July 31, 2015

Marco Rubio Commits An Act Of Political Competence, Immediately Outpaces Most Republicans
— DrewM

People have been bemoaning the fact that Cecil the Lion was getting far more attention the Planned Parenthood videos. Some were frustrated that every GOP candidate will now be asked about this.

My counter argument to that is, yes every Republican candidate for office at every level should be forced to answer a question about the damn lion and those that can't *effectively* turn it into a discussion about Planned Parenthood need to self-identify as incompetent and removed from the electoral pool.

Amnesty advocate Marco Rubio was asked by a TMZ stringer about Cecil and much to my chagrin, did what needs to be done over and over and over again, redirected it to Planned Parenthood.

It's not a terribly strong turn but it was an ambush thing so I'll cut him some slack. At least he got the camera guy to agree with him. On TMZ! That's the kind of place where this message needs to be heard the most. Candidates have to be ready to take pop culture questions, acknowledge them (don't belittle people who care about the lion, they'll tune the rest out) and move on to a serious subject.

I'll never vote for Rubio but he deserves credit for at least getting the basics right here. That's not a given with the GOP for the most part.

Posted by: DrewM at 05:46 AM | Comments (443)
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1 This was my response to someone who mentioned Rick Perry dropping the ball on being asked about this. El Cubano Combover doesn't get my vote. But thumbs up for showing how to handle the MFM on shit like this.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:49 AM (St6BJ)

2 Rubio is not my first choice. He just doesn't have that spark need to set the world on fire.

Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 05:50 AM (Et5tv)

3 And the dumbass from TMZ said "tiger" instead of "lion." Schmuck can't even get that right.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:50 AM (St6BJ)

4 By the way, isn't it a bit strange that someone in the public eye like Rubio evidently travels without a bodyguard of some kind?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:52 AM (St6BJ)

5 why I support open carry

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 31, 2015 05:52 AM (eOpVe)

6 Cecil the Tiger is on the Kaboom box...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 31, 2015 05:53 AM (eOpVe)

7 Rubio is a truly authentic communicator.  He's good.  We shouldn't discount that.

Posted by: Serious Cat (No relation) at July 31, 2015 05:54 AM (UypUQ)

8 Republicans are generally retards vs the State Media.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 05:54 AM (evdj2)

9 That is not helpful rhetoric, Mr. Rubio

Posted by: El Jeb!! at July 31, 2015 05:54 AM (hKyl0)

10 3 And the dumbass from TMZ said "tiger" instead of "lion." Schmuck can't even get that right. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 10:50 AM (St6BJ) That means he doesn't give two shits about the story except where he can ambush Republicans over it. I'll bet he knows that that dentist donated to Romney, though. Because that's important.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer - Nutty Professor at July 31, 2015 05:55 AM (Edob3)

11 A few days ago Rubio lost me when he said something about America needing to acknowledge a history of racism. Seriously? We haven't been beating ourselves up for 50 years about race? That is something I would expect of a Democrat, not someone running for the Republican nomination.

Posted by: Idiocracy was a documentary at July 31, 2015 05:55 AM (FdTDf)

12 7 Rubio is a truly authentic communicator. He's good. We shouldn't discount that. Posted by: Serious Cat (No relation) at July 31, 2015 10:54 AM (UypUQ) The problem is he communicates perfectly exactly the wrong position on key issues.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:55 AM (St6BJ)

13 exacerbated?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 05:55 AM (NeFrd)

14 Great place for an open mike interview - the sidewalk outside the terminal* of an airport. *I always think terminal is such the wrong word for the building when I'm waiting for my flight.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 05:55 AM (hLRSq)

15 >>> Some were exacerbated that That word..... I don't think it means what you think it does

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Finger Sausage at July 31, 2015 05:56 AM (3ZtZW)

16 By the way, isn't it a bit strange that someone in the public eye like Rubio evidently travels without a bodyguard of some kind?! The second most deadly of the Republican contenders. The most? John Kasich knows 12 ways to bore you to death.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 05:56 AM (evdj2)

17 I thought Cecil the Tiger was a mascot for the Gay Scouts.

Posted by: Fritz at July 31, 2015 05:56 AM (UzPAd)

18 11 Posted by: Idiocracy was a documentary at July 31, 2015 10:55 AM (FdTDf) Say, what?! He lost me last year with his Gang of 8 stupidity. But that is just beyond the pale.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:56 AM (St6BJ)

19 Some were exacerbated that every GOP candidate will now be asked about this. 'Exacerbated' is transitive, and does not mean what you think it means.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2015 05:56 AM (VY8H5)

20 4 By the way, isn't it a bit strange that someone in the public eye like Rubio evidently travels without a bodyguard of some kind?! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 10:52 AM (St6BJ) I dunno. I ran into Mark Warner, all alone, taking the same commuter flight from DC to Norfolk. I don't think Rubio is entitled to SS protection yet.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer - Nutty Professor at July 31, 2015 05:56 AM (Edob3)

21 Sometimes, Rubio is right on that line between "Worst candidate I could vote for" and "Almost but not quite good enough to vote for." Most of the time, though, he's Jeb with a combover.

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (3IJYC)

22 Can't see no vidja. What he say?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (LA7Cm)

23 Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?

Posted by: GuyWhoDoesntGiveAShit at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (7ObY1)

24 You'll vote for Rubio if we tell you to vote for Rubio.

Posted by: Prince Reibus at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (TxJGV)

25 Where is Hector our resident Serbian imbecile? I am in the mood to bitch slap that loser.

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (xWW96)

26 8 Republicans are generally retards vs the State Media. Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 10:54 AM (evdj2) It's easy to be a retard when you stand for nothing in particular and want to be Democrat Lite. That's why Trump's bashing of the MFM is so appealing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (St6BJ)

27 Rubio needs to be a VP candidate, preferably one of those VPs who ruminates about 5 cent cigars and does nothing else.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (RD7QR)

28 This story is just Grrrrrrreaattt!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 05:57 AM (NeFrd)

29
Governor Chris Christie reacted to the death of Cecil the lion. "The unfortunate murder of Cecil the Lion is not something I'm spending a whole lot of time reading about, thinking about, or talking about as a candidate for president of the United States."

After learning that the hunter had reportedly donated to Mitt Romney, Christie replied that he was "confident Mitt Romney had nothing to do with" the lion's death.

Brentbart



"Well -- relatively confident...."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (kdS6q)

30 exacerbated? Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 10:55 AM (NeFrd) *facepalm*

Posted by: The AoSHQ House Pedant at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (oZr5y)

31 Some were exacerbated um...exacerbated?

Posted by: GuyWhoDoesntGiveAShit at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (7ObY1)

32 "every Republican candidate for office at every level should be forced to answer a question about the damn lion and those that can't *effectively* turn it into a discussion about Planned Parenthood need to self-identify as incompetent"

I'm glad you asked about Cecil the Lion.

I'll get back to that, but first let me explain my theory about how raped women can't become pregnant as a result of a "legitimate" rape.

Posted by: Todd Akin at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (noWW6)

33 Are we going to give all the wannabe Preezys a pass 'coz they occasionally slip up and say something sensible?

If so, don't forget to add Shuckabee and Krispy Kreme to the list. They've said things that one would like to hear from the CiC, too, though not very often.

I really don't care what Rubio said. I do not trust him any farther than I could lug him up a greased flagpole.

As for the rest of the "Republicans," they have to cure their own disease. I didn't give it to 'em.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (rCmeG)

34 Less of a cuckservative than most.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (rsudF)

35 20 I dunno. I ran into Mark Warner, all alone, taking the same commuter flight from DC to Norfolk. I don't think Rubio is entitled to SS protection yet. Posted by: Jeff Weimer - Nutty Professor at July 31, 2015 10:56 AM (Edob3) Not thinking even Secret Service, but certainly a private security guard on his own dime.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (St6BJ)

36 That is not the word you looking for. Exasperated is the word you are looking for.

Posted by: fixerupper at July 31, 2015 05:58 AM (8XRCm)

37 I missed my chance to murder Alan Cranston many years ago when I visited DC. He came jogging past me on the mall. I have no doubt that my hesitation cost hundreds of Contra lives.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 05:59 AM (evdj2)

38 I thought exacerbate means to jerk off outdoors.

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 31, 2015 05:59 AM (oZr5y)

39 If it weren't for that great big Matzo Ball with Chuck U. a few years ago Rubio would be sitting really pretty right now.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 05:59 AM (LA7Cm)

40 By the way, isn't it a bit strange that someone in the public eye like Rubio evidently travels without a bodyguard of some kind?! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 10:52 AM (St6BJ) ...No? Who would pay for him to have a 24/7 bodyguard? He's a Senator, not a President. (and, really, I think the whole 5 million secret service agents protecting a president like he's some kind of gulf emir is kind of silly). I don't think our elected representatives should be hiding behind bodyguards. If something happens, call the cops. That's the advice they give us, anyways.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 05:59 AM (AkOaV)

41 I agree with Drew. I am not voting for Rubio, but he handled that TMZ ambush very well.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 05:59 AM (VMVmg)

42 ...Honestly, I think we could destroy Hillary in the General.  All he would need to do is get over the CinC hurdle in voters minds, then it would be lights out.

Posted by: Serious Cat (No relation) at July 31, 2015 05:59 AM (UypUQ)

43 "A few days ago Rubio lost me when he said something..." Anyone in the public eye, with microphones around them all the time, is going to say something you are going to consider idiotic. The question should be "How often does he go full-Biden?" not whether or not he has said something that you disagree with.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (hLRSq)

44 And I thought exacerbate meant wanking off while exercising.

Posted by: GuyWhoDoesntGiveAShit at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (7ObY1)

45 I guess he was going for "exasperated".

Posted by: Lincolntf at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (2cS/G)

46 OMFG THEY"RE KILLING TIGERS NOW, TOO?!?!?!

Posted by: Mia Farrow at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (z3G/+)

47 27 Rubio needs to be a VP candidate, preferably one of those VPs who ruminates about 5 cent cigars and does nothing else. Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at July 31, 2015 10:57 AM (RD7QR) Bill Clinton's ears perked up with the words "cigar" and "ruminate." Don't you keep cigars in a ruminator?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (St6BJ)

48 Not thinking even Secret Service, but certainly a private security guard on his own dime. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 10:58 AM (St6BJ) On his $140k a year salary?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (AkOaV)

49 25 Where is Hector our resident Serbian imbecile? I am in the mood to bitch slap that loser. Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 10:57 AM (xWW96) Speak of the Devil and he rises. Give it 5 minutes or so for him to inform us of Jesus' hatred for Republican hate.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (RD7QR)

50 My counter argument to that is, yes every Republican candidate for office at every level should be forced to answer a question about the damn lion and those that can't *effectively* turn it into a discussion about Planned Parenthood need to self-identify as incompetent and removed from the electoral pool. Yeah I'm fine with that as well. Grill them all. They're interviewing for the world's most powerful and toughest job. Give them the 3rd and 4th degree. Stick it to all of them. They need to be able to handle this stuff. But be consistent. Grill them ALL, not just the Republican guys you don't like. That's my problem with the press. its not that they're mean to "our guys," its that they are not mean to "their guys." They're all politicians. At best I distrust them. The press should be suspicious and antagonistic.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (39g3+)

51 Very similar to the bit from the simpsons in Vegas. BIG TIGER LOOKING AT HOMER: Roooooarrrrr HOMER: Agh! A lion!

Posted by: GM at July 31, 2015 06:00 AM (M2XiR)

52 I'm ascerbitraded

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Finger Sausage at July 31, 2015 06:01 AM (3ZtZW)

53 Most main stream Repubs treat the MFM like the average girl who wants the cute boy to ask them out when he already has a date with the Dems.  


Posted by: Dave C at July 31, 2015 06:01 AM (JLnbb)

54 42 ...Honestly, I think we could destroy Hillary in the General. All he would need to do is get over the CinC hurdle in voters minds, then it would be lights out. Posted by: Serious Cat (No relation) at July 31, 2015 10:59 AM (UypUQ) The DNC (D and C?) will not allow her to be picked if she continues on her present trajectory.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:01 AM (St6BJ)

55 "Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?"

After NASA's top priority being made Muslim outreach, nothing else can possibly come as a surprise.

You have to love how the department urged Mr. Dumbass Dentist to "contact us immediately regarding this matter".

Yeah, contact us immediately regarding this matter over which we have no actual jurisdiction.

Even Mr. Dumbass Dentist probably won't fall for that one.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2015 06:01 AM (noWW6)

56 I would be outraged if someone killed Cecil Fielder.

Posted by: XPO182 at July 31, 2015 06:01 AM (1PDwB)

57 If you are going to get the attention of LIVs, you do need to know this stuff as a candidate.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at July 31, 2015 06:01 AM (jtStN)

58 Drew obviously meant to type "aggravated" but Apple's spell check did him in.

Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (TxJGV)

59 >>> I guess he was going for "exasperated". WTF knows anymore?!? *throws hands in the air, walks away muttering*

Posted by: Bigby's Floating Finger Sausage at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (3ZtZW)

60 52 I'm ascerbitraded Posted by: Bigby's Floating Finger Sausage at July 31, 2015 11:01 AM (3ZtZW) MANIPSONATED!

