November 28, 2006

Palestinians Proudly Display New Civilian Killing Weapon; No Mention of the "T" Word
— Ace

Experts, schmexperts. If the Palestinians don't call a poorly-aimed rocket only useful for area attacks on major civilian populations a "terrorist" weapon, then who are the AP or Reuters to quibble with them over word choice?

Posted by: Ace at 12:56 PM | Comments (275)
Post contains 62 words, total size 1 kb.

1

Those things don't look like they coild hit the side of a barn.


Posted by: CAD Daddy at November 28, 2006 01:02 PM (U6x6j)

2

That would be could hit the side of a barn.


Sheesh.


Posted by: CAD Daddy at November 28, 2006 01:04 PM (U6x6j)

3 O/T

more Borat hating

From the New Yorker?

Sums it up right for me. What a jackass that Cohen guy is.

Posted by: hobgoblin at November 28, 2006 01:15 PM (p1s9n)

4 It looks like a bad war movie prop. I want to see them test fire it.

Posted by: RobG at November 28, 2006 01:20 PM (MTu19)

5

We can only hope that, on their side, work related injuries will increase.


I tend to think they're not, you know, rocket scientists.


Posted by: harrison at November 28, 2006 01:33 PM (72QLY)

6 I'm still lookin' for the real kilers. Maybe it's these guys?

Posted by: OJ at November 28, 2006 01:42 PM (SxR3N)

7 Off-topic:

The Colonel and his fembots get snippy with Nigerian airport security.

Posted by: sandy burger at November 28, 2006 01:52 PM (K2rlS)

8 Looks like a bunch of rounds for a real rocket launcher stuffed into a regular tube, by a group of HALO players.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 02:22 PM (QTv8u)

9 Sandy,

I like how the Nigerians negotiate. Reminds me of King Lear.

Posted by: hobgoblin at November 28, 2006 02:37 PM (p1s9n)

10

Judge rules paper money unfair to blind people


http://www.foxnews.com 


Posted by: Paulitics at November 28, 2006 03:34 PM (BPwgd)

11 Please -- $20 coins!!!

Posted by: The Counterfeiters at November 28, 2006 03:53 PM (1WIsD)

12 Happy days are here again!

Posted by: The Tool & Die Makers at November 28, 2006 03:54 PM (1WIsD)

13 The 3in1 missile launcher is the "Carter II". A big improvement over the "Carter I" which had the exit on the other end.

Posted by: eman at November 28, 2006 03:55 PM (FWrFx)

14 This isn't fair.

Posted by: The Piggy Banks at November 28, 2006 03:56 PM (1WIsD)

15 Clinton judicial appointees - "the gift that keeps on giving".

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2006 03:59 PM (1WIsD)

16

Why do farts stink?


So deaf people can enjoy them, too.


Posted by: Paulitics at November 28, 2006 04:05 PM (BPwgd)

17 A few questions:

1. Will the leftists attempt to have these banned like cluster munitions when many fail to detonate.

2. Will they require them to paint the warhead yellow?

3. If we could supply the Pals with depleted uranium warheads, would the left make any noises?

Posted by: Aaron at November 28, 2006 04:23 PM (exWW/)

18 That triple launcher looks like a bunch of RPG's stuck in tubes.

That aside, I love how random photos sent to news organs by terrorists are published automatically as important news, but credible information and photos from the US armed forces are dismissed as government propaganda.

Posted by: Dr. Savage George at November 28, 2006 04:25 PM (hRmHi)

19 Did you even scan your link? Those guys are all wearing uniforms, and otherwise appear to be legal combatants. So, what makes them so clearly terrorists (and what makes that nomeclature so important--are we gonna invade)? I guess, these days, unless you're military is high tech and you claim to do your damnedest to avoid civilian casualties (which are nevertheless unavoidable), then you're a terrorist. And to think: just yesterday wingers everywhere were caterwauling about some of the media's failure to apply a narrow definition of "civil war."

I propose a compromise: some Palestinians engage in terrorism (just not these guys) and some parts of Iraq are in civil war.

I do have to admit, though, that I'm becoming quite fond of the Headline/Caption School of Winger Media Criticism. It takes parsing to whole new level.

Posted by: John Swansboro at November 28, 2006 09:26 PM (0rW+Y)

20 So, what makes them so clearly terrorists

Randomly firing rockets into civilian areas? Of course the vest bombers always walk up to their targets in such "uniforms" too.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 28, 2006 09:29 PM (1WIsD)

21 Buying a gi, a ski mask, one shuriken (the shitty ones that are basicaly just cool looking nails) and tabi boots didn't make me a ninja.

I know that for absolute truth.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 09:37 PM (QTv8u)

22 Those guys are all wearing uniforms, and otherwise appear to be legal combatants.

Just like a lib to base his entire argument on the appearance of a few guys in coordinated outfits at a photo shoot. Clue for you, John - not all illegal combatants are terrorists, but all terrorists are by definition illegal combatants.

Posted by: geoff at November 28, 2006 09:38 PM (2d9Ny)

23 You will also notice,they dont' tend to wear those uniforms when they are actually killing people.

Usually they put on the common uniform of organized warfare many 14 year olds wear to school, which is convenient since so many of their warriors who actually kill people in the public eye are 14 year old schoolboys.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 09:39 PM (QTv8u)

24 un-fucking-believable!!!

where is james baker to negotiate a method of making all area's on french territory available to the ruling class? I'm sure that after a thorough realistic examination they can find a way to make sure that 100% of france can be easily traveled by Muslims.

Un-FUCKING-Believeable.

(oh, and thats just the link I found at LGF.)

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 09:48 PM (QTv8u)

25 ace, I am not sure if D&D is a running joke on this site because it's funny to laugh at people who play D&D or because people here actually play D&D, which is funny in a different way. I read this and thought of you/morons, the IDF hates nerds.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0%2C7340%2CL-3052074%2C00.html

Posted by: mike at November 28, 2006 10:04 PM (CDn52)

26 mike?

Un-fucking-believable, what about WoW? what about Mudders? what about Everquest? what about all that shit? (of course, all of the others would be awol or psychotic within days of joining the service) Still, completely retarded.

If D&D'ers are detached from reality, undeserving of security clearances what are Baker and Carter?

And FUCKING PELOSI!?

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 10:33 PM (QTv8u)

27 However the IDF does not approve of this unusual hobby

Not that fucking unusual, I would wager it is more common than any single one of the highschool athletics. True, it's dorkier, and generaly more isolated, but a lot of people have played variations.

In Israel there are thousands of players, between the ages 16 to 35

Lowball.

The army is not indifferent to the unique hobby and is trying to locate soldiers who in their free time dress up as witches and play in forests.

RARE RARE RARE! Now THAT is RARE! But doesn't Israel have a day when they celebrate the defense of mossada?

Kill your family and then yourselves is okay, but empowering yourselves by creating an alter ego that is heroic, by FIGHTING the enemy is bad? Eroo?

100% True, one of my instructors in BEC (Basic Electronics Course) would host D&D meetings, and there were a lot of these groups for morale.

If the Marines are Pussies............

Also, Every 2800, and every 5900 and every 6300 has an active "Secret" many many, have tops.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 10:42 PM (QTv8u)

28 Actually, if they could buy weapons with improved accuracy, I think they would. It's a fine line, but these are sort of terror weapons like the V1 and V2.

That said, if that's all they have access to, can you blame them?

Posted by: Aaron at November 28, 2006 11:14 PM (exWW/)

29 Aaron,

the nazi's violated EVERY law of war as it exists now, so saying "well, the nazi's did it" isn't an argument.

