February 29, 2012

Top Headline Comments 2-What Day??-12
— Gabriel Malor

Happy Wednesday.

Salt Lake Trib: Sen. Snowe's retirement is a blow to Sen. Hatch's reelection strategy.

NASA is cannibalizing its budget to fund a Mars mission.

INTERPOL arrested 25 Anonymous hackers in Europe and South America yesterday. Anonymous responded by knocking out the Interpol and Spanish police websites for an hour or so. That'll show 'em.

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1 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Wednesday, February 29th, 2012.  Today is a Leap Day.  Leap Day was actually established by Julius Caesar on this day in 46 BC.  Leap Days/Years were established in order to equalize the calendar to the Sun.  As more accurate methods of time keeping were developed it was determined that the year was not exactly 365 days long and the day is not exactly 24 hours long. I have often wondered why they simply did not redefine the units of time by splitting the year, which was found to be slightly less than 365.25 days.   But, as it happens we still have not nailed down an exact time for the length of a year.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:54 AM (YdQQY)

2 The big news this morning is that Mutt squeaks out a narrow victory in MI 41% to 38% with Crazy Uncle at 12 and Noot at 7.  If Noot had dropped out Sanatarium would have likely won. A lot of people are blaming coordination between Crazy Uncle and Mutt, but I don’t see that. I think if Crazy dropped out most of his supporters would too.  Fox says exit polls show the major concern was "electability".  Hahahahhahaha.  None of these fools are electable. The other story is the total number of voters at 976,340.  This compares to 869,293 in 2008.   

As expected Mutt easily won AZ 47% to 27%.  They are crediting Mutt with getting all AZ delegates which is another violation of the rules.  If Santorum doesn’t challenge that he is a fool.

Turnout there was 463,257 compared to 541,035 in 2008.  So turnout in the tight MI race increased while turnout in the predictable AZ race decreased. So not much can be said for turnout from these two races.  Next up will be OH and GA coming on March 6.  Current polls show Santorum leading in OH and Noot blowing them all away in GA.  But this is Super Tuesday and there are a lot out there on this day.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:55 AM (YdQQY)

3 Japan is talking canceling orders for the F-35 jet over price increases and delays.  Personally I think it is economic woes.  There are always prices hikes and delays in these aircraft buys.

http://is.gd/v7Gptv

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:55 AM (YdQQY)

4 Stupid Detroit councilman wants to force Detroit gas stations to hire security guards. Hey you stupid SOB, the first business of government is to protect its citizens. If the citizens have to rely on private guards then doesn’t that make your useless socialist government be seen as a waste of money.


So how about this Mr. Kwame Kenyatta, lets disband the Detroit government and let businesses hire their own private armies.  I expect business will flourish and crime will drop to almost nothing. Hell, get rid of the Communist corruption in Detroit and the city may actually recover.

http://is.gd/RGwHY1

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:56 AM (YdQQY)

5 Corrupt AG Holder generates a fake mad when asked about Fast and Furious.  When are we going to impeach this SOB and prosecute him?  Then he can generate a real mad and rat out his boss.

http://is.gd/hBrG6n

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:56 AM (YdQQY)

6 Do you Morons remember this POS new regulation from DOT?  They want backup cameras installed in all vehicles by 2014.  It will save 300 lives a year.  Again it would be nice to see how they arrive at their numbers, but even at that, it is totally useless.  Idiots who back up carelessly into other people will not be stopped from their folly by a stupid camera.  And 300 people out of 32,788 killed in traffic accidents last year.  So we want to add probably $1,000 to the price of a new car to stop a dubious 0.9% of the auto deaths. And that assumes this POS idea is 100% effective.  


It is time for some congressional action except that a law passed in 2007 is what required this POS.  The commies controlled both Houses then, but why didn’t Bush veto it?

http://is.gd/yQSIGp

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:57 AM (YdQQY)

7 Here is a sad tale that has played out in towns and cities all across America as more and more American believe their opinions override freedom and property rights.  Charleston has one, yes that is one, Cigar Bar.  It has an exemption from the fascist no smoking in bars and restaurants (where ALL bars are required to operate in SC) rule.  The Cigar Bar would like to move, but the exemption is tied to the location.  The city council was set to debate the move and the exemption but the anti-smoking zealots descended on the meeting like locusts on a ripe grain field. The subject was tabled.

When did this country decide that there were no private property rights? It has been a gradual thing over the decades. When you agree to allow local and national bureaucrats to regulate a thing, you have agreed to strip freedom from that thing and all persons associated with it.

