June 29, 2012

Ersatz ONT [Ben]
— Open Blogger

CDR-M's Apple IIe finally crapped out tonight. So you're going to have to settle for this.*

No, Conservatives Did Not Win Anything In The Obamacare Decision

DrewM's write-up at his website made HotAir's Quotes of the Day.

What did Roberts get? Institutional respect for the Court from people who have no respect for the Courts unless they win? That’s not a prize one can count on to last long. If you think liberals we say, “we’ll let it slide next time we lose a 5-4 decision and promise to never again push the boundaries of the Commerce Clause because Roberts gave us ObamaCare” you’ve missed the last 80 or 90 years of liberalism and the courts. Maybe I missed something but the New Deal and Warren courts* were happy to overturn decades and decades of law and never felt the need to “throw a bone” to conservatives (or people who thought the words of the Constitution had some set meanings).

In fact, Roberts has actually lost something very important (if this theory is right)…he’s shown that with enough bullying and threats against the legitimacy of his Court, he’ll give in.

China's First Woman In Space Returns to Earth

Needless to say she hit three other cars in the parking lot when she landed the capsule.

Liu Yang, 33, completed the 13-day mission to the country's space station site along with commander and veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng, 45, and crew mate Liu Wang, 43.

New Dark Knight Rises Trailer Showcases Catwoman

[Go to the above link to watch the clip. The formatting of the embed is killing the blog]

I'll be honest. I'm a lot less excited than I was two or three months ago. I've lowered my expectations after Prometheus and the SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare.


A Lego Maker Is Holding a Contest That Lets You Decide A New Lego Theme

Personally, I like the DeLorean Time Machine theme, but feel free to go and vote for your favorite.



Uberhumor Is A Great Resource For Making ONTs

Seriously, I'm going to fill up most of this thread with pictures I've pilfered from there.








The Dummies Guide to Healthcare

[Update] Follow me on Twitter. I'm only 9,745 follows away from 10,000.

*I used that line on prom night

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1 Hey guys, don't put this all on Bush. He nominated Alito. That's a sharp mind if there ever was one.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:00 PM (csi6Y)

2 Okay, fess up. Who broke twitter?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:02 PM (piMMO)

3 That pic of the baby is great! Is he Irish?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:02 PM (piMMO)

4 >>Needless to say she hit three other cars in the parking lot when she landed the capsule. Oh hell, that deadpan is good.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:04 PM (csi6Y)

5 If Christopher Nolan kills off Batman (as is the hot rumor) it will ruin the entire trilogy for me.  I'm not looking forward to seeing this film at all.  Maybe blissful ignorance is best.  I'll just not see it.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:04 PM (MD6Co)

6 Oh, and WTF Texas?

http://tinyurl.com/7u3why4

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:05 PM (MD6Co)

7 Needless to say she hit three other cars in the parking lot when she landed the capsule.

Oh hell, that deadpan is good.


****

Yup! Definitely got a giggle.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:05 PM (piMMO)

8 Thanks for filling in, Ben.

Posted by: Mindy at June 29, 2012 05:05 PM (BxNPU)

9 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 10:04 PM (MD6Co) Well, it's definitely the end of his Batman. I predict retirement but Occam's Razor seems to slicing your way...

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:06 PM (csi6Y)

10 I trust Nolan, because he has proven time and again (Memento, Inception, Dark Knight) that he's smarter than me. Any adverse reaction to the trailers is simply a misunderstanding of his genius.

Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 05:06 PM (a0nis)

11 "I Know Why The Dark Knight Rises"

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2012 05:07 PM (FcR7P)

12 Needless to say she hit three other cars in the parking lot when she landed the capsule.

Now that there was worth a keyboard spray. Heh.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at June 29, 2012 05:08 PM (vbh31)

13 Oh, and WTF Texas?

http://tinyurl.com/7u3why4


****

You betcha!  They've drawn a causation between pole dancing and rape.


And, Darth Wyatt, is that you?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:09 PM (piMMO)

14 I don't think they'll explicitly kill Bats. Even though this has always been set as a trilogy, with Nolan and Bale done after this movie, I hardly think WB is done with the Caped Crusader. So expect a suitably enigmatic disappearance that leaves room for interpretation (which shall be provided based on box office gross).

Posted by: Shawn at June 29, 2012 05:09 PM (/lltO)

15 10 I trust Nolan, because he has proven time and again (Memento, Inception, Dark Knight) that he's smarter than me. Any adverse reaction to the trailers is simply a misunderstanding of his genius.




I trust him, too, but killing off Batman is a huge mistake, IMO.  Especially so early into Nolan's reboot story.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:09 PM (MD6Co)

16 And, Darth Wyatt, is that you?


Correct, it is I.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:09 PM (MD6Co)

17 Needless to say she hit three other cars in the parking lot when she landed the capsule.



My son was walking by as I was laughing at that.....he got a chuckle out of it too.

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 05:09 PM (X6akg)

18 Oh, and WTF Texas?

http://tinyurl.com/7u3why4
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 10:05 PM


That's not Texas.  It's Houston.

Posted by: huerfano at June 29, 2012 05:10 PM (bAGA/)

19 If your Batman rises for more than four hours, please consult a physician.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (sJTmU)

20 That's not Texas. It's Houston.




Heh. One of my Texas commenters said the same thing.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (MD6Co)

21 AMERICA: Bringing a gun to a swordfight since 1776. Oh, please.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (caAEA)

22 Can you imagine the docking sequence with the space station if she was driving?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (vbh31)

23 11 "I Know Why The Dark Knight Rises"



because of Anne Hathaway's PVC-encased cans?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (MD6Co)

24 I've been lurking about, but really all I have to say is that I have bought 4 bottles of wine in the last 24 hours and I have 1 left.

Posted by: spypeach at June 29, 2012 05:11 PM (9V/02)

25 >>>I trust Nolan, because he has proven time and again (Memento, Inception, Dark Knight) that he's smarter than me. Any adverse reaction to the trailers is simply a misunderstanding of his genius.

FYI, Nolan helped me come up with the Obamacare decision.

Posted by: John Roberts at June 29, 2012 05:12 PM (gJ5CI)

26

Praise God! Finally got some decent rain. One half inch with more on the way in a few hours. Could have done without the sixty-mile-per-hour winds but i am NOT complaining!!

 

3.5 inches rain since 18 March.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 29, 2012 05:12 PM (6PCta)

27 13 I don't think they'll explicitly kill Bats. Even though this has always been set as a trilogy, with Nolan and Bale done after this movie, I hardly think WB is done with the Caped Crusader. So expect a suitably enigmatic disappearance that leaves room for interpretation (which shall be provided based on box office gross). Posted by: Shawn at June 29, 2012 10:09 PM (/lltO) Dude, superhero franchises go through reboots, not sequels. The Nolan Batman exists in a separate universe from the Nipple-Suit Batman. The next take on Batman will be exactly the same. Ergo, Batman may very well buy the farm and the farms next to it.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:12 PM (csi6Y)

28 I think he's gonna kill of Batman. I trust Nolan but I don't trust his casting of women; Katie Holmes, Gylenwhatshername, and now Hathaway, I just don't see her as Catwoman. 

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 05:12 PM (ZhEoC)

29 Wyatt. I liked Memento, but i don't think it got rave reviews IIRC.

My pleasure Mindy.



Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 05:12 PM (VPxJg)

30 One half inch with more on the way in a few hours.



That's what she said.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:12 PM (MD6Co)

31 I got catnip, catwoman...

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 29, 2012 05:13 PM (6PCta)

32 I've been lurking about, but really all I have to say is that I have bought 4 bottles of wine in the last 24 hours and I have1 left. -------- Celebrating your freedom and independence as an American, are we? No?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 05:13 PM (caAEA)

33 29 Wyatt. I liked Memento, but i don't think it got rave reviews IIRC.



Hell, I liked Sucker Punch, and I may have been the one guy who did.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:13 PM (MD6Co)

34

I should have proofread.

 

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 29, 2012 05:14 PM (6PCta)

35 Bringing a gun to a swordfight sonce 1776. Except in the case of border patrol a agents, who are given bean bag shooters and are told to run and hide by DHS. Fuck them all

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at June 29, 2012 05:14 PM (FEkzo)

36 JDTay, I thought Inception was boring and unfocused. (Same with Batman Begins.)

But, yes, Memento was good. And Dark Knight was brilliant.

I am predicting that the third one will be like Prometheus. It will get 70-something on RottenTomatoes, and as the weeks go by it will be understood that the movie was a disappointment. The debate will be over whether it disappointed because it was a crappy movie or because it could not live up to its predecessors.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:14 PM (QTHTd)

37 The debate will be over whether it disappointed because it was a crappy movie or because it could not live up to its predecessors.




Proving once again that in most cases, the second film of a trilogy is the best.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:15 PM (MD6Co)

38 This is bullshit.  What did you do with the real ONT?

Posted by: Cicero at June 29, 2012 05:15 PM (6j180)

39 I *wanted* to like Sucker Punch, and I *wanted* to like John Carter too for that matter. Unfortunately they really were awful movies.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:16 PM (QTHTd)

40 I'm not looking forward to seeing this film at all.



Me either. Considering that Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon is mean to me personally that says a lot. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at June 29, 2012 05:16 PM (Gk3SS)

41 Hey, let's switch this lame Supreme Court decision with Folger's Coffee Crystal and see if Obama notices!

Posted by: Justice John Roberts, clever Constitutionalist at June 29, 2012 05:16 PM (sJTmU)

42 HeAr hear spypech I have started on beer and I am not supposed to drink at all. Waited till tonight and am going to od on chocolate cake and shocktop

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 05:17 PM (noqys)

43 Liberals: perpetual children. It's like a child threatening to throw a tantrum if they don't get the toy they want. When they get it, they tell their parents how much they love and respect them, until they see the new, and even better toy the next time. In the end, the parent will get no respect, and the child has complete control over the oblivious parent.

Posted by: josh at June 29, 2012 05:17 PM (u7JYI)

44 Unfortunately they really were awful movies.




The action scenes in SP were great.  The rest?  Drivel.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:17 PM (MD6Co)

45 I can't seem to get the code to not appear before the batman inbed. If I delete it, the video doesn't work. So just kinda ignore it, mkay?

Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 05:17 PM (VPxJg)

46 I dunno. I'm just not into all this doom and gloom. I really think what Roberts did is the best thing that could have happened. One of the main reasons why I think so is it has prevented the left from playing victim and ginning up the sympathy vote. Don't underestimate how powerful the sympathy vote can be when people perceive that someone has been treated unfairly or "partisanly." The Dems have to acknowledge they have been treated fairly here, while under the surface their power has been curtailed. As Jay Cost said, don't overreach, take opportunities where they present themselves. That's how you promote your ideology effectively over time. It's our job to fight for freedom. Roberts has shown he won't do it for us, but he has given us the tools to get it done easier. Just think, we can repeal this thing with 51 votes! We've got momentum going into the election, Obama has to defend this thing as a tax and more and more people are waking up to the damage this is doing to the economy. The states have it easier to rebel too with the Medicaid expansion ruling, which will make the thing even harder to implement. In short, this is a bloody mess that Roberts just made messier which is going to make it fall apart of its own weight. Think how much better it will be to have this boil removed the same way it came about, instead of removing it through the court. This way it won't have the stench of illegitimacy that breeds resentment that would hurt our cause. Yeah, in a perfectly just world it would be great if Obamacare was overturned and all the sudden people understood how good and true conservatism is. But in the real world, I think this decision gives us the best shot to change hearts and minds and begin the slow process of turning back big government. If we will use the tools Roberts has given us.

Posted by: Galadriel at June 29, 2012 05:17 PM (xG0vx)

47 @38 Yeah, and who is this Ersatz guy? Is he German?

Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 05:18 PM (a0nis)

48 Damn you Ben.....now I'll be on the Uberhumor page for hours!

Posted by: Tami at June 29, 2012 05:18 PM (X6akg)

49 I wonder if they'll ever do this Batman movie - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Cult

It might be best as a made-for-TV miniseries. Starz? Showtime?

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:18 PM (QTHTd)

50 Yeah, and who is this Ersatz guy? Is he German?




I was told there would not be a language requirement.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:18 PM (MD6Co)

51 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 05:19 PM (Xb3hu)

52 Learned my lesson on the Marix. First film was sooo good went down hill after that. neo crucified -WTF?.

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 05:19 PM (noqys)

53 Ersatz... sounds Austrian.

Posted by: SCoaMF at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (gJ5CI)

54 And, Darth Wyatt, is that you?


Correct, it is I.


****

I second guessed myself after the "fellow moron" comment over on Twitter.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (piMMO)

55 53 Ersatz... sounds Austrian.


No, it doesn't.  I should know, I speak fluent Austrian.

Posted by: Barry Soetero at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (MD6Co)

56 I loved Suckerpunch Wyatt!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (SB0V2)

57 @52 Of the sequels, I only saw a few bits of number two. What I remember clearly was orgasm cake. WTF?

Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 05:20 PM (a0nis)

58 If we will use the tools Roberts has given us.

Posted by: Galadriel at June 29, 2012 10:17 PM (xG0vx)



Roberts didn't give us a 'tool'.  Try another word; pick among several.


Cowardice isn't a strategy

Posted by: Don in the Donner Pass at June 29, 2012 05:21 PM (Dll6b)

59 26
Praise God! Finally got some decent rain. One half inch with more on the way in a few hours. Could have done without the sixty-mile-per-hour winds but i am NOT complaining!!

3.5 inches rain since 18 March.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at June 29, 2012 10:12 PM (6PCta)


Holy cow, where are you? (Wyatt and I are swimming in the near-90 percent humidity in PA. The time of the sweatening!)

Posted by: joncelli at June 29, 2012 05:21 PM (Rioqw)

60 56 I loved Suckerpunch Wyatt!


Kindred spirits. 

Posted by: Barry Soetero at June 29, 2012 05:21 PM (MD6Co)

61 Damned sock.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 05:21 PM (MD6Co)

62 Roberts didn't give us a 'tool'. Try another word; pick among several.

Some would involve barbs

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:21 PM (QTHTd)

63 "I Know Why The Dark Knight Rises" I know why my[b/] "Dark Knight" rises...

Posted by: Barack Obama's Secret Gay Boyfriend at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM (XYqoq)

64 @58 Roberts did give us a tool... named Roberts.

Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM (a0nis)

65 Ersatz... sounds Austrian.

****

Nah, it's Jewish

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM (piMMO)

66 It might be best as a made-for-TV miniseries. Starz? Showtime?

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 10:18 PM (QTHTd)


It looks like in the new film, based on the trailer, they are headed for martial law and a band of homicidal maniacs. I'm really interested(sort of terrified) to see were Nolan goes with this one. Catwoman sounded like a member of Occupy in the first trailer

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM (ZhEoC)

67 Galadriel you are full of shit. Obamacare will not ever be repealed. Get used to it. We are screwed. I will never trust government again. I dont care who wins they won't stop big government cause they are too greedy.

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM (noqys)

68 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 05:22 PM (JMmQ9)

69 ObamaCare will  be gone in a few months.  Seriously.

Posted by: The Mayans at June 29, 2012 05:23 PM (6j180)

70 Has anyone else been having problems with their XP p.c. after "upgrading" to the newest Firefox browser and the latest Flash Player? Maybe combined with the latest version of Avast antivirus?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 05:25 PM (nrW1y)

71 I hardly think WB is done with the Caped Crusader.


IIRC, they've already announced Ryan Reynolds will be the Bat in the reboot.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at June 29, 2012 05:25 PM (Gk3SS)

72 The good news is that under my plan, heart surgery is free!

Posted by: the chieftain in Apocalypto at June 29, 2012 05:25 PM (QTHTd)

73 Has anyone else been having problems with their XP p.c. after "upgrading" to the newest Firefox browser and the latest Flash Player?

My Commodore 64 works great.

Posted by: Cicero at June 29, 2012 05:26 PM (6j180)

74 Get a damn Mac andycauck and you won't have the problem

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 05:26 PM (noqys)

75 Backing into something here. Can a tax be implemented without properly defining it as a tax? How will it be defined in the tax code? If it isn't defined as a tax, how can it be enforced?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:27 PM (piMMO)

76 I have something for everyone. There's one born every minute!!  Step right up to the  Supreme Court game bench!

Posted by: Justice John Roberts, clever Constitutionalist at June 29, 2012 05:27 PM (sJTmU)

77 @72 You'd better be trolling me. Seriously, just end me now.

Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 05:27 PM (a0nis)

78 Can a tax be implemented without properly defining it as a tax?

Yes.  Check out the Good & Plenty Clause.

Posted by: Rep. John Conyers at June 29, 2012 05:28 PM (6j180)

79

Thanks for filling in, Ben.

I'm sure Ben is grateful for the properly placed comma.

Yo, Morons!

Posted by: fluffy at June 29, 2012 05:28 PM (4pSIn)

80 Seriously, just end me now.

Take a number.

Posted by: death panel at June 29, 2012 05:28 PM (QTHTd)

81 My dad has been home since Tuesday.Within 10 days or so he will need a surgery to remove his right Kidney.It's complicated because the mass has intruded into the Vena Cava and there is a blood clot present there.This is a radical dsurgery and dangerous,we consulted with the surgeon today.My dad needs to get medically cleared with a stress test,but his heart is good,he's in pretty good spirits.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 05:28 PM (Xb3hu)

82

I will never trust government again

 

 

Your first mistake was trusting me at all.

Posted by: Government at June 29, 2012 05:28 PM (S2DZh)

83 "Proving once again that in most cases, the second film of a trilogy is the best."

Matrix anyone?

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at June 29, 2012 05:29 PM (KCvsd)

84 Yikes, steevy. Good luck.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:29 PM (QTHTd)

85 Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 10:28 PM (Xb3hu)

Steevy, best of luck to your dad.

Posted by: joncelli at June 29, 2012 05:30 PM (Rioqw)

86

Thanks for filling in Ben.

 

No problem.

Which one is Ben?

 

 

Posted by: Don Lemon at June 29, 2012 05:30 PM (S2DZh)

87 Has anyone else been having problems with their XP p.c. after "upgrading" to the newest Firefox browser and the latest Flash Player? Maybe combined with the latest version of Avast antivirus?


****

Several morons, including myself, pretty much immediately reverted back to old FF. I did a system restore the same day I upgraded.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:30 PM (piMMO)

88 Blue Falcon, it's "most" that's key here: Star Wars "V", Godfather II, Aliens, Star Trek, Two Towers.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (QTHTd)

89 Who the he'll cares Biedermeier they will do it anyway.

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (noqys)

90

steevy

You  probably feel like you're being tested now.  This is hard to take, after losing you Mom last year.

Stay strong, I/m sure your Dad will pull through.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (sJTmU)

91 Did Roberts make a crack about going to Malta or was it a pundit?

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (Xb3hu)

92 Damn the beer is taking effect

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 05:31 PM (noqys)

93 steevy, you may be thinking of Holder going to Disney World

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:32 PM (QTHTd)

94

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 10:28 PM (Xb3hu)

 

Stay strong, buddy.  Best wishes and much  luck  to your old man. 

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 05:32 PM (S2DZh)

95 I have Win 7 and since latest Firefox upgrade Flash Player mostly doesn't work and I have to go to Chrome or IE. I tried removing RealPlayer and that got some things to work but none of the other fixes do squat.

Posted by: jeannebodine at June 29, 2012 05:32 PM (xI+jL)

96 91 We all get tested,but the last year plus has been tough for me.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 05:33 PM (Xb3hu)

97 God I hope Dark Knight Rises isn't a disappointment. I got bored during the Avengers when they ended up fighting the nameless, faceless aliens in New York. No dramatic tension whatsoever. The fact that 100,000s of innocent people should be getting blown the fuck up in this battle gets glossed over. Prometheus pisses me off the more I think about it.

 I hate the fact that they are rebooting the DK series after this one to lead into a Justice League movie like the Avengers. Batman should be like James Bond. Put enough effort into a movie every 4 years or so and the series can go on forever. Not all of the Bond movies are great but are still of high quality. But NO, DC thinks (incorrectly) that they'll make more money if we see Batman hanging out with Green Lantern and Aquaman (aka Semen). The next Batmen will probably be a 17 year old angsty shithead to bring in the Twilight crowd.    

Posted by: Sean at June 29, 2012 05:33 PM (E0rp6)

98 Matrix anyone?

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at June 29, 2012 10:29 PM (KCvsd)


After the first one they took it in a completely stupid direction, they had no clue how to end it.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 05:33 PM (ZhEoC)

99 Steevy. I wish your father the very best. I hope he passes the tests and is able to get into surgery asap.

Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 05:34 PM (VPxJg)

100 Lulz @ Drudge right now. One article is about Alec Baldwin yelling at another female smaller than him. The next article is about those chimps who attacked the student.

By themselves, they're not funny. But in juxtaposition . . .

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:34 PM (QTHTd)

101

We all get tested

 

Not me.  I just tell the bitches I did and everything was cool.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at June 29, 2012 05:34 PM (S2DZh)

102 The good news is that under my plan, heart surgery is free!


***

You, too?!

Posted by: Mola Ram at June 29, 2012 05:35 PM (piMMO)

103 96 I have Win 7 and since latest Firefox upgrade Flash Player mostly doesn't work and I have to go to Chrome or IE. I tried removing RealPlayer and that got some things to work but none of the other fixes do squat. Posted by: jeannebodine at June 29, 2012 10:32 PM (xI+jL) Tried updating Flash Player? Also, if you have a 64-bit version of Win 7 IE 64 bit is nice. IE 32 bit is epic suck.

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 05:35 PM (mO2XR)

104 Galadriel you are full of shit. Obamacare will not ever be repealed. Get used to it. We are screwed. I will never trust government again. I dont care who wins they won't stop big government cause they are too greedy. Posted by: San Antonio rose When did we ever trust the government? That was our problem starting 100+ years ago. Can't change much in a year or two. But change can come if we are involved... every day, every year, every office. Isn't that what the progressives have done?

Posted by: macintx at June 29, 2012 05:36 PM (ucs8Y)

105 Who the he'll cares Biedermeier they will do it anyway.


*****

I'm interpreting that apostrophe as a burp.

Posted by: Mola Ram at June 29, 2012 05:36 PM (piMMO)

106 Ersatz - the Obama administration.

Its like coffee made from floor sweeping and tree bark.  Not quite the real thing.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 05:36 PM (IViAO)

107 "The next Batmen will probably be a 17 year old angsty shithead to bring in the Twilight crowd." I wouldn't mind a Batman Beyond movie...

Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 05:36 PM (a0nis)

108 He said it,here's the quote.Someone asked him if he was going to Disney World. Roberts responded that he was going to teach law in the small island nation of Malta, but decided to spruce the information up a bit with a wry joke: “Malta, as you know, is an impregnable island fortress. It seemed like a good idea,” Roberts quipped, according to the Associated Press. The remark drew laughter from the 300-odd judges and attorneys in attendance at the conference, held about an hour south of Pittsburgh. Roberts was only indirectly asked about the court’s monumental ruling Thursday, and in those instances deferred comment. But Roberts did say he wasn‘t bothered that he couldn’t respond to critics of the court’s decisions.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 05:37 PM (Xb3hu)

109 Yeah, just like CDR M's crapple product, San An Rose. And my TRS-80 is in the basement so I don't feel like walking down there to use it, Cicero.

I probably will do the system restore too but my other p.c. went right down the tubes after using IE 9 (I think or maybe and not when I was using the FF.

Just to be safe I'm virus checking in safe mode right now although I doubt it's that.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 05:37 PM (nrW1y)

110 Did it get really WIDE in here?

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 05:37 PM (qqlqB)

111 How does it feel to be a slave? Do the chains fit nice and snug? Are they too tight? I'm sure you'll get used to them. Does it make you angry to be shackled like this? Are you even now plotting your escape? Look around you. We are all shacked and enslaved, won't you agree? Every man, woman and child in America is so enslaved. My child is in chains, along with your child. How will you set them free? Look around you. Look at your neighbors. Look at your co-workers. Look at your friends. They all have the same chains you do. Now ask yourself. How many of these people would have the same drive to be free? How many Americans would rather be chained and enslaved than be free? How many of your family, friends and co-workers are on welfare right now? Would they rather be independent and not be on welfare or would they rather be enslaved? It is time for an accounting. It is time to take stock of the monumental challenge that lies before us. Put simply: we are outnumbered. Don't get me wrong, I am a conservative. But, I am also realistic. I hate typing these words. They are defeatist. I truly want to fight...but, I also look around at my family, friends and neighbors and there are too many that would rather be enslaved. There are too many of them to convince that it would be better to be free. Am I alone in this? Am I the only one who is outnumbered?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 05:37 PM (caAEA)

112 intercourse the 8 )

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 05:37 PM (nrW1y)

113 6 Oh, and WTF Texas? http://tinyurl.com/7u3why4 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at June 29, 2012 10:05 PM (MD6Co) Why do dems hate strippers? BJ ain't gonna like this one bit.

