Our Sarah Palin Poetry Slam of the Day

The Duggar debate needs to shift from solely the boy’s obvious wrongdoing
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Sarah Palin has posted another monumental wall of authentic wingnut gibberish at Facebook, and we like to turn these half-witted screeds into impressionistic free verse because it’s funny! Really, it is!

Imagine Sarah in a smoky club filled with bearded beatniks snapping their fingers instead of clapping, intoning these precious words in her halting, randomly emphasized cadence.

HEY LENA!
A Sarah Palin joint

HEY LENA

WHY NOT LAUGH OFF
EVERYONE’S SEXUAL “EXPERIMENTS”
AS YOU HAUGHTILY ENJOY
REWARDS FOR YOUR OWN PERVERSION?

YOU PEDOPHILE,
YOU

Radical liberals
in media who have
total control over public narratives
are disgusting hypocrites,
so says my daughter.

Go get ‘em, Bristol!
Read her post!

I’m glad
someone’s got the guts
to call out these perverts.

The intolerant left’s destructive personal intrusions
and narrow-mindedness
applied to their chosen targets
are bad enough,
but their double standards
are
beyond the pale.

I’m not defending
the Duggar boy’s obvious wrongdoing

over a decade ago.

The main victim in any story like this
isn’t the perpetrator,
it’s the innocent ones
so harmfully affected.

I’m not an apologist for any sexual predator,
BUT
I’m sickened that the media gives
their chosen ones
a pass
for any behavior
as long as
they share
their leftwing politics.

Case in point,
they suggest
Lena Dunham’s
sexual assault on her sibling
is cute,

and she’s rewarded for it
with fame and fortune.

Meanwhile,
they crucify another,
along with an entire family.

The Duggar debate
needs to shift
from solely the boy’s obvious wrongdoing

when he was 14 years old

to now include:

The media’s hell-bent mission
to go after
the entire Duggar family
for one member’s wrongdoing,

while giving a total pass
to perverted actions
of someone like Lena Dunham

or any other leftwinger celeb
caught doing awful things.

Such obvious double standards
applied to equally relevant stories
underestimate the wisdom
of the public,
discredit the press,
and spit on the graves
of every American
who fought and died
for the press’s freedom.

And,
for what it’s worth,
“Welcome to my world;
believe me
what doesn’t kill you
makes you stronger!”

[wild finger snapping applause]

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470 comments
1 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 6:29:22pm
I’m glad someone’s got the guts to call out these perverts.

She must be talking about the Duggars.
/

2 bratwurst  Jun 4, 2015 6:29:49pm

If Dunham’s misdeeds hadn’t been even further in the past and Josh Duggar hadn’t himself enjoyed fame & fortune, she STILL wouldn’t have anything close to a point here.

3 Shiplord Kirel  Jun 4, 2015 6:32:48pm

Once again, thank the deities, random forces, or human actors of your choice that:
A. John McCain lost
B. He is alive and well to this day.

4 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 4, 2015 6:34:26pm

Jazz hands!

Jazz hands!

Thundering beat of bongos!!!

Joints are passed.

5 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 6:35:04pm

Remember when Dunham built a career out of demonizing innocent people as child molesters and went around telling everyone how morally superior her family was because they were “Good Christians”?

6 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:35:04pm

She really shows again that she was probably the worst choice ever made for VP by a major party in US history. She insists on trying to MBF this but it shows again why despite the fact that she tries to claim she’s “independent” that she’s a pathetic hack. For fuck sake Sarah, what would you say if these were your daughters and you know damn well that you would be on the attack if the Duggars were staunch liberals.

7 EmmaAnne  Jun 4, 2015 6:36:05pm

re: #2 bratwurst

If Dunham’s misdeeds hadn’t been even further in the past and Josh Duggar hadn’t himself enjoyed fame & fortune, she STILL wouldn’t have anything close to a point here.

And it completely ignores the fact that most people are more horrified by the parents who did nothing to protect their daughters than they are by the 14 year old who clearly needed a serious intervention.

8 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 6:36:20pm
9 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:36:30pm

re: #5 Kragar

Remember when Dunham built a career out of demonizing innocent people as child molesters and went around telling everyone how morally superior her family was because they were “Good Christians”?

Ha and remember when Lena Dunham belonged to a branch of Christianity that makes women subservient to men. Sarah can play this pathetic game all she wants but all it is showing me is that she actually looks worse than Mike Huckabee in this conversation at this time.

10 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 6:36:39pm

I figure we need a track.

11 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 6:36:44pm

Time to toss some more word salad, Sarah Palin?

12 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:37:49pm

What are her fans responding to her? I am not going to dignify her FB page with a click because she doesnt’ deserve that.

13 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 6:38:15pm

I would like to thank Palin for her one real accomplishment, and that would be giving a career boost to the pornstar Lisa Ann.

14 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:38:49pm

re: #13 Kragar

I would like to thank Palin for her one real accomplishment, and that would be giving a career boost to the pornstar Lisa Ann.

Job creator./// Match set libtards.

15 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 6:39:00pm

re: #13 Kragar

I would like to thank Palin for her one real accomplishment, and that would be giving a career boost to the pornstar Lisa Ann.

I think Tina Fey also benefitted. Maybe SNL.

16 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 6:39:51pm

re: #15 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I think Tina Fey also benefitted. Maybe SNL.

I go with what I know.

17 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:40:52pm

re: #15 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I think Tina Fey also benefitted. Maybe SNL.

30 Rock’s ratings do appear to have risen in 2008-09 and yeah before her Palin impression I only really knew Tina from Weekend Update. I think she mostly was a writer at that time.

18 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 6:41:13pm

In the interest of accuracy, the second to last paragraph of the word salad is a duplicate.

19 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 6:41:42pm

re: #18 EPR-radar

In the interest of accuracy, the second to last paragraph of the word salad is a duplicate.

Let’s call it a “chorus”.

20 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 6:41:52pm

re: #16 Kragar

I go with what I know.

Fair enough.

I don’t think I need to know more though. ;)

21 Aunty Entity Dragon  Jun 4, 2015 6:41:52pm

Jack Kerouac is smiling.

The Town of Real Americans and the Liberal City, On the Road with Sarah, The Campaign Bums, Anchorage Blues, Desolation Grifters, Visions of Trig, Track and Trip, The Sea Is My Backyard and Putin is in It, and Big Media Hates Me.

22 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 6:43:30pm

re: #18 EPR-radar

In the interest of accuracy, the second to last paragraph of the word salad is a duplicate.

It’s one of the hazards of gibberish-wrangling.

23 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 6:44:02pm

re: #19 freetoken

Let’s call it a “chorus”.

But that denies us this wisdom for the ages:

I hate for anyone to go through this game liberals are allowed to play, relentlessly attacking on an uneven playing field until a conservative’s career, relationships, and reputation are destroyed. To the media’s targets I encourage, “Rise above by never claiming ‘victim’, tell the truth, and keep the faith!”

Edited to add: It appears that Palin is recommending that conservatives not claim to be ‘victims’. The mind boggles.

24 Aunty Entity Dragon  Jun 4, 2015 6:44:31pm

re: #13 Kragar

I would like to thank Palin for her one real accomplishment, and that would be giving a career boost to the pornstar Lisa Ann.

You forgot the Walter Cronkite Award to Katie Couric and the Emmy for Tina Fey

25 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:45:58pm

She really truly honestly is one of the worst people I’ve ever seen in politics. When I saw her tweet earlier, at that time I was reading a NPR story about Joe Biden’s speech at Yale for its commencement and in that speech Biden even managed to humanize Jesse Helms. I can’t imagine Sarah Palin giving a speech anywhere saying a nice thing about a liberal let alone one that would have the notoriety in conservative circles that Helms does in liberal ones. He also had some nice things to say about George W. Bush too. I know many of you did not vote Obama the first time and I won’t begrudge you that but I am still proud of that vote. I am proud that I early saw through this woman for the mean spirited person she is.

26 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 4, 2015 6:46:45pm

SADS :(

27 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:47:46pm

re: #23 EPR-radar

But that denies us this wisdom for the ages:

Edited to add: It appears that Palin is recommending that conservatives not claim to be ‘victims’. The mind boggles.

These are the words of someone who truly does feel the need to make everything a partisan battle. When I first heard about the Duggar story, my response was as an uncle not a liberal. Seems to me that Palin and many conservatives are responding to this story as conservative Christians first and not parents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, or whatever.

28 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 6:48:40pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

She really truly honestly is one of the worst people I’ve ever seen in politics. When I saw her tweet earlier, at that time I was reading a NPR story about Joe Biden’s speech at Yale for its commencement and in that speech Biden even managed to humanize Jesse Helms. I can’t imagine Sarah Palin giving a speech anywhere saying a nice thing about a liberal let alone one that would have the notoriety in conservative circles that Helms does in liberal ones. He also had some nice things to say about George W. Bush too. I know many of you did not vote Obama the first time and I won’t begrudge you that but I am still proud of that vote. I am proud that I early saw through this woman for the mean spirited person she is.

Mocking Sarah Palin for the word salad is just light entertainment. My main beef with her is that ‘real America’ bullshit she was using as red meat in the 2008 election. Divisive un-American crap.

29 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:49:04pm

Does it bother me as a liberal that Josh was a hypocritical dirtbag? Hell yeah it does but my first thoughts hearing the story were about how anyone could do this anyone let alone their own sisters. I’ve never had a sister. I do have a one year old niece and three sisters in law.

30 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:51:00pm

re: #28 EPR-radar

Mocking Sarah Palin for the word salad is just light entertainment. My main beef with her is that ‘real America’ bullshit she was using as red meat in the 2008 election. Divisive un-American crap.

I’ve never forgiven her for that. She had probably never been to my state in her whole life and she had the nerve to talk about how glad she was to be in “real Virginia” when in a bright red Republican part of the state. Biden not long after pretty much called her out on it. Really never has there been such a stark difference in humanity when we saw between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. It’s something to think about next time you see someone in politics who has been there a long time derided as a “career politician.”

31 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 6:53:25pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

To be a bit more clear, the paragraph I quoted in #23 is the real second to last paragraph of Palin’s wall of text on Facebook.

32 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 6:54:55pm

I actually do wish she would run for president some day for a simple reason. So she could actually be held accountable for the nasty bullshit she’s done since McCain picked her for VP. The lies about how liberals hate her because she didn’t abort her son with Downs. The lies about the death panels. The pathetic claims that criticizing her is a blood libel after a Congresswoman was shot in a district that she had used violent rhetoric in. The using divisive rhetoric time and time again. So please do run for president some day Sarah and you’ll find out why you’ll never be admired like President Obama or Vice President Biden.

33 lockjawcanbefun  Jun 4, 2015 6:58:22pm

Does anyone have a Gibberish-To-English dictionary so I can at least make heads, if not also tails of that?

34 LastYearsMan  Jun 4, 2015 6:58:45pm

I think I found Palin’s signature song:
Video

35 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 6:58:54pm

re: #33 lockjawcanbefun

Does anyone have a Gibberish-To-English dictionary so I can at least make heads, if not also tails of that?

It really is more comprehensible in poetry form.

36 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 4, 2015 7:02:11pm

New York Times WTF

37 Bubblehead II  Jun 4, 2015 7:04:06pm
38 jaunte  Jun 4, 2015 7:05:09pm

I don’t understand the RW obsession with Lena Dunham. Is she the only (miles away) comparison they can find with Josh Duggar?

39 thecommodore  Jun 4, 2015 7:05:33pm

AND IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR WHAT ABOUT BILL CLINTON????

40 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 7:08:58pm

re: #32 HappyWarrior

I actually do wish she would run for president some day for a simple reason. So she could actually be held accountable for the nasty bullshit she’s done since McCain picked her for VP. The lies about how liberals hate her because she didn’t abort her son with Downs. The lies about the death panels. The pathetic claims that criticizing her is a blood libel after a Congresswoman was shot in a district that she had used violent rhetoric in. The using divisive rhetoric time and time again. So please do run for president some day Sarah and you’ll find out why you’ll never be admired like President Obama or Vice President Biden.

No, I don’t want to see Sarah Palin run for President. She would end up doing a bit worse than Romney in the electoral college (NC would likely go (D), and perhaps also GA, AZ and MO going by 2012 margins).

I don’t think such an election would serve to expose her viciousness to many people that weren’t already aware of it.

41 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:09:55pm

re: #36 Lord Of The Pies

New York Times WTF

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I guess he’s never been to his friend Glenn’s adopted country ever.

42 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 7:09:59pm

HEY SARAH

You’re an inconsquintial twit

No one is paying attention to you

You have no voice.

43 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 4, 2015 7:11:36pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

I guess he’s never been to his friend Glenn’s adopted country ever.

He can’t get out of Russia.
He has no access to Teh Internets.

So the New York Times had to send their Moscow correspondent to collect his little screed?

I thought he was Glenn’s property.

44 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:12:17pm

re: #38 jaunte

I don’t understand the RW obsession with Lena Dunham. Is she the only (miles away) comparison they can find with Josh Duggar?

Lena is female, is successful, is a liberal, has portrayed an unmarried female character having sex on the TV, written a book, made money, and in that book admitted to touching her little sister in her private areas once or twice.

It’s hard to judge which of those accomplishments bothers the Right most.

45 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 7:12:23pm

re: #38 jaunte

I don’t understand the RW obsession with Lena Dunham. Is she the only (miles away) comparison they can find with Josh Duggar?

Perhaps some of the desperation comes from the realization that patriarchal cults like the Duggars provide both ideological cover and ease of access for abusers. Anyone that goes looking for other such cases in these cults is likely to find abuse entirely too often.

46 jaunte  Jun 4, 2015 7:12:38pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Does it bother me as a liberal that Josh was a hypocritical dirtbag? Hell yeah it does but my first thoughts hearing the story were about how anyone could do this anyone let alone their own sisters.

This kind of abusive activity didn’t just come to Josh Duggar out of nowhere. There was very likely someone who did something to him along the line.

47 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 7:13:09pm

re: #44 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Lena is female, is successful, is a liberal, has portrayed an unmarried female character having sex on the TV, written a book, made money, and in that book admitted to touching her little sister in her private areas once or twice.

It’s hard to judge which of those accomplishments bothers the Right most.

I do know which one should bother humans.

/sigh

48 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:13:33pm

re: #44 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Lena is female, is successful, is a liberal, has portrayed an unmarried female character having sex on the TV, written a book, made money, and in that book admitted to touching her little sister in her private areas once or twice.

It’s hard to judge which of those accomplishments bothers the Right most.

She’s Jewish too. You can’t forget the crypto-anti semitism that exists in much of the right’s hostility to the entertainment industry.

49 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:14:16pm

re: #46 jaunte

This kind of abusive activity didn’t just come to Josh Duggar out of nowhere. There was very likely someone who did something to him along the line.

Absolutely there is that too which is why it’s absolutely fair play to talk about Josh’s parents especially Jim Bob.

50 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 7:14:17pm
51 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 7:14:56pm

re: #38 jaunte

Yep, a 7 year old girl to a pube sprouting older boy. Oh, older “brother”, bow down, bitches.

52 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 4, 2015 7:15:11pm

re: #44 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Lena is female, is successful, is a liberal, has portrayed an unmarried female character having sex on the TV, written a book, made money, and in that book admitted to touching her little sister in her private areas once or twice.

It’s hard to judge which of those accomplishments bothers the Right most.

Lena was 7 years old, Josh was 15.

53 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:16:13pm

re: #52 Lord Of The Pies

Lena was 7 years old, Josh was 15.

That to me is the biggest difference about the whole thing. What she did to her sister was wrong no doubt about it but it’s a different situation.

54 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:16:21pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

She’s Jewish too. You can’t forget the crypto-anti semitism that exists in much of the right’s hostility to the entertainment industry.

