Overnight Open Thread (2-22-2012)

If You Make Less Than $60,000 and Have Kids, Quit Your Job!

Because you'll actually live better on the dole:

You can do as well working one week a month at minimum wage as you can working $60,000-a-year, full-time, high-stress job.

My chart tells the story. It is pretty much self-explanatory.

Entitlement-Nation

This is in Mississippi but I'm guessing the numbers are similar in other states. The really depressing part is that if you work hard and double your income from $14K to $30K, you actually get poorer.

Update: Dead Parrot points out that this chart has been critiqued for using inflated numbers. I haven't calculated with the new numbers but I suspect that there's still going to be little incentive (maybe $600 more a month?) to work 4x the hours.

Newt: The Most Unpopular Man in Politics?

There is, I think, a cautionary tale here, although it probably comes too late. It was obvious to everyone who remembered the history of the 1990s that Gingrich would be a disaster as a presidential candidate, however much we may enjoy his repartee and respect him as a thinker whose ideas are often good. Yet millions of Republican activists, heedless of the past and ignoring Newt's obvious weaknesses, enthused over him as a candidate and made him the man of the hour. Or the man of two or three weeks, maybe.

Well I did try to warn people about Newt but was mostly ignored. But hey what do I know - I've only been following him since the mid-80's and politics since the late 70's.

Just Singing on the Moon

Scandis in the Wild Part XXIII

Note carefully the variation in their markings as well as the curious glare they use to hold their prey immobilized.

23758.729.485

The most interesting man in the world?

At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol.

At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.

At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm, one of the few truly dull entries on his otherwise crackling résumé, which lately included a career as a professional gambler.

And that doesn't even cover his rowing across the Atlantic and the Pacific nor his truly epic whore-mongering.

John Fairfax, RIP at age 74.

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11 Niche Dating Sites You Didn't Know You Needed

Not only is there someone for everyone, but there's even a dating site that caters to your ilk. Into Italian sea captains with a lot of recent downtime? Yep, there's a site for you.

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There's Airline Food and Then There's North Korean Airline Food

And when you fly DPRK-owned Air Koryo you get treated like Kim Jong Un's  party elite. This is a hamburger I think.

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5 Great Love Stories That Weren't Really All That Great

The fantasy version: Edward gave up the British throne to be with the women he loved.

The reality:

Wallis Simpson didn't really want to marry Edward. Sure, she might have given in if there were a crown involved, but she did not want her boyfriend to abdicate. By then she was sick of him, but knew she was pretty much trapped. ...The newly dubbed Duke and Duchess of Windsor stayed together until Edward's death. They indulged in their hobbies of throwing house parties where they screamed at each other in front of guests, having affairs, and talking about how great Hitler was, an opinion the Duke aired in public until at least the late 1960s.

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Comments

1 Not enough fireworks on the Live-Blog?

Posted by: toby928© Perrykrishna at February 22, 2012 09:35 PM (GTbGH)

2 More debates pls

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 22, 2012 09:36 PM (dYizu)

3
Ursula Andress was pretty stacked. She would have been a great Moron-ette.

In the tradition of......

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 22, 2012 09:36 PM (sJTmU)

4 First. Hah!

I'll be in the debate thread and the vandy game.

Back in a bit.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 09:36 PM (I/cLr)

5 First, fourth, whatever.

Shut up, that's why.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 09:37 PM (I/cLr)

6 I can haz cheezburger?

Posted by: MrCaniac at February 22, 2012 09:38 PM (1grxW)

7 http://tinyurl.com/6ucjrbj

Posted by: steevy at February 22, 2012 09:38 PM (7W3wI)

8 g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 22, 2012 09:38 PM (JMmQ9)

9 I hear tell on this here intertube box that this be the last republican debate, allow me to just say Praise Jeebus, may we never see another one again.

Posted by: booger at February 22, 2012 09:39 PM (29wvc)

10 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at February 22, 2012 09:41 PM (7W3wI)

11 My God, it's full of Morons!

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2012 09:44 PM (O6q63)

12 The really depressing part is that if you work hard and double your income from $14K to $30K, you actually get poorer.

Ahem. Not if you only take cash. Try it sometime.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench at February 22, 2012 09:44 PM (0TdUk)

13 Norway!

Sorry, I just felt the need.

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2012 09:45 PM (DTX4S)

14 10
Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy
That has a certain ring to it, doncha know.

Posted by: Minuteman (aka trainer) until Juggy is Gone at February 22, 2012 09:46 PM (DGxyd)

15 Ahem. Not if you only take cash. Try it sometime.
***
Hmm, wasn't there a economic system like that? Were no one did any work, but somehow everyone had black market money?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 09:46 PM (3aXbg)

16 I hear tell on this here intertube box that this be the last republican
debate, allow me to just say Praise Jeebus, may we never see another one
again.
***
That could be arranged

Posted by: Gov Bev Perdue (D) at February 22, 2012 09:46 PM (3aXbg)

17 After seeing that chart , I'm giving my two weeks notice .

Hold on , I'm self -employed .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 22, 2012 09:47 PM (npr0X)

18 That NK burger looks worse than a British burger.

Not an easy thing to do.

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2012 09:48 PM (DTX4S)

19 Hold on , I'm self -employed .



I bet your boss is a real pain in the ass!

Posted by: NC Ref at February 22, 2012 09:49 PM (/izg2)

20 Why get a real dad, when the govt. can be your daddy!

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 22, 2012 09:49 PM (tKFT6)

21 yeah i paid 80 dollars a day for my 4 children (at the time) yeah you have to make quite a bit to make it possible to also buy ghas to get to work

Posted by: willow at February 22, 2012 09:50 PM (TomZ9)

22 9600 for childcare, Im moving

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2012 09:50 PM (46qC3)

23 18 Does it have madcow tissue in it?

Posted by: steevy at February 22, 2012 09:51 PM (7W3wI)

24 Does it have madcow tissue in it?
***
Wouldn't you like to know?

Posted by: Rachel Madcow at February 22, 2012 09:53 PM (3aXbg)

25 Does it have madcow tissue in it?

If you ended up in a burger, wouldn't you be kinda pissed?

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2012 09:54 PM (O6q63)

26 Hey the Korea story just reminded me of something really bothering me. How many people here have HULU? I'm trying it because everyone recommends it. Its very bizarre to say the least, as half the available programming, including movies and tv shows seems to be Jap anime cartoons and S. Korean soap operas (not joking).

Seriously, wtf? Hulu sucks and netflix desperately needs new streaming titles. I think i've watched them all. some 3 times

Posted by: What a Jerk at February 22, 2012 09:54 PM (bcmD0)

27 I bet your boss is a real pain in the ass!

The . Fucking . Worst .

Apologies to the 'ettes present for the naughty language .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 22, 2012 09:54 PM (npr0X)

28 Hmm, wasn't there a economic system like that? Were no one did any work, but somehow everyone had black market money?

Italy?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at February 22, 2012 09:55 PM (Gk3SS)

29 It's a not-very-secret secret back home that the reason they wanted that guy's arse off the throne was exactly the Nazi thing. It certainly wasn't that he was carrying on with Simpson. I mean, this is the British Monarchy we're talking about. We're relieved when they're not gay.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at February 22, 2012 09:55 PM (QTHTd)

30 And good Christ, Ursula Andress was one of history's all time beauties.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at February 22, 2012 09:56 PM (QTHTd)

31 OK, which doesn't belong?

Blonde Scandis

Wallis Simpson

The Trio

Discuss and justify. Additional points for omitting the normal cheerleader commentary.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at February 22, 2012 09:57 PM (7yvLv)

32 But he was gay. See this week's WSJ book reviews.

Posted by: comatus at February 22, 2012 09:57 PM (ZOlM3)

33 We're relieved when they're not gay.
***
Being a gay monarch can be a pain in the arse.

Posted by: King Edward II of England (NOT complaining about what you THINK he is complaining about) at February 22, 2012 09:57 PM (3aXbg)

34 Work harder, get poorer, plus have some jackass telling you on an almost daily basis that your not paying your fair share. Yup.. welcome to Ameritopia.

Ok, onto Newt. Seriously? Ok, look, I like Newt well enough as a person. But you know what, I like my neighbor Steve well enough as a person too, and I wouldn't elect him president. Newt's campaign has been a disorganized mess from the get go, so much so that he's not even on the ballot in a lot of states. So no matter how much I enjoy watching him slap the snot out of some idiot biased reporter in a debate setting, frankly he's never had my support and never will. Stick a fork in him already, he's done.

Much like Ron Paul, I have no idea why so many folks are wasting so much time talking about him because there is no chance in hell he can ever win the nomination. It's a total waste of time and energy. Look, again, I like Ron Paul well enough. I think he's one of the few candidates out there who actually understands the real picture of how much fiscal trouble we are actually in - but lets be honest, he has zero chance of getting nominated and honestly his ideas on foreign policy are beyond reckless, there completely insane.

And of course, as to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor:

"They indulged in their hobbies of throwing house parties where they
screamed at each other in front of guests, having affairs, and talking
about how great Hitler was, an opinion the Duke aired in public until at
least the late 1960s. "

Which, sadly, was sounds leaps and bounds better than my own previous marriage. At least they got to indulge in their hobbies and throw house parties.. lol..



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (R5yLq)

35 I'm voting for Newt just to piss off Maet.

Posted by: Ronster at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (JGYCE)

36 Ursula Andress was one of history's all time beauties.

Concur .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (npr0X)

37 I love Pajiba and this has done nothing to lessen that love: http://bit.ly/AxATmv

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (piMMO)

38 That welfare chart has some problems with it:

http://www.tnr.com/article/82962/conservatives-economic-chart-fox-de-rugy

M, you should read this one

Posted by: Dead Parrot at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (MQodg)

39 Actually, its even better -- if you only work a week a month, your child care costs should go down because you'll have plenty of time to cook , mend/make clothing, make (rather than buy) toys, etc.

Poverty is the new affluence in the new reality.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 22, 2012 09:59 PM (bkXfY)

40 Does anyone with 2 kids making 60k a year pay 13k in Federal payroll and income taxes?

Posted by: Crashpanic at February 22, 2012 09:59 PM (lohtN)

41 Worf gets DENIED again and again on Star Trek.

http://tinyurl.com/89aoqtz

Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2012 09:59 PM (GULKT)

42 Scandi/nerd flick recommendation: Astropia.

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2012 09:59 PM (DTX4S)

43 35 I'm voting for Newt just to piss off Maet.

Posted by: Ronster at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (JGYCE)


Now now - you're only hurting yourself baby.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 22, 2012 10:00 PM (pAlYe)

44 Christie was one beautiful woman, in her prime.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:00 PM (niZvt)

45 "Actually, its even better -- if you only work a week a month, your child
care costs should go down because you'll have plenty of time to cook ,
mend/make clothing, make (rather than buy) toys, etc."

Don't be silly. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find the lead based paint you need to make your own toys?

Sheesh..

Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:00 PM (R5yLq)

46 Wow. Is McDonald's still hiring? See you there!

Posted by: vika ut sig at February 22, 2012 10:01 PM (sqVOl)

47 What is it with absolute monarchs and nine year old girls? Louis XV, now? Really?

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at February 22, 2012 10:01 PM (QTHTd)

48
In reference to most interesting man, I have read a couple of bios on Burton. He is also a character in Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld
You might check out Richard Francis Burton. Largely self-taught, fluent in over 30 languages, considered to be the finest swordsman in the world. Infiltrated different cults to learn religion, he wrote Tales of the Arabian Knights from stories collected in Mecca, wrote the Kamra Sutra while a member of a love cult in India. As a child actively tried to kill any teacher his parents would hire.

Posted by: Dumpsterjuice at February 22, 2012 10:01 PM (B6U0F)

49 I hear tell on this here intertube box that this be the last republican
debate, allow me to just say Praise Jeebus, may we never see another one
again.


I'm working on it...

Posted by: B. Obama at February 22, 2012 10:01 PM (L/4gD)

50
Scandinavians suck.

Posted by: jacke at February 22, 2012 10:02 PM (5Cwv4)

51 Looks like Christie is sporting a baby bump.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (bMLFV)

52 http://tinyurl.com/6ucjrbj

Sweater Vest or Sweater Puppies?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (Y+DPZ)

53 "What is it with absolute monarchs and nine year old girls"

Well, curiously enough when it's an absolute monarch somehow it's wrong, but if your a "prophet" then it's ok. Funny how that works.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (R5yLq)

54 50
Scandinavians suck.
Posted by: jacke at February 22, 2012 10:02 PM (5Cwv4)


Go on...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (niZvt)

55 Hmm, you're saying I can profit by staying home more, not working as much and trolling!

MAGIC!

Wow, this is going to lead to the best economy ever!

Posted by: Phat at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (kuTYd)

56 51 Looks like Christie is sporting a baby bump.
Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (bMLFV)


Maybe her dress was just loose?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:04 PM (niZvt)

57 Scandinavians suck.

L.U.T.E.F.I.S.K.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 22, 2012 10:04 PM (bkXfY)

58 After being widowed at a young age, my mother raised my brother and I on her secretary's salary. People tried to convince her to accept welfare as it would have brought in more money for the family. But she had too much pride, and just enough of the right stuff. Flash forward a few years, and now she's a long-retired secretary who's *still* working a few hours part-time so she can afford to spoil her grandkids. My brother is gainfully employed in a job he loves and I'm a small business owner who's doing pretty darn good for himself in a highly competetive industry. And Mom's still hard at work as I write this, babysitting my kids tonight as my wife and I are preparing to go out for a bite and I'm catching up on the news for a few minutes.

And right after I hit "post" here I'm going upstairs to give Mom/Grandma a hug and thank her for everything she's done.

'Night, you morons. Have a good one.

Posted by: Guest at February 22, 2012 10:05 PM (xhEok)

59 Valerie Jarrett says that me being unemployed stimulates the economy!

So glad to help.

Now give me your money.

Posted by: Phat at February 22, 2012 10:05 PM (kuTYd)

60 Well, curiously enough when it's an absolute monarch somehow it's wrong,
but if your a "prophet" then it's ok. Funny how that works.
***
1) Conquer and enslave your neighbors
2) ???
3) Prophet!

Posted by: The Prophet Gnomes at February 22, 2012 10:05 PM (3aXbg)

61 When did we stop wearing gloves. (I'm glad we did)

It must have been later '60's 'cuz Jackie Kennedy wore them during 'camelot'




Posted by: someone at February 22, 2012 10:06 PM (bqjJT)

62 Wasn't Man from L.U.T.E.F.I.S.K a Scandi TV show?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:06 PM (niZvt)

63 Ok, the vandy game was much better than the debate, I take it? Had it on in the background, but the live blog comments made it look as bad as the other 14,723 right?

Hi Vika!

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 10:06 PM (I/cLr)

64 I'm going to school (since I got laid off) in the hopes of landing a decent job when I graduate. I would rather be a boon to the workforce than a sponge off of it. My 2 cents.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:07 PM (BvdQo)

65 I lost my job a month ago. I've been getting money where I can do computer repair, telemarketing, whatever...but it's nowhere near what I was making, and I wasn't making much at all when I had a full-time job.

I haven't taken any government assistance since my daughter was an infant (WIC, 20 years ago). I've always wanted to make it on my own. But the savings will run out in a few months, then I'll likely have to go on the dole. I HATE it. But I have to feed the teenage son (who is not quite old enough yet to get a job).

I feel like such a stinkin' hypocrite.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 22, 2012 10:07 PM (I6t1z)

66 38 That welfare chart has some problems with it:

http://fwd4.me/0v8W

M, you should read this one

Posted by: Dead Parrot at February 22, 2012 09:58 PM (MQodg)


Hmm I'll have to read that critique closely. I figured there was some padding in the numbers, but even with Singal's lower numbers I suspect that the end result would be mostly just a matter a degree.

If quadrupling the amount of time you work plus added stress and hassle only netted you say an extra $700 a month, well I suspect a lot of people would decide that it's not worth it.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 22, 2012 10:09 PM (pAlYe)

67 I feel like such a stinkin' hypocrite.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 22, 2012 10:07 PM (I6t1z)

No, it's meant for times like that.....not the generational thing it has become.

Posted by: Tami at February 22, 2012 10:09 PM (X6akg)

68 51
Looks like Christie is sporting a baby bump.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM

Every entertainment beat reporter who says "baby bump" should be flogged with Kim Kardashian's brastrap

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:09 PM (Y+DPZ)

69 Wasn't Man from L.U.T.E.F.I.S.K a Scandi TV show?

Rumour has it it was produced by the Joos .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 22, 2012 10:10 PM (npr0X)

70 I don't think welfare was even available in our neighborhood.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 22, 2012 10:10 PM (VeTg+)

71 I feel like such a stinkin' hypocrite.
***
The Dems intentionally stymie the economy to force more people onto government assistance.

What line of work are you in?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:10 PM (3aXbg)

72 Capt. W, my buddy had the same dilemma, but he took the u employment money, after all, he did pay taxes for unemployment insurance his entire working life.

He was out of work for about four months, though. Had he used the safety net as a couch, he wouldn't have been a friend of mine in the first place.

Good luck. Stay strong.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 10:10 PM (I/cLr)

73 I feel like such a stinkin' hypocrite.

****

Dude. It's there to help folks who try to help themselves first. Asking for a hand in life in nothing to be ashamed of. It's the making a life-long commitment to it that bothers folks.

Think about it. Would you mind helping if SOMEONE ELSE in your situation, trying their best, needed a little help?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 22, 2012 10:10 PM (piMMO)

74 Whitebread its there for emergencies. Support your family until that next job comes along and then be done with it. The folks who should feel guilty are the ones who stay on the dole for as long as possible.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 22, 2012 10:11 PM (/izg2)

75 Captain Whitebread...I'm sorry about your situation. I can only tell you that you have paid taxes. Your parents paid taxes. Your grandparents paid taxes. You were obviously raised well. You have contributed to the betterment of this nation. You are not taking without having already contributed.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 22, 2012 10:11 PM (V6fqC)

76 Being a native of NJ, I'm getting a kick out of the South Park "It's a Jersey Thing" episode

"Everybody from New Jersey is either punching each other or humping each other"

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:12 PM (Y+DPZ)

77 @ 65

A hand up isn't a hand out. No reason to feel guilty.

You do what you must, even if it leaves an unpleasant taste.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2012 10:12 PM (SAMxH)

78 "Everybody from New Jersey is either punching each other or humping each other"



Boobies need SMOOSH-SMOOSH!!!

Posted by: Snooky at February 22, 2012 10:13 PM (/izg2)

79 51
Looks like Christie is sporting a baby bump.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM

No, I just have a slow metabolism

Posted by: Chris Christie at February 22, 2012 10:13 PM (Y+DPZ)

80 Oh, yeah, forgot to add....take the damn cash. You and people like you are the reason we accepted the program in the first place.

Nothing wrong with accepting a hand up when you're down.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 10:13 PM (I/cLr)

81
@9

Your wish is my command.

Posted by: King Barry Obumbles at February 22, 2012 10:14 PM (0aByc)

82 78 "Everybody from New Jersey is either punching each other or humping each other"Boobies need SMOOSH-SMOOSH!!!
Posted by: Snooky at February 22, 2012 10:13 PM (/izg2)


Muff Cabbage! That South Park episode is on right now too.

Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2012 10:14 PM (GULKT)

83 Looking over the niche dating sites, I noticed one for people with mental illnesses. Surprisingly, it wasn't Huffpo or LGF.

Posted by: Alex at February 22, 2012 10:15 PM (L/4gD)

84 Capt Whitebread;

Just think of it as reparations from the 52 percenters

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:15 PM (Y+DPZ)

85 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 22, 2012 10:07 PM (I6t1z)

You're supposed to receive it when it is necessary while you make every effort to improve your lot in life. Most (not all) prefer to say fuck it and live on the benefits. It's there for a reason, and your reason seems reasonable.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:15 PM (BvdQo)

86
Einstein is safe for the time being: turns out those neutrinos were slower than light after all. A badconnection was fixed, the time-of-flight measurement re-done, and the neutrinos made it from CERN to Italy at less than light speed.
http://tinyurl.com/72ntpbr

Posted by: crisis du jour at February 22, 2012 10:16 PM (J1eJz)

87 9
I hear tell on this here intertube box that this be the last republican
debate, allow me to just say Praise Jeebus, may we never see another
one again.


Posted by: booger at February 22, 2012 09:39 PM (29wvc) Amen. I just hope you are correct.

Posted by: Mike in CFL at February 22, 2012 10:17 PM (motsG)

88 "Einstein is safe for the time being"

Well that's great news. I could care less about Michael J Fox and that idiot Doctor that invented time travel, but I like the dog.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:17 PM (R5yLq)

89 "I hear tell on this here intertube box that this be the last republican

debate, allow me to just say Praise Jeebus, may we never see another

one again."

Yup.. if only someone would have thought of this 39 debates ago.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:18 PM (R5yLq)

90
88 "Einstein is safe for the time being"Well that's great news. I could care less about Michael J Fox and that idiot Doctor that invented time travel, but I like the dog.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:17 PM (R5yLq)


Yes, but what's your opinion on Elizabeth Shue?

Posted by: buzzion at February 22, 2012 10:19 PM (GULKT)

91 Uh-oh Kansas looks to be kicking some serious AM ass tonight. Well, too bad for you Missouri. But you're always second fiddle aren't you, you slave-owning murderous cretins. If there is any consolation, your entrance into the SEC will put your football team somewhere ranked just above Vanderbilt. Hahahahahaha!

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:20 PM (BvdQo)

92 50 million tax payer dollars spent to pay legal fees for Freddie and Fannie executives, to defend them against charges of fraud and misuse of taxpayer dollars.. man.. what a world.




Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:20 PM (R5yLq)

93 That was AM meaning the Texas university.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:21 PM (BvdQo)

94 "Yes, but what's your opinion on Elizabeth Shue?"

Depends.. is she speaking or mute? I find most of them become far less attractive the minute they start speaking and espousing idiotic political opinions of the hollywood elite.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:22 PM (R5yLq)

95 That chart is counting 16,000 in medicaid and CHIP but not counting the insurance that someone making 60,000 a year is probably getting as a benefit.

So, yeah, it's BS. Our system is messed up, but it's not that messed up.

Posted by: carl at February 22, 2012 10:23 PM (QocR4)

96 Julie Christie was the most beautiful woman in the world during the 60's. She was stunning in Dr. Zhivago. The other 2 gals in that pic weren't too shabby either. Add Claudia Cardinale and you have a foursome of hot.

Posted by: stillers at February 22, 2012 10:23 PM (gVUg0)

97 >>>>>What is it with absolute monarchs and nine year old girls? Louis XV, now? Really?

Yeah, who do they think they are? Artistes?

Posted by: Roman Polanski at February 22, 2012 10:25 PM (snRY5)

98
"That chart is counting 16,000 in medicaid and CHIP but not counting the
insurance that someone making 60,000 a year is probably getting as a
benefit."

Umm.. hate to break this to you, but most of my insurance comes out of my own pocket, as it does with most other folks. The company kicks in a few bucks if I take the insurance, but it most certainly does not give it to me as a "benefit", as in I get it for free. Just not how it works. If I opt for insurance the vast majority of that money is taken out of my check.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:26 PM (R5yLq)

99 Hey mr. adams, watch it!

Vandy went 6-7 last year with a new coach. And don't forget, we have 5500 undergrads, and have to play the like of Florida, Tennessee, auburn, Bama and the rest of the titans.

So back the hell off!

Kidding, mostly.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 10:27 PM (I/cLr)

100 Well yeah. If the state makes an effort to make not working an enjoyable, livable lifestyle, not working might become an enjoyable, livable lifestyle. Incentivizing people not to work is pretty much the only thing the state seems to excel at.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 22, 2012 10:27 PM (U0DrE)

101 Boobies need SMOOSH-SMOOSH!!!

You rang?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 10:28 PM (weBW/)

102 What happened to Romney's programming tonight. His voice chip must be malfunctioning.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:29 PM (N/1Dm)

103 "What happened to Romney's programming tonight. His voice chip must be malfunctioning."

Actually I think he was using Data's emotion chip tonight, which of course was never designed for him. But not to worry, I'm sure in the next episode we'll find out it was all just a holodeck thing, which would explain why they were all dressed in 18th Century Naval garb.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:30 PM (R5yLq)

104 What happened to Romney's programming tonight. His voice chip must be malfunctioning.
***
What part of its my turn don't you get?

Posted by: Mittens at February 22, 2012 10:30 PM (3aXbg)

105 John Fairfax was a Brit, dammit. When did they go ghey?

Posted by: Elephant Liberation Front at February 22, 2012 10:31 PM (mP3uM)

106 What happened to Romney's programming tonight. His voice chip must be malfunctioning.Posted by: runninrebel

Wanna know why? Hell Inside™

Posted by: Rick Horsey-assy Santorum at February 22, 2012 10:32 PM (9Hw3U)

107 Oh well, it looks like Romney for the win. Ho-hum.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:32 PM (BvdQo)

108 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 10:28 PM

Wow, what knockers!

Posted by: Dr Fronkinsteen at February 22, 2012 10:32 PM (O6q63)

109 John Fairfax was a Brit, dammit. When did they go ghey?
***
Hell the Scandinavians were the terror of Europe, now they are ABBA clones.

And the Germans? From the Teutonic Knights to Sprockets.

Liberalism is not a pretty thing.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:32 PM (3aXbg)

110 Ughh.. Santorum.. geez.. get off the contraception thing for the love of all that is holy! And they call us morons. Why not just go to work for the DNC and write the ads needed to defeat you? At least that way you'll be getting paid to sabotage your own campaign. Why keep giving it to them for free!

Good Lord. It's just too damn painful to watch. Where's that damn remote. What an idiot.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:33 PM (R5yLq)

111 Man, Cooper (Vanderbilt) looks like someone stabbed his Liberace doll.

Posted by: Elephant Liberation Front at February 22, 2012 10:33 PM (mP3uM)

112 I lament living in a world surrounded by people that feel Barack Obama is just the dreamiest

Posted by: doom am I, full-ripe, dealing death to the worlds, engaged in devouring mankind. at February 22, 2012 10:33 PM (6FvYu)

113
Congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tejas, who supported NASA's Mars landing and subsequent planting of the American flag, will be challenged by Maurice Duhon, a Houston area rapper who goes by the name Cornbreadd.



Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2012 10:33 PM (TkGkA)

114 Yeah well, when the Germans go allTeutonic Knights mode, bad things tend to happen to the rest of Europe.

Posted by: stillers at February 22, 2012 10:34 PM (gVUg0)

115 Sea Capt. Vid @ 1:02 lol

Posted by: WeekendAtBernankes at February 22, 2012 10:34 PM (4gQc3)

116 eh, the welfare system isn't quite like the chart showed it. You can't really live on the dole that I know of, at least not in Texas. Sure, you don't have to worry about food or medical care, but you have to get yourself one of them Social Security disability checks if you want to have any money that you can actually spend on clothes, toilet paper, Valu-Rite and cigarettes. Or get some job that a teenager could do, and do some calculations to figure out how many shifts a week will get you the optimum balance between cash-money and vouchers.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at February 22, 2012 10:34 PM (snRY5)

117
John Fairfax was a Brit, dammit. When did they go ghey?

Sometime in the neighborhood when they found out that the U.S. was going to be their protector from now on and when they pushed that overrated foursome of untalented idiots from Liverpool on us.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:35 PM (BvdQo)

118 Looking at that chart, even if it even close to true, makes me a damn fool. John Galt could have lived pretty damn good that way.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2012 10:35 PM (r+9M6)

119 >>>What part of its my turn don't you get?


But if Mittens were to say it tonight it would have sounded like, "What part of z my turd won't you z spit?"

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:35 PM (N/1Dm)

120 "Congresscritter Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tejas, who supported NASA's Mars
landing and subsequent planting of the American flag, will be challenged
by Maurice Duhon, a Houston area rapper who goes by the name
Cornbreadd."

So instead of the blind leading the blind it will be clueless liberal vrs clueless liberal?

Well, that should be entertaining if nothing else. Wonder if CornBreadd will start that first debate with "Listen up Ho!"

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:35 PM (R5yLq)

121 Wow, what knockers!
Posted by: Dr Fronkinsteen

Why, zank you doctah!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 10:36 PM (weBW/)

122 Whitebread,

A safety net is there in case people fall. The only problem is with people who think it's a hammock. I don't think you have that problem. Good luck getting back on your feet.

Posted by: Chin Up at February 22, 2012 10:37 PM (xhEok)

123 You rang?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 10:28 PM (weBW/)


lol What's up Bebe?

Posted by: NC Ref at February 22, 2012 10:37 PM (/izg2)

124 eh, the welfare system isn't quite like the chart showed it. You can't really live on the dole that I know of, at least not in Texas

------------------------------------------

Which leads to very affordable young hookers. Mind your own business.

Posted by: Elephant Liberation Front at February 22, 2012 10:38 PM (mP3uM)

125 Wonder if CornBreadd will start that first debate with "Listen up Ho!"


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:35 PM (R5yLq)

If Cornbreadd sports a gold grill, pimp hat, gold pocket watch with fob, and a cornbreadd ring spanning four fingers, I'm all in for a couple hundred bucks.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2012 10:38 PM (TkGkA)

126 Yeah well, when the Germans go allTeutonic Knights mode, bad things tend to happen to the rest of Europe.

Still waiting and hoping. Those fucking Euros do not know how to act when they realized we were protecting them. They always seemed to fight each other every 25/30 years or so. Apparently, it's becoming time again. Deutschland Uber Alles baby!

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:38 PM (BvdQo)

127 That chart isnt true.

TANF is for NO income. its $138 a month for food stamps for one person.
Yeah.. there is rent help but.. not everywhere.. in my town, there are no sect 8 housing. City wont allow it.

I dont know how people live without income.. the welfare state certainly wouldnt be an easy life.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at February 22, 2012 10:38 PM (qjUnn)

128 Before WWII, the British had the choice of war or dishonor. They choose dishonor and got war. After the war they immediately kicked out the man who had warned them of the coming storm and then identified the next.

But lucky for the British, they did pick the right friend...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:39 PM (3aXbg)

129 Hey, guys! My beautiful sweet lovable 35-year-old friend that you've been kind enough to pray for has now found out she needs a double mastectomy and radiation. She's such a cool girl, she put on her facebook, well, the good news is I get a new rack.

Any prayers you can spare are much appreciated. Her name is Karen. And I love her. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:40 PM (D4GQF)

130 "It was obvious to everyone who remembered the history of the 1990s that Gingrich would be a disaster as a presidential candidate..." Yeah, it really sucked re-taking the House after 40 fucking years in the wilderness--thanks to a kooky idea called "The Contract With America." "...however much we may enjoy his repartee (translation: eloquence) and respect him as a thinker whose ideas are often good."
God forbid in a time of crisis we nominate aneloquent thinker with a proven track record and a penchant for big ideas.

Posted by: -Shawn- at February 22, 2012 10:40 PM (LQblc)

131 prayers for your friend, Peaches.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at February 22, 2012 10:41 PM (qjUnn)

132 We're down with all the bitches and ho's! Can't believe I just referenced that terrible movie

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 22, 2012 10:41 PM (BwYNg)

133
I dont know how people live without income..

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at February 22, 2012 10:38 PM (qjUnn)



A little confiscation of the man's stuff, some flat-backin', and working the streets as a homeless panhandling chick is good money.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at February 22, 2012 10:41 PM (TkGkA)

134 Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:40 PM (D4GQF)

Prayers to Karen. Nice sense of humor too.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:42 PM (BvdQo)

135 God forbid in a time of crisis we nominate aneloquent thinker with a proven track record and a penchant for big ideas.
***
Hey now. Are you forgetting about Health Care mandates? Do conservative ideas get any bigger?

Posted by: Mitt Romneycare at February 22, 2012 10:42 PM (3aXbg)

136 In response to 116:

"but you have to get yourself one of them Social Security disability
checks if you want to have any money that you can actually spend on
clothes, toilet paper, Valu-Rite and cigarettes"

Rotfl.. you've never actually lived in an area where most everyone is on food stamps, have you? I've lived in a couple of cities in some rather rough areas of town where almost all of my neighbors were on welfare.

At the grocery store they would be spending there food stamp money on steak - I'd be buying hamburger helper with cash from my job. If they need cash for clothes, or more to the point drugs.. guess what? They'd sell their food stamps for 60-80 cents on the dollar.

Need more food stamp money? No problem.. have another kid out of wedlock. Problem solved. Ok, I know, going to have the PC police jumping all over me for this, calling me racist, etc..

But thing is, I lived there. I watched it happen day after day. The folks in those neighborhoods lived in run down houses or housing developments but had brand new escalde's with 2,000 worth of rims and 5,000 dollar and up aftermarket stereo's in them - and no, that wasn't just the ones dealing drugs.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:42 PM (R5yLq)

137 lol What's up Bebe?

Another migraine unfortunately. Can't these assholes stay true to form & call me names & insult me so I can walk out before Wednesday?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 10:43 PM (weBW/)

138 De-lurk

Prayers for your friend, Peaches.

Re-lurk

Posted by: Y-not on iphone at February 22, 2012 10:43 PM (5H6zj)

139 Yes, Nanny Pelosi is test driving the DNC talking points on gas prices;

http://tinyurl.com/85cpe5n


“Independent reports confirm that speculators are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers and potentially damaging the economic recovery. Wall Street profiteering, not oil shortages, is the cause of the price spike. In fact, U.S. oil production is at its highest level since 2003, and millions of acres have been cleared for additional development.



“We need to take strong action to protect consumers from this speculation. Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street speculators and oil companies instead of the interests of working Americans by obstructing the agencies with the responsibility of enforcing consumer protection laws. They have also repeatedly opposed our efforts to end billions of dollars in outdated taxpayer subsidies for oil companies enjoying record profits.



“We support efforts by the Obama Administration to expand domestic energy resources, including natural gas and renewable sources like wind and solar that create jobs in America and will end our dangerous dependence on foreign energy supplies. This can be achieved because today, the United States currently has more oil and gas rigs at work than the rest of the world combined, and imports of foreign oil have decreased.


“We call on the Republican leadership to act on behalf of American consumers and join our efforts to crack down on speculators who care more about their profits than the price at the pump even if these spikes harm the American consumer and our economy.”


Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:44 PM (Y+DPZ)

140 Any prayers you can spare are much appreciated. Her name is Karen. And I love her. Thanks in advance.


Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:40 PM


Consider it done.

Posted by: mama winger at February 22, 2012 10:44 PM (P6QsQ)

141 Wow..it's just like that predator movie.. first you see him, then you don't.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:44 PM (R5yLq)

142 >>>>God forbid in a time of crisis we nominate aneloquent thinker with a proven track record and a penchant for big ideas.


Come on that's crazy talk. We must have the guy that will inspire a rebellion in the base or a guy that will talk about buggery.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:44 PM (N/1Dm)

143 Missed the debate and missed the live blog. I am sure there were some choice comments and that Breitbart was scrolling AOSHQ wildly.

Ya know it's difficult to watch this country in decline.

But I'm glad we have home base here and you all.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 22, 2012 10:44 PM (CyS/Y)

144 Greetings from a Marriott Courtyard somewhere deep in the confines of Mall Central in lovely Valdosta, GA.


Was there another debate tonight? Did I miss anything?


/sarc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:44 PM (cxHkd)

145 That sucks peaches. Not the praying sort, but she's in my thoughts.

Silver lining time: if they caught it early enough, the survival rates for breast cancer are pretty good (relatively)

Still, that's so young. I'll let those with more eloquence take it from here.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 10:45 PM (I/cLr)

146 Can't these assholes stay true to form call me names insult me so I can walk out before Wednesday?!

WTF?! You get ampresands?

Gotta grow me some boobs.

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2012 10:45 PM (O6q63)

147 Damn bebe. Well maybe you could...incite an incident somehow. Hope you feel better! And remember you can always just walk out anytime anyway.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 22, 2012 10:45 PM (/izg2)

148 Julie Christie looked stunning in a neck strap.



http://tinyurl.com/7wtp4j8

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:46 PM (niZvt)

149 36
Ursula Andress was one of history's all time beauties.



Concur .
**********

I always thought it was "Arsula Undress". Anyway, that's how we pronounced it.

Posted by: Sean Connery at February 22, 2012 10:46 PM (tVlC3)

150 Peaches, just firing up the laptop for a few minutes.


So sorry about your friend. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:46 PM (cxHkd)

151 or a guy that will talk about buggery.
***
Some are men of words. Mere talk.

And some are men of action.

Obama2012 - We won't just talk to you about sodomy.

Posted by: Obama2012 at February 22, 2012 10:46 PM (3aXbg)

152 Sad to hear that Greta Van Susteren's grandma died yesterday. The one with the eyepatch. She was killed in Syria, poor thing.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 22, 2012 10:46 PM (hRH92)

153 Peaches - I will pray for Karen.

Please let here know there are people out here praying for her.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 22, 2012 10:47 PM (CyS/Y)

154 Any prayers you can spare are much appreciated. Her name is Karen. And I love her. Thanks in advance.

You got it, Peaches!

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:47 PM (niZvt)

155 Is the debate dead yet?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at February 22, 2012 10:48 PM (Fs7RJ)

156 The most annoying thing about a food stamper is when they are in front of you in the check out line and keep pulling out a bag of chipsand saying, "Is there enough, now?"

Subtracting a dollar is not that hard, you fucking sub-human proles!

Posted by: Elephant Liberation Front at February 22, 2012 10:49 PM (mP3uM)

157 Y'all are the best and you would love this girl (I never met anyone who didn't) -- thank you from the bottom of my heart for the prayers. I don't FB, but apparently she's got hundreds of prayers, candles, etc. Her response was "who knew you guys were religious?" She's a very good person, this whole thing is quite shocking.

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:50 PM (D4GQF)

158 @155: yeah. They all set around in front of weird tiny desks. I think the next debate should have them debating as they drive bumper cars into each other.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:50 PM (niZvt)

159 Sad to hear that Greta Van Susteren's grandma died yesterday. The one with the eyepatch. She was killed in Syria, poor thing.

Sustern had a 56-year-old grandmother who never had children?

Posted by: Llarry at February 22, 2012 10:51 PM (Rnfm0)

160 No ampersands for you!!! One year!!!

Posted by: the html nazi at February 22, 2012 10:52 PM (WOB8h)

161 Subtracting a dollar is not that hard, you fucking sub-human proles!

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But no one ever taught it to them.

I'm still amazed that most kids are never taught even simple math tricks anymore.

Like whats 13x14

10x14+3x14=140+42=182

much easier...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:52 PM (3aXbg)

162 Julie Christie looked stunning in a neck strap.

It's a bad look for a man my age.

Posted by: David Carradine at February 22, 2012 10:52 PM (O6q63)

163 56
51 Looks like Christie is sporting a baby bump.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 22, 2012 10:03 PM (bMLFV)


Come to New Jersey and say that to my face.

Posted by: Chris Christie at February 22, 2012 10:52 PM (2IW5Q)

164 Sure thing peaches

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (Eujdc)

165 Peaches, my two oldest and dearest friends are battling cancer. My oldest from childhood has breast cancer (and is doing pretty well), and my other dear friend has stage four lung cancer (non-smoker) and after surgeries, radiation and chemo, is doing pretty well now.

Prayers do work. I'll keep Karen in mine.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (cxHkd)

166 Like whats 13x14

10x14+3x14=140+42=182

much easier...

*****

Kids have to be taught that?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (piMMO)

167 Posted by: Obama2012 at February 22, 2012 10:46 PM (3aXbg)


That's the troll Greg who was sockpuppeting morons today and making violent OWS style threats

Greg, wherever you are out there ....

FUCK YOU TOO !!

Posted by: Lt Col Frank Slade at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (Y+DPZ)

168 Sustern had a 56-year-old grandmother who never had children?
***
Chelsea's got a 66 year old father that never had sex with her mom...

Posted by: Duh at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (3aXbg)

169 130
God forbid in a time of crisis we nominate an eloquent thinker with a proven track record and a penchant for big ideas.


Yeah, don't do that. I lost my job to that sort of thing.

Posted by: Neville Chamberlin at February 22, 2012 10:54 PM (2IW5Q)

170 Posted by: Lt Col Frank Slade at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (Y+DPZ)
***
Um....you've got the wrong sock.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:54 PM (3aXbg)

171 >>>>>That's the troll Greg who was sockpuppeting morons today and making violent OWS style threats


No it's not.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:54 PM (N/1Dm)

172 Here in Califuckya, you see a family in the grocery store. I don't wanna be racist, but the odds are they are here illegally. The wife is up front with all the kids and the staples, paying with the card they give 'em so they don't have to embarrass themselves using actual food "stamps" . . . the "husband" is behind her with the booze, paying cash from the job he pays no taxes on. They don't marry for precisely this reason -- if they did, he would be held at least somewhat responsible for the support of his family. By keeping it off the books, the state covers the food, rent, education and health care and his money goes for the perks. It's a little annoying . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (D4GQF)

173 Sustern had a 56-year-old grandmother who never had children?
***
Chelsea's got a 66 year old father that never had sex with her mom...


So, Sasha and Malia's dad is queer. What of it?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (BvdQo)

174 So I'm spending the day by myself in Valdosta fucking GA while the husband attends a meeting and plays in a golf tournament.

The good news is a large mall is across the street. He will pay dearly for dragging me down here.

Bwahahahahahahh!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (cxHkd)

175 Hey bebes!!!! Sorry about the headache... I just walked out of my sons jazz band performance.... My head is pounding.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (Eujdc)

176 Kids have to be taught that?
***
Yeah, really?

Posted by: The NEA at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (3aXbg)

177 (3AXbg) is the troll Greg, and once again he's sockpuppeting morons

What's the matter ergie, get thrown out of Kos and LGF again?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (Y+DPZ)

178 Hey, everyone! What's shakin' tonight?

Posted by: Theresa at February 22, 2012 10:56 PM (dbpY7)

179 160 No ampersands for you!!! One year!!!

Behold the power of this fully operational ampersand!

'''''''''''

Bwwwaaaaahhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 10:56 PM (weBW/)

180 Greg isn't the one who was sockpuppeting this morning. Obama2012 was a particularly vile and threatening troll.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:57 PM (cxHkd)

181 (3AXbg) is the troll Greg, and once again he's sockpuppeting morons
***
Um...no?

Why am I suddenly reminded of the end of The Thing?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:57 PM (3aXbg)

182 It's a little annoying . . .


Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (D4GQF)

A little? Happens here in Kansas as well. Just not on the scale of Calimexico.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:57 PM (BvdQo)

183 Prayers do work. I'll keep Karen in mine.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:53 PM (cxHkd)

Thank you, Jane. And I will add your friends to my prayer list. They'll be good company for D'oh Boy, who's been on for ages.

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:57 PM (D4GQF)

184 Thanks, Peaches. Their names are Mindy and Kathy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:58 PM (cxHkd)

185 "God forbid in a time of crisis we nominate aneloquent thinker with a proven track record and a penchant for big ideas."

