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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:17 AM (5DR1j)

2 Word.

Posted by: Truman North at January 09, 2013 09:17 AM (I2LwF)

3 twitter link FAIL

Posted by: Gerry at January 09, 2013 09:18 AM (onfoH)

4 Little martyrs for the God-given and Constitutionally-protected 2nd Amendment, I'm sure they meant.

Posted by: Truman North at January 09, 2013 09:19 AM (I2LwF)

5 I'll bet Rob Parker didn't see that coming. I'll be he thought he was going to get a paid vacay.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:19 AM (GFM2b)

6 yawn

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (GVxQo)

7 Thought Pakistan's Revenge was slang for Teh Runs

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (3ZtZW)

8 To be clear, ESPN did not fire Rob Parker; they just didn't renew his contract when it expired at the end of 2012

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:22 AM (8sCoq)

9 Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:22 AM (8sCoq)

True, but there is no reason to assume that he wouldn't have received another offer had he not made his covert racism overt.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2013 09:25 AM (GsoHv)

10 Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (GVxQo)

Used decaf by mistake this morning?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2013 09:26 AM (GsoHv)

11 To be clear, ESPN did not fire Rob Parker; they just didn't renew his contract when it expired at the end of 2012


Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:22 AM (8sCoq)


This. I get irritated when I see the World's Leader in Sports Entertainment Broadcasting getting credit for something they didn't do. I'm sure there was some in house dicksuck to whom Parker reported that strongly encouraged this type of "edgy" horseshit who is still in place. Most (not all) of those cocksuckers are politically indistinguishable from Bathtub Boy.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 09:27 AM (zd6zr)

12 Muhlbauer, a Democrat from the western Iowa town of Manilla, is a cattleman and farmer. The newspaper reported that he owns a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol.

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Muhlbauer told the newspaper during a December 19 audiotaped interview. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons.”


The Second Amendment wasn't written to protect hunting weapons, it was written to protect American citizens from tyrannical government.

At the time it was written the most powerful hand-held weapon known to man was the rifled musket (also called the Kentucky or Pennsylvania rifle). That very weapon is one of the reasons we won the war, and was specifically what the drafters had in mind as a suitable defense against agents of the government.

And this dickhead is just wrong on his facts Even if you were shooting 7.62s (and very few do) that's only a .311 - what's the difference between that and a .308 hunting round? The vast majority of people shoot .223s anyway. Fucking liar.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 09, 2013 09:28 AM (bS6uW)

13 What can possibly go wrong? They told him not to go near the school.

-----

Jan 8 (Reuters) - An Alabama teen was free on bond on
Tuesday for allegedly planning to use homemade explosives in a school attack that authorities say may have been inspired by the school killings in Newtown, Connecticut, local media reported.

Derek Shrout, 17, of Russell County in eastern Alabama was released from a court appearance on Monday on $75,000 bond. He must wear an ankle monitor, stay away from Russell County High School and be monitored by a parent while using the Internet.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 09:28 AM (fWAjv)

14 Iowa Lawmaker Calls For Retroactive Gun Ban

I heard some idiot at lunch the other day saying that the Founding Fathers would never have written the 2nd Amendment if they'd known beforehand about things like Sandy Hook and Columbine.

I really wanted to laugh at the guy. If they'd known about those kinds of things, they would have asked "why weren't any teachers armed?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:29 AM (5DR1j)

15 The new Bowie song and vid are God-awful.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 09, 2013 09:30 AM (bS6uW)

16 The news dump line-up of the usual suspects. An eclectic group of misfits, reprobates, and rogues, all with a common denominator.

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 09:30 AM (BoE3Z)

17 There was a commuter ferry boat accident at pier 11 at the south street seaport.

News 4 reporter thinking it might have been the high speed ferry out of Sandy Hook New Jersey but he isn't sure.

The boat had a "hard landing".

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:30 AM (/b8+5)

18 So a few months ago, I quit reading Kotaku because I was damned tired of the leftist slant they could not help but inject into the gaming news I was after.


Today, I read in the sidebar that they have posted a list of every gun owner in NYC, and their home addresses.



...the blowback will be something fierce, I think.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 09, 2013 09:31 AM (xw1VU)

19 http://tinyurl.com/cfgeqz

link to NBC new york.

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:32 AM (/b8+5)

20 allegedly planning to use homemade explosives

BAN HOMES!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 09:32 AM (ZKzrr)

21 Rob Parker? How can they fire a Presidential appointee?

Posted by: Clemenza at January 09, 2013 09:34 AM (x59Gv)

22 >I heard some idiot at lunch the other day saying that the Founding
Fathers would never have written the 2nd Amendment if they'd known
beforehand about things like Sandy Hook and Columbine.



Then it follows they would have never written the 1st Amendment had they envisioned Michael Moore or Bill Maher

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:34 AM (8sCoq)

23 charliebrown

just sleepy today..i don't think there is enough caffeine to wake me up but i'm going to try

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 09, 2013 09:34 AM (GVxQo)

24 yeah lets make millions of lawful gun owner instant criminals. The some of the same people who want to end the war on drugs think a war on guns is a good idea. So Prohibition back in the 1920's turned small time ethnic street gangs into the mafia. The war on drugs gave us the cartels who are mutating into narco-terrorists who now control most of mexico. what do these idiots think are going to happen when they ban guns?

Posted by: we are so screwed, deliver us oh SMOD at January 09, 2013 09:35 AM (HEa5q)

25 Q: Has there been any reports of any guns being stolen after the public listing of addresses? Have there been atrocities committed with those firearms that can be directly attributed to the irresponsibility of the publishers? Would we ever hear about it? Would they care?

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:35 AM (3ZtZW)

26 allegedly planning to use homemade explosives

BAN HOMES!


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 09:32 AM (ZKzrr)


If the Founding Fathers had known what homes would be used for, they'd have banned owning property by anybody other than the state.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 09:35 AM (zd6zr)

27 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2013 09:25 AM (GsoHv)___

FEAR the power of the cornball brother!

Posted by: kallisto at January 09, 2013 09:36 AM (jm/9g)

28 It's time for a national conversation about hard-landing ferries.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 09, 2013 09:37 AM (bS6uW)

29 >>>what do these idiots think are going to happen when they ban guns?

Um. SMG's at bargain basement prices?

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:37 AM (3ZtZW)

30 It was the 8am ferry from Highland New Jersey.

They are saying that there were 300 people on board and so far there are 17 injuries.

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:38 AM (/b8+5)

31 This Gun Ban chaos is a diversion by the 3 card Monty Dealer in Charge, it will cloak some other deviate shit he will executive order under your nose...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 09, 2013 09:38 AM (x59Gv)

32 And this dickhead is just wrong on his facts Even if you were shooting 7.62s (and very few do) that's only a .311 - what's the difference between that and a .308 hunting round? The vast majority of people shoot .223s anyway. Fucking liar.

7.62 is .308. Only difference is between ball ammo & hunting tips. FMJ, Nosler Ballistic Tips, soft nose lead, etc.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:39 AM (GFM2b)

33 i wonder how many on that ferry are on the gun ownership list........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 09, 2013 09:39 AM (GVxQo)

34 >>It's time for a national conversation about hard-landing ferries.

Is that what the kids are...oh, never mind...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 09, 2013 09:39 AM (SUKHu)

35 Weird.
A weepy, alcoholic Mormon now decides certain rules don't matter?
Libertarian network? I don't have to watch that.
Still, I will give it a chance. The bar is really, really low.
Not promising at all from the mere fact-checking standpoint, however, is that Beck calls Hannity the far right. Hannity is a Catholic. Period. A guy needs to go just a little bit past that to get to The Right, much farther to the far right.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 09:39 AM (1V6Pv)

36 It was the 8am ferry from Highland New Jersey.



They are saying that there were 300 people on board and so far there are 17 injuries.


That should work out to around 1500 injury claims against the ferry operator.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 09, 2013 09:39 AM (YEelc)

37 A nation wide gun ban could very well instigate a civil war, which could initiate martial law. Where the hell is my tinfoil? Seriously, these days the line between sanity and insanity is becoming smudged. The collapse of the Republic proceeds, rapidly.

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 09:40 AM (BoE3Z)

38 8MM is 323 !!!! There goes the Mauser...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 09, 2013 09:40 AM (x59Gv)

39 No I think the gun control thing is what he's after. The rest is the head fake. Disarming a populace is the next step in the line of abuses leading to complete tyranny. We already have domestic thuggery, cops as para-military outfits, usurping of property rights, unreasonable searches, etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:40 AM (3ZtZW)

40 We are proud of Presdent Obama so rpoud of his stance that only the government should have guns in order to prptect us from criminals. Anybody that pocesses a gum should go to jail forever. This way people can get know each other better and understand that our differences make us stronger as a hole county. Three cheers for Presdent Obama !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Obamaboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 09, 2013 09:42 AM (48wze)

41 @37 never happen, those chickens will come home too roost ..

Posted by: Clemenza at January 09, 2013 09:42 AM (x59Gv)

42 Oh what fresh hell will this day bring?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 09:42 AM (XkWWK)

43 Where's the good news? FML

[rhetorical]

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2013 09:43 AM (BAS5M)

44 No I think the gun control thing is what he's after. The rest is the
head fake. Disarming a populace is the next step in the line of abuses
leading to complete tyranny. We already have domestic thuggery, cops as
para-military outfits, usurping of property rights, unreasonable
searches, etc.


I actually don't think this is too far off.

Socialist Regimes always start with two things- socialized health care and disarming the citizenry.

TFG is on track for the first. The second cannot be too far behind.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:43 AM (5DR1j)

45 Maybe the NRA can open a branch office...


... in Beijing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 09:43 AM (XkWWK)

46 Gun confiscation is for sand houses , it will never work in the pines..

Posted by: Clemenza at January 09, 2013 09:44 AM (x59Gv)

47 Morning PG, hope you day gets better. Got woken up by the cats this morning. Finally went back to bed only to be awaken about an hour ago by a stampede of paws. I once again have someone's semi-feral dogs invading my land and the cats going for the roof.

Hey media, lets ban dogs! I am sure the Founding Fathers never envisioned roving bands of militia dogs. /sarc?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 09:44 AM (AgRBF)

48 Anyone watching. There's a huge gash in the boat.

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:44 AM (/b8+5)

49 Was it a ferry or Titanic with the huge gash?

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

50 Report your guns as stolen.

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 09:46 AM (BoE3Z)

51 So they are all for ex post facto laws as long as they are the ones passing them. So noted.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 09, 2013 09:46 AM (1ml8s)

52 48, momentum, what can't it do

Posted by: Jean at January 09, 2013 09:46 AM (kdfQ/)

53 it appears anything named Sandy or with Sandy Hook in the name is doomed

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:47 AM (Dnbau)

54 The Second Amendment wasn't written to protect hunting weapons, it was written to protect American citizens from tyrannical government.
Posted by: Blacksheep at January 09, 2013 09:28 AM (bS6uW)


Maybe. This is not stated in the Constitution and would have to be demonstrated by supporting documents, like the Federalist Papers. Otherwise it's an exercise in mind-reading.

BTW--it may be worth noting that William F Buckley Jr. was skeptical of this interpretation.

Posted by: Cricket at January 09, 2013 09:47 AM (DrC22)

55 .311 bullets go through a .303 rifle.
Some of you can't handle the truth.
7.62 x 39 cartridges fire .312 bullets.
The main point is support, sight-alignment, trigger control, and follow-through.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 09:47 AM (1V6Pv)

56 It's time for a national conversation about hard-landing ferries.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 09, 2013 09:37 AM (bS6uW)




Bawney Fwank: What's this about hawd faiwies?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2013 09:48 AM (1Jaio)

57 "Seriously, these days the line between sanity and insanity is becoming smudged."

Eh, with the public and private sector unions going down the tubes, and the semi-free private markets taking a major hit, the Left finally understands that the easy money is running out. With the bills falling due, they are looking for "options".

Posted by: mrp at January 09, 2013 09:48 AM (HjPtV)

58 Tuesday for allegedly planning to use homemade explosives in a school
attack that authorities say may have been inspired by the school
killings in Newtown, Connecticut, local media reported.


Forget about me asking about jellied gas in the last thread. This is the thing that the gun banners don't understand. Just like the 9/11 "pilots" some people don't care whether they get killed in the act of terror/murder they want to commit. I went to a local high school yesterday to pick up some materials from one of the teachers. Walked in the front doors and talked to the one security guard seated behind a desk. (I've been there before and know the drill) Check in with him, state who I want to see, give him my drivers license (which of course an illegal alien can now get legally in my state) he scans it and gives you a lanyard with a copy of your license attached.

Now, if I was a mischievous MF'er, I could walk in the door, crack the seated security guard with a hammer (and that's only if I come in the door nearest him, there are 10 doors by his desk). Carry in 6 mason jars of a flammable material, walk about 50 feet into the cafeteria during lunch time with about 250 kids, and start the mayhem. This could be done before someone in the office could dial 9 on the phone.

But I didn't use a gun. So a law banning guns would be a good thing.

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2013 09:48 AM (27H0q)

59 Anyone watching. There's a huge gash in the boat.

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:44 AM (/b8+5)


Sandra Fluke was on board?

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 09:49 AM (zd6zr)

60 50, or sell them to an illegal alien named Sancho, who didn't have photo id, only a 4th generation photocopy of a SS card in the name of Ethel Kowloski, dob 1912.

Posted by: Jean at January 09, 2013 09:49 AM (kdfQ/)

61 Regarding the new Bowie song, a single speculation:
Do all the German place names in the song invoke the passage of time from WW II through the Cold War through the collapse of the Soviet System, to today's collapse of Big-Government Socialism?

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 09:50 AM (1V6Pv)

62 thanks Anna

too bad about the dog invasion....hope the cats aren't traumatized...they are pretty tough though...i'm surprised they didn't counter attack

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 09, 2013 09:50 AM (GVxQo)

63 Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:44 AM (/b8+5)


A boat? Are you calling me fat?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 09, 2013 09:50 AM (L8r/r)

64 The Xi Jinping article is interesting, especially if you view it through the lens of America's so-called "free press."

Now hundreds of people, most of them youths, have taken to the streets outside the newspaper’s headquarters protesting this latest clampdown on Chinese freedom of speech.

First off, am I the only one who finds the term "Chinese freedom of speech" oddly oxymoronic?

But moving on, here's the money shot:

The trouble for Beijing is that while opening the press and the media to a more open discussion might soothe some intellectuals, an unpredictable press could stir mass public opinion in troublesome ways. Stories about the lifestyles of senior officials, for example, or about crooked business deals involving party officials would not go down well among the overworked, underpaid laborers on whom the whole system ultimately depends.

Gosh. You mean the plebes might get fractious if the actions of their government were detailed factually in a free, uncensored press?

See, the difference between China and America in terms of freedom of the press is this: in China, they KNOW their press is government controlled. In the United States, even mentioning that the press are nothing more than Democrat apparatchiks who shamelessly spew the party is enough to brand you a wingnut.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 09:51 AM (4df7R)

65 Maybe every time one of these people screeching for the banning of guns, we should parrot them but in a Foghorn Leghorn voice.

"Now see here boy! Why this here assault rifle is just plain eeevvviiilllll!!!!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 09:51 AM (AgRBF)

66 it appears anything named Sandy or with Sandy Hook in the name is doomed


Fluke's va jay jay hardest hit.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:52 AM (GFM2b)

67 Dog shaved like a lion causes panic in Norfolk.

Idiots.


But the dogs haircut is frickin' awesome!

http://tinyurl.com/b9n9cpq

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 09:53 AM (fWAjv)

68 Well the cats weigh about 7 to 8lbs each. And the two dogs who are invading are German Shepherd size with Rottweiler coloration. Think the cats are being smart and heading for the trees if they are not forted up in the house with me.

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

69 This is not stated in the Constitution and would have to be demonstrated by supporting documents, like the Federalist Papers.

Per Merriam-Webster.

Infringe:
intransitive verb
: encroach

It doesn't matter what they "intended" (and, yes, both the Federalists and Anti-Federalists agreed that the citizenry needed to be armed against the Government), it matters what they wrote. And what they wrote was that the "Right of the People to keep and bear arms (that is: weapons) shall not be infringed (that is: encroached upon)"

The way the Amendment is written, the only Constitution restrictions you could even semi-logically make (and I submit this fails the test, too, it's just on firmer footing than the normal gun-ban arguments) is against owning non-man-portable weaponry (cannon, etc.).

I submit that it fails the test, because much of the cannon used by the Patriots was privately owned.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:54 AM (5DR1j)

70
But the dogs haircut is frickin' awesome!



http://tinyurl.com/b9n9cpq



That poor dog is going to need therapy for the rest of its life.

Posted by: EC at January 09, 2013 09:55 AM (GQ8sn)

71 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios". Thats what the fight was about. Huh. How would Garnett know?

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:55 AM (Dnbau)

72 Maybe we should ban the word "Sandy" in light of recent events

Posted by: BSR: Live from inside the Beltway at January 09, 2013 09:55 AM (CBCxo)

73 That dog and his style are adorable. Other week at a gas station near highway, this woman was walking her full sized Poodle who had the fancy French style partial shaving of all hair save strategic poofs. Beautiful dog and the woman's coat matched the dog's fur.

The ones who freaked it was a lion, SMOD can't come soon enough. What window lickers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 09:55 AM (AgRBF)

74 67
Dog shaved like a lion causes panic in Norfolk.



Idiots.





But the dogs haircut is frickin' awesome!



http://tinyurl.com/b9n9cpq
Labradoodle. A breed far smarter and more moral than any Leftist.

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 09:56 AM (BoE3Z)

75 we need sweeping, comprehensive Sandy control. She is destructions handmaiden, or something

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:56 AM (Dnbau)

76 The 2A was, and is, about tyrants.
You're either ignorant, stupid, or malevolent if you don't know that.
Source on Buckley?
"... shall not be infringed."
Btw, repeal the NFA of 1934. It is unconstitutional.
We start with a disadvantage when those who claim to love American Liberty fail to shout from the roof-tops when perfidious fools in Congress took away from us The People a really fine weapon for MOUT, namely the SMG.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 09:56 AM (1V6Pv)

77 From this Bowie fan: That new track utterly blows. Unlistenable. Who stole Ziggy?

Posted by: Cowboy at January 09, 2013 09:57 AM (tfMGP)

78 Anyone watching. There's a huge gash in the boat.
Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:44 AM (/b8+5)
Is it the SS Sandy Fluke?

Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 09:57 AM (/Mla1)

79 Or the SS Joy Behar....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 09:57 AM (AgRBF)

80 @69 Hear! Hear!
Justice Scalia is probably on our side on this question right now.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 09:58 AM (1V6Pv)

81 they will tax the bejeesus out of guns, making sure they become out of reach of the great unwashed and are reserved for the elite. Oh, and the criminals

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:58 AM (Dnbau)

82 Lets see...Fluke, Hurricane, Hook (school and now boat)...Yep we need Sandy Control now.

"ENOUGH"

Posted by: BSR: Live from inside the Beltway at January 09, 2013 10:00 AM (CBCxo)

83 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's
wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios". Thats what the fight was about.
Huh. How would Garnett know?

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:55 AM (Dnbau)


First of all, it's probably the closest that Garnett's come to picking on somebody his own size. Second, Melo's wife is probably as big of a fucking lowlife as everyone else he's ever surrounded himself with so maybe it's true. I'm wondering if the silver haired fuck Stern will insinuate himself in this to make the clown car complete.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 10:00 AM (zd6zr)

84 Labradoodle. A breed far smarter and more moral than any Leftist.

ISWYDT.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 10:01 AM (ZKzrr)

85 I guess I should take out of the closet and build my resin kit of a Seburo C-X.
http://www.poseidon.co.jp/6F/seburo-cx/cx_1.html

Then take it to a gun show.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:01 AM (AgRBF)

86 they will tax the bejeesus out of guns, making sure they become out of reach of the great unwashed and are reserved for the elite. Oh, and the criminals


Worked great with booze.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at January 09, 2013 10:01 AM (6BgmB)

87 This is not stated in the Constitution and would have to be demonstrated by supporting documents, like the Federalist Papers.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


"Security of a free State." Call me crazy, but that sounds pretty darn conclusive to me. And given that a "militia" is typically comprised of non-military individuals, this is not referring solely to an armed military. It's referring to armed citizens.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:01 AM (4df7R)

88 The lion dog is very cool

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 10:03 AM (8sCoq)

89 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios".


Nutty?

Posted by: EC at January 09, 2013 10:03 AM (GQ8sn)

90 @69 Hear! Hear!

Justice Scalia is probably on our side on this question right now.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 09:58 AM (1V6Pv)



While he's at let him open up a can of Moe Howard on Roberts.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2013 10:03 AM (1Jaio)

91 Every day the media and government are proving that what we really need is Clown Control.

Posted by: Fritz at January 09, 2013 10:03 AM (/ZZCn)

92
"Security of a free State." Call me crazy, but that sounds pretty darn conclusive to me. And given that a "militia" is typically comprised of non-military individuals, this is not referring solely to an armed military. It's referring to armed citizens.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:01 AM (4df7R)

Maybe we should form a loose Malitia and have folks sign up. Meetings and gatherings are not necessary but should be encouraged.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:03 AM (l86i3)

93 Garnett is a prick. Told a player who was bald from a medical condition he looked like a cancer patient. Told another player


"KG called me a cancer patient, I'm pissed because, u know how many people died from cancer, and he's tossing it like it's a joke,” Villanueva tweeted at the time, according to ESPN Boston. "I wouldn't even trip about that, but a cancer patient, I know way 2 many people who passed away from it, and I have a special place 4 those.”

Garnett allegedly also crossed the line in 1999 during a game on Mother’s Day, when his Minnesota Timberwolves squared off against Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.

Duncan’s mother died of cancer when he was 14, and her death was well-known to those who follow basketball.

Just before Duncan attempted two free throws, Garnett allegedly shouted, “Happy Mother’s Day, mother-----!”

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:03 AM (Dnbau)

94 I was reading that link about the retroactive ban on semi-automatics and, once again, the person who is proposing this is blaming everyone and everything but Limp Dick McLoserfuck for the killings in Newtown.


Here's the thing, though. To the extent that I can find a coherent position in Rep. Muhlbauer's comments, it is that the guns in connection with violent video games act as some type of catalyst which causes the person holding the gun who plays the violent video games to go on a killing rampage. Let us do him the great favor of giving such an assertion credence. If that is the case, then there should be such massacres on a daily basis. I would presume that while I am typing this there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people (by which he means men though note that is never explicitly stated) who are playing CoD or the like who also own semi-automatic weapons. If it is the case that it is the fault of the inanimate objects and not the person handling those objects, then by the time that I finish typing this, there should be some kind of shooting spree. If there is not, and I pray that there is not, then that rather calls into question the premise of the argument.


I do not comprehend this refusal to even contemplate that individuals have agency and will and make the choice to use a neutral object for evil purposes. It is a denial of the fundamental basis of humanity, namely that we are not animals acting on instinct but that we contain the ability to choose our own actions. Those who blame guns and violent video games and the like are, at heart, arguing that we (by which they mean men though they will never explicitly state that) are, indeed, animals who are incapable of doing anything other than responding to stimuli. Such a position is inhumane.


Let us proceed to the next step, shall we? If we are nothing but animals responding to stimuli, then why is it that Rep. Muhlbauer believes that he is immune from that? How is it that he has elevated himself to such a state that he is entitled to determine what stimuli should and should not be present for others? What evidence does he present that he has reached a higher state of evolution than those over which he wishes to exercise power? Either we are beings capable of exercising agency and free will or we are not.

Rep. Muhlbauer's position, and the position of those who are also arguing for bans on weapons, appears to have an unarticulated premise that there are different groups of homo sapiens, some that have evolved into beings with agency and those who have not. That must be the case, because otherwise why would Rep. Muhlbauer act as if he believes that he is immune to the very stimuli that he claims is overwhelming for others. Is is that he and those advocating this position are actually homo novus and not homo sapien? Surely, that must be the case because otherwise there is no explanation as to why it is that they believe that they are in the position to decide for others what stimuli is and is not capable of being resisted.

This insistence that if only x then not y is the hallmark of magical thinking, not of rational thought. I am weary of those who claim the pixies made them do it simultaneously acting as if they are the arbiters of rationality.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 09, 2013 10:04 AM (VtjlW)

95 I am confused on why my paycheck went dow? presdent Obama said only the rich would pay more. There must be something left behind from Bush and Presdent obama forgot about it. He would never raise taxes on the peoplke that voted for him.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Obamaboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 09, 2013 10:04 AM (48wze)

96 Because the world is full of bad people, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 10:04 AM (8sCoq)

97 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios". Thats what the fight was about. Huh. How would Garnett know?
Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:55 AM (Dnbau)


Pretty sure that insult was no different than some guy on an opposing team telling another player, "Hey, your mom was great in the sack last night." It's a deliberate provocation, but only idiots fall for it.

Now, if 'melo's wife really DOES taste like Honey Nut Cheerios, and if Garnett was right about that and Carmelo knows it, then I think his beef should be with his wife cheating on him, not with Garnett. But what do I know? I'm not an idiot basketball player.

Carmelo's a punk anyway.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:05 AM (4df7R)

98 BTW--it may be worth noting that William F Buckley Jr. was skeptical of this interpretation.
Posted by: Cricket at January 09, 2013 09:47 AM (DrC22)

What's the more reasonable interpretation? Hunting?

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 09, 2013 10:06 AM (FsUAO)

99 Re: not a "fan" fan, but usually enjoyed the music, once past the imcomprensible non-musical style stuff (hair, make-up, gender-bending, etc.), LOVE "TVC15" [*listens now*], and just listened once to the new piece. He's, what, 67 years old? He kind of sounded like it, not that that is a bad thing per se, but if you live that long, your perspective may lengthen to the point where the scope of history might inform the present.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 10:06 AM (1V6Pv)

100 Just before Duncan attempted two free throws, Garnett allegedly shouted, “Happy Mother’s Day, mother-----!”


Jeebus. I wouldn't be surprised to find people waiting for him outside the stadium.

Posted by: EC at January 09, 2013 10:06 AM (GQ8sn)

101 again, conservatives think the facts speak for themselves, and are loathe to tell people what to do

progs do not care about the facts, and insist you act as they do

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:06 AM (Dnbau)

102 Al Gore is not yet richer than God, but apparently he IS now richer than eeeeeevil businessman Mitt Romney. Breathless reporting on this shocking news by the MFM in 5...4...3...

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2013 10:07 AM (8wqqE)

103 Carmelo's a punk anyway.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:05 AM (4df7R)

They're collectivly nothing but punk ass pieces of shit. That's why I could care less about their stupid sport.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:08 AM (l86i3)

104 hilarious that AlGore sold his network to Big Oil. tee hee

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:08 AM (Dnbau)

105 AtC, someone should upgrade your comment to a post of its own, because everything you say is 100% spot on.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (4df7R)

106 I am confused on why my paycheck went dow? presdent
Obama said only the rich would pay more. There must be something left
behind from Bush and Presdent obama forgot about it. He would never
raise taxes on the peoplke that voted for him.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Obamaboro, Vt and Proud of it !!!!!!!!!! at January 09, 2013 10:04 AM (48wze)




MFM: Your take home pay and chocolate ration was increased comrade. Only your racism could make you think your pay decreased.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (1Jaio)

107 I say let them fight it out on the court like the thugs they are. Let them throw a few punches, it works for hockey. I may actually tune in for a game or two.

Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (/Mla1)

108 "Security of a free State." Call me crazy, but that sounds pretty darn conclusive to me. And given that a "militia" is typically comprised of non-military individuals, this is not referring solely to an armed military. It's referring to armed citizens. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:01 AM (4df7R)To anyone who is familiar with the whole militia system and the argument for and against a standing army in the early Republic, the notion that the founders meant a collective right is just plain ridiculous - the militia was every free male, and a lot of the guys who wrote the constitution thought that the militia should be the only armed force. The notion that there should be a Federal Army at all was pretty controversial,Also, the Second Amendment is based on the first article in the English Bill of Rights, which was intended to limit the power of the monarchy.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (SbPOC)

109 Yep.
"TVC 15" is the best dance song ever.
Ever.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (1V6Pv)

110 Finally started watching the Magic vs. Bird documentary from a couple years ago (thanks YouTube). Those were the days...

Posted by: lincolntf at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (ZshNr)

111 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios".

Nutty?


Nuttier than a squirrel turd?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 10:10 AM (GFM2b)

112 hilarious that AlGore sold his network to Big Oil. tee hee
Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:08 AM (Dnbau)


We have always known Algore was a phony. That whole carbon credits scam was something he would use to enrich himself further. Just think how close he was to the White House. That's some scary stuff.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:10 AM (l86i3)

113 Alexthechick, the progressive-left does not consider human beings animals driven by instinct. What they consider any human not as enlightened and as powerful as they are to be children who need to be managed and ruled. Hence trusting children with such dangerous weapons is simply not allowed, why they might hurt one of the beautiful people.

Does that work or is there too much snark in it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:10 AM (AgRBF)

114 They're collectivly nothing but punk ass pieces of shit. That's why I couldn't care less about their stupid sport.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:08 AM (l86i3)


Ditto (though I updated your comment to read "couldn't care less," because I'm a pedantic twit).

And all being said, i don't defend Garnett. He always strikes me as a nasty bastard on the court, and probably off as well.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:11 AM (4df7R)

115 OSP, your book has been scanned in this morning about 10 miles away. So its closer.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:13 AM (AgRBF)

116 I was going to say something about my personal experience with honey and women but it's far too frank for the internet

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 10:13 AM (8sCoq)

117 @94 - *applauds*

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 09, 2013 10:13 AM (YEelc)

118 We have always known Algore was a phony.

He's not alone on his side of the aisle. It's amazing how many libs get so very rich being the 'voice of the little man.'

Posted by: zsasz at January 09, 2013 10:14 AM (RDP+N)

119 Rep. Muhlbauer's position, and the position of those who are also arguing for bans on weapons, appears to have an unarticulated premise that there are different groups of homo sapiens, some that have evolved into beings with agency and those who have not.

that is true. That is how they think. Weapons for me but not for thee. I think they are going to tax the bejeesus out of guns, not ban them, in an attempt to out them out of reach of ordinary citizens

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:14 AM (Dnbau)

120 (CBS News) Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., called for a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence Wednesday on "CBS This Morning," saying, "If all we talk about is just controlling guns, which we should talk about, then we're not doing enough."

Christie said, "In New Jersey, we have the second toughest gun laws in America already," but suggested that restrictions on firearms are insufficient.
---------
Go fuck yourself fat boy. Trenton, NJ- liberal utopia.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 10:15 AM (fWAjv)

121 "Iowa Lawmaker Calls for Retroactive Gun Ban.." Only if I can call for retroactive election results.

Posted by: RushBabe at January 09, 2013 10:15 AM (tQHzJ)

122 OSP, your book has been scanned in this morning about 10 miles away. So its closer.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:13 AM (AgRBF)

My SIL just finished it. She sent me a note that said, OMG, I loved it, I can't believe you wrote that. I'm not sure if I should be offended or not.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:15 AM (l86i3)

123 "Sandy is and was above politics, and should be. And if my party is not putting it above politics, they're gonna hear from me about it."
-----------

REALLY can't stand this asshole anymore.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 10:16 AM (fWAjv)

124 Worked great with booze.

It's working better with cars. All those gov't-mandated features are just a tax on private vehicle ownership.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 10:16 AM (ZKzrr)

125 Standing army, now that really is unconstitutional.
The navy, with its marines (Tun Tavern, Baby) were established. And what is an air force but a navy of the air?
"We're not going to hold anything. Let [the enemy] do that. We're going to go through him like..."
Once we lacerate, eviscerate, burn up, and vaporize the enemy we, like Cincinnatus, go home to our hearths and orchards.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 10:16 AM (1V6Pv)

126 there are different groups of homo sapiens, some that have evolved into beings with agency and those who have not.

'Elites,' and 'proles.'

Posted by: zsasz at January 09, 2013 10:16 AM (RDP+N)

127 >>>the militia was every free male, and a lot of the guys who wrote the constitution thought that the militia should be the only armed force. The notion that there should be a Federal Army at all was pretty controversial,

Familiar with this through extensive reading in history as well. I see no Representatives proposing eliminating the Army in favor of a free Militia however.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 10:17 AM (3ZtZW)

128 OSP, unless you seek trouble take it as a compliment.

The person I most compare the liberal elites in their cityscape redoubts and armed bodyguards to is a character from the Decameron. Her name is Francesca or as her uncle calls her Cesca. She just can not ever ever understand why the people she encounters can't be as perfect as she is.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:20 AM (AgRBF)

129 OSP, unless you seek trouble take it as a compliment.

Yeah, I will. She's coming to visit us at the end of the month. She's pretty cool for an SIL.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:21 AM (l86i3)

130 Alexthechick, the progressive-left does not consider human beings animals driven by instinct. What they consider any human not as enlightened and as powerful as they are to be children who need to be managed and ruled. Hence trusting children with such dangerous weapons is simply not allowed, why they might hurt one of the beautiful people.

I'd go a step further and say that regressives believe that we are all the products of our environment. No one is "born bad" just as no one is "born good." It's the environment in which we grow and develop that makes us into the people we are. Even as adults, if our environment is properly modified, then bad behavior, too, can be modified. Hence the push for "rehabilitation" in prisons rather than "punishment," even for the worst, most unapologetic criminals. An environment saturated with violent video games, according to the regressives, leads to a world in which children grow up believing that violence is "cool" and "okay." The fact that they themselves think violence is bad means that they were formed by a GOOD environment, either raised by bleeding heart liberals or rescued from their errant lives of meaningless squalor by other bleeding heart liberals. Anyone who does not agree with them, then, is the product of a BAD environment, and must be removed for the well-being of all the other malleable minds out there.

My question is this: if this is true, and violent video games leads to violence, then why are all of our kids so fat and stupid? You'd think the popularity of Mario would make kids want to run around and jump a lot, not to mention grow up to be gainfully employed as plumbers. Heck, Mario gets tons of money and gets to hook up with the princess in the end of every game. How is that not a good thing?

And as for the stupid part, don't all these Leap Frog-style learning games mean that our children should be BRILLIANT? How come they're graduating high school with worse literacy skills than the untutored waifs of Dickensian London?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:21 AM (4df7R)

131 I haven't had the chance to read the comments on that article by Klaven that Ace posted yesterday about how things aren't as bad as they seem.

Fuck that noise.

They are. And they will get worse. The natural state of man is solitary, nasty, brutish and short. We are devolving toward our natural state.

That article is more of the rationalization to delay action conservative "leaders" have gotten so good at over the years. It's the former QB sitting to pee because his wife yells at him about sprinkles and he figures just one more indignity (in a long line of indignities) is worth suffering rather than divorce. The same thing he said when she told him he couldn't hang out with his best man and college roommate anymore because he smokes. The same thing he said when she told him she was going to watch her Oprah on Sunday afternoon 'cause that's the only day she has time instead of letting him watch football.

That thing is more of the "all is well," "not the hill to die on," "Jesus take the wheel" bullshit that got us where we are today.

Yeah, we'll fix everything when our new Reagan or Giuliani comes along. Right.

But until then, let's not do anything.

We cannot legislatively repeal one single, worthless, useless, out-dated law--ANY LAW--and yet, a "great man of history" is going to come along and save us?

Thing is, today this "great man" will overlook filing his declaration of candidacy in triplicate in the basement room of the annex to the old county courthouse in Bumblefuck, IA, and (because there isn't a "D" after his name) they'll rule he cannot appear on the ballot statewide. Or some other bullshit mechanism the established have emplaced to ensure just such a result.

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 09, 2013 10:21 AM (imtbm)

132
huge gash?

Hello?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at January 09, 2013 10:21 AM (ma1sf)

133 OT but important. From previous thread:
Now, if that policy changes, or the tags become something other than
basic RFID tags, that would be a different situation. As it is? I just
can't get riled.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (5DR1j)



Why is this different from a student ID in college. In a lot of
schools, all you need to do is have your student ID in your wallet,
close to the card reader to have doors and such open. Why not a simple
ID card instead of a dog tag around your neck?

Check out bottom of page for another article. This one SHOULD scare you!

http://tinyurl.com/bjka33h

Posted by: justbecause at January 09, 2013 10:22 AM (scLNg)

134 atc, I think you should become a coblogger around here. o.o


That was an eloquent takedown, iron fist under silk glove stuff right there.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 09, 2013 10:23 AM (xw1VU)

135 I realize Christie's trying to get reelected, but c'mon man never go full retard

Posted by: BSR: Live from inside the Beltway at January 09, 2013 10:23 AM (CBCxo)

136 Cuomo's father was going to be the next President. Then he dissed the NRA and called hunters a bunch of guys who get drunk all weekend and lie to their wives about where they were. And there went his presidential aspirations, down like a duck somebody shot at and hit. They learn nothing.

Posted by: SurferDoc at January 09, 2013 10:23 AM (6H6FZ)

137 If we're calling for retroactive gun bans, can we try retroactive abortion?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 09, 2013 10:24 AM (uiI1p)

138 HERE IS expert linguistic analysis of the 2nd Amendment. I think you all will enjoy reading this.

http://is.gd/dqY68p

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 10:25 AM (8sCoq)

139 Thank you, RoyalOil. +1000

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 10:26 AM (3ZtZW)

140 So is this a new record to defenestrate a tool's position on gun control?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:26 AM (AgRBF)

141 AtC, someone should upgrade your comment to a post of its own, because everything you say is 100% spot on.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:09 AM (4df7R)



Thank you. Of course, after dropping the homo novus line, now I can't get ohhh the pet store out of my head.

http://youtu.be/CTFK91YyCGw

That's one of my favorite Penny outfits.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:27 AM (VtjlW)

142 ESPN (sorta) did a good thing? I was so sure they were going to sneak that racist back on the air.

Posted by: Shoot Me at January 09, 2013 10:27 AM (qiXMt)

143 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:27 AM (VtjlW)

Yep, very well done.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:28 AM (l86i3)

144 Professional basketball needs to reflect upon its rich history in MesoAmerica, and redouble its efforts to embrace a past tradition whereupon after each contest, the losers were summarily butchered.

Posted by: Fritz at January 09, 2013 10:28 AM (/ZZCn)

145 Professional basketball needs to reflect upon its rich history in MesoAmerica, and redouble its efforts to embrace a past tradition whereupon after each contest, the losers were summarily butchered.
Posted by: Fritz at January 09, 2013 10:28 AM (/ZZCn)

Yeah, like the soccer team in Iraq under Sadaam.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:28 AM (l86i3)

146 Fritz, that is the Mayan way after all.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:29 AM (AgRBF)

147 Is it safe to come out, or are all the despair bears still complaining?

Posted by: K-Bob at January 09, 2013 10:29 AM (2XEg8)

148 Is it safe to come out, or are all the despair bears still complaining?
Posted by: K-Bob at January 09, 2013 10:29 AM (2XEg

LOL, I see a marketing niche for sad teddy Bears.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:30 AM (l86i3)

149 Fritz, that is the Mayan way after all.


Posted by: Anna Puma

It's a Mayan thing, you wouldn't understand.

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2013 10:31 AM (27H0q)

150 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios".


What the hell did I walk into here?

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 09, 2013 10:31 AM (DGIjM)

151 hilarious that AlGore sold his network to Big Oil. tee hee
Arab Big Oil that wants to see the U.S. (and Canada) never exploit oil and natural gas resources.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2013 10:31 AM (ORGYc)

152 I tend to avoid The Blaze. If they are doing an overhaul, they should tighten their web delivery. It's not as bad as CBSLocal, but it's a resource hog.


No doubt, they will fix it because some guy wrote about it in the comment section ;-)

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2013 10:31 AM (z9HTb)

153 No its not safe to come out. But the brave accept the risk of a mere 'flesh wound' and gladly battle upon the field of combat. Wounding each other's ego with rapier stabs of wit or sheer bludgeoning due to being obtuse. So be a smarty and join the Raptor Party!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (AgRBF)

154 What the hell did I walk into here?
Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 09, 2013 10:31 AM (DGIjM)

It aint Hot Air.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (l86i3)

155 Yep, very well done.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:28 AM (l86i3)



Thanks! Sooooo, I hear this rumor that you wrote a book - is it out on kindle yet? How about now? *nosepresses*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (VtjlW)

156 151
hilarious that AlGore sold his network to Big Oil. tee hee
Arab Big Oil that wants to see the U.S. (and Canada) never exploit oil and natural gas resources.


Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2013 10:31 AM (ORGYc)
Eh, whores do what whores do.

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (BoE3Z)

157 ...North American sources that is. See ya all in about 7 hours.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (ORGYc)

158 So is this a new record to defenestrate a tool's position on gun control?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:26 AM (AgRBF)


Heh. I bet most idiot's for gun control wouldn't even know what "defenestrate" means. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, since it SOUNDS like some kind of horribly painful method of castration.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (4df7R)

159 I clicked the link on the Alex Jones thing. It looks like Glenn Beck is catching a lot of flack for pointing out the obvious: if Jones isn't an agent provocateur/false flag type guy for the other side, he might as well be.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 09, 2013 10:33 AM (BIJKO)

160 Thanks! Sooooo, I hear this rumor that you wrote a book - is it out on kindle yet? How about now? *nosepresses*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:32 AM (VtjlW)


Well, I just did the kindle "Paperwork and my publishers "Paperwork" and now they are telling me three weeks. It was everything I could do not to lose my shit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:34 AM (l86i3)

161 Kevin Garnett told Carmelo Anthony that Carmelo's wife "tasted like honey nut cheerios".


Someone mentioned Vic Mackey yesterday. Also coming to mind is Paul Newman's character in Slapshot

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2013 10:34 AM (z9HTb)

162 Especially since lately it seems like the "libertarians" like him have been much more effective at supressing the conservative vote (along the "there ain't a dime's worth of difference" theory) than actually doing anything constructive. Eventually it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 09, 2013 10:34 AM (BIJKO)

163 126
there are different groups of homo sapiens, some that have evolved into beings with agency and those who have not.


'Elites,' and 'proles.'

Hand vs. Head? I finally watched Metropolis on Netflix last night, with all that new footage they found in Brazil; absolutely fantastic. The story seems more and more relevant, no matter how much time passes.

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2013 10:35 AM (8wqqE)

164 It was everything I could do not to lose my shit.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:34 AM (l86i3)



Would you like to borrow Ripper?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:35 AM (VtjlW)

165 "Just call him Al Gorezeera."

Current TV staff meets the new boss and the old boss is a no show.
http://tinyurl.com/a53n7s7

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:35 AM (AgRBF)

166 Especially since lately it seems like the "libertarians" like him have been much more effective at supressing the conservative vote


That's not true. He begged people to get out and vote for Romney. That is if you are talking about Glenn Beck.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (l86i3)

167 alex the chick does not bore me.
I would be happy to have her on my team in a firefight.
an honorary "Semper Fi" to you ma'am.

Posted by: USMC8541 at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (sGtp+)

168 Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, since it SOUNDS like some kind of horribly painful method of castration.


I bet you get bonus points if the defenestratee gets glass shards in their nutsack.

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (z9HTb)

169 Free men and women make their own decisions about their personal protection needs. Government proposes, Colt disposes.

Posted by: SurferDoc at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (6H6FZ)

170 Posted by: USMC8541 at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (sGtp+)


Thank you! That is a high compliment indeed.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (VtjlW)

171 @165 Al Gorezeera!
Brilliant!

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (1V6Pv)

172 LizLem, the South American footage certainly fleshes out the story. Explains how everything went sideways because the worker in Jon's place found Yoshiwara.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (AgRBF)

173 165
"Just call him Al Gorezeera."

Current TV staff meets the new boss and the old boss is a no show.
http://tinyurl.com/a53n7s7


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:35 AM (AgRBF)
It was a "working luncheon" of goat soup, falafel, and stoning.

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (BoE3Z)

174
Would you like to borrow Ripper?
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:35 AM (VtjlW)

Wow, that's a high honor. I wouldn't be able to control myself. My target area would expand too much.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (l86i3)

175 I bet you get bonus points if the defenestratee gets glass shards in their nutsack.
Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (z9HTb)


*CACKLE*

Now, if the defenestratee is a FEMALE...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (4df7R)

176 Beck is 100% correct about Alex Jones. The guy is a raving lunatic who will be a useful idiot real-life-strawman for the left.

Piers is a tool but he knows how to play people; Alex Jones is the best thing that ever happened to him

Posted by: BSR: Live from inside the Beltway at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (CBCxo)

177 OSP, I thought everything was already in the works for the digital stuff. So what threw a spanner in the works?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:39 AM (AgRBF)

178 I think what people seem to be forgetting is that Ted Nugent was on with Piers before Alex Jones, and LaPierre was on before Ted.

We can see the progression here. He wants folks to remember Jones and forget LaPierre. In fact, the Nuge was the better "spokesman" of the three. He didn't wander into all the wierd crap. He just said, "Drop. Dead."

Golf claps for succinctness. Well done, Tedly.

Posted by: K-Bob at January 09, 2013 10:39 AM (2XEg8)

179 169
Free men and women make their own decisions about their personal protection needs. Government proposes, Colt disposes.


Posted by: SurferDoc at January 09, 2013 10:36 AM (6H6FZ)
Sometimes it does come down to "they play their games, and I play mine."

Posted by: tubal at January 09, 2013 10:39 AM (BoE3Z)

180 Now, if the defenestratee is a FEMALE...


Ponder it: Glass shards.


How tight are your knees about now?

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2013 10:40 AM (z9HTb)

181 Iowa lawmaker calls for retroactive gun ban, confiscation of semi-automatic weapons

http://preview.tinyurl.com/b6eoryw


With this brave lawmaker's vision, Iowa can become as safe as Chicago.

Posted by: zsasz at January 09, 2013 10:40 AM (RDP+N)

182 "That's not true. He begged people to get out and vote for Romney. That is if you are talking about Glenn Beck."

No, I was talking about Jones.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 09, 2013 10:40 AM (BIJKO)

183 Please, Dear God, don't let Beck become a gatekeeper of the truth.
He's still a Mormon.
Angel Moroni?!? I thought that was the jock atop the classy 3-year old, Nuvo Reesh, in the opener at Belmont Tuesday.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (1V6Pv)

184 123 RWC,

welcome aboard, fuck krispy kreme

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (LRFds)

185 Oh the Al Gore stuff, I've always found it hilarious that Al Gore was some kind of noble fighter for the little guy. The Gores own roughly half of Tennessee. Al did not precisely grow up in poverty.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (VtjlW)

186 Just imagine how different this 2A national conversation would be going if the framers hadwritten this as well:

. . . the right of women to have abortions shall not be infringed.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (BAS5M)

187 Maybe I should not have used the word defenestrate. Some are absolutely giddy over it.

Yeah "Just call him Al Gorezeera" the writer should coblog here just for that sentence.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (AgRBF)

188 OSP, I thought everything was already in the works for the digital stuff. So what threw a spanner in the works?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:39 AM (AgRBF)


When I got my second proof, they missed two corrections, nothing big. They said they would be happy to fix it and they did. What I didn't know was that it stopped the digital coversion until they corrected the proof. Two weeks up a haogs ass.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (l86i3)

189 TSR Games is hereby owed a sum of forty and three gold sovereigns, for the use of patented character names.

Posted by: The Lawyers of Greyhawk Expansion set at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (dSLWM)

190 With this brave lawmaker's vision, Iowa can become as safe as Chicago.
Posted by: zsasz at January 09, 2013 10:40 AM (RDP+N)

What the hell is wrong with Iowa?

Iowa?!!! Get your shit together, Iowa.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (DGIjM)

191 yes, there is a book out on Gore, from before he ran for President called "The Prince of Tennessee"

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (Dnbau)

192 Alex Jones and Piers Morgan together wouldn't amount to a pimple on my ass. Nobody with a life knows who the hell they are.

Posted by: SurferDoc at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (6H6FZ)

193 Al did not precisely grow up in poverty.


Opposing civil rights runs in the family.

Posted by: fluffy at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (z9HTb)

194 Yeah, I spelled it worng.

Posted by: K-Bob at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (2XEg8)

195 "That's not true. He begged people to get out and vote for Romney. That is if you are talking about Glenn Beck."

No, I was talking about Jones.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 09, 2013 10:40 AM (BIJKO)

Then I will have to agree with you 100%

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (l86i3)

196 >No, I was talking about Jones.


Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 09, 2013 10:40 AM (BIJKO)

Careful with my good name. I shall need it later, unsullied.

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 10:42 AM (8sCoq)

197 OSP, ah that explains it. This is Create Space correct? Associate of Amazon? How did you manfully resist the urge to tell them that Amazon has other tools to digitally create the book that you can use.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:45 AM (AgRBF)

198
I heard some idiot at lunch the other day saying that the Founding Fathers would never have written the 2nd Amendment if they'd known beforehand about things like Sandy Hook and Columbine.
==========
And they would have never added that Roe vs. Wadelanguageif they knew there would be an abortion every 94 seconds!

Posted by: Jay at January 09, 2013 10:45 AM (3LaGb)

199 Alex Jones is a cretinous, odious 9-11 denying turd.

The fact that Piers had to stoop that low to get someone he could look good against speaks volumes.

Posted by: zsasz at January 09, 2013 10:46 AM (RDP+N)

200 Got a laff at some of the comments at Beck's site. "Alex Jones tells it like it is, man!"

So apparently a lack of governor on one's yap is a virtue.

Posted by: K-Bob at January 09, 2013 10:46 AM (2XEg8)

201 who is alex jones? he sounds like a nut and a truther to boot, BIRM. who elevated him to standard bearer?

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:46 AM (Dnbau)

202 OSP, ah that explains it. This is Create Space correct? Associate of Amazon? How did you manfully resist the urge to tell them that Amazon has other tools to digitally create the book that you can use.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:45 AM (AgRBF)

Yeah, I was ignorant about that. Unfortunatly, they have already cashed the check. I can't really complain, they have been really good to me for the most part. They spend time teaching me stuff and excusing my ignorance. They have covered my ass more than once.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:47 AM (l86i3)

203 When I got my second proof, they missed two corrections, nothing big. They said they would be happy to fix it and they did. What I didn't know was that it stopped the digital coversion until they corrected the proof. Two weeks up a haogs ass.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:41 AM (l86i3)



Dude. I could have done it in calibre in like 20 seconds.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:47 AM (VtjlW)

204 Neu Thread Zuruck!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:48 AM (AgRBF)

205 Dude. I could have done it in calibre in like 20 seconds.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 09, 2013 10:47 AM (VtjlW)


You could have. I'm learning. I have another book in the works. I am learning everyday.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 10:49 AM (l86i3)

206 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 09, 2013 10:37 AM (AgRBF)

It does! It almost felt like seeing a brand new film. Loved all the new bits, and I was amazed at how good a lot of the footage looks after all this time.

Posted by: LizLem at January 09, 2013 10:50 AM (8wqqE)

207 colonials like the founders were well acquainted with massacres in their time, they were already fighting native americans. Armed militias fighting groups of attacking indians intensified in CT in 1622-37. FRom the state of CT website:

For fighting Indians, colonial governments were in no position to form professional armies, even had the nature of Indian warfare lent itself to such a practice. Instead they fell back on the ancient British tradition of the militia.

This tradition took on new vitality in America ... Each of the thirteen colonies, except for Pennsylvania where Quaker influence was dominant, enacted laws providing for a compulsory militia organization, generally based on the principle of the Saxon fyrd that every able-bodied free male from sixteen to sixty should render military service.

Each member of the militia was obligated to appear for training at his county or town seat a certain number of days each year, to provide himself with weapons, and to hold himself in readiness for call in case of Indian attack or other emergency.

Each colony maintained its separate militia establishment, and each concentrated on the problems of protecting or extending its own frontiers; co-operation among the militias of the various colonies was confined to specific expeditions in which two or more colonies had an interest.

The militia was by and large a local institution, administered in county and town or township under the general militia laws of each colony. It was closely integrated with the social and economic structure of colonial society.

Colonials knew all about massacres and needed an armed populace to defend against them.

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 10:54 AM (Dnbau)

208 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 09, 2013 10:04 AM (VtjlW)

Well said.

I wish to apply for an immigration visa to Alextopia.

Posted by: KG at January 09, 2013 10:55 AM (p7BzH)

209 189 Greyhawk Lawwailer's guild,


there is NO aggro like Lawyer aggro

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 10:59 AM (LRFds)

210 Alex Jones and Piers Morgan and Godwalk into a bar. The bartender say "whata ya have?"

God says "I have two mistakes what about you?

Posted by: polynikes at January 09, 2013 11:06 AM (m2CN7)

211 Another link for the dump:

It's cold in California so that means you either turn up your now expensive heat or freeze.

Our commissars in the AQMD are banning fireplace burning all over, and have banned fireplaces period in new homes.

http://tinyurl.com/b8tr4w4

Posted by: PJ at January 09, 2013 11:28 AM (ZWaLo)

212 211 PJ,

fireplaces will kill Gaia.....they are saving us....never mind God pollutes more than us everyday MOTHER EARTH CANNOT TAKE IT!

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 11:35 AM (LRFds)

213 Today is Richard Nixon's 100th birthday

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 09, 2013 11:37 AM (mLXaN)

214 the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

It says THE PEOPLE, not THE MILITIA to keep and bear arms. English mutha fucka, do you speak it? The Founders did.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at January 09, 2013 12:13 PM (UU0OF)

215 Start making AR-15s with wood stocks and internal magazines. Problem solved. No more scary guns.

Posted by: ElKomandante at January 09, 2013 12:28 PM (Q0ji5)

216 ALLEGED TIP LEFT AT RESTAURANT GOES VIRAL: NO GRATUITY BECAUSE OBAMA INSISTS ‘I PAY MY FAIR SHARE’

http://tinyurl.com/am6dl56

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 12:31 PM (/b8+5)

217 sven, in SF they have burning monitors who drove around on Christmas Even citing people who had their fireplaces burning. Of course, they were driving a govt-owned Prius.

I hate California.

Posted by: PJ at January 09, 2013 01:47 PM (ZWaLo)

218 Remember when those teachers in NJ prayed for Christie's heart attack? I'd like to attend their next Sunday service.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 09, 2013 02:49 PM (7h5MH)






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