Peak Vox?

Damn, I wish the British had won the Revolutionary War.

The main reason the revolution was a mistake is that the British Empire, in all likelihood, would have abolished slavery earlier than the US did, and with less bloodshed.

Abolition in most of the British Empire occurred in 1834, following the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act. That left out India, but slavery was banned there too in 1843. In England itself, slavery was illegal at least going back to 1772. Thatís decades earlier than the United States.


Can anyone spot the fallacy in this argument? In 1772, the colonies still belonged to the Crown...and it didnít end slavery here at all. It didnít impact the British slave trade much either; it took William Wilberforce more than three decades to end the British domination of the slave trade in 1807.

Scientists say about a theory so disconnected from reality that it can't even be tested that it's "not even wrong."

Vox pieces are not even wrong. They're not intended to be taken seriously. They are, as Jeff Goldbum described writing articles for People Magazine in the movie The Big Chill, calculated to be read in the time it takes the average person to take a shit.

This just continues the frivolous left's frivolous practice of posting nonsense to get outrage clicks.

Posted by: Ace at 09:21 AM




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1 so is flynn/walker 2016 the plan or what? is that the big plan?

Posted by: kari at July 03, 2015 09:22 AM (anzBx)

2 Early Ace? Must be a full moon.

Posted by: steveegg at July 03, 2015 09:23 AM (cL79m)

3 Kinda early for ace.

Posted by: HH at July 03, 2015 09:24 AM (Qia1Z)

4 Kinda early for ace.


Posted by: HH at July 03, 2015 09:24 AM (Qia1Z)


And on an ostensible holiday of some sort, whose purpose is no longer considered worth mentioning except on a few smart military blogs.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:27 AM (ftVQq)

5 The main reason the revolution was a mistake is that the British Empire, in all likelihood, would have abolished slavery earlier than the US did, and with less bloodshed.


Wow, Vox can see the future, even though it was
a couple of hundred years ago.

How prescient. I wonder if they have this Saturday's winning lottery numbers handy?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:28 AM (eEb+d)

6 Willowed when I posted about my nightmare. Jist as well, I guess.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:28 AM (cbfNE)

7 I always think, when I read something like that, that the writer has an alternative to living in this country. He should exercise that option.

Posted by: huerfano at July 03, 2015 09:28 AM (bynk/)

8 The real lament are the unnamed items: Universal Death Care, universal disarmament of the rubes, and the unlimited power of a parliament to outlaw thoughts and words.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:28 AM (rsudF)

9 Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is only $30.

Hmmm....

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:29 AM (YFw5T)

10 Not bothering to look but did the stupid Vox monkey mention Wilbeforce was Christian?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:29 AM (QU7W6)

11 Kinda early for ace.

Posted by: HH at July 03, 2015 09:24 AM (Qia1Z)


He just wants us to think it's early for him.

Anyway, back on topic - nothing other than the Reichsfluchtsteuer their political masters instituted is keeping Vox from going to Jolly Old England.

Posted by: steveegg at July 03, 2015 09:29 AM (cL79m)

12 I was on a forum where some douchebag was attacking the US b/c we were hanging witches in the 1600s. Duh!!!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:30 AM (iQIUe)

13 Alt hist what ifs are cool.
If the Brits had managed to keep erica, maybe they'd also have managed to keep the other possessions, specially India.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (cbfNE)

14 My slave owning ancestors are the fault of the Brits losing the Revolutionary War. I'm not dumb. Not like people say. I'm schmart!

Posted by: Ben Affleck at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (gwG9s)

15 "Anyway, back on topic - nothing other than the Reichsfluchtsteuer their political masters instituted is keeping Vox from going to Jolly Old England.

Posted by: steveegg at July 03, 2015 09:29 AM (cL79m)"


That would require a live and let live ethos that does not exist within the leftist thought stream.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (rsudF)

16 Vox is the Latin word for retarded.

Posted by: Bivalve Curious at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (/JdQf)

17 Vox is the Latin word for retarded.

Posted by: Bivalve Curious at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (/JdQf)

18 Yup...more fake outrage about slavery. Enough already. Slavery still exits all around the world and even here in the good ol' US of Dumbass. I am not a slave so I do not give 2 shits about those who are. Suck it up buttercup and instead of chains and Simon Legree all you slaves now have Master EBT and Overseer Section 8 making you hope and skip.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (JG47A)

19 San Diegans unable to name who America declared its independence from or when it happened





We have a country full of idiots who don't know a damn thing about the history of this country or history in general

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (DiZBp)

20 What's this? Britain had institutionalized slavery back then, too?

I thought that was a uniquely American happening, given as how (according to the anti-
Christ George Soros) America is the sole enemy of goodness in the world and responsible for each and every bad thing that has ever happened, is happening, or will ever happen.

Who knew?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:32 AM (eEb+d)

21 Speaking of England, here's a British folk band:

http://tinyurl.com/nqt9dfe

Great musicians. Great song. But raycis.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:32 AM (YFw5T)

22 Bruce to really derail the LIVs on witchcraft just remind them of a simple fact. Until the 1960s in the UK, you could still be convicted for practising witchcraft.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (QU7W6)

23 The brits passed laws in India that made the locals second class citizens and economic slaves. So call me unimpressed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

24 That would require a live and let live ethos that does not exist within the leftist thought stream.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (rsudF)


Point noted. I would call them locusts, but that would be an insult to locusts.

Posted by: steveegg at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (cL79m)

25 6 Willowed when I posted about my nightmare. Jist as well, I guess.
Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:28 AM (cbfNE)

I just read the description, and I wish I hadn't. Ugh.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (mx5oN)

26 The Pauli Principle II applies to Vox's babbling here: "It is not only not right, it is not even wrong."

I wouldn't say this to any of the Vox nation. They wouldn't understand how caustic Pauli's statement really is.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the trans-Wookie Original at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (yKLb9)

27 "22 Bruce to really derail the LIVs on witchcraft just remind them of a simple fact. Until the 1960s in the UK, you could still be convicted for practising witchcraft.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (QU7W6)"


Now you are convicted in the UK for disparaging witchcraft.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (rsudF)

28 Uh, the reason the colonies rebelled against the crown is because the colonists felt that they were being treated as unrepresented chattel. Not slavery, but certainly not free either. I find the argument that we should not have rebelled against the greatest Imperial power the world has ever known because in theory we might have seen an end to slavery in the colonies earlier unpersuasive.

I find this article idiotic on many levels and award it no points.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (g1DWB)

29 HH: Kinda early for ace.

Pfft. This little piece of fluff is just Ace stretching & warming up.

He may even be sleep-blogging. In case he's not: Morning, Ace!

Posted by: !mindful webworker - spin spun span spoon! at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (HGnKA)

30 Progressive history=> fantasy past
Progressive economic reports=> fantasy present
Progressive Climate "Science!"=> fantasy future


I'm starting to see a trend here.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (mvenn)

31 Would it be unfair to equate the Prog-Socs with Ebola?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (QU7W6)

32 All my films are really about slavery. And my white guilt.

Posted by: Ken Burns at July 03, 2015 09:35 AM (gwG9s)

33 there's also the fact the Brits relied on Southern cotton, picked by slaves, hence the whole CSS Alabama incident, Seward was able to keep Ole Britannia out mostly because he was an Anglophile as well as an abolitionist,

Posted by: admiral marcus at July 03, 2015 09:35 AM (0u/CC)

34
Speaking of England, here's a British folk band:



http://tinyurl.com/nqt9dfe



Great musicians. Great song. But raycis.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:32 AM (YFw5T)

Bad link!!!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:35 AM (ftVQq)

35 Uh, the reason the colonies rebelled against the crown is because the colonists felt that they were being treated as unrepresented chattel.

I'm pretty sure a helluva lot of us feel the same way right about now.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:36 AM (mx5oN)

36 "29 HH: Kinda early for ace.

Pfft. This little piece of fluff is just Ace stretching & warming up.

He may even be sleep-blogging. In case he's not: Morning, Ace!

Posted by: !mindful webworker - spin spun span spoon! at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (HGnKA)"


He probably just had a bout of indigestion. I'm sure he went back to bed.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:36 AM (rsudF)

37 Shorter Vox: We love the USA, we just wish it had never existed.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at July 03, 2015 09:36 AM (UVfht)

38 "Not even wrong" Heh, that's it exactly.

I doubt we've reached Peak Vox, though.
They'll still have a role in attempting to tell us that the Happy Camps are truly superior to freedom, and three reasons why having our chocolate rations reduced is actually a good thing.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 09:36 AM (NOIQH)

39 The brits passed laws in India that made the locals second class citizens and economic slaves. So call me unimpressed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (iQIUe)



**cough**Catholics in England and Ireland***cough***

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 09:36 AM (DiZBp)

40 There would not have been Slavery in the Colonies had not the Crown and their bankers forced it upon The Virginia Company in 1619 at the threat of losing their Charter. The Arab Slave trade was another scheme foisted upon the world by London speculators. It was Black On Black crime.... African tribes would capture and enslave people from other tribes, and sell them to Muslim Arab slave traders.

And Malcolm X became a Muslim

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (hCdMd)

41 31 Would it be unfair to equate the Prog-Socs with Ebola?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (QU7W6)

Yes, because Ebola doesn't do what it does willfully and maliciously.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (mx5oN)

42 23 The brits passed laws in India that made the locals second class citizens and economic slaves. So call me unimpressed.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

Yes, I think to maintain the empire, Britain would have to keep different laws in each colony vs the laws in England.

