Tuesday Morning News Dump

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1 >>>>>The anti-union law passed here four years ago,
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.Stopped reading right there.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at February 24, 2015 08:55 AM (4oSLk)

2 Hey! Dump! I remember these!

Posted by: mindful webworker - jus' wonderin' at February 24, 2015 08:57 AM (dkrmM)

3 What's this? A dump?

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2015 08:58 AM (Ce4DF)

4
(reposted from last thread)

Fourth Virginia, Neptune's Inferno is excellent. As are Tin Can Sailors and Ghost Ship, also by Hornfischer. Apparently he's a friendly sort - I think it was commenter Yip (sometimes an ONT regular) who's had lunch with him or at least talked to him after reading his books.

Mind (blowing) exercise. Read any of the intense battle scenes in Neptune's or Tin Can Sailors. Now find the WaPo (especially) or other MSM accounts from March 2003, during the sandstorm/rest-pause in Iraq.

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible ferocity, risk, and uncertainty of the naval combat in 1942, and then behold the idiotic panic-ky nonsense of 2003 (and not just, though mostly, among the "journalists").

Posted by: rhomboid at February 24, 2015 09:00 AM (afQnV)

5 VA Secretary Lied About His Military Service

Yeah, this is my shocked face.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2015 09:00 AM (FcR7P)

6 i almost posted on end of last thread.
missed me by that much_

other than that
i can only think of one thing to say.

2 more years.

Posted by: comrade willow at February 24, 2015 09:00 AM (nqBYe)

7 The gun article is pretty good.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:01 AM (2Ojst)

8 How long has it been since the last Dump?

Posted by: Proctologist at February 24, 2015 09:01 AM (PFy0L)

9 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:01 AM (M1uf/)

10 Mohammedanism is an evil death cult.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:02 AM (M1uf/)

11 1 >>>>>The anti-union law passed here four years ago,
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.Stopped reading right there.
Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at February 24, 2015 08:55 AM (4oSLk)

Forget it, Jake. It's WaPoTown.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:02 AM (2Ojst)

12 Vic's early morning dump needs a hat tip. Good job sir.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 24, 2015 09:03 AM (9N0xF)

13
Seamus, if you're here, to respond to your question in the last thread ...

Yes, Guadalcanal was the first offensive land action by the US in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor, and the first place US and Japanese land forces clashed (ignoring anything going on at Corregidor, or the limited action on Wake Island prior to surrender).

As for lessons learned, I think esp. at that stage of the war almost everything was benefitting from a sharp learning curve (because, understandably, we didn't know what we were doing half the time). But Guadalcanal was an unopposed landing, so there weren't particularly important lessons about amphibious warfare from it. Normandy of course was very much an opposed landing.

Not sure, but for the Pacific theater, the debacle at Tarawa was probably more instructive for future operations. Torch (North Africa) did involve some opposed landings. That and Sicily/Anzio may well have had more influence on D-Day planning, as far as logistics, techniques, and planning.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 24, 2015 09:05 AM (afQnV)

14 14 Things Everyone Should Understand About Guns
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Only need to know one thing. The derringer is the most lethal weapon system ever devised.

Posted by: RWC - Loving America, but not LOVING America at February 24, 2015 09:05 AM (fWAjv)

15
VA Secretary Lied About His Military Service





Yeah, this is my shocked face.


>>>


How does one complete Ranger training, get the Ranger tab, yet still not "serve" as a Ranger? The article at WZ didn't explain the gap.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 24, 2015 09:05 AM (JO9+V)

16 I was under the impression that Alaska had already decriminalized weed to a significant extent. Don't really care either way. Go ahead and get blazed, just don't drive.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:06 AM (2Ojst)

17 Love the feel of a fresh dump. Twofer-Tuesday Baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2015 09:06 AM (vPh3W)

18
The gun article is pretty good.

But the people who need to read it won't.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:07 AM (JtwS4)

19 Only need to know one thing. The derringer is the most lethal weapon system ever devised.
Posted by: RWC - Loving America, but not LOVING America at February 24, 2015 09:05 AM (fWAjv)

Especially with a bayonet lug and a shoulder thing that goes up.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:07 AM (2Ojst)

20 18
The gun article is pretty good.

But the people who need to read it won't.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:07 AM (JtwS4)

Unfortunate but true. Even if they did, I doubt any of it would sink in.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:07 AM (2Ojst)

21 0 18
The gun article is pretty good.

But the people who need to read it won't.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:07 AM (JtwS4)

Unfortunate but true. Even if they did, I doubt any of it would sink in.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:07 AM (2Ojst

People Magazine, glossy photos.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2015 09:08 AM (vPh3W)

22 Asian Americans Realize Affirmative Actions Works Against Them

The news is that this even made the news.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2015 09:08 AM (FcR7P)

23 Those awkward minutes when folks trickle in to the latest thread, while others continue to thrash about in the dying previous thread; but each thread has its own life and manners. Watch a fresh new culture emerging from a doomed old one: Conversations in Transition, next on National Blogographic Explorer.

Congratulations to Willow on not being willowed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - uuatu to you at February 24, 2015 09:09 AM (dkrmM)

24 Only need to know one thing. The derringer is the most lethal weapon system ever devised.


That, plus treachery and surprise will almost win the day 60% of the time.

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum in Silverado at February 24, 2015 09:09 AM (JO9+V)

25 Kinda goes with the Asian American / Affirmative Action article (which btw LA Time headlines deceptively)

My kid sent me a link (in nic) to the "biggest bookworms in the world by country" from 2013 and southeast asian countries top the list, followed by Egypt & Czech Republic, & Russia.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:10 AM (cbfNE)

26 What is that va secretary thinking? Stupidity abounds.

This is life in the south today:
http://youtu.be/la-PK1wQrWs

Posted by: Lea at February 24, 2015 09:10 AM (vmMMi)

27
Re: oldest cat

Really?
Who's to say that cat hasnt been replaced a couple of times? Nobody would know.

Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at February 24, 2015 09:10 AM (Z92n0)

28 ok on the walker link.

Unions representing teachers, professors, trash collectors and other government employees are struggling to stem plummeting membership rolls and retain relevance in the state where they got their start-
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one of the biggest complaints after dropping membership rolls.
is they have to kick in on their insurance!

the unions that assisted Obamacare are crying THEY also have to kick in some funds for their health care?

omg it was ok for the rest of us to suffer obamacare but they thought They would be exempt?

oh yeah cause they were Told they'd be exempt. you can keep your doctor if you want and insurance if you want 2,500 savings a year
LOL
feel the pain , you guys helped bury us in. dopes.
we told ya. You just thought You wouldn't have to suffer it like the rest of us.