Oh, yeah. The Juice run Hollywood, the Mainstream Media and the banking industry — same old same old anti-Semitic tripe.

55 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:16:51pm

re: #54 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Oh, yeah. The Juice run Hollywood, the Mainstream Media and the banking industry — same old same old anti-Semitic tripe.

Yep.

56 EPR-radar  Jun 4, 2015 7:17:37pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

She’s Jewish too. You can’t forget the crypto-anti semitism that exists in much of the right’s hostility to the entertainment industry.

That’s one of the big reasons I’d like to see some useful economic populism from the Democrats. If it is left to the GOP base to agitate against the financial sector, they’ll just wallow in anti-Semitism.

57 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:18:21pm

re: #56 EPR-radar

That’s one of the big reasons I’d like to see some useful economic populism from the Democrats. If it is left to the GOP base to agitate against the financial sector, they’ll just wallow in anti-Semitism.

Yes definitely.

58 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:18:25pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

That to me is the biggest difference about the whole thing. What she did to her sister was wrong no doubt about it but it’s a different situation.

Also, Dunham wrote about it IN. A. BOOK. voluntarily, under no coercion. Duggar kept his roaming hands a secret until Oprah and the media found the skeletons in his closet.

59 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:19:54pm

re: #58 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Also, Dunham wrote about it IN. A. BOOK. voluntarily, under no coercion. Duggar kept his roaming hands a secret until Oprah and the media found the skeletons in his closet.

Right, there is that too. They wouldn’t care two shits about Lena Dunham if Lena Dunham hadn’t attacked their precious conservatism.

60 A Cranky One  Jun 4, 2015 7:20:25pm

So the “Mama Grizzly” is more upset about a “double standard” than the victims of Josh Duggar’s actions. Gee, I thought mama grizzlies were very protective of the young.

Yet another thing she fails at.

61 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:20:57pm

To put the ages in to grade perspective. Lena was second grade age and Josh was second year of high school age. Yeah there’s a big diff tehre.

62 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 7:21:03pm
63 jaunte  Jun 4, 2015 7:22:09pm

re: #60 A Cranky One

“Get over it, girls.”
“Look, they’ve gotten over it, why can’t you stop asking them about it.”

64 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 7:22:27pm

As far as I am concerned, the response to Lena is separate from the response to Josh.

There is a tendency on both sides to circle the wagons when the other side attacks. That is something we should all be aware of and set aside as necessary to deal with the actual facts. And the actual facts are that while it may not necessarily have fallen under the umbrella of clear abuse, what Lena described in her book is sufficient to make many people, myself included, uncomfortable.

NONE OF THIS excuses what Josh did or what his parents did, and for someone to hold it up means that playing political games is much more important to them than protecting children. Full stop. That is not what should be. I don’t give a flying fuck what the political orientation of the abuser is, if someone is doing things to a child that they know, even somewhat, are wrong, I don’t want to support that. Period.

65 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:22:30pm

re: #60 A Cranky One

So the “Mama Grizzly” is more upset about a “double standard” than the victims of Josh Duggar’s actions. Gee, I thought mama grizzlies were very protective of the young.

Yet another thing she fails at.

She’s always been a hypocrite as a mother. She complains about Rahm Emanuel saying “retard” in private conversation but defended Limbaugh when he said it on the airwaves. I certainly don’t condone Rahm’s use of it but Sarah’s response to Rahm using it off camera versus Limbaugh saying it on illustrates that she’s always been a double standarded hack.

66 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:25:35pm

LOL! Get a load of Chuck’s new photo to accompany his whinging articles:

The previous one was by an unknown (to me anyway) artist. I found it on pages written in Arabic and French about Morocco and Algeria. I wonder if he got a takedown notice from someone.

Artist unknown
67 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 7:26:11pm

As a liberal momma, I would have told Lena to keep her hands to herself. There was not a loud defense of Lena. Fictitious consertavive memory.

68 calochortus  Jun 4, 2015 7:26:46pm

re: #46 jaunte

This kind of abusive activity didn’t just come to Josh Duggar out of nowhere. There was very likely someone who did something to him along the line.

If I recall correctly, didn’t Jim Bob say that when he discussed this with other church members they told him it was pretty common? I suspect they lack experience of life outside their bubble, so no one realizes that no, it’s not that common-and oh yeah, it’s a crime.

69 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 4, 2015 7:27:27pm

re: #54 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Oh, yeah. The Juice run Hollywood, the Mainstream Media and the banking industry — same old same old anti-Semitic tripe.

I posted this in a dead thread the other day, but it fits here:

Semi-Nazi pickup artists blame Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover on “ruthless agents of Zion”.

70 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:28:41pm

re: #69 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I posted this in a dead thread the other day, but it fits here:

Semi-Nazi pickup artists blame Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover on “ruthless agents of Zion”.

Yeah I was talking about that the other day. Neo-Nazi types love to blame social liberal trends on Jews.

71 A Cranky One  Jun 4, 2015 7:29:23pm
Made me think of CL
72 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 7:29:49pm

re: #68 calochortus

If I recall correctly, didn’t Jim Bob say that when he discussed this with other church members they told him it was pretty common? I suspect they lack experience of life outside their bubble, so no one realizes that no, it’s not that common-and oh yeah, it’s a crime.

That is one of the worst aspects of this situation. The banality of evil.

73 Maddies Mom  Jun 4, 2015 7:29:59pm

re: #60 A Cranky One

So the “Mama Grizzly” is more upset about a “double standard” than the victims of Josh Duggar’s actions. Gee, I thought mama grizzlies were very protective of the young.

Yet another thing she fails at.

Hell, she pimped her oldest daughter out to that MOH dude. And bought the ring!!!!!!!

74 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:31:19pm

In other China news, salvage crews have pulled that sunken cruise ship upright, and S&R teams will now inspect the cabins for remains.
bbc.com

75 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:34:28pm

re: #74 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

In other China news, salvage crews have pulled that sunken cruise ship upright, and S&R teams will now inspect the cabins for remains.
bbc.com

Damn. I was really hopeful a happy ending could happen there.

76 calochortus  Jun 4, 2015 7:35:17pm

re: #72 prairiefire

That is one of the worst aspects of this situation. The banality of evil.

I’ve been thinking about the statement that Michelle made in that interview, that their first thought was they had failed as parents.

I think they did fail as parents, but they don’t quite understand the timing of their failure. They failed as parents after Josh told them what he’d done, not beforehand. They are failing to this day.

77 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 7:36:38pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

78 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 7:37:22pm

re: #76 calochortus

Yes, and they are accommodating their inadequices.

79 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:37:25pm

re: #75 HappyWarrior

Damn. I was really hopeful a happy ending could happen there.

They were able to pull some people out by cutting holes in the hull, but there have been only 18 survivors, out of more than 450 on board. It’s just horrible.

80 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:38:28pm

re: #79 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

They were able to pull some people out by cutting holes in the hull, but there have been only 18 survivors, out of more than 450 on board. It’s just horrible.

Well some survivors is better than none but still of course a heartbreaking story all around.

81 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:38:52pm

re: #77 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Can you imagine?

82 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:39:57pm

In happier news from Asia, Miss Universe Japan is the first biracial Japanese woman to win the title. Her father was from Arkansas, mom from Japan.
bbc.com

83 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:41:06pm

re: #82 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

In happier news from Asia, Miss Universe Japan is the first biracial Japanese woman to win the title. Her father was from Arkansas, mom from Japan.
bbc.com

She’s beautiful. I think I read about her before since she has encountered some hate in Japan due to being biracial.

84 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 7:41:45pm

re: #66 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

LOL! Get a load of Chuck’s new photo to accompany his whinging articles:

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The previous one was by an unknown (to me anyway) artist. I found it on pages written in Arabic and French about Morocco and Algeria. I wonder if he got a takedown notice from someone.

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And the name of the file: Silent-Charles. jpg

He’s been driven into silence.

Oh wait, no he hasn’t. He has a website where he can publish anything he wants. He’s just been deprived of the ability to spread his disgusting nonsense on Twitter.

Chuck REALLY needed Twitter.

85 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 7:42:18pm

Yes, I’m feeling a little salty tonight.

86 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:42:35pm

re: #84 Charles Johnson

And the name of the file: Silent-Charles. jpg

He’s been driven into silence.

Oh wait, no he hasn’t. He has a website where he can publish anything he wants. He’s just been deprived of the ability to spread his disgusting nonsense on Twitter.

Chuck REALLY needed Twitter.

So much for his free speech being violated. He’s just pissy because he can’t shit all over the internet via Twitter.

87 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:45:59pm

re: #84 Charles Johnson

And the name of the file: Silent-Charles. jpg

He’s been driven into silence.

Oh wait, no he hasn’t. He has a website where he can publish anything he wants. He’s just been deprived of the ability to spread his disgusting nonsense on Twitter.

Chuck REALLY needed Twitter.

He’s like a robot that’s developed a programming glitch. The program says

Write a blog.
Tweet the blog.
Retweet the blog using your other account.
Tweet a lot of other shit to attract attention.
Wait for clicks.

Now he’s lost the Twitter connection, and the program has crashed.

88 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 7:47:27pm

re: #36 Lord Of The Pies

It has been said of the “Jesus” of the NT that he is whatever someone needs him to be. I.e., that the need exists and thus something is invented to fill that need.

I feel likewise about Snowden now. Snowden is whatever someone needs him to be. So much is being projected upon him that simply can’t fit the real reasons why any one person does what he does.

In this case the NYT needs to run an editorial about surveillance in modern society, so they found someone to write it whose name can be recognized by a wider audience. Any legal scholar in some dusty university could write an editorial on the subject, as well as any intelligence specialists, but those authors would be obscure and not result in web hits.

89 Irving  Jun 4, 2015 7:48:44pm

Just because Sarah Palin makes me think of it: I almost - almost - think that Megyn Kelly did the correct thing in the Duggar interview by tossing up softballs. Because just like Sarah Palin, they would have cut and run if you pushed them, but if you let them keep talking and being themselves you get to see who they really are. If the Duggars though for a second that they’d face hostile questioning they never would have agreed to an interview at all, but just seeing them be them has told us all more than enough.

I know. Optimistic of me. I can’t credit Megyn Kelly with being that shrewd. And yet, somehow, it’s true.

90 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 7:49:55pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

She’s beautiful. I think I read about her before since she has encountered some hate in Japan due to being biracial.

Japan’s society is still quite rigid. My amer-Asian girl is a beauty. Nature loves to mix up the genetics.

91 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 7:50:23pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

She’s beautiful. I think I read about her before since she has encountered some hate in Japan due to being biracial.

Yeah, she says in the BBC article that Japanese are relatively cool toward her winning the title, while foreigners gush over it.

Even if she doesn’t get the world title, I predict she’s going to get tons of offers for modeling and product endorsement gigs. She’s not only beautiful, but from a marketing standpoint, her features can appeal to people all over the world.

92 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:51:08pm

re: #90 prairiefire

Japan’s society is still quite rigid. My amer-Asian girl is a beauty. Nature loves to mix up the genetics.

Yeah I wasn’t surprised to hear she’s encountered discrimination. Japan doesn’t get a ton of immigrants because it’s as you said fairly rigid.

93 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:52:53pm

re: #91 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Yeah, she says in the BBC article that Japanese are relatively cool toward her winning the title, while foreigners gush over it.

Even if she doesn’t get the world title, I predict she’s going to get tons of offers for modeling and product endorsement gigs. She’s not only beautiful, but from a marketing standpoint, her features can appeal to people all over the world.

She’s going to do well for herself I’m sure. It’s of course not just Japan that acts this way. I still remember people flipping out hre over Miss America being Indian-American and I am sure African-American beauty queens too have encountered that.

94 TedStriker  Jun 4, 2015 7:52:58pm

re: #84 Charles Johnson

And the name of the file: Silent-Charles. jpg

He’s been driven into silence.

Oh wait, no he hasn’t. He has a website where he can publish anything he wants. He’s just been deprived of the ability to spread his disgusting nonsense on Twitter.

Chuck REALLY needed Twitter.

Because he could act like an utter asshole with Twitter’s resources.

95 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 7:55:33pm

re: #89 Irving

Just because Sarah Palin makes me think of it: I almost - almost - think that Megyn Kelly did the correct thing in the Duggar interview by tossing up softballs. Because just like Sarah Palin, they would have cut and run if you pushed them, but if you let them keep talking and being themselves you get to see who they really are. If the Duggars though for a second that they’d face hostile questioning they never would have agreed to an interview at all, but just seeing them be them has told us all more than enough.

I know. Optimistic of me. I can’t credit Megyn Kelly with being that shrewd. And yet, somehow, it’s true.

In a perfect world where people were rational, that might work. But in the current political climate, it’s exactly the opposite. There are a whole lot of right wingers today who are more devoted to the Duggars than ever — they saw this interview VERY differently from you and I. To these people, it confirmed that Christians are under attack, and the Duggars are blameless, godly people who are being wrongly smeared by the liberal media.

I just can’t believe in the absolute free speech model any more, after years of dealing with what it means in the real world.

96 A Cranky One  Jun 4, 2015 7:55:38pm

My ex was the oldest of six kids; her mom also had 7 miscarriages. In that environment, the oldest kids raised the youngest, because her mom was often in poor health and unable to properly care for the young ones.

You know that the same thing is true of the Duggars. This means that in addition to being a sibling, Josh was in many respects acting as a parent to the younger kids. To me, that makes his betrayal and abuse even worse, since he was taking advantage of a position of power and trust to abuse his sisters.

And this is what I view as one of the biggest failures of the Duggars. There is no way they are giving each child appropriate attention and guidance and love. Instead, much of the parenting is being done by other kids who may feel resentment at being given that role and certainly don’t have the maturity or experience to be proper parents. As evidenced by Josh’s behavior.

I made a point of supporting my kids in every way possible, attending every band concert, every choir concert, every ball game, etc. And with only 3 kids it was often a challenge when also dealing with work and home responsibilities. Of course, the Duggars home school, so the kids can’t take advantage of such resources such as band, sports teams, etc. and if they do, you know the parents just physically can’t show real support by attending all the events.

I think the family is all about Jim Bob’s ego and selfish desires and the rest of the family suffers because of it. Pity they’ve never known anything else and so don’t know how they are being hurt and neglected.

It’s such a terrible shame.

97 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:57:06pm

re: #96 A Cranky One

My ex was the oldest of six kids; her mom also had 7 miscarriages. In that environment, the oldest kids raised the youngest, because her mom was often in poor health and unable to properly care for the young ones.

You know that the same thing is true of the Duggars. This means that in addition to being a sibling, Josh was in many respects acting as a parent to the younger kids. To me, that makes his betrayal and abuse even worse, since he was taking advantage of a position of power and trust to abuse his sisters.

And this is what I view as one of the biggest failures of the Duggars. There is no way they are giving each child appropriate attention and guidance and love. Instead, much of the parenting is being done by other kids who may feel resentment at being given that role and certainly don’t have the maturity or experience to be proper parents. As evidenced by Josh’s behavior.

I made a point of supporting my kids in every way possible, attending every band concert, every choir concert, every ball game, etc. And with only 3 kids it was often a challenge when also dealing with work and home responsibilities. Of course, the Duggars home school, so the kids can’t take advantage of such resources such as band, sports teams, etc. and if they do, you know the parents just physically can’t show real support by attending all the events.

I think the family is all about Jim Bob’s ego and selfish desires and the rest of the family suffers because of it. Pity they’ve never known anything else and so don’t know how they are being hurt and neglected.

It’s such a terrible shame.

Great post and I agree with you that a lot of this comes down to Jim Bob’s ego and desires.

98 Lidane  Jun 4, 2015 7:57:06pm

Sarah Palin needs to stop posting on Facebook when she’s drunk.

And John McCain needs to go fuck himself for ever foisting this dimwit on the rest of us.

