The Next Right Wing Freakout Looms: Obama to Call for Ban on ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay/Transgender Youth

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President Obama may have originally been opposed to same sex marriage, but he’s now making it clear he’s not going to take the nonsense being peddled by homophobes any more: Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth.

In a statement to be posted on Wednesday evening alongside a whitehouse.gov petition begun in honor of Ms. Alcorn, Mr. Obama will condemn the psychiatric practice, sometimes called “conversion” or “reparative” therapy, which is supported by some socially conservative organizations and religious doctors. The petition has received more than 120,000 signatures in three months.

“We share your concern about its potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer youth,” the statement, written by Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, says, according to a copy obtained by The New York Times. “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.”

So much for Obama’s “lame duck” second term.

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548 comments

1 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 5:47:55pm

So, which did you figure will cause the bigger freakout: That he’s speaking against “conversion therapy,” or that the statement was written by Valerie Jarrett?

2 ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2015 5:49:15pm

I like that “so much for Obama’s lame duck second term ” comment.

I said he was the best lame duck president I’ve seen when he announced the outline to the Iranian deal. At least he is out shaking it up, not hiding out licking wounds.

3 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 5:49:35pm

This is probably going to provoke Babycakes Johnson into a torrent of homophobic insanity.

4 Mattand  Apr 8, 2015 5:49:38pm

re: #1 Targetpractice

So, which did you figure will cause the bigger freakout: That he’s speaking against “conversion therapy,” or that the statement was written by Valerie Jarrett?

Yes.

5 stpaulbear  Apr 8, 2015 5:51:37pm

I wish Obama could have a lame duck third term.

6 Mattand  Apr 8, 2015 5:52:20pm

re: #2 ObserverArt

I like that “so much for Obama’s lame duck second term ” comment.

I said he was the best lame duck president I’ve seen when he announced the outline to the Iranian deal. At least he is out shaking it up, not hiding out licking wounds.

I cannot absolutely wait for the GOP Krazy Klown Kar passengers to weigh in on this one. These fucking morons are absolutely going to trip over one another to see who can be most homophobic for the drooling howler monkey base.

7 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 5:52:43pm

Sorry to go OT so early.

Ugh. This guy. Rand Paul responds to DWS’s response to him re: abortion. So he blathers about the 1% of 1% of abortion, late term.

Bullshit baiting.

8 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 5:54:15pm

re: #7 WhatEVs

I was dealing with one of those fuck nuggets on twitter this afternoon.

9 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 5:55:29pm
10 Belafon  Apr 8, 2015 5:55:40pm

re: #7 WhatEVs

“And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without ‘shushing’ me.” -DWS

11 BeachDem  Apr 8, 2015 5:55:44pm

Aw, poor widdle Rand. Even the NRA doesn’t want him.

Republicans set to address the NRA convention this weekend include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, billionaire Donald Trump and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

tennessean.com

Man—all that hot air in one room—they could probably inflate a dirigible.

12 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 5:57:45pm

The “libertarian” Paul wants govt in every uterus.

13 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 5:58:24pm

re: #11 BeachDem

Man—all that hot air in one room—they could probably inflate a dirigible.

Hindenburg.

14 b.d.  Apr 8, 2015 5:58:41pm

Obama is just f*cking with them now and since those baggers have been crying wolf since before day one nobody cares about their tantrums anymore.

15 BeachDem  Apr 8, 2015 5:58:53pm

re: #13 Nyet

Hindenburg.

If only…

16 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 5:59:00pm

Rand Paul is such an asshole. A despicable asshole.

17 Belafon  Apr 8, 2015 5:59:27pm

Someone should ask Republicans why they aren’t against fourth trimester abortions and see if we can get funding for newborns that way.

18 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 5:59:48pm
19 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 8, 2015 5:59:55pm

re: #9 Kragar

Whorley and those who think like him must also support affordable prenatal care, affordable daycare, and a living wage, right? Just kidding.

20 BeachDem  Apr 8, 2015 6:00:02pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Rand Paul is such an asshole. A despicable asshole.

It’s kind of surprising the ginger avenger went for Cruz instead—he and Rand have so much in common.

21 Bubblehead II  Apr 8, 2015 6:00:38pm

Pasted fromm down stairs.

Night Lizards Experienced something today at the store today that really pissed me off. I think, I can now understand how the T in LGBT community has a problem. I have condition called gynecomastia.

I didn’t ask for this, but nature being what it is,is has decided to give me a pair.

Was called a freak.

22 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:00:44pm

He says Debbie Wasserman-Schultz does support “killing a 7-pound baby” - that is NOT what she said. She said it’s not government’s business at all, that it should be decided by women and their doctors.

The Republican Party absolutely disgusts me at this point. These people are rotten to the core.

23 BeachDem  Apr 8, 2015 6:01:58pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

He says Debbie Wasserman-Schultz does support “killing a 7-pound baby” - that is NOT what she said. She said it’s not government’s business at all, that it should be decided by women and their doctors.

The Republican Party absolutely disgusts me at this point. These people are rotten to the core.

Also, why is he pitting himself against DWS? Makes no sense (although, not much does in East Wingnuttia.)

24 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 8, 2015 6:02:19pm

re: #18 Kragar

Who’s threatening who? @SenTomCotton suggests ‘Several Days’ Of Bombing as GOP Iran Plan

Iran suggests closing the Strait of Hormuz to maritime traffic in response.

25 Belafon  Apr 8, 2015 6:03:18pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

He says Debbie Wasserman-Schultz does support “killing a 7-pound baby” - that is NOT what she said. She said it’s not government’s business at all, that it should be decided by women and their doctors.

The Republican Party absolutely disgusts me at this point. These people are rotten to the core.

I read through the comments, and one of the commenters said she supported it because she didn’t say she was against it.

I would love to know why their God kills half of all fetuses.

26 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2015 6:03:24pm

re: #21 Bubblehead II

{{hugs}}

27 team_fukit  Apr 8, 2015 6:04:00pm

sounds to me that all the Repubs (Rand, Cotton, et al) have to offer so far is Big Government solutions.

28 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:04:17pm

re: #24 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Iran suggests closing the Strait of Hormuz to maritime traffic in response.

I suggest sending Tom and dropping him in the desert.

29 Drive By Commenter  Apr 8, 2015 6:05:06pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

He says Debbie Wasserman-Schultz does support “killing a 7-pound baby” - that is NOT what she said. She said it’s not government’s business at all, that it should be decided by women and their doctors.

The Republican Party absolutely disgusts me at this point. These people are rotten to the core.

They are the worm in the apple.

30 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 6:05:32pm

re: #21 Bubblehead II

Many hugs.

31 b.d.  Apr 8, 2015 6:06:04pm

re: #24 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Iran suggests closing the Strait of Hormuz to maritime traffic in response.

IF IRAN RETALIATES OVER US BOMBING THEM THEN WE’LL NUKE THEM!

32 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Apr 8, 2015 6:06:04pm

re: #25 Belafon

I read through the comments, and one of the commenters said she supported it because she didn’t say she was against it.

I would love to know why their God kills half of all fetuses.

Actually, it’s more than half of all pregnancies are aborted by God, or at least not by humans - depends on whether you believe or not.

33 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 6:06:41pm
34 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:07:08pm
35 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:08:18pm
36 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:09:18pm
37 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 6:09:50pm

re: #33 #FergusonFireside

What am I missing? A bottle of bleach? I can’t really see the icons, though. ??

38 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:10:28pm
39 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 6:10:40pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

What am I missing? A bottle of bleach? I can’t really see the icons, though. ??

They released new emoji’s today, that included black people.

40 b.d.  Apr 8, 2015 6:12:40pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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He’s smoked too much crack

41 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:13:04pm

re: #39 #FergusonFireside

They released new emoji’s today, that included black people.

What. Da. Fuck?

42 Bubblehead II  Apr 8, 2015 6:13:06pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks. To be honest, How the hell do you women put up with them? They throw me off balance, And they are only B cups.

43 teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2015 6:13:48pm

Real quick OT.

Hey Charles, check this out! Road bike madness!

Video

44 TedStriker  Apr 8, 2015 6:14:36pm

re: #11 BeachDem

Aw, poor widdle Rand. Even the NRA doesn’t want him.

Republicans set to address the NRA convention this weekend include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, billionaire Donald Trump and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

tennessean.com

Man—all that hot air in one room—they could probably inflate a dirigible.

Yeah…and they’ll all be in my town.

Oh, joy…

45 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:15:04pm
46 LastYearsMan  Apr 8, 2015 6:15:28pm

re: #18 Kragar

It’s like Republicans want Iranians to be united around their worst, most radical rulers. Because that’s what bombing Iran would do. Lord forbid we encourage one of the most entrepreneurial people in the Middle East to be more open and democratic.

47 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:15:39pm
48 b.d.  Apr 8, 2015 6:15:55pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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Whatcha talkin’ ‘bout Chuck?
49 Timothy Watson  Apr 8, 2015 6:15:56pm

re: #11 BeachDem

Aw, poor widdle Rand. Even the NRA doesn’t want him.

Republicans set to address the NRA convention this weekend include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, billionaire Donald Trump and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

tennessean.com

Man—all that hot air in one room—they could probably inflate a dirigible.

There was a Ron Paul blimp in either 2008 or 2012.

50 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:16:04pm
51 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:16:46pm

re: #43 teleskiguy

That guy is out of his mind.

52 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 6:17:24pm

re: #39 #FergusonFireside

They released new emoji’s today, that included black people.

Uhm. Ok. And this guy apparently didn’t like that? Or were they eating watermelon or something? I’m still lost.

53 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 8, 2015 6:17:49pm

re: #21 Bubblehead II

Pasted fromm down stairs.

Night Lizards Experienced something today at the store today that really pissed me off. I think, I can now understand how the T in LGBT community has a problem. I have condition called gynecomastia.

I didn’t ask for this, but nature being what it is,is has decided to give me a pair.

Was called a freak.

{{{BHII)}}

We’re all freaks in one way or another. That’s why we must all hang together or we shall most assuredly all hang separately.

54 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:18:44pm

re: #43 teleskiguy

55 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 6:20:16pm

re: #42 Bubblehead II

Thanks. To be honest, How the hell do you women put up with them? They throw me off balance, And they are only B cups.

DD’s here. Sleeping in my belly takes constant shuffling. Other than that, they’re just here.

My grandmother had her’s reduced because she hated the weight. In her older years they affected her back, shoulders, lots of things. She loves her little titties. :-)

56 psddluva4evah  Apr 8, 2015 6:20:25pm
57 b_sharp  Apr 8, 2015 6:20:27pm

re: #21 Bubblehead II

Pasted fromm down stairs.

Night Lizards Experienced something today at the store today that really pissed me off. I think, I can now understand how the T in LGBT community has a problem. I have condition called gynecomastia.

I didn’t ask for this, but nature being what it is,is has decided to give me a pair.

Was called a freak.

Unfortunately for humans there still exist people with sub-human attitudes.

58 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:20:40pm
59 b.d.  Apr 8, 2015 6:21:20pm
Hey Ted, here’s a couple of calories for ya
60 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 6:22:18pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

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I guess that last request to Twitter Support about murder for hire just didn’t get through to them.

RBS

61 b.d.  Apr 8, 2015 6:22:22pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

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oh that doesn’t sound like soliciting a hit at all

O_o

62 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:22:28pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

Seen that a while ago, Chuck still not suspended. So much for those twitter promises.

63 teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2015 6:22:43pm

re: #54 Kragar

Dude! OW!

64 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 8, 2015 6:23:12pm

re: #46 LastYearsMan

It’s like Republicans want Iranians to be united around their worst, most radical rulers. Because that’s what bombing Iran would do. Lord forbid we encourage one of the most entrepreneurial people in the Middle East to be more open and democratic.

Of course they do. Our aggressive crazies know that they succeed politically if Americans are afraid of foreign aggressive crazies. Republicans can’t succeed in a peaceful, cooperative world.

65 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:25:20pm

re: #63 teleskiguy

Dude! OW!

66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 6:25:42pm

re: #63 teleskiguy

Dude! OW!

“Hold my beer and watch this!”

67 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:27:02pm
68 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:27:28pm

re: #66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“Hold my beer and watch this!”

Russian version: “Hold my bear and watch this!”

69 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 6:27:35pm

re: #67 Charles Johnson

Walter Scott, isn’t it?

70 bratwurst  Apr 8, 2015 6:28:12pm
71 stpaulbear  Apr 8, 2015 6:28:15pm

re: #65 Kragar

I’m sorry, but watching people do such stupid shit makes me LOL.

72 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:30:10pm

re: #70 bratwurst

Are those photos of shirtless Poutine on a horse?

73 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:30:39pm

Corrected. Twitter really needs an edit feature for tweets.

74 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 6:31:45pm

re: #71 stpaulbear

I’m sorry, but watching people do such stupid shit makes me LOL.

Does that make us terrible people?

75 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 6:35:59pm

re: #67 Charles Johnson

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So I guess solicitation of murder is OK on Twitter? How about subornation of false muster? Asking ‘cause I’m gonna have to see an example of that to know what it means.

76 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:36:48pm
77 Belafon  Apr 8, 2015 6:37:45pm

I had a thought on Obama these last two years. Foreign policy was actually Obama strength. With the economy doing OK, and Republicans preventing anything else from happening, he can concentrate on it and we’re finally getting to see the results.

78 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:37:58pm

re: #75 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So I guess solicitation of murder is OK on Twitter? How about subornation of false muster? Asking ‘cause I’m gonna have to see an example of that to know what it means.

You’ve been reading Kent Hovind again, I see.

79 goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2015 6:39:32pm
80 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 6:40:59pm

re: #78 Nyet

You’ve been reading Kent Hovind again, I see.

I had to look that one up. Didn’t he also try the “If there’s a crockoduck, you must obstruct” defense?

81 stpaulbear  Apr 8, 2015 6:42:26pm

re: #74 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Does that make us terrible people?

As long as we weren’t the ones saying ‘Yeah! go for it!’ I think we’re OK.

82 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 6:42:40pm

re: #78 Nyet

You’ve been reading Kent Hovind again, I see.

Oh, the “Sovereign Citizen” lunatics have been nattering about that ever since I can remember. Filing dozens of fraudulent liens against someone’s house over any disagreement is apparently all right, but SoFM is a real no-no.

83 Drive By Commenter  Apr 8, 2015 6:43:09pm

re: #66 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“Hold my beer and watch this!”

What every Red Neck says right before he dies; “Hey, ya’ll! WATCH THIS!!”

84 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:44:27pm

re: #80 RealityBasedSteve

I had to look that one up. Didn’t he also try the “If there’s a crockoduck, you must obstruct” defense?

“If there’s a crocoduck, that means… oh fuck!”

85 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:44:42pm

Chuck’s comment about “every calorie is one gallon of water” is apparently the latest wingnut talking point against California’s water rationing.

86 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:45:09pm

Yes, it’s ridiculous and stupid.

87 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 6:46:22pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Chuck’s comment about “every calorie is one gallon of water” is apparently the latest wingnut talking point against California’s water rationing.

