Morning Thread (1-15-2015)


Looking at the GOP field shaping up for 2016 makes me hope SMOD throws his sizable hat into the ring.


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1 I'd rather he not, myself.

Posted by: HH at January 15, 2015 07:08 AM (Ce4DF)

2 First, the Call to Prayer is now being issued from a chapel with Robert E. Lee carved on its entryway.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 07:08 AM (xq1UY)

3 yay

Posted by: The Truth, the whole Truth etc. at January 15, 2015 07:09 AM (6jKOp)

4 I'd like to see a Walker-Martinez ticket.

Posted by: amichel at January 15, 2015 07:10 AM (vC6Bj)

5 Caldera/Nuclear Winter 2016

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:11 AM (cMHWz)

6 1
I'd rather he not, myself.


Posted by: HH at January 15, 2015 07:08 AM (Ce4DF)


That's my line.

Posted by: Bartelby the Commenter at January 15, 2015 07:11 AM (yxw0r)

7

DAY 800

663 to go (736 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:12 AM (CMkNk)

8
Ralph Peters/General al-Sisi '16

"Impossible!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:12 AM (CMkNk)

9 Only Scott Walker has the stones, and the track record to straighten this mess out. The others are all posers.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (/pOl7)

10 Not seeing Vic this morning, but we might want to bat this one around for a while

Russia is immediately reducing the flow of natural gas to six EU countries, in winter.

http://tinyurl.com/lqskeur

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (enGVd)

11 9 Only Scott Walker has the stones, and the track record to straighten this mess out. The others are all posers.
Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (/pOl7)


I like Walker. I like Ted Cruz and Allen West too.

Lots of "stones" all around, as well as character, common sense and love of country.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:14 AM (CMkNk)

12
Mitt/Tagg 2016: Stare Into the Abyss

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2015 07:14 AM (kdS6q)

13 Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (/pOl7)

Oh, I am not sure he is the only one.

Perry, Jindal, maybe Haley.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 07:14 AM (Zu3d9)

14
Even the head of leftist Gallup proclaims that socialism a la SCOAMF is a flop.

Now THAT takes stones.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:15 AM (CMkNk)

15
Angry wife chops off cheating husband's penis -- twice

A scissors-wielding woman who had discovered her husband was cheating on her cut his penis off twice. Once while he was sleeping, and then again at the hospital where doctors had sewn the organ back on.

http://tinyurl.com/pdczl94

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2015 07:15 AM (kdS6q)

16 It could be worse,,,well never mind, forget I said anything.

Posted by: Killerdog at January 15, 2015 07:15 AM (vntmB)

17 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:14 AM (CMkNk)

I think West is better on the outside, just like Palin.

But if he were president, the jihadists would be in for a rude and violent awakening.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (Zu3d9)

18 11 9 Only Scott Walker has the stones, and the track record to straighten this mess out. The others are all posers.
Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (/pOl7)


I like Walker. I like Ted Cruz and Allen West too.

Lots of "stones" all around, as well as character, common sense and love of country.


There's lots of talkers around, which is typical of legislators. It's time for someone with Executive experience to be in this office. Senators need not apply.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (/pOl7)

19
Yes, a real conservative as pixy. AND . . . Article V amendments.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (CMkNk)

20 Honestly? Wish we had a Gov/Rep/Senator with the last name of Missile. (or some variant)
That way we could have the Cruz/Missile ticket.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (cMHWz)

21 18 There's lots of talkers around, which is typical of legislators. It's time for someone with Executive experience to be in this office. Senators need not apply.
Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (/pOl7)


So you're a fan of people like Jimmy Carter and Kris Krispy?

I see your point, a one term congressman like Abe Lincoln sucks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:17 AM (CMkNk)

22 Good morning! Islam is nothing more than canonized liberalism. Just my opinion, YMMV.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:18 AM (60Vyp)

23 Drudge says the IRS is in total chaos, because the slimebag TFG appointed, John Koskinen, can't seem to manage the place. Maybe the resources the agency wastes persecuting Progressive political opponents could be better utilized. Just a thought.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 07:18 AM (6um35)

24 19
Yes, a real conservative as pixy. AND . . . Article V amendments.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (CMkNk)


What the hell? Some shape shifting entity added the words "as pixy" to my post!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:18 AM (CMkNk)

25 Article V amendments.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:16 AM (CMkNk)

Be careful what you wish for.....

Right to privacy.
Right to religious freedom from criticism.
Interstate commerce redefined as....everything.
Eminent Domain defined as whatever the fcuk the pols want.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 07:19 AM (Zu3d9)

26 22 Good morning! Islam is nothing more than canonized liberalism. Just my opinion, YMMV.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:18 AM (60Vyp)


THIS.

Read Andrew McCarthy's book: "The Grand Jihad - How Islam and the Left Sabotage America"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:20 AM (CMkNk)

27 15 Oops! Did I do that?

Posted by: Ms. M at January 15, 2015 07:21 AM (MBEYv)

28 25 Be careful what you wish for.....

Right to privacy.
Right to religious freedom from criticism.
Interstate commerce redefined as....everything.
Eminent Domain defined as whatever the fcuk the pols want.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 07:19 AM (Zu3d9)


What do we have now under the EPA, the BLM and Interior Dept.????

Disappointed in you, old boy. Do you think that committed state legislators are going to completely go nuts? If that's the case, then pass the ammo now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:21 AM (CMkNk)

29 https://ricochet.com/sidelines-chaos/

I love this article. I'm a world class pessimist though.

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at January 15, 2015 07:22 AM (wvZPT)

30 Morning, Glories! Hope you all have a day!

Posted by: mindful webworker - in the dark at January 15, 2015 07:22 AM (eauMe)

31 I really dont understand why people keep on complaining. Huckabee and Carson wont be much of an issue. I think we will see an inspiring two man race between Governor Bush and Governor Romney. That the Republican Party can offer two men of such economic expertise and with presidential temperament and gravitas, should make everyone proud.

The rest is clown show or lacks experience.

Posted by: Begonia at January 15, 2015 07:22 AM (EhDfd)

32 Servers are down at work. Looks like I'll accomplish a whole heck of a lot of nothing today.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 15, 2015 07:22 AM (pKMq7)

33 Trying to determine who the R nominee will be is like going and visiting Santy Claws in the mall around Christmastime.

Sure, you can ask for a pony, that rifle you saw in the store window, or maybe even peace on Earth. The guy with the red suit and beard appears to be listening, and maybe even sort of mumbles something that makes you BELIEVE your wishes will be granted.

But your parents will be supplying you with whatever "gifts" they decide to get you. No one else really has any say the matter, certainly not some drunken flunky who appears to listen to you.

In this case, your "parents" are the Gope. Congratulations, they are going to buy you a cheap magic kit, a Spanish language textbook, and an ugly sweater.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (Dj0WE)

34
By the way, please note that when I post who I like as president, my omissions of other peoples' favorites does not mean that I don't like those choices. Just not aware or top of mind.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (CMkNk)

35 25>> I agree wholeheartedly. But the JEF and his minions aren't about to be reigned in and slapped down by congress. If things continue to degenerate in the manner and at the pace they are, it's either gonna be that or a civil war.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (60Vyp)

36 9
Only Scott Walker has the stones, and the track record to straighten this mess out. The others are all posers.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (/pOl7)


BUT HE DIDN'T FINISH COLLEGE!

Posted by: Trevor Q. Trustfund III, BA in Comparative World Puppetry, Middlebury College at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (yxw0r)

37 So you're a fan of people like Jimmy Carter and Kris Krispy?

I see your point, a one term congressman like Abe Lincoln sucks.

No, not Jimmah. First one must be a conservative. A real one. That disqualifies Carter and Krispie. Legislators are only required to talk, not make life and death decisions that they'll be held accountable.

And Lincoln was a rare breed. Never been another since.

Posted by: Mr. Natural at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (/pOl7)

38 Lots of oil industry experts here. Let's do a moron-quick analysis: in terms of pipeline capacity, shipping facilities, and tankers -- could the US and Canada supply 60% of Europe's natural gas, if they really tried?

For a while there, "we" supplied almost all their coal. USAF carried coal to Berlin on airplanes. Those airplanes had coal dust in them for the rest of their careers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (xq1UY)

39 Hale-Bopp/Kahoutek 2016. This nation, no, civilization, can't take anymore democrats like clinton/ubama/reid/kennedy/mccain/boenher/mcconnell. What is needed is a, - -, cleansing.

Posted by: Eromero at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (go5uR)

40 I'd like to propose that we stop blaming Obama for everything. Even he can't fcuk things up by himself. He has shoals of advisors, aides, minions, lackeys, spin doctors, spokesweasels, bureaucrat buttboys, nitwit Congresscritters, mendacious academics, and dimbulb deep pocket donors; all shielded by an army of ball-washing presstitutes helping him stuff America down the toilet. All of whom are Democrats.
If we don't treat Obamacare as Democratcare, if we don't tie the idiocies to the Dems then they scapegoat him and get off (relatively) scot free. It's not just Obama and Holder pumping up a race war. It's Democrats. It's not just Obama kissing up to Castro. It's Democrats. It's not just Obama releasing Jihadi bosses into the wild. It's ckufing Democrats. et weary cetera.

Democrats, rope , lampposts. It's the right thing to do.

Posted by: The Truth, the whole Truth etc. at January 15, 2015 07:24 AM (6jKOp)

41 Be careful what you wish for.....
Right to privacy.
Right to religious freedom from criticism.
Interstate commerce redefined as....everything.
Eminent Domain defined as whatever the fcuk
the pols want.