Posted by: Al Sharptones at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (St6BJ)

61 Bill only keeps his cigars in ruminators if they're brunettes.

Posted by: Mia Farrow at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (z3G/+)

62 I posted this on the last thread, but it got willowed:

In fairness, Hitler took his inspiration from PP's founder.
Posted by: Grump928(c) waxes philosophical at July 31, 2015 10:45 AM (evdj2)


The phrase "white racist Margaret Sanger" should be on the lips of every Republican in the upcoming fight over PP funding. PP's unapologetic ties to the white racist Margaret Sanger should be hung like an albatross around the neck of every PP supporter and apologist.

But here again, this is another weapon the feckless GOPe halfwits refuse to use.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (VMVmg)

63 Anyone in the public eye, with microphones around them all the time, is going to say something you are going to consider idiotic. Exactly, I'm willing to give high profile people the benefit of the doubt when they say something dumb in public. If you talk all day for a living, eventually some stupid is gonna pour out of that hole. Chuckle and move on. But if its consistent or revelatory about what they really think? That's another story.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (39g3+)

64 Rubio can think and talk on his feet. So, so much different than Perry.

Posted by: jwest at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (P/xrJ)

65 #BRING OUR LIONS BACK

Posted by: Michelle Obama at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (81UWZ)

66 Sewer lid medallion sock off.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (St6BJ)

67 I don't give a microfuck about the damned lion. It is nothing more than a red herring to draw attention away from the atrocities of PP. It won't work, except for those too stupid to know anything anyway. And they don't matter anyway. Hector is a prime example.

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (xWW96)

68 I exacerbated all night after seeing your mom naked. Correct, or incorrect usage of the word?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:02 AM (AkOaV)

69 "I'll never vote for Rubio..." dude. oi.

Posted by: Book at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (Kr1sm)

70 #lionlifesmatter

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (AkOaV)

71 They teach exacerbation in grade school now.

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (z3G/+)

72 Another auto-cucumber related offense, perhaps?

Posted by: Lincolntf at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (2cS/G)

73 14:59. Time for a new outrage to consume the public.

Posted by: Walter J. Palmer DDS at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (gwG9s)

74 "Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?"

Justifying our budget is our #1 priority.

Posted by: US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (oVJmc)

75 "Bernie Sanders could actually win this thing." That thought warms the cockles of my heart.

Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (Et5tv)

76 By the way, isn't it a bit strange that someone in the public eye like Rubio evidently travels without a bodyguard of some kind?! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 10:52 AM (St6BJ) Rubio was at the Indianapolis NRA meeting in 2014 and I walked right by him as he was standing at a tall table in the middle of the ballroom walkways, drinking a Starbucks and talking to another guy in a suit. I thought, that can't be Rubio, but I walked by close enough to read his name tag..... Remember folks, these people running our lives are no different than any other human.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 06:03 AM (YP6Ap)

77 Proper hydration is the key to successful exacerbation.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 06:04 AM (evdj2)

78 48 On his $140k a year salary? Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 11:00 AM (AkOaV) So he's got a gun and a flack jacket. Point taken, sir.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:04 AM (St6BJ)

79 38 I thought exacerbate means to jerk off outdoors. Posted by: Joe Biden at July 31, 2015 10:59 AM (oZr5y) No, that's "elucibate," Mr. Vice President. And could you please tuck it back in, sir?

Posted by: Some poor schmoe on Slow Joe's SS detail at July 31, 2015 06:04 AM (RD7QR)

80 Hector actually told us he doesn't give a fuck about abortion, but we're evil racists because we hate lions.

Posted by: US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at July 31, 2015 06:04 AM (oVJmc)

81 The DNC (D and C?) will not allow her to be picked if she continues on her present trajectory.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:01 AM (St6BJ)

Yup, that is a very real possibility.  She's all-around awful and I think the rest of America is catching on to that reality.

Posted by: Serious Cat (No relation) at July 31, 2015 06:04 AM (UypUQ)

82 >>The phrase "white racist Margaret Sanger" should be on the lips of every Republican in the upcoming fight over PP funding. Yes!! http://www.lifenews.com/2014/07/11/ planned-parenthood-sued-for-doing-abortion-on-raped-13-year-old-returning-her-to-rapist/

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:04 AM (NOIQH)

83 Maybe the GOP needs to take a cue from the left and start using "No one is coming for your abortions" language, and talking about "Common sense abortion restrictions" (parental consent, a ban on late-term abortions like all the European countries have).

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (3IJYC)

84 Old and busted- Hakuna Matata New hotness - vicuna frittata

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (St6BJ)

85 Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 11:02 AM (VMVmg) I agree. I find it absurd that that is not a constant angle of attack. "white supremacist Margaret Sanger, who wanted to sterilize all black men, started Planned Parent in 1924 (whatever) with that goal in mind. Planned Parenthood later expanded in to abortions, as sterilizations were not working quickly enough. You'll notice most PP "clinics" are located in inner cities in black neighbors, or formerly black neighborhoods. That's by design, as vehemently racist Margaret Sanger wanted to kill off all 'undesirables' including blacks, as she was a big proponent of the Science! of eugenics. As was Hitler, by the way."

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (AkOaV)

86 I dropped the, We've got "planned parenthood" parting out babies like they're Buicks and I'm supposed to give a flying fig about some old lion who virtually no one on planet earth knew about 3 seconds ago gets culled from the herd and whose death will pay a great deal for conservation efforts that wouldn't otherwise be funded. The co-worker slunk away muttering to himself, sulking in his pawnage. More of this please youse "serious" GOP contenders.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (b/xc5)

87 Relieve my ignorance. WTF is a cockle? Do reptile hearts have cockles?

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (xWW96)

88 "Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?" Justifying our budget is our #1 priority. Posted by: US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at July 31, 2015 11:03 AM (oVJmc) To see if he had the proper import permit to have the lion skin and head brought here for a taxidermist. You have to register and pay permit fees to bring animal parts from another country for any reason.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (YP6Ap)

89 OH, and good on Rubio for the redirect!

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (NOIQH)

90 Governor Chris Christie reacted to the death of Cecil the lion. "Get in mah belly!!!"

Posted by: naturalfake, Internet Zillionaire at July 31, 2015 06:05 AM (KUa85)

91 BTW, could Planned Parenthood's fanatical opposition to late-term abortion bans be because organs become more valuable after 20 weeks of development?

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 06:06 AM (3IJYC)

92

Bill Clinton's ears perked up with the words "cigar" and "ruminate."

 

Calm down, Bill.  The ruminant you married is unlikely to be elected.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 31, 2015 06:06 AM (JtwS4)

93 Remember folks, these people running our lives are no different than any other human. Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 11:03 AM

From The Producers:

Gene Wilder/Bialystock: You can't shoot the actors! They're human!

Zero Mostel/Bloom: Yeah? Did you ever eat lunch with one?

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:06 AM (rCmeG)

94 Do reptile hearts have cockles? Yes, but they're cold.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 06:06 AM (evdj2)

95 80 Hector actually told us he doesn't give a fuck about abortion, but we're evil racists because we hate lions. Posted by: US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at July 31, 2015 11:04 AM (oVJmc) Ha! Well we got him! Because lion is not a race.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:06 AM (AkOaV)

96 76 Remember folks, these people running our lives are no different than any other human. Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 11:03 AM (YP6Ap) Try getting that close to Harry Reid or any of the other DC momzers and they will drop you faster than 1st period chemistry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:06 AM (St6BJ)

97 Relieve my ignorance. WTF is a cockle? Do reptile hearts have cockles?>>>

I sell them by the sea shore.

Posted by: Molly Malone at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (81UWZ)

98 According to Twitter, Jeb! just scolded a crowd for humans giving Gaia a fever. Which in turn makes Rubio look slightly better.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (B/VB5)

99 "I missed my chance to murder Alan Cranston many years ago when I visited DC."

It wouldn't have worked. Not even a bullet could kill him.

I ran into Cranston, physically ran into him, outside of a society soiree in Scum Scamfrisco back in the early 1980s. It was shocking.

He looked like death warmed over, without the actual warming. Seriously, a walking corpse. He must have sold his soul to the Devil for a few decades of additional life, without reading the fine print.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (noWW6)

100 Hey Cecil, the Circle of Life isn't so cool when it bites YOU on the ass, is it?

Posted by: The Wildebeasts at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (oZr5y)

101 "64 Rubio can think and talk on his feet. " -------------- So can Ted Cruz and he doesn't say stupid shit like Rubio does every other day.

Posted by: Idiocracy was a documentary at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (FdTDf)

102 #93: I got the characters' names reversed.

What a schmuck I am.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (rCmeG)

103 First Cecil the Lion and now someone has killed Cecil the Tiger? Must be a copycat killer out there.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:07 AM (NeFrd)

104 93 Zero Mostel/Bloom: Yeah? Did you ever eat lunch with one? Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2015 11:06 AM (rCmeG) I don't care how much we're gonna make. I'm NOT wearing the armband!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:08 AM (St6BJ)

105 "Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?" Perhaps - speculating here - there may be some treaties regarding poaching certain species? You could look that up and get back to us on it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 06:08 AM (hLRSq)

106 It would have been so much better if Cecil had died by being eaten alive by Hyenas, than by that single bow shot from an expert hunter. Clearly, that is more compassionate.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:08 AM (39g3+)

107 92>> Calm down, Bill. The ruminant you married is unlikely to be elected. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 31, 2015 11:06 AM (JtwS4) She would be more appropriately identified as the cud.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 31, 2015 06:08 AM (i0ykY)

108 Alan Cranston was the first Nosferatu-American to serve in the US Senate.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (oVJmc)

109 Thanks for that lifenews link, Lizzy.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (VMVmg)

110 Not even a bullet could kill him. To this day, I can still imagine how his scrawny neck would have felt as I throttled the miserable life out of him. BRB.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (evdj2)

111 I wish they'd kill Cecil the TURTLE, IYKWIM.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (St6BJ)

112 Try getting that close to Harry Reid or any of the other DC momzers and they will drop you faster than 1st period chemistry. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:06 AM (St6BJ) Heh. That's what you think. Grab me a beer while you're up, will ya? I'm fucking THIRSTY BABY!!!!

Posted by: Larry Reid, with an elastic band at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (AkOaV)

113 Well played Rubio, well played.

Posted by: Arson Wells at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (UnJ7w)

114
The Zimbabwean  Governments initial response to the Cecil killing was muted and the officials seemed incredulous American's were so upset.

Today, after "someone" counseled the Zimbabwean AG, they have asked for extradition of Palmer to stand trial for poaching.  Issued a license to hunt, took his 50K and now seek to convict and sentence Palmer to make an example for the world?

Bullshit!  Someone in the O'Bummer Administration has intervened on behalf of Cecil's lion family to make an example of the bad American hunter.  And gain favor with the liberal electorate if it can be established that Palmer ever voted for any republican or made a public comment supporting a conservative cause. 

Palmer, you're fucked!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (OiFtZ)

115 I sell them by the sea shore. Posted by: Molly Malone Shove off, whore.

Posted by: Arya Stark[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (VY8H5)

116 Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing? That actually makes a kind of sense. As Mikey NTH noted, we might have treaties or agreements regarding wildlife preserves and endangered animals, etc. Makes a heck of a lot more sense than NASA's outreach to Muslims.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:09 AM (39g3+)

117 108 Alan Cranston was the first Nosferatu-American to serve in the US Senate. Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 31, 2015 11:09 AM (oVJmc) Henry Waxman. NOSE-feratu.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (St6BJ)

118 "Relieve my ignorance. WTF is a cockle?" Google is your friend. In the address bar of your prefered browser type the word 'define' and the word or phrase you would like to be relieved of your ignorance from. as in 'define grammar nazi' and peruse the offered suggestions. Of course, one must be discriminating in selecting a proffered suggestion.

Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (Et5tv)

119 I don't care how much we're gonna make. I'm NOT wearing the armband! Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:08 AM

One of the best lines in a wonderful and memorable movie.

Right up there with "Max...he's wearing a dress...."

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (rCmeG)

120 Most of the leftard animal lovers know so little about animals they don't know the difference between a lion and a tiger, and can't even tell you where they live. But hey, ignorance is one of their best tools.

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (xWW96)

121 I have had to turn off facebook the past couple of days. I had no idea the number of dipwads who are cheering for the execution of the dentist who shot poor Cecil the cowardly lion. I'm looking for a photo of a lion killing a cub to put on my own facebook page. That should get some screaming going.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (YP6Ap)

122 Hey Cecil, the Circle of Life isn't so cool when it bites YOU on the ass, is it?

Posted by: The Wildebeasts at July 31, 2015 11:07 AM (oZr5y)


funny!

Posted by: Serious Cat (No relation) at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (UypUQ)

123 "You have to register and pay permit fees to bring animal parts from another country for any reason."

