Top Headline Comments 12-3-12

Oh, man, it can't be December yet. I have things due in December.

I never understood why the states that just voted to decriminalize marijuana said they would seek federal guidance for what to do now. Before the vote, the feds said marijuana use and sale were still going to be illegal under federal law and that they'd still prosecute. What other guidance could there be? Anyway, Washington state isn't waiting for the feds anymore. Marijuana will officially be decriminalized under state law tomorrow.

Alanis Morissette visited Tel Aviv for a concert today. It provoked the type of measured response from Islamist and leftist scum that you've come to expect.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:51 AM



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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, December 03, 2012. On this day in 1984 a cloud of deadly poison gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing over 4,000 people.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:52 AM (YdQQY)

2 As expected, no progress on talks yesterday. But we all know Boner will go to the last min and cave. So does Obama which is why “his” offer last week was so ridiculous.

http://is.gd/wqhK5a

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:52 AM (YdQQY)

3 AL to play ND in title game. It will be a slaughter.

We already had the title game when Al played GA.


http://is.gd/9rhrXe

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:52 AM (YdQQY)

4 Biden demonstrates once again why he is a bad joke.

http://is.gd/wi4nYh

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:53 AM (YdQQY)

5 City of Pompano Beach, FL fires firefighter for placing Obama toilet paper in the bathroom.

http://is.gd/ppYLpt

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:53 AM (YdQQY)

6 Obama thinks he is going to get an AGW treaty.

http://is.gd/CEyE4I

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:53 AM (YdQQY)

7 Here’s a subject we often talk about. SSDI fraud.

http://is.gd/lorN7O

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:53 AM (YdQQY)

8 Kindle Daily Deal:

Blood Safari

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And that’s it for this slow Monday.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)

9 Oh, man, it can't be December yet. I have things due in December.


Can't be December because it is going to hit 73 today.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)

10 The states are allowed to trump the frds on marriage and splif only man...

//stoner libs

Posted by: sven10077 at December 03, 2012 07:00 AM (LRFds)

11 I never understood why the states that just voted to decriminalize
marijuana said they would seek federal guidance for what to do now.



What they need to do is sue the Feds to get rid of the Federal law which is unconstitutional as hell. A fact that I told a federal judge when undergoing voir dire for a drug and gun trial.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:01 AM (YdQQY)

12 Morning Vic. Thanks for the news

Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 07:01 AM (qB0/v)

13
NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on ''Sunday Night Football'' to advocate for gun control following this weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.

In a segment about 90 seconds long, Costas paraphrased and quoted extensively from a piece by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock.

After praising the column, Costas said: ''In the coming days, Jovan Belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.''




Because there's no possible way a 300 pound muscular man could kill a woman with as little as his bare hands....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 03, 2012 07:02 AM (kdS6q)

14
On SSDI:
In other words, many people are gaming or defrauding the system. This includes not only disability recipients but health care professionals, lawyers and others who run ads promising to get you disability benefits.

Living not far from a major city, I can tell you that late night and mid-afternoon television is nothing but lawyer ads for this. "We get you benefits or you pay us nothing!" they scream. It's not just minorities that do this shit either. When my regular auto mechanic hired a guy on disability to help him hang over a fender all day, and hoist parts out of engines in his shop, he became my no-longer regular mechanic.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 07:03 AM (feFL6)

15 @13

Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were not available for their take on Costas' comments.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 07:03 AM (RrD4h)

16 16 -

Nor were over 2800 former occupants of the World Trade Center.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 07:06 AM (BeSEI)

17 Think maybe if Jovan's girlfriend possessed a gun, she'd at least be alive today Bob?

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at December 03, 2012 07:06 AM (9xu4L)

18 I meant to reference post #15, not my own.

Too little sleep...

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 07:07 AM (BeSEI)

19 And not enough pot, obviously.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 07:08 AM (BeSEI)

20 When my regular auto mechanic hired a guy on
disability to help him hang over a fender all day, and hoist parts out
of engines in his shop, he became my no-longer regular mechanic.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 07:03 AM (feFL6)

I don't see the auto mechanic being at fault for that. I see the guy collecting and his doctor being to blame.
My father in law had severe heart disease and it took him a long time to get SSDI and three court trips despite testimony from cardiologists saying he could not work. He died shortly after being OK'd for it.

Now all you have to do is go down and apply.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:09 AM (YdQQY)

21
Oh goody, we're going to try this again:

Former GOP Rep. J.C. Watts says he is being “encouraged” by supporters to run for chairman of the Republican National Committee, a move he says could broaden the party’s appeal to minorities.

Watts complained that Republican efforts to reach out to minority groups have not been sustained or consistent during his 20-plus years as a politician ...and if the GOP doesn’t dramatically improve its image with black and Hispanic voters, it will not be able to win back the White House.

Watts would not identify who is lobbying him to challenge Priebus, and reiterated that he has not made a decision to definitely jump into the race.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 03, 2012 07:09 AM (kdS6q)

22 You'd think leftists would be happy that Alanis Morissette is punishing Tel Aviv with her presence.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 03, 2012 07:10 AM (a0nis)

23 Maybe Costas is right. I'm OK with not allowing NFL players to have guns. Why would they need them. No bodyguards either.

Posted by: West Virginia at December 03, 2012 07:11 AM (nw0Vt)

24 OT:

I saw Shatner's World at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

I must say William Shatner is one incredibly talented and funny mother fucker.


Over 2 hours humerous monologue delivered with no politics interjected.


If you have the opportunity you should go see it.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 07:12 AM (RrD4h)

25 If the federal government decides to take no action on states violating federal law this trickle could turn into Niagra Falls. The 10th Amendment may receive a much overdue rebirth.

Posted by: Icedog at December 03, 2012 07:12 AM (9ScGj)

26 20 -

If you are on SSDI, you are supposed to be fully and permanently disabled.

If you are working a job, it goes against the very purpose of the program.

Either you can or you cannot work, you can't collect SSDI and work.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 07:12 AM (BeSEI)

27 To paraphrase Jason Whitlock:

"If no one had access to Bob Costas, would sports commentary still be alive today?"

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at December 03, 2012 07:13 AM (9xu4L)

28 I don't see the auto mechanic being at fault for that. I see the guy collecting and his doctor being to blame.

I'd call the mechanic an accessory to fraud. The guy on SSDI had a shiny new Corvette and lived in my town, which has an average home price of 500,000 plus.

I'm not sure what the average healthy recipient steals but according to the fact sheet I get from SS every couple years, I could collect about 25k per year. Get a job 'off the books' and you're talking some serious tax-free money.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 07:14 AM (feFL6)

29 @25

And that is precisely why Obama and his Federal storm troopers are going to jump all over this.

You cannot have the states deciding what is in their best interests, ever.


King Fed knows better.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 07:14 AM (RrD4h)

30 I saw Costas at the Preakness a couple years ago....he's a little runt. Classic Napolean complex.

Posted by: Icedog at December 03, 2012 07:15 AM (9ScGj)

31 Re: #5 - I guarantee you that if he'd put Bush toilet paper in the can, he'd be promoted to Battalion Chief by now.

Sorry, 'rons and 'ronettes. Too sick to post a showbiz story today. If you need your daily fix, I did leave one at the Sunday Morning Open Thread. See you all tomorrow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 03, 2012 07:15 AM (zF6Iw)

32 It's like suicide was just invented yesterday. Do people even listen to what they are saying?

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 07:16 AM (CWlPF)

33 Mornin rons, off to my first "real job" in near five years in about 15 minutes.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 03, 2012 07:16 AM (3Y7RV)

34 Ugh, Monday. Where did my weekend go?

Posted by: DangerGirl - feeling empty at December 03, 2012 07:16 AM (Pm4tN)

35 OP, the whole gigilo deal fall apart?

Posted by: Icedog at December 03, 2012 07:18 AM (9ScGj)

36 You know, with 5.6% of the population on SSDI, morons you know and love could be recipients. I wonder what they should do...

Posted by: JDTAY at December 03, 2012 07:18 AM (a0nis)

37 33 Mornin rons, off to my first "real job" in near five years in about 15 minutes.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 03, 2012 07:16 AM (3Y7RV)

Break a leg, OSP. Feels good to get back in the saddle.

