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1 Debate Co-Chair, "It Was A Mistake To Have Candy Crowley Moderate"


I'll take "Fucking Obvious" for $200, Alex.

Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:08 AM (GQ8sn)

2 The student revolts of 1968 deeply alarmed him. “At the time,” he [Pope Benedict] wrote, “I was dean of the faculty of theology at (the University of) Tubingen, and in all the university assemblies in which I participated, I could notice all kinds of terror, from subtle psycho-terror up to violence.”

He described how he initially regarded Marxism as a potential corrective to certain strains of modern thought. But he came to identify it with “terror.” He added: “I think that in those years, I learned where discussion must stop because it is turning into a lie and resistance must begin in order to maintain freedom.”

Posted by: Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx at February 21, 2013 09:09 AM (e8kgV)

3 Heads up Morons, bill in Illinois calls for the end of anonymous posting of comments online.




http://tinyurl.com/ajef9db

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 21, 2013 09:09 AM (da5Wo)

4 >>>>Don't leave ammunition in your Over

is it safe to leave it my Under?

Posted by: L, elle at February 21, 2013 09:10 AM (0PiQ4)

5 Debate Co-Chair, "It Was A Mistake To Have Candy Crowley Moderate"


I'll take "Fucking Obvious" for $200, Alex.
Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:08 AM (GQ8sn)

Ya but they balanced that off with all those moderators from Fox News.....Oh yeah, never mind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2013 09:10 AM (9Bj8R)

6 Maybe now that Soledad O'Brian is out at CNN, she can just moderate all the next debates because she is so impartial?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2013 09:12 AM (9Bj8R)

7 "Don't Leave Ammunition In Your Over"

I didn't even know I owned an Over.

Posted by: teej at February 21, 2013 09:13 AM (2pw4s)

8 “It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher,” he writes. “The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something laws that they broke.”

Posted by: Charles E. Boles at February 21, 2013 09:13 AM (e8kgV)

9 5 Debate Co-Chair, "It Was A Mistake To Have Candy Crowley Moderate" I'll take "Fucking Obvious" for $200, Alex. Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:08 AM (GQ8sn) Ya but they balanced that off with all those moderators from Fox News.....Oh yeah, never mind
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2013 09:10 AM (9Bj8R)

Stupid RINO didn't have much of a chance from the start. Each party had one preemption. RNC excluded a MSNBC moderator and DNC excluded a FOX moderator. We were left with nothing but commies to moderate.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 21, 2013 09:13 AM (YYyqq)

10
I'll take "Fucking Obvious" for $200, Alex.


Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:08 AM (GQ8sn)'

One of the Constant criticisms of George HW Bush was that he not only didn't realize who his enemies were, he wasn't even aware he was in a war.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:14 AM (bb5+k)

11 Yeah L, elle, about that "getting the last word" thingy from last night...

Posted by: teej at February 21, 2013 09:15 AM (2pw4s)

12 Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson used
her old New Jersey state government email account to supplement the
account that she operated under the alias “Richard Windsor,” which a
watchdog group suggests was another attempt to avoid transparency laws.

Posted by: Mark Twain at February 21, 2013 09:15 AM (e8kgV)

13 “It was during this time that I personally witnessed
two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher,” he
writes. “The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor
did the other thirty-something laws that they broke.”


Posted by: Charles E. Boles at February 21, 2013 09:13 AM (e8kgV)


Reason doesn't work. We have become too stupid.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:16 AM (bb5+k)

14 I wonder: does someone who goes from being an Obama White House
spokesman and Obama campaign official to being an MSNBC contributor even
notice that they changed jobs?

Posted by: Glenn Greenwald at February 21, 2013 09:17 AM (e8kgV)

15 One of the Constant criticisms of George HW Bush was
that he not only didn't realize who his enemies were, he wasn't even
aware he was in a war.





Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:14 AM (bb5+k)


Those offsetting spending cuts from the don't read my lips tax increases should happen any day now...

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 21, 2013 09:18 AM (FDYeH)

16 Those of you who were enjoying the PATAX bottom drumming last night, go ahead and click on the guy's name for the "behind the scenes" (SWIDT?) clip marked with "Surprise".


Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:19 AM (GQ8sn)

17 - "Why Has There Been No Coverage Of This California Spree Killer?"

Doesn't fit their narrative. If that dude were white, had a standard WASP name, and maybe listened to conservative talk radio, however, then there would be 24/7 coverage.

- "Universal Studios To Drop Health Insurance For Part Time Workers"

Of course. When something becomes too expensive for a business said business will drop it. Laws have real world consequences.