That's ok. We don't get what we want, we just don't follow it. The "president" has been set by barky.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:24 AM (cMHWz)

42 36 BUT HE DIDN'T FINISH COLLEGE!
Posted by: Trevor Q. Trustfund III, BA in Comparative World Puppetry, Middlebury College at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (yxw0r)


The people who were either home-schooled or weaned on the McGuffy Reader in one room schoolhouses made this country a superpower.

Education is meaningless; it's about character and common sense.

Harvard gave us SCOAMF, but it also produced Ted Cruz. Just saying.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:25 AM (CMkNk)

43 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:21 AM (CMkNk)

No, I don't think it will happen, but I am also not confident in the honesty and integrity of about 99% of the politicians in this country, so I'll never say "never."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 07:25 AM (Zu3d9)

44 also via Drudge, BMW says every car it produces has wireless communication with the company, allowing BMW to collect comprehensive information about owners use of their cars at all times, including how many people are in the car, where it is, and what its performance characteristics are.

Advertisers are pressing to buy that info from BMW, who-- so far -- have said "no". The next Presidential candidate could piss off all the right people by making it a central platform plank to make it illegal to collect consumer information and disseminate it without the explicit permission of the subjects.

http://on.ft.com/1ATBq5K

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 07:26 AM (6um35)

45 39 39 Hale-Bopp/Kahoutek 2016. This nation, no, civilization, can't take anymore democrats like clinton/ubama/reid/kennedy/mccain/boenher/mcconnell. What is needed is a, - -, cleansing.
Posted by: Eromero at January 15, 2015 07:23 AM (go5uR)

Mmmm-Bop/Hanson Brothers '16

"Dreaminess & Hockey Pucks Uber Alles!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:26 AM (CMkNk)

46 Disappointed in you, old boy. Do you think that committed state legislators are going to completely go nuts? If that's the case, then pass the ammo now.



Receiving preference? UPS? FedEx?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:27 AM (cMHWz)

47 When I read the Ted Cruz speech at the Heritage Foundation from a couple days ago I got a 'broner' that lasted more then four hours.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 07:27 AM (zxQ4h)

48 43 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 07:25 AM (Zu3d9)

You really are an anti-semite bastard, aren't you?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:27 AM (CMkNk)

49 You really are an anti-semite bastard, aren't you?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:27 AM (CMkNk)

The shape-shifters have gone too far!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at January 15, 2015 07:29 AM (Zu3d9)

50 Receiving preference? UPS? FedEx?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:27 AM (cMHWz)

FYI...Freedom Munitions has $5 shipping for all orders over $200.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at January 15, 2015 07:30 AM (Zu3d9)

51 Cato's thought of the day: Social Justice = Mob Rule with better PR.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:30 AM (J+mig)

52 Harvard gave us SCOAMF, but it also produced Ted Cruz. Just saying.

IMHO, having a father who was jailed under a socialist/communist regime helped produce Ted Cruz more then Harvard.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 07:31 AM (zxQ4h)

53 49 The shape-shifters have gone too far!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at January 15, 2015 07:29 AM (Zu3d9)

Golem, Golem, Golem,
Metamorph your for-mmm,
Shifting shapes are tricky, those Yidlach'm . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:31 AM (CMkNk)

54 52 Harvard gave us SCOAMF, but it also produced Ted Cruz. Just saying.

IMHO, having a father who was jailed under a socialist/communist regime helped produce Ted Cruz more then Harvard.
Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 07:31 AM (zxQ4h)


Yes. And that makes his bona fides for prexy in these times even more burnished, IMHO.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:33 AM (CMkNk)

55 >>>And Lincoln was a rare breed. Never been another since.
.
.
.
.Thank goodness.

Posted by: The Great Whjite Scotsman at January 15, 2015 07:34 AM (4oSLk)

56 IRS can't audit as many people due to budget cuts.
"Really, so if we keep cutting your budget, you stop bothering us? You may not want to have mentioned that."

Posted by: JB1000 at January 15, 2015 07:34 AM (I398l)

57 I like SMOD

My bike likes SMOD

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 07:35 AM (7ObY1)

58 Mr. Natural @ 37- Lincoln was a rare breed. Never been another one.
Well, praise the LORD! This greatX2grandson is glad of that. Not refighting the war, by the way.

Posted by: Eromero at January 15, 2015 07:35 AM (go5uR)

59 55 .Thank goodness.
Posted by: The Great Whjite Scotsman at January 15, 2015 07:34 AM (4oSLk)


Sic semper douche-anus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:35 AM (CMkNk)

60 41>> That's ok. We don't get what we want, we just don't follow it. The "president" has been set by barky.

Heh! Kinda makes the idea of an Article V convention a moot point then doesn't it?

Seriously though, there has to be a realignment such that there is one law, and it's applicable to everyone. Right now, the applicability of the law it is entirely dependent upon who you're aligned with.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:36 AM (60Vyp)

61 56 IRS can't audit as many people due to budget cuts.
"Really, so if we keep cutting your budget, you stop bothering us? You may not want to have mentioned that."
Posted by: JB1000 at January 15, 2015 07:34 AM (I398l)


Never fear. The unaccountable and unrepealable Dodd-Fagg law will fill in the breach to control, confiscate and otherwise torment we the people.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:36 AM (CMkNk)

62 I just have to say it's very odd to see my dyed-in-the-wool liberal acquaintances championing laws that forbid people from ridiculing religion. One such acquaintance just a few years ago was foursquare against them when he thought Mike Huckabee was going to champion those kinds of laws as President.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 15, 2015 07:36 AM (PFy0L)

63 Egad! I'm caught up on the conversation. First time in days. I might have to find something else to do. What I get for getting up early on a slow, Vic-less morning!

Posted by: mindful webworker - with cat-a-lapsy at January 15, 2015 07:37 AM (eauMe)

64 Advertisers are pressing to buy that info from BMW, who-- so far -- have said "no". The next Presidential candidate could piss off all the right people by making it a central platform plank to make it illegal to collect consumer information and disseminate it without the explicit permission of the subjects.



Business op - aluminum "wraps" similar to the advertising wraps on cars

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:37 AM (cMHWz)

65
Look, for anyone who is snarking on Article V, please read Levin's book "The Liberty Amendments."

The man lays out the history of Article V as well as his ideas of amendments to restore the power back to the people/states and defang the Leviathan.

And that's the general idea.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:38 AM (CMkNk)

66 Not refighting the war, by the way.


Posted by: Eromero at January 15, 2015 07:35 AM (go5uR)


*lowers crossbow*

Posted by: Just some guy at January 15, 2015 07:38 AM (yxw0r)

67 @66 and un-shaves genitals?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 07:40 AM (xq1UY)

68 Is Obama running out of free shit to promise? This week, he's promised free CC tuition and wants to pay some internet bills for his base, and now he's out arguing for mandated employer-paid sick leave/personal days.

Because, obviously, too many people have jobs.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 07:42 AM (6um35)

69 As of now the only candidates that don't make my auto gag reflex kick in is maybe Cruz, Walker or maybe Rand. (Side note) Rand better tell his loony ass dad to STFU. His latest mag said that Paris was a "false flag". They pulled the article but wow.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2015 07:42 AM (bXdYS)

70 64 Business op - aluminum "wraps" similar to the advertising wraps on cars
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:37 AM (cMHWz)

Sheet lead flashing. Or snipping an offensive wire or two.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:42 AM (CMkNk)

71 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:38 AM (CMkNk)

It's one of the best hopes we've got for making this ship of fools stop listing to port until it goes under.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:42 AM (J+mig)

72 SMOD 2016! why keep settling for lesser disasters?

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 15, 2015 07:43 AM (/4AZU)

73 I hope SMOD lands on my alma mater of Duke, right during a Friday Muslim call to prayer.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at January 15, 2015 07:43 AM (CW6pW)

74 69 Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2015 07:42 AM (bXdYS)


Rand was over a while ago. And the more Papa Luap opens up his cake hole, the more I fear a twofer presidency.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:43 AM (CMkNk)

75 Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2015 07:42 AM (bXdYS)

I used to like Rand, but he's shown signs of being a mendacious crap-weasel within the last year or so, enough that it worries me. Hell, like supporting McTurtle over candidates that may have actually had the balls to fight on critical issues...

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:44 AM (J+mig)

76 10 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2015 07:13 AM (enGVd)

If only there were a capitalist nation teeming with natural gas willing to sell to them....

"if only"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 15, 2015 07:44 AM (/4AZU)

77 Another classic juxtaposition by the artiste Drudge:

"23 Hollywood Moms With Same Sperm Donor Go on Vacation..."

"Farmers say goodbye to bull who sired 500k offspring..."

Posted by: mindful webworker - wanders the web at January 15, 2015 07:44 AM (eauMe)

78 If Scott Walker gets in it, SMOD will bow out to spend more time with the family.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Jerry Jones Fan Club at January 15, 2015 07:44 AM (OWjjx)

79 AlterNet has a couple articles of note today: first, "All White People Are Racist" and, then, "In Praise Of The Full Bush Brazilian". AlterNet may be the strangest lefty advocacy site on the web, but its always good for a laugh.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 07:45 AM (6um35)

80 The man lays out the history of Article V as well as his ideas of amendments to restore the power back to the people/states and defang the Leviathan.



If we are going to write new laws to force people to follow the old laws, then I want teeth in the new laws. Minimum sentences of 100 years, no probation, death, etc.

Otherwise, in less than a year, we are back to where we are now.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:45 AM (cMHWz)

81 I can not do literally 95% of my job right now. But the internet works. So I can't work, but I can be paid to goof off.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 15, 2015 07:45 AM (wrS2o)

82 But the internet works. So I can't work, but I can be paid to goof off.
Welcome to the Civil Service Lifestyle.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2015 07:46 AM (L6/+u)

83 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:38 AM

I don't think anyone is snarking JJ. In my opinion, Article V is a last ditch effort with as much risk as reward, and if it came to that, the gloves would come off on both sides.

