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1 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 2:52:47pm

Awww. They’re so cute.

2 Nyet  Jun 16, 2015 2:53:07pm

Donkey Kongs.

3 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 2:57:25pm

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

4 aagcobb  Jun 16, 2015 2:58:25pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Looks good!

5 Kragar  Jun 16, 2015 2:59:51pm

More fun than a barrel of monkeys…

6 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 16, 2015 3:02:00pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Now this feels perfect. Nicely done, as always!

7 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 3:04:22pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

I like it much better without the excerpts. I admit the excerpts drive me mad because they frequently cut off mid-sentence and that is a pet peeve.

8 Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2015 3:04:36pm
Just a Wheelbarrow Full of Orangutans

*rips open envelope, pulls out card*

Describe the GOP bench of candidates in six words.

//

9 aagcobb  Jun 16, 2015 3:05:35pm

re: #5 Kragar

More fun than a barrel of monkeys…

Though you have to admit, Trump adds fun to the GOP Clown Car which it had been sorely lacking. I can hardly wait for him to tell Ted Cruz in a debate that he is a Canadian and can’t run for President. Now if only Sarah would run …

10 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 3:06:19pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

*rips open envelope, pulls out card*

Describe the GOP bench of candidates in six words.

//

Nah these cuties are more intelligent than the GOP bench.

11 Nyet  Jun 16, 2015 3:06:51pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Looks great. The only nitpick is again about the chronological order… It just takes time to compare the dates. If the boxes also had small sequential numbers, with the main one always being 1, chronologically earlier ones 2, 3 and so on, that would help to orient oneself…

12 Nyet  Jun 16, 2015 3:07:42pm

re: #11 Nyet

Looks great. The only nitpick is again about the chronological order… It just takes time to compare the dates. If the boxes also had small sequential numbers, with the main one always being 1, chronologically earlier ones 2, 3 and so on, that would help to orient oneself…

The numbers could be a part of the photos, for example.

13 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 3:07:55pm

re: #5 Kragar

More fun than a barrel of monkeys…

Brings back memories. When I was a little kid in Enid,OK, circa 1957-58, there was a Saturday morning show called the Tiny Tots Show. Dunno how it came to be except my mom was a bit of a stage parent, but I was a prop kid on that show for a year or so. One of my jobs was to play with toys the show was advertising. I have distinct memories of misery trying to look like I was having fun with the most boring toy ever invented, the Barrel of Monkeys.

14 De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2015 3:13:27pm

re: #13 allegro

Brings back memories. When I was a little kid in Enid,OK, circa 1957-58, there was a Saturday morning show called the Tiny Tots Show. Dunno how it came to be except my mom was a bit of a stage parent, but I was a prop kid on that show for a year or so. One of my jobs was to play with toys the show was advertising. I have distinct memories of misery trying to look like I was having fun with the most boring toy ever invented, the Barrel of Monkeys.

I never got beyond the peanut gallery. :_(

15 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 3:16:02pm

re: #14 De Kolta Chair

I never got beyond the peanut gallery. :_(

Well at least you got seen. No one ever watched the Tiny Tots Show cuz it was too lame even for tiny tots.

16 William Lewis  Jun 16, 2015 3:17:34pm

Ok, this is the Rock And Roll singer moment of the day. Not quite as good as Dave Grohl finishing the show after getting his broken leg set but a bit more dexterous…

I had to watch it several times to believe it.

17 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 3:19:58pm

re: #16 William Lewis

Ok, this is the Rock And Roll singer moment of the day. Not quite as good as Dave Grohl finishing the show after getting his broken leg set but a bit more dexterous…

I had to watch it several times to believe it.

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Video

And their band name comes from my favorite Stephen King story of all time. Now I want to hear some of their tunes because that was awesome.

18 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 3:20:29pm

Fake Microsoft phone call just now.
I was too tired to play with them this time.

19 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 3:20:47pm

re: #16 William Lewis

Ok, this is the Rock And Roll singer moment of the day. Not quite as good as Dave Grohl finishing the show after getting his broken leg set but a bit more dexterous…

I had to watch it several times to believe it.

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Video

I think I’m more impressed with whoever threw it that distance without spilling it.

20 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:21:48pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

That one makes it more difficult to see the order in which the articles were posted. I like the last one better, FWIW.

21 William Lewis  Jun 16, 2015 3:22:39pm

re: #20 WhatEVs

That one makes it more difficult to see the order in which the articles were posted. I like the last one better, FWIW.

Agreed.

22 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2015 3:24:26pm

LOLOLOL Is Donald’s IQ higher than 150?

23 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 3:24:43pm

re: #20 WhatEVs

That one makes it more difficult to see the order in which the articles were posted. I like the last one better, FWIW.

Heh, as someone long ago once told me… “No matter what it is, a third will like it, a third will hate it, and a third won’t give a shit. Do what you think is best and get over it.”

24 Nyet  Jun 16, 2015 3:25:09pm

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

“If Upchuck were a billionaire…”

25 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 3:26:06pm

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

LOLOLOL Is Donald’s IQ higher than 150?

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So now we know where Chuck went. He’s running for President.

26 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2015 3:26:47pm

Why do I think this is a fake?

27 Nyet  Jun 16, 2015 3:26:55pm

Hey, HW, speaking of claimants, here’s a humorous Soviet take on the issue:

Scroll to 15:40

28 Nyet  Jun 16, 2015 3:27:25pm

re: #26 The Vicious Babushka

Why do I think this is a fake?

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Because there were lots of similar fakes before. (Not that I’m saying it’s fake.)

29 Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2015 3:28:57pm

re: #26 The Vicious Babushka

Why do I think this is a fake?

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Thermoluminescent heat map?

30 BongCrodny  Jun 16, 2015 3:29:35pm

I just want to let it be known that in 2016, I will march down to the polling station and cast my vote for Donald Trump.

…but only if he appears on the ballot as THE DONALD.

31 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:29:41pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

After further review, these are my thoughts (hope you don’t mind):

- Pics should be a standard Height= and Width= across all of the posts, except for the most current.

- The Pages area on the right is a too wide. I would take off 1/2”.

- The text is a quite large in the main post. Bigger is good, but that is really, really big.

- I like the first X characters of a post content displaying near the picture.

- The first one we saw was more eye appealing, but the text there was too big, too.

- The last one is too asymmetrical for my eyes. It looks cluttered and kind of scattered.

I didn’t log out and look at it. I wonder what it looks like with all the ads.

32 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:30:31pm

re: #23 allegro

Heh, as someone long ago once told me… “No matter what it is, a third will like it, a third will hate it, and a third won’t give a shit. Do what you think is best and get over it.”

Agreed! But I thought Charles was asking for feedback. My bad if I was mistaken!!

33 Jebediah, RBG  Jun 16, 2015 3:32:04pm

So, which of those cute orangutans gets the lousy job of trying to teach Ben Shapiro to tweet coherently?

34 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:32:47pm

re: #33 Jebediah, RBG

So, which of those cute orangutans gets the lousy job of trying to teach Ben Shapiro to tweet coherently?

Any one of them could do it better. :D

35 wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2015 3:34:23pm

re: #30 BongCrodny

I just want to let it be known that in 2016, I will march down to the polling station and cast my vote for Donald Trump.

…but only if he appears on the ballot as THE DONALD.

If, anywhere on my ballot, ‘BongCrodny’ appears, I shall cast a vote in favor and stuff it into the box.

