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1 RIP Bowie.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 09:40 AM (RD7QR)

2 I'll go fetch the corgis.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 09:40 AM (RD7QR)

3 Bowie died. Well, crap.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 09:41 AM (q2o38)

4 Never liked Bowie. Way too ghey. Don't like hearing of anyone eaten up by cancer though.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 09:44 AM (Fmupd)

5 who really gives a damn what the fed says? And the jobs report is a pack of lies. Real unemployment is over 20%.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 11, 2016 09:44 AM (t2KH5)

6 President Obama is taking a dramatic step to show he opposes Republican efforts to slow or halt the admission of refugees over terrorist concerns: He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.
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If only there was footage of the refugees in Europe that the GOPe can run during SotU.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 09:45 AM (fWAjv)

7
Ahhh, dump.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 11, 2016 09:45 AM (j4wsR)

8 I was never a big Bowie fan, but any musician who has ever hauled his own gear to a gig is a brother in spirit.

If there's a Rock and Roll Heaven, you know they've got a hell of a band.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 11, 2016 09:46 AM (LUgeY)

9 "There is no credible threat of an ISIS attack in America"
- Obama, just before jetting off to Hawaii

So...this Philly cell just sprang up in the last few weeks?
Dang, that was fast!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2016 09:46 AM (NOIQH)

10 Part of a larger cell?But,he had nothing to do with Islam.

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2016 09:46 AM (8HTq1)

11 #8 If there's a Rock and Roll Heaven, you know they've got a hell of a band.


Chris Squire, Lemmy and Bowie.

I feel so old.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 09:47 AM (r9tFS)

12
Mary a peep from the usual suspects in my Facebook "friends" regarding Barky's gun show. I doubt it reflects any deep thinking on their part, much less a change of mind. The absence of action and content is more likely the cause for their silence.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2016 09:48 AM (BK3ZS)

13 Last night's comment of comments was about TFG's planned "non-traditional" SOTU,
by Blanco Basura


The White House is reporting that President Obama will be delivering a


"non-traditional" state of the union address. Is there anything he has


done which could remotely be considered traditional?


Great, he's going to deliver the speech via interpretive dance, isn't he?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 10, 2016

(and that, my friends, is weapons-grade snark right there, and deserves extra love)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 09:48 AM (q2o38)

14 Gun Control stacked town hall gets. 0.6 rating. Heh. Who couldn't have seen that coming?

Posted by: chiefjaybob at January 11, 2016 09:48 AM (wBrXJ)

15 The RNCe has never gave s ahit what the bases wnats. They have always thought the base would vote for their RINO because they had no other choice and low turnout did not bother them because they would rather lose with a RINO than field a real conservative.


Yes, trot out another loser like Romney.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 11, 2016 09:48 AM (t2KH5)

16 >>He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.

Anyone else wonder if ISIS is relishing the idea of this attendee doing something outrageous, like strangling FLOTUS or worse?

Seriously, seating someone who may just be your sworn enemy at the SOTU where all of Congress and POTUS are assembled in close proximity....?
Cosmic level stupidity.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2016 09:49 AM (NOIQH)

17 Ya got a messed up link in that supreme court story.

Posted by: Dang at January 11, 2016 09:49 AM (2oWD2)

18 Just received orders no cars are to be solo. Everyone has a partner until this non-existent but existent terror cell is dispatched.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 11, 2016 09:49 AM (kFnmp)

19 Philadelphia attempted cop-killer who had nothing to do with Islam possibly part of a larger cell that has nothing to do with Islam?

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at January 11, 2016 09:49 AM (uWJLI)

20
Ya got a messed up link in that supreme court story.

Posted by: Dang at January 11, 2016 09:49 AM (2oWD2)









Hand over all the kibble or the link gets it.......

