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1 Fart!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at February 19, 2013 09:05 AM (S0MmL)

2 It's cold and lonely in here.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 19, 2013 09:06 AM (YYyqq)

3 Amazing how neither of the sponsors of the WA bill had read it...and how some random staffer just happened to throw the part about warrantless searches in.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 19, 2013 09:07 AM (L8r/r)

4 some random staffer just happened to throw the part about warrantless searches in.
Posted by: Country Singer at February 19, 2013 09:07 AM (L8r/r)

Sounds like he/she has a bright future in the Federal Gov?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2013 09:09 AM (9Bj8R)

5 He's (the thread) dead, Jim.

Posted by: "Doc" McCoy at February 19, 2013 09:11 AM (V70Uh)

6 Good morning, morons!

Flu has hit Casa Y-not. Thus far, I haven't caught it, but husband is a mess.

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:12 AM (5H6zj)

7 New York Teacher's Pension Fund Divests From Gun Companies

Yet another example of how fucking STUPID unions are. "Hmm, we're struggling to make our pension obligations... Gun manufacturers and sellers are having an almost unprecedented boom right now, which makes them a good bet in terms of investment, at least in the short term. And if our teachers or adminstrative staff in Sandy Hook had had some guns on them they might have been able to stop Tiny Dick Babykiller before he killed all those people... But darn it, we think guns are scary! No investments for you!"

Fucking idiots.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:13 AM (4df7R)

8 Where's the story about the O spending his vacay with Reggie "love muscle" Love?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 19, 2013 09:14 AM (UrENZ)

9 "Hmm, we're struggling to make our pension obligations... but who cares? We'll just tax the kids we're not teaching to read to make up for it.

FIFY.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 09:14 AM (/kI1Q)

10 EPA Releases Heavily Redacted E-mails From Lisa Jackson's Private Account

They have no right to redact shit, The EPA is not the CIA.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 09:14 AM (l86i3)

11 Sounds like the pattern they used to slip crap into Obamacare. Must stay on guard!

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 19, 2013 09:14 AM (ICCss)

12 Of course Barry deserves a pay raise. Why he's done such a wonderful job as prezzy. He's got the economy humming along and he hasn't rested not once until everyone who wants a job has one. If things got any better we'd be in a depression so of course junior should get paid more.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 19, 2013 09:15 AM (1Jaio)

13 "The provision for the sheriff to come into your home and randomly inspect it is perfectly legitimate. Seriously, who the heck would have a problem with it unless you plan to store your gun improperly / unsafely, which should be illegal? You are a disgusting human being if you do not support this bill."


This is so sad. .Gov won't even need guns for some to jump in the cattle cars.

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 09:15 AM (fWAjv)

14 I'm amazed that there wasn't more damage and carnage in Russia from that meteor. Damn. 10,000 tons? Even though it blew up before final impact that just means LOTS of pieces hitting the earth instead of one huge mass. If that had happened ANYWHERE on the east coast of the US I'm convinced we'd still be counting bodies.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:16 AM (4df7R)

15 Alec Baldwin could probably use a good bitch slap now and again, but this "hate crime" nonsense is taking it too far.

Posted by: Fritz at February 19, 2013 09:17 AM (UzPAd)

16 Latest gun control outrage I heard this morning was a proposed law to require $1 million worth of liability insurance if you own a gun. I'm unsure it that means guns plural or per gun purchased, and this may be NY specific.

Also, some Counties are beginning to puch back on the NY SAFE law and have stated they will not enforce it. Not mine, unfortunately.

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Trigger Finger at February 19, 2013 09:17 AM (3ZtZW)

17 SE Cupp apparently wasn't breast-fed as a child. Her latest attention-getting effort here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/won-rushed-article-1.1267200

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:17 AM (5H6zj)

18 Alec Baldwin is an asshole, and maybe a racist, but there's no indication he only hates black fotogs.

Schadenfreude or not, that isn't justice.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 19, 2013 09:19 AM (xAtAj)

19 14 MWR

It entered at a shallow angle and exploded high up in the atmosphere. If it had come in at a steeper angle, it could have taken out the city. Its explosive yield was about 500 kilotons, compared to less than 20 for Hiroshima.

The residents of Chelyabinsk are the luckiest people on Earth at the moment.

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2013 09:19 AM (zoehZ)

20 Yeah because the biggest problem with R candidates is that they don't denounce unelected radio hosts enough.

Yep.

Aside from the Fluke thing, Rush hasn't done anything particularly damaging.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 19, 2013 09:20 AM (xAtAj)

21
Alec Baldwin could probably use a good bitch slap now and again, but this "hate crime" nonsense is taking it too far.

Oh no, I'm all for prosecuting Baldwin to the fullest extent of the law. Make an example out of him and put him under the jail. He's a raving leftard and bears responsibility for the shit that passes for our current form of government.

Of course, hate crimes are bullshit, but that's sorta my point.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 09:20 AM (+z4pE)

22 Alec Baldwin could probably use a good bitch slap now and again, but this "hate crime" nonsense is taking it too far.
Posted by: Fritz at February 19, 2013 09:17 AM (UzPAd)


Yep, it is. But the fact is that this kind of "hate crime" prosecution is exactly the sort of thing idiot regressives like Baldwin have been lobbying for for decades. I find it detestable and anti-American, but Baldy didn't seem to mind when he wasn't the one affected.He should live and die by the laws he himself asked for. Maybe afterwards he'd figure out why having such laws on the books is a BAD thing.

I said maybe. The man's too stupid to ever have that kind of brainstorm.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:21 AM (4df7R)

23 DC could have used that warning shot that Chelyabinsk got.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 19, 2013 09:22 AM (xAtAj)

24 I am late to the site, so don't know if Vic put this up in the early morning news thread. Sorry if it is a repeat, but people better read this and start paying attention:

How the Left Dupes Conservative Voters

http://tinyurl.com/b8csbg5

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 19, 2013 09:22 AM (GoIUi)

25 >>>DC could have used that warning shot that Chelyabinsk got.

Can you picture the whinefest that follows something like that? The rioting greenies, the FEMA scrambling, the Congressional grandstanding, dragging NASA officials up for grilling on national TV, and the endless moronic crap from trash TV cable news? No thanks.

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Trigger Finger at February 19, 2013 09:24 AM (3ZtZW)

26
Research published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that differences in opinion between 'Lefties' and 'Righties' may reflect specific physiological processes.

From the article: "Other scans have shown that brain regions associated with risk and uncertainty, such as the fear-processing amygdala, differ in structure in liberals and conservatives. And different architecture means different behavior. Liberals tend to seek out novelty and uncertainty, while conservatives exhibit strong changes in attitude to threatening situations. The former are more willing to accept risk, while the latter tends to have more intense physical reactions to threatening stimuli."

slahdot / plosone.org
http://tinyurl.com/ceb8u4c




Now when we get sent to the Federal Special Medical camp for our mandatory brain adjustment, I call top bunk.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 19, 2013 09:24 AM (kdS6q)

27 Amazing how neither of the sponsors of the WA bill had read it...and how some random staffer just happened to throw the part about warrantless searches in.


Want to stop that shit in the future? Penalty for writing or signing on to an unconstitutional bill, especially one you don't bother to read & vet?
Rope necktie. Put some real skin in the game.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 09:25 AM (GFM2b)

28 Leave my Daddy alone!!

Posted by: rude, thoughtless little pig at February 19, 2013 09:26 AM (xWXuI)

29 26 - more liberal chest-beating. blahblahblah

Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Trigger Finger at February 19, 2013 09:27 AM (3ZtZW)

30 The other point that the reaction to my Rush comments proves is that conservatives continue to view criticism (even the constructive kind) through a lens of ideological suspicion. Even though I defended conservative principles as right, strong and popular, and explicitly said this isn’t about casting strident conservatives out of the party but reworking our messaging, SE Cupp

Really you stupid twat, The dems are eating our lunch because they defend each other come what may. I don't remember your Dumb ass attacking Hillary Clinton after screaming at Ron Johnson when he made an ovious point. Your 15 minutes are over bitch. Enjoy the cocktail parties, I hope you marry up.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 09:27 AM (l86i3)

31 Alec Baldwin is an asshole, and maybe a racist, but there's no indication he only hates black fotogs.Schadenfreude or not, that isn't justice.
Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 19, 2013 09:19 AM (xAtAj)


Nope, it's not. But as you said, Baldwin is an equal opportunity piece of bigoted filth. With all the rants he's gone on against otherwise innocent people, why is it only now that he's being investigated on possible hate crime charges? Because he happened to use particularly vile slurs against a black person. Why should that be any more worthy of prosecution than vicious tirades against a white person? The answer is it shouldn't. Hate crimes are bullshit. A crime is a crime regardless of the victim. Either all of Baldwin's "victims" from the past deserve their shot at him in court, or none of them do. I personally fall on the side of "none of them," except in instances where he actually physically assaulted someone. But apparently the "great" city of New York doesn't share my view.

I don't expect anyone on the left to recognize this for the cooked up bit of hot shit that it is, though. They'll wail and cry about freedom of speech while completely ignoring their own hypocrisy. In other words, they'll do the same damn thing they do every g-ddamn day.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:28 AM (4df7R)

32 Research published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that differences in
opinion between 'Lefties' and 'Righties' may reflect specific
physiological processes.



Lefties also have much more highly developed nuance decoders than conservatives and they possess the natural ability to be hip.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 19, 2013 09:29 AM (j8+bY)

33
"Amazing how neither of the sponsors of the WA bill had read it"
What's really "amazing" (ok, pathetic) is that no one is outraged that this is SOP...
Oh, and SECupp? No offense, but who thought that Megan McCracked's spiritual sister was "conservative"? David Frum?

Posted by: Jess1 at February 19, 2013 09:29 AM (lbiWb)

34 There was nothing constructive about Miss Hornrims calling the leading conservative radio voice dangerous and crazy.

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:30 AM (5H6zj)

35 The irony, is her husband, is a former lobbyist for the NRA, staffer for some Senator now, they stand by their fake Cherokees, the phony Marine, the comic from SNL, who failed to pay taxes in 30 states.