Human infant parts? Nah, whatever bro.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (noWW6)

124 Waxman looked like a cross between Nosferatu and the chupacabra. Hope he's in pain somewhere.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (St6BJ)

125 Rubio FTW.

Posted by: Community Organizer at July 31, 2015 06:10 AM (9VLhN)

126 Most of the leftard animal lovers know so little about animals they don't know the difference between a lion and a tiger And Ligers are right out.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (evdj2)

127 The media is all about white privilege. They massively cover when a pretty white girl goes missing ignoring that ten black girls went missing the same day. Now blonde Cecil dies and there is a media outrage. The media never covers when a black panther dies.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (XUKZU)

128 What about the ocelot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (W5DcG)

129

Henry Waxman. NOSE-feratu.


But Waxman was in the House.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (oVJmc)

130 Is it true that the dentist transported the lion's head and cape back home in a pet carrier strapped to the roof of his car?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (NeFrd)

131 @98 Jeb has bought hook, line and sinker into the AGW scam. The AGW scam has always been about well connected players getting their grubby little mitts on government, ie taxpayer, money. And you can't any more well connected than Jeb.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (b/xc5)

132 119 Right up there with "Max...he's wearing a dress...." Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2015 11:10 AM (rCmeG) Be brutal! Be brutal! Heaven knows, they will.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:11 AM (St6BJ)

133 Waxman looked like a cross between Nosferatu and the chupacabra. Now take that back.

Posted by: The Chupacabra Anti-Defamation League at July 31, 2015 06:12 AM (oZr5y)

134 "Perhaps - speculating here - there may be some treaties regarding poaching certain species?" I was thinking it might be something about bringing the remains back. Have to declare them, have them inspected, etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 06:12 AM (LA7Cm)

135 He looked like death warmed over, without the actual warming. Seriously, a walking corpse. He must have sold his soul to the Devil for a few decades of additional life, without reading the fine print.

Rush's nickname for Cranston was "The Cadaver".

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 06:12 AM (VMVmg)

136 "I'm not a madame. I'm a cahn-see-urge!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:12 AM (St6BJ)

137 Anyone in the public eye, with microphones around them all the time, is going to say something you are going to consider idiotic. The question should be "How often does he go full-Biden?" not whether or not he has said something that you disagree with. Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 11:00 AM (hLRSq) I don't really care about how often he will go full-Biden. I care about them going Full-McCain.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 06:12 AM (zt+N6)

138
Extradite Palmer:  NBC News Story

http://tinyurl.com/nml42ru

Posted by: Doctor Fish at July 31, 2015 06:12 AM (OiFtZ)

139 A few days ago Rubio lost me when he said something about America needing to acknowledge a history of racism. ________________- I'd like him to explain which countries don't have histories of racism. Racism isn't some American invention. Every country on the face of the planet is racist in some respect, and the more "diverse" it is, the more racism you'll find.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2015 06:13 AM (kGrdk)

140 134 "Perhaps - speculating here - there may be some treaties regarding poaching certain species?" I was thinking it might be something about bringing the remains back. Have to declare them, have them inspected, etc. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 11:12 AM (LA7Cm) Poaching, maybe. Braising, I'm not sure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:13 AM (St6BJ)

141 128 What about the ocelot? Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2015 11:11 AM (W5DcG) They took me in and raised me, so show a little respect, OK?

Posted by: Heinz Doofenschmirtz at July 31, 2015 06:13 AM (2Ojst)

142 Posted by: Doctor Fish at July 31, 2015 11:09 AM (OiFtZ) Zimbabwe is an absolute shit hole, the government is corrupt beyond belief and barely exists, and the "white flight" has left behind the remnants of civilization while most of the country has slowly been returned "to the bush". $50k in real currency is a shit ton of money over there and well appreciated. Lions, on the other hand, aren't worth a whole lot to a country full of starving desperately poor and war torn people. So they don't really give a shit about cecil the lion, only white liberals do. For some reason. Most likely as a distraction thing.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:13 AM (AkOaV)

143 @123 That. Missed it whoever said it first.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 06:13 AM (LA7Cm)

144 Waxman looked like a cross between Nosferatu and the chupacabra.

You'll be hearing from my lawyers.

Good day, sir.

Posted by: Nosferatu at July 31, 2015 06:14 AM (VMVmg)

145 So, from now until the election and as each Planned Parenthood butchery video is released, expect even the most innocuous case of jay-waking to be thrown out by the MFM as "squirrel!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:14 AM (St6BJ)

146 Jeb has bought hook, line and sinker into the AGW scam. Jeb is willing to believe and say whatever his advisers and their carefully polled studies tell him that the low info voter wants him to. He's exactly the kind of politician that Americans despise so much they're flocking to circus freaks like Trump and Sanders.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:14 AM (39g3+)

147 First candidate to cold-cock a TMZ reporter will win the title of President of The World.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2015 06:14 AM (VY8H5)

148 Palmer the Dentist should release a YouTube music video of him lip-syncing "The Circle of Life." "BTW, could Planned Parenthood's fanatical opposition to late-term abortion bans be because organs become more valuable after 20 weeks of development?" DING DING DING

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:14 AM (z3G/+)

149 #JeSuisCecil

Posted by: Tigger at July 31, 2015 06:15 AM (NeFrd)

150 FTSB - With this One Weird Trick violent crime in Norway dropped 31%! Prepare to be shocked! [@ComradeArthur] This should be required reading.

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a list at July 31, 2015 06:15 AM (evdj2)

151 BF Barry and I are very upset over Cecil! We only eat mock-lion at the WH. It's made from wagyu beef and is delicious. Chef is a genius!

Posted by: Reggie Loves Barry at July 31, 2015 06:16 AM (gwG9s)

152 And you can't any more well connected than Jeb. Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 11:11 AM (b/xc5) Because Jeb, his social circle, his donors, his buddies, and his cronies will all become Trump rich if the govt starts redistributing money on a large scale for global warming. They've all seen to it, I'm sure. Like how Al Gore was advocating for "global warming vouchers" while he was a silent partner in the largest global warming voucher selling "market". If we'd passed cap and trade in '09 or whatever, Gore would be a zillionaire right now.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:16 AM (AkOaV)

153 147 First candidate to cold-cock a TMZ reporter will win the title of President of The World. Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 31, 2015 11:14 AM (VY8H5) TMZ is what it is. I'd prefer someone deck a stooge from one of the major networks or papers.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:16 AM (St6BJ)

154 I agree with a commenter over at Instapundit who said the Cecil the Lion thing is all about taking down "white privilege." Spot on, what.

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:16 AM (z3G/+)

155 "I'm not a madame. I'm a cahn-see-urge!"  Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:12 AM

Must see that movie again. Great writing, superb acting from a major-league cast. Never a dull moment.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:17 AM (rCmeG)

156 Still DEAD to me when he embrace illegal aliens. As a legal naturalized US citizen, this is unacceptable.

Posted by: BigFire at July 31, 2015 06:17 AM (O7l6D)

157 "Today, after 'someone' counseled the Zimbabwean AG, they have asked for extradition of Palmer to stand trial for poaching. Issued a license to hunt, took his 50K and now seek to convict and sentence Palmer to make an example for the world?"

The black Zimbabwean government sells Mr. Dumbass Dentist DDS a legit hunting permit.

The black Zimbabwean landowner lured the lion out of the park and onto his land without telling Mr. Dumbass Dentist DDS.

Mr. Dumbass Dentist DDS, after killing the lion, realizes that it's collared and must have been from the nearby park, and immediately notifies the same Zimbabwean authorities who issued him his permit.

Now the Zimbabweans propose to put Mr. Dumbass Dentist DDS on trial. Instead of trying the black landowner who is at fault.

The lead prosecutor will be an Underpants Gnome.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 31, 2015 06:17 AM (noWW6)

158 152 Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 11:16 AM (AkOaV) Ah, yes. The aborted (heh) Chicago Carbon Exchange. Who knew that balloon juice and unobtainium were so expensive?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:17 AM (St6BJ)

159 OMFG THEY"RE KILLING TIGERS NOW, TOO?!?!?! Posted by: Mia Farrow And don't forget Steven Spielberg.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 06:17 AM (XUKZU)

160 Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?" Perhaps - speculating here - there may be some treaties regarding poaching certain species? You could look that up and get back to us on it. Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 11:08 AM (hLRSq) This and there are diseases in animals in other countries that we do not have here. The USDA and the US Fish and Wildlife do not want this stuff to come in through shipping containers. For example, the ban on importing Ivory. Yes, we know that poachers are selling tusks on the black market, but our own government works with the numerous african gov. regarding when , which , how, etc. elephants can be hunted and need a mile long list of signed off permits from all involved to do it. And I"m not sure what happens to the tusks. The truth though, doesn't matter. Blackfish is still running on CNN routinely, even though it has been proven it contains full out lies about Sea World. Ask the average 26 year old environ mentally ill person about Sea World and they will insist they are going out and netting Shamu and eating his children. That swordfish is really whales, etc. that get caught up and are being sold as swordfish, etc.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 06:18 AM (YP6Ap)

161 155 Must see that movie again. Great writing, superb acting from a major-league cast. Never a dull moment. Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2015 11:17 AM (rCmeG) Yeah, it really is one of the champs, IMHO.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:18 AM (St6BJ)

162 He's exactly the kind of politician that Americans despise so much they're flocking to circus freaks like Trump and Sanders. And this is why the parties end up nominating empty husks like Jeb and Cankles, alienating 60-70% of the electorate, so only the party dupes turn up on election day.

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 06:18 AM (3IJYC)

163 Hey, I just spotted a tiger!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:18 AM (NeFrd)

164 They teach exacerbation in grade school now. - It's really pretty simple. From point A to point B and repeat as necessary.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 06:18 AM (XUKZU)

165 159 OMFG THEY"RE KILLING TIGERS NOW, TOO?!?!?! Posted by: Mia Farrow And don't forget Steven Spielberg. Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 11:17 AM (XUKZU) [Sniff] That poor Triceratops...

Posted by: Mia "Frank schtupped me!" Farrow at July 31, 2015 06:19 AM (RD7QR)

166 Felt like he was phoning it in. Of course, he's a phony so that makes sense.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 31, 2015 06:19 AM (s/yC1)

167 Oh wait, my mistake. It's a leopard.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:19 AM (NeFrd)

168 Cecil the Jewish Triceratops. Three, count 'em, three horns!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:19 AM (St6BJ)

169 I want someone to run the 3 a.m. phone call ad against Hillary. Phone rings, drunken harpy answers phone, slurs her words and screams incoherently about "the Chinks this, the Dutch that--STFU!"

Posted by: Furious George at July 31, 2015 06:19 AM (UlJ3l)

170 TMZ is what it is. I'd prefer someone deck a stooge from one of the major networks or papers. Agreed. Unlike the MFM, TMZ embraces who they are. If MSNBC did that they'd start every show by singing The Internationale.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 31, 2015 06:20 AM (B/VB5)

171 A funeral procession pulled into a cemetery. Several carloads of family members followed a black truck towing a boat with a coffin in it. A passer-by remarked, "That guy must have been a very avid fisherman." "Oh, he still is," remarked one of the mourners. As a matter of fact, he's headed off to the lake as soon as we bury his wife."

Posted by: Grump928(c) has a joke at July 31, 2015 06:20 AM (evdj2)

172 "Now the Zimbabweans propose to put Mr. Dumbass Dentist DDS on trial. Instead of trying the black landowner who is at fault." As if there weren't already enough good reasons not to go to Africa. Now, you're bribes ("permits") won't even get you off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 06:20 AM (LA7Cm)

173 162 Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 11:18 AM (3IJYC) If it comes down to a choice between Trump and Sanders, I know I will not be sitting that one out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:21 AM (St6BJ)

174 I care about them going Full-McCain. John or Meggie?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2015 06:21 AM (W5DcG)

175 Given how corrupt the government of Zimbabwe is, I'm certain that the Soros money machine promised them cash from their huge suite of activist groups if they prosecute the Dentist, and find him guilty. That explains the flip flop most easily.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:21 AM (39g3+)

176 Now the Zimbabweans propose to put Mr. Dumbass Dentist DDS on trial. Instead of trying the black landowner who is at fault. Because it would be a tragedy if the one last profitable sector of the Zimbabwean economy was allowed to continue to operate.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2015 06:22 AM (oZr5y)

177 I don't really care about how often he will go full-Biden. I care about them going Full-McCain. Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 11:12 AM (zt+N6) That is a concern. I haven't noticed that trait in many of these guys, though.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 06:22 AM (hLRSq)

178 In the video of Rubio walking into the terminal you can see his face and body language shift into "politician-with-a-microphone-in-his-face mode". I think that explains why he echoed the questioner's usage of "Cecil the tiger". Glib word salad in the extemporaneous politician style with only shallow engagement in what the actual question might be.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:22 AM (NeFrd)

179 John or Meggie?>>>

At this point what difference does it make.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 31, 2015 06:22 AM (81UWZ)

180 Your......not "you're." Damn.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 06:23 AM (LA7Cm)

181 174 I care about them going Full-McCain. John or Meggie? Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2015 11:21 AM (W5DcG) NEVER go full Meggie. Not if you want to keep your grocery bill down.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at July 31, 2015 06:23 AM (RD7QR)

182 The lead prosecutor will be an Underpants Gnome Eric Holder.

Or perhaps Ramsey Clark.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 06:23 AM (VMVmg)

183
Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?"




