Overnight Acoustic: Tommy Emmanuel, “Questions”

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Mixed by: Brad Benge
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442 comments

1 teleskiguy  Jun 7, 2015 11:28:00pm

Lovely.

Tommy Emmanuel is a treasure.

2 teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2015 12:29:17am

Here’s an OG version of a song, a live acoustic rendition of Umphrey’s McGee’s “No Diablo.”

3 freetoken  Jun 8, 2015 1:00:48am

The Boswell sisters:

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4 freetoken  Jun 8, 2015 1:38:43am

Don’t know how many people here have seen Netflix’s Sense8, but I just got around to watching the first episode tonight.

It gets high ratings on IMDB but so do all TV shows which aren’t totally bad.

It caught my eye because of Straczynski’s name.

Anyway, what strikes me is that like so much of contemporary TV which are not comedies there is the central theme of self-destruction (addicts, nihilism, etc.) Maybe it’s just me, but dystopic elements for several years now are integral to entertainment (TV and motion theatre).

This brings me the long way around to the very reactionary nature of our contemporary politics.

My feeling is that modernity with all it’s demands and distractions is just too much for us emotionally. We can’t take any more. We can’t learn faster, we can’t change faster, we can’t adapt faster. Collectively we are highly over-stimulated to the point of not being able to turn off the need for adrenaline rushes.

If I were to write an ℞ for our society I’d send the whole society to Zen retreats to stare at some rocks for a couple of years.

5 freetoken  Jun 8, 2015 1:42:04am

With that written, here is Reger’s Fantasie und Fuge uber Bach:

MP3 Audio

6 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 1:51:07am

Very “Phantom of the Opera”-ish

7 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 2:12:27am

Lost in all the reporting a’bout the McKinney outrage is the question: Why isn’t this cop being arrested and investigated for child abuse?

If it were the kids’ parents, esp that 14 yr old girl, child welfare would be all over them. Not to mention pulling a gun on them, verbally abusing them, and whatever other outrageous conduct anyone missed.

I hope the kids’ parents retain a damn good attorney.

8 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 2:27:27am

re: #3 freetoken

In addition to the Boswell Sisters’ #1 hit, “The Object of My Affection” in 1935, there’s this one from the 1934 film, Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round, using a term not widely used until the 50s. It’s said that the Andrew Sisters imitated their style, as well.

9 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 2:42:43am

re: #8 Justanotherhuman

In addition to the Boswell Sisters’ #1 hit, “The Object of My Affection” in 1935, there’s this one from the 1934 film, Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round, using a term not widely used until the 50s. It’s said that the Andrew Sisters imitated their style, as well.

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I have been humbled. I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of early jazz, but I had never heard of the Boswells till now. They’re great! I read the WIkipedia entry about them, and Connee was one of Ella Fitzgerald’s influences. I bet my parents heard their music on the radio box.

10 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 2:49:06am

re: #9 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I have been humbled. I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of early jazz, but I had never heard of the Boswells till now. They’re great! I read the WIkipedia entry about them, and Connee was one of Ella Fitzgerald’s influences. I bet my parents heard their music on the radio box.

Yeah, they were before my time, too. But they were ahead of theirs, I think.

I’ve always been an aficionado of big band music, esp of the 40s, too.

11 Pip's Squeak  Jun 8, 2015 2:50:15am

re: #5 freetoken

Didn’t know this piece (or any of Reger’s organ music for that matter). Generally speaking am not fond of his orchestral music, but this is nice. As it happens heard his String Quartet no.1 last week. I may just have to listen to more of his chamber music.

12 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 3:22:14am

Chemical plant fire in Hanover, PA

13 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 3:22:32am

re: #10 Justanotherhuman

Yeah, they were before my time, too. But they were ahead of theirs, I think.

I’ve always been an aficionado of big band music, esp of the 40s, too.

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I just put some Basie on. Get my swing on.

14 goddamnedfrank  Jun 8, 2015 3:26:11am

So I’m pretty sure that McKinley cop just practices doing barrel rolls like all damned day.

That shit was straight up muscle memory, that guy does just does that all the time, runs and falls down for no good fucking reason and rolls through it because he thinks it looks totally ninja. I guarantee it.

15 freetoken  Jun 8, 2015 3:39:34am

Ethno-nationalism can pop up anywhere:

Armenians have preserved their anthropological type over the past 3,000 years

Armenians have not undergone serious genetic changes and have preserved their anthropological type at least in the course of the past three thousand years, the research by the Copenhagen University has revealed, said Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan, Head of the Ethnogenetics Laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

The Copenhagen University has studied 101 ancient genetic samples from different Eurasian regions. The genetic data from different ancient sites of the bronze and iron ages of Armenia have been included in the research for the first time. The study was aimed at revealing the genetic characteristics of the European population.

Armenia was the only country in the region included in the study. “Why? Because we have no problems and no complexes,” Prof. Yepiskoposyan said. According to him, Azerbaijan turned down the proposal.

Hmmm…. maybe it’s a translation thing.

Same guy in a different report:

The Presidency of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) has held a presentation of the “Genetic mapping of historical Armenia” project.

[…]

The map represents a rich Armenian genofond (gene pool) in terms of geography, which has for centuries formed and prospered in the Armenian highlands.

Levon Yepiskoposyan, […]

“We hope that this project will prove to be a genetic record,” he said.

Speaking of other peoples’ influence on the Armenian genofond, Mr Yepiskoposyan said:

“Our language, our statehood, our identity, which has deep roots, enabled us to remain intact, when they tried to damage our genofond by force.

This project is a tribute to the memory of Armenian Genocide victims, he added.

Well, if he insists. I doubt the Armenian gene-pool has remained as pure as he insists.

There is a cultural divide between my contemporary American worldview and Dr. Yepiskoposyan’s. I see ethno-nationalism as something not so good, all too often a source of badness. For him it is national pride.

16 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 3:45:39am

re: #15 freetoken

Didn’t the Mongolian hordes march through Armenia at least once? Alexander the Great, too, IIRC.

Unless you’re living on a very remote island (and even if you are), those damned foreigners are going to move in and do the sexytime with your people, and mix up all the genes.

17 freetoken  Jun 8, 2015 3:52:38am

re: #16 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The Khanate of the Golden Horde was stopped by the Muslims before the former could take over the region we today call Turkey (even if it was a vassal state), in which at one time lived the Armenians:

Image: image034.jpg

I have no doubt that Armenians have been able to enforce a soft endogamy - not as strict as found in some of Judaism, for example - so there may be a homogeneity among Armenians more so than some other self-declared nationalities in SW Asia.

18 Xamichee  Jun 8, 2015 3:53:22am

Anybody here seen the article CCJ posted about hillary 3 weeks ago? Didn’t see anything about it here at LGF, but um… I think I know what he did with his gofundme money:

chuck’s GoFundMe page

Posters by “street artist SABO” appeared in southern california

It’s obvious. Damn, he’s sloppy.

19 Pip's Squeak  Jun 8, 2015 3:54:32am

re: #16 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Didn’t the Mongolian hordes march through Armenia at least once? Alexander the Great, too, IIRC.

Unless you’re living on a very remote island (and even if you are), those damned foreigners are going to move in and do the sexytime with your people, and mix up all the genes.

I believe both the Romans and the Parthians also took tea in the vicinity.

20 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 3:54:36am

And speaking of people moving into the neighborhood, the BBC profiles migrants from Ghana, Gambia and Syria who risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean into the EU. bbc.com

Hundreds of millions of people are on the move every day across the world. bbc.com They’re all seeking a better life than the one they have.

21 Nyet  Jun 8, 2015 3:54:42am

re: #15 freetoken

I suspect that the Western liberal view is rather an exception in the world.

22 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 3:54:43am

re: #18 Xamichee

I think Upchuck drank up the money. “Sabo” probably did it for free.

23 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 3:56:37am

re: #18 Xamichee

Anybody here seen the article CCJ posted about hillary 3 weeks ago? Didn’t see anything about it here at LGF, but um… I think I know what he did with his gofundme money:

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It’s obvious. Damn, he’s sloppy.

I’m somehow thinking he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell of raising $40K for his “secret oppo project.”

24 Xamichee  Jun 8, 2015 3:57:38am

re: #23 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I’m somehow thinking he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell of raising $40K for his “secret oppo project.”

No, I’m saying… this printing up crappy posters stunt WAS the secret oppo project.

25 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 4:03:26am

re: #24 Xamichee

No, I’m saying… this printing up crappy posters stunt WAS the secret oppo project.

Hm. Maybe. Wasn’t he spinning some yarn about hiring “private eyes,” paying for tests and shit like that. I don’t see him as a guy who’s going to put in a few days putting up posters around LA.

On the other hand, it’s mighty coincidental that posters go up wherever he visits: LA, NYC. Charles did some font forensics the other day linking UpChuck’s website graphics to the posters at Columbia U.

26 Nyet  Jun 8, 2015 4:05:35am

re: #24 Xamichee

No, I don’t think so.

27 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 4:08:49am

re: #17 freetoken

The Khanate of the Golden Horde was stopped by the Muslims before the former could take over the region we today call Turkey (even if it was a vassal state), in which at one time lived the Armenians:

Image: image034.jpg

I have no doubt that Armenians have been able to enforce a soft endogamy - not as strict as found in some of Judaism, for example - so there may be a homogeneity among Armenians more so than some other self-declared nationalities in SW Asia.

You may be right. If DNA studies show that Armenians have a number of genes that are unique to their population, and seldom found outside Armenia, then their assertions may be true. Personally, I’m skeptical whenever anyone claims their particular ethnic group is “pure.”

28 Xamichee  Jun 8, 2015 4:12:10am

re: #25 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

On the other hand… this is Chuckles. And his gofundme has been stuck at $1,055 for weeks now.

29 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 4:13:32am

re: #17 freetoken

I think many modern people are what I describe myself as: a mutt, which is why I don’t really claim any particular ethnicity, although my ancestors probably came from that mix in England and a couple may have had Native American wives (according to my grandmother). I am a blue-eyed blonde, with very fair skin, freckles where I should tan, although a couple of aunts and uncles are dark haired and more tawny-skinned on my mom’s side. Father’s side is strictly very fair, red- or blonde-haired.

You can call yourself any nationalistic name you prefer, but ethnicity is an entirely different matter as people have migrated over many centuries. With all due respect to Professor Levon Yepiskoposyan, I think there is something else operating other than ‘proof’ of the genetic mapping of Armenians.

30 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:23:44am

How is life this Monday?

31 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 4:24:11am

re: #30 FemNaziBitch

How is life this Monday?

Waiting for the storms to arrive that you have sent my way.
:D

32 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:25:51am

re: #17 freetoken

The Khanate of the Golden Horde was stopped by the Muslims before the former could take over the region we today call Turkey (even if it was a vassal state), in which at one time lived the Armenians:

Image: image034.jpg

I have no doubt that Armenians have been able to enforce a soft endogamy - not as strict as found in some of Judaism, for example - so there may be a homogeneity among Armenians more so than some other self-declared nationalities in SW Asia.

They managed to maintain their own separate Catholicism—without having an actual country.

33 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:26:21am

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

Waiting for the storms to arrive that you have sent my way.
:D

You are welcome!

34 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:28:21am

I have one thing to say about Paolo Bacigalupi’s Water Knife.

READ IT!!!

READ IT NEXT.

35 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 4:33:31am
36 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:33:37am

Water, you see, is a finite resource. Unlike electricity which one can manufacture. There is (as of yet) no new way to obtain water. One must take from someone else. Leaving them dry. And in a desert ecosystem, this is serious business.

Strange that right after finishing the Water Knife in which one of the characters is the “Water Queen of Las Vegas”, I run across this article.

The Water Witch of Las Vegas.

37 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 4:35:03am

re: #36 FemNaziBitch

38 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 4:36:36am

Haha, I saw this and thought about the Munchkin’s sheets on his bed right now.

Angry Birds maker Rovio signs toy deal with Lego for line of building blocks based on mobile game - @Reuters
read more on reuters.com

39 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:37:35am

I have to say, I like her:

Her adversaries called her the Iron Maiden or the Water Witch. (Her staff gave her a broom and she mounted it on the wall in her office.)

40 Sionainn  Jun 8, 2015 4:39:12am

re: #36 FemNaziBitch

Water, you see, is a finite resource. Unlike electricity which one can manufacture. There is (as of yet) no new way to obtain water. One must take from someone else. Leaving them dry. And in a desert ecosystem, this is serious business.

Strange that right after finishing the Water Knife in which one of the characters is the “Water Queen of Las Vegas”, I run across this article.

The Water Witch of Las Vegas.

I live in Las Vegas, born and raised. I’ve never understood how the powers-that-be continue to issue building licenses when we simply don’t have the water. It’s been an issue since I was a kid.

41 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:41:17am

re: #39 FemNaziBitch

I have to say, I like her:

“You have Detroit,” she warned. “There isn’t a city in the country or the world that wants to be Detroit.”

The fact that some people are too poor to pay their water bill notwithstanding, Detroit still sits in the midst of the largest fresh water supply on the planet.

42 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 4:42:47am

re: #36 FemNaziBitch

We do have to stop growth—everywhere.

Without water, no one will survive.

43 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:43:05am

Aural Sea --is in Mongolia.

It has a crisis named after it.

44 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:45:08am
Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world with an area of 68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi), the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. By 2007, it had declined to 10% of its original size, splitting into four lakes - the North Aral Sea, the eastern and western basins of the once far larger South Aral Sea, and one smaller lake between the North and South Aral Seas.[5] By 2009, the southeastern lake had disappeared and the southwestern lake had retreated to a thin strip at the extreme west of the former southern sea; in subsequent years, occasional water flows have led to the southeastern lake sometimes being replenished to a small degree.[6] Satellite images taken by NASA in August 2014 revealed that for the first time in modern history the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had completely dried up.[7] The eastern basin is now called the Aralkum desert.

wiki

45 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:46:37am

re: #43 FemNaziBitch

Aural Sea --is in Mongolia.