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 19, 2013 09:30 AM (Jsiw/)

36 All I have to do to get depressed each morning is read the links selected for the AoS morning News Dump. If I read the actual link contents or the comments, I quickly become clinically depressed; however, I hope to be allowed to walk the Institute grounds this afternoon, preferably unsupervised.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:30 AM (Cnqmv)

37 Future world:
It was a grey morning, wet and cold. Traveling to work via the government approved route, I had to clear three heavily armed checkpoints. At each, gun alerting mechanized dogs "sniffed" my clothing and vehicle. Gray coated officers with no expression invasively searched me and my vehicle for weapons. This even despite the absence of any activaton of the vehicle's mandatroy government weapon sensor. Could they read my guilty conscience? Did they know about our tribe, one of the last, that hoarded weapons in secret locations? Only time would tell.....

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 19, 2013 09:32 AM (wbmaj)

38 http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/hard-hitting-tv-anchor-charged-with-trying-to-strangle-his-wife/




So I did what any good Moron would do, I searched for the wife. Ashley Morrison. Also a news anchor. And teh hawt.



http://tinyurl.com/atgg2zw

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:32 AM (da5Wo)

39
Lefties also have much more highly developed nuance decoders than conservatives and they possess the natural ability to be hip.

Posted by: Cicero




The genetic preposition to narrow hips in the liberal male allow them to wear naturally more fashionable girl jeans.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 19, 2013 09:32 AM (kdS6q)

40 Can you picture the whinefest that follows something like that? The rioting greenies, the FEMA scrambling, the Congressional grandstanding, dragging NASA officials up for grilling on national TV, and the endless moronic crap from trash TV cable news? No thanks.
Posted by: Bigby's Itchy Trigger Finger at February 19, 2013 09:24 AM (3ZtZW)


God, I know. It would be nonstop media bullshit from here until at LEAST July. Idiots would get up on podiums in front of blistering news cameras and flashbulbs and say that the only reason the meteor didn't burn up in the atmosphere was because we've weakened our ozone layer over the years with greenhouse gases. Can't you just HEAR the wailing cries for cap and trade? Fuck, just thinking about it makes me want to stab myself in the ears with tuning forks.

Oh, btw. Had the meteor come down over DC, if anyone -- ANYONE, regardless of how innocuous -- had made the comment that maybe it was God's way of telling our country to get its act together, that person would have been villified and demonized at every level of the media, from the journeyman bloggers to the nightly news. But dipshits who say global warming causes meteors? They're totally okay.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:33 AM (4df7R)

41
AF1 wheels down Andrews at 7:45pm. POTUS came back to have a 10-minute off the record talk with pool at the end of the flight.


Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend.


Marine One wheels up 7:55 pm






Barry ass up at 7:58pm

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 19, 2013 09:33 AM (1Jaio)

42 The president (it won't always be the JEF) should get a raise.

If people would stop thinking like envy driven liberals, they would realize that the presidency is grossly underpaid. It is more important to substantially raise and provide bonuses to congressmen and senators for fiscally responsible performance.

You get what you pay for. Make it financially viable for people to run for office and better candidates will appear.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2013 09:33 AM (ZDsRL)

43
So I did what any good Moron would do, I searched for the wife. Ashley Morrison. Also a news anchor. And teh hawt.



http://tinyurl.com/atgg2zw

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:32 AM (da5Wo)



The important news of the day! Hoo-ray for DSLs.

Posted by: DC in Towson, assault human at February 19, 2013 09:34 AM (iRTO8)

44 Liberals tend to seek out...uncertainty and are more willing to accept risk

Hrm. That seems like the exact opposite of reality right there....proggs don't risk their own money on starting new businesses, they demand taxpayer money to risk. They don't risk their own kids' futures/safety to "integrate" schools or neighborhoods; they put other people's kids on buses and build projects in suburbs. They're literally trying to send us all back to the pre-industrial age because they're terrified the average global temperature might raise 0.5C over the next hundred years.

SCIENCE!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 09:35 AM (/kI1Q)

45 They have removed the requirement for the Sheriffs inspection.

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Want to stop that shit in the future? Penalty for writing or signing on to an unconstitutional bill, especially one you don't bother to read & vet?
Rope necktie. Put some real skin in the game.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 09:25 AM (GFM2b)


Damn right. Making them subject to the laws they pass would be a good idea as well.

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 09:35 AM (fWAjv)

46 There was nothing constructive about Miss Hornrims calling the leading conservative radio voice dangerous and crazy.

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:30 AM (5H6zj)

I have no problem with an actual robust debate/discussion about any idea, concept, comment, critique, or plan put forth by Rush. That is what we should be about to aid us in distilling the best approach to restoring Constitutional government. I have big problems with ad hominem attacks by "establishment conservatives" on one of the few public voices that consistently puts forth conservative ideas in an readily accessible (AM radio) mass media outlet.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:36 AM (Cnqmv)

47 "Alec Baldwin could probably use a good bitch slap now and again, but this "hate crime" nonsense is taking it too far."

Agree. Despite him being a raging lunatic, he should be allowed to walk his two 5 lb. dogs in peace. Hounding him at every turn leads nowhere. And did I mention he's a raging lunatic?

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 19, 2013 09:37 AM (71LDo)

48 You get what you pay for. Make it financially viable for people to run for office and better candidates will appear.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2013 09:33 AM (ZDsRL)

Really? That is what is holding great candidates back?

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (fWAjv)

49 Amazing how neither of the sponsors of the WA bill
had read it...and how some random staffer just happened to throw the
part about warrantless searches in.


Posted by: Country Singer at February 19, 2013 09:07 AM (L8r/r)


I have long been in favor of a particular piece of legislative reform. Legislators ought not be allowed to "Vote" on bill. They ought to have to right the entire bill out in their own handwriting. The tally on the bill's passage will depend entirely on how many complete hand-written copies are handed in.

And they MUST be written in the legislator's handwriting.


Never happen, but it sure would fix a couple of serious problems; Excessively large and complicated bills, and Legislators not reading what they pass into law.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (bb5+k)

50 The jug-eared, tone-deaf JEF wants a raise? Put Reggie Love back on the payroll.

Posted by: Fritz at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (UzPAd)

51 So I did what any good Moron would do, I searched for the wife. Ashley Morrison. Also a news anchor. And teh hawt.

Would hit, not in the manner her husband hit.

Posted by: fluffy at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (xWXuI)

52 But the fact is that this kind of "hate crime" prosecution is exactly
the sort of thing idiot regressives like Baldwin have been lobbying for
for decades. I find it detestable and anti-American, but Baldy didn't
seem to mind when he wasn't the one affected.He should live and die by
the laws he himself asked for.


It's one of the Breitbart Rules: Make them live by their own rulebook.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (/kI1Q)

53
43

So I did what any good Moron would do, I searched for the wife. Ashley Morrison. Also a news anchor. And teh hawt.





http://tinyurl.com/atgg2zw



Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:32 AM (da5Wo)




------------------------

The important news of the day! Hoo-ray for DSLs.

Posted by: DC in Towson, assault human at February 19, 2013 09:34 AM (iRTO




Here ya go DC.



http://tinyurl.com/bzxhw58

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:39 AM (da5Wo)

54 >>Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:36 AM

I agree.

All she did was smear Rush and buy into the MSM/Dems smears of conservatives. There was no specific issue she was debating.

Even then, I gotta ask with all that is going on right now why a radio host's opinions are a priority in her mind right now.

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:39 AM (5H6zj)

55 Cruise ships are not getting very good publicity over the last couple years. I've never been on one (I don't like the idea of forced company while on vacation) and I doubt I ever will, but if I was a Cruiser, I'd be wondering how long before one of these crashes/explosions results in a ship of 3000 passengers going straight to the bottom.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 19, 2013 09:39 AM (ZshNr)

56
Schadenfreude or not, that isn't justice.


Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 19, 2013 09:19 AM (xAtAj)

Are you kidding? The notion that one of these bastards gets hoist by their own petard is something we should be cheering.

If we aren't going to act like this is a war, how are we going to win?


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:40 AM (bb5+k)

57 Really? That is what is holding great candidates back?
Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (fWAjv)

For the congress and senate, yes.

What professional or independent businessperson is going to put their entire life on display for a job that won't even pay the bills for their home in their district? By keeping the compensation at the piss-change level, only the independently wealthy can afford to run for office.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2013 09:41 AM (ZDsRL)

58
Watch me dump my Tuesday Morning Load into Barack's ass.
O yeah!!11!!!

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 19, 2013 09:42 AM (qXy1H)

59 BC, you should lurk the ONT. EC delivered as promised, right after you left.

I get no ONT this week, since the alarm clock goes off at 0345.

Posted by: DC in Towson, assault human at February 19, 2013 09:42 AM (iRTO8)

60
Aside from the Fluke thing, Rush hasn't done anything particularly damaging.


Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 19, 2013 09:20 AM (xAtAj)


I would have doubled down on the Fluke thing. If you start backpedaling and apologizing, it dilutes the message. Rush was right the first time, and the focus should have been on what a piece of trash this woman was.





Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:42 AM (bb5+k)

61 If we aren't going to act like this is a war, how are we going to win?




Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:40 AM (bb5+k)




Obligatory



http://youtu.be/YthG-MeKcbQ

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:43 AM (da5Wo)

62 From Cupp's column: "I make a living disagreeing with people who are far more successful, famous, wealthy and important than I am. I have spent thousands of hours on television and thousands of column inches criticizing the President of the United States. If you think I’m going to apologize for suggesting that it might be okay to disagree with a radio host sometimes, you don’t know me at all."

Someone surely thinks highly of themselves don't they.

Taking on Rush is not a sign of how bold you are, it is an act of desperation to appeal to certain media types and a way to troll for publicity - and it works. But any conservative should be highly suspect of your motives.

To me, Cupp is just aToure. She's playing a type for audience, but has nothing of real importance to say. And that's ok, most of media is that way, and it is a fine way to make a career. Just don't expect me to take you seriously. She says she care's deeply about conservative movement, but I find that all suspectful. Its not that challenging Rush means you aren't conservative, its just the easy approach taken to get approval from other media types. Its a trope to get airtime for yourself. Nothing wrong with that, but don't expect me to believe that you strongly care for the conservative movement.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 09:43 AM (gmeXX)

63 How the Left Dupes Conservative Voters

http://tinyurl.com/b8csbg5


Posted by: Miss Marple at February 19, 2013 09:22 AM (GoIUi)


Lots of food for thought in there, including yet more justification for kicking Rove in the balls until they come out of his fat mouth. But what is left unsaid in there is what a bunch of disorganized fucking dunces run the Republican party to get snookered so fucking badly on all of this. I know the rot runs really deep but I expected a lot more from Reince Priebus.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 19, 2013 09:43 AM (klH5X)

64 Oh no, I'm all for prosecuting Baldwin to the
fullest extent of the law. Make an example out of him and put him under
the jail. He's a raving leftard and bears responsibility for the shit
that passes for our current form of government.