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 05:38 PM (mO2XR)

114 Am I alone in this? Am I the only one who is outnumbered?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 10:37 PM (caAEA)


This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst.

Posted by: Bluto at June 29, 2012 05:40 PM (6j180)

115 But NO, DC thinks (incorrectly) that they'll make more money if we see Batman hanging out with Green Lantern and Aquaman (aka Semen). The next Batmen will probably be a 17 year old angsty shithead to bring in the Twilight crowd. Posted by: Sean at June 29, 2012 10:33 PM (E0rp6) Amen. The only reason The Avengers worked was because Iron Man is the greatest superhero of all time.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:40 PM (csi6Y)

116 Supporters of the ordinance, which was supported by Mayor Annise Parker and approved on a 14-1 vote, contend that strip clubs should shoulder some of the costs of rape investigations because the establishments can cultivate unhealthy attitudes toward women that can lead to sexual assaults. DaFuq... "Men go to titty bars to feel hansom for a dollar." - Willy Barcena

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 05:40 PM (mO2XR)

117 The only other picture I missed in the above collection was the one of Washington crossing the Delaware with the caption:

"America, we will kill you while you sleep at Christmas!"

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 05:41 PM (LRY2r)

118 Why do dems hate strippers?

They prefer waitress sandwiches.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 05:41 PM (IViAO)

119 Did Roberts make a crack about going to Malta or was it a pundit? Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 10:31 PM (Xb3hu) I will pay for his one way ticket myself...

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 29, 2012 05:41 PM (XYqoq)

120
>>>"America, we will kill you while you sleep at Christmas!"

I like that one better. I used it once before here tho.

Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 05:41 PM (VPxJg)

121 The Fuck did you do to the ONT?

Posted by: Zakn at June 29, 2012 05:42 PM (zyaZ1)

122 >>109 "The next Batmen will probably be a 17 year old angsty shithead to bring in the Twilight crowd." I wouldn't mind a Batman Beyond movie... Posted by: JDTAY at June 29, 2012 10:36 PM (a0nis) Terry McGinnis, despite the traditional hallmarks of an angst boy, really wasn't much of one. I wouldn't mind that either.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:42 PM (csi6Y)

123 You've gotta be kidding me.

Hefner's new little arm candy was just granted a "genius visa"?

Posted by: Mola Ram at June 29, 2012 05:43 PM (piMMO)

124 Steevy, best wishes and prayers for your father.

Posted by: macintx at June 29, 2012 05:43 PM (ucs8Y)

125 I warned you people. I told you how these people work. Why didn't you listen?! All you had to do was stand up when they first started you down this road. Why didn't you stop it while you could...

Posted by: Ghost of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at June 29, 2012 05:43 PM (XYqoq)

126 off bloody sock

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:43 PM (piMMO)

127 The Fuck did you do to the ONT?

Shit just got ersatz.

Posted by: Cicero at June 29, 2012 05:44 PM (6j180)

128 This calls for a really futile and stupid gesture be done on someone's part - like voting.

Posted by: That's Senator Blutarsky to you at June 29, 2012 05:44 PM (QTHTd)

129

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 10:37 PM (caAEA)

I was hoping it wouldn't come to this.  You are going to need :

1 Extension Cord

1 Heavy Duty Truck Battery

1 Pr Wire Strippers

2 Med. Alligator Clips

2 Natural Sponges

1 5 gal. Bucket filled with room temperature water.

Soldering Iron and Solder

 and a Strip of Leather (an old belt will suffice)

Now, I'm going to need an email address where I can send the Waiver Forms (or a fax #).  Let me know when you have all of this assembled and the waiver forms filled out in triplicate and I'll coach you through this.

 

 

 

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 05:45 PM (hXgE2)

130 Thanks, whoever fixed the formatting!

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 05:45 PM (qqlqB)

131 I removed the video. It was screwing with the formatting. Just click the link to see the Dark Knight Rises clip

Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 05:45 PM (VPxJg)

132 I gots your back, Joffen. Every last member of my family, by blood or by marriage, thinks yesterday's SCOTUS ruling was a great BFD. For the past 36 hours, I've been answering every query with this quote: "If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. -- Samuel Adams

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 05:46 PM (JMmQ9)

133 In fact, Roberts has actually lost something very important (if this theory is right)…he’s shown that with enough bullying and threats against the legitimacy of his Court, he’ll give in.

...and I really don't understand the reasoning behind this. A seat on the Supreme Court is a LIFETIME job. Unless you do something really, really, REALLY bad, you can stay right there on the bench until you die. So - how does bullying and threatening a Supreme Court Justice do anything other than, well, annoy the Justice being bullied and threatened?

Posted by: antisocialist at June 29, 2012 05:46 PM (j/nZn)

134 WOLVERINES!!!!

Posted by: Mjlnir the banhammer at June 29, 2012 05:46 PM (Jls4P)

135

Joffen, you fucking sunshine patriot, you.

 

Yes, I have gotten some unusual reactions from the decision from people. 

My boss said something that really floored me, and I think it's because how much health insurance is costing our company in the US.

And I know quite a few people tha appear to accept this, and even embrace it. My wife's cousin is a professional parasite, has milked his disability (he hurt his back many years ago as a fireman and has not worked since, because he could get away with it, although he used to play golf all the time), and really loves the idea of Obamacare. And that's typical of him, the lazy bum. He's overweight and wonders why his knee is killing him. Well, he put on all the weight after he gave up the cocaine habit (at least that's what his brother thinks).

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at June 29, 2012 05:46 PM (sJTmU)

136 134, Nice one, Alton.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 05:46 PM (qqlqB)

137 So - how does bullying and threatening a Supreme Court Justice do anything other than, well, annoy the Justice being bullied and threatened?

Dead boy or live girl.

Posted by: That's Senator Blutarsky to you at June 29, 2012 05:47 PM (QTHTd)

138 grrr

Posted by: That's Senator Blutarsky to you at June 29, 2012 05:47 PM (QTHTd)

139 71 Has anyone else been having problems with their XP p.c. after "upgrading" to the newest Firefox browser and the latest Flash Player? Maybe combined with the latest version of Avast antivirus? Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 10:25 PM (nrW1y) I wonder if that is what is effin' up my computer?

Posted by: CDR M at June 29, 2012 05:47 PM (EFzYw)

140 strip clubs should shoulder some of the costs of rape investigations because the establishments can cultivate unhealthy attitudes toward women that can lead to sexual assaults

Las Vegas NV has a lower rape rate, and dramatically more strip clubs per capita  than say...Buffalo NY.   

QED

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 05:47 PM (IViAO)

141 Greetings! Hotter than hell here and several wildfires burning in our region.

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2012 05:48 PM (5H6zj)

142 -- Samuel Adams

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 10:46 PM (JMmQ9)

 

How did they get all of that to fit on the underside of a bottle cap?

Posted by: Meghan McCain at June 29, 2012 05:48 PM (hXgE2)

143 Hefner's new little arm candy was just granted a "genius visa"? I nominate her for Chief Justice.

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2012 05:49 PM (FcR7P)

144 So I should become a coke-head to lose weight?

Okay. But I thought I'd start with heroin instead.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 05:49 PM (nrW1y)

145 He's overweight and wonders why his knee is killing him.

I used to have all sorts of knee/back problems.  Dropped 70lb and all that went away.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 05:49 PM (IViAO)

146 Posted by: Ghost of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at June 29, 2012 10:43 PM (XYqoq) In some ways, I believe the great harm of the internet age. Everything becomes trivial. Someone makes a ragecomix (hate that noise) and all is well as long as you can shoot the breeze about your favorite movie or play WoW or some crap. Young adults reduce complex and significant issues down to absurd parodies and simplifications so they can safely ignore the problems right outside their front doorstep. Meanwhile, the only issues that get traction are some kind of humanitarian relief program in Far Away Country that only asks for a like on Facebook. I've explained why the SCOTUS decision is an incredible blow to personal freedom from government intrusion to some of my friends. The universal response: it's not a big deal. The government would never do anything too drastic. People don't understand that America can fall into history's problems, just the same as any other nation.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:50 PM (csi6Y)

147 The majority opinion that Roberts gave is no where near what the liberal wing of the court would have said. They would have had massive expansion of the commerce clause and no way to remove it. You can remove a tax if you want to.

The same way the Obama says they are not going to deport illegals, Romney could say we will direct the IRS not to collect the Obamatax. Bush tax cuts vs. Obamatax.

Posted by: TJexcite at June 29, 2012 05:50 PM (AsD76)

148 The trailers for Batman are just unwatchable anymore.  Too many cuts too fast. 

Posted by: Burn the Witch at June 29, 2012 05:50 PM (rX1N2)

149 "Don't get me wrong, I am a conservative. But, I am also realistic. I hate typing these words. They are defeatist. I truly want to fight...but, I also look around at my family, friends and neighbors and there are too many that would rather be enslaved. There are too many of them to convince that it would be better to be free."

I'm not going to blow smoke up your ass. We can elect Romney, 51 (R) Senators and retain the house and things are never be as they once were in this country. We've passed the Rubicon, we could pass every policy plan Ryan has put fourth and our trajectory still would be going the wrong way.  The fiscal realities will dictate the course of this country and it isn't good. Eventually the dollar will collapse, we will default on our debt and our economy will crash. There isn't the political will to stop it. We can slow it down some but it's coming. Teach your kids to self reliant and to depend on themselves to find happiness in whatever mess we're in. Living in despair isn't the answer, no chains or government can take away the joy of life, only you can.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 29, 2012 05:50 PM (GZitp)

150 Hefner's new little arm candy was just granted a "genius visa"? Posted by: Mola Ram at June 29, 2012 10:43 PM (piMMO) We need a name, for science...

Posted by: cajun carrot at June 29, 2012 05:51 PM (mO2XR)

151 >>135 In fact, Roberts has actually lost something very important (if this theory is right)…he’s shown that with enough bullying and threats against the legitimacy of his Court, he’ll give in. Amen man. Legitimacy at the cost of freedom of thought is not legitimacy by any sense.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 05:51 PM (csi6Y)

152 Buffalo is alot colder. Snow causes rape. Luckily, Toronto has pretty mild weather.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 05:51 PM (nrW1y)

153 Coke or heroin, PA?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 05:52 PM (nrW1y)

154
    I intend to celebrate my country this 4th.  I will recall the inception and the journey to become the most exceptional country on the planet.

    This celebration will be tempered with the knowledge that we are indeed in perilous times,and considerable effort is required to alter our course.

     And because we are Americans, we WILL prevail.

     Not under any illusions that the task is going to be easy, or short--it will take generations to complete.

        But there will NEVER be any quit.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 29, 2012 05:52 PM (SAMxH)

155 The same way the Obama says they are not going to deport illegals, Romney could say we will direct the IRS not to collect the Obamatax. Bush tax cuts vs. Obamatax.

Posted by: TJexcite at June 29, 2012 10:50 PM (AsD76)


Surely you can see the underlying issue / problem there, right?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at June 29, 2012 05:53 PM (lJJMb)

156 Get ready to bug out Hilly is gonna blow your mind..

Posted by: Clemenza at June 29, 2012 05:53 PM (qA9lG)

157 The government would never do anything too drastic

If only Hitler knew...he'd shutdown these camps right away...

People like that will go to their graves blessing their murderers.  Some people are just fucking stupid and deserve what they get.  For 4 billions years nature's penalty for stupidity has been extinction.  I do not expect that to change any time soon.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 05:54 PM (IViAO)

158 Saw a pic of Anne Hathaway without makeup yesterday.  Scary.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at June 29, 2012 05:54 PM (bMLFV)

159

Posted by: TJexcite at June 29, 2012 10:50 PM (AsD76)

 

and that gift I'm about to leave in your mouth is a healthy mix of protein and saline, fortified with  anti-oxidents. 

also, it's your right! 

 So open up wide, buttercup.  I'm about to do you a favor you'll never forget.

Posted by: The Dread Justice Roberts at June 29, 2012 05:54 PM (hXgE2)

160 the thing that really feathers their ruffles is the ... nor your arms... part...it takes a minute, but then it sinks in not that I put any extra emphasis on that particular point

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 05:54 PM (JMmQ9)

161

Everything is up for grabs.

Dial in your inner WI!

Posted by: bacon at June 29, 2012 05:55 PM (D7lJF)

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 05:55 PM (JMmQ9)

163 "If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. -- Samuel Adams ----- That is an awful lot of countrymen to forget, huh? We have two choices before us. One is to keep hoping that things will change (when they quite obviously won't), the other is to accept reality and accept the problem we are facing. I choose the latter. I am not saying all this to discourage. I am saying all this to wake you guys. the fuck. up. Wake. The. Fuck. Up. We are outnumbered. How the hell does it help our side to be delusional about this? Hm? How does it help? Accept it. Embrace it. This nation is fucking lazy. You know, if you read that Sam Adams quote out loud, or posted it to facebook, how many of your friends would know what it even meant? How many American would even know? I'd wager less than half would. It's time for us all to stop wasting our time thinking that we have a lot of support. We fucking don't. America is complacent. If we ignore this, how does it help us? Hm? How does ignoring the problem help us? Oh, right. IT FUCKING DOESN'T. Wake the fuck up, assholes.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 05:55 PM (caAEA)

164 In some ways I suppose I fit the profile of a "professional parasite". Like them, I don't have loyalty to my fellow Americans. I am barely American in the first place - "fresh off the boat", as the saying goes. I don't even like conservatives very much. That leaves aside what I think of non-conservatives - my true feelings on that score, if expressed here, would assuredly get me banned.

My problem is that when I'm not at work, I... drift. I have to be doing something. I don't understand how layabouts don't just go mad with the horror of mere existence.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 05:55 PM (QTHTd)

165 Here you go. And, I was mistaken, it's an ex-girlfriend.

http://bit.ly/KJ555x

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:55 PM (piMMO)

166 steevy - my heart is with you and your Dad. Prayers up -

Posted by: Dinah Lord at June 29, 2012 05:55 PM (46UXb)

167 So I was away for a couple of days, with limited internet access. I gather that @BarackObama was a flaming prick. What sort of leader tweets taunts to the American people? THAT's a BFD!

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2012 05:56 PM (5H6zj)

168 thought I left a tag open, sorry Nothing to see here, move along.

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 05:56 PM (JMmQ9)

169 Buffalo is alot colder. Snow causes rape. Luckily, Toronto has pretty mild weather.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 10:51 PM (nrW1y)


Highest rape rate for a big city, Minneapolis (circa 2010).

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 05:56 PM (ZhEoC)

170 Coke or heroin, PA?

Old school.   Reduce calorie intake and exercise.  I know it sounds like a lot of work and isn't nearly as sexy as some miracle diet, but it works.

I'm thinking a Zip-Loc freezer bag full of crystal could have accelerated the process by several months.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 05:57 PM (IViAO)

171

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 10:51 PM (nrW1y)

 

Lake-effect rape is some of the most intense rape you can experience. 

Posted by: Mac McClelland at June 29, 2012 05:57 PM (hXgE2)

172 157, AMEN. #WAR #IAMBREITBART We got the snot knocked out of us, and Blue Falcon style. We have three options: Exit the Arena. See Purp about that. Go on the Defensive. A good defense is a road-map to the cemetery. Go on Offense. Donate, Educate, evangelize, and DO NOT QUIT.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 05:58 PM (qqlqB)

173 Assholes? That's a little strong.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 29, 2012 05:58 PM (GZitp)

174 >>> and ObamaI'll be noshing with Michelle and Barack soon. Well I'd demand Anna Wintour too after that knob polishing Roberts.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 05:58 PM (GE1+K)

175 Highest rape rate for a big city, Minneapolis (circa 2010).
You don't come here for the hunting, do you?

Posted by: a polar bear at June 29, 2012 05:59 PM (nrW1y)

176 Okay, you guys are right, I was wrong. We are screwed. Obamacare is never going away, we are now a totalitarian state as bad as North Korea. And Roberts is a big poopyhead. Why don't you guys spend a few hours reading Gone With the Wind? That will remind you what true suffering and devotion for a cause is all about. As bad as things are, and I agree that they are bad and serious, we at least aren't bleeding all over the fruited plain yet. We have a good shot to defeat this thing, it is wildly unpopular and we have an election that with a lot of work should go our way. And if it does go our way, it will be very easy to get rid of. Just a few more senators and a president to sign, that's all we need and it's gone.

Posted by: Galadriel at June 29, 2012 05:59 PM (xG0vx)

177 How you doing today, Joffen?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 05:59 PM (piMMO)

178 And because we are Americans, we WILL prevail.

Not under any illusions that the task is going to be easy, or short--it will take generations to complete.

But there will NEVER be any quit.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 29, 2012 10:52 PM (SAMxH)


Gramps, I hope you are right.  I have no doubt that the country has the will to overcome any threat, but I worry that our friends and neighbors will not recognize the threat and will continue on with regular business, totally ignorant of what happened.  Do you think they realize that it's now law that individuals can be punitively taxed for non-compliance with federally mandated purchases?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at June 29, 2012 05:59 PM (lJJMb)

179 Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

All three quotes - Benjamin Frankiln

Posted by: Mjlnir the banhammer at June 29, 2012 05:59 PM (Jls4P)

180 >>1 Hey guys, don't put this all on Bush. He nominated Alito. That's a sharp mind if there ever was one.

Yes he did. Which is why I'd rather have Romney appointing new justices than Obama. At least there's a chance that Romney will get it right. Also noting that we also risk getting another Souter or Roberts. You already know what kind of judge Obama will put in. I can only imagine what kind of maniac judges he has waiting in the wings down in the minors.


Then again, we only got Alito because the base raised holy hell over his original pick, the infamous Harriet Miers. Though I'm wondering if he shold have put her on the court rather than Roberts.....

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at June 29, 2012 06:00 PM (Asr6U)

181 NDH - this Shera Berchard is a woman of "extraordinary ability"? At what? Okay, don't answer that

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:00 PM (QTHTd)

182 BTW, Galadriel, those drapes look great on you. (Although next time you might want to remove the curtain rod.)

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 06:01 PM (nrW1y)

183 I wonder what the rape rate was in Minneapolis before they invited in all those Somalis.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:01 PM (QTHTd)

184 We have a good shot to defeat this thing

Without retaking the senate, we have no shot at all.  as a practical matter, I wouldn't give better than a 10% chance.

Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 06:01 PM (IViAO)

185 Memento, Insomnia, Inception, The Prestige, Batman.  I wish he would do a few James Bond movies with Michael Fassbender.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 29, 2012 06:01 PM (hftE2)

186 Then again, we only got Alito because the base raised holy hell over his original pick, the infamous Harriet Miers. Though I'm wondering if he shold have put her on the court rather than Roberts.....

At least if Bush had put a horse on the court instead of Roberts, we'd have got a "nay" out of her

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:02 PM (QTHTd)

187 BTW, Galadriel, those drapes look great on you. (Although next time you might want to remove the curtain rod.) Ha ha! Touche! And one of the best skits of all time.

Posted by: Galadriel at June 29, 2012 06:02 PM (xG0vx)

188

We are outnumbered

 

So what?

 

85 percent of Congress is decided in the primaries, when only 10 percent of registered voters show up.

 

Small numbers = great power.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at June 29, 2012 06:02 PM (2Oas0)

189 179, Gal, you are on point for this issue, but Joffen has his point too. It's stated heatedly, and with good reason. Problem is we cannot smarten people up overnight. Win the fights we can, build the base for taking it back. We may lose the race on entitlements, but as someone pointed out a while back: What are we if we don't TRY? Rabble, and rabble gets wasted.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:02 PM (qqlqB)

190 The ultimate ethnic joke:


An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a Slovak, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a
Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, an Iranian, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Syrian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Canadian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, a Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and 2 Africans,...walk into a very fine restaurant.
"I'm sorry," says the maître d', after scrutinizing the group....."........you can't come in here without a Thai."




Posted by: YIKES! at June 29, 2012 06:03 PM (1e9m1)

191 I am saying good night, not that I will be missed here. Joffen, it is your duty tonight to come up with a positive thought. Enough dooms-day. We all get that but refuse to "wallow" in it. Can't wait to hear from you tomorrow. Wishing positive thoughts on Joffen tonight. Sweetest of dreams.

Posted by: macintx at June 29, 2012 06:03 PM (ucs8Y)

192 Buffalo has a lot of rapes because of 4 staright Super Bowl losses.

After big sporting event losses men get all angry and assaulty and rapey. 4 losses like that builds up decades worth of violence.

The NFL should contribute to these funds too. Why do they hate women?


Posted by: some dipshit meme at June 29, 2012 06:03 PM (gJ5CI)

193 So you're an old timer like me, Galadriel, so you remember that too, eh? Yes, my favourite comedienne. And I loved how Tim Conway could always break everyone else up.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 06:03 PM (nrW1y)

194 NDH - this Shera Berchard is a woman of "extraordinary ability"? At what? Okay, don't answer that


***

She was a Playmate and she created a photo sharing site that I have never heard of.  I'm not going to hold my breath while waiting for her to split atoms with her mind.

That visa-mill lawyer needs a good ass-whoopin.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 06:04 PM (piMMO)

195 Am I the only one who didn't know wht ersatz meant and went to the trouble to look it up?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 29, 2012 06:04 PM (JKNDp)

196 What are we if we don't TRY?

"There may come a time for valor without renown". Yeah, I think that's something I can work with.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:04 PM (QTHTd)

197 200, OD, Germanic roots. Knew it right away.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:05 PM (qqlqB)

198 Good evening.

I had a thought.

Say tomorrow we have a banking crisis.  BIGGEST ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION bla bla bla...

Anyway, under yesterday's fascist Obamacare rulling, could Congress force people to buy X amount of stock in various large banks in order to keep the banks liquid OR failing to do so pay a tax which would be used to fund the inevitable bailout?

Leftists?  Your can of worms is open.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:05 PM (HWUv9)

199 If only Hitler knew...he'd shutdown these camps right away... People like that will go to their graves blessing their murderers. Some people are just fucking stupid and deserve what they get. For 4 billions years nature's penalty for stupidity has been extinction. I do not expect that to change any time soon. Posted by: Purp (@PurpAv) at June 29, 2012 10:54 PM (IViAO) Yep. That might be it. Incidentally, Hitler is trivialized to the point that the name "Hitler" is more cause for laughter than remembrance of any sort.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at June 29, 2012 06:05 PM (csi6Y)

200 "Why do dems hate strippers?" Dems? Helen Thomas, Barbara Mikulsky, Liawatha Warren, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Whatsherschultz,....... These are the women Dems hang out with--- and you wonder why stripping scares the crap out of them?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 06:05 PM (C8mVl)

201 Then again, we only got Alito because the base raised holy hell over his
original pick, the infamous Harriet Miers. Though I'm wondering if he
shold have put her on the court rather than Roberts.....


****

Tallest midget?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 06:06 PM (piMMO)

202 Am I the only one who didn't know wht ersatz meant and went to the trouble to look it up?


****

yes

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 06:06 PM (piMMO)

203 Pissing Razors - Keep To Myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY6bt8HhhzY

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:06 PM (HWUv9)

204 Haha 'assholes' was for effect. You guys are great. But still. Wake. The. Fuck. Up. How can we fix this if we don't even see the problem? How can we solve this if we remain deluded? It sucks. It really does, but...how many of you really disagree with what I am saying? I mean, really deep down? The deluded ones are part of the problem. Chest-thumping patriotism and a belief that 'we will get through this' only make matter worse. That's not a slight on those that try and give us hope...it is just, at this moment, misplaced and actually HARMFUL.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 06:06 PM (caAEA)

205 201, BTH, yup. Some of us got to be 'gentlemen rankers' in the Old Guard last time.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:07 PM (qqlqB)

206 Excellent, YIKES!

Posted by: Y-not at June 29, 2012 06:07 PM (5H6zj)

207 Jesus, Robert, and I thought your music choices were dark and apocalyptic. I'm confiscating your Ayn Rand books for the evening

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:07 PM (QTHTd)

208 At least if Bush had put a horse on the court instead of Roberts, we'd have got a "nay" out of her Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 11:02 PM (QTHTd) Elect me your Emperor, and I will appoint my horse Incitatus as a Senator!

