August 28, 2013

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— andy

Look for Ace around the crack of 2pm, as he and and John E. were up until the wee hours of the morning with a pretty funny riff going on Twitter that I'd title "Syrias You Guys".




And then it really gets going ...

Posted by: andy at 01:32 AM | Comments (397)
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1 DAY 294 1,167 to go (1,240 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:33 AM (WjLUf)

2 In before teh Vic!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:34 AM (WjLUf)

3 This Twitter deal fascinates me. I will NOT sign up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:35 AM (WjLUf)

4 Andy sneaked in here early while I was taking a shower.  So let it go:

Good Morning Morons.  Today is Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  On this day in 1845 the first issue of Scientific American was published.  This magazine is still running and is the oldest magazine in the United States. Moreover, they are one of the very few magazines that printed an article that criticized the global warming hoax as unsupported by science. For which they were roundly attacked. 


Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:36 AM (zZbNF)

5 The fire near SF appears to be somewhat contained while in other areas of the Sierra Nevada it is getting worse.

http://tinyurl.com/pqe2x32

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:36 AM (zZbNF)

6 Who would have thought in 2003 that, a decade hence, we would be preparing to bomb on behalf of al-qaeda?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 01:36 AM (GT1wm)

7 The Obamanite liars are presenting their evidence that Syria launched the chemical weapons attack.  If this is all they have I would have to say that it is certainly "less than undeniable".  And besides, who in the United States gives a shit.  From yesterday it was 9%.

http://tinyurl.com/ne9sexg

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:36 AM (zZbNF)

8 Yet another teaser for Mr. Fusion

http://tinyurl.com/o4lxos3

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:36 AM (zZbNF)

9 Ft. Hood terrorist assassin rests his case in the sentencing phase.  The Judge recessed until Wed.

http://tinyurl.com/q4pz3k8

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:37 AM (zZbNF)

10 Remember all those wolves that the eco-idiots released a few years ago?  As expected, they are attacking people now.  There was a reason that the early pioneers shot them on sight and nearly eradicated them in the continental US.  I supposed if we managed to eradicate poison ivy some liberal jackass would want to bring it back.

http://tinyurl.com/o8dg8ob

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:37 AM (zZbNF)

11 How does your State rank in beer drinking?  Fox looks at this with a link to the actual State by State chart.  But like all data that is compared "per-capita" the low population States trend to rise to the top of the rankings.

http://tinyurl.com/mjkxtb3

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:37 AM (zZbNF)

12 The announcement of our target list should be the first thing on Barack's agenda this morning. If he wants to really keep our high opinion of him.

Posted by: and irresolute at August 28, 2013 01:37 AM (2qM95)

13 A newspaper finally printed the big question; "Does Obama know he is fighting on al-Qa’ida's side"?   Of course it is a Brit paper and yes he knows.

http://tinyurl.com/qyngbwr

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:37 AM (zZbNF)

14 From another Brit paper, warplanes are massing at a British base on Cyprus.  Too bad all the aircraft carriers are "sequestered" due to the shitty Boner deal.

http://tinyurl.com/m4vqv7f

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:37 AM (zZbNF)

15 Meanwhile Russia warns "there will be catastrophic consequences".  In diplo-speak that means he will respond militarily.  But Obama doesn't have anyone in his corrupt administration that understands that.   His State department representatives are riddled with AA incompetents and political cronies.

http://tinyurl.com/n9lyby6

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:38 AM (zZbNF)

16 He has lost commie lunatic Kucinich as well.

http://tinyurl.com/q69f7va

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:38 AM (zZbNF)

17 The chorus against the "Toned Arm" school lunch program is growing.

Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama.


“They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise.



http://tinyurl.com/mkebmb4

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:38 AM (zZbNF)

18 McShitty has grown weary of pushing military help for terrorists, is back on the amnesty train.  Someone send him a case of high fat pork products and a load of biscuits made from lard.

http://tinyurl.com/m4oj23u

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:39 AM (zZbNF)

19 Does anybody else think that today's Google doodle looks like Obama in the place of MLK Jr?  King's ears were flat to his head; this guy's ears stick out...

Posted by: AgathaPagatha at August 28, 2013 01:39 AM (M6+Qn)

20 The rat-faced weasel from Iran is giving her own press conferences now (via a video tape).  She is touting Obama's dumb shit.  Can anyone else remember any other Presidential advisor, much less one who did not go through confirmation, who gave a press conference?

http://tinyurl.com/mrpfev2

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:39 AM (zZbNF)

21 The Obamanite criminals carried > $100K in student loan debt until he was elected to the Senate.

http://tinyurl.com/mrpfev2

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:39 AM (zZbNF)

22 Obamanite idiots still pushing the AGW scam despite all the evidence that we are headed into an ice age.  When is the MFM going to wake up on this hoax.

http://tinyurl.com/kyp8f2y

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:39 AM (zZbNF)

23 Meanwhile Coburn reiterates that he is not on the AGW train.

http://tinyurl.com/kahzsrg

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:40 AM (zZbNF)

24 Topsy turvy world 10 years after. Except, Bush didn't lie. Say what you will about the cassus belli and all that, he went to the UN like 7 times and then the Democrats in Congress voted to declare war. This fucking incompetent asshole is going to SCOAMF the country into a war with the Chi-Coms and Russkies. Please, US military. MUTINY.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:40 AM (WjLUf)

25 Relatives of the uncivilized thugs who beat the 88 year old man to death for a few dollars continue to make stupid excuses.  How about this, when "yo mama" has babies as an income source and releases them to the street as uncivilized yoots for their education they will do shit like this.  I blame LBJ for this.

http://tinyurl.com/puxqpn7


Oh and he was a crack dealer as well.  Why wasn't this worthless piece of shit in jail already?

http://tinyurl.com/pxxnk22

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:40 AM (zZbNF)

26 The "Syrian Electronic Army" claims credit for multiple attacks on liberal outlets.

http://tinyurl.com/q53gl9o

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:40 AM (zZbNF)

27 Obama says his healthcare insurance premiums will be cheaper than a cell phone bill.  He continues with lies that are so outrageous and yet you hear squat from the MFM.  I guess the premiums for those with Obama phones will be the same though, free.

http://tinyurl.com/ojkhpvx

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:41 AM (zZbNF)

28 So now the taxpayers are funding $313M worth of home mortgages for terrorists.  Why isn't Obama in jail?

http://tinyurl.com/q5epmxc

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:41 AM (zZbNF)

29 17 year old thug who "looks like Obama" rapes a 93 year old white woman in Indiana.  Oh, it's reported in a Brit paper as well.  I suspect when reported in the "local" papers no specifics were given.

http://tinyurl.com/qx3tv78

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:42 AM (zZbNF)

30 18 McShitty has grown weary of pushing military help for terrorists, is back on the amnesty train. Someone send him a case of high fat pork products and a load of biscuits made from lard. http://tinyurl.com/m4oj23u Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 06:39 AM (zZbNF) One of Shakespeare's works has the protagonist eat his babies (Troilus and Cressida??) McCain should choke on Meggie's fat thigh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:42 AM (WjLUf)

31 This story about Putin and the hand grenade was reported yesterday, but I have to post this because of the picture. Must see

http://tinyurl.com/mlmoczh

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:42 AM (zZbNF)

32 More evidence that Nancy Boy is not going to have a free ride this time in reelection.

http://tinyurl.com/okcg56l

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:42 AM (zZbNF)

33 WaTi thinks the Fat Man DIABLO is rolling to 2016.  I don't.

http://tinyurl.com/ngbygra

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:42 AM (zZbNF)

34 29 Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 06:42 AM (zZbNF) But was it rape-rape??

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:42 AM (WjLUf)

35 Federal Court backs CA shark fin ban that Obama has been fighting against. Too bad Obama, this is what you get when you appoint liberal idiots to the court.  There is no shortage of sharks, eating the stuff is not unhealthy, and there is no other real reason for this ban other than eco-Nazis want it.  But the court has ruled with the eco-Nazis despite the so-called federal supremacy clause the courts normally like to tout.

http://tinyurl.com/p66tv34

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:43 AM (zZbNF)

36 Newt says stay out of Syria.

http://tinyurl.com/pyj9d8t

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:43 AM (zZbNF)

37 The BCS system as we know it is going away after this season.

http://tinyurl.com/o63jcpf

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:43 AM (zZbNF)

38 Kindle Daily Deals

http://tinyurl.com/o6wq5te

And for you 24 Fans they have the entire series as "the deal of the day".  Personally I thought the first two seasons were OK but it got stupid and repetitive by the third season.

http://tinyurl.com/otddnp9

That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:44 AM (zZbNF)

39 I see Google must be on the "Bomb Syria" bandwagon as their picture for the day has Obama waving to crowds. "Bomb Syria now. YEAH!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 01:44 AM (gTN+E)

40 The chorus against the "Toned Arm" school lunch program is growing.

Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama.


“They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise.



http://tinyurl.com/mkebmb4

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 06:38 AM (zZbNF)


I'm sorry.  I just can't get excited about this.  This is not about the food. This is about our society where any meal less than 10,000 calories is considered starving kids to death.  This is about the fact that we are raising narcissistic kids who believe that they should always get every single thing they want.  I work around school-aged kids all day long.  I see it every single day.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at August 28, 2013 01:46 AM (1hekh)

41 Morning!
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Meanwhile Russia warns "there will be catastrophic consequences". In diplo-speak that means he will respond militarily. But Obama doesn't have anyone in his corrupt administration that understands that. His State department representatives are riddled with AA incompetents and political cronies.

http://tinyurl.com/n9lyby6 Posted by: Vic
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We watch ABC News with Dianne (*hic*) Sawyer each evening.  No mention was made of the threats from China and Russia at all.  So, it's apparent the MFM is on board with this little show..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 01:46 AM (UTq/I)

42 I'm sorry; It was the "I Have a Dream Speech" in the background so it's a little unclear if that's supposed to e the back of the head of MLK or Obama. Maybe the confusion is deliberate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 01:48 AM (gTN+E)

43 41 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 06:46 AM (UTq/I) Jeez, I didn't think you went in for self-abuse. Mornin' Jerry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:48 AM (WjLUf)

44 30  McCain should choke on Meggie's fat thigh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 06:42 AM (WjLUf)


Didn't I say "high fat pork product"?

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:48 AM (zZbNF)

45 Russia won't respond militarily. They will sit back and watch as Iran does. And let's not forget those Hezbollah cells in the United States.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 01:49 AM (GT1wm)

46 39 I see Google must be on the "Bomb Syria" bandwagon as their picture for the day has Obama waving to crowds. "Bomb Syria now. YEAH!"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 06:44 AM (gTN+E)



Google, like 99% of the Democrats are on the OBama Bandwagon.  They have their heads planted firmly up his ass no matter what he does.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:50 AM (zZbNF)

47 Well..  My wife likes network news.. we've been watching ABC each evening for 20 years..

I get to yell at the TV until she yells.. "I'm trying to hear this!" lol...  it's an experience..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 01:52 AM (UTq/I)

48 McCain should choke on Meggie's fat thigh.


Fat thighs.  Mmmmmmmm

Posted by: Homer J. Simpson[/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 28, 2013 01:53 AM (6T8Ay)

49 45 Russia won't respond militarily. They will sit back and watch as Iran does. And let's not forget those Hezbollah cells in the United States.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 06:49 AM (GT1wm)



I think this time with the JEF in the WH there is a damn good chance they will.  The most likely response will be to take out one of those destroyers the JEF sent over there or that British airbase that it looks like we will be launching aircraft from. 



When a head of a major State says "catastrophic consequences" someone better be paying attention.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:53 AM (zZbNF)

50

Morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. 

 

 

For a compact dose of lies and idiocy, it’s hard to beat this letter in my local paper.  The author’s a regular crank with delusions of superiority who considers Thomas Sowell an Uncle Tom:

 

 

http://tinyurl.com/nud2fc9

 

 

I thought about refuting it, but since my reply would be an unprintable string of “fucking liar” with the occasional “SCOAMF,” I’m trying to let it roll off my back.  Though if any of the Horde have suggestions for a blistering letter, I’m all ears.

 

 

So on to our story:

 

 

When it came to the Mob, there was a long history of goodfellas visiting Tinseltown to relax, rub shoulders with the stars (Al Capone was one of the first, in 1927) or, in the case of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Operators (IATSE), doing their best to shake down the studios, including money laundering, threats of strikes and the old standby of outright violence.

 

 

So it would be only natural that the swaggering Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel* would make his headquarters in Hollywood, bringing along his trusted lieutenant, Mickey Cohen. Hostesses had a policy of “invite first, ask questions later,” and before long the handsome Siegel was dating starlets like Marie “The Body” McDonald and Wendy Barrie, joking with Clark Gable and making book with Jean Harlow (whose sleazy stepfather, Marino Bello, had his own underworld connections).

 

 

Cohen, too, would soon be able to slip into a monkey suit and swank it up with the best of them, but there were a few detours along the way.  “On Benny’s orders,” Cohen once recalled, “I went into this private club and raided the joint.  I had the shotgun on everybody.  I was watching this good-looking lady and the guy with her.  Goddamn, she was beautiful.  I knew she was a movie person.  But who the hell was she?  We got the dough and the jewelry and we took off.”

 

 

Two years later, a dapper Cohen was at a party when he looked up.  “There was this little blonde casing me and whispering something to Florabel Muir.”**

 

 

Cohen ignored the two until he felt a tap on his shoulder.  Muir was standing there, a quirky smile on her face.  “Mickey,” she said, “do you remember that little lady over there?”

 

 

Cohen looked in the blonde’s direction.  “Nope.  Never met her before.”

 

 

“Oh, you met her before,” Muir laughed.  “That’s Betty Grable.  You took her jewelry.”

 

 

So with that, here’s a picture of the Woman With the Millon-Dollar Legs and the  “trimmest little bottom in Hollywood:”

 

 

http://tinyurl.com/pobgeth

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

 

 

*”Bugsy” was Siegel’s underworld nickname, reflecting his erratic behavior.  But no one ever called him “Bugsy” to his face and lived.

 

 

**the New York Daily News Hollywood columnist.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 01:56 AM (zF6Iw)

51
Bad link @ post #21 Vic.

I suggest moar coffee.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 28, 2013 01:56 AM (tOkJB)

52

I live in one of the least populated states and yet my state managed to rank 4th in the beer drinking. I'm going to use the excuse that was used in #25 that Vic posted. "it's summer and there ain't nothing to do here".

Posted by: Molly k. at August 28, 2013 01:56 AM (sVKy/)

53 speaking of an unprintable string of epithets. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 01:56 AM (zF6Iw)

54 Russia doesn't have to do anything on its own. They just have to send as much sophisticated weaponry to Assad's army as they can. They've been training/arming them for decades anyway. A few Russkie cruise missiles and BLAMMO! Plausible deniability, yo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 01:56 AM (WjLUf)

55 Fixed link for #21

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 01:59 AM (zZbNF)

56 >>>When a head of a major State says "catastrophic consequences" someone be paying attention. I think we can all agree that there will be catastrophic consequences.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:00 AM (GT1wm)

57 I think we can all agree that there will be catastrophic consequences.


That's already happened.

