February 28, 2010

Open Blog Sunday
— LauraW

I didn't ask Ace's permission, but obviously he can rescind this at any time.
Post 'em if you got 'em.

While I'm here, remember that there's a new Celebrity Dead Pool contest up at Madame Weasel's joint.

And the fabulous prize? Naturally, it’s a double helping of Aunty’s spotted dick!

You know you want it.

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1 I didn't ask Ace's permission, but obviously he can rescind this at any time.
Post 'em if you got 'em.

How can you get permission from a dead guy Ewok?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:12 AM (1fanL)

2 Can we get a hockey thread?

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 05:16 AM (PWj+8)

3 I emailed to see if he was ok.

Hoping it's just burnout.

Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 05:17 AM (DbybK)

4 Who's Ace?

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2010 05:17 AM (VuLos)

5
a dead pool without me who sees dead people?


Posted by: The couple from The Princess Bride at February 28, 2010 05:18 AM (C1g0E)

6 8.8 Earthquake in Chile and it's raining fish in Australia

http://tinyurl.com/yztzsno

The Apocalypse is coming!

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 05:20 AM (PWj+8)

7

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year.

Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program "This Week."
"We're not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress," she said. "We're here to do the job for the American people."

http://tinyurl.com/yjkhl8n

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2010 05:20 AM (VuLos)

8 ace is stunned? Can I have his computer?

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 05:20 AM (D7/BU)

9 Can we get a hockey thread?

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 10:16 AM (PWj+

No.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:21 AM (1fanL)

10
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme!

They'll be dead very soon...maybe this week.

Posted by: This is Carlton, the doorman at February 28, 2010 05:22 AM (C1g0E)

11

"Who's Ace?"

The dude that wiped out ridin' that bitchin' wave yesterday into HI

 

Posted by: Spicoli at February 28, 2010 05:22 AM (ucq49)

12 I emailed to see if he was ok.

Hoping it's just burnout.

Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 10:17 AM (DbybK)

He's only gotta bring Teh Funny about once every other day.  The rest of the time, you lamesters can supply content.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:23 AM (1fanL)

13 9 Can we get a hockey thread?

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 10:16 AM (PWj+

No.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 10:21 AM (1fanL)

Not even if I bribe you with bacon?

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 05:24 AM (PWj+8)

14 ace will soon be spotted with Elvis. Fuzzy photos and arguments on Larry King.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 05:25 AM (D7/BU)

15 I'm beginning to think that Ace is someone very important who has bigger fish to fry.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:27 AM (p302b)

16 They say this hockey game will be the most watched event in the US and Canada.  Even non hockey watchers are going to watch it.  Which means a lot of explaining during the game.  Ugh

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:28 AM (p302b)

17 15 I'm beginning to think that Ace is someone very important who has bigger fish to fry.

Al Gore?

Posted by: Y-not at February 28, 2010 05:29 AM (Kn9r7)

18 Mutiny!

Posted by: Jack at February 28, 2010 05:32 AM (bvDV5)

19

Not even if I bribe you with bacon?

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 10:24 AM (PWj+

Of course.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:32 AM (1fanL)

20 I'm beginning to think that Ace is someone very important who has bigger fish to fry.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 10:27 AM (p302b)

I dunno.  It doesn't take THAT long to sell out your loyal fans.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:33 AM (1fanL)

21

Drudge is mocking Gore.  It's great.

AL GORE FOUND!

WHAT'S A FEW MISTAKES?

Posted by: conscious and waking up at February 28, 2010 05:34 AM (Vu6sl)

22
Hoping it's just burnout.
Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 10:17 AM (DbybK)

It'd be better if he'd say something.  Like "I'm going to be gone for a week, fuck you Morons."  Instead of disappearing.  Of course, if it's something serious, never mind.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:35 AM (1fanL)

23 FUBAR
I wonder if Ace's absence is affecting the blog traffic?

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:36 AM (p302b)

24 Ace was wounded in a high-speed masturbation accident.

He may recover, but it's likely he will never compete professionally again.

Posted by: nickless at February 28, 2010 05:36 AM (MMC8r)

25 Even non hockey watchers are going to watch it.  Which means a lot of explaining during the game.  Ugh

Translation: "I resent any attempt by non-enthusiasts to become interested and learn more about stuff I like."   Nice.

