August 30, 2013

Preznit Transparency McBombypants not so transparent
— Purple Avenger

Because who visits the Whitehouse and how often is none of your effing business citizen serf, so just STFU and move along.

President Obama and his successors in the Oval Office are not obligated to make public the names of individuals visiting the White House, according to a decision of the federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia made public Friday...

Transparency
McBombypants - TBD

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1 I love you, Man!

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 04:17 PM (7y1wy)

2 Why bother with this post? Aren't there important things we could be talking about?

Posted by: Methos, wiseass at August 30, 2013 04:17 PM (hO9ad)

3 Who are his successors?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 30, 2013 04:18 PM (fvV0D)

4 I think it was Darth Cheney that was evil for not revealing everyone he spoke with.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 04:19 PM (7y1wy)

5 I don't see anything here, so I moving right along.

Posted by: LIV serf at August 30, 2013 04:19 PM (H1bc7)

6 I. Won.
My. House.

Posted by: SCOAMFCiC at August 30, 2013 04:21 PM (nm+kb)

7 Imagine if there was a Republican in the White House....

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 04:21 PM (GrtrJ)

8

Wow, so, the court ruled the logs are immune to FOIA. What a disaster.

I hope Judicial Watch appeals.

Posted by: knob, making it my business at August 30, 2013 04:22 PM (H1bc7)

9 Does Satan leave a hoofprint in the visitors log when he comes to advise TFG?

Posted by: Dang at August 30, 2013 04:22 PM (Hx2XA)

10 I'm just now watching "District of Corruption," so ironic timing.  A must-see from Judicial Watch about how every administration does anything it can to conduct the nation's business in total fucking secrecy.  So big whoop, I guess, now it's merely been codified.

Posted by: Kate58 at August 30, 2013 04:22 PM (oLZsm)

11 Daily reminder: The Founding Fathers would totally revolt against this regime.

Posted by: Yep at August 30, 2013 04:23 PM (6sqK6)

12 So here's that Obama Sucks! thread Ace promised.

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2013 04:24 PM (bufJH)

13 This post sucks. This isn't how things used to be done. What's the point?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:24 PM (GEICT)

14 Muslin Bro-hood visits?  STFU. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2013 04:25 PM (lVPtV)

15 Soon, a stream of terror supporters and mafia bosses will be seen entering the WHite House...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2013 04:25 PM (NLqIR)

16 Where are the pop culture posts?  This Obama Sucks !!!eleventy!!! stuff gets old!!!

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 04:25 PM (GrtrJ)

17 That other thread was so beat racoons had started to move in.

Posted by: Manifesto de Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 30, 2013 04:26 PM (2BHYC)

18 Prezzy Big Boy Pants

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2013 04:26 PM (lVPtV)

19 Amazing that "our" civil servants masters are no longer accountable in any aspect of their public jobs to the populace that elected them! Personally, I blame it all on Bush!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 04:26 PM (XdnQT)

20
Things like this always remind me of those dictator countries where he gets his crony judges to say "Yeah, he has that power, its legal".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2013 04:26 PM (lnFK0)

21 >>>Does Satan leave a hoofprint in the visitors log when he comes to advise TFG?

It'd be hard to say, I know of like four people named Satan.

Posted by: Jay Carney at August 30, 2013 04:26 PM (nm+kb)

22 Damn barrel!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 04:27 PM (XdnQT)

23 I kinda sorta feel like giving up.  Fuck it all.  Have at it, Obamabots.  This shit's all yours.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2013 04:27 PM (lVPtV)

24 Where's my Danny Kaye album?  I know I left it in here somewhere....

Posted by: Lady in Black, in a dead thread talking to myself at August 30, 2013 04:27 PM (XB5Ak)

25 >>> That other thread was so beat racoons had started to move in. I think even the raccoons thought it was beat.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 04:27 PM (7y1wy)

26 I couldn't have Kal and Reggie's names popping up on the visitors log every night now could I?

Posted by: Baracka at August 30, 2013 04:27 PM (Aif/5)

27 Who are his successors? We'll let you know.

Posted by: The MFM at August 30, 2013 04:28 PM (FcR7P)

28 I was going to go to bed early since I have to get up at 5AM and drive 8 hours, but the amphitheater 3 miles away is rocking, and so is my house. *pours scotch* Cheers.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 30, 2013 04:28 PM (4Mv1T)

29 Things like this always remind me of those dictator countries where he gets his crony judges to say "Yeah, he has that power, its legal". Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2013 09:26 PM (lnFK0) Yes and the libs and the legal professoriate have been planting red diaper baby or equivalents in the courts at every level since FDR.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 04:29 PM (XdnQT)

30 I think the Muslim BH had more visits than Kal and Reggie.  But I could be wrong.

WTF difference does it make?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2013 04:29 PM (lVPtV)

31 Can I file an FOIA request to find out where the prayer rug is located in the White House?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 04:30 PM (XdnQT)

32

Sheesh. Why even bother hiding anything now? We are under the greasy thumb of a skinny dictator, albeit a skinny dictator with a large cadre of truly scary people.