- "Gallup Poll: Americans Still Back The GWOT"

Of course they do. Despite everything the country has not gone completely stupid, provided you don't ask them questions with the party label of "Republican" included. Once party labels are in the mix that will set off Zombieland into a mode of Idiocracy. But ask them in essence whether we should kill terrorists before they kill us and of course a substantial majority of them will respond the right way.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 21, 2013 09:19 AM (r2PLg)

18 Debate Co-Chair, "It Was A Mistake To Have Candy Crowley Moderate"





They JUST figured that out? I'm surprised that Candy the Hut wasn't wear a t-shirt tent with Obama's logo on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 21, 2013 09:21 AM (1Jaio)

19 Those offsetting spending cuts from the don't read my lips tax increases should happen any day now...


Posted by: Captain Hate at February 21, 2013 09:18 AM (FDYeH)


That single attempt to work with the Democrats, cost him the election. It gave us Bill Clinton, and two Liberal Supreme court justices. It also very BADLY damaged the Republican brand.
George HW Bush was the worst mistake Reagan ever made.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:21 AM (bb5+k)

20 The suit argues tax laws require 501(c)(4) nonprofits such as AAN to operate “exclusively” for the social welfare, but that IRS regulations instead specify only that social welfare should be a 501(c)(4) group’s “primary purpose.” Many nonprofits interpret that to mean that as long as they don’t spend more than half their money on politics, they are in the clear, a CREW attorney noted.

“The lawsuit alleges that IRS regulation is arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law,” Sloan said. “There’s really no dictionary that would show ‘exclusively’ and ‘primarily’ as synonymous.”

... I wonder if Media Migraines has noticed.

Posted by: Gordon William Lillie at February 21, 2013 09:22 AM (e8kgV)

21
"One of the Constant criticisms of George HW Bush was that he not only didn't realize who his enemies were, he wasn't even aware he was in a war"
Nor did he care. But hey, those of us who disagree w/his Rove's tactics - boy, aren't we nasty SOBs or something...
"is it safe to leave it my Under"
"Gentlemen, I'd like you to meet your captain, Captain Oveur.Captain, your navigator, Mr. Unger, and your first officer, Mr. Dunn.
Unger.
Oveur.
Oveur.
Dunn. Gentlemen, let's get to work. "

Posted by: Jess1 at February 21, 2013 09:23 AM (lbiWb)

22 Don't leave ammunition in your oven

----------

I used to do consulting work for DEC, which occasionally involved spending time in one oftheir facilities. Once, while I was at ZKO in Nashua, one of the security guards was taken away for leaving ammunition in one of the cafeteria microwaves; some hungry worker had found it when she went to nuke one of her sammiches. Never did hear why he ad put it there in the first place.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 21, 2013 09:23 AM (1c58W)

23 Lordy. Will CBS's war on women never end? And who wouldn't choke a bitch after viewing Mystic Pizza in its entirety?

Posted by: Fritz at February 21, 2013 09:23 AM (UzPAd)

24 16
Those of you who were enjoying the PATAX bottom drumming last night, go
ahead and click on the guy's name for the "behind the scenes" (SWIDT?)
clip marked with "Surprise".




Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:19 AM (GQ8sn)


I hate you. So very very much.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 21, 2013 09:24 AM (da5Wo)

25 Lars Hadegaard, apparently a Scandinavian Geert Wilders type, has an interesting editorial about the Arab-looking guy who tried to assassinate him and the European press unwillingness to report about it, in today's Wall St Journal.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 21, 2013 09:25 AM (ZshNr)

26 What Pope Benedict Did for the Catholic Church

Also, he had the good sense to get out of Dodge while he still had the mental faculties. Good precedent.

Posted by: Regular Moron at February 21, 2013 09:25 AM (feFL6)

27 Oh no you don't, teej! I went back to the thread before the ONT just to make sure I wasn't the rude hit and run commenter. Last night, that was you!

Please tell me you didn't go back there after me and frame me.

Posted by: L, elle at February 21, 2013 09:25 AM (0PiQ4)

28 The national average has increased for 33 consecutive days, rising 46 cents or nearly 14 percent during this stretch. This is the longest streak since the price increased 44 cents over 44 days March 22-May 5, 2011. This year’s run-up is not only larger and faster than recent years but is beginning earlier. The national average in 2011 increased by just seven cents during the same 33 day period and in 2012 it increased by 18 cents.

