Wednesday Morning News Dump

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1 Freedom of speech used to exist in America

Posted by: vlogforce one at May 06, 2015 08:02 AM (dNu1P)

2 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 06, 2015 08:05 AM (hSlC9)

3 Knife laws are even stupider than gun laws and justcas unconstitutional.

Posted by: steevy at May 06, 2015 08:06 AM (mGBKM)

4 "Bad News For Social Security"? Have no fear, Huck is here. I'm sure he can rewrite the laws of economics and demographics, to "protect" social spending at all cost.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:06 AM (TcePY)

5 Woot! El Dump.

Posted by: @JohnTant` at May 06, 2015 08:08 AM (PFy0L)

6 In re "A Sign OF Things TO Come For Democrats", Harry Reid was recently called a racist by Maryland Democrats supporting Donna Edwards. His racist aggression crime was to endorse Chris Van Hollen.

Love that.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:09 AM (TcePY)

7 Mindful Webworker-(If you're still around and haven't gone off the feed the animals):

"The power of persevering prayer" which is a section of a book I just read called "With Christ In The School of Prayer" by Andrew Murray

http://tinyurl.com/m9wv9lz


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 06, 2015 08:10 AM (MeuoO)

8 I retired early because the job I had was going to kill me if I didn't.

Shoulda kept working and died early because retiring poor is a sub optimal solution.

Posted by: Hondo Phrestrae at May 06, 2015 08:10 AM (42tD/)

9 Greece To Tax Cash Withdraws


Bank of Mattress & Mason Jar

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 08:12 AM (IEo4a)

10 Morning all

Just to my car into the dealer for service and to get raped.

And the Blacks in America are vehemently anti-semetic and it will only get worse. WAKE UP LIBERAL JEWS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:13 AM (/tNwW)

11
Charlie Hebdo Receives Free Speech Award To Standing Ovation


They were asking for it.

/MSM

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 08:14 AM (oVJmc)

12 10 Anti semitism is almost 100% jealousy.

Posted by: steevy at May 06, 2015 08:15 AM (mGBKM)

13 Megyn went all out for Huck's announcement last night. More like a Huckabee infomercial, complete with his baby pictures and warm hearted stories of his life. This was then followed by a Luntz-style panel asking him questions where he babbled meaningless platitudes. Between that, and the beating Geller took from everyone at Fox, including Hume, O'Reilly and sadly, even Laura Ingraham, I was thoroughly disgusted.

Posted by: Lady in Black at May 06, 2015 08:15 AM (kOiMT)

14 Good Morning All.

Meeting coming up, again. Boring boring boring

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:16 AM (3ZtZW)

15 Why do the tricks always have to be weird?

Posted by: levi at May 06, 2015 08:16 AM (5V/0T)

16 Retirement More A Myth Than Reality



Ain't that the truth.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 08:17 AM (F8EBp)

17 Yesterday, Hillary tried to make some positive news but she failed. That's the story of her campaign right there.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:17 AM (TcePY)

18 The cognitive dissonance that liberals must be going through as they cheer for Charlie Hedbo while condemning Pam Geller must be painful.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:17 AM (g1DWB)

19 Social Security will be saved by all those immigrants who get good jobs, start paying taxes, and have lots of children.

Posted by: Hondo Phrestrae at May 06, 2015 08:18 AM (42tD/)

20 Fox News is the McConnell/Boehner " conservative" network.

Posted by: steevy at May 06, 2015 08:18 AM (mGBKM)

21 You may not be interested in Transgender bathrooms, but Transgender bathrooms are interested in you.

Posted by: Leon Trotsky at May 06, 2015 08:19 AM (TcePY)

22 >>> Anti semitism is almost 100% jealousy.

No, it really isn't. Its conspiracy nutter crap, like how people convince themselves the moon landing didn't happen or that Kennedy was killed by the mob. Its an old, old social disease.

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:19 AM (3ZtZW)

23 Anti semitism is almost 100% jealousy.
Posted by: steevy at May 06, 2015 08:15 AM (mGBKM)


Actually no- some yes- but I think it is mostly about ignorance

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:19 AM (/tNwW)

24 Four flannery o'Connor books on the kindle daily deal if anyone is interested.

Posted by: NCKate at May 06, 2015 08:19 AM (xQxFm)

25
The Truth About Guns has their first proper review of the new Glock 43 single stack 9mm pocket pistol.

www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/05/daniel-zimmerman/gun-review-glock-43/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 08:21 AM (kdS6q)

26

" And that's the horrible irony here. If Baltimore wants to get its economic act together, it has to get something else right first - policing. So far, neither the police department nor the people of Baltimore have shown any particular capacity for keeping the peace."

Kevin Williamson is sinking fast. Amazing how two sentences can utterly destroy an otherwise sensible article.

Putz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 06, 2015 08:21 AM (St6BJ)

27 One Weird Trick That Can Help Make Your City More Prosperous


I have a SIL from Philly. She is liberal as liberal can be.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:21 AM (wlDny)

28 14
Good Morning All.



Meeting coming up, again. Boring boring boring

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:16 AM (3ZtZW)


Be sure to leverage your synergies to optimize deliverables for end-users.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 06, 2015 08:21 AM (yxw0r)

29 The cognitive dissonance that liberals must be going through as they
cheer for Charlie Hedbo while condemning Pam Geller must be painful.


If she'd been killed, they'd have been able to be so smug, and they're really mad they don't get to be smug.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 08:21 AM (oVJmc)

30 I hope everyone has awakened clear-headed from the National Tequila Day celebrations yesterday.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:23 AM (TcePY)

31 Retirement More A Myth Than Reality

I did chuckle as I was making my 401K selections this week. "When do you expect to retire?" they asked. Are you kidding? This is why I am pushing my kids into skilled trades, so they'll be able to take care of my dotage.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 08:24 AM (O7MnT)

32 Another Traitor In Our Midst Self Identifies

OK, Ben, I have no doubt that I'm pretty stupid, but I don't understand the connection between your link title and the Fed piece.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 06, 2015 08:24 AM (zF6Iw)

33 >>> Be sure to leverage your synergies to optimize deliverables for end-users.

We don't talk like that. Mostly we kibbitz about upcoming birthdays and moan about difficult cases or paperwork until everybody looks at each other then we break up.

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (3ZtZW)

34 " And that's the horrible irony here. If Baltimore wants to get its economic act together, it has to get something else right first - policing. So far, neither the police department nor the people of Baltimore have shown any particular capacity for keeping the peace."

Kevin Williamson is sinking fast. Amazing how two sentences can utterly destroy an otherwise sensible article.

Putz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 06, 2015 08:21 AM (St6BJ)


What did I miss? Why is that non-sensical?

Serious question.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (dSkBR)

35 ok gots to go

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (3ZtZW)

36 The Left Brings The Culture War To Boxing


So a professional boxer beats the crap out of a woman and he gets a misdemeanor battery charge???

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (wlDny)

37 I don't miss the DOOM posts as much as I used to, probably because the headlines are so doomy.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 06, 2015 08:26 AM (eGmvn)

38 Only 21% of Americans say they plan to stop working at the age of retirement

And about 20% of Americans are employed in the public sector. Coincidence?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 08:26 AM (O7MnT)

39 So a professional boxer beats the crap out of a woman and he gets a misdemeanor battery charge???
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (wlDny)


It's a great country, isn't it?

Posted by: Ray Rice at May 06, 2015 08:26 AM (dSkBR)

40 Retirement More A Myth Than Reality

I did chuckle as I was making my 401K selections this week. "When do you expect to retire?" they asked. Are you kidding? This is why I am pushing my kids into skilled trades, so they'll be able to take care of my dotage.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 08:24 AM (O7MnT)

Yeah I hear ya. Me to. I don't see myself retiring and I hope to stay in the Navy till I am 68. Actually I feel better than i have in 20 years

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:27 AM (/tNwW)

41
OK, Ben, I have no doubt that I'm pretty stupid, but I don't understand the connection between your link title and the Fed piece.

I'm guessing that Peter Cook is a cob with a pseudonym. Just from context, I don't know.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 08:28 AM (JtwS4)

42 Social Security will be saved by all those immigrants who get good jobs, start paying taxes, and have lots of children.

Posted by: Hondo Phrestrae at May 06, 2015 08:18 AM (42tD/)


Adding more people to a pyramid scheme doesn't make it any less of a pyramid scheme, it only draws out the time necessary for it to collapse.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 06, 2015 08:28 AM (fwARV)

43 From the funny as hell news category, California is stumbling along trying to stop citizen water usage, by forcing people to empty pools and stop washing their cars, even while Starbucks is still operating its water bottling plant in Merced and no new water projects have been recently permitted by the state. "Recently" means neither now or at any time in last couple of decades.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:28 AM (TcePY)

44 MSNBC Pundit Suggests Ben Carson an Affirmative-Action Case Who Drank the GOP's Kool-Aid



So the queen of AA accuses someone else of being AA. You can't make this shit up people.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:28 AM (wlDny)

45 For those who wish to escape this bleak reality, this game looks cool.

https://youtu.be/_D48PCFshHg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:29 AM (6Poxk)

46 Gellar is brave, and has convictions. She stays on message, and.... nevermind, Ace said it all yesterday, and anything I say is redundant, and an inferior product. This sounds dumb, I know, but I'm proud of Ace. (An aside, but the Media tools, on all outlets, are increasingly contemptible in my eyes.).

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 08:29 AM (sdxPm)

47 I hope to stay in the Navy till I am 68. Actually I feel better than i have in 20 years
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:27 AM (/tNwW)


You mean 69, right?

http://tinyurl.com/cxgg9fm

Posted by: The Village People at May 06, 2015 08:29 AM (dSkBR)

48 Michelle Obama: Museums And Concert Halls Just Don t Welcome Non White Kids

Weasel Zippers

The damage mooch and her dirt bag husband are doing to race relations in this Country is beyond belief and we may NEVER recover from it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:29 AM (/tNwW)

49 >>And about 20% of Americans are employed in the public sector. Coincidence?