However, you know something that the nazi's dit do?

they fought in open conflict. At first the War with brittain, was based on the idea that brittain was a state filled with a silent nazi sympathizing majority, this is VERY different.

The V-1 and v-2 efforts, and the naval defense forces (The biggest mistake of the germans, was to attack brittain and the US directly on the seas) and brittain in their attrition campaign to distract their third front from their russian campaign.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 11:30 PM (QTv8u)

30 Let me re-state Aaron.

It's a fine line, but these are sort of terror weapons like the V1 and V2.

Nazi weaponry, as a defense?

Really?

Really?

If you want WWII comparissons, then, it's okay to firebomb all of gaza, it's okay to nuke demascus, it's okay to destroy all of lebanon and Iran's infrastructor, no matter the civilian casualties.

You are comparing apples to apples, but you don't realize that we are talking about oranges, and don't want to start talking about the apples again, because we are a civilized ideology, as are the israeli's.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 28, 2006 11:33 PM (QTv8u)

31 Re-read what I said:

"It's a fine line": this means it's tough to decide what is a terror weapon and what is simply a not very accurate but legitimate weapon.

Then I state that they are like V1 and V2s which were essentially terror weapons. see that word "terror" there.

I can call them that because I'm pretty sure about the targeting and motivation of the users, i.e. they simply wish to kill Israelis and not military targets.

That said, we also have to realize that not every country has access to smart bombs - Hizbullah using Katushas isn't much different from the Russians using them (except again who they intentionally target and why.)

And yes, we should be giving these dudes a little bit of respect for trying to wear uniforms...even if it is for play purposes only.

Posted by: Aaron at November 29, 2006 01:57 AM (exWW/)

32 and Wicked, we are only playing civilized ourselves because we can afford to right now...if things go bad, I expect to see flamethrowers back in the hands of Marine cleaning out Mecca, and nukes hitting Iran, and whatever else we need to in that case...cuz I really do like to drink ice cold beer.

Posted by: Aaron at November 29, 2006 02:00 AM (exWW/)

33 Hizbullah using Katushas isn't much different from the Russians using them (except again who they intentionally target and why.)

~ shakes head ~

So, anyway, Wicked, reading any good books lately?

Rereading old favorites?

-

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 29, 2006 04:05 AM (dTi2n)

34 The rockets depicted in the photographs are indeed terrorist weapons given that the only conceivable use to them would be to attack civilians.

Yes, not every country has smart bombs, but the rules of war predate the availability of smart bombs. While one might argue that during WWII, many civilian targets were hit due to a lack of accuracy and a relaxation of what it means to be a military target, the rules and customs of war do allow for retaliations as a means of responding to violations. The nazis did attack city centers and received in return attacks on their cities. The V-1 and V-2 weapons were then arguably permissible in the sense that both sides were retaliating.

It should be noted that traditionally, the rules and customs of war have been seen in a contractual sense, so the systematic breaking of the contract would release the other parties from following it vis-a-vis the offending party.

The Palestinian terrorists have no record of respecting any of the rules of war, so there should be no problem in calling them on it. Treatment of them should be on an "as necessary" basis because treating them as soldiers would condone their violations of the rules of war.

Posted by: EricTheRed21 at November 29, 2006 06:31 AM (hJ9g5)

35 "The rockets depicted in the photographs are indeed terrorist weapons given that the only conceivable use to them would be to attack civilians."

This is not correct. They could be used against military targets or at least attempted to be used against military targets. Do you think Israeli border checkpoints are surrounded by apartments? They may not choose to attempt to strike military targets with these, and for that, they should be rightfully villified.





Posted by: Aaron at November 29, 2006 07:03 AM (HuNjm)

36 "The Palestinian terrorists have no record of respecting any of the rules of war..."

That's a self-definition...of course terrorists do not obey the rules of war.

Now, how about the Palestineans who created the anti-tank mines that knocked out a few Merkavas...well, damn, those guys are following the rules.

We need to respect our enemies and not make them into cardboard cut-outs. (Note this means respect in terms of wariness and alertness not praise.)

Posted by: Aaron at November 29, 2006 07:09 AM (HuNjm)

37

Now, how about the Palestineans who created the anti-tank mines that knocked out a few Merkavas...well, damn, those guys are following the rules.


Most war criminals operate within the rules some of the time. The point is that there is no group of Palestinians that has made it a point to do so consistently. At least, not that I'm aware of. Certainly the major players don't; they claim "credit" for the rocket strikes from Gaza.


Posted by: Roy at November 29, 2006 07:36 AM (RNbCq)

38 Is the site down today? No posts so far...have I missed something?

Posted by: Gotta Know at November 29, 2006 10:58 AM (idqPG)

39 It was down whole day. I was able to get some work done.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 11:08 AM (h76y6)

40 Well, this is the first time I've been able to get through... hi there Pixy, howya doin'?

tmi3rd

And Bill Frist announced he's not running.

Posted by: tmi3rd at November 29, 2006 11:19 AM (T/TdP)

41

>>And Bill Frist announced he's not running.


He took that decision so that primary voters would not have to take it for him.


Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 11:29 AM (h76y6)

42 "And Bill Frist announced he's not running."

What has the world come to when an ineffectual Senate Majority leader can't run for President because most potential voters have noticed that the man is spectacularly unqualified?

My God, the terrorists have won!

Well, now that we won't have Bill Frist to kick around anymore I am off to play online poker.

Posted by: Drew at November 29, 2006 11:33 AM (gNyUT)

43 ...and we're selling out to Iran, there's sharia in England, the democrats are defending the 6 flying imams, Israel is being sold down the river, and Colin Powell agrees with ABC that Iraq is in civil war.

Other than that, your average Wednesday.

Posted by: Gotta Know at November 29, 2006 11:36 AM (idqPG)

44 I don't respect terrorists because they are in open violation of the last rules of civilization before you hit total barbarity. In the Palestinian case, they are simply fighting for moral/religious validation, not to achieve any reasonable political end, so the only course of action is to work toward their total destruction or capitulation.

Vilification is pointless unless it is followed up by a campaign designed to destroy terrorist groups.

Yes, the rockets could be used against military targets, but given the existing record, and given the poor accuracy of the rockets, the probability that they would be used in a purely military context is next to nil. It should also be pointed out that their obvious strategy is to scare the Israeli public to leave the ME, and the best way to do that would be to attack the civilian population. That strategy clearly suggests that engaging Israeli military units would not have the same bang for the buck.

Posted by: EricTheRed21 at November 29, 2006 11:41 AM (hJ9g5)

45 Great, Ace down all day, so I have no choice but work, and now my boss wants to know why my production isn't this high all the time.

Posted by: PHenry at November 29, 2006 11:43 AM (ZCbq9)

46 if that's all they have access to, can you blame them?

Ummm, yes.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 29, 2006 11:47 AM (p9O/F)

47 Great, Ace down all day, so I have no choice but work, and now my boss wants to know why my production isn't this high all the time.

This is why they make penis pumps you can fit under your pants.

Just make sure you turn a radio on so your coworkers don't complain about an odd, persistent "wooshing" sound.

Posted by: Entropy at November 29, 2006 12:06 PM (m6c4H)

48 "I don't respect terrorists because they are in open violation of the last rules of civilization before you hit total barbarity."


Well, at least you have standards. I hate the assholes because they are, well, terrorists. Is there a second-to-last set of rules that are okay? Bomb free bingo parlors? Human shields that don't involve children under 12? What the fuck?

Posted by: ErikW at November 29, 2006 12:18 PM (0/BHZ)

49 OT: Deb Frisch had gone missing.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 12:41 PM (DzeyU)

50 This is why they make penis pumps you can fit under your pants.

OK, so that burns like 45 seconds. Now for the rest of the day?

