Open Thread Sun. Nite [OregonMuse]

The other thread was getting lengthy, so here is a fresh one where we can complain about the 9ers-Pats game being pre-empted by TFG and his politicizing of the Newton murders.

And I'm a 9ers fan, so: Go 9ers!

Cheerleader pic below the fold.

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Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:50 PM



Comments

1 First???
I put on Sex & The City's final few episodes "on demand" so I don't have to see TFG. It was either that or read Dick Cheney's book.

Posted by: CarolT at December 16, 2012 08:52 PM (z4WKX)

2 President Woody isn't a very good speaker.

Posted by: Aaron at December 16, 2012 08:53 PM (Tlix5)

3 Hard to complain about Brady getting picked but okay.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 16, 2012 08:53 PM (QupBk)

4 Light at the end of the tunnel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 08:53 PM (+k/kq)

5 TFG is quoting Jesus in his speech?

Will he burst into flame at the podium?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 16, 2012 08:53 PM (1LuS9)

6

Were missing a great game. Lots of fumbles and picks.

Stupid Obama.

Posted by: soothie at December 16, 2012 08:54 PM (vanqS)

7 Game is on CNBC

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 08:54 PM (8sCoq)

8 Fuck you JEF and NBC

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 08:54 PM (LMgaP)

9 Thanks, open blogger.

Posted by: seamrog at December 16, 2012 08:54 PM (LGg0T)

10 @ 5. I'll be sorry I missed it if he does.

Posted by: Retread at December 16, 2012 08:54 PM (zxitI)

11 So has anyone seen Bob Costas since TFG started to speak?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (+k/kq)

12
He's still blabbing. Saying nothing.

Posted by: soothie at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (1WM2H)

13 TFG is quoting Jesus in his speech?

Will he burst into flame at the podium?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Better that than quoting the Koran. Quran, whatever it is. Arabic? How does it work??

Posted by: Tobacco Road, stuck in the ditch at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (4Mv1T)

14 Wow. The Chargers really, really, REALLY suck.

Posted by: Al at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (V70Uh)

15 President Fartknocker is like a hemorrhoid that never heals.

Posted by: Fritz at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (K/NRd)

16 Anyone have the stomach to watch b.o.? Not me. Looking for cnbc in the lineup.

Posted by: willy at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (kUCQ4)

17 Current options are to continue planning my upcoming trip across the pond while the wife watches "Real Housewives of Atlanta" or stage a coup, fire up the Xbox, and play Dishonored.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (aozUR)

18 G'head, SCOAMT. Try it.

Posted by: kalneva at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (S+/pH)

19 We have to change. WTF is up with guy having to change everything? GFY O'Dipshit?

Posted by: Sponge at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (sw9Vn)

20 Repost for the evening 'rons and 'ettes:

From the 12 Posts of Christmas, 2012 (Day 4)

The 12 Days of Winter, by the brilliant Heidi Harris

http://bit.ly/UKZbqx

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (sZTYJ)

21 The solution to gun violence is light rail and affordable arugula

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (8sCoq)

22

Thank you Oregon Mouse for puttin this up.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (NLH1M)

23 Thank God for CNBC at least for tonight. By the way, is Brady the greatest metrosexual QB in NFL history?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (ZOf1l)

24 I can't believe he just HAS to be on during the game. Or that he has something so damned important to say that the station carrying the game has to cover him. Four more years of this, huh?? I love my life..........

Posted by: JMKN1 at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (JMKN1)

25 They announced the JEF, I changed the channel. See how easy that was? My BP which is dangerously high was not affected at all and I didn't have to listen to the mumblings of an incompetent.

Posted by: Gmac at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (IanLz)

26 Al Michaels says our brief national nightmare is over- the President has concluded his remarks

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (8sCoq)

27 Preezy counted four mass shootings during his preezy time.

Ft. Hood doesn't count I guess.

Posted by: General Trulane Retired at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (Z5BDI)

28 I'd love to give every shithead in the media a lie detector test and ask them if they didn't attempt to find out if this guys had connections to Republicans as soon as they had his name. The only ones that would pass would be the sociopaths.

Posted by: buzzion at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (GULKT)

29 If you think my, ummmm, speach was good, you should read one of my, uhhhhh, strongly worded letters.

Posted by: TEH WON at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (RLkAE)

30 17 Current options are to continue planning my upcoming trip across the pond while the wife watches "Real Housewives of Atlanta" or stage a coup, fire up the Xbox, and play Dishonored.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 08:55 PM (aozUR)

--Where are you planning to go across the pond?

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (LMgaP)

31 TFG thinks he is the Dear Leader of North Korea. None of us can think or weep without direction from him.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (+k/kq)

32 CNBC will be enjoying record ratings.

Posted by: kalneva at December 16, 2012 08:58 PM (S+/pH)

33 pre-empted by TFG and his politicizing of the Newton murders.

For a second i was all Cam?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 16, 2012 08:58 PM (QupBk)

34 Saw his ugly mug while changing channels. Was quick enough not to hear his voice. F-him.

Posted by: willy at December 16, 2012 08:58 PM (kUCQ4)

35 If ya wanna bitch about the SCOAMF go back to the last thread, I'm in the Amen chorus, now onto other things.

Posted by: seamrog at December 16, 2012 08:58 PM (LGg0T)

36
So has anyone seen Bob Costas since TFG started to speak?

He'll be ready by halftime. I heard it takes about an hour to douche the sperm out of his ass.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 08:58 PM (ZOf1l)

37 Just forced myself to watch the JEF at the memorial service....words fail me...inappropriate doesn't begin to describe it....

God's tender mercies on all who suffer this evening.

Posted by: Whiskey_Joe at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (RIm0W)

38 I never got into football, I grew up with brothers and know other sports but never caught on to football.

I watched TFG late Friday night from earlier in the day, he quoted scriptures that day too. He was crying fake tears too. I have seen enough of him for the next four years. I barely watched anything he said the past five years except when Rush or someone played a clip. I am going to ignore him for the rest of his presidency, which I hope ends up badly for him, the way of Nixon.

If not for the frigging media covering up for him, he'd already be gone. Maybe they'll turn on him because he doesn't play we'll with them.

Posted by: CarolT at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (z4WKX)

39 >By the way, is Brady the greatest metrosexual QB in NFL history?


Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (ZOf1l)
\
he has 3 Super Bowl rings and a Brazilian supermodel wife popping out babies like a Pez dispenser. he's pretty manly in my book

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (8sCoq)

40 The universe is against us, I've finally figured it out.
War on women, things weren't going too bad, Akin opens his mouth game over
Healthcare law, looks like it's going down in defeat, Judge switches his vote
Romney looks like he's catching Obama, Sandy comes plowing through giving him an out
Thought we were getting to the bottom of Benghazi, Petraus found boinking his mistress.
We thought after FF we avoided gun control, mentally ill guy goes out and kills those poor kids.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (NzBQO)

41 Ft. Hood doesn't count I guess.
Posted by: General Trulane Retired


No additional comment needed

Posted by: kalneva at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (S+/pH)

42 Is Preznit Chavez done yet?

Posted by: ontherocks at December 16, 2012 09:00 PM (aZ6ew)

43 Having come back to the game I think there's probably something better to watch than these incompetent boobs.

Posted by: Gmac at December 16, 2012 09:00 PM (IanLz)

44 Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (LMgaP)


London, though I had initially lobbied for either Berlin or Prague. My wife didn't want to deal with language barriers, and I also think watching a lot of Luther, Top Gear, and Sherlock has been rubbing off. I was there about almost 20 years ago on a school trip, so I didn't get to see much that I wanted to check out. If I play my cards right, I might get to go to the Tank Museum at Bovington.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:00 PM (aozUR)

45

the ball sure is slippery tonight

Posted by: soothsayer at December 16, 2012 09:01 PM (8sdr0)

46 39 >By the way, is Brady the greatest metrosexual QB in NFL history?


Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 08:56 PM (ZOf1l)
\
he has 3 Super Bowl rings and a Brazilian supermodel wife popping out babies like a Pez dispenser. he's pretty manly in my book

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (8sCoq)

--I'm waiting to see if Andy Dalton will be the most successful raging ginger in NFL history.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:01 PM (LMgaP)

47 So I hear TFG hinted at outlawing guns by EO during his speech. That'll be fabulous.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2012 09:01 PM (OevbG)

48 Yeah, Carol, where are Woodward and Bernstein, when you need them? Oh, sucking a certain preezy's dick. Silly me.

Posted by: kalneva at December 16, 2012 09:01 PM (S+/pH)

49 TFG thinks he is the Dear Leader of North Korea. None of us can think or weep without direction from him.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (+k/kq)
--------------------------------------------------------
We have rounded up your family as we found your proscribed grieving was not good enough. Now maybe you will try harder.

Posted by: Kim Jung Obama at December 16, 2012 09:01 PM (jucos)

50
I'm a Seahawks fan - go Patriots!

Posted by: Mark at December 16, 2012 09:02 PM (PJJlw)

51 4 Light at the end of the tunnel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 08:53 PM (+k/kq)


Yep, the 6:15 is right on time!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:02 PM (bxiXv)

52 --I'm waiting to see if Andy Dalton will be the most successful raging ginger in NFL history.

Nope. That was Donovan McNabb.:~)

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:03 PM (ZOf1l)

53 I flipped over to the Simpsons just in time to have Monty Burns at an old horror movie castle labelled "Republican National Headquarters - Rape Is Bad"

And then I took a pill so I wouldn't explode.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 16, 2012 09:03 PM (I2LwF)

54 44 Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 08:57 PM (LMgaP)


London, though I had initially lobbied for either Berlin or Prague. My wife didn't want to deal with language barriers, and I also think watching a lot of Luther, Top Gear, and Sherlock has been rubbing off. I was there about almost 20 years ago on a school trip, so I didn't get to see much that I wanted to check out. If I play my cards right, I might get to go to the Tank Museum at Bovington.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:00 PM (aozUR)

--The British Museum is of course awesome, and free. Same with the Royal Albert. Elsewhere in England I've only seen Salisbury/Stonehenge, Canterbury, and much of the lovely Lake District. Other than that in the British Isles, just Edinburgh and Dublin.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:03 PM (LMgaP)

55 In WWE news, Alberto Del Rio turned face (good guy).
Del Rio's gimmick is/was a wealthy,evil Mexican aristocrat with his much abused manservant Ricardo Rodriguez.
The heel-face turn was when the heel faction 3MB (3 Man Band), which consists of a redneck, a scottish dude, and a turban-wearing Indian, attacked the Spanish announcers for speaking stupid, foreign Mexican instead of proper American. Manservant Ricardo came out to defend their honor, so 3MB attacked him. And Del Rio ran out to defend his manservant.

So now he's a good guy. The subtle storytelling of pro wrestling.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 16, 2012 09:04 PM (ZPrif)

56 Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 08:59 PM (8sCoq)

And he wears Ugg boots and takes it from Giselle's strap-on.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:04 PM (ZOf1l)

57 First I was all like, "hey, who did that to the thread!"

Then I was all like, "oh, that's okay."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:05 PM (bxiXv)

58 " So I hear TFG hinted at outlawing guns by EO"

Molon Labe.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI at December 16, 2012 09:05 PM (Hdvhi)

59 The universe is against us, I've finally figured it out.

Too much coincidence there. I'm going with enemy action.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 16, 2012 09:05 PM (G0eua)

60 Ace of Spades now in 1080i wide screen

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:06 PM (+k/kq)

61 Here's another good Market Ticker post:

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=214983

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2012 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

62 “Over the past four years, prosperity has increased around the globe,
while it has remained stagnant in the United States, the Legatum
Institute reports. As a result, the Institute ranked the United States
12th out of 142 countries on its 2012 Prosperity Index, putting the
country outside the top ten for the first time.”

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 09:06 PM (8sCoq)

63 I don't think that the thread is the only thing that's been artificially embiggened.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Considering waiting until after March Madness. at December 16, 2012 09:06 PM (Gk3SS)

64 Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 16, 2012 09:03 PM (I2LwF)


Matt Groening was always a lib pussy, but for some reason he really lost it after Bush was elected. It was about the same time that the Simpsons stopped being funny.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (ZOf1l)

65 Its sad that the MSM IMMEDIATLY screamed about Romney Politicizing Benghazi for denouncing what the state dept. said... a couple of days after it happened...