It has a crisis named after it.

California has one too.

46 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:47:12am
The disappearance of the lake was no surprise to the Soviets; they expected it to happen long before. As early as 1964, Aleksandr Asarin at the Hydroproject Institute pointed out that the lake was doomed, explaining, “It was part of the five-year plans, approved by the council of ministers and the Politburo. Nobody on a lower level would dare to say a word contradicting those plans, even if it was the fate of the Aral Sea.[18]
47 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:47:36am
48 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:48:24am
49 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:51:36am

re: #45 Lord Of The Pies

California has one too.

I never got how Southern California expected to survive.

You’d think they’d have desalination plants up and down the coast or be the world’s leader in water reclamation and recycling.

I understand desalination isn’t a good option.

I kinda feel the same way about the Arizona and New Mexico.

Without a source of water of their own, how can deserts be turned into non-deserts for the long term?

50 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:52:40am

re: #49 FemNaziBitch

I never got how Southern California expected to survive.

You’d think they’d have desalination plants up and down the coast or be the world’s leader in water reclamation and recycling.

I understand desalination isn’t a good option.

I kinda feel the same way about the Arizona and New Mexico.

Without a source of water of their own, how can deserts be turned into non-deserts for the long term?

I was talking to my mother yesterday. She lives in LA. She’s like “when are you going to retire and move to California? And I’m like “I think I’ll stay in Michigan where we have ALL THE WATER.”

51 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:53:26am

I never understood why so many people worked so hard —travelling in covered wagons etc, to settle in Colorado.

They have no freaking topsoil.

How can you expect to survive if you can’t grow your own food?

Just call me a midwestern snob.

I can’t imagine living anywhere I can’t grown my own food or get fresh water.

52 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:54:32am

California is so dry they can’t even get water from the air. At least in NOLA you could get a glass or two from a humidifier or use condensation to water a garden.

53 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 4:56:57am

Since we had some “aviation pr0n” in the previous thread, here’s a bit of aviation history from VOA Learning English today.

Woman World War II Pilot Honored learningenglish.voanews.com

During World War II, American women pilots were trained to fly non-combat missions so that men could fly fighter planes. U.S. officials gave the women permission to fly military aircraft as civilian pilots, but not in battle or over enemy lines.

Bernice Falk Haydu was one of those pilots. She is now 94 years old. She was recently recognized for her service. She received an honorary doctorate from the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in New York City.

She and the other women pilots volunteered to fly in what was a time of great crisis in the United States and around the world. Women who knew how to fly airplanes wanted to become active in the war effort.

More

Ms Haydu is 94 and walks and talks like someone 30 years younger. Let’s see if this video will embed properly.
Video

54 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:57:41am

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

55 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 4:58:58am

I guess it is possible to turn a desert into a forest.

It sounds like the logical plan to me. ???

56 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 4:59:24am
57 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 4:59:35am

*sigh*

The setting is Kaufman, Texas, and what happened is that a couple of Sunday nights ago, on May 31, someone decided they would leave a message on a van belonging to a church with a black pastor, John Weaver. The message of pure hate and ignorance they spray painted on the van was:

“No N*iggers”

It should be noted that the Weaver family is the only African-American family living in their neighborhood, so it quickly becomes painfully obvious that the message on the van was meant for them. Pastor Weaver says:

“What really got me is, they put it on the church bus. Golly, we are Christians. We ain’t got no hate.”

But these racist vermin were not quite finished terrorizing the Weaver family. They also took the time to poison their puppy, Ka-lo.

58 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 5:00:52am
59 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 5:02:16am
60 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 5:09:24am
61 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 5:11:15am

re: #27 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

You may be right. If DNA studies show that Armenians have a number of genes that are unique to their population, and seldom found outside Armenia, then their assertions may be true. Personally, I’m skeptical whenever anyone claims their particular ethnic group is “pure.”

Even if that proves to be true I ask the people behind the study, “So what? Is genetics, ethics? Does a particular set of genes make the people that possess them better than those who don’t?”

If the answer to the last question is, “No,” then what’s the point of all this? If the answer is “Yes,” then the researchers are full of shit.

Biology implies. It does not compel.

62 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 5:16:46am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

How about Delaware?

63 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 5:18:14am

re: #61 Romantic Heretic

Even if that proves to be true I ask the people behind the study, “So what? Is genetics, ethics? Does a particular set of genes make the people that possess them better than those who don’t?”

If the answer to the last question is, “No,” then what’s the point of all this? If the answer is “Yes,” then the researchers are full of shit.

Biology implies. It does not compel.

It’s another form of scientific racism, intended to distinguish one group as inherently better than another. Humans have been doing this kind of thing since we first used a tree branch to whack each other in the heads. Now we just dress it up with fancy words and charts and things. And use deadlier weapons.

64 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 5:19:46am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

Costa Rica is supposed to be pretty nice. It has highlands and mountains if rising sea levels are a concern.

65 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 5:20:03am

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re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, gawd. I hope they find the motherfuckers who did that. The Weavers need to get some surveillance going on, and I don’t mean the cops,

66 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 5:21:28am

re: #62 Feline Fearless Leader

How about NC? I welcome our Yankee overlords. : )

67 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 5:22:07am
68 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 5:22:30am

re: #62 Feline Fearless Leader

How about Delaware?

Lake Superior???

69 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 5:38:11am

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The Hoosier Lottery has debuted a new bacon-scented lottery game that offers players the possibility of winning a 20-year supply of the savory meat.

The new scratch-off lottery game, called Bringin’ Home the Bacon, is infused with the aroma of bacon. It debuted Tuesday at 4,400 Hoosier Lottery retailers.

Players who buy the tickets costing $2 each can win cash prizes of up to $10,000, while five players will win a 20-year supply of bacon paid in installments and valued at $5,000, or $250 annually.

70 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 5:42:05am

re: #64 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Costa Rica is supposed to be pretty nice. It has highlands and mountains if rising sea levels are a concern.

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71 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 5:44:22am

re: #70 Lord Of The Pies

Easy.

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72 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 5:45:23am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

You only listed 5 places. Do all of your kids live in 1 of those 5?

73 Archangelus  Jun 8, 2015 5:45:48am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

As one of those already there a while, please allow me to express the statement of NOPE (It’s all fun and games until SCUDs, Grads and assorted things that tend to go boom nearly flatten you and your place on separate occasions)…

Why the WTF with regards to Brooklyn though? Clearly missing something..

74 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 5:46:02am

re: #72 Justanotherhuman

You only listed 5 places. Do all of your kids live in 1 of those 5?

Yep.

75 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 5:46:35am

re: #73 Archangelus

As one of those already there a while, please allow me to express the statement of NOPE (It’s all fun and games until SCUDs, Grads and assorted things that tend to go boom nearly flatten you and your place on separate occasions)…

Why the WTF with regards to Brooklyn though? Clearly missing something..

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76 William Lewis  Jun 8, 2015 5:48:04am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

I’d love to retire to Bisbee Az but:
1) Not enough water down there
2) Too many other old white farts moving there making #1 worse…

So I’ll just stay in Northern Wisconsin. Winter may suck but I’ll always have enough water to drink and raise crops with here in the Lake Superior basin…

77 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 5:48:22am

What about a nice little village in upstate New York, or is that too much winter?

78 Archangelus  Jun 8, 2015 5:50:50am

re: #75 Lord Of The Pies

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re: #77 Lord Of The Pies

What about a nice little village in upstate New York, or is that too much winter?

Was just about to ask and suggest, sounds fine on my part.
Also, and i’ll admit i’m not as knowledgeable about NY as i probably should be, what about Queens? Isn’t it real close to Brooklyn and has a big Jewish population?

79 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 5:51:54am

re: #77 Lord Of The Pies

What about a nice little village in upstate New York, or is that too much winter?

It was winter in upstate NY yesterday morning.
:)

80 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 5:52:58am

re: #78 Archangelus

Was just about to ask and suggest, sounds fine on my part.
Also, and i’ll admit i’m not as knowledgeable about NY as i probably should be, what about Queens? Isn’t it real close to Brooklyn and has a big Jewish population?

LOL we bought cemetery plots in Queens so we’ll be retiring there for good!

81 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 5:53:04am

re: #77 Lord Of The Pies

What about a nice little village in upstate New York, or is that too much winter?

Depends on how far north, and where you are in relation to Lake Ontario and/or Lake Erie. Jet Stream runs through there and its shifts north and south during the winter get you rain/snow, or a spell of clear, but cold weather. Probably similar to Michigan in that regard.

And if you’re east of the larger lakes you get more snow. The Finger Lakes probably generate some interesting micro-climate effects, so there are spots here and there that probably are nicer than others.

82 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 5:54:04am

re: #78 Archangelus

Was just about to ask and suggest, sounds fine on my part.
Also, and i’ll admit i’m not as knowledgeable about NY as i probably should be, why not Queens? Isn’t it real close to Brooklyn and has a big Jewish population?

If you like Korean or Chinese food, head to Flushing. It’s become the go-to place for newly arrived Asian immigrants.

The trouble with NYC (and Long Island) in general is the high cost of living. I’d probably move back to Long Island if I had millions socked away, but as it is, I can only be wistful about growing up there.

83 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 5:54:15am

The people next door are moving out. For the last couple of months, they’ve kept a cat (gotten from who knows where). Another cat looking like the kitten has been hanging around, so she could be the mother? Anyway, when they moved more stuff yesterday, one of the cats got trapped in the apt and was wanting out this morning. Nothing I could do. I just saw a couple of the teens who lived there taking boxes out and they still have more “stuff” to move, including furniture. Plus, the agent from the Klown Kar Realty Co is coming by to “inspect” my apt and I imagine he’s going to have a stroke if he goes in next door and the cat has done its business in there.

We’re not allowed to have cats, so if they don’t take the kitten with them, it’s going to become feral. And I’m allergic to cat dander, not to mention hating litter boxes because in another instance, I was the one who had to always clean it up before it became a total health hazard (and the cat wasn’t mine).

84 Archangelus  Jun 8, 2015 5:54:16am

re: #79 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was winter in upstate NY yesterday morning.
:)

* Reads that*
* Launches new life-long objective to move to upstate *

85 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 5:54:44am

re: #80 Lord Of The Pies

LOL we bought cemetery plots in Queens so we’ll be retiring there for good!

Well, you’ll be in a quiet neighborhood, anyway.

86 Archangelus  Jun 8, 2015 5:59:27am

re: #84 Archangelus

It’s almost 36C outside here right now - even the Land of Always Winter from Game of Thrones is starting to sound appealing as a new residential location right about now..

87 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 6:03:11am

re: #86 Archangelus

It’s almost 36C outside here right now - even the Land of Always Winter from Game of Thrones is starting to sound appealing as a new residential location right about now..

Meanwhile, here in south central China, it’s early June and the temperatures have been in the mid-20s C for weeks now. By this time, the rains should have stopped and the summer heat moved in. Not that I’m complaining.

88 Archangelus  Jun 8, 2015 6:05:37am

re: #86 Archangelus

It’s almost 36C outside here right now - even the Land of Always Winter from Game of Thrones is starting to sound appealing as a new residential location right about now..

And in perfect ironic timing, it appears that the air conditioner has just kicked the bucket… excuse me a moment…

* Walks far away to a secluded room *
*Cries and screams hysterically *

89 Doofus  Jun 8, 2015 6:11:40am

re: #77 Lord Of The Pies

Saratoga Springs NY is a very nice town. Winter is winter, we have the equipment here for that. If you move near one of your children, won’t the other children be jealous?!

90 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 6:15:37am

Heh, only 70 here and rainy. Starting Tues, it’s going to be 90 or over into next week, and all that humidity is going to make it seem ever hotter. And that’s what I dislike most about summer in NC.

91 Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2015 6:16:22am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

We’re thinning the herd down here.

Relocation project still bringing Jewish families to Dothan

dothaneagle.com

92 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 6:17:40am

Throwing this in here, just for the photograph at the top. I have that same color Olivetti manual typewriter in my son’s place back in the States, but with the US-standard keyboard. Quite a treat to see it at the Beeb’s website.

BBC: Who was called ‘A great cow full of ink’?
bbc.com

Gustave Flaubert did not care for George Sand, at all, plus many other literary snipes through the centuries.

93 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 6:26:07am

re: #92 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Haha, I’m still laughing. : ) Prima donnas, every one.

94 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 6:29:54am

re: #93 Justanotherhuman

Haha, I’m still laughing. : ) Prima donnas, every one.

Gore Vidal’s remark about Truman Capote dying: “Good career move.”

Ouch!

95 Great White Snark  Jun 8, 2015 6:30:41am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

California, but BYOB

96 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 6:31:22am

That would be 2 deg Celsius.

BREAKING: G7 leaders back 2 degree climate target

politico.eu

Too little too late? Enforceable across the planet?

97 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 6:38:26am

Goddamn, I love this. Kicking the Republicans when they’re down and don’t want to raise the minimum wage.

Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions

The Labor Department could propose a rule that would raise the current overtime threshold — $23,660 - to as much as $52,000.

The Obama administration is on the verge of possibly doubling the salary levels that would require employers to pay overtime in the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade. And it doesn’t need Congress’s permission.

As early as this week, the Labor Department could propose a rule that would raise the current overtime threshold — $23,660 - to as much as $52,000, extending time and a half overtime pay to millions of American workers. The rule has already come under fire from business and Republican opponents who say it will kill jobs and force employers to cut hours for salaried employees.

“The minimum wage they can’t do,” said Bill Samuel, director of legislative affairs for the AFL-CIO. “This is probably the most significant step they can take to raise wages for millions of workers.”

Read more: politico.com

98 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 6:40:26am

re: #96 Justanotherhuman

That would be 2 deg Celsius.

BREAKING: G7 leaders back 2 degree climate target

politico.eu

Too little too late? Enforceable across the planet?

