August 30, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (8-30-2012)
— Maetenloch

The 2012 Election in a Nutshell

As explained by Paul Ryan:

"So here's the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?"

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The GOP: Forever Lurching Right?

At least according to the NYT which declares the 2012 Republican platform to be the most extreme ever especially compared to the 1980 platform. But of course if you actually read them, there's almost no difference on the issues.

While the 1980 platform may have been different from the 2012 platform in tone and detail, that may have had more to do with the format of platforms at the time, which has evolved since. Over the years, the GOP platform has been quite consistent on the issues, particularly abortion. Obviously there will be minor differences from year to year, but there's little evidence for the notion that the Republican platform has lurched far to the right over the last 32 years. The only way to argue otherwise is to cherry-pick quotes and ignore context, as the Times did in its article.

Prepare to Enjoy Your 2025 Chevy Hybrid Biodiesel Volt

Because with CAFE standards rising beyond 54 MPG it's hard to see how gasoline-only cars will survive.

The Obama administration announced strict new vehicle fuel-efficiency standards Tuesday, requiring that the U.S. auto fleet average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, an uncontroversial move that, unlike other administration energy policies, was endorsed by industry and environmentalists alike.

The new rules, announced by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson, expand on existing standards requiring American-made cars and light trucks to average 34.5 mpg by 2016. They will significantly cut U.S. oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the time they are fully implemented, according to the EPA.

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Labor Day: How to Drink Like a Communist

Apparently the creation of Marxism involved a whole lot of drinking:

On precisely this date in 1844, the authors of The Communist Manifesto went on a bender in France. It was epic, and it was epochal, and it is hard to think of a drinking session more significant to the formation of the modern world.

Both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were in their 20s at the time, and neither was a drinking novice. ..Engels, meanwhile, had been educating his palate, preparing to become first great champagne socialist. One month-long vacation in the French countryside found young Engels "more or less squiffy all the time,"

...Late that summer, Engels passed through Paris and arranged a get together with Marx, who had recently hatched his theory of alienated labor-of the worker as the "plaything of alien forces." On Aug.28, 1844, they got faded at Café de la Régence and kept going for "10 beer-soaked days," as one historian puts it-two dudes joined in a buzzing discussion where they broke it all down, as dudes will. This was bitching about work on the highest level, Marx and Engels in Paris and going gorillas.

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On Prince Harry and his Dog Nature

Well fame, money, looks and too much free time are the devil's premier R&D laboratory.

Frankly, this is how I think of Prince Harry:  He's an Australian sheep dog, and perhaps with the same level of narrow intelligence:

Australian sheep dogs are wonderful animals, provided that you keep them busy doing the task for which they are born.  If you do not keep an Australian sheep dog busy, it becomes destructive, both to itself and to its environment.  It will chew up a house, break its teeth on the cages meant to control it, worry its skin to death (truly), etc.  Give the dog a job, though, and it just chugs along cheerily.

Prince Harry is exactly the same.  He loves the military and, from everything I've heard, when he's on duty, he's good at his job.  Keep him busy, and he's happy and productive.  Once the down time starts, though, Katy bar the door.  That's a boy who's going to get himself in trouble - especially because trouble, in the form of wine, women, and song, finds him so easily.

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If Your Boyfriend Loves You, He'll Mail Himself to You

And if your boyfriend is smart, he will punch some air holes in the box. Note that not all boyfriends are smart.

Chinese dude and definite Stevie Wonder fan Hu Seng wanted to show his girlfriend how much he loved her, so he mailed himself to her. The only problem? Hu Seng's "package" got lost by the courier service he hired to deliver him, and he ended up spending way too long in his self-addressed cardboard box. When his girlfriend finally received the package, Hu Seng had passed out from lack of oxygen.

Seng spent three hours in the box. "I didn't realize it would take so long," he told the local news. "I tried to make a hole in the cardboard but it was too thick and I didn't want to spoil the surprise by shouting." Now that's boyfriendly dedication.

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1 Clint agrees with me on lawyers!

Posted by: AmishDude at August 30, 2012 05:12 PM (xSegX)

2 "So here's the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?" Or as Albert Einstein said, "Insanity is voting for Obama again and expecting different results."

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at August 30, 2012 05:14 PM (PQt9W)

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

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2012 05:15 PM (6o4Fb)

4 This is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen!

Posted by: South Park person at August 30, 2012 05:17 PM (8HhF2)

5 Well that was mortifying. Rubio better make everyone forget the last ten minutes of "mystery speaker". Heads should roll for this.

Posted by: Harp at August 30, 2012 05:17 PM (h9ygK)

6 Rubio is pretty good speaker

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2012 05:17 PM (05RcU)

7 That "we own this country" bit was quite dogwhistley wasn't it

Posted by: Chris Matthews at August 30, 2012 05:18 PM (8HhF2)

8 Tonight's post brought to you by the Republican National Convention, 1968 The GOP convention needed more go-go dancers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 05:18 PM (sZTYJ)

9 Zero is Nixon-a-Go-Go!

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 05:20 PM (ruiF1)

10 There's an old Velvet Underground song about a guy mailing himself to a girl. It didn't end well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI-YiaWDgB4

Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2012 05:20 PM (sdi6R)

11 Zero is Nixon-a-Go-Go! Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 10:20 PM (ruiF1) Sock it to me? Also, checkers could have used a bit more dry rub...

Posted by: Richard Nixon at August 30, 2012 05:22 PM (sZTYJ)

12 Marco Rubio's hair looks quite Hitlerian doesn't it.

Posted by: MSDNC at August 30, 2012 05:22 PM (8HhF2)

13 Zero is Nixon-a-Go-Go! Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 10:20 PM (ruiF1) Checkers could have used a bit more dry rub...

Posted by: Barack "Tricky Husseiny" Obama at August 30, 2012 05:22 PM (sZTYJ)

14 "God-given rights" THEOCRATIC HOMOPHOBIC DOG WHISTLLLLLLLE

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at August 30, 2012 05:23 PM (8HhF2)

15 That 1968 convention photo makes me sad that those days are gone. Most of the poor bastards at todays convention will most likely end the night by popping a Viagra and beating off in front of their laptops, alone in their hotel rooms. No swinging underage runaway go go dancers for you, modern man.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 30, 2012 05:23 PM (N/1Dm)

16 Yeah I was reading somewhere that Prince Harry is consciously or subconsciously through his actions begging to go back to Afghanistan.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at August 30, 2012 05:23 PM (NzBQO)

17 The question answers itself. That is why we needed someone other than Romney, a slightly faded carbon copy of Obama as our nominee. Since we do not got a change in administration no matter what the outcome of this election, there you go.

Posted by: astonerii at August 30, 2012 05:23 PM (ZbNF2)

18 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 05:23 PM (JMmQ9)

19 Prepare to Enjoy Your 2025 Chevy Hybrid Biodiesel Volt

Because with CAFE standards rising beyond 54 MPG it's hard to see how gasoline-only cars will survive.


Here's a look at the type of cars your kids will be saving up and put on a waiting list to drive, just like those lucky Russians who waited years to buy a Lada;

http://tinyurl.com/8n6gp56

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 05:23 PM (wwsoB)

20 I am probably happier than I should be that college football has started again.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 - Feel the burn! at August 30, 2012 05:27 PM (Gk3SS)

21 "No swinging underage runaway go go dancers for you, modern man."

Hello, judgment-free hookups!

...the more things change, the whores stay the same.

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 05:27 PM (ruiF1)

22 According to Clay Aiken, the GOP convention is the only thing almost as white as his concert audiences;

Playing drinking game with my brother now. We drink every time we see a black person on screen at the RNC convention. #soberasamormon
Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) August 29, 2012




Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 05:27 PM (wwsoB)

23 Invisible Obama now has a twitter feed: https://twitter.com/InvisibleObama

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 05:27 PM (sZTYJ)

24 Is that a young Newt Gingrich behind the dancer on the left? You know if they had this in today's convention the liberals would be crying about the war on women and how we are using them as dance slaves.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at August 30, 2012 05:28 PM (NzBQO)

25 Do Rubio's ears seem too big for his head?

Posted by: Ombudsman at August 30, 2012 05:30 PM (zXLtf)

26 He's on in the next room. I take it he's not lighting it up.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 05:32 PM (1Y+hH)

27 Speaking of South Park, wonder if they will mail Ton Cruise while he is still stuck in the closet?

2,800 words so far today.  Still going.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 05:32 PM (X/+PP)

28 Heh ... if a Republican had sent this out, Chris "Atticus" Matthews would crash the convention and demand they shut down;

Democrat sends out a mailer saying crime has gone up “over 50% in our negrohood so far this year.”

http://tinyurl.com/9jvyvff

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 05:32 PM (wwsoB)

29 Fox Business mentioned that Clint Eastwood's teleprompter was stuck on his introduction the entire speech. So he basically winged it.

Posted by: realityman at August 30, 2012 05:35 PM (L2x1w)

30 kbdabear, well EC and I were talking the Trabant earlier.  That might or might not meet the new CAFE standards.  But it would fit in with Marx/Engels/Obama's love of communism.

Give me one of those spiffy three wheeled Messerschmitts if I can't have a Schwimmwagen.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 05:35 PM (X/+PP)

31 This isn't the devil we were promised!

"don't touch me!" HAHAHHA!

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 05:35 PM (ruiF1)

32 Well, looks like their taking Ace's advice to screw up. That was a painful, awkward entrance. It made Mitt look thin and old.

Posted by: Harp at August 30, 2012 05:36 PM (h9ygK)

33 and how we are using them as dance slaves.


Dance slaves you say?   brb borrowing the time machine that ace totally doesn't have

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 - Feel the burn! at August 30, 2012 05:37 PM (Gk3SS)

34 red tie that's a good sign how tall is Mitt, anyway? the low angle on the C-Span camera made him look like he was 9 feet tall

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 05:37 PM (JMmQ9)

35 I hope Mitt doesn't fuck this moment up. He seems so plastic.... I can't get over it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 30, 2012 05:37 PM (jucos)

36 30 kbdabear, well EC and I were talking the Trabant earlier. That might or might not meet the new CAFE standards. But it would fit in with Marx/Engels/Obama's love of communism.

