Monday Morning News Dump

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1 Am I first?

Found this on facebook:

"Walmart has been forced to apologize after it apparently agreed to bake an ISIS-themed cake for a Louisiana customer, just a day after refusing to create a Confederate battle flag cake for him."

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (lIU4e)

2 HA!!!!!

Posted by: owlpellets at June 29, 2015 08:48 AM (YvTdG)

3 I knew that wasn't an ISIS flag! I know butt plugs and dildos!

Posted by: Reggie Loves Barry at June 29, 2015 08:48 AM (gwG9s)

4 Am I really first and second?

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 08:49 AM (lIU4e)

5 Dang..second

Posted by: owlpellets at June 29, 2015 08:49 AM (YvTdG)

6 NM

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 08:49 AM (lIU4e)

7 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (kff5f)

8
I got a case of the itches.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (St6BJ)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (kff5f)

10 Who in their right mind puts dildos on a flag?





(I know, I know, the question answers itself)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 08:51 AM (mvenn)

11 Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (lIU4e)

Saw that too. Also a post in the sidebar about removing the CBF from Gettysburg stores, but that has been noted here already.

Our nation needs a hard drive change and reboot. The viruses have taken over the system.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (nqiq9)

12 Urban agenda link broken, or is that a just a metaphor

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (ztOda)

13 The Western world has gone completely mad. It's living in perpetual opposite day, and nothing can shake it from its self-delusion. We're toast.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 08:52 AM (J+mig)

14 Also: They're still not married.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 08:53 AM (kff5f)

15 I got a case of the itches.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 29, 2015 08:50 AM (St6BJ)


*****

Well then, you need to find an itch market.






(wait for it...)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (mvenn)

16 As seen earlier here, and the release of the decision verifies:
In the 5-4, decision, only Kennedy opined.
All 4 dissenters opined.
Thus remains 4 uber-psycho-statist-lefties who simply voted in lockstep/goosestep fashion.

Posted by: Talkin' Taqyia2Me, DNC/MSM/RNC at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (l5hQl)

17 I thought the mercury pollution was fixed with the last set of EPA regs? Back in the day when pregnant women were warned to not eat fish from the Great Lakes.

Posted by: Khalid el Browncowski at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (Y1gUw)

18 a post in the sidebar about removing the CBF from Gettysburg stores

You've seen the women's US soccer team? Nike has removed red, white, and blue just in time for July 4th.

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (FcR7P)

19 12 Urban agenda link broken, or is that a just a metaphor

--

For me too

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 08:55 AM (cbfNE)

20 In light of the recent SCOTUS decision:

I propose that SMOD marries the Yellowstone Caldera.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 29, 2015 08:55 AM (Zu3d9)

21 "Walmart has been forced to apologize after it apparently agreed to bake an ISIS-themed cake for a Louisiana customer, just a day after refusing to create a Confederate battle flag cake for him."

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (lIU4e)


This pleases me. It's how we can start winning some of these skirmishes.

"The Catholic Church won't marry me and my boyfriend!!!"

Correct. They won't. Please file suit against your local mosque and Catholic Diocese and we'll take this to trial.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 08:56 AM (fwARV)

22 OT-but maybe not t I was at a Farmer's Market on Saturday and there was an African American woman selling home made desserts. I always go to her table because her stuff is very good. We always chat because I'm a regular customer (Fenelon Family lies this stuff; I can't eat it. :^) At any rate, she said "This has been a heavy week" without explaining more, but I don't think it was just or primarily about the weather. I have said to her before that I like the cross she wears which comes from Israel, so my guess is she was not thrilled about the gay marriage decision.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 29, 2015 08:56 AM (OSs/l)

23 Urban agenda link broken, or is that a just a metaphor

Just remove all the garbage that comes after ".html" and you'll get it.

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2015 08:57 AM (FcR7P)

24

Jeb Bush Kinda Supports Gun Control

Bush told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. "Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas," he said.

TTAG
http://tinyurl.com/nkgvmkq

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 08:57 AM (kdS6q)

25 Actually, a parody ISIS flag with sex toys is a funny, and I admire them for going there.

Posted by: Ponydaemmerung at June 29, 2015 08:58 AM (1Xq6/)

26 July 4th should be renamed "Fireworks Day" as the rest of the holiday's meaning has been trampled down, spit on, or completely erased. We need a DOI 2.0.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 08:58 AM (nqiq9)

27 "Walmart has been forced to apologize after it apparently agreed to bake an ISIS-themed cake for a Louisiana customer, just a day after refusing to create a Confederate battle flag cake for him."

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 08:46 AM (lIU4e)


This is the kind of shit that happens when you try to legislate morality and leave it up to jerks to draw the lines. Idiots

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2015 08:58 AM (wq4B0)

28 Remember when conservatives felt the need to defend WalMart from the Left?

Yeah, fuck'em.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:00 AM (YFw5T)

29 July 4th should be renamed "Fireworks Day"

Just heard a radio ad where we celebrate "family, fun, and togetherness" this weekend. Yes, they understand completely...

Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2015 09:01 AM (FcR7P)

30 Kevin W. sums it up nicely. This is exactly how it feels, although I think there is more malice behind getting there.

The ranks of the Right are filled with a splendid array of gifted and erudite lawyers with unshakeable commitment to the rule of law. Many of them are my friends and colleagues. But their arguments always leave me a little bit cold. We can debate all day about how many Angels in America can have their first dance on the head of Anthony Kennedy's pen, but we know that the Court's liberals are going to vote one way, that some of its conservatives will probably vote another, and that John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy will, if the goblins in their heads are sufficiently insistent, ratify whatever Starbucks-customer consensus exists for 80 miles on either side of Interstate 95. That the chief justice went one way on health care and another on marriage tells us nothing at all about the law or the Constitution: It tells us about John Roberts.

And that is the problem.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:01 AM (qCMvj)

31 >>This pleases me. It's how we can start winning some of these skirmishes.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 08:56 AM (fwARV)

It's a matter of making them clear that this is all nonsense, not principle. Although I feel a little bad for the clerk in Slidell (I think) who is probably just stupid and doesn't know what the ISIS flag looks like.

BTW, on my walk Saturday morning we were coming up with Perry/Rubio names. PeRio was the first one and then PerRubio. I'm not sure which one I like better.

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (lIU4e)

32 July 4th is [RACIST]

Posted by: bernverdnardo at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (WhfU/)

33 Carried over from the previous thread:

And HEEEERRRE we go:

"Gay-teacher-claims-discrimination-at-Christian-school"

http://tinyurl.com/ou4m85y

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (nqiq9)

34 great comment over at the NRO piece.

A miracle as great as transubstantiation. When Democrats are elected/appointed, they become Socialists. When Republicans are elected/appointed, they become Democrats.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (qCMvj)

35 In light of the recent SCOTUS decision:

I propose that SMOD marries the Yellowstone Caldera.


Universe Quantum Field Collapse and we've got POLYGAMY. YES!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (659DL)

36 By the way did anyone else hear Cuomo on FOX News this AM actually DEFENDING the great job they do at Dannemora Jail in Upstate NY? Sex in closets, files in hamburger meat? Yeah great job. Only a Democrat would call that a Great Job?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (wq4B0)

37 Rand Paul goes to Denver to fundraise from the Cannabis Industry

http://tinyurl.com/pddvzxq

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (O7MnT)

38 Jeb Bush Kinda Supports Gun Control

Bush told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. "Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas," he said.


Sorry. 14th Amendment. Dick.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (ITu74)

39 OK...help me out here. Pam Gellar et al are deemed to be provoking the Islamist crazies when they draw Mohammed. Clearly they were asking for anything that happens to them, says the left. So...when the guy waving the ISIS-Dildo flag is found headless and on fire, will the left shrug and say, oh well, he had it coming to him?

Yeah...rhetorical.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (h4vJk)

40 Actually, a parody ISIS flag with sex toys is a funny,


*****

Yeah, hilarious.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha thud.



(That's just me laughing my head off)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (mvenn)

41 love comes to you and you follow....

Posted by: avi at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (4bND1)

42 Non-White Politicians Are Running For President And Liberals Can't Stand It

boom

great observation

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:04 AM (qCMvj)

43 28 Remember when conservatives felt the need to defend WalMart from the Left?

Yeah, fuck'em.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:00 AM (YFw5T)


agreed

Posted by: avi at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (4bND1)

44 34

Truer words were never spoken.

Posted by: Gaff at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (jPS2y)

45 Big oil is just doing what all of the big conglomerates are doing. They want to get the government to pass laws that hurt their competition and therefore helps them.


As for the carbon tax, if the UN passes it it will never get through congress here without causes a shooting war.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (GpgJl)

46 BTW, on my walk Saturday morning we were coming up with Perry/Rubio names. PeRio was the first one and then PerRubio. I'm not sure which one I like better.
Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (lIU4e)

Puby or Pubio?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (nqiq9)

47 Perry/Rubio names. PeRio was the first one and then PerRubio. I'm not sure which one I like better.

****


Ruberry

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (mvenn)

48 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:01 AM (qCMvj)

Yep. If John Roberts actually cared about the Constitution, OCare would have been overturned the first time it came up (because it is quite obviously Unconstitutional), meaning the case this time would never have even gotten to the court.

