Town’s Officers Resign En Masse When First Black Mayor Elected

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Here’s a fun story about a bunch of very corrupt looking cops and city employees cleverly trying to appear racist to avoid being investigated for illegal shenanigans.

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor.

Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14 at the Parma Community Building.

According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

Mayor Ramsey said the city’s attorney, the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing “safety concerns.”

“Safety concerns,” in this case however is likely a euphemism for “I don’t want to go to jail.” Either that or they’re just a bunch of racist dillholes, but I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and go with dirty deeds as the likely story here. See, the old mayor had been in office for 37 years, and the fleeing personnel not only cut and ran without giving official notice, they wiped the computers on their way out.

Mayor Tyrus Byrd began her first day in office with a clean slate. Literally.

Mayor Byrd said the resignation letters cannot be found and that the computers were cleared.

The only plausible reason for fleeing law enforcement personnel to clear their work computers before fleeing their jobs on the eve of a newly elected administration is fear. Fear of what they’d been up to coming to light.

“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town with quitting because who needs six police for 740 people?” said Martha Miller of Parma.

As for why the police and three other city employees resigned, Mayor Tyrus Byrd is still trying to figure that out.

The resignation letter could not be found.

“They say we have six cops on the payroll. How can we have six cops and we go days without cops patrolling and we have these recent break-ins?” asked one Parma resident.

So there you have it, small town Parma had a Police Officer per Capita rate of 81 per 10K citizens. That is more than Washington DC, the most policed major city in the US and home base for most federal law enforcement agencies. What were Parma residents getting for their tax dollars, apparently a bunch of lazy cops notorious for not even going on patrol.

The new mayor should dig into this vigorously, direct the State AG to convene a Grand Jury and bring in the State and Federal investigative agencies if necessary. Whatever corruption was going on in that town had obviously become deeply entrenched over the last 37 years, reminiscent of the criminal government uncovered in Bell, California.

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375 comments

1 goddamnedfrank  Apr 19, 2015 3:18:36pm

I guess the cops could have just been afraid of the DOJ coming in and finding a bunch of hilariously racist emails a la Ferguson, but the 37 year reign of the previous mayor is a gigantic red flag. This whole thing stinks.

2 Dark_Falcon  Apr 19, 2015 3:43:30pm

re: #1 goddamnedfrank

I guess the cops could have just been afraid of the DOJ coming in and finding a bunch of hilariously racist emails a la Ferguson, but the 37 year reign of the previous mayor is a gigantic red flag. This whole thing stinks.

Quite Concur.

3 scottslemmons  Apr 19, 2015 4:03:20pm

re: #1 goddamnedfrank

…or both. It could very definitely be both.

4 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 4:35:26pm

Funny - this story is like a test to see who actually clicks through from Twitter and reads the article before commenting. I’ve been getting replies from people who clearly haven’t.

5 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 5:04:24pm

One reply went off on the town officers for being racists - which isn’t the story at all. So that person obviously didn’t read the post.

Another informed me that they quit to avoid having their corruption become public - which is obviously the point. So that person also didn’t read it, but was coming at it from the opposite direction.

This post is a Rorschach test.

6 danarchy  Apr 19, 2015 5:13:59pm

Definitely seems to be something shady going on, but where I have to disagree is that 6 cops is a lot for even that small a town. Police have to be available 24/7 so that is basically 3 shifts a day with 2 cops on each shift or something like that.

7 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 19, 2015 5:49:46pm

The city’s attorney, clerk, and waste water treatment plant supervisor all up and resigned? I’d say that they were up to something criminal simply because racism seems to be requirement for small town officials in Missouri.

8 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 5:56:48pm

I’m mad at myself for binge-watching the whole Daredevil series in just a few days. My life feels so empty without another episode of this amazingly great show.

But I couldn’t help it. I am so ashamed.

9 stpaulbear  Apr 19, 2015 5:59:15pm

I want to hear from the one cop who didn’t quit. I bet he has some stories.

10 TedStriker  Apr 19, 2015 6:05:32pm

If the mayor is smart, the first thing they and the new city attorney does is see if the DoJ can put their forensics folks (or, barring DoJ involvement, a forensics firm) on those wiped PCs to see if they can recover any actionable evidence of misconduct.

11 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 19, 2015 6:05:46pm

I always felt it was better to overwrite a disk rather than erase. For example, take a DVD full of photos and once you’ve deleted your files, the programs that store unsaved data, and emptied the recycle bin, start copying the DVD onto the hard drive over and over again until you’ve written over all the space.

12 danarchy  Apr 19, 2015 6:10:36pm

re: #11 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I always felt it was better to overwrite a disk rather than erase. For example, take a DVD full of photos and once you’ve deleted your files, the programs that store unsaved data, and emptied the recycle bin, start copying the DVD onto the hard drive over and over again until you’ve written over all the space.

Or you could download one of DoD grade disk wiper apps. Basically will overwrite ever memory location on the disk with a random 1 or 0 at least 7 times. Makes it next to impossible to recover anything.

13 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 19, 2015 6:10:51pm
Here’s a fun story about a bunch of very corrupt looking cops and city employees cleverly trying to appear racist to avoid being investigated for illegal shenanigans.

This and the carny discussion the other night makes me think of that episode of Bones where they went undercover in a circus. The carnies were covering up an accident by making it look like a murder.

14 Dark_Falcon  Apr 19, 2015 6:12:09pm

re: #9 stpaulbear

I want to hear from the one cop who didn’t quit. I bet he has some stories.

He’s either a moron, the guy who didn’t fit in, or the only honest man in a den of thieves. My own bet would be the 2nd of those three options.

15 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 19, 2015 6:12:59pm

re: #10 TedStriker

If the mayor is smart, the first thing they and the new city attorney does is see if the DoJ can put their forensics folks (or, barring DoJ involvement, a forensics firm) on those wiped PCs to see if there’s actionable evidence of misconduct.

I’ll bet you a shiny new quarter that they did a very poor job of wiping those hard drives.

16 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 19, 2015 6:13:43pm

re: #12 danarchy

Or you could download one of DoD grade disk wiper apps. Basically will overwrite ever memory location on the disk with a random 1 or 0 at least 7 times. Makes it next to impossible to recover anything.

There are a couple of LEOs that do some part time stuff in the dive shop, and none of them are what you would call ‘computer literate’. They seem to work from the “if you hit the keys hard, then the computer will do what you want it to do” school.

I suspect that good forensic investigators will be able to pull the contents off the drives.

RBS

17 bratwurst  Apr 19, 2015 6:13:53pm
18 dell*nix  Apr 19, 2015 6:15:03pm

re: #15 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Most likely tried the format function. The one most people use is the one that deletes the directory and does not touch the data.

19 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 19, 2015 6:16:01pm

re: #18 dell*nix

Most likely tried the format function. The one most people use is the one that deletes the directory and does not touch the data.

That was my first thought, but surely that would have come to light right away? Who knows?

20 goddamnedfrank  Apr 19, 2015 6:16:41pm

On it’s face clearing the hard drives was obstruction of justice, no? Like, can’t they be charged with a crime on that basis alone? I’d be surprised if the courts didn’t just assume that police computers contain shit that’s probably relevant to ongoing investigations and suchlike. Cops don’t just get to take the ball and go home, it’s not their ball.

21 dell*nix  Apr 19, 2015 6:18:17pm

re: #19 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Depends if they thought to use a good recovery service. Those can be expensive. The only way to be sure is to blow torch the drive into slag.

22 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 19, 2015 6:18:49pm

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

On it’s face clearing the hard drives was obstruction of justice, no? Like, can’t they be charged with a crime on that basis alone? I’d be surprised if the courts didn’t just assume that police computers contain shit that’s probably relevant ongoing investigations and suchlike. Cops don’t just get to take the ball and go home, it’s not their ball.

Suppose all that info was still in filing cabinets and they burned all the department’s records on the way out? This looks a little sneakier to the uninitiated, but it’s the exact same thing.

23 goddamnedfrank  Apr 19, 2015 6:19:19pm

I like how the waste water treatment guy quit too. We know he was into some shit.

24 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 19, 2015 6:19:59pm

re: #14 Dark_Falcon

He’s either a moron, the guy who didn’t fit in, or the only honest man in a den of thieves. My own bet would be the 2nd of those three options.

I was thinking of the scene in Kingpin when Big Ernie leaves Munson to face the music. Sometimes a bowler has to face the music, and that bowler is you.

25 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 19, 2015 6:21:17pm

re: #17 bratwurst

I guess that sign implies a lot of “ands” instead of “ors”

26 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 19, 2015 6:22:42pm

re: #17 bratwurst

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Looks like Asta from The Thin Man.

27 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 19, 2015 6:22:54pm

re: #14 Dark_Falcon

He’s either a moron, the guy who didn’t fit in, or the only honest man in a den of thieves. My own bet would be the 2nd of those three options.

My bet is the only non-white officer.

28 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 19, 2015 6:23:29pm

Yes, I’m tired…I’ll change the duvet cover tomorrow…

niters, lizards!

29 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 19, 2015 6:27:22pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yes, I’m tired…I’ll change the duvet cover tomorrow…

niters, lizards!

Duvet cover? I’m so old I still have bedspreads.

30 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 6:29:20pm

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

On it’s face clearing the hard drives was obstruction of justice, no? Like, can’t they be charged with a crime on that basis alone? I’d be surprised if the courts didn’t just assume that police computers contain shit that’s probably relevant ongoing investigations and suchlike. Cops don’t just get to take the ball and go home, it’s not their ball.

They won’t be charged with anything, though. It’s Missouri, Jake.

31 stpaulbear  Apr 19, 2015 6:32:00pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, I’m tired…I’ll change the duvet cover tomorrow…

niters, lizards!

I need to throw the extra blanket back on my bed tonight. The forecast is for overnight lows in the 30s all this week. Ugh.

32 goddamnedfrank  Apr 19, 2015 6:32:14pm
33 MomSense  Apr 19, 2015 6:35:32pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I did the same thing. I don’t even like comic book based tv shows or movies.

How long do we have to wait for the next installment??

34 Great White Snark  Apr 19, 2015 6:37:33pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Got my own confession. Really gonna miss Justified. Cretinous cast members notwithstanding.

35 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 19, 2015 6:38:19pm

re: #33 MomSense

I did the same thing. I don’t even like comic book based tv shows or movies.

How long do we have to wait for the next installment??

I’m trying to ration it out… I’m on episode 8 right now. Now that Constantine looks like it’s not getting picked up again I don’t know what I’ll do.

Steve

36 Single-handed sailor  Apr 19, 2015 6:38:20pm

re: #29 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Duvet cover? I’m so old I still have bedspreads.

I bought a Hudson Bay blanket for my wife for Christmas. I was going to get a bedspread too but the web site kept taking me to Duvet covers, so she just got the blanket. WTF is a Duvet cover? I don’t know, but I wasn’t going to spend a few hundred dollars on something that may not be a bedspread.

37 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 6:43:26pm

This post is a reminder of how incredibly backward some areas of the US still are. If Missouri hadn’t been forced to accept desegregation black people would still be fighting to be recognized as human beings there. And there are still elements of this racist legacy that are trying to hold on to the privilege they had a century ago.

America has a lot to be proud of, but the legacy of slavery remains our deepest shame. And its effects are still being felt.

38 MomSense  Apr 19, 2015 6:45:34pm

re: #35 RealityBasedSteve

That insidious netflix feature of seamlessly going from one episode to the next has been my downfall.

39 Thanos  Apr 19, 2015 6:46:42pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Orphan Black started back up on BBC America last night…

40 Great White Snark  Apr 19, 2015 6:46:59pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

That and our conduct in taking away whole nations from our native population.

41 b_sharp  Apr 19, 2015 6:48:23pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I’m mad at myself for binge-watching the whole Daredevil series in just a few days. My life feels so empty without another episode of this amazingly great show.

But I couldn’t help it. I am so ashamed.

I did the same. Vincent’s performance was overwhelming. I’m not real fond of the actor they cast as DD though.