Give me one of those spiffy three wheeled Messerschmitts if I can't have a Schwimmwagen.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 10:35 PM

The Trabant might meet CAFE standards since usually only one of the four nominal cylinders was actually firing. Smog standards are another issue though, since they smoked badly when Ivan drove it home the first time.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 05:40 PM (wwsoB)

37 I get the distinct impression that Mrs Ryan can kick some serious ass.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 05:41 PM (1Y+hH)

38 Some of you twats would find fault with a cure for cancer.

Posted by: SurferDoc at August 30, 2012 05:41 PM (6H6FZ)

39 [concerning [s]Watson's Harry's therapist's belief that Watson's HRH's hand tremor is PTSD] Fire her. She's got it the wrong way around. You're under stress right now and your hand is perfectly steady. You're not haunted by the war, Dr Watson Your Highness. You miss it.

Posted by: mycroft holmes talking to prince harry at August 30, 2012 05:42 PM (vDl/w)

40 #38, I think we found one of Sandra Fluke's former male appendages.

Mitt has been accused of causing cancer, not curing it.  By the Democrats.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 05:42 PM (X/+PP)

41 day walkers could eff up a wet dream

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 05:42 PM (ruiF1)

42

Fuck it then. I'll buy a horse and a saddle.

 

Horses are cheap, tho. Saddles aren't.

Posted by: ErikW at August 30, 2012 05:43 PM (/drVJ)

43 kbdabear, the Time Magazine description of a Trabant mentioned it smoked like an Iraqi oil fire.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 05:43 PM (X/+PP)

44 I have been waiting since 2007 for this!

Posted by: concrete girl at August 30, 2012 05:43 PM (y2Ojs)

45 Some of you twats would find fault with a cure for cancer.
Yeah. Like my elbows are too pointy.

Posted by: cheerleader with big jugs at August 30, 2012 05:44 PM (vDl/w)

46

"According to Clay Aiken, the GOP convention is the only thing almost as white as his concert audiences;"

 

Been getting this all week from moonbats.  Idiot brotherinlaw on facebook just posted "I think I saw a black person in the audiance" during Rubio speech. 

I keep telling myself : MUST NOT ENGAGE, MUST NOT ENGAGE but it's getting really hard!

 

Posted by: Uncle Joey B at August 30, 2012 05:45 PM (mg8ch)

47 Horses are cheap, tho. Saddles aren't. Posted by: ErikW at August 30, 2012 10:43 PM (/drVJ) -------------------------------------------------------- A horse is like a boat. The two happiest days in a horse owners life are the day they buy the horse and the day they sell it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 30, 2012 05:45 PM (jucos)

48 Ok, you might be able to say some unkind things about Mitt, but DAMN look at that hair!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 30, 2012 05:45 PM (TsT0Y)

49 He's a MORMON? WTF?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 30, 2012 05:47 PM (jucos)

50 I thought the greatest gift of all was a Red Rider BB gun.  No?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 30, 2012 05:48 PM (TsT0Y)

51 I thought the greatest gift of all was a Red Rider BB gun. No?

NO!  You'll put your eye out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 30, 2012 05:49 PM (xKC/c)

52 With a taller 5th gear, my old Jetta TDI could easily bust 54mpg, it just wouldn't have any oomph on hills.  With stock gearing 50mpg is not too hard to get.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 30, 2012 05:49 PM (Pbwe7)

53 I thought the greatest gift of all was a Red Rider BB gun. No? Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 30, 2012 10:48 PM (TsT0Y) ------------------------------------------------ I thought it was a Radio Flyer Red Wagon.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 30, 2012 05:49 PM (jucos)

54 Ok...enough tugging at heartstrings....it's time to rip Obama's jugular out, and floss his teeth with it.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 30, 2012 05:49 PM (L7hol)

55 War on women his rear!

Posted by: ArmyWife at August 30, 2012 05:50 PM (48HuB)

56 pfffft politics check out the tiny bikini in the nic (I have no idea who Jennifer Nicole Lee is, aparently she is from the UK)

Posted by: Jake in ID at August 30, 2012 05:50 PM (2CiZb)

57 Umm, okay Mitt we get it you like broads. Now FINISH HIM!

Posted by: Golan Globus at August 30, 2012 05:50 PM (/1U3u)

58 Is he really this clean? Because, I mean, it's nice and all, but it's a little unbelievable. I'd like to thinki that he swears like a sailor in his head.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 30, 2012 05:51 PM (N/1Dm)

59 The Prince Harry scandal:


For the first time ever a soldier on leave gets drunk and stupid and fucks around.

The real scandal is whoever took that picture pretending to be a friend, leaking it to the gutter media.

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 30, 2012 05:51 PM (FEzSe)

60 Is crying allowed? He is really close to crying.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at August 30, 2012 05:51 PM (jucos)

61 in re: CAFE standards http://supplysidepolitics.blogspot.com/2009/04/death-by-cafe-standard.html I really hate quoting myself, but.... "Inceasing the C.A.F.E. standards has two immediate impacts: first, more people will die in car crashes. The quickest, cheapest way to improve fuel economy is to reduce vehicle weight; the lighter the vehicle, the less likely it (and it's occupants) survives the crash. Period. Full Stop. Second, higher C.A.F.E. standards point to "downsizing" for the automakers and their suppliers. Guess where my personal interest lies....."

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 05:53 PM (JMmQ9)

62 If Romney cries, it'll just prove that Crying Freeman is a Mormon...

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 05:54 PM (sZTYJ)

63 Capitalism wasn't build by wild-ass theories by drunken 19th century euro-hipsters. It was built in the real world.

Posted by: nickless at August 30, 2012 05:54 PM (MMC8r)

64 He is very emotional. And, not related, but you aren't going to get much red meat tonight. He let the others do that. His plan is the high road tonight, I'm guessing. Oh, there will be some jabs, but with Marquis of Queensbury rules.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 05:54 PM (1Y+hH)

65 Mitt?

It's time to put on the vampire teeth, and start feasting on your foe.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 30, 2012 05:55 PM (L7hol)

66 Now FINISH HIM!
___
That's how I always ended the night.

Posted by: Kal Penn at August 30, 2012 05:55 PM (AUeaU)

67 Man, I wish this convention had go-go dancers on the tables.

Posted by: Steff McKee at August 30, 2012 05:55 PM (Gszws)

68 I know that Prince Harry birtherism is an old story, but look at this pic and tell me you aren't suspicious:


http://tinyurl.com/9xj7efp


The readheaded guy is James Hewitt, longtime lover of Princess Diana.

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 30, 2012 05:57 PM (FEzSe)

69 There ya go Mitt. His blood tastes sweet! Spill more.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 30, 2012 05:58 PM (L7hol)

70 Yes.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 05:58 PM (1Y+hH)

71 Attacking success equals economic failure! Ha!

Posted by: ArmyWife at August 30, 2012 05:58 PM (48HuB)

72
# 68

Teeth don't line up properly. Other than that...uh.  What?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 30, 2012 05:59 PM (L7hol)

73 The GOP: Forever Lurching Right?
***
By any objective standard the GOP has moved left, just like the Democrat Party.

Obama is racking up $1.5T deficits, but Bush and co were in the 250-450B range - which is still obscene.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 30, 2012 05:59 PM (AUeaU)

74 So, I hear an old man told more jokes about Obama tonight than this country's entire crew of professional comedians could come up with in four years.

Posted by: t-bird at August 30, 2012 06:00 PM (FcR7P)

75 Uncle Joey B: there's a story embedded in my sock that shows what Obama's Chicago reelection staff looks like. Send it to your FB relatives.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 30, 2012 06:00 PM (vDl/w)

76 Well, the election is officially over.  Obama's dead.

Posted by: Truman North at August 30, 2012 06:00 PM (I2LwF)

77

Is crying allowed? He is really close to crying.

No.

Posted by: Jimmy Dugan at August 30, 2012 06:01 PM (3SvjA)

78 this is actually a pretty good speech zing! He just got in a "are you better off today than you were four years ago" reference

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:01 PM (JMmQ9)

79 Carbon fiber and aluminum components could greatly reduce the weight of a car without downsizing it, but carbon fiber is three times the cost of steel. Hard to get folks to lay out 75 grand for a Ford Fusion I would imagine

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 06:02 PM (wwsoB)

80 Hey let's keep adding ethanol into gas AND jack up the MPG requirements. Morons.

Posted by: CDR M at August 30, 2012 06:02 PM (dKV5k)

81 Teeth don't line up properly. Other than that...uh. What?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 30, 2012 10:59 PM (L7hol)



You're kidding right?  You think Harry looks anything at all like his supposed father?


Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 30, 2012 06:03 PM (FEzSe)

82 Pretty good speech.

Posted by: Palerider at August 30, 2012 06:04 PM (FYUWS)

83 "Since the Great Depression" At some point the GOP is going to have to start framing that era in a way that is critical of the New Deal.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 30, 2012 06:04 PM (N/1Dm)

84 @68.  No kidding.  Anyone who thinks Chuckles fathered Harry is insane.

Posted by: MAJHAM at August 30, 2012 06:04 PM (QZzIh)

85 Did he just tell the EPA to pound sand?

Posted by: ArmyWife at August 30, 2012 06:04 PM (48HuB)

86

Mitt isn't plastic, he's a just paragon of squareness.

 

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 06:05 PM (1Y+hH)

87 Much prefer if he vows to kill the EPA.  Along with the boutique brands of gasoline and ethanol frenzy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:06 PM (X/+PP)

88 Uhhhh, I don't what weapon Prince Harry is sitting at, but I DO know he is in the wrong stance for firing a weapon from a tripod.   Just saying.

Posted by: Douglas at August 30, 2012 06:07 PM (YKOnu)

89 So, if Charles and William were to snuff it, does the Royal Family have any contingency plans for Harry?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:08 PM (sZTYJ)

90

Great line from Mitt  re: healing the planet vs I promise to help your family.

I've loved the look on Mitt's face after the 'rising oceans' promise from the SCOAMF.

He's mocking him and getting in some good lines.  Mitt wants to win this.

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2012 06:09 PM (EAgmr)

91 We on the ONT or the mitt thread?

Posted by: Billy Bob, psuedo intellectual at August 30, 2012 06:11 PM (3ZjAP)

92 Harry is posing with an M-2 .50calibre heavy machine gun.  Feet are braced against the tripod to help fight the recoil of that beast.  IIRC the tripod weighs in at 52lbs by itself.  And he is hamming it up for the camera.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:11 PM (X/+PP)

93 Kitteh steals from neighbors at night;

http://tinyurl.com/8o78y54

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 06:12 PM (wwsoB)

94 Mr. Romney is nailing it tonight. I can't believe I'm saying this, but he's out-spectacular'ing Mr. Ryan's spectacular speech.

Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are soon to be President Romney and Vice-President Ryan. And maybe... just maybe... we can save our country.

I believe. 