99 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 7:58:06pm

re: #98 Lidane

Sarah Palin needs to stop posting on Facebook when she’s drunk.

And John McCain needs to go fuck himself for ever foisting this dimwit on the rest of us.

But but James Dobson was going to say mean things about him.//

100 Drive By Commenter  Jun 4, 2015 8:01:33pm

I guess since not one GOP Clown In Waiting For A Chance To Drive The Nation Off A Cliff wanted her anywhere near them, the only grift available was to get firmly behind the poor, misunderstood Duggars. To show the rubes and suckers that she cares. She does. About her ass. She’s scared skinny her grift is all washed out. Faded. Bleached. Then what? Throw parties with cover charges? Grab a tour bus and travel the Carney Circuit? Maybe reality TV…..Uh…. Ah. Commercials. For laxatives. Toe nail fungus. Halitosis. The heartache of dandruff. The leaky bladder low profile mop-it-all-up dainty diaper. Frost proof for them there Alaskan winters…..Oh to grift on and on…

101 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 8:03:15pm

re: #100 Drive By Commenter

Wearing her stripper shoes (no offense to strippers).

102 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 8:03:49pm

In Touch Magazine, the outlet that broke the story about Josh Duggar’s prior molestation charges, released an extensive report today rebutting many of the claims his parents made during their poorly-received interview with Megyn Kelly.

All told, In Touch found seven contradictions made by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, ranging from lies by omission to misleading statements to flat-out lies.

For instance, Jim Bob said that the police officer who took Josh’s case — Jim Hutchens, later convicted on child pornography charges — had been randomly assigned. “We didn’t know anything about this guy except he was an officer there for the headquarters,” he told Kelly.

Hutchens, now serving a 56-year prison sentence, told In Touch otherwise:

He said he knew Jim Bob well from his job and had even taught a couple of classes to car dealerships with him. In addition, Hutchens — who was not promised anything in return for his interview and told only that it was part of an investigation — said that Jim Bob specifically sought him out to talk to Josh.

Asked who initially contacted him for the meeting, Hutchens said: “Jim Bob did.” He then explained: “He called me by phone - he just said he needed to talk with me about a matter, he didn’t explain what he got there.” That interview was conducted before Jim Bob’s comments were aired.

103 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 8:04:13pm

I watched this one touch down live on the Internets, but my photo wasn’t nearly as good. >.>

104 Drive By Commenter  Jun 4, 2015 8:04:24pm

re: #101 prairiefire

Wearing her stripper shoes (no offense to strippers).

Dancing For Dollars. Grand Opening at Dollar General.

105 TedStriker  Jun 4, 2015 8:05:58pm

re: #96 A Cranky One

My ex was the oldest of six kids; her mom also had 7 miscarriages. In that environment, the oldest kids raised the youngest, because her mom was often in poor health and unable to properly care for the young ones.

You know that the same thing is true of the Duggars. This means that in addition to being a sibling, Josh was in many respects acting as a parent to the younger kids. To me, that makes his betrayal and abuse even worse, since he was taking advantage of a position of power and trust to abuse his sisters.

And this is what I view as one of the biggest failures of the Duggars. There is no way they are giving each child appropriate attention and guidance and love. Instead, much of the parenting is being done by other kids who may feel resentment at being given that role and certainly don’t have the maturity or experience to be proper parents. As evidenced by Josh’s behavior.

I made a point of supporting my kids in every way possible, attending every band concert, every choir concert, every ball game, etc. And with only 3 kids it was often a challenge when also dealing with work and home responsibilities. Of course, the Duggars home school, so the kids can’t take advantage of such resources such as band, sports teams, etc. and if they do, you know the parents just physically can’t show real support by attending all the events.

I think the family is all about Jim Bob’s ego and selfish desires and the rest of the family suffers because of it. Pity they’ve never known anything else and so don’t know how they are being hurt and neglected.

It’s such a terrible shame.

But, but, he’s such a virile Christian manly-man…

/retches

106 A Cranky One  Jun 4, 2015 8:21:22pm

re: #84 Charles Johnson

And the name of the file: Silent-Charles. jpg

He’s been driven into silence.

Oh wait, no he hasn’t. He has a website where he can publish anything he wants. He’s just been deprived of the ability to spread his disgusting nonsense on Twitter.

Chuck REALLY needed Twitter.

107 Dark_Falcon  Jun 4, 2015 8:24:03pm

re: #89 Irving

Just because Sarah Palin makes me think of it: I almost - almost - think that Megyn Kelly did the correct thing in the Duggar interview by tossing up softballs. Because just like Sarah Palin, they would have cut and run if you pushed them, but if you let them keep talking and being themselves you get to see who they really are. If the Duggars though for a second that they’d face hostile questioning they never would have agreed to an interview at all, but just seeing them be them has told us all more than enough.

I know. Optimistic of me. I can’t credit Megyn Kelly with being that shrewd. And yet, somehow, it’s true.

but in an important way it isn’t true. What America really need to see was the Duggars running rather than hearing unpleasant truths.

Moreover, Megyn Kelly is a mother. If her own daughter was staying over at a friend’s house and was molested by the friend’s older brother, I somehow doubt she’d just let him apologize and leave it at that. but she just let the Jim Bob and Michelle run that shit past her.

108 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 8:25:42pm

re: #106 A Cranky One

re: #84 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, he’s been trying to make the rounds of RW radio to try and drum up support for his “free speech” meme. It’s not working.

109 Lidane  Jun 4, 2015 8:26:18pm

re: #102 Kragar

Related:

110 allegro  Jun 4, 2015 8:29:09pm

re: #107 Dark_Falcon

but in an important way it isn’t true. What America really need to see was the Duggars running rather than hearing unpleasant truths.

Moreover, Megyn Kelly is a mother. If her own daughter was staying over at a friend’s house and was molested by the friend’s older brother, I somehow doubt she’d just let him apologize and leave it at that. but she just let the Jim Bob and Michelle run that shit past her.

And apparently never asks why they and their daughters are speaking to her and not Josh. Where is he? Cowardly little fucker molests his littlest sister on his lap but the older ones who could potentially fight back in their sleep. Now he lets his parents and sisters cover for him when it all hits the fan.

This is the kind of dude who roofies women and rapes babies.

111 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 8:42:21pm

re: #110 allegro

An opinion voiced in the blogosphere today from other victims of abuse, perhaps they were just pretending to be asleep, frozen in fear. Waiting for it to be over.

112 Dark_Falcon  Jun 4, 2015 8:44:44pm

And while we’re going after Princess Dumbass of the North Woods, let’s not forget she links to a column by her eldest daughter, which contains even more DERP. But like Kelly, neither Palin addresses what they would do if they found their own child had been molested. It’s a rather glaring omission.

113 prairiefire  Jun 4, 2015 8:47:53pm

re: #112 Dark_Falcon

One hopes they will be paying enough attention to notice.

114 allegro  Jun 4, 2015 8:51:31pm

re: #111 prairiefire

One opinion floats in the blogosphere today from other victims of abuse, perhaps they were just pretending to be asleep, frozen in fear. Waiting for it to be over.

I have little doubt that this is the case. Not just because, duh, how does someone sleep thru that but also considering the violent environment they were raised in. See blanket training. Pain for making waves is all they’ve known and Josh was stand-in daddy to whom their obedience was demanded. That’s the view from their side.

From Josh’s side? He’s still young and not sure of his authority with the older girls so he waits until he thinks they’re unconscious. The 5 year he figures is too young to tell.

115 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 8:52:20pm

re: #109 Lidane

Related:

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Their fallback position is disintegrating with every passing hour. No telling what tomorrow is going to bring, but I think I’m safe in saying that we’ve not yet reached bottom.

116 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 8:54:08pm

“Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC.”

117 A Cranky One  Jun 4, 2015 8:56:18pm
Later lizards. Sweet scaly dreams.
118 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 8:56:53pm
119 Lidane  Jun 4, 2015 8:58:10pm

re: #115 Targetpractice

Their fallback position is disintegrating with every passing hour. No telling what tomorrow is going to bring, but I think I’m safe in saying that we’ve not yet reached bottom.

Someone mentioned to me today that all of the squealing from the Duggar freaks and their molester defenders about ZOMG ILLEGAL RECORDS RELEASE only makes sense if there was something else that got handed over to InTouch that hasn’t been mentioned yet. Maybe whatever it was ended up being fuzzy math in terms of FOIA legality, so InTouch has wisely kept it under wraps while they pursue whatever was in that extra bit through legitimate investigations.

I could see that being the case. I suspect this is only going to get worse for the Duggars before it gets better.

120 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 8:58:22pm

I made the mistake of reading some of the comments for the Mediaite story. The new fallback position is that, even if InTouch was totally within the bounds of the law, it published the identities of the victims. Except it didn’t, those portions of the reports are redacted. The only thing published was identifying characteristics. In fact, it’s the family who has offered up the identities of two of the victims just so they can parade them around as “victimized” by the press.

121 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 8:59:49pm

Hey, gamers, take a look at my 66 littlegreenfootballs.com

Is there a chance that wall and bullet holes came from a computer game? The wall looks CGI and not real.

122 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 9:01:30pm

re: #121 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Hey, gamers, take a look at my 66 littlegreenfootballs.com

Is there a chance that wall and bullet holes came from a computer game? The wall looks CGI and not real.

The wall looks real, but the “bullet holes” look absolutely fake.

123 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:02:18pm

re: #121 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

They look like clipart bullet holes. They look identical with a couple rotated.

124 Amory Blaine  Jun 4, 2015 9:02:29pm

Can you dig the word salad?

125 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:04:07pm
126 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 9:06:16pm

So Fallout 4 is on consoles, but XCOM 2 will be PC-only. Crap.

127 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:09:31pm

re: #126 Targetpractice

So Fallout 4 is on consoles, but XCOM 2 will be PC-only. Crap.

HUZZAH!

128 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 9:11:52pm

re: #127 Kragar

HUZZAH!

I’m not cheering quite yet. I’m still not entirely sold on XCOM 2. It’s kind of a dick move when the creators basically tell you “The sequel will act as if you totally fucked up in the first game.”

129 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:15:33pm
130 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:16:20pm

re: #128 Targetpractice

I’m not cheering quite yet. I’m still not entirely sold on XCOM 2. It’s kind of a dick move when the creators basically tell you “The sequel will act as if you totally fucked up in the first game.”

Its not like its the first time a game in a series said “Forget about what happened in the last one.”

131 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 9:18:17pm

re: #130 Kragar

Its not like its the first time a game in a series said “Forget about what happened in the last one.”

True, at least they didn’t go the route of the last guys, which was to set everything underwater, then declare “Oh yeah, all those upgrades you got in the first game? They don’t work underwater.”

132 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:19:38pm

re: #128 Targetpractice

I’m not cheering quite yet. I’m still not entirely sold on XCOM 2. It’s kind of a dick move when the creators basically tell you “The sequel will act as if you totally fucked up in the first game.”

Be honest, how many playthroughs turned out that way before a reload.

133 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 9:21:17pm

re: #132 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Be honest, how many playthroughs turned out that way before a reload.

On advice of my ego, I choose to invoke my Fifth Amendment rights.

/

134 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:21:52pm

re: #132 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Be honest, how many playthroughs turned out that way before a reload.

“Go left….”

reload

“Go right…”

reload

“toss a grenade to where I know the guy is now.”

GREAT SUCCESS!

135 Lidane  Jun 4, 2015 9:25:01pm

re: #134 Kragar

“Go left….”

reload

“Go right…”

reload

“toss a grenade to where I know the guy is now.”

GREAT SUCCESS!

136 Targetpractice  Jun 4, 2015 9:25:52pm

re: #134 Kragar

“Go left….”

reload

“Go right…”

reload

“toss a grenade to where I know the guy is now.”

GREAT SUCCESS!

“Alright, I’m gonna rush this Assault up and cap the fucker in the head…”

*BLAM!*

“…and now watch as the Muton I didn’t see til now one-shots him.”

reload

137 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 9:29:36pm

re: #122 Targetpractice

re: #123 Kragar

Thanks.

138 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:30:59pm

re: #137 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Thanks.

For what it is worth, looking at the original photo it feels like that is one he has used before for things.

139 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:32:59pm

re: #138 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For what it is worth, looking at the original photo it feels like that is one he has used before for things.

…and, in fact, the first result doing a google image search for Charles C. Johnson is him in front of the same wall. Different glasses though.

140 The Ghost of a Bikini Shank  Jun 4, 2015 9:33:05pm

re: #132 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Be honest, how many playthroughs turned out that way before a reload.

I just figured I was using XCOM’s super-secret time resetting device.

There also may be some time dilation involved. Because somehow I got through about forty hours of audio books while only slightly advancing through a couple of missions.

(Shh. I’m trying to be in denial…don’t tell me otherwise.)

141 ObserverArt  Jun 4, 2015 9:33:19pm

Hey all. Just got back in and saw this. Gives me a chance to post this Photoshop image again with sister Sarah’s new rhymes.

Yeah man!

142 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 9:33:55pm

re: #141 ObserverArt

Hey all. Just got back in and saw this. Gives me a chance to post this Photoshop image again with sister Sarah’s new rhymes.

Yeah man!

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Hahahha that’s great.

143 Kid A  Jun 4, 2015 9:35:05pm

A Sarah Palin haiku:

Fox gig has dried up,
HEY! Pass that bottle of Jack!
Word salad anyone?!

144 Joe Bacon  Jun 4, 2015 9:35:31pm

I’m really dreading tomorrow morning when I get the “OOPS” e-mail from OPM…

145 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:36:07pm

Because if you’re going to field a Traitor Legion, you might as well have a Daemon Prince on standby

146 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 9:37:48pm

re: #125 Kragar

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No kidding, this is the tool who decided to fearmongrel about Jade Helm. But yeah Hillary’s the one “bashing” Texas.

147 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 9:38:58pm

re: #141 ObserverArt

Hey all. Just got back in and saw this. Gives me a chance to post this Photoshop image again with sister Sarah’s new rhymes.

Yeah man!

Embedded Image

148 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 4, 2015 9:40:51pm

re: #118 Kragar

149 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 9:41:47pm
150 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 9:42:48pm

That’s better. I put the link to this post in my tweet in #147.

151 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 9:44:35pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

152 jaunte  Jun 4, 2015 9:45:53pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

Thursday night, June 4, 2015. Treacher still a moron.

153 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 9:46:01pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

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Pretty rich given that Sarah is part of the movement that advocated second amendment solutions over health care frigging reform but he sure showed you Charles, you clearly want Sarah murdered. Nah I’d prefer she actually show some decency and not be a hack. I must want her murdered!
Thanks Teleski, see that he was talking about Geller. This is still projection at the highest elvel given that Pam’s allies are the ones who are the fascist goon squade.

154 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:46:34pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

155 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 9:47:01pm

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Pretty rich given that Sarah is part of the movement that advocated second amendment solutions but he sure showed you Charles, you clearly want Sarah murdered. Nah I’d prefer she actually show some decency and not be a hack. I must want her murdered!

Jim Treachourous was talking about Pamela Geller.

156 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 9:47:38pm

re: #155 teleskiguy

Jim Treachourous was talking about Pamela Geller.

Ohhhhhh. Well I stand by what I said given then that Geller is the one who hands with violent European fascists.

157 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:48:16pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

I like how for him, there are no options between: shouting her message from the rooftops and she’s dead.

158 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 9:48:40pm

re: #157 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I like how for him, there are no options between: shouting her message from the rooftops and she’s dead.

Nuance is often lost on the right.

159 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:50:22pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Nuance is often lost on the right.

I’d say on humans in general, with a possible propensity towards that on the right.

But I wouldn’t pretend the left is immune.

160 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 9:50:56pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Nuance is often lost on the right.

WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

161 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 9:51:09pm

re: #103 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You can see the tornado as it becomes more columnar in this video:

162 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 9:51:22pm

re: #159 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’d say on humans in general, with a possible propensity towards that on the right.

But I wouldn’t pretend the left is immune.

Oh I know. Just seems to be a right wing thing to see things in absolute terms i.e. You have to tolerate what Geller wants or you want her dead.

163 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:52:11pm

re: #161 freetoken

My screengrabs from the chaser I was watching aren’t nearly as impressive, but I got to see it live.

164 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 9:53:07pm

re: #163 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This guy got close:

165 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:53:32pm

re: #161 freetoken

And actually, that was the main one, not the anticyclonic.

Main is hiding in the rain in the background, anticyclonic getting ready to drop.
Relatively shortly after dropping, kicking up dust.
166 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 9:54:24pm

So I saw Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe in the streets of Vail today. I was let down, probably the worst Karl D. show I’ve ever been to, and I love that guy, seen ‘em well over a dozen times. It wasn’t Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, it was a Run-DMC cover band tonight. Granted, it was a good Run-DMC cover band, but a Run-DMC cover band nonetheless. I went to see the Tiny Universe and I didn’t get the Tiny Universe. Such as life.

167 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 9:55:44pm

re: #164 freetoken

Someone apparently got themselves caught up a little bit in it, per some chaser chatter. I don’t know who yet though. No injuries, or very slight.

That storm was an absolute beauty.

168 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 10:01:03pm

My criticism of Jake Tapper really got the morons worked up.

169 HappyWarrior  Jun 4, 2015 10:02:03pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

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My criticism of Jake Tapper really got the morons worked up.

Yeah just a drawing pictures contest. Pay no attention to the fact she’s pally pal with Neo-Nazis and that she wants to deny Muslims the right to worship. Just a lady with a drawing contest.

170 Kragar  Jun 4, 2015 10:02:44pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

My criticism of Jake Tapper really got the morons worked up.

Someone is late for their beerhall putsch.

171 Charles Johnson  Jun 4, 2015 10:02:54pm

It’s telling that right wing ideologues feel like Jake Tapper is on their side. They’re right - he is.

172 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 10:06:41pm

On 5 June both Bobby Kennedy and Ronald Reagan died - one violently and one not - 34 years apart.

173 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 10:10:02pm

re: #165 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It was a productive storm, as far as tornadoes.

You can see here Eric Treece filming one of them; then as it pulls up (and gets too close) he hightails it out of there (and you can skip to 13:10 mark) where he catches another one, then an update on it and then finally a vortex that didn’t quite make it:

174 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 10:16:56pm

Really impressive view of the whole bottom of the storm showing the shelf cloud and the bell shape of the lower storm and the placement of the biggest of the tornadoes from that storm:

175 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 10:17:04pm

For klys and her beautiful but maddening stitching project.

176 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 4, 2015 10:19:31pm

I didn’t know a green flash was possible with the moon, but here’s a picture of it:

177 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 10:36:10pm

Finally found a chase video that was taken from the same angle as the fabulous still image. After viewing a couple of tornadoes from an earlier stage, they finally move into position for the photogenic angle (side lighting):

178 BeachDem  Jun 4, 2015 10:37:15pm

re: #120 Targetpractice

I made the mistake of reading some of the comments for the Mediaite story. The new fallback position is that, even if InTouch was totally within the bounds of the law, it published the identities of the victims. Except it didn’t, those portions of the reports are redacted. The only thing published was identifying characteristics. In fact, it’s the family who has offered up the identities of two of the victims just so they can parade them around as “victimized” by the press.

Yep. From Max Brantley, the Arkansas Times writer who has been right on top of both Duggar and Harris (the re-homing scumbag), on Megyn Kelly raising the legality issue:

Kelly is wrong. Multiple lawyers agree with me. These are NOT juvenile records. They are records of a police report of criminal activity. The names of the offender and victim were redacted before the report was released because they were juveniles. The police acted legally. Indeed, Josh Duggar himself has identified himself and now the Duggars have put forward their daughters as victims, though they had not been named in media reports.

arktimes.com

179 Amory Blaine  Jun 4, 2015 10:37:31pm

Debate over tenure roils UW Board of Regents

With angry faculty members from several campuses looking on, a committee of University of Wisconsin System regents voted Thursday to go along with the intent of Republican legislative leaders in broadening the reasons in which tenured faculty can be dismissed.

In a nutshell, regents appointed by Gov. Scott Walker voted not to ask lawmakers to reconsider the plan approved last Friday by the Joint Finance Committee to take tenure out of state law. The idea, first floated in Walker’s budget proposal, is to give the UW System more flexibility to run campuses as it sees fit — and in the process, have broader ability to hire and fire. The GOP plan spells out that tenured faculty and indefinite-term staff could be laid off or terminated with proper notice “when deemed necessary due to a budget or program decision regarding program discontinuance, curtailment, modification, or redirection.”

Regents appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle — joined by Tony Evers, who is a regent based on his position as state superintendent — tried unsuccessfully to pass a motion calling on the Legislature to back off. They see the action as watering down tenure, and as lethal to the notion of academic freedom, not to mention the ability of Wisconsin campuses to attract the best and brightest faculty.

The full Legislature still must take action on the GOP plan as part of budget deliberations for the new fiscal year starting July 1. But with Republicans in charge at the Capitol, the plan is expected to be adopted.

180 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 10:38:28pm

That last vid is in HD too, so be sure to watch full screen.

181 Kryptik  Jun 4, 2015 10:38:29pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

The fact that her target is the boogeyman of the time and there was an actual attack provoked somehow completely justifies and vindicates every single thing she says to far too many people. God help me the amount of people who all but said the only way you could condemn the attack was to accept that Gellar was right, otherwise you totally supported literally terrorism.

182 piratedan  Jun 4, 2015 10:40:44pm

gonna try something in the spirit of the thread…..

channeling beatnik base playing in the background from “I Married An Axe Murderer”

dum dum dum, de dum dum dum

Sarah
Sweet Sarah
Wasilla Wilderness Woman

You gave them hope
but you’re a dope
thinking from out of a can……

dum dum dum, de dum dum dum

Sarah.. sweet Sarah….
begone!

183 Single-handed sailor  Jun 4, 2015 10:44:18pm

I was watching that storm too. One of the sad things about living in California is we have to watch rain on the internet and imagine what it’s like to drive in it. Here’s my screencap of Simla.

Simla

Multiple tornado, at one point I saw 3 on the ground.

184 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 10:44:29pm

re: #165 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Your anti-cyclonic tornado in beautiful HD:

Never thought I’d see one so well lit and video recorded (in the northern hemisphere anyway.)

185 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 10:50:10pm

Wild weather on the Front Range (Denver, Boulder, etc.) and parts east today and tonight. Me, a good hundred or so miles from downtown Denver, to the west? It was such a nice day today. It’s finally gotten hot after a really wet May. Been planting the garden last few days: squash, zucchini, tomatoes, various peppers, sunflowers for the deck. I finally mowed the lawn too, yesterday.

186 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 10:55:09pm

Three homes destroyed, 12 damaged, no injuries or missing persons.

If the tornado had tracked just five miles north or south of where it touched down, it would have gone through very populated areas, Loveland to the north or Longmont to the south. The towns dodged a bullet today.

187 freetoken  Jun 4, 2015 10:59:27pm

re: #186 teleskiguy

SPC says tomorrow the action should move east to KS. Lots of rain there now but by morning it may have cleared off and if so then could see some large thunderstorms.

188 teleskiguy  Jun 4, 2015 11:01:51pm

re: #187 freetoken

I’ve been invited to meet some friends for a show at Red Rocks tomorrow night. I’m watching the weather pretty close, the few times I’ve been at Red Rocks where the weather turned sour were not fun experiences and the bands played less music because of weather delays. Not worth my money in those situations. We’ll see.

189 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 4, 2015 11:06:53pm

re: #177 freetoken

Check the names, I’m pretty sure the photographer and videographer are siblings. :)

190 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 4, 2015 11:53:02pm

re: #139 klys (maker of Silmarils)

…and, in fact, the first result doing a google image search for Charles C. Johnson is him in front of the same wall. Different glasses though.

Another Peter Duke original, I guess. But the clipart bullet holes and the black “tape” over his mouth are pretty amateur. Plus the shooter is a poor marksman. Just sayin’.

191 freetoken  Jun 5, 2015 12:09:53am

She accomplished more by age 9 than I ever will my entire life:

Anyway, a year later she cuts her first CD:

MP3 Audio

192 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 5, 2015 12:10:35am
193 teleskiguy  Jun 5, 2015 12:10:47am

Good piece.

194 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 12:36:53am

I don’t know whether Emma Sulkowicz told the truth (and, well, neither do you), but this… Well, I’ll just say it doesn’t add to her credibility.

195 VegasGolfer  Jun 5, 2015 12:59:39am

Tina Fey….HOT!!!
Sarah Palin….NOT

196 VegasGolfer  Jun 5, 2015 1:00:31am

BTW
more republicans
southernstudies.org

197 Swift2991  Jun 5, 2015 1:18:55am

re: #172 teleskiguy

Bobby was shot on the 5th, but died the next morning, the 6th. One of the worst days.

198 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 1:22:33am

re: #194 Nyet

I don’t know whether Emma Sulkowicz told the truth (and, well, neither do you), but this… Well, I’ll just say it doesn’t add to her credibility.

I didn’t watch the video, because I’m not playing her game here. I think she’s trying to make a point with this “performance art,” but what that point it is, I’m not sure. For her doubters, it’s just grist for their mill to discredit her. For her supporters, it’s just plain uncomfortable. I will say, though, that if she ever considers taking Nungesser to a real criminal or civil court, this video is not going to help her case one iota.

199 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 2:47:27am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I didn’t watch the video, because I’m not playing her game here. I think she’s trying to make a point with this “performance art,” but what that point it is, I’m not sure. For her doubters, it’s just grist for their mill to discredit her. For her supporters, it’s just plain uncomfortable. I will say, though, that if she ever considers taking Nungesser to a real criminal or civil court, this video is not going to help her case one iota.

I refuse to watch it. It would be a trigger for me.

Or is this just all about Sulkowicz and the fact that she doesn’t consider what others before her have gone through.?

This isn’t “art”, it isn’t even “performance art”. And it’s awfully disturbing that someone who exploits her own dysfunctional sexuality is putting the onus of responsibility on others to, perhaps, prove a point? Maybe that Sulkowicz is becoming a professional “victim” and “suffering for her art”?

I’m not that jaded.

200 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 3:07:42am

This is not good. Not at all.

Eight out of 10 Malala suspects ‘secretly acquitted’

bbc.com

201 Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2015 3:13:14am

re: #200 Justanotherhuman

This is not good. Not at all.

Eight out of 10 Malala suspects ‘secretly acquitted’

bbc.com

Yeah, that’s rather disgusting - there’s more about here:

Eight men are reported to have escaped justice following the secret trial, despite all of the accused supposedly being given 25-year sentences.

A senior security source in Pakistan accused officials of lying over the convictions and said the eight were released “quietly, to avoid a media fuss”.

The source told the Daily Mirror: “The trial had absolutely no credibility as nobody was there to witness it but a public prosecutor, a judge, the army and the accused.

“This was a tactic to get the media pressure away from the Malala case because the whole world wanted convictions for the crime.”

standard.co.uk

202 Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2015 3:17:05am

Meanwhile, for those Lizards following the unfolding FIFA scandal, there’s this. Looks like Jack Warner, the former VP of FIFA, is threatening to sing like a canary.

Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner today revealed he feared for his life as he threatened a new “avalanche” of revelations about the corruption scandal engulfing world football.

Warner, one of 14 leading officials and executives facing corruption charges brought by the US authorities, said he had compiled a “comprehensive and detailed series of documents including cheques and corroborated statements” about Fifa’s funding.

These included evidence of “international transactions” at Fifa involving Blatter and other senior world football officials. Warner, 73 — the subject of an Interpol “wanted person” alert — also alleged that he could prove links between Fifa and the 2010 elections in Trinidad and Tobago, adding: “I will no longer keep secrets for persons who will actively destroy this country’s hard-won international image.”

Heh.

standard.co.uk

203 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 3:25:31am

re: #176 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I didn’t know a green flash was possible with the moon, but here’s a picture of it:

Embedded Image

The Moon has joined the Green Berets?

204 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 3:30:25am

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

The Moon has joined the Green Berets?

What causes the “green” flash? Earthly atmospheric conditions?

205 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 3:31:42am

re: #204 Justanotherhuman

What causes the “green” flash? Earthly atmospheric conditions?

Just ask the oracle

206 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 3:42:22am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I didn’t watch the video, because I’m not playing her game here. I think she’s trying to make a point with this “performance art,” but what that point it is, I’m not sure. For her doubters, it’s just grist for their mill to discredit her. For her supporters, it’s just plain uncomfortable. I will say, though, that if she ever considers taking Nungesser to a real criminal or civil court, this video is not going to help her case one iota.

Nungesser was cleared of charges by Columbia, wasn’t he? And the claims by 2 others who claimed they were his victims were also dismissed.

Meanwhile,

Mystery: Who Impersonated a Reporter to Doxx a Sexual Assault Victim?

jezebel.com

I’ll bet it was Upchuck himself.

207 Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2015 3:43:52am

For you Lizards who’d like to take a look a slice of life here in the Czech Republic from the 1980’s, here’s an episode of my all-time favorite Czechoslovak TV crime series, Maly Pitaval z Velkeho Mesta:

ceskatelevize.cz

The title more or less means “Petty Crimes in the Big City” - it’s a tough one to translate. The episode is about (at the time) illegal currency swapping. Sadly, there’s no English subtitles, but the story’s sort of easy enough to follow.

ETA: A cool think that Czech Television has done is digitally archived all their programming, so it can be watched online, free of charge. Sweet.

208 Shiplord Kirel  Jun 5, 2015 3:49:25am

I’ve been promoting Bernie Sanders here lately, snowball’s chance or no. I don’t agree with everything he does or says, of course. A case in point is his call for amnesty for Edward Snowden.

In truth, I might favor a conditional offer of immunity for Snowden and the Ecuadorian embassy’s resident ghost, Julian Assange. The condition would be that they have something juicy enough on Russian disinformation efforts in the States and are willing to share it. I would even throw in a commutation for the otherwise worthless Chelsea Manning if that would help. Assnugget would still have to face the Swedes on his own though. Snowden must be getting homesick by now and he must know that he could collect megabucks in speaking fees if he came back a free man. Of course, getting him past his Russian minders would be a serious problem in tradecraft but not insurmountable if some of his western visitors can pass messages and serve as witnesses.

209 Dark_Falcon  Jun 5, 2015 3:55:00am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I didn’t watch the video, because I’m not playing her game here. I think she’s trying to make a point with this “performance art,” but what that point it is, I’m not sure. For her doubters, it’s just grist for their mill to discredit her. For her supporters, it’s just plain uncomfortable. I will say, though, that if she ever considers taking Nungesser to a real criminal or civil court, this video is not going to help her case one iota.

Those who hate her (as opposed to those who simply disagree with her (as I do)) can be counted on to play the hand this video deals them wrongly. Instead of keeping their criticism measured and rational, they’ll do what UpChuck does and resort to crude insults and slut-shaming, which will make anything Sulkowicz does look good by comparison.

210 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 3:55:06am

re: #206 Justanotherhuman

Nungesser was cleared of charges by Columbia, wasn’t he? And the claims by 2 others who claimed they were his victims were also dismissed.

All four cases against PN (incl. one with a gay male accuser) were ultimately dismissed by the U commission, BUT for different reasons. E.g. in case of “Adam” there seem to have been significant discrepancies to the story he told, so his testimony might have been plain not credible.

Whereas with “Josie” the commission at first found that PN was guilty of grabbing her, then later overturned the verdict on a technicality (“Josie” stopped participating during the appeal), so these two decisions to dismiss have a different epistemological value. “Josie” seems to be more credible than “Adam”.

