Top Headline Comments 3-14-12

WEDNESDAY. Halfway there. Keep moving. Here's the news:

Counterintuitively, until yesterday, even if Santorum and Gingrich’s votes had been combined, it would have swung just a handful of delegates, and not a single winner-take-all state.

A new species of frog was discovered . . . on Staten Island.

WSJ has a piece on diet saboteurs: coworkers who keep trying to fatten you up. The article has a very pre-2008 feel to it; on the other hand, if you're buying the WSJ for its "lifestyle" articles, I suppose you've probably got coworkers.

The front page of the NYTimes, by contrast, has a piece on global warming-caused sea level rise (that has yet to even come close to climate scientists' estimates) leading to coastal flooding. To illustrate this fantasy, the NYTimes found it appropriate to include a photograph of streets flooded during Hurricane Irene.

Both papers, to me, seem to be living in an alternate universe.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:49 AM



Comments

1 Mornin' Morons!

Posted by: mugiwara at March 14, 2012 06:51 AM (KI/Ch)

2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Wednesday, March 14, 2012. On this day in 1794 Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin. Prior to this machine the seeds in cotton had to be hand picked from the bowls. This was a time consuming laborious process. Prior to the cotton gin cotton cloth was a luxury. Afterwards cotton material became much cheaper and this sprang up the weaving industry in the North and in Great Britain. It greatly expanded cotton growth in the South and slavery which had been on the wane became much more profitable. The increased growth of 'King Cotton" also caused the constant need for new farm land and expansion of the cotton economy West. Cotton growth depletes the soil more so than other crops and this was a time before the invention of industrial fertilizers.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:53 AM (YdQQY)

3 Big news this morning was the primaries yesterday. Santorum wins a narrow victory in MS, but it was really a 3 way tie. Overall Romney 30%, not-Romney 68%. Santorum wins AL by a higher margin. Romney comes in 3rd in both States. Returns from HI are not in yet. Mutt is expected to coast to an easy win there, however with 58% in it was still fairly close. Did the "grits" help Mutt? Probably not, Southerners can spot a phony like that a mile away. And yes, Noot needs to get out. He should have got out last month.

Fox is reporting that even though he came in third, Mutt got more delegates than the others. Now how is that possible? The other issue out there that they ignore is that held of these delegates being counted by Mutt and the media are "uncommitted".

Of course Fox is pushing the anti-Mormon bigotry in the South again. It is bullshit and even their own exit polls show that. Meanwhile evangelical pundits say that evangelicals, Mormons, and religious Catholics are actually allied on current issues. (Ralph Reed)

Voter turnout was mixed. It was up greatly in MS but the 2008 primary from MS was after almost everyone had dropped out. The AL primary in 2008 was earlier and turnout was up slightly from 2008, but given population increases was virtually unchanged.

http://is.gd/aQnlrr

Noot says no to dropping out, again.

http://is.gd/PQxa3a

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)

4 Matt Lewis (DC) calls for Noot to get out. He wont.

http://is.gd/pCkYkf

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)

5 Government issues permit to kill bald eagles to tribe in WY. We have these around here and they are seen increasingly in rural and suburban areas all over the South. But if you or I kill one of these suckers and get caught we would be under the jail house, not to mention have every piece of money and property owned confiscated. Personally, I don't see why anyone would want to kill these birds. You can't really eat them and they are beautiful birds.

http://is.gd/3Z8tkQ

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)

6 End of an era. Encyclopedia Britannica ends print edition. Back in my younger days it was considered a "necessity" to have either this set, or the World Book in your home. We had the "library". Now everyone has a computer.

http://is.gd/LV8Ib3

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)

7 This is what happens when you have people in marketing who are clueless. You market "black and tan" tennis shoes for Saint Patrick's Day.

http://is.gd/bfJ3l2

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:55 AM (YdQQY)

8 Some good news for a change. Crony Socialism, otherwise known as graft and corruption, amendment to Highway Bill boondoggle is blocked.

http://is.gd/ra5sww

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:55 AM (YdQQY)

9 Attention Democrap liars about lack of voter fraud and picture ID. O'Keefe strikes again.

http://is.gd/SrOjrJ

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:55 AM (YdQQY)

10 What a difference it makes in Healthscam coverage it makes for which newspaper you are reading:

Washington Examiner

http://is.gd/34PQBV

The Hill

http://is.gd/dG3OFF

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:56 AM (YdQQY)

11 Trucking "study" demonstrates how worthless and costly EPA regs are. I'm sure the enviro-nut watermelons will decry the "study" as biased but unlike the EPA, they actually release their study.

http://is.gd/qmK8rT

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:56 AM (YdQQY)

12 Remember all those new tax increases and regulations that were going to save CA? Well, revenues are down 22% from last year. I would hate to see them compare it from 2007.

http://is.gd/0K5ZZu

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:56 AM (YdQQY)

13 Thomas Sowell speaks out on the Department of Education and the discredited Department of Justice attacking schools on numbers counting for disciplining black students. It seems that of your school has more black males being disciplined than Asian females you are in trouble. Although he doesn't say it here, what this really illustrates is the need to get rid of EEOC and the DOE. Both are not just useless, they do harm.

http://is.gd/ZWV5p9

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)

14 Fox News Alert this morning. 6.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan in same location that caused huge Tsunamis last year.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)

15 And that's it for the news this morning. Lot more than yesterday. Unfortunately I have to leave about 7:45 for my bi-weekly dose of poison.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:58 AM (YdQQY)

16 The front page of the NYTimes, by contrast, has a piece on global
warming-caused sea level rise (that has yet to even come close to
climate scientists' estimates) leading to coastal flooding.
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Research I have done on sea level is that there has been NONE. The measurements are statistically nothing more than static noise.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 06:59 AM (YdQQY)

17 13

Derrick Bell's Hope n Change in action.

Posted by: nickless at March 14, 2012 07:00 AM (MMC8r)

18 So the advent of easy cotton processing made for more cotton in the market and subsequently it went from luxury pricing to cheap?

But the price didn't go down for 10 or 20 years right. And I'm sure that when the news broke out that cotton was about to be plentiful, everyone said "Maybe, but I'll wait and see what happens to the price before I sell."

Posted by: Lars Groteballen at March 14, 2012 07:06 AM (MlAd8)

19 I used to get the WSJ, and it was a private joke among me and my family that the Lifestyle articles were "bulletins from the mirror universe." The idea that there really were people out there who knew and/or cared which was the "best table" at certain restaurants was absurd to me.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 14, 2012 07:08 AM (co3zr)

20 The answer to people who want to sabatoge your diet or eating plan because they're jealous or see you as a threat, etc is to say. "I have food allergies; "If I eat anything off of my plan I will stop breathing immediately " or "I will will puke alll over your desk" or "I may die in your arms and it won't be pretty" said with a smile; It tends to discourage them. ;^) I do have food allergies, but I suggest people say it anyway even if they don't to shut up the nagging Nellies and Neds.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2012 07:08 AM (/bVc5)

21 Thanks for all the crazy updates Vic. Politics is the most corrupt "profession."

Posted by: stu at March 14, 2012 07:10 AM (uhPd1)

22 Rush mentioned yesterday that Michael Steele, who apparently had a lot to do with this election cycle's rules, set things up to make a brokered convention more likely, not less. I only heard it briefly, so I don't know precisely what Steele said, or where Rush was getting his info, but the fact that Steele has ANYTHING to do with how delegates are being divided, well, it explains a lot.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 14, 2012 07:11 AM (Gc/Qi)

23 Yeah..my kids are being told in school not to eatmeat. Things are changin for the youngens.

Posted by: stu at March 14, 2012 07:11 AM (uhPd1)

24 So the advent of easy cotton processing made for more cotton in the
market and subsequently it went from luxury pricing to cheap?
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Of course it didn't go down overnight but over a relatively short period of time needed to develop the infrastructure it went from a luxury item to common use.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:14 AM (YdQQY)

25 I tend to believe most food "allergies" are psychosomatic, so I can't really use that excuse at work or anywhere else. And incidentally, most people don't want to hear that their so-called allergies are all in their head.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 14, 2012 07:14 AM (Gc/Qi)

26 but the fact that Steele has ANYTHING to do with how delegates are being divided, well, it explains a lot.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 14, 2012 07:11 AM (Gc/Qi)
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Steele may "propose" rules but they are actually set by voting from the State Party leads. Now what sets the voting is the number of votes allowed per State.

I suspect that the liberal Blue States are getting a lot more votes even though they NEVER actually go Republican.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:17 AM (YdQQY)

27 Have a good day today Vic.

I still get the WSJ because my husband is prehistoric. Their lifestyle articles are filled with living the green lifestyle, their news reporting is liberal as hell and they shill for open borders on their op-ed pages once a week. Luckily (for my husband) they keep delivering the paper even though I canceled it last year in fit of pique.

Posted by: jeannebodine at March 14, 2012 07:18 AM (byR8d)

28 26 -

I didn't hear all of whatever Rush was saying, so maybe he explained it, but I assumed Steele had a hand in whatever got decided in a lot of states.

All I know is, you could explain it all to me, over the course of days, and I doubt very much it would ever make a lick of sense.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 14, 2012 07:20 AM (Gc/Qi)

29 The WSJ has already morphed into the NY Times..though it's still good for lining pet cages...

Posted by: Rondinellamamma at March 14, 2012 07:20 AM (53riN)

30 First, Vic is correct at @26.

Second, the fact that anyone, anyone including King Doofus Rush is taking Steele's media-grabbing boasts seriously is an indication of their own stupidity. Steele wants a little attention. Rush and the rest of the MBM seem happy to give it to him.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 14, 2012 07:21 AM (+zL0z)

31
"I tend to believe most food "allergies" are psychosomatic, so I can't really use that excuse at work or anywhere else. And incidentally, most people don't want to hear that their so-called allergies are all in their head."

Me too. I never, ever heard of anyone being allergic to peanuts when I was growing up. Contrast that to today.

I tend to think that in our highly feminized society, overprotectiveness is to blame. BTW, when was the last time anyone saw a child climbing a tree?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 14, 2012 07:21 AM (d0Tfm)

32 The partisan hacking on the late threads last night is a sight to behold. Your guy sucks! No, your guy sucks, moreover, only my guy can win!!

Posted by: toby928© at March 14, 2012 07:22 AM (GTbGH)

33 Left stream media, the new definition of "don't ask, don't tell.......

FOA !..........Friends of Andrew

Posted by: Dr. Jellyknuckles at March 14, 2012 07:22 AM (Kb7dA)

34 It's fine if you think allergies are all people's heads, but Celiac disease is something that the AMA says is a disease and it can make people violently ill if they eat gluten. And no you probably shouldn't say it to people who have it unless you want to be the food sheriff.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2012 07:23 AM (/bVc5)

35
Rush mentioned yesterday that Michael Steele, who apparently had a lot
to do with this election cycle's rules, set things up to make a brokered
convention more likely, not less.
Posted by: BurtTC
..........
This is essentially true. States that chose to hold their primaries earlier were forced to assign delegates proportionally. It is usually over by the time our Illinois primary rolls around. But this year, there will actually be some meaning to our vote next week!

Morning 'rons!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 14, 2012 07:23 AM (UTq/I)

36 I've seen my child's reaction to eggs and fish enough times to know its not psychosomatic.

Posted by: nickless at March 14, 2012 07:25 AM (MMC8r)

37 The "proportional" rules this year were the worst of both worlds. They should make them ALL proportional or none. And on top of that, it appears that numerous States are just violating the rules and as long as they assign all their delegates to Mutt the Party is happy.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:26 AM (YdQQY)

38 Yep; Eggs, Dairy, peanuts, Shellfish, gluten-Biggest forms of allergy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2012 07:28 AM (/bVc5)

39 And on top of that, it appears that numerous States are just violating
the rules and as long as they assign all their delegates to Mutt the
Party is happy.


Actually, no. All the states that broke the rules except for first-in-the-nation Iowa (Santorum win) and New Hampshire (Romney win) got half their delegates cut.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 14, 2012 07:29 AM (+zL0z)

40 WSJ needs a companion piece about the hostile work environment created by cow-orkers having weight loss contests (yeah, that's healthy) and harrangueing people who don't join, sneering at people who eat food, and generally never fucking shutting up about how much better they are than everyone who has a cupcake when the boss's wife makes them for us. I don't even know who the evangelical Christians at work are (except the one guy I worked with 15 years ago), because they keep it to themselves, but I know all the evangelical calorie-counters, and they've all been assholes about my lunch (except Ralph, who says things like, "I really miss cheese.").

I am not "jealous" and I don't "see you as a threat"--I am trying to get through the work day without being harassed by people who think they're better than me because they deny themselves the pleasure of food.

It's the last acceptable form of bullying--and it's slowly becoming federal policy. WTF!

Imagine having a chat with any of the Founders about how food is a sin but promiscuity is encouraged.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 07:29 AM (hO8IJ)

41 Actually, no. All the states that broke the rules
except for first-in-the-nation Iowa (Santorum win) and New Hampshire
(Romney win) got half their delegates cut.


Posted by: Gabriel Malor at March 14, 2012 07:29 AM (+zL0z)
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No, they got their delegates cut for moving the primary. They got nothing for not following the proportional delegate rule.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:30 AM (YdQQY)

42 Imagine having a chat with any of the Founders about how food is a sin but promiscuity is encouraged.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 07:29 AM (hO8IJ)


You don't have to talk to your founders, Whitey.

Posted by: Starving Ethiopian Boy Hand Feeding Sally Struthers Li'l Debbie Cakes at March 14, 2012 07:32 AM (4ixH5)

43 On that last post, the delegate counting is far from over so who knows how it is going to play out. A lot of these primaries are "uncommitted preference polls" more than anything else.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:32 AM (YdQQY)

44 The front page of the NYTimes, by contrast, has a piece on global warming-caused sea level rise... of up to 1 meter by 2100!!!!!! OMG!!!!
Foranother perspectivesee: Holland
ps. I did note that finally they quoted a skeptic, without making him sound like a whacko or implying he is a shill for big oil. Oh, the walkback is going to have to be looooooong and smooooth, don'tcha know?

Posted by: sherlock at March 14, 2012 07:32 AM (2DD2m)

45 "Evangelical calorie counters" LOL. That is true and funny., Heather.

I don't do that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2012 07:34 AM (/bVc5)

46 I'm that guy. I order lunch from all theawesome Polish and Italian deli's and pizzarias in town. then call out my work buddies for being panty wastes for not eating a manly lunch. Sometimes I succede and they join me in my decadence other times they avoid melike the plague while eating their yogurt and granola bars.
**
I am the evil fat bastard.
***
Morn ya'als





Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 07:35 AM (8ieXv)

47 Thanks for the roundup Vic and Gabe.

10 re the 2 articles on OCare, you would think they are talking about two entirely different programs.

It was pleasant yesterday to have my MS vote actually matter a bit in the primaries. We came close Noot.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 14, 2012 07:36 AM (ccXZP)

48 I used to be the evil guy who brought in bags of doughnuts and chocolate chip cookies.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:37 AM (YdQQY)

49 Well folks got to go. Foggy outside so need to leave maybe a little early. be back some time this afternoon.

Posted by: Vic at March 14, 2012 07:38 AM (YdQQY)

50 Morons...The conservatives are just as corrupt as the libs these days..

Posted by: stu at March 14, 2012 07:38 AM (uhPd1)

51 "Government issues permit to kill bald eagles to tribe in WY. We have these around here and they are seen increasingly in rural and suburban areas all over the South. But if you or I kill one of these suckers and get caught we would be under the jail house..."

Critical Race Theory and shut up, that's why!

Posted by: Derrick Bell's Astral Taint at March 14, 2012 07:38 AM (QjSgY)

52
In for the ragtime!

Posted by: soothsayer at March 14, 2012 07:39 AM (vzLhi)

53 ...wherein we criticize the white race.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 14, 2012 07:40 AM (yhYn1)

54
Here's the theory part:

White people: Bad.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 14, 2012 07:41 AM (vanqS)

55
Vic, you evil, evil man. Hey, got any doughnuts left?

Ok, I'm off. And I'm going to my little dead-end job that they want me to resign from. Take care Vic and moki, we're pulling for you.

Have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 14, 2012 07:41 AM (d0Tfm)

56 This is what happens when you have people in marketing who are clueless.
You market "black and tan" tennis shoes for Saint Patrick's Day.



Those are skateboarder sneakers--note the thick tongue that will keep the skateboard from hurting the top of your foot when you flip it. So the market for those shoes are already so stupid and so stoned they think a black and tan is just an ale if they even think at all. Duuuude.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 07:43 AM (u50z0)

57 @12

All of this is just a game to see how long they can stave off complete collapse.

