Thursday Morning News Dump (3/17/16)[Misanthropic Humanitarian]

Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:04 AM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 Happy St Paddy' s Day!

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 07:06 AM (cbfNE)

2 Yeah, later today gonna go out and pick up some Boulevard Irish Ale.

Posted by: HH at March 17, 2016 07:11 AM (DrCtv)

3 Kind of redux here, all the parades and parties were last weekend, but in Florida, all that parties are today!

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:12 AM (og1C6)

4 If anyone thinks the United States actually intends to ever pay one single cent of principle on the National Debt I would love to know the name of your crack dealer.

I can remember once upon a time there was serious talk about the US not having any debt and actually generating a surplus every year and how to deal with that problem.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2016 07:13 AM (iONHu)

5 On the radio I heard Kasich was in suburban Philly yesterday. Bleach. I hope PA doesn't vote for him - that would really be embarrassing.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 07:14 AM (cbfNE)

6 "Chipotle Hires Safety Chief"

Yeah, I'm going to say that ship has already sailed. I give them two years before collapsing or completely changing their business model.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 07:14 AM (RD7QR)

7 Since Arizona is the Waterloo for Cruz getting to the nomination leading in delegates, I took a look at AZ polling. The latest poll dropped this morning, Trump 31, Cruz 19, Kasich 20 ... 40% undecided. The good news is that March 22nd will put the speculation to rest. Trump will either be the nominee or Cruz will have an opportunity to fight for it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 07:14 AM (6QeN9)

8
Ann Sheridan, the "Oomph Girl"* for J.J.:

https://goo.gl/9BKwYj


I did find her in a St. Patrick's Day pic, but I didn't care for it. You'll get this one and like it!

*a nickname she loathed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 07:16 AM (X6fMO)

9 Austin is over-run with hipsters, millennials, and assorted aspiring Uber drivers.

Damn, but I hate SXSW....

Of course, the out-of-towners bring a lot of cash to town, and some of their women are kinda cute....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 17, 2016 07:16 AM (lutOX)

10 Seems like a huge national food chain should've already had a food safety head from the beginning.

Posted by: NCKate at March 17, 2016 07:16 AM (r9ZCc)

11
"Chipotle Hires Safety Chief"



Yeah, I'm going to say that ship has already sailed. I give them two
years before collapsing or completely changing their business model.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016

I got two free coupon's yesterday in the mail....will stop by. I usually visit Moe's Southwest, but hey, free is okay with me.

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:17 AM (og1C6)

12 The feel good story of the day??

'Science fiction' bionic tissue designed to allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts




*taps fingers together


MWUUUUHAAAAHAAAHAAAAA

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:17 AM (mEZce)

13 Umm, I don't think the link for third story from bottom is correct. "The this is was in my email..." links to opinion piece about "The Big Short."

Posted by: olddog in mo at March 17, 2016 07:19 AM (Dhht7)

14 And holy hell did Trump underperform his polling numbers in North Carolna, Ohio, and Missouri. He missed his polling numbers in some of these by 15 points or more! Survey USA had him winning NC by 20.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 07:19 AM (6QeN9)

15 The GOPe, having not been able to overtly select our nominee for us, is obviously trying to get people to not give a fuck about this election so they can wind up doing what they want in the end anyway.

Their efforts have worked for me. That said, I will do what I can to keep them from screwing me AGAIN.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 07:20 AM (4ng05)

16 We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official


Good to know.

*sits home on Tuesday.

F. U. GOP.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:21 AM (mEZce)

17 11 Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:17 AM (og1C6)

Free isn't if you spend 21 hours crapping out one's liver.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 07:22 AM (g8Hfr)

18
13

The congress critter and piece's author, Duffy, sent the link to MH, no doubt seeking a gold star.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 17, 2016 07:24 AM (BK3ZS)

19 The GOPe wants to fold on guns. It's like any other issue they have to defend. They'll talk about how they did it to get rid of an issue that prevented them from winning elections.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2016 07:24 AM (LTDSy)

20 14 "And holy hell did Trump underperform his polling numbers in North Carolna, Ohio, and Missouri. "


I agree.

Trump should be embarrassed to win those states the way he did.

He's just shameless enough to win the balance of the states the same way.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 07:25 AM (Zs4uk)

21 >>>>>We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official





Good to know.



*sits home on Tuesday.



F. U. GOP.
.
.
.
.And that is exactly what they are hoping for.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2016 07:25 AM (iONHu)

22 Why would anyone go to N.K.?

Why would said person then try to smuggle anything out?


We kinda know what goes on there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 07:25 AM (vKoqL)

23 19 Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2016 07:24 AM (LTDSy)


Right if the GOP caves on guns they can be a party dedicated to one thing....

making the Chamber of Commerce happy.

I am >-

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 07:26 AM (g8Hfr)

24 So, I'm guessing the Arabs and the Persians are pretty pissed off at those damned Joos taking over control of their hearts with those diabolical anti-Palestinian remote control hearts of death.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 07:26 AM (4ng05)

25 99% chance of the gop folding on the scotus guy

Posted by: NCKate at March 17, 2016 07:26 AM (r9ZCc)

26 25 99% chance of the gop folding on the scotus guy
Posted by: NCKate at March 17, 2016 07:26 AM (r9ZCc)
***
So, you're saying there's a chance they won't....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 17, 2016 07:28 AM (lutOX)

27 25 Posted by: NCKate at March 17, 2016 07:26 AM (r9ZCc)


Funny thing is people think this will flip the court to 5-4 in the other direction...

not true it will let Judas Iscariot Roberts and Derp Kennedy go full lib and it is 7-2 undoing the last 12 years.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 07:29 AM (g8Hfr)

28 Now that I think about it, I can see that the people in California, Washington and Oregon are natural Cruz supporters.

He should win big there.

However, his real strength should be in the Northeast, concentrated in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and such.

Northeasterners are traditionally attracted to Texas evangelicals. No question.

Faced with these facts, I'm looking for a seat on board the Cruz Express.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 07:29 AM (Zs4uk)

29
Why would anyone go to N.K.?



Why would said person then try to smuggle anything out?





We kinda know what goes on there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill

If you must travel to North Korea, just watch the many You Tube videos made by visitors....everyone gets the same tour, after watching a few of the videos, you have seen all you will ever see on a trip their, and a hell of a lots less money.

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (og1C6)

30 "So, you're saying there's a chance they won't...."


Just barely. Until they get their orders otherwise.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (vKoqL)

31 Good morning all.

From this date in 1944 - Anzio

17 Mar 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Gerry sent about 16 planes over early this morning. Dropped flares over the dock and came in for the run. Hit 1 LCI and several LST's. AA Cmdr, Gen. Bradshaw says that the attack was by their "1st team". 4 planes shot down. Attack now set for 19th. Prior CB program set for tomorrow.





LST = Landing Ship, Tank
LCI = Landing Craft, Infantry
AA = Anti Aircraft
CB = Counterbattery

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, just being Muldoon at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (NeFrd)

32 22 Why would anyone go to N.K.?

Why would said person then try to smuggle anything out?


We kinda know what goes on there.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 07:25 AM (vKoqL)

He was a Young Pioneer. F him.

How's that Communism now asshole.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (mEZce)

33 Really pretty amazed at how well the Republican controlled congress ran the Fast and Furious scandal to grround. They need to run some ads: Fast and Furious - Solved!, Benghazi - Solved! IRS - Solved! Elect your GOPe backed Republican candidates today!

Sponsored by Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Trance Creased Pants, and Karl Rove.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (4ng05)

34 32 Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (mEZce)


"we're all comrades, right comrade?"

//Dumbass Liberal From Ohio going to UVA to be a bigger dumbass

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 07:31 AM (g8Hfr)

35 ...If anyone thinks the United States actually intends to ever pay one single cent of principle on the National Debt...

What is National Debt and what is payment?
Not kidding.
For now:
National Debt is scrip at best.
Payment is when US Government Agencies coerce someone to give something to them or another person in exchange for the scrip.
I don't want to be the person coerced. How about you?

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 07:31 AM (I0sxh)

36 If anyone thinks the United States actually intends to ever pay one single cent of principle on the National Debt I would love to know the name of your crack dealer."

Heh. Sorta like getting all fired up over national politics. It's cute that some think it makes much of a difference.

And by "cute", I mean it's fun to watch people sling whatever at each other...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (C9pBZ)

37 The feel good story of the day??

'Science fiction' bionic tissue designed to allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts



And everyone thought hackable dildos were funny.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (ijO9y)

38 No, it will go 5-4 because then Roberts know his vote doesn't matter and Kennedy can continue to play his will he/won't he game of incoherence. Meanwhile the other 5 will be taking any case that undoes any previous decision they don't like.

Plus we the the GOPe announcing that it is now the law of the land.

Posted by: WOPR at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (LTDSy)

39 How safe is it?

Extremely safe! Despite what you may hear, North Korea is probably one of the safest places on Earth to visit. Tourism is very welcomed in North Korea, thus tourists are cherished and well taken care of. We have never felt suspicious or threatened at any time. In fact, North Korean's are super friendly and accommodating, if you let them into your world. Even during tense political moments tourism to the DPRK is never affected.


*books flight

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (mEZce)

40 Ricardo, the Norks claim he removed a propaganda posting in the hotel. But they don't need a real reason anyway.

When I came back from my studies in the USSR in the 80s, I stopped by the propaganda store and picked up a load of propaganda posters at 5 cents a piece.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (EZebt)

41 LST = Landing Ship, Tank
LCI = Landing Craft, Infantry
AA = Anti Aircraft
CB = Counterbattery
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, just being Muldoon at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (NeFrd)

I thought LST meant Large Slow Transport

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (cbfNE)

42 Boehner has made it clear that the motherfuckers intend to install Ryan as the nominee.

It's not just supposition--it's in the open now.

I hope this starts the destruction of the Republican Party. It can't come soon enough to suit me.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (Dttnn)

43
Heh. Sorta like getting all fired up over national politics. It's cute that some think it makes much of a difference.


To quote Grandfather Poppins, "If voting actually could change things, it would be illegal."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (X6fMO)

44 >>>>And holy hell did Trump underperform his polling numbers in North Carolna, Ohio, and Missouri. He missed his polling numbers in some of these by 15 points or more! Survey USA had him winning NC by 20.
-----
Did Trump underperform or did the polls fail? I don't think the pollsters have a good handle on the differences between the states. They clearly nailed it in Florida, but there's been so much emphasis on Florida polling over the last few years that the polling companies probably already know how to sample there. Every state is different and I don't think they have the resources to give accurate numbers for each state.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (Ddp6o)

45 "we're all comrades, right comrade?"

//Dumbass Liberal From Ohio going to UVA to be a bigger dumbass

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 07:31 AM (g8Hfr)

Dah tovarich

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (mEZce)

46 10 Seems like a huge national food chain should've already had a food safety head from the beginning.
Posted by: NCKate at March 17, 2016 07:16 AM (r9ZCc)

Well when you're a hipster company, practices such as McDonalds are not hip enough to follow.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (voOPb)

47 Dang, wish I was Irish.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, just being Muldoon at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (NeFrd)

48 Morning all,

I find it interesting that Israel is often in the news for creating something useful to the world. I haven't seen much about Hamas/Hezbollah/Isis/AlQaeda doing anything similar.
Are they inventing things and creating benefits to society that the press just refuses to publish?

(Do I need a sarc tag?)

Posted by: Moki at March 17, 2016 07:35 AM (7q2ch)

49 33 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (4ng05)


Pretty funny the gop didn't use F and F to ram that gun control crap back up the anti-gunners ass with the reachable people...

"Obama doesn't believe in gun control or he wouldn't be arming Mexican gangs with illegal weapons"....

//A GOP who wants to win....extinct since 2008

Posted by: sven10077 at March 17, 2016 07:35 AM (g8Hfr)

50 Providing a reason for doing what you do is, in politics, almost as important for doing the thing. Instead of their lame, political rationale of "we just don't confirm Supreme Court Justices in an election year," here's how Republicans *should* clarify their opposition to Obama's Supreme Court nominee:

We cannot, and will not, confirm any Justice to the Supreme Court whose vote would imperil important Constitutional Rights such as the Right to Bear Arms and the Right to Practice Religion in accordance with their conscience.

But they will probably stick with that stupid election year obstruction thing.

Posted by: V the K at March 17, 2016 07:35 AM (O7MnT)

51 I visited Austin as a young man, and that's where I learned firsthand to never stick your dick into crazy.

But damn, that was a fun few weeks.

Sigh.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 17, 2016 07:35 AM (PFy0L)

52 Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (ijO9y)

Wow. Think of the extortion potential.

"Don't break my heart, my achey breaky heart..."

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 07:36 AM (cbfNE)

53 47 Dang, wish I was Irish.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, just being Muldoon at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (NeFrd)

Is that sort of a meta pun?*


*I keed, I keed.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 07:36 AM (RD7QR)

54 To quote Grandfather Poppins, "If voting actually could change things, it would be illegal."

I am so stealing that...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 07:36 AM (C9pBZ)

55 Top of the sidebar is a must watch. Not that Halperin is a middle of the road American journalist. Edited, I'm sure but the truth is in there somewhere.

And the description nails it.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 17, 2016 07:37 AM (jIgQw)

56 >>>Austin is over-run with hipsters, millennials, and assorted aspiring Uber drivers.

That's every day in Austin, isn't it?

Austin: the containment area for Texans who don't fit in.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 17, 2016 07:37 AM (Ddp6o)

57 42 Boehner has made it clear that the motherfuckers intend to install Ryan as the nominee.

--

Ryan must give really amazing bjs.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 07:39 AM (cbfNE)

58 56 >>>Austin is over-run with hipsters, millennials, and assorted aspiring Uber drivers.

That's every day in Austin, isn't it?

Austin: the containment area for Texans who don't fit in.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 17, 2016 07:37 AM (Ddp6o)
***
Yep...sad to say....

I love the place, but wouldn't live within the city limits.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 17, 2016 07:39 AM (lutOX)

59 Ricardo, the Norks claim he removed a propaganda posting in the hotel. But they don't need a real reason anyway.

When I came back from my studies in the USSR in the 80s, I stopped by the propaganda store and picked up a load of propaganda posters at 5 cents a piece.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (EZebt)

This is why I don't get why he had to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel room -- if indeed that is what happened.

Propaganda materials are the one thing that's plentiful and free in those countries.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (pC96u)

60 Rubio tells Minnesota backers Cruz "only conservative left in the race"

Link in nick.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (t5zYU)

61 "the Norks claim he removed a propaganda posting in the hotel. But they don't need a real reason anyway. "



Exactly. Just going there subjects you to suspicion and potential prosecution by their authorities. Do nothing and they very well may still accuse and convict you of "spying."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (vKoqL)

62 Good Morning, Horde.

Does anyone have any details about Obama's SC pick? I'm really looking for something to respond with when it's claimed that he's "moderate" and "praised by republicans"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (KUaJL)

63 21 GWS

Maybe the GOP is playing a long game. With all the predicted nastiness that's coming around the corner, who in their right mind would want to be in office when it happens? Maybe the strategy is to let the Democrats own it. Have their fingerprints all over it. Then the GOP could then white knight 2020.

I can see the Romney/Ryan 2020 ticket from my kitchen window...

Posted by: Usestocould at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (F375F)

64 ...missed his polling numbers in some of these by 15 points or more!...

Didn't spend enough money on ad buys.
Some claim he didn't buy any ads but I don't know if that is true.
Sometimes results like this mean ballot stuffing.
He won by the margin of cheating.

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (HSAmh)

65 ...allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts...


****


Take another little piece.

Posted by: zombie Janis Joplin at March 17, 2016 07:41 AM (NeFrd)

66 I visited Austin as a young man, and that's where I learned firsthand to never stick your dick into crazy.

But damn, that was a fun few weeks.


Oh there you are VA GOP Sucks! I've been looking all over for you.

Why didn't you call?! Do you still want me to keep watch on your house? Can I come by tonight?!?

Why aren't you answering your phone?!!??

But you SAID you LOVED ME!!

ANSWER THE GO--DAMN PHONE!!!!

