Saturday Morning Open Thread

Why is Obama running from Scott Brown?

I mean, the senator just wants a little game of one on one.

Answer below the fold.

If you answered, "Because he's a SCOAMF", congratulations.

No word on Brown's golf game.

Also, happy Cinco de Mayo, or, as Obama might say off-prompter, happy cuatro de cinco. Siete de nueve was unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Andy at 08:10 AM



Comments

1
Liz will have Senator Brown's scalp in November!

Posted by: Near-oquois Indian at May 05, 2012 08:14 AM (BHM5V)

2 SCOAMF:The most un-interesting man in the world.

Posted by: nikkolai at May 05, 2012 08:14 AM (pSsN0)

3 Woot, today is the day to declare "the sink is mine". But in spanish.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 08:15 AM (UpwlP)

4 I may look like a Tailface, but I'm 100% Near-oquois!

Posted by: Lizzy Warren at May 05, 2012 08:16 AM (BHM5V)

5 In the beginning of obama's reign, when he played basketball with the secret service, didn't someone always have to have medical care and it was NOT obama? If he plays dirty, which he probably does, could he get away with that with a sitting senator and probably in front of cameras?

Posted by: J at May 05, 2012 08:16 AM (D9aau)

6
Hey Amigo
Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:17 AM (lkdo/)

7 Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a shot misser.

Posted by: Learflyer at May 05, 2012 08:18 AM (kheK+)

8
#5

Well, you do make some sense. The only people Obama is really interested in hurting is citizens of the United States.

Posted by: Jack at May 05, 2012 08:19 AM (zKFOT)

9 Fuck Cinco de Mayo

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at May 05, 2012 08:19 AM (mFxQX)

10
I woke up to a kitchen sink and backsplash full of ants.
I blame the SCOAMT.

Posted by: Justamom at May 05, 2012 08:20 AM (Sptt8)

11 Why do I care about a holiday which commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862?

Answer is: I don't.

Posted by: mama winger at May 05, 2012 08:20 AM (P6QsQ)

12
"The
prospect of a Gallic diaspora of high earners was backed up by Knight
Frank, the property agent, which said numbers of French web users
searching online for its prime London properties online in the past
three months had risen 19 per cent compared with the same period last
year."

James Pickford, Financial Times

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:21 AM (lpWVn)

13 I think that Liberals like cinco de mayo because a traditional slave owning government (France)that sided with the confederacy was defeated. Also, beer companies make money on cinco de mayo.

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:23 AM (lkdo/)

14 Let me tell you how those speculators are distorting the oil market in their "can't ever lose" war on the American people.

http://tinyurl.com/7mydhax

Posted by: Barky the Zero at May 05, 2012 08:25 AM (i3+c5)

15 Sombrero sales are up

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:25 AM (lkdo/)

16 From somewhere, deep inside 'Surreal History Land'...where I just can't wrap my brain around any of it anymore, a small tiny voice whispers 'yah, they're counting on that...'

Posted by: JQ Public at May 05, 2012 08:25 AM (NBj0d)

17
Obama one out of five, Cinco de Scoamf

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:25 AM (lpWVn)

18 So Scott Brown sinks a half-court shot.

Elizabeth Brown plays Aztec field hockey with human skulls. It's in her blood.

I'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo when La Raza celebrates Tisha B'av.

For those south of the border, enjoy the holiday.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 05, 2012 08:25 AM (Af3Wg)

19 Obama ate a dog

Posted by: Payaso at May 05, 2012 08:26 AM (RQFbZ)

20
Good Morning 'rons and 'ronettes. Up early today am I, because my new neighbors are apparently having their 4th fight in the 2 weeks they've moved in.
I guess it's time to go take advantage of those historic homes prices and GTFO of this rental.

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 08:27 AM (22rSN)

21 Cinco de Mayo is Groupo Modelo's atttempt to ride the coattails of St. Patrick's Day in the US. Pretty darn smart of them, concidering Mexicans themselves don't celebrate it.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 05, 2012 08:27 AM (mxnUd)

22 Obama ate a dog


Posted by: Payaso at May 05, 2012 08:26 AM (RQFbZ)

But in a spirit of solidarity with the brown masses, did he eat a dog on Cinco de Mayo?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 08:27 AM (i3+c5)

23
Tequila sales are up. So, why is Cinco de Mayo more popular in America than in Mexico?

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:27 AM (lkdo/)

24 In an interview with the Associated Press, Jody Agius Vallejo, a sociology professor at the University of Southern California, explained the Cinco de Mayo phenomenon this way: "It's very similar to how Irish-Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day," said Vallejo. "One way they can honor their ethnicity is to celebrate this day, even when most don't know why."

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:28 AM (lkdo/)

25 I think that Liberals like cinco de mayo because a traditional slave
owning government (France)that sided with the confederacy was defeated.





No, they like it because it gives them an excuse to pander.

Posted by: mama winger at May 05, 2012 08:28 AM (P6QsQ)

26 It was a corndog!

Posted by: President Zippy Chow at May 05, 2012 08:30 AM (BHM5V)

27 >> Why do I care about a holiday which commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862?

Excuse to drink?

Posted by: Andy at May 05, 2012 08:30 AM (XG+Mn)

28 Diez y seis (Sept 16th) is Mexico's Independence Day. Today is just another day down south.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 05, 2012 08:31 AM (mxnUd)

29 I like to think of it as Tequila and Dos Equis day.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at May 05, 2012 08:31 AM (VW0I/)

30 Is today Cinco de Quatro?

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 05, 2012 08:31 AM (MwTP4)

31
Cinco is popular because it is an excuse to drink and party, of course, and better weather than St. Paddy's day.
If that was all I had to do today...

Posted by: Justamom at May 05, 2012 08:32 AM (Sptt8)

32 Spico de Mayo?

Posted by: Frito Bandito at May 05, 2012 08:34 AM (O3R/2)

33
I worked in a Mexican restaurant in college and we made the margaritas in trash barrels. Usually clean ones.
Hated Cinco- mucho mucho work and drunks are crappy tippers.

Posted by: Justamom at May 05, 2012 08:35 AM (Sptt8)

34 Cinco is preseason fireworks.
This year with live heads in a dufflebag in Nuevo Laredo.

Meanwhile KSM military tribunal finally begins so that hairy football will be spiked sometime pre-election.

Posted by: DaveA at May 05, 2012 08:37 AM (ZYrSB)

35 Obama ate a dog? How do we know it wasn't a composite dog consisting of multiple dogs? Andhow do we knowhe quit eating dog after that?

Posted by: Lymond at May 05, 2012 08:37 AM (RxLT6)

36 sounds about right (very non-Eisenhowerish)
http://tinyurl.com/899ntea

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 08:38 AM (i3+c5)

37
"Cinco is popular because it is an excuse to drink and party, of course, and better weather than St. Paddy's day.
If that was all I had to do today..."
Well, if you are living o Gov't assisstance, need to take are break from the video games and party

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:38 AM (lkdo/)

38 Elizabeth Warren would school James Anaya that all Native Americans have high cheek bones, so anyone with high cheekbones "deserves" a free piece of American Pie territory.

Anaya's problem with logic imposes a chronological starting date as if prior migrations don't count. His UN rationale would return the Native Americans back over the Bering Strait to Siberia in an ironic convergence back towards the Caucuses. Is this what Putin's pro-birth policy had in mind for increasing Russia's population?

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:39 AM (lpWVn)

39 Tsrblke find yourself a nice foreclosure, they are all over the place. I did a couple months ago and don't know why I waited so long. New garbage disposal is going in today, Mom better not screw that job up or I'll cut her rations.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 08:39 AM (/izg2)

40 Another drinkin' holiday. It's like the micks with St. Patty's.

Posted by: nickless at May 05, 2012 08:40 AM (MMC8r)

41 Yeah.. Cinco is quite a nice scam the beer vendors and especially the Tequila brands have foisted upon the dopey American public.. gotta hand it to 'em.. nicely done.

