Thursday Morning News Dump

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1 Dump!

Posted by: steevy at March 19, 2015 08:06 AM (KETbL)

2 Morning already? I need to go to sleep!

Posted by: wooga at March 19, 2015 08:06 AM (XK0dn)

3 I occasionally buy a cd but it's usually through amazon or iTunes.

Posted by: Lea at March 19, 2015 08:07 AM (vmMMi)

4 Breaking: New Hillary campaign slogan unveiled:

Vote for Hillary - Because one impeached Clinton just isn't enough.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 19, 2015 08:08 AM (BZAd3)

5 How long before TFG orders the use of Federal money to buy Ferguson houses and prop up the market?

Posted by: MTF, Vote For The One GOP Insiders Hate! at March 19, 2015 08:09 AM (FCsIb)

6 Mandatory Voting? We can attach the ballot to the 1040 from.

Posted by: Jean at March 19, 2015 08:10 AM (ztOda)

7 You know what?

http://tinyurl.com/m4kxnsl

Just fuck it. I'm done.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 19, 2015 08:13 AM (BZAd3)

8 Morning all.

Don't know where I'm supposed to be, precisely. Either I have a training session or not. Nobody's answering the phone....

WRT Ace's post yesterday - Had a nice night reading it all, but I guess I'm surprised people were so taken aback by what Ace wrote, especially the part about advocating stuff he didn't believe was true. Anybody who has followed the blog and has any sort of sequential memory should have already known this.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at March 19, 2015 08:13 AM (3ZtZW)

9 Rejoice with me fellow Morons, I have finally found my true identity:


http://tinyurl.com/85ykqm6


Let the pussies be dragons. Imma be a fukin' CANNON.


Morning roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 19, 2015 08:13 AM (6fyGz)

10 The Kevin Williamson article is sobering. And Hairy Reid is a disgusting plantation pederast.

Posted by: MTF, Vote For The One GOP Insiders Hate! at March 19, 2015 08:14 AM (FCsIb)

11 Ben Carson is a very smart dumb person.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 19, 2015 08:16 AM (eytER)

12 Mandatory Voting?

"Here, citizen - let me help you with that ballot..."


*cracks knuckles*

Everybody, get ready. We have a lot of aerobic exercises to do today. Mostly consisting of screaming, yelling, carrying on, jumping to conclusions, and flying off the handle.

So stretch well, I don't want anyone pulling something.

Subjects: McConnell's chinless visage, Boehner's weird complexion, and Obama's temper tantrums.

And other stuff as soon as the cobs crawl out of the dumpsters they hid in to avoid that police dragnet last night.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:18 AM (hLRSq)

13 Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at March 19, 2015 08:13 AM (3ZtZW)

Same here, Bigby. There's nothing we can do to save the Republican party from the people that control it. All we can do is man the lifeboats and let them keep rearranging the deck chairs.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 19, 2015 08:18 AM (J+mig)

14 Ben Carson Doesn't Know Much About History Or Foreign Affairs


There is not one candidate that knows everything about everything. The biggest question I have is have they ever heard of the Constitution?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet at March 19, 2015 08:18 AM (KbNXw)

15 Just fuck it. I'm done.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 19, 2015 08:13 AM (BZAd3)


No slacking; get back over there and work up a fit.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:18 AM (hLRSq)

16
WRT Ace's post yesterday - Had a nice night reading it all, but I guess I'm surprised people were so taken aback by what Ace wrote, especially the part about advocating stuff he didn't believe was true. Anybody who has followed the blog and has any sort of sequential memory should have already known this.
Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at March 19, 2015 08:13 AM (3ZtZW)

I saw the post and vaguely remembered some comment from around the 2012 elections to that effect, but if ace is staying stuf he doesn't believe is true than maybe yesterday's dust up was all self loathing. Not everyone has been towing the party line. But whatever.

Posted by: Lea at March 19, 2015 08:19 AM (vmMMi)

17 Mandatory Voting? We can attach the ballot to the 1040 from.

Nice! There's only a single box to check...

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 08:19 AM (FcR7P)

18 Time to start drinking? Be sure to stretch before your Irish Yoga.

Posted by: Dave in Cameroon at March 19, 2015 08:20 AM (iKXzz)

19 Vote for Hillary - Because one impeached Clinton just isn't enough.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 19, 2015 08:08 AM


C'mon, Mr. Heeb, you know damn well that Poppin' Fresh and the rest of the Konservative Kommenting Kommandos will instantly anoint her as Too Big To Impeach II.

She will be another President Historic First!!11!!

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 19, 2015 08:21 AM (P8YHq)

20 Where do I go to join the Resistance?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:22 AM (lG2E3)

21 Subjects: McConnell's chinless visage (snip)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:18 AM (hLRSq)

His species has now been identified:
He's an Ancient Mutant Senate Turtle.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 19, 2015 08:22 AM (J+mig)

22 Who wants to join me at the Ferguson Starbucks for free wifi while we read the Dump?

Hang on a sec...let me google the address first.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2015 08:22 AM (PJOJz)

23 Narrative Of An American Slave


To be pedantic, that is an Indian slave in America due to illegal trafficking. Please NOTE that, it is already illegal. So what else is in this proposed law that nobody is talking about.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:23 AM (wlDny)

24 Ben Carson Doesn't Know Much About History Or Foreign Affairs

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As opposed to the genius that is Obama.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:24 AM (ViZNy)

25 Dick Durbin voted against an African American woman's confirmation as Secretary of State.

And so it goes...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:24 AM (659DL)

26 "Hang on a sec...let me google the address first."

We might have a problem.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2015 08:24 AM (PJOJz)

27 24 Ben Carson Doesn't Know Much About History Or Foreign Affairs

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As opposed to the genius that is Obama.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:24 AM (ViZNy)

The man has a point. Give him a cookie. Knowledge of the subject is obviously not required for the job, the voters have decided so in the past.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 19, 2015 08:25 AM (J+mig)

28 And read that last piece, folks. Brilliant.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:25 AM (659DL)

29 At The White House, There's Nobody Home



Not true he is at home at least 25% of the time. The rest of the time rat face Jar Jar the Iranian is at home. They both do great evil so if this was true we would be much better off.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:25 AM (wlDny)

30 Who wants to join me at the Ferguson Starbucks for free wifi while we read the Dump?

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Gonna have to pack my Ma Duece first.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:25 AM (ViZNy)

31 just because you're a doctor doesn't mean you understand anything outside your field of practice.

Carson is proof of that.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 19, 2015 08:25 AM (lsWof)

32 So what else is in this proposed law that nobody is talking about.

Probably free abortions and sex changes.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 19, 2015 08:26 AM (xQX/f)

33 Over the long run from cradle to grave it might actually be cheaper to pay reparations. Surrender your US passport when you get on the plane to your homeland.

Posted by: Dave in Cameroon at March 19, 2015 08:26 AM (iKXzz)

34 Who Are These People That Still Buy CDs?


Me for one. Amazon has this illogical policy where the hard copy CDs are cheaper than the download mp3's. So I still buy a few CDs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:27 AM (wlDny)

35 Posted by: Lea at March 19, 2015 08:19 AM (vmMMi)

I said my piece and ditched it. Why get myself worked up something like that?

Let's see...politicians pander to voters and constituency groups for votes...staffers who say/do dumb stuff likely to insult the people whose votes you're courting get canned....

Nope, I still cannot see getting worked up about that. Wanting politics to be free of politicking is sort of like saying war would be great if it weren't for all of the blood and killing.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:27 AM (hLRSq)

36 Knowledge of the subject is obviously not required for the job, the voters have decided so in the past.

Yes, let's tack another ignormaus onto the list.

Having said that, Hewitt's "gotcha" games are tiresome.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:27 AM (659DL)

37 How long before TFG orders the use of Federal money to buy Ferguson houses and prop up the market?

But only for the 'correct' people. You know, those who suffered from the racial overtones.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 08:28 AM (FcR7P)

38 Well, we're now mandated to purchase a product for citizenship. Why not throwing in mandatory voting. Ugh! I hate that guy.