Short-sighted leaders and citizens will probably prevent anything effective from being done.

Some societies collapsing might have more effect - but generally due to bad reasons such as war, large refugee influxes, and industries shutting down due to this or that reason. An outbreak of Lord Humungus wannabes is not a desirable outcome in my opinion.

99 Great White Snark  Jun 8, 2015 6:43:34am

re: #97 Justanotherhuman

Goddamn, I love this. Kicking the Republicans when they’re down and don’t want to raise the minimum wage.

Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions

The Labor Department could propose a rule that would raise the current overtime threshold — $23,660 - to as much as $52,000.

That’s building a middle class! High five

100 Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2015 6:45:42am

A quick scan of Freep shows heavy condemnation of pool parties and a strong support for biker get-togethers. Apparently the cops in McKinney are far more sensitive to civil rights than those in Waco.

101 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 6:48:18am
102 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 6:54:29am

re: #98 Feline Fearless Leader

And just 2 deg Celsius is predicted to bring, according to this analysis from Berrens in The Netherlands:

In the two-degree world, nobody will think of taking Mediterranean holidays. The movement of people from northern Europe to the Mediterranean is likely to reverse, switching eventually into a mass scramble as Saharan heatwaves sweep across the Med. People everywhere will think twice about moving to the coast. When temperatures were last between 1 and 2C higher than they are now, 125,000 years ago, sea levels were five or six metres higher too. All this “lost” water is in the polar ice that is now melting. Forecasters predict that the “tipping point” for Greenland won’t arrive until average temperatures have risen by 2.7C. The snag is that Greenland is warming much faster than the rest of the world - 2.2 times the global average. “Divide one figure by the other,” says Lynas, “and the result should ring alarm bells across the world. Greenland will tip into irreversible melt once global temperatures rise past a mere 1.2C. The ensuing sea-level ?rise will be far more than the half-metre that ?the IPCC has predicted for the end of the century. Scientists point out that sea levels at the end of the last ice age shot up by a metre every 20 years for four centuries, and that Greenland’s ice, in the words of one glaciologist, is now thinning like mad and flowing much faster than it ought to. Its biggest outflow glacier, Jakobshavn Isbrae, has thinned by 15 metres every year since 1997, and its speed of flow has doubled. At this rate the whole Greenland ice sheet would vanish within 140 years. Miami would disappear, as would most of Manhattan. Central London would be flooded. Bangkok, Bombay and Shanghai would lose most of their area. In all, half of humanity would have to move to higher ground.

globalwarming.berrens.nl

103 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:00:48am

re: #102 Justanotherhuman

That’s simply from the water levels. On top of that you get rain patterns shifting, species migrating (and bringing diseases with them), and lots or areas now flood-prone that were previously safe.

And, of course, you’ll see a lot of resources thrown into a losing battle to save coastal cities via levees and such rather than a rational decision to start a long-term plan to shift to higher ground now.

Because if we successfully planned long-term as a planet-covering society we would have nipped this issue in the bud.

104 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:03:43am

re: #101 Lord Of The Pies

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105 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 7:04:43am

Fallout series (except for Fallout 4 which is available for preorder) is 40%-50% off right now on Steam.

106 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 7:07:15am

Morning.

I have a question. What the hell is up with Texas?

Seems like so much of the crazy is coming out of that state anymore. I don’t get it. Sure, Texas was always the Lone Start state filled with people that saw themselves as the true independents and there was always a little feel for them thinking there was Texas and then the other 49 states.

I’m thinking the politics and politicians of the state have really been a large part of allowing the crazy to get crazier. Did it somehow change it’s focus when “W” became president? Did the election of Obama really set them off and the politicians in the State used that opportunity to drive the divide so that they could see their jobs solidified election after election?

Sure seems Texas is presenting some real bad issues that may be all over this country but Texas is letting it rip.

What up Texas???

107 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 7:09:35am

re: #103 Feline Fearless Leader

…Because if we successfully planned long-term as a planet-covering society we would have nipped this issue in the bud.

That’s galling to me because it would cost far less money and upset to address GCC and energy issues, among others, proactively.

108 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:11:39am

I despise this, also.

109 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 7:11:47am

re: #106 ObserverArt

Speaking of Texas and crazy….an update:

Austin Cop Pepper Sprays Bystander For No Apparent Reason

Edit: Here is a gif and a mp4 of the exact moment the cops went apeshit:

Gif

MP4 Video

110 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:13:00am

Apparently, both Americas are represented at the G7

111 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:13:12am

re: #106 ObserverArt

Morning.

I have a question. What the hell is up with Texas.

Seems like so much of the crazy is coming out of that state anymore. I don’t get it. Sure, Texas was always the Lone Start state filled with people that saw themselves as the true independents and there was always a little feel for them thinking there was Texas and then the other 49 states.

I’m thinking the politics and politicians of the state have really been a large part of allowing the crazy to get crazier. Did it somehow change it’s focus when “W” became president? Did the election of Obama really set them off and the politicians in the State used that opportunity to drive the divide so that they could see their jobs solidified election after election?

Sure seems Texas is presenting some real bad issues that may be all over this country but Texas is letting it rip.

What up Texas???

Actually I could see this McKinney thing happening in about any state in the Union.

112 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 7:14:28am

I forgot to renew my library books and now they’re all overdue :(

113 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:14:48am

re: #107 Higgs Boson’s Mate

That’s galling to me because it would cost far less money and upset to address GCC and energy issues, among others, proactively.

Look how we handle healthcare in the US. And this is with it well-known that preventative care is much cheaper and efficient. Our wretched “morals” and concentration on short-term cash cows get in the way.

114 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 7:15:11am

re: #109 Dr. Matt

Speaking of Texas and crazy….an update:

Austin Cop Pepper Sprays Bystander For No Apparent Reason

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Not to mention the multiple counts of assault for running people down with horses and the vandalism of someone’s cell phone.

115 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:15:16am

re: #112 Lord Of The Pies

I forgot to renew my library books and now they’re all overdue :(

Socialist moocher.
/ ;P

116 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:16:49am

re: #111 Feline Fearless Leader

Actually I could see this McKinney thing happening in about any state in the Union.

Anybody who calls to complain that there are too many black kids in the neighbor’s pool needs to be ignored.

117 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:17:51am

re: #112 Lord Of The Pies

I forgot to renew my library books and now they’re all overdue :(

^^ Speaking of people who should be pepper sprayed and handcuffed on Youtube.

Scofflaw.
//

118 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:18:39am

Another library offender, probably.
:)

119 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 7:19:39am

re: #117 darthstar

^^ Speaking of people who should be pepper sprayed and handcuffed on Youtube.

Scofflaw.
//

I am such a thug.

120 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:20:35am

re: #119 Lord Of The Pies

I am such a thug.

Thugette.

121 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 7:20:47am

re: #112 Lord Of The Pies

I forgot to renew my library books and now they’re all overdue :(

for shame

122 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 7:21:02am

Florida is quietly snickering at Texas right now.

123 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 7:22:29am

re: #100 Decatur Deb

A quick scan of Freep shows heavy condemnation of pool parties and a strong support for biker get-togethers. Apparently the cops in McKinney are far more sensitive to civil rights than those in Waco.

Pool parties are of the Devil.

/

124 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 7:23:50am

re: #123 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Pool parties are of the Devil.

/

Pool parties are the Devil’s slow cooker.

125 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 7:24:34am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

Doesn’t Florida Man live in Florida? That could be a problem.

/

126 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:24:40am

Actually, I really like this picture of Obama and Merkel. How much of a relief must it be not to have to talk to Bush at these meetings anymore.

127 Lidane  Jun 8, 2015 7:27:44am

re: #122 Dr. Matt

128 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:28:32am

Speaking of library books.

I live/work about 4-5 blocks from a large city library. (Philadelphia Main Branch of the Free Library.) And I never go there. I have a card and everything. However, the branch closes at 5pm and is not open on weekends.

Simply not good hours unless I want to use my lunch break to go over there and peruse books. And doing research work is essentially impossible for the same issues.

129 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 7:29:04am

re: #126 darthstar

130 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 7:29:20am

re: #106 ObserverArt

Morning.

I have a question. What the hell is up with Texas.

Seems like so much of the crazy is coming out of that state anymore. I don’t get it. Sure, Texas was always the Lone Start state filled with people that saw themselves as the true independents and there was always a little feel for them thinking there was Texas and then the other 49 states.

I’m thinking the politics and politicians of the state have really been a large part of allowing the crazy to get crazier. Did it somehow change it’s focus when “W” became president? Did the election of Obama really set them off and the politicians in the State used that opportunity to drive the divide so that they could see their jobs solidified election after election?

Sure seems Texas is presenting some real bad issues that may be all over this country but Texas is letting it rip.

What up Texas???

The residentsl think they are their own sovereign country.

131 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 7:29:30am

re: #128 Feline Fearless Leader

Speaking of library books.

I live/work about 4-5 blocks from a large city library. (Philadelphia Main Branch of the Free Library.) And I never go there. I have a card and everything. However, the branch closes at 5pm and is not open on weekends.

Simply not good hours unless I want to use my lunch break to go over there and peruse books. And doing research work is essentially impossible for the same issues.

Why does it close at 5pm?

132 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 7:30:23am

re: #127 Lidane

My reply: Who hasn’t?

///

133 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:30:34am

re: #131 Timothy Watson

Why does it close at 5pm?

Budgetary if I recall correctly.

134 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 7:30:59am

re: #113 Feline Fearless Leader

Look how we handle healthcare in the US. And this is with it well-known that preventative care is much cheaper and efficient. Our wretched “morals” and concentration on short-term cash cows get in the way.

WE CAN’T TELL PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES—except for women and gays and sex. If they want to smoke themselves to death it is each individual’s business

135 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 7:31:07am

re: #110 darthstar

Apparently, both Americas are represented at the G7

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North & South or something. That is bizarre.

136 FemNaziBitch  Jun 8, 2015 7:32:19am

bbl

137 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 7:33:48am

Charles has been cited by C&L and Daily Banter (and probably others) for his work on uncovering Casebolt’s YouTube account.

138 Lidane  Jun 8, 2015 7:33:55am

re: #134 FemNaziBitch

WE CAN’T TELL PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES—except for women and gays and sex. If they want to smoke themselves to death it is each individual’s business

Welfare queens are irresponsible breeders, having more kids than they can afford and making us pay for them! But the Duggars are pillars of Christian love and charity because shut up!

139 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 7:34:36am

re: #131 Timothy Watson

Why does it close at 5pm?

HURR HURR TAX BREAKS!!!!!

140 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:34:57am

Okay…I watched a few scenes from this. The 14 year old girl getting yanked off the ground and thrown back to the ground and having her face pushed into the ground twice before the cop goes full weight with one knee in her spine is beyond over the top. She was already on the ground.

141 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:36:08am

President Obama says US has known that it has significant vulnerabilities to hacking and discovered recent breach while upgrading old systems
end of alert

142 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:37:10am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

143 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 7:37:46am

Ah - I stand corrected. With school out they went to summer hours and are now open later (9pm) and on weekends.

:(

144 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 7:39:49am

Wingnuts can’t keep their talking points consistent.
HURR HURR OBAMA MADE 92 MILLION PEOPLE UNEMPLOYED!!!!!!

HURR HURR TEH ROBOTS IS COMING TO TAKE AWAY UR BURGERFLIPPIN JERB U LAZY MOOCHER!!!!!!

145 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 7:40:10am

re: #111 Feline Fearless Leader

Actually I could see this McKinney thing happening in about any state in the Union.

Yeah. I didn’t mean just McKinney. Think of all the stuff about Texas we’ve heard over the last 10 years or so. And I emphasize the politics.

Look at the politicians that are in the news and what they are saying. Add in the schoolbooks/education, the attacks on the EPA. Just seems so much rancor in Texas than I ever remember.

It’s almost like Texas is in a race to become the other capitol of the other America.

146 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:40:25am

re: #140 darthstar

I would be livid and wanting to press child abuse charges against the cop if it were my kids.

Child welfare would be called on you if you did it to your own kid.

147 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:41:18am
148 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 7:42:22am

re: #122 Dr. Matt

Florida is quietly snickering at Texas right now.

Lying low so they can get the Jebster elected.

149 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:49:32am
150 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 7:51:07am

Ucccch blocking & muting a bunch of USS Liberty wingnuts

151 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:51:08am

Yes, I remember all this very well in Charlotte. And I never saw a pool at a middle class person’s own house until I went to CA in 1960.

McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools

Backyard pools and private clubs only proliferated after municipal pools were forcibly desegregated.

theatlantic.com

152 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 7:51:40am
153 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:52:56am

Whack!

President Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin must decide if he wants to wreck his country’s economy in effort to recreate glories of the Soviet Empire - @Reuters
end of alert

154 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 7:54:44am

Ralph Nader is still an asshole:

Nader: Hillary Tried to ‘Overcompensate’ for Gender with ‘Shocking’ Militarism
“I think Hillary is not the Hillary of when she was 30 years old. She made peace with the power structure.”

donotlink.com

155 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:55:32am

re: #153 Justanotherhuman

Whack!

President Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin must decide if he wants to wreck his country’s economy in effort to recreate glories of the Soviet Empire - @Reuters
end of alert

Loved watching the bread lines on TV when I was a kid. I thought, I like bread, but that’s crazy.

156 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 7:57:12am

So whatever beer Merkel gave Obama, it was good. He’s smacking down Putin, SCOTUS and the GOP today. Next, he’ll call them the Axis of Idiots.

157 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 7:58:48am

Transcript (because Elizabethan handwriting is illegible to modern readers_

158 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 7:59:25am

The Brief and Tragic Life of Kalief Browder

theatlantic.com

159 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:01:06am

re: #154 Dr. Matt

Ralph Nader is still an asshole:

Nader thinks everyone but him is a sell out and he shows in this instance that he’s a sexist to boot.

160 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 8:01:19am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s out my brother’s way. To the west of his domicile.