This is not the America of 1790.

http://is.gd/3EwoJH

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:57 AM (YdQQY)

8 No such anuimule as electability. Even though Mittleschmerz won Michigan, it was a very close race. I thought he was supposed to be inevitable/invincible. Whoever you support, one thing is for sure; Mitt is NOT a strong candidate. We'll see how the remainder of the 57 states shake out.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 29, 2012 01:57 AM (Af3Wg)

9 And finally, from the ONT last night, NATO has agreed to prosecute the soldiers who committed the phony crime of burning Korans.  This deserves more attention today.  Not only is it time to remove ourselves totally from there, it is time to fire the people responsible for this order. I want to see some investigations to determine if the Generals were ordered to do this by the sackless SOB in the Whitehouse.  If so they should have resigned first and went to the press.   Note also that NOT a single GD news organization is covering this story this morning.


When I saw this I was instantly outraged.


http://is.gd/L8tTH7

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:57 AM (YdQQY)

10 One other comment on the Mutt narrow victory.  The RNC primary schedule is artificially stacked with blue States first to favor the "moderate" candidates. If he/she doesn't put it away by late February before Super Tuesday when a LOT of the Red States show up that practice will backfire.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:58 AM (YdQQY)

11 And that’s it for news. Not as much today as yesterday.  Also, I have to go to the city this morning so I will be leaving about 8. And be advised, I will be taking wifey in for surgery tomorrow morning at 5 am so there will be no doomy news links tomorrow.  

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 01:58 AM (YdQQY)

12 So DIABLO Snowe blows RINO Hatch's strategy.

Hahahahahahaha

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:00 AM (YdQQY)

13 NASA should be eliminated and the money cut from the budget, Any projects needed for the military should be transferred to DOD along with only that part of the budget.


We can no longer afford a department of incompetent fools whose mission is Muzzie outreach.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:01 AM (YdQQY)

14 Yeah!  The unprincipled guy beat the crazy guy in both states.  The best we could do under the circumstances.

I see 10% of MI voters were Dems - Santorum sucks even more than usual for courting them.  He's pretending they were Reagan Dems who are now part of his coalition and would help him beat Obama.  He's utterly delusional or just plain lying.  In fact, he looks like he's lying while pretending to be delusional; not good.  Last night was the beginning of the end for Mr. Even-straight-sex-within-marriage-makes-me-want-to-vomit.

Posted by: Blacksheep at February 29, 2012 02:07 AM (jA4Zy)

15 So Club Gitmo received $750K to build a soccer field for f*cking terrorists? 

Let's hear it for the American taxpayer!

Posted by: Fritz at February 29, 2012 02:08 AM (Ohmaj)

16 INTERPOL arrested 25 Anonymous hackers in Europe and South America yesterday.


INTERLOL took time off from their busy sharia-enforcement schedule?  INTERLOL and Anonymous deserve each other.  They should all be moved (families and everything) to Tehran or Kabul to live out the rest of their worthless, pathetic lives with the people they have been fighting so hard for.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:09 AM (X3lox)

17 It will save 300 lives a year. Again it would be nice to see how they arrive at their numbers, but even at that, it is totally useless. Idiots who back up carelessly into other people will not be stopped from their folly by a stupid camera. And 300 people out of 32,788 killed in traffic accidents last year. So we want to add probably $1,000 to the price of a new car to stop a dubious 0.9% of the auto deaths. And that assumes this POS idea is 100% effective.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)



They also forgot to take into account how many idiots think that having a back-up camera will allow them to drive in reverse as if they were going forward.  My group has estimated that we will see an added 405.6 annual deaths due to fools thinking the back-up cameras are there for driving in reverse at high speeds.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:14 AM (X3lox)

18 Good morning, morons.  It's February 29. FEAR ME. 
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/118799

In all seriousness; all leap year means is my employer gets an extra day work but I don't get extra pay. This "salaried-regular employee" thing is for the birds.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 29, 2012 02:15 AM (hO8IJ)

19 The bits of NASA that aren't suited to becoming pure military missions should fall under DARPA. DARPA doesn't build stuff or make missions. It just seeks to use modest investments to steer technology development in directions regarded as useful to the military's future needs. DARPA has been one of the most cost effective government investment programs. Possibly the only one.

Posted by: epobirs at February 29, 2012 02:15 AM (kcfmt)

20 This "salaried-regular employee" thing is for the birds.
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Don't you just love the Fair Wage and Labor Act?

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:17 AM (YdQQY)

21 @6 You mean 0.009 not 0.9

Posted by: McLovin at February 29, 2012 02:20 AM (RJWcf)

22 You mean 0.009 not 0.9
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.009 is .9%

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:21 AM (YdQQY)

23 @6 Never mind shift the decimal point

Posted by: McLovin at February 29, 2012 02:22 AM (RJWcf)

24 You mean 0.009 not 0.9

Posted by: McLovin at February 29, 2012 07:20 AM (RJWcf)




He meant 0.9.  It's in percentages.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:23 AM (X3lox)

25 Good luck to you and your wife tomorrow, Vic. I will send prayers in your direction.

Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at February 29, 2012 02:24 AM (zxrQh)

26 Whoever you support, one thing is for sure; Mitt is NOT a strong candidate.

First, he was the candidate who couldn't breach 20% or so.  Then we had the endless succession of challengers who "split the conservative vote".  Now, we're really down to 2, and Romney keeps winning.  Strange for such a weak candidate to do that, isn't it?

