Byron York: When ABC News Hired George Stephanopolous in 1996, It Promised He Would be an "Analyst Like William Kristol," Not Reporting Any News.
Within A Couple of Years They Were Reneging

The liars began assigning him to cover political stories-- about Democrats, about Republicans -- almost before the ink on their initial promise was dry.

They then changed their promise to "we won't have him working as the beat (day to day) reporter on any particular campaign."

But they still had him covering major political stories -- just not the day to day stuff.

And, when you think about it: A partisan's ability to maximize impact comes from being assigned as a general reporter, reporting on all the big, hot stories, rather than spending much of his time pinned down doing day-to-day routine reporting.

In short order, even those weak restrictions on Stephanopoulos' role would fall away and he would be covering all sorts of politics for ABC. By 2002, Stephanopoulos was host of "This Week," occupying David Brinkley's old chair. A couple of years after that, he was named ABC's "chief Washington correspondent."

Although conservatives would occasionally complain -- as when Stephanopoulos grilled Mitt Romney at length on the out-of-the-blue topic of birth control at a 2012 presidential debate -- Stephanopoulos seemed to have put the suspicions of partisanship behind him.

Now comes word that even as he interrogated Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer, and in effect served as a defense lawyer for the Clinton Foundation, he was not disclosing his own $50,000 contribution to the organization. It was a performance that seemed right out of Stephanopoulos' War Room days; some habits of mind, apparently, never go away.

ABC repeatedly promised to keep the highly partisan Stephanopolous out of political reporting -- and broke that promise every chance they got.

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1 figures.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:09 PM (AkOaV)

2
ABC is full of bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 14, 2015 08:09 PM (ss4qG)

3 Political hacks gotta hack.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at May 14, 2015 08:10 PM (wjzWP)

4
George has morphed into a Lena Dunham style scrunt.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at May 14, 2015 08:10 PM (P330y)

5 Isn't it up to $75,000 now?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 14, 2015 08:10 PM (W5DcG)

6 Scumbags gotta scumbag.

Posted by: Garrett at May 14, 2015 08:11 PM (K+ooo)

7 Liars! Liars! Liars! Wheee!

Even Fox doesn't seriously do the job that an actual *competitor* might do - uncover the stories spiked, the lies told, and the distortions trafficked by the MFM.

Heck, they hire from the same pools and go to the same parties, why would they?

Only a few tiny outfits do a small part of the job - mainly blogs with little market.

Most people really do live in Fake-O World.

Can't hang around, it's freaking *finally* started raining, so I have to go sit by the window.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 14, 2015 08:11 PM (bLnSU)

8 You trusted us.
You fucked up.

Posted by: ABC at May 14, 2015 08:11 PM (sQzB6)

9 Media delenda est.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at May 14, 2015 08:11 PM (q20+R)

10 ABC is owned by Disney.
So what do you expect from a Mickey Mouse outfit?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 14, 2015 08:11 PM (sH832)

11 In before the Scorpion!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2015 08:11 PM (rwI+c)

12 Leftists lie.

It's part of the definition. (you'll find it in an old DSM)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:12 PM (zRby/)

13 they play to win, fellas

Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:13 PM (Uk9e2)

14 >>ABC is owned by Disney.

Then they should get little George a job in the Small World attraction.

Posted by: Aviator at May 14, 2015 08:13 PM (sQzB6)

15 he does look like one of the seven dwarves

Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:14 PM (Uk9e2)

16 Leftists lie.

It's part of the definition. (you'll find it in an old DSM)
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That

Taqiyya. Another thing the left has in common with islamists.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at May 14, 2015 08:14 PM (wjzWP)

17 Sick thing, Repubs agreed to let Stephnop host debates.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 14, 2015 08:14 PM (ZPrif)

18 Watch your fuckin' mouth, buddy.
ha-Ha!

Posted by: Mickey Mouse at May 14, 2015 08:14 PM (K+ooo)

19 I will not do that thing in your mouth.

Posted by: ABC News at May 14, 2015 08:14 PM (PStb8)

20 >>> The liars began assigning him to cover political stories-- about Democrats, about Republicans -- almost before the ink on their initial promise was dry.

I got nothing.

Posted by: Capt. Renault at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (Ua6T/)

21 Stephanopolis may have very well swayed the election with his meddling.

But you know, hey, don't expect abc to apologize or own up to that.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (AkOaV)

22 And there is gambling at Rick's.

That promise was made to broken. It was just a matter of when.

Having said that, Ace and the right wing media needs to keep pounding this story. Make life as miserable for Georgie and ABC as possible

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (/HC6x)

23 "The Clintons have no shame. And that's a great advantage in politics." - George Stephanopolous

https://tinyurl.com/pwp7dmz

Posted by: SMFH at it all at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (OsWis)

24 he does look like one of the seven dwarves

Dopey?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (sH832)

25 He's only doing what he thinks the press is there for, what he learned working with the press during his time as Press Secretary.

"What turned the debate was Ted Koppel's using his anchorman's authority to subtly suggest that the attacks on Hillary were misleading. All I had to do was fall in behind and remind viewers that the Republicans were up to their old tricks."

Why would a newsman help cover up Hillary's problems?

"Most of the reporters shared her progressive side and kind of liked her sarcastic sense of humor."

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (J0IP0)

26 And I know I spell his name differently and incorrectly every time. Fuck him for having a 17 letter greek last name though.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (AkOaV)

27 Gotta watch out for those guys who have to stand on a dime to touch a nickel.

Posted by: dartist at May 14, 2015 08:16 PM (ahBY0)

28 Send in Lord Boehner.

Posted by: Scary Music at May 14, 2015 08:16 PM (Uk9e2)

29
Alternate poat title:

#SickMinds

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 14, 2015 08:16 PM (ss4qG)

30 George has morphed into a Lena Dunham style scrunt.

Neither one has any style.

Unless you mean class as in no or low.

I've realized now that it's not the PRESS that we have a problem with.

It's the LEFTIST organizations masquerading as for profit news gatherers.

Their might be something along the lines of "Fraudulent Claims" and "Lying to Regulatory agencies".

They're lobbyists and propagandists. And possibly even unregistered Foreign Agents.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:17 PM (zRby/)

31

so

Georgie isnt going to moderate a debate

yet he will cover the election?

will republican candidates appear on his shows

on any ABC shows?

after all, its ABC's decision to let him work as a reporter

the whole network must be boycotted, has to be boycotted

if not, whose to say if he wont "feed" partisan attacks to other reporters

why should they trust the editorial hand at ABC

or any of the producers that were content to let hi pass as non partisan

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:17 PM (zOTsN)

32 >>> he does look like one of the seven dwarves
Dopey?

Douchey

Posted by: Capt. Renault at May 14, 2015 08:18 PM (Ua6T/)

33 Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:17 PM (zOTsN)

I mean, why harp on abc?

Every media outlet does this, and damn near every reporter and anchor is a hardcore progressive with ties to the democrat party machine.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:18 PM (AkOaV)

34 Not a deep thinker, that one.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at May 14, 2015 08:18 PM (8W5zZ)

35 Most people really do live in Fake-O World.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at 08:11 PM
________

Most people watch an ABC News program and think they're watching something fundamentally different than "The Ghost Whisperer" but they're not. They're both TV shows.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 14, 2015 08:18 PM (wdXFj)

36 Yay! New post!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:18 PM (MYPM9)

37 he does look like one of the seven dwarves

Dopey?
Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (sH832)

Sleazey.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:18 PM (zRby/)

38 Totally not Off-topic: I'm listening to Send Me an Angel by Real Life.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (MYPM9)

39 yes every media outlet does

but start with ABC. You have to start somewhere

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (zOTsN)

40 and also, this is nothing new.

We were bitching about former clinton war room jackass george stephanopolos when he started the war on wymynz back in 2012 with romney at the debate.

and candy crowley with her "yeah, mitt, youre wrong" bullshit.

and pretty much every reporter(ette) in the MSM and their lies and bullshit.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (AkOaV)

41 Disney owns ABC. Why would anyone think they would keep there word?


Life is a cartoon to them. Why is Mickey Mouse the only product with a copyright lasting almost a 100 years?

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (0FSuD)

42 I'm beginning to wonder whether the American media can be completely trusted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (8ZskC)

43 This is not news in the same way it is not news when we hear the Clintons or Choom Boy tell a lie. This is Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). This is "dog bites man."

Make a post when the MSM is honest about something.


Posted by: Titanium at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (u9UgT)

44 I have altered the deal.
Pray I do not alter it further.

Posted by: Darth Vader at May 14, 2015 08:20 PM (sH832)

45 but start with ABC. You have to start somewhere
Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:19 PM (zOTsN)

Okay, I mean, I like the enthusiasm and I'd get behind it. But I'd hate for it to look like we're saying "THIS is why the media is biased. Because Stephanopolis gave $75k to the Clintons" because then the other 1000 progressive democrats with bylines who didnt give $75k to the clintons kind of get off the hook.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:20 PM (AkOaV)

46 Gee, Ace.

You seem surprised..

Just like "We just want equal rights to marriage. We will NEVER EVER force other people to participate against their will......."

The bottom line?

NEVER trust a cock sucking (or non cock sucking for that matter) Leftist. Rule #2? Only trust "Conservatives" who actually DO what they say, not just give good speeches and platitudes.

F that noise all day long.

Posted by: FITP at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (kC4iH)

47 state run media

Posted by: Scary Music at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (Uk9e2)

48 does anyone really think ABC execs didnt know all of this

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (zOTsN)

49 Did Ace do a review of the new Mad Max?

Posted by: The coward of the county at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (msVAP)

50 Life is a cartoon to them. Why is Mickey Mouse the only product with a copyright lasting almost a 100 years?

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's wondered about that.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (sH832)

51 News flash to the O.C.D. accomplished dullards of the world, demorat/liberals lie and so do their stooges, esp the media.
Amazing how many people are willing to admit to being addicted to their every lie as truth (even for decades).

Posted by: ron n. at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (YVQn/)

52 yes every media outlet does



but start with ABC. You have to start somewhere

Posted by: ThunderB,

They're first alphabetically--makes sense to me. CBS, you're next, bitchez! (Or the BBC? Do we go after internationals next?)

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (MYPM9)

53 "The Clintons have no shame. And that's a great advantage in politics." - George Stephanopolous


Said the skeeviest little dwarf since Rumpelstiltskin.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:22 PM (zRby/)

54 who else gets Steffy's sweet cash?

Posted by: Scary Music at May 14, 2015 08:22 PM (Uk9e2)

55 And we still play "fair" thinking that they are good people, and it's all just a misunderstanding.

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at May 14, 2015 08:22 PM (VNgld)

56 who else gets Steffy's sweet cash?


Posted by: Scary Music

It's possible some made it my way....

Posted by: Senor MuMu at May 14, 2015 08:23 PM (MYPM9)

57 Did Ace do a review of the new Mad Max?

After I heard it was all about Charlize pussy whooping Max, I decided that part of my life was now dead to me.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 14, 2015 08:23 PM (sH832)

58 media run state

Posted by: Scary Music at May 14, 2015 08:23 PM (Uk9e2)

59 and broke that promise every chance they got.

Surprise! Surprise!! Surprise!!!

Posted by: Luap No Channeling Gomer Pyle at May 14, 2015 08:24 PM (6yehy)

60 The Right has to build up alt-Right Media.
It's hard, but it's something concrete that can be done.
Withdraw money and attention from ProgMedia, and give it to alt-Right Media.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 14, 2015 08:25 PM (ZPrif)

61 yes but I am not letting everyone else off the hook

ABC knew all this and put him in that chair

it isnt about just George.

its the people that made the decision to let him have that chair

Brian Williams bloodied NBCs nose. George can do the same for ABC.

I know there are thousands of Georges but you have to start somewhere

otherwsie we deserve the media we have. A meda and government complex where they are literally hopping in and out of each others beds.

Where the media and government are one, at the expense of the people

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:26 PM (zOTsN)

62 You know what is sort of depressing. I was in Montgomery Al at a wedding held in an Art Museum and they had a list of donors.



Morris Dees, commie head of Southern Poverty Law Center, was listed. I guess all the Federal money they get has made him rich.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 08:26 PM (0FSuD)

63 Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:21 PM (zOTsN)

Of course they knew. That's why they hired him. He was a Clinton machine hack and they had some quid pro quo going on with the Clintons, I'm sure.