Posted by: no good deed at March 19, 2015 08:28 AM (ZKGnj)

39 Ferguson Home Values Are Plummeting


I guess some people are slow.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:29 AM (wlDny)

40 Glenn Beck has left the building

Posted by: Jean at March 19, 2015 08:29 AM (ztOda)

41 Uh oh. Barrel time

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at March 19, 2015 08:29 AM (X+nFp)

42 t-bird get in the barrel, please.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:29 AM (659DL)

43 "Not true he is at home at least 25% of the time."


And watching ESPN.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:30 AM (hLRSq)

44 Does Dick Durbin Believe Only White Males Can Bear Public Scrutiny


No, because the lying fkweasel led the charge against Condi Rice. He must have conveniently forgot that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:30 AM (wlDny)

45

Oh, no...

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 08:30 AM (FcR7P)

46 the "Another AoSHQ Turncoat" article is a wonderful cautionary lesson.

Posted by: MTF, Vote For The One GOP Insiders Hate! at March 19, 2015 08:31 AM (FCsIb)

47 "Not true he is at home at least 25% of the time."


And watching himself on ESPN.


FTFY

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:31 AM (659DL)

48 An enbarreling already?

t-bird is diligent this morning.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:31 AM (hLRSq)

49 Eating breakfast in the barrel. This can't be good for me...

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 08:32 AM (FcR7P)

50 Latest pseudoscientific leftist racial meme, white fragility.

http://tinyurl.com/pusnas6

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:32 AM (wofvg)

51 If you don't know the capital of Kyrgyzstan or Burkina Faso off the top of your head, that's one thing. But I expect a president to know that Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are part of NATO. That's basic knowledge.

Posted by: Naes at March 19, 2015 08:32 AM (YhayY)

52 Eating breakfast in the barrel. This can't be good for me...

Take it from me, it's damned hard to get the Pop Tart up to your mouth.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:33 AM (659DL)

53 Some Police Revenue Streams Are More Outrageous Than Others


Every PD in the country does this. I would be more concerned with the illegal taking of property and money w/o even being charged with a crime, much less being convicted.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:33 AM (wlDny)

54 "40 Glenn Beck has left the building"

I've never been a big fan, but I'm glad to see him announce his break from the Evil Party. I'd love to see some national office holders follow suit.

Sen. Sessions is in a unique position to start a new third party.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:33 AM (lG2E3)

55 Oh, no...

After you return from barrel duty put a [ / i ] (without spaces) at the end of your 'Name:' field. Confines damage.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 19, 2015 08:34 AM (xQX/f)

56 Snow To Hit Massachusett(e)s


Surely not, this is the HOTTEST winter in forever!

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:34 AM (wlDny)

57 But I expect a president to know that Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are part of NATO. That's basic knowledge.

Yep.

Remember when Herman Cain said that he hadn't thought much about Afghanistan? Same "we're done here" reaction.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:35 AM (659DL)

58 He's an Ancient Mutant Senate Turtle.

Mitch McConnell at the Turtle Club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezAJeaCySV4

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 19, 2015 08:35 AM (MMC8r)

59 Cato: "There's nothing we can do to save the Republican party from the people that control it."

See, now, that's what I was talking about. I appreciate the sentiment, really, but I still feel compelled to say, "Thank you for your concern."

Nothing? Nothing at all to save the party that fielded Goldwater and Reagan? Nothing to save the party that has been growing in Constitutional Conservatives?

That's what they'd like you to believe. It's working.

Reagan said something like liberty is always only one generation away from extinction. Building up is not as easy as tearing down, yet we could already be on a trajectory to restore principle to the Republican Party and the nation. This makes the RINOs all the more evident, and infuriating, but we should be confident that they and their supporters are on the way out nonetheless. Control of the party can be changed.

Person last thread who asked, where he lives, Dems rule, so how would a 3rd party fare any better? is close to the right idea. If a viable 3rd party of principle is possible, I'm there. It's not. Meanwhile, I'll vote R, thanks. YMMV.

Posted by: mindful webworker - tl;dr m'self at March 19, 2015 08:35 AM (FeRav)

60 49
Eating breakfast in the barrel. This can't be good for me...

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 08:32 AM (FcR7P)

Hey, we filled it with Starbucks yesterday, so enjoy your bitter java and stimulating barista conversation.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft - DOOM it all to hell at March 19, 2015 08:36 AM (gfB4n)

61 Liberals Find An Excuse To Abandon Israel




Liberals have never "liked" Israel, but now that their hero, the Choom King is actively hating on them because he supports muzzie terrorists they have to support him.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:36 AM (wlDny)

62 The only thing I know about foreign policy is that I prefer French to Greek.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:36 AM (IbB6g)

63 Nothing? Nothing at all to save the party that fielded Goldwater and Reagan? Nothing to save the party that has been growing in Constitutional Conservatives?

Read that last item above--especially the part about Roman Senators having the trappings of power...but not the actual power.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:37 AM (659DL)

64 "Control of the party can be changed."

No. Control of the Republican Party cannot be changed.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:37 AM (lG2E3)

65 Hey, we filled it with Starbucks yesterday, so enjoy your bitter java and stimulating barista conversation.

For your reading pleasure, it comes equipped with a Kindle preloaded with AOSHQ Delaware Senate threads.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:38 AM (659DL)

66 Definitely some self loathing in Ace's posts, hinted at partly when he derided people for someting like "puffing themselves up by inflicting harm on others", which is pretty much the definition of a Twitter slap fight, and Twitter has been his venue of choice lately. What you gaze at, you become, all that jazz.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 19, 2015 08:38 AM (2cS/G)

67
After you return from barrel duty put a [ / i ] (without spaces) at the end of your 'Name:' field. Confines damage.

That's Beth's move. It's cheating.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 08:40 AM (JtwS4)

68 The ticketing 'scandal' in Ferguson is just a *SQUIRREL!* to change the subject away from the fact that the DoJ has come up empty in its pursuit of Darren Wilson and a racist Police force.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 19, 2015 08:40 AM (MMC8r)

69 What you gaze at, you become, all that jazz.

Bullshit.

Otherwise, this place would be crawling with Kate Uptons.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:41 AM (659DL)

70 Just read Ace's "Goodbye Cruel GOP-World" piece (had actual stuff to do last night). Good read, agreed with all of it back in 2011 when I said my Adios to the GOP, and I harbor no ill-will for Ace taking several for The Team over the last couple of years.

In addition to ObamaCare, I also want to point out how, uh, interesting it is that all of as sudden the House GOP is pushing "all out" for... a Balanced Budget Amendment! You just gotta believe there's a smoke filled-room somewhere on K-Street where the words "We're in trouble with the Bubbas, drag-out the ultimate Boob-Bait, the BBA!!"

They have as much interest in actually implementing the BBA than they do in repealing ObamaCare. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Welcome officially to the Let. It. Burn. caucus, ace.

Posted by: DocJ at March 19, 2015 08:41 AM (zrsn3)

71 Let's see...politicians pander to voters and constituency groups for votes...staffers who say/ do dumb stuff likely to insult the people whose votes you're courting get canned....

Nope, I still cannot see getting worked up about that.



I agree. First rule as an employee, "Don't step on the boss's dick with golf cleats".

Pretty simple. Used to be universally understood.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2015 08:41 AM (CTHok)

72 The ticketing 'scandal' in Ferguson is just a *SQUIRREL!*

Taxation via law enforcement is a thing. A bad thing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:42 AM (659DL)

73 ....yet we could already be on a trajectory to restore principle to the Republican Party and the nation.

If the GOPe didn't get the message in the last election that a good chunk of the base is conservative, they aren't going to get the message.

The "principle" of the Republican Party is to lie to and punish conservatives.

Posted by: @JohnTant at March 19, 2015 08:42 AM (eytER)

74 Control of the Republican Party cannot be changed.

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Remember the Thad Cochran / McDaniel primary?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:42 AM (f0Puf)

75 They interview ReMax in the link about Ferguson housing prices going in the toilet. What they dont mention is that one of ReMax's own agents, Leigh Maibes, aka, stackizshort, is one of the Feguson terrorists. When a cop called her up last fall and confronted her with her conflict of interest, he got in trouble for it. But he was a 100% right.