Yet these idiots don't say a word about Gun Control people using this tragedy for their agenda... even before the bodies are out of the school...


Oh.... and it must be repeated... Note that ALL of these Mass Killings are happening in Gun Free Zones?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (lZBBB)

66 Gun control by EO? Do tell! I missed the first part.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (sBwRF)

67 The comments have been emsmallened again.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (sdi6R)

68 Link to Jones in CO
http://tinyurl.com/cscycmc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (+k/kq)

69 Is the middle cheerleader Candace Kita?

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (sBwRF)

70 Matt Groening was always a lib pussy, but for some reason he really lost it after Bush was elected. It was about the same time that the Simpsons stopped being funny.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (ZOf1l)

--The Simpsons basically started sucking when Homer became a dickhead, instead of just a goof.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (LMgaP)

71 I WAS IN THE POOL!

Posted by: The comments at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (QupBk)

72 All three cheerbabes are hawt.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (LMgaP)

73 My strap-on for Tom has gotten much wider as evidenced by this website.

Posted by: Giselle Bundchen at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (ZOf1l)

74 I meant TFG doesn't play nice with the media, I'm hoping they turn on him because of that. He shuts them out too much. They have a "job" covering him!

I am hoping that they'll get sick of him evading questions etc will piss them off. I'm not crazy. I'm hoping that they'll turn on him. I know it would take a miracle.
I avoided news yesterday, stayed busy doing things, same thing today. I have to eat dinner and then watch the season finale of Homeland.

I would like to cancel HBO since I don't like any shows on it but Comcast is a bitch to deal with. I don't want the sports channels but they lump TCM in with it.

Posted by: CarolT at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (z4WKX)

75 53 I flipped over to the Simpsons just in time to have Monty Burns at an old horror movie castle labelled "Republican National Headquarters - Rape Is Bad"

And then I took a pill so I wouldn't explode. Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 16, 2012 09:03 PM (I2LwF)I made the mistake of watching it. Mr. Burns explained the fiscal cliff as if we don't give the rich people all the money they'll take us off the fiscal cliff. Also had the billionaires of Springfield wailing on election night. My husband had to take the remote. I had it raised to hurl at the screen.Pill happening now. Too little, too late I fear.

Posted by: Snotnosed Nuclear Sonic Punk at December 16, 2012 09:09 PM (Y+woW)

76

that ball sure is slippery !!

Posted by: soothsayer at December 16, 2012 09:09 PM (uaJ2E)

77 The local PBS station didn't interrupt their beg-a-thon for the JEF. I guess some things pre-empt banal politicized garbage which is wildly inappropriate for the occasion and incredibly insulting to the parents of the victims.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 16, 2012 09:09 PM (InZa6)

78 Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:03 PM (LMgaP)

Definitely going to British Museum and Victoria Albert, as well as the standard issue historic/tourist sites (Westminster, Tower of London, Hampton Court, etc.). May be going to Canterbury or Dover instead of Bovington for a day trip, but I don't think we'll be doing too much outside the M25 beltway. I looked into going to a Arsenal/Chelsea/West Ham United to see if the soccer games are any better over there, but I don't have a minimum of $200 to drop on tickets for two. Plus, I don't feel like getting punched in the brain. I'm a bit bummed that I can't bring my pocket knife with me, though.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:10 PM (aozUR)

79 64 Matt Groening was always a lib pussy, but for some reason he really lost it after Bush was elected. It was about the same time that the Simpsons stopped being funny.
Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (ZOf1l)

Groening used to beat up his girlfriend. I met her at a party, circa 1999-2000, having no idea who she was and tried to pick her up. She left early to meet fuck-face and when I pressed her who her boyfriend was and she told me who he was, I replied "so big deal, he can draw!"

Oh well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:10 PM (XkWWK)

80 Dammit! I used spaces, I swear!

Posted by: Snotnosed Nuclear Sonic Punk at December 16, 2012 09:11 PM (Y+woW)

81 Pretty much the most inappropriate speech he could have made short of leading the crowd in a cheer of "what do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!"


As Ace said, we should have the debate. I'm glad to have it. Lets just make sure the statist put all their intentions on the table. Total repeal of the 2nd Amendment is the only thing they'll be happy with.


But how no one thought that setting was the place for that address is completely beyond me, regardless of your politics.

Posted by: The Hammer at December 16, 2012 09:11 PM (x9oN6)

82 Bless those cheerleaders' pneumatic hearts. All six of them.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 16, 2012 09:12 PM (BAS5M)

83
70 Matt Groening was always a lib pussy, but for some reason he really lost it after Bush was elected. It was about the same time that the Simpsons stopped being funny. Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:07 PM (ZOf1l) --The Simpsons basically started sucking when Homer became a dickhead, instead of just a goof.
Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:08 PM (LMgaP)


The Simpsons haven't been relevant in more than a decade. All quotables of the show are from the 90s

Posted by: buzzion at December 16, 2012 09:12 PM (GULKT)

84 Gun control by EO? Do tell!

The quote: "In the coming weeks, I'll use whatever power this office holds (...) in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this."

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2012 09:12 PM (OevbG)

85 Hhmmm Amazon Christmas Deals. Some Nine West stompy boots. Or 6-packs of meals...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:12 PM (+k/kq)

86 But how no one thought that setting was the place for that address is completely beyond me, regardless of your politics.

Posted by: The Hammer at December 16, 2012 09:11 PM (x9oN6)


Seriously, these guys don't care what you think. THe libs are probably like, yeah, you tell those NRA assholes a thing or two! Never let a crisis go to waste!

Posted by: Golan Globus at December 16, 2012 09:13 PM (/1U3u)

87 Definitely going to British Museum and Victoria Albert, as well as the standard issue historic/tourist sites (Westminster, Tower of London, Hampton Court, etc.). May be going to Canterbury or Dover instead of Bovington for a day trip, but I don't think we'll be doing too much outside the M25 beltway. I looked into going to a Arsenal/Chelsea/West Ham United to see if the soccer games are any better over there, but I don't have a minimum of $200 to drop on tickets for two. Plus, I don't feel like getting punched in the brain. I'm a bit bummed that I can't bring my pocket knife with me, though.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:10 PM (aozUR)

--Canterbury is worth it. Cool city walls (check out where it was bombed in WWII), luscious cathedral with the Black Prince's tomb, small enough to walk around. Might was well check out Salisbury and Stonehenge (though the latter is kinda disappointing) while you're out of London.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:13 PM (LMgaP)

88 Did that ass-monkey seriously suggest he could use an EO to enact gun control?

Posted by: crotcheyoldjarhead at December 16, 2012 09:13 PM (PQ63m)

89 But how no one thought that setting was the place for that address is completely beyond me, regardless of your politics.
----

For obama's minions it doesn't matter what he says as long as he says it.. smae with his actions. To them it's all good.