The funny thing is, they now try to sell you all these premium tequilas in a Margarita of infinite varieties.. It's like using 30 yr old single malt scotches for making punch.. but the rubes just belly up to the bar 3 deep for them!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 05, 2012 08:40 AM (UTq/I)

42 On this Cinco de Mayo, I am pleased to announce a 15% increase in the taco rations, and the Mayo Unemployment has fallen to 7.4% as we added 273 jobs and 700,000 people have left the work-force.

Posted by: SCOAMF at May 05, 2012 08:42 AM (MwTP4)

43 Hmmm...

Ya think Elizabeth Warren scalps her vajajay?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 08:42 AM (niZvt)

44
Saw on the MSM that some Americans have already started drinking to celebrate the holiday. Any morons start drinking yet?

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:43 AM (lkdo/)

45 Mohawk.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 08:44 AM (/izg2)

46 Cince de Mayo AND a full moon. At perigee. My son-in-law works security at a medical facility, swears the full moon effect is very very real. Non-lunatics hardest hit. By lunatics.

Posted by: zeera at May 05, 2012 08:44 AM (99GEK)

47 I know this was posted on other threads, but Iowahawk has done a great job analyzing the Life of Julia. I though this was the best analysis yet and it is worth a click if you haven't seen it:

http://tinyurl.com/7lxofle

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 08:44 AM (i3+c5)

48 "I am pleased to announce a 15% increase in the taco rations," Good news. More taco making jobs!

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:45 AM (lkdo/)

49 We once hired a trainee, a typical frat boy who got the job because his daddy was friends with thes 2nd in command in our office. He started on May 6 or 7 and, not having anything to do on his first day, he spent the entire day calling all of his friends, saying every single time, "How was your Cinco de Mayo?" All fucking day. I can't hear the phrase "Cinco de Mayo" in anyone's voice but his.

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 05, 2012 08:45 AM (VS9kC)

50 My husband got a call from the labor room re a 24 yr old patient with a pregnancy problem. She has three babies under the age of four, different fathers, pregnant again and no insurance. Fat and smokes. He couldn't give advice because that would be accepting responsibility for care and referred her to the clinic. He's tired of getting stuck.
I'm wondering HTF she meets men and gets pregnant. When I had little ones, I went to the grocery store, pre-school, church...WTF?
I guess to these kind of "people" , The Life of Julia is a high aspiration!

Posted by: Justamom at May 05, 2012 08:46 AM (Sptt8)

51
Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 08:39 AM (/izg2)
We have about 8 months left on our lease, so we were going to start looking Mid July anyway.
That has been moved up to ASAP.
Not sure if I want a forclosure. Pros and Cons, most of the ones around here are "no inspection permitted." I don't mind repairs, but I don't want to buy a house and find out it's got severe problems.
My banker father says you can get around that by putting in a standard "No questions walk away" clause and just pay the inpsection yourself. might ask the realestate agent.

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 08:46 AM (22rSN)

52 Mexican or Irish hangover:

Dos Equis or Corona and Tequila
v.
Guinness or Kilkenny and Whiskey

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:46 AM (lpWVn)

53 What could Elizabeth Warrenbe doingto celebrate Cinco? Opening the border?

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:47 AM (lkdo/)

54 I really don't care about holidays made up by booze distributors.

Attention Central Indiana morons:
There's a "welcome back Iraq veterans" parade in Brownsburg at 10 a.m. If you see a fat woman in a Milwaukee Brewers T-shirt, say hi.


I'm in kind of a bad mood...I joined the local county GOP page on FB so I could be more informed (and b/c after living in Milwaukee County WI, the whole concept of county-level GOP is a novelty), and the first post I see is bashing all the "garbage" who move into my ZIP code and rent cheap boxy houses and make everything look like shit.

Which is ME, dammit. Way to make me feel welcome and motivated to volunteer.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at May 05, 2012 08:47 AM (hO8IJ)

55 foreclosure purchase

beware liens against the title

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:48 AM (lpWVn)

56 how do you open an open border?

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:49 AM (lpWVn)

57 (And my cheap boxy rental doesn't look like shit...the neighbor's fucking dog dug up the petunias, but the lawn gets mowed weekly and I pick up all the garbage the local trash company dumps out on Thursdays. The three abandoned/foreclosed units in the cul-de-sac, OTOH....)

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at May 05, 2012 08:49 AM (hO8IJ)

58 Don't get between Moochelle and her tequila tamales.

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:50 AM (lpWVn)

59 It's like using 30 yr old single malt scotches for making punch.. but the rubes just belly up to the bar 3 deep for them!

Buncha snoots you guys are. I also like my velvet elvis.

Posted by: toby928© denounces himself so you don't have to at May 05, 2012 08:54 AM (NG097)

60 I think Romney should campaign with Scott Brown for a day and mention in passing that Obama is ducking Brown's challenge to play one-on-one.

It will get national play and really tick off the JEF.

Posted by: Jose at May 05, 2012 08:55 AM (srIqv)

61 Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 08:46 AM (22rSN)

I would be leery of any deal where absoultely no inspection is possible. Both my daughter and I have bought houses that were inspected (and paid for by us not the realtor) and the inspectors missed moderate to severe structural problems.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 08:56 AM (i3+c5)

62 Elizabeth is probably telling mexican votersabout thegreedy 1 percent.

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 08:56 AM (lkdo/)

63 The funny thing is, they now try to sell you all these premium tequilas in a Margarita

A repackaging opportunity, a 1/2 pint of premium, a bottle of regular and business cards for a local bail bondsman.

Posted by: DaveA at May 05, 2012 08:56 AM (ZYrSB)

64 58 Don't get between Moochelle and her tequila tamales.
Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:50 AM (lpWVn)


Don't get between Barry and his chihuahua burrito.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 08:58 AM (niZvt)

65 I'm pretty sure Cinco de Mayo is the day to feel sorry for the major fuck ups to the south of us.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 09:02 AM (UpwlP)

66 Some top athletes wear #5 to honor cinco de mayo

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 09:02 AM (lkdo/)

67 radish

tell them that.......assholes......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 05, 2012 09:03 AM (Ho2rs)

68 Fuck Cinco de Mayo. I celebrate the 4th of June. If you do not know what happen then, look it up.

Posted by: Mark formerly in Spokane,now in Sandy Ut at May 05, 2012 09:04 AM (xGX1p)

69 and the first post I see is bashing all the "garbage"

bash back snarkily, the pinky finger out tea snippers needs the Tea Party needs the Bible bunch needs the all business gang.

Posted by: DaveA at May 05, 2012 09:06 AM (ZYrSB)

70 White American Liberals make a bigger deal out "Cinco de Mayo" than any Mexican does. The rest of Latin America completely ignores it.

Liberal American douchebags make sure this BS beer holiday is celebrated in America.

How do Mexicans celebrate the Fourth of July?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 09:06 AM (niZvt)

71 Ron Paul Hooligans are out in force at the Maine state convention. Potential for chaos is high.

Posted by: Matt in Maine at May 05, 2012 09:07 AM (b2H9J)

72 Tiannanmen Square? Maybe something to "observe" but to celebrate?


Posted by: Jimbo at May 05, 2012 09:07 AM (O3R/2)

73 In case you were wondering, on Saturday May 5 2012 at 9:07:49 AM EDT, Abe Vigoda was alive.

Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 09:09 AM (NG097)

74
June 4,1912 – Massachusettsbecomes the first state of theunited statesto set a minimum wage.

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 09:09 AM (lkdo/)

75 #73 Are you sure? How can you tell?