Posted by: PHenry at November 29, 2006 12:41 PM (ZCbq9)

51 Ugh, 'has' gone. She's not back yet.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 12:43 PM (DzeyU)

52 Where's Joe?

There are a lot of new developements in the Russian poisoning case.

Somebody put me some f***ing knowledge here.

Posted by: The Apologist at November 29, 2006 01:06 PM (Lg40v)

53 Allah's been posting all day so I know they're not at the movies.

Posted by: Judd at November 29, 2006 01:14 PM (GDLZF)

54 It's cold here in MN. I need me a warm glass of my snuggly little Aceypoo to quell the chills.

Posted by: Feisty at November 29, 2006 01:31 PM (2Oi8H)

55 I agree Feisty. It's supposed to get down to 6 above tonight. I'm just glad I quit delivering mail here over a year ago and got into real estate.

Posted by: John F Not Kerry at November 29, 2006 01:47 PM (ds0+e)

56 "There are a lot of new developements in the Russian poisoning case.

Somebody put me some f***ing knowledge here."



No new knowledge here but when the movie is made it better involve William Hurt and Jon Voight. Dammit.

Posted by: ErikW at November 29, 2006 01:47 PM (NvhA8)

57 How about any of the usual the guest posters?
With an official "open thread" invite, perhaps?

Or how about a Polonium/Christmas haiku contest?

Just don't make me get too much accomplished today. It's only Wednesday. Gotsta pace meself.

Posted by: Gunslinger at November 29, 2006 01:48 PM (x0jT7)

58 What's with the lesions?
Holidays should be happy
More limbs falling off

Posted by: Vladimir Dropachunkov at November 29, 2006 01:53 PM (x0jT7)

59

This post is so old it's starting to smell.


I want my


I want my


I want my AOS


Posted by: Barry at November 29, 2006 02:03 PM (kKjaJ)

60 I hope nothing has happened to Ace.

Posted by: Don Carne at November 29, 2006 02:18 PM (RJDcF)

61 I hope nothing has happened to Ace.

All your Val-u-Rite are belong to us.

Ransom demands to follow.

Posted by: The Hobos at November 29, 2006 02:21 PM (DzeyU)

62 This post is so old it's starting to smell.

Like Cheetos and tuna fish?

Posted by: hobgoblin at November 29, 2006 02:26 PM (p1s9n)

63 Hmm... time to start wondering what happened to Ace-

Engaged in mortal combat with a group of hobos?
Star Wars DVD marathon?
Has fallen in a pile of vodka vomit and can't get up?
Arrested for stalking Mary Katherine Ham?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 29, 2006 02:34 PM (plsiE)

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 02:34 PM (DzeyU)

65 >This post is so old it's starting to smell.

Like Cheetos and tuna fish?

Posted by: hobgoblin


was gonna say like britney's used panties, but, you know- same diff...


Posted by: Barry at November 29, 2006 02:38 PM (kKjaJ)

66 Hmm... time to start wondering what happened to Ace

Don't look at me.

You should tell your friend to stop sticking nose where it do not belong.

Posted by: Vlad Putin at November 29, 2006 02:38 PM (Glsmo)

67 Ace's posts have been showing up late lately. I think maybe this ends up being the skip-day. I hope the Russkies didn't poison his Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: Mark@jojos at November 29, 2006 02:39 PM (+45yf)

68 Ace found out too much

Posted by: KGB at November 29, 2006 02:53 PM (yHvEo)

69 Nice try, Putin. Your arse is ours.

Posted by: Scotland Yard at November 29, 2006 02:57 PM (NvhA8)

70 I want a case of Vodka and the December issue of Swank magazine or you'll never hear from Ace again.

Posted by: Alleged Kidnapper at November 29, 2006 03:09 PM (j55D5)

71

was gonna say like britney's used panties, but, you know- same diff...


Panties?


Where have you been all week?


She's all over the net flashing that nasty gash (and her C-section scar to boot).


I'd be grateful if she'd go back to wearing panties, regardless of the stank. 


I suffered a 3 hour bout of hysterical blindness after a 2 second glimpse of that bald, fleshy, mankiller.


Posted by: rickinstl at November 29, 2006 03:13 PM (XTX1p)

72 Hey,

I'm out here all by myself. WTF?

Drunk fucker nevers loses righty.

Posted by: Ace's left shoe at November 29, 2006 03:18 PM (DzeyU)

73 We know where Ace is...

Posted by: Cigarettes at November 29, 2006 03:19 PM (DzeyU)

74

Anybody else starting to worry about Ace? Has this ever happened before?


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 03:32 PM (jGIY9)

75 OT: Deb Frisch had gone missing.

Someone's got the domain name. I can't wait to see what appears there ;->

Looks like its just parked at GoDaddy right now. Whois lookup doesn't give anything of use.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 29, 2006 03:39 PM (p9O/F)

76 This one time, at band camp, Ace got lost in the woods for three days. And he stuck a flute in his ass.

Posted by: Alyson Hannigan at November 29, 2006 03:40 PM (Glsmo)

77 Chillax, Deb.

Ace disappears regularly.

Once it was a full weekend plus a Monday.

Posted by: hobgoblin at November 29, 2006 03:43 PM (p1s9n)

78 I can't believe we didn't realize it hours ago.

Ace is immersed in the World of Warcraft game. We won't see him until the end of his free trial.

Posted by: It's so obvious at November 29, 2006 03:46 PM (Glsmo)

79 lightning bolt!

lightning bolt!

lightning bolt!

Posted by: Ace playing WoW at November 29, 2006 03:48 PM (yHvEo)

80

And he stuck a flute in his ass.


I didn't know Ace played the flute! It is a wind instrument.


Ok, Hobgoblin, I won't worry, then.


 


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 03:53 PM (jGIY9)

81

Since Ace isn't here why not turn this into a flame war/haiku/open thread thingy?  Also some of you guest posters could put something up, or has Ace changed passwords or something.


Posted by: Don Carne at November 29, 2006 03:57 PM (RJDcF)

82 Purple,

It's interesting because she had a court date yesterday.

Was she forced or did she just not pay her bill?

I have a feeling she won't just disappear quietly.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 04:00 PM (DzeyU)

83 Ace garden withers
Drought of postings panics some
Mentor flower drunk?

Posted by: eman at November 29, 2006 04:06 PM (FWrFx)

84

Ok, here's a haiku attempt:


Ace has gone missing.


Follow path of dead hobos,


And you will find him.


 


 


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 04:08 PM (jGIY9)

85 I am watching  you, Nice Deb. Refer to #82.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 04:08 PM (9ULFg)

86 Ace is nowhere to be found.

Brokeback Mountain is on HBO. 

I'm just sayin'....

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 04:10 PM (AQGeh)

87 wiser, the movie is what? 2 hours?
Maybe Ace has a Tivo, and he is watching it again and again.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 04:12 PM (9ULFg)

88 Ohhh Tush!

Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 04:12 PM (jGIY9)

89 Also some of you guest posters could put something up,

That's fine, but NO KITTENS!  :-)

Posted by: pbrown at November 29, 2006 04:13 PM (O+9Yg)

90 >>Ohhh Tush!

See what I mean?

Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 04:13 PM (9ULFg)

91 pbrown, even Kittens would do, as long as I don't have to look at a post about fucking Palestinians for 48 hours straight.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 04:14 PM (9ULFg)

92 Who's fucking Palestinians?

Never invited to the good stuff.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 04:16 PM (DzeyU)

93 no keys.

go read my Christmas tale of wonder and delight.