Hey, remember when we were in the news? Whatever happened to us?

Posted by: Hundreds of Kidnapped African Schoolgirls

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2015 06:23 AM (kdS6q)

184 As if there weren't already enough good reasons not to go to Africa. Now, you're bribes ("permits") won't even get you off. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 11:20 AM (LA7Cm) That's the nice thing about corruption in Asia, when you buy a politician they largely stay bought. Africa and the Americas not so much.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 31, 2015 06:23 AM (fKmBJ)

185 As if there weren't already enough good reasons not to go to Africa. Now, you're bribes ("permits") won't even get you off. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 11:20 AM (LA7Cm) An old friend of mine who'd been to Africa once told me, "if feces and diseases were phosphorescent, Africa would light the world."

Posted by: rrpjr at July 31, 2015 06:23 AM (s/yC1)

186 A passer-by remarked, "That guy must have been a very avid fisherman." Oh yeah, he would bring in a creel of fresh avid every day.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (39g3+)

187 Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?

Posted by: GuyWhoDoesntGiveAShit at July 31, 2015 10:57 AM (7ObY1)



Because in this case, the IRS would be maybe a little too obvious.  But they're in the on deck circle, I'm sure.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (8hctH)

188 If it comes down to a choice between Trump and Sanders, I know I will not be sitting that one out. I am infinitely more likely to vote for Trump than Jeb, as there is zero chance of me voting for Jeb; not even if Cankles runs on a platform of harvesting organs from male, white conservatives.

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (3IJYC)

189
Good for Rubio.  Nice Turn.

That said, its been obvious for years that most Repubs don't first thing in the morning look at the headlines and consider an answer to a general question of "what do you think about this?"  Lazy politics.

Oh and Hillary is going all wobbly on PP.  hahahahaha.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (ODxAs)

190 174 I care about them going Full-McCain. John or Meggie? Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2015 11:21 AM (W5DcG) Yes.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (zt+N6)

191 that's all well and good, but i think the more interesting thing about the lion kerfufle is what it says about the west and africa policy. it coincidentally appears when obama is in africa pressing gay rights of all things. the self absorption and triviality of the left's litany of priorities is stunningly exposed, while africa's needs and opportunities for american interests are ignored.

Posted by: steinmetz at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (CrYC8)

192 Hey, remember when we were in the news? Whatever happened to us? Posted by: Hundreds of Kidnapped African Schoolgirls To be fair, Boko Haram is about 1000 miles from Zimbabwe. Africa isn't a country.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:24 AM (39g3+)

193 It is much more fun to ask "WTF is a ..." on this blog than it is to google something. Nobody here lies to you.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at July 31, 2015 06:25 AM (WjXce)

194 And I"m not sure what happens to the tusks.  Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 11:18 AM

No one else is quite sure either.

People who repair and restore pianos and other vintage keyboard instruments -- and I have some knowledge of the subject -- are getting very nervous about ivory keys. Do you restore them or just replace with plastic and be done with it?

To sell pianos/keys in some states -- and for importation into the USA -- you need all kinds of paperwork to "prove" the ivories on your piano are a zillion years old, and said proof is not possible to obtain.

There is, supposedly, an exemption. No one has yet checked to see how many keys can be covered by 200 grams of ivory.

BTW: the White House has two grand pianos. Both have ivory keytops.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:25 AM (rCmeG)

195 It is not illegal to kill a "collared" lion in Zimbabwe. This will not end well for Palmer, but everything I've seen or read points to him breaking exactly zero laws.

Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 06:25 AM (DHTbM)

196 An old friend of mine who'd been to Africa once told me, "if feces and diseases were phosphorescent, Africa would light the world."

Raaaaaaaaaycisst!

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 06:25 AM (VMVmg)

197 178 In the video of Rubio walking into the terminal you can see his face and body language shift into "politician-with-a-microphone-in-his-face mode". Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 11:22 AM (NeFrd) Completely agree. He's so phony it's hard to believe.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 31, 2015 06:25 AM (s/yC1)

198 If Africans only want certain lions to be killed, they should clearly mark them with targets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 31, 2015 06:27 AM (oZr5y)

199 >>Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing? Yeah, I don't know. BTW, I learned the other day that moving alligators without permission is a federal offense? Or something like that. Even within the state. Weird.

Posted by: Lea at July 31, 2015 06:27 AM (lIU4e)

200 The title of Richard Simmons' latest workout video is "Exacerbatin' to the Oldies"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:27 AM (NeFrd)

201 OT: I just got spammed by Medicare asking me to like them on Facebook. A government agency asking me to like them - that's just sad.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 06:27 AM (hLRSq)

202 Florida county replaces the CBF with the Stars and Bars. NAACP not amused. http://tinyurl.com/nvuy95u

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 06:27 AM (XUKZU)

203 would suggest referring anyone crowing about Cecile to this organization to put their money where their mouth is: http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/ That should end of Cecile discussion. Now, back to the horrors on Planned Parenthood....

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:28 AM (NOIQH)

204 Last night I was talking to my husband about Rubio. In the back of my mind, I think Rubio will be the one. If not him, Walker. But, for some reason, and Rubio is not my choice, I think he will come out on top. There is something about him. He's got the face. He's got the story. He's "hispanic" (enough). He seems genuinely American. I do not think he is tough enough though.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 31, 2015 06:28 AM (qCMvj)

205 That said, its been obvious for years that most Repubs don't first thing in the morning look at the headlines and consider an answer to a general question of "what do you think about this?" Lazy politics. Sure, the GOP seems to be deluded into thinking the press is even handed and objective. They should presume every day that they're facing the enemy and prep for attack. They should have a team of people who do nothing except look up obscure stories and background everything to prep answers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:29 AM (39g3+)

206 BTW, I learned the other day that moving alligators without permission is a federal offense? Or something like that. Even within the state. Weird.>>>

The licensed reptile wrangler lobby did it's job.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 31, 2015 06:29 AM (81UWZ)

207 Nobody here lies to you. Posted by: JohnnyBoy at July 31, 2015 11:25 AM (WjXce) And insanely incorrect responses are still free!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 06:30 AM (hLRSq)

208 I saw Moving Alligators with Tiny, Tacky Houses at the Pink Flamingo in Tampa, Florida.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2015 06:30 AM (VY8H5)

209 Sounds like Juan Ellis Bush and Pope Sicola have the same DNC advisors.

Posted by: Soothsayer II, twelve-time Top Commenter at July 31, 2015 06:30 AM (DCZQF)

210 >>Hey, remember when we were in the news? Whatever happened to us? Posted by: Hundreds of Kidnapped African Schoolgirls Sorry, dearies, you were the flavor of the week so many months ago. The twitter/celebrity Care Mob has moved on. Bet they didn't even put 2 and 2 together and realize that the young African gal suicide bomber this week (think she killed ~19 in a marketplace) was likely one of "our" kidnapped girls. Nope, it's all bout education, not Muslim terrorists...

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:31 AM (NOIQH)

211 PETA is out calling for the death penalty for the dentist. Watch out fishermen and deer hunters, the crazies are coming for you next.

Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 06:31 AM (TxJGV)

212 It is illegal in Florida to move any animal with heart-cockles.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at July 31, 2015 06:31 AM (WjXce)

213 On the other hand, there are certain topics of discussion among the horde that should not be googled. It's a judgement call.

Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 06:31 AM (Et5tv)

214 In the back of my mind, I think Rubio will be the one. My gut says Rubio, too.

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 06:32 AM (3IJYC)

215 I learned the other day that moving alligators without permission is a federal offense... **** I would worry less about getting the fed's permission and more about getting the alligator's permission.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:32 AM (NeFrd)

216 Completely agree. He's so phony it's hard to believe. He's a politician. They all are. They have to be. You have to have a certain posture, look, and expression to work well on television. Its why ordinary people look awkward or weird on camera most of the time; its a skill you learn. Its no different than an actor taking the stage, they don't look that way all the time. Its why actors wear all that makeup, so they look right on camera even if its strange in person. Of all the things to complain about Rubio, this is pretty meaningless. He's a politician, of course he's phony. They all are. The only one I've seen that didn't seem to be phony, at least that got to any position of significance, is President Bush the younger.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:32 AM (39g3+)

217 This will not end well for Palmer, but everything I've seen or read points to him breaking exactly zero laws. - He could clear all of this up with a donation to a certain inevitable candidate.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 06:32 AM (XUKZU)

218 "Watch out fishermen and deer hunters, the crazies are coming for you next." Running out to harass heavily armed people and people who can quite easily dispose of a body is a Darwinian tactic.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Back-to-School Sale on Lunchboxes, Accusations at the Outrage Outlet! at July 31, 2015 06:33 AM (hLRSq)

219 It would have been so much better if Cecil had died by being eaten alive by Hyenas, than by that single bow shot from an expert hunter. Clearly, that is more compassionate. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 11:08 AM (39g3+) Especially if the single bow shot had actually killed the animal, instead of just wounding it, forcing the guides to track it for some time, and finally dispatch the critter with a rifle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 06:33 AM (lojDy)

220 Don't be stupid, be a smarty! Go and join the Nazi Party!

Posted by: Zero Mostel and Mel Brooks at July 31, 2015 06:33 AM (02oLK)

221 >>This will not end well for Palmer, but everything I've seen or read points to him breaking exactly zero laws. Tell that to Gibson guitars.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:34 AM (NOIQH)

222 test

Posted by: Hillary/Prison 2016 at July 31, 2015 06:34 AM (NBhge)

223 BTW: the White House has two grand pianos. Both have ivory keytops.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2015 11:25 AM (rCmeG)



Because it's in "The People's House," you're under arrest.  But since we can't really put all 320 million of you in camps jail, we're just going to assess everyone a fine for your illegal possession of ivory.  Those of you that are "undocumented" need not worry, of course.

Posted by: Loretta Lynch at July 31, 2015 06:34 AM (8hctH)

224 In the video of Rubio walking into the terminal you can see his face and body language shift into "politician-with-a-microphone-in-his-face mode". Conservatives for the last decade have been demanding that we find a "better liar", who'll say glib things into a camera and then defund the EPA. So I'm not discounting candidates just based on their ability to go slick on command. I think we all would've liked the '08 outcome better if Palin had been able to do that.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 31, 2015 06:35 AM (B/VB5)

225

Hey, I just spotted a tiger!

 

Nah, dude.  If it has spots it's  a jaguar.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 31, 2015 06:35 AM (JtwS4)

226 Odds on TFG extraditing Palmer?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 31, 2015 06:35 AM (fWAjv)

227 Obama ate my father . Signed Rover Son of Sir Pees on Trees and bushes .

Posted by: Drpullit at July 31, 2015 06:35 AM (eZwtb)

228 @118 Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 11:10 AM (Et5tv) Google is Not anyone's friend. They have a decent search engine, but they are not your friend. You can use "StartPage.com" without giving up you privacy to Google. Hate those fcuks.

Posted by: GBruno at July 31, 2015 06:35 AM (u49WF)

229 But since we can't really put all 320 million of you in camps jail, we're just going to assess everyone a fine for your illegal possession of ivory.

Posted by: Loretta Lynch at July 31, 2015 11:34 AM (8hctH)



It's a tax!

Posted by: Johnny Roberts at July 31, 2015 06:35 AM (8hctH)

230 Bullshit! Someone in the O'Bummer Administration has intervened on behalf of Cecil's lion family to make an example of the bad American hunter. And gain favor with the liberal electorate if it can be established that Palmer ever voted for any republican or made a public comment supporting a conservative cause. Palmer, you're fucked! Posted by: Doctor Fish at July 31, 2015 11:09 AM (OiFtZ) Well, to be fair, Robert Mugabe is Obama's idol. Taught him everything he knows about governing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 06:36 AM (lojDy)

231 Watch out fishermen and deer hunters, the crazies are coming for you next. You can tell how much the leftist mindset on this topic has infected the culture by how even some people here responded to the Cecil story and trophy hunting in general. We swim in a culture that is hostile to everything we hold dear, and its a fight every day not to swallow too much of that culture without thinking. Challenge what you are told, question what you presume.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:36 AM (39g3+)

232 196 An old friend of mine who'd been to Africa once told me, "if feces and diseases were phosphorescent, Africa would light the world." Raaaaaaaaaycisst! Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 11:25 AM (VMVmg) NYC subway toilet, circa 1970. And sadly today, pace DeBolshevik.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:36 AM (St6BJ)

233 "Running out to harass heavily armed people and people who can quite easily dispose of a body is a Darwinian tactic." *Finger on nose*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 06:36 AM (LA7Cm)

234 Ugh. Hillary live now?

Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 06:37 AM (VZitQ)

235 Zimbabwe will be killing it's sport hunting industry.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 31, 2015 06:37 AM (oVJmc)

236 GBruno at July 31, 2015 11:35 AM (u49WF) I know, but I am beyond redemption or rehabilitation. startpage.com is new to me. They just anonymize and forward the query on to google, yes? So how good is their anonymizer and who runs startpage.com?

Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 06:38 AM (Et5tv)

237 Well, to be fair, Robert Mugabe is Obama's idol. Taught him everything he knows about governing. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 11:36 AM (lojDy) Economics too.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 06:38 AM (zt+N6)

238 @228 Google is the central storage and information dissemination repository of the prog collective. They are in fact evil.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 06:38 AM (b/xc5)

239 NYC subway toilet, circa 1970. And sadly today, pace DeBolshevik. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:36 AM (St6BJ) I feel like Manhattan especially has really gotten a lot worse in the last few years. Could just be my perspective, but I don't remember seeing anywhere near as many drunk homeless people acting ridiculously on the subway, say, 10 years ago as I do now.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:38 AM (AkOaV)

240 This Cecil thing could revive Rikki Lee Jones' career. And Fleetwood Mac with the poached ivory.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:39 AM (St6BJ)

241 When I'm done fapping I'm exacerbated.

Posted by: johnd01 at July 31, 2015 06:39 AM (ukNFU)

242 She's calling for an end to the Cuban embargo... *yawn*

Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 06:39 AM (VZitQ)

243 Zimbabwe will be killing it's sport hunting industry. No problem, with their thriving economy, what do they need with White Privilege sports hunters?

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 06:39 AM (3IJYC)

244 TMZ...   The meeting place of all things superficial and petty

Posted by: TripleTwenty at July 31, 2015 06:39 AM (MV2jA)

245 Nah, dude. If it has spots it's a jaguar. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 31, 2015 11:35 AM

Only if they're rust spots....

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 06:40 AM (rCmeG)

246 A piano has 5 black keys for every 7 white keys and the black keys are relegated to the sharps and flats, not the naturals. Whassup with that?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:40 AM (NeFrd)

247 Schadenboner! Detroit teacher's union upset that they don't get paid "DETROIT - While some teachers might complain about the size of their paycheck, Detroit Public School teachers are hardly surprised when they don't get a check at all. "We need something that will effectively, regularly pay the teachers what they're owed. They do the work. They need the pay. They need it on-time, with bills to pay. All they get now is a runaround," Detroit Federation of Teachers President Steve Conn told Click on Detroit." Boy, imagine if you had been teaching actual knowledge and skills and shit for the last thirty years.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 06:40 AM (XUKZU)

248 Yes, Google is evil. But, meat offered to idols. We live in a world where we're surrounded by evil, and have to use the tools we have at hand. Microsoft is evil. Yahoo is evil. I don't even know if Alta Vista is around any longer, but I'm sure whoever owns them is evil. They're the enemy. They hate us and what we believe in, and want to destroy it all. We can't escape it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:41 AM (39g3+)

249 I was thinking it might be something about bringing the remains back. Have to declare them, have them inspected, etc. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 11:12 AM (LA7Cm) CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Look it up. Covers plants, too. I have a chunk of log in my barn that would get my ass thrown in jail if I tried to bring it (or any part of it) into the USA. Even though it's probably been a century since the tree from which it came was felled.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 06:41 AM (lojDy)

250 Heh,,,,, Whatever,, I got this.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 31, 2015 06:41 AM (HSmrB)

251 239 Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 11:38 AM (AkOaV) It's DeBolshevik decriminalizing everyone and doing away with stop and frisk. I saw a story yesterday about a bum using the Columbus Circle fountain to both lather up with soap and use as a urinal. What took years to accomplish, this fucking commie is destroying almost overnight. Well, low turnout or not, the assholes in NYC voted for this.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:41 AM (St6BJ)

252 My sister (reliable dem, smdh) sent me this, said it reminded her of me.- Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing. He called the royal weather forecaster and asked about the upcoming weather conditions. The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the days ahead. So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area". The king was polite and considerate, he replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way." A short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The king and queen were totally soaked. Their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a drenched condition. Furious, the king returned to the palace and fired the weatherman at once! Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of Royal Forecaster. The farmer said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain." So the king hired the donkey. And thus began the practice of hiring asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential advisory positions.

Posted by: traye at July 31, 2015 06:41 AM (fM8JG)

253 "Zimbabwe will be killing it's sport hunting industry." Others will capitalize.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 06:41 AM (LA7Cm)

254 246 A piano has 5 black keys for every 7 white keys and the black keys are relegated to the sharps and flats, not the naturals. Whassup with that? Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 11:40 AM (NeFrd) "Ebony and Ivory, live together in section 8 housing, etc."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:42 AM (St6BJ)

255
#228 You can use "StartPage.com" without giving up you privacy to Google.
Hate those fcuks.


The main page for this blog has four Google requests and this page has one. Unless you have and add-on to prevent it, you give up your privacy to Google by visiting here.

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 31, 2015 06:42 AM (RcpcZ)

256 I feel like Manhattan especially has really gotten a lot worse in the last few years. Could just be my perspective, but I don't remember seeing anywhere near as many drunk homeless people acting ridiculously on the subway, say, 10 years ago as I do now. From what I've read everywhere, its worse. NYC is going back to the bad old pre-Giuliani days.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:43 AM (39g3+)

257 ... with bills to pay. All they get now is a runaround," Detroit Federation of Teachers President Steve Conn told Click on Detroit."

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 11:40 AM (XUKZU)



Translation: "These bitches are behind on their union dues!"

Posted by: Country Singer at July 31, 2015 06:43 AM (8hctH)

258 253 "Zimbabwe will be killing it's sport hunting industry." Others will capitalize. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 31, 2015 11:41 AM (LA7Cm) They can attract the Black Panthers to come and kill off their whiteys for a small fee.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:43 AM (St6BJ)

259 you'd never vote for me?


Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're outta YOU!

Posted by: el Marco Rubio at July 31, 2015 06:43 AM (8CdUx)

260 I agree. Rubio will be patted on the head by the likes of Lavrov and the mollahs. He'd pull Dem votes, and women votes, but he also needs to show some steel. Because he's a babyface, he has to figure this out.

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:44 AM (z3G/+)

261 CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Look it up. Covers plants, too. I have a chunk of log in my barn that would get my ass thrown in jail if I tried to bring it (or any part of it) into the USA. Even though it's probably been a century since the tree from which it came was felled. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 11:41 AM (lojDy) And was this type of Lion endangered? Not all of them are you know.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 06:44 AM (zt+N6)

262 Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing? Because the US Government OWNS your ass wherever you go in the world.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 06:44 AM (R0Re7)

263 "Running out to harass heavily armed people and people who can quite easily dispose of a body is a Darwinian tactic." --- Which is why PETA throws red paint on ladies in fur, not bikers in leather. They may be crazy but they aren't stupid.

Posted by: Idiocracy was a documentary at July 31, 2015 06:44 AM (FdTDf)

264 242 She's calling for an end to the Cuban embargo... *yawn* Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 11:39 AM (VZitQ) Did she use the Castro word "embargo"? Because the rest of the world calls it "sanctions"

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:45 AM (AkOaV)

265 That's a good one, Traye. I've never heard it.

Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 06:45 AM (VZitQ)

266 234 Ugh. Hillary live now? Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 11:37 AM (VZitQ) Depends on your definition of "live."

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at July 31, 2015 06:45 AM (RD7QR)

267 Zimbabwe should use Cecil the Lion as a marketing campaign to attract more wealthy hunters.

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:45 AM (z3G/+)

268
Hmmm.... consider:

Federal law prohibits an American citizen or resident to travel to a foreign country with intent to engage in any form of sexual conduct with a minor (defined as persons under 18 years of age). This is applied regardless of local age of consent laws.

So, Obama points to that and EOs a travel ban for hunting endangered/threatened species as an extension of US critter laws.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2015 06:45 AM (kdS6q)

269 256 From what I've read everywhere, its worse. NYC is going back to the bad old pre-Giuliani days. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 11:43 AM (39g3+) I think the article was from City Journal yesterday or day before, IIRC. Sad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:46 AM (St6BJ)

270 @251 Turnout was roughly 24pct of the electorate. Warren Wilhlem got 19pct As they say, if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 06:46 AM (b/xc5)

271 I agree that Rubio needs to show a tough side. He's got the "attract women by being cute and sweet" thing down, but he needs to show some backbone too. Him being the nominee would not at all surprise me. The guy is doing poorly in polls right now, but between him and Jeb, he's clearly the better option for the GOP and they like his approach on immigration. He's a smart choice for them in terms of checking off all the right boxes, but I wonder if he's as easy to control by big corporations and the chamber of commerce as Jeb? That's what really matters. Then again, if the GOPe were smart, they'd be pushing Fiorino harder, too so who knows what they are thinking.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:46 AM (39g3+)

272 Another reason to throw eggs at Obama after he vacates the WH.

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:46 AM (z3G/+)

273 Hello??  Cecil was a fcuking LION not a tiger.



Sounds like the reporter doesn't have a clue they are different.  Why am I not surprised?



Really, this dumb shit has a job and I guess has seen a picture of Cecil and he thinks Cecil is a fcuking tiger.



Sounds like a good democrat.



Posted by: Nip Sip at July 31, 2015 06:47 AM (0FSuD)

274 Zimbabwe to fine Palmer 72 billion dollars. To be fair, that is $1.26 US dollars.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 31, 2015 06:47 AM (fWAjv)

275 I put together a long list of obscure Gov agencies that should investigate Cecil's death.  Screwed up and lost it...Amtrak was the one I liked best.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2015 06:47 AM (pU8wz)

276 Fiorina, HP, and H1-B workers. Discuss.

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:47 AM (z3G/+)

277 270 272 Another reason to throw eggs at Obama after he vacates the WH. Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 11:46 AM (z3G/+) Eggs? I can think of other things, but, self-redacted.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:47 AM (St6BJ)

278 "Eggs"

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:48 AM (z3G/+)

279 Did she use the Castro word "embargo"? Because the rest of the world calls it "sanctions" Posted by: mynewhandle ------------------------------ Look, I'll watch MSNBC sometimes (so you don't have to), but I'll be damned if you can make me listen. Especially to that hag. But the chyron specifically used that word.

Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 06:48 AM (VZitQ)

280 Zimbabwe to fine Palmer 72 billion dollars. Here's a $1 Trillion note. I want my fvcking change!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 06:48 AM (R0Re7)

281 Time for lunch. Does anyone have lion on the menu?

Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 06:48 AM (z3G/+)

282 I think the article was from City Journal yesterday or day before, IIRC. That was the latest one, yeah. I've been seeing a lot about it lately. The thing is, NYC would never elect another Giuliani. They'll Greece it, doubling down on stupid. If this socialist failed us, the answer will clearly be more socialism.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:49 AM (39g3+)

283 It's DeBolshevik decriminalizing everyone and doing away with stop and frisk. I saw a story yesterday about a bum using the Columbus Circle fountain to both lather up with soap and use as a urinal. What took years to accomplish, this fucking commie is destroying almost overnight. Well, low turnout or not, the assholes in NYC voted for this. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:41 AM (St6BJ) Yeah I don't know. I was avoiding a homeless guy who was vigorously masturbating in a subway car the other day and thought, "huh. This isn't MARTA -- I don't remember masturbating bums being a regular fixture in NYC..." I mean, usually, it takes decades for bad policy to kick in. I don't know if it's deblasio or what, but it does seem to be getting sketchier.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:49 AM (AkOaV)

284 Really, this dumb shit has a job and I guess has seen a picture of Cecil and he thinks Cecil is a fcuking tiger.>>>

Watch a couple minutes of the TMZ TV show and you will see a gaggle of employed Dumb Shits.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 31, 2015 06:49 AM (81UWZ)

285 281 Time for lunch. Does anyone have lion on the menu? Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 11:48 AM (z3G/+) It's the mane course over at the lodge.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2015 06:50 AM (2Ojst)

286 ...obscure Gov agencies that should investigate Cecil's death...Amtrak was the one I liked best. *** Well, you can train a lion.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:50 AM (NeFrd)

287 t. You have to register and pay permit fees to bring animal parts from another country for any reason. Posted by: Jen I can't remember the name of the law but basically it's a federal offense to break a game law then cross state lines, so I assume it's so to cross international ones.

Posted by: traye at July 31, 2015 06:50 AM (fM8JG)

288 Well, if Cecil is a tiger, MGM is going to have to change their logo.

Posted by: Nip Sip at July 31, 2015 06:51 AM (0FSuD)

289 1 USD = 361.900 ZWD

A dollar goes a long ways in that once great country

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2015 06:51 AM (pU8wz)

290 A TIGER.... IN AFRICA......


- Monty Python.

Posted by: tfox72 at July 31, 2015 06:51 AM (DVC2D)

291 But the chyron specifically used that word. Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 11:48 AM (VZitQ) Oh, god. Just buying in to the communist propaganda that there's a flotilla of US Navy ships off the coast of Cuba stopping international trade from reaching the shores of their beautiful peoples republic... and that the strong, brave, wise Castro brothers are still managing to stand up to the US all these years later. As opposed to you know, the US just not trading with Cuba. Rest of the world does. But Castro needs an "embargo" to explain to his people why they're so poor.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 06:51 AM (AkOaV)

292 NO NO NO!!! You don't turn this into a Planned Parenthood thing... You say, 'funny how Obama is wanting to kick and AMERICAN out of this country for killing a Lion in another country, but Illegal Aliens who MURDER and RAPE are still here'....

