Top Headline Comments 2-21-12
Happy Tuesday.Former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn was arrested in France in connection with sex parties in Washington and Paris involving prostitutes. I can't decide whether this tweet from a Guardian reporter is accurate or not: "Lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, dirtbag: 'I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman.'" Politifact rates it: "Sounds true, and that's good enough for us." I haven't really been following the Heartland Institute's leaked document story, but it's time to get some popcorn and catch up. Andy summarizes it thusly "The global warmists couldn't get their own Climategate so they had to manufacture one. Now it has blown up in their faces and will be covered on page A364 of the New York Times." I expect legal action will be forthcoming. Russian scientists have "regenerated" an ice-age plant from seeds frozen in permafrost for 30,000 years. The plant hasn't eaten anyone. Yet. A new wave of Koran rage is starting in Afghanistan, as the NATO commander, Gen. John R. Allen, apologizes for improper disposal of Korans by NATO troops.
1 Morning all
Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at February 21, 2012 06:53 AM (zxrQh)
2 They should name the plant "Audrey II."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 21, 2012 06:54 AM (d0Tfm)
3 Well, this is gonna suck without Vic.
Sending prayers to him and his wife.
Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at February 21, 2012 06:56 AM (zxrQh)
4 Did something happen to Vic that I missed?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 21, 2012 06:57 AM (d0Tfm)
5 I mean, I know about his medical battle.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 21, 2012 06:58 AM (d0Tfm)
6 A third of the British still take teddy bear to bed. --Telegraph news. Gawd. In other news zombie Churchhill still eats teddy bears for breakfast.
Posted by: dogfish at February 21, 2012 06:59 AM (N2yhW)
7 Apparently, his wife was having some medical difficulties and the Doc thinks its a reoccurrence of thyroid cancer.
Said he'd probably be gone all week.
Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at February 21, 2012 06:59 AM (zxrQh)
8 BB an update from the ONT
Good Morning Morons. Drinking my morning coffee and getting ready for SS
and S. I figured I would give y'all a quick update before leaving this
morning and say I appreciate all the words of support from the Morons.
cardiologist has pretty much written off the heart attacks as a
non-event or so minor that it didn't matter. The plan on transferring
her out of the cardiac unit some time today. However they did do surgery
yesterday to install a trach tube for breathing. While they were
installing that they took samples of the mass in her throat and the
surgeon has given an initial diagnosis of Thyroid cancer, however the
biopsy report is NOT back yet so that is not official.
plans are that there will be no more surgery. They plan on shrinking the
mass via radiation therapy and possibly chemo if it has spread outside
of the "regrowing" thyroid. The mass is of such size and location that
it is not possible to remove it via surgery.
They have installed
a little gizmo on the trach tube that allows her to talk. They will be
holding a class this morning to teach us both how to clean it and
And that's where we are at right now.
Wife had to be transported to the ER Sat night because she could not breath.
Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 07:00 AM (YdQQY)
9 We can still rely on the fact that Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure, but that's not really news.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 21, 2012 07:01 AM (d0Tfm)
10 I am still here this morning but will be leaving for "The City" as soon as daughter gets here.
Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 07:01 AM (YdQQY)
11 BTW, is formatting still hosed here at the HQ? Yes, I'm too lazy to try.
Posted by: dogfish at February 21, 2012 07:01 AM (N2yhW)
12 Thanks for the update, Vic.
You guys keep well.
Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at February 21, 2012 07:02 AM (zxrQh)
13 Prayers, Vic. Stay strong.
Posted by: mugiwara at February 21, 2012 07:02 AM (KI/Ch)
14 Oh my, Vic. May God give both of you strength. I'll be sending more prayers up, too.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 21, 2012 07:03 AM (d0Tfm)
15 Gen. John R. Allen, apologizes for improper disposal of Korans by NATO troops.
Hell, we can't even take off much less get into orbit. As for nuking it, only if there is one on the International Space Station when it belly flops back to an ignominious end. Bows and apologies all around.
Posted by: NASA at February 21, 2012 07:03 AM (udEUT)
16 Vic, continued prayers. Be strong for her as I'm sure you are.
Posted by: dogfish at February 21, 2012 07:04 AM (N2yhW)
17 Best wishes to both of you, Vic.
Posted by: joncelli at February 21, 2012 07:06 AM (+MbqG)
18 Vic - My house is praying for yours. We love you and yours.
Posted by: sithkhan at February 21, 2012 07:06 AM (6AQ8E)
19 Fox talking about new poll. 65% do not want a brokered convention and wold like nominee called before convention. The they say 55% do not like any of the candidates. They they have the gall to question why people say this.
How about this you dumb asses? The polls this year have been absolute shit. And your poll is absolute shit. And do you know what causes polls to be shit? When you rig the poll in who you call and the questions you ask to steer the outcome, it screws up the poll.
Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 07:06 AM (YdQQY)
20 Best wishes Vic.
The global warmists have been caught with their tiny dicks in their hands. These unhinged lunatics (think Cahrlse Jhnnsoo with passing grades in some sciency courses) have released personal information of people who don't agree with the cult. I hope some of those cocksuckers do jail time for this.
Posted by: Captain Hate at February 21, 2012 07:07 AM (6kwNg)
21 So Greece got another bailout, eh? This one is even bigger than last time. Everyone knows they can't avoid a bankruptcy. Expect more rioting in the streets.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 07:08 AM (ImSXR)
"Teachers should be disuaded from teaching science"
In hindsight that statement is a dead giveaway that it was written by a warmist
Posted by: Jimmah at February 21, 2012 07:10 AM (845uI)
23 Mitt Romney has unleashed the Trump in Michigan to attack Santorum. Trump pledges to go third-party if Romney doesn't win.
I think we can all agree this primary has gone a way no one predicted.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 21, 2012 07:12 AM (yEWpN)
24 My personal theology forces me to to ask God to grant you blessings and protect you and your wife Vic.
..........and set a groundhog on fire and watch the dogs chase its vapor trail.
Posted by: alppuccino at February 21, 2012 07:13 AM (ea2Dw)
25 Vic. It is very kind of you to allow us into your life like this. I trust you as a friend. It hurts to find you and yours hurting. May God protect you and heal your bride.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 07:13 AM (Onw8c)
26 Prayers for you and your family Vic.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 21, 2012 07:14 AM (yEWpN)
27 The rioting over the Greek bailout should be in Germany and other wealth producing countries. Theft straight up.
Posted by: dogfish at February 21, 2012 07:14 AM (N2yhW)
28 As Charles Krauthammer says, "Let me ask the question and I'll give you any poll answer you want."
Maybe we should add another category to Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 21, 2012 07:14 AM (d0Tfm)
29 No one seemed to mind when the US military burned bibles in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 21, 2012 07:15 AM (fwARV)
30 Sorry, forgot the link.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 21, 2012 07:16 AM (fwARV)
31 Get to the Hospital already, Vic. Best wishes for the both of you.
Gonna grab a smoke, skim the local paper and read that Monkey ghost story.
Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 21, 2012 07:17 AM (7+pP9)
32 Prayers to you Vic, hang in there.
Posted by: San Antonio Rose at February 21, 2012 07:17 AM (sWOA8)
33 Continued prayers for you and your wife Vic.
Thanks for the updates. You have many here pulling for you and your wife and would like to support you in any way possible.
Posted by: macintx at February 21, 2012 07:18 AM (ucs8Y)
34 @25: Very well said. +1000
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 07:24 AM (ImSXR)
35 Monty Python has already analyzed the Greek problem in The Dead Parrot sketch.
"It's dead, that's what's wrong with it."
"No. No. It's resting. Look!"
A revised sketch by MP of the Euros trying to revive the dead parrot that is Greece would be a hoot. And more accurate than much of the news reported about the situation.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 07:32 AM (Onw8c)
36 prayers for you and Mrs. Vic
Posted by: wing at February 21, 2012 07:33 AM (uNepz)
37 I think we should let the Afghan people know all about the Koran abuse the Taliban conducts. C'mon Hollywood, we have some film don't we? A little grainy perhaps, as befitting undercover film at one of the secret Koran abuse parties those guys conduct, with Donkey sex and cheap booze. It's time that Afghanastan rise up against their Godless tormentors.
Posted by: MTF at February 21, 2012 07:33 AM (JOnLy)
Tell your wife that there are lots of morons in her corner!
On second thought...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 07:35 AM (nEUpB)
39 "prayers for you and Mrs. Vic"
Posted by: MTF at February 21, 2012 07:37 AM (JOnLy)
40 That koran story makes me want to puke.
When the Jordanians occupied part of Jerusalem between 1948 and 1967, they desecrated Jewish cemeteries (they dug latrines in them and used the headstones to build them) and destroyed many synagogues.
Apparently it's perfectly okay for Muslims to demonstrate contempt for Western religions, but it is a catastrophe when an American soldier sneezes near a mosque.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 07:39 AM (nEUpB)
41 Thanks for the update Vic, though the news ain't the best. Here's hoping you both beat the big C; I'm 4 years clear myself.
Here's a dab of news I never got around to posting yesterday:
Still more proof that the Brits are more boned than us, but it's a race we can still win with the wise leadership of the JEF. Muslim hate teachings from behind bars to the world:
Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists are exploiting a security loophole to spread their message of hate from behind bars.
Not only have they been able to radicalise fellow inmates, they have also appealed to a new generation of supporters around the world.
Dozens of unrepentant extremists have been exposed as glorying in their fanaticism and encouraging others to consider further atrocities. Daily Mail UK link:
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2012 07:39 AM (BhuDE)
42 Joffen. I usually am at a loss to know what to say in these circumstances.
Here, at AoS, amongst friends, it just blurted out.