Posted by: Pixy's Hamsters at January 11, 2016 09:50 AM (j4wsR)

21 supreme Courts Big Labor Case Is About Free Speech, Not Unions


Error 404

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 11, 2016 09:50 AM (t2KH5)

22 I realize that its narcissistic to make someone else's death about onesself; but with that said Bowie's death affected me. In my youth one of the first albums I bought was Ziggy Stardust. And yes it was pretty ghey but the truth is that a lot of the ghey ones (e.g. Queen) had something really rebellious in them that spoke to teenagers. They were fighting for or against God knows what, but that sense of them being rebels, and not just posing about it, was real and eloquent. It was a good thing to rock out to going through those years.
RIP dude.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at January 11, 2016 09:51 AM (k8tEg)

23 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 11, 2016 09:49 AM (kFnmp)

Stay safe Wyatt. Any sign of the "violent backlash" the MFM is claiming caused this attack?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2016 09:51 AM (GDulk)

24 Polli - None at all, just like there was none here after 9-11.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 11, 2016 09:52 AM (kFnmp)

25
14 Gun Control stacked town hall gets. 0.6 rating. Heh. Who couldn't have seen that coming?
Posted by: chiefjaybob at January 11, 2016 09:48 AM (wBrXJ)


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Listened to Rush Friday and he said it was uncharacteristically balanced for a CNN/prez event. Said it didn't really go well for the prez.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 09:52 AM (Fmupd)

26 President Obama is taking a dramatic step to show he opposes Republican efforts to slow or halt the admission of refugees over terrorist concerns: He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.

An Opposition Party with balls would have the Sargent at Arms arrest him until his bonafides could be independently verified, out of an abundance of caution you know.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 09:52 AM (evdj2)

27 I think "nontraditional SOTU address" means "Roman orgy on the dais featuring Nancy Pelosi and Michelle Obama's strap-on" but then I've got a twisted imagination.

(It'll probably be more like Obama rapping the address or something.)

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 09:53 AM (RD7QR)

28 Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 11, 2016 09:52 AM (kFnmp)

What we here suspected, but good to have confirmation.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2016 09:53 AM (GDulk)

29 Obama Invited Syrian Refugee To SOTU


There are no real Syrian refugees. They are all welfare scammers.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 11, 2016 09:53 AM (t2KH5)

30 Gun Control stacked town hall gets. 0.6 rating. Heh. Who couldn't have seen that coming?


They don't run these Photo Ops to get real time eyeballs. They do them so the rest of the State Media can cherry pick snippets to reinforce the Party Line.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 09:54 AM (evdj2)

31 How many Morons watched his pack of lies on CNN?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 11, 2016 09:54 AM (t2KH5)

32 Probably open up theSotU with a muslim prayer.Why not?

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2016 09:55 AM (8HTq1)

33 Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 09:53 AM (RD7QR)

I'm voting he raps the SOTU address. Guess he could "slow jam" it like he did on that one show.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2016 09:55 AM (GDulk)

34
I think "nontraditional SOTU address" means...

...tears of a clown, with his newly discovered talent of oh so insincere waterworks in their full glory.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (BK3ZS)

35
Over at HotAir, the unfortunate looking* Taylor Millard opines:

The bad in Governor Greg Abbotts constitutional amendments

It would be better to play the long game, and try to get more small government, pro-freedom politicians elected than pass populist amendments which could blow up in the countrys face and hurt more than help.

http://tinyurl.com/hgwx38p

*http://tinyurl.com/z4ak6kn


Vote for McConnell. Got it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (kdS6q)

36 Gas is >$1.50 at the local station for the first time this morning.

Maybe the Iran/Saudi conflict is just a ploy to get the price back up again, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (yeZ4s)

37 @31
I couldn't watch that goat fracker for more than 5 seconds with Clockwork Orange devices propping my eyelids open.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (k8tEg)

38
Can The GOP Win Trump Voters?

Not this one. 2014 was the last straw.

The author makes two assertions, neither of which I believe: 1.) that Teh Donald will lose to Scankles. Right now the polling is too fluid to lock that in as a certainty, and it remains to be seen whether her pending indictment (from which she will certainly walk) affects the race, and; 2.) that by mouthing the right platitudes the "Trumpenproletariat"* can be brought back to the GOPe fold. Which simply won't work, because we don't believe the lying fuckers any more, no matter WHAT they promise.

*NR clown show Jonah Goldberg being too clever by half.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (X6fMO)

39 Maybe the JEF will revert to just sending a note to be read. I can live with that.

Posted by: Edmund Burkes Shade at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (cmBvC)

40 I saw Bowie in the Serious Moonlight Tour, back in '83 I believe. Billy Idol opened for him.

The man could sing. He played for more than two hours.

