re: #249 prairiefire

Going to KC Planet Comic-Con tomorrow. I was going to put together a Steam Punk outfit, but oh well. Maybe next year.

OH DAMN. Pull it together!!

254 ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2015 5:54:24pm

Later folks heading out to a friends for the rest of the evening.

Man the gates!

255 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 5:56:57pm
256 The Mother Of All Pies  Mar 12, 2015 5:57:10pm

We will eat this on Pi Day!

257 A Cranky One  Mar 12, 2015 5:57:27pm

re: #138 #FergusonFireside

It’s been like, 2 weeks? I still have those creepy mannequin heads as my adverts.

#ThanksCL

I posted links to some stuffed wombat toys and then clicked them a few times. Now I get stuffed animals. ;)

258 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 5:57:28pm

CCJ’s friend Luke seems super nice.

259 prairiefire  Mar 12, 2015 5:59:53pm

re: #253 #FergusonFireside

OH DAMN. Pull it together!!

I do have my Lady Death figure for Brian Pulido to sign.

260 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2015 6:01:08pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

Trolls are one thing - white supremacists quite another.

The gates to the LGF fortress are sealed. Hit us with your best shot!

261 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 12, 2015 6:01:10pm

re: #256 The Mother Of All Pies

I am trying to convince the husband that baking a pie together is an excellent way to celebrate Pi Day.

262 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2015 6:02:16pm

Bye Bye Miss American Pi…

263 goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2015 6:03:07pm

Trenchant commentary from a man who grew a gray haired goatee.

264 jaunte  Mar 12, 2015 6:05:10pm

re: #263 goddamnedfrank

He’s deep thinker.

265 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 6:05:14pm
266 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 6:06:15pm

re: #265 Charles Johnson

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Has Chuckles blocked you yet?

267 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2015 6:07:12pm

I think CCJ really missed his calling. He should be on late night infomercials shilling get rich quick schemes.

268 Charles Johnson  Mar 12, 2015 6:08:47pm

re: #266 b_sharp

Has Chuckles blocked you yet?

Oh yes, sometime last year actually. Twitter’s block is very easy to get around, though. A TweetDeck user column does it.

269 thedopefishlives  Mar 12, 2015 6:09:29pm

re: #265 Charles Johnson

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Nerds can only talk to each other if neither of them is a raging douchecanoe. Most nerds don’t have the proper protocol drivers installed for that kind of communication.

270 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 12, 2015 6:12:22pm

re: #268 Charles Johnson

Oh yes, sometime last year actually. Twitter’s block is very easy to get around, though. A TweetDeck user column does it.

Also, he constantly searches for his name being mentioned, so he sees tweets about him by people he has blocked.
I know, because he has retweeted me since he blocked me.

271 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 6:12:52pm

re: #260 Eclectic Cyborg

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The gates to the LGF fortress are sealed. Hit us with your best shot!

Some troll repellant from the inimitable Driftglass:driftglass.blogspot.com

Because at long last is just a silly, masturbatory waste of time to continue to pretend that raking the coals of wingnut arson will yield any useful results.

So stop it, Liberal media. Please just stop it.

Because for far too long to pretend otherwise, the Conservatives in this country have amounted to nothing but a mob of vicious, ignorant asshole holding a gun to the head of my country and baying the same angry, incoherent gibberish that Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh has been shitting into their skulls for years. And trying to address their movement as if it were anything other than a form of madness to be contained and exorcised from the body politic is as pointless as debating pod bay doors with HAL.

I am not remotely interested in their backstory and motives or carefully parsing “what evidence they marshal”. Instead, I am intensely and exclusively interested in getting the gun out of their hand, and care about the tenets and internal “logic” of their lunatic cult only to the extent that I might be able to ransack it for some useful means of putting their movement down like the dangerous, rabid beast it is.

272 TedStriker  Mar 12, 2015 6:20:54pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also, he constantly searches for his name being mentioned, so he sees tweets about him by people he has blocked.
I know, because he has retweeted me since he blocked me.

“They like me, they really like me!!!”

///

273 b_sharp  Mar 12, 2015 6:23:26pm

re: #269 thedopefishlives

Nerds can only talk to each other if neither of them is a raging douchecanoe. Most nerds don’t have the proper protocol drivers installed for that kind of communication.

That is so true.