Posted by: Jimbo at May 05, 2012 09:09 AM (O3R/2)

76 73 In case you were wondering, on Saturday May 5 2012 at 9:07:49 AM EDT, Abe Vigoda was alive.
Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 09:09 AM (NG097)


Are you sure?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 09:09 AM (niZvt)

77 I pick up all the garbage the local trash company dumps out on Thursdays.
--
That sounds familiar.

So much for leaving a campground cleaner than you find it. Try keeping your street clean of thoughtless drive-by walk-by litter, or as the case may be of garbage mis-"collection".

Here's another recent lack of common decency, people walking their dogs and leaving the dog shit piled splat on the sidewalk. AT LEAST let the dog dump on grass if you're too contemptuous to carry your own dog's shit bag. Ignoring your dog's shit doesn't fool anyone, certainly not your dog.

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 09:10 AM (lpWVn)

78 71 link?

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 09:10 AM (lpWVn)

79 Celebrating a battle in which mexicans defeated the French ?

Nothing like making a holiday out of a participant ribbon.

Posted by: Nutmeg Moron at May 05, 2012 09:12 AM (Vg4Vv)

80 Obama come perro.

That sounds even nastier in Spanish.

Posted by: Payaso at May 05, 2012 09:12 AM (RQFbZ)

81 El Cinco de Mayo?

Llevar a cabo las chicas borrachas cachondas!

Posted by: Fritz at May 05, 2012 09:12 AM (/9E6Z)

82
"Fuck Cinco de Mayo. I celebrate the 4th of June. If you do not know what happen then, look it up."

1919 – Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women.
Also, Conrad II (Holy Roman Emperor) died on June 4

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 09:13 AM (lkdo/)

83 How do Mexicans celebrate the Fourth of July?

By coming to America.

Posted by: Payaso at May 05, 2012 09:13 AM (RQFbZ)

84 Here's something up Elizabeth Warren's maize-hole:

UN wants US to give back land to the Indians.

Laughable were it not for who controls our government.

Link over at Pajamasmedia.com

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 05, 2012 09:15 AM (Af3Wg)

85
"Try keeping your street clean of thoughtless drive-by walk-by litter, or as the case may be of garbage mis-"collection".
Here's another recent lack of common decency, people walking their dogs and leaving the dog shit piled splat on the sidewalk."
Ever notice how liberals complain about not recycling, litter and dog waste but they are the first ones to throw trash/beer bottles etc. out the car window and let their dogs shit anywhere without cleaning it up?

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 09:16 AM (lkdo/)

86 #68 "...I celebrate the 4th of June..."
My birthday, thanks for celebrating!

Posted by: Born on the Fourth of June at May 05, 2012 09:16 AM (6gK+C)

87
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 08:56 AM (i3+c5)

Indeed!I have no intention of buying a house sans inspection. I'd be willing to accept a "no repairs or concessions" with a walk away clause though. And we'd rather pay for our own inspector anyway (allows us to choose, provides less perverse incentive to the inspector to just rubber stamp it. Being the right-winger I am, I believe firmly that incentive exists and if I'm paying said inspector he has incentive to find something that'll squash the deal so that I have to hire him again for potential house 2. Also the internet and Angie's List have made locating a competent (or avoiding incompetent) inspectors easier.)

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 09:17 AM (22rSN)

88 Celebrating a battle in which mexicans defeated the French ? Nothing like making a holiday out of a participant ribbon.
Posted by: Nutmeg Moron at May 05, 2012 09:12 AM (Vg4Vv)
------
And the much celebrated battle didn't even slow the French down in taking over the country.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 09:18 AM (UpwlP)

89 We'll never know who that poor, starving moron was who first ate a handful of rotten fruit and said, "This tastes like ass, but it fills my belly and lessons the burning need I have to cut off my wife's head to finally get her to shut up." Today, and everyday, I lift a glass and thank God Almightly for this inimitable source of succor and joy.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (mxnUd)

90 Sun Journal (Maine) :




Madore said several state legislators told him they would endorse Paul. A carpenter by trade, Madore said “I believe strongly in Mr. Paul’s vision for America, a return to
constitutional liberty and discipline. Given the economy
and the building cycle, it was timely for me. Right now, my tools are
safe and dry in my shop and I’m working hard for Ron Paul.”
--
hardly a radical hooligan for chaos

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (lpWVn)

91 Do they even teach about the 4th of July in America anymore?

Aren't they too busy with Cinco de Mayo and the Great Red October Revolution?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (niZvt)

92 Why do I care about a holiday which commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862?



Margaritas.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (Gk3SS)

93 Also, the Battle of Midway started on the fourth. But more important, my birthday!!

Posted by: Born on the Fourth of June at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (6gK+C)

94 Here in MA, Lizzie "Ugh" Warren is running ads featuring the stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable dog-eater (Bo eats Puppy Chow, Bark eats Chow puppies) stuttering her praises as the creator of a wonderful gubmint agency that protects consumers. She can "fight the big guys," she says.

The use of President Historic First© in the ads ought to get her a lot of MA voters, including some living ones. Scott Brown better not ease up for a second....

This is my second Cinco de Mayo since leaving California. At least it's not a big deal here in the actual U.S.A..

Posted by: MrScribbler at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (MQc8e)

95 "UN wants US to give back land to the Indians."

We'll get started on that right after they get started on European and Asian countries sorting out who they've taken land from in the past 500 years.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 05, 2012 09:19 AM (rX1N2)

96 So would it be wrong to drink Lone Star instead of Coors?

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 05, 2012 09:20 AM (BwDfs)

97 I'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo when La Raza celebrates Tisha B'av.



worth repeating

Posted by: fluffy at May 05, 2012 09:20 AM (z9HTb)

98 My banker father says you can get around that by
putting in a standard "No questions walk away" clause and just pay the
inpsection yourself. might ask the realestate agent.

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 08:46 AM (22rSN)



This is exactly what I did, of course I bought from the government so they weren't going to do fix anything. I knew I was getting a project, but I'm by myself so I don't have to worry about wife and kids saying "when is ________ going to be done?" Get a referral to a good inspector. If you have a buddy that's a contractor bring him along for the inspection that way you can get an idea of what it'll cost to fix things as you go through the inspection.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 09:20 AM (/izg2)

99 I told the UN I'll have more flexibility after the elections!

Posted by: Barry Obama at May 05, 2012 09:22 AM (niZvt)

100 June 4, 1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.

Posted by: rickl at May 05, 2012 09:22 AM (sdi6R)

101 "This tastes like ass, but it fills my belly and lessons the burning
need I have to cut off my wife's head to finally get her to shut up."
-----------------------------------------------------

How did he know what ass tastes like?

Posted by: Payaso at May 05, 2012 09:24 AM (RQFbZ)

102
71
We're gatting readyin California for our always meaningless primary, and the Ron Paul signs have started to sprout.
"RON PAUL 2008"
Meanwhile I'm here in Louisville, where someone found a Mariachi band to punctuate the morningweather babe's scattered thunderstorm predictions and bouncy breast demonstrations.

Posted by: scottst at May 05, 2012 09:25 AM (82cAp)

103 Obama ate a dog. He said it was 'tough'. Maybe he should have waited 'til it was flaccid.

Y Siete de Nueve es muy cliente. O algo.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at May 05, 2012 09:25 AM (HLv97)

104
@44 - I was up at 4AM...got the apartment cleaned and went to the grocery store. Had a bottle of wine in the fridge that someone had given me, so I thought, "Oh, it's 9AM. What the hell?"
Yes, I've started imbibing...not because of Cinco de Mayo...just because. (No, this is not a pattern....)

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 05, 2012 09:25 AM (D9/tA)

105 My favorite part of the dog is the part that looks like a lipstick tube has been rolled all the way out.

Posted by: Barky O'Marxist at May 05, 2012 09:26 AM (YYyqq)

106 "inebriated Cleveland Indians fans"

That's redundant. But can you blame them? The team had been in the cellar for twenty years.

