Top Headline Comments 4-25-12

Happy Wednesday.

The President lied his little pointy head off yesterday when he claimed to quote---"I'm just quoting here. I'm just quoting . . . I didn’t make this up"---from Republican Congresswoman Virginia Fox on irresponsible student loan debt. He claimed she said she had "very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt because there’s no reason for that." In fact, she said she had "very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt because there’s no reason for that."

351 small banks can't repay $15 billion in TARP loans.

"It was like a shootout in the movies!" said one neighbor after two NYPD officers unloaded 84 bullets at a man last night. The man shot once at the NYPD officers and they returned fire. Both police officers reloaded twice during the barrage. The man was hit fourteen times. He lived.

The Supreme Court will hear argument today in the case of United States v. Arizona. It's the Arizona immigration law case. The high court is also expected to release at least one opinion later this morning.

With respect to the primaries last night, Romney secured 146 delegates last night. Paul got 4. Gingrich got 0. Romney also took every single county in each of the five states.

I guarantee you there will be pundits today wringing their hands about voter turnout last night. They'll be pretending that turnout (which I assume was low, but didn't bother to check because any moron could tell you it'll be low) is an indicator of how dedicated Romney's voters really are. They'll be pretending this because pundits have to pundit about something and their pulpy little parietal lobes don't have a lot of punditry primed for a primary with only pro forma polls pending.

Newsflash: the GOP candidate will be Romney; not only does everyone know it, but everyone has known it for over a week now. So obsessing over the turnout last night is stupid for a few obvious reasons:

(1) Incentives matter. What's the incentive to vote if your vote isn't going to affect the outcome of the race?
(2) Disincentives also matter. Why vote if your preferred candidate has dropped out and you're left with candidates you'd really not pull the lever for?
(3) Obama ate a dog. Last night's contests in no way reflect the incentives and disincentives of participating in the general election.

First person to tweet me a link to a pundit moaning about turnout last night gets my undying gratitude and a free year's subscription to the HQ, but mostly just a free year's subscription to the HQ.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:53 AM



Comments

1 Barky is a compulsive liar.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 06:57 AM (O4AQQ)

2 And....crazy as a sprayed roach.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 06:58 AM (O4AQQ)

3 Must've been the dog meat diet in his formative years.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 06:59 AM (O4AQQ)

4 Mornin Gabriel. .....Romney gave a good speech last night.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:02 AM (O4AQQ)

5 "Obama ate a dog"
i wonder how many.

Posted by: Avi at April 25, 2012 07:03 AM (J3gb4)

6 They'll be pretending this because pundits have to pundit about
something and their pulpy little parietal lobes don't have a lot of
punditry primed for a primary with only pro forma polls pending.


Please.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2012 07:04 AM (YXmuI)

7 Pfffff.



Pfffff < meh.

Posted by: s☺me☼e at April 25, 2012 07:05 AM (HNn1q)

8 I guarantee you there will be pundits today wringing their hands about voter turnout last night.

There were plenty of people wringing their hands about Romney's ceiling of 20-25% of the vote, and that "conservatives" would never vote for him. Why bother about them.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2012 07:05 AM (YXmuI)

9 Romney gave a good speech last night.

Yeah, I saw an excerpt and liked it. Especially the part about school choice. That would be a very good thing for everyone -- except public school teachers unions. They're gonna have a shit-fit. Why? Because FU, the taxpayer, that's why.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 25, 2012 07:07 AM (phlKA)

10 @4 I heard some cuts from that speech on the way in this morning. Not only was it a good speech, I think he's starting to exhibit the highly desirable ability to slam Obama without making it sound like a personal attack.

This is going to be fun.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2012 07:08 AM (YXmuI)

11 "It's still about the economy....and we're not stupid" --- Good line.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:09 AM (O4AQQ)

12 Before I go out to find you that link about a moaning pundit, let's make sure we agree on what "undying gratitude" really means.

Because neither one of us want you to leave a legacy as "Obama-class"liar.

So if I need some one to pick up the laundry and detail my car, relying on your gratitude...I'm good, right?

And in ten years I show up with the wife needing a place to stay for the weekend, and maybe that weekend stretches into a week, or even a month or two, that undying gratitude lives on, correct?

Since your gratitude, unlike you, is undying, my great-great grandchildren can summon your spirit for a little help during their SATs, no problem? You won't give them bogus answers?

OK, I'm off to look for that link.

Posted by: Sweet Lou at April 25, 2012 07:10 AM (Zgm27)

13 I win! I win!

Quote:
'The only thing missing from most polling places Tuesday were the tumbleweeds. To describe turnout as a trickle would be generous and even voters in the New York State Republican presidential primary were themselves caught off-guard.'

Then they caught up with 'Curious'
"Among Republican friends of mine, everybody is dissatisfied with the slate and they wish somebody would jump in to save it," said a Manhattanite. "They're probably staying home to tend their 150 cats."

Okay, I may have taken liberty with that last line.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at April 25, 2012 07:12 AM (phlKA)

14 Lol, Schrödinger's cat.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:14 AM (O4AQQ)

15 New York Times headline:

The Enthusiasm Gap: Low Primary Turnout Raises GOP Concerns Over An Obama Landslide

http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh

Not a "pundit," technically, but a straight news story. Do I still win?

Posted by: Average Joe at April 25, 2012 07:15 AM (2Y56z)

16 Romney sounded.... Presidential.

Posted by: Nutmeg Moron at April 25, 2012 07:15 AM (Vg4Vv)

17 Well, I'm really fucked now.

Posted by: Newt Gingrich at April 25, 2012 07:15 AM (g1fN1)

18 Romney's speech had the excellent quality of turning democrat themes back on them and politely shoving it in their faces.

1. It's the economy - and we're not stupid. (Carville must have gnashed his teeth at that.)

2. The "It's unfair" riff (unfair to trap inner city kids in bad schools for example)

Also saw that he isn't castigating people for voting for Obama, but blaming him for not living up to his promises.

And he is also using a variation of Reagan's "Are you better off?" line.

It was swell!

Posted by: Miss Marple at April 25, 2012 07:20 AM (GoIUi)

19 The economy is our fault. We have failed to acknowledge his greatness and implement his hope and dreams.

Posted by: we, who disappoint him at April 25, 2012 07:20 AM (Gx2QR)

20 13 -

I am in no way connected to the awarding of Gabe's undying gratitude, but if I were, that wouldn't qualify.

I think we would all forwarding your way, our undying something or other, if you had indeed, found a real quote like that from our New York "friend."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2012 07:20 AM (Gc/Qi)

21 I'm not as upset as I thought I would be. Romney's speech was fantastic and I'm excited as he'll to start the general election. LET'S FUCKING DO THIS.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at April 25, 2012 07:21 AM (lC5gF)

22 Average Joe wins.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2012 07:21 AM (Gc/Qi)

23 Excited as HELL. Damn phone.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at April 25, 2012 07:22 AM (lC5gF)

24
They gotta keep Romney out of the news.

I predict many squirrel sightings between now and November.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 25, 2012 07:24 AM (7+pP9)

25 Since Vic hasn't shown up, brilliant job by the SEC fuckheads on botching the anonymity of a whistleblower in their investigation of Pipeline Trading Systems. I have mixed feelings about whistleblowers; on the one hand I think a party has the right to face their accuser but on the other if people come forward because they want their identity protected, the cocksuckers who promised it should fucking A well make sure that happens. Because it's de gubiment, I'm sure no heads will roll over this; I don't think anybody was let go for spilling Linda Tripp's personnel files. Bottom line: Don't trust the fucking government.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 25, 2012 07:25 AM (4atNB)

26 Beckel F-Bombs Hannity, Refuses to Believe He Was On-Air

LULZ.

http://tinyurl.com/7urlogt

Posted by: nickless at April 25, 2012 07:28 AM (MMC8r)

27 NYPD shootout: Only 1 in 6 shots fired even hit the bad guy, none were fatal. It was like a western.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 25, 2012 07:29 AM (4q5tP)

28 The feds have about a million hot lines set up for "whistle blowers". If you just want to blow the whistle and you don't want "credit" then it's a snap. If you are trying to get a promotion or political good will out of your whistle blowing--that's when keeping you a secret starts to get complicated. I don't know what happened here but my feeling is that if you're gonna rat you'd better put so many layers between you and what ever is going on that no one could ever figure it out. But I'm married to a Sicilian.....

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 07:29 AM (4yXmp)

29 pulpy little parietal lobes don't have a lot of punditry primed for a primary with only pro forma polls pending


Awesome alliteration.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 25, 2012 07:30 AM (Gk3SS)

30 25....brilliant job by the SEC fuckheads on botching the anonymity of a whistleblower in their investigation

Sending the message...."And let this be a lesson to all you other potential whistle-blowers out there".

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:31 AM (O4AQQ)

31 Prissy little pooping parasites piss me off

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 07:32 AM (4yXmp)

32 we, who disappoint him

At last, a new entry into the "my favorite socks" category.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2012 07:33 AM (YXmuI)

33 Lol Dagny @ 31

Posted by: small town girl at April 25, 2012 07:35 AM (UB6eP)

34 31 Prissy little pooping parasites piss me off

The ones parading their pathetic little priapisms in public parks?

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:38 AM (O4AQQ)

35
Low voter turnout = complacency and apathy.

We're in deep trouble.

And this post is stupid.

Posted by: soothie at April 25, 2012 07:40 AM (LVtr+)

36 Whistleblow thru an attorney

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 07:40 AM (uekSI)

37 34 -

"The ones parading their pathetic little priapisms in public parks?"


Parking their Park Avenues on Park Avenue, pretending to preen over the plight of the proletariat.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2012 07:40 AM (Gc/Qi)

38 Awesome alliteration.

Honestly, it started out innocent enough and then when I realized what was happening I couldn't stop it. Only change I ended up making was "parietal lobes" for "brains."

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at April 25, 2012 07:41 AM (+zL0z)

39 Parking their Park Avenues on Park Avenue, pretending to preen over the plight of the proletariat.

Pwning.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at April 25, 2012 07:41 AM (+zL0z)

40 Inevitability aside, turnout matters. People are just not that into him. And disturbingly there were several reports here in New York State- albeit anecdotal - that some voters were being obstructed from the polling places?

Well, it's all over from the shouting that Mitt is it. Didn't like him but I will support him.

All I can say is, he better go after SCOAMF as hard as he did his fellow candidates. The benchmark will be if he pulls a Lovitz, but more eloquently.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (Af3Wg)

41 I am starting to warm up to Romney, and his speech last night was wonderful. It made me realize how much I've missed having a leader who believes in America and Americans. I think if he continues with this kind of upbeat, positive message, it will help him a lot with undecided voters. Also, continuing to use humor to deflect criticisms from the Obama camp will work in his favor. Since Democrats don't have a sense of humor, you can hear the gnashing of teeth from their side, and it is a lovely sound.

Posted by: Laura Castellano at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (fuw6p)

42 Other then Gabe

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (uekSI)

43 Headline
Dog Eating President Lies Again

Posted by: Beto at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (cYQg0)

44 I don't know what happened here but my feeling is
that if you're gonna rat you'd better put so many layers between you and
what ever is going on that no one could ever figure it out. But I'm
married to a Sicilian.....


Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 07:29 AM (4yXmp)


I don't know what the whole chain of events was here but what ultimately happened was the SEC's shyster ambulance chaser presented a witness with a notebook from the whistleblower and the witness recognized the handwriting. I'm sure the lazy fucks could've typed it out in transcript form to protect the identity.

Whistleblowing is a dangerous game. I once had the opportunity to fuck over a former employer because of chicanery they pulled with the company's savings plan which cost the participants. I ultimately didn't pursue it for a variety of reasons, the main one being that I was afraid that the fall guys for this wouldn't be the ones that benefited from it. But I also was concerned about how it would impact my future.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (4atNB)

45 The left is going to make this a propaganda war 'cuz that's all they've got. They will either demonize or ignore our candidate every chance they get. Our job is twofold; work hard for our Party and not give in to the fake despair they are attempting to create.

Posted by: small town girl at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (hRNoZ)

46
If Barky - according to his friends - would easily poll 70% of the vote in any other country but ours, why doesn't he take his meterosexual, faux sophisticated ass overseas and run?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 25, 2012 07:44 AM (lce0m)

47
Meanwhile Obama is recruiting millions of new college students to vote for him...twice. Once at home and another time in their college town.

But don't worry pitiful voter turnout in the GOP primaries.

And don't worry about polls.

The election is far far away.

And everyone hates Obama.

Posted by: soothie at April 25, 2012 07:45 AM (DlaLh)

48 41 Posted by: Laura Castellano at April 25, 2012 07:42 AM (fuw6p)


I concur. I think the attack on Ann Romney and the phony war on women was a potential camel-back-breaking-straw that can attract the so-called independents and moderates.

I think most people want to dump Obama; they just need a good enough excuse. As if the disaster of the past 3.5 years isn't enough of one!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 07:47 AM (Af3Wg)

49 why doesn't he take his ****overseas and run

Because they talk a better "inclusiveness" game than they play.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2012 07:47 AM (YXmuI)

50 47 -

All of that is true. Thanks, I was feeling a little down this morning, you cheered me up!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2012 07:48 AM (Gc/Qi)

51 49 -

And despite what they say, this is the one country in this world where a young black man can get a fair shot.
Although that fair shot is not guaranteed to end well for them.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2012 07:50 AM (Gc/Qi)

52 Schrodinger's cat. Who can be thought of as alive or dead?

Posted by: Case at April 25, 2012 07:51 AM (FKGw9)

53 Hey Yankeefifth, did you get a chance to read Footfall yet? You may want to.

It seems the ETs from the Dog Star who have a secret base on Pluto are coming for Barky over the whole dog eating mess.

http://tinyurl.com/83snedy

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 07:51 AM (PJaud)

54
They'll be pretending this because pundits have to pundit about something and their pulpy little parietal lobes don't have a lot of punditry primed for a primary with only pro forma polls pending. <<<<<

Knock it off.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 07:53 AM (JDIKC)

55 48....I think most people want to dump Obama; they just need a good enough excuse. As if the disaster of the past 3.5 years isn't enough of one!

I think the best way to offer them a good face-saving excuse...is with the narrative:

"The media kept the Truth from you."

The way that the media even intentionally doctored the 911 tapes of Zimmerman is one good example. ....There are others. ....And the continued vetting of Barky, is an ongoing imperative.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:54 AM (O4AQQ)

56 Obama slow jams the news on the Fallon show. WARNING: Do not watch if you have eaten within the last 48 hours. As both my husband I am unemployed I am afraid to say anything further.

http://tinyurl.com/6mxxthg

Posted by: jeannebodine at April 25, 2012 07:56 AM (byR8d)

57 PA voters didn't have to show their IDs yesterday, but will in November. So the elections there yesterday were sort of a trial run. Some grumping was heard.

http://tinyurl.com/7q7ksw2

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 07:57 AM (ccXZP)

58 55 Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 07:54 AM (O4AQQ)


Yes and it's also about the candidate. Romney has to start being proud of conservative values instead of being defensive. People will respond to a positive message of what America is supposed to be stand for, especially as it contrasts to the blathering divide and conquer rhetoric of SCOAMF.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 07:57 AM (Af3Wg)

59 Obama may be attempting to recruit millions of college students to vote twice but enthusiasm is low. These kids are in debt with no jobs on the horizen. They see their parents struggling. They see all their friends in the same situation. This is NOT 2008. Only a relatively few stupid ones will turn out for him, the ones that believe "he just needs more time".

I've worked on campus for 16 years. This is what I'm seeing.

Posted by: small town girl at April 25, 2012 07:57 AM (BCz1s)

60 Posted by: Anna Puma
.....
Siriusly?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 25, 2012 07:58 AM (UTq/I)

61 Jeannebodine, wow. Just wow. Totally indifferent to the corner his policies have shoved people into.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 07:59 AM (PJaud)

62 The SCOAMT ate a dog, but it was the grasshopper spirit that has stuck with him.
Playing while others toil, taking away their spoils...

Posted by: Justamom at April 25, 2012 07:59 AM (Sptt8)

63 Siriusly?

Yep! LOL

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 08:00 AM (PJaud)

64
Those cops need to spend less time at the donut shop an more time at the range.

http://tinyurl.com/74n7593

This is how its done.


Posted by: sTevo at April 25, 2012 08:00 AM (/nXV+)

65 Stuck in a cab last night with the cabbie listening to Randi Rhoads. What a brain-dead detestable scrunt.

It was on a local lib/black station in NYC (WWRL-AM) Can't imagine she's syndicated.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 08:00 AM (Af3Wg)

66 The possibilities of public pulchritude is precipitated on the proper proscription of a passable predilection to punditry.