Of course, hate crimes are bullshit, but that's sorta my point.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 09:20 AM (+z4pE)

Yes. There is no faster way to discredit bad laws than by their strict enforcement, especially on their proponents.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:43 AM (bb5+k)

65
I would have doubled down on the Fluke thing. If you start backpedaling and apologizing, it dilutes the message. Rush was right the first time, and the focus should have been on what a piece of trash this woman was.

And I want to know why she was trotted out as some sort of authority on Womyn's Issues. Who propped her up and why?

She appeared as a puppet to me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 09:45 AM (+z4pE)

66 There was a bit on the radio this morning about states finally agreeing to expand Medicaid.

Because, as they said, this would let more of the uninsured get insurance.

Because we all wind up paying for the uninsured through cost shifting. Now, these people will have their insurance through the government.

Paid for....by us.

So what ObamaCare really does is bring the cost-shifting under the roof of government ('more' actually, since medicaid/care is already a major source of cost-shifting).

Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 09:45 AM (MMC8r)

67 You get what you pay for. Make it financially viable for people to run for office and better candidates will appear.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2013 09:33 AM (ZDsRL)



Mark Twain said "We have the very best legislature that money can buy!"

If you made sure they (all elected Federal officials) also were subject to ALL legislation that passed with no special exemptions, waivers, or reach-arounds, had to have all their investment funds placed in T-bills for the duration of their terms plus 6 years, and limited their salaries to that of the lowest paid CEO of all Fortune 500 companies, that might work!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:45 AM (Cnqmv)

68 Hrm. That seems like the exact opposite of reality right there....proggs don't risk their own money on starting new businesses, they demand taxpayer money to risk. They don't risk their own kids' futures/safety to "integrate" schools or neighborhoods; they put other people's kids on buses and build projects in suburbs. They're literally trying to send us all back to the pre-industrial age because they're terrified the average global temperature might raise 0.5C over the next hundred years.
SCIENCE!


Ah, but see, conservatives are the ones who are against change and innovation. We want to send everyone back to the 1950s, 1940s, 1930s and beyond! Don't you watch the news? We hate science and loathe social progress. We want to keep everyone in their stratified social and cultural class, and we DESPISE the idea that anyone should have any upward mobility who was not born into the proper social caste. We hate the poor and consider them little better than slaves who would do us all a favor if they'd just hurry up and die. Old people are disposable, as are children, who we refuse to provide with quality education or protection from violence. We are antiquairian and anachronistic.

But progressives are all about progress. See? It's even in their name! "Progressives." If it's in the name then no further research, study or examination is required. They call themselves progressives, therefore they're all about progress. QED.

I'm beginning to hate "researchers" almost as much as I hate the MFM. Not all researchers -- most of the hard science types are still sane -- but all the researchers in the social sciences, and most of the ones in the climate science realm. They can all go eat a box of limp dicks.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:46 AM (4df7R)

69 More from Cupp's column:

"I care deeply about the conservative movement, which is why I regularly put myself in a position to defend it in hostile territory, on liberal media outlets where I am usually outnumbered."

Nevermind my critique above, she is as bold as she is wise. Thank goodness the conservative movement has her to defend itself against the likes of Toure during a mid-afternoon segment that few people are watching.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 09:46 AM (gmeXX)

70 In other news, Sarah Palin will give a speech at CPAC next month.

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2013 09:47 AM (HjPtV)

71
59
BC, you should lurk the ONT. EC delivered as promised, right after you left.



I get no ONT this week, since the alarm clock goes off at 0345.

Posted by: DC in Towson, assault human at February 19, 2013 09:42 AM (iRTO


Holy hell. Yeah he did.

And ouch DC! 345????

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:47 AM (da5Wo)

72
"Hrm. That seems like the exact opposite of reality right there"
Not really - seriously, for a second - the concept of "risk" can be a marker (at least in my long years of business), but must be broken out into two general groups - "mine" and "others", thus there's really 3 general groups: risk averse, general/other's risk, personal risk. FWIW, those willing to take extremely personal risk tend to be rather conservative folks (politically speaking), while those who encourage "general" risk tend to be quite liberal (OPM)...

Posted by: Jess1 at February 19, 2013 09:48 AM (lbiWb)

73 A commenter (H.Bergeron)last night on the ONT made this excellent point:


"An often-overlooked aspect of the gun-control debate is the fact that the freedom to choose to own or carry a firearm is also the freedom to choose not to do so."


Is there any way to get more traction for this line of thought? Why is it that people who individually choose not to own a firearm feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make the same choice?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 09:48 AM (qqZuQ)

74 But I still get my pills, right?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 19, 2013 09:49 AM (71LDo)

75 Holy hell. Yeah he did.

Haha...I made it to the ONT immediately after you checked out!


Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 09:49 AM (GQ8sn)

76
It's one of the Breitbart Rules: Make them live by their own rulebook.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 09:38 AM (/kI1Q)


Yes. Always. With extra dressing on top.





Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:50 AM (bb5+k)

77 thousands of hours.....wow that's a lot of time

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 19, 2013 09:50 AM (GVxQo)

78 Is there any way to get more traction for this line
of thought? Why is it that people who individually choose not to own a
firearm feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make the
same choice?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 09:48 AM (qqZuQ)


For the same reason that those who choose to support abortion feel compelled to force those of us who don't to support it. It's not about the act itself. It's not about guns or abortion or 32oz Cokes. It's about power.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (da5Wo)

79 So what ObamaCare really does is bring the cost-shifting under the roof of government ('more' actually, since medicaid/care is already a major source of cost-shifting).

Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 09:45 AM (MMC8r)

It's the twenty somethings he is screwing with the pentalty and they are to disengaged to notice.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (l86i3)

80 Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:39 AM (5H6zj)


Yes, as far as I can tell, there are elected officials capable of enacting legislation that damages our country, weakens our God-given rights, and dooms our economic future, and she is focusing on a radio talk show host. Great sense of priorities! I see a bright future for her in mass media as a token conservative.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (Cnqmv)

81 >>>Liberals tend to seek out...uncertainty and are more willing to accept risk

Put another way - Liberals tend not to learn from experience and follow whatever whim comes into their heads without thinking of the consequences.

Posted by: Bigby's Puppet Hand at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (3ZtZW)

82 Haha...I made it to the ONT immediately after you checked out!




Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 09:49 AM (GQ8sn)


Hahaha...yeah, I see that. Hell of a good job on the wife btw! Damn son.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (da5Wo)

83 BC, yeah, but I'm back to the graveyard next week.

EC: very nice work. I'm still trying to get Cougar into thong bikinis. Did get her wearing those tiny little shorts to work out in, so I'm halfway there.

Posted by: DC in Towson, assault human at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (iRTO8)

84
"I care deeply about the conservative movement" ... sure. Put that right up there with:
"The Olympian ..., saying he 'deeply loved' Reeva
Steenkamp" .
Newsflash - when someone says they "support" or whatever a particular issue/side, watch out.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 19, 2013 09:52 AM (lbiWb)

85 In other news, Sarah Palin will give a speech at CPAC next month.
Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2013 09:47 AM (HjPtV)

*Jumps out of chair, does happy dance*


She will come from the North, riding a Polar Bear named liberty, swinging the sword of justice.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 09:52 AM (l86i3)

86 At Jawa Report:

New Jersey: Two Copts Decapitated, Hands Cut Off
28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim In Custody

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/215166.php

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:53 AM (5H6zj)

87 Is there any way to get more traction for this line of thought? Why is it that people who individually choose not to own a firearm feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make the same choice?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 09:48 AM (qqZuQ)


I wish I could say there was, Seamus, but that line of thought is essentially at the core of every conservative argument and it NEVER gets traction, despite being so obvious.

"Why is it that people who individually choose not to put salt on their food feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make that same choice?"

"Why is it that people who individually choose to use energy from 'green' sources feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make that same choice?"

"Why is it that people who individually choose to eschew religion in their lives feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make that same choice?"

And on and on and on.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:53 AM (4df7R)

88 Fluke, is another future Senate staffer like Estrich or Riel, whose job was to subvert GeorgeTown's ethics code, the Dunham ad, suggests Rush was right on point, for what the Democrats were aiming for,

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 19, 2013 09:53 AM (Jsiw/)

89 In other news, Sarah Palin will give a speech at CPAC next month. - Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2013 09:47 AM (HjPtV)

Wonder how many votes Mittens lost when Sarah Palin was excluded from speaking at the RNC.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 19, 2013 09:54 AM (QXlbZ)

90 New Jersey: Two Copts Decapitated, Hands Cut Off
28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim In Custody

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/215166.php
Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:53 AM (5H6zj)


Hey, lets open another Madrassa, For the Chilluns.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 09:54 AM (l86i3)

91
And I want to know why she was trotted out as some sort of authority on Womyn's Issues. Who propped her up and why?

She appeared as a puppet to me.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 09:45 AM (+z4pE)


Incessant mocking and ridicule was exactly what should have been done with her. No apologies, demand an apology from her for wasting everyone's time with her ridiculous ideas!

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:54 AM (bb5+k)

92 She will come from the North, riding a Polar Bear named liberty, swinging the sword of justice.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 09:52 AM (l86i3)


Dammit. Now I have to come up with some lie for why I'm laughing hysterically.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:54 AM (da5Wo)

93 Hahaha...yeah, I see that. Hell of a good job on the wife btw! Damn son.


Thanks! I really lucked out and won the lottery with her.


EC: very nice work. I'm still trying to get Cougar into thong bikinis.
Did get her wearing those tiny little shorts to work out in, so I'm
halfway there.


You know what you must do.


And for those of you who missed it last night in the ONT, here it is again:

http://tinyurl.com/b6dpjuj



http://tinyurl.com/bgt8w5m



http://tinyurl.com/ajvkvhr

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 09:55 AM (GQ8sn)

94 Why is it that people who individually choose not to own a firearm feel compelled to force other law-abiding citizens to make the same choice?


Because they are skeered.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 09:55 AM (GFM2b)

95 You know, if Bobby Menendez were an independent biz guy, and he was wondering if he could pay the bills with his senate salary, but then some eye dr. gets this idea that he can compete in the port security biz, and maybe even make billions, and then Bobby gets a couple hundren mil, and regular flights to "The Pussy Romper Room"..... the salary isn't such a big fucking deal anymore.

Or Denny Hastert (for balance) who passed a bill that included money to build a super highway cloverleaf on his barren property and then sold for 20K% of its value.

We don't need representatives anymore.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 19, 2013 09:56 AM (ENcm6)

96 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 09:48 AM (qqZuQ)

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (da5Wo)



Yes, the liberal principle is a belief in choice so long as the only choice you can make (without being prosecuted/hounded by the state) is the single choice approved and blessed by liberal diktat.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:56 AM (Cnqmv)

97 # Frothing Racist Alec Baldwin Could Face Hate Crime Charges

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Not gonna happen, as fucking hilarious as it would be.


# Egyptians In Mad Scramble For Dwindling Dollars

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Sounds like a reality TV show waiting to happen.


# New York Teacher's Pension Fund Divests From Gun Companies

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Looks like the collapse of New York state has just accelerated, given that gun companies are having record sales right now.

Posted by: Robot at February 19, 2013 09:56 AM (e0xKF)

98 Aside from the Fluke thing, Rush hasn't done anything particularly damaging.
==========
The best thing for the conservative movement would be for Rush to retire.

For about the last 10 years all he's done is collect a paycheck.

Time for new blood who actually does something, not just talk, talk, talk.

Think I'm wrong? Name me something Rush has taken the lead on, some conservative idea he has pushed, a conservative candidate he has helped get elected.

No. You can't. Because he can't. And won't. He's too toxic.

Palin at least coined "death panels."

What's Rush done?

But: You can buy his tea.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 19, 2013 09:56 AM (VjL9S)

99 Liberals tend to seek out novelty and uncertainty, while conservatives
exhibit strong changes in attitude to threatening situations. The former
are more willing to accept risk, while the latter tends to have more
intense physical reactions to threatening stimuli.


Darwin smiles.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 19, 2013 09:57 AM (evdj2)

100
Meanwhile, on the Whack Coast:

The Rev. Ted McIlvenna, whose pioneering work in the 1960s helped inspire the sexual revolution and the gay rights movement, has a new crusade. McIlvenna began making headlines in San Francisco in 1964, when he and a
small group of liberal Protestant ministers started the Council on
Religion and the Homosexual to improve communications between churches
and gays.

Next month, the 80-year-old Methodist rebel will lead a delegation of 10 sex experts to China to help an emerging class of financially independent Chinese women achieve female sexual empowerment.

"The second sexual revolution is about female sexuality," said McIlvenna, a San Francisco preacher who owns what may be the world's largest collection of sex books, erotic art and vintage pornography. "And the women of China are starting to say, 'What about our sexuality?' "

SFGate


Also:

Among those making presentations will be Jane Hamilton, a former porn star better known in the 1980s as Veronica Hart.

Mmmmmm...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 19, 2013 09:57 AM (kdS6q)

101 And on and on and on.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 09:53 AM (4df7R)

*******

Well, see, we DID get a tiny bit of traction there.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 09:57 AM (qqZuQ)

102
It's the twenty somethings he is screwing with the pentalty and they are to disengaged to notice.

It's too bad that political awareness can't be made to be "hip" and "with it," as the youngsters say. It should be a mark of a superior intellect to examine our political culture and to keep up with what goes on in politics.

"Oh, you don't know about X and his/her efforts to twist the language and the law to reduce your freedom? How gauche! Here, have another slice of brie while I get you up to speed."

Freedom as radical chic. Founding Principle as cool. How to begin?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 09:57 AM (+z4pE)

103
For the same reason that those who choose to
support abortion feel compelled to force those of us who don't to
support it. It's not about the act itself. It's not about guns or
abortion or 32oz Cokes. It's about power.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 09:51 AM (da5Wo)

Gay marriage. What they want is to MAKE people accept it. They don't really care about having it.






Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 09:58 AM (bb5+k)

104 Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 09:55 AM (GQ8sn)


Hrothgar thanks you!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 09:59 AM (Cnqmv)

105 - "The Federal Government Is Subsidizing Loans So Kids Can Go To Overpriced Colleges To Learn This Kind Of Stuff"

Yeah, but you actually have to say that "people who pay taxes" are subsidizing loans so kids can go to overpriced colleges to learn this kind of stuff. Zombieland often is too stupid to connect even the most obvious dots.

- "DOJ Researches Conclude AWB Won't Cut Gun Violence"

Obviously. For the same logical reasons that banning ATVs would not reduce highway traffic fatalities.

- "New York Teacher's Pension Fund Divests From Gun Companies"

And unionized teachers are so liberal and airheaded (BIRM) the reality is that they won't grasp the irony that their pension monies had in the first instance been invested in gun manufacturers. They also would not be able to grasp the point that that move is nothing more than a fig leaf. Pension funds can't realistically divest entirely from gun companies, unless they pretty much divest entirely from the major stock indexes. If you own shares in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 or in the Russell 2000 (as nearly all public money pension funds do) then you own shares in gun and other weapons companies, like it or not.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 19, 2013 09:59 AM (r2PLg)

106 If you think I’m going to apologize for suggesting that it might be
okay to disagree with a radio host sometimes, you don’t know me at all.




'Sometimes' implies that there are specific things on which she disagrees with him. My understanding is that there wasn't anything specific she took issue with. It was a general 'eff you' to Rush because.......well, because it brought her attention.

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2013 09:59 AM (X6akg)

107 Looks like the collapse of New York state has just accelerated, given that gun companies are having record sales right now.


Now if they'd just move manufacturing facilities out of there, they could drive a stake thru their black hearts.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 09:59 AM (GFM2b)

108 Next month, the 80-year-old Methodist rebel will lead a delegation of 10 sex experts to China to help an emerging class of financially independent Chinese women achieve female sexual empowerment.


I hope they enjoy broth from the gulag cafe.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 09:59 AM (l86i3)

109 Geez, Y-Not. What an awful story!

This is a quote from the ABC story linked via Jawa:

Privately some wonder if it had something to do with the victims' religion.

"I leave it for the police and the investigation," said Samy Hohareb, the victim's friend.


OMG. You mean someone is actually saying the investigation should take its course before people start throwing out charges of religious violence? Even though the guy's name is Yusuf Ibrahim and these two victims were Copts? Holy shit, you mean someone ISN'T leaping head and shoulders onto the victimhood bandwagon? Even though that person belongs to a group that has been suffering ungodly levels of persecution in certain parts of the world and are therefore justified in believing that such persecution would eventually spill over onto our shores, too? OMG OMG OMG!

Mind you, I think it WAS religiously motivated. But I'm just one of those crazy people who thinks that someone who butchers two Coptic Christians in such a gruesome fashion probably isn't doing it because they wouldn't hand over their wallets.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:00 AM (4df7R)

110 How dare Rush Limbaugh, a private citizen, pursue a career in radio!

Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 10:00 AM (5H6zj)

111 And EC, 4 sisters??!??


Good grief, I'd be in so much trouble. Dare I ask, do they look like her?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:01 AM (da5Wo)

112 And for those of you who missed it last night in the ONT, here it is again:

You sir, are a great American.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 19, 2013 10:01 AM (BrQrN)

113 Is it wrong to point out typos in the link titles of thread (1st and 4th from bottom, but there may be more)?

Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:01 AM (opS9C)

114 Dan M. McGill, 93, a professor emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania who helped shape the study of pensions, died of heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa.

His book Fundamentals of Private Pensions, first published in 1964, had its ninth edition released in January 2010 and is considered an authoritative text.

Posted by: Pope John XXIII at February 19, 2013 10:03 AM (e8kgV)

115 to help an emerging class of financially independent leftover Chinese women


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 10:03 AM (/kI1Q)

116 Gay marriage. What they want is to MAKE people accept it. They don't really care about having it.

Comrade! We will alsorequireapproval and celebration. Grudging acceptance just will not do.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 19, 2013 10:03 AM (BrQrN)

117 http://tinyurl.com/b8h5rym What we should do about high gas prices.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (MOSsR)

118 Think I'm wrong? Name me something Rush has taken the lead on, some
conservative idea he has pushed, a conservative candidate he has helped
get elected.

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I listen to Rush when I drive to pick my kid up from school. Yesterday, I caught a caller who was just pleading with him to do something, set up something, come up with some format on his show allowing callers to call in and talk directly with people like Boehner and other congressmen. While it probably wouldn't help much, I get the guy's point. He was desperate. We aren't being heard or listened to, and everything is turning to sh*t. He wanted Rush to do something other than sit behind the microphone and do what he does every day. Rush stammered and stumbled over what to say to the guy before going to break. Basically, he brushed it off.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (ATdet)

119 Is it wrong to point out typos in the link titles of thread (1st and 4th from bottom, but there may be more)?
Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:01 AM (opS9C)

It makes you seem petty. And as a great man once said, judge on the content of the sentence and not the arrangement of the Characters. Or something like that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (l86i3)

120 More on that NJ Muzzie story.


http://is.gd/o6zj0A


He is one of the religion of piss Muzzies that we have allowed in the country.


Open borders? Hell, we have no damn borders we let any scum on earth in.

Posted by: Vic at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (53z96)

121 And EC, 4 sisters??!??


Good grief, I'd be in so much trouble. Dare I ask, do they look like her?



Yeah, four of 'em. She's the middle sister out of the five.

No, what's weird is that none of the others look like her or are built like her.

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 10:05 AM (GQ8sn)

122 And yeah, they don't really care too much about having it (re. gay marriage).

Can't remember the numbers, and too fucking lazy to hunt it down, but the number of gay marriages here have been miniscule.

But at least the lawyers are happy having new clients for the divorce industry!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 19, 2013 10:05 AM (BrQrN)

123 "The second sexual revolution is about female sexuality," said McIlvenna, a San Francisco preacher who owns what may be the world's largest collection of sex books, erotic art and vintage pornography. "And the women of China are starting to say, 'What about our sexuality?'