Sorry to disappoint, but I'll be one of those non-watchers watching. I like ice and violence; not sure why I never got into hockey...although the Iowa Chops got suspended when I bought a sweatshirt with their logo on it.  Heh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2010 05:37 AM (OkT2m)

26 LOL, one of those celebrity dead pool guys is Art Linkletter. That man was on TV when I was a kid back in the 50s!  Looks like he will outlive us all.

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2010 05:38 AM (QrA9E)

27 I wonder if Ace's absence is affecting the blog traffic?

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 10:36 AM (p302b)

Not that I can tell, but I mostly only pay attention to the hardcore regulars - not that I'm pointing any fingers.  And the supporting cast ain't bad, but I get the feeling they have no direction, so nobody's posting much.

Posted by: FUBAR at February 28, 2010 05:39 AM (1fanL)

28 Maybe ace heard an Episode VII rumor and is road-tripping to Lucas Castle.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 05:41 AM (D7/BU)

29 When my liberal democrat friend was looking to read about the hockey game, not on a sports blog, I gave him the link to the hockey thread with the proviso that he not post but just read and I warned him not to let his blood pressure go up too much.  I told him if he did post he would only get into an argument that he could not win.  anyway, he enjoyed the hockey threads and he came back to me and said "are yous sure you aren't the only real live person posting to that blog and it isn't one guy, like the wizard of oz, behind the curtain posting under all those different names?"  I loled and said to him, "yeah I'm sure".  But seriously, isn't lib/dem logic fascinating...lol

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:42 AM (p302b)

30 Maybe Ace is at the same sex rehabilitation institute that Tiger is at.  Coiincidence?

Posted by: conscious and waking up at February 28, 2010 05:43 AM (Vu6sl)

31 Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 28, 2010 10:37 AM (OkT2m)

Not really, I routinely explain things, however these Olympic Hockey games have gotten a little chaotic in the end and the rules are different so you end up explaining everything.

Like I was asked "how come they didn't play like that when they played the US team?"

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:45 AM (p302b)

32 OMG! They found Ace: http://tinypic.com/r/29z9edv/6

Posted by: conscious and glad they found Ace at February 28, 2010 05:47 AM (Vu6sl)

33 6 8.8 Earthquake in Chile and it's raining fish in Australia

http://tinyurl.com/yztzsno

The Apocalypse is coming!

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 10:20 AM (PWj+


SUMMON THE METEORS

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 28, 2010 05:47 AM (erIg9)

34 Wow, Mara just basically said that ole Desiree, as a social secretary, eclipsed the first lady and the salahi incident gave them an excuse to fire the chicago power house.  Interesting.  It took them three months though.  more fascinating.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:47 AM (p302b)

35 It'd be better if he'd say something.

I know. It's seriously worrying me now.

Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 05:48 AM (DbybK)

36 Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 10:48 AM (DbybK)

Ever since the blog post where he said he was going to defend himself against some chic I've been worried about him.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:49 AM (p302b)

37
Al Gore doubles down on stupid.  The Chicken hurt most.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 05:49 AM (v8RqR)

38 34, You fire somebody after waiting long enough for folks to forget why you are firing them.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 05:50 AM (D7/BU)

39 ace's most recent post was Friday afternoon. Bad flu, I suspect.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 05:53 AM (D7/BU)

40 37
Al Gore doubles down on stupid.  The Chicken hurt most.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 10:49 AM (v8RqR)

And Nancy Pelosi also doubles down on stupid:

A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: Pelosi is senile at February 28, 2010 05:53 AM (Vu6sl)

41 Dang, Dang. You linked to the NY Times! Arrrggh!

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 05:54 AM (D7/BU)

42 After watching Fernandez this morning I feel as though all the dems are willing to give up their seats in order to vote in the health care bill.  I also felt that someone they will manage to make the bill no repealable no matter what a future republican pres with a republican congress try to do.  Have heard too many commentators say they are pondering every word to make sure it stands the tests of litigation.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 05:55 AM (p302b)

43
I think Ace feels lousy because Hot Air, which sucks, got bought by Salem Comm.

Posted by: This is Carlton, the doorman at February 28, 2010 05:56 AM (C1g0E)

44 Ace will not be back, he is my new moron Tsar. OsamaHusseinIslamObama (the terrorist-Uighur-ACORN-media choice) -It's never too early to campaign-

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King OF The World!!) at February 28, 2010 06:01 AM (mLkb7)

45 44, True, Hot Air needs to stop being such a wimp festival.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 06:01 AM (D7/BU)

46
This place needs Change.


Posted by: This is Carlton, the doorman at February 28, 2010 06:03 AM (C1g0E)

47
You linked to the NY Times!

Arrrggh!