Could he be stronger?  Sure, and IMO, he will be as the campaign moves into the general.  I have long thought that winning the nom would be harder for him than the general, and I think that's the foundation of his strategy. 

Posted by: pep at February 29, 2012 02:25 AM (YXmuI)

27 Thanks

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:25 AM (YdQQY)

28 I am sorry that The One True Conservative (tm) was not able to pull off a victory, even with the help of Michael Moore and UAW.  Because, uh, Mitt's unelectable or something.  As opposed to The One True Conservative (tm)?

Posted by: Matt in Maine at February 29, 2012 02:26 AM (gWLRb)

29 First, he was the candidate who couldn't breach 20% or so. Then we had the endless succession of challengers who "split the conservative vote". Now, we're really down to 2, and Romney keeps winning. Strange for such a weak candidate to do that, isn't it?

Posted by: pep at February 29, 2012 07:25 AM (YXmuI)




Sounds like what McShame did in 2008.  What's your point?

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:26 AM (X3lox)

30 There is no conservative left in this campaign, so cut the shit. Sanatarium is a religious liberal, Mutt is just a liberal.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:27 AM (YdQQY)

31 It will be interesting to see the number crunching for the Michigan primary. Mitt won big in and around Detroit. Oakland County alone accounts for almost all the difference between him and Santorum. I suspect a lot of those votes came from... wait for it... Democrats. That being said, I honestly don't understand the outrage over someone courting D votes. Votes are votes, people, there always have and there always will be crossovers. Getting more of them than your opponent is often the difference in elections. Mitt lovers would be wise to remember that. Their candidate is essentially running on it as their central theme.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 29, 2012 02:28 AM (Gc/Qi)

32 What's your point?

That his "weakness" is deceptive.

Posted by: pep at February 29, 2012 02:28 AM (YXmuI)

33 We need 50 more debates.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:28 AM (YdQQY)

34 That being said, I honestly don't understand the outrage over someone courting D votes.
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Yeah, we didn't hear all that outrage when Mutt won the heavy Democrat districts in SC which also has an open primary. in fact, that was the only districts he won.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:29 AM (YdQQY)

35 That being said, I honestly don't understand the outrage over someone courting D votes.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 29, 2012 07:28 AM (Gc/Qi)




It's disingenuous.  It's what we used to call "cheating".  The primary is not for dems to have any vote in, at all.  NONE.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:30 AM (X3lox)

36 I suspect a lot of those votes came from... wait for it... Democrats.

On the radio this morning, they mentioned that in MI Romney won the women's vote and college graduates.  Think about that.  If Santorum can't carry women, the election is over, and Romney is their preference.  Likewise, the college vote tends to be more liberal.  If Romney siphons off more of those, it's a big deal.

Posted by: pep at February 29, 2012 02:31 AM (YXmuI)

37 We need 50 more debates.

Heh.  At least.  I'm still not sure where they stand on the issues. /s

Posted by: Blacksheep at February 29, 2012 02:31 AM (jA4Zy)

38 You and the missus hang tough, Vic. We're praying for y'all.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 29, 2012 02:31 AM (DiqH3)

39 On the radio this morning, they mentioned that in MI Romney won the women's vote and college graduates.
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The women and youth vote typically goes to Dems.  Think about that.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:32 AM (YdQQY)

40 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 29, 2012 07:31 AM (DiqH3)
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Thanks

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:33 AM (YdQQY)

41 36 - In short, Democrats. Yes, that's Mitt's strategy. He's been doing it the whole time, but some people apparently think we're supposed to be outraged that Santorum tried to get in on that particular pot of gravy. Mitt's pot.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 29, 2012 02:34 AM (Gc/Qi)

42 I kind of doubt Michael Moore will vote for Santorum in November.  If you check the exit polls, moderates favored Mitt over Santorum.  Santorum's tactic of trying to use Operation Hilarity to win in Michigan was short sighted, and detrimental to the process in general.  If you want the liberal Democrats to pick our candidate, why not just ask Obama who he wants to run against, and save a bunch of time and money by doing away with the primaries all together.

Posted by: Matt in Maine at February 29, 2012 02:35 AM (gWLRb)

43 What's your point?

That his "weakness" is deceptive.

Posted by: pep at February 29, 2012 07:28 AM (YXmuI)



Deceptively understated?


Mittens' weaknesses (and they are legend) will not matter in the general, as it is just Barky against America, but if it were any sort of normal election Mittens' would be dismembered in the general, especially given the way he's fought the primary.  If I didn't have to vote for Mittens (i.e. if anything other than an ineligible America-hating Indonesian retard  were running for the dems) Mittens wouldn't get even a look from me in the general, let alone my vote.  I'm hostage to the GOP for 2012, but that is the absolute end of the line for me (and many others, I suspect).

