August 31, 2010

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— Gabriel Malor

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Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 04:22 AM | Comments (83)
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1 Slow morning.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 31, 2010 04:23 AM (7+pP9)

2 November can't get here soon enough.

Posted by: clonefan at August 31, 2010 04:25 AM (17uwu)

3 Crackers!

Posted by: Rick Sanchez at August 31, 2010 04:26 AM (MMC8r)

4 Is it November  yet?

Posted by: EC at August 31, 2010 04:26 AM (mAhn3)

5 There should be a rule that Senate and House bills be no more than 25 pages in length and that congressmen and senators must pass a test on the content of said bills before they are allowed to vote on it.  The same goes for the precedent.

Posted by: TexBob at August 31, 2010 04:26 AM (7cXE7)

6 Slow now, but when Obama gives his speech detailing how he singlehandedly smited the evil Saracens we'll have plenty to talk about.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2010 04:26 AM (hV/FZ)


per drudge, 19 soldiers killed in the past 3 days in afghanistan.

Posted by: Ben at August 31, 2010 04:27 AM (wuv1c)

8 So let's see. People drive them to work, and then read for them? Damn!

Posted by: HH at August 31, 2010 04:27 AM (6oDXl)

9 Hurricane coming!!

Posted by: Kemp at August 31, 2010 04:27 AM (AQxTm)

10 Baucus is just too damned drunk all the time to be able to read anything

Posted by: beedubya at August 31, 2010 04:28 AM (AnTyA)

Posted by: Justin Camp at August 31, 2010 04:31 AM (nF4Jh)


America Held Hostage:  Day 589

uhh 871 days to go, with the potential for it to be a total of 2,331 if he wins again in 2012

Posted by: Ben at August 31, 2010 04:33 AM (wuv1c)

13 Think Zero will mention that he inherited a victory in Iraq from his predecessor the last guy?

Posted by: real joe at August 31, 2010 04:33 AM (w7Lv+)

14 Bush I did it.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 31, 2010 04:35 AM (F5Uas)

15 We have top men working on it.  Top.  Men.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at August 31, 2010 04:35 AM (QQ9sc)


I work with a total Obama zombie. If Barry murdered this guy's wife he'd still love Barry. He's also a huge St. Cardinals fan. It has been pure joy to send him articles and video of Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols at the Beck rally. He's just baffled as to why they would go to something like that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 31, 2010 04:36 AM (1Jaio)

17 "IMF Eliminates Borrowing Cap On Rescue Facility In Anticipation Of Europe Crisis 2.0; US Prepares To Print Fresh Trillions In "Rescue" Linen""Lastly, for those lazy readers who always scroll to the very bottom looking for a video clip summarizing all previously said, you are in luck. Here is the IMF's Reza Moghadam condescending, and blatantly lying to all who care, as to what the purpose of tonight's "Crisis Prevention Toolkit" expansion is."

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 04:37 AM (p302b)

Here I go, again!

Posted by: Dow Jones at August 31, 2010 04:41 AM (WHRS/)

19 Hey! come on! Nobody expects a lawmaker to understand "statutory language"!

Posted by: jwpaine at August 31, 2010 04:41 AM (g4J4S)

20 Bristol Palin will be a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.  WTF.  The only thing more disappointing is Kurt Warner is going to be on it also.

I hear Ashley Biden is going to be on Snorting Anything White.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at August 31, 2010 04:41 AM (FkKjr)

21 Malia is a lobbyist for the (Tamil) Tigers?

Posted by: garrett at August 31, 2010 04:41 AM (htmXD)


Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose more than forecast in June from a year earlier, reflecting the influence of a government tax incentive and a sign the market was stabilizing before sales plunged in July.