Posted by: Austin Crazy at March 17, 2016 07:41 AM (XkVXQ)

67 It's no mystery why the Vikings spent so much time in Ireland, which had so little wealth to steal. Hot chicks and good whiskey explains a sizeable chunk of history, I'd bet.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 07:41 AM (TxJGV)

68 37 The feel good story of the day??

'Science fiction' bionic tissue designed to allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts



And everyone thought hackable dildos were funny.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 07:32 AM (ijO9y)

I see hackable hearts as an opportunity for a Darth Vader moment: Say something like "I find your lack of faith disturbing" to somebody you dislike, then use your brain-computer link to freeze their online heart implant.

(Like the man said: a sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 07:42 AM (RD7QR)

69 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 17, 2016 07:42 AM (ZQfW9)

70 Gotta catch a nap - big day ahead of me....

Lunch with an adorable intern from engineering, and dinner with my angel and her family.

be well, gentlefappers....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 17, 2016 07:43 AM (lutOX)

71 ...let the Democrats own it...

That strategy is a proven failure.
GOPe isn't that smart.
That GOPe is full of venal people explains everything.

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 07:43 AM (HSAmh)

72 "If voting actually could change things, it would be illegal."

What do you mean? It has a direct impact on our contempt for you...

Posted by: Your GOPe at March 17, 2016 07:43 AM (jO7js)

73 'Science fiction' bionic tissue designed to allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts

I hope the encryption software is up to snuff.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 07:43 AM (KUaJL)

74 Power line on Garland:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/03/obama-nominates-judge-merrick-to-supreme-court.php

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at March 17, 2016 07:44 AM (t5zYU)

75 "the US not having any debt and actually generating a surplus every year and how to deal with that problem."

Well, clearly, the people who saw that as a problem have fixed it real good.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 17, 2016 07:45 AM (Z8DIA)

76 He was a Young Pioneer. F him.

How's that Communism now asshole.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:30 AM (mEZce)


--------------------------

Just curious, was he literally some sort of commie or SJW? All I can tell from what I've read is that he was as stupid as any person his age might be. Went to North Korea to see the place with his own eyes, tried to pull a boyish prank, and SLAM.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 07:45 AM (pC96u)

77 Ya know who put the 'proverbial nail' in the GOP coffin, don't you. (Kaisch helped - no doubt). But it was that arrogant, entitled, elite, plutocrat jackass who says they will pick our nominee for us, and his GOP ilk, who think they can do and say anything they want to with the electoral process, and we have no recourse but to gobble it up.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 07:45 AM (4ng05)

78 The congress critter and piece's author, Duffy, sent the link to MH, no doubt seeking a gold star.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 17, 2016 07:24 AM (BK3ZS

My dear friend Krebs they neglected to research my "gold' star are usaully lead projectiles which had been painted gold. Silly of our betters

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 07:46 AM (voOPb)

79 Faced with these facts, I'm looking for a seat on board the Cruz Express.
Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 07:29 AM (Zs4uk)

We would miss you dearly in all honesty.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 07:47 AM (voOPb)

80 ...Obama's SC pick...
Anti second amendment.
Urban congenial asshole trying to socialize US of A by judicial fiat.

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 07:47 AM (I0sxh)

81 More on Garland: No Senate Action http://natl.re/3ldgBn via @NRO

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at March 17, 2016 07:47 AM (t5zYU)

82 Hairy Reid is speaking today at libtard money launderer "Center For American Progress" to talk about Man-Boy Love, Unpaid Taxes and Donald Trump, the hate-filled violent bigot who must be stomped.

Just another day on the left.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 07:48 AM (TxJGV)

83 Boehner has made it clear that the motherfuckers intend to install Ryan as the nominee.

It's not just supposition--it's in the open now.

I hope this starts the destruction of the Republican Party. It can't come soon enough to suit me.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 17, 2016 07:34 AM (Dttnn)

To his credit, Ryan shot down Boehner's wishcasting idiocy as soon as Boehner finished the scotch and soda that fueled it.

I honestly don't think these national-level Country Club Republicans realize how quickly a political party can implode and disappear. There are historical examples all over the place, with the Whigs being most prominent. If these maladroit masterminds engineer a brokered convention in an attempt to install a bumblefuck like Kasich, the GOP will fracture on the spot, forcing a three-way split: Establishment/moderate, Trumptrue believers, and Conservative/traditional. It seems to me the differences between the three are irreconcilable.

Posted by: troyriser at March 17, 2016 07:48 AM (UWlp+)

84

'Science fiction' bionic tissue designed to allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts


That's something Lindy Booth already does to me.

Greetings Hordelings.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 07:48 AM (LUgeY)

85 garland is also very very very pro-union.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2016 07:49 AM (mw8Dm)

86 82 Hairy Reid is speaking today at libtard money launderer "Center For American Progress" to talk about Man-Boy Love, Unpaid Taxes and Donald Trump, the hate-filled violent bigot who must be stomped.

Just another day on the left.
Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 07:48 AM (TxJGV)

Well, Harry is an expert on two out of three of those subjects.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 07:49 AM (RD7QR)

87 This is why I don't get why he had to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel room -- if indeed that is what happened.

Propaganda materials are the one thing that's plentiful and free in those countries.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 07:40 AM (pC96u)


He was plowing through his rations of Victory Vodka until 5am so probably not in the best frame of mind.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:49 AM (mEZce)

88 Here's a tip to all the LIV numbskulls out there:

There is no such thing as a fun tourist tour of North Korea.

That is all.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 17, 2016 07:50 AM (659DL)

89 Arizona morons and moronettes: Cruz will be campaigning with Rick Perry in the Phoenix area tonight. Rally is free, but ticketed. I think Perry is doing several events in AZ today, but only the 7 pm one is with Cruz. Tedcruz.org should have the details.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at March 17, 2016 07:50 AM (t5zYU)

90 To his credit, Ryan shot down Boehner's wishcasting idiocy as soon as Boehner finished the scotch and soda that fueled it.


Yeah?

If you remember he also shot down the entreats to become Majority Leader also? How'd that work out?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2016 07:50 AM (mw8Dm)

91 Science fiction' bionic tissue designed to allow doctors to program and remotely control patients' hearts



I hope the encryption software is up to snuff.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016

I hope the surgical section of the hospital doesn't have an internet connection.
ransomware is making it big right now. I have already had one attack, but I was able to find a way around it.

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:50 AM (og1C6)

92 Move along subject. Nothing to see here...


Two bullet casings that might have proven an FBI agent shot at Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum apparently disappeared from the scene shortly after the Jan. 26 highway confrontation turned deadly, according to law enforcement sources and newly released police reports.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:50 AM (mEZce)

93 Frum,Brooks or Ross Asshat write a column yet that " moderate" Garland should be confirmed?

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 07:51 AM (B48dK)

94

GOP Supreme Court blockade showing early cracks


Just hours after Obama unveils his pick, some Republicans waver.

yeah. who saw that coming...


Posted by: Mortimer at March 17, 2016 07:52 AM (vnxNx)

95 "The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here"

We have now a representative representative republicish oligarchy. The parties select delegates who may or may not select the nominee we voted for, who may or may not vote the way we want depending upon whether or not our opinions collectively agree with the people actually in power.

Posted by: major major major major at March 17, 2016 07:52 AM (BI/k4)

96 From the Congressman Sean Duffy article:

"For years, the Federal Government glamorized home ownership, holding it up as a fundamental tenant of the American Dream. "

TENET. TENET. TENET.

Moron, and that goes double for the editors.

Posted by: Another Anonymous Asshole On the Internet at March 17, 2016 07:52 AM (vP09u)

97 88 I hear the tree bark soup is to die for.

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 07:52 AM (B48dK)

98 96 Oh Lord.

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 07:53 AM (B48dK)

99
Israeli bionic heart.

Too bad most of world will die because of boycotting filthy Joo cooties.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

100 I hear the tree bark soup is to die for.

Literally.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (659DL)

101 I want to volunteer in North Korea, where do I sign?


As tourism to the DPRK grows so does the interest of foreigners wanting to do and to experience more in North Korea. We are giving you the opportunity to not only learn more about the Korean culture but to also help out local communities in the country by getting involved. For each volunteer tour, a distinct program will be selected, and the entire tour would be based around this program as well as seeing all the must see sights of the country. This introduces each traveller to something very rarely seen, done or performed in the DPRK. Please contact us for more information.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (mEZce)

102 >>"...fundamental tenant of the American Dream. "


*snort*
So the American Dream is now renting homes?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (NOIQH)

103 When Wis has its Primaries the game is all but finished. Not this year. I will vote like th black feral youth of Milwaukee and Madison and vote Cruz 12 to 14 times. That should help.

Since I wasn't boor a poor black child i do have some boundaries to climb.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (voOPb)

104
MH - your link to your Congresscriter's e-mail is the wrong link?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

105 96 From the Congressman Sean Duffy article:

"For years, the Federal Government glamorized home ownership, holding it up as a fundamental tenant of the American Dream. "

TENET. TENET. TENET.

Moron, and that goes double for the editors.
Posted by: Another Anonymous Asshole On the Internet at March 17, 2016 07:52 AM (vP09u)

Maybe the editor saw it as a pun and left it in.*


*Or, maybe she was just incompetent.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 07:55 AM (RD7QR)

106 100 I hear the tree bark soup is to die for.

Literally.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 17, 2016 07:54 AM (659DL)


Or Lisa Douglas' "hot water soup." Ebb swears by it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 07:55 AM (p4UlV)

107 We are giving you the opportunity to not only learn more about the Korean culture but to also help out local communities in the country by getting involved.

What kind of imbecile falls for this?

...

...

...

Sit down, Bernie.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (659DL)

108
Lindy Booth. Had to look her up:

http://goo.gl/m2bn3a

I heartily concur.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (X6fMO)

109 >>"The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here"


Yeah, the media and that thingy we do every four years - primary voting?

Does the media schedule, organize and carry-out that nomination theater, too?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (NOIQH)

110
A Federal tenant of the American Dream would be Section 8 housing in East St. Louis.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (p4UlV)

111 Other than lower taxes for the upper class, what exactly does the GOP stand for anymore ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (zfvHs)

112 Just saw Donald Corleone's new Barking Hillary commercial--pretty funny.

It features Isis Guy, who we should
a. ignore
b. let Russia deal with or
c. send 30,000 troops for.

Vladimir Putin, who
a. is our sworn enemy
b. is my new BFF who didn't kill any journalists, and, hey, we kill people, too. Or
c. He likes me, he really likes me!

and Hillary Clinton, who
a. I voted for
b. i gave huge sums of money to, or
c. i invited to my third wedding.

Great commercial, Blonde Obama.

Posted by: The Wolf Who Cried Boy at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (Ndje9)

113 *sobs*

I'm sorry VA...I don't know what came over me. It's just...you know I only want the best for you and I know just what you need to be happy.

And I'm really sorry for 'borrowing' your dog that one time. But it just showed how much I really know you because you ended up calling!

See! We're like soulmates!

Ok...well can't wait to hear from you!

Posted by: Austin Crazy at March 17, 2016 07:57 AM (XkVXQ)

114 There is one great upside to Trump as our candidate: I'll bet living in Hillary's camps will be very healthful and we will all lose a little weight.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 07:57 AM (TxJGV)

115 Or Lisa Douglas' "hot water soup." Ebb swears by it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016

Read where in the Russian gulags, salted hot water soup with parts of the head of the cow or whatever thrown in for taste.

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:57 AM (og1C6)

116 The GOP is not an oppositonal party, it stopped being oppositonal when they Julius Ceaserd Gingrich. Bohener was one of the cocksuckers who stuck in the knives.

The GOP exists as a weak sattlite to the actual ruling party - The Democrat Party.

They don't care about winning issues or advancing an agenda, they care about having issues to run on not winning them.


And as to the debt to GDP ratio, that is 100pct the fault of the GOP.

At the end of this congress they will have controlled congress, i.e. the power of the purse, for 18 of the last 22 years.

In that time the federal deficit has gone from just under 5 trillion to just under 20 trillion which is a nearly 300 pct increase, all under their watch, all with their imprimatur.

The GOP is a useless fraudulent party, it needs to die.

Hopefully this election will result in its utter demise and a new party can rise.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 17, 2016 07:58 AM (g4721)

117
Two bullet casings that might have proven an FBI agent shot at Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum apparently disappeared from the scene shortly after the Jan. 26 highway confrontation turned deadly, according to law enforcement sources and newly released police reports.
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 07:50 AM (mEZce)

There is so much about that entire episode that stinks to high hell. But the truth is that the government did, and has done a damned good job of making it look like these were all a bunch of nutbags led by a few other nutbags, one of which needed to be killed to bring the rest of the nutbags to heel.*

*For all I know, they were a bunch of nutbags led by other nutbags. Not certian in the least that Finicum needed to be ambushed and killed to bring an end to the 'standoff' of the century. Especially after shit was done to stop the takeover by left leaning nutbags of all the government property during the "occupy Wall Street" BS.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 07:58 AM (4ng05)

118 115
Read where in the Russian gulags, salted hot water soup with parts of the head of the cow or whatever thrown in for taste.
Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 07:57 AM (og1C6)

Siberian cow. Must be a euphemism for rat. Meh, roach.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 07:59 AM (p4UlV)

119 8 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 07:16 AM (X6fMO)

Thanks, dude. She was something else. A dame like that I could see myself marrying.

**sigh**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:00 AM (p4UlV)

120 "I hear the tree bark soup is to die for. "


Ask for the extra mossy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 17, 2016 08:00 AM (vKoqL)

121 J.J. the article is correct. He sent that to me. Guess he wanted to know that i should be impressed by with his knoweldge of the financial war. He cam in on the Tea Party wave replaced Dave fucking Obey 40+year Democrat. He was one of the smallest northern county DA and ran. Good for him. But he votes the leadership way.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 08:00 AM (voOPb)

122 >>There is one great upside to Trump as our candidate: I'll bet living in
Hillary's camps will be very healthful and we will all lose a little
weight.

Uh, you happen to see the comment about the fun camps in the Unhappiness thread last night? Apparently they're kind of a thing our DoD has already scoped out....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:00 AM (NOIQH)

123 111 Other than lower taxes for the upper class, what exactly does the GOP stand for anymore ?

--

Hey, not just lower taxes for the upper class. They're responsive to the Chamber of Commerce too.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 08:00 AM (KUaJL)

124

Lindy Booth. Had to look her up:


She's destined to take the place of Christina Hendricks in your mythology.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 08:01 AM (LUgeY)

125 Austin Crazy

You've really captured the flavor of that relationship. Kudos!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (eytER)

126 The UNO student government seems to be rocketing ahead with the plan to destroy PC by irritating everybody. "If everybody is an oppressor than who is the victim?"

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has the Asbestos Undershorts You Need for Your Internet Flame-Wars! at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (hLRSq)

127 Just curious, was he literally some sort of commie or SJW?"

Well, supposedly the family business was inherited, and dear ol' dad's NYT blog (hint, hint) listed "creating jobs" as a goal of business...

But the chances of any "reporter" actually "researching" anything?

'bout the same as the chance of my "vote" actually counting...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (C9pBZ)

128 "Chipotle Hires Safety Chief"
No shit?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (ioqGj)

129 One of my favorite people wrote an article at the Atlantic about her daughter and Down Syndrome that I hope you'll all read.

http://theatln.tc/1pw5hAU

Penny was a sweet and happy little baby and she's growing up a gift to all who are lucky enough to know her. Please read her mother's wonderful article.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 08:04 AM (TxJGV)

130 "Chipotle Hires Safety Chief"
No shit?
Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (ioqGj)


Boy now doesn't that make you want to eat there?

And my moonbat sister bought stock in that Company

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2016 08:04 AM (mw8Dm)

131 Other than lower taxes for the upper class, what exactly does the GOP stand for anymore ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (zfvHs)


Anything Barry wants, Barry gets. Being supine is so much easier than standing. Plus, it's easier on the knees.

Posted by: RickZ at March 17, 2016 08:05 AM (933h9)

132 128 That's the idea.
New Chipotle Safety Chief

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:05 AM (B48dK)

133 I have this "I (heart) NY" ad at the top and it seems to lock things up every now and then.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has the Asbestos Undershorts You Need for Your Internet Flame-Wars! at March 17, 2016 08:06 AM (hLRSq)

134 Senate will confirm Garland.

Because like ace they think Trump will lose and this is the best deal they will get.