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:35 AM (X3lox)

44 "Leap year."   The Mayans had a better calendar.

Posted by: Case at February 29, 2012 02:35 AM (GxTMf)

45

Glad you're back, Vic. Prayers for you and Mrs. Vic.

 

As usual, Pixy's hamsters still won't let me link to anything, so curious Morons can click my nic for today's contributions.

 

It's the old in-out for me this morning. Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 29, 2012 02:37 AM (d0Tfm)

46 @39 & 41
Like it or not, you have to get folks in the middle to win.  That's what he's doing.  Or, you can be purer, and lose.   I'll take winning.  Not at any cost, but what Romney is doing is tolerable and smart.

Posted by: pep at February 29, 2012 02:37 AM (YXmuI)

47

These Anonymous douches are so pathetically ineffective.

 

Their "retaliation" consists of calling your phone and asking if you have Prince Albert in a can.  Hey, I bet that makes your loser friends feel better as Bubba pounds their boy pussy into scaloppini, sooper scary haXX0rz!

 

 

Fuck you and your off the shelf DDoS bots. Mac fags have more computer skills and creativity.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 29, 2012 02:38 AM (DiqH3)

48 Mittens' weaknesses (and they are legend) will not matter in the general, as it is just Barky against America, but if it were any sort of normal election Mittens' would be dismembered in the general, especially given the way he's fought the primary.
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Mutt will lose close States in the South like NC and VA as a small percentage of conservatives stay home.  Sanatarium will lose close States in the North that favor liberals.

Thus neither of these candidates are electable. But my MAJOR concern is the depression of turnout of the Republican base, who has NEVER liked Mutt.

If that happens, not only will we not win the Senate, we will lose ground there and in the House. We could even be back to Dems owning everything again.

In short, it is McShitty and 2008 all over again. And if that happens it will be the end of the Republican Party. 

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:39 AM (YdQQY)

49 Thanks BB

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:40 AM (YdQQY)

50 Thanks for the news Vic. Prayers to you and your wife. Just face it, we are screwed with Mittens. The biggest thing I see is his love for Obamacare since it is patterned after his Romneycare. Even if we win the Senate, get a repeal through both houses, Mitts would just veto it. That is why I think we are in for four more years of His Stinkiness.

Posted by: San Antonio Rose at February 29, 2012 02:42 AM (yLfyz)

51 46 - I do agree that it was/is a smart strategy. Some people around here would like you to believe he's not been doing exactly what he is doing though. And there appears to be some outrage (not necessarily from you, I can't remember who said what all the time) over the fact that Santorum is not a True Conservative, and yet he's being supported by such self-identified people. Is that really such a mystery? Is the "lesser of two evils" not a time-worn, well understood concept? Again, I think that's been one of the smarter aspects of Mitt's strategy. He's not loved by a large portion of his supporters, but they see him as the least bad choice. Votes are votes, when all is said and done. Sincerely and enthusiastic votes count just the same as hold-your-nose and pull the lever votes.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 29, 2012 02:44 AM (Gc/Qi)

52 Looks like Michelle is really into protecting the troops.   Now the Army has bacon guidelines.

http://tinyurl.com/7ymsded

Pretty soon, the diet will be halal, just to be sure!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 29, 2012 02:44 AM (i3+c5)

53 In short, it is McShitty and 2008 all over again. And if that happens it will be the end of the Republican Party.

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 07:39 AM (YdQQY)



It is the end of the GOP.  I think they sealed that deal after they nailed the base in the squeakhole right after the 2010 elections and spent 2011 beating the base senseless as they colluded with and surrendered to the Indonesian Imbecile and his lunatic junta.  2012 is just one last go-round, but right after that I doubt many will stay with the GOP as America's fate will be pretty much known - whether Barky wins or loses - and there will no longer be any reason, at all, to be connected to the GOP.  Come 2013, it's either third party time or second country, depending on whether America is is barely saved by voting in the GOP turd or declared officially dead with a re-election of the ineligible America-hating retard.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 02:46 AM (X3lox)

54 Good luck, Vic. You should've left hours ago, though, taking your wife in a wheelbarrow for exercise. Good for the heart and lowers cholesterol, y'know.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 29, 2012 02:46 AM (7+pP9)

55 #48 Yep, I agree Vic. BUT - that is why we have to get our neighbors out and voting for the conservative local candidates. If we change government from the bottom up, we will stand a chance over a long time. Just think, that is what the libtards did. So why can"t we? We have a change it now mentality, which we need given the urgency of our situation, but I am in it for the long haul. Of course I am so damn mad about changing Durango Street to Ceasar Chavez avenue I might never calm down.