I like to fish in the Keys every winter. The number of retired police and firemen I meet down there is astounding. And lots of them are my age or younger.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:29 AM (g1DWB)

50 33
>>> Be sure to leverage your synergies to optimize deliverables for end-users.



We don't talk like that. Mostly we kibbitz about upcoming birthdays
and moan about difficult cases or paperwork until everybody looks at
each other then we break up.

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (3ZtZW)


Then you, my friend, would not have lasted under Carly Fiorina, the wise and accomplished.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at May 06, 2015 08:29 AM (yxw0r)

51 That Glock 43 looks interesting. I'm in the market for a new handgun, do not like mine at all. I do prefer a full-sized pistol though, as I don't carry. The toughest problem I'm having is finding something with nice heft behind it but a smaller grip.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 08:30 AM (F8EBp)

52 FTR, it's not just the office who thinks the knife was illegal:

http://goo.gl/dBZt3z

That said, I still think that the "long ride" was dead wrong and contributed to Gray's death. It would be nice, though, if I stopped hearing "the weapon wasn't illegal and the officers had no cause to arrest him", because it simply isn't true.

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 08:30 AM (MT22W)

53 Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (dSkBR)
=========================

I ask the same question JJ, what's wrong with that statement?

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:30 AM (TcePY)

54 That said, I still think that the "long ride" was dead wrong and contributed to Gray's death. It would be nice, though, if I stopped hearing "the weapon wasn't illegal and the officers had no cause to arrest him", because it simply isn't true.
Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 08:30 AM (MT22W)

What ever happened to that report that he also had illegal drugs in his system?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:31 AM (/tNwW)

55 Officer Claims Freddie Grey Was Carrying An Illegal Knife


I knew we would get "the rest of the story" sooner or later. And speaking of AA in Baltimore, how's that ass taste now scrunt?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:31 AM (wlDny)

56 re: Michelle and museums

She really wants to put the serfs back in the fields ignorant of any other life doesn't she? Year Zero and all that entails.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:32 AM (6Poxk)

57 Drudge says ISIS has vowed to kill Pam Geller. And in other news, the sun rose in the east today.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:32 AM (TcePY)

58 Is continually misspelling Pam Geller's surname free speech in action?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 06, 2015 08:32 AM (kivUY)

59 Mooch should meet my wife, who has brought students from an HBCU all over the State to visit museums, and even brought a dozen or so to Europe for a couple weeks so that they could visit the Louvre, etc. Bet Michelle would be utterly incapable of even planning such a trip, never mind pulling it off without incident.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 06, 2015 08:34 AM (2cS/G)

60 Is continually misspelling Pam Geller's surname free speech in action?
Posted by: andycanuck at May 06, 2015 08:32 AM (kivUY)


No, it's just that people keep fantasizing about Sarah Michelle Gellar. Just a little mental tic. That's all.

...

BRB. Bunk.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:34 AM (dSkBR)

61 Michelle Obama: Museums And Concert Halls Just Don t Welcome Non White Kids



Yo Yo Ma hardest hit.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 08:34 AM (IEo4a)

62 The toughest problem I'm having is finding something with nice heft behind it but a smaller grip.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 08:30 AM (F8EBp)


I carry a full sized SW MP .40. It's got three different-sized grips in the case when you buy it. I also have little girl hands, so I preferred being able to switch out the Mongo-sized grips that came installed.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 06, 2015 08:34 AM (fwARV)

63 MSNBC Gonna MSNBC

So, somebody I never heard of, on a network I never watch, in a medium I see only via webclips, opined that the success of phenomenal, highly-acclaimed, self-achieved neurosurgeon Ben Carson is merely attributable to affirmative action.

Equally fascinating, someone, somewhere, thinks her gender is "sofa."*

I sort-of regret that I bothered a single brain cell with such trivia.

*(Couch-kcufer is triggered by this)

Just thinking: the Affirmative Action President, allegedly such a great orator, could not on his best day deliver a speech - on any subject - as well as can Dr Carson.

Posted by: mindful webworker at May 06, 2015 08:35 AM (YTvcG)

64 An Affirmative Action brain surgeon.

Other than not seeing the flaw in that idea, is she now saying that AA is a bad thing?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 08:35 AM (oVJmc)

65 Chicago Facing A Massive Tax Increase To Fund Pensions



Which is why public service unions used to be illegal. I blame JFK who first made them legal via XO and then ramed it through congress when told he had no authority to do that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:35 AM (wlDny)

66 Michelle Obama: Museums And Concert Halls Just Don t Welcome Non White Kids


They'll be welcome once they pull their pants up.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:35 AM (dSkBR)

67 My grandpa retired in his early 60s after a massive heart attack. Figured he'd live a few years without work. He ended up living to be 93! Of course those were in the days of big pensions and he drove cars for Hertz to make a bit of extra income. I'm thinking those days are gone.

Posted by: Lauren at May 06, 2015 08:36 AM (+JCyB)

68 "So on Saturday night, the boxing world will be forced to choose between one man with a track record of domestic violence, and another who voted to prevent poor women from gaining access to birth control."

Same same.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 08:37 AM (fWAjv)

69 Bad News For Social Security


SS is fine, medicare and medicaid are what is bankrupting the system. I blame LBJ for this one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:37 AM (wlDny)

70 No, it's just that people keep fantasizing about Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Um, is there a reason why I would ever stop?

http://goo.gl/XIAAdh

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 08:38 AM (MT22W)

71
And I keep reading this one, but it just doesn't compute:

Senators on Tuesday blocked any future attempts to override President Obama's veto of a union election law. Senators voted 96-3 on a motion to table the president's veto message, essentially killing any further attempts to formally override the veto.

Republicans blasted Democrats after the vote, suggesting they blocked the Senate from being able to formally attempt a veto override.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said "Democrats refuse to allow the Senate to vote on overriding the veto. I voted with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to table the motion," he said in a statement. "Otherwise Democrats would be able to further obstruct our ability to deal with important issues including Iran, trade agreements and fixing No Child Left Behind."

http://tinyurl.com/q594dnu

So -- you're bitching about the Democrats voting the exact same way you just did?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 08:38 AM (kdS6q)

72 What the hell is Moochie mumbling about now? Speak up clearly, beatch!

Posted by: Yo-Yo Ma at May 06, 2015 08:38 AM (TcePY)

73 No, it's just that people keep fantasizing about Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Um, is there a reason why I would ever stop?



You'll go blind?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 08:38 AM (IEo4a)

74
Hah! I figured it out with the mighty powers of a mouse-click.

The latest home grown traitor is Slublog.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 08:39 AM (JtwS4)

75 So a professional boxer beats the crap out of a woman and he gets a misdemeanor battery charge???


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (wlDny)

Piker. I killed a man.

Posted by: Ray Lewis at May 06, 2015 08:39 AM (yxw0r)

76 Did anyone notice that in the picture of the sidebar link for Clinton Cash, Hillary! looks like Eva Peron?

I get worse and worse feelings about this.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 06, 2015 08:39 AM (t//F+)

77 'Museums and concert halls,' she said, just don't welcome non-white visitors - especially children - the way they welcome whites.
-----


Our Dear First Lady everyone. Yippee.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 08:40 AM (fWAjv)

78 Did anyone notice that in the picture of the sidebar link for Clinton Cash, Hillary! looks like Eva Peron?


The picture of Peron in her coffin?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:41 AM (/tNwW)

79 You'll go blind?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 08:38 AM (IEo4a)


Eh, I already wear contacts. I'll just up the prescription. Again.

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 08:41 AM (MT22W)

80 'Museums and concert halls,' she said, just don't welcome non-white
visitors - especially children - the way they welcome whites.


Children aren't 'white?'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 08:42 AM (oVJmc)

81 77 'Museums and concert halls,' she said, just don't welcome non-white visitors - especially children - the way they welcome whites.
-----


Our Dear First Lady everyone. Yippee.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 08:40 AM (fWAjv)

Ghetto gotta ghetto.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 08:42 AM (sdxPm)

82 hillary wears enough make-up to sink a Battleship

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:43 AM (/tNwW)

83 No matter how much makeup Hillary! pancakes on, still a pig with lipstick.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:44 AM (6Poxk)

84 I also have little girl hands...
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 06, 2015 08:34 AM (fwARV)


They're an easier fit in MWR's flexi-cuffs.

Or so I've heard...

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:44 AM (JpC1K)

85 mmmm pancakes. brb

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 06, 2015 08:44 AM (JO9+V)

86 Stasi: With Pamela Geller's Prophet Muhammad cartoon stunt in Texas, hate rears its ugly face again


I'm sure the NYC Daily News sells a lot of papers in TX. Hey scrunt from NYC I have some relatives in Houston and some friends in Nacogdoches. How about go down there and spread your vermin.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:44 AM (wlDny)

87
Meanwhile Comrades, the microphone in your Corn Flakes box is here to stay:

The Senate isn't getting any closer to reforming the nation's spying laws or reauthorizing expiring portions of the Patriot Act with fewer than three legislative weeks left for lawmakers to do so.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would not pledge to take up legislation called the USA Freedom Act, which is expected to gain broad support in the House next week.

Instead, McConnell indicated that the starting point for his chamber would be legislation he and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced to make a "clean" extension of the existing law for five years, which he would open up for amendments.

Civil libertarians have focused on the June 1 deadline as their best chance to rein in what they consider to be invasive government surveillance. But defenders of the NSA, including Republican leadership, say that allowing the provisions to expire would effectively handicap a crucial arm of America's national security.

http://tinyurl.com/ooksshy

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 08:45 AM (kdS6q)

88 Cray-cray story in the sidebar is....cray-cray.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 08:45 AM (oVJmc)

89 As usual, Sarah Beattie had the pithiest comment on Floyd Mayweather, suggesting a fight between him and all the women he's beaten up. The women get chainsaws. Of course, Sarah also said she was going to be topless while hosting her PPV watching party, so there's that.

http://bit.ly/1E8p2P9

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:45 AM (TcePY)

90 'Museums and concert halls,' she said, just don't welcome non-white visitors - especially children - the way they welcome whites.

I would donate a year's salary to the first chairman of a major museum or concert hall who would publicly say, "Take your race card and shove it up your fat ass, you worthless, bitch-faced ho."


