Andrew Sullivan Will Stop Blogging "In the Near Future"

Who cares?, you ask.

Um, no one, actually, but I needed a quickie post and look how quick this is.

As you can imagine this news from Andrew Sullivan has been greeted with a tasteful level of Seething Hatred. Various whoop-de-doos are linking their favorite dissections of Sullivan.

Through the Looking Glass With Andrew Sullivan

23 Jun

by Christopher Badeaux


Perhaps the single, common life goal of every intellectual, pseudo-intellectual, and intellectual aspirant, is to be a true Renaissance man -- a genius whose force of will and flexible, dominating intellect allows him to master or nearly master not one or two, but a whole host of related and unrelated fields of study and practice.

Sadly, not everyone can be Leonardo da Vinci or Karol Wojtyla. Or Andrew Sullivan.

Sullivan, who has worn dozens of hats in his lifetime, is truly unique. He stands astride the worlds of politics, journalism, theology, foreign policy, and applied obstetrics like the Colossus of Rhodes....

Few among us have the raw intellectual firepower to go where he has. Fortunately, the internet tubes allow us to track his movements over time -- an otherwise dizzying effort made more vertiginous by Sullivanís kaleidoscopic mind. As with all things Sullivan, the best place to start is with human genitalia.

To say that Sullivan has focused his laser-like mind on human reproductive organs is to engage in an understatement worthy of the master himself. We could simply look at Sullivanís relentless, years-long focus on circumcision (a relentlessness not well-captured by the internet tubes, as Sullivanís archives traditionally become difficult to search when he moves from site to site), an unusual genre for a man who will never have children and who is not Jewish or Muslim, though perhaps not so unusual given his general interest in the member in question---

But to spend too much time on mere ponderings on the presence or absence of foreskin is to do Sullivan an injustice. Anyone can bloviate on that. Few men of letters -- indeed, few doctors -- can diagnose a woman's pregnancy forensically from a handful of news articles and photographs. Few are gifted with the ability to toss out thousands of words as tightly organized as Ulysses at the drop of a hat and still able to offer informed medical opinions on changes to the female body during mid- and late-term pregnancy --opinions at odds with normal understandings of human biology and the preeminent textbooks of the field.

But then again, few men are Andrew Sullivan. Depending on the day, Andrew Sullivan might not even be Andrew Sullivan.

Dr. Sullivan on Sarah Palinís Reproductive Abilities

[A] select group of internet personalities decided that Mrs. Palin's son Trig must, in fact, be her daughter's, who was then a senior in high school. This being modern American political online writing, proof of this ridiculous assertion was neither offered nor demanded, and a thousand would-be obstetricians immediately began poking at pictures of a teenaged girl to demonstrate, for all the world to see, that those photos showed she was large enough to be pregnant. That these same people would be the first to cry in fury if the child being subjected to this humiliation were not the child of a Republican was, again as usual, lost on the lay doctors caught in their five-minute hate.

Andrew Sullivan immediately leaped into the fray. Unlike the rest of these non-experts, many of whom began to back off of the story when word emerged that Mrs. Palin's daughter was pregnant and had been close to the time of Trig's birth, Sullivan, who apparently received a secret medical degree while attending Harvard, began obsessively following this story, turning the Atlantic from a fairly uninteresting opinion website into a leading journal of gynecology and obstetrics. Rarely in human history has a gay man been that obsessed with a married woman's vagina.

This became, perhaps even more than the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency, Sullivanís driving motivation during the 2008 campaign, if the quantity of his writings are any indication of his drive. While others were intimidated by photos of Mrs. Palin in late-stage pregnancy looking like a woman in late-stage pregnancy, the biological impossibility of a seventeen year-old girl giving birth to two non-fraternal children less than eleven months apart, and other indicia of what the rest of us take for ordinary reality, that laser-like mind knew no fear. Without a blow by blow of those two months of Herculean effort, it's impossible to fully capture the way in which the Atlantic rivaled the New England Journal of Medicine in pushing the edge of medical consensus; a sampling will have to suffice.

Great stuff.

Of course I noted that Andrew Sullivan was a gibbering maniac as well. (Do NOT comment on old threads-- the system will ban you.)