Posted by: San Antonio Rose at February 29, 2012 02:46 AM (yLfyz)

56 Guys, now that it's obviously going to be Romney - because the voters correctly concluded he was the strongest candidate, not because "the establishment" somehow "forced" anything on anybody - it's time to stop attacking OUR side and get focused on Obama. No more "true" conservative BS. We all KNOW who the True Socialist is.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 29, 2012 02:47 AM (niZvt)

57 56 - I don't see how it's any more obvious today than it was in December. I wasn't ready to get in line then, no reason I should now. Don't worry though, when the time comes, I'll get in line. After I let everyone else go before me. It's the polite thing to do.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 29, 2012 02:52 AM (Gc/Qi)

58 Well folks time to go for my bi-weekly dose of poison. I will be back some time this afternoon. Thanks again for all the prayers.

As for our wonderful candidates, I will quote Chief Dan George in Josey Wales; "We must endeavor to persevere".

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 02:54 AM (YdQQY)

59 now that it's obviously going to be Romney

Super Tuesday is March 6th, we shall see what we shall see.

And I think I can still vote for Perry a week later in Alabama.

Posted by: toby928 at February 29, 2012 02:55 AM (GTbGH)

60 We must endeavor to persevere".

Posted by: Vic at February 29, 2012 07:54 AM (YdQQY)

 

And then declare war

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 29, 2012 02:59 AM (mFxQX)

61
Poor baby:

Mechanicsburg District Judge Mark Martin and his staff temporarily relocated to the Cumberland County Courthouse in Carlisle today due to threats his office has received and public criticism of his ruling in the "Zombie Muhammad" case. The county courthouse will make it easier to provide extra security.

For security reasons, Martin did not want to say how long he will be in the county courthouse, but noted his staff will be understanding to those impacted by the change. He said his office received more than 200 phone calls and emails from being criticizing his December ruling.

In addition, some online posts suggested he should be executed, Martin said.

http://tinyurl.com/7e3yrug

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 29, 2012 03:00 AM (7+pP9)

62 Vic, the best to you and your wife--continue to hang in there--your efforts here are much appreciated!

I think many here have finally seen through the mask worn by the "conservative republican" party for many years.  The party establishment has helped immensely in this by screwing any nascent conservative movement whatsoever, even after it was clear that the 2010 gains were due solely to the TEA Party.  The problem is that I do not see how a viable third party can be constructed, given the funding and national organization required to field candidates.  Passion only gets you so far, but dollars and negative ads get you to home base it seems.


The very real possibility of four more years of an unconstrained anti-American, pro-muslim, corrupt, criminal, socialist, and extra-Constitutional administration scares the heck out of me, but that possibility is exactly what the RINO establishment has given us.


The only positive that I can see here, is that like drilling now, even though nothing will happen for ten years, we need to continue education and fielding Consitutionally based candidates for every level of office with the (faint) hope that we can eventually reclaim the country.  

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 29, 2012 03:02 AM (i3+c5)

63 Quote from Romney's speech last night:

He is unresponsive to the will of our people. In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election. If there is one thing we cannot afford, it is four years of Barack Obama with nothing to answer to.

Concentrate on that, folks. 

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 29, 2012 03:02 AM (GoIUi)

64 In all seriousness; all leap year means is my employer gets an extra day work but I don't get extra pay. This "salaried-regular employee" thing is for the birds.
Posted by: HeatherRadish
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So.. then you're saying you should only be paid for 29 days this month?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 29, 2012 03:03 AM (UTq/I)

65

Ha!

 

 

Fuck you, Judge Martin!  Worried someone is going to cut your head off? I thought you admired that shit. Please impeach this traitorous fucking scum.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 29, 2012 03:04 AM (DiqH3)

66 Vic - prayers for you and your wife.  and thanks for the news!

I said this last night in the ONT, and I am serious about it.

If the SCOAMF agrees to prosecute those soldiers for burning Korans, we need to start a movement to occupy the White House.. a one day march of a couple million voices.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 29, 2012 03:06 AM (UTq/I)

67 In addition, some online posts suggested he should be executed, Martin said.

http://tinyurl.com/7e3yrug

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 29, 2012 08:00 AM (7+pP9)

Not executed.  Just dropped off naked in the middle of Somalia.  After that, he can do whatever he wants.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 03:08 AM (X3lox)

68 It's disingenuous. It's what we used to call "cheating". The primary is not for dems to have any vote in, at all. NONE.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 07:30 AM (X3lox)



You'd think that the geniuses at the RNC would address this instead of hiring and firing Michael Steele like a couple senile fucking codgers at Duke and Duke in "Trading Places".  This has been a known problem for over four years yet the cocksuckers who know better than we do about what is right for us haven't done a fucking thing about it.  At some point those shitstains have to take some responsibility for what they do and don't do.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 29, 2012 03:12 AM (mpxAj)

69 You and the missus hang tough, Vic. We're praying for y'all.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 29, 2012 07:31 AM (DiqH3)

 

What he said.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 29, 2012 03:15 AM (O/onO)

70 How to hold a closed primary:

1. Require everyone to register as rep, dem, or indy.

2. For primary voting,  you must be on record as registered for party 6 months before primary.

Voila!

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 29, 2012 03:15 AM (GoIUi)

71 It is pretty stupid to let the opposing party vote in your party primary to help choose who is going to run against their guy (or gal).  It's beyond stupid.  It's.... stupid-stupid.

Posted by: Case at February 29, 2012 03:19 AM (GxTMf)

72 They also forgot to take into account how many idiots think that having a back-up camera will allow them to drive in reverse as if they were going forward. My group has estimated that we will see an added 405.6 annual deaths due to fools thinking the back-up cameras are there for driving in reverse at high speeds.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 07:14 AM (X3lox)

 

They also forget to take into account the number of stupid idiots that think running to squeeze between a backing up car and another to "get by" is a good idea. I CANNOT tell you the number of times that I have had to stop backing up, particularly in a pre-school or school parking lot when some idiot mother or more often some idiot nanny thinks, child or chidren in tow and sometimes a stroller, squeezes between my bumper and the other side of the aisle. If the backer up doesn't see you stupid you get squashed. I bet 99% of the backing up deaths are because of this. Cameras won't help because these TWITS run to get between the cars.

Pet peeve.

Posted by: dagny at February 29, 2012 03:20 AM (u50z0)

73 I bet 99% of the backing up deaths are because of this. Cameras won't help because these TWITS run to get between the cars.
Pet peeve.

Posted by: dagny at February 29, 2012 08:20 AM (u50z0)




Don't worry.  A side camera mandate and required HUD will be coming online in 2016.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 03:23 AM (X3lox)

74 Don't worry. A side camera mandate and required HUD will be coming online in 2016.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 08:23 AM (X3lox)


Plus external airbags in 2020!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 29, 2012 03:26 AM (i3+c5)

75 I want exterior speakers and a universal translator.

Posted by: dagny at February 29, 2012 03:31 AM (u50z0)

76 The really stupid thing about mandates like the backup camera requirement is that it tries to do what the free market already delivers quite efficiently. Backup cameras and displays are useful, especially in vehicle with very limited visibility of their rear area.

Great. A real innovation. We would have had this fifty years ago if cheap electronics made it possible then. We don't need a coercive law. We just needed companies competing with increased feature sets on their products.

Posted by: epobirs at February 29, 2012 03:39 AM (kcfmt)

77 THANK YOU, TRUMAN NORTH, for linking the story in the sidebar that the obviously-fabricated "1% tip from greedhead banker" story of a few days ago was, uhhh... A FABRICATION. Here's the best part: "In fact, a spokesperson for True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach told TSG that the eatery was able to locate the actual “merchant copy” of the February 16 credit card receipt and it reveals that the online version has been Photoshopped. In response to e-mailed questions, spokesperson Jami Reagan reported that the original receipt does not contain the notation “Get A Real Job.” Nor does it have an arrow pointing to those words from the “Tip” line. The amount on the actual receipt is $33.54, Reagan said, not $133.54 as seen on the altered receipt. And while the tip on the online receipt claims that the server was left $1.33 (or one percent of the bill), the actual tip was $7 on the $33.54 tab." In other words, the bad old rich d-bag left a tip of... 21%. And OF COURSE didn't write any note. How stupid do you have to be to believe this sh!t??!! And the blog that produced it has disappeared. These people are out-and-out Red-Bolshevik-trash provocateurs, incl every single D-Rat spokesSchultz.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 29, 2012 03:41 AM (hRH92)

78 Oh, and gmorning, Vic, I apologized to you yesterday kinda late in the AM on the thread, don't know if you caught it.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 29, 2012 03:45 AM (hRH92)

79 Obama: Kill Owls to Save Owls and Create Jobs!

Washington Post

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 29, 2012 03:47 AM (lpWVn)

80 Corrupt AG Holder generates a fake mad when asked about Fast and Furious. When are we going to impeach this SOB and prosecute him? Then he can generate a real mad and rat out his boss. ---------- My kingdom for a GOP Father Drinan...

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 29, 2012 03:49 AM (hRH92)

81 I wouldn't worry about the Dems saying they can take back the House--unless there are numbers to support what they're saying. They're trying to demoralize us--don't fall for it.

Posted by: Burke at February 29, 2012 03:54 AM (9N3G1)

82 Word, Ody. That story was picked up by Yahoo and all kinds of Probama butt-boy media outlets.  It made me say "hmmm" at the time... and it turned out to be fake.  No surprise, except that the fake was uncovered.