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 06, 2015 08:46 AM (zF6Iw)

91 Seems to me the Detroit museum went out of its way to welcome "non-white visitors, especially children" and it was so successful that selling off the museum's collection became a reasonable option.

Interesting that the managements of museums and concert halls, historically well left of center, are now drawing ire from this quarter.

Posted by: @JohnTant` at May 06, 2015 08:46 AM (eytER)

92 Little girl hands... so that is how you so easily escape MWR's handcuffs.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:46 AM (6Poxk)

93 @71. When the Donks had the Senate they didn't care about rules.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 06, 2015 08:46 AM (tjj0w)

94 A sign of things to come in the Democratic party


And I find it truly amazing that American Jews continue to vote for Democrats.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (wlDny)

95 I just heard a clip of Hillary saying that she hears from some people that they think legalizing our undocumented visitors will hurt American's opportunity for jobs but she believes that legalizing them will actually open up more jobs. No reasoning given just her belief. Cause she has so much experience creating jobs.

Please God tell me Americans haven't become so stupid that they will elect this scrunt.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (g1DWB)

96 Sarah Michelle Gellar
Okay.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (kivUY)

97 With Pamela Geller's Prophet Muhammad cartoon stunt in Texas, hate rears its ugly face again

Methinks they aren't referring to the dead gunmen.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (oVJmc)

98 Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 08:45 AM

Well, come on. Without that extensive NSA surveillance and data collection we would not have known that guy Simpson was going on jihad at the 'Draw Mohammed' event in Garland, TX.

Posted by: Hondo Phrestrae at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (42tD/)

99 Headline from the NY Post:

Sharpton, de Blasio, Obama only love cops when convenient
B

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (/tNwW)

100 So how bout some moral equivilance from some Dallas area muzzies to fuel your rage today?

""This is the exposure that they wanted and this is the divisiveness that they wanted to bring," said Omar Suleiman, resident scholar at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center in Irving, a Dallas suburb with a sizable Islamic community.

"We condemn obviously the attack in the strongest terms, and we are glad that the police officer is OK," Suleiman added. "This is what extremists on both sides want: whether it's Geller or whether it's ISIS. They want this all-out war. That's not what we're about.""

Hey, Omar? Fuck off.

Posted by: Lauren at May 06, 2015 08:48 AM (+JCyB)

101 And I find it truly amazing that American Jews continue to vote for Democrats.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (wlDny)

Yup. I think it was yesterday that someone here posted an article that many people vote and talk liberal so as not to be cast out of their social circles and I think when talking about American Jews, that is true.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:49 AM (/tNwW)

102 Geller, not Gellar, right? Or is this some AoSHQ stylebook thing? I read someone saying one is Geller one is Gellar, but I have no idea what that boob was talking about.

Jammie's quote from NY Daily News was sickening. But, to paraphrase a different headline, another enemy self-identifies. Who's keeping the list for the burning times?

The ones I can't quite figure are the Hebdo survivors who are hating on Geller. Non-survivors unavailable for comment.

If piss christ had inspired equivalent response from some Christian Militia cult, no one would be blaming Mapplethorpe.

The religions of "kill the infidel" and "love your enemy"* inherently cannot co-exist.

*(Love one's enemy, I say, even if you have to gun them down before they can attack a crowd. "Bless you, son. BANG BANG")

Posted by: mindful webworker at May 06, 2015 08:49 AM (YTvcG)

103 94 A sign of things to come in the Democratic party


And I find it truly amazing that American Jews continue to vote for Democrats.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (wlDny)

Eventually, hopefully, equivocal thinking will go away, to be replaced by some Pamela Geller style clarity.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 08:49 AM (sdxPm)

104 34 What did I miss? Why is that non-sensical?

Serious question.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:25 AM (dSkBR)


He's assigning equal blame to Baltimore's woes to the Baltimore Police Dept. Unless I'm totally wrong they're probably on aggregate blameless, not just regarding Freddie Gray but why the city is a ruin.

How am I wrong?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 06, 2015 08:50 AM (St6BJ)

105 Please God tell me Americans haven't become so stupid that they will elect this scrunt.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (g1DWB)

Sorry. Can't.

Meanwhile, maxing out your credit card makes you wealthy!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 08:50 AM (fWAjv)

106
people keep fantasizing about Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Um, is there a reason why I would ever stop?

You'll go blind?
Posted by: rickb223




"Can I do it, till I need glasses?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 08:50 AM (kdS6q)

107 Oh, and AP? Get fucked with the barbed cock of satan. The Muslims aren't the victims you assholes. They're the ones who shot at us. This isn't a hard concept, but you seem to have trouble grasping it.

Posted by: Lauren at May 06, 2015 08:51 AM (+JCyB)

108 @100
Omar Suleiman doesn't want all out war. He wants small ball incrementalism in the dark of night. A death of ten thousand paper cuts. All out war attracts too much attention. He wants to bury us in our sleep.

Posted by: Hondo Phrestrae at May 06, 2015 08:51 AM (42tD/)

109 Some black humour from the PRC on cellphone addiction.

https://youtu.be/PsH9wGB_Acs

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:51 AM (6Poxk)

110 Billy Graham's son is a dumb dick. Hey asshole respect is a 2 way street. Wake up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 08:52 AM (/tNwW)

111
Tried to read the article, but Kevin Williamson sooften seems to say dumb things. The article was full of them.

Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 08:52 AM (lIU4e)

112 After all this EricSheppard challenge bullshit this really made my morning...



http://tinyurl.com/nynsdsq


Joseph Offutt, 21, has been holding a large American flag outside the Curtis Cullwell Center in Garland, Texas, all day today, hoping to show ISIS and terrorists that the community is still standing strong and not giving into fear.

Offutt's symbolic gesture is a response to a statement ISIS made Monday night claiming responsibility for the failed terror attack on Sunday during an event displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
------

Well done young man.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 08:53 AM (fWAjv)

113 Please God tell me Americans haven't become so stupid that they will elect this scrunt.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (g1DWB)


Sorry, my mother raised me not to lie. Also, the results of the last 2 presidential elections, and especially 2012, show that the American people are too stupid for words.

My point? We are totally boned.

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 08:53 AM (MT22W)

114 Please God tell me Americans haven't become so stupid that they will elect this scrunt.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:47 AM (g1DWB)


We're so balkanized that it will come down to turnout. It no longer has anything to do with issues or policies. At all.

Posted by: Just some guy at May 06, 2015 08:54 AM (yxw0r)

115 Omar Suleiman doesn't want all out war.
He wants small ball incrementalism in the dark of night. A death of ten thousand paper cuts. All out war attracts too much attention.


All out war in Texas means his ass won't make it to the weekend.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 08:54 AM (IEo4a)

116 ]Cray-cray story in the sidebar is....cray-cray.

And the pic of pancakes and bacon at the bottom is... odd.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 08:54 AM (O7MnT)

117 Lauren, I am pretty sure you mean Associates with Paleostinians, the alleged news service right?

Here is some pop culture clarity that smacked me Monday at lunch.
R2D2 is Christianity
Wookie is Islam
Han Solo is the Leftist elites
C3PO is the media.

"So let the Wookie win."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:55 AM (6Poxk)

118 107 Oh, and AP? Get fucked with the barbed cock of satan. The Muslims aren't the victims you assholes. They're the ones who shot at us. This isn't a hard concept, but you seem to have trouble grasping it.
Posted by: Lauren at May

Amen. When they clean up their act, They will get off my automatic suspect list. Which keeps getting larger in Obama's America. Thanks you racist Commie asshole.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 08:55 AM (sdxPm)

119 Huh. Main page went blank.

ISIS targeted Geller becoz she bent all their spoons - with her mind!

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 08:55 AM (3ZtZW)

120 >>We're so balkanized that it will come down to turnout. It no longer has anything to do with issues or policies. At all

I think you are absolutely correct.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:56 AM (g1DWB)

121 Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 08:52 AM (lIU4e)
====================

Like what? You've similar stuff before I believe. I'm a fan, and I'm sure he's sorry he insulted GW since it offended you, so other than that transgression what else have you objected to?

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 08:57 AM (TcePY)

122 He's assigning equal blame to Baltimore's woes to the Baltimore Police Dept. Unless I'm totally wrong they're probably on aggregate blameless, not just regarding Freddie Gray but why the city is a ruin.

How am I wrong?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 06, 2015 08:50 AM (St6BJ)


I don't see that's what he's doing. I think he's merely stating a fact. Better economic policies would help. Better citizens would surely help. Better policing would certainly help.

Let's assume I am wrong and you are right in the interpretation.

Baltimore's murder rate has been well above the national average for years. I'm sure that's the result of excellent policing. Right?

Baltimore PD has had a long history of being overly confrontational in the wrong circumstances and not confrontational when it is certainly called for. Like most big city police forces, they're in the pocket of the Dems (and the union, BIRM). That means they tend to ignore bad behavior by the Dem's pet constituencies and instead go full Ravage on people who least deserve it.

NYC was the same, until Giuliani told the usual collection of victim groups to kiss his lily white ass and Bratton let hard data (i.e. COMPSTAT) drive policing decisions.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:58 AM (E4lP3)

123 120
>>We're so balkanized that it will come down to turnout. It no longer has anything to do with issues or policies. At all



I think you are absolutely correct.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 08:56 AM (g1DWB)

NUMBERS!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 08:58 AM (0O7c5)

124 We're so balkanized that it will come down to turnout. It no longer has anything to do with issues or policies. At all.
Posted by: Just some guy at May 06, 2015 08:54 AM (yxw0r)

I agree. As the gov't becomes even more involved in aspects of everybody's lives, people will become even more polarized to the other side because the other party, if elected, means a direct threat to their livelihood. See, for example, grandmas pushed off cliffs, abortions in "back alleys," etc. etc. ad nauseam.

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 08:59 AM (659DL)

125 Balkanization, after Tito, worked so well in Jugoslavia. Not.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:59 AM (6Poxk)

126 Okay wait I need to update my scorecard.

Is Greece now head of the Legion of Boned?

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at May 06, 2015 09:01 AM (mf5HN)

127 I think you are absolutely correct.
Posted by: JackStraw


NUMBERS!!!
Posted by: phoenixgirl



LOVED THAT SHOW!!!

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:01 AM (IEo4a)

128 NUMBERS!!!
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 08:58 AM (0O7c5)



Shhhh. You'll give CAC a woody and wake up Jameson.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:01 AM (E4lP3)

129 125 Balkanization, after Tito, worked so well in Jugoslavia. Not.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 06, 2015 08:59 AM (6Poxk)

Agree. It seems, though, that Balkanization is not an option to be considered, but a fiat that's already here.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 09:02 AM (sdxPm)

130 Mainah!!!!!

You coming to NoVAMoMee this year??

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:02 AM (E4lP3)

131 49 >>And about 20% of Americans are employed in the public sector. Coincidence? I like to fish in the Keys every winter. The number of retired police and firemen I meet down there is astounding. And lots of them are my age or younger.



My dad, gubmint all his life, retired with pension at 55. Me? 61 and still in the salt mines, with no liklihood of getting out much before 70.

I have urged my adult chillens to find a job with gubmint, because that is the only thing with a future here in the Soc. States of America.

Posted by: bystander at May 06, 2015 09:02 AM (hKyl0)

132 The Freddie Gray arrest sounds like the product of a roust, with the cops desperately trying to find a post hoc justification for the arrest.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:03 AM (2Ojst)

133 Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee


That article reminds me of that movie Scent of Woman; "but he was a Baerd Man". I hope I spelled that right.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 09:03 AM (wlDny)

134 Not enough millennial having babies to pay for SS and Medicare? Not a problem. We have millions of anchor babies and Newly Minted Americans to do that. So don't worry oldsters. I'm sure they are going to be happy to pay more taxes to support old, white people they have been taught to hate by the Dems and MSM. Yep, no problems there, you can count on your lib/prog politicians to look out for your future. Good times coming.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at May 06, 2015 09:03 AM (1BQGO)

135
That article reminds me of that movie Scent of Woman; "but he was a Baerd Man". I hope I spelled that right.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 09:03 AM (wlDny)


Baird

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:04 AM (E4lP3)

136 The Freddie Gray arrest sounds like the product of a roust, with the cops desperately trying to find a post hoc justification for the arrest.


So, active warrant and illegal switchblade aren't enough?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:04 AM (IEo4a)

137
NYC was the same, until Giuliani told the usual collection of victim groups to kiss his lily white ass and Bratton let hard data (i.e. COMPSTAT) drive policing decisions.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 08:58 AM (E4lP3)
=======================

and the adoption of "broken windows" policing. Something NYC did and Baltimore didn't do. Leadership matters.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 09:05 AM (TcePY)

138 With all the muslim immigration and enclaves, it'll all get hatey like the Balkans too.

Posted by: Bigby's Latex Gloves at May 06, 2015 09:05 AM (3ZtZW)

139 So, active warrant, running away once spotted. and illegal switchblade aren't enough?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:04 AM (IEo4a)


FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:05 AM (E4lP3)

140 So, active warrant and illegal switchblade aren't enough?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:04 AM (IEo4a)

So there was an active warrant? I saw that initially but then sites took it down.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 09:05 AM (fWAjv)

141 and the adoption of "broken windows" policing. Something NYC did and Baltimore didn't do. Leadership matters.
Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 09:05 AM (TcePY)


*fist bump*

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:06 AM (E4lP3)

142 So there was an active warrant? I saw that initially but then sites took it down.


Doesn't fit the narrative?

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:06 AM (IEo4a)

143 Greece To Tax Cash Withdraws


And don't you know the Choom would like to do that too.

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

144 LOL. Gray got busted 3 times in one week for drug possession.

Dude, should have picked a new line of work.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 06, 2015 09:07 AM (fWAjv)

145 136 The Freddie Gray arrest sounds like the product of a roust, with the cops desperately trying to find a post hoc justification for the arrest.


So, active warrant and illegal switchblade aren't enough?
Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:04 AM (IEo4a)

Apparently not Rick. Our Media whores are teasing out nuance and massaging this story for all its worth. Gray is black, that's the only fact that matters to them.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 09:07 AM (sdxPm)

146 Ok, here's something fun amidst all the normal doom and gloom. The Volvo Ocean Race is an around the world sailboat race that started in Alicante, Spain last year and will finish in Gothenburg, Sweden later this summer. They make 8 stops a long the way at various ports along the way and do inshore racing and lots of partying.

The left Itajai, Brazil about 17 days ago and it looks like they will finish in Newport, RI early tomorrow morning. Then there will 2 weeks of partying. There are a few locals scattered amongst the teams including on Team Alvimedica and Team SCA. Should be a blast.

You can track the finish here for any who might be interested.

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/dashboard.html

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 09:07 AM (g1DWB)

147 In case you missed the pattern.

There is no hypocrisy involved here. The Left clearly believes in free speech except when it offends a group that is likely to respond with guns. It also explains why the Left so wants gun control.

Posted by: Michael Bloomberg at May 06, 2015 09:08 AM (e8kgV)

148 A fiat that made it somewhere? That's a miracle.

Posted by: an italian car owner at May 06, 2015 09:08 AM (kivUY)

149 anyone see crowder's avengers video?

http://tinyurl.com/mw592x8

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 09:08 AM (0O7c5)

150 *fist bump*
=================

Does this mean I can now get some free goods from logistics support in Alextopia?

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 09:08 AM (TcePY)

151 Balkanization is not an option to be considered, but a fiat that's already here.

Every empire begins as a revolution and ends in dissolution; it's a historical constant.

After the first big split happens, the smaller ones become a lot easier.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 09:09 AM (O7MnT)

152
Cringeworthy moment The Price is Right awarded an amputee contestant in a wheelchair with a treadmill

http://tinyurl.com/kq97afn



Ooooo - awkward.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 09:09 AM (kdS6q)

153 Does this mean I can now get some free goods from logistics support in Alextopia?
Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 09:08 AM (TcePY)


It means you can sleep on the lice-free straw mattress tonight.

No pallet though.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:09 AM (E4lP3)

154 The Left clearly believes in free speech except when it offends a group that is likely to respond with guns.

It's not the guns, otherwise they'd be cowed by the NRA, it's the threat of violence.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (oVJmc)

155 So, active warrant and illegal switchblade aren't enough?
Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:04 AM (IEo4a)

There's no evidence that he had an illegal switchblade. At best, they found a knife with a spring-assisted blade on him, which isn't illegal under Maryland law and, according to the portion of the city code they posted in the article, isn't even illegal under the City code. Also, what's the source indicating that they arrested him on an outstanding warrant? Honest question, I haven't seen anything that says he had an outstanding warrant, just previous arrests.

Further, the police themselves have stated that the reason they chased and arrested him was because he saw them and ran. Running from the police, without anything else, isn't criminal activity.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (2Ojst)

156 43 California is stumbling along trying to stop citizen water usage

Note this: the state has not stopped new water hookups. That's right, we're supposed to destroy the porcelain in or toilets by not flushing & let our landscaping die while they shoehorn more illegal aliens & barking moonbats in. Gotta increase the tax base. Not to mention how the fcuk do you cut consumption 25% when the majority already have low flow everything & only water every other day? Thanks fcuktards that re-elected governor moonbeam, the guy that cancelled the last phase of water projects in the 70s that would have prevented this.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (d2cM3)

157 I could buy a nice farm if I cashed out my 401K and IRA. I seriously wonder if that would be the best option.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (O7MnT)

158 laurie david's cervix

sadly....i laughed.....i should use more self control.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (0O7c5)

159 Ok, here's something fun amidst all the normal doom and gloom. The Volvo Ocean Race is an around the world sailboat race that started in Alicante, Spain last year and will finish in Gothenburg, Sweden later this summer. They make 8 stops a long the way at various ports along the way and do inshore racing and lots of partying.


Bet they are like museums and concert halls.
Not very inviting to chillens of color.

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (IEo4a)

160 I was hoping for a steady supply of Bushmills, but I'll start with the lice-free mattress and work my way up

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (TcePY)

161
Ahem. I want accolades for unmasking Slublog as the newest Federalist traitor.

Or at least a cookie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:11 AM (JtwS4)

162 Running from the police, without anything else, isn't criminal activity.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (2Ojst)

Maybe, Maybe not, but it is certainly stupid and and indication of a guilty state of mind

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 09:12 AM (/tNwW)

163 A fiat that made it somewhere? That's a miracle.


Fix
It
Again
Tony

Posted by: rickb223 Straight, Conservative Clinger at May 06, 2015 09:12 AM (IEo4a)

164 One weird trick to make your penis disappear: hire a surgeon to slice the accursed thing off.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at May 06, 2015 09:12 AM (XrHO0)

165 Retirement More Myth Than Reality Survey Finds



I once did an 8 year stint in QA. One of the senior VPs gave us a lecture on how to do an inspection. He said survey's do have a place at times. But more often than not they were worthless because the only thing you got out of a "survey" was opinion. If you are looking for "opinion" then by all means, do a survey. If you want to check how many people are actually going into retirement then check SS data and company retirement plans,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 09:13 AM (wlDny)

166 Ahem. I want accolades for unmasking Slublog as the newest Federalist traitor.

Or at least a cookie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:11 AM (JtwS4)
====================

You are awarded one Ampersand. Report to Ampersand Central to retrieve your award.

Posted by: Pixy Control Room at May 06, 2015 09:13 AM (TcePY)

167 Agree. It seems, though, that Balkanization is not an option to be considered, but a fiat that's already here.
Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 09:02 AM (sdxPm)


That wasn't a Fiat. It was a Yugo.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 06, 2015 09:14 AM (t//F+)

168 162 Running from the police, without anything else, isn't criminal activity.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (2Ojst)

Maybe, Maybe not, but it is certainly stupid and and indication of a guilty state of mind
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 09:12 AM (/tNwW)

There's no maybe about it - running from the police in and of itself is not criminal activity.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:14 AM (2Ojst)

169 You are awarded one Ampersand. Report to Ampersand Central to retrieve your award.

Posted by: Pixy Control Room at May 06, 2015 09:13 AM (TcePY)


It's a trap!!!!