It occurred on November 4, 2008

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 28, 2013 02:01 AM (6T8Ay)

58 The most likely response will be to take out one of those destroyers the JEF sent over there or that British airbase that it looks like we will be launching aircraft from. Insert Josh Painter quote here.

Posted by: zsasz at August 28, 2013 02:03 AM (MMC8r)

59 One of Shakespeare's works has the protagonist eat his babies (Troilus and Cressida??) McCain should choke on Meggie's fat thigh. The play you are thinking of is "Titus Andronicus" not "Troillus and Cressida". In that revenge tragedy Tamora, the Queen of the Goths serves Titus her sons in a pie. Who are you suggesting should serve Meghan to McCain-Sarah Palin?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 02:03 AM (gTN+E)

60 MP4 - I just read through that letter to the editor in your local paper and I'm rage-stroking at the lies and distortions. It would take at least an hour to write a thorough fisking of this lying fool and at the end of the day, what good would it do? He can go to hell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:04 AM (WjLUf)

61 59 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 07:03 AM (gTN+E Mario Batali.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:05 AM (WjLUf)

62 War Preview. See Ways USA Could Strike Syria: http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/08/video-see-ways-us-could-strike-syria.html

Posted by: Steve at August 28, 2013 02:06 AM (xZPp3)

63

The chorus against the "Toned Arm" school lunch program is growing.

 

"They say it tastes like vomit".

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 06:38 AM

 

Hahahaha... Needed a good laugh. That'll do it. Short yet bilious. I like the quote.

Posted by: otho at August 28, 2013 02:07 AM (9gNQd)

64 From the overnight thread, the Medici's employed a weasel like Machiavelli,
(played by Colm Feore in the series), previously he worked for the Borgias,
Savaranola, was misunderstood, in this context.

Posted by: Raymond Luxury Yacht at August 28, 2013 02:08 AM (Jsiw/)

65 once Assad falls, imagine the horror al Qaeda will release on half the population.  I cant believe we are picking the Islamist in every conflict.  It like we saw facists rolling in the 30s and said, "hey they are going to be in power anyway and the people want it, lets help out"

Posted by: thunderb at August 28, 2013 02:09 AM (zOTsN)

66

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 07:04 AM (WjLUf)

 

I agree with you completely, J.J.  And, frankly, I just don't have the energy to rebut him.  But it's an example of what I was talking about yesterday - if the left isn't forcefully refuted at every opportunity, they win.  Although, now that I know he thinks Sowell - Sowell! is an Uncle Tom, ignoring him seems the best bet.

 

Though I am tempted to find an e-mail contact for Patricia Smith and dare him to tell her that her son's death is "phony."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 02:10 AM (zF6Iw)

67 My one Internet 'claim to fame' (anonymously, of course) was sniffing out an Iranian photoshop at LFG(sic) which became an international story and got the Johnson fame and was even mentioned and linked to in the NYT. It happens all the time in the Mid-East. They lie, they stage photos, they manipulate them in Photoshop. Syria is no different. They're not worth the cost of one cruise missile. Especially if we're aiding Al Q Enterprises in the process. I hope every Christian church that Obama has ever stepped foot in is re-consecrated after he leaves office. He's never fooled me.

Posted by: Schrdinger's cat [/i] at August 28, 2013 02:13 AM (U2UQk)

68 Who'll stop the rain .........

Posted by: The Prophet John Fogarty at August 28, 2013 02:14 AM (SAFcG)

69 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 07:10 AM (zF6Iw) I left a short comment just to get his ire up. Fuck him on a pike. May he get a cancer and then denied treatment from the Death Panel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:14 AM (WjLUf)

70 It like we saw facists rolling in the 30s and said, "hey they are going to be in power anyway and the people want it, lets help out" That did happened here in the 1930s among large swaths of what we now today recognize as "our moral betters" ("fucking retards" to normal people like you and me) Lefties lurve them some totalitarians. Always have. Always will.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 28, 2013 02:14 AM (DC4hY)

71 Mooche's school lunch program is hilarious. Clearly she is just trying to set the potions for her daughters. So yeah, a federal program is a passive-aggressive way to tell them to east less. And of course this program doesn't affect private school lunches like the ones her daughters will enjoy today.


Posted by: STRENGTH through STARVATION at August 28, 2013 02:14 AM (hemD9)

72 Read George Eliot's Romola, one of her non Victorian era pieces, Niccolo had a way of rubbishing those who didn't take his advice, like Caterina Sforza, and polishing up the reputations of sociopath's like Cesare Borgia,

Posted by: Raymond Luxury Yacht at August 28, 2013 02:16 AM (Jsiw/)

73 With Assad allied with Iran and the rebels with al-Queda it occurs to me that the most intelligent course of action would be to assist whoever is currently losing until they start winning and then switch sides.  

Rinse, repeat until maximum number of jihadi scum are eliminated.

But what do I know?  I'm just some Moron who comments on a blog...

Good morning all!

Posted by: Nighthawk at August 28, 2013 02:17 AM (OtQXp)

74 Syria chem attack.
Don't know who, don't know why, don't know how, but we do know Obama stepped in it when he publicly pronounced an ultimatum, in his never threatening passive aggressive way. Not only did he expose himself as impotent, he exposed himself to the trap that a provocateur could set him up. So I don't really care about Syria, but I do care that Obama is dishonest, deceitful, ignorant, sly and cunning, devious, and not to be trusted. So I say let Obama be gone, and let someone else be president.

And I like wolves. If it means you have to go armed, then that is a good thing. There are more dangers out there than just lions, tigers, and bears, so being armed and capable of self defense is a good thing.

Posted by: Contrary by Instinct at August 28, 2013 02:19 AM (bnNG5)

75 I subscribed to Scientific American for years. They jumped on the AGW bandwagon early and I dropped them. The new editor was a real dickhead.

Posted by: Chelsea THTG at August 28, 2013 02:20 AM (qyoyx)

76

One of the teens charged with beating to death a World War II veteran allegedly claimed he was buying crack cocaine from the 88-year-old and the transaction turned violent — but cops said there is no evidence to support that.

 The allegation was denounced as bizarre by victim Delbert “Shorty” Belton’s family and even dismissed by the defense lawyer for the other teen accused in the Spokane, Wash., case, which has drawn national attention.




They're are vile lying pieces of shit. I'm surprised Barry hasn't offered them a job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2013 02:20 AM (TGA2G)

77 STFU ...this is what you voted for.

Posted by: Barak Obama at August 28, 2013 02:21 AM (vx61Q)

78 So with that, here’s a picture of the Woman With the Millon-Dollar Legs and the “trimmest little bottom in Hollywood:” Betty! (Hey, Sefton....where's our wire cutters?)

Posted by: Stanislas "Animal" Kasava at August 28, 2013 02:21 AM (MMC8r)

79 As far as I'm concerned, this twitter thing is not unlike twerking.

It's an activity better suited to times and places other than my own. 

My lawn... need I tell you  kids to get off it?

Posted by: BurtTC at August 28, 2013 02:21 AM (BeSEI)

80 76 I subscribed to Scientific American for years.
They jumped on the AGW bandwagon early and I dropped them.
The new editor was a real dickhead.

Posted by: Chelsea THTG at August 28, 2013 07:20 AM (qyoyx)


The write up I read about them said that they printed an article critical of the AGW scam????

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 02:21 AM (zZbNF)

81 They're are vile lying pieces of shit. I'm surprised Barry hasn't offered them a job


If Barack had a son, he'd be dealing like them.

....

Actually, that's probably true.

Posted by: Sean Bannion[/i][/s][/b][/u] at August 28, 2013 02:22 AM (6T8Ay)

82 >>>When a head of a major State says "catastrophic consequences" someone better be paying attention. I thought Joey "choo-choo" Biden was supposed to be the foreign policy brains in this outfit.

Posted by: Anthony L. at August 28, 2013 02:22 AM (bl6Iq)

83 When using a chemical agent, one common practice involves test firing, mostly commonly with missiles, which have a greater accuracy than rockets.

Journalism major, transcribing the remarks of a 'highly placed senior official with knowledge of the incident not authorized to speak to the media but did anyway'.

Posted by: Contrary by Instinct at August 28, 2013 02:23 AM (bnNG5)

84 repost from early this morning: Hmmm, from one of the links at drudge, buried in the piece: In Iraq, we went to war on the basis of lies originally uttered by fakers and conmen. Now it’s war by YouTube. This doesn’t mean that the terrible images of the gassed and dying Syrian civilians are false. It does mean that any evidence to the contrary is going to have to be suppressed. For example, no-one is going to be interested in persistent reports in Beirut that three Hezbollah members – fighting alongside government troops in Damascus – were apparently struck down by the same gas on the same day, supposedly in tunnels. They are now said to be undergoing treatment in a Beirut hospital. So if Syrian government forces used gas, how come Hezbollah men might have been stricken too? Blowback?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 02:24 AM (IXrOn)

85 >>>Don't know who, don't know why, don't know how, Islamofascists, to cause us to bomb Assad, with captured chem weapons.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:24 AM (/W+u7)

86 The anarchist in me is sort of hoping TFG starts the Great Emburnening with his fuckheaded message sending. I can see many ways this could go sideways.

Posted by: Chelsea THTG at August 28, 2013 02:25 AM (qyoyx)

87 Wish I had a link All right. Which one of you 'rons was up in Canada, had a Sour Toe Cocktail,,, and swallowed the toe. And it sounded like it was done purposely as he immediately slapped the $500 on the bar to pay the fine and left. Enjoy your breakfast folks.

Posted by: nothinglefttolose at August 28, 2013 02:28 AM (QbKVX)

88 6 Who would have thought in 2003 that, a decade hence, we would be preparing to bomb on behalf of al-qaeda? Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 06:36 AM (GT1wm) After we elected a president named Hussein, I figured it would be likely at some point.

Posted by: real joe at August 28, 2013 02:28 AM (5wsCu)

89 The write up I read about them said that they printed an article critical of the AGW scam???? This was years ago Vic. I have no idea what they are about lately. If they had the crainialrectalotomy, then I'm glad.

Posted by: Chelsea THTG at August 28, 2013 02:29 AM (qyoyx)

90 twitter seems to be down again media/social blackout today?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 02:29 AM (IXrOn)

91 ...the foreign policy brains in this outfit.... At this point....

Posted by: Ghost Hillrrheah at August 28, 2013 02:29 AM (ULH4o)

92 The most unsettling part of world affairs, is the US is sailing rudderless.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 02:31 AM (IXrOn)

93 World wars cause economic growth. Its science.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:31 AM (/W+u7)

94 >> Oh and he was a crack dealer as well. Why wasn't this worthless piece of shit in jail already? You misread that. "Prosecutors said one of the two suspects has suggested that the victim, 88-year-old Delbert Belton, was selling crack cocaine outside the Eagles Lodge and shorted them." Yeah, good luck with that.

Posted by: Andy at August 28, 2013 02:32 AM (li+aS)

95

Betty!

 

Nice, huh?

 

I'm looking for a specific picture of Rita Hayworth.  If I can find it, tomorrow's story will be about her.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 02:32 AM (zF6Iw)

96

; margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;">248 Oh and he was a crack dealer as well. Why wasn't this worthless piece of shit in jail already?

http://tinyurl.com/pxxnk22

Posted by: Vic

Does he get an extra prize for murder in the course of a felony?  At least innocence is out the window.

If the govt starts cutting welfare benefits if one of the kids commit a crime, you will see some serious toeing of the line.

 

Posted by: dirks strewn at August 28, 2013 02:33 AM (n+DCP)

97 I see Google must be on the "Bomb Syria" bandwagon as their picture for the day has Obama waving to crowds. "Bomb Syria now. YEAH!" Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 06:44 AM (gTN+E) I don't wanna be "that" guy, but that's MLK Jr. 50th anniversary of his "I have a dream" speech. Yep. That makes you RACCCIIIIIIIST!!!

Posted by: HoboJerky, Hash Hunter at August 28, 2013 02:34 AM (X4HxX)

98
I thought Joey "choo-choo" Biden was supposed to be the foreign policy brains in this outfit.

His most relevant thoughts on foreign policy can be found each morning in his diaper.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 02:35 AM (0IhFx)

99 President's Lady and her school lunch program.
What was the name of those magic candies in the Harry Potter movies where you didn't know what they were going to taste like until you ate one?

Dumbledor gets one that tastes like earwax?

Posted by: Contrary by Instinct at August 28, 2013 02:35 AM (bnNG5)

100 Oh I see you caught that and commented later. Nevermind! I don't think they are trying to "fool" anyone. They coulda made him fatter I guess?

Posted by: HoboJerky, Hash Hunter at August 28, 2013 02:35 AM (X4HxX)

101 World wars cause economic growth. Its science. I know what you said is snark, but any WW in which China and Russia align against the USA is not going to end well for everyone involved. I'd venture especially bad for every blue area on a county by county election map of the USA.

Posted by: Schrdinger's cat [/i] at August 28, 2013 02:37 AM (U2UQk)

102 Okay, so why do you cough more when you're trying to quit smoking then when you are actually smoking?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:37 AM (JTgKa)

103 Okay, so why do you cough more when you're trying to quit smoking then when you are actually smoking? Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 07:37 AM (JTgKa)


You do know you're not supposed to replace cigarettes with weed, right?

Posted by: alexthechick - Team SMOD at August 28, 2013 02:40 AM (Gk3SS)

104 over at breitbart EMAILS PROVE FBI COULD HAVE PREVENTED FORT HOOD ATTACK More evidence is piling up against the FBI when it comes to Nidal Hasan, the Army Major convicted for the mass killing of over a dozen people in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. so depressing

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 02:41 AM (IXrOn)

105 96 Betty! Nice, huh? I'm looking for a specific picture of Rita Hayworth. If I can find it, tomorrow's story will be about her. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 07:32 AM (zF6Iw) "...Hey, Animal! Betty Grable's on the phone..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:41 AM (WjLUf)

106 Okay, so why do you cough more when you're trying to quit smoking then when you are actually smoking? Tiny little hairs in the esophagus transport bad stuff out of your lungs. When you smoke you paralyze them and they don't do their job. Stop smoking and they go back to work, moving years of crap away.

Posted by: Schrdinger's cat [/i] at August 28, 2013 02:42 AM (U2UQk)

107 >>>>In that revenge tragedy Tamora, the Queen of the Goths serves Titus her sons in a pie.<<<<

Other way around. Titus kills Tamora's sons and serves them to her.

My favorite version is the Vincent Price/Robert Morley spoof in "Theatre of Blood".

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at August 28, 2013 02:42 AM (E3gqr)

108 79 Posted by: Stanislas "Animal" Kasava at August 28, 2013 07:21 AM (MMC8r) I'm tellin' ya, these Nazi's ain't kosher...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:42 AM (WjLUf)

109 You misread that.

"Prosecutors said one of the two suspects has suggested that the victim, 88-year-old Delbert Belton, was selling crack cocaine outside the Eagles Lodge and shorted them."

Yeah, good luck with that.

