Weekend Headlines [CBD]

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What The Heck Do Hobbits Drink?
Courtesy of Y-not. And no, she isn't a hobbit

Our Jails Are A Scandal
Kevin D. Williamson crushes the NYC prison system....and unions!

State Science Institute Issues Report on Rearden Metal, err, Fracking

U.Michigan Feminists Harass Muslim Who Wrote Political Correctness Satire

Obama Gives The Castro Regime In Cuba An Undeserved Bailout and;
President Obama's 'Betrayal' of Cuban Democrats
Good editorials against Obama's normalization with Cuba. But...check the source. Yes, those are pigs cavorting in the sky.

High-Speed Camera Tracks Light At 100 Billion FPS

Professor Deeply Hurt By Student's Evaluation
Yes, it's The Onion, but it's strangely prophetic.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:52 AM




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1 Not first

Posted by: naturalfake at December 20, 2014 10:48 AM (KBvAm)

2 This is not a comment

Posted by: naturalfake at December 20, 2014 10:49 AM (KBvAm)

3 Welp.

Nice new thread.

Time to take off my pants and relax with a brew.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 20, 2014 10:49 AM (KBvAm)

4 Yes!! Finally an easy to understand graphic of what Ayn Rand took how many pages to explain...

Posted by: Boots at December 20, 2014 10:50 AM (l9mF2)

5 Ahhhh!

Ooh, the nachos are ready!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 20, 2014 10:50 AM (KBvAm)

6 The jail scandal is reflective of who we hold accountable for these screw-ups. The only people who are ever held accountable are the taxpayers.

Posted by: Vic at December 20, 2014 10:52 AM (u9gzs)

7 Posted by: Vic at December 20, 2014 10:52 AM (u9gzs)

Exactly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2014 10:53 AM (Zu3d9)

8 I went and read the links, then returned to find I could have been first.

I coulda bean a contendah!

Posted by: toby928(C) at December 20, 2014 10:54 AM (rwI+c)

9 A ha! A nood!

Posted by: @votermom at December 20, 2014 10:54 AM (cbfNE)

10 This is not a comment

I was never here.

Posted by: toby928(C) at December 20, 2014 10:54 AM (rwI+c)

11 That article about Obama and Cuba is in error. He gave the Cubans MORE than is in his power to give. He violated half a dozen laws enacted by congress to do it.

Posted by: Vic at December 20, 2014 10:55 AM (u9gzs)

12 Greetings, gentlefappers.

What fresh hell awaits us this day? It doesn't appear that we get any less hell because of the proximity to Christmas Day.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 10:56 AM (0HooB)

13 Ho ho ho. God goes all Chuck Norris on thieves who stole from a church.

http://tinyurl.com/mc2a9rk

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 20, 2014 10:58 AM (LImiJ)

14 We need many more political cartoons like the one above. LIV's need to be reminded that there's other ways to spread the wealth: by creating it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:01 AM (0HooB)

15 Another cartoon from 1995 to go with the political cartoon at the top -
http://tinyurl.com/ah3nxxz

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 11:01 AM (wfOci)

16 I almost fell out of my chair - the WAPO article cited above:

"In the years that Mr. Obama has been in office, freedom has receded across the globe, without much protest or response from his administration".

Holy crap! So finally it's dawning on these idiots that we're not kidding, that Obolo really is the evil anti-Reagan. But of course they've buried this story on a Saturday edition, and not just any Saturday but the Saturday before Christmas.

Posted by: Boots at December 20, 2014 11:01 AM (l9mF2)

17 Good morning, Horde!

I have the singular good pleasure of not having to even go near a mall or shopping center today.

Only stores I'll have to visit between now and Christmas will be gunstores, the cigar shop, liquor store and maybe some groceries.

Aside from actually working, I'll get to relax t'ween now and Christmas Day.

Except for gift wrapping. Forgot that. Dammit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 20, 2014 11:02 AM (RzZOc)

18 Wapo will now be put in same group as Faux news.

Posted by: willow at December 20, 2014 11:03 AM (nqBYe)

19 I have the singular good pleasure of not having to even go near a mall or shopping center today.



Only stores I'll have to visit between now and Christmas will be
gunstores, the cigar shop, liquor store and maybe some groceries.
---

LOL! I'm done shopping, too, except for booze, some wrapping supplies (ribbons, tags), and food for Christmas dinner (which I won't get until Tuesday, I expect).

Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 11:05 AM (9BRsg)

20 Speaking of presents, I sent my ~20lb bundle via FedEx (from UT to MD). Was supposed to arrive yesterday (1 week). Got there Tuesday.

My sister sent similar sized bundle from MD to UT via UPS. Also supposed to arrive in a week. Due Monday. Not here yet.

Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 11:06 AM (9BRsg)

21

Security video of the incident shows that the vandalism was committed by four females dressed in hoodies to hide their identities.
I guess these "undocumented painters" wore hoodies to besmirch the name and symbol of St Trayvon.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 20, 2014 11:08 AM (e8kgV)

22 @15. Heh, good one, AP.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:09 AM (0HooB)

23 Did I mention that FedEx was cheaper than UPS when I checked the quotes online?

Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 11:10 AM (9BRsg)

24 Hey now,

Those bad reviews hurt.

(Not that I got any. Actually the few bad ones I got I could care less about, one student said I was "unavailable" even though I have an email response time measured in minutes. Another said I was unprepared, which was true, my boss gave me a 20 minute head start to plan a lecture.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 11:18 AM (HDwDg)

25 Being a professional asskisser isn't such a bad gig when you get used to it.

Posted by: John Boner at December 20, 2014 11:18 AM (lG2E3)

26 Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 11:05 AM (9BRsg)

Finished shopping last night.

Now it's time to just sit back and wait.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 11:19 AM (HDwDg)

27 A quote from one of the Post's comments..

"
The only one complaining about this in the United States are the old Cubans and their descendants who think they are entitled to their Castro confiscated real property. And the lackey politicians who are afraid of offending them. Ask the popes since the English Reformation, if they got their lands back which were confiscated by Henry VIII. Despite the fears of generations of English who bought that land, it never happened and it was never going to happen. Or those whose lands was confiscated by the Soviet Union, etc, etc, etc. Time marches on. Time for every generation to make its own way and stop living in the past. "

I am sure that the commenter holds the same viewpoint towards the Palestinians....

I mean, of course he would....right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:20 AM (irGEw)

28 *hhmmmsss*

Going to be on an Ofra Haza kick today. And now debating the purchase of The Prince of Egypt.

http://youtu.be/uXlle-QOv_Q

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 11:22 AM (wfOci)

29 Trigger Warning!

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 20, 2014 11:22 AM (5buP8)

30 Thought I'd get that out of the way.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 20, 2014 11:23 AM (5buP8)

31 @16 -they're ready for Hillary.

Posted by: JEM at December 20, 2014 11:23 AM (FV+Yl)

32 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:20 AM (irGEw)

Of course! The Left is nothing if not consistent when it comes to Israel.

I will use this argument today when I chat with my leftist relatives.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2014 11:24 AM (Zu3d9)

33 Time for every generation to make its own way and stop living in the past.

Let that commenter have his/her house confiscated by the government just because, then ask him/her how that feels.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:24 AM (0HooB)

34 Uhh maybe I'm gauche, but on the "What do hobbits drink?" article: I rarely spend that much on a Rioja. And I love rioja. They can usually be had for more like the teens than the 20s and still be quite good. (Although may require a bit of decanting.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 11:24 AM (HDwDg)

35 real athletes throw knives

http://tinyurl.com/l65m4pj

Posted by: redclay at December 20, 2014 11:26 AM (GM8B7)

36 Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 11:06 AM (9BRsg)

Both FedEx and UPS will advance delivery to balance the volume on the street, especially during Christmas.

Unfortunately sometimes they have to do the opposite.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2014 11:26 AM (Zu3d9)

37 g'late mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 20, 2014 11:26 AM (KCxzN)

38 "I will use this argument today when I chat with my leftist relatives....."

Gotta let me know if any of their heads go all 'splodey and stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:27 AM (irGEw)

39 Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 11:24 AM (HDwDg)

Count on wine lists like this being wrong. To be fair, they usually quote the list price, which any competent shopper can beat by a mile.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2014 11:28 AM (Zu3d9)

40 >>>"In the years that Mr. Obama has been in office, freedom has receded
across the globe, without much protest or response from his
administration".<<<

It's unfortunate that we can't do to Obama what the Chicago Bears have done to Jay Cutler. Barry should be riding the pine for the next two years for poor performance. Free agency, anyone?

Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2014 11:28 AM (dVmLD)

41 Now it's time to just sit back and wait.

Want to hasten the little ones' arrival? Use the method more Morons use than any other and start drinking.

It worked for me when BBoy Squared was born. When you get to the ER (provided you don't hit anyone or anything on the way), just point and grunt at your screaming wife. They'll understand.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:29 AM (0HooB)

42 Time for every generation to make its own way and stop living in the past.

See slavery, Jim Crow...

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2014 11:29 AM (sdi6R)

43 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2014 11:28 AM (Zu3d9

I'm not sure I've ever had a bad Rioja. Not great, sure, but bad...maybe one?

And I drink about 4 bottles of year of Rioja. (Which I know isn't a ton for a vinophile.)

Hell I don't think I've paid that much for a bottle in a restaurant (where prices double.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 11:30 AM (HDwDg)

44 Most ridiculous student review my husband ever got:

Mr Lauren uses too many male pronouns. He often refers to passages as "this guy" and when the author's gender unknown often defaults to the male pronoun. This creates an unfriendly environment for the female students.

Posted by: Texans at December 20, 2014 11:30 AM (MYCIw)

45 Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:29 AM (0HooB

I'll keep that in mind (although the wife doesn't want me drinking anymore because she feels left out.)

There are..Uhh...other methods as well. They're enjoyable.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 11:31 AM (HDwDg)

46 /Texas sock

Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2014 11:31 AM (MYCIw)

47 I guess one good thing about the most current round of sell R sell outs, there is no longer any question that every swinging Richard and gaping vaj in DC is playing on the same team. The debate is pure Kabuki going forward. I fear we have lost. The Grand Experiment is over. 200+ years was a pretty good run.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 20, 2014 11:32 AM (5buP8)

48 We will all be making soup outa ketchup packets if this mutt keep's the pace going as is...

Posted by: Pick my own cotton at December 20, 2014 11:33 AM (/WmRg)

49 So I read the prisons article, and look up the reference to Jerome Murdough. I find a Newsweek article, and in the middle of the page is an ad 'Try Newsweek for $1.25 a week.' I'm like "DUDE, I COULD GET THE WHOLE MAGAZINE FOR LESS THAN THAT!"

Posted by: --- at December 20, 2014 11:33 AM (MMC8r)

50 Mr Lauren uses too many male pronouns.

This student is training itself to be a Stasi informant.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 20, 2014 11:34 AM (AVEe1)

51 "The Grand Experiment is over. 200+ years was a pretty good run."

Wait....
I thought we were all moving to Alextopia.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:34 AM (irGEw)

52 There are..Uhh...other methods as well. They're enjoyable.

Yeah, and the dent in the head makes it easy to spot your child in the hospital nursery.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:35 AM (0HooB)

53 36
Both FedEx and UPS will advance delivery to balance the volume on the street, especially during Christmas.

Unfortunately sometimes they have to do the opposite.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 20, 2014 11:26 AM (Zu3d9)



I ordered some clothes from L.L. Bean last Sunday and got an e-mail estimating delivery on Thursday. I got them on Tuesday.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2014 11:35 AM (sdi6R)

54 Alextopia might already exist. The social-justice crew are trying to shut it down:
http://www.xenosystems.net/extrastatecraft/

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 20, 2014 11:35 AM (AVEe1)

55 Let that commenter have his/her house confiscated by the government just because, then ask him/her how that feels.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:24 AM (0HooB)



And then fifty years later ask that commenter if he/she still believes they are going to get that house back...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:36 AM (6fyGz)

56 when the author's gender unknown often defaults to the male pronoun
Posted by: Texans at December 20, 2014 11:30 AM (MYCIw)



So ... he's an educated speaker of English. Go bitch to the chairman.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 20, 2014 11:37 AM (oKE6c)

57 We will all be making soup outa ketchup packets if this mutt keep's the pace going as is...


Posted by: Pick my own cotton at December 20, 2014 11:33 AM (/WmRg)


Where are you gonna get them ketchup packets?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:37 AM (6fyGz)

58 "lextopia might already exist."

I thought it was an island, hidden from the world by a mysterious perpetual fog bank, somewhere in the Caribbean.

With women....lots of women.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:38 AM (irGEw)

59 That article about Obama and Cuba is in error. He
gave the Cubans MORE than is in his power to give. He violated half a
dozen laws enacted by congress to do it. Posted by: Vic at December 20, 2014 10:55 AM


In other words, Choom Boy doing what Choom Boy does.