161 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 8:03:33am

re: #160 Feline Fearless Leader

I was thinking that it was close to him.

162 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:05:05am

I’m in the middle of reading one of my overdue library books? Return it anyway?

163 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 8:05:15am

re: #88 Archangelus

And in perfect ironic timing, it appears that the air conditioner has just kicked the bucket… excuse me a moment…

* Walks far away to a secluded room *
*Cries and screams hysterically *

Finagle’s Law sure is fun, isn’t it? //

In case you’re wondering Finagle’s Law states, “The perversity of the universe tends towards a maximum.” In layman’s term, “Thing don’t just go wrong. They go weird.”

164 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 8:06:11am

re: #96 Justanotherhuman

That would be 2 deg Celsius.

BREAKING: G7 leaders back 2 degree climate target

politico.eu

Too little too late? Enforceable across the planet?

Yes. No.

165 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 8:07:13am

re: #162 Lord Of The Pies

I’m in the middle of reading one of my overdue library books? Return it anyway?

They might renew over the phone or online.

166 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:10:14am

re: #165 #FergusonFireside

They might renew over the phone or online.

Not books that are already overdue.

I don’t know why I forgot to renew online, they always send a reminder.
(checks email)

I know why, because they sent another reminder to pick-up a book I put on hold & the renew reminder got bundled into the same group of emails so I didn’t realize it was recent.

167 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:11:37am

re: #96 Justanotherhuman

That would be 2 deg Celsius.

BREAKING: G7 leaders back 2 degree climate target

politico.eu

Too little too late? Enforceable across the planet?

Too late? Maybe.

168 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 8:14:55am

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

169 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 8:16:18am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Might have redesigned their webpage and you’re going to a subdomain they’re not using anymore.

170 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 8, 2015 8:16:51am

Latest Game of Thrones episode.

Dayum!

171 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:16:51am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Looks like BofA is messing around with their login interface:

We’re simplifying the way you sign in

Between now and the end of the year, you’ll be able to sign in with one step by entering your Online ID and Passcode on the same page. You’ll no longer need to verify your SiteKey(r) image when you enter your Passcode.

172 calochortus  Jun 8, 2015 8:16:56am

re: #108 Justanotherhuman

I despise this, also.

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Ya know, my dear sister-in-law commented the other day that I would look 10 years younger if I dyed my hair.
Later I spent time really trying to care if look my actual age of 62, or 52 or even 70. I utterly failed. I want to look decent, happy and healthy. Beyond that, no, I don’t care. Besides, I’m too lazy to dye my hair.

173 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:18:04am

re: #172 calochortus

Ya know, my dear sister-in-law commented the other day that I would look 10 years younger if I dyed my hair.
Later I spent time really trying to care if look my actual age of 62, or 52 or even 70. I utterly failed. I want to look decent, happy and healthy. Beyond that, no, I don’t care. Besides, I’m too lazy to dye my hair.

I look younger than my sister who is 4 years younger than I am, because she refuses to color her hair or use moisturizer on her face.

174 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:18:58am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

I just went to bank of america and it worked as normal - https - bankofamerica.com

175 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 8:19:09am

re: #169 Timothy Watson

Might have redesigned their webpage and you’re going to a subdomain they’re not using anymore.

Thanks, yeah the bookmark is probably 4 years old!!!

176 KingKenrod  Jun 8, 2015 8:19:46am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

I just logged in and didn’t get an error, although I got the “We’re simplifying the way you sign in” notice. Maybe update your bookmark?

177 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:21:54am

re: #173 Lord Of The Pies

I look younger than my sister who is 4 years younger than I am, because she refuses to color her hair or use moisturizer on her face.

I read that as 4 years old, not 4 years younger. Doubletake.

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178 calochortus  Jun 8, 2015 8:23:20am

re: #173 Lord Of The Pies

I look younger than my sister who is 4 years younger than I am, because she refuses to color her hair or use moisturizer on her face.

I’ve lived in the West for the vast majority of my life, so I so moisturize things-and use sunscreen, now that we have good ones (unlike in my formative years…)

179 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 8:24:19am

re: #176 KingKenrod

I just logged in and didn’t get an error, although I got the “We’re simplifying the way you sign in” notice. Maybe update your bookmark?

Yep, done. Got in via phone no prob.

Thanks everyone!

180 unproven innocence  Jun 8, 2015 8:25:45am

re: #140 darthstar

Okay…I watched a few scenes from this. The 14 year old girl getting yanked off the ground and thrown back to the ground and having her face pushed into the ground twice before the cop goes full weight with one knee in her spine is beyond over the top. She was already on the ground.

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A few seconds before that, about the 3:00 mark, was more horrifying, imo.

If you can download the 720p file, and view it slo-mo or frame-by-frame, you can see where RageCop grabs her right hand with both of his, swings her about, forcing her to lose her balance. Look for the frame where her left knee and foot have just made contact with the ground. At that moment, her right foot was higher than RageCop’s shoulders because her right leg was blocked by his left leg being intentionally extended at an angle toward the grass. Also, at that moment, he is still using his right hand to prevent her use of her own right hand to break her fall, AND he uses his left hand to push DOWN on her horizontal backside, intentionally accellerating her fall when her head was a mere foot from the sidewalk. She had only her left arm free to prevent her face from smashing hard into the sidewalk.

181 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:26:00am

Seinfeld says, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS KILLING TEH COMEDIES!!!! because you can’t riff on the Nword.

182 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 8:27:25am

re: #144 Lord Of The Pies

Wingnuts can’t keep their talking points consistent.
HURR HURR OBAMA MADE 92 MILLION PEOPLE UNEMPLOYED!!!!!!

HURR HURR TEH ROBOTS IS COMING TO TAKE AWAY UR BURGERFLIPPIN JERB U LAZY MOOCHER!!!!!!

Actually I find their talking points always consistent.

The wingnuts are the superior life form of the universe! You will obey the wingnuts! If you do not obey you will be exterminated! Exterminate! Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!

I’ve always found the Daleks to be the most human of all the Doctor’s opponents.

183 calochortus  Jun 8, 2015 8:28:36am

Well, even if I look old, I still have to do some housework this morning. Since it is going to be 90 today, I think I’ll get that done ASAP while it is still cool.

BBL

184 bratwurst  Jun 8, 2015 8:31:31am

re: #181 Lord Of The Pies

Seinfeld says, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS KILLING TEH COMEDIES!!!! because you can’t riff on the Nword.

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Wow, this is like the FIRST TIME EVER older performers have ever expressed dismay over the tastes of the younger generation. /

185 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:34:04am

re: #181 Lord Of The Pies

Seinfeld says, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS KILLING TEH COMEDIES!!!! because you can’t riff on the Nword.

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Conservatives love to ignore that they’re plenty PC themselves. Need I bring up how Piss Christ was received.

186 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 8:34:49am

re: #54 Lord Of The Pies

So I’m thinking of places to move when retire and came up with these options:

1. Israel (but, WAR)
2. Brooklyn (srsly WTF)
3. Florida (rising sea levels)
4. Canada (winter is coming)
5. Alabama (too many wingnuts)

Canada’s an awful big place.

187 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:34:52am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Conservatives love to ignore that they’re plenty PC themselves. Need I bring up how Piss Christ was received.

Not to mention how they think people who “disrespect” the flag should be beaten and imprisoned.

188 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:35:20am

re: #186 b_sharp

Canada’s an awful big place.

Southwest Ontario (near Toronto)

189 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:35:31am

re: #184 bratwurst

Wow, this is like the FIRST TIME EVER older performers have ever expressed dismay over the tastes of the younger generation. /

No kidding. And I have to disagree with Jerry with all respect to him since Louie C.K is one of the most popular comics out there right now and he’s hardly PC at all. But as I said hearing conservatives complain about political correctness amuses me since they’re all about it when they’re the ones being mocked.

190 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:35:53am

re: #187 Lord Of The Pies

Not to mention how they think people who “disrespect” the flag should be beaten and imprisoned.

Yep.

191 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:38:44am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Conservatives love to ignore that they’re plenty PC themselves. Need I bring up how Piss Christ was received.

That’s completely different because

/

192 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:39:02am

re: #187 Lord Of The Pies

Not to mention how they think people who “disrespect” the flag should be beaten and imprisoned.

That’s completely different because America Freedom.

/

193 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:39:16am

My son wants “Palestine” on his passport, can he do that?

194 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:40:09am

re: #181 Lord Of The Pies

Seinfeld says, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS KILLING TEH COMEDIES!!!! because you can’t riff on the Nword.

If we could go back to joking about Nclangs and rape and stuff like that we would have better values for America and Freedom.

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195 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:41:03am

Political Correctness is a catch all phrase. What some may construe as PC others may construe as basic politeness. I don’t know. I think Seinfeld comes off and granted I have not heard the interview with him and Colin Cowherd but I think he comes off a little bitter here. Older people are always going to find something to complain about the younger generation. Jerry’s parents generation found fault with the Boomers for sure but there are always going to be generational gaps. I am sorry if I come across a little defensive of my generation but I get tired of Boomers and Gen Xers mostly whining about Millenials. We are what we are. Our values shaped by your actions, behaviors, etc.

196 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:41:35am

re: #187 Lord Of The Pies

Not to mention how they think people who “disrespect” the flag should be beaten and imprisoned.

And we should go through all the textbooks and root out anything that mentions slavery or criticizes America or Free enterprise capitalist system.

//

197 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:42:17am

re: #196 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

And we should go through all the textbooks and root out anything that mentions slavery or criticizes America or Free enterprise capitalist system.

//

And yes that too is a form of political correctness. It’s definitely PC to attempt to whitewash history.

198 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:42:17am

re: #195 HappyWarrior

Political Correctness is a catch all phrase. What some may construe as PC others may construe as basic politeness. I don’t know. I think Seinfeld comes off and granted I have not heard the interview with him and Colin Cowherd but I think he comes off a little bitter here. Older people are always going to find something to complain about the younger generation. Jerry’s parents generation found fault with the Boomers for sure but there are always going to be generational gaps. I am sorry if I come across a little defensive of my generation but I get tired of Boomers and Gen Xers mostly whining about Millenials. We are what we are. Our values shaped by your actions, behaviors, etc.

PC complaints are BS.

199 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:43:58am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

And yes that too is a form of political correctness. It’s definitely PC to attempt to whitewash history.

And don’t mention the violent history of Christianity like the Crusades or anything like that or you hate Christianity and are anti-Christian.

/

200 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:44:14am

re: #196 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

And we should go through all the textbooks and root out anything that mentions slavery or criticizes America or Free enterprise capitalist system.

//

HURR HURR COMMON CORE MATH & SCIENCE IS INDOCTRINATIN ARE CHILDRENS 4 COMMUNISM BUT LET’S PUT CREATIONISM & JESUS IN EVERY CLASSROOM!!!!!!!

201 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:45:12am

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

202 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:46:47am

re: #198 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

PC complaints are BS.

I’d say most of them are. The most famous complaint which has sparked the stupid War on Christmas bullshit is “Happy Holidays.” Now with family and friends whose holiday I know of choice is Christmas I’ll probably say “Merry Christmas” but I may slip in Happy Holidays too and there’s a very practical reason for that. IT’s because New Years falls a week after Christmas Day. It’s just like me saying “you guys” instead of all of your names. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year works too of course but it’s lame to get offended over it.

203 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:47:22am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

Was Ted Cruz born yesterday?

204 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:47:58am

re: #199 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

And don’t mention the violent history of Christianity like the Crusades or anything like that or you hate Christianity and are anti-Christian.

/

Yep.

205 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:48:41am

re: #202 HappyWarrior

I’d say most of them are. The most famous complaint which has sparked the stupid War on Christmas bullshit is “Happy Holidays.” Now with family and friends whose holiday I know of choice is Christmas I’ll probably say “Merry Christmas” but I may slip in Happy Holidays too and there’s a very practical reason for that. IT’s because New Years falls a week after Christmas Day. It’s just like me saying “you guys” instead of all of your names. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year works too of course but it’s lame to get offended over it.

Yeah I almost added a qualifier to that. I’m sure there are excesses. But for the most part it’s just a very tiresome wingnut series of whines.

206 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:49:10am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

UNLEASH!!!!!1

207 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:49:16am

As for businesses that do “Happy Holidays”. THat’s not PC run amok, that’s a business trying to reach out to as much possible customers as possible.

208 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 8:49:25am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Malware or AV trying to sell you secure (VPN) access to banks.

209 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:51:19am

re: #205 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Yeah I almost added a qualifier to that. I’m sure there are excesses. But for the most part it’s just a very tiresome wingnut series of whines.

Oh yeah I know what you meant, no sweat. The most annoying is when they say something genuinely racist and their defense is “I’m just not a political correct person like you kids are these days.” And what am I thinking is “Oh, you mean you think it’s okay to be an overt bigot.” But yeah I think most complaints about PC in our modern society are way overblown especially from the ideological descendants of those who censored Lenny Bruce and George Carlin. It’s just funny seeing Fox and other conservatives act like they’re not prudes.

210 Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2015 8:51:21am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

10 months in and Pres. Obama’s anti-ISIS action has failed. We should unleash our air power to destroy ISIS:

Strap into the cockpit or STFU, eh?

211 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:52:24am

This made me LOL.
I only recognized one name on this “Panel” which tells me what the other guys must be like

212 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 8:52:46am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

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Fuck civilian casualties, right Teddy?

213 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:53:05am

re: #193 Lord Of The Pies

My son wants “Palestine” on his passport, can he do that?

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So Jerusalem isn’t in Israel and it isn’t in Palestine. Bibi should have at least cleared this up by now.

214 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:53:06am

Oh and he has a Snowden avi. The icing on the douche cake.

215 Dave In Austin  Jun 8, 2015 8:53:14am

re: #130 FemNaziBitch

The residentsl think they are their own sovereign country.

Yep. Each and every one unto themselves.