And of course, given Andrew Sullivan's penchant for claiming to be the victim of such outrageous betrayals as would make Christ Himself weep, there was this:


Posted by: Ace at 02:09 PM




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1

What difference, at this point, does it make?1/!!?/1!?1/!?11/1??

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2015 02:10 PM (HSmrB)

2 Will this help lower the price of beef?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 02:11 PM (2Aj5D)

3 Iz now!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 02:11 PM (GqEzX)

4 Zippity whoop-dee-doodah

Posted by: The Jackhole at January 28, 2015 02:11 PM (6/J77)

5 Who cares?, you ask.

Well, if you really want to know, it sounded more like "WHOOOOOOO FUCKING CARES???!!!!!"

Hey, you asked. And yes, that cartoon makes me laugh e'rrytime.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2015 02:11 PM (Zi7PZ)

6 Your mockery of Excitable Andi was taken up rather ably by the Horde.

You should be proud.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 02:11 PM (Zu3d9)

7 Talk about polyps upon the body politic...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:12 PM (+eQyZ)

8 Mama Grizzlies !

Posted by: Sarah Palins Womb at January 28, 2015 02:12 PM (6/J77)

9 Such a sorrow to lose a conservative voice ----uh, sorry, "conservative" voice in the blogisphere....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:13 PM (ABcz/)

10 Two snaps up with a twist

Posted by: The Jackhole at January 28, 2015 02:13 PM (6/J77)

11 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:13 PM (M1uf/)

12 Fuck that guy especially.

Posted by: Trig Palin at January 28, 2015 02:14 PM (Ua6T/)

13 I didn't know that Sullivan was such a dick cheese connoisseur.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 02:14 PM (bsFjT)

14 Ya know, I like a nice bland salted filbert more than I like Andy S.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:14 PM (3ZtZW)

15 Now everyone, go post on the old threads.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 02:15 PM (bsFjT)

16 From the link:

"Former CNN host Piers Morgan, a longtime Sullivan adversary, asserted
that the announcement could only mean that the blogger's digital venture
has 'been a disaster.'"

If Andrew Sullivan has an adversary as stupid, anti-intellectual and ethically challenged as Piers Morgan, then it is high time that he quits and takes up obstetrics....his first love.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 02:15 PM (Zu3d9)

17 Not one care to give.


OT: Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

Drudge

Which really means-> Feds will track cars at gun shows.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 02:15 PM (XzRw1)

18 The freakout meter. Heh.

Good time.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (g1DWB)

19 The deflated balls were really my doing

Posted by: Adny Sullyvan at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (6/J77)

20
Doesn't Sullivan have teh hivs?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (Q66iK)

21 He of the Milky Loads?


Say it ain't so.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (L30zb)

22 I'd suggest pissing on Sully's grave once he finally dies, but that would probably turn him on.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (MbqmP)

23 >>Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

So they got caught doing it?
Abandoned plan. Sure.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (ABcz/)

24 Retiring to spend more time milking glutes?

(To be honest, I didn't realize he was still around.)

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 02:17 PM (ZKzrr)

25 Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 02:15 PM (bsFjT)

That's not very nice. Heh.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at January 28, 2015 02:17 PM (GqEzX)

26 Ahhhhh. The soothing glow of the Sullivan Freak Out Advisory.

I like the one with his dogs too.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:17 PM (mf5HN)

27 OT: Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

Drudge

Which really means-> Feds will track cars at gun shows.

Which really means = Feds have been "testing" tracking at gun shows and will continue to do so.
No program really ever "ends" here.