Posted by: comrade willow at February 24, 2015 09:11 AM (nqBYe)

29 "Salem an CNN team up"

So Reince Prebius throws a invisible bone and the idiots in the Republican blogoshere cheer wildly. Hugh Hewitt along with Erin Burnett, Don Lemon and Carol Costello team up to bring you a fair and balanced debate. While CNN's crew questions the candidates on why they are so racist and why they hate the poor and middle class, Hugh Hewitt will grill them on Alger Hiss.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 24, 2015 09:11 AM (+ebSh)

30 Yeah, the gun article was good (well, "Is" is suppose, I haven't finished it yet). But, as pointed out above, those who need to read it either won't, or will ignore it as irrelevant.

You know, for people who claim to love "Science" and "Reason" and "Reality" the Left sure goes to great lengths to ignore all three of those when they're in opposition to their political goals.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:12 AM (M1uf/)

31 Alaska Is The Third State To Go To Pot

Insert Admiral Painter quote here.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:13 AM (M1uf/)

32 31 Alaska Is The Third State To Go To Pot

Insert Admiral Painter quote here.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:13 AM (M1uf/)

Go long on Hostess stock.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:13 AM (2Ojst)

33 The gun article is pretty good.

Oh look Michael Sam is on Dance in with the Stars.

Posted by: NSA at February 24, 2015 09:15 AM (S+el1)

34 "Provided certain conditions are met, a sportsman may transport and use hollow point ammunition. There are no restrictions preventing a sportsman from keeping such ammunition at his home.

N.J.S.A 2C:39-3f(1) limits the possession of hollow nose ammunition. However, there is a general exception that allows for the purchase of this ammunition but restricts the possession of it to specified locations."


The 2nd Amendment. It's all about sports, and only applies to certain types of ammunition which you may never load except for when the government says so... and make sure you never shoot any rapists with it. That would be illegal.

Posted by: Do the Jersey Juke at February 24, 2015 09:15 AM (wsXl6)

35 Go long on Hostess stock.
Posted by: Insomniac

Move in on my turf and I will cut a bitch.

Posted by: Li'l Debbie at February 24, 2015 09:16 AM (Spluw)

36 Eric Garner's Daughter Dishes On Al Sharpton

James O'Keefe is a national treasure.

Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:16 AM (7ObY1)

37 Yeah, between the drunks, the meth users, and the potheads, driving at night on those rural Alaskan gravel roads will be just peachy.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 24, 2015 09:18 AM (Kszh4)

38 Alaska really isn't a surprise

Posted by: Bigby's Fisticuffs at February 24, 2015 09:18 AM (3ZtZW)

39 Mulaney is a funny guy - haven't seen his show though. I could see him transitioning into a talk show host.

Posted by: SH at February 24, 2015 09:19 AM (gmeXX)

40 How does one complete Ranger training, get the Ranger tab, yet still not "serve" as a Ranger? The article at WZ didn't explain the gap.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 24, 2015 09:05 AM (JO9+V)

I "Suspect" he got transferred/promoted to a lateral/support function

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2015 09:19 AM (rDqRv)

41 Palin was pro-decriminalization, iirc.

Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:19 AM (7ObY1)

42 @15 lotsa Rangers are never in a Ranger unit.

Officially Ranger Regiments are in SOCOM.

Posted by: blaster at February 24, 2015 09:19 AM (Rx8ML)

43 Embellishing your military resume from one that truthfully reflects that you graduated from West Point , completed Ranger training and was Air Borne is definitely gilding the lily.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 24, 2015 09:19 AM (glJL/)

44 Yeah, between the drunks, the meth users, and the potheads, driving at night on those rural Alaskan gravel roads will be just peachy.
Posted by: Skookumchuk

With the size of Alaska, low population and the low population density, you'd think that this wouldn't be a problem, but I suppose that it must be.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 24, 2015 09:20 AM (Spluw)

45 Posted by: Do the Jersey Juke at February 24, 2015 09:15 AM (wsXl6)

I wonder if the same people who tell me I can't own (among other things) "high capacity magazines" (let alone fully automatic weapons) would believe their first amendment rights were being "infringed" if we allowed certain types of speech only to those who obtain a special license...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:20 AM (M1uf/)

46 That was an excellent article on guns but it didn't talk about the shoulder thingy that goes up so the East German judge only gave it a 2.3.

Oh, no new podcast today because someone who shall totally be named *koff* BC *koff* had this craaazy idea that meeting his work and familial obligations was more important then listening to me yell. Pfffffft.

His commitment to Sparkle Motion? Totes doubted.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hiding from the elements at February 24, 2015 09:20 AM (IrByp)

47 Adam Baldwin - ComiCon threat, or something

"In the wake of Supanova's announcement that Adam Baldwin would be attending Supanova - and organiser Daniel Zachariou's statement explaining the decision - a number of high-profile artists and cosplayers have officially announced they will not be attending the show in protest. The Ledger Awards, a non-profit organisation designed to reward the best work done by Australian comic book artists, has announced it is dissolving its sponsorship relationship with Supanova following the decision."

kotaku.com.au
http://bit.ly/1EMyYPt

h/t: Miss CJ, Chicks on the Right
http://bit.ly/1MOCcYk

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's the hat at February 24, 2015 09:21 AM (dkrmM)

48 Posted by: rhomboid at February 24, 2015 09:05 AM (afQnV)

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Thanks.

I found it interesting that the Casablanca part of Operation Torch forces embarked from the U.S. while the Algiers and Oran portion sailed from the U.K. And I thought they were largely unopposed due to those being Vichy French occupied lands while the Afrika Korps was engaged with the Brits in Egypt/Libya
I was wondering if the Casablanca involved a deep water port debarkation or somehow involved landing craft. I obviously have to read more.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2015 09:21 AM (NeFrd)

49 I don't know about you, but I don't know (or simply don't associate with) people who lie. It's ridiculous and diminishing. They must be insecure and pathetic to lie and lie often and make it look easy.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 24, 2015 09:22 AM (A98Xu)

50 Cleaning out my wallet the other day and found an unused Starbucks giftcard. I think I'll throw it atthat homeless ahole on the off-ramp

Posted by: Bigby's Fisticuffs at February 24, 2015 09:22 AM (3ZtZW)

51 With the size of Alaska, low population and the low population density, you'd think that this wouldn't be a problem, but I suppose that it must be.