Posted by: willy at December 16, 2012 09:13 PM (kUCQ4)

90 61 Here's another good Market Ticker post:

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2012 09:06 PM (sdi6R)


The argument might matter to the low-info control freaks who are reacting emotionally, if it ever reached them and if they didn't just go back to NYT or PBS or MSNBC for a recharge.

But it makes no difference to the people behind the plans, because it's not about safety, it's about power and control.

Facts have never slowed down people like Feinstein or Schumer, or Obama.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:14 PM (bxiXv)

91

I turn on NBC to check out the game, and the f**ktard is on the screen. I change the channel, and wait a while, go back, and one of the f**cktard disciples on NBC is yammering about the JEF*ck.

After I had seen the tweet where the massacre of little children was all about O'him.

I want to vomit.

I turned off the TV.

Sorry for the rant.

Four more years of a bottom feeding fraud.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 16, 2012 09:15 PM (LpQbZ)

92 78 Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:10 PM (aozUR)

Favorite pub whilst there was The Queens, on Regents Park Road near Primrose Hill. Also you must eat at Chor Bizarre for the most incredible Indian food.

http://www.thequeensprimrosehill.co.uk
http://www.chorbizarre.com

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:15 PM (XkWWK)

93
Just finished Michael Connelley's newest book "The Last Man" ( Mitch Rapp) A great read....got to thinking with such great story lines and such a believable cast of characters, why wouldn't anyone adapt this series for a movie or two?
Then I remembered. Hollywood would never make a movie that depicts what is really happenening in the world.

Posted by: seamrog at December 16, 2012 09:16 PM (LGg0T)

94 Sorry for the rant.

---
No worries. I feel your pain.

Posted by: willy at December 16, 2012 09:16 PM (kUCQ4)

95 92, 78

The curried mussels are a must at Chor Bizarre.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:16 PM (XkWWK)

96 The quote: "In the coming weeks, I'll use whatever power this office holds (...) in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this."

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2012 09:12 PM

____
And unfortunately he doesn't care that the. Constitution doesn't grant him the power to change the 2nd ammendment. Unfortunately that probably wont stop him.

Posted by: john stark dark at December 16, 2012 09:16 PM (PALjS)

97 Boehner tweets that any debt limit increase will require more spending cuts and reforms

Posted by: carolina at December 16, 2012 09:17 PM (dmqAl)

98 and Stonehenge (though the latter is kinda disappointing)

I went the first time when you could still walk among the stones and touch them. By the time I went back they'd stopped that. Now to get so close you have to be a faux druid and go on the solstice.

Posted by: Retread at December 16, 2012 09:18 PM (zxitI)

99 Just finished Michael Connelley's newest book "The Last Man"

Connelley wrote one too? I'll bet Vince Flynn's version is better!

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 16, 2012 09:19 PM (sBwRF)

100 And unfortunately he doesn't care that the. Constitution doesn't grant him the power to change the 2nd ammendment. Unfortunately that probably wont stop him.

Posted by: john stark dark at December 16, 2012 09:16 PM (PALjS)


Probably just the roadblocks and tax crap they were planning for a successfully hidden FandF plot. It will look like it is less than we expected so the useless twonks we have in DC won't do anything about it, even though it will set terrible precedents.

And the drumbeat will continue.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:19 PM (bxiXv)

101 The Simpsons haven't been relevant in more than a decade. All quotables of the show are from the 90s

My point.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:19 PM (ZOf1l)

102 Will b.o. head to Chicago now in an effort to prevent more violence in his district?

Posted by: willy at December 16, 2012 09:19 PM (kUCQ4)

103 That was Vince Flynn, and I agree, Connelly's got his own 'Last Title'

Posted by: phillip fry at December 16, 2012 09:19 PM (ctjsq)

104 The curried mussels are a must at Chor Bizarre.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:16 PM (XkWWK)

I already know I have to get curry while I'm over there. Has to be infinitely better than what's available where I am.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:20 PM (aozUR)

105 97 Burnt-umber Boehner can eat my ass, the fucking Quisling. This is all a kabuki mind-fuck, and not a very convincing one since it is patently obvious he is collaborating with SCOAMF.

Re-take the GOP or third party.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:20 PM (XkWWK)

106 I used to want Russell Crowe to play Mitch Rapp, but when he tweeted about going to light/re: Obama, I take it back.

Posted by: concrete girl at December 16, 2012 09:20 PM (y2Ojs)

107 The Simpsons haven't been relevant in more than a decade. All quotables of the show are from the 90s

A statement that is in no way incompatible with "Groening lost his shit when Bush was elected".

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2012 09:20 PM (OevbG)

108 48 Yeah, Carol, where are Woodward and Bernstein, when you need them? Oh, sucking a certain preezy's dick. Silly me.

Wouldn't some young no name want to make a smart career move and expose Fast & Furious, Benghazigate and others? If I had a job in the media with no name, what better way to make a name for yourself than to expose the SCOAMT?
Woodward wrote an unflattering book about him, what has he been up to since? You're right, I don't have to rewrite what you said they're doing. Is that all they do these days, suck it?

Posted by: CarolT at December 16, 2012 09:21 PM (z4WKX)

109 Well, thanks, anyway, founding fathers. You did real good, but unfortunately couldn't prevent the preezy from ignoring the whole idea. It was a republic, until we lost it. I am weeping with you.