He doesn't have the years left to serve the jail sentence any non-liberal, non-AA President would get for the same felonies.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2014 11:39 AM (yAC3X)

60 I am sure that the commenter holds the same viewpoint towards the Palestinians....



I mean, of course he would....right?



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:20 AM (irGEw)


And as for La Raza ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 20, 2014 11:40 AM (oKE6c)

61 *checks Mega Millions*

Only won $2. So much for buying an island.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 11:41 AM (wfOci)

62 I am sure that the commenter holds the same viewpoint towards the Palestinians....



I mean, of course he would....right?



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 20, 2014 11:20 AM (irGEw)


Of course in the case of the Egyptian and Jordanian "Palestinians" the Jews bought that land before they moved in on it...except of course for the parts that they paid for in blood as they moved in on it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:41 AM (6fyGz)

63 What the actual fck. The world went completely bat shit insane in like, three days. The Obama touch. Put another nail in freedom's coffin, bug out for Hawaii. Utter prick.

Posted by: Dollar Store Sock at December 20, 2014 11:41 AM (c+gwp)

64
*checks Mega Millions*

Only won $2. So much for buying an island.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 11:41 AM (wfOci)



That's enough for another ticket. Hope springs eternal!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:42 AM (6fyGz)

65 I've had a couple of really bad headaches from Riojas, so I tend to avoid them.

Husband has been on a mourvedre kick lately, but that only pairs well with certain foods as it's a pretty in-your-face red.

Mostly for reds I'll try to get blends in the $15-20 range or red zinfandels or pinot noirs for specific meals.

Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 11:42 AM (9BRsg)

66 What the actual fck. The world went completely bat
shit insane in like, three days. The Obama touch. Put another nail in
freedom's coffin, bug out for Hawaii. Utter prick.

Posted by: Dollar Store Sock at December 20, 2014 11:41 AM (c+gwp)


Three days? Wheredafuq have you been for the past several years?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:43 AM (6fyGz)

67 I was listening to bits of a program by a Texas talk radio host. He was asking why we should continue an embargo on Cuba when we have fairly open relations with China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Mauritius, Angola and other countries with just as bad or worse records on human rights, property rights, international terrorism and violence.

The only answer I could think of was that it is the law, passed and signed, and if our great and glorious leader gets to choose what laws to violate, which ones do you think he should violate next, and what makes you think he will stop at that point?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 20, 2014 11:43 AM (t//F+)

68 Where are you gonna get them ketchup packets?
Posted by: GGE
----------------

We hoard them out here..., to make barbecue sauce.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 20, 2014 11:43 AM (vPh3W)

69 WaPo is just setting up a narrative for Hillary (and/or Warren).

Posted by: andycanuck at December 20, 2014 11:45 AM (Dw98+)

70 You know, you'd think the President would be a bit more aware how his yearly trips to Hawaii look to the average American who can barely afford the gas to get to grandma's house in Ohio.

Oh, you like frolicking in the sand? That's nice. May the bird of paradise fly up your nose.

Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2014 11:46 AM (MYCIw)

71 That cartoon is fantastic. Could be updated to have Michelle Obama lowering subsistence rations to all the schoolchildren.

Posted by: t-bird at December 20, 2014 11:47 AM (FcR7P)

72 Scuppernong wines pair well with tomato-based barbecue sauce/pig.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 20, 2014 11:48 AM (vPh3W)

73 You know, you'd think the President would be a bit
more aware how his yearly trips to Hawaii look to the average American
who can barely afford the gas to get to grandma's house in Ohio.
Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2014 11:46 AM


Hell, I'd have to borrow a car or take the train to make the 30 miles to Boston. Never mind my own Super-First-Class 747 and all expenses paid.

Somebody want to remind me how discriminated-against Choom Boy and Moooo-chelle feel?

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2014 11:49 AM (yAC3X)

74 MILITARIZED THUG PRISON GUARDS!!!!11!!

like no one saw that coming
morning all

Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater at December 20, 2014 11:49 AM (/2Qtx)

75 I'm not so convinced that opening trade with Cuba is such a bad thing. We get another market for American goods and we get Cuban rum and cigars, win win! Yeah, it props up the tottering regime, but it also brings the proof that the rest of the world is better off...and maybe, just maybe, the Cubans will find it in themselves to throw off their chains.