The Constitution was developed and debated (for the most part) by people who had been educated in rhetoric and logic and who could make a compelling argument. In today's climate, what passes for rhetoric and logic is reality TV and the MSM. Conservatives have no control over that debate. FFS , they can't even control the debate when a stupid bint like Candy Crowley or a hack like George Snufalufagus hold one and when they're competing against joey Choo Choo.

I have NO faith in the GOP to successfully manage a theme or a narrative during such an affair as critical as an Article V convention.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:47 AM (60Vyp)

84 80 If we are going to write new laws to force people to follow the old laws, then I want teeth in the new laws. Minimum sentences of 100 years, no probation, death, etc.

Otherwise, in less than a year, we are back to where we are now.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:45 AM (cMHWz)


Well, then I suggest bring it up with your state legislators (assuming you live in a normal state). Levin's book is a starting point and only his ideas. They're great, but they're not the ONLY ones.

But the process needs to get rolling.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:49 AM (CMkNk)

85
GOP field shaping up for 2016

-------------------------------

I'm withholding all support until I hear from that Brattleboro broad Mary....



Posted by: Kudzu King at January 15, 2015 07:49 AM (HSmrB)

86 So anyone else looking forward to the Bush-Romney-Christie-Graham cat fight?

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2015 07:49 AM (BLCHM)

87
83- Consider that video of the "winners" of the National Debate. I worry with an Article V convention would be taken over by the people who think screaming incoherent profanity is a winning debate style.

How could we get anything good out of that?

Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 15, 2015 07:50 AM (wrS2o)

88 WaPo says Shrillary is "Stuck In A Time Warp". Maybe Dr. Who can save her. Or maybe not.


http://wapo.st/1y1juX2

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 07:50 AM (6um35)

89 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:47 AM (60Vyp)

That part gets worrisome, but that's part of why it's important to have a plan going in, and not deviate from it.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:50 AM (J+mig)

90 WHAT I CUT OFF, STAYS OFF DAMMIT!

Posted by: Wronged Woman at January 15, 2015 07:51 AM (V70Uh)

91 The Constitution was developed and debated (for the most part) by people who had been educated in rhetoric and logic and who



possesed integrity. NOT how fast and spectacularly the could fvck over the opposition.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 07:51 AM (cMHWz)

92 Above-the-big-headline on Drudge:

Europe's Top Rabbi: Jews must start carrying guns...

What a concept!

Posted by: mindful webworker - cheating on AoSHQ at January 15, 2015 07:51 AM (eauMe)

93 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2015 07:51 AM (2Ayux)

94 #82 Addendum: I've got an IT architect friend who had a friend of his go to work for a government department (provincial government, I'm pretty sure). His buddy told him that when he first started working there that there was something odd he couldn't put his finger on about the place. Then the penny dropped and he realized that it was that he didn't hear any clicking of typing at keyboards and he realized almost everyone else was net-surfing and not working. He said he and his boss did about 90% of the work in the office and the boss admitted that most of them would be clients of the department if they weren't "working" for it.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2015 07:51 AM (L6/+u)

95 Remember when California created a nonpartisan method of redistricting and the liberals corrupted it?

You think the Republic is effed now, watch after an Article V convention.

Gayness will be mandatory at the end of that.

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2015 07:52 AM (BLCHM)

96 And the more Papa Luap opens up his cake hole, the more I fear a twofer presidency.

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Did you see his latest (on WZ)? Charlie Hebdo was a false flag operation just like 9/11.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2015 07:53 AM (ee9LE)

97 It's kind of frustrating on the not working part, because they've already threatened to have us working every weekend, Sat. Sun. both, until the end of the month because we're behind. Mostly because production isn't giving us the units to test. So now, even if we get stuff on time we can do anything because the server that's down has all of the programs we use for everything.

Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 15, 2015 07:54 AM (wrS2o)

98 Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2015 07:52 AM (BLCHM)

All rights will be replaced by "You have the right to sex whenever you want it and to be accused of rape afterwards no matter how consensual it was."

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:54 AM (J+mig)

99 Yea it's hard to believe that allot of the bat shit crazy didn't rub off on Rand. Not saying a man can't be different than the father, but still.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2015 07:55 AM (bXdYS)

100 When your enemy is destroying himself, buy popcorn:
Recent claims about the number of deaths by alcohol poisoning def got the attention of college PR departments, and they called in The Pinnochio Guy at WaPo.

Virtually none of the college-related drinking deaths were by Everclear inundation, it turns out. Most were "alcohol-related" car crashes, and the bureaucracy slipped up and revealed itself, to wit: the national CDC car crash data are based on the idea that if any participant in the accident, including bicyclists and pedestrians, were over .01,that crash goes in the books as alcohol-related. It's so far out on a limb, even CDC has a warning rejoinder about jumping to conclusions.

Upshot, the vast majority of reported alcohol driving accidents are simply not true. Only three pinnochios, though, because student drinking is An Important Issue.

Shutting down CDC is nowhere near enough to safeguard the public. No one who has any part in their "research" should ever be allowed to process data again. Their degrees and credentials must be cancelled. I also don't want any of them flipping my burgers (or, in NJ, pumping my gas).

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 07:55 AM (xq1UY)

101 83 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:47 AM (60Vyp)

Look, the thing to remember is that the Constitution as of right now is essentially dead (or not at all well). Every time SCOAMF enacts an executive order or Congress LETS him do it, and every time SCOTUS legislate from the bench, or the bureaucracy issues 80,000 pages of rules every fucking year, is a de-facto Constitutional Convention.

Article V was the Founder's last ditch firewall of recourse for the PEOPLE. And our state legislators I don't think very much fancy themselves being essentially figureheads, when the original intention was to have them control the most power as the closest reps to the people.

We must trust that the process will do as we want since it is completely outside Washington DC and the Federal government.

Has to be done. Has to be.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:56 AM (CMkNk)

102 Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 15, 2015 07:50 AM

My point exactly.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:50 AM

And who will formulate this plan, position the supplies, train the troops and prep the battle space? The TEA party doesn't have the infrastructure or the capability to do this.

I would suggest that the best hope for such an endeavor would be to take over of the GOP and the permanent, political demise of it's leadership.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:56 AM (60Vyp)

103 So anyone else looking forward to the Bush-Romney-Christie-Graham cat fight?

If the squishes divide the moderate vote it could
be good. I used to eagerly await Ralph Nader running as he divided the Dems very nicely.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 07:56 AM (zxQ4h)

104 No hope found in politics, sorry.

Posted by: HoboJerk, Re-branded at January 15, 2015 07:57 AM (E8IHS)

105 92 Above-the-big-headline on Drudge:

Europe's Top Rabbi: Jews must start carrying guns...

What a concept!
Posted by: mindful webworker - cheating on AoSHQ at January 15, 2015 07:51 AM (eauMe)


Second serious-as-a-heart-attack look at Zombie Meir Kahane/JDL????!!!


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:57 AM (CMkNk)

106 Posted by: nnptcgrad at January 15, 2015 07:54 AM (wrS2o)

This is why I'm glad I work in the private sector. Sure, my job has two modes it alternates between (halfway bored to sleep like now & busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest when I'm not bored), but if there's any impediments to me actually getting necessary work done, all I have to do is tell someone and mention how much money it's wasting and that impediment disappears like magic.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 07:57 AM (J+mig)

107 UVa hasn't yet fired it's president, Teresa Sullivan. Why not?

http://wapo.st/1wdqDOv

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 07:57 AM (6um35)

108 Fuck all the things.

That is all.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 15, 2015 07:58 AM (fwARV)

109 @107 because the patriarchy

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2015 07:58 AM (BLCHM)

110 Anyone in Boston this morning? Just heard there's a big snarl up of the morning commute due to protesters. I-93 South and Mystic Ave. Doesn't say what the protest is about. Ferguson? The Olympics? Tsarnaev? Global Warming?"

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:00 AM (2cS/G)

111 >>>>Fuck all the things.<<<<

Yea, verily.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 15, 2015 08:00 AM (M6Vhk)

112 So anyone else looking forward to the Bush-Romney-Christie-Graham cat fight?

I'm endorsing alien-invasion-fleet-lurking-in-Saturn's-rings over SMOD.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:00 AM (659DL)

113 Our idiotic racist Dem Mayor weighed in on our first homicide of the year, which took place outside of one of those inner city corner grocers that sell beer and cigs and lotto and provide wall space for interesting young men to hang out in front of.

She's considering banning corner stores in identified poor neighborhoods. Because an empty storefront is better, I guess. Maybe Moochelle will set her straight about food deserts.

This partially matters to me because an elderly relative of mine - who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, that's how old - runs one of the best of these stores. He opened it back in the 50s when the neighborhood was very different but he's still going strong.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:00 AM (3ZtZW)

114 95 You think the Republic is effed now, watch after an Article V convention.

Gayness will be mandatory at the end of that.
Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2015 07:52 AM (BLCHM)


Totally DISAGREE. But you know this. Suggest a very sturdy bed frame for you to hide under or a one way ticket to Tijada.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 08:01 AM (CMkNk)

115 @110 It's about Black Lives, Mattering.
Does anyone remember the name of George Wallace's limo driver?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 08:01 AM (xq1UY)

116 @107

Because secretly they're still hoping it's all true, and if they just hold on a *little* longer the story will break...

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 15, 2015 08:01 AM (zurJC)

117 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:00 AM (659DL)

Sorry, the Cats from Saturn got them. Vicious bastards they are, too.