Posted by: Millswaith at August 30, 2012 06:12 PM (ScLCD)

95 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:11 PM (X/+PP) I am 1k away, will finish up after midnight it looks like. You need any inspiration? Free word of the day is "addle-pated."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 06:12 PM (bxiXv)

96 If I might paraphrase Mr Eastwood, "Fuck You and anybody looks like you." About time we had somebody with some balls at a Republican meeting

Posted by: John McCain unavailable for comment at August 30, 2012 06:13 PM (WqcDi)

97 "addle-pated"? Is that Pig Latin for "paddle ated"?

Posted by: joe 'super genius' biden at August 30, 2012 06:14 PM (vDl/w)

98 The tripod weighs 32lb's, the reciever weighs about 50, and the barrels are about 18lb's per, and you hump 2 at a time, that's not a maw deuce and you don't brace the tripd with your feet. You straddle it sitting spread legged with your knee's wraped around the tripod.

Posted by: Douglas at August 30, 2012 06:14 PM (YKOnu)

99 that was a pretty good speech

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:14 PM (JMmQ9)

100 "addle-pated"  good word for Joey Biden to trip over.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:15 PM (X/+PP)

101 My Dem wife thought he was "fine." She thought he was better than Ryan.

Posted by: SamIam at August 30, 2012 06:16 PM (VDpzM)

102 Next week, the Dems will try to follow this up with their "Uncle Sugar & Vajayjay" show...

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:16 PM (sZTYJ)

103 PBS on Romney speech: meh.

Posted by: CDR M at August 30, 2012 06:17 PM (dKV5k)

104 Feeling like a little mental masochism Think I'll turn on MSN

Posted by: Justamom in Achin' Akin's district at August 30, 2012 06:17 PM (Sptt8)

105 Great speech. Great night. Rubio was good. Mitt was great. And Clint was balls off the fucking wall insanely awesome.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 30, 2012 06:17 PM (ZPrif)

106 Chris Matthews is mad that Romney is being too patriotic.

Posted by: Truman North at August 30, 2012 06:18 PM (I2LwF)

107 Chrissy Matthews is spittin' mad and dumber than a bag of hammers.

Posted by: huerfano at August 30, 2012 06:18 PM (bAGA/)

108 "Jingoistic" Chrissie Matthews Just can't do it

Posted by: Justamom in Achin' Akin's district at August 30, 2012 06:18 PM (Sptt8)

109 dammit! I missed the balloon drop... ...but I did just execute a deal to have a gross of Snak-Pak Puddings™ delivered to Casa de AltonJackson on 06NOV12

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:19 PM (JMmQ9)

110 One more shoe may yet drop.  Cardinal Dolan.

Posted by: Hopeless at August 30, 2012 06:19 PM (xutGe)

111 Chris Wallace is going out on us.  He is really turning.  WTF

Posted by: Billy Bob, psuedo intellectual at August 30, 2012 06:19 PM (3ZjAP)

112 BLACK GUY SINGING! can't vote them now

Posted by: mallfly at August 30, 2012 06:20 PM (NI3M5)

113 What I like about this? All those really rich kids going after the balloons. in the end, they're just like every other kid out there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2012 06:20 PM (V/Aej)

114 ""Chrissy Matthews is spittin' mad and dumber than a bag of hammers.""



Chrissy matthews can't count his fucking balls and come up with the same number twice.

Posted by: Berserker at August 30, 2012 06:21 PM (FMbng)

115

If it's true that Clint had to wing it due to a broken teleprompter, he was incredible.

 

Mitt did fine. He is a throwback, a genuine square. I like him. He is not of my politics but at least he leans in my direction. I'll take him.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 06:21 PM (1Y+hH)

116 We will conquer those Puerto Ricans and take their land under the fist ofReichs-furor Romney! Mwahaha!

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 06:21 PM (ruiF1)

117 Down goes Ogabe, down goes Ogabe!

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:22 PM (LRFds)

118

The wife and I thought Mitt started off pretty stiff, but loosened up as he went along and ended pretty strong.

 

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 30, 2012 06:23 PM (mV8sg)

119 I hope Ace was planning on an all-nighter, Chrissie is giving plenty of fuel.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 06:23 PM (bxiXv)

120 WTF? the choir isn't going to do all four verses? Perhaps it's for the better...that whole "alibaster cities shinin' un-dimmed by human tears" bit always lays me waste

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:23 PM (JMmQ9)

121 "Mitt did fine. He is a throwback, a genuine square. I like him. He is not of my politics but at least he leans in my direction.I'll take him."
That's where I stand. He's managed to move the needle from anyone but Obama to "okay I can vote for this guy" and that's impressive.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2012 06:23 PM (r4wIV)

122 When is Cardinal Dolan speaking?

Posted by: Justamom in Achin' Akin's district at August 30, 2012 06:23 PM (Sptt8)

123 Chrissy is certainly going to be pissed about patriotism and "America the Beautiful".  His on air breakdown is both horrible and facinating to watch.  Like a trainwreck that you can't take your eyes off of.

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2012 06:23 PM (EAgmr)

124 BLACK GUY SINGING!
Oh, no!!! Quick!!! Quick!!! Cut to commercial!!111!!

Posted by: msnbc at August 30, 2012 06:24 PM (vDl/w)

125 lemme guess, Jeff B is wringing his hands over Clint

Posted by: soothsayer in a chariot dragging a corpse at August 30, 2012 06:24 PM (vzLhi)

126 Moving over here and waiting for Dolan.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 30, 2012 06:25 PM (dX4hn)

127 15 That 1968 convention photo makes me sad that those days are gone. Most of the poor bastards at todays convention will most likely end the night by popping a Viagra and beating off in front of their laptops, alone in their hotel rooms.

No swinging underage runaway go go dancers for you, modern man.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 30, 2012 10:23 PM (N/1Dm)



It's all because of fookin' progressive nannystate scolds.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 06:25 PM (kaalw)

128 I think just maybe America is craving corniness. The boomer mods are fighting back against the boomer hippies. If we're lucky they'll both lose.

Posted by: runninrebel at August 30, 2012 06:25 PM (N/1Dm)

129 Draft dodger Larry O'Donnell says Clint was a disaster.  I'd like draft dodger Larry O'Donnell to say that to Clint's face.

Posted by: huerfano at August 30, 2012 06:25 PM (bAGA/)

130 OMG Boehner's drunk

Posted by: Truman North at August 30, 2012 06:25 PM (I2LwF)

131 boehner's been drinkin'

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (JMmQ9)

132 The next Pope.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (dX4hn)

133 Is Boehner drunk, or having a stroke?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (sZTYJ)

134 Holy shit, has Boehner been drinking with Priebus?

Posted by: Palandine at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (g7D8V)

135 Dean Martin introduces the Cardinal.  I am betting the Cardinal has had a pop too.

Posted by: Billy Bob, psuedo intellectual at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (3ZjAP)

136 No. Not exactly "wringing".

Posted by: andycanuck at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (vDl/w)

137 on PBS it was just mentioned that earlier on a few people got up with a sign that said "people over profits" -- have we identified the people who threw nuts at the black woman from CNN..?

Posted by: mallfly at August 30, 2012 06:26 PM (NI3M5)

138 Steve Schmidt was on MSNBC Laurence odonnell declaring Eastwood a disaster. That dude that looks like maddow is saying that a lot of people are frustrated with Obama. Matthews drunker than Cooter Brown.

Posted by: Golan Globus at August 30, 2012 06:27 PM (/1U3u)

139 Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair as Mr. President: 

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 30, 2012 06:27 PM (oZzb6)

140

requiring that the U.S. auto fleet average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, an uncontroversial move that, unlike other administration energy policies, was endorsed by industry and environmentalists alike.

 

Uncontroversial?  Where do the think we will get the electricity for all these hybrid cars?

 

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 30, 2012 06:27 PM (mV8sg)

141 If any of the 'ettes see me walking down the street, will you please be kind enough to slap the shit out of me and maybe a little sense in?  I'd be most grateful.

Posted by: Alex Wagner at August 30, 2012 06:28 PM (/YJYi)

142 Seriously wondering if Boehner has a drinking problem.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 30, 2012 06:28 PM (dX4hn)

143 Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair as Mr. President: Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 30, 2012 11:27 PM

Traditionally, it would be an empty suit.

Posted by: huerfano at August 30, 2012 06:28 PM (bAGA/)

144 Uncontroversial? Where do the think we will get the electricity for all these hybrid cars? Posted by: Darth Randall at August 30, 2012 11:27 PM (mV8sg) Magic beans!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 06:29 PM (bxiXv)

145 "Where do the think we will get the electricity for all these hybrid cars?"
According to my research, mostly coal

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2012 06:30 PM (r4wIV)

146 Douglas, the only heavy machine gun the UK uses is based on the M-2 - the L2A1.  Their light machine gun is based off the FN Mag in 7.62mm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:30 PM (X/+PP)

147 He said "honest labor".  That's a racial code for illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Alex Wagner at August 30, 2012 06:30 PM (/YJYi)

148 Good God Boner is drunk as a skunk.

Posted by: Alex Wagner at August 30, 2012 06:31 PM (/YJYi)

149

Rubio on socialism:  "These are ideas that people come to America to get away from!"

 

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 30, 2012 06:31 PM (oZzb6)

150 54.5 mpg?

****

Why not make it 200 mpg???

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 30, 2012 06:31 PM (SkyIE)

151 I'm trying to figure out which was the bigger disgrace: having Clint Eastwood suggest we surrender Afghanistan back to the terrorists, or Mitt Romney completely ignoring our troops there.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 30, 2012 06:31 PM (hvzWz)

152 Boehner sounds like 0bama a little when he's blotto.

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (7uUmW)

153 Good enough. Solid speech. Reasonably well delivered.
Right balance of high-sounding fluff and smacking-around Barry.

Posted by: docj at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (V20sy)

154 Dirty skank of a sock.

Posted by: Adam at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (/YJYi)

155 I heard Chris Matthews say that if elected, Romney will enact laws that would require all African Americans to wear some kind of identifying sign or a piece of cloth - so everyone would know that they were African American. Kind of reminds me of the things a certain German dictator once did. We can't let them drag us back into the last century. Fo Mo Yeahrs!

Posted by: Walt Bledsoe at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (PnlKk)

156 @155 You seem...concerned.

Posted by: Palandine at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (g7D8V)

157 Pretty sad, a cardinal of the Roman Catholic  church can not mention Jesus Christ.

Disgusting.

