February 27, 2011

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Woke to a few inches of fresh Global Warming this morning. When is this crap going to end?

Video of more smelly Wisconsin hippies below the fold to get your blood pumping as you await the book thread.

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1 I haven't read all the comments yet

Posted by: that guy that doesn't read all the comments at February 27, 2011 04:20 AM (GTbGH)

2 Godalmighty can FNS please stop having Huckabee on?

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 27, 2011 04:20 AM (kKA7V)

3 Not much news out there today. I suspect the topic on the morning news shows will be all gov shutdown all day, with side excursions on Obama's strongly worded missive on Libya and the phony UN sanctions.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 04:20 AM (M9Ie6)

4 Godalmighty can FNS please stop having Huckabee on?

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 27, 2011 09:20 AM (kKA7V)

I can bring myself to vote for any R candidate....except him.  I just couldn't do it. 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 04:23 AM (VuLos)

5 313 Road to Ruin...We, the People, STOP

Posted by: elspeth at February 27, 2011 04:23 AM (rPD23)

6 sarah obama was gadaffi's guest?

Posted by: elspeth at February 27, 2011 04:24 AM (rPD23)

7 Huckabee has this following ... I don't get it. Look at his donor records (www.opensecrets.org has a good user interface). Might be names there you recognize.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at February 27, 2011 04:26 AM (A9YyI)

8 Umm, like if she says "umm" one more time, I'm going to puke.

Posted by: Unions Last Gasp at February 27, 2011 04:27 AM (FweJ7)

9 Is this another example of the WH's decision putting you and your loved ones in danger:


Alcota - who overstayed a tourist visa and is fighting deportation - plans to appeal if she's turned down for a green card.

Their lawyer is planning to file petitions on behalf of other couples after Obama's announcement.

"It forces the government to take a position - to write a letter to an American citizen and say, 'We're denying this petition because you're gay,'" said the lawyer,

...

Soloway hopes the board will put the petitions on hold - keeping undocumented partners from being deported until the courts make a final decision on same-sex marriage.


Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:28 AM (penCf)

10 Morning all!  I can relate, Andy.  We have MORE snow outside today, and it's still falling.  Spring can't get here fast enough for me!!

Question for all knowledgable M&Ms: Does anyone have any suggestions for safe, preferably non-lethal ways of getting rid of squirrels that have moved into a house's walls?  It only seems to show up in the morning, but we'd naturally prefer it wasn't there at all.  We've had dead animals in our walls before and we would really rather NOT put up with the stench of dead, rotting squirrel for an indeterminate number of weeks, hence the request for something non-lethal. 

It's also very difficult to access our attic, which adds more irritation to the situation. 

Y'all are smart folks, and your help would be appreciated! 

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 04:30 AM (CA2NO)

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:32 AM (penCf)

12 I did it! I caused the morning post! (you know the one about David Hume and the billiard balls?)

To repeat my point, it's easy to prove that Mister Ed was not a zebra.
Ted Nugent does not drive a Studebaker.

For a second there, I thought that Snopes had jumped the shark.
Nah. Unproven.

Posted by: comatus at February 27, 2011 04:35 AM (W5ilH)

13

THIS is from the far-left Guardian so iot just goes to show that the Brits might actually be waking up:


Huge numbers of Britons would support an anti-immigration English nationalist party if it was not associated with violence and fascist imagery, according to the largest survey into identity and extremism conducted in the UK.

A Populus poll found that 48% of the population would consider supporting a new anti-immigration party committed to challenging Islamist extremism, and would support policies to make it statutory for all public buildings to fly the flag of St George or the union flag.

Anti-racism campaigners said the findings suggested Britain's mainstream parties were losing touch with public opinion on issues of identity and race.

The poll suggests that the level of backing for a far-right party could equal or even outstrip that in countries such as France, the Netherlands and Austria. France's National Front party hopes to secure 20% in the first round of the presidential vote next year.

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:35 AM (penCf)

14

Another Unfarking real UK news story:


After squatters moved into John Hamilton-Brown's new £1million five bedroom home he has been forced to beg them to get out through his letterbox.

The group of foreigners were granted legal aid to fight to stay - while he was forced to represent himself.

...

Squatting is legal as long as occupants do not use force to break in.

On the Advisory Service for Squatters, users swap tips for getting into properties and bypassing alarms.

One user said: 'i can help u to open/secure buildings. i have my own tools. price up on agreement, quality work.'

Another person asked for assistance getting into a different London home. He wrote: 'I'll be opening a new house in Highgate in the following days, if you can move in immediately and possibly help out opening it as it's kind of tricky, call me...'

The group occupying Mr Hamilton Brown's home qualified for legal aid because they are EU citizens and unemployed.

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:39 AM (penCf)

15 MWR, do you perhaps have a Honey Badger?

Posted by: Artruen at February 27, 2011 04:39 AM (L+dBi)

16 Cops and FD sitting in with the filthy hippies in Madison. Refusing to do their jobs.
www.blaze.com

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 27, 2011 04:39 AM (EL+OC)

17 Hey, how about those NoKos and their hoof-and-mouth disease?

However, there are claims that the outbreak is giving North Koreans an opportunity to eat meat. RFA said as soon as a pig was spotted drooling or staggering in Gangwon Province, residents immediately culled it for sale in the market. That caused a drop in pork prices in the province, leading to an influx of buyers from as far afield as South Pyongan Province, it added.

The DPRK: bringing you disease-infected pork since 1953.

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 04:40 AM (CA2NO)

18 So this is where you all went!

Went to a Republican function last night. 

First, let me say that if last night was a reflection of the party's organizational skills, we are doooomed.  It was the worst-organized event I've ever attended and that's saying something since I've been involved in both academe and/or fundraising for most of my adult life. 

Second, heard very short remarks from Hatch, Mike Lee (our new Tea Party senator), Chaffetz (the new Rep who is sleeping in his office), and our Lt. Gov.  Hatch's reception was very tepid (actually, I felt it was bordering on very rude).  Lee and Chaffetz were really well-received.  Lee's talk was very barn-stormer, mostly about federal land grabs.  I didn't care for Chaffetz' talk -- kind of Glen Beck-y.  He is very popular, though, and likely to beat Orrin if he decides to run for the Senate. 

The best talk of the night was by our Lt. Gov, Greg Bell, who is the former president of our state senate.  Really passionate but still very intellectual.  I kept thinking about Mitch Daniels during Bell's talk (which was about DOMA) and how you don't have to be a milque toast in order to be an intellectual.

Oh, and our asst Atty Gen (I think that's who he was, the AG is battling cancer) gave a nice summary of the anti-Obamacare lawsuit. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 04:41 AM (pW2o8)

19 15 MWR, do you perhaps have a Honey Badger?