Vote for an American mega-disaster, like Yellowstone Caldera or the San Andreas Big One.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:02 AM (J+mig)

118 Totally DISAGREE. But you know this.

J.J., it's 2015. An Article V convention would look like the bar scene from Star Wars and we'd get a docuemnt that looks more like a Hugo Chavez shopping list than a Constitution. Let it go.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:03 AM (659DL)

119 Another Cosby rape allegation and another bankrupt Atlantic City casino in the news this morning. I feel like I'm living the plot of 'Groundhog Day'.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 08:03 AM (zxQ4h)

120 I'm not persuaded that an Article V will matter all that much. People need to have respect for the Constitution and the philosophy behind it, and I don't think that respect exists any longer. We are in an age of ends justifying means.

So while I hate to disagree with The Great One, in my mind an Article V won't matter much. I think the US has a character/moral issue that the Liberty Amendments are ill equipped to address.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 15, 2015 08:03 AM (PFy0L)

121 That's right, I forgot, now that MA has a white GOP Governor, they're back to being a racist hell hole of minority oppression. Fight the power, Cambridge hipsters, fight the power!

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:04 AM (2cS/G)

122 Does anyone remember the name of George Wallace's limo driver?

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They made a movie about him, Rolling Master George.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2015 08:04 AM (ee9LE)

123 118 Totally DISAGREE. But you know this.

J.J., it's 2015. An Article V convention would look like the bar scene from Star Wars and we'd get a docuemnt that looks more like a Hugo Chavez shopping list than a Constitution. Let it go.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:03 AM (659DL)


How many red states are there and how many commie blue? Do you think that the blue states will get involved in an Article V process and if they do that the ever-increasing majority of red state legislatures will allow shenanigans to get past them?
And when it's all said and done, do you really thin that 3/5ths of the states would ratify anything like that?

So, okay. You can poo-poo it and I hope and pray that all the leftists/cronies feel like you do and ignore it as well.

That is all on this subject.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 08:06 AM (CMkNk)

124 Posted by: @JohnTant at January 15, 2015 08:03 AM (PFy0L)

The real purpose of it is to provide a legal means of the states clawing back power from the Federal Leviathan. Leviathan, however, would not give up its powers without a fight. No matter how legal the result, and even if we got the results we wanted, they'd set about figuring out how to subvert them as soon as they were put in place.

Without fixing that moral issue, the pretense at moral superiority and pride masking itself as compassion that makes Leftists, we're still going to be pulled down into the abyss with them.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:07 AM (J+mig)

125 Oh no. I killed the thread with a bad joke ridiculing George Wallace's handicap.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 15, 2015 08:07 AM (ee9LE)

126 If we can't trust an Article V convention, for fear of what it might produce, then let's quit all the talk about "self rule".


And that's what it comes down to. Many of you ARE perfectly comfortable with serfdom ... as long as the nobility is Republican.


Me ? No thanks. I would much rather go through a Messy National Divorce than continue down this path. Because this road is going nowhere but bad ... and what we're doing now will end very, very poorly. It has to.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:07 AM (iqX2J)

127 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:56 AM

Don't misconstrue what I'm saying JJ, I'm not arguing that it shouldn't be done. I am arguing that we as 'conservatives' are not prepared to initiate an Article V convention and be successful.

In my opinion, the best way to reverse the decline is to work from within the GOP; nothing less than full scale political war.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 08:08 AM (60Vyp)

128 We must trust that the process will do as we want since it is completely outside Washington DC and the Federal government.

Has to be done. Has to be.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton



I agree something has to be done. BUT, my trust in people is non-existant. Not without some irrefutable backstop of serious personal physical and financial pain for misbehaving.

Because that seems to be the only thing that works.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:08 AM (cMHWz)

129 Good morning!
It's a new day, let go of the negative and embrace the positive.
God has granted you good people a new day to set a new course on life.
Anger and hate ruin your soul.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (q509P)

130 If folks don't respect what the Constitution says NOW, Article V won't fix the problem.

People are the problem. Plan accordingly.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (m9V0o)

131 >>>I killed the thread with a bad joke

All threads would end at "First!" if that were so

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (3ZtZW)

132 IMHO, there are too many blue states to allow any Art. V amendments to be ratified.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (V70Uh)

133 'Fuck all the things.'


I'm working on it. Next up, a bowling ball.

Posted by: couch fucker at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (JdEZJ)

134 Who wants donuts? Interesting times...

Posted by: Fewenuff at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (zPNX5)

135 What has occurred in your life that has made you angry?
Politics is not all there is to life.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:10 AM (q509P)

136 Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:07 AM (iqX2J)

Nailed it. It's a dangerous thing, and it's a thing with several potential failure points, but it's probably the best plan we have left to even get any sort of victory. There's not much left to look forward to under the Republican Establishment or Democrats, as it'll be a continuation of our current trend of creeping totalitarianism, and eventual slavery to the Almighty State.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:11 AM (J+mig)

137 Please ignore it.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2015 08:11 AM (L6/+u)

138 124 Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:07 AM (J+mig)

If, please G-d, amendments are ratified that kneecaps the Leviathan, then about the only other place where they could subvert the will of the people would be the corrupt courts.

And that's why term limits for justices (as well as all elected officials) are crucial as well.

Amendments to the constitution that address processes and functions would be very difficult to subvert.

Read Levin's fucking book! Please?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 08:11 AM (CMkNk)

139 "and another bankrupt Atlantic City casino"\


Which one is this?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:11 AM (+ZtYm)

140 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:57 AM (CMkNk)

How about Zombie Jabotinsky?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at January 15, 2015 08:12 AM (Zu3d9)

141 All Hail Hector!

Lithium and Thorazine again this morning fellow traveler?

Posted by: Fewenuff at January 15, 2015 08:12 AM (zPNX5)

142 133 'Fuck all the things.'


I'm working on it. Next up, a bowling ball.
Posted by: couch fucker at January 15, 2015 08:09 AM (JdEZJ)

Just stay away from me, PLEASE!

Posted by: Roomba at January 15, 2015 08:12 AM (ApcYD)

143 Bob Dole has the next four hours all planned out, too bad Bob Dole's zipper is stuck.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 15, 2015 08:12 AM (vntmB)

144 95-You think the Republic is effed now, watch after an Article V convention. Gayness will be mandatory at the end of that.


Thats actually a pretty ghey excuse for doing nothing.
Best case scenario: We fix some things that have needed fixing for a long time. Worst case: we realize we can't reach Agreement on the basics and go our separate ways. Even that beats teh status quo.

Posted by: The Profit Some Dope at January 15, 2015 08:13 AM (7GBH9)

145
Off to the gym!

See you later, my shape shifting Joo capitalist pig pornographer diamond merchant war mongers!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 08:13 AM (CMkNk)

146 137 Please ignore it.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2015 08:11 AM (L6/+u)

What f*** did I do? reeble-reeble

Posted by: Cousin It at January 15, 2015 08:13 AM (ApcYD)

147 Just stay away from me, PLEASE!
Posted by: Roomba at January 15, 2015


Got it covered.

Posted by: toaster fucker at January 15, 2015 08:13 AM (JdEZJ)

148 If folks don't respect what the Constitution says NOW, Article V won't fix the problem.


People are the problem. Plan accordingly.



Threadwinner!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:14 AM (cMHWz)

149 Oddly enough, Obama is popular in England. They must like disdain and condescension over there. The FT says David Cameron is hoping a two day trip to Washington this week will help him against UKIP in the upcoming elections. Hope not.

http://on.ft.com/1sC81fY

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 08:14 AM (6um35)

150 Websites like this depend on your hate and anger.
Ace gets rich over your perceived misery.
You are being played like suckers.
The world is not ending and things are looking up in life.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:14 AM (q509P)

151 147 Just stay away from me, PLEASE!
Posted by: Roomba at January 15, 2015


Got it covered.
Posted by: toaster fucker at January 15, 2015 08:13 AM (JdEZJ)


Ronery. I'm so ronery . . .

Posted by: The NORK chicken at January 15, 2015 08:14 AM (CMkNk)

152 Bob Dole smells a troll.

Posted by: Bob Dole at January 15, 2015 08:15 AM (vntmB)

153 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 08:11 AM (CMkNk)

It'd be hard to subvert, but it was also hard to subvert the original Constitution too. These people are patient, and they have time, the media, and the education system on their side. There's no such thing as people-proof laws, and even if we win, Liberty will never be more than a generation away from extinction. This is the very essence of that old phrase "the price of freedom is eternal vigilance." Moreso than the enemy without, the internal enemies of liberty are always busy.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:15 AM (J+mig)

154 Ace gets rich

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:15 AM (659DL)

155 Ah....a morning troll.

Just picture it.....masturbating furiously as it crouches over its mother's computer....hoping it will be able to finish before mom gets a break from the glory hole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo...Anti-Semite at January 15, 2015 08:15 AM (Zu3d9)

156 What f*** did I do? reeble-reeble
Posted by: Cousin It

You keep on giving everyone the finger!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2015 08:15 AM (L6/+u)

157 Donuts are among the things that make people angry?

Aha! SSJ have disguised bagels as donuts splaining it all.

Posted by: Fewenuff at January 15, 2015 08:16 AM (zPNX5)

158 I don't see how an Art V convention doesn't get hijacked by every moonbat organization funded by Marxist billionaires.

If everyone in attendance were Mark Levin it would go the way he lays it out. Now put some mewling quim complaining about the patriarchy up there and Levin looks like a big old meanie and we have to support women.