Posted by: kalneva at December 16, 2012 09:21 PM (S+/pH)

110 Maybe that Tom Cruise movie Oblivion is right. An Earth that is a devastated wasteland only occupied by drones.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:21 PM (+k/kq)

111 104 I already know I have to get curry while I'm over there. Has to be infinitely better than what's available where I am.
Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:20 PM (aozUR)

This is a particular dish but curry joints are like pizza in NYC. Oddly enough, curry is not necessarily hot as opposed to just well-spiced. Brits in general do not like hot food. But they love their curry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:22 PM (XkWWK)

112 The Simpsons haven't been relevant in more than a decade. All quotables of the show are from the 90s.

Agree. My biggest problem with the Simpson's isn't the liberal slant. My biggest problem is it hasn't been funny since before SNL lost it.

Posted by: AD at December 16, 2012 09:22 PM (Ysek9)

113 Did Reverend Obama hand out T-shirts at the end of his sermon? -- my channel cut away.

Posted by: Fritz at December 16, 2012 09:22 PM (K/NRd)

114 I went the first time when you could still walk among the stones and touch them. By the time I went back they'd stopped that. Now to get so close you have to be a faux druid and go on the solstice.

Posted by: Retread at December 16, 2012 09:18 PM (zxitI)

--I did get to walk right up to the stones at Castlerigg in the Lake District. The stones are not as impressive as those at Stonehenge, but the setting amid the beautiful hills (and the fact that they're not surrounded by a motorway) makes up for it.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:22 PM (LMgaP)

115 I always thought Jessica Simpson was one of the Simpsons.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:23 PM (XkWWK)

116 >>and Stonehenge (though the latter is kinda disappointing)
>>>I went the first time when you could still walk among the stones and touch them. By the time I went back they'd stopped that. Now to get so close you have to be a faux druid and go on the solstice.

Reminds me of the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum. When I was there as a lad you could walk right up to it.
Nowadays it's behind glass or something.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 16, 2012 09:23 PM (xLnT0)

117 "A republic, if you can keep it."

It's lost

Posted by: Benny Franklin at December 16, 2012 09:23 PM (V70Uh)

118 Unless I give a big speech at the scene of a child massacre people won't know they should care.

Posted by: President Me at December 16, 2012 09:23 PM (GWxXv)

119 Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:20 PM (aozUR)


And don't forget your mushy peas with fish and chips!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 16, 2012 09:24 PM (XkWWK)

120 The Rosetta Stone? Or the stone of scone?

Posted by: Benny Franklin at December 16, 2012 09:24 PM (V70Uh)

121 If that fucking idiot thinks that an EO will stop these massacres, then I feel that he should tread carefully. All this "get prepared" shit will come to fruition.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:24 PM (ZOf1l)

122 "All I want for Christmas. . . is BOOBS!"

Posted by: Mariah Carey at December 16, 2012 09:24 PM (W5c4e)

123 MFM delenda est.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:25 PM (bxiXv)

124
99 Jay oops Got both books yesterday
All those Irish guys look the same.

Posted by: seamrog at December 16, 2012 09:25 PM (LGg0T)

125 Reminds me of the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum. When I was there as a lad you could walk right up to it.
Nowadays it's behind glass or something.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 16, 2012 09:23 PM (xLnT0)

--Same with Michelangelo's Pieta after a maniac attacked it with a hammer.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:25 PM (LMgaP)

126 17
Current options are to continue planning my upcoming trip across the
pond while the wife watches "Real Housewives of Atlanta" or stage a
coup, fire up the Xbox, and play Dishonored.


If you haven't already considered Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, would definitely encourage a look (if the Russian mobs are still in control, at least). Wonderful spas, architecture, laces, garnets, amber, and dining, and comparatively inexpensive. Unless "across the pond" is limited to the UK.

Then again, "Dishonored" is quite satisfying...

Posted by: Where's my prezzy (unlurking after a long time) at December 16, 2012 09:26 PM (YHXUl)

127 “He is going to have a bill to lead on,” Feinstein said of President Obama on Meet the Press,
“because as a first day bill, I’m going to introduce in the senate and
the same bill will be introduced in the house,a bill to ban assault
weapons. It will.ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the
possession –not retroactively, but prospectively. And it will ban the
same for big clips, drums, or strips of more than ten bullets.”

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 09:26 PM (8sCoq)

128 Upto $245 for these boots?
http://tinyurl.com/bmomcau

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:26 PM (+k/kq)

129 Reminds me of the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum. When I was there as a lad you could walk right up to it.

Nowadays it's behind glass or something.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 16, 2012 09:23 PM (xLnT0)

On a related note, has any one been to the Imperial War Museum? Might go there if I go to Canterbury instead of Bovington. I checked out the website, and it seemed like the place is awash with socially conscious/politically correct crap instead of, you know, uniforms, guns, tanks, etc. What kind of world do we live in where the French have more straightforward military museums (Hotel des Invalides, which sold French Foreign Legion coloring books) than the Brits?

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:27 PM (aozUR)

130
Are Obama and Holder still hiding behind Executive Privilege regarding their roles in the "Fast Furious" scandal?
Say, aren't there over 300 Mexicans DEAD because Obama and Holder forced American gun dealers to arm Mexico's most violent drug gangs?
I don't need lectures on gun control from people who are accessories to over 300 murders. Wise King Barky has blood on his hands. Hiding behind murdered children and a compliant press will never change this fact.

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 16, 2012 09:27 PM (2GCjD)

131 SF had a chance to be up by 17 and muffed it. Can't do that with the Pats. Sorry SF.

Posted by: Ronster at December 16, 2012 09:27 PM (JgkPs)

132
I always thought Jessica Simpson was one of the Simpsons.


When she is not battling the weight thing, I would hit that faster than I ever would Kate Upton. Sorry, if I'm going to go after the bimbo blond meme, then I want one with a little more experience who just might know when to shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:28 PM (ZOf1l)

133 Pats not looking great either.

Posted by: Mark at December 16, 2012 09:29 PM (PJJlw)

134 TFG should have left the poor people of Newtown alone today. Let these people have their Sunday to go to church and spend time with family and friends. But No. Not for the Permanent Candidate In Chief. TFG just had to go up there and put his fucking face on TV and wave the bloody shirt.

fuck these fucking fuckers

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 09:30 PM (8sCoq)

135 Then again, "Dishonored" is quite satisfying...


Posted by: Where's my prezzy (unlurking after a long time) at December 16, 2012 09:26 PM (YHXUl)

Currently doing the no-kill run on my first attempt (I gave up on not getting seen or spotted a while ago). I'm on the mission with the twins in the brothel. I figure I'll go all stabby in the second go-round. So far, my only complaint is the quasi-Lovecraftian flavor of the whole thing (the Outsider, the fucked-up whales, etc.). Why does everything have to be Cthulu-y? Can't any one be more original in the despairing darkness department?