Posted by: Admiral Ampersand at May 06, 2015 09:14 AM (E4lP3)

170 teh tweet this morning:
Pamela Geller has more guts than the entire US Congress and is possibly the bravest woman in America

Je suis Pamela Geller

Posted by: @votermom at May 06, 2015 09:14 AM (cbfNE)

171
Running from the police, without anything else, isn't criminal activity.

That was my take, too, but someone here linked a LegalInsurrection piece about how the pursuit and arrest can be justified under Terry. Which is still bullshit, but it's the current state of the law.

I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (JtwS4)

172 The toughest problem I'm having is finding something with nice heft behind it but a smaller grip.
Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 08:30 AM


I'm of pretty small stature for a guy, and I have smallish hands. I find the Browning Hi-Power comfortable to hold. If you like a 1911, but want something a little smaller, you might want to look at it (assuming you haven't already).

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (h4vJk)

173 Note this: the state has not stopped new water hookups. That's right, we're supposed to destroy the porcelain in or toilets by not flushing & let our landscaping die while they shoehorn more illegal aliens & barking moonbats in. Gotta increase the tax base. Not to mention how the fcuk do you cut consumption 25% when the majority already have low flow everything & only water every other day? Thanks fcuktards that re-elected governor moonbeam, the guy that cancelled the last phase of water projects in the 70s that would have prevented this.

Residential water use is, pardon the expression, a drop in the bucket when compared to industrial/agricultural use.

Now then, speaking of California water, I think I'm going to go watch Chinatown.

Posted by: @JohnTant` at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (eytER)

174 Thanks fcuktards that re-elected governor moonbeam, the guy that cancelled the last phase of water projects in the 70s that would have prevented this.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:10 AM (d2cM3)


Please tell me you're in SoCal.

I am plotting a move to NorCal (under heavy duress) in the next 2 years.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:16 AM (E4lP3)

175 Everybody seems to be glossing over the most salient point.........Pam's rack. Git yer shit together Morons.

Posted by: maddogg at May 06, 2015 09:16 AM (xWW96)

176 Mainah!!!!!

You coming to NoVAMoMee this year??
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:02 AM (E4lP3)

Yusser!!!

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:17 AM (659DL)

177 171
Running from the police, without anything else, isn't criminal activity.

That was my take, too, but someone here linked a LegalInsurrection piece about how the pursuit and arrest can be justified under Terry. Which is still bullshit, but it's the current state of the law.

I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.

---

Because Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are upset that he ended up arrested and dead, and we just have to be on the opposite side of everything always forever.

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at May 06, 2015 09:17 AM (mB6ez)

178 Fenelon Spoke: "The power of persevering prayer"

Thanks for following up from last thread. Opening that link in bg tab to read. Read read read. The thread's over 100 (as I start this) and I'm up to #7. I remember now how hard it is to type and read at the same time on a busy thread.



Fen, re persistence: I often think of that father with his epileptic and demon-infested son (I think the kid had both) who came to Jesus begging for healing. The father, who had watched his son suffer for so long, must have followed Jesus and the gang around until he tracked them down. He was then teased by the apostles' failure to help the boy. Even after Jesus arrives, the father has to wait while Jesus goes through his chiding the apostles. Even then, at the very gates of healing, the Dad is admonished by Jesus to have more faith, until he's in tears. (That magnificent line about "I do believe! Help my unbelief!" Mk 9)

If everything was set down from the Beginning, immutably, what is free will? why pray? Even whether one believes or not, it's all set and settled, some are chosen and some are not... that's the Calvinistic stuff, isn't it? as well as the hopeless determinism of materialism. Why would we ever bother sneaking up to touch the hem of the Lord's robe, or get our friends to lower us down through the roof? Otherwise, we are not just creations, but really are given the chance to be co-creators. Like all things in time and space, we have to work on it, though.

It doesn't really matter externally, I hope, because Jesus isn't physically around to go visit lately. Rather, as Jesus advised the woman who touched his robe, it's internal. Outward motion can inSpire us, but persistence, within, completes the journey. (Reminds me of the army training video I posted this morning. The powers that be are rooting for you when you fall, cheering you on, but you have to get up and cross that finish line on your own.)
https://youtu.be/g6x2guhVu_w

/random religious musing

Ah, now I've missed even more comments. May have to return to lurk mode. Or learn to be concise & pithy. (Never been accused of that.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - persistent but unwise at May 06, 2015 09:18 AM (YTvcG)

179 Everybody seems to be glossing over the most salient point.........Pam's rack. Git yer shit together Morons.
Posted by: maddogg at May 06, 2015 09:16 AM


I believe the racktasticness was duly noted yesterday, although, in fairness, it can never be noted enough.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 06, 2015 09:18 AM (h4vJk)

180 "Not to mention how the fcuk do you cut consumption 25% when the majority
already have low flow everything only water every other day?"

Just wait until you start seeing no-flow urinals everywhere, if they aren't already. F*ing disgusting things, I'd rather piss in the bushes. Can't wait to see the general use version for the home. Oh, and ultra-low flow fixtures will be the next step after people get used to the crappy low flow versions already mandated. Don't like it ? You are a wasteful hater of the environment.

Just one more benefit of massive, uncontrolled legal and illegal immigration.

Posted by: George Orwell de Leon at May 06, 2015 09:18 AM (1BQGO)

181 Yusser!!!

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:17 AM (659DL)


Then register, dammit.

Price goes up on 1 June.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:19 AM (E4lP3)

182
Mainah!!!!!

You coming to NoVAMoMee this year??
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:02 AM (E4lP3)

Yusser!!!


Hmmm. I'd have expected an "ay-uh".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:19 AM (JtwS4)

183 >>Bet they are like museums and concert halls.
Not very inviting to chillens of color.

The Chinese team is in the lead followed closely by the team from the UAE. But it does tend to be a sport dominated by people of pallor.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 09:20 AM (g1DWB)

184 179 It is not duly noted unless pictures are included.

Posted by: steevy at May 06, 2015 09:20 AM (mGBKM)

185 That was my take, too, but someone here linked a LegalInsurrection piece about how the pursuit and arrest can be justified under Terry. Which is still bullshit, but it's the current state of the law.

I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (JtwS4)

I haven't read Terry v. Ohio in a long time, but my understanding is that the touchstone is there must be a reasonable, articulable suspicion of involvement in a crime for the infamous "Terry stop" to pass Constitutional muster. In theory, it's not supposed to be based on the subjective belief of the officer(s) involved, but an objective standard. Otherwise the police would have free rein to stop and frisk everybody on a whim.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:20 AM (2Ojst)

186 I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (JtwS4)


I must have missed the statements of approval over Gray's death.

Hang on. Goin back upthread.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:21 AM (E4lP3)

187 Did you know you can't buy a Bobblehead Mohammed from Amazon?

Huh...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 06, 2015 09:21 AM (8W5zZ)

188 Hillary Clinton is the favorite U.S. presidential candidate among millionaire voters and would win a head-to-head contest with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, according to the third CNBC Millionaire Survey conducted in March that was released today.

Of course, these millionaires aren't necessarily looking to make the country any better.
They are looking for business as usual, with tax hikes that can be avoid.

Just the kind of thing Hillary can do for them.

In fact, she has actual experience.

What other candidate can say that ?

Posted by: Gordon Gecko at May 06, 2015 09:22 AM (e8kgV)

189 And it bothers me as well that there aren't more people who are bothered by this.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:22 AM (2Ojst)

190 Half of CA's fresh water is dumped for environmental purposes.

The other half goes to agriculture and industry (80%), the rest goes to us serfs and our masters.

Posted by: eman at May 06, 2015 09:22 AM (MQEz6)

191 174 Please tell me you're in SoCal.
I am plotting a move to NorCal (under heavy duress) in the next 2 years.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:16 AM (E4lP3)

? Did you mean that the way it sounds, cause it sounds like you want to make sure you're nowhere near where I live.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:23 AM (d2cM3)

192 In virtually all of the previous incidents of Cops vs. Black guy, the initial reports by the press and local officials have turned out to be massaged if not utterly false, no reason to expect different this time. The prosecutor couldn't even get the cops names right, don't tell me she has been giving us correct information as to the circumstances of the arrest.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 06, 2015 09:23 AM (2cS/G)

193 No flush urinals ... why don't they just put delta smelt in toilet tanks?

Posted by: @votermom at May 06, 2015 09:24 AM (cbfNE)

194 I carry a full sized SW MP .40. It's got three different-sized grips in the case when you buy it. I also have little girl hands, so I preferred being able to switch out the Mongo-sized grips that came installed.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guard



I just saw this (had to go do some actual work, wtf). I'll check it out. Mr. D has a .40 Beretta and I really like the weight of it, but it does have a Mongo sized grip. Have you ever had any misfire or misfeed issues? My current handgun misfeeds way more than I'm comfortable with.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 09:24 AM (F8EBp)

195 179 Everybody seems to be glossing over the most salient point.........Pam's rack. Git yer shit together Morons.
Posted by: maddogg at May 06, 2015 09:16 AM


I believe the racktasticness was duly noted yesterday, although, in fairness, it can never be noted enough.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 06, 2015 09:18 AM (h4vJk)


Don't know how Ai could have left that out in my earlier adulation of Geller. They are awesome.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 09:24 AM (sdxPm)

196 Then register, dammit.

Price goes up on 1 June.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:19 AM (E4lP3)

To quote Maverick, "I'll register when I'm g-damned good and ready!! You got that!!?"

Just kidding, I just did. But apparently paypal was the default payment thingy and I wanted to put it on a card and I'm locked out. Can you reset me or something?

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:25 AM (659DL)

197 Bobblehead Mohammed.

Posted by: Bobblehead Mohammed at May 06, 2015 09:25 AM (8W5zZ)

198 ? Did you mean that the way it sounds, cause it sounds like you want to make sure you're nowhere near where I live.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:23 AM (d2cM3)


Ha! No. (Although I can see how it reads that way).

