May 29, 2013

"The System Worked:" Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson Hired by Apple, Which Was Just Beaten Up By Democratic Politiicans
— Ace

Democrats railed at Apple for obeying the tax laws. That's right. Apple obeyed the US tax laws. However, had they arranged their company differently, they could have paid more money to the US government.

So Apple -- which is certainly among liberals' most beloved corporation, after Starbucks and the US Government -- is probably feeling a little heat right now from its liberal, Democratic client base.

Not to mention the government bureaucracy. Which, Gibson Guitars can tell you, can be pretty aggressive about roughing you up if you don't play ball.

There's an app for that -- hiring a disgraced but loyal liberal bureaucrat in need of a paycheck.

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Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 07:45 AM (bJm7W)

2 and off topic already but had to post this -- in the email today:

Friend --

Last summer, my sisters and I had the time of our lives traveling the country for a project that became known as Nuns on the Bus.

We went from Iowa to Pennsylvania, going through seven other states and D.C., raising awareness about people living in poverty, and asking Congress to do better in their budget for the most vulnerable in our society.

This summer, we're hitting the road again for a 6,500 mile, 15-state bus tour around comprehensive immigration reform, and we're proud to have the support of Organizing for Action.

We'll be in Jersey City on Wednesday, May 29th, -- can you meet us there and lend your support?

What: Join the Nuns on the Bus in Jersey City

[info omitted]

We're starting our road trip this year looking out on Ellis Island, and ending three weeks later in the shadow of San Francisco's Angel Island -- stark reminders that this country was built by immigrants, something we shouldn't forget now as Congress is debating comprehensive immigration reform.

Our nation deserves a policy that respects the dignity of each individual, treats people fairly, and helps keep families together. And I'm hopeful that the bill moving through the Senate right now will help get that done.

But we're not letting up until Congress does the right thing.

I hope to see you in Jersey City on Wednesday:

[redacted barky website]

Thank you,

Sister Simone Campbell


(aren't religious groups supposed to stay out of politics? Separation or Church and State and all that?)

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 07:46 AM (bJm7W)

3 Shock! Also, there is gambling at Rick's so I am doubly shocked!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 07:46 AM (OWjjx)

4 Congratulations to Lisa Jackson on her new position: stamping out crimethink at Apple.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 29, 2013 07:46 AM (CJjw5)

5 Oh, well. It's looking like Samsung for the next device.

Posted by: BuddyPC at May 29, 2013 07:46 AM (jfUIE)

6 Is it too late to short Apple?

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:47 AM (/gHaE)

7 mallfly, why is it always raising "awareness"? OMG, I didn't know there were poor people! I'd better do something about that right away!

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 29, 2013 07:47 AM (WD0KF)

8 Heh.

So clearly to find a job I need to commit a federal offense, then just wait for the fortune 50s to come knocking at my door?

I'll update my resume right away as soon as I figure out what offense to commit.

(In fairness, apple may have hired her for her expertise in skirting the law.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work)[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:47 AM (SW3td)

9 Lisa Jackson.....which one was she?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 29, 2013 07:48 AM (da5Wo)

10 I'm sure it's just a coincidence that Apple decided to hire someone with inside the Obama Admin connections. Nothing to see here, move along, we're about to bring charges against another company who's head just happened to give money to the wrong candidates last year.

Maybe Google can find a spot for Lois Lerner.

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 07:48 AM (bJm7W)

11 What the hell does she know about Objective C?

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 29, 2013 07:48 AM (UypUQ)

12 Environmental officer?  What the hell is that?  I didn't know the EPA suddenly became privatized!

Posted by: EC at May 29, 2013 07:48 AM (GQ8sn)

13 Hey, what gives? I put in an application for that job!

Posted by: Jamie Gorelick at May 29, 2013 07:48 AM (8ZskC)

14 Good... Another reason to not like Apple.   I hate Libtard Progressives, esp this EPA bitch..

Posted by: Yip at May 29, 2013 07:49 AM (/jHWN)

15 Posted by: Jamie Gorelick at May 29, 2013 12:48 PM (8ZskC) We're hiring you for border enforcement. Rumor is that you're pretty good at building walls.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 29, 2013 07:49 AM (da5Wo)

16 7 mallfly, why is it always raising "awareness"? OMG, I didn't know there were poor people! I'd better do something about that right away!