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:31 PM (aozUR)

136 Professor Marius von Totenkopf

In London, I recommend Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington's mansion which is across from Hyde Park Corner. It is filled with art (present of the King of Spain), commemorative china sets from the heads of Europe, his boots, his horse's saddle, and all sorts of neat stuff, including a huge (about 15 ft. long) solid silver centerpiece in the dining room. Also a giant nude staue of Napoleon which sits by the stairway and which all of his officers thought hilarious. If you like the history of the Napoleonic Wars (Sharpes Rifles for example) you would like this.

Dover has an incredible view, but make sure unless you are in good shape you take a cab or tram to the top. It sits high on the cliffs. Having been a continuous military installation from Roman times there is a Roman lighthouse, a Norman castle, Tudor homes, super walls wich overlook the town and the English channel (and on a clear day you can see France) plus the WWII secret installations. It's quite spectacular.

Canterbury's center is truly medieval, and many of the shops are in buildings which date from the 1400's. The Cathedral is beautiful and HUGE, much bigger than Westminster Abbey. There is an area which was the former site of Thomas Beckett's shrine. Thomas More's head is buried in a Norman church on the outskirts of the city center, because his daughter was married to someone from Canterbury. Also there is an ancient hostel for pilgrims which is interesting. It's a pretty place with a lot of history.

For a day trip I would recommend Dover, but make sure you get there early. There are several military museums which are worth seeing as well as the things I mentioned. Canterbury would take more time,.

I was just at these places in June, so I was interested to see you were interested in the same sites.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (GoIUi)

137 On a related note, has any one been to the Imperial War Museum? Might go there if I go to Canterbury instead of Bovington. I checked out the website, and it seemed like the place is awash with socially conscious/politically correct crap instead of, you know, uniforms, guns, tanks, etc. What kind of world do we live in where the French have more straightforward military museums (Hotel des Invalides, which sold French Foreign Legion coloring books) than the Brits?

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at December 16, 2012 09:27 PM (aozUR)

--The war museum in --of all places-- Austria was impressive when I visited in '07, and the Austrians had not won a war in almost two centuries.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (LMgaP)

138 >Upto $245 for these boots?
http://tinyurl.com/bmomcau

No. Just no.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (8sCoq)

139 And it wasn't even an inappropriate speech. It was a lecture. He scolded us for believing the Constitution is more important than his wishes.

A friking lecture in a memorial service.

Posted by: The Hammer at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (x9oN6)

140 I checked out the website, and it seemed like the place is awash with
socially conscious/politically correct crap instead of, you know,
uniforms, guns, tanks, etc.


It's been seven or eight years since I was there so it might have gone all PC. Try the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill's underground command center in Whitehall. Don't know that they could have done much to ruin that. Greenwich, just down river from London, is worth a visit. It's where they keep time.

Posted by: Retread at December 16, 2012 09:33 PM (zxitI)

141 A friking lecture in a memorial service.

Posted by: The Hammer at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (x9oN6)


Hell, at least they didn't have a rando-cultural shaman talking about animal spirits.

Did the guys get shirts this time, though?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:34 PM (bxiXv)

142 Posted by: Miss Marple at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (GoIUi)

--Been to Canterbury (saw the aforementioned church where Sir Thomas More is), but never to Dover. Now I really want to go to Dover.

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:35 PM (LMgaP)

143 Senate can't pass a budget for the most powerful nation on earth for 4 years now, but they're keen to react to a local tragedy.

Mkay.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 16, 2012 09:35 PM (G0eua)

144 TD SF

Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:35 PM (LMgaP)

145 #116 YES! I saw the Rosetta Stone in 1969, and could walk right up to it! Same with the Coronation Throne in Westminster Abbey, which allowed you in with no admission, just walking in like a regular church.

When I returned to London in 2010, I was shocked at how things had changed. Besides the Rosetta Stone being behind glass as well as the throne, the traffic was appalling and there were hordes of Arabs and Iranians, which were not nearly as numerous 45 years ago. (Gosh am I old or what?)

In 1969, London was quiet and peaceful. Now it's more like New York.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 16, 2012 09:36 PM (GoIUi)

146 I know how everyone loves Abi on Survivor. You'll be able to see the sexy little dish again shortly.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 16, 2012 09:36 PM (BVkEs)

147 The (Obama) quote: “In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds (…) in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this.”

Yes, the heady aroma of executive decree. It’s like a fusty cologne of aroused tyranny. And the majority of voters swoon for it.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you don't need no stinking Second Amendment at December 16, 2012 09:36 PM (Lxw+T)

148 Nice pass and catch by the SF team. 14 to 3 SF favor.

Posted by: Ronster at December 16, 2012 09:37 PM (JgkPs)

149
138> Upto $245 for these boots?




The white ones would look great on the ginger above....if that's all she was wearing.

Posted by: cicerokid at December 16, 2012 09:37 PM (Yf4MJ)

150 Yeah those are pretty fugly boots. Which means Michelle will be wearing them soon.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:37 PM (+k/kq)

151 Hell, at least they didn't have a rando-cultural shaman talking about animal spirits.

Shit, that was the part I was looking forward to hearing.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you don't need no stinking Second Amendment at December 16, 2012 09:37 PM (Lxw+T)

152 A 2nd term president has no need to continue campaigning...unless they got plans for something we've not been made privy to...

...I'm just saying.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 16, 2012 09:38 PM (G0eua)

153 One national embarrassment deserves another.

Posted by: CraigPoe, Texans Fan at December 16, 2012 09:38 PM (BVkEs)

154 Harry Reid should be arrested and tried for failing to live up to his Constitutional responsibility and theft from the American people.