You can tax 100% of anything that moves, but if your outlays exceed your revenue, your broke.

It's not a question of if, it's when.

Posted by: McLovin at March 14, 2012 07:44 AM (j0IcY)

58 So CA discovers that obscure Austrian economists and silly things like the Laffer curve just MIGHT have some predictive power.

Go figure.

Keep voting those liberals into office CA. Wtg.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 14, 2012 07:45 AM (ccXZP)

59 >>"I tend to believe most food "allergies" are psychosomatic, so I can't
really use that excuse at work or anywhere else. And incidentally, most
people don't want to hear that their so-called allergies are all in
their head."

Yesterday we were making fun of the mentally ill for seeking treatment,
but don't you dare question someone whose special snowflake got
diarrhea once...

Looking for that study that showed the number of British parents reporting their child had a peanut allergy was ten times higher than the number of Israeli parents (and several times higher than the number of British pediatricians reporting peanut allergies)...conclusion was that when your children are in actual physical danger every day, you don't look for things to worry about.

And the incidence of people clinically diagnosed with celiac disease to people who decided gluten was evil because they saw a segment on Dr Oz?

On the bright side, when Mrs SCOAMF finally gets us Food Justice we're only going to be allowed to purchase what's on our ration card (which is not a photo ID because photo ID is raaaaaaacist) and all this will be moot. Mmmm. Beets. (Can I turn those into vodka?)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 07:48 AM (hO8IJ)

60
Hey Vic:

Check out this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion

I posted it yesterday but you had already left the room.

It turns out that in President Washington's time "the west" was considered western Pennsylvania. So the article I posted about PA distilleries was correct.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 07:48 AM (7+pP9)

61 Whoa!!!
Branden Marshall went to da bears!!!!

Just give the trophy to chitown now

Posted by: navycopjoe at March 14, 2012 07:50 AM (aiMuM)

62 Oh. I originally stopped by to post this.
http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2012/03/12/

It has a ring of the familiar.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 07:50 AM (hO8IJ)

63

Imagine having a chat with any of the Founders about how food is a sin but promiscuity is encouraged.


They woke up in the future as Woody Allen

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 14, 2012 07:50 AM (4Wc+9)

64 40

Thanks, Heather. I read the article but could not figure out why it was so wrong.
It is because I sit at lunch with a bunch of people that are the same amount overweight as I and they are scarfing down seven pounds of lettuce and grapefruit asking me why I be eating cookies. I get kinda sick of them.

Posted by: Artruen at March 14, 2012 07:50 AM (fDGF1)

65 "The partisan hacking on the late threads last night is a sight to behold. Your guy sucks! No, your guy sucks, moreover, only my guy can win!!"
That's why I avoid RedState like the plague during an election year; Wall to wall 24/7 Ultimate True Believer Combat. The partisans here are all Van Driessens compared to the slam-dancers over there. Not to mention the comment mechanismat RedStateis much more conducive to epic, eye-gouging private duels.

Posted by: Derrick Bell's Astral Taint at March 14, 2012 07:53 AM (QjSgY)

66 @24.

Sorry Vic. I was being ironic. I was clumsily trying to illustrate how the market responds to supply.

If Obama and crew can blame speculators for rising gas prices, they ought to be able to understand that those same speculators would have lowered the price of cotton once the news hit that the market would soon be flooded.

I realize my sarcasm came off as Obama going off-prompter. Hope your day goes well my man.

Posted by: Lars Groteballen at March 14, 2012 07:55 AM (MlAd8)

67 Derrick Bell's Astral Taint would never have gone to Redstate, you stupid sock.

Posted by: 66chevelle at March 14, 2012 07:56 AM (QjSgY)

68 My preferences as of 03/14/2012

President: Mitt Romney
VP: Bobby Jindal
Sec. Of State: John Bolton
Press. Sec: Newt Gingrich


It's not going to happen though!

We are living a nightmare!!

Posted by: McLovin at March 14, 2012 07:56 AM (j0IcY)

69
I tend to believe most food "allergies" are psychosomatic, so I can't really use that excuse at work or anywhere else. And incidentally, most people don't want to hear that their so-called allergies are all in their head.

Food allergies are like any other kind of allergies. The body's immune system is reacting to a benign substance as if it were an invader. The runny nose/itchy eyes of hay fever is an example of that, and so is a nut allergy.

Me too. I never, ever heard of anyone being allergic to peanuts when I was growing up. Contrast that to today ... overprotectiveness is to blame. BTW, when was the last time anyone saw a child climbing a tree?

There's mounting evidence that that's accurate (and which is not at all the same as saying that allergies are psychosomatic). Basically, exposing kids while they're young to bacteria and other baddies strengthens their immune system, like a sparring partner hones the skills of a boxer. Keeping kids from playing in the dirt - which is increasingly the case, especially among the smother-mother types - hobbles kids' immune systems and can lead to immune system disorders later in life.

btw, I have a rare autoimmune disease (inherited) called ITP. Basically my immune system thinks my blood platelets are foreign invaders, so it attacks and destroys them. Platelets are what clots blood, so the effect is like hemophilia although the cause is very different. I promised my doc I won't go bungee jumping, but apart from that,no lifestyle changes.

So is socialism the immune-system disorder of the body politic?

Posted by: crisis du jour at March 14, 2012 07:57 AM (J1eJz)

70 MSM reporting that the Dow shot up to its highest level since 2007. They attribute this to anything but what I found obvious: Obama's lowest approval rating ever.

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 07:57 AM (w7Lv+)

71 It is just as racist to vote for someone because they are black than to not vote for someone because they are black. People are doing this in my city. Thank you education system for teaching people.

Posted by: stu at March 14, 2012 07:59 AM (uhPd1)

72 >>68 My preferences as of 03/14/2012

March 14th, or 3/14, is Pi Day. Even if you don't like math, it's a great excuse to eat delicious pie.

Of course, Pi doesn't just stop at 3.14. It's an irrational number, which means it goes on forever. Like the Republican primaries!

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 08:00 AM (bcNec)

73 Oh well, that's two days in a row Vic leaves before something I posted for him to read.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 08:05 AM (7+pP9)

74 The deeper I get into Derrick Bell the more I realize why Andrew Breitbart wanted this illuminated. The aims of Bell's philosophy is exactly what the Obama administration has been angling at. The destruction of the Constitution and current rule of law in order to establish a new biased system of justice punitive to whites especially. The Obama hangers on are happy to pilfer the public purse on the way to oblivion.

Posted by: Panzer Trout at March 14, 2012 08:10 AM (j5CHE)

75
If it's not the eagles it's the falcons:

Birds do it, bees do it, but falcons might not do it if they are disturbed by the noise and dust of Allentown's arena work.

Out of concern for the love life of a certain semi-famous falcon couple, the Pennsylvania Game Commission gave city officials until Feb. 15 to complete demolition to avoid intruding on their alone time, also known as their nesting period.

But some unexpected delays pushed demolition of the Rite Aid and Family Dollar stores on Hamilton Street past that date. It took Rite Aid longer than expected to leave its building, and once the pharmacy was gone, engineers discovered asbestos had to be removed.


Then it turned out that Rite Aid's west wall was unexpectedly attached to, and appeared to be holding up, the east wall of the Farr Lofts, an occupied apartment building that will remain after the hockey arena is built. Demolition had to be stopped until both problems were fixed. The Game Commission offered an extension till Thursday.
...
Luckily, Allentown's falcons have been nesting under the Eighth Street bridge for the last few years, which is far enough from the arena that they probably won't be bothered unless they move back to PPL Tower, where they established a sort of falcon starter home in 2007. But the Game Commission wants to take no chances, and wants the arena demolition done by Thursday.

http://tinyurl.com/7nhq5zz

The Game Commission is a bunch of birdbrains.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 08:10 AM (7+pP9)

76 "Study" of 36 White People Finds Propranolol Combats Racism implicitly, not explicitly. “Implicit racial bias can occur even in people with a sincere belief in
equality,” Dr. Sylvia Terbeck, author of the study associated from Oxford Univ., told The Daily
Telegraph. -- CBSDC, March 13, 2012


AUTHOR. Nothing like another fiction supporting the necessity to drug the world's entire population in order to prevent implicit (not explicit) racism, though Propranolol is ineffective combating sexual or religious prejudice. Required drug abuse to make our minds conform are meant to gain credibility from incredible studies related (somehow, but not specified by CBS) to a most elite Oxford University. Note well, it only referenced white people, the only "real" racists in the world, at least the only ones suffering from IMPLICIT racism.

The following adverse events were observed and have been reported in patients using Propranolol.

http://tinyurl.com/7forbzc

Cardiovascular: Bradycardia; congestive heart failure; intensification of AV block; hypotension; paresthesia of hands; thrombocytopenic purpura; arterial insufficiency, usually of the Raynaud type.

Central Nervous System: Light-headedness; mental depression manifested by insomnia, lassitude, weakness, fatigue; catatonia; visual disturbances; hallucinations; vivid dreams; an acute reversible syndrome characterized by disorientation for time and place, short-term memory loss, emotional lability, slightly clouded sensorium, and decreased performance on neuropsychometrics. For immediate release formulations, fatigue, lethargy, and vivid dreams appear dose related.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, mesenteric arterial thrombosis, ischemic colitis.

Allergic: Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions; pharyngitis and agranulocytosis; erythematous rash; fever combined with aching and sore throat; laryngospasm; respiratory distress.

Respiratory: Bronchospasm.

Hematologic: Agranulocytosis, nonthrombocytopenic purpura, and thrombocytopenic purpura.

Autoimmune: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Skin and mucous membranes: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, dry eyes, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, urticaria, alopecia, SLE-like reactions, and psoriasisiform rashes. Oculomucocutaneous syndrome involving the skin, serous membranes, and conjunctivae reported for a beta-blocker (practolol) have not been associated with Propranolol.

Genitourinary: Male impotence; Peyronie's disease.

...But at least you might quit being such an implicitly racist bigot, or so you're told.

Posted by: maverick muse at March 14, 2012 08:16 AM (lpWVn)

77 74 Isn't that incredible? I find it akin to some bizarre science fiction novel that the white people (still 70+%) of the population elected this Marxist race vendor as president. This is the biggest sham perpetrated on any people in the history of the world. Then they govern that way and the 'tards still don't see anything they don't like! Unreal.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:17 AM (u50z0)

78 #69

The canine version of that killed my sister's Border Collie early last December. It cam on almost overnight and after a week of expensive treatment it was a lost cause.

There are very real food allergies and there is neurotic allergies. Real allergies can be determined by tests that don't allow the patient to know exactly what substance is being profiled at the moment. Likewise, neurotic allergies are easily exposed by placebo tests.

For instance, the majority of people declaring themselves allergic to MSG produced the same symptoms if they were merely told the food they ate contained it, even though the food used had no MSG in it. But MSG had become the allergy du jour. (What people had against the Michael Schenker Group I'll never know.)

You know a person wasn't kidding about an allergy when they get horribly ill and cannot understand why because they thought they had carefully observed their dietary restrictions. I knew one person who had some allergies but a very poor idea of what foods the problem items appeared in. To say she lacked a practical response to motivation was understating her whole approach to life.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:17 AM (kcfmt)

79 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 08:23 AM (8y9MW)

80 #77

The Left spent decades laying the ground work for this. Not Obama specifically, but somebody like him they could pawn off as an answer to the guilt they'd been intensively inculcating in us all.

Think about it, everybody. Despite knowing what an extraordinarily bad choice Obama was, how many of us at a deep uncontrollable level had a feelgood response to the knowledge that a black man had been elected President. (If that man had been Thomas Sowell it would have been a very good feeling.)

Nobody is immune. The only people who lack a vestige of this reaction have endured being told they are most awful possible people their whole lives because they don't conform. Some of them may be actual racists who just instinctively hate certain groups of people outside their perceived group but a lot of them are just very strong willed and react negatively to any attempt to program them.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:25 AM (kcfmt)

81 President Obama's comments to a Denver TV station that he is "proud
generally" of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is angering his conservative
critics who were already riled by his apology over the accidental
burning of Quorans by troops.

http://tinyurl.com/6rk9goc

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 14, 2012 08:26 AM (8sCoq)

82 Thanks, crisis du jour,


I had a number of severe allergies as a child, and developed a couple of food sensitivities after numerous bouts of amoebic dysentary. So, if you want to tell me that my violent, physical reactions to shellfish (I stop breathing) and dairy products (you REALLY don't want to know) are in my head, then go ahead. But it just shows what a jerk you really are.

My particular favorites are the people who become offended because you can't eat a certain food. If we are invited to someone's house, I try to let them know ahead of time, so that they don't become offended if I can't eat something, and I also encourage them not to cook anything specially for me, because that's a pain. I go for the company. But there are always those who say, go ahead, it's not going to hurt you.

Bull crap. It will hurt me, and if you are that pushy about forcing me to eat something I have told you I can't eat, I begin to have questions as to your intentions towards me and my health.

If someone tells me they have a food issue, I cook what they need. It's no big deal, and if you come to my house, I want you to feel welcome and loved, not like an imposition. Plus, it makes for finding new recipes that you wouldn't have tried before.

Good luck at the doc this morning, Vic, and Backwards Boy, thanks for your thoughts. I am doing really, really well these days!!!

Posted by: moki at March 14, 2012 08:26 AM (dZmFh)

83 The disturbing part of the Critical Race theory isn't that Whitey is bad. The disturbing part is that it is a MARXIST theory that is CRITICAL (changing/breaking down) of the Constitution of the United States of America. Really, if you just reduce it to "race" crap no one is going to take any notice since that card has been played over and over. It's the Marxism piece that bothers the shit out of me. You have Ofucknugget on tape admiring the Marxist professor. Shit, if the world were sane, the marxists would be driven before the just into the desert.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:26 AM (u50z0)

84
Hey, don't be hating on my WSJ! We subscribe, and I love it. The sports writer Jayson Gay "The Couch" is awesome, Joe Queenan is pretty darn funny, and they always have a quirky but interesting article on the front page (bottom middle). Despite all the eliteism and pro-amnesty crap, and the very annoying lefty car review guy, the book and movie reviews are often very balanced (exposing left wing bias of books and movies reviewed), a lot of the op-ed section is awesome, the letters to the editor are for the most part written by right minded, smart, funny people, and I always find stuff out in the business section that contradicts the "Great Recovery" other news organizations are propagandizing at the moment.
A couple of snippets from two letters to the editor about an pro-Fluke op ed: "This could have been the 'Rosa Parks' moment for the young doyenne of social justice if only Rosa Parks had also demanded that her bus fare be paid for by someone else."
And my personal favorite: "...Ms. Fluke will never be a constitutional scholar, but rather is at Georgetown as a plaintiff class action lawyer-in-training? Her innate ability to find purported harm to many out of actual harm is extraordinary. Inflating a $108 per year expense that everyone but her must pay into a $1000 per year expense is what makes a great plantiff's lawer. They should waive the bar exam for her so she can get right to work."
That is some epic snark right there!

Posted by: runningrn at March 14, 2012 08:27 AM (vJ9tV)

85 30 -

Like I said, I only heard a small part of what Rush said, so maybe he said exactly what you said here.

In other words, Gabe, if you want to conclude you know exactly what Rush was talking about, based on what little I reported here, you would be misinformed.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 14, 2012 08:30 AM (Gc/Qi)

86 Is it time for the gnashing of teeth yet?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at March 14, 2012 08:30 AM (OWjjx)

87 Politics is the most corrupt "profession."

Posted by: stu at March 14, 2012 07:10 AM (uhPd1)


whereas a prostitute will tell you up front that you're getting screwed, and at what price

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 14, 2012 08:31 AM (8sCoq)

88 how many of us at a deep uncontrollable level had a feelgood response
to the knowledge that a black man had been elected President


I didn't. I don't care about race. I'm not a racist. I love Alan West and it has absolutely nothing to do with the color of his skin. If people are happy a black man is president then they are racists.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:31 AM (u50z0)

89
Stupid people get offended by the stranfest things:

Bobblehead dolls of Abraham Lincoln's killer have been removed from the bookstore at the Gettysburg Museum Visitor Center.

The bobbleheads of John Wilkes Booth drew criticism last week from some visitors and a distinguished historian who said they felt Lincoln's death should not be trivialized, nor his killer celebrated with such a souvenir.

Prominent Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer said he was glad to hear the figurines had been taken down.

http://tinyurl.com/7hvyk8u

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 08:32 AM (7+pP9)

90 The bobbleheads of John Wilkes Booth drew criticism last week from some visitors and a distinguished historian who said they felt Lincoln's death should not be trivialized, nor his killer celebrated with such a souvenir

I don't view it as stupid anger. I view it as a new investment opportunity.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at March 14, 2012 08:33 AM (OWjjx)

91 Of course, Pi doesn't just stop at 3.14. It's an irrational number

Okay, Math Morons. Explain this to me.