May the Peace of the Lord be also with you, my friend.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 07:40 AM (Onw8c)
43 Just got a call from daughter. She is late because she is stuck at the school filling out "bus forms" so bus will drop son off at my neighbor's house instead of normal.
When I was a kid there were no buses and ALL elementary schools were in walking distance of every neighborhood.
When you needed to change something all you did was contact the teacher and tell her what was going on.
Ah how things have gotten so much better.
Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 07:41 AM (YdQQY)
Thanks for the update Vic. Praying for you and yours.
Posted by: Tantorus Maximus at February 21, 2012 07:42 AM (YYq4C)
45 Vic, I suspect that there is less lurking and a lot more praying happening than usual around here.
Stay strong, and be careful of your own health as well.
Posted by: ontherocks at February 21, 2012 07:42 AM (ZJCDy)
46 @42: Me too, Hammersmith. I always feel like I don't know what to say.
Thanks for the sentiments, they're appreciated despite me being an atheist moron.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 07:43 AM (ImSXR)
47 Prayers for you and your wife, Vic.
On this date in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels first published FDR's Second Bill of Rights. They called it The Communist Manifesto.
Posted by: Inquiring Minds at February 21, 2012 07:43 AM (Uf9Df)
48 Prayers for you and your wife Vic.
Posted by: MarkC at February 21, 2012 07:46 AM (D9INj)
49 Keeping you in our families thoughts and prayers Vic.
Posted by: Darth Randall at February 21, 2012 07:46 AM (O/onO)
50 Move along. Just cleaning out the sock drawer.
Posted by: Nash Rambler at February 21, 2012 07:46 AM (Uf9Df)
51 Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 07:41 AM (YdQQY)
No criticism of the school district without form BG-21 filled out, with one copy to the superintendent and one copy to the principal.
You will be notified within six weeks whether your criticism is approved.
Posted by: Assistant deputy superintendent of speech and community outreach at February 21, 2012 07:47 AM (nEUpB)
52 With that Afghan Koran idiocy, I don't know which is worse, the predictable muslim reaction or our abject apologies.
Posted by: jjmurphy at February 21, 2012 07:48 AM (xjEAl)
53 On this day in 1885, the official dedication of the Washington Monument took place in Washington, D.C., although the monument did not open for another three years. In fact, the structure took a total of thirty-six years to finish. Construction took place in two major phases, 1848-1856, and 1876-1884. The Civil War and a lack of funds caused the big delay.
Posted by: McLovin at February 21, 2012 07:49 AM (j0IcY)
54 No criticism of the school district without form BG-21 filled out, with
one copy to the superintendent and one copy to the principal.
LOL. yeah, 1984 except in 1984 I was a young sprout of 33.
Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 07:49 AM (YdQQY)
55 "... despite me being an atheist moron."
Faith is a slippery thing. Just when one finds it, it becomes hidden in sorrow.
I have faith that I am mortal; that I am moved by belief. Beyond that is a mystery.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 07:51 AM (Onw8c)
With that Afghan Koran idiocy, I don't know which is worse, the predictable muslim reaction or our abject apologies.
Posted by: jjmurphy at February 21, 2012 07:48 AM (xjEAl)--------The apologies are worse...by far.
Posted by: davidinvirginia at February 21, 2012 07:53 AM (cPJUK)
It is not clear how close the NATO personnel came to destroying the Korans, but one worker, Abdul Wahid, 25, said that “American soldiers brought a pickup truck loaded with new copies of the Koran in its trunk and dropped it in burning pitch and set fire and started burning the Koran.”
Hmmm... this sounds sorta familiar. Like the time they burned up a pile of bibles sent over there. Oh - wait - one key difference. Nobody was murdered by raging Christianist extremists.
We need to get out of that vile hell hole. Next time they make trouble the place should just be razed.
Posted by: Reactionary at February 21, 2012 07:54 AM (xUM1Q)
58 ((vic & mrs. vic))
Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 21, 2012 07:54 AM (Ho2rs)
59 Vic- my prayers for your wife and yourself.
Posted by: Nighthawk at February 21, 2012 07:55 AM (RSqz2)
60 one key difference. Nobody was murdered by raging Christianist extremists.
No, it was worse. They gave them jello with marshmallows in it.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 07:58 AM (ImSXR)
61 Well daughter is here. BBL Morons have a good day.
Posted by: Vic at February 21, 2012 08:02 AM (YdQQY)
62 Godspeed, Vic.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:05 AM (ImSXR)
A marker has been placed down on the next set of races:
Romney will win Michigan and Arizona, and go on to a strong Super Tuesday showing and the nomination. MSM plus a few anti-Romneys among the conservative media can try and drive a message of impending doom, but it just isn't there, and Romney overtaking Santorum in Michigan will be, like the victory in Florida, the latest and the last of the Romney of the MSM-generated "tests" of the likely GOP nominee.