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 29, 2013 12:47 PM (WD0KF)

 

Because if you're simply raising "awareness" you don't have to actually show any results.

Posted by: designated jwest comment at May 29, 2013 07:49 AM (LI48c)

17 There's an app for that I believe it's called "iFascism".

Posted by: t-bird at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (FcR7P)

18 /off kneejerk reactionary sock.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (LI48c)

19 re 7: "raising awareness" is like "having a national conversation" -- it means shut up while your betters hector you into agreeing with them

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (bJm7W)

20

>>>Lisa Jackson.....which one was she?

 

A River Runs Through Her

Posted by: garrett at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (sHPLZ)

21 Apple is run by a bunch of lefties.  Jobs' wife is actively pushing for the amnesty bill. Let it rot. Let them all fucking pay through the teeth. Let them suffer under the liberalism they support

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (1Jaio)

22 posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 12:46 PM (bJm7W) The Catholic Church (disclaimer - I am not one...I married into a Catholic family and go, sometimes, but not always) is into "social justice". Frankly, I think its more of an economic ploy for the church - in that social justice mainly consist of 1) more illegal immigrants (who are heavily Catholic) being let into the country and 2) more social welfare (freeing up the Church's welfare system to focus on more stuff). Though I love the Catholic education my children have received they are each required to take a "Social Justice" class before graduating high school. One of my proudest moments was when my oldest, sitting in her Social Justice class, was asked what she thought about the Sadam Hussein hanging. "It was wrong" she replied. The instructor followed up with "because no one has the right to kill one of God's creatures?" "No" my oldest replied "because it wasn't broadcast on public television. I would have watched."

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (OWjjx)

23 I’m guessing there are different kinds of milker hearings, and one is to provide direct job security.

Posted by: Ace Journalist Stephen Price Blair at May 29, 2013 07:50 AM (QF8uk)

24 aren't religious groups supposed to stay out of politics? Separation or Church and State and all that?)

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 12:46 PM (bJm7W)

 

-- Only if they are pro life or not Catholic

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at May 29, 2013 07:51 AM (R8hU8)

25 Lisa Jackson.....which one was she?


The one who posed topless in Playboy?  Or was that Janet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 29, 2013 07:51 AM (8ZskC)

26 Now that Jobs is gone, big, fat, juicy Apple is ripe for the kind of ass-raping liberal parasites are famous for.

Posted by: Fritz at May 29, 2013 07:51 AM (UzPAd)

27 Is it too late to short Apple? You'll have to ask Bernanke. Or maybe Geithner is doing some direct buys.

Posted by: t-bird at May 29, 2013 07:51 AM (FcR7P)

28 The one who posed topless in Playboy? Or was that Janet?

Latoya.

Posted by: EC at May 29, 2013 07:51 AM (GQ8sn)

29 Don't disparage one of my fellow super-powered friends!

Richard Windsor puts on his magic ring and screams You Go Girl!

And *sparkles* there is Lisa Jackson.

Posted by: SheZow at May 29, 2013 07:51 AM (tWmgi)

30

I think she's  going to be in charge of Data Streaming.

 

http://tinyurl.com/q2anv7t

Posted by: garrett at May 29, 2013 07:52 AM (sHPLZ)

31 re 22: that was a good punchline. A lot of teens would have been afraid of saying anything like that.

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 07:52 AM (bJm7W)

32 2) more social welfare (freeing up the Church's welfare system to focus on more stuff). I doubt this one; church officials tend to hate the attitude that the government is the more appropriate aid provider than the congregation. And that the more the government gets involved, the more red tape church officials have to go through to provide similar assistance.

Posted by: Ace Journalist Stephen Price Blair at May 29, 2013 07:52 AM (QF8uk)

33 Environmental officer?

She'll be making sure all the toxic electronic manufacturing shit stays in China...where it belongs. 


Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:52 AM (/gHaE)

34 The iPhone 6 will be made from recycled cardboard.

Posted by: EC at May 29, 2013 07:52 AM (GQ8sn)

35 "It's in the cloud clam."