In the case of lettuce, it might be 100 gallons—what’s his point, exactly?

88 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 6:47:13pm

re: #83 Drive By Commenter

What every Red Neck says right before he dies; “Hey, ya’ll! WATCH THIS!!”

I used to be certified as an EMT and would fly missions on occasion with the Medevac unit I was in. I can’t tell you the number of stupid incidents where the report included the phrase “The strong smell of alcohol was noted on the patient”.

I think of my personal favorites was the guy that decided that it would be a good idea to tape down the safety handle on the lawn mower, pick it up, and use it to cut back his hedges. Yea…. ended about like you’d imagine.

RBS

89 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 6:47:20pm

re: #87 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

In the case of lettuce, it might be 100 gallons—what’s his point, exactly?

My guess, it’s more anti-government BS. “The government take away my right to water my lawn! I have a right to green grass, damnit!”

90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 6:47:41pm

Oh, I get it: If you ration water, you abort 7-pound heads of baby lettuce. Or something.

91 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:48:35pm
92 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:49:15pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I don’t advise trying to figure this one out. There’s probably a grain of truth somewhere, but they’re distorting it to serve a big business agenda, as always.

93 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:49:37pm

That reminded me:

94 psddluva4evah  Apr 8, 2015 6:50:33pm

Here’s the thing. I’ve read somewhere that a 2nd video that allegedly came from the police car dash cam.

If it came from car cam, them it may show the “struggle” or when Mr Scott “fled” the traffic stop.

Now if this 2nd video does show that type of footage and was released first, you can best believe it would be used to say “any” struggle from Mr Scott would deem it as enough for his murder by this damn cop.

Will the coverage change? Almost certainly.

Now of course the car cam may not show any struggle, but I certainly expect to see, even in “friendly” sources, commentary about “well why did he resist” or “well he does appears to be struggling with the officer”.

If such as tape exists then that is when the shit will hit the fan. I suspect the PD would have already looked for the dash cam video and if it had shown a struggle, I fully expect them to “leak” the footage ala Mike Brown’s cigarello video, but in this case, the family was able to get this video out first.

thehill.com

ETA: Maddow just said we can expect the 2nd video to be releases tomorrow.

95 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 6:50:39pm

Then again, it could just as well be the latest twist on the drought being “man-made” as in the EPA is preventing California from diverting a river because of “a single fish.”

96 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:50:52pm
97 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 6:52:01pm

I managed to caulk shut (after removing the damaged grout) the spot where the ants have been coming in. I am hoping this will result in me being the all-conquering hero.

I also proofread parts of a grant application for a local theater group that I have ended up being a “friend of the board” for. Go productive adult me!

98 Mattand  Apr 8, 2015 6:52:10pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Chuck’s comment about “every calorie is one gallon of water” is apparently the latest wingnut talking point against California’s water rationing.

I started to go upthread and see what exactly CCJ was talking about, but then I figured I don’t speak crazy and didn’t need the migraine.

It’s been mentioned in the past that Limbaugh has promoted this loon. I wonder if Chuck’s becoming so mental that even ol’ Rush has realized what a toxic wastedump he is.

99 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 6:52:47pm

re: #94 psddluva4evah

I don’t think it should play any role, but yeah, it will.

100 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:52:51pm

re: #94 psddluva4evah

I knew this was coming. There’s going to be a major right wing push-back - it’s just taking them a couple of days to get it organized.

101 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 6:53:30pm

re: #94 psddluva4evah

Here’s the thing. I’ve read somewhere that a 2nd video that allegedly came from the police car dash cam.

If it came from car cam, them it may show the “struggle” or when Mr Scott “fled” the traffic stop.

Now if this 2nd video does show that type of footage and was released first, you can best believe it would be used to say “any” struggle from Mr Scott would deem it as enough for his murder by this damn cop.

Will the coverage change? Almost certainly.

Now of course the car cam may not show any struggle, but I certainly expect to see, even in “friendly” sources, commentary about “well why did he resist” or “well he does appears to be struggling with the officer”.

If such as tape exists then that is when the shit will hit the fan. I suspect the PD would have already looked for the dash cam video and if it had shown a struggle, I fully expect them to “leak” the footage ala Mike Brown’s cigarello video, but in this case, the family was able to get this video out first.

thehill.com

That may very well have been the plan, hold onto the video in the event that the family sued for wrongful death or there was a public outcry, then “leak” it to the press along with hints that any “struggle” in the video lends weight to the cop’s version of events.

102 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 6:57:24pm
103 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 7:01:49pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Chuck’s comment about “every calorie is one gallon of water” is apparently the latest wingnut talking point against California’s water rationing.

Funny thing is… they are not altogether wrong on the numbers. Just some quick checking, beef comes in at about 2 gallons per calorie (assuming that all the beef on a cow was roast beef), chicken is better at just over 1 gallon per calorie. Lentils come in at about 2 calories per gallon.

But the issue is “so what does that prove?”. That the further up the food chain you go, the more water costs involved? This is one of those talking points that just makes no sense at all to me.

In any case, it’s hardly new news… which is why upChuck is right at home with it

huffingtonpost.com

104 Bubblehead II  Apr 8, 2015 7:01:49pm

Night, again Lizards. Thank to those those posted messages of support.

105 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 7:05:40pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

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The mayor’s making these statements the same day, IIRC, that the chief of police announced that all interviews are on hold until Scott’s been buried. If anything came out of Ferguson for police departments, I think it was the knowledge that they have to avoid making statements until they settle on a narrative that they feel comfortable defending. In this case, it will likely be that the whole thing was a “tragic mistake,” that Slager only shot Scott because he was “resisting arrest,” and that he acted on his training which is what every officer is expected to do.

106 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2015 7:06:15pm

I’m headed off to sleep, too.
laterz, all.

107 Lidane  Apr 8, 2015 7:09:44pm
So much for Obama’s “lame duck” second term.

Shorter Obama to the GOP:

108 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 7:10:07pm

I like eating food.

109 PhillyPretzel  Apr 8, 2015 7:10:25pm

re: #107 Lidane

Good Night to my fellow Lizards.

110 teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2015 7:13:03pm

Whuuuh?!?

111 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 7:14:33pm

re: #107 Lidane

Shorter Obama to the GOP:

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112 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 7:14:42pm

re: #110 teleskiguy

Whuuuh?!?

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OK, I don’t want to waste the bandwidth, so picture that tardigrade here again….

113 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 7:15:12pm

re: #110 teleskiguy

Whuuuh?!?

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Drin is her tribe’s chief huntress; she lives for the thrill of the hunt. Men and sex hold no allure for her, as Drin has never found a partner to satisfy her. When a T-Rex descends upon her village, destroying it, Drin demands that the tribe’s hunters go in search of the beast and slaughter it. Opting for safety instead of revenge, the tribe moves to a new location, hoping that the big beast won’t follow them.

It does.

Drin taunts the beast, giving her tribes mates time to flee. As she runs, leading it through a gauntlet of traps, the thrill of the hunt soars through her blood, leaving her wet with desire. When the angry T-Rex corners the huntress in a box canyon, it seems more interested in her wet womanhood than in her flesh.

Words: 5,800

114 teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2015 7:16:05pm

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

115 TedStriker  Apr 8, 2015 7:17:58pm

re: #113 RealityBasedSteve

Yeesh…and I thought furries were bad.

116 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 7:18:03pm

re: #114 teleskiguy

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

117 TedStriker  Apr 8, 2015 7:18:29pm

re: #114 teleskiguy

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Different strokes, indeed…

118 goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2015 7:21:21pm
Generic Food
119 bratwurst  Apr 8, 2015 7:22:34pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

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Yep, that’s a gallon of water right there. /

120 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 7:24:05pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

I like eating food.

I can’t believe you like eating food too.

121 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 7:24:48pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

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In Repo Man the can said “Eats”. Regional brand?

122 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 7:25:04pm

re: #120 Nyet

I can’t believe you like eating food too.

You know who else like eating food…. I’ll tell you…
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T-Rex…that’s who.

RBS

123 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 7:26:01pm

re: #113 RealityBasedSteve

Drin is her tribe’s chief huntress; she lives for the thrill of the hunt. Men and sex hold no allure for her, as Drin has never found a partner to satisfy her. When a T-Rex descends upon her village, destroying it, Drin demands that the tribe’s hunters go in search of the beast and slaughter it. Opting for safety instead of revenge, the tribe moves to a new location, hoping that the big beast won’t follow them.

It does.

Drin taunts the beast, giving her tribes mates time to flee. As she runs, leading it through a gauntlet of traps, the thrill of the hunt soars through her blood, leaving her wet with desire. When the angry T-Rex corners the huntress in a box canyon, it seems more interested in her wet womanhood than in her flesh.

Words: 5,800

Still a better love story than Twilight. ///

124 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:26:58pm

re: #122 RealityBasedSteve

You know who else like eating food…. I’ll tell you…
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T-Rex…that’s who.

RBS

I thought it liked eating…wet womanhood.

(Bow chicka bow)

125 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 7:28:26pm

re: #124 WhatEVs

I thought it liked eating…wet womanhood.

(Bow chicka bow)

Does that make you a bad person?

AFAF

126 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 7:28:53pm

re: #123 Nyet

Still a better love story than Twilight. ///

I used to think nothing could be worse than Twilight.

And then 50 Shades of Gray entered the picture.

I suppose all that really needs to be said is that it started as Twilight fanfiction.

127 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 7:29:03pm
128 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 7:30:38pm

re: #126 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I used to think nothing could be worse than Twilight.

And then 50 Shades of Gray entered the picture.

I suppose all that really needs to be said is that it started as Twilight fanfiction.

129 bratwurst  Apr 8, 2015 7:30:41pm

But of course!

130 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:30:53pm

re: #125 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Does that make you a bad person?

AFAF

Hey, I didn’t write the Dino porn! I just copied it.

(Yabba dabba do. And you wondered why Wilma was always smiling.)

131 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 7:31:13pm

I just used the “look inside” feature on that T-Rex book. Eww. Seems like it’s not only bestiality, but also a healthy doze of guro.

132 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 7:32:09pm
If you value your sanity, do NOT google “Dinosaur Porn”
133 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 7:32:19pm
134 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:32:32pm

re: #126 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It did? I thought some college prof wrote 50 Shades of Awful under a pseudonym.

135 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 7:33:52pm

re: #132 RealityBasedSteve

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Rule 34 is never broken.

136 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:34:01pm

re: #131 Nyet

I just used the “look inside” feature on that T-Rex book. Eww. Seems like it’s not only bestiality, but also a healthy doze of guro.

I know I’m going to regret looking up guro. I just know it.

137 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 7:34:07pm

re: #131 Nyet

I just used the “look inside” feature on that T-Rex book. Eww. Seems like it’s not only bestiality, but also a healthy doze of guro.

I just googled guro. Thanks mucho.

138 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 8, 2015 7:34:43pm

re: #136 WhatEVs

Don’t. If you don’t know it you don’t want to. Please trust me.

139 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 7:35:22pm

re: #138 William Barnett-Lewis

Don’t. If you don’t know it you don’t want to. Please trust me.

Indeed, if you value your sanity, don’t Google it.

140 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 7:35:28pm

lol

141 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 7:35:38pm

re: #136 WhatEVs

I know I’m going to regret looking up guro. I just know it.

You probably will.

142 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:35:45pm

re: #136 WhatEVs

I know I’m going to regret looking up guro. I just know it.

Yup. Sorry.

143 Lidane  Apr 8, 2015 7:36:44pm

Freepers are taking this announcement by POTUS with their usual grace and wit:

They want an ongoing culture war. Once sodomy is legalized, they want homosexual marriage. Once they get that, they want to promote genital mutilation aka transgenderism. There needs to be pushback against perversion.
The Democrats have become a party of perverts and parasites.

I do not see how it is any of Obama’s business. It is a family matter.

Our president sure is fixated on this topic, to the extent he can safely be considered a homosexual activist.
The next question is why.

The left wing homosexual lobby cannot afford to allow conversion therapy, not because it is ineffective, but because they are scared shitless it might just work now and then.
If it does work, it torpedoes their necessary political proposition that sexual orientation is inborn and unchangeable. If it turns out that the homosexual can be led to the straight life, they can no longer claim the right to be a “protected class” like race or sex or national origin.

That is why this is a key issue for homosexual politics.

Yes, it’s far better to treat a psychiatric disorder with physical mutilation.


Why? - well, perhaps they want every qualified deviant available to fill the ranks of the up-and-coming American Sturmabteilung - don’t want any attrition in the ranks, no, or maybe even Obammy is longing for an eventual “change” down the road like what Brucie-poo Jenner has in mind. The possibilities are endless.

What about the ruined lives from homosexuality? What about the tortured souls dealing (silently or not) with the guilt and self-detesting that living with these unnatural same sex attractions has caused?

What about the stories of homosexuals who commit suicide over a relationship gone bad or because they’re so guilty about their lusts that they can’t take it anymore?

It happens, Mr. Obama. And now you want ban a possible avenue of help and relief for them. How very less than loving (AHEM!) of you.

144 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 8, 2015 7:37:27pm

re: #110 teleskiguy

Whuuuh?!?

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That has to be the strangest bit of formula fiction I’ve seen since I first read the The Executioner series of books as a teen.

145 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 7:37:36pm

Oh, and that guro-zooporn is also YEC (T-Rex v. people, eh?).

146 jaunte  Apr 8, 2015 7:38:02pm

re: #143 Lidane

the up-and-coming American Sturmabteilung

They certainly are taking their time about it.

147 The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 8, 2015 7:38:48pm

re: #131 Nyet

guro

DAMMIT I HAD SUCCESSFULLY FORGOTTEN THAT WAS A THING

(I’d say “I have to go kill a bunch of brain cells,” but so many of them are committing suicide)

148 prairiefire  Apr 8, 2015 7:38:52pm

This time I will not google. Hard lesson learned on tub girl. Do not google that, either.

149 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 7:39:02pm

re: #144 William Barnett-Lewis

That has to be the strangest bit of formula fiction I’ve seen since I first read the The Executioner series of books as a teen.

I remember those. Kill, kill, kill, sexy times, kill kill, Sexy time with killing, kill, kill.

RBS

150 jaunte  Apr 8, 2015 7:40:09pm

re: #110 teleskiguy

From the reviews:

I loved it! My husband keeps asking why I have a photo of a T-Rex on our headboard. I tell him to stop talking and tuck his arms back into his sleeves. Only Christie Sims understands me.

151 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:40:22pm

re: #143 Lidane

Big Ghey…so FABULOUS. I find myself laughing at these people - who have nothing to do with Big Ghey - other than to kvetch.

152 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 8, 2015 7:40:24pm

re: #149 RealityBasedSteve

I remember those. Kill, kill, kill, sexy times, kill kill, Sexy time with killing, kill, kill.

RBS

Yep that’s the ones. According to wiki there’s over 600 of the things out there now.

153 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:41:46pm

re: #148 prairiefire

This time I will not google. Hard lesson learned on tub girl. Do not google that, either.

I googled 2 girls 1 cup. That was something I’d kill to remove from my brain.