You should drive among them sometime.

(Half)/

216 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:53:20am

re: #211 Lord Of The Pies

This made me LOL.
I only recognized one name on this “Panel” which tells me what the other guys must be like

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Never has a fantasy book been so popular with conservatives.

217 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:53:46am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

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We’ve been bombing the living fuck out of Isis targets for the past year, Ted.

218 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:54:02am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Never has a fantasy book been so popular with conservatives.

I prefer the one that has orcs.

219 Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2015 8:54:16am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

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Shock and “awww damnit, that didn’t work”.

220 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:54:20am

re: #217 darthstar

We’ve been bombing the living fuck out of Isis targets for the past year, Ted.

You have to excuse Ted, he’s been too busy for President that he hasn’t attended many meetings on the subject.

221 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:54:28am

re: #211 Lord Of The Pies

This made me LOL.
I only recognized one name on this “Panel” which tells me what the other guys must be like

Weren’t wingnuts just complaining the other day about how liberals don’t live in the real world with Facts and all like that but Here is are awesome and all inspiring Who Is John Galt panel?

/

222 BlueSpotinAL  Jun 8, 2015 8:54:32am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

If your computer clock is not correct, you can get this message.

223 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 8:54:35am

re: #218 Lord Of The Pies

I prefer the one that has orcs.

That one was more realistic.

224 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 8:55:10am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

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Good grief. US troop strength in Iraq peaked at over 100,000 in 2007 - four years after we invaded.

225 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:56:27am

re: #217 darthstar

We’ve been bombing the living fuck out of Isis targets for the past year, Ted.

Didn’t Obama ask Congress for a war authorization? Did Cruz push to approve that?

226 Drive By Commenter  Jun 8, 2015 8:56:36am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Pandering to the “Kill ‘Em All” base that thinks it ok to bomb everyone. And then wonder why you have more enemies. Thier hatred of Muslims in general do the work of Daesh here. Cruz. Cuban. Born in Canada. Wants to be Texan Evangelical. And more. Much more.

227 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 8:58:08am

re: #211 Lord Of The Pies

This made me LOL.
I only recognized one name on this “Panel” which tells me what the other guys must be like

The Atlas Society. Lol.

228 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 8:58:22am
229 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:58:56am
230 Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2015 8:59:02am

re: #225 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Didn’t Obama ask Congress for a war authorization? Did Cruz push to approve that?

“Use of Military Force”. Cruz wouldn’t follow the President if he was leading the way out of a burning senate cafeteria.

231 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 8:59:49am

It doesn’t surprise me that Christie may have violated the rules on grand jury testimony.

232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 9:00:09am

re: #211 Lord Of The Pies

This made me LOL.
I only recognized one name on this “Panel” which tells me what the other guys must be like

This panel session will celebrate the revolutionary and inventive spirit represented by John Galt. Keynote speakers James, O’Keefe III, Ladar Levison, and David Harriman will be joined by M.C. and headliner Ben Swann, creator of the Truth in Media Project. Mr. O’Keefe will discuss his tactics and successes as a guerilla videographer.

All the lols. Guerilla videographer.

Oh, is that what they call it?

/

233 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:01:27am

re: #232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

All the lols. Guerilla videographer.

Oh, is that what they call it?

/

Chucky (who?) has a sad he was not invited.

234 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 9:01:48am

Has anyone seen Kids for Cash the documentary about the two Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges? Horrifying. The judge’s smug attitude really pissed me off. I hope he never gets out of prison alive.

235 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 9:02:29am

re: #232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

All the lols. Guerilla videographer.

Oh, is that what they call it?

/

Now look who’s being PC now. What they call guerrilla photographer, others might call a professional bullshit artist.

236 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2015 9:04:12am

re: #232 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

All the lols. Guerilla videographer.

Oh, is that what they call it?

/

Guerrilla videographer sounds more like a National Georgraphic job opening.

237 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2015 9:04:31am

re: #233 Lord Of The Pies

Chucky (who?) has a sad he was not invited.

I wonder if he’ll try to crash the party.

238 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 9:04:33am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

I got that message, too, and I don’t bank online.

239 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:06:30am

re: #237 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if he’ll try to crash the party.

If Chucky tries to crash a party, and he can’t Tweet about it, was he ever there?

240 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 9:06:34am

re: #201 Lord Of The Pies

Because that has always worked out so well in the past!

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Freaking idiot. Wars can’t be won from the air, unless you use atomic weapons. But reducing your opponent to radioactive glass isn’t victory.

The point of war is to get your opponent to do what you want, and ‘Die!’ is a poor thing to want.

And seriously, as I’ve pointed out before, why are we freaking out over a larger than average street gang? They have no industry. They have no power projection. They have no armour, aircraft nor artillery. They can’t even reach us for crying’ out lout.

So why are they a danger to us at the Warsaw Pact level?

241 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 9:06:59am

re: #208 b_sharp

I deleted the bookmark & am able to access via just the reg bofa site.

242 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 9:11:32am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Never has a fantasy book been so popular with conservatives.

made me think of this quotation.

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

243 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 9:12:13am

re: #221 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Weren’t wingnuts just complaining the other day about how liberals don’t live in the real world with Facts and all like that but Here is are awesome and all inspiring Who Is John Galt panel?

/

The wingnuts can see the ‘facts’ but they can’t evaluate, analyse and draw accurate conclusions from them.

They choose the ‘facts’ that seemingly agree with their positions eg. race realism, The Bell Curve, but go no further. The left of center, on the other hand has already evaluated, analysed and drawn conclusions from those same ‘facts’ and are preparing to act on it.

There is a reason most scientists are left of center and it isn’t because they’ve been brainwashed by liberal elites.

244 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 9:13:16am

re: #242 Romantic Heretic

made me think of this quotation.

Yep I was thinking of that when I said that heh.

245 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 9:13:37am
246 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 9:15:17am

re: #245 Justanotherhuman

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Firing him will make him eligible for a Fox News gig.

He should be charged.

247 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:15:29am
248 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 9:16:23am

About to go medieval on some bureaucrats.

249 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 9:16:28am

So fucking true, And the KKK isn’t the only outfit that gets to do it, either. Any of them, as long as they’re white, are allowed, and can carry guns while they’re at it, out in public.

250 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:17:07am

Let me guess here, Dim Jim takes the side of the police!
(Can’t click on Gatewaypundit here because he has NSFW ads at his site)

251 Drive By Commenter  Jun 8, 2015 9:17:08am
252 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 9:18:11am

re: #248 Timothy Watson

About to go medieval on some bureaucrats.

Have fun. Make sure you put plastic on the carpet first.

253 danarchy  Jun 8, 2015 9:18:27am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Looks like their ssl cert expired yesterday. You’d think a place like BoA would be on top of that sort of thing. I wouldn’t trust it until they get the cert updated.

254 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 9:19:08am

re: #240 Romantic Heretic

ISIS has artillery and armor. They may have aircraft. This year old article from Business Insider lists some to ht weapons that ISIS had already captured then. There are rumors to the effect that ISIS pilots are training in captured Syrian MiG fighters. The fighters are older versions.

Arms and ammunition have been pouring into the region for decades. It’s the only place in the world where you could equip an army with stuff you found.

255 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 9:19:25am

re: #251 Drive By Commenter

Speaking of out of control cops…. Finally.

Yeah, but will he be convicted?

256 BlueSpotinAL  Jun 8, 2015 9:19:55am

re: #241 #FergusonFireside

I deleted the bookmark & am able to access via just the reg bofa site.

Good idea. While a clock being wrong could cause this message (for future reference - the first thing to check), the security certificate expired yesterday, which is why you did not get this message before with that link.

257 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 9:29:52am

re: #253 danarchy

TY

258 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 9:31:39am

re: #254 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Do they have working armour? Have they the spare parts, the maintenance crews, the ammunition to use them? The same questions apply for artillery.

I’ve no doubt they have mortars for mortars are much simpler weapons than artillery and armour but not much more than that.

If Daesh has aircraft those aren’t yet being used. I’ve not heard a single report about them. Not that they would last long. AWACS would pick them up before they rotated off the runway and there’d be an AMRAAM up their ass within five minutes. If Daesh hasn’t reported bombing people and the Allies haven’t reported any knockdowns after a year I’m inclined not to believe the Business Insider article.

My question stands; Why is Daesh considered an existential threat to The West when it can’t even reach us and it hasn’t the infrastructure to create a military that can do us any real harm?

259 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 8, 2015 9:37:00am

re: #258 Romantic Heretic

Do they have working

My question stands; Why is Daesh considered an existential threat to The West when it can’t even reach us and it hasn’t the infrastructure to create a military that can do us any real harm?

Because Americans havea a visceral reaction to the thought of ISIS terrorists coming over, beheading us and selling our daughters into slavery.

260 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:37:18am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (OBAMA DERANGEMENT CATEGORY)==>

261 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 9:37:38am

re: #250 Lord Of The Pies

Let me guess here, Dim Jim takes the side of the police!
(Can’t click on Gatewaypundit here because he has NSFW ads at his site)

How very good family values of Dim Jim.

/

262 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 9:39:03am

re: #260 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (OBAMA DERANGEMENT CATEGORY)==>

How is Obama only still in the process of destroying America? He’s been in office six years. Plenty long enough to destroy America if he wanted to.

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263 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 9:40:44am

re: #250 Lord Of The Pies

Let me guess here, Dim Jim takes the side of the police!
(Can’t click on Gatewaypundit here because he has NSFW ads at his site)

He also has Dana Gunz in his tweet, which doesn’t sound promising…

264 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2015 9:41:00am

re: #260 Lord Of The Pies

Better graphic design than most of their stupid memes.

265 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:41:12am

re: #262 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

How is Obama only still in the process of destroying America? He’s been in office six years. Plenty long enough to destroy America if he wanted to.

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HURR HURR HEAR IS HOW OBAMA DISRESPECTS AMRICIA!!!!! MOAST UNPATRIOTIC PRESIDENT EVER1!!!!!

266 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 9:41:24am

re: #258 Romantic Heretic

They have the people that we and the Soviets trained to maintain the stuff. How effective they are at keeping the gear in the field remains to be seen. There’s so much hardware floating around in the region that it may be some time before maintenance becomes an issue for them.

ISIS isn’t an existential threat to the West. It could serve as the beginning of a huge shakeup in the ME,

267 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 9:42:40am

re: #264 Eclectic Cyborg

Better graphic design than most of their stupid memes.

That’s because they photoshopped Obama’s head on to some copyrighted graphic illustration.

268 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 9:43:35am

re: #265 Lord Of The Pies

HURR HURR HEAR IS HOW OBAMA DISRESPECTS AMRICIA!!!!! MOAST UNPATRIOTIC PRESIDENT EVER1!!!!!

Y has Obummer never been to France Normandy??!11

269 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 9:48:01am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Now look who’s being PC now. What they call guerrilla photographer, others might call a professional bullshit artist.

They prefer the term “Stand-up philosopher”.

270 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 9:49:11am

re: #268 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Right-wing flow chart:
1. If Obama doesn’t show up someplace for a given event, he’s being anti-American/Anti-Patriotic.
2. If Obama DOES show up someplace for a given event, he’s wasting taxpayers dollars and is just trying to make the event about himself.

271 urbanmeemaw  Jun 8, 2015 9:50:38am

re: #10 Justanotherhuman

I was raised on 78’s of Benny Goodman (who also did 1:00 Jump), Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Bix Beiderbecke. Dad had a 33 rpm of Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall, which included a fierce “Sing, Sing, Sing” and incredible drum solo by Gene Krupa. My 46 year old brother, who is a drummer, was influenced by that record. I took clarinet lessons after seeing the Benny Goodman Story when I was in third grade.

272 Mike Lamb  Jun 8, 2015 9:51:27am

re: #260 Lord Of The Pies

Treasonous Punk Thug sounds like a great name for a Sublime-like band. And “Selling Out America” would be awesome for their first album.

273 JadeHelmCurious  Jun 8, 2015 9:56:40am

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

So I’m pretty sure that McKinley cop just practices doing barrel rolls like all damned day.

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That shit was straight up muscle memory, that guy does just does that all the time, runs and falls down for no good fucking reason and rolls through it because he thinks it looks totally ninja. I guarantee it.

#bluebarrelrollsmatter

274 Drive By Commenter  Jun 8, 2015 9:57:13am

re: #255 Justanotherhuman

Yeah, but will he be convicted?

At least he’s up on charges. We shall see.

275 Tigger2  Jun 8, 2015 9:57:48am

re: #97 Justanotherhuman

Goddamn, I love this. Kicking the Republicans when they’re down and don’t want to raise the minimum wage.

Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions

The Labor Department could propose a rule that would raise the current overtime threshold — $23,660 - to as much as $52,000.

The Obama administration is on the verge of possibly doubling the salary levels that would require employers to pay overtime in the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade. And it doesn’t need Congress’s permission.

As early as this week, the Labor Department could propose a rule that would raise the current overtime threshold — $23,660 - to as much as $52,000, extending time and a half overtime pay to millions of American workers. The rule has already come under fire from business and Republican opponents who say it will kill jobs and force employers to cut hours for salaried employees.

“The minimum wage they can’t do,” said Bill Samuel, director of legislative affairs for the AFL-CIO. “This is probably the most significant step they can take to raise wages for millions of workers.”

Read more: politico.com

Anything helping the middle class and poor or anything moving the Country forward is “A Job killer” to the Republicans it’s how they scare their rubes.

276 Lidane  Jun 8, 2015 9:58:10am

re: #270 Dr. Matt

Right-wing flow chart:
1. If Obama doesn’t show up someplace for a given event, he’s being anti-American/Anti-Patriotic.
2. If Obama DOES show up someplace for a given event, he’s wasting taxpayers dollars and is just trying to make the event about himself.

3. ????

4. PROFIT!

277 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 9:58:32am

re: #208 b_sharp

Malware or AV trying to sell you secure (VPN) access to banks.

b_sharp.

