January 31, 2010

Overnight Open Thread (Maetenloch)
— Open Blog

Sunday night ONT is here.

The New 50 States?
The largest state population is nearly 66 times as big as the smallest state population which is a huge ratio and leads to the occasional Electoral College weirdness. So what if the state borders were redrawn so that the states would have nearly equal populations. So how 'bout them Great Smokey Vols?

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Australia Now Considers All A-cup Porn Stars to be Child Porn
But what about Japanese porn? I see a porn trade war brewing.

Doctor Who Claimed Vaccine-Autism Link About to Lose License
For dishonest and shoddy research and secretly taking payments from lawyers suing vaccine companies. Jenny McCarthy, shysters hardest hit.

How Well Do You Know Your Historical Eras?
How does it go again...SPA - Socrates, Plato, Aristotle?

Are Most Afghan Men on the Down Low!?
And if they hate women so much, what's up with all the kids?

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6 Actions Figures Adults Can Relate To
Kinko's Employee, Post Pregnancy Wife. Yep, but how come no Crazy Cat Lady.

The Awesome Puppeh!
Don't thwart him or he will eat your soul.

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Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Sorry for the delay - I've been on airplanes most of the day and didn't have a chance to run the script.
Top 10 commenters:
1 [602 comments] 'wherestherum' [86.0 posts/day]
2 [425 comments] 'curious'
3 [302 comments] 'Dang Straights'
4 [264 comments] 'runningrn'
5 [258 comments] 'Hatchet Five'
6 [246 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
7 [232 comments] '18-1'
8 [209 comments] 'GreenGasEmissions'
9 [208 comments] 'conscious, but incoherent'
10 [205 comments] 'HeatherRadish'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [108 names] '18-1'
2 [99 names] 'Hatchet Five'
3 [72 names] 'fluffy'
4 [57 names] 'Scotts' Truck'
5 [48 names] 'conscious, but incoherent'
6 [46 names] 'kbdabear'
7 [37 names] 'Mallamutt'
8 [32 names] 'Blackford Oakes'
9 [25 names] 'runningrn'
10 [25 names] 'George Orwell'

Reminder: the Yahoo AoSHQ group. You can figure out the rest.

Tonight's post brought to you by the genius of Don Lancaster:

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1

If Lady Gaga and Opie had children????

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 05:12 PM (MaqIC)

2 Texas just got screwed!

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 05:13 PM (kmgIE)

3 Yay!  ONT!

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 31, 2010 05:13 PM (JZa9d)

4 Missouri survives!

Posted by: Moog Rogue at January 31, 2010 05:14 PM (iZVJq)

5 I'm down for the new state scenario if I get more Antelope Tags!

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2010 05:14 PM (FoXsC)

6 Still can't get anybody to take New Jersey

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 05:14 PM (sYxEE)

7 Where's 'La Razistan'?

Posted by: Justice Sotomayor at January 31, 2010 05:15 PM (FoXsC)

8 I like Houston, but not the idea of it being its own country, city-state, or whatever that map is showing.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 05:15 PM (zmiSr)

9 How come Ocala doesn't say "The world of Disney?"

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 05:15 PM (kmgIE)

10 That's 57 States you wingnuts!

Posted by: CNN fact checker at January 31, 2010 05:16 PM (JZa9d)

11 Puppeh!!!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:16 PM (gofDd)

12 I first banned someone using a TV Typewriter

I bid you adieu

Posted by: Cahrsel Jhonsno at January 31, 2010 05:17 PM (sYxEE)

13 Good evening all.  Back home after a couple days with the in-laws.  And it looks like I will be gainfully employed again tommorow.  We shall see.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 05:17 PM (wPZU5)

14

How goes the road trip, Maet?

That new 50 states thing gives me the creeps. Don't you know the central planners would love to just redraw the borders at will.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 05:17 PM (MU2+T)

15 I see that this plan separates Detroit into its own state.  Based on that alone I fully endorse the idea.  I wish we could kick that hell hole out into the lake...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:17 PM (4nbyM)

16 I saw this today when I was out running errands.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:17 PM (gofDd)

17 That Puppeh ate my homework!

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 05:18 PM (Vu6sl)

18 What's up Moron's?  What a shitty weekend.  I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:18 PM (cvmTR)

19 congratulations, Hatchet!

and suck it, UNC. Go Hoos!

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 05:18 PM (HqFA1)

20 Ohio changes to SOHIO?  Standard Oil of Ohio. I still have a credit card that says Sohio. Havn't tried using it for about 25 years though.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 05:18 PM (kmgIE)

21 Also, only part of Oklahoma is in the Llano Estacado. What is Brownia? The map on the main pg calls it Arkansas?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 05:19 PM (zmiSr)

22 Oh, and ask any Afghanistan vet about "man-love Thursdays".  LOL.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 05:19 PM (wPZU5)

23 16 I saw this today when I was out running errands.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:17 PM (gofDd)

I assume you did your duty and keyed that f***er...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:19 PM (4nbyM)

24

If I could figger out that damn tiny.pic thingy I could show you some siberian puppeh pics.

Posted by: Tommy Gunnar at January 31, 2010 05:19 PM (rQTdM)

25 Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (cvmTR)

I'm so sorry to hear this.  It is very awful to lose a pet and even worse to have to make the decision to let them go.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 05:20 PM (afWhQ)

26 How about redrawing state lines according to political leanings. To those in the high tax, hig welfare states, you can only name one of them Detroit. If you move, you must live in your new state for 5 years before voting in a local, state, or congressional election.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 05:20 PM (sYxEE)

27 18 What's up Moron's?  What a shitty weekend.  I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (cvmTR)

Sorry to hear about that.  When we had to put our black lab down, it was like losing a family member.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 05:20 PM (Vu6sl)

28  I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (cvmTR)

Arg - that sucks.  Sorry man.  Been there.  But I respect a man who can shoot his own dog. 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:21 PM (4nbyM)

29 Look at Drudge (he actually posted something new). Wonder what Imanutjob is up to?

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 05:21 PM (726kZ)

30 Who knew a researcher would fudge results for the people paying him?

Posted by: Michael Mann at January 31, 2010 05:21 PM (wPZU5)

31 Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 10:19 PM (4nbyM)

Wasn't worth it. It was a junky looking Altima. There was a Obama/Biden sticker on the other side of it. That's the first Boxer sticker I've seen, ever. She must think she's in trouble if she has bumper stickers being printed. Even in the Bay Area I've NEVER see Boxer bumper stickers. Or Feinstein.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (cvmTR)

I'm so, so sorry! I feel for you. I had to put my dog down a couple years ago and it still makes me cry to think of it. I send hugs.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:21 PM (gofDd)

32 There's a-cup porn?

Posted by: Z Ryan at January 31, 2010 05:22 PM (cMo6P)

33 Doctor Who Claimed Vaccine-Autism Link About to Lose License

Ok, but what about the HuffPo website which claimed the same?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 05:23 PM (bgcml)

34 I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.


That sucks, no two ways about it.  We had to do that with our cocker spaniel a couple of years ago; we still miss her sometimes.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 05:23 PM (wPZU5)

35

Arg - that sucks.  Sorry man.  Been there.  But I respect a man who can shoot his own dog. 

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 10:21 PM (4nbyM)

Actually, my Master Chief offered to shot him.  I said hell no.  He was kidding (I think).  The vet did a good job.  It was still hard to hold him as he went.  Well, that's enough of being a downer on this ONT.  Move on lads and I appreciate the condolences but there's plenty of funny stuff to laugh at.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:24 PM (cvmTR)

36 Hey, Virginia doesn't want to combine with those Maryland losers. For starters, they drive like shit. When you see their plates, beware.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 05:24 PM (726kZ)

37 18 What's up Moron's?  What a shitty weekend.  I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.
Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM

Sorry to hear that CDRM, it's heartbreaking. I had to have two sister kittehs I had put down 15 and 16 months ago. I adopted two after that, but you always have a spot in your heart for them.

Google "pet loss" and you'll find several good sites about coping with a pet's death

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 05:24 PM (sYxEE)

38 I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (cvmTR)

I'm so sorry to hear that. We had to do that with my dog 2 years ago.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 05:24 PM (zmiSr)

39 Wasn't worth it. It was a junky looking Altima. There was a Obama/Biden sticker on the other side of it.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:21 PM (gofDd)

Good call - gotta pick your battles, and I suppose driving a crappy Altima is itself a form of punishment.  Your optimistic view that this is a sign of Leftist desperation soothes my anger toward that traitor.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:24 PM (4nbyM)

40 Don Lancaster taught me how to cook.  He is a genius.

Posted by: Michael E. Stora, Ph.D. at January 31, 2010 05:25 PM (T0/JK)

41 How come where ever it is crime ridden, poverty ridden, bad schools ridden and a gaping hole of govt waste.   IT IS BLUE.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 05:25 PM (MaqIC)

42 18 - Man, I have known your pain and it is the worst.  My sincerest condolances.  Nobody should have to lose a Dog.  There are no words.

Posted by: Justice Sotomayor at January 31, 2010 05:25 PM (FoXsC)

43 Oh, CDR M, I'm so sorry, that is terrible.

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 05:25 PM (HqFA1)

44 If America was a republic divided into arbitrary "provinces" to make it easy for the central government to rule the population, then it would make sense to redraw the boundaries whenever convenient.

BUT WE'RE NOT.  We're a union of states, each of which has its own history and culture.  I'm from Louisiana, not "Sabine," and I don't really want a lot of East Texans cluttering up the place, thank you very much.  Right now I live in Massachusetts, not "Southern New England."

This is the mind-set that George Orwell savagely parodied by renaming Great Britain "Airstrip One." 

Sure, it's fun to play around drawing lines on maps and coming up with cool new names, but it betrays the kind of "benevolent overlord" mind-set all too common in Washington these days.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 05:26 PM (OW3Eh)

45 CDR M, I'm so sorry. 

Posted by: Peaches at January 31, 2010 05:26 PM (9Wv2j)

46 34 Doctor Who Claimed Vaccine-Autism Link About to Lose License

Ok, but what about the HuffPo website which claimed the same?
Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 10:23 PM

I imagine that Chuckie is giggling over that one. He'd stick it to Huffpo if he wasn't trying to whore hits from them.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 05:26 PM (sYxEE)

47 30 Look at Drudge (he actually posted something new). Wonder what Imanutjob is up to?

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 10:21 PM (726kZ)

I wonder why the Administration even announced this?  It's not going to make Iran do anything to back down.  If anything, it makes the Iranian's job easier knowing for a fact that we have BMD ships in the Gulf so they'll make sure they target them first with the midget submarines and then strike Israel.  I'll have to think on this one but I really don't see the tactical advantage in this announcement.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:26 PM (cvmTR)

48 Good call - gotta pick your battles, and I suppose driving a crappy Altima is itself a form of punishment.

And my dad was with me.

I think I'll keep a tally of how many Boxer stickers I see.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:27 PM (gofDd)

49 Well, at least my dog will be on the AoS Yahoo Pets side forever!

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:27 PM (cvmTR)

50 I'd move to the "coronado" state if I could.  As long as it had a different economy.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 05:27 PM (afWhQ)

51

puppetoff!

 

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2010 05:28 PM (FoXsC)

52 CDR:  Sorry to hear about your dog.  I had a really great dog and when he died I decided I couldn't go through that again.  No more dogs.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 05:30 PM (OW3Eh)

53 So the new 50 states are designed to be roughly equal in population.  I guess that after each census, we musical chair the borders again?  

The only good thing I see in this map is that there would only be about 10 solid blue states versus 30 solid red, 5 leans red and 5 toss-up.

Oh and just try selling Alaskans on having to fly down to 'Olympia' for representation.  They'd just as likely secede and take their oil and gas with them.  And Hawaii as part of 'Coronado?'  I love when central planners try to shove people in boxes.

Posted by: kev at January 31, 2010 05:30 PM (oGjC/)

54 What's Haiti called on the new map of the United States or is it part of Everglades?

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:31 PM (cvmTR)

55 See, I told you we didn't have any homosexuals in Iran.

Posted by: Ahmanutjob at January 31, 2010 05:31 PM (LKkE8)

56 That's a really transparent ploy by the Aussies to boost sales in the breast implant business.  Someone on that board obviously has relatives in the cosmetic surgery business.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 31, 2010 05:31 PM (TZkn/)

57 had a really great dog and when he died I decided I couldn't go through that again.  No more dogs.

We did the opposite. A month after we put her down we got two new dogs from the shelter. It helped tremendously.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:32 PM (gofDd)

58 New Florida..

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 05:32 PM (MaqIC)

59

And my dad was with me.

Posted by: wherestherum

I would have assumed he'd be proud...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:33 PM (4nbyM)

60 Damn, I STILL live in the SF Bay State. If I could just get to Joaquin, I'd be safe.

Posted by: Max Entropy at January 31, 2010 05:33 PM (aSRcE)

61 Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 05:33 PM (wPZU5)

62 53 CDR:  Sorry to hear about your dog.  I had a really great dog and when he died I decided I couldn't go through that again.  No more dogs.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 10:30 PM (OW3Eh)

I'm thinking the same thing right now.  Problem is, I really like dogs and I love to have one around that keeps the wife and dogs safe (i.e. barks when someone is near, etc) while I'm off deploying around the world.  However, my daughter has had some serious allergies so I'm going to see if the dog not being around any more will have an effect on her allergies.  If it improves, then no more dogs.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:33 PM (cvmTR)

63 The English really are the ugliest people in the world; eegads!

Posted by: Uncle Jed at January 31, 2010 05:33 PM (eKgqT)

64 The single best counter-argument to this sort of thing is Texas.  Can you imagine any Texan agreeing to be a citizen of any jobbed-up equal-outcome pseudo-state?  Hell, no!  That map should have a Texas-shaped hole in it where the Republic of Texas left rather than put up with this idiocy.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 05:34 PM (OW3Eh)

65 Nice hatchet Five.  Thanks.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 05:34 PM (cvmTR)

66 Romo sucks.  Yes, he's from Wisconsin, but compared to Aaron Rodgers, he sucks.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 05:35 PM (MaqIC)

67 We did the opposite. A month after we put her down we got two new dogs from the shelter. It helped tremendously.


We had a similar experience.  In our case, less than a month after losing our Cocker we were at a shelter adopting an adorable 45-pound lab mix. 

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 05:36 PM (wPZU5)

68

I would have assumed he'd be proud...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 10:33 PM (4nbyM)

LOL. Probably not for defacing someone's property. But the sentiment sure.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:36 PM (gofDd)

69 Hey, Virginia doesn't want to combine with those Maryland losers. For starters, they drive like shit. When you see their plates, beware.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 10:24 PM (726kZ)

I find the best way to identify terrible drivers is to look for the Obama bumper sticker.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 05:36 PM (bgcml)

70 65 Amen to that.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 05:37 PM (zmiSr)

71 However, my daughter has had some serious allergies so I'm going to see if the dog not being around any more will have an effect on her allergies.  If it improves, then no more dogs.


Some dogs are hypo-allergenic, you know.  You gotta be a better owner than this damn wookie.

Posted by: Bo the Portuguese Water Dog at January 31, 2010 05:37 PM (wPZU5)

72 The English really are the ugliest people in the world; eegads!

Posted by: Uncle Jed at January 31, 2010 10:33 PM (eKgqT)

Hey now...  Well, just wait until the government takes over our dental care and the bulk of the population is bred from our abundant stock of welfare scum.  Americans will also be a gaggle of snaggle-toothed, unwashed fatties rife with recessive genes.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:37 PM (4nbyM)

73 I can't imagine life without a dog.  We lost one of ours this New Year's.  Still have her bud, who's only a year younger at 9 or 8 yrs old and I have my own pup (about 9 mos old now).  It made the loss a little bearable to have others (when we lost our first dog we had to wait several years - unbearable!  That was tortuous). 

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 05:37 PM (afWhQ)

74
The English really are the ugliest people in the world; eegads!

Those afghan ladyboys ain't too aesthetically pleasing either.

Sorry about your dog, Commander.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 05:38 PM (JJXZV)

75 Creepy Subway Guy = Andi Sullivan??

Posted by: Uncle Jed at January 31, 2010 05:38 PM (eKgqT)

76

Hi, All.  Didja see over at HA, bammy's losing his black clergy support.  They think he doesn't care about their opinions.  Well, d'uh.

Gateway Pundit had the scariest thing I think I've seen in a long time, though.  They had a feature on the Hitler Obama Youth gearing up in an Ohio school. 

Posted by: RushBabe at January 31, 2010 05:38 PM (LKkE8)

77 There is a way to do the "new 50 states" thing right now without changing any of the state lines.  The problem is "winner take all" allocation of electors.

If the states did this:

The winning candidate in each US House district gets one electoral vote.
The overall winner of the popular vote in each state gets two electoral votes.

As the Congressional seats are already divided by population, the electoral votes would very closely match the popular vote.  Also, people in rural districts would still have their electoral vote counted and not be swamped by urban areas as is currently the case with "winner take all" electoral votes.

It is simple, it doesn't require redrawing state lines, or changing the number of electors as the number of electoral votes a state has is equal to the number of House districts plus 2.


Posted by: crosspatch at January 31, 2010 05:38 PM (ZbLJZ)

78 Typical 52%er. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2mfemtt&s=6 

Posted by: Bill R. at January 31, 2010 05:39 PM (EhlQq)

79 Americans will also be a gaggle of snaggle-toothed, unwashed fatties rife with recessive genes.

Have you been the mall lately?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 05:39 PM (OkT2m)

80

The deployment comes after Obama's attempts to emphasise diplomacy over confrontation in dealing with Iran – a contrast to the Bush administration's approach – have failed to persuade Tehran to open its nuclear installations to international controls. The White House is now trying to engineer agreement for sanctions focused on Iran's Revolutionary Guard, believed to be in charge of the atomic programme.

Washington has not formally announced the deployment of the Patriots and other anti-missile systems, but by leaking it to American newspapers the administration is evidently seeking to alert Tehran to a hardening of its position

I thought he could just talk to them...

How do you focus sanctions on the Revolutionary Guard?

Why leak it?

How is he going to f this up?

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 05:39 PM (726kZ)

81 BUT WE'RE NOT.  We're a union of states, each of which has its own history and culture.  I'm from Louisiana, not "Sabine," and I don't really want a lot of East Texans cluttering up the place, thank you very much.  Right now I live in Massachusetts, not "Southern New England."

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 10:26 PM (OW3Eh)

Speaking of which, what do you think Sam Adams would make of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, or Barack Obama?