Posted by: Beto at April 25, 2012 08:01 AM (cYQg0)

67 Any predictions on how long Newt keeps milking this thing for face time on TV?
I wonder how much debt he's racked up now to appease his ego?

Posted by: lowandslow at April 25, 2012 08:02 AM (GZitp)

68 That dog has come back and bit Obama's ass.

Posted by: Case at April 25, 2012 08:02 AM (FKGw9)

69 19 The economy is our fault. We have failed to acknowledge his greatness and implement his hope and dreams.

Posted by: we, who disappoint him at April 25, 2012 07:20 AM (Gx2QR)

------

I like this.

Let's be disappointing, shall we? .....I aim to disappoint. .....Disappoint the dog-eater.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 08:03 AM (O4AQQ)

70 Only a relatively few stupid ones will turn out for him, the ones that believe "he just needs more time".



I've worked on campus for 16 years. This is what I'm seeing.



Let me finish burglarizing your house, I just need a little more time.

Posted by: B. Obama at April 25, 2012 08:04 AM (cYQg0)

71 A cop friend ( an excellent target shooter) once shot it out with a suspect across the width of a double bed. Both emptied their magazines. Neither scored a single hit. But, a four-year-old who picks up a gun and shoots it at someone will drill that person between the eyes. Every. Single. Time.

Posted by: texette at April 25, 2012 08:07 AM (xZNHF)

72 "Gimme just a little more time
And yourloveforme will surely grow"

Posted by: B. O'Bumbles at April 25, 2012 08:09 AM (4q5tP)

73 Did you see how low voter turn out was? I'm shocked and horrified.

Posted by: Mama AJ the pundit at April 25, 2012 08:11 AM (XdlcF)

74 Is it just me or do these NY cops need extensive shooting range training.

Their shots fired vs scored hits is pathetic.

Posted by: Drider at April 25, 2012 08:12 AM (HaJD9)

75 Good Morning Morons. Today is hurt day. On this day in 1928 the first seeing eye dog was presented to Morris S. Frank. 5 min later Obama’s great grandfather showed up with a fork.

And yes, I am late.

Posted by: Vic at April 25, 2012 08:12 AM (YdQQY)

76 "Pundit" means someone who tells a lot of (bad) puns, right?

Posted by: Mama AJ the pundit at April 25, 2012 08:12 AM (XdlcF)

77 >>Both emptied their magazines. Neither scored a single hit.

Like a Divine Intervention:

tinyurl.com/6prvm65

Starting at 7:15

Posted by: sTevo at April 25, 2012 08:14 AM (/nXV+)

78 Is this really news?

http://is.gd/L8GAU8

Posted by: Vic at April 25, 2012 08:14 AM (YdQQY)

79 56 Obama slow jams the news on the Fallon show. ....
http://tinyurl.com/6mxxthg

------

I like the rest of that headline....."President Obama 'slow jams the news' on Jimmy Fallon, treads thin line between cool and cringe".

Mmm....I'm thinking 'cringe'. .....President Cooleo Cringeworthy.

We don't need our President to be Mr. Cool. ....We need him to be Mr. HeatUpTheEconomy. ....Mr. Cool has brought us into an Economic Ice Age.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 08:15 AM (O4AQQ)

80 I've been watching a tv show that's just not very good. Like it's trying to be the next CSI Miami.

Every week they have a shoot out with guys who are perfectly willing to step out in the the open, plant both feet next to each other to make a nice big target,and slowly fire their weapons. Strangely enough, the good guys are able to mow them down without any injuries to themselves.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 08:17 AM (XdlcF)

81 Good Morning, Vic. You doing OK?

Posted by: Case at April 25, 2012 08:18 AM (FKGw9)

82 It made me realize how much I've missed having a leader who believes in America and Americans.

Most of the nation misses having a leader, period. That's what's going to sink the one. As the election campaign proceeds, he will sound even less competent and more shrill.

@67: I was surprised Newt didn't even pick up DE delegates. He had practically moved in with Pete DuPont over the past month or so.

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 08:19 AM (jm/9g)

83 75 Good Morning Morons. Today is hurt day.

Sorry to hear that, Vic. Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 08:19 AM (O4AQQ)

84
I can't stand candidate Romney.

LONG LIVE PRESIDENT ROMNEY!

Posted by: JQ Public at April 25, 2012 08:20 AM (NBj0d)

85
Sounds like Ron White's bit about a police captain questioning his officer about a shootout with the Kehoe brothers, where they emptied their weapons and didn't even hit the fucking SUBURBAN the suspects were hiding behind.

Cop: "At that point, my partner and I opened fire with our nine millimeter automatics."

Captain: "And then what happened?"

Cop: "They left."

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 08:21 AM (JDIKC)

86 71, hence reloading practice

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:22 AM (elbGQ)

87 Just One Minute, about Woolrich chinos:

...are not for commandos, but rather, the company says, for the fashion-aware gun owner. And Woolrich has competition. Several clothing companies are following suit, building businesses around the sharp rise in people with permits to carry concealed weapons....

The company has added a second pocket behind the traditional front pocket for a weapon. Or, for those who prefer to pack their gun in a holster, it can be tucked inside the stretchable waistband. The back pockets are also designed to help hide accessories, like a knife and a flashlight.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 08:23 AM (XdlcF)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 08:23 AM (8y9MW)

89 I have this vision of Romney's inaguration day speech as the moment in Fiddler On The Roof[/] when Tevye, surveying the damage caused by the Constable's men at the wedding, says something like, "Well, what are you standing around for? Clean up! Clean up!"

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 25, 2012 08:23 AM (4q5tP)

90 Pundit will pund.

Posted by: Aloysious Devadander Abercrombie at April 25, 2012 08:23 AM (nwL1o)

91 dang it

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 25, 2012 08:24 AM (4q5tP)

92 I wonder if Newt has reached his goal of "sell lots of books" to "make lots of money" to buy Callista "lots of jewelry" and "new snap on hair". If he has, he'll drop out. If he hasn't, he won't. I don't think he'll be all that sought after any more.......?

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 08:24 AM (4yXmp)

93 So, I heard clips of Romney from last night, and I have to say: where was this guy 5 months ago? I mean, I know it's Mr. "Say Anything," but at least he's speaking in the right language now.

We'll see how he does off the cuff; I wonder if he's been getting lessons in grass-roots conservatism 101.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 08:26 AM (8y9MW)

94 Good Morning, Vic. You doing OK?


Yeah OK I think


Thanks wheatie but its all my fault. Rocking chair syndrome is a horrible disease on day 2.


Now off to see what is available for breakfast

Posted by: Vic at April 25, 2012 08:28 AM (YdQQY)

95 5 min later Obama’s great grandfather showed up with a fork.


Imagine looking 100 years into the future and finding out that one of your granddaughters had turned into an equal opportunity for foreign muslims polygamous slut giving birth to the fuckupmarxistdouche that would destroy the country.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 08:29 AM (4yXmp)

96 HURT: Newshounds in heat over Obama

But for the assembled “news” hounds — the most vaunted gathering of news executives from across the country — it was all very serious swooning. They were like a bunch of dogs in heat.

Charles Hurt, Washington Times, 3 April '12

Posted by: Obama the Dog Eater at April 25, 2012 08:29 AM (lpWVn)

97 87.....The company has added a second pocket behind the traditional front pocket for a weapon.

That's actually kinda cool. ....If we finally get Open Carry here, I am looking forward to wearing thigh holsters and stompy boots. ....I predict a fashion trend.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 08:29 AM (O4AQQ)

98 Bravo to the NYPD! 14 hits and still living. I wonder if the perp learned his lesson, i.e. "don't shoot at a cop."

Posted by: Fritz at April 25, 2012 08:30 AM (/ZZCn)

99 What Iowahawk is swearing about on Twitter:

>>A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.
Article at the Daily Caller.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 08:31 AM (XdlcF)

100
Holy shit. The DRAMA.

One of my 5 year old girls is having a nuclear meltdown.Crying and screamingher outrage at no one in particular at how unfair everyone is.

It's like having a tiny Occupier in my house.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 08:32 AM (JDIKC)

101 >>Clark said the regulations are vague and meddlesome.

Posted by: Mama AJ, falling over in shock at April 25, 2012 08:32 AM (XdlcF)

102 a lot of (bad) puns, right?

There's another kind?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 08:33 AM (8y9MW)

103 Dagny, when I look at my kids I don't worry about the little screwups. I worry about the big ones.

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:34 AM (elbGQ)

104 EOJ, hide your guns.

Posted by: texette at April 25, 2012 08:34 AM (zt3lR)

105 It's like having a tiny Occupier in my house.

Yeah, but if all else fails, you can spank this one and put her back to bed.
Well, probably not since she's probably got to go to school- but you can at least make her someone else's problem.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 08:35 AM (8y9MW)

106 99, Im guessing those aren't the kids Axelrod wants to vote.

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:35 AM (elbGQ)

107 Romney's inauguration day speech as the moment in Fiddler On The Roof[/]
--

"Tradition!"

May God bless and keep the Czar FAR AWAY FROM US!



Posted by: Obama Ate the Dog SCOAMF at April 25, 2012 08:36 AM (lpWVn)

108 Speaking of kids...

My 5 yr old has started doing things that little boys do- and it's driving my wife nuts. I try not to laugh at her while the kids are around.

Sunday, she freaked out at him because he had flipped a folding chair he has onto its back and was pretending it was something else (a race car is his favorite). Yesterday, he decided that the living room curtain was a great rope to use to climb the wall. With predictable results.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 08:37 AM (8y9MW)

109
Already spanked her, because she was kicking her bedroom door, but nothing can make her shut up, it seems.

And she doesn't have school today. Sucks for mom. I'm going to work!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 08:37 AM (JDIKC)

110 >>There's another kind?

We wouldn't know.

We'd rather be doing farm work than hearing the ones that woman comes up with.

Posted by: Mama AJ's kids at April 25, 2012 08:37 AM (XdlcF)

111 Allen West writes a letter to The Hill:

My colleagues in the Congressional Progressive Caucus have taken umbrage with my equation of their ideals with those of communists. Why? Why shouldn’t we have this discussion? What part of their agenda are they trying to hide?


http://tinyurl.com/74fax6g

Simply put, I like this man.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 08:37 AM (ccXZP)

112 Morning, all! I didn't get to watch Romney's speech from last night, but I did get to read it. Very nice. I'd like him to keep it up and keep throwing the dem/prog talking points right back at them. No mercy.

While Romney was sweeping five states, our vaunted Traitor in Chief was getting his gab on at Jimmy Fallon's show. The man-thing has no respect for the dignity of his office.

Link to Big Hollywood: http://tinyurl.com/7paa8vv

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 08:38 AM (4df7R)

113 WASHINGTON (AP) — Once thought to be solidly behind President Barack Obama, younger voters burdened by a bleak employment picture, high gas prices and student loan debt are being aggressively wooed by the Democrat and his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.In 2008, Obama had a 34-point advantage over Republican Sen. John McCain among voters under age 30. He won about two-thirds of the vote in that age group.But
a new Harvard poll suggests the president may face a harder sales job
with younger voters this time around. Obama led Romney by 12 points
among those ages 18-24, according to the survey. Among those in the
25-29 age group, Obama held a 23-point advantage.It's
an opening Republicans hope to exploit by focusing on young people's
disillusionment with the candidate who promised "hope" and "change."



It's obvious that these younger voters are racists. How could anyone but a racist still not blindly believe in Barry's hope and change?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2012 08:39 AM (1Jaio)

114 None of my kids say the word "fair". They hate it when I "hoot".

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 08:39 AM (4yXmp)

115 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 08:37 AM (JDIKC)

Shortness of breath will prevail albeit too slowly for you perhaps, but prevail it shall.

Posted by: Cicero Kid, father at April 25, 2012 08:40 AM (763Kc)

116 Hey, Vic. Hope you get to feeling better soon. You have a lot of good thoughts coming your way.

Posted by: Case at April 25, 2012 08:40 AM (FKGw9)

117 Btw when hippy liberals yap about how enlightened europe they obviously have never been there other than maybe vacation. Europe is probably the most racist place on earth behind Japan.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 25, 2012 08:40 AM (/GHb6)

118 111

Simply put, I like this man.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 08:37 AM (ccXZP)


Exactly what we need; an "uppity" conservative! Seriously, it's time we had candidates and leaders who got in the leftists and MFM's faces and didn't cower or back down.

I like West. A lot.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 08:41 AM (Af3Wg)

119 To: NYPD
RE: Shooting
Whoa whoa whoa.....nice shootin', Tex!

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at April 25, 2012 08:42 AM (F3Ima)

120 Watch for some unpaid for, student loan executive "action" from Obams

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:42 AM (elbGQ)

121 God bless you for having girls EoJ. Mom will be fine. She'll ignore her as is the proper way to handle tantrums.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 08:43 AM (4yXmp)

122
In a speech about rising education costs, a
key theme of his re-election campaign, Obama said he knew firsthand how
paying for university could hurt families and ding the economy.
"I
didn't just read about this. I didn't just get some talking points
about this. I didn't just get a policy briefing on this. Michelle and I,
we've been in your shoes," the Democrat told students at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"We
didn't come from wealthy families. So when we graduated from college
and grad school, we had a mountain of debt. When we got married, we got
poorer together," he said, noting they only finished paying off their
student loans about eight years ago.





They were so poor with Michelle's $300k a year job that never exist before or since. Just struggling to get by Barry the panderer and chief

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2012 08:43 AM (1Jaio)

123 79

Mmm....I'm thinking 'cringe'. .....President Cooleo Cringeworthy.


President Culo de Cujo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 08:43 AM (Af3Wg)

124 I am pretty poli-interested and I didn't bother voting. Neither did my husband (both here in PA)

there was just no reason, to, sorry. And it was cold and we were busy

If the Rs had fielded a decent primary candidate that could have maybe beated Casey, I'd have bothered, or if Romney needed it, but he didn't and they didn't so whatevs.

Am very happy that Kathleen Kane beat that dickwad Pat Murphy tho. THAT is good news. Clinton-backed beat Obama-backed (and well-known). I take heart in that result!

also Babette Josephs, longtime idiot on Philly City Council, got the boot! that is AMAZING! hopeful sign for city dwellers

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 25, 2012 08:43 AM (SB0V2)

125 Parking their Park Avenues on Park Avenue, pretending to preen over the plight of the proletariat.Galloping gallantly while genuflecting thier glistening gobs genuinely grateful for the great gifts gotten from their graft of general god-fearing goodfolk.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at April 25, 2012 08:44 AM (F3Ima)

126 gosh, "beated"?!?! sorry! "beaten Casey"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 25, 2012 08:44 AM (SB0V2)

127 Trying out this line: "If the state is providing you with free health care, free education, free food, free shelter, and free clothing, you're not a citizen, you're an inmate."

What do you think, too Ron Paulish?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 25, 2012 08:44 AM (gPDxp)

128 God bless you for having girls EoJ. Mom will be fine. She'll ignore her as is the proper way to handle tantrums.
Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 08:43 AM (4yXmp)
--------------------------------------------------------
I used to encourage the tantrums when my kids were little. Takes the steam out of 'em. My oldest admitted to me that throwing a tantrum was never fun to do around me because I enjoyed the show too much. Consequently I didn't get too many tantrums.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2012 08:45 AM (jucos)

129 Mr Pink,

Based on my travels:

Most Racist -
Korea
Saudi

(Wide gap)

Utah
Germany
Brazil, yes Brazil
South Africa
Pennsylvania
India

(Wide gap)

Northern Virginia
Charleston SC
Israel
Montreal




Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:49 AM (elbGQ)

130 Truck Monkey, my youngest believes he needs to schedule a tantrum with me.

That alone takes some of the edge off it. "No, I have you down for 2:30 and it's only 2:25. Let's snuggle until then."

Posted by: Sneaky Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 08:50 AM (XdlcF)

131
127 Trying out this line: "If the state is providing you with free health care, free education, free food, free shelter, and free clothing, you're not a citizen, you're an inmate."
What do you think, too Ron Paulish?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 25, 2012 08:44 AM (gPDxp)


Hmm... Not sure. Don't inmates usually have to do a LITTLE work? Like working in the library or the canteen or the laundry? Maybe that's just crooks in the tanty for lesser offenses...