Just like when NBC hired Chelsea.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:26 PM (AkOaV)

64 But I'd hate for it to look like we're saying "THIS is why the media is
biased. Because Stephanopolis gave $75k to the Clintons"

---

It's not the amount, it's not the lack of disclosure, it's that he did that and STILL hammered the Clinton Cash author for being a biased right-winger, and therefore his book was untrustworthy. The hypocrisy was breathtaking (by old standards). The breach of ethics in this is noticeable even by idiot LIVs. That's why the drums are being beaten about this--it's understandable even by really stupid people.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:26 PM (MYPM9)

65 Yeah, now we understand ....

Posted by: George Zimmerman at May 14, 2015 08:27 PM (aCgQh)

66 Mr. York reports the Sun is very hot and pretty darn big, too.

Posted by: eman at May 14, 2015 08:27 PM (PolV3)

67 Boycotts are one thing, but buycotts are the other side of that coin. Supporting alt-Right media is more fun that boycotting anyway.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 14, 2015 08:27 PM (ZPrif)

68 Steffy is part of that evil MSM, not like us!

And how about that silly Jeb!

He said some crazy stuff!

See I am REALLY a constitutional conservative, just like you guys!

Posted by: Laura 'I Blame Pam' Ingraham - 'Alternative Right Media' at May 14, 2015 08:28 PM (HJqXj)

69 I know there are thousands of Georges but you have to start somewhere


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


It has to start somewhere It has to start sometime

What better place than here, what better time than now?



All hell can't stop us now

All hell can't stop us now

All hell can't stop us now

All hell can't stop us now

All hell can't stop us now

All hell can't stop us now

Posted by: Rage Against the (Democratic Political) Machine at May 14, 2015 08:28 PM (MYPM9)

70 QSSI, the politically-connected information technology firm that rescued the problem-plagued Healthcare.gov website unexpectedly announced Thursday that it is stepping down as prime manager.

Posted by: Harry Callahan at May 14, 2015 08:28 PM (e8kgV)

71 Where the media and government are one, at the expense of the people
Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:26 PM (zOTsN)

I'd argue that already is the case. and that we can't beat them, so our second best bet is to just ignore them.

No more interviews, debates, or access. By pass the media and go right to the people.

Obama did that to some extent, Hillary is trying to do that right now, and I don't see why Republicans aren't running even faster away from the media.

The hatred for the media in this country is bi partisan by the way if you hadn't noticed.

Yes, the media is full of progressives pushing their party line. but they're also fickle assholes with huge egos who run obnoxious 24/7 news cycles about stupid shit constantly.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:29 PM (AkOaV)

72 I read somewhere that Monica Lewinsky's first crush was on old Georgy Boy, but he rejected Monica out-of-hand because of her giant stature. Some sources also say that the transition from a wanting dwarf's penis to settling for Bill Clinton was no great stretch either in the end.

Posted by: Fritz at May 14, 2015 08:30 PM (ty633)

73 QSSI, the politically-connected information technology firm that rescued the problem-plagued Healthcare.gov website unexpectedly announced Thursday that it is stepping down as prime manager.

What a pity. This might all have been avoided with a timely and generous donation the the Clinton Foundation.

#HillaryIsJustLikeYou

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at May 14, 2015 08:30 PM (8ZskC)

74 Yes, the media is full of progressives pushing their
party line. but they're also fickle assholes with huge egos who run
obnoxious 24/7 news cycles about stupid shit constantly.


Posted by: mynewhandle

I saw Fickle Assholes open for Reggie at the White House Rose Garden.

Posted by: Secret Service at May 14, 2015 08:31 PM (MYPM9)

75 Obama didnt by pass the media. He couldn't. They were attached to his jock

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:31 PM (zOTsN)

76 >>he does look like one of the seven dwarves


Smarmy?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2015 08:32 PM (2TN4k)

77 Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 14, 2015 08:27 PM (ZPrif)

Who though? And how?

I mean I read Drudge and ace, I hit the tip jar here from time to time... that's about it for regular reading. I used to read HotAir, but I just couldn't deal with their shit anymore...

and at the end of the day, the "alt right" media is commentary, not "original reporting".

So until we get beat reporters out there (somehow), the "alt right" is still reliant on the leftist MSM for original (biased) reporting.

Oh, and fuck fox news.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:32 PM (AkOaV)

78 get back on radio, it's wide open

Posted by: Scary Music at May 14, 2015 08:32 PM (Uk9e2)

79 Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:31 PM (zOTsN)

they bitch because he uses his own photographer, releases his own "press releases" and weekly youtube videos on whitehouse.gov, provides his own b-roll, etc. etc. etc. and basically boxes them out.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:32 PM (AkOaV)

80
Problem is, Stephonpolis is NOT partisan, just a straight up good reporter. Just like he learned when he got his....uh...BA in...uh...poli sci from Columbia University...um....and his....M.A. in Theology....but still, his early years were filled with solid reporting, like when he immediately went to work for....the...uh...Michael Dukakis presidential campaign....and uh...for Dick Gephardt...in the House...uh. But then he got great experience reporting ...while working on the...uh Clinton Campaign.

Actually until ABC news hired him he had zero reporting experience, and zero journalism education. Despite that, they paid him $8 million to be their non-partisan reporter and anchor.

But I'm SURE he isn't partisan. I mean, c'mon.

Posted by: PT Barnum at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (/EkKm)

81 As long as we pay Federal taxes through automatic withholding we are owned by these assholes.

Posted by: eman at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (PolV3)

82 >> read somewhere that Monica Lewinsky's first crush was on old Georgy Boy, but he rejected Monica...


Thought that was the pre-blue dress narrative - she's a cray-zee stalker who wants George!! Squirrel!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (2TN4k)

83 >>he does look like one of the seven dwarves


Stinky.

Posted by: Snow White at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (PStb8)

84 Stephi simply represents the views of the Lollipop Guild.

The Lollipop Guild.

The Lollipop Guild.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (oVJmc)

85 and at the end of the day, the "alt right" media is commentary, not "original reporting".


----

James O'Keefe is doing pretty good work. Some of the Breitbart people are out there, too.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (MYPM9)

86 Who though? And how?

PJTV has some very nice shows--Bill Whittle, Andrew Klavan, Stephen Green, Scott Ott make it worth it for me.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 14, 2015 08:34 PM (J0IP0)

87 Why be partisan? Because it's my nature

Posted by: Geroge Stephonpolis at May 14, 2015 08:34 PM (/EkKm)

88 Posted by: PT Barnum at May 14, 2015 08:33 PM (/EkKm)

Okay, but even if he was the most credentialed j-school grad in the country, would that really make any difference?

he'd still be a democrat partisan and a progressive ideologue, just like the rest of his profession.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:34 PM (AkOaV)

89 Clutch Cargo

I never liked you as much as I did Andy. He gave me a place to sleep and Aunt Bea always brought me fried chicken.

Posted by: Swampy at May 14, 2015 08:34 PM (ahBY0)

90 Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 14, 2015 08:34 PM (J0IP0)

I suppose, yeah.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:34 PM (AkOaV)

91 and basically boxes them out.
Posted by: mynewhandle

Closest he gets to being a real baller.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:35 PM (MYPM9)

92 original right reporting

Washington Free Beacon

Breitbart

The Blaze

the scoop on this story was original reporting from a right source

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:35 PM (zOTsN)

93 Republicans have no balls and no brains. Unlike Obama, they're unwilling to destroy their enemies. (See domestic coal miners.) And grinning dolts like McCain smile as the shiv is twisted in his back.

Wanna make life interesting for Disney? ESPN gets a carriage fee of ~ $7 per month, per subscriber. Force cable companies to offer a "delete option " for all carriers charging over, say $2 per month.

Posted by: boniface ballers at May 14, 2015 08:35 PM (m/Gc2)

94 should the next Pres do the same, handle? why let the proglodyte press have a monopoly?

Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:35 PM (Uk9e2)

95 Have I mentioned I have a foundation that is accepting donations?

Posted by: Hillary "Don Corleone" Clinton at May 14, 2015 08:36 PM (sQzB6)

96 some original reporting on Conservative Treehouse

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:36 PM (zOTsN)

97 >>and at the end of the day, the "alt right" media is commentary, not "original reporting".

???
It was a Wash Fee Beacon reporter who uncovered Stephy's donations - original reporting on donors to the Clinton foundation.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 14, 2015 08:36 PM (2TN4k)

98 Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:35 PM (zOTsN)

In my experience (limited) on the blaze and breitbart and even the free beacon, most (not all) of their reporting is wire reports.

As in AP or Reuters reports.

As in the same shit you get at CNN.com.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:36 PM (AkOaV)

99 Have I mentioned I have a foundation that is accepting donations?


Posted by: Hillary "Don Corleone" Clinton

----

Correction--My *husband* has a foundation which I am totes not a part of and never have been, nope. But they do good work spreading trees and AIDS around the world.

*shoves Secret Service detail*

Posted by: Hillary(!) at May 14, 2015 08:37 PM (MYPM9)

100 this story was original reporting from the Washington Free Beacon

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:37 PM (zOTsN)

101 Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:35 PM (Uk9e2)

Yeah, I think the sooner we accept that the media is fucked and just ignore them all together the better.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:37 PM (AkOaV)

102
Gee - wonder if George Will or Bill Kristol are going to criticize their old ABC buddy's conflict of interest.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 14, 2015 08:38 PM (kdS6q)

103 Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:37 PM (zOTsN)

okay, but go to their webpage right now. Other then this story, what do you see on nearly all of the by lines?

I'm not criticizing, just saying...

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:38 PM (AkOaV)

104 In fairness, he is wittle-er and cuter than anyone else they have on staff, and that's really all that matters. It mattered even more during the New Man/metrosexual boom in the 90s.

I mean come on, can you really not say that you would, at first blush, believe something he or Brian Williams said over some doughy Saturday host no name? Close your eyes and imagine them telling you that a Russian or Syrian foreign minister slapped Obama in the face with his pecker in the Oval Office. They have credibility, gravitas - Stephy the doe-eyed babe, Williams the board-room seasoned CEO.

Posted by: Funkotron at May 14, 2015 08:38 PM (c7rW1)

105 I think the candidates should boycott

they wont miss us as we dont watch anyway

but they do need thier "devil" on the air from time to time

deny them

no republican candidates on ABC, in debates on ABC, or accepting interviews by ABC reporters

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:39 PM (zOTsN)

106 I hope Will says something

Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:40 PM (Uk9e2)

107 Doesn't he have this backwards? When you're on the take, aren't they supposed to pay you?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 14, 2015 08:40 PM (EDYaR)

108 Gee - wonder if George Will or Bill Kristol are going to criticize their old ABC buddy's conflict of interest.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix

That would be terribly unhelpful and might get us disinvited to a cocktail party. It would make going to the Hamptons very awkward.

Posted by: "Conservative" pundits at May 14, 2015 08:40 PM (wjzWP)

109 The liars began assigning him to cover political stories--about Democrats, about Republicans -- almost before the ink on their initial promise was dry.

----

I was dry!

Posted by: Hillary(!) at May 14, 2015 08:40 PM (MYPM9)

110 I was dry!
Posted by: Hillary(!)

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Huma at May 14, 2015 08:42 PM (wjzWP)

111 oh why not wade into enemy territory it's not like it's ever been a secret

I want someone who will get in there and fight

even LIVs respect a competitor

Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:42 PM (Uk9e2)

112 he does look like one of the seven dwarves

Spanky?

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at May 14, 2015 08:42 PM (DLu2s)

113 Was that character Michael J. Fox played in the movie The American President based on Stephie?

Posted by: Snow White at May 14, 2015 08:43 PM (PStb8)

114 The "Republicans boycotting ABC" thing sounds delicious. I hope people do it, but it'll be the best of us who do, and half-witted attention-whores will be more than happy to take their place. Rep. King? Sen. McCain? Can you see these people turning down an invite to be on TV? And of course they'll claim they're doing it to show they're "bipartisan" and not icky like those right-wingnuts.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:43 PM (MYPM9)

115 Wait. You mean the MFM lies?

Woah. Head spinning.

Must... sit...