I see you are flying the new logo at your site. Nice.

Might I offer a suggestion? Maybe add a little extra space above and below the logo in the header. It might be a bit pinched.

278 William Lewis  Jun 8, 2015 9:59:43am

re: #181 Lord Of The Pies

Seinfeld says, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS KILLING TEH COMEDIES!!!! because you can’t riff on the Nword.

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Unfunny comedian says what?

/seriously, I never understood how people could watch that bunch be assholes to each other and call it funny.

279 Lidane  Jun 8, 2015 10:00:59am

More RWNJ minority outreach:

280 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:01:08am

re: #275 Tigger2

Anything helping the middle class and poor or anything moving the Country forward is “A Job killer” to the Republicans it’s how they scare their rubes.

Jobkilling regulationz!!!! How come we cants have more machines to replace the workers????

281 Lidane  Jun 8, 2015 10:02:27am

re: #278 William Lewis

Unfunny comedian says what?

/seriously, I never understood how people could watch that bunch be assholes to each other and call it funny.

I never got into Seinfeld. I can watch YouTube clips of small bits of the show, but every time I ever tried watching an episode when it was on, I’d get bored and go do something else.

Same thing with Friends. I didn’t watch that either.

282 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 10:04:09am

re: #279 Lidane

More RWNJ minority outreach:

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Wait, I thought that according to wingnut dogma, rape didn’t cause pregnancy?

283 Ace-o-aces  Jun 8, 2015 10:04:10am
284 unproven innocence  Jun 8, 2015 10:04:11am

re: #280 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Jobkilling regulationz!!!! How come we cants have more machines to replace the workers????

The machines have not quite figured out how, so far.

285 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:04:28am

re: #281 Lidane

I never got into Seinfeld. I can watch YouTube clips of small bits of the show, but every time I ever tried watching an episode when it was on, I’d get bored and go do something else.

Same thing with Friends. I didn’t watch that either.

Well I’ll admit I did. Probably saw every episode at least 80 times.

Then suddenly couldn’t watch it anymore a few years back. That’ll happen when you’ve seen each episode 95 times.

286 teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2015 10:05:30am

The new LGF RSS Feeds feature is a nice step up, especially on my iPad 2. Me likey!

287 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:05:49am

re: #279 Lidane

More RWNJ minority outreach:

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That’s an attack on immigrants from Muslim & Hindu countries.

More race realism for you folks.

288 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:06:59am

re: #286 teleskiguy

The new LGF RSS Feeds feature is a nice step up, especially on my iPad 2. Me likey!

You must be an American, you speak funny.

289 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:07:28am

re: #265 Lord Of The Pies

HURR HURR HEAR IS HOW OBAMA DISRESPECTS AMRICIA!!!!! MOAST UNPATRIOTIC PRESIDENT EVER1!!!!!

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How many times did Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and the Bushes commemorate D-Day? I know Reagan was in Normandy for the 40th anniversary but other than that. This is just a classic wingnut fauxrage.

290 wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2015 10:08:28am

Tiny pony and tiny child, but big pic. I had to shrink it.

Lots more pony pics at the link.

291 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 10:08:48am

re: #285 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Well I’ll admit I did. Probably saw every episode at least 80 times.

Then suddenly couldn’t watch it anymore a few years back. That’ll happen when you’ve seen each episode 95 times.

Yeah, I didn’t watch it when it originally aired but it used to be on syndication on the local FOX affiliate two or three times a day and I’ve probably seen each episode at least 20 times each (except for, maybe, the one where Susan dies and the Puerto Rican Day parade one).

292 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 10:09:11am

re: #289 HappyWarrior

How many times did Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and the Bushes commemorate D-Day? I know Reagan was in Normandy for the 40th anniversary but other than that. This is just a classic wingnut fauxrage.

snopes.com

293 William Lewis  Jun 8, 2015 10:09:24am

re: #271 urbanmeemaw

I was raised on 78’s of Benny Goodman (who also did 1:00 Jump), Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Bix Beiderbecke. Dad had a 33 rpm of Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall, which included a fierce “Sing, Sing, Sing” and incredible drum solo by Gene Krupa. My 46 year old brother, who is a drummer, was influenced by that record. I took clarinet lessons after seeing the Benny Goodman Story when I was in third grade.

“Sing Sing Sing” at Carnegie Hall was great but it was Jess Stacy’s piano solo that really made that set. He wasn’t expecting the nod but brought the song to another level.

Gotta go pull that up on the computer, such a great take.

294 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:09:51am

re: #279 Lidane

More RWNJ minority outreach:

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She’s going to be another Phyillis Schalfry in 30 years. Must be lonely being that hateful huh Ann? I am going to enjoy seeing her face when we elect a child of Hispanic immigrants.

295 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:10:17am

re: #265 Lord Of The Pies

HURR HURR HEAR IS HOW OBAMA DISRESPECTS AMRICIA!!!!! MOAST UNPATRIOTIC PRESIDENT EVER1!!!!!

[Embedded content]

snopes.com

296 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 10:10:49am

re: #278 William Lewis

Unfunny comedian says what?

/seriously, I never understood how people could watch that bunch be assholes to each other and call it funny.

Probably unpopular, but I agree with you.

Fact is, I have never watched one episode of Seinfeld. I never liked him as a stand up. I always thought he was smarmy instead of funny.

To each his own.

297 urbanmeemaw  Jun 8, 2015 10:10:57am

re: #293 William Lewis

I’ll have to pull it up, too. Thanks for the reminder.

298 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:11:45am

re: #292 Timothy Watson

snopes.com

Yeah just as I figured. A fake outrage. Not that I don’t appreciate what was accomplished on D-Day. I truly do but there were many battles in WWII. I am getting tired of the wingnuts using the sacrifices of the troops to attack Obama. It’s lame and it’s fucking cowardly.

299 teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2015 10:12:04am

re: #288 b_sharp

You must be an American, you speak funny.

I can speak however I please, dagnabbit! I’m murkan, t’warnt for our forefathers and Jesus we’d all be slaves!

300 Kragar  Jun 8, 2015 10:13:17am

re: #296 ObserverArt

Probably unpopular, but I agree with you.

Fact is, I have never watched one episode of Seinfeld. I never liked him as a stand up. I always thought he was smarmy instead of funny.

To each his own.

I can honestly say I’ve never sat thru a full episode of Seinfeld.

301 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:13:41am

re: #299 teleskiguy

I can speak however I please, dagnabbit! I’m murkan, t’warnt for our forefathers and Jesus we’d all be slaves!

I think you have ski bindings in your mouth. I didn’t understand a word you said.

302 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:13:55am

re: #296 ObserverArt

Probably unpopular, but I agree with you.

Fact is, I have never watched one episode of Seinfeld. I never liked him as a stand up. I always thought he was smarmy instead of funny.

To each his own.

I liked the show but everyone’s got different tastes. But I think with Seinfeld the show that is, it was probably more Larry David’s influence than Jerry himself given I liked Curb Your Enthusiasm as well but everyone’s got different tastes so there’s no shame in not liking Jerry Seinfeld. I think he comes off unbelievably bitter here and I would as I said above disagree with him that today’s college kids are too PC given that Louie CK is one of the most popular among them and many of these kids have grown up on shows like South Park, Family Guy, etc.

303 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:14:40am

re: #300 Kragar

I can honestly say I’ve never sat thru a full episode of Seinfeld.

If you add up all the 10 or 15 second bits I’ve seen it may add up to the 20 minutes of a complete show.

304 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:15:56am

re: #292 Timothy Watson

snopes.com

HURR HURR U CAN’T TRUST TEH LIBRUL SOROS SNOAPS!!!1!! LIES!!!!!! RONALD REAGAN WENT TO EVERY DDAY EVENT FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFE OF PATRIOTIC PATRIOTISM!!!!!! THIS IS WAHT A PATROIT LOOKS LIKE!!!1!1!!!

305 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:16:57am
306 Justanotherhuman  Jun 8, 2015 10:17:38am

re: #303 b_sharp

Bitter because his 15 mins is up, I’d think.

307 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:18:36am

re: #306 Justanotherhuman

Bitter because his 15 mins is up, I’d think.

Likely.

308 wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2015 10:18:56am
309 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:18:58am

Chucky: never have someone’s 15 minutes ended to completely and abruptly.

310 teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2015 10:19:42am

I read somewhere that when all is said and done with Seinfeld the TV show running its syndication course, it’ll have made Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David billionaires. Just a single billion but a billion nonetheless. Jerry Seinfeld’s worth $824 million at present.

So much for a show that, IMO, had its moments but on the whole was mean-spirited and unremarkable.

311 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:20:09am

re: #308 wrenchwench

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When you say it was an attempt to enforce Shariah Law, you lose anyone sane Spencer. So can it with the overly dramatic bullshit. You and Pam get called out because you’re against the first amendment for American Muslims. It’s got shit little to do with Shariah law and more with the fact that you’re authoritarian assholes.

312 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 10:20:22am

re: #304 Lord Of The Pies

HURR HURR U CAN’T TRUST TEH LIBRUL SOROS SNOAPS!!!1!! LIES!!!!!! RONALD REAGAN WENT TO EVERY DDAY EVENT FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFE OF PATRIOTIC PATRIOTISM!!!!!! THIS IS WAHT A PATROIT LOOKS LIKE!!!1!1!!!

313 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:20:29am

re: #305 Lord Of The Pies

Is this at CCJ’s site? I can’t see the twitters because work.

314 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:21:55am

re: #309 Lord Of The Pies

Chucky: never have someone’s 15 minutes ended to completely and abruptly.

Never even got to have his full fifteen. He got cutoff at like 12:36.

315 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 10:23:18am

re: #312 b_sharp

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One’s a former Republican and the other’s a Canuck IIRC.

316 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:23:26am

re: #312 b_sharp

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Waaaah liberals crushed my memes. And if I recalll the husband and wife that run Scopes are either a self described independent and I think one might even be an admitted Republican too. Crying Snopes is liberally biased is the last refuge of right wing scondrel who knows he’s busted. Really this is such a fucking fake outrage and such a cynical and disgusting way of using the sacrifices done on D-Day to attack President Obama.

317 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 10:23:46am

re: #312 b_sharp

factcheck.org

Q: Is snopes.com run by “very Democratic” proprietors? Did they lie to discredit a State Farm insurance agent who attacked Obama?

We asked David [Mikkelson]. He told us that Barbara is a Canadian citizen, and as such isn’t allowed to vote here or contribute money to U.S. candidates. As for him, “My sole involvement in politics is on Election Day to go out and vote. I’ve never joined a party, worked for a campaign or donated money to a candidate.”

“You’d be hard-pressed to find two more apolitical people,” David Mikkelson said. We checked online to see if he had given money to any federal candidates, and nothing turned up. Mikkelson even faxed us a copy of his voter registration form. He asked us not to post an image of it here, but we can confirm that it shows he declined to state a party affiliation when he registered last year, and also that when he registered in 2000 he did so as a Republican.

Do the snopes.com articles reveal a political bias? We reviewed a sampling of their political offerings, including some on rumors about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, and we found them to be utterly poker-faced. David does say that the site receives more complaints that it is too liberal than that it is too conservative. Nevertheless, he says, “We apply the same debunking standards to both sides.”

318 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:23:49am

re: #315 Timothy Watson

One’s a former Republican and the other’s a Canuck IIRC.

Yeah I remembered reading that too.

319 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:24:01am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, DISS DETROIT CATEGORY==>
Dumbass, this is a CURRENT photo from December 2014!

320 wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2015 10:24:44am

re: #311 HappyWarrior

When you say it was an attempt to enforce Shariah Law, you lose anyone sane Spencer. So can it with the overly dramatic bullshit. You and Pam get called out because you’re against the first amendment for American Muslims. It’s got shit little to do with Shariah law and more with the fact that you’re authoritarian assholes.

When I heard there was someone going after Pamz (which may or may not be true), I said, ‘Who can blame them?’

321 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:24:48am

re: #319 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, DISS DETROIT CATEGORY==>
Dumbass, this is a CURRENT photo from December 2014!

By “capitalism” do they mean “government defense contracts”?

322 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:25:03am

re: #317 Dr. Matt

factcheck.org

Q: Is snopes.com run by “very Democratic” proprietors? Did they lie to discredit a State Farm insurance agent who attacked Obama?

They do a very good job and if they’re pissing off hyper left and right wing partisans off in the process, they’re doing their job.

323 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:26:38am

re: #321 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

By “capitalism” do they mean “government defense contracts”?

I don’t know how many government defense contractors are employed in Detroit. Most of the jobs here are automotive related.

There is the US Army Tank Command but they don’t employ as many civilians as the GM Tech Center next door.

324 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 10:26:52am

re: #319 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, DISS DETROIT CATEGORY==>
Dumbass, this is a CURRENT photo from December 2014!

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Even a 5-year-old has a halfway decent ability to date a photograph by the clarity, coloring, resolution, etc.

325 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:28:09am

re: #324 Timothy Watson

Even a 5-year-old has a halfway decent ability to date a photograph by the clarity, coloring, resolution, etc.

LOL all you have to do is zoom in on the vehicles to see they’re new model SUVs.

326 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:29:14am

re: #325 Lord Of The Pies

LOL all you have to do is zoom in on the vehicles to see they’re new model SUVs.

It’s obviously a modern photo. Glad to see they’re admitting that Detroit isn’t the hellhole caricature they paint it is. Oh wait.//

327 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 10:30:00am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

They do a very good job and if they’re pissing off hyper left and right wing partisans off in the process, they’re doing their job.

Or do they discredit Republicans more because Republicans lie more often?

328 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:30:24am

re: #326 HappyWarrior

It’s obviously a modern photo. Glad to see they’re admitting that Detroit isn’t the hellhole caricature they paint it is. Oh wait.//

Here’s a ground-level view.

The Quicken Loans building tells you it’s recent.

329 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:30:42am

re: #327 Feline Fearless Leader

Or do they discredit Republicans more because Republicans lie more often?