42 De Kolta Chair  Apr 19, 2015 6:48:55pm
One of the funnest weeks of my childhood was spent putting this little puppy together. And the glue fumes tweren’t bad either.
43 Kafitrar  Apr 19, 2015 6:50:04pm

re: #6 danarchy

Definitely seems to be something shady going on, but where I have to disagree is that 6 cops is a lot for even that small a town. Police have to be available 24/7 so that is basically 3 shifts a day with 2 cops on each shift or something like that.

According to this article, only 2 of the 5 officers who quit were full-time.

44 MomSense  Apr 19, 2015 6:50:59pm

re: #41 b_sharp

Vincent’s performance was overwhelming.

Hard to believe he was Edgar in MiB.

45 Dark_Falcon  Apr 19, 2015 6:51:53pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

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My first thought on seeing those Tweets is that Ms. Molloy is a Tebow hater. But looking at a couple more of her tweets today make it clear she just haters the Eagles management.

46 Shiplord Kirel  Apr 19, 2015 6:53:49pm

re: #42 De Kolta Chair

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Do you still have that box?

47 TedStriker  Apr 19, 2015 6:55:14pm

re: #41 b_sharp

I did the same. Vincent’s performance was overwhelming. I’m not real fond of the actor they cast as DD though.

re: #44 MomSense

Hard to believe he was Edgar in MiB.

And Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket.

48 b_sharp  Apr 19, 2015 6:55:15pm

re: #44 MomSense

Hard to believe he was Edgar in MiB.

It is, isn’t it.
The man’s an acting force.

49 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 6:56:20pm

re: #34 Great White Snark

Got my own confession. Really gonna miss Justified. Cretinous cast members notwithstanding.

Justified is the first series that a cast member has actually ruined for me. Nick Searcy is such a horrible person that I can’t watch the show without being overwhelmed with negativity.

50 Shiplord Kirel  Apr 19, 2015 6:56:44pm

N.J. deli owner who ignited fury with ‘White History Month’ goes out of business

Jim Boggess, whose “White History Month” sign at his New Jersey deli ignited a firestorm, has posted a new placard.

This one says: “Forced Out of Business.” And he’s also created a GoFundMe page pleading for money from strangers.

Naturally

51 Dark_Falcon  Apr 19, 2015 6:57:57pm

re: #50 Shiplord Kirel

N.J. deli owner who ignited fury with ‘White History Month’ goes out of business

Naturally

My reply: “Cry me a river, DARVO boy.”

52 Great White Snark  Apr 19, 2015 6:58:02pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Well sure he did attack you personally without provocation. Can’t blame you a bit.

53 TedStriker  Apr 19, 2015 6:58:13pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Justified is the first series that a cast member has actually ruined for me. Nick Searles is such a horrible person that I can’t watch the show without being overwhelmed with negativity.

Nick Searcy’s wingnuttery makes it a bit hard to go back and watch From the Earth to the Moon sometimes, because I like his portrayal of Deke Slayton, but there’s so much more talent on display throughout the mini-series (Stephen Root, Tony Goldwyn, Cary Elwes, Kevin Pollack, and Bryan Cranston, to name a few out of a huge cast of really good actors, in addition to now-Senator Al Franken), I get over it quick.

I hope Deke’s ghost haunts his ass…

54 b_sharp  Apr 19, 2015 6:59:08pm

re: #48 b_sharp

It is, isn’t it.
The man’s an acting force.

BTW, Daredevil is my new favourite show.

It used to be Arrow.

55 Dark_Falcon  Apr 19, 2015 7:03:51pm

Here’s a story out of Germany, regarding the defects that have shown up in the Heckler & Koch (HK) G36 rifle during prolonged firing. We’ll pick it up later in the piece, where it appears HK may have engaged in corrupt practices:

Earlier this week, we covered the weaknesses of the G36 rifle that have sparked the recent controversy. However, even knowing what I had about the rifle’s construction, I did not fully realize the problems were as bad as they appear to be.

The audit reportedly concluded that G36 rifle receivers were being made in whole or in part from polyethylene plastic (a very common, very cheap plastic of the kind used to make milk jugs and bags), rather than the polyamide plastic specified:

According to the Court of Auditors’ report and the Bundeswehr Research Institute of the Bundeswehr found evidence of oddities. In the plastic mixture of the housing of the series rifles, the additive polyethylene could be detected, which could promote the deformation of the hot weapon.

The delivered by the company’s flagship model, the so-called Abnahmedemonstrator of 1993, with the German army was convinced of the practicality of the weapon, on the other hand, no polyethylene contained.

Beyond the audit report, a former Federal Office of Technology and Procurement (BWB) engineer alleges that Heckler & Koch forged Bundeswehr acceptance marks on rifles:

In December 2006, reported an engineer of the BWB-range “Quality Assurance weapons” of the BWB-tip, Heckler & Koch Concerning operative in the work - against all the rules - through a laser software with the official seal of approval, with which the company could mark his weapons themselves tested as officially , The company therefore amounts “this ‘Sovereign measure’ with its own counterfeit seals” from.The permanent presence of a BWB employee was “according to the statements” of the Institute of certification Oberndorf “because of the trusting relationship” with Heckler & Koch “unnecessary”.

Deliberately using weaker polymers than the contract called for? Uh oh.

56 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 19, 2015 7:04:01pm

re: #48 b_sharp

It is, isn’t it.
The man’s an acting force.

“I’m not a monster…. Am I?”

RBS

57 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 7:07:44pm
58 De Kolta Chair  Apr 19, 2015 7:09:04pm

re: #46 Shiplord Kirel

Do you still have that box?

Alas, no, but I do have all of my Sierra games in their boxes. Wish I could say the same about my old Marvel comics, and wish I could remember which comedian quipped that “Your mother didn’t throw away your old comics. She knew they were going to be worth money some day and set them aside for her retirement.”

59 Dark_Falcon  Apr 19, 2015 7:12:02pm

re: #56 RealityBasedSteve

“I’m not a monster…. Am I?”

RBS

His staying in character throughout the shooting day tends to get on people’s nerves, though. It drove Matthew Modine up a wall at times during the filming of Full Metal Jacket, and on the set of Law & Order: Criminal Intent D’nofrio proved so annoying that Chris Noth (and later Jeff Goldblum) was brought in to resume his role as Detective Mike Logan for half the episodes in several seasons, just to give the crew, directors, writers and show runner a break from an actor who spent the entire day as Detective Goran.

60 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 19, 2015 7:19:45pm

I made a lot of model airplanes when I was a kid. I paid a lot of attention to detail, even dry brushing the cockpit instruments with silver paint and the same with dirt and exhaust stains. It never occurred to me that while they made a flesh tone paint for the pilot’s face, there was never a flesh tone for a black pilot, at least through 1982, when I stopped making them.

61 De Kolta Chair  Apr 19, 2015 7:22:05pm

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

“Why don’t you try acting, dear boy?’”

— Laurence Olivier to Dustin Hoffman (one of several variations of an elusive and possibly apocryphal quote)

62 Charles Johnson  Apr 19, 2015 7:22:06pm

The incredible thing about Daredevil is how human all the characters are — including the villains.

Villains are often the most two-dimensional cyphers in films and TV, but in DareDevil the Wilson Fisk character is a flawed and oddly sympathetic character, capable of love but also given to horrific evil.

63 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 7:30:23pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

The incredible thing about Daredevil is how human all the characters are — including the villains.

Villains are often the most two-dimensional cyphers in films and TV, but in DareDevil the Wilson Fisk character is a flawed and oddly sympathetic character, capable of love but also given to horrific evil.

Can’t wait to see what they do for season 2. They’ve got so many possible storylines they introduced.

64 Belafon  Apr 19, 2015 7:42:28pm

I replied to one of the “When you’re complaining about your wage, think about how little we pay the military” which led to this:

So tired of conservative meaning “I need to look down on someone.”

(Edit, missed the middle one.)

65 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 7:46:18pm

Meanwhile, which supervillain’s gear made a cameo appearance in Daredevil?

Stiltman:

66 Belafon  Apr 19, 2015 7:51:59pm

I watched the first episode (we waited because we thought we were going to need to wait until my oldest came home from college, unnecessary). The big takeaway is that while enhanced senses are cool, they are not a superpower.

67 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 19, 2015 7:54:15pm

re: #50 Shiplord Kirel

N.J. deli owner who ignited fury with ‘White History Month’ goes out of business

Naturally

Then there’s this:

“I don’t think I deserve this because I wanted to be proud of being white and be able to celebrate my heritage like everyone else does,” he wrote.

*facepalm*

Oh and his gofundme is already at $1520.

68 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 19, 2015 7:54:55pm

re: #66 Belafon

I watched the first episode (we waited because we thought we were going to need to wait until my oldest came home from college, unnecessary). The big takeaway is that while enhanced senses are cool, they are not a superpower.

What if you shovel really, really well?

69 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 7:55:35pm

re: #66 Belafon

Depends on how you use them.

Daredevil was able to use his sense to perfect his ricochet shots, which they developed more as the show progressed. Also, being the only guy able to see in a dark room is great in a fight, but doesn’t leave much to film. It also makes it harder for him to be taken by surprise.

70 A Cranky One  Apr 19, 2015 7:58:49pm

re: #64 Belafon


So tired of conservative meaning “I need to look down on someone.”

I think it’s a byproduct of two things. First, the conservatives are united in needing someone to hate and fear. I don’t see any other philosophy in most of their policies and actions. Second, the rich have successfully sold the idea that wealth is a measure of a person’s worth. Poor people are therefore worth little in that world view.

Conservatives sell hate to create a united base, then peddle vodoo economics once they’ve got a platform. And the rich get richer, as planned.

71 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 7:59:54pm
72 Belafon  Apr 19, 2015 8:03:27pm

re: #69 Kragar

It does help his fighting, but I personally started hurting after watching him take so many punches. And then he’s just sore after a fight.

As I was watching, I mentioned “imagine him in Iron Man’s armor.”

73 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 8:03:50pm

In an interview with NPR, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley fired one of the first shots of his expected run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, labeling Republicans plans for “fixing” the economy “bullsh*t.”

“Our tax code’s been turned into Swiss cheese,” O’Malley said. “And, certainly, the concentrated wealth and accumulated power and the systematic deregulation of Wall Street has led to this situation where the economy isn’t working for us. All of that is true. But it is not true that regulation holds poor people down or regulation keeps middle class from advancing. That’s kind of patently bullsh*t.”

OK, I’m liking this guy.

74 Belafon  Apr 19, 2015 8:07:07pm

re: #70 A Cranky One

There are times when I want to ask these people what their jobs are just so that I can say “And someone in my field is working on eliminating your job.”

75 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 8:11:03pm

re: #72 Belafon

It does help his fighting, but I personally started hurting after watching him take so many punches. And then he’s just sore after a fight.

As I was watching, I mentioned “imagine him in Iron Man’s armor.”

This issue becomes a key point of discussion in later episodes.

76 Belafon  Apr 19, 2015 8:12:05pm

re: #73 Kragar

I’m glad some of the Democrats are starting to talk that way, and talking about fixing some of the inequalities in our current economy. I think both parties are going to be making populist claims, and the difference will be that Republicans will blame minorities, and their solutions will continue to hurt all poor. It would be nice if there was a way to show poor whites why their lives are getting worse before the Republicans gut the safety net. Maybe a few swear words will help.

This could also put O’Malley in the position of VP popularized by Joe Biden, being able to say the things the president can’t.

77 Great White Snark  Apr 19, 2015 8:16:05pm

Speaking of television, Through The Wormhole will be back with Morgan Freeman. Yaaay!

78 A Cranky One  Apr 19, 2015 8:19:01pm

re: #74 Belafon

Yup. Same here, but I prefer my wingnuttia pre-digested by LGF instead of face to face. Simply because I’ve found so few wingnuts willing to question dogma. Had a co-worker tell me recently that climate change was a big hoax and he was totally shocked when I dissented. He insisted he’d investigated both sides and was sure the mafia was involved. But left in a huff when I asked why scientists worldwide were in consensus. We still say hi but haven’t really talked since. I avoid politics like the plague at work, but it’s not always easy.