Posted by: New Apple Slogans at May 29, 2013 07:53 AM (sHPLZ)

36 Last week someone mentioned Weiner made a few hundred $K's last year for "consulting fees." And it occurred to me why former politicians are hired as 'consultants' to large firms. Because 'consulting' is a euphemism for 'divulging inside information' plus lending the firm one's Rolodex of crooked insiders.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 29, 2013 07:53 AM (E1X66)

37 Nothing like hiring washed-up government rejects to improve the bottom line.  I suspect they'll have her developing a new application applicable to governmental operations:  iIncompetence.

Posted by: Exceptionally Mediocre at May 29, 2013 07:54 AM (ZKGJl)

38 Or was that Janet?

Lisa had a portrait malfunction.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 29, 2013 07:54 AM (irlNU)

39 My compassiion for the "poor" is down to almost nothing. Even the friggin panhandlers around center city get into their cars and drive home at the end of the day.  Hell, the governmnet guarantees the parasites a wholly unearned middle-class lifestyle. We must be the only country in the world with obese poor people who live in decent houses with satellite TV. It's crazy.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 29, 2013 07:54 AM (YmPwQ)

40 Democrats railed at Apple for obeying the tax laws.


Apple blew it.  They should have hired Lois Lerner.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 29, 2013 07:54 AM (8ZskC)

41 doubt this one; church officials tend to hate the attitude that the government is the more appropriate aid provider than the congregation. Depends on the church official and the subject. A lot of time Churches are like Mark Kirk to conservatives. Sometimes they are with you....but not always.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 07:54 AM (OWjjx)

42 Execute Clandestine Recycling Program.exe

Posted by: Richard Windsor at May 29, 2013 07:54 AM (tWmgi)

43 They used to farm out the Democrat operatives who provided loyal enforcer service to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to collect their no-show 6-figure paychecks. 

Guess they can't do that anymore, having destroyed the housing market and all. 

Posted by: Phinn at May 29, 2013 07:55 AM (oFH2D)

44 There's an app for that...

iChoad v3.5 -- $2.99 at the app store.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:55 AM (/gHaE)

45 "It just works collects dole."

Posted by: New Apple Slogans at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (JVEmw)

46 I doubt this one; church officials tend to hate the attitude that the government is the more appropriate aid provider than the congregation. And that the more the government gets involved, the more red tape church officials have to go through to provide similar assistance.

Posted by: Ace Journalist Stephen Price Blair at May 29, 2013 12:52 PM (QF8uk)



Yeah there's lot of that stuff that is clearly a corruption of actual Catholic Doctrine, but I'm going to defer to someone else on that one.

Posted by: tsrblke (work)[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (SW3td)

47 I'm surprised Morgan Stanley hasn't snapped up Henry Chu.  The guy's an investing genius.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (8ZskC)

48 What possible contribution could she make? He major is in applied chemistry, a field she has never actually practiced in as she went straight into junk science NGOs and politics.

Posted by: pat at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (LLHgu)

49 other important email this morning

Friend --

I keep a to-do list in my desk.

It's ambitious, but you and I didn't set out to do easy things.

As long as I can count on you to be a part of this, we will find a way to make progress on all of it -- continuing to create good-paying jobs, fixing our broken immigration system, finding a common-sense way to reduce gun violence in this country, and more.

No president can do it alone.

Say you're in:

http://my.barackobama.com/Are-You-In-Reggie

There's a lot of work to do -- thanks for doing your part.

Barack

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (bJm7W)

50 I recently wrote, not on AllanG’s blog, about Tesla Motors being fined for not having their car tested for direct emissions. Tesla makes all-electric vehicles; the vehicles have no emissions. So, imagine that you are in this company’s position. You’ve got the funds to hire one new position (you would have had funds for two, but you had to downsize your plans after paying that fine), and you’ve got two proposals on your desk. One will hire a new engineer, an expert in battery design, because you know that to make your cars more successful, you need to push battery technology forward. You’ve even got someone in mind for this new position, Pacific Tech graduate Chris Knight, who has already revolutionized power delivery in the laser industry. This position will produce innovative new technologies for your vehicle line. Your second choice is an expert in regulation conformance. You’ve got someone in mind for this position, too, a twenty-year executive at General Motors, who has years of experience navigating federal and state red tape. In order to avoid new hundred-thousand-dollar fines, this position will have veto authority over any new technologies proposed for your vehicle line. Which position will you approve? And what does that do for the state of innovation in your industry? Well, here we are. See link in name.