 

Crap. It's Friday. Need more bourbon and cicada-based snacks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, savoring a Cicada McGriddle with an Evan Williams Chaser at August 30, 2013 04:30 PM (6rcHp)

33 I'm seriously logging off.  Tired, and fucked the hell up.

Have fun, all.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2013 04:30 PM (lVPtV)

34 This post sucks. This isn't how things used to be done. What's the point? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 09:24 PM (GEICT)


Should I attention whore my cicada story here?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 04:31 PM (Gk3SS)

35 Good night, Jane!

Posted by: Vendette at August 30, 2013 04:31 PM (dw9bg)

36 So today we scrubbed the house top to bottom.  Then I dyed my hair red.  Bright red.

It's been a great day.

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 04:31 PM (GrtrJ)

37 Should I attention whore my cicada story here? Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:31 PM (Gk3SS) If you attention whore your cicada story, I'm attention whoring my NEW BLOG POST again.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:32 PM (GEICT)

38 36 So today we scrubbed the house top to bottom. Then I dyed my hair red. Bright red. It's been a great day. Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 09:31 PM (GrtrJ) On purpose?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:33 PM (GEICT)

39 On purpose? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 09:33 PM (GEICT)


Goddamn skippy.

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 04:34 PM (GrtrJ)

40 Why did Chris Matthews' head turn green?

Because we can neither confirm nor deny the President had Fruit Loops for breakfast.

Posted by: Jay Carney cries real (simulated) tears at August 30, 2013 04:34 PM (5J56L)

41 So I'm watching the Florida Atlantic at Miami (FL) game.  Anyone else find it amusing that the FAU coach has, instead of a telecom company logo on his headset, the logo of the ADT security system company?

Posted by: Country Singer at August 30, 2013 04:35 PM (NLfPJ)

42 "Visiting the white house" means snorting coke, right? So what is the "visitor's log" in this analogy?

Posted by: C Sheen at August 30, 2013 04:36 PM (kyAWi)

43 >>> Then I dyed my hair red. Bright red. Hubba hubba!

Posted by: Bozo at August 30, 2013 04:37 PM (7y1wy)

44 Meanwhile, the NSA will record and store your entire call history for the rest of your life.

Posted by: T. at August 30, 2013 04:38 PM (4Q7xh)

45 *fist bumps DangerGirl*


You know, if you squint, you can see some justification for not allowing access to visitor log information because merely knowing that person A went to place B, even if you do not know the contents of the meeting, can reveal highly relevant information.


You know, like metadata does. 

*skips off all innocent like*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 04:38 PM (Gk3SS)

46 9 Does Satan leave a hoofprint in the visitors log when he comes to advise TFG?
Posted by: Dang at August 30, 2013 09:22 PM (Hx2XA)

He doesn't have to sign in. He just strolls right on in the door and is saluted.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 30, 2013 04:38 PM (yE6xT)

47 Should I attention whore my cicada story here? Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:31 PM (Gk3SS) Yes. But spice it up a little. You know, like a ninja tried to get in the door too. And the exotic dancer you protected.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2013 04:38 PM (NLqIR)

48
Pull quote from the decision:

In sum, we conclude that one of the factors in the four factor control test unambiguously favors the Secret Service’s position, one unambiguously favors Judicial Watch’s position, and two are relatively uncertain. This circuit’s descriptions of the four-factor test do not make clear what to do when the factors point in different directions, with different intensities....

Accordingly, if the four-factor test were the only relevant consideration, we would be left with an uncertain result. That uncertainty would redound to the benefit of Judicial Watch, in light of the Supreme Court’s instruction that the “burden is on the agency to demonstrate, not the requester to disprove, that the materials sought are not ‘agency records,’”

BUT

And then they proceed to pull a bunch of secondary cases out their posteriors to decide in favor of The One.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 30, 2013 04:40 PM (kdS6q)

49 John Kerry this, and John Kerry that, and John Kerry something else. Did you know he served in Vietnam? made a statement against the war to the Senate Foreign Relations committee, went to Paris to meet with the North Vietnamese? Now wants to start a war with Syria, as though Syria has no allies who might back them up, as though Vietnam never happened.

Who cares who meets with the President when you have John Kerry as SOS?

Posted by: One Man Wrecking Crew at August 30, 2013 04:40 PM (IIe2Y)

50 Le twat, c'est moi.

Posted by: HRH Obama The I at August 30, 2013 04:40 PM (FcR7P)

51 Yes. But spice it up a little.

You know, like a ninja tried to get in the door too. And the exotic dancer you protected. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2013 09:38 PM (NLqIR)



Oh Emily was off to the store to get more Gatorade.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 04:41 PM (Gk3SS)

52 45 *fist bumps DangerGirl*
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:38 PM (Gk3SS)



*fist bump*  POW!!!