Posted by: Insert Clever Name Here at May 14, 2015 08:43 PM (1WydT)

116 Republicans should continue to go on ABC shows- and even with little George- and use every appearance to bring up the contributions to the Clintons. Mention Obama's attendance at Martha Raddatz's wedding. Ask the interviewer which candidates he has donated to. Embarrass the sons of bitches.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at May 14, 2015 08:43 PM (oPgRf)

117 >>> Williams the board-room seasoned CEO.

And world-renowned sky diver.

Posted by: Brian Williams at May 14, 2015 08:43 PM (Ua6T/)

118 Mm mmm, Free Bacon.

Posted by: Garrett at May 14, 2015 08:43 PM (K+ooo)

119 I apologize for comparing ABC employees with some of bitches. Really unfair to SOBs.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at May 14, 2015 08:44 PM (oPgRf)

120 if they are going to get in there and fight then they need to do their homework and expose the reporters bias on air

but if its taped it will be edited out anyway

and its impossible to do to a debate moderator

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:44 PM (zOTsN)

121 Did Georgie go to a private school? if yes, then damn him to hell.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at May 14, 2015 08:44 PM (ucDmr)

122 Network TV?
Gosh, I sure never figured them for Commie-fag-junkies.
Maybe I'm naive, but I did vote for that nice Mexican Mormon, Romney.

Posted by: Steve White, skeptic of our Loyalist Brethren at May 14, 2015 08:45 PM (ZTc8k)

123 I still remember the laughable 'analysis' Stephy gave during the Gore-Bush debates in 2000. Gore acted like a loon and was bright orange in one of the debates and Stephy gushed over how great Gore did and how he talked about his issues.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 08:45 PM (lX87U)

124
Republicans should continue to go on ABC shows- and even with little
George- and use every appearance to bring up the contributions to the
Clintons. Mention Obama's attendance at Martha Raddatz's wedding. Ask
the interviewer which candidates he has donated to. Embarrass the sons
of bitches.



Posted by: Jim in Virginia

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Alright, we've got enough. End the interview. Start splicing juicy soundbites together to make it sound like he just admitted he has both dead girls and live boys.

No, no, assure him it went out live, just like we *finger-crossed* promised him!

Posted by: ABC Newsroom at May 14, 2015 08:45 PM (MYPM9)

125 Martha Raddatz looks like she should be cackling over a cauldron as she drops in an eye of newt in to her bubbling brew

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:46 PM (zOTsN)

126 "ABC repeatedly promised to keep the highly partisan Stephanopolous out of political reporting -- and broke that promise every chance they got."

Let's remember here also Charlie Gibson of ABC and his "interview" with Sarah Palin, in which he peremptorily asked her a question about the Bush Doctrine, and then contemptuously rubbished her for not giving what Gibson would deem a satisfactory answer.

After which, Charles Krauthammer, who first defined and popularized the term "Bush Doctrine", opined that Palin's answer had been perfectly satisfactory.

It's not just George Snuffleupagus. It's pretty much all of the rest of ABC, and by extension, it's also pretty much all of the rest of the alphabet networks' "news divisions" which are infected with this crap.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 14, 2015 08:46 PM (noWW6)

127 In order to renege, doesn't one have to nege in the first place?

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 14, 2015 08:46 PM (KlVdw)

128 there ya go Jim

don't quit playing, play offense

Posted by: Feh at May 14, 2015 08:47 PM (Uk9e2)

129 Who though? And how?
--
We each have to answer that for ourselves. No need to be lockstep.

Obviously everybody here already supports Ace and other sites.

DailySignal (Heritage's site) has beat reporters.
To varying degrees, Blaze, Breitbart, DCaller, WashExaminer, WashTimes, etc have them, too.

FoxNews is a cash gusher and doesn't need our support. I had hoped Blaze would rise to challenge them and not just be a Beck show 24/7. Probably not gonna happen.

There's no perfect solution. And it won't happen quick.

Just, as much as possible, withdraw $ and attention from ProgMedia and give it to center-right media.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at May 14, 2015 08:47 PM (ZPrif)

130 Don't quit playing, play offense


Posted by: Feh

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*gasp* Someone went offensive! No trigger warning!

Posted by: Millennial Snowflake at May 14, 2015 08:48 PM (MYPM9)

131 126 All of them,and even most of FoxNews news division.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 08:48 PM (mGBKM)

132 Hey, so is my memory already starting to go or was (fairly openly liberal anchor) Keith Olberman fired from MSNBC for donating $2400 to a Democrat candidate?

Why is ABC okay with one of their (supposedly impartial reporters / anchors) donating $75,000 to a Democrat candidate?

If I were Olberman, I'd be pissed.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:48 PM (AkOaV)

133 I come
from out there, and everybody out there knows, everybody lies: cops lie,
newspapers lie, parents lie. The one thing you can count on - word on
the street... yeah, that's solid.

Posted by: Carlo Bartolucci aka Charlie Barrett at May 14, 2015 08:49 PM (amQXf)

134 In order to renege, doesn't one have to nege in the first place?

Once nege, never renege!

Posted by: That Guy Vinny Down At Car-X That Has Trouble With Aphorisms at May 14, 2015 08:49 PM (DLu2s)

135 re nege is a dish best served cold

no?

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:49 PM (zOTsN)

136 Hey, so is my memory already starting to go or was (fairly openly
liberal anchor) Keith Olberman fired from MSNBC for donating $2400 to a
Democrat candidate?

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If he was, it was merely a pretext for getting rid of Olbermann. No one could/can stand working with that preening asshat.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:50 PM (MYPM9)

137 @121 Sen. Frankenstein went to Blake School., a notorious haven for druggies and fags/paedophiles.
My privileged intel reports he was into all three: drugs, boysex, lolitas.
A Minnesota version of Alan Grayson, but with 6 years and mo' money from office.
Love to waterboard all them rectal douches to find the direct contact with Judenrat Soros above SoS ratface fag Mark Ritchie.

Posted by: Steve White, skeptic of our Loyalist Brethren at May 14, 2015 08:50 PM (ZTc8k)

138 Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:50 PM (MYPM9)

Just verified on Wikipedia.

The reason he was fired was for making 3 $2400 donations to Democrat candidates, because it could be seen as a conflict of interest.

I mean, I'm sure he was a douchelord on the side... but their professed reason for firing him was for that "perceived conflict of interest".

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:51 PM (AkOaV)

139 So I heard about these twins born at Cook County Hospital, named Nege and Renege?

Posted by: That Guy Vinny Down At Car-X That Doesn't Know When To Shut The F*ck Up at May 14, 2015 08:51 PM (DLu2s)

140 GOP needs an oppo researcher peeking into moderators and reporters affliations and contributions

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:51 PM (zOTsN)

141 Hit them where they live.

"Dear Acme, I see you advertise during ABC News. You won't be seeing any more of my money spent upon your products."

Posted by: It's All About The Benjamins at May 14, 2015 08:51 PM (PStb8)

142 Who though? And how?


------

Vox has some solid conservative reporting.

Posted by: trying to keep a straight face at May 14, 2015 08:51 PM (MYPM9)

143 I mean, I'm sure he was a douchelord on the side... but their professed
reason for firing him was for that "perceived conflict of interest".

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But Georgie didn't make a political contribution; he simply donated to a charity.

Posted by: ABC at May 14, 2015 08:52 PM (MYPM9)

144 Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:48 PM (AkOaV)

That would be some good Twitter meat.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 08:53 PM (48QDY)

145 He was grilling Schweizer like a defense attorney on cross, that Sunday morning. It was a sight to see.

He's so far up Hillary's ass you can't see his little feet.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at May 14, 2015 08:53 PM (D7DvA)

146 GOP needs an oppo researcher peeking into moderators and reporters affliations and contributions





Posted by: ThunderB,

I'll do it!

Posted by: Peeking Tom at May 14, 2015 08:53 PM (MYPM9)

147 He's so far up Hillary's ass you can't see his little feet.


Posted by: the littl shyning man

In fairness that's not terribly far.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:54 PM (MYPM9)

148 big ass, lil man

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 08:54 PM (zOTsN)

149 I'm prone to the reply to the 'I saw this hot scoop on Republican blah blah blah on ABC!' with 'ABC?? HOW old are you again? Who was it reporting, H. R. Baukhage??'

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at May 14, 2015 08:54 PM (DLu2s)

150 Ace is the Place

Posted by: The coward of the county at May 14, 2015 08:55 PM (msVAP)

151 That would be some good Twitter meat.
Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 08:53 PM (48QDY)

I thought so.

Anyone with teh tweets, feel free to steal it if you want.

$7200 in donations to dems gets keith olberman fired from msnbc

$75000 to the Clinton family trust fund by stephapolis is no big deal to abc.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:57 PM (AkOaV)

152 "Stephanopoulos seemed to have put the suspicions of partisanship behind him"

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Man, Americans really do have short attention did you guys hear that American Idol is wrapping up?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:57 PM (MYPM9)

153 slush fund*

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:58 PM (AkOaV)

154 He's so far up Hillary's ass you can't see his little feet.

Phft, I wouldn't even FEEL Georgie the Dwarf.

Now, the Anal Intruder........THAT'S what I call a DILDO!

Posted by: Hillary! 2016! Let's Just Get This Whole Republic Thing OVER! at May 14, 2015 08:58 PM (DLu2s)

155 Dana Perino thinks that Stephy is fair, she said that George Bush and his team always thought he was treated fairly. Yikes they are confused. I am sure Jeb is a fan of Jon Stewart's; even though Stewart has a sever case of George Bush derangement syndrome, and is still ranting about him.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 08:58 PM (lX87U)

156 You're like a dog with a bone, Ace. A dog with a bone.

Good for you.! Please keep your jaws clamped on the story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2015 08:58 PM (1sJza)

157 big ass, lil man
Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas

Those were intended for Hokkaido and Osaka. Didn't need 'em though.

Posted by: Chester A Nimitz at May 14, 2015 08:58 PM (wjzWP)

158 What ABC meant was that they'd only stick the head in. Don't worry, it'll only hurt for a minute.

Posted by: Afroman at May 14, 2015 08:59 PM (6qbw0)

159 I recall Oliver Willis complaining some years ago that the three big networks' news programs were biased against Gore or Kerry (or both) because the networks were owned by big corporations and we all know that big corporations are pro Republican.

progressives never run out of excuses.

Posted by: mallfly at May 14, 2015 08:59 PM (qSIlh)

160 Dana Perino thinks that Stephy is fair, she said that George Bush and his team always thought he was treated fairly.
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In her defense I think she's pretty cute.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 08:59 PM (MYPM9)

161 Those were intended for Hokkaido and Osaka. Didn't need 'em though.

LOL!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at May 14, 2015 08:59 PM (DLu2s)

162 " and broke that promise every chance they got."


Frog meet.........

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 08:59 PM (+/L12)

163 Dana at Patterico has a great catch of a response by Obama today about the Gulf State meeting.

He says essentially that he would never ask them to sign an agreement without knowing what is in it, just like he would never expect that of the American people or Senate.

Posted by: River Guide at May 14, 2015 08:59 PM (RJMhd)

164 progressives never run out of excuses.


Posted by: mallfly


Or lies. Or money. Or hate. Or...

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 09:00 PM (MYPM9)

165 And is the GOPe going to pull debates away from ABC? Of course not since they like the number two chair in the big government orchestra. Makes we wish we had parliamentary type elections so new parties could break the oligarchy once in a while.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 14, 2015 09:00 PM (dkExz)

166 Dana at Patterico has a great catch of a response by Obama today about the Gulf State meeting.



He says essentially that he would never ask them to sign an
agreement without knowing what is in it, just like he would never expect
that of the American people or Senate.


All right, now he's just f*cking with us.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at May 14, 2015 09:01 PM (DLu2s)

167 Makes we wish we had parliamentary type elections so new parties could break the oligarchy once in a while.


Posted by: PaleRider

Ugh. I'm tired. Read that as "paramilitary-type elections".