79 Belafon  Apr 19, 2015 8:28:29pm

re: #78 A Cranky One

I know what you mean. I’ve got a young earth creationist/climate change denier at work. I tend to shut him up because I point at data, which confuses him because he’s gotten away with it for years before I joined the company.

80 teleskiguy  Apr 19, 2015 8:29:08pm

They seem like disparate things. Hillary Clinton’s (false) email snafu, erasing emails on a personal account or some such thing. And there’s a police department in Parma, MO whose former officers wiped their own computer systems clean before they resigned…because a black person got elected?

Again, they are disparate things. And wholly disparate standards are being applied.

81 teleskiguy  Apr 19, 2015 8:32:23pm
82 A Cranky One  Apr 19, 2015 8:33:57pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

I’d settle for Willie Nelson. ;)

83 RealityBasedSteve  Apr 19, 2015 8:44:59pm

Well, I’m outta here. I’m going to sleep like a log tonight, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.

Be good, or at least be good at it.

RBS

84 teleskiguy  Apr 19, 2015 8:45:34pm

Another reason a Republican cannot be president on 20 January 2017. You can forget about a Republican Justice Department looking into corrupt little police departments like Parma and Ferguson and North Charleston. The conservative wing of the Supreme Court thinks racism is a thing of the past, and a Republican president will stack the court with more ahistorical jurists.

85 GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 19, 2015 8:48:37pm

re: #83 RealityBasedSteve

86 A Cranky One  Apr 19, 2015 8:49:44pm
Didn’t I tell you to knock!!!!

Later lizards.

87 teleskiguy  Apr 19, 2015 8:51:49pm

Great news!

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88 GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 19, 2015 8:53:34pm

re: #87 teleskiguy

It would be. For normal people. ;)

89 teleskiguy  Apr 19, 2015 9:02:11pm

re: #88 GlutenFreeJesus

The high mountains of these watersheds store most of the water for the American southwest. With a low snow pack comes low water supplies for people downriver. They’re already planning to pump water out of Lake Mead from underneath the reservoir, the water is so low. That water comes from melted snow up in the mountains, which is sorely lacking in too many places in the west. There may be dire consequences for millions of people.

I love snow in the mountains, and so should everybody else.

90 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 9:08:57pm
91 freetoken  Apr 19, 2015 9:24:23pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I’m mad at myself for binge-watching the whole Daredevil series in just a few days. My life feels so empty without another episode of this amazingly great show.

But I couldn’t help it. I am so ashamed.

So did I.

On IMDB I think the rating is, as usual for contemporary productions, too high. I found the writing of the two supporting protagonists somewhat shallow and cliche.

But, very impressed with the villains. Even if stereotyped, their characters are still quite well fleshed out for the bit of time they had. IMO Vincent D’Onofrio is the stand out of the series.

92 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 9:27:13pm
93 darthstar  Apr 19, 2015 9:38:31pm

Those computers weren’t cleared…time for a visit from an IT data-recovery specialist.

Those fuckers should be looking for someplace without a US postal code to move…if the new mayor wants, they could all be in for some high legal expenses.

94 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 19, 2015 9:42:23pm

re: #93 darthstar

But can the town afford to go after those guys?

95 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Apr 19, 2015 9:43:10pm

re: #92 Kragar

Tell that to the guys rebuilding I-95 in Philadelphia.

96 darthstar  Apr 19, 2015 9:47:45pm

re: #94 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

But can the town afford to go after those guys?

Money’s spent on defense, not prosecution. Just file the charges, and let them lawyer up…the important thing is to inflict as much butt-pucker on them as you possibly can so they don’t enjoy cutting and running…and maybe one or two will offer to cut a deal to fry the others…always a possibility.

97 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 10:04:18pm
98 Kragar  Apr 19, 2015 10:28:37pm

80s Movie execs having a meeting:

#1: “So, we’re making a movie based on a former Marine killing off mobsters. What do we need?”

#2: “Eye Shadow?”

#3” “A fun house?”

#1: “BRILLIANT! Lets write this bitch! *bzzzz* Dolores, tell Miguel to send up another $20k in coke!”

99 Kragar  Apr 20, 2015 12:33:46am
100 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 2:01:26am

As usual Chuck is such a terrible writer that he had to clarify the ambiguity:

101 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 2:03:29am
$635 of $40k
Raised by 21 people in 3 days

At this rate 186 more days to go.

102 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 2:27:37am

re: #100 Nyet

As usual Chuck is such a terrible writer that he had to clarify the ambiguity:

It’s still not a very clear message. It sounds like Chuck is saying it’s admirable Flynt was shot. The reasons are only an afterthought.

103 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 2:34:34am

So any Führer’s Birthday commemorations coming up today among the White Supremacist/Neonazi crowd? And will Chuckles be retweeting them?

104 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 2:41:23am

re: #102 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It’s still not a very clear message. It sounds like Chuck is saying it’s admirable Flynt was shot. The reasons are only an afterthought.

What do you want from an imbecile. Sometimes I doubt English is his native language.

105 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 2:43:04am

Interesting factoid about Parma, though, from the 2010 US Census.

The racial makeup of the city was 67.46% White, 29.45% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.56% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.81% of the population.

en.wikipedia.org

Parma is located in New Madrid County in that little “boot heel” on the south-eastern border of MO w/TN.

Democrats elected are generally Dixiecrats leaning on socially and culturally conservative principles and populist on economic issues.

The new mayor should get a criminal investigation started ASAP, but I’m not sure I’d depend on the State of MO exclusively.

106 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 3:05:53am

BTW, I live in an unincorporated area with a postal designation and 4x the population of Parma. The county mounties patrol this area. People who moved here from Charlotte and commute to work (mainly the “lake people”) have tried for years to have it incorporated, but the locals aren’t buying into more taxes and improvements—they prefer it just the way it is. County water and sewer lines were only recently installed in a few locations, mainly on the 2 lane state rd which is “Main St”. Most people have their own wells and septic tanks anyway, and don’t see many advantages to a tax increase. It’s pretty laid back. A new 4 lane state rd running parallel to the old one keeps a lot of traffic out of the area now also and it’s only heavy at peak times.

Rs rule this county and there is a lot of nepotism and inbreeding politically, and it’s who you know and who you blow, if you want anything done.

107 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 3:06:31am

re: #104 Nyet

What do you want from an imbecile. Sometimes I doubt English is his native language.

Seriously. If his poor grammar and syntax were limited to Twitter, I’d be more forgiving, but his blog posts are similarly linguistically challenged.

And he published a book. So, he must have had an editor/proofreader helping massage his prose into something closer to Standard American English.

108 HAL2010  Apr 20, 2015 3:08:31am

Hello hello. Been far too long. Thought I’d just pop by to say I still read LGF every day. Great source for news that makes one angry. I’m active on Twitter though.

It’s about midday here in Sweden and I’m I’ll. Don’t its the flu, but not entirely sure either.
Anyway. How’s things?

109 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 3:11:07am

re: #107 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Probably had an unpaid “ghost writer” on the side, too, or some uncredited help.

You can’t tell me some of those books “written” by pols, celebrities, etc aren’t heavily, heavily edited or ghost-written with no credit to the real writer, who may not even want his/her name shown anywhere on it, just a cut of the money or something up front.

110 goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2015 3:11:33am

re: #102 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It’s still not a very clear message. It sounds like Chuck is saying it’s admirable Flynt was shot. The reasons are only an afterthought.

It makes sense when you consider Chuck’s perspective, that of a professional troll. He’s a narcissistic psychopath who defines success in terms of the ability to intentionally carve out a controversial position and use it to generate intense opposition. Whatever genuine merit exists in the opinion espoused by Larry Flynt and the Hustler content that got him shot are totally incidental to what Chuck is trying to convey.

In his mind the admirable thing was that Flynt was able to get somebody, anybody to hate him enough to take a shot at him. This is Chuck’s fantasy, he feels it would be validating, and I wouldn’t put it past him to fake an attempt on his life if he thinks he can get away with it.

111 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 3:12:59am

Speaking of writing, I discovered a new feature/annoyance in MS Word 2007 today.

For no apparent reason last week, whenever I’d resize the Word window to see both my doc (a list of quiz answers) and an Excel spreadsheet side-by-side, the Word fonts would also shrink in proportion to the windows size. For a two-inch wide doc, that was most unhelpful.

It turns out that in the lower right corner, there is a Zoom slider. Somehow I must have nudged that slider into the less-than-100% range by accident. Once I centered it, everything went back the way I wanted it.

Took me several tries searching user forums to get the solution.

Thanks, Microsoft, for yet another poorly documented feature.

112 HAL2010  Apr 20, 2015 3:14:32am

re: #111 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I still don’t understand how to use the snap feature on my laptop, so you’re years ahead of me. Not saying too much though.

113 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 3:15:52am

re: #109 Justanotherhuman

Probably had an unpaid “ghost writer” on the side, too, or some uncredited help.

You can’t tell me some of those books “written” by pols, celebrities, etc aren’t heavily, heavily edited or ghost-written with no credit to the real writer, who may not even want his/her name shown anywhere on it, just a cut of the money or something up front.

Well, it was originally his graduation thesis, so if he had employed a ghostwriter, there’d be some academic consequences if it were true.

There are proofreaders and typists who will clean up thesis docs for a fee. They don’t write original content, but they fix the crap they’re given.

114 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 3:17:30am

re: #112 HAL2010

I still don’t understand how to use the snap feature on my laptop, so you’re years ahead of me. Not saying too much though.

Months ahead. I’m still using Office 2007. As long I can continue to read both new and old Word formats with it, I see no reason to upgrade to the latest MS Office bloatware.

115 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 3:20:28am

re: #112 HAL2010

I still don’t understand how to use the snap feature on my laptop, so you’re years ahead of me. Not saying too much though.

“Snap”—isn’t that the feature they were bragging about in those Windows 7 commercials? Somebody saying effectively: “I invented Exposé, and Windows 7 was my idea?” We Mac users got quite a chuckle out of that.

116 HAL2010  Apr 20, 2015 3:22:52am

re: #114 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

re: #115 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Got 8.1 and office 365. Not a bad version of office imo. Less bloats in some ways, slower in others. Though windows 8 was a wreck. Hoping ten will deliver.
Snap was having two programs next to each other. No idea how I’m supposed to make it happen, though it does it automatically when clicking on links in the email app.

117 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 3:24:27am

re: #113 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

There are proofreaders and typists who will clean up thesis docs for a fee. They don’t write original content, but they fix the crap they’re given.

I’ve done that when typing papers when I went back to school in the early 70s, but I quit after doing a few because it was too time consuming since they were so badly written. I wasn’t going to “re-write” anything, which is what they wanted me to do.

118 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 3:27:25am

re: #117 Justanotherhuman

I’ve done that when typing papers when I went back to school in the early 70s, but I quit after doing a few because it was too time consuming since they were so badly written. I wasn’t going to “re-write” anything, which is what they wanted me to do.

I wonder if one reason the pundit-verse hates Obama so much is that he doesn’t need any Safires or Buchanans to translate his incoherent brain-droppings into something resembling English?

119 goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2015 3:30:18am

re: #113 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

There are proofreaders and typists who will clean up thesis docs for a fee. They don’t write original content, but they fix the crap they’re given.

I hired an editor for my master’s thesis. Hiring a professional editor was actually a requirement, they had to sign off on the final document before we were allowed to send it to the printer and book binder. My lead adviser said I probably didn’t need it and that the requirement was in place because the school was somewhat popular with wealthy foreign students, South Koreans in particular, who didn’t have a good grasp of English. He was wrong tho’, the editor found plenty of minor errors. She explained that everyone has a gremlin or two in their writing style that tend to show up repeatedly.

120 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 3:31:19am

An article on Ms. Byrd, with a photo or her.

blacksportsonline.com

121 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 3:32:20am

re: #119 goddamnedfrank

Yeah, mine are run-on compound sentences and comma splices. : )

122 nkdee  Apr 20, 2015 3:34:35am

re: #70 A Cranky One

The GOTP has also manages to convince those “lesser” that if they wait longer and worker harder then they, too, can be stinkin’ rich. And so, the “lesser” do what they are told.