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 04:42 PM (GrtrJ)

53 Oh Emily was off to the store to get more Gatorade. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:41 PM (Gk3SS) She was capable of walking? *squints* You losing your touch?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:43 PM (GEICT)

54 *fist bumps DangerGirl*


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:38 PM (Gk3SS)


*fist bump* POW!!



WonderMoronette Powers...ACTIVATE!



Posted by: Country Singer at August 30, 2013 04:43 PM (NLfPJ)

55 And then they proceed to pull a bunch of secondary cases out their posteriors to decide in favor of The One. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 30, 2013 09:40 PM (kdS6q) This is known formally as the malleable majesty of the law!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 04:44 PM (XdnQT)

56 I'm guessing the intersection set between the visitor logs and terrorist watch/no-fly lists was not the NULL.

Posted by: Manifesto de Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 30, 2013 04:44 PM (2BHYC)

57 She was capable of walking?

*squints*

You losing your touch? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 09:43 PM (GEICT)



I let her borrow the Jazzy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 04:45 PM (Gk3SS)

58 That guy who talked about transparency said a lot of things he didn't mean.  He hurt a lot of people, including me.  I'm Obama 2.0.

Posted by: King Baraka at August 30, 2013 04:46 PM (bufJH)

59
   I remember the TESTIMONY--not statement-- Kerry made very well.

   Bastard.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 30, 2013 04:46 PM (SAMxH)

60 9 Does Satan leave a hoofprint in the visitors log when he comes to advise TFG?
Posted by: Dang

Probably on the carpet and on the Resolute desk, too.

Posted by: Dianna at August 30, 2013 04:46 PM (mKMj1)

61 I would like to hear about the cicadas, please.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 04:47 PM (7y1wy)

62 I let her borrow the Jazzy. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:45 PM (Gk3SS) That's not polite in public.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:47 PM (GEICT)

63 Two Words: Bonus Army

Posted by: Daybrother at August 30, 2013 04:47 PM (g7lkO)

64 Unexpectedly ! If I had enough hair, I would totes dye it red. I don't think that coloring my scalp with a red Sharpie would have quite the same effect, though. *sad trombone*

Posted by: chelsea little five-eyes at August 30, 2013 04:49 PM (3X3ZR)

65 61 I would like to hear about the cicadas, please.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 09:47 PM (7y1wy)



--Hear ya go!


http://youtu.be/B6LhWbQthAI

Posted by: logprof at August 30, 2013 04:49 PM (bufJH)

66 I would like to hear about the cicadas, please. Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 09:47 PM (7y1wy)


The Cicada Story:  http://bit.ly/15GAROp



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 04:50 PM (Gk3SS)

67 Posted by: Daybrother at August 30, 2013 09:47 PM (g7lkO) Three Words: General Douglas MacArthur

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 04:53 PM (XdnQT)

68 It is 8 degrees hotter than hell in El Lay, all of a sudden, after an arctic summer, now that we're all completely over it.  Ugh!

Posted by: Peaches at August 30, 2013 04:54 PM (8lmkt)

69 The Cicada Story: http://bit.ly/15GAROp Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:50 PM (Gk3SS) Dammit. That's not really enough of a whoring to justify me whoring THAT I HAVE A NEW BLOG POST UP at my site.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:54 PM (GEICT)

70 I blame that asshole soetoro and his evil, icky minions.

Posted by: Peaches at August 30, 2013 04:54 PM (8lmkt)

71 The People's House

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 30, 2013 04:55 PM (aDwsi)

72 "Dammit. That's not really enough of a whoring to justify me whoring THAT I HAVE A NEW BLOG POST UP at my site."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 09:54 PM (GEICT)


HaHa!  You and AllanG, both. 

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 04:56 PM (lq3Ak)

73 Who cares who meets with the President when you have John Kerry as SOS?

SOS = Sack Of Shit

And that's the nicest thing I can say about horseface.

Posted by: Killerdog at August 30, 2013 04:57 PM (Oi60j)

74

I want to know how Obama got to put Solar Panels on the top of OUR White House...

 

How did it get past the Historic Building Folks?  Who PAID for it?

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 30, 2013 04:57 PM (lZBBB)

75 OK. So the question is, WHO made this an issue? The Secrete Service? Ha.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 30, 2013 04:57 PM (aDwsi)

76
Calling Al Sharpton, please come to the WHITE courtesy phone, Al Sharpton....


Police in Wilmington are investigating the reported gang rape of two women at a park in Delaware.

Police say two women, ages 32 and 24, were reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose.

..........

“The new criminal we’re seeing, they’re bold, they’re brazen, an they have a total disregard for life,” said Maria Cabrera, city councilwoman-at-large in Wilmington.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2013 04:57 PM (lnFK0)

77 Three Words: General Douglas MacArthur Posted by: Hrothgar I know, but this will be "Bonus Army II: The Revenge"

Posted by: Daybrother at August 30, 2013 04:57 PM (g7lkO)

78 HaHa! You and AllanG, both. Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 09:56 PM (lq3Ak) Bastard went and got a job where he actually has to work and now hasn't posted in forever.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:57 PM (GEICT)

79 >>> The Cicada Story: http://bit.ly/15GAROp Saturday night I had nothing but a nylon tent between me and a pack of coy-wolves.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 04:58 PM (7y1wy)

80 The Cicada Story: http://bit.ly/15GAROp Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD, you taunty bitch. at August 30, 2013 09:50 PM (Gk3SS) 100% agree about the nature thing. But in my case, in my neck of the woods it is Hobo spiders, the only spider that when it sees your foot, CHARGES AFTER IT. Scary little mofos, I hate them.