Nominating a guy is only the first step.. and honestly, if you can't even put a campaign together that can get you on the ballot for the primary in more than 4 or 5 states, then your odds of beating an incumbent president are pretty slim.

As to Newt's big ideas, ya, he has some. Sadly though today they are big conservative ideas, tomorrow they'll be big liberal ideas, and he can't seem to differentiate between the two. Newt is all over the map, always has been since his days in congress.

Like I said, I think Newt's a smart guy, and a good debater. I like the guy well enough, as a person. Couldn't support him for President though, he's just too damn erratic and anyone who knows him well will most likely tell you the same.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 10:58 PM (R5yLq)

186
Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (D4GQF)


That's why I shop at Whole Foods. Only white people and Sam Jackson shop there.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:58 PM (N/1Dm)

187 Why am I suddenly reminded of the end of The Thing?

Is Rover looking like a bite size snack?

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2012 10:58 PM (O6q63)

188 Sorry 18-1, you did too good an imitation of Greg on that obama2012 sock, which is one of it's regular nic's

The peckerhead was socking morons and making threats today though

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 10:59 PM (Y+DPZ)

189 Oh and Ice-Cube I've seen him there too

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:59 PM (N/1Dm)

190 181 (3AXbg) is the troll Greg, and once again he's sockpuppeting morons
***
Um...no?

Why am I suddenly reminded of the end of The Thing?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 10:57 PM (3aXbg)


Um 3aXbg we're gonna need some blood from you.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 22, 2012 10:59 PM (pAlYe)

191 Thank you, Julie, Ursula, and Catherine. I had no need of a soul anyways...

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2012 11:00 PM (FcR7P)

192 "That's why I shop at Whole Foods. Only white people and Sam Jackson shop there."

Wait, Sam Jackson isn't white? Man.. why doesn't anyone ever tell me this stuff?

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:00 PM (R5yLq)

193 Bloggers Beware: There is festering parasite clinging to the underbelly of the Dextrosphere…
Ace covered the dude a few years ago, it's the guy who said horrible things about a blogger's wife shortly after she had died and also the guy who published Michelle Malkin's home address, phone number, and an areal view of her house - just two of the many rotten things he has done. He has resurfaced and is causing trouble again for anyone who is not aware of his history. So I have compiled a handy dandy dossier with everything that needs to be known about the guy who Ace called "Milk tits".

Posted by: Zilla at February 22, 2012 11:00 PM (xrFvP)

194 Hey pg! Yeah headaches blow.

Hi peaches, prayers for your friend

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:00 PM (weBW/)

195 >>>>Why am I suddenly reminded of the end of The Thing?


"Open your fucking mouth!"


You mean that part?

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 11:01 PM (N/1Dm)

196 That's why I shop at Whole Foods. Only white people and Sam Jackson shop there.


Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 10:58 PM (N/1Dm)
Douchebag central (at least where I live). But some of there stuff is good and some is actually well-priced (their 365 brand is a major bargain). Mostly, though, when I go there, I have the strangest urge to stand right outside the door and burn a Parley, just to watch them freak out. Customers and staff. Maybe it's worse in California, everything else seems to be.

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 11:01 PM (D4GQF)

197 Before WWII, the British had the choice of war or dishonor. They choose
dishonor and got war. After the war they immediately kicked out the man
who had warned them of the coming storm and then identified the next.


Well, the British and the rest of the Europeans never recovered from the traumas of the two world wars they started.

We never recovered from it, either. Millions of troops came home and used the G.I. Bill to go to college and then become workaholic, absent fathers obsessively chasing material wealth. They spawned the angry Baby Boomers, who turned into values-hating hippies and took over our education system, our financial system, our manufacturing, and much of our politics, and we've been in decline ever since. Everything in the U.S. after World War II has been a big raised middle finger to Daddy.

Current-day Americans are the final casualties of World War II.

Posted by: Llarry at February 22, 2012 11:02 PM (Rnfm0)

198 "Yes, but what's your opinion on Elizabeth Shue?"

****

Any woman, actress or no, who is willing to take a piss on camera* is no lady. Imagine Deneuve or any of those other classy babes doing that....not a chance.

(To this day, every time I think of Christie in "McCabe and Mrs. Miller", I get.... you know....down there)

* In a Nick Cage movie, no less

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 22, 2012 11:02 PM (tVlC3)

199 Oops! I'm not good at using the comment thingy here. Here's the link:
http://bit.ly/ymJODI

Posted by: Zilla at February 22, 2012 11:02 PM (xrFvP)

200 "when I go there, I have the strangest urge to stand right outside the
door and burn a Parley, just to watch them freak out. Customers and
staff. Maybe it's worse in California, everything else seems to be."

If you really want to freak them out, don't burn a parley, burn a hippie. Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:03 PM (R5yLq)

201 Bwahahahahahahh!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 10:55 PM (cxHkd)

Rent a manwhore. Ride him like a rented mule. It'll take years off your complexion.

Posted by: Elephant Liberation Front at February 22, 2012 11:03 PM (mP3uM)

202 Fighting one of the kittehs for the chord on the mouse

Almost 5 years old and an overgrown kitten

Posted by: kbdabear at February 22, 2012 11:03 PM (Y+DPZ)

203 I'm watching my son right now at baseball practice. Pretty cool after a long day at work.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 22, 2012 11:04 PM (CyS/Y)

204 186

That's why I shop at Whole Foods. Only white people and Sam Jackson shop there.


It's a white crowd at the Whole Foods here, too. Hadn't really thought about it, but generally the only nonwhite faces in the one here are the Mexican dudes in the produce section. They're mega-competent like everyone else in the place. The produce is unmatched, so I can't stay out of the place, crunchy lib enclave though it is.

Interesting, though, how libs treasure isolated, elite white enclaves like Whole Foods and Vermont and Oregon. I guess the diversity thing only goes so far.

Posted by: Splunge at February 22, 2012 11:04 PM (2IW5Q)

205 Hey. What'd I miss?

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:05 PM (tsC/8)

206 Sorry 18-1, you did too good an imitation of Greg on that obama2012 sock, which is one of it's regular nic's
***
So...did no one actually get the joke? Sniff...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 22, 2012 11:06 PM (3aXbg)

207 "Interesting, though, how libs treasure isolated, elite white enclaves
like Whole Foods and Vermont and Oregon. I guess the diversity thing
only goes so far."

Lol.. it's been my experience that most Lib's have the same idea about diversity as they do about windmills. They love it, they want as much of it as they can get.. well, at least until they can see it from there own yard. Then.. hmm.. not so much.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:07 PM (R5yLq)

208 Well, it's been a long drive down here. Off to bed.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 22, 2012 11:08 PM (cxHkd)

209 Only thing worse than North Korean airline food? Seconds.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2012 11:08 PM (FcR7P)

210 'Night, Jane! God bless you and yours. I know you're going through it right now -- sending you hugs. {{{{Jane}}}}

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 11:09 PM (D4GQF)

211 >>>>So...did no one actually get the joke?


Buggery is nothing to joke about, 18-1.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 11:10 PM (N/1Dm)

212 "Only thing worse than North Korean airline food?"

Try a T-Tray sometime. When they drop one of those bad boys in, your almost always better off burying it wherever it lands as opposed to actually trying to eat it.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:10 PM (R5yLq)

213 Current-day Americans are the final casualties of World War II.

Interesting theory, not quite 100 percent on board however. The hangover of the Kennedy assassination, invention of the transistor, import of Eastern Europeans who didn't want to live under a dictatorship, but didn't have a problem with the basic tenets of communism. Johnson's great society which precipitated the nearly decade long recession of the 70's. An extreme mistrust of our elected officials which was deserved. Women being forced to go into the workforce so that their family could survive and no-fault divorces have pretty much fucked America up. I'll stop there because it will take all night to finish. Something about lawyers.............

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:11 PM (BvdQo)

214 I think the next debate should have them debating as they drive bumper cars into each other.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 22, 2012 10:50 PM (niZvt)

Now that debate I'd watch!

Posted by: Theresa at February 22, 2012 11:11 PM (dbpY7)

215 "So...did no one actually get the joke?"

Sorry, was too busy practicing duck and cover. Especially the cover part.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:11 PM (R5yLq)

216 205 Hey. What'd I miss?

The lecture about birth control & safe sex. WTF were you thinking barebacking?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:13 PM (weBW/)

217 God is coming to git us little scared girls, then you die.
***
Muhammed?

Posted by: Aisha at February 22, 2012 11:13 PM (3aXbg)

218 WTF were you thinking barebacking?!

Only way to go, at least since my male tubes were tied 15 years ago.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:14 PM (BvdQo)

219 If you really want to freak them out, don't burn a parley, burn a hippie. Lol..
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:03 PM (R5yLq)


Set a fire for a hippie, and you warm him for a day.

Set a hippie afire, and you warm him for the rest of his life.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:15 PM (ND9u8)

220 "The lecture about birth control safe sex."

Man, I knew MediaMatters was writing the all of MSNBC's news stories word for word, I had no idea they apparently are writing everything for the Santorum campaign as well.

They would have to be, I simply can't believe that anyone could do that much damage to their own campaign and not have it be on purpose.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:15 PM (R5yLq)

221 218 WTF were you thinking barebacking?!
Only way to go, at least since my male tubes were tied 15 years ago.

You're married. He & his girlfriend had a threesome, & he thought he knocked the extra up!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:16 PM (weBW/)

222 "Set a hippie afire, and you warm him for the rest of his life."

Which, granted, is only going to be a few minutes - but hey, problem solved.

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:17 PM (R5yLq)

223 >>>>>"but you have to get yourself one of them Social Security disability
checks if you want to have any money that you can actually spend on
clothes, toilet paper, Valu-Rite and cigarettes"

Rotfl.. you've never actually lived in an area where most everyone is on food stamps, have you? I've lived in a couple of cities in some rather rough areas of town where almost all of my neighbors were on welfare.

=================================

Yeah, I actually do come from an area where most everyone is on food stamps. Most everyone on food stamps also gets SS because they have migraines, PTSD from a car accident 17 years prior (I am not kidding, and the accident was actually the dude, my cousin's, own fault), diabetes (well-controlled, not bad enough to keep them from getting a regular driver's license), ADHD, whatever, and its for exactly the reasons I mentioned above. Yes, you can sell food stamps, but it's harder now that its on debit cards, and no way does anyone sell for 80 cents on the dollar, unless the debit card they're selling is stolen or they're legit crackheads, and even then not that often. They sell more like 25-50 cents on the dollar.

The other programs, like Section 8 and childcare are kind of hit-or-miss. Years and years ago when I had my twins I got on a wait list for subsidized childcare and they called me back 18 months later with a spot in a home daycare across town (El Paso, so "across town" means over a small mountain range). My sister-in-law (35, and been on some sort of assistance her whole life) lived with me and my husband for over a year on a subsidized housing wait list.

Once again, the real cash-in-hand welfare is now SS disability, now that they don't do AFDC. Unless you've got family or charity groups taking care of you, that's the only way you can really have clothes, shoes, and all the rest without working, even if its some bs under the table job, or streetwalking or selling drugs.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at February 22, 2012 11:17 PM (snRY5)

224 Set a fire for a hippie, and you warm him for a day.


Set a hippie afire, and you warm him for the rest of his life.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:15 PM (ND9u
I do so love a hearty guffaw . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 11:17 PM (D4GQF)

225 But I DIDN'T. That's the important part.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:17 PM (tsC/8)

226
Good evening, good people. Nice warm day here, conducive to uncovering summertime toys. Fortunately Project Ford provided a diversion.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2012 11:18 PM (SAMxH)

227 Posted by: StuckOnStupid

NO. Literally. See 221.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:18 PM (weBW/)

228 try going to the Whole Foods in The Peoples' Republic of AnnArbor....

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 22, 2012 11:18 PM (JMmQ9)

229 You're married. He his girlfriend had a threesome, he thought he knocked the extra up!


Ouch! I guess I digress.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:18 PM (BvdQo)

230 The Friday deals at Whole Foods are wholesale. Very good deals.

I usual go to the Brentwood, Glendale, or whatever the store on National is called. The bulk of the shoppers at all stores mostly only vary in the type of lefty d-bafs that they are and 90% of them come off as being pretty miserable.

I'm an asshole but I always make sure to engage the lefty tool solicitors waiting at the exits with the goal of making them sputter and lose their shit. When they get pissy I feel like I'm hurting their cause just a little bit, and that helps the people their trying to help.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 22, 2012 11:19 PM (N/1Dm)

231 According to movies, if I got divorced, my next husband wouldbe a rich guy: War of the Worlds; Taken; 2012.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 22, 2012 11:19 PM (bMLFV)

232 The lecture about birth control safe sex. WTF were you thinking barebacking?!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:13 PM (weBW/)

It really sucks that a body can be invaded by critters too small to see, and overwhelm its immune system.

Almost like a body that is being invaded by a nation to the south, allowed by a temporary bout of insanity.

Posted by: Elephant Liberation Front at February 22, 2012 11:19 PM (mP3uM)

233 "Yeah, I actually do come from an area where most everyone is on food
stamps. Most everyone on food stamps also gets SS because they have
migraines, PTSD from a car accident 17 years prior (I am not kidding,
and the accident was actually the dude, my cousin's, own fault),
diabetes (well-controlled, not bad enough to keep them from getting a
regular driver's license), ADHD, whatever, and its for exactly the
reasons I mentioned above. Yes, you can sell food stamps, but it's
harder now that its on debit cards, and no way does anyone sell for 80
cents on the dollar, unless the debit card they're selling is stolen or
they're legit crackheads, and even then not that often. They sell more
like 25-50 cents on the dollar."

Ok, well my experience here is a bit dated, It's been a few years since I lived in South Central and then later on Compton. Back then 80 cents on the dollar was about the going rate, but of course that was long before the debit card program so can't really speak to much to that.

Post Traumatic Stress.. from a car accident.. ok, that's a new one.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:21 PM (R5yLq)

234 Unless you've got family or charity groups taking care of you, that's the only way you can really have clothes, shoes, and all the rest without working, even if its some bs under the table job, or streetwalking or selling drugs.
Posted by: jenny tries too hard at February 22, 2012 11:17 PM (snRY5)


This is why SMOD is so tempting to so many...all that garbageends immediately (along with the world, but...yaknow,that thing aboutomelets and eggs). Since I enjoy work, and the things it pays for when I'm not at work, I'm still solidly All Dead Inside.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:22 PM (ND9u8)

235 225 But I DIDN'T

Uh that's the least of your worries. You have now basically fucked everyone that ever fucked her, cause she barebacks. You may be incubating all kinds of nasty shit. Oh, and there are now antibiotic resistant strains of the clap. Hope the "increased" sensation was worth it you fuckwit.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:22 PM (weBW/)

236 I was thinking, I hope I can make it through this without blacking out from that gallon of tequila I drank. Also, I was thinking she was on birth control. But I was way off on the second thought, and came dangerously close to failing the first.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:23 PM (tsC/8)

237 "Everything in the U.S. after World War II has been a big raised middle finger to Daddy.

Current-day Americans are the final casualties of World War II."
******************
Yeah, that stupid Greatest Generation, they should have stayed home. Right....."Llarry"? We should have surrendered, like the French. Right... "Llarry"?

What a fucking jejune "analysis". Funny, innit, how
the millions who fought in that war, and who made great sacrifices, suddenly became "workaholic, absent fathers obsessively chasing material wealth."

Funny also how we've had tens of millions come here legally and otherwise, since that war. What a hellhole those immigrants chose to move to, from the comfy, un-driven lives they left behind.

I don't know who your father was, Llarry, and maybe ---given your bitterness ---- you don't know either.

But you speak for yourself.










Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 22, 2012 11:24 PM (tVlC3)

238 She's a good friend of ours. We're all clean. I woudn't have sex with a stranger.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:25 PM (tsC/8)

239 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:21 PM (R5yLq)

Geez. So since I actually go shot once, I can get free money? I have to start whining more about mental issues and bad things that happened in the past that don't but really could possibly affect me.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:25 PM (BvdQo)

240
Consider yourself owned:

YouPorn, a top 100 website, has had its data exposed after it was discovered that one of its public facing servers contained a list of users’ email addresses, passwords and dates of birth.

According to NakedSecurity.com, the credentials of over 1 million users were found on a public facing server and are now being spread across the web. This is surely a case of where a users’ email is more valuable than the password itself as linking a login to an individual could impose significant personal damage.

To make things even worse, all the data was stored as plain text, so there is no hiding behind an encrypted email address or password.

So there you have it, one of the largest porn sites on the net just shared over 1 million users’ email address and passwords with the world; so much for the private browsing session.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2012 11:26 PM (kdS6q)

241 Enjoying work is much more important than is given credit for. I know quite a few people who despise their job, but almost to a person will say the money is too good to quit. Don't argue with them anymore about that, they'll never understand.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2012 11:26 PM (SAMxH)

242 I do so love a hearty guffaw . . .
Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 11:17 PM (D4GQF)


Glad I could be of service to ya, ma'am. Times bein' what they are, I guess folks like us just have to take 'em where we can get 'em.
/Tips hat, respectfully, like they used to do.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:26 PM (ND9u8)

243 " Unless you've got family or charity groups taking care of you, that's
the only way you can really have clothes, shoes, and all the rest
without working, even if its some bs under the table job, or
streetwalking or selling drugs."

For people who don't game the system, your most likely right. Unfortunately at least during the years I was living in larger cities in .. ok, well let's call them what they were, ghetto's - A good portion of the people I knew who were collecting from those programs did pretty much everything they could to maximize the amount they could get from the system, whether it was legal and ethical or not.

They didn't give a crap about how much they took, or how much they scammed, nor how outrageous or over the top they had to be to get more. Didn't matter to them one darn bit.

The few people I did know who were basically decent people who had fallen on hard times - they were the ones who found it almost impossible to make ends meet because they actually tried to follow the rules.

Sad, but true.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:27 PM (R5yLq)

244 Z Ryan, saw that interesting story when I caught up this AM.

I am interested in your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Especially if it has pictures.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 11:27 PM (I/cLr)

245 God I hate fascists cons. If I am electred president I will invoke the bible on them and make the bibles rants law.


God, I hate non-spelling, non-sentence structuring fucks.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:28 PM (BvdQo)

246 Now I'm at my favorite Italian restaurant with my son waiting on a pizza drinking a Peroni listening to Rosemary Clooney while watching the Lakers. Life is good. And I love you all.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 22, 2012 11:29 PM (CyS/Y)

247 Ok, so the users of NakedSecurity.com now being "spread across the web"

You know, some jokes just write themselves.. and others.. well others are so damn easy that there is just no point in going there because, seriously.. there's just no sport in it.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:30 PM (R5yLq)

248 Cool, Jornolist. Life is good.
What's your favorite Italian restaurant? We have this really cool local place here called The Olive Garden.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:30 PM (tsC/8)

249 241 Enjoying work is much more important than is given credit for. I know quite a few people who despise their job, but almost to a person will say the money is too good to quit. Don't argue with them anymore about that, they'll never understand.
Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2012 11:26 PM (SAMxH)


I guess I'm one of the lucky few who falls into both categories. I really enjoy what I do, and sincerely appreciate the extra money paid to keep me at a politically / societallyunfavorable company.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:31 PM (ND9u8)

250 Just watched a commercial for Black-People-Meet.com. Don't know where to go from there.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:31 PM (BvdQo)

251 Is that a urine sample on that Nork Airlines food tray?

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 22, 2012 11:31 PM (tVlC3)

252 "God, I hate non-spelling, non-sentence structuring fucks."

Ok.. so in diagramming this sentence.. would fucks be a noun do you think?

Lol.. ok, sorry too easy to pass up, especially after having to pass on the naked.com spread joke.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:31 PM (R5yLq)

253 so I saw 3D Star Wars this afternoon. Liam Neeson's hair in 3D was really distracting.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 22, 2012 11:31 PM (RZ8pf)

254 Why not just stay home and watch a good Star Wars?

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:32 PM (tsC/8)

255 Damn ZRyan, there's several decent Italian places around here. No need to debase yourself with the soup and bread sticks crowd.

Posted by: Zakn at February 22, 2012 11:32 PM (q/891)

256 She's a good friend of ours. We're all clean. I woudn't have sex with a stranger

Uh, she just knowingly played Russian roulette & you were the gun. Maybe it's just me, but friends don't do that.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:33 PM (weBW/)

257 Ok.. so in diagramming this sentence.. would fucks be a noun do you think?

Yes, fucks is a noun. You nailed me, LOL.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:33 PM (BvdQo)

258 God, I hate non-spelling, non-sentence structuring fucks.
Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:28 PM (BvdQo)


This is when you call on the mighty power of TB3K. He's out there...apart from us, yet still one of us, but at the same time more than us...our defender, our avenger, a dark angel...

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:34 PM (ND9u8)

259 Even been to Buon Giorno Italia in Lilydale, just on the river? My God, their pasta bar is heavenly. That's the first place I'm going when my diet ends this phase.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:34 PM (tsC/8)

260 Just for fun, mostly for fun for me, here's a pic for "Where Is Home" for people who live in my area of the Evergreen State (Tri-Cities, WA)

http://tinyurl.com/7hy9w7j


Posted by: Theresa at February 22, 2012 11:34 PM (dbpY7)

261 Bebe, Z Ryan's story just proves that if you drink heavily and do whatever seems like a good idea, everything works out.