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2015 08:16 AM (BLCHM)

159 If everyone in attendance were Mark Levin it would go the way he lays it out.

Some of the Red State folks as scary, too, you know.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:17 AM (659DL)

160 People are calling into Boston sports radio, reporting how far they're backed up. Miles in some cases, the traffic piles up fast. The douchebags are chained to barrels, apparently. One host just described "a big, fat, white, cow" being dragged off the highway by cops.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:17 AM (2cS/G)

161 "Oddly enough, Obama is popular in England"

Not really. He's popular with the "right" crowd - that is, the far left/hate America first crowd.

I'm quite certain that the average, everyday Briton doesn't give a rat's ass about Our Dear Leader.

Posted by: anon a mouse at January 15, 2015 08:17 AM (/jpU8)

162 One problem with our current collection of Citizens is that no-one markets the benefits of our Constitution. Oh sure, everyone can yammer on about Freedom of Speech!!!! to eleventy.

But 75% of American Citizens could not build a cogent argument as to why the country, and they, as individuals benefit by rule of law, and our Constitution, as written.

But, I bet they can tell you what time "Girls" comes on HBO, and what the Kardashians are wearing this week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2015 08:18 AM (enGVd)

163 The bankruptcy filing Thursday in Chicago by Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s largest unit include Caesars and Bally's on the Atlantic City boardwalk, but not the not include the Harrah's casinos in Chester and Atlantic City.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 08:18 AM (zxQ4h)

164 "a big, fat, white, cow" being dragged off the highway by cops.
Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:17 AM (2cS/G)

So that's where Hillary is hiding - Boston

Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:18 AM (ApcYD)

165 Ah, Caeser's......

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:19 AM (+ZtYm)

166 156 What f*** did I do? reeble-reeble
Posted by: Cousin It
You keep on giving everyone the finger!
Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2015 08:15 AM (L6/+u)

Mmm, don't know how to tell you...that's not my finger

Posted by: Cousin It at January 15, 2015 08:19 AM (ApcYD)

167 Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:18 AM (ApcYD)

Did she crash her broom or something?

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:19 AM (J+mig)

168 All this talk about secession and separation is based on the hysteria created by websites like Ace's.
You are being played like suckers by people who make money off your anger.

Seriously, you think most Americans view things like you do?
People are living their lives and enjoying the company of their neighbors.
Leave the fringe of hate and join the mainstream of love.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:20 AM (q509P)

169 I have yet to read Levin's book on ArtV but I've picked up a bunch by osmosis. I need to read it so I can be less iggerent. My iggerent questions about ArtV are less about the convention itself going well than about the subsequent implementation. How can it have more teeth than the current Constitutonal system?

I'm not the pessimist some here are about its potential impact and effectiveness, but I also see that it's the misguded masses that are the primary impediment, then or now. I'm excited at the prospect of ArtV, even what's been done toward it so far.

But, yeah, I keep thinking it's like "immigration reform." We don't need reform as much as we need enforcement. ArtV question would be moot if the Constitution as written were respected.

/soapbox

Posted by: mindful webworker - articulating V at January 15, 2015 08:20 AM (eauMe)

170 >>>I'm working on it. Next up, a bowling ball.

Be sure to use that hand-dryer thing first

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:20 AM (3ZtZW)

171 Further, check out Insty's Brit bit this am. I'm not holding out much hope for the once mighty Empire.

Posted by: anon a mouse at January 15, 2015 08:20 AM (/jpU8)

172 I'm quite certain that the average, everyday Briton doesn't give a rat's ass about Our Dear Leader.
Posted by: anon a mouse at January 15, 2015 08:17 AM (/jpU

that's right, mate. We need our rat asses for the rat ass soup - it's posh British eating at it's best

Posted by: everyday Briton at January 15, 2015 08:21 AM (ApcYD)

173 I'm not in the "rather the messy divorce" camp, but in the it's inevitable camp might as well start digging trenches.

We can debate the outcome of an ArtV convention for years, no ones knows what would happen. We do have evidence that Congress reacts to the credible threat of one. I think a slate of amendments that prohibit unfunded Federal mandates and reverse the direct election of Senators would be popular with State legislatures - popular enough to scare the hell out of dozens of ensconced Senators.

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2015 08:21 AM (TETYm)

174 @162
75% of Americans are not in a paranoid induced hysteria created by conservative blogs that peddle in hate.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:22 AM (q509P)

175 If I remember correctly, Cousin It was tall and furry. (Ace?)

"Thing" was a walking hand.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2015 08:22 AM (enGVd)

176 167 Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:18 AM (ApcYD)

Did she crash her broom or something?
Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:19 AM (J+mig)

I think the flatbed truck carry her spun out of control when she farted

Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:22 AM (ApcYD)

177 I saw Mainstream of Love open for Nirvana at the Spectrum.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 08:23 AM (zxQ4h)

178 >>>If, please G-d, amendments are ratified that kneecaps the Leviathan

Outside of all the arguments I'll just throw in that doing so is a-historical. It just ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:23 AM (3ZtZW)

179 are we near a bridge? because, I smell a troll.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at January 15, 2015 08:23 AM (6um35)

180
"a big, fat, white, cow" being dragged off the highway by cops.
Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:17 AM (2cS/G)

So that's where Hillary is hiding - Boston

Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:18 AM (ApcYD)

--------------------------------

What difference, at this point, does it make?1/1!?!1!?11??

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 15, 2015 08:23 AM (HSmrB)

181 My mommy is coming and she doesn't want me to play with her stuff so I may have to leave really soon.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:24 AM (Zu3d9)

182 Tricky protesters, they blocked access to the City from the North and the South. Up by Somerville and down by Milton. Sounds like some lanes are opening up for slow traffic, but protesters are still all over the roadway, etc.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:24 AM (2cS/G)

183 175 If I remember correctly, Cousin It was tall and furry. (Ace?)

"Thing" was a walking hand.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 15, 2015 08:22 AM (enGVd)

Like I said that wasn't a finger

Posted by: Cousin It at January 15, 2015 08:24 AM (ApcYD)

184 are we near a bridge?

I'll handle this.

Posted by: Governator Chris Crispy at January 15, 2015 08:25 AM (zxQ4h)

185 I think the flatbed truck carry her spun out of control when she farted

Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:22 AM (ApcYD)

Need brain bleach..

Posted by: Killerdog at January 15, 2015 08:25 AM (vntmB)

186 My butt is really itchy and now my fingers smell funny, and taste funny too. The paste takes away the taste, so that's good.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:25 AM (Zu3d9)

187 117
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:00 AM (659DL)



Sorry, the Cats from Saturn got them. Vicious bastards they are, too.



Vote for an American mega-disaster, like Yellowstone Caldera or the San Andreas Big One.

Posted by: Cato

Pretty sure if you get one, you'll get the other due to proximity.

Posted by: Gmac - Still pondering something... at January 15, 2015 08:25 AM (4pjhs)

188 I get a kick out of picturing Ace cackling evilly while toting up the daily Hate Monneh. (that exists in Hector's fevered mind)

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:25 AM (7ObY1)

189 181 My mommy is coming and she doesn't want me to play with her stuff so I may have to leave really soon.
Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:24 AM (Zu3d9)

I think I the golf ball I swallowed is ready to be pooped out.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy Gilmore! at January 15, 2015 08:26 AM (ApcYD)

190 "Tricky protesters"

The DC ones did a major fail - they forgot (if they ever knew) the directions of one way streets, so the wound up being just another "delay" in DC traffic.

Funny...

Posted by: anon a mouse at January 15, 2015 08:26 AM (/jpU8)

191 From Fox News Boston

The protest was organized by the Boston contingent of Black Lives Matter.

The organization said in a statement that the protest was intended to "to confront white complacency in the systemic oppression of black people in Boston.


The dead black people actually being oppressed in Nigeria could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:26 AM (659DL)

192 I can't see the screen very well because my mommy makes me wear this helmet.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (Zu3d9)

193 188 I get a kick out of picturing Ace cackling evilly while toting up the daily Hate Monneh. (that exists in Hector's fevered mind)

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:25 AM (7ObY1)

The only thing better than hate money is hate sex with a garbage can

Posted by: Not ace at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (ApcYD)

194 75% of Americans are not in a paranoid induced hysteria created by conservative blogs that peddle in hate.

That's right, at least 42% of them are mindless idiots induced by the media to throw themselves in front of traffic for no rational cause.

Posted by: Jean at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (TETYm)

195 It's treat to rock a rap to rock a rhyme that's right on time.

It's tricky! It's tricky!

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (7ObY1)

196 If we ever do have an Art V ... I sure as hell hope they make the language brief.


IMnotsoHO, the single worst thing the Founders did was to use flowery prose in the Constitution. For a group that was so damned astute regarding the failings of human nature, they sure put a ton of phrases, clauses, and punctuation in there just ripe for manipulation by any clever bastard looking to parse the document's basic meaning.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (iqX2J)

197 lol idiot boston protest
do they really think they are going to draw people to their cause by making their lives miserable?

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (9GG/0)

198 These protesters seem well organized. Reflective vests, chained to barrels. Took some planning, probably in some public employee union lounge.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (2cS/G)

199 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:26 AM (659DL)

#firstworldproblems.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 08:28 AM (Zu3d9)

200 they are going to draw people to their cause by making their lives miserable?
Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (9GG/0)

worked for the Demoncrats

Posted by: MikeH at January 15, 2015 08:28 AM (ApcYD)

201 "The dead black people actually being oppressed in Nigeria could not be reached for comment."


Don't try to infuse logic, facts, or, reason into this argument. Don't fit the meme or political ends.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:29 AM (+ZtYm)

202 >>>>use flowery prose in the Constitution

Actually they did not.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:29 AM (3ZtZW)

203 I have NO faith in the GOP to successfully manage a
theme or a narrative during such an affair as critical as an Article V
convention.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 07:47 AM (60Vyp)

I believe, and I could be wrong, that it would be the states who run NOT anyone from DC.