Anarchy is breaking out all over without the Ewok to yub-yub us into behaving.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 06:04 AM (v8RqR)

48 49, Barf wagon.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 06:07 AM (D7/BU)

49 I don't like Malkin's site.  I feel like when I read the comments that she has a bunch of yes men and women who are almost cult like in nature.  And I feel she always stops short of "going far enough" to make a point.  She almost seems to be following a "can I just skirt the edges of conservatism" formula.  But don't forget she has her hubby who built her little empire.  Haven't gone to hot air much, is it similar to her site?

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:07 AM (p302b)

50 I visit DU quite often just to see what the latest topic is that they're melting down about. I will say this: Those people are so extreme that there can never be compromise, or a so-called "meeting of the minds."  They have absolutely lost it.  I've read before were someone has proposed we divide up the United States into Conservatives and liberals, because it's the only way there will ever be peace.  I tend to agree with this. I'd like the liberals to live with the systems they believe in and watch them rot as a result. They believe they have the answers for all of us.  I say divide us up and let them have at it.   

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 06:07 AM (Vu6sl)

51 51  No kidding.  If I was posting that drivel, I'd be too chicken-shit to put a name to it too.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at February 28, 2010 06:08 AM (tafgh)

52
Some stupid c*nt for the Guardian UK is pushing for the 9/11 troofer running for Texas governor.  Hard to believe that commie rag is all for her candicacy, isn't it?  Seems like lefties rely on denial, projection, and outright fantasy to make it through their day.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 06:13 AM (v8RqR)

53 I thought the whole idea of the Left was collapse. You know, "bring it all down, man". So far, so good.

Posted by: rawmuse at February 28, 2010 06:13 AM (VvG7g)

54 I just read the comments in 49.  Please don't associate my comments in 53 to 49.  My comments aren't about race. My comments are strictly about an ideology gap that can't be bridged. I don't get into the ethnic issues. Thanks.

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 06:13 AM (Vu6sl)

55 I'm gonna go look for Ace.

Posted by: Milk Carton at February 28, 2010 06:15 AM (ucq49)

56
They will weasel their back into the Red State republic and infect its institutions

WATCH THIS, soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov from back in the Cold War.  What he has to say about infiltrating western society is chilling.  And it all came true.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 06:16 AM (v8RqR)

57 Once I thought I saw Ace wandering around in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, moaning and crying out as he plodded between the trees, but it turned to be just Bigfoot.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at February 28, 2010 06:16 AM (cxGtL)

58 Look, all these "conservatives" and you know who they are.  Are on Television and radio and writing books and essentially "miking the system".  Don't think Ace has it in him to do it that way.  In some instances it involves putting aside your core principles in order to make money.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:17 AM (p302b)

59 Fun news that will break on Monday...

Obama’s New Social Secretary Has Strong Ties to Norman Hsu and Was Obama 2008 Fundraising Chief

http://tiny.cc/JGJOm


Posted by: AHFF Geoff at February 28, 2010 06:17 AM (5r0Tz)

60 58, Right, I believe exiling Lefties to their own country will cure nearly all our ills, but this racist crap is, well, crap. Give them, the Leftoids, the former State of Maine and let them tax, regulate, and abort themselves into oblivion. Of course, I know this plan is nonsense, but History may just try it. History, like Irony, can do some wacky stuff.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 06:17 AM (D7/BU)

61 The republicans are losing sight of the essential question.  If the government, house and senate, have such good health insurance then why don't they just give that insurance to the American people who want it?  and call it a day.   Most Americans are thinking this.  It is wholly upsetting to realize that they want to control your health insurance by deciding what you can have yet they themselves along with the unions don't want any part of said health care bill.  As long as this is out there more and more Americans will say they don't want any tinkering with the health care system, period.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:20 AM (p302b)

62 Clean up on isle 49.

Posted by: PA at February 28, 2010 06:21 AM (8zsWd)

63
Clean up on isle 49.

Why, it's almost as if someone 'anonymously' posted some racist drivel so they can go back to their site and scream "RAAAAAAACISTS!!!!111!!"