Posted by: LizLem, who owns a lawn and is not afraid to tell twentysomething hipsters to get off it at August 30, 2013 04:58 PM (8wqqE)

81 Dammit. That's not really enough of a whoring to justify me whoring THAT I HAVE A NEW BLOG POST UP at my site. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 09:54 PM (GEICT)


You have a website?

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 04:58 PM (GrtrJ)

82 Ohhh Horde. I got my pistol today! They still haven't done my background check; they are running up to 120 days (!) and it's only been 6 weeks (soif it comes back that I'm not eligible, they'll come take it). MD law says the shop can release 8 days after purchase, but my shop didn't have that as their policy until a few weeks ago. So it's home! I had to make room in my purse for it by taking out my knitting. The guy at the shop just laughed.

Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 04:58 PM (aH+zP)

83 Cicadas are UGLY, but harmless, ma'am.  They just sit there, so as to grab them by the back of their wings and escort them from your house via "toss".

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 04:58 PM (lq3Ak)

84 You have a website? Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 09:58 PM (GrtrJ) You wound me, fair lady. I have been making the attempt to blog. Link in nic.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 04:59 PM (GEICT)

85 Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 09:58 PM (aH+zP)

Gingy, congrats!!!!  What did you get? 

Posted by: Peaches at August 30, 2013 05:00 PM (8lmkt)

86 Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 09:58 PM (aH+zP)

What did you get?

Posted by: Country Singer at August 30, 2013 05:00 PM (NLfPJ)

87 I dunno if Mark Levin goes into anything beyond judicial term limits in his new book, but if I was given the task of updating the Constitution, one thing I would definitely do is limit the power of judges to one thing and one thing only (wrt laws and statutes). The court may ONLY declare a law unconstitutional, and that ability would be narrowly defined. No compelling this or mandating that. No penumbras, no emanations, no goddamn nocturnal emissions. Nothing. The power of the court may ONLY limit government, or remove laws or regulations from the books. Period.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 05:00 PM (aH+zP)

88 "So it's home! I had to make room in my purse for it by taking out my knitting. The guy at the shop just laughed."

Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 09:58 PM (aH+zP)


Welcome Home!

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:01 PM (lq3Ak)

89 As this looks to be a pre ONT thread. . . reposting this from the last dead thread. "...has anyone here listened to "Welcome to Nightvale"? Is the current #1 podcast on iTunes, is currently huge among the middle school to college age set. If you had told me a podcast that is the equivalent of an old school radio show about a Orwellian, Lovecraftian, Area 51-type town would be the thing all the kids are into, I never would have believed it. I'm sure the big draw is that the main character is gay, and that is the least weird thing in the town, and he gets a love interest. But the writing is humorous, if a bit dry. Between Nightvale and the hugeness of Hunger Games, I'm glad kids are getting into dystopian fiction; if it makes them question the government in any way, excellent." http://preview.tinyurl.com/plg8m93

Posted by: LizLem, who owns a lawn and is not afraid to tell twentysomething hipsters to get off it at August 30, 2013 05:01 PM (8wqqE)

90 Gingy, do you have any hot tips for framing needlepoint or cross-stitch? My wife wants to frame some of her mother's work.

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 05:01 PM (7y1wy)

91 Yes, Cicadas are pretty mellow, not all nervous and jerky like those huge palmetto bugs.  Catching one of those is mission impossible.

Posted by: Manifesto de Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 30, 2013 05:01 PM (2BHYC)

92 Great way to make your home even more homelike, Gingy! Congratulations, and what did you get?

Posted by: Dianna at August 30, 2013 05:02 PM (mKMj1)

93 What does this have to do with Robin Thicke?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at August 30, 2013 05:02 PM (jucos)

94 Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 10:00 PM (aH+zP) IMO, the Constitution doesn't need updating. It needs FOLLOWING.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 05:02 PM (GEICT)

95 Gingy, congratulations! Just be sure to get a little pocket holster for it that covers the trigger. A woman shot herself in the hand here this week reaching into her purse.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 30, 2013 05:03 PM (4Mv1T)

96 "Assad is killing civilians indiscriminately. Laying waste to women and children, small pets and babies like Genghis Jenjis Khan backed by American soldiers.

Posted by: John F'n Kerry at August 30, 2013 05:04 PM (Dkz8q)

97 "IMO, the Constitution doesn't need updating. It needs FOLLOWING."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 10:02 PM (GEICT)


FIRST... Then Federal Law, Then State Law, then Local Law;

...then you 'update' via the State Version Levin has exposed to the uninformed, (including me).