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 05:40 PM (bgcml)

82 The new 50 states guy is "an artist & an urban planner". Explains an awful lot, doesn't it?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 05:40 PM (zmiSr)

83 never ever trust city planners.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 05:41 PM (afWhQ)

84 70 I said Maryland. They have Obama bumper sticker--some in arabic.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 05:42 PM (726kZ)

85 65 The single best counter-argument to this sort of thing is Texas.  Can you imagine any Texan agreeing to be a citizen of any jobbed-up equal-outcome pseudo-state?  Hell, no!  That map should have a Texas-shaped hole in it where the Republic of Texas left rather than put up with this idiocy.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 10:34 PM (OW3Eh)


I agree.

The way to do it would be the way the British reformed their country system--tweaking around at the edges and having a lot of places keep the same names.

As has been said already, there's no way people would go for a complete revamping like this.  Start tossing around changing any state with a significant amount of its own history and identity, Texas, Virgina, Hawaii (being a former kingdom), Massachusetts, and it would just be a complete non-starter.

The idea would just be dead out of gate.

Posted by: AD at January 31, 2010 05:42 PM (QfG3R)

86 Also, my suggestion above would make a very important change in American politics.  It would allow a third party to actually get electoral votes rather than having to carry an entire state in order to get any electoral votes as is the case these days in all but a couple of small states.

Posted by: crosspatch at January 31, 2010 05:42 PM (ZbLJZ)

87 My pit mix snores. He's snoring right now in front of the TV with his ears flopped up and out. He looks so cute right now.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:42 PM (gofDd)

88 Chicagoland should be on the map twice and have no fixed address.

Posted by: Crusty at January 31, 2010 05:42 PM (qzgbP)

89

Gateway Pundit had the scariest thing I think I've seen in a long time, though.  They had a feature on the Hitler Obama Youth gearing up in an Ohio school. 

Posted by: RushBabe at January 31, 2010 10:38 PM (LKkE

Saw something about that on biggovernment, too, I think.  Creepy stuff.  Reminds me of a 1930's film of Italian grade school children in black uniforms crawing under wire and running through other military style obstacles scaled to their small bodies.  Carrying youth rifles, if I remember right.  Anyway, we can't say the Libs aren't planning for the future.

My idea for conservative street armies isn't looking so crazy now, is it?

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:43 PM (4nbyM)

90 never ever trust city planners.

If ever there were an example of this, it would be Los Angeles.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:43 PM (gofDd)

91

Evenin' M&Ms. Congrats on the new gig, H5. Is  it in your preferred field?

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 05:43 PM (AMYl0)

92 How about redrawing state lines according to political leanings.

I'm a big fan of splitting up NY and IL into two separate states.  Everything outside the five-county Chicagoland area can be Lincoln, and everything north or west of Albany can be...well, I haven't been here long enough to think of a name, but it works.

Less political leanings more a recognition that domestic policies what benefit Chicago and NYC and what benefit downstate/upstate are often the exact opposite.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 05:43 PM (OkT2m)

93 Behold the awesomeness of  the first Chevy Volt battery produced in GM's  Brownstown plant. http://tinyurl.com/yag56pz Seems to void of UAW members. This ought to create 10-12 jobs anyway. /

Posted by: Zombie Traficante at January 31, 2010 05:43 PM (68tQb)

94 never trust anyone whose major is based on the government deciding how to run other people's lives.

Posted by: In Exile at January 31, 2010 05:44 PM (Dw6L6)

95 Are you suggesting the 50 States guy has no practical real-world experience?  Always the cynic, Mistress.

Posted by: Z Ryan at January 31, 2010 05:44 PM (cMo6P)

96

cdr., take her to the doctor along with some of the dog dander and the dog's normal food, they should be able to do a quick test

oops, 6pm call, gotta run, bbl you haters

pssst, its ncj btw

Posted by: you haters at January 31, 2010 05:44 PM (zDr90)

97 "Speaking of which, what do you think Sam Adams would make of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, or Barack Obama?"

"I needed a good laugh."

Posted by: Al at January 31, 2010 05:44 PM (0lyUI)

98 I hit 60% on the Era Test.  Nothing to write home about.  The national average is 47% so at least I beat that.  How'd the rest of you moons do?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at January 31, 2010 05:44 PM (rurh0)

99 Hey, I used to subscribe to that geeky magazine.

As for dogs, yes, it's damned hard to put one down. I've been there. The tragedy of dogs is their short lives, compared to ours. But to not get another one, that, to me, would be even harder.

Posted by: Splunge at January 31, 2010 05:45 PM (9uwvY)

100 Heather: you beat me to it! HA!

Posted by: Uncle Jed at January 31, 2010 05:46 PM (eKgqT)

101 Have you been the mall lately?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 10:39 PM (OkT2m)

Good point.  I'm so used to seeing the genetic throwbacks there that I was taken aback on my most recent visit - I actually saw 4 attractive girls.  It was pretty amazing.  My theory is that the recession is driving them out of whatever fancy places they were hiding in before and out in to the open with the rest of us plebs.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:47 PM (4nbyM)

102

93,

Everything west and north of Albany could be called Saratoga.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 05:47 PM (AMYl0)

103 I said Maryland. They have Obama bumper sticker--some in arabic.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 10:42 PM (726kZ)

Heh.

BTW, I saw the following two bumper stickers on a car the other day:

Coexist (with various religious symbols spelling the word)

Simplify or DIE

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 05:47 PM (bgcml)

104

"The Pashtuns commonly have sex with other men and boys but are in complete denial about being homosexual."

And entire region of Andy Dicks?  Send in the B1b's...

Posted by: Crusty at January 31, 2010 05:48 PM (qzgbP)

105 96 Are you suggesting the 50 States guy has no practical real-world experience?  Always the cynic, Mistress.

Pretty much.

We need artists, & something like city planners--but I'm not quite sure what that it. Whoever planned cities back in the olden days did a much better job (for the most part).

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 05:48 PM (zmiSr)

106 79 Typical 52%er. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2mfemtt&s=6

Obama sign, vehicle in the water. Must be Patrick Kennedy's ride

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 05:49 PM (sYxEE)

107

And as for Illinois, I wouldn't care what they called it as long as we got to split off from that dump.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 05:49 PM (AMYl0)

108 Google "New States Constitution"  The bureaucrats have been drooling over restructuring everything for years.

Posted by: AE at January 31, 2010 05:50 PM (kSfPT)

109

BTW, I saw the following two bumper stickers on a car the other day:

Coexist (with various religious symbols spelling the word)

I HATE those stickers. Every time I see one I want to ram the car.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 05:50 PM (gofDd)

110 The map would be a sea of red actually.

I have always been for splitting us up here in California.

The Southland from Kern to Imperial counties and out to the Pacific would be the largest purple state in the union.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (lV4Fs)

111 18- That's horrible, CDR M, sorry to hear it.

Posted by: Girl Thursday at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (aVibj)

112 WTF?   Why did I have go through that Ashley Banfield promo for some lame-o video game before I got to Teh Dogster?

Posted by: effinayright at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (lQRmV)

113

My idea for conservative street armies isn't looking so crazy now, is it?

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 10:43 PM (4nbyM)

Actually, just general conservative upbringing tends to provide a very useful education along those lines:

Scouting, Hunting, etc

Being wicket awhesome at x-box and recycling not so much...


Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (bgcml)

114 Give those California/Oregon suckers of cock 14 senators instead of 4 ??? NFW !

Posted by: TwoDogs at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (DRnBI)

115

78, I've been calling for that same plan since 2000.

CDR M, my sympathies. We had to put down a cat we'd had for 16 years (since before my wife and I married) earlier this year. Hit me much harder than I expected.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (MU2+T)

116 My pit mix snores. He's snoring right now in front of the TV with his ears flopped up and out. He looks so cute right now.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:42 PM (gofDd)

What's he mixed with?  A pit that hasn't been messed up by bad breeding is a fine dog, so a mix is probably excellent.  When I was a little lad we had an excellent pit bull.  It was fun to play tug-o-war with dad's sock with her, until the day we noticed she lost a tooth in the sock due to her tenacity.  Had to lay off a little from then on...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:51 PM (4nbyM)

117 110- Those stickers are stupid because we DO coexist.

Posted by: Girl Thursday at January 31, 2010 05:52 PM (aVibj)

118 #115 I would have 2 Republicans though.

I'd be living in Mojave.

They could think of a better name for the Inland Empire.


Methlandia for example.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 05:52 PM (lV4Fs)

119 I can not tell where Boise is on that map. I would either be surrounded with the Seattle/Oregon wing nuts or in a cowboy caucus. I vote for the cowboys. CDR M- sorry about your loss. Death seems to be an entirely unnatural thing even though it is. If it helps my weekend sucked big time. There is still a back hoe in my front yard. I had two water lines bust. One on each side of the meter. Meaning, since it was 5.5 feet underground, two different companies to dig it out and fix it. I am at 3500 dollars now and counting.

Posted by: Locus Ceruleus at January 31, 2010 05:52 PM (tzcjs)

120 I HATE those stickers. Every time I see one I want to ram the car.

Come to my neighborhood.  There are several cars with similar stickers.  I have the same urge.  Especially for the Bug with all the greenie/peace/socialist stickers.  It's always parked on the street outside the peacenik place.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 05:52 PM (afWhQ)

121

I HATE those stickers. Every time I see one I want to ram the car.

Good evening your hotness. The PETA dude that bought your cookies has one of those bumper stickers, along with one that says, "Don't move fire wood. It bugs me."

Screw. These. People.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 05:53 PM (AMYl0)

122 If anyone needs a temporary dog, I have 4 chihuahuas with tiny bladders that are really friendly..........just buy them a wad of puppy pads and a heating pad and they are happy campers.

Posted by: di butler at January 31, 2010 05:53 PM (S3xX1)

123

What do you want to ask Sarah Palin?  She's gonig to be the special guest on next week's Fox News Sunday.

http://tinyurl.com/yd33dmq

 

Posted by: RushBabe at January 31, 2010 05:53 PM (LKkE8)

124

I HATE those stickers. Every time I see one I want to ram the car.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:50 PM (gofDd)

Amen, and amen.  Talk about useful idiots.  Makes my blood burn seeing that on the drive home.  That kind of vapid thinking is dangerous.  I'd love to drop those pukes in the middle of Iran and see how long they can avoid being hanged, stoned, beaten, etc.  Stupid pukes.

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:54 PM (4nbyM)

125 We need artists, & something like city planners--but I'm not quite sure what that it. Whoever planned cities back in the olden days did a much better job (for the most part).
Posted by: Miss'80sBaby

We just got some drunks and let them design St. Paul.

Posted by: Z Ryan at January 31, 2010 05:54 PM (cMo6P)

126 Ocala?

WTF?

Posted by: Orlando at January 31, 2010 05:55 PM (WOYJU)

127

122, I should send you a picture of my fireplace for him.

It's glowing like a foundry at the moment.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 05:56 PM (MU2+T)

128 I have 4 chihuahuas with tiny bladders that are really friendly...

Posted by: di butler at January 31, 2010 10:53 PM (S3xX1)

Wow - that desire for grandbabies must be REALLY strong...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:57 PM (4nbyM)

129 I got a 70% on the era quiz. I missed the 2 music questions, of course, and the prehistoric one.

Posted by: dagny at January 31, 2010 05:57 PM (726kZ)

130 We had a brush with fame last night while at the liquor store. We walked in and saw Shawn Kemp. Yes, he's gigantic. I didn't know he's still in Seattle but apparently he owns a restaurant as athletes tend to do. He does have about a dozen illegitimate kids to pay for, after all.

Posted by: Shannon at January 31, 2010 05:57 PM (REFaj)

131

You Cons, just don't get it.  THEY COEXIST.  We don't.  I mean if you have this blue bumper sticker with DIVERSE symbols, you LOVE OTHERS and seek unity, peace, love AND DOVES.

You Cons, all you want is to ruin the planet and club baby seals with dead Muslims.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 05:58 PM (MaqIC)

132 good evening

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 05:58 PM (Gk/wA)

133 Can't tell you how much i hate city planners and the urban liberals who worship them. They're propelled by their hatred of suburbs and their politics. The big thing these days is to make cities "walkable". In other words, build cities where those evil environment killing  cars aren't needed, sounds ok until you realize the end goal is to essentially trap people in urban areas. They just don't want people to have the freedom of choice to go and live where they please, but of course, it's you wingnuts who are the fascists.

Posted by: koopy at January 31, 2010 05:58 PM (XllG0)

134 I hate to say it but the only thing I would want to ask Sarah Palin would give Todd an excuse to kick my butt.

Posted by: Locus Ceruleus at January 31, 2010 05:59 PM (tzcjs)

135 118 -- well, one of those symbols does kinda want to murder and enslave all the other symbols, but I don't think that's the point the people with the bumper sticker are trying to make...

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 05:59 PM (HqFA1)

136 The "COEXIST" stickers are stupid because they're on cars in America.  We're not the fucking problem!  We were coexisting JUST FINE on September 10, 2001 but SOMEBODY evidently had a problem with that.  If earnest liberal eunuchs really want their "COEXIST" bumper stickers to change minds and open hearts, they should go to fucking Iran and Saudi and put them on cars there.

Though I'd suggest a slight modification:  use the "COEXIST" logo but follow it with a stencil typeface bold "OR DIE!" with a mushroom-cloud graphic.  Might help get the point across better.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 05:59 PM (OW3Eh)

137 ...all you want is to ruin the planet and club baby seals with dead Muslims.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 10:58 PM (MaqIC)

Now THAT sounds like a good time!

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 05:59 PM (4nbyM)

138 just to be clear, I am referring to the JOOOOS, of course.

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 05:59 PM (HqFA1)

139 The COEXIST stickers always make me retort, "well, ok... I will when they will."

Also, my favorite jackass bumper sticker?  "War is not the answer."
My response: "No, but sometimes it is the solution."

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:00 PM (afWhQ)

140 #134..in certain cities a general city plan or grid works great.

Rancho Cucamonga California.
All major avenues north to south are 2-3 lanes wide at least, takes <5 minutes to get from one side to the other in a city of nearly 180,000.

Washington DC was a good idea that was ruined with breast-shaped traffic circles and then surrounded with a brain-eating monstrosity known as the Washington Beltway.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:00 PM (lV4Fs)

141 In other words, build cities where those evil environment killing  cars aren't needed, sounds ok until you realize the end goal is to essentially trap people in urban areas. They just don't want people to have the freedom of choice to go and live where they please, but of course, it's you wingnuts who are the fascists.

Posted by: koopy at January 31, 2010 10:58 PM (XllG0)

But it worked so well in New Orleans!

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 06:01 PM (bgcml)

142 What's he mixed with?  A pit that hasn't been messed up by bad breeding is a fine dog, so a mix is probably excellent.

Not sure. The shelter said he's a lab mix, but he looks like a pit for sure. There's a picture of him on the Yahoo group photo page. He's the sweetest dog I've ever met. He's a little skittish, but he never bites. If you feed him a treat from your hand he delicately takes it so he doesn't bite you.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:01 PM (gofDd)

143 130 I got a 70% on the era quiz. I missed the 2 music questions, of course, and the prehistoric one.

I got the same, except for 1 prehistoric, 1 music, & 1 baseball. Should have known everything except the baseball question. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 06:01 PM (zmiSr)

144 WTF?  Louisiana becomes "Sabine"?  What is a "Sabine"?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 06:02 PM (Gk/wA)

145

I am such a sci-fi geek, I read that headline about the autism doctor as literally "Doctor Who" and it took me a moment to realize it wasn't about the television show.

CDR M, I add my sympathies to those already expressed.

 

 

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:02 PM (RZ8pf)

146 CDR M, sorry to hear about the dog.  If the kid is allergic you can replace the dog with a 12 gauge.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 31, 2010 06:02 PM (xa1/W)

147

The stickers that get to me are the blue dot in red state ones.

I'm so tempted to get a tiny peel & stick hammer and sickle and put it right in the middle of the dot of every one I see.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 06:02 PM (MU2+T)

148

Scott J.

I could make a t-shirt out of it with the pic on the front and a caption that reads, "I moved the firewood and the bugs approved."

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 06:03 PM (AMYl0)

149 Well, at least I'm still in Texas and won't have to change my login name.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 31, 2010 06:03 PM (JV5Bs)

150 Thanks for your kind words tonight M&M's.  I'm off to bed.  I'm rather surprised at how many of y'all have had to put down a pet.  I've had many pets in my life, but this was the first to put down.   I guess that was the exception to the rule and it finally caught up to me.   Well, to happier times then M& M's.

"May the best in your past be at the very least the worst in your future"

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 06:03 PM (cvmTR)

151 "War is not the answer."

Depends on the question.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 06:03 PM (OkT2m)

152 As to dogs, I prefer a mutt to a purebred.  It's my opinion that purebreds get weaker due to smaller gene pools.  (Wouldn't stop me from getting another spaniel, though...)  Some purebreds are better than others, anyway.  It depends.
My current pup is so mixed, we have no idea what breed to even consider as a starting point.  Might spring for a dna test for fun.  I swear when she was growing, I thought she had some doxie in her.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:04 PM (afWhQ)

153 126 We need artists, & something like city planners--but I'm not quite sure what that it. Whoever planned cities back in the olden days did a much better job (for the most part).
Posted by: Miss'80sBaby


A Frenchman planned Washington. Figures.

Posted by: Packy East at January 31, 2010 06:04 PM (CKW49)

154 The PETA dude that bought your cookies has one of those bumper stickers, along with one that says, "Don't move fire wood. It bugs me."

He can come on down to where I live: FIRE COUNTRY. I hate bloody fucking envirowhackos. It's why Cali burns every year.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:04 PM (gofDd)

155 Also, hasn't abmajabinbad (what the heck is the Iranian dude's name?) watched any Bond movies, dude if you are the villian don't talk about your intentions, just effing do it, otherwise Bond will kick your ass and your plan will fail.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:04 PM (RZ8pf)

156

WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER?

No, but if you saw off peoples heads, fly planes into packed buildings and tell us we have to live like 7th century savages like ISLAMOFASCISTS do, then

WAR IS THE QUESTION.

Yes

is the answer.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 06:04 PM (MaqIC)

157 147 CDR M, sorry to hear about the dog.  If the kid is allergic you can replace the dog with a 12 gauge.

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 31, 2010 11:02 PM (xa1/W)

Yeah, but then I'd have to replace the wife!  She's conservative, just does not want a gun in the house.  Wonder what she'll say when my dad gives me his old Army .45.  That's a sweet gun.