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 07:19 AM (CWlPF)

38 Anybody quoting that obese tub of shit, Jason Whitlock, isn't worth listening to.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 03, 2012 07:19 AM (MueMe)

39 It's like suicide was just invented yesterday. Do people even listen to what they are saying?
Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 07:16 AM (CWlPF)

Why he's a pro-fesh-nil football player, he's special. These athletes are products of the thug culture. Welcome to the jungle.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 03, 2012 07:20 AM (3Y7RV)

40 The other reason to boycott a shop which colludes to defraud the SS administration is in my own selfish interest...

The new shop I use has a bunch of young guys with families that pay into SS. Being not far away from the time when I start draining the system, without one ounce of guilt, I'd like it still to be around.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 07:20 AM (feFL6)

41 Break a leg, OSP. Feels good to get back in the saddle.

This!

Enjoy, OSP.

Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 07:21 AM (zxitI)

42 The SSDI fraud that really pisses me off is the welfare queen in Detroit who was pulling in 80K a year off of SSDI for her children and various other welfare schemes. I wished I had save that link to the story someone posted last year.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:22 AM (YdQQY)

43 Break a leg, OSP. Feels good to get back in the saddle.

This!

Enjoy, OSP.
Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 07:21 AM (zxitI)

Thanks, beleive it or not, i'm a little nervous.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 03, 2012 07:22 AM (3Y7RV)

44 The predawn fog is disappearing and we're headed for sunny and 64 in Philadelphia. Despite what TV would suggest, it is not always sunny here.

I'm planning on a super sparkly day, and urge you to do the same, unless you have another preference.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at December 03, 2012 07:22 AM (a5ljo)

45
Dozens of Chinese mothers are giving birth to their babies in a house atop a hill in a wealthy neighborhood of Chino Hills, California - and they're paying thousands of dollars for the privilege.

Neighbors say the home is a 'maternity mansion,' a hotel where Chinese women stay for the last few months of their pregnancy so their children are born on American soil - and are therefore American citizens.

Experts say the practice is widespread and that authorities are nearly powerless to stop it. The 14th Amendment guarantees that any person born in the United States is an American citizen and is afforded all the rights granted by the Constitution.

DailyMail



Guy even has a website AsiamChild.com...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 03, 2012 07:22 AM (kdS6q)

46 Has this cartoon from zero hedge been posted here yet?

http://tinyurl.com/cwaw94q

It's worth a click - second one down, but the whole page is worth a read.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (zZJJp)

47 You know, with 5.6% of the population on SSDI, morons you know and love could be recipients. I wonder what they should do...

I'm talking about a guy healthy enough to have a full time job. In other words he is defrauding the government. Contributing to a trillion dollar a year deficit. Robbing my children and grandchildren of a future.

Any moron in that category is not a conservative.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (feFL6)

48 lms, you're a brave soul...living in the belly of the beast.

Posted by: Icedog at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (9ScGj)

49 Oh yes, I heard that heartfelt Bob Costas bullcrap last night. Better get to banning knives and bats and ropes and pantyhose and cars and hands because without those things, that woman would still be alive...

Posted by: DangerGirl - feeling empty at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (VyRoX)

50 The 14th Amendment guarantees that any person born in the United States
is an American citizen and is afforded all the rights granted by the
Constitution.



Actually this is a BS interpretation by the feds. The 14th amendment guarantees no such thing.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (YdQQY)

51
Break a leg, OSP.
Posted by: joncelli




Then he can file for workman's comp and go on disability....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 03, 2012 07:25 AM (kdS6q)

52 7
Here’s a subject we often talk about. SSDI fraud.


Several years ago, I suffered kidney failure due to a genetic kidney disease. Once I went on dialysis, I was informed that I was eligible for Medicare to supplement my insurance. I signed up for it. During the process, Medicare informed me that I was also eligible for disability. I declined since there was nothing preventing me from working. They were very insistent that I consider signing up. I kept refusing. Finally, they told me that, if I ever changed my mind, I could just call them and they would get it started immediately. I never have.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 03, 2012 07:25 AM (Gkhxf)

53 For years, I have been telling friends to boycott network football. It is the profit center that funds MSM newsrooms. Sportwriters are mostly left wingers also due to their Union support.

Posted by: Jack J at December 03, 2012 07:28 AM (eMszh)

54 Either you can or you cannot work, you can't collect SSDI and work.


Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 07:12 AM (BeSEI)

Actually, you can. There is a dollar limit to earned income per month. It's not a lot, but it is there.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 03, 2012 07:29 AM (Gkhxf)

55
NFL grounds keeper killed himself at Cleveland Browns practice facility on same day Kansas City player committed suicide at Arrowhead Stadium




And yet somehow the story doesn't seem to be getting the same attention.

The celebrity culture. ladies and gentlemen....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 03, 2012 07:29 AM (kdS6q)

56 49. Agreed. Bob costas lives in a Cetral Park Condo with armed security what does he care about the guy who lives in a bad hood and has children to protect.

Bloomberg and the rest of the big city mayors need to unarm their own security details before preaching

Posted by: Jack J at December 03, 2012 07:30 AM (eMszh)

57 I never have.
Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 03, 2012 07:25 AM (Gkhxf)

I'm at the point now where I say, milk the system. They take the money from you, you should take some of it back. It may all come crashing down before you can legitimately use it so get it while the getting's good.

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 07:32 AM (CWlPF)

58 Dozens of Chinese mothers are giving birth to their babies in a house atop a hill in a wealthy neighborhood of Chino Hills, California - and they're paying thousands of dollars for the privilege.
Going to give Mexico a run for it's money in the pursuit of Cali?

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 03, 2012 07:33 AM (lxc0s)

59 And now I have to go mine some salt. See you on the other headline thread.

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 07:33 AM (CWlPF)

60 If we would just adopt the extremely restrictive gun laws they use in D.C., Detroit and Chicago, maybe we could finally turn the rest of the country into similiar peace havens.

Posted by: Icedog at December 03, 2012 07:34 AM (9ScGj)

61 My parents owned a business in the inner city (north jersey) and during the weekday, just about half the men that came in were on disability. They would talk like it was no big deal. like they were not screwing the taxpayers and freeloading. mostly it was "back" troubles, but the kind of back troubles that does not prevent you from lifting stuff or taking plane trips back home to central america twice a year.

Anybody that thinks anything less than mass deportation and ending SSD is acceptable has no idea how much fraud there is and how much of it is recent immigrants.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at December 03, 2012 07:34 AM (zZJJp)

62 Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can,
Nothing to kill or die for,
A brotherhood of man.

Imagine L'il Bob Costas,
Shitting in the street.

Ah Ha ah you may say I'm a dreamer.
But I'm not the only one.

I hope some day, Bob Costas steps out of his fridge box,
And gets hit by a big fucking bus.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at December 03, 2012 07:36 AM (9xu4L)

63 Anybody that thinks anything less than mass
deportation and ending SSD is acceptable has no idea how much fraud
there is and how much of it is recent immigrants.


Posted by: endeavor to persevere at December 03, 2012 07:34 AM (zZJJp)

We had a rash of people "injuring their back" and going out on long term disability. The company hired a PI who followed them around taking pictures.
Needless to say that ended their little paid vacations.

But the government can't do that.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:39 AM (YdQQY)

64 When I was placing an online order yesterday, I was near the end of the confirming process when I hit that little box that asks for any coupon/discount/promotional codes.

A one minute search turned up a code for $10 off my order, paying for the shipping almost. D'oh! The code was over a year old, too.

fwiw.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 07:40 AM (ccXZP)

65 vic,

husband brought a program and the final cruise hat back for you. let me know where to send them.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 07:40 AM (GVxQo)

66 21 LDC,

Why not?

I love the idea of the GOP being led by Obammy backers.

DL Hughgley Steele, Jay Z Watts, hell Colon Powell all 3 represent everything I look for in Capitalist Republicans.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 03, 2012 07:41 AM (LRFds)

67 NFL grounds keeper killed himself at Cleveland
Browns practice facility on same day Kansas City player committed
suicide at Arrowhead Stadium

And yet somehow the story doesn't seem to be getting the same attention.

The celebrity culture. ladies and gentlemen....


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

Wifes uncle dies the same day. Just from old age. 93 years old. Bronze star in WWII. Paratrooper promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Part of Operation Varsity. Always worked and worked hard as a lineman and a foreman.