So England itself might become slave-free, but not the colonies.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (cbfNE)

43 It also would have meant construction of the Gaza-West Bank bridge would have been completed earlier.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (HstNY)

44 He probably just had a bout of indigestion. I'm sure he went back to bed.

Undercooked hobo.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:37 AM (mx5oN)

45 OR:

Wilberforce would have been ignored because England with access to slave-produced wealth from the resource rich Colonies.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at July 03, 2015 09:38 AM (0MJOU)

46 34
Speaking of England, here's a British folk band:
http://tinyurl.com/nqt9dfe
Great musicians. Great song. But raycis.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:32 AM (YFw5T)

Bad link!!!
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:35 AM (ftVQq)

Crap, Hrothgar. Let's try again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fXHSRx3M5o

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (YFw5T)

47 >>Not bothering to look but did the stupid Vox monkey mention Wilbeforce was Christian?

Doubt it very much.
Probably doesn't even know, choses not to.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (NOIQH)

48 Fantasy, thy name is Vox.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (eEb+d)

49 I'm not going to click on it to be outraged. ;^)

Vox not students of history, eh? Fiigures.

These people, of course, who think that slavery would have been abolished earlier if we had stayed with Britain are the same folks who don't even want to admit that Wilberforce was an Evangelical Christian:


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (OSs/l)

50 I just read the description, and I wish I hadn't. Ugh.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (mx5oN)

Oops, sorry. That could not be helpful with your insomnia.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (cbfNE)

51 It will never, ever end with these people. Every single day is a new assault.

Posted by: Lauren at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (MYCIw)

52
I'm amazed that TinkerBelle ever got out of R&D at Disney since they were considered evil. There were cases over in the UK into the late 1800s where women were accused of being faires were killed by them trying to drive the fairy out of them. One poor women they stuck her head in a fireplace.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (iQIUe)

53


Wow, Ace is up before me.

*drowsy*

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (qCMvj)

54 @votermom: Willowed when I posted about my nightmare. Jist as well, I guess.

Not entirely willowed. I replied. Sorta.

Anyway, open threads roll on and take no notice of Ace posts. Nobody corgies over to an Ace post to comment; it's too crowded.

Posted by: !mindful webworker - confusin' or amusin'? at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (HGnKA)

55 Russian Supply rocket lifted off and will supply the ISS. Hey it's nice to know someone can still get a rocket into space ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (/tNwW)

56
If BackHoe is reading this -- HELLO! Hope you are still alive and kicking!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (iQIUe)

57 >>I'm pretty sure a helluva lot of us feel the same way right about now.

History may not repeat but a lot of the same stuff seems to happen over and over again. Governments get too big and tyrannical and eventually people revolt.

It's the waiting around for a spark that sucks.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (g1DWB)

58 The distemper of which, as a community, we are sick, should be considered rather as a moral than a political malady.

William Wilberforce.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (OSs/l)

59 Hey how much cotton did England grow?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (/tNwW)

60 It's people like this who are responsible for our predicament. They hate the United States, and wish it had never been born.

And Lizzy is dead bang on. These people will happily send us to the camps, while patting themselves on the back for their moral virtue in ridding society of us crimethinkers.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (sdi6R)

61 Wow, Ace is up before me.

*drowsy*


That Ewok coffee is something else.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (eEb+d)

62 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (iQIUe)

Sadly, he is not. He died about six months or more ago.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2015 09:42 AM (OSs/l)

63 Ace, the fact that you felt like you needed to point out the foolishness of the article is indicative of the culture it speaks to. And the Goldblum analogy is righteous.

I am so gonna steal that.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 03, 2015 09:42 AM (WeuzC)

64 As Thor is to frost giants, so ace is to Vox.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at July 03, 2015 09:42 AM (Gosad)

65 50 I just read the description, and I wish I hadn't. Ugh.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (mx5oN)

Oops, sorry. That could not be helpful with your insomnia.
Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (cbfNE)

Eh. I have all kinds of weird random things interrupt my sleep through the night anyway. Last night it was an unconscious detailed hyper-analysis of a video game I'd been playing. I have a hard time getting my brain to shut off.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:42 AM (mx5oN)

66 Posted by: !mindful webworker - confusin' or amusin'? at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (HGnKA)

Went back to look.
Yup. Politics is roach infested right now.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:43 AM (cbfNE)

67 3 Kinda early for ace.
Posted by: HH at July 03, 2015 09:24 AM (Qia1Z)


Perhaps he was awakened from under the pile of blondes, pancakes and cold hobo entrails by a sudden, existential dread. "Is this all there is?"

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at July 03, 2015 09:43 AM (yxw0r)

68 Voxers would loathe Wilberforce:

Let true Christians then, with becoming earnestness, strive in all things to recommend their profession, and to put to silence the vain scoffs of ignorant objectors. Let them boldly assert the cause of Christ in an age when so many, who bear the name of Christians, are ashamed of Him: and let them consider as devolved on Them the important duty of suspending for a while the fall of their country, and, perhaps, of performing a still more extensive service to society at large; not by busy interference in politics, in which it cannot but be confessed there is much uncertainty; but rather by that sure and radical benefit of restoring the influence of Religion, and of raising the standard of morality.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2015 09:43 AM (OSs/l)

69 That Ewok coffee is something else.


***

I find that the fur clogs the filter.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 09:43 AM (mvenn)

70 56
If BackHoe is reading this -- HELLO! Hope you are still alive and kicking!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (iQIUe)


Sadly, no. He died several months ago. That was reported here.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (sdi6R)

71

So what phase in repeating history are we in for next?

We already threw the tea in the Boston harbor.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (qCMvj)

72 "Hey how much cotton did England grow?"

Silly Yankee, that's what we keep our Irish slaves residents for!

Posted by: England at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (MYCIw)

73 61 Wow, Ace is up before me.

*drowsy*

That Ewok coffee is something else.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (eEb+d)

Think kopi luwak, but with Ewoks.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (mx5oN)

74 So Ace was sufficiently outraged to post about this piece of shit clickbait piece, ...

So it worked?

Vox -- Working the old saw that there is no difference between fame and infamy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (lRQ7V)

75 If nothing is based on reason, morals, and the law, then everything can be overturned.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (Dj0WE)

76 Vox attempts to say the American Revolution was about keeping slavery.

Moving the bar to delegitimize the country entirely.

And to sidestep the idea that revolution was about any of the other fundamental rights, thereby making them nothing we need to worry about keeping.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (oVJmc)

77 Sadly, no. He died several months ago. That was reported here.
Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (sdi6R)

===========

RIP

Do you know his real name? Who reported it?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (iQIUe)

78 It was mainly cotton that spurred the slave trade. Know how much cotton is grown in England? Almost none, since cotton requires a warm climate -- like those in India and the southern U.S. states. If the American colonies had remained part of the British Empire, there still would have been a big demand for the cotton produced here -- and manufactured into textiles in Britain -- and that means there still would have been slavery here for most of the time that there was (and perhaps even longer).

The British didn't outlaw slavery before we did because they're a better or more moral people than we are. The British got rid of it sooner because they had less economic need for it on their cold, small, non-cotton-producing island.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (kGrdk)

79 The problem is we are dealing with a large part of the population that are complete idiots. They have been brainwashed in schools that that have taught them nothing but pet leftist causes and to be good little SJWs. They have no concept of history except that it's unfair, racist, sexist and homophobic. They don't know and don't want to know. They are lost beyond a few liberal cliches. And that is exactly what the left wants of them. Easily lead sheep

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (DiZBp)

80 And don't forget the whole slaves -> sugar -> rum -> profit thing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (QU7W6)

81 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fXHSRx3M5o

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:39 AM (YFw5T)


Nice!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (ftVQq)

82 I say we nuke the colonies from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: King Gorge III at July 03, 2015 09:46 AM (gwG9s)

83 I find that the fur clogs the filter.

If you had Caterpillar filters, it wouldn't be a problem.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:46 AM (eEb+d)

84

Meh, I liked Ace's earlier schedule.

He gives us work-out time, prep for dinner time, shopping time, cleaning time, bills paying time, shower time -- basically can get everything done before Ace is up time.

What. To. Do?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 03, 2015 09:46 AM (qCMvj)

85 "Vox attempts to say the American Revolution was about keeping slavery."

That's what they've been saying about the Texas War of Independence for years and years.

Posted by: England at July 03, 2015 09:47 AM (MYCIw)

86 Vox attempts to say the American Revolution was about keeping slavery.







Time to ban the American flag. Maybe replace it with the rainbow one or how about the old red one with yellow hammer and sickle?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 09:47 AM (DiZBp)

87

and I haven't yet mowed the lawn.

But, about this post...

How do we render a site like Vox irrelevant, for real?

How do we hit their wallet?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 03, 2015 09:47 AM (qCMvj)

88 Hey, Fenelon, did you read the ONT's link to "Isaiah's Job?" I recommend it highly to you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:47 AM (eEb+d)

89 Oh geez in Yellowstone a bison has gored to death a woman.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:48 AM (QU7W6)

90 Yes, BB. I did read that; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2015 09:48 AM (OSs/l)

91 Off limey sock.

Posted by: Lauren at July 03, 2015 09:49 AM (MYCIw)

92 I'm amazed that TinkerBelle ever got out of R&D at Disney since they were considered evil. There were cases over in the UK into the late 1800s where women were accused of being faires were killed by them trying to drive the fairy out of them. One poor women they stuck her head in a fireplace.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (iQIUe)

--

Not quite sure when fairies went from being considered sinister and dangerous to being considered cute and charming. Sometime mid to late 19th century would be my guess.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:49 AM (cbfNE)

93


That Ewok coffee is something else.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:41 AM (eEb+d)

Passed a car yesterday with the license plate "EWOKS", the windows were heavily tinted so I couldn't tell if it was really Ace!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:49 AM (ftVQq)

94 Fractured history- If we had included gayrriage in the Bill of Rights, James Buchanan could have hooked up with Millard Fillmore and would not have had to live alone in the White House. And Matthew Shepard would still be alive.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 09:49 AM (mvenn)

95 Juicy Juicebox is likely arguing that b/c the English homeland had ostensibly outlawed overt slavery in 72 it was settled.