Posted by: anon a mouse at January 28, 2015 02:17 PM (/jpU8)

28 I'm going to go off script and say that before Sullivan went all Bugs!Bugs!Bugs!Shitbastard! crazy, he could actually write some thoughtful stuff. The piece he wrote about Reagan was pretty good. See for yourself what a non-meth addled brain could produce> It was called "Reagan was right about almost everything":

http://goo.gl/0trMuk



Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:18 PM (MT22W)

29 That pic, on the cross? Swear to God it looks like a guy here at work, minus the glasses.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:18 PM (bNyu8)

30 Ace totally microaggressed Sullivan

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 28, 2015 02:19 PM (7RXcs)

31 Speaking of gynecology, ultrasounds are rape.

http://tinyurl.com/qf7do2f

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2015 02:19 PM (XUKZU)

32
this post wouldn't suck as much if it had the cartoon pic of deranged Andi and his kooky beagles

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (Q66iK)

33 Thank goodness that guy is retiring!

Posted by: The Chicken at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (ZBlVc)

34 Which really means-> Feds will track cars at gun shows.


Dallas Area Rapid Transit to the Market Hall Gun Show FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (bNyu8)

35 The Passion of the Glutes

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (wtvvX)

36
Note: That's

Conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan....

Andrew Sullivan Calls It Quits
The Daily Caller - Betsy Rothstein

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (kdS6q)

37 I don't really know who this guy is. I mean I get his is some vile liberal asshole, but there are so many on the Web, why is he so "special". Most assholes look about the same to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (nzKvP)

38 It's sad to hear that Sullivan is definitely quitting blogging forever.

Posted by: Brett Favre at January 28, 2015 02:21 PM (b65cm)

39 Not one care to give.


OT: Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

Drudge

Which really means-> Feds will track cars at gun shows.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 02:15 PM (XzRw1)


You mean, they've already been doing this for upwards of 20 years & will continue to do so, but simply won't start admitting it any time soon.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 02:21 PM (MbqmP)

40 Brodder Andy why so sod ?

Posted by: Lucky Charms Leprechaun at January 28, 2015 02:21 PM (6/J77)

41 I am so going to hell for how hard I am laughing at his crucifixion...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:22 PM (/4AZU)

42 Sullivan, who has worn dozens of [ass-]hats in his lifetime, is truly unique.

Posted by: The Editor at January 28, 2015 02:22 PM (pRHnX)

43 This Gobsmacked goes to Eleven.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 28, 2015 02:22 PM (Kcl6C)

44 Insty pointed to a tweet that linked to a Sully article 10 years ago:

"After much hemming and hawing, I've decided to
put the blog as you've known it on hiatus for a few months. The Dish
will still exist, the site will be updated weekly with new feature
articles, and I'll still post when I feel like it. But it won't have the
regularity or content of the past four and a half years."

So guess what...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2015 02:22 PM (Zi7PZ)

45 My Give-a Shit meter must be broken or something. Still pegged at zero. Maybe when he's gone it'll move. Or not.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 02:22 PM (X+nFp)

46

Back Hair Is Beautiful - Aug 6 2014

dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/08/06/back-hair-is-beautiful/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (kdS6q)

47 Damn. Ten whole minutes, and I am still not giving a flying fuck!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (wtvvX)

48 Posted by: anon a mouse at January 28, 2015 02:17 PM (/jpU

First off: the BATF needs to die in a fire.

Secondly: AtC- this is your desk advisory.

Thridst:

What the fucking fuck? I cannot begin to put into words how angry that makes me. Hey, Feds, it's not the guys at the gun shows who are trying to kill you. It's the fucking Mohammedans you refuse to acknowledge.

Why the fuck would you think you had the right to track my car simply because it was "near" a gun show. Are you aware that gun shows commonly take place in convention centers, which are commonly located downtown, which means other businesses are nearby and operating?

Are you unclear on the concepts of the 4th and 5th amendments?

Do you fucking sub-sentients not understand that, as long as it is within the bounds of the law, the Constitution says I can go where I want with whom I want and do what I want and you don't actually get to *know* about it, let alone do anything about it?

And why would you track cars "near" gun shows in the first place? Is it your assumption, you retarded paramecium, that everyone who is simply in close proximity to guns is de facto a criminal?

What possible God Damned rationale could you possibly have- that is not nakedly Anti-2nd Amendment- for doing such a thing?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (M1uf/)

49 Well, at least Andrew "Powerglutes" Sullivan's crappy photography was slightly less crappy than that of Jharles Chonson.

Trying to be charitable here...

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (7ObY1)

50 In all sincerity I do wish "Milky Loads" all happiness....

that would likely mean I do not need to hear news of him again.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (/4AZU)

51 "The world will little note, nor long remember..."