Posted by: Mark at December 16, 2012 09:38 PM (PJJlw)

155 Merovign, all the attendees got an auto-pen autograph of the TFG.

Cicerokid, sounds like you some fantasies to work out.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2012 09:39 PM (+k/kq)

156 Abi is a fat-assed skank.

Posted by: Mark at December 16, 2012 09:39 PM (PJJlw)

157 Let me be clear. It is not your guns we care about. It is the feeling of self reliance and power that your possession of them gives you. The capacity to resist in the United States arises from the emotions surrounding firearms and that is what must be destroyed. We will even do like Saddam did and give them back to you but only once you show you are able to be subjugated.

Honest Barack Obama

p.s. Anyone who thinks authorities won't act on confiscation orders needs to read up on the authority principle specifically the Milgram experiments.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 16, 2012 09:40 PM (gkfSV)

158 #140 Absolutely recommend Churchil's War Rooms in Whitehall! I forgot to mention it but that is a super exhibit, all as it was the day the war ended. Old phones, maps, etc. Very interesting!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 16, 2012 09:41 PM (GoIUi)

159 147 The (Obama) quote: “In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds (…) in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this.”

One Texas school district just decided to start arming teachers. "The Texas superintendent linked gun-free zones with the uprising of school shootings in recent years.
"When you make schools gun-free zones, it's like inviting people to come in and take advantage," Thweatt told FOXNews.com.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,404721,00.html#ixzz2FH07bYLc

Posted by: USA at December 16, 2012 09:41 PM (RIg+t)

160
146 I know how everyone loves Abi on Survivor. You'll be able to see the sexy little dish again shortly.
Posted by: CraigPoe at December 16, 2012 09:36 PM (BVkEs)


I much prefer the brunette with the big knockers that actually knows how to shut her mouth.

Posted by: buzzion at December 16, 2012 09:41 PM (GULKT)

161 143 Senate can't pass a budget for the most powerful nation on earth for 4 years now, but they're keen to react to a local tragedy.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 16, 2012 09:35 PM (G0eua)


They already put a system in place where they can spend all they want without passing a budget (illegally).

So they don't need to do that, the "pass a budget" thing is just a political club.

Newtown, on the other hand, is an opportunity to campaign with a bloody shirt, and to pass that up, oh, I don't think they could.

If they get more political power over the peons as a result, that's just a bonus.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:41 PM (bxiXv)

162 Harry Reid should be arrested and tried for failing to live up to his
Constitutional responsibility and theft from the American people.


Actually I was hoping he would be arrested for all the little boys he fucked and killed.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:42 PM (ZOf1l)

163 152...I have conspiracy theorized since 2008 that he won't leave office voluntarily. Michelle runs and he remains the actual president, he declares Marshall law for some reason, etc.

The Obamas are not going away without being removed, in the non-election sense of the word.

Posted by: The Hammer at December 16, 2012 09:43 PM (x9oN6)

164 154 Harry Reid should be arrested and tried for failing tolive up to his Constitutional responsibility and theft from the American people.

Posted by: Mark at December 16, 2012 09:38
_____ _____ ___
Wouldn't that set a precedent....and then they would have to hall in half of the entire Congress?

Posted by: john stark dark at December 16, 2012 09:44 PM (PALjS)

165 Actually, can you even go up and touch the Liberty Bell anymore? It's been about 20 years for me, so I only assume the worst...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 16, 2012 09:44 PM (xLnT0)

166 135 So far, my only complaint is the quasi-Lovecraftian flavor of the whole thing (the Outsider, the fucked-up whales, etc.).

I'd say it's more "Fisher King" than Lovecraft, since the Outsider's more than happy just to watch - and snark - and your choices craft the world you wind up in. Can't wait for the DLCs, I hope they keep up with the themes of personal choice and consequence.

Posted by: Where's my prezzy (unlurking after a long time) at December 16, 2012 09:44 PM (YHXUl)

167 So the Governor of Massachusetts is threatening appoint Ted Kennedy's widow to the Senate?

Why not appoint his Waitress Sandwich, instead?

At least then the waitress would finally get a tip from Ted that didn't come out of his fly.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 16, 2012 09:45 PM (niZvt)

168 #152 I think they will run Michelle, too. All of you should ask your liberal friends about this.

My prediction is they will say, "What a great idea! She already knows how the White House works and she knows all the foreign leaders. Plus Barack would be there to help her!"

My cynicism about the voters knows no bounds.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 16, 2012 09:45 PM (GoIUi)

169 can you even go up and touch the Liberty Bell

"Liberty" Bell? What kind of racist Teabagger dog-whistle name is that? Shouldn't it be "Diversity Bell" or something?

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you don't need no stinking Second Amendment at December 16, 2012 09:46 PM (Lxw+T)

170 In London, I recommend Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington's mansion which is across from Hyde Park Corner.


This was interesting. I was there just a few years ago. Small place, but lots to see. Nice to see it wasn't just me who found interest in it.

I also liked seeing the Crown Jewels -- if it was really them.

Mayfair is a nice place to stay. Walking distance to everything.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 16, 2012 09:46 PM (LpQbZ)

171 p.s. Anyone who thinks authorities won't act on confiscation orders needs to read up on the authority principle specifically the Milgram experiments.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 16, 2012 09:40 PM (gkfSV)


Milgram isn't without critics - and his subjects weren't being shot at for obeying orders.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 16, 2012 09:47 PM (bxiXv)

172
So the Governor of Massachusetts is threatening appoint Ted Kennedy's widow to the Senate?


That won't work, she'll just end up drowning in an Oldsmobile. And how embarrassing would that be for a Kennedy to drown in a car that has not been built since 2004?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 16, 2012 09:47 PM (ZOf1l)

173 Deval Patrick ought to appoint a horse to the Senate.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows you don't need no stinking Second Amendment at December 16, 2012 09:49 PM (Lxw+T)

174 "As a first day bill, I’m going to introduce in the senate and the same
bill will be introduced in the house,a bill to ban assault weapons. It
will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the
possession."

She is unequivocally calling for gun confiscation on
a federal level. In the least, I think that kinda deserves a flaming
skull.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 16, 2012 09:51 PM (9SwFX)

175 There seems to be some confusion about guns, especially in the MSM. Semi-automatic vs. Automatic, assault weapons, assault style weapons, open bolt vs. closed bolt, gas piston vs. direct impingment.
I propose that we cut through the confusion by offering two new definitions.
"Good guns" are now defined as any gun in the possession of some dedicated to the safety and security of the political elite.
"Bad guns" are all those in the hands of anyone else as they could potentially threaten the politcal elite.
As soon as practical, we will re-define Bad Guns and Illegal Guns and then the gun problem will be solved.