That could be the case too.

330 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:31:11am

re: #328 Lord Of The Pies

Here’s a ground-level view.

The Quicken Loans building tells you it’s recent.

Thanks. So tired of these stupid wingnut memes.

331 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 10:31:43am

re: #305 Lord Of The Pies

TBogg @tbogg

Headline story for 3 day now — 6 comments total. None of them in the “I am Spartacus” vein. Commence laughing.

I forgot I had done this shop. So, the fact that it all came true and seeing your tweet I thought it time to bring it back up to celebrate with a little extra added to it!

332 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:32:05am

Dana being derpy, as usual

333 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:33:08am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

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As said last night, lots of lectures about children at a pool fucking party and none for the parents of a child molester. Fucking right wing bigoted child molester coddling pieces of shit.

334 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:33:16am

re: #323 Lord Of The Pies

I don’t know how many government defense contractors are employed in Detroit. Most of the jobs here are automotive related.

There is the US Army Tank Command but they don’t employ as many civilians as the GM Tech Center next door.

Yeah I meant the role of the automakers in churning out military stuff during WWII.

335 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:33:17am

When you were a teenager did your parents have to accompany you everywhere you went?

Dana why don’t you ask where were the parents of Josh Duggar while he was molesting little girls?

336 Romantic Heretic  Jun 8, 2015 10:33:26am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

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My eyes rolled so hard I could see my brain.

337 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 10:33:45am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

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I REMEMBER IN MY DAY WHEN KIDS DIDN’T NEED TO BE BABYSAT CONSTANTLY AND BOYS COULD BE BOYS!

WAIT, THERE’S BLACK KIDS WALKING DOWN THE STREET!!1! WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS!?!?!!?

338 gwangung  Jun 8, 2015 10:34:19am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

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They’re flipping you off, Dana, because you’re calling invited guests “trespassers”, but, as usual, you don’t pay any attention to facts that don’t fit your bigoted world view.

339 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:34:32am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

Partying on Private Property!!!!!

I hope Dana found a good fainting couch.

340 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:35:10am

re: #338 gwangung

They’re flipping you off, Dana, because you’re calling invited guests “trespassers”, but, as usual, you don’t pay any attention to facts that don’t fit your bigoted world view.

She never does. She’s too busy trying to be the first human to marry a gun to actually pay attention to little things called facts and contexts.

341 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:35:34am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

The blah kids must be supervised at all times in Dana’s world.

342 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:36:23am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

Where are their passes to be away from the plantation?!?!??!

343 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:36:46am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

She never does. She’s too busy trying to be the first human to marry a gun and have gun babies to actually pay attention to little things called facts and contexts.

ftfy

344 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 10:36:53am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

345 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:37:06am

re: #342 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Where are their passes to be away from the plantation?!?!??!

LOL somebody Tweet that to Dana.

346 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:37:49am

re: #328 Lord Of The Pies

Here’s a ground-level view.

The Quicken Loans building tells you it’s recent.

Now we just need a hatchling troll to show up and

Haven’t you ever heard of File Photo you’re distracting from the STORY!!!!1

347 TedStriker  Jun 8, 2015 10:39:43am

re: #168 #FergusonFireside

Da fuq?

I have B of A on my bookmark bar in chrome, just tried to sign in and got this message. Anyone have an idea?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from safe.bankofamerica.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

re: #169 Timothy Watson

Might have redesigned their webpage and you’re going to a subdomain they’re not using anymore.

Just checked by logging into my account; got in just fine with no errors or warnings.

May be better just to log in through the main page: bankofamerica.com.

348 Lidane  Jun 8, 2015 10:43:06am

re: #294 HappyWarrior

She’s going to be another Phyillis Schalfry in 30 years. Must be lonely being that hateful huh Ann? I am going to enjoy seeing her face when we elect a child of Hispanic immigrants.

I will rupture something laughing if Hillary chooses someone like Julian Castro as her VP and then wins. Ann Coulter and the rest of the hateful RWNJs will go into fits of CAPSLOCK RAEG ZOMG if the US goes from having its first black POTUS to its first female POTUS and first Latino VPOTUS.

It will be glorious.

349 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:44:28am

re: #348 Lidane

I will rupture something laughing if Hillary chooses someone like Julian Castro as her VP and then wins. Ann Coulter and the rest of the hateful RWNJs will go into fits of CAPSLOCK RAEG ZOMG if the US goes from having its first black POTUS to its first female POTUS and first Latino VPOTUS.

It will be glorious.

What’s great is I think there’s a great possibility of it happening. Ann is going ot lose her mind even more if that happens and it will be great.

350 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 10:45:59am

Did anyone ever figure out who the big white dude that was following around the police in that McKinney video was?

I figured he was a local resident and probably the person that called the cops and also had the largest stick up his ass. So, he had to make sure the cops got all the perps and wanted to make sure they did it right.

I bet he can do a mean belly flop in that pool! /

351 #FergusonFireside  Jun 8, 2015 10:46:28am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

They do a very good job and if they’re pissing off hyper left and right wing partisans off in the process, they’re doing their job.

They’ve saved a lot of Grandparents from death by fear.

352 Dr. Matt  Jun 8, 2015 10:46:57am

Blistering comment left at goatnewz:

Chuck, it seems like it was only yesterday that you were being profiled by several high traffic news outlets. All that great publicity — you could have used it to lift your life up out of what you’ve been doing, i.e., rooting around for low-rent scandals and dirt.

For cryin’ out loud, you got absolutely nothing for all that priceless, one-in-a-lifetime national publicity. Joe the Plumber was able to profit from his publicity. Ditto Kato Kaelin, Sandra Fluke, James O’keefe, Joey Buttafoucco, Bristol Palin ……..

But not poor Chuck. All these people were smart enough to capitalize on their 15 minutes. But poor Charles C. Johnson came up empty.

Pathetic loser.

LOL

353 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 10:47:24am

re: #341 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

The blah kids must be supervised at all times in Dana’s world.

Overseers, or some term like that?
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354 Kragar  Jun 8, 2015 10:47:35am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Tatiana’s mother, who was present at the time, said, “I’m just upset that we couldn’t have a peaceful event, and if there were any issues that they truly had they should have come to me…and let me handle it.”

355 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 10:49:18am

re: #354 Kragar

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Whoot.

356 ObserverArt  Jun 8, 2015 10:49:57am

re: #339 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Partying on Private Property!!!!!

I hope Dana found a good fainting couch.

Dana the fainting goat…on the pool slide.

357 Skip Intro  Jun 8, 2015 10:50:32am

Photographer creates picture of 100-man orchestra… with the same person playing each instrument.

Full size at photographer’s site. Pretty amazing.

alexlightphoto.com

358 A Cranky One  Jun 8, 2015 10:54:03am

re: #357 Skip Intro

Photographer creates picture of 100-man orchestra… with the same person playing each instrument.

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Full size at photographer’s site. Pretty amazing.

alexlightphoto.com

Now there’s a guy who knows how to play with himself. /*runs away

359 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 10:55:29am

re: #332 Lord Of The Pies

Dana being derpy, as usual

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I knew I was a fool yesterday for thinking that Dana’s initial reaction to the video was a good sign.

360 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 8, 2015 10:55:31am

re: #357 Skip Intro

Photographer creates picture of 100-man orchestra… with the same person playing each instrument.

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Full size at photographer’s site. Pretty amazing.

alexlightphoto.com

I seem to recall a Buster Keaton short where there was a show (with pit orchestra) and Buster was every role.

Found it - _The Playhouse_ (1921)
en.wikipedia.org

361 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 10:55:42am

re: #354 Kragar

But PRIVATE property!!!111

362 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2015 10:56:41am

I eagerly await the widely tweeted photo of CCJ flipping burgers.

363 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 10:58:23am

Plus how many times have we heard this bullshit “Where were the parents?!” talking point? I can’t say as I remember Dana and her fellow travelers wondering too awful much about the lack of parents when white people were rioting in Lexington over UK losing their chance at the NCAA championship earlier this year.

364 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 10:59:37am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, MARCO “GULP” RUBIO CATEGORY
In which Marco plagiarizes JFK

365 Skip Intro  Jun 8, 2015 11:01:40am

re: #360 Feline Fearless Leader

I seem to recall a Buster Keaton short where there was a show (with pit orchestra) and Buster was every role.

Found it - _The Playhouse_ (1921)
en.wikipedia.org

That was amazing, since he had to do it all in the camera with no visual clues of how to line up and time each performance.

366 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2015 11:01:42am

re: #364 Lord Of The Pies

Doesn’t even look like they got the font sizes right.

367 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 11:03:00am

re: #364 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, MARCO “GULP” RUBIO CATEGORY
In which Marco plagiarizes JFK

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What the fuck is Rubio’s point? I won’t even ask if he’s translated those glittering generalities into anything remotely resembling a plan.

Besides, I already did something for America. I built a little shed in the back yard so that America can stay dry if it ever rains again.

368 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:03:07am

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

Doesn’t even look like they got the font sizes right.

Probably used the “resize” after the type tool. That can fuck up font sizes.

369 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:03:51am

re: #367 Higgs Boson’s Mate

What the fuck is Rubio’s point? I won’t even ask if he’s translated those glittering generalities into anything remotely resembling a plan.

Besides, I already did something for America. I built a little shed in the back yard so that America can stay dry if it ever rains again.

Rubio’s just repeating JFK’s famous line, with more verbosity so people won’t recognize that it’s JFK’s.

370 Skip Intro  Jun 8, 2015 11:05:02am

re: #364 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, MARCO “GULP” RUBIO CATEGORY
In which Marco plagiarizes JFK

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Being a Republican, that should read “What we can do to America. That’s all the GOP cares about now.

371 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:08:54am

LOL

372 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 8, 2015 11:09:06am

re: #369 Lord Of The Pies

Rubio’s just repeating JFK’s famous line, with more verbosity so people won’t recognize that it’s JFK’s.

Those were vaguely inspiring words 49 years ago. Now it’s just code for “Ask not what the wealthy can do for you…”

373 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:10:47am

re: #364 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, MARCO “GULP” RUBIO CATEGORY
In which Marco plagiarizes JFK

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You could actually try voting on legislation Marco.

374 Whack-A-Mole  Jun 8, 2015 11:10:59am

re: #364 Lord Of The Pies

Yeah, Rubio wants us all do something for “America”. But refuses to offer even a scrap of help for any of the millions of people who make up America who need it. What the hell do they think “America” is, if not it’s people?

375 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:11:03am

re: #367 Higgs Boson’s Mate

What the fuck is Rubio’s point? I won’t even ask if he’s translated those glittering generalities into anything remotely resembling a plan.

Besides, I already did something for America. I built a little shed in the back yard so that America can stay dry if it ever rains again.

He doesn’t have a point. He just has a platitude.

376 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:11:20am

Harry Truman had it right. GOP stands for Grand Old Platitudes.

377 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:11:45am

WINGNUT SHOWS HIS TOTAL IGNORANCE OF WW2.
No dipshit, DDay had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. Soviets did that.

378 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:13:34am

re: #377 Lord Of The Pies

WINGNUT SHOWS HIS TOTAL IGNORANCE OF WW2.
No dipshit, DDay had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. Soviets did that.

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Saying Americans exterminated everything while talking about liberating Auschwitz sounds wrong too. We didn’t “exterminate” the Germans by any means either. And you’re right D-Day had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. By June 1944, the Russians had the Germans on the defensive.

379 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 11:13:37am

re: #371 Lord Of The Pies

LOL

Snowden is the Greatest Living American Hero that there ever was. There should be monuments built to his legacy.
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380 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:15:03am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

Saying Americans exterminated everything while talking about liberating Auschwitz sounds wrong too. We didn’t “exterminate” the Germans by any means either. And you’re right D-Day had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. By June 1944, the Russians had the Germans on the defensive.

Americans exterminated evil by making it good through “Operation Paperclip”

381 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 11:15:40am

re: #378 HappyWarrior

Saying Americans exterminated everything while talking about liberating Auschwitz sounds wrong too. We didn’t “exterminate” the Germans by any means either. And you’re right D-Day had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. By June 1944, the Russians had the Germans on the defensive.

If anything, by June ‘44, Stalin was absolutely livid with rage. He’d been begging for the Western allies to open a second front since at least ‘42.

382 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:15:48am

re: #380 Lord Of The Pies

Americans exterminated evil by making it good through “Operation Paperclip”

Agh that just makes me ill thinking about it. All in the name of “Anti-Communism.”

383 Kragar  Jun 8, 2015 11:16:18am

re: #377 Lord Of The Pies

WINGNUT SHOWS HIS TOTAL IGNORANCE OF WW2.
No dipshit, DDay had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. Soviets did that.

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And we “tolerated” the evils of Stalin and the Soviet Union for the majority of the 20th century

384 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 11:16:25am

re: #377 Lord Of The Pies

WINGNUT SHOWS HIS TOTAL IGNORANCE OF WW2.
No dipshit, DDay had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. Soviets did that.

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I guess I shouldn’t point out that the GOP was soundly against intervening in Europe before Pearl Harbor (and even then…)?

385 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:16:44am

re: #381 Targetpractice

If anything, by June ‘44, Stalin was absolutely livid with rage. He’d been begging for the Western allies to open a second front since at least ‘42.

Correct. Really we can definitely criticize the USSR’s authoritarianism all we want but no nation gave more in terms of military and also civilian lives against the Axis powers.

386 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:17:32am

re: #384 Timothy Watson

I guess I shouldn’t point out that the GOP was soundly against intervening in Europe before Pearl Harbor (and even then…)?

You could point out how Charles Lindburgh was more popular in GOP circles even after the Des Moines speech than FDR was. Robert Taft who later condemned the Nuremberg Trials definitely was.