123 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 3:37:17am

re: #121 Justanotherhuman

Yeah, mine are run-on compound sentences and comma splices. : )

Me English,on teh ohter hand iis purrfcet..

124 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 3:41:35am

re: #122 nkdee

The GOTP has also manages to convince those “lesser” that if they wait longer and worker harder then they, too, can be stinkin’ rich. And so, the “lesser” do what they are told.

It’s the Horatio Alger mythos. Work harder than anyone else, and you too can rise from the ranks of the minimum wage earner to the ranks of the CEO. Sure, it has happened, but I suspect the fictitious Horatio would have a harder time of it nowadays.

125 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 3:52:24am

re: #124 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It’s the Horatio Alger mythos. Work harder than anyone else, and you too can rise from the ranks of the minimum wage earner to the ranks of the CEO. Sure, it has happened, but I suspect the fictitious Horatio would have a harder time of it nowadays.

When investors pool their resources collectively to maximize profits, that is a corporation and is the full embodiment of the Capitalist spirit.

When workers pool their bargaining power to negotiate better wages and working conditions, that is union thuggery and down-right un-American…

126 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 3:56:35am

Surely you’re exaggerating, Prof. West…

Image: west-header-crop.jpg

127 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 4:07:00am

re: #124 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

And it’s a lot more complicated than just rising from the top to the bottom. Education itself can be a barrier, even where you went to school. A fast food worker is not going to become CEO of the company or rise above store mgr, even with a college degree, if s/he doesn’t have the “right” connections, much less get into the corporate structure. Ambition shouldn’t be the only criteria for success, but it appears to be more and more.

BBL. Court today. Hope those trumped up complaints are dismissed. : )

128 Timothy Watson  Apr 20, 2015 4:43:46am

re: #115 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“Snap”—isn’t that the feature they were bragging about in those Windows 7 commercials? Somebody saying effectively: “I invented Exposé, and Windows 7 was my idea?” We Mac users got quite a chuckle out of that.

Windows XP (and I think some of the earlier versions) had “cascade windows horizontally/vertically” already.

129 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 4:50:51am

re: #128 Timothy Watson

Windows XP (and I think some of the earlier versions) had “cascade windows horizontally/vertically” already.

Ah. I want to go knock some heads together in Cupertino sometimes, too. They’ve replaced Exposé with “Mission Control”, which is like “All Windows” except not as good. There’s nothing left like “Application Windows” where you’d get the windows for the frontmost application only.

130 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 4:55:04am

re: #127 Justanotherhuman

And it’s a lot more complicated than just rising from the top to the bottom. Education itself can be a barrier, even where you went to school. A fast food worker is not going to become CEO of the company or rise above store mgr, even with a college degree, if s/he doesn’t have the “right” connections, much less get into the corporate structure. Ambition shouldn’t be the only criteria for success, but it appears to be more and more.

BBL. Court today. Hope those trumped up complaints are dismissed. : )

As bad as it is in the States, it’s much worse in China, where status and guanxi (connections and ego-stroking) reign supreme. Status includes who your parents are and who they know (and can bribe/flatter for you), which university you attended, and how much ass-kissing you’re willing to do to get a job or promotion. At least in the States, your hard work and ambition can make up for any perceived limitations when you’re first hired. In China, if your status is not sufficient, you won’t even be considered for the job. In the new cities/economies like Shenzhen and Yiwu, there is less of this custom of who-you-know-will-get-you-a-job, so young people flock to those cities to test their fortunes. In their hometowns, they can get jobs easily if their family has connections (or money), but some want to try the Western concept of making their own way.

I could never be a successful businessman in China. Aside from my natural reluctance to kiss ass to get ahead, the amount of alcohol and nicotine consumption required would kill me.

131 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 4:56:03am

re: #129 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Ah. I want to go knock some heads together in Cupertino sometimes, too. They’ve replaced Exposé with “Mission Control”, which is like “All Windows” except not as good. There’s nothing left like “Application Windows” where you’d get the windows for the frontmost application only.

Yeah, but at least they killed Clippy … eventually.

132 lawhawk  Apr 20, 2015 5:12:02am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. As I’ve been saying for a while, Ferguson was hardly alone when it came to corrupt and mismanaged municipalities in Missouri, where policing was done with racial profiling and using minority communities as a piggy bank. That so many police officers resigned and other officials cut and run all while wiping their computer records is suspicious enough. That they did so the moment a new mayor was elected suggests that there was quite a lot of information that they didn’t want to see made public.

I’d go further than GDF in calling for investigations though. Missouri records retention rules require that all local official records be maintained for minimum periods, and the willful destruction of these records is a direct violation. For instance, general emails must be preserved for at least 1 year. Other records must be retained for longer periods.

The destruction of email files indicates a willful attempt to destroy information (and potential evidence of wrongdoing), and those involved should be investigated and prosecuted.

133 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 5:12:34am

Well, that escalated:

Police: Alabama woman who shot home invader shot by officers after failing to drop her weapon

foxnews.com

134 freetoken  Apr 20, 2015 5:28:37am
135 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 5:36:40am

re: #134 freetoken

Graham: I’m ‘91% sure’ I’ll run for president

I’m 94% sure he’ll lose.

I’m 94% sure he’ll lose the nomination. Although…he’s not a gibbering, drooling maniac—and his name’s not Bush—so who knows?

136 lawhawk  Apr 20, 2015 5:38:01am

re: #134 freetoken

Graham: I’m ‘91% sure’ I’ll run for president

I’m 94% sure he’ll lose.

137 lawhawk  Apr 20, 2015 5:47:56am
138 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 6:16:10am

In case you’re interested in Jeremiah True’s booking details:

mcso.us

Two Class A misdemeanor charges, but bail on those charges totaled $5,000.

139 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 6:21:21am

re: #138 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

In case you’re interested in Jeremiah True’s booking details:

mcso.us

Two Class A misdemeanor charges, but bail on those charges totaled $5,000.

Misdemeanor? If I started feeling up high school girls on school premises I’d be in more trouble than that. Is it because he’s young? AGEISM!!

140 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 6:29:49am

re: #139 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Misdemeanor? If I started feeling up high school girls on school premises I’d be in more trouble than that, Is it because he’s young? AGEISM!!

According to the Willamette Week write-up, True allegedly stroked a girl’s arm and hair while making some suggestive remarks. The story does not specify what he said, but I imagine it’ll come out if the case goes to trial.

If he’d gone straight to groping boobs or butts, those rugby coaches would have used him as a tackle dummy.

ADDENDUM: So, according to the Oregonian, he did caress a girl’s breast “with his open hand,” and made some suggestive remarks. The Willamette Week may have conflated the two reports.

141 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 6:33:15am

re: #133 Decatur Deb

Well, that escalated:

Police: Alabama woman who shot home invader shot by officers after failing to drop her weapon

foxnews.com

‘Drop your weapon. We’re here to save you!’

142 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 6:34:29am

re: #140 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

According to the Willamette Week write-up, True allegedly stroked a girl’s arm and hair while making some suggestive remarks. The story does not specify what he said, but I imagine it’ll come out if the case goes to trial.

If he’d gone straight to groping boobs or butts, those rugby coaches would have used him as a tackle dummy.

I read one report where he was grabbing their boobs, so that’s what puzzled me.

143 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 6:35:59am

re: #142 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I read one report where he was grabbing their boobs, so that’s what puzzled me.

See my corrected #140. The Willamette Week report may not have been accurate.

144 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 6:37:34am

re: #142 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

This blogger delves deep into the morass that is J. True wehuntedthemammoth.com

And here is The Oregonian report on the arrest charges. oregonlive.com

145 Eventual Carrion  Apr 20, 2015 6:38:14am

re: #141 wrenchwench

‘Drop your weapon. We;re here to save you!’

And this is one instance that I have some real sympathy for the officers in that situation. How do they know who was attacking and who was defending? A gun in hand and shots fired, guns everywhere will just expand that situation exponentially.

146 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 6:40:27am

re: #145 Eventual Carrion

And this is one instance that I have some real sympathy for the officers in that situation. How do they know who was attacking and who was defending? A gun in hand and shots fired, guns everywhere will just expand that situation exponentially.

It would be so much easier if the bad guys wore black and the good guys white.
/

147 Great White Snark  Apr 20, 2015 6:41:30am

A younger officer makes a tough call at personal risk…

Officer shows ‘great restraint’ not shooting charging suspect, chief says

The officer’s body camera — which Kidder’s family bought for him after the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri — captured the suspect rushing toward Kidder, unfazed by the officer’s handgun. Dispatchers had told Kidder the suspect might have a gun under his car seat and might attempt to commit “suicide by cop,” WLWT reported.

“I jumped out, and he’s running toward me. I had my firearm already drawn on him, and I tell him to put his hands up in the air, and he was screaming, ‘Shoot me! Shoot me!’” Kidder said.

Kidder backs away from the suspect, who puts one hand in his jacket pocket, then another. Still, the officer declines to pull the trigger.

“My eyes are watching that hand right now, nothing else,” Kidder said.

148 Eventual Carrion  Apr 20, 2015 6:41:53am

re: #146 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It would be so much easier if the bad guys wore black and the good guys white.
/

Need hats, nice tall hats (in black and white as you suggest).

149 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 6:42:12am

re: #145 Eventual Carrion

And this is one instance that I have some real sympathy for the officers in that situation. How do they know who was attacking and who was defending? A gun in hand and shots fired, guns everywhere will just expand that situation exponentially.

The woman’s mother may not have informed her daughter that she called the cops. Perhaps the cops could work verbally more. Yeah, tough spot.

150 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 6:42:39am

re: #90 Kragar

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What was #1, 4 & 6?

151 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 20, 2015 6:42:41am

Firefox users, if you want to lose the partial-picture behavior in the current version you can find every prior release Here.

152 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 6:46:09am

re: #144 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

This blogger delves deep into the morass that is J. True wehuntedthemammoth.com

And here is The Oregonian report on the arrest charges. oregonlive.com

Thanks for reminding me. We Hunted the Mammoth is in fact where I read:

True walked off, talking to himself, but returned to the park about 30 minutes later and approached a 17-year-old female and touched her breast with his open hand, and make a remark about her chest, the affidavit said.

153 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 6:46:47am

re: #134 freetoken

Graham: I’m ‘91% sure’ I’ll run for president

I’m 94% sure he’ll lose.

Lindsay?

For real?

Well, that is a huge waste of money on his part. At least, a few people will be employed for a year or so.

154 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 6:49:17am

It’s rain and breeze for a couple of days in my part of the woods.

Since we are on the topic of Police Brutality:
Police Cadet Quits Academy, Reports Cops After Witnessing Homeless Man Being Beaten By Officers

How is your day so far?

155 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 6:50:45am

The Cornell West article.

In a nutshell—he is a has been, who fell to ego and popularity. Which is a real shame because he has a stellar brain and it is no longer fueled by the passion it once was.

Did I get that right?

156 ObserverArt  Apr 20, 2015 6:52:05am

re: #147 Great White Snark

A younger officer makes a tough call at personal risk…

Officer shows ‘great restraint’ not shooting charging suspect, chief says

Morning all.

I saw that video played yesterday. Yeah, good restraint.

One big question though. If the guy charging him was a large African American man would it all have gone down the same?

157 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 6:59:53am
158 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:02:10am
159 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 7:11:29am
160 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:12:50am

It’s actually rather gray and blustery.

The perfect day to stay in bed and watch movies.

161 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:13:06am

re: #159 Lord Of The Pies

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What does it say in Arabic?

162 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:13:42am
163 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:14:23am
164 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:19:28am

re: #149 wrenchwench

The woman’s mother may not have informed her daughter that she called the cops. Perhaps the cops could work verbally more. Yeah, tough spot.

After watching a lot of pro-police Cops footage, it’s obvious that the normal police takedown, especially of urban yutes, involves incomprehensible insane yelling and chaotic activity. No one could perceive or respond to the instructions fast enough.

165 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:20:20am
166 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:21:10am

re: #164 Decatur Deb

After watching a lot of pro-police Cops footage, it’s obvious that the normal police takedown, especially of urban yutes, involves incomprehensible insane yelling and chaotic activity. No one could perceive or respond to the instructions fast enough.