Silly of course there was still defacto indentured contract slavery and poor houses...

I'm interested in Chuck Tard opining he's a referee....

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (/4AZU)

96 "89 Oh geez in Yellowstone a bison has gored to death a woman.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:48 AM (QU7W6)"


If we would have remained good little British subjects that would have never happened.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (rsudF)

97 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (iQIUe)

I'm sorry; I can't recall who saw that reported somewhere. He was such a nice man as he presented himself on this board, wasn't he?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (OSs/l)

98

btw, that Free Beacon post about the real issue with the Hillary emails is eerie. It really shows a deeper issue with ALL OF THEM.

THE FAX OF LIFE

COLUMN: HILLARY'S EMAILS INDICT THE SELF-REGARDING CULTURE OF WASHINGTON


someone's thinkin' over there (as here; as here)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (qCMvj)

99 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:48 AM

Waaaaiiitttt for it.... Is there anything AGW can't do?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (WeuzC)

100 Not quite sure when fairies went from being
considered sinister and dangerous to being considered cute and
charming. Sometime mid to late 19th century would be my guess.



Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 09:49 AM (cbfNE)


Sounds about right!

Posted by: J M Barrie at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (ftVQq)

101 And don't forget the whole slaves -> sugar -> rum -> profit thing.
________________________

Yes, sugar cane is another warm-weather crop that doesn't grow in England.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (kGrdk)

102 To understand how this Vox trip e was written and posted (do we think there's at least one editor who read and approved it?) you should read the transcript of Hugh Hewitt interviewing one of these young DC intellects.
It's not only that they're ignorant, it's that they don't care to learn more about the subjects in which they write.

They think it's perfectly OK relying on what they recall from school + discussing it w/other writers (whom they consider experts) + an hour or so of research on the internet. Seriously, we can Horde-source a better article than Vox in an hour, these guys are so blissfully ignorant.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/embarrass-journalists/

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 09:50 AM (NOIQH)

103 Passed a car yesterday with the license plate "EWOKS", the windows were heavily tinted so I couldn't tell if it was really Ace!
Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:49 AM (ftVQq)


Did it have a Flynn for Congress bumper sticker?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 03, 2015 09:51 AM (qCMvj)

104 Not quite sure when fairies went from being considered sinister and dangerous to being considered cute and charming.

*****


...annnnd votermom tees it up for the Horde...

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 09:51 AM (mvenn)

105 89 Anna Puma,

I'm going with Timmy Treadwell syndrome...

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at July 03, 2015 09:52 AM (/4AZU)

106 Betsy Ross: Raycis H8TR

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:52 AM (YFw5T)

107 The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/dunvegan.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:52 AM (QU7W6)

108 Not going to read it, but does the Vox idiot note that the Constitution held the 3/5 compromise to limit the power of the slave-holders?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 09:52 AM (oVJmc)

109 I miss Backhoe, too. He was an interesting fellow.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:53 AM (eEb+d)

110 Their Vote Counts Twice As Much As Yours Does Dept.:

More Mark Dice Independence Day interviews to make you feel great about our nation's future.

How many stars on the American flag?
https://youtu.be/ykDxdXJwdAg

What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
https://youtu.be/kyhCOPh48ew

U.S. Citizens Sign Petition to Ban the American Flag & Issue a New Design for the New World Order!!!
https://youtu.be/lZZFucr0yBk

Posted by: !mindful webworker - 57 stars? at July 03, 2015 09:53 AM (HGnKA)

111 It was mainly cotton that spurred the slave trade.

Slavery was winding down until some Connecticut Yankee invented the cotton gin.

Posted by: fluffy at July 03, 2015 09:54 AM (2iV3X)

112 The park is ours! We're taking it back!

Posted by: Bisons of Anarchy at July 03, 2015 09:54 AM (gwG9s)

113 Posted by: !mindful webworker - 57 stars? at July 03, 2015 09:53 AM (HGnKA)


And they probably vote twice (at least).

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 09:54 AM (ftVQq)

114 Posted by: Bisons of Anarchy at July 03, 2015 09:54 AM (gwG9s)

I truly laughed out loud. Good one.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:55 AM (mx5oN)

115 The park is ours! We're taking it back!

Posted by: Bisons of Anarchy at July 03, 2015 09:54 AM (gwG9s)


*****



Splitters!!!

Posted by: Anarchic Bisons at July 03, 2015 09:55 AM (mvenn)

116 "108 Not going to read it, but does the Vox idiot note that the Constitution held the 3/5 compromise to limit the power of the slave-holders?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 09:52 AM (oVJmc)"


Of course not. Leftists don't understand that clause at all. They believe its intent was to actually classify slaves as sub-human.

Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:56 AM (rsudF)

117 112 Bisons of Anarchy,

Good luck boys...when I get to the Big MT Imma Gonna Eat Y'all....

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at July 03, 2015 09:56 AM (/4AZU)

118 77 Sadly, no. He died several months ago. That was reported here.
Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:44 AM (sdi6R)

===========

RIP

Do you know his real name? Who reported it?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:45 AM (iQIUe)


No, I don't, but I "knew" him from another blog, and I believed the report of his death was genuine.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:56 AM (sdi6R)

119 Passed a car yesterday with the license plate "EWOKS", the windows were heavily tinted so I couldn't tell if it was really Ace!

Quasi-similar: I got behind a car with a license plate frame that read on top: Like a leaf on the wind.

Bottom: Wash is my copilot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 09:56 AM (eEb+d)

120 As another lefty said on twitter, this isn't even a hot take any more. "America is bad and you should feel bad" is pretty much the consensus, not the #slatepitch.

Posted by: bjk at July 03, 2015 09:57 AM (x2rNW)

121 What the hell is this country going to look like when I am 90 for god's sake?

Posted by: Janetoo at July 03, 2015 09:57 AM (iZ4xs)

122 >>The park is ours! We're taking it back!


Ya sure about that?

Posted by: Yellowstone Caldera at July 03, 2015 09:57 AM (NOIQH)

123 The park is ours! We're taking it back!



Posted by: Bisons of Anarchy at July 03, 2015 09:54 AM (gwG9s)





*****







Splitters!!!

Posted by: Anarchic Bisons at July 03, 2015 09:55 AM (mvenn)

You're embarking on a very divisive path, my fellow Bison!

Posted by: Small Government Bisons at July 03, 2015 09:57 AM (ftVQq)

124 121 What the hell is this country going to look like when I am 90 for god's sake?
Posted by: Janetoo at July 03, 2015 09:57 AM (iZ4xs)

A boot, stamping on a human face - forever.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 03, 2015 09:58 AM (mx5oN)

125 And Matthew Shepard would still be alive.
______________________

But only because he would have gotten married and moved away from Wyoming with his gay husband, so that he wouldn't have still been dealing drugs and turning tricks and ripping off his fellow Wyoming drug dealers and making them mad enough to beat him to death the way they did.

Of course, since psychologists tell us that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, there is a good chance that Matthew would have ended up in the same activities in the new state that he moved to, and so it's possible that both he and his gay husband would have ended up beaten to death by enraged drug dealers that they'd ripped off.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 03, 2015 09:58 AM (kGrdk)

126 Now I'm sad. I use to ask about him for years and all I got was a sighting on another forum which was already years old. If I remembered the name of the forum, I wd go ask over there.

Remembered one of his wives was named Emily and googled it and found comments on FR up until a year ago. Didnt think he was that old though he had bad arthritis.

http://goo.gl/5qMPDO

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 09:58 AM (iQIUe)

127 Now you are convicted in the UK for disparaging witchcraft.
Posted by: NotCoach at July 03, 2015 09:34 AM (rsudF)


Now you get convicted for violation of NHS statutes, and practicing medicine without proper licensing.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2015 09:58 AM (3pRHP)

128 *looks left and right*

I am not even trying and a meme springs forth fully formed...

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:58 AM (QU7W6)

129
Had the Brits won, we'd have "colour" and "honour" instead of humdrum "color" and "honor"

'Course, we'd be Southern Canadians...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 09:59 AM (VLTL9)

130 Clearly, all place-names derived from Native American culture must be purged.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 09:59 AM (YFw5T)

131
My slave owning ancestors are the fault of the Brits losing the Revolutionary War. I'm not dumb. Not like people say. I'm schmart!

Posted by: Ben Affleck at July 03, 2015 09:31 AM (gwG9s)









Smart? *snort*

I want a divorce.

Posted by: Jennifer Garner at July 03, 2015 10:00 AM (+OXwX)

132

Don't forget to put up your flags (if you don't normally wave them 24/7).


(I sense Ace will be leaving early for the holidays today. Good for him if so.)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: finishing up my Cherry Pie at July 03, 2015 10:00 AM (qCMvj)

133 Alt History.

Someone should start a genre about that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:00 AM (VPLuQ)

134


What are they playing at?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: finishing up my Cherry Pie at July 03, 2015 10:01 AM (qCMvj)

135 "Don't forget to put up your flags"

My Gadsden flag is up.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:01 AM (YFw5T)

136 Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good."

Posted by: Lauren at July 03, 2015 10:01 AM (MYCIw)

137 I'm still pissed off about the War of 1812.

IF ONLY THE PRINCE REGENT HAD SAVED US FROM OUR ROTTEN SELVES!!!

Posted by: Phinn at July 03, 2015 10:01 AM (DLUnW)

138 A public good? "Give me Life, Liberty, and Tampons!"

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 10:02 AM (QU7W6)

139 >>Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good."

What would that accomplish - a different tax?