It's better than watching A Christmas Story

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 29, 2006 04:17 PM (hNyWr)

94 Heh, nice crappy christmas tree story. I won't even get into the year we did a "meat" tree. Bologna, ham, bacon, hot dogs and stuff. It was beautiful.

In the spirit if the season -- ugly christmas lights: The Prison

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 04:31 PM (DzeyU)

95 This one is great --White Out

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 04:35 PM (DzeyU)

96 Maybe Ace has a Tivo, and he is watching it again and again.

I'm sure he's not watching the whole movie over and over.  Just certain parts....

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 04:36 PM (AQGeh)

97

Here's something some of you might find amusing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOrlaFDNE1s


My kids think it's the funniest thing ever.


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 04:36 PM (jGIY9)

98 Hey, all you haters, the big man ain't done wit me yet.

Word, yo.

Posted by: ace channeling V. Ice at November 29, 2006 04:40 PM (dpudc)

99

Wait Ace has free WoW; this may explain where he is:


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


 


Posted by: Don Carne at November 29, 2006 04:46 PM (RJDcF)

100 The foolish, weak enemy is now even more exhausted from years of our massive attacks. Victory smiles upon us. We are, undoubtably, the cream of the crop. We are the best of the best.

And we bet on a lot of stuff, lemme tell ya, but NEVER on BASEBALL. At least, major league baseball. Depending on what you mean by "major league".

Hey kid, I'll sign that for fifty bucks.

For the Fatherland!

Posted by: ace channelling J. Goebbels (+ P. Rose) at November 29, 2006 04:47 PM (dpudc)

101 Once it was a full weekend plus a Monday.

Ah, yes. The lost weekend in Weehawken with the Thai tranny hookers and free basing Val-U-Rite. We almost lost him then.

Posted by: BrewFan at November 29, 2006 04:48 PM (P4zSX)

102 Dave, loved the story! I vote for the crap tree. Nice trees are for ladies and gheys.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 29, 2006 04:49 PM (9ULFg)

103

And for those of us that hate WoW:


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RklC3m73RP0


LEEEEROYYYY JENKINS!


Posted by: Don Carne at November 29, 2006 04:53 PM (RJDcF)

104

One year we had one of those artificial white Christmas trees. Very 1960s fake. It sucked.


I have always liked the big fatty boy tree lights with the metal reflectors.


Tinsel is simply uncalled for.


The best, most practical and longest lasting Christmas present I ever got is still in service to this day: a Craftsman™ toolbox.


Worst gift ever: Duct Tape Wallet. It was NOT a gag gift- somebody actually thought I would like it.


You unmarried guys: DO NOT give your honey some slutty lingerie for Christmas. She might open the package in the presence of her mother. Don't ask me how I know this.


Best Christmas breakfast: pancakes, and lots of 'em.


Posted by: Barry at November 29, 2006 04:54 PM (kKjaJ)

105 Maybe this was Ace.

Posted by: Scot at November 29, 2006 05:03 PM (i/1gR)

106 Ace missing?  Tranny hooker Joan been hanging around lately?  Coincidence?  I think not.

Posted by: cranky at November 29, 2006 05:04 PM (Xj2Ev)

107 You unmarried guys: DO NOT give your honey some slutty lingerie for Christmas. She might open the package in the presence of her mother. Don't ask me how I know this.

Might?  My ex-gf actually opened it, then went and put it on to model it for everyone, like my parents, my brother and his wife and his 5 year old son.

Admittedly, she looked great in it, but it was just a tad uncomfortable.

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 05:05 PM (AQGeh)

108

My daughter will never let me forget the year I set up the (fake) christmas tree in the den, then after christmas was over, just closed the door on the den and didn't use it until thanksgiving the next year.  I just opened the door, plugged in the tree, and setup was done! 


I thought it was pretty slick, but she was horrified, so now every year she makes a point of telling me when it is time to tear it all down and put it away. 


Posted by: PHenry at November 29, 2006 05:07 PM (aINry)

109

>My ex-gf actually opened it, then went and put it on to model it for everyone, like my parents, my brother and his wife and his 5 year old son.


On the one hand, Wow! But on the other hand, probably not cool.


Posted by: Barry at November 29, 2006 05:13 PM (kKjaJ)

110 Ace is with me!

Posted by: I'm Batman! at November 29, 2006 05:16 PM (DzeyU)

111 Worst gift ever: Duct Tape Wallet. It was NOT a gag gift- somebody actually thought I would like it.

I think I gave the Worst Gifttm to my brother one year - a used 8-track player that I had taken out of my car and a big garbage bag full of tapes.  He was... ummm... thrilled.

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 05:18 PM (AQGeh)

112 Heh Don,

"At least I got chicken!"

Warcraft Ninja Looter

"I'm going to kill myself right now!"

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 05:22 PM (DzeyU)

113 I have an 8-track and some tapes...they still work.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 29, 2006 05:24 PM (p9O/F)

114 Warcraft Ninja Looter II -- parody. It's fake, but it's funny because they nail the dorkiness.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 05:26 PM (DzeyU)

115 Maybe Ace is seeking religious counseling.

Posted by: Scot at November 29, 2006 05:29 PM (LvNKh)

116 I have an 8-track and some tapes

Best technology (at the time) for backseat lovin'.  Never had to stop and flip the tape and no commercials. 

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 05:34 PM (AQGeh)

117 Just finished bringing the outside pot plants (no, just aloe, cacti, vanilla, etc.) in so they won't freeze tonight. Temperature just dropped about 30 degrees the past hour.
We may even have some snow. Texas pick-up truck 4WDs in snow and ice. I can't wait to see it on YouTube. Idiots.

Posted by: PattyAnn at November 29, 2006 06:23 PM (IGwhg)

118

Well semms like I've killed this thread. I hope Ace is OK and has something new tomorrow.


G'nite all.


Posted by: Don Carne at November 29, 2006 06:32 PM (RJDcF)

119 All you see is a blog with no posts...what I see is a bed full of sheets that need to be washed and a man with a bushy beard snoring amongst them.

Posted by: Feisty at November 29, 2006 07:03 PM (2Oi8H)

120 Blogicide.

Posted by: Coroner at November 29, 2006 07:04 PM (j55D5)

121 Feisty -

"...and a man with a bushy beard desperately in need of a bath snoring amongst them while his faded black mock turtleneck is draped over his face."

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 07:06 PM (Wrfzz)

122 while his faded black mock turtleneck is draped over his face...

glistening with Astroglide and smelling of sex, yes.

Posted by: Feisty at November 29, 2006 07:12 PM (2Oi8H)

123 "...glistening with Astroglide, not smelling of sex, and sticking to his face due to dried tears of shame and frustration."

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 07:15 PM (Wrfzz)

124 You know too much, Steve. Obviously he's called you and revealed everything. ACE IS ALIVE!

Posted by: Feisty at November 29, 2006 07:20 PM (2Oi8H)

125 "...glistening with Astroglide, not smelling of sex, and sticking to his face due to dried tears of shame and frustration."

...surrounded by 5 year old Sears catalogs, left open to the women's underwear page

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 07:23 PM (2+/7m)

126 Feisty -

Nah, I'm playing the percentages. Ace is seldom without the old black turtleneck. And the majority of his sexual endeavors end in tears - typically of shame and embarrassment for him and frustration for his partner.

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 07:24 PM (Wrfzz)

127 wiserbud -

Sears? No, no, no - Lane Bryant baby.

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 07:27 PM (Wrfzz)

128 Here's an opportunity for someone: it seems that the domain wheresace.com is available.

Posted by: arrmatey at November 29, 2006 07:29 PM (Th77e)

129 steve_in_hb,

That's fucked up, man. Seriously...