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:05 PM (lq3Ak)

98 BC
Follow the Constitution? What a unique idea.

Posted by: Joethefatman (@joethefatman1) at August 30, 2013 05:05 PM (MnSla)

99

"What does this have to do with Robin Thicke?"

 

The unholy spawn of Alan Thicke and a bunch of cicadas whom he fed roofies and cheap Canadian rum, some time after that ill-advised Robin Sparkles music video.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, savoring a Cicada McGriddle with an Evan Williams Chaser at August 30, 2013 05:05 PM (6rcHp)

100 Ugh, I've had too much fun and wine today.  Time to go sober up.

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 05:06 PM (GrtrJ)

101 AtC, since you reposted the cicada saga, I will relate my Northern Virginia Face Spider story. I take the hounds out every night (about 11:00 PM) for a final do your business run in the back yard. For the past five nights, a spider has set up a web at exactly your face height and woven an artistic masterpiece almost exactly the size of a face. Because of backlighting from the security spotlights, I have seen the web and avoided walking into it each night. This web is an engineering work of art as well, because the top strand runs between two trees that are about 10 feet apart and is pretty much level and about five feet off the ground. There are also several several other anchoring strands that tie the actual web complex to the ground. I have no idea how the spider can figure out this geometry and construct such an amazing pattern. Unfortunately for the spider, every night the dogs go romping through the yard below the web, hit one or more of the ground support strands and collapse the web. So far he has had one confirmed kill which looked to be a 3/4 inch long moth. Strangely enough, Mrs H did NOT want to hear about this piece of nature at work in our back yard!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 05:07 PM (XdnQT)

102    

 

Former US Defense Secretary  Panetta: US can't wait for allies to take military action against Syria - @NBCNews

 

 

So, this limited and narrow strike that isn't going to have any actual effect on the civil war must be done RIGHT AWAY.

 

Because....Prezzy Peace Prize has been insulted, or something.

 

 

Bush waited 10 months, built a coalition of 48 countries and was accused    of a "rush to war."

 

Okayyyy......

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2013 05:07 PM (1Y+hH)

103 100 Ugh, I've had too much fun and wine today. Time to go sober up. Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 10:06 PM (GrtrJ) Now why would you go and do something stupid like that? There's no future in it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 05:07 PM (GEICT)

104 fluffy, she should have it professionally done, particularly if it was done by her mom. That's my only advice. If you're in MD I will direct you to my friend's shop, but any pro framing shop will know what to do. Even Michael's or Joann's. I got a Smith and Wesson SD9VE. Lighter than my intended Glock 19, fits in my hand better. Shiiiiny. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24774589@N04/

Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 05:07 PM (aH+zP)

105 Currently grumbling about my worthless dog ignoring the raccoons on my patio.  What is it with big dogs treating pests like pets? 

Posted by: Mustbequantum at August 30, 2013 05:07 PM (MIKMs)

106 Because no one needs to know that the IRS chief visited 160 times, because not our business.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 30, 2013 05:07 PM (aDwsi)

107
Now why would you go and do something stupid like that? There's no future in it. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 10:07 PM (GEICT)



Because I'd like to be a useful, productive human being tomorrow.  Maybe.

Posted by: DangerGirl, full of sweet rage at August 30, 2013 05:09 PM (GrtrJ)

108

Posted by: Mustbequantum at August 30, 2013 10:07 PM (MIKMs)

 

 

My dogs killed raccoons on sight.  It was hard to stop them from it.

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2013 05:09 PM (XntP1)

109 Okayyyy...... Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2013 10:07 PM (1Y+hH) The left are not going to start telling the truth or being even-handed. Ever. So, we probably need to skip that step in the plan.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2013 05:10 PM (NLqIR)

110 It's not like anything that goes on in the White House is any of our business or anything.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at August 30, 2013 05:11 PM (jucos)

111 >>> any pro framing shop will know what to do. Even Michael's or Joann's Those are the franchise type places?

Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 05:11 PM (7y1wy)

112

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at August 30, 2013 10:10 PM (NLqIR)

 

 

Harshin' my  buzz, dude. But, you are correct.

 

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2013 05:12 PM (1Y+hH)

113 No ONT for me tonight. Ya'll have a great night and a restful Labor Day weekend. G'Night.

Posted by: Joethefatman (@joethefatman1) at August 30, 2013 05:12 PM (MnSla)

114 Currently grumbling about my worthless dog ignoring the raccoons on my patio. What is it with bigdogs treating pests like pets? Posted by: Mustbequantum
------------

True story.
My 91 year-old MIL spied 'somone' sitting on her front porch in a rocking chair, just saw their head. She grabbed the shotgun, her dead-husband's Browning, went out the back door and circled around to the front. It was a raccoon that had climbed up the back of the chair and was sitting atop of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 30, 2013 05:13 PM (aDwsi)

115 95 Gingy, congratulations! Just be sure to get a little pocket holster for it that covers the trigger. A woman shot herself in the hand here this week reaching into her purse. Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 30, 2013 10:03 PM (4Mv1T) --- I live in Marylandistan. It was in the box to carry it home. I can't carry it with me, like, ever. There's a link to see the knitting bag and box in y purse (http://tinyurl.com/kqhhtxr). Don't laugh at my Dalek knitting bag. Needs a name.

Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 05:13 PM (aH+zP)

116 Because no one needs to know that the IRS chief visited 160 times, because not our business. Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 30, 2013 10:07 PM (aDwsi) Definitely a National Security issue, because I cannot imagine anyone in the nation not feeling insecure once they know this!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 05:13 PM (XdnQT)

117 Harshin' my buzz, dude. But, you are correct. Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2013 10:12 PM (1Y+hH) I complain about it too, but, you know, *not moving the needle*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2013 05:13 PM (NLqIR)

118 Because....Prezzy Peace Prize has been insulted, or something. My theory is that Putin called him a pussy and then laughed in his face. If Barry bombs something he thinks Vlad will think he's bad and, you know, like him on Facebook™.

Posted by: Daybrother at August 30, 2013 05:13 PM (pt1Qu)

119 What about the cicadas?

Posted by: usually disgusted at August 30, 2013 05:13 PM (iMISt)

120 111 >>> any pro framing shop will know what to do. Even Michael's or Joann's Those are the franchise type places? Posted by: fluffy at August 30, 2013 10:11 --- Yes. Coupons abound.

Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 05:14 PM (aH+zP)

121 Gingy, nice gun!  Now you've go to get out there and start putting rounds downrange.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 30, 2013 05:16 PM (NLfPJ)

122 I got a Smith and Wesson SD9VE. Lighter than my intended Glock 19, fits in my hand better. Shiiiiny.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24774589@N04/

Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 10:07 PM (aH+zP)


very nice, Gingy!!!  looks very lethal (take that fuckin' lock off it right now, it defeats the purpose).  here's my baby:

http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101/images/5719.jpg


I love her . . .


Posted by: Peaches at August 30, 2013 05:16 PM (8lmkt)

123 I submit that the only think Transparent about Emporer Obama, is his Clothes...

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 30, 2013 05:17 PM (lZBBB)

124 Off Topic-

I'm getting one Free Game tomorrow from GameStop.  (Buy Two, Get One).

I'm between these games:

-Crackdown 2, (but I hated Gears of War)
-Crysis 2
-Deus Ex, HR
-Saints Row
-F.E.A.R. 3
-Prototype
-Far Cry 2

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:17 PM (lq3Ak)

125 I got a Smith and Wesson SD9VE. Lighter than my intended Glock 19, fits in my hand better. Shiiiiny. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24774589@N04/ Posted by: Gingy at August 30, 2013 10:07 PM (aH+zP) I originally intended to get that same model in .40. I ended up with an M&P instead. But S&W makes some beautiful and very well functioning firearms.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at August 30, 2013 05:18 PM (GEICT)

126 IMO, the Constitution doesn't need updating. It needs FOLLOWING. Agreed, of course, but it does need some clarification. Marberry v Madison is extra-Constitutional, yet it's the justification for all SCOUS decisions. The17th has to go, and the 16th could (should) be rewritten demanding a flat tax. Now that we have 226 years of seeing how government seeks to push its influence beyond what it's supposed to do, we could close up the holes and restrict the methods used. In 200 years they'd have to do it again, likely.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 05:18 PM (aH+zP)

127 Well, Far Cry 2 had one of the worst, most annoying stories I've ever seen in the game. DEHR was okay but kind fo on-rails and then the end sucked horribly. FEAR is generally a good bet, I haven't played Crisis 2 but I just got it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2013 05:19 PM (NLqIR)

128 I can't be the only one that notices a distinct lack of trollage recently. I'm not complaining in the slightest but I want to think the OFA have been having a hard time recruiting and maintain their Dipshit Brigades.

Posted by: weft, all kitted up for RINOv.PURE [/i] [/b] at August 30, 2013 05:19 PM (j149p)

129 Hi Peaches!  (hug)

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:19 PM (lq3Ak)

130 John Boehner is so not going to put up with this.  Probably he'll link Secret Service funding to Obama voluntarily giving up all the logs.

Yep, that's our guy.

Posted by: Klopan at August 30, 2013 05:20 PM (u3N3z)

131 "Well, Far Cry 2 had one of the worst, most annoying stories I've ever seen in the game. DEHR was okay but kind fo on-rails and then the end sucked horribly. FEAR is generally a good bet, I haven't played Crisis 2 but I just got it." Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

*crosses off FC2*

Thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:20 PM (lq3Ak)

132 122 I got a Smith and Wesson SD9VE. 


Gingy I bought one of those a few weeks ago. Little heavy on the trigger side, but ate everything I put through it. Have fun with it and all that there kind of stuff.

And now G'night for real.