So if that was a sign of a stabilizing market why did it plunge when the tax incentive went away? The stupidity of the people at bloomberg is astounding

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 31, 2010 04:42 AM (1Jaio)

23 That'd be like asking a doctor to understand "biology." Get real, wingers!

Posted by: jwpaine at August 31, 2010 04:42 AM (g4J4S)

24 Think we can get 'statutory language' slipped into a megabill that gets DC turned into a giant mental asylum, and all those in it permanently committed?

Posted by: DarkLordOfTheIntarWebs at August 31, 2010 04:44 AM (IkEhE)

25 The details in the bill are not important to Max ... he leaves that up to the Soros clan.  The important thing is he has moved us toward government control of health care.  And that's a BFD ...

Posted by: bill at August 31, 2010 04:45 AM (9AIt+)

26 Is it me?  this is too too funny:  "Waldo spotted: secondary accounts of Zhou's whereabouts come streaming in as a panicked China can not put enough pictures of him on the PBoC site, Japan can not confirm his existance loudly enough (Bloomberg), Stratfor now reports defection has been refuted (Stratfor), and Washington Post confirms no sightings of Zhou in downtown D.C. (WaPo)"

they put an amber alert out for him and everyone responded..

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 04:46 AM (p302b)


Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 09:37 AM (p302b)

Ok, so if I'm in debt way over my head, the challange of the banks is how to lend me more money. And maybe make me more responsible. Maybe.

That about sum it up?

Posted by: HH at August 31, 2010 04:46 AM (6oDXl)

Posted by: Waterhouse at August 31, 2010 04:46 AM (poAzP)

29 It appears this morning that the MFM has it eyes on Earle. They are publishing scare stories for NC and the outer banks. One winders why?

Could it be because they haven't hit a single one of their AGW hurricane predictions yet?

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2010 04:47 AM (/jbAw)

30 Posted by: HH at August 31, 2010 09:46 AM (6oDXl)

on this relationship "it's complicated"....

the zero hedge commenters are as good as here...well worth reading...

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 04:49 AM (p302b)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at August 31, 2010 04:49 AM (1+AMA)

32 I think being a politician ought to be like Jury Duty - drawn by lottery from the phone book or driver's license rolls, serve a term and out again, and anyone who actually wants the job should be statutorily prohibited from holding it.

The reason they were getting paid in the first place was to offset the losses they suffered through their business/farm/occupation being left unattended while those elected slogged through the unpleasant tasks of having to leave friends and family far behind.

Posted by: Drumwaster at August 31, 2010 04:50 AM (dWFSK)

33 Just so everyone doesn't think the problem of that dumbass' quote is a new development......

From Federalist Papers, #62 (A. Hamilton, J. Madison), "... It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood;..."

Posted by: Voice at August 31, 2010 04:51 AM (EFwxe)

34 Posted by: Waterhouse at August 31, 2010 09:46 AM (poAzP)

zero hedge and gordon chang were talking about this last night....
there is more to it

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 04:52 AM (p302b)

35 We NEVER said that global warming causes big hurricanes, wingnuts.

Posted by: Climatologist at August 31, 2010 04:52 AM (F5Uas)

36 5 Slow now, but when Obama gives his speech detailing how he singlehandedly smited the evil Saracens we'll have plenty to talk about.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2010 09:26 AM (hV/FZ)

Smited?  He'd be fighting WITH the Saracens, more likely.

Posted by: nickless at August 31, 2010 04:52 AM (MMC8r)

37 We hire experts to explain things to Max?  Then let's elect experts and cut out the middle man.

Posted by: elliot m at August 31, 2010 04:54 AM (pDWjd)

38 "Oh, & the piece says Obumbles will speak to GWB before the speech, since even the AP can't help but admit the surge worked. Wonder what Sir Golfs-A-Lot will tell Bush 43.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at August 31, 2010 04:04 AM (Yq+qN)"

She posted this on the ONT last night.  anyone care to say what he'll say to GWB?

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 04:56 AM (p302b)

39 Obamas "dish" on daughters.  They do, however, have plenty of time to read books on America's embarrassing, flawed past and get extra ice cream for time spent on the subject of race inequality.

_They are not allowed to watch TV during the week, and weekend viewing is limited.

_The girls can only use the computer during the week if they need to for school assignments.  (from Drudge link)

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 31, 2010 04:57 AM (M6enm)

40 "Could it be because they haven't hit a single one of their AGW hurricane predictions yet? " Yet again this spring, like every spring since Katrina, my local AGW-believer friend spent hours trying to tell me how we were gonna get slammed by hurricanes because of the manbearpig blah, blah, blah. We're in NC, so if one drop of rain falls or a single tree branch trembles, he'll call it vindication. I'll remind him that it's proof that he's no more scientifically sophisticated than a turnip and then we'll move on.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 31, 2010 05:00 AM (hV/FZ)

Posted by: HeatherRadish at August 31, 2010 05:01 AM (1+AMA)


the zero hedge commenters are as good as here...well worth reading...

Oh, some of those comments are great! Wouldn't mind at all having some of them comment over here. They would fit right in....

Posted by: HH at August 31, 2010 05:03 AM (6oDXl)

43 Sarah Palin to headline Sept. 17 Iowa GOP fundraiser

Fifty eight percent of Iowa Republican primary voters said in June they had a favorable opinion of Palin, according to The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at August 31, 2010 05:03 AM (1+AMA)

44 A team of Nobel Prize winning scientists in Norway have conducted a battery of tests and determined that as of August 31 2010 Obama still sucks cock.

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 31, 2010 05:06 AM (lsJMg)

45 If I was GW I would have Laura tell Obumbles I was on the toilet with some bad Bar-BQ Pork.

Posted by: steevy at August 31, 2010 05:07 AM (rbUel)

46 Baucus' "time" comment reminds me a joke my late father used to tell: A salesman is traveling from city to city. He drives by a farm and spots a farmer holding a giant pig in his arms slowing feeding the pig apples from a tree. He watches for some time, amazed the farmer moves from slowly apple to apple, lifting the heavy pig in his arms. He cannot fathom why the farmer is wasting so much time while on the ground are dozens of apples the pig would gladly eat without the any effort effort from the farmer. Finally, he must know waht's going on and drives up: "Hey. I've been watching you for a long time and really, the way you're feeding your pig apples, when there's apples all over the ground, I mean, come on, doesn't it waste a bunch of time?" The farmer turns, holding the pig in his arm and says: "Sure, you might be right stranger, but what's time to a pig?"

Posted by: FreakyBoy at August 31, 2010 05:08 AM (uKraB)


I've got one for you.

The Fox Theatre in Atlanta is the last of the city's movie palaces standing.  The Paramount where Oliver Hardy & DeForest Kelley both worked had been razed in 1960.  Loew's Grand, where Gone With The Wind premiered, was mysteriously burned to the ground in 1978 during a preservation dispute. 

So Joe Patten, the now 83 year old man, spearheaded the committee to save the Fox from a similar fate back in 1974.  He reconditioned the pipe organ for free in addition to being the theatre's techincal director for many years.  After the Fox received historical status, he was granted an apartment inside the theatre rent free for the rest of his life.  He has been living there quietly under the conditions of his lease signed back in 1979.

Anyway, now that he's elderly, the theatre's board of directors want him gone.  Yesterday, they kicked both him & his attorney out of the meeting to revoke his lease.

You can read the story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution here:

You can also contact the Fox Theatre directly here to make your opinions known.

I'm sure they'd love to hear from you. 



Posted by: lace whig at August 31, 2010 05:11 AM (+OP3J)

48 Earl is interesting. There is not a lot of water vapor along the atlantic coast, so I think he will weaken or get pulled east, but he is not moving very fast and its possible that Danielle sucked up vapor from the coast when she passed through and the levels will recover before Earl gets to NC.