What? Hang on, I thought the FIRST sexual revolution was about female sexuality. That's why we have all these old, saggy-titted feminazis being shrill at us 24/7 from our TV sets while their unaborted children have sex like STD-ridden rabbits (e.g., Lena Dunham, Sandy vagina Fluke). Did I miss a memo?

And good luck with that in China, my friends. Really, good luck. Because what they really need is more women having sex and aborting the female offspring that result. That'll empower 'em.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:06 AM (4df7R)

124 Yes, the liberal principle is a belief in choice so long as the only
choice you can make (without being prosecuted/hounded by the state) is
the single choice approved and blessed by liberal diktat.


"If you don't like abortions, don't have one. I don't like guns, you can't have one."

That's what's driving me insane...you can't reason with that kind of stupid.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 10:06 AM (/kI1Q)

125 When a tall kid from Pottstown, fellow Temple student Hohl, showed up, he proclaimed that he could sing anyone's part.

Brian told Robert Bosco, a musical historian and writer who was putting together a piece on the Temptones in 2011, about meeting Hohl.

"We asked him what parts could he sing, and he said he had listened to us for quite some time and frankly he could do anyone's part. And he could, including singing lead better than any of us."

Daryl later changed his last name to Hall. And after meeting John Oates, who briefly became a guitarist for the Temptones, the famous combination of Hall Oates was born.

Posted by: Pope John XXIII at February 19, 2013 10:07 AM (e8kgV)

126 Daryl later changed his last name to Hall. And after meeting John Oates, who briefly became a guitarist for the Temptones, the famous combination of Hall Oates was born.
Posted by: Pope John XXIII at February 19, 2013 10:07 AM (e8kgV)


Hey, I watched the behind the music remastered the other day. I liked those guys.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:08 AM (l86i3)

127 Rush stammered and stumbled over what to say to the guy before going to break. Basically, he brushed it off.


Posted by: Lady in Black at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (ATdet)

Our Media enemies have a battle ship, while we have a fishing trawler with a few rifles.

Till we get a battleship for ourselves, they will keep blowing us out of the water.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 10:09 AM (bb5+k)

128 Posted by: Vic at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (53z96)

Think we can thank Teddy "Lyin' of the Senate" Kennedy and Juan McAmnesty for a good deal of that!


It is simply amazing to me that AZ has to deal with an open doorway for illegal aliens and they still re-elect and re-elect Juan M.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2013 10:09 AM (Cnqmv)

129

"For about the last 10 years all he's done is collect a paycheck"
No Shiiite, Sherlock. He's a radio show host. Blaming Rush for anything is beyond vapid stupidity - right up there with crediting Rush for anything.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 19, 2013 10:09 AM (lbiWb)

130 He wanted Rush to do something other than sit behind the microphone and
do what he does every day. Rush stammered and stumbled over what to say
to the guy before going to break. Basically, he brushed it off.




Same
thing here. We talk day and night, wondering what we can and should do,
kicking around ideas, feeling helpless and desperate. We're in real trouble, watching it begin to burn. I'm not sure there are any answers.

Posted by: jeannebodine at February 19, 2013 10:10 AM (x0dlI)

131 Yeah, four of 'em. She's the middle sister out of the five.

No, what's weird is that none of the others look like her or are built like her.


Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 10:05 AM (GQ8sn)


That's probably for the best. Lol.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:10 AM (da5Wo)

132 Can't remember the numbers, and too fucking lazy to hunt it down, but the number of gay marriages here have been miniscule.

But at least the lawyers are happy having new clients for the divorce industry!



One of the partners should be designated as "top" before the ceremony ever takes place. That way everyone know who automatically gets screwed in divorce court.

I mean, if it's about "fairness", like they claim.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 10:10 AM (GFM2b)

133
Hey, I watched the behind the music remastered the other day. I liked those guys.

Their sax player, Charlie DeChant, lives down here. I've done many gigs with him over the years. He's a monster player.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 10:11 AM (+z4pE)

134 Their sax player, Charlie DeChant, lives down here. I've done many gigs with him over the years. He's a monster player.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 10:11 AM (+z4pE)

Way Cool.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:11 AM (l86i3)

135 Well, I guess Pastor Porn's done some real good with the whole 'Sexual Revolution' thing, huh? STDs, AIDS, illegitimacy, destruction of the family unit, yeah, Rev, way to go. Way to fucking go.

Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 10:11 AM (MMC8r)

136 BTW - the implication of that Liberal/Conservative 'research' article is that one can teach kids to be Conservative by just appropriately punishing them - and meaning it when you do. Funny, that.

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at February 19, 2013 10:11 AM (3ZtZW)

137 90 New Jersey: Two Copts Decapitated, Hands Cut Off
28-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim In Custody

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/215166.php
Posted by: Y-not says keep drinking in moderation at February 19, 2013 09:53 AM (5H6zj)

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Idiots on the left probably see "Copts" as "cops" and rally on this guy's behalf, like with Dorner.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 19, 2013 10:12 AM (e0xKF)

138 Well, I guess Pastor Porn's done some real good with the whole 'Sexual Revolution' thing, huh? STDs, AIDS, illegitimacy, destruction of the family unit, yeah, Rev, way to go. Way to fucking go.
Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 10:11 AM (MMC8r)

Hedonism, the new Christianity?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:12 AM (l86i3)

139 "If you don't like abortions, don't have one. I don't like guns, you can't have one."

That's what's driving me insane...you can't reason with that kind of stupid.



You can. But it requires the liberal application of a baseball bat.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (GFM2b)

140 New Jersey: Two Copts Decapitated, Hands Cut Off

Combine that with the head shaving and yeah, I'm thinking some rituals were involved.

Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (MMC8r)

141 Re: Baldwin

What did Alinsky say? Make them live by their own rules? Yes is stupid to call it a hate crime, or even have a separate category of crime like that. It delights me that he will have to suffer the same rules progs wish to impose on everybody else

Posted by: thunderb at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (Dnbau)

142 It is simply amazing to me that AZ has to deal with an open doorway for illegal aliens and they still re-elect and re-elect Juan M.

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You have to have someone to run against him and McCain plays fucking dirty when it is a Republican challenging him instead of a Democrat.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (e0xKF)

143 What is it, people, miss. He said 'he hopes he fails' four years ago, about this time, unfortunately Obama has succeeded through bribery, trickery and annihilation of his adversaries.

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (Jsiw/)

144 Idiots on the left probably see "Copts" as "cops" and rally on this guy's behalf, like with Dorner.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 19, 2013 10:12 AM (e0xKF)


I gave that a quick thought but Y don't make those mistakes.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (l86i3)

145 \Rush stammered and stumbled over what to say to the guy before going to break. Basically, he brushed it off. Posted by: Lady in Black at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (ATdet)

I actually don't blame Rush for that. He is a conduit for messaging, but not for contact with legislators. That's why he rarely has guests on his show. He's one man with a voice.

But I agree with the caller that there needs to be SOME WAY to get our voices heard in DC in a way unfiltered by the media. Something our Congress critters actually SEE. Yeah we can send mail and email or call their offices, but how many of those missives do you think the Congresspeople actually see or hear? Most if not all of it is probably read by staffers before being responded to with a form letter. I'm sure the Congress critters get a summary of "This is what people are saying," but in terms of actually reading the letters, taking the phone calls, ingesting the raw emotions of their constituents, and letting that guide policy? Yeah, no.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (4df7R)

146

http://soundcloud.com/rhodium-jones/she-rockin

Posted by: granola gaye at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (oEq2J)

147 I'm fascinated by the cluebat that slammed into the Seattle Times' reporter's head. Guess what, paranoid gun nuts aren't paranoid, they just can tell which way the wind is blowing. Guess what, the teabaggers shrieking about how no one reads the bills are right and no one reads the bills. If a bill that is eight pages long isn't read, then what about the ones that are 1,000+ pages? I vaguely recall that there were reports that parts of Obamacare weren't even typed up yet when the vote was taken. You can see the vague glimmers of an inkling that hey maybe the other side is right about some stuff. I wonder what response the shoring up of self-identity that those horrible wingers can't be right will take.


Tell you what, if any reporters ever wanted to do any actual reporting, a lovely little investigation could be done into how nearly all bills, be it city council proposals up to the United States Senate, are written by people other than the lawmakers with a side into how the lawmakers have no idea what's in the bills that they sponsor. Make it as bipartisan as you want, but I do think that the vast majority of the public does not know (nor care) how the sausage is made.


I remain in firm support of a Constitutional amendment requiring the full text of all bills to be read out loud on the House/Senate floor prior to a vote. The slowing down of the legislative process is a purposeful feature to that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 19, 2013 10:14 AM (VtjlW)

148 And for those of you who missed it last night in the ONT, here it is again:

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 09:55 AM (GQ8sn)

Nobody likes a braggart.

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 10:14 AM (fWAjv)

149 Frum's suggestion of using the surgeon general to issue a report ...

"In 1988, the surgeon general, C. Everett Koop, proclaimed ice cream to a be public-health menace right up there with cigarettes. Alluding to his office’s famous 1964 report on the perils of smoking, Dr. Koop announced that the American diet was a problem of “comparable” magnitude, chiefly because of the high-fat foods that were causing coronary heart disease and other deadly ailments.

He introduced his report with these words: 'The depth of the science base underlying its findings is even more impressive than that for tobacco and health in 1964.'"

... and today ice cream, just like snowy winters, are a thing of the past. LOL

It was 12 years earlier that John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" had made the ice cream truck into a "death-mobile", but this had nothing to do with fat content.

Posted by: Pope John XXIII at February 19, 2013 10:14 AM (e8kgV)

150 That's probably for the best. Lol.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:10 AM (da5Wo)


Heh...I keep telling her she was adopted
Those pics were from 2008, when she was 44. Not a typo.

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 10:15 AM (GQ8sn)

151 119 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (l86i3) --------- That is NOT why I did it. I would not do it normally, but it is the main post by the Ben K. It is like (nicely) telling someone they have broccoli in their teeth so nastier person doesn't mock them.

Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:15 AM (opS9C)

152 Miss Marple

There is another one over there that is downright terrifying.


http://preview.tinyurl.com/ajkb6ru

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 19, 2013 10:15 AM (FLeUj)

153 I vaguely recall that there were reports that parts of Obamacare weren't even typed up yet when the vote was taken.

Some fucking staffer missed his opportunity to slip in "BOB IS EMPEROR FOR LIFE."

He would have gotten away with it, too, and they'd never dare repeal it or the floodgates would open.

Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 10:16 AM (MMC8r)

154 Idiots on the left probably see "Copts" as "cops" and rally on this guy's behalf, like with Dorner.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 19, 2013 10:12 AM (e0xKF)



They'll rally on his behalf anyway, because "persecuted Muslim" versus "Christians."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:16 AM (4df7R)

155 I'm fascinated by the cluebat that slammed into the Seattle Times' reporter's head. Guess what, paranoid gun nuts aren't paranoid, they just can tell which way the wind is blowing. Guess what, the teabaggers shrieking about how no one reads the bills are right and no one reads the bills. If a bill that is eight pages long isn't read, then what about the ones that are 1,000+ pages? I vaguely recall that there were reports that parts of Obamacare weren't even typed up yet when the vote was taken. You can see the vague glimmers of an inkling that hey maybe the other side is right about some stuff. I wonder what response the shoring up of self-identity that those horrible wingers can't be right will take.

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I find there is a lot of projection on behalf of a lot of people on the left.

They complain about the Patriot Act et all, claiming that it was a pre-written bill set to take advantage of a tragedy like 9-11, and yet they look the other way when there are a series of near-identical and unconstitutional proposed bills being rolled off the assembly line to take advantage of Newtown.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 19, 2013 10:17 AM (e0xKF)

156 It would be nice if our conservative spokespeople in the media knew what the hell they were talking about.

SE Cupp brings up Fluke as a mistake Rush made. In actuality, Rush made a joke.

Fluke was saying that women need $6000 per year for birth control. Rush said that she couldn't be talking about birth control pills, because they were only $8 per month at WalMart.

He went on to say that condoms were about $2.50 each, so Fluke must be talking about having sex over 6 times a day to spend so much, tying that to the word "slut".

It was a joke. Just as when Don Imus made the crack about "nappy head ho's", it wasn't meant as anything other than a quip to make people laugh.

SE should know this. Anytime you have someone who suppose to be on the conservative side who lends credence to the liberals taking an obvious joke and trying to turn it into something else, you get a bad situation.

Someone straighten this stumblefuck broad out.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2013 10:17 AM (ZDsRL)

157 But I agree with the caller that there needs to be
SOME WAY to get our voices heard in DC in a way unfiltered by the media.
Something our Congress critters actually SEE.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:13 AM (4df7R)

It DOES NOT MATTER if Congress critters see anything you send to them. What matters is if they see massive numbers of people all wanting them to do some specific thing.

If you cannot get mass media to convince massive numbers of people to call or contact them, they don't care about it.




Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 19, 2013 10:18 AM (bb5+k)

158 Rush has given Steyn an outlet. That's something.

I recognize Rush for who he is at this time. And I can somewhat agree with the general tone that we may need a new Rush who will actively engage and lead the movement in some way. I think Beck does this, but he is not everyone's cup of tea.

The problem is that for these young vapant wannabes, the quickest way to get traction is to simply take a shot at Rush. Again, your in it for the self-promotion. No problem with that. Just don't expect me to take you as a serious conservative thinker who strongly cares about the cause.

If Jonah Goldberg wants to say something specific about Rush, I'll listen to him. But he has kind of earned the respect to do so by actually being serious (in addition to being entertaining).

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:18 AM (gmeXX)

159 That is NOT why I did it. I would not do it normally, but it is the main post by the Ben K. It is like (nicely) telling someone they have broccoli in their teeth so nastier person doesn't mock them.
Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:15 AM (opS9C)

I guess thats one way to look at it. I would rather thank Ben K for dragging his tired ass out of bed to give us this post. But hey, if you feel like your job is to point out poor grammer, more power to ya.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:18 AM (l86i3)

160 Rush stammered and stumbled over what to say to the guy before going to break. Basically, he brushed it off.




Posted by: Lady in Black at February 19, 2013 10:04 AM (ATdet)

Our Media enemies have a battle ship, while we have a fishing trawler with a few rifles.

Till we get a battleship for ourselves, they will keep blowing us out of the water.
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This is what I mean mean. It's fine he has a show and makes lots of money--more power to him.
What I take issue with is this notion that he is some sort of leader of the conservatives.
No. He is not.
He is in it for the money. First, last and always.
He threw us all under the bus when he backed down from the Fluke deal. All for a few dollars. Some advertisers were getting cranky and he buckled under.
And for what? Did the left accept his apology? Did they back down? Or did they double down?
No! They had her speak at their fucking convention!
And Rush?
Rush hawked some more of his tea.

We have no obligation to defend him as a conservative or as a conservative thought leader. Any regard or respect we should accord him begins and ends with his position as a successful businessman.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 19, 2013 10:18 AM (VjL9S)

161 I remain in firm support of a Constitutional amendment requiring the full text of all bills to be read out loud on the House/Senate floor prior to a vote. The slowing down of the legislative process is a purposeful feature to that.

Have Maxine Waters or Bobby Rush read them out loud and it would be a war of attrition.

*you'll find that my self-denouncement papers are all in order

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 19, 2013 10:19 AM (ENcm6)

162
"I'm beginning to hate "researchers" almost as much as I hate the MFM. Not all researchers -- most of the hard science types are still sane -- but all the researchers in the social sciences, and most of the ones in the climate science realm. They can all go eat a box of limp dicks."

It's all a racket with the goal of securing their next grant and they'll say anything they have to (dressed in perfect scientific jargon) to acheive that goal. If you question it, you're a flat-Earther.

Nobody wants to be called a flat-Earther, so the "researchers go unchallenged. When they go unchallenged, politicians use the "data" to make policy. If that policy results in faulty-brained conservatives getting shipped off to reeducation camps, well that's the price we pay for good science.

This nation is on the fast track to some serious unpleasantness of the violent variety if this stuff keeps flying on this trajectory.

Posted by: Jaws at February 19, 2013 10:19 AM (4I3Uo)

163 It's 'Mystery Prog Theatre 3000, the bigger the lie, the more they have to edit, delete, omit, the better.

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 19, 2013 10:19 AM (Jsiw/)

164 Put me down with the Prosecute Baldwin To The Fullest Extent Of Stupid Hate Crime Laws So Maybe The Lefty Hero Will See The Inherent Bullshit Of Them crowd.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 19, 2013 10:20 AM (yCvxi)

165
Tell you what, if any reporters ever wanted to do any actual reporting, a lovely little investigation could be done into how nearly all bills, be it city council proposals up to the United States Senate, are written by people other than the lawmakers with a side into how the lawmakers have no idea what's in the bills that they sponsor.

I've thought the same thing myself. Just a little exercise in how little things like the laws we all have to obey are made. Maybe a Face-Tube series following one bill would begood. We only got a glimpse of the sausage factory with SCOAMFCare. IIRC, that was written largely by a criminal behind bars. Somehow, that little factoid was never widely known.

It would be eye-opening, I'm certain.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 10:20 AM (+z4pE)

166 I vaguely recall that there were reports that parts of Obamacare weren't even typed up yet when the vote was taken.


doesn't really matter with obamacare. So much was left to unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats to issue the rules. It is just a total fuck up from start to finish , and in reality, the fact that is so fucked up may end up being our best bet to shit can it as that becomes more and more obvious.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2013 10:21 AM (9Bj8R)

167 Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 19, 2013 10:14 AM (VtjlW)



Be honest, you've got one foot up on the steps to the soapbox, don't you?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:21 AM (da5Wo)

168
"Any regard or respect we should accord him begins and ends with his position as a successful businessman"
Exactly that. Any other accolades are ??? to me.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 19, 2013 10:22 AM (lbiWb)

169 So did the gospel somehow get lost for "Rev" McIlvenna? These people who continue use "Rev" before their name but haven' preached on Jesus, or the cross or submission to God. or holiness for decades are an embarrassment to the clergy and should just stop the pretence of believing anything other than state as god with a little dab of Jesus thrown in.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2013 10:22 AM (PxYrx)

170 Those pics were from 2008, when she was 44. Not a typo.


Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 10:15 AM (GQ8sn)



Well that means you gave us outdated info!!! We demand current pics!!!


Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:22 AM (da5Wo)

171 Pastor Porn. LOL. Good one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2013 10:23 AM (PxYrx)

172 Be honest, you've got one foot up on the steps to the soapbox, don't you?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:21 AM (da5Wo)


I think she kicked the box out of the way and is stomping up the steps toward the podium.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:23 AM (l86i3)

173 >>>Put me down with the Prosecute Baldwin To The Fullest Extent Of Stupid Hate Crime Laws So Maybe The Lefty Hero Will See The Inherent Bullshit Of Them crowd.

"...And now we see the inherent bullshit of The System"

Posted by: Dennis the Peasant at February 19, 2013 10:24 AM (3ZtZW)

174 We have no obligation to defend him as a conservative or as a conservative thought leader. Any regard or respect we should accord him begins and ends with his position as a successful businessman.

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RoyalOil - I'll agree we have no obligation to defend him, but defend him I will. Rush has been on the conservative side of the big debates more than most. And he understands the left as well as anyone. You are right, he is primarily an entertainer, and even he would be the first to admit that. But I don't think that makes him a shallow thinker either.

With respect to Cupp, it is less a defense of Rush and more of an indictment of her. She doesn't want conservatives to like her, she wants liberals to like her so that they will invite her on. How do you do that - take a shot at Rush. I'm not sold on any convictions she may claim to have. I suspect that she will be evolving on certain issues for a long time.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:24 AM (gmeXX)

175 get our voices heard in dc.....remember the tea party rallies?....they heard us...they don't care...most of the gop doesn't care...they vote with the enemy after we elect them to stand strong against them...they are the enemy....LET IT BURN

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 19, 2013 10:24 AM (GVxQo)

176 I remain in firm support of a Constitutional amendment requiring the full text of all bills to be read out loud on the House/Senate floor prior to a vote. The slowing down of the legislative process is a purposeful feature to that.