274 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 6:25:42pm

re: #264 jaunte

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He’s deep thinker.

He sounds nice. And honestly he doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about in regards to rap music. He’s talking about the right’s idea of rap music which is shocker different from actual rap music and if he had any brains at all, he’d know that guys like Jesse Jackson who I have no doubt he thinks is a “Race hustler” have criticized rap artists for using the n-word.

275 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 6:27:14pm

re: #274 HappyWarrior

He sounds nice. And honestly he doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about in regards to rap music. He’s talking about the right’s idea of rap music which is shocker different from actual rap music and if he had any brains at all, he’d know that guys like Jesse Jackson who I have no doubt he thinks is a “Race hustler” have criticized rap artists for using the n-word.

In any case, clueless conservative racists need to greatly clean up their own acts before even thinking of criticizing rap for its lyrics.

276 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 6:29:32pm

re: #275 EPR-radar

In any case, clueless conservative racists need to greatly clean up their own acts before even thinking of criticizing rap for its lyrics.

Yeah that goes without saying.

277 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 6:31:32pm

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

I think CCJ really missed his calling. He should be on late night infomercials shilling get rich quick schemes.

Ginger Sham Wow. The cocaine use is a plus.

Gah, what did Charles call it the other night? Peruvian Marching Powder or something? I L O Ld

278 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 6:33:03pm

Where’s Tapper?

279 CuriousLurker  Mar 12, 2015 6:35:52pm

I’m gonna cut out early tonight, but I wanted to drop this off first:

You might remember the plight of those poor German homeschoolers who applied for asylum in the USA after the oppressive German government wouldn’t let them teach their kids about Jebus and his pet dinosaur. They really had it rough, and Eric Holder wouldn’t even help them at all, apparently because he’s content to see children abused by having to go to public schools. It was pretty much like the Holocaust, only directed at Christians and with German public school classrooms instead of gas chambers.

Thank heavens, the House of Representatives is going to fix this horrific denial of human rights! […]

Because that’s totally what we need, more RWNJs who don’t believe in public education or science. I just…. I’m done. Later, lizards.

280 thedopefishlives  Mar 12, 2015 6:37:43pm

re: #273 b_sharp

That is so true.

My particular specialty in the field of computer science is data communication. Trust me, I know what I’m on about here. The packets, they just don’t parse correctly when someone’s brain is, how shall we say, not running on all cores.

281 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 6:38:16pm

re: #279 CuriousLurker

I’m gonna cut out early tonight, but I wanted to drop this off first:

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Because that’s totally what we need, more RWNJ who don’t believe in public education or science. I just…. I’m done. Later, lizards.

But of course. I think I heard about this by the way.

282 OhNoZombies!  Mar 12, 2015 6:39:25pm

re: #264 jaunte

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He’s deep thinker.

Not everybody is, wants to be, or even likes rap.
Nobody should use THAT word.
Also, this dude should try not being a dick.

283 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 12, 2015 6:40:02pm

re: #279 CuriousLurker

I’m gonna cut out early tonight, but I wanted to drop this off first:

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Because that’s totally what we need, more RWNJ who don’t believe in public education or science. I just…. I’m done. Later, lizards.

OFFS.

284 austin_blue  Mar 12, 2015 6:40:26pm

re: #265 Charles Johnson

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Sir Pratchett would have had tremendous fun with Chuck, just not in the way of Chuck’s fantasy.

Terry was a gentle satirist, who saved his biggest barbs for those incapable of understanding or accepting “The Other”. The Ankh Morpork Police Department, originally staffed by unregenerate, mostly corrupt white men, eventually was staffed by Werwolves, Vampires (on the wagon), Dwarves, Trolls, Golem, and women in all of the above categories (except Golem- a distinct lack of female Golem in literature).

Bless his heart kind heart, and may he rest in peace. He was one of the funniest writers I have ever read, and one of the most observant of human nature.

Sigh.

285 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 6:41:17pm

re: #283 Blind Frog Belly White

OFFS.

People who can’t homeschool are as oppressed as Jews during the Holocaust.//

286 EPR-radar  Mar 12, 2015 6:44:16pm

re: #279 CuriousLurker

Some things must be shared. Commenter ManchuCandidate wrote this gem (at Wonkette):

“It’s the fundamentalist version of the Sound of Music! The Von Claptrapps!”