Posted by: Sparky at March 19, 2015 08:42 AM (iQIUe)

76 Posted by: mindful webworker - tl;dr m'self at March 19, 2015 08:35 AM (FeRav)

The mileage does vary, but that was a good and well reasoned response. If I see more signs of a change, I might revise my position, but the success of Boehner and his ilk has left me little cause for optimism.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 19, 2015 08:42 AM (J+mig)

77 For your reading pleasure, it comes equipped with a Kindle preloaded with AOSHQ Delaware Senate threads.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:38 AM (659DL)



Yikes. That's some harsh punishment.

Posted by: DangerGirl, footloose and Partyfree at March 19, 2015 08:43 AM (xkaSw)

78 Posted by: DocJ at March 19, 2015 08:41 AM (zrsn3)

Yep. Theirs is an old game now. No one is being fooled by these cocksuckers.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:43 AM (lG2E3)

79 After you return from barrel duty put a [ / i ] (without spaces) at the end of your 'Name:' field. Confines damage.


That's Beth's move. It's cheating.


Not just i. s and b also. Cover all the bases.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2015 08:43 AM (CTHok)

80 Militant gunmen killed a bunch of folks in Tunisia yesterday.


Militant=Mohammedan


The press and the liberals have their collective fingers in their collective ears and are screaming NANANANANANA at the top of their lungs.
Meanwhile, Barky makes his Final Four picks. That's life in Wonderland.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 19, 2015 08:43 AM (CFeD8)

81
Taxation via law enforcement is a thing. A bad thing.


And it was served up by DoJ to change the subject.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 19, 2015 08:44 AM (MMC8r)

82 Both parties and all three branches lie to us continually and have forgotten the concept of consent of the governed.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:45 AM (f0Puf)

83 "Remember the Thad Cochran / McDaniel primary?"

I do. It was a stark demonstration of what the Republican Party is really all about.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:46 AM (lG2E3)

84 Another AoSHQ Turncoat


Ah the story of Caesar and the Roman Senate. The founders were well aware of this because at the time they were the most well educated people in America and likely among the best in the world.


That is why they had a three part governance with a WRITTEN Constitution that gave clear guidance to limit the power of Caesar and the federal government general.


But alas, in a subversive scheme Adams (the day's big government liberal) he appointed a crooked chief justice named Marshal to rule over 1/3 of the government and make that third the interpreter of that written Constitution. And then began chipping away at it.


BY the end of the 1930s it was no longer a meaningful document. By the end of the 40s it was lying dead in a moldy grave.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:46 AM (wlDny)

85 staffers who say/ do dumb stuff likely to insult the people whose votes you're courting get canned.... "

See, here is my takeaway from the SW/whoever kerfuffle - I've been an independent consultant for the better part of four decades, and I simply cannot fathom even joking about ANY client or potential client in the entire friggen industry within earshot of anyone, ever. Not back in the day when "video" wasn't ever present, and especially not now on some form of self broadcast.

I'm genuinely interested in finding out why so many in roles based on communication are willing - hell, eager - to step on the bosse's - well, just read a few posts up.

Posted by: anon a mouse at March 19, 2015 08:47 AM (KnbYp)

86 Meanwhile, Barky makes his Final Four picks. That's life in Wonderland

At least Barky is mostly AWOL during tourney time so we do have that going for us. Got to watch wall to wall b-ball.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 08:47 AM (C278+)

87
So who's the blog-traitor? I saw the name, saw the pasty white face, not making the connection to the Horde-Handle.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 08:48 AM (ynQIy)

88 I buy CD's for the audio quality, which is just this side of acceptable.

Most downloaded formats are not high-fidelity. MP3 sucks ass.

For the really good stuff, I buy vinyl, IF the pressing is from a reputable house.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at March 19, 2015 08:48 AM (SCcgT)

89 Morning horde.

Anytime someone starts off with 'where citizens have no choice but to....'

They've got my vote!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 08:48 AM (fWAjv)

90 69
What you gaze at, you become, all that jazz.



Bullshit.



Otherwise, this place would be crawling with Kate Uptons.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:41 AM (659DL)

Well, we do seem to have more boobs around here.....

Posted by: 1bulwetweft - DOOM it all to hell at March 19, 2015 08:48 AM (gfB4n)

91 "Taxation via law enforcement is a thing. A bad thing."

Without a doubt, intentional targeting of a demographic for enhanced enforcement is wrong.

But here in Baltimore, if traffic enforcement were based purely on illegal traffic behavior, with the demographic of the vehicle operator hidden from the Officer until after the citation is written, it would be disproportionally Black.
Or New Jersey drivers.

Coming home last night on Northern Parkway, three lanes each way, here is an African American female walking against traffic in the right traffic lane, forcing people to get out of the lane to go around her. With a smile on her face the whole time. I guess she was trolling for her own Officer Wilson moment.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2015 08:49 AM (PJOJz)

92 Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:50 AM (lG2E3)

93 Me for one. Amazon has this illogical policy where the hard copy CDs are cheaper than the download mp3's. So I still buy a few CDs.

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Recently bought a CD from Amazon because not only was the CD cheaper but I also got a free download if I got the CD.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:51 AM (5MYLo)

94 87
So who's the blog-traitor? I saw the name, saw the pasty white face, not making the connection to the Horde-Handle.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 08:48 AM (ynQIy)

I'm guessing JeffB

Posted by: Jean at March 19, 2015 08:52 AM (ztOda)

95 Durbin talks about GOP's sending Lynch to the "back of the bus". Growing up we use to fight for a seat in the back of the bus.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 08:53 AM (C278+)

96 Coming home last night on Northern Parkway, three lanes each way, here is an African American female walking against traffic in the right traffic lane, forcing people to get out of the lane to go around her. With a smile on her face the whole time. I guess she was trolling for her own Officer Wilson moment.


Help to survive the encounter. Would suck to set it up, perish, then befogotten the next day like the Choking Loosie-Seller.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2015 08:53 AM (CTHok)

97 87

Jeff B.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 19, 2015 08:53 AM (l0RuO)

98 " I'm guessing JeffB"

From the Authors Bio

Jeffrey Blehar:
Jeff Blehar is an attorney and member of the Ace of Spades H:Q Decision Desk. He lives in Chicago.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2015 08:54 AM (PJOJz)

99 For your reading pleasure, it comes equipped with a Kindle preloaded with AOSHQ Delaware Senate threads.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

Even worse; now those threads are rather precient.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 19, 2015 08:54 AM (Spluw)

100 Cloyd Freud: "No. Control of the Republican Party cannot be changed."

Oh, well, right, okay then, can't argue with such persuasive logic. Abandon ship.

o_O

Posted by: mindful webworker - wind shifting? at March 19, 2015 08:55 AM (FeRav)

101 "87 So who's the blog-traitor?"

What happened. Man, I always miss the good stuff.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:55 AM (lG2E3)

102 Hey "Dick" Durbin. Did you vote for the first black woman for SoS? Yea, didn't think so.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 08:55 AM (C278+)

103 And read that last piece, folks. Brilliant.
Posted by: Circa


Agee.

Posted by: dogfish at March 19, 2015 08:55 AM (1vYi0)

104 What happened. Man, I always miss the good stuff.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:55 AM (lG2E3)

Another Benedict Arnold writing for The Federalist.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)

105 Posted by: mindful webworker - wind shifting? at March 19, 2015 08:55 AM (FeRav)

Please cite recent examples of how the GOP has represented the interests of its voters.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:57 AM (lG2E3)

106 92 Recently bought a CD from Amazon because not only was the CD cheaper but I also got a free download if I got the CD.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 08:51 AM (5MYLo)

Yep, I have done that a lot. The only thing that slows me down is that I already have just about anything that is any good. I have a larger library than most radio stations after collecting music since the 60s.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:57 AM (wlDny)

107 Another Benedict Arnold writing for The Federalist.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)

Ah. Thanks.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 19, 2015 08:57 AM (lG2E3)

108 I have a larger library than most radio stations after collecting music since the 60s.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

I thought Edison invented it in the 90s........