Posted by: Andy at August 28, 2013 07:32 AM (li+aS)


Yeah, I only  read the slug beneath the picture and it was confusing.  I reread the article and it appears everyone was a crack dealer so they accused the 88 year old.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 02:43 AM (zZbNF)

110 My prediction. We hit Syria, Iran hits Israel, Israel this opportunity to take out Iran's nuclear stuff. Syria takes out one of our ships with one of its badass missiles. Russia and China laugh while Japan shits its pants. Newspapers report that both Obama and little Kim shoot 53 on 18 holes.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:44 AM (JTgKa)

111 A frustrated and increasingly despondent Moscow has already made clear that it can and will do nothing to stand in the way of Western military action against Syria, leaving it with few options beyond diplomatic sniping and rhetorical appeals to global public opinion.

In the Christian Science Monitor, a journalism major 'sexing up' the remarks of a 'senior administration official who can not be named' because what he said was "Russia can't do shit about it."

Unless they can, and do, and there is only one way to find out, so saddle up boys we're going for a ride.

Posted by: Contrary by Instinct at August 28, 2013 02:45 AM (bnNG5)

112 "45 Russia won't respond militarily. They will sit back and watch as Iran does. And let's not forget those Hezbollah cells in the United States.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 06:49 AM (GT1wm)"



There are a number of ways Russia can respond militarily and deniably.  They can send their state of the art AA weapons and crews to Syria, hide them in caves and basements until the cruise missile attack is over and then bring them out to shoot down the manned aircraft so that US pilots can be paraded through the streets.  They can try out their hypersonic anti-ship missiles on the US and British destroyers.  Once again, they can be fired by Russian crews but Syrians will get the credit.  They can attack the US and British ships with submarines.  As long as at least one Syrian submarine exists to surface and claim credit, the Russian participation is deniable.  Even if there are no surviving Syrian submarines, just give credit to sunken Syrian subs.



They can also do something like sending North Korea a bunch of weapons, rice and diesel fuel in order to stir things up somewhere else.  They can make a deal with a few thousand Chechens to go to Afghanistan and kill infidels with new Russian weapons or be gassed with their families in Chechnya.  You know that TFG is going to have a hard time juggling more than one ball at a time.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 28, 2013 02:46 AM (31Nrp)

113 Somebody needs to give McRINO a brain scan because he's been acting like a retard with Tourette's lately; barely smarter than his fatassed daughter.

Posted by: Captain Hate on an iPhone at August 28, 2013 02:47 AM (lqUAv)

114 111 Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 07:44 AM (JTgKa) Holzie, you may not be far off. China might move against those islands or even Taiwan and the Norks might light up Seoul with a massed artillery barrage. The USA is indeed rudderless because we have a C-in-C whose worldview is getting pimp-slapped by a dose of reality and history.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:47 AM (WjLUf)

115 >>>You do know you're not supposed to replace cigarettes with weed, right? So I see you got that job as marketing specialist with Frito Lay.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:48 AM (JTgKa)

116 Dumbledor gets one that tastes like earwax?
Posted by: Contrary by Instinct at August 28, 2013 07:35 AM (bnNG5)


Now, how is that Dumbeldore knows what ear wax tastes like, hmmmm?

Posted by: dissent555 at August 28, 2013 02:48 AM (yR6A1)

117 113 Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 28, 2013 07:46 AM (31Nrp) Has anyone checked their stockpiles of pressure cookers?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 02:48 AM (WjLUf)

118 >>>. You know that TFG is going to have a hard time juggling more than one ball at a time. Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 28, 2013 That would be my strategy is well. It's extremely simple from our enemies standpoint.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:51 AM (JTgKa)

119 "When is the MFM going to wake up on this hoax." Vic, you must just hit a mental macro key to type that nonsense. 'cause I know you know the propaganda arm of the DNCommies aren't going to wake up. Howdy, troops. Obomba at war yet?

Posted by: mindful webworker has another think coming at August 28, 2013 02:51 AM (VV7s1)

120 Hmmm...Fragois, milk fed veal and shark fin soup. Bite me serfs!

Posted by: Malia Obama at August 28, 2013 02:53 AM (jvd3N)

121 "...Hey, Animal! Betty Grable's on the phone..."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton
..............
That's one my favorite running bits in that movie..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 02:54 AM (UTq/I)

122 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 06:56 AM (zF6Iw) August 27, 2013 Letter: Republicans keep looking for something to pin on Obama Hey MP4, How about starting with "Hey, I found it. Why Obama should be Impeached," and ley er rip.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 02:54 AM (XIxXP)

123 My prediction. We hit Syria, Iran hits Israel, Israel this opportunity to take out Iran's nuclear stuff. Syria takes out one of our ships with one of its badass missiles. Russia and China laugh while Japan shits its pants. Newspapers report that both Obama and little Kim shoot 53 on 18 holes.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 07:44 AM (JTgKa)

 

I keep thinking of General Buford's (Sam Elliott) speech in Gettysburg when he talks about men charging valiantly and being butchered valiantly while politicians in Washington thump their chests.

 

If there really was a Peron in our officer corps, the JEF would be hightailing it out of town right now instead of contaminating the Oval Office.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 02:54 AM (zF6Iw)

124 Russia won't do anything. There is an old maxim of war. Never murder a man who is committing suicide. China plays long ball. They manufacture runs. There is no reason for them to move at this point.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 02:55 AM (JTgKa)

125 I know what you said is snark, but any WW in which China and Russia align against the USA is not going to end well for everyone involved. I'd venture especially bad for every blue area on a county by county election map of the USA. Posted by: Schrödinger's cat
............
You say that like it would be a negative or something..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 02:55 AM (UTq/I)

126

"American Made Movie", a documentary about the challenges of manufacturing in the U.S. is coming out on Friday.

 

What is the AoSHQ consensus of how the U.S. can be competitive in manufacturing in the world market?

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 02:55 AM (u2a4R)

127 I wonder if this is how conservatism died in Western Europe. People like you and me just gave up politics because they no longer had a national political party with an aggressive agenda or even the will to speak out in opposition.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 02:56 AM (Tesme)

128 Excusme me serfs...could someone pass the the Grey Puopon?


Bwahahhaahaha!!


Posted by: Malia Obama at August 28, 2013 02:59 AM (jvd3N)

129 #20 I like the comment that the Iranian ferret is probably doing us a favor by pointing out what a dogshit sammich immigration reform is that Eddie Munster Ryan is trying to feed us as a Philly cheesesteak.

Posted by: Captain Hate on an iPhone at August 28, 2013 02:59 AM (lqUAv)

130 Once again, now we know what it'd be like if the US was run by a college faculty.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 02:59 AM (Tesme)

131 What is the AoSHQ consensus of how the U.S. can be competitive in manufacturing in the world market? Posted by: jwest
..........
We can't.. While we have the most productive workforce in the world, it's hard to compete with slave labor.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 03:00 AM (UTq/I)

132 >>>What is the AoSHQ consensus of how the U.S. can be competitive in manufacturing in the world market? Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 07:55 AM Eliminate the corporate income tax, crush the unions, Burn the regulatory agencies to the ground. And I just had an f18 fly overhead. Actually a pair of them. You don't see that all that often around here.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:00 AM (JTgKa)

133 @127..........slave wages.

Posted by: Case at August 28, 2013 03:00 AM (wf3Kt)

134 20 The rat-faced weasel from Iran is giving her own press conferences now (via a video tape). She is touting Obama's dumb shit. “Together with the Affordable Care Act — two major pieces of legislation — that when we look back 50 years from now, I think we will all just be extremely proud,” said Jarrett. 50 years!!?? We have to wait FIFTY FUCKING YEARS to be, (ha!) "extremely proud"?? I also like it when the libtards talk about how "popular" Obamacare will be. Then they go on to compare it to every other under-funded piece of shit federal social program Be patient comrade, the fruits of the revolution ripen slowly.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 28, 2013 03:00 AM (tiHWQ)

135 103 -

The general answer is, you are not going to feel right for some time.  It may take days, weeks, or even months, but the physiological effects will lessen sooner than the psychological effects. 

You created the habit, it's going to take time to break it, but you can.  And as long as you don't smoke, you will.  I don't mean to oversimplify it, but it really is that simple. 

Posted by: BurtTC at August 28, 2013 03:00 AM (BeSEI)

136 Britain is going to go to the UN about Syria. They are going to attack should we help them or not ?

Posted by: occam at August 28, 2013 03:01 AM (+l08l)

137 Britain is going to go to the UN about Syria. They are going to attack should we help them or not ? Posted by: occam
.............
We have to locate our UN ambassador first..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 03:02 AM (UTq/I)

138 well.. I guess I can't put it off any longer.. off to work! have a good one...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 03:04 AM (UTq/I)

139 137 Britain is going to go to the UN about Syria. They are going to attack should we help them or not ? Posted by: occam at August 28, 2013 08:01 AM (+l08l) At this point there may be more Muslims in Britian, then families with roots in the trenches of Flanders - why are they getting all worked up. I don't think they can do it without our help, at minimum tankers and satellite coverage.

Posted by: Jean at August 28, 2013 03:05 AM (qjFNd)

140 Yeah, Obamacare will be so popular the unions, government, and special elites will be crying to be on it.  sure

Posted by: Case at August 28, 2013 03:05 AM (wf3Kt)

141 >>>You created the habit, it's going to take time to break it, Yeah. I've tried before and failed. But I really would like to see my youngest graduate from high school. I don't care if I have to get my nicotine from another source for the rest of my life, as long as I can get my lungs back.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:05 AM (JTgKa)

142 Someone on the ONT asked about wolves in Sweden and I remembered this article: "Wolf prowls through Swedish family's garden" http://tinyurl.com/okxu78f Also: "Wolf spotted roaming central Gothenburg" http://tinyurl.com/og38wxl And then Sweden put on a wolf hunt: "Swedish wolf hunt claims first prey" http://tinyurl.com/q7d3g8v There are also wolves in Germany: "Wolves likely to spread across Germany" http://tinyurl.com/p4sowym See also the first few episodes of "Lilyhammer" (Netflix) for wolves in Norway. Wild animals in the streets and no guns. Have fun, EUies!

Posted by: sinalco at August 28, 2013 03:06 AM (7580N)

143 well.. I guess I can't put it off any longer.. off to work! have a good one...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2013 08:04 AM (UTq/I)

*


Hehehehe...Sucka!!

Posted by: Malia Obama at August 28, 2013 03:06 AM (jvd3N)

144 And I just had an f18 fly overhead. Actually a pair of them. You don't see that all that often around here. Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 08:00 AM (JTgKa) where?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 03:06 AM (IXrOn)

145 124 If there really was a Peron in our officer corps, the JEF would be hightailing it out of town right now instead of contaminating the Oval Office. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 07:54 AM (zF6Iw) SCOAMF has systematically decapitated the DoD/JCS flag officer corps of anyone who might possibly stand in his way, should that scenario arise. Just look at Nidal Hassan, the PC training manuals and exercises that target We the People instead of Muzzies, etc. I hope and pray that if the shit really hits the fan - here or abroad - the military MUTINIES, en masse.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 03:06 AM (WjLUf)

146
That story about the Wild Wings restaurant refusing to seat a black party is not what it seems, apparently.

http://tinyurl.com/nqflocf

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 03:07 AM (0IhFx)

147 Since Egypt is now longer on the MFM's ADD afflicted radar, hopefully that means that all the mooooslim brotherhood vermin have been tossed in wood choppers.

Posted by: Captain Hate on an iPhone at August 28, 2013 03:07 AM (lqUAv)

148 Bad link @ post #21 Vic. -Ed Anger I got three bad links but assumed it was my cell or tinyurl.

Posted by: mindful webworker has another think coming at August 28, 2013 03:07 AM (WgBz9)

149 Coburn not on AGW train--great. However, the Senior Senator from Oklahoma, James Inhofe was among the first to call it hogwash and he wrote a book about it available on Amazon. In other news from Conservative Oklahoma, Freshman Congressman Jim Bridenstine held a town hall last night with guest Neal Boortz on tax policy and the flat tax. The event was half a mile from my house. I was unable to attend because I was having guests for dinner. If you want to live where your folks in DC are worth a damn, you ought to consider Tulsa.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at August 28, 2013 03:09 AM (54Aps)

150 Good morning,  all.  Another swell day in international affairs,  I see.

On the school lunch thing,  I do NOT think the protests are from spoiled brats.  Many of the favorite food items have been eliminated,  the vegetables are served without salt,  and the  portions are quite small.   My grandson has taken to either ordering 2 lunches and paying for them,  or taking his own. (He is a high school athlete that needs more calories than they are supplying)
Granddaughter who is in 5th grade but is growing and tall for her age is starving by the time she comes home,  especially because she has to eat at 11:00 AM. 

The thing is that kids who can scrape together money to buy two lunches can make it.  For kids on the reduced or free lunch,  they do not get to have any extras.   It's unnecessry and unhelpful bossiness on the part of Michelle Obama,  who has no knowledge of nutrition and whose own diet and whose children's diets to not comply with the dictates of this program.

And I support anyone,  including the kids,  who protest anything the Obamas do. 

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 03:09 AM (GoIUi)

151 >>>Where? Dayton. Could just be the Air National Guard guys out screwing around.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:09 AM (JTgKa)

152 So is the US going to light up Damascus today, the 50 year anniv of the Dream speech? Or tomorrow, the day after? Well that's a nice little circle of history. From War and Peace to Peace and War. Way to go, Obomber!

Posted by: dissent555 at August 28, 2013 03:09 AM (yR6A1)

153 For a compact dose of lies and idiocy, it’s hard to beat this letter in my local paper. The author’s a regular crank with delusions of superiority who considers Thomas Sowell an Uncle Tom: Don't respond. Don't even think much about it. Print it out, and file it in a binder. Do this with egregious trolling you see anywhere. The South Korean NIS story and the Karen Finney thing got me thinking early this morning about leftists/commies and the false moral equivalency of fair play. It's bullshit. The golden rule does not apply when it comes to leftists. Leftists are the equivalent of nuisance animals. In fact, they are even worse because woodchucks, norway rats, and feral pigs have no control over what they are while a leftard has the faculties to make the conscious decision not to be a fucking leftard. By the time that SHTF and enough people are rudely awakened to the fact that rule of law is a two-way street, there probably will no longer be an Internet. Keep a binder full of trolls to remind yourself then exactly why nobody on earth can have nice things anymore.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 28, 2013 03:09 AM (V3kRK)

154 Okay, so why do you cough more when you're trying to quit smoking then when you are actually smoking? ------------------ You'll only hack up shit for the next 12-18 months, then you're golden. You'll also learn which beers you really don't like but thought you did, once your taste buds come back. My worst decision and best decision both revolve around deciding to start sucking the paper dick and deciding to quit. Keep it up.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 03:10 AM (JDIKC)

155 Hey remember when Robert McNamara thought a rational, escalating series of airstrikes would bring Ho Chi Minh around? Yeah, we've got some deep thinking going on...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:10 AM (659DL)

156 127. Easy Go to the manufacturing areas of the country and pass out yearly $25,000 voucher to bring in workers and raise production and the jobforce BRILLIANT!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 28, 2013 03:11 AM (OpRai)

157 147 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 08:07 AM (0IhFx)


I saw the story of their accusations and almost posted it but I said to myself, let's wait on this one.  This doesn't have the right ring to it.