Yes, it seems citizens are to respond to the police officer like a Private to a Drill Sergeant.

167 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:22:54am

I’ve decided that, like road construction, the purpose of the Justice
Department is not to meet out justice, but to employ people.

America is a business, after-all.

168 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:25:47am

re: #167 FemNaziBitch

I’ve decided that, like road construction, the purpose of the Justice
Department is not to meet out justice, but to employ people.

America is a business, after-all.

Someone has done a book, something like A Nation of Watchers, which separates the population into those who actually do something and those who observe, supervise, regulate, discipline and control. The ratio is approaching an even split, IIRC.

169 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:30:57am
170 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:33:04am
171 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:35:58am
172 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:38:10am

Darwin Award?

173 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:40:55am

OMG!

I think I could wear these several seasons.

174 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:44:33am

re: #170 FemNaziBitch

I WANT TO BE A TREE - Forget Coffins: These Pods Will Turn You Into A Tree When You Die

It’s a small but growing movement. Wife and I are arguing about it—over the practicality of crossing state lines to Florida while dead.

glendalenaturepreserve.org

conservationburialinc.org

175 allegro  Apr 20, 2015 7:47:27am

re: #173 FemNaziBitch

OMG!

I think I could wear these several seasons.

At that price they should hold up for at least that long. Yikes.

176 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 7:48:50am

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bill to require photo IDs for food stamp recipients

The worst part is at the end of the article:

“It sickens me to see all of the fraud and abuses that go on in this state. From some of the tenants in our rental homes that make more than I do and can’t afford rent to the people using Quest cards at Potawatomi or using these benefits to purchase steaks for their dogs because dog food is not covered. I would love for nothing more than to locate every crack and crevice where there are abuses in our state run programs. They are there as a crutch and a lifeline, not a lifestyle,” Kremer wrote.

Kremer also wrote in his “term paper” about an idea he’d raised during his campaign: limiting the use of QUEST cards to privately-run food pantries overseen by the government.

“Yes, it may be humbling to go into the pantry to purchase ‘needed items,’ but as I mentioned earlier, most people understand that this is meant to be a crutch and not a lifestyle. I would also love to see photo lD’s (sic) on all Quest cards and will continue to work this angle,” Kremer wrote.

The pantries could be set up on grocers’ property, Kremer said, but they would not sell items like junk food, liquor or cigarettes.

“The fact that the author of the bill would, in his perfect world, require poor people go to segregated grocery stores to get food for their families, makes it clear that it’s seething contempt, not legitimate public policy concern driving Kremer and supporters of this bill,” Ross said.

177 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:50:05am

ICYMI

178 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 7:50:20am

re: #170 FemNaziBitch

I’m in favor of this and would strongly consider it for myself.

I’m already leaning towards cremation since the idea of my body in a box in the ground is unappealing. I’ll be dead, so there’s no reason for that. Donate whatever organs can be used for others, cremate me, spread part of my ashes somewhere (no idea where yet), and use the rest to plant a tree. I like it.

179 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:51:08am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bill to require photo IDs for food stamp recipients

The worst part is at the end of the article:

That would bite the RW in the ass if the issued photo ID is made valid for voting.

180 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 7:51:47am
181 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 7:51:58am
182 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 7:52:39am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bill to require photo IDs for food stamp recipients

The worst part is at the end of the article:

183 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:53:16am
184 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 7:53:32am

re: #179 Decatur Deb

That would bite the RW in the ass if the issued photo ID is made valid for voting.

You know that they would make sure that it was never accepted as a Free Stuff Voter ID.

185 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:53:39am

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Tacticool. Slow, old, large and not very smart.

186 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 7:54:32am

re: #181 Lidane

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I’m beginning to think earlier predictions about Jeb being a shoe-in for the nomination might have been in error.

187 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:54:35am

re: #178 Lidane

I’m in favor of this and would strongly consider it for myself.

I’m already leaning towards cremation since the idea of my body in a box in the ground is unappealing. I’ll be dead, so there’s no reason for that. Donate whatever organs can be used for others, cremate me, spread part of my ashes somewhere (no idea where yet), and use the rest to plant a tree. I like it.

In Illinois, we have the Anatomical Gift Association. In other states, I know you can donate your body to a local university.

188 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 7:56:35am
189 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 7:57:10am

re: #186 Targetpractice

I’m beginning to think earlier predictions about Jeb being a shoe-in for the nomination might have been in error.

Early days. We’re facing a year of world-class shitslinging.

190 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 7:58:19am

California REALLY needs to rewrite their ballot initiative rules. It’s insane that any yahoo who can pay the filing fee gets to put shit like this on a ballot:

191 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2015 8:00:12am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bill to require photo IDs for food stamp recipients

The worst part is at the end of the article:

They should be careful with this approach since it will counter their voter suppression efforts and the poors *will* get the necessary ID.
//

192 retired cynic  Apr 20, 2015 8:00:39am

re: #129 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’m late, but if this hasn’t been answered, you just click on the said application in the dock, and it brings all those app windows to the front.

193 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 8:01:13am

re: #189 Decatur Deb

Early days. We’re facing a year of world-class shitslinging.

We haven’t even gotten started yet. Jeb hasn’t declared yet. Neither has Walker. Or any of the more mainstream candidates. All we’ve had so far are Aqua Buddha, Calgary Ted, and Marco Rubio, none of whom stand a chance.

Once people start filing and start officially flinging shit at each other it’s going to get fun.

194 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2015 8:02:08am

re: #190 Lidane

California REALLY needs to rewrite their ballot initiative rules. It’s insane that any yahoo who can pay the filing fee gets to put shit like this on a ballot:

Think of the grift if you had a transgender friend you were willing to split the money with.
///

195 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 8:04:03am

re: #189 Decatur Deb

Early days. We’re facing a year of world-class shitslinging.

True enough, but generally by now the GOP establishment has either settled on a candidate to champion or somebody has emerged as the clear leader. Instead, it looks like we’ve barely begun and already the field is falling apart.

196 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:04:48am

re: #182 Lord Of The Pies

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197 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 8:06:40am

re: #193 Lidane

We haven’t even gotten started yet. Jeb hasn’t declared yet. Neither has Walker. Or any of the more mainstream candidates. All we’ve had so far are Aqua Buddha, Calgary Ted, and Marco Rubio, none of whom stand a chance.

Once people start filing and start officially flinging shit at each other it’s going to get fun.

Heh. Nate Silver is getting up to speed. I dread a campaign without Stewart, Colbert, and Intrade. (The older US electronic crowdwisdom site, Iowa Electronic Markets, is still in play.)

tippie.uiowa.edu

198 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 8:08:23am

re: #197 Decatur Deb

Heh. Nate Silver is getting up to speed. I dread a campaign without Stewart, Colbert, and Intrade. (The older US electronic crowdwisdom site, Iowa Electronic Markets, is still in play.)

tippie.uiowa.edu

OTOH, Colbert will have the Late Show by then, and we still have Jon Oliver, who is a godsend. And by that point the new guy over at the Daily Show will have been on the air for a while and gotten his sea legs.

200 Decatur Deb  Apr 20, 2015 8:11:25am

re: #198 Lidane

OTOH, Colbert will have the Late Show by then, and we still have Jon Oliver, who is a godsend. And by that point the new guy over at the Daily Show will have been on the air for a while and gotten his sea legs.

Finding Larry Wilmore’s show a disappointment. He was brilliant as a “Senior Editor”, but the panel format basically sucks.

203 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 8:16:58am

re: #202 FemNaziBitch

“He’s filling the government with Muslims”: Hanging out with Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul inside New Hampshire’s wacky GOP 2016 cattle call

I was pleased to see Chris Christie standing up to people who criticized him for nominating a Muslim judge. One more reason he has no shot at the nomination…

204 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:17:44am

Needs to go the rounds again:

please tweet

205 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:21:46am
In a matter of a few minutes, Sen. Marco Rubio went from touting his young and fresh ideas to melting into a pile science denying, warmongering, bigotry on CBS’s Face The Nation.

Transcript via Face The Nation:

206 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:23:29am

Unfortunately, I think women may have to play the “not ‘til I get mine!” game. Maybe we should just all be lie Ayn Rand.

White men seem to respect her —most don’t even know her husband’s name.

/gah

207 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 8:23:48am

This is adorable:

Bless their hearts. Next thing you know, NYC will discover migas. Haha.

208 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 8:24:42am

re: #205 FemNaziBitch

Walker’s tanking in Wisconsin, Bush is down to Hillary by double digits, Aqua Buddha is becoming a joke in the press, Cruz is already relegated to the cheap seats, and now Rubio is crumbling.

Remind me again how “strong” the GOP field is?

209 Great White Snark  Apr 20, 2015 8:26:04am

Page recommendation
CL does it again.

210 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:26:29am

re: #207 Lidane

This is adorable:

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Bless their hearts. Next thing you know, NYC will discover migas. Haha.

Mexico City also has its own version of migas. It is a garlic soup which is thickened with sliced day old bolillos. It is usually flavored with pork shanks, ham bones, epazote, oregano and different types of dried chillies. A raw egg is usually added to each plate when served and it is slowly cooked by the warm soup, similar to egg drop soup. It is a very popular dish in fondas around downtown Mexico city, especially in Tepito.[9]

sans the meat —mmmmmmm!

211 b.d.  Apr 20, 2015 8:27:09am

re: #207 Lidane

This is adorable:

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Bless their hearts. Next thing you know, NYC will discover migas. Haha.

smh, they’ll claim they invented it now. Worth the wait at Matt’s.

212 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:27:18am

re: #208 Targetpractice

Walker’s tanking in Wisconsin, Bush is down to Hillary by double digits, Aqua Buddha is becoming a joke in the press, Cruz is already relegated to the cheap seats, and now Rubio is crumbling.

Remind me again how “strong” the GOP field is?

WHITE MALES!!!

213 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 8:27:35am

re: #208 Targetpractice

Walker’s tanking in Wisconsin, Bush is down to Hillary by double digits, Aqua Buddha is becoming a joke in the press, Cruz is already relegated to the cheap seats, and now Rubio is crumbling.

Remind me again how “strong” the GOP field is?

I think their strategy could well wind up being “find a placeholder while we start impeachment proceedings against Hillary even before the election is over”

214 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 8:27:51am

I made myself a feta cheese salad for lunch and I forgot the pita bread :(

215 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 8:27:51am

re: #208 Targetpractice

Walker’s tanking in Wisconsin, Bush is down to Hillary by double digits, Aqua Buddha is becoming a joke in the press, Cruz is already relegated to the cheap seats, and now Rubio is crumbling.

Remind me again how “strong” the GOP field is?

Don’t forget Carly Fiorina and her demon sheep, Chris Christie and his town hall meetings, Jindal trying to pretend the GOP would ever nominate him, and also-rans like Carson and Trump joining the wingnut welfare line.

It’s a loooong time between now and November 2016.

216 #FergusonFireside  Apr 20, 2015 8:27:54am

Morning!

217 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 8:28:33am

re: #192 retired cynic

I’m late, but if this hasn’t been answered, you just click on the said application in the dock, and it brings all those app windows to the front.

Well, yeah, it brings the topmost window of that applicatiom to the front, but “Application Windows” (F10) in Exposé would show all the windows from that application tiled on the screen, showing their titles when the cursor hovered on them.

218 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:31:28am

re: #167 FemNaziBitch

I’ve decided that, like road construction, the purpose of the Justice
Department is not to meet out justice, but to employ people.

America is a business, after-all.

mete out justice?

It is way too early in the day for me.

219 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 8:31:57am

So this shit just showed up in my Timeline==>

220 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 8:32:04am

Somebody’s hitting the booze pretty hard these days:

221 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:32:30am

re: #219 Lord Of The Pies

So this shit just showed up in my Timeline==>

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ah!

222 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:32:52am

re: #220 Lidane

Somebody’s hitting the booze pretty hard these days:

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or something.

223 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 8:33:32am

Ucccchh, muted & blocked. Now I have to dip my Timeline in battery acid.