Folding to come in April once Trump is on plan to 1237 and then the press will train its guns on how terribly racist and anti-woman the do nothing obstructionist Congress is for not voting an old white guy in to a lifetime sinecure.

Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2016 08:06 AM (2Ocf1)

135 Other than lower taxes for the upper class"

Really? The GOPe fights for that? Heck, I'm all in...

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:07 AM (C9pBZ)

136 128 "Chipotle Hires Safety Chief"

No shit?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (ioqGj)

That's the goal

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:08 AM (mEZce)

137 Well, from my unique perspective the only good reason to go to the DPRK would be to operate ham radio.
You could be the one station that everyone in the world wanted to talk to, in order to obtain written confirmation of the contact. Every band, every mode, until you couldn't do it any more, and still people would be calling .... and calling ....

Yes, yes, I know, and that's why I'm not doing it right now, just sayin' .... many good and sufficient reasons why P5 is the rarest country in the ham radio universe.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 17, 2016 08:08 AM (Z8DIA)

138 Holy Cross wins their first NCAA Tournament game since 1953! Go Crusaders!

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 08:08 AM (2cS/G)

139 *pushes a bourbon and coke through the USB to steevy

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:09 AM (mEZce)

140 134 Posted by: blaster at March 17, 2016 08:06 AM (2Ocf1)

I'm a pacifist by nature, with a deep Quaker belief in the sanctity of human life. But that said . . .

(REDACTED)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:09 AM (p4UlV)

141 138 Holy Cross wins their first NCAA Tournament game since 1953! Go Crusaders!
Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 08:08 AM (2cS/G)


You mean the school has not yet been strong-armed into changing its name and team name?????

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:10 AM (p4UlV)

142 How has the Crusaders nicknamed survived the NCAA?

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:10 AM (B48dK)

143 "26
25 99% chance of the gop folding on the scotus guy

Posted by: NCKate at March 17, 2016 07:26 AM (r9ZCc)

***

So, you're saying there's a chance they won't....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 17, 2016 07:28 AM (lutOX)"


Yes. There is a 1% chance that SMOD will hit before they fold.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:10 AM (QHgTq)

144 >>Chipotle Safety Chief

Maybe next they can hire a Humility Chief - they were the ones so smug about buying local, organic, never frozen, right?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:10 AM (NOIQH)

145 138 Holy Cross wins their first NCAA Tournament game since 1953! Go Crusaders!

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 08:08 AM (2cS/G)


President Obama Welcomes NCAA National Champion Holy Cross Crusader's to the White House


*please let it be please let it be please let it be

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (mEZce)

146 with a deep Quaker belief in the sanctity of human life. "

Hmm. I'm a believer in Quaker oats. Does that count?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (C9pBZ)

147 Go Crusaders!

Posted by: Lincolntf


*****


Hey, now, get off your high horse there Lincoln.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (NeFrd)

148
Time to break fast, walk the pooch, do some gym time and then visit a PC repair place to learn just how badly boned I am with a laptop that has gone silent since midday yesterday. I fear the worst - the last backup was a month ago and I have done a significant number of things worth saving since then.

BBL...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (BK3ZS)

149 139 I haven't even had breakfast yet...aw fuck it (drains glass)

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (B48dK)

150 130 "Chipotle Hires Safety Chief"
No shit?
Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 08:03 AM (ioqGj)


No shit. I think that's the idea of the Safety Chief. I ate there when it first opened and thought it was quite good.

Today? No way, Hose-B.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (p4UlV)

151 Maybe next they can hire a Humility Chief - they were the ones so smug about buying local, organic, never frozen, right?"

Smug. It's what's for dinner...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:12 AM (C9pBZ)

152 142 How has the Crusaders nicknamed survived the NCAA?
Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:10 AM (B48dK)

I'm thinking that now they've won a game, offended people will start scurrying out of the woodwork like cockroaches.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 08:12 AM (4ng05)

153 Hi VA!! So great to hear your voice again!

So remember that time we were visiting your Great Grandpa's burial site and I brought that strap-on with me to 'spice things up' and you gave me the same look that my cats do when I give them tongue baths and I thought it was like, sooooo cute but then we had to leave because you thought you saw some people coming and I was all like 'ohhh no that sucks' and we left but you had to go to a meeting you forgot about?

That was a really fun day and I hope we can do it again real soon!! Toodles and kisses!!!!

Oh..and don't forget to close your drapes today because I've heard on the police scanner that there's apparently been reports of some strange vehicles hanging around your neighborhood.

Can't be too careful!!!

Posted by: Austin Crazy at March 17, 2016 08:14 AM (XkVXQ)

154 North Dakota University folded and changed from the Fighting Sioux to the Fighting Hawks.

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:14 AM (B48dK)

155 No shit. I think that's the idea of the Safety Chief. I ate there when it first opened and thought it was quite good.



Today? No way, Hose-B.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:11 AM (p4UlV)

I live in an area with Chipotle, Moe's Southwest, and Mighty Taco all within a short walk of each other....Chipotle was always the hip place to go...

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 08:14 AM (og1C6)

156 Holy Cross has fought off the SJW's for years, hopefully the NCAA averts their eyes after this win. If HC beats Oregon, then I expect a new wave of pathetic petitioners to emerge.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 08:15 AM (2cS/G)

157 152 Yeah,I was thinking the same thing."Their name is WHAT!"

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:15 AM (B48dK)

158 I suppose it is too much to hope that the Holy Cross head basketball coach is named Richard King.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:15 AM (NeFrd)

159 President Obama Welcomes NCAA National Champion Holy Cross Crusader's to the White House


*please let it be please let it be please let it be




May they ride in a whumpin' and a whompin' ever living thing in sight!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 08:16 AM (ijO9y)

160 I live in an area with Chipotle, Moe's Southwest, and Mighty Taco all within a short walk of each other"

Anyone else chuckle over the convergence of so called "tex mex" in upstate NY?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:17 AM (C9pBZ)

161
Remaining GOP primaries IMHO that Cruz will NOT win:

Wisconsin, NY, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhodes Island, Oregon, Washington, California, and New Jersey.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 17, 2016 08:17 AM (1ijHg)

162 "Uh, you happen to see the comment about the fun
camps in the Unhappiness thread last night? Apparently they're kind of a
thing our DoD has already scoped out....


Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:00 AM (NOIQH)"


The good news is that the camps are set up with a lot of emphasis on reeducation and changing minds so you will no longer be unhappy with the fundamental changes that are erasing the country you used to know and love.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:17 AM (QHgTq)

163 155 I live in an area with Chipotle, Moe's Southwest, and Mighty Taco all within a short walk of each other....Chipotle was always the hip place to go...
Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 08:14 AM (og1C6)


When I lived in LA, and before I really cooked for myself, it was Baja Fresh more times than I care to remember but it was damn good. I think there may be one in NYC, at least I thought I spotted one. I know they're in the DC area.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:17 AM (p4UlV)

164 'The Mighty Warcocks' team name is still available.

Posted by: Dick Cheney at March 17, 2016 08:17 AM (oCmBC)

165 a third of Sanders supporters won't vote for Hillary. it was in a poll so adjust your worldview.

Posted by: x at March 17, 2016 08:18 AM (nFwvY)

166
Somebody take the car keys from whoever is working the sidebar.

The UNO piece has no link... then it has double links... then it has no link again.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 17, 2016 08:18 AM (BK3ZS)

167 Can we break down the whole brokered convention thing? I'm trying to read the rules, and it doesn't seem like the GOP can just put someone in that they want. Seems the purpose is just to continue to vote to get one of the nominees over that required threshold by releasing the delegates from there pledge. How would the GOP just bring someone in that has no delegates. What am I missing here?

This seems like the standard procedure if neither candidate has the required amount of delegates. I think most delegates would probably stay with there original vote, or maybe there would be enough cross over to give the candidate with the most delegates that edge.

Posted by: spypeach at March 17, 2016 08:18 AM (nyYhO)

168 111 Other than lower taxes for the upper class, what exactly does the GOP stand for anymore ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (zfvHs)

It stands for fuck you and vote for us, peon, and they absolutely won't betray that principle.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 08:18 AM (RD7QR)

169 They can put up Ryan if they want, but. .

If you trace the history of how we got here, starting with Ron Paul, Palin, the Tea party, and Obama, it's just going to get worse.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at March 17, 2016 08:18 AM (VgCnS)

170 Anyone else chuckle over the convergence of so called "tex mex" in upstate NY?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:17 AM (C9pBZ)

Use to spend time in Southern California, surprised at the surplus of chain Mexican places.

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 08:19 AM (og1C6)

171 154 North Dakota University folded and changed from the Fighting Sioux to the Fighting Hawks.
Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:14 AM (B48dK)

St. John's University was always the Red Men, which had absolutely ZERO to do with Indians. And yet, the caved and changed it the Red Storm.

Niggardly on the bravery over there in Queens.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:19 AM (p4UlV)

172 I mean, if the nationalist is turned away, next comes a much uglier variety.

Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (VgCnS)

173 Anyone who wants to see an Establishment Republican in action, turn on Cspan and watch Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan.

Snyder is the smartest, most competent person to ever hold the office, but since he's a GOPe, he's totally ineffective.

Because he doesn't know how to stand up for himself, he will always be known as the guy who poisoned children to save a few bucks.

Fucking weak spined geniuses are twice as damaging to our party than anyone like Trump.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (Zs4uk)

174 Ugh, now drudge has a photo up of one his daughters giving him bunny ears. No news on the peace talks for syria or Russia pulling out of syria. I'm about done with drudge.

Posted by: Draki at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (kkOK3)

175 I'm thinking that now they've won a game, offended people will start scurrying out of the woodwork like cockroaches.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 08:12 AM (4ng05)

Yep. They seemed to have flown under the radar. Other 'Crusaders' have been went after and of course capitulated.

-Pennsylvania university searching for PC replacement for 'Crusader' nickname

-A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its 'Crusaders' nickname after nearly 50 years

-MBU Drops 'Crusaders' Nickname to Adapt To Global Society

-

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (mEZce)

176
So is Holy Cross' school song "Onward Christian Soldiers?"

Mine was "Onward Jewish Lawyers."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (p4UlV)

177 158 I suppose it is too much to hope that the Holy Cross head basketball coach is named Richard King.
----------------------------------------------------

Haha-- to bad, it's the delightful-to-watch Bill Carmody (if he weren't so thin, you'd worry about his heart, he gets so frantic). A good Irish boy from Sea Girt, NJ.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (TxJGV)

178 it was Baja Fresh more times than I care to remember but it was damn good"

Baja Fresh beats all of the other contenders hands down. Kinda miss them...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:21 AM (C9pBZ)

179 156 Holy Cross has fought off the SJW's for years, hopefully the NCAA averts their eyes after this win. If HC beats Oregon, then I expect a new wave of pathetic petitioners to emerge.
Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 08:15 AM (2cS/G)

Now they'll have to also deal with the 'cultural appropriation' crowd on the part of... you know, actual crusaders.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 17, 2016 08:21 AM (4ng05)

180 So is Holy Cross' school song "Onward Christian Soldiers?"

Mine was "Onward Jewish Lawyers."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (p4UlV)So is
+1

Posted by: Draki at March 17, 2016 08:21 AM (kkOK3)

181 178 it was Baja Fresh more times than I care to remember but it was damn good"

Baja Fresh beats all of the other contenders hands down. Kinda miss them...
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:21 AM (C9pBZ)


I remember after coming back from a NYC trip, I went into the Baja Fresh in Beverly Hills and saw a cop on his dinner break. I think he was reading Shooters Bible and Guns and Ammo.

Good times.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:22 AM (p4UlV)

182 People are probably glad to drop the crusader mascots because they're ashamed of being Christians. Can't say I'll miss them much.

Posted by: Draki at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (lNK80)

183 >Two bullet casings that might have proven an FBI agent shot at Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum

Trent Loos covered/interviewed this story and I believe attended the day they surrendered to authorities.

This interview with Jason Chavez is well worth listening to as it relates to the arsenal various gov agencies have stockpiled and questions why they all have their own police force within the agencies.
Podcast is only 3:30 mins and begins at .55

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zenwsqw

Posted by: cind at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (nRbbW)

184 would you like feces with that?

Posted by: kid at Chipotle at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (vnxNx)

185 167 Can we break down the whole brokered convention thing?
Posted by: spypeach at March 17, 2016 08:18 AM (nyYhO)
-------------------------------------------------

This might help you SP.

http://slate.me/1pmVLPS

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (TxJGV)

186 Use to spend time in Southern California, surprised at the surplus of chain Mexican places."

Yeah. San Diego to LA is covered with 'em, but oddly enough, there aren't that many in the Houston area - too many decent local choices, I guess.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (C9pBZ)

187 There are/were a lot of mexican seafood places where I live. There use to be a nice restaurant and they had a cinder shack in the parking lot that sold fish tacos. They are great. 20 years ago you would get 4 tacos and a can of soda for 3 bucks flat. No tax added. Now of course it has gone up, but what a great deal for great food. Food has gotten so expensive - both fast and grocery. The dollar stores have fell in quality and really sell mostly crap these days.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:24 AM (iQIUe)

188 Garland's anti 2A stance is THE most important thing for the Obama-Soros Administration. Its wedge, wedge, wedge 100% of the time, 24/7. Figures he can split off the suburban moms and help agitate the yutes by amping up the "Republicans are pro-gun nuts" in advance of the election.

If he amps up the race-hatred enough I'm sure they would relish a few incidents-ending-badly between urban Obama supporters and armed citizens, as a two-fer: demonize the "gun nuts" and help reproduce the 105% African American turnout that reliably votes 90+% Dem.

If this is 1968 redux I think the Republicans (I know its odd to think of that fractured things a singular "party" but bear with me) are missing a Yuge opportunity to make the election largely about law-and-order.

It won Giuliani the mayorlty in liberal NYC and its worked on a national scale before. It is the perfect anti-theme for the Democrat-Soros engineered Long Hot Summer we are probably going to see.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at March 17, 2016 08:24 AM (k8tEg)

189 Not "Battle Hymie of the Republic"?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 08:24 AM (ioqGj)

190 This interview with Jason Chavez is well worth listening to as it relates to the arsenal various gov agencies have stockpiled and questions why they all have their own police force within the agencies.
Podcast is only 3:30 mins and begins at .55

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zenwsqw
Posted by: cind at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (nRbbW)

Thanks. I'll listen this evening.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:25 AM (mEZce)

191 176
So is Holy Cross' school song "Onward Christian Soldiers?"

Mine was "Onward Jewish Lawyers."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (p4UlV

And yet you failed on both accounts. Smoking cigs and getting under the Jewish princess bras is an outstanding endeavor

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 08:25 AM (voOPb)

192 It's great that people like Erick Erickson have now outed themselves as the partisan hack autocrats and frauds they are. I may not be Trump's biggest fan, but if the man wins fairly, in a manner that most past candidates have, he's the nominee. Ergo, I won't be playing the role of Judas with these losers. I can think of nothing more destructive that will anger people and ensure a loss to The Hag.

In fact, I think they know that and it's the plan. They want a do-over and want to hang the entire process, which they will undermine and destroy, as a "problem with Trump", when it's really a problem with the plotters.

I never thought I would see the day when so-called "conservatives conspired with establishment types to effectively destroy the party for a generation.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:26 AM (O0lVq)

193 I went into the Baja Fresh in Beverly Hills "

Hey, ate at the one on Santa Monica! (which is apropos of nothing, just thought I'd throw it in here)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:26 AM (C9pBZ)

194 171 Yeah I know and I am still trying to find out who was offended by the Hofstra Flying Dutchmen.

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 08:27 AM (B48dK)

195 BREAKING: Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, according to U.S. officials, as he acted to meet a congressional deadline.

Kerry also stated that 'they shouldn't be doing that.'

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:28 AM (mEZce)

196 Smoking cigs and getting under the Jewish princess bras is an outstanding endeavor
---------------------------------------------------------

One of those things is heaven.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 17, 2016 08:29 AM (TxJGV)

197 Just curious, was he literally some sort of commie or SJW?"

Well, supposedly the family business was inherited, and dear ol' dad's NYT blog (hint, hint) listed "creating jobs" as a goal of business...

-------------------------

Nuff said about the family then. Still don't know what that kid had in mind.