I know that any fraction that cannot be converted into a decimal which either ends, or repeats forever (1/3, for instance) is considered "irrational." Why that term? Given that such things specifically indicate ratios (Pi is the ratio of a Circle's Circumference to it's Radius (Diameter? I can never remember which). e, similarly, is an "irrational number" which specifically denotes a ratio.

So why the term "irrational?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 08:34 AM (8y9MW)

92 My primary food allergy is a reaction to small portions. I have a debilitating sensation of hunger that is caused by this.

Kind of like a Snicker commercial, though no incident of my transforming into an abrasive celebrity has been documented.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:35 AM (kcfmt)

93 I'd buy a Lee Harvey Oswald bobblehead, but only as a gift.

Posted by: nickless at March 14, 2012 08:35 AM (MMC8r)

94 Where is my Charles Guitteau bobblehead?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at March 14, 2012 08:35 AM (OWjjx)

95 I grew up with 2 sets of Encylopedia Brittanica, the red, "Junior" and the huge brown tomes. My dad actually bought them from a door to door salesman who came to our house. I was bummed out because all the other kids had "World Book" which were a lot easier to read and written on a much lower grade level, so easier to understand. Every year, at the end of the year, we got a "Yearbook" where they updated anything that happened that year. The whole thing took up a ton of shelf space. I think my mom still has them all.

So Native Americans are basically getting the same exemption to kill Golden Eagles that windmills are. I think that is only fair. One red man is another man's green, or something like that.

Posted by: runningrn at March 14, 2012 08:37 AM (vJ9tV)

96 #84

I read Joe Queenan a lot in the Spy Magazine days and bought several of his books but as I got more conservative he got less amusing. A lot less.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:37 AM (kcfmt)

97 Posted by: moki at March 14, 2012 08:26 AM (dZmFh)

I don't think anyone means to disparage people with real allergies. The problem is that the panic over food allergies in the last twenty years, to the point where upper middle class schools go into lock down whenever a kid inadvertently brings in a box of Cracker Jacks, is insulting to those people with real allergies. People like you have learned to live with the limitations that your immune systems place on you.

And yes, there are a lot of people who convince themselves that they are allergic to everyday items, or are convinced by family and friends. The peanut allergy "epidemic" is one such example.

Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 08:38 AM (XzxB+)

98 #95

Could we combine the two and chain Native Americans to stationary bikes to run generators? That we get rid of the bird killing windmills and the NA's are too busy to pester birds.


Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:39 AM (kcfmt)

99 Allen, because it isn't a ratio. Rational comes from ratio, and a number that isn't a ratio would be not a ratio.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:39 AM (u50z0)

100 74. Obama bitter clingers pilfer tax payers from house and home.

Recall, Obama isn't worried about HIS kids' insulated future. And he sure as hell isn't worried about ours, either: Fresh Meat. His administration's designs already segregate and perform reverse discrimination -- Obama "inherited" all that from Bush, Clinton, Bush yada yada.

The Marxist judicial system, already at our nation's helm, directs the wrath, fury and massive powers of our federal government against our States as well as against each citizen. And as resulted from Sherman's March, there won't be anything left for the physical survival of the vanquished American. Our finest youth, as with Pat Tillman, already joined the military in order to protect our constitutional government. But they're not permitted, regardless of which party pulls virtual strings.

Black Swan. Nassim Taleb, risk based person, Independent voter.
http://tinyurl.com/7uzol4a

Posted by: maverick muse at March 14, 2012 08:41 AM (lpWVn)

101 Permit to hunt eagles? Pikers. DoE will give up a grant and a subsidy to do it.

Posted by: Jean at March 14, 2012 08:42 AM (wwZVW)

102 Kids who have had multiple surgeries for congenital defects are often allergic to latex (due to all the latex exposure from gloved hands inside their body cavities) and consequently tree nuts. Even aerosolized peanut dust can kill them. I don't think this was such an issue when we were kids because these kids either didn't have as many procedures or they didn't survive them all either.


That being said, I think in this very litigious day and age, people (schools, etc.) have to go overboard to protect themselves (we definitely didn't have the lawsuits back when I was a kid that we do today).

Posted by: runningrn at March 14, 2012 08:43 AM (vJ9tV)

103 Irrational Number more ...A number that cannot be written as a simple fraction - the decimal goes on forever without repeating.



Example: Pi is an irrational number

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:44 AM (O3R/2)

104 good morning

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2012 08:44 AM (Ho2rs)

105 #91

Once upon a time, there was actual argument over whether these number were real and of value for application. There were a lot of accusations of 'you're doing it wrong' over the math because an endless number couldn't be correct.

http://www.andrew-may.com/mm.htm


Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:45 AM (kcfmt)

106 Sorry I meant: A number that is not a ratio is not rational.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:45 AM (u50z0)

107 Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 08:32 AM (7+pP9)

I think they should hand out John Wilkes Booth bobble-heads instead of Oscars. He was a famous thespian, after all.

"The Boothies"...has a nice ring to it, no? And Lincoln was a Republican, so there's that.

Posted by: 66chevelle at March 14, 2012 08:45 AM (QjSgY)

108 96, He's had some good snark directed at Obama lately. He may be having some buyer's remorse.

Posted by: runningrn at March 14, 2012 08:46 AM (vJ9tV)

109
Posted by: maverick muse at March 14, 2012 08:16 AM (lpWVn)



Is this for real? Or some kind of spoof?
The day they try to drug me, or a friend/family member, to fix our racism, is the day that bullets fly. I'll take a lot of BS before I snap, but this goes WAYYYYY too far.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 14, 2012 08:46 AM (xUM1Q)

110 Allen, because it isn't a ratio. Rational comes from ratio, and a number that isn't a ratio would be not a ratio.

But Pi, at least, is specifically a ratio.

Pi is defined as: "the ratio of the circumference of a circle to it's diameter"

I'm not as sure with e, but I believe it is a ratio as well.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 08:46 AM (8y9MW)

111
>>(Pi is the ratio of a Circle's Circumference to it's Radius (Diameter? I can never remember which).

Pi represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter (its width) and its circumference (the distance around the circle).

A=pi R squared. (Chrome browser-no characters!)

The area of a circle is calculated using Pi and the radius of the circle. This formula inspired the joke "Pies aren't square, they're round!"

Irrational

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 08:47 AM (bcNec)

112 Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:45 AM (kcfmt)

So "irrational" wasn't "Not a ratio" it was math-geek for RINO.

Got it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 08:49 AM (8y9MW)

113 "Personally, I don't see why anyone would want to kill these birds"

Religious exemption due to the use of the feathers (?) in native american religious practice.

Yeah. Some religious exemptions are OK.

Posted by: f2000 at March 14, 2012 08:49 AM (c7Pp2)

114 Mathematics has always had to redefine words for its own purpose. "irrational" is a good example. Perhaps "non-rational"?

One of my pet peaves is talkings heads, usually Al Michaels, using the word "differentiate" when the word "difference" works just fine.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:49 AM (O3R/2)

115 Posted by: jeannebodine at March 14, 2012 07:18 AM (byR8d)
Forbes magazine is going to hell, too. And when they bundle it with ForbesLife, that goes straight in the trash---I mean recycle--bin.

Posted by: 66chevelle at March 14, 2012 08:50 AM (QjSgY)

116 One of my pet peaves is talkings heads, usually Al Michaels, using the
word "differentiate" when the word "difference" works just fine.


Tech geeks are just as bad. "Utilize?" WTF. Didn't we have a perfectly good word that meant "use?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 08:51 AM (8y9MW)

117 Or rather "differential" vs. "difference"

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:52 AM (O3R/2)

118 Allen's question wasn't what was irrational but why the term "irrational" was used. If you think the meaning of the word "irrational" is not rational as in not sane then, indeed, it looks like an odd thing to call pi. However, if you realized the original meaning of the word irrational, is not rational, and rational really means two things that are similar enough to be in a "ratio" and that numbers that cannot be put in a comparable ratio are not "rational" and therefore, irrational, you have your answer.

The problem Allen had was that he asked math people, not english people and of course the math people didn't read his question and started defining irrational numbers not answering why they were called irrational.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:52 AM (u50z0)

119 Oh, and don't forget the national treasure that is P.J. O'Rourke. He also writes in the WSJ. Always a must read.

Posted by: runningrn at March 14, 2012 08:52 AM (vJ9tV)

120 'Orientate.'

The word is 'orient.'

Posted by: nickless at March 14, 2012 08:52 AM (MMC8r)

121 #108

You may want to look up a Brit named Charlie Brooker. He covers a lot of the same ground as Queenan, with a lot of the same defects. But when he isn't being a political idiot he can be pretty funny.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:53 AM (kcfmt)

122 Reporting on what I heard on BBC last night (NPR station carries BBC on overnight hours here).

They interviewed Ben Jealous (appropriate name), head of NAACP. He was on his way to Geneva to pleadfor the UN Human Rights Council to intervene on voter id, because it would prevent 5 million people (mostly black) from voting. When reporter asked him if there were so many people denied the vote, how did Obama get elected, he said that this was GOP governors trying to deny Obama a second term.

Now I thought the NAACP was supposed to be a non-partisan (ha-ha) group. If Jealous is specifically targeting GOP governors, I think that violates some sort of rule about non-profits. Of course, as Vic says, Jealous is protected by Blackdemocratium, but this goes with the other racial politics stuff we have been hearing.

I REALLY want to see the UN send some people here to Indiana. That will go over well.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 14, 2012 08:53 AM (GoIUi)

123 pi r square? i though they are round........

happy pi day

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2012 08:53 AM (Ho2rs)

124 113 "Personally, I don't see why anyone would want to kill these birds"

Religious exemption due to the use of the feathers (?) in native american religious practice.

Yeah. Some religious exemptions are OK.



Yeah, Pagan rituals always get exempted, Christian get prosecuted.

Posted by: runningrn at March 14, 2012 08:54 AM (vJ9tV)

125 I got to implement a Critical Race Theory experiment in college. I assigned all of the redneck knobs (freshmen) to black corporals (sophomores), and vice versa. Results: Life sucked for all of them regardless of race, they were shiny, and I didn't have get involved. Implications for D. Bell's bullshit theory, refer to earlier work: power corrupts, adapt.

Posted by: Jean at March 14, 2012 08:54 AM (OfinX)

126 Professors at third and fourth tier colleges often puff-up their vocabulary with these "high-falutin" words.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:54 AM (O3R/2)

127 Speaking of peanuts and snickers bars .
The commercial with the butt end of that huge log slamming into roseanne barr was pretty funny .

Posted by: awkward davies at March 14, 2012 08:54 AM (Jp1VY)

128 But the ratio Pi is irrational by definition. That's why Spock could fuck up the computer.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 08:54 AM (u50z0)

129 Who are these douche-bags that think it appropriate to comment on what other people eat? Aren't most of them fat, obese, overweight, or simply dissatisfied with their current physical condition? When I get these comments I greet them with silence and an icy stare. STFU, right?

Posted by: steve walsh at March 14, 2012 08:55 AM (D2AyO)

130 "Orientate" That's the word I was trying to remember. Man, that has been misutilized (sic) since the 70s.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:55 AM (O3R/2)

131 "Orientate"

I'm not sure how I'd managed to avoid hearing that abomination of language, but I feel somehow violated now that I've been exposed to it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 08:57 AM (8y9MW)

132 Impactful

Seriously?
And what the hell happened to the word, "effect"?
Also, I want my L Y's back. As in adverbs.

Posted by: kdny at March 14, 2012 08:57 AM (vrYVY)

133 #120

Interesting etymology there. Before compasses influenced cartography, East was always at the top of a map. Thus a maps orientation was East, with everything to the East becoming known as the Orient.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:57 AM (kcfmt)

134
DAYTON, Ohio — President Obama came to see March Madness, but he also got lobbied by Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on developing natural gas in the state.



Mr. Obama flew here on Air Force One Tuesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron to watch a first-round NCAA men’s game between Western Kentucky University and Mississippi Valley State. They were joined by Mr. Kasich and sat in the student section behind one of the baskets at the University of Dayton arena.

At a cost of roughly $180,000 per hour to operate Air Force One, the
trip cost taxpayers at least $365,000, not including the staff costs and
other expenses.


Those damn Republicans just don't understand the middle class


Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 14, 2012 08:58 AM (1Jaio)

135 #130

The Mrs. Fields cookie empire was founded on that word.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 08:58 AM (kcfmt)

136 Can someone explain to me why Asians feel the word "Oriental" is derogatory?

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:59 AM (O3R/2)

137 The disturbing part of the Critical Race theory isn't that Whitey is bad. The disturbing part is that it is a MARXIST theory that is CRITICAL (changing/breaking down) of the Constitution of the United States of America
======================
You stop your lies, WHITEY!
Obama was merely a law student hanging around with a law professor!
What is so controversial about that!?!!!?
Oh, and I'm shocked the Holder DOJ is fighting the Texas voter ID law.

Posted by: Jay at March 14, 2012 09:00 AM (3LaGb)

138 My mother and my sister (I'm glad I have a word for it now) evangelical calorie nazis. My mother, in particular, had her entire self worth defined by how evangelical she can be about food and how she can lord it over others that she hasn't had anything but flax seed and spinach since 1945. She lives in a vastly expensive retirement resort where they serve 5 course meals every night. She makes a HUGE show (and tells me about it) of loudly demanding "small" plates and "all vegetables" or "a small portion of fish, the size of a deck of cards" and "no sauce". She then makes a HUGE show of ordering "a small dish of fresh fruit" for dessert and looks down on those having dessert. She announces how "that sweet stuff" just doesn't sit well with her. I keep telling her that these people are mostly dead and should be able to have pie.

My sister likes to make a big show of cutting everything in half, or taking no bun. They then spend an hour trying to see how small a piece of dessert they can get. I'm concerned they're going to split the atom and cause an explosion.


This has been the pet peeve of my life.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 09:02 AM (u50z0)

139 #134

For that much money you could put an 80 inch flat panel in every damn room of the White House and a cable/satellite box so every one could be tuned to a different game or show, including the subscription costs for his entire term.

You'd still have enough cash left over to order pizza for the whole administration.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 09:02 AM (kcfmt)

140 Oh, and I'm shocked the Holder DOJ is fighting the Texas voter ID law.

As noted yesterday: by DoJ logic, driving, buying paint, opening a bank account, drinking, smoking, cashing a check, and crossing a National Border are all racist.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 09:03 AM (8y9MW)

141 Do you have to have an ID to register to vote in TX (or Wisconsin where the goofball judge referenencing William Scalia struck it down)?
Anybody know?
When I moved recently I was able to register in my new state by showing either: 1. my old DL AND SSN2. A passport
Which gets you the new DL and a voter registration.
Soregistering to vote is like racist, right?

Posted by: Jay at March 14, 2012 09:06 AM (3LaGb)

142 Holder is going to keep all the white people in the south from voting. You'll have to show that you're gay to get a ballot. He's working on exactly how he's going to prove the requirement.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 09:07 AM (u50z0)

143 pictures or it didn't happen

Posted by: eric holder at March 14, 2012 09:09 AM (Ho2rs)

144 Tea Party Nation founder slams GOP leaders for inaction on Fast and Furious. Says they just sit around and do nothing while Holder stonewalls. Link @ nic.

Posted by: maddogg at March 14, 2012 09:09 AM (OlN4e)

145
>>Oh, and I'm shocked the Holder DOJ is fighting the Texas voter ID law.


It’s election time so that means Democrats rolls out one of its favorites weapons: the “Hispanic vote bogyman” threat. The script goes this way: The Democrat supporting Hispanics dictate a demand list to Republicans then watch them squirm and pander. To add some salsa to the threat they promise retaliation at the polls if Republicans dare to ignore them.

This kind of knuckling under has never gone well for Republicans. Endless concessions and saying things like, “We’ll give your cousin amnesty. We’ll give your kids our kids’ college classroom seats – and throw in our jobs food stamps and ignore your past voter fraud; but please vote for us” rarely wins us Hispanic support but rarely fails to anger our base who sometimes stay home on Election Day.

Every cycle Hispanic voters thank us for the goodies laugh behind our back and vote Democrat anyway. Chasing votes we will never get is a fool’s errand. Let the Party of Fear do the pandering – it’s their specialty; and besides Hispanic threats of reprisals at the ballot box are toothless anyway.

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 09:09 AM (bcNec)

146 #136

Because they can. It's their version of 'negro.'