224 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 8:33:50am

re: #215 Lidane

Don’t forget Carly Fiorina and her demon sheep, Chris Christie and his town hall meetings, Jindal trying to pretend the GOP would ever nominate him, and also-rans like Carson and Trump joining the wingnut welfare line.

It’s a loooong time between now and November 2016.

Way I see it, the bigger the field, the more losers taking up space, the more money wasted in the primaries that can’t go towards the general election next year.

225 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 8:35:00am

hahahaha!

226 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:35:48am

Scott Walker Caught Trying To Rob Family-Planning Clinics

It’s no deep dark secret that Scott Walker will pander to any special interest group that might support him, including the right to life groups. Hence, Walker will do whatever he can do - whether or not it’s legal or ethical - to prevent women from getting basic health care and to have the right to make decisions regarding their own bodies.

He already had one of his schemes broken up when it turned out that his attempt to limit women’s access to family-planning clinics was found to be unconstitutional.

Now, he’s been found to have his hand in the money till of these clinics, falsely accusing them of overbilling for their services. That amount was found to be off by at least 93%:

227 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:37:52am

re: #215 Lidane

Don’t forget Carly Fiorina and her demon sheep, Chris Christie and his town hall meetings, Jindal trying to pretend the GOP would ever nominate him, and also-rans like Carson and Trump joining the wingnut welfare line.

It’s a loooong time between now and November 2016.

Carly —I THOUGHT she lost popularity after one of the DOHA’s … Just too much of a bitch or something.

Didn’t she lose her job?

228 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 8:42:17am

re: #227 FemNaziBitch

Carly —I THOUGHT she lost popularity after one of the DOHA’s … Just too much of a bitch or something.

Didn’t she lose her job?

Demon Sheep never die.

229 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:43:18am
230 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:43:41am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Demon Sheep never die.

Do they dream of Demon Androids?

231 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 8:44:29am

re: #230 FemNaziBitch

Do they dream of Demon Androids?

They dream of taking their country back!!!

232 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:46:30am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

They dream of taking their country back!!!

ah!

Restoring the Republic/Caliphate/America as the Founders or God Intended.

Such musing never turn out well.

233 FemNaziBitch  Apr 20, 2015 8:47:31am

gotta go.

have a great day all!

Oh, wait, it’s Monday.

Well, do your best …

234 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 8:55:56am
235 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 20, 2015 8:57:11am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sounds like Rand Dr. Paul has been spending too much time around “award-winning” journalist Chuck C. Johnson.

236 allegro  Apr 20, 2015 8:57:41am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It really does appear that Rand and Chuckums are in cahoots. Playing by the exact same playbook at the least. Eww.

237 A Cranky One  Apr 20, 2015 8:57:53am

re: #235 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Sounds like Rand Dr. Paul has been spending too much time around “award-winning” journalist Chuck C. Johnson.

Rand stole his business model! Sue Chuck sue! ///

238 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 8:58:28am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hey Aqua Buddha, give Chuck C Johnson a call, he has the goods you’re looking for, if you’ve got the coin.

239 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:00:07am

re: #236 allegro

It really does appear that Rand and Chuckums are in cahoots. Playing by the exact same playbook at the least. Eww.

240 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:05:16am

Mumford & Sons channeling their inner Spice Girls:

Heh.

241 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:09:22am

re: #219 Lord Of The Pies

believer in aliens…reincarnation..absolute socialist…no respect for politicians…religion..royals..survival of the fittest( mentally)

1. Ellipses. Fucking ellipses. No respect for punctuation.

2. Aliens, reincarnation, whatnot.

I rest my case.

242 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:11:57am
243 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:12:23am

This:

Therefore your argument is invalid.

244 ObserverArt  Apr 20, 2015 9:12:42am

re: #199 FemNaziBitch

Kasich Presidential Announcement On Hold Awaiting Text Message From God

I mentioned yesterday, the message he is waiting for is from the real god the Republicans follow. That would be the big dollars he is going to need to grift run with, and those money gods are not talking enough yet apparently.

245 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2015 9:14:21am

I wonder how many “This scandal will DOOM Hillary!” events we’ll have go through between now and Nov. 2016?

246 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 9:15:32am

Well, back from court. They served the lumberjack in court after I talked w/the lawyer. Then it was wait a bit and he came back and said the ADA wasn’t willing to drop the charges against me and the only way to do that was to drop my charge. I told him it was a devil’s deal, but at least it meant I didn’t have to sit up there and repeat all the bullshit. I saw my granddaughter, her husband and her sister in law in the hall and none of them said a word to me, not when I first arrived or until we finally got the deal finished about 11:30.

I’m feeling totally defeated, but there’s nothing I can do about it. I told the lawyer that I wasn’t willing to see my g-daughter on the stand committing perjury, because she was going to say she saw the whole thing, in defense of her s-i-l.

She didnt witness anything, but even if she had, she didn’t come to my defense and that hurt more than anything else.

247 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:15:45am

Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says two deputies reassigned after fatal shooting

Sheriff Stanley Glanz said at a Monday morning press conference that two deputies involved in the undercover sting that led to a fatal shooting have been reassigned.

He said the deputies and their families have received threats.

“The deputies have been reassigned for their safety,” Glanz said.

248 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:16:10am
249 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:17:11am

What the fuck was slavery in the US if it wasn’t racial in nature?

250 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 9:17:19am

Since GotNwes was off attending weddings and such this weekend, this scoop is a few days late. I played this one mostly straight.

EXCLUSIVE: How @GotNewsDotCom tells half-truths about #OluStevens to get racist clicks

Really, there are no surprises here for watchers of the Chuck C. Johnson/GotNews juggernaut, but his recent GotSmear of Louisville Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens takes the cake for lurid race-based clickbait.

Here’s the screaming GNDC headline:

EXCLUSIVE: Corrupt Black Judge Lets Black Thug Out of Prison Because White Victim’s Toddler Is ‘Racist’ #OluStevens

The headline bears little resemblance to what actually happened.

251 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:17:45am
252 Great White Snark  Apr 20, 2015 9:17:52am

re: #246 Justanotherhuman

{{Justanotherhuman}}
This kind of thing tears at relationships. Hope it turns around for ya at least in the family.

253 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 9:18:34am

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how many “This scandal will DOOM Hillary!” events we’ll have go through between now and Nov. 2016?

As others have said above, Hillary will have been through the equivalent of an impeachment* by the time the election comes around, and should be in the same shape as Bill was at that point. Every poll showed he could handily have won a third term if he could have run for it, and against a lot more plausible opponent than they’ve got now.

*Except it’s not the real thing, so she can’t be convicted.

254 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:18:52am

re: #246 Justanotherhuman

Well, back from court. They served the lumberjack in court after I talked w/the lawyer. Then it was wait a bit and he came back and said the ADA wasn’t willing to drop the charges against me and the only way to do that was to drop my charge. I told him it was a devil’s deal, but at least it meant I didn’t have to sit up there and repeat all the bullshit. I saw my granddaughter, her husband and her sister in law in the hall and none of them said a word to me, not when I first arrived or until we finally got the deal finished about 11:30.

I’m feeling totally defeated, but there’s nothing I can do about it. I told the lawyer that I wasn’t willing to see my g-daughter on the stand committing perjury, because she was going to say she saw the whole thing, in defense of her s-i-l.

She didnt witness anything, but even if she had, she didn’t come to my defense and that hurt more than anything else.

{{{{{{{{jah}}}}}}}}

Mean people suck.

255 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 9:18:58am

Is it OK to page your own blog? I’m tempted to do it for the Olu Stevens piece, but don’t know if it’s cricket.

256 SteelPH  Apr 20, 2015 9:19:00am

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how many “This scandal will DOOM Hillary!” events we’ll have go through between now and Nov. 2016?

A comprehensive list would take too long.

257 Snarknado!  Apr 20, 2015 9:19:04am

re: #190 Lidane

California REALLY needs to rewrite their ballot initiative rules. It’s insane that any yahoo who can pay the filing fee gets to put shit like this on a ballot:

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Paying the filing fee allows supporters to circulate petitions. They need valid signatures of 8% of registered voters to get it into the ballot.

258 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 9:19:05am

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says two deputies reassigned after fatal shooting

I call bullshit. Their other strategy didn’t work.

259 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:19:45am

re: #249 Lidane

What the fuck was slavery in the US if it wasn’t racial in nature?

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HURR HURR FREE MARKET CAPITALISM!!!!! WORKERS WERE PAID WHAT TEH JERB CREEYATERZ THOUGHT THEY WAS WORTH!!!!!!!

260 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:21:48am

re: #255 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Is it OK to page your own blog? I’m tempted to do it for the Olu Stevens piece, but don’t know if it’s cricket.

Other people do, so you should be OK.

261 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 9:22:22am

re: #249 Lidane

What the fuck was slavery in the US if it wasn’t racial in nature?

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It’s the whole “Africans sold their own into slavery!” business that’s often used to excuse white men buying and selling human beings as property.

262 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2015 9:22:49am

re: #259 Lord Of The Pies

Pretty much the same thing I thought: These people see slavery as a business model, not a race issue.

263 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:23:08am

re: #261 Targetpractice

It’s the whole “Africans sold their own into slavery!” business that’s often used to excuse white men buying and selling human beings as property.

And they mistakenly equate slavery with indentured service.

264 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:23:25am

re: #255 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Is it OK to page your own blog? I’m tempted to do it for the Olu Stevens piece, but don’t know if it’s cricket.

It’s cricket if it has a bug in it.

265 A Cranky One  Apr 20, 2015 9:24:21am

re: #246 Justanotherhuman

I know that must have hurt. Having been in a similar situation, I would suggest that you did the right thing and taking the high road may well work out to your advantage in the long term. It did for me, as the person finally realized who was really trustworthy and caring and who wasn’t.

Hoping the g-daughter comes to her senses in a while. Positive thoughts your way.

266 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 9:25:05am

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Pretty much the same thing I thought: These people see slavery as a business model, not a race issue.

and a states rights’ issue…

267 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 9:25:31am
268 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2015 9:25:46am

re: #264 wrenchwench

It’s cricket if it has a bug in it.

By Jiminy! I’ll do it.

269 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:25:54am

heh…

270 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:26:21am

re: #243 Nyet

This:
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Therefore your argument is invalid.

I was gonna say you otter post more of them, but I see you have…

271 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:27:45am

re: #267 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

ARRGH!!!

Judith Miller Knows Who To Blame For Her Crap Iraq War Reporting (Hint: Not Judith Miller).

Why did she suddenly crawl from under her rock after so many years?

272 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 9:27:51am

I listened to the Diane Rehm show on the way back home. Joseph Stiglitz was on: thedianerehmshow.org

We’re fucked, and will be totally fucked if some things don’t change fundamentally, namely the way the US economy is run. If you’re at the top end of the middle class and haven’t felt much, you will. One of the things he said was if you don’t have a share of the market, you’re going backwards, and the middle class is going to be wiped out if we don’t change our thinking from that of pretending the “free market” is for the 99%.

273 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:28:11am

re: #270 wrenchwench

*groan* *giggle*

274 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:31:21am

re: #273 Nyet

*groan* *giggle*

*Skwee!* (Just quoting them.)

275 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:32:10am

What could possibly go wrong?

276 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:32:41am

Both idiots, though representing opposite sides, don’t seem to know that Ehrman actually wrote a whole book in defense of Jesus’ historicity.

277 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:32:45am

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

And they mistakenly equate slavery with indentured service.

That’s not a mistake. That’s intentional. Equating slavery with indentured servitude allows these cretins to pretend that slaves were there by choice, and that they could leave at any time.

It’s also fundamentally dishonest about the nature of indentured servitude. They should look at Latin America and the hacienda system to see how well that shit turned out.

278 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 9:33:29am

re: #271 Nyet

Why did she suddenly crawl from under her rock after so many years?

She’s on Faux Noise now, to tell us how Iran’s going to mushroom-cloud us for sure, this time!

279 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:34:18am

re: #276 Nyet

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Both idiots, though representing opposite sides, don’t seem to know that Ehrman actually wrote a whole book in defense of Jesus’ historicity.