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 09:02 PM (MYPM9)

168 Now I know my abc's

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at May 14, 2015 09:02 PM (dw4uS)

169 Dana Perino is cute and she sometimes gets it right. But she is a big Bushie and establishment Republican. And the fact that she does have respect and admiration for the Bush family doesn't jibe with her defending people, like Jon Stewart and Obama who openly loath the Bushies.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:02 PM (lX87U)

170 I am sorry. Megan Kelly is fcuking HOT.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (0FSuD)

171 167. Well I did mis-spell but I meant what they have in England eg.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (dkExz)

172 Dana Perino is ridiculously nice.Incapable of calling a spade a spade.Her boss GW was pretty much the same.The only one who defended that admin was the short tenure of Tony Snow.

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (mGBKM)

173 Sorry to go OT, but gotta vent.

I dunno if it's Common Core or the resurgence of "New Math," or both, but for a third-grader, multiplying a one-digit number by a two-digit number should not involve drawing rows of boxes and graphs, unnecessary addition, and tears.

Took me three minutes to teach her the right way to do it.

WTH.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (yxw0r)

174 Megan Kelly is fcuking HOT.


Posted by: Nip Sip

I'd do her, but I'd feel awfully guilty after.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (MYPM9)

175 Nancy oy I was hoping someone would get the audacity. I hate this phone crap .

Kept trying to paste it here but pixy no likey.

Posted by: River Guide at May 14, 2015 09:04 PM (RJMhd)

176 speaking of attractive, is "strange inheritance" on Fox Business that popular? I'd grab Jamie Colby if I could but I don't know that I care that much about the subject matter.

Posted by: mallfly at May 14, 2015 09:04 PM (qSIlh)

177 I'd do her, but I'd feel awfully guilty after.


Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (MYPM9)

LIAR!

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:04 PM (0FSuD)

178 Ace is the Place...

Of the helpful Hardware Man. Or so I've heard.

Posted by: Wind Breaker at May 14, 2015 09:05 PM (sdPF/)

179 5 Isn't it up to $75,000 now?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 14, 2015 08:10 PM (W5DcG)

_________

All this hub-bub over a pittance like $75K? Pshaw.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at May 14, 2015 09:05 PM (0LHZx)

180 Megyn Kelly would grade you on your performance.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:05 PM (lX87U)

181 @140 Longbows or crossbows.
.338 Lapua or .375 CheyTac.
WalMart knives or boxcutters.
Automobile or heavy object/gravity.
Softball bat or heavy object from the environment.


Really, it's just for the epitaph.
Not like te freedom lovers give a s**t.
The soma eaters don't count. They have their cartoon daily.

Posted by: Steve White, skeptic of our Loyalist Brethren at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (ZTc8k)

182 LIAR!


Posted by:Nip Sip



Well, my wife strangling me to death would make me feel bad at least.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (MYPM9)

183 I dunno if it's Common Core or the resurgence of "New Math," or both, but for a third-grader, multiplying a one-digit number by a two-digit number should not involve drawing rows of boxes and graphs, unnecessary addition, and tears.

Took me three minutes to teach her the right way to do it.

WTH.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (yxw0r)


The problem isn't with the original idea behind the teaching methods, it is that the teaching methods so warp it that all it takes is an incompetent teacher to make the simple insane.

With most "Common Core" math problems, I can usually see what it was that they were getting at... of course, the course materials are so horrid, that any usefulness is flushed down the toilet...

Posted by: The Numerical Hat at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (7YlUk)

184 re 173: I remember being introduced to multiplication in third grade. Thank God, in those days we had actual math and PHONICS.

Posted by: mallfly at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (qSIlh)

185 Sebastian Coe once spoke about cross country racing in Europe, the jumping the start and the pushing and shoving, and he said It's better to be a the front of a bunch of disgraceful runners, than in the back of their pack saying 'how disgraceful'.

We need to start taking this stuff seriously. The red rat bastard commies do.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (rwI+c)

186 169 Dana Perino is cute and she sometimes gets it right. But she is a big Bushie and establishment Republican. And the fact that she does have respect and admiration for the Bush family doesn't jibe with her defending people, like Jon Stewart and Obama who openly loath the Bushies.
Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:02 PM (lX87U)

____________

It's not about respecting the Bushes. It's about getting invited to the right 4th of July parties. Defend Stewart and Obama and you are one of the "good Republicans" who gets the invitation.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (0LHZx)

187 178 Now they say " helpful hardware folks".

Posted by: steevy at May 14, 2015 09:07 PM (mGBKM)

188 180
Megyn Kelly would grade you on your performance.


Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:05 PM (lX87U)

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Incomplete

Posted by: Dave S. at May 14, 2015 09:07 PM (mhkbv)

189 "I'd do her, but I'd feel awfully guilty after."



She probably would to, so, all squarsies.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:07 PM (+/L12)

190 re 173: I remember being introduced to multiplication in third grade. Thank God, in those days we had actual math and PHONICS.


Posted by: mallfly

He means "Fahniks"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (MYPM9)

191 180
Megyn Kelly would grade you on your performance.


Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:05 PM (lX87U



I'd give her my best two minutes. That should make her happy. Assuming my blue pill works.

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (0FSuD)

192 $7200 in donations to dems gets keith olberman fired from msnbc

$75000 to the Clinton family trust fund by stephapolis is no big deal to abc.
Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 08:57 PM (AkOaV)

While grilling Schweitzer about his book.

Podcast regular Andrew Stiles nails George at Free Beacon with George's interview on Jon Stewart.

Killz it.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (48QDY)

193 With most "Common Core" math problems, I can usually see what it was that they were getting at... of course, the course materials are so horrid, that any usefulness is flushed down the toilet...
Posted by: The Numerical Hat at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (7YlUk)

_________

Yep. I actually think common core - the math part at least - is actually pretty good in theory. But the course materials I've seen just fuck it all up. And I can only imagine how awful the typical public school teacher makes it on top of that.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (0LHZx)

194 Now they say " helpful hardware folks".

Is nothing sacred anymore?

Posted by: Wind Breaker at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (NHQQx)

195 Why all the fuss about Big Bird's imaginary friend?

Posted by: Asparagus tuteme ex infernis at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (u2TaQ)

196 Yeah there's a shock. The "economic genius" moo moo thinks that common core math is sensible.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2015 09:10 PM (G6Yj7)

197 I remember being introduced to multiplication in third grade. Thank God, in those days we had actual math and PHONICS.

Posted by: mallfly at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (qSIlh)


And they are still teaching "whole reading" in classrooms.

That's child abuse, pure and simple.

Posted by: The Readin' Hat at May 14, 2015 09:12 PM (7YlUk)

198 Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2015 09:10 PM (G6Yj7)

Sometimes you just step in doo.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:12 PM (48QDY)

199 173 Sorry to go OT, but gotta vent.

I dunno if it's Common Core or the resurgence of "New Math," or both, but for a third-grader, multiplying a one-digit number by a two-digit number should not involve drawing rows of boxes and graphs, unnecessary addition, and tears.

Took me three minutes to teach her the right way to do it.

WTH.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 09:03 PM (yxw0r)



Those people with Education degrees have to find some way to justify them.

Posted by: rickl at May 14, 2015 09:14 PM (sdi6R)

200

With most "Common Core" math problems, I can usually see what it was that they were getting at... of course, the course materials are so horrid, that any usefulness is flushed down the toilet...
Posted by: The Numerical Hat at May 14, 2015 09:06 PM (7YlUk)

They really are horrid. Her teacher's fine, but damn, with basic multiplication, the kids don't need to grasp abstract theories. They need to know how to frigging DO IT. I'd prefer a sheet of 50 problems to solve than this "explain your thinking, and draw a chart to illustrate" crap.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 09:14 PM (yxw0r)

201 Perino and the Bushes should be the last people who think the Republicans need to engage with the Left. They are despised and hated by the Left and take it and ask for more. Huckabee is another fool who clowned around on SNL, Colbert, Stewart and Conan when he was running interference for Mccain against Romney in 2008; and now his bud Stewart and others are ripping the shit out of him. I am sure Huckabee will be railing against Cruz and Paul and working to get Jeb the nomination this time. I hope Cruz and Paul call this fraud out, the sooner the better.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:14 PM (lX87U)

202 They're lobbyists and propagandists. And possibly even unregistered Foreign Agents.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at May 14, 2015 08:17 PM (zRby/)


HillyBill are unregistered foreign agents, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 09:15 PM (LKDfc)

203 The "economic genius" moo moo thinks that common core math is sensible.

I tell you guys and you just won't believe me. Moo Moo is Palin Steele returned under another nic. He's a fucking liar and known imbecile. His arguments are exactly what you expect from a youngster gleaning a bare understanding of subjects from the internet. As you guys constantly reveal, his knowledge on any subject is an inch thick.

Install the Ignore_User feature and be safe from his retard rays.

Posted by: HUCK / AKIN 2016 at May 14, 2015 09:08 PM (0LHZx)

Unsmite all posts from (0LHZx)

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2015 09:16 PM (rwI+c)

204 I am sure Huckabee will be railing against Cruz and Paul and working to get Jeb the nomination this time. I hope Cruz and Paul call this fraud out, the sooner the better.
Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:14 PM (lX87U)


Huck cured their diabetes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 14, 2015 09:16 PM (W5DcG)

205 Really, the Christian thing to do is get along with everybody. Especially including, those people on the left we may disagree with politically. They're all just decent folk, just like us.

No, I've never Googled my own name. Why?

Posted by: Rick Santorum at May 14, 2015 09:16 PM (DLu2s)

206 This just in: Chuck Schumer points out that obstructionist Republican politicians, puppets of the Tea Party, so frustrated the Amtrak engineer that he lost control of the train.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 09:18 PM (n6Nt0)

207 Why cats rule the internet. From Anna Cox, aka Wonkette, I like anal.




http://tinyurl.com/ko33xsx

Posted by: Nip Sip at May 14, 2015 09:18 PM (0FSuD)

208 ABC, the Clintons, Steffie they're all full of shit. That's what makes them great liberals

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 14, 2015 09:18 PM (DiZBp)

209 >>>HillyBill are unregistered foreign agents, too

You can't be a foreigner if you are a citizen of the world, and not just a citizen of the USSA.

Posted by: Hill and Bill at May 14, 2015 09:18 PM (PStb8)

210 Stephanopolis may have very well swayed the election with his meddling.
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Hey..., Romney lost didn't he? Mission accomplished.

Posted by: Harry Reid at May 14, 2015 09:19 PM (n6Nt0)

211 They really are horrid. Her teacher's fine, but damn, with basic multiplication, the kids don't need to grasp abstract theories. They need to know how to frigging DO IT. I'd prefer a sheet of 50 problems to solve than this "explain your thinking, and draw a chart to illustrate" crap.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 09:14 PM (yxw0r)


They need to learn how to do it in order to grasp the why.

You start with a simple method that works and is easy to do. Once they know how to generate the correct result, then you start helping the student to understand why it works that way.

Smart students will be able to grasp this, and come up with shortcuts based on what they figures out.

Common Core starts with the short-cuts and give a few examples without really explaining the broader mechanism.

For example, they take 6 + 9 and then change it to 5 + (1 + 9), and then 5 + 10.

That makes sense to us because we already grok the mathmatics. But for a student who doesn't, the teacher never explains why they "decompose" 6 into a 5 and a 1... the student is wondering how the teacher know how to "decompose 6 into those two specific numbers.

Posted by: The Calculatin' Hat at May 14, 2015 09:20 PM (7YlUk)

212 ABC, the Clintons, Steffie they're all full of shit without compunction. That's what makes them great liberals
Posted by: TheQuietMan
-----------------

Just saying...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 09:21 PM (n6Nt0)

213 Can't we all just get along? It worked out well for Rodney King.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:21 PM (lX87U)

214 Posted by: The Calculatin' Hat at May 14, 2015 09:20 PM (7YlUk)

Much my problem with Trigonometry. I figured it out by accident when I was about 44.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:23 PM (48QDY)

215 who else gets Steffy's sweet cash?

Posted by: Scary Music at May 14, 2015 08:22 PM (Uk9e2)


And where did Snuffleupagus get $25000 a year, for 3 years running, to give to the Clinton machine? On a news "analyst's" salary. Political and "charitable" (heh) donations of that magnitude are usually made by millionaires.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 09:23 PM (LKDfc)

216 And where did Snuffleupagus get $25000 a year, for 3 years running, to give to the Clinton machine?

Wiki fwiw, says Short George makes $8 million per year. He could afford it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2015 09:25 PM (rwI+c)

217 Stopped watching ABC News a long time ago.


Much of ABC, actually.