Posted by: CDR M at January 31, 2010 06:05 PM (cvmTR)

158 CDR-M, so sorry to hear about your puppy

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 06:05 PM (Gk/wA)

159

Shared this on Facebook, but for those of you who aren't there I think you m&m's might find this food for thought: http://tinyurl.com/ydyba44

Sort of gets into some scary what ifs.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 06:05 PM (MU2+T)

160 I like that Maryland ceases to exist. 2/3rds become red states.

- California splits into 3 blue states (one of which includes Oregon), 4 red states.
Green Bay and Michigan would both be Red, as would Illinois.

The Blue states would form a really, really sad inkblot test

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:05 PM (lV4Fs)

161 152 "War is not the answer."

Depends on the question.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 11:03 PM (OkT2m)

Oooh.. that's a good one.  Mind if I steal it?

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:05 PM (afWhQ)

162 What does it mean not to move firewood?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:05 PM (RZ8pf)

163 I've also heard that, not unlike what was reported about Afghan men on the d-l, the man-love and NAMBLA-type activities are not uncommon in the predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the African chick formerly known as african chick) at January 31, 2010 06:07 PM (Arbx7)

164 Dog lovers, my brother has a Newfoundland, she weighes about 90lbs at 9months -- how much bigger is that little bear going to get.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:07 PM (CPefM)

165
Louisiana becomes "Sabine"?  What is a "Sabine"?

The Sabine (pr: 'sah-beeen') is the border river with Texas.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 06:07 PM (JJXZV)

166 Dog lovers, my brother has a Newfoundland, she weighs about 90lbs at 9months -- how much bigger is that little bear going to get.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:07 PM (CPefM)

167

Last pooch I had was a Shih Tzu -Terrier mix I found as a puppy in a freezing rain storm. Loyal, easy to train, and the bravest little shit you'd ever want to see. He was a royal hoot. RIP-Little Buddy (2003).

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 06:07 PM (AMYl0)

168 "War is not the answer."

That's what I tried to tell those damn warmongering Americans and British.

Posted by: Adolf Hitler at January 31, 2010 06:08 PM (bgcml)

169 In other words, build cities where those evil environment killing  cars aren't needed, sounds ok until you realize the end goal is to essentially trap people in urban areas. They just don't want people to have the freedom of choice to go and live where they please, but of course, it's you wingnuts who are the fascists.

What really burns me about this in LA is that the WHOLE POINT of Los Angeles was to make it a CAR BASED city. California was the car capital of the world because of all our space. Everything is based around traveling by car. It's why LA is spread out. But now the idiot liberal fascists want us out of our cars so they install shitty expensive public transpo that doesn't go ANYWHERE NEAR where you need to go.

Btw, fuck you Westsiders and your goddamn NIMBY selves. Because of you assholes, those of us who can't afford to live in your hoity toity neighbors have to sit in traffic for 3 fucking hours a day to get to our jobs on your damn side of the city because you all fucking hate the Valley. (Present company excluded.)

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:08 PM (gofDd)

170 soupile, be my guest.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 06:08 PM (OkT2m)

171 #129 I have 5 grandkids. I just never see them.

Posted by: di butler at January 31, 2010 06:09 PM (S3xX1)

172 The big thing these days is to make cities "walkable". In other words, build cities where those evil environment killing  cars aren't needed, sounds ok until you realize the end goal is to essentially trap people in urban areas.

They take a trip to Europe and fall in love with the cleanliness of the central cities. What they don't take into account is the Europeans put their slums and career welfare recipients in projects in the suburbs. Paris roads are actually designed so access can easily be blocked from the suburbs should the "youths" decide to replay the 1790s

You also have to keep in mind that a leftist's idea of a good time is to gawk at very bad art in a museum, eat at an overpriced restaurant that got a good review in their paper's style section, and let their offspring run wild in a nightclub.


Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 06:10 PM (sYxEE)

173

155,

I remember during the fires out there last fall, FNC interviewed some guy who had said "screw it" to the don't cut/remove brush beyond a certain distance from your home. His was the only one that wasn't destroyed.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 06:11 PM (AMYl0)

174 164- Well, it says in the article they think God made women unclean, so it's clearly not just a regional pov, but a religious one as well.

Posted by: Girl Thursday at January 31, 2010 06:12 PM (aVibj)

175 soulpile, You would not believe the bumper stickers I encounter over here. It's like every liberal in this city has to proclaim they're a liberal by plastering their car with bumper stickers. I really hate seeing Obama/Biden ones on fancy cars. Goddamn hypocrites.

And it's always fun to see No Blood for Oil or Code Pinko stickers on SUVs.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:12 PM (gofDd)

176 What happened to the weekly top 10 commenters? Did Maet turn the data over to a city planner?

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 06:12 PM (sYxEE)

177 Jean, that Newf has a bit more growing to do! Remember the larger breeds grow slower! My Eurasier is 55 pounds at 9 months now. He will likely end up around 75-80 pounds. I would put that Newf at over 100 easy.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 31, 2010 06:13 PM (SB0V2)

178 That Oregon/Northern California state is a plausible outcome. Northern Californians are less than pleased with how the southern half is destroying their state, taking all their tax money, and voting idiotic crap in constantly.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 31, 2010 06:13 PM (PQY7w)

179 What does it mean not to move firewood?

Buy firewood where you go camping instead of hauling it large distances.  Keeps invasive tree-killing beetle infestations from spreading

I'm not sure why this is an objectionable idea...

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 06:14 PM (OkT2m)

180

I remember during the fires out there last fall, FNC interviewed some guy who had said "screw it" to the don't cut/remove brush beyond a certain distance from your home. His was the only one that wasn't destroyed.

Where I live the fire dept requires you to clear the brush in your backyard precisely because it helps save the houses. I kind of blame the homeowners too because of the kind of landscaping they use. Non native plants that dry out due to lack of water. If people desert landscaped like in AZ, it would be less of a problem. I wish I could rip out all the damned palm trees in my neighborhood too. Those burn like gasoline.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:14 PM (gofDd)

181 Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine 'that violence never settles anything' I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom.

Posted by: Robert Heinlein at January 31, 2010 06:14 PM (bgcml)

182 I had to join a gang because Costanza destroyed my dream of being a city planner

Posted by: Steven from the Van Buren Gang at January 31, 2010 06:15 PM (sYxEE)

183

181,

When I camped as a youth we'd always just pickup deadfall around the campsite for the fire.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 06:16 PM (MU2+T)

184 Baby seals without fur taste just like chicken. Dead muzzies make me Happy!

Posted by: alaska trash at January 31, 2010 06:16 PM (JfPt4)

185

Some efforts toward revitalizing downtown urban areas and relieving traffice issues can be acceptable - like allowing people to live above their businesses, for example.  In my opinion every existing building in the US should have been grandfathered relative to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and any smart city will zone down town buildings as dual use.  But it seems that the Left cares only for those ideas that restrict freedom, rather than expand it. 

OT, but I've picked up a set of Sony noise-cancelling head phones to play my lap top's music selection.  They're really nice.  I just finished listening to the Radetsky March and it sounded so good I could almost feel an Austrian cavalry sabre in my hand, fresh with the blood of some uppity Italian...

Posted by: Reactionary at January 31, 2010 06:16 PM (4nbyM)

186 Northern Californians are less than pleased with how the southern half is destroying their state, taking all their tax money, and voting idiotic crap in constantly.

Uh, what now? Boxer, Feinstein and Pelosi are all from Nor Cal, honey. Last I checked Republican Orange County is down here. San Fran gets all the money.

Now if you said Eastern Cali, I'd believe you.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:16 PM (gofDd)

187

Oh, well I hate those freaking tree infesting beetles so I guess I support it too. Also, damn boat owners who haul their boats from lake to lake and transport various invasive species of plants.

And get off my grass too.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:17 PM (RZ8pf)

188 141 #134..in certain cities a general city plan or grid works great.

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with a city plan, they're necessary. The problem is that a lot of city planners these days are driven by their politics, not what mkaes a good city. They want to deny suburbs state monies so they can't offer schooling and use zoning laws to ensure businesses won't go to the suburbs and the walkable cities i mentioned earlier so people will give up their cars and so on. Once you look at what they want to do as a whole, it becomes clear that they want to trap people in urban areas and make them completely dependent on government for everything from schools to transportation. It's really prety evil, but of course it's presented as environmentally friendly and good for children yadda yadda yadda....

Posted by: koopy at January 31, 2010 06:17 PM (XllG0)

189 wherestherum - I thought the valley was going to secede from the LA?

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:17 PM (CPefM)

190

Being wicket awhesome at x-box and recycling not so much...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 10:51 PM (bgcml)

I read a story that Uncle Sam's Misguided Children were encouraging Marines to play First Person Shooters as training tools. I can probably fight a small unit infantry battle thanks to video games.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 06:17 PM (8NGHm)

191 And it's always fun to see No Blood for Oil or Code Pinko stickers on SUVs.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 11:12 PM (gofDd)

I've always wonder just how the left can tolerate its insane levels of cognitive dissonance.

In a similiar event, which was brought up on FARK of all places, a newspaper (NYT or LAT I think) was trying to laud an environmental group formed by a group of upper middle class soccer moms.

The actual article was 100% positive fluff about how they were agitating to get the local government to ban all sorts of things for the earth and the children. The picture that accompanied the article showed one of their meetings - complete with imported Italian spring water.

Nothing says conservation quite like having your water shipped from another continent.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 06:18 PM (bgcml)

192

166
Louisiana becomes "Sabine"?  What is a "Sabine"?

The Sabine (pr: 'sah-beeen') is the border river with Texas.

 

It really fucking irks me that some people, whn efaced with a term they don't know, lack the working neurons and ganglia to GO LOOK IT UP ON GOOGLE.

 

Posted by: effinayright at January 31, 2010 06:18 PM (lQRmV)

193

Shared this on Facebook, but for those of you who aren't there I think you m&m's might find this food for thought: http://tinyurl.com/ydyba44

Sort of gets into some scary what ifs.

Posted by: Scott J. at January 31, 2010 11:05 PM (MU2+T)

I agonize every day over whether to cash out some mutual funds and pay off the house (just five years to go).  Hey, if you're gonna lose everything you don't already own, I can't see the downside.

Posted by: RushBabe at January 31, 2010 06:19 PM (LKkE8)

194 The SF area is loaded with functional idiots who nonetheless have the notion that they're the most brilliant and cultured people in America. You have to go to NYC to find that kind of arrogance beyond abilities.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 31, 2010 06:20 PM (sYxEE)

195 So the States created the Federal government, bestowing upon it a small and specific set of powers, primarily with regards to defense, interstate and intrastate trade, and establishing a final judicial authority. The states remained sovereign and ultimately served as independent governments with the Federal government set up to mostly stay out of the way.

The Federal Government slowly grows in reach until Progressives bring on the 16th & 17th (& 18th, though obviously later repealed) Amendments, which dramatically shift power away from the States.

Redrawing borders would then be the final step in creating that which our founders fought to prevent: a super-powerful Federal Government with States becoming mere trivialities. A very many in power would love this. I hope the people understand how dangerous this hypothetical would be in execution.

Posted by: Orlando M at January 31, 2010 06:20 PM (r9DeI)

196 argh I only got 50% on the quiz

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 06:20 PM (Gk/wA)

197 165 Dog lovers, my brother has a Newfoundland, she weighes about 90lbs at 9months -- how much bigger is that little bear going to get.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 11:07 PM (CPefM)

Awww... I love newfies.  She's gonna get big.  Definitely 110+.  Not as tall as an Irish Wolfie, though. 

Rum - I imagine you probably have a higher frequency of lib bumperstickers than we do here.  I haven't seen a codepinko one yet.  We have more consv. stickers my way.  The Priuses with O stickers are hilarious, as are the fancy cars driven by the old farts with lib stickers (weeeird).  I love going into the store and figuring out who owns the car with the stickers.  So easy.


Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:21 PM (afWhQ)

198

Chuck DeVore money bomb Monday to defeat Barbara Boxer.

http://tinyurl.com/yjb9frv

Give like the Senate depends on it. Give like you did for Scott Brown.

Scott's a stand-up conservative running against the RINO Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination and a shot at Boxer.

Posted by: Max Entropy at January 31, 2010 06:21 PM (aSRcE)

199 BlackOrchid - her paws are about 6" diameter.  My three year old son  is convinced she is a polar bear (pure white).

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:21 PM (CPefM)

200 Nothing says conservation quite like having your water shipped from another continent.

That is funny.

Until I realize it's assholes like that who won't let me have warm, flattering incandescent light bulbs in my bedroom.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 31, 2010 06:22 PM (OkT2m)

201 #188 exactly.

If you want to split california, make it three states.
The CITY of Los Angeles.
The Bay Area (alemeda, san jose, san fransisco, marin)

EVERYTHING ELSE.

Virtually the entirety of the rest of the state is libertarian-conservative.

We like low taxes and pot.

btw this map idea this nut had is actually VERY good for us.
why?

23 of the states would be Red.
only 18 would be Blue.

9 would swing back and forth.


Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:22 PM (lV4Fs)

202 I never seriously considered making Australian porn, but somehow it rankles that I'm now forbidden that career choice. It took about 20 seconds to learn that Australian porn ladies wear little makeup and apparently have not yet discovered the bikini wax. They seem quite wholesome and winsome and have names such as Abby, Imelda and Marigold.

Headlines that read "Doctor Who  [did something evil]" always confuse and outrage me for 90 seconds. The Doctor would never do such things.

The Creepy Subway Guy action figure is more like Average Subway Guy, at least in NYC. I could explain Real Life Creepy Subway Guy, but I think I used up my week's ration of grossness with the Diva Cup last night.






Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at January 31, 2010 06:22 PM (a5ljo)

203 I thought the valley was going to secede from the LA?

There was a measure on the ballot years ago (before I could vote) for the Valley to secede. The measure failed because of scare tactics from the city. They fearmongered with taking away fire and police. It was pathetic and sad that the Valley didn't vote for it. 70% of LA's tax money comes from the Valley and the Valley gets nothing in return.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:22 PM (gofDd)

204
I can probably fight a small unit infantry battle thanks to video games.

Big, big difference between playing it and doing it.  Smells a lot worse, for one thing.  Bullets kinda hurt, too.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 06:23 PM (JJXZV)

205 That map really doesn't change Tennessee any since Memphis is considered a separate entity already. 

Posted by: Voluble at January 31, 2010 06:23 PM (nZNTl)

206

 Those burn like gasoline.

That surprises me. I don't know why, but I always thought those would be a high-moisture content, hard-to-burn type of tree. Obviously I'm arboreally challenged.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 06:23 PM (AMYl0)

207 Jean, she sounds lovely! Very impressive! I love love love Newfies. I'm a total dog nut. We are on our second Eurasier, a semi-rare new breed. Our first we had to go to Canada to get. Like a Samoyed but with color, altho some are white/biscuit. Ours is brown and black, previous one was fawn and black.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 31, 2010 06:23 PM (SB0V2)

208 I loved Don Lancaster books and articles. Much of my misspent youth was due to him, surfing the R/CPM and RBBS sites out there. Thats when surfing the internet was done with long distance calls. It was cheaper to call an RBBS across the country than to call one in your own state thanks to Ma Bell. I still have that TV Typewriter Cookbook around here somewhere...

Posted by: KF at January 31, 2010 06:24 PM (tCJ3l)

209 Hi guys. What's happening? I'm sick as a dog. Which sucks because I just got back from a 9 day vacation. The sick part came on pretty damn suddenly. So, anyhow, I'm here until I can no longer stand to read from my laptop. Hope your evening has been better than mine.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 06:25 PM (ZLN2+)

210 koopy, I thought we were all going to be living in multi-level corporate archologies by now?

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:25 PM (CPefM)

211 #200 screw DeVore.

Hes a loudmouth and he suits Orange County well. I like him but he will NOT beat Boxer, even in a good year.

Campbell is actually the GOPs secret weapon.

Hes prochoice/pro gay- two of Boxers biggest peeves.
hes also AGAINST the CARB that has been crushing state businesses and can pit her against hispanics and blue collar whites in the IE/San Diego swing region because of what that has done to warehousing, shipping, and trucking.

He is a liberal where Californians love it ( buttsecks and 'bortions)
He's a FiCon where the state NEEDS it.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:25 PM (lV4Fs)

212 Little Miss SpellCheck, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks of the doctor when I see "Doctor Who"

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:25 PM (RZ8pf)

213 Sassypants, sorry you are sick, did you have a nice vacation, though?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:26 PM (RZ8pf)

214 soulpile, what state are you in?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:26 PM (gofDd)

215 Sassypants, sorry about your illness, hopefully it isn't ebola

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 06:27 PM (Gk/wA)

216
Big, big difference between playing it and doing it.  Smells a lot worse, for one thing.  Bullets kinda hurt, too.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 11:23 PM (JJXZV)

And you won't be very good at the real thing if your primary exercise is going upstairs to raid your parent's goody drawer.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 06:28 PM (bgcml)

217 Hi, Sassy! How was FL? You got to go when it was warm down there.

I suppose I go to go in the cold because it was in the 70s when I left here, lol.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:28 PM (gofDd)

218 216 - thanks, PGIS. I missed you guys. It's hard to read let alone post on my iPhone while I was away. Yes, it was a really relaxing vacation. We went to Captiva, Florida, which is north of Sanibel, off of the west coast. The weather was pretty lovely. Granted, it never reached 80, but the only time it rained was twenty minutes before we arrived at the airport to fly home. It was almost perfect.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 06:28 PM (ZLN2+)

219 Oh, my bad news today was that my AMEX card number was stolen. AMEX caught it fast though thankfully. But, now I have to spend time changing all my auto pays etc.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:29 PM (RZ8pf)

220 flynn, Campbell sounds like a great Governor -- why do we want him in the US Senate?

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:30 PM (CPefM)

221 Off to bed.  Just think, in a half hour we'll be 1/12th of the way finished with bam for 2010. 

Posted by: RushBabe at January 31, 2010 06:30 PM (LKkE8)

222 222 - Amex is awesome that way. I'm sorry, though, that that happened to you, PGIS. Do you have any ideas on how it got stolen?

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 06:31 PM (ZLN2+)

223 "WTF?  Louisiana becomes "Sabine"?  What is a "Sabine"?"

Heh, and a place called "Delta" is created several hundred miles North of the Mississippi delta, which is South of New Orleans.

The counties on the Eastern side of Chesapeake Bay in both Maryland and Virginia have often talked about joining Delaware to form a state of DelMarVa.

It never goes anywhere, though.  Maryland would be in a world of hurt if they lost Ocean City.