The Kos Kids and the UAW will try and bleed Romney by voting for Santorum in Michigan's "open" primary, but the GOP base knows much more than the MSM gives it credit for and knows the Chicago gang and its allies are trying to bleed their strongest general election nominee. Many will vote for Rick Santorum on principle, but the idea that Romney is fatally wounded by a loss in Michigan is just as absurd as some from-the-sidelines "new" candidate emerging.
Hugh Hewitt February 20, 2012
So, Mitt will win Michigan, but just in case he doesn't -- no big whoop.
Also, apparently primaries are only MSM "tests", not an actual method of selecting a party's nominee.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2012 08:07 AM (kdS6q)
64 Heavenly Father, be with Vic and Mrs. Vic in the hour of their need.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 08:09 AM (Onw8c)
Mental-illness claims, in particular, are surging.
recent economic boom, only 33 percent of applicants were claiming mental
illness, but that figure has jumped to 43 percent, says Rutledge,
citing preliminary results from his latest research.
also shows a growing number of men, particularly older, former
white-collar workers, instead of the typical blue-collar ones, are
The big concern about the swelling ranks is that once
people get on disability, they’re unlikely to give it up and go back to
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 21, 2012 08:11 AM (e8kgV)
66 Most of the Santorum criticism I see is mostly "it's not that he's wrong, it's just that he shouldn't focus on social issues so much".
Ok, I get that. I never took him seriously as a candidate but if this is the shit-sandwich we're being served we might wanna take a look at it before the first bite.
I get his stance on abortion and the other social issues. I agree with most, if not all of them.
His economic record? I guess I should look into that.
Did he sign a mandate like Romney did? No? That's a plus in my book.
So yeah, I guess I better see just how many nuts are in this poo-sandwich before I take that big bite.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:14 AM (ImSXR)
67 Continued prayeres for both of you, Vic.
Posted by: Miss Marple at February 21, 2012 08:15 AM (GoIUi)
68 So the Russians are reanimating plants for the wooly mammoth to eat? I do believe I have a shelf of movies that demonstrate how this story will end.
Posted by: alexthechick at February 21, 2012 08:16 AM (Gk3SS)
69 Prayers for you and your wife, Vic.
Posted by: lurker_above at February 21, 2012 08:18 AM (vBy1Q)
70 @63: A Romney loss in Michigan would be a big fuckin' deal.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:18 AM (ImSXR)
71 Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:14 AM (ImSXR)
I think he is wrong about contraception. He has handed the Dems a huge weapon with which to attack his candidacy. They are foaming at the mouth with anticipation of a Santorum nomination.
He will be far easier to beat than Romney or even Gingrich.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 08:18 AM (nEUpB)
72 Vic, as a cancer survivor I can say that incredible improvements in cancer treatment have been made even in the past few years. My best to you and your wife whom I will be praying for.
Posted by: Libra at February 21, 2012 08:18 AM (kd8U8)
73 Nine democrats in Wisconsin want the state attorney general to do further investigations of anyone who might have possibly concealed sex offenders.
The former Archbishop of Milwaukee is now Cardinal Dolan of New York.
Coincidence? I don't think so.
This is over OLD stuff that has already been reported. And Dolan wasn't in Milwaukee when this happened. There is a definite war no the Church. I predict Southern Baptists will be the next targets, because Richard Land has been so outspoken.
Posted by: Miss Marple at February 21, 2012 08:20 AM (GoIUi)
74 @71: How so? What did he say about it?
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:20 AM (ImSXR)
75 So the Russians are reanimating plants for the wooly mammoth to eat? I do believe I have a shelf of movies that demonstrate how this story will end.Posted by: alexthechick at February 21, 2012 08:16 AM (Gk3SS) Meh. If a bunch of cave dudes could hunt down mammoths with spears, I think we'll be fine. I wish they could make a full-on Jurasic Park. I'd pay good money to see that. Especially around feeding time...
Posted by: Reactionary at February 21, 2012 08:21 AM (xUM1Q)
76 Next time they make trouble the place should just be razed.
Except, we're already there, they've already gone thru a boatload of next-times, It'd be better to stop them before they raise the trouble level to raze-worthy.
I hope we're sorting the rioters out and back-tracking to the instigators.
"Rioters in pajama pants get tasered" DaveA 36-PPPT.
Let's just start "losing" some of the biggest problem children. Bag em, hold em and drop em off in the middle of nowhere, SomeOtherStan @odark 30. If they make it back and cause trouble again they're an International Terrorist = 1 way ticket to Gitmo. Ooops 2nd step = Dem failure. Plan foiled again.
Posted by: DaveA at February 21, 2012 08:25 AM (2eUbq)
77 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at February 21, 2012 08:25 AM (8y9MW)
78 At the Republican National Convention, no candidate wins on the first round. The doors are locked and the delegates are sequestered. Puffs of smoke will be sent up each time the delegates vote, similar to the way the Cardinals pick a new Pope.