There are some vague arguments about treating a massive portion of the world as a single homogenous entity but it doesn't hold up very well. Was there ever a time when Arabs and Japanese were being treated as a single entity for any practical purpose other than extremely broad geography?

One of the people who did a lot to make it a dirty word was Edward Said, a Middle eastern studies professor beloved of the left, especially the Israel hating portion. His big axe to grind was that people in the West were given a picture of his native land that a native wouldn't recognize but he same could easily be said for how somebody who grew up in Jerusalem views the West.

My feeling is, as long as they're killing each other in box lots for utterly barbaric and unfathomable reasons, they either name to smacked around hard or up their game and get it over with.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 09:10 AM (kcfmt)

147 Ed, IIRC Vic has already seen the Whiskey Rebellion Wiki and/or already knew the relevant history when he brought it up several months ago.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:11 AM (P2PvA)

148 Mr. Panetta is scheduled to speak to American forces in the neighboring province of Helmand, where Marines have pushed back the Taliban from major areas but where fighting continues in the northern reaches. He is also to speak to troops from the country of Georgia who are deployed to Helmand Province. In an indication of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, some 200 Marines who were waiting in a tent here for the defense secretary to speak to them were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, leave their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9 mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told a reporter he was acting on orders from superiors.

“All I know is I was told to get the weapons out,” Sergeant Major Hall said. Asked why, he replied, “Somebody got itchy, that’s all I’ve got to say. Somebody got itchy; we just adjust.”

Normally American forces in Afghanistan keep their weapons when the defense secretary visits and speaks to them.


Fuck Panetta and every fuckin asshole in this administration and without any lubricant

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 14, 2012 09:11 AM (eCnLg)

149 sigh. That should be 'need' not 'name.'

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 09:11 AM (kcfmt)

150 Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 08:59 AM (O3R/2)

My Republican Chinese wife can't figure that one out either, but her Dem professor Chinese BIL can expound mindlessly on it for hours. They're building their own Racial Grievance Industry, and they're very good at copying things...oh wait that's racist of me, sorry. Heard it from my wife.

On a side note, a guy in Communist China once told me that Westerners call China "China" because of the porcelain, and it was demeaning and derogatory. I had to school him about the Xin Dynasty. Apparently, Mao didn't teach much about that stuff.

Posted by: 66chevelle at March 14, 2012 09:12 AM (QjSgY)

151 maddogg

so basically there are no hills on which the gop is willing to die on......not even to save the country....and i do believe going after holder and napalitano and the scoamf on this issue is important to save our country......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2012 09:12 AM (Ho2rs)

152
My sister likes to make a big show of cutting everything in half, or taking no bun. They then spend an hour trying to see how small a piece of dessert they can get. I'm concerned they're going to split the atom and cause an explosion.

Wow. I bet she's just a tiger in the sack. Asceticism is teh hawt. Especially proclaiming your miserable self esteem is a virtue.

I bet

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 14, 2012 09:13 AM (/urwq)

153 Spock: Calculate to the last digit the value of Hair Pi.

Redjac: Abort! Abort! Abort!

Posted by: Fritz at March 14, 2012 09:14 AM (/ZZCn)

154 There are allergic reactions that are psychosomatic in basis and there are those that are not.
Of those that are not....the psychological temperment and reaction of the patient can drastically alter the course of the reaction, for the better or for the worse.
As someone who's dealt with seasonal "pollon" allergies all my life I can tell you with certainty that how I choose to react and handle the issue is almost as important as any medication I take.

Posted by: Mr Obvious at March 14, 2012 09:14 AM (2uovW)

155 88: Dagny, I agree with you on that assessment 100%. I really wish Allen West had a bit more time in Congress under his belt so he could run now.

92: Epobirs, big lol!!!!

97: Alex, I absolutely agree with you about the overreaction in schools vis a vis peanut/nut allergies. I do resent an entire school being told what they can and can't eat by one family-we had that in my daughter's 4th grade, when there was a child with peanut allergies. Everyone had to wash their hands, wipe down tables before they could sit and eat-even if the tables were clean, and no one in the class could have peanut butter. This one child dictated what everyone else could do-the dominance of the minority. You bet I resent that.

But I think someone up above was making the inference that most, if not all food allergies were psychosomatic. I was responding to him. I am fortunate in that my allergies are triggered by ingestion, and I don't have to infringe on anyone else. I feel sorry for those who suffer from such severe allergies that even the dust from antigens can give them a terrible reaction, but I also think they shouldn't force others to accommodate them every where they go, or they will sue. They seem to be looking for a litigious lottery.

And I love the fact that we are discussing Pi at 8 in the morning!!!! (Central time)

Posted by: moki at March 14, 2012 09:15 AM (dZmFh)

156 Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 09:02 AM (kcfmt)

Nope. ESPN only. I want my staff fully informed about the things that matter.

Posted by: Barkahlounger at March 14, 2012 09:16 AM (QjSgY)

157
Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2012 09:12 AM (Ho2rs)




The GOP doesn't need a hill to die on. They are content to go quietly extinct.
As a side note: this blog is fucked up. I am so sick of the fucking mess with formatting. How long do we have to put up with this shit?

Posted by: maddogg at March 14, 2012 09:16 AM (OlN4e)

158 My old office once started up a Biggest Loser type competition with teams and the whole bit. I politely declined to participate but I did stop putting out the bowls of mms and reese's cups that I used to keep on my desk. Just because I wasn't participating didn't mean I would sabotage everyone else. This is when I discovered that apparently there was a new crack flavored mm that I had been buying. Seriously, people would come in and stare at the spot on my desk where the bowl had been as if I had shot a puppy in front of them. Then I would get all virtuous and say "but I'm trying to help you!" Good times, good times.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 09:17 AM (VtjlW)

159 Big momentum grab for Santorum, bad news for both Gingrich and Romney. The delegate race continues apace, but the national story for the next few cycles will be all Santorum all the time, which is exactly what he needs in place of organization/ money. This has been a battle from day one and it shows no sign of slowing down.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 14, 2012 09:17 AM (hiMsy)

160 lol alexthechick

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2012 09:18 AM (Ho2rs)

161 Normally American forces in Afghanistan keep their weapons when the defense secretary visits and speaks to them.



Fuck Panetta and every fuckin asshole in this administration and without any lubricant


It's going to get worse, especially if the JEF wins a second term. I wouldn't be surprised if there were rumblings then of "disloyalty" by the military, and calls for reforming the officer corps.

Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:19 AM (XzxB+)

162 Allen,

http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ Irrational_number

In mathematics, an irrational number is any real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio a/b, where a and b are integers, with b non-zero, and is therefore not a rational number.

Wiki is pretty good at this sort of thing.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:20 AM (P2PvA)

163 A "Majority" of Republicans simply do NOT like Romney. Hard to get around that fact.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 14, 2012 09:20 AM (eCnLg)

164 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 09:17 AM (VtjlW)
Ok, I'm really turned on right now. Like, I may need to see a doctor in four hours.

Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:21 AM (XzxB+)

165 #159 Momentum only gets you so far. Romney actually got more delegates lat night than Santorum, because he took 1/3 of both southern state delegates and won American Samoa and Hawaii.

A good question to ask would be why Santorum, who has been running for at least 1 1/2 years, hasn't raised more money and hasn't got much of an organization.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 14, 2012 09:21 AM (GoIUi)

166 It's going to get worse, especially if the JEF wins a second term. I wouldn't be surprised if there were rumblings then of "disloyalty" by the military, and calls for reforming the officer corps.
Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:19 AM (XzxB+)


I hear ya. It's a good thing then that they don't know what me and my fellow Officers in my Unit talk about outside of earshot of the enlisted

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 14, 2012 09:22 AM (eCnLg)

167 In Presidential debates, is there any allowances for surrogates. I think we'd all like to see Newt semantically slap around the SCOAMF until he can't tell up from down. We just don't necessarily want him to be President.

Last time around I'd have far rather seen Obama have to face Sarah Palin in a debate than McCain. But imagine the excitement of a McCain-Biden debate. People would be digging tunnels to escape!

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 09:22 AM (kcfmt)

168 I wouldn't be theFood Monitor I am today if it weren't for my experience as a Hall Monitor.

Posted by: Bobby Brady at March 14, 2012 09:24 AM (nBE5A)

169 Do you have to have an ID to register to vote in TX (or Wisconsin where
the goofball judge referenencing William Scalia struck it down)?

Anybody know?



In Wisconsin you do not need a photo ID to register to vote. You can bring in a piece of mail with your name and address on it. You can even bring a friend who is registered to vote, who can vouch for you and say, "Yeah, this is so and so and he lives next door to me, so ya, he's good."

What makes this especially wonderful is that you can register at the exact same time as you cast your ballot.

Same day voter registration with no proof that you are who you say you are or live where you say you live. What could go wrong?

Posted by: mama winger at March 14, 2012 09:25 AM (P6QsQ)

170 Newt should suspend his run, not withdraw, just suspend it. Even if Santorum then makes a huge run for the nomination it is still very possible that there might be a brokered convention, and then Newt could get back in

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 14, 2012 09:25 AM (eCnLg)

171 A good question to ask would be why Santorum, who has been running
for at least 1 1/2 years, hasn't raised more money and hasn't got much
of an organization.


Because no one believed that Romney wouldn't sail to the nomination. Many in the party are angry that we have this massive nasty primary, but the conditions were set for this a long time ago and they just never noticed. The hostility towards conservatives and the TEA party, the inability to demonstrate any sort of aggressiveness when it came to challenging the SCOAMF, all that played into the situation that we have now.

Personally, I love that the primary has gone on this long. I think it's better for our country if we get rid of this stupid notion that politics should be genteel. The wishy washy "independents" will learn to grow a thicker skin and endure the horror of listening to grown men and women openly criticize each other for past decision and policy stances, and then maybe we can finally have some real differences between the parties.

Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:26 AM (XzxB+)

172 I hear ya. It's a good thing then that they don't know what me and
my fellow Officers in my Unit talk about outside of earshot of the
enlisted


Yup. It's the same here.

Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:27 AM (XzxB+)

173 . I think it's better for our country if we get rid of this stupid notion that politics should be genteel.


Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:26 AM (XzxB+)


Personally I'm up for a little "might makes right"

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 14, 2012 09:28 AM (eCnLg)

174 That Daily Beast article says something I've suspected for awhile. Rick and Newt support are FOR them, not AGAINST Mitt. Confirms the hard positions I see from a lot of folks on Twitter.

If either Rick or Newt were to drop out, their support would mostly split to the remaining candidates.

At this point the only rationale for Rick and Newt to stay in is to stop Mitt from getting 1144.

I find myself admiring Mitt's 2008 decision to drop out and give McCain a chance to get a campaign going a lot more.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 14, 2012 09:28 AM (pHn5R)

175
I didn't know the history behind the black and tan drink either. Thanks for the history lesson.
While people are enjoying pies today, is anyone eating pancakes on Friday to remember the patron saint of pancakes?

Posted by: BishopWash at March 14, 2012 09:29 AM (liT8W)

176
Ed, IIRC Vic has already seen the Whiskey Rebellion Wiki and/or already knew the relevant history when he brought it up several months ago.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:11 AM (P2PvA)


Yeah -- but he responded to the article I posted yesterday with an air of disbelief. He talked about farmers "out west" as if they were out past Ohio or maybe in the Rockies. Western Pennsylvania was the frontier in Washington's time

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 09:29 AM (7+pP9)

177 Then I would get all virtuous and say "but I'm trying to help you!" Good times, good times.







Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 09:17 AM (VtjlW)

Reminds me of the time a few years ago when my department secretary decided to start bringing Edible Arrangements instead of cake for people's birthdays.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 09:29 AM (N/1Dm)

178 169, In NJ they show you a book with your name in it, and you say "Yeah, that's me," and sign on the line. That's it. What could possibly go wrong.

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at March 14, 2012 09:30 AM (XWb4y)

179 BTW, when I was working during college, I'd putter around the kitchen at nights to keep awake while studying. Since cookies and brownies keep better in the car than roasted chicken, I'd make them and take them to work with me after my last class. When I stopped by to visit about a year later, my boss said that everyone lost about ten pounds when I left.

Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:30 AM (XzxB+)

180 Well at least the myth of the "coronation worked out in back rooms" that was all the rage over the winter has been exploded. That's something. I'm beginning to think my vote in May will actually matter.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 14, 2012 09:31 AM (hiMsy)

181 It's one ratio of integers that yinzall are missing. Pi can actually be computed as an infinite series of fractions. I'm not sure what method the various lets calculate as many digits as possible teams use though.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:32 AM (P2PvA)

182 I can't remember what they make youdo toregister... but every time I vote I cry a little.

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at March 14, 2012 09:33 AM (XWb4y)

183 Allen,

Try to find a ratio that is the value of PI.

You can't, therefore it is irrational.

I don't know what dagny is talking about.

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at March 14, 2012 09:33 AM (Ag6fu)

184 Take a run around the lefty blogs /or comment sections. They are so excited about a potential Santorum nomination.

Posted by: rectal exam at March 14, 2012 09:33 AM (O7ksG)

185 The other super great thing about voting in Wisconsin is that there is only a 28 day residency requirement. So anyone can come up from say, *cough* Chicago *cough*, rent and apartment for a month and vote here. Without photo ID, thank you Madison judge.

Not like they would ever do that , mind you.


Posted by: mama winger at March 14, 2012 09:34 AM (P6QsQ)

186 Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 09:02 AM (u50z0)

When confronted with people like that I try to loudly exclaim how wonderful whatever fattening food I am eating is, and that if they had just added more butter to the cream sauce it would have been even better.

Life's too short to drink bad wine, eat bad food, or not enjoy eating.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 09:34 AM (nEUpB)

187
I find myself admiring Mitt's 2008 decision to drop out and give McCain a chance to get a campaign going a lot more.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 14, 2012 09:28 AM (pHn5R)


Romney was just playing by the GOP establishment's rules. He knew 2008 was McCain's turn and if he played his cards right 2012 would be his turn. Nothing there to respect, really.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 14, 2012 09:34 AM (7+pP9)

188 In NJ they show you a book with your name in it, and you say "Yeah, that's me," and sign on the line. That's it. What could possibly go wrong.
Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at March 14, 2012 09:30 AM (XWb4y)

Especially since, at least in my district, the poll workers are all 95 and blind.

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 14, 2012 09:35 AM (eCnLg)

189 konnichiha ill-tempered females

I have my grandfather's Coolidge lapel pin, a charging elephant with trunk and tusks raised for battle and "Coolidge" engraved on it. In comparison, today's Republican party isn't symbolized by an elephant charging but by a dull, listless zoo elephant standing passively in his cage while giggling teenagers bounce peanuts off his skull.

That dull-eyed zoo elephantperfectly represents the moral cowards in congress who seem more than willing to let Obama and Holder off the hook for Fast and Furious.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at March 14, 2012 09:35 AM (6BgmB)

190 The only thing worse than being the only fit person in workplace that is dieting is being the only fit person, and one of the few men in a workplace, during a certain time of the month, when the whole workplace is dieting.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 09:36 AM (N/1Dm)

191
No free contraceptives? No leftard nookie for you!
(click on da nic)

Posted by: maddogg at March 14, 2012 09:37 AM (OlN4e)

192 It's going to get worse, especially if the JEF wins a second term. I wouldn't be surprised if there were rumblings then of "disloyalty" by the military, and calls for reforming the officer corps.
Posted by: Alex at March 14, 2012 09:19 AM (XzxB+) Indeed. I hope the officer class is considering every eventuality. Stalin's purge is probably looking like a good idea to Obie by now. I'd not blameour military leadersfor acting in self defense.Personally I'd cheerfully embrace a military junta rather than see a 2nd term for the communist party USA. I'm sure quite a few people are with me. As happens in many nations, in the US the best people trust the military more than any other segment of the government. In its natural state, the army is always a bastion of nationalistic and generally rightward leaning thought.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 14, 2012 09:37 AM (xUM1Q)

193 Also, I want my L Y's back. As in adverbs.
More sure you jest.

Wouldn't a compass with a potato needle be a pain to carry?

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:37 AM (P2PvA)

194 I read both the NY Slime and WSJ. News corp is trying to make the Journal a competitor to the Slime by fucking it's core message up and adding BS style type shit. They even send you a free mag every month, looks just like the Sunday Times mag.

WSJ even does a NY City edition to steal Times advertisers, you have to love that.

It slow news now, so all the old BS liberal shit is being dragged out of the editor's file desk to fill up the paper. It is sort of sad, no one has any correspondence overseas to speak off, so the papers get filled up with fluff.

And they wonder why their subs are down?