But I think it has promise.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 08:51 AM (4df7R)

132 From this morning's CS Monitor:

[O]n Tuesday, Mr. Obama proposed that one major step should be to keep
interest rates on federal college loans from jumping on July 1, when a
government-orchestrated discount is set to expire ... More than 7.4 million students would see their interest rate on federally subsidized loans double if Congress fails to act, the White House says, with the rate climbing from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.


Maybe, just maybe, the government should quit fucking with things like this and let the private market decide who gets to borrow money, for how long and for what purpose and at which interest rates. Just a thought.

Posted by: Blacksheep at April 25, 2012 08:52 AM (8/DeP)

133 Did someone already post about DWS and Bret Baier?

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 08:52 AM (XdlcF)

134 I laugh at my kids when they throw tantrums at home, in public ... well they each did it once

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:52 AM (elbGQ)

135 @129
I would certainly put Russia above NoVa, which makes an art form of exquisite sensitivity to deviations from absolute nonjudgementalism.

Well, except for Republican, of course.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2012 08:53 AM (YXmuI)

136 I've known Romney was going to be the candidate for about a month now. So there.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at April 25, 2012 08:53 AM (bMLFV)

137 Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:49 AM (elbGQ)

MSNBC is not on the list....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at April 25, 2012 08:54 AM (763Kc)

138 Pep, Ive only been to the 'stans and the Russians were keeping their heads down

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 08:55 AM (elbGQ)

139 Well, I see from the Foxnews website that Dwayne Johnson is considering a career in politics. I like the idea, as Dwayne is a Republican, and has the unmistakable intangible of chrisma. I like the guy, and he has that million dollar smile.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 08:55 AM (OlN4e)

140 My oldest once threatened to run away from home. I promptly grabbed a suitcase and offered to help him pack. He didn't know what to do. He still talks about it too and he is 16.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2012 08:56 AM (jucos)

141 Dwayne Johnson. ....Is that 'the Rock'?

133 Did someone already post about DWS and Bret Baier?

Posted by: Mama AJ


No, Mama AJ.....was there something?

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 08:59 AM (O4AQQ)

142 Like Gabe said.

I didn't drag myself out for the primary cause I had no dog in that hunt. (PA)

My now EX rep was Holden and although he stood up to his Party a number of times, he's still a Democrat. So another takes his place in the race? Meh.

Romney's in. Santorum quit. Newt's a spoiler. Paul's nuts.

I've got better things to do than go rah rah team.

Unless Romney really steps on his dick with his VP pick or some other monumental gaffe, (no not the ones cherry picked by the MFM. The ones that matter to me. Like picking Rubio for VP) then I'm in to vote out the JEF and his America hating wife.

Posted by: Now I know how my Grandparents felt in the 60's at April 25, 2012 08:59 AM (CP+yl)

143 A proposal from the
Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has
drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district member of Congress. But
now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.
The Department of Labor
is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply
child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them
from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.
Under the rules, children under
18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of
farm product raw materials.”
“Prohibited places of
employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country
grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock
exchanges and livestock auctions.”





Next up - you can't tell your kid to clean his/her room

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2012 08:59 AM (1Jaio)

144 118 >> Exactly what we need; an "uppity" conservative!

JJ, you and others might be interested in this 3 part essay written by baldilocks, a fellow Moronette and a black conservative American author. She linked it yesterday but with all the banhammering fireworks many may have missed it.

http://tinyurl.com/6obrhhk

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 09:00 AM (ccXZP)

145 Dwayne Johnson = The Rock, yep.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:01 AM (OlN4e)

146 Next up - you can't tell your kid to clean his/her room

I saw that this morning, too. Post up about it at my place.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:03 AM (8y9MW)

147 The Department of Education has been transferring large batches of federal student loans to new loan-servicing companies 2014 leaving in the lurch some borrowers who are suddenly encountering problems with their loans, such as payments that are mysteriously adjusted up or down.

The switch, which has been going on for months and will ultimately
include millions of loans, is mandated by a little-known provision
tucked into the 2010 healthcare overhaul
. Pushed by a consortium of
nonprofit student loan
companies, the provision forces the DOE to use nonprofit loan
servicers. But at least in the short run, the switch has caused
problems.


Borrower Isabelle Baeck said that after a new servicer, Mohela,
took over her loans in December, she received a letter saying that her
monthly payments had been reduced to $50 2014 roughly a quarter of what
they had been. The change meant Baeck would ultimately pay more in
interest over a longer period of time. Concerned, she said she has made
repeated calls to get the problem fixed, only to have the payments
repeatedly readjusted.





If you like your student loan you're f*cked. How the hell did student loans end up in Barry Care? I guess they did have to pass it to find out what was in it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2012 09:04 AM (1Jaio)

148 When my little great-niece came up to visit a few years ago -- she was five at the time -- she had a raging tantrum her first day here. Apparently this was pretty common for her back home in Florida.

But hooooboy, did she pick the WRONG RELATIVES to do that with. My mother is British, so that right there tells you what she thinks of emotional outbursts and noisy children. And my father is my father, and he BOOMS when he yells.

They let her have her little screaming match while we chatted with my half-sis for a while. Until the niece started kicking the wall of the guest bedroom. That did it.

My dad gets up from the couch, marches down the hall, and HAMMERS on the bedroom door. "YOU STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!"

He opens the door and there's the niece staring at him all wide-eyed.

"That's MY wall," he barks at her. "You do NOT kick my wall! Are you going to pay for my wall? Should I get paint and make you paint my wall? If you want to kick something, you go get a job, you go buy a house, and you kick YOUR OWN wall, you understand me? You scream if you want to, but don't you make me come back here again!"

My dad's bark is way worse than his bite, but when you're five and aren't used to people calling you on your behavior, it can be a bit of a shock to the system.

Needless to say, she was much better behaved the rest of her visit.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:04 AM (4df7R)

149 So Dwayne Johnson is a Republican? ....Cool. ...I remember him saying something last year, about getting into politics.

The Dems will try to give him shit about that Tooth Fairy movie that he did, I'll bet. .....But I thought he was kinda cute in that tutu.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 09:07 AM (O4AQQ)

150 If you like your student loan you're f*cked. How the hell did student loans end up in Barry Care?

It's called "buying votes."

However, with the specific example you quoted, there's nothing that prevents her from paying the $200/mo she was paying. Moreover, since her actual "payment" is only $50/mo now, that's $150 in principle she'd be paying every month. She'd probably get her loan paid of much quicker.

Of course, she'd have to pay by check or online bill-pay instead of autodraft to do that, but that shouldn't be that big of a hurdle.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:08 AM (8y9MW)

151 Link in name.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 09:09 AM (XdlcF)

152 Oy.

Let's try this one more time.

In my name is a link to Twitchy. People seem to be pleased with Bret Baier's interview/grilling of Debbie W-S. Link to the video of the interview is in the second Tweet.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 09:11 AM (XdlcF)

153 151 Link in name.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 09:09 AM (XdlcF)


Okay, THAT is cool. When Baier brings the hurt, he brings it HARD.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:12 AM (4df7R)

154
149 So Dwayne Johnson is a Republican? ....Cool. ...I remember him saying something last year, about getting into politics.
The Dems will try to give him shit about that Tooth Fairy movie that he did, I'll bet. .....But I thought he was kinda cute in that tutu.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 09:07 AM (O4AQQ)


DJ's been good in every role I've seen him in, even The Scorpion King, which was otherwise laughably AWFUL. I've got to say I have a soft spot for Doom, if only because it pitted DJ against one of my other favorites, Karl Urban.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:14 AM (4df7R)

155 A friend's kid didn't like what he was told to do so he stomped away through the house, and not just that strutting away in high dudgeon stomping but slamming his feet on the floor as hard as a nine or ten year old can. Parent followed him and told him to take it outside, and meant it. Ten minutes of stomping, outside, on the concrete, not the grass. He made it through about one minute, and ever after could be as quiet as a cat.

Posted by: Retread at April 25, 2012 09:14 AM (joSBv)

156 don't you love how apple is up 53 points.....the media hates apple and was scaring people into dumping it...........for the past two weeks.........

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:14 AM (Ho2rs)

157 The uniformed cops — a sergeant and police officer — unleashed the
barrage of bullets from 70 feet away. They each reloaded their pistols
twice.



Did these cops graduate from Top Shot Academy? That's way beyond pistol range for aimed fire. They are lucky their shots didn't hit anyone else at that distance.

Posted by: EC at April 25, 2012 09:14 AM (GQ8sn)

158 DJ's been good in every role I've seen him in, even The Scorpion King, which was otherwise laughably AWFUL.

I liked The Scorpion King... Of course, if you were watching for plot and character development you would have been disappointed, but if you're watching for fights, explosions, and eye-candy, it didn't disappoint.

That said, I love his semi-comedic stuff. The Rundown is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:17 AM (8y9MW)

159 Heh. The idiot FOX News mole is apparently facing potential charges of grand larceny. There's only one word I have for that: MARVELOUS.

twitchy.com/2012/04/25/gawkers-fox-news-mole-served-with-search-warrant/

I love this.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:18 AM (4df7R)

160 That said, I love his semi-comedic stuff. The Rundown is one of my favorite movies.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:17 AM (8y9MW)


"The Rundown" is great! DJ and Christopher Walken in one movie? Comedy gold.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:19 AM (4df7R)

161 I love this.

I saw that two. The Left is having a terrible couple of weeks. Their tears are like sweet, sweet nectar.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:19 AM (8y9MW)

162 >>“Prohibited places of

employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country

grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock

exchanges and livestock auctions.”

Looks like they just killed 4-H/FFA livestock competitions.

Damn those American-born farm kids, taking jobs away from illegal aliens.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 09:20 AM (/kI1Q)

163 "The Rundown" is great! DJ and Christopher Walken in one movie? Comedy gold.

I've seen bits and pieces of Race to Witch Mountain (which looked terrible from both the previews and what reviews I could find), and, from what I've seen, he even managed to pull off that character.

I'm trying to think of my favorite movie of his... I think Walking Tall may take it, at the moment.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (8y9MW)

164 EC, that's less than 25 yards, which is the most common range for target pistol shooting.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (mJMH5)

165 I had hoped the May 8(h NC primary would matter to the nomination, but it's moot. We've got some serious local primaries (including a morning radio guy who quit his job to run) and a DOMA-style amendment to the State constitution so I'll still show up but it won't be all that exciting.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (hiMsy)

166 So, did the crook fire MORE than one shot? Because 84 shots is, well, a little bit of overkill, don't you think?

I'm glad he survived, though. Now he can be tried and rot in prison for killing his sister and trying to kill their mother. Fourteen bullets and a trip to the hospital are just the start of this guy's punishment. Let's hope it's not the worst of it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (4df7R)

167 >>The fact that Muto provided proprietary videos from his employer to another company for his own monetary benefit is not good for his resume and may not be good for his rap sheet.

I guess he really believed they wouldn't figure out it was him.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (XdlcF)

168 "Sadly, there is a trillion dollar student loan bubble, and that debt
overhang will negatively impact the economy for years to come. Let's not
make the problem worse. It's time to kill the inappropriately named
"student aid" program."
http://tinyurl.com/7prvl29

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (oZfic)

169 144
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 09:00 AM (ccXZP)

Wow. Great essay. Dovetails perfectly with my friend Harry Stein's new book "No Matter What, They'll Call This Book Racist."

A must read.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 25, 2012 09:23 AM (Af3Wg)

170 I'm trying to think of my favorite movie of his... I think Walking Tall may take it, at the moment.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (8y9MW)


Would you believe I've never seen "Walking Tall?" It's one of those movies I always MEAN to watch, and then it gets pushed back. I feel like I should hand over my Moronette card.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:24 AM (4df7R)

171 If pixie gets to be any bigger piece of shit than it is, and it is an enormous piece of shit. I'm gonna give up and go away. So tiresome to retype posts only to have them thrown into the ether. So tiresome to have no spacing, italics, bold, links, etc. without jumping through hoops. And it is a rare occasion when I have something to say that is worth saying it multiple times.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:24 AM (OlN4e)

172 164
EC, that's less than 25 yards, which is the most common range for target pistol shooting.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (mJMH5)


Yeah, if they had race guns tricked out with $2000 worth of glass.

Posted by: EC at April 25, 2012 09:24 AM (GQ8sn)

173 162 >>“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”Looks like they just killed 4-H/FFA livestock competitions.Damn those American-born farm kids, taking jobs away from illegal aliens.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 09:20 AM (/kI1Q)


Waivers for Amish and Mennonites pending....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at April 25, 2012 09:24 AM (763Kc)

174 Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (oZfic)



Let me guess....someone named 'dally' wrote to you and asked you not to use their name?

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 09:25 AM (X6akg)

175 I just hope that Romney and the Republicans realize that the first steps they have to take are to reverse as many of this idiots policies asap.

My fear is that as usual, we start from where the Leftists left us. We never seem to backtrack on the crap they foisted off on the country.

Take for example the Labor dept no making it illegal for kids to work on their family's farm.

Will Romney et al reverse that decision or will it remain in place.

It's time to roll back the leftist agenda.

If they don't do that, what's the point of fighting they're winning by inches and we give it up to them.

Every time.

Posted by: Now I know how my Grandparents felt in the 60's at April 25, 2012 09:25 AM (CP+yl)

176
My experience with my private student loan company, Sallie Mae, has been utterly awful, and I have been very faithful about paying: never missed a payment until they decided to restart my loans right after grad school after sending me a letter telling my that the loans would not come due again until a year after my projected graduation and after this had been confirmed by a representative. It is very difficult to get a customer service rep from the US (I have to ask to be transferred) and the ones from the Philippines,while I am sure they are nice people and speak English nicely, understand very little and are poorly trained. I have come to the conclusion that I can trust neither their official correspondence nor the people who are supposed to help me.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 25, 2012 09:25 AM (cmYEw)

177 166
So, did the crook fire MORE than one shot? Because 84 shots is, well, a little bit of overkill, don't you think?



The crook had a .22 pistol and only fired it once before he got lit up. And yeah, 84 shots is a bit much. That's more like suppression fire.

Posted by: EC at April 25, 2012 09:26 AM (GQ8sn)

178 Obama killed off a couple of dogs last night...

http://twitchy.com/2012/04/25/ pa-blue-dog-primary-losses-invite-fresh-round-of-obama-ate-a-dog-jokes/

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 25, 2012 09:26 AM (PjCtL)

179
Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:24 AM (OlN4e)

Stay with us maddogg, I have it on good authority that the fix is just around the corner.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 25, 2012 09:29 AM (mFxQX)

180 "April 24, 2012, 11:58 pm Playing the Mormon Card By ROSS DOUTHAT" http://tinyurl.com/7ftj4zu

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:31 AM (oZfic)

181 Mama AJ......Yep. Nice smackdown by Bret Baer. I would've liked it better if he had hit her....but I know he can't do that.

Posted by: wheatie at April 25, 2012 09:32 AM (O4AQQ)

182 oh look the catpiss troll has a new nic........angela.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:32 AM (Ho2rs)

183
Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 25, 2012 09:29 AM (mFxQX)
Yeah, kick me again, I'm stoopid.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:32 AM (OlN4e)

184 Yeah, kick me again, I'm stoopid.

Alright. If you say so.

{kick}

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 09:33 AM (8y9MW)

185 angela doesn't like mitt because he's a cult member.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:33 AM (Ho2rs)

186 @ 181 he got in some nice verbal slaps, though, and she can't even complain about them.

Posted by: Retread at April 25, 2012 09:35 AM (joSBv)

187 angela doesn't like mitt because he's a cult member.....

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

The Northeastern RINO cult.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 25, 2012 09:35 AM (gPDxp)

188 "Already, many Republican lawmakers around the country have made it clear that they don’t even want students to vote, imposing identification requirements that would keep students away from polling places." http://tinyurl.com/7rm44xq

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:36 AM (oZfic)

189 Okay, only a Moron/ette could have invented this: a new sport that combines boxing... and CHESS.

www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/24/New-Sport-Combines-Chess-Boxing

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:36 AM (4df7R)

190
Two things you can count on as much as the sunrise:
1. Pixie is an unmitigated piece of shit that progresses toward intolerable piece of shit.
2. Curious will be back with a new nic for her daily beating about the head and shoulders.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:38 AM (OlN4e)

191 Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:24 AM (OlN4e)

Occasionally I have a post rejected by the software here, usually because it doesn't like a link. But all you have to do is hit the back arrow (at least on Firefox) and your rejected post reappears in the box. Then I fix whatever is wrong and rehit post.