Posted by: crosspatch at January 31, 2010 06:32 PM (ZbLJZ)

224 Good night, RushBabe.

That sucks, PGiS. My dad's card number got stolen a few years ago and we didn't find out until his card got declined at the bookstore. This was before ID theft became a huge thing.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:32 PM (gofDd)

225

Sassypants, I'm assuming some online purchase I made, which is the reason I use AMEX for that. This is the 3rd time in 10 years, the first time it was a catalog phone order-the order taker swiped the number, the 2nd time it was an online order.

I'm also checking my other accounts to be sure it's not an identity theft, but right now it seems like it is just AMEX.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:32 PM (RZ8pf)

226 My city, like most I suppose, tears down many hundreds of buildings per year. It takes them 5-10 years to do this however. It does look 100% better, but nothing goes back in those holes because they are in crack head part of town. Take out entire blocks and start over! Something about section 8 prohibits this however.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 06:33 PM (kmgIE)

227 The brandy is kicking in so I'm faced with the choice of mean-drunk rants or going to bed.  Sleep wins this time.

'night, all.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 31, 2010 06:33 PM (OW3Eh)

228

The new map?  Not so fast.  I saw how this movie ends.  They cram 10 episodes into one and Skeet still doesn't become President. 

And this Pecos thing.   Isn't that where Slow Poke Rodriguez is from?

Posted by: Knaws at January 31, 2010 06:35 PM (ej0Vm)

229 I was just checking in briefly again. Catch y'all again sometime. Goodnight!

Posted by: Girl Thursday at January 31, 2010 06:35 PM (aVibj)

230 228 - that's why I'm always super nervous to order anything online. I typically use Amex, but not always. When I hear about these episodes like the one that happened to you, I freak out.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 06:35 PM (ZLN2+)

231
I clearly need to get the Stargate:Atlantis dvds, I'm watching a syndication ep and Kaylee from Firefly is on, and the wraith are now almost kinda allies.  Weird.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 06:35 PM (JJXZV)

232 217 soulpile, what state are you in?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 11:26 PM (gofDd)

Arizona, which I finally realized this year really is my home state.  (I've been missing Cali for a looong time.)

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:35 PM (afWhQ)

233 Ocala? Orlando? Never heard of 'em.

Posted by: Disney World at January 31, 2010 06:35 PM (n9k8q)

234 #223
Because the alternative is going to be Boxer.

For six more fucking years.

DeVore will lose by a wide margin.

Fiorina will lose by a close margin.

Campbell gives the people all the abortions they want in the southland, all the buttsecks they want up in the Bay, and low taxes for boob jobs and weed everywhere else.

Boxer is not prepared for that.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:36 PM (lV4Fs)

235

I just took the quiz on eras and scored a five. Pretty good guess work if I do say so myself.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 06:37 PM (AMYl0)

236 soulpile, You're just next door! I got to go through AZ twice this year. First time round I stayed near Buckeye and the second time we drove through Flagstaff, but we stopped for lunch. I kinda like AZ, actually. Sedona's gorgeous.

Not a fan of Tucson, however.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:38 PM (gofDd)

237
I'm starting to think theoneandonlyfinn is somewhat of a cynic.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 06:38 PM (JJXZV)

238 I second what Rum said. Sedona is breathtaking. That was one of my best trips, and I haven't been back there since 1993.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 06:39 PM (ZLN2+)

239 Big, big difference between playing it and doing it.  Smells a lot worse, for one thing.  Bullets kinda hurt, too.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 11:23 PM (JJXZV)

I know simulation doesn't equal reality and there isn't a reset button, game over equals bodily injury or death. But it is better than not knowing. I've also read manuals, books and had conversations with people who've seen combat.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 06:39 PM (8NGHm)

240

Yeah, I agree Sassypants, but AMEX really does have good fraud protection service, so that’s why I shop on the Internet with confidence. I’m not sure what algorithm the computer uses to boot suspicious charges, but it’s only once tripped on me personally and that was when I was in New York using my card when somebody who was buying tickets for me used it in California at the same time. Otherwise, despite some mighty weird purchases on my part it doesn’t give me trouble but catches the fraudulent charges fast (like within an hour today I was notified).

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:39 PM (RZ8pf)

241 Heh, and a place called "Delta" is created several hundred miles North of the Mississippi delta, which is South of New Orleans.


Because the "Delta" region of Mississippi is south of Memphis.  Sheesh, I'm a dumb midwesterner and even I know that...

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 06:40 PM (wPZU5)

242 Dang, I think he's right about Devore. I like Devore too, but I'm not confident he can beat Boxer. He's probably "too" conservative. We have to elect someone like Scott Brown out here (I hear there are Repubs already grumbling over Scott Brown not being a pure enough Repub). Campbell actually has a chance. Ace or someone posted a poll showing Campbell behind Boxer only by a few points with Fiorina and Devore far behind.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:40 PM (gofDd)

243 194

really fucking irks me that some people, whn efaced with a term they don't know, lack the working neurons and ganglia to GO LOOK IT UP ON GOOGLE.

 Posted by: effinayright at January 31, 2010 11:18 PM (lQRmV)

What does "irks" mean?

Posted by: In Exile at January 31, 2010 06:40 PM (Dw6L6)

244 That's great, PGIS. I'll try to have a little more confidence purchasing things online.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 06:41 PM (ZLN2+)

245 Sassy, if you stick with big brand stores you're generally pretty safe. Stores that have brick and mortar stores have as good security as they can get. It's the smaller sites I'm wary of and I make sure the url bar says "https" when I'm typing in sensitive info.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:43 PM (gofDd)

246

194,

Same with the "it's on snopes" emails I receive. I got one of those from a (former) friend today. Yeah, it was on Snopes--AS A HOAX. I jumped his ass about it and now he's pissed. Great. He can stay that way.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 06:44 PM (AMYl0)

247 #245 I love DeVore. He's on the John and Ken Show a lot down here on KFI.

But it just will not work in this state.

Brown won (and as cynical as I was I gave him money and helped do the phonecall stuff too) because he matched the demographics of the INDEPENDENT VOTERS of the state of Massachusetts.

A Republican needs to be socially liberal to do the same in California.

They can then wipe the FLOOR with Boxer on taxes, the ARB, and government spending.


Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:44 PM (lV4Fs)

248
Not a fan of Tucson, however.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 11:38 PM (gofDd)

I looove Flagstaff.  Not the politics (some shops I cannot enter), but the area is so lovely and there are some good food places there as well.  We vacation up there sometimes - not enough, if you ask me.  I'd probably move up there if I could get away with being a self-sustained hermit (ie independently wealthy).

Sedona is really pretty, too.. probably more so than Flag, but I haven't been there very often.

Tucson is definitely aquired taste.  We have friends there, but I don't like it aside from the historical properties.  It's kind of... grungy.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:45 PM (afWhQ)

249
I'm wary of and I make sure the url bar says "https" when I'm typing in sensitive info.

After all my shiat got stolen, I've gone to strictly using pre-paid cc's online.   I don't even like using my Amex in person.  My aunt was down here visiting on her Visa got stolen by someone here in Houston/sugarland.  Think it was the hotel where they stayed.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 06:46 PM (JJXZV)

250

Sounds like  a good SEGWAY into the NEXT Obama 100 BILLION DOLLAR BILL.

 

Let's call it a JOBS BILL.

 

The 862 BILLION already appropriated PLUS INTEREST, has done NOTHING to create jobs.  The HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS LEFT UNSPENT, could not be REDIRECTED???

NAH, it's a slush fund.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 06:46 PM (MaqIC)

251 I looove Flagstaff.

Northern Arizona is just beautiful.  Too many damn hippies though.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 06:47 PM (wPZU5)

252

Hatchet, isn't it funny how many HIPPIES are now retired lifelong GOVT employees???

The MAN has made them into comfortable retirees!!!!!!

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 06:49 PM (MaqIC)

253 Too many damn hippies though.

Tell me about it.  If you can ignore them, it's all copacetic, though.  It's easy if you spend all your time being happy and just laughing at the idiots.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:50 PM (afWhQ)

254 Dog gone it. Get a good Conservative (not a true RINO) and go after her. tell the people she is a pimp for Obama and Reid. Attack, Attack, Attack. Make her defend herself. She can't, and will go down to defeat. Don't pander to the moonbats. It's a guarantee you will lose if you do that! Lie a little if you must. The left lies whoppers all the time and gets away with it.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 06:50 PM (kmgIE)

255 255 No, not funny really.  If they could "retire" from wanting to run everybody's life I might think otherwise.  They ruin everyplace they go.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at January 31, 2010 06:50 PM (wPZU5)

256

Tucson is definitely aquired taste.  We have friends there, but I don't like it aside from the historical properties.  It's kind of... grungy.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 11:45 PM (afWhQ)

My dad wanted to retire to Flagstaff but when we drove through he was shocked at how big it was. And how expensive. He went to UA for grad school so he spent a lot of time in Tucson. We went to Tucson for a wedding for my dad's former grad school roommate and I was not impressed. This was back in 98. Haven't been to Tucson since.

I want to go back to Sedona sometime and spend a few days at one of the spas there. They looked fabulous.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:51 PM (gofDd)

257 how come no one has mentioned that Nancy seems to be a real "booze hound" as my gramps would say, well for a lib that is.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 06:51 PM (p302b)

258

I’m about done watching season 5 of Buffy and I can’t decide whether to go ahead and get seasons 6 and 7 for closure even though I know a lot of the episodes are crap, or leave it with the end of season 5.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:51 PM (RZ8pf)

259 Okay, watching reruns of "To Catch a Predator".  I mean, seriously, what the fu...?! 

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 06:52 PM (YX6i/)

260 Did anyone watch the series finale for Dollhouse? Am I the only one who watches Dollhouse?

PGiS, if you like Eliza Dushku, you have to watch Dollhouse.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 06:52 PM (gofDd)

261

80% on the historic eras quiz.

I've never heard/read of the American Era of Good Feelings and have heard of the Gilded Age but didn't know it was before the Gay Nineties--I guessed it might have been in the 1840-50s. And I know the proper order of Republic and then Empire for Rome, but I didn't know if Rome originally began as a kingdom and turned into the Republican oligarchy from it, or if the "Kingdom" was a reference to post-Imperial, Christianized Rome after the fall.

I admit the Jazz and geologic era answers were educated guesses on my part but my reasoning was sound for them.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 06:53 PM (2qU2d)

262

Rum, really? I was wary of Dollhouse, but I’ll give it a try.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:53 PM (RZ8pf)

263

Nancy isn't a BOOOOOOOOZE HOUND.   Nancy and her TRAVELING PARTY,  merely like the GOOOOOD THINGS IN LIFE.   And shouldn't they HAVE THEM???    After all, she and her CHILDREN and their SPOUSES and her GRANDCHILDREN are ROYALTY.   RIGHT???

They WON?!!! Right?

And they care about the LITTLE PEOPLE.

Posted by: gus at January 31, 2010 06:53 PM (MaqIC)

264

Gosh, I hate to throw a turd in the punchbowl, but just saw this from Reuters:

Criticized by Republicans as a big spender, Obama used his State of the Union address last week to tell Americans he would dig the country out of a "massive fiscal hole."

That hole is even deeper than previously believed, according to the estimate by the White House's Office of Management and Budget.

The estimate for the current fiscal year is significantly higher than the $1.35 trillion figure forecast by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office last week.

Despite the difference, both estimates indicate that the deficit will continue to hover at a level not seen since World War Two, when measured as a percentage of the economy. Last year the government posted a $1.4 trillion deficit.

Ok, please return to your normal discussions of baconz, boobz, booze and bulletz.

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 06:54 PM (CfmlF)

265

I want to go back to Sedona sometime and spend a few days at one of the spas there. They looked fabulous.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 11:51 PM (gofDd)

There's a great spa there, Enchantment? - my mom went with her sisters for her birthday.  I'm still a little peeved that I wasn't allowed to go.  It's on my to-do list now (I'm not a spa person, but after getting a quick pampering before a wedding, I want to try the full experience - ha).

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:54 PM (afWhQ)

266

TBD = To Be Denounced?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 06:54 PM (2qU2d)

267 PGiS, if you like Eliza Dushku, you have to watch Dollhouse.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 11:52 PM (gofDd)

She is also a hunter.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 06:54 PM (8NGHm)

268 Don Lancaster shows you how to build a TV typewriter and put messages on your TV screen. Next issue of Radio Electronics: How to push a boulder up a hill until it rolls down upon you, and you have to start over, repeated eternally. Article by Sisyphus.

Posted by: George Orwell at January 31, 2010 06:54 PM (AZGON)

269

Oh, oh. Determined. Never mind.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 06:54 PM (2qU2d)

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 31, 2010 06:55 PM (CCcDq)

271 flynn,  what will a US Senator have to do with the ARB, or CA taxes, or CA spending -- don't you really need a Governor to drop the hammer on those problems. 

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2010 06:55 PM (CPefM)

272 #257
But this is the best part.

Boxer gets "surges" of votes from terrified nutty abortion-happy lefties.

They are "afraid" of the big evil SoCon.

If there is not big evil socon, her fundraising through fear efforts drop like a stone.
Her volunteer army of PP-happy goons wander down Market street to smoke pot on election day rather than vote.

It is a numbers game.
we get to 51 votes, we not only have those 51...
we have the remaining Democratic moderates shitting themselves in fear over the next election and siding with US, further screwing over their liberal buddies in the Democratic party.

We run the risk of our moderates siding with the enemy.
But in a shift election, its not OUR moderates we need to worry about. The opposing party has to start watching its own more "to the right of Marx" members.

Screw Boxer over in the social liberalism arena, she'll be babbling like a fucking idiot when Campbell then hammers her on the government spending. On the Cap and trade JOB KILLING that's already happening. On taxes.

We can always can some moderates a few years out, but its better to do that when we're the majority and we can cut the weight.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:55 PM (lV4Fs)

273

Oh, and even though no one asked, yes I did have an awesome weekend with genghis. He brought me roses!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 06:55 PM (RZ8pf)

274 OMG, Drudge is a mass of "bad news".   I mean  a little red line saying UBS might go out?   And the A guy in I r a n is all over the lot.

Batchelor is disussing in a sarcastic way the audacity of the followers who criticized Bush when BO is getting read to put out a budge four times the size of bush's budget.

The world is gong stark raving mad and all we can do is watch.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 06:56 PM (p302b)

275 #273.  And she looks it.

I got 10/10 Eras correct.  I am in awe of myself.

Posted by: ParisParamus at January 31, 2010 06:56 PM (GgR+e)

276 I love Dollhouse, but I'm waiting for both seasons to be out on DVD.  I saw almost the full 1st season but lost track, so now I want to have a giant marathon.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 06:56 PM (afWhQ)

277

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:17 PM (gofDd)

 

That's bad, but I saw one of those stupid "Support Your Troops, Bring them Home" magnets on a car in the church parking lot today.  I wanted to peel it off and throw it on the ground (my husband had to restrain me).

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 06:56 PM (CfmlF)

278

Oh, and even though no one asked, yes I did have an awesome weekend with genghis. He brought me roses!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 11:55 PM (RZ8pf)

We don't have to ask.  We already know it was like a pair of siamangs.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 06:57 PM (YX6i/)

279 18 What's up Moron's?  What a shitty weekend.  I had to put my dog down yesterday.  That was the worst thing I had to do so far in life.

 

That's really sad.  I can't even imagine.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 06:57 PM (CfmlF)

280 273 Jessica Alba. She's hot, but not very bright.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 31, 2010 11:55 PM (CCcDq)

I have a rule that hawt can trump stupid for at least 6 hours.  After that, not so much...

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 06:58 PM (Vu6sl)

281 #274 they hammer ARB as a reason why Boxer must be destroyed.

the ARB is loved by Boxer.

She basically wants to use it as a model for Cap and Trade legislation.

By tearing out her political asshole/shittube/stomach/throat over the unbelievably corrupt Air Resources Board, you build a strong and impressive defense against C&T.

So much so that it gets the attention of the rest of the country and could be used to counter most if not all global warming legislation.

He uses it as a campaign point, then carries it over to the Senate once elected to kill it off.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 06:58 PM (lV4Fs)

282

I HATE those stickers. Every time I see one I want to ram the car.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:50 PM (gofDd)

I despise those too, and I have the same gut reaction as you. I'm a grad student so I see a lot of those on campus. I wish I had a battering ram strapped on the front of my car for all the idiotic bumper stickers.

My personal least favorite is "War is not the Answer." I always want to scrawl under it, "What is the question, dumb hippie?"

When it comes to preventing genocide, mass murder, and the subjugation of free people by evil tyrants, war is most certainly the answer, hippies.

Posted by: Angry Beaver at January 31, 2010 06:58 PM (XFrSe)

283
Did anyone watch the series finale for Dollhouse? Am I the only one who watches Dollhouse?

I just watched it, but not having seen the missing episode, it didn't make a whole lot of sense, at least the first part.   And how the hell did Alpha become one of the 'good' guys?

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 06:59 PM (JJXZV)

284 Batchelor "we are looking at the death of deep space".  Bet JFK is rolling over in his grave.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 06:59 PM (p302b)

285

Did you just call me an ape, Editor?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:00 PM (RZ8pf)

286 PGiS, yeah, Dollhouse season 1 starts slow, but if you stick with it, it gets better. Season 2 was even better than 1.

And I knew you were out with Genghis this weekend. I'm glad to hear it went well!

(I'm not a spa person, but after getting a quick pampering before a wedding, I want to try the full experience - ha).

I'm not either, but I do want to try it also. I went to a spa for a bachelorette party and it was kinda fun.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:00 PM (gofDd)

287 that's fab, PGIS. I'm glad you two are so happy. It must be cool to find love in strange places like Ace's blog. What else did you guys do? If he brought you roses this weekend, what's he going to do on Valetine's Day? Do you have plans or do you think he'll just surprise you?

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:01 PM (ZLN2+)

288 There is some blog that is apparently an up all night blog where they say quite a few people have found one another.  Fascinating right.  Falling in love first with someone's words on a blog and then meeting them and hoping they are their words.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:02 PM (p302b)

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:02 PM (YX6i/)

290 I'm waiting for both seasons to be out on DVD.

1 is on DVD. 2 just ended so hopefully it'll be out soon.

My personal least favorite is "War is not the Answer."

I would do this: War is not the answer.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:03 PM (gofDd)

291

I love spa treatments, with the exception of the full body wrap. I’m a tad claustrophobic and being immobilized like a mummy while encased in weird stuff (once it was mud, once it was an exfoliating scrub, once just moisturizing lotion) for 45 minutes pretty much pushes me over the edge.

 

And if you are asking why I subjected myself 3 times it’s because everybody kept swearing up and down that if I tried a body wrap with “blah blah blah” it would be an awesome experience.