154 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 7:42:57pm

re: #153 WhatEVs

When in doubt, squint. Reduces the impact ;)

155 Lidane  Apr 8, 2015 7:43:37pm

re: #153 WhatEVs

I googled 2 girls 1 cup. That was something I’d kill to remove from my brain.

I did that one night when I was really, really drunk. The resulting hangover allowed me the gift of forgetting what I saw.

156 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 7:44:41pm

re: #155 Lidane

I did that one night when I was really, really drunk. The resulting hangover allowed me the gift of forgetting I ever saw it.

If I’d have watched that drunk…it would have ended badly.

157 TedStriker  Apr 8, 2015 7:46:02pm

re: #130 WhatEVs

Hey, I didn’t write the Dino porn! I just copied it.

(Yabba dabba do. And you wondered why Wilma was always smiling.)

Bow-wow-chicka-wow-wow…

158 Lidane  Apr 8, 2015 7:46:20pm

re: #156 WhatEVs

If I’d have watched that drunk…it would have ended badly.

For me it ended with a hellish hangover and no memory of any visuals.

Works for me.

159 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 7:47:01pm

re: #134 WhatEVs

It did? I thought some college prof wrote 50 Shades of Awful under a pseudonym.

The original title was “Master of the Universe.”

No, I’m not kidding.

160 The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 8, 2015 7:50:21pm

re: #151 WhatEVs

Big Ghey…so FABULOUS. I find myself laughing at these people - who have nothing to do with Big Ghey - other than to kvetch.

Big Gay, like most manifestations of “the Liberal Conspiracy,” exist so that they can be as authoritarian and underhanded as they like, but claim it’s in self-defense.

Because it’s always self-defense, and it’s always self-defense against a conspiracy so cryptic that they can’t prove it, you just have to accept their descriptions of how big and sinister it is.

…and then you just have to accept that whatever they do—crazy laws, cheating, violence—was justified, because giant sinister conspiracy that’s so powerful they can’t prove it unless you let them make crazy laws, cheat, and knock people around.

161 Lidane  Apr 8, 2015 7:52:01pm
162 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 7:53:33pm
163 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 7:54:26pm
164 Lidane  Apr 8, 2015 7:58:45pm

re: #162 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Michele Bachmann: Obama’s deal with Iran ‘virtually guarantees’ World War III

“Vritually guarantees”? On what fucking planet?

Oh right. She probably thinks that bombing Iran would be easy and quick.

165 bratwurst  Apr 8, 2015 8:01:32pm

re: #164 Lidane

“Vritually guarantees”? On what fucking planet?

Oh right. She probably thinks that bombing Iran would be easy and quick.

She is not the only one!

What the fuck is wrong with this man?

166 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:04:49pm

re: #159 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That was profoundly awful. And I liked Twilight.

Funny Twilight story. I was in CA and wound up living through a 5.8 earthquake. Watching the entertainment center in my hotel room bounce off the wall; trying to remember what to do in an earthquake (Tub? Doorframe??) I was terrified.

I was working there and made it through the week, leaving the night before I normally would have, spending the last night at an airport hotel.

I had two glasses of wine at the hotel (a real party for me) and all my freaking out the whole week before - that I kept in check to get through work - came out…I couldn’t stop crying.

All night. All the way to the airport. I cried.

On the flight, I was reading Twilight - and crying. My seat mate, when we started talking, thought it was Twilight that was making me cry.

I burst out laughing and didn’t cry all the way home.

I did, however, spend the next three weeks crying. PTSD or something. I was going to go talk with someone when I started to get better.

That someone could cry from Twilight? Really? The thought still cracks me up.

167 #FergusonFireside  Apr 8, 2015 8:11:04pm

LGF introduced me to the Human Centipede.

n’uf said.

168 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 8, 2015 8:16:08pm

re: #166 WhatEVs

Cry from the pain, perhaps?

Someone should write an analysis of how the characterization of vampires has changed over the years. Dracula and Nosferatu were evil ghouls who preyed on the innocent. Anne Rice turned them into misunderstood, tortured creatures who just wanted to “fit in” and/or die a normal death. The Twilight series took that one step further and turned them into something teenage girls long for, a kind of “bad boy,” but all sparkly and cute.

169 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 8, 2015 8:16:19pm

re: #166 WhatEVs

I still cry when I have to leave California.

170 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 8:17:13pm

re: #167 #FergusonFireside

Featuring the leading actors from the first two films, Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, who will play new characters, along with actors from the first two films: Bill Hutchens (Dr. Sebring in Full Sequence) and Peter Blankenstein (Det. Voller in First Sequence and Alan in Full), The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) will be released both theatrically and on video on demand on 22 May 2015.[1]

Plot[edit]
Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R. Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.[1]

171 Belafon  Apr 8, 2015 8:18:25pm

re: #167 #FergusonFireside

LGF introduced me to the Human Centipede.

n’uf said.

After my oldest son and i watched that movie, I put up a post on facebook warning people about it. I tell people about it at work just to watch their reaction. I have not watched the sequel.

172 Romantic Heretic  Apr 8, 2015 8:19:53pm

re: #110 teleskiguy

Whuuuh?!?

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Not nearly as strange and gross as zombie romance, and yes, that is a thing as well.

173 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 8:20:31pm

And back to the Dinosaurs… Brontosaurus is back!!!!

Some of the largest animals to ever walk on Earth were the long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs known as the sauropods—and the most famous of these giants is probably Brontosaurus, the “thunder lizard.” Deeply rooted as this titan is in the popular imagination, however, for more than a century scientists thought it never existed.

The first of the Brontosaurus genus was named in 1879 by famed paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. The specimen still stands on display in the Great Hall of Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. In 1903, however, paleontologist Elmer Riggs found that Brontosaurus was apparently the same as the genus Apatosaurus, which Marsh had first described in 1877. In such cases the rules of scientific nomenclature state that the oldest name has priority, dooming Brontosaurus to another extinction.

Now a new study suggests resurrecting Brontosaurus. It turns out the original Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus fossils appear different enough to belong to separate groups after all. “Generally, Brontosaurus can be distinguished from Apatosaurus most easily by its neck, which is higher and less wide,” says lead study author Emanuel Tschopp, a vertebrate paleontologist at the New University of Lisbon in Portugal. “So although both are very massive and robust animals, Apatosaurus is even more extreme than Brontosaurus.”

scientificamerican.com

174 Nyet  Apr 8, 2015 8:21:51pm

re: #173 RealityBasedSteve

“See, the eggheads know nuthin’!”

175 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:21:58pm

re: #169 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I still cry when I have to leave California.

I love Cali. I dream of living there. I also now have a mental preparedness for the ground shaking my ass all over the place, something I did not have before. Plus, I now know what we’re supposed to do in an earthquake. I was unsure and scared when it happened because I didn’t possess the knowledge to help me survive. And that scared me as much as the building shaking.

176 dholmes32  Apr 8, 2015 8:21:59pm

Hot on the heels of “Going Clear,” the LA Times has a blockbuster of a story tonight:

Exclusive Scientology head’s father was spied on, police report says

For 18 months [circa 2013, so *recent*] private detectives tracked every move made by the father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology, as they eavesdropped, spied on his emails and planted a GPS unit on his car, according to police records.

The church paid the two detectives $10,000 a week through an intermediary, the records indicate, all because Miscavige feared that his father would divulge too much about the organization’s activities.

The episode, detailed in documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, is the latest in a decades-long series of allegations that the church has intimidated, harassed or abused current and former members, at times going to great lengths to dissuade them from discussing their experiences or knowledge of the secretive religion.

latimes.com

177 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 8:23:08pm

re: #175 WhatEVs

I love Cali. I dream of living there. I also now have a mental preparedness for the ground shaking my ass all over the place, something I did not have before. Plus, I now know what we’re supposed to do in an earthquake. I was unsure and scared when it happened because I didn’t possess the knowledge to help me survive. And that scared me as much as the building shaking.

I find the scariest part is not knowing, in those first few seconds of shaking, if it is suddenly going to get worse.

My first one I was all like “lalalala, the train is kind of bumpy ….I am not on a train. wait a minute.”

178 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:25:34pm

re: #177 klys (maker of Silmarils)

LOL!

The gods could have started me off in a 3.0 or something. :-)

179 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 8:28:05pm

re: #178 WhatEVs

LOL!

The gods could have started me off in a 3.0 or something. :-)

Mine was a 5.4, and I was on the fifth floor of an 8 story building. :) But I wasn’t too close to the epicenter, and that also helps.

The 6.0 up in Napa earlier this year/late last year was just barely a teeny little tremble by the time it made it down here. Just enough to make the shower door rattle.

A 3.0 you can generally barely feel it. In my experience. We had a 2.9 about two weeks ago that I felt mostly because I was in bed but not asleep yet. Didn’t even rate shaking the shower door.

180 Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2015 8:28:48pm

Well Charles, this will likely be the next wingnut talking point about the Scott murder:

“This is the great thing about that horrible, horrible tape, and why it’s necessary that cameras are everywhere: I didn’t see a black man killed by a white cop; I saw a man shoot another man in the back,” he said. “I saw an actual act. You can’t theorize, you can’t come up with hypotheticals. You actually see that.”

*snip*

Unlike talking heads like us or activists, the camera sees more than color,” Gutfeld said on Wednesday. “The camera captures the actual incident — an incident that in my view, cannot be justified. What I saw there, it’s just unbelievable [that] you would shoot somebody as they’re moving away from you and then supposedly, perhaps, planting evidence to make it look like you were justified.”

181 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 8:29:32pm

re: #180 Targetpractice

Well Charles, this will likely be the next wingnut talking point about the Scott murder:

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*snip*

/headdesk

182 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 8:29:38pm
183 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 8:30:06pm

re: #177 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I find the scariest part is not knowing, in those first few seconds of shaking, if it is suddenly going to get worse.

My first one I was all like “lalalala, the train is kind of bumpy ….I am not on a train. wait a minute.”

The first earthquake I ever felt was at Ft. Ord in Monterey CA. I got there after being stationed for a year on the southern tip of the Sinai, and the trailers that we were in used to rock back and forth a bit when the winds blew hard.

Cut to California, a 4 story masonry barracks. I wake up about 3 am, things are rocking back and forth and I think “Man, the wind must really be blowing to move this building” and fall right back asleep. It wasn’t until the morning that I figured out what had really happened.

It’s a weird and scary feeling when terra firma isn’t so firma any more.

RBS

184 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 8, 2015 8:31:27pm

re: #173 RealityBasedSteve

And back to the Dinosaurs… Brontosaurus is back!!!!

scientificamerican.com

Bully for Brontosaurus!

They came within one vote (Thank heavens for Ernst Mayr) of evicting B. constrictor—the founding member, if you will—from genus Boa. Sometimes you’ve just got to exercise a little common sense.

185 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 8:32:49pm
186 goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2015 8:34:18pm

re: #179 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Mine was a 5.4, and I was on the fifth floor of an 8 story building. :) But I wasn’t too close to the epicenter, and that also helps.

The 6.0 up in Napa earlier this year/late last year was just barely a teeny little tremble by the time it made it down here. Just enough to make the shower door rattle.

A 3.0 you can generally barely feel it. In my experience. We had a 2.9 about two weeks ago that I felt mostly because I was in bed but not asleep yet. Didn’t even rate shaking the shower door.

My biggest quake was a 6.8, it lasted 45 seconds and I was in the top floor of a brick building built in 1906. I was genuinely askerred.

187 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:35:22pm

re: #179 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I was in a 5.8 near the epicenter. The whole building was shaking. I thought the entertainment center was going to topple over. It was literally bouncing off the wall. I had visions of the building collapsing.

My original hotel (I changed when I found they didn’t have smoking rooms when I was checking in) broke a water main and was uninhabitable.

I’ve never been more frightened in my entire life.

188 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 8:36:45pm

re: #186 goddamnedfrank

My biggest quake was a 6.8, it lasted 45 seconds and I was in the top floor of a brick building build in 1906. I was genuinely askerred.

Hayward is overdue and has been shown to connect to the Calaveras fault system as well. I won’t lie and say I don’t think about that.

I just remind myself that the house made it through Loma Prieta fine and I hope he’s not at work when it happens, because his office is built on fill.

189 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 8:37:32pm

re: #187 WhatEVs

I was in a 5.8 near the epicenter. The whole building was shaking. I thought the entertainment center was going to topple over. It was literally bouncing off the wall. I had visions of the building collapsing.

My original hotel (I changed when I found they didn’t have smoking rooms when I was checking in) broke a water main and was uninhabitable.

I’ve never been more frightened in my entire life.

Biggest I was in the center for was the Whittier Narrows quake back in ‘87

190 Romantic Heretic  Apr 8, 2015 8:41:21pm

re: #165 bratwurst

She is not the only one!

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What the fuck is wrong with this man?

My thought? He’s a REMF. A Rear Echelon Mother Fucker. All he knows about war is that he gives the order and others do the suffering and dying.

Yes, I know he supposedly served in Iraq but I don’t believe it. He doesn’t act like a Loyal And Fraternal Member Of Them What Has Been Shot At, to quote Bill Mauldin.

191 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 8, 2015 8:41:33pm

re: #175 WhatEVs

I love Cali. I dream of living there. I also now have a mental preparedness for the ground shaking my ass all over the place, something I did not have before. Plus, I now know what we’re supposed to do in an earthquake. I was unsure and scared when it happened because I didn’t possess the knowledge to help me survive. And that scared me as much as the building shaking.

I’ve lived nearly all my life on the Ring of Fire so I’ve been through enough quakes to take them in stride. My favorite earthquake story:

When I was seven or eight years old, we were stationed in Vallejo, California. My mom would watch Jack Lalanne, who was then broadcast live from Oakland, every afternoon. One afternoon I was watching with her and the greater Bay Area gave one hell of a good long shake. Lalanne, his two German Shepherds and, apparently, the crew all just booked. We were treated to a few minutes’ viewing of an abandoned set. Mom and I cracked up.

Good times.

192 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:41:44pm

re: #189 Kragar

The thing that killed me was the locals. First off, El Centro, CA apparently has earthquakes daily; most of which can’t be felt. Then when a bigger one happens, and it’s bad enough that businesses close due to damage, they were like Meh.

I was like WAAAAAHHHHH! :-)

193 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 8:44:06pm

re: #192 WhatEVs

The thing that killed me was the locals. First off, El Centro, CA apparently has earthquakes daily; most of which can’t be felt. Then when a bigger one happens, and it’s bad enough that businesses close due to damage, they were like Meh.

I was like WAAAAAHHHHH! :-)

I always joked about that. After a quake, the local TV would always interview tourists who were freaking out. The locals would always be like “Its over. Now we need to clean up, so could you get out of the way?”

194 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 8:45:21pm

What really impresses me is the warning system the Japanese have put together for quakes.

Tsunami too, although as 2011 showed they could still be taken by surprise by how high the waves could be.

Their warning alert noises are much prettier than the buzzer for the prototype system here in CA.