Posted by: Billy Bob, psuedo intellectual at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (3ZjAP)

158 155 I'm trying to figure out which was the bigger disgrace: having Clint Eastwood suggest we surrender Afghanistan back to the terrorists, or Mitt Romney completely ignoring our troops there. Posted by: Reality Check at August 30, 2012 11:31 PM (hvzWz) --Must you sully the ONT as well, troll?

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2012 06:32 PM (7uUmW)

159 Rubio on socialism: "These are ideas that people come to America to get away from!"

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 30, 2012 11:31 PM (oZzb6)


Now that is a winning quote.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:33 PM (X/+PP)

160 Magyn is undressing Brit with her eyes, as usual.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 06:33 PM (kzFo5)

161 Ummm, Billy Bob. He did. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Posted by: pdiddy at August 30, 2012 06:33 PM (FcG0+)

162 Reality Unhinged isn't concerned he's just a freakin' idiot.

Posted by: Adam at August 30, 2012 06:33 PM (/YJYi)

163 Why not make it 200 mpg??? Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 30, 2012 11:31 PM (SkyIE) Make it eleventy zillion!!1!

Posted by: Anti-human eco-NAZI at August 30, 2012 06:34 PM (sZTYJ)

164 163 AP,

the kid's got game...

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:34 PM (LRFds)

165 Looks like Reality's Cheque bounced again.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:34 PM (X/+PP)

166 --Must you sully the ONT as well, troll? Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2012 11:32 PM (7uUmW) That's kind of a silly question, isn't it?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 06:34 PM (bxiXv)

167 79 Carbon fiber and aluminum components could greatly reduce the weight of a car without downsizing it, but carbon fiber is three times the cost of steel. Hard to get folks to lay out 75 grand for a Ford Fusion I would imagine

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 11:02 PM (wwsoB)


And that is the goal. No cars, just buses, trains, and bikes. No suburbs, just city life. Jimi ray will be fapping.

Posted by: MrCaniac at August 30, 2012 06:34 PM (1grxW)

168 Wait, since when was I ever following Eliza Dushku on Twitter? bizarre. Anyway, unfollowing: Eliza Dushku ‏@elizadushku “@ch3ryl: RT @1chicklette: Romney: He's like a rich, shady Mr. Rogers. #RNC2012 #GOP2012” Nailed it.

Posted by: LizLem at August 30, 2012 06:34 PM (6VkFb)

169 So, anyone know any good drinking games for the Dem's convention next week?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:35 PM (sZTYJ)

170

And next week, right here on our stage, Barry and the Lonesome Va-Jay-Jays will be here for four nights! And don't miss Drown Night with Joe Biden! Please tip your bartender and waitresses!

''''',',,',;

 

OK, cue the ads and let's get to work. 

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 06:35 PM (1Y+hH)

171 Ok.. Clint was a dud.. but he got a few good zingers in.

Rubio.. effin fantastic!  I still think he woulda made a good VP.  We need him on the road speaking some Espanola...

Mitt?  Solid.. good stuff.. hit all the right notes.. MFM will complain he had no specifics.. fuck 'em.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 30, 2012 06:35 PM (UTq/I)

172 I think that '68 convention pic Ace posted is a hoot. Anybody know what the "007 1/2" signs are a reference to?

Posted by: Uatu at August 30, 2012 06:36 PM (QI7bx)

173 Republicans - a lot of people making sense.

Democrats - a lot of people talking about magic vaginas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:36 PM (X/+PP)

174

Where do the think we will get the electricity for all these hybrid cars?"

 

We won't.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 06:36 PM (1Y+hH)

175 Clint's speech wasn't aimed at you Jerry. It was aimed at people with white hair. For them it was a grand slam.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2012 06:36 PM (r4wIV)

176 @elizadushku : Shut up and show us your tits. #flowersonlybloomsonce

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2012 06:37 PM (5sx8Q)

177 173 TPH,

every time the word "choice" is mentioned.....

drink....

then after your third liver transplant....winning!

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:37 PM (LRFds)

178 oops, not Ace, sorry Maetenloch

Posted by: Uatu at August 30, 2012 06:37 PM (QI7bx)

179 Democrats - a lot of people talking about magic vaginas. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:36 PM (X/+PP) They're not the only ones!

Posted by: Todd Akin at August 30, 2012 06:37 PM (sZTYJ)

180 Clint was not bad. He looked old is all. He is old.
Me too, come to think of it...
Hey, pull my finger!

Posted by: navybrat at August 30, 2012 06:37 PM (SZOLw)

181 Every time someone talks about "investing" money, drink.

Posted by: Adam at August 30, 2012 06:38 PM (/YJYi)

182 NBC was really down on Clint...I'm not entirely sure why, other than he was an easy target. He wavered some...less so than Joe 'Sippy Cup' Biden. He didn't affect a fake Negro accent, Didn't forget what state he was in...or even how many states he could have been in. He didn't invite any paraplegics to stand up so people could see them. He didn't have his face injected with synthetic fats, didn't have hair from his ass transplanted to his head, and clearly didn't rely on a platoon of makeup artists to make him look semi-alive.

You all remember when Charlton Heston was getting up there in years...and Mikey 'The Butt' Moore thought it would be fun to stage an ambush 'interview' with the man? I'm getting the same vibe from NBC, which is unfortunate on their part.

To Mr. Eastwood...thank you sir. Stick it to them...the louder they howl, the closer to the target you are.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 30, 2012 06:38 PM (L7hol)

183 Reality Cheque is overdrawn at the memory bunk.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 30, 2012 06:38 PM (vDl/w)

184 173 TPH, every time the word "choice" is mentioned..... drink.... then after your third liver transplant....winning! Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 11:37 PM (LRFds) So, what you're saying is that I should pre-order my livers from Chinese prisons?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:38 PM (sZTYJ)

185 Todd dear bless your heart, at this point, you are just the crazy uncle.

The Democrats have gone full crazy on it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:40 PM (X/+PP)

186 So, anyone know any good drinking games for the Dem's convention next week?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 11:35 PM (sZTYJ)



If you want to fall asleep quickly, take a swig every-time you hear "Women's health" and "Reproductive Rights".

Posted by: cm9000 at August 30, 2012 06:40 PM (lzvtR)

187 188 TPH,

Yup....when we're through with 'em it'll be their main stock in trade...

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:40 PM (LRFds)

188 hi all
c-span callers suck
where do these people come from?

Caller #1: an obvious moby calling in on the Republican line ("political parties scare me that's why I'm not a Democrat")
Caller #2: an "independent" who supports Obama and says "eh it was just an okay speech"
Caller #3: a Paulbot

Posted by: chemjeff at August 30, 2012 06:41 PM (d/5qf)

189 You want fresh liver? We deliver. No problem. Four days. Very strong cardboard box.

Posted by: chinese liver delivery at August 30, 2012 06:41 PM (vDl/w)

190 155 I'm trying to figure out which was the bigger disgrace: having Clint Eastwood suggest we surrender Afghanistan back to the terrorists, or Mitt Romney completely ignoring our troops there.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 30, 2012 11:31 PM (hvzWz)


Obama has been ignoring the military for almost 4 years now. Plus ignoring doing his job, and in a little over 2 months from now, Mitt will get the impressive job as "Office of the President Elect", then 2 months later he gets the big chair. Then Barry can go get his food stamps for Mooch.


The only innocent victim will be his teleprompter.

Posted by: MrCaniac at August 30, 2012 06:41 PM (1grxW)

191 Why even watch the DNC? I mean the RNC is boring enough and you actually like what they have to say.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2012 06:41 PM (r4wIV)

192

All the girls on CNN are wetting their pants about Clint.

 

The hoops they jump through.  It's fookin' amazing.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch (fake Internet person) writes..... at August 30, 2012 06:41 PM (sJTmU)

193 Every time the mental image of Debbie Wauserman Shultz naked hits you, shoot up 40 ccs of black tar heroin.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 06:42 PM (kzFo5)

194 Reality Cheque is overdrawn at the memory bunk.
___
Don't remind me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdrawn_at_the_Memory_Bank

Posted by: Raul Julia at August 30, 2012 06:42 PM (AUeaU)

195 Since we are talking organ donors - Monty Python.
http://youtu.be/aclS1pGHp8o

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:42 PM (X/+PP)

196 159 I heard Chris Matthews say that if elected, Romney will enact laws that would require all African Americans to wear some kind of identifying sign or a piece of cloth - so everyone would know that they were African American. Kind of reminds me of the things a certain German dictator once did. We can't let them drag us back into the last century. Fo Mo Yeahrs!

Posted by: Walt Bledsoe at August 30, 2012 11:32 PM (PnlKk)



Er.....wasn't the whole point of the racism thing that folks with permanent suntans couldn't pass as Scandis?

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 06:42 PM (kaalw)

197 Speaking of livers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aclS1pGHp8o

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:42 PM (sZTYJ)

198 So, anyone know any good drinking games for the Dem's convention next week?
****
Drink every time you hear Bush.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 30, 2012 06:43 PM (AUeaU)

199 TPH!!  GMTA! 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:43 PM (X/+PP)

200 yahoo has called Eastwood's speech "bizarre"

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:43 PM (JMmQ9)

201 A couple of points -- the Dems are gonna score some MFM love next week and get some pushback effect. It ain't over yet.
 
AFAIK, Romney can order the EPA to change those stupid, and I mean stupid, mpg targets on cars. I even think this can be an election issue -- just describe how many extra deaths they will cause.
 
So marxism was created after a month drunken bender -- go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2012 06:43 PM (ccXZP)

202 196 CT,

three words...

Know Thy Enemy

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:44 PM (LRFds)

203 Or in the case of the Democrats - Know Thy Enema.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:44 PM (X/+PP)

204 193....


lottsa ice everythin

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:45 PM (LRFds)

205 Mitt Romney is the Antichrist and I have a small peeni.  Just FYI.

Posted by: Jon at August 30, 2012 06:45 PM (/YJYi)

206 Clint was great. Romney was great. Good time to be Republican. Bat time to be a traitorous fuck piece of Demonrat Obama-scum.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at August 30, 2012 06:45 PM (ZPrif)

207 207 AP,

that'll be the seventh of nov on msnbc

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:45 PM (LRFds)

208 198 Reality Cheque is overdrawn at the memory bunk.
___
Don't remind me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdrawn_at_the_Memory_Bank

Posted by: Raul Julia at August 30, 2012 11:42 PM (AUeaU)



Hey, I kind of liked that one! I've got it on tape around here somewhere.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 06:46 PM (kaalw)

209 Why even watch the DNC? I mean the RNC is boring enough and you actually like what they have to say. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2012 11:41 PM (r4wIV) For the mocking and the weapons-grade snark of the Horde, of course.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 30, 2012 06:46 PM (Rhie+)

210 Whats this stupid tweet-o-meter on FOX.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 06:46 PM (kzFo5)

211 TPH!! GMTA! Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:43 PM (X/+PP) Heh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5lU52aWTJo

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:46 PM (sZTYJ)

212 F#%# you Brit Hume! I am an ordinary person, I believe Mr. Romney, I thought it was a great speech!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 30, 2012 06:47 PM (9dWvN)

213 Riffing on Monty Python...  I would hope the DNC would be stupid and tone deaf enough to play "Every sperm is sacred" before Sandra Fluke gives her spleef.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:47 PM (X/+PP)

214 MSNBC going to commercial now--coming back to talk about the 'really weird thing that happened in the last hour of the RNC convention'.

