The Only Confederate Flag We Ever Need to Remember

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Today is the 150th anniversary of the Confederacy’s Surrender at Appomattox.

In the spirit of this day, there’s only one Confederate flag that should ever be shown in the United States of America.

‘Matthew G. Bisanz [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), GPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html), LGPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html) or FAL], via Wikimedia Commons

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1 Mattand  Apr 9, 2015 5:48:54pm
In the spirit of this day, there’s only one Confederate flag that should ever be shown in the United States of America.

Yup.

2 Drive By Commenter  Apr 9, 2015 5:51:30pm

The true Flag Of The Confederacy. And the only one that matters.

3 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 5:53:54pm

The Confederate die-hards are all worked up today.

4 b.d.  Apr 9, 2015 5:54:48pm

Thanks for posting this Charles, some people don’t seem to have gotten the memo that the south gave up and lost.

5 thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2015 5:55:54pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The Confederate die-hards are all worked up today.

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Gee, I can’t imagine why. They don’t like it when people remind them that the South lost the war.

6 b.d.  Apr 9, 2015 5:56:08pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The Confederate die-hards are all worked up today.

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THE CIVIL WAR WASN’T ABOUT SLAVERY AND AHAB DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THAT WHALE

7 Drive By Commenter  Apr 9, 2015 5:56:39pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Them slaves never had it so good and the free market would have sorted it all out and the Federals had no basis to blah blah blah STFU. Period

8 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 5:56:45pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The coach is not a historian.

“…For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery. They have endeavored to weaken our security, to disturb our domestic peace and tranquility, and persistently refused to comply with their express constitutional obligations to us in reference to that property, and by the use of their power in the Federal Government have striven to deprive us of an equal enjoyment of the common Territories of the Republic.”
civilwar.org

9 Skip Intro  Apr 9, 2015 6:00:08pm
10 psddluva4evah  Apr 9, 2015 6:03:46pm

is there any doubt that if the dash cam video had come out before the witness video, what the media narrative would be?

11 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:03:56pm
12 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:04:23pm
13 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:05:56pm
14 thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2015 6:06:51pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Dafuq is wrong with these people. Oh, right - this from the same guy who thinks the Rodney King tapes were faked. The stupid runs deep in this one.

15 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:08:30pm
16 Amory Blaine  Apr 9, 2015 6:11:31pm

Looks like a nice bath towel.

17 Targetpractice  Apr 9, 2015 6:13:06pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The Confederate die-hards are all worked up today.

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Yes, “states rights,” as in the right to own, sell, and buy human beings for the purposes of manual labor until they day they died.

18 EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2015 6:13:41pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

Slavery is so obviously the primary cause of the US Civil War that denial of this premise is the historical equivalent of advocacy of phlogiston chemistry or Lysenkoism in complete contradiction to reality.

19 Amory Blaine  Apr 9, 2015 6:14:44pm

Scientology leader spied on father, West Allis reports allege

The Church of Scientology paid a private detective $10,000 per week to spy on its leader’s father, who lived in Whitewater and West Allis after leaving the church about three years ago, according to West Allis police reports.

The intensive surveillance involved placing a GPS tracking unit on Ronald Miscavige Sr.’s car, rummaging through his trash, reading his email over his shoulder at the library and photographing him “wherever he went,” according to the West Allis reports.

The private eye, Dwayne S. Powell, reported to his boss hourly, according to the police reports, which were generated after Powell was arrested by West Allis police in 2013 for lurking suspiciously around the 2400 block of S. 77th St.

20 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:14:46pm

re: #10 psddluva4evah

is there any doubt that if the dash cam video had come out before the witness video, what the media narrative would be?

If the witness video hadn’t existed, this cop would still be on the street today.

21 EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2015 6:15:18pm

re: #17 Targetpractice

Yes, “states rights,” as in the right to own, sell, and buy human beings for the purposes of manual labor until they day they died.

I have a very low opinion of “states rights” arguments in the US.

The two primary applications of this principle led to the Civil War and to decades of Jim Crow afterwards.

What’s not to like? //////

22 b.d.  Apr 9, 2015 6:15:19pm

re: #16 Amory Blaine

Looks like a nice bath towel.

You can hardly see the urine stains.

23 Targetpractice  Apr 9, 2015 6:16:36pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

If the witness video hadn’t existed, this cop would still be on the street today.

Or if the witness video had been taken to the police, it would never have seen the light of day unless it came after a prolonged indictment, at which time it would be released after the cop had been released on another “no-bill.”

24 Lidane  Apr 9, 2015 6:16:55pm

re: #18 EPR-radar

Slavery is so obviously the primary cause of the US Civil War that denial of this premise is the historical equivalent of advocacy of phlogiston chemistry or Lysenkoism in complete contradiction to reality.

It takes a massive amount of pretzel logic to deny that slavery was the root cause of the Civil War.

“States’ rights” is a canard. The Confederates argued that states had the right to decide who was human and who wasn’t, and who could own who. The fact that people refuse to admit this is telling.

25 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 6:17:03pm

“…Video recorded by a dashboard camera shows an officer opening the car door less than two seconds after his first attempt, and the 53-year-old Fitzgerald steps out of the vehicle while the officer keeps one hand on him.

What happens next is unclear, because some audio and images from the dashboard camera and six others at the scene are missing or still haven’t been collected by investigators.

Video shows an Orange County sheriff’s deputy throwing Fitzgerald onto the four-lane highway, but there is no audio during that segment due to what has been described as a malfunction.

The footage also partially shows Fitzgerald’s head repeatedly hitting the patrol car’s hood - but the deputy claims Fitzgerald intentionally did that to himself.

26 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:17:52pm

Looks like the TweetDeck development team is finally plugging the hole that allowed you to set up a column for a user that blocked you. In a way, I’m glad, but in another way, this is symbolic of what’s wrong with Twitter’s approach to hateful trolls - they think if they just make it hard for you to see what the trolls are doing you’ll shut up and just consume their product like a good little consumer.

27 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:20:29pm

re: #26 Charles Johnson

And meanwhile, trolls and stalkers just keep spreading their poison. You just can’t see it most of the time - but you definitely will feel the effect.

28 BeachDem  Apr 9, 2015 6:21:06pm

And in the spirit of the day, once again, my favorite hotel in Columbia—the Clarion (not the nicest of them, but I like the history.)

29 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 6:21:37pm

The American Civil War was about slavery.

From the Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union issued on December 24, 1860 by the government of South Carolina:

The same article of the Constitution stipulates also for rendition by the several States of fugitives from justice from the other States.

The General Government, as the common agent, passed laws to carry into effect these stipulations of the States. For many years these laws were executed. But an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution. The States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, have enacted laws which either nullify the Acts of Congress or render useless any attempt to execute them. In many of these States the fugitive is discharged from service or labor claimed, and in none of them has the State Government complied with the stipulation made in the Constitution. The State of New Jersey, at an early day, passed a law in conformity with her constitutional obligation; but the current of anti-slavery feeling has led her more recently to enact laws which render inoperative the remedies provided by her own law and by the laws of Congress. In the State of New York even the right of transit for a slave has been denied by her tribunals; and the States of Ohio and Iowa have refused to surrender to justice fugitives charged with murder, and with inciting servile insurrection in the State of Virginia. Thus the constituted compact has been deliberately broken and disregarded by the non-slaveholding States, and the consequence follows that South Carolina is released from her obligation.

30 Targetpractice  Apr 9, 2015 6:23:23pm

re: #25 jaunte

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Yes folks, black men are all uniformly becoming violent, attacking cops and trying to take their weapons from them without provocation, and beating themselves up so they can make false claims of police brutality.

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31 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 9, 2015 6:23:48pm

Came home between jobs, put supper in the oven and set down to see this remembrance of Appomattox. Most excellent. Thank you for posting that photo Charles. It will make my night more pleasant to think of it pissing off the lost causers.

32 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 6:25:06pm

re: #8 jaunte

The coach is not a historian.

and by the use of their power in the Federal Government have striven to deprive us of an equal enjoyment of the common Territories of the Republic.

This is the money quote. The Civil War wasn’t over slavery where it already existed. The original 13th Amendment, passed by both houses, already would have guaranteed that in perpetuity. It was about extension of slavery into the territories.

Particularly, it was about allowing the population of a territory to decide, on petitioning for statehood, whether to be a slave or free state, even if they were south of the Missouri Compromise line. (The infamous Dred Scott decision also included, as a throwaway line, the determination that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional to begin with.) The slave states were all up in arms about “squatter sovereignty” and how they should never be excluded anywhere.

How “squatter sovereignty” (bad) differs from “states rights” (good) has always remained unexplained.

33 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 6:26:13pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Did you see we had a Geert Wilders fan show up to downding a dead thread and comments this morning?

34 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:26:24pm

re: #16 Amory Blaine

Looks like a nice bath towel.

Not nearly as nice as the other one.

35 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:27:23pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did you see we had a Geert Wilders fan show up to downding a dead thread and comments this morning?

36 Amory Blaine  Apr 9, 2015 6:28:12pm

That kitty looks like a little lamb.

37 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 6:28:13pm

re: #21 EPR-radar

I have a very low opinion of “states rights” arguments in the US.

The states’ rights argument is bs anyway. South Carolina was whining because New York wouldn’t honor the fugitive slave act and return escaped slaves.

38 thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2015 6:30:33pm

re: #37 Belafon

The states’ rights argument is bs anyway. South Carolina was whining because New York wouldn’t honor the fugitive slave act and return escaped slaves.

Well, DUH. New York was treading on South Carolina’s right to declare people as property. See how this works?

39 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:32:16pm

re: #36 Amory Blaine

That kitty looks like a little lamb.

I was thinking David Blaine after spending a month without food or water in a silo full of flour.

Mindfreak!

40 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 6:32:38pm

I don’t normally share a lot from here on Facebook because I’ve decided twitter would be where I would do politics, but I had to share this page.

41 EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2015 6:33:46pm

re: #37 Belafon

The states’ rights argument is bs anyway. South Carolina was whining because New York wouldn’t honor the fugitive slave act and return escaped slaves.

Indeed. As applied (i.e. for slavery and for Jim Crow), ‘states rights’ arguments have always been total bullshit.

The fact that slavery in the territories and in new states was the most critical issue is the decisive evidence. The pro-slavery forces had dominated the Federal government since the founding, and the prospect of losing that domination was enough to make them rebel.

42 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:36:14pm
43 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:36:34pm
Coming this fall, Dubya & Marv — only on Fox!
44 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 6:37:22pm

re: #36 Amory Blaine

That kitty looks like a little lamb.

Pre-demon sheep…

45 TedStriker  Apr 9, 2015 6:39:09pm

re: #39 De Kolta Chair

I was thinking David Blaine after spending a month without food or water in a silo full of flour.

Mindfreak!

That’s Criss Angel, not David Blaine…

46 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:39:44pm

re: #45 TedStriker

That’s Criss Angel, not David Blaine…

Like I said, Mindfreak! ;-)

47 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 6:39:58pm
48 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 6:41:56pm
49 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:47:04pm

Coming this fall:

One’s a matron & one’s a failure

Barbara Bush & Sarah Palin star as wacky mismatched roommates in Pearls Before Swine

Only on Fox!

50 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 6:47:18pm
51 thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2015 6:47:46pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

So now our dearest UpChuck fancies himself a hacker. Bless his heart.

52 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 6:47:57pm

I’m thinking this is why he blocked me:

53 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 9, 2015 6:50:36pm

re: #52 Kragar

I’m thinking this is why he blocked me:

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Or put it more simply, committed treason as defined by Article III section 3 of the Constitution - levying war against the United States.

54 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 6:50:44pm

Look what I skied today!

55 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 9, 2015 6:52:07pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Brrr. Better you than me :D

Alas, it’s snowing here, again. Bletch.

56 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 6:52:09pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

Look what I skied today!

Seriously, that’s rad. And you are crazy. Never change.

57 thedopefishlives  Apr 9, 2015 6:53:29pm

re: #52 Kragar

I’m thinking this is why he blocked me:

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That’s an awesome reply. It’s actually kind of how President Lincoln approached the situation; he refused to call it a war, saying that it would give the Confederacy legitimacy. It was an “insurrection” to be “put down”.

58 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 6:54:14pm
59 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 6:54:51pm

re: #53 William Barnett-Lewis

Or put it more simply, committed treason as defined by Article III section 3 of the Constitution - levying war against the United States.

I’ve always told apologists that they’re jumping pretty foxy for people whose ancestors could mostly all have been perfectly legally hanged.

60 goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2015 6:55:21pm

RUNNING WITH RIFLES update. The trick to surviving as a Private seems to be finding cover, figuring out cover sightlines, and setting up crouch and prone as toggles instead of leaving them buttons you have to keep held down. Then you just find an area where the enemy Graycollars or Brownpants (!) tend to cluster and hitting them from prone until you level up. Grenades are a mixed bag and you should use them sparingly until you figure out what’s in range and how they’re likely to bounce off of rocks, trees and walls, since the standard Classic mode punishes you heavily for mass fratricide. Bazookas are doubly dangerous this way, you will slaughter the shit out of your own guys until you figure this out. Also, since the game gives you no reasonable combat tutorial it helps to read this.

After an embarrassing amount of time, and once you make it to Corporal the game gets a lot more interesting, by then you will have figured out just enough about how shit works to stop wondering if you’re actually retarded and nobody told you. I can only imagine that in this way (and this way only) it’s relatively faithful to the real world military experience.

61 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 6:56:30pm

Went over to twitter and saw this was trending: #ThingsBetterThanTheIranDeal. My thought: Christians finally getting raptured. Though the wailing and gnashing of teeth of the Christianists would be annoying.

62 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 6:57:58pm

re: #56 De Kolta Chair

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

63 Jay C  Apr 9, 2015 6:58:42pm

re: #41 EPR-radar

Indeed. As applied (i.e. for slavery and for Jim Crow), ‘states rights’ arguments have always been total bullshit.

The fact that slavery in the territories and in new states was the most critical issue is the decisive evidence. The pro-slavery forces had dominated the Federal government since the founding, and the prospect of losing that domination was enough to make them rebel.

True this: but another angle (which the Slave Power immediately moved to extrapolate from the Dred Scott decision) was that no Federal, State or local law - enforceable by NO Federal, State or local agency whatsoever - could interfere with the “property rights” of chattel slavery anywhere in the entire country - States or Territories. It was seen (by both sides) as a legal means to erase the distinction between “slave states” and “free states”, in effect making ALL the United States “slave states” in some degree. Just another reason to piss people off….

64 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 6:59:11pm

HotAir “Lib-trolling”

65 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 6:59:23pm

As usual, Chuck is reaching the nonsensical hour, right on time:

66 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 7:00:18pm

re: #64 jaunte

67 #FergusonFireside  Apr 9, 2015 7:00:23pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

Holy shit.

68 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2015 7:00:38pm

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

As usual, Chuck is reaching the nonsensical hour, right on time:

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Note the double hashtagging.
That means argle bargle blah blah SERIOUS…

69 TedStriker  Apr 9, 2015 7:01:49pm

re: #52 Kragar

I’m thinking this is why he blocked me:

@LV4RedSox @coachdb181 @Green_Footballs Ft Sumter, where terrorists bombed US troops because they hated America.
— Kragar (@Kragar_LGF) April 10, 2015

*chuckles*

Truth hurts for the Lost Causer, I see?

70 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:02:03pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

Fan-asspunkering-tastic!

Someday I might get up the nerve to tell all about the time I stood on a step stool to fetch a bottle of Tapatio sauce from the top cabinet. I haven’t seen my nuts since. Now, excuse me while I call my therapist. ///

71 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 7:03:58pm

re: #67 #FergusonFireside

Here’s looking up at the line, after I skied it.

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The shit I do for shits and giggles, man.

72 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:04:37pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The Confederate die-hards are all worked up today.

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slavery - property rights

so hard to tell the difference.

73 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:04:58pm

how is it now?

74 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:05:42pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

That reminds me of one time at A basin just before I wound up head-down, about 10 feet down in the snow, and had to swim up to the light.

75 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:06:37pm

re: #71 teleskiguy

Here’s looking up at the line, after I skied it.

instagram.com

The shit I do for shits and giggles, man.

Remind me, teleskiguy, how old are you?

76 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 7:08:01pm

re: #74 jaunte

That reminds me of one time at A basin just before I wound up head-down, about 10 feet down in the snow, and had to swim up to the light.

That’s a lot of snow! I probably would have been in hog heaven, hootin and hollerin all day long.

Glad you were able to swim out!

77 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 7:08:18pm

re: #75 De Kolta Chair

Remind me, how old are you?

I’ll be 33 next month.

78 FemNaziBitch  Apr 9, 2015 7:09:14pm

bbl

79 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:11:38pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

I’ll be 33 next month.

As my Aussie pals would say, Goodonya, nipper!

80 Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2015 7:12:16pm
81 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 7:14:52pm

150 years after the Civil War ended, there’s still a great number of waterheads in the United States who don’t think the war was about slavery.

Old racial supremacy social structures die hard.

82 Targetpractice  Apr 9, 2015 7:17:18pm

Well, it’s certainly true that they were in danger of becoming second-class citizens. The reason is because chattel slavery could not hope to compete with industrialization, but there was so much money wrapped up in slaves and plantations that the South couldn’t afford to just end it all. When it began to look like abolitionism, even gradually phased in, would rob them of their “property rights” by freeing all those slaves, the South felt it had no choice but to defend its “way of life.”

Yet, it was that poor level of industrialization and over-reliance on slave labor that proved to be the South’s undoing. It had to rely upon Britain and France for much of the materiel necessary to wage war, and once the Union blockade squeezed down upon Southern ports, the countdown to the defeat of their “cause” began to speed up.