Just faded away....No headlines...Just an obit in the paper

Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 07:42 AM (qB0/v)

68 husband brought a program and the final cruise hat back for you. let me know where to send them.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 07:40 AM (GVxQo)

Do you still have my e-mail address?

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:42 AM (YdQQY)

69 Needless to say that ended their little paid vacations.

But the government can't do that.


Too bad private companies are only in it for the money. Those cruel racist sexist bastards.

Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 07:44 AM (qB0/v)

70 I used to have a business. Employees would come and go. Sometimes they would leave for another job and ended up getting laid off after a short time. So they'd apply for unemployment compensation, which would be charged against *my* business, raising the 'experience factor' on my UE costs and driving my costs up. The annual cost to the business for UE was half what I made every year. So I'd fight the case.

One time my partner went to a hearing. The applicant -- who we knew damn well was working on the side shows up --his hands covered in automotive grease. Partner points out to hearing judge the condition of applicants hands. Former employee got shot down.

But that was a different time, a different America.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 07:45 AM (feFL6)

71 Going to give Mexico a run for it's money in the pursuit of Cali?

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 03, 2012 07:33 AM


This is nothing new in CA. Anyone who ever went through the large Asian areas in Los Angeles, or spent any time at the "International" terminal at LAX would be well aware that the illegal Asians are second only to the illegal Mexicans in total numbers, and have been for decades.

Of course there are a shitload of Canadians there illegally as well. I knew quite a few back in the days when I was married to -- and went through hoops getting a Green Card for -- a Canadian.

I would have thought that CA would have tipped over into the sea by now....

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 03, 2012 07:45 AM (yKUrR)

72 What makes Costas' statement even more despicable is that fact he didn't say "might" or "possibly"....he said Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins "would" both be alive today. ...and how in the hell would Costas know that?

Posted by: Icedog at December 03, 2012 07:45 AM (9ScGj)

73 SSDI, there are newspapers in China that run ads about how to come here and get on it. They have done that for years. Decades, even.

Posted by: navybrat at December 03, 2012 07:47 AM (4RH/3)

74 54 -

You're right, I just looked it up. It used to be a very nominal amount, until 1990 it was $300 a month. For most of the 90's it was $500. It has been steadily rising since then, and in 2013, for no-blind people it's over a $1000, and for blind people it's $1740.

In other words, more than a lot of people earn who are not at all disabled.

What a crock.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 07:50 AM (BeSEI)

75 You know, with 5.6% of the population on SSDI, morons you know and love could be recipients. I wonder what they should do...

What a seriously retarded comment. I don't give a flying fuck whether someone professes to be conservative, liberal, moron, or left-wing fucktard.

It's what they do that matters. If you havea legitimate reason to be on disability, fine. If not, you're a parasitic loser who should be billed the full amount paid (plus interest), fined,and jailed for fraud.

Give your head a shake.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 03, 2012 07:52 AM (NF2Bf)

76 vic

no, mine is phx az grl at yahoo . com all run together

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 07:54 AM (GVxQo)

77 @72

It's the same level of 3-dimensional thinking most leftist bring to bear on any situation.

If you ban guns you will ban murder.

If you want better education spend more.

If you tax a certain amount you will get that exact amount.

etc.


The left utilizes lazy and flabby logic to shock and amaze an increasingly shallow and hebetudinous public.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 07:54 AM (RrD4h)

78 Of course there are a shitload of Canadians there illegally as well

Filthy frozenbacks!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 03, 2012 07:54 AM (NF2Bf)

79 If I had a son, he'd look like Javon..."

Posted by: Barry SOBama at December 03, 2012 07:56 AM (Ag5D2)

80 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 07:57 AM (5DR1j)

81 The rumors of my death have been moderately exaggerated.

Also in "not news" Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock are barely functional imbeciles.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 07:58 AM (5DR1j)

82 @78

The are easy to ferret out.

Canadians have learned not to use eh or hoser as the are easy tells.

You can tell a Canadian by how they pronounces the following words.

House, Process, Again, Been

They also habitually use the word whilst.


No God-Fearing American uses the word whilst.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 07:59 AM (RrD4h)

83
We had a rash of people "injuring their back"
and going out on long term disability. The company hired a PI who
followed them around taking pictures.
Needless to say that ended their little paid vacations.

But the government can't do that.


Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:39 AM (YdQQY)

My sister worked for an insurance company that provided the high-risk worker's comp pool for the state of Texas. She spent the majority of her time hiring PI's to investigate claims. A very large percentage of them were fraudulent.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 03, 2012 07:59 AM (Gkhxf)

84 Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 07:54 AM (GVxQo)


Thanks, I just sent you an e-mail with home address. And thanks.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:00 AM (YdQQY)

85 Here's a good news story about an ALS sufferer that has had amazing results with an experimental stem cell treatment.

http://tinyurl.com/cm2l9o3

It's not a cure, but a chance at a much improved quality of life. He better enjoy it while it lasts, because OCare will deem him better off taking a pain pill.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 08:00 AM (ccXZP)

86 Filthy frozenbacks!

The accepted term is "ice WOP."

Posted by: Truman North at December 03, 2012 08:00 AM (I2LwF)

87 hebetudinous

C'mon GW, nothing above 3 syllables this hour of the morning.

Don't make me reach for my dictionary.

Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 08:03 AM (qB0/v)

88 Taking about Canadians in CA reminded me of the time I was sitting in a bar in Oakland near Jack London Square when this Canadian guy came in and started a long diatribe about shitty Americans and how bad it was in the US.


The bartender was a woman from England. She looked at him and said hey Mate, why don't you pack up your Canadian ass and go back to Canada. But what ever you do, get out of here, we are tired of hearing you.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:03 AM (YdQQY)

89 Can't be December because it is going to hit 73 today.
Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 06:54 AM (YdQQY)


In DC too! I am not complaining.

Thanks for the news Vic and general cheeriness other morning morons.

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 03, 2012 08:04 AM (oU9pV)

90 You can tell a Canadian by how they pronounces the following words.House, Process, Again, BeenThey also habitually use the word whilst.No God-Fearing American uses the word whilst.

The pronounciations I can understand.....but whilst? Sound like you've got a bunch of hipster douchebagBritish Columbian (BIRM)illegals or something.

Unless it was read out loud in English class, I don't believe I've ever heard it used before.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 03, 2012 08:05 AM (NF2Bf)

91 @87

Sometimes you've got to stretch your vocabulary like Nancy Pelosi's plastic surgeon stretches her rugose integument.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:07 AM (RrD4h)

92 Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 08:00 AM (ccXZP)

Please note, adult stem cells, not embryonic.

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 03, 2012 08:08 AM (oU9pV)

93 Posted by: Elizabethe at December 03, 2012 08:04 AM (oU9pV)


You're welcome, and enjoy this rare Dec warm weather.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:08 AM (YdQQY)

94 But I have a feeling after this warm spell it is going to get cold as hell.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:08 AM (YdQQY)

95 My English friend said whilst as well.

Posted by: Elizabethe at December 03, 2012 08:09 AM (oU9pV)

96 Okay, enough of the cheery shit. Y'all may have seen the feel good story about the cop that bought a homeless man with no shoes a new pair of boots?

He's shoeless once again. He has 'hidden them because they are valuable'. He also wants 'a piece of the pie' from the viral photo that was used 'without his permission'.

No good deed will go unpunished. AP link in sig.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 08:09 AM (ccXZP)

97 Here is my word for the day:

Kakistocracy.
noun, plural kak·is·toc·ra·cies. government by the worst persons; a form of government in whichthe worst persons are in power.

Posted by: navybrat at December 03, 2012 08:09 AM (4RH/3)

98 @90

I used to work for a company based out of Montreal so I am well accustomed with Canadian vernacular and language usage.

The only people who speak English poorer than the Canadians are the British.



Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:09 AM (RrD4h)

99 They speak French in Montreal right? I went there one time and pissed off a gas station attendant when I paid for gas with an American 20 dollar bill.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:11 AM (YdQQY)

100 @Schrödinger's Cat,

When I closed my restaurant, I gave my exec and sous chefs a decent severance package, even though I wasn't required to.

The old exec went to do a private chef gig in British Columbia that he had done before for about $50K. Cash.

He filed for unemployment benefits in Louisiana and was getting paid for over a year even though he wasn't living there anymore. Turns out you can file online from anywhere. No interview required. Fucking horseshit.