Posted by: Ace Journalist Stephen Price Blair at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (QF8uk)

51 Stop talking about phones. My Blackberry is next to useless( bent pin in charging port thing so I have to constantly switch batteries in and out of chargers) and I am set to travel next week. Gotta get a new one and our dual plan is up in July, but I'm stymied by wife's constantly shifting specs for whatever phone/plan she wants.

Posted by: lincolntf at May 29, 2013 07:56 AM (ZshNr)

52 not on AllanG’s blog, a Allen G has a blog? He should say something about it.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 07:57 AM (OWjjx)

53 The Democrats (and Republicans) are rigging the system to get rich. To distract us they use social issues. So while we're spending our time trying to curb the Left's radical social agenda (and it does need to be stopped), the Left is gaming the system they created and stuffing their pockets with lucre.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 29, 2013 07:57 AM (/eLjI)

54 Need to fuck taxpayers good and hard? There's an app for that! Quoting the immortal words of Frank Zappa: Ultimately, who gives a fuck anyway?

Posted by: model_1066 at May 29, 2013 07:58 AM (bJ8l5)

55

"Raising Awareness" the new "Community Organizing"

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at May 29, 2013 07:58 AM (0tHG6)

56 Depends on the church official and the subject. A lot of time Churches are like Mark Kirk to conservatives. Sometimes they are with you....but not always.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 12:54 PM (OWjjx)


I have a professor who blames the organization of the USCCB for that (since they become the mouthpiece for the American Church by default sometimes).

Since you choose the committee you're on, people drift to their "pet projects." which often involve "helping people" rather than paying attention to the ever growing Leviathan.

Posted by: tsrblke (work)[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:58 AM (SW3td)

57 Sister Simone Campbell

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 12:46 PM (bJm7W)

============

Ah yes, Sister Mary Non-Sequitur takes up a new cause.

I guess she forgot the bit in history class about the Ellis Island immigrants actually obeying the laws to get into the country that our current "immigrants" flaunt as well as the bit in Catechism class about accepting responsibility for the consequences of your actions.

Posted by: Nighthawk at May 29, 2013 07:58 AM (OtQXp)

58 All those plastic iPad parts that had toxic waste mixed into the plastic molding and extrusion processes?

NOT A PROBLEM.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 07:58 AM (/gHaE)

59 Lisa Jackson.....which one was she?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 29, 2013 12:48 PM (da5Wo)

**


She's the one that Jo Jackson kept in the attic while Micheal practiced the skin flute.


Posted by: dananjcon at May 29, 2013 07:59 AM (jvd3N)

60 Allen G has a blog? He should say something about it. I heard he’s going to be hiring a consultant soon, and the top of the list is Jay Carney.

Posted by: Ace Journalist Stephen Price Blair at May 29, 2013 07:59 AM (QF8uk)

61
iBRIBE (tm)

Costs a little bit, but the returns are tremendous.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 29, 2013 07:59 AM (jKWYf)

62

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 12:46 PM (bJm7W)

I saw a special on these "nuns;" supposed servants of God, they sure seemed happy to rail against the Catholic church's teachings while lapping up the limelight of media love from the libs. Her "our nation deserves a policy that respects the dignity of each individual" is rich, considering that her beloved Obamacare supports taxpayer funded abortions now. Hypocrites, hypocrites everywhere.

Work is stressing me out more than usual today, and I'm getting sick. Thank goodness Mark Steyn's subbing for Rush; poignant levity is exactly what I need today, to keep wrist slitting from seeming like an attractive option.


Posted by: Methinks the Emperor might hae no clothes at May 29, 2013 07:59 AM (8wqqE)

63 Swiss to cooperate with US regarding tax evasion cases. All animals are equal, just some are more equal than others.

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:00 AM (fWAjv)

64 Stupid OT - surely a moron here has taken out their own stitches. Is it easy? Only have two but don't want it to scar.