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 19, 2015 08:58 AM (Spluw)

109 I'm at the WH nearly every day. Free booze, free food and I can sleep off my hangovers in the Lincoln bedroom. Thx suckahs!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 19, 2015 09:00 AM (gwG9s)

110 "I thought Edison invented it in the 90s........"

I think Vic is including his player piano rolls, and wax recording cylinders in his totals.

Technically, it's not cheating.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2015 09:01 AM (PJOJz)

111 So who's the blog-traitor?

I assume it's JeffB.

Really good article, by the way. History is never boring.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 09:01 AM (FcR7P)

112 We would never have an Ides of March moment.
Who in DC would band together to sweep the legs of Gaius Ceasar Hussain?

They don't want power. They want the trappings of power. Power is icky. Power requires making hard choices and executing your decisions.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2015 09:02 AM (CTHok)

113 "History is never boring."

Same old stuff...over and over again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 19, 2015 09:02 AM (PJOJz)

114 I just finished a syfy action comedy book about Buddy Holly. I didn't know much about him so I bought a Greatest Hits album and, to my surprise, liked it quite a bit.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:03 AM (ee9LE)

115 108 I thought Edison invented it in the 90s........

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 19, 2015 08:58 AM (Spluw)

Yeah I would get me one of those old hand cranked horizontal cylinder player/recorders but the music for them is largely unavailable and it is very lo-fi.

But some of my old vinyl harkens back to the mono days.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 09:03 AM (wlDny)

116 So, is everybody planning on relocating to Ace's Gulch?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:03 AM (NeFrd)

117 "History is never boring."

Same old stuff...over and over again.

-
Atrocity this. Massacre that.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:04 AM (ee9LE)

118 We would never have an Ides of March moment.

I imagine you could argue we had it in 1973.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 09:04 AM (FcR7P)

119 Angered by Netanyahu making him look like the petulent and spiteful bitchy man-child that he is, top Obama officials would not rule out the possibility of a change in American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has historically fended off resolutions hostile to Israel.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 09:05 AM (fWAjv)

120 So, is everybody planning on relocating to Ace's Gulch?
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man

No, if he found someone special, we should leave her be.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 19, 2015 09:05 AM (Spluw)

121 Woke up this morning, opened my eyes to see my 100 lb Doberman nose to nose with me. Scared the hell out of me.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:05 AM (C278+)

122 If you haven't listened to Bill Whittle's Firewall, in the sidebar, you should.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 19, 2015 09:06 AM (BZAd3)

123 mcturtle.... im sorry y'all i just couldnt do grimes

Posted by: FCF at March 19, 2015 09:06 AM (kejii)

124 114
I just finished a syfy action comedy book about Buddy Holly. I didn't
know much about him so I bought a Greatest Hits album and, to my
surprise, liked it quite a bit.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:03 AM (ee9LE)

I have three albums/CDs by him. If you can find one get a copy of that movie The Buddy Holly story from 1978 with Gary Busey as Buddy. It is a good movie when you want a "musical".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 09:06 AM (wlDny)

125 Really good article, by the way. History is never boring.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2015 09:01 AM (FcR7P)

No....but writers without editors sometimes are.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:08 AM (Zu3d9)

126 just because you're a doctor doesn't mean you understand anything outside your field of practice.

Carson is proof of that.


****


What does this comment even mean?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:08 AM (NeFrd)

127
So I read Williamson's slavery piece and I don't get part of it. Cornyn's bill has Hyde amendment language about not funding abortion.

What's the nexus? How does an anti-slavery bill need abortion language?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:08 AM (JtwS4)

128 The reason that the left is reacting so
venomously to the Israeli election is that their premises have been
utterly rejected and their leverage is rapidly disappearing. I think it's a
glacial shift like 1980 in the US or 1979 in the UK. Israel
is increasingly inoculated from Europe's and Obama's economic and
diplomatic threats and that lack of control drives them crazy. Europe's importance in
world trade is plunging due to demographics and the uncompetitive EU: 25% of the world
GDP 25 years ago. 15% now. 10%

in 10 years. Israel's trade with East and South Asia is booming and the
previous government frantically signed trade deals with Asia. China,
Japan,
Singapore,
South Korea, and India don't give a crap about the poor sad widdle Arabs
not getting a 22nd state to ruin. Neither does anyone else
actually.

Posted by: Naes at March 19, 2015 09:09 AM (YhayY)

129 Good news, everybody. We can't cure ourselves of white guilt even if we go full moonbat so there's no reason to even try.

http://tinyurl.com/kwattxu

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:10 AM (ee9LE)

130 Woke up this morning, opened my eyes to see my 100 lb Doberman nose to nose with me. Scared the hell out of me.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:05 AM (C278+)



Morning! Where's my breakfast?

Posted by: wrg500's 100 lbs Doberman at March 19, 2015 09:10 AM (GQ8sn)

131 127

So I read Williamson's slavery piece and I don't get part of it.
Cornyn's bill has Hyde amendment language about not funding abortion.

What's the nexus? How does an anti-slavery bill need abortion language?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:08 AM (JtwS4)

I assume it is because the Democrats routinely ignore the Hyde amendment. What concerns me is the fact that we already have both State and Federal laws prohibiting sex trafficking and slavery. I want to know what is being sneaked into this bill.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 09:10 AM (wlDny)

132 Shit, Mitch. The natives are getting restless. Hurry--let's pretend we support Israel!

Posted by: John Boner in Assless Chaps at March 19, 2015 09:11 AM (lG2E3)

133 Posted by: wrg500's 100 lbs Doberman at March 19, 2015 09:10 AM (GQ8sn)

Was washing my fast really necessary?

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:12 AM (C278+)

134 129 Good news, everybody. We can't cure ourselves of white guilt even if we go full moonbat so there's no reason to even try.

http://tinyurl.com/kwattxu

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:10 AM (ee9LE)

I gave up on that 40 years ago.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 09:12 AM (fWAjv)

135 What has the Republican Party done for me lately? At the US level, not a lot. I was glad they invited Bibi to talk, at least. My reps mostly vote right, FWIW.

At the state levels, some states, quite a lot is happening, internally, and in opposition to Federal tyranny.

So we got a Republican majority, barely, in the Senate and kept the House. Both majorities have to be increased, but the main thing now is to continue to increase the Constitutional Conservatives until they are a majority among the Republicans. Then it works.

Progress sure is infuriatingly slow, isn't it? Helps to all row in the same general direction.

Time to feed pets and get some stuff done. Pardon my ranting this morning. Probably just this rainy weather. Tomorrow will be better.

Posted by: mindful webworker - gone with the wind at March 19, 2015 09:14 AM (FeRav)

136 May have been covered but first I heard of this.


http://tinyurl.com/l2dbzz3

Two dead in Sweden after 'Kalashnikov shooters storm pub during football match'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 09:15 AM (fWAjv)

137 133
fast=face

must...have...more...coffee

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:15 AM (C278+)

138 Gang related.

I think the gangs leader is some dude name mohammed.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 09:16 AM (fWAjv)

139 And other stuff as soon as the cobs crawl out of the dumpsters they hid in to avoid that police dragnet last night.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Checkered Pasts Lead the Spring Styles at the Outrage Outlet! at March 19, 2015 08:18 AM (hLRSq)


They check dumpsters first...except the one at the precinct.

Posted by: steveegg at March 19, 2015 09:17 AM (cL79m)

140 You have to really scratch your head - over the past three election cycles, the democrats have lost a historical number of elections, and now the GOP dominates the state houses and congress, yet absolutely nothing that they were elected on is even being attempted, much less passed. I have an even longer list of complaints to give to the GOP fundraiser telemarketer, although after that last call, I don't think they are going to call my number ever again.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 19, 2015 09:17 AM (40li+)

141 fast=face

must...have...more...coffee

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:15 AM (C278+)


It's only fair I do something for you after I just washed my balls.

Now....breakfast.