And this is exactly what I was thinking.  Big crowd, loud and obnoxious.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 03:11 AM (zZbNF)

158 manufacturing areas of the country Define, please.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:12 AM (659DL)

159 Yeah. I've tried before and failed. But I really would like to see my youngest graduate from high school. I don't care if I have to get my nicotine from another source for the rest of my life, as long as I can get my lungs back. eCig. I've been off tobacco for 1.5 years.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 28, 2013 03:13 AM (GjYxB)

160 I seem to recall we had lots of intercepts in Iraq, with Saddams clowns talking about chemical weapons as well.

Posted by: Jean at August 28, 2013 03:13 AM (sTfkB)

161 Simply put; JEF is: A Truly Great Phony By Thomas Sowell - August 27, 2013 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/08/27/a_truly_great_phony_119720.html

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 03:13 AM (IXrOn)

162 What is the AoSHQ consensus of how the U.S. can be competitive in manufacturing in the world market? 1. Energy independence. 2. Nuke capital gains for hard investments (no George Soros currency raids). 3. A national prize or two for things like a new battery or a new line of antibiotics. 4. School vouchers. 5. Stand back.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:15 AM (659DL)

163
This is why Japan is a great nation.

Japanese charity boob squeeze!

NSFW, though it doesn't show anything.

http://tinyurl.com/8p2gd63

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 03:16 AM (0IhFx)

164 The launch of a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office is planned for today atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:52 pm EDT from Vandenberg. Live coverage starts at 1:32 here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/default.shtml Of course, nowadays, you have to wonder who a "spy satellite" is really aimed at...

Posted by: rickl at August 28, 2013 03:16 AM (sdi6R)

165 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 03:16 AM (/PCJa)

166 Burn it down. Scatter the stones. Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 03:16 AM (/PCJa)

167 >>>Empire of Jeff The good news is that I found a puppy that I thought had run away back in 87

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:17 AM (JTgKa)

168 Circa, gut the EPA

Posted by: Jean at August 28, 2013 03:18 AM (sTfkB)

169 159. You weren't here for jwest's unbelievable rebuild Detroit by giving everyone education vouchers worth $25,000 every year theory

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 28, 2013 03:18 AM (frroL)

170 >>>eCig Doing that and a whole load of dip.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:19 AM (JTgKa)

171 So I see you got that job as marketing specialist with Frito Lay. Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 07:48 AM (JTgKa) I did! *offers* Actually good on you. Even if this time doesn't take, at least you're making an attempt. Can anyone explain to me the point of banning ecigs other than oh noes they look like cigs and we must prove how much better we are? Because my understanding is that is a better way to get a nicotine fix than my massive quantities of coffee, tea and diet coke are to get my caffeine fix.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 28, 2013 03:19 AM (VtjlW)

172 Circa, gut the EPA Implicit in all of that is "put the economy-killing idiots back in their boxes."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:19 AM (659DL)

173 The thing is that kids who can scrape together money to buy two lunches can make it. For kids on the reduced or free lunch, they do not get to have any extras. -------------------- These are public schools. The kids on the free lunch program aren't paying any tuition, either. Do you mean to tell me they're so destitute they can't bring food from home? Bullshit. Do they eat breakfast at home? Dinner? If you can't feed your kids they need to be removed from your home.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 03:19 AM (JDIKC)

174 The spare parts order to support all the D9s scraping Detroit down to the bedrock, would be a nice manufacturing stimulus.

Posted by: Jean at August 28, 2013 03:20 AM (sTfkB)

175 Morning, all.

Posted by: DangerGirl, getting angrier by the day at August 28, 2013 03:22 AM (pUAXu)

176 I hope and pray that if the shit really hits the fan - here or abroad - the military MUTINIES, en masse.  Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 08:06 AM

Don't like the use of the word "mutiny" here, JJ. Bad "optics," as Poppin' Fresh loves to say....

Better to say: Military live up to the oaths they took when joining...resist threat to the Constitution and citizens of the United States.

Much as Choom Boy must hate to think about it, the military oaths do not refer to serving him as an individual. The last person to insist on that came to a bad end, to put it mildly.

At least we probably will not attack Syria today. That would distract from President Historic First's© arrogant-but-pathetic attempt to cast himself as the true successor to MLK.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 28, 2013 03:22 AM (kaGpp)

177 Do they eat breakfast at home? Dinner? If you can't feed your kids they need to be removed from your home. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 08:19 AM (JDIKC) Given that there are free breakfast programs as well as programs that keep school cafeterias open during the summer because breakfast and lunch, I'd say that, no, those lumps of DNA who are nominally in charge of keeping the children alive do not have or send food with them.
I completely agree that once you start demanding that the school provide two meals a day for your child, year round, a weather eye should be cast on whether those kids should stay in the home.

Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 28, 2013 03:23 AM (VtjlW)

178 Can anyone explain to me the point of banning ecigs other than oh noes they look like cigs and we must prove how much better we are? Big Brother must always do something. Especially when nothing needs to be done. I can't imagine anyone standing within normal, socially acceptable distance from an e-cig user smelling anything, nor getting any percentage of vapor in his lungs.

Posted by: Schrdinger's cat [/i] at August 28, 2013 03:24 AM (U2UQk)

179 This is why Japan is a great nation.

Japanese charity boob squeeze!

NSFW, though it doesn't show anything.

http://tinyurl.com/8p2gd63

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 08:16 AM (0IhFx)

**


This is the only true travesty of our time. All Japanese pron is pixelated.

Its shameful, they make a hell of a car and a handful of good ball players but their pron is gawd awful.



Posted by: dananjcon at August 28, 2013 03:25 AM (jvd3N)

180 > Remember all those wolves that the eco-idiots released a few years ago? As expected, they are attacking people now. There was a reason that the early pioneers shot them on sight and nearly eradicated them in the continental US. I supposed if we managed to eradicate poison ivy some liberal jackass would want to bring it back.<

Be serious Vic.

I'm no eco-nut, card-carrying Sierra Club member. But wiping out a species isn't exactly one of my options for dealing with wolves.

What's next? Maybe grizzly bears? Oh wait, in my area it's the coyotes who are eating people annoying little dogs they leave out barking all night or the cats fighting at 3:00am. Well not anymore. WHich reminds me I need to donate to the coyote preservation society.

Even the article stated the attacks are rare. which they are.

There are certain rules to follow when camping outdoor in order to avoid the attention of any animal species, especially predators who are carnivores. I guarantee you the evidence reveals the dude here didn't follow them.

Posted by: Marcus at August 28, 2013 03:25 AM (GGCsk)

181

Can anyone explain to me the point of banning ecigs other than oh noes they look like cigs and we must prove how much better we are?

 

No, that's the entire point.  The same anti-smoking zealots who have embraced false study after false study on second-hand smoke are paying for studies designed to "prove" that e-cigs, if not just as poisonous as real coffin nails, at least contribute to asthma and other respiratory hazards.  And that they're a gateway drug to real tobacco.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 03:25 AM (zF6Iw)

182 As crude oil prices respond to this upcoming crisis, would it be a good thing to discuss fracking, and energy independence?



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 03:26 AM (SfGRU)

183 Hmm.  Suddenly the blog appears to be as wide as my ass.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 03:26 AM (zF6Iw)

184 Where did they get enough boobs?

Posted by: Jean at August 28, 2013 03:28 AM (sTfkB)

185 Where did they get enough boobs? AOSHQ staple: Big-boobed Japnese.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:29 AM (659DL)

186 181 Posted by: Marcus at August 28, 2013 08:25 AM (GGCsk)


Wolves were still prevalent in remote areas, also in Canada, and AK.  They were hardly wiped out. They were virtually eliminated in the US and should have stayed that way.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 03:29 AM (zZbNF)

187
This is the only true travesty of our time. All Japanese pron is pixelated.
Its shameful, they make a hell of a car and a handful of good ball players but their pron is gawd awful.


We should send Trailer Trash Miley over there to put them some f'ing knowledge.

Also, Miley's ass is indistinguishable from a raw chicken! (NSFW, or eyes)

http://tinyurl.com/nutre2b

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 03:29 AM (0IhFx)

188 Yes, you remember that part too, Jean,

Posted by: francis underwood at August 28, 2013 03:30 AM (VYGs9)

189 *cough Look! A squirrel!

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:30 AM (nMeMU)

190 That Google picture is not MLK, Jr.  It's quite obvious it's TFG.  He's livin' the dream, dontchaknow.  He's brought so much to black Americans.  So much unemployment.  So much racial-stoked hatred. 

Posted by: Lady in Black {I'm an introvert and I LIKE it.} at August 28, 2013 03:30 AM (XB5Ak)

191 By starving our children, we prepare them for the camps Obama Economy of the Future.

Posted by: Stanislas at August 28, 2013 03:31 AM (MMC8r)

192

I thought it was kinda interesting this morning watching CNN  where the graphic was showing  a quote from the Brits which  said "chemical weapons used by Assad"  and the scrunt read "chemical weapons used **by Syria**"

 

Absolutely intentional. Dunno exactly why though.

Posted by: Bigby's Opposable Thumbs at August 28, 2013 03:31 AM (3ZtZW)

193 Muslims killing muslims??  BFD....

Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 03:31 AM (8NlUk)

194
Also, Miley's ass is indistinguishable from a raw chicken! (NSFW, or eyes)

http://tinyurl.com/nutre2b

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 28, 2013 08:29 AM (0IhFx)

**


Oh my...although they say the ass is the best part of the chicken. I'm more of a leg man.



Posted by: dananjcon at August 28, 2013 03:32 AM (jvd3N)

195 Morning all!

Looks like Obama has a busy, busy day ahead - pray he can squeeze in a few minutes to resolve the Middle East peace problem:

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
2:00 pm || Delivers remarks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington; Lincoln Memorial

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 03:33 AM (WoYoH)

196 Muslims killing muslims?? BFD.... Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 08:31 AM (8NlUk) Sounds like business as usual to me.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:33 AM (XdnQT)

197 Fuck Coyotes

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 28, 2013 03:33 AM (R8hU8)

198 Posted by: Marcus at August 28, 2013 08:25 AM (GGCsk) Apparently you do not raise cattle.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:33 AM (XIxXP)

199 There once was a thing called a V-2,
To pilot which you did not nbeed to.
You just pushed a button
And it would leave nothin'
But big holes, stiffs, and debris, too.

Ja, ja, ja, ja...

Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 03:34 AM (8NlUk)

200 So these hundreds of Syrians that may have been killed by chem. weapons are somehow more important/different than the thousands killed by conventional weapons.....good to know.

Posted by: BignJames at August 28, 2013 03:34 AM (HtUkt)

201 Fuck Coyotes Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 28, 2013 08:33 AM (R8hU No kidding, I got stalked by two of them while walking in a wooded area of my subdivision. Not fun.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:34 AM (XIxXP)

202 No, that's the entire point. The same anti-smoking zealots who have embraced false study after false study on second-hand smoke are paying for studies designed to "prove" that e-cigs, if not just as poisonous as real coffin nails, at least contribute to asthma and other respiratory hazards. And that they're a gateway drug to real tobacco

--

I wonder if these are the same zealots and control freaks that have no problem with legalized marijuana. 

Posted by: Lady in Black {I'm an introvert and I LIKE it.} at August 28, 2013 03:34 AM (XB5Ak)

203 I completely agree that once you start demanding that the school provide two meals a day for your child, year round, a weather eye should be cast on whether those kids should stay in the home. Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 28, 2013 08:23 AM (VtjlW) And you can safely bet that that home has a more than adequate stock of beer, booze, and weed; just not much kid safe foodstuffs.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:35 AM (XdnQT)

204 I wonder if these are the same zealots and control freaks that have no problem with legalized marijuana. Posted by: Lady in Black {I'm an introvert and I LIKE it.} at August 28, 2013 08:34 AM (XB5Ak) Yeah, but that's different, somehow.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:36 AM (XIxXP)

205 170 159. You weren't here for jwest's unbelievable rebuild Detroit by giving everyone education vouchers worth $25,000 every year theory 

Posted by: Navycopjoe at August 28, 2013 08:18 AM (frroL)

 

That's true.  I'm one of the people who think money is better spent by the individual than the government.

 

Navycopjoe argues that the Detroit school system is doing a fantastic job educating the kids there, while only spending $25,000 per year on each one.  He says that it's ridiculous to think that a parent could do better if they had the money.

 

I disagree.

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 03:36 AM (u2a4R)

206 >>50 years!!?? We have to wait FIFTY FUCKING YEARS to be, (ha!) "extremely proud"?? - Val Jarrett


Uh, 50 years because most of who remember what pre-Obamacare medicine was like will be dead. Only folks who nothing better will be alive,

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 03:37 AM (WoYoH)

207 Posted by: BignJames at August 28, 2013 08:34 AM (HtUkt) Think someone on the ONT noted that getting hacked to death by a machete is no problem whatsoever. Maybe gas contributes to global warming?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:37 AM (XdnQT)

208 So these hundreds of Syrians that may have been killed by chem. weapons are somehow more important/different than the thousands killed by conventional weapons Same with nukes-- The dead Japanese at Nagasaki and Hiroshima are somehow worse than the ones we killed with incendiaries in Tokyo.

Posted by: zsasz at August 28, 2013 03:38 AM (MMC8r)

209 By starving our children, we prepare them for the camps Obama Economy of the Future.

Posted by: Stanislas at August 28, 2013 08:31 AM (MMC8r)

**


Why does the movie "The Road" come to mind?





Posted by: dananjcon at August 28, 2013 03:38 AM (jvd3N)

210 "127
"American Made Movie", a documentary about the challenges of manufacturing in the U.S. is coming out on Friday.

What is the AoSHQ consensus of how the U.S. can be competitive in manufacturing in the world market?

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 07:55 AM (u2a4R)"



We replicate the New Deal.  First we have years of economic stagnation and then a world war in which there is 100% employment and everybody else's factories get bombed flat.

Posted by: Zombie FDR at August 28, 2013 03:38 AM (31Nrp)

211 I completely agree that once you start demanding that the school provide two meals a day for your child, year round, a weather eye should be cast on whether those kids should stay in the home. Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 28, 2013 08:23 AM (VtjlW) My best friend went to school early to eat breakfast everyday. He had 5 brothers, they did the same. Every day after they left for school my Mom would see his mom and dad at Denny's having breakfast. Most of the time it's got shit to do with poverty, its convenience.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:39 AM (XIxXP)

212 An e-cigarette should not be banned.  It's not a cigarette.  Anyone who wants them banned should have to get another law passed.  And the reason(s) must be sound.  If some fuckwad dosen't want them around him, HE CAN GO STAND OUTSIDE!

Posted by: Case at August 28, 2013 03:39 AM (wf3Kt)

213 206 170 159. You weren't here for jwest's unbelievable rebuild Detroit by giving everyone education vouchers worth $25,000 every year theoryPosted by: Navycopjoe at August 28, 2013 08:18 AM (frroL) That's true. I'm one of the people who think money is better spent by the individual than the government.Navycopjoe argues that the Detroit school system is doing a fantastic job educating the kids there, while only spending $25,000 per year on each one. He says that it's ridiculous to think that a parent could do better if they had the money.I disagree.