EVERYBODY DRINK!

Posted by: filbert at August 30, 2012 06:47 PM (smvTK)

215 If you want to fall asleep quickly, take a swig every-time you hear "Women's health" and "Reproductive Rights".
***
I believe every president should have the right to abort his economy.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 30, 2012 06:47 PM (AUeaU)

216 Bizarre will be the watchword for Clint's bit. Get ready to hear it 250 times in the next 24 hours. It will be talked about incessantly to distract from Romney's liftoff.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 06:47 PM (1Y+hH)

217

Lets see - devils advocate

Mitt Romneys health care plan entails helping you write your will.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 06:48 PM (kzFo5)

218 yahoo has called Eastwood's speech "bizarre"

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 11:43 PM (JMmQ9)



Well it kind of was, though it will seem utterly lucid in comparison to what we will see next week.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 30, 2012 06:48 PM (lzvtR)

219 . I would hope the DNC would be stupid and tone deaf enough to play "Every sperm is sacred" before Sandra Fluke gives her spleef. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:47 PM (X/+PP) "Spleef" Is that the onomatopoeia the kids are using now--days?

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:48 PM (sZTYJ)

220

Gergen on CNN is being his best little girl tonight.

 

I frankly think that CNN is worse than MSNBC tonight.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch (fake Internet person) writes..... at August 30, 2012 06:48 PM (sJTmU)

221 In the more than 10 years the U.S. military has been fighting in Afghanistan, each of the three deadliest years have been during Obama’s [presidency]. The deadliest year was 2010, when 497 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. The second deadliest year was 2011, when 399 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. And the third deadliest year was 2009, when 303 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 30, 2012 06:48 PM (vDl/w)

222 Sven, actually on Nov 7th I expect all the news anchors, oh what a lovely thought but well, so tranq'd on happy juice they just drool on air.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:49 PM (X/+PP)

223

Bizarre will be the watchword for Clint's bit.Get ready to hear it 250 times in the next 24 hours. It will be talked about incessantlyto distract from Romney's liftoff.

------

That took fire so quick, its almost like they had it coodinated and cued up.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 06:49 PM (kzFo5)

224 fuck physics, we is gunna make the CAFE standards 400 mpg! think of all the carbon we will save, plus the American avg. driver will save $10 million per half decade 11-ty

Posted by: the EPA at August 30, 2012 06:49 PM (2CiZb)

225 TPH.  Not sure if I coined it or found that word somewhere.  But I use it to mean someone giving a speech over their beef with something.  So a 'spleef'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:50 PM (X/+PP)

226 That took fire so quick, its almost like they had it coodinated and cued up.
***
We have no idea what you are talking about.

Posted by: Journolist 2.0 at August 30, 2012 06:50 PM (AUeaU)

227 I thought the talking to an empty chair was spot on for an actor by trade.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 06:50 PM (kzFo5)

228 226 AP,

they'll know the internals....

and the elephant will give that mule an internal

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 06:50 PM (LRFds)

229 225 In the more than 10 years the U.S. military has been fighting in Afghanistan, each of the three deadliest years have been during Obama’s [presidency]. The deadliest year was 2010, when 497 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. The second deadliest year was 2011, when 399 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. And the third deadliest year was 2009, when 303 U.S. service personnel gave their lives in Afghanistan. How astonishing these details don't make the news!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 30, 2012 06:50 PM (9dWvN)

230 TPH. Not sure if I coined it or found that word somewhere. But I use it to mean someone giving a speech over their beef with something. So a 'spleef' Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:50 PM (X/+PP) With Sandra Fluke, it works either way...

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:51 PM (sZTYJ)

231 Michael Moore interviews an empty chair - Brilliant!

Clint Eastwood interviews an empty chair - Bizarre!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 30, 2012 06:51 PM (xKC/c)

232 why is it that the only way I learn a new post is up is when I get 4 comments in a row?

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 06:52 PM (QfzD8)

233 How astonishing these details don't make the news! Posted by: Cheriebebe at August 30, 2012 11:50 PM (9dWvN) yes! yes! Just like gasoline is 2x more expensive than it was 4 years ago Good thing the NYT is not printing 700 words about this on a daily basis

Posted by: the EPA at August 30, 2012 06:52 PM (2CiZb)

234 TPH, the less I contemplate Sandra Fluke the fewer times I have to roll to save my sanity.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:52 PM (X/+PP)

235 "That took fire so quick, its almost like they had it coodinated and cued up."
More like they're all connected on twitter, text, etc and when they see a term they think resonates or they like, they repeat it. The media is like flies on a turd, they pile on with the slightest whiff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2012 06:52 PM (r4wIV)

236 That took fire so quick, its almost like they had it coodinated and cued up.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 30, 2012 11:49 PM (kzFo5)

''',',,'.',',,.;

 

They are media. They well know the power of repetition and top of the mind awareness.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2012 06:52 PM (1Y+hH)

237 155 I'm trying to figure out which was the bigger disgrace: having Clint Eastwood suggest we surrender Afghanistan back to the terrorists, or Mitt Romney completely ignoring our troops there.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 30, 2012 11:31 PM (hvzWz)


Let's be realistic.  Afghanistan is not Germany or Japan.  Civilized nations that got temporary insanity.  Afghanistan has had a 6000 yr history of banditry and barbarism.  No more good men wasted trying to pacify that place.


Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 30, 2012 06:52 PM (FEzSe)

238 217 Anna P. "I would hope the DNC would be stupid and tone deaf enough to play "Every sperm is sacred" "She works Hard For The Money" before Sandra Fluke gives her spleef."

Posted by: Arbalest at August 30, 2012 06:53 PM (aLE6d)

239 A preview of Sandra Flukes speech at the Dem Convention next week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSUToSiYe3w

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 06:53 PM (sZTYJ)

240 It was great hanging with the moron horde this evening. Off to bed. Back to my soul sucking job in the morning.

Posted by: mpfs, Member Paul Ryan Kilt Brigade at August 30, 2012 06:54 PM (Fy6L7)

241 Arba!  Hey I like that song by Donna Summers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:54 PM (X/+PP)

242 so ArenaNet permabanned people because ArenaNet has no quality control

Posted by: The Dude at August 30, 2012 06:54 PM (tw6Ar)

243 TPH, the less I contemplate Sandra Fluke the fewer times I have to roll to save my sanity. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:52 PM (X/+PP) You should join us. At least you'll be eaten first after loosing your san roll...

Posted by: Cthulhu Chultist at August 30, 2012 06:54 PM (sZTYJ)

244 Hey, does anyone here know the Moron with the Twitter handle @UpperLowerClass? It appears that he's become a victim of Lib Twitter games, because suddenly his account is suspended.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (IlZPo)

245 Tu Wong Fuu to you TPH!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (X/+PP)

246 Anna: It seems a slightly better fit

Posted by: Arbalest at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (aLE6d)

247 Steve Schmidt: joker! Claims Clint Eastwood coverage will crowd out Romney. Feh.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (l57Cl)

248 @228 to paraphrase Clint "You can't do that to science"

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (QfzD8)

249 hey Anna Puma how goes the writing

Posted by: chemjeff at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (d/5qf)

250 I want to see after the inauguration when they review press policies.

Wolf Blitzer -- sorry, you're a partisan hack pretending to be unbiased. Credentials denied.

Gwen Ifill -- sorry, you're a partisan hack pretending to be unbiased. Credentials denied.

Chris Matthews -- you're just a partisan hack. C'mon in and pick a seat.

Ace -- whenever you're in town, we'll scare you up a chair.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 06:55 PM (kaalw)

251 Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 30, 2012 11:51 PM spot on, Blanco

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 06:56 PM (JMmQ9)

252 Glad someone got the Lovecraft ref.

Chemjeff.  42k words total.  3,100 words so far today.  Speaking of which, back to writing. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 06:56 PM (X/+PP)

253 Ooh, "there's one endorsement out there that really matters, and that's Colin Powell."

I almost lost an entire mouthful of wine through my nose at that one!

Posted by: filbert at August 30, 2012 06:57 PM (smvTK)

254

Got sumthin...

May be nutin,,,,WHOOOO BOY...maybe that last Martini with the double barrel olives jus did me so....in! Sooooo....I be jus sittin back an Observing....wit nothing...

Posted by: Richard at August 30, 2012 06:57 PM (wlisC)

255 An empty chair?
Are you sure Moore isn't just sitting on his guest?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 30, 2012 06:58 PM (vDl/w)

256 247 TPH, the less I contemplate Sandra Fluke the fewer times I have to roll to save my sanity.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 11:52 PM (X/+PP)


You should join us. At least you'll be eaten first after loosing your san roll...

Posted by: Cthulhu Chultist at August 30, 2012 11:54 PM (sZTYJ)



Not necessarily......

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 06:59 PM (kaalw)

257 In a nutshell it's all about the stupid, economy. With luck not only Team Romney but the right side of the political spectrum, in toto, finally will clue in and finally, mercifully, will stop wasting time and effort on tertiary items and non-issues. Convince the political middle that Romney is a better choice for the economy and Romney will be elected. Fall short on that point, however, and Obama will remain in office until Jan. 2017. It's really that simple.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at August 30, 2012 06:59 PM (r2PLg)

258 "I would hope the DNC would be stupid and tone deaf enough to play "Every sperm is sacred" "Call Me" before Sandra Fluke gives her spleef."


Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at August 30, 2012 06:59 PM (WE5bx)

259 I wish they would stop calling barky a nice guy or a good man. Call him what he is. A lying, racist, elitest, corrupt, freedom hating, dictator wannabe.

Posted by: teej at August 30, 2012 07:00 PM (cWpCn)

260 Hopefully the titty bars will make up for lost time after tonight's speeches. The dancers were saying that business was atrocious so far.
 