Posted by: Yellowstone Caldera at July 03, 2015 10:02 AM (NOIQH)

140 Had the Brits won, we'd have "colour" and "honour" instead of humdrum "color" and "honor"

--

Gaol instead of jail.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 10:03 AM (cbfNE)

141 "Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good." "

Are tampons currently considered a medical device, and subject to the medical device tax?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:03 AM (VPLuQ)

142 As another lefty said on twitter, this isn't even a hot take any more. "America is bad and you should feel bad" is pretty much the consensus, not the #slatepitch.

I cannot comprehend nor understand that opinion in any country, let alone ours. Russia maybe, but it's because they have a rather consistent history of aggression against other nations and brutal oppression it's own people. Their body count is rather high compared to ours.

Yeah, we have our problems like any society, but does any other country have it's history twisted like ours has been? Does any other country demonstrate such self-loathing? Methinks not.

If it does, I surely haven't heard of it. I'm sure Cuba thinks it's wonderful.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 10:03 AM (eEb+d)

143 No, I don't, but I "knew" him from another blog, and I believed the report of his death was genuine.
Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 09:56 AM (sdi6R)
=========
What was the name of the other blog? I would like to go and read it and try to find out any other info on him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:04 AM (iQIUe)

144 Are tampons currently considered a medical device, and subject to the medical device tax?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Unless they are used for a fashion accessory.

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 03, 2015 10:04 AM (hCdMd)

145 Tampons? If PIV is rape then so must TIV.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 10:05 AM (cbfNE)

146 Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good."

Mitt Romney could have saved us from all this.

Seriously, lefties really need a lot of back-patting from everyone else to feel positive about their genitals, don't they?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:05 AM (oVJmc)

147 "What would that accomplish - a different tax?"

It's even stupider than that. Their argument is that since we have free toilet paper in all bathrooms, we should also have free tampons, because EQUALITY!

Posted by: Lauren at July 03, 2015 10:05 AM (MYCIw)

148 REVISIONIST HISTORY (TM): If Henry VIII had stopped at only three wives women's suffrage would have been enacted in 1822.

Posted by: Anarchic Bisons at July 03, 2015 10:06 AM (mvenn)

149
Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good."








At least up until some rabble-rousing SJW notes that the use of tampons involve penetration. Oh, the confusion.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 03, 2015 10:06 AM (+OXwX)

150 144 Mr Wizard,

The IRS disagweed...

//Mewissa Hawiss Pewwy

Posted by: The Smiling Bandit@sven10077 at July 03, 2015 10:07 AM (/4AZU)

151
If tampons are a public good, will all earrings get the same treatment?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:07 AM (VLTL9)

152 More Mark Dice Independence Day interviews to make you feel great about our nation's future.



How many stars on the American flag?

https://youtu.be/ykDxdXJwdAg



What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?

https://youtu.be/kyhCOPh48ew



U.S. Citizens Sign Petition to Ban the American Flag Issue a New Design for the New World Order!!!

https://youtu.be/lZZFucr0yBk

Posted by: !mindful webworker - 57 stars? at July 03, 2015 09:53 AM (HGnKA)

The victory of our school system and teachers unions over proper education.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:07 AM (DiZBp)

153 So this crap is most definitely NOT Treason, but simply acknowledging the existence of the Confederacy IS.

Got it.

Posted by: Jaws at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (Rbtz3)

154
An elderly neighbor died in May. He had become so difficult I pretty much avoided him as much as possible which made him more difficult. I feel bad but then any contact with him resulted in him making bizarre accusations. I realize that he was suffering from dementia but I didnt want the cops knocking on my door b/c he had called them on me.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (iQIUe)

155 Lauren this should derail these serious thinkers.

"So what happens if someone using a public tampon suffers Toxic Shock Syndrome. Who gets sued?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (QU7W6)

156 If tampons are a public good, will all earrings get the same treatment?

This could very quickly get fabulous.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (YFw5T)

157 It's even stupider than that. Their argument is that since we have free toilet paper in all bathrooms, we should also have free tampons, because EQUALITY!
--

Um, there is no free TP in most commie public restrooms.
Have they BEEN to Venezuela?

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (cbfNE)

158 REVISIONIST HISTORY (TM): If William Wallace had defeated Longshanks we'd all be wearing dresses now.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (mvenn)

159
"What would that accomplish - a different tax?"



It's even stupider than that. Their argument is that since we have
free toilet paper in all bathrooms, we should also have free tampons,
because EQUALITY!





Posted by: Lauren at July 03, 2015 10:05 AM (MYCIw)


I'd posit that next up would be "free condoms" but that would probably be interpreted as exercising "Male Privilege".

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (ftVQq)

160 Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good."





Posted by: Lauren at July 03, 2015 10:01 AM (MYCIw)


No tampons! No peace!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (DiZBp)

161 Clearly, all place-names derived from Native American culture must be purged.

Isn't it ironic that politicians in a city named after a slaveholder refuse to support a football team with a name they don't like?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (oVJmc)

162 78 years and one day later, Amelia Earhart is still missing.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (JO9+V)

163 The victory of our school system and teachers unions over proper education.

Somewhere in the bowels of Chicago, Little Billy Ayers is fapping furiously.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (eEb+d)

164 NASCAR trying its damnedest to commit suicide.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (BZAd3)

165 Posted by: Anarchic Bisons

Soon.

Posted by: Prairie Dog family at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (2iV3X)

166 So this crap is most definitely NOT Treason, but simply acknowledging the existence of the Confederacy IS.



Got it.

Posted by: Jaws at July 03, 2015 10:08 AM (Rbtz3)

Obviously our public schools are succeeding in their task!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:10 AM (ftVQq)

167 158 Who says I'm not???

Posted by: MAx at July 03, 2015 10:10 AM (YJeFl)

168
Vox: the place where the lowest common denominator is much lower than you can imagine.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:10 AM (VLTL9)

169 >>It's even stupider than that. Their argument is that since we have free toilet paper in all bathrooms, we should also have free tampons, because EQUALITY!


OMFG - These women expect to be taken seriously when they don't even want to be held responsible for keeping a tampon on hand?

Just....wow.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 10:10 AM (NOIQH)

170 55 Russian Supply rocket lifted off and will supply the ISS. Hey it's nice to know someone can still get a rocket into space ha?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 09:40 AM (/tNwW)


The last Russian Progress launch failed in April.

The Russian attitude is, "We *think* we know what went wrong, so let's give it another shot."

The American attitude it to try to nail down the cause of the failure and fix it, which tends to result in longer delays.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 10:11 AM (sdi6R)

171 I just realized... it's...

4th of July Eve!

Tonight, Uncle Sam slips down the chimney of all the good little citizens and leaves them gifts of hot dogs, cherry pie, star spangled banners, ammunition, books by Mark Levin, and tons and tons of bright, noisy, colorful fireworks.

Tomorrow morning, the little citizens will rise from their beds in joyous anticipation of the day. They will run to look under the Liberty Tree (well watered) for their gifts, to marvel and share with one another.

Although the celebrations will be enthusiastically boisterous, ceremonies and sermons will remind us of the solemn cause for our celebration, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and about instituting government which secures those rights. Then we end the day in prayer, thankfulness, and worship.

Merry Independence Day!

Posted by: !mindful webworker - jingle sparklers! jingle sparklers! at July 03, 2015 10:11 AM (HGnKA)

172 No tampons! No peace!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (DiZBp)

Well that is probably true

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:11 AM (/tNwW)

173
It's even stupider than that. Their argument is that since we have
free toilet paper in all bathrooms, we should also have free tampons,
because EQUALITY!


What about womyn who use pads? What kind of pads? What kind of tampons? What about pre- or post-menopausal womyn? How does this help them? What about pre-op transwomyn? How dare you not offer equal accomodation to your transgender transsisteren?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:12 AM (oVJmc)

174 >>I'd posit that next up would be "free condoms" but that would probably be interpreted as exercising "Male Privilege".


Oh, those have been available for forever.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

175 I was on a forum where some douchebag was attacking the US b/c we were hanging witches in the 1600s. Duh!!!

We got better.

Posted by: A newt at July 03, 2015 10:12 AM (W5DcG)

176 Merry Independence Day!

Thread winner!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at July 03, 2015 10:12 AM (eEb+d)

177 Vox is where there the arrogant dimwits go to get money.

They like money.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (MQEz6)

178 Now if the Confederacy had had tanks, planes and nuclear submarines the war might have turned out differently. Now that's shear speculation but I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Shelby Foote Outakes at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (gwG9s)

179 The NY Bergen Record is the worst kind of liberal rag and today it is pushing the bullshit that Fireworks is bad, berry berry bad, for the environment. Jesus guys give it break.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (/tNwW)

180
OMFG - These women expect to be taken seriously when they don't even want to be held responsible for keeping a tampon on hand?

Clearly, they should remain at home with their parents, never go to college because it overloads their fragile brains and psyches and learn the domestic arts while their parents put together an arranged marriage for them.

We Be Wymyns, Here Us Bore!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (VLTL9)

181 155

The evil corporation who manufactured it. Duh.

Posted by: joe at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (ewF4p)

182 Government out of my vagina, except for buying the birth control and providing the stopper for my womynly flow!

/sheesh

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (oVJmc)

183 Now if the Confederacy had had tanks, planes and
nuclear submarines the war might have turned out differently. Now that's
shear speculation but I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Shelby Foote Outakes at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (gwG9s)



If only they set up a Twitter page they could have tweeted their way to victory

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (DiZBp)

184 Gerald Ford just called and told me the article was good.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (aFBd5)

185
Its all bullshit...by design.

Posted by: Soothsayer at July 03, 2015 10:15 AM (0lw2Y)

186 VOX: SMART TAKES!

/George Takei Voice

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:15 AM (oVJmc)

187 Meanwhile the Very Serious Thinkers in NYC are trying to make tampons a "public good."


****

The sun shines east, the sun shines west,
I know where the sun shines best
Mammy,
My little mammy,
My tampon strings are tangled around Alabammy.