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:01 AM (fWAjv)

65 "raising awareness" is like "having a national conversation" -- it means shut up while your betters hector you into agreeing with them
========
I see you've heard of the Susan Koman Foundation (for making rich, connected rich women richer).

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 29, 2013 08:01 AM (VjL9S)

66 I expect all she will do is cash big paychecks and announce projects to 'green' up their office spaces here in the US. Which will likely generate an excuse to move even more of the company off-shore and will likely be funded by the taxpayer Bingo. Sorry Apple employees.......your gonna have to flush the damn toilet 3 or 4 times with that new enviromentally friendly toilet.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 08:02 AM (OWjjx)

67 Sock off, sigh.

Posted by: LizLem at May 29, 2013 08:02 AM (8wqqE)

68 I'm surprised Morgan Stanley hasn't snapped up Henry Chu. The guy's an investing genius.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 29, 2013 12:56 PM (8ZskC)

**


Don't get me started on MS,  haven't heard from a rep in over two years.


Posted by: dananjcon at May 29, 2013 08:02 AM (jvd3N)

69

All those plastic iPad parts that had toxic waste mixed into the plastic molding and extrusion processes?

NOT A PROBLEM.

 

--------------------------

 

It's got what mutated denizens of   America's  post-apocalyptic  wastelands crave.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at May 29, 2013 08:03 AM (CJjw5)

70 Apple is guilty of Evading To Pay Its Fair Share©. It's only the beginning.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 29, 2013 08:03 AM (E7Qlq)

71 Am i the only one who reads Lisa Jackson's name and immediately    mistakes her for SHIRLEY Jackson, who   wrote    "The Lottery?"   And then, upon realizing the mistake, am I the only one who wishes Lisa Jackson was a character IN "The Lottery?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/i][/b] at May 29, 2013 08:03 AM (4df7R)

72 Sorry Apple employees.......your gonna have to flush the damn toilet 3 or 4 times with that new enviromentally friendly toilet. --- Which just reminds me of how many anti-liberal episodes Mike Judge got through King Of The Hill, including one lambasting the Americans With Disabilities Act and another pointing out the flaws with "low flow" toilets, amongst other things.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at May 29, 2013 08:03 AM (zA7Zp)

73 We must be the only country in the world with obese poor people who live in decent houses with satellite TV. It's crazy.Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 29, 2013 12:54 PM (YmPwQ)


Don't forget the flat screens and iphones!

Posted by: LizLem at May 29, 2013 08:05 AM (8wqqE)

74 65 Stupid OT - surely a moron here has taken out their own stitches. Is it easy? Only have two but don't want it to scar.

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 01:01 PM (fWAjv) ...............

 

 

A pair of tweezers and small scissors ( cleaned of course) Nothing to it.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 29, 2013 08:05 AM (WgeYS)

75 Yeah there's lot of that stuff that is clearly a corruption of actual Catholic Doctrine, but I'm going to defer to someone else on that one.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at May 29, 2013 12:56 PM (SW3td)


===========

I'm by no means an expert on the subject, but I think the thing these "progressive Catholics" fail to understand is that you cannot coerce charity because if you do, it's no longer charity.

Logic is not their strong suit, poor dears.

Posted by: Nighthawk at May 29, 2013 08:05 AM (OtQXp)

76
RWC - plenty of videos & such on how to do it, course a bunch of others warn you not to do it, but they're just a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 29, 2013 08:05 AM (jKWYf)

77 Posted by: Molly k. at May 29, 2013 01:05 PM (WgeYS) Thanks.

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:06 AM (fWAjv)

78 Posted by: Nighthawk at May 29, 2013 01:05 PM (OtQXp)



I've been saying that for years now.  Forced virtue is not virtue.
Also Subsidiarity.
Subsidiarity is important.  But "FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS!"