Posted by: Joethefatman (@joethefatman1) at August 30, 2013 05:20 PM (MnSla)

133 Far Cry 3 is supposed to rule over all other games ever made though.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 30, 2013 05:21 PM (d7tB2)

134 124. Saints Row, it makes Robin Thicke look positively wholesome and I ran the mocap for the cutscenes.

Posted by: Motionview at August 30, 2013 05:21 PM (2yPl+)

135 #118. Putin has his number. If he stands down, Putin will call him a pussy. If he attacks, Vlad will go into the "Defender of the Innocent" mode, and make Obama look like a monster.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 30, 2013 05:22 PM (GoIUi)

136 "Far Cry 3 is supposed to rule over all other games ever made though. "

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 30, 2013 10:21 PM (d7tB2)


LOL... but it looks REALLY GOOD"  I'll get it when it hits twenty bucks.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:22 PM (lq3Ak)

137 What a relief.  Now we can resume our weekly euchre game with the Obamas.

Posted by: Bill & Bernadine at August 30, 2013 05:22 PM (u3N3z)

138 Peaches, do you have an 8 year old in the house? I don't believe that you do. The lock stays until we pick up the gun safe.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 05:22 PM (aH+zP)

139 In 200 years they'd have to do it again, likely. Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 10:18 PM (aH+zP) I believe, sir, that you are an optimist. Technology has compressed almost every time related boundary, and progressivism has erased almost every common thread that once bound us together as a Nation. I think the range before a recollapse/reset is more like 20 to 50 years.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 05:23 PM (XdnQT)

140 F.E.A.R. 3 -Prototype -Far Cry 2 Posted by: Slapweasel Heh. I got stuck on one corridor on FEAR2 and gave up. I tried the multiplayer after. Funniest, most spazotic thing I've ever played. It really needed the Yakki-Sax Benny Hill music. I can't imagine F3 multi is anymore playable. Far Cry 2 I'm not a big fan of Ubisoft's On the Rails games. That one is kind of dull. Lots of pauses between action sequences. Seems a bit barren at times as many of their games do.

Posted by: weft, all kitted up for RINOv.PURE [/i] [/b] at August 30, 2013 05:24 PM (j149p)

141 I can't be the only one that notices a distinct lack of trollage recently. Posted by: weft, all kitted up for RINOv.PURE at August 30, 2013 10:19 PM (j149p) We must have been on different threads for the last two weeks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2013 05:24 PM (NLqIR)

142 124. "Saints Row, it makes Robin Thicke look positively wholesome and I ran the mocap for the cutscenes."

Posted by: Motionview at August 30, 2013 10:21 PM (2yPl+)


You're a silly bastard.

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:24 PM (lq3Ak)

143 I got a new toy cheap, at a pawn shop -- a like new inspection camera you can poke into walls and other shit.  Very cool.

Shoved it into the intake manifold on my ride.  The 2" pipe from the intercooler was choked down to about finger diameter with carbon crud.  I guess that splains why the turbo not be so boosty anymore.  sigh..


Posted by: Manifesto de Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 30, 2013 05:24 PM (2BHYC)

144 Of course, ONT up

Posted by: weft, all kitted up for RINOv.PURE [/i] [/b] at August 30, 2013 05:24 PM (j149p)

145 "I got stuck on one corridor on FEAR2 and gave up. I tried the multiplayer after.

Funniest, most spazotic thing I've ever played. It really needed the Yakki-Sax Benny Hill music. I can't imagine F3 multi is anymore playable.

Far Cry 2
I'm not a big fan of Ubisoft's On the Rails games. That one is kind of dull. Lots of pauses between action sequences. Seems a bit barren at times as many of their games do.
"

Posted by: weft, all kitted up for RINOv.PURE at August 30, 2013 10:24 PM (j149p)


Two more games eliminated.  Thank You!

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 05:26 PM (lq3Ak)

146

Posted by: Daybrother at August 30, 2013 10:13 PM (pt1Qu)

 

My theory is darker...

 

There are three major economic issues that have been put off by printing money.... unemployment, the debt, and Obamacare.

 

All are going to hit the economy in the next 6 months... as the Government finds even they can no longer fudge the numbers.

 

So Obama needs a long term crises that is NOT an existential threat to America... he needs just enough of an emergency to be able to use Emergency Powers...

 

Thus... War in the Middle East.

 

The reason for the recent walkback on action from the Admin, and others... is that Putin is very angry right now... and Russia IS an Existential threat to the US.

 

Kerry's speech was all about 'limits'.... trying to convince Putin that a strike is just a symbolic gesture... something that Russia does not need to respond to... as it will be militarily ineffective.

 

Problem is, that Putin is also angry at Saudi Arabia, and their explicit admission that they control the Chechen Terrorists.... the ones who used gas to kill hundreds of Russian children a few years ago...

 

So... end game.... Obama in his hubris, because he has lied and cheated his way to power, will strike thinking there will be consequence.... in which case things may very well spin out of control.... like WW1 did...