Same Sex Unions (it's not marriage) would still have gone the way it did- but however upsetting it is, that's hardly surprising.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (kff5f)

49 As for the carbon tax, if the UN passes it it will never get through congress here without causes a shooting war.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 09:05 AM (GpgJl)

It's very cute you still think things have to get thru Congress?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 29, 2015 09:06 AM (wq4B0)

50 >>o...when the guy waving the ISIS-Dildo flag is found headless and on
fire, will the left shrug and say, oh well, he had it coming to him?


They'll speculate a Tea party/cray-zee white, Southern Christinist did it. Duh.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:06 AM (NOIQH)

51 I thought the mercury pollution was fixed with the last set of EPA regs?

That was before they mandated we put it in all our table lamps.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:06 AM (rHXGG)

52 Gonna take more than chewing gum and a paper clip to fix this country. Some commie ass kicking is in order.

Posted by: MacGyver at June 29, 2015 09:07 AM (mTo/m)

53 They'll speculate a Tea party/cray-zee white, Southern Christinist did it. Duh.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:06 AM


And that will be the first attack ISIS doesn't claim responsibility for.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:07 AM (h4vJk)

54 That was before they mandated we put it in all our table lamps.

Blame the Congress on that one. 100%

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:07 AM (659DL)

55 I've been on vacation since Friday before last. I have spotty cell and Internet service where I am. I picked a good week to check out, but damn, the world sure changes fast.

Posted by: no good deed at June 29, 2015 09:08 AM (CQmuu)

56 Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:02 AM (nqiq9)

They've been doing that for years. That particular article was published June 5, so we can be pretty sure it wasn't because of the SCOTUS decision.

Despite all the prohibitions in both Old and New Testament against homosexual behavior, too many homosexuals think that "God is Love" means that Christians are supposed to ignore those prohibitions.

Interestingly (and I'll have to look this up) there's apparently a gay woman who is a friend of our pulpit minister at my church; she wrote a book called (I believe) "Likes Girls, Loves God" in which she details her struggles with homosexuality and faith and her decision to be celibate as a result. So it's obviously not all of them.

Which makes the douches like this clown so much worse.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:09 AM (kff5f)

57 We will get that ruling on the Hg today and I am sure that MI will lose even though the EPA's numbers are absolute BS despite what Payne says.


It is also a huge overreach of their charter. If we had an opposition Party the EPA would now have zero budget and that fugly scrunt running it would be in jail.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 09:09 AM (GpgJl)

58 >>Puby or Pubio?

Not bad, and a good reminder of how much Rubio is like Bush.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:09 AM (O7MnT)

59 Perhaps there is an upside to reaching peak crazy


http://tinyurl.com/pssrpm3


PANDEMONIUM at Chicago Gay Pride Parade! 'Black Lives Matter' disruption, 2 people SHOT, car hits people?!!



*pops popcorn for the coming societal decay

Morning horde

Posted by: The Barrel at June 29, 2015 09:09 AM (fWAjv)

60 >>"Gay-teacher-claims-discrimination-at-Christian-school"

Huh. Never saw that coming. Not at all.

(Said it Friday - you'd have to be a fool to think they don't already have a list of target for lawsuits just like this one. It will be so much more than about forcing churches to perform SSM marriages - they will attack ANY institution or business that has any church-based morality codes/values that it expects to be upheld by its employees or those that they service.)

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:10 AM (NOIQH)

61 Federalist #86, in which Publius describes calling out for someone and hearing nothing. And the Constitution's role in Harlequin Romance jacket language.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:11 AM (659DL)

62 John Kasich To Announce July 21


I guess I'll have to miss it. I'm taking a dump that day.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 09:11 AM (GpgJl)

63 a good reminder of how much Rubio is like Bush.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale


****

Badda-boom, badda-bing

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:11 AM (mvenn)

64 "I propose that SMOD marries the Yellowstone Caldera."

This actually happens in the new Neal Stephenson book.

G'morning everyone !
Plenty of fresh hell for all ! Get it while it's hot !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 29, 2015 09:11 AM (OCcU9)

65 Wait, Jeb just used the Ben Carson gun control argument?

Now I really hate him.

Posted by: Chupacabras at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (5npD/)

66 Finally got my Tauruus Tracker .44 working properly. All I had to do was:
1. Replace the hammer spring.
2. Make a .008" shim to keep the hammer from hitting frame.
3. Machine a new crane retaining screw plunger.
4. Build a fixture and mill .003" from rear of barrel.
5. Reshape and deburr the cylinder locking lug.
Nothing to it.

Posted by: maddogg at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (xWW96)

67 I am the first to admit that my knowledge of high finance is, shall we say, less than total but it was always my understanding that interest is merely a risk calculation.

If risk has been removed, say, just to pick something at random, by having the government back stop all risks, then the interest rate should be effectively zero as the risk is effectively zero.

The problems with this should be obvious.

I am more than a bit train wreck fascinated to see what's going to happen in Greece.

Posted by: alexthechick - Moi Generis at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (mf5HN)

68 Morning horde

Posted by: The Barrel at June 29, 2015 09:09 AM


The world is definitely upside down if The Barrel is jumping into the thread unprovoked.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (h4vJk)

69 Dammit. Off sock.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (fWAjv)

70 I guess I'll have to miss it. I'm taking a dump that day.


Posted by: Vic


***

Vic, you are quite possibly the only man in America who plans that 3+ weeks in advance. I am duly impressed.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (mvenn)

71 The world is definitely upside down if The Barrel is jumping into the thread unprovoked.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (h4vJk)

*looks down at the ground*

Sorry 'bout that.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM (fWAjv)

72 Bush told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. "Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas," he said.

As a Dedicated Tenther, I believe I am qualified to comment on this:

Jeb Bush is an idiot, and does not understand plain language. The Constitution reserves certain rights specifically for the People. It usually does so by saying "The Right of the People..." before defining whatever right.

One of those is the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

So, no, it's not up to the States. The Constitution already put paid to that idea.

Of course, we're ignoring the Constitution everywhere else, why not with guns, too?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM (kff5f)

73 Black radicals vs. gay radicals? That should be fun.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM (oVJmc)

74 *pops popcorn for the coming societal decay
Morning horde
Posted by: The Barrel



Scoot over. This is gonna be fun.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 09:14 AM (ITu74)

75 "I propose that SMOD marries the Yellowstone Caldera."

This actually happens in the new Neal Stephenson book.

G'morning everyone !
Plenty of fresh hell for all ! Get it while it's hot !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 29, 2015 09:11 AM (OCcU9)



WAIT WHAT!

Why did none of you tell me this until now?

So. Fired. So so so fired, all y'all.

Posted by: alexthechick - Moi Generis at June 29, 2015 09:14 AM (mf5HN)

76 "Of course, we're ignoring the Constitution everywhere else, why not with guns, too?"

All in due course...

Posted by: John Roberts, Ruler of the World at June 29, 2015 09:14 AM (YFw5T)

77 404 Error on the 'Urban Agenda for the Right' link

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:14 AM (fWAjv)

78 *looks down at the ground*

Sorry 'bout that.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM


No worries. It's Monday morning. Here...have some more coffee. And Val-u-Rite. *pours*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:15 AM (h4vJk)

79 "teeming urban areas"

Who else hears a dog whistle?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:15 AM (659DL)

80
Bush told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted
out at the state level. "Rural areas are very different than big,
teeming urban areas," he said.



Sorry. 14th Amendment. Dick.
Posted by: rickb223




You dear sweet innocent boy.

Posted by: The Supreme Court #LoveWins

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:16 AM (kdS6q)

81 Jeb Bush Kinda Supports Gun Control Bush told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. "Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas," he said

Mikey Castle syndrome.
The smartest Man on the Planet runs his mouth and the primary season hasn't even started yet, much less the general election. What nomination is he trying to obtain?

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 29, 2015 09:16 AM (Spluw)

82 That the chief justice went one way on health care and another on marriage tells us nothing at all about the law or the Constitution: It tells us about John Roberts.

And that is the problem.
____________________________

Roberts also went in opposite directions on the two 0-Care cases.

In Sebelius, the case in which he said 0-Care was valid as a tax, John Roberts lectured Americans that it is NOT the duty of the Supreme Court to save American voters from the consequences of bad laws enacted by their duly-elected representatives; that's what the ballot box is for.

Then last week, in Burwell, John Roberts informed Americans that it IS the duty of the Supreme Court to save American voters from the consequences of poorly-written laws enacted by their duly-elected representatives.

Apparently when it comes to bad laws, Americans have the remedy of voting legislators out of office in retaliation, but when it comes to badly-written laws, somehow we don't have that same option.