But I'd go to North Korea to satisfy my curiosity. I'd behave myself, though.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:30 AM (pC96u)

198 RWC - it's absolutely chilling in mere volume of the stockpiling and scope of the numerous agencies. It is reassuring that Congressman Chavez is holding hearings.

Posted by: cind at March 17, 2016 08:30 AM (nRbbW)

199 >>would you like feces with that?

Doesn't it already come with feces? Or do I have to (sigh) pay extra for that?

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 08:30 AM (Bdeb0)

200 Kerry also stated that 'they shouldn't be doing that.' "

And furthermore, all State Dinners with said participants will be forced to use the cheaper Aussie wines, and food will be prepared by the assistant White House chefs.

Followed by a sternly worded letter.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:30 AM (C9pBZ)

201 Waiting for a Hillary sockpuppet to point out that Baja Fresh means "fresh down below".


I'll just sit over here and keep waiting.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:31 AM (NeFrd)

202 "A University of New Orleans student government executive argues that aside from white males, college students, U.S. citizens, and even right-handers need to check their privilege. "

I acknowledge my privilege. Which is why you will blow me.

Posted by: Grump928(c) like money at March 17, 2016 08:31 AM (evdj2)

203 >>Kerry also stated that 'they shouldn't be doing that.'

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:28 AM (mEZce)<<

I believe the direct quote form Captain Obvious was "that's not very nice".

How come this guys mind is always 6 months behind everyone else?

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:31 AM (O0lVq)

204 Kelly Ayotte: Campaigned as a tea partier but was all the time planning to replace the lost Maine Twin. If she had been honest, she wouldn't be in the Senate right now. At least Rubes generally votes conservative.



Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 17, 2016 08:33 AM (+wjl1)

205 That's Chipotle's poo-poo platter.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 17, 2016 08:34 AM (ioqGj)

206 I acknowledge my privilege. Which is why you will blow me.
Posted by: Grump928(c) like money at March 17, 2016 08:31 AM (evdj2

Or dance when i righthandely shoot at your feet with my ccw weapon of choice at the moment a S&W 380 BG

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 08:34 AM (voOPb)

207 Kerry also stated that 'they shouldn't be doing that.'

---

It's these kind of tough hardline statements that I look to see from a SoS.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 08:34 AM (KUaJL)

208 "111
Other than lower taxes for the upper class, what exactly does the GOP stand for anymore ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 17, 2016 07:56 AM (zfvHs)"


It stands for one way party loyalty where you and the other proles should accept the winner of the primary if that person is acceptable to the party establishment but if the winner of the primary is unacceptable to the establishment, they have no such obligation and are perfectly free to play shenanigans with the rules or sabotage the campaign of anybody they don't like. See, for example, Ken Cuccinelli.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:34 AM (QHgTq)

209 On behalf of our Fraternity, we hereby disclaim all association with Mr. Kerry. We are, at least, supposed to be smart.

Posted by: The Douchebags at March 17, 2016 08:34 AM (k8tEg)

210 >>Kerry also stated that 'they shouldn't be doing that.'

Go clean a blackboard, Lurch.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 08:35 AM (Bdeb0)

211 202 "A University of New Orleans student government executive argues that aside from white males, college students, U.S. citizens, and even right-handers need to check their privilege. "

I acknowledge my privilege. Which is why you will blow me.

Posted by: Grump928(c) like money at March 17, 2016 08:31 AM (evdj2)

*points and laughs at the kids in school

You can't use the scissors! You can't use the scissors!

-Right Handed Privilege

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM (mEZce)

212 One of the comments (it's a blog post now) at my hangout crayfisher.WordPress.com said one of the reasons the GOPe hates Trump is that he is killing the high powered "consultants" racket. Like the guy Jeb paid like 30 million for nothing - not one state won. And here comes Trump who just pays Lewandowski a salary, he doesn't need fundraisers or special meetings, and he's winning everything.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM (cbfNE)

213 Waiting for a Hillary sockpuppet to point out that Baja Fresh means "fresh down below".



So, a Summer's Eve on Baja?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM (ijO9y)

214 Baja Fresh means "fresh down below".

Hmm. I think "baja" is the feminine of "short" in Spanish...

As an aside, anyone else ever chuckle at the various declensions in other languages... while English is superevil (according to SJW)?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM (C9pBZ)

215 This might help you SP.

http://slate.me/1pmVLPS
Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 08:23 AM (TxJGV)

Thanks, lots of information there. But, I'm still left with the question on why everyone is freaking out about this in general. If nobody comes in with the required amount of delegates what is the suggestion, just go with the person with the most? Wouldn't that be a change in the rules? I'm not naive, I understand the distrust with the GOP, but as long as they don't try to change the rules, isn't this the standard procedure put in place?

Now if Trump or Cruz come in with the required amount of delegates and they try to deny either of them their rightful place as the winner, then I get the outrage.

Posted by: spypeach at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM (nyYhO)

216 >>And yet you failed on both accounts. Smoking cigs and getting under the Jewish princess bras is an outstanding endeavor
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 08:25 AM (voOPb)
<<
When I lived in Rome I met a Jewish girl from Ohio. She called me her "goy adventure" before she got married. I had no idea what the heck she was talking about. Only that it was the first time someone had sex with me rather than vice-versa. But now I'm telling tales out of school...

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:37 AM (O0lVq)

217 But Kerry's finding, set to be announced Thursday, will not obligate the United States to take additional action against ISIS militants and does not prejudge any prosecution against its members, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly preview Kerry's decision.
---


Well, they are just icky Christians.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:37 AM (mEZce)

218 208 are perfectly free to play shenanigans with the rules or sabotage the campaign of anybody they don't like. See, for example, Ken Cuccinelli.


Whooo, man, now there is a long list. I believe the corruption in the GOPe, the "me-first" attitude of the consultant/lobbyist class, is what has driven the anger to such an unbelievable level.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 17, 2016 08:38 AM (TxJGV)

219 Oh fuck.

Let's elect more people who are acceptable to the Establishment and who don't embarrass our writers like Rick Snyder.

He's doing so well in the hearings.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 08:38 AM (Zs4uk)

220 >>The good news is that the camps are set up with a lot of emphasis on
reeducation and changing minds so you will no longer be unhappy with the
fundamental changes that are erasing the country you used to know and
love.

And if not? Well, they specify the conditions in which it's OK to shoot camp residents (e.g., trying to escape), and a mortuary in each camp's plans, so....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:38 AM (NOIQH)

221 *points and laughs at the kids in school

You can't use the scissors! You can't use the scissors!

-Right Handed Privilege



Trust me. A left hander can still stab a right hander with right handed scissors.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 08:39 AM (ijO9y)

222 172 I mean, if the nationalist is turned away, next comes a much uglier variety.
Posted by: Bigby's Fistful of Dice at March 17, 2016 08:20 AM (VgCnS)

In this respect we are 5 to 10 years behind Europe and catching up fast. See the Le Pens in France and AfD in Germany.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at March 17, 2016 08:40 AM (RD7QR)

223 The GOP insider (and is Haugland the perfect name or what?) saying how he can manipulate the rules sounds a lot like someone boasting.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has the Asbestos Undershorts You Need for Your Internet Flame-Wars! at March 17, 2016 08:40 AM (hLRSq)

224 Siberian cow. Must be a euphemism for rat. Meh, roach.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 07:59 AM (p4UlV)


Read a book once called 'Coming Out Of The Ice: An Unexpected Life' by Victor Herman, about an American boy whosefather, a Fordemployee,took his family toRussia in the 30's when Ford made an attempt at setting up a factory there. One horrible thing led to another and Victor spent a total of 45 years in various gulags. At one of the worst places in Siberia, he stayed alive by eating rats. He said he was grateful that he had the means to cook them.

I was a kid when I read that book. Put things in some perspective.

Posted by: troyriser at March 17, 2016 08:40 AM (UWlp+)

225 "Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 17, 2016 08:33 AM (+wjl1)"


My best guess is that this foolish young college student had been grievously miseducated up to this point in his life. Perhaps a lawyer among the morons would be able to comment on whether his family has reasonable grounds for a lawsuit against the school he is attending for teaching him that going to North Korea was a good idea or even a safe idea.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:41 AM (QHgTq)

226 Hmm. I think "baja" is the feminine of "short" in Spanish...

****


Well I don't know a declension from an adjectival ramification, but I don't think Baja California means "Short California".

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:41 AM (NeFrd)

227 >>Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?

Yeah, I don't get it, either.
I think schools and popular culture teaching them cultural relativism, and that socialism is OK blunts their perceptions of the danger. That, and an inflated sense (or delusions) of one's own ability to raise awareness for peace blah blah blah. I mean, if you don't believe in good or evil how can you recognize evil?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:42 AM (NOIQH)

228 sock-rat-eez: it might be difficult to write your QSL cards on the toilet paper you steal from the camp commandant's private latrine.

Posted by: PabloD at March 17, 2016 08:42 AM (6zbVX)

229 Hilarious conversation around the coffee pot this morning about Bill Clinton by several millennial types.

One girl shows the other a picture of Bill, and upon seeing him states 'who is that? He looks creepy". Another male kid cuts in and states "Hey did I ever tell you the one about the "cigar" honey? Yes? OK, well how about the one about concubines and Pedophile Island...?"

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:42 AM (O0lVq)

230 Trust me. A left hander can still stab a right hander with right handed scissors.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 08:39 AM (ijO9y)

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:42 AM (mEZce)

231 You can't use the scissors! You can't use the scissors!


*****

I think left-handed rock still beats right-handed scissors.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:43 AM (NeFrd)

232 Hmm. I think "baja" is the feminine of "short" in Spanish...
---------------

It means "lower." Lower California.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:43 AM (pC96u)

233 Yeah what good is the GOPe and how are they different than the Dems.

Oh by the way , did you see that anti-gun Judge that Obama nominated to the SC? He has to be stopped.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 08:44 AM (PMkYS)

234 >>Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?<<

The copious, gratuitous amount of food and white sand beaches?

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:44 AM (O0lVq)

235 Staying on topic...

This asshole Snyder keeps saying that he needs to "change the culture" in the agencies that failed and poisoned the water.

If he was like Trump, he would be saying that he should have fired the career democrats who did this the day he took office, instead of being so bipartisan.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 08:44 AM (Zs4uk)

236 Read a book once called 'Coming Out Of The Ice: An Unexpected Life' by Victor Herman, about an American boy whosefather, a Fordemployee,took his family toRussia in the 30's when Ford made an attempt at setting up a factory there. One horrible thing led to another and Victor spent a total of 45 years in various gulags. At one of the worst places in Siberia, he stayed alive by eating rats. He said he was grateful that he had the means to cook them.

I was a kid when I read that book. Put things in some perspective.

Posted by: troyriser

watched some Finding Your Roots the other night. Dustin Hoffman seemed seriously surprised to find out the Bolsheviks shot his grandfather who went back to Russia and later shot his great grandfather who went to Russia looking for him.

Posted by: x at March 17, 2016 08:45 AM (nFwvY)

237 Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?


****


It seems to me that the "type" of person who thinks it would be cool to visit NK is of the "open borders" mentality. Ironic though when they get in trouble that they want to play the "I'm an American citizen" card.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:45 AM (NeFrd)

238 224 I was a kid when I read that book. Put things in some perspective.

Posted by: troyriser at March 17, 2016 08:40 AM (UWlp+)


And yet all the support for Bernie Sanders from young folk and sadly way too many people who should know better. If they would only open their eyes and ears.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:45 AM (p4UlV)

239 "223
The GOP insider (and is Haugland the perfect name or what?) saying how
he can manipulate the rules sounds a lot like someone boasting.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has the Asbestos Undershorts
You Need for Your Internet Flame-Wars! at March 17, 2016 08:40 AM
(hLRSq)"


If the GOP establishment were not completely tin eared, they would get this guy on Fox news repudiating this statement and apologizing. I don't think that seppuku would be absolutely required but if he were to cut off the little finger of his left hand on camera, that would probably display the proper degree of remorse.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:46 AM (QHgTq)

240 227 >>Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?

Yeah, I don't get it, either.
I think schools and popular culture teaching them cultural relativism, and that socialism is OK blunts their perceptions of the danger. That, and an inflated sense (or delusions) of one's own ability to raise awareness for peace blah blah blah. I mean, if you don't believe in good or evil how can you recognize evil?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:42 AM (NOIQH)

He was a Young Pioneer so the Nork system of government is the ideal.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:46 AM (mEZce)

241 234 >>Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?

The copious, gratuitous amount of food and white sand beaches?
Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:44 AM (O0lVq)


Well, I'm sure Larry Gelbart, Mike Farrell and Alan Alda did their part for the DPRK Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:47 AM (p4UlV)

242 215 But, I'm still left with the question on why everyone is freaking out about this in general
---------------------------------------------------

Again, I think it's the evident corruption people worry about. Thought experiment: if we could trust our party, would normal political deal-making (especially if it's with each other and not the Democrats) provoke such a fevered reaction? Because it does right now.

Voters seem to believe any political deal making is, ipso facto, corrupt. That obviously is exactly the opposite of true, but we do not live in normal times.

I think that's the problem-- voters don't trust the GOP and don't trust deals the leaders will try to make behind closed doors.

And yet, that is what has to happen in a brokered convention, so we need to get over that problem somehow. As Michael Corleone said, we need to settle all family business so we can make the peace. To do that, the GOPe has to somehow meet us halfway, which they won't ever do, and consultants/lobbyists/deviant politicians have to be disciplined. Maybe start with everyone in the side-bar video- expel them from their jobs and the party. Kick John Cornyn in the balls on national TV. Do something positive for America.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 08:47 AM (TxJGV)

243 Rumor from Trump HQ is that retaining loyalist support might get shaky as the campaign goes on, so a plan has been formulated:

The eviction of illegals will leave a vacuum in the yard-labor industry. The victory of Trump over the GOPe commentariat/consultant class will create a surplus of sullen, overeducated, unemployed.

Trump loyalists who stay on-side will each be issued two GOPe menials to perform yardwork, errands, etc.

I have selected S.E. Cupp and Megyn Kelly. Mrs. Zod is not yet aware of this change to our household.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (Bdeb0)

244 Why do people visit North Korea?
-------------------

I'd visit out of curiosity. I know I wouldn't see the real North Korea, but I'd enjoy inspecting the veneer on an Orwellian state.

Seeing Stalin's corpse is on my bucket list. It's an artifact from a way of thinking and living that is rare to find anymore in the Western world.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (pC96u)

245 >>This asshole Snyder keeps saying that he needs to "change the culture" in the agencies that failed and poisoned the water.


Geez, you know how to change the culture?
Fire everyone involved and take legal action against those responsible.

The culture at our federal institutions seems to be FUMU, and "laws and regulations are for the citizens, not us."

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (NOIQH)

246 Dammit, LENIN'S corpse.

I always mix those two up.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (pC96u)

247 The tourist visiting NK was probably in the same mindset as those hiking tourists in Iran... liberalism is a mental disorder.

Posted by: Draki at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (kkOK3)

248 You got that right, PabloD.
Not to mention postage ....

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (Z8DIA)

249 Well I don't know a declension from an adjectival ramification, but I don't think Baja California means "Short California"

Nah. In that context it's "lower", as opposed to Alta (high) California. Which (again, IIRC) is also feminine. So yeah, California is "feminine"...

(insert jokes here)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:49 AM (C9pBZ)

250 Ehhh, maybe I read too much into him being a Young Pioneer.

It seems that is the name of the tour group/agency.

Welcome to Young Pioneer Tours, the first company to offer budget tours to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in mainland China. Specialising in travel to North Korea, we are an adventure tour operator that provides 'budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from'.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:49 AM (mEZce)

251 Whew.. that was a slog.
Lemme see if I got all the high points.

Fresh down below Cali
Nork tourism is bad
Chipotle poo is worse
SCOTUS flipping is expected
The Joos stole my heart

that about cover it?


Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 08:49 AM (aQQbl)

252 As long as the suicide bombers stick to mosques, it's all good.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 17, 2016 08:49 AM (TJbU1)

253 As an aside, anyone else ever chuckle at the various
declensions in other languages... while English is superevil (according
to SJW)?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM


Obligatory:

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

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (bzd8I)

254 >>>>Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking
their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?
<<

It may sound harsh, but at this point I'm going to say enjoy prison.