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at March 14, 2012 09:37 AM (hXJOG)

195 Just watched a piece with George Clooney about the violence in the Sudan. He called it "ethnic cleansing" and said it was about killing everyone who wasn't "arabic".


Never once did he say anything about the 'religion Liberals shall not name'. He blamed the ethnic cleansing on - are you ready for this - oil. The south Sudan has the oil and the North has the refineries - so the people in the North Sudan have to kill the people in the south to get the oil - or something.


Of course any cognitive dissonance being an acceptable one to a Liberal - if it involves "Oil" or "Haliburton" - so long as it doesn't mention the obvious fact that this is simply more Muslim violence against non Muslims.


Posted by: An Observation at March 14, 2012 09:38 AM (ylhEn)

196
It is really confusing to most folks that anybody could be starving,
hungry perhaps, but starving when Michelle Obama has been telling us for
3 years that too many of us are obese.

Apparently the CDC does not track deaths from starvation, or rather they call it malnutrition. I wonder why ?

Posted by: Jack LaLanne at March 14, 2012 09:39 AM (e8kgV)

197 I don't know what dagny is talking about.

THE WORD 'IRRATIONAL.' He asked about why that WORD is used. It means not a ratio not just insane. He didn't not get what irrational numbers meant but why they were called "insane" (irrational).

Jesus

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 09:40 AM (u50z0)

198 152
I dated a woman for a little while who was "recovering" from an eating disorder. Brought her own food to restaurants, took antacids, antigas, laxatives by the gallon. Woke up a few nights to find her hiding in the other end of the house secretly eating bizarre combinations of crap and I was sure she threw up after....Not funny that stuff.

OTOH she was indeed a tiger.

Posted by: Hopped up on Something at March 14, 2012 09:40 AM (9/zVj)

199 Vic,
I agree with this statement, Probably not, Southerners can spot a phony like that a mile away..




So why did the phoney Satorum win? Christian vote no doubt, because Rick is the phoniest one out there.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 14, 2012 09:41 AM (hXJOG)

200 188, lol, yes, mine all are too. Every year since I was 18 this same ancient old woman whose name I didn't even know would ask me about every member of my family. And couldn't hear the response. I think she finally kicked it, because she wasn't there last year >>

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at March 14, 2012 09:41 AM (XWb4y)

201 186-Amen,

I may not be able to eat certain things, but it doesn't mean I don't enjoy cooking them for others to enjoy. I love making Death by Chocolate-dark chocolate brownie with chocolate meringue, three kinds of chocolate mousse (dark, milk and white) covered in chocolate ganache. I definitely enjoy that thing vicariously, but I am very happy to serve it to the non lactose impaired.

Posted by: moki at March 14, 2012 09:42 AM (dZmFh)

202 >> lets calculate as many digits as possible teams use though.

It's hard to imagine a trillion of anything (it's a million million), but Shigeru Kondo calculated 5 trillion digits of pi in August of 2011... and then blew that away with 10 trillion digits!

It was only a couple of years ago that Fabrice Bellard had calculated 2.7 trillion (2.7 thousand thousand million) decimal digits of pi. It took over 130 days, but he did it with a single PC (running Linux) and a very powerful algorithm.

Unfortunately, the digits have not been fully verified with a second run using a different algorithm.

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 09:43 AM (bcNec)

203 some 200 Marines who were waiting in a tent here for the defense
secretary to speak to them were abruptly asked by their commander to get
up, leave their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9 mm
pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed.


If you're afraid you're own troops will shoot you, you're doing it wrong.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:44 AM (P2PvA)

204 The “$35,800 Family Co-Host.” It “includes greet, photo, and reception
for up to six family members.” Or $5,966.66 per family member trying to
elbow their way into a photo with the First Lady.

Posted by: Charles Ponzi at March 14, 2012 09:45 AM (e8kgV)

205 When confronted with people like that I try to loudly exclaim how
wonderful whatever fattening food I am eating is, and that if they had
just added more butter to the cream sauce it would have been even
better.



Oh, no you wouldn't. You would tortured to death with phone calls and news articles and "Prevention" magazine perscriptions, running shoes, gym memberships, and fruit. "Charlie, we need to talk, your sister and I were talking about your flagrant disregard for your life this weekend. We are so worried (weeping). So worried. We were wondering if you may need to seek help."

I actually eat less than they do and exercise more but I refuse to PROCLAIM my virtue from the highest stump. My self esteem is not based on the size of my piece of pie.


Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 09:45 AM (u50z0)

206 ...But at least you might quit being such an implicitly racist bigot, or so you're told.
Posted by: maverick muse at March 14, 2012 08:16 AM (lpWVn)




Can't make a non-racist utopian omlette without breaking some eggs, white devil!

Posted by: Zombie Derrick Bell at March 14, 2012 09:46 AM (v+QvA)

207 32
The partisan hacking on the late threads last night is a sight to
behold. Your guy sucks! No, your guy sucks, moreover, only my guy can
win!!


Posted by: toby928© at March 14, 2012 07:22 AM (GTbGH)

Thank god I usually pass out before the mud starts.

We all need to chill a little and accept the fact the underwear guy is going to win.We don't like it, but WTF?

It's over, let's work on putting some lipstick on that pig.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 14, 2012 09:46 AM (hXJOG)

208 Leon Panetta is a cowardly girlieman, and he wants the troops to know it.

Posted by: maddogg at March 14, 2012 09:47 AM (OlN4e)

209
Of course any cognitive dissonance being an acceptable one to a Liberal - if it involves "Oil" or "Haliburton" - so long as it doesn't mention the obvious fact that this is simply more Muslim violence against non Muslims.
Posted by: An Observation at March 14, 2012 09:38 AM (ylhEn)



Indeed. What's even more sicking to me about this mess is that the libtards have their panties in a twist over the violence in Syria (which is wonderful and should be encouraged) and want us to intervene. Yet in Syria it's people who hate us killing others who hate us. It's a win for us. Whereas in the Sudan you have people who hate us (muslim subhumans) killing people who are indifferent to us (the local Christians and prolly some animists) and they Do. Not. Give. A. Shit. No calls for intervention. No calls to arm the victims of the muz attrocities. None of that. Apparently the muz cutting off womens' breasts is no big deal. Not nearly as important as insuring women get free contraception in the US.
If it were me in charge,I'd have special forces on the ground in the South already training them hard, and arms shipments being dropped in daily. That, and I'd be doing whatever I could to prolong the Syrian disorder.
Viva La Meurte.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 14, 2012 09:47 AM (xUM1Q)

210 some 200 Marines who were waiting in a tent here for the defense

secretary to speak to them were abruptly asked by their commander to get
up, leave their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9 mm
pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed.

If you're afraid you're own troops will shoot you, you're doing it wrong.Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:44 AM



Indeed.

Posted by: mama winger at March 14, 2012 09:47 AM (P6QsQ)

211 Why is paying a "fair share" not good enough for liberals?

Posted by: Johnny at March 14, 2012 09:47 AM (uhPd1)

212 some 200 Marines who were waiting in a tent here for the defense

secretary to speak to them were abruptly asked by their commander to get
up, leave their weapons � M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9 mm
pistols � outside the tent and then return unarmed.

If you're afraid you're own troops will shoot you, you're doing it wrong.Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:44 AM


How unusual is this? The pics of Clinton and W always showed them in an area where weapons were not routinely carried. I could be wrong about W.

Posted by: Hopped up on Something at March 14, 2012 09:51 AM (9/zVj)

213 If you're afraid you're own troops will shoot you, you're doing it wrong.Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:44 AM
LOL. Well, the pukes in this admin are just being cautious. They saw that onesoldier went a little nuts and started shooting muz (which should have been our policy from the start). Given that everyone in this administration is a shameless and gutless muslim sympathizer, they no doubt felt a little threatened.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 14, 2012 09:51 AM (xUM1Q)

214 my friend likes to get the NYT and the new yorker magazine as he sees himself culturally superior to alot of people. i got no real problem with it myself, its fun to laugh about those rags and watch his expressions when i do so.

my cultural-lib friends {nearly ALL of my friends} either live in a world filled with nightmarish scenerios and conspiracies or a wonderful-rainbow and unicorn type of place where my beliefs can upend the natural rule of things...liberals sure are strange.

and yes, western PA has a funny history of angry, whiskey drinking people.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 09:53 AM (ns1cq)

215 How many Bradley Mannings are there?

Posted by: Death Chipmunk hunting fluke uterus at March 14, 2012 09:53 AM (pVvkk)

216 @212

Hey, they must have know a Ghey was in the room. Remember the poor Ghey who stole all the files because he was upset about his boyfriend leaving him?

Another reason for a ghey free force,, ha ha.


Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 14, 2012 09:53 AM (hXJOG)

217 Lots of people who lose a little weight sure get preachy.

Posted by: reformed prostitute at March 14, 2012 09:53 AM (nBE5A)

218 The disarming of the troops is insane as well as offensive. What the hell was Panetta thinking? He's SecDef and he's afraid of firearms? Calls to mind the blind lookout on F-Troop.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 14, 2012 09:54 AM (hiMsy)

219
>>Why is paying a "fair share" not good enough for liberals?

Liberals are "irrational".

Now..bring me some pi.

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 09:54 AM (bcNec)

220 Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 09:40 AM (u50z0)

Sorry, but you are incorrect. There is at least one number that is both irrational and insane.

52%

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 09:55 AM (nEUpB)

221 Doesn't Panetta look like a nasty little, self-serving weasel?

Posted by: SurferDoc at March 14, 2012 09:55 AM (6H6FZ)

222 "Doesn't Panetta look like a nasty little, self-serving weasel?"

I take offense in proxy for my small mammal bretheren, everywhere.

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at March 14, 2012 09:58 AM (pVvkk)

223 Posted by: Lincolntf at March 14, 2012 09:54 AM (hiMsy)

The Israeli army allows (and maybe requires) its soldiers to carry their weapons at all times while in uniform, usually when they are traveling.

Shockingly, those traveling soldiers have used their weapons to stop terrorist attacks!

Those sneaky Jews!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 09:58 AM (nEUpB)

224 #220

Naw, that is a much more airified mathematical category: the gullible number.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 09:58 AM (kcfmt)

225 and yes, western PA has a funny history of angry, whiskey drinking people.

Turns out adding meth has not improved this.
And no it was not a fun Thanksgiving visit!

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2012 09:58 AM (P2PvA)

226 Lots of people who lose a little weight sure get preachy.Posted by: reformed prostitute at March 14, 2012 09:53 AM (nBE5A) What's fun is to see them gain it all back over the course of the next year. All of a sudden they start to learn a little humility. Ahh, the schadenfreude. It's delicious.I don't know why all thesehealth nuts bother anyway. They're only adding years to the END of their life - you know - the depends-diapers and alzheimers years. Screw that. I want to die before any of that BS kicks in. My grandad's in his 90s now. He can't remember much. I have to re-introduce myself when I visit. He doesn't get out and do anything. SCREW THAT. Give me death.

Posted by: Reactionary at March 14, 2012 09:59 AM (xUM1Q)

227 Remember that time I put ghost pepper extract into your salsa and you wound up in the hospital? That was hilarious.

Posted by: food prankster at March 14, 2012 10:00 AM (nBE5A)

228
>>>Lots of people who lose a little weight sure get preachy.

Posted by: reformed prostitute at March 14, 2012 09:53 AM (nBE5A)

It's true, unfortunately. But I think it's because they are getting happier and actually feeling good like they haven't in a long time.

I see people who are fat and out of shape, obviously sick with aches and various conditions and depressed all the time, and they always tell me they just can't live without the shitty food they eat.
Then when they have a major health crisis and get into shape and they realize just how awful they felt, and they want to help other people feel better and be happier too.
But it can be a little annoying.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:00 AM (N/1Dm)

229 219 >>Why is paying a "fair share" not good enough for liberals? Liberals are "irrational". Now..bring me some pi.
Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 09:54 AM (bcNec)


LOL

Posted by: Insomniac at March 14, 2012 10:00 AM (v+QvA)

230 Remember that time I punched you so hardin the abdomenthat it burst your appendix and you had to go to the hospital? That was hilarious.

Posted by: food prank victim at March 14, 2012 10:00 AM (nBE5A)

231 "Turns out adding meth has not improved this."

...blame the pagans hahaha

poor pittsburgh, youve lost your soul ol' man.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:01 AM (ns1cq)

232 What about the dog tags? Bootlaces? They might jump him and garrotte him. They should be required to be sitting in chairs with seatbelts. No talking. Can't be too careful.

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:01 AM (9/zVj)

233 For safety purposes, all troops will be disarmed and confined to barracks. The part of the audience will instead be played by 200 members of the Film Actors Guild that we hired as extras.

Posted by: Leon Pannetta's advance team at March 14, 2012 10:03 AM (v+QvA)

234 it's unbelievable just how well 60s.70s,and some 80s music age so well...the 90s and beyond? not so much...not so much at all.

..."Then when they have a major health crisis and get into shape and they
realize just how awful they felt, and they want to help other people
feel better and be happier too.
But it can be a little annoying."

--- more than a little annoying. its all they ever fucking talk about. pictures on facebook of their gym-sessions, the endless cycle of marathons they run etc. sumtimes i wish they woulda just stayed fat.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:04 AM (ns1cq)

235 Who will be wearing prop uniforms from the MASH tv series.

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:04 AM (9/zVj)

236 No Stuckon Update last night? After happening across a couple of his updates, I found the "unabridged works" post he left and LOVED IT.

Last I heard, he'd gotten a soda dumped on his computer, then a replacement, and we're waiting to see:
a) what the che-leaders do to continue their retailiation
b) what tricks IT had up their sleeve with his new install
c) what flavor of delicious schadenfreude we shall all enjoy as a result!

Although I'm thinking that there's a possible anti-climatic ending that could stem from the doofuses that tried to vandalize his car the second time. They caught both of them, and I'm going to assume that their relation to the che-leader(s) is probably limited to an online association. In other words, they're both part of the same local "Occupy!" blog / chat. Couple hours in a holding cell and I'd wager that they'd give up what little information they had to give up. If that's enough to directly link them to che-leader (an actual name, not just his sock on DU, for example), then that would be that.

I doubt that once he's gone, his followers would probably fizzle rather than continue their campagin against Stuck.

Posted by: reason at March 14, 2012 10:05 AM (q/kmn)

237 Alan Alda will play the part of the brave but tired army doc.
SecDef will be played by Danny Glover while Panetta stays on the plane in Guam.

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:06 AM (9/zVj)

238 >>But I think it's because they are getting happier and actually feeling good like they haven't in a long time.

If they were truly happy, they wouldn't be so fucking snarly every time anyone else eats. They're miserable, and they can't stand that other people aren't, so they bully everyone else into being miserable too. See SCOAMF, Mrs. Bloomberg, Nanny. See Public Interest[sic], Center for Science[sic] in the.


Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 10:07 AM (ZKzrr)

239 I finally bitched my husband into a gym membership. He went by himself for the first time last night and ran into a bunch of his favorite people, our sons' black youth football coaches. They go 4 times per week and watch games on the big tvs while on the treadmills or bikes. He's all excited now. I'm going to take over the dishes, trash, et al so he has time.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:09 AM (u50z0)

240 CBS and BC will cover the trip but oddly, no one will mention that the whole thing is staged. Riots will break out later when it is discovered that Glover has been "replaced" by Panetta.

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:10 AM (9/zVj)

241 Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:09 AM (u50z0)

If I go to the gym will you do my dishes too?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:11 AM (nEUpB)

242 >>Or $5,966.66 per family member trying to
elbow their way into a photo with the First Lady.

*checks pocket*
I got a dime and some dryer lint. Think she'll take it?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 10:11 AM (ZKzrr)

243 Meh...Philly Cheese Steak and Pizza heals all that ails you.

Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:11 AM (8ieXv)

244 for exercise i told a young chubbed guy at work i like to ride my bicycle around the beach area. weaving in and out of tourists, workers and general vagabonds its like playing a live action version of "paperboy". and its quite fun.

....he had no idea what the fuck i was talking about.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:12 AM (ns1cq)

245 SecDef will be played by Danny Glover while Panetta stays on the plane in Guam.
Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:06 AM (9/zVj)


I'd cast Woody Allen as Leon Panetta.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 14, 2012 10:12 AM (v+QvA)

246 Anyway, I dropped back to see if any of you funemployed morons have a video camera. This sounds like fun: http://is.gd/c2BIh8

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 10:12 AM (ZKzrr)

247 Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 10:07 AM (ZKzrr)

Exactly.

I sense a theme...could it be....fucking liberals can't seem to butt out of everyone else's business?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:12 AM (nEUpB)

248 241 Yep. I will do anything to stop you from enjoying the hockey game in peace. (or so I'm told).