I think NorCal still has water, SoCal does not but instead "imports" most of its water from NorCal.

Yes?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:25 AM (E4lP3)

199 Gray's legal / illegal knife issue on Drudge.

Pixy is pissy and won't let me post a bitly link without a 500 error.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:26 AM (5QyYN)

200 I'm thinking the Obama and Kerry are not going to playing this up too much:

http://tinyurl.com/nrefbaa

Iran arrests prominent rights activist.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 06, 2015 09:27 AM (BZAd3)

201 there should be an underground marketplace for free speech art like Bobblehead Muhammed etc

Posted by: @votermom at May 06, 2015 09:28 AM (cbfNE)

202 In all honesty, I bring up Pam Geller's bewbs because she is a severe tight ass about it and hates it, so It tickles me to bring up her bewbs.

Posted by: maddogg at May 06, 2015 09:28 AM (xWW96)

203 Just kidding, I just did. But apparently paypal was the default payment thingy and I wanted to put it on a card and I'm locked out. Can you reset me or something?

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:25 AM (659DL)


No. That's on your end.

You can tie a PayPal account directly to a credit card. Same effect.

But if you're locked out, then you need to clear the cache on your end and try again....with PayPal.

I had to pick one (and only one) payment method to use and the user fees were much higher if you used Eventbrite's system than if you went PayPal. So I picked PayPal.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:28 AM (E4lP3)

204
>>Michelle Obama: Museums And Concert Halls Just Don t Welcome Non White Kids

This is so ridiculous.

Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 09:29 AM (lIU4e)

205 Personally I think laws on the legality of various knives are tyrannical bullshit so I couldn't care less about Gray having a super scary assault knife or whatever.

It's not like the cops had X-ray vision and could have known about it before they went after him.

Posted by: Lauren at May 06, 2015 09:29 AM (+JCyB)

206 Greece's decision to tax withdrawals should really make the banking industry thrive.

"Greece! Where your money is held hostage."


Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 06, 2015 09:29 AM (BZAd3)

207 A Sign Of Things To Come In The Democratic Party

I am just amazed at how fast the Democrat Party is going full nazi.

Just cut the brakes lines on Civilization and-

Wheeeeee! Let's careen down the mountain into the Slough of Fascism(TM).


Posted by: naturalfake at May 06, 2015 09:29 AM (0cMkb)

208 there should be an underground marketplace for free speech art like Bobblehead Muhammed etc

Posted by: @votermom at May 06, 2015 09:28 AM


I think every armored vehicle should have a Bobblehead Muhammed in the turret. Just because.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 06, 2015 09:30 AM (h4vJk)

209 I can visualize a Wal-Mart in 2025. Two hundred elderly greeters in blue vests at the front entrance.

Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 06, 2015 09:30 AM (zFn4j)

210 I just saw this (had to go do some actual work, wtf). I'll check it out. Mr. D has a .40 Beretta and I really like the weight of it, but it does have a Mongo sized grip.
Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 09:24 AM (F8EBp)


Mrs. Bannion's next purchase:
http://tinyurl.com/q4j722z

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:30 AM (E4lP3)

211 I don't think my local Walmart has elderly greeters anymore

Posted by: @votermom at May 06, 2015 09:31 AM (cbfNE)

212 209 I can visualize a Wal-Mart in 2025. Two hundred elderly greeters in blue vests at the front entrance.
Posted by: Muldoon, a solid man at May 06, 2015 09:30 AM (zFn4j)

Blue Kevlar vests, by then. Every Walmart will be Bartertown.

Posted by: Kraken at May 06, 2015 09:31 AM (sdxPm)

213 Mrs. Bannion's next purchase:
http://tinyurl.com/q4j722z

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:30 AM


Gonna have to keep that in mind for the goddaughters in a few years.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (h4vJk)

214 Just kidding, I just did. But apparently paypal was the default payment thingy and I wanted to put it on a card and I'm locked out. Can you reset me or something?

???

Now I'm confused.

SB, I haven't been able to get past the initial "you're invited" page, either at work or at home. I didn't worry, since I told you I was coming. I didn't know there was a payment for the MoMe involved.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (zF6Iw)

215 There's no maybe about it - running from the police in and of itself is not criminal activity.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:14 AM (2Ojst)


That was NOT my point. The way to decrease crime in high crime districts, as proved in NYC under Gulliani, were programs like stop and frisk and broken windows. It decreased crime, neighborhoods prospered, and job opportunities went up. Either let the Cops do their jobs or take them off the streets and let them burn.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (/tNwW)

216 198 Ha! No. (Although I can see how it reads that way).
I think NorCal still has water, SoCal does not but instead "imports" most of its water from NorCal.
Yes?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:25 AM (E4lP3)

Yeah, there's more water up there. But if you're in the greater SanFran area you get to hang with all the black turtleneck wearing beatnik wannabes in the craptastic weather.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (d2cM3)

217 And if Iran decides to violate the agreement, we'll just snap those sanctions right back in place -

http://tinyurl.com/kbyr676

Snap...

right back in place.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 06, 2015 09:33 AM (BZAd3)

218 >>I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.

I can't say I'm happy about his death. Frankly, I don't care. One less heroin dealer doesn't give the sads.

But I do not know what if any crimes he may have been arrested for because no information is being released save for information from the prosecution. I'm also more sympathetic than some to the job inner city cops have to do in the cesspools liberals have created in those cities. So I'll wait and see what the police have to say before making a decision as to whether or not this was a good arrest.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 06, 2015 09:33 AM (g1DWB)

219
SB, I haven't been able to get past the initial "you're invited" page, either at work or at home. I didn't worry, since I told you I was coming. I didn't know there was a payment for the MoMe involved.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (zF6Iw)


You're not on my list for attendance.

Pre-pay only (courtesy of the fuqtards from the Daily Beast last year).

You pay through the site. Let me know if you need me to resend the link.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:33 AM (E4lP3)

220 Hi, MWW

Thanks, as always for your thoughts. I was trying to link to the actual section of the whole book which is the sixteenth lesson-"The power of persevering prayer." I'm not really a Cavinistic. I weren't to a Calvinistic seminary but they didn't confer me t I go along with John Wesley who said something like, "Predestination is a pernicious doctrine." (No offense to the Calvinists here. It's just something we can disagree on). Our focus- whatever our particular slant of Christianity should be "Looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith." I think God being omniscient is not the same as determining beforehand who is going to be saved and who is not. The purpose of prayer, IMO is to so that God's will can become our will as far as possible in this life, so that we might become more like Christ, that God be glorified and that his Son be magnified and yes, like growth in anything it takes persistence. There's a whole lot of depth to the Lord's prayer that we don't get when we just say it by rote at church. Murray's book covers that too.

I like your thoughts particularly your last paragraph and thanks for the video.

Please pray for me. I want to glorify God in the place he has called me to, and my life is changing soon.

Grace and peace be with you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 06, 2015 09:33 AM (MeuoO)

221 speech but on fox AGAIN

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 09:34 AM (0O7c5)

222 That was NOT my point.

Er, but that's exactly what you said in response to my statement that running from the cops isn't a crime - you said "Maybe, maybe not, but..." I can only respond to what you actually said, not your subjective intent.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:34 AM (2Ojst)

223 Yeah, there's more water up there. But if you're in the greater SanFran area you get to hang with all the black turtleneck wearing beatnik wannabes in the craptastic weather.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (d2cM3)


Nope.

Placer County. Either Folsom or El Dorado Hills.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:34 AM (E4lP3)

224 Frankly, I don't care. One less heroin dealer doesn't give the sads.

Bingo.

I'm not happy he's dead. I just. don't. care.

Posted by: GMan at May 06, 2015 09:34 AM (sxq57)

225
216 198 Ha! No. (Although I can see how it reads that way).
I think NorCal still has water, SoCal does not but instead "imports" most of its water from NorCal.
Yes?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:25 AM (E4lP3)

Yeah, there's more water up there. But if you're in the greater SanFran area you get to hang with all the black turtleneck wearing beatnik wannabes in the craptastic weather.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:32 AM (d2cM3)

Harumph!

Posted by: eman at May 06, 2015 09:34 AM (MQEz6)

226 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 06, 2015 09:35 AM (kff5f)

227 My current handgun misfeeds way more than I'm comfortable with.


DG, what is your current model?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:35 AM (5QyYN)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 06, 2015 09:35 AM (kff5f)

229 >>Michelle Obama: Museums And Concert Halls Just Don t Welcome Non White Kids

WTF? She should stop by our local Nature and Science museum on ANY weekday and see ALL the kids there - from public, private and home schools. Think the museum even has a program where the help fund the transportation for the schools to get them there. And then there are the families that make the trip into Denver from nearby states (Wyoming, etc) to take in our museums, zoo, etc.

If she ever lived outside of Chicago or DC she would know this type of stuff occurs. Or if she wanted to do something other than racebait....

Posted by: Lizzy at May 06, 2015 09:35 AM (2TN4k)

230 I suspect Greece's decision to tax withdrawals will boost the use of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, and push the use of credit.

Of course, it would also look like, for example, Rhode Island taxing withdrawals. Anyone close enough will go to the next state, and a there should be a rise in the number of black-market banks and "check cashers" that would basically give access to outside banks.

(followed by crackdowns on the same by the goberment)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 06, 2015 09:36 AM (t//F+)

231 Er, but that's exactly what you said in response to my statement that running from the cops isn't a crime - you said "Maybe, maybe not, but..." I can only respond to what you actually said, not your subjective intent.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:34 AM (2Ojst)


We're not in a court room here. I was just making the general point that he was probably up to no good and by running from the police he proved it. There is a difference between convicting someone in a court of law and policing on the street.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 09:37 AM (/tNwW)

232 Frankly, I don't care. One less heroin dealer doesn't give the sads.

Bingo.

I'm not happy he's dead. I just. don't. care.
Posted by: GMan


Exactly. However, I DO care if the cops are going to be railroaded.
That whole "There but for the Grace of God go I" thingy.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:37 AM (5QyYN)

233
Half of CA's fresh water is dumped for environmental purposes.

The other half goes to agriculture and industry (80%), the rest goes to us serfs and our masters.

Posted by: eman at May 06, 2015 09:22 AM (MQEz6)






Oddly, the water that's dumped for environmental purposes is dumped where it's available to be tapped for Frisco and the rest of the Bay Area.

I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 06, 2015 09:38 AM (ewiBW)

234 I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (JtwS4)


I'm not happy about Gray being dead. Pretty sure that I haven't seen anyone here (but there are always trolls) being happy about it. But that doesn't mean that I should take what the media, the government, or the police say at face value. I posted a link to Legal Insurrection's analysis that said the knife in question was illegal. You can argue whether or not gun and knife laws make sense (hint: they mostly don't), but that's irrelevant. And you can favor an actual of investigation of the facts in the case and still think the cops are responsible for Gray's death.

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (MT22W)

235 173 Residential water use is, pardon the expression, a drop in the bucket when compared to industrial/agricultural use.



Now then, speaking of California water, I think I'm going to go watch Chinatown.

Posted by: @JohnTant` at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (eytER)


Let's not forget about the Sacramento River and the "Delta Smelt".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (wlDny)

236 ISIS has declared war on the United States and all Obama does is yell Fore!

Posted by: Cruzinator at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (mt2jL)

237
Celebs keep the night going at Met Gala after-parties

"What's wrong with his faaaaaaace?"

http://tinyurl.com/na2khkz

Also, Jessica Alba is amazing looking, Elizabeth Banks dresses like a '70s porn star at the AVA Awards -- in a good way. and Katie Holmes had her breast implants moved up to her neck.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (kdS6q)

238 Mainah. Got it now.

TY

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (E4lP3)

239 All potential NoVaMoMee attendees, listen up!!


There is a payment involved.
If you did not follow the process to the point where you made a payment in one form or another, I suspect that you are not truly registered yet.

And the effort to use your credit card instead of PayPal is a study in frustration, as it seems no matter what you try...it comes back to PayPal.

I was able to register several weeks ago using a credit card.
But, it taxed every ounce of patience I possessed to not just say F'It, and quit trying.


The bad thing?


I can't tell you how I ultimately did it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (VPLuQ)

240 Greece is set to introduce a surcharge on withdrawals and financial transactions in an effort to raise cash amid fractious negotiations with creditors.

'set to introduce' ... damn, that is stupid

This is sort of like getting a warning before a heart attack.

My guess is that withdrawals accelerate.

Posted by: Gordon Gecko at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (e8kgV)

241 Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 09:24 AM

I have a Beretta P2000 (a .40) and it can be fitted with smaller grips. Carries well in the vest or the jacket while I'm on the scooter, or IWB off the scooter. I've never had a FFF or an FTE.

You're welcome to give it a test ride.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (60Vyp)

242 G of Y, cashing out the 401 and IRA and buying a farm is the only strategy that makes sense to me in These Times. That's what I did a few years ago.
Location, location, location.
A few days hike from nearest city, good neighbors, low taxes.
Just my opinion, YMMV.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 06, 2015 09:40 AM (go6ud)

243
I don't get how so many people here are happy that a guy who was not committing a crime ended up arrested and dead.



Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:15 AM (JtwS4)

you're just upset that you didn't get invited to my "happy that guy is dead" party.......IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! ////

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 09:40 AM (0O7c5)

244 Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:33 AM (E4lP3)

Yes, please send the link again.

For what it's worth, unless I post / e-mail differently, I am attending.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (zF6Iw)

245 I had to pick one (and only one) payment method to use and the user fees were much higher if you used Eventbrite's system than if you went PayPal. So I picked PayPal.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:28 AM (E4lP3)

K, cache cleared. Done and Done. Looking forward to it!

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (659DL)

246
>>Like what? You've similar stuff before I believe.

Apparently because 'you're a fan' I've pissed you off by not liking an article before. Heavens! Because pixy sucks I can't quote it but the whole bit about just moving people 200 miles away instead of incarceration stuck me as particularly ill thought out.

>>I'm sure he's sorry he insulted GW since it offended you, so other than that transgression what else have you objected to?

WTF Are you actually talking about???

Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (lIU4e)

247 I was able to register several weeks ago using a credit card.
But, it taxed every ounce of patience I possessed to not just say F'It, and quit trying.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2015 09:39 AM (VPLuQ)


Ummmmm....uhhhhhhh....

VIA?

I don't have you registered.

....

Kidding! Kidding! I'm a kidder!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:42 AM (E4lP3)

248 Maybe Michelle can toddle over to any of the Smithsonian museums and observe the diversity?

Really, these types of 'museums are white space' pronouncements are just breathtaking in their cynicism.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 06, 2015 09:42 AM (2TN4k)

249 Cops are people, they act based on their experiences/expectations. If Baltimore Cop "A" knows that 99% of the time he sees a heroin dealer fleeing at the sight of a police car, then he probably has a warrant or is in the midst of committing another crime, then that experience would lead him to pursue, no? How that fits the legal framework in this case, I don't know yet, but the Cops reaction to a fleeing known felon seems natural enough to me. Certainly not malevolent or racist.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 06, 2015 09:42 AM (2cS/G)

250 Put my tickets for the NoVaMoMee in a safe place. Now I have to remember where that safe place is.

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 09:42 AM (MT22W)

251 233 Oddly, the water that's dumped for environmental purposes is dumped where it's available to be tapped for Frisco and the rest of the Bay Area.
I'm sure that's just a coincidence.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 06, 2015 09:38 AM

I think they're dumping all their sewage in the same place, so they're not drinking it. But that does bring up a local question: if the delta smelt is so damn important that they get water over farmland, why is it ok to dump sewage into their habitat?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 06, 2015 09:43 AM (d2cM3)

252 K, cache cleared. Done and Done. Looking forward to it!
Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (659DL)


Comment #238 ;-)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:43 AM (E4lP3)

253 "
Kidding! Kidding! I'm a kidder!""



I keeeel you!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2015 09:43 AM (VPLuQ)

254 MPPP- I backed out of the process before paying, so per SB, I cleared Chrome's cache and it let me back in. I have a card linked to my paypal, so I paid with that.

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:44 AM (659DL)

255
you're just upset that you didn't get invited to my "happy that guy is dead" party.......IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! ////

If by awesome you mean "boobs were flashed" I will reconsider my opinion and hope to make the cut for the next invite.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:44 AM (JtwS4)

256 Put my tickets for the NoVaMoMee in a safe place. Now I have to remember where that safe place is. Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 09:42 AM (MT22W)


You can also put them on a smartphone.

You will be scanned at the door.

I said "scanned" not "probed"

Except for Nearsider, who will be both scanned and probed.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:44 AM (E4lP3)

257 "Cops are people, they act based on their experiences/expectations. "

Simple really.
How would the TV series Blue Bloods have handled the situation?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 06, 2015 09:44 AM (VPLuQ)

258 no probing? no peace!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 06, 2015 09:45 AM (0O7c5)

259 Ooh - hot fireman on the local news for a Fireman calendar......

Posted by: Lizzy at May 06, 2015 09:46 AM (2TN4k)

260 I thought Nearsider generally arrives pre-probed.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 06, 2015 09:46 AM (JtwS4)

261 "Cops are people, they act based on their experiences/expectations. "

Simple really.
How would the TV series Blue Bloods have handled the situation?



Walker, Texas Ranger would have kicked 8 different kinds of ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:46 AM (5QyYN)

262
A national sorority has sued a former member claiming she leaked sacred secrets on a Seattle-based web comic.

Attorneys for Phi Sigma Sigma claim the woman shared "secret information" about the sororitys rituals. In publicizing the sororitys secret handshake, robe colors and other practices, they contend, the former member violated her contract with the collegiate sorority.

http://tinyurl.com/onazjfy



"We the jury find the defendant aca-guilty."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 06, 2015 09:46 AM (kdS6q)

263 no probing? no peace!


No probing, no piece!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (5QyYN)

264 no probing? no peace!


No probing, no piece!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (5QyYN)

265 You can also put them on a smartphone.

I saw that option, which would be great, except for the fact that I do not own a smart phone. However, I did save the PDF of the tickets, just in case my hiding space was too hidey and all.

Posted by: physics geek at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (MT22W)

266 Comment #238 ;-)
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:43 AM (E4lP3)

LOL. Ok, well, then double confirmation! Oh, and am I excited that I can walk home from the metro (now that I moved from Alexandria to Fairfax)? Why yes, yes I am!

Posted by: Mainah at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (659DL)

267 Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (lIU4e)

FWIW, I haven't liked much of Williamson's stuff the last couple of weeks. Usually I think he's pretty good, but he seems a bit 'off' lately.

As for his "reverse incarceration" idea... I actually kind of see the point and what it's based in (move someone out of their home area, and they won't be able to hang out with the same crowd which encouraged whatever lawlessness got them arrested in the first place). But it's completely unworkable as a practical matter- unless you have a fully Federalized Weaponized National Police force.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (kff5f)

268 "Except for Nearsider, who will be both scanned and probed."

How come Nearside gets to have all the fun?

Everyone should be treated equally.

Posted by: NoVaMoMee Justice Warrior at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (VPLuQ)

269 "259 Ooh - hot fireman on the local news for a Fireman calendar......
"

That's sexist or something.

Posted by: Lauren at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (+JCyB)

270 At a Clinton Global Initiative event in Marrakesh, former President Bill Clinton was asked why he isn't defending the Clinton Foundation from increased scrutiny. "I just work here," Clinton replied. "I don't know."

The extended question to Clinton came from billionaire Mo Ibrahim who said, "I opened the newspaper and I was shocked to see these attacks on the foundation."

The billionaire continued, "I didn't see anybody from the foundation standing up and really having a go at that. I don't know what your board members--I know my daughter [a board member], she's useless. Because you should have stand up and really take issue. What is this money for? What have you done with it? And that's what people should ask."

"I just work here," Clinton responded. "I don't know."

Posted by: Karen Ashley at May 06, 2015 09:48 AM (e8kgV)

271
Maybe Michelle can toddle over to any of the Smithsonian museums and observe the diversity?

Really, these types of 'museums are white space' pronouncements are just breathtaking in their cynicism.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 06, 2015 09:42 AM (2TN4k)


Remember kids, it is actually MORAL to take from racist, bigoted, homo-phobic entities.

Tiffany lamps, paintings, rugs, cabinets, jewelry: these should be seized for the state diversity's sake.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 06, 2015 09:48 AM (t//F+)

272 Art Thread up.

Posted by: HH at May 06, 2015 09:48 AM (Ce4DF)

273 Lincolntf @ 249: I've heard cops brag about how they throw a handcuffed suspect into a paddy wagon, then take him to the police station by driving fast along a bumpy path. Did the police do this to Freddie Grey? Maybe, maybe not. But the murder charges certainly seem appropriate.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 06, 2015 09:48 AM (8cWgt)

274 ..testing..

Posted by: spypeach at May 06, 2015 09:49 AM (KTiWT)

275 Yes, please send the link again.

For what it's worth, unless I post / e-mail differently, I am attending.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (zF6Iw)


Done

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:49 AM (E4lP3)

276 256 Except for Nearsider, who will be both scanned and probed.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 06, 2015 09:44 AM (E4lP3)

Oooh oooh, I want to come!!!!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at May 06, 2015 09:49 AM (d2cM3)

277 But the murder charges certainly seem appropriate.
Posted by: FireHorse at May 06, 2015 09:48 AM (8cWgt)

Yeah no. Man slaughter maybe. Murder no- For Murder you have to show intent from what I am hearing.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 06, 2015 09:51 AM (/tNwW)

278
As for his "reverse incarceration" idea... I
actually kind of see the point and what it's based in (move someone out
of their home area, and they won't be able to hang out with the same
crowd which encouraged whatever lawlessness got them arrested in the
first place). But it's completely unworkable as a practical matter- [...]
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at May 06, 2015 09:47 AM (kff5f)


Isn't that Internal Exile, like was practiced in the Russian Empire?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 06, 2015 09:51 AM (t//F+)

279 So those cops who were bragging about the rough rides were admitting to attempted murder? Do your civic duty and turn them in.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 06, 2015 09:53 AM (2cS/G)

280 but an objective standard. Otherwise the police would have free rein to stop and frisk everybody on a whim.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 06, 2015 09:20 AM (2Ojst)


NYC used to do that very thing and it did reduce crime. But the current commie mayor stopped it as soon as he entered office.

And as far a the chases of that perp foes don't you folks know that this guy was well known to the Baltimore cops? When he took off running that was an open admission that he was likely carrying drugs. Especially since he has a long history of dealing drugs.


I used to run around with Oakland cops when I was out in CA. I can tell you that they knew every dealer and pimp in the city. And if they came up on one in the parking garage of the what used to be the downtown hotel there at corner of Broadway and 6th street and he ran when they showed up I guarantee they would chase him.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 06, 2015 09:55 AM (wlDny)

281 Posted by: FireHorse at May 06, 2015 09:48 AM (8cWgt

Yeah I'm betting you've heard no such thing from cops unless you happen to be one yourself.

Posted by: Cruzinator at May 06, 2015 09:55 AM (mt2jL)

282 Geller, Geller, no-Gellar
Banana-fana fo-feller
Fee-fi-mo-meller
GELLER!

Posted by: Pamela at May 06, 2015 09:55 AM (4DCSq)

283 Frankly, if the over-militarized cops and the FSA want to go to war... all I ask for is a large bucket of popcorn.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 06, 2015 09:58 AM (O7MnT)

284 I'm sure he's sorry he insulted GW since it offended you, so other than that transgression what else have you objected to?

WTF Are you actually talking about???

Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (lIU4e)
==============================

Now, as to this:

Apparently because 'you're a fan' I've pissed you off by not liking an article before. Heavens! Because pixy sucks I can't quote it but the whole bit about just moving people 200 miles away instead of incarceration stuck me as particularly ill thought out.

You haven't pissed me off. It takes more than a dispute about a writer to piss me off (I have three brothers and a sister who's tougher than all of us).

As far as the "200 miles away" stuff, it seems like a (possible) lame parody attempt to me, along the lines of J. Swift, but it's also a really small part of the point he's trying to make. He likes cops to have strong leadership and more aggressive community-based policing, including stop-and-frisk. This article might not have made the point very well, but I think that's his complaint with Baltimore cops.

Let's take this in pieces. As a reminder, you posted this about KW last week:

Crap, I have to read a national review article to figure our what crazyness is going down at my alma mater.
Posted by: Lea at April 27, 2015 09:56 AM (lIU4e)
======================
So, Kevin Williamson is still a dick, I see. Calling the students at GWU idiots ('low intellectual climate')for thinking the hindu swastika might be a swastika and then talking about how the germans hijacked and how he lived in india and never got used to it or something? Ass.
Posted by: Lea at April 27, 2015 10:01 AM (lIU4e)

=====================

Since I never noticed you objecting to a KW piece before, I assumed then you were objecting to his swipe at your alma mater. Understandable, even if small-minded.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 09:58 AM (LISuA)

285 284. Weird: Pixy seems to have moved my paragraphs around. That response to Lea was supposed to start with "Let's take this in pieces".

Never seen that issue before.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 10:00 AM (LISuA)

286
Walker, Texas Ranger would have kicked 8 different kinds of ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:46 AM (5QyYN)








I'm a big fan of diversity and inclusion.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 06, 2015 10:00 AM (ewiBW)

287 Thanks Bannion and RedMindBlueState. I'll put those on the list. It's time to start seriously looking.


DG, what is your current model?
Posted by: rickb223 at May 06, 2015 09:35 AM (5QyYN)




I have a Walther PK380. It feels way too light and misfeeds every other magazine, if not more, regardless of the ammo. I did a little reasearch and there seem to be quite a few folks with the same issue.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 10:04 AM (F8EBp)

288 My favorite part about one weird trick is move people out, move people in, move capital in, enact sensible laws, and better policing. And I really did not believe what happened next.

Posted by: bour3 at May 06, 2015 10:04 AM (5x3+2)

289 Vandals targeted a Conservative MP days before the election by deliberately flooding her garden with 1,300 litres of sticky oil.

The lefties love the environment.

http://goo.gl/bjOVrc

Posted by: Bruce J at May 06, 2015 10:06 AM (iQIUe)

290 Let me repost the response Lea, so you can get a better idea what I was saying.

======================
You said:

I'm sure he's sorry he insulted GW since it offended you, so other than that transgression what else have you objected to?

WTF Are you actually talking about???

Posted by: Lea at May 06, 2015 09:41 AM (lIU4e)

==============================
Let's take this in pieces. As a reminder, you posted this about KW last week:

"Crap, I have to read a national review article to figure our what crazyness is going down at my alma mater.
Posted by: Lea at April 27, 2015 09:56 AM (lIU4e)
==========================
So, Kevin Williamson is still a dick, I see. Calling the students at GWU idiots ('low intellectual climate')for thinking the hindu swastika might be a swastika and then talking about how the germans hijacked and how he lived in india and never got used to it or something? Ass.
Posted by: Lea at April 27, 2015 10:01 AM (lIU4e)

=======================

Since I never noticed you objecting to a KW piece before, I assumed then you were objecting to his swipe at your alma mater. Understandable, even if small-minded.

Now, as to this:

"Apparently because 'you're a fan' I've pissed you off by not liking an article before. Heavens! Because pixy sucks I can't quote it but the whole bit about just moving people 200 miles away instead of incarceration stuck me as particularly ill thought out."


You haven't pissed me off. It takes more than a dispute about a writer to piss me off (I have three brothers and a sister who's tougher than all of us).

As far as the "200 miles away" stuff, it seems like a (possible) lame parody attempt to me, along the lines of J. Swift, but it's also a really small part of the point he's trying to make. He likes cops to have strong leadership and more aggressive community-based policing, including stop-and-frisk. This article might not have made the point very well, but I think that's his complaint with Baltimore cops.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 10:08 AM (LISuA)

291 "Yeah no. Manslaughter maybe. Murder no - For Murder you have to show intent from what I am hearing."

First degree murder - definitely not.

Second degree - maybe. All that needs to be proven is a depraved indifference to human life. (That's how it is in New York, at least according to some "Law & Order" episodes I've seen.)

From everything I've seen, this case is totally different from Ferguson. I might very well be wrong, but it sure seems that the cops behaved very badly.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 06, 2015 10:09 AM (8cWgt)

292 "Yeah I'm betting you've heard no such thing from cops unless you happen to be one yourself."

OK. Whatever you say.

Posted by: FireHorse at May 06, 2015 10:11 AM (8cWgt)

293 Sean Bannion...where i. NorCal are you looking to move? I've traveled a lot and my favorite place in the world is the area between Mendocino and Eureka. Gobsmacking beauty.....not a lot of jobs, though or I'd be there.

Born and raised in SoCal and now stuck here like a fish out of water in VA. SoCal gets most of its water from the Colorado River.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at May 06, 2015 10:17 AM (Y2+py)

294 Have you ever had any misfire or misfeed issues? My current handgun misfeeds way more than I'm comfortable with.

Posted by: DangerGirl at May 06, 2015 09:24 AM (F8EBp)


I had 50 rounds of Wolf that misfed on every round. The nose was too squared-off to properly chamber.

I've fired over 1,000 rounds of everything else (Federal, Eagle, Civil Defense) without a single issue.

I carry Civil Defense rounds and shoot Federal at the range.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 06, 2015 10:23 AM (fwARV)

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at May 06, 2015 10:24 AM (fwARV)

295 Posted by: Russkilitlover at May 06, 2015 10:17 AM (Y2+py)
=================

Even some areas south of Mendocino are pretty damn nice. Petaluma, for example. Good beer there too.

Posted by: MTF at May 06, 2015 10:34 AM (LISuA)

296 Knife laws are even stupider than gun laws and justc as unconstitutional.

An old checker I use to work with, once told me there was a piece of Roman pottery somewhere with: "The right to bear a knife" or words to that effect. I never checked if it was true or not.

Posted by: Paladin at May 06, 2015 12:34 PM (WujO7)

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