Yeah, I wish the site was easier to post on too but I can handle it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 09:38 AM (ccXZP)

192 I see curious has another new nic. Shocka.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 09:38 AM (UOM48)

193 @188

Hey, dipshit (feel free to use that nic on your next name change), how about we name all these "Republican lawmakers" who have made it clear they don't want students to vote.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 25, 2012 09:39 AM (OpijJ)

194 angela/angelo getting it's mormon republican hate on early this morning....

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:40 AM (Ho2rs)

195 Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:22 AM (oZfic)

Not me!

Posted by: dally, who still doesn't like mittens but really likes anal at April 25, 2012 09:41 AM (nEUpB)

196 Hello, phoenixgirl! Did you manage to get your endless loads of laundry done yesterday?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:41 AM (4df7R)

197 Pixie is an unmitigated piece of shit that progresses toward intolerable piece of shit.

Pretty rude toward you benefactor, don't you think? The internet is vast. Explore it.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 09:41 AM (NG097)

198 Suggestion for child having tantrum. Stay calm. Do not give them what they want. take them outside, fenced back yard preferably. Calmly walk the kidoustside and say,"I want everybody to see how you are acting. You can come in when you're done". Then leave him or her there. At that age the fit shouldn't last longer than 3 minutes. Look outside when he stops and in the same super calm voice ask if he's done yet. Expect it to start again. If it does say okay and close the door. It might take a couple tries but he will calm down. Bottom line, don't play their game or give them what they want, which is attention, when they are acting up.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 25, 2012 09:41 AM (JKNDp)

199 >>how about we name all these "Republican lawmakers" who have made it clear they don't want students to vote.

They want them to vote ONCE, at their legal residence. No more of this absentee ballot at their parents' house, ballot in person on campus lying cheating bullshit. They also don't want foreign national students to vote illegally--voting is for citizens only.

You can see why lying cheaters like angela don't want that....

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 09:41 AM (/kI1Q)

200 Turnout? Gabe, it fucking snowed in PA and NY. I think that may have affected turnout. dah huh.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 25, 2012 09:42 AM (hXJOG)

201 What is it about curious/tinsely/cassie/wondering/angela et al that doesn't get that no one is going to go to her links? Why is that so hard for the little liar?

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 09:43 AM (4yXmp)

202 The voices in my cats' heads are telling me the Pope is going to retire and run as Romney's VP.

Posted by: angela/dally/curious at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (UOM48)

203 mwr

made a huge dent...but with 4 kids...it's never ending....i've got a load in now and will toss another one in before i head to work.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (Ho2rs)

204
Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 09:41 AM (NG097)
How about you go fuck your sorry self with a chainsaw fuckstick?

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (OlN4e)

205 The main reason I turned up yesterday is:

1. I show up for every election, even when there's no choice

2. I thought there might have been other primaries going on (I was wrong there - those will be in Sept, I think)

But lots of people aren't as silly as I am.

Posted by: meep at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (bX6Pv)

206
I voted - for Romney -last night because I'm sick of hearing all the crap that anybody says suggesting that the Republican race is somehow NOT over, and to try to some some support forour only realistic hope for ending thisObamamare. I was the only person there, at about 7pm.
And, yes, making anything out of the voter turnout for an election that been essentially over for weeks or months would be ridiculous.

Posted by: Optimizer at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (As94z)

207 "How could anyone possibly sustain themselves on a diet of congealing fantasy, and personal inadequacy? " http://tinyurl.com/6pczo5w

My parents often tell us that they thought the odd people they went to college, graduate and professional school with were the anomaly, not the norm. Sadly, they've realized that these bizarre, unusual, mediocre people were the norm and "have their testicles in everything".

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (oZfic)

208 Labor Secretary Hilda Solis wants to prevent children from doing farm chores?

Proposal this fucking stupid should cost this broad her job, - effective immediately.


Posted by: Fritz at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (/ZZCn)

209 Anyway, this is kind of clever. Also kind of long, but lays it straight out:
http://is.gd/jiaYIr

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 09:45 AM (/kI1Q)

210 Snort.

>>Starting this year, PJ Media, in conjunction with our good friends at The New Criterion, will be awarding the first annual Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity.

Heh.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 09:45 AM (XdlcF)

211 testicles is supposed to be tentacles...in #207

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:45 AM (oZfic)

212 201 What is it about curious/tinsely/cassie/wondering/angela et al that doesn't get that no one is going to go to her links? Why is that so hard for the little liar?
Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 09:43 AM (4yXmp)


I have no idea. I hate when it shows up. It just shits all over a thread. Here I am, lurking and reading through lots of productive conversation and ample amounts of teh funneh! and as soon as it rears its idiot head the thread instantly degenerates. I wish it would go away.

Posted by: Mandy P., long-time lurker at April 25, 2012 09:46 AM (qFpRI)

213 Calmly walk the kidoustside and say,"I want everybody to see how you are acting.

I did something similar once when my son was young. I didn't take him outside, but when he threw a ridiculous fit on one particular occasion, I filmed it. It made him quit because he didn't want to be caught on camera like that. Then, for added fun, I had him watch himself so he could see how he badly he acted and how silly he looked. {twisting evil faux moustache}

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 25, 2012 09:46 AM (OpijJ)

214 Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:36 AM (oZfic)

Curious:

morbidly obese.

Has "interesting" personal hygiene rules.

Lives in a basement apartment that is redolent of roach spray and overflowing kitty-litter boxes.

Smells like tuna fish -- which is what she and her nine cats eat.

Talks incessantly to her many imaginary friends about the epic smack-downs she has administered on this blog...then masturbates furiously with the closest cat.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 09:46 AM (nEUpB)

215 I heard on the radio this morning reports of groups of unmarked cars with lights and sirens on zooming around on the PA turnpike. Then there were reports of similar activity north of Tunkhank. I saw a single one on my way to the hospital a few minutes ago.

Homeland security drill? State police aren't talking.

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 25, 2012 09:46 AM (wbNL0)

216 Ed, how's your dad doing?

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 09:47 AM (X6akg)

217 Mama AJ. Most do not know Duranty, how about they name it the "Jay Carney Award for Blithering Stupidity" instead? Turn the Alinsky screw a bit tighter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 09:47 AM (Y8+fT)

218 How about you go fuck your sorry self with a chainsaw fuckstick?

I laugh in your direction tiny ungrateful person who lives in my flatscreen.

You're getting what you paid for.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 09:48 AM (NG097)

219 215 Maybe Obama is doing a vote fraud drill. Those cars would have trunks of unmarked ballots?

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 09:48 AM (4yXmp)

220 Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:44 AM (Ho2rs)

We introduced the brats to the joys of doing their own laundry. My wife will occasionally do it for them, but for the most part, if they want clean clothes they know how to get 'em!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 09:49 AM (nEUpB)

221

Just posting this quick on my way out the door....

http://tinyurl.com/d29a3to

kagan. critical race theory. supreme court justice.

s/I say more?

over at biggovernment.com

so sick of these insipid ppl

later

Posted by: a wise latina racist at April 25, 2012 09:50 AM (HOOye)

222 @Black Orchid re: Babette losing -

That's remarkable. She's the one who called GOP female legislators "men with breasts". Evidently she lost her primary because she is not progressive enough. What's lost in allthe attention given themarquee race at the top of the ticket, is the downballot races that could have serious consequences. For instance, some PA legislators faced TEA party challenges but AFAIK, none were unseated.


Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 09:50 AM (jm/9g)

223 Posted by: Lady in Black at April 25, 2012 09:46 AM (OpijJ)

That is profoundly twisted...and brilliant!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 09:51 AM (nEUpB)

224 What's next after the Dept of Labor bans children helping on the family farm?

Will it be cleaning of rooms occupied by children? Or will the ban children doing their own laundry and have OSHA back them up on the hazards of children and driers?

Lets not find out. Kick the bums out.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 09:51 AM (Y8+fT)

225 211
testicles is supposed to be tentacles...in #207


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 09:45 AM (oZfic



I just looked up the word "stupid" in the dictionary and this immediately popped up.

Good work, curious.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 09:51 AM (UOM48)

226
Yeah, if they had race guns tricked out with $2000 worth of glass.<<<

Er, no. What most cops need is extra range time and practice at stress-shooting scenarios. But like most employees in any job, they won't do any training or self-improvements that isn't required of them by their employer.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 09:52 AM (mJMH5)

227
@205

Yeah, I was kind of surprised how there was only one office to vote on - just 4 names on the entire ballot. I joked about it, but the volunteers there were oddly humorless. I realize they need to be non-partisan, but remarking about the number of people on the ballot didn't seem remotely political to me.

Oh, and I forgot to say that it makes me crazy to think that Romney his backersstill wouldhave to spend a dime campaigning against anybody but Obama. His Republican opposition is just playing into Obama's hands at this point - an act I consider to me not only self-destructive, but downright unpatriotic.

Posted by: Optimizer at April 25, 2012 09:53 AM (As94z)

228 I laugh in your direction tiny ungrateful person who lives in my flatscreen.

You're getting what you paid for.
Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 09:48 AM (NG097) Thats right little snatch, and your worth every penny.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 09:53 AM (OlN4e)

229 What's next after the Dept of Labor bans children helping on the family farm?

Will it be cleaning of rooms occupied by children? Or will the ban children doing their own laundry and have OSHA back them up on the hazards of children and driers?

Lets not find out. Kick the bums out.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 09:51 AM (Y8+fT)

These freaken assholes can't keep their hands off anything. What a bunch of assholes. Working on farms is one of the things that has made this country great. I hate liberals more and more every day

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 25, 2012 09:54 AM (eCnLg)

230 charlie

my two oldest are good about doing theirs...we've just been way too busy these last two weeks and things got a bit behind and well overwhelming........

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:54 AM (Ho2rs)

231
What's next after the Dept of Labor bans children helping on the family farm?

Will
it be cleaning of rooms occupied by children? Or will the ban children
doing their own laundry and have OSHA back them up on the hazards of
children and driers?


Take that, Dad!

Posted by: CBD's exploited kids at April 25, 2012 09:54 AM (joSBv)

232 I guess in Hilda Solis' world I would have been forbidden from cleaning my own horse's stall, or even feeding him.

One of the goals of communism has always been to do away with the family farm and create large government farms.

Just wait until Barky has a second term.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 09:54 AM (UOM48)

233 Depending on his blood cultur, he could be discharged as early as this morning. Could be another day or two, though.

Posted by: Ed Anger at April 25, 2012 09:55 AM (wbNL0)

234 Good vid of Bret and DWS, but I disagree that he was 'tough' with her. That's half the problem anymore. People like DWS will say moronic shit like that expecting to get away with it because no one says "STFU you SC. You're stupid, or you're a liar, but either way you've disqualified yourself from polite adult conversations." Bret was merely pointing out that there was a VAST logical inconsistency in what DWS was saying. That's now considered "hard hitting?" Then we ARE well and truly f***ed. It's well past time to start showing these asshats how truly uncivil we can be. I'll go first.

Posted by: JQ Public at April 25, 2012 09:56 AM (NBj0d)

235 >>What's next after the Dept of Labor bans children helping on the family farm?

Stay-at-home mothers--and women who work outside the home and clean their own home on weekends--forced to join AFL-CIO.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 09:57 AM (/kI1Q)

236 Pa Primary
R votes for Senator: 751,661
D votes for Senator: 691,649
R votes for President 800,661
D votes for president 608,988
So in both races there were more Republican voters which is nice. But the only really contested race was for R Senate (plus house and local stuff). But MORE R people voted for the Pres candidates than for the Senate candidates and that wasn't really contested.
At the same time 12% of the democrats who were willing to push a button for Casey/Vodvarka couldn't bring themselves to move their hand 4 inches to vote for Obama.
And that is a comforting thought.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 25, 2012 09:57 AM (3Zo6I)

237 I did something similar once when my son was young. I didn't take him outside, but when he threw a ridiculous fit on one particular occasion, I filmed it. It made him quit because he didn't want to be caught on camera like that. Then, for added fun, I had him watch himself so he could see how he badly he acted and how silly he looked. {twisting evil faux moustache}
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 25, 2012 09:46 AM (OpijJ)


HAH! Mix this with Mama AJ's method of actually scheduling a time to have a tantrum and you've got GOLD.
"Okay, Johnny, you can pitch a fit an hour from now. I want to set up the camera and make sure you have a nice big, empty space in which to scream. I can't wait to play the tape of itat your high school graduation!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 09:58 AM (4df7R)

238 A quick guide to current online privacy threats. That's the title and it is short and informative. From IVPN : http://tinyurl.com/8a3f83b

Posted by: And Irresolute at April 25, 2012 09:58 AM (RC3M9)

239 Awesome, hilarious comments on the YT video from the NYT guild whiners, I esp liked this one:

"Obama did cocaine and ate dog meat.
The dope and mange president."

HAAAWWWWWWWW!!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 25, 2012 10:00 AM (Dd+yB)

240 Anyone in New Hampshire want a 7 mo.(approx.) old kitty? My daughter and her friend found one the other night. Daughter has a dog so she can't keep him. She said he is the cuddliest kitty she's ever seen.


MWR?

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:00 AM (X6akg)

241 Thats right little snatch, and your worth every penny.

On the internet, no one knows you're a dog, but they do know you're a whiny bitch.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 10:00 AM (NG097)

242 Dept of Labor sends out notice to all children under 18, you are no longer required to pick your toys or clothes off the floor, If you parent asks you to please call. 1 800 555 9111.
or write @Justsayno.gov

Posted by: willow at April 25, 2012 10:01 AM (TomZ9)

243 Your not so shocking news of the day --

Fox has Newt ending/suspending campaign today

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:01 AM (pLTLS)

244 49 why doesn't he take his ****overseas and run---
My first mission (of many) is to fix the worst nation on earth. Since no one else can.

Posted by: Barry at April 25, 2012 10:01 AM (3Zo6I)

245
MAD dog and toby928,

IfI have to come back there you are going to be VERY sorry.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:01 AM (mJMH5)

246 >>Or will the ban children doing their own laundry and have OSHA back them up on the hazards of children and driers?

They don't give a shit about children's safety--this is all about jobs for illegal aliens. If your kid can't feed the livestock before school in the mornings, you have to hire someone to do it. QED.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 10:02 AM (/kI1Q)

247 lacey

about damn time...he sold his donor list two or more weeks ago........

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:02 AM (Ho2rs)

248 IfI have to come back there you are going to be VERY sorry.

Hey, I'm rolling.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 10:02 AM (NG097)

249 My dads method of getting us to clean our rooms -- he brought home some contractor trash bags, said he was going to do it ...

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 10:02 AM (WkuV6)

250 We're getting a nice little bump in the stock market today ... I've noticed a correlation between Romney primary victories followed the next day by stock boosts.
This post sponsored by Purina Fido Gras.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 25, 2012 10:03 AM (Ec6wH)

251 Hmmm. I was reading through Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman cookbook, and she commented that as soon as her children are weaned, they're given a pair of work gloves and do chores on the ranch.

I'd be curious to know who she voted for.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:04 AM (UOM48)

252 My dads method of getting us to clean our rooms -- he brought home some contractor trash bags, said he was going to do it ..

My mom did that once or twice. When my brother called her on it (by still not cleaning his room), she did, indeed, pick up everything on the floor and throw it away. We learned not to do that anymore.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:04 AM (8y9MW)

253 Er, no. What most cops need is extra range time and
practice at stress-shooting scenarios. But like most employees in any
job, they won't do any training or self-improvements that isn't required
of them by their employer.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 09:52 AM (mJMH5)


If you're saying that cops who do ONLY the bare minimum to qualify with their weapons every training cycle, then they shouldn't be engaging shooters at that distance anyhow. Each officer shot 3 magazines worth and managed to hit with about 16% accuracy. That's a shit load of bullets flying around and missing their mark, which IMO is dangerous to the public.

Posted by: EC at April 25, 2012 10:04 AM (GQ8sn)

254 "March Durable Good Implode, Worse Than Lowest Wall Street Forecast And Biggest Drop Since January 2009" http://tinyurl.com/837l7ln

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:04 AM (oZfic)

255
240 Anyone in New Hampshire want a 7 mo.(approx.) old kitty? My daughter and her friend found one the other night. Daughter has a dog so she can't keep him. She said he is the cuddliest kitty she's ever seen.
MWR?

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:00 AM (X6akg)


Awww, that sounds sweet! I wish I could, but unfortunately I'm allergic to cats.

I believe tsrlbke (shoot, I'm sure I'm spelling that wrong) is in NH, too, though! And I think there are one or two others lurking around here.

