February 27, 2011

Latest Threat to Domestic Tranquility - "Fox Geezer Syndrome"!
Also, Open Thread [ArthurK]

— Open Blogger

"... I would call my mom and get ... hometown gossip... more recently [my Mom] began peppering our conversation with red-hot remarks about President Obama."


In other news, Heroes of Might and Magic III is a rockin' game.

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1 Yay new thread.

Posted by: Palerider at February 27, 2011 11:11 AM (ql12X)

2 Didn't hippie season just open up in WI?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 27, 2011 11:12 AM (sCP86)

3 What I'm the only one that doesn't want to click over to read from that e-fishwrap?

Posted by: Palerider at February 27, 2011 11:13 AM (ql12X)

4 fuckyeah

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 11:13 AM (bdi4s)

5 Livestream inside the Wisconsin Capitol building:  LINK


Posted by: mrp at February 27, 2011 11:14 AM (HjPtV)

6 early thread OT:  Saw this over at insty.

Some surprisingly non-profane thoughts from Ace.

Heh.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at February 27, 2011 11:14 AM (xdHzq)

7 Yeah, Heroes III was the last version that was WAS, It went downhill rapidly from there.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 11:15 AM (M9Ie6)

8 I guess I wasn't OT as this is an Open-T.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at February 27, 2011 11:16 AM (xdHzq)

9 Anyone who thinks Fox is a "conservative leaning network" has to be a communist.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 11:17 AM (M9Ie6)

10 My grandma loves Beck.  But then, my grandma loves O'Reilly.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2011 11:18 AM (McG46)

11 OK - Went to bugmenot.com. I'm qwertyboom on the chat!

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 27, 2011 11:19 AM (HpT9p)

12 Heroes of Might and Magic III

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2011 11:19 AM (McG46)

13 What's this? The Saudis have said they will increase output to make up for the shortfall (or potential shortfall) because of the turmoil. Anyone else hear this?

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 11:19 AM (bdi4s)

14 Wow. A frumbag slamming his parents.

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at February 27, 2011 11:20 AM (Ez4Ql)

15 Well if the TV show is like the radio show I could not hack Glenn Beck myself but I hear that he imparts quite of bit of truth amongst all that hammy emotion that drives me batty.

Posted by: Palerider at February 27, 2011 11:21 AM (ql12X)

16 Yo, all!  Anyone going to watch the commie pinko Oscars tonight?  I will not, as always, but it's fun to read the fallout after the fact.

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 11:21 AM (CA2NO)

17

But then, my grandma loves O'Reilly.

That's cuz he's for the folks, don'tcha know?


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at February 27, 2011 11:21 AM (aQ/YG)

18

From the link:  "a warning that even passion for righteousness can be turned to evil, precisely because it is passion."

Bullshit. Moderates are bed-wetters. You do not get anything done by being in the middle, luxurating in your ennui, being apathetic, and lulling yourself to complacency with fear of stepping a toe into an actual well-reasoned opinion.

I'd rather be "persecuted for the sake of righteousness" than to stand knee deep in the muck and slime ignoring the fact that the tide was coming in.

These assholes are afraid that people are going to see what they are doing and are using every means at their disposal to shut it up or stop of the ears of those who dare pay attention.

 


 

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 11:22 AM (TFaEk)

19 Oh noooeess! Wingnutz got my Momz!!!

Posted by: Lolfluffy at February 27, 2011 11:23 AM (4Kl5M)

20 I'll only watch the Oscars if Charlie Sheen crashes them with his pornettes. Rumor has that he will. He's on a drug called Charlie Sheen...

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 11:25 AM (Ez4Ql)

21 Yeah, wow, the whole world is conspiring against the Frumsters, evil conservatives all the time and why can't the world of politics be nice? And, ooh, Fox is bad, too. I mean, sure, I will be "fair and balanced" and say Olbermann not great either, but he's gone, so the counterbalance is, well, not so much.

Posted by: blaster at February 27, 2011 11:26 AM (Fw2Gg)

22

well I certaintly am no Beck fan (Hell I could write a whole book on how he's distorted, exaggerated, and butchered history and info to add a little bit of paranoia into sound arguments which end up doing no help to those arguments.) and i'm certatintly not a fan of the whole professor looking down on you while lecturing for a whole hour format, this article is a joke.

Somehow people of the left and squishy conservatives that anything that rallies against leftists ideas which are failing all around the world in front of our own eyes and has failed even when implemented by Republicans Presidents in more moderate policies, is somehow all a bunch of hateful right wing rhetoric. Forget the trillions in debt and deficit, the decline of us as a superpower, or the society that is being brought down, forget it all because we need the unicorns and rainbows Obama and the lefties promise us.

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:27 AM (UzBwz)

23 Hippies & hipsters dependent on inheriting their grandparents estate hardest hit.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at February 27, 2011 11:27 AM (ijjAe)

24 My 19 year old told me this morning that he was as mature as he was ever going to be. When I quit laughing, I asked him to write that statement down, sign it and that I would show it to him when he was 40. He'd get a huge kick out of it. Maybe this guy's mom should do the same thing.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 11:27 AM (TFaEk)

25

  And in unrelated news, we got another 4" kiss to go with the 15 inches of global warming received Friday. It could stop anytime, now.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 27, 2011 11:28 AM (ud5dN)

26

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 04:21 PM (CA2NO)

I will.

and calling Hollywood commie pinko is giving them too much credit, they are simply dumbasses who think throwing money at everything and singing kumbaya with enemies will help us all the longrun though it never has

I'm rooting for King's Speech; it has a strong conservative/libeterian message and Vegas likes the film to win Best Pic

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:29 AM (UzBwz)

27 There is nothing moderate about these so called moderates. They are just trying to stage a power grab. It's all about power for them.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 11:30 AM (Ez4Ql)

28 So over at The Corner they have something from Meet the Press or something where supposedly Chris Christie was supposedly gunning for Sarah Palin. Now, I am sure the set up was, you are a Republican I need to get you on record on Sarah Palin as President so if you say something not entirely positive I can play it over and over and over if she runs.... So, now, that's in the punchbowl....

Posted by: blaster at February 27, 2011 11:31 AM (Fw2Gg)

29 Some surprisingly non-profane thoughts from Ace.

Is he feeling OK?  It's still flu season...

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 11:31 AM (nAOMZ)

30 I'll only watch the Oscars if Charlie Sheen crashes them with his pornettes. Rumor has that he will. He's on a drug called Charlie Sheen...

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 04:25 PM (Ez4Ql)

I have a friend, 84 year old Jewish woman.  She told me yesterday that she always watched Two and a half men....but no more. 

When she said 'he was really good in that show', I responded 'that's because he doesn't have to act, it's a natural part for him.'  She cracked up.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 11:32 AM (VuLos)

31 "I'm rooting for King's Speech; it has a strong conservative/libeterian message....." But not on purpose. The people who produced and starred in it are as irresponsible leftards as they get.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 11:32 AM (Ez4Ql)

32

I'm for any scenario that brings me more Colin Firth.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 11:32 AM (TFaEk)

33

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:27 PM (TFaEk)

Hell even me at 21 (will be 22 in 2 weeks) looks back at me at 19 and thinks "Damn I thought I Knew It All Back Then", in 20 years i'll look back at these days and say the same thing

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:32 AM (UzBwz)

34 The Saudis have said they will increase output to make up for the shortfall (or potential shortfall) because of the turmoil.

Anyone else hear this?

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 04:19 PM (bdi4s)

Yeah.  Makes 'em even more valuable to the West, so that if the peeps revolt, we'll help.

Being the good liberal that I am, I just want to say that I support developing our own energy resources so we don't have to prop up dictators with oil.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2011 11:33 AM (McG46)

35 Here's some other live video at the WI Capitol. 

Those people headed toward the doors had better be janitorial staff.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 11:35 AM (nAOMZ)

36 The Saudis have said they will increase output to make up for the shortfall (or potential shortfall) because of the turmoil.

Anyone else hear this?

Uh, yeah, almost a week ago.  Drudge?  Can't remember.  Of course, apparently the news hasn't filtered down to the gas station level, as I just paid $3.73 for Shell regular.  At Costco, they were jammed up for miles, you'd think they were giving the shit away.  Didn't check the price, but I'd rather pay another 60 cents and not wait in line.

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 11:35 AM (zxpIo)

37 okay, so if Supply is not being interrupted and Demand is remaining constant, why the $0.35 increase/gal? basterds!

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 11:36 AM (bdi4s)

38 Get off my lawn!

Posted by: Gran Torino at February 27, 2011 11:36 AM (tOi0A)

39 in b4 Kratos explains the relationship of inflation to the Dollar...

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 11:37 AM (bdi4s)

40 Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 04:17 PM (M9Ie6)

You're a communist for even watching Fox.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 27, 2011 11:38 AM (LH6ir)

41 Is he feeling OK?  It's still flu season...

Posted by: HeatherRadish

2 Didn't hippie season just open up in WI?

Posted by: Duke Lowell

 

Somebody, make up your mind!  Is it flu season or hippy season?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 27, 2011 11:38 AM (sJTmU)

42

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 04:32 PM (Ez4Ql)

ok so? some of the best movies/books/music have been by lefties and I just laugh at their idiocy and enjoy the creative work they've done; one of the best examples would be Stephen King, a major lefty douchebag who's writing I can't help but enjoy

afterall lefties sometimes make the mistake of arguing an idea and come to find it's a conservative idea.

rant on/ also Off-Topic sort of but i'm really sick of this idea by conservatives of snickering at the oscars or anything else in the enetertainment world, "Oh I haven't seen the 10 best pic nominees and don't plan to.", those who do so miss out on great films/books/music that can actually inspire conservative thought. Yes Hollywood is bias and seem to not give a damn about middle America as the oscar ratings will show, but why lie down and allow the art world that inspires and motivates to be dominated by lefties. I'm with Breitbart on this one; call out the BS in the art world and inspire more conservatives to get involved. snickering, "Eww Hollywood, liberal message books, that leftists music." isn't going to help any. We win in the free market, let's take advantage of it. /rant off

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:39 AM (UzBwz)

43 Yeah those senior citizens with their life experiences and all, they're so stupid and ignorant. Gee, ya think maybe they've been watching all this liberal shit, and emphasis on solving problems with big government for decades, and have figured out that none of this liberal crap works. Think "War on Poverty". Yeah, that's done a lot for Detroit. But hey, the lefties are thrilled with themselves because they have the pathetic high school students supporting them. Kids who have never had to support themselves expenses with AFTER TAX income. Oh, and twenty two year old members of commie and socialist organizations, who don't understand why people are appalled at the defacement of war memorials.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 11:39 AM (EEQQJ)

44 Calls his mom to get the hometown gossip? How ghey is that?

Posted by: Honey Badger Don't Give A Sh*t at February 27, 2011 11:39 AM (tOi0A)

45 Somebody, make up your mind!  Is it flu season or hippy season?

RABBIT SEASON!

Posted by: Daffy Duck at February 27, 2011 11:39 AM (nAOMZ)

46 yesterday I paid $3.17/gal cash. Full service, too. 'Cash only' price. That means the guys who filled my tank, Habib and Abdul, can send my money to Al Qaeda more easily. Good deal, eh?

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 11:39 AM (bdi4s)

47 Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:27 PM (TFaEk)

I thought that we had the dumbest 19 year old on the planet. I see that he has competition, although  he'll still win -- I could tell you stories...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 27, 2011 11:41 AM (LH6ir)

48 It's Duck Season!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at February 27, 2011 11:41 AM (TB5VE)

49 In other news, Heroes of Might and Magic III is a rockin' game.

You realize they are up to 5 now, right?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 27, 2011 11:41 AM (bgcml)

50 DUCK SEASON!

Posted by: Elmer Fudd at February 27, 2011 11:41 AM (0GpN4)

51 RABBIT SEASON!

Posted by: Daffy Duck

 

Duck Season!!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at February 27, 2011 11:41 AM (sJTmU)

52 Palerider, I got my hate on without clicking on the e-fishwipe. I already know how stupid they are. They just don't understand why Fox News' ratings are going up and everyone else's are in the toilet. Must be racism.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 11:42 AM (EEQQJ)

53 btw on the Oscar comments, one great organizaition (which is also lefty as are all Hollywood organizations) is AFI, American Film Institute which honors conservative films much more then the Oscars do. Gran Torino was awarded a Best of 10 fims award and Waiting For Superman won a special documentary award; and plus only american films are allowed

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:42 AM (UzBwz)

54 those who do so miss out on great films/books/music that can actually inspire conservative thought.


Name some "great music" that a)  came out in the last 20 years b) can actually inspire conservative thought and c) is actually something any random schmoe in the mall has heard.

I like Lloyd Marcus and Jon David, but even dedicated conservative blog-readers will go, "Huh?"

Posted by: Daffy Duck at February 27, 2011 11:42 AM (nAOMZ)

55 Ok morons, say your neighbor who you don't like asks you to pick up her kid who you do like and keep her for a few minutes because she has a late meeting, and said mother shows up 4 hours later after having been to a baby shower instead of a meeting, brings her hyper dog into your non-dog house without asking, it proceeds to wipe its ass across your carpet (the dog), and you discover she's as drunk as the proverbial Cooter Brown and can't even put together a coherant sentence?

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 11:43 AM (TFaEk)

56 Is there no Moron Nation in Wisconsin? The reason I ask is the homeless squatters who've occupied the Wisconsin Statehouse appear to be the largest concentration of Hobos in one spot this side of Cairo.

Posted by: Adobe Walls at February 27, 2011 11:43 AM (lUiZg)

57 Stupid sock.

RABBIT SEASON!

Posted by: Daffy Duck at February 27, 2011 11:43 AM (nAOMZ)

58 Posted by: Daffy Duck at February 27, 2011 04:42 PM (nAOMZ)

Huh?

Posted by: edicated conservative blog-reader at February 27, 2011 11:44 AM (LH6ir)

59

Must be racism.

Straight up!