Posted by: Palerider at August 31, 2010 05:11 AM (vL0Nv)

49 The new AGW scam since the high temps are now reaching record lows; the low temps are reaching record highs:

Hottest summer ever for Columbia

In the hottest summer in Columbia history, not a single daily maximum temperature was broken.

The low temperatures were higher than normal. The records for highest minimum daily temperature were broken or tied for 10 days this summer at Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

You can't make this shit up people. Though they admit the high is due to high humidity.

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2010 05:11 AM (/jbAw)

50 sometimes the comments are comedy gold

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 05:16 AM (p302b)

51 Posted by: toby928 at August 31, 2010 10:00 AM (S5YRY)

daddy, why don't people like aunt bernadine and uncle bill?

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 05:20 AM (p302b)


From Vics' link...

The experts say many statistics still need to be crunched to come up with an answer.They also agree it’s too early — and the Columbia data is too specific to Columbia — to chalk up this summer as further proof of climate change.

Wow, and how much do they pay this journalist?

Posted by: HH at August 31, 2010 05:21 AM (6oDXl)


Posted by: lace whig at August 31, 2010 10:11 AM (+OP3J)

Was there for the first time a month ago - saw Caddyshack, and that place is amazing. 

There is a petetion floating around downtown somewhere, I'll have to get back down there and fill it out.

Posted by: ATaLien at August 31, 2010 05:21 AM (SkRi5)

54 I'm baaack!  16 bucks to the good

Posted by: Y-not is back from Vegas, Baby! at August 31, 2010 05:23 AM (osFsP)

55 The spokeshole for the State Department is being interviewed on Fucks News right now. He is defending inclusion of the Arizona immigration law on a list of "human right violations" submitted by State to the UN.

This guy, and every other striped-pants Osama Obama/Hitlery Clinton toady in State should be fired immediately.

In fact, the State Department should be shut down. It's a branch of government that has a long and sordid history of playing up to enemies so the world's namby-pamby "diplomats" can sit sipping tea and nibbling cookies at taxpayer expense while the world burns around them. These people makes the drug-addled peackeniks of the 1960s sound like sensible, patriotic Americans.

I have always despised the games State plays, but under the Traitor-in-Chief they have achieved new lows. They finally have a "leader" who hates America as much as they do.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 31, 2010 05:26 AM (Ulu3i)

56 Latest on the AK primary mess

AK election officials say that Miller claim of Murk observer accessing the election database is not true. They say he tried but was not allowed.

The Alaska Division of Elections said there was no evidence to support the Miller campaign's claim that a Murkowski ballot observer accessed the state's computerized election management system. Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees Alaska elections, said there was no security breach but that he would keep looking into the matter because the "actions of the observer are a little frustrating." He said the observer broke the rules by texting in the ballot room and tried to bring in a bag.

Elections officials said Roman did request access to the computer with the state's voter registration system but was not allowed.

They do say that he did violate a bunch of the rules. This article is worth a read people.

Meanwhile the Miller people still say he did access the voter records computer and they have a witness. So someone IS lying.

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2010 05:28 AM (/jbAw)

57 can someone please explain how an organization that bush gave little credence to is suddenly so important that the US would give them a report on human rights violations?  isn't the us above stuff like this?

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 05:33 AM (p302b)

58 anyone care to say what he'll say to GWB?
Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 09:56 AM

It doesn't matter. Dubya will keep his mouth shut publicly because, like McCain, he's an old-school pol who is not used to facing opposition that crosses the line from disagreement to treason.

I'm guessing Osama Obama will ask Dubya to appear in a video with him supporting the GZ mosque. Dubya will do it.

Despite a brief appearance of strength after 9/11, Dubya is still a wimp, just like Daddy Bush. He means well, and always did, but comes up short when decisive, direct action is necessary.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 31, 2010 05:34 AM (Ulu3i)

59 Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2010 10:28 AM (/jbAw)

miller was on greta last night.  but, i didn't have the sound on cause i was on a conference call so don't know what he said...but he sure is a hottie...