If not...well, Cuba is not the only Communist regime we trade with (see China), and if nothing else we will get over the fantasy that Cuban cigars are superior to those made in the Dominican Republic and that Cuban rum is superior to that made in Puerto Rico.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:50 AM (6fyGz)

76 69 WaPo is just setting up a narrative for Hillary (and/or Warren).

It was the black kids turn last time. Now it's the chicks turn. After that it will be the black chicks turn. "Will Michelle Obama please pick up the white courtesy phone please?" Heh, I wasn't even trying for the double entendre there...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 20, 2014 11:51 AM (5buP8)

77 I used to enjoy rum.
And then I watched it being made...

Posted by: navybrat at December 20, 2014 11:52 AM (JgC5a)

78 75 ive had Cuban cigars
overrated imho

Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater at December 20, 2014 11:52 AM (/2Qtx)

79
We hoard them out here..., to make barbecue sauce.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 20, 2014 11:43 AM (vPh3W)



Ketchup in BBQ sauce????


talk about Philistines...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:52 AM (6fyGz)

80 76 "Will Michelle Obama please pick up the white courtesy phone please?"

damn, I forgot that idiot and brood are here
ugggggh

Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater at December 20, 2014 11:53 AM (/2Qtx)

81 ...or the redundant redundancy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 20, 2014 11:53 AM (5buP8)

82 I used to enjoy rum.

And then I watched it being made...

Posted by: navybrat at December 20, 2014 11:52 AM (JgC5a)



I think the secret to maintaining ones enjoyment in most things...is not to ask where it came from, how it's made or what's in it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:53 AM (6fyGz)

83 Yeah, it props up the tottering regime, but it also brings the proof
that the rest of the world is better off...and maybe, just maybe, the
Cubans will find it in themselves to throw off their chains.


You're absolutely right, GGE.

Our tottering regime needs all the propping-up it can get. Two miserable dictators who have spent too long in office getting together to enjoy Coo-ban stogies and talk about repressing the peasants....

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 20, 2014 11:54 AM (yAC3X)

84 ha!!
rumor is Cutler is going to the Titans
can't wait for T to read this bit of news

I bet she'll blame me

Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater at December 20, 2014 11:54 AM (/2Qtx)

85 And there are Sasha and Malia, scowling away with Michelle.

Oh, I forgot, we're not supposed to point out what petulant brats they are.

Posted by: Lauren at December 20, 2014 11:55 AM (MYCIw)

86 It is telling, though, that JFK (the bastard) made sure he got his stash of cigars before cutting off the supply to everyone else.


"On February 7, 1962, United States President John F. Kennedy imposed a trade embargo on Cuba to sanction Fidel Castro's communist government. According to Pierre Salinger, then Kennedy's press secretary, the president ordered him on the evening of February 6 to obtain 1,200 H. Upmann brand petit corona
Cuban cigars; upon Salinger's arrival with the cigars the following
morning, Kennedy signed the executive order which put the embargo into
effect.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:56 AM (6fyGz)

87 ...or the redundant redundancy.
Obama's an illegitimate bastard.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 20, 2014 11:56 AM (Dw98+)

88 So will the Bears move their training camp to Cuba?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 11:57 AM (wfOci)

89 You know, you'd think the President would be a bit more aware how his yearly trips to Hawaii look to the average American who can barely afford the gas to get to grandma's house in Ohio.


He doesn't care. Nor do the others in the Political Elite. They have theirs, and the rest of us can just eat cake.

The Golden Rule is completely lost on these "people." The possibility that their situations could ever be reversed never seems to occur to them, which is strange given their seeming endless capability to fantasize.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:58 AM (0HooB)

90 88 So will the Bears move their training camp to Cuba?

that or just south of the airport
same thing of course

Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater at December 20, 2014 11:58 AM (/2Qtx)

91 86 It is telling, though, that JFK (the bastard) made sure he got his stash of cigars before cutting off the supply to everyone else.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:56 AM (6fyGz)



I see that "laws for thee but not for me" is not a new thing.