195 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:46:22pm

re: #194 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You have an earthquake warning system? Really?? I was robbed!! :-)

196 Mike Lamb  Apr 8, 2015 8:46:33pm

I’m sure that there will be RW push back to the Walter Scott video. However, the first video shows that the cops blatantly lied in their report. It shows what appears to be the police officer planting evidence. And the officer has been charged.

It’s still a far cry from a conviction, but the RW is going to have a helluva time getting back in front of the narrative.

197 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 8:46:42pm

I spent 6 years on the east coast, and between hurricanes and earth quakes, I’d take earthquakes any day.

198 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:48:28pm

re: #197 Kragar

I spent 6 years on the east coast, and between hurricanes and earth quakes, I’d take earthquakes any day.

My idiot ex-husband wanted to have a hurricane party when the city was telling us to get the fuck out of Dodge.

We didn’t have a hurricane party.

199 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 8, 2015 8:48:40pm

re: #195 WhatEVs

You have an earthquake warning system? Really?? I was robbed!! :-)

Well, not in CA yet, except for a very, very few places where they are prototyping it.

Here’s some more info if you are curious. The video has, sadly, been made private. (This seriously made mr. klys very sad. I know.)

200 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 8:52:56pm
201 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 8:55:10pm

re: #199 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Nice. It’s a start. Time for shutting down gas lines is pretty huge.

202 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 8:59:30pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

They seem nice and sane:

203 Belafon  Apr 8, 2015 8:59:57pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

204 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 9:00:20pm

Well, I think I’m going to retire for the evening. Be good, and keep your stick on the ice.

RBS

205 Dexter's New Approach  Apr 8, 2015 9:00:48pm

Bernie Sanders says he’ll run for President if there’s interest on the Nightly Show tonight. Shit just got a lot more interesting.

206 Timothy Watson  Apr 8, 2015 9:04:31pm

And with that, I am off to sleep.

207 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 9:06:48pm

re: #206 Timothy Watson

Go get ‘em, tiger!

Sweet dreams!

re: #204 RealityBasedSteve

Night night!

208 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 9:07:28pm
209 Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2015 9:07:37pm
210 Kragar  Apr 8, 2015 9:10:05pm
211 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 8, 2015 9:12:22pm

CCJ is in fine form again. I’ve had to update the Tweet-Sourced Dossier. It probably needs more work, given his recent spate of unhinged tweeting.

212 FemNaziBitch  Apr 8, 2015 9:14:26pm
213 FemNaziBitch  Apr 8, 2015 9:16:53pm

Did Michelle Bachmann (I mean Marcus tell her to) make a statement about this?

214 FemNaziBitch  Apr 8, 2015 9:17:44pm
215 WhatEVs  Apr 8, 2015 9:18:50pm

I think I’ll head out and read a book before bed. Night all!

216 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 8, 2015 9:20:58pm

re: #215 WhatEVs

I think I’ll head out and read a book before bed. Night all!

What’s your email addy? I’ll lend you a kindle copy of “Taken by T-Rex”.

RBS

217 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 8, 2015 9:26:26pm

re: #199 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m surprised that more hasn’t been done sooner about early warning. We were stationed at Yokosuka, Japan, during the early Fifties and though we didn’t get earthquake alerts we did get tsunami warnings. The Navy and Marines would send out every available vehicle and the drill was that you simply jumped on or in the first one by. We youngsters were under strict instructions to not wait for our moms and to not try to go home first, just go. They’d all gather at various places on higher ground. Sometimes we’d be reunited, sometimes we wouldn’t until the alert was over and we all went back down.

218 Jenner7  Apr 8, 2015 9:48:12pm
219 Amory Blaine  Apr 8, 2015 10:22:28pm

Wisconsin GOP members on land board ban work on climate change

A Wisconsin state board made up of elected officials voted 2-1 Tuesday to ban staff members of a small agency from on-the-job discussion or work related to climate change.

Staffers for the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands had already removed a reference to climate change from its website in response to previous complaints by one board member, state Treasurer Matt Adamczyk.

Adamczyk is a Republican who recently sought to dismiss board executive secretary Tia Nelson from her post after learning she served as a co-chairwoman on former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle’s global warming task force in 2007 and 2008.

220 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 8, 2015 10:49:29pm

GotNwes has managed to squeeze out a post between classes.

BREAKING (from 2013): #WalterScott called for violence against George Zimmerman, just like @ChuckCJohnson did against #Tsarnaev

gotnwes.com can confirm the authenticity of a violent, anti-Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tweet by GotNewsDotCom’s editor-in-thief Chuck C. Johnson. See the screencap above.

Ironically, Johnson that same day published an article condemning police shooting victim Walter Scott for suggesting (in 2013) that the parents of Trayvon Martin shoot George Zimmerman in the head. Zimmerman was charged with fatally shooting Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, but was later acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

221 GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 8, 2015 10:59:11pm

re: #219 Amory Blaine

Fascism right there.

222 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 12:00:15am

re: #22 Charles Johnson

He says Debbie Wasserman-Schultz does support “killing a 7-pound baby” - that is NOT what she said. She said it’s not government’s business at all, that it should be decided by women and their doctors.

The Republican Party absolutely disgusts me at this point. These people are rotten to the core.

Termination of a full-term pregnancy is called DELIVERY.

223 KiTA  Apr 9, 2015 12:07:53am

I watched a little bit of a documentary on these conversion therapy camps for LGBI youth. “Kidnapped for God” or something like that, with some Youtubers offering color commentary during it.

What horrific, barbaric crap. Basically you have an entire grey market industry dedicated to letting rich Americans fly their “embarrassing” children to concentration camps in the third world to be tortured until they’re broken.

224 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Apr 9, 2015 12:35:56am

this is what good lizards get for staying up late with the dogs

Finland Män is like tis.

When weik up in mornink, Finland Män först tink öpaut kross näshional produkt. Must wörk lot. Pefore die, häv tu pay haus to pänk. Pänk take 50 prosent ov Finland Män säläry. Kovörment täx ofis take 60 prosent. Must wörk more.

Finland Män is like tis.

When ket out ov ped, Finland Män kou tu kitshön. Trink kofi. Tsek eemails. Eat one moose. If inaf time, say helou to Womän ät home. Not shou emousshiöns. Then Finland Män kou tu wörk.

Finland Män is like tis.

When trive out ov karaash, Finland Män look at neipörs kar. If neipörs kar smaller, Finland Män smile. If neipörs kar pikkör, Finland Män not shou emousshiöns.

Finland Män is like tis.

When ket tu wörk, Finland Män nevö stop. When Finland Män wos littel tshild, not ket milk from Mothör. Ket protestant etik. When Finland Män häv own fiuneral, then daunshift.

Finland Män is like tis.

When 12 o klok, Finland Män häv luntsh. Eat one moose. Eat älone. Not spiik tu änipadi. If waitter smile, Finland Män tink: why I luk funny? Not shou emousshiöns. Tsek eemails.

Finland Män is like tis.

When Fraiday, Finland Män kou tu trink piör with othör Finland Män. Not spiik. When trink tuu matsh piör änd pottel ov votka, say tu othör Finland Män: “You my pest frend.” Then kou tu karaoke. Sing säd song. This häpi moument.

Finland Män is like tis.

When young, kou tu one parti. Late evenink kou tu spiik Womän. If laki, Womän spiik too. Then puild home. Eat moose tukethör.

Finland Män is like tis.

When Satördei, Finland Män kou tu sauna. Trow sevön pakets ov watör on roks. Äfter sauna häv äpointment in pedroom with Womän. Not shou emousshiöns.

Finland Män is like tis.

When Womän ät home äsk öpaut love, Finland Män not änswör. Finland Män say: tis we olredi talk on thö altar. Not shou emousshiöns.

Finland Män is like tis.

When Womän ät home want divorss änd leave Finland Män, Finland Män sörprised. Not shou emousshiöns. Finland Män kou tu forest änd talk tu tree. Then eat moose älone. Tsek eemails.

Finland Män is like tis.

When holiday, Finland Män trive kar tu lake. Finland Män is petter triver thän evripadi. Finland Män trive kantri road fäst. If kams moose, tuu päd. Moose die. Finland Män eat.

Finland män is like tis.
Heikki Aittokoski / HS

When with othör piippul, Finland Män want tu be älone. When älone, Finland Män äsk himself, why nopodi like me? Eat one moose. Tsek eemails.

Finland Män is like tis.

When olmost retire, Finland Män häv hart ätäk. Not tel enipadi, pekoos is shame. Tsek eemails. Then die. Tis wos Finland Män.

hs.fi

225 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 12:43:43am

Tonight in 40k trivia:

The Savlar Chem Dogs

“You can keep that, mate! Won’t fetch me more than a few credits on the market anyway. All this death-and-glory crap isn’t really my business. I’m in it for the loot.”

— Sergeant Joto of the XXII Savlar upon receiving a medal for bravery after the bloodbath at Trenia

The Savlar Chem-Dogs are Penal Legion regiments that serve within the Imperial Guard. They draw their recruits from the prisons on the inhospitable penal world of Savlar by the promise that they will be allowed to keep anything they take from the battlefield, as well as the chance to get away from Savlar’s highly toxic environment. Though these Guard regiments are primarily composed of immoral, desperate cut-throats, they have been forged into an effective fighting force, and are some of the most hard-bitten, tenacious and outright dirty fighters in the Imperium of Man.

226 Shvaughn  Apr 9, 2015 12:52:09am

Have the rightwingers started to smear Feidin Santana, the guy who filmed Walter Scott’s murder?

Because I bet that’s coming soon, too.

227 Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2015 3:10:28am

Morning All!

I love me some grilled cheese…. But can never get enough.

228 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 3:15:46am

re: #227 Dave In Austin

Morning All!

I love me some grilled cheese…. But can never get enough.

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First thing I do when I get back to the US of A, fixin’ myself a bunch of grilled cheese.

229 Timothy Watson  Apr 9, 2015 3:19:07am

re: #228 The Week Of No Pie

First thing I do when I get back to the US of A, fixin’ myself a bunch of grilled cheese.

No grilled cheese in Israel?

230 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 3:24:14am

re: #229 Timothy Watson

No grilled cheese in Israel?

Kosher-for-Passover grilled cheese is just awful.

231 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 3:25:13am

We’re leaving Saturday night. There will be about a couple million people at the airport.

232 Teukka  Apr 9, 2015 3:30:31am

re: #226 Shvaughn

Have the rightwingers started to smear Feidin Santana, the guy who filmed Walter Scott’s murder?

Because I bet that’s coming soon, too.

So far I’ve been hearing that Scott brought it on himself by running away from a police, that he had a warrant for being a deadbeat dad etc.

And when I confronted the RWNJ’s making those claims, instead suggesting the case is totally legit and may actually be motivated by the police officer getting silly notions by the populist policies of local and state government, I got this response:
“Popularism is mainly a left-wing phenomenon, they began with it.”
Apparently, they don’t even know how to spell populism, nor what it is…

*smh*

233 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 3:34:45am

re: #232 Teukka

So far I’ve been hearing that Scott brought it on himself by running away from a police, that he had a warrant for being a deadbeat dad etc.

And when I confronted the RWNJ’s making those claims, instead suggesting the case is totally legit and may actually be motivated by the police officer getting silly notions by the populist policies of local and state government, I got this response:
“Popularism is mainly a left-wing phenomenon, they began with it.”
Apparently, they don’t even know how to spell populism, nor what it is…

*smh*

You expect too much.

234 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 3:38:12am

re: #226 Shvaughn

Have the rightwingers started to smear Feidin Santana, the guy who filmed Walter Scott’s murder?

Because I bet that’s coming soon, too.

Because he had no business interfering in police “business”.

/

235 Teukka  Apr 9, 2015 3:40:57am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Because he had no business interfering in police “business”.

/

I’ve even seen a RWNJ claim the video is faked.

236 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 3:43:14am

re: #235 Teukka

I’ve even seen a RWNJ claim the video is faked.

Don’t retreat, reload!!!

237 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 3:48:14am

re: #235 Teukka

I’ve even seen a RWNJ claim the video is faked.

UpChuck is claiming the video answers more questions than it answers, and suggested Slager was preserving the fingerprints on the taser when he placed it next to the body.

Most of the usual RW mouthpieces are avoiding comment, lest they be thought of as fools.

238 Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2015 4:08:06am

‘Morning all. Everybody celebrating Lee’s surrender? Now we can start on the anniversaries of Reconstruction and Jim Crow.

239 goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2015 4:15:34am

re: #237 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

UpChuck is claiming the video answers more questions than it answers, and suggested Slager was preserving the fingerprints on the taser when he placed it next to the body.

Because leaving it the fuck alone and not lying about the guy taking it would have caused whatever fingerprints might hypothetically be on the taser to magically disappear. That was one of the most intentionally dishonest arguments I’ve ever seen someone make with a straight face.

240 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 4:15:46am

Morning, all!

241 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 4:17:33am

re: #237 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

UpChuck is claiming the video answers more questions than it answers, and suggested Slager was preserving the fingerprints on the taser when he placed it next to the body.

Most of the usual RW mouthpieces are avoiding comment, lest they be thought of as fools.

Slager wasn’t wearing gloves…must be some fancy new way of preserving fingerprints.

242 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 4:27:34am

re: #239 goddamnedfrank

Because leaving it the fuck alone and not lying about the guy taking it would have caused whatever fingerprints might hypothetically be on the taser to magically disappear. That was one of the most intentionally dishonest arguments I’ve ever seen someone make with a straight face.

Most of his loyal followers don’t care.

243 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 4:30:32am

Yesterday the temp here was 86° and today it is 56°

Also it just started raining.

244 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 4:48:58am

re: #243 The Week Of No Pie

Yesterday the temp here was 86° and today it is 56°

Also it just started raining.

Thankfully you got that bag, though, and safely to Israel and family. : )

Time to turn the thermostat to off for us. Won’t need A/C here until probably June (basement effect). And time to unpack the summer-ish clothes. We’re supposed to get 80+ today w/rain, same tomorrow, then a bit of a dip into the 70s

Potted some geraniums, Gerbera daisies and petunias yesterday, hosed down the patio. Life is good. : )

245 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 4:55:54am

Putin sword-rattling again. No wonder the RW loves him.

Putin says Russia to improve military organization amid mounting conflict potential - Interfax
end of alert

246 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 5:00:04am

What right-wing Anti-Semitism?
HURR HURR I SUPPORT ISRAEL & I MEANT IT IN A GOOD WAY!!!!

247 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 5:02:08am

re: #58 Charles Johnson

Been reported, and still his account remains active.

248 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 5:04:36am

re: #246 The Week Of No Pie

That post makes me angry, and it certainly would make my wife angry. And we’re both Jewish. And lawyers.

You wouldn’t want to see us when we’re angry. You wouldn’t like it.

249 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:06:59am

re: #14 b.d.

Obama is just f*cking with them now and since those baggers have been crying wolf since before day one nobody cares about their tantrums anymore.

251 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:08:31am

re: #247 lawhawk

His comment doesn’t even make sense (beyond the obvious vile nature of it). The trial has already happened. SMDH.