Posted by: Jeanine Garofolo at February 27, 2011 11:44 AM (TB5VE)

60 Oops.

Posted by: dedicated conservative blog-reader at February 27, 2011 11:44 AM (LH6ir)

61 Daffy Duck > Bugs Bunny

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:44 AM (UzBwz)

62 the largest concentration of Hobos in one spot this side of Cairo

Have you ever smelled Madison? There's not enough Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 11:45 AM (nAOMZ)

63 Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:43 PM (TFaEk)

Call Child Protective Services (or your state's equivalent) and explain the situation.

What can I say -- I like scorched earth.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 27, 2011 11:46 AM (LH6ir)

64

Paraphrase, attributed to Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens):

When I was 17, I couldn't believe what an idiot my old man was. At 27, I couldn't believe how much smarter he was.

***

"Kid, I've been from one end of this galaxy to another, and there ain't nothin that's gonna convince me there's some Force guidin' MY life!"  attributed to Han Solo, fictitional character.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes... at February 27, 2011 11:46 AM (sJTmU)

65 You're a communist for even watching Fox.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 27, 2011 04:38 PM (LH6ir)

I don't.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 11:47 AM (M9Ie6)

66

Posted by: Daffy Duck at February 27, 2011 04:42 PM (nAOMZ)

well first of all Daffy I love your work and all but i'm even more psyched your a conservative now/ sarc off

okay well i'm 21 and most in this blog are what? 35 + up, if that; so my love for such things as Sevendust, Shinedown, Toby Mac, & other music will only get "who?" from most morons so i'm at that disadvantage. Plus as the only pro-wrestling fan on the blog (that I know of at least) my argument for such things as young folks like would also get a few "huh?"s; the generational gap would make it hard

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:48 AM (UzBwz)

67 47 Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:27 PM (TFaEk)

I thought that we had the dumbest 19 year old on the planet. I see that he has competition, although  he'll still win -- I could tell you stories...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 27, 2011 04:41 PM (LH6ir)

He was complaining at the time that many of his friends had failed out and that he didn't have enough of a social life. I said that since he's worried about Biology he doesn't need a social life. He asked why I keep saying that all the time, it doesn't help. I said that I keep hoping he'll become mature enough to hear it. The fact that while he has a class that he might have to drop he shouldn't be worried about his fucking social life, that's immature. That's when he responded the above.

So..............arrrrggggghhhhhhh.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 11:49 AM (TFaEk)

68

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:43 PM (TFaEk)

Sounds like some payback is in order. Do they have a lawn?

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 11:50 AM (35Ce9)

69 39
in b4 Kratos explains the relationship of inflation to the Dollar...

That's why I'm here - to explain the obvious! 

But there is a close relationship between inflation and the price of oil/gas - almost as close as the relationship between Barack Obama and Kal Penn. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 11:50 AM (c0A3e)

70 > 49 In other news, Heroes of Might and Magic III is a rockin' game. You realize they are up to 5 now, right? Posted by: 18-1 Yes. The consensus of reviewers is that Homm got better from 1 to 3. 4 was a radical change that the long time fans didn't appreciate. I've only played III so can't comment on the controversy. 5 is more or less a remake of 3. Since 3 was so DIRT CHEAP during the holidays sales recently I picked it and have been blown away. And I speak as an experienced war gamer. I had no idea it was as good as it has been.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 27, 2011 11:50 AM (/EiLQ)

71 ".....and you discover she's as drunk as the proverbial Cooter Brown and can't even put together a coherant sentence?"

Posted by: dagny

Happens to me ALL THE TIME.

Seriously, can you rat her out to her husband, or is she a single mom?  I think you're stuck her, which doesn't mean you're a sucker, just means you actually were trying to be a good neighbor and your judgement of her was originally correct.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes... at February 27, 2011 11:51 AM (sJTmU)

72 Hey, are they chanting "We won't go!!!" ?

Posted by: mrp at February 27, 2011 11:51 AM (HjPtV)

73 so my love for such things as Sevendust, Shinedown, Toby Mac, & other music will only get "who?" from most morons so i'm at that disadvantage.

I said "great music."

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 11:51 AM (nAOMZ)

74

I will be watching the Oscars, but I don't call it that.  I call it the Tata's.

I skip the best male segment.

Posted by: mghorning at February 27, 2011 11:52 AM (Q7aqe)

75
O/T

ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK: Since when does Scott Walker represent "the people"? He’s representing…

BUCHANAN AND MONICA CROWLEY TOGETHER: He got elected!

CLIFT: …the money interests that helped him get elected including…

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, HOST: Let her finish.

CLIFT: …including lots of money from the Koch brothers.

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

Ellie, you ignorant slut!


Posted by: Fish the Impaler at February 27, 2011 11:52 AM (ZHsNw)

76 Hey, you're hardly the only pro wrestling fan on here.  Though I rarely admit it in public.

Posted by: brak at February 27, 2011 11:52 AM (nIoiW)

77 55--Ugh.  Try to not come unglued until she's had a chance to sober up & see if she apologizes?  (Admittedly, I'd have trouble remaining on speaking terms with someone like that.)

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 11:52 AM (0GpN4)

78 Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 04:47 PM (M9Ie6)

So...who does your thinking for you?

Posted by: Purity police at February 27, 2011 11:52 AM (LH6ir)

79 "Anyone who thinks Fox is a "conservative leaning network" has to be a communist. " It's all relative. Relative to the homogeneously liberal crap on almost all of TV, Fox News is conservative. Geez, they're even infecting Food Network with their liberal crap. Plus, Fox News has Red Eye at 3 A.M. I loves me some Greg Gutfeld.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 11:53 AM (EEQQJ)

80 I know the the old saw as this: When I was a kid my old man knew nothing. As I got older my old man started to catch on.

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 11:53 AM (bdi4s)

81

"Have you ever smelled Madison? There's not enough Val-U-Rite."

 

"If there's not enough Val-U-Rite", Aristocrat offers a full range of inexpensive products that meet the same needs.

Which leads to my next question. Has pot been decriminalized in Madison?

Posted by: Adobe Walls at February 27, 2011 11:55 AM (lUiZg)

82

CLIFT: …including lots of money from the Koch brothers.

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

Ellie, you ignorant slut!

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at February 27, 2011 04:52 PM (ZHsNw)

And no one asked her what proof she had of that?  

And why does no one counter with the money interest that get dems elected?

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 11:56 AM (VuLos)

83 I resent being called a geezer.   How old is the dingbat that wrote this thing?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 11:56 AM (E0vJJ)

84

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 04:51 PM (nAOMZ)

gave it to you, sorry our tastes don't agree

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:56 AM (UzBwz)

85

71 Well, I've been telling my husband for years that she's too trailer park for me to deal with. He likes the husband, a smart guy, old guard, retired army. I've never had to deal with anything like that. She didn't drive the kid and there were much older kids at home but she did drive home. I do not like being lied to and I don't want dog's ass on my carpets.

I may have to ask the husband if he knows about it--he apparently flew in late that night. I also don't want to put the kid in a position where she drives her instead of sending her to me.

I know the principal of the school really really well as well as the pastor of the church that runs the school......I just wonder if I should present them with a hypothetical, see what they say, or be more forthcoming so they can keep an eye out too.

My therapist sister says it's late stage alcoholism.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 11:57 AM (TFaEk)

86
  Shit, wait 'til you reach MY age--your father will be a GENIUS.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 27, 2011 11:57 AM (ud5dN)

87

dagny -

Do you have a shovel and some quicklime?

Posted by: Lucy Van Pelt, yanking Charlie Brown's Dildo away just at the moment of orgasm at February 27, 2011 11:58 AM (iYwUw)

88

Have you ever smelled Madison? There's not enough Val-U-Rite

OK, I'll bite.  Who's Madison?

Posted by: mghorning at February 27, 2011 11:58 AM (Q7aqe)

89

Posted by: brak at February 27, 2011 04:52 PM (nIoiW)

really? i'm a proud pro-wrestling fan; in fact like Gabe who posted World Cup threads that most didn;t care about if I was given the ability to i'd post wrestling threads along w/ the sports threads and watch as the comments of "who cares" roll on

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 11:59 AM (UzBwz)

90 One of the great advantages of a conservative disposition is a suspicion of emotions, and emotionalism. The dumbest decisions I’ve ever made, about politics and everything else, were executed while I was worked up about something, and trusted my emotional response. Passion is inevitable – we are only human, after all – and can be constructive when properly channeled. But passion is the enemy of clear thought and, when given free reign, is the prerequisite for mob rule.


Doesn't this explain the Left, instead of describing the Right?  It is their 'feelings' that stop them from looking at anything objectively.

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 11:59 AM (penCf)

91 sorry our tastes don't agree

Hey, you're the one bitching out the rest of us for not listening (instead of, like, linking to a song that "actually inspires conservative thought" instead of just insisting it exists).

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 12:00 PM (nAOMZ)

92 Chris, my man... please don't break my heart:

GOP heavyweights Christie, Huckabee defend First Lady's obesity plan:

...Christie, appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," said criticism of the first lady's campaign is "unnecessary."

"I think it's a really good goal to encourage kids to eat better," said the New Jersey governor, who has spoken about his own girth.

Yes, sure, but not at the expense of inserting nonsensical terms like "food desert" into the political lexicon along with proposing to give the government new powers to regulate what restaurants serve and what ingredients they use.  This is a slippery slope here, Governor. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 12:00 PM (c0A3e)

93

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2011 04:55 PM (GZitp)

that's pratically why I stop listening to and watching Beck; I get a sense he's gotten so wound up in politics and Govt. that he has no time to enjoy life outside of his job

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 12:00 PM (UzBwz)

94 "Anyone going to watch the commie pinko Oscars tonight? " You mean, there might be some horrendously overpaid, self-important, narcissistic assholes getting all weepy about the poor, victimized teachers in Wisconsin? There's something masochistic about me that almost wants to see just how idiotic these actors are. Almost, but not quite. I think I'll watch some cheesy, free horror film on On Demand instead.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 12:00 PM (EEQQJ)

95 "ok so?" Okay so exactly what I wrote: If it has a strong conservative message, it is not on purpose. The people who produced and starred in it are as irresponsible leftards as they get. If you require any further interpretation of my comment, ask someone else.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 12:01 PM (Ez4Ql)

96 Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 04:35 PM (zxpIo)

Guarantee that the tiny town of Gorda (Between San Simeon and Big Sur) California regular gas will be over $5/gal if not bumping up against $6.
You should see the look on of the faces when they see the price.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 27, 2011 12:01 PM (8/QZP)

97 I'm not too worried about the broad. I not exactly nice to her. I'm more worried about the little girl. From what I understand, growing up with an alcoholic mother fucks you up for a long time.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 12:01 PM (TFaEk)

98
And besides, a lot of these old people are horrible spokesman, they usually get their facts scrambled and miss the big picture.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2011 04:55 PM (GZitp)

As opposed to the you know, young people, you know, who be enlightened with Mojo and JuJu beads you know, and have mastered the find art of low hanging pants, hooking up with creatures of the night, sporting tramp stamps, using profanity in every sentence, and the great inability to express themselves in a coherent manner.  Other than those listed above, they're great.

Fish the Impaler (elderly curmudgeon)

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at February 27, 2011 12:01 PM (ZHsNw)

99

I didn't give it a click either. Some moderates are liberal or conservative but don't have the guts to say what they really think as they can't stand confrontation. Others are apolitical but don't want to admit that they really don't follow or think critically about politics, geopolitics, and events that shape relationships from personal to international. 

This is an offshoot of my theory of how people acquire and nurture their views as a result of their personality. Give me a little credit for not boring you with all of that.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 27, 2011 12:02 PM (DffuX)

100 CLIFT: …including lots of money from the Koch brothers.

To which the correct response is: so why did you support Obama, who after all took money from Goldman Sachs, BP, and every corrupt union in the land?  And furthermore, why did you support Obama when the GOP candidate agreed to abide by federal limits on campaign financing, and he refused to?  And finally, just what do you do with all that unused space between your ears?

Posted by: pep at February 27, 2011 12:03 PM (P18+/)

101

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 05:00 PM (nAOMZ)

I hope your being sarcastic because ther's no reason to get snotty over music; I was bitching about people sitting on the sidelines and not getting involved in fighting the bias in the art world. The music I mentioned has given me conservative thoughts and ideas on life and other projects I want to work on in my life. Music, like film and other art, is not  something everyone's going to agree on. Hell we can't agree on what blogs we like. I pointed to music that helps me and inspires me as I was asked. Don't think that's a good example? all the more power to you

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 12:03 PM (UzBwz)

102 Yeah, I don't think we'll be seeing a Wrestlemania thread or anything, but I'm sure there's a good number of us Morons that will be paying attention.

Posted by: brak at February 27, 2011 12:04 PM (nIoiW)

103 Just say that our film choices are overtly lefttard or regular strength lefttard.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 12:04 PM (TFaEk)

104 I'm rooting for King's Speech; it has a strong conservative/libeterian message and Vegas likes the film to win Best Pic Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 04:29 PM (UzBwz) I especially liked the way the film handled Edward VIII. Most of the pap you see/read about him is all this crap about how he "gave up the Throne for the woman he loved.." Crap. This film told the truth- that he was a selfish little git and a coward who didn't give a damn about the people whose welfare was supposed to be his highest concern. But not on purpose. The people who produced and starred in it are as irresponsible leftards as they get. Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 04:32 PM (Ez4Ql) Heh, fooled by those evil conservative script writers (who no doubt have second jobs at Fox News).

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (3kefp)

105 Hey Dagny, The drunken neighbor, is she cute?

Posted by: CMU VET at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (//tpu)

106 "Anyone going to watch the commie pinko Oscars tonight? "

How the hell else are we gonna make fun of their clothes?  And, if there is a God in heaven, the HQ will post a thread for that very reason. 

Plus, moron-nation is heavily movie-centric. 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (zxpIo)

107 Dagny,

If she was coming back from a baby shower, why did she have the dog with her?

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (VuLos)

108

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 05:01 PM (Ez4Ql)

and they created a pice of art that helps argue a conservative message or get this, is just a damn good film; I'm willing to toast them for that at the very least

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (UzBwz)

109

"Has pot been decriminalized in Madison?"

 

 

The reason I asked is I'm assuming many if not most of those hobos have get high somewhere.

