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1 Um.....

Posted by: eman at January 03, 2013 09:04 AM (EWsrI)

2 da dum...

Posted by: DAve at January 03, 2013 09:07 AM (XDC0v)

3

That Beck blocked from buying Current TV is becoming an issue. Just like when Rush was blocked (by bogus charges) from buying into his favorite NFL team.

We want to infiltrate the liberal strongholds, and grow conservative media, but they are blocking us.

This really is a war.

Posted by: beachmorning at January 03, 2013 09:08 AM (LpQbZ)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 09:09 AM (5DR1j)

5
@3, I'm actually reading articles that say Al Jazeera paid approximately7 times what Current was valued at.

I think they turned down Beck b/c Al Jazeera made a much much better offer.

Posted by: Ben at January 03, 2013 09:12 AM (C2Y4l)

6 Abesent Fathers And The Newtown School Shooting


Yep, that's one of the first things I mentioned to my husband, no father around. The mom had to handle it all herself.

Coulter's book shined the light on this tragedy. That the common denominator in the prisons is not skin color, but one parent families.

With all the screaming by libs about using "science" for their facts -- the family unit, it can be strongly argued, is one solid scientific fact.

Posted by: beachmorning at January 03, 2013 09:13 AM (LpQbZ)

7 he NAACP ceased being an organization to help blacks long ago. And that is besides being the most racists organization in the US.

Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 09:14 AM (53z96)

8 Yep, that's one of the first things I mentioned to my husband, no father around. The mom had to handle it all herself.

Adam Lanza's mother was re-married to another man, wasn't she? So there definitely was a man of the house around. Maybe he didn't give a shit?

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:15 AM (GQ8sn)

9 So we can now get explosives for hunting purposes? TROUT BEWARE!

Posted by: NR Pax at January 03, 2013 09:15 AM (1ml8s)

10 5

@3, I'm actually reading articles that say Al Jazeera paid approximately7 times what Current was valued at.

I think they turned down Beck b/c Al Jazeera made a much much better offer.

Posted by: Ben at January 03, 2013 09:12 AM (C2Y4l)

Maybe Al Jazeera not just buying the network , they get more for that money.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at January 03, 2013 09:15 AM (AWmfW)

11 The Argentinian Economy Must Be In Bad Shape If They're Saber-Rattling Over The Falklands


Or, one could argue Britain is in a weaker position...

Posted by: beachmorning at January 03, 2013 09:16 AM (LpQbZ)

12 * Illinois Dems Press Forward With Gun Control Bill That Bans Almost Everything
* Illinois On The Cusp Of Major Pension Reforms?
* Blue On Blue: CALPERS Seeks To Sue San Bernadino Over Missed Pension Payments

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I lump these three stories together because both Illinois and California are horribly fucked with regards to their pension systems and yet the state legislators are posturing about guns instead of dealing with the problems.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 03, 2013 09:16 AM (e0xKF)

13 So my cable company, TWC, is dropping Current TV. Not sure how I feel about that. I might've watched as oppo research if it were available.

Posted by: lincolntf at January 03, 2013 09:17 AM (hoe3b)

14 Adam Lanza's mother was re-married to another man,
wasn't she? So there definitely was a man of the house around. Maybe he
didn't give a shit?


Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:15 AM (GQ8sn)


I believe the father was remarried....not the mother.

Posted by: Tami at January 03, 2013 09:18 AM (X6akg)

15 Anecdotal story from my father.

This past week he went to purchase a gun. As he was standing there filling out the necessary paperwork, a guy came in with his wife and walked up to the counter. "Hi," he said to the salesman. "My wife and I are here to buy some guns. My wife wants something that fires a lot of bullets, and I want something that's probably going to get banned. What do you recommend? Oh, and we're both going to need training because neither of us knows how to shoot."

The sales guy said that it's been like that pretty much every day since Newtown. People who never considered buying a gun before are making the investment and getting serious about it. They know the idiot Preezy isn't above some unConstitutional gun-grabbing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:18 AM (4df7R)

16 he NAACP ceased being an organization to help blacks long ago. And that is besides being the most racists organization in the US.
Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 09:14 AM (53z96)


I'd say the NAACP and La Raza are neck and neck for that particular honor.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:19 AM (4df7R)

17 Step-parenting is the mother of all no-win, thankless jobs, especially if one is in the position of tending to an evil, deranged subhuman.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 03, 2013 09:20 AM (Ec6wH)

18 Tuned into Beck to hear him saying that Walt Disney nearly left his own company and was going to buy RKO. Seems like Disney and Jobs have more in common than you would think. Both visionaries, both fed up with their own corporate cultures.

Posted by: Caustic at January 03, 2013 09:21 AM (/b8+5)

19
This really is a war.


Nah. In a war there are two sides fighting.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 03, 2013 09:21 AM (b1VIZ)

20 Adam Lanza's mother was re-married to another man, wasn't she? So there definitely was a man of the house around. Maybe he didn't give a shit?
Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:15 AM (GQ8sn)


I haven't heard that she was remarried. I'm fairly certain it was just her and Tiny Dick Babykiller.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:21 AM (4df7R)

21 I'd say the NAACP and La Raza are neck and neck for that particular honor.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:19 AM (4df7R)

And you can add the CBC to that list as well.

Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 09:21 AM (53z96)

22 The NAACP ceased being an organization to help blacks long ago. And that is besides being the most racists organization in the US.
Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 09:14 AM (53z96)

I'd say the NAACP and La Raza are neck and neck for that particular honor.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:19 AM (4df7R)




I would say the Democrat Party wins overall on that one.

Posted by: beachmorning at January 03, 2013 09:21 AM (LpQbZ)

23 So long, Illinois. We hardly knew ye.

I would recommend all firearms manufacturers and owners make arrangements to vacate the state. Hit'em where it hurts, - tax revenue.

Posted by: Fritz at January 03, 2013 09:22 AM (/ZZCn)

24 - "NAACP President: Tim Scott Doesn't Believe In Civil Rights"

Arguably there is no more racist element of the body politic than the left-wing black demographic.

- "Japan's Population Falls By Record In 2012 As Births Decrease"

Structurally bad economies have serious real world consequences. And once a negative economic feedback loop develops -- endemically slow growth - high unemployment - stagnant wages and incomes - negative socioeconomic trends -- it becomes damn near impossible to reverse.

- "Debt Now 103% Of GDP"

100% was the cross-the-Rubicon level. And just wait until Social Security implodes.

- "What Is The Future Of Conservatism?"

You're looking at it. Elections determine policies. Not op-eds. Not talk radio drones. Not Internet blogs. Democrats focus everything they have on elections. Politics is their religion. Material percentages of conservatives, however, categorically refuse to participate. Over time that all adds up. This is the result.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at January 03, 2013 09:22 AM (r2PLg)

25 Yep, that's one of the first things I mentioned to my husband, no father around. The mom had to handle it all herself.

They divorced when the shooter was 17. I won't defend the guy for leaving to marry someone else, but the shooter grew up with both parents.

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 03, 2013 09:23 AM (ZKzrr)

26 Isn't that story about CALPERs suing San Bernardino old news? I'm pretty sure Walter Russell Mead's blog discussed that at least a month ago. I remember commenting on it in an earlier Newsdump post.

Either way it's ridiculous. Hey, CALPERs! Guess what! When there's no money to give, you're not going to be given any money. Last I checked it was still impossible to squeeze blood from a stone.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:24 AM (4df7R)

27 On that "Absentee Fathers" thing, I can't completely disagree with what he's saying (though as EC mentioned- hadn't she gotten remarried?), I think he took a tortured and circuitous rout to get there.

Perhaps more importantly, his inability to correctly recount the Conservative side of the argument (he got it half right, but then attributed a liberal position to Conservatives) makes me less than certain that the rest of his ideas are fully correct.

Hint to liberals (he's a Professor of Politics at Princeton): Conservatives do not favor censorship in any form.

It's not conservatives who blame "violent video games" for people's bad behavior. It's not conservatives who have (repeatedly) tried to have "violent video games" banned. And, for the record, the people who do blame video games for people's bad behavior and try to have video games banned have such a ridiculous definition of "violent" that Pac-Man could be labeled a "violent video game."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 09:24 AM (5DR1j)

28 One of the teens in the youth group I help out with at church is in a police mentorship program designed to help him enter that career after college. So he associates with a lot of police.

Kid is very sharp, is receptive to all the red meat conservative issues I've introduced when we discuss current events, but he will just not come off of his position that citizens shouldn't be allowed to have semiautomatic weapons. I can only guess he's picking this up osmotically from the police he's around - and I find that very troubling given all the ongoing posturing about confiscation.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at January 03, 2013 09:25 AM (CrJzY)

29 They divorced when the shooter was 17. I won't defend the guy for leaving to marry someone else, but the shooter grew up with both parents.
Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 03, 2013 09:23 AM (ZKzrr)


Part of me wonders if Tiny Dick Babykiller's behavior might have contributed to the divorce. Maybe the father wanted to do something, such as trying to have him committed, and the mother wanted to try and take care of him at home, or vice versa. I honestly have no idea. But that was one of the things that first came to mind when I saw his age at the time of his parent's divorce.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:26 AM (4df7R)

30 Why Richard, you're shaking!

Posted by: Deety Chairwoman of the SOOC at January 03, 2013 09:27 AM (aOVhq)

31 Derp.

Posted by: John the Limbertarian at January 03, 2013 09:27 AM (CJVMH)

32 Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has waged a
battle against a proposed super-tax on millionaires in his native
country, has been granted Russian citizenship.

Take all you want from the rich. They'll leave.

Posted by: Bruce at January 03, 2013 09:28 AM (hl+bP)

33 Part of me wonders if Tiny Dick Babykiller's
behavior might have contributed to the divorce. Maybe the father wanted
to do something, such as trying to have him committed, and the mother
wanted to try and take care of him at home, or vice versa. I honestly
have no idea. But that was one of the things that first came to mind
when I saw his age at the time of his parent's divorce.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:26 AM (4df7R)


I wondered the same thing. I remember an early report (take with a large grain of salt) that the brother and father had been estranged from the mother and Tiny Dick Babykiller. If true and the estrangement included the brother, seems to me that would indicate the mother might have been the issue. Not to speak ill of the dead and all.

Posted by: Tami at January 03, 2013 09:31 AM (X6akg)

34 YouTube: UFC 155: Dana White on "Brown Pride" vs "White Pride" Tattoos, Chris Leben + The Chili Peppers

http://tinyurl.com/bxyympn

Up front (in the first minute and a bit), Dana White explains why having a huge Brown Pride tattoo on your chest is nothing but wonderful, while a White Pride tattoo would be unacceptable to UFC and would prove the person who wanted to have it was vile.

A transcript cannot give you the full flavor of the prejudice the speaker shows. It's not subtle at all. It's about cultural and racial contempt, from one group of people in power toward another group of people without any effective political representation.

"That tells us where you're at, right off the bat."

"Brown Pride means he's proud to be Mexican, he's proud of his heritage."

(By the way, he's not Mexican, his father was apparently an illegal, he does not speak the language fluently and has spent no major amount of time in Mexico, and has had all the advantages of being American. But he has his Brown Pride, and that's all good.)

Other people don't get to have such a "colored" "heritage"; they get to be defined as contemptible if they think they should have equivalent "pride" rights.

"If you even make that statement you're probably some redneck hill-Billy out in the middle of some country bumpkin somewhere, and we know where you're at and what you're thinking."

Dana White, man of the people, might as well be Barack Obama raving about "bitter clingers".

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 09:31 AM (qeXJZ)

35 I can only guess he's picking this up osmotically from the police he's
around - and I find that very troubling given all the ongoing posturing
about confiscation.


It's probably not osmotic. The cops he's "mentoring" under are probably quite vociferous about their ideas that the populace should be harmless and helpless. My understanding is that many cops are.

Even here in Texas, most cops are the biggest gun grabbers you'll ever find. They're just a lot more circumspect about it here.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 09:32 AM (5DR1j)

36 Has TFG come out in support of Argentina over the Maldives again?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:32 AM (fpSpD)

37 10 5

@3, I'm actually reading articles that say Al Jazeera paid approximately7 times what Current was valued at.

I think they turned down Beck b/c Al Jazeera made a much much better offer.

Posted by: Ben at January 03, 2013 09:12 AM (C2Y4l)

Maybe Al Jazeera not just buying the network , they get more for that money.

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I think Al Jazeera's purchase is more about grabbing Current's existing cable contracts than anything else.

I think you can get AlJ on satellite providers right now but not on many terrestrial cable systems. Current had a place on many of those systems even if no one was watching it.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 09:32 AM (e0xKF)

38 Yes.

That's my servant..

Posted by: Deety Chairwoman of the SOOC at January 03, 2013 09:34 AM (aOVhq)

39 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:26 AM (4df7R)

Or they'd been having trouble for a long time (still possibly over the kid's behavior) but wanted to stick it out until he was more-or-less grown.

In high school, my best friend's parents did that. We were sophomores, and his parents set him down and basically said, "We've been having trouble for a long time. We've done our best to keep it from you, but it's been there. We're getting divorced."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 09:35 AM (5DR1j)

40 Hint to liberals (he's a Professor of Politics at Princeton): Conservatives do not favor censorship in any form.
It's not conservatives who blame "violent video games" for people's bad behavior. It's not conservatives who have (repeatedly) tried to have "violent video games" banned.


Addendum: Conservatives tend to believe that if you teach your children the difference between right and wrong they'll be smart enough to realize the difference between blowing someone's head off in a video game and doing the same thing in the real world.

And if you teach your children that actions have consequences they'll understand that shooting someone in the real world is goign to get them a jail term and possibly the needle, unlike doing so in a video game where it will get you bonus points.

And if you teach your children that they are the agents of their own behavior -- that what they do is a reflection solely of their own choices, for good or ill --then they'll make their choices accordingly.

In other words, we expect our kids to grow up smart, unlike lefties who expect their kids to grow up into bigger kids.

I know, it's crazy, right? There're such things as RIGHT and WRONG, GOOD and EVIL, TRUE and FALSE? Shocking!

Just throwing that out there for the lefties to fight over.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 09:36 AM (4df7R)

41 Grand Theft Real Estate was an episode of Adam-12 where this guy had newly-laid sod on his lawn stolen in the dead of night.

Posted by: Rod Munsch at January 03, 2013 09:36 AM (2aB+q)

42 Crap, the stock market is down. Somebody better do something to protect our phony baloney jobs

Posted by: Bruce at January 03, 2013 09:36 AM (hl+bP)

43 So long, Illinois. We hardly knew ye.

I would
recommend all firearms manufacturers and owners make arrangements to
vacate the state. Hit'em where it hurts, - tax revenue.


Posted by: Fritz at January 03, 2013 09:22 AM (/ZZCn)



It doesn't seem to matter. No matter how many companies or tax payers leave the state, the politicians keep voting for more stupidity and the voters keep voting them back in office. This state is beyond boned

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 09:36 AM (1Jaio)

44 The only way Japan will bounce back population wise is if the likes of Sega or Sony can figure out a game console that causes pregnancy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:37 AM (fpSpD)

45 No matter how many companies or tax payers leave the state, the
politicians keep voting for more stupidity and the voters keep voting
them back in office. This state is beyond boned


And apparently begging for more.

I wonder what would happen if Conservatives managed to take the Illinois legislature and Governor's Mansion. They're under very different circumstances (in many ways) than Wisconsin and Michigan.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 09:39 AM (5DR1j)

46 The only way Japan will bounce back population wise is if the likes of Sega or Sony can figure out a game console that causes pregnancy.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:37 AM (fpSpD)

That and maybe cutting back on the tentacle pr0n.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2013 09:40 AM (v+QvA)

47 Cops tend to be on the more non-libertarian side of conservatism.They tend to be pro 2nd-amendment, but very much in favor of regulation. Based on my experience, anyway. Although I disagree, I guess it's somewhat understandable given the shitheads they tend to deal with and the nature in which they deal with them. ButI doubt you'd have to worry about them taking orders from Obama to go round up the guns. Now, big city cops, especially the AA hires, can be downright leftists.

Posted by: yinzer at January 03, 2013 09:40 AM (/Mla1)

48 44 The only way Japan will bounce back population wise is if the likes of Sega or Sony can figure out a game console that causes pregnancy.

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They already have urinals with game on there where you score for getting it on target...

They need to see if they can do a home version that involves getting a different fluid in the right place.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 09:40 AM (e0xKF)

49 I wonder what would happen if Conservatives managed to take the Illinois legislature and Governor's Mansion. They're under very different circumstances (in many ways) than Wisconsin and Michigan.

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It would probably be like the South Koreans taking power in Pyongyang...

The people would be so unused to the change that they would be completely unable to handle it.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 09:41 AM (e0xKF)

50 "Japan's Population Falls By Record In 2012 As Births Decrease"

The natural side effect from all the female sex robots they've perfected.

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:41 AM (GQ8sn)

51 Gerard Depardieu, the French actor who has waged a battle against a proposed super-tax on millionaires in his native country, has been granted Russian citizenship.Take all you want from the rich. They'll leave.
Posted by: Bruce at January 03, 2013 09:28 AM (hl+bP)
Coming Soon: Green Card 2: Socialist Boogaloo

Posted by: Touchstone Pictures at January 03, 2013 09:42 AM (/Mla1)

52 It doesn't seem to matter. No matter how many
companies or tax payers leave the state, the politicians keep voting for
more stupidity and the voters keep voting them back in office. This
state is beyond boned


Posted by: TheQuietMan

My BIL is a retired Ill. teacher. Fiscally conservative himself, he said late last year he was voting demoncrat because they are for the working man and won't screw with his pension like the Repubs are doing in Wisconsin. I tried to explain that Ill. doesn't have a lot of options because we are broke, out of money, and headed toward a wall. Now I noticed that the Dem gov is rallying the legislature to try and do something about the pension NOW!! Of course they're going to try and step on as few union toes as possible, but someo of them are still going to take the pipe, so the fix will be worthless in 3 months, but SOMETHING WAS DONE!!!

Posted by: Bruce at January 03, 2013 09:43 AM (hl+bP)

53 Cry all you want, but "white pride" only draws the mind to neo-nazis, while "brown pride" doesn't.

Sucks but it's life.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 03, 2013 09:43 AM (FsUAO)

54 Anna, well they already vibrate

Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2013 09:43 AM (XN0LR)

55 53 That's because only white people can be racist.

Posted by: DAve at January 03, 2013 09:45 AM (XDC0v)

56 Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 03, 2013 09:23 AM (ZKzrr)


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Yeah, I agree. Lanza, James Holmes, Jared Loughner, the Columbine assholes, etc. all grew up with fathers.

When everyone was screaming about Javon Belcher, THAT was the time to talk about boys growing up without fathers. It's pretty easy to see how growing up with a good dad in your house every day leads you away from domestic violence. You see your parents disagree, and you see how they handle it, you learn. If you're a boy, and your dad gets it through to you by example and by stepping into your disagreements with sisters or girl cousins or neighbor girls that guys DO NOT hit women ever, you don't tend to grow up and beat your girlfriend.

Posted by: J at January 03, 2013 09:45 AM (b+8h9)

57 Dana White is a douche. But to be fair, you can have "Irish Pride", or a German Flag, or the Eiffel Tower and baguettes tatted all over you and it's not a big deal. But yeah, having "White Power" tatted on you will, and should, raise some eyebrows. So should "black power" or "black pride". Maybe someday that won't be seen as acceptable either.

Posted by: yinzer at January 03, 2013 09:45 AM (/Mla1)

58 Step-parenting is the mother of all no-win, thankless jobs, especially if one is in the position of tending to an evil, deranged subhuman.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 03, 2013 09:20 AM (Ec6wH)

No kidding. My SIL is a stepmother to two boys, the eldest of whom is pretty much incorrigible. His father (my SIL's husbabnd) lets him get away with everything, including finding him passed out drunk on the kitchen floor, totalling his car while texting at the wheel, etc. (He's 19.)He let the kiddrop out of college after one semester because "he didn't like it" and he is now becoming a personal trainer. Heis very strong, and my SIL is tiny so she cannot have any sort of physical confrontation with him.

In this case, the father is "there" but he isn't acting like a father at all to this kid. It's too much trouble and he is a self-absorbed, narcissistic jerk who is off around the world on competitive yacht racing teams when he isn't working. Until a few years ago the boys lived with their mother, a Quaker pacifist who did even less parenting of them. They're basically wild animals.

Posted by: rockmom at January 03, 2013 09:45 AM (NYnoe)

59 Should have found this video earlier while writing. Now for re-write!

The rules for Maid Cafe.
http://youtu.be/EqOW_87_gNk

Which can also apply to normal dating. Well except the no outside food rule.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:46 AM (fpSpD)

60 35 It's probably not osmotic. The cops he's "mentoring" under are probably quite vociferous about their ideas that the populace should be harmless and helpless. My understanding is that many cops are.
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In Britain, the police played a huge role in reducing gun rights and the right of self-defense to practically zero, by interpreting every option to interfere with gun owners if they thought it necessary as open slather to suppress all gun ownership up to the maximum.

It would be nice to think that the police, being working class guys, are "really" on our side. History does not support that.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 09:46 AM (qeXJZ)

61 I'm sure having "Rainbow Pride" tattooed on your ass gets you an NEA grant.

Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2013 09:46 AM (XN0LR)

62 I'm sure having "Rainbow Pride" tattooed on your ass gets you an NEA grant.
Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2013 09:46 AM (XN0LR)

Word.

Posted by: Robert Mapplethorpe at January 03, 2013 09:47 AM (v+QvA)

63

I know, it's crazy, right? There're such things as RIGHT and WRONG, GOOD and EVIL, TRUE and FALSE? Shocking!

Just throwing that out there for the lefties to fight over.


Yeah, if you support that crazy idea these days, you're an EXTREMIST!!!1!!eleventy!!11.

It is just me, or has the whole world gone crazy in the past few years?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 03, 2013 09:47 AM (yiIja)

64 Anna Puma is spot on about Japan's demographics issue. That . . . is a culture in a death spiral.


With regards to video games not causing apathy or violent tendencies, I do not agree completely. The punchline is that I am twenty-six and an avid gamer myself.


I've got a fundamental problem with a game that poses 'fun' as running roughshod over average folk in the street, chopping 'em up, running 'em over, rolling 'em into some kinda mutagenic ball of protoplasm (game called Prototype).


Do these things cause violence? Perhaps not... or perhaps so. It is my opinion that one's motivation in entertainment is important. Why do I play adventure games in my leisure time? I want to do some good for folks while flipping off of walls, kicking the asses of demons and bad guys. I don't find it funny to level an m82 at a random passerby and kill them for kicks.


We have a problem in our culture of encouraging the thug life. Do what you want, blow away anyone who doesn't agree. Does media play a role in that? Yes, but only insofar that it encourages behavior and impulses already introduced to children by other factors in their lives.... deadbeat parents, local gangs, bad friends, or, you know, their government telling them their lives are without hope, that it's all The Evil Rich Folks fault, and that the only way out for them is for Big Government to come in and soothe all their ills.


So yeah, I think there's something to do violence in video games (or movies), but it has to do with how it is depicted, not simply combat itself. Remember when kids would play Army back in the day? You had 'the good guys' and 'the bad guys'. Nobody wanted to be the bad guys when I was growing up. Nowadays, things are different.


My $0.02, which, adjusted for the coming hyperinflation, comes out to . . . .?

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 03, 2013 09:49 AM (xw1VU)

65 It is just me, or has the whole world gone crazy in the past few years?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 03, 2013 09:47 AM (yiIja)

I think it's been going crazy a lot longer than that.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2013 09:49 AM (v+QvA)

66 Cops tend to be for whatever makes their lives and jobs easier. I can understand it to an extent, given the tension between an absolute right to bear arms and an overwhelming desire to make it home alive to your family at night, but still ultimately disagree with the stance.

Good mornin', Morons. Thinking of setting up a broadcast rig and starting up 'Radio Free America'. Or maybe a podcast. Need to have something, I guess, to put it out there and 'in their faces', because the Internet is great for narrowcasting, but when you need to reach the masses who won't go looking for it, you need something else...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 03, 2013 09:49 AM (GBXon)

67 Should have found this video earlier while writing. Now for re-write!

The rules for Maid Cafe.
http://youtu.be/EqOW_87_gNk

Which can also apply to normal dating. Well except the no outside food rule.



Anna has the best links!!!

I LOL'ed so hard when the one maid broke out the broomstick! Trolololololol!!!!!


Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:50 AM (GQ8sn)

68 44The only way Japan will bounce back population wise is if the likes of Sega or Sony can figure out a game console that causes pregnancy.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:37 AM (fpSpD)



That and stop letting them marry pillows. Also, not being such a culturally closed society and a little less total racial homogeny would probably help too.

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 09:50 AM (+xmn4)

69 Evidently, the Boston Globe wants Boehner retained as Speaker.

I'm sure the Globe only has the GOP's best interests in mind, right?

Posted by: DocJ at January 03, 2013 09:50 AM (A5uiv)

70 I think it's been going crazy a lot longer than that.

Crazy's its natural state. Sanity is the abberation.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 03, 2013 09:51 AM (GBXon)

71 OT

Luckygunner has PMAGS for $34!!!

I haven't seen anywhere else that has any for that price. Go grab some.

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:52 AM (GQ8sn)

72 The Argentina article represents a real problem in the world today, namely that as the economies of the world contract and governments can no longer buy the complacency of their populations, military expansion and fanning the fires of old hatreds will become more popular, especially in the West.
Also, am I the only one who hates the whole "Right to self determination" claptrap I keep hearing fromall quarters. Sorry, but it's bullshit, and the people espousing it would turn 180 in a heartbeat if it was ever levelled against their own governments.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 09:52 AM (3x3F6)

73 OT

I have a question...back after the election, Ace posted a bit about E-cigs....is there an archive for that somewhere?

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 09:52 AM (qdzWt)

74 EC, glad I made you laugh.

I might now have to write a scene where the girls of Maid Cafe toss out such a perv en masse.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:53 AM (fpSpD)

75 oh....and good morning

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 09:53 AM (qdzWt)

76 KANSAS CITY, Kansas
(Reuters) - A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so they
could have a child said on Wednesday he is shocked the state is now
trying to make him pay child support.
William Marotta, 46, donated sperm to Jennifer Schreiner
and Angela Bauer under a written agreement that he would not be
considered the father of the child nor liable for child support. A
daughter, now 3, was born to Schreiner.
But in October, the state of
Kansas filed a petition seeking to have Marotta declared the father of
the child and financially responsible for her after the couple
encountered money difficulties.






All aboard the handbasket. Next stop hell

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 09:55 AM (1Jaio)

77 nevermind...found it...google is good...sometimes

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 09:55 AM (qdzWt)

78 Cops tend to be for whatever makes their lives and jobs easier. I can understand it to an extent, given the tension between an absolute right to bear arms and an overwhelming desire to make it home alive to your family at night, but still ultimately disagree with the stance.

The proper response is not to support confiscation, it's to oppose laws that force the police to increasingly interfere with the lives of private citizens.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 09:55 AM (3x3F6)

79 Ha! I finally got through to the division at the state I needed and actually got someone nice and helpful. That only took six phone calls, two emails and 10 minutes on hold today. I do believe that this calls for cookies to celebrate.


To pretend I read the posts, I'll be fascinated to see the outcome of the FL wetlands case. Grand theft real estate is the perfect term for what's going on everywhere regarding environmental issues. What drives me nuts is that I am a conservationist at heart but things like what Florida is doing and nearly the entirety of the EPA's actions make me what to clear cut old growth forests to harvest spotted owl to cook in baby seal oil over a tire fire.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 03, 2013 09:56 AM (VtjlW)

80 The proper response is not to support confiscation, it's to oppose laws that force the police to increasingly interfere with the lives of private citizens.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 09:55 AM (3x3F6)

I think Checkpoints are a huge violation of our rights, here in NC it's damn near a daily event.

Posted by: Billy Joel at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (l86i3)

81 The proper response is not to support confiscation, it's to oppose laws that force the police to increasingly interfere with the lives of private citizens.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 09:55 AM (3x3F6)

^This.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (DrWcr)

82
73: Found this one, but it's from 2009. It's actually the post that got me to try e-cigarettes, which led to me quitting smoking. Didn't know there was a more recent e-cig post though.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/289431.php

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (+xmn4)

83 55 53 That's because only white people can be racist.
Posted by: DAve at January 03, 2013 09:45 AM (XDC0v)

If you wanna break the stereotype and be a tolerant dude with "white power" tats go ahead, it's your skin on the line! I'd prefer not to get beaten.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (FsUAO)

84 This business of ManBearPig selling Current tv to Al Jazeera...for oil soaked money, just cracks me up. He's super serial about the 'viroment', right up until it's pay day....then Cha-Ching! It's cash out time. The knob slobbering left, that have been worshiping at this man's nut sack for the last ten years, will continue to make excuses for him, (He has a 'D' after his name!...he says all the right stuff!), as his standard of living skyrockets, and theirs plummet.

Useful idiots, one and all.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (L7hol)

85 Anna,

That vid reminded me of Cloud Atlas with the clones in the cafe. I had no idea until my father told me, but Doona is a cousin of mine. You know what this means? I've got Hollywood connections!!!

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 09:58 AM (GQ8sn)

86 With regards to how to get Japan having babies again, I think the best route for that is to well and truly kick the asses of Japan's young men.


In my opinion Japanese youth of the male variety are suffering from something of an accept-me-as-I-am complex, which they do not care to extend to the opposite sex. They want a woman who is perfect at all times, is never ill (or, when she is ill, is even more adorable and attractive than when she is well), who has no wants and needs aside from satisfying their desires (i.e. they don't want to spend money on nice things for the house or for themselves), and who doesn't have to keep up with those little facts of life like personal maintenance. In return they want to change . . . nothing about themselves, their habits, or their appearance.


Essentially, they want a perfect woman, while not striving at all to improve themselves for the girl they want. It's a fundamentally unequal relationship, and is an absolute nonstarter, and so they sniff the air haughtily and declare that "Well, there's always dating sims!"


It's pathetic. I'd call it tragic except that it's a little funny, they cannot see how wildly undeserving they are of what they crave.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 03, 2013 09:58 AM (xw1VU)

87 Good mornin', Morons. Thinking of setting up a
broadcast rig and starting up 'Radio Free America'. Or maybe a podcast.
Need to have something, I guess, to put it out there and 'in their
faces', because the Internet is great for narrowcasting, but when you
need to reach the masses who won't go looking for it, you need something
else...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 03, 2013 09:49 AM (GBXon)

Good luck with that. You will get a visit by the FCC shortly after starting it up. That's why the FCC was established by FDR, to shut down opposition.
You can however mount a 100mw transmitter at elevation and get out a few miles. But 100mw is as high as you can go and do it legally without a license.

Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 09:58 AM (53z96)

88
"Blue On Blue: CALPERS Seeks To Sue San Bernadino
Over Missed Pension Payments"
---------
Nice. So a judge can order a bankrupt city to make pension payments it can't afford.
What a great country America has become.

Posted by: Jay at January 03, 2013 09:58 AM (3LaGb)

89 50 "Japan's Population Falls By Record In 2012 As Births Decrease"The natural side effect from all the female sex robots they've perfected.
---

Can we dress them up in burkas and carpet bomb the middle east with them?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 03, 2013 09:58 AM (SO2Q8)

90 If you wanna break the stereotype and be a tolerant dude with "white power" tats go ahead, it's your skin on the line! I'd prefer not to get beaten.
Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (FsUAO)


Yeah, my white power will stay tucked in the center of my back till I need need it. Not written on my forehead.

Posted by: Billy Joel at January 03, 2013 09:59 AM (l86i3)

91 84 This business of ManBearPig selling Current tv to Al Jazeera...for oil soaked money, just cracks me up. He's super serial about the 'viroment', right up until it's pay day....then Cha-Ching! It's cash out time. The knob slobbering left, that have been worshiping at this man's nut sack for the last ten years, will continue to make excuses for him, (He has a 'D' after his name!...he says all the right stuff!), as his standard of living skyrockets, and theirs plummet.

Useful idiots, one and all.

---

Based on my interactions with green morons, they give him a pass, like Leo DiCaprio, because he espouses "the good fight", even if he's a hypocritical douchebag.

Those same people hate W with a passion, despite living in an environmentally friendly ranch, because he didn't force green policies on everyone while he was president.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 09:59 AM (e0xKF)

92
"Essentially, they want a perfect woman, while not striving at all to improve themselves for the girl they want"
=========
Yes, just like American women who can be aptly described as:
Essentially, they want a perfect man, while not striving at all to improve themselves for theman they want

Posted by: Jay at January 03, 2013 10:00 AM (3LaGb)

93 RE: The "healthy weight" article
For the vast majority of history humanity has lived at the edge of starvation and under cold and diseased conditions. People understood that having some bodyfat wasn't a bad thing, it was a sign that you were well fed, shelteredand free of crippling diseases. In other words, healthy!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:00 AM (3x3F6)

94 Stupid sock.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:00 AM (l86i3)

95 Re: Al Jazeera, I watched it a couple of times just recently while I was bored and channel surfing in Istanbul. It comes off as no more anti-U.S., anti-Israel, pro-Arab than BBC or CNN International, or than MSNBC does here. 99.9%+ is perfectly mainstream from the lefty POV.

Re: that Iowa op ed, we should Alinsky that asshole like we just did that editor in NY (who is now seeking armed protection, natch, even though she hasn't received a single legitimate threat according to the local police).

Civility works just one way in the MSM? Fine, we're not the MSM. Have a few hundred thousand phone calls and emails pointing out the error of your ways (we won't even threaten to drag him around behind a pick up like he did Boehner and McConnell, or call him a terrorist like he did the NRA). But we should out every fiber of his personal info.

Not sure why we don't do that to those sanctimonious pricks on TV already. Want to suck the Occupiers' dicks, Brian Williams? Fine, let's just see what you earn, where you live, and what you're driven around in.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 03, 2013 10:00 AM (bS6uW)

96 Besides, we have White Privilege, which is better than White Power!

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 03, 2013 10:00 AM (FsUAO)

97
With regards to how to get Japan having babies again, I think the best
route for that is to well and truly kick the asses of Japan's young men.


I think Japanese women are hot, Hot, HAWT!. So they could always just send me other there. Hint. Hint.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (L7hol)

98 Probably already posted in one of the news dumps...

But another Tea Party member busted with a cache of weapons (a shotgun and flare launcher now make a 'cache' I guess) along with bomb making materials and terrorist 'handbooks.'

"People who know Greene say his political views are “extreme,” the sources said."



Why isn't this media covering this?


http://tinyurl.com/axh9zpk

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (fWAjv)

99 Nice. So a judge can order a bankrupt city to make pension payments it can't afford.
What a great country America has become.

Posted by: Jay at January 03, 2013 09:58 AM (3LaGb)

A bankruptcy judge can order it as part of a settlement. It also depends on what version of bankruptcy they run. If they run a version that simply liquidates all the assets they get funds from the liquidation only but no public body has ever done that.

Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (53z96)

100 With regards to how to get Japan having babies again, I think the best
route for that is to well and truly kick the asses of Japan's young men.


At one time, Japan was the most feared nation in the Far East. They were steamrolling everyone in their path.

Now?

http://youtu.be/ZjAXJaFydwM

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (GQ8sn)

101 I think Japanese women are hot, Hot, HAWT!. So they could always just send me other there. Hint. Hint.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (L7hol)


You wouldn't be able to afford all the child support payments...

Posted by: Insomniac at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (DrWcr)

102 53 Cry all you want, but "white pride" only draws the mind to neo-nazis, while "brown pride" doesn't.

Sucks but it's life.
-
What "White Pride" calls to mind that "Brown Pride" doesn't isn't just something that is, like a sunset, it's something that culturally influential people do and actively produce, like propaganda, which this is. One side is encouraged to be proud, the other side not, and the difference is racial, and making it that way is a visible choice.

What this does, over time, is justify treating a group of people who are singled out for contempt and cultural suppression very badly, up to and including policies that mean the elimination of that group over time, as a whole or in part.

In other words, it includes policies that academics would define as genocide, if they were happening to a group they supported and identified with, instead of group they despised and don't identify with.

"Sucks but it's life" isn't an appropriate response to people being erased, or to the contempt of the powerful that is part of that process.

It would cover mere disrespect with no other (policy) consequences. But that's not what's happening.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (qeXJZ)

103 Falklands is not the only simmering hot spot in South America.

Hugo Chavez right now is playing the role of Schrodinger's cat. Not sure if alive or dead. Since he has destroyed any lieutenants that might be an able successor, revolution will probably happen. Which will make Colombia worry. And Cuba and Bolivia will lose their cheap oil supply.

Paraguay recently angered Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay by invoking the spectre of a horrible war in which those three countries secretly agreed to destroy Paraguay. Paraguay lost territory and worse of all population - out of an estimated population of up to 900,000 only 220,000 survive and only 28,000 were adult males.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (fpSpD)

104 At one time, Japan was the most feared nation in the Far East. They were steamrolling everyone in their path.

Now?


I blame Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (l86i3)

105 Tuned into Beck to hear him saying that Walt Disney nearly left his own company and was going to buy RKO. Seems like Disney and Jobs have more in common than you would think. Both visionaries, both fed up with their own corporate cultures.

Disney was also like Louis B. Mayer and Henry Ford- he hated unions. He thought of his employees as a family, with him as a benevolent patriarch and was angered when they were, in his view, ungrateful enough to form a union to demand things from him. I don't know how serious he was about buying RKO, though - I've never heard that, though, admittedly, RKO is not a studio that interests me.

A Howard Hughes story: after buying RKO, he visited the lot in the middle of the night, walking around on his own. When he came back to his limo, he turned to his assistants and said, "Paint it." Then he never visisted the lot again (HH later said the story wasn't true).

A Disney story: at a celebration of Walt's birthday, the animation department had a special gift for him - a reel of Mickey and Minnie consummating their love. Walt laughed along with everyone else, then asked who had created the toon stag reel. When two animators confessed, he fired them on the spot and ordered the negative burned.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (zF6Iw)

106 82

73: Found this one, but it's from 2009. It's actually the post that
got me to try e-cigarettes, which led to me quitting smoking. Didn't
know there was a more recent e-cig post though.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/289431.php

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 09:57 AM (+xmn4)

Heralder....Did you use the e-cig?

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (qdzWt)

107 I think Checkpoints are a huge violation of our rights, here in NC it's damn near a daily event.

Drunk driving laws are some of the biggest scams in the country.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:03 AM (3x3F6)

108 Why isn't this media covering this?





http://tinyurl.com/axh9zpk



Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (fWAjv)

Its NYC so thinking about guns is illegal.

Posted by: Vic at January 03, 2013 10:04 AM (53z96)

109 Drunk driving laws are some of the biggest scams in the country.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:03 AM (3x3F6)

Traffic violations in general are a cash cow. I'm not saying the roads should be a free for all, but WTF.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:04 AM (l86i3)

110 Sigh. Yes, I knew about the FCC. I swear, Al Jazeera gets its message out better than we do. Maybe we really are too stupid to live...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 03, 2013 10:04 AM (GBXon)

111 The only way Japan will bounce back population wise is if the likes of Sega or Sony can figure out a game console that causes pregnancy.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 09:37 AM (fpSpD)


It's (tragically) funny because it's (sadly) true.

I don't think any real progress can be made to salvage Japan's future until a lot of the current crop of elderly Japanese pass away, including the old fogies in the Diet. they need to get fresh blood into the political and corporate systems, which is going to be hard in a society that values the perceived wisdom of age over the potential of youth.

And they REALLY need to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world in terms of social issues like gender equality and racial integration. The latter will probably be harder than the former -- hell, most of the Western world is still as racist as ever despite decades of 'multiculturalism'; and yes, I'm looking at YOU,Europe -- but it needs to be done. And the gender thing especially ticks me off. Y'all know I'm as anti-feminist as it's possible to be, but there's a difference between thinking that women should be treated as SUPERIOR to men (the feminist position) and that women should be treated as EQUAL to men (the egalitarian position), and vice versa. I'm in the latter camp, as I think everyone with any sense would be. When women are expected to leave work after they get married or have children -- and when women themselves expect to have that option -- you're going to run into some very painful economic truths that no amount of polite smiles and apologetic, "Gomen ne sai"-s will fix.

Japan always reminds me of the stereotypical Hollywood version of the United States in the 1940s or 1950s in terms of social issues like this. All the men smoke and drink and work while the women look pretty and cook and gossip. It's not the truth by a long shot, but it's like everyone thinks that's what they're SUPPOSED to do, and so they do it. Anyone who does otherwise is treated as an unusual specimen. It's a shame.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:05 AM (4df7R)

112
About those E-cigs, I saw a commercial for one a while back that showed a dude on the beach smoking one. He took a puff and had a great big cloud surrounding his head. My gripe with those things is that nothing much comes out of them.

I ask if anyone can tell me the brand. B'Gal and I are both looking to quit smoking. I can probably do it cold turkey (and have before, as Mark Twain said, "Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times."), but she's gotta have something to do with her hands.

I thought of something she could do, but I'd probably waste away to nothing in short order.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 03, 2013 10:05 AM (yiIja)

113 Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 10:02 AM (qeXJZ)

Stamping feet and wishing our words didn't have a certain meaning is kind of pointless.

Pick a new phrase maybe and try to popularize it?

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 03, 2013 10:05 AM (FsUAO)

114 nearly the entirety of the EPA's actions make me what to clear cut old growth forests to harvest spotted owl to cook in baby seal oil over a tire fire.

I shouldn't be this turned on right now, but I am.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:05 AM (3x3F6)

115 That "Iowa Paper" link is a very chilling confirmation of VDH's latest column. That writer isn't an unhinged degenerate penning satire or exaggeration, even if he says that he is. He is openly admitting the left's modus operandi - they want guns banned, they want the GOP banned, they want us dead.

And cocksmokers like the Man of Tan act as though Democrats are reasonable people who can be negotiated with. The asshole will negotiate himself right into an oven before this is over.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 03, 2013 10:06 AM (zF6Iw)

116 Japan always reminds me of the stereotypical Hollywood version of the United States in the 1940s or 1950s in terms of social issues like this. All the men smoke and drink and work while the women look pretty and cook and gossip. It's not the truth by a long shot, but it's like everyone thinks that's what they're SUPPOSED to do, and so they do it. Anyone who does otherwise is treated as an unusual specimen. It's a shame.

---

So, it's like Mad Men with karaoke bars.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 10:07 AM (e0xKF)

117 But another Tea Party member busted with a cache of
weapons (a shotgun and flare launcher now make a 'cache' I guess) along
with bomb making materials and terrorist 'handbooks.'



"People who know Greene say his political views are “extreme,” the sources said."







Why isn't this media covering this?





http://tinyurl.com/axh9zpk



Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (fWAjv)



Extreme in what way? A raging Romney supporter? Oh lookey here


The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a
Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for
allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their
Greenwich Village apartment.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 10:07 AM (1Jaio)

118 101 I think Japanese women are hot, Hot, HAWT!. So they could always just send me other there. Hint. Hint. Posted by: Sticky Wicket at January 03, 2013 10:01 AM (L7hol) ---
Since, as has been pointed out, one motivated RedWhiteAndBlue American penis can make hundreds of amerasian babies(see any american city), maybe the problem isn't the men. Why don't those hot asian chicks want to have babies?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 03, 2013 10:08 AM (SO2Q8)

119
For the morons in New Orleans.

http://tinyurl.com/asvz9wj

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 03, 2013 10:09 AM (+9AX9)

120 112 Backwardsboy


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Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 10:09 AM (qdzWt)

121 Traffic violations in general are a cash cow. I'm not saying the roads should be a free for all, but WTF.

Yup. If you look at drunk driving accidents, the majority of them occur when the driver has a BAC of .15 or greater. The .08 level is there to squeez cash out of poor suckers.

As an aside, I had a great-great uncle who was busted for driving drunk one too many times and lost his license. His response was to buy up a strip of land between his house and the bar and pave it. The original moron

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:09 AM (3x3F6)

122 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 03, 2013 10:05 AM (yiIja)

----

The only ones I've seen on TV are Blu. They are available at Wal-Mart and Walgreens and HEB (I think) and my husband says they're great. He's been using various e-cigs for over a year and he seems to like those best.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 03, 2013 10:09 AM (b+8h9)

123 They want a woman who is perfect at all times, is never ill (or, when
she is ill, is even more adorable and attractive than when she is well),
who has no wants and needs aside from satisfying their desires (i.e.
they don't want to spend money on nice things for the house or for
themselves), and who doesn't have to keep up with those little facts of
life like personal maintenance.


Sounds like what they want is a Hentai Pron goddess, not an actual human woman.

Pity for them, I find Japanese women to be, well, what Sticky Wicket said @97.

Posted by: DocJ at January 03, 2013 10:10 AM (A5uiv)

124 Further to the Erdogan/Turkey link, when I was in Istanbul I also learned how much better they are doing since they quit kissing Europe's ass and threw in with Russia (lots of stories at the time b/c Putin was visiting to sign some trade agreements despite Turkey and Russia being on opposite sides of the Syria conflagration, at least for now).

The upshot is that Russia is hooking them up with such cheap gas on such favorable long-scale terms that Turkey has retired an ass-load of foreign debt, and is now using their money to build a 20th-century (though sadly, not 21st-century, their roads, bridges and traffic situation is like NYC on steroids, with choking traffic in every direction for 12-15 hours a day).

Their turn toward deeper Islamic control in government is impercetable at the man-on-the-street level. The locals were talking about it and bashing Israel with every other breath, but is is certainly noticeable at the media and institutional levels since the last time I was there. And again, this was in Istanbul, not Ankara; God knows what's going on there. Everyone was seriously pissed at Obama and Hillary for their feigned opposition to the Palis trip to the UN. We are losing this country as an ally.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 03, 2013 10:10 AM (bS6uW)

125 I think Checkpoints are a huge violation of our rights, here in NC it's damn near a daily event.


True story.

One Halloween, after having a great time in downtown Raleigh, my wife and I were driving home around 2AM. We live near the rural area outside of the city limits, and we came across a checkpoint run by the (very) small town local cops. Well, my wife happened to be dressed as a Catholic schoolgirl with the extremely short skirt, heels, cropped shirt, etc. I was dressed as a priest (yeah I know, wrong!). I had made sure that I had nothing to drink for the past hour or so, so I knew I was going to blow 0.0. The cops look at us, my wife, and I'm thinking they are about to ask her to step out of the car to check her for "contraband". But they were good and just let us go after checking to see that I was sober.

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 10:10 AM (GQ8sn)

126
106- I did. It worked well for me. It's not the same as smoking but it's close enough to keep your hands and mouth busy with the same actions. Once I really stopped wanting to smoke, I stopped using the e-cig as well, though another friend of mine who I advised also quit smoking using the e-cig, and he still uses the e-cig daily.

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 10:10 AM (+xmn4)

127 Why don't those hot asian chicks want to have babies?

Many Japanese women are more than happy to never marry because they like living with their parents and spending the money that they earn working on luxury items like expensive purses and overseas vacations.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:11 AM (3x3F6)

128 A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple so they

could have a child said on Wednesday he is shocked the state is now

trying to make him pay child support.


I have to wonder if they're applying for some other form of govt. aid as well (WIC, food stamps, whatever).

My wife grew up poor (yes, poor- not just broke). Her brother's (really half-brother, but who cares?) dad was pretty specifically not around, and that's how everyone liked it. Her mom would have had nothing to do with the guy, but to get on free breakfast/lunch and other government assistance she first had to be receiving child support from him. She didn't want child support, thanks to the government she didn't need child support, and ultimately she mostly didn't get child support (dude was a deadbeat- else he wouldn't have been kicked to the curb). But she had to have a court order child support before she could get other assistance.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 10:11 AM (5DR1j)

129 That "Iowa Paper" link is a very chilling confirmation of VDH's latest column.

Reagan used to read That "Iowa Paper" back when that writer was their syndicated Washington columnist. It's like my childhood took place on a different planet.

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 03, 2013 10:12 AM (ZKzrr)

130 We are losing this country as an ally.

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I think we lost them back when the EU fucked them over for membership.

The Euros demanded a bunch of changes from them, which they did, and then France et all said "You know what? You're still not getting in."

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 10:12 AM (e0xKF)

131 >>>Cops tend to be for whatever makes their lives and jobs easier. I can understand it to an extent, given the tension between an absolute right to bear arms and an overwhelming desire to make it home alive to your family at night, but still ultimately disagree with the stance.

I will not "understand" curtailing a natural Right for the convenience of others. I'm sure it would be easier for them if certain folks stopped breathing, too. That ain't their call.

Posted by: uterus cannon at January 03, 2013 10:14 AM (3ZtZW)

132 OT but need to vent. Just got off phone w/MIL who was recently a victim of the 'I've been in an accident, need money, please don't tell Mom and Dad' scam. A lovely 82+ year old who called to 'apologize' that she didn't call us because she promised her 'granddaughter' she wouldn't tell. This was six weeks ago, and now she says she is having trouble even going to the local market because she is afraid. Bastards. Cock sucking fucking bastards.

May they watch their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, pets, lovers be ass-fucked by the barbed cock of Satan. Then bent over.

Auugh. Need to call my SIL and give her a heads up...

Posted by: Dish of Red at January 03, 2013 10:14 AM (Dmq63)

133 One Halloween, after having a great time in downtown Raleigh, my wife and I were driving home around 2AM. We live near the rural area outside of the city limits, and we came across a checkpoint run by the (very) small town local cops. Well, my wife happened to be dressed as a Catholic schoolgirl with the extremely short skirt, heels, cropped shirt, etc. I was dressed as a priest (yeah I know, wrong!). I had made sure that I had nothing to drink for the past hour or so, so I knew I was going to blow 0.0. The cops look at us, my wife, and I'm thinking they are about to ask her to step out of the car to check her for "contraband". But they were good and just let us go after checking to see that I was sober.

When I was in high school, the local police officer told my class that they had a policy of not busting up underage parties up Prince Creek Road (a local backwoods road up in the mountains). They'd catch one kid heading up to the party, and have him tell everyone that they'd be checking drivers who came back down and if the driver was sober there would be no questions asked about the rest of the car.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 03, 2013 10:14 AM (3x3F6)

134 I have to wonder if they're applying for some other form of govt. aid as well (WIC, food stamps, whatever).

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Pretty sure they are, as they wanted some form of government assistance and the one who took the baby-batter claims that the government "coerced" the name of the father from her.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 10:14 AM (e0xKF)

135 Shameless plug, BB: http://www.vulcanvape.com/

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 03, 2013 10:14 AM (evdj2)

136 126 Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 10:10 AM (+xmn4)

Honestly I don't know why I picked up the habit....when I was pregnant I would literally vomit if I smelled ciggy smoke....no lie....I could smell it from a driver 2 cars up at a traffic light. I had to keep saltines in my car to keep from hurling. so for 9+ months.....ciggy free.....And what did I do..... a few months after breast feeding I started again.....UGH I really could kick my ass....if it were possible

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 10:15 AM (qdzWt)

137 57 Dana White is a douche. But to be fair, you can have "Irish Pride", or a German Flag, or the Eiffel Tower and baguettes tatted all over you and it's not a big deal. But yeah, having "White Power" tatted on you will, and should, raise some eyebrows. So should "black power" or "black pride". Maybe someday that won't be seen as acceptable either.
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In the real world, or at least UFC, Rampage Jackson's Black Panther tattoo was always perfectly OK. One side is encouraged to have pride, the other is demeaned and told to shut up.

And by no coincidence, the side being encouraged to have pride gets affirmative action and all sorts of advantages, while the side being demeaned and told to shut up has only legal disabilities, and the disadvantage of being white in markets where there is pressure to hire and promote minorities.

And ultimately the side being told to shut up and have no pride is the side that's being erased by mass immigration and forced integration and assimilation - for the whites, while the non-whites are free to play "us vs. them" ethnic politics.

Cultural suppression is a lot more weighty when it it's pursued parallel to policies like that.

And, ""Irish Pride", or a German Flag, or the Eiffel Tower and baguettes tatted all over you" doesn't mean anything, if like a great many whites, you are not of any heritage like that, and your heritage really is that your parents and grandparents chose to blend and leave you a white guy and nothing but.

I don't think white people should have to fake being Italian to have open ethnic pride any more than they should become wiggers to imitate the racial pride that other people are allowed to have and they aren't.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 10:16 AM (qeXJZ)

138 Kawfytawk, that's the brand I used too, I think. Backwardsboy. A big thing is to learn how to clean the atomizer and battery contacts, as well as have fresh batteries. The amount of "smoke" that comes out does decrease over time, but you can easily buy replacement parts to keep them fresh too. But no, it's not this huge thick cloud as advertsied, either.

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 10:16 AM (+xmn4)

139 I will not "understand" curtailing a natural Right for the convenience of others.

I said I understood it. I also said I don't accept it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Ampersand Army at January 03, 2013 10:17 AM (GBXon)

140 Following are excerpts from archival interviews with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, which were posted on the Internet in 2010:

Mohamed Morsi: These futile [Israeli-Palestinian] negotiations are a waste of time and opportunities. The Zionists buy time and gain more opportunities, as the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the Muslims lose time and opportunities, and they get nothing out of it. We can see how this dream has dissipated. This dream has always been an illusion. Yet some Palestinians, who erroneously believe that their enemies might give them something… This [Palestinian] Authority was created by the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people and its interests.

No reasonable person can expect any progress on this track. Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else it is war. This is what these occupiers of the land of Palestine know – these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.

We must confront this Zionist entity. All ties of all kinds must be severed with this plundering criminal entity, which is supported by America and its weapons, as well as by its own nuclear weapons, the existence of which is well known. It will bring about their own destruction. The peoples must boycott this entity and avoid normalization of relations with it. All products from countries supporting this entity – from the U.S. and others – must be boycotted.


obama's pal? Thanks liberal Jews

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 03, 2013 10:17 AM (79ueO)

141 132 Posted by: Dish of Red at January 03, 2013 10:14 AM (Dmq63)

Geez....so sorry to hear about that, Poor thing....I'm sure she was embarrassed as well as scared. I have to watch out for my dad too.

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 10:18 AM (qdzWt)

142 136- I picked it up for the worst possible reason ever: because I was bored. I was 23 too, later than most people start.

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 10:19 AM (+xmn4)

143 Kinley Ardal, Japan is still grappling with becoming a Western nation in culture.

The man in Japan still feels his 'ame' and parents will laugh at the boy being a little tornado. So its cultured from an early age its the man in charge. That what the man likes rules.

Then there is the whole cogs in the machine called the zaibatsus the men used to deal with. Show up early, work like drones, get dragged out for a night with the boss, and come home about 10pm plastered. And he expected his wife, once he could afford to support and marry one that was arranged for him, to be there to make him feel like a king.

Now the male youth of Japan still feel that 'ame' but have become slackers for lack of a better term. There are cyber-cafes that now offer crash space. So the youth can totally embrace their fun without ever doing anything else it seems. It was Japan that started the whole social media thing of letting such youth know where they can get part-time work to afford their fun. They are digital ronin, caught on the waves of their whims and who will let them sleep over. So why even deal with a girl when they can play Dead or Alive and oogle Kasumi.

Meanwhile the girls of Japan have become Westernized to a greater extent. They are getting to have fun in things like Maid Cafe. Or dressing outlandish. All because Japan lost WWII and the country needed workers and the American written constitution liberated them. Now the women of Japan are pursuing careers and like their American counterparts putting off getting married and having kids. And when the biological alarm goes off and they look for a guy, well most of the ones they would consider are already married which leaves the 30-something slackers who are still sleeping in cyber-cafes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:19 AM (fpSpD)

144 None of this would have needed to be an issue if people weren't turning cultural suppression and racial contempt for non-elite whites into policy, including immigration and multicultural policy. But they do, and they've been doing it for decades.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 10:19 AM (qeXJZ)

145 I've read some about the KS sperm donor elsewhere, and I'm fresh outta sympathy for all the adults involved. Kansas law is pretty clear---if you have the insemination done by a doctor, you can't be pursued for child support, and the mom can't be hounded to let the sperm donor visit the baby. If you choose to not use a doctor (I think doctors are also required or at least strongly encouraged to screen the potential parents for financial stability and whatnot) it's treated like any other good old fashioned fun time babymaking

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 03, 2013 10:20 AM (b+8h9)

146 These futile [Israeli-Palestinian] negotiations are a aste of time and opportunities. The Zionists buy time and gain more opportunities, as the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the Muslims lose time and opportunities, and they get nothing out of it. We can see how this dream has dissipated. This dream has always been an illusion. Yet some Palestinians, who erroneously believe that their enemies might give them something… This [Palestinian] Authority was created by the Zionist and American enemies for the sole purpose of opposing the will of the Palestinian people and its interests.

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The entirety of Islamic culture seems to be built upon projection and an inability to take responsibility for ANYTHING.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 10:20 AM (e0xKF)

147 Heralder.....

Did you use flavors? I got vanilla to try....I LOVE mint but hate menthol cigs, so I worried about ordering it....I wonder if the vape-mint would be more like an altoid

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 10:20 AM (qdzWt)

148 Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 10:07 AM (1Jaio)


And THAT is why it isn't covered.

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:21 AM (fWAjv)

149
Thanks, y'all. I think that Blu was the one I saw. I'll do some checking at the other sites, too.

One of the grandkids has a real hookah, with tobacco and coals. We tried it and liked it, and would be great for the house. Not very portable, tho'. The smoke that comes from it is avery light draw, but doesn't look like it. GK also worked at a hookah bar and knows all the different brands of tobacco which come in a bewildering array of flavors.

That might be nice for relaxing evenings when we feel like backsliding. A decent one runs around $25, so she said.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 03, 2013 10:21 AM (yiIja)

150 143 And when the biological alarm goes off and they look for a guy, well most of the ones they would consider are already married which leaves the 30-something slackers who are still sleeping in cyber-cafes.
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Which on the good side means that the ones with the brains, passion and loyalty to pick a man and win him before he got rich are the ones that get to reproduce.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 10:22 AM (qeXJZ)

151 147: I used to smoke menthol (I know, I know), so I used the menthol flavor, which was good, surprisingly (tastes more like mint, whereas a cigarette tastes like minty ash). Never tried a different one though!

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 10:22 AM (+xmn4)

152 OSP did you see this link I posted in the Morning thread?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ebooks-publish-amazon/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:24 AM (fpSpD)

153 Thanks. She is embarrassed, but she also says she feels 'dirty' like she was an accomplice to their crime. May have to look into having her talk to a professional, but its such a small town...

I had to call my folks as well--didn't know how much info they had and my dad would have fallen for it.

Posted by: Dish of Red at January 03, 2013 10:24 AM (Dmq63)

154 The controversial and ineffective Kyoto Protocol’s first stage comes to
an end today, leaving the world with 58 per cent more greenhouse gases
than in 1990, as opposed to the five per cent reduction its signatories
sought.

Posted by: Rachel Carson at January 03, 2013 10:24 AM (e8kgV)

155 The entirety of Islamic culture Obama's personality seems to be built upon projection and an inability to take responsibility for ANYTHING.

Odd how those two terms are completely interchangeable like that ....

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 03, 2013 10:24 AM (bS6uW)

156 151

Ok, thanks Heralder....looking forward to my Vape-experience. Hopefully this will work out for me. Should be delivered today.

Posted by: kawfytawk at January 03, 2013 10:25 AM (qdzWt)

157 155 The entirety of Islamic culture Obama's personality seems to be built upon projection and an inability to take responsibility for ANYTHING.

Odd how those two terms are completely interchangeable like that ....

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Being able to recite the call to prayer from memory may have something to do with that.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 10:25 AM (e0xKF)

158 Another thing Japan is grappling with is the death of the countryside life. Many of the young people are moving to the dense urban areas and leaving their parents and grandparents running the family farm.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:25 AM (fpSpD)

159 Sounds like what they want is a Hentai Pron goddess, not an actual human woman.Pity for them, I find Japanese women to be, well, what Sticky Wicket said @97.
Posted by: DocJ at January 03, 2013 10:10 AM (A5uiv)


It's kind of the "this is the woman you want to have sex with, this is the woman you bring home to meet the parents" scenario.I sometimes wonder if Japanese men -- not all, but a good chunk of them -- don't realize that one woman can be BOTH of those things. They needn't be separate.

As for Americans or other nationalities helping Japan solve it's population crisis *le cough* -- good luck. This is part of the racial inequality that is part of Japan's undoing. A person with one Japanese parent is called a "haffu" ('half"); they aren't considered a full Japanese. Hell, you could have three-quarters Japanese blood and you'd still be considered a half. Sometimes it can work to your benefit, especially if you're gorgeous (like Meisa Kuroki), but otherwise people are always going to look at you as an outsider. And if you ARE a foreigner who's living in Japan, even with Japanese citizenship, you'll never be Japanese. You can't vote in their elections, so you can't vote for any kind of representation to advocate your interests.

I think they're very, VERY slowly growing out of this racial hegemony -- it's impossible to do otherwise in the modern world -- but they're goign to have to be dragged kicking and screaming the whole way, and that's just very sad.


Full disclosure: I must confess to having a bit of "yellow fever," as it's been called. All of my favorite actors, actresses, and most favorite musicians are Japanese or Korean at this point. Brad Pitt? Booooooring. Abe Hiroshi? HELL YES.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:26 AM (4df7R)

160 Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 10:07 AM (1Jaio)





And THAT is why it isn't covered.

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:21 AM (fWAjv)



Are you saying the non biased MFM won't cover this because they are wonderful Bill Ayers types?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 10:26 AM (1Jaio)

161 156- Hope so! Let me know how it works for you.

Posted by: Heralder at January 03, 2013 10:28 AM (+xmn4)

162 Full disclosure: I must confess to having a bit of "yellow fever," as it's been called.

How you doin?


Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 10:28 AM (GQ8sn)

163 As for Americans or other nationalities helping Japan solve it's population crisis *le cough* -- good luck. This is part of the racial inequality that is part of Japan's undoing. A person with one Japanese parent is called a "haffu" ('half"); they aren't considered a full Japanese. Hell, you could have three-quarters Japanese blood and you'd still be considered a half. Sometimes it can work to your benefit, especially if you're gorgeous (like Meisa Kuroki), but otherwise people are always going to look at you as an outsider. And if you ARE a foreigner who's living in Japan, even with Japanese citizenship, you'll never be Japanese. You can't vote in their elections, so you can't vote for any kind of representation to advocate your interests.

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Anecdotal experience of a fraternity brother of mine says that Japanese who leave the home islands for college tend not to return.

They become too Americanized while overseas and don't like dealing with a lot of the culturally-imposed bullshit anymore.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 03, 2013 10:31 AM (e0xKF)

164 58 My SIL is a stepmother to two boys...

132 Need to call my SIL and give her a heads up...

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I have no idea what you folks mean when you type SIL. The obvious (son in law) is the wrong gender.

Not going to check urbandictionary; wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 03, 2013 10:32 AM (1c58W)

165 Which on the good side means that the ones with the brains, passion and loyalty to pick a man and win him before he got rich are the ones that get to reproduce.
Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 10:22 AM (qeXJZ)


But it also means that the women who wanted to move away from their parents -- or who were forced to do so through circumstance -- and establish some independence and financial security for themselves before finding a husband, are considered Old Maids. Early thirties and unmarried? Spinster.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:32 AM (4df7R)

166 MWR has it right about the racial hegemony of Japan. What the West calls Japanese are invaders of the islands. The original inhabitants are now squeezed onto the most northern and coldest of the Home Islands Hokkaido, they are a Caucasian people called the Ainu.

In Japan down in the Kinza. A gaijin just does not ever ever go into a local bar without being invited by a Japanese friend. If you do show up, the entire place dies while the patrons stare at you. Ditto if you have delusions of seeing real Maikos and Geishas, your Japanese business partners better be the one to invite.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:33 AM (fpSpD)

167 I have no idea what you folks mean when you type SIL. The obvious (son in law) is the wrong gender.

"Sister in law."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:33 AM (4df7R)

168 BB, if you are near enough to visit the Vulcan Vape store, you can sample many varieties of e-liquid at no cost. Many different flavors and nicotine strengths are available.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 03, 2013 10:33 AM (evdj2)

169 Are you saying the non biased MFM won't cover this because they are wonderful Bill Ayers types?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 03, 2013 10:26 AM (1Jaio)

Was it that noticeable?


Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:34 AM (fWAjv)

170 Hey, OSP- how did you go about getting your book published?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 10:34 AM (5DR1j)

171 Anyone wondering why Issa's hearings on F+F and various other examples of SCOAMF pissing on The Constitution have gone nowhere, might have some questions answered by his support for The Tanned Crybaby Drunk that I saw this AM on FNC.


Posted by: ontherocks at January 03, 2013 10:35 AM (aZ6ew)

172 In Japan down in the Kinza. A gaijin just does not ever ever go into a
local bar without being invited by a Japanese friend. If you do show up,
the entire place dies while the patrons stare at you. Ditto if you have
delusions of seeing real Maikos and Geishas, your Japanese business
partners better be the one to invite.


It's like that at certain neighbourhood pubs in Britain. I was over there last year and the group I was with went to a local pub. We did not even clear the threshold of the door when the bartender said they were closed. Ofcourse, there were about a dozen "patrons" in there and it was only 10PM, but they were closed.

At another bar, this time with a bunch of Brits inviting us out for a dinner and drink, we were told to go to the right side of the bar, and not the left side. WTF? They said the left side was for the locals and that outsiders weren't going to be served on that side.

Whatever. We still got piss drunk though.

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 10:36 AM (GQ8sn)

173 RE: E-cigarettes. I don't smoke, but I've often wondered about the potential bacterial and fungal issues that might crop up from e-cigs. Thanks to years of allergies and asthma, when i think "water vapor" I immediately think "mildew." Are e-cigs limited use? How do you keep them clean enough to avoid the kind of health issues that arise from things like neti pots?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:37 AM (4df7R)

174 Except in Japan EC its all about manners and customs. The Japanese do not really handle well crazy gaiijin just crashing their party.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:39 AM (fpSpD)

175 The other way to visit a bar in Japan is to do it with a bunch of Marine helo mechanics, the weird old guys leave, quickly.

Posted by: Jean at January 03, 2013 10:40 AM (XN0LR)

176 Article: "Glenn Beck's The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last
year, but was told that 'the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our
point of view
,' according to a person familiar with the negotiations.


In other words, "we (Current liberals) are jihadi-friendly, Al Jazeera is jihadi-friendly: match made in, uh, heaven," right?

Posted by: edj at January 03, 2013 10:40 AM (+QKfp)

177 Hey, OSP- how did you go about getting your book published?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 03, 2013 10:34 AM (5DR1j)


I used Create space. They have been really good to me and very attentive. I have never once called and not have my questions answered. They are a subsidiary of Amazon so the have amazing tools. You can spend as much or as little as you want.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:40 AM (l86i3)

178
172 Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 10:36 AM (GQ8sn)


This is why I get so mad when people, both domestic and foreign, call the United States a racist country. BULL. SHIT. As long as you can say, "Beer, please," and pay your tab, it doesn't matter WHERE you come from. No one cares. Maybe they'll stare at you suspiciously in some racially close knit communities within larger urban areas, or in small rural locales that don't get many visitors; but those are isolated incidents and nowhere near the norm.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:41 AM (4df7R)

179
BB, if you are near enough to visit the Vulcan Vape store, you can sample many varieties of e-liquid at no cost. Many different flavors and nicotine strengths are available.

Thanks, Toby. If I ever get up that way again, I'll check that store out. We should really quit smoking...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 03, 2013 10:42 AM (yiIja)

180 National Geographic is depressing me this morning. First it was about the GI death camp the Nazis had. Now the Nazi scrapbook from Hell. Next will be about lampshades made of human skin. *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:43 AM (fpSpD)

181 nearly the entirety of the EPA's actions make me what to clear cut
old growth forests to harvest spotted owl to cook in baby seal oil over a
tire fire.

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Old lumber industry joke.


Do you know what spotted owl tastes like???


Tastes just like bald eagle.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 03, 2013 10:44 AM (nELVU)

182 Except in Japan EC its all about manners and customs. The Japanese do not really handle well crazy gaiijin just crashing their party.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:39 AM (fpSpD)


Heh. One of my favorite Japanese actors was on one of their variety/talk shows a few years back and was talking about when he went to meet up with a fellow Japanese actor for drinks after work. He said he walked into the bar and it was full of foreigners. "All my friend's other friends were foreigners!" he exclaimed, like it was the most unbelievable thing ever.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:45 AM (4df7R)

183 OSP, did CreateSpace hire someone to make your cover art? Or did you have to do it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:45 AM (fpSpD)

184 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:43 AM (fpSpD)


Sorry I didn't respond to your other post. Just got back from a hot cakes run for the youngen.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:45 AM (l86i3)

185 Geeze. Must consume coffee before posting. The article I posted was basically the first on the newsdump.

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:45 AM (fWAjv)

186 Geeze. Must consume coffee before posting. The article I posted was basically the first on the newsdump.
Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:45 AM (fWAjv)


No worries, RWC. Not reading the post before commenting -- or at least not comprehending exactly what you read -- is one of the hallmarks of being a true Moron. *firm handshake* Ya done good.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (4df7R)

187 180 National Geographic is depressing me this morning. First it was about the GI death camp the Nazis had. Now the Nazi scrapbook from Hell. Next will be about lampshades made of human skin. *thud*
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:43 AM (fpSpD)

Just wait until you see what the belts were made of.

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (fWAjv)

188 OSP, did CreateSpace hire someone to make your cover art? Or did you have to do it?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:45 AM (fpSpD)


I hired a local artist. It's actually a Painting hanging here next to my computer. I had it digitized at a local place and sent to Create Space by a PDF. The Painting ran me $400. I think it was worth it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (l86i3)

189 "As long as you can say, "Beer, please," and pay your tab, it doesn't matter WHERE you come from. No one cares. Maybe they'll stare at you suspiciously in some racially close knit communities . . .."


Otis,my man!

Posted by: Count "Boon" de Monet at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (BAS5M)

190 RWC, go back to the movie review of Looper yesterday. Even Ace had to admit people were not even reading what he posted before commenting.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (fpSpD)

191 >>How do you keep them clean enough to avoid the kind of health issues that arise from things like neti pots?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:37 AM (4df7R)

NutriBiotic makes a product called GSE (grapefruit seed extract) that is anti biotic, anti fungal, and anti viral.You can get the concentrated drops at Amazon or Vitacost (cheaper)Also good for drinking water purification and bathroom sanitizer.
I use it as a gargle in cold season. Wouldn't be without it, If you do some research on it, it will blow your mind.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 03, 2013 10:48 AM (aZ6ew)

192 “I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican
leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a
parking lot until they saw the light on gun control,” Kaul wrote. “And
if that didn’t work, I’d adopt radical measures.”


When Progressives say, "We will not tolerate the intolerant," this is what they mean.

This is what Progressives mean: "Either you agree with us 100% or we persecute you and kill you."

Posted by: edj at January 03, 2013 10:50 AM (+QKfp)

193 Well, off to the Barber, later rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:50 AM (l86i3)

194 That is what I thought OSP. Luckily know two local artists. Dunno if I want to try my hand at drawing and writing... then people might think I am like Takahashi Rumiko or Sonoda Kenichi.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:50 AM (fpSpD)

195 Catch you later OSP. Just make sure the barber is not Johnny Depp...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:51 AM (fpSpD)

196 That is what I thought OSP. Luckily know two local artists. Dunno if I want to try my hand at drawing and writing... then people might think I am like Takahashi Rumiko or Sonoda Kenichi.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:50 AM (fpSpD)

God Bless you, that was quite a sneeze.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:52 AM (l86i3)

197 LOL!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:52 AM (fpSpD)

198 Catch you later OSP. Just make sure the barber is not Johnny Depp...
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:51 AM (fpSpD)

LOL, she's not. She's a cool ole back woods hillbilly woman. She's easy to love.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 03, 2013 10:53 AM (l86i3)

199 That is what I thought OSP. Luckily know two local artists. Dunno if I want to try my hand at drawing and writing... then people might think I am like Takahashi Rumiko or Sonoda Kenichi.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:50 AM (fpSpD)


One Pound Gospel!

I've never been into manga, but I loved the drama adaptation of that one.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:53 AM (4df7R)

200 I have the translated manga of One Pound Gospel but never seen the drama. Laughing Target and Fire Tripper are two Takahashi one-shots. As opposed to Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1 or 2, and Inu-Yasha.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:55 AM (fpSpD)

201 Thirty years ago, the USSR was better known as the "Evil Empire." Fast forward to today, when its successor Russia, is apparently the "Tax Free Empire", and less socialist than France, at least to infamous millionaire expatriate Gérard Depardieu, who as reported previously has paid €145 million in taxes over 45 years, and who demonstratively decided to give up his French passport in the wake of France's socialist 75% millionaire tax (subsequently ruled unconstitutional), and as of today, has just been granted Russian citizenship.

Posted by: John D Rockefeller at January 03, 2013 10:56 AM (e8kgV)

202 Of course, agreeing with a Progressive is like trying to hit a moving target, since they are always "progressing."

To the Progressive mind, last year's Progressive beliefs are timid, and the Progressive beliefs from 10 years ago are right-wing Fascism.

Last year, same-sex marriage became a requirement. This year, it may be poly-amorous marriage, and in 2014 we will have to believe in taxpayer-funded man-boy love ranches--or be declared worse than Hitler.

Posted by: edj at January 03, 2013 11:00 AM (+QKfp)

203 From the US Court of Appeals, DC decision upheld by SCOTUS in Heller:

“To summarize, we conclude that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. That right existed prior to the formation of the new government under the Constitution and was premised on the private use of arms for activities such as hunting and self-defense, the latter being understood as resistance to either private lawlessness or the depredations of a tyrannical government (or a threat from abroad). In addition, the right to keep and bear arms had the important and salutary civic purpose of helping to preserve the citizen militia. The civic purpose was also a political expedient for the Federalists in the First Congress as it served, in part, to placate their Anti-federalist opponents. The individual right facilitated militia service by ensuring that citizens would not be barred from keeping the arms they would need when called forth for militia duty. Despite the importance of the Second Amendment’s civic purpose, however, the activities it protects are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual’s enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued or intermittent enrollment in the militia.”

Pg 53
The modern handgun—and for that matter the rifle and long-barreled shotgun—is undoubtedly quite improved over its colonial-era predecessor, but it is, after all, a lineal descendant of that founding-era weapon, and it passes Miller’s standards. Pistols certainly bear “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia.” They are also in “common use” today, and probably far more so than in 1789. Nevertheless, it has been suggested by some that only colonial-era firearms (e.g., single-shot pistols) are covered by the Second Amendment. But just as the First Amendment free speech clause covers modern communication devices unknown to the founding generation, e.g., radio and television, and the Fourth Amendment protects telephonic conversation from a “search,” the Second Amendment protects the possession of the modern-day equivalents of the colonial pistol. See, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27, 31-41 (2001) (applying Fourth Amendment standards to thermal imaging search).

Posted by: Jared Loughner at January 03, 2013 11:01 AM (e8kgV)

204 "A Disney story: at a celebration of Walt's birthday, the animation department had a special gift for him....."

My boy scout leader in SoCal was Walt's cousin. That man did more to keep me from accidentally murdering myself than anyone else alive. He was also a stickler when it came to earning badges....there was no skating with that man, if I was required to identify constellations in the night sky, I had to get them all right, and even name the more prominent stars. Ditto for everything else. Camping trips were fun with that guy...he had a way of making everything interesting. Good times!

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at January 03, 2013 11:01 AM (L7hol)

205 190 RWC, go back to the movie review of Looper yesterday. Even Ace had to admit people were not even reading what he posted before commenting.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (fpSpD)

The sad thing is is that I even clicked on the link and read the article in the newsdump. For some reason I didn't tie both of them together. I didn't read the linked one closely and was assuming it was one of the occutards that wanted to blow up that bridge.

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 11:11 AM (fWAjv)

206 No worries, RWC. Not reading the post before commenting -- or at least not comprehending exactly what you read -- is one of the hallmarks of being a true Moron. *firm handshake* Ya done good.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 03, 2013 10:47 AM (4df7R)

*sniff* One of the proudest days of my life *sniff sniff hooonnnnnk*

Posted by: RWC at January 03, 2013 11:13 AM (fWAjv)

207 140 Following are excerpts from archival interviews with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, which were posted on the Internet in 2010:
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What wonderful attitudes. We should certainly encourage people who think like that to immigrate into our countries in large numbers and influence our policies stay far away from us.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 11:14 AM (kNXeY)

208 There are some really eye-opening insights about Japanese culture in this thread. I knew the xenophobia and cultural divides ran deep, but holy hot damn. @_@

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 03, 2013 11:16 AM (xw1VU)

209 But it also means that the women who wanted to move away from their
parents -- or who were forced to do so through circumstance -- and
establish some independence and financial security for themselves before
finding a husband, are considered Old Maids. Early thirties and
unmarried? Spinster.


...so, no different from here.

Posted by: Kinder, Gentler HeatherRadish™ at January 03, 2013 11:18 AM (ZKzrr)

210 I find it fascinating that the discussion about absent fathers focuses on the absence of the father and the position that puts the single mother in.

No discussion of any possible responsibility or liability for the father having left. (the majority of divorces are initiated by the female).

Neither is there any recognition that the father's indifference could also be a result of the mother making being a part of the child's life just too difficult or even dangerous (legally) for the father.

No. We have a nation of boys being raised by women many of whom in so many ways keep the fathers at arms length or make it impossible to maintain any bond or connection sufficient to allow the father to be any kind of stabilizing influence yet the father is considered to be the fault.

This Nation is reaping what has been sown by the insane dabblings of so called "progressives" in finance, civil rights, marriage, immigration, sex education, the constant assault against religion and the government's mishandling and outright callous attitude towards family strife.

Those ARE the chickens coming home to roost.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 03, 2013 11:24 AM (3E2th)

211 Yes, Cali has lots of blue on blue legal attacks these days as the money disappears.

Now we have green on green, too! First the eco oyster farm in No Cal that the feds evicted, and now the Army has destroyed an L.A. River green park:

http://tinyurl.com/acoc82f

Guess we should just step back and let them destroy each other.

Posted by: Al Gore at January 03, 2013 11:30 AM (ZWaLo)

212 This is why I get so mad when people, both domestic and foreign, call
the United States a racist country. BULL. SHIT. As long as you can say,
"Beer, please," and pay your tab, it doesn't matter WHERE you come from.
No one cares.


This was the attitude of another bartender whose bar we ended up at that night. He was very puzzled as to why the other bar would turn down good money like that. It didn't make sense. He was very friendly and welcomed our American money all night long.

Posted by: EC at January 03, 2013 11:33 AM (GQ8sn)

213 The truth is, many American children are being raised without not just a father "absent", but for many kids, both mom and dad are "present" in their lives BUT NOT REALLY PRESENT, if you know what I mean. Having kids now is just a "check" on the "list" of "successful life experience", and the majority of parents I know have children just for their own fulfillment - not because they are really interested in parenting.

As a woman, I can say this. . . While there are some women who truly find they must work in order to make ends meet in a dual-income home, there are some who actually choose to work because they hate staying home with their young children. They will admit it outloud. (I don't know many men who even like to spend much time actually CARING - not playing or participating in activities like scouts or hunt club or gaming or sports coaching, etc. - for their children. It's hard work. I do know some very cool stay-at-home dads who have taken on the responsibilities even some women don't want.)

American parents, by and large, suck. They don't know how to actually be with their kids anymore, how to discipline or guide their children anymore, and are seemingly looking for someone else to do the parenting work they don't want to do. Yes, there are awesome parents out there, but sorry. . . offering your kid participation in every activity under the sun or driving them hither and yon to these activities IS NOT PARENTING, it's not making your child a decent well-rounded human being, and it's not really teaching your children how to be responsible and hardworking.

And how many grandmas (not just the darker-skinned grandmas) are now taking pretty much full-time care of the grandkids now? How many Yankees grannies and granpas have moved from Florida or Yankeeland into the mid-Atlantic or Southern states in order to "be close to the grandkids" and "help take care of them"? It's admirable, but geez, parents need to take care of their own kids.

American parents make me sick. There are just so many things wrong there. It's not just dad's fault that a kid goes screwy and goes on a rampage.

(Women, you desperate hoes, quit putting out to lousy men.)

Now I feel a little better.

Posted by: whobewut at January 03, 2013 12:32 PM (W5c4e)

214 @whobewut Amen, sistah.

Posted by: PJ at January 03, 2013 01:51 PM (ZWaLo)






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