Ehrman isn’t saying Jesus never existed, but he is saying that Jesus wasn’t well-known during his lifetime.

280 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:34:42am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

What could possibly go wrong?

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281 Eventual Carrion  Apr 20, 2015 9:35:06am

re: #217 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, yeah, it brings the topmost window of that applicatiom to the front, but “Application Windows” (F10) in Exposé would show all the windows from that application tiled on the screen, showing their titles when the cursor hovered on them.

Didn’t Windows 3.11 for Workgroups do that too?

//

282 Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2015 9:35:17am

re: #277 Lidane

That’s not a mistake. That’s intentional. Equating slavery with indentured servitude allows these cretins to pretend that slaves were there by choice, and that they could leave at any time.

Kind of how they think min wage earners can just up and get get a better job.

283 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:35:39am

Also, Israeli archaeologists are finding tons of “Jesus” artifacts. Like, you would think no other people lived during that time period.

284 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 20, 2015 9:35:42am

re: #229 FemNaziBitch

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Problem is we CAN’T separate things out appropriately due to the Posse Committus Act which was the final victory of the confederates over the Union.

285 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 9:36:27am

re: #279 Lord Of The Pies

Ehrman isn’t saying Jesus never existed, but he is saying that Jesus wasn’t well-known during his lifetime.

The Beatles were a lot more popular…

286 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:36:38am

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

Kind of how they think min wage earners can just up and get get a better job.

HURR HURR ITS THERE OWN FAULT FOR NOT GETTING A COLLEGE DEGREE & MORE BETTER SKILLZ!!!!!!

287 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 9:36:43am

re: #281 Eventual Carrion

Didn’t Windows 3.11 for Workgroups do that too?

//

Dunno—I went straight from DOS 3.3 to the Mac and never looked back.

288 darthstar  Apr 20, 2015 9:36:55am

Okay, people…had my first phone screen last Wednesday - being followed up with my first face to face interview this morning. My dogs are depressed that for the first time in a month I’m not loading them in the truck for the beach.

Fingers crossed though…even if I end up not working for this company I want the decision to be mine and not theirs.

289 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:37:04am

What the actual fuck?

Cue the next round of court battles over the death penalty. Sheesh.

290 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:37:21am

re: #283 Lord Of The Pies

Also, Israeli archaeologists are finding tons of “Jesus” artifacts. Like, you would think no other people lived during that time period.

It’s about that “Jesus Tomb”/”James’ ossuary”, the authenticity of which is in grave doubt.

291 darthstar  Apr 20, 2015 9:37:46am

re: #289 Lidane

What the actual fuck?

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Cue the next round of court battles over the death penalty. Sheesh.

Sanctity of life.

292 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:38:15am

re: #291 darthstar

Sanctity of life.

Death with dignity.

293 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 9:38:27am

re: #289 Lidane

What the actual fuck?

[Embedded content]

Cue the next round of court battles over the death penalty. Sheesh.

All the morality of a death cult.

294 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:38:45am

re: #290 Nyet

It’s about that “Jesus Tomb”/”James’ ossuary”, the authenticity of which is in grave doubt.

There’s also: “Jesus kindergarten” “Jesus dorm room” “Mary’s Basement Where Jesus Lived” etc.

295 darthstar  Apr 20, 2015 9:38:49am

re: #290 Nyet

It’s about that “Jesus Tomb”/”James’ ossuary”, the authenticity of which is in grave doubt.

“Grave doubt” I see what you buried in that sentence.

296 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:39:12am

re: #288 darthstar

Okay, people…had my first phone screen last Wednesday - being followed up with my first face to face interview this morning. My dogs are depressed that for the first time in a month I’m not loading them in the truck for the beach.

Fingers crossed though…even if I end up not working for this company I want the decision to be mine and not theirs.

I’m depressed that you didn’t load me in the truck, either.

Good luck.

297 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 9:40:06am

re: #293 Targetpractice

All the morality of a death cult.

They can flip that table vertical and crucify the condemned.

298 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:40:18am

Uh, what?

I was under the impression that the evangelical nutcases WANTED the Rapture and Second Coming to happen. Did I miss something?

299 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 9:40:22am

re: #277 Lidane

That’s not a mistake. That’s intentional. Equating slavery with indentured servitude allows these cretins to pretend that slaves were there by choice, and that they could leave at any time.

It’s also fundamentally dishonest about the nature of indentured servitude. They should look at Latin America and the hacienda system to see how well that shit turned out.

The US has its own form of “indentured servitude” these days. It’s our own form of the “hacienda system” except it’s not land, it’s who owns the most capital in the US.

From birth to death, you’ll always owe them something.

300 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 9:40:45am

re: #285 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The Beatles were a lot more popular…

I see what you did there….

(That is, I’m old enough to see what you did there.)

301 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 20, 2015 9:40:48am

re: #276 Nyet

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Both idiots, though representing opposite sides, don’t seem to know that Ehrman actually wrote a whole book in defense of Jesus’ historicity.

AH, him. I read his “Lost Christianities”. Helped with some of my thoughts though not quite the book I’d hoped for. I should look at more of his work.

302 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:41:22am

re: #294 Lord Of The Pies

There’s also: “Jesus kindergarten” “Jesus dorm room” “Mary’s Basement Where Jesus Lived” etc.

That’s more in the Church province. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, True Cross, Turin Shroud… All late artifacts, but undeniable evidence for many faithful.

303 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 9:41:37am

re: #289 Lidane

It’s supposed to be more “humane” than lethal injection.

It would be most humane to eliminate the death penalty.

304 A Cranky One  Apr 20, 2015 9:41:58am

re: #285 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The Beatles were a lot more popular…

That’s it. I’m burning all your records! ///

305 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:42:16am

re: #303 Justanotherhuman

It would be most humane to eliminate the death penalty.

True, but that wouldn’t satisfy the bloodthirsty.

306 darthstar  Apr 20, 2015 9:42:26am

Okay…later lacerti.

307 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 20, 2015 9:42:35am

re: #290 Nyet

It’s about that “Jesus Tomb”/”James’ ossuary”, the authenticity of which is in grave doubt.

I thought it was show to be a forgery? Wouldn’t matter to me much either way but it’s hardly hill worth fighting for.

308 Eventual Carrion  Apr 20, 2015 9:42:42am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He should ask CCJ, or at least team up with him to solicit money and info from the rubes.

309 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:43:12am

re: #301 William Barnett-Lewis

AH, him. I read his “Lost Christianities”. Helped with some of my thoughts though not quite the book I’d hoped for. I should look at more of his work.

His books are cool, though the historicity one was a bit weak for my taste. He’s also a student of the late, great Bruce Metzger, whose books are a must.

310 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 9:43:28am

re: #305 Lidane

True, but that wouldn’t satisfy the bloodthirsty.

Indeed, the insistence on finding a new form of execution every time one form is either struck down or rendered unfeasible makes it hard to take seriously arguments that capital punishment is about “justice,” rather than simply about revenge.

311 William Barnett-Lewis  Apr 20, 2015 9:44:01am

re: #298 Lidane

Uh, what?

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I was under the impression that the evangelical nutcases WANTED the Rapture and Second Coming to happen. Did I miss something?

Deep down inside she knows that if their fantasy took place she’d not be in with the good ones whisked away.

312 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:44:08am

re: #307 William Barnett-Lewis

I thought it was show to be a forgery? Wouldn’t matter to me much either way but it’s hardly hill worth fighting for.

There are still debates surrounding it, though it’s probably a forgery.

313 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 9:44:32am

re: #310 Targetpractice

Indeed, the insistence on finding a new form of execution every time one form is either struck down or rendered unfeasible makes it hard to take seriously arguments that capital punishment is about “justice,” rather than simply about revenge.

Well, revenge is the American Way when you boil it down.

314 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 9:44:35am

re: #298 Lidane

Uh, what?

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I was under the impression that the evangelical nutcases WANTED the Rapture and Second Coming to happen. Did I miss something?

Times I wonder how many of those who wish so badly for the Rapture to happen will end up being left behind.

315 Kragar  Apr 20, 2015 9:44:48am

re: #280 wrenchwench

316 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:46:03am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

What could possibly go wrong?

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OK, there’s more to this:

317 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:46:17am

re: #315 Kragar

Oh good, ‘cause people are kinda going nuts about it:

318 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 9:46:35am

re: #313 Justanotherhuman

Well, revenge is the American Way when you boil it down.

and deterrence. how can we keep thugs in line if they know that the worst thing that can happen to them is life imprisonment?

319 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 20, 2015 9:46:40am

re: #313 Justanotherhuman

Well, revenge is the American Way when you boil it down.

Justice is like basketball (well, the way they play it nowadays): Back and forth, ka-chunk, ka-chunk, and whoever scored last wins.

320 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 9:46:48am

re: #315 Kragar

dammit again…

:D

321 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 9:49:29am

re: #315 Kragar

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322 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 9:53:32am

re: #319 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Justice is like basketball (well, the way they play it nowadays): Back and forth, ka-chunk, ka-chunk, and whoever scored last wins.

And the guys who make the most money at it get paid to advertise shoes…

323 makeitstop  Apr 20, 2015 9:54:23am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rand Paul Hits A New Low By Begging People On The Internet For Dirt On Hillary Clinton

Following the CCJ business model, I see…

324 Nyet  Apr 20, 2015 9:55:56am

re: #301 William Barnett-Lewis

AH, him. I read his “Lost Christianities”. Helped with some of my thoughts though not quite the book I’d hoped for. I should look at more of his work.

If you haven’t yet, read these:

The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, And Restoration (1964). 2005 4th edition with Bart D. Ehrman

The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance (1997)

325 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 9:59:33am

Because there’s a world of difference between sending troops to help with the logistics of fighting a disease and sending troops in to fight?

326 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 10:06:53am

Poor UpChuck. The NYT went with someone else instead:

327 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 10:11:23am

re: #326 Lidane

Poor UpChuck. The NYT went with someone else instead:

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Byers also reported that the Times’ move to cut a deal with Schweizer “raised a few eyebrows in that paper’s newsroom.”

But none that will say anything aloud, for fear of finding themselves on the street corner with their desk’s contents in a cardboard box.

328 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 10:11:37am

re: #326 Lidane

Poor UpChuck. The NYT went with someone else instead:

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hahaha…
Peter Schweizer, Sarah Palin hired him in 2011 to be her foreign policy adviser and sometimes speech writer.

329 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 10:13:19am

re: #328 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahaha…
Peter Schweizer, Sarah Palin hired him in 2011 to be her foreign policy adviser and sometimes speech writer.

That gives him credibility?

Yep, journalism is deader than a door nail.

330 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 10:14:18am

more funny stuff:

331 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 10:15:03am

re: #329 Justanotherhuman

That gives him credibility?

Yep, journalism is deader than a door nail.

332 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 10:15:40am

I still can’t believe that playing a benefit for Sandy Hook is controversial. WTF.

333 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 10:16:14am

Apparently Emailgazigate was not the story that was going to bring Hillary down, so now we’re on to “pay-to-play” allegations involving the Clinton Foundation and/or hubby’s speaking fees.

334 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 20, 2015 10:17:45am

re: #289 Lidane

What the actual fuck?

[Embedded content]

Cue the next round of court battles over the death penalty. Sheesh.

There’s no stopping the insane Conservatives from killing people. No matter what civilized people do, they’ll find a way to keep killing.

335 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 20, 2015 10:18:01am

re: #190 Lidane

California REALLY needs to rewrite their ballot initiative rules. It’s insane that any yahoo who can pay the filing fee gets to put shit like this on a ballot:

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You don’t just pay the filing fee. You also have to gather signatures to get an initiative on the ballot. Currently you have to get signatures amounting to 8% of the number of people who voted for governor in the last election for an amendment or 5% of that number for a statute.

336 Kragar  Apr 20, 2015 10:18:37am
337 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 10:20:33am

re: #336 Kragar

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Cause For Concern: 10 Incidents Of Significant Errors, Retractions, Or Questionable Sourcing By Schweizer. Reporters and fact checkers have excoriated Schweizer for massive factual problems over the years. A Media Matters analysis found at least 10 separate incidents in which the media called out Schweizer for botching his reporting.