Each cloud of smoke is heavily analyzed for clues of what the delegates are thinking.
The first cloud is white, and smells like pot -- ooh, Ron Paul got some votes there.
The second cloud has a tinge of orange -- some lunatic musta voted for Charlie Crist!
The third cloud is a real fat one -- lots of Christie votes that time
The fourth cloud is quite shapely -- Sarah Palin is giving it a run!
The fifth cloud is full of sleeping gas -- someone must of suggested T-Paw again
Folks, this could go on forever.....wait, here comes a solid black cloud......looks like Allen West is the unanimous pick. Obama better put on his asbestos undies cuz Colonel West is fixing to roast his ass.
Thus endeth my daydream.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 21, 2012 08:26 AM (BhuDE)
Day of thoughts and prayers from this Moron for Vic and his wife..
Posted by: sickinmass at February 21, 2012 08:27 AM (bcNec)
80 No, it was worse. They gave them jello with marshmallows in it.
No, no, no, it's jello without marshmallows in it that's the sign of incipient headlopping.
Vic, you and yours are in my prayers. I hope you don't mind but I asked my mother to put out word to my church prayer chain as well.
Posted by: alexthechick at February 21, 2012 08:28 AM (Gk3SS)
81 This is over OLD stuff that has already been reported. And Dolan wasn't
in Milwaukee when this happened. There is a definite war no the Church. I
predict Southern Baptists will be the next targets, because Richard
Land has been so outspoken.
Just as importantly, it proves their complete disdain for the Constitution. Catholic Confession has been held in the same privilege as marital confessions, attorney-client privilege, and doctor-patient privilege. I believe "witch hunt" is the correct term, here.
And I agree that the SBC is probably the next target. Besides being so outspoken, they're just about the best known large Church organization in the US, outside the Catholic Church.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at February 21, 2012 08:29 AM (8y9MW)
82 Okay I guess I am officially an old fogey I don't think that Maya Rudolph Beyonce thing is that funny. Just dumb.
Posted by: Blaster at February 21, 2012 08:29 AM (Fw2Gg)
83 Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:20 AM (ImSXR)
ace went 'round and 'round about it, but the short answer is that he was critical of widespread availability and use of contraception because it interferes with the natural order of intercourse between (married) man and woman, and it coarsens the sexual climate.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 08:33 AM (nEUpB)
84 Prayers for both Mrs Vic and Vic, too. Vic, you have handled this with Grace and Courage. I admire you greatly. I will pray for your doctors also.
Posted by: Pecos at February 21, 2012 08:33 AM (2Gb0y)
85 Posted by: Blaster at February 21, 2012 08:29 AM (Fw2Gg)
Join the club.
But SNL hasn't been funny in so long...it's tough not to laugh at how awful it is.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 08:35 AM (nEUpB)
86 Morning all and fuck the Afghans and their korans with a rusty dildo
Posted by: nevergiveup at February 21, 2012 08:35 AM (i6RpT)
87 And were the ones seen as unhinged... Yet, when the militaryburned all the Bibles they received over there - those that complained were told to shut up and just get over it...
Posted by: Dilligas at February 21, 2012 08:36 AM (HhjUQ)
88 63--Romney will win Michigan and Arizona, and go on to a strong Super Tuesday showing and the nomination.
Romney's Cars Lakes and Trees Speech was simply magnificent, and anyone who says otherwise simply cannot be trusted as an analyst.
Posted by: Huge Hewitt, WH Press Secretary in exile at February 21, 2012 08:36 AM (K/USr)
89 Pecos @84.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 08:37 AM (Onw8c)
90 The Koran outrage is really, really stupid. If you are not Muslim, refuse to even handled the damn things. Why is our govt. even touching them?
Posted by: Jimbo at February 21, 2012 08:38 AM (O3R/2)
91 ROME — Holy Father, meet my mother.
Capping a whirlwind nine-day trip with a final visit to the Vatican, Timothy Cardinal Dolan introduced his 84-year-old mom to Pope Benedict XVI yesterday — then jokingly asked the pontiff if he could make her “the first lady of the College of Cardinals.”
Amid cheers and applause, Dolan walked his mom, Shirley, up to the stage to greet his boss during a papal audience before an enthusiastic crowd inside the Paul VI Hall.
“Holy Father, here is my mom!” Dolan said he told the pope.
Unable to resist the temptation to make a joke, Dolan, 62, pointed out that he’s one of the few princes of the church young enough and lucky enough to still have his mother alive.
“I asked him if he would declare her the first lady of the College of Cardinals,” he said.
Dolan recounted that the pope, who turns 85 in April, then paid his mom the ultimate compliment, telling her, “You look too young to be the mother of a cardinal.”
The cardinal said his mom — showing that a quick wit is a family trait — shot back, “Holy Father, was that an infallible statement?