Posted by: Artruen at February 27, 2011 09:39 AM (L+dBi)

Alas, I do not.  Honey badger would slap the shit out of it.  *sigh*

Fun fact.  According to Wikipedia (I know - cesspool of all knowledge), honey badgers are virtually impervious to arrows and spears, and even machete strikes.  The only surefire way to kill one is to brain it with a club or shoot it in the head with a high-powered rifle. 

Why the hell aren't we training honey badgers for front line combat in Afghanistan?  They're borderline superheroes!

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 04:42 AM (CA2NO)

20 If you have not read it....Hitchens puts right foot on left side of administration's face in Slate.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 27, 2011 04:42 AM (7utQ2)

21 Here is up-to-date info on the demise of Daffy Duck.

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 09:32 AM (penCf)

Phew!  It's Gaddafi.  You scared me there for a minute.

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 04:43 AM (VuLos)

22 Yes, momma--that one gave me a fright, too.  Daffy is my favorite.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 27, 2011 04:44 AM (7utQ2)

23 Re the squirrels, I think that some of the poisons they can use essentially mummify or dessicate the critters.  I'm lazy, so I'd probably call a pest control guy to come out.  I think a visit was around $50 out in California. They'll lay traps, then come back and empty them. Will also inspect for the point of access so you can prevent it from happening again. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 04:46 AM (pW2o8)

24 So this is where you all went!
Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 09:41 AM (pW2o

I just posted this in the ONT thread for ya:

Can you elaborate please?  I found, during the 08 elections, that the local GOP office was terrible at spreading the word, campaigning, etc.  In fact, a few in our little neighborhood got together and I'm sure contacted more people than the local GOP did.  We even put up signs in several places that hadn't even seen a GOP rep., yet had been talked to by several Dem. campaigners. OY!

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:46 AM (penCf)

25

So, how's it looking for a government shutdown at the end of the week? If the dems don't see reason about how boned we are fiscally, I hope it does come to that, although I'll be affected by it.

I'm a federal employee, considered "essential," which means if it happens I'll still come in to work, I just won't be paid.

Are the Republicans going to cave, or will fiscal sanity finally have a small victory?

Posted by: Palandine at February 27, 2011 04:48 AM (g7D8V)

26 I never know how to spell his name, and I don't care to learn.

When you guys type in Odogma's name, does your spell check underline it?

It always make me remember that he changed his name

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:49 AM (penCf)

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:51 AM (penCf)

28 MWR, often your local animal control officer will have non-lethal traps for animals you can borrow.
 
Also, be sure and figure out exactly where they are getting into your house and block access once caught.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2011 04:51 AM (bvXGR)

29 OT: Hey, was there a Mr. Ed Was a Zebra thread?

Posted by: ParisParamus at February 27, 2011 04:52 AM (bgSjf)

30

MWR

Try putting mothballs in the attic.  It worked for my parents.

Posted by: BarbaraS at February 27, 2011 04:53 AM (Uk9rA)

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:56 AM (penCf)

32 Posted by: Palandine at February 27, 2011 09:48 AM (g7D8V)
 
I admire your attitude. If past shutdowns are any indication, you will still get paid, particularly if you actually still go to work. Even those 'laid off' eventually got paid last time for time not worked.
 
I'm not sure if they forced them to burn sick/vacation time first though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 27, 2011 04:56 AM (bvXGR)

33

MWR

Try putting mothballs in the attic.  It worked for my parents.

Posted by: BarbaraS at February 27, 2011 09:53 AM (Uk9rA)


Why were your parents, in your attic, uninvited?

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 04:56 AM (penCf)

34

A really good site about the effects of the sun on all this weather.  

 http://tinyurl.com/299rdh5  

  This guy actually predicted this winter accurately back in July of last year.  It's a very technical site but at least you can use it to throw in the faces of all your AGW friends.  Funny how you never hear about the effects of the sun on so-called climate change.  Maybe because there's no way to make money off of it?  You can't change the sun. 

Posted by: Deanna at February 27, 2011 04:57 AM (RkFTO)

35 Can you elaborate please?  I found, during the 08 elections, that the local GOP office was terrible at spreading the word, campaigning, etc. 

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Yeah, I tried to volunteer for McCain-Palin in '08 (this was out in California in Dreier's district) and encountered complete incompetence when I visited the HQ.  They had no signs, were fumbling in interacting with constituents who came in to volunteer, and never followed up with me to do any work.  I attributed it to California, but last night makes me wonder.

Last night's event was a Lincoln Day dinner (semi-formal/formal dress) hosted by our county Republican party.  It was large (dozens of 8-top tables).  We were at a table sponsored by my husband's work, the biggest employer in the county.  It was advertised as starting at 5 pm with a reception and a dinner starting at 6:30 pm.  Well, we get there at 4:55 pm and they are still fooling around with set up.  No sign of a reception, coat check, sign in desk, nothing.  A bunch of worker bees, none of whom took it upon themselves to interact with us.  When I inquired, they said that it started at 6:30 pm!  No reception (b/c the governor wasn't going to be able to come) to speak of... dinner starting at 7 pm.  No apology.  This is Utah, so we couldn't exactly kill time at the hotel bar waiting for the event.  Others arrived early (although most folks in the know seemed to know to wait until 6:30).  My husband called his boss (a big shot in the area) and told him to skip it, which he did fortunately. 

Band played too loudly during the 6:30-7 pm non-reception "reception" (basically the dead time while they were still setting up!) which was held without any place to mix.  Again, no cocktails (Utah!) but not even waiters roaming with soft drinks and no place to stand.  People were crammed between tables with very little room to move.  Very hard to talk with the band playing.  An epic fail for my husband, who is new to the area and was looking to network.  He also decided then and there that they will not sponsor a table next year.

I could go on and on about the lousy quality of the "program," the lack of theme, the lack of clarity about the purpose of the event, etc.  But mostly it was an epic fail because there was no real networking going on.  Just the usual people schmoozing with each other. 

I've concluded that local politics (which I also encountered when I was a young person and worked on county GOP campaigns in MD) are not too different from H.S.  Lots of petty jealousies and poor focus. 

But, as I said, I got to see our Lt. Gov. in action, which was heartening, and Orrin Hatch hugged me, which I'd expected since he's a big hugger and I am quite lovable (ha, ha).  Poor Orrin needs to retire.  He really seemed frail and it was sad to see him try to connect (unsuccessfully) with the Tea Party-minded people.  I thought the audience was very rude to him, talking during his remarks.  He may have gone to seed, but he was a good senator on judicial matters way back when and they should have been more polite. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 05:02 AM (pW2o8)

36 MWR: If rats were livng in the walls of your house would you be looking for non-lethal ways of getting rid of them? If you wouldn't, why then for rats with bushy tails aka squirrels?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 27, 2011 05:05 AM (LNs6G)

37 Please, Hatch  is 'old and busted' maybe at the beginning around 1980, he was still useful around the time of the Thomas hearings, but voting for Susstein, and any number of horribles

Posted by: justin cord at February 27, 2011 05:07 AM (A0LUZ)

38 President Obama says the economic recovery will stall if Congress can’t agree on spending cuts and avoid a government shutdown.