I was lucky to see him.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 11, 2016 09:57 AM (zp13i)

41 Obama's CNN Gun Show Pulled A Pitiful 0.6 Rating

Public opinion is pretty solidly against gun control by this point. The Dems have lost this as an issue with everybody but their fervent base.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 09:58 AM (yeZ4s)

42 39 Maybe the JEF will revert to just sending a note to be read. I can live with that.
Posted by: Edmund Burkes Shade at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (cmBvC)

Which will read:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Fundamental transformation means
The joke's on you.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

43 Multiple heart attacks and cancer suggests that Bowie was suffering from elevated level of blood oxidative stress or BlOS. More info at my linky thingy.

Posted by: scrood at January 11, 2016 09:58 AM (3b9U4)

44 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 11, 2016 09:53 AM (t2KH5)

Which makes me crazy since I'm involved in the fight against human trafficking and these invaders being treated like legitimate refugees is causing a *huge* misallocation of limited resources that then can't be used to help actual trafficking victims (hell, in some cases the invaders are the traffickers).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2016 09:59 AM (GDulk)

45 Maybe the Iran/Saudi conflict is just a ploy to get the price back up again, but it doesn't seem to be working.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 09:56 AM (yeZ4s)


I suspect it has been started by the Saudis pumping as fast as they can. Iran must be hurting.

One report was saying that the Chinese are running out of storage space and are queuing up their tankers until they can free some up.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 10:00 AM (q2o38)

46 He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.

One who hasn't yet been arrested for terrorism.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2016 10:00 AM (M+RRn)

47 42. funny but true

Posted by: Edmund Burkes Shade at January 11, 2016 10:01 AM (cmBvC)

48 46 He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.

One who hasn't yet been arrested for terrorism.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2016 10:00 AM (M+RRn)

Only a matter of time. Let's hope the Secret Service gives him the full TSA grope.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 10:02 AM (RD7QR)

49 I think "non tradition" is some power point presentation about all the wonderful things he's accomplished-and/or he doesn't actually say anything, other people speak about his pet issues.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2016 10:03 AM (M+RRn)

50 Headline at Weasel Zippers

New Hillary Campaign Ad Says She's the Only Candidate Who Can Stop the GOP From Defeating ISIS

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 11, 2016 10:04 AM (GDulk)

51 Maybe he will feel he had to outdo Cruz, so will quote both Princess Bride AND Holy Grail, doing the voices.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 10:04 AM (q2o38)

52 Trump or Cruz should discontinue the SOTU address. It has really become an over-picked scab for a so-called republic. Just send a letter, like it was originally intended.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 10:04 AM (Fmupd)

53
It'll be a "we are all Syrian refugees"* SOTU. Pure bafflegab.

*"who are just like the Pilgrims, donchaknow?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2016 10:05 AM (BK3ZS)

54 Maybe the JEF will revert to just sending a note to be read. I can live with that.

The Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 10:05 AM (evdj2)

55 46 He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.


The Divider-in-Chief just loves giving America the finger.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 10:06 AM (r9tFS)

56 I bet the SOTU will be a regular SCOAMF affair and a list of talking points about how he is going to defeat an Army of Strawmen - let him be clear.

And the press will go out and laud how he has changed the SOTU and forever raised the bar.

Count on it.

Posted by: blaster at January 11, 2016 10:06 AM (2Ocf1)

57
Don't like Iowa and New Hampshire always going first in the primaries? Blame the LCF:

Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler has decided to withdraw a proposal that would have changed the first four early voting states after receiving concerns from Ted Cruz.

Mechler, a member of the Republican National Committee's rules committee, had planned to raise the idea during the RNC's winter meeting, which begins Tuesday in Charleston, S.C. The rules change, he said, would have eliminated "those four states' ability to go first," referring to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

http://tinyurl.com/jvxoqq7

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 11, 2016 10:06 AM (kdS6q)

58 The SOTU will be delivered by that women who sat in a bathtub full of cereal.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 11, 2016 10:07 AM (kFnmp)

59 He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.

A tiny, wide-eyed woman, no doubt, or a small moppet.