P.S. Arguing with the libs over at Althouse's place isn't that much fun. They're indefatiguably stoopid.

Posted by: Birkel at November 29, 2006 07:30 PM (zNnqq)

130 Mmmmm ... plus-sized lingerie catalogs.

Wonder if Ace is using his WoW account to put together something like this.

Posted by: Alex at November 29, 2006 07:33 PM (fgyj8)

131 Lane Bryant

Likes 'em zoftig, does he? 

I guess that's better than old issues of Boy's Life.



Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 07:33 PM (2+/7m)

132 Birkel -

Don't be upset - it's not you , it's Ace. His "difficulties" don't mean you aren't attractive. I'm sure there's some guy out there who can make you feel sexy again.

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 07:36 PM (Wrfzz)

133 cut and paste youtubes

Dad of the year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtKvkc2lM4w&NR

Soccer sucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v_UGL2ZEfA

Not UFC but Pride, still pretty cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79bbfQ0TizE

and one for cat fans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXZ8H3PuWwg

Posted by: mike at November 29, 2006 07:46 PM (CDn52)

134 steve_in_hb,

Are you making a pass at me? If so, I'm not really into you unless you flip me upside down and ....

Posted by: Birkel at November 29, 2006 07:49 PM (zNnqq)

135

Ace likes the fatties? If so, I think I found him!


http://myspacecomedy.com/images/funny/fat-lady-on-top.jpg


Posted by: No one in particular at November 29, 2006 07:51 PM (jGIY9)

136 Ooooooookay, now the cats have arrived. 

Time for someone to go to the rehab center and convince Ace that he needs to get back here.

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 07:52 PM (2+/7m)

137 Ace???? AAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Otacon at November 29, 2006 07:56 PM (5bI3V)

138 Birkel -

Huli huli style - quarter turn every couple of minutes.

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 07:57 PM (Wrfzz)

139 Hope he's OK. This is very odd.

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:03 PM (5bI3V)

140 Sinistar -

Don't worry. From what I understand, latina trannies just cut you up a bit with the razor so they can steal your money and watch - they don't kill.

Posted by: steve_in_hb at November 29, 2006 08:08 PM (Wrfzz)

141

Sinistar,


Read up to #79. They say this has happens every so often.


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 08:09 PM (jGIY9)

142 We also say that you shouldn't go swimming right after eating, but do you listen?  Huh?  Do you?

Posted by: They at November 29, 2006 08:15 PM (2+/7m)

143 Oh, OK. Well then, how bout them Knicks?

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:21 PM (5bI3V)

144

All I know is, after post #138, I want this thread to be a distant memory by the time he comes back.


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 08:24 PM (jGIY9)

145 Kono, call all of the local hospitals; find out if they have had any emergencies involving rectal insertion.

Fistey, check with your whore associates if they've seen anyone matching Ace's description.

Chin, go to all the local video stores. Check the records for rentals of Brokeback Mountain and The Crying Game.

Posted by: Steve McGarret at November 29, 2006 08:25 PM (7zYrH)

146 Steve-o, apparently Brokeback Mountain was on HBO, tonight.

Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 08:28 PM (jGIY9)

147 Dammit, thanks for pointing that out Deb. Pass the mind bleach.

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:28 PM (5bI3V)

148 OT.

12 Americans murdered every day by illegal immigrants according to a new study. That is 21,900 since September 11, 2001 or about two murders per year per mile of border that goes unfenced. I'd call it a "quagmire" too:

http://hotair.com/archives/2006/11/29/illegal-aliens-murder-12-americans-daily/

Posted by: MikeZ at November 29, 2006 08:29 PM (c5sWc)

149 Wiserbud, you are a sick bastard.

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:32 PM (5bI3V)

150 I think he was channeling Mark Foley there, Deb.

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:34 PM (5bI3V)

151 Wiserbud, you are a sick bastard.

Thank you! 

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 08:36 PM (2+/7m)

152 Isn't this how the AoS pledge drives usually start? No posts for a day, get us tweeking and then ask for teh big money?

The thing that worries me is that Wickedpinto is absent as well. WP seemed a little pissed at Ace yesterday.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 08:36 PM (DzeyU)

153 Channeling Mark Foley, where, Sinistar? I think I missed it.

Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 08:37 PM (jGIY9)

154 Heh, I accidentally looked at 134, not 138...

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:40 PM (5bI3V)

155 I think 'pinto is photoshopping Britney's pooter on a picture of Christina Aguilerra, so he's a little occupied.


Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 08:41 PM (2+/7m)

156 Heh, 138 is old, but still nasty.

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:42 PM (5bI3V)

157 I was NOT going to look at that.

I pictured Ace with his little wookie haircut trying to mumble something from under that big pile.

Sick and funny at the same time.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 08:46 PM (DzeyU)

158 I hope I'm not in trouble.

Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 08:47 PM (jGIY9)

159 Yeah, it's all your fault Deb. 

How dare you!  You ruined it for everyone!  I hope you're happy!

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 08:53 PM (2+/7m)

160 HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Say, since Ace is AWOL, anyone know if The Israeli Tank has a blog?

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:54 PM (5bI3V)

161 Good job Deb, you ruined the internet.

Posted by: Sinistar at November 29, 2006 08:55 PM (5bI3V)

162

Yeah, it's all your fault Deb. 

How dare you!  You ruined it for everyone!  I hope you're happy!


Huh?!


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 08:58 PM (jGIY9)

163

 Good job Deb, you ruined the internet.


Don't worry, Sinistar, Algore will fix it.


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 09:00 PM (jGIY9)

164 I wonder what the Brawny Guy would have to say about this?

(Link for Nice Deb)

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 09:00 PM (2+/7m)

165 Whoo hoo! I get to call the shots!

Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 09:03 PM (jGIY9)

166 Whoo hoo! I get to call the shots!

Sex on the beach?

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 09:07 PM (2+/7m)

167 Whoo hoo! I get to call the shots!

Red headed sluts?

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 09:10 PM (DzeyU)

168 Whoo hoo! I get to call the shots!

Blow jobs?

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 09:13 PM (2+/7m)

169 Whoo hoo! I get to call the shots!

Slippery nipples?

Posted by: wiserbud at November 29, 2006 09:14 PM (2+/7m)

170 Nah,

Buttery Nipples.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 09:15 PM (DzeyU)

171 You guys are nasty!

Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 09:18 PM (jGIY9)

172

Well, I'd better be off to bed. The kids are going to be off school tomorrow because of the ice storm, so I'll get to sleep in a little, but I'm gonna have a house full of stir crazy kids.


Goodnight, chumps.


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 29, 2006 09:24 PM (jGIY9)

173 Nasty?

Those are yummy shots.

French whores are good too.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 09:27 PM (DzeyU)

174 mesa blue, I'm voting for red headed sluts w/you. Nice Deb, yes they are!

Posted by: new person at November 29, 2006 09:29 PM (iPhDd)

175 For Tushar, thanks to the dorks at some of the message boards about HPaTOoTP A brief behind the scenes.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 09:29 PM (QTv8u)

176 Mesa,

I wasn't pissed.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 09:32 PM (QTv8u)

177 WP,

Just starting rumors, that's all.

With the blog shut down for the day, a little controversy is better than nothing.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 09:35 PM (DzeyU)

178 It sounds like new person knows me.

Redheads are evil -- but I like em.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 09:37 PM (DzeyU)

179 I think Ace's absence points up a real problem...in case something should happen to him (let's face it, those hobos are going to want payback someday) where do we all meet? Is there a continuity of moron-blog plan like there is for the government in case of attack?  Or a we simply property  that he can pass along in his will, like his latin-tranny porn collection?