Posted by: Caligula at June 29, 2012 06:08 PM (XYqoq)

209 @  181

    Patrick, if anecdotal evidence is any indication, the tax part perked up ears all over the place.   I kinda think people have at least an inkling this will be bad for them.

     But anecdotal is the only thing I can offer here.  I make sure to emphasize  in my conversations about Obamatax the tax part.  That DOES get attention.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 29, 2012 06:08 PM (SAMxH)

210 An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a Slovak, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a
Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, an Iranian, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Syrian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Canadian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, a Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and 2 Africans,...walk into a very fine restaurant.
"I'm sorry," says the maître d', after scrutinizing the group....."........you can't come in here without a Thai."




Posted by: YIKES! at June 29, 2012 11:03 PM (1e9m1)



*Jumps off a skyscraper*

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:08 PM (HWUv9)

211 >>>And if it does go our way, it will be very easy to get rid of. Just a few more senators and a president to sign, that's all we need and it's gone.

I'm thinking that it will be a little more difficult than that.

Hopefully we will have the numbers. Hopefully Romney will be able to ignore the caterwauling from the MFM and the remaining Dems. This goes for the GOP Senators as well. If you thought that they intimidated Roberts you ain't seen nothin' yet. And if/when the repeal happens, we have to make sure that they don;t replace it with Obamacare-lite.

 If we hold the House I'm not too worried about them, since many of those guys were elected in 2010 for this very reason.

And we cannot let up. I know it's exhausting being on Defcon 1 all the time, but this is what it's come to. It can be done, it IS possible, but we gotta make it happen. Freedom isn't free, and it ain't supposed to be easy.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at June 29, 2012 06:09 PM (Asr6U)

212 Margarita DeVille - okay, the threat of a Helen Thomas lapdance will keep me on the straight and narrow for awhile. (Well, I might have to give up being straight.)

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:09 PM (QTHTd)

213 Maybe this song will raise morale:
http://tinyurl.com/4otmr9h

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 06:10 PM (nrW1y)

214 I'm confiscating your Ayn Rand books for the evening

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 11:07 PM (QTHTd)


That's cool.  I keep an emergency stash of objectivist material under my mattress in a brown manila envelope labeled "porn".

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:10 PM (HWUv9)

215 Evening Roberto

Posted by: Zakn at June 29, 2012 06:11 PM (zyaZ1)

216 Pissing Razors - Mass Corruption

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir_TN-7P_ns

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:12 PM (HWUv9)

217 >>> That will remind you what true suffering and devotion for a cause is all about. Or I can just wait around for the nationwide LARP Obama is doing his best to schedule sometime in the next few months.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:12 PM (GE1+K)

218

Al Queda encouraging terrorists to light forest fires:http://tinyurl.com/7qrosmo thank god for open borders and no deportations etc...

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 06:12 PM (h+/7G)

219 Howdy, Zakn!


Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:12 PM (HWUv9)

220

Just think: all we have to do is elect a few more Congressmen, several more Senators, elect a new (and different) President, and win a bunch of state races ...

 

... and this National Case of Civilizational Mumps will end.

 

All we have to do is vote ... and persuade others to vote the way we vote.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 29, 2012 06:13 PM (PafC3)

221 It's a TAX!

Posted by: As many ONT as it takes at June 29, 2012 06:13 PM (D7lJF)

222 I thought "Ersatz" was a German brand of coffee?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 06:13 PM (nrW1y)

223 Posted by: irongrampa at June 29, 2012 11:08 PM (SAMxH)


I hope that holds true in November.  Gramps, take care, and sweet dreams, morons.  I just stumbled back home into free country, and I'm hitting the rack.  It may be110F at home, but at least it ain't Chicago.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at June 29, 2012 06:14 PM (lJJMb)

224 I would have to agree with the former poster that the current trajectory for this nation is pretty darned grim. But, that is the way it is with things. There will be social upheaval, hardship, maybe even war. I hope not.

But think of how you feel so sick, maybe sick unto death, and then you just go over to the ceramic shrine and give a good long heave.

I don't know about you, but I usually feel better after that.

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 06:14 PM (LRY2r)

225

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 11:12 PM (h+/7G)

 

It's a good thing the majority of mooselimbs are moderates.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:14 PM (hXgE2)

226 >>>That's cool. I keep an emergency stash of objectivist material under my mattress in a brown manila envelope labeled "porn". And now big brother knows your hiding spot.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:14 PM (GE1+K)

227 Needless to say she hit three other cars in the parking lot when she landed the capsule.

20 minutes ago I'm having the positional look (nobody there tight left otherwise wide still under brake) before making the left onto my road and zip a guys goes thru the stop sign, intersection and into the next street.  No passenger wheel, sparks flying.  I go home.  meanwhile giant T-storm has finally busted loose.  It's raining to hard to get out of the car.  Call 911, being sane and therefore worried about people vs. my cat.  Is anyone hurt?  So I drive back. It's one of my neighbors he looks ok.  I drive back up the street and pull his wheel out of the road then Montco Fire and EMT arrive.   It looks like he hit one  SUV with his SUV knocked the wheel clean off and went sparking > 40 yards.  Plus the hit SUV hit 2 cars in front of it.  You could smell gas in the downpour too.

Actual effects are pretty wild to see.

Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2012 06:14 PM (XG53A)

228 It's a travisty of justice.

Posted by: Admiral akroberts at June 29, 2012 06:14 PM (D7lJF)

229 191, that is an opportunity, not a problem.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2012 06:15 PM (TjgR9)

230 Oh, my.

Posted by: captain sulu on the ACA decision at June 29, 2012 06:15 PM (nrW1y)

231 Prong - Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl-5TrGakWY

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:16 PM (HWUv9)

232 I think I'll mellow out with some Crystal Castles -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPWOWufBXO8

The new album is supposed to drop this summer, btw

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:17 PM (QTHTd)

233 And now big brother knows your hiding spot.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 11:14 PM (GE1+K)


Wha...DAMMIT!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:17 PM (HWUv9)

234 Obama has summoned me to Paris.

Posted by: zombie ameilia earhart at June 29, 2012 06:18 PM (D7lJF)

235 There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people asking idiotic questions.  Who is the bad guy in the latest Batman flick?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 29, 2012 06:18 PM (JKNDp)

236 I'm going to bed. I sincerely hope you all have a dreamless sleep, as I will.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 06:18 PM (caAEA)

237 Wheels really shouldnt come off.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2012 06:18 PM (TjgR9)

238 Am I the only one who didn't know what ersatz meant and went to the trouble to look it up?
Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 29, 2012 11:04 PM (JKNDp)


----------



Yes.

Posted by: mama winger at June 29, 2012 06:19 PM (P6QsQ)

239 To all you people who say there's a silver lining to be found anywhere in the Roberts ruling and who are telling us not to be too disappointed: We're not just disappointed, this is the end of democracy. We just got outvoted 5-4. This was the biggest decision in America. Every single one of you out there on AoSHQ, if you're reading, democracy died with the Roberts ruling. I'm very emotional because we all had a lot invested in this. This was it. If we didn't win this case, it's the end of the USA as we know it.

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 06:19 PM (Y5I9o)

240 Suicidal Tendencies - Nobody Hears

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp7svl4l5Dk

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:19 PM (HWUv9)

241

Waaayyy O/T - but in trying to get in a better mood I was outside on the deck recalling the Walker Recall night and remembering that Ed Schultz literally promised that Governor Walker was just days.............days.........away from being indicted.  Strangly, it still has not happened.

 

Ed Schultz, proving once again he has no clue about what he is saying..

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 29, 2012 06:20 PM (OWjjx)

242 >>>Wha...DAMMIT! You might as well come clean. How long have you been an agent of Emmanual Goldstein?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:20 PM (GE1+K)

243 He hits me because he loves me.

Posted by: The Constitution at June 29, 2012 06:21 PM (jucos)

244 Are you crying, Crying man?

Posted by: Mark at June 29, 2012 06:21 PM (fEXaF)

245 I'm going to bed. I sincerely hope you all have a dreamless sleep, as I will.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at June 29, 2012 11:18 PM (caAEA)


I like my dreams the way I like my metal; Black!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:21 PM (HWUv9)

246 Pussies. Demoralizing the base with your woe is me. It only takes a few of you fucking weakling shit-tards to wreck cohesiveness among all of us by spewing the bile of uncontrolled anger at your allies. You know who I'm talking about here. It's a minority here. And they ought to own it. Own it, pussies. Rage on and crush the morale of everyone else with your gallows comments. Fuck you. I piss on you pussies who would rather kill the morale of the team instead of taking a loss like a man. This place is supposed to be about military stuff? Orly? Keep moaning about the end of the world like a goddamn wimp getting his lunch money taken in front of all the girls instead of manning the fuck up. Pathetic.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (a4CUi)

247 There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people asking idiotic questions. Who is the bad guy in the latest Batman flick?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 29, 2012 11:18 PM (JKNDp)


Bane

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (ZhEoC)

248 >>>I'm very emotional because we all had a lot invested in this. This was it. If we didn't win this case, it's the end of the USA as we know it. I'm a man of faith. I think God let this happen so when he wrecks the US those Ho fought the good fight understand we had it comming.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (GE1+K)

249 >>I thought "Ersatz" was a German brand of coffee?

I learned it reading history. Specifically in relation to German shortages during it's wars. Ersatz rubber, ersatz oil, etc etc.

Ther Germans weren't resource rich and had to fight way to create synthetic or lower quality substitutes.

Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (VPxJg)

250 Joffen, do you have a newsletter that I can subscribe to? Jib. Cut. You know the rest...

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (JMmQ9)

251 Who is the bad guy in the latest Batman flick?

Republicant, an evil plutocrat in a top hat, whose scheme to gain control of the planet involves denying pneumatic young ladies 'free' birth control.

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (qTZ9A)

252 Time for the old folk.   Keep the heads up, everyone--the bad guys are gonna lose.


    Goodnite, good people.    Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (SAMxH)

253 Damn right, I'm crying. Democracy is dead, we're DOOMED! There's nothing we can do by cry and weep and lash out at anyone who tries to rally the troops into some positive effort for the future. There is no future. This was it. This was it, I say.

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (Y5I9o)

254 hi all
urgh

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 06:22 PM (LK3ef)

255 You might as well come clean. How long have you been an agent of Emmanual Goldstein?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 11:20 PM (GE1+K)


Dude, the only Emmanuelle I want to think of is that slutty one that Skinemax used to show every Friday night.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:23 PM (HWUv9)

256 250, and my java.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:23 PM (qqlqB)

257 LEGOS cause me pain. My youngest son has outgrown them and it makes me sad. Perhaps not as sad as when he outgrew Thomas the Train, but sad nevertheless. *sniff*

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 06:23 PM (C8mVl)

258 Good thing I already have a King.  Because this guy in the White House really sucks.

Posted by: mama winger at June 29, 2012 06:24 PM (P6QsQ)

259

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 11:22 PM (a4CUi)

 

Now - 

Show me on the dolly where the mean man touched you.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:24 PM (hXgE2)

260 Howdy, Jefe!


Ever want to own a bank?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (HWUv9)

261 find a way, not fight.

damnit. I'm going to go rest my eyes. Please behave.

Posted by: Ben at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (VPxJg)

262 Bane? Never heard of him.  Then again he probably never heard of me either.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (JKNDp)

263

iguess maybe that should be dollie?

I don't know.  I didn't play with dolls. 

Is ace around?  He'd know.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (hXgE2)

264 Hey jefe

Posted by: Zakn at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (zyaZ1)

265 257, Roger, Out!

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (qqlqB)

266

I'm going to bed. I sincerely hope you all have a dreamless sleep, as I will

 

My dreams consist mainly of Megyn Kelly and Katy Perry wearing Catholic School girl outfits while bringing me frosted mugs of cold beer.  I have no idea what happens after that because Mrs. Mallamutt sense I am happy and immediately wakes me to prevent any further happiness from entering my life.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (OWjjx)

267 possunt, quia posse videntur They can because they think they can. Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito quam tua te fortuna sinet Do not yield to evil, attack, attack, more boldly even than fortune seems to permit. audentis Fortune iuvat Luck helps men who dare.

Posted by: Publius Vergilius Maro at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (XYqoq)

268 Emmanuelle Beart was babelicious in the original Mission: Impossible movie.

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 29, 2012 06:25 PM (qTZ9A)

269 Oh, I see.  Came in late, but I shoulda guessed.

Posted by: Mark at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (fEXaF)

270 Remember when June was Obama's worst month EVER?Good times.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (Xb3hu)

271 Suicidal Tendencies - Nobody Hears



***

Damn!

A Magic Mike preview as a lead-in to Suicidal Tendencies!

This was the first ST song I ever heard:  http://bit.ly/MGLx53

It was an odd time in my life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (piMMO)

272 Hola Roberto

Ever want to own a bank?

that depends... can I steal from the vault and then blame it on MBS's and then get a sweet bailout?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (LK3ef)

273 and my java.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 11:23 PM (qqlqB)



Say what now?

Posted by: Oracle at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (HWUv9)

274 Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 11:22 PM (a4CUi) There's one real weakness in your position: The GOP.

Posted by: Scobface at June 29, 2012 06:26 PM (IoNBC)

275 >>>I piss on you pussies who would rather kill the morale of the team instead of taking a loss like a man. Under ideal conditions, if we win everything we try, it will take 25 years to undo what was done this week; just to get back to where we were on Monday. Yeah a little bit crestfallen that I will die in a country I am embarrassed to pass along; not that I'll ever stop fighting, but short of rolling the dice, tossing the Constitution and going full revolution, the road to freedom is now 100 years or more long. And that's if things consistently go our way from here on out.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:27 PM (GE1+K)

276 160, I like to think I could get out of the way of something like thr Nazi machine,.its the quick flips to insanity that worry me. Peaceful cambodians taking hoes to anyone wearing glasses over an economic theory that I'm sure they didnt understand.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2012 06:27 PM (TjgR9)

277 Ok just got back from a non friendly neighborhood kertuffel. Some teens thought it would be great to have a bonfire on an empty lot even though wevare in the middle of a drought. One kid next door to me went up to the neighborvwho reported it and started being snotty. Sheriff and fie dept called, parents defending teen (really?) Now I am ready for more beer.

Posted by: San Antonio rose is tipsy at June 29, 2012 06:27 PM (noqys)

278

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 11:26 PM (piMMO)


LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!






can I steal from the vault and then blame it on MBS's and then get a sweet bailout?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 11:26 PM (LK3ef)



It's the era of Hopenchange...Of course!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:28 PM (HWUv9)

279 From the Batman trailer, it sounds like Anne Hathaway's going to be doing a lot of that vocal fry thing in the movie.

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 29, 2012 06:28 PM (qTZ9A)

280 >>>LEGOS cause me pain. My youngest son has outgrown them and it makes me sad. I'm n engineer I have to resist the urge to play with Legos to this day.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:29 PM (GE1+K)

281 San Antonio Rose - wow what a bunch of dipshits, hope they get charged with attempted arson or something

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 06:29 PM (LK3ef)

282 That's right. GET OUT THERE AND VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN! CONSERVATIVE THAT WILL FIX IT! FIFY

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 06:30 PM (JMmQ9)

283 281, yeah. Its a long road. Took time to get here, and we may not beat entitlements to it. But falling down is not the way to try.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:30 PM (qqlqB)

284 The thing that keeps my spirits up is knowing that when the collapse/mad max days come the leftists will go extinct, because they will be too fucking stupid to even know how to survive. An extra giggle comes from knowing that they some may just end up as entertainment in some warlord's make shift barbed wire arena. Only the strong will survive a civilization like that, and the juiceboxers and emos don't have a fucking chance in hell.

Posted by: Berserker at June 29, 2012 06:30 PM (FMbng)

285 286--- Do not resist!!! Go for it!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 06:30 PM (C8mVl)

286 Their parents should have the shit kicked out of them.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 29, 2012 06:30 PM (jucos)

287 >>>Dude, the only Emmanuelle I want to think of is that slutty one that Skinemax used to show every Friday night. Many gents of Emmanual Goldstein don't know they are agents. Your mindthoughts hide that from you. You need thought police, or maybe your children to spot it.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:31 PM (GE1+K)

288 Remember when June was Obama's worst month EVER?Good times.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 11:26 PM (Xb3hu)


Yep.


*Slits wrists*

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:31 PM (HWUv9)

289 Justice Roberts will soon learn the first rule of dealing with blackmailers: No matter how much you give them it is never enough. I wonder what Axelrod has on him?

Posted by: Nighthawk at June 29, 2012 06:31 PM (9lACO)

290
It's the era of Hopenchange...Of course!


woohoo then sign me up, First National Val-U-Rite Bank

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 06:31 PM (LK3ef)

291 290, Ber, thats so true and so g'dammed funny.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 06:31 PM (qqlqB)

292 @267 emoralizing the base with your woe is me. -- Obviously you're deluded. Don't you know Roberts wasn't playing n-dimensional chess? Do you even know what n-dimensional chess is and how relevant my clever metaphor is to destroying any shred of your attempt to find constructive positive points in this blow to our cause? No one can play n-dimensional chess, and certainly not True Conservatives! Stop being so delusional! You know the only way to help out country is to bitch and moan about how it's so much wiser to sit back and declare how we are so thoroughly boned that only the foolish would try to do anything in the face of that fact. Don't you get it?

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 06:31 PM (Y5I9o)

293 In Southwest Ohio today a little storm blew through with straightline winds clocked as high as 89 for about 15 minutes.  Lots of power outages in the area. 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at June 29, 2012 06:32 PM (JKNDp)

294 Test

Posted by: lowandslow at June 29, 2012 06:33 PM (GZitp)

295 >>> Do not resist!!! Go for it! That's like waving heroin in front of an addict. When I get the urge, I try and design and build something useful.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:33 PM (GE1+K)

296 You need thought police, or maybe your children to spot it.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 11:31 PM (GE1+K)


My thoughts are impure.  Fantasies of liberty infect them day and night.  I need the gentle yet forceful hand of Obama to correct me.


I'm yours, O Lord!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:33 PM (HWUv9)

297 garrett at June 29, 2012 11:24 PM That's right, smartass. I'm talking directly to you.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 06:34 PM (a4CUi)

298 Ignorance is bliss.

Posted by: goat backs into a muslim at June 29, 2012 06:34 PM (D7lJF)

299 Have I mentioned n-dimensional chess yet, and how the Roberts decision has no good points because no one can play n-dimensional chess?

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 06:34 PM (Y5I9o)

300 First National Val-U-Rite Bank

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 11:31 PM (LK3ef)


Fund it!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:34 PM (HWUv9)

301 At the least,I hope Roberts reputation as a jurist is ruined.I know he cares about that.I hope it haunts him.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 06:35 PM (Xb3hu)

302

Ignorance is bliss

 

You have never tried to give my oldest daughter driving directions when she is hopelessly lost.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 29, 2012 06:36 PM (OWjjx)

303 Joffen, guess what. I hear you. I feel you. I wake up everyday wondering what new absurdity or outrage will be foisted upon a defenseless public.

 Sometimes I wish that I was as oblivious as the many drones out there. I watched the SCOTUS decision in a waiting room filled with people who had no idea what the hell was going on. While I was literally shaking with rage, the others in the room read their shitty magazines or yakked it up on the cell phone, When Obama came on to gloat, one woman in the room was nodding and saying "amen" repeatedly. But again, the rest of the room collectively yawned. I don't know which reaction was worse.

But it's in my nature to give up. I've been politically ware for a long time now but I've never actually done anything tangible. This time I'm going to be pro-active. Knocking doors, persuading friends, maybe even volunteer as a poll watcher. With my luck I' ll get the North Philly Black Panthers precinct.........


 

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at June 29, 2012 06:37 PM (Asr6U)

304 Posted by: Berserker at June 29, 2012 11:30 PM Strangely, that fits right in with my "canned goods vs. ammo" theory. For the un-initiated, the theory is if you have enough ammo, you'll never be without canned goods. A certain cold disposition is required to make the theory work.

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 06:37 PM (JMmQ9)

305 >>>My thoughts are impure. Fantasies of liberty infect them day and night. I need the gentle yet forceful hand of Obama to correct me. Good, you're ready for room 101

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:38 PM (GE1+K)

306 You know the only way to help out country is to bitch and moan about how it's so much wiser to sit back and declare how we are so thoroughly boned that only the foolish would try to do anything in the face of that fact. Don't you get it?

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 11:31 PM


Thank God.  That's the only part I'm good at.

Posted by: huerfano at June 29, 2012 06:39 PM (bAGA/)

307 And if it does go our way, it will be very easy to get rid of. Just a few more senators and a president to sign, that's all we need and it's gone. Posted by: Galadriel at June 29, 2012 10:59 PM (xG0vx) Galadriel, Sadly, Obamacare is not really the problem, not anymore. It is a symptom of a disease. We can treat the symptom perhaps, if we get lucky - but the disease is folks like Roberts and for that we have no cure. His decision was more than just bad, it's a nightmare. I know a lot of people are trying to say he "limited the Commerce clause" and such, trying to put a positive spin on this - but when you actually read the decision he did no such thing. When he wrote that note how he very clearly states he is speaking for himself, and not for the majority in that regard. That puts no limitation on anything and will not be regarded in future decisions as precedence because he very carefully stated that opinion was his own, and not that of the court. What the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court did was to completely ignore the Constitution and the facts of the case before him and to be blunt did the legal equivalent of a magician yanking a rabbit out of his ass. The Constitution is crystal clear that Congress only has the power to levy taxes, but it must be one of only a very limited list of taxes and if a tax does not fit into one of these categories, Congress may not levy it. Roberts ignored this completely. He also ignored the fact that in order to consider this a tax you have to rewrite certain sections of Obamacare which specifically state that it is not a tax. He also ignored numerous amicus briefs that spelled out in very specific terms that the tax argument could not be used for many of the reasons I listed above, so the man was well aware his written opinion was total horseshit from a legal perspective. I have no idea what Roberts was thinking or what his motivations were, but this opinion is quite possibly the worst thing to come out of the Supreme Court since the Dredd Scott decision and that is really saying something. Congress now has to power to levy any sort of tax it wants without limitation, something specifically forbidden by the Constitution, and it now has the blessing of the Supreme Court. The people who's only job was to prevent Congress from making laws that violated the Constitution. Obamacare? It's a moot point. It most likely won't survive at all regardless because states can now simply opt out and the Feds can't force them to do otherwise. That is the only slightly muted silver lining that came from this absolutely terrible, illegal, reprehensible SCOTUS decision. What really happened is that Congress now has a green light to do more or less anything it wants under the taxation clause. What the Obama administration has managed to do in four short years is to more or less completely destroy the separate but equal branches of Government and Roberts put the last nail in the coffin with the most horrible decision ever made by a "Justice". Yes, we can elect Romney. We can hopefully take back the Senate. Maybe they will appeal Obamacare. All nice things in the short term. But in the long term? In the long term Roberts just signed the death warrant of what we all once knew as the United States of America. No way to polish that turd. Sorry, but their simply isn't. Ok, going to take my gal, grab some Mt. Dew and another pack of cigarettes. Back after a few.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 06:39 PM (R5yLq)

308 Crying man at June 29, 2012 11:31 PM. And you, pretender, wailing about how stupid I am, while wrecking any notion of a rally, can go fuck yourself. I am in it for the war. You, and your weak assed ilk, have already given up. And you try to make EVERYONE ELSE GIVE UP TOO in order to sooth your disgusting capitulation. I piss on you and the rest of you pussies. I intend to fight. You shitheads will moan about a loss until the cows come home. Go to hell.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 06:39 PM (a4CUi)

309 >>>For the un-initiated, the theory is if you have enough ammo, you'll never be without canned goods. Ammo and all is grand but only one round from a sniper is needed to make you into canned goods, or more likely pig feed.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:41 PM (GE1+K)

310 Good, you're ready for room 101

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 11:38 PM (GE1+K)


Is it the Champagne Room?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:41 PM (HWUv9)

311 Isn't Crying man being sarcastic?

Posted by: Mark at June 29, 2012 06:42 PM (fEXaF)

312 >>>Is it the Champagne Room? Are you deathly afraid of champagne and naked women?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:43 PM (GE1+K)

313 I think I can fairly mediate between IdowhatIwant and crying man - crying man is an unfunny sockpuppet troll (based on this convo), and IdowhatIwant is an unethical NEVER PUNCH DOWN guy who takes peoples' words out of context (based on other convos).