Posted by: rickl at December 20, 2014 11:59 AM (sdi6R)

92 I think Sushi and Malaria are as vulnerable as any child of the rich/famous/commie dictator: they will fall prey to drugs, alcohol, destructive hookups, or whatever particular sin is in vogue in their teens/twenties. One good thing Warren Buffet said: "Leave your kids enough money so they can do anything, NOT enough money so they can do nothing."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 20, 2014 12:00 PM (5buP8)

93 Well, maybe our president can have a rum-and-cigar summit with Raul. Our great leader can lecture Cuba's about how to end racial conflict and discrimination, and Cuba's leader can lecture ours on how to end income inequality and develop a truly world-class health care system

Posted by: Kindltot at December 20, 2014 12:00 PM (t//F+)

94 The folks in Cuba at best will reach the level of freedom and prosperity we have here in the USA.

Then they will be just as fucked up the ass as we are.

Posted by: eman at December 20, 2014 12:01 PM (MQEz6)

95 88 So will the Bears move their training camp to Cuba?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 11:57 AM (wfOci)



No. That'll be the Yankees.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 20, 2014 12:01 PM (oKE6c)

96 >>>So will the Bears move their training camp to Cuba?<<<

No, that would be the Cubs. They might even be able to pick up a few decent players.

Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2014 12:02 PM (dVmLD)

97 94 The folks in Cuba at best will reach the level of freedom and prosperity we have here in the USA.


The problem is that we're on course to meet them in the middle.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 20, 2014 12:03 PM (oKE6c)

98 somewhere in the Caribbean.



With women....lots of women.


There's a wants, needs, gets joke tying this together with this weeks reaching the top shelf theme that I ain't even going to look for. Send in a braver moron over tor who doesn't live in an UPS delivery area.

Posted by: DaveA at December 20, 2014 12:04 PM (DL2i+)

99 97 94 The folks in Cuba at best will reach the level of freedom and prosperity we have here in the USA.


The problem is that we're on course to meet them in the middle.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 20, 2014 12:03 PM (oKE6c)

Yep.

Posted by: eman at December 20, 2014 12:05 PM (MQEz6)

100 "Good editorials against Obama's normalization with Cuba. But...check the source. Yes, those are pigs cavorting in the sky."

I don't know whether it's due to the Bezos takeover, but the WP seems to attack Obama's foreign policy pretty regularly now.

Posted by: AD at December 20, 2014 12:05 PM (G+6v/)

101 The problem is that we're on course to meet them in the middle.

At the rate we're going, we'll reach their current standard of living before they reach the one we used to have.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 12:05 PM (0HooB)

102 After that it will be the black chicks turn.

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We have a plan for 2020

Posted by: BigAnus at December 20, 2014 12:06 PM (X3xYu)

103 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:50 AM (6fyGz)

Sounds good until you remember that both the Cuban cigar and rum industries have been under the benevolent control of a pure communist state with party workers in charge of quality control for over 50 years!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 20, 2014 12:07 PM (fL/7/)

104 There's a wants, needs, gets joke tying this together with this weeks reaching the top shelf theme that I ain't even going to look for. Send in a braver moron over tor who doesn't live in an UPS delivery area.

What? You don't want a hungry velociraptor for Christmas?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 12:08 PM (0HooB)

105 just maybe, the Cubans will find it in themselves to throw off their chains.

Because us giving failing regimes a break when they're hurting has worked so well for the Iranians? It's an utter moral failure that he's stuck us in, so pretty much standard TFG policy.

Posted by: DaveA at December 20, 2014 12:09 PM (DL2i+)

106 UofM...that's two loser articles this week. Feminists practicing intolerance and a Communications Prof perpetuating hate.
Dear UofM feminists: You don't get it, do you? Preach tolerance and all the bs but cannot seem to practice it as is par for the course. You missed the whole point of the article- perhaps the satire confused you? I guess the "Michigan Difference" only matters until it doesn't. One can only be offended if one chooses, but to call this a threat and act out? If I were UofM, I would kick your sorry asses right out of school, and not refund any of your frigging tuition.
Dear Susan Douglas: It would suck to be you. The hate you preach because you don't agree is sickening. Your book titles make me like you even less, because I can only imagine what tripe you push. "The Mommy Myth: How the Idealization of Motherhood Undermines Women"? Really? If I were writing a book, my title would be: The War on Women and Equality Myth: How the Feminist Movement and Liberal College Professors Undermine Motherhood and Marriage. Your freedom of speech is protected, so you go girl. I hope my kid never has to take a class from you seeing as she is a student at UofM. On her college app her essay question was how she could contribute to the diversity on campus...Ironic. I find these examples of "diversity" to be sorely lacking.