Right now it's idling on one cylinder, in the ditch.

Posted by: Fritz at February 27, 2011 05:11 AM (/8mBu)

39 @37
Yes, he needs to retire.  But I do not think he warrants the treatment he received last night.  Utah was more than happy to vote for both him and Bennett for many years.  Just because a new wave has come in, doesn't mean that they should treat him like crap in that sort of venue, with his wife sitting there.  Take him to task at a Townhall or in any other work setting, but don't treat him with disrespect at a quasi-social gathering. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 05:12 AM (pW2o8)

40 Laughing so hard at Top Gear that I am having abdominal pains.

Driving three super cars in Paris--"The police arrived to control the crowd and to make sure no one set fire to us."  Classic.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 27, 2011 05:12 AM (7utQ2)

41 Some crazy old teacher was screaming about how he gets all his information and talking points from Democracy Now in the post office last Wednesday at around 2pm. There were a few teachers in line, which pisses me off since my tax dollars pay for them to be in a classroom when school is in session. What a bunch of degenerate parasites. I told off that old "physics" teacher, "Glad it's not civics you're teaching, jackass."

I also deleted two Facebook friends. One linked this Paul Krugman op-ed, and I pointed out the difference between public and private sector unions and how the former enjoys a monopoly and holds the public hostage when they strike. I also said they carry on like oligarchs, and Wall Street doesn't pay my taxes or function as a PEU, so their bonuses are none of my business. I linked an Open Secrets report on which party receives the most corporate and union donations after my friend said, "This isn't partisan or anything," and then linked Mother Jones' hard-hitting expose on the net worth of all politicians who supported the Bush tax cuts. When I rebutted each of his points without getting personal, he had a full meltdown. But the funny thing about these self-righteous assholes who feel entitled to my wallet is that it doesn't stop there. This guy and his brother both hit on me on separate occasions, drank my booze, live in the apartment I found and pay the rent I negotiated. They don't understand hustle or initiative. They just bitch and take. Once there, they don't do shit to improve their lives. All these "community organizers" often live in squalor and rely on their betters to take care of them. Anyone can be their better, and that's why you're better off without them. I like free spirits who have self respect, not selfish people looking for free shit.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 27, 2011 05:25 AM (mHQ7T)

42 4 Godalmighty can FNS please stop having Huckabee on?

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 27, 2011 09:20 AM (kKA7V)

I can bring myself to vote for any R candidate....except him.  I just couldn't do it. 

Posted by: Tami at February 27, 2011 09:23 AM (VuLos)

I agree 100%. Get that self righteous asshole off Fox, send him back to hillbilly heaven, Arkansas.  The guy is an idiot.


Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 05:28 AM (JpFM9)

43 #18

We had "The magnificent bastard" speak at our dinner last night.  I missed it, but I will get a report.

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 05:30 AM (JpFM9)

44 G.W. hit Southern Cal hard last night: ice/hail fell for close to an hour and left our decks and yard covered in 1/2 inch of ... Warming?

Posted by: Lasue at February 27, 2011 05:32 AM (S25IC)

45 Sorry if previously discussed. 

http://tinyurl.com/5s77gpc

We are apparently now in a national "state of emergency" here in the U.S. because of Libya.  If true, the release of this late on a Friday evening has me suspicious. 

Interestingly enough, state and federal laws regarding 'price gouging' require that a state of emergency be declared before the laws kick-in.  Could this be President Ears setting the table for controlling the rise of gasoline prices in the immediate future?



Posted by: fly at February 27, 2011 05:32 AM (qzhcw)

Posted by: kidney at February 27, 2011 05:34 AM (3j6OS)

47

Three strikes you're out!   

Obama's Ship of Fools, not noticing engine failure and gaping starboard hole. 

Posted by: Catlady at February 27, 2011 05:35 AM (CyPWX)

48 I have a lovely owl who helps me with my squirrels and lots of hawks. and foxes! living in the woods, mice/squirrels/bats etc are nothing but pests to me (deer too!!!) so I am ruthless. There are better poisons but I worry about the raptors with that. My exterminator comes at scheduled times. He puts out perimeter traps for small mammals, to essentially keep them AWAY from the house - that has worked out GREAT. I also have him put out treated "traps" with frontline or something similar on it that they will take for bedding - to keep the Lyme down. Ah! the joys of country living! Still, I prefer my voles and whatnot to the raccoons and rats we dealt with in Philly.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 05:38 AM (SB0V2)

49 Sorry - I do love bats, that was a mistake! I haven't had them in my attic yet. Then I would love them less.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 05:38 AM (SB0V2)

50 I'm looking for a non-lethal way to get rid of the squirrel because trying to access our attic/crawl space is very difficult (the builder was clearly drunk), and I don't want to live with the smell of a dead, rotting rodent.   If we have to trap the thing we will.  I'd just prefer to try other options first.

Thanks for the suggestions thus far, everyone! 

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 05:40 AM (CA2NO)

51 MWR you could try a recording of owl or hawk sounds

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 05:41 AM (SB0V2)

52 TattooDePlane @ 41- then you'll really like this video clip

Posted by: chemjeff at February 27, 2011 05:41 AM (GaLxs)

53 @50
We found a bat (well, actually our cats found it) in our loft the first week we were here.  I wasn't as freaked out by it as I thought I'd be.  Fortunately, the cats had not injured it so we released him. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 05:41 AM (pW2o8)

54 Daffy is my favorite.

Best bit in Babylon 5 was when Garibaldi was missing, and G'Kar was in his quarters, noticed the picture of Daffy on the wall, and asked if that was one of his household gods.


Yeah, I tried to volunteer for McCain-Palin in '08 (this was out in California in Dreier's district) and encountered complete incompetence when I visited the HQ.  They had no signs, were fumbling in interacting with constituents who came in to volunteer, and never followed up with me to do any work.

That was my experience in Milwaukee County--the lady at the desk had no clue, they were out of signs with no information on when they'd get more, and there was no follow-up. When I volunteered for Ron Johnson last fall, I signed up through his website and about a week later a volunteer called mey.  The call lists they started with, given to them by the McCain campaign, hadn't been updated after 2008 (if they were used at all).

Definitely solidified my idea that I should be supporting the candidates, not the party (although I realize my candidates are all going to be GOP, because as we've seen, WI Democrats are lying Commie thug assholes).