Posted by: Dandolo at January 15, 2015 08:29 AM (wyI5D)

204 My mommy won't let me go to the potty alone because she says I like playing with my poop.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:30 AM (Zu3d9)

205 I believe, and I could be wrong, that it would be the states who run NOT anyone from DC.
Posted by: Dandolo at January 15, 2015 08:29 AM (wyI5D)

We ARE the center of the UNITED STATES - bow before our awesomeness peons!

Posted by: DC at January 15, 2015 08:30 AM (ApcYD)

206
An interesting article concerning children's view of same sex parentage.
http://tinyurl.com/mmz2onn

Posted by: maddogg at January 15, 2015 08:30 AM (xWW96)

207 Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (iqX2J)

Back then, the idea that we'd have people that would ask what the definition of is was, let alone elect one President was utterly alien to them. Words meant things, and the more formal, the more concrete.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:31 AM (J+mig)

208 since there has never been an Article V convention there is zero precedent for what might happen. basically everything is on the table at that point. which is a little scary.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2015 08:31 AM (9GG/0)

209 Tricky protesters

Martin Luther King: Nonviolent protests to secure basic rights

Today's protesters: Create rage-inducing protests to secure right to shoplift, assault shopkeepers, and attack law enforcement.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 08:31 AM (zxQ4h)

210 I believe, and I could be wrong, that it would be the states who run NOT anyone from DC.

John Effing Kasich
Rick Effing Scott
Chris Effing Christie

Yes, it would all be great.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 08:31 AM (659DL)

211 For a group that was so damned astute regarding the failings of human nature, they sure put a ton of phrases, clauses, and punctuation in there just ripe for manipulation by any clever bastard looking to parse the document's basic meaning.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:27 AM (iqX2J)


No, that wasn't the failure. The failure was in not recognizing that honesty would become a thing of the past.

The left says: "There's no way to know precisely what they meant because they aren't here to ask, so we'll have to interpret as best we can."

The Founders say: "It says 'shall not be infringed.' English, motherfucker. Do you speak it?"

The left says: "But that couldn't have been what you meant. Not really."


The founding fathers didn't account for people being willing to both lie and accept lies about plain English.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards, returned from 1080 exile at January 15, 2015 08:32 AM (fwARV)

212 No, that wasn't the failure. The failure was in not recognizing that honesty would become a thing of the past.


THIS x1000^^^^

In all my studies of this nation's founding, this is the one thing that comes up over and over.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:34 AM (7ObY1)

213 Fox News seems to be replaying..........the Oscars?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:34 AM (+ZtYm)

214 @194
Most Americans are not into the hysteria created by the far right or far left.
Political websites push hate and the anger created leads to revenue.
It is a scam.

Posted by: Don't worry, be Happy! at January 15, 2015 08:34 AM (q509P)

215 If you didn't get a chance to read this story of the 3 Marines, do so. It's the feel good story of the day (well, yesterday's news).

Mary Katharine is right. "Beautiful."

Three Marines foil armed robbery of woman without wrinkling dress blues

http://tinyurl.com/o45v83r

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 08:34 AM (IXrOn)

216 (looks up from counting teh hate monneh)

You say something, Hector?

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (7ObY1)

217 Why do women watch the Oscars? A self promotion by the movie industry. Lots of free promotions.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (0FSuD)

218 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 08:34 AM (IXrOn)

Marines gotta Marine.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (J+mig)

219 I believe, and I could be wrong, that it would be the states who run NOT anyone from DC.



Where do those in DC come from?


The states. (JV league)

Getting to DC is like making it to the majors. The sleazebags in DC were sleazebags in the states.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (cMHWz)

220 "The left says: "But that couldn't have been what you meant. Not really."



Which rolls and changes with the latest political correctness of the day/week/month/year.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (+ZtYm)

221 Boston protest "trending" on FB."Protesters chained to 1,200 pound barrels". Damn, that's heavy, I hope one doesn't fall on a protester, twice.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (2cS/G)

222 Most Americans are too stupid to be able to spell paulitiks.

Posted by: toaster fucker at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (JdEZJ)

223 You know you are old when you don't know any of the pictures accept the war movies.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (0FSuD)

224 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (+ZtYm)

The leftist is used to anti-logic and self-deception, so they don't expect anyone else to mean what they say either.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (J+mig)

225 The founders created a template for government. That they weren't able to see how it would evolve over two hundred + years is not a reflection on their intelligence and skill.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (Zu3d9)

226 Posted by: maddogg at January 15, 2015 08:30 AM (xWW96)

From the article:
"While I do not believe all gays would be de facto bad parents, I know
that the gay community has never in my lifetime put children first as
anything other than a piece of property, a past mistake or a political
tool to be dressed up and taken out as part of a dog-and-pony show to
impress the well-meaning," Klein wrote.

That is shocking, just shocking I say.

Posted by: Dandolo at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (wyI5D)

227 221 Boston protest "trending" on FB."Protesters chained to 1,200 pound barrels". Damn, that's heavy, I hope one doesn't fall on a protester, twice.


A herd of St. Pancakes.

We can only dream...

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:37 AM (7ObY1)

228 Bigby, I have a copy right here on my desktop. Look at all the shit Progressives have justified out of the Preamble alone. Was a friggin' introductory paragraph really worth it ?


Now, I'll grant you, the Articles themselves are a fine piece of work. If that's your point, I stand corrected. The Bill of Rights, however ... not so much.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:37 AM (iqX2J)

229 Posted by: Dandolo at January 15, 2015 08:36 AM (wyI5D)

*Adjusts monocle* Quite. It made me lose count of all of this hate money. Oh dear, I should have to start again now.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:38 AM (J+mig)

230
Mitt Romney 2016: Imported From Detroit*

*Well, Bloomfield Hills Actually

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2015 08:38 AM (kdS6q)

231 "The leftist is used to anti-logic and self-deception, so they don't expect anyone else to mean what they say either."


And they can't understand how anyone could possibly see or understand an issue any different from them, either.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:39 AM (+ZtYm)

232
Getting to DC is like making it to the majors. The sleazebags in DC were sleazebags in the states.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:35 AM (cMHWz)

True.But: I think that according to Levin the changes will be decided beforehand, by the people who want to actually fix things, and then voted on at the convention.
I could be wrong, I can only listen to Levin for brief periods.

Posted by: Dandolo at January 15, 2015 08:39 AM (wyI5D)

233 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 15, 2015 08:39 AM (+ZtYm)

Read this, pretty much explains all of the contradictions in the modern Leftist perfectly.

http://bit.ly/1gAxIWg

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:40 AM (J+mig)

234 I can only listen to Levin for brief periods.


Posted by: Dandolo at January 15, 2015 08:39 AM (wyI5D)


There. You said it.

Posted by: Just some guy at January 15, 2015 08:40 AM (yxw0r)

235 Yes, OscarTM nominations. You know in the olden thymes, when newspapers had proofreaders and people gave a shit how they spelled things, and all, and could understand "flowery prose," if your job was to be a "reader" you worked on enunciation, and even practiced.

Which is how Dick Poop got the Oscar nod.
Dick.Poop. People.
Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 08:41 AM (xq1UY)

236 The Bill of Rights, however ... not so much.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:37 AM (iqX2J)

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
infringed."


You're right.....that is some stupid shit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 08:41 AM (Zu3d9)

237
Good morning, pretty Hordelings.

This morning I bring you naked Mylie Cyrus, who has apparently done polaroids for V Magazine.

I am generally the world's biggest fan of celebrity nudity, but this girl creeps me out. I share only for its newsworthiness.

http://bit.ly/1INBVjn

Link is in krautish, pics are in tits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 15, 2015 08:41 AM (JtwS4)

238 62 I just have to say it's very odd to see my dyed-in-the-wool liberal acquaintances championing laws that forbid people from ridiculing religion. One such acquaintance just a few years ago was foursquare against them when he thought Mike Huckabee was going to champion those kinds of laws as President.
Posted by: @JohnTant at January 15, 2015 07:36 AM (PFy0L)

The threat of being killed tends to smoke out those who actually hold those beliefs vs. those who do so out of convenience, peer pressure, or lack of thought on the matter

Posted by: blindside at January 15, 2015 08:41 AM (3ZPHV)

239 215>> OOOH -RAH!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 15, 2015 08:42 AM (60Vyp)

240 Posting from a cell phone sucks. Y'all are much faster than I. Can't keep up.


And I cede the general point ... I don't know how to write a set of rules that won't be subverted by today's breed of shifty assholes either.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:42 AM (iqX2J)

241 Morning morons. Has some bastard loused up your day already?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 08:43 AM (028dR)

242 >>>That they weren't able to see how it would evolve over two hundred + years is not a reflection on their intelligence and skill.

Dunno. They were farseeing dudes and had that raging bestseller History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a ready guide. They prolly didn't see it as happening so fast but they did prolly see it as either inevitable or thought they'd built in the right kind of safeguards against a similar fate.

Like, f'instance, Gibbon's thesis was Rome fell in part because of loss of civic virtue. And what did the Founders agree the American Republic required of its citizens to survive? That's right....