252 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 5:08:44am

re: #239 goddamnedfrank

This is CSI 101. Never disturb the evidence where it lay. He was actively tampering with the crime scene. CSI would have indicated where each piece of relevant evidence was found - whether it was shell casings or bullet fragments, or a taser - marked, identified, photographed, collected, and preserved for study in the course of the forensic evidence in the lab (checking fingerprints, etc.)

By touching that evidence without so much as proper gear, he contaminated the item he moved, which is the opposite of preserving it.

If he was concerned about making sure it was preserved, he would have left it where it fell - identified it to the investigators, and left it at that.

Chuckles is a bloviating moron, but I repeat myself for insinuating that the officer was preserving evidence in this fashion. The officer was tampering with the crime scene and the video caught him not only shooting Walter Scott in the back 8 times, but tampering with the very evidence relating to the shooting.

253 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 5:10:17am
254 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:10:38am

re: #246 The Week Of No Pie

You will have to humor me in this as I take up the front page of RedState for a personal post and some language that does not normally appear here at RedState. I was…

I assume he’s not talking about a pro-union, pro-women, pro-immigration, gun control rant. //////

255 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:13:28am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

256 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:18:26am

re: #232 Teukka

So far I’ve been hearing that Scott brought it on himself by running away from a police, that he had a warrant for being a deadbeat dad etc.

The idea that running away from the police should result in death is eerie, even the RWNJs should think that one through a little more.

257 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 5:20:08am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (early morning edition)

258 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:23:17am

re: #53 William Barnett-Lewis

{{{BHII)}}

We’re all freaks in one way or another.
That’s why we must all hang together or we shall most assuredly all hang separately.

I need to make a bumpersticker out of that.

259 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:25:52am

Ack, I think I’m talking to myself in here! :)

260 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 5:27:12am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

Other officers’ conduct under scrutiny in S.C. shooting

Charleston defense attorney Andy Savage to represent cop charged with murder

Is the cop shop paying for Savage? If not, who? He’s probably a $500/hr guy.

261 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 5:27:17am

ATTN RWNJ’s:

Nobody “aborts” a full-term pregnancy. When it is necessary to terminate a full-term pregnancy (due to emergency conditions like eclampsia) it’s called “Delivery” or “C-Section”

262 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 5:33:12am

re: #257 The Week Of No Pie

Once the clock strikes twelve o’clock, a fresh 18 year old suddenly has rights that (s)he didn’t have one second before.

You can’t explain that.

263 Dr. Matt  Apr 9, 2015 5:40:54am

re: #261 The Week Of No Pie

ATTN RWNJ’s:

Nobody “aborts” a full-term pregnancy. When it is necessary to terminate a full-term pregnancy (due to emergency conditions like eclampsia) it’s called “Delivery” or “C-Section”

And no one “aborts a child” and no one “kills a fetus”.

264 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 5:45:31am

Can’t express how disgusting this is.

4th bald eagle found shot dead in Arkansas; reward up to $6,000 for information on cause - @springfieldNL
news-leader.com

265 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:46:47am

Ugh, Berkeley:
Dispatches From the Vaccine Wars in California

At the private Berkeley Rose School, 78 percent of the kids enrolled in child care had personal belief exemptions for vaccines.

266 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 5:50:53am

Good morning Lizards. Another cool and drizzly day in Philadelphia. Weather expected to improve over the weekend while I take my short trip down to Virginia to confirm that the rebs actually surrendered. (j/k)

Since the official reason for the trip is done on Saturday I have Sunday and Monday to get back to Philly. Taking advantage of this to do some non-interstate driving, go visit Norfolk, and then come home via eastern Maryland and the shore. Hopefully some nice photo opportunities - and not too many places where I grind my teeth because the telephoto lens I ordered has not turned up yet.

267 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 5:54:52am

re: #265 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

Ugh, Berkeley:
Dispatches From the Vaccine Wars in California

It would seem the left is not much better than the right on this issue.

268 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 5:56:06am

re: #267 Nyet

It would seem the left is not much better than the right on this issue.

Distrust of Big Pharma and Western Medicine overlaps well with distrust of Big Government and Modern Science…

269 Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2015 5:56:52am

re: #267 Nyet

It would seem the left is not much better than the right on this issue.

Oh my no.
A truly bipartisan DERP.

270 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 5:57:10am

re: #267 Nyet

It would seem the left is not much better than the right on this issue.

Fortunately, the measure actually passed 7-1 based on “basically every medical organization. If you had only heard what was being said in the room though, it would have seemed like established interests were once again silencing the voices of people. The opponents are a minority, but a very, very vocal one.”

Squeaky wheels and all that.

271 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 5:57:51am

STUPIDEST CONSPIRACY THEORY YOU WILL SEE ALL DAY==>

272 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 5:58:50am

re: #271 The Week Of No Pie

OK, yes he did, next question!

/

273 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 5:59:53am

I’m actually surprised that “Obama killed the Great Breitbart” CT is not more popular with the wingnuts.

274 Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2015 6:00:33am

Obama has secretly killed everyone.

275 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 6:01:20am

re: #274 Varek Raith

Obama has secretly killed everyone.

And replaced them with Obamarobots.

276 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:01:31am

re: #274 Varek Raith

Obama has secretly killed everyone.

So we’re all dead and in hell?

277 Dr. Matt  Apr 9, 2015 6:02:12am

OUTRAGE!! PC ALERT

278 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 6:02:48am
279 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 6:02:52am

re: #276 Nyet

So we’re all dead and in hell?

With grandstand seats for the great four-way battle between the Obamabots, Romneybots, Randroids, and a special appearance by the Daleks.
//

280 Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2015 6:03:09am

re: #276 Nyet

So we’re all dead and in hell?

No.
Sentient bot nets.

281 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:06:44am

re: #277 Dr. Matt

There’s Santa in iPhone?

282 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:06:52am

Oh, emoji.

283 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 6:07:37am

re: #267 Nyet

It would seem the left is not much better than the right on this issue.

It’s all about their “special snowflakes” on both sides and a rampant inner contempt for society as the parents see it, verging on sociopathy. It’s one thing to nurture certain political views and personal opinions, but its another to totally toss science because you’re listening to to those who also do it and exposing your kids and everyone else to future health calamities.

284 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:08:05am

re: #280 Varek Raith

No.
Sentient bot nets.

But if, despite the fact that my fleshy self is dead, my mind nevertheless is an exact copy, am I not I?

285 Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2015 6:09:22am

re: #284 Nyet

But if, despite the fact that my fleshy self is dead, my mind nevertheless is an exact copy, am I not I?

You are you, regardless of form.
Right now, you just happen to be Western Digital hard drive.

286 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:10:38am

re: #285 Varek Raith

You are you, regardless of form.
Right now, you just happen to be Western Digital hard drive.

I happen to be on the drive, but I’m not the drive. :)

287 Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2015 6:11:31am

re: #286 Nyet

I happen to be on the drive, but I’m not the drive. :)

Why u ruin my attempt at philosowhatsits?
/

288 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:12:45am

re: #287 Varek Raith

Well, try to submit your paper to the Journal of Analytic Philosowhatsis.

289 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 6:17:30am
So much for Obama’s “lame duck” second term.

Obama: Always Be Trolling

290 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 6:18:28am

Allen West explain the “Real Reason” for the Walter Scott shooting is (wait for it) TEH LACK OF A FATHER IN TEH BLACK FAMILIES!!!!!!

291 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 6:20:27am

re: #290 The Week Of No Pie

Allen West explain the “Real Reason” for the Walter Scott shooting is (wait for it) TEH LACK OF A FATHER IN TEH BLACK FAMILIES!!!!!!

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Also, Black on Black crime.

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292 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 6:20:57am

re: #291 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Also, Black on Black crime.

///

hip hop music
///

293 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:21:44am

re: #290 The Week Of No Pie

“Lack of a father” is used to explain everything, from homosexuality, through atheism, to the “black problems”.

294 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 6:22:36am

re: #290 The Week Of No Pie

Allen West explain the “Real Reason” for the Walter Scott shooting is (wait for it) TEH LACK OF A FATHER IN TEH BLACK FAMILIES!!!!!!

[Embedded content]

And if Walter Scott’s kids should get shot by police, Allen West can “See, here is a black kid without a father in the family.”

See how this works, kids?

295 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:23:44am

If we believe all these theories at once, most blacks are gay atheists.

296 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 6:25:18am

Obama second term
This is my new favorite gif, and I imagine this as Obama in the Oval Office as he makes rwnj heads explode.

297 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 6:26:20am

The bar for entering chiropractic college is low, and there is little actual science taught, once accepted. No wonder chiropractors love to push the anti-vax meme. They’re not qualified to comment on vaccines any more expertly than any other profession.

palmer.edu

And the rate of injuries among chiropractic students?

Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by students while attending a chiropractic college.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Who in their right mind would visit a “clinic” composed of chiropractic students? You’d be better off exercising more, maintaining good posture, and getting a full body massage from time to time.

298 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 6:26:35am

re: #296 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing

And it’s not moving, here’s the original:
Image: ifl7blmrkdzaytgeodle.gif

299 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:28:23am

re: #297 Justanotherhuman

They are less qualified, chiropraxy is pure woo woo.

300 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 6:30:42am

re: #299 Nyet

They are less qualified, chiropraxy is pure woo woo.

The same as “herbalists”, “fortune tellers”, and the like.

301 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 6:30:52am

The people who are busy condoning or explaining away police murders do so in the belief that such a thing could never happen to people like them and they’re right, for the moment.

302 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:31:30am

re: #300 Justanotherhuman

The same as “herbalists”, “fortune tellers”, and the like.

Homeopaths (ugh).

303 Varek Raith  Apr 9, 2015 6:33:27am

re: #302 Nyet

Homeopaths (ugh).

Dilute this to one part per quadrillion and all your health problems will go away!

304 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:34:31am

re: #303 Varek Raith

Dilute this to one part per quadrillion and all your health problems will go away!

And all my money problems too!

305 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 6:36:51am

I love it when dudebros fight it out in first world problems.

Activists file Facebook class action suit in Austria

news.yahoo.com

306 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 6:38:24am

So I take it the plaintiffs won’t be using this…

Facebook launches Messenger for the web with standalone browser version - @TheNextWeb
read more on thenextweb.com

307 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 6:39:55am

re: #306 Justanotherhuman

I’m actually kinda shocked FB didn’t already have a standalone Messenger for the web.

308 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 6:40:26am

re: #306 Justanotherhuman

So I take it the plaintiffs won’t be using this…

Facebook launches Messenger for the web with standalone browser version - @TheNextWeb
read more on thenextweb.com

But we want facebook to have our message history available to us without them storing it without our knowledge!

309 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 6:44:15am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (Mid-morning edition)

310 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 6:45:41am

Most people don’t get married because they HAVE to, they get married because they WANT to.

I would hope that everybody gets married because they WANT to, not because they HAVE to.

311 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 6:46:02am

re: #309 The Week Of No Pie

Marriage used to be about property rights, now it is mostly about about avoiding shame and sin. It has nothing whatsoever to do with celebrating the joy of a voluntary union of two people who love each other.

/

312 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 6:48:11am
313 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 6:48:50am
314 WhatEVs  Apr 9, 2015 6:48:51am

re: #216 RealityBasedSteve

What’s your email addy? I’ll lend you a kindle copy of “Taken by T-Rex”.

RBS

Dooooooood. Friends don’t let friends read dino porn. ;-)

315 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 6:48:55am

re: #311 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Marriage used to be about property rights, now it is mostly about about avoiding shame and sin. It has nothing whatsoever to do with celebrating the joy of a voluntary union of two people who love each other.

/

Well, how else are you going to officially pass ownership of the wimmins to another party? Along with the dowry too.
//// :p

316 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 6:51:15am

re: #310 The Week Of No Pie

Have to get married?

Possible reasons to have to get married:

1) kid born out of wedlock (aka the shotgun wedding);
2) necessity of health/insurance benefits (aka one person needs health or insurance benefits of the other for treatment/care).

And of those, #2 could apply to anyone, regardless of SSM or not.

317 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 6:51:25am

re: #309 The Week Of No Pie

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (Mid-morning edition)

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Who made this dickhead, who adopted a nym taken from a shitty novel written by a hypocrite, the arbiter of what constitutes a legitimate relationship? Before I’d ask this person’s opinion on any subject I’d go to the guy who stands on the street corner and yells at passing cars.

318 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:51:35am

re: #314 WhatEVs

Dooooooood. Friends don’t let friends read dino porn. ;-)

What, not even Penetrated by a Pterodactyl? Not fair!

319 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 6:51:58am

Anyone have any suggestions for places to visit/things to see in the Richmond-Norfolk area of Virginia? Already have the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk on the list. Some of the former CSA stuff in Richmond is tentatively scheduled, but was wondering if anything in particular is something I should make sure I do not miss.

I have also already been to the NPS battlefield parks for Petersburg and Five Forks.

(No reason to head north for ACW battlefields since I have already been to some, and also will be in DC/NVA later in the year.)

320 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 6:52:11am

re: #315 Feline Fearless Leader

Well, how else are you going to officially pass ownership of the wimmins to another party? Along with the dowry too.
//// :p

Until the 60’s, parenting was all about making sure that your kids did not start reproducing until at least nine months after being married. Anything else was seen as a failure. My dad boycotted my older brother’s wedding in 1964 because she was three months along.

321 sagehen  Apr 9, 2015 6:54:19am

re: #320 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Until the 60’s, parenting was all about making sure that your kids did not start reproducing until at least nine months after being married. Anything else was seen as a failure. My dad boycotted my older brother’s wedding in 1964 because she was three months along.

According to statisticians who examined early colonial records, more than 60% of first-born Pilgrim children were born less than 6 months after their parents married.

322 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:56:00am

OK, there are 311 titles by Christie Sims and Alara Branwen

amazon.co.uk

and 15 by Olivia Quinn:

amazon.com

That’s lots of … erotica.

323 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 6:56:24am

re: #320 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Until the 60’s, parenting was all about making sure that your kids did not start reproducing until at least nine months after being married. Anything else was seen as a failure. My dad boycotted my older brother’s wedding in 1964 because she was three months along.

Don’t know about that. My parents and their friends were all born around 1920. They used to say, “The first one can come at any time.” Things may have changed in the Fifties when everyone was pretending to be Ozzie or Harriet Nelson.

324 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 6:56:33am

re: #321 sagehen

According to statisticians who examined early colonial records, more than 60% of first-born Pilgrim children were born less than 6 months after their parents married.

That was because pregnancies, radioactive decay, tectonic drift, etc. all ran faster in the past.
///

325 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 6:57:33am

re: #309 The Week Of No Pie

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (Mid-morning edition)

John Freedom Liberty Galt wants Big Government to decide whose marriage is right and proper and legitimate and deny to others the Freedom and Liberty to make that decision themselves?
/

326 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 6:57:54am
327 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 6:58:01am

re: #322 Nyet

With title names such as:

An Enema for Miss CEO (Medical BDSM Enema Erotica)
Bred by the Ogre King (Taboo Pregnant Ogre Erotica)
Grabbed by the Goo (Monster Erotica)
Steam (Gay Weretiger Romantic Erotica)

328 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 6:58:11am

re: #311 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Marriage used to be about property rights, now it is mostly about about avoiding shame and sin. It has nothing whatsoever to do with celebrating the joy of a voluntary union of two people who love each other.