Posted by: HeatherRadish lets her nerd flag fly at February 27, 2011 05:43 AM (nAOMZ)

55 BlackOrchid: I hear ya!  NH is virtually 100% rural, and my home is no exception.  The treeline is just about ten yards from our backdoor.  It's odd that this thing has chosen NOW to move in, though.  We've been here close to seven years with never a problem!  Well, except the skunk that likes to patrol our lawn at night in the summer searching for grubs.  but there are enough large, feral cats living around here that MOST of the nuisance pests either become dinner or run off to avoid it!

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 05:43 AM (CA2NO)

56 I saw this thing that said 40 percent of an owl's diet is squirrels. Nifty! Meanwhile my local rag is on a "poor sad pitiful poor people in our rich County" tear this morning - and almost all the sad tales are illegales. Then the other one is a young guy who can't find work. Could these things possibly be related?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 05:45 AM (SB0V2)

57 55: Babylon 5!  God I miss that show.

"Put your face... in the book."

Posted by: MWR at February 27, 2011 05:45 AM (CA2NO)

58 My lawn became infested with voles. Fortunately after I put one of the kittehs outside he took care of them.

No more voles eating up my grass.

We also have a lot of city squirrels but they do not try to get inside. They just eat up all the bird food in the feeders. I put Vaseline on the metal poles and watch the little buggers try to climb the greased poles. 

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 05:45 AM (M9Ie6)

59 @MWR,
Along the lines of the recordings, perhaps you could set up one of those sonic repellants via an extension cord.  If the squirrels go out during the daytime, you could blast them with that for a couple of days, then try blocking the access point with wire mesh some morning... presumably trapping them outside in the day time. 
Perhaps put some tasty seed outside in your yard as well to help ensure they were out of the space when you sealed it. 
The advantage of going with a pest control company is that they will do unlimited visits if you have trouble finding the access points at first.  On the other hand, you may have to go with a 12-mos contract. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 05:46 AM (pW2o8)

60 man Vic I never thought of that. Vaseline on the poles! I'll be right back! this should be entertaining! I think voles are cute. They're really, really stupid however. Strangely fearless. I can just pick them up?!?!?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 05:47 AM (SB0V2)

61

No more voles eating up my grass.

Similar process, similar problem. My old Alaskan Malamut was one of the best mole hunters. He would start digging and scratching at a spot which was the tell that we had a live one. Let him out later that evening and by morning........well, problem solved.

Posted by: Zach Greinke's Bobblehead, on the look out for roving bands of angry biting monkeys at February 27, 2011 05:48 AM (OWjjx)

62 Probably the most worthwhile thing I pay for on this house is my extermination contract. I've had - paper wasps, squirrels in walls, mice in walls, flying squirrels in attic, wasps in giant hole in yard . . . there's more I just can't think of it. For the wasps alone I thank God for my exterminator!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 05:48 AM (SB0V2)

63 Then the other one is a young guy who can't find work.

Economic polices that can only be characterized as epic stupidity could also be to blame.  But I know that is just crazy talk.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 27, 2011 05:49 AM (7utQ2)

64 Meanwhile my local rag is on a "poor sad pitiful poor people in our rich County" tear this morning - and almost all the sad tales are illegales.

The local (big city) rags around here have a daily story about some unfortunate government agency who is having its budget cut because of the economy.

The Charleston rag actually had an article today screaming because it was the fault of the "tax cuts" during 2010 and that we needed to raise taxes.

These lying weasels don't even make any pretense at not being biased anymore. 

Note that there were no "tax cuts". They eliminated the school tax portion of the property tax and implemented a 2 cent sales tax increase for the schools. (This was really part of the "new way of financing schools" program). My country elected to add it back in the form a a non-targeted fee. They simply added a "fee" that was about the same as what the separate school tax was. So we got the 2 cent tax increase and the property tax.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 05:50 AM (M9Ie6)

65 Are we all ready for our medicated water supply?  Brave New World, here we come.  Statins for all! 

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 27, 2011 05:51 AM (x9xik)

66 For the wasps alone I thank God for my exterminator!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 10:48 AM (SB0V2)


Most wasps keep bees away and from building bee nests.

Choose wisely.


Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 27, 2011 05:52 AM (EL+OC)

67 "I'm looking for a non-lethal way to get rid of the squirrel because trying to access our attic/crawl space is very difficult (the builder was clearly drunk), and I don't want to live with the smell of a dead, rotting rodent." Put some peanuts on the rail of your porch. When rocky comes to nibble blow him away. Use either .22 rat round, or 410 shotgun. Depends on your arnsenal.

Posted by: Krugman: NOBEL at February 27, 2011 05:53 AM (fy8R6)

68

About that post on the side-bar about Mr. Ed being a Zebra. It's not true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: HH at February 27, 2011 05:53 AM (6oDXl)

69

The Charleston rag actually had an article today screaming because it was the fault of the "tax cuts" during 2010 and that we needed to raise taxes.

That works. Living next to Missouri, the stream of businesses that are leaving the hell hole once known as Illinois to Missouri to escape Pat Quinn's tax increases would be comical if not for the sad testament of how bad our leadership is. Meanwhile, realizing that he shot himself in the foot, Quinn is now requiring all residents of Illinois to pay a use tax if you bought something out of state. Trouble is, it is self reporting with now way of actually enforcing or knowing absent your increbible stupidity to admit you bought something out of state.

God my state sucks.

Posted by: Zach Greinke's Bobblehead at February 27, 2011 05:54 AM (OWjjx)

70 #69

HH is right: http://www.snopes.com/lost/false.asp

Posted by: JohnJ at February 27, 2011 05:55 AM (Msqwv)

71 They're really, really stupid however. Strangely fearless. I can just pick them up?!?!?

Never heard of that. I could never actually see them because they only come above ground at night. I would find their carcasses deposited on my back porch in the morning and a smug looking kitteh waiting for me to thank him with some treats.

We used to have a real problem with yellow jackets nesting in holes in the ground in the back. A pile of them got on my wife once and I had to strip her shirt off to get to them.

I put first dusted their hole with sevin dust. Then put up a couple of baited traps that I got from Lowes and it knocked them out. I now keep one of those traps up all the time now.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 05:58 AM (M9Ie6)

72 Can you elaborate please?  I found, during the 08 elections, that the local GOP office was terrible at spreading the word, campaigning, etc.  In fact, a few in our little neighborhood got together and I'm sure contacted more people than the local GOP did.  We even put up signs in several places that hadn't even seen a GOP rep., yet had been talked to by several Dem. campaigners. OY!
Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 09:46 AM

From what I'm seeing, the GOP plan is to make tons of robocalls and send out tons of spam, and what's left over goes to hookers and booze

Posted by: kbdabear at February 27, 2011 06:00 AM (vdfwz)

73 Vic, we have a pool and I am constantly rescuing the little buggers in the morning. I'll pick them up in the net and they don't even struggle, but they will give me cute googly eyes - one climbed up from the net to curl up in my hand! I guess they are grateful.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 27, 2011 06:00 AM (SB0V2)

74 Chemjeff, that's right. Gimme gimme gimme. Unlike Rearden, though, I took an interest in the moochers. I was a good friend when it cost me little. But I'm in a nicer apartment in a better neighborhood now and can't hang out much. I had them both over to see the new place recently even. Anonymity is a funny thing. Cowards take refuge in it, whether you're wiring money into their bank account or they're calling you names on the internet.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 27, 2011 06:01 AM (mHQ7T)

75 Meanwhile, realizing that he shot himself in the foot, Quinn is now requiring all residents of Illinois to pay a use tax if you bought something out of state.

I think most states have that. There's a line on the WI tax form to report your internet purchases so they can collect. I'd fall over dead from surprise if any one of the assholes in Madison who think we don't pay enough state taxes has ever used it.

New York actually requires Amazon to collect the tax (so when I was working there, I had my purchases shipped to WI and took them back on the plane with me.  Tra-la.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 06:03 AM (nAOMZ)

76 I haven't read Attlas Shrugs, but I hope he tosses the bums out in the next scene.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 27, 2011 06:03 AM (mHQ7T)

77 Whew!  I knew that Mr. Ed thing had to be BS.  Er.. HS?  ZS?

Posted by: ParisParamus at February 27, 2011 06:04 AM (bgSjf)

78 All TV shows are some kinda crap.

Posted by: Catlady at February 27, 2011 06:12 AM (CyPWX)

79 The only things I used to get in my pool were big spiders, frogs, and snakes.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 06:13 AM (M9Ie6)

80 80 The only things I used to get in my pool were big spiders, frogs, and snakes

What a crime. 

Posted by: Hugh Hefner lounging by his pool filled with bunnies at February 27, 2011 06:16 AM (pW2o8)

81 81 Posted by: Hugh Hefner lounging by his pool filled with bunnies
__________

*runs away screaming*

Posted by: Jimmuh Carter at February 27, 2011 06:19 AM (6fER6)

Posted by: naturalfake at February 27, 2011 06:19 AM (I49Jm)

83 @83
Please let Patrick Ewing be among the applicants.

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 06:21 AM (pW2o8)

84 I haven't checked the scores this morning, are we winning the future yet?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 27, 2011 06:21 AM (TMB3S)

85 ps:  I denounce myself!

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 06:21 AM (pW2o8)

86 What is with the Daily Caller?  Checked the headlines and they have a piece ragging on Rumsfeld and asserting that his book tour has been widely said to be a disaster.  That's the first I've heard that said. 

The folks running that thing seem to have a lot of petty, personal jealousies. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 06:23 AM (pW2o8)

87 I couldn't make myself watch that video beyond, ". . . the amazing drum circle that's been going on . . ."
The stupid - it burns!

Posted by: Least at February 27, 2011 06:24 AM (jLgiL)

88 Yeah... a disaster for leftards. Rumsfield has been kicking butt.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 06:26 AM (Ez4Ql)

89 "amazing drum circle"??? I did that shit in kindergarden, 55 years ago.

Posted by: bigred at February 27, 2011 06:29 AM (cX9pO)

90 I haven't checked the scores this morning, are we winning the future yet?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 27, 2011 11:21 AM (TMB3S)

I got a memo decades ago that asserted the game is fixed and the bad guys win.
So...no.

Posted by: Beto at February 27, 2011 06:31 AM (H+LJc)

91 Pests?  Anti Freeze soaked corn takes care of most of them. 

I am still having crow problems and  can not find anywhere to buy the crow poison DRC 1339.  Any of you morons know someone that can get this shit?

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 06:41 AM (JpFM9)

92 "amazing drum circle"??? I did that shit in kindergarden, 55 years ago.

We played games where we stood in a circle and flapped around a parachute. I loved that stuff.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 06:45 AM (nAOMZ)

93 Heather, you obviously grew up in a time when drums were not PC and insulting to Native Americans. :-)

Posted by: bigred at February 27, 2011 06:48 AM (cX9pO)

94 77 I haven't read Attlas Shrugs, but I hope he tosses the bums out in the next scene.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 27, 2011 11:03 AM (mHQ7T)


well, no - it takes him a while to kick the bums out of his life, which includes his own wife.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 27, 2011 06:49 AM (GaLxs)

95 Any of you morons know someone that can get this shit?

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 11:41 AM (JpFM9)

My understanding is that you have to get a permit for that shit through a county agent.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 06:49 AM (M9Ie6)

96 Mr. Ed was a horse:

http://www.snopes.com/lost/false.asp

Posted by: scrubjay at February 27, 2011 06:49 AM (co9/W)

97 Fuckin Hippies

Posted by: Zakn at February 27, 2011 06:54 AM (zyaZ1)

98 Kemp
Call your county extension office and/or the local university's cooperative extension office (if it is a land-grant state university). 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 06:54 AM (pW2o8)

99 Here's something from Nebraska's extension office

Most of the things I've found focus on disrupting their roosts. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 06:57 AM (pW2o8)

100 It is 77° outside already. I may have to break down and have another porch rocker day.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 07:10 AM (M9Ie6)

101 The children and grandchildren of Woodstock are wise beyond their years.

Posted by: Country Joe McDonald at February 27, 2011 07:18 AM (xs5wK)

102 You know things are bad when you lose the commie "dirty Scandis" on immigration.

Caution NY Times link.

http://tinyurl.com/4be94km

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 07:22 AM (JpFM9)

103 NY Times article - "How Clean Energy Can Create Jobs"

This is about the thousandth article I've seen on this topic.  How insanely complicated must this process be, that so many explanations are needed?

Posted by: FUBAR at February 27, 2011 07:40 AM (McG46)

104 (AP) - New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie who says he's struggled with a weight problem most of his life, he thinks first lady Michelle Obama is doing well to speak in favor of healthy eating and exercise.


I'm so so flattered.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 27, 2011 07:46 AM (EL+OC)

105 Sheen Clean

No surprise following the past week's vitriolic thread to find no retraction.

"Some people you just love to hate" made my career of homilies.

Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 07:48 AM (H+LJc)

106 NY Times article - "How Clean Energy Can Create Jobs"
First, make coal production and coal fired power plants scares. Jobs go away.
Then stop drilling for domestic crude, make more jobs go away. Then use gubmint money to hire gubmint workers for solar and wind power. That will create more gubmint jobs.

Posted by: Sierra Club at February 27, 2011 07:52 AM (nNgbi)

107 Good morning.  Lefty friends are circulating a bit about how to get arrested today in Madison when the big bad man comes to kick them out of their nests in the Rotunda.  Pocorn...get your popcorn...

Posted by: kqb29 at February 27, 2011 07:53 AM (oRb26)

108 Adding to the accounting of the UK's march to oblivion, doctors there are advising pregnant women abortion is safer than giving birth.