Whereabouts are they located?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (4df7R)

256 I'd be curious to know who she voted for.

^^^

Me too. I love her show and blog. She takes some beautiful photography.

How are her cook books? Worth the investment?

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (pLTLS)

257 Jean i would do that, also hide the toys i cleaned up for a year or so in the attic. win. win, They would think WOW look at all these fun New toys i just got, when i returned them a year later.

Posted by: willow at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (TomZ9)

258
Say, if Romney can turn the War on Women around on Obama, and then the War on Dogs (!), and even the appeal to "fairness", what about the ULTIMATE thing to turn around on him - play the race card!

C'mon! - The only thing Obama has in common with black people in this country - quite literally - is the color of his skin.As a guy who'shalf white andhalf Kenyon, he's not evenin the same ethnic group as the overwhelming majority of blacks in the country (who trace their roots tovery differentparts of Africa),he doesn't have American slavery as part of his heritage, didn't grow up in an American black ghetto, and he's not even black (but, rather, biracial). Take away the "First Black President" bit, and what has President Empty Suit got?

Obama's pushing the "I didn't grow up with a silver spoon" crap, so where's Romney saying, "I didn't grow up in Indonesia after being abandoned by my parents, but I know (fill in blank with real problems of real people) anyway!"

Posted by: Optimizer at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (As94z)

259 Ann Althouse on the SS debacle:

"If the federal government can’t keep the President’s bodyguards from drinking and whoring on duty, how likely is it to be able to run anything competently?"

No link, because she is often an idiot, but this was amusing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (nEUpB)

260 My boys didn't really throw any tantrums. The 1st was too adhd to remember to be upset, the second is really calm, and the third outsmarts me. I have had a lot of luck with "Fine, you don't do what I want and I won't do what you want. Think about that really hard. Think about from whence all good things come. Then remember that my memory is far longer than yours." You only have to follow through once.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:06 AM (4yXmp)

261 Whereabouts are they located?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (4df7R)


She's in West Lebanon. And if she could find a home for him, I'm sure she'd drive to wherever to deliver the kitteh.

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:06 AM (X6akg)

262 No link, because she is often an idiot, but this was amusing.


Hehehe....the whole Wicket incident was fucking hilarious.

Posted by: EC at April 25, 2012 10:06 AM (GQ8sn)

263 When my kids threw their one fit, I put them face down on the ground until they were finished. My son's happened in the yard so NBD, but my daughter's happened at WalMart. I had several older people tell me good job, the younger shoppers just glared at me like I was abusing them.

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:07 AM (oKsWl)

264 Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 09:54 AM (Ho2rs)

Not a criticism...just an observation.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 10:07 AM (nEUpB)

265 "Here's Why Everyone Who Panicked About iPhone Sales Yesterday Was Totally Wrong" http://tinyurl.com/82vrqws
They laughed at me for not buying puts. They chided me for my calls.....
Sent them all a note today...."who is crying now?"


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:08 AM (oZfic)

266 Take away the "First Black President" bit, and what has President Empty Suit got?
W
ell, those columns were kind of awesome.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 25, 2012 10:08 AM (VtjlW)

267 How are her cook books? Worth the investment?

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:05 AM (pLTLS



I think they are. They're more or less comfort-type foods, and the photography is gorgeous. Her cowboy husband and kids are beautiful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (UOM48)

268 alex, and the crease in the pants is always present, So we should not give up.

here's your ::tea:: g'morning

Posted by: willow at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (TomZ9)

269 CBD, how dare you say such foul things about curious during the holy week honoring the beatification of Saint Turdburger.

We should all have our hands folded in our laps and heads bowed in silent prayer.

Posted by: Sister Winona Whidebotem at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (nwL1o)

270 Is the current Mad Cowscare designed to soften our bow-wow barriers? Will the headlines be, "Bad Cow ...Good Dog!".

Posted by: And Irresolute at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (RC3M9)

271 I had several older people tell me good job, the younger shoppers just glared at me like I was abusing them.

I wasn't there for it, but my wife tells a story of being in a store, and seeing a kid with two women (pretty sure mom and grandma). The kid didn't get something they wanted and started throwing a fit. Mom just tried to ignore her, and the kid was escalating pretty quickly. So grandma sweeps up the kid, spanks them (I can't remember if it was a boy or girl) right there in front of God and Everybody, and says something along the lines of "and if you keep that up, I'll give you a worse one."

Everyone in the vicinity applauded.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (8y9MW)

272
263 When my kids threw their one fit, I put them face down on the ground until they were finished. My son's happened in the yard so NBD, but my daughter's happened at WalMart. I had several older people tell me good job, the younger shoppers just glared at me like I was abusing them.

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:07 AM (oKsWl)


Sounds like something my mother would do! If she'd been there, she would have been one of the older folks giving you the thumbs up. I can't tell you how many times she's had to play the adult in the room when some idiot parents let their hellspawn little heathens go screaming around, say, a restaurant's dining room. "Sit down right now! And you, learn to control your children. Don't let them control you!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (4df7R)

273 Has anyone noticed how violent the hockey play offs have become? I don't remember so much mixing it up going on in the playoffs before?

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (oZfic)

274 et tu Delaware

Posted by: Not-President Gingrich at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (3Zo6I)

275
That's a shit load of bullets flying around and missing their mark, which IMO is dangerous to the public.<<<

I completely agree. I've known lots of cops, and I've known very few who were interested in improving their shooting skills. Most of those who did uncompensated extra training were mostly concerned with weightlifting.

That's important, but i believe that you should have expert-class proficiency with ALL your tools, especially the ones used in life or death situations.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (mJMH5)

276 Anyone here want to venture a guess as to what #265 is about? Sounds like gibberish to me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (UOM48)

277 Each officer shot 3 magazines worth and managed to hit with about 16% accuracy.

I hope there was a good backstop.

True story, we have had one bank robbery in our little town and in that one, the getaway driver spooked and left the inside guys on his own. He was forced to flee on foot through a giant ravine where our, then pretty unprofessional, policemen cornered him. In a one hour gun battle, they discharged 700 rounds at the guy and hit him once, on the thumb, with a single buck shot. Whereupon he fell over dead.

The coroner said he was so pumped on cocaine that his heart just burst from the excitement.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (NG097)

278 True story, we have had one bank robbery in our little town and in that one, the getaway driver spooked and left the inside guys on his own. He was forced to flee on foot through a giant ravine where our, then pretty unprofessional, policemen cornered him. In a one hour gun battle, they discharged 700 rounds at the guy and hit him once, on the thumb, with a single buck shot. Whereupon he fell over dead.
The coroner said he was so pumped on cocaine that his heart just burst from the excitement.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (NG097)


Dude.

Did that exhaust the town's supply of bullets? Did they have anything left to shoot bucks?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:13 AM (4df7R)

279 I can't tell you how many times she's had to play
the adult in the room when some idiot parents let their hellspawn little
heathens go screaming around, say, a restaurant's dining room. "Sit
down right now! And you, learn to control your children. Don't let them
control you!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (4df7R)

My hubby always tells me to back away because I will always say something. Kids NEED discipline. If you don't give it, then you lose their trust IMHO.But, then again, my kid called me a dictator when he was three.

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:14 AM (oKsWl)

280 I was helping my son with an extra credit paper on metaethics. He was to pick a news story and do a logical and a metaethical analysis of the moral question.

Back in the 70s Congress passed a law prohibiting people from essentially selling their organs. Back then getting bone marrow cells was a dangerous and painful process. Bone marrow was listed as one of the prohibited body parts (for sale). Now, there is a new procedure to collect the bone marrow stem cells which is just like giving blood except it takes longer. A three judge panel said that people could accept scholarships, housing allowances, donations to charity in exchange for bone marrow donations. OBAMA's admin is fighting this decision to keep bone marrow donors from receiving any potential benefits. They say it is to 'not disturb' the current donor lists. I'm guessing they don't want it opened up because of Obamacare. Who is anti-science?
http://tinyurl.com/6mtp27v

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:14 AM (4yXmp)

281 with kids you have to put the hard work in when they are young ..... it sucks and is inconvenient...but it's necessary and it's every parents job.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:14 AM (Ho2rs)

282
Anyone here want to venture a guess as to what #265 is about? Sounds like gibberish to me.


I don't know what it's yammering about, but I feel like I need to self-flagellate every time I spend any eyeball expenditure reading on of its posts. I call for poster's names at the top of their entry so I can quickly bypass those that need bypassing.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 25, 2012 10:15 AM (OpijJ)

283 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:11 AM (mJMH5)

I used to shoot a fair amount, and the only time I saw any cops at the range they were on the IPSC course, and their range safety sucked. I didn't stick around to see whether they were any good, but my bet is that they weren't.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 10:15 AM (nEUpB)

284 I can't tell you how many times she's had to play
the adult in the room when some idiot parents let their hellspawn little
heathens go screaming around, say, a restaurant's dining room. "Sit
down right now! And you, learn to control your children. Don't let them
control you!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:10 AM (4df7R)
my spouse and i were out with another couple and their cute little 3 year old, that was throwing a hissy over the 'fries' (cottage fry with parsley sprinkles) anyway, the mother got up turned the high chair to the neighboring table with some unknown older folks, older folks raised their eyebrows went on chatting and eating!
you could hear a pin drop, the child stopped everyone went back to chatting and eating, crazy but it worked.
whew.

Posted by: willow at April 25, 2012 10:15 AM (TomZ9)

285 276

curious pretending she's a daytrader

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:15 AM (jm/9g)

286 Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2012 09:04 AM (1Jaio)

Can you please post the link for that article. I have to let one of my friends know she isn't going crazy.

They are going to forgive the student loans in order to make sure the young people vote. (so say my lib/dem friends who posture that "they know and you can trust them" on this information). I then asked if they were going to forgive mortgages too and the person looked shocked that I would even think of that.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:16 AM (oZfic)

287 D'oh Boy threw a tantrum with me in the grocery store when he was a toddler over something he wanted in the checkout line.

I knew the manager and left my cart near his office and said, "I'll be right back."

I drove the three miles to our house, jerked the kid out of his car seat and plopped him in his time out chair facing the wall. Set the timer for five minutes. He was so stunned he didn't make a peep. When the timer went off I didn't say a word, put him back in his car seat and returned to the store.

As we got out of the car I said, "Don't you ever behave like that again with me, understand?" And he didn't (I may have given him a scary look, too. Heh).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:16 AM (UOM48)

288 276

it was rambling about testicles earlier.........

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:16 AM (Ho2rs)

289 285
276



curious pretending she's a daytrader

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:15 AM (jm/9g)
anyone can be a daytrader
it's nothing special. But I'm not, just play around with my own funds.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:17 AM (oZfic)

290 I have a special upper arm death grip which proceeds to the "spock" if attention isn't paid immediately. You don't have to hit them in public because the "spock" works so well.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:17 AM (4yXmp)

291 351 small banks can't repay $15 billion in TARP loans.

Not sure how I missed that, initially.

Small banks had no business taking TARP funds in the first place.
1) The Small banks (except maybe in places like Chicago) were never under that much threat from the Federal Government regarding lending practices in the first place- they were simply too "small potatoes" to be worth suing.

2) It is much harder for small banks to make money in the first place- they simply do not have the economies of scale (not to mention investment portfolios) of the big banks. $1bn may be a substantial-but-not-earth-shattering amount of money for BofA or Chase, but for a small bank? Heck, $1m could be a substantial percentage for a small bank, and would be a drop in the bucket for one of the big banks.

I feel little or no pity.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:17 AM (8y9MW)

292 My hubby always tells me to back away because I will always say something. Kids NEED discipline. If you don't give it, then you lose their trust IMHO.But, then again, my kid called me a dictator when he was three.

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:14 AM (oKsWl)


Heh. I'd say the fact that your kid even KNEW the word "dictator" at three proves that you were doing something right.

Kids absolutely need discipline. It drives me nuts that there are so many people who equate "discipline" with "abuse." There is absolutely no comparison.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:18 AM (4df7R)

293 Geez, these stories about cops not being able to hit the broad side of a barn are amazing. I would have thought self-preservation alone would get them to a range to practice.

Posted by: Retread at April 25, 2012 10:18 AM (joSBv)

294 The man was hit fourteen times. He lived.

James Butler ("Wild Bill") Hickok was shot 37 times over the course of his career, and he had over 74 "confirmed" kills in the meantime.

I got that surprising statistic from a book by Emerson Hough.

Posted by: jwb7605 at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (Qxe/p)

295 The baby boom generation just needs to retire or die so that the educated young with big loans can take over and fix the mess that the baby boomers created.

Posted by: Bernie at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (lkdo/)

296 speaking of shooting...where has scott been?

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (Ho2rs)

297 276 if its now pretending to be a day trader all I can say is - may they lose more than their blouse.

And I denounce myself for being so cruel.... /not

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (Y8+fT)

298 Sounds like gibberish to me.

^^^

Ah a new nic but we all recognize the hash. IT is of ITs meds. Poor thing.

Bless ITs little heart....

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (pLTLS)

299 The cops managed to keep effective cover, hit the guy 14 times and not hurt any bystanders. Job well done. Bullets are cheap.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 25, 2012 10:20 AM (hiMsy)

300 ...."who is crying now?"

We are.......cause you are still posting here.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:20 AM (OWjjx)

301
@AllenG,

Somwhere over on the Volokh Conspiricy, there's an article on one's "constitutional right" to spank their child. I applaud it! (Just before someone jumps down my throat, the obvious limits of reckless harm and serious injury apply.)

Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:21 AM (22rSN)

302 I taught our boy to NEVER touch things in other peoples homes, and he could admire my mother's "pretty things" but they were not to be touched.

The Life Coach and her ex would bring the hell spawn to our house and immediately begin picking things up and putting them out of her reach. My husband said, "For crying out loud, just tell her not to touch the stuff."

Life Coach's reply: "We don't use the word 'no' with her. It's repressive."

We've been suffering the spoiled brat and her entitled attitude ever since (she's 27).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:21 AM (UOM48)

303 what gun were they using? might want to upgrade......

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (Ho2rs)

304 I think people have trouble now because they've left the kid in daycare all week from 7 am to 7pm then they don't know what to do on the weekends or vacation. They are hobbled by their own guilt and the kid doesn't see them as an authority figure.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (4yXmp)

305 it's nothing special. But I'm not, just play around with my own funds.
Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:17 AM (oZfic)

**

we're so impressed

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (jm/9g)

306 "295
The baby boom generation just needs to retire or die so that the
educated young with big loans can take over and fix the mess that the
baby boomers created.

Posted by: Bernie at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (lkdo/)"Many of the younger generation argue that the baby boomers failed to predict the college costs and didn't save enough, ergo, not only do the boomers have loans but their children also have loans. I know, it smacks of the entitlement mentality and mostly comes from the offspring of teachers and union members. It's too funny when you say to them "I took very little from my parents, I've paid my own way and have a lot of loans"....it doesn't compute in their minds, they don't understand why I'm not angry with my parents and why I don't despise them.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (oZfic)

307 Just the headlines on one site make blood shoot out my eyes:


CNSNews:
http://cnsnews.com/
CAIR Sues U.S. Gov’t Over Intrusive Religious Questioning – ‘Psychological Torture’ -- at Northern Border
Hoyer: Middle Class is Paying Price for Bush Administration, ‘Where Much Was Spent and Little Was Paid For’

Interior Secretary: ‘Not Even Harry Potter’ Can Bring Down Gas Prices
Social Security Faces Unfunded Liability of $8.6T, or $73,167.83 Per Household

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (oKsWl)

308 Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:16 AM (UOM4

AWESOME.


290 I have a special upper arm death grip which proceeds to the "spock" if attention isn't paid immediately. You don't have to hit them in public because the "spock" works so well.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:17 AM (4yXmp)



"The Spock." EXCELLENT.

I could always tell when my mother was getting ready to smack me when she'd press her lips together so hard they'd virtually disappear. By then it was usually too late and I'd have earned myself a good swat or three for whatever I'd done.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (4df7R)

309 Speaking of spoiled kids: the NY Post says The Newt has dropped out, and will endorse The Mutt.

Better a Mutt in the White House than a pile of gnawed dog bones on a plate and Bark Obama rubbin' his belly with satisfaction....

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 25, 2012 10:23 AM (MQc8e)

310 Jane D'oh sounds like Life Coach got being Sensei confused with being Friend. And everyone now suffers. And has OWS called you looking for one of their tools?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 10:23 AM (Y8+fT)

311 we're so impressed

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:22 AM (jm/9g)
nothing to be impressed about. anyone can do it, some do it from home online.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:23 AM (oZfic)

312 We don't use the word 'no' with her. It's repressive."

My kids understand there are 3 levels of no.