83 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:18:14pm
84 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:18:27pm


The present past

150 years after the end of the civil war, the states that were once Confederate remain distinct

85 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 9, 2015 7:22:50pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

There is not enough money in the United States…

86 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:25:00pm

The president visited the Bob Marley Museum this morning, and I’m sure that Fox & Friends accused him of dissing Peter Tosh.

87 BeachDem  Apr 9, 2015 7:26:50pm

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

As usual, Chuck is reaching the nonsensical hour, right on time:

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Huh? What the hell is he trying to say (I guess my IQ isn’t high enough to figure it out.)

88 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:27:14pm
89 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:27:33pm

re: #86 De Kolta Chair

I saw what I & I did there.
90 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:28:58pm

re: #64 jaunte

Why are so many Red states voluntarily relegating themselves to second class status by denying science. fighting the ACA, cutting funds for education, etc.? Attempting to live in a reenactment of the early 1800s seems to me to be a perfect way to become a second class citizen.

91 TedStriker  Apr 9, 2015 7:30:02pm

re: #86 De Kolta Chair

The president visited the Bob Marley Museum this morning, so I’m sure that Fox & Friends accused him of dissing Peter Tosh.

I love both Marley and Tosh, but this song by Tosh is quite a bit more topical these days:

92 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:31:09pm

re: #90 Higgs Boson’s Mate

The Economist article has an interesting pov:

“…Religion is a better explanation of southern exceptionalism. The civil war divided most of America’s Protestant sects, says Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame. Both the Presbyterian and Methodist churches split into northern branches, which opposed slavery, and southern branches, which did not. Even after slavery ended, theological divisions persisted. In the north, which saw mass immigration from all over the world in the decades after the war, Protestant churches had to find some accommodation with Jews, Catholics and, eventually, non-believers.

In the South the share of those born outside America (which was low to begin with) actually fell after the civil war. New migrants moved west or north but rarely south. Because of this, southern churches could hold more traditional views without challenge. Those tented revival meetings that were such a feature of southern Protestantism were not intended to win converts so much as to purify and strengthen beliefs that were already there.”

Confirmation bias.

93 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 7:32:52pm

re: #91 TedStriker

I love both Marley and Tosh, but this song by Tosh is quite a bit more topical these days:

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Ja rule, and a change is gonna come.

My personal fave by The Wailers…

Youtube Video

94 Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2015 7:33:19pm

re: #92 jaunte

The Economist article has an interesting pov:

Confirmation bias.

Communion bias.

95 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 7:35:18pm

re: #82 Targetpractice

Not to mention the ideological disarray among Confederates. The Confederate Army started recruiting slaves and freed blacks into their ranks, especially after the sheer butchery at Petersburg. They were recruiting slaves to fight a war to keep them slaves.

And I don’t forget all the anti-Confederate insurrectionist activity up in the mountains up and down all of southern Appalachia, those mountain folk knew that the Confederacy wasn’t hip, where it’s at.

96 BigPapa  Apr 9, 2015 7:39:04pm

If only the video came out a month after the event.

After the system took over to cover and exonerate the cop.

97 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:40:27pm

re: #92 jaunte

Those tented revival meetings that were such a feature of southern Protestantism were not intended to win converts so much as to purify and strengthen beliefs that were already there.

Those tented revival meetings were still going strong when I was in South Texas in the late Sixties/Early Seventies. Having read Elmer Gantry I attended whenever they came through town. It was eye opening.

98 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 7:42:34pm

re: #96 BigPapa

If only the video came out a month after the event.

After the system took over to cover and exonerate the cop.

Then nothing would have happened to the cop because it would have been too late and what are you going to do. There would have been protests, which would have become the story rather than the shooting.

99 Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2015 7:43:12pm

re: #95 teleskiguy

Not to mention the ideological disarray among Confederates. The Confederate Army started recruiting slaves and freed blacks into their ranks, especially after the sheer butchery at Petersburg. They were recruiting slaves to fight a war to keep them slaves.

And I don’t forget all the anti-Confederate insurrectionist activity up in the mountains up and down all of southern Appalachia, those mountain folk knew that the Confederacy wasn’t hip, where it’s at.

Not just in the mountains. Here the swamps provided the necessary buffer from state control. A nearby town held the wartime lynching of a tall southerner who wasn’t confederate enough.

mysteriousbritain.co.uk

Across the Mississippi line, anti-confederates formed the “State of Jones”.

amazon.com

100 BigPapa  Apr 9, 2015 7:43:43pm

Image if this quality of video was taken of the Brown/Wilson shooting.

And sat on for 2 months till after the narratives were jockeyed and solidified.

The video will take out a bad cop. But not a bad system.

101 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 7:44:20pm

re: #97 Higgs Boson’s Mate

My mother grew up a Southern Baptist in Georgia and Florida. She went to a tent revival once that she recalls scared her so much she eventually left the state and became a Unitarian.

102 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 7:46:31pm

re: #92 jaunte

In the South the share of those born outside America (which was low to begin with) actually fell after the civil war. New migrants moved west or north but rarely south. Because of this, southern churches could hold more traditional views without challenge.

It’s still true, though there’s still a big difference between the South and the rest of the country. Only the big cities in the South see lots of foreign citizens, and those also tend to be the Democratic parts of the states.

103 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 7:47:00pm

OT: Did anyone else see Regular Show today?

104 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 7:48:45pm

re: #102 Belafon

It’s still true, though there’s still a big difference between the South and the rest of the country. Only the big cities in the South see lots of foreign citizens, and those also tend to be the Democratic parts of the states.

I’ve been in parts of the South where I was surprised that they took American money.

105 goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2015 7:50:05pm

I love this guy’s work.

While these images are safe for work, they’ll still make you feel dirty - and that’s because they reflect some of the dirtiest things about our society. Spanish artist Luis Quiles’ images are so powerful because they evoke deep visceral responses - be they arousal, terror or disgust.

106 goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2015 7:54:04pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

Some of those illustrations are just totally brutal in their social commentary. I want to post them here in this thread but while the article calls them safe for work, they’re more like safe-ish.

107 Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2015 7:58:30pm

re: #104 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I’ve been in parts of the South where I was surprised that they took American money.

We did have a guy try to barter sex for a used washing machine and a bunch of squirrels, but the working girl turned out to be a cop.

108 TedStriker  Apr 9, 2015 8:00:11pm

re: #107 Decatur Deb

We did have a guy try to barter sex for a used washing machine and a bunch of squirrels, but the working girl turned out to be a cop.

First rule for johns: The prettiest prostitutes are almost always cops.

So I’ve heard…

109 lostlakehiker  Apr 9, 2015 8:03:38pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The Confederate die-hards are all worked up today.

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Well, in reality, the civil war was so about slavery.

But while we’re remembering that, and remembering what a relief it was to have the civil war over, let’s remember also that Grant personally forbade the firing of salutes in celebration. It wasn’t that kind of day, to his thinking, or to Lincoln’s. Nor should it be for us.

110 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 9, 2015 8:03:39pm

re: #107 Decatur Deb

We did have a guy try to barter sex for a used washing machine and a bunch of squirrels, but the working girl turned out to be a cop.

La Salle Parish, by chance?

111 Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2015 8:07:31pm

re: #110 Higgs Boson’s Mate

La Salle Parish, by chance?

Baja Alabama. I posted the news column a year or so ago.

112 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 8:08:13pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

I love this guy’s work.

He’s quite good as an illustrator, but imho like most politically engaged artists his politics is strictly preaching to the choir and imho not that original. As an artist/illustrator meself, I felt the same way about Sue Coe back in the eighties and alas as talented as she is she still paints the same way she did then. No growth. An artists has to grow. It’s a tricky thing, mixing art & politics and how they can date so quickly, though funnily enough my favorite artist is William Hogart, who was all about politics.

Of course, if Francisco Goya heard me say that he’d probably punch me square on la nariz.

113 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 8:11:43pm
114 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 8:12:33pm
115 Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2015 8:13:08pm

re: #109 lostlakehiker

Well, in reality, the civil war was so about slavery.

But while we’re remembering that, and remembering what a relief it was to have the civil war over, let’s remember also that Grant personally forbade the firing of salutes in celebration. It wasn’t that kind of day, to his thinking, or to Lincoln’s. Nor should it be for us.

That humane approach seems to have had mixed results. Next time we might give Thaddeus Stevens theories a try.

116 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 8:13:44pm
117 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 8:15:00pm

re: #109 lostlakehiker

Well, in reality, the civil war was so about slavery.

But while we’re remembering that, and remembering what a relief it was to have the civil war over, let’s remember also that Grant personally forbade the firing of salutes in celebration. It wasn’t that kind of day, to his thinking, or to Lincoln’s. Nor should it be for us.

It was that day for them because so many had died in the war. On the other hand, I’m going to keep throwing reality in the faces of those that talk about the lost South because they refuse to believe what the Civil War was about unless you make it absolutely obvious.

118 #FergusonFireside  Apr 9, 2015 8:15:46pm

I’m reading the insane account of Milton Bradley and his wife and the years and years of domestic abuse.

Ignored by the MLB of course.

119 Rev_Arthur_Icantbreatheing  Apr 9, 2015 8:19:40pm

Goddamnit Republicans! Must you fuck with everything?
Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off Your National Forests

120 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 8:22:45pm

re: #118 #FergusonFireside

I’m reading the insane account of Milton Bradley and his wife and the years and years of domestic abuse.

Ignored by the MLB of course.

Milton Bradley? No Monopoly game jokes please, though Sports Illustrated knows all about sports monopolies, though they’ve rarely reported about that.

121 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 8:23:52pm

The Unlikely Paths of Grant and Lee

The Lost Cause:

…”The traditional or Dunning School of Reconstruction was not just an interpretation of history. It was part of the edifice of the Jim Crow System,” said historian Eric Foner in a recent interview with The Nation. “It was an explanation for and justification of taking the right to vote away from black people on the grounds that they completely abused it during Reconstruction.” It’s hard to overstate Dunning’s influence. President Woodrow Wilson—a virulent white supremacist—held to the Dunning School, as did a generation of the men and women responsible for American mythmaking. Dunning’s narrative was the basis for the novel The Clansman, later adapted into the pathbreaking film The Birth of a Nation—it has all the elements of Lost Cause mythology and history—as well as the novel Gone With the Wind and its film adaptation several decades later. And you can see vestiges of it in our continued fascination with the noble ex-Confederate, sent West in pursuit of life, revenge, or both.”*

*See the recent series Hell On Wheels as an example.

122 alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Apr 9, 2015 8:24:19pm

re: #19 Amory Blaine

h-o-l-y shit. So beyond the ridiculous right-wing BS thriving in that part of the state, we have this? WTF?

123 alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Apr 9, 2015 8:26:56pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

yep. me too. as an illustrator, that takes some guts.

124 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 8:29:03pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

Good on you. Not something that I’d try, but I know how great it is to get a great “Whatever” in regardless of your sport or recreation.

125 #FergusonFireside  Apr 9, 2015 8:30:38pm

re: #118 #FergusonFireside

I’m reading the insane account of Milton Bradley and his wife and the years and years of domestic abuse.

Ignored by the MLB of course.

[Embedded content]

Wow.

On Sept. 14, Monique Bradley died at Encino Hospital Medical Center. A death certificate dated Oct. 10 lists the causes as cryptogenic (i.e., of unknown origin) cirrhosis of the liver, hemorrhagic shock and cardiorespiratory arrest. She was 33.

126 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 8:31:39pm

re: #121 jaunte

The famous quote by Woodrow Wilson about A Birth of a Nation after the screening at the White House: “It is like writing history with lightning.”

This from the same supposedly “progressive” schmuck who fired almost all African-Americans in the employ of the federal government, excluding postal workers who could be hidden behind screens.

127 retired cynic  Apr 9, 2015 8:32:53pm

re: #126 De Kolta Chair

The famous quote by Woodrow Wilson about A Birth of a Nation” after the screening at the White House: “It is like writing history with lightning.”

This from the same schmuck who fired almost all African-Americans in the employ of the federal government, excluding postal workers who could be hidden behind screens.

Disgusting! My education is missing some parts.

128 lostlakehiker  Apr 9, 2015 8:40:50pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

That humane approach seems to have had mixed results. Next time we might give Thaddeus Stevens theories a try.

IF there were to be a next time, it might be a thought.

129 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 8:41:49pm

re: #127 retired cynic

Disgusting! My education is missing some parts.

Sometimes I think it would have been better if Teddy Roosevelt had won in 1912, but that’s just wishful thinking—it was Wilson or Taft. Now the Taft wing of the Republican party did eventually take over completely of course, but giving them a 70-year head start might not have been the best thing.

130 retired cynic  Apr 9, 2015 8:43:30pm

re: #129 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I wonder how I would have voted, and then remember that I couldn’t have voted, being female and all that.

131 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 8:44:31pm

re: #127 retired cynic

Disgusting! My education is missing some parts.

Oh yes, Wilson has gone down in history as The Great Progressive, though underreported is the part about how he threw so many progressives in the jug.

But I really shouldn’t say underreported, since there have been many books written on the subject. I mean underreported for many years.

132 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 8:45:16pm

re: #115 Decatur Deb

That humane approach seems to have had mixed results. Next time we might give Thaddeus Stevens theories a try.

We should have either thrown them out without waiting for them to secede, or else after completely conquering them and reincorporating them into the Union, kept our boots on their necks until they civilized themselves. Just another of the many things we do half-assed in this country.

And as I’ve said before, I blame Dan Sickles for brokering the deal ending Reconstruction in return for the Electoral votes of states with no popular vote—how was that even possible?

133 BeachDem  Apr 9, 2015 8:47:46pm

You might even resign yourself that this is the way that it is, but when I heard it was Savage, I gasped in disbelief.”

Well, anything that makes Brent Bozell gasp is alright with me!

The Media Research Center and Family Research Council said their members have sent more than 21,000 postcards and made more than 4,000 telephone calls asking ABC to abandon the series

He’s taking to his fainting couch over a possible, not yet finished, ABC pilot that Dan Savage is somewhat involved with about a gay teen coming out. (And Martha Plimpton is involved, so I say PICK IT UP, ABC)—even if Brent Bozell thinks it’s an affront to his oh so Christian sensibilities.

talkingpointsmemo.com

134 Belafon  Apr 9, 2015 8:49:19pm

re: #133 BeachDem

You might even resign yourself that this is the way that it is, but when I heard it was Savage, I gasped in disbelief.”

Well, anything that makes Brent Bozell gasp is alright with me!

The Media Research Center and Family Research Council said their members have sent more than 21,000 postcards and made more than 4,000 telephone calls asking ABC to abandon the series

He’s taking to his fainting couch over a possible, not yet finished, ABC pilot that Dan Savage is somewhat involved with about a gay teen coming out. (And Martha Plimpton is involved, so I say PICK IT UP, ABC)—even if Brent Bozell thinks it’s an affront to his oh so Christian sensibilities.

talkingpointsmemo.com

Modern Family’s a big hit. I don’t see ABC paying much attention to these postcards.

135 freetoken  Apr 9, 2015 8:49:29pm

One lesson from the War of the Rebellion, which I’ve mentioned before but about which I really think we need to keep reminding ourselves, is how the Confederacy got so many poor white men, who couldn’t afford slaves, to fight for the rich and powerful.

It’s a theme that is repeated today in our politics.

Here’s the formula for getting poor bastards to die for you: create a dynamic where those who really have fewer choices in life are led to believe they would be better off if only ((insert boogeyman here)) would let things alone so the undertrodden, if only they worked and prayed hard enough, will some day “make it”.

Any radical, and remember the abolitionists were radicals if there ever were any in American politics, or progressive movement will always have to face this dynamic if they try to cause change, even if that change is obviously for the better (for most people.)

We saw this after 9/11, where powerful people were able to take the just anger of the victims of the attack and turn it into a war machine to spend trillions of dollars and destroys many lives.

This is hardly novel and not insightful on my part but as we’re now in another Presidential electoral battle one thing we can do is look out for signs of this dynamic being played out, again.

136 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 8:56:19pm

re: #133 BeachDem

You might even resign yourself that this is the way that it is, but when I heard it was Savage, I gasped in disbelief.”

Well, anything that makes Brent Bozell gasp is alright with me!

The Media Research Center and Family Research Council said their members have sent more than 21,000 postcards and made more than 4,000 telephone calls asking ABC to abandon the series

He’s taking to his fainting couch over a possible, not yet finished, ABC pilot that Dan Savage is somewhat involved with about a gay teen coming out. (And Martha Plimpton is involved, so I say PICK IT UP, ABC)—even if Brent Bozell thinks it’s an affront to his oh so Christian sensibilities.

talkingpointsmemo.com

But won’t the invisible hand of the free market (All praise the hand) make sure that only shows that appeal to the majority of people will make it in the marketplace of ideas (all hail the marketplace)? Or is that only true if it’s a show they like, like Killing Jesus?

RBS

137 BeenHereAwhile  Apr 9, 2015 8:57:02pm

re: #95 teleskiguy

Not to mention the ideological disarray among Confederates. The Confederate Army started recruiting slaves and freed blacks into their ranks, especially after the sheer butchery at Petersburg. They were recruiting slaves to fight a war to keep them slaves.

And I don’t forget all the anti-Confederate insurrectionist activity up in the mountains up and down all of southern Appalachia, those mountain folk knew that the Confederacy wasn’t hip, where it’s at.

Andrew Exum (was Abu Muqawama) is from Chattanooga, TN:

@ExumAM: 150 years ago, Lee surrendered, allowing my East Tennessee brethren to begin a glorious four years of score-settling and reprisal killings.