We need to plan people.


Posted by: Drew at November 29, 2006 09:48 PM (gNyUT)

180 12 Americans murdered every day by illegal immigrants

Must all be from Finland or Ghana -- according to these BJS charts Hispanics don't do any murders in the US.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 29, 2006 09:49 PM (p9O/F)

181 Ok, I apparently suck at doing the cut/paste crap but yes red redheaded sluts are a great shot. And Pinto I've read this blog for MONTHS. I've read everyone looking for your "dirty comments" on the Britnay post . That link just posted made you look like a dork! I'm sure you're not but PLEASE reassure me!

Posted by: new person at November 29, 2006 09:51 PM (iPhDd)

182 New Person

I'm a geek, not a dork. I absolutely hate the fact that I like the series, but tushar likes HP I think, and I ran into it so I figured I would give it to Tush.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 09:59 PM (QTv8u)

183 To Wicked and others:

I'm just writing this to give advice to all geek/dorks. Women get it when you post about our breast and other regions. When you post about Harry Potter - well we start to wonder. Women are actually a lot easier than you think. Tell us we're pretty, smart, and different than all the others and you pretty much will have us. Oh yeah, PAY for the date even if we refuse to let you pay and do it at LEAST 4-5 times. Then you're in. We will be willing to pay for you (pending that you tell us we're beautiful, smart, etc.).

Posted by: New Person at November 29, 2006 10:14 PM (iPhDd)

184 NP?

everyone has guilty pleasures.

For instance, I have the Harry Potter thing, I'm ashamed, I admit it.

Seattle Slough has interspecies sex with equines, I'm sure he's ashamed, but thats just how it is.

Rosetta likes to sew tea cozies for his barbie collection.

It's all cool, we all have these minor faults.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 10:18 PM (QTv8u)

185 Rosetta's a guy?

Now I'm really afraid.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 10:20 PM (DzeyU)

186 Now that was embarassing. I went through months of making chick jokes at rosetta, and only last month I realized that they weren't funny.

What a bitch!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 10:25 PM (QTv8u)

187 pay and do it at LEAST 4-5 times.

Women around here expect at least 40 or 50 times.

I'd like to find this magical place where women pay for anything let alone after only 4 or 5 dates.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 10:27 PM (DzeyU)

188 WP,

They were funny as hell, Rosetta couldn't tell if you were serious or not. Forced him to change his handle for a while.

Posted by: mesablue at November 29, 2006 10:29 PM (DzeyU)

189 Mesa - ha, ha - I think. but I still like red headed sluts! Pinto - I like the new show Hero's so I guess I'm a dork too! But you're a bigger dork.

Posted by: new person at November 29, 2006 10:34 PM (iPhDd)

190 "Rosetta's a guy?"

Rossetta is actually a stone from egypt.

Posted by: mike at November 29, 2006 10:46 PM (CDn52)

191 Guess you don't know a lot of women. Like I said I have been reading Ace for a while. Very obvious that Rosetta was a not a women. Hope that previous post were a joke- oh wait a minute- they weren't! I still love you guys AOSHQ and what not!

Posted by: new person at November 29, 2006 10:49 PM (iPhDd)

192 Now anyone can make fun of me. Previous post does not even make sense. Accept that Rosetta was a man! But I still love the AOSHQ!

Posted by: new person at November 29, 2006 10:58 PM (iPhDd)

193 Pleanty women allow their more manly aspects out more honestly over the net.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 10:58 PM (QTv8u)

194 That just made me think.


I watched Clerks II today.

"you wouldn't date a woman with an oversized clit?"
"hell no, next step is a guy with an undersized cock"

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 11:00 PM (QTv8u)

195 "PAY for the date even if we refuse to let you pay and do it at LEAST 4-5 times"

Four or five times? Whatever happened to dinner and doggy style? Women have already decided if they are going to sleep with you before the first dinner. If they are stringing you along it's because they want dinner not a monkey dance.

Posted by: mike at November 29, 2006 11:07 PM (CDn52)

196 Wicked - Do you have an undersized cock?

Mike - you date bad women.

Oh wait a minute - that might be my more manly aspect.

Posted by: new person at November 29, 2006 11:26 PM (iPhDd)

197 I don't date them.

Posted by: mike at November 29, 2006 11:31 PM (CDn52)

198 Hung like a hamster, tongue that requires two licks to stamp postage.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 11:33 PM (QTv8u)

199 And don't get me started on my electrodactyly. cuz that would just be wrong.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 11:39 PM (QTv8u)

200 Still reading the crazy dorks on the HP boards.

I decided that I am now gonna start using a new "it's not rocket science" kinda phrase.

I am now gonna start saying "It's basic arithmancy!"

Just so NP has fodder.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 11:53 PM (QTv8u)

201 Un-fucking-believable.

True, shit happens, and it is necessary for those who spread the shit that happens, but if this was the US, UK, AU, Spanish, German or any NATO nation doing this, it would be front page news.

But it's just the UN (absolute international legal authority) blue hats doing it, then hey! Fuggit. whats the big deal!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 29, 2006 11:59 PM (QTv8u)

202 To PUNISH those who spread the shit.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 12:00 AM (QTv8u)

203 OT,

You think that Ace saw that he had a red, wrinkley scrotum and went in to get the long knuckle to make sure everythings cool?

If thats why, I hope I was helpful, and I was wrong, if not, then, may he have a red wrinkly scrotum for puting me through withdrawls.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 12:01 AM (QTv8u)

204 You just want me to start making fun of other things Mr. Pinto. But that's ok! You have to admit that you set yourself up! I really do like you!

Posted by: New Person at November 30, 2006 12:05 AM (iPhDd)

205 I got some Haitian neighbors with family back on the island. They tell stories about how this kinda shit happens all the time with the UN "peace keepers" stationed there.

They have little use for the Brazilians in particular, and they all think the UN is a crock of shit. Most wish the Americans would return.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 30, 2006 12:10 AM (p9O/F)

206 NP,

Then fucking run with it brother, babe, chicky, gash, whatever your preference is

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 12:13 AM (QTv8u)

207 Just bring the funny.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 12:14 AM (QTv8u)

208 Haiti! Did you see this article about Haiti in the Weekly Standard, Avenger? They're seriously angling for the Planet's Worst Shithole award.

Posted by: S. Weasel at November 30, 2006 12:16 AM (MecJo)

209 But S. Weasel, I thought jimma and bubba fixed all of that way back when I shat gold nuggets, and pissed nectar!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 12:19 AM (QTv8u)

210 Apparently someone thinks it's funny to take my name. Apparently it is someone too stupid to go onto a website and make an argument on their own. Although I am very aware of my own lack of intelligence, there is someone else who thinks I am smart. Thanks!

Posted by: the real new person at November 30, 2006 12:32 AM (iPhDd)

211 Haiti is a mess....but there's a LOT of potential in the place.

The island is virtually empty except for Port au Prince, Cape Haitien (and their burbs). Gonaves is largely a weekend getaway/resort place for the mainlanders.

One of the problems is the fractured politics. There's something like 60 political parties there. All the governments they've ever had are of course extremely corrupt too.

One of my long term dreams is to somehow setup a co-op manufacturing facility there someday. There's no reason why Haiti couldn't produce all the junk coming out of China these days.

They could be more competitive than even the Chinese because of the shorter shipping distances. A shipping container from Haiti to the mainland is in the $2500 range. You can pack a LOT of stuff in a container.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 30, 2006 12:37 AM (p9O/F)

212 And I am the real new person, a woman, who knows that women are being exploited! I believe in the freedom to wear my low rise jeans and not cover up my face!