Posted by: Adobe Walls at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (lUiZg)

110 I rented The Guild. Anybody watch that? Felecity Day sure is cute.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 12:06 PM (Ez4Ql)

111 So, did dri get pwnd by Snopes in his sidebar piece (saying that Mr. Ed wasn't a horse), or is he trying to pwn the rest of us?

Posted by: RoadRunner at February 27, 2011 12:06 PM (/0ftF)

112

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:43 PM (TFaEk)

Sounds like you don't keep a grappling hook handy in the hall closet.

Maybe you should have thrown some candy (for the child) and a treat (for the K9) out on the front lawn while you wiped up the shitstain with your neighbor.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 12:07 PM (HBqDo)

113

Heh, fooled by those evil conservative script writers (who no doubt have second jobs at Fox News).

yeah I once read the writers are conservative leaning or at least less lefty douchebag

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 12:07 PM (UzBwz)

114

110 Came home, changed clothes, either drank more or tried to sober up, walked down here (about 5 houses) with the dog.

The drunken neighbor has been ridden hard and put away wet.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 12:08 PM (TFaEk)

115 That live feed is like a huge open-air special ed class.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 12:09 PM (Q6tnr)

116 Dagny did you video her? Sounds like something that should go on youtube Otherwise, I assume she was walking home from your house so while I would join you in being po'd I don't see any action to take.

Posted by: Palerider at February 27, 2011 12:09 PM (vL0Nv)

117 I rented The Guild. Anybody watch that? Felecity Day sure is cute.

I thought it was kind of boring. I didn't get past maybe 5 episodes.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at February 27, 2011 12:10 PM (YxBuk)

118 My FIL definitely has Fox geezer syndrome. Except it's "believe everything you read on the internet and then send it to your address book which garners me 10-15 new emails every day" syndrome. When we visit them my wife begs me not to bring up politics. If were a libtard I bet he'd shoot me.

Posted by: Burn the Apostrophers at February 27, 2011 12:10 PM (DLxD/)

119

"Anyone going to watch the commie pinko Oscars tonight? "

Geez, I thought it was over already.  Must have been thinking of the last awards show they had for themselves to congratulate themselves on their awesome awesomeness.  How many of the stupid things do they have every year?  Not that I really care.  I just get sick of hearing about them.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 12:12 PM (E0vJJ)

120 The Oscars are fish to me.

Posted by: Bugler at February 27, 2011 12:13 PM (VXBR1)

121 "I'm rooting for King's Speech; it has a strong conservative/libeterian message and Vegas likes the film to win Best Pic" Loved that movie. Fantastic acting. Not over-acted,but you felt so bad for him giving a speech. I've done enough digging into the history of that family to know just how sad their children's lives were. And there is a lot of crap out there about the Duke of Windsor who was so admired in his day. Comparing him to a nazi isn't just a lazy, over done way to insult someone. He really did likey the Hitler.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 12:13 PM (EEQQJ)

122 Don't think I'll watch. They will be stroking the goons in WI.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 12:14 PM (Q6tnr)

123 I'm inclined to mention something to her husband but may wait until it happens again. At least now my own husband can stop suggesting that I'm too snobbish to deal with her and hear what I'm saying.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 12:14 PM (TFaEk)

124 The News division of Fox is just as liberal as any other network news. The "opinion" division has some that may be considered "conservative".

I used to think Beck was but I am starting to have my doubts. O'Reiley has never been conservative, and Hannity is a maybe.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 12:15 PM (M9Ie6)

125 rant on/ also Off-Topic sort of but i'm really sick of this idea by conservatives of snickering at the oscars or anything else in the enetertainment world, "Oh I haven't seen the 10 best pic nominees and don't plan to.", those who do so miss out on great films/books/music that can actually inspire conservative thought.

Oh, great arbiter of how 'conservatives' should feel about Hollywood, is it OK if we don't want our hard-earned dollars going to the smug fux who make and star in most of the movies?  I don't give a shit who wins the Oscars, but if you do, cool, just don't make yourself sick over those of us who don't.

I still manage to be able to find things which actually inspire conservative thought away from the smugtards in the entertainment world.

Posted by: Theresa D at February 27, 2011 12:16 PM (2hQbY)

126 It was sorta funny though that the only phrase I could think of was "drunk as Cooter Brown" (my mom is 90 and from arkansas) and I wanted to relay that info to my yankee italian husband. I was momentarily at a loss for a simile. I settled for "fucking wasted".

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 12:17 PM (TFaEk)

127

Hint for Democrats. Using the term Faux News is no longer clever. It's boring.

Posted by: kansas at February 27, 2011 12:18 PM (srmf8)

128 Dagny, why don't you jus treat her child well. Few children try to emulate their parents as they grow up. Maybe she will emulate you. Minus the F word, of course.

Posted by: mghorning at February 27, 2011 12:19 PM (Q7aqe)

129 When each Oscar recipient pledges their Oscar to a military member, by name, I'll watch.  Until then...it seems I have to sort my sock drawer every time the Oscars are on.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 12:20 PM (VuLos)

130 The good news is no one watches Fox; either that or a whole lot more folks own ferrets than are letting on.

Posted by: David Brooks at February 27, 2011 12:21 PM (dKCBV)

131
The Oscars are fish to me.

Posted by: Bugler at February 27, 2011 05:13 PM (VXBR1)

Not one of my species, the groupers, koi, or cod are interested in the Oscars, however we do watch Deadliest Catch and are thankful it's not us. 

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at February 27, 2011 12:22 PM (ZHsNw)

132 121 I rented The Guild. Anybody watch that? Felecity Day sure is cute.

I thought it was kind of boring. I didn't get past maybe 5 episodes.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at February 27, 2011 05:10 PM (YxBuk)

I liked it, at least the few episodes that I saw.  Bought the comic, too.  Guess I identify with some of it. 

Posted by: soulpile is... expendable at February 27, 2011 12:22 PM (afWhQ)

133 Geez, I thought it was over already.  Must have been thinking of the last awards show they had for themselves to congratulate themselves on their awesome awesomeness.  How many of the stupid things do they have every year?  Not that I really care.  I just get sick of hearing about them.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 05:12 PM (E0vJJ)

 Pop culture has really hit the shitter. I used to enjoy movies and music until they became pussified. I haven't heard or seen anything worthwhile since the mid 90's.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 12:22 PM (35Ce9)

134

Idea for new sitcom. 1 and 1/2 Men and a Big Prick.

Posted by: kansas at February 27, 2011 12:22 PM (srmf8)

135 YRC what genre are those bands you mentioned? Since I moved away from a town with good college radio I am in the dark with new music.

Posted by: Burn the Apostrophers at February 27, 2011 12:22 PM (DLxD/)

136 132

Hint for Democrats. Using the term Faux News is no longer clever. It's boring.

How about FOK news?

/At least "Faux" was clever the first dozen times I heard it.  Keith Oberdunce is a dickhead.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 12:24 PM (c0A3e)

137 133 Yeah. and I don't curse in front of anyone but my sister, best friend, husband, morons, and occassionally oldest teenager.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 12:26 PM (TFaEk)

138 I'm reading on another site that Mike Tobin was hit/assaulted while reporting from the capital building in Madison.  Anyone see it?

Mike's gonna want to go back to the ME.  It's safer.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 12:27 PM (VuLos)

139 Must be racism. Straight up! Posted by: Jeanine Garofolo at February 27, 2011 04:44 PM (TB5VE) Actually I prefer my racism on the rocks, with bitters and a twist. So get on it dearie... chop-chop...

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 12:27 PM (3kefp)

140 Heh - the wife of a good friend of mine said something similar to what the Frumtard was saying, e.g., that somehow Fox News "stole" her parents.  She is of course a leftist (but not a rabid fire-breathing one), and she would lament that her parents at one time seemed like such reasonable folks, but now she says it seems like they've been brainwashed by Glenn Beck.  I wanted to tell her (but didn't, to be polite) that maybe it's not her parents that have changed, but her.  Somehow, among the smart set, that thought never seems to appear to them.....

Posted by: chemjeff at February 27, 2011 12:27 PM (GaLxs)

141 The Oscars are like The Nobels, just a bunch of self important assholes on full flare pushing an agenda.
Films are open to individual interpretation and that's the way I like it.

I mean James Franco and Penelope Whatsherfanny? C'mon now.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 12:29 PM (HBqDo)

142 I used to loooooove Might and Magic. there's a new iphone app that's pretty awesome, been playing all weekend - Battleheart. kind of like really old-school Might and Magic (before Heroes) worth the 99 cents!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 12:31 PM (SB0V2)

143 71 ".....and you discover she's as drunk as the proverbial Cooter Brown and can't even put together a coherant sentence?"Posted by: dagny

Ummmm,, have we met?

Posted by: proverbial Cooter Brown at February 27, 2011 12:33 PM (le5qc)

144 YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 04:39 PM (UzBwz)

Read your post - and its total drivel. Hint: Hollywood has nothing to do with the real world; you can spend waste every waking hour looking at this shit, finding whatever "meaningful" messages you care to come up with, but at the end of the day, you've wasted your day.

The entire Oscar 'scene' is nothing but an exercise in self-congratulatory mental masturbation. Let's see what the Nielsen ratings are for this crappy 'mega-production'.

Posted by: alwyr at February 27, 2011 12:33 PM (w2++y)

145
 The comments on that WaPo article are amusing--especially if you read the disclaimer up top, about offensive comments and personal attacks.

  Rich with irony.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 27, 2011 12:33 PM (ud5dN)

146 Serenity just starting on SyFy!

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 12:33 PM (E0vJJ)

147 Are there any Hollywood award shows that the public vote on?  With their wallets?

Nooo.

Instead we have the Globes, the Oscars, the SAGs... all sycophantic, tongue bathing, ritualistic slobber fests.

Bah.

Posted by: soulpile is... expendable at February 27, 2011 12:34 PM (afWhQ)

148 Here is my rule for avoiding "Fox geezer syndrome."  (This is something I guard against,  since I am 62.)

Whatever you hear on Fox,  go see if there is verification in a British paper.  Quite often there is,  even in The Guardian.

Then I saw,  "I was reading this British paper,  The Guardian,  and did you know that....?"

Works like a charm.  It keeps me from immediately going off the deep end and  also makes me sound smart,  because those are British papers,  you know.

And the bonus is that the British papers are often snarkier about Obama than Fox!

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2011 12:34 PM (Fo83G)

149 151 Serenity just starting on SyFy!

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 05:33 PM (E0vJJ)

Have you seen that the Science Channel is going to show Firefly?

Posted by: soulpile is... expendable at February 27, 2011 12:35 PM (afWhQ)

150 @28
The Christie-Palin thing is a whole lot of nothing (so naturally it has generated 200+ comments at HA).  From The Hill

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 12:35 PM (pW2o8)

151 151 Serenity just starting on SyFy!

Nuts!  I wanted to watch Boa vs Python!   

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 12:36 PM (c0A3e)

152 dagny, Re: your neighbor If she phones, check caller id and don't answer. If she knocks at the door, don't answer.(I use this one on Jehovah's Witnesses, whom you can recognize by the cheap suits) There's no law that you have to answer the phone or the door. The woman is a selfish, manipulative jerk, and life is too short.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 12:37 PM (EEQQJ)

153 151 Serenity just starting on SyFy!
Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 05:33 PM (E0vJJ)

This is a good death...we're making a better world. All of them, better worlds.

Posted by: The Operative at February 27, 2011 12:37 PM (N46Tb)

154 yet another goonion attack - and note the police reaction

Posted by: Chuckit at February 27, 2011 12:37 PM (3Mpzf)

155 76 Hey, you're hardly the only pro wrestling fan on here.  Though I rarely admit it in public.

Word

Posted by: Triple H at February 27, 2011 12:38 PM (le5qc)

156 "The reason I ask is the homeless squatters who've occupied the Wisconsin Statehouse appear to be the largest concentration of Hobos in one spot this side of Cairo." Yeah, gotta wonder where they're showering and shampooing. That place must be getting pretty ripe.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 12:39 PM (EEQQJ)

157 5 is more or less a remake of 3. Since 3 was so DIRT CHEAP during the holidays sales recently I picked it and have been blown away. And I speak as an experienced war gamer. I had no idea it was as good as it has been.


Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 27, 2011 04:50 PM (/EiLQ)

Yeah, the top strategy game series;

Civilization/Colonization

HOMM

MOM

MOO

XCOM

Posted by: 18-1 at February 27, 2011 12:39 PM (bgcml)

158 My parents are the opposite. Every time I visit them, my Dad has MSNBC soiling their new HDTV. All my Dad and and uncles talk about is the latest Republican scandal that's destroying the country, while praising Chris Matthews. Disgusting, really... /sigh

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 27, 2011 12:40 PM (UXsQr)

159 YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader)

Punk

Posted by: Zombie grnad Wizard of Wresting at February 27, 2011 12:40 PM (le5qc)

160
Yeah, gotta wonder where they're showering and shampooing. That place must be getting pretty ripe.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 27, 2011 05:39 PM (EEQQJ)

Uh, liberal protesters are generally also opposed to soap...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 27, 2011 12:40 PM (bgcml)

161  Pop culture has really hit the shitter. I used to enjoy movies and music until they became pussified. I haven't heard or seen anything worthwhile since the mid 90's.

300?

Posted by: pep at February 27, 2011 12:41 PM (P18+/)

162 So let me see if I can recap the day.

No one is working. 

Ace is in LA on the carpet for the Ewok Oscar award, which we will hear about later.

Oh, and Black History Month will be over Tuesday.

Shit and we had no threads about that!

RACIST!!

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 12:44 PM (JpFM9)

163 http://twitter.com/DefendWisconsin

Police may or may not follow order to remove the protesters (so they can clean the place).  I've watched cleaning time at the zoo and it's usually easier dealing with Tigers and Rhinos.

Posted by: ef at February 27, 2011 12:46 PM (c7Pp2)

164 Iowahawk hasn't posted anything since February 9.  What's up with that?

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 12:46 PM (zxpIo)

165

Have you seen that the Science Channel is going to show Firefly?

Um no, I hadn't.  Totally not surprised.  Somewhere people missed the part about science fiction.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 12:48 PM (E0vJJ)

166 #168, I read that to. The Governor seems to have no control on the Capitol. I say bring in the National Guard!