Posted by: DefendUSA at December 20, 2014 12:09 PM (nAHMK)

107 >>Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater

FWIW to you and our other current/fmr LEOs (and I realize a lot of the dog-shooting stuff is meant in fun) not all of us are on that particular bandwagon.

Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 12:09 PM (9BRsg)

108 ive had Cuban cigars

overrated imho

Posted by: navycopjoe needs to cut a cop hater at December 20, 2014 11:52 AM (/2Qtx)

That was my experience as well, but I never had one that was manufactured pre-Revolucion.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 20, 2014 12:10 PM (fL/7/)

109 Nood

Posted by: Y-not at December 20, 2014 12:10 PM (9BRsg)

110 Some of the finest cigars on the planet, are made right nearby, in Texas City, TX.

El Cubano Cigars, based in League City, TX, recently expanded and moved their manufacturing to their newer and larger Texas City store-lounge-factory.

Founded by Manuel Lopez, Sr., who escaped Castro on a 28' sailboat in the early 1960s. He's a former Cuban Air Force pilot, and a fifth-generation of a tobacco and cigar making family.

His son, Manny, runs the operation, (now in their 9th year), manufacturing, trade shows and other events.

My favorite is the Red Label Maduro Torpedo. Nicraguan leaf, it is a rich, deep and flavorful smoke, rendolent of chocolate, earth and leathery-smooth (VERY smooth) flavors.

Lighter on the palate, but with a nicotine kick to knock any Moron on their ass, is the Blue Label Shade Wrapper.

The most popular stick there is the White Label. Any wrapper or shape.

They do ship, worldwide. Tell 'em Jim from Galveston sent you....by the way, their Dec. special is any 25 cigars, (bundle, not box) for $100 + tax/shipping.

http://www.elcubanocigars.com

You have no idea how superb these cigars really are. They're all 100% Cuban Seed leaf, grown in various countries throughout the cigar growing basin of the Caribbean and Central American countries. All of the rollers are Cuban expats, with decades upon decades of experience.

These really should be the Official Cigar of the Moron Horde.

Enjoy!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


(this was not a paid advertisement, just a shameless plug for my favorite cigar lounge and products!)

(COB may delete, if this breaks any house rules, no offense taken)



Posted by: Jim at December 20, 2014 12:11 PM (RzZOc)

111 @91 86 It is telling, though, that JFK (the bastard) made sure he got his stash of cigars before cutting off the supply to everyone else.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 11:56 AM (6fyGz)


I see that "laws for thee but not for me" is not a new thing.
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Nah. Technically, what he did was fully legal because he did it before the law took effect. Rather, it was instead a very early form of that bogeyman of The Left (which they all seem to engage in anyway) known as Insider Trading.

:p

Posted by: junior at December 20, 2014 12:12 PM (N+HLW)

112 Corgis, oh corgis

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 20, 2014 12:13 PM (wfOci)

113 The sooner we can open a McDonalds in Cuba, the sooner their nightmare will end.

Obama is not able to do something as complicated as getting that country to reform, but future Republican Presidents might be able to do that job.

There aren't a lot of good choices here, but we need to remove the blockade as an excuse for keeping Cuba on an endless war footing.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 20, 2014 12:14 PM (6ROe1)

114 Courtesy of Y-not. And no, she isn't a hobbit

Are you sure?

There's a pic of American Spy Alan Gross at his lawyer's office, and the attorney has a framed picture of Che on the wall. Its like synchronicity.

I still can't get over how wonderful this "Smart Diplomacy" thing works. We seek out America's worst enemies and give them what they want, but get nothing in return.

And yeah, I'm guessing Cuban cigars suck even more than normal cigars these days. A lot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 20, 2014 12:16 PM (39g3+)

115 That also works for us as well.

Once some free market country is able to open businesses in the US, our long socialist nightmare might someday come to an end.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 20, 2014 12:17 PM (6ROe1)

116 we need to remove the blockade as an excuse for keeping Cuba on an endless war footing.

No we didn't. Cuba needed to end its brutal dictatorship, that was the blatant, obvious solution.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 20, 2014 12:18 PM (39g3+)

117 Sounds good until you remember that both the Cuban
cigar and rum industries have been under the benevolent control of a
pure communist state with party workers in charge of quality control for
over 50 years!