Posted by: dissent555 at May 14, 2015 09:25 PM (yR6A1)

218 Levin got the ball rolling tonight calling for Snuffy's resignation.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 14, 2015 09:26 PM (zdw2Z)

219 This just in: Chuck Schumer points out that obstructionist Republican politicians, puppets of the Tea Party, so frustrated the Amtrak engineer Obama that he lost control of the train country.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 14, 2015 09:26 PM (W5DcG)

220 And in fairness, George owes that big salary to the Clintons. His tribute to the Don is understandable.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2015 09:26 PM (rwI+c)

221 George Stephanopoulos net worth and salary: George Stephanopoulos is an American politician and television correspondent who has a net worth $18 million dollars.

http://tinyurl.com/nwrkgdb

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 09:27 PM (n6Nt0)

222 Much my problem with Trigonometry. I figured it out by accident when I was about 44.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:23 PM (48QDY)


I actually taught myself trig.

The idjit school district put me in 7th grade math during 7th grade. Easy A.

I took 8th grade math that summer and then Algebra during 8th grade. The teacher was a b***h who objectively had it out for me. I went to sign up for an algebra class at the local community college, and it turned out that I fully knew algebra and the teach was purposefully giving me a bad grade.

Took algebra II before entering high school.

Tool honors geometry during 9th grade, pre-calc during 10th grade, and then two years of calculus culminating in getting an easy 5 on the AP test. Heck, I already know most of the material in the math classes I took during college.

Posted by: The Calculatin' Hat at May 14, 2015 09:27 PM (7YlUk)

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 14, 2015 09:27 PM (W5DcG)

224 221 He might be called, "A One Percenter.."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 09:27 PM (n6Nt0)

225 render unto ceasar what is caesuras

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 09:27 PM (zOTsN)

226 Georgio makes about $8 mill a year.

ABC says he gives millions a year to charity. The $75K is just a small percentage of what he gives a year.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:28 PM (48QDY)

227
OT: Holy Crap, we wondered why Amtrack didn't have a speed control. Turns out they did, NOT TURNED ON. 8 people dead.

Link at Insty.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2015 09:29 PM (ODxAs)

228 he said this was charity

Posted by: ThunderB, Republic of Texas at May 14, 2015 09:29 PM (zOTsN)

229 ABC says he gives millions a year to charity.
----------------

SPLC and etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 09:29 PM (n6Nt0)

230
I regret the day I diddled Olberdork. My biggest lifetime regret.

Posted by: Laura Ingraham at May 14, 2015 09:29 PM (P330y)

231 dems reject Fox News with a relentless drumbeat of how biased it is, and they've never done anything like this.

The GOP is a true wreck and there's no point in saying this, but if they were not a wreck, they would all refuse to have anything to do with ABC, citing this corruption. They would all say they would rather be interviewed by Pravda.

Posted by: Dustin at May 14, 2015 09:30 PM (a7sQX)

232 Holy Crap, we wondered why Amtrack didn't have a speed control. Turns out they did, NOT TURNED ON. 8 people dead.
--------

Engineer was so distraught over obstructionist Republicans, he blacked out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 09:30 PM (n6Nt0)

233 I'm sorry, but WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EXPECT from Sniffclintonass?

As for Amtrak, it's more bureaucratese. They had PTC installed but hadn't sorted out the frequency spectrum issues with the FCC.

Gonna bet the PTC funding was voted sometime back in the '90s, the hardware installed around 2004, and it's been dicked around ever since.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:31 PM (o+SC1)

234 "24
he does look like one of the seven dwarves

Dopey?


Posted by: Clutch Cargo at May 14, 2015 08:15 PM (sH832)"

Creepy

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at May 14, 2015 09:31 PM (KDbAT)

235
Don't take Amtrak if you value your life.


Don't diddle Olbermann if you value your self respect.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 09:31 PM (MDgS8)

236 OT: Holy Crap, we wondered why Amtrack didn't have a speed control. Turns out they did, NOT TURNED ON. 8 people dead.

Link at Insty.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2015 09:29 PM (ODxAs)

Heard on the radio one on the riders said the train was 16 minutes late leaving the station.

Would make sense.

MOAR INVESTMENT. BONUSES LIKE THE VA.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:32 PM (48QDY)

237
As scummy as I am, I would never diddle Olberdork.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at May 14, 2015 09:33 PM (P330y)

238 Anybody that thinks that little cocksucker is anything other than a Democrat shill is an idiot.

Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 09:33 PM (JdEZJ)

239 >>> he does look like one of the seven dwarves


Tiny. You know what I mean.

Posted by: Snow White at May 14, 2015 09:34 PM (PStb8)

240 the damn Republicans refused to give amtrak another billion dollars and they are responsible for the crash. the idiot that crashed the train didn't have proper training because of the cheapskate Republicans. with proper funding, the training would have told him to slow down instead of doubling speed at turns.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:34 PM (lX87U)

241 As scummy as I am, I would never diddle Olberdork.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at May 14, 2015 09:33 PM (P330y)


With, or without, the porn stash?

Posted by: The Stash Hat at May 14, 2015 09:35 PM (7YlUk)

242
Snow White was a good girl.

She liked Grumpy but only a little. Not like that.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 09:35 PM (MDgS8)

243 OT: Holy Crap, we wondered why Amtrack didn't have a speed control. Turns out they did, NOT TURNED ON. 8 people dead.

Because of FCC delays with approving frequencies.

Here's a solution: GPS. Everyone has the app on their phone, and it can monitor position and speed. Process that by rail speed limit at location and sounding alerts should be simple.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 09:35 PM (oVJmc)

244 Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:31 PM (o+SC1)

Right. But golf courses and others including Local LEO's had to go to narrow-band width radios or face a $10,000 a day fine.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:36 PM (48QDY)

245 Keith Olberman has written two open letters with advice for Tom Brady. The best advice I can give Brady is :TO NEVER TAKE ADVICE FROM KEITH OLBERMAN. Olberman is cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:36 PM (lX87U)

246 Amtrak, The VA of Railroads!

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Humble Worker In Darwin's Fields at May 14, 2015 09:37 PM (Y2eQR)

247 @240 - thing is this: you can run 100+mph trains safely under manual control.

If you treat the guy at the controls like a Navy carrier pilot.

You screw up in the little stuff, you're swinging the lantern at the rear of the caboose, 'cause we can't trust you not to screw up the big stuff.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:38 PM (o+SC1)

248 Okay, not sitting next to window listening to thunder anymore, and I hope that lamppost was not expensive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 14, 2015 09:38 PM (bLnSU)

249 "Here's a solution: GPS."



Surely to goodness they already have that. No?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:38 PM (+/L12)

250 Just got off the road so I'm late to the party. ABC lost all credibility when the started meeting with the administration each week. What little they had before that was lost when Little George Snuffleufagus had his giddy moment on national TV over electing an affirmatiff axshun preznit.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 14, 2015 09:38 PM (s0ICk)

251
My right arm is my driving arm on the train, and most unfortunately, it was busy with my chicken just prior to the crash.

Posted by: AMTRAC Engineer at May 14, 2015 09:39 PM (P330y)

252 my problem with Trigonometry. I figured it out by accident when I was about 44.
Posted by: Golfman


I tried taking Trig in summer school.

Big. Mistake.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2015 09:39 PM (uctT+)

253 I thought the guy driving the train was the speed control. He is totally to blame. Probably was choking the chicken and passed out. Should go to jail.

Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 09:39 PM (JdEZJ)

254 Is this the same AmTrak Joey Choo-Choo uses to commute?

Posted by: J Cash at May 14, 2015 09:40 PM (PStb8)

255 248 Okay, not sitting next to window listening to thunder anymore, and I hope that lamppost was not expensive.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 14, 2015 09:38 PM (bLnSU)

Heh. That'll learn ya.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:40 PM (48QDY)

256 Probably was choking the chicken and passed out. Should go to jail.
Posted by: freaked

It happens more than you think.

Posted by: David Carradine at May 14, 2015 09:40 PM (wjzWP)

257 @243 - speed and location, no problem, but for the NTSB investigators you also need to log the rest of the accelerometer data on about 100ms intervals so you can figure out what went off the tracks when, what flipped over when, when the guy holding the phone went ass-over-teakettle, etc.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:41 PM (o+SC1)

258 He wasn't wanking. He was in the middle of a texting argument with his wife/girlfriend/both.

That's my bet, anyway.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:42 PM (o+SC1)

259 256 Probably was choking the chicken and passed out. Should go to jail.
Posted by: freaked

It happens more than you think.
Posted by: David Carradine at May 14, 2015 09:40 PM (wjzWP)

Phone secks with his supervisor?

More than one at fault here.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:42 PM (48QDY)

260 "I tried taking Trig in summer school.
"


Math was not my strongest in school but I surprisingly didn't have much trouble with trig.


Now algebra, to this day, I still do not completely understand where the formulas come from or when to use which one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:42 PM (+/L12)

261 Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:42 PM (o+SC1)

Wasn't he teh Ghey?

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:43 PM (48QDY)

262 It happens more than you think.
Posted by: David Carradine at May 14, 2015 09:40 PM (wjzWP)


When you can take the chicken out of my hand it is time for you to leave.

Posted by: Kung Fu U at May 14, 2015 09:43 PM (W5DcG)

263 "He was in the middle of a texting argument with his wife/girlfriend/both."


There seems to be some evidence that he was a homosexual, i.e. "fanny bandit," so it may have been a boyfriend.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (+/L12)

264 Surely to goodness they already have that. No?

It's a company that loses a billion a year.

Forward thinking isn't a priority, I suspect.

It wouldn't be surprising if, as someone else said, they were still dithering over 20-year-old solutions.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (oVJmc)

265 Trig is just picture math.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (s0ICk)

266 Trig rocks. Makes Calculus easier too.

Posted by: dissent555 at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (yR6A1)

267 253 Probably was choking the chicken and passed out.
Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 09:39 PM (JdEZJ)


***************

I can safely say I've never passed out from fapping. Perhaps I've been doing it wrong.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (yxw0r)

268 @261 - does it matter? Gender is a checkbox at this point, so the actual chromosome associated with 'wife' and 'girlfriend' are open to discussion.

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:45 PM (o+SC1)

269 "Holy Crap, we wondered why Amtrack didn't have a speed control. Turns out they did, NOT TURNED ON. 8 people dead."

Here in Commiefornia, there has been a long string of otherwise easily preventable train crashes, because the unions insist that the train controls come with a fully manual mode.

Then the unionized train operators keep switching into full manual and then falling asleep, or having heart attacks, or sending texts to their underaged paramours, and the entirely predictable crash follows as surely as day follows night.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 14, 2015 09:46 PM (noWW6)

270 Trig is just picture math.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead


Actually it's Greek Voodoo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2015 09:46 PM (uctT+)

271
I've had many a man pass out when I choked their chicken. Or is it called spanking the monkey?

Posted by: Ashley Dupre, Manhattan Hooker at May 14, 2015 09:46 PM (P330y)

272
Trig is the easy peasy lemon squeazy of all the maths.

Algebra is more or less understanding Parabolas. To put it in a nutshell.
And completing the square. And a million other things but basically those two things.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 09:47 PM (MDgS8)

273 268 @261 - does it matter? Gender is a checkbox at this point, so the actual chromosome associated with 'wife' and 'girlfriend' are open to discussion.

not until we know what xi's adjectives are...

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at May 14, 2015 09:47 PM (X3xYu)

274 @269 - why do so many of us live in California?

For the comic relief?

Posted by: The Devoceleraptor (sometimes JEM) at May 14, 2015 09:47 PM (o+SC1)

275 265 Trig is just picture math.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (s0ICk)

Well I'm screwed then. I can't figure out smileys on Pixy.007.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:48 PM (48QDY)

276 "Forward thinking isn't a priority, I suspect."



I suppose it wouldn't totally flabbergast me, but.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:49 PM (+/L12)

277 I was so glad to get out of school and to never have to take math again. If you are going to discuss triginomitry i need a warning please.

Posted by: freaked at May 14, 2015 09:49 PM (JdEZJ)

278 Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 09:47 PM (MDgS

Geometry was easiest for me.