I've been to many dangerous places, but deliberately putting yourself in danger as some sort of "feel good", "doing the right thing", and worse, "voluntary" endeavor is stupid and just puts other people at risk.

He also did this in an environment where the administration doesn't have very much juice with many of these rogue states. Nor do they have a desire to go to the wire to recover you.

It's deliberately STOOPID.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (O0lVq)

255 How can one food company have so many problems?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (iQIUe)

256 255 How can one food company have so many problems?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (iQIUe)

I know, right?

Posted by: Jack-In-The-Box at March 17, 2016 08:51 AM (RD7QR)

257 My best guess is that this foolish young college student had been grievously miseducated up to this point in his life. Perhaps a lawyer among the morons would be able to comment on whether his family has reasonable grounds for a lawsuit against the school he is attending for teaching him that going to North Korea was a good idea or even a safe idea.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:41 AM (QHgTq)


Yep. They have the same problem in N. Korea. They teach them in schools that this is a country filled with free thinking, independent minded people, going about their lives with little to no government intrusion.


Scares the heck out of most Korean kids. Oh, they have no idea how foolish that notion is, that the USA is increasingly more like Nork every day.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 08:51 AM (Dj0WE)

258 " but if he were to cut off the little finger of his left hand on camera, that would probably display the proper degree of remorse."

I, for one, would consider that acceptable.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 17, 2016 08:52 AM (Z8DIA)

259 Or dance when i righthandely shoot at your feet with my ccw weapon of choice at the moment a S&W 380 BG
----------------
*fistbump*

That's what I carry as well.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at March 17, 2016 08:52 AM (kXzR8)

260 244 Seeing Stalin's corpse is on my bucket list. It's an artifact from a way of thinking and living that is rare to find anymore in the Western world.
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (pC96u)


That would be difficult considering he's 6 feet under. Lenin is in the tomb.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:52 AM (p4UlV)

261 Obligatory:

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

Ha!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (C9pBZ)

262 nd if not? Well, they specify the conditions in
which it's OK to shoot camp residents (e.g., trying to escape), and a
mortuary in each camp's plans, so....


Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:38 AM (NOIQH)

Maybe if Hillary is elected, barbwire futures might be hot.

Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (og1C6)

263 Visit South Korea and call it a day. Nothing you see in North Korea is real so why bother?

I do feel sorry for the kid and believe he will be released after a short while. Not sure why Obama's flackys arent trying to get them out. I wonder if that tour company bothers to lecture people seriously and often that NorKo is no place to fuck around.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (iQIUe)

264 Baseball star Adam LaRoche walks away from $13MILLION and retires because the Chicago White Sox said his son, 14, had to stop hanging around the clubhouse every day


Well, bye

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (mEZce)

265 Boko Haram female suicide bombers blow people up.

Obama: haha. Can you believe those wimpy Republicans, scared of widows and orphans!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (+wjl1)

266 Kick John Cornyn in the balls on national TV. Do something positive for America.
Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 08:47 AM (TxJGV)

-----------------------

I didn't know that show in Idiocracy about kicking people in the balls was a political show, but makes sense.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 17, 2016 08:54 AM (LXJ1e)

267 first 3-4 links cover the traitourous man

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 08:54 AM (voOPb)

268
The only reason to "visit" North Korea is to document the horror that goes on within its borders.

Look up Ahn Chol and watch the films he risked his life several times to sneak out. Harrowing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:54 AM (p4UlV)

269 262 nd if not? Well, they specify the conditions in
which it's OK to shoot camp residents (e.g., trying to escape), and a
mortuary in each camp's plans, so....


Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:38 AM (NOIQH)

Maybe if Hillary is elected, barbwire futures might be hot.
Posted by: colin at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (og1C6)

A generous contribution to the Clinton Foundation is usually a good idea for barbed wire vendors.

Posted by: joncelli, gone Shakespearean at March 17, 2016 08:54 AM (RD7QR)

270 Ehhh, maybe I read too much into him being a Young Pioneer.

It seems that is the name of the tour group/agency.

Welcome to Young Pioneer Tours, the first company to offer budget tours to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in mainland China. Specialising in travel to North Korea, we are an adventure tour operator that provides 'budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from'.
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:49 AM (mEZce)


We're settlers! We settle for things. Like cable tv, and trips to North Korea.....

Posted by: Stupid DirecTV Commerical at March 17, 2016 08:54 AM (Dj0WE)

271 How can one food company have so many problems?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (iQIUe)

It's practically built in to their business model, and when coupled with arrogance it proves to be disastrous. I haven't eaten there in years, and its a shame because the food was pretty good. Then when all this shit started and I realized it's a petrie dish, served on a plate and I just can't go there. I'm not a germ freak in any way, but I do have standards.

Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 08:55 AM (aQQbl)

272 My best guess is that this foolish young college student had been grievously miseducated up to this point in his life"

Yeah. Gotta agree with that. We'll see if he learns, though...


I kinda doubt it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:55 AM (C9pBZ)

273 Ummm, I think I'll have the dysenterrito with a side order of flu-tas. And to drink, a Piña colitis.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:55 AM (NeFrd)

274
261

The end of your link reads like a direct quote from Hackin' Hillary.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at March 17, 2016 08:56 AM (BK3ZS)

275 How can one food company have so many problems?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (iQIUe)

the employees must wash hands sign wasn't written in spanish. JK

But seriously, I went there once a long time ago and the dude taking my order could not understand me at all, I was so frustrated that I told the manager it would be nice if the people taking orders could understand English, he told me that perhaps I should learn how to speak spanish. I just walked out.

Posted by: spypeach at March 17, 2016 08:56 AM (nyYhO)

276
There was actually some jackass who went to North Korea and filmed what he saw. It's a miracle he was not taken out and shot on the spot for being an asshole. Still it's worth searching for on YouTube.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 17, 2016 08:56 AM (p4UlV)

277
"Why do people visit North Korea? I can get missionaries risking their life to spread the gospel, but why do others visit?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 17, 2016 08:33 AM (+wjl1)"


My best guess is that this foolish young college student had been grievously miseducated up to this point in his life. Perhaps a lawyer among the morons would be able to comment on whether his family has reasonable grounds for a lawsuit against the school he is attending for teaching him that going to North Korea was a good idea or even a safe idea.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 08:41 AM (QHgTq)








I'll wager that his school or one of his professors offered to give him school credit for doing a Nork trip. Sounds like the kind of thing our betters in academia would do.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2016 08:56 AM (/wVDI)

278 I remember when the stories of the NorKos kidnapping westerners to make super spies came out. How sick is that? They kidnapped some poor Japanese school girls, put them on a submarine, and took them to NorKo to breed.

There is a documentary on American defectors to NorKo. One guy who remained, the others were repatriated after almost 50 years, was a real asshole.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:57 AM (iQIUe)

279 I've been to many dangerous places, but deliberately putting yourself in danger as some sort of "feel good", "doing the right thing", and worse, "voluntary" endeavor is stupid and just puts other people at risk.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:50 AM (O0lVq)
----------------------

I don't know what the kid's motives were. Maybe just to do something different from the usual London or Paris.

Until I find out more, my only pronouncement is that he was dumb as dirt to steal something he could have gotten for free -- but then he's only 21. How were we at that age?

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:57 AM (pC96u)

280 Baseball star Adam LaRoche walks away from $13MILLION and retires because the Chicago White Sox said his son, 14, had to stop hanging around the clubhouse every day


Well, bye
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 08:53 AM (mEZce)


That, and he wasn't any good without steroids.


And really, there's no point hanging around a White Sox team that sux dix, and won't be winning anything anytime in the rest of his baseball lifetime.


Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (Dj0WE)

281 >>How can one food company have so many problems?
<<

This is what happens when food that requires an extra cautious degree of preparation and handling is done by employees who don't give a fook.

I walked into one about a year ago and when I saw some of the food handling and preparation, I walked out.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (O0lVq)

282 but if he were to cut off the little finger of his left hand on camera,

*****


I'm guessing he would use pinky-ing shears?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (NeFrd)

283 but I do have standards."

And your reason for being here is???

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (C9pBZ)

284 Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton are still the Crusaders. They have big ol' billboards about "This is Cru Country" on I-35.

B/c, Texas.

Posted by: Sal at March 17, 2016 08:59 AM (MRX6w)

285

How were we at that age?

Smart enough to not want to visit a sworn enemy who'd like nothing better than to nuke us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 08:59 AM (LUgeY)

286 There is some British scientist asshole who defected to NorKo taking his poor wife and child with him. Once there, he had a change of heart. After years, he was allowed to attend a conference in the west. His wife was okay with him defecting once again. The plan was for him to appeal to the west to help him get his wife and kid out. Last I heard they are still there. I have big problems with men who put their wives and kids in danger.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:59 AM (iQIUe)

287 Hmm,hanging around the clubhouse."You ever seen a grown man naked Joey?"

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 09:00 AM (B48dK)

288 Why isnt LaRoches kid in school?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:00 AM (iQIUe)

289 I haven't eaten there in years, and its a shame because the food was pretty good. Then when all this shit started


ISWYDT

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 17, 2016 09:00 AM (evdj2)

290 How were we at that age? "

Well, dear ol' dad seems to be a bit left leaning and all that...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (C9pBZ)

291 And your reason for being here is???

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (C9pBZ)

for the lulz

Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (aQQbl)

292 "How were we at that age?"

Smart enough to have already been in the Army for 4 years and have my hands wrapped around the Lanyard of M110.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (WVsWD)

293 "212
One of the comments (it's a blog post now) at my hangout
crayfisher.WordPress.com said one of the reasons the GOPe hates Trump is
that he is killing the high powered "consultants" racket. Like the guy
Jeb paid like 30 million for nothing - not one state won. And here comes
Trump who just pays Lewandowski a salary, he doesn't need fundraisers
or special meetings, and he's winning everything.



Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 08:36 AM (cbfNE)"


Consultants get paid a percentage of the money that they spend on TV commercials. There was a time when TV commercials were an effective way of connecting with voters but both of the Obama election campaigns used a combination of big data analysis to micro target commercials at particular groups on niche cable TV shows that they watch (much cheaper than broadcast TV) and internet ads, also targeted with a particular message towards particular voters. That is more work and does not pay as well so Republican consultants don't like to do it. The Democrats also have a common database that they share between campaigns which Republican consultants hate because they sell their smaller and less useful databases to candidates.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (QHgTq)

294 273 Ummm, I think I'll have the dysenterrito with a side order of flu-tas. And to drink, a Piņa colitis.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 08:55 AM (NeFrd)

-----------

*Up twinkles*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (kTF2Z)

295 Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in mainland China. Specialising in travel to North Korea, we are an adventure tour operator that provides 'budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from'.

---

Protip: There's usually a reason that your mother would prefer you stay away from that place.

Sadly, anyone with the sense to understand the concept of Chesterton's Fence, already knows better anyway.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (KUaJL)

296 And really, there's no point hanging around a White Sox team that sux dix, and won't be winning anything anytime in the rest of his baseball lifetime.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (Dj0WE)
---------------------------------------

It helps he's already made $72 million and could justify in his mind leaving another $13 MM on the table.

Overpaid idiot.

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (TxJGV)

297 Anyone watching the Flint Water hearings should be cured of ever voting for anyone with quiet competence again.

The only person to vote for is a fighter.

Posted by: jwest at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (Zs4uk)

298 Is Chipolte paying their workers $15 an hour? If they are, they should think about lowering it to the minimum wage cause they're going to need the extra funds to try and pull the business up before bankruptcy hits.

Posted by: Sam Seventy-Eight at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (ndWLg)

299 and the chicks

Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (aQQbl)

300 Hmm,hanging around the clubhouse."You ever seen a grown man naked Joey?"
Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 09:00 AM (B48dK)


Yeah, couple the "14 year old kid wants to hang out in baseball clubhouse," with the "some gay dude who can't pitch is complaining he heard teh ghey jokes when he was in the low minors" stories on the same day.


Makes the head ache, it does.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (Dj0WE)

301 Jazz Shaw at Hotair overlooks the fact that a 17 year old male advanced on a 50 something year old women. Burgular was as likely thinking he would get him a gun as fleeing the scene by running over the woman. Looks like Hotair is as conservative as the New York Times.

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (I0sxh)

302 We're settlers! We settle for things. Like cable tv, and trips to North Korea.....
Posted by: Stupid DirecTV Commerical



You want some salted meats for your trip home?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (ijO9y)

303 >>Until I find out more, my only pronouncement is that
he was dumb as dirt to steal something he could have gotten for free --
but then he's only 21. How were we at that age?
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:57 AM (pC96u)
<<

I really don't care what his motivations were. DPRK is a dangerous place to be. If it wasn't this it would be something else. You are spied on and followed by "minders" the entire time you are there. They can grab and detain you for any reason- call you a "spy" if you want and lock you up. You can scream "I'm and American." and "I have rights" all you want. But they don't care.

It ain't Disneyland, nor is it a jaunt across Europe. It's danger tourism at its height.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (O0lVq)

304 There is some British scientist asshole who defected to NorKo taking his poor wife and child with him. Once there, he had a change of heart. After years, he was allowed to attend a conference in the west. His wife was okay with him defecting once again. The plan was for him to appeal to the west to help him get his wife and kid out. Last I heard they are still there. I have big problems with men who put their wives and kids in danger.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 08:59 AM (iQIUe)
------------------------------

Gutless jerk saved his own hide and left his wife and kids behind. They're probably paying a horrible price for his escape.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:03 AM (pC96u)

305 295 Young Pioneer Tours is an adventure travel company formed in 2008 and based in mainland China. Specialising in travel to North Korea, we are an adventure tour operator that provides 'budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from'.

And than we harvest your organs.

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 09:04 AM (B48dK)

306 And really, there's no point hanging around a White Sox team that sux dix, and won't be winning anything anytime in the rest of his baseball lifetime.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 08:58 AM (Dj0WE)
---------------------------------------

It helps he's already made $72 million and could justify in his mind leaving another $13 MM on the table.

Overpaid idiot.
Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 09:01 AM (TxJGV)


Well sure. Some time ago there was discussion of guys in their mid to upper 30s deciding to retire rather than hang on. Now, I don't know if there are more of them doing it these days, but having many much millions already has to help the decision.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 09:04 AM (Dj0WE)

307 And than we harvest your organs.

At least your kidneys end up back in America.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 17, 2016 09:05 AM (evdj2)

308
Dammit, LENIN'S corpse.

I always mix those two up.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (pC96u)






Lenin = Goatee

Stalin = Cockroach moustache

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2016 09:05 AM (/wVDI)

309 "test"

Oh heck no. Next you'll be telling me there's math here.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:05 AM (C9pBZ)

310 Merrick Garland???

I dont think you should represent the justice system when your name sounds like you have stolen it from a Harry Potter novel.

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at March 17, 2016 09:05 AM (gK0FI)

311 >>Boko Haram female suicide bombers blow people up.
Obama: haha. Can you believe those wimpy Republicans, scared of widows and orphans!

They're using the kidnapped Christian school girls as suicide bombers, right?

Brink back our girls ---> Bring back our girls in one piece

And not a peep from anyone who was totes vocal about those kidnapped girls, including the Obamas, despite the numerous suicide bombings they've used them for. Despicable.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 09:06 AM (NOIQH)

312 We're settlers! We settle for things. Like cable tv, and trips to North Korea.....
Posted by: Stupid DirecTV Commerical

--------------------------------

You want some salted meats for your trip home?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (ijO9y)


Don't open that curtain son, uncle Bernie is on the other side taking a bath and running for President.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 17, 2016 09:06 AM (Dj0WE)

313 303 >>Until I find out more, my only pronouncement is that
he was dumb as dirt to steal something he could have gotten for free --
but then he's only 21. How were we at that age?
Posted by: iforgot



At 21, I had a year under my belt working in a Texas Prison.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:06 AM (ijO9y)

314 Patriots sign TE Martellus Bennet a day after signing DE Chris Long. Not bad work.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 09:08 AM (2cS/G)

315 At 21, I had a year under my belt working in a Texas Prison.

Posted by: rickb223


*****


Chain gang?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 09:08 AM (NeFrd)

316 Glen Beck doesn't seem to realize he is a socialist. Thinks we have to partner with God in groups. That God can't do it alone.