John Roberts is nothing but a shameless political hack. There is no consistency or clarity in his reasoning; he simply decides on the outcome he wants, and then works backwards to try and justify it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2015 09:16 AM (kGrdk)

83 Scoot over. This is gonna be fun.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 09:14 AM (ITu74)

#blackoutpride

Yes, yes it is.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (fWAjv)

84 John Kasich!? WTF? Hahahaha...you make me laugh! John Kasich!? Really? Hahahaha....talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel. John Kasich? I did not know you could pile feces that high. Hahahahaha...

Posted by: The Donald at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (D0NZx)

85 >>And that will be the first attack ISIS doesn't claim responsibility for.

Did you see that ISIS were tweeting pics of gays being thrown off building w/the hashtag #LoveWins?!?!

These people are blood-thirsty monsters and all we hear about on the news is how dead confederate soldiers and live Christian bakers are the worst eeevil evah?

Insanity rules. Its just....mind-boggling.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (NOIQH)

86 it was always my understanding that interest is merely a risk calculation.

Not so. Risk calculation factors into specific interest rates (whether or not you are charged 7% or 11% on that personal loan from the bank, for instance), but it is *also* a representation of the time-value of money.

The $1000 I loan you today will be worth less in 2 years, so I charge you interest so that I get my value, and not just my money, back. The higher risk you represent, the more interest I charge you so that it makes it more likely I'll get at least some of my money back.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (kff5f)

87 http://pointsandfigures.com/2015/06/29/greece-and-traditional-hierarchy/ Greece and Traditional Hierarchy

Posted by: Jeffrey Carter (@pointsnfigures) at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (LnE5F)

88 "teeming urban areas" Who else hears a dog whistle?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

This too. The saddest part of all? He thinks that's he's being clever. The MFM will crucify him with this when convenient.

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (Spluw)

89 Daily Mail:
WikiLeaks Accuses Hillary Clinton of Stealing Innovative Twitter Logo Design For Her Campaign

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mw73cgz

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2015 09:18 AM (3pRHP)

90 Ya know, I'd mentioned it yesterday but the whole thing got sidetracked

Wife's family is selling their family's prop'ty in TX, which lies north of Waco, just south of West, TX [please note the comma - its a town, not the western region of the state]

I don't have complete details, but have been there once. Good deal of acreage, side by side house on a slab. They had a factory facing the highway [he made glass products] but I think that may have been torn down during a highway exansion. I had heard they put in a pole barn but I don't know either way. In any case, the initial appraisal was 500K before the highway expansion, and it's likely the price is down.

So if anybody is actually serious about a move down that way .... something to consider along with whatever else you're looking at.

Posted by: Bigby's Gang Signs at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (3ZtZW)

91 I guess sometimes maybe getting Willowed isn't a bad thing; some comments may be better left unread.

Think I'll go track down Vic's links on the ONT.

Posted by: mindful webworker - wallowing in willowing at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (Fjr+q)

92 I know a lot of people like Taurus handguns, but for me they'll never be anything more than a company that makes inferior rip-offs of other company's quality products.

So: Toshiba guts, same thing, Toshiba guts.

Posted by: Chupacabras at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (5npD/)

93 Can the horde put to me some nawledge?


WTF is 'Yaaaaas?'


http://tinyurl.com/phldv8b

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (fWAjv)

94
So. Fired. So so so fired, all y'all.

M'lady, I trust that as an Imperial appointee, sanctioned by Ulf in Paraguay, and the pressing need for my services unabated, I may retain my humble sinecure?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Lord Guardian, Protector, and Moisturizer to The Rack at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (JtwS4)

95
"teeming urban areas"

Who else hears a dog whistle?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:15 AM (659DL)








Funny thing, JugEars himself made this argument in public a few years back.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (vXKGT)

96 "teeming urban areas"


I thought the proper adjective would have been "steaming urban areas ". As in "a big steaming pile....". But I'm just some rube from out in the sticks. What would I know?

Posted by: fairweatherbill all likkerd up at June 29, 2015 09:20 AM (1eYr7)

97 Of course, we're ignoring the Constitution everywhere else, why not with guns, too?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM (kff5f)

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:20 AM (nqiq9)

98 72 Of course, we're ignoring the Constitution everywhere else, why not with guns, too?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:13 AM (kff5f)


They have been ignoring the 2nd amendment since they outlawed machine guns during the Chicago Gang wars.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 09:20 AM (GpgJl)

99 If anyone wants to read the story here's the repost of the Walmart link, from yesterday...

http://bit.ly/1KnWkRO

Posted by: MTF at June 29, 2015 09:21 AM (DkJ4E)

100 They have been ignoring the 2nd amendment since they outlawed machine guns during the Chicago Gang wars.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 29, 2015 09:20 AM (GpgJl)


Well, that's true.

Also, I would like a BAR.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:21 AM (kff5f)

101 Posted by: alexthechick - Moi Generis at June 29, 2015 09:12 AM (mf5HN)

The ratings agencies routinely rated sovereign debt as without risk......

I wonder if that could be a problem?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 29, 2015 09:21 AM (Zu3d9)

102 Texas is fighting. I hope they go all the way with this.

Refuse follow any injunction of a federal court as well.

They need to cite King and Ogenbuttfell for what the stand for: "No one has to follow any law or the Constitution if they feel like they don't have to--you are free to make up whatever "intent" you feel is right and you are free make up whatever "rights" you feel are good."

At some point, some state is going to have to say "no."

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 09:21 AM (ZvKdv)

103 teeming urban areas" Who else hears a dog whistle? Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) This too. The saddest part of all? He thinks that's he's being clever. The MFM will crucify him with this when convenient.

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

If they let Carson off for the *same sentiment* that'll be interesting.

Posted by: Bigby's Gang Signs at June 29, 2015 09:22 AM (3ZtZW)

104
Glenn Beck is on fire. Giving right back to those queer peckerheads.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:22 AM (/6AND)

105 Most of those running have no chance in hell. So why are they running? For cash on the side? Narcissism? It's a good reason to never vote for clowns who do this.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 09:22 AM (iQIUe)

106 That Kevin Williamson piece is raw anger combined with a helluva articulation.

Mark Steyn was awesome too, last night in the ONT, as was McCarthy.

Posted by: MTF at June 29, 2015 09:23 AM (DkJ4E)

107
Glenn Beck: We live in a post truth era.

Me: We live in a post-reality error.

#waronreality

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:23 AM (/6AND)

108 Most of those running have no chance in hell.


*****


Tweaked that a little for you.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:24 AM (mvenn)

109 "teeming urban areas"

Who else hears a dog whistle?
____________________________

"Teeming urban areas" is whitey-code for "inner-city ghettos where blacks gun each other down on a regular basis"

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2015 09:24 AM (kGrdk)

110 Quote from Eric Frank Russell:

They say that one learns from experience; if that were true the human race would now be devoid of folly.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 29, 2015 09:24 AM (3pRHP)

111
Un essay du photique from this weekend's Pride Parade up in Frisco:

http://tinyurl.com/ooe3zxb

Did you know they're naturally conservative voters? Just need a little GOP outreach.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:24 AM (kdS6q)

112 Texas is fighting. I hope they go all the way with this.

Sort of. They're saying that County Clerks and employees don't have to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals if they have religious reasons for doing so, and are promising free legal counsel against the inevitable lawsuits.

However, to my knowledge, no one is choosing not to issue the licenses.

I would feel much better if the Governor, Lt. Governor, and AG would all come out and say, "The Constitution of the State of Texas affirms that the natural definition of marriage is that between one man and one woman. No marriage license shall be issued to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court has made its decision, not let them enforce it."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (kff5f)

113
Thank Christ for Texas.



Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (/6AND)

114 Puerto Rico Gov say island can't pay debt.

This is kind of funny actually, when you think about it.

This country can't pay its debt. Not really.

Not without Obamacare it can't.

The things that allowed this country to expand its debt and obligations to the point that it has, were the entitlement programs.

Social Security, Medicare and the Highway funds are all spent at least twice - once in the general fund and once when the IOU's come due. The debt associated with this type of magical government accounting scam became so great that it the deception could no longer be sustained.

But with Obamacare, one sixth of the economy now "managed" by the government, well...

They'll be able to pull this off for a few years, but the debt and the obligations are now so big that the end of this will come astonishingly quick, imo. One sixth of the economy will become one third with respect to actual spending.

A few years at most.

Posted by: Semper In Sterco at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (BZAd3)

115 You've seen the women's US soccer team? Nike has removed red, white, and blue just in time for July 4th.
Posted by: t-bird at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (FcR7P)


and *bs*Nike*bs* responded with bs back in April

Nike defends USA home jersey against backlash of complaints

http://bit.ly/1Ez8tBt

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (qCMvj)

116 >>"teeming urban areas"

Smacks of the progressive conceit that the 2nd Amendment is about duck hunting.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (O7MnT)

117 "Texas is fighting. I hope they go all the way with this."

I wish them well. My supposedly conservative state has pretty much caved, as usual. Our cocklick Republican governor is much of the problem.

We do have a couple of counties that have suspended the issuance of marriage licenses, though. Alabama state law says that county probate judges "may issue" marriage licenses.