It amazes me that this suggestion is always laughed off as a silly whim whenever it's mentioned. Why? Is it so hard to do? What's wrong with reading aloud the laws that all of us are supposedly going to find ourselves beholden to should they pass? Those are rhetorical questions, btw; we know why legislators don't want their bills read aloud and into the Congressional record. People might actually listen if they hear soundbytes, but no one outside of the most punishment loving poltiphile reads through every law.

I'm sick of hearing about "gridlock" like it's a bad thing. No, dipshits, it's NOT a bad thing. It means that there's discussion and argument taking place that prevents one side of the debate from running away with the piggy bank. It sucks when it happens at a time like this, when we're looking into the abyss, but you know what? Maybe if we'd had a little more "gridlock" in years past we wouldn't be on the edge of the cliff right now. They can only blame themselves. And since most of them are older than Methuselah and have been around since the frigging Grant administration I mean that literally as well as figuratively.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:24 AM (4df7R)

177 159 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:18 AM (l86i3) -------- What a fun person you must be.

Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:24 AM (opS9C)

178 >>>More from Cupp's column:



"I care deeply about the conservative movement, which is why I
regularly put myself in a position to defend it in hostile territory, on
liberal media outlets where I am usually outnumbered."

Ms. S.E. J.u.g.g.s can be as courageous as she likes as long as those jiggly melons are prominently displayed for the viewer's enjoyment.

Posted by: Fritz at February 19, 2013 10:25 AM (UzPAd)

179 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:18 AM (l86i3) -------- What a fun person you must be.
Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:24 AM (opS9C)

Yep.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:26 AM (l86i3)

180 Well that means you gave us outdated info!!! We demand current pics!!!

She still looks the same. I have some from last year I can put up later, right after you sign off for the night! Hehe...

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 10:27 AM (GQ8sn)

181 MWR - I love gridlock. I've never figured out why more people aren't supportive of it. Bring it on - of course only after Obamacare is repealed..

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:27 AM (gmeXX)

182
If the option to "Hit It" in the previous thread involves a club, then I'm all in. Where is the line forming?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 19, 2013 10:28 AM (Jcd0S)

183 The problem with holding Rush accountable for "his failings" is that you're looking towards him as the thought leader for the GOP. That's really just his advertising position, you know?

Besides that, the stumbling reply - which I'd also heard - was forgiveable. Its a live program, the idea is good but not Rush's style, and TBH Rush couldn't get that many GOP people to come on to a show like that.

Posted by: Bigby's Karate Chop at February 19, 2013 10:28 AM (3ZtZW)

184 Re: Mark Sanford

acrually had a prog say to me they couldn't believe pubs in SC were so desparate they are getting Sanford to run. Pissed me off. I am no Sanford fan. He was on the Today show this morningsucking up.

Anyway, I told him to look up Alvin Greene if he wanted to see true desparation. I asked him if he was aware of JJJr "valentine" to his wife by agreeing to testify against her. I asked him if it was the first time a politician cheated on his wife. It wasn't like he brought hookers in to the White House like JFK.

He pointed out it was troubling that state officials did not know where Sanford was for one whole weekend when he was Governor. I asked him I was more concerned the JEF was absent while a Diplomat was murdered, a consulate burned and calls for help were ignored in Benghazi.

It was like he had never heard these facts before. Cause he hadn't.

Posted by: thunderb at February 19, 2013 10:28 AM (Dnbau)

185 Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons. The possession of a good rifle, as well as the skill to use it well, truly makes a man monarch of all he surveys. It realizes the ancient dream of the Jovian thunderbolt, and as such it is the embodiment of personal power. For this reason it exercises a curious influence over the minds of most men, and in its best examples it constitutes an object of affection unmatched by any other inanimate object.

-Jeff Cooper, opening paragraph, The Art of The Rifle

No wonder the Washington DC communists hate the very thought of a common man armed with the tools to determine his own fate.

Posted by: Pvt. Partze at February 19, 2013 10:28 AM (A2iqW)

186 I've thought the same thing myself. Just a little exercise in how little things like the laws we all have to obey are made. Maybe a Face-Tube series following one bill would begood. We only got a glimpse of the sausage factory with SCOAMFCare. IIRC, that was written largely by a criminal behind bars. Somehow, that little factoid was never widely known.
It would be eye-opening, I'm certain.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 10:20 AM (+z4pE)



"But, but... Schoolhouse Rock already told us everything we need to know about how a bill becomes a law! We're all smaht and stuff!"

-Idiots in the MFM and most schools

*clearing throat* They'd be referring to this:


Bill: Well I got this far. When I started, I wasn't even a bill, I was just an idea. Some folks back home decided they wanted a law passed, so they called their local Congressman and he said, "You're right, there ought to be a law." Then he sat down and wrote me out and introduced me to Congress. And I became a bill, and I'll remain a bill until they decide to make me a law.


http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858665754/

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:29 AM (4df7R)

187
"Our Media enemies have a battle ship, while we have a fishing trawler with a few rifles"



Ehem.

Posted by: USS Cole at February 19, 2013 10:29 AM (UrENZ)

188 "Nobody likes a braggart."

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry acts out the old joke - the one with punchline - "I'm telling everybody!"

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2013 10:30 AM (HjPtV)

189 She still looks the same. I have some from last year I can put up later, right after you sign off for the night! Hehe...


Posted by: EC at February 19, 2013 10:27 AM (GQ8sn)


That's just mean. I'll just say I'm leaving and then lurk. Lol.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:30 AM (da5Wo)

190 How can it be a hate crime when there was no crime? Since when is being rude a crime?

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 19, 2013 10:30 AM (6J6x7)

191 #152 Thanks for the link to that article, Skandia Recluse!

You know, we really do live in a conservative bubble and assume that everyone knows this stuff. I well remember Bill Ayers from back in the early 70's, as he is my age. MY antennae on Obama went into full alert when he was linked to Obama early on.

After much pleading and charts and diagras and explanations of the national debt and the danger, I managed to persuade my 30-something daughter to vote for Romney this time. (While she was married and living out of state, she voted for Obama in 2008.)

I was talking about something the other day, and she did not know anything about Bill Ayers. I explained both his past history and his current position and travels (like to Egypt before Mubarak was thrown out). She was horrified and said she couldn't understand why this hadn't been in the news. I had to cut my rant short because I think she was afraid I had flipped my lid.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 19, 2013 10:31 AM (GoIUi)

192 With respect to Cupp, it is less a defense of Rush and more of an
indictment of her. She doesn't want conservatives to like her, she wants
liberals to like her so that they will invite her on. How do you do
that - take a shot at Rush. I'm not sold on any convictions she may
claim to have. I suspect that she will be evolving on certain issues for
a long time.
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True.
Leave Rush alone, or "no comment" ought to be the approach.
If you are a conservative, there are far better targets on the "right" doing far more damage to conservative ideas.

But, then I recall that fellow who wrote that "ever notice how all these conservative commentators aren't really conservative?" article and didn't even have the balls to name a single name.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 19, 2013 10:31 AM (VjL9S)

193 With respect to Cupp, it is less a defense of Rush and more of an indictment of her. She doesn't want conservatives to like her, she wants liberals to like her so that they will invite her on. How do you do that - take a shot at Rush. I'm not sold on any convictions she may claim to have. I suspect that she will be evolving on certain issues for a long time.

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Pretty much my opinion as well... She's going to be part of the Scarborough / Frum wing of "house Republicans" who are trotted out as an example of a "reasonable" Republican as opposed to those "extreme conservatives".

If she's going to lay on her back for the MSM, she doesn't need to be getting any more exposure on the right.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 19, 2013 10:32 AM (e0xKF)

194 obama/liberals:

1) guns for Americans- Hell no- Full speed ahead to take them away- Damn the COnstitution

2) Nukes for Iran and North Korea: Yawn

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2013 10:32 AM (9Bj8R)

195 Rush seems pretty comfortable doing what he's always done.

Beck's the guy pushing into other avenues.

Posted by: zsasz at February 19, 2013 10:32 AM (MMC8r)

196 Once again, public pensions are mismanaged. Gun companies are excellent investments especially now when there is such a run on them.

Posted by: I chase him - I bite him at February 19, 2013 10:33 AM (6J6x7)

197 Rush has mellowed or softened over the years. He used to be MUCH more less careful with his words. Now, it seems at least once week he censors himself, and I'm not talking curse words, but ideas. One would think given his wealth and power, he would not be so afraid of speaking his mind.

Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 10:33 AM (opS9C)

198
"But, but... Schoolhouse Rock already told us everything we need to know about how a bill becomes a law! We're all smaht and stuff!"

Schoolhouse rock was killed by the networks. But the guy who came up with the concept gave a lecture at harvard sometime in the late 80's, he was shocked as he was showing the videos of his work that all of the kids sang along. He knew he had done something special.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:33 AM (l86i3)

199 get our voices heard in dc.....remember the tea party rallies?....they heard us...they don't care...most of the gop doesn't care...they vote with the enemy after we elect them to stand strong against them...they are the enemy....LET IT BURN


^^^^^
THIS! A thousand times this!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 10:33 AM (GFM2b)

200 Leadership - with a standard bearer - rarely comes from the legislature. And not a chance from today's media circus, either

The reports of Sarah Palin's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2013 10:35 AM (HjPtV)

201 get our voices heard in dc.....remember the tea party rallies?....they heard us...they don't care...most of the gop doesn't care...they vote with the enemy after we elect them to stand strong against them...they are the enemy....LET IT BURN

Well, yes. But I want to take away from them ANY opportunity to say we didn't give them fair warning before we threw them away. I don't want them to have a leg to stand on; not even a stump.

It doesn't matter anyway. Unless they give me strong candidates who I actually believe mean what they say, I'm done voting for the 'pubbies. Curse me out all you want, but I'm not being anyone's battered housewife anymore.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:36 AM (4df7R)

202 I've thought the same thing myself. Just a little exercise in how little things like the laws we all have to obey are made. Maybe a Face-Tube series following one bill would begood. We only got a glimpse of the sausage factory with SCOAMFCare. IIRC, that was written largely by a criminal behind bars. Somehow, that little factoid was never widely known.

It would be eye-opening, I'm certain.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 19, 2013 10:20 AM (+z4pE)



Yup. People don't know what a lobbyist does. Most people think it's about lunches and dinners and trips and the envelope being put under the plate to get the vote. Most people do not know that lobbying means that emailing the senior staffer the Word file of the proposed legislation and having said staffer slap the Congress critters name on it. Most people don't know that it's drafting the regulations that are the actual law and quietly slipping the proposed changes into the Federal Register and then getting the comment period to be closed before people find out about it.