Around the cities at least, I would guess the population to be fairly clustered. Not so much for those who do live out in the hinterlands, but I would guess Anchorage, for instance, could have a problem with it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:22 AM (M1uf/)

52 Really?
Who's to say that cat hasnt been replaced a couple of times? Nobody would know.


***


The Dread Cat Roberts.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2015 09:22 AM (NeFrd)

53 Count, Ranger school is a leadership course. You can get assigned anywhere after it. There are very few. Il lets in the Ranger Regiment. He went to the 82nd.

Posted by: Jean at February 24, 2015 09:22 AM (ztOda)

54 Posted by: mindful webworker - it's the hat at February 24, 2015 09:21 AM (dkrmM)

F*ck them in particular.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:22 AM (M1uf/)

55 Palin was pro-decriminalization, iirc.

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What's the difference between pro-decriminalization v. what CO did? If it is what I understand, I'm in the pro-d camp. I am not in the pro-regulation camp. I'm all in favor of making pot legal right up until people start talking about taxing it and regulating it. If that is what it means to make something legal, then count me out.

Posted by: SH at February 24, 2015 09:23 AM (gmeXX)

56 The problem with the florist vs. gaystapo is that it is a service. They dont just provide flowers. They go to the church or venue and set it up. Same with bakers. You are forcing people to participate in something they are religiously opposed to.

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 24, 2015 09:23 AM (iQIUe)

57 Go long on Hostess stock.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:13 AM (2Ojst

Too damn bad Little Debbie is privately owned. I prefer their products.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2015 09:23 AM (vPh3W)

58 8
How long has it been since the last Dump?

Posted by: Proctologist at February 24, 2015 09:01 AM (PFy0L)

20 minutes. Double flusher. Not to be bragging or anything.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 24, 2015 09:23 AM (0FSuD)

59 50 Cleaning out my wallet the other day and found an unused Starbucks giftcard. I think I'll throw it atthat homeless ahole on the off-ramp


Next time, throw Valu-Rite!


Posted by: that homeless ahole on the off-ramp at February 24, 2015 09:23 AM (7ObY1)

60
WRT oldest cat:

Which life is he using currently?

Posted by: Bigby's Fisticuffs at February 24, 2015 09:23 AM (3ZtZW)

61 Hillary and General Amos, and Obama no doubt, vowed to destroy sniper and Purple Heart recipient Rob Richards for the video of him urinating on some dead Taliban.

They succeeded.

Jim Amos, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Another American Sniper http://shar.es/1WC944 via @sharethis

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:25 AM (ZPrif)

62 Blue Hen - in fairness, lots of native towns are officially dry. And the state does have pretty strict drunk driving laws. But it's a problem.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 24, 2015 09:25 AM (Kszh4)

63 Muslims peacefully blowup a dozen people in Nigeria. via CNN.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at February 24, 2015 09:25 AM (BZAd3)

64 From the last thread. CAC got mentioned on HA and did an article in The Federalist.



I think our boy will be quitting his truck dispatch job and get real about his talent in polling.



Surprised WSJ or someone hasn't already grabbed him.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 24, 2015 09:25 AM (0FSuD)

65 I would think Frito Lay stock would be better than Hostess.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2015 09:25 AM (KETbL)

66 Alaska has always been pretty pro pot. A nominal fine for use. Which is really a tax

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:26 AM (qq4lq)

67 I love that in Texas I can go to our regular retail sports store and just grab a 33 round Glock mag off the shelf.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 24, 2015 09:26 AM (glJL/)

68
What's the difference between pro-decriminalization v. what CO did


If I understand correctly, decriminalization means the law doesn't change but the cops stop enforcing it. Colorado outright legalized pot, which meant a change to the law.

Amsterdam does not have drug legalization, contrary to what a lot of people think. They just don't enforce the laws on the books.

Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:26 AM (7ObY1)

69 "...when suddenly his mother walked in."

Branco depicts Hector at home
http://liberallogic101.com/?p=22088

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's the hat at February 24, 2015 09:26 AM (dkrmM)

70 61 Yeah,it's not like any US soldier or Marine has ever done anything like that before.Fucking idiots.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2015 09:26 AM (KETbL)

71 70 To be clear,the fucking idiots are the ones who made a big deal out of that bullshit.

Posted by: steevy at February 24, 2015 09:27 AM (KETbL)

72 Mostly what I got from this Slate article on patients' duty to die is that I should be eating more cheeseburgers.
http://is.gd/8hr30Y

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 24, 2015 09:27 AM (/kI1Q)

73 65 I would think Frito Lay stock would be better than Hostess.


I'm opting for a diversified portfolio including Pop-Tarts, Cheetos and Pink Floyd albums.

Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:27 AM (7ObY1)

74
Seamus, vaguely recall that the Oran landings were (desultorily) opposed by the Vichy French forces - at least I think that's what happened (and we were surprised, and p***ed off about it). Actually only reading on Torch, speaking ofcontemporary horrendous WaPo war reporting low-lights,was in Atkinson's book (his byline was atop the hysterically stupid panic article on the 3rd day of the Iraq campaign).

Atkinson's writing style was so bad - precocious high schooler without an editor, sort of that flavor - I literally couldn't read past the first 100 pages. Only WWII book I've ever not finished. And of course I didn't even bother with the other two books of his trilogy. Also hard to take him seriously after his ludicrous Iraq performance, so ...

Posted by: rhomboid at February 24, 2015 09:27 AM (afQnV)

75 I'm all in favor of making pot legal right up until people start
talking about taxing it and regulating it.


Why should pot be treated better than beer, candy, or toilets?

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 24, 2015 09:28 AM (/kI1Q)

76 Neptune's Inferno is excellent.

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Biggest surprise for me in Neptune's Inferno is that more sailors than soldiers died during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 24, 2015 09:28 AM (ee9LE)

77 After vietnam tons of vets went to Alaska. Dead Enders. My brother being one of them, all of them pretty regular pot users

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:29 AM (qq4lq)

78 And I thought they were largely unopposed due to those being Vichy French

They did not know till that last moments or until the Landings if the Vichy French would oppose the landings. As it was, the resistance from the Vichy was sporadic and weak.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2015 09:29 AM (rDqRv)

79 You are forcing people to participate in something they are religiously opposed to.

I was told yesterday that this view makes you a bigot.

Actually, though, I'd go further. Florists, bakers, photographers, or whoever have the Right- and should not be punished for invoking it- to refuse to serve whomever they choose for any reason or no reason at all.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:30 AM (M1uf/)

80 I would think Frito Lay stock would be better than Hostess.


...all plant-based foods, so our federal dietary rulers will be pleased. Or something.

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 24, 2015 09:30 AM (/kI1Q)

81 #75 Why should pot be treated better than beer, candy, or toilets?