Posted by: Payaso at May 05, 2012 09:26 AM (RQFbZ)

107 I'll take on Senator Brown after I achieve the major milestone of my campaign - reaching a par four in two from the ladies tees.

Posted by: President Three Putt at May 05, 2012 09:26 AM (rX1N2)

108 In 1974, my great uncle took me to a Texas Ranger's game (I was 7). I sat in the hot sun for three hours watching 20 guys stand around in open field, and soon came to the inclusion I was surround by a bunch of idiots. Y'all do this for fun?

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 05, 2012 09:26 AM (mxnUd)

109 88 After all is said and done, it would prove the merit of people creating their own myth that means what the people make of it.

Funny, they'd sell the US Jefferson administration the Louisiana Purchase, only to return later south of the border to take Mexico for a time.

The French Empire came, saw, conquered, and then lost.

And so goes Sarkozy?

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 09:27 AM (lpWVn)

110 @106 - Being a borderline alcoholic or full-fledged drunk is a pre-requisite for living in Cleveland.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 05, 2012 09:29 AM (D9/tA)

111 "RON PAUL 2008"

71. As if you'd prefer Obama's unprecedented administration.

ABO

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 09:29 AM (lpWVn)

112 108 - It's posts like that, that make me wish I'd taken typing instead of calculas.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at May 05, 2012 09:30 AM (mxnUd)

113 I have to go get my car inspected today. 5 days overdue and I wouldn't want the Nanny State staying up nights worrying about my safety..

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 05, 2012 09:30 AM (hiMsy)

114 "Do they even teach about the 4th of July in America anymore?D o they even teach about the 4th of July in America anymore? CoolCzech

No. They spend alot of time teaching about the Bolshevick revolution (not kidding)

Posted by: Lampshade at May 05, 2012 09:33 AM (lkdo/)

115 Car Inspection? What's a Car Inspection?

Posted by: Jimbo in South Carolina at May 05, 2012 09:34 AM (O3R/2)

116 Napoleon sold Louisiana to the US because he couldn't defend it. He figured selling it to us would generate some revenue and keep the Brits out. He was right.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at May 05, 2012 09:34 AM (VW0I/)

117 A little known fact:

The October "Revolution" wasn't a revolution. It was a coup d'Etat.

The February Revolution overthrew the Czar.

Posted by: Jimbo in South Carolina at May 05, 2012 09:36 AM (O3R/2)

118 Someone. Needs to compile a video of Obamas sports highlights. Basketball golf bowling opening day baseball pitches. It would be brutal. In a good way

Posted by: AndrewsDad at May 05, 2012 09:36 AM (vYJuY)

119
Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 09:20 AM (/izg2)
Yeah, I'd really rather not have a project personally, my wife doesn't have teh stomach for it.
That being said, we're perfectly fine with "horribly outdated" as long as it's functional for at least 5 years. That's how we plan on saving some dough.
The good news is (from my perspective at least) there's an area near here where the forclosures are largely composed of young-ish people who took out large homequity loans for upgrades during the middle of the boom and now can't pay them back (never borrow the entire equity of your house!) This is at least somewhat of a departure from the "didn't care about it, fixer upper" forclosure. In any case, it's a high enough rate to drag prices down across this entire, good school district, nice area. (Bascially "Anti-detroit").

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 09:36 AM (22rSN)

120 When women get drunk on tequila, it's always a good time to celebrate.

Posted by: Fritz at May 05, 2012 09:36 AM (/9E6Z)

121 A Lefty-lefty, how cute! You are going to eat that shit-shot if you put it up around any half-mobile moron, Mr. President. Just eat it ... Whack! (*sound of roaringmoron hordehere*)

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 05, 2012 09:37 AM (RC3M9)

122 Republicans Face Standoff With Diverse Coalition


AP- What began with GOP efforts to restrict reproductive rights, threatens to engulf the party, and may have a devastating impact on presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Sources close to the former Massachusetts Governor have expressed grave concerns over the fallout from the party's ill-fated War on Women. "Women are half the electorate, when you alienate them, we're looking at a real uphill battle" said a top Romney adviser in off the record comments.


The Romney campaign was reeling after the recent meeting, and possible alliance of Meghan McCain and Sandra Fluke. Ms. McCain is the daughter of 2008 Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain. Ms. Fluke is a college law student who was thrust into a national firestorm regarding access to birth-control after being savagely attacked by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.


Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 09:38 AM (MwTP4)

123 Napoleon III was just playing empire. The Mexicans owed France a crapload of money and the French attempted a sort of foreclosure. We were busy fighting our own civil war so it seemed like an opportunity. He was wrong.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at May 05, 2012 09:39 AM (VW0I/)

124 Siete de Nueve dice: Déjame que te asimilar.

Posted by: Siete de Nueve at May 05, 2012 09:39 AM (7FadD)

125 10 Terro

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 09:40 AM (OTtAK)

126 Refresh before posting

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 09:41 AM (OTtAK)

127 "Siete de nueve was unavailable for comment." That reference at least deserves a pic! Come on!

Posted by: Kazoo Girl's Guy at May 05, 2012 09:41 AM (5z6T9)

128 Off damn sock!

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at May 05, 2012 09:42 AM (5z6T9)

129 I don't need a link. I'm sitting on the fourth row. I also talked with Josh Tardy who has the same idea.

Posted by: Matt in Maine at May 05, 2012 09:43 AM (b2H9J)

130 I would stay and chat, but I need to go and practice TF2 so that I don't get beat-up so badly on the next Moron Night on Steam. If you missed it ...you missed it! Can't wait for the game thread, just to hear the rambo's beating their chests! :-)

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 05, 2012 09:43 AM (RC3M9)

131 Obama es un clusterfuck tartamudez de un miserable fracaso.

Posted by: Siete de Nueve at May 05, 2012 09:44 AM (7FadD)

132 123, the correspondence Sheridan had at Texas border went like, "I see you have a lot of troops, I have 25K veterans, let me know when your leaving."

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 09:46 AM (OTtAK)

133 Brownsberg Radish? I know that area,or used to. Spent 10 years living just e. of Plainfield. The best of times and the absolute worst of times. Moved back to the shire 24 years ago.

Posted by: teej at May 05, 2012 09:47 AM (auda5)

134 > I celebrate the 4th of June. If you do not know what happen then, look it up.


Posted by: Mark formerly in Spokane,now in Sandy Ut at May 05, 2012 09:04 AM (xGX1p)


My birthday! Thank you. I really think it's going to catch on.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 05, 2012 09:47 AM (8sCoq)

135 In the spirit of multiculturalism, I think that this 4th of July the MSM should televize coverage of how major Mexican cities are marking the occassion... You know, making little Mexican kids say the Pledge of Allegiance, taking down the Mexican flag in front of schools, holding parades, the parties liberal Mexicans hold in their homes... That sort of thing.

Then we'll all "feel the love," you know?

Posted by: Barry Obama at May 05, 2012 09:49 AM (niZvt)

136 Happy Five Kinds of Mayo Day to all

Posted by: Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at May 05, 2012 09:49 AM (WJIEn)

137 Off, sock

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 09:49 AM (niZvt)

138 Obamaya isya aya iserablemay usterclufay ofya ailurefay. Latin 101, moe-rons!

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 05, 2012 09:49 AM (RC3M9)

139 Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 09:38 AM (MwTP4)

Nice. It was like I was reading it in the paper myself.

Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 09:53 AM (NG097)

140 >>>I think that this 4th of July the MSM should televize coverage of how
major Mexican cities are marking the occassion... You know, making
little Mexican kids say the Pledge of Allegiance, taking down the
Mexican flag in front of schools<<<

Because it is Mexico's fault our schools are run by liberal fucktards.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at May 05, 2012 09:53 AM (VW0I/)

141
My ancestors celebated when the blood of the human sacrificesfrom our enemies ran thick and constant in the streets of Tenochtitlan.
If only I could recapture those glory days in my Massachusetts. This time we will not be ensuring the sun will rise, but we will ensure the complete and total submission of our enemies.
I just need enoughslaves to build me a pyramid....