Simple no...........you may assert one more argument, but it had better be really good. I may change my mind.

Hell no........argue at your own peril.

Over my dead god damn body no............time to leave the room.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:24 AM (OWjjx)

313 So when's the Pope retiring?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:24 AM (UOM48)

314 sarcasm is lost on angela/angelo

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:24 AM (Ho2rs)

315 My mother would give us a thumb and middle finger flick to the face. I'd rather have been hit with a 2 x 4 than that cheek stinging maneuver.

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:24 AM (X6akg)

316 I taught our boy to NEVER touch things in other peoples homes, and he
could admire my mother's "pretty things" but they were not to be
touched.


When my son was about to be born (he's the first grand-kid on either side) my parents (especially my mom) went crazy about us having to child-proof our home. We responded that we'd rather take the cheaper alternative of home-proofing our children.

We did get the cabinet lock things for where the cleaning products go (not stupid, after all), but no where else. We've never had a problem, and as soon as each of our kids were big enough to get past the "childproofing" we did have, we made sure to explain to them they were not allowed under the sink under any circumstances.

Contra my nephews, who think they're entitled to get into any d*mn thing they see fit...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:25 AM (8y9MW)

317
@AllenG,

It's been a while since TARP, but I believe (even if it wasn't reported) that there was some strong pressure to take the TARP funds. Strong as in "Take them or we'll FDIC your ass out of existance." Even for banks that weren't struggling by typical measures of struggling (they may not have been doing as well as in the past, but they shouldn't have been anywhere near the hostile takeover stage.)
Similarly the large banks (and some so-called "super-regional" banks) were forced into Shotgun Weddings rather than have the banks they were taking on collapse (See: BofA/CountryWide among several others.) It allowed the FDIC to claim "See no one big has collapsed" while putting banks in dangerous situations, then waiving TARP money at them to bail them out.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:25 AM (22rSN)

318 The NYC cop non-marksmanship story smells fishy to me. The MFM there is especially anti gun. I'd bet the details are about as accurate as the initial Trayvon martyrdom stories.
You could be firing with one hand and downing Johnny Black with the other and get better results than that.

Posted by: ontherocks at April 25, 2012 10:26 AM (aZ6ew)

319 298
Sounds like gibberish to me.

^^^

Ah a new nic but we all recognize the hash. IT is of ITs meds. Poor thing.

Bless ITs little heart....


Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:19 AM (pLTLS)
Wow, you guys must all be medicated? Another moronette on meds? Do you guys not realize that that stuff isn't good for your body, or your well being?


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:27 AM (oZfic)

320 When my kids disrespect me, I make them call me mam. They hate it.


Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:27 AM (oKsWl)

321 The very term "Life Coach" is one that should evoke nothing but fits of derisive laughter and jerk off motions behind their back.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:27 AM (4df7R)

322 Somwhere over on the Volokh Conspiricy, there's an article on one's
"constitutional right" to spank their child. I applaud it! (Just before
someone jumps down my throat, the obvious limits of reckless harm and
serious injury apply.)


I grew up in the early 70s and all it took was the jingle on my mom's belt on her pants to set me straight. If I knew she was thinking about taking it off to use it on us kids, we'd stop dead in our tracks. It was the possibility, not the actual action of it that made us mind. Things are so different today. And in many ways, it shows. So many kids have no respect for adults and know they can get away with bloody murder within the household. I've seen it hundreds of times. I'm obviously not in favor of reckless harm or serious injury....but kids definitely need strong discipline, which can come in many forms.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 25, 2012 10:28 AM (OpijJ)

323 I'd bet the details are about as accurate as the initial Trayvon martyrdom stories.
Nope. I have NYPD friends. That is how it went down. Ron White has a great comedy bit about police marksmanship.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 25, 2012 10:28 AM (B+qrE)

324 Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:24 AM (Ho2rs)

***

ahh...no sense of humor?

Dead giveaway of its true dem mole nature

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:29 AM (jm/9g)

325 Oh I love Erf Day -- it really brings out the nutterbutters doesn't it??

tiny.cc/xtrbdw

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:29 AM (pLTLS)

326 here's your ::tea:: g'morning

Morning! I have come to the conclusion that there is a direct correlation between how nicely I am dressed for work and the odds that I will have to go down to the Scary Basement Of Doom and muck about with the dust and spiderwebs covered (rocks in corner) servers to fix something. I just had to vacuum cobwebs out of my hair. Oh I am a happy camperette, let me tell you.

As far as the kids in restaurants thing, I am notorious for my dislike of children. However, if I'm in a family type restaurant, hey, as long as the kid isn't actually kicking me, well, I went there voluntarily and I knew it would be loud with a high likelihood of kids running around. I can't bitch about it when it happens. A nice place? That's different. Last Friday I took myself out for dinner at the one snootier places in town and there was a kid who was pitching a fit. I finallypolitely asked the server if I could be moved to the other side of the restaurant. The mother heard me and started up the huffy I can't believe you're making a scene and you obviously have no idea how hard it is to go out with a child. I arched a brow, smiled very very very sweetly and said "Ma'am, I am not the one who is pitching a fit. But that canchange. Quickly." The server miraculously found me a new seat right after that.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 25, 2012 10:29 AM (VtjlW)

327 I think the boys would rather I hit them than "talk" about it all the way home. Heh. My youngest told his kindergarten teacher that she wasn't nearly as painful to listen to as his mother.

Last week we went to the 1st communion workshop where the kids were supposed to write a letter to Jesus that they put in a basket on the altar. (I thought this was stupid but I'm sure it's just an effort to make the ceremony more meaningful). Apparently my kid thought it was stupid too so while I was talking he folded his arms and refused to write the letter. Said Jesus didn't need letters. (So it was a theological dispute). Husband comes over to get me, I drag the kid into the hallway with the Spock and explain that he needs to write something toot sweet or he's going to clean around all the toilets with a toothbrush. He comes back and writes : Dear Jesus, Thanks for dying for me. I hate the devil too. Love, Hisname.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:30 AM (4yXmp)

328
anyone can be a daytrader
it's nothing special. But I'm not, just play around with my own funds.<<<

The Great Retardo is bragging that she bought "call" options to buy Apple stock sometime in the past at a predetermined price, betting that the price would go up.

Of course, she's lying. She waited until Apple's earnings report has already been splashed all over the news so she could say, "Guess how smart I was?!"

Notice she doesn't say how many contracts she bought, whether she wrote them or bought them, when they were written and/or bought, what the strike price was or when the contract expiration date was.

DETAILS, twat. It's the DETAILS that make a successful lie. Saying "Aw, shucks, it was nothing" does not function as a substitute for DETAILS.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:30 AM (mJMH5)

329 And in other news... on this day in 2012, People Magazine Officialy Jumped the Shark, when they named Michele Obama one of the most Beautiful Women in the World.

If beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, I really suggest they need a new Optometrist.

Posted by: Cartman at April 25, 2012 10:30 AM (lZBBB)

330 Oh I love Erf Day -- it really brings out the nutterbutters doesn't it??
tiny.cc/xtrbdw

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:29 AM (pLTLS)


*facepalm*

Just...

*FACEPALM*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:30 AM (4df7R)

331
Gas is down in my area from its $3.89 high to $3.77.

Woo hoo, thank you, Obama!

Sad thing is people will be thrilled to pieces if they "only" pay $3.50/gal on election day. And since we never tied Obama to high gas prices, Obama gets away with it without paying a political prices.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:30 AM (jUytm)

332 http://tinyurl.com/6wa9drp

Thought this was a terrible situation. But, bet phoenix, jane and their little moronette buddies will give us all a sermon about doing the right thing and paying off the debt.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:31 AM (oZfic)

333 My mother would give us a thumb and middle finger flick to the face. I'd
rather have been hit with a 2 x 4 than that cheek stinging maneuver.


My daughter was quite surprised yesterday. I was taking her to her room, and she didn't like it, so she screamed in my face. I reached up and (lightly, but noticeably) slapped her face. The shock she displayed told me it would be... oh, a couple of days at least before she tries to pull that stunt again.

Of course, if I did that in public, I'd probably get thrown in jail these days, but I've found it works pretty well to be willing to be the biggest one. I'll start calm, I'll move to "angry voice," and if that doesn't work (it usually does- virtually always with my son, now), I'll escalate to some form of violence (spankings, ear-twists, flick on the cheek, whatever seems appropriate). I've even gotten to the point where I can pretend to be mad even when I'm thinking "Man, that looked like fun!" about whatever they just did.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:31 AM (8y9MW)

334 Notice she doesn't say how many contracts she bought, whether she wrote them or bought them, when they were written and/or bought, what the strike price was or when the contract expiration date was.

I was told there would be no high finance at this here blog.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:31 AM (OWjjx)

335 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:30 AM (mJMH5)
actually smartass I did a couple of butterflies....

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:32 AM (oZfic)

336 Obama eats dogs.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 25, 2012 10:32 AM (6kctq)

337 "Schrodinger's cat. Who can be thought of as alive or dead?"

Derrr Brain eating zombies , of course

Posted by: Roy at April 25, 2012 10:32 AM (6NZFE)

338 Interior Secretary: ‘Not Even Harry Potter’ Can Bring Down Gas Prices
---
As long as Bernanke is committed to printing the currency into oblivion, it is actually going to be difficult to bring $ per gallon of gas down to something we used to think was reasonable.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 10:33 AM (6LvlL)

339 curious pretending she's a daytrader
Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:15 AM (jm/9g)

Exchangingstanky poontang for McNuggets is trading, right?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at April 25, 2012 10:33 AM (763Kc)

340 Dagny, I've reversed that. I have written emails to their teachers asking that for behavior outside of school, that they start the day on YELLOW (Oh No!). The written email, ready to send scared them straight.

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 10:33 AM (WkuV6)

341
Y'all saw the vid of Obama promo-ing his appearance with Jimmy Faggon, ya?

Obama. The Promo-in-Chief.

http://tinyurl.com/7ys7xpm

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:33 AM (jUytm)

342 Over my dead god damn body no............time to leave the room.

For older teenagers there is also "Have you fucking lost your fucking mind-No-and should I have you institutionalized?-No." They leave at a full run for that one.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:33 AM (4yXmp)

343 curious...........just leave. This is a battle of wits and, sadly, you brought a bic lighter to a tank fight.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:34 AM (OWjjx)

344 Who would have thought brain eating zombies held the key to Quantum theory?

Posted by: Roy at April 25, 2012 10:34 AM (6NZFE)

345 angela/angelo

not a day trader....a day tripper........

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:34 AM (Ho2rs)

346 #337 Roy.... now got from Heavy Metal that refrain of 'eating out our brains' going full tilt. Thanks...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 10:35 AM (Y8+fT)

347
Obama isn't president of the United States.

He's the President of Key Demographics.

(namely: stupid and lazy people)

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:35 AM (jUytm)

348 For older teenagers there is also "Have you fucking lost your fucking mind-No-and should I have you institutionalized?-No." They leave at a full run for that one.

I am so stealing that for the boy. I have a problem dropping f bombs in front of the daughters. Unless its a home improvement project. Then they are all smart enough to realize that they should just leave anyway.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:36 AM (OWjjx)

349 It's been a while since TARP, but I believe (even if it wasn't reported)
that there was some strong pressure to take the TARP funds. Strong as
in "Take them or we'll FDIC your ass out of existance."


The threats were there, but they were all bark and no bite. My dad works for a bank that refused TARP funds. The Federal Government just doesn't have the wherewithal to go after the small banks, and the FDIC wasn't any too interested in cutting off the few banks that were still paying net premiums (as opposed to those that were folding and FDIC was having to pay out).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:36 AM (8y9MW)

350 You know, the main thing I've gotten out of this thread is that damn I now want nutter butters to go with my tea.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 25, 2012 10:36 AM (VtjlW)

351 not a day trader....a day tripper........

You beat me to it, dammit.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 25, 2012 10:36 AM (B+qrE)

352 How did they hit the guy 14x w/o killing him? Sooner or later you've got to nick an decent sized vessel

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (WkuV6)

353 Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom has a new son. Use one of the few non-fucked-up links on the right to go over and wish him well.

Posted by: jwest at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (ZDsRL)

354 So I'm confused. Richard Grenell is the wrong type of ghey because he works for Romney. I get that. But this Don Lemmon guy on CNN is also the wrong type of ghey, even though he's not only gay but also black? If he was in a wheelchair, too, would he still be the wrong type of ghey? Just how many layers of victim status must one have to serve as insulation from the progressive attack machine for daring to mildly agree with a Republican?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (4df7R)

355 "53%
of New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed; Rude Awakening for Class
of 2012; Useless Degrees; Who Benefits From Student Aid?" http://tinyurl.com/6vmg942

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (oZfic)

356 Now that I think about it, they hit him 14 times and he's still kicking? That's an awful lot of flesh wounds. I wonder if the guy had a great spot to hide and shoot from and they just blasted the general vicinity resulting in the guy getting 14 bullet fragment wounds rather than being straight up shot 14 times. Or maybe Bloomberg is issuing Red Rider BB guns these days.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (hiMsy)

357 "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money, than what Barack Obama does with mine."

Posted by: Marie at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (P9OJs)

358 Funny, stories about R turnout, no stories about the disappointing # for Philly for Obama. 144k vs 175k expected (as "low" turnout)

also-
What Iowahawk is swearing about on Twitter:

>>A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.
Article at the Daily Caller.
Posted by: Mama AJ at April 25, 2012 08:31 AM (XdlcF)

well that won't end well for O. Republicans have done the incredible and flipped a 100k voter registration deficit in Iowa that existed in 2008 now to a narrow 4k surplus in registration. 104,000 voters already said fuck it. This will probably push IA even further.

Posted by: CAC at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (sM5FV)

359 CrossFit Rules!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Roy at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (6NZFE)

360 shit just hit the fan. UK back in recession and Rasmussen will release a poll showing Romney up 1 in VA today at noon.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (yAor6)

361 good morning Author!

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:38 AM (Ho2rs)

362 348, also - leaving out the pamphlets from the Jesuit, Military Boarding School in Richmond might work

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 10:38 AM (WkuV6)

363 How did they hit the guy 14x w/o killing him?

The Dixie mafia shot Buford Pusser 56 times. And he lived. If you shoot someone 56 times and they live, it's time to get the hell out of Dodge.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 25, 2012 10:39 AM (B+qrE)

364 morning Phoenix

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:39 AM (yAor6)

365 John McLandslide working to undermine Mittens' presidential bid:

http://tinyurl.com/7of25fm

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at April 25, 2012 10:39 AM (PjCtL)

366 360 Happy dance.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (4yXmp)

367 I guess taking pot-shots, ala the NYPD, is a way to start the morning PG?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (Y8+fT)

368 shit just hit the fan

The preferred AOSHQ phrase is "shit just got real." It's right there in the style manual.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (B+qrE)

369 Funny, stories about R turnout, no stories about the disappointing # for Philly for Obama. 144k vs 175k expected (as "low" turnout)

I noticed that in your election results post, CAC. Seems like those that did turn out were determined for Babette Josephs to GTFO.

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (jm/9g)

370 the markets won't take kindly to hearing recession in Europe

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (yAor6)

371
360 shit just hit the fan. UK back in recession and Rasmussen will release a poll showing Romney up 1 in VA today at noon.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:37 AM (yAor6)


No no no, AuthorLMendez. It's not "Shit just hit the fan." It's "Shit just got real."

Love the meme. Live the meme.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (4df7R)

372 You know, the main thing I've gotten out of this thread is that damn I now want nutter butters to go with my tea.

^^^

NutterButters are good shit!

Normally I don't waste calories on sweets if there's no chocolate involved but I make an exception for those.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:40 AM (pLTLS)

373 anna!!

how are you today?

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:41 AM (Ho2rs)

374 Dagny, I've reversed that. I have written emails to
their teachers asking that for behavior outside of school, that they
start the day on YELLOW (Oh No!). The written email, ready to send
scared them straight.


Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 10:33 AM (WkuV6)

Ha! I've actually sent that letter to my kids kinderg. teacher and was told 'NO'. I responded, 'Well, sorry you feel that way. Since you are the teacher, I will learn from you, and NOT discipline my kid for anything that happens in your class.'She quickly changed her reply to yes.I had her send me a letter home (my kid has read since he was 4) confirming she would do it, and miracles, of miracles, my kid has been fairly good all year

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 10:41 AM (oKsWl)

375 I reserve shit just got real for when the UE report comes out and shows we're in the crapper again

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:41 AM (yAor6)

376 School sent my daughters both home at some point in elementary school with the notion I was not allowed to use corporal punishment. Now the few spankings they got were not severe by any stretch but they still felt the need to tell me they would turn me in. I ended those threats with "I hope you like your new family?" and never heard another peep about it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 25, 2012 10:41 AM (tf9Ne)

377 The preferred AOSHQ phrase is "shit just got real." It's right there in the style manual.

Nonono. The defecation had already been actualized just by the PIIGS. England going into recession constitutes the defecate hitting the rotary ventilator.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:42 AM (8y9MW)

378 Welcome, Morons, to another day of crushing reality.

Posted by: Death & Taxes at April 25, 2012 10:42 AM (6NZFE)

379 "Romney – Ron Paul in brutal battle!
April 23, 2012" http://tinyurl.com/oy4qjq

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:42 AM (oZfic)

380 leaving out the pamphlets from the Jesuit, Military Boarding School in Richmond might work

Many years ago, I was trying a case in the real backwaters of Missouri. Stuck there for 3 days and there was nothing to do. So, one night, in absolute boredom, I went down to the hotel lobby (o.k., it was a Motel 6....but it was the only thing in town) and started viewing the various local tourism pamphlets there (all the time thinking "please Gawd, let there be one strip club broucher.....just one") when lo and behold..........a broucher for an all female military academy about 20 miles away.

It was so useful during my oldest daughter's painful teenage years.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:42 AM (OWjjx)

381 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:31 AM (8y9MW)

Dear Sir;

Based upon your internet Admission of Guilt of Child Abuse, we are sending the Child Protective Service SWAT Team to ensure your childs saftey. When they appear they will take your child into protective Custody, and you house will get a 'saftey inspection'. If any guns, knives, or other weapons are found, they will be confiscated in the interest of your childs saftey.

A hearing will be held, with NO ATTORNEYS, to access the best plan for your childs saftey in the future.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by: Child Protective Services at April 25, 2012 10:43 AM (lZBBB)

382
What if Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were engaged in a brutal battle...and no one noticed or cared?

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:43 AM (jUytm)

383
Oh right, Student loans. Tricky proposition on those. Obviously the Market should just be determining this shit. (my guess is, given current interest rate levels if the market were making these decisions, we'd see rates closer to 4.5-5%).
Previously the Market did determine this IIRC. I was unfortunate enough to have to refinance (you only get one shot at refinancing student loans usually and it's a narrow window.) right as the rates peaked in 2007 because they weren't allowed to free float anymore (they were pegged at 6.5 for about 6 months before the drop I believe.) My wife got in at the low point, so I suppose it all balances out in the end.
The problem is that we've already created this mess, I'm not quite sure how to back out of it safely. Granted since I'm paying 6.5% on my loans, I really don't think that's such an aweful rate, so I'd just let them double anyway. This doesn't solve the problem of slowing down the loan/tuition growth problem.

FWIW, I'll disclose a few things. I graduated Undergrad with about 27k in loans. 10k of those was from a botched attempt to "get the college experience" by living on campus the first year (even though school was in town.) There was some pressure from my parents for this (me being the oldest and first to go to college). So they're quitely paying those down as sort of a "ooops, we got that wrong" apology as well as a downpayment for their future "we're old" care. The other 17K was in those stafford loans, I was paying those down ahead of schedule (choosing to live at home between graduation and my engagement/wedding) until I went to grad school. I took out another 10k for that, but mostly because it was interest free (subsidized) and I got to keep my savings intact. (There wasa 12K loan in there as well, but I didn't need it. It paid out before I could decline it, so I took it, put it in a 1year CD, collected the interest differental between the APR of the loan and the APY on the CD then repaid it off in one lump sum. I don't count that.)
Even all of this, I've only taken out $37k across the entire span of my schooling career, 20K of that (the 10K undergrad and the 10K grad) was either a mistake or gaming the broken system (respectively). I'm totallyconfused as to how people manage to get anywhere near $80k in loans, much less $200k and why I should feel bad for them. (Even if I had lived on campus my entire 4 years I'd have less than $60k in loans.) The outliers are like doctors (who will make it back) or Lawyers (who should have considered the state of the profession.)

Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:43 AM (22rSN)

384 PG, doing good.

Busy building the world behind what is supposed to be a crazy web-comic. Having fun at it.

Though the dishes are going "Hey what about us?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 10:43 AM (Y8+fT)

385 Someone is still beating the Luap Nor drum. For a successful day trader, math seems to escape it.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:44 AM (OWjjx)

386 ipad browser needs some way to just go straight to the bottom of the page, or a working scroller bar. This flicking to the bottom of a long thread thing is annoying!

Posted by: Blaster at April 25, 2012 10:44 AM (IBzrV)

387
Mr Inevitable vs Mr Irrelevant

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:44 AM (jUytm)

388 >>But, bet phoenix, jane and their little moronette buddies will give us
all a sermon about doing the right thing and paying off the debt.

FTFA: "His father had cosigned the loans."

So....guy signed a contract saying he would pay this money back if his son didn't. Son took the money, used it to make a purchase, isn't paying the loan back...guy wants to weasel out after giving his word...and his weaseling makes him some sort of folk hero? No wonder Western Civilization is dead.

Tragic shit happens. If you don't want to repay borrowed money, don't borrow money.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 10:44 AM (/kI1Q)

389 When the grandkids come over, the little hellions at home behave differently. They do occasionally act up though. Ryleigh, age six, was giving her mom a ration of crap and Mommy was admonishing her repeatedly. I looked at her, said her name slowly, but ominously, and looked at her a moment to get her focused. Then I said, "Shut your pie hole. You're tired. lay down. Close your eyes and go to sleep." She did. Mom and the family just looked at me with that, "How the hell do you do that look." BTW, the grandkids love and listen to their mean old Grampa.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 25, 2012 10:45 AM (JKNDp)

390 382

What if Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were engaged in a brutal battle...and no one noticed or cared?






Noooooo! *throws self into pile of cats*

Posted by: angela/dally/curious at April 25, 2012 10:45 AM (UOM48)

391 Obama is the tumor, Romney is the chemo. Deal with it.

Posted by: chuckR at April 25, 2012 10:45 AM (XLu7l)

392 Circa, yes - time for silver bullets

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 10:45 AM (WkuV6)

393
Funny thing about student loans:

Obmacare TOOK OVER THE STUDENT LOAN BUSINESS and no one remembers?

Obama is the one responsible for student loans, now.

He owns it.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:45 AM (jUytm)

394 Both police officers reloaded twice during the barrage. The man was hit fourteen times. He lived.
---
Dude, that's just embarrassing.

Posted by: A couple of stormtroopers roasting marshmellows on a Tatooine farm at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (6LvlL)

395 HeatherRadish, this is apropos of nothing, but how's your cat doing? And your teeth?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (4df7R)

396
Ooohhh...

So instead of making the killing you strongly implied, you made a conservative play. Again, with no details.

Fuck off, lying twat.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (mJMH5)

397 I see the nutjob has changed her name again

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (yAor6)

398 Just how many layers of victim status must one have to serve as insulation from the progressive attack machine for daring to mildly agree with a Republican?

There are none. If you wander off the plantation, you are a. not a woman, b. not queer and c. not disabled. A and B have been said to my face by those who actually meant it. My general response of falling down laughing tends to get the intended awesome red faced, hands flailing, foot stomp "that's not funny!" Good times, good times.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (VtjlW)

399 heatherradish

honor is also lost on angelo/angela.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (Ho2rs)

400
Obama vs Romney

Obama vs Congress

Obama vs Obamacare??

Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (jUytm)

401 We had a peach tree. Some of you know what a switch is, right? I think that a leather belt is preferable to a peach tree switch, if I am the one getting hit. My mom would say "Stop crying or I will give you something to cry about."

Posted by: Jimbo at April 25, 2012 10:47 AM (O3R/2)

402 Obama is the tumor, Romney is the chemo. Deal with it.

Nicely put. That will explain the nausea and vomiting next year.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 10:48 AM (NG097)

403 Posted by: soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (jUytm)

Heck, I'm willing to bet that, with just a little work, we could make this election as Obama v Obama.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:48 AM (8y9MW)

404 so far today it's posted on :

mormons

student loans

apple

and ron paul

where's the tv guide and radio show info?

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:48 AM (Ho2rs)

405
Remember the shootouts on POLICE SQUAD behind TRASHCANS and when the camera panned back the cops were only 10 FEET away from the BAd GuYS?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at April 25, 2012 10:49 AM (jUytm)

406 If Ron Paul wasn't a crazy retarded bigot he'd probably make a decent President.

Well, no, not even then.

Posted by: eman at April 25, 2012 10:49 AM (YrBvI)

407 "Stop crying or I will give you something to cry about."


Posted by: Jimbo at April 25, 2012 10:47 AM (O3R/2)


That was a favorite of my mom too. Also, a playful smack followed by, "That's for nothing....wait til you do something!"

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:49 AM (X6akg)

408 396

Ooohhh...

So instead of making the killing you strongly implied, you made a conservative play. Again, with no details.

Fuck off, lying twat.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (mJMH5)
It none of your business. How's that for you? But I'm making money and you are sitting there criticizing me so who really is the fool? YOU

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:49 AM (oZfic)

409 posted by: alexthechick at April 25, 2012 10:46 AM (VtjlW)

Isn't it amazing how effective outright laughter is at taking the steam out of the typical progressive whiner? It's like magic! They get all red in the face and whiny and, "You don't take me seriously!"

"Of course I don't, you idiot! You say the most ridiculous things!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:49 AM (4df7R)

410 I mean, I'm still not a Romney fan (though the Democrats are doing a lot to make me one), but I would certainly find it pretty easy to vote against Obama.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:49 AM (8y9MW)

411 I am not above telling parents to make their kids behave in a nice restaurant.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 25, 2012 10:50 AM (JKNDp)

412 Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:43 AM (22rSN)

---
There's no painless way out. But if you want a long term solution to the student debt creation industry, it's pretty simple. Let student loans get nuked in bankruptcy, just like anything else. You will see an immediate correction in loan availability and shortly after that a correction in tuition rates to reasonable levels.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (6LvlL)

413 At Starbucks in Tyson's Corner. Man,some talent moves through here.

Posted by: Blaster at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (IBzrV)

414 It none of your business.

Don't fucking post about it here if you don't want to get called out on your lies, you stupid fuck.

Jesus. "It's none of your business, that's why I decided to brag about my fictional financial prowess".

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (Pi5Sz)

415
@AllenG,

I think this is another case of "Texas is better." My understanding is that the banks around here that got all uppity about taking the TARP funds saw many many more regulators than normal. It was hard to say at the time (without hindsight) what would have happened. They shut down a ton of smaller banks in my state (my dad unrolled the list once, it was slightly distrubing. At it's peak I think there might have been 4/week). So I could see why people were afraid (there is an element of state regulation to would account for this variation.)
I don't remember if the bank my dad works at took TARP or not. If he did, I remember him saying something about sitting on the "useless pile" until they took it back. Too many strings.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (22rSN)

416 I am not above telling parents to make their kids behave in a nice restaurant.

Having well-behaved small children of my own, I normally find it sufficient to give the parents a significant look, then look at their brat and pan my gaze over to my kids. It usually works like a charm.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:52 AM (8y9MW)

417 408 angela/angelo

ooooooooooooooo the claws are out.........


you don't know what anyone is doing or not doing .....if you don't want people mocking you...stop giving them shit to mock you over......scat......



Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:52 AM (Ho2rs)

418 Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (6LvlL)

I've been told that student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. I've been told that your heirs will have to continue to pay them off if you don't.


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:52 AM (oZfic)

419 It none of your business. How's that for you? But I'm making money and you are sitting there criticizing me so who really is the fool? YOU

Uh, Gotham Princess, you made it our business the minute you posted it on the fucking internets.

See, none of us cared until that moment. So, if you do not want people to ask questions about your stupid lies.....do not lie in the first place. Pretty easy rule, no?

And stop trying to be witty. You look like Obama trying to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:52 AM (OWjjx)

420 >>HeatherRadish, this is apropos of nothing, but how's your cat doing? And your teeth?

His bloodwork was all normal, litterbox has been normal. Been feeding him wet food twice a day, and he seems to have stopped losing weight for now. We'll follow up in a couple of months.

My temporary crown is driving me nuts, but I'll get a real one next week, so it's all good.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 10:52 AM (/kI1Q)

421
Was in an Outback one night where a small girl was screaming at the top of her lungs incessantly. Her mother never tried to calm her down or discipline her, just let her scream. I was just about to find the manager when she got up to leave, screaming child in tow.

As soon as she got to the door, the entire restaurant erupted in applause.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 25, 2012 10:53 AM (d0Tfm)

422 angelo/angela

a couple of weeks ago you posted a warning about apple stock......concerned troll you are........so fuck off......you are on two sides of every fucking issue.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl laundress at April 25, 2012 10:53 AM (Ho2rs)

423 I think our resident psycho now under the name "anegla" needs some brain talk

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:53 AM (yAor6)

424
Ace will be here early today. I have a feeling.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:54 AM (jUytm)

425 414
It none of your business.

Don't fucking post about it here if you don't want to get called out on your lies, you stupid fuck.

Jesus. "It's none of your business, that's why I decided to brag about my fictional financial prowess".


Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (Pi5Sz)
I didn't post it to "brag about my financial prowess" I posted it to show my belief in apple, that I was willing to bet on my intuition and research. Sheesh, do you guys post stuff just to brag?

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:54 AM (oZfic)

426 I can probably count on one hand the number of times I actually spanked D'oh Boy, but just the threat was enough to get his attention.

In elementary school up north, he came home one day all puffed up and informed me that the next time I spanked him he was going to call 911 and have me arrested (thanks, gubmint schools!). I told him that would be just fine, and I hoped he enjoyed his foster family and sharing a room and toys with five or six other kids.

He never uttered that threat again.

Actually, compared to the hellion in-laws' kids, he was a damned angel. The ultimate compliment came from my m-i-l when he was a teen, who told me I'd done a better job raising D'oh Boy than her other children had with theirs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:54 AM (UOM48)

427 There's no painless way out. But if you want a long term solution to the student debt creation industry, it's pretty simple. Let student loans get nuked in bankruptcy, just like anything else. You will see an immediate correction in loan availability and shortly after that a correction in tuition rates to reasonable levels.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (6LvlL)

And the collapse of a critical support post in the Democrat Empire.

They will fight that like crazy.

Posted by: eman at April 25, 2012 10:55 AM (YrBvI)

428
brb, lookin at boxofficemojo...

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 25, 2012 10:56 AM (jUytm)

429 Hey guys. I just saw upthread a reference to the banhammer swinging a lot yesterday. Just wondering, but did we lose anyone significant, or just the usual trolls?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain (Formerly Abdominal Snowman) at April 25, 2012 10:56 AM (BY55s)

430
Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 10:51 AM (6LvlL)

That presupposes that the loans are the primary (if not sole) driver of the problem. I'm not sure they are. There's enough other stupidly issued federal monies floating around to artificially inflate tution rates.
I think a better option would be to get rid of the FASFA calcuation method. Colleges are on record as saying they tweak tutition each year to make sure that it's some % higher than their average (or median, I forget which) EFC (number on a FASFA form that's the rough amount you/your family can afford.) By doing so they effectively generate a rate that's guaranteed to grant them stunning amounts of federal aid. When asked "why" these colleges said they felt keeping tutition low and forgoing the aid would make them less competetive (since no family actually uses the EFC numbers when making this choice. They're a load of crap.)

Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:56 AM (22rSN)

431 Here's an actual WH tweet. Keep in mind this is an official account btw --

@whitehouse

Awwww yeah! #DontDoubleMyRate slow-jammed by the "POTUS with the Mostest" @JimmyFallon @TheRoots

Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:56 AM (pLTLS)

432 Did anyone see the president's appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night? I'm hearing a lot of odd reactions to it from libs/dems/obamabots.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:57 AM (oZfic)

433 just the usual trolls?

Just some clown going by Iron Skillet and McLovin........the guys who believe that everytime Ace post anything about race, its code for come on aboard and share your racist feelings.....I agree with you. Unless I missed something (which is entirely possible)

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 25, 2012 10:57 AM (OWjjx)

434 nood thread

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (UOM48)

435 Posted by: laceyunderalls at April 25, 2012 10:56 AM (pLTLS)

So should we just start calling him President Dogeater McHipster?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (8y9MW)

436 the psycho has to have some kind of disorder. let's make a game of guessing it.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, Liberterian For Romney at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (yAor6)

437 Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 25, 2012 10:52 AM (/kI1Q)

Glad to hear the cat's doing well. I can empathize (sympathize? Shoot, I can never remember the correct one) on the temp crown, though. Ugh. I had to go through one of those last year. The temp itself was fine, but it was just noticeable enough that chewing was a nightmare.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (4df7R)

438 I didn't post it to "brag about my financial prowess"

You forgot "fictional".