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 08:36 AM (u2a4R)

 

Delusional douchebag.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2013 03:39 AM (LI48c)

214 Obama Economy of the Future High speed rail between Barstow and some weeds three miles north in the central valley. A bunch of recycling sites for Tesla batteries that will be involved in endless litigation with the EPA thereby employing thousands of lawyers paid via block grants from the Department of Energy to defend greening activities. Cutting up Navy ships for scrap along the Gulf coast in Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville. High speed internet access for Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Federal stimulus via agency conference travel to suburbs of convention destinations. #It'sNotActuallyVegas Drilling permits for a twenty square foot parcel of federal land just off Molokai. Google glasses for everyone.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:40 AM (659DL)

215 215  We were somewhere near Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 03:40 AM (8NlUk)

216 And you can safely bet that that home has a more than adequate stock of beer, booze, and weed; just not much kid safe foodstuffs. Yep. And everyone (including the kids who can't afford lunch) has the most expensive cellphone available.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 03:41 AM (/PCJa)

217

>>>By starving our children, we prepare them for the camps

 

In Soviet America, Christian Children's Fund sponsors YOU

Posted by: Bigby's Opposable Thumbs at August 28, 2013 03:41 AM (3ZtZW)

218 194 Muslims killing muslims?? BFD.... Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 08:31 AM (8NlUk) I smell a Barbra Streisand remake!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2013 03:41 AM (WjLUf)

219 198 Fuck Coyotes Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 28, 2013 08:33 AM (R8hU Some of those huge eastern, coyote-dog mixes have killed people

Posted by: Jean at August 28, 2013 03:41 AM (uPUrh)

220 Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans

Posted by: sweet...ish at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (bj+Nc)

221 Interesting comparison between Barky's concern for 4 murdered Americans in Benghazi vs several hundred dead non-Americans in Syria.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (SfGRU)

222 216 215 We were somewhere near Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 08:40 AM (8NlUk) jonesin' for an ether binge

Posted by: BignJames at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (HtUkt)

223 "209 So these hundreds of Syrians that may have been killed by chem. weapons are somehow more important/different than the thousands killed by conventional weapons

Same with nukes-- The dead Japanese at Nagasaki and Hiroshima are somehow worse than the ones we killed with incendiaries in Tokyo.

Posted by: zsasz at August 28, 2013 08:38 AM (MMC8r)"



Because when left wing intellectuals were first flogging that meme in the West, the Soviet Union did not yet possess any nuclear weapons.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (31Nrp)

224 220  Coyote-dog mix?  Does Purina make that?

Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (8NlUk)

225 Drudge points to a good WSJ article about 'brief and limited'


Posted by: Cookies Deleted at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (kaWnK)

226 We were somewhere near Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. Posted by: Buddha at August 28, 2013 08:40 AM (8NlUk) That is actually a very pretty place. I liked visiting my friends dad and shooting guns and hanging out. I like that likestyle.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:42 AM (XIxXP)

227 >>Muslims killing muslims?? BFD....

Or put another way: Muslims killing. S.O.P.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 03:43 AM (WoYoH)

228 Interesting comparison between Barky's concern for 4 murdered Americans in Benghazi vs several hundred dead non-Americans in Syria. Well, see, of course they're more important than our dead in Benghazi. First off, there are more of them. It's not worth getting excited over just 4 dead. Secondly, they're not American. That makes each one of them (unless they were Mexican and killed by guns we illegally shipped to Mexican drug lords) more important than any 10 Americans.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 03:43 AM (/PCJa)

229 the lunch programs in my school district are staffed by........seiu.........

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at August 28, 2013 03:44 AM (8JJ6O)

230 Interesting comparison between Barky's concern for 4 murdered Americans in Benghazi vs several hundred dead non-Americans in Syria. Investigating and responding to a gas attack won't get the DNC's 2016 Prezzy candidate brought up on federal charges.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:46 AM (XIxXP)

231 Wait until they develop the m-cig that dispenses "therapeutic" marijuana, that will change their tune! It will quickly found to have no deleterious side effects whatsoever.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:46 AM (XdnQT)

232

Fuck Coyotes
Posted by: Velvet Ambition at August 28, 2013 08:33 AM (R8hU

 

I saw Fuck Coyotes open for The Decembrists last year.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 03:46 AM (zF6Iw)

233 And you can safely bet that that home has a more than adequate stock of beer, booze, and weed; just not much kid safe foodstuffs.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 08:35 AM (XdnQT)


You can also bet they are drawing welfare and WIC to feed those children.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 03:47 AM (zZbNF)

234 McRino was on FOX this AM telling us how the Syrian Rebels are good guys just like he told us obama was a good man. Senile old fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 03:47 AM (9Xc5j)

235
Good news, everyone!

ABC, CBS and NBC said they will interrupt regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to join the cable news networks in carrying live President Obama’s remarks on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, at which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

"It won't be as good as the speech 50 years ago," Obama said in an interview Tuesday. "I just want to get that out there early". "When you are talking about Dr. King's speech at the March on Washington, you're talking about one of the maybe five greatest speeches in American history," he said.




"I mean, my speech will be awsome.  They all are.  But top 5?  Naw.

Top 10, maybe -- but not top 5."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 28, 2013 03:47 AM (kdS6q)

236 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 08:41 AM (/PCJa) Plus a 65" Plasma TV and the full channel package!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:48 AM (XdnQT)

237 What is the AoSHQ consensus of how the U.S. can be competitive in manufacturing in the world market? Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 07:55 AM (u2a4R)" Make our currency worthless, so that even Chinese slave labor camps won't sell us Walmart plastic tubs. Then domestic factories can re-open.

Posted by: An Enron Economist at August 28, 2013 03:48 AM (CMlD4)

238 re: E Cigarettes - The nannies have a quest to tell you what you can/can't enjoy, and they've made it clear that cigarettes are their #1 no-no (fatty foods are a close second).

E Cigarettes represent beating the system - no noxious smoke to claim is harming others while the smoker gets to enjoy his/her habit.

Oh Hell no, this must be stopped.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 03:48 AM (WoYoH)

239 Plus a 65" Plasma TV and the full channel package! Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 08:48 AM (XdnQT) And a car nicer than mine.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:48 AM (XIxXP)

240 Obama needs to send his two daughters to Syria if he wants to attack. Right? Because that's what the Left said about the Bush-Cheney war-mongering.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 03:48 AM (Tesme)

241 Interesting comparison between Barky's concern for 4 murdered Americans in Benghazi vs several hundred dead non-Americans in Syria. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 08:42 AM

Because Muslim is why. Choom Boy gotta have his folks' back.

I find it astonishing that there is -- at least now -- no verifiable evidence that Assad's peeps are responsible for the gas attacks. It could just as easily have been the rebels doing the deed.

Or it might not have happened that way at all. If there's one thing the goat-shtuppers are good at, it's faking photos. The "doctors" who are making claims are all judging by long-distance.

The whole thing still seems fishy as hell.

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 28, 2013 03:48 AM (kaGpp)

242 212 Most of the time it's got shit to do with poverty, its convenience.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 08:39 AM (XIxXP)


IOW lazy, which is why people who qualify for those programs qualify.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 03:49 AM (zZbNF)

243 Can anyone explain to me the point of banning ecigs other than oh noes they look like cigs and we must prove how much better we are? Because my understanding is that is a better way to get a nicotine fix than my massive quantities of coffee, tea and diet coke are to get my caffeine fix. Posted by: alexthechick - Commence drinking now. at August 28, 2013 08:19 AM (VtjlW) Rush used them. Rush advocated for them. Enough said.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 03:49 AM (IXrOn)

244 ABC, CBS and NBC said they will interrupt regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to join the cable news networks in carrying live President Obama’s remarks on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, at which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. "It won't be as good as the speech 50 years ago," Obama said in an interview Tuesday. "I just want to get that out there early". "When you are talking about Dr. King's speech at the March on Washington, you're talking about one of the maybe five greatest speeches in American history," he said. "I mean, my speech will be awsome. They all are. But top 5? Naw. Top 10, maybe -- but not top 5." Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 28, 2013 08:47 AM (kdS6q) I hope Chris Mathews brings a change of underwear

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 03:49 AM (9Xc5j)

245 Is it just me or does Twitter suddenly look like an amateur web page from circa 1998 right now?

Posted by: joncelli at August 28, 2013 03:50 AM (RD7QR)

246 #217  Apparently you all do not have much to do with public schools.

1. Breakfast is now offered to all,  although kids not on the reduced/free lunch program pay for it.  

2. The problem with the lunch menus is that it is expensive to buy 2 complete lunches,  even for kids who pay (like my grandson).  There are not enough calories.

3. A LOT of the people who are getting the free lunches now are children of the working (or rather, NON-working poor) who have been hit hardest by the Obama economy.  Their parents have signed them up in order to stretch the food budget.

I am not unacquainted with those people who grift the system while buying booze or drugs.  Fine and dandy to talk about them,  but there are lots of kids whose parents are struggling.  You all know the economy is crap;  why can you not see that a direct result is more people trying to get school lunches paid for?

I see these people coming into the food pantry every week.  People who left small towns because there is no work and are living in a run-down motel until they can find some sort  of jobs.  People who have been reduced to part-time work with a family to raise.  People who are on a limited income due to health problems and the medicaid spend-down increase has forced them further into poverty.

I have been poor. I know what it's like.  Do not be thinking it cannot happen to you.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 03:50 AM (GoIUi)

247 The responses to Obama's speech have already been written.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 03:50 AM (Tesme)

248 The whole thing still seems fishy as hell. Posted by: MrScribbler at August 28, 2013 08:48 AM (kaGpp) I rest much easier now that John Genghis Kerry is at the helm of the DoS his yacht.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:50 AM (XdnQT)

249 Well said, Miss Marple and all very true. Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 03:51 AM (gTN+E)

250 248 The responses to Obama's speech have already been written. Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 08:50 AM (Tesme) and sent

Posted by: BignJames at August 28, 2013 03:52 AM (HtUkt)

251 Story behind the great hymns- "How firm a foundation" words by John Rippon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwGW8qRqz4I John Rippon was pastor of Carter's Lane Baptist Church in London for more than half a century. Rippon loved hymns, and his hymnal, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, became a best-seller among Baptist churches in England and America. This hymn was written in 1787. In most hymnals, quotation marks enclose all the words except verse 1. That is because most of the words are quoted from the Bible –– a line from here and another from there. The hymn relates a series of Godly assurances. "Fear not, I am with thee," it says –– and then promises, "When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie, my grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply." This has been an exceedingly popular hymn. At Robert E. Lee's request, it was sung at his funeral. It was also one of Theodore Roosevelt's favorites, and was sung at his funeral. But it shouldn't be reserved for funerals, because its assurance of God's help meets our needs through every chapter of our lives. –– Copyright 2007, Richard Niell Donovan

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 03:52 AM (gTN+E)

252 The pic of TFG on Drudge right now has him using his famous middle finger thinking cap. Actually, he looks like he hasn't got a clue, and he's sitting there thinking "They know I'm a phony. They know I'm a yoyo."
 
Si Si you putz.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 28, 2013 03:52 AM (ccXZP)

253

"It won't be as good as the speech 50 years ago," Obama said in an interview Tuesday. "I just want to get that out there early".

 

It won't even be as good as a speech by Don King, you verbally flatulent, lightweight  preening  poseur.  Can we not have one, single, solitary day in which we don't have to endure a bucket load of audible diarrhea from the choom-addled sieve taking up space between your ears?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 03:52 AM (zF6Iw)

254 I despise coyotes and shoot them on sight. Fuckers have chased off the foxes, especially the greys, which are my favorite woodland critter.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at August 28, 2013 03:53 AM (GhQzO)

255 Best Obama speech ever. Obama hit all the right notes. A historic speech.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 03:53 AM (Tesme)

256 Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 08:50 AM (GoIUi)




When I say "people who qualified" I mean people who qualified for free lunch and breakfast despite the fact that were probably also getting other food assistence.

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 03:53 AM (zZbNF)

257 McRino was on FOX this AM telling us how the Syrian Rebels are good guys just like he told us obama was a good man. Senile old fuck

--

Here's how it went...

Al Qaeda "rebels" : No, really, we're the good guys! 
McCain : Okay. I'm sold!

What a senile cluck.  

Posted by: Lady in Black {I'm an introvert and I LIKE it.} at August 28, 2013 03:53 AM (XB5Ak)

258 Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 08:50 AM (GoIUi) Miss M I take your point, but I have become so accustomed to abusers of the system, I have little use or patience with any user of the system. I say this even though I rescued a distant relative from a life of real squalor and support her to this day.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 03:54 AM (XdnQT)

259 Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 08:50 AM (GoIUi) Amamzing how many problems would take care of themselves if the economyw ere moving, huh? It's almost as if some people want it this way. For good.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 03:54 AM (659DL)

260 At my son's former (public) school they introduced free breakfast for all. In fact, they told us that the amount consumed during the 1st year of its availability determined the future budget, so they sent us nearly weekly reminders to get there early and eat. I refused to do this because I can feed my own child, thanksyouverymuch!

I was also constantly sent memos and forms for signing my kid up for the free lunch program. It was clear they wanted to maximize participation.

The worst was a few summers back when the state's dept. of ed. sent me a crisp 5$ bill and a note offering free vaccinations for my kid (with a list of places this was available).

It's amazing how much they really, really want you to get on the government tit already!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 03:55 AM (WoYoH)

261 Is it just me or does Twitter suddenly look like an amateur web page from circa 1998 right now? Posted by: joncelli at August 28, 2013 08:50 AM (RD7QR) been like that since early this a.m.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 03:56 AM (IXrOn)

262 From "I have a dream" to "you deserve money from the government because you're black"

Posted by: Buzzion at August 28, 2013 03:56 AM (LI48c)

263 The first worst black president gives 'historic' speech about a historic speech. Wow. This is where the US is today. Just wow.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 28, 2013 03:56 AM (Tesme)

264 Isn't time for some stupid racial remark from our favorite racist person of color from that shit-hole called Detroit on how tough our "President of 50% Color really is. Wow Basher Assad you better be shivering because Obama is really mad and he will have The Mooch call you and bitch you out like only a woman of color can for making her little chocolate Jesus look bad.......................