I found out later that he and his old sous opened another joint in New Orleans. A year later, they were out of business. Welcome to the business world, motherfucker. And still I bet he hasn't learned a damn thing.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:13 AM (JDIKC)

101 rugose integument

You just couldn't use wrinkled puss like a normal person huh?

Showoff.


Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 08:14 AM (qB0/v)

102 vic

got it...your welcome!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 03, 2012 08:14 AM (GVxQo)

103 @99

They speak both English and French in Montreal.

The French speak English perfectly well but the English speaking Canadians
have to show of their "French."

There is nothing more sad than seeing an English speaking Canadian butchering French when at a convenience store or ordering at a restaurant.

So sad, so very sad.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:14 AM (RrD4h)

104 My sister lives in NJ and works at a small business that depends on hundreds mostly high school and college students for seasonal help. The Demotards in the NJ legislature voted to raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and to have annual increases tied to the CPI. It's going to Governor Christie today. My sister thinks he will ok the wage increase (won't want to look like a racist meanie) but try to veto the annual increase. Between this, digging out from the hurricane and the coming disaster that is Obamacare, look for things in NJ to cost more and more small businesses to fold in the coming year.

The idiot moron that sponsored this bill, actually said the following:

"I do not believe it's going to shut our state down overnight. I do not believe businesses are going to flee our state. There are now more than 2.2 million people living in poverty in our state, and we have an obligation to do something about it."

She also said that "low wage earners will spend this money giving the state's economy a shot in the arm".

Just in case you are wondering, she is a Black, Democrat.

Posted by: runningrn at December 03, 2012 08:14 AM (Ag5D2)

105 Alanis Morrisette should cover Dylan's "Neighborhood Bully", aka the Israeli National Anthem.

Posted by: core4 at December 03, 2012 08:15 AM (z+dMj)

106 9 Oh, man, it can't be December yet. I have things due in December.

Can't be December because it is going to hit 73 today.


80 in D/FW. Welcome to Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 03, 2012 08:15 AM (lkzKX)

107 Just in case you are wondering, she is a Black, Democrat.



Posted by: runningrn at December 03, 2012 08:14 AM (Ag5D2)

One wonders if anyone asked her what she liked about high black teen unemployment. But it being NJ I doubt it. Every time they raise the minimum wage teen unemployment increases.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:16 AM (YdQQY)

108 The pronounciations I can understand.....but whilst? Sound like you've
got a bunch of hipster douchebagBritish Columbian (BIRM)illegals or
something.


You should hear the English on the use of 'gotten'. It's a perfectly good word, been around since atleast Elizabethan times, but they quit using it over there and think we're yokels because we still do. Don't think they've gotten over the fact we kicked 'em out. Twice.

Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 08:18 AM (zxitI)

109 NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on ''Sunday Night Football'' to advocate for gun control following this weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.

In a segment about 90 seconds long, Costas paraphrased and quoted extensively from a piece by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock.

After praising the column, Costas said: ''In the coming days, Jovan Belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.''


He didn't say anything about Oldsmobiles, did he?

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at December 03, 2012 08:19 AM (cyrh6)

110 Yeah, Obama policies hurt minorities the most (look at how black unemployment rose under him, and the increase in the Hispanic poverty rate), but these idiots continue to vote for him and the Democrats.

Posted by: runningrn at December 03, 2012 08:20 AM (Ag5D2)

111 ::You can tell a Canadian by how they pronounces the following words.House, Process, Again, BeenThey also habitually use the word whilst.No God-Fearing American uses the word whilst;:;

And they say "Zed" instead of "Z". Drives me fuckin bananas. Go ahead and sing the alphabet song and end it with "Zed." Fucks it all up!

Furthermore, how to you spell Zed? Z-E-D. It's a word, Goddamnit!

How do you spell "Z"? -Z-

Because its a fuckin LETTER, you snow-back mapletards!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:21 AM (JDIKC)

112 @108

The British have also substituted the word taps for faucet, FOR FAUCET!!!

The British have been making a mockery of the English for too long!

Something must bee done about it!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:23 AM (RrD4h)

113 The British have also substituted the word taps for faucet, FOR FAUCET!!!

Bonnet for (car) hood.

Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 08:25 AM (zxitI)

114 My all time favorite is fag for cigarette

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:26 AM (YdQQY)

115 Pram, lift, boot, lorry.

I rest my case.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 03, 2012 08:27 AM (GoIUi)

116
After praising the column, Costas said: ''In the coming days, Jovan Belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.''


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 03, 2012 07:02 AM (kdS6q)

The guy had a three month old baby at home and unrestricted access to every pharmacological stimulant known to mankind. Think that could have had anything to do with it Bob?

Nope, it had to be the Evil Gun.

Idiot.

Posted by: Nighthawk at December 03, 2012 08:27 AM (paPv4)

117 For a short time I worked with a woman, Scots, I think, who referred to them as 'wee fags.'

Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 08:28 AM (zxitI)

118 >>>No God-Fearing American uses the word whilst.

This is not English with which we shall put up!

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 03, 2012 08:28 AM (3ZtZW)

119 I quit smoking fags in 2002.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:28 AM (JDIKC)

120 Living not far from a major city, I can tell you that late night and mid-afternoon television is nothing but lawyer ads for this.

Ahh. The ought-to-be-at-work and ought-to-be-resting-up-for-the-next-day's-work hours.

I preemptively denounce myself for this:

Tivo a few random shows from Centric network's daytime programming. Fast forward through the shows and watch the commercials.

A long time ago when the Centric brand was created, my Tivo recorded some "A Team" episodes. In one commercial block, there was a Hyundai commercial that took the full three minutes and was set up like a Ken Burns documentary segment with horrific pictures of this country's shamefully racist past and an interview with a young black man non-ironically equating 21st century America with '80s apartheid in South Africa.

This from a company based in Korea?!?

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 03, 2012 08:29 AM (V3kRK)

121 @105 fuck face, point of information, the name of the Israel anthem translates as "The Hope", you hopeless SOB.
This Christmas, why don't you take a stroll through the mall in downtown Bethlehem. Let's see how many pieces you get sliced and diced into, bitch.
"Bush's fault!"

Posted by: Thorvald at December 03, 2012 08:29 AM (1V6Pv)

122 My all time favorite is fag for cigarette

As in, "Andrew Sullivan is a cigarette."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at December 03, 2012 08:30 AM (azHfB)

123
The word fag is not acceptable. I prefer the term gay blade.

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 03, 2012 08:30 AM (ndqJC)

124 >>>But I have a feeling after this warm spell it is going to get cold as hell.

Damned bunions!

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 03, 2012 08:30 AM (3ZtZW)

125 Just delurking before bedtime - it's Tuesday 12.30am here now - and hello!


We say tap not faucet


Zed not Zeeee


Boot not trunk (as in a car)


Petrol not gas


Lollies or sweets not candy


Footpath not sidewalk

However we are all very up to date with Americanese because we get all your crappy TV shows.....





Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:31 AM (NM75o)

126 The developmentally disabled voted in the last election.
http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=9710

Posted by: navybrat at December 03, 2012 08:33 AM (4RH/3)

127 Posted by: Thorvald at December 03, 2012 08:29 AM (1V6Pv)

I don't know @105 from Adam, but I gently suggest that you have a look at the lyrics:

http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/neighborhood-bully

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 03, 2012 08:33 AM (V3kRK)

128 103 GW,

what the Quebecois speak is to Fwench as to what the Mexicans are to Spanish.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 03, 2012 08:34 AM (LRFds)

129 ...Meanwhile, next door to Israel in clit-chopper heaven: http://preview.tinyurl.com/cf5rhkt Same shit, different day.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 03, 2012 08:34 AM (1V6Pv)

130
However we are all very up to date with Americanese because we get all your crappy TV shows.....


Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:31 AM (NM75o)


You should watch our great family entertainment show, and that includes the Internet fuck tapes.

Posted by: Kim Kardashian at December 03, 2012 08:35 AM (ndqJC)

131 126 NavyBrat,

they vote every election, a minimum of 47% of the population.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 03, 2012 08:35 AM (LRFds)

132 However we are all very up to date with Americanese because we get all your crappy TV shows.....


Sorry about that, but I wish they'd export most of them sight unseen. Fortunately I discovered my TV has an off switch, mate.

Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 08:36 AM (zxitI)

133 Hey Aussie!

Ain't seen you in a while - enjoying the summer?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:36 AM (JDIKC)

134 a form of government in whichthe worst persons are in power.