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at May 05, 2012 09:54 AM (D9/tA)

142 Also


Hit the tip jar!!


Where else would we get to swear and tell crude jokes, throw some innuendo into ... well, into everything, and hang out with Morons and ette's who invent new and amazing words?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at May 05, 2012 09:55 AM (1fLwj)

143 Where else would we get to swear and tell crude jokes, throw some innuendo into ... well, into everything, and hang out with Morons and ette's who invent new and amazing words?

Slashdot?

Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 09:55 AM (NG097)

144 Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 09:38 AM (MwTP4) Never has so much bullshit been spewed in as little as two paragraphs. Morn ya'll.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 05, 2012 09:56 AM (SBL+e)

145 Slashdot?

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



Touche.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at May 05, 2012 09:58 AM (1fLwj)

146 116 Yes.

And Napoleon needed the Louisiana money to finance his conquests elsewhere. Just as the Czar sold us Alaska in order to finance his own wars.

After the French defeats, then the Germans began their expansion south of our border. That Trotsky himself would choose outside of Tucson for his final refuge is also interesting, the international regional influx not normally remembered.

After ridiculing the many recurring French Revolutions, coming to recognize that America suffered our own horribly bloody civil war over finance and conquest is humbling.

A shame Bastiat didn't have more public sway in his era, and longer tenure in the public educational curriculum. No one clarified logic more simply than he.

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 09:58 AM (lpWVn)

147 122 "Women are half the electorate, when you alienate them, we're looking
at a real uphill battle" said a top Romney adviser in off the record
comments.
--

top Romney self appointed adviser?
Meghan McCain

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 10:02 AM (lpWVn)

148
Scott Brown is a bow tie’n white boy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 05, 2012 10:03 AM (FvIVC)

149 Sitting in the Midas waiting room. They actually have a good selection of magazines. ESPN, SI, Economist, etc. I wonder if my totally fucked up rearview mirror will pass this time.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 05, 2012 10:04 AM (hiMsy)

150 "Repo Men," NRO

But the pinstripes gang is suffering from a collective case of [Obama] buyers’ remorse: Sure, the insurance guys got the keys handed to them with Obamacare, and the structured-finance guys still are sitting securely behind their fortifications of impenetrable complexity and staggering leverage, and the investment banks got to underwrite a lot of “Build America Bonds” and nonsensical stimulus financing. But they want more — that is their nature. And they’re sizing up a cozy little investment in Mitt Romney, a fact that should give Republicans pause. Blackstone’s boss, Stephen Schwarzman, will hold a fundraiser for Romney at his Park Avenue apartment in December, and he’s encouraging his fellow pirate captains to climb aboard the USS Willard. Romney is himself a Wall Street guy, hailing from a firm with the cartoonishly villainous name of Bain (say it out loud) Capital. The top dog — Goldman Sachs, as though you needed to be told — is backing Republicans by a wide margin at the moment. So is practically every other major Wall Street player: Donors associated with Bank of America, Paulson Co., the American Bankers Association, New York Life, the National Association of Realtors, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, UBS — all are going Republican. At this point in the cycle, only Citigroup’s donors have joined Bain in staying Democratic — and, really, how could you blame them, given the sweet deal that Tim Geithner laid in their lap? Romney’s ten biggest donor blocs include Goldman Sachs (his biggest — No. 1, as always), Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase. Bain’s thrown a little goodwill money his way, too.

So, what does Wall Street want?

Here’s what Wall Street doesn’t want: It doesn’t want to hear from Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann or even Newt Gingrich, or suffer any sort of tea-party populism. It wants you rubes to shut up about Jesus and please pay your mortgages. It doesn’t want to hear from such traditional Republican constituencies as Christian conservatives, moral traditionalists, pro-lifers, or friends of the Second Amendment. It doesn’t even want to hear much from the Chamber of Commerce crowd, because those guys are used-car dealers and grocery-store owners and for the most part strictly from hick, so far as Wall Street is concerned. Wall Street wants an administration and a Congress — and a country — that believes what is good for Wall Street is good for America, whether that is true or isn’t. Wall Street doesn’t want free markets — it wants friends, favors, and fealty.

Now there’s a whole bunch of people wanting to get paid back and not enough money for everybody to get made whole, and the big Wall Street banks want to make sure that they’re first in line, with the government rewriting the rules of bankruptcy to put them ahead of the local-yokel customers out in the sticks. If you don’t think that the government can just arbitrarily rewrite the bankruptcy rules to suit its political preferences, revisit the General Motors bailout, when it did just that, shortchanging bondholders in favor of the union goons who act as Democratic footsoldiers and dues-collectors.
So there you have it: hedge-fund titans, i-bankers, congressional nabobs, committee chairmen, senators, swindlers, run-of-the-mill politicos, and a few outright thieves (these categories are not necessarily exclusive) all feeding at the same trough, and most of them betting that Mitt Romney won’t do anything more to stop it than Barack Obama did. If anything, the fact that Romney is having the least luck with the firm that knows him best speaks better of him than does the enthusiasm he apparently inspires in Goldman Sachs et al.

Either way, the last thing Wall Street wants is for the Corzine scandal to launch a new round of frenzied outrage out there on the fruited plains where dwell people who don’t know an IPO from a CDS, and who might suspect that something here is not entirely on the up-and-up. They’re hoping that conservatives can be buffaloed with a bit of cheap free-market rhetoric into not noticing that something is excruciatingly amiss here. They are the repo men, headpiece filled with subprime-mortgage derivatives, and they are looking to repossess the Republican party they abandoned in 2008 (see “Losing Gordon Gekko,” National Review, March 9, 2009). Free-market, limited-government conservatives should be none too eager to welcome them back, nor should we let our natural sympathy with the profit motive blind us to the fact that a great many of them do not belong in the conservative movement, and that more than a few of them belong in prison.

— Kevin D. Williamson is a deputy managing editor of National Review.
Dec. 28, 2011

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 10:05 AM (lpWVn)

151 That Trotsky himself would choose outside of Tucson for his final refuge is also interesting, the international regional influx not normally remembered.

Just moved to Tucson last summer; didn't know that. I'll have to find out more.

Posted by: BishopWash at May 05, 2012 10:05 AM (hqKrm)

152 Please put up a NewEgg widget also. My outlier purchases frequently do not find happiness on Amazon. Today I will shoehorn as a cross-bearing gesture. (*self back-pat picture here*)

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 05, 2012 10:06 AM (RC3M9)

153 Good morning everyone, and Happy Cinco De Mayo! Or as it is more properly known, El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, or as we say in English the The Day of Battle of Puebla. Yup, not Mexican Independence day as the lunkheads in the press always call it. That's actually in September.

Yes, today we celebrate a Historic day. The French Army was defeated by a much smaller force of Mexicans at Loreto and Guadalupe.

The French invaded Mexico with a well armed force and, well, being French - lost the battle to a force about half their size.

Today we celebrate the fact that then Mexican President Benito Juarez ran like a little bitch and left all of these troops behind to fend for themselves. All because he and his government owed the French about as much money as we currently owe China and then refused to pay them.

It's what some in our press today would refer to as a "gutsy call".


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at May 05, 2012 10:06 AM (R5yLq)

154 This really isn't a great day in Napolean family history. In 1821, Napolean I (married to Josephine big-long-name, aRambler familycousin) kicked the bucket.

You know what else? On this date in 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified. Why don't liberals, mostly Democrats,celebrate that?