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:13 AM (u50z0)

249 Bald Eagle = Sky Carp

Posted by: garrett at March 14, 2012 10:13 AM (WzE97)

250 If you won't pay for my condoms, how can I control my portion size? You don't want me to get fat, do you? WAR ON WOMEN!!11!!1!!!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 14, 2012 10:13 AM (ggRof)

251 Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:11 AM (8ieXv)

Around here? I can get good pizza, but the cheese steak? Don't keep secrets from the NJ morons!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:14 AM (nEUpB)

252 >> while Panetta stays on the plane in Guam.

Guam would tip ovah with that fat weasel on the tarmac. Not GOOD.

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 10:14 AM (bcNec)

253 Nanny state. We rode our bikes everywhere, long before bike helmets existed. Nobody ever fell off their bike and hurt their heads.


Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 10:15 AM (O3R/2)

254 >>Meh...Philly Cheese Steak and Pizza heals all that ails you.

I probably wouldn't put the cheesesteak on the pizza, though.

Maybe the next time someone gets all smug about their dry carrot stick lunch (glycemic index, people!), I'll assume it's just their iron deficiency talking.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 10:15 AM (ZKzrr)

255 Soooooo, if a guy works out 4x per week does he get more stamina or is it used up in the workout?

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:15 AM (u50z0)

256 dagny, slip some vitamin E in his food, IYKWIM

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 10:17 AM (O3R/2)

257 #171 Well, if people didn't give money to Santorum because they thought he would lose, that doesn't speak well of his backers' dedication to their cause.

Santorum is benefiting from being the last guy left from a string of failures. The question is whether he can win in the fall. Brit Hume called him a whiner last night on Twitter. In a competition of 2 whiners, I think Obama wins with the incumbent advantage.

We will see. I will vote for whoever gets the nomination, as my largest concern is getting Obama out. I think Romney has a better chance of doing that, but this is a strange year.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 14, 2012 10:17 AM (GoIUi)

258 "Nanny state. We rode our bikes everywhere, long before bike helmets
existed. Nobody ever fell off their bike and hurt their heads."

....in the 70s we rode our big wheels over gigantic wooden plank ramps....over and over again.

show me a kid doing that these days...you cant. it just doesnt happen.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:17 AM (ns1cq)

259 Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:15 AM (u50z0)

More stamina.

[I don't know if that's good or bad in your case]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:17 AM (nEUpB)

260 Tell the carrotstick douche that they are eating pure sugar. Might as well have a doughnut. Have a little protein--it's all the rage. Haven't you read all the new research? My my.

You don't even have to know all the latest, just make it up. All those people will believe anything they "hear". Tell them that jicama is a miracle food.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:18 AM (u50z0)

261 Morning, all!

Courtesy of Taki's (via Five Feet of Fury), I bring you THE story of the year. It appears certain blood pressure medications can actually CURE RACISM.

Link to fultext HTML of the study in the journal Psychopharmacology: http://tinyurl.com/7kwtj34

I wish to God I was making that up.

The fact that the "study" had a grand total of 36 participants, all white males, only 18 of whom actually received the drug in question (the other 18 received a placebo) would seem to me to make the "findings" little more than wishful thinking. But the lefties will latch onto even the most inane scientific "studies" if it makes them feel better about themselves. See? It turns out bigoted white people really ARE mentally inferior. They just need medication, and then they'll be happy lefties!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at March 14, 2012 10:18 AM (4df7R)

262 245 SecDef will be played by Danny Glover while Panetta stays on the plane in Guam.
Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:06 AM (9/zVj)


I'd cast Woody Allen as Leon Panetta.
Posted by: Insomniac


SecDef will be played by Danny Glover while Woody Allen (playing Panetta) stays on the plane in Guam while Panetta remains in DC..... Allen is later interviewed by MSNBC about his visit with the troops. CBS interviews Glover.
A congressional group demands free contraception for Mia Farrow.

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:18 AM (9/zVj)

263 So most of my conservative friends think paying a fair share is reasonable. But the liberals I know want more.

Posted by: Johnny at March 14, 2012 10:18 AM (uhPd1)

264 #255

You should be able to get a lot more furniture moving out him. That is what you meant, right?

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 10:19 AM (kcfmt)

265 259 Good. I'm in favor of stamina. Makes me less bitchy (which is everyone's goal).

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:19 AM (u50z0)

266 A new species of frog is different from other species because of it's croak?

How do we know it didn't just get into Jethro's whiskey stash?

Posted by: franksalterego at March 14, 2012 10:19 AM (9XykO)

267 From the NY Times of all places:

A failure to prosecute anyone at MF Global would be,
if anything, even worse. It would mean that executives at a broker-dealer can
indeed steal customer money and get away with it — so long as it was
“unintentional.” And it would only deepen the cynicism so many people feel about
government. I’ve heard it suggested, for instance, that the Justice Department
won’t prosecute Corzine because it would hurt President Obama
. (Corzine, the
former governor of New Jersey, had been a big fund-raiser for the president.) I
don’t happen to subscribe to that theory, but I certainly understand why others
might.


Why would anyone think that?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 14, 2012 10:19 AM (1Jaio)

268 >>>>sumtimes i wish they woulda just stayed fat.


I'm torn because I find Psych-Denial to be one of the most irritating things in the world. I can't trust or take seriously anything that comes out of mouth of someone living in denial.

For instance, I have a buddy who is 52 and about 75lbs overweight. He's pre-diabetic, has an unfavorable lipid profile so he takes a statin (which is probably more likely to give him cancer than prevent a heart attack), he has high BP so he's on more meds which which will probably do in his liver, he has numbness in his feet(!), he battles depression, and god knows what else.

He eats according to the USDA, AMA, AHA, guidelines, plenty of "healthy whole grains" and lots of vegetable and seed oils, he avoids saturated fat like the plague, and goes easy on the red meat.

But why is he in such bad shape? Does he realize the mainstream guidelines of the last 40 years are completely wrong?

No. Actually, he doesn't think he's in that bad of shape, he's just "getting older."

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:19 AM (N/1Dm)

269 Vitamin E, huh? I have some. I'm on it.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:20 AM (u50z0)

270 Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:18 AM (u50z0)

Our 17-year-old brat has a dear friend whose parents regularly plague her with the newest fad diets. The real lunatic stuff -- acai juice and white beans for a week, then a fast, then a high vegetable week, etc.

She comes to our house for normal food.

It's actually sort of sad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:20 AM (nEUpB)

271 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at March 14, 2012 10:18 AM (4df7R)

The scientific method is clearly racist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:21 AM (nEUpB)

272 123 pi r square? i though they are round........ happy pi day
Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2012 08:53 AM (Ho2rs)

Me, too. This is irrational

Posted by: cobbler gobbler at March 14, 2012 10:22 AM (nBE5A)

273 If they were truly happy, they wouldn't be so
fucking snarly every time anyone else eats. They're miserable, and they
can't stand that other people aren't, so they bully everyone else into
being miserable too. See SCOAMF, Mrs. Bloomberg, Nanny. See Public
Interest[sic], Center for Science[sic] in the.




Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 10:07 AM (ZKzrr)


Well, I am talking about people that are doing it right. They do genuinely feel great.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:22 AM (N/1Dm)

274 All either newt or santorum have to do is convince the voters that the "only romney can beat BO" sentiment is truly just a myth. They might join forces to pound home the fact that either of them have the same chance of defeating BO. Then things would change.

Look at the exit polls for Alabama (http://tinyurl.com/82woegz) and Mississippi (http://tinyurl.com/7hr6brj). Only 5% and 7% respectively believe romney is a conservative. In Mississippi 59% think Gingrich has the right experience, not romney and in Alabama 51% think Gingrich has the right experience, again, not romney. In Alabama 62% think Santorum has "strong moral character", romney took second on this one gingrich had like 7%. In Mississippi 65% think Santorum has "strong moral character", while 8% think this of Gingrich.

So I'm thinking the romney camapign will try to give Rick the Cain treatment. And they will continue to point out how morally bankrupt gingrich is. while never giving you any reason why romney is great except that there is a myth out there that he is the only guy who can beat obama.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:23 AM (oZfic)

275 #261

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propranolol

The stuff is also used to treat anxiety and panic. Are they not just saying people who are doped up experience less emotional reaction than normal? By that measure you could eliminate racism by legalizing marijuana.

None of my three blood pressure meds are that stuff or an analog. I guess that's why can still manage to loathe Obama. not because of his wretched policies, propensity for lying and distortion, and general worthlessness.


Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 10:24 AM (kcfmt)

276 251 Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:11 AM (8ieXv)Around here? I can get good pizza, but the cheese steak? Don't keep secrets from the NJ morons!
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Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:24 AM (8ieXv)

277 268

it seems those people usually come down with other symptoms too...neat-freakiness, bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere, sterilized-uncharacteristic home etc...it can get loopy can't it?

one of the people i know like this is a girl, who by nature anyway has a bit of OCD {women like 'order', once thats disrupted...look out} so i like to move stuff around her home, little things like glasses...maybe skirt a chair over or sumthin. she will literally put everything back in place and give me the cute evil-stare. lol

the only way to deal with these people is to fuck with em.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:25 AM (ns1cq)

278 My boss's wife is on the balls behind the ears diet.
No joke.

Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:26 AM (8ieXv)

279 268 It's so hard to convince people that the USDA requirements are the result of lobbyists. It sounds conspiratorial but anyone who saw the story about the little kid having her lunch taken and replaced by a school USDA certified lunch and then found out that it was all over a lack of milk that the USDA requires, it makes more sense. I'm guessing the grain industry and the dairy industry somehow have more pull than the meat industry or that the PETA folks fucked with that.

I went gluten free last summer and have never felt better. I'm fruit free too except for one serving of blueberries. Protein and vegetables. I fell off the wagon over Christmas but just knowing the difference in feeling got me back on it. However, I wish they made a protein with "crunch". Like a protein dorito.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:26 AM (u50z0)

280 #273

When an attractive woman tells me she feels great,my reaction is that this is a purely subjective opinion and I can only trust the evidence of my own sense. Thus agreement on this greatness can only be obtained if I feel her.

They don't talk to me about their diets anymore.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 10:27 AM (kcfmt)

281 Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:26 AM (u50z0)

aren't nuts high in protein?

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:28 AM (oZfic)

282 Carboninte vs. the market: http://tinyurl.com/7nkkpjx

Behold and laugh and laugh and laugh at that MoveOn JEF loving dumbass.

Posted by: jimmuy at March 14, 2012 10:29 AM (c/XSR)

283 #281

You run out of volunteers very fast when you say you want to see if their nuts go crunch between your teeth.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 10:29 AM (kcfmt)

284 well, about diet sabotage:
I have been on a diet now for almost 2 months, and yes, my coworkers bring in treats and snacks in the common area of our offices, but that is something they do regardless of who is dieting or not. I just walk by and avoid the temptation - after all I'm going to have to do the same thing when I'm off the diet, so I may as well start now. so I don't have a huge amount of sympathy for the people complaining about "diet sabotage". Unless their coworkers are force-feeding them donuts, they should just avoid the temptation.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 14, 2012 10:30 AM (7FadD)

285 I live on protein shakes.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 14, 2012 10:30 AM (WzE97)

286 However, I wish they made a protein with "crunch". Like a protein dorito.

It's called "cracklins'".

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:31 AM (9/zVj)

287 Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:24 AM (8ieXv)

Ah, the important things in life. Thanks.

Have you tried Steve's Burger in Garfield (rte.46)?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:31 AM (nEUpB)

288
>>but the cheese steak? Don't keep secrets from the NJ morons!

Greasy Tony's- Easton Ave- New Brunswick.

No charge for extra grease.

F'n delicious.

Posted by: sickinmass at March 14, 2012 10:31 AM (bcNec)

289 My friend from Mary land who thought that Steele was a great lieutenant governor is telling me that he can take all the credit he wants but "rinse pre bus has been in power long enough to have changed the primary process if he didn't agree with it". He says "it's all in the names".... "having rinse pre bus" as the republican "fearless leader" means they are rinsing before they are thrown under the bus, in other words, they are fixing to lose, otherwise they wouldn't have gotten rid of steele who probably wouldn't play their little game."

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:31 AM (oZfic)

290 Posted by: chemjeff at March 14, 2012 10:30 AM (7FadD)

Anything short of Whipped Cream on Titties and it is weakness not sabotage.

Posted by: garrett at March 14, 2012 10:32 AM (WzE97)

291
Does anyone know how to contact ace to put a you tube up?
There is a wonderful one about 0b0z0 health scare and of course, it refuses to post.

Posted by: No Fan at March 14, 2012 10:33 AM (rsOPT)

292 >>>the only way to deal with these people is to fuck with em.


Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:25 AM (ns1cq)

Last time we had my buddy and his wife over I served 24 oz Rib Eyes with mashed purple sweet potatoes drowning in coconut oil, and roasted broccoli swimming in grass-fed butter.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:33 AM (N/1Dm)

293 “I’m not here to talk about President Obama. I think he is great. I’m here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to the country,” said Matt Romney, while on the campaign trail.

http://bit.ly/wi9Fg3

Posted by: mama winger at March 14, 2012 10:33 AM (P6QsQ)

294 "Last time we had my buddy and his wife over I served 24 oz Rib Eyes with
mashed purple sweet potatoes drowning in coconut oil, and roasted
broccoli swimming in grass-fed butter."

....my god....thats beautiful.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:34 AM (ns1cq)

295 I found simply taking in less food, and making sure a much higher proportion of the food I did ingest (up from ~0% to roughly 50%) was some form of vegetable (lettuce, greenbeans, etc.) was all it took to lose ~80lbs last year.

Of course, it would have been nice if I'd also known the best way to get rid of the flab was to be doing a strength training regimen, but we do what we can. Now getting red of the paunch left over from getting rid of a large child/small woman worth of weight is giving me fits.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 10:35 AM (8y9MW)

296 I missed the definition of "JEF". I looked it up on the urban dictionary. Is the definition here and there the same?

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 10:36 AM (O3R/2)

297 since it's just TOO HARD to post an URL ...

Posted by: Gerry at March 14, 2012 10:36 AM (cumC0)

298 282 Carboninte vs. the market: http://tinyurl.com/7nkkpjxBehold and laugh and laugh and laugh at that MoveOn JEF loving dumbass.
Posted by: jimmuy at March 14, 2012 10:29 AM (c/XSR)
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Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:37 AM (8ieXv)

299 "293
“I’m not here to talk about President Obama. I think he is great. I’m
here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to the country,” said
Matt Romney, while on the campaign trail.

http://bit.ly/wi9Fg3


Posted by: mama winger at March 14, 2012 10:33 AM (P6QsQ)""John McCain Accidentally Endorses President Obama Instead of Mitt Romney [VIDEO]"
http://tinyurl.com/7zbsqm2

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:37 AM (oZfic)

300 while never giving you any reason why romney is
great except that there is a myth out there that he is the only guy who
can beat obama.


Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:23 AM (oZfic)

Except for those annoying polls that keep showing him beating Obama. I am not crazy about Mitt, I wish he was a more solid conservative, but if he has the best chance of beating president scumbag, then I am all in for Romney.

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 10:37 AM (Fv1d1)

301 aren't nuts high in protein?


Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:28 AM (oZfic)


Nuts are fine in moderation (except peanuts, which aren't really nuts anyway) but they are very high in Omega 6 and they are very calorie dense, so you want to take it easy.
I use them as I would a garnish because they do add a lot of flavor and crunch.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:38 AM (N/1Dm)

302
Gabe, the Romney shill, get your facts right before you spew propaganda.
Your 'handful' of delegates really amounts to over 75 delegates that would have been taken away from Romney and given to Santorum, that doesn't count any that would have been taken away from Newt to give to santorum if he wasn't there.
And one of those winner take all states was Virginia with their pathetically rigged election.

Assuming Santorum would have had Newt's numbers, then the delegate count would be 393 for Mitt and 409 from Santorum.
I saw that propaganda article earlier and had to laugh at they way it portrayed the situation.
If Newt leaves, Santorum will keep Mitt from getting a majority of delegates and it's quite possible that Newt's plus Santorums would equal a majority.

Posted by: doug at March 14, 2012 10:38 AM (gUGI6)

303 Well, apparently the Romney kid thinks Obama is just great.


Just great.

Great.

Posted by: mama winger at March 14, 2012 10:39 AM (P6QsQ)

304 new species of frog found, naming it The Damn Yankee Leopard Frog.

Posted by: Say What? at March 14, 2012 10:39 AM (b7L99)

305 I missed the definition of "JEF"

AOS version is Jug Eared F*ck.