/

Which is why there’s so much divorce in certain circles which they try to deny.

329 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 6:58:38am

re: #321 sagehen

According to statisticians who examined early colonial records, more than 60% of first-born Pilgrim children were born less than 6 months after their parents married.

It seemed to be acceptable back then that engaged couples could sleep with each other, part of the tradition of an engagement ring was to cover the “damaged goods” if the groom backed out.

330 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:00:03am

re: #328 Justanotherhuman

Which is why there’s so much divorce in certain circles which they try to deny.

Sex is filthy and disgusting and animalistic, which is why you should save it for marriage….

331 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:00:42am

re: #322 Nyet

OK, there are 311 titles by Christie Sims and Alara Branwen

amazon.co.uk

and 15 by Olivia Quinn:

amazon.com

That’s lots of … erotica.

“Taken by T-Rex” - that’s so mean…how the hell is a T-Rex supposed to masturbate with those little arms?

332 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 7:01:36am

re: #325 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

John Freedom Liberty Galt wants Big Government to decide whose marriage is right and proper and legitimate and deny to others the Freedom and Liberty to make that decision themselves?
/

Inorite?

333 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:01:39am

re: #331 darthstar

“Taken by T-Rex” - that’s so mean…how the hell is a T-Rex supposed to masturbate with those little arms?

Well, if your arms are little, this can be compensated…

334 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:02:04am

One of my college papers was on American humor in the 17th and 18th centuries. If jokes are any indication, those folks were busy.

335 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:02:38am

re: #331 darthstar

“Taken by T-Rex” - that’s so mean…how the hell is a T-Rex supposed to masturbate with those little arms?

Those have male fantasies written all over them.

336 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:03:09am

re: #333 Nyet

Well, if your arms are little, this can be compensated…

Though it does go a long way toward explaining why the T-Rex looks angry all the time.

337 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 7:03:10am

re: #334 Higgs Boson’s Mate

One of my college papers was on American humor in the 17th and 18th centuries. If jokes are any indication, those folks were busy.

If you weren’t literate, and with no radio or TV, what else would you have to do?
/// ;)

338 Ace-o-aces  Apr 9, 2015 7:04:11am

This is Upchuck we are talking about. He doesn’t have the best tract record on this sort of thing.

339 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 7:05:03am

Charles Johnson,

Man, I can see why the wingnuts hate Obama. History will judge him as being more enlightened on this issue of LGBT rights than any previous president in our history. Even Clinton signed that shameful “defense of marriage” act. Now Obama is openly supporting gay marriage and telling the religious right that their stupid “conversion therapy” ideas are harmful and don’t work.

340 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:05:59am

re: #338 Ace-o-aces

“twitter”

You mean facebook.

341 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 7:06:04am

I don’t think Christie himself will be indicted, but his top staffers, and a couple of people who were at the Port Authority will be. I’m betting that it will include David Wildstein, David Samson, and Bridget Kelly.

342 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 7:06:40am

re: #334 Higgs Boson’s Mate

One of my college papers was on American humor in the 17th and 18th centuries. If jokes are any indication, those folks were busy.

Just the fact that bundling was a thing back then tells me that the Puritans had more of an understanding of sex than the modern day fundies with their purity rings and all that nonsense.

343 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 7:07:15am

re: #321 sagehen

According to statisticians who examined early colonial records, more than 60% of first-born Pilgrim children were born less than 6 months after their parents married.

Sometimes local clergy wasn’t available. In older times, handfasting was not an uncommon practice. The official religious ceremony could wait until later.

344 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 7:09:12am

re: #338 Ace-o-aces

345 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:11:05am

re: #337 Feline Fearless Leader

If you weren’t literate, and with no radio or TV, what else would you have to do?
/// ;)

It goes beyond entertainment, with infant mortality at over 50% and no social safety net, you had to turn out lotsa yunguns.

346 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:12:01am

Kasparov replied to Chuck, heh.

347 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 7:12:55am

re: #110 teleskiguy

Whuuuh?!?


I’ve heard of those, they sound really stupid.

10 Real Book Covers From Dinosaur-On-Human Sex Novels
cracked.com

3 Books from Dinosaur Erotica’s Most Prolific Author
cracked.com

348 Ace-o-aces  Apr 9, 2015 7:14:26am

re: #340 Nyet

“twitter”

You mean facebook.

Sorry, Facebook. Same Question though.

349 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 7:14:33am

heh…Troller in Chief:

350 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:15:27am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh…Troller in Chief:

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He knows how little it takes to cause RWNJ head assplosions so he is just enjoying it…

351 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 7:17:44am

Just reported UpChuck on my personal Twitter. Felt good, even though apparently nothing happens from such like.

352 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:18:20am

re: #347 CriticalDragon1177

Seriously, she goes on like this forever. It’s kind of like those chapters in Moby-Dick that are all about the minutiae of whaling, except that — unless I’m misremembering high school English — Captain Ahab and the white whale don’t end up fucking each other at the end.

DON’T GIVE THEM IDEAS! Ack, too late.

353 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:18:36am

re: #350 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

He knows how little it takes to cause RWNJ head assplosions so he is just enjoying it…

Hey, you want to see Fox News go apoplectic? Take a picture of me smiling and put it on the internet.

354 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:19:53am
355 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 7:21:20am

re: #346 Nyet

So, is that check, or checkmate? /

356 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 7:22:52am

re: #355 lawhawk

Funny how high IQ Chuck never brags about his chess skills. Kasparov wold probably shut him down fast.

357 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:23:15am

re: #347 CriticalDragon1177

I’ve heard of those, they sound really stupid.

10 Real Book Covers From Dinosaur-On-Human Sex Novels
cracked.com

3 Books from Dinosaur Erotica’s Most Prolific Author
cracked.com

“Christie Sims” is probably some guy. amazon.com

358 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:23:26am

re: #354 darthstar

Pic doesn’t go with linked story. Linked story is meh.

359 lawhawk  Apr 9, 2015 7:24:40am
360 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 7:24:55am

*facepalm*

361 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:25:23am

re: #357 Justanotherhuman

Alara Branwen and Christie Sims met in the dorms at Texas A&M. Alara worked at a supermarket and Christie worked as a tutor — until they discovered how lucrative erotic fiction about women having sex with dinosaurs could be. After e-book titles like Taken By the T-Rex and Ravished by the Triceratops drew attention from Jezebel, E!, and the Daily Mail, we e-mailed the duo to ask how they’re holding up, and how two Texan girls in their early twenties got into dinosaur porn.

With Alara at the keyboard (“Christie made me do it because she is too lazy”), the college students explained.

nymag.com

362 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:26:18am
363 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:26:34am

THIS IS BULLSHIT!

364 makeitstop  Apr 9, 2015 7:27:19am

re: #331 darthstar

“Taken by T-Rex” - that’s so mean…how the hell is a T-Rex supposed to masturbate with those little arms?

Selfie stick?

365 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:03am

re: #360 Lidane

*facepalm*

[Embedded content]

Pumps patients full of hormones.

hotzehwc.com

Quack, quack, quack.

366 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:26am
367 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:30am

re: #346 Nyet

He is just a senator there.

Just a Senator. Only a Senator and certainly not an Award Winning Journalist who also happens to be The Poet McTeagle of modern day media.

368 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:34am

re: #360 Lidane

*facepalm*

Exactly. Since Nazi Germany was a regime obsessed with White fertility to generate the Master Race. That’s why they made everyone get gay married.

/

369 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:44am

Should be Ptaken by the Pterodactyl. Must be a ptypo.

370 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:58am
371 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:29:13am
372 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:29:54am

It’s stormin’ by me.

It’s all eerie and omnious. Really kewl kind of weather.

you?

373 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:29:58am

If I had a fucking dime for every time an anti-gay bigot likened gay people to the Nazis and then fuckers get mad when you call them hateful. They are hateful. No doubt about it.

374 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:30:30am

re: #371 darthstar

No, but really, if there’s one silver lining to Schumer’s move, it’s that it alerted more people to the important role Senate Democrats will be playing in the coming weeks. Some of the biggest progressive groups in the country — Credo, Daily Kos, Democracy for America, moveon.org Political Action, and USAction — sent a letter to Senate Democrats Wednesday to “inform” them that they raise a lot of money and they will “hold accountable members of your caucus who vote with Republicans” on either Corker-Menendez or Kirk-Menendez, the bill that would dangle a new round of sanctions over Iran’s head.

375 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 7:33:03am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

If I had a fucking dime for every time an anti-gay bigot likened gay people to the Nazis and then fuckers get mad when you call them hateful. They are hateful. No doubt about it.

This whole Gaystapo meme is as amusing as it is terrible. These people really have the mental image of gays forcing everyone into gay sex, gay marriage, gay wedding cake making. It’s a weird fantasy that says a lot about where their heads are most of the time.

376 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:34:16am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well…

pbfcomics.com

377 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:34:51am

Our nephew who lives in LV was harassed in a parking lot the other day. He said on his fb post that he stopped and stared mostly in disbelief. He said he wasn’t sure if those yelling at him were being sarcastic or homophobic.

2015 in LV. They were being homophobic.

Nephew is a very strong person. He gets angry then let’s it go.

378 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:35:11am

re: #375 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

This whole Gaystapo meme is as amusing as it is terrible. These people really have the mental image of gays forcing everyone into gay sex, gay marriage, gay wedding cake making. It’s a weird fantasy that says a lot about where their heads are most of the time.

It is pretty funny. The Pat Robertson tirade the other night shows you how paranoid and insecure about their own sexuality they really are.

379 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:35:48am

re: #371 darthstar

And Reid endorsed Schumer to succeed him as minority leader. Hmmmm. Reminds me of how Tiberius is said to have made Gaius Caesar (Caligula) his heir just so that he would look like a good Emperor by comparison.

380 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 7:35:52am

re: #376 Nyet

Well…

pbfcomics.com

hahaha

381 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:35:53am

re: #375 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

This whole Gaystapo meme is as amusing as it is terrible. These people really have the mental image of gays forcing everyone into gay sex, gay marriage, gay wedding cake making. It’s a weird fantasy that says a lot about where their heads are most of the time.

It is an article of faith among homophobes that gays propagate by aggressive recruiting. It is no coincidence that the Russian derogatory term for gay is “pederast”, implying that they seduce young children into gayghood.

382 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 7:38:18am

re: #381 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

It is an article of faith among homophobes that gays propagate by aggressive recruiting. .

Oh, so gays are like proselytizing evangelical Christians, or Mormons? No wonder they’re worried.

383 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:39:29am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

It is pretty funny. The Pat Robertson tirade the other night shows you how paranoid and insecure about their own sexuality they really are.

384 Pip's Squeak  Apr 9, 2015 7:39:31am

re: #376 Nyet

Well…

pbfcomics.com

Frankly, this is both disturbing and verging on offensive. Or perhaps it seems offensive because it is, justifiably, disturbing.

385 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:40:08am

re: #384 Pip’s Squeak

Frankly, this is both disturbing and verging on offensive. Or perhaps it seems offensive because it is, justifiably, disturbing.

Yeah, I didn’t like it.

386 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:40:14am

re: #384 Pip’s Squeak

Then you will also enjoy the rest of the comics.

:E

387 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 7:40:18am

Wondering if he’ll mention civil rights:

Rand Paul to speak at Yorktown Thursday

388 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:40:23am

re: #383 FemNaziBitch

Embedded Image

There’s that too but many of these guys come off really really insecure about their own sexuality too.

389 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 7:42:32am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

It is pretty funny. The Pat Robertson tirade the other night shows you how paranoid and insecure about their own sexuality they really are.

It’s easy to be insecure about something that you’ve been raised to fear and consider shameful.

My own sex ed was non-existent. Mom didn’t talk about it except to tell me that only married people did it. My ex-stepdad would’ve rather had a lobotomy than talk to me about sex, and any other relatives would’ve just told me to ask my mother. When I got my first period, I got some pamphlets from the school nurse and some pads. Mom wouldn’t even buy tampons since she thought they were only for married women.

At least I didn’t have the religious fundamentalist shit poisoning my brain at the same time. That would have been intolerable. It took many years of reading, mistakes, and life experience to even start figuring out sex. I can’t imagine how I would’ve turned out if I’d been raised with the Pat Robertson mindset.

390 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:42:52am

re: #384 Pip’s Squeak

Frankly, this is both disturbing and verging on offensive. Or perhaps it seems offensive because it is, justifiably, disturbing.

It is not even black humor, it is just blackness…

391 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:43:30am

re: #361 Nyet

nymag.com

If true, then idiots who write boring shit. Over and over and over, ad infinitum.

So is Maureen O’Connor, who writes shit like this: nymag.com

392 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:43:38am

re: #390 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

It is not even black humor, it is just blackness…

Dunno, the colors are quite bright.

393 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:43:56am
394 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:44:50am

re: #391 Justanotherhuman

They apparently make good money. If there is a market for that, why not. At least nobody takes their erotica seriously, unlike Rand’s diatribes.

395 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:45:02am

re: #389 Lidane

It’s easy to be insecure about something that you’ve been raised to fear and consider shameful.

My own sex ed was non-existent. Mom didn’t talk about it except to tell me that only married people did it. My ex-stepdad would’ve rather had a lobotomy than talk to me about sex, and any other relatives would’ve just told me to ask my mother. When I got my first period, I got some pamphlets from the school nurse and some pads. Mom wouldn’t even buy tampons since she thought they were only for married women.

At least I didn’t have the religious fundamentalist shit poisoning my brain at the same time. That would have been intolerable. It took many years of reading, mistakes, and life experience to even start figuring out sex. I can’t imagine how I would’ve turned out if I’d been raised with the Pat Robertson mindset.

I guess I was lucky in that regard. I never felt uncomfortable asking my Dad about sex.

396 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 7:45:21am

re: #387 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wondering if he’ll mention civil rights

Not if they’re “based on behavior”:

397 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:45:22am

re: #387 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here’s the set-up for Rand’s speech today

Wow, what a layout. They must have spent thousands of cents on that.

398 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:47:09am

I’ve been reading (listening) to a book.

I know, big surprise—huh?

“The conflict between what we’re told to feel and what we really feel may be the richest source of confusion, dissatisfaction and unecessary suffering of our time.”

The authors are referring to sexuality. I think it applies to much more.

399 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:47:24am

Rand shows again why he’s a fake liberty champion with the behavior cop out.

400 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:47:38am

re: #387 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wondering if he’ll mention civil rights:

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Rand Paul to speak at Yorktown Thursday

I just hope someone brings raw eggs. : )

401 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:48:15am

re: #400 Justanotherhuman

I just hope someone brings raw eggs. : )

Why would you want to waste raw eggs?

402 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:48:25am

re: #387 Backwoods_Sleuth

in front of the U.S.S. Yorktown

Perfect for the candidate who was always against ‘foreign adventures.’