Nothing for it but to settle back with popcorn! - since pixy doesn't give us an "ignore" feature.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at June 29, 2012 06:44 PM (QTHTd)

314 Free Randy Blythe!

Posted by: Not Drinking Nearly Enough at June 29, 2012 06:44 PM (HtUdo)

315 Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 11:39 PM S.Adams, redux, with a touch of D.Crockett. I like it

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 06:44 PM (JMmQ9)

316 Ok, going to...grab some Mt. Dew and another pack of cigarettes. 

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:39 PM (R5yLq)


I haven't authorized this.

Posted by: Kathy Sebelius at June 29, 2012 06:44 PM (HWUv9)

317 Good, you're ready for room 101 Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 11:38 PM (GE1+K) So THAT'S where they got the name for Obama's fake friend "Julia"!

Posted by: Nighthawk at June 29, 2012 06:44 PM (9lACO)

318 @315 -- (Dude...it's joke. I'm riffing on the crying Lib on CNN after the Walker victory and how all the people now who are bitching about how all is lost and the country is gone (cf.@314) are just like that Liberal. The American experiment always will be a constant battle with many setbacks, and giving up while pretending that it's just "being realistic" is weak shit.)

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 06:45 PM (Y5I9o)

319 Posted by: Berserker at June 29, 2012 11:30 PM

Strangely, that fits right in with my "canned goods vs. ammo" theory.

For the un-initiated, the theory is if you have enough ammo, you'll never be without canned goods.

A certain cold disposition is required to make the theory work.

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 11:37 PM (JMmQ9)

Alton... I try to tell people this all the time

Posted by: The Jackhole at June 29, 2012 06:45 PM (DU15A)

320 Free Randy Blythe!

Posted by: Not Drinking Nearly Enough at June 29, 2012 11:44 PM (HtUdo)


Oh shit, I read that earlier!  Pretty fucked up.  Lamb of God is the shit, man.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:45 PM (HWUv9)

321 Just saw on fb that there is a tornado warning for DC.

Posted by: stare decisis at June 29, 2012 06:46 PM (oZfic)

322 @318: Bingo. My first post at @244 was the Crying Lib from the Walker recall almost verbatim. See how much he sounds like all the True Conservatives who wants to tell us how inexorably defeated we've been by this ruling.

Posted by: Crying man at June 29, 2012 06:46 PM (Y5I9o)

323 Aaaannnndddd off to woik.

Back later.

If anyone uncovers the shooter in the grassy knoll I want  to hear about it.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 06:46 PM (HWUv9)

324 Mountain Dew?!?!?!?!?

CIGARETTES!?!?!?!?!?!

Burn!

Posted by: Mike Bloomberg at June 29, 2012 06:47 PM (Asr6U)

325 327 He's an asshole,he hated Bush and the Iraq war and ranted often about both.He also knocked on doors in Virginia for Obama.Fuck him.And BTW their stuff from Sacrament on ain't nearly as good as the older stuff.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 06:47 PM (Xb3hu)

326  Go to hell.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 11:39 PM (a4CUi)

 

you first weirdo

Posted by: The Jackhole at June 29, 2012 06:48 PM (DU15A)

327 332 Worse than that he believed every bullshit charge of murder and rape leveled against American servicemen.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 06:48 PM (Xb3hu)

328

Ok, going to take my gal, grab some Mt. Dew and another pack of cigarettes. Back after a few.

 

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

 

I know your kind...

Posted by: George Zimmerman at June 29, 2012 06:48 PM (fEXaF)

329 Well, in keeping with the user-inspired theme of tonight's ONT: FUCK EVERYBODY WITH A POST-HOLE DIGGER!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 06:48 PM (bxiXv)

330 Are you deathly afraid of champagne and naked women? Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 11:43 PM (GE1+K) No, my little droogies, I prefer my dvochkas with a sip from the Korova milkbar sold with milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom.

Posted by: Alex at June 29, 2012 06:49 PM (XYqoq)

331 guy who takes peoples' words out of context Care to prove that? I'm waiting. Also, it seems interesting YOU would take that position.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 06:49 PM (a4CUi)

332 Why can't we all just get along?

Posted by: The Late Rodney King at June 29, 2012 06:50 PM (JMmQ9)

333

 HotAir sucks, so I wouldn't go bragging about Drew's post (which was spot-on, BTW) ending up on that used tampon of a blog.

 

That place went to shit after Michelle sold it to Salem Communications.  (see any of Tina Korbe's posts or Ed's shitty "radio programs" for confirmation of the statement above.)

 

Oh, I was told Brett Kimberlin rapes kitty corpses!

Posted by: Oscar Meyer at June 29, 2012 06:52 PM (vQwJq)

334 339 Why can't we all just get along? Posted by: The Late Rodney King at June 29, 2012 11:50 PM (JMmQ9) It's working! It's working!

Posted by: The Axelrod Fan Club at June 29, 2012 06:53 PM (bxiXv)

335 Why can't we all just get along? Posted by: The Late Rodney King at June 29, 2012 11:50 PM

Aren't you due to be funeralized tomorrow?  Yes, you are, because I will be funeralizing you.  You should get some rest.

Posted by: The Reverend Al at June 29, 2012 06:54 PM (bAGA/)

336 Oscar Meyer you are an idiot. why is it so hard to follow one simple request from ace concerning one guy?

Posted by: buzzion at June 29, 2012 06:55 PM (Jcjld)

337 >>>See how much he sounds like all the True Conservatives who wants to tell us how inexorably defeated we've been by this ruling Losing an election is a bummer. I'd rather be scourged o unconsciousness than lose a SOCTUS decision. How are we doing at getting Roe V Wade reversed? What about Engel? Wikard? It only took the blood of a few thousand Americans and 2 ammendments to reverse Dred Scott inside of 15 years time. Yeah I've got a teensy weensy bit of moral issues to overcome hard charger. At the infinitely more difficult fight waiting.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 06:55 PM (GE1+K)

338 @340: I will sue you for that outrageous libel!

Posted by: Rhett Timberlane at June 29, 2012 06:55 PM (Y5I9o)

339 Ed's shitty "radio programs" for confirmation of the statement above Posted by: Oscar Meyer at June 29, 2012 11:52 PM (vQwJq) You know, he can do what he wants on the radio, I don't have to listen. But I have to block photos on the front page of HA if I go there because of his creepy bald pink alien pedobear-lookin' face that he *loves* to put on the front page. I'm sure he's a nice guy and all... but damn.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 06:55 PM (bxiXv)

340 343 Oscar Meyer you are an idiot. why is it so hard to follow one simple request from ace concerning one guy? Posted by: buzzion at June 29, 2012 11:55 PM (Jcjld) Stupid is like hydrogen. Except heavier.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 06:56 PM (bxiXv)

341 That's right, smartass. I'm talking directly to you.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at June 29, 2012 11:34 PM (a4CUi)

 

Well, in tht case I invite you to suck a bag of dicks. 

If you wouldn't mind doing me a favor, pretend you hate it.

Posted by: garrett at June 29, 2012 06:56 PM (UuMIH)

342 The Apple ][e was the last real Apple Computer, IMO. My favorite Legos were always the engineering style pinion gears and axle kits that I got in the early 80s. Do they even make those any more? You could make a little engine with pistons that went up and down. I think Einstein would have written m / s^2, not ms2.

Posted by: Chris M at June 29, 2012 06:57 PM (4lyMJ)

343 @344:Losing an election is a bummer. I'd rather be scourged o unconsciousness than lose a SOCTUS decision. -- Yeah, but the only reason SCOTUS decisions come up is on the basis of election results.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 06:59 PM (Y5I9o)

344  I was all upset for a while before and after the HC ruling cause I felt it was going to be bad. Today, I was thinking about how silly it is to let some idiots in DC determine how I feel.

Also, I am happy because someone posted "I'll Go on Alone," by Marty Robbins on YouTube.

Posted by: Baldy at June 29, 2012 06:59 PM (opS9C)

345

Joffen, I've pretty much always thought Republicans/conservatives have to do all the heavy lifting to save fucking retards from themselves (and taking us down with them).

 

A great example of this was Wednesday night, pre-SCOTUS ruling.  Hannity had Frank Luntz on his show with a bunch of Obama dipshits - either all or the majority had voted for that POS.

 

Luntz asked how many were against Obamacare and all but a few raised their hands.  Of course they all proceeded to yak about how bad it was, even a couple of doctors were there.  Just hated it.  On and on and on.  Then, Sean asked Luntz to ask the most stupid people on earth how many of them were thinking of leaning towards Romney and only a few of them raised their hands!  Maybe around three or four people said they weren't going to vote for Obama again.  WTF.

 

The next day I was thinking about these douchebags, and I thought, well, fuckity fuck, these fuckers all expected Obamacare to be overturned just like the rest of us.  But these fuckwads are the kind of people who let everybody else do the heavy lifting - SCOTUS, the Republicans, you, me - so they can keep on being the stupidest freaks on God's green earth, all the while hating the very people who will get rid of Obamacare for THEM.

 

Hey, I live in California so I see these freaks everyday.  I do feel surrounded.  But I'm lucky.  Every member of my family, except for one (and he's a real piece of work to resist us), is a conservative Republican.  And I come from a big, big family.  So that's how I make it through.  That and  God and the blogs.  But every election I vote to save fucking assholes from themselves.  It doesn't do much good here, but I celebrate it when I hear and see it in other states.

Posted by: joanne is not too pissed off today at June 29, 2012 06:59 PM (GCsZz)

346 >>>I think Einstein would have written m / s^2, not ms2. No he would have used a mechanical typewriter so being forced to type on one line would be completely foreign to him and he wouldn't know the nomenclature.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 07:00 PM (GE1+K)

347 What?

This (#7) doesn't even get 36 mpg? Then WTH would anyone ever buy one?

http://aol.it/N08ddI

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:03 PM (piMMO)

348 Those fake Einstein documents written in Times New Roman.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 29, 2012 07:04 PM (Y1env)

349 349--- " Do they even make those any more? " Yes. They have a whole series of those...Technic Legos. And they are fully compatible with the standard Legos so you can design your basic machines and then fancy them up. They also have an architecture series now. When I'm in the old folks home I'm going to get some of those. Either that or a Project Runway Barbie. Depends on how senile I am.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 07:05 PM (C8mVl)

350 353, see a smart Science blog!

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:05 PM (qqlqB)

351 Fuck him.And BTW their stuff from Sacrament on ain't nearly as good as the older stuff.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 11:47 PM (Xb3hu)

So Randy's a douche, but he's also an American, and I'll support his right to defend himself. Remember Zimmerman is a Dem too.


Posted by: Not Drinking Nearly Enough at June 29, 2012 07:07 PM (HtUdo)

352 I'm hoping California finally ditches the high speed rail project, there not sure the democrat state senators have the votes to beat the deadline for federal funding.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 07:08 PM (ZhEoC)

353 so, it's been over 36 hours now...is there a 'Hitler learns that ObamaCare has been upheld" vid yet? 'cause I need good laugh

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 29, 2012 07:08 PM (JMmQ9)

354 Just for the record, I don't want to diminish the dismal crap that's happened to our country. But what i want to point out is that the Left steadily worked over our system for years and years, and their Long March through the institutions is paying off. And the way they did it is by exploiting all the small options they had over time to advance their cause. All I'm saying is, are we going to look at this decision and just sit around and say, oh I guess they beat us and always will because the system is too far gone? I mean, did they do that when the system was against them? Or did they find a way to subvert it bit by bit? We need to do that, and it starts by looking at this crap decision and seeing what we can squeeze from it.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 07:09 PM (Y5I9o)

355 "Anyone can contribute his or her two cents — or 140 characters, to be exact — to the cosmic reply via Twitter.

All tweets composed between 8 p.m. EDT Friday (June 29) and 3 a.m. EDT Saturday (June 30) tagged with the hashtag #ChasingUFOs will be rolled into a single message, according to the National Geographic Channel, which is timing the Twitter event to coincide with the premiere of the channel's new series, "Chasing UFOs.'"


http://tinyurl.com/8xl9xh7

Posted by: stare decisis at June 29, 2012 07:10 PM (oZfic)

356 I love establishment republican. Always willing to call an ass fucking without lube a win because the rapist didn't donkey punch. Thank

Posted by: Mr Pink at June 29, 2012 07:10 PM (b2myz)

357 LOL. @Mike the Moose: Yeah, you're right. I think Einstein would have found it a lot easier to use a pencil. What the heck font does pixy use anyway?

Posted by: Chris M at June 29, 2012 07:10 PM (4lyMJ)

358 Gov. Rick Scott's interview with Greta tonight re Obamacare.

http://tinyurl.com/7qga3xx

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:10 PM (piMMO)

359 Your papers please.

Posted by: Sheriff Joe Arpaio at June 29, 2012 07:11 PM (g2mDe)

360 So why would Randy Blythe go back to Prague? Did he not know what was waiting for him there?

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at June 29, 2012 07:11 PM (/VMLD)

361 IN other words: DrewM says we "did not win anything". um...ok, so does that mean that in addition to not getting what we wanted, we also hand the Left an enormous PR victory as well and allow them to further their narrative with the uninformed? I mean, I think we ought to call a spade a spade here and admit that it's not a good thing. But to be so utterly defeatist about it is, I think, a bit short-sighted.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 07:12 PM (Y5I9o)

362 So...Obama's going to be in France on Independence Day. Fundraising with celebrities.

Posted by: Benson at June 29, 2012 07:12 PM (qzcNU)

363 I'm hoping California finally ditches the high speed rail project, there not sure the democrat state senators have the votes to beat the deadline for federal funding.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 30, 2012 12:08 AM (ZhEoC)

 

From what I hear, the last nail's practically in the coffin.  Except nobody wants to tell Jerry.  He's totally hot for high speed rail, IYKWIM.

Posted by: joanne is not too pissed off today at June 29, 2012 07:12 PM (GCsZz)

364

349 - Modern day legos can solve a friggin Rubik's cube.  I'm not exaggerating, Google it.

 

Really, if you ever wanted to build a robot for some purpose Lego has everything you need.

Posted by: bernverdnardo at June 29, 2012 07:13 PM (xXhWA)

365 'cause I need good laugh Posted by: AltonJackson at June 30, 2012 12:08 AM (JMmQ9) Well, there's always this: http://dai.ly/en3NRc An oldie but a goodie.

Posted by: Nighthawk at June 29, 2012 07:14 PM (9lACO)

366 Posted by: stare decisis at June 30, 2012 12:10 AM (oZfic)


****

What are the odds on EOJ starting an intergalactic war?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:14 PM (piMMO)

367 >>>Your papers please Right here my good sheriff have a nice night deporting criminals!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 07:14 PM (GE1+K)

368 Oh hell! I missed it earlier.

Sarah Palin, on Hannity, just called Nancy Pelosi a "dingbat"

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:16 PM (piMMO)

369 @Margarita D: Yeah, "Technic" ! That's what it was called. I definitely haven't seen them in Walmart of Target in the last 10 years though. Fond memories... My kids would probably want the new Friends series. I have to admit, they're kinda cute. Having 3 daughters has definitely changed my perspective.

Posted by: Chris M at June 29, 2012 07:16 PM (4lyMJ)

370 6 Oh, and WTF Texas? http://tinyurl.com/7u3why4 You have to realize that Dallas and Houston are no longer the oil cities full of unabashed capitalists they once were, Dallas is now a city of whiny white urban liberals who constantly complain about the lack of bike lanes and indie stores and Houston is Mexico, we here in Texas don't really consider those two shitholes part of the state anymore. We only tolerate Austin because of the ditzy college babes who'll drop their panties if you pretend to be a lib.

Posted by: booger at June 29, 2012 07:16 PM (HI6wa)

371 Oh wait. Someone was wrong. It's just Obama's advisers.

Posted by: Benson at June 29, 2012 07:17 PM (qzcNU)

372 356 349--- " Do they even make those any more? "

Plus they have Mindstorms kits with servos, sensors and processors so you can make and program all kinds of automated machines out of Lego.

Posted by: Waterhouse at June 29, 2012 07:17 PM (qTZ9A)

373 From what I hear, thelast nail's practically in the coffin. Except nobody wants to tell Jerry. He's totally hot for high speed rail, IYKWIM.

Posted by: joanne is not too pissed off today at June 30, 2012 12:12 AM (GCsZz)


The great part is the environmentalists might kill the project by suing it out of existence for bypassing environmental laws. It would be great if it suffered the same fate as many California businesses who have been run out of the state, know their pain!

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 07:17 PM (ZhEoC)

374 Andycanuck: Wow! Fantastic song, and damn inspiring lyrics. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure most of the 'rons and 'ettes understand what a hard task we have before us. Are we outnumbered? Perhaps. Are we doomed? Maybe. Does that mean we simply go home and await the end? HELL NO. I choose to fight. It may take years, decades, even generations. I may not see victory before I die, but I will fight for liberty and justice. And if that sounds like a damn comic book character, so be it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 29, 2012 07:18 PM (A2LXE)

375

Gov. Rick Scott's interview with Greta tonight re Obamacare.

Jason Chavetz was on, too.  He mentioned Trey Gowdy.  I'd hit it.  Again.

Posted by: joanne is not too pissed off today at June 29, 2012 07:18 PM (GCsZz)

376

 IdowhatIwant (251) said exactly what I've been all over the blogodome trying to say for the last 24 hours.

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams

I'll I can tell y'all whining bitches is that if you ain't gonna help at least stay the f**k out of the way. Adults have work to do.

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 07:22 PM (h+/7G)

377 She started it!

Posted by: Now that's more like it at June 29, 2012 07:22 PM (D7lJF)

378 This (#7) doesn't even get 36 mpg? Then WTH would anyone ever buy one?

Hopper "Because I'm smart"
splat
Reeves "Yea but I'm tall"

Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2012 07:23 PM (XG53A)

379 You're welcome, Captain Whitebread.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2012 07:23 PM (nrW1y)

380 There were 250K without power in Franklin County (Columbus) alone earlier tonight, we were out for about 6 hours.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 07:23 PM (1zwZo)

381 Question: How do you escape detection when juicing up?

Answer: The doctors are in on it.


USADA filed charges against Armstrong and conspirators.

http://bit.ly/NNurAz

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:24 PM (piMMO)

382 All I'm saying is, are we going to look at this decision and just sit around and say, oh I guess they beat us and always will because the system is too far gone? I mean, did they do that when the system was against them? Or did they find a way to subvert it bit by bit? We need to do that, and it starts by looking at this crap decision and seeing what we can squeeze from it. Ok, for the record. I am a vet. I took an oath once to defend this nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I still hold true to that oath today. I never have and never would suggest that we give up. So those of you who keep posting that nonsense please cease and desist. It's insulting and I never said anything even remotely like that. The point I am trying to make is that America as we knew it no longer exists. You can sugar coat that as much as you like, but that is simply the case. What Roberts did was to completely ignore the Constitution. Think about that for a moment. He ignored the one document that limits government powers to get the outcome he wanted. Obama has done the same with that selective enforcement bullshit, and nothing has been done to stop him either. Without the Constitution, the government has no limitations. We have no protection. That is where we are now. You can put on as many pair of rose colored glasses and puff out your chest and declare how you will fight all you want - it won't change the simple fact that our Constitution can no longer protect us from our own government. Without that, we have no America. Not anymore. So yes, I will do what I can to try to turn things around, but I have to be realistic as well. I will hope for the best. But I will plan for the worst. I suggest you folks do the same.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 07:24 PM (R5yLq)

383 377-- "My kids would probably want the new Friends series." Oh my, yes! I wish those had been out when my girls were younger!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 07:25 PM (C8mVl)

384 Jason Chavetz was on, too. He mentioned Trey Gowdy. I'd hit it. Again.


****

He has AWFUL hair, and I don't even care.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:25 PM (piMMO)

385 Sadly, Stuck, I must concur. We are in serious trouble.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 07:26 PM (1zwZo)

386 Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor. Many of the founders sacrificed all of the above. Can we do any less?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 29, 2012 07:26 PM (A2LXE)

387 Most will not do anywhere near that much Captain, that is the problem.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 07:29 PM (1zwZo)

388 Hopper "Because I'm smart"
splat
Reeves "Yea but I'm tall"


****

The very first thought in my mind when I see one on the road is that it really is not much more than a tin can of death. Second thought, Look at that little bastard weaving in and out of traffic!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:29 PM (piMMO)

389

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 30, 2012 12:17 AM (ZhEoC)

 

Oh hell, I think they've moved the rail project Harry Reid's been pushing into the middle of the MOJAVE desert, then run it to Las Vegas.  The problem was some natural habitat for turtles was in the way.  So, you'd have to drive 90 miles (from L.A.) to the Mojave desert (can't remember the town), leave your car, then ride the rail to Las Vegas (probably at 60 mph), where you'd have to either take the bus around town or rent a car.  Yeah.  Brilliant.

Posted by: joanne is not too pissed off today at June 29, 2012 07:29 PM (GCsZz)

390 390-- Yeah, I think those'll be a Christmas present for 'em. Man, I've had a lot more to drink than that Irish kid up there! Cheers everyone!

Posted by: Chris M at June 29, 2012 07:31 PM (4lyMJ)

391 Ersatz.  I like that word!  It's so depression era, powdered-milk-just-add-water,  and it describes our CIC and his entire administration so perfectly. 

Hello, everyone!  *Waves*

Posted by: Theresa at June 29, 2012 07:31 PM (Rmto4)

392 @389:The point I am trying to make is that America as we knew it no longer exists -- ok, and I'll I'm saying is, When do you think that happened? With this decision? With Roe v. Wade? With the New Deal? What you're talking about happened a long time ago, not the other day. So it's not a case of putting on rose-colored glasses for this reading when we're trying to see what we can glean from it. It's saying, hey, if the Left turn things inside-out after over a century of trying, then we can turn it back. It won't happen tomorrow, and maybe it'll take another hundred years, but it starts by seeing how we can still use the system we have in order to do what we need, even if all the promised protections aren't there 100%.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 07:31 PM (Y5I9o)

393 358 I have no idea what he's done so no opinion on that.Just was explaining why he's an asshole.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:31 PM (Xb3hu)

394 Serious trouble, you mean like having a predator drone drop a hellfire missile on your gazebo while you are out smoking a stogie and talking on your cell phone about the next tea party rally?

Yeah, for reals.

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 07:32 PM (LRY2r)

395 Golf clap.

Posted by: That is the bravest Ont thread i've ever seen at June 29, 2012 07:33 PM (D7lJF)

396

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 30, 2012 12:25 AM (piMMO)

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

Spikey!

Posted by: joanne likes Trey Gowdys hair at June 29, 2012 07:36 PM (GCsZz)

397 389, SOS, all too true. I didn't put on Army green to become rabble, as I explained upthread. You all need a tank?

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:37 PM (qqlqB)

398 389--- "...our Constitution can no longer protect us from our own government." That's been true for ages really. I think what upset me about this ruling is that I honestly thought that for the first time in decades SCOTUS might overturn a federal welfare program. But it was business as usual. In any case, we keep trying. As you say, hope for the best and expect the worst. But never give up fighting.....and harass the Left as much as possible. Why make it easy for them?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 07:37 PM (C8mVl)

399 Nice shot.

Posted by: Funny day yesterday? at June 29, 2012 07:38 PM (D7lJF)

400 Oh hell, I think they've moved the rail project Harry Reid's been pushing into the middle ofthe MOJAVE desert, then run it to Las Vegas.The problemwas some natural habitat for turtles was in the way. So, you'd have to drive 90 miles (from L.A.) to the Mojave desert (can't remember the town), leave your car, then ride the rail to Las Vegas (probably at 60 mph), where you'd have to either take the bus around town or rent a car. Yeah.Brilliant.

Posted by: joanne is not too pissed off today at June 30, 2012 12:29 AM (GCsZz)

I think they wanted to put it in Victorville possible Barstow, and yes there is a huge Desert Tortoise preserve in the Mojave. Not like they don't have enough Mojave green rattlesnakes to keep them company. It's probably cheaper to fly to Vegas anyways.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 07:38 PM (ZhEoC)

401 Navy brat, I'd accuse you of hyperbole, but Obama has already approved killing enemies of the state who are citizen without due process, so I suppose enemies of the party isn't that large a leap...

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 07:39 PM (1zwZo)

402 The Obama administration is considering a new gambit to restart peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan that would send several Taliban detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a prison in Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials told The Associated Press. Under the proposal, some Taliban fighters or affiliates captured in the early days of the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and later sent to Guantanamo under the label of enemy combatants would be transferred out of full U.S. control but not released. It’s a leap of faith on the U.S. side that the men will not become threats to U.S. forces once back on Afghan soil. But it is meant to show more moderate elements of the Taliban insurgency that the U.S. is still interested in cutting a deal for peace. . . .