 

I think I was an Egyptian princess in a former life, I do not like being mummified.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:03 PM (RZ8pf)

292

My personal least favorite is "War is not the Answer." I always want to scrawl under it, "What is the question, dumb hippie?"

 

War is not the answer--Great. So tell that to the cocksuckers that start them, not the nations who sacrifice blood and treasure to end them. Fookin' hippies.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at January 31, 2010 07:03 PM (AMYl0)

293

BTW, I saw the following two bumper stickers on a car the other day:

Coexist (with various religious symbols spelling the word

 

Heh!  I just told my husband today that we could all exist if the "C" in those stupid coexist bumper stickers was eliminated.

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 07:04 PM (CfmlF)

294 I just watched it, but not having seen the missing episode, it didn't make a whole lot of sense, at least the first part.

I rented the disc to watch the missing episode. It doesn't explain Alpha, but it does explain some of the episode. It was too short of a wrap up. It needed to be 2 hours.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:04 PM (gofDd)

295

I’m about done watching season 5 of Buffy and I can’t decide whether to go ahead and get seasons 6 and 7 for closure even though I know a lot of the episodes are crap, or leave it with the end of season 5.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 11:51 PM (RZ8pf)

Season 6 is lower quality, but has its moments. I think the singing episode is in that season and quite good.

Season 7 is terrible. Lefties politics hitting you over the head terrible.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 07:04 PM (bgcml)

296

Did you just call me an ape, Editor?

 

 

PGIS, as long as he didn't have you eating figs, you should be ok!

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 07:05 PM (CfmlF)

297 #276  PGiS  And why should we assume this?  February 14 is just two weeks away. How many roses can you put in your house? Lets see, there are red, yellow, pink, multicolored, black. OMG. How many different kind of roses ARE there?

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 07:05 PM (kmgIE)

298 CDR M,

I don't like cats, but I even shed a tear putting down my last cat.  It's hard putting down a pet.

Sorry for the loss.

Posted by: GregInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:06 PM (B5cM9)

299 Spa treatments rock. But like PGIS says, not body wraps. Those are teh suck. My personal favourite is the deep tissue massage. And most recently, I tried a Thai massage, where you're fully clothed, and then the therapist has you lie down on a futon while she pulls and twists your body parts in different directions.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:06 PM (ZLN2+)

300

Heh. The new residents of the state of Philadelphia, particularly at the South Jersey Shore, will not appreciate being drug back into what many of them left to escape in the first place...but then again, their taxes would actually go down slightly...

Posted by: Luca Brasi at January 31, 2010 07:07 PM (n9k8q)

301

Oh, and even though no one asked, yes I did have an awesome weekend with genghis. He brought me roses!

 

 

Woohoo!  (Oops, Italics won't turn off!)  I'm so happy for you PGIS!  You so deserve this!  OK, gotta run (Jane Austen's on now!)

Posted by: runningrn at January 31, 2010 07:07 PM (CfmlF)

302 70% on the era quiz...I know nothing about jazz or the yankees

Posted by: brak at January 31, 2010 07:07 PM (W5NBA)

303 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 01, 2010 12:03 AM (RZ8pf)

My friend had a full body wrap on when the fire alarm went off.  she literally had to jump and she was terrified.  The staff didn't go in to get her, they just ran out leaving the customers to fend for themselves and it turned out there was a small fire.


Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:07 PM (p302b)

304
I can’t decide whether to go ahead and get seasons 6 and 7 for closure even though I know a lot of the episodes are crap, or leave it with the end of season 5.

If you watch Angel 3 and 4 at the same time, it takes some of the suck out.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:08 PM (JJXZV)

305

Curious, well I got lucky in that genghis is as smart and funny and evil (in a good way) in person as he was here.

 

Sassypants, we hung out and cooked together and watched movies and stuff. I’m not sure about Valentine’s Day; he is after all a guy, so I suspect that he doesn’t even know that’s coming up on the calendar.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:10 PM (RZ8pf)

306 Full body wraps sound too constricting.  I'm still a little wonky about massages... but getting a hand massage was really nice, so I'm starting to be a little more open to the idea.  No one touches my face, though (pore squeezin' does not sound fun).

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 07:11 PM (afWhQ)

307 308 - oh like hell he doesn't. You can't get away from that day. No way he forgets that it's V day.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:11 PM (ZLN2+)

308

Aaaaaa, curious, that would be my worst fear, imprisoned and not able to escape a fire.

 

Sassypants, did the Thai massage feel good?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:11 PM (RZ8pf)

309

Sassypants, we hung out and cooked together and watched movies and stuff. I’m not sure about Valentine’s Day; he is after all a guy, so I suspect that he doesn’t even know that’s coming up on the calendar.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 01, 2010 12:10 AM (RZ8pf)

Valentines Day, is that before or after the Superbowl?

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:12 PM (8NGHm)

310 I don't like the idea of a full body wrap mostly because I'm not comfortable being nekkid in front of strangers. I had a facial once and it was ok. (Not that kind, pervs.) I'd be willing to try it again.

I do like full body massages. Those are super nice. Got a gift certificate for a massage place for Admin Assist Day.

I also love pedicures. As soon as I get a paying job again, I'm getting a pedi.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:13 PM (gofDd)

311
Valentines Day, is that before or after the Superbowl?

I think it's betwixt the Superbowl and March Madness.  Or something like that.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:13 PM (JJXZV)

312 I hate V Day.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:14 PM (gofDd)

313 Bad news PGiS, the Daytona 500 is happening on that day...

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:15 PM (8NGHm)

314

Valentines Day, is that before or after the Superbowl?

Posted by: Holger at February 01, 2010 12:12 AM (8NGHm)

Dude, it's the Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:15 PM (YX6i/)

315 PGIS - The Thai massage was wonderful. In some ways, it was even better than deep tissue. She was able to maneuver my legs, for instance, much better, and work my hip (my left hip is the problem area) by rotating it. Same with my left shoulder where the socket meets the arm. She twists and rotates the arms and legs and it's great. You lie down first on your stomach, then midway through, she grabs you and turns you over on your back. Totally worth it. Probably going to get another one when I'm in Chicago next week.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:15 PM (ZLN2+)

316 the Daytona 500 is happening on that day...

It's also Chinese New Year.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:15 PM (gofDd)

317 #315 I used to hate it too. Then it became DD day. Every day.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 07:16 PM (lV4Fs)

318 Valentine’s Day?  Never heard of it.  Just ask my ex.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:16 PM (Vu6sl)

319 Then it became DD day. Every day.

DD Day?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:16 PM (gofDd)

320 Dallas should be a hell of a lot bigger. That city knows how to make money and therefore a hell of a lot less Democrats per given area. Given time the whole union could be called Dallas.

Posted by: chicocano at January 31, 2010 07:17 PM (2n5cq)

321 Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:15 AM (gofDd)

Making left turns on an oval track is far more important.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:17 PM (8NGHm)

322 http://i45.tinypic.com/293c475.jpg

Posted by: fartbubble at January 31, 2010 07:19 PM (cBeTr)

323 If the NFL has its way, pretty soon, the Super bowl will be played on the Ides of March.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 07:19 PM (kmgIE)

324

So you had a happy ending, Sassy?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 07:19 PM (2qU2d)

325 If the NFL has its way, pretty soon, the Super bowl will be played on the Ides of March.

Posted by: mystry at February 01, 2010 12:19 AM (kmgIE)

In Beijing.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:19 PM (YX6i/)

326 Ahoy, Mateys!

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 07:20 PM (pJMrn)

327 #322 Yep.
Well actually it was E day.
But recently it got downsized.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 07:20 PM (lV4Fs)

328

Hi Katya, Did you think of the doctor as well when you saw the “Doctor Who” headline in Maet’s post?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:20 PM (RZ8pf)

329 Good evening, katya!

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:21 PM (Vu6sl)

330 I hate V-Day because some people used to get lazy and give me valentine presents for the big day previous.  Grr.  Kind of spoiled the day.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 07:21 PM (afWhQ)

331 Not that kind of massage, AndyC. You should do it. It's nice, once in a while, to be twisted and pulled while lying on a mat.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:21 PM (ZLN2+)

332 Posted by: katya at February 01, 2010 12:20 AM (pJMrn)

Argh.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:22 PM (8NGHm)

333 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 01, 2010 12:11 AM (RZ8pf)

Oh it was worse than that.  They put out the fire pretty fast, the spa place is in the first floor of an office bldg.  so here she is, a single girl, who is pretty good looking when she isn't wrapped in a bunch of gunk, on the sidewalk, in the cold, with perhaps the hottest firemen on earth pointing and laughing at her.  She was like "talk about missed opportunites, I would never admit I was one of two wrapped girls standing on the sidewalk and I could never hop over to them to have a conversation, what guy would take me seriously then?"....She is good natured, she made the best of it but still talks about those firemen being hotter than you can imagine.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:23 PM (p302b)

334 334 Not that kind of massage, AndyC. You should do it. It's nice, once in a while, to be twisted and pulled while lying on a mat.

Posted by: Sassypants at February 01, 2010 12:21 AM (ZLN2+)

In High School it was called wrestling.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:23 PM (Vu6sl)

335

Valentine’s Day is a minefield. My previous experiences with it (from dating and marriage) have run the gamut from totally awesome to the most horrible day of the year. At this point in my life my expectations are kind of low.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:23 PM (RZ8pf)

336

Hi Katya, Did you think of the doctor as well when you saw the “Doctor Who” headline in Maet’s post?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 01, 2010 12:20 AM (RZ8pf)

Huh?

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 07:24 PM (pJMrn)

337 So, how many people think there will be more kids named Ayla than Malia?

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:24 PM (YX6i/)

338

Was this in NYC, curious? Because even though all firefighters are hot, the guys in NYC do seem to be the hottest of the hot.

 

Once when I was in NYC for business the hotel I was staying in caught fire, it was quickly put out. I have a picture of me posing by the fire truck with the firefighters. Yummy.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:25 PM (RZ8pf)

339 So, which women here are just happy with a sweet card? Show of hands? Which women prefer something expensive - like a fur coat, some diamonds, a car etccc?

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:26 PM (ZLN2+)

340

Savannah?  My beautiful South Carolina first sullied by being lumped in with that penal colony along our western border, and then (adding insult to injury) saddled with a ... a ... a ... Jawja name like 'Savannah'?  

I feel like I just through up in my mouth. 

Posted by: tryptic at January 31, 2010 07:26 PM (A7gWY)

341 Making left turns on an oval track is far more important.

Posted by: Holger at February 01, 2010 12:17 AM (8NGHm)

Until our new Chinese Overlords take over.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:26 PM (gofDd)

342 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 01, 2010 12:25 AM (RZ8pf)

Note to self, become a firefighter.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:26 PM (8NGHm)

343 Woo hoo! 90 on the era quiz!

Someone remind me why I'm an engineering major?

Posted by: Militant Bibliophile at January 31, 2010 07:26 PM (UmIN1)

344

Katya, Maet’s headline was, “Doctor Who Claimed Vaccine-Autism Link about to Lose License”

 

Little Miss SpellCheck and I both read it as involving “Doctor Who” not as “a doctor who claimed”

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:27 PM (RZ8pf)

345 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 01, 2010 12:25 AM (RZ8pf)

Yep she works in NYC.  She was really funny though.  She's like OMG I have two fire trucks full of hot men without wedding bands and I can't do a thing about it.  It's funny when she tells it.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:28 PM (p302b)

346

Huh?

Oh!  LOL!  I get it!

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 07:28 PM (pJMrn)

347 I would never admit I was one of two wrapped girls standing on the sidewalk and I could never hop over to them to have a conversation, what guy would take me seriously then?"

I would've gone up to them, especially if they were laughing. "Take a good look, boys. That's the only free peek you're gonna get. If you want to see more, I expect an expensive dinner."

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:28 PM (gofDd)

348

Paris Paramus,

     My 60% bows in awe of your 100%.  You are either well rounded or damn lucky.  What inspired your moniker?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at January 31, 2010 07:28 PM (rurh0)

349 So, which women here are just happy with a sweet card? Show of hands? Which women prefer something expensive - like a fur coat, some diamonds, a car etccc?

My ideal Valentine's Day would be that it was ignored by both of us as just another day.

If he insists on something, send me flowers at work. No one's ever done that for me.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:29 PM (gofDd)

350 hi PGiS, glad you had a great time
oh I can't keep up with you all!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 07:30 PM (Gk/wA)

351

Is "a sweet card" one made out of chocolate?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 31, 2010 07:32 PM (2qU2d)

352 If he insists on something, send me flowers at work. No one's ever done that for me.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:29 AM (gofDd)

Then you should date my son. He would send flowers to you.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:32 PM (Vu6sl)

353 I agree Valentine's day is a mine field.  I like to get roses but then again my practical side thinks "why is he spending this much on these flowers which seem to die faster than normal when you get them on valentines."

Maybe i'm jaded but i've worked with guys who go out and buy a diamond necklace for the wife and a diamond necklace, bracelet and ring for the mistress and think nothing of it.


Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:33 PM (p302b)

354

"Olympia" (which appears to be labeled something else on the thumbnail  map) has the closest outline to an actual state that I can see.  Ironically, that actual state (Washington) is one of the most profoundly bifurcated in the US, in terms of climate, culture, and politics.

(Tee-hee, I said "profoundly bifurcated".)

Posted by: sherlock at January 31, 2010 07:34 PM (ktKOD)

355 No one's ever done that for me.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:29 AM (gofDd)

That is just wrong. Every girl deserves a dozen flowers every now and then.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:34 PM (8NGHm)

356 Is your son available, conscious?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:34 PM (gofDd)

357

So, which women here are just happy with a sweet card? Show of hands? Which women prefer something expensive - like a fur coat, some diamonds, a car etccc?

My ideal Valentine's Day would be that it was ignored by both of us as just another day.

If he insists on something, send me flowers at work. No one's ever done that for me.

Flowers or dinner out or somebody else does the dishes.

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 07:35 PM (pJMrn)

358 I've only ever gotten flowers from one guy and it freaked me out, so flowers wouldn't really work for me.  Now doughnuts are another story...

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 07:35 PM (afWhQ)

359 #352

I sent my fiancee flowers yesterday, they arrived just as she was starting her shift.
I got high-fived by her female coworkers when I came in.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 07:36 PM (lV4Fs)

360 As a service to my male friends in relationships I send them the email I get from the online flowers places, you know where they give you 20% off if you order early.  It is my way of reminding them and helping them save money too.  Last year I forgot to send it to them and there was a revolt so I guess it's my own fault I trained them to expect it...lol

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:36 PM (p302b)

361 The only time I got flowers at work was after I helped move our office to a new location. My boss sent everyone flowers. It was kinda lame and didn't really feel like a gesture of thanks. The second time was the last day of that job, one of the attorneys (female) had flowers sent to me.

I'm not even a big fan of flowers. I just want to be able to be one of those girls who's boyfriend sends her presents at work. It's petty, I know.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:36 PM (gofDd)

362 CDR M ... I'm so sorry about your dog. It's one of the hardest thing in the world to do.

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at January 31, 2010 07:37 PM (yNGHa)

363 359 Is your son available, conscious?

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:34 AM (gofDd)

Yes, he is. He's 28 and will turn 29 in April.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:37 PM (Vu6sl)

364 #360  so, how about, a kiss, a pat on the butt, and a "how you doin honey?"

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 07:38 PM (kmgIE)

365 I'm not a flowers person, but I definitely see why women like getting them at work. And by "sweet" card - a card that says mushy things from the guy to the girl like "you are the wind beneath my wings" etc...

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:38 PM (ZLN2+)

366 Yes, he is. He's 28 and will turn 29 in April.

I see. Hmmmm. Steady job? Good character?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:38 PM (gofDd)

367

Maybe i'm jaded but i've worked with guys who go out and buy a diamond necklace for the wife and a diamond necklace, bracelet and ring for the mistress and think nothing of it.

I can't imagine requiring that kind of stuff as proof of love.  Especially when most people giving/receiving them are going to be broken up within a few years, if that. 

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 07:39 PM (pJMrn)

368 And by "sweet" card - a card that says mushy things from the guy to the girl like "you are the wind beneath my wings" etc...

If I got a mushy card I would dump him. I hate mushy cards. I don't even give mushy cards to my parents. (Altho for Xmas I went with a mushy card for my dad because I couldn't find a funny one that wasn't vaguely insulting. I noticed a lot of "funny" cards these days are actually more insulting.)

"I'm glad I found you" or a brief "I love you" is fine. Anything longer and cheesier is just ugh.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:41 PM (gofDd)

369 Posted by: katya at February 01, 2010 12:39 AM (pJMrn)

oh I agree with you.  I think flowers and a nice dinner out, not necessarily on that day are just fine.  In college a boyfriend cooked for me.  He made me breakfast for dinner cause all he could cook were pancakes and that was one of the nicest valentines days i've ever had cause he gave me part of himself.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:41 PM (p302b)

370
Hey rum, as far as the job/career goes, have you considered litigation support?  We do edd mostly and we're actually growing, believe it or not.   Something to think about, if you're already used to dealing with lawyers.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:42 PM (JJXZV)

371 I'm looking for the perfect card for my husband.  One that says, "I love you more than life itself even though I occasionally want to throw a frying pan at your head."

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 07:42 PM (pJMrn)

372 #370
The more expensive the engagement ring, the shorter the marriage.
scientific fact.

btw, learning to give a good massage helps, if your girlfriend/wife works on her feet all day (mine works at Starbucks on 8 hr shifts). Its free (just practice) and cannot be lost (like a necklace) or pooped out (like a meal at a restaurant).

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 07:42 PM (lV4Fs)

373 Wonderful headline at Drudge:

AHMADINEJAD: 'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11'

Probably nothing, but how I'd love our awesome military to take him out!

Posted by: GregInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:43 PM (B5cM9)

374 Dang,

I have looked into that. A lot of them what people with experience in that branch of law (whatever it is they're in). I've been looking at legal assistant jobs in general, outside family law. I've sent out/applied to 20 jobs at the very least and I'm still waiting to hear back.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:44 PM (gofDd)

375

I just saw a clip of the 3 judges of the Miss America Contest being introduced.  Rush was 3rd and got the biggest applause by far of the three.

My wife gave birth to our 3rd child on March 3rd a long time ago.  While she was in the hospital, I brought her potted hyacinths.  The aroma was incredible and filled the room and part of the maternity floor.  I have brought her hyacinths every Spring thereafter.  I bring home 1 or 2 dozen roses or a mix of mums on a regular basis but never feel obliged to on manufactured holidays.  ie Valentine's or Sweetest day.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at January 31, 2010 07:44 PM (rurh0)

376 Mushy cards?  Oh heck no.  We make fun of the long winded/mushy cards in the store.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 07:44 PM (afWhQ)

377 One that says, "I love you more than life itself even though I occasionally want to throw a frying pan at your head."