Posted by: Nash Rambler at May 05, 2012 10:08 AM (HLv97)

155 the correspondence Sheridan had at Texas border went like, "I see you have a lot of troops, I have 25K veterans, let me know when your leaving."
Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 09:46 AM (OTtAK)
------
and, oh, wedid a gun walking thing, so hurry up and leave

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 10:09 AM (UpwlP)

156 Wasn't Trotsky considerably south of Tucson?


Posted by: Jimbo at May 05, 2012 10:09 AM (O3R/2)

157 If even parts of this are true, this is very disturbing. "Police shut down event promoting U.S. Constitution - Ann Arbor, MI." http://tinyurl.com/buyqu7t

Posted by: political correctness czar at May 05, 2012 10:10 AM (8LCNs)

158 I guess Meghan McCain wants Romney to take a shellacking worse then her father. I don't think that two dollars and her advice would buy a bottle of good domestic beer at any bar.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at May 05, 2012 10:15 AM (phlKA)

159 157...wtf?...no permit maybe?

Posted by: billygoat at May 05, 2012 10:15 AM (GsBJY)

160 Posted by: political correctness czar at May 05, 2012 10:10 AM (8LCNs)

shariah creeps in on little cat feet, wielding the power of the state to ensure mullah approved conformity

I for one welcome my new overlords, I just wish I knew which sect was least likely to be killed by another sect in the name of the rop.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 10:15 AM (i3+c5)

161 151 Tucson's history is very interesting, as is Arizona's emergence from identity as part of the New Mexico Territory. Currently, the Mexican Cartels own some US property hills overlooking Tucson where they reportedly terrorize American law enforcement officers. The cartel (with Mexican Army) aren't just shooting at Sheriffs in Texas.


Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 10:17 AM (lpWVn)

162 150
Excellent article.

Posted by: rickl at May 05, 2012 10:18 AM (sdi6R)

163 political correctness czar-I read it. CAIR are nothing more or less than HAMAS, Dearborn branch.

By the way, if a letter from CAIR sparks off the thought of "public safety", that itself means that the local law enforcement consider a letter from CAIR to be a terrorist threat - and, since I'm assuming that CAIR has learnt enough over the past decade not to put those threats in their letters overtly, that means that local law enforcement know that CAIR are HAMAS.

This is a job for Governor Snyder.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 10:19 AM (QTHTd)

164 Odd that people here know more about Mexicos history than my mexican son in law, who has a mexican flag hanging from the mirror of the car I bought them.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 10:20 AM (UpwlP)

165 I don't see Vic around, but I wanted to ask him how long before the Japanese turn their nuke plants back on. My guess is right after they experience their second consecutive quarter of -5% negative growth, or 10,000 Japanese die of heat strokes this summer, whichever comes first.

Oh well, better them then us. We'll be able to use them as an example for future generations of brain-dead liberals who think that algae and windmills and massively subsidized low-yield solar panels are ever going to approach the output from nukes.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at May 05, 2012 10:22 AM (phlKA)

166 Why America is great, we celebrate other countries victories over the French.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2012 10:23 AM (wlURR)

167 Car failed. 583 dollars for 4 new tires, a belt and wipers.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 05, 2012 10:24 AM (hiMsy)

168 Anna, you missed an apostrophe. I think the following is more grammatical:

we celebrate other countries countries' provinces' ineffectual and short-lived victories over the French.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 10:25 AM (QTHTd)

169 That rim is racist.

Posted by: DeepBeam at May 05, 2012 10:26 AM (19uT8)

170 156 Yes. Mexico City suburb assassination. But Trotsky had a hideout in the AZ border Sonoran desert south of Tucson. In the 1960s it used to be part of the tourist lore repeated at the old San Xavier del Bac Mission for those loading the bus en route to Nogales.

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 10:26 AM (lpWVn)

171 BTH, I stand corrected. How many times has Germany conquered France? The Romans? France is akin to a drug resistant STD.... we are so doomed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2012 10:27 AM (wlURR)

172 Jobless Numbers Boost Presidents Re-Election Bid


AP-The unexpected steep drop in the unemployment rate figures to bolster President Obama's claims of a rebounding economy, while undercutting challenger Mitt Romney. The unprecedented low number of people seeking jobs may serve to neutralize Romney's self-proclaimed appeal as a job creator.



Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 10:32 AM (MwTP4)

173 #165

To a certain type of bureaucrat, having many thousand elderly people die in a heat wave is a feature, not a bug. They look on the incident in France a few years ago with admiration for the huge cost cut from the budget. This is a big deal to the severely graying Japan.

I expect Japan would do it far more effectively than the French. I'd expect to see the heat related mortality figures among the elderly get into the six digits. It would cut a lot of costs and transfer a huge amount of capital to either the government or younger citizens with more of an urge for frivolous consumption. The government economists would be positively giddy.

Posted by: epobirs at May 05, 2012 10:34 AM (kcfmt)

174 A contretemps on campus this week when some white woman was caught "singing the racist 'Frito Bandito song' with Spanish lyrics."

Apparently the concerned Raza policewoman didn't recognize the traditional Mexican tune Cielito Lindo, and didn't understand enough Spanish to distinguish a tender love song from a stereotype jingle for corn chips.


Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 05, 2012 10:34 AM (a5ljo)

175 Why America is great, we celebrate other countries victories over the French.


All except for one country.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 05, 2012 10:34 AM (ZOf1l)

176
self-proclaimed?

Romney has actually created jobs.

Number of jobs created by the other "self-created" job creator, Obama: 0

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 10:35 AM (jUytm)

177
The unprecedented low number of people seeking jobs...

This is key sentence because it is the key lie in the Obama propaganda piece.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 10:37 AM (jUytm)

178 how do you say
'Stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure' in Spanish?

La tartamudez mierda conjunto de un miserable fracaso
LTMCDUMF not as tidy as SCOAMF

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 05, 2012 10:39 AM (3Zo6I)

179
Everything is cool because Obama's awesome economy has the fewest people seeking jobs.


Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 10:39 AM (jUytm)

180
All of Junior Seau's problems are gone.

Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 10:41 AM (jUytm)

181 Some of the French surrenders were the fault of the French - the civilians - not of the French troops in the field. For instance none of the three reverse gears were used at Verdun.

I have in mind especially Algeria, where the French kicked the Algerians' collective arse hard - and then De Gaulle surrendered anyway.

Mexico might also qualify, since the French had conquered most of the country (except the north) until the Americans ordered Napoleon III to fuck off. Without foreign troops, Maximilian had no hope.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 10:42 AM (QTHTd)

182
September 12, 2001

Good news for New York commuters -- parking space availability hits an all-time high.

Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 10:42 AM (jUytm)

183 Why do I care about a holiday which commemorates the victory of the
Mexican Militia over the French Army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862?


You care enough to know more about the "holiday" than most Mexicans

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 10:43 AM (X3lox)

184
Tiger Woods is now able to spend more time with his children this weekend.

Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 10:43 AM (jUytm)

185 mierda conjunto

My Spanish is nonexistent, but if it's like French then this would appear to refer to a clusterpoo, not a clusterlovemaking

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 10:44 AM (QTHTd)

186
Troops returning from Iraq with one leg spend less money on socks.

Posted by: AP at May 05, 2012 10:45 AM (jUytm)

187 FOUR MORE YEARS!

Posted by: Presideezee of the United Steezee at May 05, 2012 10:45 AM (/Whs0)

188 I have in mind especially Algeria, where the French kicked the
Algerians' collective arse hard - and then De Gaulle surrendered anyway.


He had to. The French people would have rioted and strung him up if he didn't surrender. The French live to surrender. Mostly they live to surrender and leave allies hanging in the wind, but they like a plain, old surrender (even without any allies to stab in the back, which is the REAL French national sport).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 10:46 AM (X3lox)

189 Well Boulder, lets remember it took 17 years, mostly under Bourbon regimes, for the French to conquer Algeria, the first time, De Tocqueville, even showed up half
way through in 1839, to chronicle the effort,

Posted by: Cthluthu at May 05, 2012 10:47 AM (tplAg)

190 There is an "Emergency Flash Update" available from Adobe. The vulnerability is serious. The attack vector seems to be very selective, so it is not likely that you are a target, but you never know. ArsTechnica devotes 4 paragraphs, with links to updates and more info : http://tinyurl.com/7u7sbns

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 05, 2012 10:47 AM (RC3M9)

191 Amazon special on French surplus military rifles. Never used. Dropped once.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 05, 2012 10:49 AM (a5ljo)

192 Speaking of Arizona. Brewer has signed a ban on all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 05, 2012 10:50 AM (piMMO)

193 just noticed this on yahoo news:

"Just four days after his trip to Afghanistan,
Obama said that money saved from ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
should help pay down the national debt and go to health care, education
and infrastructure."

can Barky really be that thick?

Posted by: mallfly at May 05, 2012 10:53 AM (bJm7W)

194 In that light, recall that the Evian accord, the surrender on Algeria, came after nearly
16 years of fighting, and mostly due to the usual leftwing nags, Sartre, de Beauvoir, et al.

Posted by: Cthluthu at May 05, 2012 10:53 AM (tplAg)

195 I like fat bulges I cannot lie

Posted by: President Hide my Gay at May 05, 2012 10:53 AM (/NLxj)

196 That's a good thing. I hope it's been written so no shenanigans can get the money there through 3rd & 4th parties.

Posted by: teej at May 05, 2012 10:54 AM (auda5)

197 @196 forgot to say @192

Posted by: teej at May 05, 2012 10:56 AM (auda5)

198 I love it when Michelle drops her voice a few octaves and straps on the 10" pink one.

Posted by: President Hide my Gay at May 05, 2012 10:57 AM (/NLxj)

199 Amazon special on French surplus military rifles. Never used. Dropped once.


****

hehehehee

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 05, 2012 10:58 AM (piMMO)

200 It reminds me of my days in NY

Posted by: President Hide my Gay at May 05, 2012 10:58 AM (/NLxj)

201 can Barky really be that thick?

AmishDude, math, law school*

*some assembly required
batteries not included
void where prohibited



Posted by: Waterhouse at May 05, 2012 11:02 AM (nIZa7)

202 And the French not only surrendered to the Algerians in Algeria, but they brought the Algerians to France and then surrendered to them there, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 11:02 AM (X3lox)

203 Obama Misses His Threes?


***********

Obama missed four times.

Posted by: tasker at May 05, 2012 11:07 AM (r2PLg)

204 I just turned down a trip to mexico. My father's new woman (mom is totally spinning in her grave), wants to go to mexico, so my father and brother have the idea of making it a family trip.

Phone call went like this-

ring ring...hello

dad: hey, we're planning a trip to mexico in the fall, you interested?

Me- Nope, wouldn't go there on a bet.

Dad- well how about if I pay?

Me- Not even for free. I was in mexico once, and I was there once because I didn't fucking want to go twice.

Dad- it will be fun, your brother is going.

Me- It will be for fun inheriting both of you idiot's shit when you don't make it back. Talk to me when you decide to go to Italy.


Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 11:08 AM (FMbng)

205 Today, we are all White Hispanics.

Posted by: Michael at May 05, 2012 11:09 AM (Hl5ka)

206 Oh never mind I guess they meant his three pointers.

Posted by: tasker at May 05, 2012 11:11 AM (r2PLg)

207 ""Me- It will be for fun inheriting both of you idiot's shit when you
don't make it back. Talk to me when you decide to go to Italy.""



Argh...that was supposed to be-

Me- It will be MORE fun inheriting both of you idiot's shit when you
don't make it back. Talk to me when you decide to go to Italy.

Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 11:12 AM (FMbng)

208 Afternoon!

I had posted this in the ONT last night 466 so I won't copy/paste it again but it's my apology to Jane and anyone else I may have offended with my grouchiness in general and especially the grouchiness directed to her the other day. I was out-of-line. I tried to send her an email via the yahoo group but it failed so I don't know if she removed herself from the group.

Anyway hope everyone has a pleasant Cinco de Mayo/Derby Weekend.




Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 11:13 AM (FP3nN)

209 Me- Not even for free. I was in mexico once, and I was there once because I didn't fucking want to go twice.



*****

Heh.

I've never been there and have no desire to go. Hell, we have 50 states full of nearly any type of landscape/dining/culture imaginable. There's a helluva a lot to do here.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 05, 2012 11:14 AM (piMMO)

210 My great great great great great great grandpa was Mexican!!!...Ole!...let's go get in my lowrider and vamanos Jefe!

Posted by: El Billygoate at May 05, 2012 11:14 AM (GsBJY)

211 Ah frick, I forgot this website doesn't link. You'd think I'd learn that by now.

Well it was in last night's ONT comment #466

tiny.cc/pmcudw


Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 11:15 AM (FP3nN)

212 I guess to these kind of "people" , The Life of Julia is a high aspiration!
Posted by: Justamom at May 05, 2012 08:46 AM (Sptt

When I was in my 20s I had an apartment with my cousin and brother. Above us were two single women and one ended up pregnant and got the apartment approved for section 8. She said one day, "it's always been my dream to be on section 8". Can you imagine that being your dream? Such low aspirations in the great USA.

Posted by: hey teacher at May 05, 2012 11:15 AM (5+Fw+)

213 It never occurred to me that tequila would taste good by itself, only ever had the cheaper stuff, which doesn't really until you are too drunk to know better. Then a friend went to Mexico and brought back a breathtakingly expensive bottle of tequila and poured it for us straight. It was delicious, amazing, an orgasm of liquor in my mouth.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at May 05, 2012 11:15 AM (RZ8pf)

214 198 I love it when Michelle drops her voice a few octaves and straps on the 10" pink one.
Posted by: President Hide my Gay at May 05, 2012 10:57 AM (/NLxj)

I'm very gentle. Mooch is very rough. Barky sure misses Reggie.

Posted by: Valarie J. at May 05, 2012 11:15 AM (YYyqq)

215 Heard on NPR yesterday that Cinco de Mayo isn't celebrated in Mexico. (Was listening to NPR on accident, in someone else's vehicle.)

Posted by: baldilocks at May 05, 2012 11:16 AM (6kWFm)

216 Car failed. 583 dollars for 4 new tires, a belt and wipers.

Wow...only 9 tanks of gas for all that? Great deal!

Posted by: '52 Esquire at May 05, 2012 11:16 AM (KZi9D)

217 When Barky gives me the brown-eyed wink, I know he just farted, but he always claims he didn't. Lying bastard.

Posted by: Valarie J. at May 05, 2012 11:17 AM (YYyqq)

218 I AM JULIA!!!

Posted by: GERG! at May 05, 2012 11:17 AM (GsBJY)

219 Fav tweet re Julia --

Julia lived until the age of 70 and voted Democrat until the age of 96.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 11:19 AM (FP3nN)

220 It was delicious, amazing, an orgasm of liquor in my mouth.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at May 05, 2012 11:15 AM (RZ8pf)


I used to go to bars with a couple of freinds and we would order a shot of the cheapest tequila they had and a lime. After that it's all good.

Posted by: robtr at May 05, 2012 11:19 AM (MtwBb)

221 It seems she is now Mother To Us All, so go wish Michelle a happy mother's day: http://tinyurl.com/d7wcb3o

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 05, 2012 11:19 AM (VS9kC)

222
Posted by: hey teacher at May 05, 2012 11:15 AM (5+Fw+)

Wow,
That makes my dreams of owning a 2000 sq. ft. home seems relatively grand!
But that speaks to the nation of arsehats we've become, we look for handouts. Hell people even think that income tax refunds are a gift from the government (rather than the greatest loan in the world from the borrower's prespective.)