Posted by: Al Jolson, menstrual singer at July 03, 2015 10:15 AM (mvenn)

188 Libs in this country are going to read this and stars of luuvv will form in their eyes:

http://tinyurl.com/qzuvxyk

UK police join with... idiots to launch knife buyback program.

This should work wonderfully.

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at July 03, 2015 10:15 AM (BZAd3)

189 Got to get to the yard work, but thanks to whomever suggested Cream Drop Biscuits in the Sunday Food Thread. Used that recipe this AM to make blueberry scones. Very nice!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:15 AM (ftVQq)

190 Now if the Confederacy had had tanks, planes and nuclear submarines the war might have turned out differently. Now that's shear speculation but I'm just sayin'.
Posted by: Shelby Foote Outakes at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (gwG9s)

Well funny you should say that. Now if we refought the Civil War today........

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:15 AM (/tNwW)

191 I was on a forum where some douchebag was attacking the US b/c we were hanging witches in the 1600s. Duh!!!

--

There's a tv series called Salem which is rather trashy / cheesy but the premise is cool. The witch trials were actually orchestrated by a secret cabal of real witches as a way to sacrifice the blood of innocent souls in a grand ritual.
Waiting for season 2.

Posted by: @votermom at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (cbfNE)

192 Vox: If the Revolutionary War had not happened, we would have been successfully dividing by zero decades ago.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (MQEz6)

193 183 Now if the Confederacy had had tanks, planes and
nuclear submarines the war might have turned out differently. Now that's
shear speculation but I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Shelby Foote Outakes at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (gwG9s)

They had a sub.

http://www.hunley.org/

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (YFw5T)

194 78 years and one day later, Amelia Earhart is still missing.
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2015 10:09 AM (JO9+V)


BEST FEMALE PILOT EVAR!!

You know what they say, female pilots and virgins have to die young in order to be remembered. Amelia was both.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (Dj0WE)

195
Al Jolson, menstrual singer

I LOLed

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (VLTL9)

196 If only they set up a Twitter page they could have tweeted their way to victory


Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (DiZBp)

#ShermanGoHome

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:17 AM (ftVQq)

197 I have never seen so many threadwinners on a single post.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 10:17 AM (sdi6R)

198 182 ....Government out of my vagina,

Well if something as big as the government fits...

Posted by: Mr Wizard at July 03, 2015 10:17 AM (hCdMd)

199 Everybody is a threadwinner!

Posted by: Oprah at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (2iV3X)

200 You know what they say, female pilots and virgins have to die young in order to be remembered. Amelia was both.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (Dj0WE)

Wow, you guys will believe anything ha?

Posted by: Virgin Mary at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (/tNwW)

201
199 Everybody is a threadwinner!

Posted by: Oprah at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (2iV3X)


Why are our prizes covered in mayonais... never mind.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (VLTL9)

202 Too stupid to comment over.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at July 03, 2015 10:19 AM (VXYfi)

203 Lucy, you have some Voxsplainin' to do!

Posted by: Zombie Ricky Ricardo at July 03, 2015 10:19 AM (Dwehj)

204 Everybody is a threadwinner!
Posted by: Oprah at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (2iV3X)


Do I have to pay the tax on it?

Posted by: Thread loser at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (W5DcG)

205 I don't think there's any such thing as "peak Vox".

They will always find something really stoopid to say that's even more stoopid than the last stoopid thing they said.


Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (u07AL)

206 Now if the Confederacy had had tanks, planes and
nuclear submarines the war might have turned out differently. Now that's
shear speculation but I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: Shelby Foote Outakes at July 03, 2015 10:13 AM (gwG9s)


If only they set up a Twitter page they could have tweeted their way to victory
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:14 AM (DiZBp)


Can you imagine if Shelby Foote had a twitter page? All three of those books, 140 characters at a time... I bet it could be done, they were full of interesting little tidbits.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (Dj0WE)

207
#ShermanGoHome

#ShermansCampFollowersAreTrannies

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (VLTL9)

208 Everybody is a threadwinner!

Posted by: Oprah at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (2iV3X)


****


Gee, thanks Oprah! Hey, wait a second, this is just a crappy participation trophy!

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (mvenn)

209
197
I have never seen so many threadwinners on a single post.



I was thinking the same thing. Vox's stupidity really brings out the best in us.

Posted by: Phinn at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (DLUnW)

210 Not only can the government not confer dignity, George Takei cannot confer racial authenticity.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (oVJmc)

211
Did Sliders ever do an episode with a past that involved a British victory?

Posted by: Soothsayer at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (0lw2Y)

212 Do I have to pay the tax on it?


Skin in the game, baby.

Posted by: Slow Uncle Joe Biden at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (Dwehj)

213 You know what they say, female pilots and virgins have to die young in order to be remembered. Amelia was both.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 10:16 AM (Dj0WE)

Wow, you guys will believe anything ha?
Posted by: Virgin Mary at July 03, 2015 10:18 AM (/tNwW)


By "virgin" I meant carpet muncher.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (Dj0WE)

214
What you call "peak Vox", everybody else calls
"flaccid dick"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (VLTL9)

215 Did vox venture an opinion on the whole impressed sailors/ war of 1812 thing?

Posted by: Lea at July 03, 2015 10:22 AM (xDVhR)

216 Was George Takei interned by the Klingons?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 10:22 AM (W5DcG)

217 Snippet from the Bookthread announcing backhoe's death: http://minx.cc:1080/?post=353731

"R I P

Perhaps some of you know the moron commenter who went by the nic 'backhoe'. I have been informed that he has passed away in his sleep a week ago Thursday. I remember him always speaking fondly of his wife Emily, who died young, how he missed her terribly. Looks like he went to be with her again.

A memorial page has been set up for him here."

The link is to http://tinyurl.com/q2mgo7x

Posted by: Grump928(C) can google at July 03, 2015 10:22 AM (rwI+c)

218 This is quite for the 4th. Usually the firecrackers start a week in advance and then get more frequent. Again, I feel sorry for the critters.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:22 AM (iQIUe)

219 If the Ewoks had been riding enraged bison... I can make that happen at ILM!

Posted by: George Lucas: Tweaker at July 03, 2015 10:22 AM (gwG9s)

220 I dunno. If the Brits had won, we'd all be speaking English. Our Mexican friends wouldn't like that.

Posted by: Effete foppish ne'er-do-well at July 03, 2015 10:23 AM (bGLSw)

221 Leftists can't stop punishing the US for our slavery 200 years ago because then they'd have to open their eyes to the slavery that currently exists everywhere else on the planet - from Chinese slave labor to Muslim house servants to South American prostitutes.

Posted by: Old Hob at July 03, 2015 10:23 AM (NBhge)

222 Not in a million years...

http://tinyurl.com/ongznst

Oregon judge issues gag order against opposing gay marriage.

Ha! You said it wouldn't happen!

The jokes on you!

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at July 03, 2015 10:23 AM (BZAd3)

223 Thank you , Grumpy.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:23 AM (iQIUe)

224 George Takei was interred by FDR, and he'd STILL vote for him.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:23 AM (oVJmc)

225 Rest in Peace, backhoe.

Posted by: eman at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (MQEz6)

226 Mr. Sulu, I said "tribbles", not "gerbils", dammit.

Posted by: Capt. James Tiberius Kirk at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (Dwehj)

227 By "virgin" I meant carpet muncher.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (Dj0WE)

I've been dead a couple thousand years but word is the "carpet" is no longer in fashion anymore?

Posted by: Virgin Mary at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (/tNwW)

228 Three men were killed and another five people wounded across the city since Thursday afternoon. Chicago


Three people were shot, one fatally, in Baltimore on Thursday, according to police

Black lives matter!

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (WQLtV)

229
George Takai is consumed with impotent rage because NdGTysonChickenFingers chose Bill Nye to be his Sancho Panza rather than him.

How fulfilling can it be to be a frequent poster for I 'Effin' Luv Science?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (VLTL9)

230 221
Leftists can't stop punishing the US for our slavery 200 years ago
because then they'd have to open their eyes to the slavery that
currently exists everywhere else on the planet - from Chinese slave
labor to Muslim house servants to South American prostitutes.



And Communism, which is just slavery by another name.

Posted by: Phinn at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (DLUnW)

231 Two more things:

I am amused by the idea of ace sleep-posting

And my cousin in the middle of a rant about all this censorship suggested joining daughters of the confederacy. I can't see us actually doing that though. If we even have a chapter here (off to check!)

Posted by: Lea at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (xDVhR)

232 As another lefty said on twitter, this isn't even a hot take any more. "America is bad and you should feel bad" is pretty much the consensus, not the #slatepitch.
__________________

Since America is such an awful, raaaaaacist, oppressive place, why is our prog government encouraging more illegal immigration from Third World countries? If we truly cared about these oppressed brown peoples, we'd be throwing them out of our awful country where they can never hope to be treated fairly or have any opportunities, and sending them back to the diverse paradises from which they came.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (kGrdk)

233 #ShermanGoHome



#ShermansCampFollowersAreTrannies

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:20 AM (VLTL9)


#LincolnSucks#GrantIsADrunk

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:25 AM (DiZBp)

234 Yeah except for the whole Monarchy is Slavery bit.

Posted by: DaveA at July 03, 2015 10:25 AM (DL2i+)

235 I guess it's almost time to start my day ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:26 AM (/tNwW)

236 yes in fact, they did in the first season,

Posted by: admiral marcus at July 03, 2015 10:27 AM (0u/CC)

237 Ace should start a betting pool on when book-burnings will begin.

I say #twoweeks.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:27 AM (YFw5T)

238
Was George Takei interned by the Klingons?

Now available for your reading pleasure in the slash fiction abattoir of the 'net: "George Takei, Klingon Cabin Boy"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:27 AM (VLTL9)

239
backhoe was a man who with an excellent disposition. He had a great attitude and his comments served as a reminder to me to turn the dial down.