Or not.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 16, 2012 09:56 PM (Ws44U)

176 171
I might refer you to the book 'Ordinary Men Reserve Police Battalion 101' for reference. Most of the criticism I've read about Milgram has been over study structure and subject treatment. Push comes to shove, hopefully it doesn't, I sure hope you are right about their willingness to disobey orders and I am wrong.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at December 16, 2012 09:58 PM (gkfSV)

177 173 Deval Patrick ought to appoint a horse to the Senate.
Posted by: George Orwell what knows you don't need no stinking Second Amendment at December 16, 2012 09:49 PM (Lxw+T)


Sarah Jessica Parker, you mean?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 16, 2012 09:58 PM (niZvt)

178 168
#152 I think they will run Michelle, too. All of you should ask your liberal friends about this.


"Organizing for America" morphed into "Obama for America" somewhere along the line...

...which is still collecting money...

...he's creating a political apparatus to hijack the Democrat party right from under their noses.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 16, 2012 09:58 PM (G0eua)

179 175
There seems to be some confusion about guns, especially in the MSM.


"confusion" == willful ignorance

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 16, 2012 09:59 PM (G0eua)

180 152 A 2nd term president has no need to continue campaigningÉunless they got plans for something we've not been made privy toÉ

That's all he knows how to do is campaign. Maybe he's looking to go to Venezuela, now that it looks like Chavez isn't going to make it. He'd fit ion there.
Why does he go to cities to meet with people trying to push his tax on millionaires?? What is the point? Are they supposed to try to reason with us?

He doesn't like to talk to other pols, instead he campaigns.

Posted by: CarolT at December 16, 2012 10:00 PM (z4WKX)

181 In 1969, London was quiet and peaceful. Now it's more like New York. Posted by: Miss Marple at December 16, 2012 09:36 PM (GoIUi)

It was also peaceful in 1980, when I was there for a semester. I remember walking with a group of British students through Hyde Park after dark and marveling that none of them seemed concerned in the slightest about muggers (you did have to watch out for pickpockets, but that's par for the course anywhere you travel). I couldn't imagine doing the same thing in Central Park.

Nowadays, I understand it would be just as foolhardly and dangerous to walk in Hyde Park after dark (even with a group) as it is in any American city.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 16, 2012 10:01 PM (BStAJ)

182
Deval Patrick ought to appoint a horse to the Senate.


Why show up the rest ofthe Senators?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2012 10:05 PM (4u2LN)

183 can you even go up and touch the Liberty Bell

I was able to in 2010.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2012 10:08 PM (OevbG)

184 163 152...I have conspiracy theorized since 2008 that he won't leave office voluntarily. Michelle runs and he remains the actual president, he declares Marshall law for some reason, etc.

The Obamas are not going away without being removed, in the non-election sense of the word.
Posted by: The Hammer at December 16, 2012 09:43 PM (x9oN6)


I don't mean to be a dick and everyone makes mistakes, but I see this way too often.

Martial Law.

Marshall Plan.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 16, 2012 10:08 PM (Rlp+5)

185 Or Marshall amps.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2012 10:10 PM (sdi6R)

186 --The war museum in --of all places-- Austria was impressive when I visited in '07, and the Austrians had not won a war in almost two centuries. Posted by: logprof at December 16, 2012 09:32 PM (LMgaP)

The Brits strike me as being extremely embarrassed about their imperialist past. Historian Niall Ferguson drew a lot of criticism when he published "Empire" for daring to suggest that the British Empire was not an entirely bad thing.

Whenever I've read the Guardian's comments section (something I try to avoid), I've thought that the hatred American lefties have for America pales compared to the loathing British lefties feel for much of their own country's history and traditions. In a Telegraph thread, I once praised Churchill, only to be attacked by numerous lefty trolls, who were quick to tell me that if I wasn't an ignorant Yank, I'd know that Churchill was The Second Worst Leader the UK ever had (with Maggie being the absolute worst).

Posted by: Donna V. at December 16, 2012 10:15 PM (BStAJ)

187
Or Marshall amps.


Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2012 10:10 PM



Fuck yeah.

Posted by: Berserker at December 16, 2012 10:22 PM (FMbng)

188 I thought the Crown Jewels were really, really underwhelming. But then, I think diamonds are plain-looking.

The standard England stuff is probably fine. If you duck over the channel to Normandy you can see Omaha and St. Mere Eglise, Point Du Hoc was very interesting--at the actual point, there is no level ground in which the craters reside, there's merely completely uneven craters inside craters everywhere.

And if you go north, Edinburgh is beautiful and interesting. And if you do make it up there, there's a Burger King with an amazing view of the whole central outcropping and park near the Castle. It's gotta be the single best view from a fast food restaurant, and among the best from any restaurant. And if you're headed up north, Northumbria is just a gorgeous land. Best I saw in the whole country.

Posted by: .87c at December 16, 2012 10:23 PM (5M5eS)

189 186 >> Donna What on earth is the world coming to?

Posted by: carolina at December 16, 2012 10:26 PM (dmqAl)

190 Appropriately enough, there's a Han-Solo-in-carbonite ice cube thingee too.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 16, 2012 10:32 PM (jRsgp)

191 Oops.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 16, 2012 10:34 PM (jRsgp)

192
190 Appropriately enough, there's a Han-Solo-in-carbonite ice cube thingee too.
Posted by: Waterhouse at December 16, 2012 10:32 PM (jRsgp)


Looks like they see it more as something to make fudge in though.

Posted by: buzzion at December 16, 2012 10:34 PM (GULKT)

193 Damn you waterhouse.

Posted by: buzzion at December 16, 2012 10:35 PM (GULKT)

194 Hello there.

Posted by: Butters at December 17, 2012 12:30 AM (3o1W0)

195 New hash. When I go home will I get my old hash back?

Posted by: Butters at December 17, 2012 12:31 AM (3o1W0)

196 Dang slow Hoteru internets.

Posted by: Butters at December 17, 2012 12:33 AM (3o1W0)






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