I wonder if the RNC didn't do a room lockdown on the delegates. No titty titty wang bang.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2012 07:00 PM (ccXZP)

261 Let's be realistic. Afghanistan is not Germany or Japan. Civilized nations that got temporary insanity. Afghanistan has had a 6000 yr history of banditry and barbarism. No more good men wasted trying to pacify that place.

Posted by: Billy Quizboy at August 30, 2012 11:52 PM (FEzSe)


We should have chased them up to Tora Bora in 01, then when they were trapped up there, we should have dropped about 100 MOABs on the place. That would just have about taken care of it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuGrDSP0rj8


Warning, may induce fapping.

Posted by: MrCaniac at August 30, 2012 07:00 PM (1grxW)

262 in toto
In toto? Great. I'm starved.

Posted by: president o'bumbles at August 30, 2012 07:00 PM (vDl/w)

263 Ok, I found my dream candidate for President.

The Reagan Hologram.

If it was created in the US that counts as native born right?

http://tinyurl.com/d8ouqh3

Posted by: 18-1 at August 30, 2012 07:00 PM (AUeaU)

264 I wish they would stop calling barky a nice guy or a good man. Call him what he is. A lying, racist, elitest, corrupt, freedom hating, dictator wannabe. Posted by: teej at August 31, 2012 12:00 AM (cWpCn) You forgot "dog-eater"

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 07:00 PM (sZTYJ)

265 Hey you bitter clingers I love my dog!

 Especially in a nice pepper corn sauce.

Posted by: Barack Obama at August 30, 2012 07:03 PM (AUeaU)

266 What with the coming CAFE requirements, we're going to relive the Seventies again in that cars will be absolute crap. Only the very rich will be able to afford safe cars with sufficient power.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 30, 2012 07:03 PM (IlZPo)

267 It was a good closing night for the convention. I intentionally skipped Jeb. I thought Rubio and Romney did well. I loved that they highlighted Bain, business, and religion. Excellent. I won't criticize the left for saying Clint's performance was bizarre. It was.

Posted by: Scobface at August 30, 2012 07:03 PM (IoNBC)

268 so many Guild Wars 2 white knights

Posted by: The Dude at August 30, 2012 07:03 PM (tw6Ar)

269 The MSM are just another wing of the DNC media group. If they engaged in open lies, shilling, and coordination like that in any other area of business it'd end in court and would *not* go well for them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 07:03 PM (bxiXv)

270 @265 teej- That wouldn't play well with the squishy middle. Romney's job right now is to win the election. Period.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 30, 2012 07:05 PM (X3vSL)

271
Ace -- whenever you're in town, we'll scare you up a chair.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 11:55 PM (kaalw)


They probably will have to put some plastic on and around the chair, just in case.

Posted by: MrCaniac at August 30, 2012 07:05 PM (1grxW)

272 Ay Caramba!

http://tinyurl.com/9fluema

Posted by: Freddie Benson at August 30, 2012 07:05 PM (AUeaU)

273 In a nutshell it's all about the stupid, economy. With luck not only Team Romney but the right side of the political spectrum, in toto, finally will clue in and finally, mercifully, will stop wasting time and effort on tertiary items and non-issues. Convince the political middle that Romney is a better choice for the economy and Romney will be elected. Fall short on that point, however, and Obama will remain in office until Jan. 2017. It's really that simple.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at August 30, 2012 11:59 PM (r2PLg)



What are the tertiary items and non-issues the "right side" is wasting time and effort on, oh political oracle?

Posted by: cm9000 at August 30, 2012 07:06 PM (lzvtR)

274 274 What with the coming CAFE requirements, we're going to relive the Seventies again in that cars will be absolute crap. Only the very rich will be able to afford safe cars with sufficient power.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 31, 2012 12:03 AM (IlZPo)


That is their point. No cars, just buses, bikes and choo choo trains. Dependency is their calling card.

Posted by: MrCaniac at August 30, 2012 07:06 PM (1grxW)

275 uh...uh...wa.uh...wa...uh What? uh..wa..wa..uh No, I can't do that to myself uh...wa wa..uh...uh G'night, folks!!

Posted by: Clint Eastwood at August 30, 2012 07:07 PM (IoNBC)

276 Posted by: teej at August 31, 2012 12:00 AM (cWpCn) Still planning on playing at the fair next Friday? My wife and I will be there to see you guys.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at August 30, 2012 07:09 PM (ZOf1l)

277 uh...uh...wa.uh...wa...uh What? uh..wa..wa..uh No, I can't do that to myself uh...wa wa..uh...uh G'night, folks!! Posted by: Clint Eastwood at August 31, 2012 12:07 AM (IoNBC) Still more lucid than Biden...

Posted by: The Pollitical Hat at August 30, 2012 07:09 PM (sZTYJ)

278 282 That is their point. No cars, just buses, bikes and choo choo trains. Dependency is their calling card.

Without a doubt. That's why I hope that rescinding the new CAFE standards is on Mitt's to-do list.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 30, 2012 07:10 PM (IlZPo)

279 Progress: Fun's "We Are Young":

http://youtu.be/Sv6dMFF_yts

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 07:10 PM (ruiF1)

280 283 uh...uh...wa.uh...wa...uh What? uh..wa..wa..uh No, I can't do that to myself uh...wa wa..uh...uh G'night, folks!! Posted by: Clint Eastwood at August 31, 2012 12:07 AM (IoNBC) FIFY

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2012 07:10 PM (7uUmW)

281 I guess they checked this poor sumbitches political affiliation:


http://tinyurl.com/9amg74l

Silly SEAL countering the leaks to the Movie Producer with "Unprecedented access"

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 07:11 PM (QfzD8)

282 283 uh...uh...wa.uh...wa...uh What? uh..wa..wa..uh No, I can't do that to myself uh...wa wa..uh...uh G'night, folks!! Posted by: Clint Eastwood Barack 0bama at August 31, 2012 12:07 AM (IoNBC) --There, *now* FIFY

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2012 07:11 PM (7uUmW)

283 "Let's be realistic. Afghanistan is not Germany or Japan. Civilized nations that got temporary insanity. Afghanistan has had a 6000 yr history of banditry and barbarism. No more good men wasted trying to pacify that place." Afghanistan was "pacified" for literally decades prior to the outbreak of war in 1978. This isn't a personal attack on you but... I'm sick of these phony patriots on our side demanding surrender in Afghanistan. We are in Afghanistan because Afghanistan was used as a base of operations for terrorists during the Taliban's rule. This led to 9/11 and 9 out 10 Americans approved using force to eliminate that safe haven, including 75% who said they would support it even if 5,000 Americans died. This policy has been a complete success. There have been no major terrorist attacks against this country since 2001. If our troops were withdrawn, the terrorists would be back in business just like before, except they would have the additional prestige of having defeated and demoralized the world's sole superpower. Everyone who died in both 9/11 and the subsequent war would literally have died in vain. But what do I know. Apparently the highest form of patriotism on the right today is trashing the current President at all cost, just like the left with Bush. And believe me, he deserves criticism but too often that legitimate criticism is just being used as a pretext by people who want us to lose the war.

Posted by: Reality Check at August 30, 2012 07:14 PM (hvzWz)

284 I know hollowpoint. And there have been some very good speeches this convention. And some speeches that were okay and had a couple of good lines. Was so glad that F&F and Solyndra got pointed out last night. Spending night at Gary's place after practice earlier. Ooo, Allen West on Greta now. Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at August 30, 2012 07:16 PM (PNi9V)

285 Yeah! Don't you guys remember me defending Bush?! I'll be back in a few hours with links to my defending him.

Posted by: Reality Chuck at August 30, 2012 07:16 PM (vDl/w)

286 Have you no respect for the OFFICE!?

Try harder.

Posted by: derit at August 30, 2012 07:16 PM (ruiF1)

287 Afghanistan? I say we dust off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Cpl.Hicks at August 30, 2012 07:17 PM (JMmQ9)

288 @291 Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy but here's my number, call me maybe...


Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 07:17 PM (QfzD8)

289 hey teej when are ya coming up here to play?
are we not good enough for ya or something?

Posted by: chemjeff at August 30, 2012 07:18 PM (d/5qf)

290 OK, I'm out overshot the runway by 50 minutes... tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 30, 2012 07:21 PM (JMmQ9)

291 Still more lucid than Biden...
Posted by: The Pollitical Hat at August 31, 2012 12:09 AM


Yeah biden would have tripped over the chair, knocked himself out, shit his pants, and then regained his consciousness by blurting out good morning Stalingrad.

Posted by: Berserker at August 30, 2012 07:21 PM (FMbng)

292 251 Steve Schmidt: joker! Claims Clint Eastwood coverage will crowd out Romney. Feh. Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at August 30, 2012 11:55 PM

Let's hear from Uncle Fester how an awesome campaign is run. Then let's hear from Jason Garrett about coaching a team to victory in the Super Bowl

Posted by: kbdabear at August 30, 2012 07:22 PM (wwsoB)

293 This just in, the surprise speaker at the DNC convention will be a "pickled punk" to support the One (term) position on "late term abortions"

MFM reaction, Clint == Bizzare

DNC Pickled Punk in a chair == a "brave contrast" to the Aiken Republican position

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 07:23 PM (QfzD8)

294 Afghanistan is a shit hole that was worthy of bombing in to utter ruin. We did that.

All the nation building crap is unworthy of us. It's expensive and prone to failure.

Screw nation building. We wouldn't like it if some one did it to us. I don't even blame them for resenting it when we do it to them.

Kill the enemy. Punish the enemy. Break their shit. Make them rue the day they were born.

Everything after that is a waste of time, blood and money, especially given the current rules of engagement.


Posted by: navybrat at August 30, 2012 07:24 PM (SZOLw)

295 Afghanistan? I say we dust off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Posted by: Cpl.Hicks at August 31, 2012 12:17 AM



Yeah man, orbital bombardment is the only game in town when it absolutely and positively has to disappear overnight.

Posted by: Berserker at August 30, 2012 07:25 PM (FMbng)

296 @299 and asking if the trans siberian train is on time....

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 07:25 PM (QfzD8)

297 Ok Reality Check, what do you suggest? I figure, and have so posted over the last few years, that once we score OBL and Ayman alZ., we declare victory and leave. Perhaps the Taliban will return, perhaps the locals will toss their butts out. It's a small matter; Ayman and virtually every other target of value is in Pakistan. The Taliban are a regional threat, and a potential harbor for terrorists; they are a minor threat to us. Those they harbor are greater threats, and need to be scored. Staying in Afghanistan gives a chance to get them without involving India. As far as "Apparently the highest form of patriotism on the right today is trashing the current President at all cost, just like the left with Bush.", you miss "reality" by that much ... Discussing Teh JEF's performance is necessarily a trashing ... he's either failed on almost every thing he's tried, or simply not performed on his promises.