Posted by: the real new person at November 30, 2006 12:49 AM (iPhDd)

213 I confess, PA, I had a similar thought reading the article. Must be the filthy capitalist in me, but whenever I read about extreme poverty, my first thought is, "what a great place for a heavily armed sweat-shop!"

Posted by: S. Weasel at November 30, 2006 12:54 AM (MecJo)

214 S. Weasel,

I think PA's point is that low intrusion manufacturing could easily be introduced to a nation that lives exclusively off of UNAID (which is US Aid, just the UN gets credit without blame) and tourism, and the tourism IS HIGHLY ARMED, and Protected. Those places are like fortresses. would no longer have to be a land of extremes, but rather, a reasonable environment for capitalization of resources.

capitalization of resources = wealth.

Aid mongering = pour starving and strife.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 12:59 AM (QTv8u)

215 There's no reason why Haiti couldn't produce all the junk coming out of China these days.

It would behoove the US to subsidize industrial development in Haiti. China has not been a very good friend to us, and it's about time we started putting some economic chips in play.

Posted by: geoff at November 30, 2006 01:00 AM (2d9Ny)

216 We don't even have to PLAY economic chips, we have to get international governments the FUCK OUT OF HAITI, and we have to stop bribing china.

Really, I always knew it, but I suggest everyone read the retief story's/novels, it's PERFECTLY APPLICABLE! cuz I couldn't visualize the sort of diplomatic cynicism we have been engaging in for so long without that help.

The US government and the UN "security" needs to stop creating "islands of commerce" through force by protecting the tourist spots, forcing haiti to spend the GNP on security for private enterprise through tourism, and allow private enterprise to hier far more competant and far more affective people to secure themselves, (there will be NO change in rates for haiti tourism) and allow haiti to focus on those little things like Self governance.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 01:08 AM (QTv8u)

217 If the haitian government were less concerned with bribing an army to protect huge UN conferences and tourist jaunts during said same conferences, then maybe they could invest in infrastructure, and not have to become a slave to the "reformers" of the UN, and the well meaning non governmental organizations that support the UN's goals.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 01:10 AM (QTv8u)

218 I suggest everyone read the retief story's/novels

I think I own all of them - they're great, though I read most of them 25 years ago.

Posted by: geoff at November 30, 2006 01:12 AM (2d9Ny)

219 ...though it did tick me off when they started repackaging some of them under different titles. Very deceptive.

Posted by: geoff at November 30, 2006 01:18 AM (2d9Ny)

220 Yeah, I was amazed that I never heard of the guy until Scalzi pointed to them.

I'm such a loser geoff.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 01:24 AM (QTv8u)

221 Another thing, I just thought of,

I started reading those story's/novels onlineI think, the day after rumsfeld "resigned" or whatever.

and I kept thinking, "rumsfeld was retief."

Only argument I have against the stories is the forsythian adoration for monarchy's in the short stories, but in the novels they tend to favor, a true popular governance, based on chaotic conflict for dominance (which is really what democracy is, only minus the violence)

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 01:29 AM (QTv8u)

222 Geoff - there were cars that were hybrids of American and Japanese cars!

Posted by: new person at November 30, 2006 01:32 AM (iPhDd)

223 Yeah, I was amazed that I never heard of the guy until Scalzi pointed to them.

25 years ago there weren't so many choices, so it was hard to miss people like Laumer.

Geoff - there were cars that were hybrids of American and Japanese cars!

Sorry - I have no idea what you're getting at.

Posted by: geoff at November 30, 2006 01:42 AM (2d9Ny)

224 25 years ago, I was driving a big wheel into a semi-route on it's way to my local "algroc" grocerie store.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 01:53 AM (QTv8u)

225 25 years ago, I was driving a big wheel into a semi-route on it's way to my local "algroc" grocerie store.

...while I was a semester away from graduating from college.

Posted by: geoff at November 30, 2006 01:56 AM (2d9Ny)

226 If only the Media would offer our kinda context.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 02:25 AM (QTv8u)

227 Question?

How can "THE MEDIA" the OMNIPRESENT, and OMNISCIENT, IMMORTAL, and UNCHALLENGEABLE MEDIA! Declare, REGULARLY, the POWER of THE MEDIA, and then NEVER TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!?

Fuck!

"With great power comes great responsibility" that was in the FIRST APPEARANCE of spiderman, COMIC BOOK WRITER/'s understood that, why don't the media?

The media declares their power, say they aren't using their power, and then blame others for victimizing them because they are abusing their power, without once, not ONCE has the media admitted that the perception of a civil war lives ONLY because the media has used it's power to build a story, but NOW! the media says "we were right all along" when the truth is "see we were supporting it all along!"

How do you have "power" use it, make dictates, abuse governments, spread innuendo, HYPE innuendo, depict only one side, ignore another, deride the other, and proclaim your "power" while simultaneously saying "we had nothing to do with this?"


"We are powerless, through our ability to make people think we are powerless, but if you haven't noticed, we are always right, especially when we ignore the situations that prove we are wrong, but POOR MEDIA! because the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, can request, and recieve airtime pretty much whenever he pleases, as long as the media gets 1 hour of advanced coverage, to dismantle all the efforts of the president in a "special pre-speech special specialization by specialists" for a 20 minute speech to AMERICANS.

OH! but DON'T YOU QUESTION THE MEDIA!!!!!

DON"T YOU QUESTION!!!

jesus christ!!! did Lawrence O'Donnell just become the chair of the FCC?

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 02:45 AM (QTv8u)

228 Know the biggest load of bullshit about "entertainment" sites?

I didn't cuss once, I didn't start a fight once, I simply offered a real variable, that everyone was too retarded to see, without being wordy and without being arrogant, simply speaking honestly, and humbly, in the eyes of the iron fisted "entertainment" administrators?

I GOT DELETED!!!!

I was Trying to educate people on the fact that JK is a hack while being a VERY entertaining hack, and I also said that Stephen King was a hack, though ALSO a very entertaining hack, but rather than taking advantage of the fact I compared JK to Stephen King, what did they do?

The deleted EVERYTHING I HAD EVER SAID!

Oh, they didn't ban me.

they just deleted me an hour or so after I commented.

WTFing F?!?!?!?

What sort of half assed goebelism is that?

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 04:12 AM (QTv8u)

229 That's why I don't deal with assholes like those, WP. If you don't fit in their worldview, you might as well be some toothless hillbilly strummin' yer banjo whilst keeping an eye on yer still. YEEHAW! You see, you are obviously too stupid to understand the sophisticated nature of entertainment. Bashing Kerry and King? You might as well have whipped it out and pissed on their Eggs Benedict. You're in good company tho. I just took a crap in their Bloody Mary.

Posted by: ErikW at November 30, 2006 04:30 AM (ELcqj)

230 Or whoever you meant JK to be, that is.

Posted by: ErikW at November 30, 2006 04:31 AM (ELcqj)

231 Anyone put out an Amber alert for Ace, yet?

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at November 30, 2006 04:43 AM (s7Ian)

232 JK was JK Rowling.

That sort of fascism happend on a FUCKING HARRY POTTER SITE!!!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 04:45 AM (QTv8u)

233 Irene,

I think he is trying to figure out why Allah's scrote is ruby red. I confident he knows why it is wrinly, but since he and allah share throatal gayishness as a commonality, ace and allah are at this holding eachothers hands during thier big knuckle tests, and followup treatments.

BTW, did I mention that Ace and Allah are damn near gay in their syncronicity (sp?)