36 Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2015 3:34:51pm

re: #33 Jebediah, RBG

So, which of those cute orangutans gets the lousy job of trying to teach Ben Shapiro to tweet coherently?

Not until they finish the next draft of The Tempest.

37 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 3:36:28pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

I like that; simpler navigation.

38 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 3:37:05pm

re: #19 allegro

I think I’m more impressed with whoever threw it that distance without spilling it.

Damn, it was a cup!

39 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 3:37:41pm

re: #32 WhatEVs

Agreed! But I thought Charles was asking for feedback. My bad if I was mistaken!!

Oh no! I didn’t mean that as a criticism of your comment at all. My apologies if it appeared that way. In fact, I agree with you. I was just amused at the way the opinions were falling and that they seemed to be in line with this “rule.”

40 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 3:40:18pm
41 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 3:41:19pm
42 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 3:43:07pm
43 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 3:44:15pm

No. Just no.

44 TedStriker  Jun 16, 2015 3:44:19pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s hilarious to see RWNJ Trump “bus” actors into his launch event.

45 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 3:46:11pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Makes sense because only in a movie would the idea of Donald Trump being president remotely make sense.

46 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 3:46:36pm

re: #43 klys (maker of Silmarils)

No. Just no.

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Aw hell no.

47 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 16, 2015 3:47:13pm

re: #43 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I can’t know that.

48 goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2015 3:49:11pm

Donald Trump Hired Paid Actors To Attend Presidential Launch Event

The gentleman who posted the pic is a paid actor who regularly posts photos from his gigs on social media. This seemed like all the others from his gigs that he posts. Sure. It seemed fishy. But, but I figured that perhaps it was just a coincidence? Paid actors can support presidential candidates too. No big. I persisted in my incredulity at the thought that Trump might actually pay actors to attend his campaign launch.

Then I discovered the other person pictured in the photo is also a paid actress. Hmmm. That got me thinking a bit. So, I did some digging. Here’s what I discovered…

According to sources: some actors were hired to attend and participate in the event; and, a company called Extra Mile NYC connected Trump’s campaign/event organizers with the paid actors.

49 William Lewis  Jun 16, 2015 3:49:40pm

re: #43 klys (maker of Silmarils)

No. Just no.

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That is so stupid it’s hilarious.

50 TedStriker  Jun 16, 2015 3:51:23pm

re: #31 WhatEVs

After further review, these are my thoughts (hope you don’t mind):

- Pics should be a standard Height= and Width= across all of the posts, except for the most current.

- The Pages area on the right is a too wide. I would take off 1/2”.

- The text is a quite large in the main post. Bigger is good, but that is really, really big.

- I like the first X characters of a post content displaying near the picture.

- The first one we saw was more eye appealing, but the text there was too big, too.

- The last one is too asymmetrical for my eyes. It looks cluttered and kind of scattered.

I didn’t log out and look at it. I wonder what it looks like with all the ads.

I kind of like the current beta version, but, then again, I’m fairly easy on such matters, just as long as it doesn’t look like Drudge or, worse, Time Cube.

51 Bird in the Paw  Jun 16, 2015 3:51:34pm
Two lizards kissing in the park

Saw this with caption on the kids facespace page. It is quite derogatory to lizards.

52 piratedan  Jun 16, 2015 3:56:53pm

re: #41 #FergusonFireside

I don’t see that he’s getting a lot of traction on this after a glance at the facebook link or on the organizer’s personal page. Then again, Tucson isn’t Phoenix, usually a shade of blue prevails here but it’s not to say that there aren’t any wingnuts here, because frankly, they’re everywhere.

53 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:57:02pm

Charles, I made a little mock up of the front page for you. I used elements you already have. I offset the Pages a little. FWIW. I love doing this shit. I Spoiler’d it to not bore the uninterested. :-)

54 ipsos  Jun 16, 2015 3:57:41pm

I’ll say this for the double derpsplosion of Dolezal and Captain Combover:

It’s allowed me to do some much-needed thinning of my FB herd.

55 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:58:31pm

re: #48 goddamnedfrank

Donald Trump Hired Paid Actors To Attend Presidential Launch Event

Donald Trump: I will pay $1000 to every voter who votes for me. $5000 if you vote twice!

56 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:59:04pm

re: #50 TedStriker

I kind of like the current beta version, but, then again, I’m fairly easy on such matters, just as long as it doesn’t look like Drudge or, worse, Time Cube.

Did you see the one he did this morning? I liked that one better.

57 WhatEVs  Jun 16, 2015 3:59:36pm

re: #51 Bird in the Paw

Oh man. Not during dinnertime. Just. Say. No. (shudder)

58 TedStriker  Jun 16, 2015 4:03:20pm

re: #51 Bird in the Paw

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Saw this with caption on the kids facespace page. It is quite derogatory to lizards.

Ewwww…

59 Jenner7  Jun 16, 2015 4:04:41pm
60 wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2015 4:07:28pm

re: #52 piratedan

I don’t see that he’s getting a lot of traction on this after a glance at the facebook link or on the organizer’s personal page. Then again, Tucson isn’t Phoenix, usually a shade of blue prevails here but it’s not to say that there aren’t any wingnuts here, because frankly, they’re everywhere.

I reported the Page to Facebook as removable.

61 wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2015 4:09:11pm

re: #59 Jenner7

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‘Favoriting’ this one was not enough.

62 makeitstop  Jun 16, 2015 4:10:15pm

re: #16 William Lewis

Ok, this is the Rock And Roll singer moment of the day. Not quite as good as Dave Grohl finishing the show after getting his broken leg set but a bit more dexterous…

I had to watch it several times to believe it.

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Video

That’s wild.

It’s just as cool as Ginger from the Wildhearts catching an egg.

63 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 4:13:41pm

re: #53 WhatEVs

Thanks - I’ll consider your ideas. But it’s not going to be feasible to make all the images the same width and height, because there’s way too much variation in aspect ratios.

64 thecommodore  Jun 16, 2015 4:14:32pm

You do realize that had this photo appeared on Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, Daily Caller, and the like, there would be commenters calling those orangutans “Obama’s sons.”

65 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 4:16:07pm

re: #64 thecommodore

You do realize that had this photo appeared on Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, Daily Caller, and the like, there would be commenters calling those orangutans “Obama’s sons.”

Yeah, Gateway Pundit commenters are now completely indistinguishable from Stormfront neo-Nazis. They’re probably the same people, in fact.

66 Jenner7  Jun 16, 2015 4:16:41pm
67 wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2015 4:16:45pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Will each post’s ‘rating’ appear with it?

68 makeitstop  Jun 16, 2015 4:17:41pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Thanks - I’ll consider your ideas. But it’s not going to be feasible to make all the images the same width and height, because there’s way too much variation in aspect ratios.

Just use different sized pixels!
/

69 wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2015 4:18:27pm

re: #68 makeitstop

Just use different sized pixels!
/

What color is your hair?

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70 Drive By Commenter  Jun 16, 2015 4:18:47pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JOBS!!!!

71 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 4:18:55pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Some thoughts:

The top bar looks a bit too spartan to me. E.g., the title “little green footballs” could run all the way across, rather than be bunched up in the left hand corner. Or perhaps other graphics could fill in the space.

Also, have you thought of adding a wider margin at the top, between the top bar and the articles? Perhaps some navigation functionality could be added there.

72 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 4:19:01pm

re: #66 Jenner7

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Fuck me. I had no idea this shit was going on. Mind completely and very painfully blown.