So... all of them then?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 08:36 AM (5DR1j)

135 I stand corrected. Dylan was always too subtle for me.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 03, 2012 08:37 AM (1V6Pv)

136 I'm pretty sure Bob Dylan was Jewish. Born to Jewish parents, anyway.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 08:37 AM (feFL6)

137 130 Kim

I'd have to light up something stronger than a fag to watch your stuff dearie !

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:37 AM (NM75o)

138 Oh, and I wouldn't point fingers, mate.

I've seen "Elephant Princess." You should be ashamed.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:38 AM (JDIKC)

139 You know, that piece of excrement from Jason Whitlock via Bob Costas was so bad, if I had a blog, I would rant about their stupidity there.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 08:40 AM (5DR1j)

140 Also in "not news" Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock are barely functional imbeciles.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 07:58 AM (5DR1j)

That's an insult to the barely functioning.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:40 AM (da5Wo)

141 @125


Don't even get me started on you Aussies.

Don't even get me started!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:41 AM (RrD4h)

142 That's an insult to the barely functioning.

Yeah, but eventually you run out of useful words. I guess I could have said that, between them, they have the number of brain cells more frequently associated with a rotten turnip.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 08:41 AM (5DR1j)

143 Oh, EoJ is here! Sweet. I've been wanting to do this ever since it came up the other night.



Hey EoJ! Do me a favor. Google "Brony" and then get back to us with your take.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:41 AM (da5Wo)

144 Yeah, but eventually you run out of useful words. I
guess I could have said that, between them, they have the number of
brain cells more frequently associated with a rotten turnip.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 08:41 AM (5DR1j)



Fucking idiot is the term I usually go with. The wife, for the last 4 weeks, has started pointing at people who do idiotic things and just saying "They voted."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:43 AM (da5Wo)

145 Whilst tho shut thy trap you stuttering clusterf**k of a miserable traitor!

It actually rolls off the tongue rather pleasantly.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 03, 2012 08:43 AM (RXQ2T)

146 132 Retread

Yes - I prefer watching sport, docosbut the old bloke just loves his American shows - I retire to my laptop and blog lurking when he watches those shows

I do keep up to date with TV celebrity happenings because I work with some lovely 20 something girls who are totally like, into TV and movie stars like, celebrities, like....like awesome like


Plus it helps me whenever we go to fundraising trivia nights occasionally

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:44 AM (NM75o)

147 I know what a brony is. I refer you to Kurt Schlicter's column on this fagnomenon. There's no way I could top that.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:44 AM (FEqS6)

148 Damn. I was hoping for head sploding, expletive flinging awesomeness.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:46 AM (da5Wo)

149 So when does a member of the NBC Illuminati start quoting a loathsome Fox slug?

Posted by: mrp at December 03, 2012 08:46 AM (HjPtV)

150 #143 Bronies! I had NO idea this was A Thing until Kurt Schlichter went on a rant on Twitter about them.

I figure it's a sign of the coming apocalypse.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 03, 2012 08:47 AM (GoIUi)

151 3 AL to play ND in title game. It will be a slaughter.

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

I see AL is ranked 2nd in points against. You're right, it'll be a sl...oh, wait! Who's that ranked first?

Oh, but AL beat two teams ranked in the final Top 25. That's going to be...oh, wait! Who is that who beat three ranked teams?

And just so we're clear it's "college" football...which team's players have all passed mandatory freshman calculus, and which school will graduate 99% of its players, as opposed to, say, 69%?

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 03, 2012 08:48 AM (Q8Wa9)

152 133 Empire of Jeff
Hi there! Yes we had a scorcher last week - almost 40C and it was great!

I'm looking forward to helping my daughter and her new baby move to San Diego - they were going before Christmas but now the move has been scheduled for February

Her hubby has already organised a house there and he's going back just after Christmas - their business is moving along nicely...

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:49 AM (NM75o)

153 >>>I figure it's a sign of the coming apocalypse.

Pestilencerides a pink brony

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 03, 2012 08:49 AM (3ZtZW)

154 Oh yeah, them Aussies are perfectly understandable:

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."


Swagman? Scientific wild ass guess man -- aka, Tim Geithner?

billabong? A bong you rent by the hour?

coolibah? Sounds racist.

billy boiled? There's an ointment for that.

Give it a rest, mate.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 08:49 AM (ccXZP)

155 @139

Dude, you should totally get your own blog!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:51 AM (RrD4h)

156 Sorry. Just last night my 6 year olds were singing "My Little Pony Smells Like Baloney." Wish I would have videoed it for you.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:51 AM (FEqS6)

157 Has this cartoon from zero hedge been posted here yet?

http://tinyurl.com/cwaw94q

It's worth a click - second one down, but the whole page is worth a read.
Posted by: endeavor to persevere at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (zZJJp)



this is how long they've been trying

scary isn't it?

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 08:51 AM (LpQbZ)

158 125 Just delurking before bedtime - it's Tuesday 12.30am here now - and hello!

We say tap not faucet

It's faucet.
As in, "turn on the faucet while I tap this ass."
NOT "Turn on the tap whilst I faucet this ass". (DYSWIDT?)

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (GFM2b)

159 I stand corrected. Dylan was always too subtle for me.

In 1983, I was naive enough to think that enlightened civilization would never side with savages, and that made the lyrics seem a little over the top back then.

A little over a dozen years later, right here in the USA, I saw ordinary-looking whitebread people holding up signs essentially in support of the pali suicide bombers. The demonstrators were on the grass outside the post office showing off for a long line of cars waiting to mail in federal tax returns. It felt like a punch to the gut to know that there are evil fuckers like these walking around *my* country and wasting *my* oxygen.

Another little over a dozen years later, it's *their* country now. I pray every minute that they fucking choke on it.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (V3kRK)

160 Must repost from last night:


284 Oh shit sorry, someone up the thread here said something like. "Reversing the Bush tax cuts would not come close to closing the deficit."

With all respect: the marginal rate decreases enacted in 2001 and 2003, as every marginal rate decrease ever actually enacted, actually increased revenue to the treasury. From 2001 to 2008, revenues increased by over 50%.

This is because when people keep more of their own money, they use it to grow the economy and therefore the tax base.

Theoretically, there are decreases in marginal tax rates which would also decrease revenue- such as decreasing rates to near zero. But in the real world, based on evidence we actually have, revenue increases as marginal tax rates fall.

So having "the rich" or any other group pay at a higher marginal rate would not only not close the deficit gap, but would likely increase the deficit as those who are taxed increasingly take their capital off the table, shrinking or regarding the growth of the tax base.

Class warfare is not only morally wrong, but it is also economically wrong.

And a second aside: the "Bush tax cuts" have been in effect for twelve years and were re-authorized by Democrats in 2010. They are no longer "tax cuts;" they are simply the current rates.

***********

It is galling, it is enraging, when leftists mischaracterize our support for simple and low marginal tax rates as "greed" or as "protecting our friends on Wall Street."

We should make the education of the Boo Boos about the fundamental nature of prosperity, a sound bite that we repeat at every opportunity.

Additionally, we should tell anyone who will listen that Democrats want high taxes in order to destroy prosperity and kill poor minorities.

Their racist tax policies, we ought to shout, are all about keeping minorities in chains like the KKK.

See what democrats do whenever we attack one of them who is dark-skinned or has a vagina? They immediately jump over defending their actions to accusing us of racism or sexism. They don't even bother to stop to consider the accusation's truth value!

We ought to do the same sort of thing on taxes. The only difference is, our position has the benefit of being demonstrably true, unlike anything they ever propose.

At first they would ignore us. Then they would laugh at us. Then they would be frightened of us. Then we would win.

Posted by: Truman North at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (KwyTv)

161 Ok, just read Schlichter's (really? that name dude. do something about it.) thing on "Bronies". Out of all of it, and it's all good, "perma-virgins" is my favorite. Great freaking word.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (da5Wo)

162 141 General Woundwort

Just google Aussie dictionary - you'll find some wonderful Aussie expressions - hey you could help spread our Aussie lingo over there!


Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (NM75o)

163 Well, you can go to Alabama games all year and never see a "Bryant" or a "Wade" in the parking lot. But at Notre Dame there is a whole section of Rocknes. And they all run.