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:40 PM (Xb3hu)

403 New Romney campaign slogan:

Save Saturday Night Live: Vote Romney!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:40 PM (piMMO)

404 Reminds me of Officer and a Gentleman. You cant just quit, 'I got nowhere else to go!' We have got to train them to not be shitweasels. It may be hard. Wasn't Basic kinda hard? It was mentally. Training your mind to do more than you thought you could.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:41 PM (qqlqB)

405 "I will hope for the best. But I will plan for the worst. I suggest you folks do the same."  That's ALWAYS the proper approach.  But in reality EVERY DAY we awake to an America that is no longer as we knew it. SO WHAT???  It's not a static thing- Sometimes (and in some ways) it's better, and sometimes (and some ways) it's worse- some people are closing their blogs over this-WTH?  What would they do after Pearl Harbor for chrissake???

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 07:41 PM (h+/7G)

406 "so I suppose enemies of the party isn't that large a leap..."

Hello.

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 07:42 PM (LRY2r)

407 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) took a heck of a shot at Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Friday on a conference call organized by the Obama campaign following the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. “The only health care mandate they can embrace are transvaginal probes for women,” he said of Republicans. McDonnell signed a mandatory ultrasound bill in March that required women to have an ultrasound before getting an abortion. The bill was later revised, allowing women to opt for an abdominal ultrasound.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:43 PM (Xb3hu)

408 @412 - Thanks, DAve. That's what I've been trying to say.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 07:43 PM (Y5I9o)

409 412, you start with raising your right hand... Fucking ENGAGE. Get involved. When pernicious shitweasels make outrageous remarks, have the data to send them to Bammy-heaven.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:44 PM (qqlqB)

410 414 Because a transvaginal ultrasound is way more "invasive" than abortion.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:44 PM (Xb3hu)

411 When do you think that happened? With this decision? With Roe v. Wade? With the New Deal? What you're talking about happened a long time ago, not the other day. So it's not a case of putting on rose-colored glasses for this reading when we're trying to see what we can glean from it. It's saying, hey, if the Left turn things inside-out after over a century of trying, then we can turn it back. Sadly, I don't think we can. The left has been successful in doing all of that by promising the moon, the sun and the stars for generation after generation. Whatever you want, whatever you need, the left will step up and make you that promise. Need money to retire on? No problem. We'll take care of you. Need money for healthcare? No problem, we'll take care of you. Need money for whatever? No problem, we'll take care of you. No matter how hard you try to tell people there is no such thing as a free lunch, guess what - sadly most people simply will never get it. Look at Greece. They are totally fucked. They have gone down this road already and even now a good percentage of their population after watching their own economy collapse is whining to the government and expecting the government to fix the problem. These people would reject austerity measures that are no longer an option, but an absolute necessity and just pretend that they can keep living off their government forever. The point of this latest SCOTUS decision? Twofold. First, it was the one man in the nation charged with defending the Constitution above all else who pulled this nonsense and completely ignored the very legal document he swore to protect. He didn't read something into it, he didn't twist things around a bit or push or pull at the edges of legal interpretation. He absolutely flat out ignored an ironclad, no uncertain clause in the Constitution laid out in black and white that stated in no uncertain terms he could not render the decision that he rendered. The other decisions you mentioned were pretty bad, I'll grant you that - most of them were based on some pretty hinky interpretations of implied "rights", etc. But this wasn't some "well you can infer the Constitution means this because" sort of argument. This was a "The Constitution says this is completely, flat out, 100% illegal. However I'm just going to completely ignore that" decision. No way to gloss that over. Roberts is the absolute poster child for just how wrong we have gone as a nation. So yes, of course, we try to turn things around. All I'm suggesting is that we also be realistic about the situation we are in now. The America we once knew? It is no longer. Our Constitution? It's now a list of recommendations, not the law of our land. You're so called rights? Not worth the paper they are printed on. Take that to heart, fellow morons - and I advise you to prepare accordingly.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 07:44 PM (R5yLq)

412 I, for one, welcome our new socialist-fascist overlords and will gladly rat you all out for a pittance of favor from the new regime-- or at least that's what I'll tell the thought police when they come around to tell us all that war is peace, poverty is wealth, and corruption is justice.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 07:45 PM (1zwZo)

413 How is this decision more momentous than the 1964 Civil Rights Act that said you could no longer decide who you served (or hired) in your own business?

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 07:46 PM (h+/7G)

414 WTF is up with the Romney campaign. I've been trying all night to donate money and their site has been down for hours. You can fill out all the info, but you can't submit a donation. Are idiots running his campaign or are hackers shutting him down?

Posted by: Walker 2016 at June 29, 2012 07:46 PM (7WuRp)

415 @418:Sadly, I don't think we can. -- Say what you want, I call that "giving up".

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 07:46 PM (Y5I9o)

416 more than a tin can of death

The box frame is supposed to be pretty tough.

Except for the Volvo I think all 6 of those would not have been able to push 3 cars together.
I wonder if I'll have to answer a lot of phone calls tomorrow.

Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2012 07:47 PM (XG53A)

417 Governor Perry: What might have been

http://huff.to/OI02IB

Any chance he'll get the VP nod?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 29, 2012 07:47 PM (piMMO)

418 If it's not a tax, why is it being handled by the IRS? Remember all the new IRS agents we complained about being hired? What other behavioral fines are handled by an agency devoted to tax enforcement? If you drive w/out insurance is that handled by a tax agency, or the DMV/police? If Romney (or other Republicans) refer to the Mandate as a tax in ads against Obama or the D Party, are they lying? And if they're not lying, aren't they agreeing w/ CJ Roberts? Personally I would have thrown out the Mandate and kept all the rest...but the tax argument is not ridiculous. What's ridiculous is that conservatives/libertarians wanted to throw out the lion's share of a law because one part of itwas unconstitutional. You know we wouldn't do that if we liked the rest of the law. Can we admit even that? See, they wanted do this because they felt it was a bad law. Four un-elected Justices that sit for life and they trump two Houses of congress, a super-majority, and the President? That's conservative? Really, in your heads if not your hearts you believe that? It puts too much power int he SC's hands. Clownish questions about the deficit (when that has nothing to do w/ the constitution), during oral arguments, prove the minority was going head-long into Judicial activism. It's why so many of us want a BBA. But since there isn't one why was J Alito even asking about the deficit? Roberts is the only true conservative on there. Because a true conservative will never legislate from the bench. Even when he or she wants to do it more than anything in creation. Trying to beat liberals by using their methods is like trying to kill someone else by drinking poison yourself. It'll never work. Can't work. Roberts is the only member of the American Right on that Court to understand this basic logic. And even if he's being called the opposite by so many...As far as the SC: Roberts is the last of the conservatives.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 29, 2012 07:47 PM (uTBHY)

419 Speaking outside the Senate floor Thursday, Senate Democratic leaders criticized Republicans for moving forward with another repeal vote after the Supreme Court ruled its key provisions constitutional. “Now that all three branches of government have ratified the law, the time for quarreling is over,” said New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. “The time for disputing its validity is over. Congress should now return to its full time focus: The issue of jobs and the economy in America.” “If you ask people what they want us to focus on,” he added, “it’s not rehashing health care

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:47 PM (Xb3hu)

420

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 30, 2012 12:38 AM (ZhEoC)

 

You're right.  I think it's Barstow.  Did you ever hear that the Democrats wanted to prohibit black cars here?  I think it was a year or so ago they were all weeweed up about it.  Black absorbs heat, therefore black cars use more air conditioning.  And we all know what that means for our mother planet.

Posted by: joanne likes Trey Gowdys hair and other things at June 29, 2012 07:48 PM (GCsZz)

421

The news hasn't come on yet.

Poor Mr. Reagon, &

Wieners wife is in the middle of this?

Posted by: It's only 10 o clock at June 29, 2012 07:49 PM (D7lJF)

422 Perry's not on the short list.

Posted by: Mark at June 29, 2012 07:49 PM (fEXaF)

423 "And even if he's being called the opposite by so many...As far as the SC: Roberts is the last of the conservatives."

I can sort of see your point, in that he has kicked this whole flaming bag of dog shit back to Congress to see if they can unfuck themselves long enough to straighten it out. Nonetheless, history will record that he voted with Sotomayer, et al. All the wrong people.

So, fuck him.

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 07:50 PM (LRY2r)

424

You can play your youtubes forever.

Brain vs braun.

Posted by: It's Romney/Ryan 2012 at June 29, 2012 07:53 PM (D7lJF)

425 426, looking at the polling numbers, that statement by Schumer is a hot, wet, steaming, load of horseshit.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:53 PM (qqlqB)

426 Because Dave, being told I can't choose who I want to work for me if there happens to be multiplicity of races, genders, or what have you is not as bad as the government now having cart blanche to make you do any damn thing it wants at any time, with the kicker of a monetary penalty. From fines to jail time is a small step indeed, and then the government can deprive me of all liberties and through me in prison because I refused to eat the f*cking broccoli, ya dig? Yeah, this is a much bigger deal.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 07:53 PM (1zwZo)

427 432 That is,it's a normal Schumer statement.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:54 PM (Xb3hu)

428 I mean, let's face it. We had this thing killed. Neck in the noose. Grave dug.
Then pretty boy does his cute stunt.
Sorry, no love here. Not for him.

Posted by: navybrat at June 29, 2012 07:54 PM (LRY2r)

429 If you don't vote they will!

Posted by: WI remember me? at June 29, 2012 07:55 PM (D7lJF)

430 Personally I would have thrown out the Mandate and kept all the rest...but the tax argument is not ridiculous. Hmm.. ok, So what sort of tax is this? What category does it fall into? The Constitution is pretty specific about what type of taxes Congress can levy. I'm curious if you can tell me what category this tax would fall into, thus giving Congress the power to levy it? This, btw, is a trick question. Congress does not have the power to levy this tax, because even if you call it a tax it doesn't fit into any of the categories the Constitution specifically states Congress can levy. They had to amend the Constitution to include the power for Congress to levy an income tax. No amendment needed here, all done by judicial fiat. The tax argument reasonable? Nope, sorry, not by a long shot. I suggest you read some of the Amicus briefs submitted on the subject, they spell it out a lot better than I can.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 07:55 PM (R5yLq)

431  Governor Perry: What might have been

http://huff.to/OI02IB

Any chance he'll get the VP nod?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at June 30, 2012 12:47 AM (piMMO)

 

Hell no.  Perry'd overshadow Romney, and Romney's probably too vain to pick him.  Perry's a man's man.  Romney's a generic man.

Posted by: joanne likes Trey Gowdys hair and other things at June 29, 2012 07:55 PM (GCsZz)

432 @433: How is it worse?  In fact, I'm struggling to really make a strong distinction between the two-

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 07:55 PM (h+/7G)

433 Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheikh jailed in the US for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. In his first public speech, addressing tens of thousands of people in Tahrir Square, Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He also promised to free detained Egyptian protesters facing military tribunals. Morsi earlier read the oath of office and defied the country's military rulers by saying: "I fear no one but God."... "There is no power above people power," Morsi said to wild cheers from the crowd, many of whom were supporters of the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood....

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:55 PM (Xb3hu)

434 I'm convinced that Roberts' ruling was a sneaky stealth backdoor way to get Obamacare ruled unconstitutional as a TAX... watch-

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 07:57 PM (h+/7G)

435 434, yep.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:57 PM (qqlqB)

436 NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28 (UPI) -- The recent arrest of two Iranians in Kenya on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks has heightened fears that Tehran is widening its covert war against Israel and the United States as Washington expands its secret intelligence operations across Africa. The Iranians have rarely mounted major covert or intelligence operations in Africa, although they have used Sudan as a key conduit for weapons destined for the Palestinian Hamas militants and their allies in the Gaza Strip in recent years. But West Africa and the Horn of Africa have largely been operational areas for al-Qaida, a Sunni organization that's religiously and ideologically opposed to Shiite Iran, and its Somali offshoot, al-Shabaab. Kenya security authorities, aided by U.S. and British agents, arrested the two Iranians June 20 in Nairobi, the West African country's capital. The men reportedly led authorities to a cache of 33 pounds of military-grade explosive, believed to be RDX.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 07:58 PM (Xb3hu)

437 Dayum, I got 404 and 442. A new car that can't be displayed.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 07:58 PM (qqlqB)

438 Glamour: Do you fund-raise for Obama? Mila Kunis: More like street-art-based stuff in Los Angeles that I can’t talk about…because I’m pretty sure it’s illegal. Glamour: You graffiti? Mila Kunis: Mm-hmm. I’d rather do that. I don’t need attention for it. What I truly believe in I will do privately. For those who don’t know, “street art” is the politically correct term for “graffiti.” It’s also a fairly popular way of showing support for President Obama, considering the following image was also the product of so-called “street art”:

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2012 08:01 PM (Xb3hu)

439 Because the scope of civil rights law is narrower, and affects how you deal with others. This ruling says that any activity or inactivity can now be compelled or punished by the federal government as long as they attach a cost (tax) to it. They can tax you for not attending diversity training or reeducation camps, they can tax you for not patronizing a minority owned business, they can tax you for not voting for Christ's sake. Roe v. Wade is class A ball compared to this in terms of government overreach. The only limit on government authority now is the government itself. Do YOU trust the government to do that?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 08:01 PM (1zwZo)

440 I'm convinced thatRoberts' ruling was a sneaky stealth backdoor way to get Obamacare ruled unconstitutional as a TAX Watch what? The Obamacare thing won't be revisited by the Supreme Court. If Roberts wanted it ruled unconstitutional he missed his opportunity to do so, all he had to do is the one thing he is charged with doing and uphold the Constitution. He could have killed it simply by siding with the other 4 justices that didn't have their heads up their asses. Instead he came out with this flaming dog turd. Seriously, read the decision. There is almost nothing good about this, nothing at all. It does nothing to limit Commerce, etc, etc as many have argued. Roberts had to completely ignore the Constitution, and also ignore the specific details in many sections of Obamacare to support this ruling. That can't be considered a good thing, no matter how you slice it. Granted, we might get Mittens elected as a result of the backlash. Ok, small bright side there. Worth the damage Roberts did? Not by a long shot.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:02 PM (R5yLq)

441 You're right. I think it'sBarstow.Did you ever hear that the Democrats wanted to prohibit black cars here? I think it was a year or so ago they were all weeweed up about it. Black absorbs heat, therefore black cars use more air conditioning. And we all know what that means for our mother planet.

Posted by: joanne likes Trey Gowdys hair and other things at June 30, 2012 12:48 AM (GCsZz)


I think this states ultimate goal is to get rid of cars. Sometimes the traffic is so bad on the 101 I almost agree with them...almost. But hey lets close the 405 to build an extra car pool lane and use millions of dollars to redue off-ramps.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 08:02 PM (ZhEoC)

442 Say what you want, I call that "giving up". You can call it whatever you want. Me, I'm going to be preparing for a day when the government comes and tries to take what little I have left. In the meantime I'll be working toward the day when my daughters will may someday be able to count on the rights I had when I was a kid. You, well you can do whatever you want. If your head is more comfortable in the sand, leave it there. It's your head after all. Not my business what you do with it.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:05 PM (R5yLq)

443 "Because the scope of civil rights law is narrower, and affects how you deal with others."  How is Obamacare not all about dealing with others?  As in are you aware that it requires illegal aliens and Muslims to get their care for free?

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:05 PM (h+/7G)

444 447, agreed. Build precedent, build case, etc. find standing before the court.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 08:05 PM (qqlqB)

445 Social Security forces me at the point of a gun to "invest" in a government retirement plan. I can't even opt out if I prove I've got a better plan I'm paying into. This ugly stuff has been going on a long time.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 08:06 PM (C8mVl)

446 As I ponder the constitutionality of destroying hundreds of thousands of livelihoods by cutting off the water to the CA. Central Valley in the name of some fish, how is a tax more onerous? 

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:09 PM (h+/7G)

447 @449:In the meantime I'll be working toward the day when my daughters will may someday be able to count on the rights I had when I was a kid. -- And you're doing that how? By pushing defeatist arguments? Look, I'm not saying this is a victory. But I am saying that by holing up with an "every-man-for-himself" pessimistic attitude isn't going to win you any of the political ground you need to secure your daughter's future.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 08:09 PM (Y5I9o)

448 I aint herd no fat lady sing!

Posted by: WI remember me? at June 29, 2012 08:10 PM (D7lJF)

449 426- C. Schumer: “Now that all three branches of government have ratified the law, the time for quarreling is over,” Indeed. Once a territory becomes part of the umma, it can never revert to the infidel. Also known as the Brezhnev Doctrine, when used by the Communists. Legislatures repeal and replace laws all the time, but they may not touch sacred ones. Amazing!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 08:10 PM (C8mVl)

450 The decision to not buy insurance does not affect others directly, only yourself. If you don't understand how infringing on private, individual matters that have no bearing on the public, and there is no area off limits, is far, far worse than the government saying you must hire some minorities, than I cannot help you.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at June 29, 2012 08:10 PM (1zwZo)

451 This ugly stuff has been going on a long time. Oh yes, agreed - we've been driving toward the cliff for a long time. But all of decisions made previously while bad ones, never took things this far. For the first time in history SCOTUS didn't bend the Constitution, didn't stretch it this way or that, didn't read things into it that aren't really there - no for the very first time they flat out ignored it. No going back from that. No matter what the end result might be, President Mittens, repealed Obamacare, etc.. etc.. My point is and has always been, that cannot be undone. The Supreme Court just declared that the Constitution is no longer relevant as long as you get the outcome you desire. Seriously, folks. Think about that.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:11 PM (R5yLq)

452 The Roberts betrayal...I'm considering going to the Dark Side, folks. I mean, can anyone talk me out of it? What's the downside? Personally. Not in some kind of right/wrong, ideal America, moral argument. How will it hurt me or my family to switch teams and drink the Kool-Aid?

It seems a whole lot easier to be a sloganeering, shallow-thinking, touchy-feely liberal than to buck the sweeping tides and try to stand for old-fashioned ideas like (true) liberalism (as in "a philosophy based on liberty"). Buckley said conservatives must stand athwart history yelling stop, but look at what happened to that Tianamen Square fella.

Would you rather be aboard the tank or under the tank treads?

Sure, long-term the tank is going over the cliff but until then I'm gonna be partying with a bunch of loose-moral Hollywood bimbos.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 08:12 PM (jhiY8)

453 This is absolutely true. He did not even have a majority of liberals on his attempt to diminish the the commerce clause. Because Ginsberg screwed him and refused to sign the majority opinion on the last day, having a separate opinion on standby that negates everything Roberts opined. He was played for a fool. A complete fool. I will bet you anything Ginsberg orchestrated the entire thing. All Roberts did was spout meaningless nonsense.

Posted by: pat at June 29, 2012 08:15 PM (UFxap)

454 Do or do not!

Posted by: The house, senate, president at June 29, 2012 08:16 PM (D7lJF)

455 Hi ont, Hows everyone thise fine evening?

 

 

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 29, 2012 08:17 PM (fHyXI)

456

The decision to not buy insurance affects others directly by making it impossible to make universal healthcare coverage possible. 

"For the first time in history SCOTUS didn't bend the Constitution, didn't stretch it this way or that, didn't read things into it that aren't really there - no for the very first time they flat out ignored it."  So what was Roe v. Wade?  Such drama- At this moment employers can't even give an aptitude test before they hire someone- lest some minority not do as well as any other- and that's why employers are using college degrees as a proxy. Hence the higher ed bubble-

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:17 PM (h+/7G)

457 And you're doing that how? By pushing defeatist arguments? Look, I'm not saying this is a victory. But I am saying that by holing up with an "every-man-for-himself" pessimistic attitude isn't going to win you any of the political ground you need to secure your daughter's future. Ok, obviously your not getting it. At all. FYI, I am very involved in the political process, both locally and nationally. I will continue to be and I will continue to try and undo the damage that has been done here. I guess the best analogy I could give you is that at the moment I would liken the situation to the forest fires in Colorado. They are huge, raging out of control. You're assertion is that since I'm on the front lines trying to battle the blaze the fact that I'm calling out to my other firefighters to be careful and to watch themselves - to be prepared and to try to protect themselves from the blaze that somehow this is the same as giving up all efforts to stop the blaze. Honestly, have no idea where your getting it from - but whatever. Yes, I'll continue to do what I can to change things, never suggested that I wouldn't and never suggested anyone else should either. Me I'm a solutions oriented sort - all the cheerleading bullshit is useless in my mind. If we are going to fix the problem first it must be identified. Then obstacles must be noted and a plan must be made to remove them. That's what I'll be doing. In the meantime I'll also be making a backup plan, in case my efforts to battle the blaze fail. You can handle it however you wish.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:19 PM (R5yLq)

458

Posted by: DAve at June 30, 2012 01:17 AM (h+/7G)

welcome to the 52% idiocracy.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 29, 2012 08:19 PM (fHyXI)

459

Go Wi & CJ Roberts.

Make America turn out for this one.

Posted by: insurance is for 3 moves ahead at June 29, 2012 08:19 PM (D7lJF)

460 The Constitution started getting "attacked" even as the ink dried.  It's the nature of all things: atrophy.

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:20 PM (h+/7G)

461 so... I guess tonight's ONT won't have boobeh pics then?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 08:20 PM (LK3ef)

462 Property is theft.

Taxes are...the opposite of theft. Whatever that is.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 08:21 PM (jhiY8)

463 WOW!

Posted by: Still looking for the "breaking bad blue meth" at June 29, 2012 08:21 PM (D7lJF)

464 lou's a girl it's a bit of a shouty ONT

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 08:21 PM (LK3ef)

465 467 The Constitution started getting "attacked" even as the ink dried. It's the nature of all things: atrophy.

Posted by: DAve at June 30, 2012 01:20 AM (h+/7G)

This

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 29, 2012 08:22 PM (fHyXI)

466 469 Property is theft.

Taxes are...the opposite of theft. Whatever that is.


You aren't quite a Marxist progressive yet, keep working on it

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 08:22 PM (LK3ef)

467 @463:Such drama- -- Indeed. All this carping by people patting themselves on the back for "being realistic" is really kind of sick. I mean, if Romney gets in and we fail to repeal this, then I'm on board with the gloom and doom. But for cryin' out loud, until then am I supposed to be impressed and convinced by people whose only motivation seems to be a perverse desire to be able to say "I told you so" to everyone else who's trying right here right now to fight for what they too ostensibly want but somehow just seem to always find a way to morosely whine that it's actually impossible. Oh, right, but they're the ones who are the Real Fighters, whereas we're just silly pollyannas who don't understand the ultimately futility of our battle.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 08:22 PM (Y5I9o)

468 >>>Say what you want, I call that "giving up"

There is no road to freedom shorter than 100years that doesn't involve 86ing the Constitution and trying again, oh, and massive bloodshed.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at June 29, 2012 08:24 PM (GE1+K)

469 Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 30, 2012 01:12 AM (jhiY


You cannot be that which you are not

Posted by: the Bhudda, relaxing in Escondido at June 29, 2012 08:24 PM (Dll6b)

470 Universal health care was just the beginning.

In his second term, President-for-Life Obama will proclaim universal health. By budgetary reconciliation, if necessary.

How do we get rid of illness? By taxing it and subsidizing health. Just like with dirty energy and clean energy.

Duh.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 08:24 PM (jhiY8)

471

A rose is a rose.

A state is a state! 

Posted by: Admiral akroberts at June 29, 2012 08:24 PM (D7lJF)

472 "It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood."  SOS if you're still gonna be out on the firelines I'll see ya there-

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:25 PM (h+/7G)

473

ok JeremiadBullfrog

I will start kicking ass and knocking heads together.

Posted by: lou's a girl at June 29, 2012 08:25 PM (fHyXI)

474 'when you get f*cked, immediately take measures to get yourself unf*cked

Posted by: the Bhudda, relaxing in Escondido at June 29, 2012 08:26 PM (Dll6b)

475

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 30, 2012 01:02 AM (ZhEoC)

 

When I was in college, I remember driving on the 405 on Sunday afternoons after a day at the beach, and the freeway was deserted.  All those damn Democrats (and others not of legal status) moving here from Michigan or some other hell hole, looking for the good life.  I pretty much hate them all.

Posted by: joanne likes Trey Gowdys hair and other thingies at June 29, 2012 08:26 PM (GCsZz)

476 If it happened to the Romans it was going to happen to us. Every great nation has it's ebb and flow, gets remade at certain points, we will be no different. It just sucks for those who live through it.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at June 29, 2012 08:26 PM (ZhEoC)

477

Eygpt ....Haiti....America..

I'd hate these people too!

Posted by: fucking socialists at June 29, 2012 08:27 PM (D7lJF)

478 something to lighten the mood

http://tinyurl.com/7pel2dc

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 08:27 PM (LK3ef)

479 SOS if you're still gonna be out on the firelines I'll see ya there- Not just yes but hell yes. I'll stand shoulder to shoulder with you on that line either until the fire is beaten back or it consumes everything around us and we have no choice but to head for the river. All I'm saying is, ok folks, this blaze is a stone cold bitch and the river is that way. Keep it in mind.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:28 PM (R5yLq)

480 3,000 pages worth of incomprehensible legal tentacles are winding their way through our entire system, getting ready to strangle it as we speak.

Republicans had exactly two chances to bury this thing. Once in committee... thanks Olympia you ****ing whore. And once yesterday... thanks Roberts you ****ing whore. Infuriating beyond belief.

The only multidimensional chess being played here is the one where the Left is shoving each piece up every dimension of our ass.

Posted by: Ward of the State #3673295A at June 29, 2012 08:30 PM (fWqsc)

481 Damn, now I want some Oreos but since they're pandering to my LGBT friends with their rainbow filling campaign I'm conflicted- did you know they serve Swedish meatballs at IKEA for cheeeeeeeeep???

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:30 PM (h+/7G)

482 459>>
Would you rather be aboard the tank or under the tank treads?


Um......the second one?

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at June 29, 2012 08:31 PM (Asr6U)

483 An Apple IIe? Really?

Posted by: Arms Merchant at June 29, 2012 08:31 PM (+XVQe)

484 Besides I was told that (according to the Constitution) all taxing authority must begin in the HOUSE which means good luck with that Obamacare supporters...

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:32 PM (h+/7G)

485 Sarah Palin called Nancy Pelosi a dingbat. So what? steevy cals the President a Stuttering Clusterfuck of a Misersble Failure, all the time. So, an ex-Governor/media personality calls out an ex- SOT/current powerful member of the house of Reps a dingbat. Color me less than impressed.

Posted by: Deety at June 29, 2012 08:33 PM (rH+V2)

486 Christmas in July June

http://tinyurl.com/6qj8v6u

(probably NSFW)

Posted by: chemjeff at June 29, 2012 08:33 PM (LK3ef)

487 Well no matter how badly we've screwed up June it will be over soon-

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:35 PM (h+/7G)

488 458---"For the first time in history SCOTUS didn't bend the Constitution, didn't stretch it this way or that, didn't read things into it that aren't really there - no for the very first time they flat out ignored it." Reading things into it that aren't there IS ignoring it. And really, can you say SCOTUS hasn't utterly ignored the 10th amendment for decades? In any case, Roberts pretended his decision was based on the taxing powers. Ginsberg has always maintained that the chief guide to judicial review should be "enlightened world opinion" and not the text of the Constitution. She's always ignored it, but to give her credit, she has done so openly. The minute people get it into their heads that "Constitutional" equals "good," as opposed to "lawful," you've got trouble. And we've had that trouble for a long time.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 08:36 PM (C8mVl)

489 @464: You're assertion is that since I'm on the front lines trying to battle the blaze the fact that I'm calling out to my other firefighters to be careful and to watch themselves - to be prepared and to try to protect themselves from the blaze that somehow this is the same as giving up all efforts to stop the blaze. -- Um, no. I agree with your calls for concern, caution, and preparedness. I disagree with your overwrought, defeatist statements, and I consider them counterproductive. Here are the statements of yours that I consider defeatist: @314:"In the long term Roberts just signed the death warrant of what we all once knew as the United States of America. " @389:"Without that, we have no America. Not anymore." @418:"Sadly, I don't think we can." @458:"My point is and has always been, that cannot be undone." I completely agree with your recommendations not to polish the turd and to be always prepared and fighting, and I'm glad that you're doing so on a local level. But fuck, dude, when you say things like that, and then in the same breath say that you don't think the fighting will be worthwhile and use phrases like "cannot be undone", well, how is that not defeatist? How am I supposed to read that and say, 'Wow, I'm glad this guy is out there fighting for me. I want to join up and fight by his side too'? I understand you want to be realistic about the steep challenges that lie ahead, and I agree. But how are you supposed to recruit if you keep peppering your remarks with statements that strongly suggest you believe the battle has already been lost? And if you actually believe the battle is unwinnable or has in fact already been lost, why are you fighting at all?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 08:36 PM (Y5I9o)

490 Graple to my heart!

Posted by: fucking socialists at June 29, 2012 08:37 PM (D7lJF)

491 Hey, does this dunce cap make my butt look big?

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 08:37 PM (vbh31)

492 486, right on.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 08:38 PM (qqlqB)

493 I'll see you on the dark side.

Posted by: No such thing as better DNA at June 29, 2012 08:38 PM (D7lJF)

494 http://tinyurl.com/6qj8v6u

Posted by: chemjeff at June 30, 2012 01:33 AM (LK3ef)


Too small.  BIGGER!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 08:38 PM (4ixH5)

495 485, CJ, nice.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 08:39 PM (qqlqB)

496 OMG, Greta's on again.  I've watched (or semi-listened) to all the FOX shows twice.  Jason Chavetz is on.  He will be mentioning Trey Gowdy.  Hear that, Neidermeyer?

Posted by: joanne likes Trey Gowdys hair and other thingies at June 29, 2012 08:39 PM (GCsZz)

497 And good evening again.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 08:40 PM (4ixH5)

498

More fun than the original!

See it needs ..................?

Tyranny vs Taxes!!!!

Posted by: november 2012 at June 29, 2012 08:41 PM (D7lJF)

499 Roberts is a big muddled pussy. That is his legacy.

Posted by: ray at June 29, 2012 08:41 PM (wl2vr)

500 Boo!

Posted by: The ghosts of wisconson at June 29, 2012 08:42 PM (D7lJF)

501 Well no matter how badly we've screwed up June it will be over soon Well the battle plan here is a simple one. Not only do we have to do anything/everything necessary to get Mittens elected, we need to hold the House and get him a filibuster proof Senate to boot. Anything short of that and, again just being realistic here, odds are good we are screwed. Then we have to hold Mittens and all of the worthless shitbags we currently have in Congress feet over the fire and force them to start changing course. It won't be easy, and we are very likely to suffer more defeats along the way - but it's what we have to work with so we'll just have to make do and see if we can make it work. Sucks, but there it is.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:42 PM (R5yLq)

502 >> The only multidimensional chess being played here is the one where the Left is shoving each piece up every dimension of our ass

And

>> Um......the second one?

>> Rachel Corrie

As Breitbart said, this place has the best commenters.

I truly LOL'd.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 08:42 PM (jhiY8)

503 I can't rent a room in my own house to whoever I want.  And that didn't change yesterday.

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:42 PM (h+/7G)

504 evening, just want to say "hallo ihr Trotteln" which means "Hi morons". And then I am out again, too much beer.

Posted by: Ma Bell at June 29, 2012 08:43 PM (uVuwp)

505 By way of congratulations on my devastatingly intellectual opinion on our finding, Uncle Slow Joe sent me a coloring book and some crayons for my trip to Malta. It feels sooooooo good to finally hobnob with the elite! 

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 08:45 PM (vbh31)

506 Many Rivers to Cross: based on a true story-http://tinyurl.com/5b7t3c

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:45 PM (h+/7G)

507 But fuck, dude, when you say things like that, and then in the same breath say that you don't think the fighting will be worthwhile and use phrases like "cannot be undone", well, how is that not defeatist? So when was Roe V Wade overturned? You call it defeatist, I call it realistic. I can't fight the fire if I only focus on a few tiny blazes in front of me and completely ignore the conflagration that is feeding it. Maybe it would help if I put this another way. You want to drain the swamp. I want to drain the swamp. I'm just saying that while we both want the same thing and we are both working to accomplish that goal, it would be foolish not to recognize that we are currently up to our asses in alligators.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:46 PM (R5yLq)

508 514, SOS, if you apply reality, as you say, decisions come easier.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 08:47 PM (qqlqB)

509 I will be hailed as a savior in each and every third-world commie shithole, from sea to shining sea!

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 08:47 PM (vbh31)

510 Allen West: Nancy Pelosi Somewhat Delusional

http://tinyurl.com/6pwdbgn

Somewhat?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 08:48 PM (4ixH5)

511 This will be my last game of checkers.

Posted by: admiral akroberts at June 29, 2012 08:50 PM (D7lJF)

512 hmm collector's edition of Ni No Kuni coming to the states

Posted by: The Dude at June 29, 2012 08:51 PM (tw6Ar)

513 I sure am glad I read The U.S. Constitution For Dummies in late April.

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 08:52 PM (vbh31)

514 Yeah, well, as Cicero would say, if nothing else you can drive the enemies of the Republic batty. You can quietly let them step on your face or you can bite their ankles as the foot comes down. So fighting them hard has its compensations, even if we're doooooooomed.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 08:52 PM (C8mVl)

515 Remembering that goddam Jerry Brown was regularly bangin' Linda Ronstadt during the seventies has properly refocussed my rage after tonite's festivities

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:54 PM (h+/7G)

516 @514:"So when was Roe V Wade overturned? " "it would be foolish not to recognize that we are currently up to our asses in alligators. " -- ok, I agree. I guess we have a difference in tone regarding what we think will persuade people. Well, it takes all kinds. Carry on, soldier. Sorry to have got in your way.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at June 29, 2012 08:54 PM (Y5I9o)

517 YaaY,
Both kittehs home safe after the big storm.


Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2012 08:55 PM (XG53A)

518 As a going away gift, my kids presented me with a double roll of Bill Of Rights toilet paper. We heard you can get the trots real easy there.

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 08:55 PM (vbh31)

519 I'm beginning to suspect that Roberts did indeed change the decision at the last minute because of political pressure from the Thugocracy......but did it because it pissed him off and not because he chickened out, and that there's a big FU in the way this will play out.

To start with, remember the SCOTUS' workload. they only issue a couple of dozen opinions per term, and mostly just ignore the hoi-polloi. Real work of judging is done in "inferior courts" -- original jurisdiction and courts of appeal. But the SCOTUS is supposed to guide these courts by means of their opinions.....and what did SCOTUS just tell them?

Roberts' opinion says, "we've got 5-4 that it fails Commerce Clause -- take that down. If anyone shows up, waves the piece of paper around and says 'Commerce Clause', they lose -- and DON'T SCREW THAT UP BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO OVERRULE YOUR FOOLISHNESS. Next, we were supposed to look at the individual mandate, which says you're supposed to buy insurance....but if you look at the law real carefully, it says that you pay this weird income tax if you don't buy insurance but can't go to jail. Can't keep Congress from doing weird income taxes or we'd never do anything else. Now, speaking off the cuff....and not part of the opinion....I've heard through the grapevine that there's supposed to be zillions of pages of regulations spewed out of this pustulent carbuncle -- but they weren't included in the hot mess that came to our court. Let's just make sure that everyone understands that these regulations must be consistent with a tax, so we don't have any conflicting circuit issues that feed things up to us again [shoots meaningful gaze at 9th circuit judges, who look at their shoes -- except for Kozinski, who's trying to keep from laughing out loud]."

So, the way this plays out is that Roberts gets 5 Justices to torpedo the thing on the basis that it's not Commerce Clause. Might even have drafted the opinion. Then he gets this constant shitstorm from the WH, along with Kagan and Sotomayor whining, and this gets on his nerves. So he comes up with a way to apparently approve Obamacare at SCOTUS, but make this thing consistently fail at the appellate level or below just to twist the knife -- it need never rise to SCOTUS again. He takes it back to his original buds, and they recoil from the waste and human cost and say, "we can't sign up to that!!!"

He goes back over to the lefties and says, "let's make a deal. We've had a lot of unpleasantness -- Ruth says she wants to retire while Obama can choose a replacement, I've got 5-4 that Obamacare fails on the Commerce Clause, I've got a media shitstorm, Kagan keeps whining about being ruined if the WH's sexual history dossier on her is ever published, Sotomayor's got that cousin.....Ruth stays until after the inauguration, and we'll sustain Obamacare -- but only on the "taxation" grounds that were brought up for five minutes on day 2 by what's-'is-name, the idiot."

Walking away with the agreement made, he thinks: "wait until Sibelius finds out she's been made into a 3rd-level IRS agent instead of Health Queen....."

I got to this scenario by pondering the fact that it wasn't really a choice between SCOTUS giving us all we wanted or giving the Administration all they wanted.....it was whether SCOTUS did anything at all. Imagine how much worse off we'd be if SCOTUS had ruled that the issue wasn't "ripe"! Instead, SCOTUS borrowed a page from improvisational acting and told BHO -- "yeah, sure, it's legal....so long as you continue to act like a lobster." SCOTUS could have just said, "no, it's not legal" or "we don't yet care" -- but the Administration managed to piss Roberts off. Now they'll get bundles of court decisions on the regulations that say, "you could only do that if you were a lobster (oops, sorry, this was a tax)....and it sure doesn't look that way."

To put icing on that cupcake, he's pranked the lefties into crowing about the screwjob and clarified that reconciliation can spike the heart of this monster, made it so that the death-of-a-thousand cuts comes from some other court than SCOTUS -- and, further, that it will look like the Administration's ineptitude every time it happens.....and provided a blueprint for combating overly-broad legislation in the future ("Dodd-Frank? Oh, sure it's constitutional....it appears to be one of the 'uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States' in the enumerated powers.")

I don't know if I'm convinced -- and events can certainly go different ways from here. But I'm not quite ready to burn Roberts at the stake yet.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 08:56 PM (kaalw)

520 I'm sure glad Katie Holmes is gonna be on the market again soon.  *Hafta start using deodorant*

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 08:56 PM (h+/7G)

521

OK, the decision sucks, or seems to for the time being.

;;;;;;;;;

New and better judges are the only answer to that.

;;;;;

You know the rest.

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

I'm ready to move on, this part of the battle is over and there is much to be done.

Posted by: Meremortal at June 29, 2012 08:57 PM (Usk3+)

522 SOS, if you apply reality, as you say, decisions come easier. When it comes to things like this I tend to think of them in military terms. I recognize that our enemy is powerful, entrenched, and has a lot of firepower. That doesn't mean I'm giving up the fight, it just means that I'm identifying their strength so I can best prepare for the battle. I'm also making contingency plans as well, because that's what you do in a situation like this one. So yes, I will continue to fight within the system for as long as I can to save America. The real game changer for me was that after this latest SCOTUS decision, I have realized that it might someday become a very real possibility that it just might not be possible. It might someday become a very real possibility that at some point the only option we have left is a second revolution, and another Constitutional convention so we can make certain that this doesn't happen again. Until yesterday I never believed that I would see such a thing in my lifetime. Yesterday I was confronted by the cold hard fact that it might very well come to pass. That was what changed for me yesterday. I guess others may not see it that way, and that's fine. All I can do is call out a warning. So I'll just keep doing what I can to prevent it, but now I am also forced by these events to prepare for it as well. I hope others will do the same. I just really, sincerely hope that it will never come to the point where my preparations were necessary. The last thing in the world I want is to tell someone I told you so - I will be far happier if a decade from now someone is telling me "See, I told you that you were just being paranoid".

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 08:57 PM (R5yLq)

523 I'm okay with Holmes on the market if it means having the illusion of seeing her tits again like in The Gift (pretty sure it was a body double)

Posted by: The Dude at June 29, 2012 08:59 PM (tw6Ar)

524 2 million plus people without power in VA right now. Better come back before the heat tomorrow.

Posted by: CDR M at June 29, 2012 08:59 PM (9a3S5)

525 520 I sure am glad I read The U.S. Constitution For Dummies in late April.

*glares at book*

Hmmm. Didn't notice this before when Ruthie B.G. lent it to me. Looks a little dusty.

*wipes front cover, blows off dust*

Wait! What the... The U.S. Constitution *Is* For Dummies.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Posted by: John Roberts at June 29, 2012 09:00 PM (gJ5CI)

526 But I'm not quite ready to burn Roberts at the stake yet.

I thank you, and Grandma Ginsburg thanks you. She always used to tell me that the darkest hour is always right before the dawn. Whew.

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 09:00 PM (vbh31)

527 Yay cthulhu that's my suspicion too but I'm too ill-informed to really grasp it all and far stoopid to say it that well-

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 09:01 PM (h+/7G)

528

Only chicago Knows for sure.

It's a Tax!

Posted by: admiral akroberts at June 29, 2012 09:02 PM (D7lJF)

529 529-- Well said.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 29, 2012 09:02 PM (C8mVl)

530 At Least the cookies are free.

Posted by: green pumps at June 29, 2012 09:03 PM (D7lJF)

531 My work is done here. Carry on plebes.

Posted by: CJ Roberts at June 29, 2012 09:03 PM (vbh31)

532 Oops. Read the srong number. Only 852,000 out of power.

Posted by: CDR M at June 29, 2012 09:04 PM (9a3S5)

533 You already know what kind of judge Obama will put in. I can only imagine what kind of maniac judges he has waiting in the wings down in the minors.


Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at June 29, 2012 11:00 PM (Asr6U)


I'm thinking Alcee Hastings could be a judge again.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 09:05 PM (kaalw)

534 This will not end well.

Posted by: bacon at June 29, 2012 09:06 PM (D7lJF)

535 Regarding Katie Holmes and "on the market": Several celebrities you do not want sloppy seconds from.

1) Tom Cruise -- Too much Scientology

2) Prince -- Too much...well, let's just say he's a tough act to follow. Sorry, Sheena Easton.

Now Michael Douglass is kind of a cool dude. However, I'd take Catherine Zeta-Jones off his hands without similar qualms.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 09:06 PM (jhiY8)

536 So Roberts was supposed to put the court and his into the top target list for the Inevitable DoucheBag Cannibal Army.

Here Nino you haul ammo.   Clarence and I will take turns on the .50 here with the sandbags at the top of the steps.

Or,

Since all this has done is alter the DOOM model a little.

They watch and toast from the windows as IDBCA eats Congress.  Who run around trying to hide behind the Supes Robes while the SCOAMFT Chicago mob and the academic commie fruit cakes shit everywhere they can.

Posted by: DaveA at June 29, 2012 09:06 PM (XG53A)

537 I believe that seconds from Tom Cruise wouldn't be so bad since I doubt that concha has been used too much

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 09:08 PM (h+/7G)

538 529, fall back and get a fuckin reload. We went full tilt, and got smoked, but WE DON'T LOSE. The Green Machine has not lost in a while. I do not intend to start now.

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 09:08 PM (qqlqB)

539   Only 852,000 out of power.

Posted by: CDR M at June 30, 2012 02:04 AM (9a3S5)

 

Tell'em to burn some coal, muhuhahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Prez 4 Evah Superhero Genius at June 29, 2012 09:08 PM (Usk3+)

540 Alive & kicking!

Posted by: simple minds at June 29, 2012 09:08 PM (D7lJF)

541 544, it's 'chocha' isn't it

Posted by: 19K - B5D, call me Gordon Freeman at June 29, 2012 09:09 PM (qqlqB)

542 DAve: True, but no doubt she's been thoroughly mind-fucked.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 09:10 PM (jhiY8)

543 Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 01:56 AM (kaalw) I still say he sold us out. Hey, did ya ever manage to unload them Marillion tickets?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:12 PM (4ixH5)

544

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 30, 2012 02:10 AM (jhiY


just makes her easy prey

Posted by: The Dude at June 29, 2012 09:14 PM (tw6Ar)

545 If I had the deciding SC vote on ObamaTax, it would look just like Trayvon -- dead and gone.
 
Then again, I've never voted for a tax increase and I never miss a vote.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 29, 2012 09:16 PM (ccXZP)

546 Amazing. Local Fox affiliate was running a story about a man left adrift in a life raft for seven days. The ninny anchorwoman actually said "after Hurricane Debby derailed their boat."

Derailed.

Were they at an amusement park? How deep could the water have been in that case?

Posted by: epobirs at June 29, 2012 09:18 PM (kcfmt)

547 Randy Barnett - Is The Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling A Turning Point In Constitutional Law?

http://tinyurl.com/c6eznps

Barnett's a smart dude and one of ours, so always worth a read.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:20 PM (4ixH5)

548 Good Lord... I am so emotionally drained from the fucking my country is taking. I took a shot of Black Label at 10:30 yesterday mornIng so my hands would stop shaking. That's unlike me. I don't drink, as a rule, and never at work. The last time I needed to use booze as medicine was the night Bitch McConnell agreed not to filibuster Obamacare since they all wanted to get home for Christmas.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at June 29, 2012 09:20 PM (I2LwF)

549 I'm beginning to suspect that Roberts did indeed change the decision at the last minute because of political pressure from the Thugocracy......but did it because it pissed him off and not because he chickened out, and that there's a big FU in the way this will play out. Cthulu, I get your point. I think your also aware I have a great deal of respect for your opinions, not to mention the fact that HB loves you to death.. lol. My thought process here is a little different. No matter what Robert's motives might have been, regardless of how this plays out - the only way to justify the opinion he wrote is to ignore not only the Obamacare law as it is written but to ignore a very specific limitation in the Constitution as well. Even if one accepts the notion the Obamacare debacle is a tax even though several sections of the law spell out in no uncertain terms that it is not, the Constitution does not allow Congress the power to levy this type of tax. It doesn't fall into any acceptable category of tax that Congress has the power to levy, and the Robert's opinion flat out ignores this fact. Maybe Roberts did have good reasons to want to uphold Obamacare and toss it back in Congress's face. Maybe he is wicked smart and that everything you say will come to pass will come to pass as a result. My thinking here is it doesn't matter. The ends will not justify the means. SCOTUS should never be able to simply ignore the Constitution, no matter what the eventual outcome. So yes, get where your coming from and really hope you are right. But in the end, If a supposedly conservative Chief Justice has gotten to the point where he thinks he can ignore the Constitution, then where are we as a nation? Just some food for thought I guess. HB says howdy by the way.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 09:21 PM (R5yLq)

550 550 Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 01:56 AM (kaalw)

I still say he sold us out.


Hey, did ya ever manage to unload them Marillion tickets?

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 02:12 AM (4ixH5)



Nope. I'm here instead of there.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 09:21 PM (kaalw)

551 So, does Scientology now need another beard for Tom Cruise, now that Katie Holmes has fulfilled her contract? Who are the likely candidates?

We're looking for an actress in her early 20s who maybe had some small success in a TV drama and some supporting film roles. Must be willing to produce at least one child via artificial insemination.

Posted by: epobirs at June 29, 2012 09:23 PM (kcfmt)

552 You know what's good though? Knowing we have a shot to send a conservative-- not a RINO, to the House in Congress this time. Nine weeks til the Primary.

Posted by: Truman North, iPhone snob at June 29, 2012 09:24 PM (I2LwF)

553 @430 (navybrat) It's very clear from the oral arguments (which frankly hardly focused on the Constitution) that the four Justices in the dissent were looking at the damage it would do the country as opposed to whether it was actually constitutional. That's exactly what liberals do w/ things like "Citizens United". Screw it if it's constitutional, it'll hurt the country! With Alito going on and on about the deficit (not a constitutional issue) and Kennedy wondering about insurance companies profits and Scalia, much as I love him, just treating this hugely important law as a joke ("I'd read the whole thing, but it would violate the cruel and unusual punishment amendment") and Thomas there silent, sphinx-like....sorry, they wanted to legislate from the bench. From the beginning. Roberts stood up to them and got good chips from the liberals in my opinion in return. I've also heard he would've just thrown the mandate out but Scalia and Kennedy wouldn't agree...it all had to go. And it wasn't all unconstitutional. Btw, Kennedy is known for reading the papers before ruling. Does anyone think he would have ruled that way if the law was 75% popular instead of unpopular? It's a fair question. As people call CJ Roberts a coward. I stood w/ Walker in WI. I stand w/ Roberts now, and w/out apology. But you say "fuck him"? Since he's a member of the Fed government, I won't disagree.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 29, 2012 09:25 PM (uTBHY)

554 Cruise and Holmes splitting... Cruise may want another Scientologist... you know who this helps?




Yup. John Travolta NTTAWWT

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at June 29, 2012 09:27 PM (gJ5CI)

555 We got here incrementally and that's how we'll get back

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 09:28 PM (h+/7G)

556 I'm here instead of there. Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 02:21 AM (kaalw) Tear, man.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:30 PM (4ixH5)

557 What good is the Constitution if Jerry Brown can bang Linda Ronstadt and Tom Cruise can bang Katie Holmes?

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 09:31 PM (h+/7G)

558 I think it's more likely that Roberts ruled as he did on orders from those who put him in power, the GOP Establishment, rather than to please the opposition.