403 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:48:30am

I get the idea that Rand thinks he is going to change the rest of us to fit his idea of how life works.

404 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 7:48:35am

re: #389 Lidane

Sounds like the sex ed in most of China. My students tell me their middle school teachers, when teaching the mandatory health classes, would avoid the sex discussions entirely and just tell the kids to read the book on their own.

And yes, there is a problem with teenage pregnancies here, and forced marriages, especially among kids not college-bound.

Once Chinese are married, they get read the riot act about family planning because of the one-child policy in force for most Chinese. But before marriage, it’s mostly trial and error.

405 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 7:49:26am

re: #400 Justanotherhuman

I just hope someone brings raw eggs. : )

Old shoes are OK.

406 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:49:27am
407 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:49:28am

re: #403 FemNaziBitch

I get the idea that Rand thinks he is going to change the rest of us to fit his idea of how life works.

Which is why Rand is more of a fascist than someone like Obama is.

408 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:49:56am

re: #399 HappyWarrior

Rand shows again why he’s a fake liberty champion with the behavior cop out.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm

409 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:51:08am

I’ll point out that “libertarians” like Rand oppose smoking and helmet laws which are much more behavioral related than sexuality.

410 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:51:11am
411 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:52:41am

re: #389 Lidane

It’s easy to be insecure about something that you’ve been raised to fear and consider shameful..

That, and the religion thing made me more determined than ever to investigate sex up close and personal at 16, like a lot of my peers.

Withholding information makes you even more curious.

412 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:52:48am

re: #403 FemNaziBitch

I get the idea that Rand thinks he is going to change the rest of us to fit his idea of how life works.

Libertarians strike me as people who firmly believe that once the rest of us realize how smart they are and how right they are we’ll flock to their side.

413 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:53:48am

the new textbooks also include passages that suggest Moses influenced the writing of the Constitution and that the roots of democracy can be found in the Old Testament. Scholars from across the country have said such claims are inaccurate and mislead students about the historical record.

Read more: patheos.com

414 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:53:53am

re: #409 HappyWarrior

I’ll point out that “libertarians” like Rand oppose smoking and helmet laws which are much more behavioral related than sexuality.

They just don’t care if you die a horrible death…

415 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 7:53:58am
#WTF Detroit?
416 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:54:09am
417 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:54:09am

re: #410 FemNaziBitch

New Texas Bill Would Prevent Bystanders From Recording Cops

I guess that “If you aren’t doing anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about,” is out, eh?

418 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 9, 2015 7:54:55am

Not sure if anyone mentioned this but:

R.I.P Roscoe P. Coltrane

419 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:55:02am

re: #412 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Libertarians strike me as people who firmly believe that once the rest of us realize how smart they are and how right they are we’ll flock to their side.

Rand’s not a real libertarian. However, the biggest problem with the ideology is the lack of desire of Libertarians to actually look at how a real society operates and functions. It’s related to how von Mises/Austrian school economic subscribers ignore real life data at the expense of the theory. In that way, they are a lot like diehard Marxists.

420 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:55:02am

re: #412 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Libertarians strike me as people who firmly believe that once the rest of us realize how smart they are and how right they are we’ll flock to their side.

Kinda like xtians that way.

421 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:55:37am

re: #416 FemNaziBitch

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Because he knows he comes off as ridiculously stupid or so I bet his handlers told him.

422 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 7:55:53am

re: #395 HappyWarrior

I guess I was lucky in that regard. I never felt uncomfortable asking my Dad about sex.

My mother has always been weirdly rigid about some things, totally lax in others. She wouldn’t talk to me about sex, objected to some of the song lyrics I’d listen to on the radio, and she pretty much invented the concept of helicopter parenting, but if she knew where I was and who I was with, she would be fine. I dated a 20-year old in college in my junior year of high school, but since I’d met him through Model UN, it was okay.

Sex, OTOH, was something I wasn’t supposed to think about until my wedding night. She was very sheltering that way. Hell, my dad was the one who had to teach her, since she didn’t get any education from her parents either.

423 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 7:56:02am

re: #413 FemNaziBitch

That’s David Barton’s pernicious influence at work. He was appointed to the curriculum committee, IIRC.

424 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:56:06am

re: #419 HappyWarrior

Rand’s not a real libertarian. However, the biggest problem with the ideology is the lack of desire of Libertarians to actually look at how a real society operates and functions. It’s related to how von Mises/Austrian school economic subscribers ignore real life data at the expense of the theory. In that way, they are a lot like diehard Marxists.

Or diehard conservatives: “You’re just not doing it hard enough.”

425 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 7:56:24am

re: #416 FemNaziBitch

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Must offend his little fee-fees.

426 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:57:02am

re: #413 FemNaziBitch

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Read more: patheos.com

Explains why constitutional government thrived for years after the 10 Commandments but let’s ignore the centuries of using the Bible to rationalize absolute monarchy shall we.

427 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:57:16am
428 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:57:36am

re: #424 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Or diehard conservatives: “You’re just not doing it hard enough.”

Yep.

429 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 7:57:45am

re: #413 FemNaziBitch

the new textbooks also include passages that suggest Moses influenced the writing of the Constitution

lolwhatbullshit

430 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:57:48am

re: #401 HappyWarrior

Why would you want to waste raw eggs?

No waste if they are already rotten…

431 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:57:52am

re: #427 FemNaziBitch

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Bathroom Shariah.//

432 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:58:08am
433 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 7:58:19am

re: #430 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

No waste if they are already rotten…

It was a joke. Kind of like when you call someone an asshole and someone goes “That’s not fair to assholes.”

434 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:59:10am
435 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 7:59:44am

re: #416 FemNaziBitch

Ben Carson no longer wants to discuss does not want to get pinned down on his stance on LGBT issues in public

436 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:59:47am
437 iossarian  Apr 9, 2015 8:00:08am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

It was a joke. Kind of like when you call someone an asshole and someone goes “That’s not fair to assholes.”

Oh, it’s a joke when people say that?

I thought they were really friendly with assholes or something.

438 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:00:49am

re: #437 iossarian

Oh, it’s a joke when people say that?

I thought they were really friendly with assholes or something.

Well the asshole I’m friends with was deeply offended when I called Rand Paul one.

439 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:01:08am
440 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:01:14am

Like hey I stink and all I do is shit but I’m better than that guy!

441 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 8:02:33am

Coming soon:
“Liberals are so afraid of Rand Paul that they’ve stooped to attacking him with facts.”

442 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 8:02:39am

re: #427 FemNaziBitch

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I just hope there are lots of toilet seat covers…

And that everyone puts the seat back down. : )

443 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 8:03:43am

re: #442 Justanotherhuman

I just hope there are lots of toilet seat covers…

The technical term is “Ass Gaskets.”

444 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 8:03:56am

Meanwhile, in Louisville, KY, this morning:

Still waiting for the locusts to arrive there…

445 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:04:29am

re: #441 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Coming soon:
“Liberals are so afraid of Rand Paul that they’ve stooped to attacking him with facts.”

Usually I know a conservative candidate is toast if right wingers obsess about how “afraid” the left is of him. I remember it with Fred Thompson in the 2008 primaries and later Palin in the GE.

446 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:04:48am

re: #444 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meanwhile, in Louisville, KY, this morning:

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Still waiting for the locusts to arrive there…

So what you’re saying is we need less regulation.//

447 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 8:05:23am

“Those women were not yelling at you.”

448 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 8:06:18am

re: #447 darthstar

Megyn looks like she just had a steamy session with a T-Rex.

449 Mike Lamb  Apr 9, 2015 8:06:29am

re: #252 lawhawk

This is CSI 101. Never disturb the evidence where it lay. He was actively tampering with the crime scene. CSI would have indicated where each piece of relevant evidence was found - whether it was shell casings or bullet fragments, or a taser - marked, identified, photographed, collected, and preserved for study in the course of the forensic evidence in the lab (checking fingerprints, etc.)

By touching that evidence without so much as proper gear, he contaminated the item he moved, which is the opposite of preserving it.

If he was concerned about making sure it was preserved, he would have left it where it fell - identified it to the investigators, and left it at that.

Chuckles is a bloviating moron, but I repeat myself for insinuating that the officer was preserving evidence in this fashion. The officer was tampering with the crime scene and the video caught him not only shooting Walter Scott in the back 8 times, but tampering with the very evidence relating to the shooting.

Maybe someone already brought it up, but the best part of him moving the evidence is that it compromises what will presumably be his defense—he was going for my taser/he got a hold of my taser.

450 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 9, 2015 8:06:37am

re: #447 darthstar

Clearly, Rand does not have the Roger Ailes Seal of Approval.

451 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 8:06:45am

re: #448 darthstar

Megyn looks like she just had a steamy session with a T-Rex.

Though I shouldn’t talk about Rupert like that.

452 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 8:07:14am

re: #418 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Not sure if anyone mentioned this but:

R.I.P Roscoe P. Coltrane

He lived not far from me.

453 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 8:07:40am

A Geert Wilders fan haz arrived in a dead thread to sprinkle downdings.

454 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:09:04am

re: #447 darthstar

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“Those women were not yelling at you.”

The poor guy’s been pampered all his life by his father telling him he’s great because he’s a Paul. Leave him alone.//

455 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:09:19am

re: #447 darthstar

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“Those women were not yelling at you.”

THat was a weird segment. Megyn somehow made Rand look good at the end.

456 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:12:28am
457 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 8:13:09am

The purpose of the eight large flags isn’t to antagonize drivers on nearby Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, but to increase the memorial’s visibility from neighboring Interstate 10. According to a flyer seeking donations, “your support will enable passengers in over 55,000 cars per day see Confederate Flags flying proudly in the Texas breeze.”

David Moore, Lieutenant Division Commander of the Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans, told the Post that the flag shouldn’t be seen as a symbol of slavery, because the Civil War was actually fought over state’s rights, and the South only joined in the fight after it was “invaded by Northern troops.”

458 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 9, 2015 8:14:12am
459 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:17:16am

re: #457 Lidane

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So patriotic.//

460 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:18:21am

re: #458 The Week Of No Pie

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does he mean a fetus?

461 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 8:19:44am

Let’s take a quick look at the moral and legal aspects of the 10 commandments.

1. “I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

Morally irrelevant, believing or disbelieving in God or being a mono- or a polytheist doesn’t make a person better or worse.

Legally this won’t fly in any modern democracy. You can’t legislate belief.

2. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”

Morally irrelevant, legally impossible in any democracy.

3. “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”

Same.

4. “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”

Same.

5. “Honour thy father and thy mother”

Morally relevant, but with lots of exceptions. Unacceptable as formulated.
Legally impossible.

6. “Thou shalt not murder”

Necessary both from the moral and the legal standpoint.

7. “Thou shalt not commit adultery”

Morally: unacceptable as formulated, people in open marriages are free to commit “adultery”, it’s not cheating. Also, the original Hebrew word seems to put this restriction specifically on the married woman. If so, this is also sexist.

Legally this can only have repercussions for divorce proceedings. Obviously, no one should be criminally punished for adultery.

8. “Thou shalt not steal”

Necessary both from the moral and the legal standpoint.

9. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”

Unacceptable as formulated. A better way would have been: “You shalt not lie, unless telling the truth is worse than lying in a given situation”.

As such, the commandment is limited to lies about “thy neighbor” only. Is it thus permissible to lie about a stranger, or in other situations not involving your neighbor/fellow?

10. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”

A thoughtcrime is not legally punishable, so covet all you want.

Morally this is ambiguous, since a lust for something that you don’t have may lead to bad consequences, but may also drive you to do something positive for yourself.

So that’s two commandments out of 10, stealing and murder, and those are pretty much universal.

462 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:20:51am
463 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:21:29am

re: #461 Nyet

What is offensive to you, do not do to others.

464 ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2015 8:21:34am

re: #316 lawhawk

Have to get married?

Possible reasons to have to get married:

1) kid born out of wedlock (aka the shotgun wedding);
2) necessity of health/insurance benefits (aka one person needs health or insurance benefits of the other for treatment/care).

And of those, #2 could apply to anyone, regardless of SSM or not.

Morning all!

#1 was very popular in the Catholic relationships until useful and effective birth control came about. I know of several relationships in my family history where that was the case. It still happens, but not as much.

465 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 8:22:12am

re: #458 The Week Of No Pie

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If you can’t entertain 2 rational thoughts at one time, you should stick to one activity. IOW, RP practices quackery and hackery together because rational thought is his bête noire.

466 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:23:00am

re: #464 ObserverArt

Morning all!

#1 was very popular in the Catholic relationships until useful and effective birth control came about. I know of several relationships in my family history where that was the case. It still happens, but not as much.

and now, we’ve come full circle. Birth Control or no, being born to a single or under-aged parent is no longer a stigma.

There was a time when such a thing was printed on birth certiicates.

467 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:24:48am

re: #466 FemNaziBitch

and now, we’ve come full circle. Birth Control or no, being born to a single or under-aged parent is no longer a stigma.

There was a time when such a thing was printed on birth certiicates.

I found out doing my own family tree research that my great grandmother was born illegitimately. Interestingly given the times and place, she still had godparents listed. I’m thinking she was a rape victim sadly.

468 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:24:58am
469 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 8:27:59am

re: #416 FemNaziBitch

Ben Carson no longer wants to discuss LGBT issues in public.

Ben Carson 2016 — Keep It On The Down Low!

470 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 8:28:22am

Amazon has filed its first ever lawsuit over fake product reviews

thenextweb.com

Does anyone really buy a product based on those reviews alone?

471 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 8:28:29am

re: #461 Nyet

9. “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”

Unacceptable as formulated. A better way would have been: “You shalt not lie, unless telling the truth is worse than lying in a given situation”.

As such, the commandment is limited to lies about “thy neighbor” only. Is it thus permissible to lie about a stranger, or in other situations not involving your neighbor/fellow?

This means lying in a way that is injurious to your neighbor, something that is covered under statutes against libel, perjury or fraud.

472 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 8:30:37am

Self-awareness, he haz none:

473 Whack-A-Mole  Apr 9, 2015 8:31:22am

Sorry for going way OT, but a quick question: Does anyone know what time new shows become available on Netflix? Is it at midnight or sometime during the day?

474 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:33:42am

Does Tucker think acting like a frat boy in his mid 40’s is anyway endearing?

475 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:34:00am
476 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 9, 2015 8:34:35am

re: #472 Lidane

Self-awareness, he haz none:

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477 Whack-A-Mole  Apr 9, 2015 8:35:00am

re: #473 Whack-A-Mole

Nevermind, I think I found my answer:

While Netflix hasn’t announced a specific time for Daredevil to appear on its streaming service, it’s common premieres on Netflix happen after midnight on the scheduled release date. And it’s normally at 3:01 a.m. EST so that those on the West Coast get it at the same time as the East Coast.

478 Dr. Matt  Apr 9, 2015 8:35:12am

re: #415 darthstar

Technically, it hasn’t arrived in Detroit yet. Nonetheless: optics

479 iossarian  Apr 9, 2015 8:37:08am

re: #472 Lidane

Self-awareness, he haz none:

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His brother sounds like your typical frat-boy asshole. Tucker’s a little more house trained but if you’re joking via email about whether anyone’s had various kinds of sexual interaction with a woman you only know in a professional capacity, that basically pegs you as, yes, a misogynist.