Posted by: Mitstolflicx at August 28, 2013 03:56 AM (3Z1wn)

265 I am not unacquainted with those people who grift the system while buying booze or drugs. Fine and dandy to talk about them, but there are lots of kids whose parents are struggling. You all know the economy is crap; why can you not see that a direct result is more people trying to get school lunches paid for? Because we already give the "truly poor" enough money to subsist? WIC (for which any family with school-aged children on reduced lunch would be approved) pays (last time I checked) ~$600.00 per month for a family of 4. That's higher (albeit not much) than my own food budget. I pay for 2 adults, 2 children, and 2 large dogs. And if they're on WIC, they're on other programs, too. It's also because of that naughty 90% giving the 10% you're talking about a bad reputation. I, too, have worked with the poor. I've also seen enough (back in the 80's & 90's, I can only imagine it's gotten worse) kids on "reduced lunch" who didn't need it- but technically qualified, so mom & dad signed them up. It's also because things are tough all around. I'm sorry that people (and, yes, I know the number has grown in Obama's economy) are having trouble making ends meet- some of them are completely incapable (thanks, Obama!) of doing so. I also know I have my own bills to pay and my own family to feed. My first responsibility is to THEM, not the kids of some other family. Certainly not the kids of some family in a completely different State (thanks Federal DOE!).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 03:57 AM (/PCJa)

266

206 170 159. You weren't here for jwest's unbelievable rebuild Detroit by giving everyone education vouchers worth $25,000 every year theoryPosted by: Navycopjoe at August 28, 2013 08:18 AM (frroL) That's true. I'm one of the people who think money is better spent by the individual than the government.Navycopjoe argues that the Detroit school system is doing a fantastic job educating the kids there, while only spending $25,000 per year on each one. He says that it's ridiculous to think that a parent could do better if they had the money.I disagree

 

 

 

 

One-room schoolhouse. Ten students. Teacher salary of a quarter million.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at August 28, 2013 03:57 AM (DHQv9)

267 From "I have a dream" to "you deserve money from the government because you're black" Posted by: Buzzion at August 28, 2013 08:56 AM (LI48c) Bam!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 03:57 AM (XIxXP)

268 What do we get if we win this war? I was told there would be prizes.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at August 28, 2013 03:57 AM (5VlHf)

269 >>What do we get if we win this war? I was told there would be prizes.

Appreciation and respect from the "international community" Hahahahahhahaha. Can't even type it with a straight face.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 03:59 AM (WoYoH)

270

Uh let me be clear. Uh. When I was just a boy, I remember listening to Dr. Martin Luther King uh on the radio with my typical white grandmother.

 

#allaboutobama

Posted by: Bigby's Opposable Thumbs at August 28, 2013 03:59 AM (3ZtZW)

271

we need to bomb him to preserve our credibility RT @JohnEkdahl OMG, this puppy is so cute. pic.twitter.com/2Ye6Livc4s

 

— The_One_Who_Brings (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 28, 2013

 

 

Laughing.  So.  Hard.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at August 28, 2013 03:59 AM (4df7R)

272 One-room schoolhouse. Ten students. Teacher salary of a quarter million. Posted by: Cicero Kid at August 28, 2013 08:57 AM (DHQv9) Sweet tap dancin buddah. My daughter goes to a private school that looks like a beautiful old southern plantation. Not onlt do they have top shelf academics, They raise chickens, plant gardens, lean to cook, sew and a myriad of other lifestlye skills. One teacher per 5 students, 10K a year.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:01 AM (XIxXP)

273 254. Now that was nice.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at August 28, 2013 04:02 AM (5VlHf)

274 #allaboutobama Yes, this would be a good one to count the first persons.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 04:02 AM (659DL)

275 Col. Peters: Obama’s Third War; The Folly Of Striking Syria By: Col. Ralph Peters [Ret.] You might as well try to teach a snake to juggle as hope the Obama administration will think strategically. The “peace president” is about to embark on his third military adventure, this time in Syria, without having learned the lessons of his botched efforts in Afghanistan and Libya. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/obama_third_war_wouSScjkNB1FutCDpAU2cN

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 04:04 AM (IXrOn)

276 Oh Hell no, this must be stopped. Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 08:48 AM (WoYoH) Oh, they'll still bitch. Reason being now is that since you can use an ECig more openly it will influence others to smoke regular cigs. Or something. You know they will find something. Morning all. Summer cold sucks my monkey ass Going to miss the march today.

Posted by: RWC at August 28, 2013 04:04 AM (fWAjv)

277 Why does Obama need to give remarks at a "I Have a Dream" speech? To make it all about him. I suppose. MLK said it very well the first time, said it more eloquently than Obama could ever do-even with a speechwriter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 04:05 AM (gTN+E)

278 270. I was hoping for oil. Can we get some oil?

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at August 28, 2013 04:05 AM (5VlHf)

279 One-room schoolhouse. Ten students. Teacher salary of a quarter million. --------------- Actually, you mean gross revenue of $250k/year. From that, the building needs to be purchased/rented. Utilities, maintenance employees, etc. Lunch. And that's assuming a) the parents release the full $25k to the teacher (a bad assumption) and b) the teacher is actually worth that much (also a bad assumption, as any teacher worth a shit has long since fled Detroit). There is no magic bullet solution to fix Detroit.

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 04:06 AM (hNNJ5)

280 I was hoping for oil. Can we get some oil? No oil, but might I offer you a Nork plutonium reactor? Only bombed by Israel once.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 04:06 AM (659DL)

281 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 08:52 AM (zF6Iw) Acerbically but well said!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 04:06 AM (gTN+E)

282 I was hoping for oil. Can we get some oil? Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at August 28, 2013 09:05 AM (5VlHf) That shits nasty, here's a bus pass.

Posted by: Obamalamadingdong at August 28, 2013 04:07 AM (XIxXP)

283 I don't think they can do it without our help, at minimum tankers and satellite coverage. And missiles. Wasn't the story they shot themselves dry in Lybia?

Posted by: Fox 2! at August 28, 2013 04:07 AM (XFTOV)

284 we need to bomb him to preserve our credibility RT @JohnEkdahl OMG, this puppy is so cute. pic.twitter.com/2Ye6Livc4s — The_One_Who_Brings (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 28, 2013 Laughing. So. Hard. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 28, 2013 08:59 AM (4df7R) Indeed. Ace was in brilliant mode yesterday. The Slate post was crazy fun.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 04:07 AM (IXrOn)

285
California Gov. Jerry Brown, laboring under a federal court order to reduce California's prison population by nearly 8,000 inmates, proposed Tuesday to spend hundreds of millions of dollars housing those inmates in local lockups and out of state.

The administration estimated the cost of the plan at $315 million this budget year – just less than one-third of the state's general fund reserve – and $415 million each of the following two years.

Under Brown's proposal, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation could move 5,000 or 6,000 prisoners out of state. Of the remaining prisoners, the majority would be housed at a privately owned facility in the Mojave Desert staffed with state employees.

Sacbee



Enjoy our colorful MS-13 alumni, America.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 28, 2013 04:07 AM (kdS6q)

286 Yes, this would be a good one to count the first persons. Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 09:02 AM (659DL) "I have a dream... about me and my father."

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:07 AM (XdnQT)

287 oil? you may have higher oil prices.....that is all

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at August 28, 2013 04:08 AM (8JJ6O)

288 That puppy is adorable. Look at the size of those paws. Dogs are way better people than people.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 28, 2013 04:08 AM (g1DWB)

289 What-Was Obama about 1 or less when MLK gave that speech? No doubt he took in every bit of it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 04:08 AM (gTN+E)

290 Miss Marple, You cannot go hungry in America. Unpossible. Too many assistance programs to use that excuse. If the free lunches don't provide enough calories, send some additional calories with your kid.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 04:09 AM (cYsVZ)

291 Obama's "White"* Side: War Drums! Obama's "Black" Side: "I am MLK! Peace and Tolerance!" *miniature warlords (someone said)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 04:10 AM (IXrOn)

292 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 09:08 AM (gTN+E) That be 'cause he so smart, yo!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:10 AM (XdnQT)

293

254 "It won't be as good as the speech 50 years ago," Obama said in an interview Tuesday. "I just want to get that out there early".

It won't even be as good as a speech by Don King, you verbally flatulent, lightweight preening poseur. Can we not have one, single, solitary day in which we don't have to endure a bucket load of audible diarrhea fromthe choom-addled sieve taking up space between your ears?

 

 

 

 

 

Luckily, I read this after finishing the coffee. If laughing adds years to ones' life, Methusala will be the second-oldest in human history.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at August 28, 2013 04:10 AM (DHQv9)

294 The "Syrian Electronic Army" claims credit for multiple attacks on liberal outlets.

Second look at Assad?

Posted by: Methos at August 28, 2013 04:10 AM (hO9ad)

295 It's currently raining around DC.
Perhaps we can get another photo-op of Barky getting his ass whooped by an umbrella.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 04:11 AM (SfGRU)

296 "ABC, CBS and NBC said they will interrupt regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to join the cable news networks" ____ I would boycott all those sources, except, I quit them all years ago. Like giving up cigs, after a while, you again feel clear-headed and your taste improves, and you ask, why didn't anybody tell me!??

Posted by: mindful webworker and the power of Will at August 28, 2013 04:11 AM (wPzgV)

297 Perhaps we can get another photo-op of Barky getting his ass whooped by an umbrella. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 09:11 AM (SfGRU) LOL

Posted by: Obamalamadingdong at August 28, 2013 04:11 AM (XIxXP)

298 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 09:09 AM (cYsVZ) Buckley or Will (before his assimilation into the MFM) said something like "If there are so many starving people in America, why aren't they dead?"

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:12 AM (XdnQT)

299 "ABC, CBS and NBC said they will interrupt regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to join the cable news networks" ____ I hope his speech is during rush so he can do commentary.

Posted by: Obamalamadingdong at August 28, 2013 04:12 AM (XIxXP)

300 291 Miss Marple,

You cannot go hungry in America. Unpossible. Too many assistance programs to use that excuse. If the free lunches don't provide enough calories, send some additional calories with your kid.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 09:09 AM (cYsVZ

 

 

 

 

 

Been saying this since my first trip to the Philippine Islands: There are no poor in America.

Posted by: Cicero Kid offered crackers to a homeless guy once. at August 28, 2013 04:12 AM (DHQv9)

301 If the free lunches don't provide enough calories, send some additional calories with your kid. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 09:09 AM (cYsVZ) As long as it doesn't get confiscated as being against the states wishes.

Posted by: RWC at August 28, 2013 04:13 AM (fWAjv)

302 Now there’s an unholy alliance pushing for attacks on Syria. We have liberal zealots, such as our UN ambassador, Samantha Power, who believe that our military’s primary purpose is to protect people who hate America. We have a few Republican senators like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who support any war, any time. We have a president who thinks that, “Gee, maybe, well, gosh, I said I’d do something, so maybe I should...” And we have elements in the defense industry who long for a return to our free-spending years in Iraq and Afghanistan and view a war in Syria as a great way to beat the sequester. And the one thing every member of that bomb-Syria-now coalition has in common? Not one will have to fight. Ralph Peters is a retired US Army officer and Fox News’ strategic analyst.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 04:13 AM (IXrOn)

303 That puppy is adorable. Look at the size of those paws. He will be a monster when he is an unpuppy.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 28, 2013 04:13 AM (uVkIH)

304 Buckley or Will (before his assimilation into the MFM) said something like "If there are so many starving people in America, why aren't they dead?" Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 09:12 AM (XdnQT) It's the preservatives in mountain dew code red and firey hot cheetos that is keeping their large bodies animated.

Posted by: Obamalamadingdong at August 28, 2013 04:14 AM (XIxXP)

305 I hope his speech is during rush so he can do commentary. Posted by: Obamalamadingdong at August 28, 2013 09:12 AM (XIxXP) No such luck. It will be about 45 minutes after Rush is off the air. (And that is the scheduled time, TFG really isn't known to be on time.)

Posted by: RWC at August 28, 2013 04:14 AM (fWAjv)

306 There are no poor in America. Posted by: Cicero Kid offered crackers to a homeless guy once. at August 28, 2013 09:12 AM (DHQv9) But government statistics show that 20% of the population live below the poverty line! How can we allow this to happen in America?

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:15 AM (XdnQT)

307 Why does Obama need to give remarks at a "I Have a Dream" speech? To make it all about him. I suppose. MLK said it very well the first time, said it more eloquently than Obama could ever do-even with a speechwriter.

 

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 09:05 AM (gTN+E)

 

I'll give you an honest, non-snarky answer, FS.  I would expect the first black president - R or D - to speak at the 50th anniversary of the King speech, if for nothing else than to simply say "Look at what Dr. King endured.  And look where we are today."

 

But he will make it about himself, since he is a solipsist and, also, can never resist the temptation to run his mouth (hello, Syria!).  But, as well, he needs to engage in politicking.  It would not serve his interests nor the interests of the Democrats were Obama to celebrate the integration and advances of the last 50 years.  He will poison and distort King's message.  He will insulge in cheap "some say" rhetoric to buttress the attendees' conviction that they are only a step away from a lynch mob.  He will continue to stoke the rage of the ignorant and of the thinking part of the electorate who have seen his destruction at first hand.

 

He will tear down Dr. King and elevate  himself.  He will enrage blacks and condemn whites. 

 

He will destroy. 

 

He is incapable of building.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 04:15 AM (zF6Iw)

308 As long as it doesn't get confiscated as being against the states wishes. Posted by: RWC at August 28, 2013 09:13 AM (fWAjv) I make my daughter lunck and I put in a bite size snickers yesterday. They wouldn't let he have it. I was a bit torn about that move.

Posted by: Obamalamadingdong at August 28, 2013 04:15 AM (XIxXP)

309 >>From that, the building needs to be purchased/rented. Utilities, maintenance employees, etc. Lunch. And that's assuming a) the parents release the full $25k to the teacher (a bad assumption) and b) the teacher is actually worth that much (also a bad assumption, as any teacher worth a shit has long since fled Detroit).
****

You forgot the graft. There's graft built in to most transactions, such as the administrator in charge of purchasing computers for the school buys them from his friend/brother in-law/partner in crime for 3-4X the actual cost, and then he and said friend split the overage. Then there's the school credit card scam, where teachers and administrators are issued cards and do not have to fill out any expense report/get approval unless the purchase exceeds $600. SO these cardholders just purchase whatever to their hearts content - under $600 per transaction - and the school system pays the credit card bills, sight unseen.

The Washington Times did an expose on the DC public school system spending in 2003 and I think there was more money spent on graft than actual expenses.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 04:16 AM (WoYoH)

310 Stupid Obama sock.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:17 AM (XIxXP)

311 I don't know if anyone else here finds themselves asked to explain the Syria issue, (in my case by the non reading LIVs at work)

And when you start with:
....OK, so you know about Sunnis and Shiites right?
....and get nothing but blank stares, it's a sad reminder how so many asswipes get elected for life because they're some kind of fucking wizard or something.

And the continued reverence by some that would describe themselves as right of center for that steaming pile of dog shit McLame is fucking astounding.

Posted by: ontherocks at August 28, 2013 04:17 AM (k9VBg)

312 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 09:13 AM (IXrOn) And better yet, none of their staffers, relatives, or friends will be anywhere near the "icky" military!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:17 AM (XdnQT)

313 Food deserts, people.

Posted by: Bigby's Opposable Thumbs at August 28, 2013 04:17 AM (3ZtZW)

314

The "Syrian Electronic Army" claims credit for multiple attacks on liberal outlets.

 

Didn't they open for Sun Ra back in '73?



Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 04:17 AM (zF6Iw)

315 He will tear down Dr. King and elevate himself. He will enrage blacks and condemn whites. He will destroy. He is incapable of building. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 09:15 AM (zF6Iw) amen the reason I would never watch

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2013 04:18 AM (IXrOn)

316 Hey, Geraghty noted JohnE's post about Slow Joe's hypocrisy about unauthorized military strikes in The Morning Jolt. Whoo-hooo!

Posted by: joncelli at August 28, 2013 04:18 AM (RD7QR)

317 "Syrian Electronic Army"

SEA. ChelSEA. Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by: Waterhouse at August 28, 2013 04:19 AM (uYaYO)

318 There are no poor in America.

Having spent time volunteering in a soup kitchen I can say that's not true. But it's not an issue government has any business dealing with, given its record.