Posted by: davidt at June 29, 2012 09:33 PM (p9yIY)

559 Hey, who here is an IT geek/guru?

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:34 PM (4SKYj)

560 Simple pleasures.

Posted by: simple minds at June 29, 2012 09:34 PM (D7lJF)

561 Where's Beanervt?

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:35 PM (4SKYj)

562 sorry, they wanted to legislate from the bench.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 30, 2012 02:25 AM (uTBHY)


That doesn't mean what you seem to think it means.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:36 PM (4ixH5)

563 Where's Beanervt?

Posted by: Jerry at June 30, 2012 02:35 AM (4SKYj)


He's off on Fridays, no?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:36 PM (4ixH5)

564 It's all over but the crying.

Posted by: simple minds at June 29, 2012 09:37 PM (D7lJF)

565 Damn Rob! Go get him. I Got Questions.

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:37 PM (4SKYj)

566 Well, Jerry, if he's away there's little my summon-fu will accomplish but I'll give it the ole college try. I SUMMON FORTH BEAN! http://tinyurl.com/7z7ma9d

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:38 PM (4ixH5)

567 On CNN tonight, the libs said that the Senate needed 60 votes not 51 because...and get this...repealing Obamacare would raise the deficit. Man were they smug.

Posted by: sexypig at June 29, 2012 09:39 PM (wWV5q)

568 Linda Ronstadt can sing like a sonofabitch, but she favors the feed bag.

You know what's crazy? Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 29, 2012 09:39 PM (jhiY8)

569 Hey, who here is an IT geek/guru? I know enough to be dangerous. How can I help?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 09:39 PM (R5yLq)

570 We're com'n for you

Posted by: All your money at June 29, 2012 09:39 PM (D7lJF)

571 Bean does IT for a living doesn't he?

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:40 PM (4SKYj)

572 Stuck, Is the Security+ certification (CompTIA) worth anything?

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:41 PM (4SKYj)

573 Beandoes IT for a living doesn't he? I used to, before the economy turned to shit.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 09:41 PM (R5yLq)

574 Us or Them!?

Posted by: nov 2012 at June 29, 2012 09:41 PM (D7lJF)

575 It's all over but the crying.

Posted by: simple minds at June 30, 2012 02:37 AM (D7lJF)


sounds like my sex life

Posted by: The Dude at June 29, 2012 09:41 PM (tw6Ar)

576 Ann Althouse, straight and to the point.

http://tinyurl.com/cf6v5st

Not that I'm endorsing these opinions, I just think they're notable.  And I like sharing.

Well, sharing this kinda thing anyway.  It's not like I'd share a beautiful woman with you savages or anything, so fuck off!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:42 PM (4ixH5)

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 09:42 PM (h+/7G)

578 >>>repealing Obamacare would raise the deficit. Man were they smug. Not if we do the whole thing. Heh heh heh. They forgot their own accounting tricks, 4 years of taxes 2 years of benefits. Guess what 2 years of taxes have already been collected.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Lite! 98% Anger Free! at June 29, 2012 09:43 PM (GE1+K)

579 Beandoes IT for a living doesn't he?

Posted by: Jerry at June 30, 2012 02:40 AM (4SKYj)


I'm not exactly sure what he does.  I know he likes sailing, beautiful women and sailing with beautiful women.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:44 PM (4ixH5)

580 Rob, I guess that counts for something, sailing and all, but still leaves me wondering about my question. ha

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:45 PM (4SKYj)

581 Stuck, Is the Security+ certification(CompTIA)worth anything? In terms of actual, real world, useful knowledge? Iffy at best. It's not that hard to pass and the cert that is considered pretty entry level. Any cert you've got makes you a little more employable to a certain extent and looks good on a resume. But truthfully as security certs are concerned Security+ would be pretty much the lowest end. If you can take it without it costing you an arm and a leg it might be worth considering again just from the resume filling aspect.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 09:46 PM (R5yLq)

582 cthulhu, Sorry I did not get back to you on the tickets thing. I overslept this morning and barely had time to get to work.

Posted by: eman at June 29, 2012 09:50 PM (ejmiE)

583 Stuck, I can get it for free. Just wondering if it will open doors or not or even if it's recognized.

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 09:50 PM (4SKYj)

584 Just some food for thought I guess. HB says howdy by the way.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 02:21 AM (R5yLq)



Howdy to HB!


To begin with, I only know what I read -- and I'd have to be in mortal peril to submit to reading the actual text of the law. But from what I hear, there are many, many, many parts where the drafters were "too clever by half."



Most everyone is familiar with the severability clause, that was intentionally yanked (it's in the word processors of legislators as "yadayada" and attached to the end of every bill -- even those with just one section). Another one -- and my failing neurons are dredging this out of the sludge -- was that the penalty was X% of taxable income to a maximum of $Y, was to be included on your 1040, the IRS was going to collect it, but (in order to feel more like a fine), you could not be jailed for failing to pay it even though you could be jailed for not paying anything else on the return.



And Roberts is going, "oh, you hiked the income tax by X%". Not a previously unknown tax; not a poll tax; not a fine or penalty; not a tax on breathing or imminent enslavement.... If everyone told Obamacare to take a hike (to avoid the penalty, you'd have to provide information about your qualifying insurance plan), it'd look just like an across-the-board increase in Federal tax rates.


Now this is very much like, "ok, do the scene again, but pretend you're a lobster." Federal tax administration has been heavily litigated, and there's case law out the yingyang for all sorts of strange things. 



It's completely obvious that this is a bolt from the blue....and there is every indication of shady machinations behind it.....but it's not outright capitulation -- it sounds more like "come down and fight in the bayou, after dark...." But there was the "easy out" of joining with the cons -- why'd that get passed up?



Alternatively, why not just punt? There were a zillion opportunities -- it's not "ripe", it's not a tax under anti-injunction, can't see the regs....they could easily have kicked the can. They have no obligation to take a case at all.


And then I thought.....what would be worse than overturning and guaranteeing that you will see it again time and time again? How about sustaining, and guaranteeing that you WON'T see it again, because all subsequent cases are decided against it and never make it to SCOTUS?







Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 09:50 PM (kaalw)

585 563 I'm here instead of there.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 02:21 AM (kaalw)

Tear, man.

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 02:30 AM (4ixH5)



The only sorrow I have is that we couldn't find a moron who wanted to go. The BH is in no shape to be there, she's asleep -- and it's an hour away and most likely still playing.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 09:54 PM (kaalw)

586 Stuck, I can get it for free. Just wondering if it will open doors or not or even if it's recognized. I wouldn't say it would open the door, but it might allow you to get your foot in at least. Thing is many of the higher level certs actually require you to have worked in computer security for a year or longer before they will actually let you take the certification. So from that aspect if you can take it for free, hell yes. It won't be a game changer for most employers, but it least it indicates you have an interest in pursuing that career path and that you have some aptitude for it.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 09:55 PM (R5yLq)

587 573 Well, Jerry, if he's away there's little my summon-fu will accomplish but I'll give it the ole college try.

I SUMMON FORTH BEAN!

http://tinyurl.com/7z7ma9d

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 02:38 AM (4ixH5)



Whoof! *I* feel summoned -- was there a bit of tentacle in the upper left?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 09:56 PM (kaalw)

588 @436 (stuckonstupid) Look, I'm not a tax law expert. If you know anything (not a lot, just literally anything) then you know more than me. But I think to myself this: People tax cigarettes and the government openly admit it's to discourage people from smoking. How easy it could be to say there's a Government Mandate against smoking, and the tax on the cigarettes is the "penalty" (i.e. tax). It seems similar to this health care thing to me. Is there a Mandate to get married? If not, why do they get a tax benefit? Is that unconstitutional? Is it governing "commerce"? And marriage is commerce (e.g. the license). Many here would have cheered for the mandate being called a tax in 2009 because we could have used it against the Dems in the mid-terms. But now it's absurd? Look, I can only tell you from a personal view: I always considered it a tax and was told by a person or two who knows tax law better than me (but so does everyone) that that was the way to defend the law. I would've tossed the Mandate out and then forced the Dems to raise taxes honestly not by another name. But Roberts got the four Libs to admit it was a tax. That's not nothing. Use it. Once I was dead set against Romney. No more. Not after Obama kept blaming Bush well into the fourth year and Romney showed some guts in not throwing Trump overboard. We can defund this thing w/ Budget Reconciliation and use that as leverage to pick off Dems to initiate repeal and replace (and it will have to be replaced to be repealed). It's not over. Not even close. But never never never...I mean NEVER resort to legislating from the Bench. When you do you just tried to kill someone else by drinking poison yourself. And then you're truly, as the Red Baron said in his last words: "kaput".

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 29, 2012 09:57 PM (uTBHY)

589 590 Stuck, I can get it for free. Just wondering if it will open doors or not or even if it's recognized. Posted by: Jerry at June 30, 2012 02:50 AM (4SKYj) Free is a good price. If you're going to get certs get certs in an area you intend to spend time in to become proficient. Nothing so maddening as someone with a cert who doesn't actually *do* that. Certs drive me nuts anyway, because of the Certification Explosion, people with expendable income who are good at taking tests have a million of 'em, and they're like a "tax" on IT people otherwise. Yes, they make a difference, more with some companies than others. They can be as expensive as a college education for certain specializations. Feels a little "guildy." Wish I'd come up with the idea, though.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 09:58 PM (bxiXv)

590 Hey folks. Dang, this thread needs some levity.

Activated Charcoal: what can't it do?!?
http://tinyurl.com/83d5jkq

(And by the way, how do you 'activate' charcoal anyway? I searched and searched but couldn't find any 'off/on' switch on my bag of Kingston MatchLight briquets.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 29, 2012 09:58 PM (7B7jB)

591 "Mr. Brownstone" by GNR:

http://youtu.be/KVYDnQwi3OQ

Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 09:58 PM (ruiF1)

592

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 02:54 AM (kaalw)


Ya know if you had just asked me to fly up there in a skirt and a wig I might have.


Okay, not really.


Probably not really.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 09:59 PM (4ixH5)

593

Stuck, I'm trying to decide wether to do that, or go out west for an archeological dig. Yes, two wildly different fields.

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 10:01 PM (4SKYj)

594 There is a third option, contractor in Douchebagistan.

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 10:02 PM (4SKYj)

595 Where in the Constitution would authorize or condone the Lousiana purchase??? was the plaintive wail at the time, not unlike our own...

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 10:02 PM (h+/7G)

596 Howdy to HB! Hmm.. she's grinning from ear to ear. I think I might have to keep a closer eye on you two from now on.. lol I guess time will tell on the recent SCOTUS decision. Me, I'm going to be making sure I'm well stocked and prepared for the absolute worst. The way I see it Roberts ignored the Constitution. Ok, granted, not a lawyer, never even played on on TV, but it seemed pretty blatant to me. I freely admit he might have some grand master scheme as you suggest, but regardless of the outcome I just can't condone the opinion under those circumstances. I guess the other thing that really hit me was the recent announcement by POTUS (or in deference to Steevy, SCOMAF) that he now has the power to selectively enforce whatever laws he likes and ignore those he doesn't, and the deafening silence that resulted from it. Frankly, that scares the shit out of me.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:03 PM (R5yLq)

597 Roger that

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 10:05 PM (h+/7G)

598 599
Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 02:54 AM (kaalw)

Ya know if you had just asked me to fly up there in a skirt and a wig I might have.
Okay, not really.
Probably not really.

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 02:59 AM (4ixH5)



I appreciate the thought, but the best thing is a quiet night with the BH sleeping up in the other room. I'm sure it's a great show, and I wish some other 'ron had been able to see it, but c'est la vie. I should probably have started shopping the tix as soon as she was on an IV drip, but my attention was elsewhere and I hadn't discussed it with her.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 10:06 PM (kaalw)

599 I was gonna say something else on SCOTUS, but I think I'm just gonna let everyone else argue over whether it was "rape-rape."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:08 PM (bxiXv)

600 @606 I hear you Mero, I've been avoiding that conversation.

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 10:09 PM (4SKYj)

601 And a little something from Rand Simberg...

http://tinyurl.com/7uubfna

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 10:09 PM (4ixH5)

602 But I think to myself this: People tax cigarettes and the government openly admit it's to discourage people from smoking. Cigarettes are a tangible product that must be purchased. If you don't purchase them, you don't have to pay the tax. The "tax" in Obamacare is pretty much bass ackwards from this concept. If you don't want healthcare, tough shit. You will either purchase it anyway or you will pay a tax. The rub here is that taxes, like the ones on cigarettes, are permitted by the Constitution. The tax like the one in Obamacare is not. It does not fall into any of the very limited powers of taxation granted to Congress by the Constitution. The income tax didn't either, not initially. They had to pass a Constitutional amendment to grant Congress that power (the 16th I think, could be wrong, going off the top of my head). That is my issue. Hopefully that clarifies. Also, I never stated I wished anyone to legislate from the bench. I do however think that above all people the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court should actually take note of what is in the Constitution and not ignore restrictions that are spelled out in crystal clear language when issuing a ruling.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:09 PM (R5yLq)

603

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 03:06 AM (kaalw)


Ah jeez, man, is the Better Half doing that badly?


Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 10:10 PM (4ixH5)

604 Hey Kids,  beooootiful night in the neighborhood.

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 10:10 PM (ufJKx)

605 I think Roberts (in his role as chief justice) was motivated by a desire to protect the legitimacy of the Court.* His statements regarding the Commerce Clause and some of the other issues raised are thoughtful and well-written but his gymnastics to justify his opinion on tax versus penalty make one wonder whether he actually believes his justification for upholding ObamaCare. The evidence suggesting he might have changed his vote as well as his statement regarding elections having consequences only reinforce that conclusion. Ultimately, then, it appears he (ironically) made a political decision in a desire to appear "above the fray".

*Which is not unusual, but is a terrible mistake in this case.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at June 29, 2012 10:11 PM (d6QMz)

606 I appreciate the thought, but the best thing is a quiet night with the BH sleeping up in the other room. I'm sure it's a great show, and I wish some other 'ron had been able to see it, but c'est la vie. I should probably have started shopping the tix as soon as she was on an IV drip, but my attention was elsewhere and I hadn't discussed it with her. All our love and prayers to BH, if there is anything we can do let us know.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:12 PM (R5yLq)

607 @569 (robert) "Legislating from the bench doesn't seem to mean what you think it does". If J Alito strikes down a law because he worried about the deficit...yeah, to me that's legislating from the bench. Because it has nothing to do w/ the Constitution. I'd say the same about the Citizens' United liberals. They didn't care if it was actually free speech. Just felt genuinely that it was bad for America. Legislating from the Bench. Get it?

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 29, 2012 10:17 PM (uTBHY)

608 I was gonna say something else on SCOTUS, but I think I'm just gonna let everyone else argue over whether it was "rape-rape." Rotfl.. see, that's why you are the smart one. I guess that makes me the one with the pretty hair. Damn, scary thought.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:19 PM (R5yLq)

609 It has been bothering me all day that the Kelo decision and this horseshit fit together. This court has no problem with government behaving as a thug for the well connected.

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 10:20 PM (ufJKx)

610 Roberts rewrote the law. He's not allowed to do that. But, fuck it, *anything* is allowed if it further's the left's goals, even marching thousands of guns off into the hands of terrorists in an allied country. I almost feel like taking odds on which phrase or clause on Ol' Connie goes out the window next.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:22 PM (bxiXv)

611 #579

Security+, like most of the CompTIA certifications, is like Pre-Med. It's what you have to do to get into the serious training for the better jobs. A bunch of stuff uses it as a base requirement or as an elective.

It's mostly memorizing trivia and essential concepts. If you cannot walk through the test after a couple weeks of studying you probably shouldn't aspire to anything serious in IT anyway. If nothing else it serves as a filter in that respect.

Posted by: epobirs at June 29, 2012 10:24 PM (kcfmt)

612 Rotfl.. see, that's why you are the smart one. I guess that makes me the one with the pretty hair. Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 03:19 AM (R5yLq) I hate to tell you, but my hair is regionally famous, and requires little care.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:24 PM (bxiXv)

613 Free-riders: ride,ride, ride--hitchin' a ride!

"Hitchin' A Ride" by Vanity Fare:

http://youtu.be/TIwnAs4iwaE


Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 10:25 PM (ruiF1)

614 There are two options: either call the 800 number or go to the web site. Both will allow you to enter the code from the package.

You then have 30 days to use the product in its entirety. Failure to do so...

is bad. Take our word for it.

Posted by: epobirs at June 29, 2012 10:26 PM (kcfmt)

615

Thanks Stuck and Epo for the assessment.

Posted by: Jerry at June 29, 2012 10:26 PM (4SKYj)

616 I hate to tell you, but my hair is regionally famous, and requires little care. Lol.. thanks for that. Best laugh I've had in 2 days.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:27 PM (R5yLq)

617 Lol.. thanks for that. Best laugh I've had in 2 days. Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 03:27 AM (R5yLq) I knew there was a reason I hadn't quit the ONT yet.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:29 PM (bxiXv)

618 Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 30, 2012 03:17 AM (uTBHY)


Legislating is the making of laws.  What new laws would they have made?


None.


So, as I said, that phrase doesn't mean what you think it means.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 10:29 PM (4ixH5)

619 #564

I think there was little or no occurrence of the latter. Maybe the once if Suri isn't a bottle baby.

Posted by: epobirs at June 29, 2012 10:30 PM (kcfmt)

620 Crap, I'm going to have to try to intercut comments with Pixylated formatting.

603 Howdy to HB!

Hmm.. she's grinning from ear to ear. I think I might have to keep a closer eye on you two from now on.. lol

>>>I'm innocent -- and safe: if the HB don't get ya, the BH will.

I guess time will tell on the recent SCOTUS decision. Me, I'm going to be making sure I'm well stocked and prepared for the absolute worst.

>>>Good idea. Good idea yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The way I see it Roberts ignored the Constitution. Ok, granted, not a lawyer, never even played on on TV, but it seemed pretty blatant to me. I freely admit he might have some grand master scheme as you suggest, but regardless of the outcome I just can't condone the opinion under those circumstances.

>>>I think he was petty. It would have been straightforward to wreck the law on the brick wall of a Commerce Clause limit. Fast, easy, to the point, and useful. I think that's why Scalia was pissed. But to say, "ok, based on what your third assistant dickwad of a lawyer accidentally blurted out on day 2, I'm going to hang this up as an example of idiocy sustained by a weak thread" doesn't seem to have the interests of the United States as a focus. It seems more a reaction to being called-up and lectured on the law by some half-educated SCoaMF.

I guess the other thing that really hit me was the recent announcement by POTUS (or in deference to Steevy, SCOMAF) that he now has the power to selectively enforce whatever laws he likes and ignore those he doesn't, and the deafening silence that resulted from it.

>>>Last I checked, our Constitution has in Article II (Presidents), Section 1 (first thing), Clause 8, this little ditty that goes: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." In Section 3 (responsibilities), Clause 5, it states that "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed". Seems to me that "selectively" and "faithfully" aren't all that similar.


Frankly, that scares the shit out of me.

>>>Me, too. What really raises my neck hairs is a relatively new tactic (getting familiar in California) for the government to get involved in a controversy on the people's side, then throw the contest. Interjecting oneself as intentionally ineffective counsel should be grounds for disbarment, retrial of the outcome (or reversal), and criminal sanctions.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 03:03 AM (R5yLq)

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 10:32 PM (kaalw)

621 Roberts rewrote the law. He's not allowed to do that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 03:22 AM (bxiXv)


This can't be overlooked.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 10:33 PM (4ixH5)

622 I hear Roberts is going to Malta. Maybe there's a five-year-old there who can explain the situation to him. (Sigh, remember when I said I wouldn't talk about it? I Lied!)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:33 PM (bxiXv)

623 This can't be overlooked. Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 03:33 AM (4ixH5) Apparently it can by Roberts.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:34 PM (bxiXv)

624 Apparently it can by Roberts.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 03:34 AM (bxiXv)


NTH DIMENSIONAL CHESS!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 10:38 PM (4ixH5)

625 So, as I said, that phrase doesn't mean what you think it means. Inconceivable! Welcome to the Cliffs of Insanity I guess.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:38 PM (R5yLq)

626 If only life was so simple.

Posted by: to be ruled by 5 people at June 29, 2012 10:39 PM (D7lJF)

627 610
Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 03:06 AM (kaalw)

Ah jeez, man, is the Better Half doing that badly?
Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 03:10 AM (4ixH5)



The BH is doing fine and will do better with rest. She recently shucked about 70 pounds, has had a minor illness, but had a larger safety margin for some things at her prior weight. It's more of an embarrassing clusterfuck of crossed circuits than a serious problem. We're probably doing a short hike in the hills tomorrow, after she sleeps in.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 10:40 PM (kaalw)

628 Thanks' for fill'n in.

Posted by: again with the meanness at June 29, 2012 10:42 PM (D7lJF)

629 We're probably doing a short hike in the hills tomorrow, after she sleeps in.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 03:40 AM (kaalw)


Oh, that sounds good.  Have fun.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 10:43 PM (4ixH5)

630 "If it were not a tax," Roberts said, doffing his hat to the Dormouse, "it would be unconstitutional. So let me place it under this tea cozy, and wave my magic wand!" Roberts placed the 2500-page bill on the crowded table, and pulled the tea cozy out from under the teapot. He slapped it on the stack of paper, then waved the crooked stick over it. "Viola!" he yelled, startling the Dormouse for a moment from his rest. "And now, it is a tax, and it's Constitutional." "But," said Alice, "isn't there a limit in Article I about what kind of taxes Congress can impose?" "Ah," Roberts replied, "limits are tricky things, so let's take it as read that this is the right sort of tax. That happened when I waved my wand." "But what about the Tax Injunction Act?" Rabbit said. "Shut up, you!" Roberts threw his wand at Rabbit. "Now, it's a tax, it's legal, and we're all happy." "I don't feel happy," Alice said gloomily. "How can it have been a penalty, and now a tax, and then a penalty again tomorrow?" "Can an electron not be both a particle and a wave? It's science!" "But this is law," Alice said, "not science." "You can say that again," the Dormouse mumbled.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:45 PM (bxiXv)

631 Here's our new national anthem, "Bend me Shape me," performed by The American Breed:

http://youtu.be/2CVJFQkPkCg

Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 10:45 PM (ruiF1)

632 NTH DIMENSIONAL CHESS!!!!!!!!!! Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 03:38 AM (4ixH5) N=1

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:46 PM (bxiXv)

633 I'm innocent -- and safe: if the HB don't get ya, the BH will. Wow.. talk about a double whammy! Lol I think that's why Scalia was pissed. But to say, "ok, based on what your third assistant dickwad of a lawyer accidentally blurted out on day 2, I'm going to hang this up as an example of idiocy sustained by a weak thread" doesn't seem to have the interests of the United States as a focus. I've followed the Court on and off for years now, and Scalia goes way beyond brilliant. You know something is very wrong when he dissents with your opinion. Last I checked, our Constitution Lol.. was probably a lot more recently than our current Chief Justice I'm afraid. Bammy should be impeached over this bullshit. As it is our beloved "opposition" party has barely raised an objection. Barky has been making bigger and bolder unconstitutional power grabs since the day he took office. This goes way, way over the top. But what terrifies me beyond belief is that no one in Washington has raised anything more than the slightest peep over it. Oh they will make a comment or two over it for the media, but they haven't lifted a finger to stop any of it.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:47 PM (R5yLq)

634 Glad to see the week, this week especially, come to an end.  I keep thinking "It can't get worse" and the damned Liberals seem to take that as a challenge.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 29, 2012 10:49 PM (i0App)

635 But what terrifies me beyond belief is that no one in Washington has raised anything more than the slightest peep over it. Oh they will make a comment or two over it for the media, but they haven't lifted a finger to stop any of it. Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 03:47 AM (R5yLq) Why would they? Increases the power and prestiege of their jobs. Now you have to come begging and bribing them for waivers / indulgences. Damned shame what happened to that swamp.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

636 The BH is doing fine and will do better with rest. She recently shucked about 70 pounds, has had a minor illness, but had a larger safety margin for some things at her prior weight. It's more of an embarrassing clusterfuck of crossed circuits than a serious problem. We're probably doing a short hike in the hills tomorrow, after she sleeps in. Well I'm sure you will anyway but pack plenty of water and keep a close eye on her. Also congratulate her on the weight loss, 70 lbs is remarkable!