That can be interpreted to mean they aren't required to issue marriage licenses.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:26 AM (YFw5T)

118 Chez S has had out-of-town visitors for over a week. Finally, introvert-recovery phase commences!
Glazed or Boston Creme, our Empress?

Posted by: LadyS at June 29, 2015 09:27 AM (xYNhJ)

119 The rule of law is dead.

No one who swore an oath to the Constitution should convict any fellow citizen of any federal crime--you swore no loyalty to those in office. And the federal law now exists only to serve those in office--to bring you to heal to the whims of men-- not anything more.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 09:27 AM (ZvKdv)

120 M'lady, I trust that as an Imperial appointee, sanctioned by Ulf in Paraguay, and the pressing need for my services unabated, I may retain my humble sinecure?
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Lord Guardian, Protector, and Moisturizer to The Rack at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (JtwS4)



*taps chin*

I'll allow it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Moi Generis at June 29, 2015 09:27 AM (mf5HN)

121
I woke up in a funk this morning. For several reasons. My funk is now almost gone and Im in a fighting mood.

The chips ahoy donut and chips ahoy ice coffee helped.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:28 AM (/6AND)

122 That can be interpreted to mean they aren't required to issue marriage licenses.

My understanding of legal language (IANAL) is such that I believe that's not "interpreted" but the actual meaning of the word.

My understanding is:
"May" = "can if they want to"
"Should" = "highly recommended, but not strictly required"
"Shall" = "must"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:28 AM (kff5f)

123 >>Nike defends USA home jersey against backlash of complaints

Why not rainbows; they're f--king everywhere you look lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ijDnlkDRo

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:28 AM (O7MnT)

124 Loved this quote from Vaclav Havel in the ONT:

"If the main pillar of the system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living the truth. This is why it (truth) must be suppressed more severely than anything else."

We don't have ANY "leaders" capable of thoughts like this. WASTF.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:28 AM (nqiq9)

125 I just want to point out that the governor of Puerto Rico is a Democrat. The article didn't mention that little factoid.

It must also be mentioned the Republicans suck there too. Everyone spends big, even though the US Navy has cut way back on payments to the island.

Posted by: MTF at June 29, 2015 09:29 AM (DkJ4E)

126 Bring it already.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBWbpFz3wac

Posted by: Crashpanic at June 29, 2015 09:29 AM (UXbPz)

127 Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd I'm out. Bye.

Posted by: alexthechick - Moi Generis at June 29, 2015 09:29 AM (mf5HN)

128 They need to cite King and Ogenbuttfell for what the stand for: "No one has to follow any law or the Constitution if they feel like they don't have to--you are free to make up whatever "intent" you feel is right and you are free make up whatever "rights" you feel are good."
______________________________

You make a good point. If the SCOTUS can divine the "true intent" of hundreds of congresspeople, ignoring the actual words of what those congresspeople voted into law, then surely the government of Texas can divine the "true intent" of nine Supreme Court justices -- regardless of what they wrote in their opinions.

The Court itself has told us now that words in a law do not mean what they say -- so why should that not also be true of the words contained in a Supreme Court majority opinion?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2015 09:29 AM (kGrdk)

129 AtC forgot her donut. Anyone want it?

Posted by: LadyS at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (xYNhJ)

130
3 more big decsions coming from obama's Court, btw

I already know well lose all 3.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (/6AND)

131 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:28 AM (kff5f)

Yeah, poor wording on my part.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (YFw5T)

132 "May" = "can if they want to"

"Should" = "highly recommended, but not strictly required"

"Shall" = "must"


If the county clerks were software engineers, they still wouldn't get it right. *lol*


Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (rHXGG)

133 Mikey Castle syndrome.
The smartest Man on the Planet runs his mouth and the primary season hasn't even started yet, much less the general election. What nomination is he trying to obtain?

---

The nomination of the most important primary - the big money donors' puppet.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (cbfNE)

134 I haven't looked this morning - is Althouse still trying to make Instapundit all gay sex all the time?

Posted by: Norm at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (APCKW)

135
Meanwhile, US Military making sounds about "evolving" on CGFs in military settings: memorials, unit flair, tattoos and such:

http://tinyurl.com/opu29fl

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:31 AM (kdS6q)

136 AtC forgot her donut. Anyone want it?

Here!

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:32 AM (rHXGG)

137 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:30 AM (rHXGG)

That comment was intended deliberately to wound.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:32 AM (kff5f)

138 Sorry. 14th Amendment. Dick.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 09:03 AM (ITu74)

Sorry. the law says whatever we say it says.

Posted by: The Supreme Legislative Court at June 29, 2015 09:32 AM (XmOA9)

139 We don't have ANY "leaders" capable of thoughts like this. WASTF.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:28 AM


FIFY

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:32 AM (h4vJk)

140 The quotes of the day from the ONT last night...

Before reading those, I had been thinking about a comment that echoed pretty much those same sentiments - about the generalized atmosphere of pretense that we find ourselves living in.

Sometimes I am pretty convinced that my perception of things is flawed. But when several (many?) people evince the same perception; if people are all seeing the same thing, I think it likely that what we are all seeing is probably what is really going on.

This - the atmosphere of pretense - there is no way in hell that this is a good thing.

Posted by: Semper In Sterco at June 29, 2015 09:33 AM (BZAd3)

141 I haven't looked this morning - is Althouse still trying to make Instapundit all gay sex all the time?
_______________________

She is annoying. I don't know why Glenn is letting her guest-blog on his site. If I wanted to read her tripe, I'd go to her site.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 29, 2015 09:33 AM (kGrdk)

142 Thank Christ for Texas.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (/6AND)

The last, best hope for sanity in Western civilization.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:33 AM (HalrA)

143 140 there is power in speaking the truth. Don't go along with the lies.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:34 AM (cbfNE)

144 141 Ed Driscoll and others are filling in too.I skipped of her troll posts(and there were a lot of them Friday).I noticed the very high comment count on them though.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 09:34 AM (sPO3u)

145
I cant believe that they had BET awards in LA yesterday and no one was shot! They usually have these stupid dinners at supper clubs I've never heard of before and out come the guns. POW!

It seems that few can sing, write or play instruments and it is all swearing and flashing your pooter.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 09:35 AM (iQIUe)

146 Chris Squire Dead At 67


Still can't get over it. I just want to punch cancer right in the throat.

Played the mega-epic Yesshows version of "Ritual" last night. That is some of the sickest bass playing ever laid down on vinyl.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 29, 2015 09:35 AM (7ObY1)

147 Posted by: Chupacabras at June 29, 2015 09:19 AM (5npD/)

Love my PT145. Goes bang first time every time. It's my CCW weapon. No experience with the revolvers though.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 09:35 AM (kQBSd)

148

U.S. Army Goes Solar

http://tinyurl.com/ofrlnvh

"Then we will fight in the shade. Oops! Maybe not."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:35 AM (kdS6q)

149 All the Yes music is nice to hear.

Posted by: molly@agathe.gr at June 29, 2015 09:35 AM (ew6hg)

150 there is power in speaking the truth. Don't go along with the lies.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:34 AM (cbfNE)


*****


^^^
Yup.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:36 AM (mvenn)

151 However, to my knowledge, no one is choosing not to issue the licenses.



About an 8 county area around Dallas and Tarrant counties. With those two counties issuing.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 09:36 AM (ITu74)

152
Remember the CBS series Jericho?

It was Texas who was the eventual hero.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:36 AM (/6AND)

153 This - the atmosphere of pretense - there is no way in hell that this is a good thing.
Posted by: Semper In Sterco at June 29, 2015 09:33 AM (BZAd3)

It's the old Soviet way again. The leaders decree utter bullshit, people follow the bullshit and pretend it's real and important. People ignore the real and important because they've been manipulated to do so by social cues.

It's the old "everyone's doing it" thing, and it turns out that a very large number of people would indeed jump off a cliff if told to.

Those of us who aren't on the same wavelength look at it sideways and go "whaaaaat? People believe this bullshit?"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:36 AM (HalrA)

154 However, to my knowledge, no one is choosing not to issue the licenses.
==========
Not issuing in Lubbock County.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 09:36 AM (ZvKdv)

155
However, to my knowledge, no one is choosing not to issue the licenses.


Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:25 AM (kff5f)






Here in Ellis Co, a gay couple were denied a license immediately after the SCOTUS ruling. The clerk cited a lack of State guidance in how to implement the ruling. I believe Denton Co had at least one license denial as well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (vXKGT)

156 BTW, on my walk Saturday morning we were coming up with Perry/Rubio names. PeRio was the first one and then PerRubio. I'm not sure which one I like better.

Go with PerRubio. PerRubians sounds better.

Posted by: Gem at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (jS2zB)

157 136. Here, and a stout to go with it. (You beer lovers probably have a chart as to which ones go with donuts.)

Posted by: LadyS at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (xYNhJ)

158 Love my PT145. Goes bang first time every time. It's my CCW weapon. No experience with the revolvers though.



IIRC, Taurus IS licensed by Smith and Wesson in South America, so no rip-off.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (ITu74)

159 Insanity rules. Its just....mind-boggling.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:17 AM (NOIQH)

Insanity, not love, is winning here.

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (lIU4e)

160 Is AtC mad at us?Should I be on the lookout for strange boxes with air holes being delivered?

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (sPO3u)

161 Fear will keep the outer states in line.

Posted by: Grand Moff Kennedy at June 29, 2015 09:38 AM (evdj2)

162 This "not issuing" thing has real potential. I expect that probate judges in my state will come under increasing pressure to suspend issuance of marriage licenses altogether.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:38 AM (YFw5T)

163 So, the Rainbow Mob was celebrating all weekend, eh? They couldn't get mommy and daddy's approval, but getting SCOTUS approval was a reasonable enough facsimile.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:38 AM (mvenn)

164 Our solar powered,tatted and pierced,long haired,gay,Transgender army will be fabulous.They wont be very good at fighting though.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 09:39 AM (sPO3u)

165 >>U.S. Army Goes Solar

Huh. Maybe because we've given up fighting an enemy who wants to take us all back to the 7th century they want to prepare for operation in that environment?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:39 AM (NOIQH)

166 That comment was intended deliberately to wound.

We've just started a new verification cycle at work. Guys will spend seventeen times as much time arguing that "shall X" is covered by "does Y" and then force systems to write mitigations for "deviation from requirement" than it would take to just put X in the code. It's crazy.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:39 AM (rHXGG)

167 >>Our solar powered,tatted and pierced,long haired,gay,Transgender army
will be fabulous.They wont be very good at fighting though.

Well, they certainly have some interesting ideas on who the real enemy is....

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:40 AM (NOIQH)

168 What this country needs is a good $200 9MM pistol. The Taurus Millenium G2.

Seriously, I know Taurus has had quality issues, but they seem to have improved.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:40 AM (YFw5T)

169 They couldn't get mommy and daddy's approval, but getting SCOTUS approval was a reasonable enough facsimile.

And yet, it wasn't enough.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:40 AM (rHXGG)

170
Last week was the worst I can remember since 9/11.
Our country made a break from Reality.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (/6AND)

171 >>Glenn Beck is on fire. Giving right back to those queer peckerheads.

Listening.

He is making the case that the MFM/Democrats/Gay Left have made this into a contest of power. Such a contest inevitably results in winners and losers.

The winners are behaving like dicks; that's a big part of the problem.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (O7MnT)

172 Teeming urban areas -- bet he read that in his Planned Parenthood stock dividend report.

Posted by: Jean at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (ztOda)

173 Is AtC mad at us?Should I be on the lookout for strange boxes with air holes being delivered?

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (sPO3u)


She generally gets personally and viscerally attacked on threads dealing with gay anything, so she avoids them.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (fwARV)

174 Tis a strange love that isn't real until the State approves it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (evdj2)

175
Morning read:

The Story of the Forgotten Navigation System from the 80s

Thirty years ago, a company called Etak released the first commercially available computerized navigation system for automobiles.

To appreciate just how amazing the concept of car navigation was in 1985, you need to recall that the Global Positioning System didn't come fully online until a decade later, in 1995. Etak beat modern GPS systems to market by a decade and a half. It was so early that its inventors had to digitize their own maps and figure out how to get them into an automobile in an era before solid-state mass storage, optical discs, or wireless Internet was available to do the job. (The solution: special tape cassettes.)

http://tinyurl.com/qebs78w

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (kdS6q)

176 160 Is AtC mad at us?Should I be on the lookout for strange boxes with air holes being delivered?

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (sPO3u)

No flamethrower YET. I live on the knifes edge, but ymmv.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (kQBSd)

177 This Is CNN

CNN are such dumb@$$es.

Seems the dildo is the new symbol rising, not the rainbow anymore.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (qCMvj)

178 The clerk cited a lack of State guidance in how to implement the ruling.

Some counties' software hasn't been updated from "Bride and Groom" to "Applicant A and Applicant B" yet.

That's so romantic, a little Applicant A and Applicant B on the cake.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (rHXGG)

179 140 there is power in speaking the truth. Don't go along with the lies.
Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:34 AM (cbfNE)

I know. But close to half of the people are. And worse, for them, it isn't near enough yet. Fundamental change is not enough.

What is incredible to me is that while all of this socialist putsch is going on, the hallmarks of the insanity of socialism, Puerto Rico and Greece, are melting down, yet this is the aspiration.

This is not Sparta. This is insanity.

Posted by: Semper In Sterco at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (BZAd3)

180 If Texas is going to be a bastion (or savior) of any type against this tidal wave of idiocy, they'd better get busy building their seawall. (And we sympathizers need to get down there and help.) Otherwise, they're just going to be another victim of the irresistible tsunami of ignorance sweeping over the world and our nation.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (nqiq9)

181 >>Insanity, not love, is winning here.

Paving the way for the beheaders to win.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (NOIQH)

182
All they want is civil unions.

All they want is to adopt.

All they want is a marriage license.

All they want is a wedding cake.

All they want is a...??

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (/6AND)

183 Kevin Williamson article on Ayatollah Roberts is good.

He's on point when not bashing Trump.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:43 AM (cbfNE)

184 173 I hope she know's that we love her and anything said about those others is generally venting.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 09:43 AM (sPO3u)

185 Seriously, I know Taurus has had quality issues, but they seem to have improved.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:40 AM (YFw5T)

I had a model 66 revolver. It was a perfectly decent .357 revolver. It was a great shame when it went to the bottom with the SS Horde, when she sank under the weight of all of our guns and conveniently left us in perfect compliance with all regulations current and not-yet dreamed of.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:43 AM (HalrA)

186 #33

And this is where heads, literally, need to start coming off. Right here, with this guy.

Posted by: GMan at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (sxq57)

187 He's on point when not bashing Trump.

Willing to give a mulligan.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (659DL)

188 Bush told reporters gun control was an issue that should be sorted out at the state level. "Rural areas are very different than big, teeming urban areas," he said.

It will give his brother's TSA and Homeland a valid reason to stop everyone on the highway in and out of the cities. "Just checking for weapons Sir. You are only being cuffed for your protection. Do you know this flag in the trunk is illegal?"

Posted by: Daybrother at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (T8we3)

189 Teeming urban areas.

***


I never hear the word 'teeming' used in a positive sense. It's always "teeming with bacteria" or "teeming with violence".

How about "teeming with puppies" ?? That might be nice.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (mvenn)

190
Yeah I had no idea that *I* was keeping people from loving each other.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (/6AND)

191 Ben's morning thread, in its entirety: "If you like this blog so much why don't you marry it?"

Mr. 401-k article starts: "I like today's vignette so much, I may marry it."

Coincidence? Or sinister plot? Film at 11.

Posted by: mindful webworker - You be Gay, I'll be Marry? at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (Fjr+q)

192 All they want is...??? (FIFY, removed the a)
Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (/6AND)

Everything.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:44 AM (HalrA)

193 ...well that is unless you're the one responsible for cleaning up after the puppies.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:45 AM (mvenn)

194 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:41 AM (kdS6q)

The first generation Tomahawk cruise missiles used the same kind of digital map technology.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:45 AM (659DL)

195
All they want is to be boy scout leaders.

All they want is to donate blood without questions or aids tests.

...

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:46 AM (/6AND)

196 The so-called central bank of central banks launched a scatching critique of global monetary policy in its annual report. The BIS claimed that central banks have backed themselves into a corner after repeatedly cutting interest rates to shore up their economies.

ONE WORLD aka International aka Collective aka Centralized, will never work.

Competition is key.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:46 AM (qCMvj)

197 Is this something? I've lost all ability to tell when a thing is something.
http://is.gd/8iooIV

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:46 AM (rHXGG)

198 Paving the way for the beheaders to win.
Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:42 AM (NOIQH)

I'm reminded in that line in Yeats' second coming "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." That's always how civilizations fall.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:47 AM (HalrA)

199
All they want is to swerve in the military.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:47 AM (/6AND)

200 About an 8 county area around Dallas and Tarrant counties. With those two counties issuing.

Yeah, several did that on Friday. Denton Co., at least, has come out and said they'll start doing it today, but that they didn't on Friday because they didn't have guidance from the State, yet.

Like I said, I'd rather this come down from the State, rather than be left up to County Clerks. Leaving it up to County Clerks means we'll have a hodge-podge, and that could just make it worse.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:47 AM (kff5f)

201 Wow that picture of the Democratic Party candidates looks like a loaf of white bread.

Maybe they should throw in a fake Native American for some pizzazz.?

Posted by: Marcus T at June 29, 2015 09:48 AM (GGCsk)

202 Gavrilo Princip, assassin who sparked WWI, gets statue in Belgrade.


So THIS is totally cool, but Forts Hood, Bragg, AP Hill et al - that's a bridge too far.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 09:48 AM (fwARV)

203 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:46 AM (qCMvj)

And therein is hope. They can take the world, but they can't hold it. Their most successful experiments have never lasted for more than a span of 80 years. Keep the torch of liberty alight, keep the truth alive, and the darkness will pass. There will be morning again somewhere... then everywhere.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:48 AM (HalrA)

204 I never hear the word 'teeming' used in a positive sense. It's always "teeming with bacteria" or "teeming with violence".

Teeming with fish.

There's a positive which is actually used from time to time.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (kff5f)

205 >>All they want is a...??

All they want is an "in yer face" to Christians.

This ain't about love. It's not even about "equality." Civil Unions provide the same rights and benefits as marriage, but they didn't want it because it denied them the satisfaction of beating up Christians.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (O7MnT)

206 Is this something? I've lost all ability to tell when a thing is something.
http://is.gd/8iooIV
Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:46 AM


It doesn't have to make sense. Because Balkans.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (h4vJk)

207 I see a lot of comments from indignant gays saying that "force churches to marry us? Never!" So I'm scratching my head at the sheer willful blindness.
Some of them I think are truly in denial about their own side. They should be challenged to keep their activists in line.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (cbfNE)

208 Teeming with fish.

There's a positive which is actually used from time to time.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (kff5f)

Time for noodling!

Posted by: Draki at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (0eidE)

209
Gavrilo Princip, assassin who sparked WWI, gets statue in Belgrade.




Serbs gonna Serb.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:50 AM (kdS6q)

210 >>Love my PT145. Goes bang first time every time. It's my CCW weapon. No experience with the revolvers though.
Posted by: wrg500 at June 29, 2015 09:35 AM (kQBSd)

My dad gave me a revolver but I don't like it. He is going to get me a 9m auto instead. Or semi auto, I guess?

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 09:50 AM (lIU4e)

211 All they want is to be boy scout leaders.

Don't get me started on that. When that comes (probably before summer is out), there will be PLR. Oh, yes, there will be.

I'm not even sure I'll be able to one off that blog I don't have.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:50 AM (kff5f)

212 ohh

Hector will be tickled

Posted by: ThunderB at June 29, 2015 09:51 AM (zOTsN)

213 Teeming with fish.

***


The man makes a valid point.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:51 AM (mvenn)

214 This ain't about love. It's not even about "equality." Civil Unions provide the same rights and benefits as marriage, but they didn't want it because it denied them the satisfaction of beating up Christians.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (O7MnT)

Christians don't fight back. Fighting someone that won't or can't fight isn't any sort of courage, it's being a bully at best, and a tyrant at worst.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:51 AM (HalrA)

215 Also, now I want fish and chips.

Beer-battered cod for preference.
With malt vinegar.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:51 AM (kff5f)

216 Don't get me started on that. When that comes (probably before summer is out), there will be PLR. Oh, yes, there will be.
I'm not even sure I'll be able to one off that blog I don't have.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:50 AM (kff5f)

PLR?

Posted by: Draki at June 29, 2015 09:52 AM (0eidE)

217 The Internet is teeming with selfies.




Guess we don't need as much help with our selfies teem as we thought.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:52 AM (mvenn)

218 184 173 I hope she know's that we love her and anything said about those others is generally venting.

--
Hear hear!

All praise the Empress!

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:52 AM (cbfNE)

219 Google autocomplete also suggests "teeming with nutrients" and "teeming with excitement." "Teeming with microbes" could be good OR bad.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at June 29, 2015 09:52 AM (rHXGG)

220 So my college town hometown had their "Independence" parade this past saturday... Traditionally, they include the local civil war reenactment groups. This year, the southern re-enactors were told not to show up if they had their flag. *sigh*

Posted by: Phil at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (39FGM)

221 Nullification NOW, folks. The only thing that has a hope of saving the Republic is for the states to step up to the plate and start nullifying federal actions that are contrary to the plain wording of the Constitution.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/unspinthespin/

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (YYJjz)

222 I see a lot of comments from indignant gays saying that "force churches to marry us? Never!" So I'm scratching my head at the sheer willful blindness.

They'll come around once the paid activists convince them that they *have to* force churches to marry them, or else, second class citizenship or whatever.

We're talking progressive leftists here. What they said last week has no bearing on what they'll say next week.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (O7MnT)

223 PLR?

Posted by: Draki at June 29, 2015 09:52 AM


Profanity Laden Rant.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (h4vJk)

224 >>Go with PerRubio. PerRubians sounds better.
Posted by: Gem at June 29, 2015 09:37 AM (jS2zB)

I think so too. Because it sounds like Peruvians!

We were talking loudly about politics that morning, which is kind of fun sometimes because there are a ton of other people walking or riding by on their bikes (way too fast for a mixed use trail!) and sometimes you get looks

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (lIU4e)

225 Remember the CBS series Jericho?

It was Texas who was the eventual hero.

Posted by: Soothsayer at June 29, 2015 09:36 AM (/6AND)

May rewatch that.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (fWAjv)

226
Hector will be tickled
Posted by: ThunderB




The greatest man in Serbian history.

Shot an unarmed woman.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (kdS6q)

227 Christians don't fight back. Fighting someone that won't or can't fight isn't any sort of courage, it's being a bully at best, and a tyrant at worst.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:51 AM (HalrA)


I think you'll find the time is coming when Christians will, indeed, fight back. So far we haven't because nothing has forced us to, but if you start seeing homosexuals attempting to force churches to "marry" them, you'll start seeing some push back.

My congregation has already affirmed that it will give up its tax-exempt status rather than submit.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (kff5f)

228 >>All they want is...???

They'll let you know when they sue you.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:54 AM (NOIQH)

229
I see a lot of comments from indignant gays saying that "force churches to marry us? Never!" So I'm scratching my head at the sheer willful blindness.
Some of them I think are truly in denial about their own side. They should be challenged to keep their activists in line.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 09:49 AM (cbfNE)







Fucking liars. All of them.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 09:54 AM (vXKGT)

230 Kevin Williamson has a Ray Stevens song reference in that piece. Most unexpected.

Posted by: Sporkatus at June 29, 2015 09:54 AM (HtLSE)

231 My dad gave me a revolver but I don't like it. He is going to get me a 9m auto instead. Or semi auto, I guess?
Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will


Auto, semi-auto, it really is all the same--Just ask the NYT.
Ask him for an MP5. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Daybrother at June 29, 2015 09:54 AM (T8we3)

232 PLR?
Posted by: Draki at June 29, 2015 09:52 AM

Profanity Laden Rant.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (h4vJk)


I normally say "Profanity Laced Rant," but yes.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM (kff5f)

233 The greatest man in Serbian history....

...probably designed a bridge that got blowed up real good.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM (659DL)

234 "Christians don't fight back."

This could change. I hope it does.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM (YFw5T)

235 Archduke Ferdinand was a filthy socon!!!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM (oVJmc)

236 Yeah Lea, a 9mm semi-auto is probably a safe bet for a lady that doesn't have any significant wrist issues.

Posted by: Chupacabras at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM (l2max)

237 Fucking liars. All of them.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 09:54 AM (vXKGT)

If they didn't lie, people would stop them outright. So they hide their true agenda, and fight for one piece at a time. Once they get that piece, it's on to the next piece.

They won't be satisfied until they have it all.

It's time to stop giving them anything.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM (HalrA)

238 "teeming with nutrients" and "teeming with excitement."


****

Never heard either of those in usage.


It's "chock full of nutrients" and "overbrimming with excitement"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 09:56 AM (mvenn)

239 Part of me is heartened by the gay marriage ruling.

It sharply draws the line betwixt church and state and allows the churches to simply get out of the legal side of the marriage business.

Want to enter a contract down at the courthouse? Go for it.

Want your union blessed by God? We get to decide whether or not you qualify for our version.

Period. The end.

When the assault on that part comes - and it's coming as certainly as the sun will rise in the East - the churches (those which don't sign marriage licenses anymore) will be able to simply tell the government, in the most saintly terms possible, using only the language of Jesus, to Fuck the Fuck Off and Get the Fuck Out of God's House.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (fwARV)

240 I wish I could remember where I first saw it, but the description of Chris Christie as a donut-scented manwhore has stuck with me.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (O7MnT)

241 San Francisco, in particular, stands out for its astronomical cost of living. Real housing prices increased by 385% from 1970 to 2010, while real wages rose only 38% during that same period. The city's median rent for a one-bedroom apartment was scraping $3,400 per month as of late 2014; median home prices now reach $1 million. Despite these shocking numbers, it's not hard to see why prices are so high. Housing stock grew by just 8.8% in San Francisco and barely 4% in nearby San Mateo County between 2000 and 2010. During this same time period -- the decade that included the Great Recession's housing collapse -- the national housing stock rose 13.6%.

The problem in San Francisco is regulation.


Last time I was in San Fran, I had to walk over the pile of homeless people in the street. Not sure if that's changed, or did they shepherd them to other areas to not be seen.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (qCMvj)

242 >>....but if you start seeing homosexuals attempting to force churches to "marry" them, you'll start seeing some push back.

That will be the last front, though. First they're going to hit easier targets - suing every Christian-based charity, school, etc. - so, Knights of Columbus for not hosting their SSM reception, Christian school for having a policy against hiring homosexual teachers, evangelical universities for having a morality code that includes abstaining from homosexual behavior, Christian adoption agencies for not placing children w/same-sex couples, etc.