In the end it’s not clear what happened. But whether or not Sulkowicz was a rape victim, what she does is plain creepy.

211 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 4:01:04am

The larger the bugs in your head, the more credibility points you lose.

212 weave  Jun 5, 2015 4:02:25am

re: #95 Charles Johnson

There are a whole lot of right wingers today who are more devoted to the Duggars than ever — they saw this interview VERY differently from you and I.

Eric Hovind Facbebook post on Duggar (h/t Friendly Atheist):

A good punishment for Josh Duggar? Since as a young teen, Josh fondled girls, which could damage their trust of men, which could damage their future marriage, which could damage their future family, we should make Josh Duggar work the rest of his life to help families stay together and help them recognize how twisted the world is and how God offers instruction on how to live righteously! He should be forced to push faith, family and freedom in the public showing the Christian worldview has the answers.
We should force him to get a job at the Family Research Council* whose mission is “to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.”
That would be a great punishment!

re: #95 Charles Johnson

I just can’t believe in ….

I know what you mean, but I’m waiting for those two sentences to be taken out of context and posted everywhere now… :-(

213 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 4:05:14am

re: #212 weave

Eric Hovind Facbebook post on Duggar (h/t Friendly Atheist):

I know what you mean, but I’m waiting for those two sentences to be taken out of context and posted everywhere now… :-(

What were we saying earlier about the death of nuance and irony in today’s political/cultural discourse?

214 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 4:08:05am

Sex is a very personal activity. A mature person decides what kinds of sexual activity he/she will engage in and doesn’t push it when a partner’s desires are known to him or her.

Deciding after the fact that one doesn’t particularly like a certain sexual activity, esp one that involves a certain level of violence, doesn’t necessary rise to the level of “rape” among consenting adults. In an age where any kind of activity appears to be permitted by those involved, it would seem to me that a different level of consciousness about what a person wants is more important than ever.

For instance, if one isn’t interested in anal sex or has had it and decided one doesn’t like it, why give in when your partner wants it? Sexual compatibility is important, and it’s not an “all or nothing” game and it works both ways—for women and men.

One thing that’s being discovered is that in the age of porn and its avid consumption by the public, more and more men are requiring more and more types of sexual activity from women. Even teens viewing porn want their girlfriends to “perform like a porn star”. But that isn’t what constitutes a relationship, and it does nothing to help a woman make up her own mind about what she really is comfortable with sexually, and I think for many women, it’s a demand and expectation they don’t want to engage in and they should say as much, not engage in it for the benefit of a partner alone and not pursue their own resistance verbally. And if this is what’s happening and being claimed as “rape”, then the complainant has no idea what rape really means Consent means consent and if you’re not sure, don’t do it. And men shouldn’t push further than a woman allows nor make demands she’s not willing to engage in. That’s not “sweet talk”—that’s coercion.

215 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 4:08:11am

re: #206 Justanotherhuman

Chuckie has been uncharacteristically quiet about that possibility. Normally, when someone accuses him of doing something shady, he denies everything and retaliates. When he has done something he’s especially proud of, he brags about it everywhere. Of course, without Twitter, he can’t crow as incessantly as before, but so far his only response has been a muted confirmation that he ID’d the right woman on Facebook and his blog. He flat refused to answer any questions from Buzzfeed’s reporter (the one who was impersonated) and never responded to my emailed ones.

All this, plus the coincidental chronology of events, would lead any rational person to suspect he did it, or at least knows who did it.

216 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 4:09:33am

OK, I just briefly skimmed through the video. It’s a very explicit (non-simulated) amateur rape porn clip. “Art” my ass.

She’s sick.

217 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 4:25:18am

re: #209 Dark_Falcon

Those who hate her (as opposed to those who simply disagree with her (as I do)) can be counted on to play the hand this video deals them wrongly. Instead of keeping their criticism measured and rational, they’ll do what UpChuck does and resort to crude insults and slut-shaming, which will make anything Sulkowicz does look good by comparison.

He was not only trying to insult and slut-shame Sulkowicz, he was going out of his way to ruin her reputation, if not her life. He tried to get Sulkowicz’ address and phone, and succeeded in outing “Josie” and “Adam.” Meanwhile, he hasn’t bothered to question Nungesser’s behavior at all.

218 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 4:25:54am

This is a second victim.

Exclusive: Alleged Dennis Hastert Sex Abuse Victim Is Named By Family

abcnews.go.com

In Steve Reinboldt’s 1970 high school yearbook, wrestling coach Dennis Hastert wrote that Steve was his “great, right hand man” as the student equipment manager of the Yorkville, Illinois wrestling team.

But Steve was also a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Hastert, Steve’s sister said today in an interview with ABC News. It is the first time an alleged Hastert victim has been identified by name since his indictment for lying to the FBI and violating federal banking laws to cover-up past misconduct. Hastert, due in court next week, has not responded to the allegations.

In an emotional interview, Steve Reinbodlt’s sister Jolene said she first learned of her late brother’s purported years-long sexual abuse at the hands of the future Speaker of the House back in 1979 when her older brother revealed to her that he was gay and had been out of high school for eight years. More

219 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 4:27:28am
220 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 5:19:28am
221 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 5:20:31am
222 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 5:22:56am

Blaming the algorithm.

Google apologises after images of Indian PM appear in search results for ‘Top 10 criminals’

Google has apologised after images of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started appearing in search results for ‘Top 10 criminals’

telegraph.co.uk

GWB’s photo is also there.

223 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 5:26:19am

re: #222 Justanotherhuman

The complainers don’t understand how search works.

224 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 5:39:15am

Yet another Duggar/right-wing talking point is debunked:

As In Touch notes, the file was obtained legally, with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette already writing that claims otherwise are “disputed by the law enforcement agencies involved, the Arkansas Press Association and attorneys with expertise in public-document cases involving the state’s Freedom of Information Act.”

According to John Tull, a Little Rock attorney who specializes in public-record cases, “They had to release the reports. Those records are not closed under FOI. The alleged perpetrator had attained his majority at the time it was released, and once his name and all the victims’ names were blacked out, it was subject to FOI.”

225 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 5:53:59am

re: #221 Dr. Matt

I ran across a statistic that Italy lost more people after it officially surrendered (and became a battlefield for the Germans and allies) than it did when it was an active participant in WWII.

226 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 6:05:46am

Rick Perry kicks off presidential campaign with awful rap-country ballad no one needed to hear (Starts at 4:30)

Video

Edit: Why is there a C-130 in the background painted with “Perry for President”???!

227 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 6:08:34am

re: #225 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I ran across a statistic that Italy lost more people after it officially surrendered (and became a battlefield for the Germans and allies) than it did when it was an active participant.

That would make sense. Especially if you consider the intensity of the fighting along the Gustav Line and Casino. Plus there were far more victims of German retaliation than when they were nominally allied. Last, ISTR that units of the Italian Army fought alongside Allied Forces and performed far more effectively (though at greater cost) than they did during the African campaigns. I’ll have to get out a copy of Rick Atkinson’s “The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944” again - best single volume on Italy I’ve found.

228 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 6:13:48am

re: #227 William Lewis

That would make sense. Especially if you consider the intensity of the fighting along the Gustav Line and Casino. Plus there were far more victims of German retaliation than when they were nominally allied. Last, ISTR that units of the Italian Army fought alongside Allied Forces and performed far more effectively (though at greater cost) than they did during the African campaigns. I’ll have to get out a copy of Rick Atkinson’s “The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944” again - best single volume on Italy I’ve found.

Remember the part in Catch-22 about the Italian civilians coming out of their houses to watch the allied planes overhead and getting blown to bits?

229 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 6:15:39am

re: #224 Dr. Matt

Yet another Duggar/right-wing talking point is debunked:

ILLEGALS!!!!! LEAKS!!!!!11 Unfair!!!!!!!!! All the Clinton’s doing!!!1

230 Timothy Watson  Jun 5, 2015 6:18:55am

re: #229 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

ILLEGALS!!!!! LEAKS!!!!!11 Unfair!!!!!!!!! All the Clinton’s doing!!!1

AND SOROS!!1! NEVER FORGET SOROS!!1!

231 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 6:19:27am

re: #168 Charles Johnson

My criticism of Jake Tapper really got the morons worked up.

Hey, we’re just drawing pictures here!!

232 Dave In Austin  Jun 5, 2015 6:24:38am

His little pocket patch sez “Kiss my Rebel Ass”

I think not…

233 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 6:28:13am

re: #232 Dave In Austin

Patriotism!

234 Dave In Austin  Jun 5, 2015 6:28:40am
235 b.d.  Jun 5, 2015 6:29:02am

re: #232 Dave In Austin

His little pocket patch sez “Kiss my Rebel Ass”

[Embedded content]

I think not…

Boy, stereotypes sure do exist for a reason.

236 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 6:32:56am
237 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 6:37:14am

Despicable.

New Wyoming Law Criminalizes Photography On “Open Land” Outside City Limits

Intending to stop do-gooders from collecting soil samples and other potentially harmful information on agriculture practices harmful to the environment, the Wyoming legislature passed the Data Trespass Bill, which makes it crime to take photographs on “open land” outside the city…

…The Wyoming law would be reprehensible enough were it applied only to Captain Planet and Planeteers out collecting soil samples to force government agencies to police farms in violation of the law. However, the potential infringement of the First Amendment right to photography in public makes the Data Trespass law especially treacherous.

“Over and over again I’ve seen promises by politicians that legislation is not going to be used in X, Y, or Z way but it doesn’t play out that way,” investigative journalist Will Potter told VICE News. “Once you put laws like this on the books they can be pushed to their limits.”

238 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 5, 2015 6:37:45am

re: #236 Dr. Matt

What exciting reality TV that would make.
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239 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 5, 2015 6:38:47am

re: #237 Great White Snark

Despicable.

New Wyoming Law Criminalizes Photography On “Open Land” Outside City Limits

Makes pretty clear who the legislature truly serves.

240 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 6:40:29am

re: #211 Nyet

The larger the bugs in your head, the more credibility points you lose.

Unless you’re playing for “Holy Man”.

241 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 6:43:16am

Keep in mind that we sit right next to the largest source of fresh water in the entire world.

242 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 6:47:30am

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

Remember the part in Catch-22 about the Italian civilians coming out of their houses to watch the allied planes overhead and getting blown to bits?

Our town in the Veneto had a couple plaques and monuments with wording like “To the memory of the victims of the air raid of 28 May 1944”. It was a little unsettling to realize they were referring to 15th Air Force raids.

The cathedral, especially its south wall, was pockmarked with a palimpsest of impact spalls. The tourguides read them like a text: “That one—the Austrians in 1849. The larger, Germans, coming and going. The little one there, Napoleon.”

243 makeitstop  Jun 5, 2015 6:48:03am

re: #226 Dr. Matt

Rick Perry kicks off presidential campaign with awful rap-country ballad no one needed to hear (Starts at 4:30)

Yeah, that was pretty bad.

244 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 6:49:50am

re: #232 Dave In Austin

His little pocket patch sez “Kiss my Rebel Ass”

he Guy Who Performs Rick Perry’s Campaign Song Loves His Country — But Which Country Is That?

He loves an idealized image of a country that has never existed outside his fevered mind…

245 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 6:52:23am

re: #232 Dave In Austin

His little pocket patch sez “Kiss my Rebel Ass”

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I think not…

Needs moar “Moron Lube”.

246 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 6:53:36am

re: #237 Great White Snark

Despicable.

New Wyoming Law Criminalizes Photography On “Open Land” Outside City Limits

Sounds like more less government….

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247 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 6:54:02am

re: #226 Dr. Matt

Rick Perry kicks off presidential campaign with awful rap-country ballad no one needed to hear (Starts at 4:30)

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Edit: Why is there a C-130 in the background painted with “Perry for President”???!

Troop carrier? //

248 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 6:54:03am

re: #232 Dave In Austin

His little pocket patch sez “Kiss my Rebel Ass”

I think not…

Why is Obummer keep dividing America?

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249 Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2015 6:54:16am

re: #242 Decatur Deb

Our town in the Veneto had a couple plaques and monuments with wording like “To the memory of the victims of the air raid of 28 May 1944”. It was a little unsettling to realize they were referring to 15th Air Force raids.

The cathedral, especially its south wall, was pockmarked with a palimpsest of impact spalls. The tourguides read them like a text: “That one—the Austrians in 1849. The larger, Germans, coming and going. The little one there, Napoleon.”

Here in Ostrava, there’s a memorial to those who died in the Allied air raids in 1944. Ostrava was a major industrial center under the Nazi-era ‘Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia’ so, of course, it became a target. The area that was hit isn’t all that far from me - Vitkovice district, near Mirove namesti, about three miles away or so.

250 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 6:57:36am

re: #241 Lord Of The Pies

Keep in mind that we sit right next to the largest source of fresh water in the entire world.

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Sitting in the drainage basin of Lake Superior I find that really disheartening. Will we destroy this last greatest resource as well?

Days like this I can get tempted to hope that we kill ourselves off and give God a chance to try again.

251 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2015 6:57:57am

Since one of the thread discussions involve WWII, I just read this story:
More info emerges on WWII soldier left off hometown memorial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sisters Barbara Thompson Hutchinson and Joyce Thompson Vallone have long known that their distant cousin Carroll Heath died in the Philippines during World War II and his remains were never recovered.

What they didn’t know until recently is that the young Army private from western New York died while in captivity, one of thousands of Americans to die in Japanese hands after the fall of the Philippines in 1942.

252 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 6:58:43am

re: #241 Lord Of The Pies

Keep in mind that we sit right next to the largest source of fresh water in the entire world.

Is it because the water source (the lake) is contaminated, or because the water treatment plant is fucked?

253 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 5, 2015 7:00:51am

re: #249 Dr Lizardo

Here in Ostrava, there’s a memorial to those who died in the Allied air raids in 1944. Ostrava was a major industrial center under the Nazi-era ‘Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia’ so, of course, it became a target. The area that was hit isn’t all that far from me - Vitkovice district, near Mirove namesti, about three miles away or so.

The casualty numbers also went up starting in 1944 as that was when the numbers of Allied bombers built-up, they got effective fighter escort, and also started working over lesser targets.

The RAF and USAAC dropped about 1,600,000 tons of bombs on Germany alone. About 3/4 of the tonnage was dropped in 1944 and 1945.

en.wikipedia.org

254 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 7:01:29am

re: #252 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Is it because the water source (the lake) is contaminated, or because the water treatment plant is fucked?

according to the article, it is the Flint river that is contaminated.

but government regulation just kills jobs.

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255 BeenHereAwhile  Jun 5, 2015 7:01:36am

re: #227 William Lewis

That would make sense. Especially if you consider the intensity of the fighting along the Gustav Line and Casino. Plus there were far more victims of German retaliation than when they were nominally allied. Last, ISTR that units of the Italian Army fought alongside Allied Forces and performed far more effectively (though at greater cost) than they did during the African campaigns. I’ll have to get out a copy of Rick Atkinson’s “The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944” again - best single volume on Italy I’ve found.

My father who served on T-AP-183, Henry Gibbins, (army troop ship) at Oran, North Africa, Mediterranean, & Pacific theatre, said the Anzio campaign was the worst he had ever seen during the war.

It was during the Italian campaign, after disembarking US soldiers, the ship was tasked with bringing German & Italian POWs back to the US.

As he told it, the Germans were disinclined to follow ship rules and regulations for POWs, so the ship’s command placed the Italian POWs in charge of the German POWs.

Subsequently things kinda worked themselves out among the POWs on board.

256 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 7:02:37am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

Pretty fucking pathetic that a state governor is using the #tcot hashtag in his tweets. Talk about being divisive.