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:43 AM (3ZtZW)

243 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 08:43 AM (028dR)

Not at all, we have our piles of hate money to keep us big, fat, and happy. Quite unlike the trolling classes, it must be miserable to subsist on the pittance they get paid to harass respected leaders of the hate trade such as ourselves.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:44 AM (J+mig)

244 All lives matter. But some matter more than others.

Posted by: George Orwell at January 15, 2015 08:44 AM (V70Uh)

245 And what did the Founders agree the American Republic required of its citizens to survive? That's right....
Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:43 AM (3ZtZW)

Pizza delivery in 30 minutes or less?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 08:45 AM (028dR)

246 Look JewHater, you're missing my point.


Drop the first 13 words and all the commas. See how much tighter that amendment becomes ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:45 AM (iqX2J)

247 238
62 I just have to say it's very odd to see my dyed-in-the-wool liberal
acquaintances championing laws that forbid people from ridiculing
religion. One such acquaintance just a few years ago was foursquare
against them when he thought Mike Huckabee was going to champion those
kinds of laws as President.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 15, 2015 07:36 AM (PFy0L)



The threat of being killed tends to smoke out those who actually
hold those beliefs vs. those who do so out of convenience, peer
pressure, or lack of thought on the matter

Posted by: blindside at January 15, 2015 08:41 AM (3ZPHV)

well duh, there is no intellectual consistency from the left when it comes to free speech. they are totally okay with shutting up conservatives because "they're mean" or "they're evil" or something. They don't really care about the consequences of this position because it's all about power. If they are in charge then THEY won't be shut up (so they think). It's only about getting those conservatives out of power by any means necessary.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2015 08:45 AM (9GG/0)

248 >>>Bigby, I have a copy right here on my desktop. Look at all the shit Progressives have justified out of the Preamble alone.

Not arguing, just saying the language used was current for their time and was considered blunt and obvious in meaning. We've lost the ability to parse it correctly IMO

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:46 AM (3ZtZW)

249 Big Hate rocks!

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:46 AM (7ObY1)

250 "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

You're right.....that is some stupid shit.



Better:
"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:46 AM (cMHWz)

251 So you're a fan of people like Jimmy Carter and Kris Krispy?

I see your point, a one term congressman like Abe Lincoln sucks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 15, 2015 07:17 AM (CMkNk


Well, his constitutional law grasp is about as good as the JEF

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 08:47 AM (028dR)

252 >>>You're right.....that is some stupid shit.

The 2nd A is a good and concise example. IMO we've lost the ability to parse a dependent clause within a sentence.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:47 AM (3ZtZW)

253 The 2nd A is a good and concise example. IMO we've lost the ability to parse a dependent clause within a sentence.
Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:47 AM (3ZtZW)

And that, dear Bigby, is the fault of the public school system.

Posted by: Cato at January 15, 2015 08:48 AM (J+mig)

254 Me neither Bigby. Not really. Just bitching.


All the obfuscation pisses me off. Want to know the "intent" of the Founders ? It's not like they weren't a prolific bunch.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:48 AM (iqX2J)

255
Amendment 28:

Read the first ten. We really mean it. Any ruling or legislation which has had the effect of watering down anything intended by the original amendments is hereby null and void.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 15, 2015 08:49 AM (JtwS4)

256 test

Posted by: charlie hebdo at January 15, 2015 08:49 AM (gP5q9)

257 The 2nd A is a good and concise example. IMO we've lost the ability to parse a dependent clause within a sentence.


If it's never there in the first place, there is nothing to parse.

"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:50 AM (cMHWz)

258 Miley Cyrus has an unfortunate looking body, usually made uglier by her facial expressions and always by her tattoos. She is one girl I just don't want to see naked.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 08:51 AM (6um35)

259 Exactly Rick ... That is my point.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:51 AM (iqX2J)

260 Just in.....(actually a month ago) Bill Cosby may be a somnophiliac

Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:52 AM (gP5q9)

261 freebeacon video

Anderson Cooper: Biden Probably Watching Gilmore Girls When He Should Have Been at Paris Rally

this isn't even funny


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 08:52 AM (IXrOn)

262 http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/05/bill-cosbys-sleep-fetish/

Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:52 AM (gP5q9)

263 Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:45 AM (iqX2J)

The totalitarian scum who are eviscerating our country have had 228 years to find flaws in the Constitution.

I'm not surprised that they have found ways to subvert the clear intent of the founders.

And you'd be an anti-Semite too if you saw their damned shape-shifting!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 08:52 AM (Zu3d9)

264 258 Miley Cyrus has an unfortunate looking body, usually made uglier by her facial expressions and always by her tattoos. She is one girl I just don't want to see naked.
Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 08:51 AM (6um35)

Or clothed. She has serious issues. I suggest couch time and a lot of it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 08:54 AM (028dR)

265 All the obfuscation pisses me off. Want to know the "intent" of the Founders ? It's not like they weren't a prolific bunch.



Exactly. We know it. The LEFT refuses to admit it.

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. All you can do is hold his head under until the bubbles stop".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 08:54 AM (cMHWz)

266
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq28qCklEHc#t=98

Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:55 AM (gP5q9)

267 Heh heh.

We're discussing the Rick Springfield Butt Assault case here in the office. Which I just now learned of. Poor Rick.

http://tinyurl.com/l3qkfwh

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:55 AM (7ObY1)

268 the officer Krupke song from West Side Story

Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:55 AM (gP5q9)

269 She is one girl I just don't want to see naked.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 08:51 AM (6um35)

She looks like a little girl playing at being a woman.

Creepy, not sexy, and definitely sad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2015 08:55 AM (Zu3d9)

270 500 Internal Server Error

The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/cherrypy/_cprequest.py", line 670, in respond
response.body = self.handler()

Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:56 AM (gP5q9)

271 why do i get that when i post stuff

Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:56 AM (gP5q9)

272 I suggest couch time and a lot of it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 08:54 AM (028dR)

Cool!

Posted by: Casting Directors of America at January 15, 2015 08:56 AM (Zu3d9)

273 >>>>"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."

Sounds good except it comes off as something handed from on high with no justification or *guidance* to the People. The dependent clause instructs the People as to why and hints as to what we should use those arms for, if need be. Which is also lost in meaning unfortunately.

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:57 AM (3ZtZW)

274 I hear you CBD ... and hell, if they can't find their justification in the legal document, they just dig through letters to the Danbury Baptists.


The only good lawyers are short ones.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 08:57 AM (iqX2J)

275 She is one girl I just don't want to see naked.


Now, Ariana Grande, on the other hand...

https://www.pinterest.com/victoriacintron/style-icon-ariana-grande/

Posted by: Citizen X at January 15, 2015 08:57 AM (7ObY1)

276 Book thread after 250? The autobiography of Trollope has just bee republished. Trollope was by his account a very ordinary sort of fellow: a career postal clerk who wrote wordy novels because he was paid by the word (critics' note: follow the money whenever evaluating 19th cent. literature...). His secondary education, which he found wanting, consisted mostly of "just" Greek and Latin.

He was erm insightful though, selling like the Dickens and cited as an inspiration by the deeply psycho-logical Henry James, despite the dark and stormy nights.

So, for about a century, his closing lines (I reach out my hand from the further shore) were taken to be trite but well-meaning. In the new edition it is "revealed" that they are the closing lines of Vergil's Aeneid. Because nobody in the intervening hundred years ever read Vergil right through to the end.

And that was the old New Curriculum, Great Books, that replaced the three classical languages (Romish, Greekish, and Jewish) with "selected readings."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2015 08:58 AM (xq1UY)

277 Morning all.

Terrorist scum from Yemen claim responsibility for Paris murders and Fredo frees 5 dangerous yememie terrorist scum. PAR

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2015 08:58 AM (Zmw74)

278 >>>And you'd be an anti-Semite too if you saw their damned shape-shifting!

Zann and Jayna were Orthodox! "Shape of ... a Mikvah!"

Posted by: Bigby's Chicken Fingers at January 15, 2015 08:58 AM (3ZtZW)

279 why do i get that when i post stuff

Send more hate money to Ace and you get the premium Minx .8 beta.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at January 15, 2015 08:59 AM (zxQ4h)

280 Good morning, fappers and fappees.

What fresh hell awaits us this day?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 15, 2015 08:59 AM (0HooB)

281 This Boston protest could be tres amusing, though I'm sure it won't be because Boston. The protesters have handcuffed themselves to 1200lb barrels through tubes.

I'd drag them and the barrels all into one lane, put out some cones and leave them for the next 12 hours while 'we try to figure out how to release them'.

It's like they put themselves in the stocks.

Posted by: Mike Jones at January 15, 2015 08:59 AM (evdj2)

282 if you didn't catch this.


OBAMA ADMIN TARGETS GUN STORE OWNERS BY INTIMIDATING BANKS NOT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THEM

This is outrageous. The Obama administration via the DOJ is intimidating banks into not doing business with certain types of businesses, including those who sell firearms. It's called "Operation Choke Point" and according to critics, it's gone from simply trying to prevent fraud to becoming the 'morality police'.

According to Fox News, if a certain business type is on the DOJ's list, then banks are told they will be scrutinized closer and will be subject to increased audits if they do business with them. Thus, some business such as those who sell ammunition and firearms are having to find alternative banks to keep from going out of business.

I'm not sure how wide these categories are, but legal business are being targeted.


therightscoop

my [ blank ] response

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 09:00 AM (IXrOn)

283 Send more hate money to Ace and you get the premium Minx .8 beta.

Yes, but keeping six ferrets is a bitch.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 15, 2015 09:00 AM (659DL)

284
The Saudis are apparently not too happy to reap what they have sown.
http://tinyurl.com/kdn3mto

Posted by: maddogg at January 15, 2015 09:01 AM (xWW96)

285 ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someones faith.