Some people say they don't get it. ????

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:49 PM (48QDY)

279 "I thought the guy driving the train was the speed control."

The other day in the car I briefly tuned in NPR, where they were blaming the disaster on evil Republicans failing to allow saintly Democrats to "invest" public money in advanced automated safety controls that would prevent things like, well, a train being driven at 107 MPH into a max 50 MPH curve.

I looked up and I realized that I was in a 50 zone.

Holy sheepshit! And I had no advanced automated safety controls to protect my life and the lives of others! Fortunately by pure blind chance I happened to be going 52. But there's NO WAY that I could ever have managed that other than by pure blind chance, you can be sure.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 14, 2015 09:50 PM (noWW6)

280 Thanks to Ace for fighting these battles, day after day.

Posted by: MTF at May 14, 2015 09:50 PM (FCsIb)

281 "And a million other things...."


Ol' El Diablo, hiding in the details.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:50 PM (+/L12)

282 Looks like LeBron and Co move on.

Ugh.

He will run for President if he brings Cleveland a title.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:51 PM (48QDY)

283 271>>
272>>

Trig is nothing more than algebra around a circle and algebra is just leaning what functions do and how to manipulate them.

Diff EQ is truly voodoo. The bane of my existence.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 14, 2015 09:51 PM (s0ICk)

284 There seems to be some evidence that he was a homosexual, i.e. "fanny bandit," so it may have been a boyfriend.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:44 PM (+/L12)

*****

Now see, this is how we know Meanie McMeanster Republicans came to vote for reducing funding for Amtrak. It's because they hate teh gheys! Q.E.D!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 09:51 PM (XrHO0)

285 280 Thanks to Ace for fighting these battles, day after day.

Posted by: MTF at May 14, 2015 09:50 PM (FCsIb)

Agreed

He should take the rest of the week off.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:51 PM (48QDY)

286 "Holy Crap, we wondered why Amtrack didn't have a speed control. Turns out they did, NOT TURNED ON. 8 people dead."

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

Would have thought they would need hard wired in. Doesn't do much good in stopping a speeder if needs turned on to operate.

Posted by: OTB at May 14, 2015 09:52 PM (ShdUd)

287 "Geometry was easiest for me."

I thought geometry was pretty easy too. Angles and degrees.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:52 PM (+/L12)

288 He doesn't cover politics like I don't suck Obama's cock.

Posted by: Sean Murrary at May 14, 2015 09:52 PM (ttJ2z)

289
Geometry was easiest for me.

Some people say they don't get it. ????


Geometry is more difficult than Trig.

Geometry and algebra are the two tricky hard ones. Once you get those two (which is not easy) trig is a walk in the park in comparison.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 09:52 PM (MDgS8)

290 Trig Warning... Trig is all about the python theery.

Posted by: The Chicken at May 14, 2015 09:52 PM (PStb8)

291 iI'll show you a python theory.

Posted by: Michael Fassbender at May 14, 2015 09:54 PM (ttJ2z)

292 Trig is nothing more than algebra around a circle and algebra is just leaning what functions do and how to manipulate them.

Diff EQ is truly voodoo. The bane of my existence.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 14, 2015 09:51 PM (s0ICk)

That was the context of me figuring it out. Not that I'm an expert.

Was checking the loft on a putter with a laser. Had to compute the height of the reflection depending on the distance from the wall.

Looked at my engineer friend and said this is trig, huh. He nodded.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:55 PM (48QDY)

293 "algebra is just leaning what functions do and how to manipulate them."


I never did understand the functions extremely well. Good enough to pass, but, just.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:55 PM (+/L12)

294 Trig is based on the slope-intercept equation from alegbra but it's specialized to where the y-intercept is always 0.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 09:55 PM (MDgS8)

295 "Trig is all about the python theery."


Close.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:56 PM (+/L12)

296 Andy Sullivan is an expert on Trig.

Posted by: Palin Pregnancy Troofer at May 14, 2015 09:56 PM (wjzWP)

297 I liked geometry. Trig I was not good at. Coincidental, the same time as trig I discovered Female Orifices.

That may have contributed to my trig problems.

Posted by: OG Celtic-American, Humble Worker In Darwin's Fields at May 14, 2015 09:56 PM (Y2eQR)

298 And I don't have to use either one in my daily life so I've forgotten a lot of what I did know.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 09:57 PM (+/L12)

299 Female Orifices are a much better course of study!

Posted by: OTB at May 14, 2015 09:58 PM (ShdUd)

300 I had a friend who was a genius at math, but he did it all in his head and could not for the life of him, put all his work on the test paper. He said that he could see the answer in his mind, but not all the steps. I can't imagine how he would manage with common core.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 14, 2015 09:58 PM (KlVdw)

301 Trig is a trigger word. and trigger is a trigger word it rhymes with....I can't say it but it is a word that rappers are allowed to say and rhyme with bigger and figure etc.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 09:59 PM (lX87U)

302 Geometry is more difficult than Trig.

Geometry and algebra are the two tricky hard ones. Once you get those two (which is not easy) trig is a walk in the park in comparison.
Posted by: eleven


Ok, mebbe I lived in RetardVille and went to Retard High, but that couldn't be further than what I experienced.

And our Geometry teach thought he was a standup comic to boot.

Teach: "Ok, class, an acute angle is what again, is what?

Class: ...

Teach: It's acuuuuute - it's a cute angle, right?

Class: ...

Teach: So, so, so it's cute you wanna pinch it's cheeks like this - right, right?

Class: ...

Teach: Ok then, moving on...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2015 09:59 PM (uctT+)

303 Trig is a good boy.

Posted by: Sarah P at May 14, 2015 09:59 PM (PStb8)

304
Diff EQ is truly voodoo. The bane of my existence.

Dude....that's calculus. We're talking pre-calculus.

Differential equations are pretty hard even for calculus.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:00 PM (MDgS8)

305 "and trigger is a trigger word it rhymes with"


Digger......?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:01 PM (+/L12)

306 "Earthquake" on TCM. Never seen.


I'm guessing one of the earlier 70's disaster flicks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:03 PM (+/L12)

307 Sorry, I'm not available to read this post, as I have tuned out, completely, to anything smacking of reasoning with or trying to understand these DemoKKKrat pigs! If you leave the time, date, and 8-digit grid-coordinate the long overdue American Civil War will begin at, it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks, and Death to the Left.........*beeeeeeeeep*

Posted by: My Answering Machine at May 14, 2015 10:03 PM (2mJMN)

308 I used to know stuff in high school. Liked learning stuff. Then I graduated and had to go to work. Never used any of the stuff I learned in school ever again.

Posted by: Allan Keylester at May 14, 2015 10:04 PM (jTCMT)

309 I had a friend who was a genius at math, but he did it all in his head and could not for the life of him, put all his work on the test paper. He said that he could see the answer in his mind, but not all the steps. I can't imagine how he would manage with common core.
Posted by: Darth Randall at May 14, 2015 09:58 PM (KlVdw)

*****
This is my issue, if you want to call it that, as well. I do it all in my head. It made it very difficult to help my daughter with homework. Common Core would have killed me, and needs to be killed with fire and extreme prejudice. Thankfully daughter is in College and barely escaped this fustercluck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 10:05 PM (3F6F8)

310 * wanders in, reads: *

"Female Orifices are a much better course of study!"

Okay, then!

* wanders out, waiting for ONT *

Posted by: mindful webworker - where's the corkscrew? at May 14, 2015 10:06 PM (ACs58)

311 300 I had a friend who was a genius at math, but he did it all in his head and could not for the life of him, put all his work on the test paper. He said that he could see the answer in his mind, but not all the steps. I can't imagine how he would manage with common core.
Posted by: Darth Randall at May 14, 2015 09:58 PM (KlVdw)

Sounds like he's the author of CC.

There is no wrong answer, right?

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:06 PM (22p2g)

312 Here's a solution: GPS. Everyone has the app on their phone, and it can monitor position and speed. Process that by rail speed limit at location and sounding alerts should be simple.
Posted by: Pappy
----------------

Odd, how we got along without that for 175 years or so.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:08 PM (n6Nt0)

313 Golfboy just asked what we talk about at the HQ.

Told him we started with devious midget Greek and are now on Diff EQ's.

He said Diff EQ's are tough.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:09 PM (22p2g)

314 Just took a look at the LGF GoFundMe drive. A whopping $2,358.00 raised in 8 days.

Chuckles, ya shoulda hung with those who will donate their own money instead of appropriating it from others to give.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 10:10 PM (3F6F8)

315 I just watched Interstellar again, on BluRay, having seen it when it was in the theater, and it is more enjoyable the second time around. Maybe I just got used to Matthew McConaughey's mumbling delivery.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 14, 2015 10:10 PM (rwI+c)

316
Only about 2:30 left in the Rockets season.

This could get fugly.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:11 PM (MDgS8)

317 Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:09 PM (22p2g

Sneaky.

Posted by: Infidel at May 14, 2015 10:11 PM (6MfrF)

318 "Odd, how we got along without that for 175 years or so."


Ya know, I don't use it myself. I like to know (or find by common sense) my way.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:11 PM (+/L12)

319 Hey AllenG, MPPPP, and wittle ol me have GoFundMe pages to support our writing delusions...


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 10:14 PM (68qdQ)

320 "Earthquake" on TCM. Never seen. I'm guessing one of the earlier 70's disaster flicks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:03 PM

Saw it in SENSURROUND! back in the day. You should enjoy it if you've never seen it. It does suffer from disaster-itis, in that there's a lot of yak-yak-yak (character development... yawn, get to the mayhem)... but there's a lot of cheesy '70's goodness going on, even during the padding. The actual quake bits are a combo of cool and laughable. Watch for the falling elevator blood spatter scene!

Posted by: otho at May 14, 2015 10:16 PM (tBSrv)

321
I want to know more about Reyna.

Is she hot? Or what?

Does she look like Charlize Theron? She does right?

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:16 PM (MDgS8)

322
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMLiqEqMQyQ

Maet will rock us

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:16 PM (qry2M)

323 I'm guessing one of the really bad earlier 70's disaster flicks.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
------------------

Yes..., yes it is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:17 PM (n6Nt0)

324
Earthquake = Young Victoria Principal.

With a 70's whitefro.

And Charlton Heston.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:18 PM (MDgS8)

325 Earthquake was the *first* disaster movie IIRC.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:19 PM (MDgS8)

326 Earthquake the perfect double bill when paired with 'The Towering Inferno'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:19 PM (n6Nt0)

327
I recall that.

Daym Bounce

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:20 PM (qry2M)

328
They literally have entire divisions devoted to this shit, it never happens accidentally.

That's the funny part. They don't just do shit spontaneously. They act like it, but it's all planned and gone over in depth, massively insane depth.

They knew what he would be doing.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller at May 14, 2015 10:20 PM (APXIm)

329 Heh. Looks like both Earthquake and Towering Inferno were '74

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:21 PM (n6Nt0)

330 Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 09:49 PM (48QDY)

Geometry did not come easy to me in school.

When I worked as a carpenter in college and was building stairs, it all just kind of clicked one day.

Now I think it's really easy.

So I don't know. I think it depends on how you learn.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 10:21 PM (AkOaV)

331 300>> I have to write EVERY step down when I do math. If I try to do it any other way I'll screw it up. Well, more often than I do anyway. and I have to draw a picture when I set up the equations.

I do enjoy it even though I have to trabajo como a burro at it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead on a new tablet at May 14, 2015 10:22 PM (2GmpD)

332 Poseidon Adventure would make it a trifecta.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:22 PM (n6Nt0)

333
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TPYmeSqLjc

not if you are a boy from New York City

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:23 PM (qry2M)

334 Mike Hammer so would Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Gaylord in one spot.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 10:23 PM (68qdQ)

335 Daily Mail reporting Marco Rubio based his PAC out of his Miami home and made the Republican Party pay for new flooring

Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 14, 2015 10:23 PM (zOTsN)

336 Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 10:21 PM (AkOaV)

Geometry remains easy for me. Of course I use some form of it about everyday.

It all depends on the teacher.