Posted by: Heorot at March 14, 2012 10:40 AM (Nq/UF)

306 287 Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:24 AM (8ieXv)Ah, the important things in life. Thanks.Have you tried Steve's Burger in Garfield (rte.46)?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at March 14, 2012 10:31 AM (nEUpB)
**
No, but I will certainly investigate the situation.


Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:41 AM (8ieXv)

307 Yep to the high fat high omega 3 nuts. Still looking for crunchy protein. Why can't someone figure out how to make a chip out of a turkey without adding fat? They would be a bazillionaire. The turtido.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 10:41 AM (u50z0)

308 Cracklins'; Pork Rinds. crunchy crunchy

Posted by: housecat with fake mouse at March 14, 2012 10:43 AM (9/zVj)

309 But Rick Perry said "heartless".

Posted by: Dick Nixon at March 14, 2012 10:43 AM (kaOJx)

310
One of the biggest diet saboteurs is Church Ladies. They can't stand to see anyone trying to eat healthy. They're like the Grandmother from Hell, shoving pie and cake at you all the time.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at March 14, 2012 10:44 AM (bMLFV)

311 294 "Last time we had my buddy and his wife over I served 24 oz Rib Eyes with mashed purple sweet potatoes drowning in coconut oil, and roasted broccoli swimming in grass-fed butter."....my god....thats beautiful.
Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:34 AM (ns1cq)
**
I'm choked-up, teary eyed. That is indeed beautiful man.
**sniff**sniff**

Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 10:44 AM (8ieXv)

312 If they were truly happy, they wouldn't be so fucking snarly every time anyone else eats. They're miserable, and they can't stand that other people aren't, so they bully everyone else into being miserable too.

God knows I need to lose weight and I used to tell the smokers in our office that once I lost the weight, then I would feel free to bitch at them. Of course, I also used to have grand fun pointing out to the marathon runner inmy oldoffice who would be a huge bitch to me whenever she saw me eating, well, pretty much anything, that my blood pressure was lower than hers, I hadn't had to have four knee surgeries, my cholesterol levels were the lowest in the office and my blood sugar was perfect. Oh the glaring glares I would get.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 10:44 AM (VtjlW)

313 Wanna lose weight? Valu-rite, cigarettes and hobo jerky is the diet of champions.

Posted by: Svelte Moron at March 14, 2012 10:44 AM (/ZZCn)

314 Still looking for crunchy protein.

Soy chips? That's protein isn't it?

Posted by: Heorot at March 14, 2012 10:45 AM (Nq/UF)

315 Noot-Perry at the brokered convention.

Posted by: sad housecat at March 14, 2012 10:45 AM (9/zVj)

316 "Wanna lose weight? Valu-rite, cigarettes and hobo jerky is the diet of champions."

---jus get a job at walmart....oh yeah, youll lose weight.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at March 14, 2012 10:46 AM (ns1cq)

317 191

No free contraceptives? No leftard nookie for you!
(click on da nic)
Heh. That's what comes from reading Lysistrata and not bothering to look in the mirror.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at March 14, 2012 10:47 AM (RD7QR)

318 299"293
“I’m not here to talk about President Obama. I think he is great. I’m
here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to the country,” said
Matt Romney, while on the campaign trail.

http://bit.ly/wi9Fg3

How did you get to post that? Mine is always rejected, because it is too long, unbroken etc., etc.

Posted by: No Fan at March 14, 2012 10:49 AM (rsOPT)

319 Except for those annoying polls that keep showing him beating Obama. I
am not crazy about Mitt, I wish he was a more solid conservative, but if
he has the best chance of beating president scumbag, then I am all in
for Romney.


Like the annoying polls yesterday (trumpeted by Drudge, for a while at least) showing Romney winning in AL and MS? One poll matters- the election. And in actual election contests, Romney is not actually out-performing his competition nearly as much as he'd like you to believe.

This is what I and others have been trying to get across- "Electability" is a stupid argument, because nothing can prove electability except getting elected. And everyone in the race (including Luap Nor) has shown more success at that than Mitt Romney. Newt won more elections. Santorum won more elections. Luap Nor won more elections. Rick Perry won more elections. I'm pretty sure TPaw won more elections than Mitt Romney.

So- other than polls which are virtually meaningless, give me some evidence of his electability. I'm finally seeing some in the Primaries (because he has, indeed, won some, and they've been important ones) but not nearly as much as the Romney cheer-leaders would have you believe.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 10:49 AM (8y9MW)

320 314 Still looking for crunchy protein.Soy chips? That's protein isn't it?
Posted by: Heorot at March 14, 2012 10:45 AM (Nq/UF)



Too much soy makes you grow a vagina if you're male, though.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 14, 2012 10:51 AM (DrWcr)

321 Posted by: chemjeff at March 14, 2012 10:30 AM (7FadD)

Personal responsibility? Self control?

You are one of those bitter clingers aren't you?

Posted by: The nanny state at March 14, 2012 10:52 AM (nEUpB)

322 Mine is always rejected, because it is too long, unbroken etc., etc.
Posted by: No Fan at March 14, 2012 10:49 AM (rsOPT)



Hopefully you'll find a partner that's more accepting.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 14, 2012 10:52 AM (DrWcr)

323 Soy chips? That's protein isn't it?


Posted by: Heorot at March 14, 2012 10:45 AM (Nq/UF)


Soy is pretty terrible for you. I'd go with pork rinds also. But made sure they are fried in lard and not vegetable oil.
Fry them yourself. They are 10x better fresh.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:52 AM (N/1Dm)

324 dagny

Soy Nuts or Soy Chips might be a good option for you. The soy chips, in particular, are a good substitute for things like those rice cakes. I'm not a fan of them, but my husband needs crunchy things when he diets and he relies on them.

Also, not high protein but a good substitute for potato and tortilla chips are the chips that Corazonas makes. They're made with the plant sterols so their lipid profile is better.

Posted by: Y-not with random 80s references at March 14, 2012 10:53 AM (5H6zj)

325 What makes you think soy is bad for you, runninrebel?

Posted by: Y-not with random 80s references at March 14, 2012 10:53 AM (5H6zj)

326 Crunchy protein?

BACON!


Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 10:53 AM (O3R/2)

327 Submitted to clear up any confusion about whether we are DOOOOMED!!!!!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/6rgrbrw

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 14, 2012 10:54 AM (Hx5uv)

328 Heard on local radio this morning:

Unemployment down to seven percent, from 7.8 percent earlier this year.

Time to find a new station for the alarm clock. I don't enjoy starting my day with a leftist radio jock pissing down my back and telling me its raining.

Posted by: turbodan at March 14, 2012 10:54 AM (NtzE6)

329 Matt Romney is a progressive.

Posted by: Johnny at March 14, 2012 10:54 AM (uhPd1)

330 I'm sure that was just an honest mistake though right?

Posted by: turbodan at March 14, 2012 10:54 AM (NtzE6)

331 Still looking for crunchy protein.
Have you tried one of Ace's yellow gym socks?
He keeps them in the bottom of the hamper.

Posted by: garrett at March 14, 2012 10:55 AM (WzE97)

332 I don't enjoy starting my day with a leftist radio jock pissing down my back and telling me its raining.
Posted by: turbodan at March 14, 2012 10:54 AM (NtzE6)



Oooo, thend me hith phone number!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at March 14, 2012 10:55 AM (DrWcr)

333 What makes you think soy is bad for you, runninrebel?

Posted by: Y-not with random 80s references at March 14, 2012 10:53 AM (5H6zj)

Phytates, lectins, and other assorted anti-nutrients, high Omega 6 content, goitrgens, etc.
It's the worst of the legumes.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 10:58 AM (N/1Dm)

334
Remember all those new tax increases and regulations that were going to
save CA? Well, revenues are down 22% from last year. I would hate to see
them compare it from 2007.

****

"From the mid-1980s to 2005, California's population grew by 10 million,
while Medicaid recipients soared by seven million; tax filers paying
income taxes rose by just 150,000..."

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 14, 2012 10:58 AM (Hx5uv)

335 Soy is asian fraud perpetrated to keep the white man down.

Long live bacon!

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at March 14, 2012 10:59 AM (pVvkk)

336 I see parallels in the entertaining antics of those who do the Wikipedia editing as re "critical race theory" and the various pollsters "measuring" the JEF's "approval" number.

Posted by: I am the egg man, . . . at March 14, 2012 11:00 AM (lUmCB)

337 So- other than polls which are virtually meaningless, give me some
evidence of his electability. I'm finally seeing some in the Primaries
(because he has, indeed, won some, and they've been important ones) but
not nearly as much as the Romney cheer-leaders would have you believe.


If you need to rely on polls and primaries to tell you why Santorum and Newt aren't very electable compared to Romney, you've not been paying sufficient attention.

As to Romney, he's not in the habit of saying stupid shit on the campaign trail (Newt, Santorum), he's got exectutive experience (unlike Santorum), and doesn't have a scandal-filled history (Newt). He's organized, disciplined, and has the ability to raise money- areas Newt and Santorum are both weak.

Is Romney a sure thing? Definitely not, but he's not a sure loser either.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 14, 2012 11:01 AM (SY2Kh)

338 What makes you think soy is bad for you, runninrebel?

I'm not runninrebel, but I'm pretty sure that soy is full of various forms of estrogens.

Posted by: GMan at March 14, 2012 11:02 AM (sxq57)

339 #334

It cannot be overstated. People who feels their taxes are too high will find ways to avoid paying. High earners tend to either be of high intelligence or able to hire those of high intelligence to expedite tax avoidance for them.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 11:03 AM (kcfmt)

340 mmmmm...... bacon

appropriate for steak and BJ day:

'Ettes, your guy gives you roses on valentine's day, right? Why not return the favor?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Bacon-Roses/

Posted by: chemjeff at March 14, 2012 11:04 AM (7FadD)

341 As to Romney, he's not in the habit of saying stupid shit on the campaign trail

well, no he does. it's just that Romney's stupid shit are true gaffes, but Newt's and Rick's stupid shit are actual policy ideas.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 14, 2012 11:05 AM (7FadD)

342 I know he's not popular here (and he is certainly very anti-Romney), but Erickson makes a good point about the Romney campaign strategy: tinyurl.com/7z6qx5k

I disagree with him that Newt must drop out now, however, and here's why. Newt is unlikely to win, but when he is on his game he is the best at articulating conservative principles in a way that treads the line between the social conservative viewpoint that Santorum represents and the Rockefeller Republican viewpoint that Romney seems to favor.
So Newt's presence is helpful to the debate.

Moreover, although I right now have Santorum ahead of Romney on my preference list, the margin between them is very small. And, Romney obviously has the edge on actually winning this thing outright.

So I would like to see some well-run forums (or "debates" but not MSM debates) in which Romney persuades me that he is the better candidate. If he can't do that, then I am ready to polish Santorum to a fine sheen and get him elected.


I confess that I read some folks here say they are afraid of Santorum and I just don't get it. I am not inspired by him and there are things about him I don't like, but I'm not worried about him.

I am most worried by Paul (obviously), but next to that I am actually a little afraid of a Romney presidency, because I think he's run his campaign(s) in a way that suggests he does not understand the sort of accountability that a public official owes voters. He has only been accountable to voters for four years of his entire life. Things like that hard drive removal at the end of his term as governor and because of the "shut up that's why" reasoning of his team really upset me. But he is still better than Obama. It's just that I think if he gets in there are going to be some upsetting times ahead.

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:06 AM (5H6zj)

343 >>>I'm pretty sure that soy is full of various forms of estrogens.


Yes, Isoflavones. You have to consume a lot of soy before this becomes a problem but it can upturn your hormone profile.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 11:06 AM (N/1Dm)

344 Isn't it time for a new post?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 14, 2012 11:01 AM (SY2Kh)

Which is fine, but not to the point. The post I was responding to was specifically citing polls. I was pointing out why polls are somewhat less than reliable.

As to the rest: Dumb Statements (A Mandate is Fundamentally Conservative.)- Check. He doesn't have a scandalous past, but I'm still unsure of the effect of the Anti-Mormon media blitz which will inevitably come once (if) he's the nominee, so I'll concede that, with the proviso that it may be a wash.

And I'm not saying that he's unelectable. I'm saying that it's not actually evident that Santorum or Newt are. So drop the whole "electability" argument all together, and let's see who represents us best. For some it will still be Romney. For others, it'll be Santorum or Newt. My horse fell dead from self-inflicted wounds long ago, and the Feds have declared that my primary vote doesn't count anyway, so I'm just here to kibitz from the sidelines and hopefully help people make up their minds.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 11:07 AM (8y9MW)

345 Delegates are irrelevant.
Primaries are irrelevant.
You will be assimilated.
Resistance is futile.

Posted by: The Mittens Collective at March 14, 2012 11:07 AM (7FadD)

346 345 Delegates are irrelevant.Primaries are irrelevant.You will be assimilated.Resistance is futile.
Posted by: The Mittens Collective at March 14, 2012 11:07 AM (7FadD)



Do we get made taller, better-coiffed and well-heeled as part of the assimilation process?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 14, 2012 11:09 AM (DrWcr)

347 I've long believed Newt would be far more effective in an advisory or Cabinet position. He has exactly the wrong personality for a frontline politician. One of the things that got him in trouble in the past was talking to the press like a group of admiring students after class. An ill-chosen line wouldn't be 'Prof. Gingrinch said this goofy thing,' it would be tomorrow's gotcha headline.

Being in a supporting role would give him some cover from that.

Posted by: epobirs at March 14, 2012 11:09 AM (kcfmt)

348 I nominate Vic for Doom-meister

Posted by: RayJ at March 14, 2012 11:10 AM (pI/IV)

349 Just tuned into the beck show on the internet and he has guests discussing a brokered convention.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:11 AM (oZfic)

350 No soy overload. Omega 3 again. Maybe a turkey dehydrater? Turkey jerky! I'm going to research that.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 11:11 AM (u50z0)

351 Is it time for the gnashing of teeth yet?

***

We're well past mere weeping and wailing.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 14, 2012 11:12 AM (Hx5uv)

352
Last week I guaranteed that Noot would drop out today.

As of yet, Noot is not cooperating.

But there's still time left in the day.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 14, 2012 11:12 AM (jUytm)

353 Very funny, the guest analyzing the race, will was forced to admit that he was a romney guy. SE cupp said if she had to vote today she would vote for Santorum.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:13 AM (oZfic)

354 After doing a lot of investigating into dietary things a couple of years ago, I use the Mayo Clinic as my go-to resource. They toe the line between scientific evidence-based recommendations and alternatives that are safe. In other words, they are conservative.

I find no contraindications (aside from the usual things you find for any food product) for soy.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/soy/AN01289

www.mayoclinic.com/health/soy/NS_patient-soy

Moderation in all things. Perhaps if you used soy for 100% of your protein needs you'd run into a problem, but using soy crisps as a snack is not going to be a problem imho.

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:13 AM (5H6zj)

355 I mean high omega 6 not 3. Three good, 6 bad.

My latest snack is fake crab (it's just pollack) dipped in malt vinegar. Yum.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 11:14 AM (u50z0)

356
Worst case scenario: Mitt is forced to take Santorum on the ticket.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 14, 2012 11:14 AM (jUytm)

357 So- other than polls which are virtually
meaningless, give me some evidence of his electability. I'm finally
seeing some in the Primaries (because he has, indeed, won some, and
they've been important ones) but not nearly as much as the Romney
cheer-leaders would have you believe.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 10:49 AM (8y9MW)

If the polls show him beating Obama by the greatest margin, what else is there to go by? Are you say Luap is a better candidate because he won more elections? Comparing this presidential election to local elections of the past is comparing apples and bananas. Of the crop that is left, I like Newt best when electability is not considered, but the polls say he can't win. Santorum is terrible, just doesn't come across well. You don't believe in polls, fine.What is your criteria?

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 11:14 AM (Fv1d1)

358 >>my blood pressure was lower than hers, I hadn't had to have four knee
surgeries, my cholesterol levels were the lowest in the office and my
blood sugar was perfect.

Yup. Thin does not automagically equal healthy. Unthin does not automagically equal unhealthy.

And why should non-runners have to pay for the knee surgeries of people who chose to abuse their bodies with running?!


Happy New Year to our Sikh morons!

I'm off for lunch, which will include both red meat and chocolate, so I don't kill anyone this afternoon.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 14, 2012 11:15 AM (ZKzrr)

359 Sweet pickles are great on diets, the ones with artificial sweetener for diabetics. Regular pickles are great too, very satisfying and crunchy but few calories and filling and believe it or not, they go great with most foods.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:15 AM (oZfic)

360 Why is Santorum considered conservative? Because he is a social con? He is just a big government social con. We are doomed if he wins.

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 11:16 AM (Fv1d1)

361 Oh yeah...its time to start thinking about lunch.

Posted by: dananjcon's dingy is bigger than yours at March 14, 2012 11:16 AM (8ieXv)

362 I think soy is another one of those lobbyist frauds. My grandfather had a farm that was soybeans as far as the eye could see. The beans replaced the cotton that had been grown there for since 1830. They used to feed it to the cattle but I guess some politician and lobby group decided to feed it to people.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 11:16 AM (u50z0)

363 Beef jerky, deep fried. Crunchy goodness and protein, plus it makes vegans cry.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at March 14, 2012 11:16 AM (6BgmB)

364 Last night someone commented that romney would in all probability be discussing with newt paying off his campaign debt. Another instance of buying the election?

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:17 AM (oZfic)

365 I don't think Santorum would be a good running mate. If Romney has to take a "social conservative" (I hate that term, but whatever) to shore up his base support, I'm sure he could find a better campaigner.

I actually think Newt would be an interesting VP choice for Romney. The idea of him presiding over the Senate gives me a slight thrill, as well.

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:18 AM (5H6zj)

366 I've often wondered why no one has brought up the issue of natural oceanic transgression, which every first year geology student is taught, whenever the issue of the sea level increase. These nice people did a while back. Apparently, the weren't white enough to be taken seriously. So much for liberal respect for other races.

http://www.biocab.org/carbon_dioxide_geological_timescale.html

Posted by: Feynmangroupie at March 14, 2012 11:19 AM (oI744)

367 Beck saying the governor of puerto rico might be the VP pick for romney.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:19 AM (oZfic)

368 >>>No soy overload. Omega 3 again.

You mean 6. You want to avoid excess Omega 6.

The rule of thumb with poly-unsaturated fats, Omega 3s and 6s in particular (the "essential" oils) is that you want to consume them in a ratio of 2:1, 6s to 3s. You also want to keep the total poly consumption to 4% or less of your daily calories or less.

You can do that by avoiding all excess 6 and eating salmon a 2 or 3 times a week, or supplementing 3s.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 11:19 AM (N/1Dm)

369 I think soybeans have been a traditional food for the Japanese for ages.

Sure, it's trendy, but that's just like the olive oil kick. People look to societies that have longevity and say "hey, maybe if we eat what they eat we'll live long, too."

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:19 AM (5H6zj)

370 What is your criteria?

1) Who is most conservative?
Sadly, at this point, that's a toss-up. How did we let that happen?

2) Who is actively trying to promote my interests?
Right now, that's Rick Santorum, with Newt close behind.

The thing is, though (not letting you get away with changing the subject here): polls are useless. And, yes, I agree with you that just because someone won previous elections doesn't mean he'll win this one. The whole point is that "electability" is a stupid measure by which to select a candidate.

You're trying to read other peoples' minds, and that seldom (if ever) works. So focus, instead, on the the issues that are important to you, and pick the guy who best represents you on those issues.

It would be even better if you'd given thought to the philosophical foundations of your beliefs on those issues- but virtually no one does, so that's more in the nature of "nice to have" than any kind of requirement.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 11:20 AM (8y9MW)

371 Stew just said Gingrich is tossing around the idea of rick perry as vp. Beck dismissed him with "not going to happen".

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:20 AM (oZfic)

372 "We are doomed if [Santorum] wins."

Doomed?!

Obama's a better alternative? really?

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at March 14, 2012 11:21 AM (niW49)

373 Here's a stupid policy idea from Mitt - he says he'll grant waivers from Obamacare to all fifty states.

You shouldn't base policy on abuse of executive power.

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at March 14, 2012 11:22 AM (Ag6fu)

374 In 2007, Fortuño joined Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) and 128 other co-sponsors in filing HR 900, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, to establish a self-determination process leading to political status change for Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:22 AM (5H6zj)

375 The reason I'm off of soy is that my oldest son got tummy aches from milk when he was a baby, even through the breast milk. I eventually weaned him and put him on a soy formula since he had trouble with milk, hated to eat, and was underweight. We then went through a bazillion ear infections. He would even get those when on a maintenance anti-biotic. He was always congested and couldn't sleep unless he was upright. I was exhausted. I finally found a pediatric allergist who would use hundreds of little back skin tests to completely define what he was allergic to. Soy. Out of hundreds of things, some of which he had low level problems with like orange, the big one was soy. I took all soy away and he's never been sick again. Now he's 20. However, I did learn in the process that soy is IN EVERTHING. You are getting huge doses of soy if you aren't looking at every label.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 11:23 AM (u50z0)

376 <<Why is Santorum considered conservative? Because he is a social con? He
is just a big government social con. We are doomed if he wins.>>

It's like that scene in the movie Hall Pass Where they all are talking about some hot chick. Then one guy shows that if you remove her uglier friends from view she's ugly too.

Any of the candidates we have been offered are going to require beer goggles to pull the lever for.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 14, 2012 11:23 AM (tf9Ne)

377 "President Obama's national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection (http://tinyurl.com/7ntnzc2) released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law."http://tinyurl.com/7t64knp

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:24 AM (oZfic)

378 If Santorum wins the nomination, you can kiss a GOP win in Nov. goodbye. He scares the "horses", those true Independents that determine the outcome of every presidential election.

As I said last night, a social conservative that isn't a fiscal conservative isn't really a social conservative.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 11:24 AM (O3R/2)

379 You mean 6. You want to avoid excess Omega 6.

I had already corrected that, thanks. It was a typo.

Posted by: dagny at March 14, 2012 11:25 AM (u50z0)

380
287, I'm pretty sure I've driven by this place about eight thousand times. Will have to try it now

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at March 14, 2012 11:26 AM (XWb4y)

381 Here's a stupid policy idea from Mitt - he says he'll grant waivers from Obamacare to all fifty states.

Don't forget the indexing the minimum wage to inflation or an additional $2.00 a gallon gas tax. Simply brilliant Willard.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at March 14, 2012 11:29 AM (6BgmB)

382 "The New York Times Has Refused To Run An Anti-Muslim Ad Just Days After Running A Similar Anti-Catholic Ad"http://tinyurl.com/74awc98
and, the attack on Catholics continues....


Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:29 AM (oZfic)

383 Doomed?!

Obama's a better alternative? really?


Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at March 14, 2012 11:21 AM (niW49)

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Obama would beat Santorum - that is our doom. I was not suggesting a vote for JEF. Never happen.

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 11:29 AM (Fv1d1)

384 Of course I would vote for Rick if he got the nomination.

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 11:30 AM (Fv1d1)

385 378 If Santorum wins the nomination, you can kiss a GOP win in Nov. goodbye. He scares the "horses", those true Independents

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They ALL have things that can be used to try to scare off Independents.

We can (and should) still be duking it out over which candidate we prefer, but we should also be steeling ourselves to drag the ass of WHOEVER the nominee is over the finish line.

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:30 AM (5H6zj)

386 >>>I think soybeans have been a traditional food for the Japanese for ages.


Not really. It's a vegan myth that Asian cultures eat lots of soy. They don't, and when they do it is most often in fermented form, which destroys many of the harmful properties.

The science on soy is pretty conclusive that it's no good.

In fact, the latest science points to chronic inflammation at the cellular level and oxidative stress as the root cause of virtually all neolithic diseases and conditions. This implicates, grains, legumes, vegetable and seed oils, and sugar as the main detriments to our health. Eat fewer of those substances and you'll be much healthier.

This is basically a revolution in health science but it will still takes years to filter to the mainstream.


Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 11:31 AM (N/1Dm)

387 The science on soy is pretty conclusive that it's no good.
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Sorry, I'm going to need some Medline citations from that. Feel free to get technical. My PhD is in life science.

Posted by: Y-not at March 14, 2012 11:32 AM (5H6zj)

388 I have an alergy to soy. Have you looked at the packaging labels ....everything have soy in it!!
soups, mayo, salad dressings, frozen foods resturants use it to cook in. Ya' killin me, Smalls!

Posted by: Say What? at March 14, 2012 11:33 AM (b7L99)

389 Obama would beat Santorum - that is our doom

And now we're back to theoretical "electability." It's crap. It's nonsense. It's irrational.

Any of our candidates are capable (doesn't mean they will, just that they could) of beating SCOAMT. Any of them. Well, maybe not Luap Nor, but I don't count him anyway. There have been polls showing Santorum close to- and even a few show him beating- Obama. There have been polls showing Obama beating Romney. Polls, especially polls 8 months out, are worse than useless.

I say "worse than" because, by paying them too much attention, you can convince yourself to support the candidate you support the least "because he can win." Don't do that.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 14, 2012 11:33 AM (8y9MW)

390 When a place like business insider goes all in the tank for romney then you know he's the guy barack is looking forward to defeating.

I heard this morning on talk radio that at this point it's all about quashing the inevitability of romney. I wonder why there are no polls asking the republican base if they would vote only down ticket if romney is their nominee?

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:34 AM (oZfic)

391 Its amazing Romneybots still try to peg Santorun as unelectable. All we've heard for a month was how the contraceptive issue was going to kill us. Yet Obama apparently has taken a nose dive in the polls because of it. And Santorum was the only one really vocally against Obama on the subject.

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at March 14, 2012 11:34 AM (Ag6fu)

392 Plus the gingrich daughters are right, the president is responding to newt's attacks. Yet folks are calling for him to get out.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:36 AM (oZfic)

393 The whole point is that "electability" is a stupid measure by which to select a candidate.

By your criteria - yes.

By the criteria of others - no.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 14, 2012 11:40 AM (7FadD)

394 Ah, so axelrod deleted a tweet and apparently in the part of the beck show I missed, beck got all up in his grill about it. http://tinyurl.com/6llzm3n

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 11:41 AM (oZfic)

395 Maybe polls are useless. Leaving aside electability, I just don't like Santorum. I do not want a big government social con for our nominee. I will get drunk and pull the lever for him if I have to, but I think he is a crappy candidate. He sounds whiny and constipated, and scolds his audience.
If I am called a Romneybot, that is hilarious. I like Palin, Perry, Newt and probably many others ahead of Romney, but I think he is better than Rick (and obviously Luap).

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 11:44 AM (Fv1d1)

396 I, too, will vote for Santorum if he gets the nomination. I still like Perry the best. Too bad about the meds preventing him from remembering the 3rd Fed. dept. to axe. Santorum is picking fights over the wrong narratives. NRO has a good interview with Michael Barone on the subject today.

Instead of the narrative being about Conscientious Objections, Santorum has framed the narrative about Contraception. "How to lose the Independents 101"

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 11:50 AM (O3R/2)

397 Here's another stupid policy idea from Mitt -- he says regulators and businesses should be friends, like in China.


Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at March 14, 2012 11:53 AM (Ag6fu)

398 I won't even have to get drunk to vote for Santorum. I plan on getting wasted the day after the election, either to celebrate or to drown my sorrows.

If the JEF wins, maybe I'll go back to smoking pot. Haven't done that in 20 years.

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 11:54 AM (O3R/2)

399 Y-not,

I'm not a food scientist so you would have to look at the studies cited by Robb Wolf, Loren Cordain, and Diane Gregg in their books.

But the main problem with soy comes down to the fact that soy contains high concentrations of anti-nutritional compounds which create inflammation in the gut, this leads to dysbioses of the gut flora and a high level of gut permeability. That situation then creates a unfavorable immune response, disregulates the food reward system in the brain, and sparks chronic inflamation throughtout the body, obesity, insulin resistance, etc. etc.


Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 11:55 AM (N/1Dm)

400 For Santorum to bring up or even react to MSM bait about contraceptives is insanity in terms of electoral strategy, with the volumes of material that could be used against obama now that he has a track record. Rick will fall into the MSM trap every time. Doesn't matter if he is right or not, it will still put him on the defensive when he must attack obama.

Posted by: real joe at March 14, 2012 11:55 AM (Fv1d1)

401 Does anyone think Romney is a small government conservative?

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at March 14, 2012 11:55 AM (Ag6fu)

402 Does anyone think Santorum is a conservative?

Posted by: Jimbo at March 14, 2012 11:57 AM (O3R/2)

403 The health crisis in America seems to have a few main pathways:

1.) Disregulation of the gut > chronic inflammation> obesity> disease.

2.) Excess consumption of Omega 6> chronic inflammation starting at the cellular level> disease.

3.) Excess high glycemic index carbs> high blood glucose> insulin resistance> chronic inflammation> disease.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 12:05 PM (N/1Dm)

404 "Obama camp: If election were today, Mitt would win..."
translation, "please republicans, we are ready to run against romney, it's all laid out, don't screw with us now"

via drudge upper left

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 12:07 PM (oZfic)

405 While the WSJ is over the barrel, let me get in line. Their proofreading is atrocious, nearly as bad as the other "nationals." Used to be, the Journal was a standard of correct usage. Seven columns, too.

This morning, they captioned a surveyor shot of the Washington Monument as "to see if it sunk since last year's earthquake."

I thought, why not say "done sunk" and be done with it?


Posted by: comatus at March 14, 2012 12:21 PM (ZOlM3)

406 403
The health crisis in America seems to have a few main pathways:

1.) Disregulation of the gut > chronic inflammation> obesity> disease.

2.) Excess consumption of Omega 6> chronic inflammation starting at the cellular level> disease.

3.) Excess high glycemic index carbs> high blood glucose> insulin resistance> chronic inflammation> disease.


Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 12:05 PM (N/1Dm)

Actually I would amend this:1.) Disregulation of the gut > chronic inflammation starting from the gut > disease.
2.) Excess Omega 6 > Inflammation starting at the cellular level > disease.
3.) Excess HGI carbs > Insulin and Leptin resistance > chronic inflammation > disease.
Obesity seems to occur via all of these pathways but is not necessarily automatic or necessary for disease to occur.

Posted by: runninrebel at March 14, 2012 12:35 PM (N/1Dm)

407 Can one of you smarties please explain to a schlub what all of this "glycemic index" stuff is? It sounded to me like a bunch of snakeoil that Dan Marino was trying to use to get me to buy NutriSystem...

Now you all talking about starts to lend it actual credibility.

Posted by: reason at March 14, 2012 12:47 PM (V40IZ)

408 Terrorist car bomb just misses Panetta on his 'surprise visit' DRUDGE

Posted by: Cast Iron at March 14, 2012 12:49 PM (EL+OC)

409
Kony: The activists - mostly liberal/progressive - wants the US to send military 'advisors' to Uganda...which has already happened.
Now, they want more...more money for their 501(c)3, which uses less than 30% of the money for the purposes claimed...and they more US troops 'in country.'
Problem, is, Kony is no longer in Uganda...and he currently has less than three hundred troops of his own...

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at March 14, 2012 12:57 PM (MpJXw)

410 I am ready to blow a gasket over the Obama flag on facebook. The moment I find a "credible" non-Fox news source to link to ...

(No personal vendetta against them, but I'm going to be dealing with liberals who will probably pull the "Fox News is biased" card)

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at March 14, 2012 01:07 PM (v3pYe)

411 "Weed out the morally
bankrupt people, no matter how much money they make for the firm. And
get the culture right again, so people want to work here for the right
reasons. People who care only about making money will not sustain this
firm — or the trust of its clients — for very much longer." http://tinyurl.com/84gqru3

For
those still not understanding why romney isn't gaining steam, why
Santorum and Gingrich are still in the race, maybe you should read the
entire letter, it's well worth your time.

via zero hedge http://tinyurl.com/87o2eqy

Fascinating way to resign.

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 02:11 PM (oZfic)

412 402; grading on the Romney scale, yes.

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at March 14, 2012 03:06 PM (CoaN7)

413 "VIDEO: Indiana Priest Speaks out on War Against Religious Liberty"
"It’s a rare moment indeed when Catholic priests speak from the pulpit on
political issues, but across the country, pastors and bishops are
taking a stand in opposition to Obamacare’s attack on religious
liberties." http://tinyurl.com/7lv5g8q"Cliff Kincaid: Maryland priest Father Larry Swink "nails" Obama in Sunday homily" http://tinyurl.com/6rwbdxp

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 03:59 PM (oZfic)

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

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2012 07:03 PM (7W3wI)

415 "'Jerry Maguire' Memo Now Circulating Around Goldman Is Urging Employees To Follow Greg Smith And Quit" http://tinyurl.com/6r8w36x

Posted by: wondering at March 14, 2012 10:48 PM (oZfic)

416 Some more hot female teacher and male student liaisons!
With Pics!


Where were these chicks when I was in HS?

http://tinyurl.com/77got7o

Posted by: Lord Monochromicorn at March 14, 2012 11:52 PM (TwHzK)






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