257 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 7:03:28am

re: #249 Dr Lizardo

Damned if we did and damned if we didn’t…

258 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 7:04:45am

re: #252 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Is it because the water source (the lake) is contaminated, or because the water treatment plant is fucked?

Sounds like the water treatment plant. They were getting water from the Flint River, not Lake Huron.

259 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 7:05:08am

re: #255 BeenHereAwhile

My father who served on T-AP-183, Henry Gibbins, (army troop ship) at Oran, North Africa, Mediterranean, & Pacific theatre, said the Anzio campaign was the worst he had ever seen during the war.

It was during the Italian campaign, after disembarking US soldiers, the ship was tasked with bringing German & Italian POWs back to the US.

As he told it, the Germans were disinclined to follow ship rules and regulations for POWs, so the ship’s command placed the Italian POWs in charge of the German POWs.

Subsequently things kinda worked themselves out among the POWs on board.

Muhahahahahahahahh… Oh. my. That was, literally, a LOL moment. I can just imagine those Italian NCO’s taking charge…

260 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 7:06:30am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

Pretty fucking pathetic that a state governor is using the #tcot hashtag in his tweets. Talk about being divisive.

Stay classy, wingnut GOP governors.

Now all he needs to do is add #TGDN

261 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 7:08:32am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

Pretty fucking pathetic that a state governor is using the #tcot hashtag in his tweets. Talk about being divisive.

No kidding.

262 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 7:32:50am

Ben Shapiro is all HURR HURR TED KENNEDY!!! UR ARGUMENT IS INVALID!!!!

Ben Shapiro of the Corn
263 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 7:33:46am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

“And no sidewinding, bushwhacking, hornswoggling cracker croaker, is going to ruin my biscuit-cutter - especially a female Yankee.”

264 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 7:41:09am

re: #246 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Yet another example of how important it is for our candidates to decouple that excess power from the legislatures and executive offices of government. Take the corporations out and the government shrinks by 2/3rds if you look at it by influence.

Think how many problems get easier to address. Take Walmart, the NRA, Exxon et al., and Raytheon down to size in influence. Primary season demand please.

265 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 7:48:52am

re: #255 BeenHereAwhile

My father who served on T-AP-183, Henry Gibbins, (army troop ship) at Oran, North Africa, Mediterranean, & Pacific theatre, said the Anzio campaign was the worst he had ever seen during the war.

It was during the Italian campaign, after disembarking US soldiers, the ship was tasked with bringing German & Italian POWs back to the US.

As he told it, the Germans were disinclined to follow ship rules and regulations for POWs, so the ship’s command placed the Italian POWs in charge of the German POWs.

Subsequently things kinda worked themselves out among the POWs on board.

FIL took armor (M3) ashore at Oran, then Sicily, then Anzio. He had that kind of luck. He had no trouble visiting us in Seoul though he was in the first tank unit to break out of Pusan. (There’s that luck again.) He refused to come stay with us in Italy.

266 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 7:50:31am

Playing with Photoshop.

PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW1nZGl2IGFjZW50ZXIiPjxhIGhyZWY9Imh0dHA6Ly9saXR0bGVncmVlbmZvb3RiYWxscy5jb20vd2VibG9nL2ltZy93aGVhdGRvZ2cvMjAxNS8wNi8wNS9kb250LXNob290LW1lLnBuZyIgZGF0YS1mYW5jeWJveC1ncm91cD0iMTA3ODk5NDkiIGNsYXNzPSJpbWFnZSI+PGltZyBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly9saXR0bGVncmVlbmZvb3RiYWxscy5jb20vd2VibG9nL2ltZy93aGVhdGRvZ2cvMjAxNS8wNi8wNS9kb250LXNob290LW1lLnBuZyIgd2lkdGg9IjU2MCIgaGVpZ2h0PSIzMTUiPjwvYT48c3BhbiBjbGFzcz0ibm9ybSI+c2lsZW50LWNodWNrLTI8L3NwYW4+PC9kaXY+

Made private for perhaps obvious reasons.

267 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 7:52:05am

re: #264 Great White Snark

We’re far more likely to get FIFA and the IOC down to manageable levels of corruption (MLB, NFL, etc) than change anything in state governments.

Walmart makes more money than HOW many nations? No way they’ll ever be held to account short of another period like that of 5 September 1793 to 28 July 1794…

(+10 points if you recognize that era…)

268 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 7:52:25am

re: #266 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Playing with Photoshop.

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Made private for perhaps obvious reasons.

please, don even joke about making a martyr of him…

269 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 7:56:06am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

please, don even joke about making a martyr of him…

See image in my 66 littlegreenfootballs.com

From his own website

270 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 7:58:11am

Go visit @Johncleese’s TL for the most epic takedown of Piers Morgan.

271 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 7:58:18am

re: #265 Decatur Deb

Anzio was the worst hell of the three. Though I did know one person who disagreed. He went ashore as infantry at Salerno and Anzio but then did the Bulge as an Alabama boy with no proper cold weather gear. He told of laying in a ditch while SS hob nail boots marched by with in hands reach and he never forgave the army for the clothing issues. I’m as pro army as exists and I would not forgive that either. Bradley get’s an unwarranted pass on that issue.

272 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 7:58:28am

re: #267 William Lewis

Heh. Keeping it in the family.

More: New Wal-Mart chairman Greg Penner, 45, is the son-in-law of outgoing chairman Rob Walton, 70, and had been filling for Walton when he wasn’t present; Penner has been on the company board since 2008 - @markets
read more onhttp://bloomberg.com

273 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 8:03:03am

re: #267 William Lewis

We’re far more likely to get FIFA and the IOC down to manageable levels of corruption (MLB, NFL, etc) than change anything in state governments.

Walmart makes more money than HOW many nations? No way they’ll ever be held to account short of another period like that of 5 September 1793 to 28 July 1794…

(+10 points if you recognize that era…)

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274 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 8:04:34am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

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The Reign of Terror

275 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 8:04:46am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Embedded Image

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

276 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 8:05:07am

re: #271 William Lewis

Anzio was the worst hell of the three. Though I did know one person who disagreed. He went ashore as infantry at Salerno and Anzio but then did the Bulge as an Alabama boy with no proper cold weather gear. He told of laying in a ditch while SS hob nail boots marched by with in hands reach and he never forgave the army for the clothing issues. I’m as pro army as exists and I would not forgive that either. Bradley get’s an unwarranted pass on that issue.

FIL has the same opinion of G4 from Korea—guys frozen in their sleeping bags.

277 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 8:06:06am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

’50s England?

278 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 8:07:00am

re: #277 Justanotherhuman

’50s England?

For a guess, but the kids were likely playing “French”.

279 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 8:07:12am

Greg Penner: No Progressive

walmart1percent.org

280 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 8:08:16am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Are those Converse All-Stars?

281 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 8:10:32am

re: #280 Dr. Matt

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Are those Converse All-Stars?

Looks it, and in that era they wouldn’t have the status to inspire knock-offs.
The smocks-on-boys thing either looks pre-war, or perhaps French kids.

282 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jun 5, 2015 8:14:34am

good morning fellow Lizards. Happy Friday!

283 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 8:16:04am

re: #280 Dr. Matt

All Stars didn’t have those stripes. I bought quite a few pairs for my sons.

284 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 8:18:13am

re: #282 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

good morning fellow Lizards. Happy Friday!

Today is a Brueckentag (“bridge day”) in Catholic parts of Germany - yesterday was a holiday (Corpus Christi), so most folks here have taken the day off and are making a long weekend of it, temps are pushing 100 degrees F here, which is damn hot for a country with almost no domestic AC.

285 Kilroy01  Jun 5, 2015 8:18:48am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Those little rascals..

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286 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 8:19:07am

Here’s the source site. Lot’s of random interesting shots in there. (KKK delivering Christmas baskets, 1922.)

randomrocker.co.uk

287 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 5, 2015 8:19:13am

re: #241 Lord Of The Pies

What the frack?!

288 Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2015 8:21:08am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Today is a Brueckentag (“bridge day”) in Catholic parts of Germany - yesterday was a holiday (Corpus Christi), so most folks here have taken the day off and are making a long weekend of it, temps are pushing 100 degrees F here, which is damn hot for a country with almost no domestic AC.

Damn…..it’s only 71 here in Ostrava.

Yeah, it sucks when it gets hot here - AC is pretty much non-existent in homes here in Central Europe. You can buy mobile AC units here (used, in good condition) for about $150 or thereabouts. I was thinking of getting one, but it’s only really hot for a couple of weeks here, so it’d be hard to justify the expenditure.

289 A Cranky One  Jun 5, 2015 8:22:48am
Days without reading Upchuck!
290 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 8:23:25am
291 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 8:24:03am

re: #287 GlutenFreeJesus

What the frack?!

I live in an old farmhouse, which stays pretty cool, and my girlfriend lives on the ground floor. Dismal in the winter, but great for days like today

292 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:24:04am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

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“Obamacare is exactly like the Reign of Terror.”

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293 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2015 8:24:50am

heh

294 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:25:29am

re: #290 jaunte

“This Fox station is just great, they love us Republicans for some reason.”

295 Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2015 8:26:14am

re: #289 A Cranky One

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No new postings on Gotnews since 5/29. Over a week now. Can you feel the “Dinosaur Media” shaking in it’s boots?

296 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:26:23am

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

Obviously a case of persecution and government censorship.

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297 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 5, 2015 8:27:51am

re: #296 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Obviously a case of persecution and government censorship.

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That and a MSM witch hunt. They quote what he says in context and hold him responsible for it!

298 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 8:29:19am

re: #295 Ace-o-aces

No new postings on Gotnews since 5/29. Over a week now. Can you feel the “Dinosaur Media” shaking in it’s boots?

re: #296 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Obviously a case of persecution and government censorship.

//

He’s in his room, holding his breath.

299 Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2015 8:29:49am

So far he’s been correctly ID’d as a Christian. Gold star to whomever finds the first wingnut to refer to him as Muslim, or better yet, Islamist.

300 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:31:53am

re: #295 Ace-o-aces

No new postings on Gotnews since 5/29. Over a week now. Can you feel the “Dinosaur Media” shaking in it’s boots?

He’s probably cranking out lots of material on his MySpace, I mean Friendster, I mean Facebook page.

301 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 8:32:29am

So apparently TED KENNEDY!!!!! excuses all traffic violations for all time.

302 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 5, 2015 8:32:31am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

Damn…..it’s only 71 here in Ostrava.

Yeah, it sucks when it gets hot here - AC is pretty much non-existent in homes here in Central Europe. You can buy mobile AC units here (used, in good condition) for about $150 or thereabouts. I was thinking of getting one, but it’s only really hot for a couple of weeks here, so it’d be hard to justify the expenditure.

It’s sort of like buying a snow blower here. Conditions rarely such that you need it, but damn you wish you had one when they do occur.

303 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 8:32:59am

re: #300 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

He’s probably cranking out lots of material on his MySpace, I mean Friendster, I mean Facebook page.

His own private listserv.

304 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 5, 2015 8:33:18am

re: #295 Ace-o-aces

No new postings on Gotnews since 5/29. Over a week now. Can you feel the “Dinosaur Media” shaking in it’s boots?

Sounds like a “Summer of Justice” at last.

305 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2015 8:33:39am

re: #295 Ace-o-aces

No new postings on Gotnews since 5/29. Over a week now. Can you feel the “Dinosaur Media” shaking in it’s boots?

Checking a tweetdeck search for charlescjohnson shows that almost no one is talking about him any more.
If it wasn’t for that loon William Stauff, UpChuck’s mentions on twitter would be almost nonexistent.
Even Shannon (and her GotNewsResearch account) has been relatively silent for quite some time now.

306 withak  Jun 5, 2015 8:33:53am

re: #290 jaunte

these glasses make me look smrt
307 Dr Lizardo  Jun 5, 2015 8:35:15am

re: #302 Feline Fearless Leader

It’s sort of like buying a snow blower here. Conditions rarely such that you need it, but damn you wish you had one when they do occur.

Yeah………I seriously thought about it, but then I started thinking, “It really gets hot here in August and September - that’s only a couple of months out of the year, and is it really worth it for something I’d likely only use for two months, and then it just ends up taking up space?”

It’d be cheaper for me to find those old-style bamboo roll-down sunshields - you have to look for them, but they turn up from time to time.

308 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:35:15am

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

Checking a tweetdeck search for charlescjohnson shows that almost no one is talking about him any more.
If it wasn’t for that loon William Stauff, UpChuck’s mentions on twitter would be almost nonexistent.
Even Shannon (and her GotNewsResearch account) has been relatively silent for quite some time now.

Hopefully he’s gotten himself a useful job somewhere.

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309 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 8:37:13am

LOLWHUT

310 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 8:37:27am

re: #308 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hopefully he’s gotten himself a useful job somewhere.
/

With his “award winning qualifications”:

311 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 8:38:04am
312 withak  Jun 5, 2015 8:38:26am

re: #309 Lord Of The Pies

“Youthful indiscretions”

313 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 5, 2015 8:38:53am

re: #308 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Hopefully he’s gotten himself a useful job somewhere.

/

I seriously doubt it. it’s only been a week or so since Twitter cut off his access.

314 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:39:48am

re: #309 Lord Of The Pies

LOLWHUT

Somebody else who need to find gainful employment.

315 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 5, 2015 8:42:49am

re: #167 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Someone apparently got themselves caught up a little bit in it, per some chaser chatter. I don’t know who yet though. No injuries, or very slight.

That storm was an absolute beauty.

Here’s the chaser who got caught up in the Simla tornado:

316 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 8:45:22am
317 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 8:49:05am

re: #309 Lord Of The Pies

There’s a lot to unpack there.

BTW, Rubio’s an amateur. I got ticketed at 113 mph on empty I-5 and had my license suspended for a month. Totally deserved it.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 5, 2015

1. I’m cooler than Rubio
2. I’m a dangerous risk-taker who drives really fast
3. But the road was empty, so I didn’t put anyone but myself in danger
4. Sop to legalistic sensibilities

318 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 5, 2015 8:51:06am

re: #317 jaunte

There’s a lot to unpack there.

1. I’m cooler than Rubio
2. I’m a dangerous risk-taker who drives really fast
3. But the road was empty, so I didn’t put anyone but myself in danger
4. Sop to legalistic sensibilities

Is there EVER a good reason to be going over 100 if you’re not on a racetrack?

319 Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2015 8:51:29am

re: #317 jaunte

320 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 8:51:36am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there EVER a good reason to be going over 100 if you’re not on a racetrack?

You’re on the Autobahn.

321 Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2015 8:52:05am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there EVER a good reason to be going over 100 if you’re not on a racetrack?

And when is I-5 ever empty?

322 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 8:53:00am

re: #321 Ace-o-aces

And when is I-5 ever empty?

Seems like a ‘cool story bro’ moment.

323 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 8:53:14am

324 withak  Jun 5, 2015 8:53:22am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Honestly, I don’t think there’s ever a good reason to go over 80 on your typical US highway unless there’s an emergency.

325 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 8:54:25am

re: #324 withak

Honestly, I don’t think there’s ever a good reason to go over 80 on your typical US highway unless there’s an emergency.

What about mah FReedom!?!?

326 William Lewis  Jun 5, 2015 8:54:29am

re: #316 Nyet

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They are beautiful in that moment of their joy. God grant that they have this same freedom of being themselves for the rest of their lives.

And if it should suit Her, may She grant I meet someone as strong and beautiful. Amen.

327 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 8:55:42am

re: #324 withak

Honestly, I don’t think there’s ever a good reason to go over 80 on your typical US highway unless there’s an emergency.

“55 Saves Lives.”

328 urbanmeemaw  Jun 5, 2015 8:58:57am

re: #36 Lord Of The Pies

New York Times WTF

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Does that include Putin, Snowald? And Google et al?

329 withak  Jun 5, 2015 9:00:04am

re: #327 Decatur Deb

“55 Saves Lives.”