Posted by: Arbalest at August 30, 2012 07:25 PM (aLE6d)

298 279
Ace -- whenever you're in town, we'll scare you up a chair.


Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 11:55 PM (kaalw)

They probably will have to put some plastic on and around the chair, just in case.

Posted by: MrCaniac at August 31, 2012 12:05 AM (1grxW)



Or just burn it afterwards.

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 07:26 PM (kaalw)

299 @302 RoE and lawyers should be mutually exclusive (like eligibility for the presidency)

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 07:27 PM (QfzD8)

300 'sup reprobates?  Holiday weekend as soon as this shift is over  yeah baby.

Posted by: zeera at August 30, 2012 07:27 PM (wwuGd)

301 280 Ay Caramba!

http://tinyurl.com/9fluema

Posted by: Freddie Benson at August 31, 2012 12:05 AM (AUeaU)



She looks like she's worried all the time. Bring on the happy, bring on Ms. Upton!

Posted by: cthulhu at August 30, 2012 07:28 PM (kaalw)

302 Am I the only one that blames "Tingles" for the shortage of Val-U-Rite and fresh Hobos?

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at August 30, 2012 07:29 PM (QfzD8)

303 congratulations zeera

okay time for me to go to bed, good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at August 30, 2012 07:33 PM (d/5qf)

304 OK, Clint was no Zell Miller, but he did pretty good.

Posted by: navybrat at August 30, 2012 07:34 PM (SZOLw)

305 Well, I'm ragged out and I've got to go to the workshop tomorrow. So hold down the fort maintain the Vauban fieldworks until I return later tomorrow today.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 30, 2012 07:34 PM (vDl/w)

306 Oh good, Chris Matthews in Fact-Checking Mode.

Posted by: A Viewer at August 30, 2012 07:37 PM (ECYvo)

307 Oh good, Chris Matthews in Fact-Checking Mode.

A little early for him to have started drinking, don't you think?

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at August 30, 2012 07:40 PM (WE5bx)

308 Oh good, Chris Matthews in Fact-Checking Mode.

Posted by: A Viewer at August 31, 2012 12:37 AM (ECYvo)



Yawn. It is just their lame effort to lay the groundwork for the upcoming Lieapolooza from Obama and Biden next week.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 30, 2012 07:42 PM (lzvtR)

309 (I posted this on the newer thread, but in case people are too drunk to move I'm sticking it here as well.)

OT- Morons: I've put together a very quick and dirty "Ignore user" feature for the HQ if any of you are interested.  As election season picks up, we'll be getting a ton of trolls, so if you want to just skip their posts (or not be tricked into reading them) this script is for you.

You'll need Greasemonkey to run the script.  You can find the script here:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/142617

***This script is completely unauthorized by Ace, Pixy, or the cobs.***

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at August 30, 2012 07:42 PM (v5lxX)

310 That's Polyp Ryan, buddy.

A quick out-patient procedure takes care of it.

Posted by: filbert at August 30, 2012 07:50 PM (smvTK)

311 I've never been the one to put an ONT down before now.

Sleep well, gentle ONT.

Posted by: filbert at August 30, 2012 07:59 PM (smvTK)

312 Well 3,732 words today.  Progress!  Almost 43k words.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 30, 2012 08:00 PM (X/+PP)

313 Evening all. Just got home from work, I take it the convention went well, but not a grand slam? Also, found out I have to work tomorrow night and Saturday morning, so I'm geetting the sandpaper condom treatement. Growl.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 30, 2012 08:03 PM (N/WI2)

314 Chris Matthews in Fact-Checking Mode.

He's gotta ease off on the acid, that shit'll rot your brain eventually.

Oh wait, thats not really gonna be a problem for him...

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 30, 2012 08:09 PM (Pbwe7)

315 The presidential chair.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2r4iglz.jpg

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 30, 2012 08:10 PM (Pbwe7)

316 Just a quick public service announcement. Reality Check is the former Nationalist, an avowed White Supremacist Illinois Nazi troll who always loved Henry Gibson.

Oh, and Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: Queefy Meatboy at August 30, 2012 08:11 PM (pcnpf)

317 They're also deriding Clint Eastwood as being unwatchable and inarticulate. Remember, this is Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz lodging this complaint.

That's like Rob Liefeld criticizing someone else's art.

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at August 30, 2012 08:12 PM (WE5bx)

318 What the fuck is this? Did uhpd1 get a new hash? And do new hashes come with a free bag of meth? Cause mine must have got lost in the mail.

Posted by: DC in Towson at August 30, 2012 08:12 PM (N/WI2)

319 Great, wrong thread.

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at August 30, 2012 08:12 PM (WE5bx)

320 313 NavyBrat he nailed it....

he was doing Harvey with a touch of Burgess Meredith from Rocky...

Ace says there was a prompter failure and if you rewatch it you can watch Clint work out his routine.

He's 82 his mind worked a little slow but he nailed the landing and landed blows....he landed enough that BAM! responded with a pic of him in a chair....

Clint 1
Bam! 0

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 08:17 PM (LRFds)

321 326 AP,

Nice keep on plugging

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 08:18 PM (LRFds)

322 313 NavyBrat he nailed it.... he was doing Harvey with a touch of Burgess Meredith from Rocky... Ace says there was a prompter failure and if you rewatch it you can watch Clint work out his routine. He's 82 his mind worked a little slow but he nailed the landing and landed blows....he landed enough that BAM! responded with a pic of him in a chair.... Clint 1 Bam! 0 Posted by: sven10077 at August 31, 2012 01:17 AM (LRFds) I'd take the rabbit over the SCoaMF any day...

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 08:18 PM (sZTYJ)

323 42 TPH,

at least the Rabbit's shit doesn't cost 5 trillion bucks....


Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 08:22 PM (LRFds)

324 I mean, Zell Miller, shit, you halfway expected him to throw his staff on the floor and have it transform in to a serpent... The man was on fire!

Posted by: navybrat at August 30, 2012 08:24 PM (SZOLw)

325 "He's 82 his mind worked a little slow"

And it was still loads faster than the single functioning brain cell responsible for reading a script of a man half his age, which shuts down completely following a catastrophic failure of teleprompter malfunction.

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at August 30, 2012 08:26 PM (WE5bx)

326 345 TGFO,

Hell yeah he did Obama just punched himself in the balls showing a piture of himself in a chair...

uh yeah Bark...he was saying your not on the job enough, like flying in your plane pimping kids debt when there's no work, and aren't much of an enviromentalist.....

ie "you're transparent son"....

was a beaut Obama thinks as quick as a 4 year old

Posted by: sven10077 at August 30, 2012 08:30 PM (LRFds)

327 Hell yeah he did Obama just punched himself in the balls showing a piture of himself in a chair...
--

Funny, since Obama claims he is not watching the R convention.  Which of course is pathological lie #9,594,731,872,176.

Posted by: Mayday at August 30, 2012 08:40 PM (F3s39)

328 Looks like everyone got tired out from all the convention posts thin evening. Here's a little something to pass the time between posts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHNmG0X4t4

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 08:53 PM (sZTYJ)

329 Wow, real dead here tonight. Here is Iron Maiden's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIzUTgtZ9_Q

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 09:10 PM (sZTYJ)

330 Clint Eastwood nailed it. So the media is threatening to use that against us? What... they are going to play his well crafted zingers over and over? Go ahead assholes! Many great speeches over the last few nights... but Eastwood provided some of the greatest one-liners that weren't just funny, but cut deep. Very deep. And he killed the ONT.

Posted by: Disgruntled Lurker at August 30, 2012 09:12 PM (UPoZk)

331 I was told that aluminum and silver were better conductors than lead.

I wanted to PUNCH THE GUYS IN THE FACE, instead, I just ignored them.

Posted by: Douglas at August 30, 2012 09:14 PM (YKOnu)

332 Iron Maiden's Fear of the Dark performed on piano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS33jC2VYNU

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 09:27 PM (sZTYJ)

333 I'm constantly having to check the hashtags to make sure I didn't snap, become schizoid and and just commenting to myself...

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 09:33 PM (sZTYJ)

334 Judas Priest's Loch Ness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0C8aQ-W4uQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 30, 2012 09:38 PM (sZTYJ)

335 thumbs up for the new Nadesico boxset. The remaster is outstanding

Posted by: The Dude at August 30, 2012 09:42 PM (tw6Ar)

336 thumbs up for the new Nadesico boxset. The remaster is outstanding Posted by: The Dude at August 31, 2012 02:42 AM (tw6Ar) Sweat. Does it have the motion picture as well as the TV series (or the Gekigangar 3 OVA)?

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at August 30, 2012 09:48 PM (sZTYJ)

337 G'evening 'Rons and 'Ettes...

Wish I had more time to watch the racist RNC convention, but I'm thankful that I can follow the events here instead of MSfknDNC.  Y'all rock.

Posted by: NC Ref at August 30, 2012 09:50 PM (/izg2)

338 That was unexpected.

Posted by: Thread Length at August 30, 2012 09:52 PM (HNn1q)

339 Sweat. Does it have the motion picture as well as the TV series (or the Gekigangar 3 OVA)?

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at August 31, 2012 02:48 AM (sZTYJ)


yep, has the OAV

http://tinyurl.com/8n2td68

Posted by: The Dude at August 30, 2012 09:52 PM (tw6Ar)

340 Sweat. Does it have the motion picture as well as the TV series (or the Gekigangar 3 OVA)? Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at August 31, 2012 02:48 AM (sZTYJ) yep, has the OAVhttp://tinyurl.com/8n2td68 Posted by: The Dude at August 31, 2012 02:52 AM (tw6Ar) There goes more of my money...

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at August 30, 2012 09:55 PM (sZTYJ)

341 Iron Maiden's Fear of the Dark performed on piano:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS33jC2VYNU
Posted by: The Political Hat at August 31, 2012 02:27 AM


That was pretty cool. I know it on guitar and was playing along with it. Sounded good with some power chord reinforcement.

Posted by: Berserker at August 30, 2012 09:56 PM (FMbng)

342 Here's a little AMV of Nadesico set to the theme from Futurama to sign the night off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6KXcdOLUb0

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at August 30, 2012 09:57 PM (sZTYJ)

343 just wish Funi wasn't going hog wild with breaking up series in 2 sets. Breaking Steins;Gate into two sets is fucking retarded.