"I love you even when I hate you"?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:44 PM (gofDd)

378 369 Yes, he is. He's 28 and will turn 29 in April.

I see. Hmmmm. Steady job? Good character?

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:38 AM (gofDd

Yes and Yes.  He's a broker at Fidelity.  He's an avid hunter, loves the outdoors and sports. He has run marathons and used to race mountain bikes when he was in high school.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:45 PM (Vu6sl)

379 I love you, now get me a beer.

Posted by: Holger at January 31, 2010 07:46 PM (8NGHm)

380 The first Valentines day living together, I woke her up by farting.


It actually ENDED as one of the best days ever, but you never know how they go.

Posted by: theoneandonlyfinn at January 31, 2010 07:46 PM (lV4Fs)

381 I'm looking for the perfect card for my husband.  One that says, "I love you more than life itself even though I occasionally want to throw a frying pan at your head."

Posted by: katya at February 01, 2010 12:42 AM (pJMrn)

I think you've found it.  You can do custom cards.

I actually spent many hours at work one year coming up with cards like that.

Wish I could remember some.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:47 PM (YX6i/)

382 He's a broker at Fidelity.  He's an avid hunter, loves the outdoors and sports. He has run marathons and used to race mountain bikes when he was in high school.

Height?

What state are you in?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:47 PM (gofDd)

383 Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 01, 2010 12:45 AM (Vu6sl)

Ok, 28, a broker, almost perfect....now, let's get real, what's wrong with him? 

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:47 PM (p302b)

384

GregInSeattle, I commented upthread that abablahblah needs to watch more Bond, he shouldn’t pre-announce his plans, gives someone time to do something about it. I say someone because we all know Obama won’t.

 

I wonder what the blow will be? Announcing some sort of oil thing? Crashing the dollar? Launching a nuclear weapon? And why pre-announce anyway, is he hoping people will bow and scrape to him?

 

And, dammit, I have a boyfriend for Valentine’s Day for the first time in 6 years so the bastard better not mess the world up too much on the 11th.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:47 PM (RZ8pf)

385
"I love when we fight, because the make-up sex is great" - hell, I should be writing these things.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:48 PM (JJXZV)

386 385 He's a broker at Fidelity. He's an avid hunter, loves the outdoors and sports. He has run marathons and used to race mountain bikes when he was in high school.

Height?

What state are you in?

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:47 AM (gofDd)

Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 07:48 PM (afWhQ)

387 I used to get the mushy cards & flower bouquets. It's quite nice, except when your roommates all want one of the flowers. Don't think so. 

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 07:48 PM (zmiSr)

388 ""oh I agree with you.  I think flowers and a nice dinner out, not necessarily on that day are just fine.  In college a boyfriend cooked for me.  He made me breakfast for dinner cause all he could cook were pancakes and that was one of the nicest valentines days i've ever had cause he gave me part of himself.""


When I found a woman who thought like that I married her.

Posted by: Berserker at January 31, 2010 07:50 PM (gWHrG)

389 Miss 80s - maybe this year, Kratos will send you virtual hugs.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:50 PM (ZLN2+)

390 Go long in oil and gold!  Short the dollar!  It's coming, it's coming!

Posted by: Glenn Beck at January 31, 2010 07:50 PM (B5cM9)

391 "Congratulations, Son on your engagement.  Your Mother and I were convinced you were gay."

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:51 PM (YX6i/)

392

Well, genghis is an AoSHQ moron, so I suspect his idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day gift is a hobo hunt and a val-u-rite bender. With bacon for breakfast.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:51 PM (RZ8pf)

393 my friend went on a date with a guy from match.com the other night.  She was like "why do people lie about themselves when they know you will eventually meet them and right away see that they lied?"

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:51 PM (p302b)

394 PGIS - he's probably reading this thread tonight, trying to get an idea of what things you like so he can surprise you ;-) I mean, if I were he, I would do that, if I were a guy.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:52 PM (ZLN2+)

395

"why do people lie about themselves when they know you will eventually meet them and right away see that they lied?"

 

Because people are stupid?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:53 PM (RZ8pf)

396 385 He's a broker at Fidelity.  He's an avid hunter, loves the outdoors and sports. He has run marathons and used to race mountain bikes when he was in high school.

Height?

What state are you in?

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:47 AM (gofDd)

We live in Utah. I know you girls like your guys tall, so unfortunately, he's only 5'10".  He has me to blame for that, because I'm only 5'8". Oh well, it sucks for us short guys.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:53 PM (Vu6sl)

397
a hobo hunt and a val-u-rite bender. With bacon for breakfast.

Oh baby, talk dirty to me.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:53 PM (JJXZV)

398 "394 "Congratulations, Son on your engagement.  Your Mother and I were convinced you were gay."

Posted by: Editor at February 01, 2010 12:51 AM (YX6i/)"

OMG you need to warn us not to take a swig of tea before reading your comment, now it is all over everything...that was funny and so true, so true...

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:53 PM (p302b)

399 Although, not willing to move out of state unless it's to Texas or FL. And only if I have a job secured.

Yeah I know Cali is going down the crapper, but it's still home.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:54 PM (gofDd)

400

Sassypants, so are you saying I should drop copious hints here about what possible things I would like for Valentine’s Day?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 07:54 PM (RZ8pf)

401 "why do people lie about themselves when they know you will eventually meet them and right away see that they lied?"

Amen!

Posted by: Woman 10 years older, 25 lbs heavier than pic at January 31, 2010 07:54 PM (B5cM9)

402 392 Miss 80s - maybe this year, Kratos will send you virtual hugs.

I can just see it now: "To the Consort of Hades, Mistress of Pain, Devourer of Souls..."

/Right now, he's trying to figure out a good concept pic of whatever type of creature I am. Does that count as a hug (from him)??

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 07:54 PM (zmiSr)

403

We live in Utah. I know you girls like your guys tall, so unfortunately, he's only 5'10".  He has me to blame for that, because I'm only 5'8". Oh well, it sucks for us short guys.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 01, 2010 12:53 AM (Vu6sl)

5'10" is tall.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 07:54 PM (afWhQ)

404 403 I'm saying it wouldn't hurt.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:55 PM (ZLN2+)

405 I know you girls like your guys tall, so unfortunately, he's only 5'10".

My ex was 5'11" so I haven't really stuck hard to my height requirement.

Something about Utah makes the people there hot. The Mormons? The water?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 07:56 PM (gofDd)

406
5'10" is tall.

Especially in heels.


What?

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:56 PM (JJXZV)

407 399 ...I know you girls like your guys tall, so unfortunately, he's only 5'10".  He has me to blame for that, because I'm only 5'8". Oh well, it sucks for us short guys.

Look on the bright side--he's taller than Claude Rains, poor fellow.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 07:56 PM (zmiSr)

408 So, how many people think there will be more kids named Ayla than Malia?

Posted by: Editor at February 01, 2010 12:24 AM (YX6i/)

I think there's a variable in there that will go unmentioned.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 31, 2010 07:56 PM (EhlQq)

409 I live in Brownia?  You've gotta be shit'n me.

Posted by: profligatewaste at January 31, 2010 07:57 PM (b3rrc)

410 What I think, Miss 80s, is that it would be fun if you both could meet in person. Or at least try to have a conversation via Skype. Do you live at all close to each other? I get the feeling that he's using all this crazy Greek god stuff as a cover for wanting to get to know you, and because he might be a little socially awkward (read: retarded) from watching so much Skinemax flicks throughout the day, this is the way he knows to communicate with you. But maybe he's a really sweet guy deep down under all that fake god crap.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 07:58 PM (ZLN2+)

411 406

We live in Utah. I know you girls like your guys tall, so unfortunately, he's only 5'10".  He has me to blame for that, because I'm only 5'8". Oh well, it sucks for us short guys.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at February 01, 2010 12:53 AM (Vu6sl)

5'10" is tall.

Posted by: soulpile at February 01, 2010 12:54 AM (afWhQ)

From what I've been reading here, unless my memory is failing me, which it is, it seems like all the women want their men to be a minimum of 6' feet tall. 

 

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 07:58 PM (Vu6sl)

412

I think there's a variable in there that will go unmentioned.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 01, 2010 12:56 AM (EhlQq)

Yeah - I thought about that, too, but will remain unmentioned, even now.

Posted by: Editor at January 31, 2010 07:58 PM (YX6i/)

413
I can just see it now: "To the Consort of Hades, Mistress of Pain, Devourer of Souls..."

/Right now, he's trying to figure out a good concept pic of whatever type of creature I am. Does that count as a hug (from him)??

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 01, 2010 12:54 AM (zmiSr)

Wait, I see that woman on the covers of all the beauty magazines now. Well, her and her he-man arms.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 07:58 PM (bgcml)

414 dropping hints can backfire.  My friend was trying to hint to her hubby that she wanted them to buy a new car and they could make it their present to one another for all the holidays all year and she hinted around Valentine's day.  On Valentine's day she opened up a nice collection of matchbox cars that he had brought on ebay and were collector's items.  he had gone crazy to find them and she just laughed out loud.  She said to him "i guess I need to brush up on my communication skills".  And he was very cute.  he said, "I'm still going to give you presents on all the other holidays."

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 07:58 PM (p302b)

415
Wuxia movies dubbed into spanish are freaking hilarious.  Watching The Three Swordsmen on Telemundo, just for the lulz.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 07:59 PM (JJXZV)

416 my friend went on a date with a guy from match.com the other night.  She was like "why do people lie about themselves when they know you will eventually meet them and right away see that they lied?"

Posted by: curious at February 01, 2010 12:51 AM (p302b)

Because it gets you elected president?

Posted by: Barack "Chiseled Pecs" Obama at January 31, 2010 08:00 PM (bgcml)

417 From what I've been reading here, unless my memory is failing me, which it is, it seems like all the women want their men to be a minimum of 6' feet tall.

Not me.  My mom might want that for taller grandchildren, but I don't really feel like always coming up to guys' waists.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 08:00 PM (afWhQ)

418 From what I've been reading here, unless my memory is failing me, which it is, it seems like all the women want their men to be a minimum of 6' feet tall.

For me, yeah. I've been surrounded by short men most of my life. I don't like being eye level with men I date. Heels should also not make me the same height as my date. I like the feminine feeling of being smaller than a guy.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:00 PM (gofDd)

419 Conscious - I'm short and I've never liked tall men. I don't like feeling liliputian next to them. Which is why I've always dated guys on the shorter side.

Posted by: Sassypants at January 31, 2010 08:00 PM (ZLN2+)

420 The next Scott Brown? http://www.adamforillinois.com/

Posted by: Uncle Jed at January 31, 2010 08:01 PM (eKgqT)

421 408 I know you girls like your guys tall, so unfortunately, he's only 5'10".

My ex was 5'11" so I haven't really stuck hard to my height requirement.

Something about Utah makes the people there hot. The Mormons? The water?

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:56 AM (gofDd)

It's not the Mormons.  It's just a nice state with low crime, beautiful scenery and all 4 seasons to enjoy.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:01 PM (Vu6sl)

422 Although, not willing to move out of state unless it's to Texas or FL. And only if I have a job secured.

Yeah I know Cali is going down the crapper, but it's still home.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 12:54 AM (gofDd)

IIRC the areas that still have some economic growth are:

DC

Maryland/NoVA

Boston

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2010 08:01 PM (bgcml)

423 413 Do you live at all close to each other?

No idea.

I get the feeling....

No idea about that one, either. He could be one of my FB friends, for-all-I-know.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 08:01 PM (zmiSr)

424 I don't really feel like always coming up to guys' waists.

I dated a guy who was 6'4" and that was admittedly a little too tall. I like em between 6' and 6'3".

May I ask how tall you are?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:02 PM (gofDd)

425 May I ask how tall you are?

5' even.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 08:03 PM (afWhQ)

426 the shorter you are as a girl, the more choices you have.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 08:04 PM (p302b)

427

curious, Batchelor is, was, and ever shall be....fringe....marginalia...a footnote....an obscure refreence.....curiosa.

He's on the MEH network for a good reason:  meh.

He and Savage ought to get together to discuss "macrobiotic foods" --- remembah that?

 

 

Posted by: effinayright at January 31, 2010 08:04 PM (lQRmV)

428 5' even.

Posted by: soulpile at February 01, 2010 01:03 AM (afWhQ)

My 4'11" cousin dated a guy who was 6'5" once. That was an interesting thing to see. We also have family friends where the wife is 5'1" (Chinese) and her husband is 6'5" (dirty Scandi of some sort).

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:05 PM (gofDd)

429 Average height is fine. Besides, height as measurement can be deceiving, because some people look taller or shorter than they really are. For example, I though David Tennant was 6'3, but he's really 6'1. He looks taller due to the fact that he's thin.   

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 08:06 PM (zmiSr)

430 the shorter you are as a girl, the more choices you have.

So true. And the taller girls (5'6"+) hate it when you date taller men.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:07 PM (gofDd)

431 I like Batchelor and he is on 77 wabc online.  I don't see him as fringe.  He has great sources and great guest and you will hear something on his program weeks before the rest of the media even picks it up.  Heck don imus was talking about what a great informative show he has.  Imus' only criticism was that he isn't funny and he isn't.  Although tonight when they were discussing the budget he came really close to a kind of absolutely hysterical sarcasm, if there is such a thing.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 08:07 PM (p302b)

432

Oh Rum, you’ll get a kick out of this, genghis saw my shoe collection and gaped in amazement. His comment “do you actually wear all these shoes?” My reply “Yes, but not all at once of course.”

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 08:08 PM (RZ8pf)

433 i'm 5'3 3/4" and for some reason I attract tall guys.

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 08:09 PM (p302b)

434 Wow, I've been #1 in commenting the last few weeks (except when I was at Disney World). Holy crap, I have no life.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:09 PM (gofDd)

435 PGiS, too funny! Did he think you were kidding about having so many shoes?

curious, I'm 5'4". I seem to attract a lot of guys who are my height or an inch or two taller. Not too many tall guys around here for some reason. Part of it is the Hispanic-Indio population. Not sure why everyone else is so short.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:11 PM (gofDd)

436 Without reading all 400 some odd comments, has anyone mentioned, or read, this yet? Granted, it's from Atlas shrugs, and many think that Pamela goes overboard on a lot of issues. But, if it's true, it's scary and well worth checking out!
http://tinyurl.com/ybzzcsp

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 08:11 PM (mdBef)

437 Here's a picture from a few weeks ago when he was duck hunting.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:11 PM (Vu6sl)

438
602 freaking comments?  Damn rum, push away from the keyboard.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 08:11 PM (JJXZV)

439 #436  so you are a chick magnet for 6'.0 guys and taller. I hope that you are not complaining!

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 08:12 PM (kmgIE)

440 Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 01:09 AM (gofDd)

hahhaha I was right behind you and this week has been incredibly crowded with stuff and more stuff....I come on here for a little sanity...

But seriously, I think the ONT with the element of pure conversation makes post totals higher than you would think.  One ends up almost behaving like one is in a chat room and all those posts are counted. 

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 08:12 PM (p302b)

441 433 So true. And the taller girls (5'6"+) hate it when you date taller men.

I do? *scribbling notes furiously*

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 08:13 PM (zmiSr)

442 When people discuss dating, it's all about dream person versus reality. Nobody can actually fit profile. In all actuality, I think most of us would be disappointed if they did.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 08:14 PM (zmiSr)

443 Here's a picture from a few weeks ago when he was duck hunting.

He's very handsome, conscious.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:15 PM (gofDd)

444

Rum, well I think it was the “wall of shoes” in my closet that was a bit overwhelming for him. Later he saw another stack of shoes elsewhere in my house and said “there are more shoes here” in sort of a bewildered and amazed tone of voice. I’m not sure if he noticed the basket of my Converses in my hall closet or not…

 

Poor guy, I guess he really had no idea.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 08:15 PM (RZ8pf)

445

Conscious, that’s one good looking son you have, you must be very proud.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 31, 2010 08:16 PM (RZ8pf)

446 Can't really say if I attract any type - aside from crazy and pedo (long story).  I'm never in a situation that puts me around the male species at all. 

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 08:17 PM (afWhQ)

447 Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 01, 2010 01:13 AM (zmiSr)

LOL. Maybe I should amend it to 5'9"+. I saw some article somewhere about tall women complaining about us shorties taking the 6' men.

I think the ONT with the element of pure conversation makes post totals higher than you would think.  One ends up almost behaving like one is in a chat room and all those posts are counted.

That's true. And it's probably how I rank so high. I comment on the ONT way more than I do on the daytime threads.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:17 PM (gofDd)

448
Time for bed, snorom.   G'night.

Posted by: Dang Straights at January 31, 2010 08:18 PM (JJXZV)

449 I think it was the “wall of shoes” in my closet that was a bit overwhelming for him.

My dream house would have a room-sized walk in closet with a wall devoted solely for shoes. Actually, I want that fabulous closet Big had built for Carrie in the Sex and City movie.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:19 PM (gofDd)

450 446 Here's a picture from a few weeks ago when he was duck hunting.

He's very handsome, conscious.

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 01:15 AM (gofDd)

Thank you.  He's a great guy. We have an incredible relationship.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:20 PM (Vu6sl)

451 sigh
i can't stand the dating chat anymore
i'm leaving for a while, be back in a bit (maybe)

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 08:21 PM (Gk/wA)

452 conscious, if you live in Utah, how come he hasn't been snapped up?

Posted by: curious at January 31, 2010 08:21 PM (p302b)

453 Conscious, your son looks like a modern-day Viking.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 08:22 PM (afWhQ)

454

When people discuss dating, it's all about dream person versus reality. Nobody can actually fit profile.

Maybe that's what was meant in the "If you can't find Mr. Right, settle for Mr. Good Enough" thread from a few nights back.

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 08:23 PM (pJMrn)

455 AWwww  Comon moronettes. He is just being a smart guy! We do exist!

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 08:25 PM (kmgIE)

456  SaTx, I will be so happy when we take these assholes down.  Everybody says Obama scares the hell out of them but what amazes me is the others that give him and his ilk real power.  Not just Pelosi and Reid but their minions in congress.  The youth guard he and his cronies are trying to build are scary but I think they can only convince other useful idiots.  the informed right will go strait up against them.  The Hitler youth aren't from that long ago and people haven't forgotten those tactics.  I don't think they can pull it off again.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at January 31, 2010 08:26 PM (rurh0)

457

OT the numbskulls keep pluggin away

Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human beings. This term is really their euphemism for the enforced disappearance of persons and their consequent torture. This criminal policy and practice by the Accused constitute Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute establishing the I.C.C.

blah blah blah

Posted by: arhooley at January 31, 2010 08:29 PM (luaIZ)

458 Posted by: arhooley at February 01, 2010 01:29 AM (luaIZ)

I would like to see teh Won and the rest of the Democratic Party tried for treason.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:30 PM (gofDd)

459 455 conscious, if you live in Utah, how come he hasn't been snapped up?