O ye of little faith.

I don't mine working with decent reasonable people.
When I ask God for help he arranges that I meet up with them. We help each other.

Glen Beck has done well for himself financial.
I feel sympathy shame for Beck for his lack of faith and the misleading of others.

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 09:08 AM (I0sxh)

317 303 >>Until I find out more, my only pronouncement is that

he was dumb as dirt to steal something he could have gotten for free --

but then he's only 21. How were we at that age?

Posted by: iforgot

at 21 I was just out of the military, married, working full time, sharing one car with my wife, and in my first year of 4 carrying 12 credit hours of night school.


Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 09:09 AM (aQQbl)

318 301 Jazz Shaw at Hotair overlooks the fact that a 17 year old male advanced on a 50 something year old women. Burgular was as likely thinking he would get him a gun as fleeing the scene by running over the woman. Looks like Hotair is as conservative as the New York Times.
Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 09:02 AM (I0sxh)

===========
It was reported that he was climbing out the window and he died in the yard.

But remember the TX case? The first one. The guy shot the two robbers out on his front lawn.

I think she had valuables that she was worried he had found and taken and wanted to stop him. If she had waited for the cops, he wd have been long gone. And yes, property does matter. I hate when people say it doesnt. If you cant pay your mortgage and bills, if you cant drive to work - that is devastating to people.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:09 AM (iQIUe)

319 Hey, hey!

I never had a mustache on my beautiful boyish face, but at least I'm man enough to ski the K-12.



Now, who would like to hold my clip board?

Posted by: Roy Stalin at March 17, 2016 09:10 AM (oCmBC)

320 21 my brother had just spent 2 years with the electric strawberries in Vietnam

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:11 AM (DQlcX)

321 That UNO story in the sidebar is timely. I'm friends with the guy who was just named president of UNO. Good luck Nick!

Posted by: Timon at March 17, 2016 09:12 AM (KSonr)

322 At 21 I was wrapping up elementary school.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 09:12 AM (NeFrd)

323 How smart were we at that age?

I thought one of the gifts to humanity is the willingness of young males to take insane, deadly risks, like flying solo around the world in some new-fangled "aeroplane" technology or sailing from Lisbon to "India."

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:12 AM (pC96u)

324 Some of these people in the so called Calais Jungle sewed their mouths shut in protest. Does anyone want to let in people who sew their mouths shut??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:12 AM (iQIUe)

325 These guys just signed their death warrants.
The SJWs are going to go batshit crazy when they see this.

http://tinyurl.com/zblclsu

Basically they called allowing children to undergo chemical or surgical gender "reassignment" child abuse.

Posted by: Iblis at March 17, 2016 09:12 AM (9221z)

326
Consultants get paid a percentage of the money that they spend on TV commercials.
--

Talk about perverse incentives!
No wonder Mrs Walker told her husband to walk away. What a racket!

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 09:13 AM (cbfNE)

327 ok, we had a happy thread, and a not happy thread, and a thinking thread.

Can we have a funny thread? with jokes and humor and stuff?

Amy Schumer is in need of new material.

Posted by: Leon James at March 17, 2016 09:13 AM (DOdDC)

328 But remember the TX case? The first one. The guy shot the two robbers out on his front lawn.




Don't mess with Texas. We can shoot you for "criminal mischief at night".

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:14 AM (ijO9y)

329 Bears are going to miss Martellus. Last night youngest kidlet and I were talking about how nice he was to watch and that the Cutlet was finally using the other options than the long pass. My own theory is that the Cutlet finally got his QB stats and could play real football without worrying about his record book. Last year was more fun than the past few years.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 17, 2016 09:15 AM (MIKMs)

330 Trump loyalists who stay on-side will each be issued two GOPe menials to perform yardwork, errands, etc.

Hell, I could use the help these days. I'd sign up in a heartbeat if he did that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 17, 2016 09:15 AM (9krrF)

331 Can we have a funny thread? with jokes and humor and stuff?


Simply for the halibut?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:15 AM (ijO9y)

332 Rubio was fleeced by consultants. I think one guy walked away with 14 million bucks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:16 AM (iQIUe)

333 Chipotle - what makes me laugh is that a year or so ago Mad Money Cramer kept shilling their stock. Now he pretends he never heard of them.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 09:16 AM (cbfNE)

334 At 21, I was operating a Multiple Launch Rocket System on the German-Czechoslovakian border.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 09:16 AM (2cS/G)

335 But remember the TX case? The first one. The guy shot the two robbers out on his front lawn.

It wasn't even his house . It was his neighbors house they were leaving after burglarizing.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 09:17 AM (PMkYS)

336 >>Hell, I could use the help these days. I'd sign up in a heartbeat if he did that.

It's called the "Make My Yard Look Great Again" program.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:18 AM (Bdeb0)

337

Basically they called allowing children to undergo chemical or surgical gender "reassignment" child abuse.

It's about time someone stood up against the gender psychos and stated the simple biological truth.

Hold fast.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 09:18 AM (LUgeY)

338 >>Does anyone want to let in people who sew their mouths shut??

Yikes! That's...disturbing. Nightmarish.

(If only we could get the SJW's here to do it? KIDDING!!!!)

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 09:18 AM (NOIQH)

339 "245
>>This asshole Snyder keeps saying that he needs to "change the
culture" in the agencies that failed and poisoned the water.



Geez, you know how to change the culture?
Fire everyone involved and take legal action against those responsible.

The culture at our federal institutions seems to be FUMU, and "laws and regulations are for the citizens, not us."




Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 08:48 AM (NOIQH)"


Fire them and take away their pensions. They have attended mandatory classes on the subject of not doing the things that they did and the penalties for doing so.


Penalties do not affect behavior unless they are enforced, at least occasionally. If the head on the stick gets too old, the deterrent effect decreases until it is replaced with a fresh head.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 09:18 AM (QHgTq)

340 Trump loyalists who stay on-side will each be issued two GOPe menials to perform yardwork, errands, etc.

--

Dagnabbit, can't think of two GOPers I'd trust to pull weeds in the back yard.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 09:19 AM (cbfNE)

341 At 21, I was operating a Multiple Launch Rocket System on the German-Czechoslovakian border.
---------------------
For danger quotient, how does that rank vs going on a Young Pioneer tour to North Korea?

The kid had his preferred flavor of danger, you had yours.

I'm not getting all the judgey stuff. Let's face it, the Norks are punishing him out of all proportion to his crime of stealing a 2-bit souvenir.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:20 AM (pC96u)

342 >>Can we have a funny thread? with jokes and humor and stuff?


This is funny in a catty, schadenfreude way:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/joduxad

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 09:21 AM (NOIQH)

343 At 21 if I had said to my father, who is a Korean War vet, that I want to got to North Korea to look around, he would have beat me senseless. Probably still would.

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at March 17, 2016 09:21 AM (RdP/w)

344 >>Penalties do not affect behavior unless they are enforced, at least occasionally. If the head on the stick gets too old, the deterrent effect decreases until it is replaced with a fresh head.

The "old head" must not be retired until *just before* the stench ends; the "new head" that replaces it must be *just old enough* to have turned noisome. Both conditions can be measured.

In this way, regulation and standardization ensure desired outcomes.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:21 AM (Bdeb0)

345 For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry
And all their songs are sad.

- G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
(Ballad of the White Horse)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:22 AM (9mTYi)

346 Rubio was fleeced by consultants. I think one guy walked away with 14 million bucks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:16 AM (iQIUe)

--------------------------

All Rubio had to do was read Victor Davis Hansen -- for free.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:22 AM (pC96u)

347 >>Dagnabbit, can't think of two GOPers I'd trust to pull weeds in the back yard.

No worries; when ordered to remain on all fours, they can be used as side-tables, benches, or step-ladders.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:23 AM (Bdeb0)

348 >>Penalties do not affect behavior unless they are enforced, at least occasionally. If the head on the stick gets too old, the deterrent effect decreases until it is replaced with a fresh head.

The "old head" must not be retired until *just before* the stench ends; the "new head" that replaces it must be *just old enough* to have turned noisome. Both conditions can be measured.

In this way, regulation and standardization ensure desired outcomes.



Change heads daily.
Hourly if need be.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:23 AM (ijO9y)

349 And now for my most favorite Irish joke ever:

Two Irishmen walk out of a bar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:24 AM (9mTYi)

350

I'm not getting all the judgey stuff. Let's face it, the Norks are punishing him out of all proportion to his crime of stealing a 2-bit souvenir.

Nothing judgey at all about noticing dumbassedness.

The kid would be free today if he hadn't gone there in the first place. If he didn't already know that the Norks hate us and bought into all the multi-culti BS, I have no sympathy for him.

That's a very special type of stoopid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 09:24 AM (LUgeY)

351 >>No worries; when ordered to remain on all fours, they can be used as side-tables, benches, or step-ladders.

Actually, they're spineless, and so can't bear much middle-back weight--scratch the benches or step-ladders part.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:24 AM (Bdeb0)

352 Ole Mary Beth on Twitter, what a tool. She did all this research yet she can't use any of it to prove her point.

English 101 Mary Beth, make a point like that, back it up with some facts.

Posted by: jazzuscounty at March 17, 2016 09:24 AM (FnpRr)

353 No worries; when ordered to remain on all fours, they can be used as side-tables, benches, or step-ladders.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:23 AM (Bdeb0)

where do I sign up?

Posted by: Christian Gray at March 17, 2016 09:24 AM (aQQbl)

354 Man, I'm in the wrong business. What do I need to do to get into Republican consulting?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 09:25 AM (KUaJL)

355 It was reported that he was climbing out the window and he died in the yard."

There are mixed reports (shocking, I know) - some indicate there may have been some sort of confrontation.

Either way, it's still the feel good story of the day...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:26 AM (C9pBZ)

356 The kid would be free today if he hadn't gone there in the first place. If he didn't already know that the Norks hate us and bought into all the multi-culti BS, I have no sympathy for him.

---

I'm told that such accusations are victim blaming, you hater.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 09:26 AM (KUaJL)

357 "At 21, I had a year under my belt working in a Texas Prison.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:06 AM (ijO9y)"


I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole.
No one could steer me right but Mama tried.

Posted by: Merle Haggard at March 17, 2016 09:26 AM (QHgTq)

358
Oh by the way , did you see that anti-gun Judge that Obama nominated to the SC? He has to be stopped


Why? So Hillary can appoint someone who is just as anti-2nd Amendment but even more liberal?

If people want to "burn it all down", they shouldn't complain when they find themselves caught in the rain with no roof over their heads.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 17, 2016 09:27 AM (iOusb)

359 Decisions, decisions. Sit here and do nothing or get my butt in gear and start with the yard work?

The lazy bug bit me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 09:27 AM (WVsWD)

360 >>If people want to "burn it all down", they shouldn't complain when they find themselves caught in the rain with no roof over their heads.

Sweet, sweet rain.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:28 AM (Bdeb0)

361 It wasn't even his house . It was his neighbors house they were leaving after burglarizing.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 09:17 AM (PMkYS)

==========
He observed them burglarized his neighbors home and then they were heading towards his and were on his porch.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)

362 At 21 if I had said to my father, who is a Korean War vet, that I want to got to North Korea to look around, he would have beat me senseless. Probably still would.

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at March 17, 2016 09:21 AM (RdP/w)
-------------------------

I'd like to see what he fought. I admire people who go there knowing full well what it is, take copious hand-written notes in code, and come back and write exposes.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:28 AM (pC96u)

363 RWC - Political Consultant Extraordinaire

Horde, what should such and such candidate do?



*compiles answers

**presents to candidate as original ideas

***Mega Profit!!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:28 AM (mEZce)

364 The kid is an idiot, no doubt, but I acknowledge that 15 years of hard labor in a Nork prison camp is a bit harsh for stealing a tchotchke.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 17, 2016 09:29 AM (2cS/G)

365 327 ok, we had a happy thread, and a not happy thread, and a thinking thread.

Can we have a funny thread? with jokes and humor and stuff?

Amy Schumer is in need of new material.
Posted by: Leon James at March 17, 2016 09:13 AM (DOdDC)


We haven't had a bewb thread in forever. Smart military blogs always have bewb threads, and Teen Asian-Anal-Cumslut-Thai-Tranny-Hooker threads. Oh and Lace Front Wigs.

Posted by: Iblis at March 17, 2016 09:29 AM (9221z)

366 OK we have officially jumped the shark in regards to Trump. NYT is running an article saying if Trump is elected a Global Risk analysis group has determined he will drag the world economy down into the tubes.

Sounds to me like they are looking for a hysterical excuse for something that is already happening

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 17, 2016 09:30 AM (iONHu)

367 stealing a tchotchke"

And that's code for ???

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:30 AM (C9pBZ)

368 Oh and Lace Front Wigs."

And volcanoes. In movie reviews.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:31 AM (C9pBZ)

369 tchotchke?

Isn't that a pig in a blanket kinda thing in Texas?

Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 09:31 AM (aQQbl)

370

Horde, what should such and such candidate do?


I still think Ace should turn this place into a conservative think-tank thingy, get some funding (preferably a dump truck full of it) and put all of us on salary.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 09:31 AM (LUgeY)

371 "Did Trump underperform or did the polls fail? I don't think the pollsters have a good handle on the differences between the states. They clearly nailed it in Florida,..."

No question that some of the polling firms don't have a handle on the states. But one that really got NC wrong was PPP. They are in NC and should know the state well.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 09:31 AM (JYSfQ)

372 310 Merrick Garland???

I dont think you should represent the justice system when your name sounds like you have stolen it from a Harry Potter novel.


I think it sounds more like the wacky neighbor on an 80s sitcom.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 17, 2016 09:32 AM (r9tFS)

373 If the guy was taking copious notes

Or he could've been just an asshat

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:32 AM (DQlcX)

374 So katshit is there to screw over Cruz and be the face of the "reasonable rethuglickan that leftists might vote for if only he wasn't a rethuglickan".

Meanwhile, the GOPe is growing increasingly vocal and overt about telling their own base to go to Hell, because Trump is the face of defiance of them, not Cruz.

The consulttants will be happy.
The left, which adores power plays and chicanery, will be happy.

The MFM will be happy.

Ad the GOPe will be happy.

Great.

Sorry, I'm Irish, so I thought that a depressing statement would be appropriate today.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 17, 2016 09:32 AM (326rv)

375 If he didn't already know that the Norks hate us and bought into all the multi-culti BS, I have no sympathy for him.
------------------------

IF.

What do we know about the kid? Maybe he went to see their lousy lifestyle and report back. He didn't seem to have much respect for their propaganda or he wouldn't have tried to remove some as a souvenir.

Congratulations to you for being so savvy at that age. That kid has lefty parents who (by definition) misled him.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:33 AM (pC96u)

376 >>I still think Ace should turn this place into a conservative think-tank
thingy, get some funding (preferably a dump truck full of it) and put
all of us on salary.


Heh. How about Amazon credits so we could keep up with all of the Sunday book thread recommendations...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 09:34 AM (NOIQH)

377 tchotchke?

Isn't that a pig in a blanket kinda thing in Texas?"

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:34 AM (C9pBZ)

378 A Korean vet took a tour to NorKo, told someone that he had bombed the place and they arrested him. The guy was in his 80s. He had to apologize and all that stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill_Newman

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:35 AM (iQIUe)

379
Why? So Hillary can appoint someone who is just as anti-2nd Amendment but even more liberal?


IOW, "Eat Obama's dog shit sandwich so you won't have to eat Hillary's gorilla shit sandwich next year!"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 09:35 AM (X6fMO)

380 Or he could've been just an asshat

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:32 AM (DQlcX)

-------------------

Could have. Was he? If I find out he was another Rachel Corrie, I'll jump in on him. Until I know, I'm only condemning him of stupidity for stealing something he could have gotten for free in a totalitarian country.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:35 AM (pC96u)

381 I still think Ace should turn this place into a conservative think-tank thingy, get some funding (preferably a dump truck full of it) and put all of us on salary.

I dunno, that extra $.25 a year might put me in the next tax bracket...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 17, 2016 09:35 AM (9krrF)

382 Federal debt, GDP, Ouch. Not good

Interesting. So for all of our (justified) bitching about the debt that Bush 43 racked-up, it took 1) the collapse of the real estate bubble and 2) the election of a Democrat House and Senate in 2007 to grow the Debt/GDP ratio to the same level it was at the peak of Bill "Fiscal Discipline" Clinton's reign.