Full disclosure,I am working on a shrine to Z Ryan in my garage right now.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 11:35 PM (I/cLr)

262 Mistakes happen, Bebe. What can I say? Worst comes to worst, I'll just murder/suicide us all.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:36 PM (tsC/8)

263 TB3K is operating but feeding the troll doesn't help.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 22, 2012 11:36 PM (pAlYe)

264 Ho garte teh gmmerr dna seinpllg nzai is hree .

Posted by: GMB at February 22, 2012 11:36 PM (wY55N)

265 TB3K, cleared hot on grid 265. Fire for effect.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 11:37 PM (I/cLr)

266 262 Mistakes happen, Bebe. What can I say?

That you'll wear a rubber next time.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:37 PM (weBW/)

267 Ok, that was damn fast work. Damage assessment, total.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 11:38 PM (I/cLr)

268 I like the sound of next time.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:38 PM (tsC/8)

269 Why not just stay home and watch a good Star Wars?

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:32 PM (tsC/

because the good Star Wars doesn't exist anymore outside of vhs or a shitty ps dvd?

Posted by: The Dude at February 22, 2012 11:38 PM (M8yfa)

270 I retired after a 40-some year career doing exactly what I always wanted to do, and am truly grateful to have been able to do it. Even now the lure takes me back into it, at a pace of my choosing.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2012 11:38 PM (SAMxH)

271 Since we're all talking about responsibility and life, I just wanted to add that my 27 year old married daughter will be downloading my first grandchild this coming April. And, thanks to the ultrasound, he will also be my first grandson as well as my first grandchild.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:39 PM (BvdQo)

272 Wow...um, interesting story Z Ryan. Decadent!

The lesson here is: wise up and either abstain from such decadent activities or use protection.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 22, 2012 11:39 PM (UR5vq)

273 Congrats SA

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2012 11:40 PM (weBW/)

274 257
Ok.. so in diagramming this sentence.. would fucks be a noun do you think?

Yes, fucks is a noun. You nailed me, LOL.

**********************

"Fuck me no fucks."

Posted by: Shakespeare at February 22, 2012 11:40 PM (tVlC3)

275 Kratos, I dedicate me decadence to you. Please don't hang yourself in the garage.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:40 PM (tsC/8)

276 I'm with The Dude here. I was considering buying the Blue Rays of 4-6 and was like no man, you are giving Lucas money for fucking this shit all up.

Han Shot first.

Posted by: Zakn at February 22, 2012 11:40 PM (q/891)

277
#271, congratulations on your first grandson!!!

Posted by: Theresa at February 22, 2012 11:41 PM (dbpY7)

278 Night, morons. To the bed I goes.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 22, 2012 11:41 PM (ND9u8)

279 Blurays, now with extra NOOOOOOO! Why bother?

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 22, 2012 11:41 PM (tsC/8)

280 It's baaaaack.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 11:42 PM (I/cLr)

281 Maet, I am adding you to the Z Ryan shrine

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 22, 2012 11:43 PM (I/cLr)

282 I have a 10 year old son who has never seen a Star Wars in the theater, so he wanted to go. Jar Jar Binks is still annoying. "How Wude"

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 22, 2012 11:43 PM (RZ8pf)

283 I'm not up on the Star Wars stuff. Did lucas mess with the new blu ray releases? What did he change?

Posted by: GMB at February 22, 2012 11:43 PM (wY55N)

284 <i>Yes, fucks is a noun. You nailed me, LOL.</i>

Lol.. well, just wanted to make sure I diagrammed it correctly.. it's been a while..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:44 PM (R5yLq)

285 I'm with The Dude here. I was considering buying the
Blue Rays of 4-6 and was like no man, you are giving Lucas money for
fucking this shit all up.



Han Shot first.

Posted by: Zakn at February 22, 2012 11:40 PM (q/891)

Clone Wars has been pretty good though

Posted by: The Dude at February 22, 2012 11:44 PM (M8yfa)

286 Please don't hang yourself in the garage.

You don't need to worry about that. The only way I'm going to hang myself is if I detect SMOD and I decide to go out beforehand David Carradine style IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 22, 2012 11:44 PM (UR5vq)

287
Congrats SA
congratulations on your first grandson!!!

Thank you. In April, I will go from thinking I am old to realizing that I am old. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:44 PM (BvdQo)

288 I'm not up on the Star Wars stuff. Did lucas mess with the new blu ray releases? What did he change?

Posted by: GMB at February 22, 2012 11:43 PM (wY55N)

yeah, he went back and tinkered with them a bit more

Posted by: The Dude at February 22, 2012 11:45 PM (M8yfa)

289 Clone Wars has been pretty good though
Posted by: The Dude at February 22, 2012 11:44 PM (M8yfa)

No Idea. I bought a Lego X-Wing and part of me loathes that Lucas gets any money from that.

I guess we should blame his ex for taking all his moneies. Or something

fucking Lucas. From Hells Heart, I spit at thee

Posted by: Zakn at February 22, 2012 11:47 PM (q/891)

290 @ 287

Congratulations. Grandkids are one of the better things in this life. Someone to spoil and teach all sorts of bad habits. Plus you get to give them back.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 22, 2012 11:48 PM (SAMxH)

291 "Jar Jar Binks is still annoying"

Oh ya, the character that was written in solely for merchandising purposes... yikes.

The special effects were of course better in Episodes 1-3, with all the new CGI stuff they could do.. but funny how the better the special effects got, the worse the storyline and character development became.

Honestly by episode 2 I was just really hoping Anakin would quit the incessant whining, grow a pair and go dark side already. Anything to shut him up. "Obi-wan is like a father to me.. and I hate him! I hate him.. I'm going to use my mastery of the force to stomp my foot and throw a tantrum. Oh crap.. were on tatooine.. again? Really? Ok.. another tantrum.."

Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:49 PM (R5yLq)

292 take heart in that Lucas has nothing to do with Clone Wars other than getting his cut. Storytelling wise, it's on par with some of the better novels (not Zahn level but kinda close)

Posted by: The Dude at February 22, 2012 11:50 PM (M8yfa)

293 What the hell kind of Catholic is Newt Gingrich?

He didn't go to Mass today because it wasn't a Holy Day Of Obligation?

That is true, but it is also true that you should WANT to go to Mass on Ash Wednesday if you are Catholic.

What a douche.

Posted by: bask at February 22, 2012 11:50 PM (QieHl)

294 "take heart in that Lucas has nothing to do with Clone Wars other than
getting his cut. Storytelling wise, it's on par with some of the better
novels (not Zahn level but kinda close)"

Tim's a great guy by the way, if you ever get a chance to meet him in person don't pass it up. He's got a marvelous sense of humor and unlike a lot of well known people he is not full of himself at all.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:52 PM (R5yLq)

295
I'm not up on the Star Wars stuff. Did lucas mess with the new blu ray releases? What did he change?



Posted by: GMB at February 22, 2012 11:43 PM (wY55N)

yeah, he went back and tinkered with them a bit more


What's up with him? I thought he started tinkering with black men since that idiotic pathetic excuse of a movie "Red Tails."

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:52 PM (BvdQo)

296 Hi ont
Congrats Sam Adams, my grandaugter will be one month old on friday. She is just the best thing in the world. You will really enjoy being grandpa. Pure Love.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 22, 2012 11:53 PM (fHyXI)

297 "What the hell kind of Catholic is Newt Gingrich?"

Hey.. Newt's a better Catholic than I am.

Ok, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm not Catholic... so.. hmm..

And fucks is a noun. So there!


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 22, 2012 11:53 PM (R5yLq)

298 Still find it gross that Padme and Anakin get together considering how young he is when they first meet. Watching their interaction in the first movie while sitting next to my son made it even more icky.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 22, 2012 11:53 PM (RZ8pf)

299 yeah, he went back and tinkered with them a bit more

If Lucas had been Michelangelo he would have totally pissed off Pope Julius II by going back to add shit like CGI scenes of the Last Judgment to the Sistine Chapel. And he would make Abel shoot first.

Posted by: Cicero at February 22, 2012 11:54 PM (yQwq5)

300 Wow. Ok. I decided to post about politics on the political section of the forum on tv tropes. Mostly all of them were liberal. They try to argue Obama is a centrist. Scott Waler and Right to WOrk are communist Chinese working orders. One guy tells me I'm a tea party radical and then I tell him to blow me with his histrionics and I get banned. Fucking liberals.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 22, 2012 11:57 PM (T1CwX)

301
Evening roons,
It has been a strange week.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 22, 2012 11:58 PM (JKNDp)

302 Z-Ryan - the Italian restaurant is a no-name family owned joint south of Laguna Beach.

Now I am at home drinking red wine.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 22, 2012 11:58 PM (CyS/Y)

303 Hi, Lou! You are indeed correct! Wow, your granddaughter is 1 month old already.

I'm not a grandma, but I love being an Aunt. Almost the same as being a grandma, spoil the kids, rile the kids up, hand 'em back to mom and dad, and leave!

We've got a couple of new babies coming into the family this summer and the grandmas-to-be have been posting ultrasound pics on FB. I cannot believe how much ultrasounds have changed in the years since my sibs and girlfriends started having kids.

Posted by: Theresa at February 22, 2012 11:59 PM (dbpY7)

304 Posted by: lous a girl at February 22, 2012 11:53 PM (fHyXI)

Technically I am far old enough to be a grandfather. It just really hasn't sunk in yet. Can't freaking wait. Irongrampa, I will spoil that child beyond spoiling. And since his dad is a Chiropractor, (busy all the time) I will be the one to teach him the fine art of fishing as well as (with their permission) how to handle various firearms once that certain age is reached.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 11:59 PM (BvdQo)

305 "
Still find it gross that Padme and Anakin get together considering how young he is when they first meet."

Never really thought about it but ya, that is kind of icky. The thing I had the biggest problems with about the whole Padme thing..

Ok, number one - she got elected Queen. How does that work exactly? But wait, it gets even dumber. When she dies at the end of the 3rd movie because she can't be with Anakin anymore, with of course no thought to her newly born children at all - who gives a crap about them when you can't be with your whiny ass Jedi gone darkside boyfriend after all? Ok.. sorry, so she dies, and Leia goes to live with Senator Bail Organa - but later on Leia in the next movie will be referred to as Princess Leia.

Ok, Organa isn't a King, and nobody is supposed to know that Leia is actually Padma's daughter, so why does everyone call Leia Princess? Also, even if you know she's Padma's daughter, is she still entitled to be called Princess since her mom was only Queen for like 4 years and then had to step down because apparently that's as long as you can be Queen on Naboo since your democratically elected to the position? And if so does that mean that all of the daughters of former queens on Naboo are called Princess? If so I'm guessing you can't swing a dead cat on Naboo without hitting a Princess of some sort.

I've also wonder how difficult it would be to get a dead cat through customs on Naboo.. but, I digress.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:00 AM (R5yLq)

306 Ohio Dan - the weeks are indeed getting strange.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 23, 2012 12:01 AM (CyS/Y)

307 "They try to argue Obama is a centrist."

He is.. well, you know, compared to Mao.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:01 AM (R5yLq)

308 SA, what is that age, in your opinion? My daughter is still a few years away from the low end of the possible range, so it's just information seeking.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:01 AM (I/cLr)

309 Watching their interaction in the first movie while sitting next to my son made it even more icky.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 22, 2012 11:53 PM (RZ8pf)


HAHaHahaha! That had never come to mind before, but I can sooooooo understand it.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 12:01 AM (kaalw)

310 I'm not a grandma, but I love being an Aunt. Almost the same as being a grandma, spoil the kids, rile the kids up, hand 'em back to mom and dad, and leave!
Indeed, I am an aunt many times over also. It is fun being able to spoil em and send them home!

Yeah, mygrandbaby is almost a month old, shes gained two pounds. Kid and I call her piglet, she is so damn cute, and already a funny personality, she makes me laugh all the time.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:02 AM (fHyXI)

311 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:00 AM (R5yLq)

By the way, what do you suppose was the platform Padme campaigned on during the election, given how young she was during the campaign? Different food themes for school cafeteria meals?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 23, 2012 12:04 AM (UR5vq)

312
Time for the old folk. Another nice day tomorrow, looks like.


Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.




Posted by: irongrampa at February 23, 2012 12:04 AM (SAMxH)

313 Here is the PM I got from the mod who banned me.

""Oh, blow me with your histrionics." That's not civil debate. It
doesn't help your case that you are acting like the absolute stereotype
of the know-nothing neocon."

Cunning Stunt

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:05 AM (T1CwX)

314 How the heck old was Padme? I have always assumed she was at least 16 in the first movie.

And her lips, her lips are also really disturbing in 3D with that weird red spot on them.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 23, 2012 12:06 AM (RZ8pf)

315 Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:01 AM (I/cLr)

The fine art of fishing should be taught at about the same time a child is able to walk. My training him on firearms will have to wait until my daughter and her husband allow it. But I think that in my state, he could take a hunters safety course at the age of 10.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 23, 2012 12:06 AM (BvdQo)

316 Flapjackmaka, wow, that's some modern civility right there. And if you disagree, I'll cut your throat.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:07 AM (I/cLr)

317 I once made the Naboo run in only 7.9 parsecs. Delivered my load of dead cats and got the hell out ther before customs could sic Pizzia the Hutt on me.
That is after I put a 5 gallon can of liquid force into the gas tank of the Millinium Winnebego.

Posted by: Prince Lonestar SDolo at February 23, 2012 12:07 AM (wY55N)

318 Lou, what's funny with our family is that my brothers and sisters and I have very outgoing personalities, and can get very boisterous when we all get together. It's fun to be with the great-nieces who are 3, 2, and almost 2, and see that their personalities are going right along family lines. I know I can be called a little bit biased because they are my great-nieces, but they are so much fun to be around and little firecrackers, all 3.

Posted by: Theresa at February 23, 2012 12:07 AM (dbpY7)

319 Welcome to the depression.

Please remove your autonomy and form a single file line behind the politburo.

Posted by: Jornolist at February 23, 2012 12:08 AM (CyS/Y)

320 Ok, number one - she got elected Queen. How does that work exactly? But wait, it gets even dumber. When she dies at the end of the 3rd movie because she can't be with Anakin anymore, with of course no thought to her newly born children at all - who gives a crap about them when you can't be with your whiny ass Jedi gone darkside boyfriend after all? Ok.. sorry, so she dies, and Leia goes to live with Senator Bail Organa - but later on Leia in the next movie will be referred to as Princess Leia.

Ok, Organa isn't a King, and nobody is supposed to know that Leia is actually Padma's daughter, so why does everyone call Leia Princess? Also, even if you know she's Padma's daughter, is she still entitled to be called Princess since her mom was only Queen for like 4 years and then had to step down because apparently that's as long as you can be Queen on Naboo since your democratically elected to the position? And if so does that mean that all of the daughters of former queens on Naboo are called Princess? If so I'm guessing you can't swing a dead cat on Naboo without hitting a Princess of some sort.

I've also wonder how difficult it would be to get a dead cat through customs on Naboo.. but, I digress.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:00 AM (R5yLq)
Yeah, its really confusing with just the movies only. Because Lucas is an idiot and had a bunch of stuff in notes that don't get added in to the movie but still get a sort of official canon in the Star Wars universe. One being that Alderaan has royal lines. So yeah Bail Organa is not a king, however he is prince so Leia is entitled to be called Princess through him and not Padme. As for Naboo and its queen being elected... Lucas is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: buzzion at February 23, 2012 12:08 AM (GULKT)

321 " I will be the one to teach him the fine art of fishing as well as (with
their permission) how to handle various firearms once that certain age
is reached."

Lol.. my dad taught me how to shoot, and I went deer hunting with my grandad once. Just once. We went out that afternoon, caught sight of a 14 point buck in a clearing quite a ways off. I got all excited, grabbed my rifle.

Grandpa just laughed. He tried to explain to me that it must be at least 750 yards out.. no way we were going to hit it at that range. I took my shot anyway. Since I didn't know it was nearly an impossible shot, wouldn't you know it dumb luck took over.

We came home that afternoon with that 14 pointer strapped to the hood - My dad was blown away - he kept telling grandpa how great it was that we gotten a 14 pointer, biggest deer that grandpa had ever gotten, was going to make a great trophy.. All the guys down at the legion would be buying him beers for weeks..

Grandad didn't want to talk about it at all - needless to say he didn't take me deer hunting for about a year afterwards.. lol..


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:09 AM (R5yLq)

322
<<Still find it gross that Padme and Anakin get together considering how young he is when they first meet.>>
I understand Padme was 15 in Phantom Menace and Anakin looks to be about 10 so "only" 5 years difference between them.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 23, 2012 12:09 AM (bMLFV)

323 SA, my mistake, I was asking about shooting. Don't fish, find it boring.

I was thinking younger than 10 for my girl, but it'll depend on her maturity. 7-10 seems about right, depending.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:09 AM (I/cLr)

324 Posted by: Theresa at February 23, 2012 12:07 AM (dbpY7)

I agree, my family is like that too, we get together and its craziness, and it does go to the next generation. Thay are just like us, tee hee.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:10 AM (fHyXI)

325 How the heck old was Padme? I have always assumed she was at least 16 in the first movie.



And her lips, her lips are also really disturbing in 3D with that weird red spot on them.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 23, 2012 12:06 AM (RZ8pf)

she was supposed to be in her early teens (though Portman wasn't that young) with Anakin being about 10 or 11 (novels were never really clear)

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:10 AM (M8yfa)

326 Flapjackmaka, wow, that's some modern civility right there. And if you disagree, I'll cut your throat.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:07 AM (I/cLr)
Hey, tell it to the 8 or so liberals I was posting with. They're civil? pssh. I feel like I got cancer talking to them

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:10 AM (T1CwX)

327 314How the heck old was Padme? I have always assumed she was at least 16 in the first movie.

And her lips, her lips are also really disturbing in 3D with that weird red spot on them. Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 23, 2012 12:06 AM (RZ8pf)
I think she was supposed to be 14? So even dumber that a planet elects a queen but that queen is still a child. And you want them making your decisions?

Posted by: buzzion at February 23, 2012 12:11 AM (GULKT)

328 "So yeah Bail Organa is not a king, however he is prince so Leia is
entitled to be called Princess through him and not Padme. As for Naboo
and its queen being elected... Lucas is a fucking idiot."

Ok, that makes a little more sense. But of course the big question here is, if the Empire really wanted to showcase the Death Star as the ultimate power in the Universe, why didn't they blow up Tatooine? I mean seriously, nobody ever set foot on Alderaan. Tatooine is pretty much the center of the entire universe.. lol..


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:11 AM (R5yLq)

329 " I think she was supposed to be 14? So even dumber that a planet
elects a queen but that queen is still a child. And you want them making
your decisions?"

A government run by 14 year old girls..

Having seen my own teen daughter and her friends together, I can truly say for the first time maybe this Administration isn't the worst in history.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:12 AM (R5yLq)

330 Flapjack, that's probably just the clap, no worries. Or maybe the plague. You know what they say about wrestling with pigs right?

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:12 AM (I/cLr)

331 I got cancer talking to them
Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:10 AM (T1CwX)
Probably ear cancer, liberals will do that to you

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:12 AM (fHyXI)

332 And who in their right minds would elect a freaking teenager as a high gov't official? No wonder the Naboo response to the invasion was even way below mediocre.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (UR5vq)

333 And why the heck did the entire Imperial Senate listen to a 14 year old from Naboo with the whole no confidence vote?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (RZ8pf)

334
My daughter and hubby had their second son Friday a week ago. I didn't go to seem the little guy and proud parents for 5 days because I had a cold and was hacking up iridescent green goo. I'd put up a link but links no longer work here.
Our Russian friends, Grandma, Daughter and two grandkids came and visited for 5 days. Basically manic insanity ruled our life for that time. Glad to see them come and relieved to see them go.
I pulled the heads on a friends truck as he didn't have the money to get it done to replace the head gaskets. I'm waiting on them to get serviced before reassembly.
Most disturbing is I applied for VA medical benefits because the economy has my businesses down about 90% and the $1000 a month premiums I have been paying are killing me. I'm qualified for them but still feel dirty. I don't want to be on the government tit.
I have to come up with $6k for property taxes this week.
I was interviewedby an AP reporter on the primary. He liked my statement of being "Hoinked off" at Romney for the smear campaign. He asked me to spell hoinked but went on to spell it himself.
The actor I told you about last year that sat next to me in chemistry class tried to blow his brains out with a 38 but didn't quite pull it off.
Quite a week huh?


Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (JKNDp)

335 Yep, Padme is 14. Anakin is 9.

Posted by: buzzion at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (GULKT)

336 Ok, that makes a little more sense. But of course
the big question here is, if the Empire really wanted to showcase the
Death Star as the ultimate power in the Universe, why didn't they blow
up Tatooine? I mean seriously, nobody ever set foot on Alderaan.
Tatooine is pretty much the center of the entire universe.. lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:11 AM (R5yLq)


Leia led them there at the start of the flick

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (M8yfa)

337 And her lips, her lips are also really disturbing in 3D with that weird red spot on them.

I saw "Journey 2" over the weekend and I got to say 3D was invented for Kristin Davis' butt and Vanessa Hudgens' everything.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (61yvg)

338 We shouldjust shoot all these uncivil cons!

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (tsC/8)

339 Anyone here who works in the petroleum industry?

Bill O'Reilly was doing his usual "for the folks" yacking about gas prices tonight

BOR was bloviating about oil being sold to China when we've got plenty here, why not keep all the oil here?

True, plenty of oil in supply here, but I heard from someone in the industry that the refineries aren't all that busy. We're not using the supply we have

What no one in the Baghdad Bob Media or Washington is pointing out is that the chief driver of skyrocketing prices isn't even Iran, it's the Fed and ECB with their nonstop printing of funny money to keep the banks from going tits up

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 12:14 AM (Y+DPZ)

340 And katya, five years is nothing. I tell Cougar that if we'd met a few years earlier, she'd be in prison. Heh.

Also, why does autocorrect want you name to be LaToya?