Who would do such a thing?

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 06:23 AM (v8RqR)

64

Clean up on isle 49.

You rang?

Posted by: Mr. Clean at February 28, 2010 06:23 AM (yQWNf)

65 65, too.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 06:23 AM (D7/BU)

66 64 58,

Right, I believe exiling Lefties to their own country will cure nearly all our ills, but this racist crap is, well, crap.

Give them, the Leftoids, the former State of Maine and let them tax, regulate, and abort themselves into oblivion.

Of course, I know this plan is nonsense, but History may just try it. History, like Irony, can do some wacky stuff.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 11:17 AM (D7/BU)

Agreed. You said it much better than I did.  Thanks.

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 06:24 AM (Vu6sl)

67 Curious,
exactly.

When they started the comments quickly became a contest to see who could suck up the most. They had limited registration, and with each round they would ban the ones that did not agree, and then allow a new bunch until the culture of the site was all yes men. And then to top it off, AP, who can be really entertaining, is so think skinned that he would get into flame wars in the comments everytime someone disagreed.

for my money ($ 0.00) Ace and AoS is much better, and partly because of the morons. But we do need a king-moron once in a while.

Posted by: nine coconuts at February 28, 2010 06:24 AM (DHNp4)

68 s'that you, kilgore?

Posted by: rawmuse at February 28, 2010 06:24 AM (VvG7g)

69

Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views'

http://tiny.cc/uXIxV

Posted by: Sunday Funnies at February 28, 2010 06:26 AM (ucq49)

70

MOST men, at MOST times in history, yearn for TYRANNY

Absolute bullshit.

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 06:26 AM (Vu6sl)

71 it's raining fish in Australia

http://tinyurl.com/yztzsno

The Apocalypse is coming!

Posted by: Mike H at February 28, 2010 10:20 AM (PWj+

Eh.  Call me when it's raining men.

Posted by: Andi Sullivan at February 28, 2010 06:28 AM (YX6i/)

72

On Fox they are talking about the cost of hosting the Olympics and whether or not the hosts ever recoup the cost.

Hahahaha, either they have no researchers worth a shit or they just wish to hide it.  No, that is none, of the host countries have ever recouped the cost of the Olympics.  CA/LA claimed they did but a check shows that they lost millions.

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2010 06:28 AM (QrA9E)

73 Ace, I'm getting dusty.

Posted by: Banhammer at February 28, 2010 06:28 AM (8zsWd)

74 People do tend to be tribal, but racial and ethnic stress in this Nation is nurtured and spread by leftist ideology and plain old carnival hucksters. Who divides people by race and ethnicity? What ideology thrives on isolating people and setting them against each other? What ideology in the political and social arena promotes seeing yourself as an ethnic or racial creature rather than first as an American? What ideology, in contrast, says all folks are created equal and merely need to be set free to reach their full potential? This Nation does not have a demographic problem. It has a political problem.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 06:32 AM (D7/BU)

75 Tony, the Pimp Co guy on Maria Bartiromo's WSJR.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:32 AM (p302b)

76 This Nation does not have a demographic problem.

It has a political problem.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 11:32 AM (D7/BU)

Perfect!

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 06:35 AM (Vu6sl)

77 Peeeeenis.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 28, 2010 06:36 AM (QTBcz)

78 I have noticed that my lib/dem friends are almost belligerent.  More belligerent than they have ever been.  They are refusing to see things, obvious things.  It is starting to concern a lot of us.  These are accomplished intelligent people who, by now, should see that something isn't passing the smell test and who are instead attacking everyone around them with infective arguments for things that we don't need or want.  They are almost militant.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:36 AM (p302b)

79 If the consumer is 70% of our GDP then we are screwed.  Tony also said in china the consumer is only 40% of the GDP/

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:38 AM (p302b)

80 Laugh-In at Politico:

Edwards epilogue: Does the press really vet presidential candidates?

Comment count:  416 and climbing

Posted by: mrp at February 28, 2010 06:38 AM (HjPtV)

81
What time is the hockey match, eh?  I need to wrap up at the office beforehand, might was well watch it.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 06:39 AM (v8RqR)

82 3:15 ET Dang.

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2010 06:41 AM (VuLos)

83 They are almost militant.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 11:36 AM (p302b)

Your statement is confirmed by some of the posts at DU, KOS and Huff. They not only have a festering hate for the right, but they're now fighting between each other about what Obama is and isn't doing.  But you're right, they are borderline militant and at the tipping point.

Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 06:41 AM (Vu6sl)

84
3:15 ET Dang.

Damn I better get to work.

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 06:42 AM (v8RqR)

85

Who divides people by race and ethnicity?

The entire leftist regime has been playing identity politics since the 60s and I don't even include the professional race baiters in that.

Even the school systems have elliminated the old "melting pot meme" and replaced it with the phony "salad bowl" meme. They now encourage people to be hyphonated Americans instead of just Americans.

I think the U.S. beocme more balkanized every year and sooner or later the true balkinization will occur.

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2010 06:42 AM (QrA9E)

86 Some stupid c*nt for the Guardian UK is pushing for the 9/11 troofer running for Texas governor.  Hard to believe that commie rag is all for her candicacy, isn't it?

I e-mailed them and pointed out that minor omission. Since I also mentioned that it's what did in Van Jones, they might take note.

Posted by: arhooley at February 28, 2010 06:42 AM (f2/O7)

87 Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 11:41 AM (Vu6sl)

I made the post cause I an genuinely worried about my friends.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:43 AM (p302b)

88 USA vs canada at 3:15. USA awarded gold medals a few hours later.

Posted by: William Teach at February 28, 2010 06:44 AM (7yTel)

89 the "housing guru" is on WSJR.  I can't believe he said that San Fransisco was up 15% and "that's almost a boom".

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 06:44 AM (p302b)

90 I've met several men who yearn for trannies

Posted by: evil midnight bomber what bombs at midnight at February 28, 2010 06:47 AM (hCQG5)

91

As for the MM site and the commentors;

I read the articles because MM writes good articles. No she doesn't blast the libtards like AC, but she does try for a more low key approach without backing down.

As for the commenters I never read them. The style of comments for MM has evolved from the early days when she had open comments like AOS. Pretty much all of the comments initially started like AOS but then the trolls showed up.

They psewed hateful filth at MM like you would just not believe.  Finally because the site was becoming so filthy it was driving away people who don't like pure filth she had to throw the hammer down.

She banned the spewing trolls and establish strict guidelines.  Perhaps she went too far and that caused the homogenization, but I do not blame her at all.

After all, she could have done just like AC and had no comments at all.

Posted by: Vic at February 28, 2010 06:48 AM (QrA9E)

92 The author of @49 and its execrable progeny is a racist idiot.  People who hate on even legal incoming migrants just because they happen to come from particular countries are also idiots.

However, it isn't exactly true that America doesn't have a demographic problem, as eman suggests above.  Much like Western Europe, the U.S. is sinking under the sustainability limit in terms of population replacement, the natural consequence being that financial obligations being accrued in favor of the retired will at some point be unpayable by the remaining highly educated, high-skill (and therefore highly paid and taxable) work force absent an influx of aliens and/or a radical reduction in benefits.  And the situation is actually worse than it appears on paper, because the numbers are favorably skewed by the high birth rates of aliens already here.

Like most conservatives, I believe in an American exceptionalism born from a combination of the Christian faith and rugged individualism.  But it is those very traits that are imperiled by the decline in our indigenous birth rate and the increase in alien migration.  I don't think we have to go all Pat Buchanan or Michael Savage about the situation, but it is worth thinking about over the long haul.  Mark Steyn has just written an excellent article concerning Greece that bears on this subject if anyone's interested.

Posted by: An Inconvenient Development at February 28, 2010 06:48 AM (+H6oP)

93 93 Posted by: conscious and stating the obvious: liberals are Fn crazy at February 28, 2010 11:41 AM (Vu6sl)

I made the post cause I an genuinely worried about my friends.

Posted by: curious at February 28, 2010 11:43 AM (p302b)

Curious, I totally agree with the fact that you're concerned about your friends. When I read some of the posts over at those websites it's just shocking that people can be so extreme and closed-minded. 

Posted by: conscious and waiting for the hockey game at February 28, 2010 06:51 AM (Vu6sl)

94

The more you learn about demographics [and welfare-state fiscal policy], the more you realize that the Red State / Blue State divide will necessarily result in either a [successful] secessionist movement [which succeeds in establishing a new republic], or else the collapse & implosion of what we had known as the United States of America.