Like I said, interesting.

Any doubts where it's going after the next election? Hello 150% and beyond! And yeah, it has nothing to do with which New York Lib gets elected Leader of the (Sort-of) Free World in November.

Posted by: DocJ at March 17, 2016 09:35 AM (zrsn3)

383 "How were we at that age?"
...
Had just purchased my first rental property while working two jobs and going to college. Drinking like a fish though and nailing whatever moved.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (1H9ox)

384 Kid was at UVA. CIA does recruit out of UVA, iirc

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (DQlcX)

385 371 "Did Trump underperform or did the polls fail? I don't think the pollsters have a good handle on the differences between the states. They clearly nailed it in Florida,..."

No question that some of the polling firms don't have a handle on the states. But one that really got NC wrong was PPP. They are in NC and should know the state well.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 17, 2016 09:31 AM (JYSfQ)


The old farts in heaven's waiting room still have landlines, and still answer the phone.

Posted by: Iblis at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (9221z)

386 tchotchke

Joanie loved him.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (r9tFS)

387 Idaho Senate passes Constitutional Carry Law. Now on to the House where it will probably also pass too.

As soon as the Idaho Gub'nor signs it, that will make 9 States that have adopted CC.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (WVsWD)

388 I think it's perfectly reasonable to think Otto Warmbier (stupid name) is a mentally-challenged yoot and simultaneously think that North Korea needs to be ground into the dust.

Kid is dumb. North Korea is dumb.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 17, 2016 09:37 AM (PFy0L)

389 Jedediah Bila rockin' some boots.

'cause I'm a giver


http://tinyurl.com/gwdmk42

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:37 AM (mEZce)

390 Why? So Hillary can appoint someone who is just as anti-2nd Amendment but even more liberal?

Define "even more liberal"? On just about every issue that matters to anyone this guy is going to be at least a reliable a leftist vote on the SCOTUS as Breyer - that is to say, almost perfectly reliable.

Oh, and g'mornin horde!

Posted by: DocJ at March 17, 2016 09:38 AM (zrsn3)

391 349 And now for my most favorite Irish joke ever:

Two Irishmen walk out of a bar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:24 AM (9mTYi)

into another bar.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 09:38 AM (PMkYS)

392 380 Or he could've been just an asshat

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:32 AM (DQlcX)

-------------------

Could have. Was he? If I find out he was another Rachel Corrie, I'll jump in on him. Until I know, I'm only condemning him of stupidity for stealing something he could have gotten for free in a totalitarian country.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:35 AM (pC96u)


He was up until 5am drinking vodka.

Everything is a 'good idea' at that point.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (mEZce)

393 What if the CIA sent him. They do have college recruitment

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (DQlcX)

394 Erin Go Bra-less! Wings! Beer! Sports! Are you not entertained?!

Posted by: Hooters at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (gwG9s)

395 Visit beautiful North Korea for spring break!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (Nwg0u)

396 CIA does recruit out of UVA"

Why? Do they spy* or something... besides Muslim outreach?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (C9pBZ)

397 Had just purchased my first rental property while working two jobs and going to college. Drinking like a fish though and nailing whatever moved.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (1H9ox)
-------------------

There ya go. I see 15+ years of serious consequences on either of those. Thank you for the "though," no snark.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (pC96u)

398 What doesn't add up re:Otto Warmbier

So, some church lady in Virginia promised him a 10k car if he stole the propaganda banner, and she promised his family 200k (!!!) if he got caught.

200 f--king thousand dollars for a poster...because she wanted to hang it in her church. A NORK propaganda poster. In her church.

Riiiiiight. The story stinks to heaven. There's got to be more "there" there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (r9tFS)

399 Sean, Seamus and Liam were stumbling home late one night after several drinks at the pub, and they came upon a cemetery by the side of the road. "Let's see who can find the oldest denizen of this cemetery," Sean exclaimed.

Whereupon Liam peered at a marker and said, "This feller, John, from Killarney, was 87."

Sean went a little deeper into the cemetery and said, "Here's Mary, from Cork, 102!"

Seamus, being askeered of cemeteries had stayed by the side of the road, but reading another marker yelled, "I've got you both beat. This one's 152."

"What's his name?" Sean yelled.

Seamus squinted at the sign and replied, "Miles, from Dublin."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (NeFrd)

400 "I'm not getting all the judgey stuff. Let's face it,
the Norks are punishing him out of all proportion to his crime of
stealing a 2-bit souvenir.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:20 AM (pC96u)"


But that is the piquance of that particular adventure vacation. It is one thing to accept necessary danger involved in some worthwhile activity and another to take stupid, dangerous, unnecessary risks that put you and possibly other people in danger.


Howard Dean's brother was shot by the Khmer Rouge while kayaking down the Mekong River during an adventure vacation. That dick head who starved to death in Alaska documented in the book "Into the Wild" deserves judgement and contempt as well as that guy who was eaten by his friends the grizzly bears.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (QHgTq)

401 Thanks for the link to the ACP denouncing gender reassignment for kids. Finally some sanity.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (cbfNE)

402 Why? Do they spy* or something... besides Muslim outreach?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (C9pBZ)


NASA does Muslim "outreach". CIA does Muslim reach-around.

Posted by: Iblis at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (9221z)

403 Top o' the' mornin', to all'a y'all! Okay, maybe not the top anymore, but howdy, anyway.

Not only is it that Irish holiday thing today, it's also my website's anniversary. Offering homespun webworks direct to websurfers since 1996 March 17 - 1,150 peculiar posts... and still one of the web's best-kept secrets.

Alexa global ranking: #5,081,200... but that's up from #5,085,067 last night, so, going viral!

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (sVGvG)

404 CIA recruits out of Georgetown and UVA, among others

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (DQlcX)

405

What if the CIA sent him. They do have college recruitment

I'd think they'd have instructed him to keep a lower profile. He can't report much from a Nork prison camp.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (LUgeY)

406 389 Jedediah Bila rockin' some boots.

'cause I'm a giver


You are a great American.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (r9tFS)

407 Thirty school district buildings in Newark are temporarily using alternative water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead in the schools' drinking water, Department of Environmental Protection officials announced in a joint release with Newark Public Schools Wednesday.




http://tinyurl.com/hxrapxu


Damn those Republicans!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (mEZce)

408 Wang! at March 17, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)

We must be talking about a different person because that's not the case. You can listen to his 911 call if you want.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (PMkYS)

409 He was up until 5am drinking vodka.

Everything is a 'good idea' at that point.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:39 AM (mEZce)
-----------------------

Ooh, I'd forgotten about that. Add some more stupid points for DWI (Doing Anything While Intoxicated) in North Korea.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:42 AM (pC96u)

410 >>And than we harvest your organs.

Posted by: steevy at March 17, 2016 09:04 AM (B48dK)
<<

Thread-winner.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 09:42 AM (O0lVq)

411 What do we know about the kid? Maybe he went to see their lousy lifestyle and report back. He didn't seem to have much respect for their propaganda or he wouldn't have tried to remove some as a souvenir.

Congratulations to you for being so savvy at that age. That kid has lefty parents who (by definition) misled him.
Posted by: iforgot

If he had gone to a mexican city that hosted hundreds of thousands of Western tourists a year, and been involved in a crime or had blundered into a high crime, unstable area, that would be understandable.

he wasn't going to a normal tourist destination. Even the MFM has been reporting everything from slave labor to famine. There is a frickin' DMZ. At the height of the Cold War, tourists went to West Germany; how many took in the sights of East Germany!?!

In order to land himself in this situation, he had to work at it. It didn't hunt him down, like terrorism in Israel or Northern Ireland.

he stuck his dick in te crazy known as N. Korea. It may have been good for N.Korea; for him? Not so much.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 17, 2016 09:42 AM (326rv)

412 407 Thirty school district buildings in Newark are temporarily using alternative water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead in the schools' drinking water, Department of Environmental Protection officials announced in a joint release with Newark Public Schools Wednesday.




http://tinyurl.com/hxrapxu


Damn those Republicans!!!
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:41 AM (mEZce)


Yeah, because they couldn't beat that asshat Corey Booker.

Posted by: Iblis at March 17, 2016 09:43 AM (9221z)

413 "Great, you lunkhead. Now we're going to have to pee in the boat."


/Just the Irish punch line

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 17, 2016 09:43 AM (NeFrd)

414 I think the NORKS came up with the payment part of the story. I don't believe it

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:43 AM (DQlcX)

415 When she switched on the light, a spark ignited methane gas..
------------

To bad they didn't have mercury switches, like our house does. No sparks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:44 AM (9mTYi)

416 That dick head who starved to death in Alaska documented in the book "Into the Wild"


Jon Krakauer's carefully researched book INTO THE WILD makes a compelling case that the kid accidently poisoned himself by eating improperly stored wild foods of some type (I have the book, but not with me.) Which does make more sense, considering the kid really did have some serious survival skills.

The story is nowhere near as cut and dried as people think.e

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 17, 2016 09:44 AM (r9tFS)

417 I don't think we should call universities "universities" any more. We should call them "ignorance farms."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 17, 2016 09:44 AM (Kz3hT)

418 John Kasich / Lena Dunham 2016

Let's Go Crazy!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 17, 2016 09:45 AM (Nwg0u)

419 The story stinks to heaven. There's got to be more "there" there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 17, 2016 09:40 AM (r9tFS)
---------------------

My thoughts exactly. What church incites a kid to theft in an insane totalitarian country and has donors with $200k lying around that they won't let go of unless they get some propaganda trinket?

Although maybe Warmbier is just lying his face off, saying "I did it for a good cause, urged on by my church!"

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:46 AM (pC96u)

420 Pulled that Jedediah pic from:


THE APPRECIATION OF BOOTED NEWS WOMEN BLOG

NORTH AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR COVERAGE OF LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS' FASHIONABLE FEMALE ANCHORS, REPORTERS AND SHOW HOSTS AND THE BOOTS THAT THEY WEAR.
------

*slowly backs away

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:47 AM (mEZce)

421 Congress acted earlier this week, passing a resolution nearly unanimously (393-3) that declared ISIS' actions against Assyrian Christians, Yazidis, and some Shi'ite communities as genocides.

Actually, the final recorded vote was 393-0-40.
I'm sure if Obama was in the House, he would be the the 40 voting PRESENT.


BREAKING: John Kerry finally uttered the G-word today.

Posted by: Sandy Burger at March 17, 2016 09:47 AM (e8kgV)

422 >>What if the CIA sent him. They do have college recruitment.

Yep. They probably figured a tall, Caucasian college kid would both "fit right in" and would elicit trust from potential sources.

Am I the only one who thought he looked drugged when they took him out of the courtroom? Manchurian Cavalier?

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:48 AM (Bdeb0)

423 kerry is proof yu can take a horse to water, but can't give it brains

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2016 09:49 AM (mw8Dm)

424 Boots? I gots boots baby...

Posted by: nancy sinatra at March 17, 2016 09:49 AM (aQQbl)

425
BREAKING: John Kerry finally uttered the G-word today.


Grey Poupon?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 09:50 AM (X6fMO)

426 Although maybe Warmbier is just lying his face off, saying "I did it for a good cause, urged on by my church!"
...
Or maybe since he is sitting in a gulag surrounded by Norks with whips and cattails he says whatever the hell they tell him to say.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (1H9ox)

427 "384
Kid was at UVA. CIA does recruit out of UVA, iirc

Posted by: ThunderB at March 17, 2016 09:36 AM (DQlcX)"


I recall somebody stated that during his years at the CIA he "never met a professional assassin, a stupid person or a Republican".

I don't know if that is still the case but the shared beliefs of the mainstream of the Democratic Party seem to have drifted so far from reality that recruiting from that pool of talent seems likely to have suboptimal results.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (QHgTq)

428 he wasn't going to a normal tourist destination.
---------------------

I think that was the point. Risk takers don't do normal things.

But again, I don't know what the kid's intentions were, so I'm not going to judge him on them either way.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (pC96u)

429 I was expecting green jello shots when I got to the office today, but no. They forgot.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: Boss Beefy at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (yn6XZ)

430 >>BREAKING: John Kerry finally uttered the G-word today.
Grey Poupon?

Nicely done.

Posted by: General Zod at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (Bdeb0)

431 kerry is proof yu can take a horse to water, but can't give it brains>>>

You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make it think.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (XtAzU)

432 Frank Sinatra JR has died, can SMOD be far behind?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (mw8Dm)

433 No question that some of the polling firms don't have a handle on the states. But one that really got NC wrong was PPP. They are in NC and should know the state well.
------------------

PPP is notoriously Left-leaning. That is reflected in their polling, in that it is designed to be 'pushy' .

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (9mTYi)

434 @iowahawkblog

May the good lord make ye comatose before the barroom floor rises up to meet ye.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 09:52 AM (cbfNE)

435 I was expecting green jello shots when I got to the office today, but no. They forgot.



With shredded carrots?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:52 AM (ijO9y)

436 Oh yea, in other news, Iowa finally approved the Bakken Pipeline. Greenies have begun wailing about and wringing their hands.

A little late though. Might be ready for the next oil boom.

Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 09:52 AM (aQQbl)

437 394 Erin Go Bra-less! Wings! Beer! Sports! Are you not entertained?!
----------------------------------------------------------

Ummmmmm, yesss. (he says guiltily)

Posted by: MTF at March 17, 2016 09:53 AM (TxJGV)

438 he wasn't going to a normal tourist destination.
---------------------

I think that was the point. Risk takers don't do normal things.

But again, I don't know what the kid's intentions were, so I'm not going to judge him on them either way.
Posted by: iforgot

Have you ever seen a movie called, "Please Don't Drink the Water"? It was made as a comedy. Methinks that it should be an instructional filmstrip.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 17, 2016 09:53 AM (326rv)

439 Cyborg heart tissue?! When will these damned Jews stop wreaking terror on a defenseless humankind?

Posted by: Cyborg Travesty of Humanity Already at March 17, 2016 09:53 AM (Kucy5)

440 But one that really got NC wrong was PPP. They are in NC and should know the state well.
-----------------

Example:

"Exclsuive: PPP caught push-polling on race"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ho3odm6

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:54 AM (9mTYi)

441 Or maybe since he is sitting in a gulag surrounded by Norks with whips and cattails he says whatever the hell they tell him to say.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (1H9ox)
-------------------------

Could be. Weird thing for them to dictate, though. I'd expect "I'm an endlessly greedy capitalist who heinously disrespected the heroic thoughts of our Dear Leaders and I beg to be re-educated." The whole church story is nutsy.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:54 AM (pC96u)

442 With shredded carrots?


Just tequila. Keep your damn carrots to yourself. And, God me if I see a marshmallow!

Posted by: Boss Beefy at March 17, 2016 09:54 AM (yn6XZ)

443 >>But again, I don't know what the kid's intentions were, so I'm not going to judge him on them either way.
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (pC96u)
<<

No need to. The Nork's already did that. 15 years hard labor. Hope he gets some good photos of the buffet.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 17, 2016 09:54 AM (O0lVq)

444 Anyone drunk yet???

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2016 09:55 AM (2PHKP)

445 Have you ever seen a movie called, "Please Don't Drink the Water"?



Pro tip: Never squat with your spurs on. Always drink upstream from the herd.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 17, 2016 09:55 AM (ijO9y)

446 "Erin go bra less"

Didn't that just cost some perv and Marriott a few million bucks?

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at March 17, 2016 09:56 AM (C9pBZ)

447
I've been alive forever
And I picked the very first king
I put the words and the votes together
I am voters and I pick the kings

I pick the kings that make the whole world sing
I pick the kings of love and special things
I pick the kings that make the young girls cry
I pick the kings, I pick the kings.

- Barry "GOPe" Manilow


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 17, 2016 09:56 AM (Nwg0u)

448 Have you ever seen a movie called, "Please Don't Drink the Water"? It was made as a comedy. Methinks that it should be an instructional filmstrip.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 17, 2016 09:53 AM (326rv)
-----------------------------
Woody Allen? Yes. I hope when this kid gets out he devotes his life to spreading the truth about totalitarianism, although plenty of stubborn idiots still won't believe him.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:57 AM (pC96u)

449 On Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz is set to announce his campaign's national security advisory team, and it includes many foreign-policy insurgents and a few more establishment types. The list includes conservatives who disagree on one of the most pressing issues facing the next president: defining and confronting radical Islam.