@ExumAM: 1. I joke about the ugliness of reprisal killings that followed the South’s surrender, but in all seriousness, worth noting war didn’t end.

@ExumAM: 2. In Appalachia especially, the cycle of violence continued for another several years. t.co

@ExumAM: 3. And since Jim Crow didn’t end until the 1960s, it’s debatable as to whether or not the North really “won” the war in Clausewitzian terms.

@ExumAM: 4. The story of the American South over the 100 years that followed Appomattox is one of a defeat denied.

@HumphreyBohun: @ExumAM Not a pretty story for the South or the country.

@ExumAM: 5. But yes, the victory of the North at least ended the political and economic disenfranchisement of … the South’s white proletariat …

@ExumAM: 6. … who then spent the next 100 years violently resisting franchise for the South’s black proletariat. So much for class solidarity.

@emlybelz: @ExumAM have you read Confederates in the Attic? very interesting (pop history) book.

@ExumAM: @emlybelz No. I’ve had it for 15 years but have never read it. I need to.

@emlybelz: @ExumAM it’s a pretty fast read. One thing he captures is how Southerners talk about the war like it happened last week, which is dead on.

138 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 8:57:15pm

On the subject of the stolen election of 1876: I highly recommend Roy Morris’ Fraud of the Century.

The 20th century had to wait till its last year (2000! Yes that’s right!) to see its equal.

139 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 8:57:23pm

Neo-confederates, take heed.

140 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 8:59:33pm

re: #136 RealityBasedSteve

But won’t the invisible hand of the free market (All praise the hand) make sure that only shows that appeal to the majority of people will make it in the marketplace of ideas (all hail the marketplace)? Or is that only true if it’s a show they like, like Killing Jesus?

RBS

Well, in 2003 they did manage to kill an ABC pilot starring Janeane Garofalo because she was (gasp) against starting a war for no reason.

141 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 8:59:58pm

re: #134 Belafon

Sussing around the intertubes, I find that Leo Brent Bozell III is one year older than I am, and yet he looks ten years older.

Time, I have defeated you, and Leo Brent Bozell III, your bigoted time is long past.

LMFAO!!!

142 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 9:03:16pm

re: #137 BeenHereAwhile

One thing he captures is how Southerners talk about the war like it happened last week, which is dead on.

Couple of years ago I was startled to find how indignant my brother-in-law was over the deaths of military academy students who fought the Union army in Tenessee.

143 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 9:04:01pm

And in the “You can’t make this up” dept….

A man who was bitten by a beaver at a bus stop in Tyresö, south of Stockholm, has been describing the snappy attack.

Pentti Savola, 58, was among a group of early morning commuters waiting to get a bus to work when the animal came up to him and bit his leg last week.

“It was lightning fast. I never thought that an animal that looks so clumsy could be so crafty,” he told Swedish news site mitti.se.

Read more at thelocal.se

144 lostlakehiker  Apr 9, 2015 9:10:43pm

re: #37 Belafon

The states’ rights argument is bs anyway. South Carolina was whining because New York wouldn’t honor the fugitive slave act and return escaped slaves.

The whole idea of the United States was basically to use the scientific method for government. Experiment to find out what works, rather than just theorize. States are the laboratories.

“States Rights”, like any doctrine, can be taken to odious extremes, and it has been. But the underlying idea that states should have some sort of say in local government is a sound one.

145 BeachDem  Apr 9, 2015 9:11:05pm

re: #136 RealityBasedSteve

But won’t the invisible hand of the free market (All praise the hand) make sure that only shows that appeal to the majority of people will make it in the marketplace of ideas (all hail the marketplace)? Or is that only true if it’s a show they like, like Killing Jesus?

RBS

And you don’t think Brent Bozell has his finger on the pulse of the TV market? Surely you jest. After all, he has MEDIA and RESEARCH right there in his NAME, boyo!

If anybody knows what would sell on network TV, it’s Brent Bozell. He’s such a worldly chap. Why, he’s even on the board of the Catholic League (and here I thought that was the one-man-band of Bill Donohue.)

Not enough ////s in the world.

146 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 9:11:53pm
147 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 9:15:58pm
148 lostlakehiker  Apr 9, 2015 9:18:04pm

re: #100 BigPapa

Image if this quality of video was taken of the Brown/Wilson shooting.

And sat on for 2 months till after the narratives were jockeyed and solidified.

The video will take out a bad cop. But not a bad system.

If video had been available, it would have established immediately that Brown had not been shot in the back. These two cases are different, and not just because no video was available in the Brown-Wilson instance.

The heavy majority of the people that initially concluded what even the Holder Justice Dept eventually concluded about Brown and Wilson are saying now that they want Slager to face the music. And that they expect he’ll be convicted.

149 lostlakehiker  Apr 9, 2015 9:22:32pm

re: #132 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We should have either thrown them out without waiting for them to secede, or else after completely conquering them and reincorporating them into the Union, kept our boots on their necks until they civilized themselves. Just another of the many things we do half-assed in this country.

And as I’ve said before, I blame Dan Sickles for brokering the deal ending Reconstruction in return for the Electoral votes of states with no popular vote—how was that even possible?

Letting the South go would have been a disaster. For starters, slavery would have dragged on at least for decades. And then there’s the economic aspect. Imagine toll booths and customs duties up and down the Mississippi. And then there’s the military side of things. Imagine Germany inveigling the Confederacy into WW1 on her side. Not that it would have gone that way, but Germany would have tried for it and might have made it happen.

There are so many downsides to a Confederacy that it’s just stomach churning to think how bad it could have been. Our real-world situation, warts and all, is so very much better than any reasonably likely outcome of a Confederate States that gained its independence, with or without war.

150 Lancelot Link  Apr 9, 2015 9:22:58pm

re: #143 RealityBasedSteve

He’s lucky it wasn’t a møøse.

151 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 9:29:59pm
152 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 9:41:18pm

re: #151 De Kolta Chair

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Oh, has Michelle Malkin endorsed him?

RBS

153 Bubblehead II  Apr 9, 2015 9:42:29pm

You know, I generally don’t jump into these debates as I am not well versed in history. Please correct me if I am wrong, but during this same time frame, wasn’t there also a burgeoning trade of white indentured servants who basically sold themselves into slavery for the chance to come here? And were they not treated the same as their black counter parts? Regardless, both practices were disgusting.

154 Dark_Falcon  Apr 9, 2015 9:43:25pm

re: #14 thedopefishlives

Dafuq is wrong with these people. Oh, right - this from the same guy who thinks the Rodney King tapes were faked. The stupid runs deep in this one.

Upchuck cannot conceive of a white police officer being guilty of murder for killing a black man. So given that mental block, there must be some “alternate view” that allows him to say the cop was ‘justified’, even if that alternative means an utter disregard for the truth.

155 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 9:46:22pm

re: #153 Bubblehead II

Here’s a good brief on indentured service:
pbs.org

7 years, vs. a lifetime, and a lifetime as an animal.

156 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 9:47:05pm
157 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 9:51:23pm

re: #152 RealityBasedSteve

Oh, has Michelle Malkin endorsed him?

RBS

Not quite yet. She’s following David Duke’s polling hourly.

158 Bubblehead II  Apr 9, 2015 9:54:25pm

re: #155 jaunte

Here’s a good brief on indentured service:
pbs.org

7 years, vs. a lifetime, and a lifetime as an animal.

Thanks. Knew the practice existed. But not why it fell out of favor.

“As demands for labor grew, so did the cost of indentured servants. Many landowners also felt threatened by newly freed servants demand for land. The colonial elite realized the problems of indentured servitude. Landowners turned to African slaves as a more profitable and ever-renewable source of labor and the shift from indentured servants to racial slavery had begun.”

159 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 9:56:38pm

re: #158 Bubblehead II

My great grandfather was indentured at age 10 in Hamburg. His family got the signing bonus and survived a bad harvest in Bavaria. Sailed away on a whaling ship, eventually got off the boat (aged 20) in San Francisco.

160 jaunte  Apr 9, 2015 9:57:09pm
161 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 10:01:51pm

re: #159 jaunte

My great grandfather was indentured at age 10 in Hamburg. His family got the signing bonus and survived a bad harvest in Bavaria. Sailed away on a whaling ship, eventually got off the boat in San Francisco.

My greatgranda came over from Ireland to Canada and owed “the shipper,” as he called ‘em, a pretty pence. I’ve met many folks from Asia over the years who’ve related the same tale. Same story, different hemisphere.

Good for your greatgranda. What happened next?

In my greatgranda’s case, he assumed a French surname (much easier to get a job in Quebec that way) and worked his arse off. I never met him, he died young, but his son, me grandda told me he was a “straightforward scoundrel.”

162 Bubblehead II  Apr 9, 2015 10:06:01pm

Night Lizard. Learned something new today, so it wasn’t wasted.
Sleep well and may the Deity of your choice smile down upon you and yours.

163 darthstar  Apr 9, 2015 10:10:26pm

Love this fucking president.

164 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 10:14:08pm
165 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 10:14:35pm

re: #160 jaunte

166 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 10:15:38pm

re: #163 darthstar

Love this fucking president.

The Billion Dollar Eight Ball sez you’re wrong!!!1!!
167 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 10:25:31pm

re: #165 Kragar

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Its a well known fact that a flock of penguins can strip a polar bear down to the bone in minutes

Seriously? They’ve gone to Antarctica, gathered up flocks of penguins, transported them to the opposite end of the Earth, and had them eat polar bears?

168 Kragar  Apr 9, 2015 10:28:46pm

re: #167 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yup.

Well known fact.

169 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 10:33:33pm

re: #167 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Seriously? They’ve gone to Antarctica, gathered up flocks of penguins, transported them to the opposite end of the Earth, and had them eat polar bears?

170 freetoken  Apr 9, 2015 10:33:45pm

re: #167 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Actually, a little known facet of penguin life, is that they can tunnel through the Earth from pole to pole, in search for the elusive polar bear fillet.

171 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 10:33:51pm

re: #168 Kragar

Yup.

Well known fact.

Oh, that kind of fact! Nemmind.

172 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 10:36:29pm

Hey guys, Doktor Zoom has an important message for all the Neo Confederates still out there.

Wonkette - It’s Appomattox Day. The South Lost. Deal With It.
littlegreenfootballs.com.

173 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 10:40:32pm

Well, I just finished printing off about 300+ pages of technical repair manuals, and of course the EXACT one I need isn’t part of my collection.

I’m going to start rebuilding some scuba regs I got off Ebay for the purpose of learning from. Shop ordered me the parts kits for them at cost. Only problem, 2 of the kits were for the wrong regs. (I KNEW that was going to happen when it was going down….) I’ve got the right kits to get started on the project, I know that it’s going to take a while the first couple of times. (since I’m going to trust these 100 feet down, you bet I’m taking my time). I’m sure that by the time the replacements come in, I’ll be at that point in the project.

Have a good evening. There are reports of scattered penguins and the isolated beaver out there, so take care if you go out.

RBS

174 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 10:43:05pm

re: #9 Skip Intro

Is it one or two ply? ;)

175 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 9, 2015 10:43:51pm

re: #174 CriticalDragon1177

Is it one or two ply? ;)

I don’t know, but the problem is that the colors run.

RBS

176 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 10:44:35pm

re: #175 RealityBasedSteve

LOL!

177 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 10:47:50pm

re: #172 CriticalDragon1177

Hey guys, Doktor Zoom has an important message for all the Neo Confederates still out there.

Doc Zoom is one of the brightest and funniest folks on these here intertubes, and young master Zoom is a chip off the old block.

Anyway, time to hit the road to Dreamland. Sweet dreams, lizards, dig you in the land of Nod.

178 CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2015 11:03:53pm

re: #177 De Kolta Chair

That’s some beautiful music. Thanks.

Too bad pages on Wonkette have a lot of trouble actually loading on my machine more than half the time.

179 teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2015 11:06:31pm
180 BeenHereAwhile  Apr 9, 2015 11:08:51pm

re: #170 freetoken

Actually, a little known facet of penguin life, is that they can tunnel through the Earth from pole to pole, in search for the elusive polar bear fillet.

And they can burrow through an elephant…

181 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 11:19:02pm

re: #178 CriticalDragon1177

That’s some beautiful music. Thanks.

Too bad pages on Wonkette have a lot of trouble actually loading on my machine more than half the time.

That’s Warren Vaché on trumpet. He and Rosie cut several wonderful albums together on the Concord label. I had the great pleasure of hearing them in concert a few times.

As for Wonkette’s load time, what do you expect — they’re pure evil!! ;-)

182 De Kolta Chair  Apr 9, 2015 11:28:53pm
183 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 9, 2015 11:48:14pm

re: #182 De Kolta Chair

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Sorry, I looked it up—no Aramaic speakers in Israel, so they don’t get a vote like Bibi does.

184 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 12:04:18am
185 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 12:08:25am
186 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 12:09:08am
187 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 12:11:45am
188 Varek Raith  Apr 10, 2015 12:57:01am

re: #62 teleskiguy

The very first move was the hardest part. Ass-pucker factor was a little elevated, ended up butt-checking to get in. After that, well, it was a lot of fun.

instagram.com

That’s a whole lot a nope.
;)

189 freetoken  Apr 10, 2015 1:37:23am
190 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 2:18:41am

Born and mainly raised in the south and lived here most of my life, I’ve never seen so many RWNJs mourn this day.

Although if the civil war does come up in some context, people’s “loyalties” do tend to come out, even though I doubt any of them could survive the old sharecropper system these days and they’re probably secretly glad the superior system of the north prevailed and brought the south into modern times and out of agrarian hell. Even though it meant long hours and child labor, the mills were an improvement and offered a steady paycheck as the south eased its way into industrialization and modern times.

I remember these signs, though, because they’re hard to erase from one’s memory and when I began to really question the idea of segregation and someone being considered “lesser” than me and as I got a little older, why fear and contempt for others had infected so many.

Racism really is a disease and poverty and resentment just compound it.

My father’s family was disgustingly racist (from AL); my mother’s was to a lesser degree, a more “genteel” type of racism, but racist nonetheless, and all of it affected me as I tried to grow away from it. Doing so estranged me from family members, esp as I grew more political as an adult and even though there was still a bond with some who still didn’t understand that “tolerance” wasn’t enough, I kept on plodding to get them to understand that we’re all humans with the same needs and desires and we all deserve a good life without the qualifier of race or gender.

Yes, we’ve made progress, but not enough at a fundamental level on either front. How can anyone really feel whole until there is?

191 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 2:27:29am

In science-y stuff:

Large Hadron Collider successfully circulates beam at record energy of 6.5 TeV

home.web.cern.ch

192 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 10, 2015 2:50:08am
193 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 2:52:24am

More trouble for the SS…

Secret Service manager put on leave during probe of alleged assault

washingtonpost.com

“The Secret Service has put a senior supervisor on leave and suspended his security clearance after a female employee accused him of assaulting her after-hours at agency headquarters last week, the agency said Wednesday.

“The D.C. police’s sex-crimes unit and a government inspector general are investigating the female agent’s allegation that Xavier Morales, a manager in the security clearance division, made unwanted sexual advances and grabbed her on the night of March 31 after they returned to the office from a party at a downtown restaurant, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the probe.

“The woman told police and agency investigators that Morales, her boss, told her during the party at Capitol City Brewing Company that he was in love with her and would like to have sex with her, according to two people briefed on her statements. In the office later, she alleged, Morales tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted, according to the two people briefed on her complaint. The woman alleged that the two scuffled until Morales relented.” More

194 RadicalModerate  Apr 10, 2015 3:04:53am

There’s a bit of a dustup over at the Times of Israel - someone wrote - and the Times inexplicably published - an op-ed article using the name of a fairly well-known attorney and writer that openly advocated the genocide of Palestinians. Needless to say, he is none too happy about this.

Attorney Responds To Times Of Israel Genocide Post: ‘I Didn’t Write That S**t’

Lawyer and writer Josh Bornstein demanded an explanation from The Times of Israel on Thursday after the site published an op-ed under his name that advocated genocide of Palestinians.

The post, which sparked outrage across social media and was quickly taken down by the site, called Palestinians “cockroaches” and said that Israel should “exterminate them.”

The Times of Israel tweeted that it was “looking into” the post and noted that it did not endorse its content. The article ran under the byline of Bornstein, though several people noted that it looked nothing like anything else he had ever published.

At about 6 p.m.. EDT, Bornstein took to Twitter from his home of Australia to clarify that not only had he not written the “racist” pro-genocide post, but that he had never started an account at the Times in the first place.

“I didn’t write that shit,” he said. He noted he was a “secular atheist,” contrary to the religious tone of the piece. He later added that he suspected the site was hacked.

Bornstein said he wanted an explanation from the Times of Israel.

If you have the stomach, the archive of the piece can be found here, as the original article has been pulled from the Times’ website:
archive.today

I will warn you, again - it is an extremely vile piece - I have seen the contents before quoted verbatim in anti-Semitic and white nationalist literature.

195 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 3:18:49am

re: #194 RadicalModerate

That was taken down in the last few minutes. I skimmed it and when I went back, it was gone.

And going there did something to my’ puter, so I had to shut down and reboot. It wouldn’t let me post my previous answer at all.

Toxic on all levels.

196 Timothy Watson  Apr 10, 2015 3:22:08am

Fraking exhausted.

197 Varek Raith  Apr 10, 2015 3:30:57am

re: #196 Timothy Watson

Fraking exhausted.

At least your aren’t a fraking toaster.
…Right?