Posted by: Truman North at February 29, 2012 03:55 AM (I2LwF)

83 Salt Lake Tribune: Snowe and Hatch

“Does it affect our race? No, not really. But you always hate to see a Republican senator retiring. That’s too bad she is leaving.” [Hatch campaign response to O.Snowe Senate retirement. As if a new Republican won't win her seat. ]

[Green card low wage imported work force] The Hatch campaign manager thinks Republicans should support Hatch at the state convention because he has served the state well during the past 36 years and he has a chance to chair the Finance Committee if Republicans take control of the Senate. [Bring home the bacon!] 

Utah GOP rival Dan Liljenquist noted that with Snowe’s retirement, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo would be next in line in the Finance Committee if Hatch is ousted. Crapo is one of the Senate’s most conservative members, according to the recent National Journal ratings.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 29, 2012 03:58 AM (lpWVn)

84

Two things on Snowe's retirement:

1) It happened suddenly.  Why?

2) Even though Maine is pretty blue, they went hard right in the 2010 race statewide.  No question, it's in play.  If anything, Snowe's main challenger may have been a primary challenger from the right.

Posted by: Truman North at February 29, 2012 04:03 AM (I2LwF)

85 My kingdom for a GOP Father Drinan...

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 29, 2012 08:49 AM (hRH92)



Hear hear.  Btw I noticed in that Stedman clip that the chinless scrotum is getting pretty thin hairwise up top.  I'm thinking he's not sleeping too well at night.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 29, 2012 04:08 AM (mpxAj)

86 Sen.Hatch, Senate Finance Committee, Federal Reserve

By Tara Steele, AGBeat.com
1/13/12

Letter to Bernanke, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, harshly criticized a lengthy white paper Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke unexpectedly submitted to Congress last week.

Hatch responded to the white paper by warning that the Federal Reserve Board was treading “too far into fiscal policy advice and advocacy” and noted that the central bank risked “being perceived as advocacy for particular policy options.”


Posted by: panzernashorn at February 29, 2012 04:09 AM (lpWVn)

87 Huntsman campaign still deeply in debt, owes $5 million

Carrying the water for Obama and China's Manchurian candidate, not to mention carrying 0% of the Republican support.... why the fuck was he even running?

Posted by: befuddled at February 29, 2012 04:15 AM (xJU23)

88 Sen. Hatch Calls Out Bernanke for Getting Too Deep Into U.S. Fiscal and Housing Matters

The Honorable Ben Bernanke, Chairman
Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System
Washington, D.C. 20551

Dear Mr. Chairman:

...

Because many of those Fed activities involved government intervention into private markets and government assumption of private risks on behalf of taxpayers, I believe they constituted bailouts and fiscal policy actions, independent of whether the Fed ends up making money or losing money. The Fed is not a hedge fund, and profit and loss on its extraordinary asset purchases are not the appropriate metric by which to judge the efficacy of those actions. Many Fed actions led to increased moral hazard, which will unfortunately persist.

The Fed’s recent “Operation Twist,” intended to alter interest rates across the yield curve by altering relative supplies of and demands for short- and long-term Treasury securities is something that the Treasury itself could conduct acting as a fiscal agent of Congress. And the Fed’s recent extension and expansion of its U.S. dollar liquidity swap arrangements with foreign central banks arguably constitute fiscal policy actions (indeed, a dissenting vote against such actions on the grounds that they amount to fiscal policy is noted in the minutes of the December 13, 2011 Federal Open Market Committee meeting).

...

The Fed often blurred the distinction between monetary policy and fiscal policy during the financial crisis, and it is time to move back toward a clearer distinction between the two. Public dissemination of your staff’s recent housing white paper is a move in the wrong direction.

Sincerely,

ORRIN G. HATCH

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 29, 2012 04:17 AM (lpWVn)

89 He is unresponsive to the will of our people. In a second term, he
would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election. If there is one
thing we cannot afford, it is four years of Barack Obama with nothing
to answer to.

Concentrate on that, folks.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 29, 2012 08:02 AM (GoIUi)



As sub-optimal as I think all of these candidates are, this is what people need to remember in November. Any Republican has got to be better than Barry and his commie agenda

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 29, 2012 04:18 AM (1Jaio)

90 "Public dissemination of your staff’s recent housing white paper is a move in the wrong direction. " Man, that Orrin Hatch is all courage!! Way go out on a limb, Orrin!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 29, 2012 04:29 AM (hRH92)

91 Obama: I want a trillion more dollars to spread among my fat cat campaign contributors.

Boehner: Can you wait until after the weekend?

I'm not seeing a downside to Democrats gaining control of the house.

Posted by: befuddled at February 29, 2012 04:30 AM (xJU23)

92 Posted by: epobirs at February 29, 2012 08:39 AM (kcfmt)


If Barky and his lunatics had been in charge in the late 19th century, as commercial electricity came around, they'd have certainly mandated DC power distribution for the nation and every single house everywhere (with AC being illegal because of dangerous radiation emanating from the electrical oscillations; the science was settled) and US industrial advancement would have been stopped dead in its tracks - with a major power station (federal government approved!) required on every block and power companies required to build power stations in the poor "power deserts" in the rural areas ... for the kids.