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 31, 2015 06:51 AM (qh617)

293 283 I mean, usually, it takes decades for bad policy to kick in. I don't know if it's deblasio or what, but it does seem to be getting sketchier. Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 11:49 AM (AkOaV) It's him plus the economy being in the shitter. But mainly him. Look, if you institute policies that encourage crime, you're gonna get crime, and immediately.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:52 AM (St6BJ)

294 NYC subway toilet, circa 1970. And sadly today, pace DeBolshevik.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 11:36 AM (St6BJ)


Yeah, all of Giuliani's hard work to make NYC liveable has now been pissed away. Thanks a pantload, Bill.

I guess you've decided that your city doesn't need any of that sweet, sweet tourist $ after all.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 06:52 AM (VMVmg)

295 Well, you know, now the fools who breathlessly watch TMZ and are very upset about this lion-but not about the babies murdered and organs harvested at PP-can say, "Rubio cares so little that he doesn't know it was a tiger and not a lion." GOTCHA. Drew, why don't you offer your campaign services to whichever candidate is closest to perfection- provided you think there is one.? The other alternatives are to either run yourself or get in the lab and create one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2015 06:52 AM (OSs/l)

296 I bet Dylan Roof has Marget Sanger T-shirt.

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2015 06:53 AM (ztOda)

297 Well, you can train a lion. But you can't tuna fish!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 06:53 AM (R0Re7)

298 Does anyone have lion on the menu?
Posted by: Feh at July 31, 2015 11:48 AM (z3G/+)





We're having that for the next dinner party.  I've sent Clark, disguised as a dentist, to Zimbabwe to get it for us.

Posted by: Carmine Sabatini at July 31, 2015 06:53 AM (8hctH)

299 Stop the presses. MSNBC has mentioned PP. Still running with lies, but at least they've felt emough pressue that they had to give the story a minute of airtime.

Posted by: Chi at July 31, 2015 06:53 AM (VZitQ)

300 1USD=361.900ZWD And that's only because a few months ago they reset their currency again. So the 1 trillion Zimbabwean dollar not became 1 dollar again.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 06:54 AM (39g3+)

301 282 I think the article was from City Journal yesterday or day before, IIRC. That was the latest one, yeah. I've been seeing a lot about it lately. The thing is, NYC would never elect another Giuliani. They'll Greece it, doubling down on stupid. If this socialist failed us, the answer will clearly be more socialism. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 11:49 AM (39g3+) I would think it's cyclical but with the dumbing down of the electorate and the dying off of people like me and older, NYC is destined to be a Snake Pliskin Playground.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:54 AM (St6BJ)

302 If MSNBC went off the air, I'd never know it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 31, 2015 06:54 AM (evdj2)

303 You don't turn this into a Planned Parenthood thing... Um, yeah you do. Planned Parenthood is worse than illegal immigration by a bodycount of a few million.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at July 31, 2015 06:54 AM (j2FM9)

304 Governor Chris Christie: "The unfortunate murder of Cecil the Lion..." Posted by Laurie David's cervix **** Did he actually use the word 'murder'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 06:54 AM (NeFrd)

305 Governor Chris Christie: "The unfortunate murder of Cecil the Lion..." Posted by Laurie David's cervix To the person who was defending Kris Kreosote earlier, I give you this pearl of wisdom. Gevalt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:56 AM (St6BJ)

306 @299 Probably because now with the CA gag order they can start beginning to frame it as criminal activity by the whistle blowers and frame PP as under assault. Never sleep on the MSM. Their wheels within wheels have wheels.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 06:56 AM (b/xc5)

307 302 If MSNBC went off the air, I'd never know it. Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 31, 2015 11:54 AM (evdj2) When Rush boycotted their soundbites, their ratings were lower than dental x-rays.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2015 06:57 AM (St6BJ)

308 Zimbabwe still has a national currency? Huh! I thought they gave up on that ten years ago and were using US dollars. (according to something I read on the 'net and the news media is never wrong, incorrect at times, but never wrong.)

Posted by: Pyro Maniac at July 31, 2015 06:57 AM (Et5tv)

309 And was this type of Lion endangered? Not all of them are you know. Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 11:44 AM (zt+N6) I know they aren't. But it gives the government a legal framework to harass the guy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 06:57 AM (lojDy)

310 295-Lion not tiger.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2015 06:58 AM (OSs/l)

311
Did he actually use the word 'murder'?
Posted by: Muldoon




Yep.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2015 06:58 AM (kdS6q)

312 Especially if the single bow shot had actually killed the animal, instead of just wounding it, forcing the guides to track it for some time, and finally dispatch the critter with a rifle. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 11:33 AM (lojDy) Which is also another reason they lured it with meat, not only to get it out of the park, but to get it in range of a bow shot. I also think his guide knew hanging meat on the side of the truck would work, because Cecil has been tranqulizer darted before in order to get his radio collar on. Tranq darts don't fly 300 yds, you have to get the animal close enough to dart and make sure they don't go off and fall over a cliff or into a river, etc. I think Mr.Dentist got to hung up on wanting to shoot the cat with a bow and lost the ideal of a quick clean shot. I've read that they tracked the cat for 40 hours before finding it wounded and shooting it with a rifle.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 06:59 AM (YP6Ap)

313 100 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwean bank note. http://bit.ly/1VRsCbF

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 06:59 AM (R0Re7)

314 Yep. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2015 11:58 AM (kdS6q) *** Great. Now I'm really exacerbated.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 31, 2015 07:00 AM (NeFrd)

315 He took down a healthy African male lion with a bow ... nice.

Posted by: Jean at July 31, 2015 07:00 AM (ztOda)

316 When Rush boycotted their soundbites, their ratings were lower than dental x-rays. If it weren't for right wing websites, MSNBC would have no viewers except for family members of staff. Its like Andrew Sullivan, who only got hits on his site because people kept linking him and saying "can you believe this??" Just ignore these twits.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 07:01 AM (39g3+)

317 As they say, if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 11:46 AM (b/xc5) If no one represents your views then it matters not, because you are getting reamed either way. You seem to believe that those who withhold their consent think they will still get what they want. In other words, you are accusing them of magical thinking. I don't think this is true. There will be some percentage who simply ignore elections, then there will be those who believe they don't have any acceptable choices. Someone who believes that they do not have any representation obviously recognizes that they have effectively been shut out of the process. It is sad and shameful that the GOP have chosen to not understand why so many votes are withheld, but to instead engage in corruption and tyranny (yes, what they are doing *is* tyrannical).

Posted by: [/i][/b]East Bay KG at July 31, 2015 07:01 AM (uDCdI)

318 Dondi gets one right! I still don't understand how this jagdork would give up a Senate seat seriously thinking he could become president. boggles the mind..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2015 07:02 AM (so+oy)

319 He took down a healthy African male lion with a bow Apparently not.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 31, 2015 07:03 AM (evdj2)

320 For all of you who keep wondering why the US Fish and Wildlife and other gov. entities are interested in Cecil the Cowardly Lion's murderer, please see the following US.Customs regulations for importing animal parts into the US. https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/63/~/hunting-trophies%2C-birds%2C-animals

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 07:03 AM (YP6Ap)

321 I think Mr.Dentist got to hung up on wanting to shoot the cat with a bow and lost the ideal of a quick clean shot. You gotta admit, "I killed a lion with a bow" is a pretty badass story.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 07:03 AM (39g3+)

322 He took down a healthy African male lion with a bow ... nice. About 91 years old in human years. 13 in lion years. With a 14 year life span in the wild.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:04 AM (R0Re7)

323 I really didn't appreciate his tone. He should apologize.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at July 31, 2015 07:04 AM (4KoRb)

324 313 100 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwean bank note. http://bit.ly/1VRsCbF Posted by: rickb223 at July 31, 2015 11:59 AM (R0Re7) Starving billionaires http://tinyurl.com/ngawwks

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 31, 2015 07:04 AM (fWAjv)

325 The main page for this blog has four Google requests and this page has one. Unless you have and add-on to prevent it, you give up your privacy to Google by visiting here. Posted by: Ed Anger at July 31, 2015 11:42 AM (RcpcZ) ============================== What is a "Google request"? Can you explain this comment further please.

Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 07:04 AM (TxJGV)

326 295-Lion not tiger. Or Bears, oh my.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:05 AM (C278+)

327 Posted by: East Bay KG at July 31, 2015 12:01 PM (uDCdI) The number of people who self identify as Independent, has grown to the point where they outnumber EITHER one of the major political parties.... One poll has 41% saying they are independent... ALL of those people feel they are NOT represented.... by EITHER party.

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 31, 2015 07:06 AM (qh617)

328 He took down a healthy African male lion with a bow Apparently not. ***** "I'm lookin' for the man that shot my paw."

Posted by: Cecil, limping into a Zimbabwean pub at July 31, 2015 07:06 AM (NeFrd)

329 But Castro needs an "embargo" to explain to his people why they're so poor.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 11:51 AM (AkOaV)


Wait a minute. I thought Castro's preferred language was "blockade". He would have the world believe that Cuba is poor because the U.S. has implemented a blockade, which implies, as you say, a whole flotilla of U.S. ships preventing ships from other countries from delivering much-needed material goods so Cuba can be prosperous.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:06 AM (VMVmg)

330 Did he actually use the word 'murder'? Posted by: Muldoon Yep. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix I distinctly remember being told that lawyers are very circumspect of their language. I was lied to.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at July 31, 2015 07:06 AM (VY8H5)

331 Lion not tiger. Or Bears, oh my. Cubs?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:07 AM (R0Re7)

332 Bow hunters. Kind of like golfers. Both are fanatical about doing rather pointless things, with implements ill-suited to the job at hand.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 07:07 AM (lojDy)

333 Thank god he's not President of Zimbabwe, how would the Mexicans get here?

Posted by: cecil the lion at July 31, 2015 07:07 AM (2yD4G)

334 And here is the taxidermist permit requirements. Your local taxidermist working out of his garage has to have a federal permit to possess migratory birds or animals imported from another country. There are innumerable agencies that will be looking to get a piece of the action from the dentist and any of his unwitting support staff. http://www.fws.gov/permits/faqs/FactSheetTaxidermistFront&Back.pdf

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 07:08 AM (YP6Ap)

335 I distinctly remember being told that lawyers are very circumspect of their language. >>>

Prosecutors have to lose that skill to be politically effective.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 31, 2015 07:08 AM (81UWZ)

336 325 The main page for this blog has four Google requests and this page has one. Unless you have and add-on to prevent it, you give up your privacy to Google by visiting here. Posted by: Ed Anger at July 31, 2015 11:42 AM (RcpcZ) ============================== What is a "Google request"? Can you explain this comment further please. Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 12:04 PM (TxJGV) Cookies tracking where you are.... Its enlightening to turn auto cookies off, and make them request (I do on my work comp)... funny to see COMPETITORS often loading cookies through adware ... like go to Plenty of Fish (free dating site) and a Match cookie will load... or you see an MSNBC cookie load from a Fox website, through an ad....

Posted by: BB Wolf at July 31, 2015 07:09 AM (qh617)

337 @317 This was simply not the case in NY. Warren Wilhelm faced off against Joe Lohta who was in the Giuliani administration and espoused the same exact policies as those that turned a city from shit to a shining city on the hill, and warned that Wilhem would do exactly what he is now doing. 19pct of a largely apathetic voters base, gave Wilhelm a landslide. So in this case the GOP candidate did his job but his message was sadly rejected. They will be sorry.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2015 07:09 AM (b/xc5)

338
273 Hello?? Cecil was a fcuking LION not a tiger.

He's a sea serpent. And nobody is gonna hurt my buddy Cecil!

Posted by: Beany Boy at July 31, 2015 07:09 AM (RcpcZ)

339 And the dumbass from TMZ said "tiger" instead of "lion." ----------------- The TMZ dude did not sound like English is his native tongue.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 07:09 AM (9mTYi)

340 Thank god he's not President of Zimbabwe, how would the Mexicans get here?

Thank God Mugabe isn't coming here too, I think he came to the UN in NYC once.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2015 07:09 AM (pU8wz)

341 Bow hunters. Kind of like golfers. Both are fanatical about doing rather pointless things, with implements ill-suited to the job at hand. I don't know about that. People have been hunting with bow and arrows for 100s of years successfully. I think it does the job nicely for me anyways.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:10 AM (C278+)

342 I don't know if it's deblasio or what, but it does seem to be getting sketchier. Posted by: mynewhandle at July 31, 2015 11:49 AM (AkOaV) Put the blame squarely on Mayor deBolshevik. Why would transit cops risk arresting a bum masturbating on a train? Because, if the arrest goes sideways, the cops know the mayor does not have their backs. If I were a cop, I wouldn't risk my career/personal livelihood/jail to arrest some homeless guy. The risk/reward makes it a losing proposition. That line of reasoning is a result of deBolshevik's well-known animosity to cops.