198 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 3:38:15am

Pakistan court frees on bail accused mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack

news.yahoo.com

Wonder how many attacks this guy has plotted from jail? He was granted bail in Dec 2014, of 500,000 rupees, approx $8,023, but his release had been delayed by Indian authorities.

“Lakhvi was first granted bail in December, but was kept in prison by the government under a public security act after a scathing reaction from India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the prospect of Lakhvi walking free came as “a shock to all those who believe in humanity”.

“Yesterday, a court said that government lawyers had failed to provide evidence to justify Lakhvi’s detention, paving the way for his release, even as officials reportedly began a hunt for a new route to keep him in prison.”

ndtv.com

199 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 3:48:13am

Great organization.

MSF & MOAS to launch Mediterranean search, rescue and medical aid operation

msf.org

“We cannot put an end to the wars and misery which force people to leave their home countries, but we do have a chance to reduce the number of deaths and provide critical assistance to the thousands of human beings who will cross the Mediterranean this summer,” says Hehenkamp. “European governments have chosen to prioritise surveillance and border protection over saving lives. Until there is a change in policy, Europe’s collective reluctance to provide safe alternatives for those wishing to reach our shores will continue to cost lives.”

200 Decatur Deb  Apr 10, 2015 4:03:37am

> RadicalModerate

There’s a bit of a dustup over at the Times of Israel - someone wrote - and the Times inexplicably published - an op-ed article using the name of a fairly well-known attorney and writer that openly advocated the genocide of Palestinians. Needless to say, he is none too happy about this.

Attorney Responds To Times Of Israel Genocide Post: ‘I Didn’t Write That S**t’

If you have the stomach, the archive of the piece can be found here, as the original article has been pulled from the Times’ website:
archive.today

I will warn you, again - it is an extremely vile piece - I have seen the contents before quoted verbatim in anti-Semitic and white nationalist literature.

Jpost and Haaretz are on the list of my old ‘hometown’ left/right media. The information of value isn’t in the articles, fake or not, but in the usually-genuine comments that follow them. It gives a sense of what’s going on in people’s minds, once you discount the garbage-collection effect of Internet comments as a whole.

201 CuriousLurker  Apr 10, 2015 4:24:10am

re: #194 RadicalModerate

There’s a bit of a dustup over at the Times of Israel - someone wrote - and the Times inexplicably published - an op-ed article using the name of a fairly well-known attorney and writer that openly advocated the genocide of Palestinians. Needless to say, he is none too happy about this.

Attorney Responds To Times Of Israel Genocide Post: ‘I Didn’t Write That S**t’

If you have the stomach, the archive of the piece can be found here, as the original article has been pulled from the Times’ website:
archive.today

I will warn you, again - it is an extremely vile piece - I have seen the contents before quoted verbatim in anti-Semitic and white nationalist literature.

Ugh. That’s twice in less than a year this has happened with the Times of Israel. That’s unacceptable. They need to either develop a better system for posting their blog entries or shut the damned thing down.

202 Dark_Falcon  Apr 10, 2015 4:26:29am

re: #193 Justanotherhuman

More trouble for the SS…

Secret Service manager put on leave during probe of alleged assault

washingtonpost.com

“The Secret Service has put a senior supervisor on leave and suspended his security clearance after a female employee accused him of assaulting her after-hours at agency headquarters last week, the agency said Wednesday.

“The D.C. police’s sex-crimes unit and a government inspector general are investigating the female agent’s allegation that Xavier Morales, a manager in the security clearance division, made unwanted sexual advances and grabbed her on the night of March 31 after they returned to the office from a party at a downtown restaurant, according to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the probe.

“The woman told police and agency investigators that Morales, her boss, told her during the party at Capitol City Brewing Company that he was in love with her and would like to have sex with her, according to two people briefed on her statements. In the office later, she alleged, Morales tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted, according to the two people briefed on her complaint. The woman alleged that the two scuffled until Morales relented.” More

Proposed New York Times article: “From ‘In The Line Of Fire’ to ‘The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight’: The Decline of The Secret Service.”

203 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 4:30:42am

Florida grand jury to mull charges against Canadian diplomat’s son

reuters.com

“…whether to bring charges.”

I feel sorry for his parents, but these sons appeared to be already lost, one dead and this 15 yr old facing criminal charges when the brothers attempted to rob another drug dealer of 2 lbs of pot.

“A shootout followed, killing Jean Wabafiyebazu as well as 17-year-old Joshua Wright, a suspected drug dealer, police said.

“The diplomat’s son was arrested on March 30 after he and his 17-year-old brother Jean called drug dealers seeking to buy two pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $5,000, according to an arrest report from Miami police.

“Police also arrested Anthony Rodriguez, 19, who fled after the shootout but was caught and charged with felony murder and intent to distribute marijuana. He later told police he brought the drugs to the deal.” More

204 Decatur Deb  Apr 10, 2015 4:33:06am

re: #201 CuriousLurker

Ugh. That’s twice in less than a year this has happened with the Times of Israel. That’s unacceptable. They need to either develop a better system for posting their blog entries or shut the damned thing down.

Wife and a nun-friend hauled me to an ecumenical lecture at her church last night. (The nun had roped in a connected outside speaker and needed to fill seats.) In Q&A a guy asked the lecturer when the ‘good’ Muslims were going to shut down the ‘bad’ Muslims. The priest did a standard bit about diversity and lack of a unified doctrinal voice. Then a Catholic lady in the audience got the mike, spoke about her Iraqi Muslim husband, her son Mohamed, and the Shia/Sunni/ISIS conflict. Did it in 4 minutes in a wicked strong Alabama accent.

205 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 4:46:03am

re: #93 De Kolta Chair

Ja rule, and a change is gonna come.

My personal fave by The Wailers…

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My favourite from Bob, and my favourite version of it.

206 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 4:50:55am

re: #104 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I’ve been in parts of the South where I was surprised that they took American money.

Last time I was there, visiting my wife, I was struck by how wide the gap was between those at the low end of the economic spectrum and those at the high end. Along with how low the low was and how high the high was. The endemic racism was disturbing as well.

Coming from Toronto which is enormously multicultural and quite middle class it was eye opening.

207 CuriousLurker  Apr 10, 2015 4:51:39am

re: #204 Decatur Deb

Wife and a nun-friend hauled me to an ecumenical lecture at her church last night. (The nun had roped in a connected outside speaker and needed to fill seats.) In Q&A a guy asked the lecturer when the ‘good’ Muslims were going to shut down the ‘bad’ Muslims.

If the “good” Muslims had the ability to directly shut down the hateful rantings of the “bad” ones simply by properly monitoring blog entries on a widely read Muslim website and didn’t do it, then I’d be bitching at them too.

I can understand a site having a hard time keeping up with ugly comments, but blog posts calling for genocide that are branded with their name are an entirely different matter, If their business model can’t or won’t allow them to fix it and still remain profitable, then it’s time to look into other models.

The priest did a standard bit about diversity and lack of a unified doctrinal voice. Then a Catholic lady in the audience got the mike, spoke about her Iraqi Muslim husband, her son Mohamed, and the Shia/Sunni/ISIS conflict. Did it in 4 minutes in a wicked strong Alabama accent.

Bravo, good for her!

208 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 4:53:36am

How is this wealthy trader bastard’s personal “philanthropy” going to affect public pension funds? Yeah, stick it to the unions. Just more of “I’ve got mine, fuck you.” They’ve already decimated and eliminated corporate and other businesses’ dedicated pensions, now this.

Exclusive: Former Enron trader Arnold may launch national PR push to reform pensions

(snip)

Arnold has become the dominant figure funding pension reform efforts in recent years, bankrolling ballot initiatives and groups in 25 jurisdictions that largely sought to cut pension benefits.

Arnold was a trader at Enron, the defunct energy company, before going on to make an estimated $3 billion running Centaurus, a Houston-based natural gas trading hedge fund. In 2012 he turned full-time to running the philanthropic foundation with his wife Laura. Its goals are to improve outcomes for criminal justice, education, public accountability and research integrity.

Arnold and his wife donated to President Obama’s presidential campaigns, and have given significantly more to Democratic political groups than Republican. More

Just because you donate to Dems doesn’t mean they’ll all go along with this scheme. And this from a former Enron guy who no doubt fucked over a lot of seniors’ investments.

We are more and more rapidly becoming a 2 tiered-class society.

209 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 4:57:47am

re: #144 lostlakehiker

The whole idea of the United States was basically to use the scientific method for government. Experiment to find out what works, rather than just theorize. States are the laboratories.

“States Rights”, like any doctrine, can be taken to odious extremes, and it has been. But the underlying idea that states should have some sort of say in local government is a sound one.

The ‘meth lab’ of democracy.

210 CuriousLurker  Apr 10, 2015 4:58:57am

re: #204 Decatur Deb

P.S. I’m especially rankled after seeing this—which I didn’t bother to post here—the day before yesterday:

211 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 5:04:25am

re: #149 lostlakehiker

Letting the South go would have been a disaster. For starters, slavery would have dragged on at least for decades. And then there’s the economic aspect. Imagine toll booths and customs duties up and down the Mississippi. And then there’s the military side of things. Imagine Germany inveigling the Confederacy into WW1 on her side. Not that it would have gone that way, but Germany would have tried for it and might have made it happen.

There are so many downsides to a Confederacy that it’s just stomach churning to think how bad it could have been. Our real-world situation, warts and all, is so very much better than any reasonably likely outcome of a Confederate States that gained its independence, with or without war.

The biggest downside is that the Confederacy couldn’t have lasted long.

Since it was founded on the principle of ‘If I don’ wanna I don’ hafta’ the first time say, Georgia and South Carolina, had a different of opinion and the Confederate government decided for one side, or even tried a compromise, one or both states would walk.

What’s the Confederacy going to do? Send troops to force them back in? Most likely the other Confederate States would have said, “Fuck you,” and walked themselves. That process would have continued down to the county and municipal level.

By the start of the 20th Century the South would have looked like Somalia.

212 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 5:08:57am

re: #211 Romantic Heretic

Even factoring out the south, there are still political elements in this country whose ideas would also make the US look like Somalia. We know who they are because we write about them every day.

213 Decatur Deb  Apr 10, 2015 5:18:47am

re: #211 Romantic Heretic

The biggest downside is that the Confederacy couldn’t have lasted long.

Since it was founded on the principle of ‘If I don’ wanna I don’ hafta’ the first time say, Georgia and South Carolina, had a different of opinion and the Confederate government decided for one side, or even tried a compromise, one or both states would walk.

What’s the Confederacy going to do? Send troops to force them back in? Most likely the other Confederate States would have said, “Fuck you,” and walked themselves. That process would have continued down to the county and municipal level.

By the start of the 20th Century the South would have looked like Somalia.

The Confederate constitution had a stronger statement about the permanence of their union than does the US. So much for secession and states’ rights.

214 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 5:22:24am

Here it is!

The Official 2015 Team Oscar Dog Tag. All canine team members that walk this year get one!

215 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 5:25:29am

bbl

216 Decatur Deb  Apr 10, 2015 5:29:46am

Off to breakfast with the old farts at the Yankee Army base. BBL.

217 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 5:30:27am

fb video of tornado moving across Illinois.

It seems legit.

218 FemNaziBitch  Apr 10, 2015 5:32:50am
220 ChuckJager95  Apr 10, 2015 5:37:03am

Just posting to say I was blocked from noted alcoholic Ewok Chuck C. Johnson’s twitter page simply for the act of starring someone else’s tweet.

FEARLESS AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST.

221 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 5:44:02am

re: #220 ChuckJager95

Just posting to say I was blocked from noted alcoholic Ewok Chuck C. Johnson’s twitter page simply for the act of starring someone else’s tweet.

FEARLESS AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST.

Congratulations!

222 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 5:53:12am

The “economy” may be doing OK, but, wait—most of us aren’t.

equitablegrowth.org

Exploding wealth inequality in the United States

“How can we explain the growing disparity in American wealth? The answer is that the combination of higher income inequality alongside a growing disparity in the ability to save for most Americans is fuelling the explosion in wealth inequality. For the bottom 90 percent of families, real wage gains (after factoring in inflation) were very limited over the past three decades, but for their counterparts in the top 1 percent real wages grew fast. In addition, the saving rate of middle class and lower class families collapsed over the same period while it remained substantial at the top. Today, the top 1 percent families save about 35 percent of their income, while bottom 90 percent families save about zero.”

If we don’t get reforms, we’re in for a dystopian future of endless wars, poverty, and misery everywhere, and we’re already seeing plenty of that.

The tenure of George W Bush was just the topping on a trend of decades of nouveau robber barons and their enablers in Congress. I wish people would wake up and demand these reforms, not embrace the past, if we’re to survive.

223 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 5:58:24am

Records show Walter Scott was not wanted on a warrant for child support at time of police shooting, though did owe almost $7,500 - @AP

bigstory.ap.org

I feel so sorry for Slager’s mother, as well as the Scott family. It was so unnecessary for this to have happened.

224 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 6:21:44am

Disgusting.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian stone-thrower, wound several others in West Bank, hospital officials and witnesses say - @Reuters
reuters.com

225 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 6:28:29am

re: #224 Justanotherhuman

Disgusting.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian stone-thrower, wound several others in West Bank, hospital officials and witnesses say - @Reuters
end of alert

It was naive of me to think that the End Times myth was the only source of the RW’s love for Israel.

226 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 6:29:00am

Always the grift. And delusions of grandeur.

227 Great White Snark  Apr 10, 2015 6:31:41am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

Hmmm. Paypal needs a Monopoly Money feature.

228 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 6:35:02am
229 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 10, 2015 6:37:44am
230 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 6:38:00am

re: #227 Great White Snark

Could send him some used Play Doh? Wouldn’t waste the money on postage, though.

231 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 6:39:05am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

A poem by Ewan McTeagle from Monty Python’s “The Poet McTeagle” skit:

‘To Ma Own beloved Lassie.
A poem on her 17th Birthday.
Lend us a couple of bob till Thursday.
I’m absolutely skint.
But I’m expecting a postal order and I can pay you back as soon as it comes. Love Ewan.’

232 ObserverArt  Apr 10, 2015 6:46:10am

re: #204 Decatur Deb

Wife and a nun-friend hauled me to an ecumenical lecture at her church last night. (The nun had roped in a connected outside speaker and needed to fill seats.) In Q&A a guy asked the lecturer when the ‘good’ Muslims were going to shut down the ‘bad’ Muslims. The priest did a standard bit about diversity and lack of a unified doctrinal voice. Then a Catholic lady in the audience got the mike, spoke about her Iraqi Muslim husband, her son Mohamed, and the Shia/Sunni/ISIS conflict. Did it in 4 minutes in a wicked strong Alabama accent.

Morning folks. It is Friday. Clear skies. Nice 60° temps for the morning. No rain!

DDeb, it sure would be fun if you had a video of that. Hearing her in a heavy southern accent explaining her relations with an Iraqi.

What was the overall reaction? Acceptance, disgust?

233 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 6:47:37am

re: #231 Higgs Boson’s Mate

A poem by Ewan McTeagle from Monty Python’s “The Poet McTeagle” skit:

‘To Ma Own beloved Lassie.
A poem on her 17th Birthday.
Lend us a couple of bob till Thursday.
I’m absolutely skint.
But I’m expecting a postal order and I can pay you back as soon as it comes. Love Ewan.’

234 ObserverArt  Apr 10, 2015 6:49:01am

re: #205 Romantic Heretic

My favourite from Bob, and my favourite version of it.

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Video

Wow. That was a cool video. Damn good singers…and musicians.

235 De Kolta Chair  Apr 10, 2015 6:50:17am

BBC Radio reporter a minute ago, reporting on role of minority parties in the upcoming elections: “I’m reporting from Sandwich, Kent. Yes, a sandwich is not just a snack, but an actual place.”

Maybe I need to get out more, but I’ve never heard a sandwich described as a snack. For all of my life it’s often been dinner.

236 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 6:58:19am

Expecting anything?

Fire involving UPS truck shuts all lanes of Interstate 580 in San Rafael, Calif.

abc7news.com

237 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 7:05:00am
238 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 7:12:45am

re: #235 De Kolta Chair

BBC Radio reporter a minute ago, reporting on role of minority parties in the upcoming elections: “I’m reporting from Sandwich, Kent. Yes, a sandwich is not just a snack, but an actual place.”

Maybe I need to get out more, but I’ve never heard a sandwich described as a snack. For all of my life it’s often been dinner.

Maybe he was referring to those little delicacies, watercress sandwiches.

Watercress tea sandwiches
239 makeitstop  Apr 10, 2015 7:15:46am

re: #238 Justanotherhuman

Maybe he was referring to those little delicacies, watercress sandwiches.

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Needs moar roast beef.

240 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 7:15:55am

Spring outlook for the country from NOAA.

NOAA Spring Outlook
241 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 7:25:16am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

Always the grift. And delusions of grandeur.

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Notice he’s “hatching a plot” rather than “researching a story.” Kinda tells you all you need to know about the little twit. And pro-tip, upchuck, if you have to say yourself how impressive your “work” is, it isn’t.

242 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 7:29:07am

These fuckers are still not in prison 8 yrs later?

Ex-Blackwater guards seek sentencing delay; cite new info

bigstory.ap.org

243 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 7:30:29am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

Always the grift. And delusions of grandeur.

The only mastermind who is both Pinky and the Brain in one person.

244 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 7:35:43am

re: #235 De Kolta Chair

BBC Radio reporter a minute ago, reporting on role of minority parties in the upcoming elections: “I’m reporting from Sandwich, Kent. Yes, a sandwich is not just a snack, but an actual place.”

Maybe I need to get out more, but I’ve never heard a sandwich described as a snack. For all of my life it’s often been dinner.

Finger sandwiches are a thing with high tea.

245 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 7:37:51am

I haven’t had enough coffee to deal with this level of stupid:

246 A Cranky One  Apr 10, 2015 7:39:27am

Watch out Hillary! Upchuck is about to get you.

My plot will destroy Hilllary! Bwahahaha

247 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 7:41:39am
248 darthstar  Apr 10, 2015 7:43:04am
249 Snarknado!  Apr 10, 2015 7:49:29am

re: #247 Lidane

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He means if only God hadn’t wimped out when Cain killed Abel…?

Love his theology. /

250 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 7:49:50am

re: #247 Lidane

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What the fuck is he talking about.

251 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 7:50:11am

re: #248 darthstar

All of the derp over the Ex-Im Bank made no goddamn sense.

252 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 7:50:33am

re: #245 Lidane

I haven’t had enough coffee to deal with this level of stupid:

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I didn’t realize Bryan Fischer got elected to the Senate. Sheesh that’s fucked up even for a RW senator. Really Ted, gay jihad?

253 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 7:51:38am

re: #247 Lidane

That does it: I am now convinced that CCJ is Bryan Fischer’s love child.

254 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 7:52:36am

As per the original post. One of the best days in American history was the day the CSA surrendered. Anyone who believes the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery is lying to themselves. When they blame Lincoln even though 9 of the 13 states seceded while Buchanan was still president, they are lying. When they bitch about William T. Sherman but praise Nathan Forrest as a hero, they’re full of shit.

255 darthstar  Apr 10, 2015 7:53:13am

re: #251 Lidane

All of the derp over the Ex-Im Bank made no goddamn sense.

Now they’re openly backing it as they fear the teabaggers will actually let it die.

256 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 7:56:32am

re: #235 De Kolta Chair

BBC Radio reporter a minute ago, reporting on role of minority parties in the upcoming elections: “I’m reporting from Sandwich, Kent. Yes, a sandwich is not just a snack, but an actual place.”

Maybe I need to get out more, but I’ve never heard a sandwich described as a snack. For all of my life it’s often been dinner.

Well, the sandwich was invented by The Earl of Sandwich so he wouldn’t have to get up from the gambling table. So I would consider it a meal.

257 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 7:56:42am

Finally watched the Scott video. Oh man. And how fitting that the video downstairs had Everlast’s “What It’s Like” playing. As I saw Charles say, I have no doubt at all that the cop who shot Scott would still be on the streets today if not for the video.

258 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 8:00:33am

re: #247 Lidane

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My wife, who is a good Christian, remarked, “He’s so full of shit,” when I read that to her.

259 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 8:02:06am

re: #254 HappyWarrior

Anyone who believes the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery is lying to themselves. When they blame Lincoln even though 9 of the 13 states seceded while Buchanan was still president, they are lying. When they bitch about William T. Sherman but praise Nathan Forrest as a hero, they’re full of shit.

Damn near all of the secession documents list slavery as a primary motivator for leaving, but somehow the Civil War has nothing to do with slavery.

Dishonest assholes, all of them. “States’ rights” is a canard and pretzel logic bullshit. It’s all about a bunch of states that depended on slaves not wanting to lose their forced labor.

260 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:04:05am

re: #259 Lidane

Damn near all of the secession documents list slavery as a primary motivator for leaving, but somehow the Civil War has nothing to do with slavery.

Dishonest assholes, all of them. “States’ rights” is a canard and pretzel logic bullshit. It’s all about a bunch of states that depended on slaves not wanting to lose their forced labor.

They pretty much admitted it themselves as you say. The only reason they don’t admit it now is because admitting to starting the most tragic event in our nation’s history over the right to own other people is really ugly looking even for wingnut neo-confederate assholes.

261 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 8:05:23am

CCJ is working up some “plot” to get Hillary. Meanwhile, he seems to have forgotten his fervor about nailing Allen West.

What about it?

Allen who? Don’t bother me — I’m stalking HRC!
262 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 8:06:04am
263 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:08:50am

re: #261 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

CCJ is working up some “plot” to get Hillary. Meanwhile, he seems to have forgotten his fervor about nailing Allen West.

What about it?

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Didn’t he also have “shocking” news about Tsaraniev too? This guy is the boy who cried wolf times a 1000. He’s so desperate for wingnuts to pay attention to him that he just looks like a pathetic James O’Keefe wannabe wnen James O’Keefe himself is no prize to aspire to.

264 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 8:09:41am

re: #262 Lidane

I for one am excited to see Hillary throw her walker into the ring.

265 b.d.  Apr 10, 2015 8:10:02am

Has Josie gone on AM radio to tell the wingnuts what really happened in the Walker Scott shooting yet?

266 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 8:10:14am

re: #194 RadicalModerate

It was obviously not Bornstein, and it was obviously someone antisemitic (whether a neo-Nazi or similar). How do I know? No one who knows anything about the Talmud would claim that “Schulchan Aruch, Choszen Hamiszpat 348” is “directly from the Talmud”. It is, however, mentioned in one of those ubiquitous neo-Nazi lists of mostly fake “Talmud quotes”.

267 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 8:11:21am

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I filed my federal income tax return today. If I had not qualified for the expat exclusion, I would have had to pay a $95 penalty for not having health insurance via the ACA.

268 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:12:10am

I’m interested in seeing what lessons Hillary has learned from the previous campaign. The one thing that rubbed me the wrong way last time was I felt frankly that she ran like she was entitled to the nomination.

269 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 8:14:35am

heh, twitter slap fight happening now between UpChuck and John Cardillo.

270 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:14:41am

Although you get some nice perks, I would never want to run for president but I would love to be an old friend of a president and get the ambassadorship to Tahiti.

271 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 8:14:52am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

Didn’t he also have “shocking” news about Tsaraniev too? This guy is the boy who cried wolf times a 1000. He’s so desperate for wingnuts to pay attention to him that he just looks like a pathetic James O’Keefe wannabe wnen James O’Keefe himself is no prize to aspire to.

His shocking news was that the younger brother played on a soccer team with members of the Muslim Student Association at UMass-Dartmouth. Then he tried to link by association the MSA with terrorist organizations. Another story did the same thing for the older, deceased brother, who supposedly heard a radical imam supposedly say radical things (in Arabic) once at a Boston mosque.

He specializes in homeopathic news — any importance or relevance has been diluted 1,000x.

272 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:15:43am

re: #271 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

His shocking news was that the younger brother played on a soccer team with members of the Muslim Student Association at UMass-Dartmouth. Then he tried to link by association the MSA with terrorist organizations. Another story did the same thing for the older, deceased brother, who supposedly heard a radical imam supposedly say radical things (in Arabic) once at a Boston mosque.

He specializes in homeopathic news — any importance or relevance has been diluted 1,000x.

Groundbreaking.//

273 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 8:18:00am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

As much as I loathe the GOP, and as much as their candidates are repellent to me, I have to note that the GOP has candidates, plural.

274 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:19:03am

re: #273 Higgs Boson’s Mate

As much as I loathe the GOP, and as much as their candidates are repellent to me, I have to note that the GOP has candidates, plural.

I heard rumblings that Lincoln Chaffee is going to announce a run soon. But yes I don’t want Hilliary getting the nomination by default. I like and respect her quite a bit but she needs opponents.

275 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 8:19:14am

According to UpChuck, we have to wait to Monday to hear about his plot to stop Hillary.

276 makeitstop  Apr 10, 2015 8:19:47am

re: #273 Higgs Boson’s Mate

As much as I loathe the GOP, and as much as their candidates are repellent to me, I have to note that the GOP has candidates, plural.

Yeah, but if you put them all together, the best you’ll get is a half-wit.

I’d like to see Mrs. Clinton get a challenger or two or three, though. It would help sharpen her up for the general.

277 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:21:20am

re: #276 makeitstop

Yeah, but if you put them all together, the best you’ll get is a half-wit.

I’d like to see Mrs. Clinton get a challenger or two or three, though. It would help sharpen her up for the general.

This is what I’ve been thinking too. Fortunately, I did see some stuff on facebook yesterday evening about Lincoln Chafee, while I know he’s not popular here, Jim Webb is someone who may run too, and I think O’Malley may run too. O’Malley of those three is probably who I like the best. Doesn’t hurt that we’re probably distant cousins too hahaha.

278 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 8:22:02am

re: #273 Higgs Boson’s Mate

As much as I loathe the GOP, and as much as their candidates are repellent to me, I have to note that the GOP has candidates, plural.

So will the Dems when they develop a spine. half /

279 A Cranky One  Apr 10, 2015 8:22:33am

re: #275 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

According to UpChuck, we have to wait to Monday to hear about his plot to stop Hillary.

Upchuck’s best shot at damaging Hillary is for him to endorse her. ////

280 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 8:23:39am

CCJ’ “breaking news”: Hillary Clinton used a private email address as secretary of state!!!!

281 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 8:25:01am
282 A Cranky One  Apr 10, 2015 8:27:25am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s otter-ly silly.

283 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 8:29:26am
284 b.d.  Apr 10, 2015 8:29:59am

I guess he handed Manning one of his business cards too, his one meal ticket has about played itself out.

Remember when the Obama regime was going to throw Greenwald in a gulag the second he touched American soil?

285 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 8:30:17am

Journalism iz ded so it’s okay to be a sexist asshole!

286 b.d.  Apr 10, 2015 8:31:34am

re: #285 Lidane

Journalism iz ded so it’s okay to be a sexist asshole!

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Does Hannity consider himself a journalist?

287 Great White Snark  Apr 10, 2015 8:33:42am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Finally some competition for the “Smell Good Plumber” that advertises constantly…

288 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:33:43am

re: #285 Lidane

Journalism iz ded so it’s okay to be a sexist asshole!

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Journalism is dead in part because of assholes like Sean.

289 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 8:34:31am

Sure, that makes sense:

290 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:36:24am

re: #289 Lidane

Sure, that makes sense:

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Yeah Alan, that’s why he made the deal with Iran dumbass. By the way, do people who actually believe so and so president wants WWIII actually think to realize that the president in question probably doesn’t even want a third term. I bet Obama wants to get the hell out of there and enjoy retirement so he doesn’t have lunatic bozos like Alan constantly saying crazy shit about him and I see Alan is still butt hurt after Obama gave him one of the biggest ass kickings in electoral history.

291 b.d.  Apr 10, 2015 8:37:41am

re: #289 Lidane

Sure, that makes sense:

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So Obama is a lazy slacker who doesn’t do anything but golf all day and he wants another four year term? Can the baggers make up their minds?

292 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:39:06am

re: #291 b.d.

So Obama is a lazy slacker who doesn’t do anything but golf all day and he wants another four year term? Can the baggers make up their minds?

That’s assuming they had minds to make up in the first place.

293 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 8:41:19am

re: #289 Lidane

Sure, that makes sense:

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Hey Keyes, still don’t think your daughter deserves a good life that she wants, not what you dictate? Or do you still think she’s a “selfish hedonist”?

294 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 8:42:45am
295 makeitstop  Apr 10, 2015 8:44:00am

re: #285 Lidane

Journalism iz ded so it’s okay to be a sexist asshole!

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And Hannity helped kill it.

296 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 8:45:11am
297 retired cynic  Apr 10, 2015 8:47:44am

re: #296 Backwoods_Sleuth

I love that man. I want him to live a long, long time.

298 nearly-headless smith25  Apr 10, 2015 8:48:42am

re: #296 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cue the Gay Mafia attacks by crazies…

299 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 8:49:28am

re: #289 Lidane

Sure, that makes sense:

Alan Keyes suggests Obama will create a nuclear war in order to give himself an illegal 3rd term t.co
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 10, 2015

The scary part is that people actually 100% believe this to be true. AND, these people unfortunately vote, breed, and live among us.

300 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 8:52:09am

re: #256 Romantic Heretic

Well, the sandwich was invented by The Earl of Sandwich so he wouldn’t have to get up from the gambling table. So I would consider it a meal.

Boston DJ, Dick Summer, tried to get the sandwich renamed the Shrewsbury, claiming that the Duke of Shrewsbury invented it.

Ah, memories…

301 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 8:56:34am

re: #276 makeitstop

Yeah, but if you put them all together, the best you’ll get is a half-wit.

I’d like to see Mrs. Clinton get a challenger or two or three, though. It would help sharpen her up for the general.

Enter Martin O’Malley, stage left (of Hillary.) And my prediction that he’ll run hard for a few months, and then be the VP nomination.

302 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 8:57:26am

Worst. Socialist. EVAR.

303 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:58:04am

re: #301 BeachDem

Enter Martin O’Malley, stage left (of Hillary.) And my prediction that he’ll run hard for a few months, and then be the VP nomination.

I’ve said it before but I really like Julian Castro for the 2 spot. I do like O’Malley quite a bit though and he’s someone I would like to see involved in a future Democratic administration at some capacity.

304 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 8:58:32am

re: #302 Lidane

Worst. Socialist. EVAR.

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It’s succeeding. The biggest reason why the GOP wants to repeal it.

305 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 10, 2015 9:00:03am

re: #226 Justanotherhuman

Always the grift. And delusions of grandeur.
I’m hatching a plot to stop Hillary that is rather impressive if I do say so myself. Would you be interested in helping or funding it?
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If his plan were any more cunning, we’d have to stick a tail on it an call it a weasel.

RBS

306 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:00:22am

Excellent article.

What The Religious Right Envisions As An Endgame After Losing The Fight Against LGBT Equality

thinkprogress.org

307 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 9:04:03am

re: #277 HappyWarrior

This is what I’ve been thinking too. Fortunately, I did see some stuff on facebook yesterday evening about Lincoln Chafee, while I know he’s not popular here, Jim Webb is someone who may run too, and I think O’Malley may run too. O’Malley of those three is probably who I like the best. Doesn’t hurt that we’re probably distant cousins too hahaha.

At our state convention later this month, O’Malley (who was here last month for our issues conference as well), Webb and Terry McAuliffe are all speaking. There’s even a rumor that Hillary, or someone high up on her team, will make a surprise visit.

Even though SC is bright red, it’s an early primary state, and Hillary doesn’t want to get caught flat-footed like the last time when she lost the primary here.

308 ObserverArt  Apr 10, 2015 9:04:31am

re: #289 Lidane

Sure, that makes sense:

[Right Wing Watch @RightWingWatch
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Alan Keyes suggests Obama will create a nuclear war in order to give himself an illegal 3rd term bit.ly]

That damn Obama. He must have worked it so that Tom Cotton is a plant in the senate and is wanting to bomb bomb bomb Iran to get this nuke-you-lur war going.

309 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:07:01am

re: #307 BeachDem

At our state convention later this month, O’Malley (who was here last month for our issues conference as well), Webb and Terry McAuliffe are all speaking. There’s even a rumor that Hillary, or someone high up on her team, will make a surprise visit.

Even though SC is bright red, it’s an early primary state, and Hillary doesn’t want to get caught flat-footed like the last time when she lost the primary here.

YEah no harm in showing up. Webb’s being rumored to run. Not a huge fan of his though I appreciate him since he removed George Allen form the senate.

310 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 9:07:09am

re: #280 Dr. Matt

CCJ’ “breaking news”: Hillary Clinton used a private email address as secretary of state!!!!

He claims he needs to hire a private eye (who the fuck says private eye?) and an analyst for his Hillary hit (grifting $$ to cover it of course) so, apparently he isn’t merely “holding onto the goods until the optimum $$$ time”—translation: he’s full of shit as always, and just trying to con some rubes out of money.

311 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 9:07:27am

*sigh*

312 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:08:53am

re: #311 Lidane

*sigh*

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Poor guy. Honestly even if there was an arrest warrant, there’s no justification for shooting a fleeing man in the back.

313 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 9:11:11am
314 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 9:12:15am

re: #310 BeachDem

He claims he needs to hire a private eye (who the fuck says private eye?) and an analyst for his Hillary hit (grifting $$ to cover it of course) so, apparently he isn’t merely “holding onto the goods until the optimum $$$ time”—translation: he’s full of shit as always, and just trying to con some rubes out of money.

A couple of days ago, he proposed raising $20,000 to “get” Hillary. I reckon he’s scaled back his expectations since then.

He seldom meets his own deadlines, so let’s see if he can manage his big Clinton reveal on Monday as he’s promised. If it’s as big as the Tsarnaev and Walter Scott reveals, Hillary need not worry.

315 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 9:12:48am

re: #307 BeachDem

Even though SC is bright red, it’s an early primary state, and Hillary doesn’t want to get caught flat-footed like the last time when she lost the primary here.

Prepping for SC:

316 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 9:12:59am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

YEah no harm in showing up. Webb’s being rumored to run. Not a huge fan of his though I appreciate him since he removed George Allen form the senate.

Oh, in addition to O’Malley, Webb and McAuliffe, I left out the keynote—Mark Warner (your state will be well-represented in our state.)

317 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 9:13:45am

re: #315 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Prepping for SC:

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Nice ride.

318 #FergusonFireside  Apr 10, 2015 9:14:58am
319 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:15:32am

re: #316 BeachDem

Oh, in addition to O’Malley, Webb and McAuliffe, I left out the keynote—Mark Warner (your state will be well-represented in our state.)

Two senators and two governors walk into a South Carolina bar and the bartender asks, “why is there only three of ya?” I actually like the non-Virginian O’Malley most of those four. If Kaine had been there though, different story, Kaine’s one of my favorites. I think if Obama had more experience, Kaine would have been a solid VP.

320 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:16:17am

re: #318 #FergusonFireside

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I watched the video. Haunting.