... you almost get the feeling that the "gun control" effort is merely a diversionary tactic to keep the narrative off of these increasing prices

Posted by: John Baker Omohundro at February 21, 2013 09:25 AM (e8kgV)

29 George HW Bush was the worst mistake Reagan ever made.





Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:21 AM (bb5+k)


It's hard to imagine him as anything other than a sop to the country clubbers to not turn their back on that parvenu Reagan and spend election day on the fainting couch. You know, what us conservatives are always accused of doing...

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 21, 2013 09:27 AM (FDYeH)

30 >Are you reworking a smaller engine or installing a

factory 103? I rode a stock 103 last year for a few days and hated to

give it up.



Posted by: real joe at February 21, 2013 09:06 AM (PD2ad)

stretching a 96 out to 103... Screamin' Eagle Stage Two

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 21, 2013 09:28 AM (8sCoq)

31 Thoughtful article on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. An example of Service and of Free Will that is far too often lacking in this modern world.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2013 09:28 AM (7hK27)

32 I hate you. So very very much.

Hey, I didn't make that video!

Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:30 AM (GQ8sn)

33 Maybe now that Soledad O'Brian is out at CNN, she can just moderate all the next debates because she is so impartial?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2013 09:12 AM (9Bj8R)


Depends on what The Voice In The Earpiece says

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 21, 2013 09:31 AM (8sCoq)

34 Candy Crowley is Exhibit B as to how the RINOs are killing us. Mitt was Exhibit A.

Ball-less RINOs can't negotiate a more balanced debate formula or just don't care.

Purge the RINOs.

Posted by: SurferDoc at February 21, 2013 09:32 AM (6H6FZ)

35 Lars Hadegaard, apparently a Scandinavian Geert
Wilders type, has an interesting editorial about the Arab-looking guy
who tried to assassinate him and the European press unwillingness to
report about it, in today's Wall St Journal.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 21, 2013 09:25 AM (ZshNr)

I have argued with an Austrian Atheist for some five years now. I point out to him how the Arab Muslims are slowly taking over Europe, and how they won't be very tolerant of Atheists when they become a majority.

He is somewhat worried about this.

I joke with him that Europe has gone so far down the path of "Political Correctness" that the only thing that can save it now is Racial Bigotry and Religious Intolerance! (Of Arab Muslims.)



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:32 AM (bb5+k)

36



WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of Americans who applied last week
for new unemployment benefits rose sharply, though it remained at a
level that suggests slow but steady improvement in the labor market.






Initial jobless claims rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000 in
the week ended Feb.16, the Labor Department said Thursday.






Economists surveyed by MarketWatch forecast claims to rise to 351,000 from a revised 342,000 in the prior week.



Higher unemployment always suggests an improving job market comrades. Well at least we have Barry not resting until everyone finds a job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 21, 2013 09:32 AM (1Jaio)

37
32I hate you. So very very much.

Hey, I didn't make that video!


Not work friendly, so I'se got to know-- dudes, right?

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 21, 2013 09:32 AM (f+TdG)

38
"It's hard to imagine him as anything other than a sop to the country clubbers to not turn their back on that parvenu Reagan and spend election day on the fainting couch"
That was exactly the "Bush" tactic from day 1 - representing the Rockefeller wing of the GOP.

Posted by: Jess1 at February 21, 2013 09:33 AM (lbiWb)

39
Good morning, jackwagons.

We're still screwed.

SNAFU. Oven and out.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 21, 2013 09:33 AM (+z4pE)

40 Not work friendly, so I'se got to know-- dudes, right?

Two dudes, two girls. Which one is which? You'll have to find out.

Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:34 AM (GQ8sn)

41 I see EC has graduated from his fur fixation. Jury still out if its an improvement.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 21, 2013 09:35 AM (7hK27)

42 It's hard to imagine him as anything other than a
sop to the country clubbers to not turn their back on that parvenu
Reagan and spend election day on the fainting couch. You know, what us
conservatives are always accused of doing...


Posted by: Captain Hate at February 21, 2013 09:27 AM (FDYeH)

I can understand why Reagan picked him. (To get the support of those north eastern country clubbers.) Reagan did not have to back him for President in 2008.
Harsh, but it appears that it would have been in the best interest of the nation had Reagan supported an actual conservative instead of that Rino Bush.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:35 AM (bb5+k)

43 LOL L, elle.
I stuck around for 4 or 5 refreshes after my "last" comment and never saw a reply so I figured you ran off to the ONT.
You had to know after your "last word" comment in the ONT I was going to go back and see what you said, and post again, just for grins.