Posted by: tsrblke (work)[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 08:06 AM (SW3td)

79 Michelle must have coached Lisa on how to parlay a connection to Barry for a Big No-show Job.

Posted by: PJ at May 29, 2013 08:07 AM (ZWaLo)

80 This marks the beginning of the end of Apple.

Posted by: Moobs at May 29, 2013 08:07 AM (rCS6C)

81 Lisa Jackson.....which one was she?

***

She's an Obama administration who lied.  She subverted the law.  She used the power of government to harass conservatives.  She used fake names to avoid scrutiny.  She's a self-important party drone who has sold her soul for the progressive utopia.  In other words, she's just another Obama administration employee.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 29, 2013 08:07 AM (Hx5uv)

82 RWC,

Just flex real hard!

Posted by: EC at May 29, 2013 08:07 AM (GQ8sn)

83 Apple is guilty of Evading To Pay Its Fair Share©.

It's only the beginning.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 29, 2013 01:03 PM (E7Qlq)



I'm sure the majority if not all of Apple employees support Democrats and the leftist agenda. Let them pay for it now.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (1Jaio)

84 surely a moron here has taken out their own stitches. Is it easy?

Trivial.  Sterilize a fresh single edge razor blade or X-acto and the area with alcohol.  Cut the suture on one end with the blade, douse in alcohol again and pull out with tweasers. 

You don't want the cut end being pulled through to drag along bacteria through, so double/triple dousing during/after the process is in order.

Just to be sure, cover with a bandaid and some bacitracin for a day or two until the little holes fill in.

The sutures are pretty tough, it ain't like cutting a thread.

I took six out of my knee myself last year.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (/gHaE)

85 RWC - plenty of videos such on how to do it, course a bunch of others warn you not to do it, but they're just a bunch of pussies. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 29, 2013 01:05 PM (jKWYf) CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! dammit, now I have no choice

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (fWAjv)

86 We need a Fair Share© line in the 1040 tax forms. Let's see how much Warren Buffett wants to pay. Fair Share Line 38: Enter the amount you volunteer to pay to contribute to your fair share to the U.S. federal government.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (b8TXQ)

87 I'm by no means an expert on the subject, but I think the thing these "progressive Catholics" fail to understand is that you cannot coerce charity because if you do, it's no longer charity. My kids' Catholic middle school had mandatory "volunteer" hours. The school board did not appreciate it when I showed up for a meeting and gave them a dictionary as a present.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (OWjjx)

88 Will she be assisting them in developing an app for creating multiple, alias email accounts to hide one's job-related communications and side-step FOIA requests?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (aLkUb)

89 I'm by no means an expert on the subject, but I think the thing these "progressive Catholics" fail to understand is that you cannot coerce charity because if you do, it's no longer charity. Logic is not their strong suit, poor dears. Bless their hearts.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 29, 2013 08:08 AM (NKBxV)

90
There is one group who named themselves something like Catholic Nuns for (something liberal) that are people who are neither Catholic or nuns.  Just a name.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 29, 2013 08:09 AM (jKWYf)

91 83 RWC, Just flex real hard! Posted by: EC at May 29, 2013 01:07 PM (GQ8sn) I ain't Jay Leno or else I would. (They're on my chin.) ------ Posted by: @PurpAv at May 29, 2013 01:08 PM (/gHaE) Bacatracin = Neosporin?

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:10 AM (fWAjv)

92 This brings to mind two things. The first is when Microsoft was going through it's own trial by government and Bill Gates was told the problem was that Microsoft refused to play the lobbying game. Needless to say, the lobbying budget went from effectively nothing to several million dollars overnight. The next is Veronica saying to Ted in Better Off Ted that Veridian Dynamics only pays taxes to countries more powerful than it and there's only four of those left.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies. at May 29, 2013 08:10 AM (VtjlW)

93 Will Apple be issuing her paychecks in the name of Lisa Jackson or Richard Windsor?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 29, 2013 08:10 AM (aLkUb)

94 Apple is guilty of obeying the law in bad faith.  Whereas Holder and Obama are innocent because they broke the law in good faith.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 29, 2013 08:11 AM (Hx5uv)

95 Fair Share Line 38a: Enter amount you'd like to contribute to teachers and new schools Line 38b: Enter amount you'd like to contribute to roads and bridges. Line 38c: Enter the amount you'd like to contribute to green energy innovation. Lets see how many Democrats put their money where their big stupid mouths are.