I'm pro-legalization and I couldn't agree more. If ever there was something that deserves a luxury tax, it's marijuana.

If alcohol is taxed and cigarettes are taxed, pot should be taxed.

Man, it feels weird, as a fiscon, to type that. But there you go.

Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:30 AM (7ObY1)

82 Decriminalization means you don't go to jail you pay a fine

A fine is a tax, but you can only collect from those you catch

Making it legal means you get to tax everybody

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:30 AM (qq4lq)

83 Oh another thing on the gun article. I'm bad about using clip interchangeably with magazine. I know they're not the same, I do, but I still do it anyway.


Alaska really isn't a surprise
Posted by: Bigby's Fisticuffs at February 24, 2015 09:18 AM (3ZtZW)


Honestly, I thought Alaska had already decriminalized.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hiding from the elements at February 24, 2015 09:30 AM (IrByp)

84 73 65 I would think Frito Lay stock would be better than Hostess.


I'm opting for a diversified portfolio including Pop-Tarts, Cheetos and Pink Floyd albums.

Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:27 AM (7ObY1)

We need to start a Mary Jane Mutual Fund.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:31 AM (2Ojst)

85 If alcohol is taxed and cigarettes are taxed, pot should be taxed.

Man, it feels weird, as a fiscon, to type that. But there you go.
Posted by: Citizen X at February 24, 2015 09:30 AM (7ObY1)

I think the better answer is stop taxing alcohol and cigarettes.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:32 AM (2Ojst)

86 "In the wake of Supanova's announcement that Adam Baldwin would be attending Supanova - and organiser Daniel Zachariou's statement explaining the decision - a number of high-profile artists and cosplayers have officially announced they will not be attending the show in protest. The Ledger Awards, a non-profit organisation designed to reward the best work done by Australian comic book artists, has announced it is dissolving its sponsorship relationship with Supanova following the decision."
****
I know he's a conservative/ish, but he was also on firefly! How can you protest Adam being anywhere?

Posted by: Lea at February 24, 2015 09:32 AM (vmMMi)

87 The guy who killed Chris Kyle smoked a lot of pot according to his family.

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:32 AM (qq4lq)

88
Honestly, I thought Alaska had already decriminalized.

I believe Alaska was the first state to decriminalize, but they later recriminalized it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:32 AM (JtwS4)

89 Embellishing your military resume from one that truthfully reflects that you graduated from West Point , completed Ranger training and was Air Borne is definitely gilding the lily.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 24, 2015 09:19 AM


If nothing else, it shows that genius boy was asleep in class when we were talking about that whole 'honor' thing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2015 09:33 AM (h4vJk)

90 I'm SCREAMING AT THE TV!

Is anyone watching Fox? Axelrod on with Martha McCallum?

They were discussing Obama and his "strategies" for Syria, and Axeltoad actually said, If you were commander-in-chief, what would *you* do?"

She looked surprised, didn't respond, then she asked, "Where is our Winston Churchill?"

Axeltoad: "If only things were as simple as they once were." (Or something to that effect.)

I'm speechless.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2015 09:33 AM (FsuaD)

91
Iraq Irate at US for Giving Date of Mosul Campaign

Iraqi defense minister up in arms after US Central Command gives April-May timeframe for major op. against ISIS stronghold.


It's called the Blind leading the incompetent.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2015 09:33 AM (rDqRv)

92 Honestly, I thought Alaska had already decriminalized.I believe Alaska was the first state to decriminalize, but they later recriminalized it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


I don't give a damn about pot, but that's just cruel to the potheads.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 24, 2015 09:33 AM (Spluw)

93 So this new O'Keefe video on Sharpton - is this the one he was referring to when saying that it made him fear for his life?

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (PtTYB)

94 I know he's a conservative/ish, but he was also on firefly! How can you protest Adam being anywhere?

You can drop the "ish" from that. He's just conservative.

And that's enough. His body of work doesn't matter. How cool a guy he is in person doesn't matter. He's one of those eeeeevil conservatives, and so he must be shunned, blacklisted, and destroyed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (M1uf/)

95 So this new O'Keefe video on Sharpton - is this the one he was referring to when saying that it made him fear for his life?
Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (PtTYB)

Why would he fear for his life on that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (rDqRv)

96 88
Honestly, I thought Alaska had already decriminalized.

I believe Alaska was the first state to decriminalize, but they later recriminalized it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:32 AM (JtwS4)

Inuit givers. I denounce myself.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (2Ojst)

97 Seamus Muldoon, you might want to try one of the trilogy of books by Rick Atkinson. I bought my dad the third one for Xmas and he's still talking about how accurate it is. He was able to fill in the blanks regarding his movements across Europe with it better than he had remembered.

http://tinyurl.com/lesvjx5

Posted by: dartist at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (ahBY0)

98 And I thought they were largely unopposed due to those being Vichy French occupied lands while the Afrika Korps was engaged with the Brits in Egypt/Libya

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There were 1000 U.S. fatalities fighting the French before we began to fight the Germans.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 24, 2015 09:34 AM (ee9LE)

99 9 Czechs killed by a gunman on the border

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:35 AM (qq4lq)

100 If you were commander-in-chief, what would *you* do?"

Ahem.

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:35 AM (M1uf/)

101 O'Keefe is becoming a master at hype.

Posted by: NCKate at February 24, 2015 09:35 AM (RNq50)

102 What we need are pot Twinkies, thus causing and curing the munchies at the same time.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:35 AM (2Ojst)

103 then she asked, "Where is our Winston Churchill?"

TFG gave him back.

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 24, 2015 09:36 AM (/kI1Q)

104 Czechs killed by a gunman on the border

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:35 AM (qq4lq)

*****


Better czech their privilege.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2015 09:36 AM (NeFrd)

105 9 Czechs killed by a gunman on the border
Posted by: ThunderB

On what border?