Posted by: teej at February 21, 2013 09:35 AM (IyoLR)

44 I'm still kind of intrigued by Planned Parenthood blaming clinic closings on Obamacare.

Sure, the "all insurance must cover all things uterine" and "the only people not required to buy insurance are Amish and Muslims, two groups that forbid abortion, and prisoners, who already get all things uterine paid for by government" part of the law makes them obsolete. But I didn't think any of their staff would admit that publicly.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 21, 2013 09:36 AM (/kI1Q)

45 Yeah, Europe is screwed. Self-inflicted, just like every other time they've been screwed over millennia. Why do people even bother writing history books anymore? Nobody learns dick.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 21, 2013 09:36 AM (ZshNr)

46 It's hard to imagine him as anything other than a
sop to the country clubbers to not turn their back on that parvenu
Reagan and spend election day on the fainting couch. You know, what us
conservatives are always accused of doing...


Posted by: Captain Hate at February 21, 2013 09:27 AM (FDYeH)

You are 100% correct. Bush was a reassurance sop to the Rockefeller Republicans much the same way Biden was for mainstream Democrats. As lousy as George H.W. Bush turned out to be, he was necessary to getting Reagan elected. It is how the game is played.

Posted by: SurferDoc at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (6H6FZ)

47 I see EC has graduated from his fur fixation. Jury still out if its an improvement.


I get no credit for pointing out relevant information!

Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (GQ8sn)

48 "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew"' DEAD POOL

Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr
actor Jeff Conaway ("Taxi," "Grease," "Babylon 5")
Rodney King
Joey Kovar, a member of MTV's "Real World: Hollywood"
Mindy McCready (country singer)

Posted by: John Slaughter at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (e8kgV)

49
"Reagan did not have to back him for President in 2008"
???

Posted by: Jess1 at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (lbiWb)

50 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed an income tax
cut targeted to the middle class as part of a state budget introduced
Wednesday that would keep property taxes nearly flat, expand the private school voucher program, continue a public school spending freeze and tighten Medicaid income eligibility.






God bless him. He's making it very tempting to move up there out of this shithole Illinois

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 21, 2013 09:38 AM (1Jaio)

51 Yeah, Europe is screwed. Self-inflicted, just like
every other time they've been screwed over millennia. Why do people even
bother writing history books anymore? Nobody learns dick.

Posted by: lincolntf at February 21, 2013 09:36 AM (ZshNr)

I am leaning towards the belief that 1/3 of any group of people will be hopelessly ignorant of the fury going on around them, 1/3 will be siding with evil, and 1/3 will be siding with good. (To overly simplify things.)

The history books are of use only to that 1/3rd that learns from history.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:39 AM (bb5+k)

52
45Yeah, Europe is screwed. Self-inflicted, just like every other time they've been screwed over millennia. Why do people even bother writing history books anymore? Nobody learns dick.
----
In the long run, victory will go to those who choose to reproduce.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 21, 2013 09:39 AM (SO2Q8)

53 "Reagan did not have to back him for President in 2008"
???

Posted by: Jess1 at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (lbiWb)

Sorry, Brain fart. 1988.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:40 AM (bb5+k)

54
"Disgraced CBS Newsman?"

Yeah, and the Tooth Fairy is real, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 21, 2013 09:41 AM (+z4pE)

55 I have argued with an Austrian Atheist for some five years now. I point
out to him how the Arab Muslims are slowly taking over Europe


If U-Bahn ridership in Vienna the week I was there was representative of the city's population, the Ottomans have finally won the siege.

Damn good coffee, though.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 21, 2013 09:41 AM (/kI1Q)

56
As lousy as George H.W. Bush turned out to be, he was necessary to getting Reagan elected. It is how the game is played.
---
But not for the RE-election.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 21, 2013 09:42 AM (SO2Q8)

57 George HW Bush was the worst mistake Reagan ever made.
Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:21 AM (bb5+k)

You and Vic should get a room.

Posted by: polynikes at February 21, 2013 09:42 AM (m2CN7)

58
You are 100% correct. Bush was a reassurance sop
to the Rockefeller Republicans much the same way Biden was for
mainstream Democrats. As lousy as George H.W. Bush turned out to be, he
was necessary to getting Reagan elected. It is how the game is played.


Posted by: SurferDoc at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (6H6FZ)


Reagan could have stabbed him in the back to prevent him from stabbing *US* in the back. The game is played that way too.






Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:42 AM (bb5+k)

59 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed ...

This reminds me of Gov Thornburg (PA) who pitted reduced rolls of able-bodied welfare recipients against increased benefits for the truly needy on welfare.