73 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 4:19:36pm

re: #67 wrenchwench

Will each post’s ‘rating’ appear with it?

I’m thinking about leaving the rating off the front page, and just having it appear on the individual article’s page instead.

74 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 4:20:05pm

re: #66 Jenner7

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This is insane.

75 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 16, 2015 4:22:11pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

I’m thinking about leaving the rating off the front page, and just having it appear on the individual article’s page instead.

Just a couple of minor requests:
1) Please hit an inside-the-park home run
2) Call it

76 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 16, 2015 4:22:55pm

Charles, using Opera and right now all I see is the sidebar in the new design. No main content at all.

77 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 4:23:48pm

re: #66 Jenner7

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A comment there:

I’d like to know who the prosecutors are (12+ / 0-)
who want to retry him. Names and faces. The US legal system needs a lot of sunshine.

SERIOUSLY

78 piratedan  Jun 16, 2015 4:28:34pm

re: #60 wrenchwench

tyvm!

79 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 4:35:28pm

re: #76 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Charles, using Opera and right now all I see is the sidebar in the new design. No main content at all.

Just tried Opera and everything looks fine here. I suspect something isn’t loading again, through the Great Firewall. The Masonry Javascript file that sets up the main post area loads from a Cloudflare CDN - that’s probably the issue.

80 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 4:36:14pm

Gnuman hasn’t had a good one in a while, or I’ve just been missing them.

81 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 4:40:13pm

I see that Jeb! has joined Santorum and Inhofe, trying to prove he’s a True Conservative:

Jeb Bush thinks Pope Francis should avoid climate change: Stick to ‘making us better as people’

“I hope I’m not going to get castigated for saying this by my priest back home,” Bush said. “But I don’t get my economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope.”

Channelling JFK in order to channel Inhofe????

82 Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2015 4:43:25pm

re: #81 freetoken

“I hope I’m not going to get castigated for saying this by my priest back home,” Bush said. “But I don’t get my economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope.”

“I get it from my corporate backers and my corrupt buddies, some of whom worked for that guy we don’t talk about from the first 8 years of this century.”

83 wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2015 4:46:43pm

re: #81 freetoken

I see that Jeb! has joined Santorum and Inhofe, trying to prove he’s a True Conservative:

Jeb Bush thinks Pope Francis should avoid climate change: Stick to ‘making us better as people’

Channelling JFK in order to channel Inhofe????

[Nasty remark about Bush converting to the religion I abandoned] removed.

84 Timothy Watson  Jun 16, 2015 4:47:08pm

re: #81 freetoken

I see that Jeb! has joined Santorum and Inhofe, trying to prove he’s a True Conservative:

Jeb Bush thinks Pope Francis should avoid climate change: Stick to ‘making us better as people’

Channelling JFK in order to channel Inhofe????

Because not dying of starvation or dehydration has nothing to do with making people better.

85 Belafon  Jun 16, 2015 4:48:19pm

re: #81 freetoken

Someone’s finally telling them to act like a Christian and it stings.

86 Timothy Watson  Jun 16, 2015 4:49:24pm

Hey, over 6,000 karma bitches.

87 Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2015 4:49:56pm

They should just go ahead and say “The Pope should shut up about anything but how abortion and homosexuality are bad until he drinks the ‘free market’ kool-aid.”

88 Belafon  Jun 16, 2015 4:52:06pm

re: #84 Timothy Watson

Because not dying of starvation or dehydration has nothing to do with making people better.

Why do you think the wealthy built big churches during the dark ages.

89 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 4:52:06pm

re: #81 freetoken

The Pope’s encyclical on climate change is arriving shortly. The squealing will be deafening.

90 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 4:57:07pm

Meanwhile, down in Carolina:

TEACHER RESIGNS AFTER READING STUDENTS BOOK ABOUT GAY COUPLE

After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him “gay” during gym class, teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with another prince, ending with a happily-ever-after royal wedding.

That decision in April ignited a public outcry from some parents in the rural hamlet of Efland, North Carolina, resulting in Currie’s resignation this week from a job he loved. The assistant principal who loaned Currie her copy of “King & King” has also resigned, and outraged parents are pressuring administrators at the Orange County Schools to ban the book.

[…]

But… but… I thought it’s the Christians who are being persecuted by Big Gay??

91 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:00:16pm
But at the committee meetings to discuss Currie’s use of the book, some parents whose children were not in his class made their attacks personal, telling him he would die young and spend eternity in hell. He also began receiving hate-filled letters and emails, including one copied to other teachers at the school, described homosexuality as a “birth defect” while accusing Currie of trying to “indoctrinate” children through “psycho-emotional rape.”

Oh, how I’d love to bring up this example at the next GOP “debate” and see the candidates squirm.

92 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 5:01:07pm

re: #91 freetoken

Oh, how I’d love to bring up this example at the next GOP “debate” and see the candidates squirm.

You’re assuming they’d be bothered by it.

93 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:01:31pm

re: #92 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You’re assuming they’d be bothered by it.

Silly me.

94 The Vicious Babushka  Jun 16, 2015 5:02:47pm

LOLWHUT

95 b.d.  Jun 16, 2015 5:04:15pm

re: #94 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWHUT

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I, for one, get all of my news from the Natural Hair Newsroom.

96 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:11:48pm

Your men, Republican, in office:

House GOP Tries to Eliminate Public Funding for Family Planning

The House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee’s new budget proposal would zero out funds for Title X, the only federal program devoted to providing low-income people with family planning services, birth control, well-woman visits, cancer screenings, screening for sexually transmitted infections, and other preventive services.

No, there’s no War on Women, none, none at all…

97 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:15:21pm

One of those Orangutans is Donald Trump’s father.

98 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:15:54pm

By the way, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that vine of Darrell Issa being kicked out of a Benghazi hearing.

99 ObserverArt  Jun 16, 2015 5:16:43pm

re: #48 goddamnedfrank

Donald Trump Hired Paid Actors To Attend Presidential Launch Event

Hmmm. Maybe he can pay people to vote for him.

He says he is worth 9 billion or so.

Last election had a total of 126,849,296 voters.

That comes out to $70.95 per vote if he spends the full 9 billion.

So, say he pays 68 million folks a $100 each, he could buy the vote and still have 2.8 billion left!

Obama won the last election with 65,915,796 votes. 68 million would probably be enough to get him in.

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100 goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2015 5:17:46pm

This Melissa Harris-Perry interview with Rachel Dolezal is fucked beyond belief.

101 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:23:54pm

re: #100 goddamnedfrank

Speaking of Dolezal, this paragraph struck me at the recent HuffPo piece on her parents:

Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal, both residents of Troy, Montana, have been advocates for social justice in their own way. They practice Young Earth Creationism, a fundamentalist branch of Christianity that takes the Bible’s stories about the beginning of the world quite literally. Young Earth Creationists believe that God created the world in six consecutive 24-hour days, that humans and dinosaurs once walked together and that the Earth is only about 6,000 years old. To Young Earth Creationists, the great flood described in the Bible isn’t just poetry — it’s historical fact.