Yeah, NO. Fuck you and shut up


Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2015 09:01 AM (Zmw74)

286 dammit

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 15, 2015 09:01 AM (evdj2)

287 Breitbart says the French have identified a fourth terrorist, and tied another shooting to the group. Also, another person the police are searching for has been arrested trying to cross from Bulgaria into Turkey. It goes without saying that if the terrorist made it across the border the Turks would never have arrested him.

bit.ly/1u6uOSi

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (6um35)

288 271 why do i get that when i post stuff
Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 08:56 AM (gP5q9

Because you aren't Ace's favorite?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (028dR)

289 Boston "protesters" are the same damned protesters in search of a cause that we have been seeing for a decade or more now. I'm sick of them...flibbertigibits, all. They are in rote mode, like zombies. They don't even take the effort of head puppets anymore.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (nH61/)

290 Drudge has a link up that proves what a lot of us suspected, namely that the anti-Christ George Soros was behind the Ferguson riots.

I clicked on it but got a virus alert, which figures.

How does one deal with domestic enemies?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (0HooB)

291 1. Truck 1200 pound barrel to the top of a tall hill.
2. Turn barrel on it's side, protester still attached.
3. Roll barrel down the hill.
4. Record on video.
5. Post video to U-tube

Posted by: JB1000 at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (16OL0)

292 I'd drag them and the barrels all into one lane, put out some cones and leave them for the next 12 hours while 'we try to figure out how to release them'.



I'd leave them out there. Temps will drop soon enough. And I'd arrest anyone that comes to help for "Aiding and Abetting". If they self-release, arrest them then.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2015 09:03 AM (cMHWz)

293 Sadly, Chokepoint ain't new. Didn't get much play when first applied to porn stars.


And that, kids, is how you play the game. First, you apply tyrannical power to an unpopular group. Then, you ratchet it up.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 09:03 AM (iqX2J)

294 Morning, all. Had a meeting before the thread went up, so here's today's story. I don't like Katherine Hepburn at all, so I like this one:

During the filming of 1938s Bringing Up Baby, Hepburn and director Howard Hawks were constantly clashing. The tone was set on the first day of shooting, when Hawks stood by as an oblivious Hepburn chatted away to cast and crew.

Finally noticing that nothing was being set up, she asked Hawks, "What are you doing?"

Hawks replied, "I'm just waiting for the parrot to stop talking."

Hepburn flushed red and marched over to the director. "Look here, Mr. Hawks," she began, indicating the set, "these people here are all my friends. If you don't watch yourself, something bad might happen."

Hawks looked up into the rigging, where a burly electrician sat net to a huge spotlight. "Charlie," he called up, "if you had the choice of dropping that light on me or on Miss Hepburn, who would you choose?"

Without missing a beat, the electrician yelled, "Stand aside, Mr. Hawks!"

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2015 09:04 AM (zF6Iw)

295 The totalitarian scum who are eviscerating our country have had 228 years to find flaws in the Constitution.

The flaws are when you don't follow it. Kind of like diets: "the diet didn't work because after I finished, I gained all the weight back!"

Posted by: t-bird at January 15, 2015 09:04 AM (FcR7P)

296 I haven't seen any pics of the barrels, has anyone? Plastic filled with water? Or maybe sand?

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 15, 2015 09:04 AM (2cS/G)

297 291 1. Truck 1200 pound barrel to the top of a tall hill.
2. Turn barrel on it's side, protester still attached.
3. Roll barrel down the hill.
4. Record on video.
5. Post video to U-tube
Posted by: JB1000 at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (16OL0)

6. Laugh at video
7. Pass video along to like minded friends to give them a chuckle.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 09:04 AM (028dR)

298 Turkish PM compares Netanyahu with Paris terrorists
'Netanyahu has committed crimes against humanity the same like those terrorists who carried out the Paris massacre,' says Davutoglu.

Time to totally break relations with those Turkish fucks and set off those kill switches in all the military hardware Israel sold them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2015 09:04 AM (Zmw74)

299 Walker's not finishing college would be attractive to LIVs. He could speak directly to them.

Posted by: Feh at January 15, 2015 09:05 AM (qXRfP)

300 @237

My eyes my eyes.


I believe those picture are next to the definition of Skank.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 15, 2015 09:05 AM (0FSuD)

301 The EU damn well better take Turkey off the table.

Posted by: Feh at January 15, 2015 09:06 AM (qXRfP)

302 Fredo is continually giving the finger to Congress. Time to start doing the same to him and shut the Government down. I've had it up to here ( pointing to just above my eyes)

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2015 09:06 AM (Zmw74)

303 301 The EU damn well better take Turkey off the table.
Posted by: Feh at January 15, 2015 09:06 AM (qXRfP

But we like the dark meat
Posted by: Euro Wienies

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 09:06 AM (028dR)

304 If you tried to put the protesters in stocks, it would be cruel and unusual but, if they put themselves in the stocks in view of all the Bostonian commuters they've inconvenienced, laugh and laugh.

Posted by: toby928(C) at January 15, 2015 09:07 AM (evdj2)

305 If you tried to put the protesters in stocks, it would be cruel and unusual

If you do it enough, it's not unusual.

Posted by: t-bird at January 15, 2015 09:08 AM (FcR7P)

306 So what is the protest in Boston about?-BlackBrunch plans three days early?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2015 09:08 AM (DXzRD)

307 The kids 14 and under around me think Miley Cyrus is an embarrassing, no-talent has-been.

The kids is alright!

Posted by: Feh at January 15, 2015 09:08 AM (qXRfP)

308 charlie: "why do i get that when i post stuff"

500 errors usually occur when you use characters invented after 1990 - anything but basic ASCII. This is a consequence of some tech problem lingering from last Spring.

You may launder comments at this address to make them acceptable to this blog's peculiar software:
http://bit.ly/pixyize
Converts Unicode characters to their HTML equivalents

Posted by: mindful webworker - Article 500 at January 15, 2015 09:08 AM (eauMe)

309 no dump, but a nood.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 15, 2015 09:08 AM (028dR)

310 Time to produce ... have a good one box people.


Serves me right for abusing my white privilege all these years.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 15, 2015 09:08 AM (iqX2J)

311 I dated a shape-shifting chick in college. She could transform into bagels and lox. No, realli! She was delicious.

Also, Brownells still has Federal XM855 5.56 (green tip) 420-round cans in stock. If you're looking for it.

Posted by: Woofle Jelly Cakes at January 15, 2015 09:09 AM (Ibi8x)

312 Drudge has a link up that proves what a lot of us suspected, namely that the anti-Christ George Soros was behind the Ferguson riots.

I clicked on it but got a virus alert, which figures.

How does one deal with domestic enemies?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 15, 2015 09:02 AM (0HooB)


I didn't have the alert, it's the Washington Times.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 09:10 AM (IXrOn)

313 makes me hope SMOD throws his sizable hat into the ring.

****

It's a medical condition known as macrocephaly. Peyton Manning and SMOD both carry the heavy weight of macrocephaly on their narrow shoulders. Stop ridiculing those who suffer from macrocephaly!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, Macrocephaly Society of Garfield County at January 15, 2015 09:10 AM (NeFrd)

314 Protesters? Chained themselves to big barrels so they can't move?

I can think of a good use for some rotten produce...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 15, 2015 09:11 AM (0HooB)

315 I'd drag them and the barrels all into one lane, put out some cones and leave them for the next 12 hours while 'we try to figure out how to release them'.

Thermite cutting charges. Or thermal lances.

Either works for me.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 15, 2015 09:11 AM (brIR5)

316 In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.

he's an endless supply of money
mind-boggling

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 09:11 AM (IXrOn)

317 I used to like Katherine Hepburn's acting-and I think that believe it or not, partially had to do with the fact mother bore a strong resemblance to her, but now I think she sounds the same and acts the same in all her movies. I did like the "The African Queen" though. I still;l do

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2015 09:12 AM (DXzRD)

318 After this weeks reported drop in December core retail sales put the stock market into freefall, this news might not surprise people but unemployment claims rose substantially last week.


fxn.ws/1BvYcSP

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2015 09:12 AM (6um35)

319 nood openly

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 15, 2015 09:13 AM (IXrOn)

320 @294

Nice story. Hepburn was "full" of herself, but being a gentleman, I'd have done her.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 15, 2015 09:14 AM (0FSuD)

321 Walker/Romney '16

Defense: West
State: Rubio
AG/Justice: Cruz
Treasury: R. Paul
Energy: Palin
HHS: Jindal

Tim Scott and Mike Lee should have a place somewhere.

Abolish the Department of Education. Radically reform the IRS.

Posted by: Feh at January 15, 2015 09:16 AM (qXRfP)

322 Soros can't die fast enough.

Posted by: Feh at January 15, 2015 09:17 AM (qXRfP)

323 169 ...My iggerent questions about ArtV are less about the convention itself going well than about the subsequent implementation. How can it have more teeth than the current Constitutonal system?

We need an amendment that provides a new mechanism for enforcing the Constitution. My initial proposal: Any Federal law, executive branch rule, or Federal court ruling may be undone by a majority vote of state legislatures.

Posted by: edj at January 15, 2015 09:24 AM (klzyR)

324 You will take Mitt Romney and like it.

Posted by: Reince Priebus at January 15, 2015 10:18 AM (Fh+WR)

325 Hello testing.

Th#233;re #192;re s#244;me sp#235;cial char#226;cters #239;n th#236;s t#234;xt

Heh. Let's see how this comes out.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 15, 2015 10:37 AM (LGPIa)

326 Dagnabbit.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 15, 2015 10:37 AM (LGPIa)

327
I don't like Katherine Hepburn at all, so I like this one:

It's Katharine!

Oh, and four Oscars, FTW!

Posted by: Eula Goodnight at January 15, 2015 11:08 AM (4DCSq)

328 Nice Going, Feh 9:16 a.m. I am in complete agreement.

Posted by: pyromancer76 at January 15, 2015 12:10 PM (zvcr8)

329 http://bit.ly/pixyize

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Posted by: charlie at January 15, 2015 12:50 PM (gP5q9)

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