Not a large, healthy angry weird-beard.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:07 AM (yeZ4s)

60 "President Obama is taking a dramatic step to show he opposes Republican efforts to slow or halt the admission of refugees over terrorist concerns: He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address. "

Only one? Why doesn't he invite 10 or 20? They can form a nice circle around his wife and daughters.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 11, 2016 10:07 AM (gjLib)

61 Gee. Go to iNRO and have your mouse/cursor start acting up but I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2016 10:09 AM (DLIIY)

62 I will never wish harm on someone to make my point but I will pray that if there is harm perpetrated by one of these Islamic refugees that the harm be inflicted on those that made it possible.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 11, 2016 10:09 AM (TAkZ9)

63 Supreme Courts Big Labor Case Is About Free Speech, Not Unions

Link is fubar. It is a 404 at dw.com, but there is a piece up at The Federalist by the same name, so I think that is the right one:
http://tinyurl.com/jrk6xdg

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 11, 2016 10:09 AM (R+30W)

64 President GreatestOratorEvar hasn't had a lot of success lately with his speechifyin', not since he sleepwalked through the post-Paris pedantry. I suspect his SOTU will be all hat, no cattle.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:10 AM (yeZ4s)

65 I'm surprised he didn't invite Ahmed the Clock Boy.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 10:10 AM (Fmupd)

66 62 I will never wish harm on someone to make my point but I will pray that if there is harm perpetrated by one of these Islamic refugees that the harm be inflicted on those that made it possible.


Word. ITA.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 10:10 AM (r9tFS)

67 I bet Obama goes into full rally mode, pacing the stage with a mike, shirtsleeves rolled up, souther-preacher style delivery, with hit after political hit at every one of his favorite targets - "do nothing Congress", racist state governors, out-of-touch SCOTUS, bigoted white America, greedy Wall Street blah blah blah.

It's his last opportunity with this particular captive audience and he's goin' for broke!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2016 10:10 AM (NOIQH)

68 Scientist who fled Syria arrives 'home' in Michigan



http://tinyurl.com/gvlbgjj

That's the SotU guest.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:11 AM (fWAjv)

69 His opening will be "Salam Malakum, peasants."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 11, 2016 10:11 AM (VdICR)

70 The guest is a scientist whose family was killed in Syria. He's older and has cancer. He's not representative of refugees.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 10:12 AM (iQIUe)

71 I've been a Bowie fan all my life. My first real concert was on his Station to Station tour in '76. 2nd row seats because I knew a girl who worked for Ticketron.

Two groupies in the front row wore metallic bikinis (one silver, one gold) and took turns taking their tops off. I was sixteen, it made an impression. And this was in the days when people just passed joints down the rows as if it were a public accommodation.

Saw him again in 2004-ish at the Fleet Center. Horrible accoustics. He was giving a real intimate, chatty performance, with charming anecdotes and acoustic guitar and I got basically none of it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 11, 2016 10:12 AM (1xUj/)

72
Let's hope the Secret Service gives him the full TSA grope.


THIS
Secret Service? They're more likely to line up hookers and blow for him after the dog-eating crackhead finishes his harangue.

Trump should fire them all and restaff SS from the bottom.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2016 10:12 AM (X6fMO)

73 I will never wish harm on someone to make my point but I will pray that if there is harm perpetrated by one of these Islamic refugees that the harm be inflicted on those that made it possible.




Instead of the way it usually goes down.

They skate and innocents take it in the shorts.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2016 10:12 AM (IlQaj)

74 I'm surprised he didn't invite Ahmed the Clock Boy.

The clock on Ahmed's fifteen minutes got to zero a long time ago.

No explosion, though. Jihadi engineering.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:12 AM (yeZ4s)

75 Former Clinton Staffer Donna Brazile: Bringing Up Bill Clinton's Sexual Misconduct Is The 'Real Misogyny'


Got it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:13 AM (fWAjv)

76 Too bad that dead twat from San Berdoo is no longer with us. Wonder what happened to her body? No one would claim it not even her husband's family.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

77 Refaai Hamo, 55, a native of Syria now living in Detroit, will sit in first lady Michelle Obama's box...


I'm-a just leave that right there...

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 10:13 AM (r9tFS)

78 He could go full Jeremiah Wright.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:13 AM (yeZ4s)

79 >>A tiny, wide-eyed woman, no doubt, or a small moppet.

Yeah, and we know that there are never any female or child terrorists, eh?

I can see him assuming that *we* don;t know this and will be touched by such a weak, vulnerable-appearing Syrian victim.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2016 10:13 AM (NOIQH)

80 Obama Invited Syrian Refugee To SOTU

Everyone else going in is searched and groped by TSA.

But, just like at the airports, not the special guest.

Boom?

Posted by: mindful webworker - back from the past at January 11, 2016 10:14 AM (zbbA4)

81 http://pointsandfigures.com/2016/01/11/where-to-start/

We talk about Republican control, but when they get control they have to get off their asses and actually do something.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at January 11, 2016 10:14 AM (hSpC/)

82 "Let me be clear" - drink

"notion" - drink

"folks" - drink

"not who we are" - drink

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (r9tFS)

83 Congress should really abolish the inviting of guests by the President. It has turned out to be a bad idea.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (evdj2)

84 If I'm not mistaken, I think Bowie was listed as the wealthiest English musician , even ahead of McCartny.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (TAkZ9)

85 The guest is a scientist whose family was killed in Syria. He's older and has cancer. He's not representative of refugees.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 10:12 AM (iQIUe)


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Anyone that's even halfway informed of what's really going on will be able to see through this.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (Fmupd)

86
Two groupies in the front row wore metallic bikinis (one silver, one gold) and took turns taking their tops off. I was sixteen, it made an impression.

Ask Vic to tell you about the time Helen of Troy flashed him.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (X6fMO)

87 I invented the empty chair thing.

Posted by: Clint Eastwood at January 11, 2016 10:16 AM (hrMUT)

88 The President always has the Rose Garden for recognizing people. He doesn't need, nor should he be allowed, to use the House chamber.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 10:16 AM (evdj2)

89 He's 55, with cancer and his family was killed?

Sounds like someone with nothing to lose.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2016 10:16 AM (NOIQH)

90 "Ask Vic to tell you about the time Helen of Troy flashed him."

He always did have a wandering eye.

Posted by: Eve at January 11, 2016 10:17 AM (ptqRm)

91 He's 55, with cancer and his family was killed?

Sounds like someone with nothing to lose.




You're thinking sphincter bomb, aren't you?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 10:17 AM (evdj2)

92 Another SotU guest.


The boyfriend of a San Bernardino shooting victim who urged Americans not to condemn all Muslims following the deadly California rampage is taking his message of tolerance to the White House.

Ryan Reyes will attend President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address on Tuesday as one of First Lady Michelle Obama's guests. The 32-year-old lost his boyfriend, Daniel Kaufman, during December's shooting at the Inland Regional Center, where a married couple killed 14 people and wounded at least 21 more, authorities said.
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Since the tragedy, Reyes has been urging others during media interviews to find tolerance for all amid anti-Muslim backlash.




There's that word again.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:18 AM (fWAjv)

93 I'm sure that our Leading Statesman will linger on "nation of immigrants" and the Statute of Liberty/Emma Lazarus verses in the SOTU. Tired, lying tropes for a dying nation.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at January 11, 2016 10:18 AM (k8tEg)

94 If I'm not mistaken, I think Bowie was listed as the wealthiest English musician

Back in 1999-ish Bowie recognized that album sales were no longer going to be the revenue generator in music, live performances would.

He had his catalog securitized and sold off as bonds. Guy was an innovator in more than just music. Cashed out at the top.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 11, 2016 10:18 AM (1xUj/)

95 I saw Bowie in the 90's during his-

"This is the Last Time Evah I'm Playing My Old Songs Cuz I'm Selling Off the Rights to My Music to Fans"

Tour.

Great Show! And just the right kind of thing for me as I'm not a huge Bowie fan but he always managed to have one or two songs per album that I liked.

As a BONUS- Adrian Belew was playing lead.

so, that was awesome.

I'd hoped in his shot in the spotlight he'd playing something from "Mr Musichead"

alas no, it was the very Bowie-esque "Pretty Pink Rose".


RIP David Bowie.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2016 10:18 AM (0cMkb)

96
He's 55, with cancer and his family was killed?

Sounds like someone with nothing to lose.


God forgive me, but if the worst happened -

I don't think I'd care.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

97 Maybe Barry could invite some of the Philadelphia Cop shooters acquaintances.

Nice boys all, I'm sure.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (ptqRm)

98
Michelle Obama's box...
______________________________

I'd Hit it.....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (HSmrB)

99 What does Mr. Hamo do for a living here?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (evdj2)

100 RIP Bowie

put on your red shoes and dance the blues

Posted by: Feh at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (VbOca)

101 Refaai Hamo, 55, a native of Syria now living in Detroit, will sit in first lady Michelle Obama's box...


Looking this guy up, he's called a scientist, and appears to be relatively wealthy. And above fighting age, and comes with his family.