102 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:28:29pm

Speaking of creationists, look who popped back up on the radar, one Harun Yahya, in a rather sad story about the murder of a secularist in Pakistan:

What Ananta Das was best known for, and perhaps the reason fundamentalist Muslims picked up his scent in the first place, was a magazine, which his organization put together and published, called “Jukti”, which translates to “Reason”. The first issue of Jukti was published in 2007 and featured, translated to Bengali of course, a chapter titled “What is a Freethinker?” from the well known book “Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist” written by the evangelical preacher turned atheist, Dan Barker. It was a sign of things to come, and over the years, Jukti featured many such thought provoking writings, many of which were translated from English with permission, such as an interview with Dr. Sean B. Carrol, which appeared in the 2009 issue of Discovery, and a piece titled “Turtles All the Way Down: The Atlas of Creation” written by Matt Cartmill, which is a review of the book “Atlas of Creation” by Harun Yahya, to name a few. Harun Yahya, a Turkish Islamic Creationist author, is popular with the “Islamic Foundation”, the largest Islamic Organization in Bangladesh, which is involved in the publication of this and many other books written by him, and their distribution to all levels of the education system throughout Bangladesh. Mr. Das, who was the editor of Jukti, also wrote an article whose Bangla title translates to “Harun Yahya: All That Glitters is Not gold”, in which he exposed the holes in the creationist’s arguments. In addition, many articles in Jukti provided critical evaluations of the views of other prominent promoters of Islam, such as the extremely popular Indian cleric, Zakir Naik, who was recently awarded by King Faisal of Saudi Arabia for his “services to Islam”. Other articles featured in Jukti leave no room for doubt about Mr. Das’s keen enthusiasm for science, particularly the Darwinian theory of evolution, which is in stark contrast to the creationism that Islam, and many other religions teach. Needless to say, such articles proved to be highly controversial in our country, where an overwhelming majority follows the Sunni sect of Islam. Jukti and the articles it featured turned out to be highly popular among Bangladeshis nonetheless, not just in the published form, but over the country’s blogosphere as well.

103 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 5:28:42pm

re: #100 goddamnedfrank

This Melissa Harris-Perry interview with Rachel Dolezal is fucked beyond belief.

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At first, I didn’t really know how to feel about her and her misrepresentation. It was like it wasn’t my right to cast judgment because it wasn’t my ethnicity and culture being appropriated. But now that more of her story has emerged… damn, that woman is a fucking amoral grifter.

104 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 5:31:28pm

re: #101 freetoken

So, stage set for a rich fantasy life.

105 ipsos  Jun 16, 2015 5:35:39pm

re: #103 allegro

I started watching the interview, and then started asking myself why I was watching the interview, and why MSNBC was broadcasting it.

I couldn’t come up with a reasonable answer to the first question other than “rubbernecking at a car crash.” Is there anything about Rachel Dolezal’s story that actually edifies us about anyone other than Rachel Dolezal? I’ll be damned if I can think of anything.

And so… *click*

106 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:35:55pm

re: #101 freetoken

Speaking of Dolezal, this paragraph struck me at the recent HuffPo piece on her parents:

Yep…her parents are whack-job adoption fundies. So she was raised in a fucked up home…not a lot unlike the Duggar clan or Duck Dynasty.

107 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:36:27pm

re: #104 jaunte

Looking from the outside, the whole Dolezal affair strikes me as someone desperate to escape one fantasy and creates another.

Among its other attributes, the real world can be really boring for long stretches.

Over the years I have met people like Dolezal, who work really, really hard at trying to be something they never were. I’m not going to judge them (morally) about that, but I do know that it’s a lot of work. I prefer to just be boring old me.

108 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:40:23pm
109 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 5:40:40pm

“If you’re having a hard time as a white ally maybe you should just deal.”
— Elon James White

110 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 16, 2015 5:41:32pm

re: #72 allegro

Fuck me. I had no idea this shit was going on. Mind completely and very painfully blown.

If comments I’m reading under the article are true, he’s a murderer with an IQ of 51, so he’s not really competent to stand trial, and he’s not someone who can be released. This seems to be more complicated than what we see in Shaun’s Kos post.

111 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 5:44:02pm

Charles,

I like the new front page design. Nice ‘n’ clean. Though being a fairly long-time reader, it’ll take some getting used to when it’s finally rolled out. Maybe include a button that reverts the new front page to the old one?

I remember you commenting days earlier that the redesign is necessary to keep up on those Google rankings, I’ve thought about that as I’ve perused the web recently. And by golly, that’s just the way the stone tumbles, the web is largely moving on from list formats and coalescing into, uh, something else besides lists? Speech bubbles? I’m not a programmer, so I’m talking out of my ass here.

I also noticed in the new beta version, wrenchwench’s LGF User Guide is missing from the upper right.

112 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 5:44:04pm

It’s buffering too much for me to watch just yet, but Goldie is supposed to be asking hard questions.

;)

113 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:45:10pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s buffering too much for me to watch just yet, but Goldie is supposed to be asking hard questions.

Goldie didn’t interview her, obviously. She’s mocking (rightly so) MHP for her enabling interview.

114 austin_blue  Jun 16, 2015 5:45:16pm

Goal USA!

1-0, 44th minute.

115 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 5:45:55pm

re: #113 darthstar

Goldie didn’t interview her, obviously. She’s mocking (rightly so) MHP for her enabling interview.

I know, forgot to add my winkie.

116 Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2015 5:46:25pm

re: #108 darthstar

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Jeb! and the rest of the GOP chorus line don’t seem to understand that what’s happening in Iraq is a direct result of the actions of the last Republican in office. And all this “what we know now” BS is excuse-making, not a serious answer.

117 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 5:48:27pm

re: #107 freetoken

Looking from the outside, the whole Dolezal affair strikes me as someone desperate to escape one fantasy and creates another.

Among its other attributes, the real world can be really boring for long stretches.

Over the years I have met people like Dolezal, who work really, really hard at trying to be something they never were. I’m not going to judge them (morally) about that, but I do know that it’s a lot of work. I prefer to just be boring old me.

On the continual search for kumquats.

118 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:50:03pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s buffering too much for me to watch just yet, but Goldie is supposed to be asking hard questions.

Okay, I just watched it…funny, but not something I’d worry about if I forgot to watch it later. “sweetest va-jay-jay in the milky way” is a phrase I’ll remember though.

119 CuriousLurker  Jun 16, 2015 5:52:44pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

This one feels less cluttered than the previous iteration. I realize you’re not done yet, but is it eventually going to be fully responsive? Just wondering because right now it doesn’t appear to be and it’s failing Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test.

120 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 5:53:35pm
121 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:54:08pm

There’s a large droopy penis over Texas right now.

122 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 5:55:02pm

re: #121 darthstar

Greg Abbott’s Golden Depository.

123 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:55:36pm

re: #120 teleskiguy

I hope Donald Trump has a long, competitive primary life. I don’t want him to win the nomination - because then the media will be forced to pretend he’s not fucking crazy - but I do want him to do so much damage to the GOP brand that DF thinks about voting for the Democratic candidate.

124 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 5:56:44pm

re: #121 darthstar

radar.weather.gov

Looks like a lot of rain.

125 goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2015 5:57:12pm

Goldie’s “interview” with Dolezal is the TITS!

126 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 5:58:06pm

re: #123 darthstar

I hope Donald Trump has a long, competitive primary life. I don’t want him to win the nomination - because then the media will be forced to pretend he’s not fucking crazy - but I do want him to do so much damage to the GOP brand that DF thinks about voting for the Democratic candidate.

Hahahaha! Oh wait… you’re serious?

127 Belafon  Jun 16, 2015 5:59:19pm

re: #110 No Country For Old Haters

If comments I’m reading under the article are true, he’s a murderer with an IQ of 51, so he’s not really competent to stand trial, and he’s not someone who can be released. This seems to be more complicated than what we see in Shaun’s Kos post.