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 11:19 AM (22rSN)

223
Posted by: Tonestaple at May 05, 2012 11:19 AM (VS9kC)
If it let me, I'd put a message of "Get the Fuck out!"

Posted by: tsrblke at May 05, 2012 11:21 AM (22rSN)

224
Today's Word(s) of the Day

perigee
apogee

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 11:22 AM (jUytm)

225 Today I visit the MIL at the retirement home where they are celebrating the 5th of May. Tacos in the dining hall will lend a festive air, otherwise not much else. Maybe they will invite the gardners in for a few drinks.

Posted by: Chief Ahcumoniwannaleia at May 05, 2012 11:22 AM (l3vZN)

226 It seems she is now Mother To Us All, so go wish Michelle a happy mother's day: http://tinyurl.com/d7wcb3o

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 05, 2012 11:19 AM (VS9kC)


I tried to do a poem for her and had problems rhyming anything with Sasquatch.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at May 05, 2012 11:23 AM (ZOf1l)

227 ""I tried to do a poem for her and had problems rhyming anything with Sasquatch.""




coffee...out...the...nose. lol

Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 11:25 AM (FMbng)

228
our Moon will appear to be very big (or very close, if you prefer) on this Sunday night

the Moon will be at its perigee, the nearest point to the Earth

apogee means the opposite; the most distant point from Earth.

Apogee also means climax. As in: "The apogee of the Civil War."

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 11:25 AM (jUytm)

229 I'll be happy when obama reaches his apogee from the whitehouse..the earth..galaxy... whatever.

Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 11:27 AM (FMbng)

230
a nood thread and no one told me?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 11:27 AM (jUytm)

231 Apogee also means climax. As in: "The apogee of the Civil War."
Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 11:25 AM (jUytm)

As in: "With Reggie I always reached apogee."

Posted by: Baraka "Dick" Obama at May 05, 2012 11:28 AM (YYyqq)

232 Scottie Centerfold was a starting guard on a college team while the JEF was a scrub on some pineapple dump high school. There is no way the Indonesian would ever go up against Brown and endure absolute carnage.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 05, 2012 11:28 AM (g8py2)

233 Today's Word(s) of the Day



perigee

apogee





Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 11:22 AM (jUytm)


Squeegee.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 11:32 AM (X3lox)

234 @223 Well, I did put down my first name as "Youarefucking" and my last name as "kiddingme" but I don't think it will get all the way through to Michelle because I didn't complete the donation form on the next page, even though it very politely doesn't ask me for the verification code on my credit card.

Posted by: Tonestaple at May 05, 2012 11:34 AM (VS9kC)

235 It was delicious, amazing, an orgasm of liquor in my mouth

Liquor?

I don't even know her!

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 11:37 AM (niZvt)

236 Isn't Cinco de Mayo insensitive to Frog Americans?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 11:38 AM (niZvt)

237 I like nadir when describing the civil war.

Posted by: Matt in Maine at May 05, 2012 11:39 AM (b2H9J)

238 Barry Soetoro gets hit by a bus during his college days.

http://youtu.be/F13VCuzHVnM

Posted by: John Waynz at May 05, 2012 11:39 AM (51Nv7)

239 MMMM! Chef Boyardee Ravioli for lunch, now with improved Pink Slime filling!

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 11:40 AM (niZvt)

240 237 I like nadir when describing the civil war. Obama presidency.
Posted by: Matt in Maine at May 05, 2012 11:39 AM (b2H9J)


FTFY

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 11:41 AM (niZvt)

241 I like nadir when describing the FLATUS's butt crack.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 11:43 AM (niZvt)

242 Ouch

Posted by: Yukon Cornelius at May 05, 2012 11:43 AM (ZYrSB)

243

My word for the day:

Nadir.

1 : the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenith and vertically downward from the observer

2 : the lowest point

Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 11:47 AM (NG097)

244 215
Heard on NPR yesterday that Cinco de Mayo isn't celebrated in Mexico.
(Was listening to NPR on accident, in someone else's vehicle.)

Posted by: baldilocks at May 05, 2012 11:16 AM

It isn't. Two women I used to work with who were born in Mexico say it's a very minor holiday there, but in America it's another excuse to get drunk


Posted by: kbdabear at May 05, 2012 11:47 AM (Y+DPZ)

245 Damn, I should have refreshed. What's with the hive mind around here?

Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 11:47 AM (NG097)

246
have you ever heard the Moon's position described as at its nadir?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 05, 2012 11:48 AM (jUytm)

247 This won't make the personal injury attorneys very happy and that's a good thing. See...there are two classes of PIA's: Those who chase ambulances, and those who know they can settle with insurance companies without providing proof of injury. The latter are scum.

Governor Scott Signs No-Fault Fraud Legislation: http://bit.ly/JKAfMA


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 05, 2012 11:48 AM (piMMO)

248 My Word of the Day:

Imbecile

1: Joe Biden

2: See #1.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 11:49 AM (niZvt)

249 MMMM! Chef Boyardee Ravioli for lunch, now with improved Pink Slime filling!


****

I don't eat it often, but I still like that stuff. One of my favorite foods is worthy of mocking: I love Hamburger Helper cheeseburger macaroni.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 05, 2012 11:50 AM (piMMO)

250 Elizabeth Warren has done the impossible- given those on the right pissed with Brown's rinoisms a reason to root for him again.

Posted by: CAC at May 05, 2012 11:53 AM (h3jpi)

251 Only good mexican beer btw is Dos Equis

Posted by: CAC at May 05, 2012 11:54 AM (h3jpi)

252 Is there a way to steer the HQ Amazon site to items other than the listed categories?

Posted by: toby928© at May 05, 2012 11:57 AM (NG097)

253 One of my favorite foods is worthy of mocking: I love Hamburger Helper cheeseburger macaroni.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 05, 2012 11:50 AM (piMMO)


I love Hamburger Helper. I've been blessed with a cheap palate. I like pink slime, too, as I like my meat very, very lean. Super lean corned beef ... now, that's where it's at. That used to be peasant food. Now, you have to go into hock for a sandwich.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 12:03 PM (X3lox)

254 249
I love Hamburger Helper cheeseburger macaroni.


I just made some of that last week. It's OK. I don't eat it often but I developed a sudden hankering for Hamburger Helper. I was really looking for the kind that I used to eat as a kid, which had potato slices. They don't seem to make that anymore.

Posted by: rickl at May 05, 2012 12:09 PM (sdi6R)

255 Brand new article about the upcoming launch of SpaceX's Dragon, now scheduled for May 19.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/05/
iss-schedule-dragon-launch-19-may-future-manifest-outlook/

It's very informative. I didn't know they had such traffic management issues at the ISS. I suppose that's a good problem to have.

Posted by: rickl at May 05, 2012 12:13 PM (sdi6R)

256 255 thanks! I get the SpaceX newsletter/whatchmacallit but it is good to read other stuff. So exciting of a time. SpaceX, asteroid mining, fun-fun-fun!

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 05, 2012 12:48 PM (RC3M9)

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

Posted by: steevy at May 05, 2012 06:29 PM (7W3wI)

258 You really make it seem so uderstandable with your presentation but I find this topic before really hard to understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.

Posted by: Bring Up the Bodies ibooks at May 06, 2012 09:28 AM (KOzJK)

259 Wow this is soo helpful I have been trying to figure this out on my own for a long time now. Hopefully making this change will help encourage discussion on my blog.

Posted by: In One Person epub at May 06, 2012 08:19 PM (VdybU)

260 caterpillar filter, fleetguard filter, isuzu filter, komatsu filter,perkins filter , volvo filter, hitachi filter,john deere filter, deutz filter,parker filter , donaldson filter,jcb filter

Posted by: hitachi filter at May 07, 2012 10:48 AM (RN9c2)






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