Good for her and quick on her feet also
Posted by: nevergiveup at February 21, 2012 08:39 AM (i6RpT)
92 Folks, this could go on forever.....wait, here comes a solid black
cloud......looks like Allen West is the unanimous pick. Obama better
put on his asbestos undies cuz Colonel West is fixing to roast his ass.
Even I want to see Allen West seriously question Obama in a debate. Like a last sight sort of thing...
Posted by: SMoD 2012 at February 21, 2012 08:41 AM (udEUT)
93 The Koran outrage is really, really stupid. If you are not Muslim, refuse to even handled the damn things. Why is our govt. even touching them?
Posted by: Jimbo at February 21, 2012 08:38 AM (O3R/2)
I'm guessing we might have closed the prison there and were just cleaning up the joint, but that's just a guess. Is pissing on them OK in your book?
Posted by: nevergiveup at February 21, 2012 08:41 AM (i6RpT)
"It really should shake the core of every Christian to realize that Bibles are being burned," said Carl Moeller President of Open Doors USA in an interview with Mission Network News monitored Friday, May 22, by Worthy News....However military analyst and Pentagon adviser, Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, criticized the move. "There is no need to burn the Bibles. They could have been shipped back," he said. "Just imagine if we, the same the United States military, were to take a bunch of Korans and burn them. I can imagine the ramifications across the world."....The irony and ignorance...
Posted by: Dilligas at February 21, 2012 08:44 AM (HhjUQ)
95 To recap:
Emails of AGW nitwits indicate wide-ranging deception and quashing of, not "alternative opinions", but actual science.
Meanwhile, the fabricated Heartland memo can't even manage to cobble together a believable lie.
And oh yes, no warming for the past decade and a half.
Are we about done here?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 21, 2012 08:44 AM (7utQ2)
96 So how long will it be before Dr. Cankles adopts a hairless pussy as a familiar?
Posted by: Fritz at February 21, 2012 08:45 AM (/ZZCn)
97 Best wishes to Vic.
>>"Teachers should be disuaded from teaching science"
I'm sure the dozen or so American "science teachers" who still teach science instead of warmenist propaganda will ignore them.
>>Mental-illness claims, in particular, are surging.
Nice of them to classify conservatism as a mental illness, isn't it? If I get laid off I'll never have to work again!
>>When I was a kid there were no buses and ALL elementary schools were in walking distance of every neighborhood.
When I was kid, only the farm kids got to ride the bus. They wouldn't let me ride a bus 3/4 mi from the elementary school to the high school two blocks from my house on days it was raining/snowing, even though a dozen buses stopped there to pick up kids. You could only get off at a farm. It was an OK walk in the spring and fall but when it was 30F and sleeting it sucked (I usually went to my grandparents on those days; they were two blocks away and my dad could pick me up on his way home from work. Spoiled, I was.) . Now 0.3 mi is too far to expect kids to walk to a bus stop; they stop every 50 feet in my subdivision instead of making one stop at the entrance. Then they waste classroom time on "anti-obesity programs" and never learn to do math. Ho-hum.
And wrt to the "sons on helicopters" from yesterday's open threads, the controller I'm working on today will go into a helicopter drone. It's a modification of an existing model but the crew compartment will be filled with fuel and surveillance equipment for long, dull missions. Kind of interesting; wish I understood more than software.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 21, 2012 08:46 AM (ZKzrr)
98 As a side note... why do I keep losing the line breaks in my comments?
Posted by: Dilligas at February 21, 2012 08:46 AM (HhjUQ)
99 >>Is pissing on them OK in your book?
If it were a New Testament, you could get an NEA grant for pissing.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 21, 2012 08:47 AM (ZKzrr)
100 My sleep disorder and I have had a big fight.
Good night all.
Posted by: Hammersmith Police at February 21, 2012 08:49 AM (Onw8c)
101 No need to burn them or piss on them. Just leave them in a pile out in the sun and rain. If someone wants them, let them take them. No fucking official handling of them!
Posted by: Jimbo at February 21, 2012 08:51 AM (O3R/2)
102 Awww, nevergiveup - I love that story you posted about Cardinal Dolan's mom. Living in the Milwaukee area as I do, I often heard the short spots (then)Bishop Dolan used to do on the radio here before he got the big call to NY. He was always cheerful and full of humor, a delight to listen to in his 30 second spots. I miss hearing him on my conservative Talk Radio station everyday.
Posted by: mama winger at February 21, 2012 08:51 AM (P6QsQ)
103 I heard the Heartland Institute has issued a cease and desist order against one hCarles oJhnson of small greenish turdball fame for spreading lies and untruths against them.
Posted by: mama winger at February 21, 2012 08:54 AM (P6QsQ)
104 When we hear politicians say stuff, let's try to put it into perspective.
Can the President outlaw contraceptives? No.
Can the President ban all abortions? No.