Why was his conviction overturned 35 years ago? Whether or not he killed someone, we don’t hold onto people for 35 years under the pretense that he’s not someone who can be released.

128 austin_blue  Jun 16, 2015 5:59:53pm

re: #121 darthstar

There’s a large droopy penis over Texas right now.

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That’s no a rain shield, that’s Governor Greg “Wheels” Abbott.

129 darthstar  Jun 16, 2015 5:59:57pm

re: #126 allegro

Hahahaha! Oh wait… you’re serious?

Yeah…a little. I’d be okay if he came in second in Iowa and maybe 3rd in New Hampshire, and made South Carolina a toss-up. That would be enough to drive the Republicans into a right wing froth so far out that they’d never be able to recover for the general.

130 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 6:01:22pm

cuteness break:

cnn.com

131 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:02:10pm

re: #124 freetoken

radar.weather.gov

Looks like a lot of rain.

It is. Thus far we’ve been spared in Houston - we’re getting the worst of ours tonight - but those a very few miles south are swimming.

132 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 6:03:27pm

re: #119 CuriousLurker

This one feels less cluttered than the previous iteration. I realize you’re not done yet, but is it eventually going to be fully responsive? Just wondering because right now it doesn’t appear to be and it’s failing Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test.

Oh yes, definitely. Not quite ready to go there yet, but when it’s released it will be responsive to mobile devices.

133 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 6:04:01pm

re: #127 Belafon

Why was his conviction overturned 35 years ago? Whether or not he killed someone, we don’t hold onto people for 35 years under the pretense that he’s not someone who can be released.

From the comments, apparently one juror was improperly removed because they were against the death penalty. It was a unanimous decision by the jury at the time, for whatever one feel’s that is worth.

134 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 6:04:25pm

re: #124 freetoken

135 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 16, 2015 6:04:43pm

re: #127 Belafon

Why was his conviction overturned 35 years ago? Whether or not he killed someone, we don’t hold onto people for 35 years under the pretense that he’s not someone who can be released.

It’s Texas. Clearly they do hold on to someone who can’t be released. A more advanced state would have put him in a psychiatric facility, but this is Texas.

136 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:05:27pm

re: #134 jaunte

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I think those letters started floating by noon.

137 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 6:05:42pm

re: #134 jaunte

Joke’s on them, I was out there with superglue.

//

138 Belafon  Jun 16, 2015 6:07:03pm

re: #135 No Country For Old Haters

It’s Texas. Clearly they do hold on to someone who can’t be released. A more advanced state would have put him in a psychiatric facility, but this is Texas.

True. A psychiatric facility would cost extra money of which my state would much rather spend on moving gold out of NY.

139 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 6:07:33pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Winds “gusting” to 9mph.
wunderground.com

140 CuriousLurker  Jun 16, 2015 6:08:31pm

re: #132 Charles Johnson

Oh yes, definitely. Not quite ready to go there yet, but when it’s released it will be responsive to mobile devices.

I hear you. The responsive stuff is… ugh… let’s just say I have a ways to go before I’ll feel that I’ve mastered it.

141 Bird in the Paw  Jun 16, 2015 6:08:52pm

The girl really ain’t right…

thehardtimes.net

SPOKANE, Wash. - After resigning from her post as president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the N.A.A.C.P due to a highly publicized scandal regarding her race, Rachel Dolezal created even more controversy on Monday by claiming to be a founding member of legendary hardcore punk band Bad Brains.

142 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:11:11pm
143 Timothy Watson  Jun 16, 2015 6:11:38pm

[never mind]

144 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:11:53pm

re: #141 Bird in the Paw

The girl really ain’t right…

thehardtimes.net

145 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 6:13:18pm

re: #133 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For those interested in the case, here’s an article from the Houston Chronicle that spells out how this has come to be.

146 CuriousLurker  Jun 16, 2015 6:14:30pm

re: #141 Bird in the Paw

The girl really ain’t right…

thehardtimes.net

Satire site. There’s a lot of that crap out there now.

About

The Hard Times is a very real punk news site that you should not question. Just absorb the information as truth and move on. The historic satire site was founded in December 1982 at 171A studios while the founding members were eating broken glass with The Bad Brains. […]

thehardtimes.net

147 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 6:14:34pm

re: #141 Bird in the Paw

The girl really ain’t right…

thehardtimes.net

parody/fake news site.

One of their other “news” articles is “Recently Thawed out Caveman Misses the Way Scene Used to Be”

148 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 6:15:22pm

re: #101 freetoken

Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal, both residents of Troy, Montana, have been advocates for social justice in their own way. They practice Young Earth Creationism, a fundamentalist branch of Christianity that takes the Bible’s stories about the beginning of the world quite literally.

What the fuck! Spreading young Earth creationist anti-science ignorance to other countries is “social justice?”

This is me, gobsmacked. How the hell can anyone write something so brainless?

149 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:17:02pm

re: #146 CuriousLurker

I was trying to find that. I knew that was some stupid shit. Thanks CuriousLurker!

And you too, Backwoods_Sleuth!

[edited, golly, things go fast in here]

150 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 6:17:09pm

re: #148 Charles Johnson

This is me, gobsmacked. How the hell can anyone write something so brainless?

It’s the HuffPo religion page. Pretty much anything goes there.

151 Bird in the Paw  Jun 16, 2015 6:19:25pm

*blush*

Fooled by my nephew

152 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 6:19:35pm

The media is in full-on feeding frenzy mode over Rachel Dolezal, but I have to admit I find the story sordid and not very interesting.

153 CuriousLurker  Jun 16, 2015 6:20:29pm

re: #151 Bird in the Paw

*blush*

Fooled by my nephew

Don’t feel bad, it’s happened to most of us at one time or another.

154 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:20:59pm
155 Jenner7  Jun 16, 2015 6:21:08pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

I’m just surprised she got away with this for so long and the lies were some pretty big whoppers.

156 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 6:22:40pm

re: #101 freetoken

Izaiah Dolezal, one of the couple’s adopted sons, reportedly sought emancipation from his parents in 2010. According to CNN, Izaiah, who is now 21, claimed the Dolezals “had sent his brother and sister away to group homes because they didn’t cooperate with the couple’s religion and rules.”

This is an exceptionally creepy act of bad parenting.

157 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 6:23:31pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

It’s cheap headlines for people who like to watch crashes.

I also think it reveals just how poorly some portions of our society are dealing with the concept of identity, and the non-reality of “race” but the very real reality of bigotry.

My feeling is that the Dolezal issue attracts those who want to trash the NAACP.

re: #156 jaunte

I get the faint whiff of Duggar-badness about all this.

158 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 6:23:40pm

re: #140 CuriousLurker

I hear you. The responsive stuff is… ugh… let’s just say I have a ways to go before I’ll feel that I’ve mastered it.

FLEX BOX!!!

159 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 6:24:17pm

re: #157 freetoken

Ideology over humanity.

160 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 6:24:33pm

Your video break - Calbuco in 4K:

161 Romantic Heretic  Jun 16, 2015 6:25:06pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Nice. I really like that.

162 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 6:27:22pm

She needs help.
Seriously.

163 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:27:23pm

re: #154 teleskiguy

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Miss Yvonne for VP and Ptery for Sec of State.

164 freetoken  Jun 16, 2015 6:28:04pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s a silly statement given how cheap DNA tests are these days.

165 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 6:28:45pm

re: #164 freetoken

It’s a silly statement given how cheap DNA tests are these days.

I think her delusions are so deep now that she would dispute results of a DNA test.

166 CuriousLurker  Jun 16, 2015 6:28:52pm

re: #149 teleskiguy

I was trying to find that. I knew that was some stupid shit. Thanks CuriousLurker!

You’re welcome.

Despite the enormous amount of very real bad crazy out there these days, I tend to regard anything that doesn’t come from a MSM source with suspicion. Even then, the rush for clicks makes the MSM screw up sometimes too, like with the alleged Muslim Brotherhood puppy firebombs. When I saw it I knew immediately that it had to be BS (and it made me LOL), but CBS New York fell for it hook, line and sinker.

167 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 16, 2015 6:29:35pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

She needs help.
Seriously.

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Well, you’d be messed up too if you were Sideshow Bob’s sister.

168 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 16, 2015 6:30:54pm

Any of those Orangutans would be a better candidate than any of the current GOP Pack, and they all have better hair than The Donald.

As a side note, I know evolution can’t be true, because why is there still a GOP now that we have orangutans?

Haven’t been here in a few days, been busy as can be at the shop and other things. Just stopping in while I have a coffee before I go home.

Hugs and High-Fives all around.

RBS

169 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 16, 2015 6:33:10pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

She needs help.
Seriously.

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Reading about her parents, and watching a video of them, it’s clear that she was raised in a very weird environment by people with insane beliefs. The odds were against her from the start.

170 A Cranky One  Jun 16, 2015 6:37:26pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

The latest beta version of the LGF front page emphasizes the images much more, and does away with the excerpts except in the top post.

littlegreenfootballs.com

I like it. Improved from the previous drafts. The latest article is obvious and the layout gives a better idea of previous content.

Where exactly will ads go in this scheme? Will they interfere with the visual scan of the page?

And where is the button to download edible samples of VB’s baked goods? ;)

171 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:38:28pm

No dog walkies tonight because rain so quickie piddles in the “yard”. Figured I could send The Boys out to pee while I stayed dry. My elderly blind spaniel got stuck behind my bike. Then my elderly eyeballs couldn’t see to do the numbers on the combination lock on the bike thingie without my glasses.

So now we’re all wet but at least everyone’s bladder is empty.

172 EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2015 6:38:48pm

re: #148 Charles Johnson

What the fuck! Spreading young Earth creationist anti-science ignorance to other countries is “social justice?”

This is me, gobsmacked. How the hell can anyone write something so brainless?

We have a real problem in the US of the media mostly failing to call out young earth creationism as the useless drivel that it is. It’s pretty clear that the reason for this failure is that doing so would tick off the creationists and allow them and their enablers to whine about persecution of Christians.

173 Timothy Watson  Jun 16, 2015 6:39:45pm

re: #169 No Country For Old Haters

Reading about her parents, and watching a video of them, it’s clear that she was raised in a very weird environment by people with insane beliefs. The odds were against her from the start.

Yeah, and mental illness isn’t outside the realm of possibility.

174 Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2015 6:40:22pm
175 No Country For Old Haters  Jun 16, 2015 6:43:17pm

re: #172 EPR-radar

We have a real problem in the US of the media mostly failing to call out young earth creationism as the useless drivel that it is. It’s pretty clear that the reason for this failure is that doing so would tick off the creationists and allow them and their enablers to whine about persecution of Christians.

I don’t think anyone cares if they whine. Media companies don’t want to alienate viewers and lose ad dollars.

176 Bubblehead II  Jun 16, 2015 6:45:22pm
177 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:46:53pm
178 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:51:00pm

re: #177 teleskiguy

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Mental illness and/or desperate unhappiness are becoming increasingly apparent. The media needs to back off this woman.

179 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:51:44pm

re: #176 Bubblehead II

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Who is Alice Dreger and what is her story?

180 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:52:50pm

Thunderstorm moving overhead. What a wet friggin spring/early summer. At my buddy’s place in Redcliff, the river’s been bank-full for almost a week.

181 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 6:56:50pm

Amazon music. Jesse Cook. Sublime.

182 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 6:57:06pm

re: #178 allegro

The media needs to back off this woman.

I agree. Regardless of her background, she’s proven herself a fraud. She’s disgraced now. Best thing for her is to fade into obscurity and start over rebuilding relationships and her reputation.

183 EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2015 6:57:48pm

re: #175 No Country For Old Haters

I don’t think anyone cares if they whine. Media companies don’t want to alienate viewers and lose ad dollars.

If picking on young earth creationists would cause (or is assumed to cause) media to alienate viewers and lose ad dollars, that pretty much amounts to the media caring about YEC whining.

184 Joe Bacon  Jun 16, 2015 6:58:32pm

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

LOLOLOL Is Donald’s IQ higher than 150?

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HOT DAMN! Trump’s IQ is the same as Chuck C’s???????

185 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 6:58:44pm

re: #179 allegro

Who is Alice Dreger and what is her story?

Her website: alicedreger.com

She’s a friend of mine and some lizards got to know her very well a little while back when she live-tweeted an abstinence-only sex ed class at her son’s school. (It was hilarious, although rather sad and infuriating that adults were teaching kids that nonsense in a public school.)

186 EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2015 6:59:47pm

re: #182 teleskiguy

I agree. Regardless of her background, she’s proven herself a fraud. She’s disgraced now. Best thing for her is to fade into obscurity and start over rebuilding relationships and her reputation.

I also agree. It’s not as if she’s running for office at the state level as a GOPer, where being floridly insane is often more helpful than not.

187 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 7:00:14pm
188 Bubblehead II  Jun 16, 2015 7:01:16pm

re: #179 allegro

Who is Alice Dreger and what is her story?

Bioethics scholar and IMHO a must read.

189 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:01:56pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Her website: alicedreger.com

She’s a friend of mine and some lizards got to know her very well a little while back when she live-tweeted an abstinence-only sex ed class at her son’s school. (It was hilarious, although rather sad and infuriating that adults were teaching kids that nonsense in a public school.)

Ohhh, I remember her story, just forgot the name. Thanks.

190 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 7:04:47pm

Here comes the wind. It’s times like these I wish I had an anemometer.

191 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 7:06:20pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Her website: alicedreger.com

She’s a friend of mine and some lizards got to know her very well a little while back when she live-tweeted an abstinence-only sex ed class at her son’s school. (It was hilarious, although rather sad and infuriating that adults were teaching kids that nonsense in a public school.)

Well hell, any friend of yours is also a friend of yours.

Joking aside, bring her on board.

192 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 7:07:07pm

re: #190 teleskiguy

Here comes the wind. It’s times like these I wish I had an anemometer.

I hear they have a pill for that.

193 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:07:15pm

re: #191 b_sharp

Well hell, any friend of yours is also a friend of yours.

Joking aside, bring her on board.

Oh yes, please do!

194 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 7:09:10pm

re: #192 b_sharp

I hear they have a pill for that.

I see what you did there.

195 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 7:10:12pm

re: #194 teleskiguy

That makes a lot more sense than what I was trying to figure out.

Since I haven’t run into one with spinning cups on the top yet.

196 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 16, 2015 7:10:31pm

re: #190 teleskiguy

Here comes the wind. It’s times like these I wish I had an anemometer.

Sometimes you don’t want to know. Ashore, riding out a hurricane in South Texas with the Navy, our anemometer read 144 mph just before the wind carried it off.

197 Bubblehead II  Jun 16, 2015 7:12:17pm

re: #191 b_sharp

Well hell, any friend of yours is also a friend of yours.

Joking aside, bring her on board.

I don’t know about BWS, But I have been trying to get her to open a account. Maybe an invitation by Charles? I think she would be a great addition to the Lizard Nation.

198 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 7:13:03pm

re: #195 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Since I haven’t run into one with spinning cups on the top yet.

I see them in the winter all the time, they’re on top of chairlift towers.

199 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 7:13:29pm

re: #198 teleskiguy

I see them in the winter all the time, they’re on top of chairlift towers.

…not what I was talking about. >.>

200 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 7:14:52pm

Am I on the outside of an inside joke? I hate it when that happens.

201 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 7:15:45pm

re: #200 teleskiguy

Am I on the outside of an inside joke? I hate it when that happens.

No, just my mind goes off in strange directions.

What else are there pills for? In this case, think small blue pills.

202 Bubblehead II  Jun 16, 2015 7:16:21pm

re: #200 teleskiguy

Am I on the outside of an inside joke? I hate it when that happens.

To what are you referring?

203 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:16:22pm

re: #201 klys (maker of Silmarils)

No, just my mind goes off in strange directions.

What else are there pills for? In this case, think small blue pills.

You can’t get an erection?

204 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 7:16:46pm

re: #203 allegro

You can’t get an erection?

It’s true, I can’t.

Especially not one with spinning cups for measuring the wind on top.

205 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 7:16:57pm

re: #201 klys (maker of Silmarils)

No, just my mind goes off in strange directions.

What else are there pills for? In this case, think small blue pills.

Grampa’s little helper.
(now that the Rolling Stones are that age…)

206 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 7:17:15pm

re: #203 allegro

You can’t get an erection?

I’ve built many an erection with my erector set.

207 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 7:18:08pm

re: #204 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s true, I can’t.

Especially not one with spinning cups for measuring the wind on top.

amazon.com

208 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:18:32pm

re: #206 b_sharp

I’ve built many an erection with my erector set.

Did you call your doctor after 4 hours?

209 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 7:19:05pm

re: #207 b_sharp

amazon.com

I was going to be really terrified at what you could order on Amazon but thankfully I am safe.

210 austin_blue  Jun 16, 2015 7:19:08pm

re: #208 allegro

Did you call your doctor after 4 hours?

No, he alerted the media.

211 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 7:19:25pm

re: #202 Bubblehead II

To what are you referring?

I don’t even know anymore.

212 Bubblehead II  Jun 16, 2015 7:20:24pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

Grampa’s Grandma’s little helper.
(now that the Rolling Stones are that age…)

213 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:20:51pm

re: #211 teleskiguy

I don’t even know anymore.

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That’s entirely reasonable advice.

214 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 7:40:08pm

Going off on a tangent isn’t something you should take laying down.

215 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:41:30pm

re: #214 b_sharp

Going off on a tangent isn’t something you should take laying down.

Not without a little blue pill.

216 teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2015 7:46:03pm
217 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 7:47:54pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

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That’s total bullshit on Bush’s part. Senators have to deal with foreign policy in a way that most governors do not. I see that Hannity was merely quoting Jeb. It is crap still.

218 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:48:20pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

They are talking about Republicans. They get their orders from the Koch’s et al. No decisions required. I submit that applies to governors as well.

219 Kragar  Jun 16, 2015 7:49:40pm
220 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 7:50:51pm

re: #219 Kragar

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Hell I’d say it’s depressing to see the party of Nixon and Goldwater become that. I mean say what one will about Nixon but he actually cared about getting shit done and running an effective government.

221 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:51:15pm

re: #219 Kragar

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Damn, it would be depressing to see an average kindergarten reduced to that.

222 William Lewis  Jun 16, 2015 7:53:28pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

This is why Governor’s like Walker do far more damage to the nation than any Senator.

223 Kragar  Jun 16, 2015 7:54:37pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

Hell I’d say it’s depressing to see the party of Nixon and Goldwater become that. I mean say what one will about Nixon but he actually cared about getting shit done and running an effective government.

EPA, opened relations with China…

COMMIE!

224 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 7:55:10pm

re: #223 Kragar

EPA, opened relations with China…

COMMIE!

His health care reform plan would have Obama calling it too liberal.

225 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 7:56:30pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

His health care reform plan would have Obama calling it too liberal.

Y’all are making me less depressed by my first presidential election vote.

226 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 7:57:06pm

re: #225 allegro

Y’all are making me less depressed by my first presidential election vote.

And you’re hearing this from a guy whose username is in tribute to one of his opponents.

227 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 16, 2015 8:00:15pm

re: #214 b_sharp

Going off on a tangent isn’t something you should take laying down.

Or lying down.

228 piratedan  Jun 16, 2015 8:00:50pm

re: #108 darthstar

damn, if he’s tired of it now, cripes, how is he going to feel in three months?

229 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 16, 2015 8:02:59pm

Hey, Charles! I can see the new front page in full now. I opened up my VPN and the js loaded fine. I like this format much better than the first version.

230 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 8:03:11pm

re: #228 piratedan

damn, if he’s tired of it now, cripes, how is he going to feel in three months?

If he doesn’t want to talk about it then maybe he shouldn’t be unapologetic about his brother’s FP and how Dubya “kept us safe.”

231 jaunte  Jun 16, 2015 8:03:19pm

Stephen Colbert Makes a Huge Announcement about Trump’s Huge Announcement:

232 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 16, 2015 8:03:58pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior

And you’re hearing this from a guy whose username is in tribute to one of his opponents.

Going back to that era, I recall a piece I heard (probably on NPR) comparing news coverage (especially political campaign coverage) from the 50-60’s era to today. Back then on the average news story, the typical “sound bite” was actually a minute or so long, compared to something like 10 seconds today.

It irks me to no end that people think that coherent strategies to complex problems will fit on a bumper sticker (think “Drill Baby Drill”). American Politics has become “Short Attention Span Theater”.

233 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 8:04:32pm

re: #227 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Or lying down.

You need to get laid.

234 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 8:05:08pm

re: #232 RealityBasedSteve

Going back to that era, I recall a piece I heard (probably on NPR) comparing news coverage (especially political campaign coverage) from the 50-60’s era to today. Back then on the average news story, the typical “sound bite” was actually a minute or so long, compared to something like 10 seconds today.

It irks me to no end that people think that coherent strategies to complex problems will fit on a bumper sticker (think “Drill Baby Drill”). American Politics has become “Short Attention Span Theater”.

I’ve seen ads from those days- a lot longer and more detailed than our ads today.

235 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jun 16, 2015 8:05:11pm

re: #228 piratedan

Good point. It’s a legitimate question. After all, his dad sent troops into Kuwait and his brother sent troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. A person would be justified in thinking that sending troops into the ME is a habit with the Bush family

236 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 16, 2015 8:06:24pm

I love $2.99 Tuesdays at The Fresh Market. :)

237 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 8:07:05pm

re: #235 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Good point. It’s a legitimate question. After all, his dad sent troops into Kuwait and his brother sent troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. A person would be justified in thinking that sending troops into the ME is a habit with the Bush family

And he’s been perhaps the biggest backer of his brother’s FP and I think is on record as saying he would be an unofficial FP adviser to him if elected. Jeb is trying to have it both ways here.