Posted by: soothsayer at May 29, 2013 08:11 AM (uaJ2E)

96 Nood.

Posted by: EC at May 29, 2013 08:11 AM (GQ8sn)

97

Stupid OT - surely a moron here has taken out their own stitches. Is it easy? Only have two but don't want it to scar.

 

OK, who'd  you snitch on?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 29, 2013 08:11 AM (0HooB)

98

We're becoming jaded. Apple balks at hiring Lisa Jackson. Lisa complains to some of her famous Washington friends and former colleagues. Said friends and colleagues bring pressure to bear on Apple. Apple relents, hires Jackson.

 

This is corruption. This is the Chicago Way. The fix is in. And they're doing it so brazenly now. Solutions, anyone?

Posted by: troyriser at May 29, 2013 08:12 AM (vtiE6)

99 Steyn in for Rush.

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:13 AM (fWAjv)

100 Bacatracin = Neosporin?

Whatever you got on hand.  If you had it "professionally" done, they wouldn't even bother with that step...

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 08:13 AM (/gHaE)

101 The Nuns on the Bus are just a bunch of mossy old lefty heretics who love them some big government and hate them some catechism.

They're a disgrace, and it's been a pleasure watching Pope Francis knock them down a few pegs when all the lefties thought he was going to be one of them because he, too, "cares about the poor."

Posted by: Kensington at May 29, 2013 08:13 AM (Yy2ZT)

102 OK, who'd you snitch on? Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 29, 2013 01:11 PM (0HooB) Local Girlscouts. Extortion racket.

Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 08:14 AM (fWAjv)

103 Just to be sure, cover with a bandaid and some bacitracin for a day or two until the little holes fill in. Or insert some stainless steel barbells in case you get the urge to go undercover at Occupy.

Posted by: t-bird at May 29, 2013 08:14 AM (FcR7P)

104 So, is this Business Insurance on the part of Apple, or is it a sort of extortion on the part of (Obama crony) Jackson?

Answer: yes.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 29, 2013 08:14 AM (eHIJJ)

105 65 Stupid OT - surely a moron here has taken out their own stitches. Is it easy? Only have two but don't want it to scar.Posted by: RWC at May 29, 2013 01:01 PM (fWAjv) ...............A pair of tweezers and small scissors ( cleaned of course) Nothing to it.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 29, 2013 01:05 PM (WgeYS)

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And whiskey....don't forget the WHISKEY. Drink it and pour it on the wound.  It works, I saw it the movies.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 29, 2013 08:15 AM (jvd3N)

106 Oh, and you may have to give a pretty good tug on the suture.  Skin grows around that shit and maybe is slides right out, maybe not.  I had a few that needed a tug, others fell right out.

Posted by: @PurpAv[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 08:15 AM (/gHaE)

107

Betcha she's making 7 figures for a non-value added overhead job that shouldn't be paying more than $200k

Posted by: phreshone at May 29, 2013 08:16 AM (Pr6hk)

108

Though I love the Catholic education my children have received they are each required to take a "Social Justice" class before graduating high school. One of my proudest moments was when my oldest, sitting in her Social Justice class, was asked what she thought about the Sadam Hussein hanging.

"It was wrong" she replied.

The instructor followed up with "because no one has the right to kill one of God's creatures?"

"No" my oldest replied "because it wasn't broadcast on public television. I would have watched."

 

Heh. I would have liked to have seen that exchange.

 

Also, how the heck does a Christian say that "no one has the right to kill one of God's creatures?"  Has the Catholic Church gone full-Marcion?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 29, 2013 08:16 AM (NUjTM)

109 They're a disgrace, and it's been a pleasure watching Pope Francis knock them down a few pegs when all the lefties thought he was going to be one of them because he, too, "cares about the poor."

Posted by: Kensington at May 29, 2013 01:13 PM (Yy2ZT)

 

Do you have a link for that?  Because I really would like to be a bad Catholic and take absolute joy in them being knocked down by the Pope.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2013 08:16 AM (LI48c)

110 There's a study I read about earlier today that the average family spends some $15,000 a year complying with government regulations--and that's before Obamacare kicks in.

Gee, isn't our modern society great?