Posted by: Harry Alonzo Longabaugh at February 21, 2013 09:42 AM (e8kgV)

60 I have argued with an Austrian Atheist for some five
years now. I point out to him how the Arab Muslims are slowly taking
over Europe, and how they won't be very tolerant of Atheists when they
become a majority.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:32 AM (bb5+k)




Barry: Did you speak to him in his native Austrian?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 21, 2013 09:43 AM (1Jaio)

61 19 That single attempt to work with the Democrats, cost him the election. It gave us Bill Clinton, and two Liberal Supreme court justices. It also very BADLY damaged the Republican brand.
George HW Bush was the worst mistake Reagan ever made.

Ross Perot and HW's gun control moves didn't help either. A lot of people forget about the latter but it pissed off a chunk of the base and pushed them to Perot or not voting.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at February 21, 2013 09:44 AM (UlI/7)

62 If Boehner was a real politician for the people of this country , he and his cronies would be drafting sequester 2,3,4,and 5 NOW.

Posted by: Clemenza at February 21, 2013 09:44 AM (x59Gv)

63 Hey, what is up with The Conversation page over at Breitbart? It seems like every time I head over there, some spam screen pops up warning me about viruses on my computer.

Posted by: DaveinNC at February 21, 2013 09:44 AM (boNGU)

64 "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew"' DEAD POOLAlice In Chains bassist Mike Starractor Jeff Conaway ("Taxi," "Grease," "Babylon 5")Rodney KingJoey Kovar, a member of MTV's "Real World: Hollywood" Mindy McCready (country singer)
Posted by: John Slaughter at February 21, 2013 09:37 AM (e8kgV)

These are fucked up addicts he deals with. Expect more deaths. Don't fall into the liberal's den where they haven't a clue about cause and effect.

Posted by: polynikes at February 21, 2013 09:45 AM (m2CN7)

65
God bless him. He's making it very tempting to move up there out of this shithole Illinois

---
Walker 2016?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 21, 2013 09:46 AM (SO2Q8)

66 It is weird. Normally a slippery slope argument is considered flawed, but when applying it to government programs, it is almost always accurate.

Posted by: Ook? at February 21, 2013 09:46 AM (OQpzc)

67 We are going to wake up and find out Old Jug ears does not like Sequestration, load more sequestration, and that should mean we load more sequestration in the chamber..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 21, 2013 09:46 AM (x59Gv)

68 40Two dudes, two girls. Which one is which? You'll have to find out.
Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:34 AM (GQ8sn)Fairly obvious once you look at the hips.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 21, 2013 09:46 AM (f+TdG)

69 Jones in CO:
Awesome. That bike will be a monster.

Posted by: real joe at February 21, 2013 09:47 AM (PD2ad)

70 And now a moment of silence , with a background music of "We shall overcome" as JJ Junior is just a wasted opportunity again for greatness to his people..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 21, 2013 09:48 AM (x59Gv)

71 In the long run, victory will go to those who choose to reproduce.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 21, 2013 09:39 AM (SO2Q

And this is a lesson which many seemingly cannot comprehend. It *IS* in the interest of a state to insure that it has sufficient replacement population to sustain itself in defending against aggression from outside of it's realm.

Abortion, Homosexuality, Fatherless households (caused by Welfare) and various other social factors do indeed impact on a nation's ability to protect and finance itself. As Michael Barone pointed out a couple of weeks ago, Medicare and various other 1960s programs were based on the assumption that the baby boom birth rate would be a constant for the future.

I see signs for hope. The Fastest growing Demographic in New York City is Orthodox Jews. Liberal ones are not keeping up with their replacement rate, and eventually the Orthodox will dominate. New York will become contestable again.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:48 AM (bb5+k)

72 Hey, I didn't make that video!


Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:30 AM (GQ8sn)



Now THERE'S an idea. You need to make your own version.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 21, 2013 09:49 AM (da5Wo)

73 Well, this sux.
My Dentist was arrested over the weekend for pointing a weapon at another vehicle.

Nice guy, hope there is more to the story that reflects better on him.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 21, 2013 09:51 AM (X9AnY)

74 Now THERE'S an idea. You need to make your own version.


LOL!

"Hey honey, can you ask your sisters to do me a favour?"

Posted by: EC at February 21, 2013 09:51 AM (GQ8sn)

75 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>looky in the sidebar, teej

Plant open to a reunion !

That might not be a good thing. I don't think he's got it anymore. The stuff he did with Allison Krauss was not good. His voice has changed alot

Posted by: L, elle at February 21, 2013 09:52 AM (0PiQ4)

76
And this is a lesson which many seemingly cannot comprehend. It *IS* in the interest of a state to insure that it has sufficient replacement population to sustain itself in defending against aggression from outside of it's realm.