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 24, 2015 09:36 AM (Spluw)

106 Better czech their privilege.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 24, 2015 09:36 AM (NeFrd)


Sounds like they needed to czech their armor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:37 AM (M1uf/)

107 Love the feel of a fresh dump. Twofer-Tuesday Baby
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2015 09:06 AM (vPh3W)
******
I never touch mine.....Ewwwwwwww

Posted by: Trunk Monkey at February 24, 2015 09:37 AM (fLKzW)

108 What we need are pot Twinkies, thus causing and curing the munchies at the same time.
Posted by: Insomniac

WTF

Posted by: FDA/ATF... at February 24, 2015 09:37 AM (Spluw)

109 U.S. Army campaign History, first day Morocco:

"French opposition, much stronger than at Safi, caused more confusion and delays. At dawn French planes strafed the beaches and bombed transports. A strong coast artillery concentration at a fortress near Mehdia rained a heavy volume of fire on transports offshore. To the south the 1st Battalion Landing Team struggled in the sand for over five hours to regain its beach, to round the lagoon, and to start toward the airfield only to be pinned down by machine-gun fire the rest of the day. To the rear French reinforcements from Rabat were firing on landing team outposts. In the middle the 2d Battalion Landing Team stopped to await naval gunfire support, was then hit hard by a French counterattack, and was pushed back almost to the beach with heavy losses. While the Navy was firing on the Mehdia fortress, troops ashore did not yet have enough artillery to quiet the French batteries, whose fire kept tank lighters from landing and forced transports to move out of range, thus lengthening the route to shore. By nightfall on D-day the Americans occupied precarious positions miles from the airfield they so desperately needed."

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2015 09:37 AM (z27Ny)

110 I'm all in favor of making pot legal right up until people start
talking about taxing it and regulating it.

Why should pot be treated better than beer, candy, or toilets?

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If we just want to make pot a good like any other - fine. But I don't think that is typically what is envisioned by those folks. I can tell you this, I am not in favor of creating whole new state departments like they did in CO. When I hear tax and regulate - I think of a new pot division created by the state. No thanks.

Posted by: SH at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (gmeXX)

111 The Czech border. Police say they have the gunman, not sure if he is alive or not. I'm in London and sky news is reporting it


Jihadi, Russian or crazy dude. Place your bets

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (qq4lq)

112
Breaking News @NewsOnTheMin
BREAKING: Nine killed in Czech restaurant shooting: TV. (AFP)

John Schindler @20committee
Initial reports from restaurant in Uherský Brod (CZ) say a gunman burst in, opened fire on guests (about 20) and killed 9 people, as of now.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (ZPrif)

113 45
I wonder if the same people who tell me I can't own (among other things) "high capacity magazines" (let alone fully automatic weapons) would believe their first amendment rights were being "infringed" if we allowed certain types of speech only to those who obtain a special license...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:20 AM (M1uf/)



Don't give them ideas.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (zoehZ)

114 IMO the VA guy was trying to empathize (gosh I hate that word) with the veteran he was talking to, not embellish his resume.

However, even that is a lame excuse. I could see if he was just some guy, but he's the head of the VA. He retired as CEO of Proctor and Gamble, he can afford to step down.



Posted by: blaster at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (Rx8ML)

115 I look out over the wall, in the pasture, and I see cattle. You know what they're grazing on? Plants.

All food is plant-based.

Except mushrooms. Which I'm not sure really should be considered food, anyway, despite the excellent mushroom sauce Milady made for the salmon patties a few days ago.

Posted by: mindful webworker - time for bacon! at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (dkrmM)

116 Has any news anchor, *ever* been asked by a president's spokesweasel, "Well, _____, if you were CiC, what would *you* do?"

I'm beyond gobsmacked. She did get in this: "I'm just a lowly news anchor."

Words fail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2015 09:39 AM (FsuaD)

117 Jihadi, Russian or crazy dude. Place your bets

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I'll put $5 on Jihadi

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:39 AM (cbfNE)

118 In Torch, battleships had to shell the French troops and warships. The USS Ranger did what I think was her only war time action, sending dauntless dive bombers against ships sitting in Oran.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 24, 2015 09:39 AM (Spluw)

119 I'm pro-legalization and I couldn't agree more. If ever there was something that deserves a luxury tax, it's marijuana.


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Why? See this is where the pro-legalization crowd loses me. I have no beef in legalizing pot. But I am not interested in passing more luxury taxes.

Posted by: SH at February 24, 2015 09:40 AM (gmeXX)

120 Asian Americans Realize Affirmative Actions Works Against Them

How the f*ck is that legal? I had presumed that colleges used race as a sort of add-in. That, indeed, they fudged things in regard to some students in the name of "Diversity."

But actively to hamper one demographic? What the actual f*ck? How is that legal? Where are the Asian rights groups screaming at the top of their lungs?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:40 AM (M1uf/)

121 Uherzsky Brod is the town. It's on the eastern border, in a restaurant


Let me expand. Jihadi, Russian, crazy guy or mafia? Place your bets

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:41 AM (qq4lq)

122 Why? See this is where the pro-legalization crowd loses me. I have no beef in legalizing pot. But I am not interested in passing more luxury taxes.
Posted by: SH at February 24, 2015 09:40 AM (gmeXX)
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But sin taxes are great!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 24, 2015 09:41 AM (z27Ny)

123 Also on SkyNews, ISIS kidnapped 90 Christians in Syria.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:41 AM (2Ojst)

124 Speaking of Axeltoad, he actually had the gall to say this:

David Axelrod: Growing "Cult of Personality" Around Hillary Clinton is "Dangerous"

What a comedian.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:41 AM (cbfNE)

125 And apropos of absolutely nothing, I'm digging the writings of this Pedro Gonzales.
http://www.americanthinker.com/author/pedro_gonzales/

Posted by: Comrade Moron ZKzrr at February 24, 2015 09:42 AM (/kI1Q)

126 Don't give them ideas.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2015 09:38 AM (zoehZ)


Unfortunately, I got that one from them.
As long as their team is the one handing out the licenses, they're all for it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:42 AM (M1uf/)

127 But sin taxes are great!

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Yeah, I'm not interested in those either.

Posted by: SH at February 24, 2015 09:42 AM (gmeXX)

128 I just got done reading Neptune's Inferno. The battle narratives will leave you exhausted - they're very intense. One scene in particular stood out for me. It was when a U.S. destroyer came within a couple hundred yards of a Japanese battleship at night. The destroyer turned all its guns on the tall superstructure of the battleship. A witness said it was like shooting into a burning apartment building.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 24, 2015 09:42 AM (PtTYB)

129 Jihadi, Russian or crazy dude. Place your bets
Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter


He'll be a TeaParty guy until proven to be Mohammedan. At which point he will swept under the rug, and the TFG will start talking about The Crusades.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at February 24, 2015 09:42 AM (9N0xF)

130 So I'm home again today (snow day I would say how much we are getting but I think the Northeast members of the Horde would manage to Scanners me) and I'm watching a travelogue on Cincinnati and there was just an interesting bit talking about the redevelopment of one of the neighborhoods.

The guy discussing it is a chef who talked about the area undergoing major race riots in 2001 and the area being more or less abandoned and then a major development company coming in and buying up stuff in 2004 and then his restaurant coming in around 2009 because he figured the area was at its lowest point and could only go up. The thing that struck me about it? The huge developer coming in was presented as saving the area, not evil evil gentrification, and the economic decision to open the restaurant there because hey it's as cheap as it is going to get. My God. Capitalism is good! Get. Out.