321 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:16:42am

Whut? Another hare-brained proposal from the Rs.

Republicans Want To Grant Asylum To Home-Schoolers

thinkprogress.org

322 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:17:40am

re: #321 Justanotherhuman

Whut? Another hare-brained proposal from the Rs.

Republicans Want To Grant Asylum To Home-Schoolers

thinkprogress.org

Homeschoolers from Deutschland, yay but Hispanics fleeing civil war and drug cartels, nay.

323 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 9:19:41am

re: #306 Justanotherhuman

My first thought, before I read the article?

Murder.

324 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 9:20:52am

re: #319 HappyWarrior

Two senators and two governors walk into a South Carolina bar and the bartender asks, “why is there only three of ya?” I actually like the non-Virginian O’Malley most of those four. If Kaine had been there though, different story, Kaine’s one of my favorites. I think if Obama had more experience, Kaine would have been a solid VP.

Kaine was our keynote last year (he came out for Hillary at our breakfast.) O’Malley’s my favorite of this year’s batch as well. (And hey, if he goes far, I have a picture with him from the event last month—making me almost famous one of many.

325 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 9:22:20am

re: #321 Justanotherhuman

Whut? Another hare-brained proposal from the Rs.

Republicans Want To Grant Asylum To Home-Schoolers

thinkprogress.org

Wild guess: “home school persecution” = “requiring results.”

326 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:22:35am

re: #324 BeachDem

Kaine was our keynote last year (he came out for Hillary at our breakfast.) O’Malley’s my favorite of this year’s batch as well. (And hey, if he goes far, I have a picture with him from the event last month—making me almost famous one of many.

What did you think about Kaine? I thought it was very interested he endorsed Hillary so early since he had endorsed Obama really early as well. In fact, I think he was the first governor to endorse him. I think I like many of the Virginia lizards prefer him over Warner since while Warner is someone I do like and respect is someone isn’t as highly principled.

327 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 9:22:40am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Homeschoolers from Deutschland, yay but Hispanics fleeing civil war and drug cartels, nay.

I’m sure that will help the GOP’s Latino outreach efforts.

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328 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:23:56am

I don’t like homeschooling being illegal for what it’s worth but the fact that the Republicans see these people as victims but not people fleeing actual persecution is quite telling to me.

329 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 9:24:19am

re: #327 Lidane

I’m sure that will help the GOP’s Latino outreach efforts.

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They’re going to shit themselves when German Muslims apply for asylum.

330 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:25:41am

re: #329 Higgs Boson’s Mate

They’re going to shit themselves when German Muslims apply for asylum.

I for one welcome the German Muslims for two simple words- doner kebab.

331 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:27:05am

re: #323 Romantic Heretic

My first thought, before I read the article?

Murder.

It’s being done all the time.

332 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 9:28:32am

re: #326 HappyWarrior

What did you think about Kaine? I thought it was very interested he endorsed Hillary so early since he had endorsed Obama really early as well. In fact, I think he was the first governor to endorse him. I think I like many of the Virginia lizards prefer him over Warner since while Warner is someone I do like and respect is someone isn’t as highly principled.

I really liked him. Got to talk to him one-on-one for a few minutes outside the breakfast. (taking a smoke break has its advantages.) He was really friendly and genuine. Good speaker, too.

Had a similar vibe from O’Malley. At the issues conference, he was actually second banana—Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was the keynote, but O’Malley’s speech was much better than hers.

I gave her a bit of a pass, because she was supposed to come in Friday night for a fund-raiser event, but the moron Republicans had fucked up the Homeland Security vote and she had to stay in DC and fly in early Saturday morning, so she was probably both tired and pissed.

333 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 9:30:20am

re: #325 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Wild guess: “home school persecution” = “requiring results.”

Actually home schooling is illegal in Germany.

Don’t really agree with that but that’s better than here where home schoolers can reach age of majority and be completely and utterly illiterate.

334 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:31:47am

What should not be legal is not teaching the standard curriculum (incl. evolution), whether you do it at home or not.

335 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:32:09am

The CIA has spoken:

Mr. Brennan also dismissed as “wholly disingenuous” Mr. Netanyahu’s claim that the framework accord reached last Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, would provide Iran with a “pathway to a bomb.”

nytimes.com

336 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:34:42am

re: #334 Nyet

What should not be legal is not teaching the standard curriculum (incl. evolution), whether you do it at home or not.

And there in lies exactly why many of them want to homeschool in the first place.

337 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 9:35:43am

Heh.

338 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:36:51am

ONOZ, teaching facts is religious discrimination!

339 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 9:37:09am

re: #334 Nyet

What should not be legal is not teaching the standard curriculum (incl. evolution), whether you do it at home or not.

That idea would fly like a lead balloon in the USA. Even Common Core, which is not a national curriculum per se, gets the wingers up in arms. They want “local control” at the same time as they want to eliminate — or at least gut — the public schools in favor of charter schools, church schools and homeschools. I wish they’d just pull their kids out of the public schools and let everyone else get down to business, but they want to force their agenda on everyone else.

340 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:38:43am

Evidently, this is a correction, or not.

And it doesn’t matter anyway. His kids will never have the chance to get any of it now.

Court records show police shooting victim Walter Scott did have outstanding bench warrant and owed $18,000 in child support, apparently contradicting AP report - @NBCNews

nbcnews.com

341 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 9:42:02am

re: #339 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

That idea would fly like a lead balloon in the USA. Even Common Core, which is not a national curriculum per se, gets the wingers up in arms. They want “local control” at the same time as they want to eliminate — or at least gut — the public schools in favor of charter schools, church schools and homeschools. I wish they’d just pull their kids out of the public schools and let everyone else get down to business, but they want to force their agenda on everyone else.

And thus, we get Moses as a founding father, per Texass.

(Hey—who knows more about education? Educators or evangelical dentists?)

This doc was great—explains a lot. “The Revisionaries.” (and by doc I mean documentary, not doc as in dentist.)

imdb.com

342 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:42:39am
(AFP). The Ukraine parliament on Thursday voted to ban all “propaganda by the totalitarian Communist and Nazi regimes”.

I’m of two minds about this, even if I get where this is coming from (and this is basically an anti-Russia measure). I wouldn’t have been apprehensive if they prohibited specifically Stalinism. As such, this may sow further division. Also: this probably won’t apply to various neo-fascists that are, unfortunately, supported by the govt (such as Yarosh and neo-Nazi Beletsky - people, in comparison to which the likes of LePen and Wilders are hippie liberals).

343 b.d.  Apr 10, 2015 9:43:10am

Questions that answer themselves:

WHY DID HE RUN FROM THAT MURDERING COP?

344 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 10, 2015 9:43:38am

Today, I bargained with my foreign affairs officer to get a boost in my pay for next year’s contract, above the standard 5%, after I checked around for other foreign teacher pay levels. The 5% raise is not bad, but my pay is still below what I could be making even in the next city over. She said she’ll try to win over the university beancounters to our side, given my longevity here.

And on that note, I’ll leave for the time being, it being past midnight here.

345 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:43:50am

re: #339 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

That idea would fly like a lead balloon in the USA. Even Common Core, which is not a national curriculum per se, gets the wingers up in arms. They want “local control” at the same time as they want to eliminate — or at least gut — the public schools in favor of charter schools, church schools and homeschools. I wish they’d just pull their kids out of the public schools and let everyone else get down to business, but they want to force their agenda on everyone else.

I actually and this is weird given my aversion to standardized testing but I kind of like the idea of a national curriculum especially in regards to the sciences and mathematics- with literature and history I favor some variation since we have differing regional histories and literature though of course grammar is something that should fall in with the above. The way I figure, our students are going to be applying for the same universities throughout the nation. But yes there is the American obsession that local control is best which sounds great almost until you realize how nutso some local school boards are and are filled with people like the one board member who said he wished LGBT students would kill themselves.

346 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:45:02am

“Local control” is just another “states’ rights”.

347 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:47:44am

re: #346 Nyet

“Local control” is just another “states’ rights”.

Yeah pretty much which is another reason to be adverse to it.

348 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:47:51am

re: #346 Nyet

The dog whistles are driving me deaf.

349 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:49:07am

“My libertarian friends are probably getting a little upset now but I think that’s because they never appreciate the benefits of local fascism.” ~ origin uncertain, attributed to Ann Coulter (MSNBC 2/8/97).

350 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 10, 2015 9:50:03am

Good afternoon Lizards from (becoming sunny) Richmond, VA.

While driving in I failed to see any signs for the Surrender Parade. I guess I will need to go into downtown and see what I can find.

Small aviation museum out at the airport. Good examples of 1920s-1930s civil aviation aircraft, an original (1917) Spad VII fighter, an A-4 Skyhawk*, plus an SR-71 and an F-14D outdoors.

* - I think every aviation museum I go in has an A-4 Skyhawk, an A-1 Skyraider, or both.

Like cooking, pictures will be forthcoming in a day or two.

351 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:50:11am

I want states’ rights like I want a HOA that will only allow me to paint my house a certain shade of brown or gray.

352 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:50:54am

re: #349 Nyet

“My libertarian friends are probably getting a little upset now but I think that’s because they never appreciate the benefits of local fascism.” ~ origin uncertain, attributed to Ann Coulter (MSNBC 2/8/97).

Someone I forget who has made a great point lately here on LGFT that they worry about local power overreach than federal power overreach because the latter is something that is going to effect you much more on a daily basis than federal. And I am inclined ot strongly agree with that.

353 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:52:46am

States rights are fine but not when they get in the way of human rights. or things that impact the nation as a whole. That is I don’t want to hear about states rights when it comes to owning people or having labor rights laws that resemble something out of the Gilded Age. Or fucking with education because your state legislature is filled with people who think Moses is more important than George Washington.

354 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 10, 2015 9:55:01am

re: #352 HappyWarrior

Someone I forget who has made a great point lately here on LGFT that they worry about local power overreach than federal power overreach because the latter is something that is going to effect you much more on a daily basis than federal. And I am inclined ot strongly agree with that.

That was me I think. Or at least I have made comments in that regard.

Another reason I think this is that the event that starts that ball rolling can be something very very petty. My anecdotal evidence to back that up is from my mother talking about issues when she did Rails-To-Trails work and my brother talking about faculty politics at the university and inter-departmental level.

355 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 9:55:37am

re: #353 HappyWarrior

They get their mythical personages mixed up with historical figures.

356 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 9:56:05am

[…]

He became a Superior Court judge in Tucson and eventually the state’s first Mexican-American governor, a post he won in 1974.

He then served ambassadorships to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina. He was called “Yankee Castro” to differentiate him from the other Raul Castro — the brother of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

[…]

357 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:56:28am

re: #354 Feline Fearless Leader

That was me I think. Or at least I have made comments in that regard.

Another reason I think this is that the event that starts that ball rolling can be something very very petty. My anecdotal evidence to back that up is from my mother talking about issues when she did Rails-To-Trails work and my brother talking about faculty politics at the university and inter-departmental level.

Probably was. It’s a great point and I think more people should point it out when they hear cons say “local control is best for liberty.”

358 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 9:57:06am

ISIS-Inspired Kansas Man Accused Of Plotting Another Ft. Hood-Type Atack

abcnews.go.com

“A 20-year-old Kansan man allegedly joined the U.S. Army last year so he could launch an ISIS-inspired attack on American soldiers like the deadly strike on Ft. Hood, Tex., in 2009, federal authorities announced today.

“John T. Booker of Topeka was arrested after a lengthy FBI investigation. He was set to report for basic training on Tuesday.

“He’s the latest alleged ISIS sympathizer nabbed by the FBI following a string of arrests involving Americans allegedly plotting to join ISIS overseas or launch attacks on their behalf here in the U.S.

‘Sources said Booker may be suffering from mental health issues.” More

“Sources” must be planning his defense.

359 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 9:58:44am

re: #356 wrenchwench

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He was our ambassador to Argentina when the Carter administration (praise them) cut back on our aid and support of the Junta there. That was later sadly reversed in the early part of the Reagan years. Something that only got reversed because the Junta invaded the Falklands getting Ronnie’s buddy Maggie T upset.

360 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 10:00:33am

re: #358 Justanotherhuman

John Thomas Booker, also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan…..

The DimJim’s of the world are going to be soiling themselves.

361 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 10:02:49am

re: #340 Justanotherhuman

Evidently, this is a correction, or not.

And it doesn’t matter anyway. His kids will never have the chance to get any of it now.

Court records show police shooting victim Walter Scott did have outstanding bench warrant and owed $18,000 in child support, apparently contradicting AP report - @NBCNews

nbcnews.com

You know what I find more interesting - whether the officer had other excessive force incidents, and how the department handles those excessive force incidents involving him and others, and whether there is adequate oversight to make sure that officers are acting appropriately.

While the PD has been more forthright in this case, and have already taken steps to protect itself from further lawsuits (namely firing the officer involved, being more open with media to inquiries, etc.), the Department’s actions deserve far more scrutiny than a man whose only offense for reason of the MV stop was a busted tail light. That Scott ran should not have been a death sentence.

But that remains a problem with police nationally. They jump the gun on using deadly force, and their handling of mentally ill people is especially bad.

Blacks are disproportionately involved in excessive force incidents, especially deadly force incidents.

Mentally ill are also disproportionately involved in excessive force incidents, especially deadly force incidents.

If you’re black and suffer from mental illness, these kinds of incidents have a particularly deadly outcome.

This all has to change, and it will take more than simply firing or prosecuting officers who shoot and kill. It means new and improved training, changing law and policy on use of deadly force, and all with an eye towards not only officer safety (which until now trumps all else), but towards public safety and minimizing use of deadly force.

362 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:03:48am

So with it being Autism Awareness month. I find myself looking at the two camps that exist in the community. Those who want a cure and more research into Autism and those who resist any research at all since they see it as a threat. Honestly, while I do think some parents of autistic children do try to portray Autism as some kind of curse or burden for them and their children, I favor more research for a couple of simple reasons. One, I think it will do us a lot of good to understand how autism works and why it happens. Secondly, and this goes with reason one but more understanding will perhaps make life a little more bearable for us on the spectrum and people will see people with Autism not as freaks but as people. I am not huge on Autism Speaks from what I know about that group but I don’t like the other side of the coin that acts like research and a cure would be a terrible thing either.A facebook friend posted this yesterday.
washingtonpost.com

363 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 10:03:58am

Because that TOTALLY makes it okay:

Geraldo should spend more time justifying his career and less time flapping his pie hole about anything else.

364 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:04:36am

re: #363 Lidane

Because that TOTALLY makes it okay:

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Geraldo should spend more time justifying his career and less time flapping his pie hole about anything else.

Can’t we just lock Geraldo in Al Capone’s vault forever?

365 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 10:04:42am

re: #359 HappyWarrior

He was our ambassador to Argentina when the Carter administration (praise them) cut back on our aid and support of the Junta there. That was later sadly reversed in the early part of the Reagan years. Something that only got reversed because the Junta invaded the Falklands getting Ronnie’s buddy Maggie T upset.

He became an American citizen the same year he graduated from college. Arizona had a Mexican- American governor!

366 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:05:21am

re: #365 wrenchwench

He became an American citizen the same year he graduated from college. Arizona had a Mexican- American governor!

Very cool. My sister in law’s sisters got their citizenship around the same age.

367 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 10:05:45am

re: #361 lawhawk

Hoping Justice steps in on this one as they did Ferguson.

368 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 10:06:40am

re: #351 Justanotherhuman

I want states’ rights like I want a HOA that will only allow me to paint my house a certain shade of brown or gray.

They never said anything about a dazzle pattern! /

369 Mike Lamb  Apr 10, 2015 10:10:50am

re: #363 Lidane

Because that TOTALLY makes it okay:

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Geraldo should spend more time justifying his career and less time flapping his pie hole about anything else.

He sure didn’t look upset with how calmly he drew his gun, aimed, and fired.

370 Kilroy01  Apr 10, 2015 10:11:24am

re: #363 Lidane

Because that TOTALLY makes it okay:

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Geraldo should spend more time justifying his career and less time flapping his pie hole about anything else.

What struggle was this?
Oh, the one that didn’t happen. Geraldo is a hack. (Fox News requirement I’m sure)

371 Mike Lamb  Apr 10, 2015 10:11:33am

re: #366 HappyWarrior

Very cool. My sister in law’s sisters got their citizenship around the same age.

Aren’t those your sister-in-laws too?

372 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:12:25am

re: #371 Mike Lamb

Aren’t those your sister-in-laws too?

Would they be? I always heard that the direct in law (in this case my brother’s wife) would be my in law

373 Mike Lamb  Apr 10, 2015 10:12:55am

re: #370 Kilroy01

What struggle was this?
Oh, the one that didn’t happen. Geraldo is a hack. (Fox News requirement I’m sure)

The person that recorded the shooting confirmed that there was some type of struggle/altercation, but that the officer had the situation under control before opening fire.

374 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 10:13:39am

re: #362 HappyWarrior

Our son is autistic. He’ll be 30 this June. When a loved one is thus afflicted it’s never a curse, just a lot of heartbreak. Our son isn’t so autistic that he doesn’t know that he is. Live with that.

375 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:13:57am

All the same, my niece is the first born American in her mom’s side of the faily which is pretty neat to think about when I see how long my own family has been here. First direct ancestor to be American born was in 1804.

376 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:14:56am

re: #374 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Our son is autistic. He’ll be 30 this June. When a loved one is thus afflicted it’s never a curse, just a lot of heartbreak. Our son isn’t so autistic that he doesn’t know that he is. Live with that.

Right and I think a lot of the people who oppose research into cures don’t empathize with people like you and your son given that we (the HFAs) can at least express ourselves.