Posted by: Donna at February 27, 2011 12:48 PM (DhK9/)

167 Uh, yeah, almost a week ago.  Drudge?  Can't remember.  Of course, apparently the news hasn't filtered down to the gas station level, as I just paid $3.73 for Shell regular.  At Costco, they were jammed up for miles, you'd think they were giving the shit away.  Didn't check the price, but I'd rather pay another 60 cents and not wait in line.
Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 04:35 PM

AFL-CIO prez and Honey Badger BFF Ron Trumka wants gas to cost even more with extra taxes on gas

Trumka: All we need is to raise taxes to create jobs


What’s the best way to get Americans back to work?

Raise taxes, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Specifically, he wants to raise the federal gas tax as a means to fund infrastructure spending. “We need a dedicated source of revenue to create infrastructure in this country,” he tells Aaron Task in the accompanying clip.

“We need to create jobs. The best way to do that is through infrastructure development.” Simply maintaining the existing infrastructure in this country will cost $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. That doesn’t include Obama’s objective of high-speed rails and green energy projects.


Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2011 12:48 PM (vdfwz)

168

So..............arrrrggggghhhhhhh.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 04:49 PM (TFaEk)

The pre-frontal cortex in males isn't fully developed until they are 25. So you have that going for you.

As for the slattern neighbor, remember this behavior for the next time she needs help.

Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 12:48 PM (u/Nbu)

169 169 Iowahawk hasn't posted anything since February 9. What's up with that? Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 05:46 PM (zxpIo) I guess he figures the real world is far more satirical than anything he could think up! Ya gotta admit these are tough times to be a satirist.

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 12:49 PM (3kefp)

170 http://tinyurl.com/4whex89

Background at legal insurrection

Posted by: ef at February 27, 2011 12:49 PM (c7Pp2)

171

Um no, I hadn't.  Totally not surprised.  Somewhere people missed the part about science fiction.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 05:48 PM (E0vJJ)

Exactly what I thought.

Posted by: soulpile is... expendable at February 27, 2011 12:50 PM (afWhQ)

172 #169  Peaches,  Iowahawk went to Palm Springs,  California,  for The Modernism Festival,  where there is a huge classic car show.  I follow him on Twitter,  and he posted this morning.

He is in Los Angeles now, debating whether to put on his powder blue or burgundy tux in honor of the Oscars.  (Don't know if he's going to stand around outside or not.)

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2011 12:52 PM (Fo83G)

173

The left are the most emotionalist people on the planet.  Everything lefty streams from emotion and entitlement.

 The right are reacting properly to the left-wingers taking over everything and fucking everything to hell.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at February 27, 2011 12:52 PM (0fzsA)

174 As for the slattern neighbor, remember this behavior for the next time she needs help.

My pre-programmed response to certain neighbors is "Sorry, I can't help you with that."  No excuses, no waffling.  These are mostly the neighbors whom one only sees or hears from when they are offering one the opportunity to do them a favor. 

Posted by: Peaches at February 27, 2011 12:52 PM (zxpIo)

175 Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2011 05:48 PM (vdfwz)

Saw Trumpka on Teat The Press. He looked like someone stuck a wig and painted face on a fucking beach ball.

Guy probably eats 5 meals a day. A really sickening cartoonish character.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 12:55 PM (HBqDo)

176

He is in Los Angeles now, debating whether to put on his powder blue or burgundy tux in honor of the Oscars.

Oo, I hope he does powder blue.  That is the apex of class.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 27, 2011 12:55 PM (E0vJJ)

177

Time to call in the Guard.  The only problem is that I'd imagine many of those cops are also members of Guard or reserve units.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 12:58 PM (x40U+)

178 Regarding Palin:  Anyone who is interested can find her hour-long, unscripted appearance before the Long Island Association a few days ago,  in which she answered questions without a teleprompter.

Plus,  unless I am mistaking things,  Palin already appeared in a nationally televised unscripted appearance.  It was called the Vice Presidential Debate,  where she cleaned Joe Biden's clock.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2011 01:03 PM (Fo83G)

179 Just read the fleebaggers have no intention of returning to WI  until the Governor reaches a "compromise." Of course a compromise means give in. I pray Walker doesn't cave, but the pressure on him is unbelievable. Also just read that some "protesters" are refusing to leave the Capitol and the cops told them to just move to upper or lower floors. Seems the cops just what to make the place all clean for them. Something has to be done, and quickly.

Posted by: Donna at February 27, 2011 01:06 PM (DhK9/)

180 @182
I guess the thing I was reacting to was the characterization of Christie's comment as an attack on Palin.  It was a general critique, which he applied to all of the potential candidates. 

I think a lot of Christie's rise is attributable to how authentic he comes off.  He's right to advise all of the candidates to get out there and be less managed. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 01:07 PM (pW2o8)

181 Dagny,
Sounds like the kid could use a friendly neighbor's kindness.  If you have it in you, befriend the child and do what you can to make the kid's life a little brighter, and maybe enlist other neighbors and church people to do the same.  If this is a pattern for the mother, it means a rather lonely life for the kid.  As an adult, the mother needs to get help on her own if she wants it.  That's my 2 cents at least.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 27, 2011 01:08 PM (Do528)

182 Union thuggery, part 351:

Union Thug Talks Dirty to 17 Year Old Handing Out Copies of the Constitution

Unions: Redefining crass for over a hundred years.

I commend the kid for not bashing in the old geezer's teeth.  He showed far more restraint that I could have.

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 01:08 PM (CA2NO)

183 And I thought Cameron Diaz's love of porn was the latest threat to domestic tranquility . Are there no morons here ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at February 27, 2011 01:09 PM (npr0X)

184 The thing about calling in the national Guard is that if cops who are members don't obey,  they are subject to the UCMJ,  not the non-prosecution by madiosn DA.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 27, 2011 01:09 PM (Fo83G)

185 My show is a free-wheeling venue for the tough questions! 

Posted by: Sean "Slobber-slobber" Hannity at February 27, 2011 01:09 PM (pW2o8)

186 300?

Posted by: pep at February 27, 2011 05:41 PM (P18+/)

I haven't seen a Hollywood flick since Mission:Impossible.

It's all leftist Commie shit and not worth my time.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 01:11 PM (35Ce9)

187 The Oscars started turning to shit about the mid 60s. Coincidentally that was about the same time movies in general started turning to shit.

But take 1969 for example. The best "buddy" picture of all time lost to Midnight Cowboy. How many times do you see anyone say anything good about Midnight Cowboy now. It has been flushed down the sewer of bad crap movies.

Yet I just bought a copy of Butch Cassidy on BluRay and damn it looks good. I had forgotten how good all that Western Scenery looked on the big screen.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 01:11 PM (M9Ie6)

188 #184  Plus,  unless I am mistaking things,  Palin already appeared in a nationally televised unscripted appearance.  It was called the Vice Presidential Debate,  where she cleaned Joe Biden's clock.

I wouldn't say she did cleaned Biden's clock, but she did well enough.  She should have put in the KO blow when Biden tried to claim that the US and the French kicked out Hezbollah in Lebanon, but I blame that missed opportunity mostly on her relative inexperience with foreign affairs. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 01:11 PM (c1PyW)

189

Time to call in the Guard.  The only problem is that I'd imagine many of those cops are also members of Guard or reserve units.

Posted by: Alex

Agreed ...  Remove or fire the cops and replace them with those that will uphold the law.

Posted by: melvin at February 27, 2011 01:17 PM (3OCZw)

190 The Expendables and Iron Man 2 were all the money the theaters saw from us last couple years.

Hollywood is Charlie Sheen x 10,000.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:18 PM (Q6tnr)

191 So...the Democratic congressional leadership watches Glenn Beck and then rants to their children?

Nancy Pelosi – 70

Steny Hoyer  -- 71

Jim Clyburn – 70

Harry Reid – 71

Chuck Schumer – 60

Richard Durbin -- 66



Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 27, 2011 01:19 PM (7utQ2)

192

for live tv events like the oscars or grammys, I always DVR them just in case something truly bizarre happens or there's an awesome wardrobe malfunction

Yeah. I'm looking at you, Anne Hathaway.

Posted by: BDJ at February 27, 2011 01:19 PM (cUNcx)

193 I am sorry.  Male Female???

WTF is it with a made up ceremony that they call the Oscars, which is just a plug for stupid movies. 

Why do women get so excited about an infomercial??

Dumb  Dumb Dumb the only male thing I can think that is this dumb?

NFL draft show

Do these people have a life?  No.

Oh, and Ace is wearing a full length coat from Gucci with diamonds on the sleeve and a low cut back to show off his Ewok hair. 

His escort passed her drug test and is out on bail.  That would be...

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 01:19 PM (JpFM9)

194

I wouldn't hesitate to blow off the neighbor if she were just a neighbor. Her kids go to the same very small catholic schools as mine.  I'm already pretty unfriendly. My little one wants to play with her daughter. 

I also don't seek to buy giant blow up yard decorations from costco, fill my backyard with sand to create a beach with an above ground pool or have my 5 inch nails painted in various hues while getting my hair bleached. So there isn't a lot of connection there.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:20 PM (TFaEk)

195 >My show is a free-wheeling venue for the tough questions! 

Posted by: Sean "Slobber-slobber" Hannity at February 27, 2011 06:09 PM (pW2o

 

Literally!

Posted by: BDJ at February 27, 2011 01:21 PM (cUNcx)

196 Bring in cops from rural WI and call in the guard. Chain the doors shut and tear gas the commie bastards for 15 minutes. Le them shit their pants and cry a while.

Then open one small door out.

Arrest everyone who makes it out alive and charge them with everything even remotely possible.

Send in non-union janitors to mop up the rest.

They should be thanking Walker. If he was like their hero Lenin they would all be dead or in the gulag by now.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:21 PM (Q6tnr)

197 Is Schumer only 60? Ugh, he has another 20 years in him. I'll have poked my ears out by then.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:21 PM (TFaEk)

198 Teh gheys really liked 300 too. Finding that out sorta ruined it for me.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:22 PM (TFaEk)

199

The thing about calling in the national Guard is that if cops who are members don't obey,  they are subject to the UCMJ,  not the non-prosecution by madiosn DA.

It's still ugly, however.  And courts martial for any who refuse would turn into a circus.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 01:23 PM (x40U+)

200 Seem like it was just yesterday when Adolf Hitler marched into Poland and took away their collective bargaining rights.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 27, 2011 01:23 PM (54F2e)

201 Mike Tobin is a tough guy.  He can take any of those union goons, if he decides they're worth it (and he knows they're not, unless they draw blood, in which case they're hamburger in seconds).

The rest of the Fox News bunch covering the Madison hippie festival oughta put on flak jackets and riot helmets, just to be safe.

Posted by: Kortezzi at February 27, 2011 01:24 PM (EK8GN)

202 Teg gays are gonna like any movie with that many shirtless men.

The tranny Xerxes creeped me out too.

Still a good movie.


Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:24 PM (Q6tnr)

203 Drunk as a skunk ... at a baby shower?  They sure have changed.  Seriously tough, that poor child having to go home with that.

Posted by: BarbaraS at February 27, 2011 01:25 PM (Uk9rA)

204 tough=though

Posted by: BarbaraS at February 27, 2011 01:25 PM (Uk9rA)

205

I also don't seek to buy giant blow up yard decorations from costco, fill my backyard with sand to create a beach with an above ground pool or have my 5 inch nails painted in various hues while getting my hair bleached.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 06:20 PM (TFaEk)

Wow. I misread you. That was exactly how I pictured you.

;-)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at February 27, 2011 01:27 PM (LH6ir)

206 Maybe they had drinking games at the baby shower...

Or maybe she was working on her next already.
If I had a neighbor like that I think I'd have Child Services' # on my fridge.


Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:27 PM (Q6tnr)

207 Dumb  Dumb Dumb the only male thing I can think that is this dumb?

NFL draft show

I love the NFL draft.  I'll admit that last year's ESPN (?) coverage was bizarre - the one where Steve Young wouldn't shut up and Tom Jackson (I think it was) pouted through a big part of the show - but overall I like the draft.  My husband actually takes a day off of work to watch the late rounds with me.  Of course, beer and food is involved.

Posted by: Sean at February 27, 2011 01:28 PM (pW2o8)

208 Scissor me, Xerxes!

Posted by: Ms. Garrett at February 27, 2011 01:28 PM (4Kl5M)

209 204 Teh gheys really liked 300 too. Finding that out sorta ruined it for me.

Why?  While 300 took a great deal of liberties with the Spartan (and Theban) stand at Thermopylae, the basic story of free Greeks facing down Persian autocracy remained unaltered. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 01:28 PM (c1PyW)

210 dagny,

At least tell me you have the giant pineapple earrings and pink flamingos on your front astroturf.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:28 PM (Q6tnr)

211 Go away Sean Hannity sock!

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 01:29 PM (pW2o8)

212 Kyle Busch to Jeff Gordon--  Molon Labe

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at February 27, 2011 01:30 PM (le5qc)

213 209 She kept trying to get out that there was an opera singer there. She kept saying "karaoke, that's not it" over and over then lit on the word "Oprah" and finally "opera" with some help from me. Said it was someone's gift. Yeah, I always get oprah and opera confused. Fat lady thing and all that. 

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:32 PM (TFaEk)

214

Since this is an open thread, a question for you morons:

I'm currently debating what to do with my life once I'm out of the Army.  Right now, I'm looking at grad school, and trying to decide between getting a masters in statistics, a masters in finance, or going back for an undergrad degree in chemistry.  Thoughts?

Also, where are the decent job markets?  I've looked at moving back to Denver, but my main concern is finding work. 

 

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 01:32 PM (x40U+)

215 Who's the crack monkey that posted Mr. Ed was a zebra over on the sidebar?

That's ancient and not even well done Urban Legend, he was no more a zebra than I'm an Obama fan.

If the comparison between the color photo and the horse aren't enough - and common sense about the technology - then look at the source of the spoof:
http://www.snopes.com/lost/false.asp

PWND.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 27, 2011 01:33 PM (p+mzQ)

216 300 gave us footage of Persians getting the living shit kicked out of them for the first time since 9/11.  It told an unapologetic tale of Western Civilization triumphing over the conquerors from the East.