Posted by: The Dude at August 30, 2012 09:58 PM (tw6Ar)

344 Right after I watched the speeches on DVR, I got a pollster call. I said registered I - which is true. I said I didn't vote in 2008. Also true. In fact, I was tempted to lie, but I really suck at it, so I didn't. 

The pollster actually questioned if I was really an I - I was thunderstruck! What, just because I said I was going to vote for Romney, viewed Ryan very favorably, and liked Condi's speech the best, I must be a stealth R??? Seriously? I mean seriously??? W.T.F.

2010 was my first time voting, and I split my ticket, voting for whomever I thought best fit the position. NOT my fault the majority were R's!!!

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at August 30, 2012 10:32 PM (uMfFZ)

345 Memorandum Re: Camp NaNoWriMo August Booyeah. I win.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 10:43 PM (bxiXv)

346 Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at August 31, 2012 03:32 AM (uMfFZ)


I suspect the pollsters were thrown for a loop by your claim to be an Independent who intended to vote R. They are probably used to liberals lying about being Independents. Because lying is what liberals do, it is their nature.

Posted by: cm9000 at August 30, 2012 10:44 PM (lzvtR)

347 Booyeah. I win. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 31, 2012 03:43 AM (bxiXv) I suppose now you'll want a cookie...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 30, 2012 10:48 PM (HNn1q)

348 The pollster actually questioned if I was really an I - I was thunderstruck! What, just because I said I was going to vote for Romney, viewed Ryan very favorably, and liked Condi's speech the best, I must be a stealth R??? Seriously? I mean seriously??? W.T.F.

Haha! In all fairness, it's good to hear they are trying to enforce compliance.

Having helped a bit with clinical research, I can tell you getting valid data out of self-reporting is a black art. It's not as easy as it sounds and as much as we conservatives like to fuck with pollsters, having solid numbers are going to be key as the guys in Boston start to turn Chicago into 1945 Dresden.

Molecular work is much nicer, your subjects don't try to fuck with you as much. :-)

Posted by: Uriah Heep at August 30, 2012 10:48 PM (Wa+Fw)

349 "So here's the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?" Because history does not, since due to the nature of this universe, in particular the increase of entropy over the arrow of time, and so can not, repeat itself precisely. Lessons can be learned, or mislearned, or learned wrong, from the study of history, but very often we cannot know which it is until repetition is attempted - but in any event, duplication is impossible, simply because context has changed. That's sweet home SCIENCE, bitches ... http://tinyurl.com/78jbtjl

Posted by: Rex the Wonder God at August 30, 2012 10:58 PM (vahvH)

350 all set here Red Leader; Take us in!

Posted by: Red Rash that won't go away at August 30, 2012 11:01 PM (HNn1q)

351 I suppose now you'll want a cookie... Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 31, 2012 03:48 AM (HNn1q) Gemma Atkinson?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 11:04 PM (bxiXv)

352 Congrats Mero.  50K is quite a pile of words.  Are you gonna sign up to do it again in November?

Posted by: zeera at August 30, 2012 11:07 PM (XtxRN)

353 50K is quite a pile of words. Piffle! I do that in my first thread!!

Posted by: the svenwriter model 10077 at August 30, 2012 11:12 PM (HNn1q)

354 Actually I have an Aussie Shepherd/Border Collie mix, and although he likes to be busy, he's not destructive. Unlike Prince Spare, I guess. Best dog I've ever owned.

Posted by: Arms Merchant at August 30, 2012 11:15 PM (+XVQe)

355 353 Congrats Mero. 50K is quite a pile of words. Are you gonna sign up to do it again in November? Posted by: zeera at August 31, 2012 04:07 AM (XtxRN) Yes. I "won" last November as well. For reasons not worth going into at the moment, I'm doing this writing thing "for real." I can;t quite say I'm doing it as "as a job" levels yet, but that's my hope. Not gonna be one of these people doing NaNo for 8 years but never published anything. It is quite a pile of words, I'd say I've done 5-6 times that since last NaNo. Another year of that, should I survive, and I should be getting pretty good.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 11:20 PM (bxiXv)

356 Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder support group meeting. Room D214 September 14 7:00 AM

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2012 11:21 PM (bxiXv)

357 "These United States" is a dog whistle. And yes, I am the dog.

Woof.

Posted by: schizoid at August 30, 2012 11:39 PM (2hJWH)

358 I'd like to get something (self)published as well.  I've come to the conclusion that flogging the writing thing has a greater chance of getting me out of this cubicle than winning the lottery does...  1 in 10 million as opposed to 1 in 57 million

Posted by: zeera at August 30, 2012 11:52 PM (XtxRN)

359 Looks like the end of the night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjY3nfvkJ0Y) {apply outstanding witticism here}

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at August 30, 2012 11:58 PM (HNn1q)

360 My theme song tonight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ymeuOz0hZU

Best played at 120db after having pounded a few energy drinks. 

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 31, 2012 12:15 AM (Pbwe7)

361 Nights like this, it's nice to be unemployed and not responsible for getting up in, oh, one hour.

Posted by: Truman North at August 31, 2012 12:17 AM (I2LwF)

362 I take a little nap and wake up to find that Clint started a whole new Internet craze known as #Eastwooding where you pose an empty chair and scold it.

Posted by: Up with people! at August 31, 2012 12:23 AM (kzFo5)

363 359 I'd like to get something (self)published as well. I've come to the conclusion that flogging the writing thing has a greater chance of getting me out of this cubicle than winning the lottery does... 1 in 10 million as opposed to 1 in 57 million Posted by: zeera at August 31, 2012 04:52 AM (XtxRN) Two words: Business. Plan.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 31, 2012 12:25 AM (bxiXv)

364 The republicans got Clint Eastwood, and the democrats got dancing vaginas.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the Dems can think the optics on that are in their favor.

Posted by: @PurpAv at August 31, 2012 12:34 AM (Pbwe7)

365 I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the Dems can think the optics on that are in their favor. Combining them with the two hours of Islamic prayers should be especially entertaining.

Posted by: t-bird at August 31, 2012 12:42 AM (FcR7P)

366

Dear Counsel General,

Go FYS. That's F* yer' self, just in case you didn't get it.

Yours truly,

The Public

Posted by: and irresolute at August 31, 2012 12:45 AM (Q492A)

367 I was going to sign up for that nanowri  novel thingy, but i went to their website and couldn't think up a good username.

hurdles. everywhere i go, hurdles.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at August 31, 2012 12:48 AM (zZJJp)

368 I live in Okinawa so I've just now seen the speeches of Eastwood, Rubio, and Romney. Both Rubio and Romney were excellent. In fact, I think only Ryan's speech surpassed Rubio's during the convention. I think the GOP was smart in making Rubio the guy who introduced Romney instead of making him keynote. Simple fact - more people saw his speech as opposed to Cristie's (which was way too self-centered IMO).

I said Romney's was "excellent", not because it was a truly incredible speech (it was decent) but because it accomplished exactly what it needed to do - bring him down to earth. The only thing Obama has over Romney is the likability gap. It'll be fun watching that disappear in the upcoming week.

Now, as for Eastwood's speech...not so hot in my opinion. In fact, I stopped watching after a few minutes as it seemed he was rambling incoherently. To those who watched the whole thing, did it get better? I sure as hell hope so.

Posted by: JC at August 31, 2012 01:08 AM (KDDG+)

369 Is anyone home?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 31, 2012 01:21 AM (yh0zB)

370 overseas moron here.

only watched Clint so far. (look at my name to guess why.)

Seems he missed a stellar opportunity to say a man's got to know his limitations.

shame.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at August 31, 2012 01:23 AM (zZJJp)

371 I have noticed that when you get to disliking someone they ain't around for long neither.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 31, 2012 01:24 AM (yh0zB)

372 (and I'm sure I mangled that line)

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 31, 2012 01:25 AM (yh0zB)

373 clip of Dirty Harry saying what needed to be said last night.
http://tinyurl.com/7q9det4

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at August 31, 2012 01:26 AM (zZJJp)

374 Wow, MSNBC are just so appalled that Clint ruined everything for Romney. Weird but that was not my take on it from watching the crowd... Anyone else have a problem with Eastwood?

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at August 31, 2012 01:30 AM (FA8CK)

375 I thought Eastwood was great. He was funny, informal, and kept the crowd entertained.

He was brutal toward jef, covered enough of the conservative points, but also (mostly) hit on the points that even the left and moderates can agree with -- saying he was going to close Guantanamo and giving a timetable for leaving Afghanistan. He was vague enough that no one could disagree with what he was saying (except jef,) and yet made it clear that jef was not up to the task.  Tested and found wanting.

I think the audience here, more so than maybe any of the other speakers, was the moderates and young that may only watch one speech. To them he made it clear that jef was a failure, not such a nice guy, and he needed to find a new line of work. Oh yeah, he started out saying that it was OK to be conservative and that there were a lot more in Hollywood than is apparent.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at August 31, 2012 01:39 AM (zZJJp)

376 369 I live in Okinawa so ...
Posted by: JC at August 31, 2012 06:08 AM (KDDG+)

konbanwa

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at August 31, 2012 01:42 AM (zZJJp)

377 I missed the Eastwood speech. *sniff*

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 31, 2012 01:42 AM (yh0zB)

378 Well, now that I've slept the night away frivilously instead of being on the ONT like I should have been I guess it's time to get up and face the day. fml.


Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 31, 2012 01:43 AM (yh0zB)

379 nypost has a fair write p of Clint's "speech". The teleprompter froze and he was truing to ad lib the whole thing. It was tough to watch but got funny and brutal. When he said that 23 millions unemployed Americans made him cry, that "We own this country" and that "politicians are employees of ours", everybody got it. The MFM is going on about it to avoid talking about Rubio and Romney. Was Clint terrible? The JEF tweeted a pic of him in the oval office saying "This chair is taken". Why? Why would he do that if an old man was off his rocker? Because the JEF understood Clint's sctick, and it stung. Clint hit the target

Posted by: thunderb at August 31, 2012 01:47 AM (Dnbau)

380 Clint "bringing the house down" was a common news meme even down here, so safe to say he made his point....

Posted by: AussieMarcus at August 31, 2012 01:57 AM (RstsB)

381 I figured that since morning Joe crew went out of their way to say Eastwood ruined the otherwise brilliant timing and message of Romney's night, it must have been an exaggeration.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at August 31, 2012 03:58 AM (FA8CK)

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