Posted by: Soothsayer at July 03, 2015 10:28 AM (0lw2Y)

240 If the crown was reaping the benefits of the cotton boom of the 19th century they would've gladly looked the other way

Posted by: dan at July 03, 2015 10:28 AM (PqxZd)

241 Vox, the digital retard of the blogosphere!

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:28 AM (2X7pN)

242 >>Not quite sure when fairies went from being
considered sinister and dangerous to being considered cute and
charming. Sometime mid to late 19th century would be my guess.

I think Disney made it happen. Even in the original Peter Pan, fairies weren't all that good.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 03, 2015 10:29 AM (g1DWB)

243 Does burning confederate flags and defacing/destroying anything related to the Confederacy in a public space count???

Posted by: #BlackLivesMatter at July 03, 2015 10:30 AM (NOIQH)

244
Vox, what we call the "digital wave of the future", you call "two tin cans connected by a string".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:30 AM (VLTL9)

245 In the original Cast Away screenplay it was me, the volleyball and Amelia Earhart. Jessica Tandy was in the running to play Amelia.

Posted by: Tom Hanks at July 03, 2015 10:30 AM (gwG9s)

246
Backhoes real name was John Thomas Rollinson. He was only 65??? I remember seeing a photo he posted of himself with a big walking stick and straw hat. He looked much older. Well, he lived a full life. Sorry that the website where he posted his love letters to Emily is gone.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:30 AM (iQIUe)

247 Things that should not be mashed together - Mr Sulu and Klingon Pain Sticks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 10:31 AM (QU7W6)

248
Saw a Chevy Voltaic Pile on the road the other day. Funny how that Wave of the Future petered out miles and miles from shore, ain't it?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at July 03, 2015 10:33 AM (VLTL9)

249 In the original Cast Away screenplay it was me, the volleyball and Amelia Earhart. Jessica Tandy was in the running to play Amelia.


****


Yeah, I read for the part of the volleyball, didn't get a callback though.

Posted by: Spalding at July 03, 2015 10:34 AM (mvenn)

250 I absorbed Sulu but he got away.

Posted by: Landru at July 03, 2015 10:34 AM (W5DcG)

251 I was really deflated.

Posted by: Spalding at July 03, 2015 10:35 AM (mvenn)

252 The whole experience left me flat.

Posted by: Spalding at July 03, 2015 10:35 AM (mvenn)

253 Big CNN headline: YOUR MAKING THIS ISLAND DISAPPEAR

You horrible people of the USA: Global Warming and the ocean rising.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 10:35 AM (WQLtV)

254 I knew it was a set-up when they asked me to spike my hair.

Posted by: Spalding at July 03, 2015 10:35 AM (mvenn)

255 How is it that I show up at every dying thread? It would seem unpossible!

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:36 AM (2X7pN)

256 For a while though, I was really pumped.

Posted by: Spalding at July 03, 2015 10:36 AM (mvenn)

257 "The whole experience left me flat."

Ah, shit. Here we go again.

Posted by: Rachel Corrie at July 03, 2015 10:36 AM (YFw5T)

258 So, can't some lib-tard prof. rewrite the history books, declare Britain victorious in the Revolutionary War, and thus erase 100+ years of liberal guilt. I mean, why the f'not? You could download it to the chirrens iPad's easily by next August.




You think I'm joking?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2015 10:37 AM (5buP8)

259 Big CNN headline: YOUR MAKING THIS ISLAND DISAPPEAR

I told you so!

Posted by: Hank Johnson at July 03, 2015 10:38 AM (W5DcG)

260 253 Big CNN headline: YOUR MAKING THIS ISLAND DISAPPEAR

Complete w/grammatical error?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2015 10:38 AM (5buP8)

261 Wash is my copilot.

Not to be driven anywhere the power lines are still above ground.

Posted by: DaveA at July 03, 2015 10:38 AM (DL2i+)

262 I'm watching events to see if the Left is actually going to provoke civil war.

The Oregon judge's gag order moves the needle a bit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (YFw5T)

263 I don't own any island property, so fuck it, let them all sink

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (/tNwW)

264 Commies are famous for rewriting history, expunging history, and changing the meaning of words. That is one of their identifying characteristics and we are swamped with commies in this country.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (iQIUe)

265 I am sure the left prefers absolute monarchs to the whole messy democratic process. They don't like personal responsibility and find freedom burdensome. With freedom, there are just too many choices and some people don't do what is good for them, and we can't allow THAT. Yes, a monarch, even a constitutional monarchy is preferable to the state-worshipping, know towing, sheeple of the left. Yes, let's call the lefties what they really are: traitors. Not just traitors to America, but traitors to freedom. They'd rather have that boot stomping on a human face forever.

Posted by: MistressOverdone at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (BCTRd)

266 Three men were killed and another five people wounded across the city since Thursday afternoon. Chicago


Three people were shot, one fatally, in Baltimore on Thursday, according to police

Black lives matter!


Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 10:24 AM (WQLtV)


Only if they were shot by whitey

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (DiZBp)

267 Looks Like Obama is finally going to get a home cooked meal.

http://tinyurl.com/p988xb4

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (VPLuQ)

268 I thought Obama reversed the rise of the oceans? Or is this the same as the unemployment numbers?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (mvenn)

269 BIG CNN headline: YOUR MAKING THIS ISLAND DISAPPEAR

Did they actually write "Your"?

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:40 AM (2X7pN)

270
These AGW idiots want to transfer billions if not trillions to muslim third world dictators so they can fund their wars.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:41 AM (iQIUe)

271 Saw a Chevy Voltaic Pile on the road the other day. Funny how that Wave of the Future petered out miles and miles from shore, ain't it?

A museum piece in what, 4th or 5th model year?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2015 10:41 AM (5buP8)

272 253 Big CNN headline: YOUR MAKING THIS ISLAND DISAPPEAR



Complete w/grammatical error? I doubt CNN would notice.

How high is the water mama? 6 feet high and rising...

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 10:41 AM (WQLtV)

273 "So, can't some lib-tard prof. rewrite the history books, declare Britain
victorious in the Revolutionary War, and thus erase 100+ years of
liberal guilt."

Nice idea, won't work. The cash cow of White Guilt will still exist, and must exist. Cash cow.

Posted by: Effete foppish ne'er-do-well at July 03, 2015 10:41 AM (bGLSw)

274 "Did they actually write "Your"?
"

No, original CNN article headline is grammatically correct.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:42 AM (VPLuQ)

275 Big CNN headline: YOUR MAKING THIS ISLAND DISAPPEAR


Labelled 'opinion,' note.

Because they will run with it as fact.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:42 AM (oVJmc)

276
NASCAR can kiss my ass. There, now I have said it.

Posted by: The roost aint what it used to be at July 03, 2015 10:42 AM (7GI9v)

277 Did they actually write "Your"?

It's "you're" on their website.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at July 03, 2015 10:42 AM (W5DcG)

278 The Redskins should be renamed the Piledrivers. 'Cause it's all homo and burly and shit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:43 AM (YFw5T)

279 I misread the headline: should have been: "You're making this island disappear"

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 10:44 AM (WQLtV)

280 I don't care. This is the greatest YouTube video ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_8mdH20qTQ

Everybody can put down their cameras and iPhones now. The Internet has been won.

The gradual appearance of the cat and the double take of the pilot are priceless.

Be sure to read all of the comments, which, as you'll note, are worldwide. The pilot, Romain Jantot, explains what happened very clearly. He was giving 20-minute plane rides to paying customers. It was his passenger's first time in an airplane. There was a video camera mounted in the plane to record the experience for the customer. (My dad bought me a similar plane ride when I was 16, but I didn't have the video feature.)

The cat was a mascot who hung around the airport. The pilot knew her. So Jantot's reaction wasn't so much "Holy shit, there's a cat in the wing" as much as "WTF are you doing there?"

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 10:45 AM (sdi6R)

281 "NASCAR can kiss my ass. There, now I have said it."

I want to see them ban any form of that hate filled rainbow flag.
You know, the flag which supporters march under while they spit on Clergy, and yell profanities.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:45 AM (VPLuQ)

282 China's islands must come from somewhere; go pester them, CNN.

Posted by: derit at July 03, 2015 10:45 AM (jT+gh)

283 Mostly peaceful, wise latinas demonstrated and ripped up Ann Coulter's book in front of a bookstore yesterday.
I wonder how many of them were here illegally.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (5buP8)

284 I wonder if they get warnings in Hawaii when a side of those cliffs fall off. Thats why they are so shear - they just crack and slip away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (iQIUe)

285 "NASCAR can kiss my ass. There, now I have said it."

Nobody'll be able to see the races for all the flags. It's really going to be something.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (YFw5T)

286 First I've seen this explanation of why they're preparing for an attack on July 4th (AmericanThinker.com):

The perfect storm of events for an Islamic terror attack is brewing for July 4th this year...It was on the 17th of Ramadan, which just happens to precisely coincide this year with America's Independence Day, that the greatest and most significant battles in Islamic history took place: the Battle of Badr in 624 AD. This battle marked the first significant victory for Islam, as well as the beginning of Mohammed's reign of terror.

Alrighty then...

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (NOIQH)

287 Mr. Sulu, launch the probe to Uranus! We must wipe out the Klingons, once and for all!

Posted by: Capt. James Tiberius Kirk at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (Dwehj)

288 As a guy more clever than I once said, I guess it is plausible that something other than human activity could be the major driving force in global temperatures but it would have to be massive. Something on the order of our own sun.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (mvenn)

289 The Redskins should be renamed the Piledrivers. 'Cause it's all homo and burly and shit.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:43 AM (YFw5T)


The Washington Takeis. But the team can't have any clowns in blackface on the team

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:47 AM (DiZBp)

290 I don't own any island property, so fuck it, let them all sink

Reminds me of Sly Stallone's supermarket scene in Cobra, where the criminal threatens to blow the place up.