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 30, 2013 05:27 PM (lZBBB)

147 139 I believe, sir, that you are an optimist. Technology has compressed almost every time related boundary, and progressivism has erased almost every common thread that once bound us together as a Nation. I think the range before a recollapse/reset is more like 20 to 50 years. Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 10:23 PM (XdnQT) Didn't Jefferson say that we would need a revolution every 20 years, or something like that?

Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2013 05:27 PM (sdi6R)

148 Hi Peaches! (hug)

Posted by: Slapweasel at August 30, 2013 10:19 PM (lq3Ak)


{{{{{Slap}}}} 


c'mon, you guys, let's go over to the ont

Posted by: Peaches at August 30, 2013 05:28 PM (8lmkt)

149

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 30, 2013 10:27 PM (lZBBB)

 

Grrrr...

 

Will strike thinking there will be NO consequence....

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 30, 2013 05:28 PM (lZBBB)

150 You're a silly bastard. We are not amused.

Posted by: Zinyak at August 30, 2013 05:28 PM (2yPl+)

151 124- Far Cry 2 is one of my favorite games! Like Apocalypse Now, only shallower. And a shooter. (FC3 smoothed out some of the more complicated features that I really dug.) And Saint's Row 2 is the most silly fun you can have with a controller, highly recommended also.

Posted by: cmpop at August 30, 2013 05:29 PM (r+ike)

152 Didn't Jefferson say that we would need a revolution every 20 years, or something like that? Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2013 10:27 PM (sdi6R) The Tree of Liberty needs frequent watering...

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 05:32 PM (XdnQT)

153 Hrothgar, I believe you misunderstood my post. My contention was that if somehow we closed every loophole and reconstrained government down to its proper size, that in 200 years it would need to be pruned again, not that we have 200 years more with our present leviathan.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 05:32 PM (aH+zP)

154 Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 10:32 PM (aH+zP) No quite. I think I understood your post, and my position was that even if you were able to close every loophole and loose end, and destroy every emanation of a penumbra, we wouldn't have more than 50 years (not 200) before the prog assholes would have succeeded in screwing things up again!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 30, 2013 05:36 PM (XdnQT)

155 You may be right.

Posted by: Weirddave at August 30, 2013 06:02 PM (aH+zP)

156 Battlefield 3 if you like online game. Best ever

Posted by: Schwalbe262 at August 30, 2013 06:27 PM (IxGUR)

157 I know ONT is up, but I fell asleep around 9 pm sitting in a chair. Out Foundimg Fathers would not believe that such a complete idiot managed to get elected not only once, but twice! I put on FNC & thought bombing for ego started when Gret was on @ 8 with breaking news, with Lindsey Graham. Nothing has happened.

Posted by: CarolT at August 30, 2013 06:29 PM (z4WKX)

158 I wonder what's going on at cumulus.  Savage is doing a show but they have batchelor on in his spot. 

This has happened with some clyde lewis dude too.  He thinks WOR is running his show in NY.  For the past two weeks they've run infomercials.

Posted by: charlie at August 30, 2013 06:35 PM (JCX7d)

159 Anyone have a bell hornet story? Because they are lurking around the base of an oak in my yard, and they are big as my thumb, and the yard has a new Mohawk hairdo.

Posted by: Sarahw at August 30, 2013 06:40 PM (LYwCh)

160 Posted by: Manifesto de Purp at August 30, 2013 10:24 PM (2BHYC) Woo, what kind is it? I need one to poke into plumbing and behind walls and car bumpers and things.

Posted by: Sarahw at August 30, 2013 06:44 PM (LYwCh)

161 New York Needs A Mayor With The Resolve To Let The Subway Kittens Diehttp://tinyurl.com/l8ugd4c

That sound you hear is  Joe Lhota REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR NYC MAYOR, ignoring everything people have been discussing about how to win the youth vote and fulfilling every horrible stereotype about republicans.





Posted by: charlie at August 30, 2013 08:10 PM (JCX7d)

162 What is a "special policy consideration"?  Do they make this stuff up as they go?

Posted by: Titanium at August 30, 2013 08:37 PM (zHWyo)

163 The Most Surprising Things About America, According To An Indian International Studenthttp://tinyurl.com/or8oqo3

We truly are our own worst critics.  Interesting to see ourselves through the eyes of another.  Read the article, it makes you feel good about America, with all her worts.

Posted by: charlie at August 30, 2013 08:37 PM (JCX7d)

164 Woo, what kind is it? I need one to poke into plumbing and behind walls and car bumpers and things.

Centech - about 1/3 the cost of a Milwaukee at HD. Not as good by any means, but good enough for an awful lot of stuff

Posted by: Manifesto de Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at August 31, 2013 06:11 AM (2BHYC)

165 Sharpton added: “Don’t you ever think that Medgar Evers died to give you the right to be a hoodlum or the right to be a thug,” referencing the civil rights leader who was assassinated in June 1963, just hours after President John F. Kennedy appeared on national television rallying for civil rights.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at August 31, 2013 06:31 AM (NFVvY)

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