The following is how reporters have described Schweizer’s work: “Incorrect,” “inaccurate,” “bogus,” “a fatal shortcoming in Journalism 101,” “the facts didn’t stand up,” “unfair and inaccurate,” “specious argument,” “there was nothing there,” “suspicious,” “the facts don’t fit,” facts “do not check out,” sources “do not exist or cannot be tracked down,” “confusion and contradiction,” “discrepancies,” “admitted a mistake,” “neither journalism nor history,” “a polemic so unchecked … that we can’t tell the fact from the fiction,” sources “have clearly used him,” and “tacitly conced[ed] he was wrong.”

338 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 10:22:02am
339 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 10:22:02am

And, of course, the whole “pay-to-play/foreign donations” business is also a retread. Anybody who was paying attention in 2008 remembers all the allegations (none substantiated) that her campaign was being funded by laundered Chinese money.

340 Shiplord Kirel  Apr 20, 2015 10:22:59am

re: #289 Lidane

What the actual fuck?

[Embedded content]

Cue the next round of court battles over the death penalty. Sheesh.

Just bring on the guillotine already. It’s 100% reliable, relatively cheap, and if there is any pain it doesn’t last long.

What?

It’s too gruesome?
They don’t want to look like bloodthirsty savages?
They don’t like the mess?

Maybe they shouldn’t be killing people then.

341 Higgs Boson's Mate  Apr 20, 2015 10:24:34am

re: #326 Lidane

Poor UpChuck. The NYT went with someone else instead:

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The media isn’t interested in informing the electorate, it’s interested in creating the illusion of a horse race. That requires that Republican ideas be treated as if they were serious, viable, and good for the nation. If that’s too much of a stretch then they remain silent about the more insane shit and dig up dirt on the Democrats.

342 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 10:26:26am
343 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 10:29:17am

So, they’re going after Clinton, but so what?
Being ex-president can be lucrative gig

cnn.com

In today’s money, George Washington would be worth half a billion bucks.

Nobody says anything about that. In fact, GW and Thomas Jefferson were the richest presidents in US history in terms of today’s dollars.

344 Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2015 10:29:48am

US Supreme Court tosses NC high court decision on state’s GOP-drawn electoral maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling that had upheld the state’s Republican-drawn legislative and congressional districts.

The nation’s highest court ordered the state’s highest court to reconsider whether legislators relied too heavily on race when drawing the 2011 maps, which shape how state and federal elections are decided.

In an order released Monday, the U.S. justices ordered North Carolina’s highest court to reconsider the 2011 maps in light of a recent decision the court made in a similar Alabama case.

345 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 10:31:17am

It’s not like SCOTUS has any upcoming gay rights cases of any note or anything:

346 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 10:32:15am

re: #345 Lidane

Howie, Howie, Howie. Retire already.

347 jaunte  Apr 20, 2015 10:32:20am

What is wrong with these people.

348 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 10:33:11am

re: #345 Lidane

It’s not like SCOTUS has any upcoming gay rights cases of any note or anything:

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It’s plausible that he’s right, that SCOTUS making same-sex marriage the law of the land will pretty much end the issue short of talk about an amendment that will never become a reality. But if Howie really believes that there won’t be those GOP candidates who spend time on the campaign trail vehemently pushing their opposition to such a situation, then he’s a fool.

349 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 10:34:31am

re: #347 jaunte

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What is wrong with these people.

Why does a grown-ass adult man go by the name “Chip”?

350 jaunte  Apr 20, 2015 10:35:02am

re: #349 Lord Of The Pies

From a long line of blockheads.

351 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 10:35:11am

Chip is a dog’s name. Does he have a dog named Robert or Michael?

352 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 10:35:17am

re: #347 jaunte

Women must suffer the consequences of being raped forever, that’s why.

What an evil man.

353 Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2015 10:35:38am

re: #347 jaunte

[Embedded content]

What is wrong with these people.

“It’s a feel-good piece of legislation that quite honestly is dissociated with reality in the real world with the way the criminal justice system and the judicial system work,” Baltimore said. “It’s a far more complicated situation, honestly, than most people acknowledge. I get the general concept. I understand the general concept. But it’s a concept that needs a lot more work.”

Translation: “I have no legitimate reason to kill this bill, but I know plenty of weaselly excuses.”

354 wrenchwench  Apr 20, 2015 10:36:15am
355 jaunte  Apr 20, 2015 10:36:20am

re: #352 Justanotherhuman

He’s “worried” about guys convicted of statutory rape when the couple stays together.

356 jaunte  Apr 20, 2015 10:36:58am

That probably happens as much as in person voter fraud.

357 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 10:38:36am

re: #347 jaunte

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What is wrong with these people.

They want to give these rapists legal leverage to prevent their victims from getting an abortion. They are that fucking sick.

358 jaunte  Apr 20, 2015 10:39:17am

re: #357 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

As someone said recently, “state sanction of rape as a reproductive strategy.”

359 Lidane  Apr 20, 2015 10:39:24am

re: #348 Targetpractice

It’s plausible that he’s right, that SCOTUS making same-sex marriage the law of the land will pretty much end the issue short of talk about an amendment that will never become a reality. But if Howie really believes that there won’t be those GOP candidates who spend time on the campaign trail vehemently pushing their opposition to such a situation, then he’s a fool.

SCOTUS legalizing same-sex marriage across the board will end the issue for a large subset of the population. It’s already legal in 36 states and we haven’t seen society collapse yet. The other 14 states getting in line won’t change much.

You’re right, though. Howie is delusional if he thinks it’s not going to be an issue in the GOP primaries. Calgary Ted and the rest of the religious nutcases will be babbling about God smiting America because gays, Aqua Buddha will keep flogging his STATES’ RIGHTS! bullshit, and the rest of them will try to thread the needle between the GOP base and the general election.

360 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 10:39:35am

re: #355 jaunte

He’s “worried” about guys convicted of statutory rape when the couple stays together.

Rape is God’s will when it produces a baby, remember?

361 Ace-o-aces  Apr 20, 2015 10:39:52am

Self awareness. He has none.

362 Justanotherhuman  Apr 20, 2015 10:40:13am

Shit! That’s us! Just called my grandson and told him since he’s going to Winston Salem tonight and to let the other drivers know about this since it covers just about most of the territory they drive.

363 jaunte  Apr 20, 2015 10:40:18am

re: #360 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

“GOP: Not Rapists, But #1 With Rapists.”

364 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 20, 2015 10:41:58am

re: #363 jaunte

“GOP: Not Rapists, But #1 With Rapists.”

They see abortion as a bigger crime than rape and are totally down with forcing rape victims to carry their offspring to term.

365 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 10:42:05am

re: #362 Justanotherhuman

Shit! That’s us! Just called my grandson and told him since he’s going to Winston Salem tonight and to let the other drivers know about this since it covers just about most of the territory they drive.

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STAY SAFE!

366 #FergusonFireside  Apr 20, 2015 10:42:38am

re: #354 wrenchwench

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Wrenching.

367 Kragar  Apr 20, 2015 10:44:53am

re: #345 Lidane

368 Lord Of The Pies  Apr 20, 2015 10:45:19am

Ben “Fucking Tool” Shapiro’s dream just came true.

369 BeachDem  Apr 20, 2015 10:48:28am

re: #337 Justanotherhuman

The following is how reporters have described Schweizer’s work: “Incorrect,” “inaccurate,” “bogus,” “a fatal shortcoming in Journalism 101,” “the facts didn’t stand up,” “unfair and inaccurate,” “specious argument,” “there was nothing there,” “suspicious,” “the facts don’t fit,” facts “do not check out,” sources “do not exist or cannot be tracked down,” “confusion and contradiction,” “discrepancies,” “admitted a mistake,” “neither journalism nor history,” “a polemic so unchecked … that we can’t tell the fact from the fiction,” sources “have clearly used him,” and “tacitly conced[ed] he was wrong.”

After reading that Media Matters report, my question is how does that asswipe have any credibility at all? In any other line of work, if you were wrong, dishonest, full of shit that often, people would point at you in the street and laugh at you—not offer you writing jobs/publishing contracts.

Oh wait, it’s Harper Collins publishing his new book—I’m sure Uncle Rupert is thrilled.

370 blueraven  Apr 20, 2015 10:48:50am

re: #326 Lidane

Poor UpChuck. The NYT went with someone else instead:

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Not to be out done, Fox will air an “exclusive” special report about the book. Couldn’t find any info on the program via google but saw a promo earlier today on Fox news.

371 BeachDem  Apr 20, 2015 10:53:02am

re: #353 Targetpractice

Translation: “I have no legitimate reason to kill this bill, but I know plenty of weaselly excuses.”

Yeah, and I don’t trust someone who says “quite honestly” and “honestly” in the first two sentences of a bullshitty explanation for an inexplicable action.

372 Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2015 10:56:07am

re: #371 BeachDem

Yeah, and I don’t trust someone who says “quite honestly” and “honestly” in the first two sentences of a bullshitty explanation for an inexplicable action.

Falls in lines with politicians having “very serious” candidacies.
//

373 sagehen  Apr 20, 2015 10:56:53am

re: #343 Justanotherhuman

In today’s money, George Washington would be worth half a billion bucks.

Nobody says anything about that. In fact, GW and Thomas Jefferson were the richest presidents in US history in terms of today’s dollars.

That includes the value of the hundreds of people they each owned, right?

374 retired cynic  Apr 20, 2015 3:14:14pm

re: #217 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, yeah, it brings the topmost window of that applicatiom to the front, but “Application Windows” (F10) in Exposé would show all the windows from that application tiled on the screen, showing their titles when the cursor hovered on them.

Mine brings up all the windows of the selected app. ?? I never used Exposé.

375 Khal Wimpo  Apr 20, 2015 3:52:09pm

re: #243 Nyet

This:
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Video
Therefore your argument is invalid.

Won’t someone please pet those baby otters and give them a bottle? Jeez. Help the little fellas, already!

Monsters.


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“There Is a Shriveled Emptiness Where Trump’s Soul Once Resided” When you start losing the GOP loyalists like Michael Gerson, who worked in the Bush White House, and who is NOBODY's idea of an alt-left agitator, things are getting ugly for Trump. But when Gerson goes to the Washington ...
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Another Democrat Starting Trump Impeachment Process Come on guys, get behind the bill. All of us. we should get behind this bill as it emerges as fast as we attacked the BCA. Following Donald Trump’s equivocating of white supremacists and those who oppose them in ...
Unshaken Defiance
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How Militias Became the Private Police for White Supremacists Magazine Guns to a protest? Clubs? We can not tolerate anti American militias. The bloody weekend in Charlottesville that began with several hundred chanting white supremacists on a torch-lit march will long be remembered for the searing image of a ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it'll soon be "almost always". Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday. It will allow police dogs to ...
Birth Control Works
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At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics - the Atlantic Aside from preventing sepsis, it also reduced the risk of infections by both the major groups of bacteria: the Gram-positives, by 82 percent; and the Gram-negatives, which are harder to treat with antibiotics, by 75 percent. It even reduced ...
Birth Control Works
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The New War on Birth Control - Pacific Standard Although it wasn't clear at the time, the attack on Phillips marked the beginning of a new anti-contraception movement—conceived in the U.S., but unfolding in Africa, where women's frustrations with the dearth of safe, effective family planning options are ...
Birth Control Works
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M83 - Do It, Try It (David Wilson Video) M83 - Do It, Try It video by David Wilson. Following the video's premiere at Sundance Next Fest it is now available to watch online. The track is taken from M83's seventh studio album Junk, available to buy & ...
Thanos
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Marvel’s the Defenders It’s all coming together. Learn about The Defenders from the stars themselves: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally August 18, 2017, only on Netflix. Watch The Defenders on Netflix: netflix.com SUBSCRIBE: ...
Thanos
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AG Madigan Issues Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes “We took a comprehensive look at why sexual assault survivors rarely report their crimes to law enforcement, and it was clear that our criminal justice system can and must respond, investigate and better support survivors,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
Birth Control Works
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