Posted by: tu3031 at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (S0A/C)

52 I don't think "chagrin" actually means anything.

Like "non-plussed."


Or "nuance".

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (L30zb)

53 Will this help lower the price of beef?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 02:11 PM (2Aj5D)


That depends on what the definition of "beef" is.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (W5DcG)

54 Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2015 02:19 PM (XUKZU)

Is there anything left that is not "rape?" Because I think the list is getting pretty short.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (M1uf/)

55 Nevergiveup Andi illustrates the adage of the gods of first making a person insane. Andi caught the most severe case of PDS and literally tried to move into Sarah Palin's womb. And fixated on that ad nauseum..

In other words a one trick pony much like the bubblegum chewing president.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (+6nI6)

56
Insty pointed to a tweet that linked to a Sully article 10 years ago:

"After much hemming and hawing, I've decided to
put the blog as you've known it on hiatus for a few months.


Holy cats, that was 10 yrs ago?!? I remember Ace posting that.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (Q66iK)

57 Even I think Sullivan is sleazy.

Posted by: Sidney Blumenthal at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (PvZ8F)

58 "Taker of Milky Loads?"

Ace, your way of turning a phrase is a rare gift.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:25 PM (PFy0L)

59 >>Back Hair Is Beautiful - Aug 6 2014

That was disturbing.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 02:25 PM (g1DWB)

60 *takes a few large steps back from AllenG*


*hollers* Excellent rant!

*continues stepping backwards*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 28, 2015 02:25 PM (da5Wo)

61 37 I don't really know who this guy is. I mean I get his is some vile liberal asshole, but there are so many on the Web, why is he so "special".


Because he's spent years claiming to be a "conservative" while doing nothing...NOTHING, but trying to destroy conservatism.

He's a bigger whore than a gaggle of Joe Scarboroughs

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:25 PM (7ObY1)

62
>>Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

So they got caught doing it?
---

Crazy! What exactly were they going to do with that information?

Sullivan was an ok writer 15 years or so agobefore he went absolutely, batshit crazy. What a shame.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 02:25 PM (lIU4e)

63 Allen, that rant ought to make AtC proud of you. Well done!

Posted by: Bayou City at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (ZBlVc)

64 "Former CNN host Piers Morgan, a longtime Sullivan adversary, asserted
that the announcement could only mean that the blogger's digital venture
has 'been a disaster.'"


Well, Piers is an idiot, but of course that's true. Sullivan's little digital venture was just sour grapes about being fired from the Atlantic.

He had a pretty good gig and then the Atlantic decided he wasn't worth it.

I think it says more about the cultural Left. He allegedly went lefty over GWBush's refusal to endorse gay marriage. Well, when the gay left (and right?) has gone from Harvey Milk to Ernst Rohm, how can Sullivan be provocative anymore?

Posted by: AmishDude at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (b65cm)

65 I think the talentless, miserable sucker of toad anus' has gotten more attention than he deserves.

Some people write because they have cogent thoughts to share. Others write because they don't and want to bleat the destructive dementia brought on by one too many sexual encounters with farm animals and strange mammals they picked up hitchhiking.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (GGCsk)

66 Andrew Sullivan, Ana Marie Cox, Charles Cooke...

All the great writers take it up the ass.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (9ZZd+)

67 @48

You're concern has been duly noted citizen.

Posted by: Agent Moustafa from the BATF at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (Kcl6C)

68 53 Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (W5DcG)

Andrew was never a big eater...

//Beef Bifferston Male Model

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (/4AZU)

69 12 Fuck that guy especially.


Halp us, Fuck This-n-That Cat. Your hour onlee hope!

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (7ObY1)

70 He was eloquent and worth listening to in the mid 1990s. But he kind of ruined the point of "Virtually Normal" - hey, homosexuals are natural conservatives and just like us - by trolling around as the masked crusader, Raw Muscle Glutes.

And it went downhill from there.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (eA40J)

71 Because he's spent years claiming to be a "conservative" while doing nothing...NOTHING, but trying to destroy conservatism.