Posted by: wrg500's 100 lbs Doberman at March 19, 2015 09:18 AM (GQ8sn)

142 Who Are These People That Still Buy CDs?


I do. And get off my lawn.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 19, 2015 09:18 AM (7ObY1)

143 What does this comment even mean?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:08 AM (NeFrd)

It means that if I want to talk particle physics I will not make you my first call.

Brilliant...huh?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:18 AM (Zu3d9)

144 I still buy CDs. Most of the music I listen to requires better sound quality than MP3.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 19, 2015 09:19 AM (40li+)

145 It's only fair I do something for you after I just washed my balls.

Now your just bragging.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:19 AM (C278+)

146 Who Are These People That Still Buy CDs 8-track tapes?



That's what I'd like to know.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:19 AM (NeFrd)

147 Now your just bragging.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:19 AM (C278+)



I thought everybody could do it. Even the cat does it!

Posted by: wrg500's 100 lbs Doberman at March 19, 2015 09:20 AM (GQ8sn)

148 I still buy CD's.
Backup copy and proof of purchase.

G'mornin all !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 19, 2015 09:20 AM (OCcU9)

149 So I read Williamson's slavery piece and I don't get part of it. Cornyn's bill has Hyde amendment language about not funding abortion.

What's the nexus? How does an anti-slavery bill need abortion language?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:08 AM (JtwS4)



Because there are those on the Left who are fighting human trafficking and slavery who want to use the money to fund abortions for sex slaves.

Basically, if you don't include Hyde Amendment language in a bill, then the Left will claim that they can use funds for abortions.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 19, 2015 09:21 AM (mf5HN)

150 ...if I want to talk particle physics I will not make you my first call.


****


Well, thank heavens for small favors.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:21 AM (NeFrd)

151 114 I just finished a syfy action comedy book about Buddy Holly. I didn't know much about him so I bought a Greatest Hits album and, to my surprise, liked it quite a bit.


Waitaminute, a syfy action comedy book about Buddy Holly??? There's gotta be a story there.

You should check out the 70s biopic starring Gary Busey. It's not very factually accurate in places, but Busey just kills it. He did all his own playing and singing too.

Posted by: Citizen X at March 19, 2015 09:21 AM (7ObY1)

152 That's really fucking funny that a tiresome establishment shithead like Jeff B is "warning" others about Congress caving.

Posted by: you mean like we predicted after your leadership's antics during the shutdown, asshole? at March 19, 2015 09:22 AM (9Z8lH)

153 Proof that not everything is rotten.

http://tinyurl.com/nknub9o

SFW

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at March 19, 2015 09:22 AM (X+nFp)

154 Who's that scratching on the door to be let back in from the back yard?


wrg500's 92-lb Doberman.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:22 AM (NeFrd)

155 Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:21 AM (NeFrd)

My wrist hurts when I go like ...this....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (Zu3d9)

156 144 I still buy CDs. Most of the music I listen to requires better sound quality than MP3.

QFT

Posted by: Citizen X at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (7ObY1)

157 Buying CDs????

Hell, my daughter's boyfriend gave her a record player. She's buying VINYL!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (wtvvX)

158
Basically, if you don't include Hyde Amendment language in a bill, then the Left will claim that they can use funds for abortions.

--

I seem to recall that they wanted to get funds for abortions out of some homeland security or farm bill. Basically, they will scrounge money from anywhere to kill babies.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (40li+)

159
You should check out the 70s biopic starring Gary Busey. It's not very factually accurate in places, but Busey just kills it. He did all his own playing and singing too.

He joined Springsteen on stage when I saw him in '78 (yes to be getting off my lawn) and they did about three Buddy Holly songs together. He was very good.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:24 AM (JtwS4)

160 wrg500's 92-lb Doberman.

Damn, I see you passed the neighbor's cat finally.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:25 AM (C278+)

161 Moochbacca almost took a tumble... sooooo close.


http://tinyurl.com/mzed784

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 09:25 AM (fWAjv)

162 My wrist hurts when I go like ...this....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (Zu3d9)



****


Didn't your mom warn you about that?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:25 AM (NeFrd)

163 155 Don't go like that.

Posted by: steevy at March 19, 2015 09:26 AM (KETbL)

164 When I move to Fla. I'm taking my dobbie (his name is Peanut) Manatee hunting.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:27 AM (C278+)

165 Posted by: Citizen X at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (7ObY1)

Digital music has the same (if not better) quality than CDs.

We're not talking about ultra compressed mp3s here with low bit rates. This isn't 2002, brah.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:27 AM (AkOaV)

166 Morning interwebz friends,

Daughter was reading Microbe at the doctor's office yesterday, and came across an article that said the White House has stopped all research on Gain-of-function for MERS, SARS and influenza in October 2014, and have not lifted the ban to date. Apparently labs all over the US are affected by this ban. Any of you sciency types have an idea of what is going on? I'm slightly disturbed by this, especially since it seems like it would affect research for 2015 flu vaccines.

Posted by: Moki at March 19, 2015 09:27 AM (bAB8f)

167 First Citizen says "all must vote" and Al-Gore says "Punish the deniers!" . That's Proggie America!

bit.ly/19rMRcp

Posted by: MTF, Vote For The One GOP Insiders Hate! at March 19, 2015 09:27 AM (FCsIb)

168 i still buy CDs because most new music is crap and MP3 processing sounds to me like someone is constantly fiddling with balance and tone controls. i don't play them as CDs though, i rip them with EAC into FLAC files which i transmit into my system with Squeezebox.

Posted by: iowaan at March 19, 2015 09:27 AM (hXclJ)

169 sybarites=Kardashian of today...had to look that one up. Is that article form the "Empire of Jeff"?

Posted by: Paladin at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (LTquJ)

170 28
And read that last piece, folks. Brilliant.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 08:25 AM (659DL)

Yep.
And that reminds me, I really need to read The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (wtvvX)

171 2015 flu vaccines.
Posted by: Moki at March 19, 2015 09:27 AM (bAB8f)

Well, they rarely get the vaccines right anyways, so...

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (AkOaV)

172
*buys life insurance on wrg500 with Bander as beneficiary*

I'll take good care of the mutt, too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (JtwS4)

173 syfy action comedy book about Buddy Holly???

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Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well On Ganymede by Bradley Denton. A guy conceived at the exact moment of Holly's death is surprised when every TV on Earth broadcasts Holly from Ganymede urging people to contact our hero for help. This attracts various and sundry people including a hitman from the FCC.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (ee9LE)

174 Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (wtvvX)

Read it years ago. It's a fucking doozy.

Verrrry long and dry.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (AkOaV)

175 163 155 Don't go like that.

He doesn't go like that. He goes like this.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:29 AM (659DL)

176 Didn't your mom warn you about that?

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:25 AM (NeFrd)

LOL

[Although I really should be angry at your type....got a $435 bill from the ER for my wife's slip and fall]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:29 AM (Zu3d9)

177 "Obama Suggests Mandatory Voting"

Stations to be set up in pre-schools. ID not required, just drool on the registration form. Nap mats must be put away first. No hair-pulling. Toys must stay in pram at all times.

Posted by: PiperPaul at March 19, 2015 09:29 AM (bz4bs)

178 When I move to Fla. I'm taking my dobbie (his name is Peanut) Manatee hunting.

****

This comment evokes in me a mental image of upper crust Englishmen on horseback with red coats and riding helmets, following a baying pack of hounds across the bucolic English countryside in pursuit of the wily Greater British manatee.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:29 AM (NeFrd)

179 172
Just remember you get the wife also.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:29 AM (C278+)

180 But that's just me.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:30 AM (NeFrd)

181 Read it years ago. It's a fucking doozy.

Verrrry long and dry.


And then in March 276....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:30 AM (659DL)

182 Morning all.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 19, 2015 09:30 AM (rDqRv)

183 Read it years ago. It's a fucking doozy.



Verrrry long and dry.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (AkOaV)

Sounds like a library checkout then...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 19, 2015 09:30 AM (wtvvX)

184 It means that if I want to talk particle physics I will not make you my first call.

Brilliant...huh?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:18 AM (Zu3d9)


I still want to know how calculations of the timing of the solar storm that hit this week were off so badly.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 19, 2015 09:31 AM (mf5HN)

185

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 19, 2015 09:28 AM (ee9LE)


Thanks, I believe I will have to check that out!