Though crappity mccraperson, now I want some Skyline chili and then off to Graeter's for ice cream.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hiding from the elements at February 24, 2015 09:42 AM (IrByp)

131 Czech Repub has a very small # of muzzies. Only like 5k in 2001.

I'll bet on organized crime.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:43 AM (ZPrif)

132 120 Asian Americans Realize Affirmative Actions Works Against Them

How the f*ck is that legal? I had presumed that colleges used race as a sort of add-in. That, indeed, they fudged things in regard to some students in the name of "Diversity."

But actively to hamper one demographic? What the actual f*ck? How is that legal? Where are the Asian rights groups screaming at the top of their lungs?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:40 AM (M1uf/)

Can't have smart, hardworking, non-melanin-enhanced minorities gumming up the works now, can we?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:43 AM (2Ojst)

133
More on this bullshit peanut allergy bullshit.

Posted by: please dont squeeze the soothie at February 24, 2015 09:43 AM (Z92n0)

134 Shooter reported dead

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:43 AM (qq4lq)

135 @120 The UC schools could fill every seat with Asians if they just selected by grades and test scores.

It is an uncomfortable truth.

And as much as I think that we should not be selecting by race, I would have to say that a state university system that only educated one race (regardless of the reason for it) is not an optimal outcome.

Posted by: blaster at February 24, 2015 09:44 AM (Rx8ML)

136 No reason to add another mind altering substance to the legal market. It's my opinion that the illegality of pot is one of the main factors in preventing many people who otherwise would become potheads.

I don't like potheads any more than I like drunks.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 24, 2015 09:44 AM (glJL/)

137 I am leaning towards Russian mafia. Just to be difficult

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:45 AM (qq4lq)

138 I wonder if the same people who tell me I can't own (among other things)
"high capacity magazines" (let alone fully automatic weapons) would
believe their first amendment rights were being "infringed" if we
allowed certain types of speech only to those who obtain a special
license...
========
Of course you know they are just fine with that.

The laws they pass only apply to you.

It's high time we turn the worm.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2015 09:45 AM (ZvKdv)

139
Sad to hear about the Czech murders. Great country. And one of the only "gun" countries in Europe.

Heh. I trash Atkinson's book (singular) because the writing style was so annoying; dartist recommends them! As I noted, his ludicrous Iraq reporting pretty much soured me on taking him seriously, which doesn't mean he couldn't do a text-based history OK.

Story about A'stan Marines and Gen. Amos is actually pretty disturbing. Undue command influence - you could sort of just outline Amos' approach in this case and use it in the encyclopedia to define undue command influence. The most important safeguard in military justice being prohibition of same. The sage continues. There's another Marine still being dogged by this prosecution - and the shenanigans pulled by Amos and Quantico to date, uh, sort of do heavy direct damage to Amos' precious "integrity of the Corps".

Ruin and rot in most if not all directions.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 24, 2015 09:45 AM (afQnV)

140 134 Shooter reported dead

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:43 AM (qq4lq)

I'm glad he's dead, but that will obviously make it harder to find out it this was terrorism-related. Of course if his name is Abdul Jihad al-Mujahid, then it's a no-brainer.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:45 AM (2Ojst)

141
I am leaning towards Russian mafia.

One shooter. Nine victims in a restaurant. Shooter sticks around to get shot.

I put 5 Horde Dollars on crazy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:46 AM (JtwS4)

142 I have a small bone to pick with that gun article, because he completely ignores the rare cases where the gun does actually accidentally discharge. Take for example the (I think) S-n-W semi autos that could be discharged simply by shaking them.

Or take the very recent case of a mom that shot her 4 y.o. when her CC piece fell from its holster and discharged upon striking the ground.

http://tinyurl.com/n6qwf97

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 24, 2015 09:46 AM (Sgf5Q)

143 Can't help one race/ethnicity without harming another. Affirmative Action is inherently racist.

Google just vowed to hire fewer whites and asians for the sake of Diversity.

Asians are 5% of America, but 30% of Google.

If Google wants higher % of blacks, that means fewer asians and whites, unavoidable.

Ze Diversity Game, she is zero-sum.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:46 AM (ZPrif)

144 132 There is a lawsuit against Harvard being prepared. I think they are being very stringent as to who participates - only Asians with really excellent extracurriculars, non-stereotypical, who were nevertheless rejected.

Btw, this is why my HS senior did not check the "race/ethnicity" box on college apps. She is a great student when compared to regular students, but not extraordinary enough to throw in against the super qualified Asians who worked on cures for cancer, etc.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:47 AM (cbfNE)

145 Train derailment in CA after it hit a truck. 30 injuries reported so far.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 24, 2015 09:47 AM (g1DWB)

146 Take for example the (I think) S-n-W semi autos that could be discharged simply by shaking them.

I believe it was a Taurus, at least it was in the video I saw...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:47 AM (2Ojst)

147 My area has many Asian families who move here from Maryland because of the racial STEM quotas.

Posted by: Jean at February 24, 2015 09:47 AM (ztOda)

148 A first. Schools in Charlotte stay open during a snow! Kids most butt hurt.


I think the snow surprised them and they just moved on. Another snow coming Wed night.


Expect bakeries and dairies to work over time. Come on Bessie give up some more.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 24, 2015 09:47 AM (0FSuD)

149 Train derailment in CA

Three train cars on their side. One burned up. Passenger train. Metro link commuter train

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:48 AM (qq4lq)

150 143 Can't help one race/ethnicity without harming another. Affirmative Action is inherently racist.

Google just vowed to hire fewer whites and asians for the sake of Diversity.

Asians are 5% of America, but 30% of Google.

If Google wants higher % of blacks, that means fewer asians and whites, unavoidable.

Ze Diversity Game, she is zero-sum.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:46 AM (ZPrif)

Can't just hire the best-qualified people, that would be crazypants.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:48 AM (2Ojst)

151 #76 Yes. It is hard to imagine the thousands and thousands killed during the naval clashes. And those lost in shark infested waters. Beyond any vision of hell even Dante could imagine.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 24, 2015 09:48 AM (VcOqI)

152 Posted by: blaster at February 24, 2015 09:44 AM (Rx8ML)

Whitey should up their game then.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at February 24, 2015 09:48 AM (glJL/)

153 The head of the UN climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Mr Pachauri said he was unable to provide strong leadership.
Indian police are investigating a complaint from a 29-year-old woman working in his office in Delhi.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at February 24, 2015 09:49 AM (ZT/+/)

154 Oh. Great. Now it's over the river to Kentucky to visit the bourbon distillery.

So now I'm both hungry and thirsty.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hiding from the elements at February 24, 2015 09:49 AM (IrByp)

155 I would have zero problem with any college ending up all Asian or whatever. just go by merit, come on!

it will shake out

other ethnicities will have to step it up!