History buffs who know what conniving muthafuckers the Persians have been to Western Civilization all through the years liked that.

Which is why libs pissed their pants over it.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:33 PM (Q6tnr)

217 Big Hollywood is going to be liveblogging the Oscars, so I think I'll hang out there and laugh along with them.  The only reason to watch is to laugh at the ridiculous clothes and to see if Johnny Depp shows up looking like he just fell off a train into a haystack (which seems to be his preferred awards show appearance).  I'm honeslty past the train wreck enjoyment of it all.  I prefer to go straight for the biting criticism.

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 01:33 PM (CA2NO)

218

216 When Talbots or Lily Pulitzer puts them on sale.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:36 PM (TFaEk)

219 The last movie I went to see was <I>Gantz</I>, which was fabulous (except for the dubbing - MAN I hate dubbing).  Before that, I don't think I've been to a movie since the <I>Star Trek</I> reboot.  And I  used to go see at least one movie a MONTH.  It's just not worth the money anymore.  The only movie I'm particularly looking forward to is <I>The Hobbit</I>, and that's still years away. 

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 01:36 PM (CA2NO)

220 but I blame that missed opportunity mostly on her relative inexperience with foreign affairs.

...relative inexperience being sweet talk for ignorance (not stupidity).

Palin already appeared in a nationally televised unscripted appearance.  It was called the Vice Presidential Debate,

But to claim that the VP Debate was unscripted is to have not read Going Rogue, as Palin relates being schooled on what to say, to memorize the script from Schwartz whether she agreed with him or not being beside the point.

Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 01:36 PM (H+LJc)

221 I want that lovely hunk Brit Hume to give me a lapdance.

Posted by: Barbara Walters at February 27, 2011 01:36 PM (90H1N)

222 Annnnnd HTML tag FAIL.  *facepalm*

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 01:37 PM (CA2NO)

223 I'm talking baseball, Willie, Mickey and the Duke I'm talking baseball, Willie, Mickey and the Duke Duke Snider dead at 84

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2011 01:37 PM (7wmOW)

224 Someone tell that cocksucker Trumka that we already have a 'dedicated source of revenue for infrastructure' -- it's called... INCOME TAX.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 01:39 PM (zgaoG)

225 Y-not,

I am so disappointed.  NFL Draft?  Next thing you know you'll be watching housewives of whatever city.

When in doubt, go to the weather channel.  It's fun and half of the girls are pregnant.

Do you think the producer fucks them?

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 01:40 PM (JpFM9)

226 95

Posted by: lowandslow at February 27, 2011 04:55 PM (GZitp)

that's pratically why I stop listening to and watching Beck; I get a sense he's gotten so wound up in politics and Govt.  selling books,gold and photoalbums that he has no time to enjoy life outside of his job

Posted by: YRM (Rarest Ace Commenter, Most Common Ace Reader) at February 27, 2011 05:00 PM (UzBwz)

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 27, 2011 01:40 PM (FIDMq)

227 Trumka better crawl back under his rock. Cocky mobsters who draw attention soon find their fat asses in jail.

It won't always be a Black Panther Party member and communist as Attorney General.

Posted by: John Gotti at February 27, 2011 01:41 PM (Q6tnr)

228 re: Eleanor Fuckface Clift's "lots of money from the Koch brothers Doesn't she realize that there is a limit to what the Koch brothers can donate, thanks to assholes McCain and Feingold?

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 01:42 PM (zgaoG)

229 shhshhhhhh

Posted by: the producer at February 27, 2011 01:42 PM (Q6tnr)

230

Funny, I make the same observations the Geezers do but don't watch Fox News. Inexplicable.

Good to see the Frum civility doesn't extend to "geezers."

As always, facts be damned.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 27, 2011 01:42 PM (T6363)

231 There is plenty of room for him at Hoffa's place.

Posted by: FlaviusJulius at February 27, 2011 01:42 PM (qIHlG)

232 Elanor Clift and Andrea Mitchell.

Two lemon-sucking ferrets with PMS who were separated at hatching.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:43 PM (Q6tnr)

Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 01:43 PM (H+LJc)

234
Alex, hands down it's finance.  That's where the money lives.

Posted by: Bernie Madoff, 673902 at February 27, 2011 01:49 PM (ZHsNw)

235 When Obama is shown the shit-can next year, Trumka will wish he had stuck to writing screeds for the Communist Party USA Newsletter.

The new attorney general should investigate and audit every second of that fat crooked fuck's life from conception through two days in the future.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:49 PM (Q6tnr)

236 Wonder what Trumka's net worth is?

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:49 PM (TFaEk)

237 Did someone say coke? Koch? Cock? Whut?

ummm I'm ummm down for anything. It's been two days since my last party.

Posted by: Party Peznit O-shizzle at February 27, 2011 01:50 PM (Q6tnr)

238 Alex at February 27, 2011 06:32 PM

Human Resources per municipality will give you an idea of where jobs are being offered.

Ever considered becoming a Pharmacist? Do the chemistry undergrad and the rest would be a cinch. Regardless of the economy, health and medical personnel are always in demand.

Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 01:50 PM (H+LJc)

239 While we're at it let's divulge Bernie Sanders' net worth.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 01:51 PM (Fe3ZO)

240 Trumka isn't worth the lard you could render out of him.

But I imagine like most Democrats and other communists he is worth very little on paper.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:52 PM (Q6tnr)

241 Bring in cops from rural WI and call in the guard. Chain the doors shut and tear gas the commie bastards for 15 minutes. Le them shit their pants and cry a while.

I believe that several states, WI included have Guard forces subject to nationalization. In this case, Honey Badger can sign an executive order either denying use of them in Madison or grab them for some other "assignment"

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2011 01:52 PM (vdfwz)

242

Well don't get out of the army yet!

Don't ask, don't tell, don't miss sensitivity training: All American troops will be given sensitivity training ... http://bit.ly/hbWBeV

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 01:53 PM (TFaEk)

243
Cut the bullshit Alex and join the SEIU.  That's where the power lies, and I need a good buttboy to parrot the socialist/Marxist line.

Posted by: Richard Trumpka. Chief Butt Thumper at February 27, 2011 01:53 PM (ZHsNw)

244 Send in the Texas Rangers and the Texas Guard.

One crisis, one Ranger.

The Guard could just bring soap and long brushes to scrub the unconscious.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 01:54 PM (Q6tnr)

245 Don't ask, don't tell, don't miss sensitivity training: All American troops will be given sensitivity training ... http://bit.ly/hbWBeV Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 06:53 PM (TFaEk) OOh I get my Senior Leadership Training in less than 2 weeks. I just can't wait??????

Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2011 01:55 PM (7wmOW)

246 CLIFT: …including lots of money from the Koch brothers.

Yeh, Ellie and Andrea will really go far with the Koch Brothers bit. Remember the lefty rants about Richard Mellon Scaife?

Ask most people, and they couldn't tell you who the fuck Scaife is

But let's throw Soros, Peter Lewis, Google, GE, Golden Nutsacks and Ted Fonda back at them

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2011 01:56 PM (vdfwz)

247
The term Faux News spoken by a liberal equates to the 8-year old asking about the Prince Albert in the can joke.

Posted by: Fish the Impaler at February 27, 2011 01:58 PM (ZHsNw)

248 Soros is a philanthropist

The Koch Brothers are insurrectionists

Posted by: MFM cockholsters at February 27, 2011 01:58 PM (Q6tnr)

249 241
Alex, hands down it's finance.  That's where the money lives.

Heh.

Seriously, Alex, unless you have a specific goal in mind for a BS in Chemistry, I'd stick with getting the Masters in Statistics or Finance.  Getting those Masters will take less time and you can do more with it in the short term (2 years?  vs 3-4 years).  Besides, you'll need at least a Masters in Chemistry if you want to do anything career-wise with it anyway.  And trust me, Chemistry-Chemistry work isn't as well funded by the feds or private industry as Biochem and Immuno projects dealing with human health (my chem-friends going to grad school right now bitch at me a lot about this funding disparity). 

The problem nowadays with a lot of undergrad science education is that (at least from what I've seen and other profs at my institution have echoed this criticism) classes are becoming more and more specialized instead of teaching the basics well.  I think its great that you want to learn more about science and you've definately got the gray matter to excel in this field, but I'd recommend self-teaching yourself what you want to learn about chemistry and focus on getting your advanced degrees for now.

Just my .02cents (.00000000 cents when inflation is taken into account). 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 01:59 PM (c1PyW)

250 the douche who owns Progressive Insurance is a big lefty donor

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 01:59 PM (zgaoG)

251 "Do you think the producer fucks them?" That's the Letterman show.

Posted by: Pecos Bill at February 27, 2011 01:59 PM (j84s0)

252 Mark Bing? or whatever his name is is also a big Democrat donor.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:00 PM (zgaoG)

253 Koch brothers biggest donation??  $250,000 to the ACLU.

Wonder why liberal have not mentioned that?


Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 02:00 PM (JpFM9)

254 Waaay late to this, but some more modern music that's good is 3 Doors Down. Oh, and I like Shinedown. Their song "Sound of Madness" sounds really great turned up loud, driving fast with the windows down.

Posted by: AngelEm at February 27, 2011 02:02 PM (18RR9)

255 Was it BP who was a big donor to Obama? Isn't BP a British corp? Foreign money?

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:03 PM (Fe3ZO)

256 History buffs who know what conniving muthafuckers the Persians have been to Western Civilization all through the years liked that.

Book of Daniel contradicts that account of Persians.

Zoroaster wasn't hell bent on blood sacrifice at all. Subsequent star gazers from Persia may have provided Jesus with the worshiping Three Kings from the East who came to pay homage to the new King of Kings.

The various Persian religions are of great interest, and it's a shame that the Muslim faith took hold of such a rich heritage of philosophy, poetry and intellect.


Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 02:03 PM (H+LJc)

257 I used to watch Anderson Pooper. He kept me regular.

Posted by: Grandma at February 27, 2011 02:05 PM (YZISw)

258 OOh I get my Senior Leadership Training in less than 2 weeks. I just can't wait?????? Posted by: nevergiveup at February 27, 2011 06:55 PM (7wmOW) Just remember your Dilbert and when it's your time in that dumb exercise to tell somebody in the group something you admire about them look the instructor straight in the eye and tell him "I admire your ability to get paid for this." Then make plans to attend the remedial class...

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 02:05 PM (3kefp)

259 Wait wait, why are we talking about the kochs?  Hereos of Might and Magic is much more important.

Posted by: Draki at February 27, 2011 02:06 PM (5Cbz0)

260

Don't ask, don't tell, don't miss sensitivity training: All American troops will be given sensitivity training ... http://bit.ly/hbWBeV

Oh goody.  You know what, I don't care if a soldier can suck a golf ball through a garden hose.  He does his goddamn job, and doesn't act like a damn moron, and I'll give him respect.  What I won't do is be alone with another soldier.  From this point on, I'm going to expect the worse, because I know that the minute some acusation is levelled against an officer or NCO, the senior leadership of the Army will turn on them.  Not one of those old men and women at the top will ever be willing to put their rank on the line to defend us when the left starts it's witch hunts.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 02:08 PM (x40U+)

261

Not one of those old men and women at the top will ever be willing to put their rank on the line to defend us when the left starts it's witch hunts.

I would guess that most of them would actively seek to assuage the libtards. They're gonna need a lot of buses.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 02:11 PM (TFaEk)

262 Barack & Michelle Obama in... M Y B I G F A T G R E E K D E B T

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:11 PM (zgaoG)

263

 I'd recommend self-teaching yourself what you want to learn about chemistry and focus on getting your advanced degrees for now.

I tried this, but the cops got suspicious about why I was burying a bus and buying up all the pseudafed.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 02:11 PM (x40U+)

264 Not one of those old men and women at the top will ever be willing to put their rank on the line to defend us when the left starts it's witch hunts. Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 07:08 PM (x40U+) That right there is the best summarization of the cause of the pall that has fallen on the defense and intel communities since 1/20/09

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 02:13 PM (3kefp)

265 268 Wait wait, why are we talking about the kochs? Hereos of Might and Magic is much more important. Posted by: Draki Yes. It's important to know what is even geekier than D&D.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 27, 2011 02:13 PM (/EiLQ)

266 I'm running out of entertainment from the tube -- there are only a few shows that are worth watching, such as Justified, House, Fringe,... I'm looking for older tv serieses to watch or rewatch. You think China Beach is re-watchable? How about Northern Exposure?

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:14 PM (zgaoG)

267 276
I'm running out of entertainment from the tube -- there are only a few shows that are worth watching, such as Justified, House, Fringe,...

Burn Notice? 

I'm looking for older tv serieses to watch or rewatch. You think China Beach is re-watchable?

Quantum Leap?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 02:15 PM (c1PyW)

268 269 Good luck. And thank you for your service.

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2011 02:16 PM (YZISw)

269 I've seen all the Burn Notices -- one of my favorite shows. And I'm up to date with Psych, too. Quantum Leap is a good series but I've seen every episode at least twice already.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:18 PM (Fe3ZO)

270 Remember Millennium?

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:18 PM (zgaoG)

271 Not one of those old men and women at the top will ever be willing to put their rank on the line to defend us when the left starts it's witch hunts.

Posted by: Alex

My contention  is that ever since the Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm, the left was alarmed at just how GOOD the Army was, and has been doing everthying possible in the last 20 years to undermine morale and reduce effectiveness without just coming out and saying so.

This latest idiocy with DADT may just be the straw that breaks the camels back and really ruins the Army and the other branches for good.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes... at February 27, 2011 02:19 PM (sJTmU)

272 Dana Delaney is definitely spank-worthy. East of Eden. Enough said.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:19 PM (zgaoG)

273

Well look at the bright side Alex, we now have a valid excuse to opt out of "mandatory fun" activities like Christmas Parties and the like if the gay lifestyle is gonna be on display.  I'll pass on that thank you very much.