Posted by: curious at February 01, 2010 01:21 AM (p302b)

He was snapped up and married, but his wife all of a sudden decided she wanted be single again. They ended up getting divorced. She's having a difficult time trying to decide what really makes her happy.  I hope that she finds out soon because she's a really nice girl.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:30 PM (Vu6sl)

460 6'3" here

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 08:32 PM (mdBef)

461

I would like to see teh Won and the rest of the Democratic Party tried for treason.

Oh, dream on.

Posted by: katya at January 31, 2010 08:33 PM (pJMrn)

462 If Michael Jackson was a black man (despite the skin color change) shouldn't his kids at least look half black? Because they look full on white to me.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:33 PM (gofDd)

463 6'3" here

Posted by: SaTx at February 01, 2010 01:32 AM (mdBef)

How YOU doin'?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:34 PM (gofDd)

464 #459  I think they will try. The teachers union thinks that they are all powerful. They just might think they can pull it off in big city areas where no one gives a damn anway. These big city teachers are really arrogant these days. they will go nose to nose with you and try to push you out the door.

Posted by: mystry at January 31, 2010 08:35 PM (kmgIE)

465 Posted by: katya at February 01, 2010 01:33 AM (pJMrn)

Well, it is a nice dream.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:35 PM (gofDd)

466 456 Conscious, your son looks like a modern-day Viking.

Posted by: soulpile at February 01, 2010 01:22 AM (afWhQ)

Believe me, he could have been one.  When he played football he was a warrior and on the basketball court he's a terror because he's really quick.  He will go hunting by himself and camp out up in the middle of nowhere for two or three days. We watched Jeremiah Johnson several months ago because he had never seen it.  He said he would have loved to live that kind of life.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:36 PM (Vu6sl)

467

Posted by: wherestherum at February 01, 2010 01:33 AM (gofDd)

I think I read somewhere awhile back that he wasn't the biological father of any of them.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 31, 2010 08:37 PM (EhlQq)

468 I would like to see teh Won and the rest of the Democratic Party tried for treason.

Those Powerline guys say teh Won could have a bright future, which puts me in a bad mood.

Anyway, my dream house would have this shower where I just walk in and everything turns on. Really, I just wander in there. Don't have to make sure the curtain is inside the tub, don't have to scrub myself -- jets of water in all directions and soap coming on me from dispensers. It would be perfect for groggy mornings. Then I get blasted with air to dry off.

Posted by: arhooley at January 31, 2010 08:39 PM (luaIZ)

469 I think I read somewhere awhile back that he wasn't the biological father of any of them.

I remember hearing that, too. Now that I've seen them, I believe that.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:40 PM (gofDd)

470

Italics pixie failed, credit not given to wherestheru

I would like to see teh Won and the rest of the Democratic Party tried for treason.

Those Powerline guys say teh Won could have a bright future, which puts me in a bad mood.

Anyway, my dream house would have this shower where I just walk in and everything turns on. Really, I just wander in there. Don't have to make sure the curtain is inside the tub, don't have to scrub myself -- jets of water in all directions and soap coming on me from dispensers. It would be perfect for groggy mornings. Then I get blasted with air to dry off.

Posted by: arhooley at January 31, 2010 08:41 PM (luaIZ)

471 Anyway, my dream house would have this shower where I just walk in and everything turns on.

I love the showers that have the wide shower heads that act like a waterfall. It just rains the water down on you. It feels so good. The spa I went to had showers like that and it was awesome.

I like glass door showers. I don't like shower curtains.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:42 PM (gofDd)

472 #466
great! How are you?
Did I mention 215# brown hair, steel blue eyes ( think Paul Newman eye color), lol!

Seriously, this Obambi/High School student thing worries me, yes, most adults have begun to see the error of their way in electing this idiot, but, trying to use High School students, most of whom are young and impressionable, to further his agenda, trying to sneak it in under the notice of their parents? We have to stop thi crap, and now!
I'm going to check out our local High Schools to see if this crap is going on there and will do all I can to stop it.

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 08:43 PM (mdBef)

473 So what was the deal with Michael's skin getting so light?  It seems like one rumor was that he was taking certain drugs that had a bleaching effect on the pigment, and the other rumor was that he had a skin disease that caused it.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:43 PM (Vu6sl)

474 not sure about Valentine’s Day; he is after all a guy, so I suspect that he doesn’t even know that’s coming up on the calendar.

Damn.  Thanks for the reminder.  The wife left me a little present in my lunchbox, an ad with a big circle on it.  If I don't get this hint it's hard telling what will happen to me (she's a redhead, so it won't be good).

Posted by: GreenGasEmissions at January 31, 2010 08:44 PM (xa1/W)

475 The spa I went to had showers like that and it was awesome.

You went to a spa? A real spa? Where? Details, details.

Posted by: arhooley at January 31, 2010 08:44 PM (luaIZ)

476 the other rumor was that he had a skin disease

He started that "rumor" himself to defend his bleaching and surgery addictions.

Posted by: arhooley at January 31, 2010 08:45 PM (luaIZ)

477 449 I attract all types, but the unbalanced, unmedicated ones like to hover. Long story here.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 08:46 PM (zmiSr)

478 Did I mention 215# brown hair, steel blue eyes ( think Paul Newman eye color), lol!

Well, hello! Now, are you single?

You went to a spa? A real spa? Where? Details, details.

lol, it was Glen Ivy all the way out in Corona. Awesome, awesome place. Fabulous pedicures, btw. Expensive, but totally worth it. They have some more local locations with less services, but I can't remember where; I'm sure it's on their website.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:47 PM (gofDd)

479 you can get showers like that at Holiday Inn, it's their standard shower head, also, if you want to fork up the money, you can order the shower heads through them, or, just do some online research and order them directly through the manufacturer.

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 08:47 PM (mdBef)

480 I'm visiting my mother and her Stone Age computer is driving me crazy. Good night and see you all on the flip side!

Posted by: arhooley at January 31, 2010 08:48 PM (luaIZ)

481 Seriously, this Obambi/High School student thing worries me, yes, most adults have begun to see the error of their way in electing this idiot, but, trying to use High School students, most of whom are young and impressionable, to further his agenda, trying to sneak it in under the notice of their parents? We have to stop thi crap, and now!
I'm going to check out our local High Schools to see if this crap is going on there and will do all I can to stop it.

Posted by: SaTx at February 01, 2010 01:43 AM (mdBef)

If my kids were still in high school and I found out that crap was going on I would really be pissed and highly motivated to get personally involved to stop it.  I don't think they could get that going in Utah because it's so conservative.  But hey, it only takes one teacher to get it started.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:48 PM (Vu6sl)

482 473 Anyway, my dream house would have this shower where I just walk in and everything turns on...

I saw something like that in a magazine strictly about bathroom remodeling. It was amazing.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 08:48 PM (zmiSr)

483 definitely single!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 08:49 PM (mdBef)

484 Anyway, my dream house would have this shower where I just walk in and everything turns on. Really, I just wander in there. Don't have to make sure the curtain is inside the tub, don't have to scrub myself -- jets of water in all directions and soap coming on me from dispensers. It would be perfect for groggy mornings. Then I get blasted with air to dry off.

Posted by: arhooley at February 01, 2010 01:39 AM (luaIZ)

 

Appears to me that your dream house would be a car wash.

Posted by: Guest at January 31, 2010 08:50 PM (ITzbJ)

485 Re autism-vaccine link, I guess that's confirmation that Imus is a douche, too.

Posted by: ParisParamus at January 31, 2010 08:50 PM (oT1aA)

486 479 the other rumor was that he had a skin disease

He started that "rumor" himself to defend his bleaching and surgery addictions.

Posted by: arhooley at February 01, 2010 01:45 AM (luaIZ)

That explains then why he was so unhealthy both physically and mentally.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 08:51 PM (Vu6sl)

487 definitely single!

Posted by: SaTx at February 01, 2010 01:49 AM (mdBef)

Steady job, good character? Lover of bacon and hobo hunting?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:52 PM (gofDd)

488 489 479 the other rumor was that he had a skin disease

He started that "rumor" himself to defend his bleaching and surgery addictions.

Posted by: arhooley at February 01, 2010 01:45 AM (luaIZ)

Actually, we were trying to get him into politics. His dialect was pretty good, just needed to get the skin tone light enough.

But, all those pesky kiddie issues popped up. Probably not electable, but if he didn't kick off so soon, he seemed to have all the right qualities to be Safe School Czar.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 31, 2010 08:55 PM (tOYCw)

489 ok, so Akeelah and the Bee is a great movie.  Just so you know.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 08:57 PM (afWhQ)

490 Steady Job? hmmmm let me think about that one. Just getting into Real Estate, after being a professional chef for 20 years, and waiting tables at night, thanks to Obambi's great economy. Trying to get out of restaurants totally, to be able to spend time with family and friends. Good Character?  Yes, definitely. With a good head and plans for the future. I'm in the AOSHQ facebook, with a photo.

Lover of bacon? YES!!!! Lover of hobo hunting? YES! But, I like to be sporting about it, I do it with my bow and arrows, from my motorcycle!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 08:58 PM (mdBef)

491 That was running on Disney Channel all weekend. I didn't watch, though.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 08:58 PM (gofDd)

492 Yep.  It just finished.  Finally got to see it and it did not disappoint.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 08:59 PM (afWhQ)

493 Look at the after effects of hundreds of foreign policy experts after trampling hundreds burning paper bags of shit.

Thanks Ace of spades overnight person for revealing this pic for me. Plus some of your links are neat! thanks

Want to get a handle on things?
No, not those things. These things. People dreaming of mass murder over in Jesus land. Over at Pre War Forensics, i am constantly looking out for new ways and places so as we can avoid being dumped in mass graves like all the others.
A service like this though comes at a price. You got any info that could save millions ,you owe it to humanity. Leave a link. Get a gold neon star next to your karma account and get laid to boot. Come on!! One good gal is better than 72 amateurs.

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:00 PM (EiH7n)

494 I used to remodel kitchens and baths some years back. I remember this wild shower that came on the scene that I think they called a walk in shower. The walls were circular and from a top view it kinda of wound around like the inside of a sea shell (conch?). The upside was you didn't need shower doors or curtains, because by the time you got to the center you were surrounded by wall. It was very cool.

Posted by: Berserker at January 31, 2010 09:01 PM (gWHrG)

495 professional chef...bow and arrows, from my motorcycle

SOLD!

Um...what state do you live in?

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:02 PM (gofDd)

496 As I recall, there's the "ultimate shower" with the overhead shower, heads running down the walls on separate sides, plus one shooting up from the floor for total body coverage, that's my dream shower (though I could probably do without the floor thing IFYKWIMAITYD).

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:06 PM (mdBef)

497 Posted by: Berserker at February 01, 2010 02:01 AM (gWHrG)

There were a couple of hotels I stayed in that had like a half shower door. More of a wall really, on the side where the shower head was. It was a little strange since there was no closing it. The water stayed in the shower, but it felt a little too exposed to me.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:09 PM (gofDd)

498 Texas! Between Austin and San Antonio, hence the SaTx

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:10 PM (mdBef)

499 I'm shocked by how many members are on the FB group, although I don't know how everyone knows who's who. The Yahoo group still has more people!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:10 PM (gofDd)

500 It's quiet for 1am.

Oh, SaTX--Hello to a fellow Texan!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:11 PM (zmiSr)

501 Texas! Between Austin and San Antonio, hence the SaTx

Ok. That's it. There has to be something wrong. Too much perfection here. :p

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:13 PM (gofDd)

502 Yes, Michael Jackson's kids are not his.  It's so obvious. 

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 09:14 PM (afWhQ)

503 The bathroom I wanted had this unit. I think it was made by kohler. I want to say it was called the enviro-chamber, or some shit like that. It was an actual unit with glass doors that had a regular tub with removable redwood decking, so it doubled as a sauna, It also had different types of water jets, so you can simulate shit like being in a rain forest and other weird stuff. that was very cool. I think back then it was 10K for that sucker, and thats probably 20 years ago.

Posted by: Berserker at January 31, 2010 09:16 PM (gWHrG)

504 Where has everyone gone?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:21 PM (zmiSr)

505 I approve of the new map because it cuts Chicago off of Illinois.  Good riddance.
I think I still have that issue of Radio-Electronics in a box somewhere.  My wife says I am a packrat, but it may come in handy someday.

Posted by: kurtilator at January 31, 2010 09:24 PM (juh4Z)

506 Hiya Miss80's!

Umm wherestherum... perfection? Lol that's definitely not me! I'm just me! I can be rude, crude and socially unacceptable, or I can fit into society, when I absolutely have to. But, I don't care to. People either love me, or hate me. I don't really care.

The thing that would probably (for you) be wrong is... I'm not 28 to 30.

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:24 PM (mdBef)

507 Did anyone see http://tinyurl.com/yawkpl4? If you did not know better, which one would you think was president?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:25 PM (zmiSr)

508

"The moves, which include the sales of anti-missile systems to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, are designed to deter Iran from launching attacks against its Sunni Muslim neighbors and to send a message to Israel that a preemptive strike against Iran is unnecessary.

The deployments come as President Obama enters a new phase in efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program after the failure of a diplomatic offensive. Washington is anxious to get a tough new round of U.N. sanctions against Tehran, something that China and Russia have shown little interest in backing."

http://tinyurl.com/yeehah8

Fox is spinning this as protection for Arab Sunni states against Iran, but it is really protection for Iran against an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear weapons capability.

Iran hasn't overtly threatened other Muslim states with it's hope of obtaining nuclear weapons, but Israel has been directly threatened in this manner by Iran.

This isn't Obama "upping the ante against Iran",  it is Obama upping the ante against Israel.

Compared to a rocket, an Israeli jet strike fighter is "parked" in the sky compared to a missile when you are targeting it with an anti-missle system like the Patriot.

http://tinyurl.com/yag8wc2

Posted by: Speller at January 31, 2010 09:27 PM (o0R2E)

509 I am re-reading Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. The paraellels Obama has with Wilson and FDR are disturbing....as is the fact that much of the nasty US history under those two leaders has pretty much been whitewashed.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at January 31, 2010 09:29 PM (n9k8q)

510 But, I drive a Jeep Wrangler! That must count for something, right?

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:29 PM (mdBef)

511 510 Did anyone see http://tinyurl.com/yawkpl4? If you did not know better, which one would you think was president?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 01, 2010 02:25 AM (zmiSr)

Great link.  I hope the elder Bush told Obama he needs to quit blaming everyone else and start taking ownership of the problems he's face. Yeah, like that's going to happen.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 09:30 PM (Vu6sl)

512 But, I drive a Jeep Wrangler! That must count for something, right?

LOL, as long as you're under 40...

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:32 PM (gofDd)

513 Gotta love this part-

""President Bush 41 has been unhappy about the GOP's harsh personal attacks on Obama, just as he was critical of ugly Democratic comments about his eldest son, President Bush 43.""


Um..oh senile one, you're standing with a pos that is STILL pushing those "ugly Democratic comments" about your son. Let him fucking burn.



Posted by: Berserker at January 31, 2010 09:34 PM (gWHrG)

514 514 510 But Bush 41 is wearing a tie, & Obama isn't. Yes, he looks much more frail than Obama [obviously]--but he also appears more presidential. It's the posture, & something else I can't quite describe. 

I guess it is a social call if he only brought Jeb along with him. They say that no one knows what the 3 of them discussed. [FTR, I don't think it's any political conspiracy, but Bush 41 must have said something interesting.]



Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:35 PM (zmiSr)

515 Miss'80sBaby, ugh, so depressing. One of my biggest pet peeves about Obama. The worst is when he gives press conferences without a tie. Put a damn tie on, you f-ing commie!

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 09:35 PM (HqFA1)

516 I'm amazed at the fortitude of Bush Sr. to not shake the One silly for all the trouble he's given us.  I like the end of that article where they have to point out some picture of Bush Jr sans jacket in the Oval Office.  oooh... les enfants terrible!

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 09:36 PM (afWhQ)

517 "something else I can't quite describe"

class?

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 09:37 PM (HqFA1)

518 516 Actually, he has been acting really senile whenever you see him in public anymore. Sometimes I think he's rather confused (& I don't mean that in a nasty way).

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:37 PM (zmiSr)

519 Now see this: http://tinyurl.com/yagzprg
(Forget about the tie & read the caption.)

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:38 PM (zmiSr)

520 Oh, crap, I broke the blog.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:41 PM (zmiSr)

521 Hey SaTx, my blog is in Texas. It's out back in the tree house in the secret cubby hole where we keep the smokes, nudie poker cards and the True Detective mags.

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:41 PM (EiH7n)

522 Well, that's the deal breaker, for you, I guess. Nope, sorry, not under 40   Unless you mean pants length, then it's 36! With a 33" waist.

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:41 PM (mdBef)

523 i fixed it

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:41 PM (EiH7n)

524

Commies don't where ties:

http://tinyurl.com/y9p7ujm

Posted by: Speller at January 31, 2010 09:42 PM (o0R2E)

525 i just fixed it, who broke it again?

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:42 PM (EiH7n)

526 524 Hey SaTx, my blog is in Texas. [...]

The cat inside the canary cage pic is great!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:43 PM (zmiSr)

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:44 PM (EiH7n)

528 Bush 43 looks so old now that he's out of office. I bet he's relieved to be done with being president. The man has more moral conviction and fortitude than the poser who's there right now.

The tie thing doesn't really bother me that much in the scheme of things. But it does prove to me that teh Won has no respect for the office and sees it only as a way to increase his celebrity status.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:44 PM (gofDd)

529 Well, that's the deal breaker, for you, I guess. Nope, sorry, not under 40 Unless you mean pants length, then it's 36! With a 33" waist. How you doin'?

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at January 31, 2010 09:44 PM (yNGHa)

530 thanks, i stole the pic myself

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:44 PM (EiH7n)

531 DB! Hi!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 09:45 PM (gofDd)

532 518 Miss'80sBaby, ugh, so depressing. One of my biggest pet peeves about Obama. The worst is when he gives press conferences without a tie. Put a damn tie on, you f-ing commie!