55 makes me stabby. ;-)

330 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:01:01am

re: #327 Decatur Deb

“55 Saves Lives.”

“55 Saves Lives” was a Communist plot by Obama’s father to hurt patriot American energy producers and to woosify the American male of his masculiness by speeding.”

/

331 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 9:04:17am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there EVER a good reason to be going over 100 if you’re not on a racetrack?

Because you can. It doesn’t get scary ‘til around 150 anyway.

332 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 9:04:30am

How many times has Ben watched Emma Sulkowicz’s sex tape?

333 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 9:06:56am

re: #320 Lord Of The Pies

You’re on the Autobahn.

Wanted to do 100, so I took a little rented Opel from Vilseck to Munich. It needed a downhill to do it.

334 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 9:07:40am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

I hope he grows enough to be embarrassed some day.

335 Kilroy01  Jun 5, 2015 9:10:25am

re: #330 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

No.. this “sports car” was.

Max speed 85 on the speedo..
The engine was limited to a two-barrel carburetor and “net” 140 hp with a V8!
Testing by Road & Track “recorded zero to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 10.5 seconds

I think the Prius is faster than that now.

336 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 9:12:02am

re: #335 Kilroy01

No.. this “sports car” was.

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Max speed 85 on the speedo..
The engine was limited to a two-barrel carburetor and “net” 140 hp with a V8!
Testing by Road & Track “recorded zero to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 10.5 seconds

I think the Prius is faster than that now.

337 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 9:13:10am

re: #333 Decatur Deb

Wanted to do 100, so I took a little rented Opel from Vilseck to Munich. It needed a downhill to do it.

Bet it was more exciting because your speedo was showing 160. Love those kilometerstunden; “I’m doing 200!”

338 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 9:21:35am

BNP fascist defends his BFF Pam

339 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 9:23:00am

re: #338 Lord Of The Pies

Pedantry: EDL, though it’s not better than BNP.

340 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 9:24:48am
341 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 9:25:38am

re: #338 Lord Of The Pies

BNP fascist defends his BFF Pam

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Typical conservative: too lazy to spell out “motherfucker.”

342 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 9:26:15am

re: #323 Nyet

That car does not sound autobahn worthy in the intro there… Not listened to that since it came out. Wow.

343 bratwurst  Jun 5, 2015 9:26:47am
344 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 9:26:53am

re: #338 Lord Of The Pies

Geller absolutely loves the attention. Of course she revels this because now she gets to appear on every cable and network “news” station to rant about Muslims and “the Sharia”.

345 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 9:27:06am

re: #339 Nyet

Pedantry: EDL, though it’s not better than BNP.

I get them mixed up sometimes.

346 Romantic Heretic  Jun 5, 2015 9:27:21am

re: #226 Dr. Matt

Edit: Why is there a C-130 in the background painted with “Perry for President”???!

Because that’s the only plane with the carrying capacity to handle Perry’s ego.

347 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 9:29:06am

re: #344 Dr. Matt

They are all complicit.

348 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 9:30:39am

You guys should remember that back in the day there were not speed limits at all in some western states. When cars had drum brakes, old bias ply tires, and steering/suspension that was best described as um, “limited control authority” in terms of the result.

349 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:32:22am

It’s about fuckin’ time. We should be opening non-profit surplus food stores across the nation.

350 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 9:32:39am

FDA Advisory Committee Approves ‘Female Viagra’ Drug

An FDA advisory committee voted to recommend approval of flibanserin, which would become the first drug to treat low libido in women.

The committee voted 18-6 to approve the pill. According to the New York Times, it’s meant to be taken daily and, over time, influences levels of dopamine and seratonin in the brain. It would be “for women whose lack of sexual desire was not attributable to other causes such as disease or relationship troubles, providing that certain steps were taken to limit the risks of the drug.”

They should just put this in the water supply….in my opinion. :)

351 Bear  Jun 5, 2015 9:33:26am

re: #348 Great White Snark

I think that in the war years of the 1940 the speed limit was 35 mph.

352 Romantic Heretic  Jun 5, 2015 9:33:31am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

according to the article, it is the Flint river that is contaminated.

but government regulation just kills jobs.

/

Jobs are valuable. People are not.

353 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:34:09am

re: #352 Romantic Heretic

Jobs are valuable. People are not.

Jobs aren’t really valuable either. Just profits.

354 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:35:14am

re: #353 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Jobs aren’t really valuable either. Just profits.

Jobs are actually a hindrance since they involve labor costs. Best to just have profits without jobs or labor cost.

355 CuriousLurker  Jun 5, 2015 9:35:39am
356 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:37:14am

re: #338 Lord Of The Pies

BNP fascist defends his BFF Pam

BNP fascist has a potty mouth.

357 A Cranky One  Jun 5, 2015 9:37:50am

re: #331 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Because you can. It doesn’t get scary ‘til around 150 anyway.

Less scary as a driver than as a passenger. In my misspent youth, I found out the hard way. Had a friend drive though a speed trap in Alabama in the early 70’s so he could find out how fast the car would go (speedometer maxed out) while I was a passenger.

Cops said 166 mph.

Thought for sure we were going to jail. But the Alabama State Troopers just wanted to see what was under the hood and talk cars. Of course, the cops were driving Javelin AMX’s with special packages. They wanted to know what it was that they couldn’t catch. They only caught us because my friend slowed down and pulled over (he did, after all, want to find out how fast we were going).

Cops were driving a souped up version of this

*
Newhardt, David; Harholdt, Peter; Yates, Brock (2009). Art of the Muscle Car. MBI Publishing. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-7603-3591-8. Retrieved 8 August 2011. Alabama State Police officials felt that if they couldn’t beat ‘em under the rules, then they would change the rules.

Sometimes I wonder how we survive our teen years. ;)

358 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:38:15am

re: #335 Kilroy01

No.. this “sports car” was.

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Max speed 85 on the speedo..
The engine was limited to a two-barrel carburetor and “net” 140 hp with a V8!
Testing by Road & Track “recorded zero to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 10.5 seconds

I think the Prius is faster than that now.

Is that a Pinto?

/

359 Romantic Heretic  Jun 5, 2015 9:39:05am

re: #294 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

“This Fox station is just great, they love us Republicans for some reason.”

Doubt it. Prostitutes are rarely fond of their clients.

360 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:39:47am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

How many times has Ben watched Emma Sulkowicz’s sex tape?

Does Ben also tweet in English somewhere?

/

361 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 9:40:45am

re: #351 Bear

I think that in the war years of the 1940 the speed limit was 35 mph.

True, but also pre dates the interstate highway system, and those wide laned long concrete straights like we see particularly out west.

362 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 9:41:17am

re: #354 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Jobs are actually a hindrance since they involve labor costs. Best to just have profits without jobs or labor cost.

The “Sharing Economy”

363 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 9:42:50am

re: #355 CuriousLurker

We won’t ever hear the evidence or the case details will we? I can’t tell if that was a dirty deal or a lack of evidence or just people caught up in the arrests.

364 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 9:43:19am

re: #354 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Jobs are actually a hindrance since they involve labor costs. Best to just have profits without jobs or labor cost.

HURR HURR IF LAZY MOOCHERS DIDN’T INSIST ON BEING PAID THEIR COULD BE JERBS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!

365 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 9:44:10am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

“self-starring amateur rape porn”?

What sick fantasy of his is he ranting about?

366 ObserverArt  Jun 5, 2015 9:44:33am

re: #348 Great White Snark

You guys should remember that back in the day there were not speed limits at all in some western states. When cars had drum brakes, old bias ply tires, and steering/suspension that was best described as um, “limited control authority” in terms of the result.

I remember those cars.

One reason I always laugh when someone says they don’t build “em like they used to.”

And I say, thank God!

367 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 9:45:10am

re: #353 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Jobs aren’t really valuable either. Just profits.

South El Monte, CA, was a mecca for specialist machining job shops from the 1930s to the early 1990s. Thousands of top machinists were employed at great wages in those shops over the years. All but three or four of those shops, along with the businesses that supported them, went away during the early years of the offshoring boom. I was working in one of those shops when the owner passed the word that next Friday would be our last day. He’d arranged to have all of the work done overseas. I asked him if he was sending the work out because he wasn’t making money on it. He told me that he was making plenty of money, but he could make even more by closing the shop and just acting as a middleman.

368 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:45:24am

re: #318 Eclectic Cyborg

Is there EVER a good reason to be going over 100 if you’re not on a racetrack?

I used to have a 1988 Supercharged Toyota MR2 (fastest production car on the market that year). Learned about how spoilers work in that car. Once you get above 100mph, the aerodynamics kick in and the car sucks down closer to the road from the downforce…speed then increases rapidly. The only downside I found was in bringing it back to 70 mph on the highway. You cover a lot of ground at 120-130mph and you need to give yourself plenty of time to get back to a reasonable speed and avoid other cars in the process.

Fun car. Wish I still had it sometimes.

369 Varek Raith  Jun 5, 2015 9:45:30am

re: #366 ObserverArt

I remember those cars.

One reason I always laugh when someone says they don’t build “em like they used to.”

And I say, thank God!

370 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:47:48am

re: #369 Varek Raith

Demolition derbies sure are fun.

371 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:48:05am

re: #331 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Because you can. It doesn’t get scary ‘til around 150 anyway.

Related - just happened to pop up on my TL

372 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 5, 2015 9:48:10am

re: #351 Bear

I think that in the war years of the 1940 the speed limit was 35 mph.

Also no interstate highway system back then.

And a speed limit like 35mph would help conserve gasoline and rubber.

373 Ace-o-aces  Jun 5, 2015 9:48:34am
374 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:49:19am
375 danarchy  Jun 5, 2015 9:51:31am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

according to the article, it is the Flint river that is contaminated.

but government regulation just kills jobs.

/

Actually it says:

The Flint River has a history of poor water quality due to industrial pollution and agricultural runoff, according to an assessment by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. But efforts to remove pollutants and clean up the river have been successful in the past 40 years. Now, some are wondering if the problem lies in the city’s treatment of the water, which differs from its treatment of its previous water source, Lake Huron.

So the river used to be polluted but has been remediated over the last several decades, and the contamination may be happening in treatment.

376 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:51:47am

I’m sorry, but why do the Cavaliers and Warriors need THREE DAYS between games 1 & 2 when they’re in the same fucking city?

377 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 9:52:43am

re: #376 darthstar

I’m sorry, but why do the Cavaliers and Warriors need THREE DAYS between games 1 & 2 when they’re in the same fucking city?

Only three days? I thought they were taking off whole weeks between games now.

///

378 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:52:53am

Apparently, shaving dogs into cubes is all the rage in Japan…

379 Varek Raith  Jun 5, 2015 9:53:06am

re: #374 darthstar

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Huh.

380 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 9:53:28am

Okay. Speaking of dogs…it’s beach time.

381 Varek Raith  Jun 5, 2015 9:53:32am

re: #378 darthstar

Apparently, shaving dogs into cubes is all the rage in Japan…

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MINECRAFT DOG!!!
KAWAII!

382 nearly-headless smith25  Jun 5, 2015 9:54:05am

re: #380 darthstar

Okay. Speaking of dogs…it’s beach time.

Me jealous…

383 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 9:55:40am

re: #365 Dr. Matt

What sick fantasy of his is he ranting about?

Since Sulkowicz did release a disgusting rape porn video starring as herself, it’s not his sick fantasy, I’m afraid.

384 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 9:56:49am

re: #383 Nyet

Since Sulkowicz did release a disgusting rape porn video starring as herself, it’s not his sick fantasy, I’m afraid.

That explains why we haven’t heard from CCJ for nearly a week….he’s preoccupied examining each frame of the video.

385 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 9:58:42am

re: #384 Dr. Matt

For all we know, he was the co-star./

386 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 9:59:44am

re: #383 Nyet

Since Sulkowicz did release a disgusting rape porn video starring as herself, it’s not his sick fantasy, I’m afraid.

Now is it OK for me to say I thought she ruined everyone else’s Graduation Day by making it all about her?

387 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:00:20am

My daughter graduated Columbia 2 years ago BTW.

388 Iwouldprefernotto  Jun 5, 2015 10:00:46am

re: #387 Lord Of The Pies

My daughter graduated Columbia 2 years ago BTW.

Congrats.

389 ObserverArt  Jun 5, 2015 10:00:54am

re: #369 Varek Raith

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Video

Yikes! I had never seen that. Even though I hadn’t, I expected the results just knowing how the cars were built then as to now.

A friend and I were talking about this the other night. We were remembering about how many times you’d sometimes see a car that didn’t look too damaged, but there would be a fatality because the driver slammed his chest again that big old steering wheel and hard steering column and die from blunt trauma to the chest. Or a destroyed face from hitting that nasty old non-safety glass windshield.

390 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 10:01:24am

re: #386 Lord Of The Pies

Yes.

391 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 10:02:00am

Gun lobbyist courted by Ted Cruz calls for Obama’s assassination

“The Second Amendment is not about hunting, it’s not about target shooting - it’s about Democrats who want to take our rights,” he said.

392 Iwouldprefernotto  Jun 5, 2015 10:02:48am

re: #386 Lord Of The Pies

Now is it OK for me to say I thought she ruined everyone else’s Graduation Day by making it all about her?

I think ruined is too harsh. She made the day about her and only her. The rest of the grads still got their diplomas and will soon forget her.

393 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:05:16am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
LETTING TEH BLACKS VOTE4 IS JUST LIKE SLAVERYS!!!!

394 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:09:29am

re: #393 Lord Of The Pies

She seems enthusiastic.

395 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:09:59am

re: #393 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
LETTING TEH BLACKS VOTE4 IS JUST LIKE SLAVERYS!!!!

Voting as a career choice. I’d not thought of this. This person sounds most intriguing.

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396 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:11:16am

re: #394 jaunte

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She seems enthusiastic.

Loves Molon Labe.

I think we’re done here.

397 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:11:46am

What means this # COS ?

398 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:12:32am

re: #376 darthstar

I’m sorry, but why do the Cavaliers and Warriors need THREE DAYS between games 1 & 2 when they’re in the same fucking city?

I think the aim is to make people forget there is still an NBA season in progress then surprise people by announcing another game.

399 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:12:38am

re: #395 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Voting as a career choice. I’d not thought of this. This person sounds most intriguing.

////

There is this wingnut meme (I think it may have started with Janie Johnson but I blocked her) that PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR A LIVING ARE OUTNUMBERED BY PEOPLE THAT VOTE FOR A LIVING!!!!!!! implying that Blacks are “paid” to vote for Democrats EVEN THOUGH TEH GOP DID EVERYTHING FOR THEM 100 YEARS AGO!!!!!!

400 Dave In Austin  Jun 5, 2015 10:12:53am

Looks like Speaker Hastert had more irons in the fire then first reported….. #Duggery

401 ObserverArt  Jun 5, 2015 10:14:28am

re: #376 darthstar

I’m sorry, but why do the Cavaliers and Warriors need THREE DAYS between games 1 & 2 when they’re in the same fucking city?

So the Cavs can try to patch up as many ouchies as possible to put a team on the court for the rest of the series.

I know you are from Cali and most likely a Warriors fan, but damn…the Cavs had their chance to win that last night.

If you listened to all the sports predictors the Cavs had no chance against the Warriors and shouldn’t have be on the same court.

If Kyrie Irving is done for the season, they are probably done now.

Had they won and not had that nasty overtime, that might have changed the whole dynamic of the series. Losing game one at home and being a young team, that might have messed with some Golden State heads.

Oh well…such is life.

402 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:14:32am
If you think #VOTING is an acceptable career choice

Not like defense contractors or lobbyists.