Posted by: BlackOrchidPhotobomb at February 24, 2015 09:49 AM (pS66t)

156 Joe Miller @joethefatman1
Sweden's Multicultural Center Expert on Islamophobia Joins ISIS http://t.co/MJVinHbyMo

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:49 AM (ZPrif)

157 Heh. I trash Atkinson's book (singular) because the writing style was so annoying; dartist recommends them!

You'll have to take that one up with my dad who was there, I didn't read it and wasn't.

Posted by: dartist at February 24, 2015 09:49 AM (ahBY0)

158 This snow out in the mid south is screwing up my ammo order from OK. It got stuck in Tulsa, now it's stuck at Fed Ex in Memphis.



Like I need another 1000 rounds or 223 this week or something.

Posted by: Nip Sip at February 24, 2015 09:50 AM (0FSuD)

159 nood up

Be prepared to get your rage on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2015 09:50 AM (FsuaD)

160 156 sounds like the plot for a Lillyhammer episode.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:50 AM (cbfNE)

161 It's a DrewM thread? I'll stay here. lol I didn't even have to look and I knew it was Drew

Posted by: BlackOrchidPhotobomb at February 24, 2015 09:51 AM (pS66t)

162 I have a small bone to pick with that gun article, because he completely ignores the rare cases where the gun does actually accidentally discharge.

I agree that you have a point (and I had given that some thought as well), but then I thought this: "that happens such a small percentage of the time that digressing to talk about it doesn't actually add anything to the article."

One- since it's such a small percent, you'd end up adding at least two paragraphs- one saying "yes this can happen" and then another explaining why that doesn't matter to your main point.

Two- The point of his article was not about gun safety, but about people who don't understand gun safety. Adding those in only muddies the point that "gun grabbers as a group do not know the first thing about guns."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at February 24, 2015 09:52 AM (M1uf/)

163 CalTech is one of the last remaining schools in America that is 100% based on merit.

Caltech is 40% asian and 1% black.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:52 AM (ZPrif)

164
Oh. Great. Now it's over the river to Kentucky to visit the bourbon distillery.

The taunting. The taunting.

It's still 7 hours until Bourbon O'clock.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:52 AM (JtwS4)

165 The reason out Colleges and Universities are so expensive, in part, is that they are not schools but Country Clubs.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2015 09:52 AM (rDqRv)

166 CalTech is one of the last remaining schools in America that is 100% based on merit.

Caltech is 40% asian and 1% black.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at February 24, 2015 09:52 AM (ZPrif)

Yeah that's not true at all. My best friends 2 twin sons are both Post Doctoral At Cal Tech in Chemistry and it is very PC and as in much of higher learning many many of the Grants- which these programs depend on to survive- are based on Gender and Race. It is very sad

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 24, 2015 09:54 AM (rDqRv)

167
Asian-Americans and aff. action. Sadly, one good old friend is now part of Beltway problem - he's still sane, but his wife is pretty much a default Dem drone, thus complicit in all the ongoing disasters. But when her precious snowflake daughter was facing difficulty getting into "elite" colleges, ohmy - suddenly the mother was commonsensical, and outraged. Hilarious.

And the slimy POS state senator from Chinatown/SF, Yee, before his arrest on various felonies, had bucked his insane Dem caucus on aff. action admissions issues after his constituents had lit him up on it (did everyone realize that 10% of the Dem caucus in the largest state's senate is under felony arrest? what? no blazing, relentless, "culture of criminality" themes pulsing through the "press", making this all so familiar to you? hmmm, that's odd)

Neptune's Inferno, great line: junior radar operator in the commanding admiral's ship, as the US shipshold their fire in the dark and watch as the (radar-less) Japanese column approaches to very, very close range: "what are we going to do, sir, board them??" (Battle of Cape Esperance? can't recall which one)

Posted by: rhomboid at February 24, 2015 09:55 AM (afQnV)

168 79
You are forcing people to participate in something they are religiously opposed to.



I was told yesterday that this view makes you a bigot.



Actually, though, I'd go further. Florists, bakers, photographers,
or whoever have the Right- and should not be punished for invoking it-
to refuse to serve whomever they choose for any reason or no reason at
all.
===============
Gay marriage, anti-discrimination laws and the 1st Amendment--pick two.

Specifically: Gay marriage is 100% incomparable with the 1st Amendment.

Gabe, and all those who support gay marriage, want to eliminate all your 1st Amendment rights. That is no exaggeration. Unless you can point me to one person advocating for the repeal of anti-discrimination laws.

You can't. And they don't care. Better you be forced to deny your religion, your God, or lose your livelihood just so they can get back at dad for being so mean when they were growing up.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2015 09:55 AM (ZvKdv)

169 I looked at the Nood topic. I'm going to pass. Don't feel like getting worked up about Bitch McConnell today.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:57 AM (cbfNE)

170 165 The reason out Colleges and Universities are so expensive, in part, is that they are not schools but Country Clubs.

--

That quote on the ONT which said College Degrees are the new social class is spot on.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:58 AM (cbfNE)

171
Unless you can point me to one person advocating for the repeal of anti-discrimination laws.

AllenG and several other hordelings specifically advocated for the repeal of the Civil Rights Act in yesterday's thread.

They want the right to not serve blacks. Or gays. It's a civil rights issue.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 09:58 AM (JtwS4)

172 Czech shooter a 60 year old local man


Crazy perhaps

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at February 24, 2015 09:58 AM (qq4lq)

173 I believe it was a Taurus, at least it was in the video I saw...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2015 09:47 AM (2Ojst)

OKay, I stand corrected. On the maker, not the shaking discharge.

And Allen, electrons are cheap and if he wants to teach, then he should be thorough. Because some leftiy prog will bring up the discharge case(s) and then say

"You can ignore this person, he has all his 'facts' wrong."

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 24, 2015 09:59 AM (Sgf5Q)

174 yeah hang here with me votermom

there are operatives on both sides of the demoralization of the American people, I think.