I'm pretty sure the biggest deciding factor in producing yard apes is, "Can we afford one?" Given that the current regime is bent on destroying the economy, they're doing their level best to stop people from having kids.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 21, 2013 09:52 AM (+z4pE)

77 If U-Bahn ridership in Vienna the week I was there
was representative of the city's population, the Ottomans have finally
won the siege.

Damn good coffee, though.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 21, 2013 09:41 AM (/kI1Q)

I read something last year to the effect that only believers in competing religion (Christianity) are capable of opposing believers in the Islamic religion. Atheists and the non religious will never sufficiently overcome their ennui to offer any resistance. Believers have "fire in the belly." Non believers don't.

I regarded it as a very wise observation.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:52 AM (bb5+k)

78 >
Jones in CO:

Awesome. That bike will be a monster.

Posted by: real joe at February 21, 2013 09:47 AM (PD2ad)

That's the plan. Job includes custom machined Black Widow racing cams.
My bike is a 2011 model- I bought it in June of that year. That was the last year 96ci was the stock motor. If I had waited a few more months to buy, I could have gotten a 2013 with the new stock 103ci motor. This has always bugged me. I'm making things right.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 21, 2013 09:54 AM (8sCoq)

79 "Reagan did not have to back him for President in 2008"

Somebody got switched to decaf while they weren't paying attention...

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Ampersandsaurus at February 21, 2013 09:54 AM (GBXon)

80 It is weird. Normally a slippery slope argument is considered flawed, but when applying it to government programs, it is almost always accurate.



That's because "slippery slope" really isn't.
It's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2013 09:57 AM (GFM2b)

81
Ross Perot and HW's gun control moves didn't
help either. A lot of people forget about the latter but it pissed off a
chunk of the base and pushed them to Perot or not voting.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at February 21, 2013 09:44 AM (UlI/7)

It may have had a small effect, but the primary effect for Bush was the fact that he could not call the Pathological Liar Bill Clinton, a "liar."

The minute George Bush insinuated that Clinton might be a habitual liar, the media would pull out the "READ MY LIPS... NO NEW TAXES!" pledge, and offer up the notion that George HW Bush, was himself a liar.

Everyone could see this sword of Damocles from a mile away, and even George Bush could see it. He could NOT attack Clinton where he was weakest (truthfulness, character) because George Bush had thrown that tool away.

The media would have beaten him to death had he tried it.




Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 09:57 AM (bb5+k)

82 (CNSNews.com) – A State Department “worldwide caution” updating U.S. citizens about potential terror threats has little to say about the fact that most of the terrorist groups targeting Americans profess themselves to be inspired by Islam.

The 2,000-plus word memo released this week does not use the word “Muslim” at all. “Islam” is used only where it appears in the actual name of a militant group (such as the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan), and in reference to “anti-Islamic videos and cartoons,” which the department says were linked to some anti-Western violence last September.

The memo uses the term “Islamist” only once – to describe extremist groups such as Lashkar-e-Toiba that are active in South Asia.

Elsewhere the advisory is silent on the religious/ideological motivation driving the majority of anti-Western terrorist groups.

Weasel Zippers:

Absolutely disgusting.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2013 09:57 AM (9Bj8R)

83 I'm pretty sure the biggest deciding factor in producing yard apes is, "Can we afford one?" Given that the current regime is bent on destroying the economy, they're doing their level best to stop people from having kids.


It should be, "Can we feed them without .gov assistance?"

Posted by: rickb223 at February 21, 2013 10:00 AM (GFM2b)

84
It is weird. Normally a slippery slope argument is considered flawed,
but when applying it to government programs, it is almost always
accurate.

Posted by: Ook? at February 21, 2013 09:46 AM (OQpzc)


I've found "slippery slope" arguments to be pretty much on the money. Do you have an example of a "slippery slope" that didn't work out as predicted?


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 10:01 AM (bb5+k)

85 My Dentist was arrested over the weekend for pointing a weapon at another vehicle.

Damn, nice. I think I'd like that guy. Mine used to mainly get in trouble for street racing. Along with myself and many of his clients, oddly enough. He has my car with the factory supercharger removed and twin 67mm turbos added. Really wakes up the 4.6L mod motor when you're making 1000+hp to the rear wheels.

Posted by: akula51 at February 21, 2013 10:01 AM (EzOzr)

86 I'm pretty sure the biggest deciding factor in producing yard apes is, "Can we afford get paid to have one?"

Corrected for the Age of Obama.

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Ampersandsaurus at February 21, 2013 10:02 AM (GBXon)

87 A bit more from Right WI on the Budget from Walker...its a good step forward, but kind of underwhelming compared to his first budget.