Sly says, "Go ahead I don't shop here "!

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:47 AM (2X7pN)

291 They'd rather have that boot stomping on a human face forever.

Posted by: MistressOverdone at July 03, 2015 10:39 AM (BCTRd)

As long it is MY boot and YOUR face, Comrade Citizen!

Posted by: Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin at July 03, 2015 10:47 AM (ftVQq)

292 I can see the rainbow flag being carried around the track at NASCAR by a car. I'd love to see the reaction, but it could happen soon.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2015 10:48 AM (WQLtV)

293 >>I thought Obama reversed the rise of the oceans? Or is this the same as the unemployment numbers?


You must be thinking of the oceans of tomorrow, the skies of tomorrow. That's not going to happen until....tomorrow.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 10:49 AM (NOIQH)

294 Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (mvenn)

Oh get serious, the sun isn't even out at night!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:49 AM (ftVQq)

295 Who will pay for my contraceptives this weekend?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 03, 2015 10:49 AM (NjiZL)

296 "Oh get serious, the sun isn't even out at night!"

Dude has a point.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:49 AM (VPLuQ)

297 I'm not sure how much more liberal revisionists want to dwell over the subject of the Confederate battle flag and the Civil War. It might eventually lead to people doing some research and finding out that the North did not wage war against the South to free the slaves, despite that idea being ubiquitously embraced by people.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (KVRil)

298 As previously mentioned, lots of Israelis getting attacked.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (iQIUe)

299 Reminds me of Sly Stallone's supermarket scene in Cobra

"You're the disease, and I'm [The Cure]."

Posted by: derit at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (jT+gh)

300 Japanese guy appropriates authority to tell a black man he's inauthentic.

Cities burn, careers destroyed, contracts shredded, deaths threatened.

Unless the players fit their roles.

#TakeiApprovedBlackLivesMatter

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (oVJmc)

301 Reminds me of Sly Stallone's supermarket scene in Cobra, where the criminal threatens to blow the place up.

Sly says, "Go ahead I don't shop here "!
Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:47 AM (2X7pN)

back in the day when I was in Dental School, I had a summer job working for Nabisco stocking the shelves in the super markets in harlem and the Bronx around Yankee Stadium and during the Riots in 78 they were burning down the super markets and overtime the news announce another one of mine I jumped for joy since it meant less work for me. Ya gotta love it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (/tNwW)

302 Mr. Sulu, your refrigerator's running. Mr. Sulu, do you have Sir Walter Raleigh in a can?

Posted by: Capt. James Tiberius Kirk at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (Dwehj)

303 Who will carry my mattress for me this weekend?

Posted by: Emma Sulkowicz at July 03, 2015 10:50 AM (NjiZL)

304 So is that:

"You're making this island disappear"
"You're making this island disappear"
"You're making this island disappear"
"You're making this island disappear"
"You're making this island disappear"

OR

"These pretzels are making me thirsty!"?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (mvenn)

305 >>I can see the rainbow flag being carried around the track at NASCAR by a car. I'd love to see the reaction, but it could happen soon.

I recall 20/20 or Dateline doing one of those undercover camera stunts where they had some people dressed up in full Islamic garb walk around a NASCAR event....and absolutely nothing happened. No racists remarks, no little jabs or jostling. Nothing.

So tell me again why NASCAR has to protect the event from eeevil (imaginary)Southern racists?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

306 With the Kennedy Court, we're basically ruled by one unelected old white guy. Good thing we got out from under the monarchy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can google at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (rwI+c)

307 History is a social construct-Voxthink.

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (2X7pN)

308 So, it has been decided: America is the poopiest country in the world.

Love,

Vox

Posted by: pj at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (cHuNI)

309 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:49 AM (VPLuQ)

I mean, like man, the sun is not even "on" half the time, know what I'm sayin'!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:52 AM (ftVQq)

310 Who will I falsely accuse of rape this weekend?

Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 03, 2015 10:52 AM (NjiZL)

311 Who will I falsely accuse of rape this weekend?
Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 03, 2015 10:52 AM (NjiZL)


your dildo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2015 10:53 AM (/tNwW)

312 "22
Bruce to really derail the LIVs on witchcraft just remind them of a
simple fact. Until the 1960s in the UK, you could still be convicted for
practising witchcraft.


Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:33 AM (QU7W6)"

Until the 1960s in the UK you could still be convicted for practicing sodomy.

Until the 1960s the UK still had an empire and was still considered one of the major powers on earth. Coincidence?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 03, 2015 10:53 AM (QHgTq)

313 I recall 20/20 or Dateline doing one of those
undercover camera stunts where they had some people dressed up in full
Islamic garb walk around a NASCAR event....and absolutely nothing
happened. No racists remarks, no little jabs or jostling. Nothing.



So tell me again why NASCAR has to protect the event from eeevil (imaginary)Southern racists?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (NOIQH)


Now how about the same brave little "journalists" walk around a Muslim neighborhood with a rainbow flag.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 03, 2015 10:54 AM (DiZBp)

314 With the Kennedy Court, we're basically ruled by one unelected old white guy. Good thing we got out from under the monarchy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can google at July 03, 2015 10:51 AM (rwI+c)


Yeah, George III is looking better and better, at least he felt some sense of responsibility for his realm.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:54 AM (ftVQq)

315 I'm turning over all of the emails in #twoweeks.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at July 03, 2015 10:54 AM (Dwehj)

316 There was an incident last year where some muslim group in NJ claimed cops were harassing muslims. They had a photo of a fake cop stopping a muslim. The cop was so obviously fake since his uniform had no insigna and he had no gun or other equipment. The muslim was dressed like a fighter with the Northern Alliance. Only the real gullible wd buy into it, ie, my lefty friend. It was so bad that even CAIR objected to what this group did.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

317 Who will I falsely accuse of rape this weekend?

Depends on who you are babysitting!

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:55 AM (2X7pN)

318 "Until the 1960s in the UK you could still be convicted for practicing sodomy."

Until some time recently, Britons were considered to be Subjects of the Monarchy.

Not free men and women.
Subjects.

And this is what the VOX writer desired?


How absolutely fcuking Progressive of this person.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:56 AM (VPLuQ)

319 1. All our men would have those dreamy accents
2. Doctor Who would be on regular TV so I wouldn't have to subscribe to extra cable packages to watch it.
3. We'd all drink tea instead of coffee, which is good because I like tea more than I like coffee.

Posted by: Vox at July 03, 2015 10:56 AM (2jQGY)

320 D@mn!
Who s/b if!

Posted by: Hadoop at July 03, 2015 10:57 AM (2X7pN)

321 According to Wiki, the Marshalls have only been populated for 4000 years, which in geological terms ain't shit.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 03, 2015 10:57 AM (oVJmc)

322 "NASCAR can kiss my ass. There, now I have said it."


*************


NASCAR bores me to tears, but they are famously one of Jesse Jackson's shakedown victims. I suspect the flag thing is related to their Rainbow PUSH "donations."

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at July 03, 2015 10:57 AM (yxw0r)

323 "NASCAR can kiss my ass. There, now I have said it."

I want to see them ban any form of that hate filled rainbow flag.
You know, the flag which supporters march under while they spit on Clergy, and yell profanities.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:45 AM (VPLuQ)

Until they mandate that half of their drivers be black, 15 percent be married to gay partners and 10 percent are transsexual so they can prove their commitment, BOYCOTT!

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at July 03, 2015 10:58 AM (BZAd3)

324 "288
As a guy more clever than I once said, I guess it is plausible that
something other than human activity could be the major driving force in
global temperatures but it would have to be massive. Something on the
order of our own sun.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (mvenn)"

I am copying this here because it is so good. I have nothing to add.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 03, 2015 10:58 AM (QHgTq)

325 304
So is that:



"You're making this island disappear"

"You're making this island disappear"

"You're making this island disappear"

"You're making this island disappear"

"You're making this island disappear"



OR



"These pretzels are making me thirsty!"?


"No honey those jeans don't make your ass look fat."

Posted by: Cave Johnson at July 03, 2015 10:58 AM (2jQGY)

326 Just think...

We could all cook the British way, and have British teeth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:59 AM (VPLuQ)

327 BREAKING: ISIS in the Sinai claim responsibility for rocket attack on southern Israel.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 10:59 AM (iQIUe)

328 Are we going to get Rapey Tuesday next week?

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 03, 2015 11:00 AM (u07AL)

329 Remember the Polish space mission to conduct a manned landing on the sun?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 11:01 AM (VPLuQ)

330 On the downside, if the American revolution failed, we would be slaves to NHS right now.

Nood, btw.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at July 03, 2015 11:01 AM (+2//H)

331 "Yeah, George III is looking better and better, at least he felt some sense of responsibility for his realm.


Posted by: Hrothgar at July 03, 2015 10:54 AM (ftVQq)"

There was the matter of the blue pee and being crazy, though.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at July 03, 2015 11:01 AM (QHgTq)

332 Nobody'll be able to see the races for all the flags. It's really going to be something.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 03, 2015 10:46 AM (YFw5T)


I may actually watch the next one just for that reason.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at July 03, 2015 11:01 AM (CFcIt)

333 "89 Oh geez in Yellowstone a bison has gored to death a woman.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:48 AM (QU7W6)"

Let me guess, she decided to go pet the shaggy beast while she was taking a selfie?

Posted by: Jen the original at July 03, 2015 11:02 AM (WV80V)

334 "BREAKING: ISIS in the Sinai claim responsibility for rocket attack on southern Israel."

This may not end the way they expect it to.