238 CuriousLurker  Jun 16, 2015 8:07:45pm

Before I go to bed, some funnnies for the night crew:

30 Hilarious Street Posters You Certainly Haven’t Seen Around

re: #222 William Lewis

This one’s for you & the other photo enthusiasts. I’m not all that crazy about b&w photography, but these duotones are gorgeous:

Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees

G’nite, all. ;-)

239 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:08:54pm

re: #236 GlutenFreeJesus

I love $2.99 Tuesdays at The Fresh Market. :)

External image

That was kind of terrifying.

240 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:09:44pm

re: #237 HappyWarrior

And he’s been perhaps the biggest backer of his brother’s FP and I think is on record as saying he would be an unofficial FP adviser to him if elected. Jeb is trying to have it both ways here.

Oh wow, he’s bisexual?

241 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 8:10:05pm

re: #240 allegro

Oh wow, he’s bisexual?

Hah.

242 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 16, 2015 8:16:27pm

Well, I’m off to bed. Going in early to try and straighten out some inventory issues. According to the computer we have a negative 7402 Orange Aqualung Medium fins on hand. Deep down inside, I’m thinking that might not be correct.

Be good, and help yourself to the doughnuts on the counter. They were fresh this morning, so they are still OK I’m sure.

RBS

243 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 16, 2015 8:18:17pm

re: #239 allegro

That was kind of terrifying.

Yea, it’s the electric drill that makes it just creepy

RBS

244 jonhendry  Jun 16, 2015 8:20:05pm

Cute orangutan pics always make me sad, because they won’t be around long as a species.

245 GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 16, 2015 8:23:31pm

re: #239 allegro

The drill, huh? lol Actually I use that with a spade bit to peel potatoes. :)

246 Kragar  Jun 16, 2015 8:24:41pm
247 #FergusonFireside  Jun 16, 2015 8:25:17pm

re: #238 CuriousLurker

Before I go to bed, some funnnies for the night crew:

30 Hilarious Street Posters You Certainly Haven’t Seen Around

For you & the other photo enthusiasts. I’m not all that crazy about b&W photography, but these duotones are gorgeous:

Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees

G’nite, all. ;-)

The street posters really made me laugh. Gracias.

248 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:32:45pm

re: #245 GlutenFreeJesus

The drill, huh? lol Actually I use that with a spade bit to peel potatoes. :)

You guys are weird.

249 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:37:42pm

I just took off my bra. I feel free. Nothing like liberated breasts.

Will that get the thread going again? Hey, I’m trying.

250 Belafon  Jun 16, 2015 8:37:48pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

His health care reform plan would have Obama calling it too liberal.

Imagine what could have been passed had Obama had Nixon’s congress.

251 retired cynic  Jun 16, 2015 8:38:39pm

re: #249 allegro

I just took off my bra. I feel free. Nothing like liberated breasts.

Will that get the thread going again? Hey, I’m trying.

Sounds like a plan!

252 HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2015 8:39:29pm

re: #250 Belafon

Imagine what could have been passed had Obama had Nixon’s congress.

I know sigh. I’ve come to realize that a lot of a president’s successes are due to the Congress he has. Obama’s had some of the worst Congresses ever.

253 b_sharp  Jun 16, 2015 8:40:12pm

re: #249 allegro

I just took off my bra. I feel free. Nothing like liberated breasts.

Will that get the thread going again? Hey, I’m trying.

So you’re just hangin’ out with some friends?

254 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:40:49pm

re: #251 retired cynic

Sounds like a plan!

Okay we got two retirees excited.LOL

255 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:41:36pm

re: #253 b_sharp

So you’re just hangin’ out with some friends?

They’ve served me pretty well, actually.

256 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:42:47pm

re: #249 allegro

That’s what working at home is good for.

257 piratedan  Jun 16, 2015 8:43:26pm

re: #249 allegro

obligatory pics or it didn’t happen remark……

sorry allegro, but I do love you for your mind….

258 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:43:31pm

I made a kale lemon Caesar salad with Brussels sprouts and olives to go with some leftover pasta for dinner tonight.

It was tasty.

259 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:44:38pm

re: #256 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That’s what working at home is good for.

It really is. Free range breasts just aren’t welcome in the workplace.

260 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:45:18pm

re: #259 allegro

It really is. Free range breasts just aren’t welcome in the workplace.

Unless it’s gone organic.

261 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:46:13pm

As a result of my husband trying to look up if you can eat raw Brussels sprouts, I now have a recipe for a Brussels sprouts and mustard salad to try.

262 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2015 8:47:47pm

gonna read in bed a bit and hope this happens.

niterz, lizardz!

263 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:48:24pm

I could go upstairs to the new thread but a) I would feel lonely and b) I’d go off topic immediately.

264 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:49:40pm

re: #263 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I could go upstairs to the new thread but a) I would feel lonely and b) I’d go off topic immediately.

I feel ya. But I can’t deal with Brussels Sprouts.

265 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:50:42pm

re: #257 piratedan

obligatory pics or it didn’t happen remark……

sorry allegro, but I do love you for your mind….

I promise at my age my mind is much more interesting.

266 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:50:46pm

re: #264 allegro

I feel ya. But I can’t deal with Brussels Sprouts.

I am …learning to handle them.

The pasta had them too, but there they were sauteed in bacon grease. I am beginning to think bacon grease makes all things better.

267 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:51:52pm

re: #266 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am …learning to handle them.

The pasta had them too, but there they were sauteed in bacon grease. I am beginning to think bacon grease makes all things better.

Bacon grease even gets my dogs to eat green beans. They hate green beans.

268 piratedan  Jun 16, 2015 8:53:13pm

re: #265 allegro

speaking as a guy who enjoys titillating conversation, any time you can enjoy innuendo laden snark with a smart lady, you never pass up that opportunity

269 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:53:17pm

Someone in my Twitter TL was ranting today about how a romantic relationship between a 50 year old guy and a 20 year old woman is presented as the “reward” in a non-small number of fiction novels these days.

I just wish some of these novels dealt with the issues in those kinds of relationships. Retirement planning fucking sucks.

270 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 8:54:00pm

re: #268 piratedan

speaking as a guy who enjoys titillating conversation, any time you can enjoy innuendo laden snark with a smart lady, you never pass up that opportunity

I love you. ;)

271 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:55:06pm

Also I remain unconvinced there is a purpose to hand-wash only clothing.

272 piratedan  Jun 16, 2015 8:55:20pm

re: #270 allegro

back at ya… just because we’re older doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten anything

273 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 8:59:20pm

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274 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 9:01:26pm

re: #269 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Someone in my Twitter TL was ranting today about how a romantic relationship between a 50 year old guy and a 20 year old woman is presented as the “reward” in a non-small number of fiction novels these days.

I just wish some of these novels dealt with the issues in those kinds of relationships. Retirement planning fucking sucks.

As one who married a man 14 years my senior who left me a young (47) widow, retirement is a distracting future issue. Good to think about, but live for today. You will likely not grow old together. There’s a joy in that, too.

275 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 9:03:19pm

re: #274 allegro

As one who married a man 14 years my senior who left me a young (47) widow, retirement is a distracting future issue. Good to think about, but live for today. You will likely not grow old together. There’s a joy in that, too.

mr. klys is 17 years my senior.

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276 allegro  Jun 16, 2015 9:11:03pm

re: #275 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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277 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 16, 2015 9:14:53pm

re: #276 allegro

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