377 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 10:15:35am

re: #362 HappyWarrior

I truly didn’t know “neurodiversity” was a thing. Why wouldn’t you want a medical and/or psychological treatment for that?

378 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 10:15:49am
379 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 10:16:42am

For future reference, OED:

atheism, n.
[…]
Disbelief in, or denial of, the existence of a God. Also, Disregard of duty to God, godlessness (practical atheism).

agnosticism, n.
[…]
The doctrine or tenets of agnostics with regard to the existence of anything beyond and behind material phenomena or to knowledge of a First Cause or God.

agnostic, n. and adj.
[…]

A. n.
1. A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of immaterial things, especially of the existence or nature of God. Distinguished from atheist n.

2. In extended use: a person who is not persuaded by or committed to a particular point of view; a sceptic. Also: person of indeterminate ideology or conviction; an equivocator.

B. adj.
1. Of or relating to the belief that the existence of anything beyond and behind material phenomena is unknown and (as far as can be judged) unknowable. Also: holding this belief.

2.
a. In extended use: not committed to or persuaded by a particular point of view; sceptical. Also: politically or ideologically unaligned; non-partisan, equivocal.

atheist, n. and adj.
[…]
A. n.

1. One who denies or disbelieves the existence of a God.

2. One who practically denies the existence of a God by disregard of moral obligation to Him; a godless man.

B. adj.

Atheistic, impious.

380 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:18:18am

re: #377 Justanotherhuman

I truly didn’t know “neurodiversity” was a thing. Why wouldn’t you want a medical and/or psychological treatment for that?

Well I can’t speak for them but I think a lot of them see their different neurodiversity as a source for their unique identity and that’s something I empathize with but at the same time, I’d love to be able to do things like make eye contact without thinking about it or the other “normal” things but at the same time, my obsessions do drive me in a way. I want more research overall because I think it’s important we understand.

381 Kilroy01  Apr 10, 2015 10:18:54am

re: #373 Mike Lamb

I stand corrected. I thought he started running, then got tazed, then broke and ran. Followed by Judge Dredd giving him eight shots to the back.

382 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 10:20:09am

re: #379 Nyet

Oh god, I am an agnostic adjective.

383 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 10:20:46am

re: #363 Lidane

Geraldo Rivera justifies Walter Scott shooting: Officer’s ‘blood was boiling’ after struggle t.co
— Raw Story (@RawStory) April 10, 2015

Geraldo just made a great case for why the public shouldn’t be armed. If a trained/professional LEO cannot control his anger, how could we trust an armed citizen joe?

384 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:21:27am

re: #383 Dr. Matt

Geraldo just made a great case for why the public shouldn’t be armed. If a trained/professional LEO cannot control his anger, how could we trust an armed citizen joe?

Shhhhhhh but yeah he did kind of shoot the everyone should be armed to the tooth in the foot.

385 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 10:23:55am

re: #382 wrenchwench

Oh god, I am an agnostic adjective.

If you lack a belief in God, you’re also atheist everything.

386 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:25:22am

If there is one thing, I wish more people realized about being on the spectrum is we’re like the rest of you: not all brilliant savants with an encyclopedic knowledge or the other side of it. I’d like to see a show or film portray a spectrum character realistically in the sense that they show that we too struggle finding the right job for us, love, and feel pain.

387 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 10:26:02am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

Right and I think a lot of the people who oppose research into cures don’t empathize with people like you and your son given that we (the HFAs) can at least express ourselves.

Exactly. As an Old, I didn’t know that I was HFA until I started looking into autism on behalf of our son. I suspect that the causes of autism are so deep in the way that our brains work that a cure is improbable. I do hope that combinations of medication and therapy can be found that will enable autistics to become more comfortable and functional in society.

388 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 10:26:49am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

It’s really simple: if you oppose the research, don’t do it.

389 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 10:27:14am

re: #388 Nyet

It’s really simple: if you oppose the research, don’t do it.

Kind of like with abortion ;)

390 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 10:27:19am
391 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 10:27:58am

re: #385 Nyet

If you lack a belief in God, you’re also atheist everything.

I am an atheist on the Oxford Comma. Maybe I should quit capitalizing it.

392 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:27:59am

re: #388 Nyet

It’s really simple: if you oppose the research, don’t do it.

Yep.

393 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:30:16am

re: #387 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Exactly. As an Old, I didn’t know that I was HFA until I started looking into autism on behalf of our son. I suspect that the causes of autism are so deep in the way that our brains work that a cure is improbable. I do hope that combinations of medication and therapy can be found that will enable autistics to become more comfortable and functional in society.

I think you’re right about the cure. And I definitely agree I hope research can allow for medication and therapy that can make life more comfortable and easier to function. One of the most troubling things to me about people on the spectrum is how we struggle with employment. It’s been a struggle for long term employment my whole adult life. I haven’t gotten fired for positions or anything like that but I’ve had a hard time getting hired in the first place which would otherwise allow me to beef up my resume. I think HFAs are often going to be underemployed too. I’ve had nothing but internships since my college graduation and I graduated with honors.

394 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:31:51am

So be easy and free when you’re drinking with me because I’m a man you don’t meet everyday.

395 Varek Raith  Apr 10, 2015 10:32:10am

Yaaargh.

396 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 10:35:45am

re: #380 HappyWarrior

Well I can’t speak for them but I think a lot of them see their different neurodiversity as a source for their unique identity and that’s something I empathize with but at the same time, I’d love to be able to do things like make eye contact without thinking about it or the other “normal” things but at the same time, my obsessions do drive me in a way. I want more research overall because I think it’s important we understand.

Yes, I get that. I’ve always had trouble with eye contact w/strangers, but I think that’s a defense for me.

I’m not autistic, but was a shy, introverted child with few social skills and as a very young teen was so fearful of my dad that my hands shook, as was my sister. We also moved around a lot. I never took any kids to our home and my sister may have brought 1 or 2 over the years (some of that was embarrassment at our living situation and disapproval by our dad). We didn’t even think it very unusual because, being kids, we thought everyone lived that way. I think you used to see a lot more kids like that, since today’s kids seem a lot more social and confident—or maybe I don’t get out much. : )

397 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 10:37:17am

re: #391 wrenchwench

I am an atheist on the Oxford Comma. Maybe I should quit capitalizing it.

Not believing in them only makes things worse. They multiply in the dark corners of literature and in those library books that no one ever checks out. Think fleas are bad? Try opening a perfectly innocent looking old book and then being swarmed by commakazes.

398 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:38:05am

re: #396 Justanotherhuman

Yes, I get that. I’ve always had trouble with eye contact w/strangers, but I think that’s a defense for me.

I’m not autistic, but was a shy, introverted child with few social skills and as a very young teen was so fearful of my dad that my hands shook, as was my sister. We also moved around a lot. I never took any kids to our home and my sister may have brought 1 or 2 over the years (some of that was embarrassment at our living situation and disapproval by our dad). We didn’t even think it very unusual because, being kids, we thought everyone lived that way. I think you used to see a lot more kids like that, since today’s kids seem a lot more social and confident—or maybe I don’t get out much. : )

Right. I used to be a lot more shyer than I am. My parents and one brother will always remember that I was so nervous about ringing the doorbell of my best friend’s house that he had to do it for me. I also was petrified of calling people on the phone. Hell, I still do get a little nervous about that but that’s mostly for customer service stuff or for following up job applications.

399 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 10:38:31am

re: #397 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Not believing in them only makes things worse. They multiply in the dark corners of literature and in those library books that no one ever checks out. Think fleas are bad? Try opening a perfectly innocent looking old book and then being swarmed by commakazes.

Read Ulysses lately? Too many or too few?

400 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 10:39:27am

re: #397 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Not believing in them only makes things worse. They multiply in the dark corners of literature and in those library books that no one ever checks out. Think fleas are bad? Try opening a perfectly innocent looking old book and then being swarmed by commakazes.

No! I won’t look!

401 Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 10, 2015 10:39:45am

WRT neurodiversity, having a son with ASD (The Artist Syndrome Formerly Known As Prince Aspergers), and a wife with mild bipolar, I can see different aspects of this.

Your neurochemistry is part of who you are. That doesn’t mean it’s always a good thing.

402 Ace-o-aces  Apr 10, 2015 10:40:48am

I’m going to skip the obvious fact that nothing in the article justifies the shooting of Walter Scott, and that CCJ has no idea what he is talking about but somehow believes he knows more about the law than actual lawyers and police. (Well, OK, guess I didn’t really “skip” that)
No, what I find most humorous about CCJs latest brain-fart is the byline, or rather bylines:

Who could this new mysterious reporter be? Guess we will never know.

You know Chuck, either own up to the fact that nobody else works for you, or learn how to actually edit your byline.

403 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 10:41:50am

re: #401 Blind Frog Belly White

WRT neurodiversity, having a son with ASD (The Artist Syndrome Formerly Known As Prince Aspergers), and a wife with mild bipolar, I can see different aspects of this.

Your neurochemistry is part of who you are. That doesn’t mean it’s always a good thing.

It’s also subject to change without notice.

405 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 10:44:21am

Terrell gave Hannity “kudos” for his viewpoint on the shooting, which resulted in first-degree murder charges for Officer Michael Slager.

“You and I are in agreement for the second time in the history of Fox News cable,” Terrell said. “It is against the law for any officer to shoot an unarmed black man or any man in the back.”

Peterson tried to interject, and Terrell told him to “quiet down” before standing up, taking off his earpiece and microphone, and walking out of the studio where he was recording his TV appearance.

“Let me ask for your support, let me ask for your support,” Peterson said feebly as Terrell walks out of the camera frame.

The conservative pundit begins a lengthy and uninterrupted explanation of his work with families in South Central Los Angeles, where he said gang members were “openly robbing” homes but community members were too afraid to call the police.

“It’s too bad Leo’s a little coward,” Peterson said, “but I want Leo to go into the inner cities with me with cameras, and let’s take pictures of (those) thugs.”

406 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:45:45am

re: #404 makeitstop

LULZ

We Turned Eight Republican Presidential Candidates Into Sims and Dropped Them In The White House

I really hope they mean it and do the Oregon Trail follow up because that was brilliant.

407 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 10:46:37am

re: #402 Ace-o-aces

CCJ shits on floors, fucks animals, and provides legal opinions. Amusing.

408 Varek Raith  Apr 10, 2015 10:46:38am

re: #404 makeitstop

LULZ

We Turned Eight Republican Presidential Candidates Into Sims and Dropped Them In The White House

I played the Sims once ages ago.
My character died operating a microwave.

409 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:46:57am

re: #405 Kragar

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Yeah Walter Scott was a “total thug.” Rolls fucking eyes.

410 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 10:46:58am

re: #399 Justanotherhuman

Read Ulysses lately? Too many or too few?

Amazing coincidence: I finished another re-reading of Ulysses less than two weeks ago. The number of commas in the book is, to me, just right.

Side note: Somewhere in my readings of the book I realized that it starts and ends with the same letter of the alphabet.

411 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 10, 2015 10:49:32am
412 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 10:52:33am

re: #408 Varek Raith

I played the Sims once ages ago.
My character died operating a microwave.

You should have left that hamster in its cage.

413 blueraven  Apr 10, 2015 10:52:46am

re: #402 Ace-o-aces

Not surprising that Chuck would have support over this, but what is disturbing is Rho’s twitter profile:

Dad,husband..son..going to be a police officer, dad’s state employee I earn my money ,conservative

414 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 10:53:16am

re: #408 Varek Raith

I played the Sims once ages ago.
My character died operating a microwave.

I played the hell out of Sims 2. I even downloaded a genie lamp that would allow me to pretty much cheat at will. I could use it to refill a Sim’s needs, make another Sim fall in love with me, take annoying Sims and make them poop themselves so they’d leave, etc. It was awesome.

I haven’t played in ages. I’d have to buy a whole new computer for the newer games, and I’m just not all that enthused by the idea. I spend 8+ hours a day in front of a computer at work. At home, I’d rather just watch Netflix or read on my Kindle Fire.

415 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 10:53:20am
416 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:54:26am

re: #413 blueraven

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Not surprising that Chuck would have support over this, but what is disturbing is Rho’s twitter profile:

Of course. So sick of this blame the victim crap that the cons constantly do.

417 Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 10, 2015 10:54:39am

re: #403 wrenchwench

It’s also subject to change without notice.

When my wife first started on antidepressant meds, some of her friends told her they were afraid that they would change her. She said, “I sure hope so!”

Her friends didn’t have to live in her head, with the anxiety and depression that she’s always excelled at not showing.

418 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 10:57:39am

re: #413 blueraven

419 Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 10, 2015 10:57:51am

re: #413 blueraven

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Not surprising that Chuck would have support over this, but what is disturbing is Rho’s twitter profile:

“Fancy car”? A >20 year old Mercedes? Even at 15 years old, they’re generally cheaper than a Toyota of the same vintage. But of course, the Twit wants to associate it with the ‘Cadillac-driving welfare queen’.

420 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:58:38am

re: #418 Kragar

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Joe Walsh probably has nicer cars than Scott too. Yep he deserves to be killed by that fine bit of right wing logic. Oh wait, he’s not black, he should be in Congress.//

421 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 10:59:11am

re: #419 Blind Frog Belly White

“Fancy car”? A >20 year old Mercedes? Even at 15 years old, they’re generally cheaper than a Toyota of the same vintage. But of course, the Twit wants to associate it with the ‘Cadillac-driving welfare queen’.

I was going to say. The car didn’t l;look particularly fancy.

422 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 10:59:38am

These analogies are often a big hit (X = Holocaust), when in fact it isn’t a Holocaust, nor is it genocide or war crimes we’re talking about.

So, unless you’re referring to something even approaching a genocide or democide, war crimes, and the purposeful targeting of people with discrimination for their beliefs by limiting their rights to conduct business (and no, being forced to bake a cake for gay customers isn’t discriminating against your beliefs - you bake a cake as your profession, so they’re not telling you to do something that you wouldn’t do otherwise - like say forcing a Jewish kosher deli to serve you BLTs or put cheese on a deli sandwich), you’re actually demeaning those who suffered from the real Holocaust or similar events (pick your genocide/war crimes accordingly).

All these bogus analogies do is undermine the very meaning of the word Holocaust and diminishes the memory of what this word represents.

It’s an attempt to coopt a word with a very specific meaning - and that’s why it’s repeatedly used out of context.

423 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 11:00:11am

GENERAL SACKED FOR ‘TREASON’ COMMENTS ON A-10

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” the adage goes. “Accept [sic] an A-10. An A-10 will ****ing kill you.”

[…]

The A-10, which has broad support from individuals ranging from Sen. John McCain to Hollywood actor Chuck Norris, appears to have claimed yet another victim.

“Broad support” = list two conservatives.

Conservative “journalism” at its finest.

424 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 11:01:49am

re: #413 blueraven

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Not surprising that Chuck would have support over this, but what is disturbing is Rho’s twitter profile:

A “fancy” car most likely w/high mileage, some things not functioning, etc. There are thousands of MBs selling for $5K or under.

425 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:02:01am

re: #423 Dr. Matt

GENERAL SACKED FOR ‘TREASON’ COMMENTS ON A-10

“Broad support” = list two conservatives.

Conservative “journalism” at its finest.

Yeah using Chuck Norris and John McCain as examples for something have supposedly broad support isn’t evidence of broad support. It could well have broad support but that’s shitty journalism.

426 makeitstop  Apr 10, 2015 11:05:31am

re: #424 Justanotherhuman

A “fancy” car most likely w/high mileage, some things not functioning, etc.

Like a third brake light.

427 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 11:06:24am

re: #424 Justanotherhuman

A “fancy” car most likely w/high mileage, some things not functioning, etc. There are thousands of MBs selling for $5K or under.

hahaha. “Fancy car”….It was a 1990 Merc. You’re correct it was worth less than 5K

428 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:08:01am

re: #427 Dr. Matt

hahaha. “Fancy car”….It was a 1990 Merc. You’re correct it was worth less than 5K

It probably was fancy when it was new so ergo fancy. Seriously even if it was, the man did not deserve to be killed.I swear the fucking wingers will grasp at any straw to justify a police officer killing an unarmed black man.

429 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 11:08:07am

re: #417 Blind Frog Belly White

When my wife first started on antidepressant meds, some of her friends told her they were afraid that they would change her. She said, “I sure hope so!”

Her friends didn’t have to live in her head, with the anxiety and depression that she’s always excelled at not showing.

My most valuable asset in recovery is the person who has known me for 30 years and will stick with me no matter what.

430 Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 10, 2015 11:08:27am

re: #427 Dr. Matt

hahaha. “Fancy car”….It was a 1990 Merc. You’re correct it was worth less than 5K

Of course, if it had been a white guy driving it nobody would be saying it was a fancy car.

Wait, what am I talking about? If it were a white guy, he probably wouldn’t have been stopped and we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

431 Mike Lamb  Apr 10, 2015 11:08:38am

re: #402 Ace-o-aces

It’s legal and yet he’s been arrested for murder. Hmmmm….quite the conundrum. Upon which source should I rely?

432 makeitstop  Apr 10, 2015 11:08:52am

Jim Wright on Facebook:

Hillary Clinton will supposedly announce her campaign for President this coming Sunday. Surprise, surprise.

Despite her significant baggage (and it IS significant), polling puts Clinton well out in front of her potential rivals - but then again, if public opinion DOESN’T put you far in the lead of a narrow-eyed religious bigot whose primary claim to fame is holding the government hostage and a self-certified “doctor” with an Ayn Rand fetish and a labradoodle glued to his noggin you probably shouldn’t run in the first place.