Posted by: really ... at February 29, 2012 04:33 AM (X3lox)

93 >>Man, that Orrin Hatch is all courage!! Way go out on a limb, Orrin!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at February 29, 2012 09:29 AM (hRH92)


Any Republican (let alone a supposed Conservative one) that could claim to be a close friend of Teddyquiddick knowing what he HAD to know about him, is classic evidence of the corrupting influence of that exclusive Senate club, DC in general and the necessity of term limits.

  

Posted by: ontherocks at February 29, 2012 04:47 AM (ZJCDy)

94 I wouldn't mind closed primaries across the board. Only problem is Indie's won't have much of anyone to vote for. Actually, that may not be such a bad thing. It either forces them to choose or they sit it out. Or we do a Dem/Pub/Everyone else method and all the extra parties and Indies can primary together.

Posted by: DangerGirl at February 29, 2012 04:51 AM (bKHXb)

95 How come Leap Day is not a big time partying holiday?

Posted by: Avi at February 29, 2012 05:06 AM (Gx3Fe)

96

Hatch at the state convention because he has served the state well during the past 36 years

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

We don't need people to "serve" for 36 years.

Good grief.

Posted by: Jay at February 29, 2012 05:12 AM (3LaGb)

97 >>If anything, Snowe's main challenger may have been a primary challenger from the right.

Who hasn't filed yet with two weeks to go?

I don't know anything about Maine, but in other states that's kinda weird.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at February 29, 2012 05:20 AM (/kI1Q)

98 Backup cameras are cheap = 52$. 

http:// astore.amazon.com /aoshq-20 /detail/ B0037WNONS

Less than re-painting the bumper cover.  And I realize it's another !@#$%^& regulation.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2012 05:29 AM (6O45Q)

99 If the SCOAMF agrees to prosecute those soldiers for burning Korans, we need to start a movement to occupy the White House.. a one day march of a couple million voices.
-------------
Insty has a link to Blackfive that will piss off lots of morons. Army chaplains can no longer give Korans to Christian soldiers:

http://tinyurl.com/7htx3zo

L
ink goes to Blackfive.

Posted by: Retread at February 29, 2012 05:34 AM (joSBv)

100 Anyone watch Tosh.0 last night? He made a joke about Obammy's daughters. A mile one but it is the first time I've seen anyone go after the sacred calves.

Posted by: mike at February 29, 2012 05:45 AM (jHJ1n)

101 Good choice for those Anonymous douchebags to remain anonymous. That'll save us effort to identify their remains in those unmarked graves  after  they fuck with the wrong peoples' computers.

Posted by: Roy at February 29, 2012 06:16 AM (VndSC)

102 http://tinyurl.com/7ksed97

Korans now more secure than bullets. Only in Amerika.

Posted by: sTevo at February 29, 2012 06:43 AM (xTDNn)

103 Retread,
As usual, I post first and work my way up.
Didn't get very far before seeing the same secure koran link.

Posted by: sTevo at February 29, 2012 06:46 AM (xTDNn)

104

Q:  Is it halal for the boots of infidels to sully the sacred moon?

A:  Yes.  Now you see where this muslim outreach business is going.

One of these days, allah...Bang! Zoom! straight to the moon!

Posted by: 66chevelle at February 29, 2012 07:43 AM (QjSgY)

105

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 29, 2012 09:18 AM (1Jaio)

And we won't have to see President Dole's beard on any more magazine covers ever again...at least until she buys herself a Senate seat.

Posted by: 66chevelle at February 29, 2012 08:01 AM (QjSgY)

106 For perspective on the Hatch campaign strategy, this came in the mail yesterday:

http://tinyurl.com/6qm42t9

Posted by: JonathanEllis at February 29, 2012 08:55 AM (BdzEV)

107 "We don't need people to 'serve' for 36 years."

I wouldn't be surprised if he's, shall we say, somewhat "compromised"...


Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at February 29, 2012 09:00 AM (1rHeD)

108 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 11:38 AM (7W3wI)

109

Hm.  This looks funny, but it is MSNBC.  "...when the White House released its 2013 budget request earlier this month. NASA's overall budget would drop less than 1 percent, to $17.71 billion, but planetary science would see a 21 percent reduction, with Mars exploration hit even harder. After taking a 40 percent hit in 2013, the Mars budget would continue its steep decline, bottoming out in 2015 at $188 billion — about one-third its current level."

$188 billion?  If that's 1/3 current level, then NASA is struggling by on $564 billion a year for Mars now?  Even Wikipedia says NASA's 2011 budget is only $18.44 billion a year.   Good thing they have all those layers of fact checkers at the major news outlets or somebody could make a metric to standards unit conversion error.....

 

Posted by: Georg Felis at March 01, 2012 05:45 AM (eG/MC)

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