Posted by: Citizen X at March 19, 2015 09:31 AM (7ObY1)

186 CBD ... I'm no doctor, but that looks like a bad case of Joo Wrist to me.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2015 09:31 AM (ZUUI1)

187 171-can you imagine how bad it will be if they don't know what they are working with? I won't be getting a vaccine this year, since the one last year made me sick for a week.

178-the mental image of that is priceless.

Posted by: Moki at March 19, 2015 09:31 AM (bAB8f)

188 Posted by: PiperPaul at March 19, 2015 09:29 AM (bz4bs)

Do you (or anyone else) know how voting works in Australia? That's the model Obama mentioned.

I have no idea, and I'm too lazy to google.

But I am curious.

Do they send you to jail if you fail to vote?

Or is it kind of a "we'll send you the ballot in the mail" and no one follows up type thing?

Either way, sounds like a recipe for lots of fraud -- so I'm sure the dems will push for it.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (AkOaV)

189 Morning, all!

Any good news today?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (V+8gv)

190 Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 19, 2015 09:31 AM (mf5HN)

Ask Muldoon...he's an MD...he knows everything.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (Zu3d9)

191 I still want to know how calculations of the timing of the solar storm that hit this week were off so badly.

Obviously influenced by the exhasut streams of the lurling alien einvation fleet's warp drives.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (659DL)

192 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (kff5f)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)

194
Yes, it's true that MP3s generally don't sound as good as CD quality or FLAC. But the fact is, it largely doesn't matter because most people are listening via cheap earbuds out of their smartphone, or a little bluetooth cube.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (SpnVI)

195 Who Are These People That Still Buy CDs?

Ummm...

Me?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (kff5f)

196 Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 19, 2015 09:30 AM (wtvvX)

Oh yeah.

Unless you want to use it as some sort of ballistics protection in your home. That book should stop a 50 cal.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (AkOaV)

197 178
I hear those Manatees are vicious when cornered.

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (C278+)

198 169 sybarites=Kardashian of today...had to look that one up. Is that article form the "Empire of Jeff"?

---

Jeff B. But the idea if someone mistaking Jeff B for Empire of Jeff is probably causing EoJ to explode.

Heh.

Posted by: Jenny Calls For War Between The Jeffs at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (ZLNps)

199 So, as obama goes to the UN to stab Israel in the back, how are his jewish supporters going to excuse it?

Posted by: Sparky at March 19, 2015 09:34 AM (iQIUe)

200 Ferguson Home Values Are Plummeting

I can't imagine why. I mean who *wouldn't* want a forecast like "Tonight we'll have clear skies, a low down to 39, and a 50% chance of rioting."

Right?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:34 AM (kff5f)

201
Jeff B. But the idea if someone mistaking Jeff B for Empire of Jeff is probably causing EoJ to explode.

Heh.

Posted by: Jenny Calls For War Between The Jeffs at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (ZLNps)



EoJ has been MIA lately.

Posted by: EC at March 19, 2015 09:34 AM (GQ8sn)

202 53 Some Police Revenue Streams Are More Outrageous Than Others


Every PD in the country does this. I would be more concerned with the illegal taking of property and money w/o even being charged with a crime, much less being convicted.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 08:33 AM (wlDny)

It all sucks. It incentivizes cops to be road pirates, not public servants.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:34 AM (2Ojst)

203 Obama Suggests Mandatory Voting

How very soviet.

Will there be "observers" to make sure you "vote correctly," too?

F*ck that guy.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (kff5f)

204 I hear those Manatees are vicious when cornered.

Most toxic venom on the planet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (659DL)

205
Just remember you get the wife also.

So cruel. So cruel.

*cancels policy*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (JtwS4)

206 Who shot up Sweden?

Posted by: Sparky at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (iQIUe)

207 So, as obama goes to the UN to stab Israel in the back, how are his jewish supporters going to excuse it?
Posted by: Sparky at March 19, 2015 09:34 AM (iQIUe)


His "Jewish" supporters are mostly JINOs. Their religion is Liberalism.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (rDqRv)

208 Another Benedict Arnold writing for The Federalist.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)

We already have a Meatball and an Ungrateful Loaf of Bread, so what does that make JeffB? Stale marinara?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (2Ojst)

209 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (SpnVI)

Even on expensive sound systems, I cannot tell the difference. I have audiophile friends who try to argue this with me.

Older ripped ultra compressed mp3s sound slightly tinnier and shittier if you really listen for it, but anything with a normal bit rate sounds ... exactly the same to me.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (AkOaV)

210 EoJ has been MIA lately

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He probably lurks a little. Raising an empire probably leaves little time for commenting rage-fests.

Posted by: Jenny Calls For War Between The Jeffs at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (ZLNps)

211 So look who's shocked, shocked to see increased immigration has negative effects on American workers:

"Southern California Edison's plans to lay off hundreds of employees
and hire foreign workers instead is coming under attack from lawmakers
in Congress and local unions.

On Tuesday, more than 300 members of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers rallied in Irvine in support of their fellow Edison
employees and protested what they say are unfair labor practices.

Meanwhile, members of Congress are upset about reports that Edison is
laying off workers in favor of bringing in cheaper labor from overseas
under the controversial H-1B visa program. The visas are intended to
bring in skilled and educated foreign workers."



Dear IBEW union and Congress: You got what you wanted, exactly what we "racists" warned you would happen....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (V+8gv)

212 Ben Carson Doesn't Know Much About History Or Foreign Affairs

I have no way of judging these things, but I'm sure that Ben Carson is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. He is certainly a faithful Christian. I'm certain he's a good man of many talents.

He is absolutely not qualified to be President of the United States.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (kff5f)

213 Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 19, 2015 09:31 AM (mf5HN)

Ask Muldoon...he's an MD...he knows everything.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (Zu3d9)


****


Well, duh. The sun has not joined NATO. We should encourage all nearby astronomical objects to join NATO.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (NeFrd)

214 Posted by: Sparky at March 19, 2015 09:35 AM (iQIUe)

Apparently they have gangs with automatic weapons in the gun free zone workers paradise of Sweden.

Who knew?

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (AkOaV)

215 194
Yes, it's true that MP3s generally don't sound as good as CD quality or FLAC. But the fact is, it largely doesn't matter because most people are listening via cheap earbuds out of their smartphone, or a little bluetooth cube.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:33 AM (SpnVI)

There are some really good bluetooth speakers out there. Bose makes a couple that have outstanding sound.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (2Ojst)

216 I have no way of judging these things, but I'm sure that Ben Carson is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. He is certainly a faithful Christian. I'm certain he's a good man of many talents.

He is absolutely not qualified to be President of the United States.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (kff5f)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 19, 2015 09:37 AM (rDqRv)

217 Yup....Empire of Jeff and Jeff B are pretty much the same.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:37 AM (Zu3d9)

218 Apparently they have gangs with automatic weapons in the gun free zone workers paradise of Sweden.

Who knew?
Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (AkOaV)

You mean criminals have no regard for the law? I may have to lie down...

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:38 AM (2Ojst)

219 Mornin', Horde. I see more snow's on the way for the first day of Spring. But, global warmening and all that. *places shovel within reach*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 19, 2015 09:38 AM (h4vJk)

220
I still want to know how calculations of the timing of the solar storm that hit this week were off so badly.

I thought that was covered. We don't understand how the plumes interact with each other on their way here. I pictured swirling magnetism among different plumes.

Also Sasquatch.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:38 AM (JtwS4)

221 208 Another Benedict Arnold writing for The Federalist.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 19, 2015 08:56 AM (fWAjv)

We already have a Meatball and an Ungrateful Loaf of Bread, so what does that make JeffB? Stale marinara?

---

Nah, Jeff B has a slightly-behind-step hipster vibe. So he'd be sriracha sauce.