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:15 AM (I/cLr)

341 "And why the heck did the entire Imperial Senate listen to a 14 year old from Naboo with the whole no confidence vote?"

A government of the pedophiles, by the pedophiles, for the pedophiles?

Yeesh.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:16 AM (R5yLq)

342 We shouldjust shoot all these uncivil cons!

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 12:13 AM (tsC/

ace might be up for that

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:16 AM (M8yfa)

343 All this Natalie Portman talk is making me want to watch The Professional.

And then I feel fucking dirty. Goddamn you Besson, Damn you strait to hell.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 12:16 AM (q/891)

344 Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:09 AM (I/cLr)

A child has to be able to handle the report and all the other issues with a firearm. I'm the kind of guy who thinks that firearms safety is the utmost in the handling of them. They have to be old enough to understand the little things about firearms such as not pointing it at people, not having the finger on the trigger unless down range, and little shit like not being afraid of it.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 23, 2012 12:16 AM (BvdQo)

345 SA, right, she'll learn the four rules long before she gets anywhere near a live weapon. But she will also be taught that it's a tool, like a saw or a hammer. Very useful, but very dangerous if not used properly.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:19 AM (I/cLr)

346 Night moronettes. And morons.

Nobody ever puts the 'ettes first.

Posted by: DC in Towson at February 23, 2012 12:20 AM (I/cLr)

347 "True, plenty of oil in supply here, but I heard from someone in the
industry that the refineries aren't all that busy. We're not using the
supply we have"

Well, biggest problem is that a lot of people don't understand that a big part of gas prices is not whatever the oil supply happens to be at the moment.

A big problem with gas prices is the government, it mandates certain blends for different regions and different seasons - so gas that you can legally sell in the winter is not refined to the same standard as gas you can legally sell in the summer, and gas that you can legally sell in Nebraska is not refined in the exact same way as gas you can legally sell in New York, or California, or in some cases Iowa...

So as a result the government has so many regulations, taxes, and extraneous BS going on with refined gasoline that it really screws the price curve, hard. Something Bill just doesn't seem to get. So much easier to take the easy road and blame the Oil companies for making a profit, after all.

I've also noticed that for all the bitching he has yet to even mention the environmental lobby, the fact that Obama and his band of merry butt pirates are not allowing us to drill for shit but investing in Brazil's oil industry, etc.. No, none of that matters, it's just those damn evil oil companies making an evil profit, there the problem...

Sheesh.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:21 AM (R5yLq)

348 I also show either my kids or whoever I am training my left shoulder wound so that they know what a bullet can do.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 23, 2012 12:21 AM (BvdQo)

349
<<Also, why does autocorrect want you name to be LaToya?>>

I'm mortified.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 23, 2012 12:21 AM (bMLFV)

350 Short contribution. At Deadspin, the kind of LibCancer you are referring to is called SuperAIDS.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at February 23, 2012 12:22 AM (4qU0l)

351 The Fat Man hits another walk-off home run;

Christie: Billionaire Warren Buffett Should Just ‘Cut A Check And ShutUp’

http://tinyurl.com/7hwp6en

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 12:23 AM (Y+DPZ)

352 "<<Also, why does autocorrect want you name to be LaToya?>> I'm mortified."

Well, on the upside, if you were LaToya you would have been mortified even before he said anything, thanks to all the psychic friends in your network.

lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 12:23 AM (R5yLq)

353 Alright, I have had enough beer. Time to go to bed since I have to get up at 6 to go to school................(wouldn't have to go to school if I hadn't been laid off!) FML!

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 23, 2012 12:24 AM (BvdQo)

354
Gas prices couldn't have anything about Obama deforesting the planet to print money could it?
.
.
I know money isn't really paper but the gag doesn't work at all if you have to include cotton from bluejean cuttings and various sysnthetic fibers.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 23, 2012 12:24 AM (JKNDp)

355 Ohio Dan, congrats. Sucks you were sick, my hubby was when our grandaughter was born. Had to wait a week to meet her.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:25 AM (fHyXI)

356 good, the Justice League flick is going to be cheap next week

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:27 AM (M8yfa)

357 I've always wondered why octogenarian billionaires like Soros and Buffett don't just retire and turn their energies full time to funding their socialist armies

I've read that they won't because they CAN'T .. their gambles and investments are levered in multiples of their entire worth. Quit and the whole thing breaks down and they'd die without the money to pay for the funeral


Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 12:28 AM (Y+DPZ)

358 357, kbd, they need to be frozen in carbonite, and left there.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at February 23, 2012 12:31 AM (4qU0l)

359 354

Gas prices couldn't have anything about Obama deforesting the planet to print money could it?
.
.
I
know money isn't really paper but the gag doesn't work at all if you
have to include cotton from bluejean cuttings and various sysnthetic
fibers.


Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 23, 2012 12:24 AM

Even that would have some sort of substance. Most of it is numbers on computers

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 12:32 AM (Y+DPZ)

360 "Obama's a centrist and a compromiser"

How do these idiots live?

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:33 AM (T1CwX)

361 360 "Obama's a centrist and a compromiser"How do these idiots live?
Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:33 AM (T1CwX)

On your taxdollars.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:34 AM (fHyXI)

362 yo yo yo

Posted by: fluffy at February 23, 2012 12:35 AM (vRSeu)

363 362
yo yo yo


Posted by: fluffy




One too many yo's? Discuss.

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at February 23, 2012 12:37 AM (udEUT)

364 Anyone see O'Reilly tonight railing at "Big Oil" for "taking billions out of the economy" by charging more than he would like for gasoline, AND for selling some of their gas abroad?

HUH?

Does Apple "take billions out of the economy" when they sell their stuff at high prices in America?

Does Apple artificially create higher prices for its products in America because it sells some of its products abroad, at the world price?

How does exporting products by Big Oil or Apple or anyone else, for gobs of money in return, "take billions" out of OUR economy?

O'Reilly's a fool. A certified fool.










Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 12:37 AM (tVlC3)

365 >>> "Obama's a centrist and a compromiser"

How do these idiots live?


Whereever it is, you can't get to reality from there.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 23, 2012 12:38 AM (YRAWR)

366 As for Naboo and its queen being elected... Lucas is a fucking idiot.
***
There have been elective kingdoms in history, but I'm fairly sure none of them ever elected a 14 year old girl to be queen.

Oh, and did the Gungans get to vote? Or are they too busy being silly racist caricatures to be enfranchised?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 23, 2012 12:39 AM (3aXbg)

367 I ped egged my feet and it made me laugh, is that weird?

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:39 AM (fHyXI)

368 The gasoline sold abroad from American refineries probably got pumped from a well in Venezuela.

Posted by: fluffy at February 23, 2012 12:40 AM (vRSeu)

369 How do these idiots live?


Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:33 AM (T1CwX)

it's what happens when people like Bush become extreme right wingers in people's minds

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:40 AM (M8yfa)

370 I stopped watching O'Reilly years ago when he was on his populist rants against Big Oil! How George Bush should call his oil buddies and ask them to lower the price of gas.
Neil Cavuto came on and owned O'Reilly with a lesson in economics, and O'Reilly was just saying he doesn't like it, and they should be helpin' out the folks.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 12:41 AM (tsC/8)

371 I'm always pissed at the inevitable "speculators" line when prices go up. There's always a winner and a loser to a bet, and these guys keep the prices lower than they would be otherwise for years at a time by losing bet after bet that prices will go up. Then prices go up, they get a chance to break even or make a buck or two, and the ninnies in Congress start whining about how evil they are.

Where were the whiners during the years "speculators" *lost* money?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 12:41 AM (kaalw)

372 Oh, and did the Gungans get to vote? Or are they too busy being silly racist caricatures to be enfranchised?


You think anyone has ever gone to a convention in Jar-Jar costume?

Posted by: fluffy at February 23, 2012 12:42 AM (vRSeu)

373 Why would you let Gungans vote?

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 12:42 AM (tsC/8)

374 You think anyone has ever gone to a convention in Jar-Jar costume?


Posted by: fluffy at February 23, 2012 12:42 AM (vRSeu)

been quite a bit JarJar cosplay, it's in a mocking fashion but people do it

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:43 AM (M8yfa)

375 Goddam. I usually enjoy Adam Carolla's podcast but he is literally sucking off Bill Maher. I don't get it.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 12:44 AM (q/891)

376 Goddam. I usually enjoy Adam Carolla's podcast but he is literally sucking off Bill Maher. I don't get it.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 12:44 AM (q/891)

he kisses the ass of pretty much everyone that does his show

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:45 AM (M8yfa)

377 Why would you let Gungans vote?
***
Plot point consistency?


Posted by: 18-1 at February 23, 2012 12:46 AM (3aXbg)

378 I got my post privileges back but I aint posting there again. I basically say I would support walker 2016 and they say shit like he crashed the WI economy and he is politically dead. I should have embraced Huntsman they say.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 23, 2012 12:46 AM (T1CwX)

379 but he is literally sucking off Bill Maher
***
Ewww?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 23, 2012 12:47 AM (3aXbg)

380
If Lucas had been Michelangelo he would have totally pissed off Pope Julius II by going back to add shit like CGI scenes of the Last Judgment to the Sistine Chapel. And he would make Abel shoot first.
Posted by: Cicero at February 22, 2012 11:54 PM (yQwq5)







Bastards gave me the nickname "The Breeches-Maker", Lucas deserves something equally dishonorable.

Posted by: Zombie Daniele de Volterra at February 23, 2012 12:48 AM (FIE/L)

381 True Dude. True. I don't get how you can have a great discussion with Breitbart and a few months later be Hanes Grazing Bill Maher of all people.

Off to the Ricochet podcast.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 12:49 AM (q/891)

382
'sup jackwagons.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 23, 2012 12:50 AM (FIE/L)

383 If Lucas had been Michelangelo he would have totally pissed off Pope
Julius II by going back to add shit like CGI scenes of the Last Judgment
to the Sistine Chapel. And he would make Abel shoot first.



Hahahahhahaha!!!!!

Posted by: fluffy at February 23, 2012 12:50 AM (vRSeu)

384
I ped egged my feet

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:39 AM (fHyXI)

Pervert.:p
Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 12:51 AM (4ixH5)

385 Pervert.:pGood evening.
Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 12:51 AM (4ixH5)

Hi Robert. How you? I have been watching basketball/basketball and some more basketball. UNLV, OU, Clippers and the Lakers. Love my hubby, but sheesh...

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:55 AM (fHyXI)

386 Couple more weeks Lou and we'll be into march madness.

Can't wait to see The Duffer in Chiefs Bracket to know who not to pick.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 12:56 AM (q/891)

387
39 and raining

Gunny revealed during a interview tonight his preference for teh glock which he removes from the safe every night and keeps by his bedside, wife does it if he's not there.

Said he's only had one intruder who abruptly slammed the door and left after hearing a round being chambered echoing through out the house.. he also has 3 dogs but they rather he took care of the rif raf..

Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 12:56 AM (KZLoo)

388 Politicians are corrupt and stupid and they are ruining our nation.

Posted by: whatever at February 23, 2012 12:56 AM (i/wm2)

389 Can't wait to see The Duffer in Chiefs Bracket to know who not to pick.
Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 12:56 AM (q/891)

No doubt, . Maybe I will bet the opposite of what he says, and make a fortune!!

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 12:58 AM (fHyXI)

390 why you take so long to download, TERA?

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 12:59 AM (M8yfa)

391 ""I have been watching basketball/basketball and some more basketball.""



My TV has a self destruct. If a basketball game comes on you got 15 seconds to switch channels to disarm it.

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:02 AM (FMbng)

392 "Anyone see O'Reilly tonight railing at "Big Oil" for "taking billions
out of the economy" by charging more than he would like for gasoline,
AND for selling some of their gas abroad?"

Yup.. saw it. I was just wondering how far he'd be willing to go with this, I mean after all, if it's "Big Oil's" responsibility to reduce or even eliminate there profits to make sure gas prices go down, then should O'Reilly put his money where his mouth is, and start buying my gas for me until prices hit a certain point?


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:04 AM (R5yLq)

393 Democrats are destroying our country.

Posted by: whatever at February 23, 2012 01:04 AM (i/wm2)

394 >>>Now I'm at my favorite Italian restaurant with my son waiting on a pizza drinking a Peroni listening to Rosemary Clooney while watching the Lakers. Life is good. And I love you all.

NICE!!!

Posted by: Max Power at February 23, 2012 01:05 AM (+wxCD)

395 Where were the whiners during the years "speculators" *lost* money?
Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 12:41 AM (kaalw)


Making money the old fashioned way - political patronage, political insider dealing, and embezzlement.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:06 AM (bxiXv)

396 I think I will vote...when it counts...fool I am.

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 01:06 AM (MdAMX)

397 My TV has a self destruct. If a basketball game comes on you got 15 seconds to switch channels to disarm it.
Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:02 AM (FMbng)
My hubby controls the remote. I really don't mind. I read my blogs and drink beer, and he watches sports. And I really do like sports, basketball however is my least favorite, unless its the Rebels and anyone playing the Lakers.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:06 AM (fHyXI)

398 "
The gasoline sold abroad from American refineries probably got pumped from a well in Venezuela."

A Venezuelan well paid for by your tax dollars. Love that Obama!

Arggh...

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:06 AM (R5yLq)

399 393 Democrats are destroying our country.
Posted by: whatever at February 23, 2012 01:04 AM (i/wm2)


A scorpion stung me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:07 AM (bxiXv)

400 No doubt this is the tip of the tip of the iceberg;

David Cross Admits to Snorting Cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner

http://tinyurl.com/7zag5jh

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 01:07 AM (Y+DPZ)

401 339
True, plenty of oil in supply here, but I heard from someone in the
industry that the refineries aren't all that busy. We're not using the
supply we have

*******************

Yeah. I hear tell that's what businesses do: they forgo the opportunity to make money. Then again, I'm a rube.

After all, no one could make money by producing/selling more , so there's no incentive for anyone else to get in and undercut current prices, until there were too many new producers/products and the prices went down until there were no profits to be had ...thus stopping the cycle.

Except that's the way it always works in the oil bidness.

OTOH O'Reilly was just on tonight complaining that refineries were working full tilt, but selling their products to China and elsewhere abroad. That make more sense than an idle refinery scenario.

Look: winter demand for oil in America isn't as high as in the summertime. But gas is a global commodity, and our slack demand here is boom demand elsewhere.

AND current pricing to gas stations is based on forward pricing, the amount the refiners anticipate having to pay for crude for their future supplies of gas.

What's the current worry?-- that Iran will close the Straits, get into a war, and disrupt the supply chain for much of the world.

So prices go up now, in anticipation of future events aka major increases in the price of crude oil.

Pretty simple.

For O'Reilly and other conspiracy types, the challenge is to explain why oil prices FALL, not why they rise.




Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 01:07 AM (tVlC3)

402 "By the way, what do you suppose was the platform Padme campaigned on
during the election, given how young she was during the campaign?
Different food themes for school cafeteria meals?"

I'm guessing she probably rode to victory based solely on the fact that she was head cheerleader. I'd be willing to bet nobody sat through 39 debates before she got nominated.. lol


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:09 AM (R5yLq)

403 I wonder how much taxpayer $$$ GE gets to do this?

GE “Forcing” Employees Into Chevy Volts

http://tinyurl.com/7ew859h

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 01:12 AM (Y+DPZ)

404 395, Back up I am, slowly, with a careful twist of hand, how be the Dark Lord and the MM's!

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 01:12 AM (MdAMX)

405 So when do we get all the Iraqi oil,,

that we went to war fo..??

Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 01:13 AM (KZLoo)

406 Who is going to save us from the politicians - democrats - who are destroying our nation?

Posted by: whatever at February 23, 2012 01:14 AM (i/wm2)

407 "winter demand for oil in America isn't as high as in the summertime. But
gas is a global commodity, and our slack demand here is boom demand
elsewhere."

Also O'Reilly's premise is that you could take that gas refined for winter use and keep it here and then sell it in the summer.

Whoops. Try again Billy. You can't. Try it, and the EPA would be all over your asses and your refinery would be shut down in a heart beat. Might as well sell it overseas, otherwise you have to hang on to it until winter time again. Do a little research Mr. O'Reilly - before you embarrass yourself so badly again.

As to refinery's working full tilt, ya, they are.. they always are. We haven't built a new refinery here in the states in over 25 years.. thanks mostly to the econuts. Small wonder gas is so pricey. Between that and all the government regulations, it's a wonder it's not $10 a gallon by now.

And that has absolutely nothing to do with the oil companies, something O'Reilly would be well aware of if his staff had done even 5 minutes worth of research on the subject. Seriously Bill, shame on you.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:15 AM (R5yLq)

408 So when do we get all the Iraqi oil,,

that we went to war fo..??

Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 01:13 AM (KZLoo)


It's all being hoarded in the strategic reserve in Moochelle's ass?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:20 AM (4ixH5)

409 Surprise the Bamster's Rock Radar didn't go crazy at a range of 65 feet to want to get in on a few lines

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 01:20 AM (q/891)

410 406 Who is going to save us from the politicians - democrats - who are destroying our nation?
Posted by: whatever at February 23, 2012 01:14 AM (i/wm2)


The voters.

Yeah, I know.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:20 AM (bxiXv)

411 "It's all being hoarded in the strategic reserve in Moochelle's ass?"

Ughh.. ok, normally I'm all for drilling.. but eek...

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (R5yLq)

412 404 395, Back up I am, slowly, with a careful twist of hand, how be the Dark Lord and the MM's!
Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 01:12 AM (MdAMX)


Eh.

Not terribly well but I survive.

Long past tired of the bickering. I am close to giving up on commenting / reading blogs. I like spinning my wheels and all, but I have limits.

I haven't been around much lately. Some may have noticed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (bxiXv)

413 Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:20 AM (4ixH5)
Are you still not smoking?

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (fHyXI)

414 "Who is going to save us from the politicians - democrats - who are destroying our nation?

Posted by: whatever at February 23, 2012 01:14 AM (i/wm2)



The voters."


Umm.. ya. Ok.. man, that suicide thing is just looking better and better every day isn't it?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:23 AM (R5yLq)

415 Now to watch Grown people play with Legos. Todays a challenge day and it's build with only a head lamp. Fucking hell

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 01:23 AM (q/891)

416 Are you still not smoking?

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (fHyXI)

Yes'm.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (4ixH5)

417 30 Boston area collegians busted at border crossing,,

The just don't teach the basics of partying anymore,,, if they'd partied 'till it was gone they wouldn't have had this problem: (from the local rag)

"Twenty-six students were issued citations for minors in possession of
alcohol. Three were charged with marijuana possession and a Boston
University student was charged with possessing a single tablet of
Ecstasy"

Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (KZLoo)

418 Awww.... let's take up a collection

http://tinyurl.com/74qn6tt

Madonna's single drops out of Top 40


Her single Gimme All Your Luvin’ has proved a disastrous flop, despite launching to an audience of 114 million at the Super Bowl



Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (Y+DPZ)

419 Some may have noticed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (bxiXv)

Just stick to the ONT. Everyone's getting laid!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (4ixH5)

420 416 Are you still not smoking? Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (fHyXI) Yes'm.
Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (4ixH5)

Wow, truthfully really proud of you!
On that note, I am gonna go smoke, tee hee

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:25 AM (fHyXI)

421 "Twenty-six students were issued citations for minors in possession of

alcohol. Three were charged with marijuana possession and a Boston

University student was charged with possessing a single tablet of

Ecstasy"


Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (KZLoo)

that is some of the dumbest shit I've heard this week

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 01:25 AM (M8yfa)

422 Smokey treat? Yup.. I'm in. Back in a few

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:26 AM (R5yLq)

423 Just stick to the ONT. Everyone's getting laid!
Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (4ixH5)

When the fuck did we get ice cream?

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:26 AM (fHyXI)

424 normally I'm all for drilling.. but eek...

Lol..


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:22 AM (R5yLq)

Ask not what your country can do for you...

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:27 AM (4ixH5)

425 "that is some of the dumbest shit I've heard this week"

Turn on O'Reilly - usually Bill isn't so far off track on most stuff, but ever since he got this bug up his butt about Big Oil.. man, everything he's had to say on the subject is just ignorant populist crap.

Obvious that his staff did zero research on the subject at all. It's really pretty embarrassing.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:27 AM (R5yLq)

426 410
Just checking in after so long a post...

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 01:27 AM (MdAMX)

427 ""On that note, I am gonna go smoke, tee hee ""

Think I'll join you. Smokers unite!

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:28 AM (FMbng)

428 When the fuck did we get ice cream?

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:26 AM (fHyXI)

We're all gonna get a taste of some Janet Neopolitano.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:28 AM (4ixH5)

429 "Ask not what your country can do for you..."

Look, I once swore an Oath to die for my country if necessary and I meant it whole heartedly - but that is one reserve I wouldn't tap no matter how bad my country needed it.. Lol..


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:29 AM (R5yLq)

430 We're all gonna get a taste of some Janet Neopolitano.


Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:28 AM (4ixH5)

rather have Helen Thomas sit on my face

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 01:29 AM (M8yfa)

431
@113
Damn, I think I would like to move to Houston and help Cornbreadd win the nomination over Sheila Jackson Lee. She's a whole bunch of stupid and doesn't deserve to be in office or evenon the ballot. And quite frankly,Cornbreadd might just be a reasonable breath of fresh air in the democratic party! lol.


CORNBREADD FOR CONGRESS!

Woo hoo!

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at February 23, 2012 01:29 AM (0aByc)

432 On that note, I am gonna go smoke, tee hee

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:25 AM (fHyXI)

Need to suck on a ciggy.
Need...to suck...rising!