Reminds me, I read that story from the ONT.
Individual freedom didn't come about as we tamed the wilderness--it was absolutely necessary in order to attempt taming the wilderness.
Now that we think we've tamed the wilderness, some we think we can discard the messiness of individual freedom.
But, the wilderness is growing, it's consumed our inner cities and is gnawing at the edges; we keep feeding it and it grows; the Middle East rolls about in its belly, driving it on.
That's the thing about chaos and disorder--it never rests, even after you think you've beaten it.

That wilderness must soon be tamed or it will surely come after us. The political class has made the calculation they are well insulated. But the blade it wields cuts a rich man's neck same as the poor.

Me? I say let a thousand thistles bloom. Teaches a man what he must and must not allow, to keep alert and responsible.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 29, 2013 08:18 AM (VjL9S)

111 Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2013 01:16 PM (LI48c)

I have an uber Catholic Seminarian friend who when I asked him about what he thought about Francis said "I like him, this dude is going to make leftist heads explode, because he's about the things the Leftists claim to be about when they really just want power." (May not be a direct quote.)

So far it seems as such.  When he says "Take care of the poor" he doesn't mean "pass a law to do it."  He means "you do it yourself, on your own initiative with your own money."

Posted by: tsrblke (work)[/i][/b][/u][/s] at May 29, 2013 08:21 AM (SW3td)

112

That wilderness must soon be tamed or it will surely come after us. The political class has made the calculation they are well insulated. But the blade it wields cuts a rich man's neck same as the poor.

 

There is a great line from the 8th century Life of Saint Boniface to the effect that the world is continually falling into disorder and only by dint of constant work and prayer are we able to maintain a little order.

 

I always felt that this view was a better understanding of reality than the modern idea of continual, inevitable progress.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 29, 2013 08:23 AM (NUjTM)

113 My super power is raising awareness of the untold millions of would-be transgendered 12-year-old boys out there who, but for the grace of Hairy Reed, go sitting down.

Posted by: SheZow at May 29, 2013 08:29 AM (/lWM8)

114 Actually, I'm beginning to suspect my superpower is shutting down threads.

Posted by: SheZow at May 29, 2013 08:33 AM (/lWM8)

115 re 113: "There is a great line from the 8th centuryLife of Saint Boniface to the effect that the world is continually falling into disorder and only by dint of constant work and prayer are we able to maintain a little order.

I always felt that this view was a better understanding of reality than the modern idea of continual, inevitable progress."

You don't suppose lefties think that progress will get anywhere without them leading the rest of us masses, do you?

Posted by: mallfly at May 29, 2013 08:33 AM (bJm7W)

116 "Do you have a link for that? Because I really would like to be a bad Catholic and take absolute joy in them being knocked down by the Pope."
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I don't have anything viscerally satisfying like I think you need. He's very subtle and loving about it but just keeps telling these women (and others of their ilk) that they have to get back in line with the Church.

Posted by: Kensington at May 29, 2013 08:34 AM (Yy2ZT)

117 I have an uber Catholic Seminarian friend who when I asked him about what he thought about Francis said "I like him, this dude is going to make leftist heads explode, because he's about the things the Leftists claim to be about when they really just want power." (May not be a direct quote.)

So far it seems as such. When he says "Take care of the poor" he doesn't mean "pass a law to do it." He means "you do it yourself, on your own initiative with your own money."

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at May 29, 2013 01:21 PM (SW3td)

 

Well yeah, but I was wondering if there was more of a direct quote of Francis smacking down these socialists in penguin suits.

Posted by: buzzion at May 29, 2013 08:34 AM (LI48c)

118 Buzzion, you might enjoy what's in the link to my name.

Posted by: Kensington at May 29, 2013 08:40 AM (Yy2ZT)

119

Thank God I already switched to Samsung's Note II, which is simply fantastic as a phone and as a smart device. Granted, Google is just as corrupt but for some reason they don't (to me at least) come off as snotty and condescending as Apple does.

 

Once the wife's contract is up, she's switching off iPhone whether she wants to or not. Because screw Apple henceforth.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at May 29, 2013 09:50 AM (Lljg2)

120 POLITICIANS*

Posted by: Simon at May 29, 2013 02:06 PM (zJPQG)

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