Oh, I fully expect that anyone who tries to duck out on the excuse that they don't want to see open homosexuality celebrated will be hammered.  After all, by refusing to attend, you're creating a "hostile environment" and harming morale.  And if you are an officer or Senior NCO, you'll be expected to suck it up and attend, whether you like it or not.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 02:20 PM (x40U+)

274 We had anarchists rioting in Seattle last night to protest police brutality. With the accompanying property damage etc. I hate anarchists. Their end goal is stupid. And don't tell me they wouldn't be weeping bitterly if they couldn't drink their expensive coffee and listen to Green Day on the their iPods. Their railing against "the man" is just idiotic because they would be curled up in the fetal position sucking their thumbs and whimpering if they couldn't buy their black hoodies, skinny jeans, and black scarves from Urban Outfitters.

Posted by: ParanoidAnxietyGirlInSeattle at February 27, 2011 02:23 PM (RZ8pf)

275 Don't ya just love how these clowns try to paint people waving the Constitution in their hands as an anarchistic mob? It'd be hilarious, if so many people didn't seem to be falling for it.

Posted by: Optimizer at February 27, 2011 02:23 PM (2lTU+)

276 284
Dana Delaney is definitely spank-worthy.

East of Eden.

Remember who else was in that movie? 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 02:26 PM (c1PyW)

277 282 Remember Millennium?

Yeah, nothing like creating a "series" with an expiration date.
In the title.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 27, 2011 02:26 PM (p+mzQ)

278

This latest idiocy with DADT may just be the straw that breaks the camels back and really ruins the Army and the other branches for good.

Nah, I dont' think it is permenent.  However, we're giong to be looking at probably 20 years of misery and likely another Kasserine Pass before there are any reforms.  Shit, when the SecDef starts spouting the idiodic idea that we won't be fighting ground wars in the future you know that people at the top have their heads shoved up their ass.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 02:26 PM (x40U+)

279 Alex, I wish I could buy you a beer. Or a case. I have no idea how old you are, but I do know you are wise. I hope there are a lot of folks like you in the military.

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2011 02:29 PM (YZISw)

280

We had anarchists rioting in Seattle last night to protest police brutality. With the accompanying property damage etc. I hate anarchists. Their end goal is stupid. And don't tell me they wouldn't be weeping bitterly if they couldn't drink their expensive coffee and listen to Green Day on the their iPods. Their railing against "the man" is just idiotic because they would be curled up in the fetal position sucking their thumbs and whimpering if they couldn't buy their black hoodies, skinny jeans, and black scarves from Urban Outfitters.

I hate to say this, but the citizens who own those businesses or live in the area need to band together, and tell the police that at the first sign of violence by the black hooded thugs, they're going to defend their property with leathal force if necessary

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 02:30 PM (x40U+)

281

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 07:14 PM (zgaoG)

"Combat" the series from the 60's. Some episodes directed by Robert Altman.

Each episode was a morality play and it's amazing who pops up as guest stars.

Robert Duvall, Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson, Ted Knight, Jeffrey Hunter, James Caan, John Cassavetes, Leanord Nimoy, FrankGorshin, etc.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 02:33 PM (HBqDo)

282

Re: Dana Delany

Yeah, I'd hammer her like chopped meat.  We're talking the full whipped cream and honey "Moon Special".

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 02:34 PM (x40U+)

283 Whatever you do, don't go to Mediaite and if you do, don't listen to the video of Meet The Press and if you do, stop before you hear Haley Barbour at 1:00, which will explain why the R's are called the stupid party.

To not do all those things, go here:  http://tinyurl.com/4svyqm4

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 02:34 PM (VuLos)

284 258
the douche who owns Progressive Insurance is a big lefty donor

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 06:59 PM

Does Flo douche?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2011 02:35 PM (vdfwz)

285 and tell the police that at the first sign of violence by the black hooded thugs,

The police aren't going to be anxious at all to intervene.  This round of protesting was kicked off  by a police shooting.  SPD internal review found the shooting unjustified.  Prosecutor declined to prosecute.  Black hooded thugs want a murder charge. 

Posted by: some wench at February 27, 2011 02:37 PM (bqjJT)

286 Rat Patrol; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Wild Wild West;

all worth a re-watch. Maybe 12 O'clock High

Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 02:38 PM (u/Nbu)

287 295

Re: Dana Delany

Yeah, I'd hammer her like chopped meat.  We're talking the full whipped cream and honey "Moon Special".

Dana is starring in a new TV series - Body of Proof, debuting late March.  Just in case any of your were interested.

/I'll pass on the "hammering".  Ewww...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 02:38 PM (c1PyW)

288 What? No Oscars thread? I was hoping we were going to critique those delusional, self-important Hollywood commie bastards as the sashayed up to get their little trophies.
 

not really, but what the hey...

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 27, 2011 02:40 PM (vbh31)

289 what's a moon special?

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2011 02:41 PM (YZISw)

290 I can't watch either.

Posted by: sTevo at February 27, 2011 02:41 PM (VMcEw)

291 Is it just me or did John Nolte over at Big Hollywood never finish his review on the 10 Best Picture noms?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at February 27, 2011 02:42 PM (YxBuk)

292 Who has time to watch TV?

Posted by: trainer at February 27, 2011 02:42 PM (yCWYQ)

293 My daughter wanted to watch. I took her to a neighbor's.

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2011 02:42 PM (YZISw)

294 @ YRM: LOL!!!

Your comment at #33 totally explains your comment at #22. You could "write a whole book on how he's (Beck) distorted, exaggerated, and butchered history." I suggest you get started.

I just love the "wisdom" that comes from 21-year olds. My own daughter is 20 - need I say more...

BTW - I'm still chuckling.

Posted by: Nunya Bizness at February 27, 2011 02:43 PM (EN76G)

295 Alex,
 
If your image of chemists is wandering around toting beakers, smiling, and wearing lab coats you are sadly wrong. The bosses are still vain preening cockroaches ready to steal your work, belittle your school/dress/writing/choice of toothpaste, and play office politics like a mofo.
 
A good electrician makes more money. Find something in demand that you like to do.
 
Btw, weren't you considering moving to TX? Denver is a liberal paradise from what I've heard.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2011 02:46 PM (bvXGR)

296 I was on a big Twelve O'Clock High and Combat! kick a few years ago. And I love Rat Patrol. That Sgt. was a real Marine, I believe.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:47 PM (Fe3ZO)

297 He'd always say, "Shake it," with the best pissed-off expression.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:47 PM (Fe3ZO)

298 The various Persian religions are of great interest, and it's a shame that the Muslim faith took hold of such a rich heritage of philosophy, poetry and intellect.

Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 07:03 PM (H+LJc)

I sometimes mull how radically different the world would be if Zoroastrianism and its satellites had not been crushed by the ferocious expansion of Islam.

It's sad, really, and it kind of underlines the conflict we just can't seem to commit to.

I feel quite sorry for "Muslims" who live their lives peacefully and try to mind their own business, surrounded by angry authorities, religious police, and so on. I put the quotes in because I had a Muslim friend in school who said he was "about as Muslim as a ham sandwich." Nice guy.

Posted by: Merovign, Bond Villain at February 27, 2011 02:47 PM (bxiXv)

299

I'd like to see Colin Firth but don't want to watch the oscars. I guess I could dvr them and then ff through everything else?

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 02:48 PM (TFaEk)

300 "I'm willing to toast them for that at the very least Posted by: YRM " Then do so without trying to misrepresent what I wrote, jerk.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 02:48 PM (Ez4Ql)

301 Love Black Sheep Squadron, too. A couple of those guys went on to Magnum PI in 1982. Yes, Magnum began 29 years ago!

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:49 PM (zgaoG)

302 > 276 I'm running out of entertainment from the tube -- there are only a few shows that are worth watching, such as Justified, House, Fringe,... I'm looking for older tv serieses to watch or rewatch. ... Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus Sort of recent. The Shield From the '90s. Babylon 5.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 27, 2011 02:50 PM (/EiLQ)

303 296 Whatever you do, don't go to Mediaite and if you do, don't listen to the video of Meet The Press and if you do, stop before you hear Haley Barbour at 1:00, which will explain why the R's are called the stupid party.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 07:34 PM (VuLos)

Sure, don't tell us. I'm not gonna go watch that just to find out.

Posted by: Merovign, Bond Villain at February 27, 2011 02:50 PM (bxiXv)

304 The Shield and B5 -- two more great recommendations. But I've watched them both recently.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:51 PM (Fe3ZO)

305 I'm down to Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:52 PM (zgaoG)

306 You know what's still pretty fun to watch? ALIAS SMITH & JONES

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:52 PM (zgaoG)

307 Mexican President Felipe Calderón said his administration’s war against drug cartels is impeded by  “notoriously insufficient” cooperation from the U.S. despite over a billion dollars in aid for counter-narcotics operations in Mexico with millions more to come from the U.S. Government.

“I found with both President Bush and President Obama that their cooperation ends up being notoriously insufficient. We see that the DEA, CIA and ICE always have a policy of their own. The truth is, they’re not coordinated and they rival one another.”

 

Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 02:53 PM (H+LJc)

308 I had Colin Firth once but Imodium took care of it.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 02:53 PM (HBqDo)

309 Old school X-files, before they went bat-guano crazy with the conspiracy theories.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 02:53 PM (c1PyW)

310 ALIAS SMITH & JONES
Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus

I used to love that show.

Posted by: sTevo at February 27, 2011 02:54 PM (VMcEw)

311

Yes, Magnum began 29 years ago!

1st season was actually 1980 I believe.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 27, 2011 02:54 PM (A0VTZ)

312
Threat to Domestic Tranquility?

Sitting here listening to you Morons inspired me.

I'm going to bankrupt this country by any means necessary, and if you try to stop me... or slow me down... so help me, I'll shut the government down and blame it on you... if you try to stop me, you can kiss your political careers good-bye.

Isn't that essentially what Barack Obama and his allies in Congress are saying to our conservative leaders in Congress and across the country? Is that not the threat he is effectively issuing?

One thing is certain, it's not an idle threat. Obama and his extreme left-wing allies control the executive branch of the government and the United States Senate... they control the MBM... they control the unions... and those institutions are already doing Obama's bidding.

Make no mistake... we are at war... it's not a war we declared... the American people are being attacked by an enemy from within and conservatives in Washington may not have the stomach for the fight that Obama has already brought upon us unless patriotic Americans, like you, demand that they stand firm in the face of this threat right here and right now.

Even the conservative media is not reporting the full story. It is no coincidence that massive and disruptive protests started in Wisconsin immediately after the men and women that you elected to Congress in November tried desperately to bring fiscal sanity to Washington. And in the days that follow, more protests may break out in a number of states across the nation.

Barack Obama and his far-left allies heard the message you sent in November loud and clear and they are striking back. The chaos in Madison, Wisconsin is precisely the future Barack Obama wishes for every state in the union... it's the "change" he really promised when he campaigned in 2008... because only economic paralysis can pave the way for him to press forward with his extreme socialist agenda.

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2011 02:54 PM (1rflU)

313 How can you watch X-Files after seeing the far superior FRINGE? X-Files was good, though.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:55 PM (Fe3ZO)

314 317 That is a lot of TV. Unless there is an ankle bracelet involved. In which case, maybe Gunsmoke.

Posted by: USA at February 27, 2011 02:55 PM (YZISw)

315 Our kid is coming home on leave!

I'm posting this here, because I'll be in bed by the time the ONT comes on.

We got a call at 6:30 a.m. (he was borrowing a friend's cellphone since he lost his.  Sigh.)  He'll arrive in mid-March, the day before our 25th wedding anniversary.

I have a serious question for you military morons:

I asked him when he's being deployed to the Sand Pit, and he said he couldn't talk to us about it (said he'd talk to us when he got home).

Please tell me if he gets a pre-deployment leave on top of this leave (after nearly a year).  I really want this info, so my husband and I can prepare ourselves in case we don't see him again before deployment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 02:55 PM (UOM48)

316 296 Tami, I didn't not do all those things you suggested and yuck, wtf was Barbour thinking? Now, had he said 'the greatest dickweed in US history' we could have had some common ground.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2011 02:55 PM (bvXGR)

317 I don't think it was 1980. 1980 was Hawaii Five-0's last year, I believe. And then CBS started Magnum in '82.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:56 PM (zgaoG)

318 Maverick. Here Come the Brides. The Dean Martin Show and the Roasts. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Daktari.

Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 02:56 PM (u/Nbu)

319 Alex, i've got a buddy from high school/college whose been in the money management/hedge fund business since the mid 70s. Total annual compensation between 10 and 12.

Posted by: Uncle Jed at February 27, 2011 02:56 PM (vXwmy)

320 [[cleaned-up]]

Posted by: wildwood at February 27, 2011 02:57 PM (VSWPU)

321 Good to hear, Mrs. D'oh!  Mid-March is only 2 weeks and change away.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 02:57 PM (c1PyW)

322

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 07:52 PM (zgaoG)

Rockford Files was a very underrated show. Garner was the original Selleck/Magnum type character, first on Maverick.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 02:57 PM (HBqDo)

323 299 Rat Patrol; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Wild Wild West; all worth a re-watch. Maybe 12 O'clock High Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 07:38 PM (u/Nbu) Bonanza

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 02:57 PM (3kefp)

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 02:58 PM (p302b)

325 yeah, Tom Selleck first appeared on Rockford Files as a P.I. named Lance.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:58 PM (Fe3ZO)

326

Just went to IMDB.

1980 to 88.

Tom Selleck played Lance White in the Rockford Files for a couple episodes before that.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 27, 2011 02:58 PM (A0VTZ)

327 Museisluse might remember LAREDO with, ah, um, that guy. Awesome character actor. Whatshisname.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 02:59 PM (zgaoG)

328 Other older shows that are pretty good are Tour of Duty, Hunter, and The Enforcer. Bonus that most of the dvd sets are cheap now. ToD loses some points for not having the original music anymore though, but I've still have watched all 3 seasons at least 4 times through already.

Posted by: hankhill at February 27, 2011 02:59 PM (1kwr2)

329 An Althouse update on matters inside the WI state capitol building  LINK :

ALSO: Based on Meade's interview with Dane County Sheriff deputies, I don't think anyone will be arrested. The people who don't opt to leave will be left alone, except to the extent that the cleaning crew will be working around them.