He's a bigger whore than a gaggle of Joe Scarboroughs
Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:25 PM (7ObY1)

Years ago I got Johnsoned , so that is not so new to me. Phony conservatives? A dime a dozen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (nzKvP)

72 I had some dreams, they were just clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee

Posted by: Adny Sullivan at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (6/J77)

73 My Give-a Shit meter must be broken or something. Still pegged at zero.

Mine is pegging in a negative direction.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (W5DcG)

74 Fast and Furious: Feds illegally sell guns to Mexican cartel member and *don't* track them.

Now: Feds track cars of citizens legally purchasing firearms for personal use.

WTF'ingF indeed.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (ABcz/)

75 Read that first Ace link posted by David Reaboi - all time classic.

Posted by: duke at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (ChY2Q)

76 AllenG needs to be part of next pod-cast? To go with his non-existent blog?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (+6nI6)

77 What possible God Damned rationale could you possibly have- that is not nakedly Anti-2nd Amendment- for doing such a thing?



Personal safety.
Gun show attendees won't cut their heads off......



Yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (bNyu8)

78 Halp us, Fuck This-n-That Cat. Your hour onlee hope!

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:27 PM (7ObY1)


http://goo.gl/lMuHe

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (MT22W)

79 I think he's taking time off from blogging so he can devote himself full-time to his never-ending investigation into Sarah Palin's uterus.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (7ObY1)

80 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (M1uf/)


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


Amen, brutha. Someone push some lemon bars through the USB for AtC stat.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (/HX7u)

81 Never read any of his shit and haven't missed it. Will not miss it in the future.

Posted by: Vic at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (wlDny)

82 How can he quit when gay sex is not yet mandatory throughout the land? So close to achieving his objective and he throws in the towel? I rate this news as "zero milky loads".

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (nFdGS)

83 There's a "gobsmacked" missing in that last image.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (oa/c7)

84 54 Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2015 02:19 PM (XUKZU)

Is there anything left that is not "rape?" Because I think the list is getting pretty short.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:24 PM (M1uf/)


Feminists need "rape" in order to establish women as an oppressed class. However, they need "rape culture" because rape has some decidedly un-PC demographics.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (b65cm)

85 http://goo.gl/lMuHe

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (MT22W)


Thanks. That cat is my hero.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (7ObY1)

86 1

What difference, at this point, does it make?1/!!?/1!?1/!?11/1??

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2015 02:10 PM (HSmrB)


we used to play... where's Waldo...

Now some of us are playing... where's Hillary...

She is not even fundraising... no public events at all...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (qh617)

87 *hauls keyboard under desk*


What possible God Damned rationale could you possibly have- that is not nakedly Anti-2nd Amendment- for doing such a thing?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (M1uf/)


Because you're in public, silly! There's no right to privacy when you are in public! Of course you can be tracked and watched when you are driving on a public road, what kind of anti-security privacy freak are you anyway?

Lemme know if you didn't see my thoughts about that "argument" from earlier today.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (mf5HN)

88 Well...you all seem to be taking this rather well.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (L30zb)

89
Does anyone remember the exact turning point when homosexual Andrew Sullivan went from half a lunatic to full blown lunatic?

It was in 2003 in the early stages of Bush's Iraq invasion. Andi got very upset when it was reported that museums in Baghdad were being looted. How could Bush allow that to happen, cried Andi!

After that, Andi was (completely) done with the Republicans forever and hated Bush and Cheney and anyone who supported them.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (Q66iK)

90 Crazy! What exactly were they going to do with that information?

Same thing they do with all of the information: keep it around until it becomes useful for some purpose or another. q.v. the mandatory firearms registry that the Weimar Republic instituted.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 02:30 PM (MbqmP)

91 Does anyone remember the exact turning point when homosexual Andrew Sullivan went from half a lunatic to full blown lunatic?


When the GRIDS went to his brain?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 02:30 PM (oFCZn)

92 It was in 2003 in the early stages of Bush's Iraq invasion. Andi got very upset when it was reported that museums in Baghdad were being looted. How could Bush allow that to happen, cried Andi!

Was it a gay museum?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:30 PM (W5DcG)

93 >>Is there anything left that is not "rape?"