So, yes, completely atypical of the majority of 'refugees.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (yeZ4s)

102 Wut? No linkage to the latest Kevin Williamson TDS screed at NRO?

Yeah, I didn't read it either. He's an interesting writer, but ALL THINGS TRUMP brings out his poison pen.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (gyKtp)

103 I have to fly to Austin this afternoon.

On one hand I am like woohoo Texas and on the other I am like aww man Commie Texas.

I don't think it is too early to start drinking. Maybe if I drink Tito's it will be on topic.

Posted by: blaster at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (2Ocf1)

104 67 I bet Obama goes into full rally mode, pacing the stage with a mike, shirtsleeves rolled up, souther-preacher style delivery, with hit after political hit at every one of his favorite targets - "do nothing Congress", racist state governors, out-of-touch SCOTUS, bigoted white America, greedy Wall Street blah blah blah.

It's his last opportunity with this particular captive audience and he's goin' for broke!!
Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2016 10:10 AM (NOIQH)


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He'll have a chorus behind him softly singing black gospel songs while he cavorts about the stage.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 10:20 AM (Fmupd)

105 He's 55, with cancer and his family was killed?

Sounds like someone with nothing to lose.



You're thinking sphincter bomb, aren't you?
Posted by: Grump928



Gives a whole new meaning to the saying, "Blow it out yer ass!"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2016 10:20 AM (IlQaj)

106 drink up, woohoo Texas has commie Texas surrounded

Posted by: Feh at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (VbOca)

107 Will Obama be providing the proper amount of blonde German women for this refugee to rape? They have needs, you know.

Posted by: Like a Bad Kung Fu Movie at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (AxTzt)

108 My album collection is looking more and more like an obituary column.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (gyKtp)

109 If I'm not mistaken, I think Bowie was listed as the wealthiest English musician , even ahead of McCartny.

I think Bowie sold 'shares' or somesuch in his work, IIRC.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (yeZ4s)

110 76 Too bad that dead twat from San Berdoo is no longer with us. Wonder what happened to her body? No one would claim it not even her husband's family.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

She is buried with the other murderer according to traditional islamic ritual - body cleansed and wrapped in white cloth.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (fWAjv)

111 You're thinking sphincter bomb, aren't you?

Posted by: Grump928(c)

I think Hillary delivered that at the last debate.

Posted by: Bruce at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (8ikIW)

112 "I have to fly to Austin this afternoon. "

Wanna borrow my Sportsbroom?

Posted by: Hillary at January 11, 2016 10:22 AM (ptqRm)

113 it's what Obama wants to be true, so the truth itself has to fall into line

Posted by: Feh at January 11, 2016 10:23 AM (VbOca)

114 Looking this guy up, he's called a scientist, and appears to be relatively wealthy. And above fighting age, and comes with his family.

So, yes, completely atypical of the majority of 'refugees.'


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:19 AM (yeZ4s)



You mean Ed Norton raising $425,000 for the refugee isn't commonplace???

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:23 AM (fWAjv)

115 #95 - Seeing Bowie live was always on my bucket list. Now it will never get crossed off.

And to see him with Belew...man, I am jealous.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 10:24 AM (r9tFS)

116 I'm a terrible person. I imagined 55yo cancer guy at SOTU blowing himself up and I laughed.

Posted by: @votermom at January 11, 2016 10:24 AM (cbfNE)

117 Refaai Hamo, 55, a native of Syria now living in Detroit, will sit in first lady Michelle Obama's box...
>>>

Did they resettle him in Detroit so he would feel at home? Since it looks a lot like a city after a full scale war happened there now.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (XtAzU)

118 David Bowie was an original and he had so many phases and put out such a diverse array of music--pop, glam, blue-eyed soul, electronica, piano ballads--that it's hard to believe it came from one guy. He wasn't afraid to experiment--or to collaborate and he collaborated with Iggy Pop, John Lennon, Queen, Pat Metheny, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mott the Hoople, Lou Reed.
His newest, and now last, is brilliant. And it will now hit #1.

And some ghey--he's been married to a supermodel for 25 years....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (5PYHo)

119 *looks around* Hmmm...+100 posts. O/T time.

Thought I'd share with the Horde. The new year is starting out right, finally. Just accepted a new job after a whole lotta looking and contract work. Shifting to a whole new practice area with a firm that seems very serious about their work. This might be a good year....

Of course, it also means that I'm still in the People's Republic, but I can live with that, and I don't have to commute into Boston anymore. Bonus!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (me6xG)

120 116 I'm a terrible person. I imagined 55yo cancer guy at SOTU blowing himself up and I laughed.
Posted by: @votermom at January 11, 2016 10:24 AM (cbfNE)

Imagining that it's an anus bomb makes it even better/worse.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

121 She is buried with the other murderer according to traditional islamic ritual - body cleansed and wrapped in white cloth.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (fWAjv)
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So, who paid for it? The state will only pay for cremation and a dump because it is the cheapest. Or, are muzzzies special?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (iQIUe)

122 119 *looks around* Hmmm...+100 posts. O/T time.

Thought I'd share with the Horde. The new year is starting out right, finally. Just accepted a new job after a whole lotta looking and contract work. Shifting to a whole new practice area with a firm that seems very serious about their work. This might be a good year....

Of course, it also means that I'm still in the People's Republic, but I can live with that, and I don't have to commute into Boston anymore. Bonus!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (me6xG)

Congratulations! Always good to see a Moron get ahead.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 10:27 AM (RD7QR)

123 I see where El Presidente has his finger firmly on the pulse of citizens concerns


http://tinyurl.com/j2reqtg

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2016 10:27 AM (ptqRm)

124 Bowie turned in one of the weirdest SNL music performances ever, if not THE weirdest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yrXg3zTseY

It's only a partial clip, but you get the idea. I was about 14 when this aired and it freaked me right the fk out.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 11, 2016 10:27 AM (r9tFS)

125 The 32-year-old lost his boyfriend, Daniel Kaufman, during December's shooting at the Inland Regional Center,


So Ghey and Muzzie-lover ?

Now THIS could be Obama's son !

Posted by: McCool at January 11, 2016 10:28 AM (TQxRy)

126
83 Congress should really abolish the inviting of guests by the President. It has turned out to be a bad idea.

Congress should do away with the televised address altogether. "Just send us the written address, please. If it was good enough for George Washington, it is certainly good enough for you."

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 11, 2016 10:28 AM (BK3ZS)

127 Bowie turned in one of the weirdest SNL music performances ever, if not THE weirdest:


Heh. That's a hoot.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:29 AM (yeZ4s)

128 Listening online to a radio station from Augusta GA (I used to live in the CSRA) and there is a roofing ad where some guy is blaming Commie Pinkos for his roof and the other guys says you can't blame Commie Pinkos for ruining your roof and the first guy says why not they ruined everything else!

My new favorite ad.

Posted by: blaster at January 11, 2016 10:29 AM (2Ocf1)

129 Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 11, 2016 10:27 AM

Thanks. A lot of people still sucking wind, though, in this Obamanation of an economy. Prayers out to everyone still looking.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2016 10:29 AM (me6xG)

130
Refaai Hamo. Got featured in some dippy blog and the lol cats internet made him a star:

http://tinyurl.com/jfbcxnl

It would appear the "scientist" thing is moot, because he can't work, and one would assume therefor we're paying for his treatment and to support his family. Nice of us, don't you think?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 11, 2016 10:29 AM (kdS6q)

131 If I'm not mistaken, I think Bowie was listed as the wealthiest English musician , even ahead of McCartny.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (TAkZ9)


Bowie is proof that if you stop doing drugs, take control back of your music and do smart things with your money with good advice you will do really well, instead of spending your golden years performing in Indian casinos and venues like Buenos Aires.

In a way it is a more inspirational message than even Alice Cooper.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 10:30 AM (q2o38)

132 Congress should do away with the televised address altogether. "Just
send us the written address, please. If it was good enough for George
Washington, it is certainly good enough for you."


Ahem. Joe Biden distinctly remembers watching Washington's SOTU on TV.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:30 AM (yeZ4s)

133 Refaai Hamo, 55, a native of Syria now living in Detroit, will sit in first lady Michelle Obama's box...
>>>

Did they resettle him in Detroit so he would feel at home? Since it looks a lot like a city after a full scale war happened there now.



I didn't know it snowed in Syria.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2016 10:30 AM (IlQaj)

134 Congrats RedMindBlueState!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:30 AM (fWAjv)

135 "Just send us the written address, please. If it was good enough for George Washington, it is certainly good enough for you."

If our Founding Fathers couldn't envision semi-automatic weapons in citizens hands, they certainly did not intend for the President to use television to provide a report on the state of the Union either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2016 10:31 AM (ptqRm)

136 Of course, it also means that I'm still in the People's Republic, but I can live with that, and I don't have to commute into Boston anymore. Bonus!
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (me6xG)

Congratulations! Always good to see a Moron get ahead.
Posted by: joncelli



Yay! RMBS got a hummer!
Oh.

AHEAD. Never mind.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2016 10:31 AM (IlQaj)

137
RIP CVB.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 11, 2016 10:32 AM (ODxAs)

138 Anyone that's even halfway informed of what's really going on will be able to see through this.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (Fmupd)

You just eliminated about 2/3 of the population.

Posted by: Blano at January 11, 2016 10:32 AM (NHQQx)

139 Did they resettle him in Detroit so he would feel at home? Since it looks a lot like a city after a full scale war happened there now.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (XtAzU)

Likely is living in Dearbornistan. The main street on the east side of M39 looks like either a movie set or the shopping area of any low rent middle eastern city.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 11, 2016 10:32 AM (O0Kvv)

140 If our Founding Fathers couldn't envision semi-automatic weapons in citizens hands, they certainly did not intend for the President to use television to provide a report on the state of the Union either.



FDR did.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 11, 2016 10:32 AM (IlQaj)

141 Ask Vic to tell you about the time Helen of Troy flashed him.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 11, 2016 10:15 AM (X6fMO)


It wasn't flashing, it was just the fad for Minoan styles, I understand.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2016 10:32 AM (q2o38)

142 Interesting. None of these articles seem to say what Hamo's specialty was.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 11, 2016 10:32 AM (yeZ4s)

143
And a more detailed backgrounder on Refaai Hamo

http://tinyurl.com/gvlbgjj

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 11, 2016 10:33 AM (kdS6q)

144 Another thing about Bowie i admired was that although he was no doubt a huge liberal , I can't recall him ever making any big political statements.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 11, 2016 10:33 AM (5PYHo)

145 So, who paid for it? The state will only pay for cremation and a dump because it is the cheapest. Or, are muzzzies special?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 11, 2016 10:25 AM (iQIUe)

Don't know. They won't disclose where they are buried either.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:33 AM (fWAjv)

146 Le NOOD has arrives.

Track two.


Stand clear, please.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2016 10:34 AM (ptqRm)

147 Knowing how to fix cars is both a blessing and a curse.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 11, 2016 10:34 AM (uhftQ)

148 This "Syrian refugee" is the whitest, most inoffensive looking creature they could possibly find, and in no way is representative of 99.9% of those coming.

Posted by: despair at January 11, 2016 10:34 AM (VrdxH)

149 Nude.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 11, 2016 10:34 AM (5buP8)

150 The "State of the Union": Pissed off and irrevocabaly divided.

Fredo will indirectly brag about this. It will be his "mission accomplished" speech.

Posted by: Soona at January 11, 2016 10:35 AM (Fmupd)

151 "If only there was footage of the refugees in Europe that the GOPe can run during SotU."


If only Trump could hold a rally on the Mall in DC at the exact same time.

Posted by: despair at January 11, 2016 10:36 AM (VrdxH)

152 She is buried with the other murderer according to traditional islamic ritual - body cleansed and wrapped in white cloth.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA -@DMS1974 at January 11, 2016 10:21 AM (fWAjv)


Hey wait a minute, they keep telling us that randomly shooting people while yelling "allahu akbar" has nothing to do with Islam, so why are the murderers getting Islamic burials.

I'm really confused...

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 11, 2016 10:38 AM (N8xMd)

153 Just a question-Are JWest and Moo Moo the same troll or two different ones?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 11, 2016 10:40 AM (M+RRn)

154 "Just a question-Are JWest and Moo Moo the same troll or two different ones?"

If Joe Isuzu had sons.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 11, 2016 10:42 AM (ptqRm)

155 Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man in the Phantasm film series) also passed this weekend. His final film, "Phantasm: Ravager" comes out later this year.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 11, 2016 11:10 AM (S2VsH)

156 I'll miss Bowie. I get the criticisms above, but can accept gender bending as art, just not as overt political warfare. He was an incredible artist.

Great quote: "He told Rolling Stone magazine in 1992 that he had always been a 'closet heterosexual'".

His influence on rock and pop was tremendous and will resonate well beyond his death.

Posted by: 0302 at January 11, 2016 03:48 PM (slABG)

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