Posted by: Robert wonders how long before this gets taken out of context at February 23, 2012 01:30 AM (4ixH5)

433 It's all being hoarded in the strategic reserve in Moochelle's ass?


Heh Robert,, I always said she looked more like a super tanker then a fashionista...

Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 01:31 AM (KZLoo)

434 rather have Helen Thomas sit on my face


Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 01:29 AM (M8yfa)

A little spit n polish and I'm all yours, sexy.

Posted by: Helen Thomas at February 23, 2012 01:32 AM (4ixH5)

435 Need to suck on a ciggy.Need...to suck...rising!
Posted by: Robert wonders how long before this gets taken out of context at February 23, 2012 01:30 AM (4ixH5)

Dont you dare. I figure I will be forced to quit when I am relocated to the camp..

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:33 AM (fHyXI)

436 430 We're all gonna get a taste of some Janet Neopolitano.Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:28 AM (4ixH5) rather have Helen Thomas sit on my face
Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 01:29 AM (M8yfa)

If these are our options, on the count of three, we shoot each other in the face. ON 3.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:33 AM (tsC/8)

437 Do we have to wait until 3?

Posted by: GMB at February 23, 2012 01:35 AM (wY55N)

438 but that is one reserve I wouldn't tap no matter how bad my country needed it.. Lol..


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:29 AM (R5yLq)

Not even for...lemme see what I got...18 dollars and...70...3...4...cents?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:35 AM (4ixH5)

439 Just stick to the ONT. Everyone's getting laid!
Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:24 AM (4ixH5)


Would that it were so.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:35 AM (bxiXv)

440 437 Do we have to wait until 3?
Posted by: GMB at February 23, 2012 01:35 AM (wY55N)

If you jump the gun, you won't get shot in the face.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (tsC/8)

441 Sorry guys, I'm hording all the women.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (tsC/8)

442 "CORNBREADD FOR CONGRESS!"

Sheila Jackson Lee against Cornbreadd - All you gotta do is get Jerry Springer to moderate there first debate and you've got an instant pay-per-view event there.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (R5yLq)

443 We're all gonna get a taste of some Janet Neopolitano.




Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:28 AM (4ixH5)

rather have Helen Thomas sit on my face





I think I would rather have ball surgery with a rusty soup can lid than deal with either of those choices.

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (FMbng)

444 So, other than GE thinking that $40k economy cars will save them money over $15k economy cars, and O'Reilly joining OWS, what else is happening?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (bxiXv)

445 I always said she looked more like a super tanker then a fashionista...


Posted by: beanervt at February 23, 2012 01:31 AM (KZLoo)

What would be a good name for an oil tanker in honor of Moochelle?
The SS Moby?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (4ixH5)

446 I'm just about tapped out on this, but O'Reilly on his show tonight kept nattering on about how "capitalism" this and "supply and demand" that, and then said he thought an export tax would solve the "problem" of Big Oil selling their gas abroad.

Whaddayagonna do with someone like that?

If it weren't for Miller and Goldberg, I would pass up his program. I thank Gawd for DVR. Advertisers pls take note.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at February 23, 2012 01:38 AM (tVlC3)

447 "Not even for...lemme see what I got...18 dollars and...70...3...4...cents?"

Not even for a sum of money equal to the entire national debt, paid to me tax free in cash. Ok, look, I had a pretty messed up childhood. I've done more than my fair share of things that I'm not proud of - but there is just no way in hade's I'm getting funky with a wookie. Just not going to happen.

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:39 AM (R5yLq)

448 I figure I will be forced to quit when I am relocated to the camp..

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:33 AM (fHyXI)

Let's all sing some camp songs before going to the breeding pens and bear new worshippers for our Dear Lord Obama!

Posted by: FEMA Camp Counselor at February 23, 2012 01:39 AM (4ixH5)

449 427
""On that note, I am gonna go smoke, tee hee ""

Think I'll join you. Smokers unite!


Posted by: Berserker

What about us brownie eaters?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 23, 2012 01:40 AM (JO8Cl)

450 "Whaddayagonna do with someone like that?"

Hmm.. maybe a concerted email campaign, all with the phrase "Shut up and do some research before you embarrass yourself further" as the subject line?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:40 AM (R5yLq)

451 "Let's all sing some camp songs before going to the breeding pens and bear new worshippers for our Dear Lord Obama!"

Ok love you guys, really, but the first one to start singing Kumbaya dies. Nothing personal.. and it's a long story.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:41 AM (R5yLq)

452 444
So, other than GE thinking that $40k economy cars will save them money
over $15k economy cars, and O'Reilly joining OWS, what else is
happening?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM

You don't think the rent-seeking BFF of the SCOAMF is actually going to pay for those cars with GE's money do you?

There was a report last month that the taxpayer pays GM 250K per vehicle since that's what it costs them to actually shit out these turds

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 01:42 AM (Y+DPZ)

453 Merovign, I for one love your comments, please don't give it up!

Evenin', all. Just got back from Pina 3D. Not into modern dance, but have to say, it was really, really cool. Just the way they used 3D to stage the dancers was something else, never experienced anything like that. Only 3D movies I've seen involved explosions and action scenes and things; having a beautiful dancer being lifted towards you is a whole different ballpark. Anyway, here's the trailer, if you're interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuQVS7q7-A

also, a papier mache hippo was involved for some reason.

Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 01:43 AM (PY4xx)

454 And when you fly DPRK-owned Air Koryo you get treated like Kim Jong Un's party elite. This is a hamburger I think.

Hamburger and a small glass of urine.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 23, 2012 01:43 AM (Iyg03)

455
Let's all sing some camp songs before going to the breeding pens and bear new worshippers for our Dear Lord Obama!
Posted by: FEMA Camp Counselor at February 23, 2012 01:39 AM (4ixH5)

Getting busy on the camp songs for neocons..

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:44 AM (fHyXI)

456 What would be a good name for an oil tanker in honor of Moochelle?
The SS Moby?
Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (4ixH5)


The Strident Scold.

It's a garbage scow.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:45 AM (bxiXv)

457 ""Getting busy on the camp songs for neocons..""


Oooh lyrics. Now if I actually knew any campfire songs I could surely reword them.

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:46 AM (FMbng)

458 What would be a good name for an oil tanker in honor of Moochelle? The SS Moby? Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 01:36 AM (4ixH5)

The Bird of Prey

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:47 AM (tsC/8)

459 ohhell, no one is going to get that. Bird of Prey is a Klingon ship. There.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:48 AM (tsC/8)

460 There was a report last month that the taxpayer pays GM 250K per vehicle since that's what it costs them to actually shit out these turds

Posted by: kbdabear at February 23, 2012 01:42 AM (Y+DPZ)


Hey, Lamborghinis can catch fire, too!

You forgot to mention the average buyer who gets that subsidy makes $170k / year.

That's who Obama is giving your money to.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:48 AM (bxiXv)

461 possibly dumb question: isn't 'capitalism' sort of a marxist term for what is really 'freedom'? I mean, 'capitalism' makes it sound like some sort of economic theory you can take issue with, like keynesianism or protectionism or something, when all we're really talking about is freedom, the freedom of each individual to do as he pleases with his money and his property, enter freely into contracts, and be free of government regulation and redistribution, right? calling that 'capitalism' seems in itself like a leftist move.

Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 01:49 AM (PY4xx)

462 "So, other than GE thinking that $40k economy cars will save them money

over $15k economy cars, and O'Reilly joining OWS, what else is

happening?
"

Well the taxpayers are footing the bill for all of the millions in legal fees that Freddie and Fannie execs are forking over to some high dollar law firm to defend themselves against allegations of fraud and misuse of tax payer dollars.

Michelle Obama apparently has billions of dollars of oil in her ass, a well that no one wants to tap.

Apparently being unemployed helps the economy, We went to war for oil in Iraq but somehow forgot to bring any of that oil back with us (just a minor oversite on our part, I'm certain), and of course the new Chevy Volt will save our entire economy and make sure were no longer dependent on foreign oil, despite their tendency to explode and the fact that they won't run more than about 10 miles on a full charge.

Other than that, same shit, new day pretty much. I wonder if maybe when the bus shows up to take me to the re-education camp if I can avoid going by protesting the fact that it's diesel?

Lol..



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:49 AM (R5yLq)

463 Oooh lyrics. Now if I actually knew any campfire songs I could surely reword them.
Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:46 AM (FMbng)

Song titles
Typical white person
GD America, and soon to be released,
I have never been proud of my country.
Buy it now for only $9.95..

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:50 AM (fHyXI)

464 453 Merovign, I for one love your comments, please don't give it up!

Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 01:43 AM (PY4xx)


Thanks. I promise when I leave it won't be because of you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:50 AM (bxiXv)

465 ""What would be a good name for an oil tanker in honor of Moochelle? The SS Moby""



SS Seahag

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 01:51 AM (FMbng)

466 "ohhell, no one is going to get that. Bird of Prey is a Klingon ship. There."

Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a comedian...


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 01:51 AM (R5yLq)

467 412
Lord,
Yet I slave away in the pit of Hollywood, trying tothrust my stake in the beast and lay ground for the films that SHOULD be made. I have sprung up again on the HQ to say my days will be marked by progress to that end. OR I die trying. Props to all present, wish I could dump 20 grand + on ACE but am trying to do hard lifting in the biz to kill all opposition!Any of you that got religion, throw some prayers my way...this is my year or bust!!

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 01:51 AM (MdAMX)

468 464, I have chatted as Gern Blansden, from the 'Pad. Dont go, dude.

Posted by: Scott (My real name) at February 23, 2012 01:55 AM (4qU0l)

469 461 possibly dumb question: isn't 'capitalism' sort of a marxist term for what is really 'freedom'?
Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 01:49 AM (PY4xx)


People talk about capitalism as an economic system, but it's almost more of a language used to describe economic systems based on *choice*.

I guess the casual use is that it's an economic system containing: markets, free choices, and credit (particularly with regard to investment).

Incidentally but relevantly, because it's based on voluntary transfers and contracts, it frowns strongly on theft. The relevance is obvious if you look at OWS, a political movement centered around extortion.

Generally people oppose capitalism because they want to be thieves but are too cowardly to do it without an army at their back.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:57 AM (bxiXv)

470 Godspeed, Orange Tree. I'm sure you'll get adult films made the way you want to see them.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:57 AM (tsC/8)

471 (seriously, Orange Tree, Godspeed)

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:59 AM (tsC/8)

472 470

SO ya young punk, YA THINK ya know me taste in films DO YA????

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:00 AM (MdAMX)

473 Yet I slave away in the pit of Hollywood, trying tothrust my stake in the beast and lay ground for the films that SHOULD be made.
Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 01:51 AM (MdAMX)


Talk about an uphill battle.

Coincidentally I think Hollywood is the wrong place to be. The "new place" is not settled yet, but actually creative people have to get away from the corrupt Hollywood system of patronage, feifdoms and cronyism, not to mention huge frauds (such as distribution companies that are owned by movie companies and suck up all the profits so none of it goes to the creators).

Universal Studios was founded to break a monopoly, we are well past the time for that to happen again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:01 AM (bxiXv)

474 Sometimes there are just no words.

http://tinyurl.com/745suzw

I thought about commenting and drawing the obvious parallel between partial birth abortion, but just don't have the energy to fight the libs in the area.

Posted by: someone at February 23, 2012 02:01 AM (bqjJT)

475 but just don't have the energy to fight the libs in the area.

Isn't that thier goal?

Posted by: GMB at February 23, 2012 02:04 AM (wY55N)

476 459
ohhell, no one is going to get that. Bird of Prey is a Klingon ship. There.

Posted by: Z Ryan at February 23, 2012 01:48 AM (tsC/


I got it before the explanation. Oh, wait -- did I just say that?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 02:04 AM (kaalw)

477 Isn't that thier goal?

Posted by: GMB at February 23, 2012 02:04 AM (wY55N)
Yeah, on that front they're winning.

Posted by: someone at February 23, 2012 02:05 AM (bqjJT)

478 I dont get why hollywood is so afraid to make conservative movies. They make money.
Hollywood/ sheep, its that simple.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:06 AM (fHyXI)

479 469
461 possibly dumb question: isn't 'capitalism' sort of a marxist term for what is really 'freedom'?

Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 01:49 AM (PY4xx)



People talk about capitalism as an economic system, but it's almost
more of a language used to describe economic systems based on *choice*.





Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 01:57 AM (bxiXv)

The example that always stuck with me was Robert Nozick's takedown of 'just' redistribution using Wilt Chamberlain. Imagine you redistribute all the money in society according to your conception of justice, whatever that may be, so that everyone has exactly as much money as you believe they deserve. Then Wilt decides to put on an exhibition in Madison Square Garden, anyone who wants to can come, but it costs $100. So a hundred thousand people freely decide to come, freely decide to pay him that money, and to enjoy the exhibition. Every step of the process was made freely, no coercion involved, and everybody came out of the deal better off (or they never would have entered it in the first place, such as those people who don't care about basketball and who thus didn't buy a ticket). But, suddenly, your just distribution is gone, and here is this tremendous inequality, with Wilt becoming a multimillionaire overnight. To return to your just distributive state, you would have to take all that money away by force and return it to its initial owners, and then you would have to keep intervening this way over and over again after every single economic transaction ever. Point being, such justice is absolutely incompatible with freedom, it cannot exist without an all-powerful state. scary stuff.

Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 02:09 AM (PY4xx)

480 Yeah, on that front they're winning.

Posted by: someone at February 23, 2012 02:05 AM (bqjJT)


They,

A) Don't do anything else, and
B) Never run out of energy

Taken from a distance, it's an interesting problem. It's almost like a behavioral virus in nature.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:10 AM (bxiXv)

481 471
Given that fact that I have hosted the likes P.T Anderson, Tarantino, and Clint on my Sound Stage this year alone, I would be most happy to assist you on sendingyour "Adult Film" crews somewhere around the Van Nuys Airport so the sound will be drowned out by the planes taking off....
just saying....

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:10 AM (MdAMX)

482 B) Never run out of energy

Almost like the myth of perpetual motion

Posted by: someone at February 23, 2012 02:12 AM (bqjJT)

483 Taken from a distance, it's an interesting problem. It's almost like a behavioral virus in nature.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:10 AM (bxiXv)
Really is. I can't believe the stuff they are eager to politicize, groups and events that it would never occur to me in a million years to even want to politicize, and yet they just can't help themselves. Everything, everything, has to be overtly liberal, has to go out of its way to approve of their beliefs, or they just can't stand it.

Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 02:13 AM (PY4xx)

484 Conservatives are either too busy, too tired, or social issues just make them too damned uncomfortable.

Reap what you so is all I can say. If stuff like that makes you quesy just don't look at it or read it. It'll go away, won't it?

Posted by: GMB at February 23, 2012 02:13 AM (wY55N)

485 heading off to watch War of the Arrows

http://tinyurl.com/6t6p4ly

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:15 AM (M8yfa)

486
Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 02:09 AM (PY4xx)

Either I was a smart kid or a total flake as a kid (okay, I was a total flake) but honest to God I developed a similar thought exercise in elementary school (except I didn't use ole Wilt).

My conclusion was people are still gonna spend money on shit and it's all gonna go towards the people that make shit. Go figure, free market's so simple even my eight...nine year old dumbass self could figure it out.

My first baby steps towards being an out of his mind right winger.

Posted by: FEMA Camp Counselor at February 23, 2012 02:18 AM (4ixH5)

487 Off, sock!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:18 AM (4ixH5)

488 Really is. I can't believe the stuff they are eager to politicize, groups and events that it would never occur to me in a million years to even want to politicize, and yet they just can't help themselves. Everything, everything, has to be overtly liberal, has to go out of its way to approve of their beliefs, or they just can't stand it.
Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 02:13 AM (PY4xx)

They are miserable assholes, and they will always be miserable. Do you ever see them smile when it is not politically motivated, seriously. Look at the first lady during the Pledge of Allegiance today, she was pissed..

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:19 AM (fHyXI)

489 Hollywood/ sheep, its that simple.
Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:06 AM (fHyXI)


It's more complicated, and in a way simpler than that.

They don't *know* there's another choice. They can be made aware of it, but they still don't know it.

Look at the very recent Peter Gleick nonsense (look at WUWT if you haven't heard). Someone (probably Gleick) used documents retrieved illegally from Heartland to create a document that would "incriminate" them, a supposedly internal document detailing strategy.

But we would recognize instantly that the language wasn't Heartland's language, it was the imaginary strawman in Gleick's head of Heartland. It was a memo by Dr. Evil, complete with statements like "dissuading teachers from teaching science."

Gleick thought this was credible because his imagination did not spread far enough to imagine that someone could actually disagree in interpreting the facts. In his mind, there is only his own rightness, and people *against* the rightness.

So everyone who disagrees with him, in his mind, is in fact a moustache-twirling villain.

We know this, we see it every day. We call it a mental illness, it's actually a lack of imagination.

Hollywood is the same way, because it's the same kind of person who have risen to prominence there, and journalism, and academia, and so on.

Because they are absolutists, and they never quit, and they don't do anything else, and they never listen.

Ironically, it's a successful tactic that inevitably leads to strategic failure (Soviets, North Korea, Cuba, Greece, ad nauseum).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:19 AM (bxiXv)

490 I have hosted...Tarantino,

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:10 AM (MdAMX)

Can I touch you?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:20 AM (4ixH5)

491 "Universal Studios was founded to break a monopoly, we are well past the time for that to happen again."

Yup, pitch a movie about two gay cowboys that will cost millions and make a few hundred thousand at best, and hey, your movie will get funding in a heartbeat.

In the meantime Hollywood and their ilk wouldn't give dime one to anything that Jeff Foxworthy and his friends on the blue collar comedy tour wanted to do, and yet they make money hand over fist. Crazy world.

As to the re-education camps, I think you folks are right, we are going to need some camp songs for us conservatives. Got a few ideas here:

Look for the Union Label, you can find it with ease - It will be the one printed in Chinese.

The economy's collapsed, your cars won't go - what can we say but we told you so

All hail the anointed one, he promised you a pie in the sky, way to go dumbshits, now theirs nothing left to occupy

$30 for a gallon of gas, it's not Obama's fault. Wise up you retards, who is John Galt?




Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:20 AM (R5yLq)

492 Almost like the myth of perpetual motion
Posted by: someone at February 23, 2012 02:12 AM (bqjJT)


More like grey goo.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:21 AM (bxiXv)

493 Mer,

I banned myself from AOSHQ for a very poorly played post 6 months ago, I want to be in the fight for 2012. I so wish you to be in the fight with all of us. Your voice is very powerful and very much needed.

Respectfully,

Richard J. Brehme Jr.

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:21 AM (MdAMX)

494 Typical white person

GD America, and soon to be released,

I have never been proud of my country.

Buy it now for only $9.95..

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:50 AM (fHyXI)

Rockin'!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:22 AM (4ixH5)

495 "
Typical white person"

And damn proud of it.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:23 AM (R5yLq)

496 Look for the Union Label, you can find it with ease - It will be the one printed in Chinese.

The economy's collapsed, your cars won't go - what can we say but we told you so

All hail the anointed one, he promised you a pie in the sky, way to go dumbshits, now theirs nothing left to occupy

$30 for a gallon of gas, it's not Obama's fault. Wise up you retards, who is John Galt?


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:20 AM (R5yLq)

Cue solo by Dave Mustaine

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:24 AM (4ixH5)

497 494 Typical white person GD America, and soon to be released, I have never been proud of my country. Buy it now for only $9.95.. Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 01:50 AM (fHyXI) Rockin'!
Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:22 AM (4ixH5)

And for only sh fee of $7.99 you get "Slow Joe's" classics such as
SF Giants will win the superbowl
Indians with dots run the 24/7 stores.
Call for rush delivery!

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:25 AM (fHyXI)

498 Point being, such justice is absolutely incompatible with freedom, it cannot exist without an all-powerful state. scary stuff.
Posted by: Adrian at February 23, 2012 02:09 AM (PY4xx)


It's an inevitable progression. Start out defying human nature, then when that doesn't work you push harder, and harder, and harder...

...and pretty soon, it's off to the camps, walls to keep people in your utopia, brutal suppression, poverty.

And in the end, like Marat in his bath, you will console yourself by shouting that you had the best intentions, and everyone else was to blame for not living up to your standards.

There's another way. Let go. You can't control it, let go. It's not whether or not people *can* find their own way, it's that you can't show them.

You *cannot* communicate that information to leftists in a way they will understand.

And so we will struggle, and war, and bleed, as long as people can *physically* have power over other people.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:27 AM (bxiXv)

499 I banned myself from AOSHQ for a very poorly played post 6 months ago, I want to be in the fight for 2012. I so wish you to be in the fight with all of us. Your voice is very powerful and very much needed.

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:21 AM (MdAMX)


I have other things that need attending to. And I don't think I can help during Delaware 2010 part 2.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:29 AM (bxiXv)

500 496 Look for the Union Label, you can find it with ease - It will be the one printed in Chinese.The economy's collapsed, your cars won't go - what can we say but we told you soAll hail the anointed one, he promised you a pie in the sky, way to go dumbshits, now theirs nothing left to occupy$30 for a gallon of gas, it's not Obama's fault. Wise up you retards, who is John Galt?
Paul Shanklin has nothing on you!

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:30 AM (fHyXI)

501 Indians with dots run the 24/7 stores.
Call for rush delivery!

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:25 AM (fHyXI)

And run the hotels. Don't forget the hotels!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:30 AM (4ixH5)

502 Speaking of movies, this is the kind of innovation that's been needed instead of gimmicks like 3D.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/53759

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:31 AM (4ixH5)

503 "My conclusion was people are still gonna spend money on shit and it's
all gonna go towards the people that make shit. Go figure, free market's
so simple even my eight...nine year old dumbass self could figure it
out."

I explained it to my daughter this way, when she was still pretty young. I used a simple analogy.

Ok, you've got two farmers, both of whom have chickens that lay eggs. Farmer A takes real good care of his chickens, feeds them everyday, works very hard making sure they are clean and well taken care of, and his chickens lay 100 eggs.

Farmer B, well he's not a very good farmer. He doesn't take very good care of his chickens, doesn't really clean up after them, doesn't feed them regularly, so his chickens only lay 20 eggs.

Now, if Farmer A and Farmer B are both in a capitalist system, then Farmer A can use as many of his eggs as he wants, and sell the rest. So can Farmer B. But of course Farmer A is going to have a lot more eggs to sell, so he's going to have more money that he can use to buy more chickens, build a bigger chicken coop, buy stuff his family needs or wants. Farmer B.. well, not so much. Farmer A gets more reward because he worked harder and deserves it.

Under a communist system? Well the government steps in and says that it isn't fair that Farmer A has more eggs than Farmer B. So they take eggs away from Farmer A, and give them to Farmer B. So when it's all said and done Farmer B ends up with just as many eggs as Farmer A, because according to communism that's fair.

So guess what happens next year? If you were Farmer A, would you work your butt off, taking real good care of your chickens, doing all that extra work, knowing that at the government was just going to come along and take most of your eggs and give them to Farmer B who does pretty much nothing?

Or are you going to say, you know what, I'm not going to put in all that extra effort. Why bother? The government will just take eggs from Farmer C, or Farmer D, and give them to me. Well, under communism that's how it works. And eventually even Farmer Z catches on, and then nobody has any eggs for the government to take, because nobody wants to be the guy working his butt off just to have all his eggs taken away from him and given to someone else.

So the government has to step in and tell all the Farmers, if you don't produce at least 50 eggs then you'll be arrested, jailed, maybe even killed. Well, then all the farmers will either produce 50 eggs or be jailed, but you know what? None of them will ever produce more than 50 eggs again, they will always do only what they have to do to get by and nothing more. Nobody will come up with better or easier ways of producing eggs, because they won't be rewarded for it, so why bother? Just produce what you have to and keep yourself out of jail, that's all you worry about. You can't make your life any better, you will always be a farmer, your kids will always be farmers, and you will all have to produce 50 eggs. That's your life, like it or not.

My daughter got it right away - and I think she was 8 at the time.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:34 AM (R5yLq)

504 "Speaking of movies, this is the kind of innovation that's been needed instead of gimmicks like 3D."

3d is wasted on me - I can only see out of one eye so all 3d movies do is give me a headache.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:35 AM (R5yLq)

505 502 Speaking of movies, this is the kind of innovation that's been needed instead of gimmicks like 3D.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:31 AM (4ixH5)


Crowdsourced knowledge and science didn't work out so well, not sure crowdsourced movies will either.

BUT it will probably give theaters a bigger say in how much money they make, and Hollywood less. So I'm for it in that sense.

Not looking forward to gangs of nerds trying to recruit people on the street to vote for their conspiracy-fetish or cartoons, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:36 AM (bxiXv)

506 "Not looking forward to gangs of nerds trying to recruit people on the street"

Rotfl.. well, if I have to run into a roving gang on the street I think I'd prefer a gang of nerds. Worst case scenario I might get a minor bruise from one of them brandishing a toy lightsaber.. so, not so scary really.. lol...

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:37 AM (R5yLq)

507 Not looking forward to gangs of nerds trying to
recruit people on the street to vote for their conspiracy-fetish or
cartoons, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:36 AM (bxiXv)

I'd pay good money to see the three parts of Urotsukidoji on the big screen

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:40 AM (M8yfa)

508 (Soviets, North Korea, Cuba, Greece, ad nauseum).
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:19 AM (bxiXv)

Yeah, talk about inbreeding. Hollywood does not leavetheir comfort zone, much like congress. They hang around with the same people all the damn time.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:40 AM (fHyXI)

509 My daughter got it right away - and I think she was 8 at the time.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:34 AM (R5yLq)


And presumably not smashing store windows and demanding loot from the political class, then.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:41 AM (bxiXv)

510 "Paul Shanklin has nothing on you!"

Rotfl.. I'd trade paychecks with him in a heartbeat.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:42 AM (R5yLq)

511 499
I am not a man that pleads. I only understandavoice that sounds of reason and is worthy of a listen. Such are you...

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:42 AM (MdAMX)

512 I'd pay good money to see the three parts of Urotsukidoji on the big screen
Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:40 AM (M8yfa)


That reminds me, Space Battleship Yamato (2010 live action) is probably out here now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:44 AM (bxiXv)

513 I am not a man that pleads. I only understandavoice that sounds of reason and is worthy of a listen. Such are you...
Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:42 AM (MdAMX)


And if I can do more elsewhere, I should.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:45 AM (bxiXv)

514 That reminds me, Space Battleship Yamato (2010 live action) is probably out here now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:44 AM (bxiXv)

no us release, just order the Taiwan blu-ray off Yesasia

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:47 AM (M8yfa)

515 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:36 AM (bxiXv)

I'm thinking in terms of groups and clubs being able to set up events. Maybe a comic book shop wants to set up a screening of Batman Returns for its customers, that kind of thing. Local Tea Party wants to set up a screening of Wall Street? I mean we all love Gordon Gecko, right?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:49 AM (4ixH5)

516 I'd pay good money to see the three parts of Urotsukidoji on the big screen


Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:40 AM (M8yfa)

LMAO! Uh, I'd have to pass.
La Blue Girl, on the other hand...

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:51 AM (4ixH5)

517 LMAO! Uh, I'd have to pass.
La Blue Girl, on the other hand...


Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 02:51 AM (4ixH5)

tell me the internal shots wouldn't be awesome on the big screen

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:52 AM (M8yfa)

518 i worked the stallion and Gue today (AKA Uncle Horse) gave both baths and scared the dickens out of Gue with the clippers threatening to trim his beard today. poor fella. perhaps exercise and a cold bath were too much in one day to demand a shave too but i was dressed in what could possibly have been my worst outfit yet. USMC PT shorts and a bright blue sports bra and a pair or running/riding boots designed for people who do running riding events called "ride and tie." My mom told me she was sure Grim Could find me a pair of BCGs and i would complete the picture with my white legs and fishbelly midriff.

well tonight was better. i made another cobbler and i think its my best one yet. other than that guys, i avoided the debate. too depressing. the candidates were all losers.

interesting anecdote. lady at the gas station started trying to convince grim while standing at the gas pump, dreading pumping a tank full of $4.25 gas that we had to vote ABO as though our lives depended on it. She was younger than either one of us.


Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 02:53 AM (r7Ddb)

519 I hate the ID channel. These women murder their husbands. Then cry abuse.
WTF
I would say if you hatchet up your husband, you are the abuser. Am I wrong?
Sorry, went ot on the ont.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 02:53 AM (fHyXI)

520 Free Contraception sheesh. You should have seen my ex pitch a bitch when Claritin went OTC. CLARATIN. Allergy medicine. Because then she'd have to pay for it. I was at a loss for words.

If we think this stops at paying for people to fuck without consequences, we are crazy.

Anyone have the Immigration guide to New Zealand handy?

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 02:53 AM (q/891)

521 Anyone have the Immigration guide to New Zealand handy?

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 02:53 AM (q/891)

if you don't like the way the US is going, you won't like New Zealand

Posted by: The Dude at February 23, 2012 02:54 AM (M8yfa)

522 "And presumably not smashing store windows and demanding loot from the political class, then."

Lol.. nope. My middle girl is finishing her college degree and just recently married a very nice young man who is in the military.

I remember when she was about 10, she was always a pretty sensitive kid and she came home in tears one day. When I asked her what was wrong, she told me she was upset because we were all going to die and probably very soon.

Well turns out the teacher at her school had convinced her that global warming was going to kill us all in a matter of days, probably weeks if we were lucky.

So I had to sit her down and explain to her that it was all nonsense. I explained to her that mother nature puts more CO2 into the air than mankind does, by a huge percentage.

I showed her that all that nonsense about the polar icecaps were melting was just that, nonsense. I sat down and walked her through it, step by step, and showed her that most of what they claimed was total crap.

Then I had to drop the big bomb on her, when I told her that when I was her age, the same people who were screaming about global warming now were the same folks that were telling me that we would be in the next ice age by now when I was a kid.

I pulled up some old articles where the same "scientists" and "scientific" institutes who were screaming global warming at the top of there lungs now were the same guys that were warning of the next global ice age not so many years ago.

The girl was relieved at first, then she actually felt betrayed. She trusted these people.. thought they were telling her the truth. Was quite a revelation for her to find out it was all crap.

Since then she's got a really nasty habit of researching stuff for herself before making up her mind.. lol.. a habit that doesn't sit all that well with many of her college professors I'm afraid.

Got an email from her just the other day, some prof of her's went off on the abortion issue - she said "God Dad, I just wish you had been here to debate her.. you would have ripped her limb from limb. Her arguments were just so idiotic."

Lol.. love that kid. I'm sure she did just fine on her own.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:54 AM (R5yLq)

523 You *cannot* communicate that information to leftists in a way they will understand.



And so we will struggle, and war, and bleed, as long as people can *physically* have power over other people.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 02:27 AM (bxiXv)

=================
However, I believe I can demonstrate mathematically why the left is always doomed to failure, and defend the math. Like you, I don't believe it is possible to make the willfully blind see, but I do believe it possible to get the skeptical to do their best to try to find a hole in someone else's math. The question is -- what will they do when they cannot disprove the math that shows the left to be all screwed up? Some will change their views, some will not, and some changes will only occur when the stagnant die and newer more open minds take their place.


Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 02:55 AM (ufJKx)

524 I suppose Dude. In shocking news Reagan was Right. This is the last place on earth.

I'm just depressed. The Ricochet discussion with Buchanon, thinking about Steyns writings. gahh.

Pass the oxy and hooch.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 02:56 AM (q/891)

525 To all of you with regards to "HOLLYWOOD."

I am attempting to steel my way, quietly, forcefully, playing the left to the middle, middle to the right, crafting a narrative that says $$$$$ to the bottom line. I'm not the only one doing this. Last year's bombs are our power plays toconvince the big houses that they need to make a major shift in projects for 2012-2013 that will bring bottom line profits. Even the Hollywood leftists understand profits. FREE MARKET LIVES!!!!

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:59 AM (MdAMX)

526 Wonder how well Act of Valor will do

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 03:00 AM (q/891)

527
Disqus who is this disqus? And how can they ban me at realclearpolitics for stating that socialism is just another word for holding a gun to your head and demanding your cash? This is an outrage! God D*mn Disqus!

Is realclearpolitics some lefty blog or something? What am I missing?

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in Wisconsin at February 23, 2012 03:01 AM (0aByc)

528
You *cannot* communicate that information to leftists in a way they will understand.


You can't communicate anything to a leftist when it comes to rational political thought, because they are not rational. You cannot reason with unreasonable people.

You need to understand that there entire identity is tied up in there political outlook. They honestly believe that their political views make them compassionate, make them enlightened, in short make them better than you.

So whenever you tell them anything that might show them that their basic premise is wrong, in there eyes your not disproving their political belief system so much as you are attacking them personally and destroying there self worth.

As such, any argument you make is pointless. They have to reject it, immediately and without thought, because anything else and they might be forced to realize that they are not enlightened, not compassionate, not tolerant.. in short that they are not the good people they believe themselves to be.

So no rational argument, no amount of fact, nothing will convince most of them to turn from this path. You have to understand that for most of the hardcore liberal crowd, their politics is their religion, and they will cling to it with a fundamentalist zeal that one can scarcely imagine, trying to destroy anyone or anything that doesn't agree with them in all respects.

Sad, but true.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 03:02 AM (R5yLq)

529 Oh. Do we have a pool going on the Over/Under on the word count of Ace's Movie review of Act Of Valor yet?

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 03:03 AM (q/891)

530 Since then she's got a really nasty habit of researching stuff for herself before making up her mind.. lol.. a habit that doesn't sit all that well with many of her college professors I'm afraid.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 02:54 AM (R5yLq)


I remember that. It's funny, if their mission was what they claimed it was, they would be all in favor.

They must be lying about what they want.

I remember when I was a teenager and I read all kinds of reports and plans by educators about how they would mold people and control them and make sure they believed certain things regardless of what the poor children wanted.

They don't even hide it, most people just don't have the time to look.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:03 AM (bxiXv)

531 Even the Hollywood leftists understand profits. FREE MARKET LIVES!!!!

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 02:59 AM (MdAMX)

go to Cimarron Group to Advertise your ideas. Bob Farina is sympathetic to our side. He owns them.

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:03 AM (r7Ddb)

532 "I remember when I was a teenager and I read all kinds of reports and
plans by educators about how they would mold people and control them and
make sure they believed certain things regardless of what the poor
children wanted.
"

Well, I did my best to teach my kids critical thinking skills - only time will tell how well I did and of course 3 out of millions is not a huge accomplishment by any means, but I did what I can do.

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 03:06 AM (R5yLq)

533 529
Just watch how this movie blows the doors off the standard Hollywwod ratings. Then just watch how quickly Hollywood trys to discount the power/gross/draw of this film....in....3...2...1...get the picture?

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 03:09 AM (MdAMX)

534 Some will change their views, some will not, and some changes will only occur when the stagnant die and newer more open minds take their place.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 02:55 AM (ufJKx)


That's a nice hypothesis.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:11 AM (bxiXv)

535 seriously richard get an advertising house that cares about your ideas. Bob can do that for you. It is not often i have kn owledge i can add to conversations here thats more than chatter, but this is solid i know what i am talking about stuff. I dont know if you can afford them, but they are a big name.

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:12 AM (r7Ddb)

536 Well, I did my best to teach my kids critical thinking skills - only time will tell how well I did and of course 3 out of millions is not a huge accomplishment by any means, but I did what I can do.Lol..
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 03:06 AM (R5yLq)

Ya know, we all had parents who did this. The media tries to tell us we are the minority. I meet people every day who had the same kind of parents I did. My dad was the kind of dad who whipped our ass when we needed it, butlived by example, what a great guy, as was my mom. There are more of us then them.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 03:13 AM (fHyXI)

537 It is not often i have kn owledge i can add to conversations here thats more than chatter, but this is solid i know what i am talking about stuff.
Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:12 AM (r7Ddb)


You underestimate yourself. That's bad for you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:13 AM (bxiXv)

538 i was amazed at the impassioned speech by this 20 something lady at the gas station about how we all have to speak up and not let this election season go by too busy with out live to try and make a personal change. That if we dont america is sunk. she couldnt have been more than 25.

She asked if i was gonna watch the debate tonight. i held up my PDA and told her "Im following it right now on my phone."

she laughed and she drove away. I am encouraged.

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:16 AM (r7Ddb)

539 531
Gush......

Night to all MM's...Mer....stay with the Jolly Roger, we will be hoisting soon I think and in need of strong arms for the slitting of ....watermelons!

Respects.....
RJB

Posted by: Orange Tree at February 23, 2012 03:17 AM (MdAMX)

540 OK going to bed. Sorry I stayed so long on the ont. Merovign, please stay around. Life is sucking right now, but it will suck a lot more if smart guys like you give up.

Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 03:17 AM (fHyXI)

541 "Ya know, we all had parents who did this. The media tries to tell us we
are the minority. I meet people every day who had the same kind of
parents I did. My dad was the kind of dad who whipped our ass when we
needed it, butlived by example, what a great guy, as was my mom. There
are more of us then them."

Yup... and the numbers keep growing everyday. They keep aborting their kids, we don't.

Well, need some zzz's.. got an appointment tomorrow. Ciao all.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 03:19 AM (R5yLq)

542 540 OK going to bed. Sorry I stayed so long on the ont. Merovign, please stay around. Life is sucking right now, but it will suck a lot more if smart guys like you give up.
Posted by: lous a girl at February 23, 2012 03:17 AM (fHyXI)


I don't give up. But sometimes I have to do something else.

It's not even a bad thing, I promise.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:20 AM (bxiXv)

543 interesting anecdote. lady at the gas station
started trying to convince grim while standing at the gas pump, dreading
pumping a tank full of $4.25 gas that we had to vote ABO as though our
lives depended on it. She was younger than either one of us.




Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 02:53 AM (r7Ddb)


The more the merrier. We've got six months and change, let's hope everyone gets there by election day.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 03:21 AM (kaalw)

544 You underestimate yourself. That's bad for you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:13 AM (bxiXv)
this is probably true. on both accounts. Im not used to thinking of myself as something other than a barn manager/ cat mom. but im spring cleaning my barn so at least im happy with me!!!! My barn cats think i have gone mad. And all the horses who are getting their ears and whiskers clipped think i am both mad and possibly sadistic. Its hilarious. You should see the looks on ther faces when they hear me turn the clippers on!


Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:22 AM (r7Ddb)

545 this is probably true. on both accounts. Im not used to thinking of myself as something other than a barn manager/ cat mom.

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:22 AM (r7Ddb)


You are the same kind of creature that conquered continents, composed operas, discovered the principles of the universe and raised strong children to do even more.

Most of the time we forget that. It's when we remember that we do great things.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:25 AM (bxiXv)

546 Most of the time we forget that. It's when we remember that we do great things.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:25 AM (bxiXv)

I conquor stallions with a firm but gentle hand, mend broken creatures, paint colourful paintings, tend men of war, breed princely horses, and cook simple food. IN former times that would be considered a marvel, today its weird, or makes me the subject of discomfiting behind-my-back talk. so i sometimes hide my light under a bushel so long i forget its there!

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:31 AM (r7Ddb)

547 ""I conquor stallions with a firm but gentle hand, mend broken creatures,
paint colourful paintings, tend men of war, breed princely horses, and
cook simple food. IN former times that would be considered a marvel,
today its weird, or makes me the subject of discomfiting behind-my-back
talk.""



Probably only to liberal douche tools that think all of the above is yukky. To me it sounds like good old world American.

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 03:37 AM (FMbng)

548 I can demonstrate mathematically...defend the math....ind a hole in someone else's math....cannot disprove the math...


Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 02:55 AM (ufJKx)

Are you some kinda mathemu... methemamu...number cruncher?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 03:38 AM (4ixH5)

549 so i sometimes hide my light under a bushel so long i forget its there!
Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:31 AM (r7Ddb)


It's always there, even when you don't remember it.

It will wait for you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:41 AM (bxiXv)

550
Probably only to liberal douche tools that think all of the above is yukky. To me it sounds like good old world American.


Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 03:37 AM (FMbng)

Bers you are right. you described them to a T. but it still hurt to be considered a gauche idiot by liberal douche tools and have your marriage depend on their good opinion of you. I am much happier now they are out of my life and i can show them the concern they deserve--NONE.

I have nothing to be embarassed about with Grim.what is it about these liberal douches that makes them hate good wholesome things like people who make princely horses happen and the things you have to do in the hot sun to make horses wonderful companions? I DO NOT GET THAT. I can only assume they are jealous. FULL STOP.

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:44 AM (r7Ddb)

551 Leftists are miserable and want you to be as well.

Fuck them

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 03:47 AM (q/891)

552 551
Leftists are miserable and want you to be as well.



Fuck them

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 03:47 AM (q/891)

well said brother. well said!

Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:48 AM (r7Ddb)

553 All the deep discusion earlier about trying to break the lies of leftists and here I am reading about the faked smear about Global Warming Deniers.

You can read the whole piece which is good, but all you really need is the conclusion, which gets to the heart of what everyone has been discussing
http://tinyurl.com/6ms5cc7

This is all Delingpole:

It's on occasions like this, I must confess, that I wish God had made me a liberal. If I were a liberal I wouldn't need to base my arguments on facts or logic or any of that tedious, effort-demanding stuff. I could lie and cheat and besmirch and demean and appeal to authority as much as I pleased, secure in the knowledge that a) all my bad behavior would be justified by the purity and nobility of my ends and b) all my ideological soulmates would leap to my defense.Can someone remind me, please, what the advantage of being a conservative is? Other than being always right, I mean....

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 03:55 AM (q/891)

554 what is it about these liberal douches that makes them hate good wholesome things
Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:44 AM (r7Ddb)


I can't expect them to do what's right, or even mind their own business, or I fall victim to the same delusion that derails them.

I don't have the answer to how to deal with them, I just avoid dealing with them whenever possible. Unfortunately, their philosophy drives them into my business, so that tactic doesn't work very well either.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 03:57 AM (bxiXv)

555 548
I can demonstrate mathematically...defend the math....ind a hole in someone else's math....cannot disprove the math...




Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 02:55 AM (ufJKx)

Are you some kinda mathemu... methemamu...number cruncher?


Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 03:38 AM (4ixH5)

========
In a practical manner -- yes. I can do some math.

I am working on a concept that I believe has never been touched by anybody. I am really proud of it, but it is slow going. I am trying to force myself to write a book about it, but I am having a lot of missing enthusiasm troubles.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 03:58 AM (ufJKx)

556 Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 03:58 AM (ufJKx)

When you're done with that cobble together an equation for me that guarantees a hot female in my lap, kthanx.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:04 AM (4ixH5)

557 this is probably true. on both accounts. Im not used
to thinking of myself as something other than a barn manager/ cat mom.
but im spring cleaning my barn so at least im happy with me!!!! My barn
cats think i have gone mad. And all the horses who are getting their
ears and whiskers clipped think i am both mad and possibly sadistic. Its
hilarious. You should see the looks on ther faces when they hear me
turn the clippers on!




Posted by: gushka is lonely in here at February 23, 2012 03:22 AM (r7Ddb)


Gushka -- and I mean it in the most compassionate and helpful way -- you're a whack-job. Nutters. Several sigmas off the mean.

And, y'know what? -- so am I. And so are most of the regular crowd here. And we're oddly happy about it....

The US was founded on the principle that you could be weird. There would be no state religion, no suppression of inconvenient opinions -- you could find and use any sized megaphone that you could pay for. And in 200 years -- a blink in the scale of civilization -- we became the most successful nation the world had ever seen.

It's not because -- as many suppose -- being weird is its own reward. It's because diversity give you two bites at the apple. It's like allowing you to go both ways at every fork in the road -- with nuggets of success distributed randomly across the landscape, you can't help but discover more if every stone is uncovered. You still need some facility at discerning success and failure.

You and your neighbor could go north and south at the junction -- and shout "Eureka" when one hit paydirt -- and both could succeed.....and still be neighbors. Strong and confident people tolerate difference, embrace difference, and can be different -- and thrive. Compare this with "one-size-fits-all" Statism.....like Statist solutions forcing people of conscience to act against their fundamental tenets.

I don't do pinups......but applaud Gushie's pinup project. I'm allergic to cats......but appreciate CJ's cat posts. I can't see why women put up with much of what is male....but want to give Gabe a hug to help "buck him up" for all the unwarranted sh*t he gets. I'm downtwinkles on the head Ewok's NY-centric bipolarism......but celebrate the freedom we find at the AoSHQ. In short, you're all freaks, whack-jobs, nutters, and morons -- and it'd pain me greatly to go a day without you.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 04:05 AM (kaalw)

558 Okay, adopted the Bookface timeline thingy and it's actually kind of useful. I can go back and look stuff up really easily.

For instance, a video that demonstrates that the Ukraine does, indeed, have talent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhbKovroSgg

(Hopefullt it still works.)

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:06 AM (4ixH5)

559 My mom worked three jobs at one time to make sure we had food on the table, and that was frank and beans.

Now hipsters are on food stamps buying organic salmon according to Slate.

Teh 70's sucked but people had character back then.

Posted by: sexypig at February 23, 2012 04:08 AM (wWV5q)

560 Bers you are right. you described them to a T. but it still hurt to be
considered a gauche idiot by liberal douche tools and have your marriage
depend on their good opinion of you. I am much happier now they are out
of my life and i can show them the concern they deserve--NONE.

I have nothing to be embarassed about with Grim.




Wait, WHAT???!?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 04:10 AM (kaalw)

561
Posted by: cthulhu at February 23, 2012 04:05 AM (kaalw)

So what you're trying to say is you're going to drive us mad and consume us last?
Ya big softy!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:11 AM (4ixH5)

562 I am really proud of it, but it is slow going. I am
trying to force myself to write a book about it, but I am having a lot
of missing enthusiasm troubles.Posted by: jc


Enthusiasm is the missing key to all of the unwritten great ideas, novels undelivered, music unplayed.

"99% perspiration" was 50% wrong. It take at least 101% gumption to do anything worthwhile, and a boxcar of persistence.

My latest hypothesis involves reading, listening to stuff you absolutely hate. There has to be some inspiration in reacting to mediocrity.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 23, 2012 04:11 AM (9Hw3U)

563 556
Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 03:58 AM (ufJKx)



When you're done with that cobble together an equation for me that guarantees a hot female in my lap, kthanx.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:04 AM (4ixH5)


========
easy one: Robert + smile + $15 million + looking like sucker = hot female in lap (until money runs out.)

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 04:13 AM (ufJKx)

564 I pity da family dynamic that gets between Gushka and Grim....

Posted by: Mr. T at February 23, 2012 04:16 AM (kaalw)

565 easy one: Robert + smile + $15 million + looking like sucker = hot female in lap (until money runs out.)

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 04:13 AM (ufJKx)

I got the smile and the looking like a sucker part down, but it's the large amount of capital that I think it killing me.

Think I could get a government grant? To study, uh...the sexual habits of pastey faced fatties and their impact on society and global warming?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:19 AM (4ixH5)

566 ""what is it about these liberal douches that makes them hate good wholesome things""


Other than their asses suck putty balls I got nothing.
Actually,, liberals are pontificators. They are only experts on things in their own mind, and when its put to a real world test its epic fail, and if its something they know nothing about then it automatically sucks.

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 04:19 AM (FMbng)

567 565 Think I could get a government grant? To study, uh...the sexual
habits of pastey faced fatties and their impact on society and global
warming?

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:19 AM (4ixH5)

========
Yup. It's the global warming part that will put you over the top. Not sure how you are supposed to handle the 'hide the incline/decline' part tho.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 04:21 AM (ufJKx)

568 Yup. It's the global warming part that will put you over the top. Not sure how you are supposed to handle the 'hide the incline/decline' part tho.
Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 04:21 AM (ufJKx)


Liberals are always abusing the meaning of words.

Just say "decline" when you are thinking "sausage," problem solved.

Oh, and if you imply your conclusion will be "more government," you are almost guaranteed funding from the government.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 04:26 AM (bxiXv)

569 ""Just say "decline" when you are thinking "sausage," problem solved""


So when you think hide the decline you are supposed to be thinking hide the sausage?

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 04:30 AM (FMbng)

570 Oh, and make sure every study you publish has a part that needs more study and hence, more funding.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 04:30 AM (ufJKx)

571 Very well, I will then conclude my report that me having a hot woman in my lap results in lower ocean levels but this can only be accomplished through state intervention for $15 million a year.

Now I can feel it...the hope and change...

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:32 AM (4ixH5)

572 Oh, and make sure every study you publish has a part that needs more study and hence, more funding.


Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 04:30 AM (ufJKx)

More study! Budget increases of inflation +6000 percent!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 04:34 AM (4ixH5)

573 One day I'm going to win the lottery and buy AoSHQ Prime.

After I blew through 10 mil in vegas, natch.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 04:35 AM (q/891)

574 I am finally writing. I hate my medicines, they pull a sack over my brain.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 04:41 AM (bxiXv)

575
""I am finally writing. I hate my medicines, they pull a sack over my brain.""


nothing that a huge bong hit wouldn't cure. lol

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 04:44 AM (FMbng)

576 Ah, the sound of reality hits those who just a few months ago were blaming the Boomers for knowingly effing up the country. Telling old folks they were a drag on the economy and sneering at those taking government benefits how they were a waste of space and Oh yeah, GET A JOB LOSER!

Now suddenly, when reality knocks on your door and he ain't from the LDS or the Jehovah's Witnessess, it's Mr. Funemployment and now your kids are going to go without a meal.

Ooops. Now since it's HAPPENED TO YOU, suddenly taking that handout doesn't seem quite so EVIL and WRONG when your day to day survival is on the line.

Welcome to the New World Order biyatches.

Your tears of frustration and shame taste sooooo sweet.

I wish it wasn't so, I truly do but those in charge in DC have (with our willing participation) already changed the US. Barack Obama didn't do it, he just shined (racist?) a spotlight on it so we could see the reality of the policies that have taken over in the last 40 years.

We once were the land of the free and the home of the brave but now we've turned ourselves into the land of the slaves and the home of the slavemasters.

BTW, when Monty finally gets their jolt of reality and has to become another of the worshipers at the knees of Satan, I will be soooo thrilled. His Doom posts have always had a taste of self-righteous about them and one always got the feeling that they considered themself to be oh so much cleverer than the rest of us peons.

But one day it'll happen. It always does to most everybody. I just hope I'm around to hear/see it.

Posted by: Doom is Riding the SMOD Express Coming To You! at February 23, 2012 04:46 AM (CP+yl)

577 There really isn't much that a huge bong rip wouldn't help. Maybe a soar throat.

One of my favorite lines from PCU (and it has many great lines), is "Bong Hits Brighten your day, man"

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 04:46 AM (q/891)

578 Day shift is here. Note nite.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 23, 2012 04:50 AM (bxiXv)

579 "One of my favorite lines from PCU (and it has many great lines), is "Bong Hits Brighten your day, man"


Breakfast of champions. lol

Posted by: Berserker at February 23, 2012 04:52 AM (FMbng)

580 577
There really isn't much that a huge bong rip wouldn't help. Maybe a soar throat.



One of my favorite lines from PCU (and it has many great lines), is "Bong Hits Brighten your day, man"

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 04:46 AM (q/891)

=========
Um, I did not exhale?

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 05:00 AM (ufJKx)

581 You're majoring in a 5,000 year old dead language.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 05:02 AM (ufJKx)

582 Play Metallica and they will come.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 05:05 AM (4ixH5)

583 Surprised Robert didn't use it

Tonight. Everyone gets Laid

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 05:13 AM (q/891)

584 583
Surprised Robert didn't use it



Tonight. Everyone gets Laid

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 05:13 AM (q/891)


=====
I always thought the bit with the gal doing the sign language for the speeches was funny. A couple months ago I went to an acappella concert -- no shit -- there was sign language interpreter at the edge of the stage on the end I sat on, so she was basically right in front of me. Beyond fuggin' absurd and crazy annoying. I was tempted to throw shit at her.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 05:18 AM (ufJKx)

585 Hornets have a nest,
Bees have a hive,
Nothing much to say,
At number 585

Posted by: Adriane at February 23, 2012 05:23 AM (crQEo)

586 Tonight. Everyone gets Laid

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 05:13 AM (q/891)

\m/

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 05:23 AM (4ixH5)

587 Howdy, Adriane!

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 05:24 AM (4ixH5)

588 The funny thing that amuses me is what they have to do in Canadian politics. If a question is asked in English, it is to be answered in English. If a question is asked in French, it is to be answered in French.

I can literally see a Spanish parallel here in 50 years when Mexico basically owns the southwest culturally.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 05:28 AM (q/891)

589
Tonight. Everyone gets Laid


well yes, because tonight everyone is ...

AN EGG

Posted by: Adriane at February 23, 2012 05:29 AM (crQEo)

590 Howdy Robert -

how goes the fight for sanity and legal tender?

Posted by: Adriane at February 23, 2012 05:30 AM (crQEo)

591 They always seemed to fight each other every 25/30
years or so. Apparently, it's becoming time again. Deutschland Uber
Alles baby!


Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 22, 2012 10:38 PM (BvdQo)


This time we make them keep France.

Any prayers you can spare are much appreciated. Her name is Karen. And I love her. Thanks in advance.


Posted by: Peaches at February 22, 2012 10:40 PM (D4GQF)


Done. I hate that fucking disease.

Thatisall.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at February 23, 2012 05:33 AM (xa1/W)

592 "what is it about these liberal douches that makes them hate good wholesome things""

One of the first tenants of liberal philosophy is that anything that makes you feel good or anything you like is right, no matter how perverse or sick such behavior might be. As much as they try to sell liberalism as a "it's all about the downtrodden" philosophy the truth is at it's core liberalism is all about "me". The first step towards liberalism is to reject traditional religion and morality, as it must be, because so much of traditional religion and traditional morality teaches things like personal responsibility, an antithesis to liberal thought. It teaches absolutes - again, not something that can coexist with liberal thought - liberal thought requires all morals to be relative, or it can't survive.

So naturally anytime a liberal runs into a fine, upstanding, moral citizen it simply serves to remind them of all the flaws in there own personal philosophy. And as liberalism teaches, anything that denies liberal thought must defacto be evil, thus it must be attacked and destroyed.

Stupid, twisted, sick.. but true.

Sigh

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 05:33 AM (R5yLq)

593 Losing on both fronts, compensating with wild delusions.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 05:34 AM (4ixH5)

594 "Tonight. Everyone gets Laid


well yes, because tonight everyone is ...

AN EGG"

Ok seriously, a which cums first joke? Man.. guys, I don't mind the occasional softball or two but this is like shooting fish in a barrel.. just no sport at all.... lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 05:35 AM (R5yLq)

595 Ok, just shot O'Reilly an email visa vie his recent assault on the Oil Companies, and since it has a snowballs chance of hell of actually getting read, will repost it here for your jollies - or open ridicule.. you know, whatever the mood demands:

Bill, I've read some of your books. They are well researched and well

thought out. Normally your commentary is too, but honestly, your

rants against the Oil companies obviously are not. You should be

ashamed at the lack of research obviously done by you and your staff

in this regard. The basic premise behind your rant is that gas prices

should be going down because we have a supply large enough to meet the

demand.

However what you fail to realize is that refineries will not

keep the gas they currently have on hand here in the United States

because there is no reason for them to do so, in fact it would be

extremely foolish for them to do as you suggest. Had you researched

this topic, you and your staff would realize that the gas they have on

hand now is winter blend - not summer blend. Very soon the refinery's

will be required BY LAW to change over to summer blend, and will not

be allowed to sell winter blend. So quite harassing "the evil oil

companies" and start blaming the real culprit in all of this, the EPA.

If the oil companies were to do as you suggest, and keep that

gasoline on hand, it would be useless to anyone including them in a

very short period of time and gas prices would not go down at the

pump, because they couldn't legally sell it here in the US anyway.



I won't bother providing you folks with a discussion of the

differences between winter and summer blend, butane, it's effects on

gas prices and the rest - the point should be crystal clear and any

further research is easily done with an internet connection, something

you obviously didn't do before you started this assault on the Oil

companies. Frankly I'm disappointed.

I've always found your talking points to be fair, balanced and reasonably well researched. But sadly Mr. O'Reilly you really missed the boat on this one. I can only hope that you set the record straight now. You might want to start with the fact that one of the reasons refining costs are so high to begin with is thanks in most part to the environmental lobby, since we

haven't been able to build a new refinery here in the United States in

over 25 years. Something that never gets mentioned. It's much easier

just to blame the oil industry, just as you have. Hopefully you'll be

bold and fresh enough to set the record straight.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 05:43 AM (R5yLq)

596 The usual suspects have gathered here again, I see.

I'm in semi lurk mode this week.

Best wishes to Karen on her upcoming trial of will and pain.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 23, 2012 05:44 AM (BhuDE)

597 argh.. apologies about the formatting.. forgot this thing really hates cut and paste with a passion.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 05:44 AM (R5yLq)

598 "I'm in semi lurk mode this week."

If your going to lurk I would suggest a late model sedan or maybe a Toyota, something not so noticeable. Park in a Peterbuilt or a Mack outside some girls house and believe me, the cops will get called, restraining orders will be issued, charges will be filed.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 05:49 AM (R5yLq)

599 So there you have it, one of the largest porn sites
on the net just shared over 1 million users’ email address and
passwords with the world; so much for the private browsing session.




Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 22, 2012 11:26 PM (kdS6q)


WOOHOOO!!!!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde at February 23, 2012 05:51 AM (xa1/W)

600 592 The first step towards liberalism is to
reject traditional religion and morality, as it must be, because so much
of traditional religion and traditional morality teaches things like
personal responsibility, an antithesis to liberal thought.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 05:33 AM (R5yLq)

=========
lately, I have been pondering a coincidence -- no conclusions, just pondering.
I got curious once and tried my google-fu on the question: "has there ever been a language on planet earth that did not have a word for slave?' Well, I didn't get a direct answer to my question, but I got a history of slavery that covered the whole planet, and missed nowhere (with the possible exception of aboriginal Aussie -- but that is only a lack of info, not a definite no). And, if you throw in the variations of serfs, peasants, fellas, peons, etc. -- slavery was essentially the universal human existence for about 5000 years at least ---
So? Well a group of Christians basically brought slavery down several pegs. Enough so that open, unabashed slavery was no longer acceptable in society. Coincidence #1 -- not long after that, all these "isms" started popping up -- Totalitarianism was actually popular until people recognized it, so was fascism, marxism, communism, socialism, liberalism, progressivism, etc. In short, a new "ism" rises in popularity -- then people see it for what it is -- then a replacement "ism" comes along. At the root of all of them -- someone else owns the time of your life.
So, it seems to me that the left -- the slavery party -- is always just trying to return to their roots, and they can't say so out loud. Odd coincidence #2 -- the attacks on the Christians -- the people who actually succeeding in making slavery unacceptable in the open -- is it just a coincidence?
Now, let me acknowledge before someone blows a gasket -- the Jews tried more than once to overcome slavery -- they just didn't have the power to pull it off and the Romans made them pay dearly for trying. Other groups may have tried as well, but it was the Christians who pulled it off.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 05:52 AM (ufJKx)

601 598, I dunno but lurking here in a shiny new vehicle would stand out worse than anything, being as how this 1980 Trabant blog software ain't exactly the class of the blogosphere.

A major upgrade here is getting ampersands back.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 23, 2012 05:55 AM (BhuDE)

602
Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 05:52 AM (ufJKx)

Now you must restate this in the form of a complex equation.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 06:04 AM (4ixH5)

603 Okay, that's time for me. Gotta bail, do my thing...my thing of doing...for cash.

I leave you with a thought exercise...

Does a clown's vagina feel funny?

Good night, ya'll.

Good morning, Vic.

Posted by: Robert at February 23, 2012 06:14 AM (4ixH5)

604 "Now, let me acknowledge before someone blows a gasket -- the Jews tried
more than once to overcome slavery -- they just didn't have the power to
pull it off and the Romans made them pay dearly for trying. Other
groups may have tried as well, but it was the Christians who pulled it
off."

Ahh crap. I was all set to blow a gasket. Now I can't. Oh well.. lol

It's a very interesting line of thought though, one I hadn't really considered before myself. Most of liberalism (and the vast majority of the other ism's you mentioned) are indeed based on the idea of making someone a slave, taking the fruits of their labors without their consent.

I think the thing that makes liberalism so insidious is this notion that those who do produce are morally obligated to become slaves to those that do not, and that should those that do produce object they are ridiculed, belittled, and attacked mercilessly. That somehow these attacks are morally justified. It's really an abhorrent philosophy when you stop and think about it.

As to Christianity, I think your quite correct in this regard. Personally one of my favorite takes on Christianity was offered by Douglas Adams.

""And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had
been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to
people for a change, one girl sitting on her own in a small cafe in
Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong
all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good
and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would
have to get nailed to anything. "

Granted, Adams wasn't a Christian himself but every time I think about that it makes me laugh.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 06:15 AM (R5yLq)

605 "I dunno but lurking here in a shiny new vehicle would stand out worse
than anything, being as how this 1980 Trabant blog software ain't
exactly the class of the blogosphere.

A major upgrade here is getting ampersands back."

Lol.. well, as long as it doesn't involve another restraining order, I'm all for it..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 23, 2012 06:23 AM (R5yLq)

606 Good Morning ONT Morons. I'll be back with the news today.

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2012 06:32 AM (YdQQY)

607 Hi Vic,

Good to see you having time for mundane sorts of daily tasks. I hope things are going better for you and yours.

Posted by: jc at February 23, 2012 06:34 AM (ufJKx)

608 Well wifey is back at home for a while now.

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2012 06:35 AM (YdQQY)

609 That's a bit of good news Vic. I worked some stuff up this am to pick up your expected (and fully justified) slack. You go first and I have some others.

I bet the wifey feels a bit better just being home. Hospitals are depressing places.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 23, 2012 06:40 AM (BhuDE)

610 Hi, gang.

I just checked at about #550. Someone about there used the word "gumption." One of my favorite words.

Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 23, 2012 06:44 AM (Onw8c)

611 Yeah, they are crap.

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)

612 OK. OK. I get it.

SCMOD has hit and I am the only fucking survivor.


Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 23, 2012 06:57 AM (Onw8c)

613 Vic, thanks for showing signs of life in the world.

It's good to read that Mrs. Vic is home.

Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 23, 2012 07:01 AM (Onw8c)

614 Anyone else out "there"?

Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 23, 2012 07:03 AM (Onw8c)

615 Good to hear Vic. Hospitals are damn dangerous places.

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 07:05 AM (RvfEC)

616 I don't know if it will be in tomorrows ONT, but if you want to kill time read the slashdot thread about Space combat. Perhaps you won't find it as interesting as I did, but that's because I play a game with Internet Space ships

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 07:07 AM (RvfEC)

617 Because I'm a giver http://tinyurl.com/74efwz2

Posted by: Zakn at February 23, 2012 07:11 AM (RvfEC)

618 News up

Posted by: Vic at February 23, 2012 07:12 AM (YdQQY)

619 Re: Scandis in the Wild. Dutiful Ace reader that I am I clicked through and I'm going, "big deal". Then it hits me. I spend 'way too much time in Minneapolis. Throw into these scenes some viciousness transplanted from Chicago, the accelerant effervescence of some transplanted Katrina victims, and union-activists who never socialize outside The Party, and you have Minneapolis.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 23, 2012 07:31 AM (OhenJ)

620 OMG waht an awful debate.
Santorum looked pathetic. Romney looked wooden.
Paul looked like Gollum.
Newt looked...was newt even there?
I cant put forth the necessary effort to overlook the monsterous steaming pile that is out nominee for 2012. I refuse to vote out of fear. Im not voting against the Dem just cause hes a Dem. I will wait for a real candidate. SOmeone I can work for and get elected. Maybe 2016. Maybe 2020.

Posted by: stewie at February 23, 2012 08:15 AM (OV44R)

621 50

Scandinavians suck.
*
*
Damn, I hope so!!!

Posted by: B. Clinto (Gawd, I miss Monica) at February 23, 2012 10:20 AM (WuRdj)

622 Meant to sign my complete name. "CLINTON." Got to have it right for that Presidential li-berry, don'tcha know.

Posted by: B. Clinton (Gawd, I miss Monica) at February 23, 2012 10:24 AM (WuRdj)

623 Re: the North Korean airline food.... what's in that cup?

Posted by: Tom at February 23, 2012 11:37 AM (wBro8)






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