That there are not riots and open, outright revolt tells me all I need to know about the state of the English spirit.  It no longer exists.  RIP, UK.

Posted by: AoSHQ's DarkLord at February 27, 2011 07:58 AM (Fs7RJ)

109 No where in the article did it state that they observed him pee in the cup. Regardless, he was ordered to go into rehab and he didn't. Instead he shacked up for a month with fellow druggies.

Posted by: moi at February 27, 2011 07:58 AM (Ez4Ql)

110 They're not people they're hippies!!!

Posted by: Eric Cartman at February 27, 2011 08:04 AM (6dq0h)

Posted by: sock puppeh at February 27, 2011 08:11 AM (VcPAo)

112 A friend sent me this story from the NY Post about hot sex: http://tinyurl.com/4zwl5h3

Posted by: Anachronda at February 27, 2011 08:11 AM (6fER6)

113 Mr. Ed was a horse, not a zebra. But thanks for making me read the linked fake snopes article. Snopes says that they have several phony articles on their site in order to illustrate "False Authority Syndrome." Click on the link in the above comments or search for FAS on the Snopes site for more information. It's a good read.

Posted by: Conservative Phantom at February 27, 2011 08:16 AM (ub509)

114 Those goddamn CHeese Heads better not crumble.....kick the hippie scum right in the face....pass the goddamn law...

Posted by: Portnoy at February 27, 2011 08:17 AM (azgo2)

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 08:18 AM (penCf)

116 Be funny if WI legislature simply met somewhere else & carried on with business.  Maybe the 'pubs could meet up with their collegues in ill-annoy, declare quorum, and get back to work.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 08:19 AM (0GpN4)

Posted by: momma at February 27, 2011 08:19 AM (penCf)

118 "an injury to one, is an injury to all" (from the video) so that reminds me of something BO said, can't put my finger on it right now, maybe after coffee.

Reading the messages seems union member trumps registered republican.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 08:22 AM (p302b)

119 116  I read that article.  Gawd, what a bunch of whining assholes.  Ought to be the damned union paying them for their 'union activities' not the state!  WTF, isn't that what the fucking dues are suppposed to be for?

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 08:25 AM (0GpN4)

120 moi,  Sounds as if Dylan Howard and two producers watched Sheen pee in the cup and had it tested in front of everyone so it could not be faked.

No where in the article did it state that they observed him pee in the cup.


"Charlie Sheen passed a urine drug test administered in the presence of RadarOnline.com. The First Check home test was used and administered before RadarOnline.com's Senior Executive Editor Dylan Howard and two producers so it could not be faked."


Posted by: Monsignor McCabe at February 27, 2011 08:27 AM (H+LJc)

121 Here we are, partying like it's....1917...

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 08:31 AM (0GpN4)

122 Did someone say cheesehead?

Posted by: Henry Waxman (D, NIMH) at February 27, 2011 08:34 AM (gWfpg)

123 123 Did someone say cheesehead?

Posted by: Henry Waxman (D, NIMH) at February 27, 2011 01:34 PM (gWfpg)

Cheese is bad for you. It's pure fat and gives you the winds.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 27, 2011 08:36 AM (EL+OC)

124 It is 1:40PM (ET).  Do you know where your state senator is?

Posted by: mrp at February 27, 2011 08:40 AM (HjPtV)

125 Isn't "fat" one of the recognized food groups?  Along with: sugar, salt, chemicals and red meat...

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 08:41 AM (0GpN4)

126 126 Isn't "fat" one of the recognized food groups? Along with: sugar, salt, chemicals and red meat... -------- And vitamins A, B, C, and 7; the same as in root beer and bubblegum.

Posted by: Dennis the Menace at February 27, 2011 08:43 AM (6fER6)

127 Monsignor McCabe: Sounds like they dipped the stick into the urine. That's all.

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at February 27, 2011 08:49 AM (Ez4Ql)

128 Smash the yoke of bipedal domination and death to Mr. Ed, the running dog lackey of the oppressors!

Posted by: The United Equine Peoples' Front at February 27, 2011 08:54 AM (FMNSK)

129 Isn't "fat" one of the recognized food groups?  Along with: sugar, salt, chemicals and red meat...

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 01:41 PM (0GpN4)

And Spam. Don't forget Spam.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 08:56 AM (35Ce9)

130 present!

Posted by: Soothsayer al dente at February 27, 2011 09:01 AM (bdi4s)

131 Y-not, thanks for the link.   DRC shit is tough to get an I live in a city and the county extension office is useless. 

I like your idea about land grant school son is in grad school at NCSU.  I'll see if he might score me some of the stuff.

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 09:02 AM (JpFM9)

132 Maybe the sickest thing I've ever read:

UK Daily Mail - Abortions are safer than having a baby, new advice claims
http://tinyurl.com/4mmc7tk

Posted by: The Mantastic Tor at February 27, 2011 09:10 AM (LmwDA)

133

Spam is a 'wildcard' food product; one serving can be counted toward any of the groups, all of them at once.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 09:20 AM (0GpN4)

134 126 Isn't "fat" one of the recognized food groups?  Along with: sugar, salt, chemicals and red meat..

BACON!!  Spam too, that would be canned cheap bacon.

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 09:22 AM (JpFM9)

135 66 Are we all ready for our medicated water supply? Brave New World, here we come. Statins for all!

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 27, 2011 10:51 AM (x9xik)

Coincidentally, in unrelated news, I'm working on an iPhone app that correlates the location of the nearest cluster of lampposts and local rope suppliers.

Just, you know, FYI.

Should be available about the time they start pumping popular but devastating drugs into our water supplies.

The MBM won't print articles criticizing Kennedy, the Medical Media (largely) won't print articles or studies criticizing Statins. I think the dam may be starting to break, but if you wanted to read about it before now you had to go to "renegades" like Cholesterol Skeptics or Junk Food Science.

Posted by: Merovign, Bond Villain at February 27, 2011 09:23 AM (bxiXv)

136 Hi, first time poster, long time reader. CBS had this on, and if its true heads in this administration need to roll. ATF pressing gun store owners to sell massive quantities of guns to cartel gophers, then stopping ATF local agents from busting the gunrunners. http://tinyurl.com/4as78nk

Posted by: Caedryn at February 27, 2011 09:24 AM (MGsse)

137 Vic,

I heard you are suppose to get a permit, the chances of getting one to use it in CLT are slim and none.  Slim left town. 

I am looking for a small amount to use without the permit hassle.

Posted by: Kemp at February 27, 2011 09:24 AM (JpFM9)

138

Spam is a 'wildcard' food product; one serving can be counted toward any of the groups, all of them at once.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 02:20 PM (0GpN4)

It's the perfect meat product! 9 of 10 corpulent Hawaiians would agree.

Being fat on a beach in the Pacific? As the great philosopher David Lee Roth once said, "This must be just like living in paradise."

 

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 09:27 AM (35Ce9)

139

OMG, Bacon!!! I left out Bacon?!?!?!?!?  I denounce myself. 

Have mercy upon me, O Great BaconLord, for I have sinned....

Glory to Bacon in the highest!  The mightiest of all, greater than all "food groups" combined--BACON STANDS ALONE AND ABOVE ALL!

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 09:28 AM (0GpN4)

140

Um...Spam...is meat?  Like, actually ...meat?

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 09:34 AM (0GpN4)

141 So I'm watching huckabee step all over himself to support MO.  Which is fine obesity is a problem.  However his reasoning that it is for national security as most of the young people who try to join the military can't qualify due to weight issues makes me realize he is thinking war and draft and forget him, he's totally off my list, huckabee the war hawk is not my cup of tea.   And, I would venture to guess that our "war weary nation" will feel the same way. 

Plus they say newt will announce soon.  Don't want him either.  He can't even get the marriage thing right and he wants to run the country, no thanks, the man doesn't even come close to knowing what it means to have character.  Most would think we are better off with BO, married once, two kids, nice family man. 

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 09:34 AM (p302b)

142 89:What is with the Daily Caller? Checked the headlines and they have a piece ragging on Rumsfeld and asserting that his book tour has been widely said to be a disaster. That's the first I've heard that said. -Me too. Everything I hear is that it's going great! (Although Andrea Mitchell might disagree....)

Posted by: lasue at February 27, 2011 09:37 AM (S25IC)

143

Um...Spam...is meat?  Like, actually ...meat?

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 02:34 PM (0GpN4)

That's why I added the caveat of meat product. It might be meat, it might not be. Who the hell cares? It tastes gooooood!

Although not as good as bacons, I should add.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 09:38 AM (35Ce9)

144 So I'm watching huckabee step all over himself to support MO. Which is fine obesity is a problem. However his reasoning that it is for national security as most of the young people who try to join the military can't qualify due to weight issues makes me realize he is thinking war and draft and forget him, he's totally off my list, huckabee the war hawk is not my cup of tea. And, I would venture to guess that our "war weary nation" will feel the same way.
Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 02:34 PM (p302b)

Forget the war stuff. Motherfuckabee is just a big-government nanny-stater theocrat who wants to tell us all how to live. MO is his secular-humanist mirror image.

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at February 27, 2011 09:43 AM (mABIe)

145 Most would think we are better off with BO, married once, two kids, nice family man.

The electorate really is a bunch of shallow shit-heads, isn't it?

I'm no fan of Newt, but I'm pretty sure the nation got over the "GASP! DIVORCE!" bit in 1980.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 09:44 AM (nAOMZ)

146 Posted by: lasue at February 27, 2011 02:37 PM (S25IC)

had high hopes for the daily caller cause the bow tie guy was at once time believed to be a conservative.   Well not when he panicked on national television and said he changed his mind that al gore would win, but for the most part.  Anyway, it seems they have been creeping more and more toward tabloid format and towards the left.  Now, I'm told their staff is "wet behind he ears, young" so that may account for what's going on.  It's possible he's going for a very young audience attempting to at least get some news to them.  So maybe his target demographic is 16 to 30 (but that's pushing it).  So that may account for the way the site is being run.

Heck the guy has a mortgage and a wife and kids to feed, he's reinvented himself so many times he gets credit just for that.

On rumsfeld, I'm told he's been asked a lot of bizarre questions.  If the interviewer asks bizarre questions how can a serious discussion of his book ensue?  He his put up a website with all his research I posted the link here on another thread last week.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 09:46 AM (p302b)

147 Man accused of peeing on chicken at Kroger


Didn't know The Chicken was into watersports.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 09:47 AM (nAOMZ)

148 Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 27, 2011 02:44 PM (nAOMZ)

From what I understand he hasn't behaved in his life like a gentleman.  I think more than anything, this next time that a republican gets elected, we had better know what is in their heart and mind.  Plus, I'll never get over the on the couch with the wicked witch of the west, pushing the next ponzi scheme.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 09:48 AM (p302b)

149 If any political operatives are out there reading this: 

I do not care if the POTUS is single or married, a parent or childless, Christian or Jew (or atheist).  None of that matters so quit picking your candidates based on that shit or prepping them to lie about that crap. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 09:48 AM (pW2o8)

150 mmmmm...golden showers....

Posted by: The Chicken at February 27, 2011 09:49 AM (VcPAo)

151 Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 02:48 PM (pW2o

I agree with you totally so then that begs the question, what are you looking for in the next successful candidate?

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 09:52 AM (p302b)

152

That poor, poor chicken--trying anything, to give its rump some time off for healing.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 09:52 AM (0GpN4)

153 151 mmmmm...golden showers....

Posted by: The Chicken at February 27, 2011 02:49 PM (VcPAo)


never understood that, seems totally disgusting to me, think the chicken would rather go back to the status quo

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 09:53 AM (p302b)

154 I heard you are suppose to get a permit, the chances of getting one to use it in CLT are slim and none.  Slim left town.
 
You probably have a better chance of getting that than I have for getting some chlordane to retreat the ground under my house.

At least they still make your stuff. We need to abolish the damn EPA. Everything that has ever been made that worked they have gotten rid of. Hell, I would be satisfied with some DDT.

They get rid of poison because it is harmful. Hey you freakin idiots, it is supposed to be dangerous.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 09:54 AM (M9Ie6)

155 130 Isn't "fat" one of the recognized food groups? Along with: sugar, salt, chemicals and red meat... Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 01:41 PM (0GpN4) And Spam. Don't forget Spam. -------- Calling spam a food group is a bit like calling white a color. Spam is an amalgamation of all food groups. If you put spam through a food prism, you'd get sugar, salt, fat, meat, etc.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 27, 2011 09:56 AM (6fER6)

156

I do not care if the POTUS is single or married, a parent or childless, Christian or Jew (or atheist).  None of that matters so quit picking your candidates based on that shit or prepping them to lie about that crap. 

Agreed.  Don't give a flying fig about their 'culture gram' info.  Let's hear about their experience, policies, voting record...qualifications.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 09:58 AM (0GpN4)

157 what are you looking for in the next successful candidate?

Competence, directness, toughness, fiscal responsibility, and loves America. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 09:59 AM (pW2o8)

158 Well the temp just peaked at 82.0 for today. Warmest day so far this year and the warmest day since Oct 27, 2010.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 10:02 AM (M9Ie6)

159 159 Well the temp just peaked at 82.0 for today.

Watching it hail in Tucson, halting Accenture Match Play. 

Posted by: Y-not at February 27, 2011 10:03 AM (pW2o8)

160 I have maintained that there are two things that you need to look for in a politician. (1) How close his political philosophy matches your own and (2) How likely he is to hold to that philosophy.

Now that latter thing has a couple of things that you need to look at and not rely on worthless rhetoric. First is his record and second is his trustworthiness. 

Someone who cheats on his wife and philanders is not trustworthy at all. If he cheats on his wife he will cheat on the public and voters.

Sure Newt talks a tough fight, but when he thought it was politically advantageous he saw no problem with getting on the couch with Pelosi and pushing the communist AGW scam.

Newt is dead for the Republican Party.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 10:14 AM (M9Ie6)

161 What Vic and Downscale said.

Posted by: sifty at February 27, 2011 10:17 AM (Q6tnr)

162 So the producer of this video was "Democracy NOW!" which is affliated with the Pacifica Foundation out here in Berkeley who in turn get 10% of their funding from government sources.

So the public employee unions get their money from the taxpayers through mandatory worker dues.  PBS and NPR get a big piece of taxpayer money too.

All part of a very clever system to get the honest taxpayer to pay for building a system to extract even more money from the taxpayer.

It will only stop when we MAKE it stop.

Stand tall, Gov. Walker and Wisconsin Republicans!

Posted by: whitehall at February 27, 2011 10:25 AM (BuDga)

163

Hey! you fracking WI hippies need to clear the frack out and go take a shower.

Regards, the Madison PD

 

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho at February 27, 2011 10:26 AM (BLb4+)

164 Was that you guys who labled Michelle O. a wookie or was it the Jawa's?

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho at February 27, 2011 10:29 AM (BLb4+)

165

Someone who cheats on his wife and philanders is not trustworthy at all. If he cheats on his wife he will cheat on the public and voters. Posted by:

Vic at February 27, 2011 03:14 PM (M9Ie6)

That's where I draw the line as well. Everyone has issues of one sort or another, that's what makes us human. Cheating and philandering goes far beyond that into the realm of just being a piece of shit which is exactly what Gingrich is.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 10:30 AM (35Ce9)

166

When I was a kid in a small town in Eastern Oregon some hippies came through in 1971 or so.

Some of the local loggers grabbed them and gave everyone of them a haircut with an axe.

Didn't see any hippies for years after that.

 

 

Posted by: Jake_in_Idaho at February 27, 2011 10:33 AM (BLb4+)

167  Newt can only be good if he pushes the eventual candidate rightward and makes them pledge strong principles. As a candidate himself? Fuck him. The only one I dislike more the the Huckster

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2011 10:49 AM (4X0aT)

168  IS the Huckster....watching a wreck on NASCAR and lost track.....dammit

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2011 10:50 AM (4X0aT)

169 Job description: Drum banging, inane chanting, poster making, sign carrying, general thug. Cartman get your fire extinguisher and flush them out.

Posted by: Buffalobob at February 27, 2011 10:53 AM (GwH6h)

170 Damn wifey come back from her trip to town with a bunch of Girl Scout cookies and set them down in front of me.

There goes my calorie limit for today.

Posted by: Vic at February 27, 2011 10:54 AM (M9Ie6)

171 The bathtub is overflowing, the faucet is on full blast, and Washington is arguing about whether it needs four or five Q-tips to clean up the mess. Obama says a 1.45 trillion dollar overage is okay, but he will veto a reckless 1.4 trillion dollar overage.

Posted by: Duhgee at February 27, 2011 10:57 AM (26gda)

172 Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 03:30 PM (35Ce9)

I have a friend who is going through a crisis in her marriage. Her husband basically said he doesn't want to be married anymore.  He said to here if he ever had the urge to cheat he would tell her and leave cause he had too much respect for her as a person to do otherwise.  They are both "up and coming" in their professions, he a doctor and she an attorney.  They have so much stress when you walk into their apartment, what hits you right away is stress.  They're going to go to see a marriage counselor and I think they will work it out.  They just have too much other stuff in their marriage that shouldn't be there and they seem to put each other last.   Our collective response was "thank God they haven't got kids".

so for guys like newt, there is a classy way to do this, you don't simply go out and cheat.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 11:06 AM (p302b)

173 IS the Huckster....watching a wreck on NASCAR and lost track.....dammit

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2011 03:50 PM (4X0aT)

For such a lackadaisical performance here in Moron Nation, I'm sponsoring Frank G for a full and total accidental banning otherwise or until certain cob loggers get their shit together and improve the blog format from a modern model to a pre Windows 95 format.

Until then, I'm advising said Frank G to start ordering olive drab T-shirts with his likeness combined with Che Guevera proclaiming "Viva La Fronk!" until his bannination is lifted due to somebody accidentally kicking a server. Or something.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 11:07 AM (35Ce9)

174 so for guys like newt, there is a classy way to do this, you don't simply go out and cheat.

Posted by: curious at February 27, 2011 04:06 PM (p302b)

And failing that, there's also such thing as an amicable divorce. Newt's a piece of shit, he demonstrated that through his lack of any sort of decency or character.

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 11:15 AM (35Ce9)

175

 Job description: Drum banging, inane chanting, poster making, sign carrying, general thug...

Mindless drones:  Self-righteously following their marching orders; spewing canned talkingpoints and slogans in their hope of drowning out the real majority.

The stage is set for a tragic act.  Lots of people, national coverage...jihadist's dream.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 11:15 AM (0GpN4)

176 Oh, and the convenience of being able to blame it on the Tea Party.

Posted by: Stillwater at February 27, 2011 11:16 AM (0GpN4)

177 jeebus Erik. I have money on the race

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2011 12:04 PM (4X0aT)

178  and I actually am wearing an olive drab t-shirt. No Che tho'.

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2011 12:05 PM (4X0aT)

179 jeebus Erik. I have money on the race

Posted by: Frank G at February 27, 2011 05:04 PM (4X0aT)

Not much, I hope!

Posted by: ErikW at February 27, 2011 01:48 PM (35Ce9)

180

 "......have any kind of coherent grand strategy to cope with it—resulting in a period of hapless confusion in American foreign policy."

The Obama administration had a perfectly clear policy, wait until you see who comes out on top and then support them.

Posted by: Javems at February 27, 2011 03:06 PM (kI3Wm)

181 I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Chessie Sullenberger for President. Remember him? He was the cool, highly skilled pilot that put the passenger jet down in the Hudson River, perfect landing, not a scratch on any of the 160 passengers. ( One of the heroic stewardesses got a leg injury.)  Capt. Sullenberger was the last person to step off the sinking plane into a rescue boat after making 2 trips thru the  plane to make  extra sure that all of his  people are safely off. This guy earned the U.S.Air Force Academy  Airmanship medal upon graduation for being the best pilot in the class.  You'all should read his book, makes me proud of the high quality people this countery still turns out.  So I have to ask, where are they?  I mean, we have an election coming up that we must win. Competance, directness, toughness, fiscal responsibility, loves America?  Check, check, and check.  I might add integrity. 

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