 

Posted by: at February 28, 2010 11:03 AM (kyg+f)

 

Bullshit.

As I recall, you also stated here a few days ago that Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is so despised by the people in Kentucky that he will be handily defeated by a challenger for his seat, Paul Rand.

The trouble with that ditzy assertion is that Rand will be running to take the seat of Kentucky's Senator Bunning, [not] McConnell's seat in the Senate. (Never mind that McConnell is one of this country's finest gentleman, who is so beloved by his constituents that he wins by a huge majority every time that he is reelected.)

Now, I'm not saying that you don't have any credibility, 'cause I wouldn't want to slander you in the eyes of these learned people here, and 'cause I wouldn't want to hurt your feelings. But .................... 

Posted by: Redneck at February 28, 2010 06:54 AM (ITzbJ)

95 An Inconvenient Development, Your points are well taken. However, I think the political problem is paramount. Even if no outsiders entered the USA, the children still need to see themselves as Americans first and something else second or third.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 06:57 AM (D7/BU)

96 101 An Inconvenient Development,

Your points are well taken.

However, I think the political problem is paramount. Even if no outsiders entered the USA, the children still need to see themselves as Americans first and something else second or third.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 11:57 AM (D7/BU)

Yes, as you pointed out, the hyphenation crap needs to stop.

Posted by: conscious and waiting for the hockey game at February 28, 2010 07:00 AM (Vu6sl)

97 94 USA vs canada at 3:15. USA awarded gold silver medals a few hours later.

Posted by: William Teach at February 28, 2010 11:44 AM (7yTel)

FIFY

Posted by: Shannow at February 28, 2010 07:00 AM (LJcef)

98 hildren still need to see themselves as Americans first and something else second or third.

I couldn't agree more.  I also agree with your basic point that political manipulation is badly exacerbating the demographic problem.

Posted by: An Inconvenient Development at February 28, 2010 07:00 AM (+H6oP)

99 103 94 USA vs canada at 3:15. USA awarded gold silver medals a few hours later.

Posted by: William Teach at February 28, 2010 11:44 AM (7yTel)

FIFY

Posted by: Shannow at February 28, 2010 12:00 PM (LJcef)

As they say, "Not so fast my friend!" When the game ends, the crying and screams of despair from north of the border will be heard all the way to the gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: conscious and waiting for the hockey game at February 28, 2010 07:03 AM (Vu6sl)

100 Ace was in on that Hamas wack in Dubai. He's on the down-low in Teheran.

Posted by: Mr. Mossad at February 28, 2010 07:04 AM (qO6T2)

101 Maybe if the media and all of academia would not make careers out the concept that There Is a Free Lunch, things would be different.

Posted by: rawmuse at February 28, 2010 07:05 AM (VvG7g)

102

As they say, "Not so fast my friend!" When the game ends, the crying and screams of despair from north of the border will be heard all the way to the gulf of Mexico.

Posted by: conscious and waiting for the hockey game at February 28, 2010 12:03 PM (Vu6sl)


We'll still drink our beer and smoke our cigars....

Posted by: Shannow at February 28, 2010 07:06 AM (LJcef)

103 106 Ace was in on that Hamas wack in Dubai. He's on the down-low in Teheran.

Posted by: Mr. Mossad at February 28, 2010 12:04 PM (qO6T2)

His new assignment is to plant an explosive device on the entire uranium stockpile that Iran has moved from an underground facility to an above ground storage area.  Iran is just daring the West to try and take it out.

Posted by: conscious and waiting for the hockey game at February 28, 2010 07:07 AM (Vu6sl)

104 You can find Ace's grave site marked well in a cemetery on the East Coast.  Video of the funeral will be uploaded to Youtube in the coming days as proof of this fact.

Posted by: Training Program Director from Le Femme Nikita (not that poser film Point of No Return) at February 28, 2010 07:08 AM (YX6i/)

105 109, Maybe the West should leave the nuclear stuff alone and just bring some shock and awe to the Mullah mansions.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 07:11 AM (D7/BU)

106 Let's see if I can get this picture embedded, Shannon

<img src="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/wteach/signs/Opus.jpg">

Posted by: William Teach at February 28, 2010 07:12 AM (7yTel)

107

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 28, 2010 Release of the President's Medical Exam

The following is a report from the President’s routine physical examination performed this morning at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

The physical examination was performed by Dr. Jeff Kuhlman, a Navy captain and Physician to the President, Chief White House Physician and Director of the White House Medical Unit. Other specialists assisted in their areas of expertise. Some preliminary testing took place prior to today.