Life is a pretty good one if you'll pay attention.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:25 PM (48QDY)

337 If you never have, it it is interesting to look at Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. Not one person in 10,000 ever bothers to do that. They just accept it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:25 PM (n6Nt0)

338 it it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:26 PM (n6Nt0)

339 Earthquake was the *first* disaster movie IIRC.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:19 PM

Earthquake was mid 70's. I think The Poseidon Adventure was the first blockbuster disaster movie, in the way we view it today (70's disaster movies). Though Airport was earlier, I think... but it wasn't much of a disaster... so.... However disaster flicks are much older. There was "The Rains Came" and "San Francisco" just to name 2, from much earlier.

Posted by: otho at May 14, 2015 10:26 PM (tBSrv)

340 Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 14, 2015 10:23 PM (zOTsN)

Shocker.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:26 PM (48QDY)

341
Willy Krystal,
billy cristol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwIYSofgpY0

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:26 PM (qry2M)

342 ABC repeatedly promised...and broke that promise every chance they got.

Hey, it's just sex. No, honestly- there is sex involved.

Posted by: ABC News at May 14, 2015 10:26 PM (FcR7P)

343
342 ABC repeatedly promised...and broke that promise every chance they got.

Hey, it's just sex. No, honestly- there is sex involved.
Posted by: ABC News at May 14, 2015 10:26 PM (FcR7P)

A+

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:27 PM (qry2M)

344 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:25 PM (n6Nt0)

Will do for sure Hammer.

Mentioned it at work about a month ago in front of 3 college graduates. Deer in headlights. I was shocked.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:28 PM (48QDY)

345 322
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMLiqEqMQyQ

Maet will rock us
Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:16 PM (qry2M

Like a f*cking hurricane?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, at May 14, 2015 10:29 PM (mEQNW)

346
Earthquake was mid 70's. I think The Poseidon Adventure was the first blockbuster disaster movie, in the way we view it today (70's disaster movies). Though Airport was earlier, I think... but it wasn't much of a disaster... so.... However disaster flicks are much older. There was "The Rains Came" and "San Francisco" just to name 2, from much earlier.

Oh....yes...you're absolutely right . I totally forgot about Airport.

I think "epic disaster with a bunch of major actors" is my definition of the true disaster movie.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:29 PM (MDgS8)

347 Boy. We have blown up rule number whatever.

No math.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:29 PM (48QDY)

348
ONT shakes?
Yeah I got 'em
brrrr
It rained here.
brrr

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:29 PM (qry2M)

349 Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 14, 2015 10:23 PM (zOTsN)

of course he did.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 10:30 PM (AkOaV)

350 Golfman : http://tinyurl.com/q6ynyrq

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:30 PM (n6Nt0)

351 I promise no more math. I didn't start it.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:32 PM (MDgS8)

352 You choked me one too many times...

Posted by: Poultrygeist at May 14, 2015 10:32 PM (MYPM9)

353 Boy. We have blown up rule number whatever.

No math.
Posted by: Golfman


Rule No. f(x) = PDQ - ELO^PaulAnka

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2015 10:32 PM (uctT+)

354 " I totally forgot about Airport."


Watched that just the other day. TCM again. It must be a theme they have this month.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:32 PM (+/L12)

355 Boy. We have blown up rule number whatever.

No math.
Posted by: Golfman
-----------------

Well..., that's the beauty of the Euclid proof...., there's no math involved.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:33 PM (n6Nt0)

356
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAYeN3Rp2E

math, or timekeeping or something to do with it

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:33 PM (qry2M)

357 "Tremors" was on SciFi but I've seen it a thousand times and love it. Thought I'd do something different.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:34 PM (+/L12)

358 I think "epic disaster with a bunch of major actors" is my definition of the true disaster movie.
Posted by: eleven

Ocean's 13?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at May 14, 2015 10:34 PM (MYPM9)

359 Daily Mail reporting Marco Rubio based his PAC out of his Miami home and made the Republican Party pay for new flooring
Posted by: ThunderB, Overly Provocative at May 14, 2015 10:23 PM

That doesn't sound right. I'll give the Daily Mail credit, they often report news here better than our leftist media but I'm thinking they don't understand this bit on US politics.

The candidate and the Rep Party can't be running a PAC, pure and simple. Rubio isn't that stupid.

Posted by: Farmer at May 14, 2015 10:35 PM (o/90i)

360
Rule No. f(x) = PDQ - ELO^PaulAnka

Is PaulAnka a rational number? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:35 PM (MDgS8)

361 I haven't been the same since seeing Shelly Winter's bare thighs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:35 PM (n6Nt0)

362 Big wreck here in Peon country this afternoon, and it could have been me, but I got out of the way. I'm on my way to town about 5:30 PM, local time, and I'm no more than half a mile into the trip on the gravel grid road, when I see an older Dodge pickup come over the crest of the hill towards me, about a quarter mile ahead. He's really moving fast, and right smack down the middle of the road. I slowed down, and moved over as far to the right as I thought safe to do, and the driver of the Dodge, to his credit, also swerved a bit to his right, and missed my rig by several yards, fortunately. But I think that's when he lost it. As I watched in my rear-view mirror, I saw the Dodge fishtail from one shoulder to the other, twice, then it got right sideways, and hit the ditch on the south side of the road, and over it went. All accompanied by a huge cloud of dust, of course.


I thought I recognized the truck as one belonging to my nearest neighbor, and often driven by his young son, so I thought, "Holy shit, young N---- has just rolled his truck!" I threw my Suburban into reverse, and backed about a quarter mile to the site of the wreck, fearing the worst. I came abreast of the wreck, stopped the 'burb, and turned on the 4-ways. Got out of the truck, and went down into the ditch, and got on my knees next to the overturned Dodge. The rear wheels were still spinning merrily away, although the engine had quit. Looking through the passenger-side window glass, I saw a leg and a foot in a boot, and the leg was moving. Couldn't see the guy's face or upper body at all. The cab was crushed right down to the window sill on the driver's side. Still thinking it was the neighbor kid, I hollered, "N---- are you all right?" The occupant replied, "I'm OK, but I'm stuck in here. My other foot's caught up in the steering wheel. I said, "If you're OK, just hang on, I'll call your Dad, and we'll get a chain and right the truck and get you out of there." But I couldn't get service on my cell phone. Dead spot, out of sight of the tower. So I said, "just hang tough, I'll go get him, It's only 2 minutes away." As I climbed back up out of the ditch, a small car pulled up, driven by a young guy about 20. Still thinking it was N---- in the wreck, because he hadn't corrected me, I told the driver of the car who would have been one of his school buddies, "N---- has rolled his truck. He's OK, but he's stuck in there. Cell doesn't work, so I'm going to fetch his Dad, You wait there with him, please." Then I took off. I get to his folks' place, and said, "N---- just rolled his Dodge truck down on the township road." His Dad says, "But his truck is here in the yard. Sure enough, it was. Kid was out, alright, but driving his old Caddie. Anyway, me and the neighbor grab a tow strap from another truck in my yard, and head back down to the wreck site. While I was driving, neighbor was putting in a call to 9-1-1. We get there, no more than 5 minutes had passed, and there's nobody there. Driver had managed to get out, and had apparently been driven away by the guy in the car.


By then the fire department had shown up, and the RCMP, and it was quite a scene. As an eyewitness to the wreck, I had to give a statement. As all this is going on, N---- pulls up in his Caddie, and says, "Damn, which of you guys rolled my truck into the ditch?" The resemblance between the two trucks is uncanny. We now know who the wreck belongs to, and he had been in the bar most of the afternoon. Guy has had more than one prior drunk-driving conviction. I saw no evidence of booze when I spoke to the driver at the wreck site, and I never even saw his face, so if it ever goes to court I cannot say that I know who was driving, other than I misidentified him for somebody else. I have no reason to try to keep the assclown out of jail, because he very easily could have killed me if he had zigged instead of zagged on the road when we met. But neither am I going to lie to put his ass in jail.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 10:35 PM (LKDfc)

363
Ocean's 13?

ICWYDT.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:36 PM (MDgS8)

364
Boin'n

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g42Xg-mAkGg

nasty weather

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:36 PM (qry2M)

365 I am old enough to remember when there was no ABC News.

Maybe that will become fashionable again.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 10:37 PM (V70Uh)

366 "Ocean's 13?"

Speakin' of math, that kinda adds up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:37 PM (+/L12)

367 "Posted by: Ira Weatheral, man of few words at May 14, 2015 10:29 PM (qry2M)"

For a "man of few words" You are getting awful mouthy there fella!


Posted by: Luap Nor, anti social SoCon at May 14, 2015 10:38 PM (QLqUE)

368 Oh....yes...you're absolutely right . I totally forgot about Airport.I think "epic disaster with a bunch of major actors" is my definition of the true disaster movie.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:29 PM

Yeah, Airport is an odd one, though. It set the pattern for 70's disaster flicks ... big name cast and whatnot, but, not much actually happens. There';s only a body count of what? 2 people? And they land the plane safely. A case can be made for "Krakatoa East of Java" having set the trend. Not quite the hit or the cast list, though it is in the big names zone... but, it really showed the way for chessy 70's disaster epics.

Posted by: otho at May 14, 2015 10:38 PM (tBSrv)

369 13 turds divided into a turd = ?

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:38 PM (MDgS8)

370 Alberta - Timing is everything.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:38 PM (n6Nt0)

371 "Tremors" was on SciFi but I've seen it a thousand times and love it. Thought I'd do something different.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Half the fun is seeing Michael Gross, a leftist, play a hyper, cartoon-like gun-nut.

Best line:

[Monster slams into a concrete retaining wall]

Earl Bassett: Stupid son-of-a-bitch, knocked itself cold!

Valentine McKee: Cold, my ass, he's dead! We killed it. We killed it! *FUUUUCCK YOOOOOOOOOO!*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 14, 2015 10:38 PM (uctT+)

372 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:30 PM (n6Nt0)

Now I remember where the A B C squared comes from.

Funny that carpenters that didn't graduate high school know a2+b2=c2.

Posted by: Golfman at May 14, 2015 10:39 PM (48QDY)

373 AOP, that's a story.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:41 PM (+/L12)

374 ABC's equivalent of I promise not to spunk in your mouth!

Posted by: hadoop at May 14, 2015 10:42 PM (xaBb4)

375 Golfman - Yes. Properly stated, it is: "The square on the side of the hypotenuse is equal to sum of the squares on the other two sides."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:42 PM (n6Nt0)

376 Stephanopolous is a hack and ABC News is now shown to be a hack-monger.

Posted by: theBuckWheat at May 14, 2015 10:42 PM (nmcha)

377 I love MPPPP's story of when Irwin Allen was doing "Lost in Space"
I love June Lockhart's line: :Who do I have to fuck to get off of this show?"


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 10:43 PM (V70Uh)

378 "
Half the fun is seeing Michael Gross, a leftist, play a hyper, cartoon-like gun-nut.



Best line:



[Monster slams into a concrete retaining wall]



Earl Bassett: Stupid son-of-a-bitch, knocked itself cold!



Valentine McKee: Cold, my ass, he's dead! We killed it. We killed it! *FUUUUCCK YOOOOOOOOOO!*"



Heh. He does play up the right-wing gun nut bit.


Fun, fun movie.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:43 PM (+/L12)

379
Accuracy counts in the world that accepts integrity.

true fact!


Posted by: Ira Weatheral, aspiring mute at May 14, 2015 10:44 PM (qry2M)

380
I love MPPPP's story of when Irwin Allen was doing "Lost in Space"
I love June Lockhart's line: :Who do I have to fuck to get off of this show?"



I don't blame her. That was a truly awful show.

Posted by: eleven at May 14, 2015 10:45 PM (MDgS8)

381 Is he really a leftist? Just cause he played one on that old show with Meridith Baxter and Michael J. Fox?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 14, 2015 10:45 PM (V70Uh)

382 AOP, that's a story.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:41 PM (+/L12)


Kind of a wall of text, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 10:47 PM (LKDfc)

383 Michael gross is a big lefty; he was a pretty good actor; he played a sleazevall perving on Markie Post (can't blame him she was, is fine) on Night Court.

Posted by: Thomasone at May 14, 2015 10:47 PM (lX87U)

384 Kind of a wall of text, eh?
Posted by: Alberta
----------------

Hell, Weirddave has used more space than that just to tell a joke.