Posted by: RickZ at July 31, 2015 07:10 AM (HEtQ3)

343 Found this yesterday, an article from 2013 in which the leftist author pooh-poohs the notion that De Blasio's election would be followed by a return to 1970's style fiscal mismanagement and rising crime. http://tinyurl.com/pl64xlk

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 07:11 AM (3IJYC)

344 331 Lion not tiger. Or Bears, oh my. Cubs? Posted by: rickb223 at July 31, 2015 12:07 PM (R0Re7) Bastard shot a Lion before they even made it to training camp??? That's got to affect their Super Bowl Chances!!!

Posted by: THIS is ESPN at July 31, 2015 07:11 AM (qh617)

345 He's a sea serpent. And nobody is gonna hurt my buddy Cecil! Nessie would destroy Cecil.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:11 AM (R0Re7)

346 And the dumbass from TMZ said "tiger" instead of "lion." ----------------- The TMZ dude did not sound like English is his native tongue. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 12:09 PM (9mTYi) Occasionally come across TMZ late at night. They all are sitting , facing Mr.TMZ, who inexplicably has a big gulp with a straw in one hand and is leaning on the cubicle divider with the other, and everyone looks like they showed up to paint the office instead of working in it. And they laugh and snort and snark at each individual story. No thanks, cleaning my toilet or organizing the junk drawer is a better use of time.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 31, 2015 07:12 AM (YP6Ap)

347 You gotta admit, "I killed a lion with a bow" is a pretty badass story. Posted by: Christopher Taylor ------------------- Except..., he didn't. That's one of the problems.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 07:13 AM (9mTYi)

348 It's a damn liger!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 31, 2015 07:13 AM (fWAjv)

349 I don't know about that. People have been hunting with bow and arrows for 100s of years successfully. I think it does the job nicely for me anyways. Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 12:10 PM (C278+) Not lions, though, as a rule. Large-caliber rifles were invented for a reason.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 07:13 AM (lojDy)

350 And the dumbass from TMZ said "tiger" instead of "lion." I was in the process of transitioning. ESPN was about to give me an award for courage.

Posted by: Zombie Cecil the Trans-Lion at July 31, 2015 07:14 AM (ZtFr+)

351 Cecil reacts to no bikini at all..... https://youtu.be/88QOmxSa-IE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 31, 2015 07:14 AM (W5DcG)

352 Found this yesterday, an article from 2013 in which the leftist author pooh-poohs the notion that De Blasio's election would be followed by a return to 1970's style fiscal mismanagement and rising crime. His thesis was that the falling crimes rates and improved quality of life had nothing to do with Giuliani's policies. Nope, it was all "demographics."

Posted by: V the K at July 31, 2015 07:14 AM (3IJYC)

353 Bastard shot a Lion before they even made it to training camp??? That's got to affect their Super Bowl Chances!!! Posted by: THIS is ESPN at July 31, 2015 12:11 PM (qh617) Naa, not really.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:14 AM (C278+)

354 The risk/reward makes it a losing proposition. That line of reasoning is a result of deBolshevik's well-known animosity to cops. Well and the police are run from the top down. If the official policy is to focus on some crimes rather than others, to let some stuff go and focus on other stuff, then that's what they have to do. Plus, if cops see prosecutors refusing to really do anything about some crimes, they'll stop busting people for it. What's the point? Its just paperwork, risk, and time for nothing.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 07:14 AM (39g3+)

355 If only I had dissected those school children and sold the body parts.

Posted by: Adam Lanza at July 31, 2015 07:15 AM (4KoRb)

356 Here kitty kitty kitty... http://tinyurl.com/ohajlah *Hercules the Liger....damn.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at July 31, 2015 07:15 AM (fWAjv)

357 Rubio has no chance.

Posted by: D. Hopper at July 31, 2015 07:15 AM (+dTrr)

358 Bastard shot a Lion before they even made it to training camp??? That's got to affect their Super Bowl Chances!!! Posted by: THIS is ESPN Srsly? I'd have figured the felony arrests would first.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:16 AM (R0Re7)

359 That's got to affect their Super Bowl Chances!!! Is there a positive number lower than 0%?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 31, 2015 07:16 AM (39g3+)

360 Not lions, though, as a rule. Large-caliber rifles were invented for a reason. Local tribes still do. Large-caliber rifles were invented for white man. It's a white privilege thing. the Maasai tribesmen of East Africa have long celebrated the killing of lions as a test of their manhood. WITH A SPEAR.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:18 AM (C278+)

361 The "Telegraph" of London has a good response: "Yes, the lion is dead. Now shut up please." http://tinyurl.com/q65g5w7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2015 07:18 AM (OSs/l)

362 That's got to affect their Super Bowl Chances!!! Is there a positive number lower than 0%? -10%. We're positive!

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:19 AM (R0Re7)

363 And the totalderangement of the Twitter mob crowd is discussed at "Legal Insurrection".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2015 07:20 AM (OSs/l)

364 So a GOP candidate answers a "gotcha" question without stepping on his dick.

And for that we celebrate?

Oy vey!

Posted by: Ed Anger at July 31, 2015 07:20 AM (RcpcZ)

365 Cecil reacts to no bikini at all.....

Wow. I hadn't seen a B & C cartoon in over 40 years.

Heh.

Not very good, were they?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:21 AM (VMVmg)

366 the Maasai tribesmen of East Africa have long celebrated the killing of lions as a test of their manhood. WITH A SPEAR. Which is why the population is 12 females to 1 male.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:21 AM (R0Re7)

367 And for that we celebrate? A step in the right direction gets you ... well, nowhere really.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 31, 2015 07:21 AM (evdj2)

368 If I see Rubio on the ballot against Hillary, the choice will be very easy to make.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at July 31, 2015 07:23 AM (hiT/m)

369 I distinctly remember being told that lawyers are very circumspect of their language. - Everything that guy just said is bullshit.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 07:23 AM (XUKZU)

370 Which is why the population is 12 females to 1 male. Lol, yea but what a man.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:24 AM (C278+)

371 Local tribes still do. Large-caliber rifles were invented for white man. It's a white privilege thing. the Maasai tribesmen of East Africa have long celebrated the killing of lions as a test of their manhood. WITH A SPEAR. Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 12:18 PM (C278+) And for a white man to deliberately adopt an antique method of hunting, now practiced only by primitive tribesmen is an eccentricity, which was my original point.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 07:24 AM (lojDy)

372 Drew M: "I will ever vote for Rubio..' Ditto!!!

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at July 31, 2015 07:25 AM (7GI9v)

373 according to the Daily Mail, Clinton calls his dick "Willard", which is surely going to irritate Romney.

Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 07:26 AM (TxJGV)

374 There used to be lions in southern Europe. There are depictions of hunting lions with spears and shields. Apparently, a half dozen or more men would form a line. the lion would attack the first man who would do as much damage as possible with his spear then fall down and cover himself with his shield leaving the next man open to spear the lion etc.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 07:26 AM (XUKZU)

375 And for a white man to deliberately adopt an antique method of hunting, now practiced only by primitive tribesmen is an eccentricity, which was my original point. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 12:24 PM (lojDy) You do know that bowhunting is pretty popular right? So popular that there are specific parts of deer season that are for bowhunting only.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 07:27 AM (zt+N6)

376 373 according to the Daily Mail, Clinton calls his dick "Willard", which is surely going to irritate Romney. Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 12:26 PM (TxJGV) It commands hordes of rats? Ewww...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2015 07:27 AM (2Ojst)

377
I distinctly remember being told that lawyers are very circumspect of their language.
Posted by: weft cut-loop



Also told that's it's physically impossible for someone who's had gut bypass surgery to eat so much that he still stays fat.

But here we are.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at July 31, 2015 07:27 AM (kdS6q)

378 I may have to vote for Rubio just because he can exercise common sense.

Posted by: cajun caret at July 31, 2015 07:27 AM (UZQM8)

379 Wow. I hadn't seen a B & C cartoon in over 40 years. Heh. Not very good, were they? Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 12:21 PM (VMVmg) No. The animation, if you can even call it that, was crude as hell. When the characters "speak" their mouths appear to have a binary mode: fully open, or fully shut, and toggle between states. And the scenery just slides by.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 07:27 AM (lojDy)

380 Which is why the population is 12 females to 1 male. Lol, yea but what a man. Runner: "Ubo didn't make it. Neither did his three cousins." Chief: "Shit!"

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:27 AM (R0Re7)

381 This story made me laugh. Father shoots down drone spying on his daughter while she was sunbathing Good for Dad! Unfortunately, he's been arrested: http://tinyurl.com/prnahtu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2015 07:28 AM (OSs/l)

382 the Maasai tribesmen of East Africa have long celebrated the killing of lions as a test of their manhood. WITH A SPEAR. Posted by: wrg500 ------------------- Guy didn't use a spear. Had he been creeping around in the bush in a dsahiki with a spear, I'd give him points for cajones. This was a poorly conceived slaughter that went bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 07:28 AM (9mTYi)

383 Not very good, were they?  Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 12:21 PM

Frankly, no. And many were even worse.

The only compensation, at least IMO, is that the good ones were so much better than the computer-generated swill that makes up "animation" these days, and the writers turned out scripts that weren't always aimed at 6-year-olds of all ages.

Posted by: MrScribbler[/i] at July 31, 2015 07:29 AM (rCmeG)

384 Bitch set me up.

Posted by: Walter Palmer, DDS at July 31, 2015 07:29 AM (VMVmg)

385

The issue isn't so much that he used a bow and arrow as it as that he couldn't harvest the animal cleanly with. Can you take a lion humanely with a bow arrow; sure, if you have the skills for it. Evidently, he did not.

 

And yes, when these stupid questions turn up, redirect to PP. This horror is now out in the open and people, as Wilberforce said, are much less able to  say 'I didn't know', now that the videos are freely open to the public.

Posted by: lurkingestlurker at July 31, 2015 07:29 AM (k8xvx)

386 'cojones'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 07:29 AM (9mTYi)

387 Runner: "Ubo didn't make it. Neither did his three cousins." Chief: "Shit!" - They soon will be.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 31, 2015 07:29 AM (XUKZU)

388 And for a white man to deliberately adopt an antique method of hunting, now practiced only by primitive tribesmen is an eccentricity, which was my original point. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 12:24 PM (lojDy) No, I actual prefer hunting with a bow over a gun. The nock down power of the bow I use has the equivalent force of a 45 cal bullet. Many compound bows on the market today far exceed that. When I'm on with my bow I can hit postage stamps at 30 meters 3 out of 4 shots. Arrow placement is everything.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:30 AM (C278+)

389 I feel like Manhattan especially has really gotten a lot worse in the last few years." It has. Too much of the city now reminds me of my younger days, and being older that that Leguizamo idiot I recall conditions. They weren't "fecund". They were shiite. Midtown and areas around CP were bubbling along nicely thru the mid aughts, but really took a hit in 09 - by 10 one saw empty storefronts on any number of blocks from MSG to the north side of CP. Five years later it's become epidemic. Closed businesses, vacant storefronts, busted sidewalks, streetlights out... it's the best of 1975 all over again.

Posted by: anon a mouse at July 31, 2015 07:30 AM (C9pBZ)

390 I watched Howard Hill kill a full grown bull elephant with a bow. In 30 seconds the bull was down, in 30 more he was dead. Do not trivialize the killing power of the bow in the hands of a man who knows how to use it.

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 07:31 AM (xWW96)

391 KNOCK KNOCK Go away! Exacerbatin'

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at July 31, 2015 07:31 AM (JOG+K)

392 Runner: "Ubo didn't make it. Neither did his three cousins." Chief: "Shit!" - They soon will be. Well played. Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:32 AM (R0Re7)

393 This was a poorly conceived slaughter that went bad. Oh, I whole heartedly again. He's what my friends and family would call a trash hunter.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:32 AM (C278+)

394 Fiorina, HP, and H1-B workers. Discuss. ____________ HP has survived as a company.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2015 07:33 AM (MIKMs)

395 When I'm on with my bow I can hit postage stamps at 30 meters 3 out of 4 shots" Fvck. Last time I go out to get the mail. Hey, junior mouse - go check the mail for dad, 'k?

Posted by: anon a mouse at July 31, 2015 07:33 AM (C9pBZ)

396 TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are "out."

Posted by: Bill Cosby at July 31, 2015 07:34 AM (e8kgV)

397 You do know that bowhunting is pretty popular right? So popular that there are specific parts of deer season that are for bowhunting only. Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2015 12:27 PM (zt+N6) Of course I know that. Same here; there is a bow-only season, IIRC. For deer, at least. Taking deer with a bow is not impractical, although it is still somewhat of an affectation, given that there are hundreds of perfectly effective deer rifles in the marketplace. Taking a lion with a bow? Not so much.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 31, 2015 07:34 AM (lojDy)

398 Midtown and areas around CP were bubbling along nicely thru the mid aughts, but really took a hit in 09 - by 10 one saw empty storefronts on any number of blocks from MSG to the north side of CP.
Five years later it's become epidemic. Closed businesses, vacant storefronts, busted sidewalks, streetlights out... it's the best of 1975 all over again.