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (Pi5Sz)

439 I didn't post it to "brag about my financial
prowess" I posted it to show my belief in apple, that I was willing to
bet on my intuition and research. Sheesh, do you guys post stuff just to
brag?


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:54 AM (oZfic)


Paleeese....this is not bragging?



They laughed at me for not buying puts. They chided me for my calls.....Sent them all a note today...."who is crying now?"



Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (X6akg)

440 I don't understand why people take their kids TO the nice restaurant in the first place. Hell, I don't take them anywhere unless it's designed for them. Then suddenly you have a 6'2"football player and you don't want to take him to a restaurant either...just because of volume. My husband and I have taken to sneaking off to Baskin-Robbins once a month. Two one scoop cones isn't the fiesta that the whole family wants.....

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (4yXmp)

441 Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 10:54 AM (UOM4

I was a full time single parent with Twins... My Daughter pulled the "I'll go live with Mom" line one time.... I stopped, and silently went into the basement, and came back with a suitcase...

The shock on her face was priceless, and I NEVER heard that"line" again...

Posted by: Child Protective Services at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (lZBBB)

442 438
I didn't post it to "brag about my financial prowess"

You forgot "fictional".


Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (Pi5Sz)
no, fictional implies that it didn't occur and it did, so it would be wrong to lie about it.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (oZfic)

443
"(mJMH5)
It none of your business. How's that for you? But I'm making money and you are sitting there criticizing me so who really is the fool? YOU"

HAHAHAHAHA!

You only have yourself to blame for getting painted into a corner, dummy. And you're only partially correct. I'm sitting here criticizing you while the people around me make money FOR me.

There's a couple of reasons nobody in here brags about their income: it's unverifiable if you want to remain anonymous and NOBODY CARES.

Grow up, you immature little bitch. Or better yet, just fuck off.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (mJMH5)

444 Posted by: Child Protective Services at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (lZBBB)

Wow.... SERIOUS Sock Fail... LOL

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (lZBBB)

445 I got two crowns on Monday--he had new technology and made the crowns on site while I waited. The one I got in Sept I had to get the temp, etc.

Posted by: Dagny at April 25, 2012 11:00 AM (4yXmp)

446 Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 10:58 AM (X6akg)

not bragging.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:00 AM (oZfic)

447 curious, something is seriously wrong with you. Please seek help.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 25, 2012 11:02 AM (UOM48)

448 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 10:59 AM (mJMH5)

That's not my income dummy, that's my fun money. Some people go to Vegas or play the lottery. I use it another way.

I would never tell you my income and what I do for a living, it would make you feel very bad and I wouldn't want to discourage you.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:02 AM (oZfic)

449 not bragging.


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:00 AM (oZfic)



So if it's not bragging, why bother to send a "who is crying now" note to your "friends"? (BTW.....cats can't read.)

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 11:03 AM (X6akg)

450 Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 11:03 AM (X6akg)

I guess since you don't have any friends you wouldn't understand.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:05 AM (oZfic)

451 14 hits out of 84 shots? That's better than San Francisco cops who unloaded on a guy who tried to rob a bank with a fake hand grenade. After he threw the grenade, they fired over 100 rounds and managed to hit him once -- in the ankle. And don't ask me what the point of shooting the guy after he had already thrown the grenade was.

Posted by: Socratease at April 25, 2012 11:06 AM (AEwT6)

452 I've never been much of a spanker, of 5 children i can count on two hands how many times they were spanked collectively. However all mys children say i "have a look" that scares them when i'm piss'd, they don't know why they are scared but that it might 'mean' something bad. shrug.

alex, uh hmm, I never took the children to nicer restaurants until they could sit still.


although i have taken them one on one as a treat .

Posted by: willow at April 25, 2012 11:07 AM (TomZ9)

453 Didn't Ace post something very similar to what weed said in the blog post I linked to, months ago?

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:07 AM (oZfic)

454
I would never tell you my income and what I do for a living, it would make you feel very bad and I wouldn't want to discourage you.
<<<<

Oh, no! Please do! I want to know what a banger you are because I'm always looking for mentors. I promise I won't be discouraged. I'll be impressed and motivated to emulate your success.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 11:08 AM (mJMH5)

455 18 months of intense study in Chemistry after High School could easily prepare a person to work as a Chemist.

The employer could hire that person and expect good job performance.

More training could be added later at reduced cost to the employer and the employee.

But, the whole college education system (CES) is not set up to prepare people to be good employees, even though employers want to see the sheepskin.

The CES exists to serve the CES and its masters.
As long as employers feed the CES beast we will suffer.

Posted by: eman at April 25, 2012 11:08 AM (YrBvI)

456 Oh angela, that cut....so deep....









Idiot.

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2012 11:08 AM (X6akg)

457 I would never tell you my income and what I do for a
living, it would make you feel very bad and I wouldn't want to
discourage you.


Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:02 AM (oZfic)

OMG! It's Bitchelle Obama! I KNEW it!
Hey, I gotta ask - how many times a week does Obama request dog for dinner?

Posted by: momma at April 25, 2012 11:08 AM (oKsWl)

458 my..-s

Posted by: willow at April 25, 2012 11:08 AM (TomZ9)

459 And the collapse of a critical support post in the Democrat Empire.



They will fight that like crazy.

Posted by: eman at April 25, 2012 10:55 AM (YrBvI)
---*evil grin*---Posted by: tsrblke at April 25, 2012 10:56 AM (22rSN)
---
Yes, any amount of reduction in the distortion caused by government intervention will help the problem. Bankruptcy acknowledges/resolves the past misallocation of resources while ending federal 'aid' reduces the misallocation going forward.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 11:09 AM (6LvlL)

460 Joe Buck: Well, Troy, we are back at Moron Stadium where today, we have curious/angela/Gotham Princess/at.....
Troy Aikman: Joe, just stop. you listing all of its names is going to take longer than the actual match. It is curious vs. the Moron Hoard in what may very well be the most lopsided match of the year.

Joe: O.K., Troy, so far, we have seen..uh...........it brag about her day trading, pretend that its still a primary contest between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney and professing her love of Apple..thoughts.

Troy: Well, a few Joe, which appears to be more than it has ever had. First, it is lousy at spinning fiction. The key to good fiction is the details. From this performance, I am not sure it can spell detail, let alone know what one is. Second, it is truly a pathetic performance. All this bitching and moaning, it sounds like Nancy Pelosi being told that there is a 3 day waiting period for new botox injections.

Joe: Troy, its still early.

Troy: Sorry, Joe, but when I watch the performance of it, I can only compare it to that infamous rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Roseann Barr in San Diego......except, to be truly accurate, it would have been Ms. Barr doing that same perforamce............nude.

Joe: And once again, time to remind everyone that the Fox Broadcast Booth is brought to you by Clorax Brain Bleach. You know why you need it.

Posted by: Fox Broadcast Booth at April 25, 2012 11:10 AM (OWjjx)

461 I would never tell you my income and what I do for a living, it would
make you feel very bad and I wouldn't want to discourage you.


Still not bragging, I see.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 11:10 AM (Pi5Sz)

462 Formatting...just wow

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2012 11:12 AM (6LvlL)

463 On the internet, no one knows you're a dog, but they do know you're a whiny bitch.
Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 10:00 AM (NG097)
On the web nobody knows you are a steaming pile of rat shit. Oh wait, I guess they do. I can smell the stench from here.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 11:12 AM (OlN4e)

464 Must've been the dog meat diet in his formative years.
Yeah. Obama's got Mad Bitch Disease.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 25, 2012 11:14 AM (nU/dt)

465 Amd in other news...

Leon Panetta announced today a new Pentagon Unit, dealing with Clandestine Intelligence Operations.

This puts Uniformed US Military Officers, directly in the spy buisness... and CLANDESTINE denotes OUT of Uniform, which places them OUTSIDE of the Geneva Convention Protections.

It also blurs the Legal Line of the UCMJ, and destroys the idea of the seperation of Missions between the CIA and US Military.

Are they activly attempting to destroy our Military?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 25, 2012 11:15 AM (lZBBB)

466 " I guarantee you there will be pundits today wringing their hands about voter turnout last night. They'll be pretending that turnout (which I assume was low, but didn't bother to check because any moron could tell you it'll be low) is an indicator of how dedicated Romney's voters really are. They'll be pretending this because pundits have to pundit about something and their pulpy little parietal lobes don't have a lot of punditry primed for a primary with only pro forma polls pending."

And how many of those "low turnout but who cares" states will actually vote for Romney in the general ?

New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delware, Connecticut? Oh, he's popular in blues states, during a primary with low turn out after his chief competitor bailed and the other two are either making a gesture or broke ? That's impressive ? You think that smells good and makes people like Romney's chances? Yeah, at this point he's probably the GOP candidate for good or ill. So what?

A sweep of weak turnout wins in blue states that probably won't actually vote for him in the general fter Santorum dropped out are a big exciting deal changer because....?

Posted by: Cackfinger at April 25, 2012 11:16 AM (CCHli)

467
This is what "debating" curious looks like:

http://tinyurl.com/6tws3db

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 25, 2012 11:18 AM (mJMH5)

468 I would never tell you my income and what I do for a living, it would

make you feel very bad and I wouldn't want to discourage you.



Whoring is no way to go through life.

Posted by: EC at April 25, 2012 11:20 AM (GQ8sn)

469 The crook had a .22 pistol and only fired it once before he got lit up.
And yeah, 84 shots is a bit much. That's more like suppression fire.

*****

I'm gonna take a wild guess that he was on drugs. What choice did the police have if it took 14 hits before he went down and even then held on to the gun? I mean, the animal had already killed one person and attempted to kill another. It wasn't like he intended to just roll over.

First lesson in CCW training, safety first. Second, you fire until the aggressor is stopped. In his case, it took 14 shots to stop him. I'm more concerned about the 70 shots that didn't hit him. What exactly did they hit and how the hell did policemen with firearms training manage to make contact only with only 17% of the shots fired?

Lesson here....don't bring a .22 to a 9mm fight.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 25, 2012 11:21 AM (piMMO)

470 I would never tell you my income and what I do for a living, it would


make you feel very bad and I wouldn't want to discourage you.

******

I'm gonna take a wild swing here and guess that you are so full of shit that you plug your nose and ears to keep it from spilling out.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 25, 2012 11:24 AM (piMMO)

471
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 25, 2012 11:21 AM (piMMO)
I'll tell you how. My Son is a cop, and many cops fire their weapon only to requalify once or twice a year. The standards are pretty lenient, and it still takes some 2 or 3 tries. They are simply not proficient with their weapons because they don't ever practice. My kid always gets maximum points, because it isn't difficult and he shoots a lot.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 11:24 AM (OlN4e)

472 Joe: And Troy, lets throw it down to our sideline reporter, Pam Oliver, who is with Coach David Axelrod.

Pam Oliver: Thanks Joe, Coach, uh........curious doesn't seem to be cutting it today.

Axelrod: The idiot, and believe me, that is what it is, is going off script. Look, we tell it, you are to be a pretend faux conservative who supports Ron Paul because he is the last true conservative and your job is to depress the hell out of these conservatives to the point where they don't vote for Romney and the idiot keeps yammering about Apple or whatever. Crap, if our god damn fundraising was where it was supposed to be, we could afford real trolls, but instead I get this dumbass. And what the hell..........can someone get all these damn cats off the sidelines. How many friggin cats can you fit in a one bedroom appartment in New York?

Pam: Coach, any plans to adjust your strategy in the second half?

Alexrod: Why........this dimbulb would not follow script anyway. It will soon start rambling about what it and her friends, which by the way, are nothing more than all these damn cats hanging around here, saw on PBS last night. Personally, I am going to leave anyway........Barack is marinating a doberman pincher for a BBQ later and damn, his marinated doberman is the bomb, you should come by and try some, Pam.

Pam: Uh, yea, uh, Joe, Troy?

Troy: Marinated doberman? WTF? Joe, where is the Clorox Brain Bleach?

Joe: Clorox Brain Bleach...........good for wiping out mental images, not recommended for roasting Fido..Clorox Brain Bleach.

Posted by: Fox Broadcast Booth at April 25, 2012 11:28 AM (OWjjx)

473
"The
U.S. Capitol Police force is investigating a reported threat against
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is often mentioned as a possible
vice presidential pick for likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Rubio is scheduled to give a foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon." http://tinyurl.com/89cbtlc

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:30 AM (oZfic)

474 Looks like someone changed the reward offered for that link to the moaning pundit, and didn't own up to the update.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Sweet Lou at April 25, 2012 11:30 AM (/RTvI)

475 "I
think young voters in this country have to vote for me if they're
really thinking about what's in the best interest of their country and
what's in their personal best interest," Romney said Monday in
Pennsylvania after announcing his support for an effort Obama is pushing
to keep the interest rate on federal student loans from doubling in
July. Obama is visiting college campuses in key states this week to
rally students around the proposal."http://tinyurl.com/6ndn45s

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:32 AM (oZfic)

476 I'll tell you how. My Son is a cop, and many cops fire their weapon only
to requalify once or twice a year. The standards are pretty lenient,
and it still takes some 2 or 3 tries. They are simply not proficient
with their weapons because they don't ever practice. My kid always gets
maximum points, because it isn't difficult and he shoots a lot.


****

That's just crazy. First and foremost, their weapons training is for their own and the safety of their partners, not for killing the other guy. Sure, they can unleash a barrage and get lucky, but had that fella been holding anything other than a .22, something with some power and distance behind it, he might well have taken them down first.

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems not only like laziness, but sheer stupidity to go out into the field unprepared. My ex-boyfriend was damned proud of his Expert rating and would never have gone into the field unprepared.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 25, 2012 11:33 AM (piMMO)

477 "Sen. Marco Rubio calls Putin 'weak' and says U.S. must deal with 'China of today" http://tinyurl.com/6nroatf

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 11:34 AM (oZfic)

478 465 - Romeo13 - come on, the problem isn't that it happens, the problem is talking about it AND worse putting together some sort of OSD level lawyer shop to manage it. Guaranteed leak, guaranteed powerpoint ranger tab for someone.

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 11:35 AM (WkuV6)

479 I've watched 13/15 cops fail the basic pistol qual. Most (11) passed the second time. The last couple had problems.

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2012 11:37 AM (WkuV6)

480 Clandestine unit? So the DIA is not enough? Never mind when the likes of AFOSI and Army CID go undercover? Hey Panetta what is the real reason huh? Need some Political Commisars to ride herd on officers so they are more obedient lapdogs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 11:37 AM (Y8+fT)

481 472

Nice.

Posted by: kallisto at April 25, 2012 11:40 AM (jm/9g)

482
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 25, 2012 11:37 AM (Y8+fT)
I wondered about that too. It smells. We don't need yet another intelligence agency.

Posted by: maddogg at April 25, 2012 11:42 AM (OlN4e)

483 I still think Newt is going to get the nomination.

Posted by: Eternally Hopeful ABR Republican Voter at April 25, 2012 02:24 PM (+XVQe)

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

Posted by: steevy at April 25, 2012 02:37 PM (7W3wI)

485 483
I still think Newt is going to get the nomination.


Posted by: Eternally Hopeful ABR Republican Voter at April 25, 2012 02:24 PM (+XVQe)
funny, a lot of the paul people think he's getting it by having a coupe at the convention. This guy named weed has a post about the paul/romney debacle: http://dougwead.wordpress.com/
then I still have my black conservative friend who remains in the conservative/republican closet, who thinks that his favorite Rick Santorum will come through.

Posted by: angela at April 25, 2012 03:08 PM (oZfic)

486 Dang how much must your wrist hurt after shooting 84 bullets.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 25, 2012 04:24 PM (r4wIV)

487 Gabriel,

As per your request:

http://tinyurl.com/7gammdc

And I am holding you to the ORIGINAL deal we agreed on -- your undying gratitude. None of this changing the terms BS.

Will be stopping by with the family for a month or two this summer. Please develop explicit instructions on how to summon your spirit for my great-great-grandchildren.

Might be a good time to start dusting off those SAT manuals.

Posted by: Sweet Lou at April 25, 2012 04:39 PM (/RTvI)

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