Posted by: comatus at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (qaVK+)

164 Lorry. I HATE the word 'lorry'.
It is a TRUCK, a f**king TRUCK.
Lorry is a last name, as in Peter Lorry or Frank Lorry Jr. and not a motor vehicle.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 03, 2012 08:52 AM (RXQ2T)

165
156
Sorry. Just last night my 6 year olds were singing "My Little Pony Smells Like Baloney." Wish I would have videoed it for you.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:51 AM (FEqS6)



And by "my 6 year olds", you of course meant you. Right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:53 AM (da5Wo)

166 @151

If you have never been to the golden dome or have taken in touchdown Jesus from right in front of the library, you will not understand the glory that is Notre Dame!!!


GO IRISH!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:54 AM (RrD4h)

167

RE: Morrisette piece.

Notice how that UN vote happened after TFG's election?

Does this even prick the Dem-Jewish ears, just a tad?

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 08:54 AM (LpQbZ)

168 From the Examiner.

According to a Dec. 1 report by the Kansas City Star, friends say the fact she was out late after a Trey Songz concert Saturday night contributed to the fatal fallout.

A friend of Kasandra's claimed Jovan was mad at her for staying out
with friends late. At one point in the evening he called her wanting to
know when she'd be home. She arrived around 1 a.m. after drinking with
friends and enjoying the concert. Seven hours after her fight with
Jovan, the NFL player shot her. The two of them had a baby daughter just
three months ago. The infant -- Zoey Michelle Belcher -- is now in her
grandmother's custody.

Other friends of Kasandra Perkins emphasize that the 22-year-old
cared about people a lot and was studying to be a schoolteacher. She was
introduced to Jovan Belcher by the wife of another Chiefs player.


So the gun was the murder weapon, but the cause of the murder could have been:
A Trey Songz concert (pardon my age..WHO?)
Staying out late
Drinking with friends
Enjoying a concert
Studying to be a schoolteacher.
Maybe there is a video that inflamed him to such hatred. We need to do a full investigation and get back to you later. We don't like to point fingers at the first thing we can think (hate) of.





Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 08:55 AM (qB0/v)

169 "Bird" for girlfriend. I used to have a Brit girlfriend.
Blokes would ask me for a "word with your bird".

Posted by: navybrat at December 03, 2012 08:55 AM (4RH/3)

170 154 Gnubreed

Don't worry - a lot of Aussies need Waltzing Matilda translated for them too!

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:55 AM (NM75o)

171 144 Re:, "They voted".

I'm doing my part. Everytime I go into Home Depot I pull all 37 warning stickers off of a ladder.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 03, 2012 08:56 AM (GFM2b)

172


DAY 27

1,434 to go


Mayans, Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, mutants, malcontents, miscreants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 08:56 AM (XkWWK)

173


Over at Legal Insurrection, there is a piece about those who voted for JEF, and now surprised at his actions after the election.

Here's an exceprt -- blows your mind:

“I thought he was going to move toward the center after the election,” one stunned Obama backer told me. Another said he believed the president’s positions were opening gambits and he would compromise. “It’s the first round,” he insisted.

Right before this quote, was this:

Both are smart, accomplished men, but I’m baffled that they didn’t see this coming.


The term smart is relative.


http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/12/disheartened-obamaphiles-should-just-stop-talking/

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 08:57 AM (LpQbZ)

174 165
156
Sorry. Just last night my 6 year olds were singing "My Little Pony Smells Like Baloney." Wish I would have videoed it for you.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:51 AM (FEqS6)


And by "my 6 year olds", you of course meant you. Right?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:53 AM (da5Wo)

I may have harmonized at some point.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (FEqS6)

175 I hope neither Jason Whitlock nor Bob Costas own guns because they are both right about one thing:

Stupid people, and unstable people should not be allowed to possess firearms.

Posted by: Fritz at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (/ZZCn)

176 169 "Bird" for girlfriend. I used to have a Brit girlfriend.
Blokes would ask me for a "word with your bird".
Posted by: navybrat at December 03, 2012 08:55 AM (4RH/3)



Papa-oo-mao-mao...The bird is the word...

Posted by: Zombie one-hit wonder at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (XkWWK)

177 Btw, yes, I'm planning on hanging myself later. I was the top commenter????



The Shame.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (da5Wo)

178 @162

Oh how you yabber!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (RrD4h)

179 Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 08:55 AM (qB0/v)

I'm not entirely sure of the point of your post, but the cause of the murder is fairly simple- Javon Belcher decided to kill his girlfriend. He used a gun because, presumably, it was handy. Had he decided to kill her with a knife, would Costas and Whitlock be for banning knife ownership?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (5DR1j)

180 158 rickb223

Faucet sounds funny.....as in force it

Turn on the tap, and tap tap tap your fingers on the tap, then tap his head ? OK?

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 08:59 AM (NM75o)

181 I may have harmonized at some point.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (FEqS6)


Tell the truth, there was some interpretive dance thrown in there too, wasn't there?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:59 AM (da5Wo)

182 So the gun was the murder weapon, but the cause of the murder could have been:

And let's not forget what I consider the 800lb gorilla in the room. Namely that Belcher was a football player, which means the influence of steroids can't be ruled out. This certainly sounds like it might have been a "roid rage" incident.

I went on a whole Twitter diatribe yesterday about how stupid it is to blame the murder/suicide on the presence of a gun. Frankly, if you are in the mindset to murder the mother of your 3mos old daughter, then you're in the mindset to do it regardless of what weapon is available.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:00 AM (4df7R)

183 First day back at the gym after a month and half layoff. Illness, work and post-election depression.

Not too bad. Now for some banana cream pie and coffee!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 09:00 AM (XkWWK)

184 Hey, Aussie, my daughter is at uni over there and has now turned me into "mum" and she has her favourite hangouts in Brissy where goes for brekky. So, culture is shared.

Posted by: Museisluse at December 03, 2012 09:00 AM (SsWgR)

185
Faucet sounds funny.....as in force it




It's a spigot.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 03, 2012 09:01 AM (pPjld)

186 114 My all time favorite is fag for cigarette
Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:26 AM (YdQQY)

While stationed with NATO in Southern Europe I worked with a British Naval WREN (enlisted administrator). One day she turned to me and asked if I had a rubber. After a few seconds of silence I began laughing and she realized Americans use the word "rubber" for something other than an eraser.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at December 03, 2012 09:02 AM (YYyqq)

187 Namely that Belcher was a football player, which means the influence of
steroids can't be ruled out. This certainly sounds like it might have
been a "roid rage" incident.


I'm hearing conflicting reports. Some say he was "self medicating" due to various head injuries (yeah, that's a good idea). About the only thing I can find consensus on was that it seems that he killed her some time (hours is the word I see most) after their argument/fight. That doesn't seem like a "heat of the moment" thing, to me.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 09:02 AM (5DR1j)

188 >>>Another little over a dozen years later, it's *their* country now. I pray every minute that they fucking choke on it.

Recently I'm thinking I must be feeling similar to how the older generation of the latter Age of Reason felt towards the up and coming Romantics with their sentiments and flummery - they must have believed the ascent of Man from Savagery had met it's ignoble End and it would all fall towards Corruption from there onwards.

And, of course, they were Right. I just hope its as much a passing fad as the Romantics were.

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 03, 2012 09:02 AM (3ZtZW)

189 Btw, yes, I'm planning on hanging myself later. I was the top commenter???? The Shame.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 08:58 AM (da5Wo)


I was fifth! Mind. Blown. I don't know how, considering I missed msot of the first half of last week and all of the weekend. I wager it was because I wouldn't stop yapping on Friday.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (4df7R)

190 106 9 Oh, man, it can't be December yet. I have things due in December.

Can't be December because it is going to hit 73 today.


80 in D/FW. Welcome to Texas.
Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 03, 2012 08:15 AM (lkzKX)

Or, as we've been saying at our house, "happy Texas!"

Posted by: Mrsp at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (tgRSU)

191 180

Aussie, good to see you again. Have always enjoyed your comments.
You have to respect Aussies. Aussies are like Texans. Live in a heat scorched land and tell the rest to piss off.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (GFM2b)

192 I'm hearing conflicting reports. Some say he was
"self medicating" due to various head injuries (yeah, that's a good
idea). About the only thing I can find consensus on was that it seems
that he killed her some time (hours is the word I see most) after their
argument/fight. That doesn't seem like a "heat of the moment" thing, to
me.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 09:02 AM (5DR1j)


Roids can do that. It can cause freakouts, rages, for the smallest of things and time is no barrier. If he was pissed at her, then hours later something else triggered it.....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (da5Wo)

193 Bison -- where the Australians wash their hands.

Symmetry -- where the English dead are buried.