Yes, a total ban on contraceptives could occur in theory, but it would have to be passed by Congress first. Never gonna happen.
Point is, if Santorum wants to criticize contraception, let him. The criticism I see is that these are stupid things to say, but some of it is a fear the he might actually do some of this stuff if he's elected. Come on. It will never happen.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:55 AM (ImSXR)
105 For the umpteenth time, I am telling you that Santorum scares the Independents, whom we need to throw Obozo out of office.
Posted by: Jimbo at February 21, 2012 08:58 AM (O3R/2)
106 Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 21, 2012 08:55 AM (ImSXR)
My concern is not that he would or could do anything to affect contraception availability in this country.
My concern is that he has chosen an issue to flog that makes him sound like a raving lunatic.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 09:02 AM (nEUpB)
For the umpteenth time, I am telling you that Santorum scares the Independents, whom we need to throw Obozo out of office.
I'd believe that if any of the independents I had ever met had ever voted for anything other than a Democrat. I recall when the independent movement was big, they all voted for Carter a second time.
Posted by: s☺mej☼e at February 21, 2012 09:03 AM (udEUT)
108 My cousin in Australia called last night and he told me the papers over there are reporting on the "surging" US economy. After I stopped laughing, advised him not to make any investment decisions based on that "news". He also said the commies are about to lose a bunch of state elections and figures this will carry over to their country-wide offices. Good news from downunder.
Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 21, 2012 09:04 AM (WUWb9)
109 Posted by: s☺mej☼e at February 21, 2012 09:03 AM (udEUT)
That's because Reagan was so scary!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 09:04 AM (nEUpB)
110 Vic, you are probably gone by now, but if you come back and read, my prayers are with you and your precious wife. I am so, so sorry the trials keep coming. Please take care, be safe, and know we love you.
Posted by: moki at February 21, 2012 09:04 AM (dZmFh)
111 #105, 106 I agree. The general public isn't well-versed in Catholic doctrine, nor the Constitution.
Santorum scares them. He is a bad choice because he doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.
And I am a Catholic.
Posted by: Miss Marple at February 21, 2012 09:05 AM (GoIUi)
112 In other news, Princess Grace's grandson got beat up in an NYC bar. Asshole apparently didn't know that he shouldn't be "obnoxious" when visiting the Big Apple.
Posted by: Jimbo at February 21, 2012 09:08 AM (O3R/2)
113 105 For the umpteenth time, I am telling you that Santorum scares the Independents, whom we need to throw Obozo out of office.
Does Santorum scare them as much as 4 more years of Obama?
Fuck the Independents. They're the reason we have Obama in the first place. Either they do the right thing this time or they hang first when the country goes to shit.
I am sick and tired of catering to this disastrous little group of fuckheads.
Posted by: basket case nation at February 21, 2012 09:08 AM (kqbIK)
When asked about a possible third-party run, Trump said if Romney is running he won't and "there's a good possibility that I would do something" if Romney isn't the Republican nominee,
The Republican race is now a hostage situation....
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2012 09:10 AM (kdS6q)
115 Prayers to Vic.
There is only one proper way to dispose of a Koran: urinating on it and setting it on fire. What a despicable book.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 21, 2012 09:10 AM (DuH+r)
116 Prayers for Vic and his Wife.
Life can turn on a dime it seems.
Just got the word 4 days ago that I have colon cancer w/ mets to the liver.
Scope and biopsies in about 2 hours and a PET scan tomorrow.
Spent all night shitting my guts out getting cleaned out for this scope. Fun Times!
Think positive Vic. We can do this.
Posted by: GrumpyUnk at February 21, 2012 09:10 AM (mMB2e)
117 GrumpyUnk - Prayers going up for you right now. Your night sounds awful btw.
Posted by: mama winger at February 21, 2012 09:13 AM (P6QsQ)
118 Mama- thanks. It was different for sure. All the jokes between the family made it better than it could have been.
Definitely got some much needed exercise sprinting to the throne!
Posted by: GrumpyUnk at February 21, 2012 09:16 AM (mMB2e)
119 GrumpyUnk, also praying for you. I had surgery for kidney cancer in November, and so far so good, and there are many others here who have beaten cancer, or are undergoing treatment. So, please let us know how we can encourage you, and provide (virtual) help! If you are near the Florida Panhandle, I can certainly arrange some meals to be sent to your home. Even some marshmallow jello!!!
Posted by: moki at February 21, 2012 09:19 AM (dZmFh)
120 Posted by: GrumpyUnk at February 21, 2012 09:10 AM (mMB2e)
You can beat this -- my dad did about 17 years ago. He's still around!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 21, 2012 09:33 AM (nEUpB)
121 The Hill has Romney w a slight lead in Michigan and Arizona, pretty much must winds for him.
Vic, thoughts a prayers from a complete stranger may not help, but they are on the way for you and your wife.