By the time they're suing churches to marry them they will have already be 90%+ into their victory over religious freedom.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (NOIQH)

243 @ 237 "It's time to stop giving them anything."

I hate to say it, but eventually, we're going to have to give them our lead.

One piece at a time.

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (YYJjz)

244 Profanity Laden Rant.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 09:53 AM (h4vJk)

Thank you!

Posted by: Draki at June 29, 2015 09:58 AM (0eidE)

245
Kevin Williamson has a Ray Stevens song reference in that piece. Most unexpected.

Posted by: Sporkatus at June 29, 2015 09:54 AM (HtLSE)







The Streak? Ewwww.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 09:58 AM (vXKGT)

246 >>>Well then, you need to find an itch market.
(wait for it...)
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 08:54 AM (mvenn)

You should be ashamed of yourself.
; )

Posted by: molly@agathe.gr at June 29, 2015 09:58 AM (ew6hg)

247 I've had it. I'm officially part of the Let It Burn brigade.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at June 29, 2015 09:59 AM (Q2akM)

248 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (fwARV)

Yes.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 09:59 AM (YFw5T)

249 >>Remember the CBS series Jericho?

The show where Dick Cheney nuked a dozen American cities so Halliburton could take over the country?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 09:59 AM (O7MnT)

250 Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 09:57 AM (fwARV)

I've been saying for a while that we should insist that the doctrine of Separation of Church & State forbids the government from any involvement in marriage, as the sacramental marriage long pre-existed the secular contractual form, thus their form must be shorn of ceremony and renamed, perhaps Civil Union or Domestic Partnership.

Let's take it a bit further and go Scorched Earth, and fight to end all of the government's Marriage benefits as well. Make it just a contract, and nothing more.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:00 AM (HalrA)

251 My dad gave me a revolver but I don't like it. He is going to get me a 9m auto instead. Or semi auto, I guess?

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 09:50 AM (lIU4e)

Derringer. If you can handle it.

Known as 'The Death Dealer' at Rolling Stone.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 29, 2015 10:00 AM (fWAjv)

252 The only thing I didn't like about the Williamson article is that he said that Alito should resign in protest.
Crazy talk. Never give up any advantage.
This is why the Left wins. They know you never give up power.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:00 AM (cbfNE)

253 You should be ashamed of yourself.
; )

Posted by: molly@agathe.gr at June 29, 2015 09:58 AM (ew6hg)


****


I figured someone would eventually "get" it. And no, I'm not ashamed one bit.

Have a nice day!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 29, 2015 10:01 AM (mvenn)

254 The city's median rent for a one-bedroom apartment was scraping $3,400 per month as of late 2014; median home prices now reach $1 million.

So, what you're saying is, because of its progressive government, San Francisco is an awesome place to live and the free market has raised the cost of housing there - The LIV's.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 10:01 AM (O7MnT)

255 They know you never give up power.
Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:00 AM (cbfNE)

Giving up power is utterly alien to them. They're megalomaniacs.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:01 AM (HalrA)

256 >>184 173 I hope she know's that we love her and anything said about those others is generally venting.

I always try to make it clear that I have issues with the political side of things, not individuals unless those particular individuals are assholes. I am not going to cosigns the left's tactics of going after the personal, for precisely this sort of reason. I have gay friends and they are nice people. This isn't about them, or about hatred, but about the rule of law.

And honestly, I was incredibly skeptical of all the anti-same sex marriage arguments 10 years ago. Events have changed my mind, in particular the tactics of some of its supporters.

Posted by: Lea - I don't want to have to fight you but I damn sure will at June 29, 2015 10:02 AM (lIU4e)

257 Let's take it a bit further and go Scorched Earth, and fight to end all of the government's Marriage benefits as well. Make it just a contract, and nothing more.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:00 AM (HalrA)


I'd be happy with this arrangement. I have a feeling that most married Republicans (note the distinction between Conservative and Republican here) would oppose such a measure.

Which gets us to the real root of the problem. Everyone agrees that there's too much spending of imaginary money we don't have on shit we don't need.

Everyone also agrees that everybody else should get their programs cut.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 10:02 AM (fwARV)

258 Let it burn is obsolete.
Look around.
We are now in the " Watch it burn" phase.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:02 AM (bYFj6)

259 The HQ crashing anybody elses browser?

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 10:03 AM (sPO3u)

260
I'm pro-SSM and pro-gay rights, not necessarily pro-SCOTUS decision, but what really rankled me was Obama's victory dance with the lighting of the White House in rainbow colors.

That's just bad manners. A good half of the country is not happy with what just happened and it is oafish -- especially for a guy who ran as a supporter of traditional marriage -- to shove it in our faces like that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 10:03 AM (JtwS4)

261 257 flat tax or no income tax at all, replace with sales tax.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:03 AM (bYFj6)

262 A good half of the country is not happy with what just happened and it is oafish -- especially for a guy who ran as a supporter of traditional marriage -- to shove it in our faces like that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 10:03 AM (JtwS4)


Yeah, but not Obama's half.

See, Romney was excoriated for pointing out that 47% of the nation would never vote for him.

Obama is deified for doing exactly the same friggin thing.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, Keeper of the Guards at June 29, 2015 10:04 AM (fwARV)

263 I normally say "Profanity Laced Rant," but yes.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - Not dead yet at June 29, 2015 09:55 AM


Oops. Noted, and updated in the RMBS Style Guide.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 29, 2015 10:04 AM (h4vJk)

264
That's just bad manners. A good half of the country is not happy with what just happened and it is oafish -- especially for a guy who ran as a supporter of traditional marriage -- to shove it in our faces like that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 29, 2015 10:03 AM (JtwS4)








Boorishly shoving it into half of the country's face is the whole point.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 10:05 AM (vXKGT)

265 We are now in the " Watch it burn" phase.
Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:02 AM (bYFj6)

Just try not to get burned.

The Leftists think they're so smart, but they have no idea what they've done. They thought themselves smart enough to use chaos. Chaos is giggling, going "yes, use me. Just release my bindings a little more. I'll do exactly what you want, swearsies."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:05 AM (HalrA)

266 Crashing every time I post or refresh.Only this site,not on any others.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 10:06 AM (sPO3u)

267 that really rankled me was Obama's victory dance

Three years ago was a long, long time ago.

If evolution really worked that fast, we'd all have organic warp drive by now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 29, 2015 10:06 AM (659DL)

268 259 The HQ crashing anybody elses browser?
Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 10:03 AM (sPO3u)

--

It was fine for me until 1 second after I read your comment.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:06 AM (cbfNE)

269
The Leftists think they're so smart, but they have no idea what they've done. They thought themselves smart enough to use chaos. Chaos is giggling, going "yes, use me. Just release my bindings a little more. I'll do exactly what you want, swearsies."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:05 AM (HalrA)








That reminds me, I miss Kratos.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 10:07 AM (vXKGT)

270 Scanned the headlines on Drudge, knowing full well what it is. That said, if there are any adults left in any responsible positions at any institution now would be a good time to start standing up.

Posted by: gracepmc at June 29, 2015 10:07 AM (DMQhB)

271 Let it burn is obsolete.
Look around.
We are now in the " Watch it burn" phase.
Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:02 AM (bYFj6)



Roasting marshmallows until they are banned phase.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 10:07 AM (qCMvj)

272 Puerto Rico Governor Says Island Can't Pay Debt

In a few years, the headline will say "U.S. President says country can't pay debt". Of course, we can't pay it NOW, but it will become official in the near future.

Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 10:08 AM (MT22W)

273 Everyone also agrees that everybody else should get their programs cut.



I am a firm believer in, "When in doubt. refer to the owner's manual".

What does the Constitution authorize?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 10:08 AM (ITu74)

274 Boorishly shoving it into half of the country's face is the whole point.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 10:05 AM (vXKGT)

The future under the Leftist is a boot upon a human face forever. Almighty God, forbid it! I don't know about you, but I'm not going to play along, even if my loud mouth means I'm first against the wall when the population mysteriously starts dropping.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:08 AM (HalrA)

275 As I mentioned in ONT/EMT, my congregation is already out of the secular State Marriage scam as of Yesterday. Such quick work over the weekend shows that the church council was already considering the implications and were already pissed.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 29, 2015 10:08 AM (evdj2)

276 269 He is acrive on Teitter,aling with CoolCzech.

Posted by: steevy at June 29, 2015 10:08 AM (sPO3u)

277
GOP sharpens ax for regulations

A House bill includes a provision that would delay by one year the implementation of a new menu labeling regulation that mandates calorie counts.

The Hill



That's it GOP! Attaque a l'extreme!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 10:08 AM (kdS6q)

278 >>That's just bad manners. A good half of the country is not happy with
what just happened and it is oafish -- especially for a guy who ran as a
supporter of traditional marriage -- to shove it in our faces like
that.

It was entirely predictable and in line w/everything we've seen from Obama since 2007. Seriously, there's nothing Obama has ever done - no act of goodwill or graciousness toward someone who does not hold his beliefs - that indicated he would do anything other than an over-the-top "I won!" public celebration.


Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 10:09 AM (NOIQH)

279

ahhh, sun is out after a good nights rain

time to go breath the air and soak up some sun

/bye

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 29, 2015 10:09 AM (qCMvj)

280 No problems here. Pale Moon. Windows 7 Laptop.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 29, 2015 10:09 AM (CdIQH)

281 Boorishly shoving it into half of the country's face is the whole point.



Face being a euphemism.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 10:09 AM (ITu74)

282 A good half of the country is not happy with what just happened

Unpeople.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 29, 2015 10:09 AM (oVJmc)

283 Gutted...Chris Squire dead at 67.

Posted by: Spike at June 29, 2015 10:10 AM (Azcpm)

284 It's become a cliche at this point, but I still can't shake that thought:

"May you live in interesting times."

Posted by: dude guy at June 29, 2015 10:10 AM (QCc6B)

285 "That's it GOP! Attaque a l'extreme!"

Heh.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 29, 2015 10:11 AM (YFw5T)

286 284 It's become a cliche at this point, but I still can't shake that thought:

"May you live in interesting times."
Posted by: dude guy at June 29, 2015 10:10 AM (QCc6B)

Definitely a curse. The best times to live in are between the chapters in the history books. This time will get at least one chapter devoted to it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 29, 2015 10:11 AM (HalrA)

287 "May you live in interesting times."

It's a three part curse:

May you live in interesting times.

May you get what you desire.

May you come to the attention of the authorities.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 29, 2015 10:12 AM (evdj2)

288 No problems here. Pale Moon.
Windows 7 Laptop.



Nor here. Opera Mini. Samsung S5 phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 10:12 AM (ITu74)

289 Is AtC mad at us?Should I be on the lookout for strange boxes with air holes being delivered?
Air holes? You wish.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 29, 2015 10:12 AM (kivUY)

290 We got Art!

Posted by: HH at June 29, 2015 10:13 AM (Qia1Z)

291
Oh, BTW -- per GM in the AM, your opposition to same sex marriage is based on "animus and not principle".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 29, 2015 10:13 AM (kdS6q)

292 Obama, like most progs, is extremely insecure and needs to feel himself adored constantly and gets satisfaction from publicly humiliating others.

Posted by: @votermom at June 29, 2015 10:13 AM (cbfNE)

293 I'm less upset with the SSM decision than the ACA decision. That the court could just up and say, "This law doesn't mean what it says," is a horrifying precedent. Our law is now being made by nine lawyers.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at June 29, 2015 10:13 AM (Q2akM)

294 Atr thread up.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 29, 2015 10:14 AM (ITu74)

295 Only three of my Facebook friends have gone Skittles: one gay dude, one forty-something woman, and one thirty-something woman with an overbearing personality who can't understand why she's manless.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 29, 2015 10:14 AM (O7MnT)

296 They won't have to force Churches to marry them. Some denominations will choose to do it voluntarily and as much as some people dismiss it, the slippery slope will win in the end.

Posted by: Cruzinator at June 29, 2015 10:14 AM (Q4pU/)

297 Hector will be tickled
Tickling extra.

Posted by: serbian mail order bride at June 29, 2015 10:16 AM (kivUY)

298 The slippery slope always wins in the end.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 29, 2015 10:16 AM (OCcU9)

299 Oh goodie, another entrant in the massive Republican Demolition Derby. Are they REALLY going to allow Trump use that monster truck with the 8' wheels? Ooooh, watching our country go down the tubes is SOOOOOOOO much fun!

Posted by: Post-American at June 29, 2015 10:17 AM (7u7u7)

300
"May you live in interesting times."

It's a three part curse:

May you live in interesting times.

May you get what you desire.

May you come to the attention of the authorities.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 29, 2015 10:12 AM (evdj2)







I've always been partial to "As the sun sets, small men cast long shadows".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 29, 2015 10:18 AM (vXKGT)

301 My congregation has already affirmed that it will give up its tax-exempt status rather than submit.
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NO!

You need to refuse to pay taxes, when it comes to it.

Let the world see the fascists at work.

Make Bundy Ranch look like a princess party picnic; I will be there armed against the state agent that attempts to seize the property for unpaid taxes.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 10:19 AM (ZvKdv)

302 You really have nothing to fear from Slippery Slopes. They're really quite harmless -- fun even! [Twirls mustache, suppressing evil laugh.]

Posted by: Lawyers waiting at bottom of Slippery Slope at June 29, 2015 10:21 AM (7u7u7)

303 KY very slippy.

Posted by: serbian mail order bride at June 29, 2015 10:21 AM (kivUY)

304 Chris Squire dead at 67.

Hrm, I thought he died before that dreadful Trevor Rabin stuff happened. Poor man had to live to see Yes turned into some kinda 80s squeak rock. RIP.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at June 29, 2015 10:21 AM (Q819Q)

305 We got Art!

Picasso, or Garfunkel?

Posted by: Steven Page at June 29, 2015 10:23 AM (ZtFr+)

306 May you come to the attention of the authorities.



I think the literal translation of this is pretty cool: May the Prince know your name.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 29, 2015 10:23 AM (evdj2)

307 allows the churches to simply get out of the legal side of the marriage business.
==========
I keep saying: THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!

There are a whole lot of other things a church does that--should they follow their faith--now violates this invented civil right.

Married-only dorms.
Adoption.
Hospitals.

To say nothing about actually preaching against this lie--that's discrimination too.

So, getting them "out of the marriage business" solves NOTHING. (As if retreat ever solved a problem in a total war like this.)

"Getting them out of the marriage business" is the same false hope, the same mirage, the same lie that we fell for when we agreed to civil unions.

How many more times do you have to get kicked in the gut to realize they really mean to kick you in the guts?

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 10:25 AM (ZvKdv)

308 >>What do your feeds look like?

Face-what now?
I'm a late adapter and never got on it - comments others make about all the political crap they receive from friends and family confirms I' have made the right decision.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 29, 2015 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

309 Had a brief exchange w/someone on Twitter this morning who was aghast at the "BURN ALL THE HERETICS!!" words and actions from the militant GLAAD folk. When I said that anyone with an above room temperature IQ knew this was going to happen, she got a little peeved at me since, to be fair, she is not a paste-eating, window-licking, Joe Biden wannabe. I then responded that the most militant members of pro-SSM people had always been honest and open about their endgame, or at least ONE of their endgames: the destruction of organized religion and churches. They were very clear about it. They spoke openly about it. But when I mentioned it, people typically responded in one of two ways:

1) They said I was lying, or that I had misheard
2) They refused to take the militant activists at their oft repeated word. "Oh, they don't actually MEAN that."

So here we are. And many of the honest and genuine supporters of SSM are now horrified to see that they were, in fact, nothing more than useful idiots to the members of GLAAD and its ilk. And they're even more horrified to find out that they not only are they being discarded like yesterday's news, they're being attacked as well.

In a larger sense, I was always more or less ambivalent about SSM. In my now lost pixels of my first blog (you could say the same about my current blog because I almost never post), I opined about giving same sex couples ALL of the legal protections that married couples had vis a vis property, inheritance, visitation, that sort of thing. But I opposed calling it marriage because a) words mean things and b) I knew what would happen once it was enshrined as a legal right.

FYI: getting the result you want, while important, is not the most important thing. HOW you get there is. And having SCOTUS declare all of us haterz to be non-persons will, sooner rather than later, lead to open and armed hostilities. While I won't enjoy watching it burn, because I'll be busy protecting my kids, I will enjoy watching the useful idiots shit themselves. Repeatedly. Because willful stupidity should be painful

Posted by: physics geek at June 29, 2015 10:29 AM (MT22W)

310 The reenactment at Gettysburg has been postponed. Very wet grounds are the reason. Probably a relief for many, with all the Confederate flag bans.
Some other groups said they wouldn't display the flag.
You won't find it at the official visitors center, but there should be some displayed at all the souvenir shops. Of course the City of Gettysburg could ban the sale.

Posted by: Colin at June 29, 2015 10:32 AM (WQLtV)

311 252
The only thing I didn't like about the Williamson article is that he said that Alito should resign in protest.

Crazy talk. Never give up any advantage.

This is why the Left wins. They know you never give up power.
===========
What advantage?

The one where we start out down 4-3--at best?

This Court no longer has any legitimacy. By remaining in a hopelessly corrupt and illegitimate Court, he condones such.

If he, Scalia and Thomas resigned, it would actually show they believed what they wrote in the last week.

But, what happens if they did?

Either way, it destroys the Court.

Obama appoints three more, 1)which the Republicans can refuse to confirm: No more ruling from the Court until the 2017 at the earliest.
And if they do rule, only the most partisan will view it as legitimate.
Or 2) he appoints 3 more radicals and the decisions swing even further left.

This is a problem to big to solve with words---as Ike advised: Blow it up.

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 29, 2015 10:34 AM (ZvKdv)

312
Williamson does say a lot of crazy counterproductive things. So, I cant claim to be a fan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 29, 2015 10:57 AM (iQIUe)

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