The ‘labradoodle’ slam on Aqua Buddha cracked me up.

433 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:10:44am

re: #432 makeitstop

Jim Wright on Facebook:

The ‘labradoodle’ slam on Aqua Buddha cracked me up.

Awww labradoodles are cute. Jim shouldn’t be comparing Rand to them. He’s right though. Says a lot about her possible opponents that she polls that well against them.

434 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 11:15:18am

re: #413 blueraven

“Dad,husband..son”

A typical wingnut self-description.

435 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 11:15:53am

Glenn Beck: Harry Reid troofer:

436 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:16:02am

re: #434 Nyet

“Dad,husband..son”

A typical wingnut self-description.

“conservative, Christian, patriot”

437 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:16:33am

re: #435 lawhawk

Glenn Beck: Harry Reid troofer:

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As I’ve said the difference between Beck and Alex Jones is hairs on the head and pounds in the belly.

438 Romantic Heretic  Apr 10, 2015 11:17:03am

re: #368 lawhawk

They never said anything about a dazzle pattern! /

Ever see that X Files episode with the HOA that had a supernatural monster on call to enforce its rules?

439 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 11:21:24am

And, in less than 30 words, Charles P. Pierce encapsulates the right wing “save the poor persecuted homeschoolers” immigration plan.

Got a father back home who crossed the cartel? Back on the bus, Juanita! But the Golden Door is wide open to take in the Duggars of many lands.

esquire.com

440 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 11:23:42am

re: #437 HappyWarrior

As I’ve said the difference between Beck and Alex Jones is hairs on the head and pounds in the belly.

Come to think about it…..we’ve never seen Beck and Jones together at the same time!!!!

*we need a libertarian/conspiracy-wingnut font*

441 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 11:24:30am

This bullshit again:

442 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 11:25:08am

re: #440 Dr. Matt

*we need a libertarian/conspiracy-wingnut font*

Isn’t that what Dudebro is for?

443 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:25:14am

re: #439 BeachDem

And, in less than 30 words, Charles P. Pierce encapsulates the right wing “save the poor persecuted homeschoolers” immigration plan.

Got a father back home who crossed the cartel? Back on the bus, Juanita! But the Golden Door is wide open to take in the Duggars of many lands.

esquire.com

Heh Pierce said it more elegantly than I did but we were thinking the same thing.

444 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 11:26:28am
445 prairiefire  Apr 10, 2015 11:26:52am

Happy Friday, Lizards!

446 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 11:28:25am
447 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 11:29:11am

re: #442 Lidane

Isn’t that what Dudebro is for?

I thought dudebros were GG worshippers and firebaggers…

448 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:29:50am

re: #444 Lidane

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Related, Rand Paul wants cake and wants to eat it too.

449 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 11:35:38am

re: #444 Lidane

Math is a liberal conspiracy. /

450 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 11:36:24am

re: #447 Dr. Matt

I thought dudebros were GG worshippers and firebaggers…

True, but anyone drinking the GG or Firebagger kool-aid is also likely a conspiracy nut and/or Alex Jones listener. It all tends to bleed together.

451 Dr. Matt  Apr 10, 2015 11:36:55am

re: #450 Lidane

True, but anyone drinking the GG or Firebagger kool-aid is also likely a conspiracy nut and/or Alex Jones listener. It all tends to bleed together.

Touche’

452 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 11:37:04am

re: #446 Dr. Matt

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“Misdemeanor destruction of property” was assigned to a foreign embassy in uniform.

453 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 11:37:35am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

Related, Rand Paul wants cake and wants to eat it too.

And he wants everyone else’s cake, too.

454 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 11:38:07am
455 Kilroy01  Apr 10, 2015 11:42:29am

Hey Rand the Brave is at it again.

Rand Paul walks out of Guardian interview

Rand is so thin skinned he should be translucent.

456 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 11:43:51am
457 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 11:44:42am

Because the best way to win over the big corporate donors is to tell them they’re persecuting Christians:

458 darthstar  Apr 10, 2015 11:44:58am

re: #315 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Prepping for SC:

Embedded Image

Nice truck. Needs original wheels though.

459 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:45:39am

re: #457 Lidane

Because the best way to win over the big corporate donors is to tell them they’re persecuting Christians:

[Embedded content]

Waaaaaaah Hollywood is criticizing my religion. Get over it you big baby Jindal.

460 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 11:46:27am

This is the saddest thing I’ve seen in a long time:

Kayleb Moon-Robinson — who is diagnosed as autistic — had barely started sixth grade last fall in Lynchburg, Virginia, when a school resource officer filed charges against him. Kayleb was charged with disorderly conduct for kicking over a trash can and then with felony assault on a police officer because he struggled to break free when the cop grabbed him…

a Lynchburg juvenile court judge found Kayleb guilty of all those charges in early April…

Doss (the little boy’s mother) said the judge had a deputy show him a cell, and told him if he gets into trouble again he could go straight to youth detention.

“He said that Kayleb had been handled with kid gloves. And that he understood that Kayleb had special needs, but that he needed to ‘man up,’ that he needed to behave better,” Doss said. “And that he needed to start controlling himself or that eventually they would start controlling him.

pri.org

461 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 11:46:33am

I bet a nickle that Chuck is going to go with the “Harry’s brother beat him up” theory.

462 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 10, 2015 11:47:52am

Sigh.

463 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 11:49:53am

re: #461 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nope. He’s going to claim that the mob did it as a shakedown first (and that’s why he’s leaving Congress after his term ends). See my post above about Glenn Beck pushing Reid trooferism.

464 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 11:50:57am
465 Timothy Watson  Apr 10, 2015 11:51:02am

re: #363 Lidane

Because that TOTALLY makes it okay:

[Embedded content]

Geraldo should spend more time justifying his career and less time flapping his pie hole about anything else.

You know, there’s a reason they keep military style boot camp training for police: the trainers will get in the cadets’ face and annoy the shit out of them and piss them off to make sure they’re in control of their emotions and don’t do shit like that.

466 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 11:51:07am

re: #463 lawhawk

Nope. He’s going to claim that the mob did it as a shakedown first (and that’s why he’s leaving Congress after his term ends). See my post above about Glenn Beck pushing Reid trooferism.

lol:

467 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:51:51am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol:

[Embedded content]

lol he’s such a pathetic little narcissist.

468 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 11:53:42am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, he just threw this “Peter M” under the bus by revealing his “source”? Really?

469 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 11:54:14am

re: #455 Kilroy01

Hey Rand the Brave is at it again.

Rand is so thin skinned he should be translucent.

No need for anyone else to trash his campaign—he’s doing so well on his own.

What a petulant child.

470 allegro  Apr 10, 2015 11:55:09am

re: #455 Kilroy01

Hey Rand the Brave is at it again.

Rand is so thin skinned he should be translucent.

Did they ask him what magazines he likes to read?

471 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 11:56:57am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

For years I believed that the center of the Earth was to be found somewhere in its molten core. Now I know it’s in Fresno.

472 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 11:57:30am

re: #460 BeachDem

This is the saddest thing I’ve seen in a long time:

Kayleb Moon-Robinson — who is diagnosed as autistic — had barely started sixth grade last fall in Lynchburg, Virginia, when a school resource officer filed charges against him. Kayleb was charged with disorderly conduct for kicking over a trash can and then with felony assault on a police officer because he struggled to break free when the cop grabbed him…

a Lynchburg juvenile court judge found Kayleb guilty of all those charges in early April…

Doss (the little boy’s mother) said the judge had a deputy show him a cell, and told him if he gets into trouble again he could go straight to youth detention.

“He said that Kayleb had been handled with kid gloves. And that he understood that Kayleb had special needs, but that he needed to ‘man up,’ that he needed to behave better,” Doss said. “And that he needed to start controlling himself or that eventually they would start controlling him.

pri.org

Well, he’s an 11 yr old Black child, so there’s that.

Even though his mother is the daughter of a cop, she could do little.

473 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 11:57:58am

re: #469 Justanotherhuman

No need for anyone else to trash his campaign—he’s doing so well on his own.

What a petulant child.

Wonkette is ready:

we are probably going to be able to write a daily “How Is Rand Paul Fucking Up Today?” feature for this here Wonkette for the next year.

We’re really looking forward to documenting all the ways Paul will fuck up between now and the day next February when he suspends his campaign after finishing ninth in Iowa behind Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Zombie Orval Faubus, and a placemat from a Council Bluffs Denny’s.

wonkette.com

474 Nyet  Apr 10, 2015 11:58:42am
475 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:59:17am

re: #472 Justanotherhuman

This is really angering.

476 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 11:59:38am

re: #474 Nyet

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Bro, you’re a tool.

477 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2015 11:59:48am

oooh, Chuck is a badass:

478 Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2015 11:59:50am
479 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 12:00:30pm

re: #475 HappyWarrior

This is really angering.

The whole article will make you both sad and furious (and Virginia seems to be a big time offender.)

480 Mike Lamb  Apr 10, 2015 12:00:53pm

re: #468 lawhawk

So, he just threw this “Peter M” under the bus by revealing his “source”? Really?

And what if Peter M and CCJ are “disappeared”? CCJ really doesn’t understand redundancy and fail safes.

481 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 12:01:12pm

re: #477 Backwoods_Sleuth

oooh, Chuck is a badass:

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He’s trying to be clever but he’s just looking like a tool. I thought he didn’t like Rand anyhow since Rand is trying to steal his precious Teddy Cruz’s conservative thunder.

482 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 12:02:58pm

re: #479 BeachDem

The whole article will make you both sad and furious (and Virginia seems to be a big time offender.)

Yeah you’re right. Sigh. Poor kid.

483 Kragar  Apr 10, 2015 12:03:06pm

re: #477 Backwoods_Sleuth

MIC DROP

484 allegro  Apr 10, 2015 12:03:47pm

re: #481 HappyWarrior

He’s trying to be clever but he’s just looking like a tool. I thought he didn’t like Rand anyhow since Rand is trying to steal his precious Teddy Cruz’s conservative thunder.

You’re missing his greater interest here which is to see a woman abused. He gots to get his little woodie for the day.

485 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:04:00pm

White House: Secretary of State Kerry, Energy Secretary Moniz to brief Congress next week on Iran deal next week - @Reuters
end of alert

486 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 12:05:12pm

re: #484 allegro

You’re missing his greater interest here which is to see a woman abused. He gots to get his little woodie for the day.

Of course.

487 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 12:06:14pm

re: #483 Kragar

Thread winner for the category of comedy, live action slo-mo.

488 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:07:09pm

USGS study finds sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems; will test pilot hybrid system - @USGS

usgs.gov

489 allegro  Apr 10, 2015 12:08:39pm

re: #488 Justanotherhuman

USGS study finds sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems; will test pilot hybrid system - @USGS

usgs.gov

There is at least one earth moving joke there, I know it.

490 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:10:17pm

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol:

[Embedded content]

Wonder if “Peter M” is really Peter Duke?

491 allegro  Apr 10, 2015 12:12:07pm

re: #490 Justanotherhuman

Wonder if “Peter M” is really Peter Duke?

Maybe he just exists in his dreams like his hot Asian wife.

492 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:12:17pm

Who wasn’t invited again?

Watch Live: Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Speak at NRA Forum

nbcnews.com

493 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:13:27pm

Santorum the Ass is up right now, saying his wife wants “ammo” for her birthday. What a pandering idiot.

494 blueraven  Apr 10, 2015 12:14:18pm

re: #484 allegro

You’re missing his greater interest here which is to see a woman abused. He gots to get his little woodie for the day.

Would that be a woodette? or perhaps a woodito?

495 allegro  Apr 10, 2015 12:15:11pm

re: #493 Justanotherhuman

Santorum the Ass is up right now, saying his wife wants “ammo” for her birthday. What a pandering idiot.

Oh my. I should think that would be a bad sign in a marriage.

496 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 12:15:43pm

re: #493 Justanotherhuman

Santorum the Ass is up right now, saying his wife wants “ammo” for her birthday. What a pandering idiot.

I doubt either Rick or Mrs. Santorum have ever fired a gun in their lives.

497 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 12:15:57pm

re: #494 blueraven

Would that be a woodette? or perhaps a woodito?

Pistola pequeño .

498 lawhawk  Apr 10, 2015 12:17:22pm

re: #493 Justanotherhuman

She wants ammo? Well, get yourself down to Walmart, Cabelas, Gander, Dicks, or any other big box outdoors/sporting goods chain that normally carries it (which is to say all of them). And pretty much any small firearms dealer too.

Santorum’s such an asshat.

499 #FergusonFireside  Apr 10, 2015 12:18:23pm

They can just destroy his life. Just like that.
Doss (the little boy’s mother) said the judge had a deputy show him a cell, and told him if he gets into trouble again he could go straight to youth detention.

“He said that Kayleb had been handled with kid gloves. And that he understood that Kayleb had special needs, but that he needed to ‘man up,’ that he needed to behave better,” Doss said. “And that he needed to start controlling himself or that eventually they would start controlling him.

pri.org

500 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:18:45pm

Santorum: God, Guns and Plenty of Ammo

501 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 12:20:21pm

re: #492 Justanotherhuman

Who wasn’t invited again?

Watch Live: Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Speak at NRA Forum

nbcnews.com

And Palin was invited but bailed, and they STILL didn’t invite Luap Dnar (or Christie.)

502 HappyWarrior  Apr 10, 2015 12:21:36pm

re: #501 BeachDem

And Palin was invited but bailed, and they STILL didn’t invite Luap Dnar (or Christie.)

That’s odd they didn’t invite Luap Dnar.

503 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:22:57pm

re: #501 BeachDem

Palin probably had a better paying gig. Or she was banged up from a family feud. : )

504 BeachDem  Apr 10, 2015 12:25:08pm

Heh—

the Marshall County Board, outside of Peoria, is really not in the mood to spend $76,000 to cover the costs of the special election party they have to throw, now that their baby-faced Instagram cover model boy had to resign from Congress, for being too much like Abraham Lincoln. Or maybe he resigned because he’s a criminal:

In a vein somewhat similar to a collection letter, the board offers Schock options of sending either the full amount or an agreement stating that he will pay later.

wonkette.com

505 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 10, 2015 12:25:39pm

re: #501 BeachDem

And Palin was invited but bailed, and they STILL didn’t invite Luap Dnar (or Christie.)

Shhhh! He only goes by that name in his Aqua Buddha manifestation.

506 allegro  Apr 10, 2015 12:26:11pm

re: #503 Justanotherhuman

[Embedded content]

Palin probably had a better paying gig. Or she was banged up from a family feud. : )

Maybe she’s out looking for a moose that will stand still and pose long enough for her to shoot at a bunch of times before she gets lucky.

507 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:29:17pm

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee, the token.

en.wikipedia.org

508 Justanotherhuman  Apr 10, 2015 12:30:40pm

re: #506 allegro

Maybe she’s out looking for a moose that will stand still and pose long enough for her to shoot at a bunch of times before she gets lucky.

Would she bring her dad?

509 b_sharp  Apr 10, 2015 12:33:52pm

re: #417 Blind Frog Belly White

When my wife first started on antidepressant meds, some of her friends told her they were afraid that they would change her. She said, “I sure hope so!”

Her friends didn’t have to live in her head, with the anxiety and depression that she’s always excelled at not showing.

I just tried an experiment with my meds. I take Effexor and Celexa as antidepressants (they don’t work well for that) and in order to deal with anger. I’m tired of them making me tired and unmotivated so I stopped taking them a week ago. I’m now more motivated, but I’m also quicker to anger and far more likely to act on that anger. I’ve restarted my Celexa because it’s just an SSRI where Effexor is an SNRI, to see what effects it has on my motivation and/or anger.

I find that even though I am well aware of my anger, without the meds I respond to events that shouldn’t cause anger with anger & that acting on the anger means people & pets around me are possibly in danger.

I won’t hit members of my family, but if you aren’t in my family, look out.

Next up is to drop the Celexa and restart Effexor to see if the anger is reduced and the motivation/energy stays high. If I can’t get away from the anger without feeling lethargic and tired, I’m not sure what to do.

Go kill a punching bag every day perhaps.

510 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 12:38:55pm

re: #493 Justanotherhuman

Santorum the Ass is up right now, saying his wife wants “ammo” for her birthday. What a pandering idiot.

It’s adorable how Santorum thinks he has a chance at the nomination.

511 Lidane  Apr 10, 2015 12:39:22pm

re: #494 blueraven

Would that be a woodette? or perhaps a woodito?

In UpChuck’s case, it would be a toothpick. Or a splinter.

512 wrenchwench  Apr 10, 2015 12:40:09pm

re: #509 b_sharp

I just tried an experiment with my meds. I take Effexor and Celexa as antidepressants (they don’t work well for that) and in order to deal with anger. I’m tired of them making me tired and unmotivated so I stopped taking them a week ago. I’m now more motivated, but I’m also quicker to anger and far more likely to act on that anger. I’ve restarted my Celexa because it’s just an SSRI where Effexor is an SNRI, to see what effects it has on my motivation and/or anger.

I find that even though I am well aware of my anger, without the meds I respond to events that shouldn’t cause anger with anger & that acting on the anger means people & pets around me are possibly in danger.

I won’t hit members of my family, but if you aren’t in my family, look out.

Next up is to drop the Celexa and restart Effexor to see if the anger is reduced and the motivation/energy stays high. If I can’t get away from the anger without feeling lethargic and tired, I’m not sure what to do.

Go kill a punching bag every day perhaps.

It’s all trial and error. Good luck! My doc gave me something to try for less dizziness. All I got was the ‘side-effects’, dry-mouth and fatigue. More coffee!


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