Posted by: comatus at December 03, 2012 09:05 AM (qaVK+)

194 186, 114

I am fond of the expression "cock up." Brit friend of mine used to call people "twats" (rhymes with that's) but it's way to close to the alternate for pussy to use with comfort this side of the pond.

First time I heard "for fuck's sake" was from hims as well. Totally gobsmacked!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 09:05 AM (XkWWK)

195 I was fifth! Mind. Blown. I don't know how,
considering I missed msot of the first half of last week and all of the
weekend. I wager it was because I wouldn't stop yapping on Friday.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the
Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (4df7R)



I missed an ENTIRE DAY because I was sick.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 09:05 AM (da5Wo)

196 I'm not entirely sure of the point of your post, but
the cause of the murder is fairly simple- Javon Belcher decided to kill
his girlfriend. He used a gun because, presumably, it was handy. Had he
decided to kill her with a knife, would Costas and Whitlock be for
banning knife ownership?


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart

I guess I'm curious as to the reason why he killed her. I know what you are saying, a toaster in the bathtub and we would ban toaster ownership. But, the first thing after this type of tragedy, they want to ban guns.
The first thing after Benghazi was, they wanted to ban the video that "caused" the massacre. THEN the gov decided that a long- slow -after- the elections investigation was needed.

So do we need to ban any of the list of things that were in the news article. I guess that was my point.




Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 09:06 AM (qB0/v)

197 Dump

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 09:06 AM (da5Wo)

198 Hi everybody. Can't believe I was the sock king last week since I was accidently banned by the higher ups

Posted by: alex of the banned IP address at December 03, 2012 09:06 AM (uFY4s)

199 170 aussie,

No worries, mate, I was just ragging you a bit.

One of my grade school teachers made us learn that song, I think as punishment for getting caught sniffing her gym shorts.

Or maybe it was for us eating the colored chalks to make rainbow poop.

I really can't recall the exact infraction.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 09:06 AM (ccXZP)

200 184 Museisluse

I'm glad your daughter is enjoying her stay in Brissie - also known as BrisVegas

Mum , Mom, Ma, Mutti Mama - doesn't matter - they're our lovelyoffspring

And I hope she does well at Uni too - best wishes to her!

My son lives in Surfers Paradise an hour south of Brissy

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:07 AM (NM75o)

201 My all time favorite is fag for cigarette


Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 08:26 AM (YdQQY)



Barry has always had a thing for fags

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 09:07 AM (1Jaio)

202 I'm thinking Belcher may not have been too impressed with his choice of weapon considering he put nine caps into her.

Posted by: Fritz at December 03, 2012 09:07 AM (/ZZCn)

203 Where the hell was Jovan when I was throwing my bitch down a flight of stairs?

Posted by: Lawrence Phillips at December 03, 2012 09:07 AM (ZOf1l)

204 Don't get me wrong on my comment about my kid in Australia, I love that country, often wish I was young enough to emigrate there, but alas, I am over 45.

Posted by: Museisluse at December 03, 2012 09:08 AM (SsWgR)

205 Roids can do that. It can cause freakouts, rages, for the smallest of things and time is no barrier. If he was pissed at her, then hours later something else triggered it.....
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (da5Wo)


^^ This. ^^

And again, I'm not saying steroids WERE a factor. Only that they shouldn't be discounted from the conversation. When I first heard about this story I was immediately reminded of the wrestler a few years back who killed his wife and children before killing himself, presumably due to 'roid rage.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:08 AM (4df7R)

206 I turn off the teevee and radio now when the dear leader messiah comes on.

Posted by: Creamy Banana Republic Pie at December 03, 2012 09:09 AM (Kflw4)

207 200 Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:07 AM (NM75o)


Bris? Someone wants a bris?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton's "moile" at December 03, 2012 09:09 AM (XkWWK)

208 So do we need to ban any of the list of things that were in the news article. I guess that was my point.

Ah. Maybe I need more coffee, then.

Yes, that does tend to be a liberal's response. Liberals, since they believe in the "perfectibility of man" can't bear to think that a person might just do something evil. There has to be a "reason" (such as being white, or Christian, or Jewish) or some thing has to be to blame. Because, if people just do evil things because they just snap, or because they're (*gasp*) evil, then that whole "perfectibility of man" thing just goes away. And then you have to consider the one thing Liberals absolutely will not consider- that Government isn't the answer to our problems.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 09:10 AM (5DR1j)

209 It's a spigot.

North Central. "Spicket."

Posted by: comatus at December 03, 2012 09:10 AM (qaVK+)

210 I'm hearing conflicting reports. Some say he was "self medicating" due to various head injuries (yeah, that's a good idea).

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

No excuse for self-medicating on a salary of $1.9 mill. Self-medication is for poor schlubs like me who find a bottle of Ten-High to be cheaper and more effective than a week's worth of Trazadone.

Posted by: . at December 03, 2012 09:10 AM (Q8Wa9)

211 Okay, enough of the cheery shit. Y'all may have seen the feel good story about the cop that bought a homeless man with no shoes a new pair of boots?

He's shoeless once again. He has 'hidden them because they are valuable'. He also wants 'a piece of the pie' from the viral photo that was used 'without his permission'.

No good deed will go unpunished. AP link in sig.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 03, 2012 08:09 AM (ccXZP)



this is odd, here is another story linked to that:

http://tinyurl.com/ck8btxd

Man reads human interest story, learns for first time his brother is homeless

Now that he has been “reunited” with his family, if that is the correct term, his niece in Maryland has welcomed him into her home. “Jeffrey has his own life,” says Alegra Hall, Kirk Hillman’s daughter, “and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him.”

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 09:10 AM (LpQbZ)

212 Maybe Costas is right. I'm OK with not allowing NFL players to have guns. Why would they need them. No bodyguards either.
Posted by: West Virginia at December 03, 2012 07:11 AM (nw0Vt)


they need them because an NFL player was killed in his driveway by men hoping to carjack and rob him. See, if your former hoodrat friends know you made it, they may try to help themselves to your bling, ride, cash and whatever else you are carrying

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 09:10 AM (Dnbau)

213 191 rickb223

Thanks!

I should comment a bit more but by the time I read all the comments here plus read my other favourite blogs it's bedtime



Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:11 AM (NM75o)

214 I think all NFL players should be armed.

While playing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton's at December 03, 2012 09:11 AM (XkWWK)

215 193 comatus

Very good! Captures the accent well...

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:12 AM (NM75o)

216 Got an interesting story for you Bob Costas and Jason Shitlock. Chris Benoit was a professional wrestler who lost his shit one day and not only strangled his wife, but also his 7 year old son. He also killed himself, you know how he achieved that you ignorant fucks? He hung himself. Three dead in a family without a single fucking shot fired. How did that happen Bob? I think we need to outlaw hands with opposable thumbs and rope.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 03, 2012 09:12 AM (ZOf1l)

217 Off apostrophe.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton's at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (XkWWK)

218
"However we are all very up to date with Americanese because we get all your crappy TV shows....."

If it wasn't for us, you would be watch "The Wiggles" 24/7.

Posted by: jwest at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (ZDsRL)

219 Tap is the stuff that comes out of a faucet

Posted by: alex the nebraskan, of the banned IP address at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (uFY4s)

220 NOW!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (XkWWK)

221 I also prefer the education system in Australia over the US. Many of the freshman course in the USA are considered high school courses, and a basic undergrad degree is three years of uni. Young museislusette earned her undergrad degree at UQ and is now in post grad at QUT. I am afraid she will not be back in the USA except for visits.

Posted by: Museisluse at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (SsWgR)

222 Ah. Maybe I need more coffee, then.

Not enough coffee to understand my ramblings I guess.

They make perfect sense to me though!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (qB0/v)

223 Just a hundred years ago, the progs banned black athletes. Right before that, they were about to ban football. Ban, ban, ban. It's what they do.