Posted by: anon a mouse at July 31, 2015 12:30 PM (C9pBZ)

I remember the time when Grand Central had a area for the homeless, on one side of  the main concourse.  All the small parks were full of tents, tepees whatever, The average New Yorker couldn't even use the parks. During Dinkins time I believe, or Dinky as I called him...

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2015 07:34 AM (pU8wz)

399 394 Fiorina, HP, and H1-B workers. Discuss. ____________ HP has survived as a company. Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2015 12:33 PM (MIKMs) In spite of, not because of, Fiorina's tenure as CEO.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2015 07:35 AM (2Ojst)

400 A excellent movie in the very small genre of "Lion Killing Movies" is- "The Ghost and the Darkness". A true story what was Hollywood up some. Maybe Val Kilmer's best role (tho "Salton Sea" was pretty good) Now if they would only put the damn thing out on blu-ray!

Posted by: naturalfake, Internet Zillionaire at July 31, 2015 07:35 AM (KUa85)

401 Marco Rubio Commits An Act Of Political Competence, Immediately Outpaces Most Republicans

Rubio immediately blasted on Twitter by Christie and Romney for being insensitive to murdered lions.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:35 AM (VMVmg)

402 TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are "out." Of what? Ethics?

Posted by: rickb223[/s][/i][/b] at July 31, 2015 07:35 AM (R0Re7)

403 A excellent movie in the very small genre of "Lion Killing Movies" is-
"The Ghost and the Darkness".


A very underappreciated movie,

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:36 AM (VMVmg)

404 "Why in the fcuk is the US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife investigating this lion thing?" Our non-State non-DOD gov't agencies are so good at screwing things up locally, we've moved on to screwing up internationally. See IRS going after US citizens living and working abroad who still get taxed as if they're living in the US.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 31, 2015 07:37 AM (jhqr1)

405 You must have to have a pretty small penis to need to go to Africa to kill a lion with a bow. I've got nothing against hunting.. but Jeezy Louisy..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2015 07:37 AM (so+oy)

406 A true story what was Hollywood up some. Maybe Val Kilmer's best role (tho "Salton Sea" was pretty good) Now if they would only put the damn thing out on blu-ray! Posted by: naturalfake, Internet Zillionaire at July 31, 2015 12:35 PM (KUa85) I read Patterson's book. The only true part of the movie story was that Patterson was an engineer building a railway and there were 2 lions who were eating his workers.

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 07:38 AM (xWW96)

407 Posted by: anon a mouse at July 31, 2015 12:33 PM (C9pBZ) I start practicing for bow season usual around the first of July. By sept. I'm tight with my groups (3 inch). To hunt the land I hunt you have to shoot to qualify every year. You have to shoot 3 9 inch discs at 20 and 30 yards in order with your broad heads.

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:38 AM (C278+)

408 I thought Krystal Ball was married..to Ouija Board ;^) Seriously, I thought she was married (to a man) and had a child or two?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 31, 2015 07:39 AM (OSs/l)

409 Can we all agree that taking a lion with a Bowie knife would be pretty badass? Though taking a grizzly with the same would be pretty much the ultimate in awesome?

Posted by: naturalfake, Internet Zillionaire at July 31, 2015 07:39 AM (KUa85)

410 To hunt the land I hunt you have to shoot to qualify every year. You have to shoot 3 9 inch discs at 20 and 30 yards in order with your broad heads.>>>

I assume this is the landowners test not the states.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 31, 2015 07:39 AM (81UWZ)

411 The guy who shot the drone used a shotgun, for crying out loud. Even with full choke, he needed shot big enough to take down a pretty sizeable device. So it was close range, maybe 40-50 yards at most. The drone owner got what he deserved.

Posted by: MTF at July 31, 2015 07:42 AM (TxJGV)

412

So a post about a candidate turning a stupid dead lion question into a real political answer generates a thread that ..... turns into a discussion of stupid dead lions and the hunting thereof.

 

Ha!

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2015 07:42 AM (QDnY+)

413 I read Patterson's book. The only true part of the movie story was that Patterson was an engineer building a railway and there were 2 lions who were eating his workers. Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 12:38 PM (xWW96) Well, I was skeptical about the lions having lasers mounted on their skulls. But, yeah then, Hollywood up a lot. Still a great movie.

Posted by: naturalfake, Internet Zillionaire at July 31, 2015 07:43 AM (KUa85)

414 Though taking a grizzly with the same would be pretty much the ultimate in awesome? Here you go. http://tinyurl.com/nj3ms8q

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:43 AM (C278+)

415 We are using the subject matter as bait, in an attempt to draw in a wild Hector, so's we kin bitch slap his dumb ass.

Posted by: maddogg at July 31, 2015 07:44 AM (xWW96)

416 I assume this is the landowners test not the states. Ft. Belvoir

Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 07:44 AM (C278+)

417

You have to have a pretty small mind and life experience to pyschoanalyze strangers based on their recreational activities.

 

Yet we have seen a small epidemic of that here the last few days.  Pretty revealing.  Though in some cases it was more confirmation than revelation.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2015 07:44 AM (QDnY+)

418 At last! We get down to the .45 vs. compound bow debate. This conversation is long overdue.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 07:46 AM (9mTYi)

419 Can we all agree that taking a lion with a Bowie knife would be pretty badass?

In Hawaii years ago I met a local that hunted wild boar by what he called dog and knife. Dogs would corner it and he would run in with the knife. Pretty badassed. I missed getting a taste of the beast by one day.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2015 07:47 AM (ahBY0)

420

What would be hilarious would be to see some "journalist" hit Rubio with nukyler questions about his still-unbelievable amnesty/lawlessness debacle.

 

"Senator, in the post-9/11 world, how could you support amnesty for people who regularly counterfeited US identity documents?"

 

"Senator, why did you propose amnesty specifically for dangerous illegal immigrants who have been convicted of multiple DUIs?  What do you think about the carnage and cost of the DUI epidemic among illegal aliens, which is far above the rate seen in the general population?"

 

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2015 07:49 AM (QDnY+)

421 Get a freakin' dictionary and look up the word, "chagrin."

Posted by: Marooned Maroon at July 31, 2015 07:49 AM (hTHAs)

422 Then use "chagrin" correctly in a sentence.

Posted by: Marooned Maroon at July 31, 2015 07:50 AM (hTHAs)

423 Posted by: wrg500 at July 31, 2015 12:43 PM (C278+) There you go. If I ever managed to kill a grizzly bear with my bare hands and a knife, I'd have it's skin made into a double-breasted suit with two pairs of matching pants, and it's head made into a grizzly bear head Top Hat then wear it to work every day like Hercules wore the Nemean lion's skin.

Posted by: naturalfake, Internet Zillionaire at July 31, 2015 07:50 AM (KUa85)

424 402 TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are "out."

Of what? Ethics?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 31, 2015 12:35 PM (R0Re7)


Well, that and, in Ed's case, spicy chicken wings and chili cheese fries.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:51 AM (VMVmg)

425 The gang of 8 deal with Rubio pretty much soured me on him. Made me think he was naïve and would be easily influenced into the GOPe. Too squishy.

Posted by: gapoz at July 31, 2015 07:51 AM (thyJJ)

426 Far Side Cartoon: http://tinyurl.com/nzosjop

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2015 07:52 AM (9mTYi)

427 417
You have to have a pretty small mind and life experience to pyschoanalyze strangers based on their recreational activities.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2015 12:44 PM (QDnY+)


But not if you're Moo Moo. He obviously knows everything.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:52 AM (VMVmg)

428

dartist, I also encountered someone who hunted wild pigs with "traditional methods" in Hawaii.  Sounded, well, ..... badass.

 

Nothing could get me interested in hunting (just too many other things, not enough time), but the pig hunters do lay out a pretty attractive picture.

 

Varmint animal (in numbers such that they are a real problem for farmers), smartest things on four legs, work collectively, will counter-attack in some situations, and have armor that makes your fun calibers (large caliber hunting revolvers, 7.62X54R) the right choice - and, finally, good eating.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2015 07:53 AM (QDnY+)

429 oh, look at the nood.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 31, 2015 07:54 AM (VMVmg)

430

OregonMuse, I wasn't referring to the bovine one.  Kind of shocking, actually, the number of otherwise respectable regulars who have echoed the tired and vapid nonsense about machismo and hunting.

 

Posted by: rhomboid at July 31, 2015 07:56 AM (QDnY+)

431 Can we all agree that taking a lion with a Bowie knife would be pretty badass?



Dental pick.....I'd pay to watch.

Posted by: BignJames at July 31, 2015 07:57 AM (HtUkt)

432 Former NFL quarterback, Kevin Kolb, who suffered a career-ending injury by tripping on a mat after practice with the Bills, used to hunt boar with a knife. I remember his interviews on sports radio here in Buffalo; made him sound like a badass.

419 Can we all agree that taking a lion with a Bowie knife would be pretty badass?

In Hawaii years ago I met a local that hunted wild boar by what he called dog and knife. Dogs would corner it and he would run in with the knife. Pretty badassed. I missed getting a taste of the beast by one day.

Posted by: dartist at July 31, 2015 12:47 PM (ahBY0)

Posted by: Pyrocles at July 31, 2015 07:59 AM (fVOPU)

433 Late to the comments, but two props for Rubio. He showed that he's up on the internet outrage by correcting the TMZ reporter that it was a Lion and not a Tiger. So the outrage machine can't yell "Repug doesn't know the difference between Lion and Tigers". And of course, props for bringing up the PP videos. He could have shown a little more outrage about the videos, but he also wasn't an ass to the reporter, so really he handled it very well.

Posted by: Leland at July 31, 2015 08:21 AM (5wUny)

434 [Zimbabwe President For Life] Robert Mugabe isn't known for his subdued taste, and his million-dollar birthday was just as extravagant as people have come to expect.

The ZANU-PF leader saw in his 92nd year with the slaughter of wild animals, including an elephant, which were cooked and served to his guests.

His party took place at an exclusive lodge, spa and golf course in Victoria Falls, and it was estimated to have cost $1million (£648,000). During the celebrations, Mugabe released 91 balloons into the sky with the help of his wife, Grace.

An estimated 20,000 people attended the party at Elephant Hills resort, which was put on to celebrate the birthday of the leader who has been accused of abusing human rights and democracy.

His guests were fed a young elephant, and two buffaloes, two sables and five impalas were also donated to the president by a local landowner. He also threw in a lion and a crocodile to be stuffed as an extra gift for Mugabe. On top of this, 40 cows were offered to the president by two members of his government. A second elephant is going to be shot and given to the Victoria Falls community.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at July 31, 2015 08:31 AM (e8kgV)

435 "I'll never vote for Rubio..." So, if the 2016 general election choices are Hillary or Bernie Sanders on one side, and Rubio on the other, then you'd vote for Hillary or Sanders, or stay home? But never Rubio? Wow. Just wow. Talk about a credibility cratering. Rubio is not my candidate, not even in my top 5. And I really detest the Jebster with every fiber of my being. But in November '16 I'd race to the polls to vote for either of those ahead of Hillary or Sanders.

Posted by: Random Thought Generator at July 31, 2015 08:32 AM (wLLbf)

436 I call fake / setup.

Rubio was not ambushed there. He was in on it.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at July 31, 2015 08:32 AM (tzBFm)

437 Good for him. And TMZ really liked him, because he was a "cool" Republican who liked some rap music.

However I did hear Marco the other day deliver the line that Ace always mocks, like "Well, if only we had the presidency, we could do this or that..."

Marco, you need to read this smart military blog, LOL.

Posted by: pj at July 31, 2015 08:42 AM (cHuNI)

438 Gee, y'know, it'd almost as if these issues (Cecil the lion and Cecile the Abomination) were put before us a'purpose... ...to help separate the sheep from the goats. Who hath ears, let him use a Q-Tip.

Posted by: Mentor of Arisia at July 31, 2015 08:44 AM (ybzJi)

439 At least he knew it was a lion, not a tiger, unlike the interviewer.

And yeah, that is not how to pronounce Cecil. It's not "See-sul" it's "Se-sul"

Posted by: Doubting Rich at July 31, 2015 09:43 AM (6wPwW)

440 At last! We get down to the .45 vs. compound bow debate. This conversation is long overdue. I'm not going to hunt lion with a M1911, ever.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 31, 2015 09:47 AM (evdj2)

441 Rubio is better than Bush...take that for what it is worth. He is also better than the orange guy he beat for the Senate...you can also take that for what it is worth.

Posted by: William Eaton at July 31, 2015 10:14 AM (q52Ma)

442
I agree William!

Posted by: pj at July 31, 2015 11:42 AM (cHuNI)

443 436 I call fake / setup. Rubio was not ambushed there. He was in on it. I might agree, except that the "tiger" thing is pitch-perfect for the ignorantoids in the Piss-Stream Media. Rubio went along with "tiger" at first until he processed it enough to slide in the word "lion". That's smooth, not fake.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 31, 2015 06:10 PM (c41Rr)

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