The Good
It includes an income tax cut.

The Bad
Rather than flatten tax rates, Walker proposes to cut the bottom
three rates, which actually widens the disparity. Moreover, although it
is a step in the right direction, the cut itself is paltry.

The Good
He includes performance incentive grants for schools

The Bad
So many will qualify for this carrot, the incentive becomes watered down.

The Good
His transportation package does not include increases in gas taxes or fees.

The Bad
He is proposing hiring 180 additional engineers and support staff at the Department of Transportation.

The Good
Walker is following through on his plan to reform FoodShare, Unemployment Compensation and Medicaid.

The Bad
To be fair, this is all good.

The Good
He keeps spending relatively in check and ends with a positive balance of $43 million.

The Bad
The Budget is projected to end with a $188 million structural deficit.

The Ugly:
The education reforms are already in trouble.


We'll see


Posted by: H Badger at February 21, 2013 10:02 AM (n/0Nw)

88 I'm pretty sure the biggest deciding factor in
producing yard apes is, "Can we afford one?" Given that the current
regime is bent on destroying the economy, they're doing their level best
to stop people from having kids.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 21, 2013 09:52 AM (+z4pE)

All liberal policies converge on one common and recurring theme.

Death. (Anti-life.)

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 10:05 AM (bb5+k)

89 Debate Co-Chair, "It Was A Mistake To Have Candy Crowley Moderate"

No, really? Ya don't say.

Oh, but having Bob Schieffer in the mix was great, right?

Fucking idiots.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:05 AM (4df7R)

90 Somebody got switched to decaf while they weren't paying attention...

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Ampersandsaurus at February 21, 2013 09:54 AM (GBXon)


I could certainly use some caffeine right about now. Got 2008 on the brain. Meant 1988.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 10:06 AM (bb5+k)

91 Universal Studios To Drop Health Insurance For Part Time Workers

The fact that they had insurance for part-timers in the first place is pretty damn amazing. But the fact that they're dropping it? How is that newsworthy? Everyone's dropping their health insurance coverage. Dropping it for part-timers who in most other situations wouldn't have had it at all is hardly surprising.

But then I'm a cynical jerk.

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

92 Well L, elle, I haven't heard how well, or not, Plant sings. Never heard the stuff with Miss Krauss.
Hell, I never heard or saw anything from the 2007 concert.
I don't listen to contemporary radio either, just like you. Classic rock or talk radio.
I do know there is at least one old, really old, guy from the old guard that could still do it a couple of years ago.
Saw Edgar Winter open for Heart. Wow.

Posted by: teej at February 21, 2013 10:09 AM (tF9LY)

93 Absolutely disgusting.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 21, 2013 09:57 AM (9Bj8R)


It is considered religious bigotry to make someone's religious beliefs an issue. The ugly reality is that their religious beliefs are indeed at the root of the problem.

We can no longer speak the truth without recriminations.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 10:09 AM (bb5+k)

94 My Dentist was arrested over the weekend for pointing a weapon at another vehicle.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


My dentist gets all up in my face about flossing, whatever that is, but this guy sounds a little extreme.

Posted by: Dang at February 21, 2013 10:11 AM (R18D0)

95 George HW Bush also renounced his Life Membership in the NRA. When asked about it, he said, "Where else are they gonna go?" At that time the NRA could be counted on to deliver 6 million votes. The NRA stayed home.

They answer to"Where else are they gonna go?" is "Out to clean the garage."
Doesn't matter how electable a candidate is, if you disrespect a loyal segment of your base they won't knock themselves out getting to the polling place..

Posted by: SurferDoc at February 21, 2013 10:16 AM (6H6FZ)

96 The TSA should be banned, and at least a quarter of their workers thrown in jail for assault.

TSA Detains 3 Year Old, Wheelchair-bound Girl with Spinal Bifida and Confiscate her Stuffed Animal

Daily Mail: http://tinyurl.com/bd33rhh

The video is heartbreaking. This poor little girl. I don't know how the hell the parents kept it together. I'm pretty sure I'd have started throwing punches.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:18 AM (4df7R)

97 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTaXI9LUugc

Kittehs!