387 piratedan  Jun 8, 2015 11:18:39am

re: #371 Lord Of The Pies

I guess I will wait forever to understand how in the fuck that anything leaked by Snowden helped to illustrate the abuses of the NSA or the issues with the METADATA collection methods and the rights of US citizens being violated. Everything I’ve read indicated that he undermined the US Intelligence gathering in foreign countries with passwords that he gathered illegally from other civilian contractors.

Other than the fact that he was essentially playing Steve Carrell walking around yelling LOUD NOISES while he was scuttling the very ship he was on. There are whistleblower protocols he could have and refused to follow. He’s no prisoner of conscience, naive douchebag perhaps, but until I see otherwise I think he was manipulated by a bunch of dudebros.

388 Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2015 11:18:47am

re: #350 ObserverArt

Did anyone ever figure out who the big white dude that was following around the police in that McKinney video was?

I figured he was a local resident and probably the person that called the cops and also had the largest stick up his ass. So, he had to make sure the cops got all the perps and wanted to make sure they did it right.

I bet he can do a mean belly flop in that pool! /

There was a mention of a pool ‘security guard’ who was initially dissed. could fit the bill.

389 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:19:26am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (assumes the earth is 5000 years old)

390 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 11:19:40am

re: #384 Timothy Watson

I guess I shouldn’t point out that the GOP was soundly against intervening in Europe before Pearl Harbor (and even then…)?

If it hadn’t been for Hitler’s declaration of war against us, something even his own advisers thought was absolute lunacy, we probably would have busied ourselves with Japan alone. Certainly the odds are that Germany would have done something that served as casus belli for involvement in the European Theater, but by then there’s no telling where the war would be.

391 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 11:19:42am

re: #384 Timothy Watson

I guess I shouldn’t point out that the GOP was soundly against intervening in Europe before Pearl Harbor (and even then…)?

Why do you have to keep bringing up history all the time?

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392 William Lewis  Jun 8, 2015 11:20:11am

re: #384 Timothy Watson

I guess I shouldn’t point out that the GOP was soundly against intervening in Europe before Pearl Harbor (and even then…)?

And even then would have opposed a European front except that Hitler declared war in support of his Japanese allies.

393 Jenner7  Jun 8, 2015 11:21:57am

I’m still trying to process how we, as a country, let a child spend three years in Rikers. How we let him be tortured and beat. How we let a child spend ANY time in solitary confinement. All for being ACCUSED of stealing a backpack. No trial, no conviction. Three years. A child. And now he’s dead.

Meanwhile, we as a country, let an admitted child molester to roam free. We let bikers involved in a shooting spree casually sit and check their email on their phones. We give people like that the benefit of doubt. Not people like Kalief or Mike, or Walter, or Darrien, or Tamir, or Eric.

We failed Kalief. We praise Josh.

I’m sick.

394 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:22:22am

Yes, there’s a reason why historians call Hitler declaring war on the US a blunder. It’s nice to believe that we declared war on Germany because our policymakers saw what was going on and were horrified but that’s not what happened.

395 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:22:56am

re: #393 Jenner7

I’m still trying to process how we, as a country, let a child spend three years in Rikers. How we let him be tortured and beat. How we let a child spend ANY time in solitary confinement. All for being ACCUSED of stealing a backpack. No trial, no conviction. Three years. A child. And now he’s dead.

Meanwhile, we as a country, let an admitted child molester to roam free. We let bikers involved in a shooting spree casually sit and check their email on their phones. We give people like that the benefit of doubt. Not people like Kalief or Mike, or Walter, or Darrien, or Tamir, or Eric.

We failed Kalief. We praise Josh.

I’m sick.

White Conservative Christian male privilege.

396 Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2015 11:23:56am

re: #377 Lord Of The Pies

WINGNUT SHOWS HIS TOTAL IGNORANCE OF WW2.
No dipshit, DDay had nothing to do with the liberation of Auschwitz. Soviets did that.

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Good grief.
We tolerate evil all the time.
Especially when it benefits us.

397 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:24:36am

re: #396 Varek Raith

Good grief.
We tolerate evil all the time.
Especially when it benefits us.

See Reagan being cool with Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran conflict.

398 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:25:33am

re: #397 HappyWarrior

See Reagan being cool with Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran conflict.

And Pinochet. And De Klerk.

399 Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2015 11:26:23am

re: #394 HappyWarrior

Yes, there’s a reason why historians call Hitler declaring war on the US a blunder. It’s nice to believe that we declared war on Germany because our policymakers saw what was going on and were horrified but that’s not what happened.

One of the more catastrophic blunders the Austrian corporal made. Perhaps one of the worst was the invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941, which ended up postponing Operation Barbarossa for something like five or six weeks - all so he could vent his spite against a small country that had dared to defy him.

Declaring war on the USA? IIRC, I think Ribbentrop (his dullard, sycophantic Foreign Minister) actually tried to talk him out of it, to no avail. Ironic as hell, because in ‘Mein Kampf’, Hitler pointedly noted that the US intervention in WWI was a decisive factor in Germany’s defeat.

400 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:27:22am

re: #398 Lord Of The Pies

And Pinochet. And De Klerk.

The Shah.

401 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:28:57am

re: #399 Dr Lizardo

One of the more catastrophic blunders the Austrian corporal made. Perhaps one of the worst was the invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941, which ended up postponing Operation Barbarossa for something like five or six weeks - all so he could vent his spite against a small country that had dared to defy him.

Declaring war on the USA? IIRC, I think Ribbentrop (his dullard, sycophantic Foreign Minister) actually tried to talk him out of it, to no avail. Ironic as hell, because in ‘Mein Kampf’, Hitler pointedly noted that the US intervention in WWI was a decisive factor in Germany’s defeat.

I never thought about that in regards to Yugoslavia. That’s a great point though. It all goes back to the failed Italian invasion of Greece I think. Amazing that even von Ribbentrop tried to talk him out of it since von Ribbentrop is often reported to be one of the dimmer Nazis and a Hitler yes-man.

402 Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2015 11:29:40am

re: #358 A Cranky One

Now there’s a guy who knows how to play with himself. /*runs away

Wasn’t there a line in the movie Fame where a kid was playing all the instruments on a Moog type synth. He was all happy with himself until the teacher said, “That is not orchestration, that is masturbation.”. Or something like that.

403 Timothy Watson  Jun 8, 2015 11:33:28am

re: #397 HappyWarrior

See Reagan being cool with Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran conflict.

Don’t forget Saddam’s gassing of Kurds (using weapons we gave him), which the U.S. intelligence community and State Department blamed on Iran.

404 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:33:40am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (GODWIN CATEGORY)==>
Who knew they had high speed Internet in the FEMA death camps?

405 Jenner7  Jun 8, 2015 11:35:05am

He was assaulted and is being charged with assaulting a police officer.

Sigh….

406 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 8, 2015 11:35:48am

re: #404 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (GODWIN CATEGORY)==>
Who knew they had high speed Internet in the FEMA death camps?

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407 Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2015 11:35:56am

re: #401 HappyWarrior

I never thought about that in regards to Yugoslavia. That’s a great point though. It all goes back to the failed Italian invasion of Greece I think. Amazing that even von Ribbentrop tried to talk him out of it since von Ribbentrop is often reported to be one of the dimmer Nazis and a Hitler yes-man.

As much of a bootlicking imbecile as Ribbentrop was, I think it penetrated even his rather dull mind that declaring war on the USA would most likely produce the same outcome as WWI - ie, defeat.

I was talking about historical figures, and I showed my class a photo of Stalin as a young man - the girls swooned.

Until they found it who it was, LOL.

408 wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2015 11:37:04am
409 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:38:11am

re: #407 Dr Lizardo

As much of a bootlicking imbecile as Ribbentrop was, I think it penetrated even his rather dull mind that declaring war on the USA would most likely produce the same outcome as WWI - ie, defeat.

I was talking about historical figures, and I showed my class a photo of Stalin as a young man - the girls swooned.

Until they found it how it was, LOL.

Is it the cover that Montefore used for that excellent Young Stalin bio? There’s a photo of his oldest son Yakov that I think is a dead ringer for a younger Robert DeNiro. Good point about Ribbentrop. He was a Hitler lackey but he too had witnessed the first world war.
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

410 Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2015 11:39:42am

re: #407 Dr Lizardo

I forgot to add the photo.

He was certainly a handsome devil in his youth. Look at that hair - male model quality. :D

411 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:39:58am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, DUDEBRO CATEGORY==>
ISIS is not “hiring” you dumbshit

412 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:41:01am

re: #410 Dr Lizardo

I forgot to add the photo.

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He was certainly a handsome devil in his youth. Look at that hair - male model quality. :D

Yeah that’s the photo from the cover of the book.

413 Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2015 11:42:10am

re: #412 HappyWarrior

Yeah that’s the photo from the cover of the book.

I remember the first time I saw it, I was like, “Holy crap - that’s Stalin?! If he were around today, he coulda pursued a career in modelling! Someone get him a contract, ASAP!”

414 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:42:15am

re: #411 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY, DUDEBRO CATEGORY==>
ISIS is not “hiring” you dumbshit

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Sigh I hate Ted Rall. Ever since he tried to paint Pat Tillman was a blood thirsty warmongrel, I’ve never liked that guy. He was as bad as the conservatives who wanted to paint Tillman into Mr. Conservative.

415 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jun 8, 2015 11:42:30am

re: #404 Lord Of The Pies

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY (GODWIN CATEGORY)==>
Who knew they had high speed Internet in the FEMA death camps?

WE’re not even allowed on Twitter to complain about Tyrannies!!!1

416 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:43:04am

re: #413 Dr Lizardo

I remember the first time I saw it, I was like, “Holy crap - that’s Stalin?! If he were around today, he coulda pursued a career in modelling! Someone get him a contract, ASAP!”

Yeah the ocver of the book got my attention

417 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 11:43:23am
418 William Lewis  Jun 8, 2015 11:43:31am

Ok, music fans here’s a hoot and a holler. Metalica as if they were a renaissance band…

419 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:43:53am

re: #414 HappyWarrior

Sigh I hate Ted Rall. Ever since he tried to paint Pat Tillman was a blood thirsty warmongrel, I’ve never liked that guy. He was as bad as the conservatives who wanted to paint Tillman into Mr. Conservative.

People in the US are not joining ISIS because they can’t find jobs. That’s fucking idiotic.

420 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:45:22am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

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These geese are everywhere. They are fucking pests.

421 wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2015 11:45:32am

re: #419 Lord Of The Pies

People in the US are not joining ISIS because they can’t find jobs. That’s fucking idiotic.

It’s because minimum wage is too low!

/

422 Lord Of The Pies  Jun 8, 2015 11:46:04am

re: #421 wrenchwench

It’s because minimum wage is too low NOT LOW ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!

/

423 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:46:10am

re: #419 Lord Of The Pies

People in the US are not joining ISIS because they can’t find jobs. That’s fucking idiotic.

I know. Moronic assertion. I am having a hard time finding work too but the last place I’m looking is ISIS. Rall insults people looking for work by doing that shit.

424 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 8, 2015 11:46:45am

re: #421 wrenchwench

It’s because minimum wage is too low!

/

soon theiy’ll make a self-immolating suicide robot and even ISIS won’t want them!

/

425 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 11:47:12am

re: #422 Lord Of The Pies

More accurately they won’t be happy until minimum wage is done away with. Refusing to raise is it actually the moderate position within conservativeland. Plenty of conservatives out there who would do away with it all together if they could.

426 Kragar  Jun 8, 2015 11:50:04am

Just figured out a fix to a bug that was restricting remote access on a bunch of our security scans.

Hooray to me!

427 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 11:51:22am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bird flu? WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!

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428 Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2015 11:52:33am

re: #426 Kragar

Just figured out a fix to a bug that was restricting remote access on a bunch of our security scans.

Hooray to me!

Something about plasma flows and polarities???

429 Dave In Austin  Jun 8, 2015 11:53:07am
430 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 8, 2015 11:53:36am

re: #426 Kragar

Just figured out a fix to a bug that was restricting remote access on a bunch of our security scans.

Hooray to me!

High Fives Krager…. o/’ ‘\o

431 Kragar  Jun 8, 2015 11:54:07am

re: #428 Varek Raith

Something about plasma flows and polarities???

Changing a set of registry key values from 0 to 1

432 Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2015 11:54:21am

re: #428 Varek Raith

Something about plasma flows and polarities???

I imagine there was something involving tachyons in there as well.

433 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2015 11:56:42am
434 Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2015 11:57:31am

re: #431 Kragar

Changing a set of registry key values from 0 to 1

That’s too easy.

435 Varek Raith  Jun 8, 2015 12:00:19pm

re: #434 Varek Raith

That’s too easy.

Didn’t mean for that to come off as jerky.
Just snarky.
:)

436 teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2015 12:01:45pm
437 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 8, 2015 12:02:42pm

re: #435 Varek Raith

Didn’t mean for that to come off as jerky.
Just snarky.
:)

Change ALL the keys to 1!!!!

438 HappyWarrior  Jun 8, 2015 12:02:59pm

re: #436 teleskiguy

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Now that would be a crossover I’d enjoy. Get on it John K and Mike Judge.

439 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 12:13:46pm

re: #420 Lord Of The Pies

These geese are everywhere. They are fucking pests.

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Our plan to conquer the world through geese is on schedule.

440 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 12:14:56pm

re: #425 HappyWarrior

More accurately they won’t be happy until minimum wage is done away with. Refusing to raise is it actually the moderate position within conservativeland. Plenty of conservatives out there who would do away with it all together if they could.

Just think how many jobs a business can create if they can pay $0.00 per hour.

441 b_sharp  Jun 8, 2015 12:15:48pm

re: #431 Kragar

Changing a set of registry key values from 0 to 1

There be dragons.

442 darthstar  Jun 8, 2015 12:25:59pm

re: #305 Lord Of The Pies

The comment comparing him to Todd Kincannon is on point…as is the one chastising him for not cashing in on his fifteen minutes of fame. Funny how his critics seem to be offering him the most constructive feedback.


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