Posted by: Adrian at February 01, 2010 02:35 AM (HqFA1)

I can't stand how he attempts to look "so cool" by jogging up or down the steps to Air Force One without using the railing.  I can't wait for the day that he trips and falls on his ass in front of the TV cameras.  It's the same when he jogs up or down the stairs to a stage.  He puts his fists together and does that "I'm cooler than shit" jog, look at me!

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 09:45 PM (Vu6sl)

533 Hi WTR! How's life treating you?

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at January 31, 2010 09:47 PM (yNGHa)

534 Such harsh judgments on fleeting follies on the tie thing..Even with a tie he'll lie anyways.

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:49 PM (EiH7n)

535 524
Well, thanks for the info, quite googleable. Not quite sure what to think of your blog, yet. Not many posts there yet, and some of your ideas are... shall we say, interesting?

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:49 PM (mdBef)

536

FIRST!!!!

ugggh, i'm tired

Posted by: you haters at January 31, 2010 09:49 PM (zDr90)

537 531 GWB's probably still worried about the troops, though. Rush also quoted 43 as saying that Obama was "in over his head". He probably is relieved to no longer be in the spotlight, though.

The tie = respect, is what I understand. I could forgive Obama doing without it somewhat if I hadn't also seen pics of him throwing a football, eating pizza, etc in the Oval. On a more trite note, I've seen many actors go sans-tie & no one can pull it off.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:51 PM (zmiSr)

538 Thanks, my writing is different cause of the sking accident. The most important things are the results of research with links .

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:51 PM (EiH7n)

539 535 I can't stand how he attempts to look "so cool" by jogging up or down the steps to Air Force One without using the railing. [...]

Gerald Ford moment!

He reminds me of a young person who thinks they're immortal & untouchable.

Anyway, not trying to bring down the thread; just thought I would share the contrast pic.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 09:53 PM (zmiSr)

540

540  when he let tony hawk skateboard in the white house he should have been evicted

btw, i still say lady gaga is teh hawt!!

Posted by: you haters at January 31, 2010 09:54 PM (zDr90)

541 oops, my lady gaga sock

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 31, 2010 09:56 PM (zDr90)

542 541 Thanks, my writing is different cause of the sking accident. The most important things are the results of research with links .

Posted by: quite googleable at February 01, 2010 02:51 AM (EiH7n)

If I may ask, what kind of skiing accident were you involved in?

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 09:57 PM (Vu6sl)

543 Urg.  Night all.  The ONT has definitely turned me into a zombie.

Posted by: soulpile at January 31, 2010 09:58 PM (afWhQ)

544 Miss 80's the last pic of the former President (sans tie) wasn't taken in the Oval  Office and wasn't while he was President though. Big difference. He's twice the man that Bambi will ever be. I didn't agree with all that he did, but, Thank God he, not algore or kerry was in office for the past 8 years! Eve without the tie, he still looks much more "presidential" than Obambi ever could!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 09:58 PM (mdBef)

545 One time the CIA monitored my site for days. It was easy to get the IP address and trace it. Probably some guy left his browser open over the weekend just goofing around. Maybe they are bored and think i'm a villain up to no good malarkey.ha i'm pre war, not pro war.

Posted by: quite googleable at January 31, 2010 09:59 PM (EiH7n)

546 544 oops, my lady gaga sock

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 01, 2010 02:56 AM (zDr90)

NCJ, as I said earlier in the thread, I believe hawt trumps stupid for at least 6 hours, after that not so much.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 09:59 PM (Vu6sl)

547 So our romance is over, already, wherestherum?

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 10:00 PM (mdBef)

548

Good night, Soulpile!

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 10:00 PM (Vu6sl)

549 547 Oh, I know; just didn't want anyone to compare the 2 pics. Sorry--the point was the award. My mistake.

I absolutely agree on all other points! It would be great to run into him the next time I go to Dallas--I would like to shake his hand.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 10:01 PM (zmiSr)

550 I absolutely agree on all other points! It would be great to run into him the next time I go to Dallas--I would like to shake his hand.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at February 01, 2010 03:01 AM (zmiSr)

I just hope that he realizes there are a lot of people wishing he was still our President.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at January 31, 2010 10:04 PM (Vu6sl)

551 549  so true

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 31, 2010 10:05 PM (zDr90)

552 I'd love to run into him sometime and Thank him for all that he did for our country. 8 years, no attacks after 911. One year of Bambi and 3 attacks, already???

Yeah,
Thanks 52%
/sarc

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 10:07 PM (mdBef)

553 Good night, soulpile!

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at February 01, 2010 02:47 AM (yNGHa)

It could be better, but I'm hanging on, to be honest, lol. Just trying to find a job and get back on my feet again. How are you? I hope things are going well.

So our romance is over, already, wherestherum?

'Fraid so, SaTx. If you lived in Cali I could overlook the age.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:09 PM (gofDd)

554 553 I just hope that he realizes there are a lot of people wishing he was still our President.

I wonder if he does.

He must also be concerned about his parents, as they are getting up-in-years. His grandparents lived into their 90s, though, so there's that.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 10:10 PM (zmiSr)

555 I got to see Bush 43 the first time I went to DC. I wish I'd gotten the chance to meet him. Instead I got to stand in the press area of the WH while he walked out to Marine One. That was a cool day. I have pictures of it.

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:11 PM (gofDd)

556 Or, you could move to Tx!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 10:11 PM (mdBef)

557 558 Could you post the pics? Or did you once, because I seem to remember that.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 10:12 PM (zmiSr)

558

556  another day, another broken heart

maybe kratos is right about you

Posted by: navycopjoe at January 31, 2010 10:13 PM (zDr90)

559 "The tie = respect, is what I understand. I could forgive Obama doing without it somewhat if I hadn't also seen pics of him throwing a football, eating pizza, etc in the Oval."

Exactly. If he were a decent, respectful man, I couldn't care less. But it's on top of all the other things, you just know he doesn't care beyond his own ego.

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 10:15 PM (HqFA1)

560 It could be better, but I'm hanging on, to be honest, lol. Just trying to find a job and get back on my feet again. How are you? I hope things are going well. I'll be keeping a good thought for you, Doll. You're smart; you'll find something. I'm just meh. Putting off packing for another trip to Seattle. My travel schedule is killing me right now.

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at January 31, 2010 10:16 PM (yNGHa)

561 561 556  another day, another broken heart

maybe kratos is right about you


Does that make Rum the real Consort of Hades?

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (zmiSr)

562 oh, and WTR, I am gonna watch the dollhouse finale soon. Having never seen Epitaph One, I expect to be bewildered. But whatevs, the last few episodes have been great, I wish there would have been more Summer, but what can you do.

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 10:18 PM (HqFA1)

563 And by the way, that "new 50 states" thing will NEVER pass, We in Tx have the right to divide into 5 separate states, if WE so choose (not to mention the right to secede!) but, try, go ahead and try, to force us to separate without our consent!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 10:19 PM (mdBef)

564 Or, you could move to Tx!

I want to, but probably not for another couple of years. I already moved cross country and back within a short period. I ain't moving again until I'm good and ready. Or the Rock asks me to marry him.

I'll be keeping a good thought for you, Doll. You're smart; you'll find something.

I'm just meh. Putting off packing for another trip to Seattle. My travel schedule is killing me right now.

Thanks, DB. I appreciate it. How often have you been in Seattle recently? You should say hi to the Seattle morons!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:22 PM (gofDd)

565 Having never seen Epitaph One, I expect to be bewildered.

It does pick up where Epitaph One left off, but it doesn't expand on Epitaph One. If you can, watch Epitaph One, although it doesn't really explain anything. I thought the finale should have been 2 hours because so much happened and the series was wrapped up, but some of the loose ends weren't tied very neatly.

80sbaby, here's one: http://tinypic.com/r/akinpe/6

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:25 PM (gofDd)

566 Here's your invitation!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 10:27 PM (mdBef)

567 G'night all!

Posted by: SaTx at January 31, 2010 10:29 PM (mdBef)

568 Hang in there, T-bag.

Posted by: Foaming Pipe Snake at January 31, 2010 10:30 PM (P7O+I)

569 568 80sbaby, here's one:

Thanks, Rum!

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at January 31, 2010 10:31 PM (zmiSr)

570 No prob, 80sbaby.

I'm off to dreamland, peeps. Good night!

Posted by: wherestherum at January 31, 2010 10:36 PM (gofDd)

571 good night, all!

Posted by: Adrian at January 31, 2010 10:37 PM (HqFA1)

572 575 What does it mean not to move firewood?

We don't need no trucks; let the mother f**ker burn!

Posted by: Smoky the Bear at January 31, 2010 10:53 PM (JZa9d)

573 ok back
is dating chat over?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 11:08 PM (Gk/wA)

574 hmm it looks like all chat is over

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 11:11 PM (Gk/wA)

575      What would be the capitol of the Great Basin? Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. There would be some great debates in the Assembly.

Posted by: dougo at January 31, 2010 11:13 PM (7H5XM)

576 it would be Las Vegas
merchants of sin win out over the do-gooders every day

Posted by: chemjeff at January 31, 2010 11:16 PM (Gk/wA)

577 576 

song reference  (way over played in its day)

Posted by: Smoky the Bear at January 31, 2010 11:16 PM (JZa9d)

578 so do we have to take on the dumbass washington state population here in alaska?

Posted by: hanan at February 01, 2010 12:01 AM (FxMg1)

579 To chop up the states seems like to much trouble.  Secession would be the way to go.

Posted by: Case at February 01, 2010 01:05 AM (0K+Kw)

580

Hell yeah, I love that map.  DO IT NOW! 

 

Posted by: west michigan resident at February 01, 2010 01:06 AM (8Ev54)

581

Good Morning Morons

Nice interesting stuff on the ONT last night. The map is interesting but there is a reason the States and the electorial college are the way they are.  We have already screwed up voting for the Senate, lets not screw up the rest. Hopefully some day we will be able to turn around the Washington power grab. Probably have to repeal the 14th amendment and reconfigure the Supreme Court though.

I got 6 out of 10 of those "eras". Most of them had some kind of "trick" question buried in it designed to make you miss it.  I detest tests like that.

The Radio Electronics mag brings back memories. I used to get that mag and Popular Electronics. Also, in the previous decade a popular "mag" was the annual Allied Radio catalog.  That was up until they got bought out by Tandy/Radio Shack. Then they turned to shit.  

I'll be in and out today. Got a dental appointment at 09:00.

Posted by: Vic at February 01, 2010 02:01 AM (QrA9E)

582 Pashtuns in homo-denial? With the Taliban breathing down their necks, no kidding.

Breitbart features a story from Lance Corporal Justin Blancas, Marine 21st Battalion, 6th Regiment Alpha Company's 2nd Platoon.

"I have already made my peace with God because this war is different, it's not conventional," the 23-year-old bespectacled Chicago native says."These Taliban have learned their lesson. They adapt as fast as we do, but we are bound by our strict rules. They are not," he adds, panting after a 100-metre dash for cover behind an abandoned mud house."It can be a death run like this every day."


Posted by: maverick muse at February 01, 2010 02:05 AM (+CLh/)

583 Mornin! Morons!

What is in store for this week?

We shall see...

Posted by: Mjim at February 01, 2010 02:36 AM (V8B//)

584

Not much going on the news today. Looks like they are hiding everything. The "deficit" seems to be the big thing at Fox.

Obama's budget submitted as one of the biggest deficits in history (if not the biggest). It includes spending and "tax cuts" that have not been approved by congress yet.

I say "tax cuts" because they are either BS that will not happen like the "new hire credit" or they are nothing but more welfare programs labeled as a tax cut like the "making work pay" BS. You can call stuff like this and EIC a tax cut but it is still nothing more than welfare.

Posted by: Vic at February 01, 2010 02:36 AM (QrA9E)

585 Last night Batchelor talked about the budget.  He and his guests could barely contain themselves.  It's something like 4X's GWB worst budget and for that budget the left wouldn't shut up.  Think it boggles Batchelor's mind how they are so quiet now.   They were sort of in "hysterical sarcasm" mode last night.

Posted by: curious at February 01, 2010 03:06 AM (p302b)

586 This morning morning Joe had on Orzag, the WH budget director.  Hope they put the clip up.  Orzag looks like a wet behind the ears kid but his redeeming quality according to Joe is that he is "a little bit country".  Right after they had clips of "jersey shore".   It's hard to believe that these jersey shore people actually exist.  Never saw the show until the clips.  Why is this so wildly popular.  They showed some girl crying cause she was punched in the mouth and thought she lost her teeth.  Didn't see if she was punched by a guy or a girl but sheesh what a train wreck and what an innsult to all Italian Americans.  What they are either these people or mobsters.  Guess Italians like Justice Scalia are supposed to be considered an anomaly.

Posted by: curious at February 01, 2010 03:11 AM (p302b)

587 This kind of map would certainly make Alaska secede, part of the moonbat Olympia, what kind of nutty insanity is that, and why are we going by 2000
numbers in 2010

Posted by: ian cormac at February 01, 2010 03:16 AM (EKsuG)

588 I'll be calling my state rep and others today to pressure them to end Paul Kirk's term.

Posted by: fluffy, masshole at February 01, 2010 03:20 AM (4Kl5M)

589

Great article over at NRO on how we got where we are at beginning in the early 1900s.

 

Posted by: Vic at February 01, 2010 03:31 AM (QrA9E)

590 There so many articles here this morning just going to post the general link.

Posted by: curious at February 01, 2010 03:41 AM (p302b)

591 Don Lancaster, that brings back memories.

I still have a copy of that issue somewhere.

Lancaster is still going strong BTW.

Posted by: Rich at February 01, 2010 03:55 AM (bH0Os)

592 well that was fun

Posted by: Holger at February 01, 2010 04:11 AM (8NGHm)

593
I see that Chicago and the collar counties are a state by themselves, along with Gary and East Chicago. But if the city can't suck money from downstate, there's no way it can survive.

Another problem with these metropolitan states is that you'd have three layers of government - municipal, county, and state - all superimposed on the one place. That's two too many. Any reform would either have to break up the city into neighborhoods, each government by its own mini-government, or simply eliminate at least one layer of government altogether. While that's an excellent idea, I just can't see it happening.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 01, 2010 04:46 AM (VrNoa)

594 I have but one request concerning the new 50: Can Willamette marshall forces and make war upon S.F. Bay? I would gladly sell the enslaved population to Mojave for a mere pittance.

Posted by: Julius Caesar at February 01, 2010 04:54 AM (C39a6)

595 Why do the names of the states change when I click to enlarge it?

Posted by: Just Wondering in N. New England at February 01, 2010 05:53 AM (cQyWA)

596 Is this the Ace of Spades, Pashtun Region?

Posted by: Uniball at February 01, 2010 05:57 AM (27iEn)

597 Love It that the map just dropped most of Moron Co* Ca into the ocean. [*Marin Co, for those of you in the Real World]

Posted by: Faye Kinnit at February 01, 2010 06:12 AM (l1oyw)

598 As resident of The Great State of Lincoln, I proudly cheer on our state team, the Fightin' Splitters.

Posted by: Hucklebuck at February 01, 2010 08:01 AM (oQLnX)

599 Once again people show their ignorance of American history.  The reason there are two Houses of Congress is precisely because people were concerned about some states having a lot more people than others.  The big populations states wanted Congresspersons based upon population, because laws would affect more citizens in those states.  The small population states wanted equal representations so that the majority doesn't overwhelm the minority, giving the small states no say at all.   Both arguments had equal weight of being correct.  The Compromise are the two Houses of Congress.  States are equal to each other, so yes, the small state of New Hampshire has every right to influence government as the big state of Texas, which is done in the Senate.  However, populations do matter so Texas does have a right to give more say in matters that affect its large population, which is done in the House of Representatives.

As Winston Churchill said: "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried."

Posted by: hadsil at February 01, 2010 08:20 AM (mzBaW)

600 "As Winston Churchill said: 'Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.'"

He also said that the best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

Posted by: crosspatch at February 01, 2010 08:49 AM (ZbLJZ)

601 yeah, and so what, we change the state's boundries every time there's a population shift? Stupid idea. The United States was created with the idea that the urban areas should not bully the "flyover country". I happen to like it the way it is, and I doubt it will change in the next century or 2.

Posted by: ms. docweasel at February 01, 2010 08:50 AM (kgwdA)

602 Uh, what now? Boxer, Feinstein and Pelosi are all from Nor Cal, honey. Last I checked Republican Orange County is down here. San Fran gets all the money.

Its the urban vs rural divide. Sacramento votes for freaks (I don't consider San Fran part of northern cali, for the record) but the rest of northern california is rural and opposed to the spending and the left.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 01, 2010 10:13 AM (PQY7w)

603

Re: Are Most Afghan Men on the Down Low!?

These people are so despicably ignorant, dysfunctional, and backward, it defies logic.

The U.S. Army medic also told members of the research unit that she and her colleagues had to explain to a local man how to get his wife pregnant.

The report said: “When it was explained to him what was necessary, he reacted with disgust and asked, ‘How could one feel desire to be with a woman, who God has made unclean, when one could be with a man, who is clean? Surely this must be wrong.’”

The report also detailed a disturbing practice in which older “men of status” keep young boys on hand for sexual relationships. One of the country’s favorite sayings, the report said, is “women are for children, boys are for pleasure.”

Well, if having to explain the reproductive process to a grown man is any indication, they don’t know much about that “women are for children” shit.

In muslim “culture” women and girls are for raping and treating like doormats, too.

Though U.S. troops are commonly taught in training for Afghanistan that the “effeminate characteristics” of Pashtun men are “normal” and not an indicator of homosexuality, the report said U.S. forces should not “dismiss” the unique version of homosexuality that is actually practiced in the region “out of desire to avoid western discomfort.”

Otherwise, the report said, Westerners could “risk failing to comprehend an essential social force underlying Pashtun culture.”

Yeah, let’s not discuss the “Western discomfort” at the gamut of unsavory Islamic-inspired behavior. Consensual sex between adults is one thing; hypocrisy, pedophilia, and misogynist brutality, are another.

Instead of wasting money and effort on the “study” of quirky muslim sexual habits, convince them to treat their female population with respect. And while they're at it, keep the focus on killing the muslim terrorist bastards we went over there to fight.


 

Posted by: SFC MAC at February 01, 2010 01:09 PM (/9h7Q)

604 Love the idea of not being in the same state as LA anymore but without moving.

Posted by: h0mi at February 01, 2010 01:53 PM (0f5+I)

605 If they could just carve out NY District 13 seperately and call it something like "Reaganistan", I'd be happy enough and just overlook the rest of the mess that map represents

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