287 austin_blue  Mar 12, 2015 6:45:15pm

re: #285 HappyWarrior

People who can’t homeschool are as oppressed as Jews during the Holocaust.//

Why the sarc tags? Isn’t that obvious, you Christian-hating lackwit?!?!

288 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2015 6:50:10pm

Oh lord, the Swift Boaters are back. I’ve seen two posts on my FB attacking Kerry for his responses to the GOP letter.

289 Great White Snark  Mar 12, 2015 6:51:04pm

What The Fuuuuck?

Citing a section of the Justice Department’s scathing report of racial bias within the Ferguson Police Department, Rudy Giuliani said former Officer Darren Wilson should be commended for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.

GAH!

290 darthstar  Mar 12, 2015 6:51:14pm

Obama on a skateboard.

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291 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 6:51:22pm

re: #288 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh lord, the Swift Boaters are back. I’ve seen two posts on my FB attacking Kerry for his responses to the GOP letters.

Pathetic yet to be expected.

292 HappyWarrior  Mar 12, 2015 6:52:00pm

re: #289 Great White Snark

What The Fuuuuck?

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GAH!

It gets worse, he also thinks Obama should be more like Bill Cosby.

293 William Barnett-Lewis  Mar 12, 2015 6:54:00pm

re: #284 austin_blue

Sir Pratchett would have had tremendous fun with Chuck, just not in the way of Chuck’s fantasy.

Terry was a gentle satirist,

No. Not really. There was some serious intense anger there. Only with anger can real satire happen. Good article on it here: theguardian.com

294 Great White Snark  Mar 12, 2015 6:54:26pm

re: #292 HappyWarrior

295 darthstar  Mar 12, 2015 6:58:42pm
297 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 7:00:27pm

re: #295 darthstar

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Fire.
With the killing it.
With.
Fire.
Something.

298 darthstar  Mar 12, 2015 7:02:09pm

re: #297 Varek Raith

Fire.
With the killing it.
With.
Fire.
Something.

It’s dead, but it’s still fresh, so there are live synapses in the nerves within the skin and muscles still. Fucking science.

299 Great White Snark  Mar 12, 2015 7:02:25pm

For CL and BSharp

300 Nyet  Mar 12, 2015 7:02:38pm

re: #297 Varek Raith

You of all beings should have liked it.

301 austin_blue  Mar 12, 2015 7:02:50pm

re: #293 William Barnett-Lewis

No. Not really. There was some serious intense anger there. Only with anger can real satire happen. Good article on it here: theguardian.com

Yes, there was, but he handled his rage gently, with humor. That’s the point.

302 #FergusonFireside  Mar 12, 2015 7:03:35pm

re: #289 Great White Snark

What The Fuuuuck?

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GAH!

He is senile.

303 makeitstop  Mar 12, 2015 7:03:46pm

re: #271 EPR-radar

Some troll repellant from the inimitable Driftglass:driftglass.blogspot.com

Drifty has been on fire lately. From another post:

Because the Clown Car Luke Russert’s dad built and David Gregory tricked out and Chuck Todd treats like a Tiffany glass reliquary for the Beltways most fragile and hilariously overpaid derelicts has long since stopped remotely resembling public interest programming designed to bring people and issues of vital public interest before a table of informed and engaging experts for discussion.

Now, week after week, in play its a forced march through the world’s shittiest carnival fun house. With stale, patched-together pop-up monsters and sound effects designed sometime round 1983 to scare 4-year-olds. A dilapidated mess of groaning gears and ancient mannequins all but abandoned and slowly collapsing into rust ruin because people like Chuck Todd do not have the intellect(ual) firepower or the professional integrity to do anything else with the enormous gifts they has been given.

Amazing wordcraft.

304 darthstar  Mar 12, 2015 7:06:17pm
305 Varek Raith  Mar 12, 2015 7:46:29pm

re: #298 darthstar

It’s dead, but it’s still fresh, so there are live synapses in the nerves within the skin and muscles still. Fucking science.

Then it’s not dead enough.
:P

306 Maddies Mom  Mar 12, 2015 8:10:11pm

re: #290 darthstar

Obama on a skateboard.

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Freaking AWEsome!

307 Lancelot Link  Mar 12, 2015 8:51:42pm

re: #305 Varek Raith

Then it’s not dead enough.
:P

Barbecue it with fire!


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