Posted by: comatus at December 03, 2012 09:13 AM (qaVK+)

224 I'm hearing conflicting reports. Some say he was
"self medicating" due to various head injuries (yeah, that's a good
idea). About the only thing I can find consensus on was that it seems
that he killed her some time (hours is the word I see most) after their
argument/fight. That doesn't seem like a "heat of the moment" thing, to
me.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 09:02 AM (5DR1j)

Roids can do that. It can cause freakouts, rages, for the smallest of things and time is no barrier. If he was pissed at her, then hours later something else triggered it.....
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 09:04 AM (da5Wo)

he apparently damaged his hand in college when he got into a fight with a girlfriend and punched out a glass/mesh window.

I, for one, am tired of people minimizing what he did by blaming everything else. Its the gun, its the game, its concussion, its mental illness.

How about its the man

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 09:14 AM (Dnbau)

225 And again, I'm not saying steroids WERE a factor.
Only that they shouldn't be discounted from the conversation. When I
first heard about this story I was immediately reminded of the wrestler a
few years back who killed his wife and children before killing himself,
presumably due to 'roid rage.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the
Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:08 AM (4df7R)



Chris "The Canadian Crippler" Benoit. Used his patented move, "The Crippler Crossface", to suffocate one of his kids. That dude was waaaaaay fucked in the head, even beyond the steroids, if you read the stories about him.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 09:15 AM (da5Wo)

226 205 the one abhor posted it on the aiming God before committing the crime?

Posted by: alex the nebraskan, of the banned IP address at December 03, 2012 09:15 AM (uFY4s)

227
Bob Dylan was originally named Robert Zimmerman.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 03, 2012 09:16 AM (tOkJB)

228 And they say "Zed" instead of "Z".


People in the US use this term, too.

I have ever since my undergrad years in Computer Science. It's used heavily in the sciences to not confuse it with other similar sounding letters.

whiskey tango foxtrot...

zebra...

same idea.

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 09:16 AM (LpQbZ)

229 194 J J Sefton

FFS - a great expression

"It's a cock up"is used a lot Down Under too

On Bob Costas - I can't remember any of our sports commentators pontificating about social issues and I watch a hell of a lot of sporty stuff'

Perhaps he's auditioning for a spot on one of your lefty political shows

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:17 AM (NM75o)

230 Morphine is quite tasty today

Posted by: alex the nebraskan, of the banned IP address at December 03, 2012 09:17 AM (uFY4s)

231 some guys were assholes who killed women and children before there were guns, football, and roids. Some guys are evil.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 09:17 AM (Dnbau)

232 Perhaps he's auditioning for a spot on one of your lefty political shows

He doesn't need to, he already works for NBC.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 03, 2012 09:18 AM (ZOf1l)

233 Ed, of the racist, gun-toting, black kd hunting Zimmerman's?

Posted by: Jean at December 03, 2012 09:18 AM (ytax8)

234
But I have a feeling after this warm spell it is going to get cold as hell.

---

Was talking to an old timer here in SC on Saturday about the warm early December we were having. He said, you know what that means, don't you? He went on to say it's an indication that we're going to get an extra cold winter.

And as far as SSDI, by far one of the most egregious examples of misuse and fraud is the giant baby man. The one who said he'd kill himself if he got his benefits cut off and could no longer go around in his self-made playpen and onsie sleepers.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 03, 2012 09:18 AM (lTVJy)

235 Now that he has been “reunited” with his family, if that is the correct term, his niece in Maryland has welcomed him into her home. “Jeffrey has his own life,” says Alegra Hall, Kirk Hillman’s daughter, “and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him.”
Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 09:10 AM (LpQbZ)


That's an incredibly stupid idea. As I've said previously, 95% of people who are homeless are homeless for a reason more extreme than simply "I got kicked out of my house and lost my job." More often than not they're suffering from some form of mental illness. It's noble to want to help family, and since Mr. Hillman is active in the church I understand the urge, but to invite that person into your home after knowing nothing about them or their situation for so long... Let's just say I'd be cautious.

If my sister or my brother-in-law were having money troubles, they know they could come stay with us here in NH, no problem. That's because we stay in touch with them; we know them. It sounds like this guy and his brother didn't talk more than once a year, so the brother can't possibly know the full extent of his homeless brother's reasons for being on the street. This quote makes me particularly wary:

So how did the brother of a college professor and a church administrator end up living on the streets of New York’s Times Square? A relative who asked to remain anonymous provides a possible answer. “He was always finding trouble,” the relative maintains, “he was a bit lost.”

Kirk Hillman and a third brother, Alfred, note that he always had difficulty holding down a job. The brothers were aware that Jeffrey declared bankruptcy in 1993 after a series of state tax liens in New Jersey. They had no idea, however, that his situation had become this dire.


Difficulty holding down a job. Always finding trouble. "A bit lost."

I wish him and the rest of the family well, but I have my doubts that much good can come from this.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:19 AM (4df7R)

236 199 Gnubreed

Hey I knew you were kidding - if i get around to it I'll post a translation tomorrow - it's quite a story really!

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:20 AM (NM75o)

237
Costas quote at the end of his little rant referred to a case where a teenager at a gas station was asked to turn down his music blaring form his car by another patron getting gas. Instead, he turned it up and approached the other driver who shot him dead. New trayvon

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 09:20 AM (Dnbau)

238 How about its the man
Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 09:14 AM (Dnbau)


Absolutely it's the man. He holds the blame, 100%. My only reason for bringing up the steroids is that, thus far, I haven't heard a single person mention it. Maybe I've missed the coverage, but seriously? A football player kills his girlfriend and himself and it's not even MENTIONED? Given that steroid use is pretty rampant in professional sports -- particularly strength-testing sports like football -- I'd say they pose a greater threat to the health and safety of players and their loved ones than does gun ownership.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 09:23 AM (4df7R)

239 218 jwest

Wiggles 24/7 ......mmmmm.... sounds OK really!

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:26 AM (NM75o)

240 221 museisluse

Sounds like she's doing very well at Uni!

I might be going through the same with my daughter when she moves to San Diego - she might stay and I think there might be a lot of travelling involved in our futures

My new grandson will probably end up with an American accent if he goes to school there in a few years

Posted by: aussie at December 03, 2012 09:30 AM (NM75o)

241 What is odd to me is that the mother of a 3 month old was even out by herself past midnight. Not to engage in victim blame bias... well actually, maybe just a tad.

You couldn't pry my wife away from her babies for five minutes when they were that age. Probably the entire first year.

It's a 'cultural' thing I guess.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 03, 2012 09:33 AM (feFL6)

242
233 Ed, of the racist, gun-toting, black kd hunting Zimmerman's?

Posted by: Jean at December 03, 2012 09:18 AM (ytax


Same name but I doubt they're related. The National Lampoon used to have a super hero comic strip named "Zimmerman". Dylan was the super hero.

Posted by: Ed Anger at December 03, 2012 09:35 AM (tOkJB)

243
1.
Who killed more Indians than General Custer?
Union Carbide

Posted by: Edgar, Peeve and Blob at December 03, 2012 09:36 AM (Y+v41)

244 50 Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 07:24 AM (YdQQY) --------- You are right.

Posted by: Baldy at December 03, 2012 09:37 AM (opS9C)

245 Belcher didn't just murder his girlfriend, he shot her 9 fucking times.

Try repeating that a couple of times.

That would be 2 more times than the media.

I don't need the feelers and the regulators on the left to interpret the significance of that neat little statistic for me.

That type of overkill has nothing to do with gun violence.

It wasn't a brain injury, or steroids, it was a lifelong, socially enabled, narcissist.

It's a good thing that no one like that can get elected.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 03, 2012 09:44 AM (aZ6ew)

246
When pot is legal, isn't it going to cost the state revenue? Any dumbass can grow it and they won't likely be spending as much money on taxed cigs and liquor.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at December 03, 2012 09:55 AM (QyMDY)

247 I would guess that the guidance needed by the States from the Feds for their enactment of federally illegal drugs is on a par with the guidance needed by college students that borrowed money is expected to be paid back.

Seems to have been something of a shocker in both cases, bless their hearts.

Posted by: Lessons from the Ceramic Throne at December 03, 2012 09:55 AM (ze9yk)

248
"Naperville baby sitter charged with stabbing her son 100 times, 5-year-old girl 50 times" Gun control. Right.
http://tinyurl.com/cgb5eob

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 03, 2012 10:00 AM (pPjld)

249 Tammy Bruce is slattering Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 03, 2012 10:14 AM (qGk7q)






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