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 05:35 AM (p302b)

60 Posted by: lace whig at August 31, 2010 10:11 AM

This was posted on the Atalanta Fox's Facebook page last night....

Atlanta Landmarks Inc has offered Joe a new occupancy agreement to remain in his apartment. The full board has authorized the Executive Committee to negotiate a new occupancy agreement. The Fox's generosity is consistent in this agreement & he will continue to be able to live at the Fox rent free and the Fox will continue to pay the majority of his utilities. Joe is allowed to live here as long as he is able.Smart move by the theater management!

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 31, 2010 05:41 AM (Ulu3i)

61 #70 above....

Pixy screwed me up again and left off my 'graf break. The last sentence was mine, not from the Fox Theatre page....

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 31, 2010 05:42 AM (Ulu3i)

62 Out for a while folks. Back later

Posted by: Vic at August 31, 2010 05:58 AM (/jbAw)

63 It's not rape rape, it's just statutory rape.

Posted by: Max Whoopi Baucusberg at August 31, 2010 06:07 AM (3phFo)

64 Washington Post confirms no sightings of Zhou in downtown D.C.
Have they checked Barney Frank's place, yet? After all, they both got screwed in the Fannie Mae office.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 31, 2010 06:10 AM (3phFo)


Send Hurricane Earl to DC!   One more giant windbag there wouldn't hurt anything...

That town needs more flushing than New Orleans ever did.

Posted by: Dick Cheny scrwewing witht eh weather machine just to piss off Al Gore at August 31, 2010 06:14 AM (lUV0r)

66 Posted by: MrScribbler at August 31, 2010 10:41 AM (Ulu3i)

i was so horrified by that that i sent it out on my lsitserv to my buds....i mean really, that was something even a lib/dem could get behind.  Nice to see the board came to their senses.  Yeah, they didn't really want hundreds of phone calls form all over the country.  The press picking it up.  outraged public...yeah it's better to just fix it fix it...before it got out of hand.....seems someone there has half a brain.

Posted by: curious at August 31, 2010 07:57 AM (p302b)


78 Posted by: MrScribbler at August 31, 2010 10:41 AM (Ulu3i)

Smart move by the theater management!

Not quite.  They're trying to run the guy out.  It's one thing if the guy can't take care of himself & he's too far gone for in home nursing care, but I really don't think that's the case here.  This is prime real estate, folks.  The Atlanta way is second only to the Chicago way (see the post above about Loew's Grand mysteriously being burned right after it made the National Historical Register). 

Anyway, this is the latest from Channel 46, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta

Patten's lease from 1979 stated he could live in his apartment rent free for the rest of his life until he got a letter from the board this summer, questioning his health and claiming the theater needed to expand.

During a closed door meeting Monday night the board decided Patten could continue to live at the Fox Theater but with a new lease and new conditions.

"He can live there as long as he’s able but we are not equipped to deal with 24/7 elderly care. We are a theater first and foremost,” said Fox spokeswoman Kristen Delaney.

Patten's attorney, Emmet Bondurant...added under the new lease Patten cannot have any visitors and can be kicked out any time.

“What they offered they knew would never be accepted. It's a face saving effort, well we are not really throwing him out on the street. Yeah, they are,” said Bondurant.

“It’s really upsetting,” said Patten.

During a news conference, the board said Patten can continue to live there as long as he is physically able but the theater will have the final say so on whether Patten is healthy enough to live there.


Posted by: lace whig at August 31, 2010 08:39 AM (+OP3J)

68 Ref the Borg Cube (fractal animation) did a little research looked it up in wikipedia. It's interesting. It's a new fractal equation that was only discovered a few months ago. Fractal buffs are really psyched about it. It's the first 3-d Mandelbrot equivalent. (they've found 4-d mandelbrots but those are ... hard to visualize).

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