Posted by: mrp at February 27, 2011 03:00 PM (HjPtV)

330

If your image of chemists is wandering around toting beakers, smiling, and wearing lab coats you are sadly wrong. The bosses are still vain preening cockroaches ready to steal your work, belittle your school/dress/writing/choice of toothpaste, and play office politics like a mofo.
 
A good electrician makes more money. Find something in demand that you like to do.

I actually didn't have any real image except that it was somethign that looked interesting, would provide work and would seem to be relatively job secure.  Politics and backstabbing SOBs exist everywhere.  My problem is that my undergrad is in Econ, and if I go the financial route I'm likely to end up on one of the coasts, while if I go with my military training, I'll end up in NOVA / DC, and I absolutely do not want to do that if I can avoid it.

I actually considered the electrician option. 

Btw, weren't you considering moving to TX? Denver is a liberal paradise from what I've heard.

I'm probably going to end up in El Paso for a year at least, but I have no desire to stay there.  I'm from Colorado originally, and still have some good friends in Denver.  The city is a liberal paradise, but most of my friends are left wing, so I'm used to it, and a lot of the stuff I like to do, Denver has. 

 

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 03:00 PM (x40U+)

331

Oh I imagine there will be trouble if the government closes down this week.

And to that I say, "Good."

If people haven't woken up to what the left, the dems, the unions, and the media (BIRM) are up to yet, maybe that'll be the shock they need. 10% or higher unemployment. Gas at $3.20 a gallon. A perception throughout the world of being weak. And $14 trillion in debt while the dems carp about tiny cuts to Planned Parenthood and PBS. We are not too big to fail. It's time for the American people to see the outcome of these past 2 years of leftist rule.

I'm a federal employee. I may be furloughed at the end of the week, but since I'm considered an essential worker, I would have to show up for work, with the possibility of not being paid. That's fine. I've saved up my money. And if it finally brings to a head the fact that the left wants to bring this country down, it'll be worth it. I took an oath to protect and defend the United States. I'll do my job sans pay for a while if it comes to that.

Posted by: Palandine at February 27, 2011 03:00 PM (g7D8V)

332 337 "Farrakhan: Mideast uprisings will come to US"
Only if the correct numbers add up to 19. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 03:01 PM (c1PyW)

333 Was it 1980? Wow. Damn.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:01 PM (Fe3ZO)

334 334 Good to hear, Mrs. D'oh!  Mid-March is only 2 weeks and change away.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 07:57 PM (c1PyW)


Thanks.  I only hope some military guys read my post at 328.  I seriously need some answers.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:01 PM (UOM48)

335 And will a Mothership be involved?

/Anybody who has listened to Rush when Rita X has called in knows what I'm talking about.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 03:02 PM (c1PyW)

336 The 1st season is on Hulu Sooth.  Wish they would put up more.  I've ran through all of those.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 27, 2011 03:02 PM (A0VTZ)

Posted by: BDJ at February 27, 2011 03:02 PM (cUNcx)

338 I remember Tour of Duty. That guy from St Elsewhere was on it. Good show.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:02 PM (zgaoG)

339

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 07:59 PM (zgaoG)

Neville Brand from Laredo was  also in Combat.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:03 PM (HBqDo)

340

Sure, don't tell us. I'm not gonna go watch that just to find out.

Posted by: Merovign, Bond Villain at February 27, 2011 07:50 PM (bxiXv)

LOL!  Actually, if you click on the link, you can read exactly what he said without watching the video.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:03 PM (VuLos)

341

Jane, That's awesome! I know you are so excited to see him. Did he ever get a new laptop? Now a cell phone too... I'm happy for you.

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2011 07:54 PM (1rflU)

No kidding. But when you notice this you're like Beck who even the right likes to tear down for peripheral reasons.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 03:03 PM (TFaEk)

342 That's gonna be my porn name- Lance Magnum

Posted by: BDJ at February 27, 2011 03:04 PM (cUNcx)

343 Laredo? I am drawing a blank on that one.

Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 03:04 PM (u/Nbu)

344

The Patriot is on TNT right now.  A good but not great movie in my humble opinion.

But 1st.....

Posted by: Delta Smelt at February 27, 2011 03:04 PM (A0VTZ)

345

Please tell me if he gets a pre-deployment leave on top of this leave (after nearly a year).  I really want this info, so my husband and I can prepare ourselves in case we don't see him again before deployment.

Depending on when he goes, they'll probably put everyone on block leave before deployment.

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 03:05 PM (x40U+)

346 Please tell me if he gets a pre-deployment leave on top of this leave (after nearly a year).  I really want this info, so my husband and I can prepare ourselves in case we don't see him again before deployment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 07:55 PM (UOM4

YAY JANE!!!  I'm so happy for you!!

Yeah, they can't say much about it either online or even on the phone. 

If he's deploying soon, I would be surprised if he got additional leave on top of this one.


Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:05 PM (VuLos)

347 I remember watching baa baa black sheep because I was in love with Robert Conrad (is that right?) for some reason. I don't remember why? He must have had some other role that sparked my teenage girl interest...

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 03:05 PM (TFaEk)

348 >He must have had some other role that sparked my teenage girl interest...

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 08:05 PM (TFaEk)

 

The Wild Wild West (old tv series)

Posted by: BDJ aka Lance Magnum at February 27, 2011 03:07 PM (cUNcx)

349 Ooh, Vic Morrow.... imdb is my friend

Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 03:07 PM (u/Nbu)

350 Neville Brand! yes, that's him. helluva 'that guy' actor

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:07 PM (Fe3ZO)

351

That's gonna be my porn name- Lance Magnum

My broadcaster name is Stone Johnson

Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2011 03:08 PM (x40U+)

352 If you guys haven't seen it yet, it's safe to say I would have shat myself:

http://tinyurl.com/mako-vs-marlin

Posted by: Spliff Menendez at February 27, 2011 03:08 PM (NHlhT)

353 He must have had some other role that sparked my teenage girl interest...

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 08:05 PM (TFaEk)

Wild Wild West.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:08 PM (HBqDo)

354 I don't think Barbour really meant that as a compliment just as a fact. How else could an undocumented muslim inexperienced douchebag get elected?

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 03:08 PM (TFaEk)

355

Jane, That's awesome! I know you are so excited to see him. Did he ever get a new laptop? Now a cell phone too... I'm happy for you.

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2011 07:54 PM (1rflU)


It was so weird.  I haven't spoken to our boy over a phone in nearly a year.  When he called at 6:30 this morning, I was sound asleep, having a bad dream about my late mom.  It was so great to hear his voice.  Skype works about half the time, and you have trouble hearing what they're saying.


Sigh.  He wants his dad to send enough money to "loan" his best friend to fly home to his folks.  He thinks he's a millionaire from the little bit my mom left him.


Still, I want to know from military morons here, he's hinted he'll be going to Afghanistan this summer.  Will he be given a pre-deloyment leave then?  He's paying for his trip home on leave. 


Please, one of you guys put me some knowledge.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:09 PM (UOM48)

356 Robert Conrad was kinda small but very handsome and played a good tough guy.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:09 PM (zgaoG)

357 366 Ahhhh. Yes. Thank you. My my. I do remember now.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 03:09 PM (TFaEk)

358 yes, that's him. helluva 'that guy' actor



Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 08:07 PM (Fe3ZO)

Had a voice that us whiskey drinkers identify with.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:10 PM (HBqDo)

359 I do not understand the Premise of District 9

Posted by: Lance Magnum's fluffer's agent at February 27, 2011 03:11 PM (cUNcx)

360 You know what was a good 80's TV show?  The Equalizer.

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2011 08:10 PM (5I8G0)

Oh yeah...I forgot about that show.  It was good.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:12 PM (VuLos)

361 You can watch a lot of tv when there are no commercials. For instance, you can bang out 3 episodes of ALF in an hour.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:13 PM (Fe3ZO)

362 >366 Ahhhh. Yes. Thank you. My my. I do remember now.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 08:09 PM (TFaEk)

 

what am I- chopped liver?

Posted by: Post #361 at February 27, 2011 03:13 PM (cUNcx)

363 I don't think Barbour really meant that as a compliment just as a fact. How else could an undocumented muslim inexperienced douchebag get elected?

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 08:08 PM (TFaEk)

I watched meet the press this morning and what barbour said was actually a dig at the Union Goon. He followed it up by saying that (paraphasing) Obama was going to wait and see which way the political winds are blowing before he decides which side he is on.

Posted by: robtr at February 27, 2011 03:14 PM (hVDig)

364 373 I do not understand the Premise of District 9

Its a thinly-veiled metaphor of apartheid and general human racism (well, whitey racism, mostly) for most of the movie, with a really cool alien-tech shootout sequence near the end. 

/I bought District 9 because the GoW demo was bundled with it.  I thought I had to watch District 9 before I could play the game - my mistake. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 27, 2011 03:15 PM (c1PyW)

365 Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says uprisings like those in the Middle East will come to the U.S. - AP http://bit.ly/fQUxlN

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 03:15 PM (TFaEk)

366

what am I- chopped liver?

Posted by: Post #361 at February 27, 2011 08:13 PM (cUNcx)

Oh yeah, with Gary Moore as the host right?

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:17 PM (HBqDo)

367

sickinmass,

you are right i believe, but i hope not.

i really never thought i'd see the police not do their job as i have today. I've always admired them immensely and have been grateful to them for their efforts at keeping life bearable. But now i see their allegience is to the Union and the almighty dollar, not the people.  bad day for me.

bad day for us. so if they cross this line for their political ideal, whats to say they won't cross any, wee are their enemy? we the people that are terrified of the U.S. falling over the cliff permanently into fiscal armegeddon? We are now their enemy?

 

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2011 03:18 PM (h+qn8)

368 336 299 Rat Patrol; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Wild Wild West; all worth a re-watch. Maybe 12 O'clock High
Posted by: Museisluse at February 27, 2011 07:38 PM (u/Nbu)

Bonanza

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 27, 2011 07:57 PM (3kefp)

The Rifleman, kickass beginning

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 27, 2011 03:18 PM (FIDMq)

369 I'm watching the pilot ep of Millennium now Does anybody remember this episode? It starts off with strippers at a strip joint. This was pre-implants, btw. Nice.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:19 PM (Fe3ZO)

370 378 373 I do not understand the Premise of District 9

Its a thinly-veiled metaphor of apartheid and general human racism (well, whitey racism, mostly) for most of the movie, with a really cool alien-tech shootout sequence near the end. 

/I bought District 9 because the GoW demo was bundled with it.  I thought I had to watch District 9 before I could play the game - my mistake. 
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)

That was good. I thought the premise was District 10.

Posted by: sTevo at February 27, 2011 03:19 PM (VMcEw)

371

what am I- chopped liver?

Sorry. I was reading bottom up after hitting "end". But your figured it out first.

That's funny that you guys knew that and I didn't remember. I was always loyal to my crushes. Even watched Barbary Coast for Bill Shatner.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 03:19 PM (TFaEk)

372 I tried to be so good.

I watched the STUPID FUCKING OSCAR'S with wife for an hour. 

It is still going on.

How many fucking brain dead people live in this country?

Why do we let them vote? 

Repeal the 19th amendment!

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 03:19 PM (JpFM9)

373 371 You know what was a good 80's TV show?  The Equalizer.

Posted by: CDR M at February 27, 2011 08:10 PM (5I8G0)

 

Thats the one i ment instead of enforcer, just started watching the first season and was impressed.

Posted by: hankhill at February 27, 2011 03:20 PM (1kwr2)

374

368 Depends, some are getting pre-deployment leave, some aren't.  Things have been a bit topsy turvy as far as when, where, how long with the deployment situation -- at least here.

Only thing for certain is at least one of mine is looking headlong into the one suck of a deployment, and with a bunch of cherries too.  Good times!

Posted by: unknown jane at February 27, 2011 03:21 PM (5/yRG)

375

If he's deploying soon, I would be surprised if he got additional leave on top of this one.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 08:05 PM (VuLos)


Thanks, Tami.  That's what we're thinking.  

Hated to hijack the thread, but I'm dealing with in-law crap right now in addition to my baby coming home.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:21 PM (UOM48)

376 I watched the STUPID FUCKING OSCAR'S with wife for an hour. 

It is still going on.

How many fucking brain dead people live in this country?

Why do we let them vote? 

Repeal the 19th amendment!

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 08:19 PM (JpFM9)

Doesnt it go for 2-3 hours?

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 27, 2011 03:22 PM (FIDMq)

377 Robert Woodward starred in BREAKER MORANT. Supposed to be a good war movie -- on my 'to see' list.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:22 PM (zgaoG)

378

That's funny that you guys knew that and I didn't remember. I was always loyal to my crushes. Even watched Barbary Coast for Bill Shatner.

Posted by: dagny at February 27, 2011 08:19 PM (TFaEk)

Hopefully you've gotten some good professional help.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:22 PM (HBqDo)

379 Robert Conrad was kinda small but very handsome and played a good tough guy.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus

Robert Conrad WAS a tough guy.  That was no act.. Not quite Chuck
Norris tough guy, but he was heavily into amateur boxing, and did his own stunts.

Remember....."High Mountain Rangers"  ?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes... at February 27, 2011 03:22 PM (sJTmU)

380 and the original WICKER MAN

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:22 PM (zgaoG)

381 he's dead, btw

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:22 PM (zgaoG)

382

Hated to hijack the thread, but I'm dealing with in-law crap right now in addition to my baby coming home.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 08:21 PM (UOM4

Screw the in-laws....focus on D'oh boy.  That's the only thing that's important.  The only!

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:23 PM (VuLos)

383 it still annoys me that the stupid college (or univ) in Washington state wanted to get rid of Pappy Boyington's statue. I forget the story, but the left sucks.

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:24 PM (Fe3ZO)

384 My husband, a former hippie, was just watching the Oscar's red carpet.

No matter how dumb-assed our son may be with his finances, etc., he'll never be a hippie. 

Ooh-rah, and Semper Fi, my sweet boy.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:25 PM (UOM48)

385 I don't know, what are women doing to their arms.  Ok, so we get it, you can have as much muscle as men, but is that what you really want?   If you look at halle berry her arms aren't like that.  You can be fit and toned and your arms can look beautifully feminine. 


Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 03:25 PM (p302b)

386 379 Well, considering how many of his co-religionists we are presently importing it certainly is a possibility.  Children of Man time!  Interesting times.

Posted by: unknown jane at February 27, 2011 03:25 PM (5/yRG)

387 Ace put up a TV thread

Posted by: Soothsayus Vindictus at February 27, 2011 03:27 PM (Fe3ZO)

388 but I'm dealing with in-law crap right now in addition to my baby coming home.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 08:21 PM (UOM4

My sister says that's why she can't talk on Sundays.

But I suspect it's for the same reason that she can't Mon thru Sat.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:27 PM (HBqDo)

389 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 08:21 PM (UOM4

Jane!  Do not let anyone take the joy of D'oh boy coming home away from you....

Ignore them, they don't matter in the scheme of things anyway, the only thing that matter is you and mr. d'oh and d'oh boy.....end of sentence.  But if you want to complain about it, we'll listen so you can get it all out and move along.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 03:28 PM (p302b)

390

Screw the in-laws....focus on D'oh boy.  That's the only thing that's important.  The only!

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 08:23 PM (VuLos)


I'll e-mail you privately tomorrow.  I've pissed the entire family off, by taking care of my own feelings. 

Our kid flies into ATL the night before our 25th anniversary.  We have to spend the night with my in-laws in their retirement home.

I can't get our kid back home to Savannah fast enough.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:28 PM (UOM48)

391
>>348 And will a Mothership be involved?

No Louis. They (protests) will not come to America because we're not animals like they are in the Middle East, Loopy Louis Asshat,  as they have nothing to lose in the Middle East and everything to gain....as even a fat, welfare receiving below average American knows they don't want to spend their lives in  jails, even American ones. Where an American prison is a life upgrade for an average Middle Easterner and third worlder. Even the whining liberal knows there's no better place to be decadent and high all day and night than east and west coastal America..

Secondly, people like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson.. they pray this happens here so the hate America hoodies can all get a couple freebie Walmart/ Big Box store lootings in,  since it's been a while since the last Katrina - like natural or 'man caused'  disaster so they need to upgrade in 'da hoods' and we know working isn't one of the ways they contemplate getting ahead in this life.

White America still owes us is the misguided mantra foisted on Blacks for decades. It’s the special time of the year when race hustlers pitch many new guilt trip entitlement programs on us and our politicians, because the hustlers still are stuck back in the 1950s angst of systematic abuse.  Not true today.  Throughout American history, white folks, mostly Christians, suffered, sacrificed and died to help set blacks free and move them forward.

 Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus are all part of race profiteering that sees February as the Most Wonderful Month of the Year.  Some guilt inspirers  hit up businesses and nonprofit groups along with our education media complex to squeeze out as much profit as possible along with personal aggrandizement.  Our liberal anti-American public school system, the liberal media and black race profiteering so-called leaders make no effort to encourage black youths to be proud Americans.  They even discourage it.    

I watched Lockdown Marathon which featured the juvenile court system in Lake County, Indiana.  How sad.  Young Black males, all under age 18, came before the judge.  One young man asked to be allowed to go home so he could be with his girlfriend and their SECOND child.  What even was more disturbing was that I only saw one older Black male appear with his wife as they sat in court listening to their son’s offenses.  Where have all of the Black males gone?  We need to rethink what these entitlement programs that pay nubile young women for having babies if there is no man in the house are doing to Black families in this country!  Remember what Senator Patrick Moynihan warned us about many years ago?

Black History Month is a month in which black kids are taught they are victims and white kids are taught they are guilty. I can’t understand why liberals keep obsessing on the evils of American history.  In fact,  the KKK was founded by the Democrats, and 360,000 mostly white Union soldiers died in the Civil War to free the slaves. How many black youths know the Republican Party ended and abolished slavery in the U.S. and have championed Civil Rights more than any other political party? 

 I’ll never forget being called a racist when a friend of a friend asked me what party I belonged to.  That horrible word immediately came out of her mouth when I said Republican.  The friendship my friend and I had was never the same.  Americans are good, great people.  This is why it so offends me seeing them slandered and abused by the liberal media in support of black Democrat race profiteers.

 So as we work our way through Black History month, I have to wonder how many Black people who remain silent, really see our American reality.

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2011 03:30 PM (1rflU)

392 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 08:28 PM (UOM4

Jane just spring for a hotel room.  Why do you put yourself through this?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 03:30 PM (p302b)

393

I'll e-mail you privately tomorrow.  I've pissed the entire family off, by taking care of my own feelings. 

Our kid flies into ATL the night before our 25th anniversary.  We have to spend the night with my in-laws in their retirement home.

I can't get our kid back home to Savannah fast enough.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 08:28 PM (UOM4

I still say screw 'em.  Do they EVER care if they piss you off?  Do they EVER take D'oh boys feelings into account? No. 

Your one and only priority is your son.   They can shove it.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:32 PM (VuLos)

394  So as we work our way through Black History month, I have to wonder how many Black people who remain silent, really see our American reality.

Posted by: sickinmass at February 27, 2011 08:30 PM (1rflU)

It's ironic that in this Black History Month we have a historic first black precedent who has no history.

At least not that he wants us to know about.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:34 PM (HBqDo)

395

It's ironic that in this Black History Month we have a historic first black precedent who has no history.

At least not that he wants us to know about.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 08:34 PM (HBqDo)

Are you trying to make me go blind?

They keep getting smaller and smaller.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:35 PM (VuLos)

396 Tami and curious, I just pissed off my husband's entire family this weekend.  I didn't attend his parents anniversary party.  I've been really depressed for months now, over my mom's death last October, and our only child being gone. 

My husband came home yesterday and asked me, "How long do you plan to grieve over you mother?  You need to get over it."

I'm trying hard not to hate a good husband and father, but he's making it tough.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:36 PM (UOM48)

397

They keep getting smaller and smaller.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 08:35 PM (VuLos)

Darlin' you sure know how to make a man feel good.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 03:37 PM (HBqDo)

398 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 08:36 PM (UOM4

Jane, I suspect your mother's death wouldn't be hitting you so hard if your son wasn't gone.  That intensifies everything. 

It also doesn't help that your in-laws say and do things that upset you constantly.  They don't make anything easier for you.

I imagine Mr. D'oh is missing his son too.  Dad's just keep it in better than mom's do. ;o)

What's done is done.  Focus on your son coming home.


Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:42 PM (VuLos)

399 What's done is done.  Focus on your son coming home.


Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 08:42 PM (VuLos)


You're right. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:44 PM (UOM48)

400 405 It also bother me that blacks aren't told that many of the great accomplishments of their race were achieved by American blacks,freed from slavery.They have made a contribution towards America being great,they've been here almost as long as any white settlers.America has been a good thing for blacks overall.

Posted by: steevy at February 27, 2011 03:45 PM (nEbPc)

401 410 Hang in there,you will never get over it but will come to terms with it.With my mothers current troubles(still no results from the tissue sample!)I can certainly empathize with you.If I lose my mom I'm afraid I'll be broken.

Posted by: steevy at February 27, 2011 03:47 PM (nEbPc)

402 As someone who is bipolar, NEVER listen when someone tells you that you need to "get over" being depressed.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 27, 2011 03:48 PM (MyByM)

403 Tami, I'm off to bed to watch crap on TV.

Will you e-mail me whatever you know about pre-deployment leave?  I'm sure it can't be different between the various branches of the military.

D'oh and I said to each other tonight, if our kid knew he might be deployed this summer, why spend a small fortune flying home? 

Yeah, our baby's homesick.  He sounded like a little boy this morning, "I love you so much, Momma." 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:48 PM (UOM48)

404 aw jane, you've had really good reasons to be down.  And really, in a perfect world, they should understand.  But it's not a perfect world and people can be very self centered.   Hubby is just responding to the pressure he is getting from his family, sheesh you think after 25 years they would let up already.  Look, if this keeps going on then d'oh boy will come home to an upset and fighting family.   You don't want that.  You want him to come home to the strength and family love and happiness he's been wanting and thinking about while he was gone.   Sure, he knows you're not perfect but, when you away from people, you tend to forget about that and only focus on hearth and home. 

If I were you I would do the unexpected and just call your mother in law and tell her you are so sorry you couldn't go to the party but you are still really grieving your own mom.  then, make sure the entire family somehow finds out about the call.  Now, you have put your mil in a nice little box, if she continues it, she's the total biotch and you are the poor victim.   Then tell hubby you want to stay in a luxury hotel and go all over the internet and find a luxury room for a great price and book it.  this way, on your way home when you stop in to see the family it will be the first time you are all seeing them since the problems.  Stay for a couple of hours and say that d'oh boy wants to get back home.   Done, leave and go home and don't talk about it in front of d'oh boy, don't burden him with other people problems.

Families can some times create so many problems.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 03:53 PM (p302b)

405 Jane,

My condolences on the loss of your mother.  It has been nearly 5 months since my wife passed.  All I can tell you is that grief moves at its own pace.  I also don't think you ever "get over it."  Over time you learn to live with it and everyone gets to that point on their own schedule.

Semper Fi.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 27, 2011 03:55 PM (BSPOC)

406 Halley Berry has arms?

Posted by: Who Knew at February 27, 2011 03:55 PM (XF+zz)

407 curious, you are so sweet, and I've already done all that.  Don't worry, our boy will come home to a loving family with no drama.  (He already knows his dad's side of the family are military-loathing, libtards.  Somehow he still loves them.)

You're a sweet, caring person.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 03:56 PM (UOM48)

408 Jane,

I don't know that much about it.  I've send a message to my son.  I'll let you know what he says.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 03:57 PM (VuLos)

409 I am so disappointed.  NFL Draft?  Next thing you know you'll be watching housewives of whatever city

Hey, I think it's a sign that I'm a highly evolved female. 

I did mention there were sammiches involved, didn't I?

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 04:00 PM (pW2o8)

410 420 Jane,

My condolences on the loss of your mother.  It has been nearly 5 months since my wife passed.  All I can tell you is that grief moves at its own pace.  I also don't think you ever "get over it."  Over time you learn to live with it and everyone gets to that point on their own schedule.

Semper Fi.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 27, 2011 08:55 PM (BSPOC)

Thanks.  My dad died on Mother's Day 15 years ago, he was only 76.  My mom was sick most of her life with her heart, but so full of joy and love it was amazing.  She inhaled something into her lungs after breakfast, three days after our only child arrived at Marine boot camp.  She died a week later on her's and my dad's wedding anniversary.  She was buried on her own mother's birthday.

I'm a tough cookie, but I've had a delayed reaction to my mom's death.  I was her caregiver for over 25 years. 


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 04:01 PM (UOM48)

411 She died a week later on her's and my dad's wedding anniversary.  She was buried on her own mother's birthday.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 09:01 PM (UOM4

You might think I'm crazy to say this but when I read those two lines I thought "wow, there's Jane's clue".    I think sometimes God gives you clues as to why he does what he does, but you have to find them.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 04:07 PM (p302b)

412 My wife was 41 and in good health.  Doctors told me it was a pulmonary embolism.  It happened at around 11:00 on a Thursday.  She had asked me for a glass of ice water since I was still up.  I said I'd be right back and she said "OK."  That was the last time we spoke.  When I got back she was slumped over in the bed with no pulse and not breathing.  I was a CPR instructor when I was in the Corps, but I never did it on a living person until that night.  Life is strange.  One minute you're making plans for the weekend, the next you're walking out of the ER a widower.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 27, 2011 04:11 PM (4fWSu)

413 Oh Duke...that's so tragic! I'm so sorry for your loss.  Way too young.....

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 04:13 PM (VuLos)

414 Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 27, 2011 09:11 PM (4fWSu)

Your story breaks my heart.

My husband's cousin just lost his 52 year old wife to a 7 year battle with melanoma.  They have twin 12 year old boys.  She fought such a brave battle.  We corresponded.  When the end was imminent, she wrote me how she just wanted to be sure her boys didn't grieve too much and thrived as young men. 


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2011 04:19 PM (UOM48)

415

419 That's good advice. 

Maybe just tell them that since there seems to be so much tension caused by family get togethers that perhaps it's time to just agree to disagree and not have much to do with each other from now on?    Have a couple of relatives like that and that's how it's been handled -- we don't seek each other out or speak, and everyone seems to be in a better frame of mind for it.

 

Sorry about your wife Duke -- that straight up sucks.

Posted by: unknown jane at February 27, 2011 04:30 PM (5/yRG)

416 ""My wife was 41 and in good health.  Doctors told me it was a pulmonary embolism.  It happened at around 11:00 on a Thursday.  She had asked me for a glass of ice water since I was still up.  I said I'd be right back and she said "OK."  That was the last time we spoke.  When I got back she was slumped over in the bed with no pulse and not breathing.  I was a CPR instructor when I was in the Corps, but I never did it on a living person until that night.  Life is strange.  One minute you're making plans for the weekend, the next you're walking out of the ER a widower.""



That happened to a friend of mine, at the time his wife was in her late 20's and they had a few month old baby.  Just too young

Posted by: Berserker at February 27, 2011 04:33 PM (gWHrG)

417 Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 27, 2011 09:11 PM (4fWSu)

My condolences for your shocking loss, and admiration for your resiliency.
After such an experience from which an uncommon wisdom is distilled, it's doubtful that the tough days ahead will seem much more than a speed bump.
Good luck and God Bless. 

Posted by: ontherocks at February 27, 2011 04:43 PM (HBqDo)

418

360,000 mostly white Union soldiers died in the Civil War to free the slaves.

That is an injustice to real history.  Good propaganda for a President who trashed the U.S. Constitution, started a war that resulted in over 620,000 fatalities and didn't bother freeing slaves under his control until after the war.

Posted by: Case at February 28, 2011 02:47 AM (0K+Kw)

419 From the link: "a warning that even passion for righteousness can be turned to evil, precisely because it is passion." Bullshit. Moderates are bed-wetters. You do not get anything done by being in the middle, luxurating in your ennui, being apathetic, and lulling yourself to complacency with fear of stepping a toe into an actual well-reasoned opinion." "Be thou for Me or against Me, but he that is lukewarm toward Me, I will vomit him out of my mouth." -- J. Christ, Nazareth

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 28, 2011 06:44 AM (rdpCA)

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