Posted by: Jenny Calls For War Between The Jeffs at March 19, 2015 09:38 AM (ZLNps)

222 Obviously influenced by the exhasut streams of the lurling alien einvation fleet's warp drives.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:32 AM (659DL)



*hangs head in shame*

I should have known that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 19, 2015 09:39 AM (mf5HN)

223 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (kff5f)

He didn't even get the biblical stuff right as far as I can tell.

I think he was going for the Isaac / Ishmael thing from the Old Testament, but he totally blew it.

Not that Hewitt wasn't a dick about it. He acted like he had no idea what Carson was talking about. But Mohammed had to tie his new religion in with the old religions, so he said Arab tribes descended from Ismael.

But either way, it was not really germane to the question. I don't know why foreign policy is so hard for people. Read books, follow the news, and speak in broad strokes like Obama and you'll be fine.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:39 AM (AkOaV)

224 Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (AkOaV)

Can you tell the difference between these two photos?

http://tinyurl.com/nszt8cw
and
http://tinyurl.com/muf7t3g

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:39 AM (Zu3d9)

225 Hey ... enough of the Cop Bashing !!!


I have learned from several Dependable Sources here at AoSHQ that, when the shit gets deep, cops will RISE AS ONE ... and refuse to go along with said Tyrannical Bullshit.


So ... I'll have no more of this blasphemy regarding the Angels in Blue coming out of your Dirty Whore Mouths !!! Got it ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2015 09:39 AM (ZUUI1)

226 *hangs head in shame*

I should have known that.
Posted by: alexthechick - Jazz Hands Gojira at March 19, 2015 09:39 AM


You have to know these things when you're king.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 19, 2015 09:40 AM (h4vJk)

227 Also Sasquatch.

There will be no Lena Dunham content on the blog.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:40 AM (659DL)

228
When I move to Fla. I'm taking my dobbie (his name is Peanut) Manatee hunting.








Oh hell, don't let alex hear you say that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (SpnVI)

229 156 144 I still buy CDs. Most of the music I listen to requires better sound quality than MP3.

QFT
Posted by: Citizen X at March 19, 2015 09:23 AM (7ObY1)


+1

I do the EAC rip to FLAC->copy to NAS shuffle whenever I buy a CD. Why would pay as much (if not more) for MP3 garbage? Funk dat.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (l3LvV)

230 I think he was going for the Isaac / Ishmael thing from the Old Testament, but he totally blew it.

Not that Hewitt wasn't a dick about it. He acted like he had no idea what Carson was talking about. But Mohammed had to tie his new religion in with the old religions, so he said Arab tribes descended from Ismael.


Esau was the first ginger, and they have lived under the curse of soullessness for Esau's foolishness ever since.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (2Ojst)

231 Those who are concerned about CD quality or MP3 quality when you download them be aware of this.


If you download a CD (or single song) through Amazon it is normally a bit rate of about 250 360 kps with a sample rate of around 44khz. They sound just as good as most of the high speed master disk vinyls that I have. As for proof of purchase Amazon puts a tracking number in the comments section of the properties.


However, that is a two edged sword. If you give a copy of the thing to a "friend" and he gets hit by an auditor from the lawfare people guess who they will come looking for in addition to the "friend".


Most people who rip their CDs for use on an MP3 player or simply to make copies for use in a car or what ever do not record them to that level of quality simply because it takes longer and it uses a lot more file space. And they still sound good.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (wlDny)

232 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:39 AM (Zu3d9)
haha

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (AkOaV)

233 You have to know these things when you're king.

Kings.

Peasants.

Signed,

Your Emperor

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (659DL)

234 "I don't know why foreign policy is so hard for people. Read books, follow the news, and speak in broad strokes like Obama and you'll be fine."

Not even that hard

Posted by: Joey Biden, Paste connaisseur at March 19, 2015 09:42 AM (PJOJz)

235 The JeffB article is great. It's one of those I knew that, I sort of knew that, oh this bit is new things that ties it all together in a narrative that makes all the little bits of half knowledge make sense.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:42 AM (JtwS4)

236
He is absolutely not qualified to be President of the United States.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (kff5f)


****


Which was sort of my point (that may not have come across well in this truncated format). The current occupant of the White House was touted as the smartest man in the world and he hasn't worked out so well. No single human being is "qualified" to be President based on credentials, or all encompassing knowledge of all matters that a President might be tasked with handling. Are you looking for a career politician? Or a single issue policy wonk? Or a pundit?

I would rather have a man of principle with a measure of humility and the ability to analyze a particular problem with the help of knowledgable people in that particular area, not someone who can pass a gotcha test from some interviewer. Someone who can acknowledge when they don't know something. YMMV.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:42 AM (NeFrd)

237 Oh hell, don't let alex hear you say that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (SpnVI)
Quiet not so loud.

*peers around the room*

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:43 AM (C278+)

238
Nah, Jeff B has a slightly-behind-step hipster vibe. So he'd be sriracha sauce.

Posted by: Jenny Calls For War Between The Jeffs at March 19, 2015 09:38 AM (ZLNps)






Sriracha sauce, or as it's known in SoCal because of the bottle, cock sauce.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:44 AM (SpnVI)

239
*adds CBD to don't trust links list*

You should bring beers to maddogg and wrg. Helps to break the ice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 19, 2015 09:45 AM (JtwS4)

240 If you are going to break a record, damn it BREAK IT.



More snow for Boston!

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 19, 2015 09:45 AM (0FSuD)

241 Sriracha sauce, or as it's known in SoCal because of the bottle, cock sauce.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2015 09:44 AM (SpnVI)

Shouldn't it be white, then?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:45 AM (2Ojst)

242 I would rather have a man of principle with a measure of humility and the ability to analyze a particular problem with the help of knowledgable people in that particular area, not someone who can pass a gotcha test from some interviewer.

BZZZZT.

There are gotcha questions and then there is general knowledge that one would expect from a leader. That "knowledgeable people" angle can result in heartbreak if one defers too much to experts. I recall Eisenhower warning about this....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:45 AM (659DL)

243 Dear IBEW union and Congress: You got what you wanted, exactly what we "racists" warned you would happen....


F them. Fire & hire.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 19, 2015 09:46 AM (CTHok)

244 Carson, the new 9-9-9 that can operate on your kids in a clutch.



I see no attraction.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 19, 2015 09:46 AM (0FSuD)

245 Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:42 AM (NeFrd)

Is it too much to ask for someone who has a better handle on shit then a bunch of blog commenters?

I shouldn't be more knowledgeable about anything related to presidentin' then anyone else running for president.

And I don't want someone who has to overly rely on the "experts" (especially in foreign policy) who are all a bunch of wilsonian progressives anyways.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:47 AM (AkOaV)

246 239
Something I said? *looks to ceiling and whistles innocently*

Posted by: wrg500 at March 19, 2015 09:47 AM (C278+)

247 Carson, the new 9-9-9 that can operate on your kids in a clutch.

I'd prefer he use an operating room.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 19, 2015 09:47 AM (2Ojst)

248 As opposed to the genius that is Obama.

Posted by: The Great White Snark


Exactly. O'bumbles isn't entirely sure how many states there are.

At least Carson knows how to do something useful very well. So already way ahead of the current Present.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 19, 2015 09:48 AM (/Ho8c)

249 EoJ has been MIA lately

---

He probably lurks a little. Raising an empire probably leaves little time for commenting rage-fests.


He departed after one of his periodic ventings brought him into conflict with the Proprietor of this Establishment, and he decided to Go His Own Way. Don't rightly know if he lurks or not.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 19, 2015 09:49 AM (DT3rQ)

250 Look, if Hewitt had asked Carson for a breakdown of the vessels comprising the Russian Northern Fleet, and his thoughts on each class of vessel and how they match up with our vessels, fine. That's an "in the weeds" question that I wouldn't expect a president or candidate to be able to answer off the top of his head.

But a very broad question about Islam? C'mon now.

Posted by: mynewhandle at March 19, 2015 09:49 AM (AkOaV)

251 I get my CDs through the library.

I love how the Dems keep going back to their slave-owning roots. You'd think there'd be an organization that was founded to combat this, screaming about it.