Jihad Rape (Rotterham)
Prison rape (apparently that's never not funny)

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:30 PM (ABcz/)

94 Lemme know if you didn't see my thoughts about that "argument" from earlier today.

I didn't.

I could share mine, but I'm not sure you're well enough stocked in your shelter there.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (M1uf/)

95
All museums are teh gay, no?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (Q66iK)

96 Andrew Sullivan is a fine conservative who also shares my love for me in dress pants.

Posted by: David Brooks at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (PvZ8F)

97 Can you imagine what it's like for all that boossshh hate! and ubamalust to co-exist in such a teeniney brain? No you can't. And that's why you are not Andi Sullivan, and Andi Sullivan is. And ain't you just tickled spitless?

Posted by: Eromero at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (go5uR)

98 10 YEARS! I've been here 10YEARS! That just can't be right.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (zllbf)

99 Police monitored security cameras when the cops can't bother to be minutes away.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (+6nI6)

100 Dallas Area Rapid Transit to the Market Hall Gun Show FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (bNyu

Do you have to pay an extra fare for the hand truck?

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (XzRw1)

101 Because you're in public, silly! There's no right to privacy when you are in public! Of course you can be tracked and watched when you are driving on a public road, what kind of anti-security privacy freak are you anyway?

Lemme know if you didn't see my thoughts about that "argument" from earlier today.
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (mf5HN)

Gabe thinks nothing is wrong with this because not illegal something something.

Posted by: HoboJerk, The State Loves You at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (FA3Z7)

102 I thought it was when Bush came out, as it were, against same-sex marriage that Andy The Excitable got his pants wedged between his glutes.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (eA40J)

103 I have always enjoyed Mr. Sullivan's commentary. He is a conservative, but not an extremist.

He also displayed great courage in questioning the bizarre pregnancy story, since Palin's deranged fans will attack anyone who criticizes her.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (Ks4nX)

104 If Andrew Sullivan has an adversary as stupid, anti-intellectual and
ethically challenged as Piers Morgan, then it is high time that he quits
and takes up obstetrics....his first love.
===========

A Monarch to Dr. Rusty Venture, if you will.

Although, that is terribly unfair to both The Monarch and Dr. Venture--both are entertaining and have actually produced something of value in their (fake) lives.

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (5yHi1)

105 Remember the time Sully posted the webcam view of his window during a snit?

Good times.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (659DL)

106 And that's why you are not Andi Sullivan,

Thank heaven for large favors.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (W5DcG)

107 >>Crazy! What exactly were they going to do with that information?


I'm thinking this is an example of why Obama uses the term "extremists" instead of "Islamic extremists". He's all in when it comes to tracking and stopping extremists in the form of Christians, gun-owners, preppers, Tea Party, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (ABcz/)

108
Oh noes! No more raw mus-glutes!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:32 PM (CMkNk)

109 The guy was a serious thinker for quite some time. But he went off the rails when Bush was elected.

That may or may not coincide with his AIDS-Related Dementia that many in the gay community think he has.

Oh....he is also a fcuking anti-Semitic prick.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (Zu3d9)

110 Does anyone remember the exact turning point when homosexual Andrew Sullivan went from half a lunatic to full blown lunatic?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (Q66iK)


Actually, I think it was that President Bush was going to act on an issue like candidate Bush had said: gay marriage. You can agree or disagree with Bush's position, but he was remarkably consistent both as a candidate and a president. At that point, Sully went batshit crazy. Even better was during the 2004 election when Sullivan questioned Insty (or someone) for saying that Kerry's position was the same as Bush. Insty linked to Kerry's quote which said something along the lines of "The president's position on this subject are exactly the same", followed by great Insty snark:"This must be some of that fabled nuance I've heard so much about."

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (MT22W)

111 Police monitored security cameras when the cops can't bother to be minutes away.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (+6nI6)


Heh. I have a sticky-note pad (I have no clue where I got it, actually: I've never seen it before today) which is imprinted with some Tarrant County 911 advertising.

And, yes, it does say "When seconds count."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (M1uf/)

112
Are you unclear on the concepts of the 4th and 5th amendments?
----

And do you not actually have any real crime or criminals to monitor? In which case, we need to cut your staff and salaries.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (lIU4e)

113 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:23 PM (M1uf/)

Uh.... they are already tracking car movements using License plate reading technology, on roadways throughout the US.