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at February 21, 2013 10:19 AM (bGlsD)

98 Posted by: Ook? at February 21, 2013 09:46 AM (OQpzc)

Maybe I'm just missing the nuance but what is the difference between "slippery-slope" and "incrementalism"? Why is one derided as a logical fallacy and the other the admitted tactic of every commited regressive?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:22 AM (wbeNt)

99
Maybe I'm just missing the nuance but what is
the difference between "slippery-slope" and "incrementalism"? Why is one
derided as a logical fallacy and the other the admitted tactic of every
commited regressive?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:22 AM (wbeNt)

This is exactly my point. Incrementalism has been working for a very long time. It's how we got into this mess.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 21, 2013 10:24 AM (bb5+k)

100 North Korea is rationing hairstyles now. Apparently their idea of fashionable hairdos stopped somewhere in the early 80s.

SOMEDAY this horribly regime is going to fall down. How can you control absolutely every aspect of EVERYTHING without someone eventually snapping and blowing of Kim Jong Un's head?

The 18 officially sanctioned hairstyles North Korean women are 'encouraged' to choose from (and men only get ten!)
Daily Mail: http://tinyurl.com/adymorq

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:30 AM (4df7R)

101 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:30 AM (4df7R)

Gotta remember. It's *Korea*. If Korean teledramas are to be believed, 18 hairstyles is probably a big step *up* in choices from the traditional "hairstyle by work you were born to (isn't that pretty much "caste"?).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:34 AM (wbeNt)

102 18 hairstyles?

Pretty soon we're going to envy them for having that much control over their own bodies.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 21, 2013 10:39 AM (/kI1Q)

103 person defending themselves must be a “reasonable person”the threat has to be life-threateningthe threat has to be immediate

Posted by: Harry Alonzo Longabaugh at February 21, 2013 10:40 AM (e8kgV)

104 Maybe I'm just missing the nuance but what is

the difference between "slippery-slope" and "incrementalism"? Why is one

derided as a logical fallacy and the other the admitted tactic of every

commited regressive?



Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 10:22 AM (wbeNt)

It's only a logical fallacy if there is different reasoning for the first step, and not the following steps. If the logic is the same for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd... etc steps, then it is NOT a fallacy at all.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 21, 2013 10:42 AM (xAtAj)

105 For socialists like Obama, the same logic of "why" applies for each step of his socialist and anti-gun agenda.

Fight him at each and every step.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 21, 2013 10:43 AM (xAtAj)

106 How can you control absolutely every aspect of EVERYTHING without someone eventually snapping and blowing of Kim Jong Un's head?

---

A severely malnourished and culturally isolated population has a bunch of hurdles to overcome before they can get to that point.

It's an entire nation of basket-cases at the moment because they're so out of touch with the rest of the world.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 21, 2013 10:43 AM (e0xKF)

107 hmm. thread seems to have slowd down

Twan's Connecticut Yankee on wages, & trying to argue with low-info serfs...

They stood for "protection," and swore by it...
http://bit.ly/yankwage

Posted by: a mindful webworker at February 21, 2013 10:56 AM (0+XZq)

108 First-time applications for unemployment benefits jumped last week but remained in a range that indicates continued healing in the labor market.
The number of those applying for jobless benefits increased by 20,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department reported on Thursday.

The four-week moving average, which provides a better indication of where the job market is headed, increased by 8,000 to 360,750, the highest level since early January.

The average had hit a five-year low earlier this month.

Only one state, Kansas, reported layoffs above 1,000, with 2,344 layoffs.

Still, there were 157,000 jobs added in January and job gains during the end of the year were larger than previously estimated, all good news for millions of workers struggling to get back into the labor force

... .. let's see if only one state, out of N-states in the union, had layoffs about 1000, then ...

(360,750 - 2,344) = 358,406 laid off in (N-states - 1),

so (358406 / 1000) = minimum possible value for (N-states - 1) = 358,

so there must be 358 + 1 = 359 states in the union

Wait a minute, our Chicago Messiah told us that there are only 57 states.

Posted by: Harry Alonzo Longabaugh at February 21, 2013 11:16 AM (e8kgV)

109 "Disgraced CBS Newsman Quits"

I at first imagined the newsroom emptying out. Perhaps "Disgraced CBS Newsman Gets Caught, Quits" would be more accurate. He sounds lonely - maybe ask Dan rather to be your pen-pal, dude.

Posted by: sherlock at February 21, 2013 11:28 AM (Bn9/M)

110 Yeah , I did it again, lol! I got that last one though.

Posted by: L, elle at February 21, 2013 11:31 AM (0PiQ4)

111

We should remember that the anti-Reagan phrase "Voodoo Economics" wasn't created by the cockholster donks, but by GHWB during the really nasty 1980 primaries.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 21, 2013 11:31 AM (TIIx5)

112 Posted by: Harry Alonzo Longabaugh

The Sundance Kid? I thought you were dead.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 21, 2013 11:41 AM (QupBk)






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