What happens when the interests of Israel and Egypt align militarily?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 11:03 AM (VPLuQ)

335 >>I don't own any island property, so fuck it, let them all sink

I do. Not sinking though.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 03, 2015 11:04 AM (g1DWB)

336
What happens when the interests of Israel and Egypt align militarily?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 11:03 AM (VPLuQ)

=====

They have for decades with a brief interval until that asshole was disposed. It just doesnt get advertised. Egypt has closed the borders to Gaza, destroyed tunnels, blown up houses used for smuggling and no one goes nuts about it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 11:07 AM (iQIUe)

337 BOYCOTT!

Posted by: Semper In Stercus at July 03, 2015 10:58 AM (BZAd3)

Hard to boycott when you never watch it anyway.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at July 03, 2015 11:07 AM (R8hU8)

338 I want to see them ban any form of that hate filled rainbow flag.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2015 10:45 AM (VPLuQ)


Hey, now, wait a minute.

Posted by: Jeff Gordon at July 03, 2015 11:07 AM (yxw0r)

339 Speaking of slavery..."Did Obama Reopen Middle Eastern Slave Markets by Executive Order?"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ozbjm9q

Posted by: Lizzy at July 03, 2015 11:07 AM (NOIQH)

340 All this time I thought the cat was on the outside of the wing. It's less impressive than I thought.

Posted by: Grump928(C) can google at July 03, 2015 11:18 AM (rwI+c)

341 "Oh geez in Yellowstone a bison has gored to death a woman.



Posted by: Anna Puma"

Another victim of the Nature is Nice school of thought.

Posted by: pj at July 03, 2015 11:18 AM (cHuNI)

342 Apart from the logical fallacy of weighing the destinies of entire nations based solely on whether slavery was abolished in 1843 or 1865 (a difference of 22 years, which is trivial when you consider that slavery had been around for thousands), it overlooks a lot of inconvenient facts with regard to Britain's attitude towards slavery.

Yes, Britain partially abolished slavery in its empire in 1834, but that's no different from the partial abolition of slavery that was taking place state by state in the US throughout the republic's antebellum history. Britain finally got around to "abolishing" slavery in India in 1843, but that was more of a legal formality than a hard fact. Though it was not legal to own a slave, it wasn't illegal either, hence it was fully acknowledged that much slavery continued unabated and British colonial administrators turned a blind eye to it in the interests of not creating tensions with powerful natives. This gradually became embarrassing back home, and the Indian Penal Code of 1860 at last made the act of enslaving another person illegal in British India. This did not come into effect until January 1, 1862, so the real difference between Britain and the United States with regard to slavery is about three and a half years.

Ah, but there's more. Throughout the American Civil War, the British government tacitly supported the Confederacy, even going to the extent of building and supplying attack ships for them like the CSS Alabama (for which they later had to pay $15 million in damages to the US, about equal to the amount the US had paid Mexico to acquire California and related territories in 184. They did this with the hope of keeping the United States weak (to explain why they did this, remember that the Polk "54-40 or fight" brouha had happened only 15 years earlier), but the effect was to prolong slavery in North America by keeping the Confederate States above water. Britain shares the guilt in that, just like America.

Furthermore, British policy towards slavery was complicated by their later colonial acquisitions. These places often had long traditions of slavery, and British administrators were reluctant to intervene in them and provoke unrest or rebellion. Hence, slavery continued to exist in the British Empire long, long after it had disappeared from the United States, with the quiet assent of the British government. Slavery abolition happened in these places in a piecemeal fashion, often district by district as British colonial authorities became more confident in the grip they had on their rule and therefore felt more at liberty to impose Western standards on native behavior. Slavery was not thoroughly abolished in Malaya until 1915. Burma finally saw the end of slavery in 1926. The British did not abolish slavery in the Protectorate of Sierra Leone until January 1928; as late as 1927, Sierra Leonean slavers were acquitted in a colonial court (decision by Judge Aitken) on the grounds they had done nothing illegal.

Vox knows nothing about anything this, because Vox.

Posted by: Richard at July 03, 2015 11:23 AM (RChoF)

343 Uh, that's supposed to be 1848 with the closing bracket of a parenthesis next to it, not an emoticon.

Posted by: Richard at July 03, 2015 11:25 AM (RChoF)

344 340 All this time I thought the cat was on the outside of the wing. It's less impressive than I thought.
Posted by: Grump928(C) can google at July 03, 2015 11:18 AM (rwI+c)


The cat was perfectly (purrfectly?) safe as long as she stayed put. The fear was if she tried to jump into the cockpit and missed.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:29 AM (sdi6R)

345 Britain also beheaded a monarch. Britain shows the way.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:32 AM (oKE6c)

346 Dont they tell people to stay away from the Bison? Hell, I wouldnt approach a herd of cows. For a while in the UK cows were killing people right and left b/c they spooked them and they got trampled or penned in against a wall and crushed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 11:33 AM (iQIUe)

347 Uh, that's supposed to be 1848 with the closing bracket of a parenthesis next to it, not an emoticon.


Posted by: Richard at July 03, 2015 11:25 AM (RChoF)

That what eights will do for you

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at July 03, 2015 11:35 AM (R8hU8)

348 Ca you blame the bisons? Look at this shit:

http://goo.gl/BjaKgW

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 11:35 AM (iQIUe)

349 You can see that the bison is going to charge and after he does they still laugh and act like it is a game.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 11:36 AM (iQIUe)

350 #BisonLivesMatter

Posted by: Biso-American Liberation Front at July 03, 2015 11:37 AM (oKE6c)

351 Pamplona National Park: running with from the bulls.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 03, 2015 11:40 AM (oKE6c)

352 In view of how much British policy towards slavery was governed by fear of stirring colonial unrest, it must be doubted whether they would have attempted the empire-wide abolition of slavery in 1834 (or later) had the American colonies remained within the Empire after the putative failure of the American Revolution. Southerners were clearly willing to fight against what they perceived as outside intrusion in their social customs.

Since the British were willing to tolerate slavery in their colonial domains as late as 1928, it could be that the American Revolution actually accelerated the abolition of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, by placing its North American destiny in the hands of a people (North and South) who proved they were willing to spill blood over it, while the fate of Caribbean slavery was detached from Southern interests and hence more easily solvable by British imperial governance, who never demonstrated any willingness to go to wide-scale war over the issue.

Posted by: Richard at July 03, 2015 11:46 AM (RChoF)

353 Look at the video I linked. The poor bison is being surrounded by tourists with cameras. Bison charges and they still yuck it up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 03, 2015 11:47 AM (iQIUe)

354 The cat seemed to be riding along just fine. Note her ears flapping in the slipstream, sort of like a dog hanging his head out of a car window.

Posted by: rickl at July 03, 2015 11:48 AM (sdi6R)

355 Hey Richard.
Whoa. Thanks dude. I knew a little about the chronology but you nailed it.
Slavery has been around almost since the beginning and has rarely been a black-and-white issue. On multiple levels.
People constantly force a cartoon-like history that never existed.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at July 03, 2015 11:54 AM (KG0mU)

356 89 Oh geez in Yellowstone a bison has gored to death a woman.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2015 09:48 AM (QU7W6)


BAN A FLAG!!!

Posted by: Social Justice WARRIOR! at July 03, 2015 12:32 PM (8OfdL)

357 A timeline for ending the slave trade and slavery in the British Empire:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolitionism#British_Empire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_Abolition_Act_1833

Posted by: andycanuck at July 03, 2015 01:05 PM (kivUY)

358 Wilberforce and the Tories helped end slavery in Britain. Gotta feel bad for Vox; in no alternate universe is it the progressives that help end the slave trade. Poor babies, that must really stick in their craw.

Posted by: LizLem at July 03, 2015 02:18 PM (R1r/y)

359 Did Sliders ever do an episode with a past that involved a British victory?

Posted by: Soothsayer at July 03, 2015 10:21 AM (0lw2Y)

Why yes. Yes we did. You blithering idiot!

Posted by: Professor Arturo at July 03, 2015 04:00 PM (CgOBQ)

360 Even people who ideologically agree with Vox (as well as Slate and Salon, for that matter) don't take Vox seriously. They're what Bernie Sanders is for Hillary Clinton, supposed to make the rest of the Left seem sensible.

Posted by: BuddyPC at July 03, 2015 04:29 PM (jfUIE)

361 I'm pretty sure this is a piece designed to discredit, ahead of time, any talk that justifies action against the Establishment by referencing the Revolution, by discrediting the Revolution. The SPLC is already in this business--however, folks who harp about voting rights endlessly are going to have a tough time explaining why a rebellion against not having any political representation at all was illegitimate. Though I'm sure they will try.

Did Vox ever consider the fact that the actions of the British in emancipation were not made in a vacuum? That year of emancipation was 1833. They occurred at a time when England was holding firm on greater expansion of the franchise, and many had fought against the Reform Act of 1832--in other words, the propertied elites were fighting a losing battle against the common man, a fight which would go on for many more decades but which would ultimately end in 1945. Hmm...1832, 1833. I wonder if there was anything going on somewhere else in the Anglosphere that might have put a little bit of pressure on the monied classes of Britain to sacrifice some things. Anything at all--like a commoner becoming ruler of a nation, and who won a battle against monied interests, which could serve as an inspiration for those in England?

Sacrificing West Indian slaveholders to keep the franchise from expanding at home was probably a very easy choice for Parliament, lest folks think what was going on in America could happen in England. And forty years after 1787 served as an inspiration for 1789. I wonder if Vox ever thought of that.

Idiots.

Posted by: "Old Hickory" at July 04, 2015 01:21 AM (UKhBB)

362 The extract should have been dated. I know it would have been written late 1920s or early 1930s. Given
the writers oft expressed approach it was designed to
provoke discussion. Context matters.

Anti Americanism is a much later development.
Possibly much influenced by the Vietnam War.

Posted by: Lillian Bee at July 22, 2015 10:11 PM (0I32x)

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