403 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:14:38am

re: #399 Lord Of The Pies

There is this wingnut meme (I think it may have started with Janie Johnson but I blocked her) that PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR A LIVING ARE OUTNUMBERED BY PEOPLE THAT VOTE FOR A LIVING!!!!!!! implying that Blacks are “paid” to vote for Democrats EVEN THOUGH TEH GOP DID EVERYTHING FOR THEM 100 YEARS AGO!!!!!!

Then we must not be paying enough people to vote in off-year elections.

/////

404 Varek Raith  Jun 5, 2015 10:16:07am

So voting is slavery.
Okely dokely.

406 CuriousLurker  Jun 5, 2015 10:17:16am

re: #397 jaunte

What means this # COS ?

One of the definitions appears to be Cauldron of Stupid. It fits like a glove, but I guess that’s prolly not what she meant.

407 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:17:40am

re: #404 Varek Raith

Why does Hillary want more people to be slaves????

408 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:18:28am

re: #407 jaunte

Why does Hillary want more people to be slaves????

And if we automatically register people—whatever this means—does this mean we won’t have to pay them anymore?

/////

409 Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2015 10:18:50am

re: #116 Kragar

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“Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC.”

So Caitlyn owns the women’s decathlon world record now?

410 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:19:46am

re: #386 Lord Of The Pies

Now is it OK for me to say I thought she ruined everyone else’s Graduation Day by making it all about her?

I’ve not followed this case closely, but it appears information has come to light indicating things might not have been what they seemed?

411 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:20:09am

re: #404 Varek Raith

So voting is slavery.
Okely dokely.

So stupid. But this is basically a party/ideology that benefits from fewer people voting and wants to keep it that way.

412 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:20:22am

re: #409 Eventual Carrion

So Caitlyn owns the women’s decathlon world record now?

OUTRAGES!!!!

413 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:21:46am

re: #411 HappyWarrior

So stupid. But this is basically a party/ideology that benefits from fewer people voting and wants to keep it that way.

And if we’re supposedly paying people to vote as career choices wouldn’t that suggest that we can just as well pay for these people’s voter ID things, too?

Wingnuts confuse me.

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414 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:22:18am

He would totally do it to screw with YOUR head, Ben.

415 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:23:03am

re: #414 Lord Of The Pies

He would totally do it to screw with YOUR head, Ben.

I wonder who pays Ben to tweet. I don’t think they’re getting their moneysworth.

416 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:23:23am

re: #406 CuriousLurker

“Convention of States”
conventionofstates.com
twitter.com

417 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:23:42am

re: #414 Lord Of The Pies

He would totally do it to screw with YOUR head, Ben.

I thought Obama was declaring himself dictator?

//

418 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 10:24:34am

Ach, what a morning. I was threatened with eviction by the “property mgmt” person who lives in Romania because I demanded notice before their “quarterly inspection” of my apt. She also lied about giving me any notice. I’d like to know how she expects to win in court since my rent is always paid on time and I keep the place so clean the old landlord used to show it when the bankers came through for appraisal purposes. She claims I’m “violating the lease” (which is up the end of the month anyway) by not allowing them to enter any time they feel like it, without notice.

We’re going to have to get out of here. They’re not keeping up the place anyway. Landscaping looks like shit now, overgrown and unweeded, browning grass, etc.

This has been my home for 5 yrs and these “hipsters” come along and ruin everything. Such is life.

419 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:24:57am

re: #416 jaunte

“Convention of States”
conventionofstates.com
twitter.com

Let me guess, a group who wants a new constitutional convention so they can make Evangelical Christianity the official religion?

420 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:25:28am

re: #414 Lord Of The Pies

He would totally do it to screw with YOUR head, Ben.

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Someone has a healthy fantasy life. Ben, what if you came out as a decent human being just to screw with Breitbart?

421 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:25:39am

re: #418 Justanotherhuman

Sigh

422 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 10:25:42am

re: #404 Varek Raith

So voting is slavery.
Okely dokely.

Voting is slavery. Healthcare is slavery. Medicare is slavery, SS is slavery. Speed limits slavery. Government employment is slavery. Higher wages is slavery. Equality is slavery. Duh.

423 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:26:07am

re: #417 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I thought Obama was declaring himself dictator?

//

Transdictator.

424 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:26:14am

Eric O’Keefe:

a right-wing political operative with deep ties to the Koch brothers. O’Keefe is currently the director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth (WCFG). He was heavily involved in the Libertarian Party in the 1980s, worked to enact congressional term limits in the 1990s, and transitioned into a leader of the Tea Party movement in the late 2000s. His group, the Sam Adams Alliance, led to the founding of numerous tea party organizations, and also helped launch the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

Citizens for Self-Governance, co-founder and board member
sourcewatch.org

425 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:26:28am

re: #422 Dr. Matt

Voting is slavery. Healthcare is slavery. Medicare is slavery, SS is slavery. Speed limits slavery. Government employment is slavery. Higher wages is slavery. Equality is slavery. Duh.

But slavery really wasn’t slavery.

//

426 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:26:36am

re: #422 Dr. Matt

Voting is slavery. Healthcare is slavery. Medicare is slavery, SS is slavery. Speed limits slavery. Government employment is slavery. Higher wages is slavery. Equality is slavery. Duh.

But actual slavery wasn’t so bad.

427 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 10:27:19am

re: #425 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

But slavery really wasn’t slavery.

//

Slavery was gainful employment. Just ask Cliven Bundy.

428 jaunte  Jun 5, 2015 10:27:21am

#COS
Yet another Koch Brothers front to curtail the federal government.

429 ObserverArt  Jun 5, 2015 10:27:25am

re: #418 Justanotherhuman

Ach, what a morning. I was threatened with eviction by the “property mgmt” person who lives in Romania because I demanded notice before their “quarterly inspection” of my apt. She also lied about giving me any notice. I’d like to know how she expects to win in court since my rent is always paid on time and I keep the place so clean the old landlord used to show it when the bankers came through for appraisal purposes. She claims I’m “violating the lease” (which is up the end of the month anyway) by not allowing them to enter any time they feel like it, without notice.

We’re going to have to get out of here. They’re not keeping up the place anyway. Landscaping looks like shit now, overgrown and unweeded, browning grass, etc.

This has been my home for 5 yrs and these “hipsters” come along and ruin everything. Such is life.

I hope you find a nice new place that will be happy to have you as a tenant. Or, maybe you can find a nice small home of your own. Good luck!

430 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:27:25am

re: #424 jaunte

Eric O’Keefe:

Citizens for Self-Governance, co-founder and board member
sourcewatch.org

Whatever happened to the craze for ‘term limits’?

431 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:28:08am

re: #428 jaunte

#COS
Yet another Koch Brothers front to curtail the federal government.

I can’t keep up with them all.

But George Soros is the devil.

/

432 ObserverArt  Jun 5, 2015 10:29:10am

re: #422 Dr. Matt

Voting is slavery. Healthcare is slavery. Medicare is slavery, SS is slavery. Speed limits slavery. Government employment is slavery. Higher wages is slavery. Equality is slavery. Duh.

The only thing they haven’t seen as slavery is…slavery.

433 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:29:39am

re: #431 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I can’t keep up with them all.

But George Soros is the devil.

/

Praises Citizens United yet flips out over Soros, oh cons don’t ever change.

434 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:29:56am

WORST. ANTI-SEMITE. EVER.
LOL probably saw Ben’s Tweet & decided to mess with his head

435 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:32:36am

re: #434 Lord Of The Pies

WORST. ANTI-SEMITE. EVER.
LOL probably saw Ben’s Tweet & decided to mess with his head

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False flag.// Obama wrote the letter to himself.

436 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:33:13am

re: #435 HappyWarrior

False flag.// Obama wrote the letter to himself.

HURR HURR YADID IS A ARAB MUSLIM NAME!!!!!!

437 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 10:33:44am

Of course there was slavery! Haven’t you heard of the white slaves owned by blacks? Hurr hurr!

438 Kragar  Jun 5, 2015 10:35:54am

re: #437 Nyet

Of course there was slavery! Haven’t you heard of the white slaves owned by blacks? Hurr hurr!

Slavery was invented by black people, so everything that came after is all their fault!

439 Justanotherhuman  Jun 5, 2015 10:37:21am

re: #429 ObserverArt

Ah, thanks for the kind words! Mood lifting. : )

440 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:37:46am

Slavery is the Muslims fault obviously.//

441 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:37:50am

re: #438 Kragar

Slavery was invented by black people, so everything that came after is all their fault!

HURR HURR THEIR WAS THIS ONE BLACK SLAVE OWNER & HEAR IS A OLD TIMEY PHOTO OF A RANDOM BLACK PERSON!!!!!

442 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 10:38:27am

A mother of all false equivalencies:

443 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 10:38:32am

Look at this here pic of a black abolitionist! Abolitionist means slave owner, right? Hurrrr!

444 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:40:28am

re: #442 Dr. Matt

A mother of all false equivalencies:

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I doubt Josh got much exposure to the media. Somehow I don’t think Josh was watching American Pie like many boys in our generation but no matter what this is fucking pathetic and more right wing personal responsibility.

445 TedStriker  Jun 5, 2015 10:42:08am

Ain’t this some shit?

Ars Technica: Political deleted-tweet archive shuttered by Twitter over “privacy expectation”

“The Politwoops website, which launched in 2012 to keep tabs on tweets deleted by known politicians, saw its feed dry up in the middle of May with no announcement. After Gawker reporter J.K. Trotter began investigating the story this week, he got the answer that Politwoops’ founders, the “government transparency” non-profit Sunlight Foundation, hadn’t: Twitter itself revoked the site’s access to Twitter’s API.”

[…]

However, at that time, Twitter didn’t loudly announce the change that apparently affected Politwoops’ operation: that developers should “only surface Twitter activity as it surfaced on Twitter.” As an example, the agreement now states that when users delete or “unfavorite” any posts, developers should respond “not by publicly displaying to other users that the Tweet is no longer favorited or has been deleted.” In other words, when it’s deleted from Twitter, it should be removed from any site or service that sips from Twitter’s firehose. (Perhaps this will encourage Barbra Streisand to create a Twitter account.)

446 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:42:18am

The abolitionists were mostly Christians. Pay no attention to our Southern Baptist Convention founded explicitly to religiously justify slavery.//

447 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 10:42:53am

re: #389 ObserverArt

Or a destroyed face from hitting that nasty old non-safety glass windshield.

Nope, Ford perfected laminated safety glass for automobiles in 1919. Safety glass windshields were standard on Fords from 1919 on. The other manufacturers quickly followed suit. Those old safety glass windshields caused injuries because the pieces of glass were held together by the laminate which made them tough for something soft to go through. That, and the fact that cars didn’t have seat belts as standard equipment until the late Fifties.

448 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 10:43:00am

The only time when wingnuts use complicated elitist words like ontology and teleology is to bash LGBT people. Interesting.

449 Kragar  Jun 5, 2015 10:43:28am

re: #442 Dr. Matt

450 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 5, 2015 10:43:59am

re: #447 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Nope, Ford perfected laminated safety glass for automobiles in 1919. Safety glass windshields were standard on Fords from 1919 on. The other manufacturers quickly followed suit. Those old safety glass windshields caused injuries because the pieces of glass were held together by the laminate which made them tough for something soft to go through. That, and the fact that cars didn’t have seat belts as standard equipment until the late Fifties.

Seatbelts weren’t standard until the ‘60’s IIRC.

451 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 10:44:57am

re: #442 Dr. Matt

A mother of all false equivalencies:

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That’s why all young men molest their younger sisters. Wait, no they don’t. Never mind.

452 Varek Raith  Jun 5, 2015 10:46:08am

Stupid Verizon and their shit connections.

453 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 5, 2015 10:46:30am

Hold the phone…the sun is threatening to peak out for a few minutes here on Friday afternoon.

Its rained all mutherfking week.

454 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 10:46:44am

re: #450 Lord Of The Pies

Seatbelts weren’t standard until the ‘60’s IIRC.

Maybe that’s when the law changed. My parents’ beloved ‘57 Ford Country Sedan came equipped with seat belts.

455 Iwouldprefernotto  Jun 5, 2015 10:46:49am

re: #422 Dr. Matt

Voting is slavery. Healthcare is slavery. Medicare is slavery, SS is slavery. Speed limits slavery. Government employment is slavery. Higher wages is slavery. Equality is slavery. Duh.

But real slavery is OK, because slaves were fed.

456 retired cynic  Jun 5, 2015 10:50:07am

re: #418 Justanotherhuman

So sorry!

457 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 5, 2015 10:53:45am

re: #418 Justanotherhuman

What a drag. I always reach a point in moving where I want to pile up whatever is left and just burn it.

458 Nyet  Jun 5, 2015 10:57:17am

Where I’m at it’s 32 Celsius and I’m loving it.

459 Dr. Matt  Jun 5, 2015 10:58:00am

re: #409 Eventual Carrion

So Caitlyn owns the women’s decathlon world record now?

No. Bruce Jenner has the world record.

460 HappyWarrior  Jun 5, 2015 10:58:47am

Liberals are the ones who supported slavery but they hate on my heritage flag which I swear has nothing ot do with defending slavery and white supremacy.//

461 ObserverArt  Jun 5, 2015 11:02:23am

re: #447 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Nope, Ford perfected laminated safety glass for automobiles in 1919. Safety glass windshields were standard on Fords from 1919 on. The other manufacturers quickly followed suit. Those old safety glass windshields caused injuries because the pieces of glass were held together by the laminate which made them tough for something soft to go through. That, and the fact that cars didn’t have seat belts as standard equipment until the late Fifties.

You’re right. I should have mentioned an improvement in the windshields and the addition of safety belts. And getting the message across to actually use the seat belts. That still is a an issue.

The bit about the overly rigid steering columns still holds.

462 Eventual Carrion  Jun 5, 2015 11:05:43am

re: #412 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

OUTRAGES!!!!

And I see the joke didn’t go over well from the downdings. I was thinking that if they were going to take away her gold medal because they see her as a women now, then her decathlon performance would be as a female, and from what I can find it would be a world record for female decathlon.

463 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 11:09:20am

re: #382 nearly-headless smith25

Me jealous…

It was blustery out there today.

464 Great White Snark  Jun 5, 2015 11:10:27am

re: #461 ObserverArt

You’re right. I should have mentioned an improvement in the windshields and the addition of safety belts. And getting the message across to actually use the seat belts. That still is a an issue.

The bit about the overly rigid steering columns still holds.

And our cell phones are undoing the progress! Facebook driving is drunk driving.

465 CuriousLurker  Jun 5, 2015 11:14:19am

re: #416 jaunte

“Convention of States”
conventionofstates.com
twitter.com

Thanks. *facepalm*

466 darthstar  Jun 5, 2015 11:16:29am

re: #464 Great White Snark

And our cell phones are undoing the progress! Facebook driving is drunk driving.

I can’t facebook while I drive because I’ll drop my burrito or spill my drink.

467 Decatur Deb  Jun 5, 2015 11:35:05am

re: #434 Lord Of The Pies

WORST. ANTI-SEMITE. EVER.
LOL probably saw Ben’s Tweet & decided to mess with his head

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The Prez doesn’t miss a beat.

468 BeenHereAwhile  Jun 5, 2015 11:56:10am

re: #423 HappyWarrior

Transdictator.

Transgentator

469 Lancelot Link  Jun 5, 2015 3:37:11pm

re: #424 jaunte

By an amazing coincidence, Eric O’Keefe is a major financial supporter of James O’Keefe.

470 Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 5, 2015 7:55:05pm

re: #295 Ace-o-aces

Chuckles was threatening to release info about Huckabee’s so-called gastric reduction surgery which would make his book deal a sham.

If he publishes the story and Huck didn’t have the surgery, then Huck can sicc real lawyers after the Rage Furby. OTOH, if Huck did have gastric reduction surgery and has the doc he’s in deep shit for having protected medical data (HIPPA)-which means possible criminal proceedings.


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