I think the best answer to those saying you're racist for not supporting black person X is "You're 10% of the population and dropping and never vote for me anyway. Why should we give a shit about you?"

Posted by: Iblis at March 19, 2015 09:49 AM (9221z)

252 Nood.

Posted by: HH at March 19, 2015 09:49 AM (Ce4DF)

253 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 19, 2015 09:37 AM (Zu3d9)

You wouldn't say that if EoJ were around.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:42 AM (NeFrd)

Wait. You didn't think I had read the previous comments, did you? That came out of my little-ole brain all by itself.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:49 AM (kff5f)

254 Having said that, Hewitt's "gotcha" games are tiresome.
====
I'm a little creeped out by all the recent elevation of Hewitt.

Have we forgotten this was Romney's #1 cheerleader?

The guy is as disqualified to have his pontifications taken seriously as anyone who voted for Obama.

He is Team GOPe all the way. He will pre-clear all questions to Jeb, I can guarantee it.


Posted by: RoyalOil at March 19, 2015 09:50 AM (ZvKdv)

255 Is it too much to ask for someone who has a better handle on shit then a bunch of blog commenters?

It's what I call "Jon Stewart Syndrome"; you're better at it than the pros, and you are appalled by that fact.

cf. my stance on being the most mature adult in a given room.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented Christian Objectivist at March 19, 2015 09:50 AM (DT3rQ)

256 Some of the dumbest people (politically) I know are doctors. Carson has his heart in the right place, but would be so dependent on advisers he would be led to the left, and he would not know it.

Posted by: Baldy at March 19, 2015 09:50 AM (sEXjW)

257 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 19, 2015 09:45 AM (659DL)

****


BZZZZT your own self.

One man's general knowledge is another man's gotcha question. Who gets to decide which is which? Jwest? You? Me?

The catch is knowing how to and being willing to weigh input from various sources. An analytical mind balanced with a core set of principles. You sound like you approve of the "I'm a better speechwriter than my speechwriters, and I know more about the Middle East than my Middle East advisors" style of governance. No thank you.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at March 19, 2015 09:51 AM (NeFrd)

258 All joking aside ... I can't look at Ben Carson without thinking about that CS Lewis quote about omnipotent moral busybodies.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 19, 2015 09:51 AM (ZUUI1)

259 EoJ has been MIA lately.





Posted by: EC

Yeah, for like a couple of years it seems.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at March 19, 2015 09:54 AM (/Ho8c)

260 AoSHQ turncoat? Wait, you can now put on your resume you helped CAC?



What next?



Moron membership a plus or negative? Talk amongst yourselfs.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 19, 2015 09:57 AM (0FSuD)

261 EoJ has been MIA lately.
======

Wasn't that where Ace accused him of saying something racist.
And he was like, "uh, I'm accurately describing African beliefs."
And the actual African who comments here was like, "Yeah: It is true."
Then Ace was like, "It's still racist--go be racist somewhere else."
So he say, "whatever dood."

Posted by: RoyalOil at March 19, 2015 10:06 AM (ZvKdv)

262 RE Hewitt's Ben Carson interview
. Hewitt told us Schwartzenegger was conservative.
. Carson is really focusing on the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict and sees the Islamic aspect as carryover from that. Hewitt should at least give Carson that much credit, especially since as a Catholic Hewitt should have that much Biblical knowledge. Still not a very good answer from Carson to the actual question, though.
. The problem with Obama's foreign policy isn't his amateur status coming in. The problem is his ideology. I would actually argue that no president in recent memory has been more effective at moving his foreign and domestic agendas than Obama.

Posted by: OCBill at March 19, 2015 10:08 AM (VCCXE)

263 He is absolutely not qualified to be President of the United States.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at March 19, 2015 09:36 AM (kff5f)


Which still makes him 500% more qualified for the position than the current place-setting.

Posted by: jwpaine at March 19, 2015 10:16 AM (a3NCX)

264 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 09:41 AM (wlDny)

I'd certainly concede that the MP3s available for purchase today are of higher bitrate and quality than those of the past. I also realize that I'm part of the niche crowd who prefers the highest quality of source material possible. So, CDs for me until such time as they're retired or lossless audio is regularly provided as an option for download.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 19, 2015 10:18 AM (l3LvV)

265 254 So, CDs for me until such time as they're retired or lossless audio is regularly provided as an option for download.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 19, 2015 10:18 AM (l3LvV)

I am getting old now and my hearing isn't what it used to be but I can not tell the difference between the quality of CDs and downloads. I can tell the difference when you rip your own at a low bit rate and sample rate.
But even to do that I have to play them on high quality headphones or speakers through a decent amp.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 10:24 AM (wlDny)

266 I still want to know how calculations of the timing of the solar storm that hit this week were off so badly.


Ask Vic how bad weather forecasting was when observational data came from a couple of dozen radio reports across the nation vs. satellites?
Or someone botched a calculation or the news is crap.
Or some unobserved or unknown interaction between 2 hurtling giant masses of plasma.

Posted by: DaveA at March 19, 2015 10:25 AM (DL2i+)

267 Either way, sounds like a recipe for lots of fraud -- so I'm sure the dems will push for it.

Perhaps both D and R could benefit from an accurate count of #GoFuckYourself

Posted by: DaveA at March 19, 2015 10:27 AM (DL2i+)

268 It was a restaurant shot up in Sweden. I wonder what type of food they served?

Posted by: Sparky at March 19, 2015 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

269 These People That Still Buy CDs?

Link goes to firewalled FT. I assumed it was about Certificates of Deposit.

Posted by: DaveA at March 19, 2015 10:28 AM (DL2i+)

270 that make JeffB? Stale marinara?

Pretty cheesey.

Posted by: DaveA at March 19, 2015 10:29 AM (DL2i+)

271 FYI: I'm getting a suspicious pop-up offer to update my Flash on that National Review link. Pop up blocker is on. It goes to a "http://2nowup.newcheck4updates.com/" site per my browser history.

Anybody else getting that? Any bets it's drive by malware?

Posted by: CCO at March 19, 2015 10:37 AM (zxiqz)

272 FT can take a big bite. I'm not signing up or registering to read their article on luddites buying CDs. Hell I even still buy DVDs, even thought I can stream more than I'll ever be able to watch. It's the principle of the thing, dammit.

You shouldn't link to that type of site, methinks.

Posted by: Semilitterate at March 19, 2015 10:50 AM (1LXcJ)

273 But even to do that I have to play them on high quality headphones or speakers through a decent amp.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 19, 2015 10:24 AM (wlDny)


That pretty much sums up my listening environment. I don't use earbuds and I find compression artifacts extremely distracting. Also, by starting with lossless source material, I can compress to a lossy format appropriate for smaller capacity devices at my leisure without worrying about compounding pre-existing artifacts.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 19, 2015 10:54 AM (l3LvV)

274 Mandatory voting? And they say he has no respect for freedom of speech, the fundamental American value...

Posted by: SarahW at March 19, 2015 11:24 AM (Lbv/k)

275 Missing is the verdict for Marvin Gaye and against Robin Thicke which Ace was absolutely HYSTERICAL about a year ago.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d9a5dde4-cdcd-11e4-8760-00144feab7de.html#axzz3UqU52AAM

Posted by: scottst at March 19, 2015 11:33 AM (Ltygl)

276 Please don't link to anything from Financial Times anymore, thanks. What a click-mess that was.

Posted by: Null at March 19, 2015 02:06 PM (xjpRj)

277 "Who Are These People That Still Buy CDs?"
Me, that's who.
Good news is, I only need to buy 3 more to fulfill my Columbia House contract.

Posted by: mrt721 at March 19, 2015 10:12 PM (+WWdf)

278 Has anyone ever bought (legitimately, natch) a *used* mp3? A used CD? There's half of the group--tightwads like myself who love to get stuff from the $5.00 bin at Roses and don't want to charge more on their credit card.

Posted by: CCO at March 19, 2015 10:28 PM (UZo5+)

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