480 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:38:15am

re: #479 iossarian

His brother sounds like your typical frat-boy asshole. Tucker’s a little more house trained but if you’re joking via email about whether anyone’s had various kinds of sexual interaction with a woman you only know in a professional capacity, that basically pegs you as, yes, a misogynist.

If it walks like a sexist pig, quacks like one, then it must be.

481 iossarian  Apr 9, 2015 8:38:34am

Do they still have “panty raids” at Daily Caller?

I’m just asking questions.

482 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:38:46am

re: #476 No Country For Old Haters

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sucks when your world view does not coincide with the law.

483 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 9, 2015 8:39:51am

re: #452 Justanotherhuman

He lived not far from me.

Bummer, but 88 isn’t too bad. Many of us die much younger.

484 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:41:48am
TeamOscarTigerWalks on facebook
485 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:42:47am
486 ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2015 8:45:26am

Just read through most of this thread (very fast).

I wish I had not. I can’t take all this derp everyone posts from the outside LGF world. It is all just getting to be too much.

I am wondering if Rand Paul maybe announced way too early. Like maybe a year too early. He is going to get hammered and it would not surprise me if he was out before next years debates. Not that I would mind.

If he hangs on it sure is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride…and great entertainment. Sad for the country, but maybe we need to get as crazy as possible to work this crap out of the nation’s system.

487 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:45:35am
488 #FergusonFireside  Apr 9, 2015 8:47:08am

re: #486 ObserverArt

Did you see this? Not derp.

489 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:48:25am

re: #486 ObserverArt

Just read through most of this thread (very fast).

I wish I had not. I can’t take all this derp everyone posts from the outside LGF world. It is all just getting to be too much.

I am wondering if Rand Paul maybe announced way too early. Like maybe a year too early. He is going to get hammered and it would not surprise me if he was out before next years debates. Not that I would mind.

If he hangs on it sure is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride…and great entertainment. Sad for the country, but maybe we need to get as crazy as possible to work this crap out of the nation’s system.

A year too early? By this time a year from now we’ll be in the thick of the primaries. Sorry to nit, I do know what you mean. I think he probably did enter a little too early but he’s probably eager to counter Cruz’s thunder and be the fairest most true conservative of them all.

490 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 8:49:33am

re: #489 HappyWarrior

Gonna be a long campaign season.

491 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:49:58am

10-Yr Old Nathaniel Gill testifies against Indiana-Style Adoption Bill

Young man’s testimony was cut-off by insensitive congressperson.

his full testimony

492 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:50:21am

re: #490 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Gonna be a long campaign season.

oy

493 Kilroy01  Apr 9, 2015 8:52:16am

re: #491 FemNaziBitch

10-Yr Old Nathaniel Gill testifies against Indiana-Style Adoption Bill

Young man’s testimony was cut-off by insensitive congressperson.

his full testimony

The congressman didn’t see the value of listening to someone who is obviously unemployed.

494 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:53:57am

re: #493 Kilroy01

The congressman didn’t see the value of listening to someone who is obviously unemployed.

asshole

495 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 8:54:35am

bbl

496 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:55:39am

re: #491 FemNaziBitch

10-Yr Old Nathaniel Gill testifies against Indiana-Style Adoption Bill

Young man’s testimony was cut-off by insensitive congressperson.

his full testimony

Pro family party my ass. What a smug asshole.

497 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 8:56:13am

re: #490 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Gonna be a long campaign season.

Just hope that all goes well next fall.

498 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 8:56:23am

re: #486 ObserverArt

Rand, like his father, Roid, is in it for the grift. Every day’s delay was one day less of harvesting the marks’ dough before he has the shit knocked out of him in the primaries.

499 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 8:59:25am
500 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 8:59:54am

What the actual fuck?

501 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:01:03am
502 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:02:35am

re: #499 Charles Johnson

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Probably haz pixels, too.

503 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 9:03:40am

re: #500 Lidane

What the actual fuck?

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Well this is the birthplace of secession. You just would hope that they would have made actual progress in the years since.

504 Drive By Commenter  Apr 9, 2015 9:03:56am

re: #500 Lidane

They don’t believe in evolution. Of any kind.

505 ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2015 9:04:10am

re: #489 HappyWarrior

A year too early? By this time a year from now we’ll be in the thick of the primaries. Sorry to nit, I do know what you mean. I think he probably did enter a little too early but he’s probably eager to counter Cruz’s thunder and be the fairest most true conservative of them all.

Sorry. I did not realize the debates were going to be starting mid-August 2015.

Yuk.

But my thinking does still hold. Now that I see the debates are so early, Rand will be exposed even more this year. So, I will stick with my original post that he will be out by year’s end, maybe January. That will be 5-6 debates in, if that long.

Of course, others will be done by then too.

And with that, I see momma nature is dimming the lights outside and I can hear rumbles in the distance. I might have to shut down and not be able to follow along. It is supposed to get crazy in Ohio today and Columbus is right on the edge of the dangerous storm predictions.

506 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 9:05:16am

re: #503 HappyWarrior

Well this is the birthplace of secession. You just would hope that they would have made actual progress in the years since.

“Too small for a country, too big for an insane asylum.”

507 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 9:05:23am

re: #499 Charles Johnson

THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE HAS LAYERS YOU GUYS

Experts know that Layer 0 is always means that the image is a forgery.

508 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 9:06:51am

re: #471 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

This means lying in a way that is injurious to your neighbor, something that is covered under statutes against libel, perjury or fraud.

You may not libel anyone, not only your neighbor.

509 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 9:07:26am

re: #506 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

“Too small for a country, too big for an insane asylum.”

Too crazy for boystown, too much of a boy for crazytown.

510 KerFuFFler  Apr 9, 2015 9:07:57am

re: #415 darthstar

That looks like the most boring water slide EVAR. Who would pay $15 for that?

511 ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2015 9:08:54am

re: #501 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That is one thing I will give Ohio AG DeWine credit for.

By the way, anyone making sure a certain undesirable new journalist with red hair gets that tweeted his way?

After all, all those rape kits came from all those lying women. ///

512 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 9:09:05am

re: #505 ObserverArt

Sorry. I did not realize the debates were going to be starting mid-August 2015.

Yuk.

But my thinking does still hold. Now that I see the debates are so early, Rand will be exposed even more this year. So, I will stick with my original post that he will be out by year’s end, maybe January. That will be 5-6 debates in, if that long.

Of course, others will be done by then too.

And with that, I see momma nature is dimming the lights outside and I can hear rumbles in the distance. I might have to shut down and not be able to follow along. It is supposed to get crazy in Ohio today and Columbus is right on the edge of the dangerous storm predictions.

It’s cool. I can’t believe the next presidential election is only 19 months away too. Time flies. I think you’re right that he will get exposed. My prediction is that it will come down to Walker and Bush at this point but the debates will be interesting since we’ll see how nutty the GOP electorate will be and how far these guys will be willing to pander.

513 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 9:09:24am

re: #499 Charles Johnson

JCW “Industries”

One guy making firearms accessories.

514 Dr. Matt  Apr 9, 2015 9:10:55am

re: #499 Charles Johnson

515 Romantic Heretic  Apr 9, 2015 9:11:47am

re: #419 HappyWarrior

Rand’s not a real libertarian. However, the biggest problem with the ideology is the lack of desire of Libertarians to actually look at how a real society operates and functions. It’s related to how von Mises/Austrian school economic subscribers ignore real life data at the expense of the theory. In that way, they are a lot like diehard Marxists.

Even American Conservative agrees with that assessment.

516 Dr. Matt  Apr 9, 2015 9:12:48am

The “people” that believe Obama’s birth certificate is a “proven forgery” simultaneously believe there is no proof of global climate change.

517 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 9:17:12am

re: #508 Nyet

You may not libel anyone, not only your neighbor.

When you live in the country, everybody’s your neighbor.

518 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:18:46am

It begins:

519 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 9:20:49am

re: #518 Backwoods_Sleuth

It begins:

Mark Sanford….seem to remember something about the guy, Appalachian hiking, something something….

////

520 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 9:21:24am

re: #515 Romantic Heretic

Even American Conservative agrees with that assessment.

True story: I used to have a subscription to The American Conservative because I had convinced myself I needed to MBF what I read to be thorough. *gag*

I knew I wouldn’t agree with TAC at all, but their criticism of the left was predictable. Their criticism of the right was entertaining. Their hating on libertarians is a fun read.

521 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 9, 2015 9:21:44am

re: #519 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Mark Sanford….seem to remember something about the guy, Appalachian hiking, something something….

////

Venezuelan soulmate…

522 ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2015 9:22:28am

re: #514 Dr. Matt

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Looks like Mr. Smiley Face was a victim of too much Photoshop unsharp masking. Nice halo around him.

: )

523 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:23:26am

Look at all the diversity in the crowd!

524 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 9:24:03am

*looks at FB*

That moment when a longtime friend posts a vague thing that heavily implies she “met” her husband’s mistress in the last couple of days and that her husband basically wined and dined this new girl with expensive handbags and dinner.

Fun!

525 ObserverArt  Apr 9, 2015 9:25:13am

Later all…nice dark red spot on the weather map moving in over my part of town, lots of rumbling with it all.

526 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 9:27:10am

re: #521 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Venezuelan soulmate…

Argentine. And it appears to be over.

nytimes.com

527 Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2015 9:29:22am
528 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 9:29:44am

re: #517 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

When you live in the country, everybody’s your neighbor.

Not really. That’s your interpretation, not necessarily those of others.

Also, for the words to mean something there must be a situation in which there are also non-neighbors against which you can testify. Otherwise one may as well omit the words as unnecessary. Hence the commandment as it is formulated is unacceptable.

529 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 9:29:57am

re: #524 Lidane

*looks at FB*

That moment when a longtime friend posts a vague thing that heavily implies she “met” her husband’s mistress in the last couple of days and that her husband basically wined and dined this new girl with expensive handbags and dinner.

Fun!

Hope he didn’t use the household money.

530 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 9, 2015 9:30:52am

re: #527 Dave In Austin

hah, took me about 3/4ths of second or two.

531 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:31:30am
532 iossarian  Apr 9, 2015 9:31:58am

re: #528 Nyet

I think we’d really have to go to the original manuscripts, and understand them in the semantic context of 2nd millennium BC usage to be sure.

533 iossarian  Apr 9, 2015 9:32:37am

re: #531 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lol. “We all love our aircraft carriers, now let me tell you how I’m the anti-establishment candidate.”

534 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:32:57am
535 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 9:33:32am

re: #529 Justanotherhuman

Hope he didn’t use the household money.

He’d better pray he didn’t. They’ve got a kid together. If he spent anything that they used jointly for their household on his mistress, my friend is going to keelhaul him.

No idea what else is going on. I sent her a message asking and she said she’s fine. We’ll see.

536 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 9:33:53am

re: #531 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yep nothing says take on the Washington machine by opening your campaign in front of the most bloated part of the budget.

537 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 9:37:08am

re: #535 Lidane

He’d better pray he didn’t. They’ve got a kid together. If he spent anything that they used jointly on his mistress, my friend is going to keelhaul him.

No idea what else is going on. I sent her a message asking and she said she’s fine. We’ll see.

I always tell women to see a lawyer before any other person. Get a handle on the joint assets, child custody, etc before he knows what hit him.

538 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 9:42:41am

re: #537 Justanotherhuman

I always tell women to see a lawyer before any other person. Get a handle on the joint assets, child custody, etc before he knows what hit him.

Hopefully other people around her have told her the same thing. I would imagine so. She’s pretty sharp. My guess is that she’s already making plans to see a lawyer, if she hasn’t seen one already.

539 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 9:44:32am

Crazy Eyes is flapping her gums again, seeking relevance:

540 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 9:44:38am

Privatization works so well for govts, cont.

Governor, advocate seek answers in Utah inmate’s death

bigstory.ap.org

541 HappyWarrior  Apr 9, 2015 9:47:21am

re: #539 Lidane

Crazy Eyes is flapping her gums again, seeking relevance:

[Embedded content]

That dead guy Osama probably disagrees with you there Michele. I’d ask him but I can’t.

542 Nyet  Apr 9, 2015 9:49:44am

re: #532 iossarian

I think we’d really have to go to the original manuscripts, and understand them in the semantic context of 2nd millennium BC usage to be sure.

543 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 9, 2015 9:51:43am

Ewww!

philly.com

“Uncle’s Surprise Sexting is a Disgusting Shock”

544 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 9:57:13am
545 Justanotherhuman  Apr 9, 2015 9:57:22am

What Our Brains Can Teach Us About How People Justify Killing

thinkprogress.org

“New brain research may offer some insight into a topic of great debate: how humans justify the use of deadly force in certain situations.

“The study, published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, centered on a group of subjects who played video games in which they shot innocent civilians, a situation that may be considered “unjustified,” and enemy soldiers, a situation that’s considered more “justified.” During the activities, scientists measured participants’ brain activity via functional magnetic resonance imaging.

“Researchers found that the neural systems that activate when one harms others show less vigor when that person believes the killing is justified. Dr. Pascal Molenberghs of Monash University in Melbourne said that these findings could pave the way for further study into how certain groups — including soldiers and police officers — become desensitized to violence, particularly when views about the victim and perpetrator are brought into question.” More

Also interesting:

“Research that uses video games to investigate bigger questions about people’s violent nature is quite controversial, especially when it attempts to examine a potential cause-and-effect relationship between gaming and violence. The new brain scan study comes on the heels of other research that dispelled notions that violent video games cause violent crime and “moral immaturity.” A study conducted at the University of Oxford examined the effects of various games and the length of time spent using video game consoles, and found that the time spent playing games had a greater impact than the type of games played.” my emphasis

546 EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2015 10:01:46am

re: #539 Lidane

Unintentional irony on the part of Crazy-Eyes Bachmann.

The GOP’s policy of ‘all the wars all the time’ is very helpful for the terrorists.

547 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 9, 2015 10:53:42am

re: #486 ObserverArt

Just read through most of this thread (very fast).

I wish I had not. I can’t take all this derp everyone posts from the outside LGF world. It is all just getting to be too much.

I am wondering if Rand Paul maybe announced way too early. Like maybe a year too early. He is going to get hammered and it would not surprise me if he was out before next years debates. Not that I would mind.

If he hangs on it sure is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride…and great entertainment. Sad for the country, but maybe we need to get as crazy as possible to work this crap out of the nation’s system.

Or he might actually be pretty canny. Spend most of a year talking presidential stuff while he collects money, connections, and name recognition. Pull out of the 2016 race while making the “agonizing” decision to keep the Senate run in Kentucky while building towards a 2020 (or 2024) run. He’s still young enough.

548 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 9, 2015 11:28:52am

re: #276 Nyet

So we’re all dead and in hell?

I’ve often considered writing a fantasy story where our lives on Earth is actually our time in purgatory…


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