The first name on the advisory list that stands out is Frank Gaffney, a former Reagan administration Pentagon official who has emerged as a lightning rod in the Obama era, accused by the Southern Poverty Law Center of being one of the nation's leading Islamophobes.



Good job Cruz!!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:57 AM (mEZce)

450 We should call them "ignorance farms."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm
----------------

"Indoctrination Centers", operated by the Information Ministry (formerly The Dept. of Education)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 09:58 AM (9mTYi)

451 First, no booze. Now, a Barry Manilow reference.


Blood will be spilled this day.

Posted by: Boss Beefy at March 17, 2016 09:58 AM (yn6XZ)

452 Gotta get to work. Later.

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:58 AM (pC96u)

453 No booze? Who (hic) says?

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at March 17, 2016 09:58 AM (C9pBZ)

454
Frank Sinatra JR has died, can SMOD be far behind?


First George Martin. Now Frank.

Phil Spector better watch out.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 10:00 AM (X6fMO)

455 Keep hope alive! (I know, I know)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jxwk5an (Daily Caller)

"There's just this kind of just-the-facts approach out of the national security establishment on this," [Judicial Watch's] Fitton told TheDCNF. "I don't see Mrs. Clinton escaping prosecution here."

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 10:00 AM (NOIQH)

456 I feel bad for that dumb kid in NK

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 10:00 AM (cbfNE)

457 Work to do.

Later, all.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 17, 2016 10:00 AM (Z8DIA)

458

Anyone drunk yet???

Yet? The sun's been above the yardarm for quite a while now, laddie.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 10:01 AM (LUgeY)

459 So, will there be another Michelle Fields is an angel and if you disagree you are scum post?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:01 AM (iQIUe)

460 I've been alive forever
And I picked the very first king
I put the words and the votes together
I am voters and I pick the kings

I pick the kings that make the whole world sing
I pick the kings of love and special things
I pick the kings that make the young girls cry
I pick the kings, I pick the kings.

- Barry "GOPe" Manilow


Posted by: Anonosaurus
------------------

Nice...except that, ironically, Barry didn't write 'I Write the Songs'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:02 AM (9mTYi)

461 "So, will there be another Michelle Fields is an angel and if you disagree you are scum post? "

Here's hoping.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 17, 2016 10:02 AM (WVsWD)

462 >>"...and it includes many foreign-policy insurgents..."

Insurgents - you mean like what they call jihadis in Afghanistan?

Loaded language, much?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 10:02 AM (NOIQH)

463 The first name on the advisory list that stands out is Frank Gaffney, a
former Reagan administration Pentagon official who has emerged as a
lightning rod in the Obama era, accused by the Southern Poverty Law Center of being one of the nation's leading Islamophobes.



________


That has got to be one of the best recommendations for this Gaffney guy ever. Good for Cruz.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 17, 2016 10:03 AM (MIKMs)

464 Saw this morning on F&F a segment in which the CEO of Sea World and the president of HSUS(almost as radical as PETA) were sitting on the curvy couch and announcing that Sea World is ending it's killer whale program.

They will no longer be breeding killer whales and eventually, when all the whales die, there will be no more killer whales at Sea World.
Meanwhile, I believe they are suspending all their killer whale shows. No more human trainers, etc. Will be reconfiguring their whale areas into learning centers that explain that while Sea World has been an evil enterprise all these years and has condemned the current captive whales to a life of hell, the whales in the ocean swim ten miles a day, do this , and that, etc.

The HSUS guy was quite pleased with himself and his organization.

I personally don't care for captive whale shows , but I do not like HSUS because their real agenda is like PETA, no more animal breeders, no pet ownership, no hunting, etc.

And they scored a major victory toward that goal today.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 17, 2016 10:03 AM (rKNmI)

465 456 I feel bad for that dumb kid in NK
Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 10:00 AM (cbfNE

Seriously? A 6th world shit hole with one of the most demented & sadistic leaders in the world. Yes, a naive student wasn't going to do well there. Never heard of Florida or Mexico for Spring Break?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:03 AM (voOPb)

466 "I don't see Mrs. Clinton escaping prosecution here."

Posted by: Lizzy
------------------------

Bwahahahahah..

Posted by: Bowe Bergdahl at March 17, 2016 10:03 AM (9mTYi)

467 Politico and Breitbart are reporting that Boehner called Ted Cruz..."Lucifer".

Once again the GOP globalist, oligarchic leadership will do everything they can to prevent Trump or Cruz from being the nominee. Even if they are one delegate short required, or the GOPe will just dump the rules and create new ones to get their way.

Any Cruz supporter who actually thinks their guy is going to win the nomination by just getting the magic number of delegates, or beating Trump is kidding themselves. It is going to take a lot more than that.

If the GOP leadership manages to get their way, and neither Trump or Cruz is the nominee, then it will be much worse than any of the supposed "dangers" a Trump nomination or presidency will mean.

If Cruz or Trump supporters just accept this it will mean:

Message 1: Voters don't matter, not even average Republican voters. What matters is what the oligarchy says. It is one thing to choose between Trump or Cruz if they are close enough in delegate totals, but it is outside the American mainstream (at least since the 20th century) to choose someone else who has not run at all. The same goes for a candidate who won a state or two and is way behind two other candidates.

Message 2: The GOP voters really are sheep, or worse idiots enslaved by oligarchy. No different than the people who we make fun of for living on a Democrat plantation. Wake up: We are on a plantation too!

Message 3: It will encourage those who run the GOP to double down on what they have been doing. After all why not! The voters just rolled over again after the two top voted candidates were denied the nomination. I can tell you what will happen to all those who caused problems for the GOP leadership: they will be isolated, and crushed. Cruz will be on the top of that list. You want to see abusive and totalitarian tactics...wait until you see the newly empowered and vengeful GOPe in action no longer constrained by voter anger.

I hope Cruz voters understand the stakes involved here. I hope Cruz understands it. If you hate Trump realize there are worse things than a Trump nomination. Unless Cruz gets the nod, then it must be Trump. Otherwise, all this has been a complete waste of time. It will mean oligarchy is our real political system. That is much worse than the so called "clown" winning.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 17, 2016 10:03 AM (q52Ma)

468 I can think of no greater endorsement than if the SPLC is against you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 17, 2016 10:04 AM (FkBIv)

469 Well, there goes the day. See y'all tomorrow...

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at March 17, 2016 10:04 AM (uiVGU)

470
Phil Spector better watch out.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016

Save the CA taxpayers some money, that wouldn't be such a bad thing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (voOPb)

471 First : Fuck the fucking Flu.

Second : If this guy Garland is so qualified, why did Obama pass him over for Sotomayor and Kagan?

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (MvFEq)

472 But again, I don't know what the kid's intentions were, so I'm not going to judge him on them either way.
Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:51 AM (pC96u)


No need to. The Nork's already did that. 15 years hard labor. Hope he gets some good photos of the buffet.

-
Don't worry about him. In 50 years he'll be the scrappy underdog elder statesman seeking the Donk nomination.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (Nwg0u)

473 Now that the GOPe has revealed the game they play in the beltway, you must readjust your thinking on Clinton.

The only way she gets prosecuted is if she made the right people angry. I don't think she's done that. Sure, you're pissed off, but - flyover.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (2PHKP)

474 The mastermind behind the Sinatra Jr kidnapping only served about 4 years in custody bc he was nuts. I wonder how much time his codefendants served.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (iQIUe)

475
First George Martin. Now Frank.

Phil Spector better watch out.



Keith Emerson, too. Still majorly bummed about him.

Greg Lake said that he wasn't surprised and that he'd noticed Keith's depression since the '70's.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (LUgeY)

476 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:03 AM (voOPb)

I know. He was incredibly stupid. I still feel bad for him.
Oh well, maybe he will at least serve as a warning to other dumb students.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 10:05 AM (cbfNE)

477 I can think of no greater endorsement than if the SPLC is against you.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr
--------------------

I would call it a Positive Indicator.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:06 AM (9mTYi)

478 I love how Gaffney is controversial, but Obama's team of all-stars, including that Rhodes guy whose background is in writing fiction, Maria Harf, Jen Psaki, and Wendy Sherman are treated like an experts in the media.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 10:06 AM (NOIQH)

479 Boehner called Ted Cruz..."Lucifer".

-
Vote Cruz and Boot Boehner in the Balls!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 17, 2016 10:07 AM (Nwg0u)

480 That kid in NK..sigh...(shakes head). Dumb ass but 15 years of hard labor is ridiculous. But people do silly things; when I still lived in Malaysia, we would hear about western tourists deciding it would be an adventure to wander off into the wilds of Borneo despite being told 1) a lot of the area is unchartered and dangerous 2) there are still native tribes who practice head hunting. But they never listen.

Posted by: IC at March 17, 2016 10:07 AM (a0IVu)

481 Looks like all 3 of them did less than 5 years.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:07 AM (iQIUe)

482 Oh well, maybe he will at least serve as a warning to other dumb students.
Posted by: @votermom
-------------------

I regard my own career in the same light.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:08 AM (9mTYi)

483 That was our first test to see how much people really wanted to come
back to Chipotle, said Mark Crumpacker, chief creative and development
officer..

Crumpacker?
Grade school was hard for this man I'm sure.

Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 10:08 AM (aQQbl)

484 Boehner has made it clear that the motherfuckers intend to install Ryan as the nominee.

--

Ryan must give really amazing bjs.

Posted by: @votermom at March 17, 2016 07:39 AM (cbfNE)




Barry: He's a real pro.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2016 10:08 AM (493sH)

485
Crumpacker?
Grade school was hard for this man I'm sure.


Posted by: IP at March 17, 2016 10:08 AM (aQQbl)

Walk in the park, that one.

Posted by: Dick Trickle at March 17, 2016 10:08 AM (2PHKP)

486
OK, I better get some work done so I can cut out early and drink myself into a stupor.

Won't be back until Tuesday, so I hope you all have a great weekend.

Slainte!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 17, 2016 10:08 AM (X6fMO)

487
Extreme hiking is where idiots go into war zones. That was what those Berkely/Syria kids were doing when they were arrested by Iran.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:09 AM (iQIUe)

488 The mastermind behind the Sinatra Jr kidnapping only served about 4 years in custody bc he was nuts. I wonder how much time his codefendants served.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
-------------------

Were they music critics, by any chance? Because that would make sense.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 17, 2016 10:10 AM (9mTYi)

489 So, Elijah Cummings, D , before Gov. Rick Snyder has begun testifying, tells the committee members in the hearing today that if Rick Snyder were a CEO of a company, he would have been arrested and brought up on charges for the water contamination in Flint.

When is someone going to press charges against Elijah Cummins? What a racist dirtbag that guy is.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 17, 2016 10:10 AM (rKNmI)

490 garrett, yes fuck the flu. Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 17, 2016 10:10 AM (voOPb)

491 BREAKING: John Kerry finally uttered the G-word today.

Posted by: Sandy Burger at March 17, 2016 09:47 AM (e8kgV)




Genghis?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2016 10:11 AM (493sH)

492 487


Extreme hiking is where idiots go into war zones. That was what
those Berkely/Syria kids were doing when they were arrested by Iran.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:09 AM (iQIUe)

This all starts with a belief that the evil Rethuglicans are just a bunch of meanies who make up lies about other countries and religions. The world is a nice place with lovely people everywhere. I don't believe this nonsense about Muslim extremists in Syria....
And then you're head is disconnected from your neck after you tape an interview with their version of Chris Wallace.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 17, 2016 10:11 AM (2PHKP)

493 The boss man is up. Nood.

Posted by: IC at March 17, 2016 10:12 AM (a0IVu)

494
My thoughts exactly. What church incites a kid to theft in an insane totalitarian country and has donors with $200k lying around that they won't let go of unless they get some propaganda trinket?

Posted by: iforgot at March 17, 2016 09:46 AM (pC96u)







Unitarians, most likely.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 17, 2016 10:14 AM (/wVDI)

495 Boehner called Ted Cruz..."Lucifer".




Did he hide his booze and smokes?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 17, 2016 10:15 AM (493sH)

496 Could be. Weird thing for them to dictate, though. I'd expect "I'm an endlessly greedy capitalist who heinously disrespected the heroic thoughts of our Dear Leaders and I beg to be re-educated." The whole church story is nutsy.
...
It combines both--greedy capitalist and evil church/religion.

Posted by: ajmojo at March 17, 2016 10:15 AM (1H9ox)

497 Ace is awake.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 17, 2016 10:18 AM (34w2E)

498 >>So, Elijah Cummings, D , before Gov. Rick Snyder has begun testifying,
tells the committee members in the hearing today that if Rick Snyder
were a CEO of a company, he would have been arrested and brought up on
charges for the water contamination in Flint.


So when can we expect the EPA people responsible for the Gold King mine disaster that poisoned the Animas river to be arrested, Mr. Cummings?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 17, 2016 10:20 AM (NOIQH)

499 "459
So, will there be another Michelle Fields is an angel and if you disagree you are scum post?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:01 AM (iQIUe)"


We do not have enough information yet to come to any decision on the Michelle Fields matter. The only way this situation can be corrected will be if we see her tits.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 17, 2016 10:22 AM (QHgTq)

500 Have you ever seen a movie called, "Please Don't Drink the Water"? It was made as a comedy. Methinks that it should be an instructional filmstrip.---------Blue Hen

Wow. Saw that movie when I was in the single digits age wise.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW PI at March 17, 2016 10:22 AM (1JqUE)

501 I would take everything the kid say with a grain of salt since he is under pressure.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)

502 Thanks misanthrope.

Posted by: garrett at March 17, 2016 10:24 AM (MvFEq)

503 Here is the tour group doing trips to NK
Young Pioneer Tours
http://preview.tinyurl.com/juksdr4

Posted by: Tilikum KAW PI at March 17, 2016 10:25 AM (1JqUE)

504 "So, will there be another Michelle Fields is an angel and if you disagree you are scum post?"

Might want to put an anti inflamatory creme on that.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW PI at March 17, 2016 10:27 AM (1JqUE)

505 420 Pulled that Jedediah pic from:


THE APPRECIATION OF BOOTED NEWS WOMEN BLOG

NORTH AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR COVERAGE OF LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS' FASHIONABLE FEMALE ANCHORS, REPORTERS AND SHOW HOSTS AND THE BOOTS THAT THEY WEAR.
------
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 17, 2016 09:47 AM (mEZce)


You are a great American.

Posted by: rickl at March 17, 2016 10:29 AM (zoehZ)

506 ...Why? So Hillary can appoint someone who is just as anti-2nd Amendment but even more liberal?...

Maybe Trump would stop her nominee from being confirmed. He seems to be able to do things conservatives and GOPe can't.

Posted by: scorecard at March 17, 2016 10:32 AM (I0sxh)

507 Everyone is taking for granted that the kid actually did try to steal that stupid poster - because the kid confessed after what I am sure was a very pleasant and respectful interrogation.

Maybe he did it - and maybe the Norks decided the second he set foot in their hellhole that they were going to arrest an American for something - just to spit in our faces, because they know JEF won't do anything.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 17, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)

508 504 "So, will there be another Michelle Fields is an angel and if you disagree you are scum post?"

Might want to put an anti inflamatory creme on that.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW PI at March 17, 2016 10:27 AM (1JqUE)
=============
I have no interest in rubbing Fields ass. You, however, can continue kissing it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 11:03 AM (iQIUe)

509 507 Everyone is taking for granted that the kid actually did try to steal that stupid poster - because the kid confessed after what I am sure was a very pleasant and respectful interrogation.

Maybe he did it - and maybe the Norks decided the second he set foot in their hellhole that they were going to arrest an American for something - just to spit in our faces, because they know JEF won't do anything.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 17, 2016 10:40 AM (u0lmX)

============
They caught it on tape and DM has it posted.

I'm sure the kid will be releases in exchanged for something -- hopefully sooner than later. i

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 17, 2016 11:05 AM (iQIUe)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.06, elapsed 0.0607 seconds.
14 queries taking 0.0223 seconds, 517 records returned.
Page size 275 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat