Top Headline Comments 12-18-12

Happy Tuesday.

Some sharp thoughts on the emotional overreaction of gun control proponents.

In the opinion pages of the NYTimes: "Don't blame autism."

Fact: schools are safer than they've ever been.

The announcement of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is nearing, though I suspect an actual vote on whatever proposal President Obama and Speaker Boehner unveil is still a ways off.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:53 AM



Comments

1 Good morning Rons and Etts

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 18, 2012 06:54 AM (R8hU8)

2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Tuesday, December 18, 2012. On this day in 1944 the Supreme Court upheld the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans. Something we had a lot f discussion about yesterday.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:55 AM (53z96)

3 Today in history, on December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony still as yet unrealized mission to completely fuck up America.

But they are closing in.

Also in history today, I'm in before Vic and that will be the only day this month this will be so.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 06:55 AM (sbV1u)

4 Dammit!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 06:55 AM (sbV1u)

5 Obama gives a yoctometer and Boner smiles because he knows he can roll over and claim victory. You SOB we did not get here because of taxes or entitlements for that matter. We got here because Obama “temporarily” raised spending by $1.1T and has never let it down. SID you worthless shit.

http://is.gd/DgSTwN

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:56 AM (53z96)

6 All the talk of bull shit gun control by the commies is giving Obama a run for his money on increasing gun sales.

http://is.gd/8OySI4

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:56 AM (53z96)

7 Oil companies are fined for accidentally killing a dozen birds while wind farms kill thousands and the feds look the other way.

http://is.gd/uDCfXI

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:56 AM (53z96)

8 South Carolina proposes bill to fine and jail feds who enforce Obamacare. US News makes snarky comment about SC and nullification. Did they make the same comments about other States who have done the same thing before SC? If they did nobody reported it.

http://is.gd/qD9Kcb

There were 5 States before SC proposing jail time.

http://is.gd/1aCQuS

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:56 AM (53z96)

9 Works every time,
I post a comment on the ONT, and the morning threads appears while I'm typing.
From the ONT....

Good morning to all my friends in a box.

My wife is really ramping up on her comments that it's time for her to get over her fear of guns, and learn to shoot.

That is not a decision that I can force her to make, as her fear of them is deeply rooted in events from her past.
But, if she feels she is ready, it's off to the range we go!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 18, 2012 06:57 AM (GBDbf)

10 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People isn’t too excited about the appointment of Rep. Tim Scott to South Carolina’s soon-to-be-vacated U.S. Senate seat.


No shit Sherlock, they are the most racist organization in the US (along with the CBC). And on top of that they really don’t give a shit about blacks. They are there for power to themselves and the Demonrat commie Party.


http://is.gd/CmpW92

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:57 AM (53z96)

11 RINO and Commies want to increase the power of the FDA. Hey TN voters, get rid of this SOB now.

http://is.gd/4QxPeo

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:57 AM (53z96)

12 EPA releases new soot pollution standard based on secret data sets


The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday a new standard to reduce soot pollution, ignoring Republican objections that the new standard is based on scientific POLITOCAL processes and data which were not made available to the public.




Fixed that quote for you. The question is will the next Republican President kill it? Probably not.

http://is.gd/EwzcFg

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:57 AM (53z96)

13 just reading a zero hedge post about antidepressants causing suicide and violence and the connection to school shootings. scary stuff

http://preview.tinyurl.com/czfkpkl

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at December 18, 2012 06:58 AM (zZJJp)

14 SEIU goon caught in alleged voter fraud in WI. I suspect if convicted he will receive a strongly worded letter.

http://is.gd/b237GC

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:58 AM (53z96)

15 Those children in CT were killed because taxes are not high enough.

http://is.gd/iQSYBV

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:58 AM (53z96)

16 Democrap commie Senator is pleased he added $200M worth of pork to the Sandy bill…….for AK. The House needs to kill this bill.

http://is.gd/vn84Ih

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:58 AM (53z96)

17 Would be robber is stopped in Casper, WY when woman pulled her own gun from purse. Just another reason to move to WY.

http://is.gd/mBTtNN

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:59 AM (53z96)

18 Foreigners back to buying US T-Bills in Oct? Not by much.

http://is.gd/I7kFmd

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:59 AM (53z96)

19 Off duty San Antonio policewoman shoots man on rampage shooting people.

http://is.gd/cma5pm

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:59 AM (53z96)

20 The hate against Tim Scott has already started as expected. Black radio host says he is not black. Wait for the calls of Uncle Tom and Oreo.

http://is.gd/qwj74o

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:00 AM (53z96)

21 Politicians always try to make the case that political contributions are not bribes. Here is yet another example of why they are as OR Demonrats set up to give Nike a massive 40 year tax break.


Democratic Governor John Kitzhber gave Oregon legislators just four days' notice that there would be an emergency session to authorize the governor to protect Nike's preferable corporate tax arrangement for up to 40 years.


http://is.gd/QdNlXY

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:00 AM (53z96)

22 Yes, Tim Scott is an “Uncle Tom”. Why? He refuses to play the race card. Damn that must hurt the CBC.

http://is.gd/9oBsgT

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:00 AM (53z96)

23 The question is will the next Republican President kill it? Probably not.

http://is.gd/EwzcFgPosted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 06:57 AM (53z96)---- I do not believe there will be a next Republican President.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 18, 2012 07:00 AM (R8hU8)

24 I guess HnR Block donated to Dems as well. New IRS regulation will shutdown small businesses that do tax returns.

http://is.gd/8p3Key

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:01 AM (53z96)

25 VDH states the same thing I have been saying about the election all along.

The conservative failure in 2012 was not an inability to appeal to hyphenated groups on the basis of ethnic, gender, and age identification. Instead, there was a general cluelessness about how to reach the middle and working classes of all races and ethnicities by explaining how conservative principles are not just for the rich.

LOL, recommend a minimum $500 tax for all.

http://is.gd/Js2WKs

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:01 AM (53z96)

26 Heritage excoriates Boner’s latest sell-out offer (which Obama turned down).

http://is.gd/GZpwJc

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:01 AM (53z96)

27 The Kindle Daily Deals

http://is.gd/abzP78

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:01 AM (53z96)

28 Word of the day

quadrennium

http://is.gd/6jpUUT

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:02 AM (53z96)

29 Christmas Kitteh

http://is.gd/sIj56U


And that’s it for Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:02 AM (53z96)

30 Gabe all the stuff I saw on the shooting being posted now reminds me of what always happens. Every asshole in the country with an ax to grind jumps on the tragedy to further their own petty agendas.


Perhaps we need an ax of our own to grind. Call for horse whipping these assholes every time they open their mouth.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:04 AM (53z96)

31 So with this "deal", Boner, who has already ceeded control of the budgetary process to the President thru this continuing resolution bullshit, is now going to cede the debt ceiling to him?

Ok why even have congress then, fuck it, just resign and go home you crying pussy.

Posted by: Mr Pink at December 18, 2012 07:05 AM (b5gH3)

32
Sharp Thoughts by Sharp Elbows.

Wouldn't that make a great title for a column written by a cheerleader?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 07:06 AM (jWwDJ)

33 thanks vic.
You seem calmer this morning.

accept our new overlords, don't let it ruin your day.

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at December 18, 2012 07:07 AM (zZJJp)

34 I am no different this morning than any other.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:08 AM (53z96)

35 Wouldn't that make a great title for a column written by a cheerleader? Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 07:06 AM (jWwDJ)


It would be written in crayon, right?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:09 AM (sbV1u)

36 Good morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. And thanks for the news, Gabe and Vic. Hey, Vic, maybe it’s just me, but the links at #20 and #22 don’t work.


Yesterday, I promised to mention the sad death of one of my favorite actors, William Holden. A cornfed Illinois boy, Holden's first break was as a violinist turned boxer in the 1938 film Golden Boy, during which, incidentally, he began his side career of bedding some of Hollywood's most glamorous women by going to bed with co-star Barbara Stanwyck. But Columbia wasn’t a good fit for Holden, and his career limped along until 1950, when Billy Wilder - casting about for a replacement for Montgomery Clift - signed Holden to play the down and out hack screenwriter Joe Gillis in the magnificent Sunset Boulevard. From there, Holden's star never wavered through the 50s, as he went from strength to strength in Stalag 17, Picnic, Sabrina and The Bridge on the River Kwai..

In 1959, he founded the Mount Kenya Safari Club and became partner of an African wildlife preserve, always trying to balance his screen work with his longstanding passion for animal rescue. However, Holden's erratic career after Kwai also led to more and more frequent bouts with the bottle, his drunkenness at one point resulting in a 1966 suspended sentence for vehicular manslaughter.

Holden made something of a comeback in the 1970s (The Wild Bunch, The Towering Inferno and, especially, Network, in which he essentially played a returned Joe Gillis turned bitter and rancid), but never quite returned tothe heights of popularity he had enjoyed in the 1950s.


On November 12, 1981, Holden was alone, drunk, in his apartment in Santa Monica, when he slipped on a rug, crashing to the floor and lacerating his head on a nearby night table. He was apparently conscious for another half hour after the fall, but either didn't - or couldn't - call for help. His body wasn't found until four days later.

Holden was only 63, but years of heavy drinking had weathered him so much that he looked like a man in his late 70s. As he'd directed, his body was cremated and his ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean. In his will, he left $50,000 dollars to the French actress Capucine, who had been his lover in the early 1960s.

I know I've told this story before, but since I hate to end on such a down note, here it is again: during the filming of Sunset Boulevard a friend of Holden's, knowing the actor's reputation as a ferocious cocksman (his conquests including, besides Stanwyck and Capucine, Lucille Ball, Shelly Winters, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Stefanie Powers, Grace Kelly, Dorothy Lamour and Susan Hayward), asked if he'd seduced his co-star Gloria Swanson. No, Holden admitted, he hadn't - only because he was too busy staying out of the clutches of Swanson's mother, who wanted to seduce him!


I hope you all have a wonderful day. Tomorrow, I'll tell you about the murky, suspicious and still unsolved death of screen goddess Natalie Wood.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 07:11 AM (zF6Iw)

37 13 -

I'm not going to read the article, but it would be tragically inaccurate to claim anti-depressants cause suicide. They don't. Suicidal people who are so depressed they can't even end their own lives, will sometimes get on a medication that gives them enough energy to actually go through with it.

Not the same thing.

And anyone on anti-depressants who had no intention of killing themselves will suddenly get the idea to do so. It's not unlike the gun debate. Guns don't CAUSE people to murder/suicide.


Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2012 07:11 AM (BeSEI)

38 Morning..

I got nothing... Except maybe some observations on the coming gun control battle.

The lefty blogs see the Newtown killings as their moment to grab America's gun and they are rabid at the thought of doing so. The retards ignore the fact that there are as couple hundred million guns in existence as of today in America, yet they still call for a complete ban.

They also seem to conveniently ignore the fact that most shootings are black on black violence in their inner cities with some of the most restrictive gun laws in place already... fucking retards.

To compare Newtown (and the theater shootings in Colorado, etc. etc.) to inner city violence compares apples to oranges.

I have no problem tracking gun ownership by the mentally ill, though it is highly problematic. But their answer is to take everyone's guns away.. ever the libtard mantra: we know better.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2012 07:12 AM (UTq/I)

39 37 -

NOT suddenly get the idea...


Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2012 07:12 AM (BeSEI)

40 They work for me, how about the rest of you folks?



If you can't get it to work the first goes to BB and the second to WaEx.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:14 AM (53z96)

41 "You can’t even use the prey that you kill with an assault rifle if you indeed do it."


Spoken by someone who has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. I guess he thinks firing a AR15 is the same as ripping away with a chain gun. Hell, the .223 round is almost the exact same diameter as a .22. It's just heavier with more powder behind it. There are hunting rifles that people use everyday that have more power behind them.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 18, 2012 07:17 AM (Gkhxf)

42 Was listening to Cain sitting in for Boortz and he had a good take on the shooting:

It was an evil act.

It was a violent act.

Our freedoms allow evil to happen and you cant stop it with laws.

You can limit the violence by being prepared.
shouts

He went on to make other points but I thought these where insightful.
Boy Scouts Motto: Be prepared. 9mm, 357, whatever, be prepared.


Posted by: sTevo at December 18, 2012 07:24 AM (VMcEw)

43 NBC says Richard Engel has been released after 5 days of being kidnapped and held in captivity in Syria.

Also, Richard Grenell says the death toll in Syria is now about 40,000.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 18, 2012 07:24 AM (GoIUi)

44 If the Guy from Hot Gas is "conflicted" then he should keep his mouth shut.



I am not conflicted at all. If they wish to regulate guns then change the Constitution. I think the MFM is more dangerous and I see no call to "regulate" it.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:25 AM (53z96)

45 There are hunting rifles that people use everyday that have more power behind them.


Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 18, 2012 07:17 AM (Gkhxf)

Yes, but these are fired by EVIL SEMI AUTOMATIC weapons. The most dangerous of all weapons./s

Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2012 07:25 AM (Q6u7O)

46 Yes, but these are fired by EVIL SEMI AUTOMATIC weapons. The most dangerous of all weapons./s


Posted by: Bruce at December 18, 2012 07:25 AM (Q6u7O)

Oh yeah, that's right. Plus the weapons are black which just adds to the evilness.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 18, 2012 07:27 AM (Gkhxf)

47 Even Cain is wrong:

Our freedoms allow evil to happen and you cant stop it with laws.


Our freedoms do not "allow" evil to happen. Look what happened when the Cheneyans too the school children in Russia. Evil happens everywhere in every country.


Laws of one form or another can not stop it. However one of those teachers in that school armed and bale to use it would have stopped this one or severely limited it.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:28 AM (53z96)

48 Chemo induced neuropathy. According to the oncologist there is nothing that can be done other than "time".
Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 07:51 AM (53z96)

Vic-I missed your answer yesterday, sorry about that.
I have three issues with my hands, arthritis, some syndrome I can't name and nerve damage from a bad neck. I can sympathize with your hands. I have trouble cutting things and they are very weak. They also get numb.

I had cancer ten years ago. I went through chemo and radiation. I did better than most according to my oncologist. She told me then that no matter what problem I have to call, they have something for everything.
Are you finished with chemo? I'll say a prayer for you.

I always enjoy what you write about this day in history.
Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 07:29 AM (z4WKX)

49 It would be written in crayon, right?


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:09 AM (sbV1u)


*raised eyebrow*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:30 AM (da5Wo)

50 Blaming autism makes as much sense as blaming guns. Of course, I would be more inclined to accept any discussion of autism if it were not the diagnosis of choice right now for any type of hey s/he's weird behavior.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Helping it burn. at December 18, 2012 07:32 AM (Gk3SS)

51 I hope you all have a wonderful day. Tomorrow, I'll
tell you about the murky, suspicious and still unsolved death of screen
goddess Natalie Wood.



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 07:11 AM (zF6Iw)

I thought they knew how she died. She fell overboard and drowned. I suspect alcohol was involved but out of respect they simply will not release that.

One thing to keep in mind about the ocean off the cost of CA, it is not like the East coast. It is COLD. If you get in without a wet suit you can not stay long before hypothermia sets in.

The East cast current runs from the South to the North, hence warm water. The West coast runs from the North South. I once waded out in the water in CA up near SF. It was too cold to even wade in.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:32 AM (53z96)

52 Hi golks. Havent read the comments yet but I just read an NBC article by M Isikoff from ten hrs ago saying the shooter was politically conservative.

Color me shocked that they reported that.

Going to pack for the reeducation camp now.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at December 18, 2012 07:33 AM (5H6zj)

53 Datechguy blog has a solution to school safety that does not cost much and won't infringe on gun rights:

http://tinyurl.com/cw5rv5j

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 18, 2012 07:33 AM (GoIUi)

54 She told me then that no matter what problem I have to call, they have something for everything.

Are you finished with chemo? I'll say a prayer for you.



I always enjoy what you write about this day in history.

Carol



Posted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 07:29 AM (z4WKX)

Thank you. Yes, I am through with chemo and hopefully one day soon this stuff will start going away. And I love writing about "this day in history". I am a big fan of history stuff.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:34 AM (53z96)

55 *raised eyebrow* Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:30 AM (da5Wo)

Present company excepted, of course!

She knows what a fuel injector is and where to find it.

But I challenge you to name the last Nobel Prize winner who was also a cheerleader.

Go on. I'll wait.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:37 AM (sbV1u)

56 But I challenge you to name the last Nobel Prize winner who was also a cheerleader.



I don't think I would be holding the Nobel Prize up to be some big thing for smartness. It has become more political than anything

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:39 AM (53z96)

57 But I challenge you to name the last Nobel Prize winner who was also a cheerleader.
Michael Mann.

No, wait...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 18, 2012 07:40 AM (B+qrE)

58 But I challenge you to name the last Nobel Prize winner who was also a cheerleader.

Go on. I'll wait.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:37 AM (sbV1u)


TFG won a Nobel Prize. Your point?
Cheerleaders are no different than any other cross section of society. Smart ones, dumb ones, etc. Hell, the Valedictorian and the Salutatorian of my high school were both cheerleaders.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:41 AM (da5Wo)

59 Sharp elbows = sharp mind.

http://is.gd/CEhWGe


Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:41 AM (53z96)

60 Vic-I'm glad you are done with chemo. I used to love chicken and since I had chemo ten years ago, I don't care for it as much. My oncologist told me then it could permanently change your appetite. That's the only thing that I can think of that is totally different. I have allergies now that I never had and tried to blame that but she told me that most people who never had them might get them as they get older. I can't remember when I started having allergies.

I love history too, but don't read as much as I used to. I can't hold books or an iPad in my hands. I have to sit at a table to read a book.
Such is life, we can't dwell on things we cant' change, I know what I can and can't do and know if I do something I will end up feeling worse than I usually do.
Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 07:43 AM (z4WKX)

61 I don't think I would be holding the Nobel Prize up to be some big thing for smartness. It has become more political than anything Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:39 AM (53z96)

Watson and Crick called to say, "Fuck you."

I think they're upset.

Nobels in the sciences have never been political. Only in "peace" and literature.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:44 AM (sbV1u)

62 My line from the New York Slimes article on the proposed fiscal cliff deal that would be over the top if it appeared in the Onion:

"To keep the country from returning to fiscal showdowns, Mr. Obama wants the government’s borrowing limit to rise high enough to take the issue off the table for two years, although he said that Congress could periodically weigh in and try to override a presidential lifting of the debt ceiling, should it want to. "

http://tinyurl.com/crw2b69

Posted by: jeannebodine at December 18, 2012 07:45 AM (x0dlI)

63 My oncologist told me then it could permanently change your appetite.


Different kinds of chemo effect different things. I did not get nausea and it has not effected my appetite. I quite smoking about 6 years ago and I am hungry all the time.


And if I had to quit reading it would kill me. I am sorry that it has forced you to reduce that.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:45 AM (53z96)

64 Cheerleaders are no different than any other cross section of society. Smart ones, dumb ones, etc. Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:41 AM (da5Wo)

Do you have some actual empirical data to back that up?

Stereotypes spring from somewhere you know.

Don't take it personally. I have a hard time seeing you with an airhead. I'm pretty sure Mrs. BC is much, much, smarter than the average bear.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:46 AM (sbV1u)

65 Do you have some actual empirical data to back that up?

Stereotypes spring from somewhere you know.

Don't
take it personally. I have a hard time seeing you with an airhead. I'm
pretty sure Mrs. BC is much, much, smarter than the average bear.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:46 AM (sbV1u)


Do you have any to back yours up? And if you start posting articles about NFL cheerleaders "behaving badly" it's really going to disappoint me. There are thousands upon thousands of cheerleaders in this country. Some of the smartest people I know are former cheerleaders. Doctors, nurses, business owners, etc.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:49 AM (da5Wo)

66 just reading a zero hedge post about antidepressants causing suicide and violence and the connectiontoschool shootings. scary stuff

Happy pills not making people happy? Moar pills!

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 18, 2012 07:51 AM (4BXGV)

67 CarolT, I think there are solutions for you so that you don't have to read at a table. One is at www.bookholder.com. They have a stand which will hold a book or laptop so you can sit in a regular chair or lie in bed and read.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 18, 2012 07:52 AM (GoIUi)

68 yay flamewar

Posted by: unclear on the concept at December 18, 2012 07:52 AM (WJDoR)

69 Some of the smartest people I know are former cheerleaders. Doctors, nurses, business owners, etc Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:49 AM (da5Wo)

Dude, my wife was a cheerleader - and a professional dancer. That's another occupation that no one thinks has any brains. She's was also pre-med and is now 1,000 internship hours away from her PhD, dissertation completed. I get it.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:52 AM (sbV1u)

70 Wasn't Zero Hedge one of those places where the "cat lady" loved to hang out and quote?

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:52 AM (53z96)

71 I would feel a whole lot better if every article didn't depict it as though Obama and Boehmer were negotiating in a vacuum. It pisses me off that Reps paid so little mind to our concerns as to send him in to speak for us.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 07:54 AM (piMMO)

72 Wasn't Zero Hedge one of those places where the "cat lady" loved to hang out and quote? Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:52 AM (53z96)


Yes.

Quote incorrectly I might add.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 07:54 AM (sbV1u)

73 ::::Cheerleaders are no different than any other cross section of society.::::

That's absurd.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff's penis at December 18, 2012 07:54 AM (JDIKC)

74 I thought they knew how she died. She fell overboard and drowned. I suspect alcohol was involved but out of respect they simply will not release that.

They know how - drowning - but not why. Booze was involved, as Wood had a BAC of .14, I believe. The mystery comes from the bruises the coroner noted on her face and arms as well as the testimony of various people around Catalina Bay at the time that they heard Wood shouting for help whe both Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken testified they heard nothing.

The case was reopened this year when the captain of the yacht claimed Wagner beat up Wood and threw her overboard - apparently, a real or suspected affair with Walken was the cause -to let her drown. Apparently there is some "new" audio that contradicts the official story, but what it is I do not know.

Apologies for any inaccuracies above - I'm typing from work and don't have all of my sources at hand.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 07:55 AM (zF6Iw)

75 I'm going to call b.s. on the cheerleader thing.

I'm sure some of them are very smart.

Some.

Please leave it at that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2012 07:56 AM (BeSEI)

76 2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Tuesday, December 18, 2012. On this day in 1944 the Supreme Court upheld the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans. Something we had a lot f discussion about yesterday.

.....

I missed conversation but I bet it was robust.

I still can't get my head around the internment camps.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 07:56 AM (piMMO)

77 And if I had to quit reading it would kill me. I am sorry that it has forced you to reduce that.
Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 07:45 AM (53z96)

Vic-Chemo did not hurt my hands, I am a chronic pain patient and have been since 1999. It started with someone rear ending me and taking off. One doctor told me that my 1995 BMW saved my life because it is such a strong car. It 's my neck that affected my hands, not chemo. Over the years my hands and neck have only gotten worse. I will spare you the details. There is no up in my case, it gets worse every year. I still work though and plan to at least for the next five years until I pay for the 2012 BMW I bought last year. I had the 1995 for 16 1/2 years and wanted a good strong car.


Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 07:56 AM (z4WKX)

78 My wife is really ramping up on her comments that it's time for her to get over her fear of guns, and learn to shoot.

That is not a decision that I can force her to make, as her fear of them is deeply rooted in events from her past.
But, if she feels she is ready, it's off to the range we go!



Have your wife call my wife. She has similar reservations about guns. I want one. But I wouldn't dare.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 07:58 AM (I2LwF)

79
73
::::Cheerleaders are no different than any other cross section of society.::::



That's absurd.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff's penis at December 18, 2012 07:54 AM (JDIKC)


Noted. Allow me to rephrase.

Cheerleaders are no different than any other cross section of society when it comes to intelligence.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:58 AM (da5Wo)

80 Hi fellow bytes

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 07:59 AM (bxLDB)

81
the "All told, Obama’s latest offer calls for about $2.15trillion in savings."
bs


Why not just report that Obama wants 500000000000
gazillion in savings and a unicorn?


It’s like Obama’s promise that his health care
law would save money. It’s the opposite. Now everyone is paying much more.


Posted by: Fresh at December 18, 2012 08:00 AM (O7ksG)

82 Flame war, where

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:00 AM (uFY4s)

83 53 Datechguy blog has a solution to school safety that does not cost much and won't infringe on gun rights:

http://tinyurl.com/cw5rv5j
Posted by: Miss Marple at December 18, 2012 07:33 AM (GoIUi)
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I suspect the insurance would be extremely costly unless the guards become licensed as per state laws. That said, the idea of a professional *armed* guard at every K-12 sounds much more like a step in the right direction than letting the die-hard progs put our collective head in the sand until the next murderous loser comes along.

Posted by: Not Ready To Unsock at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (BgIBZ)

84 I dropped into the Fort Belvoir PX yesterday and wandered into the Firearms section. I asked the manager if he'd been busy lately.

He gave that weary look that said, "Brother, you don't know the half of it."

He said it's been non-stop, 4 people deep in line constantly every hour they are open. Said it's been worse since Connecticut.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (sbV1u)

85

If Clinton era tax hikes are so amazing –
we should just go over the cliff and return to them. ALL of them.

Posted by: Fresh at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (O7ksG)

86 I like flame warsabout social issues/sarc

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (gtUPD)

87 Cheerleaders are no different than any other cross section of society when it comes to intelligence.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 07:58 AM

When you add up the Journalism, Liberal Arts and Women's Studies majors you will see cheerleaders are an oasis of brain power in the college system.

Posted by: Dept of Accuracy at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (+I8Mq)

88 MPPP, going to talk about Natalie Wood and the movie Brainstorm?

And I never thought William Holden would be treated like Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:03 AM (QdVWw)

89 Thanks for the news and kitteh vic

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:03 AM (PEUhZ)

90
84
I dropped into the Fort Belvoir PX yesterday and wandered into the
Firearms section. I asked the manager if he'd been busy lately.

He gave that weary look that said, "Brother, you don't know the half of it."

He said it's been non-stop, 4 people deep in line constantly every hour they are open. Said it's been worse since Connecticut.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (sbV1u)


I swung by my local Gander Mountain yesterday. (Struck out btw) It wasn't "packed" but it was def busier than the other times I've been in there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:03 AM (da5Wo)

91 Bloomberg sucks

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:03 AM (PEUhZ)

92
The Teacher's Unions in South Bend, Indiana have figgered' a way out of waiting for a doctor in the Obamacare World....build their own clinics!
http://tinyurl.com/cz66olc

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 18, 2012 08:04 AM (1+QgF)

93 If Clinton era tax hikes are so amazing – we should just go over the cliff and return to them. ALL of them. Posted by: Fresh at December 18, 2012 08:01 AM (O7ksG)

They always leave about the part about how the Clinton era budgets were also about 20% smaller than today and that he had an up economy and relatively low unemployment.

Economics. How does it fuckin' work?

If you point this out to a liberal you first get the stunned mackerel look, then silence, then "Yeah! But....", and then you get called a name.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 08:04 AM (sbV1u)

94 Hi BCochran1981

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:04 AM (PEUhZ)

95 went to the very new local gun store yesterday at 2pm....the place was PACKED

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 18, 2012 08:05 AM (GVxQo)

96 Morning PG. So did you get what you were shopping for?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:05 AM (QdVWw)

97 One is at www.bookholder.com. They have a stand which will hold a book or laptop so you can sit in a regular chair or lie in bed and read.
Posted by: Miss Marple at December 18, 2012 07:52 AM (GoIUi)


Thank you, Miss Marple. I will check type in website and check it out tonight when I come home from work. Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 08:06 AM (z4WKX)

98 I swung by my local Gander Mountain yesterday. (Struck out btw) It wasn't "packed" but it was def busier than the other times I've been in there.Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:03 AM (da5Wo)

I think it's time to break down and add an M-4 to the collection.

I miss mine.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 08:06 AM (sbV1u)

99 I still can't get my head around the internment camps.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 07:56 AM (piMMO)

My position was related to MM's book "In Defense of Internment". It was both necessary and not as bad as the liberals make it out to be.
If your local library has that book I urge you to read it.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:07 AM (53z96)

100 Obama wants a plunged up his butt

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:07 AM (PEUhZ)

101 Economics. How does it fuckin' work?

If
you point this out to a liberal you first get the stunned mackerel
look, then silence, then "Yeah! But....", and then you get called a
name.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 18, 2012 08:04 AM (sbV1u)



That's pretty much the standard LIB response to any logical statement made by a conservative.




Headed to grab some grab. See you Morons in a few.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:07 AM (da5Wo)

102 66 just reading a zero hedge post about antidepressants causing suicide and violence and the connectiontoschool shootings. scary stuff

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 18, 2012 07:51 AM (4BXGV)
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That's the popular consensus in much of the alternative media. It's easy to see how there could be a correlation between acts of violence committed by the mentally ill and medication used to treat the mentally ill. Establishing causation, however, is a tricky beast.

Posted by: Not Ready To Unsock at December 18, 2012 08:07 AM (BgIBZ)

103 I have now bought presents for my parents

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:09 AM (EjAHw)

104 I am a firm believer that there is something weird with anti-depressants. My sister in law went from supermom of three to a de facto teenager who got caught canoodling with another man not once but twice. She and my wife's brother have been divorced for a year and now that she's off the SSRI's she's back to her previous self and trying to get back with her ex. Unfortunately she pretty much detonated that bridge with her behavior before during and after; wife's bro is dating and being a great single dad and not going to take one step back into that mess. There are tons of similar anecdotes out there.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at December 18, 2012 08:09 AM (KvKOu)

105 >>>On this day in 1944 the Supreme Court upheld the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans.

Still the strongest argument for the imposition of Obamacare based on precedent of Federal powers

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 18, 2012 08:10 AM (3ZtZW)

106 Still the strongest argument for the imposition of Obamacare based on precedent of Federal powers

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 18, 2012 08:10 AM (3ZtZW)

If it had been I am sure Roberts would have referenced it instead of "its a tax". In actuality, IIANM, this ruling is where the "the Constitution is not a suicide pact" came from.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:12 AM (53z96)

107 *tumbleweeds*

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 18, 2012 08:12 AM (3ZtZW)

108 i would have thought this would be celebrated.....the left are such hypocrites

http://tinyurl.com/d3sp4h9

Michelle Obama played by TRANSGENDER model: US magazine appoints alternative ‘first lady’ and asks when black transsexual will be in White House

from the dailymailuk

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 18, 2012 08:12 AM (GVxQo)

109 When you add up the Journalism, Liberal Arts and Women's Studies majors
you will see cheerleaders are an oasis of brain power in the college
system.


But they're all expert auto mechanics! *lol*



Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 18, 2012 08:13 AM (hO8IJ)

110 My position was related to MM's book "In Defense of Internment". It was both necessary and not as bad as the liberals make it out to be.
If your local library has that book I urge you to read it.

....

It may have been a necessary evil, but it's difficult to imagine having to make such a decision.

I suspect that, today, it would never even be discussed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:13 AM (piMMO)

111 Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 18, 2012 08:12 AM (GVxQo)



So the cockroaches are already pushing the Wookie for 2016.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:14 AM (53z96)

112 Vic - It actually is, in the sense of how the Feds can force people to do a particular action, such as buy a product. Its not an argument they would like to hang their hat on though. Wonder why.

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 18, 2012 08:14 AM (3ZtZW)

113 I am seeing gun control whit in my local rag, the Lincoln journalstar

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:15 AM (2fIKN)

114
She had booze & at least two drugs that would have had a synergistic effect on the booze. It was a big boat, it was winter, & I would be surprised if they could hear her. If someone truly did hear her, how come they didn't sound the alarm?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 08:15 AM (jWwDJ)

115 MPPP, going to talk about Natalie Wood and the movie Brainstorm?

Wasn't planning to, no. I've never seen the movie (frankly, that sort of SF/ mind control / alternate reality plotline isn't appealing to me) and I've never been particularly enamored of Wood. Though if she was having an affair with Walken, it was probably during that time. Despite her marriages to Wagner, Wood was always a lonely, searching person; it probably didn't help her emotional development that she had affairs with both James Dean and director Nicholas Ray in Rebel Without A Cause.

Actually, since Vic brought up Wood's drowning, I've basically covered most of what I would have said already, so I'll have a different story tomorrow.

And as far as The Graduate - is that a joke I don't get? I've seen the movie twice and hated it both times. William Daniels is the only reason the thing is watchable, IMHO (btw, I'm friends with the son of Graduateco-writer Calder Willingham).

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:15 AM (zF6Iw)

116 Anyway, I missed all of Monday and the wee hours of Tuesday due to a passing illness. I had fever chills and I dreamt things that are better left unsaid about a certain world leader.


This Day In History is also my favorite Vic bit every morning.


btw my kids are 8 and 10 and they attend a school that is similar to Newtown in many respects, including in terms of security.

My son reports that there were two cruisers and two uniformed officers there all day yesterday. What are the chances they will be around today?

I asked him whether, in his opinion, some or all of the teachers should carry guns to protect the students. He said he didn't think that would be right, since the teachers have enough to think about already.

I hope I'm not raising a boy who fears guns, but I think he does.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 08:15 AM (I2LwF)

117 I suspect that, today, it would never even be discussed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:13 AM (piMMO)

Probably not.\
BTW, it wasn't just Japanese who were interred. They had camps for Italians and Germans as well. But you never hear about those.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:16 AM (53z96)

118 NDH, in 1942 the US thought it was needed.

The first residents at Manzanar did arrive until March 1942 and they volunteered. The evacuation at the time was merely suggested. Only later did it become mandatory.

By March 1942 the Japanese had hit from Pearl Harbor to Ceylon in the Indian Ocean. Wake Island had fallen. So had Singapore. Dutch East Indies were falling under Japanese occupation.

Also on Dec 7th, 1941 a Nisei on the island of Nihau in the Hawai'ian chain had tried to assist a shot-down A6M-2 pilot in conquering the island. The other islanders fought back and stopped them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:16 AM (QdVWw)

119 Oh, and thanks, Vic, for the book recommendation. I had wanted to read it when first published and then it slipped off the radar somehow.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:17 AM (piMMO)

120 Michelle Obama played by TRANSGENDER model: US magazine appoints
alternative ‘first lady’ and asks when black transsexual will be in
White House


Oh, I think we have some black transsexuals in the WH already.

No one would ever mistake Ms. Fleming for FKOTUS, though. She's too pretty, and not scowling at the camera b/c she's not pissed at having to pretend she doesn't hate us all.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 18, 2012 08:17 AM (hO8IJ)

121 John Boehner is a drunken spineless failure.

Third party now!

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 18, 2012 08:18 AM (Hw3Gh)

122 Shit. Damnit

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:18 AM (bsSZD)

123 MPPP. your talk of Swanson's mom going after Holden made me think of The Graduate.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:18 AM (QdVWw)

124 Clinton's 2000 budget was $1.9T. Today's budget, if we had one, would be around $3.7-$3.8T. So his budgets were actually half of today's budget.

I would be cool with Clinton tax rates if it meant Clinton spending.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 08:19 AM (I2LwF)

125 Transexuals are creepy

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:19 AM (bsSZD)

126 It's a black boxed warning label BurtTC

Antidepressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in
children, teens, and young adults. Suicide is a known risk of depression
and some other psychiatric disorders. Call your doctor right away or
seek emergency help if you have new or worsening depression symptoms;
unusual changes in behavior, such as agitation, irritability,
impulsivity, or restlessness; or thoughts of suicide. Be especially
observant within the first few months of treatment or after a change in
dose. Approved only for adults 18 and over.



Posted by: DaveA at December 18, 2012 08:19 AM (Xefrb)

127 >>>Unfortunately she pretty much detonated that bridge with her behavior before during and after; wife's bro is dating and being a great single dad and not going to take one step back into that mess. There are tons of similar anecdotes out there.
Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji

I think you're right. They may alleviate depression but they also can lead to other self destructive behaviors.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 08:19 AM (jWwDJ)

128 So they are suggesting that Ru Paul run for President? Well Ru would be more manly than current resident.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:20 AM (QdVWw)

129 Obama needs a Maine surprise

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:20 AM (bsSZD)

130 No more Ron paul

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:22 AM (bsSZD)

131 No more Ron paul


****

Bring on Teh Rand!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:23 AM (piMMO)

132 But the way out of this is Clinton spending coupled with LOWER marginal rates.

The ideal rate of taxation to maximize revenue is about 19% by my calculations.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 08:23 AM (I2LwF)

133 Everyone, have a good day. I'm going to get ready to go to work.
Carol

Posted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 08:24 AM (z4WKX)

134 Probably not.\
BTW, it wasn't just Japanese who were interred. They had camps for Italians and Germans as well. But you never hear about those.


****

You're right. You don't.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:24 AM (piMMO)

135 Arguing for a rate higher than 19% on earned income is completely punitive.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 08:24 AM (I2LwF)

136 Rand Paul better than Ron Paul but still a little to much crazy

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:25 AM (S9fwH)

137 Suicide is not homicide. The black box warns of SELF destructive behaviors.

Posted by: Museisluse at December 18, 2012 08:25 AM (SsWgR)

138 or.. we don't

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:25 AM (piMMO)

139




DAY 42

1,418 to go


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




Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:25 AM (XkWWK)

140 The interment case was Korematsu V. United States


http://is.gd/btCM9h


But alas, it was not the one for "the Constitution is not a suicide pact" quote.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:26 AM (53z96)

141 Among the items in the healthcare law that irk Chumley are the individual health insurance mandate, "the establishment of 150 or so more agencies," "the addition of many thousand new IRS agents," and "home visits to come out and see how you're living."

Hide the smokes, the booze and the bon-bons! ...and I will slap the shit out of any libtard that starts bitching about their new mandated goverment-approved lifestyle.

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:26 AM (9ScGj)

142 @123 - ah, got it, Anna, thanks. As it turns out, Mama Swanson was so enthralled by Holden that she invested heavily in his next movie, which was Stalag 17. "Made a lot of money for that old bat," Holden later said.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:27 AM (zF6Iw)

143 Hey, has anyone
else noticed the racism/classism in the "ban guns!" response? Poor black
kids have been getting shot every week for decades in "gun-free"
cities..their schools are unsafe...many of their schools have armed
guards and metal detectors to protect students and teachers from other
students...and no one in the SOMETHING MUST BE DONE NOW clique gave a shit.

But as soon as some white kids from an exurb got hurt--by a rich white kid--OMG WE MUST DO SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY, EVEN IF IT'S SOMETHING STUPID.

Related headline: Rich white "mom" in super-safe exurb wants to turn the city of Indianapolis into Chicago "for the children"
http://t.co/4aPiZURS

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 18, 2012 08:27 AM (hO8IJ)

144 Here are the locations of the German-American internment camps.

http://www.gaic.info/internment_camp.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:27 AM (QdVWw)

145 Zero Hedge is one of the stupidest places I could think of to go for accurate information on the benefits and risks of antidepressant use. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff's at December 18, 2012 08:27 AM (JDIKC)

146 By the way, the argument about whether we would dare interr a certain demographic of people during a current war is moot. Young muslim makes have never been given consideration for interrment. Liberals don't even want to hold those already guilty, as evidenced by their hatred of Club Gitmo.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 08:28 AM (I2LwF)

147 Obama has two types of reactions to crisis.

1. If crisis will hurt him or his policies politically he ignores and lies about the crisis even when people he is directly responsible for die as a consequence. For evidence please see Benghazi.

2. If the crisis supports him or his policies politically he will make great hay. For evidence see recent school shooting.

Posted by: ALL_IS_LOST at December 18, 2012 08:29 AM (T/L2Z)

148
I see a lot of people allowing their toddlers to play with an IPad. Aren't those things expensive & breakable?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 08:31 AM (jWwDJ)

149 36 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 07:11 AM (zF6Iw)


Late to the party this morning. Ah, William Holden (hint, hint). One of my faves, obviously. Sheesh, Gloria Swanson in that film looked like Nancy Pelosi wearing a Rosa DeLauro mask. But her MOTHER???!!!!

Ouch!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:31 AM (XkWWK)

150 Suicide is not homicide. The black box warns of SELF destructive behaviors.

*****

Anti-depressants can have some nasty side effects, but the newer generations of drugs continue to improve upon those.

One thing I have learned NOT to do, is read the labels or pamphlets for anything more than can I take with food because every potential side effect is listed in the warnings. Now, if I have what I think might be a side effect, I look it up specifically.

Presently I am taking Abilify and the difference between it and Zoloft have been huge with regard to both effectiveness and side effects. I'm no longer in that constant state where I feel anesthetized and the benefits kicked in within two weeks, as opposed to months with the Zoloft.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:31 AM (piMMO)

151 I found the phrase. Of course it was used against a ruling supporting a "right wing hate monger".


Justice Robert Jackson was the first to use the phrase "suicide pact" - in his dissent in the 1949 case of Terminiello v. Chicago. His initial usage was also, to my knowledge, the first and only anti-civil liberties judicial usage of the maxim.


I gather that the petitioner was a member of a racist organization that was opposed to blacks in Chicago. How that become "right wing" I don't know.



Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:32 AM (53z96)

152 142 @123 - ah, got it, Anna, thanks. As it turns out, Mama Swanson was so enthralled by Holden that she invested heavily in his next movie, which was Stalag 17. "Made a lot of money for that old bat," Holden later said.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:27 AM (zF6Iw)


Okay. I fucked her.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:32 AM (XkWWK)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 08:33 AM (/eBe8)

154 Conservatives were AGAINST the internment camps. It's those freedom-loving Progressives that were FOR them.

I always thought that if Wagner didn't push her in, he made NO attempt to save her.

Posted by: Al at December 18, 2012 08:33 AM (V70Uh)

155 Stalag 17 is one of the great movies. Holden's character is a quintessential American looking out for number one.

Over in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines the Japanese proved again what monsters they were. The Japanese were loading up a Maru with war material and POWs for Japan. These US Army officers, after being locked in the hold for over a day as raw materials were being loaded, started to go crazy due to heat and kill each other.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:34 AM (QdVWw)

156 DAY 42

1,418 to go


****

I am beyond blown away by the fact that we still have FOUR MORE YEARS! of this shit,

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:34 AM (piMMO)

157 Late to the party this morning. Ah, William Holden (hint, hint). One of my faves, obviously. Sheesh, Gloria Swanson in that film looked like Nancy Pelosi wearing a Rosa DeLauro mask. But her MOTHER???!!!! Ouch!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:31 AM (XkWWK)


OK, J.J., let me give you a little palate cleanser - near the end of his life, Holden said one of his best memories was watching Audrey Hepburn and Capucine in bed together before they asked him to jon them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:35 AM (zF6Iw)

158 I always thought that if Wagner didn't push her in, he made NO attempt to save her.

****

Wasn't he fighting with Walken that evening? Didn't he accuse him of having an affair with her?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:35 AM (piMMO)

159 That zionville woken is nuts

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:35 AM (99Wyj)

160 NDH, I covered that Walken / Wagner bit above.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:36 AM (zF6Iw)

161 157 OK, J.J., let me give you a little palate cleanser - near the end of his life, Holden said one of his best memories was watching Audrey Hepburn and Capucine in bed together before they asked him to jon them.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:35 AM (zF6Iw)

What a vision. I think I just came in my mouth a little.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:36 AM (XkWWK)

162 156 I am beyond blown away by the fact that we still have FOUR MORE YEARS! of this shit,
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:34 AM (piMMO)

Meh. It'll be over before you know it.

Sheesh, now how's that for a double-entendre?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:38 AM (XkWWK)

163 Shit.

I have a two-hour phone interview with Alsup this morning.

I was placed on disability a few months ago and now the LTD insurance company requires that I apply for SSDI so they will be paying less out of pocket each month.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:38 AM (piMMO)

164 NDH, I covered that Walken / Wagner bit above.

****

Thanks. I'll scroll back up to it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:39 AM (piMMO)

165 Women

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:39 AM (99Wyj)

166 From The Daily Mail UK. Lost WWII Soviet sub S-6 has apparently been found in the Baltic. Looks like it hit mines.
http://tinyurl.com/d9vzphz

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:39 AM (QdVWw)

167 >>Hey, has anyone else noticed the racism/classism in the "ban guns!" response? Poor black kids have been getting shot every week for decades in "gun-free" cities

And yet, to quote a good piece from AllahP. (http://tinyurl.com/bl89muu):

>>But look. With this issue even more so than with other issues, a huge part of the stubbornness and vitriol comes from cultural divisions and suspicions about the other side’s motives, not from policy disagreements. I understand the left’s point about high-capacity magazines; banning them might very well drop the death toll at some of these horrors. It’s not crazy to think so. The best counterargument is the slippery-slope argument and I’ve never thought much of slippery-slope arguments outside the free-speech context. The truth, though, is that I don’t trust them and find the media groupthink on this subject endlessly irritating. It takes a lot to get a New Yorker to stick up for rural America, but their disdain for “gun culture” is often transparently a function of their disdain for rural culture. The One’s condescending bitter-clinger remarks were a classic expression of it.

It's the rural bitter clingers who have the gun culture that is teh evil and somehow responsible for the urban deaths.

Cognative dissonance: it's what for breakfast.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 08:39 AM (SUKHu)

168 Will someone please slap the shit out of Bonehead for giving away the store, surrendering congressional oversight of debt as required by the Constitution, and then having the balls to come back to us claiming cutting 200 billion out of a 1.4 trillion violent prison fuck is a "victory"?

Really? This guy is the Speaker of the House and no one is going to challenge him?

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at December 18, 2012 08:39 AM (KCvsd)

169 Democrap commie Senator is pleased he added $200M worth of pork to the Sandy bill…….for AK. The House needs to kill this bill.

Okay, with all due respect to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, why is the rest of the country on the hook for the cleanup? FTR, I ask this same question about other hurricanes as well as tornadoes, floods, etc, but even "charity" doesn't really work here.

New Orleans, except for some pockets, is relatively poor. The whole South is, really. So I can see the argument that says people in LA, or MS, or GA or wherever need help getting back on their feet after a disaster. I think it's complete hokum, but I can see it.

The Northeastern Seaboard (New Jersey, New York City, etc.) has more concentrated wealth than just about any other area in the country.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 08:40 AM (/eBe8)

170 157 OK, J.J., let me give you a little palate cleanser - near the end
of his life, Holden said one of his best memories was watching Audrey
Hepburn and Capucine in bed together before they asked him to jon them.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:35 AM (zF6Iw)




You're just screwing with us, aren't you?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:40 AM (da5Wo)

171 Mr. Piercing, do you know anything about that Hitchcock movie? Would be nice if it was good...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 08:41 AM (SUKHu)

172 they attend a school that is similar to Newtown in many respects, including in terms of security.

Someone I know said they had multiple police cruiser trips through the school parking lot yesterday, first time this year. Last year they made an almost weekly stop and stroll through the school at least once a week.

Interesting thing I heard from one of the witnesses at Newtown was as soon as the freak heard police sirens he 'offed' himself. Maybe the schools need to install their own siren systems that sound like police cruisers. Something to think about and wouldn't cost a lot of money. The school I'm familiar with uses a coded message to indicate lock-down mode. I think a siren would be more effective. Make the freak piss his pants.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 18, 2012 08:41 AM (feFL6)

173 You're just screwing with us, aren't you?

****

He must be because we all know Audrey Hepburn was pure as the driven snow.

Her publicists said so.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:42 AM (piMMO)

174 Nnnnnnnnnnnnn

Posted by: alex at December 18, 2012 08:42 AM (FVEhm)

175 Always wondered if it was easier for female stars from the 40s and 50s to walk around in public when they didn't want to be noticed. Folks do look different in black & white and Hollywood did tend to shoot their females with extremely soft lenses...or a 1/2 inch of vaseline covering the lens.

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:42 AM (9ScGj)

176 Audrey Hepburn sings 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from My Fair Lady.
http://youtu.be/SDUaPgAcfb0

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:42 AM (QdVWw)

177 170 You're just screwing with us, aren't you?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:40 AM (da5Wo)


I think it was Holden who was doing the screwing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:43 AM (XkWWK)

178 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:42 AM (QdVWw)



Marni Nixon??? I had always thought it was Julie Andrews who they dubbed in for that song as well as the others.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:45 AM (53z96)

179 He must be because we all know Audrey Hepburn was pure as the driven snow.



Her publicists said so.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:42 AM (piMMO)


Just like Jessica Simpson.

Btw, I am stunned there's never been a Enquirer or other trash rag piece hinting at an....inappropriate relationship...with her and a certain family member. Cause that dude is creepy as all hell when it comes to his daughters.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:45 AM (da5Wo)

180
Can you imagine the hell it must be living with the Kardashians? All day long yap yap yap about their hair & their makeup & their clothes. And that's just the men...

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 08:45 AM (jWwDJ)

181 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:31 AM (XkWWK)
___
Hey you can't blame a girl for trying. Holden circa 1950 was a prime cut of beef.

Posted by: kallisto at December 18, 2012 08:45 AM (jm/9g)

182 We have to fight the left’s false premise that we have to choose between gun rights and public safety. We can have both because responsible gun ownership enhances public safety. Responsible gun owners with CCW or open carry have the capacity to stop mass killings before they happen; or at least before they become mass. A trained and armed teacher or school volunteer could have stopped Adam Lanza before he even got to a classroom.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at December 18, 2012 08:46 AM (QXlbZ)

183 I love history too, but don't read as much as I used to. I can't hold books or an iPad in my hands. I have to sit at a table to read a book.
Such is life, we can't dwell on things we cant' change, I know what I can and can't do and know if I do something I will end up feeling worse than I usually do.
CarolPosted by: CarolT at December 18, 2012 07:43 AM (z4WKX)Carol, there may be a solution here. If you use an iPad, Kindle or the like for reading, there are a number of items on sites like Amazon and elsewhere that can function as mounts for such devices. One item I saw was basically a microphone stand with an adapter you can put your iPad or Kindle in. You can be sitting or laying in bed, have the device at a comfortable reading distance without actually having to hold the thing in your hands. I'm sure a further bit of digging on the net will provide other workable options to help you around this difficulty.

Posted by: Cave Bear at December 18, 2012 08:47 AM (NKoXJ)

184 The solution to school shootings is simple. All administrators and teachers carry concealed weapons and are trained to use appropriately. Schools, colleges and universities are sitting ducks for crazies because they are large populations that are forbidden to have weapons on hand, even in their vehicles. Crazies know this. They are a microcosm of what happens if we were forced as a society to give up arms.

I said simple, not easy. The hard thing is said teachers and administrators are for the most part dyed in the wool lib-tards.

Posted by: small town girl at December 18, 2012 08:47 AM (F3WsD)

185 @180

I heard the Connecticut shooter lived with the Kardashians.

...Too soon?

Posted by: JDTAY at December 18, 2012 08:48 AM (a0nis)

186 171
and they never lie

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:48 AM (o9XXz)

187 "Holden circa 1950 was a prime cut of beef."

...I've heard the exact same comment about Vic!

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:48 AM (9ScGj)

188 You're just screwing with us, aren't you?

Says the man with a harem of cheerleaders at his back and call. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:49 AM (zF6Iw)

189 On Twitter, Tammy Bruce has a pic of a baby Ewok and phoenixgirl is talking about sperm length.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 08:50 AM (SUKHu)

190 "Holden circa 1950 was a prime cut of beef." ...I've heard the exact same comment about Vic!
Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:48 AM (9ScGj)


Yeah, but with Vic it was 1850.

I KEED!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 08:51 AM (4df7R)

191 Okay, with all due respect to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, why is the rest of the country on the hook for the cleanup? FTR, I ask this same question about other hurricanes as well as tornadoes, floods, etc, but even "charity" doesn't really work here.


****

Christie tweeted last week that with the aid package not only would they restore and rebuild, but would improve upon what they had before the storm.

…that will enable our states to recover, repair, & rebuild better and stronger than before.

I tweeted out to ask why we are paying for anything beyond "repair" and "restore".

WTF would we be making anything better than what it was?

His tweets went on:

This package also includes funding to invest in essential mitigation & prevention efforts that'll protect our region against future storms.

"Prevention efforts"?

WTF are they going to do? Are they going to move people off the barrier islands because, you know, that's the only thing that will "prevent" any damage from a storm.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:51 AM (piMMO)

192 When news dump

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:51 AM (o9XXz)

193
189
On Twitter, Tammy Bruce has a pic of a baby Ewok and phoenixgirl is talking about sperm length.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 08:50 AM (SUKHu)



So they've turned Twitter into the ONT?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:51 AM (da5Wo)

194 Mornin' all.

Posted by: Mainah at December 18, 2012 08:52 AM (659DL)

195 >>I once waded out in the water in CA up near SF. It was too cold to even wade in.

Ah yes, favorite beach activity 'round those parts: watching the tourists and newcomers jump into the water and leap out again.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 08:52 AM (SUKHu)

196 191 they will make barrier barrier islands

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:52 AM (o9XXz)

197 Posted by: small town girl at December 18, 2012 08:47 AM (F3WsD)

You wouldn't even have to arm them all...just a dozen or so "randomly" aroimd the campus. That's why CCW states are so much safer...you never know who's packing.

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:53 AM (9ScGj)

198 Spermatozoa is almost universally the sa.e sizes no matter what species produced it. Bear spermatozoa, camel sperm, human spermatozoa, it looks all the same

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:54 AM (HHi7F)

199 Our new pest is like a cross between catpiss and soothsayer.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 18, 2012 08:55 AM (XfTMw)

200 Marni Nixon??? I had always thought it was Julie Andrews who they dubbed in for that song as well as the others.


Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 08:45 AM


IIRC, Marni Nixon did all Hepburn's singing for the "My Fair Lady" movie.

Only saw the movie once, though. Never liked musicals on film, and still don't.

Except, that is, for "200 Motels."

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 18, 2012 08:55 AM (yKUrR)

201 My only qualm with permitting teachers to carry in class is the students. Not because I think the teacher will shoot the students, but because I guarantee - GUARANTEE - some idiot student will steal his or her teacher's gun and either shoot him/herself or shoot someone else. The more teachers who are armed, the higher the possibility this would happen. Then we'd go through the WHOLE argument again.

I'm all for arming faculty and staff, but you've got to make sure the people you're arming are even more responsible than your average gun owner, because they're going to be surrounded by irresponsible idiots (ie, kids).

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 08:55 AM (4df7R)

202 This educational message is brought to you by obama is dumb, remember, obama is dumb

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:56 AM (HHi7F)

203
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 18, 2012 08:51 AM (piMMO)




Said the victim to the thief....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 18, 2012 08:56 AM (1+QgF)

204
199
Our new pest is like a cross between catpiss and soothsayer.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 18, 2012 08:55 AM (XfTMw)



Diet Mountain Dew all over my screen. Thanks.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:56 AM (da5Wo)

205 Camel sperm length...just never know what you'll learn around here.

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:57 AM (9ScGj)

206 198 Spermatozoa is almost universally the sa.e sizes no matter what species produced it. Bear spermatozoa, camel sperm, human spermatozoa, it looks all the same
Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:54 AM (HHi7F)


Oh, come come now...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:57 AM (XkWWK)

207 Oh, come come now...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:57 AM (XkWWK)


ISWYDT.

I love this place.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 08:57 AM (4df7R)

208 Wait, I have ranging kp address, why is that..?

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:57 AM (HHi7F)

209 Yes Marni Nixon dubbed Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Just like she dubbed for Natalie Wood in West Side Story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 08:57 AM (QdVWw)

210 187 "Holden circa 1950 was a prime cut of beef."

...I've heard the exact same comment about Vic!
Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 08:48 AM (9ScGj)


But in Vic's case, they're talking about the 1850's.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 08:58 AM (I2LwF)

211 Mama, I'm told Hitchcock is pretty lousy, both in character work and in writing; for instance, when Hitch tells his wife how much she means to him, she says something along the lines of "I've waited 40 years to hear that," to which he responds - really! - "That's why they call me the master of suspense." Yeah, I think I'll pass.FWIW, The Girl, an HBO movie with Toby Jones as the director, is said to be much better.

Here's a story - at a Hollywood party, a valet was being briefed on how to pronounce the names of certain guests - "now, Deborah Kerr is pronounced 'car,' not 'krrr.'" - but he got so nervous not wanting to screw up that when a car for Hitch pulled up, he called out, "Alfred Hitchcar, your cock is ready."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 08:58 AM (zF6Iw)

212 Speaking of sperm...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (XkWWK)

213 Your spark is the same size as a hamsters, who incedently have the cutest little dicks

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (b0tJj)

214 Depressed people die form all sorts of things. Antidepressants are often involved in these deaths but not often the cause. As someone said above, the meds can give a person enough energy to carry out their suicide. Black Box warnings? Ask your Dr what he or she thinks of them. They are often "lawyer medicine" written to create a defense for 1-800-SCREW-A-PHARMA.
Ultimately, you are your own medical consultant. Educate yourself accordingly. The first rule is: "Never take medical advice from a learned journal you can buy in a supermarket checkout line." The second: "Never take medical advice from a journalist."

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (6H6FZ)

215 WTF are they going to do? Are they going to move people off the barrier islands because, you know, that's the only thing that will "prevent" any damage from a storm.

They'll spend an enormous amount of taxpayer money to make the dunes higher. So when the next storm comes the water will move into the back bays, fill them to overflowing and the ocean and bay will still meet, and just as many homes will be ruined or damaged.

My solution would deliminate zones. You live in this zone, you accept the risk, 100%. If you have enough of your own money to live next to such a hazard, fine. Otherwise, no insurance, no flood insurance, no federal flood insurance, nothing. You're on your own. Enjoy the view.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (feFL6)

216
212
Speaking of sperm...





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUspLVStPbk







Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (XkWWK)



No fucking way am I clicking that. I don't care if it is from youtube.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (da5Wo)

217 (his conquests including, besides Stanwyck and Capucine, Lucille Ball, Shelly Winters, Jackie Kennedy

Man, that family got around.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (JACEX)

218 You know what I find comforting? I glanced at the ingredients on a box of Wheat Thins earlier and saw that it had one of those special, bold text allergy notices: "Contains: Wheat."

Wheat in Wheat Thins? Y'don't say.

That's almost as amusing as reading the ingredients on a carton of ice cream and seeing "Warning: contains dairy ingredients."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:00 AM (4df7R)

219 Spermatozoa. Damn kindle

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:00 AM (b0tJj)

220
I'd take what Holden says with a grain of salt. He was a raging alcoholic.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 09:01 AM (jWwDJ)

221 216 No fucking way am I clicking that. I don't care if it is from youtube.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 08:59 AM (da5Wo)

Python - "Every Sperm is Sacred" from "The Meaning of Life."


Son, you'll never get anywhere in this life without taking a risk...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (XkWWK)

222 I'd take what Holden says with a grain of salt.

We'll see about that.

Posted by: Nanny Bloomberg at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (JACEX)

223 >>No fucking way am I clicking that.

Ah, come on.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (SUKHu)

224 218 contains sperm

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (b0tJj)

225 who incedently have the cutest little dicks

You'd better better have two X chromosomes. Just sayin'.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (/eBe8)

226 Actually, the linked article doesn't say schools are safer than they've ever been, only that they're safer than they were in the '90s.

I'd guess schools were a whole lot safer in the 1940s and '50s than they are today.

Posted by: sauropod at December 18, 2012 09:03 AM (G/vW6)

227 >> I'm told Hitchcock is pretty lousy, both in character work and in writing

Bummer.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 09:03 AM (SUKHu)

228 I always liked Jackie Kannedy. She knew how to take it like a man.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 09:03 AM (I2LwF)

229 Does this ever changing Ipa address mean I can't be bannned

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:03 AM (b0tJj)

230 225 who incedently have the cutest little dicks

You'd better better have two X chromosomes. Just sayin'.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (/eBe


How do you milk a cat, Focker?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 09:03 AM (XkWWK)

231 Does two xx's and a y count, since I am an xxy

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:04 AM (b0tJj)

232 >>>Here's a story - at a Hollywood party, a valet was being briefed on how to pronounce the names of certain guests - "now, Deborah Kerr is pronounced 'car,' not 'krrr.'" - but he got so nervous not wanting to screw up that when a car for Hitch pulled up, he called out, "Alfred Hitchcar, your cock is ready."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Well, don't they say that a man's car is really an extension of his cock?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 09:04 AM (jWwDJ)

233 As a boy, I always kept hamsters. One time I was handling one of the little boys. He dropped a load on my hand and in my surprise, I dropped him.

He was fine. But I was scarred for life.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 09:04 AM (I2LwF)

234 That's almost as amusing as reading the ingredients on a carton of ice cream and seeing "Warning: contains dairy ingredients."
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:00 AM


You wouldn't want someone with a dairy allergy buying ice cream, would you?

My all-time fave was looking at "ingredients" on a candy bar up in Canada, though. Wade through all the normal stuff, and find a percentage figure for "Acceptable Insect Fragments." Wasn't even a crunchy candy!

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (yKUrR)

235 228 I always liked Jackie Kannedy. She knew how to take it like a man.
Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 09:03 AM (I2LwF)

She saved Grand Central Terminal and that almost outweighs her stupid daughter. John-John's dead, so he doesn't get mentioned.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (XkWWK)

236 I have bred hamsters before

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (EgJBE)

237 You'd better better have two X chromosomes. Just sayin'.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 09:02 AM (/eBe


Oh, I dunno. I imagine someone with XY chromosomes could admire the cuteness of the male reproductive organs of various species. It would be creepy as hell and I might be tempted to string garlic and crucifixes around my doors and windows to keep that person away, but YMMV.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)

238 In 1960, Thomas Kendall, his family, and a photographer from Life magazine set off on a round the world pleasure trip in a PBY Catalina. On March 22nd they touched down in the Gulf of Aqaba. The following day they were attacked with automatic gun fire from a nearby headland by local people who had mistaken them for Israeli commandos. Mr Kendall and his secretary were injured and 4,000 litres of fuel poured onto the sand. After being interrogated in Jeddah, they were all released. The PBY Catalina is still sitting where it was shot up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (QdVWw)

239 Going back to bed now. Can't shake this bug.

Posted by: Truman North (D) at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (I2LwF)

240 Does two xx's and a y count, since I am an xxy

We'll take it under consideration.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 09:06 AM (/eBe8)

241 Those things breed very, very quickly.

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:06 AM (EgJBE)

242 The name sperm whale is an apocopation of spermaceti whale. Spermaceti, originally mistaken for the whales' "sperm", is the semi-liquid, waxy substance found in the spermaceti organ or case in front of and above the skull bone and also in the junk, the area below the spermaceti organ and just above the upper jaw.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (1+QgF)

243 Tim Scott should immediately establish the Senate Black Caucus, the organization that speaks for all African-American interests in the US Senate, and issue daily press releases under that title.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (nZvGM)

244 There is a movement to unseat Boehner as Speaker. Please God let it succeed.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (5PkZK)

245 VDH states the same thing I have been saying about the election all along.


The conservative failure in 2012 was not an inability to appeal to
hyphenated groups on the basis of ethnic, gender, and age
identification. Instead, there was a general cluelessness about how to
reach the middle and working classes of all races and ethnicities by
explaining how conservative principles are not just for the rich.

----

I simply could not (well, yeah, I could) believe that there were no Republicans on the national stage that could not articulate conservatism in such a way that it was a no-brainer win for the middle class. This is the crux of the entire matter. While the socialists bleat on and on, brainwashing ignoramuses with their free shit-a-palooza, most LIVers never hear the other side of the story. How beneficial conservatism is, what it brings forth, how it sparks a strong economy and prosperity within the reach of all. The GOP sucks. And they suck bad.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (lTVJy)

246 My all-time fave was looking at "ingredients" on a candy bar up in Canada, though. Wade through all the normal stuff, and find a percentage figure for "Acceptable Insect Fragments." Wasn't even a crunchy candy!
Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (yKUrR)


If that doesn't convince you to go on a diet, NOTHING will. YUM.

Though with all the insect bits that are used for food colorings and other additives, I imagine every one of us has eaten the equivalent of a swarm of locusts in the past thirty years. DOUBLE YUM.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (4df7R)

247 234 My all-time fave was looking at "ingredients" on a candy bar up in Canada, though. Wade through all the normal stuff, and find a percentage figure for "Acceptable Insect Fragments." Wasn't even a crunchy candy!
Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 18, 2012 09:05 AM (yKUrR)

More Python references: "crunchy frog."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 09:08 AM (XkWWK)

248 237. How thoughtful, thank you

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:08 AM (EgJBE)

249 A whale's sperm is also located in his "junk".

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 18, 2012 09:08 AM (1+QgF)

250 I'm all for arming faculty and staff, but you've got to make sure the
people you're arming are even more responsible than your average gun
owner, because they're going to be surrounded by irresponsible idiots
(ie, kids).


No fucking way.

Do you remember how the teachers and their lackeys behaved in WI during the union protests? How about in Chicago? You really want people like that issued weapons from the state?

Sorry, but no.

Posted by: EC at December 18, 2012 09:09 AM (GQ8sn)

251 Thanks Allen I don't want the they label, that's for Mr. Moo Moo

Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:10 AM (EgJBE)

252 After the 2005 tsunami, didn't relief workers try to drop off supplies on some weird island & were attacked by a tribe using spears & arrows?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 09:10 AM (jWwDJ)

253 245 Posted by: Lady in Black at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (lTVJy)


Between Boehner, "immigration" and now gun control, the GOP is abandoning everything it stands for.

And people wonder why 3 million conservatives stayed home on November 6th.

The GOP is dead. Take it over or 3rd party.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 09:10 AM (XkWWK)

254 >>Can't shake this bug.

Get better! I actually remained standing for minutes at a time yesterday. Quite an improvement...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 09:10 AM (SUKHu)

255 Going back to bed now. Can't shake this bug.

----

There are a whole lot of nasty bugs going around now. I'm 5 weeks into bronchitis that I can't shake. I've heard numerous stories of flu and nausea going around, too, even though my doc said flu doesn't generally hit SC until January.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 18, 2012 09:11 AM (lTVJy)

256 250 but we want union. Violence so we can get rid of the union

Posted by: alex on the pot at December 18, 2012 09:11 AM (Sco20)

257 The PBY Catalina is still sitting where it was shot up.

Which reminds me - the Pritzker Military Library has an interesting podcast about salvaging WW2-era Navy aircraft from Lake Michigan up. The Navy did carrier landing training on the lake to free up their actual carriers and escorts, and naturally there were more than a few crashes. Worth the listen, IMO.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 18, 2012 09:11 AM (JACEX)

258 Do you remember how the teachers and their lackeys behaved in WI during the union protests? How about in Chicago? You really want people like that issued weapons from the state?
Sorry, but no.

Posted by: EC at December 18, 2012 09:09 AM (GQ8sn)


True enough!

There SHOULD be some kind of armed security, though. I know folks have referenced retired police officers, and that's a possibility. I lean more toward ex-military. Make it a twofer and get him or her in the classroom. A teacher who takes no guff and can shoot any would-be Tiny Dick Babykiller who comes along. Teacher of the Year every year, in my opinion.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:11 AM (4df7R)

259 252 an undiscovered (untouched) group o. The Andaman island's. They were seeing if they were still alive

Posted by: alex on the pot at December 18, 2012 09:12 AM (Sco20)

260 218 "You know what I find comforting? I glanced at the ingredients on a box of Wheat Thins earlier and saw that it had one of those special, bold text allergy notices: "Contains: Wheat."

Do a internet search on "Celiac Disease" and you'll understand why that's now on the label.

Malfunctioning immune system seeing wheat gluten as a pathogen and then going on to destroy your innards isn't good.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at December 18, 2012 09:13 AM (KCvsd)

261
They are teaching dogs to drive in new Zealand. Stick, even.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 09:13 AM (jWwDJ)

262 If that doesn't convince you to go on a diet, NOTHING will. YUM.
Though with all the insect bits that are used for food colorings and
other additives, I imagine every one of us has eaten the equivalent of a
swarm of locusts in the past thirty years. DOUBLE YUM.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:07 A


It is worth knowing that Canada was, at the time (late 1970s), very much against artificial shit in food, so candy bars billed as "chocolate" had real chocolate in 'em, not the artificial flavors common to the U.S. equivalents. The difference in flavor was stunning, to say the least.

Every time my ex and I went North, we'd come back with bags of Canadian Mars bars, Aero Bars and other chocolate-y treats. Also, the local hard cider, but that's a different story.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 18, 2012 09:13 AM (yKUrR)

263 Retired sheriff's deputy or police officer for the schools. Dude looks like a grandfather usually and screams at the kids to get off his lawn....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 09:13 AM (QdVWw)

264 243 Tim Scott should immediately establish the Senate Black Caucus, the organization that speaks for all African-American interests in the US Senate, and issue daily press releases under that title.
Posted by: somebody else, not me at December 18, 2012 09:07 AM (nZvGM)
---

You, sir, are a genius.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 18, 2012 09:13 AM (BgIBZ)

265 Mama AJ and Truman North: I hope you start feeling better soon! And who was it yesterday who was also complaining of a cold? And poor Y-Not with her back, too.

Rest up and get healthy, 'rons and 'ronettes! No one wants to meet the Mayan Apocalypse up to their elbows in used tissues and extra strength ibuprofen.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:14 AM (4df7R)

266 The group hasn't contacted any other for over 15000 years

Posted by: alex on the pot at December 18, 2012 09:14 AM (Sco20)

267 Do a internet search on "Celiac Disease" and you'll understand why that's now on the label.
Malfunctioning immune system seeing wheat gluten as a pathogen and then going on to destroy your innards isn't good.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at December 18, 2012 09:13 AM (KCvsd)


Oh, I know. I do. I just find it humorous that you'd need to warn for wheat content on a box of Wheat Thins.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:15 AM (4df7R)

268 There SHOULD be some kind of armed security, though. I know folks have
referenced retired police officers, and that's a possibility. I lean
more toward ex-military. Make it a twofer and get him or her in the
classroom. A teacher who takes no guff and can shoot any would-be Tiny
Dick Babykiller who comes along. Teacher of the Year every year, in my
opinion.


I'd accept private armed security or off-duty police officers, but that's very expensive. Expect to see bonds for extra security measures in next year's elections.

Posted by: EC at December 18, 2012 09:15 AM (GQ8sn)

269 There SHOULD be some kind of armed security, though.
I know folks have referenced retired police officers, and that's a
possibility. I lean more toward ex-military. Make it a twofer and get
him or her in the classroom. A teacher who takes no guff and can shoot
any would-be Tiny Dick Babykiller who comes along. Teacher of the Year
every year, in my opinion.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:11 AM (4df7R)


I'm a big fan of ex police/military. Mentioned it here once or twice I believe. I put up on the evil Facebook: "How would you feel about your child's safety when you dropped them off if there was an ex-SEAL or Ranger patrolling the grounds?"

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 09:15 AM (da5Wo)

270 I could sock like crazy with this ever changing ip

Posted by: alex on the pot at December 18, 2012 09:15 AM (Sco20)

271 Waterhouse, the Woolworth carriers. Sable and Wolverine. Converted side-wheelers with landing decks. And had nugget aviators flying war-weary Wildcats and Dauntlesses trying to land on them. So plenty of splashes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 09:15 AM (QdVWw)

272 There SHOULD be some kind of armed security, though.

In Texas, or maybe just the metroplex, every school campus from elementary schools on up to high schools has at least one "Resource Officer" - a cop assigned to the campus. Some school districts even have their own PDs (though I'm not sure how much actual law enforcement authority they have). It wouldn't be that big a step to let them be armed on campus.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 09:16 AM (/eBe8)

273 We have cops in the High Schools around here, usually one deputy per school backing up the school police, who have primary responsibility. I originally thought it was stupid but came to see over time that they were just patrolling an area of the community, not to mention keeping everyone's kids safer than they would be otherwise. Many deterrents work very well by just making a location or object less attractive to the potential criminal.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 18, 2012 09:16 AM (6H6FZ)

274 I am not alex

Posted by: Sco20 at December 18, 2012 09:16 AM (Sco20)

275 "How would you feel about your child's safety when you dropped them off if there was an ex-SEAL or Ranger patrolling the grounds?"
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 09:15 AM (da5Wo) /i]

Heh. My answer would be, "Tell me the school district, because I'm moving there."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:16 AM (4df7R)

276 Does it really take arming teachers to keep schools safe? It seems to me that there has to be something that could be instituted to keep psychotics from even getting in the front door. Likewise, if a shooter does get in, if there were reinforced doors to every classroom that could be locked (beyond something that could be kicked in), it would prevent anyone going into an actual classroom and opening fire. Panic buttons for teachers that connect directly to the police department. I'd rather see money going for this than the pervert body cavity searches going on by the TSA....or high speed rail.....or the EPA....or.....

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (lTVJy)

277 ......and I always thought the day crew was supposed to be the classy bunch around here!

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (9ScGj)

278 *sigh*

*climbs in barrel*

Oh, EW. It smells like Guinness farts and despair in here.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (4df7R)

279 I'd guess schools were a whole lot safer in the 1940s and '50s than they are today.

Back then, you could kick out the kids who only showed up to assault teachers/students.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (hO8IJ)

280 I am the 20th clone of the scoamf, and I am here to help

Posted by: Sco20 at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (2MscW)

281

Best Year Ever

so says British publication The Spectator

according to the piece, 2012 was the best year in the history of the world -- more prosperity, less hunger, less war, and less disasters

Posted by: soothsayer at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (rme6O)

282 ......and I always thought the day crew was supposed to be the classy bunch around here!
Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (9ScGj)


You sayin' we ain't classy?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:18 AM (4df7R)

283 It's simple. Turn the schools into boarding schools/prisons. Conservative parents would have no ability to indoctrinate their children with traditional values, mores, religion. More prison guards. Win-win.

Posted by: Al at December 18, 2012 09:18 AM (V70Uh)

284
I realize that the "smart" thing to do right now for republican polititians concerning gun control is to lay low, don't talk about it and let things cool down.

Still, I wouldn't mind someone speaking up for the 2nd amendment. And I don't mean someone talking about hunter's rights or defending against a burglar.

Our constitution protects our right to bear arms in order to defend our freedom against the government. There is also a underlying undeniable right to self defense. Drop this hunting and target shooting nonsense and say the reason to buy an assault rifle is to be able to kill as many people as possible to defend yourself and your family.

Posted by: jwest at December 18, 2012 09:19 AM (ZDsRL)

285 W77 I am the iinsomniatic crew

Posted by: Sco20 at December 18, 2012 09:19 AM (2MscW)

286 according to the piece, 2012 was the best year in the history of the world -- more prosperity, less hunger, less war, and less disasters
Posted by: soothsayer at December 18, 2012 09:17 AM (rme6O)


I saw that linked yesterday on Drudge and had to Heimlich myself with a chair because I laughed so hard I inhaled my own tongue.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:19 AM (4df7R)

287 We're fucking classy around here dammit!



Well, other than that Empire of Jeff guy. He's an asshole.


*whispers* And a theater major.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 18, 2012 09:19 AM (da5Wo)

288 Thank you MWR.

This is the worst stomach bug I've ever had, in terms of length. Was never super sick, but just can't seem to get well.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 09:19 AM (SUKHu)

289 *climbs in barrel*

See, I think the barrel is an excessive fine for merely messing up your own comment.

I think if you only mangle the formatting in your own comment, or format the entire comments section but catch it before anyone else adds a comment, you should be laughed at, but not put in the barrel.

This stance may be enough to label me "Soft on Formatting Crime"

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 18, 2012 09:20 AM (JACEX)

290 Mind you, it would have been worse if I'd laughed so hard I inhaled someone ELSE'S tongue. That would have led to some embarrassed looks and stilted conversations.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:21 AM (4df7R)

291 The vagina of marsupials are weird

Posted by: Sco20 at December 18, 2012 09:21 AM (2MscW)

292
So, on 12/22, do we go kick a little Mayan ass??

Posted by: Walkers! at December 18, 2012 09:21 AM (jWwDJ)

293 We're fucking classy around here dammit!Well, other than that Empire of Jeff guy. He's an asshole.*whispers* And a theater major.

You forgot to mention his obsession with crunchy figs. If you ever want to meet the Empire, just set a trap of fresh hobo meat and crunchy figs.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2012 09:21 AM (OWjjx)

294
"...that Empire of Jeff guy. He's an asshole."

And I hear he's some kind of foreigner.

Posted by: jwest at December 18, 2012 09:21 AM (ZDsRL)

295 Where is the news dump

Posted by: Sco20 at December 18, 2012 09:22 AM (2MscW)

296 I suspect the fiscal cliff deal will be something along the line of being allowed to spit instead of swallowing. Boned either way.

Posted by: mallfly at December 18, 2012 09:22 AM (bJm7W)

297 This stance may be enough to label me "Soft on Formatting Crime"

Sure sign of a RINO. True conservatives know that Formatting Crimes IS the hill to die on.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2012 09:22 AM (OWjjx)

298 Thank you, Waterhouse.

I think if you only mangle the formatting in your own comment, or format the entire comments section but catch it before anyone else adds a comment, you should be laughed at, but not put in the barrel.

This is a platform I can endorse. Especially because that barrel is FOUL. Has anyone bothered to hose it out? Like, EVER? Because there are things living in there that Should Not Be.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:23 AM (4df7R)

299 How will I beat Anna puma now that my ip address constantly changes

Posted by: 2MscW at December 18, 2012 09:23 AM (PEUhZ)

300 I hear 'Waterhouse' is an Italican name.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 09:24 AM (SUKHu)

301 Sure sign of a RINO. True conservatives know that Formatting Crimes IS the hill to die on.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2012 09:22 AM (OWjjx)


So we've finally found one? Thank God. I was beginning to think we'd have to pull over and ask for directions at the next gas station.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:24 AM (4df7R)

302 296 what's a waste of seed

Posted by: 2MscW at December 18, 2012 09:24 AM (PEUhZ)

303 We are all just a very large dysfunctional happy family. Did I mention dysfunctional?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 09:25 AM (QdVWw)

304 >>Sure sign of a RINO.

He sure slants to the left, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 18, 2012 09:25 AM (SUKHu)

305 291 The vagina of marsupials are weird
Posted by: Sco20 at December 18, 2012 09:21 AM (2MscW)

Oh great. A discussion about wombat FUPA.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2012 09:25 AM (XkWWK)

306 Benislate

Posted by: PEUhz at December 18, 2012 09:25 AM (PEUhZ)

307 Yes puma, yes you did

Posted by: PEUhz at December 18, 2012 09:26 AM (PEUhZ)

308 Wombat FUPA? Great now you gonna talk about DWS and her hair...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 09:26 AM (QdVWw)

309 Question RE: the sidebar article about high speed rail between NYC and Buffalo. A simple question, really: who the hell wants to leave NYC to go to Buffalo, and why the HELL would you want to get their at high speed?

(The same could be said of the reverse journey, but at least NYC has more shopping and fewer ten foot snow drifts.)

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:26 AM (4df7R)

310 Question RE: the sidebar article about high speed rail between NYC and Buffalo. A simple question, really: who the hell wants to leave NYC to go to Buffalo, and why the HELL would you want to get their at high speed?

Its the Big Gulp Freedom Trail.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2012 09:27 AM (OWjjx)

311 THERE at high speed. *SIGH* I dun type good.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:27 AM (4df7R)

312 The idea for the Frog and Peach came to me in the bath. My bath is in the garden, so a lot of things come to me in the bath - mainly mosquitoes, newts, frogs of course - and a wide variety of water fowl. But on this occasion what came to me was a unique and rather stunning idea. I suddenly thought to myself - where could a young couple go you know, not-too-much money to spend, feeling a bit hungry, a bit peckish, wanting something to eat - where can they go and get stuck into a really big frog? Yes, a really big frog, and a damn fine peach? Where could they go?

Posted by: Sir Arthur Grieb-Strieblingpeak it's name at December 18, 2012 09:27 AM (evdj2)

313 The weirdest mammilian reproductive system is the hyena's, since the femalenhas more testosterone and thus has a clitoris that is larger than the male's penis

Posted by: PEUhz at December 18, 2012 09:28 AM (PEUhZ)

314 Its the Big Gulp Freedom Trail.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 18, 2012 09:27 AM (OWjjx)


"Sorry, Bob! Can't stop to chat! Gotta train to catch!"

"A train? Train to where?"

"Buffalo!"

"What on earth are you going to Buffalo for in such a hurry?"

"32oz Pepsi, man!"

"No way. I heard that was just a myth!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:29 AM (4df7R)

315 Why would I talk about that scrunt when I can talk about canine dong

Posted by: PEUhz at December 18, 2012 09:29 AM (+k2OH)

316 Uh. Semi-auto revolvers ate my homework.

Posted by: Don Lemon Party at December 18, 2012 09:32 AM (q8Bss)

317 Alles zuruck Herr Kyl nict gut

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 18, 2012 09:32 AM (QdVWw)

318 Quentin Tarantino's 'Southern' gun-slinging film,
"Django Unchained," has become the latest film to
cancel its premiere out of respect for those affected by the Sandy Hook
Elementary School shooting last week.






Jamie Foxx released a statement that the premiere was canceled due to racism


Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2012 09:33 AM (1Jaio)

319 I'm in Korea and read at bedtime, so I get the best of both worlds...the night crew when they're way past the delirious stage...and they day crew half-asleep before their second cup of coffee.

Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 09:33 AM (9ScGj)

320 Heh. Gabe's Green Room link got a rather thorough beatdown in its own comments, fully deserved by my reading of the article. Really, some of these selections need better vetting...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Orbital Mind Control Lasers at December 18, 2012 09:33 AM (GBXon)

321

'They are not very close to a 'fiscal cliff' deal,' a top Hill source tells DRUDGE REPORT...

Posted by: Walter Bigelow Wriston at December 18, 2012 09:34 AM (e8kgV)

322 Jamie Foxx released a statement that the premiere was canceled due to racism

So will its box office receipts, though not for the version he'd blame...well, in a just world, anyway.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Orbital Mind Control Lasers at December 18, 2012 09:34 AM (GBXon)

323 319 "I'm in Korea..." Posted by: Icedog at December 18, 2012 09:33 AM (9ScGj) Military? Near Camp Casey?

Posted by: jwest at December 18, 2012 09:37 AM (ZDsRL)

324 Two points from comments above:


Re School security. I am not sure we need armed security guards in the schools. Just another union card toting government employee. What we DO need is security doors entering the building that do not have glass panes right above the damn locks. A glass security door is incredibly stupid and only keeps out honest people.


Re high speed trains in NY between NYC and Buffalo. I'm all for it, as long as NY pays for it.


If they get it from the feds I want a high speed train between here and Myrtle Beach. I also want it subsidized so I can ride it cheap just like the LA to Las Vegas special.

Posted by: Vic at December 18, 2012 09:38 AM (53z96)

325

from the dailymailuk
Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 18, 2012 08:12 AM (GVxQo)


ahaha

Mooch does look like a man.
It works perfectly.

Posted by: beachin' at December 18, 2012 09:39 AM (LpQbZ)

326 I will say again: of the plausibly possible proposals on the table, the Fiscal Cliff is actually the best of them. I mean, face it, it's the only one that actually involves cutting spending in any way.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 18, 2012 09:45 AM (/eBe8)

327 Because there are things living in there that Should Not Be.

Come on down to Smilin'Cthulhu's Used Cars! See the deals that Should Not Be!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 09:49 AM (zF6Iw)

328 All this revolver hate has me perturbed, some of my favorites toys were automatic revolvers. I need a smaller one, a GECAL 50, for the farm. Good for brush clearing, swarming velociraptors, and ZOG drones; makes a mess out of zombies as well.

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2012 09:57 AM (B5s0p)

329 How safe would I feel with an ex-seal or other military drone in a classroom? Not very. The nut would likely have a flashback and kill the entire school and not just one classroom.

Mandatory singing of "Imagine " 3 times a day should work to keep the peace

Posted by: Libtardo at December 18, 2012 09:57 AM (8Jp6C)

330 MWR, trying to recreate the economic boom kicked of by the Erie Canal?

Posted by: Jean at December 18, 2012 10:00 AM (B5s0p)

331 "Instead, there was a general cluelessness about how to

reach the middle and working classes of all races and ethnicities by
explaining how conservative principles are not just for the rich."

In this day and age, conservatism is a tough sell. The Left brags about how much they're going to do for you ("But wait! There's more! If you act now ..."). Conservatism, on the other hand, is freeing you to do for yourself. Which, do you think, will have broader appeal?

And that, by the way, is why the principal goal of this administration is to broaden dependency on government. The more we depend on "them" for what we need, the less appeal conservative values of self-reliance - in short, of virtuous living - will have.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 18, 2012 10:01 AM (VrNoa)

332 We haven't had any meaningful snow here in Buffalo in almost 3 years now.

309
Question RE: the sidebar article about high speed rail between NYC and
Buffalo. A simple question, really: who the hell wants to leave NYC to
go to Buffalo, and why the HELL would you want to get their at high
speed?



(The same could be said of the reverse journey, but at least NYC has more shopping and fewer ten foot snow drifts.)

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 09:26 AM (4df7R)

Posted by: Pyrocles at December 18, 2012 10:02 AM (cv5Iw)

333 Mandatory singing of "Imagine " 3 times a day should work to keep the peace
Posted by: Libtardo at December 18, 2012 09:57 AM (8Jp6C)


Only if it took place roughly three thousand miles away from me, preferably behind a reinforced concrete wall lined with lead.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 10:08 AM (4df7R)

334 Come on down to Smilin'Cthulhu's Used Cars! See the deals that Should Not Be!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 18, 2012 09:49 AM (zF6Iw)


"Well, I'm leaning toward the '03 Altima, but should there be this many tentacles in the glove box?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 18, 2012 10:09 AM (4df7R)

335 231 Does two xx's and a y count, since I am an xxy
Posted by: alex of the toilet at December 18, 2012 09:04 AM (b0tJj)

Kleinfelter's Syndrome. That's s-e-XXY!

Posted by: Minuteman at December 18, 2012 10:16 AM (qs9G3)

336 Don't blame autism

I'm glad that New York Timers feel protective toward kids with autism.

But that makes it more puzzling that they abort Down Syndrome babies every chance they get.

If autism could be detected before birth, how many of these precious children would they ever allow to be born?

Posted by: edj at December 18, 2012 02:13 PM (+QKfp)






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