Posted by: Methos at August 28, 2013 04:19 AM (hO9ad)

319 Obama twisted Neil Armstrongs death into being about him. He will certainly use his speech today to make it all about himself.

Posted by: Buzzion at August 28, 2013 04:20 AM (LI48c)

320
The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed Jewish students' contentions that anti-Israel protests at UC Berkeley created an illegally hostile and anti-Semitic atmosphere on that campus.

The department's civil rights office has determined that the campus protests last year against Israel's treatment of Palestinians, which reportedly included mock military checkpoints, may be upsetting to Jews but "do not constitute actionable harassment," according to a letter from the department released by the University of California on Tuesday.

The year-long investigation is now ending, the department said.




"Now, back to investigating rodeo clowns!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 28, 2013 04:20 AM (kdS6q)

321 Obama twisted Neil Armstrongs death into being about him. He will certainly use his speech today to make it all about himself. Posted by: Buzzion at August 28, 2013 09:20 AM (LI48c) When this speech is over he'll be the new MLK. I hope.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:21 AM (XIxXP)

322

....and get nothing but blank stares, it's a sad reminder how so many asswipes get elected for life because they're some kind of fucking wizard or something.

 

Don't even try to explain the Alawites. 

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at August 28, 2013 04:21 AM (4df7R)

323

>>>The "Syrian Electronic Army" claims credit for multiple attacks on liberal outlets.

 

They used forks in the outlets?

Posted by: Bigby's Opposable Thumbs at August 28, 2013 04:21 AM (3ZtZW)

324 Thanks, MPPPP It was more of a rhetorical question. I know why he's doing it and I expect him to speak. I just know it will be divisive,that it will not have been written by him and that the MSM will be fawning all over the speech.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 04:21 AM (gTN+E)

325 Speaking of Mooch and her involvement in school lunches.
I read somewhere that federal calorie caps are at something like 800 calories for a lunch.

Little VIA just turned 15, and has really hit his stride on growing.

He packed on about six inches in height, and over 25 pounds in weight in the 100 days of summer.

So now he eats his school lunch, and often a second one as well.
Three hours later he is scarfing down two entrees at home, followed by supper in another two hours.

At best, the way he is growing, if he eats everything on his lunch tray, it would qualify as a "snack"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 04:21 AM (SfGRU)

326

There are no poor in America.


Having spent time volunteering in a soup kitchen I can say that's not true. But it's not an issue government has any business dealing with, given its record.

Posted by: Methos at August 28, 2013 09:19 AM (hO9ad)

 

I'd say that it's not that there aren't any poor in America;  rather, the "poor" who are most often referenced  in service of politics  aren't any such thing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 04:22 AM (zF6Iw)

327

>>>Obama twisted Neil Armstrongs death into being about him. He will certainly use his speech today to make it all about himself.

 

"I have a Dream" < "I am the Dream"

Posted by: Bigby's Opposable Thumbs at August 28, 2013 04:23 AM (3ZtZW)

328

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) MFM Delenda Est at August 28, 2013 08:57 AM (/PCJa)

 

The other problem is, of  course, that just giving people stuff tends to encourage bad decision making over the medium/long term.

I remember working at a shop that rebuilt computers and gave them to poor kids who completed a class.  I loaded at least 1 (and probably more) of them into Ford Explorers.  Now were they new?  Maybe not, but being 10 years ago, the third gen explorers hadn't been on the market for that long, so it wasn't that old.

And even so, that's still some huge expense.

But why shouldn't they have a nice car, after all, they can get a computer from us (free), food from government ("free"), etc. etc. etc.

Sure there are some really sad stories are there, but we shouldn't assume that even half the people on these programs are engaging in Christian theories of virtue and human betterment (and even those who are doing so, are human, and temptation's a bitch.)

Posted by: tsrblke at August 28, 2013 04:23 AM (GaqMa)

329 #291  Yes.  And a lot do.  Of course,  this is a giant waste of effort for all,  an additional expense,  and I just do NOT see what I am having to defend my opposition to Michelle Obama's revamping of the school lunch program!

It sucks!  It sucks for all,  rich, middle-class,  and poor!  Some kids are going hungry.  Some are buying 2 lunches.  Some are packing their lunches. Some are smuggling in snacks.  Kids are getting headaches from hunger in the afternoon.

But ok!  No complaints allowed!  Just you kids with unemployed parents make your own lunches.  Maybe they can revive the Depression era lunch my dad took: LARD SANDWICHES. 

Jeez-oh-pete!  THIS is why the GOP can never get together on anything!  You are handed a ready-made issue about how a NON-ELECTED First Lady has, without any sort of authorization whatsoever,  interfered in a federal program and made it worse for everyone, and all you want to do is tell the kids to suck it up!

I give up.  You are morons,  and not the good kind.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 04:24 AM (GoIUi)

330

He will tear down Dr. King and elevate himself.

 

Agreed.

 

 

Raise your hand everybody who thinks we'll hear the name "Trayvon" during the Mocha Messiah's speech today.    *hand up*  

 

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at August 28, 2013 04:24 AM (4df7R)

331
An elementary school in Carson on Tuesday became a pioneer in a $1-billion effort to provide iPads to every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Broadacres Elementary School handed out the Apple tablet computers ahead of most campuses in the nation's second-largest system. The idea is to work out the kinks before other schools and hundreds of other students receive the devices.

Broadacres is one of 47 schools set to distribute iPads over the next few weeks. The devices for these schools will cost about $30 million. Supplying tablets for the entire district, about 650,000 students, will cost about $500 million. Upgrading schools to a campuswide wireless system will cost another $500 million.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 28, 2013 04:24 AM (kdS6q)

332 At best, the way he is growing, if he eats everything on his lunch tray, it would qualify as a "snack"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2013 09:21 AM (SfGRU)


There's a lot about high school that has nothing to do with how teenagers actually are but rather how adults wish they would be.

Posted by: joncelli at August 28, 2013 04:24 AM (RD7QR)

333 You know, I am about fed up with this canonization of MLK. He was a legitimately courageous and inspiring individual, but in my book no more so than Lech Walesa, or Ronald Reagan for that matter. But we don't speak in these quasi-religious, revererntial, peace-be-upon-him tones about anyone else. Yes he was assassinated. Tragic indeed. But I find this whole Savior/Martyr meme very un American.

Posted by: NYC Parent at August 28, 2013 04:24 AM (HEo6y)

334 I'd say that it's not that there aren't any poor in America; rather, the "poor" who are most often referenced in service of politics aren't any such thing. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 09:22 AM (zF6Iw) Poor is subjective. Are you sudanese sitting in the dirt next to a garbage pile sifting for grains of rice poor? Or are you it's saturday night and I can't get my drank on poor?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:25 AM (XIxXP)

335 Lizzy at August 28, 2013 09:16 AM (WoYoH) ---------- Certainly. And another thing I didn't include: The assumption that the unions are just going to sit on their butts. Here's what will likely happen - in order to get that $25k voucher, you would need to send your kid to an "accredited" school or instructor. Detroit would create the accreditation credential. That credential would include needing a license from the city, and surprise...the unions will have a lock on the licensing process. On balance I like vouchers, but to consider this a panacea for all that troubles Detroit is to have some seriously rose-colored glasses.

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 04:25 AM (hNNJ5)

336 Jihadists In Syria Threaten To Kill Prominent Danes For “Attacking Islam”… Yes, still a “religion of peace.” And McRino's bestest freinds

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 04:25 AM (9Xc5j)

337 239 re: E Cigarettes - The nannies have a quest to tell you what you can/can't enjoy, and they've made it clear that cigarettes are their #1 no-no (fatty foods are a close second). E Cigarettes represent beating the system - no noxious smoke to claim is harming others while the smoker gets to enjoy his/her habit. Oh Hell no, this must be stopped. Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 08:48 AM (WoYoH) It's not about public health; it's about controlling individual behavior.

Posted by: rickl at August 28, 2013 04:25 AM (zoehZ)

338 >>Don't even try to explain the Alawites.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 28, 2013 09:21 AM (4df7R)



What in hell does College Football have to do with this?

Posted by: ontherocks at August 28, 2013 04:26 AM (k9VBg)

339 The "poor" in America are Middle Class in many parts of the World. I'm not saying we should not help them, but let's keep things in perspective

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 04:27 AM (9Xc5j)

340 >>tsrblke at August 28, 2013 09:23 AM (GaqMa)

Reminds me of that Maryland kid sob story the Dems used to push for healthcare reform back during Bush's 2nd term. Had some serious disease and claimed the family couldn't afford to pay for it. Michelle Malkin drove by the kid's house and photographed their two new cars in their driveway - one of them was a Volvo station wagon, I think the other was some fancy truck.
Both parents worked - they were just (white) Lefties gaming the system for free medical care.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 04:27 AM (WoYoH)

341 So President Head-Fake is telegraphing his attack plan to the Syrians two day in advance?  What could go wrong?

Posted by: Fritz at August 28, 2013 04:27 AM (KIHQS)

342 It's not about public health; it's about controlling individual behavior.

Posted by: rickl at August 28, 2013 09:25 AM (zoehZ)

 

And money.   It's always, first and foremost, about money.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at August 28, 2013 04:27 AM (4df7R)

343

Obama's new foreign policy motto:

 "walk stickily and carry a big soft."

Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt's ghost at August 28, 2013 04:27 AM (mla70)

344 Problem is that poor is a rather flexible term. We have very few starving to death, eating rats, and drinking water from drainage ditches "poor" in America; however in many parts of the world there are many such poor. Most of America's poor live in the lap of luxury compared to those in abject poverty in many many areas of the globe. This is yet another reason to allow unrestricted immigration.

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:28 AM (XdnQT)

345 ISRAEL CALLS UP RESERVISTS OVER SYRIAN THREAT FYI

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 04:29 AM (9Xc5j)

346 We have to bomb Syria before someone else does it and gets all the credit.

Posted by: t-bird at August 28, 2013 04:29 AM (FcR7P)

347 When this speech is over he'll be the new MLK. I hope. -Oldsailors Poet _____ ISWYDT. And it's not right. Understandable. Clever. Just not right. come Even putting morality aside, politically and historically, the SCOAMF must not be advanced to holy martyrdom, but instead given enough rope to self-destruct for all to see plainly. Alas that such lessons come at such catastrophic cost. (vf: children named Adolf today).

Posted by: mindful webworker an at August 28, 2013 04:30 AM (zdOaO)

348 An American military attack on Syria could begin as early as Thursday and will involve three days of missile strikes, according to "senior U.S. officials" talking to NBC News. The Washington Post has the bombing at "no more than two days," though long-range bombers could "possibly" join the missiles. "Factors weighing into the timing of any action include a desire to get it done before the president leaves for Russia next week," reports CNN, citing a "senior administration official." ???? What a way to run a War

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 04:30 AM (9Xc5j)

349 But I find this whole Savior/Martyr meme very un American. Posted by: NYC Parent at August 28, 2013 09:24 AM (HEo6y) But it is very third worldy!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:31 AM (XdnQT)

350
I wonder if these are the same zealots and control freaks that have no problem with legalized marijuana.

Posted by: Lady in Black {I'm an introvert and I LIKE it.} at August 28, 2013 08:34 AM (XB5Ak)


If they want to tax the pot I'd say probably so.

They're such fucking idiots.

I wouldn't care if they taxed it so the price of an ounce of good stuff was under $50 dollars (my friends tell me it's $300 -$400 on the black market), but it looks like the states that have legalized it are taxing it so much you might as well as buy it from a street dealer.

All for something that costs about $5 dollars an ounce to grow.

Now those left wing idiots who were so strongly for legalizing + taxation are choking on the prices. Good for the idiots - but they'll still never learn from it that getting the government involved always ends up in a disaster.

I think people should be able to grow their own (like brewing beer) and even take it to the state fair to win ribbons.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 28, 2013 04:31 AM (tOkJB)

351 It's not about public health; it's about controlling individual behavior.
Posted by: rickl at August 28, 2013 09:25 AM (zoehZ)


And money. It's always, first and foremost, about money.
***
Yes to both: control AND money.
And the satisfaction/superiority that comes with taking care of someone. Because they know better, you guys!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 04:31 AM (WoYoH)

352 If the free lunches don't provide enough calories, send some additional calories with your kid.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff
-------------------

Just don't put it in a brown paper bag.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at August 28, 2013 04:31 AM (aDwsi)

353

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 09:24 AM (GoIUi)

 

It's a loosing issue though because it's kids complaining about food.

In every household, from time immemorial, kids have complained about food, and parents have said "shut up and eat your peas."

Do these new lunches suck?  Sure. are they result of a power mad crazy woman? yes.

Will the media just show all the green beans and such being thrown away causing LIVs to shrug their shoulders? You Betcha.

Furthermore your fighting against two of those "truisms"

"Poor people need assistance." and "Kids should eat healthy."  It's not polite to disagree with those mixed company, so you'll get a bunch of LIV bobbing heads that don't understand why we're angry about it.  "It sounds good, why isn't it working?"

It's also the symptom of a much bigger disease.

Posted by: tsrblke at August 28, 2013 04:32 AM (GaqMa)

354 Posted by: mindful webworker an at August 28, 2013 09:30 AM (zdOaO) Yeah, that's what Mrs. Sailor says. You think MLK drive is a war zone, imagine Obama Boulevard.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:32 AM (XIxXP)

355 FML. Sitting in day long seminar to get accredited to represent health isurance exchange plans as of Oct 1. I'll be lucky not To puke in the next 5 minutes. " you arepartof an historic occasion. For the first time everybody will have access to health care. I hear them talking about the ACA every day on NPR and other outlets. This is exciting". Yes you despicable scrunt. It's damn exciting how you're killing my chosen career, and doing so by making me compliant in the death. FUCK YOU!

Posted by: Weirddave at August 28, 2013 04:32 AM (2HdXd)

356 What a way to run a War Barack Obama - Foreign Policy Rodeo Clown

Posted by: t-bird at August 28, 2013 04:32 AM (FcR7P)

357 ???? What a way to run a War Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2013 09:30 AM (9Xc5j) But this will be a fair War, bro!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 28, 2013 04:32 AM (XdnQT)

358 I think people should be able to grow their own (like brewing beer) and even take it to the state fair to win ribbons. Posted by: Ed Anger at August 28, 2013 09:31 AM (tOkJB) Great Idea, I want the fried twinkie concession on that day.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:33 AM (XIxXP)

359 Raise your hand everybody who thinks we'll hear the name "Trayvon" during the Mocha Messiah's speech today. *hand up*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea at August 28, 2013 09:24 AM (4df7R)

 

I don't think he'll be that blatant.  I do expect a reference to "our children" being taken from us too soon. 

 

There's your f'ng  "dog whistle," MFM.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 04:34 AM (zF6Iw)

360 I'm not sure why the cell decides to post for me, when I'm nowhere near the post button, but I never have this prob on the desktop! Fortunately the msg was fine, just a flesh wound to the attempted nick extension. Still, pi$$poor design. Cells are astonishingly primitive!

Posted by: mindful webworker and the miserable software at August 28, 2013 04:34 AM (zdOaO)

361 There's your f'ng "dog whistle," MFM. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 28, 2013 09:34 AM (zF6Iw) I say two Trayvons and an Emmit Till.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:34 AM (XIxXP)

362 Miss Marple, Did your dad have welfare checks, food stamps and WIC n the Great Depression? No? Then dial back the hysteria about lard sammiches. If you're saying, "Public schools are starving our children and there's nothing we can do about it " then I strongly dispute the veracity of that. They don't have the power to neglect your child's health. Parents do. Or are we admitting now that it is the government's responsibility to feed our kids and complaining that they do a poor job of it. I repeat, your child cannot go hungry in America unless you make that choice.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 04:35 AM (cYsVZ)

363

If the free lunches don't provide enough calories, send some additional calories with your kid.



Posted by: Empire of Jeff

 

The problem with that, EoJ, is that Mooch's prescribed lunch program provides SO FEW   calories that you would have to send a whole second lunch with your child.  But    THEN   the problem becomes the g-ddamn school administrators grabbing your kid's lunch and saying, "Nope, nope, nope, can't have this, this, or this, because Unhealthy.  But you can keep the apple slices."  

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Chelsea [/i][/s][/u][/b] at August 28, 2013 04:35 AM (4df7R)

364 But government statistics show that 20% of the population live below the poverty line! P.J. O'Rourke had a great analysis of this issue. If you divide the government poverty programs by the number of people living below the poverty line...voila, no poverty since it's enought to raise everyone above the line.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at August 28, 2013 04:35 AM (659DL)

365 De Dump!

Posted by: Vic at August 28, 2013 04:36 AM (zZbNF)

366 I have been poor. I know what it's like. Do not be thinking it cannot happen to you.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 08:50 AM (GoIUi)


Hell, it's already happened to me.  Car problems have left me further in debt; I've had to take a second job which, while helping some, still isn't enough to make ends meet.  I hatehateHATE taking a handout...but I am stuck.  My son needs to eat, even if it's a crappy school lunch. 

And so you know...my phone is a pay-as-you-go POS, my car is 12 years old and internet is my only "entertainment" expense.


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at August 28, 2013 04:36 AM (5J54Q)

367 >>If they want to tax the pot I'd say probably so.

You should check out what's happening in CO with the legalization of pot.

First, the state is considering legalizing recreational pot because they can tax the purchasers, they can tax and license the sellers, etc. [Insert image of state legislator rubbing his hands at the thought of these tens of millions in tax revenue].

Second - and this is the scary part - the state has been, shall we say, lax about protecting its medical marijuana registry list. They allow law enforcement to access it outside of the specified parameters, they have temps updating it without having them sign non-disclosure forms, etc.

So they're taking the pot heads to the cleaners and exposing them to law enforcement abuse and/or robbery.
Lovely!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 04:37 AM (WoYoH)

368 We are busy moving our valuables into the N Korean Embassy as we speak.

Posted by: Chinese Embassy Staffer in Damascus at August 28, 2013 04:39 AM (32Ze2)

369 These parents should worry a little less about the lunch collective and much more about marxist indoctrination.

forest/trees

Get rid of the goddam commie "teacher" unions.

Posted by: ontherocks at August 28, 2013 04:39 AM (k9VBg)

370 Reminds me of that Maryland kid sob story the Dems used to push for healthcare reform back during Bush's 2nd term. Graeme Frost. Child of scumbags.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 28, 2013 04:40 AM (V3kRK)

371

Posted by: Lizzy at August 28, 2013 09:27 AM (WoYoH)

 

Employer based insurance has totally fucked with the any prospect of a health financing market.  As a result the perceived affordability of healthcare is a mess.

Maybe it was expensive to care for, maybe their insurance would have left them with huge bills.  Normally there'd be some way to handle that (loans, payment plans, whatever.)

There's really not much in that area for healthcare.

 

But let's look at a similar case.

Earthquake hits.  Destroys my house.  Totally need to rebuild.

I have a 15% deductible on the earthquake rider on my home (because that's the norm here.)

Which means I gotta come up with 30-40k myself for the repairs.  I have 3 options really

1) Take from all my cash/stock/retirement etc. reserves (including liquidating things like cars etc.)

2) Find a way to finance it (loans, etc.)

3) Declare bankruptcy.

 

And various combinations of these.  That's how the system works. And it's not an unfair system really.  Some people will be able to rebuild, perhaps some rebuild smaller, or take more time.  Some will have to liquidate heavily to do that.

And Some won't be able to. They'll go broke and eventually maybe get back on their feet.

Why don't we treat healthcare in a similar way?

Posted by: tsrblke at August 28, 2013 04:40 AM (GaqMa)

372
So good thing we didn't build that oil pipeline, huh?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 28, 2013 04:41 AM (lnFK0)

373

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 28, 2013 09:31 AM (tOkJB)

 

People still smuggle cigarettes across state lines.

So...there you go.

Posted by: tsrblke at August 28, 2013 04:42 AM (GaqMa)

374 I repeat, your child cannot go hungry in America unless you make that choice. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at August 28, 2013 09:35 AM (cYsVZ) With the constant barrage of messaging for the past 40 years, it is difficult to separate benevolence (Helping people who need it) and malevolence (Getting people addicted to free shit). So many are addicted, without support kids would go hungry. Parents don't give a fuck. So you're either in the let em starve camp or the feed em camp. There isn't much of an in-between.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:42 AM (XIxXP)

375 #363  Jeff,  the point is this:  Michelle Obama has created a program which is causing waste of food, hungry kids,  more expenses for parents, and general mayhem in the school lunch program.

Furthermore,  the people she supposedly cares about are being hurt the most.

School administrators don't like it, parents don't like it, the kids don't like it.  It is a FAILURE.

So when I try to explain why this is a bad program,  I get a bunch of people saying the usual attacks on welfare people,  the parents should send lunches,  blah, blah, blah.

I understand that no one is really starving in America.  I am not a dimwit.  What I do NOT understand is why no one sees that this is a good issue which points out how the Obamas are meddling in all aspects of our lives and making things worse.

It's like the college loan scam.  I have repeatedly tried to explain how kids are being victimized by the government and the schools,  and all anyone here has to say is how they should have known better.  So now Obama is portraying himself as the savior of college loans when HE AND THE UNIVERSITIES HAVE CREATED THE PROBLEM.  

Another opportunity to pry voters out of the dem party is lost because people cannot see the issue as an opportunity,  and instead want to prove how they were smarter than those dumb kids.

I am just disgusted,  so had better log off for a while. 

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 04:43 AM (GoIUi)

376

"Actually, you mean gross revenue of $250k/year. 



From that, the building needs to be purchased/rented. Utilities, maintenance employees, etc. Lunch. And that's assuming a) the parents release the full $25k to the teacher (a bad assumption) and b) the teacher is actually worth that much (also a bad assumption, as any teacher worth a shit has long since fled Detroit). "

 

So, you don't think it's possible for someone to take 250K and rent enough space for 10 kids (preferably within a block of their homes), cater breakfast, lunch and dinner if they need it, keep it clean and heated/air conditioned, lighted, etc? 

 

Also, if that were the deal and the teacher's salary was what was left over, you don't think the best and the brightest wouldn't flock to Detroit to teach?

 

 

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 04:45 AM (u2a4R)

377 "355 Posted by: mindful webworker an at August 28, 2013 09:30 AM (zdOaO)

Yeah, that's what Mrs. Sailor says. You think MLK drive is a war zone, imagine Obama Boulevard.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 09:32 AM (XIxXP)"



This brings up an issue that I think should get more attention.  Most towns of any size have a MLK street, road or boulevard.  All well and good.  If I am in an unfamiliar town, I make it a point to not get a motel room on that street or even to visit the area if I can avoid it.  If I am driving on the interstate, I do not get off for gas at the MLK exit.  It seems to me that it would be a good thing if other black historical figures were honored with streets named after them in the same neighborhoods.  Marcus Garvey, Crispus Attucks, Malcom X, W.E.B DuBoise, Fredrick Douglas all should have streets named after them.  It will serve as an incentive for people to learn more about black history and it is a real courtesy to out of town visitors.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at August 28, 2013 04:45 AM (31Nrp)

378 I did find this amusing-what Rush had to say about Michelle Obama, Obama and the food lunch program: "This is Michelle, she knows better than anybody else about healthy foods 'cause she has a garden. Big whoop. You know, the proof's in the pudding. When her husband gets the chance to eat the way he wants to eat, what does he do? He heads to these Five Guys burger places and gorges on triple decker cheeseburgers and fries and he takes heads of state with him. He doesn't care. They probably got him eating berries and twigs and leaves and everything, too, and he's probably starving. That may be one of the problems."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 04:47 AM (gTN+E)

379 That puppy? racist!

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at August 28, 2013 04:47 AM (1hM1d)

380 That puppy? racist! Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at August 28, 2013 09:47 AM (1hM1d) Name it Zimmerman, It's white and brown.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 04:49 AM (XIxXP)

381 Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 09:43 AM (GoIUi) I agree with your points Miss M, but it's always good to take breaks from this place. Have a good day and God bless.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2013 04:50 AM (gTN+E)

382 jwest at August 28, 2013 09:45 AM (u2a4R) ----------- I think you blithely skip past a lot of business and economic realities in your zeal to push a snake oil solution.

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 04:50 AM (hNNJ5)

383 So good thing we didn't build that oil pipeline, huh? Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 28, 2013 09:41 AM (lnFK0) Eight-dimensional chess, baby!

Posted by: Barky Ochoomba I at August 28, 2013 04:51 AM (XdnQT)

384

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 09:50 AM (hNNJ5)

 

This.

It's still fucking Detroit.  I'm not sure I can come up with a price that would make me move to Detroit, especially if I had to live in the city proper. (Maybe in the burbs, but probably not even then.)

Posted by: tsrblke at August 28, 2013 04:52 AM (GaqMa)

385

"I think you blithely skip past a lot of business and economic realities in your zeal to push a snake oil solution."

 

I'm pretty good at business and economic realities. 

 

With that in mind, it's my contention that a private individual who has a talent for teaching could, with minimal trouble, solve all the logistical problems associated with educating kids and make a good six-figure income at $25,000 per kid.

 

It's also my contention that other individuals would compete to educate those same kids.  From this competition, accountability and results would flow.

 

If the sum of $25,000 per kid was more than what is being spent now, I could see where some would argue.  However, it's less.

 

 

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 04:57 AM (u2a4R)

386 Posted by: Miss Marple at August 28, 2013 09:43 AM (GoIUi) The problem is that among the people commenting here, every possible policy point is each effectively a symbolic representation of a bazillion arguments that have been explored so many times that the paths these arguments follow may as well be etched in stone. Some people don't have patience for the middle parts and just fast-forward to the end. Your point about that particular individual's meddling with child nutrition through her monumentally stupid assault on school lunches is absolutely right. But even so, it is not possible to make that argument without at least indirectly acknowledging that what children eat is the government's (as in, "other people's") business. The other problem is that I, for one, have given up on the idea that the brain-dead, die-hard dependency addicts are salvageable so long as the redistribution mechanism that the federal government has become continues to operate as it operates now. This is relevant because these oxygen thieves will blame everyone except the Obamas and the democrat party no matter what the facts. You cannot beat the other side with this club because it swings in only one direction. That's just how it is. I didn't make it that way, but I'll be damned if I waste another minute pretending like I don't see it.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 28, 2013 05:01 AM (V3kRK)

387

"I'm not sure I can come up with a price that would make me move to Detroit..."

 

 

You must not have children.

 

If you did, and a pure voucher for 25K was being offered, you and thousands of others would band together to buy houses and lots in the same neighborhood just to get that voucher.

 

You would endure the time that your only security would be you and your neighbors looking out for each other and the lack of other city services because the payoff in education for your kids would be so big.

 

Eventually, the people like you would outnumber the people who currently live in Detroit and you would start voting for a more traditional government. 

 

But you would do it.

 

 

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 05:03 AM (u2a4R)

388 Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 09:57 AM (u2a4R) I'm pretty good at business and economic realities. ---------------- Well, you're just words on a screen. You saying something doesn't make it so, and I've not seen anything from you that makes me believe that statement, so.... I mean, for instance, you're assuming a static environment. That's highly unrealistic. You're also falling prey to certain moralistic fallacies which cripple your argument. So you saying that you're good at business and economic realities, well, just isn't very convincing to me. If you were you wouldn't have to rely on cheap straw men like, well: "Navycopjoe argues that the Detroit school system is doing a fantastic job educating the kids there, while only spending $25,000 per year on each one"

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 05:09 AM (hNNJ5)

389
Great Idea, I want the fried twinkie concession on that day.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet Palin/Bolton 2016 at August 28, 2013 09:33 AM (XIxXP)


My buddy went to a big hippie rockfest last weekend and they were selling chocolate dipped bacon strips!

There were still some people selling pocket sammiches filled with some stir-fried stuff that looked like puke (traditional Grateful Dead concert food). It's nice, though, to see some young-uns selling real food (meat) at a concert.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 28, 2013 05:13 AM (tOkJB)

390 jwest at August 28, 2013 10:03 AM (u2a4R) See, posts like that are why I don't believe you when you trumpet your business knowledge.

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 05:16 AM (hNNJ5)

391

"Navycopjoe argues that the Detroit school system is doing a fantastic job educating the kids there, while only spending $25,000 per year on each one"

 

That is the argument.

 

You're either saying that the money spent by the Detroit (and other inner-city) school systems is well spent and that vouchers are a bad idea or you're not.

 

I think for a while there, you and others were thinking that these public school systems were costing far less and that the figure of 25K was a crazy large number.  Now, you're starting to figure out what the actual costs are but you can't back down from your anti-voucher position.

 

"...certain moralistic fallacies which cripple your argument."

 

What "moralistic fallacies" are you talking about?

 

 

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 05:18 AM (u2a4R)

392 jwest at August 28, 2013 10:18 AM (u2a4R) False dilemma. As for your perception of "backing down," straw man, unless you want to point out the specific post that justifies your belief that I think or ever thought the number is "crazy large." With the number of fallacies you rely upon to make your argument, is it any wonder your credibility on this issue is less than stellar?

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 05:23 AM (hNNJ5)

393 Kids, did you know cannabis is great bug-repelling garden edge crop? Pretty, too.

Posted by: Sesamee Street Cannabis Monster at August 28, 2013 05:24 AM (crLRi)

394

"With the number of fallacies you rely upon to make your argument..."

 

You keep using this word "fallacies".  I don't think it means what you think it does.

 

What is it you think is not right?

Posted by: jwest at August 28, 2013 05:27 AM (u2a4R)

395 jwest at August 28, 2013 10:27 AM (u2a4R) And now comes the intellectual bullying.

Posted by: @JohnTant at August 28, 2013 05:31 AM (hNNJ5)

396 And now comes the intellectual bullying. You're missing the point. "It's 'queen' to make it funny." http://youtu.be/wguSXbUe2hw

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 28, 2013 05:38 AM (V3kRK)

397 @6 We backed proto-al Qaeda in Afghanistan from 1979, and fought with them in the Balkans in the 1990s. By now we should know better.

Posted by: Beagle at August 28, 2013 07:26 AM (n6xjq)

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