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 10:51 PM (R5yLq)

637 Why would they? Increases the power and prestiege of their jobs. Now you have to come begging and bribing them for waivers / indulgences.

Damned shame what happened to that swamp.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 03:50 AM (bxiXv)


====


that 2/3 of the states thing is starting to sound more and more reasonable to me.  no bloodshed required.  just dissolve the pricks and tell them to fuck off.

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 10:56 PM (ufJKx)

638 Well, I thought the Alice thing was clever. Shows me. I think the split over this decision will only get worse over the weekend. Good thing I'll be mostly busy. I hope I'm wrong, but this has the makings of a Delaware Primary, R's are splitting into two groups and calling each other stupid again. It's like someone *planned* it. Why do we always have to be the stupid party?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 10:58 PM (bxiXv)

639 Suri has gone where I long to go

Posted by: DAve at June 29, 2012 10:59 PM (h+/7G)

640 Speaking of weight loss I gotta tell you guys, and I'll deny I ever said this later, but you folks have been a help, after a fashion, with my own efforts at weight loss and I've lost...60 pounds now? 

Yes.

*Cough*

LOOK OVER THERE, A 'SQUATCH!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:00 PM (4ixH5)

641 Well, I thought the Alice thing was clever. Shows me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 03:58 AM (bxiXv)


It was!  Sorry, I'm just flooding my Obamacare Delenda Est FB group.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:01 PM (4ixH5)

642 It was! Sorry, I'm just flooding my Obamacare Delenda Est FB group. Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:01 AM (4ixH5) My FB is apolitical. I've had to unfriend a couple of lefties for death threats / implied death threats / ha ha death threats against Republicans. "Liberals."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 11:05 PM (bxiXv)

643 LOOK OVER THERE, A 'SQUATCH! Who the hell invited moochelle to this party? Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:06 PM (R5yLq)

644 NTH DIMENSIONAL CHESS!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 03:38 AM (4ixH5)


only Romney is allowed to do that in Ace's mind

Posted by: The Dude at June 29, 2012 11:06 PM (tw6Ar)

645 just dissolve the pricks

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 03:56 AM (ufJKx)


I was gonna post a link to Rasputin's dick in a jar as proof that pricks don't dissolve so easily but...uuuhhhhh, that's probably not a good idea.

Posted by: Rober at June 29, 2012 11:06 PM (4ixH5)

646 My FB is apolitical. I've had to unfriend a couple of lefties for death threats / implied death threats / ha ha death threats against Republicans.

"Liberals."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 04:05 AM (bxiXv)


You on the AoS FB group?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:08 PM (4ixH5)

647 652 just dissolve the pricks


Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 03:56 AM (ufJKx)

I was gonna post a link to Rasputin's dick in a jar as proof that pricks don't dissolve so easily but...uuuhhhhh, that's probably not a good idea.

Posted by: Rober at June 30, 2012 04:06 AM (4ixH5)


====


no, but I wouldn't mind it if you mailed such things to a select group of people in need of a winkie/forehead staple.

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 11:09 PM (ufJKx)

648 Who the hell invited moochelle to this party?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 04:06 AM (R5yLq)


She overpowered the bouncer with her huge ass?

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:09 PM (4ixH5)

649 But what terrifies me beyond belief is that no one in Washington has raised anything more than the slightest peep over it. Oh they will make a comment or two over it for the media, but they haven't lifted a finger to stop any of it.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 03:47 AM (R5yLq)



There's a bit in Frank Herbert's "The Godmakers" where the lead character has been sent out to this world to find out whether they can be peacefully assimilated into the dominant culture. After traveling aimlessly around for a while, he pulls the fire alarm, and the military peacekeepers scramble in. The chief peacekeeper guy asks, "so, what's up?" and gets the reply....."er, I had a bad feeling" -- which gains the lead ridicule and abuse. Turns out, the immediate trigger for the call was an abnormally cruel practical joke.


Then the peacekeeper calls up to HQ and says, "bad one, about a class 4" -- and starts reading the lead guy the riot act. Agricultural roads follow waterways, military roads follow ridges; large open fields adjacent to cities are almost certainly military drill yards; spyglasses are developed for navigation, binoculars for war; abnormal silences imply a secret police; banners are military rally points.....and at the end of the harangue, the peacekeeper essentially goes, "you've got good instincts, kid -- but you're in the wrong service.....want to work with us?"


There are myriad, clear, and unarguable signs that we have a "bandit and raider" government -- a thugocracy, drunk on its monopoly over "lawful" deadly force. It was only a matter of time as to when they decoupled from written law, but the essential wrongness started long before. They're self-destructing, happily for the rest of us, but that's a heckuva way to run a railroad.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:10 PM (kaalw)

650 @625 (robert) "Legislation means making new laws, so 'legislating from the bench' doesn't mean what you think it does". No, if you strike down laws for reasons that aren't constitutional, then that's legislating from the bench too. e.g. Roe v. Wade...it added no new 'laws', only struck down a bunch, for reasons of personal opinion...not constitutional ones (IMO). Sorry, but I'm forced to conclude, Robert: "Legislating from the Bench" doesn't mean what YOU think it means. Still, I'll say this as a peace offering: Your heart's in the right place. Just don't trust absolute power by the government. Even when it's on your side. Take it easy and have a happy 4th.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 29, 2012 11:10 PM (uTBHY)

651 She overpowered the bouncer with her huge ass? I guess that wouldn't have been to hard. The outfits she wears normally do have the same effect as a stun gun.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:10 PM (R5yLq)

652 no, but I wouldn't mind it if you mailed such things to a select group of people in need of a winkie/forehead staple.

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:09 AM (ufJKx)


It might be easier stapling an elephant's trunk to someone's head.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:11 PM (4ixH5)

653 "Who the hell invited moochelle to this party?"

The Indiscreet Service.

Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 11:12 PM (ruiF1)

654 There are myriad, clear, and unarguable signs that we have a "bandit and raider" government -- a thugocracy, drunk on its monopoly over "lawful" deadly force. It was only a matter of time as to when they decoupled from written law, but the essential wrongness started long before. They're self-destructing, happily for the rest of us, but that's a heckuva way to run a railroad.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 04:10 AM (kaalw)


====


but a whole lot of us with less than enough power and influence are going to experience rape-rape along the way.

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 11:13 PM (ufJKx)

655 Take it easy and have a happy 4th.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 30, 2012 04:10 AM (uTBHY)


You too, have a good one!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:14 PM (4ixH5)

656 but a whole lot of us with less than enough power and influence are going to experience rape-rape along the way.

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:13 AM (ufJKx)


To borrow a phrase from that storage-locker show....


Yuuuup!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:15 PM (kaalw)

657 Surely, it's now.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:15 PM (kaalw)

658 Oh, brother.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:15 PM (kaalw)

659 Noooooooooooooooo!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:16 PM (kaalw)

660 lucretia

Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 11:16 PM (ruiF1)

661 Robert, are you ok?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:16 PM (kaalw)

662 You on the AoS FB group? Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:08 AM (4ixH5) That would not be apolitical.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 11:16 PM (bxiXv)

663 Robert? Robert?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:16 PM (kaalw)

664 MADNESS!!!!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:16 PM (4ixH5)

665 are you ok?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 04:16 AM (kaalw)


Well my cholesterol might be a little high.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:18 PM (4ixH5)

666 Whew! I was worried something had happened to you. Run over by a TPAKTOP or something.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:18 PM (kaalw)

667 Well my cholesterol might be a little high. Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:18 AM (4ixH5) Probably nothing to worry about. Have some french fries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 11:19 PM (bxiXv)

668 That would not be apolitical.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 04:16 AM (bxiXv)


Pinkos are mocked relentlessly.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:20 PM (4ixH5)

669 TPAKTOP

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 04:18 AM (kaalw)


*Heroic pose*

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:20 PM (4ixH5)

670 659 no, but I wouldn't mind it if you mailed such things to a select group of people in need of a winkie/forehead staple.


Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:09 AM (ufJKx)

It might be easier stapling an elephant's trunk to someone's head.

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:11 AM (4ixH5)


===


easier, yes. -- more satisfying? -- no.  besides that, the elefunk had nuttin to do with it.  the assholes need to experience the whole, --held down, --compressed into a ball, --winkie yanked out and pressed to forehead, and then --stapled to forehead sequence.


the only troubling part is everyone would run the risk of actually seeing all those shriveled-up, disgusting winkies.  I plan to avert my eyes alot, and I will wear a damn blindfold when megabitchnan's winkie might be visible.



Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 11:21 PM (ufJKx)

671 Have some french fries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 04:19 AM (bxiXv)


You know just what to say to a fella.

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:23 PM (4ixH5)

672 Pinkos are mocked relentlessly. Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:20 AM (4ixH5) Maybe I will make another FB account. Seems excessive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 11:24 PM (bxiXv)

673 *Heroic pose*

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:20 AM (4ixH5)



*fans self*

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:24 PM (kaalw)

674 shriveled-up, disgusting winkies.

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:21 AM (ufJKx)


Don't click.


http://tinyurl.com/7hos2np

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:29 PM (4ixH5)

675 681 shriveled-up, disgusting winkies.


Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:21 AM (ufJKx)

Don't click.

http://tinyurl.com/7hos2np

Posted by: Robert at June 30, 2012 04:29 AM (4ixH5)


===


OK, I won't.

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 11:30 PM (ufJKx)

676 OK, I won't. Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:30 AM (ufJKx) *Treat*

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:31 PM (4ixH5)

677 OK, I won't.

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 04:30 AM (ufJKx)



Count me in with the "nots".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:32 PM (kaalw)

678 I'm a bit scrambled....I'm only on 434 in the "catching up" tab, and I came back in at 526.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 29, 2012 11:33 PM (kaalw)

679 No, if you strike down laws for reasons that aren't constitutional, then that's legislating from the bench too. Ok, far enough. Lets assume Roberts was right, and that the "mandate" in Obamacare is a tax. You do realize that by law the Anti Injunction Act would make it illegal for Roberts to rule on this one way or the other, because the so called tax hasn't taken effect yet? By calling it a tax Roberts himself should have been well aware that he could neither uphold or strike down the law on that basis until the tax itself actually took effect in 2015. That of course is just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:35 PM (R5yLq)

680 That of course is just the tip of the iceberg. Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 04:35 AM (R5yLq) I'm torn between "That's no iceberg" and "This was no iceberg accident."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 29, 2012 11:39 PM (bxiXv)

681 I'm torn between "That's no iceberg" and "This was no iceberg accident." Rotfl... yup, tough call. Though the first one has more of a Star Warsy feel. "That's not a moon, it's a space station"

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:41 PM (R5yLq)

682 "Here's to the magic [of the pool scene]," said Annette O'Toole:

http://youtu.be/sJdYVpZ1fVs

Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 11:41 PM (ruiF1)

683 Needs more sexy.

http://tinyurl.com/6urxw8n

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:49 PM (4ixH5)

684 Ok, a little deeper into the ice. Here is the really big Constitutional problem with calling Obamacare a tax. The Congress is limited by the Constitution to the following types of taxation. The 16th Amendment gives Congress the power to levy an income tax. I think you will agree this is not a tax on income. The Constitution gives Congress the power to levy both a direct tax and an excise tax. This cannot be considered a excise tax, because it is not applied uniformly across the states. The penalty varies by location. So all you have left is a direct tax, but according the Constitution a direct tax must be apportioned among the states by population. So, sorry, but even if one pulls that magic tax rabbit out of one's ass and calls this debacle a tax, it is not a tax that the Constitution allows Congress to levy.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:50 PM (R5yLq)

685 ANYWHO!

Woik needs doin'.

Gonna do some woik.

Good night, Stuck, Cooth, JC, Mero!

Good morning, Vic!

Posted by: Robert at June 29, 2012 11:51 PM (4ixH5)

686 "Needs more sexy."

Rolling Stones' "She's So Cold":

http://youtu.be/Xrx_55SgwAY

Posted by: derit at June 29, 2012 11:54 PM (ruiF1)

687 Oh, and a quick note to Chief Injustice Roberts - I didn't go to law school. I've never been a lawyer, a judge, or will ever appear on anyone's list for a SCOTUS nomination. Even with my limited cognitive abilities and knowledge of the law it didn't take much for me to realize that even as a tax this is completely unconstitutional. Even if as some still maintain that your motives were pure, I say so fucking what. You are the goddamn Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You don't get to tear up the Constitution and ignore provisions that specifically deny any branch of government a specific power for any reason. It's unconscionable. Period. Ok, rant mode off.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:55 PM (R5yLq)

688 night, robert

Posted by: jc at June 29, 2012 11:56 PM (ufJKx)

689 Night robert. Keep some dry powder.. or something like that.. ah hell, it's late. Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 29, 2012 11:57 PM (R5yLq)

690 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 04:50 AM (R5yLq)

From what I recall.....wait, what were we talking about?

Sorry.....from what I can recall, the "not having an Obamacare-blessed health insurance policy" penalty is based on a percentage of income. Thus, it can be an income tax. And 99-44/100's% of this piece of shit are in regulations yet to be written.

So, by saying it'd fail as a mandate but could pass as a tax plan, every healthcare regulation yet to be written will be constrained into the form of a tax regulation. It's like saying that everything you henceforth do in order to walk should be done with your ears.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 12:00 AM (kaalw)

691 Grassley letter to Forbes magazine over their lying-ass article on F andF. http://preview.tinyurl.com/6pyvj75 Hey, at least he didn't call 'em "bitches."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 30, 2012 12:01 AM (bxiXv)

692 @609 (stuckonstupid) "Cigarettes are a tangible product that must be purchased. If you don't purchase them, you don't have to pay the tax. The 'tax' in Obamacare is pretty much bass ackwards from this concept. If you don't want healthcare, tough shit. You will either purchase it anyway or you will pay a tax. The rub here is that taxes, like the ones on cigarettes, are permitted by the Constitution. The tax like the one in Obamacare is not. It does not fall into any of the very limited powers of taxation granted to Congress by the Constitution. The income tax didn't either, not initially. They had to pass a Constitutional amendment to grant Congress that power (the 16th I think, could be wrong, going off the top of my head)." But what if someone already smoked? Aren't they like the person w/out health insurance having to deal w/ a new tax and reality? The marriage thing I think fits better...are we "mandated" to be married? If not then why not consider the tax break married couples get as a "mandate/fine/tax" on unmarried couples? Like I said, I'm no tax expert but there seems to be too many analogies to this to dismiss the mandate-tax as absurd. In any case the ruling has been made. It can't be unmade. Not any time soon. Let's call Obama on this 500 million (at least) tax and hang it around his neck like a...well it would come off the wrong way, and especially in good company. I do think it's a tax (genuinely). But even if it isn't...I don't see what making a big point of the fact that it isn't does for anyone but Obama? Right now we can point to four liberals (two who he appointed) who agree it's a tax. So they can't say that's spin. That's his own two SC appointees! Why waste that arguing it's not a tax? He's Obama the Taxer. And his own two SCOTUS appointees agree. I'm crashing. Goodnight. I've liked your posts. As far as where I'm coming from...hope this helps. I'm for a Judicial Branch divorced of politics. And I'm for Pres Obama's defeat. Take it easy & happy 4th.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 30, 2012 12:03 AM (uTBHY)

693 , the "not having an Obamacare-blessed health insurance policy" penalty is based on a percentage of income. How much you pay in penalty might be based on income, but this cannot be considered an income tax. First regardless of income if you buy healthcare, you don't get taxed. So a person making 100,000 a year might not be "taxed" and yet a person making 50,000 a year could be taxed. Since the basis for taxation is not income, this is not an income tax. How big of a penalty you pay might be based on income, but that still doesn't make it an income tax.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:06 AM (R5yLq)

694 Stuck, there still is no way for the IRS to collect the Penalty/Tax. And all they can do is withhold returns. If you withhold enough that you don't get a return, they don't get the money. And they can't file criminal or civil charges. Read Ann Althouse's assessment.

Posted by: Jerry at June 30, 2012 12:12 AM (4SKYj)

695 The marriage thing I think fits better...are we "mandated" to be married? If not then why not consider the tax break married couples get as a "mandate/fine/tax" on unmarried couples? I think the point that is being missed her is that the Constitutional restrictions on Congress's ability to tax has nothing to do with the "intent" behind the tax. Congress has the ability to levy income, direct and excise taxes. Period. Congress was only granted the power to levy an income tax based on a Constitutional amendment. Obamacare is not an income tax: The 16th Amendment The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. Obamacare is not a tax on incomes. It is a penalty for those that do not buy a specific product. While the rate might be income based, the tax itself is not. It cannot pass muster as either a direct or excise tax either. Sorry, this one just won't pass Constitutional muster regardless of whether or not one calls it a tax.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:15 AM (R5yLq)

696 Stuck, there still is no way for the IRS to collect the Penalty/Tax. And all they can do is withhold returns. If you withhold enough that you don't get a return, they don't get the money. And they can't file criminal or civil charges. Ok, a couple of points that most likely got lost in the minutia. Obamacare? Pretty much DOA. They can't force states to join in, so it will die under it's own weight. My problem? Not so much with whether or not Obamacare survives, as I don't believe for a moment it will. My problem is that the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court now thinks its perfectly acceptable to ignore the rather plain language of the Constitution to achieve a desired outcome. Regardless of motive, plan, intent, etc.. this is totally unacceptable. It only makes it that much worse that the guy is supposedly a conservative justice. Final point, the ends cannot justify the means. Hope that clears things up.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:19 AM (R5yLq)

697 A bit of background.


Stung by the Harriet Miers thing, I actually researched Roberts when he got the nom. While my heart said JRB or Kozinski, I thought Roberts was a brilliant pick. He's technically 24 carat, had managed to do solid work without picking up controversy, and clearly had a love for the law itself and not for the policies that could be enacted with the law.


A little more about that last.....there is such a thing as "judicial temperment" -- the idea that one should see the question at hand using the law as it exists before applying reason to drive toward a resolution, and only allowing bias within certain parameters. I was pleased (and surprised) that Clinton's justice RBG actually has this; I'm continually dismayed that Reagan-appointee Kennedy's "rolled out of bed toward the window" has less. But Roberts lives and breathes this quality.

So it's disappointing that he didn't go for the slam, and I really think he did it from personal pique. Instructing lower courts to rule against while gaming up a ruling for is chickenshit chicanery.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 12:20 AM (kaalw)

698 Stuck, just adding in, not disregarding what you said.

Posted by: Jerry at June 30, 2012 12:21 AM (4SKYj)

699 Since the basis for taxation is not income, this is not an income tax. How big of a penalty you pay might be based on income, but that still doesn't make it an income tax.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 05:06 AM (R5yLq)


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I learned a long time ago never to argue with my woman about details -- just stick to the premise.  Once you argue the details you have accepted the premise.


Apparently I should have realized that this wisdom applies more broadly.  What is the premise here?


The premise in Kelo was that a branch of the government could deny a private person the right to say no to a private transaction simply by acting as a sham intermediary.  The justification was that the government could collect more money from the favored party.


The premise of this bullshit is the government can use coercion to deny people the right to say no to a private transaction regarding purchasing insurance.


The very heart, or maybe even the only definition, of liberty is the right to say no.  Why accept any other premise?


The constitution was written to limit government power, and certainly those limits occur before the power to deny people the right to say no to another private party.

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 12:22 AM (ufJKx)

700 The fact is that Obamacare cannot survive because one cannot draw water from an empty well. We're suckin' bubbles from the bottoms of everything, and adding more straws ain't gonna help.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 12:24 AM (kaalw)

701 Stuck, just adding in, not disregarding what you said. Nope, too late for that. It's on now buddy. Thumb drives at 10 paces - to the death! Lol.. ok, ya, no worries.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:24 AM (R5yLq)

702 Stuck, All I got is an old Zip drive.

Posted by: Jerry at June 30, 2012 12:26 AM (4SKYj)

703 There's some outrage due -- we had a rare opportunity to revisit Wickard without prior restraint and change the most horrible SCOTUS decision of the 20th century.....but that got dodged. Wickard is still Wickard, more's the pity.

But we need to keep in mind that the proper comparison is "this change v. no change" and not "this change v. utopia".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 12:33 AM (kaalw)

704 Stuck, All I got is an old Zip drive. Ok you win then. That thing would hurt, especially if you managed to hit me in the head with it. Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:37 AM (R5yLq)

705 But we need to keep in mind that the proper comparison is "this change v. no change" and not "this change v. utopia". I get where your coming from - but in this particular case it's not the outcome that concerns me but rather the process. When a CJ, especially one who is supposedly conservative or acting out of conservative principles completely disregards his Constitutional prescribed duties and completely ignores the very document he is charged to defend, well sorry regardless of outcome this is something i simply cannot condone.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:40 AM (R5yLq)

706 I'm fading fast. G'night, all!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2012 12:43 AM (kaalw)

707 I learned a long time ago never to argue with my woman about details -- just stick to the premise. Once you argue the details you have accepted the premise. That might explain why I'm divorced - lol. Well with any luck things will go better the 2nd time around. The premise of this bullshit is the government can use coercion to deny people the right to say no to a private transaction regarding purchasing insurance. And hence my many postings saying in essence, "tax? my ass.." lol.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2012 12:44 AM (R5yLq)

708 Goodnight Kids,  CYA.

Posted by: jc at June 30, 2012 12:58 AM (ufJKx)

709 He reasoned that the federal government has no authority under the Constitution to force an individual to purchase a product from a private company.  My reasoning was much simpler.  Because the Supreme Court is a functioning arm of the state, it will do nothing to stunt Leviathan’s growth.  The fact that the Court declared no federal law unconstitutional from 1937 to 1995—from the tail end of the New Deal through Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society—should have been proof enough.  He naively believed in the impartialness of politically-appointed judges.  For the first time he saw that those nine individuals are nothing more than politicians with an allegiance to state supremacy.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at June 30, 2012 01:08 AM (e8kgV)

710 Too sad, too.

CHICAGO 7 year old girl "was outside with her mother as they sold lemonade, candy and snacks under a canopy set up in front of their home. Two men opened fire around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, and Heaven was struck in the chest."

A 7-year-old girl managing her curbside refreshment stand at 10:40 P.M. in a rough CHICAGO neighborhood where she's the newcomer.

Sad, what foolishness loving parents arrange "for the children."

Posted by: maverick muse at June 30, 2012 01:52 AM (BAnPT)

711 30 minutes since the last comment? Guess I'll come back later.

Posted by: teej at June 30, 2012 02:21 AM (cDwCa)

712 Hey teej: c u l8ter, h8ter.

Posted by: Meggy McCain at June 30, 2012 02:27 AM (7+pP9)

713 The Anti Injunction Ac, if it is as people say, should have voided the question entirely. Probably the reason he (John Roberts) ignored it was because he was catering to some outside group of men, instead of the law, and wanted a ruling before the election. The more one thinks about his ruling, the more crass it seems.

Posted by: Baldy at June 30, 2012 03:42 AM (opS9C)

714 ,

Posted by: Vic at June 30, 2012 06:37 AM (YdQQY)

715 "Follow me on Twitter. I'm only 9,745 follows away from 10,000." You got it, Ben!

Posted by: cheetah at June 30, 2012 07:39 AM (zXhtZ)

716 @702 (stuck on stupid) The tax is on everyone, dude. Those that have insurance or buy it get a tax break. It's already passed constitutional muster (five votes). But we have you on record now. Obama never raised taxes. You should contact MSNBC. They'll be interested in your point of view, I can assure you of that. Especially around October, early November. Take it easy, old sport. And never forget that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing... Emphasis in this case on "a little" knowledge.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 30, 2012 06:11 PM (uTBHY)

717 @720 (baldy) : "The anti-injunction act should have voided all this entirely...". Except wouldn't that have allowed the Obama Administration to have side stepped all this until long after the 2012 election? Until it went into effect in 2014? The way I remember it is both sides let that off as something like a "gentlemen's agreement". No, you can't use that against the Executive Branch in this case because if you do, you acknowledge they could have delayed the case until the full or near full implementation of ObamaCare. Then it would be near "game over" anyway. Forget this bullshit that it's not a tax (it is) and start figuring out how to use it to win this election. We can destroy him as "Obama the Taxer" w/ his four libs on the SC agreeing (that the "mandate" is a HUGE tax on the middle-class). Or you're fucked anyway, for all your legalese.

Posted by: trickamsterdam at June 30, 2012 07:16 PM (uTBHY)

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