Hell, ages ago I used to help draft legislative proposals and the actual elected official wasn't even a person I bothered about. I wanted the name of the senior staffer. That was the person with the power.

Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 19, 2013 10:36 AM (VtjlW)

203 She was horrified and said she couldn't understand why this hadn't been in the news. I had to cut my rant short because I think she was afraid I had flipped my lid.


I would have told her, "The internet! Do you know how to fucking use it? The information is out there!"

Posted by: rickb223 at February 19, 2013 10:37 AM (GFM2b)

204 get our voices heard in dc.....remember the tea party rallies?....they
heard us...they don't care...most of the gop doesn't care...they vote
with the enemy after we elect them to stand strong against them...they
are the enemy....LET IT BURN





^^^^^

THIS! A thousand times this!
========
Yes, yes, yes.

I know they hear us, I know they know what we want. I've been in the meetings where people report their one-on-one conversations with them.

And you know what?

The do the same damned thing as if they never heard a thing.

They. Don't. Fucking. Care. What. We. Think.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 19, 2013 10:37 AM (VjL9S)

205 Rush seems pretty comfortable doing what he's always done. Beck's the guy pushing into other avenues


---
Yeah, for one I think Beck has the energy. Rush is older now, comfortable with his life and is earning a great paycheck. He took the risks years ago, he had the TV show, that was probably ahead of its time. He was one of the first to write the books and get on the bestseller list.

Beck is creating his own media empire, and more power to him. He seems to have the energy and passion. His voice is different than Rush's, but we need all kinds of voices.

Both have the ability to make news and have some influence. Just look at Amazon book sales before and after Rush mentions a book. Beck seems to be able to get people to show up and rally.

Both are good for the conservative movement, and both will also do things the annoy conservatives from time to time. But on the whole, the positives of each far exceed the negatives.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:37 AM (gmeXX)

206 BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:22 AM

Your daughters were so cute! I see havoc in the local yute population in the future. Good luck.

And ES, I agree with BCochran. We need current data.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 19, 2013 10:38 AM (u82oZ)

207 Rush has mellowed or softened over the years. He used to be MUCH more less careful with his words. Now, it seems at least once week he censors himself, and I'm not talking curse words, but ideas. One would think given his wealth and power, he would not be so afraid of speaking his mind

----

True, but this to me just seems to be a product of age and possibly contentment. People who have contentment in life typically lose some of that firebrand and passion. It may simply be an energy level thing. It may be that they are more risk averse. I don't know.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:40 AM (gmeXX)

208 194 obama/liberals:

1) guns for Americans- Hell no- Full speed ahead to take them away- Damn the COnstitution

2) Nukes for Iran and North Korea: Yawn
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2013 10:32 AM (9Bj8R)

Abrams and F-16's to the Muslim Brotherhood - Full speed ahead!

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 10:41 AM (fWAjv)

209 Rush has said many times that the left considers him a "leader" in Republican and conservative circles, and he laughs it off every time, as he should. He's not a leader; he's a megaphone. He does what he does and he does it VERY well. You can disagree with some of his methods, but I think throwing him aside like he has no value anymore is short-sighted. He is now and has long been a stalwart voice for conservative principles. It isn't up to him to lead; it's up to him to get the word out to the masses about what conservatism is and why it trumps regressivism in every way so that THEY can lead, or find leaders who represent them.

Our problem is that there are no leaders in the wings who will march to Washington and clean house. Instead we have a leaderless mass of very unhappy people who are screaming very loudly about how our country is disintegrating in front of our eyes, but no one who is going to go to Washington and say, "This is what we're going to do. You can come along, or you can get gone."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:41 AM (4df7R)

210 I'm reading Althouse and listening to Beck. Both are talking about the weirdest quantum physics class I've ever seen. Not sure why holocaust and 9/11 images were necessary.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 19, 2013 10:42 AM (ZshNr)

211 "Hell, ages ago I used to help draft legislative proposals and the actual
elected official wasn't even a person I bothered about. I wanted the
name of the senior staffer. That was the person with the power."

Obamacare is a glaring example of staff-lobbyist complicity. I also appreciate WUNC-TV's (PBS) broadcast of the "Yes, Prime Minister" series. Well done!

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2013 10:42 AM (HjPtV)

212 Both are good for the conservative movement, and both will also do things the annoy conservatives from time to time. But on the whole, the positives of each far exceed the negatives.
Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:37 AM (gmeXX)


This!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:43 AM (4df7R)

213 Time to walk the Doggeh, She thinks I'm fun. BRB rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at February 19, 2013 10:43 AM (l86i3)

214 Quantum mechanics

Posted by: lincolntf at February 19, 2013 10:43 AM (ZshNr)

215 He went on to say that condoms were about $2.50 each

They're free at the local jr. high.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 19, 2013 10:44 AM (/kI1Q)

216 What would you expect from Cass R. Sunstein, former Obama head of the
White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) ...

For
coercive paternalism to be justified, Conly contends that four criteria
must be met. First, the activity that paternalists seek to prevent must
genuinely be opposed to people’s long-term ends as judged by people
themselves. If people really love collecting comic books, stamps, or
license plates, there is no occasion to intervene.

Second,
coercive measures must be effective rather than futile. Prohibition
didn’t work, and officials shouldn’t adopt strategies that fail. Third,
the benefits must exceed the costs. To know whether they do, would-be
paternalists must assess both material and psychological benefits and
costs (including not only the frustration experienced by those who lose
the power to choose but also the losses experienced by those who are
coerced into something bad for them). Fourth, the measure in question
must be more effective than the reasonable alternatives. If an
educational campaign would have the benefits of a prohibition without
the costs, then Conly favors the educational campaign.

Posted by: Perry at February 19, 2013 10:46 AM (e8kgV)

217 You know what the Russian meteorite probably did besides damage to property? It crashed the meteorite market.

Meteorites used to be relatively worth a good sum of money but I would assume this event just flooded the market.

They even had a reality show about hunting for meteorites. I should have never sold my gold shares for meteorite shares. Damn.

Posted by: polynikes at February 19, 2013 10:50 AM (m2CN7)

218 Be honest, you've got one foot up on the steps to the soapbox, don't you?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 19, 2013 10:21 AM (da5Wo)


I'm saving that for when my eye stops twitching and I can rant about UCCS' suggestions that the best thing for me to do is lie back and think of England. Oh. Look. My blood pressure just went up 200 points.

Oh and I hereby nominate this as the new Horde theme song - http://youtu.be/h4YkOIIe8Tw



Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 19, 2013 10:53 AM (VtjlW)

219 DrewM got a new one

Posted by: Vic at February 19, 2013 10:54 AM (53z96)

220 And it's twilight in California: many school districts going under due to their capital appreciation bond obligations.

http://tinyurl.com/ajx2g48

Posted by: PJ at February 19, 2013 10:58 AM (ZWaLo)

221 Posted by: SH at February 19, 2013 10:40 AM (gmeXX) ------- Good point.

Posted by: Baldy at February 19, 2013 11:06 AM (opS9C)

222 Katrina is still the MSM's pet hurricane, and they have a big fondness for Sandy

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 11:12 AM (mCvL4)

223 Don't be frustrated with Rush.

Without him there would be no voice of conservatism in any media. Just let that sink in for a minute.

He is effective in explaining conservative principles.

Your frustration is that we have no conservative political leaders right now.

Your frustration is that the MSM cooperates with the Dims in destroying any effective conservative voice before they can become effective on the national scene. (i.e.. Palin, Rubio, Cruz, Rand Paul, etc)

Your frustration is with a Republican leadership that has no problem with trillion dollar yearly deficits - they just have a problem that they aren't controlling where the money goes.( See Rove)

Your frustration is with the simple fact that we are productive citizens who simply want to be left alone in maximum freedom, but we're in a life and death struggle with people who actually get more money and power and acclaim the more they hamstring our economic and personal freedom so they're willing to spend every moment of every day working against you and your children.

Your frustration isn't with Rush. Your frustration is that both the Dim and Republican leadership want him gone...and for the same reasons.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 19, 2013 11:26 AM (j2lYi)

224 Did anyone catch Mark Levins show about why he thinks DHS is buying up all that ammo? Anyone have thoughts on this?

Posted by: Secret Squirrels Ballz Und Sheft at February 19, 2013 11:26 AM (UB6eP)

225 Asshole Baldwin should be subjected to Alinsky Rule #4

"Make the enemy live up to his own book of rules"


Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 11:41 AM (mCvL4)

226 #203 It's pretty hard to look up Bill Ayers when you don't even know he exists.

I do not cuss at my daughter. She is moving slowly to the right and yelling at her isn't going to get the result I want. You may be in a different situation.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 19, 2013 11:47 AM (GoIUi)

227 On that AGW article under the top headlines on the right sidebar-

I read the linked article at NRO and reader comments. A lot of commenters note that the engineers and scientists polled work for big oil in Albert draw the conclusion that they are biased because of their jobs. Wholly ignorant of what the Albertans scientific background and work entails the commenters fail to see that they may have some insight which so-called climate scientists may not have - in a recent post-glacial sub-arctic climate riddled with permafrost the wildest climate scientist projections (if true) will have no discernible impacts relative to man made micro-climate effects of building just one road. So, AGW true or false is a moot point and when the implication of any such survey is that AGW is true we MUST do something about it.

Meanwhile, if the wilder climate scientist projections are true, Yeah for us. Maybe we'll get back to the temperatures/climates of about 200 years ago when Europe/Asia had milder winters and North Africa was the breadbasket of the Mediterranean.

Posted by: Obamao at February 19, 2013 12:14 PM (JtyGg)

228 And now, from the warped hyper-partisan perspective of the Los Angeles Times:

Obama's vacations have been rare, brief and regularly interrupted by crises at home and overseas. Most recently, he suspended his Christmas holiday in Hawaii to rush back to Washington for a few days to deal with congressional negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.

That's the hill we shall always die upon until there's actually some sort of representation of "sanity" and "reality" in the media.

Posted by: akula51 at February 19, 2013 01:13 PM (EzOzr)






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