Dr. Kulhman recommends his next physical take place when he turns 50 in August 2011.

At no time was it necessary to temporarily transfer Presidential authority under Section 3 of the 25th Amendment

NOTE: The Doctor who performed the physical examination did indicate that Obama had an extremely over-sized anus, but didn't offer any explanation as to why. 

Posted by: conscious and keeping up on the news at February 28, 2010 07:12 AM (Vu6sl)

108 Guess not. At the link, though

Posted by: William Teach at February 28, 2010 07:13 AM (7yTel)

109

We'll still drink our beer and smoke our cigars....

Posted by: Shannow at February 28, 2010 12:06 PM (LJcef)


should cover the taste and the sting of the silver nicely.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Meteors, and buckets of scorn for the left at February 28, 2010 07:24 AM (erIg9)

110 I just deleted every nameless comment because it is impossible to edit nameless comments in Ace's system.

Sorry about the numbers getting screwed up now.

Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 07:26 AM (DbybK)

111 Speaking of trolls, (click on URL)

Posted by: Cincinnatus at February 28, 2010 07:29 AM (euuyg)

112
Can I have his computer?

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 10:20 AM (D7/BU)


Ace blogs from the local library.

Posted by: ReformedAndDangerous at February 28, 2010 07:36 AM (QtA9B)

113
"Steve Jobs owns a PC!"  lulz

Posted by: Dang Straights at February 28, 2010 07:37 AM (x+UjL)

114
I found Ace. He's just out trying to earn some cash so he can buy another server

Posted by: Beto at February 28, 2010 07:41 AM (H+LJc)

115 How can you get permission from a dead guy Ewok?

Not dead, just resting.  Can't you see he's pining for the fjords?

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 28, 2010 07:50 AM (n4CPD)

116 ace is on tour with Palin. He's her hobo hunting tutor.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2010 07:56 AM (D7/BU)

117

Uh oh, cheese it. Ace just posted...

Posted by: HH at February 28, 2010 07:59 AM (GkYyh)

118

"And the fabulous prize? Naturally, it’s a double helping of Aunty’s spotted dick!"

Can you dip it in pudding?

Wait.

It is a pudding.

Oh, I'm so confused.

Posted by: Lazarus Long at February 28, 2010 08:00 AM (RbtXl)

119 Fresh off the Hoboken Police Blotter: Assault with Laptop and Bag of Shit http://tinyurl.com/ydoq6x7 I want to see what Epic Beard Guy has to say about this.

Posted by: Johnny I at February 28, 2010 08:02 AM (9RRbi)

120 111 I just deleted every nameless comment because it is impossible to edit nameless comments in Ace's system.

Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 12:26 PM (DbybK)     Now that was an odd course of action. Since when did this website's monitors begin to censure and censor one of their own?

Posted by: Redneck at February 28, 2010 08:05 AM (ITzbJ)

121

Leonard Pitts presents a hyperspace tilt-a-whirl journey through his mind that, be warned, can give you whiplash!

He begins by observing that Keith Olbermann is wrong to say that the Tea Party is primarily driven by racism, on the way tricking us into thinking we may be reading something rational... If (Condolezza) Rice, Republican stalwart, conservative icon, and black woman were chief executive, would the first pot of tea ever have been brewed?  One suspects the average tea party participant would tell you emphatically, "no,''...

But then Leonard regains his customary imbalance by ignoring that silly "average" thingy, and refocusing on the more fruitful fringe...  Yes, race is obviously a component, and a major component at that, of the reaction against the president. The recurring use of racist imagery and language, the attendance at tea party events of a racist group like the so-called Council of Conservative Citizens, settles that definitively.

Quick, Leonard, what church did Obama attend for 20 years? Oh, nevermind.

And wrapping up, Pittsy opens up his big heart to we less enlightened... One hopes they will find answers that satisfy them (about what has happened to their country) because the change they fear will not be turned back. No one ever volunteers to return to the rear of the bus.

Recapping: a) The majority of "you people" are not racists.  b) But some of you might be. c) So overall, your greatest fear is the equality of black people.

Well played, sir!  Leonard, I'm thinking you could sell the logical flow of this piece to ACME Pretzel Inc. for big bucks!