Posted by: BlackOrchidPhotobomb at February 24, 2015 09:59 AM (pS66t)

175 Graeters ice cream and living in Mt. Adams were the only good things about my time in Cincinnati.

Posted by: NCKate at February 24, 2015 09:59 AM (RNq50)

176
"There are suggestions - unconfirmed - that the shooter turned the gun on himself"

Telegraph

Posted by: Bandersnatch, now half gay at February 24, 2015 10:02 AM (JtwS4)

177 Where are the Asian rights groups screaming at the top of their lungs?
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Well, their "leaders" have been given a few token elected positions--like the blacks--(not real leadership positions, mind you--those are for white Democrats only) by the Democrats soooo . . . keep waiting.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 24, 2015 10:02 AM (ZvKdv)

178 #167. I also liked the quote from the cruiser night battle chapter where, in response to being illuminated by a Japanese destroyer, the Navy cruiser's captain ordered "Counter-Illuminate!" The gunnery officer responded, "Fuck that! Open fire!"

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 24, 2015 10:03 AM (VcOqI)

179 174 yeah hang here with me votermom

there are operatives on both sides of the demoralization of the American people, I think.

--

Just check in the new thread after comment 100 and start talking about guns to change the subject.
Works every time.

Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 10:09 AM (cbfNE)

180 About government getting all up in your bong:

When Prohib was initiated, drinking went up. After Repeal, drinking went up.

Prohib increases the lure for those for whom "forbidden fruit" is part of the attraction. Repeal opens up use (with the threat of abuse) to those who would have otherwise obeyed a prohibition.

Under Prohib, you have those who follow the law, and those who shop in the black market. It doesn't actually stop anything, just alters the markets. The numbers from the Great Experiment are hard to parse as far as which had what social effect upon how many, Prohib or Repeal, encouraging or discouraging use and abuse, because it's so difficult to separate the impact of Prohib & Repeal from the other dynamic changes going on in American society in the same period.

Those of us who would obey the law but want to enjoy a cider at the end of the day would be deprived of that luxury under Prohib. If all one wants is to grow a plant and smoke it, is that a prison-worthy offense?

I hold thus:

- Substances are not behaviors. Adults should be legal to do whatever. When you can't handle it, you will be tried on the crimes you commit. It is unfortunate, but we really should have a society that has to wait for a real transgression to be committed.

- Taxes should be flat on all sales. No luxury tax, gas tax, vice tax, or other special rates. Government should not be in the business of attempting social changes or modifying behaviors through force of taxes.

Taxes suppress what is taxed, so savings taxes, property and investment taxes, income taxes, all discourage what we ought to be doing, saving, investing, owning, earning. While taxes of any kind must suck, and we can never stop cheating, seems like the best tax is a flat sales tax; whatever exceptions there might be (e.g. basic foods), anything that's sold is taxed the same. People will pay sales taxes that are within reason, especially if society is healthy and thus sales will happen a lot, and the government you're paying the tax for is what it ought to be.

Yeah, I know.

/dismounting soapbox because I Can't Breath

Posted by: mindful webworker - time for bacon! at February 24, 2015 10:14 AM (dkrmM)

181 The Ivy's still fear the "yellow horde".

Posted by: Penfold at February 24, 2015 10:15 AM (Fbt5B)

182 169 I looked at the Nood topic. I'm going to pass. Don't feel like getting worked up about Bitch McConnell today.
Posted by: @votermom at February 24, 2015 09:57 AM (cbfNE)

I don't enjoy those threads. I have to venture out into the already melting 2 inches to go to work soon anyway.

Posted by: Lea at February 24, 2015 10:32 AM (vmMMi)

183 Did you read about that poor dog someone left in their garage for 3-4 days? Neighbor kept hearing whimpering and finally checked. The poor dog was frozen to the floor. Took a half hour to free him and he has open sores. I really hate people.

Posted by: Bruce J. at February 24, 2015 10:34 AM (iQIUe)

184 How to get your ex back...
THE GREAT Dr erigo WHO BROUGHT MY HUSBAND BACK TO ME IN JUST ONE DAY.
My name is MERCY WIDEN I live in Canada, and i got married four months ago. My husband and I have been living a very happy and lovely life. So as time went on, I began to notice this strange attitude that he was possessing. He was now going out with other girls, to the extent that he was no longer picking up my calls, and he was not even sleeping in the house anymore. I became confused and didn't know what to do anymore. So i became worried and stranded, that brought so many thoughts into my mind, because I have never experienced a thing like this before in my life.

So I decided to visit a spell caster, to see if he can help me out. So immediately I went to the internet, where I saw an amazing testimony of a spell caster who brought someone's ex lover back, "Dr erigo" so I contacted him immediately and I explained to him all my problems and he told me that it will be very easy for him to solve, compare to the ones that he has done before. And he also gave me some proof to be really sure of his work, and he assured me that my husband will come back to me immediately he is through with the spell casting. And also he told me to put all my trust in him, and I really obeyed him. So it was 8:00 am on the next morning, when I was about going to work, when i received my husband's call, and he told me that he was coming back home, and he apologized to me, and told me that he is very sorry for the pain that he has cost me. And after some hours later, he really came back home, and that was how we continued our marriage with lots of love and happiness, and our love was now stronger than how it were before.

Moreso, he also told me that once my heart desire has been granted unto me that i should go and testify of his work right here on the internet. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth today as I am writing this testimony, and I want to really thank "Dr erigo" for bringing back my husband, and for bringing joy and love to my family. So my greatest advice for you out there who your husband or your wife is acting strange or behaving the same way like this, or you have any problem with your relationship or anything related to do with spell casting, is for you to go and visit this man anytime, and i assure you that he will be of help to you, and I am 100% sure that he will solve it out.

CONTACT HIM NOW ON THIS
Email; Erigospellcaster@gmail.com

Posted by: MERCY WIDEN at February 27, 2015 01:08 AM (bNqv5)

185 For the past 3 months now I have been looking for good and geniue spell to bring back my ex lover back and also help me to win lottery. and it has been a hard time for me finding the right place until I get in contact with Mama Anita who gave me powerful prayer and assured me that it will take two days before the spell will be effective, truly 2 days later, my Ex Lover rang me, i answered the call, he started apologizing, we are together Now. Thank you for making her to know that we are meet to be together and also making my dreams come true. And he did a spell that make me to win lottery. Please if any body needs LOVE SPELL,LOTTERY,PRENANCY SPELL, DIVORCE SPELL, GET YOUR PARTNER. BACK AND MANY MORE YOU MAKE NEED. Email him now for your own help.Email:womanoflifehelper@gmail.com
Thanks goes to Mama.Anita for the excessive work that she has done for me.

Posted by: Faith at February 27, 2015 01:12 AM (bNqv5)

186 .

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at February 27, 2015 07:37 AM (rwI+c)

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