Posted by: Dick Nixon at February 21, 2012 09:35 AM (kaOJx)
122 Dear God, Vic. Praying for you and your wife. You guys have been through it.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 21, 2012 09:41 AM (UOM48)
123 Thanks all. Prayers are good. I've had enough time to get over the initial "WTF?" now and just want to get a plan to follow. The Scope and PET scan tomorrow will lay the groundwork for the Oncologist to decide what needs to be done and we'll go from there.
Made a decision to just be happy and positive no matter what and feel better already.
Posted by: GrumpyUnk at February 21, 2012 09:47 AM (mMB2e)
124 Department of Agriculture has moved north in its school lunch oversight. Incrementally, government is overtaking every aspect of our lives, as we are to stupid to be able to figure anything out for ourselves. Link goes to American Thinker, remove spaces. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/
Posted by: museisluse at February 21, 2012 09:48 AM (+P7KR)
125 The Heartland phony document kerfuffle is certainly popcorn worthy.
Once again someone with an ax to grind about a fantasy theory with no evidence makes up a document that says just the right things to prove the conspiracy. Someone should ask Dan Rather to validate it. How long until reputed science ethicist Peter Gleick reveals he got the fake document from that dastardly Lucy Ramirez? Cue up "Fake But Accurate".
Unfortunately, beyond a small circle of folks this attempt at retribution for the un-fake climategate emails will not be ridiculed for the dick move it is. Too technical.
Finally, god bless you and your wife, Vic.
Posted by: Mr Fever Head at February 21, 2012 09:53 AM (SzAZ7)
126 Boy, are my nuts ever frozen!
Posted by: russian squirrel at February 21, 2012 09:55 AM (dAJFj)
127 May Fortune smile upon you and your wife, Vic.
Posted by: eman at February 21, 2012 10:05 AM (DTX4S)
128 GrumpyUnk sez
*Made a decision to just be happy and positive no matter what and feel better already.*
Unk, after my colonoscopy, I woke on a gurney moving right fast through strange halls.
I asked where I was going and was told surgery.
My attitude was if I survive, I'll have to worry about.
If I do not survive, I'll have nothing to worry about.
When I shared this notion with my family, they did not find the humor I intended. Their concern was understandable. But it was my effn cancer. I was going to kill it, or it was going to kill me. Five years out, no worries.
The morphine drip was heavenly. Stuff still hurt, but I did not care.
My prayers are with you, GrumpyUnk
Posted by: Hammersmith Police can not sleep at February 21, 2012 10:13 AM (Onw8c)
Posted by: Hammersmith Police can not sleep at February 21, 2012 10:16 AM (Onw8c)
improper disposal of Korans
So...using bacon grease as an accelerant is frowned upon? oh, yeah, it's a waste of bacon grease.
Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at February 21, 2012 10:17 AM (1hM1d)
Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at February 21, 2012 10:20 AM (1hM1d)
132 Insta Pundit has been following the Heartland story. The DSK story is amazing. I read in one of the articles that prostitution is legal in France.
Why the fuck was I going to the Eiffel Tower?
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 21, 2012 10:22 AM (hXJOG)
133 I thought someone was throwing away perfectly good Koreans at first glance... my bad.
Posted by: Rob in Katy at February 21, 2012 10:38 AM (AwwKE)
My heart goes out to you, Vic. .....So sorry that you and your lady love are having to go through this ordeal. .....Prayers for you both.
Posted by: wheatie at February 21, 2012 10:43 AM (UOOK1)
My prayers for Vic and his wife. Awful.
BTW, does anyone except Hollywood self-promoters really care about the Oscars anymore? Not that I ever did.
Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 21, 2012 10:48 AM (bMLFV)
@135.....I've wondered the same thing, katya. .....Personally, I haven't watched the annual Hollywood handjob parade in decades.
Posted by: wheatie at February 21, 2012 11:00 AM (UOOK1)
137 Santorum did not choose the contraception issue, Axlerod/Obama did.
Santorum is not hiding from it which I think is good for him. To hide from contraception as an issue is to deny his faith. This shows poor character.
I do not want a candidate that is too fearful to stand for "wacky" ideas. The MFM has already designated the following as "wacky": marriage, self reliance, gun ownership, chastity, honesty, fidelity, ...........
Posted by: goat lover at February 21, 2012 11:10 AM (vJxVZ)
138 107 Remember the narrative folks:
Dominique Strauss Kahn was: set up by a diseased idiot crack whore and released by a prosecutor who recognized the signs of a scam and leaned on the crack whore until she changed her story.
Hermain Cain IS: a pathetic misogynistic non presidential date-rapist satyr with no impulse control who is sick and needs help to stop preying on helpless professional women who live in very nice apartments and are represented by Gloria Allred after more than a decades of silence and virtually no evidence beyond the number of complaints to support the largely nonspecific claims of misconduct.
Narrative! What can't it do?
Posted by: cackfinger at February 21, 2012 01:06 PM (a9mQu)
139 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.
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