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 04:48 AM (QTv8u)

234 While my previous was a worst case, my best case proposal is that Ace and Allah rented "BrokeBack Mountain" and shared the moment they missed at first viewing and are now exhuasting their excess of astro-glide in the name of efficienciency.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 04:52 AM (QTv8u)

235 MAYBE they are testing newer products like the silken form of lube, but we all know that Ace is all about the hammer and viking.
silken is obviously for PUSSY's!!!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 04:54 AM (QTv8u)

236 Where's ace???

Posted by: McGurk at November 30, 2006 05:11 AM (IwqA6)

237 Yes, it took me a full minute to remember that Kerry is a completely NON entertaining hack. 'Scuse my idiocy, I have a pounding hangover right now.

You were bashing Rowling on a Harry Potter site? My friend, Harry Potter is a religion and you just shit on their messiah.

Posted by: ErikW at November 30, 2006 05:15 AM (0/BHZ)

238 Abut 2 lateral degree's below Allah, but it's all cook, cuz the exact GPS locat of KP is indecipherable from Allah's tracers.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 05:15 AM (QTv8u)

239 Erik?

I don't care what anyone says they know, or thinks they know , the Prophecy of "for one to survive the other must die" is NOT about harry and voldy, it is rather about harry and neville!!!

HARRY and NEVILLE are the equals, not harry and voldy, so the one is either harry or neville, and the other is the one that is left over.

Thats why I got deleted.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 05:17 AM (QTv8u)

240 Fuck this week sucks!!!

I need a nap, only got about 2 hours to get some shut eye.

I'm so fucked till sunday..

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 05:20 AM (QTv8u)

241 I meant to close that last with


"out"

so

OUT.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at November 30, 2006 05:21 AM (QTv8u)

242 fwiw, Dave from Garfield Ridge is teasing his own permanent blog departure.

or faking his own blog-death.

I'm not sure which.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 30, 2006 05:34 AM (dTi2n)

243 I see that the yellow Wiggle is calling it quits. I'm not saying that his leaving and Ace's disappearance are related but it's awful coincidental.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 30, 2006 05:40 AM (t+mja)

244 "Rosetta's a guy?"

He is a guy. AND he's a lesbian too.

It's a little confusing at first.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 30, 2006 05:56 AM (pzen5)

245 25 years ago, I was driving a big wheel into a semi-route on it's way to my local "algroc" grocerie store.

I was nine.

Posted by: Slublog at November 30, 2006 06:00 AM (R8+nJ)

246

Thanks, WP! You made my day.


And, New Person? If my love for Harry Potter is going to turn off the ladies, my wife is going to be very happy. I can use this to wangle the HP DVDs too. Thanks!


Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 06:04 AM (h76y6)

247

WP,


HP fan sites are administered and frequented by kids. For them, a 21 year old is an Old Man. When 30+ geriatrics like us go there and post with some worldly wise perspective, the kids see in us Voldemort himself.


I don't agree with you that JKR is a hHack. She came out with a wonderful world inhabited by Wizards, and magical creatures and all. It takes a lot of imagination to construct something like that. And she makes money in the process. Good for her.


BTW, interesting theory about HP and Neville.


Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 06:35 AM (h76y6)

248 Pinto,
I pointed the same theory out to my son and it about crushed him. I may have went too far and guessed that Neville was the true hero and everyone was mistaken about HP because Voldy went after him. Kind of like the interpreting the Oracle of Delphi, the bad guy never gets it right.

My guess is that you will be correct when the last book comes out.

Posted by: Steve #2 at November 30, 2006 07:02 AM (uIMqK)

249 I dunno, Dave (GR) is making a rather swift departure from the intertubes. Maybe he killed Ace?

All I know, is that there is some loose shit going on here.

Posted by: Carin at November 30, 2006 07:10 AM (4SUZ7)

250 Am I gonna have to work all day Again?!  sonofa.....

Posted by: Terry at November 30, 2006 07:17 AM (nyxv/)

251

Steve #2,


in the last chapter of OotP, Harry asks the same question to Dumbledore: What makes you think I am the one, and not Neville? Dumbledore replies that according to prophecy, Voldemort will "mark" someone as his equal and opponent. Voldy marked HP with that cool lightning bolt. So he is the one.


Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 07:28 AM (h76y6)

252 Dave and Ace are going into the s**** w****** business together.

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at November 30, 2006 07:53 AM (s7Ian)

253 I heard that if one looks at Britney's cooch for too long it causes seizures.

Posted by: bartwing plover at November 30, 2006 08:00 AM (yHCzY)

254 Thanks for the Retief link wp....I read the books as a teenager and LOVED them...inbetween moving and well....life...I think I donated them or something. But now that ace has disappeared I've got time to re-read them. Also sent the link to my younger daughter.
Side note. I had a cockatiel that I named Conquerer of All Foes Cheese...My mom thought I was nuts...we called him Cheese for short.

Posted by: morning wood at November 30, 2006 08:01 AM (+aNmG)

255 Re: Dave in Garfield.

Very strange the way Dave walked away from his blog. He kinda left his readers in the lurch.

It just occured to me that we don't have a contingency plan if Ace closes his blog. I mean, let's face it, we need this stupid blog more than Ace does.

Let's decide where we are going to meet in case AoS goes defunct.

Any ideas?

Posted by: Bart at November 30, 2006 08:06 AM (yHCzY)

256 We could take over Innocent Bystanders. Most of them live here anyway. I'm sure they wouldn't mind getting hammered by the extra traffic -- until they went down.

Posted by: mesablue at November 30, 2006 09:17 AM (DzeyU)

257 mesablue, I agree. We can bully them and get in. They will just stand by, innocently.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 09:21 AM (h76y6)

258 Or we could resurrect Monty's old blog. Helioscope? Heliosomething.

Or we could all go to Slu's blog and ruin his carpet, clog his toilet, and steal his bandwidth.

Posted by: Bart at November 30, 2006 09:27 AM (D9Uv7)

259 Dave has a pool.

We could pee in it.

Posted by: Bart at November 30, 2006 09:29 AM (D9Uv7)

260 And crap under his crap tree.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 09:30 AM (h76y6)

261 Okay, now that's just sick.

Posted by: Bart at November 30, 2006 09:35 AM (D9Uv7)

262 So, what were you going to clog Slu's toilet with?

Happy thoughts?

Posted by: mesablue at November 30, 2006 09:37 AM (DzeyU)

263 We could pee in it.

I doubt it. 30 degress with wind gusts up to 50. You will most likely pee on yourself.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 30, 2006 09:37 AM (pzen5)

264 Dave, sorry if that was a little too nasty.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 09:42 AM (h76y6)

265

Why am I saying if ?


That was nasty


Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 09:44 AM (h76y6)

266 My ex had a cat who liked to poop in the potted plants inside the house. The cat thought it was funny.

Posted by: Bart at November 30, 2006 09:46 AM (D9Uv7)

267 Cat poo is like fertilizers to plant. The plants love it.

Posted by: Tushar D at November 30, 2006 09:47 AM (h76y6)

268 Tushar's talking to plants again. I bet plants like mustard too, huh?

Posted by: mesablue at November 30, 2006 09:57 AM (DzeyU)

269 Tushar, no worries. If the word "crap" offended me, I wouldn't be hanging out at AoSHQ.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 30, 2006 09:58 AM (pzen5)

270

Cat poo is like fertilizers to plant. The plants love it.


Maybe, but their pee is instant death to plants.


Posted by: Nice Deb at November 30, 2006 10:02 AM (j/w7v)

271 Okay, it was me who was pooping in the potted plants. I blamed the cat.

I hated that cat.

Posted by: Bart at November 30, 2006 10:02 AM (D9Uv7)

272 Feisty requires you pay for the meal every time.

Unless you're Acey-poo.

Disgusting.

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