Posted by: Hrothgar at December 20, 2014 12:07 PM (fL/7/)



Hence the statement about getting over the fantasy that Cuban cigars are superior to those made in the
Dominican Republic and that Cuban rum is superior to that made in
Puerto Rico.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 20, 2014 12:20 PM (6fyGz)

118
Our President, Barack Obama, has more in common with Hugo Chavez than our Founding Fathers. Just saying.

Posted by: Lily at December 20, 2014 12:22 PM (dXCcK)

119 My family has some history in Cuba. My father was last there in 1957. A few years later we were scrambling to find a way to support fleeing family friends, who left with the clothes on their back and a change of underwear.

Most of you will not recall the Hungarian uprising of 1956. In both cases many refugees fled to the U.S. lucky to be alive, really.

The Castro regime has been brutal on a scale comparative to the N. Koreans. A contrast would be Viet Nam, where political, economic, and sociological advancements have improved dramatically.

In the cases of normalization of relations, those cases have always been the consequence of a freeing of the people economically and socially. That is not the case in Cuba, nor will it magically come about because we start buying cigars.

Castro et al are murderous thugs. The theory 'things will improve if we sell them stuff' is pure BS. What will 'improve' is the tottering grip that the oligarchs have over the people. It's a little like saying, "If we just send support to Palestine, then Hamas will come around."

That's crap, and most here will agree that it is crap. It would only strengthen a murderous regime, and that is what Obama is doing here. With apologies to fellow Morons, I regard any other perspective as a rationalization to justify wobblyism.

A leopard doesn't change his spots.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 20, 2014 12:27 PM (l1zOH)

120 Yeah, and the dent in the head makes it easy to spot your child in the hospital nursery.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 20, 2014 11:35 AM (0HooB)


Hey, I'm just doing what the doctor said. (That's actually not a joke.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be bascially any day now! at December 20, 2014 12:27 PM (HDwDg)

121 Is it true Barry Obama is going to cut a track with Pitbull to open up relations?

Posted by: Fritz at December 20, 2014 12:32 PM (dVmLD)

122 Fracking is condemned for the same reason that children's lemonade stands are crushed. It competes with someone else's self interests. When you get the power to protect those interests through coercive or punitive means, that's what you do.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at December 20, 2014 12:36 PM (zpZLP)

123 Yeah, Now Raoul Castro looks like a genius and a savior to his people and can keep doing what he's always done, but with a more vibrant economy. Its win-win for the brutal evil government of Cuba and we gain nothing from it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 20, 2014 12:36 PM (39g3+)

124 The problem leftists have with fracking is that it represents cheaper local fuel; its a way of being self sufficient rather than relying on foreign oil. And since the left has a dream of making people not drive cars and stop using oil of any kind because its innately evil in their eyes, this is bad and must be stopped.

Yes, Saudis and Russians are paying to stir up opposition and dissent, but its readily accepted and effective because it coincides with the left's agenda already. Those two could open up billions of dollars to fight homosexual "marriage" and it would go nowhere because the left would just reject it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 20, 2014 12:42 PM (39g3+)

125 123 Yeah, Now Raoul Castro looks like a genius and a savior to his people and can keep doing what he's always done, but with a more vibrant economy. Its win-win for the brutal evil government of Cuba and we gain nothing from it.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 20, 2014 12:36 PM (39g3+)

The USSR and the Warsaw Pact are gone.

Communist Cuba is next.

Posted by: eman at December 20, 2014 01:58 PM (MQEz6)

126 Communist Cuba is next.

Not if Obama has anything to say about it.

Posted by: toby928(C) at December 20, 2014 02:47 PM (rwI+c)

127 Christopher Taylor:

I disagree. The blockade is a ready made excuse for the Castros for their failures.

That being said, Obama is not doing this in order to do the right thing. He's just toadying up to commies.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 20, 2014 03:14 PM (6ROe1)

128 toby928(C):

I'd hope Communist America would be next.

Posted by: Kristophr at December 20, 2014 03:15 PM (6ROe1)

129 Escort girls www.regmodels.ru

Posted by: Regmodels.ru at December 20, 2014 03:56 PM (sh8b/)

130 The blockade is a ready made excuse for the Castros for their failures.

Meh. The Commie Bastards always have an excuse, if only 50 straight years of bad growing weather.

Posted by: toby928(C) at December 20, 2014 04:07 PM (rwI+c)

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