Dude was *damned* lucky there was no fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:49 PM (n6Nt0)

385 "Not Reporting Any News" seems misleading in the fact that it is accurate.

Having not read earlier critiques of this particular portion of the Headline, I'm quite sure that this has been addressed.

...*whoops*

Now I "Get It".

ABC promised "an opinion writer", then folded the partisan jackass amongst the "straight news".

I suppose following in A.P.'s footsteps seems "a good deal" to the uninitiated.

I guess I'll get used to "conservative" commentary from Bill O'Reilly while I'm at it.

Perhaps I should just present my balls for One Overton Window's "Initiation".

After said 'initiation', I can then carry about my mattress with something that resembles 'pride'!

...in the simple knowledge that facts aren't required in Today's World. "Due Process" is a thing of a bygone era of patriarchy and testosterone.

This-Is-What-Democracy-Looks-Like! /S


-It is a good thing that I'm a God-Fearing individual. I pray for the individuals caught-up in the Secondary-Education Brain-Washing Machine.

Putting holes in them draws me right back to the Confessional.

...Forgive me, Dear Lord. I ventilated seven idiots before noon.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 10:50 PM (OQ9R7)

386 "Is he really a leftist?"

I've had that impression and it wasn't just the "Family Ties" stuff. He's also a big railroad enthusiast/collector.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:50 PM (+/L12)

387 George and Bill. They did everything together.

https://tinyurl.com/oyhu6bd

Even shagging the young girls.

Just ask Kattie.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 14, 2015 10:50 PM (BZAd3)

388
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq-ZmjUYEqs

intro to ONT! ONT! ONT!
ha HAA!

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, aspiring mute at May 14, 2015 10:51 PM (qry2M)

389 "Kind of a wall of text, eh?"


Yeah, no thing. You tell an episode pretty good.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:51 PM (+/L12)

390 Now, slap on the other hand.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:52 PM (+/L12)

391 Hey Hollywood, care to remake Earthquake or Towering Inferno??? To go with the Poseidon Adventure reboot? Hey why not redo Deep Rising while at it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 10:53 PM (68qdQ)

392 I'm simply beyond capacity where "beer" is involved.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 10:54 PM (OQ9R7)

393
Me on track to Columbia , Harvard, no need to derail me.

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, aspiring mute at May 14, 2015 10:54 PM (qry2M)

394 I'm simply beyond capacity where "beer" is involved.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 10:54 PM (OQ9R7)

****

I do not understand those words in that order.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 10:55 PM (XrHO0)

395 "Hey Hollywood, care to remake Earthquake or Towering Inferno??? To go with the Poseidon Adventure reboot?"



Oh God, Anna, don't give them any ideas.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:56 PM (+/L12)

396 -And I have no idea why I put "beer" in quotes.

...Time to retire before I disparage your baseball team.

*hic*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 10:56 PM (OQ9R7)

397 Alberta - Kicked the tires on one of these today. Okay, actually I just walked around it and snapped some photos. Alfa 4C Coupe. Lotta $ for 1750cc engine.

http://tinyurl.com/qxlx3bh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:56 PM (n6Nt0)

398 "I do not understand those words in that order."


Drunk. One word.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:57 PM (+/L12)

399 Hush... http://tinyurl.com/lqj5e6b

Posted by: Deep Purple at May 14, 2015 10:57 PM (PStb8)

400
shhh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGDGkC-_EPE

Posted by: Ira Weatheral, aspiring mute at May 14, 2015 10:59 PM (qry2M)

401 "Okay, actually I just walked around it and snapped some photos. Alfa 4C Coupe."


No. Shit.


Clarkson raved about it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:59 PM (+/L12)

402 Ricardo look what they are doing to Supergirl or the JEM and the Holograms movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 10:59 PM (68qdQ)

403 Dude was *damned* lucky there was no fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:49 PM (n6Nt0)


Truck is a Diesel, if I remember right. Seen it parked behind the bar in town often enough. Had there been a fire, I guess I would have made more of an effort to rescue the driver. Smashed out the passenger window with a hammer; I could have done that. I was so convinced that it was the neighbor kid, who I would expect to meet on that road, that I figured his Dad was the best and closest source of help. And the guy never corrected me on my calling him "N----". And he never saw my face, nor I his. That cab was some squashed. Good thing there was no water in the ditch. None at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 10:59 PM (LKDfc)

404 Clarkson raved about it.
Posted by: Ricardo
---------------

Hit wuz rite purty.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 11:00 PM (n6Nt0)

405
Alberta - Kicked the tires on one of these today. Okay, actually I just
walked around it and snapped some photos. Alfa 4C Coupe. Lotta $ for
1750cc engine.



http://tinyurl.com/qxlx3bh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:56 PM (n6Nt0)


Mmmm! Pretty car. I got to drive an Alfa Romeo Montreal once. Fun car, DOHC V8 in it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 11:01 PM (LKDfc)

406 "Hit wuz rite purty."


ISWYDT.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 11:02 PM (+/L12)

407 Hey Hollywood, care to remake Earthquake or Towering Inferno??? To go with the Poseidon Adventure reboot?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 10:53 PM

With giant transforming robots and break dancing monkeys? Also, CGI everything. And make sure that fat chick gets a lead role. The kids dig that fat chick that falls down, right? I shoulda been a movie producer.

Posted by: otho at May 14, 2015 11:02 PM (tBSrv)

408 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 10:35 PM (LKDfc)

Jesus! Well that'll get your blood pumping!

But yeah, if you didn't smell booze or see anything, I wouldn't try to get the guy fucked.

Hopefully that was a wake up call for him if he really was driving drunk.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 11:03 PM (AkOaV)

409 Who would name their kid N-----?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 14, 2015 11:03 PM (NeFrd)

410 Drunk. One word.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 10:57 PM (+/L12)

*****

That was clear from his earlier post. It's all them other words for it that kinda confused me.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 11:03 PM (3F6F8)

411 Kind of a wall of text, eh?

Posted by: Alberta

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



Hell, Weirddave has used more space than that just to tell a joke.



Dude was *damned* lucky there was no fire.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 10:49 PM (n6Nt0)



I may not cheer for his hockey team, but I will stand in Weirddave's defense.

Posted by: Vendette at May 14, 2015 11:04 PM (TEpA2)

412 "Ricardo look what they are doing to Supergirl or the JEM and the Holograms movie."

Anna, sorry, don't know those. My comment was just in general to today's generally gutless, talentless Hollywood who can't do anything but try to take an old franchise and pump it for a few dollars more.


*Heh*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 11:04 PM (+/L12)

413 DOHC V8 in it.
Posted by: Alberta
----------------------

I'm a big fan of torque.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 11:04 PM (n6Nt0)

414 G'night, Arvybundiez!

*hic*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 11:04 PM (OQ9R7)

415 First you complained that liberals don't give ant money to charity, like when John Kerry's tax return showed he only gave less than 1% to charity. And now you're complaining that Stepanopoulos gave $50,000 to charity.

Make up your minds, people.

Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:05 PM (+jijM)

416 I may not cheer for his hockey team, but I will stand in Weirddave's defense.
Posted by: Vendette
-----------------------------

A prudent position to take..., I understand that he is armed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 11:06 PM (n6Nt0)

417
I hear real rain outside but weather.com has 0% chance of rain. What a useless website.

Posted by: Bruce J. at May 14, 2015 11:06 PM (iQIUe)

418 Great uplifting story at WZ.


Evening horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 11:06 PM (XAFOu)

419 -Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:05 PM (+jijM)

Seriously?

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 11:06 PM (OQ9R7)

420 A prudent position to take..., I understand that he is armed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 11:06 PM (n6Nt0)

You haven't met Gingy.

Posted by: Vendette at May 14, 2015 11:07 PM (TEpA2)

421 "*hic*"



Hey, we weren't through smacking you around.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 11:07 PM (+/L12)

422 Seriously?
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 11:06 PM (OQ9R7)

No. Needs a sarc tag.

Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:07 PM (+jijM)

423 Fine, you want math, I will give you math.
Q: What is the acceleration of 25 kg mass pushed by a 10 N force?
(N=Newton)

Posted by: Old Blue at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (9iR5/)

424 Make up your minds, people.
Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:05 PM (+jijM)

*****

Yeah, it has nothing to do with who moderates debates and reports on campaigns. It's simply an R vs. D thing.

At least read the posts before you bitch about the topic. Set a precedent here.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (XrHO0)

425 Well with the JEM movie, its basically a cookie-cutter plot with the JEM names put on it.

Unknown girl is discovered. Her and her band go big time with a major record label. Then the record label starts filling JEM's head with how she really does not need her band mates while totally remaking their image. And so on...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (68qdQ)

426 First you complained that liberals don't give ant
money to charity, like when John Kerry's tax return showed he only gave
less than 1% to charity. And now you're complaining that Stepanopoulos
gave $50,000 to charity.



Make up your minds, people.

Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:05 PM (+jijM)

I know you're just snarking, but if the Clinton Foundation is an actual charity, then I'm the prima ballerina at the Bolshoi.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (LKDfc)

427 Nood... but Not The ONT.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (OQ9R7)

428 awesome ONT up with great content

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (AkOaV)

429
412 "Ricardo look what they are doing to Supergirl or the JEM and the Holograms movie."

Anna, sorry, don't know those. My comment was just in general to today's generally gutless, talentless Hollywood who can't do anything but try to take an old franchise and pump it for a few dollars more.


*Heh*
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 14, 2015 11:04 PM (+/L12

Can't wait until the bastards F up 'Big Trouble in Little China.'

I will refuse to watch even a bootleg copy.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 14, 2015 11:08 PM (XAFOu)

430 "No. Needs a sarc tag."
-Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:07 PM (+jijM)

HAH! Roger that!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at May 14, 2015 11:09 PM (OQ9R7)

431 Fine, you want math, I will give you math.
Q: What is the acceleration of 25 kg mass pushed by a 10 N force?
(N=Newton)
Posted by: Old Blue
---------------

I know what a Newton is, but what the hell is a 'kg'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 11:09 PM (n6Nt0)

432 Corgis, we got a Diet ONT

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 14, 2015 11:09 PM (68qdQ)

433 No. Needs a sarc tag.
Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:07 PM (+jijM)

*****

Well, it would have been helpful if the author had thought to include one.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at May 14, 2015 11:10 PM (XrHO0)

434 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2015 11:09 PM (n6Nt0)

I believe its a measurement used to weigh cocaine, but I'm not certain.

Posted by: mynewhandle at May 14, 2015 11:10 PM (AkOaV)

435 kg=kilogram

Posted by: Old Blue at May 14, 2015 11:11 PM (9iR5/)

436 Fine, you want math, I will give you math.
Q: What is the acceleration of 25 kg mass pushed by a 10 N force?
(N=Newton)

a=0.4 g

Posted by: Fox2! at May 14, 2015 11:12 PM (qg2Qe)

437 a= 0.4 m/sec^2

Posted by: Fox2! at May 14, 2015 11:12 PM (qg2Qe)

438 Spend too much time under impeller drive.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 14, 2015 11:13 PM (qg2Qe)

439 First you complained that liberals don't give ant money to charity, like when John Kerry's tax return showed he only gave less than 1% to charity. And now you're complaining that Stepanopoulos gave $50,000 to charity.
Make up your minds, people.
Posted by: bergerbilder at May 14, 2015 11:05 PM

First of all it was 75,000. Secondly, the Clinton Foundation is not a "charity" they spend about 10% on charitable stuff. The rest is a slush find for the Clintons. Keep up w/ the news.

Posted by: Farmer at May 14, 2015 11:16 PM (o/90i)

440 no one cares but the logical and ethical people. for the low info voter, they think george speaks the moderate unbiased truth all the while he is spewing the party line and kissing the ass off his liberal advisors. he's a liberal plant. thing is theses guys get away with this crap. the libs are the most corrupt and dishonest.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at May 15, 2015 12:16 AM (2/oBD)

441 Seventy-five thousand dollars, not fifty.

Oh, a mere bagatelle, for a Corruptocrat like Staphlococcus.

/spit

Posted by: Beverly at May 15, 2015 03:29 AM (EOreg)

442 I can see an ABC news executive (or any other alphabet) coming out and saying "but you expected us to lie anyway, so what difference does it make now".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 15, 2015 04:36 AM (GpgJl)

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