Posted by: sherlock at February 28, 2010 08:16 AM (ktKOD)

122

The author of @49 and its execrable progeny is a racist idiot.

And yet you turn right around and make PRECISELY the same point:

However, it isn't exactly true that America doesn't have a demographic problem, as eman suggests above. Much like Western Europe, the U.S. is sinking under the sustainability limit in terms of population replacement, the natural consequence being that financial obligations being accrued in favor of the retired will at some point be unpayable by the remaining highly educated, high-skill (and therefore highly paid and taxable) work force absent an influx of aliens and/or a radical reduction in benefits. And the situation is actually worse than it appears on paper, because the numbers are favorably skewed by the high birth rates of aliens already here.

Like most conservatives, I believe in an American exceptionalism born from a combination of the Christian faith and rugged individualism. But it is those very traits that are imperiled by the decline in our indigenous birth rate and the increase in alien migration. I don't think we have to go all Pat Buchanan or Michael Savage about the situation, but it is worth thinking about over the long haul. Mark Steyn has just written an excellent article concerning Greece that bears on this subject if anyone's interested.

I don't know whether that's hypocrisy or cowardice or dimwittedness or what, but it's certainly internally inconsistent.

Either low-IQ ["low-skill"] Mexican Indian illegal aliens pose a terrible demographic dilemma for this nation, or they don't.

You can't have it both ways [unless you're a hypocrite, a coward, dimwitted, or all of the above].

 

Posted by: at February 28, 2010 08:33 AM (kyg+f)

123 Has Ace been found yet?

Posted by: just got here at February 28, 2010 10:07 AM (ucq49)

124

This thread seems pretty dead by now but here ya go.

Valerie Harper tries to get people to remember who she is by trashing Palin on the Joy Behar show:

http://tinyurl.com/yj97o3e

 

Posted by: katya at February 28, 2010 10:38 AM (Z4guS)

125 Hey, remember that retarded woman who was tortured for days before being killed and dumped in a parking lot last month? Here's another story which is even more depressing and disgusting:

http://tinyurl.com/y8gkv8p

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Posted by: Chris R at February 28, 2010 10:59 AM (AO4qz)

126 Posted by: at February 28, 2010 01:33 PM (kyg+f)

Please.  Our posts may have been related to the same subject, but our comments were obviously very different in nature.

What I wrote was a frank but clinically dispassionate and racially neutral comment regarding the effects of birth rates on demographics.  The poster to whom I referred and I enjoyed a pleasant exchange and went our ways.

What you wrote was ridiculous, over-the-top hyperbole that appeared to show you hold highly racist views.  Pretty much every poster here took it that way, and the moderator went back behind you and erased your comments.

Might I suggest a little honest self-reflection before you post again?  If you are not in fact a racist then I'm sure you'll have no difficulty avoiding this problem in the future.  If you are, please take your act somewhere else, as that's not what we're about here.

Posted by: An Inconvenient Development at February 28, 2010 11:37 AM (+H6oP)

127

And yet you hold exactly the same views.

The difference between us is that I am not a hypocrit, nor a coward, nor a dimwit.

 

Posted by: at February 28, 2010 03:21 PM (kyg+f)

128 And yet you hold exactly the same views.

No, I hold the view that we should moderate our national policies to account for the effect of birth rates on demographics.

You, on the other hand, are a racist parasite who masks his abhorrent world view in the nomenclature of conservatism, much like the antisocial anarchist douchebags who append themselves to the moderate left.  In other words, you are a "hypocritical, cowardly, dimwit," so lacking in either self-awareness or intellectual honesty that you are rejected by all sides, including the hosts to which you hope to affix yourself.

Now begone, racist, I will waste no more time on you - we have no use for your kind here.

Posted by: An Inconvenient Development at February 28, 2010 03:33 PM (+H6oP)

129 I was gone the rest of the day and missed this- Well said and done, Inconvenient Development. And thank you.

Posted by: lauraw at February 28, 2010 03:59 PM (DbybK)

130 My best friend's 12-year-old daughter was asking him about "spotted dick," which she thought was a hilarious name for a dish.

"If you ever meet a guy with a spotted dick," he told her, "run in the opposite direction. As fast as you can."

I'll be around to remind her about that after she actually starts noticing guys.

Posted by: Little Miss Attila at February 28, 2010 07:41 PM (saBHO)

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