Have been for years....

Because you are in public, and therefore have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (qh617)

114 10 YEARS! I've been here 10YEARS! That just can't be right.

Where. Is. Mah. Sammich?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (659DL)

115 >>>>don't really know who this guy is. I mean I get his is some vile liberal asshole, but there are so many on the Web, why is he so "special".

You may have been overseas? His heyday was more around 2003-2004 or so. Basically he was one of the very few "conservative" gay writers and, IIRC, he supported the war efforts as a response to 9/11 -- although I'm less certain on that score.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:34 PM (3ZtZW)

116
I'm going to go off script and say that before Sullivan went all Bugs!Bugs!Bugs!Shitbastard! crazy, he could actually write some thoughtful stuff.

Nice link. There was part of my brain that remembered enjoying Sullivan but it got overwritten by bugs bugs bugs shitbastard crazy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 02:34 PM (JtwS4)

117 89 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (Q66iK)

It was THAT in polite company, however Andrew honestly felt Bush should embrace and would in fact embrace Glee marriage.

http://tinyurl.com/n6ubq6w

Herein Andrew exhibits the flexibility that allows him to suck his own crank and in the glow of Ogabe winning does an endzone dance.

There's about 27 LOVE ME DADDY! Fatwas in there...

I think...ten fucking trillion dollars later THIS is my personal fave...

I cannot support a movement that exploded spending and borrowing and blames its successor for the debt.

Right Milky Loads....

RIGHT

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:34 PM (/4AZU)

118
Sullivan was at least nominally on Team Republican, if in a Libertarian fashion, up until the day Bush II failed to support a gay rights action of some sort. Forget which one.

Andy turned on a dime and became a frothing left liber, while still cloaking himself in a "conservative" mantle, so he could be the balance voice on CNN guest spots.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 02:34 PM (kdS6q)

119 It was in 2003 in the early stages of Bush's Iraq invasion. Andi got very upset when it was reported that museums in Baghdad were being looted. How could Bush allow that to happen, cried Andi!

Ignoring the fact that (a) Sullivan was pretty much on the national security side of conservatism, if he ever was (no SoCon or FisCon he) and (b) the military went out of its way to secure the museums. But I guess his foreign policy would be Tyrants for Trinkets.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (b65cm)

120 66 Andrew Sullivan, Ana Marie Cox, Charles Cooke...

All the great writers take it up the ass.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (9ZZd+)



The actual fuck are you talking about?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (da5Wo)

121 >>I thought it was when Bush came out, as it were, against same-sex marriage that Andy The Excitable got his pants wedged between his glutes.

That was my understanding as well. Gay marriage became his reason for living and anyone who wasn't for it became his enemy.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (g1DWB)

122 Oh....he is also a fcuking anti-Semitic prick.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (Zu3d9)


Oddly, he used to be one of Israel's strongest supporters. Now it's all JOOOOSSS! and stuff.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (MT22W)

123 Have this "guy" and that Jarles Chonson "guy" ever been seen in the same room together or are they the same, um, person?

See. I can be civil. Well, at least semi-civil.

Posted by: teej at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (5aq94)

124
we used to play... where's Waldo...

Now some of us are playing... where's Hillary...

She is not even fundraising... no public events at all...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:29 PM (qh617)

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

I'm in rehab.... *hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (HSmrB)

125 Because you are in public, and therefore have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (qh617)


If I start on that rant, I'm blaming you when AtC doesn't come out from under the desk.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (M1uf/)

126 http://goo.gl/lMuHe Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:28 PM (MT22W)


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


He looks like my old tomcat that died a year ago. I miss 'im.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (/HX7u)

127 The guy was a serious thinker for quite some time. But he went off the rails when Bush was elected.

Same happened to Chris Matthews. I wonder if he has a disease of some sort?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (W5DcG)

128 No doubt Sullivan is retiring from blogging to spend more time with his family.

And by 'family', I mean Interstate Truckstop Gloryhole.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 02:36 PM (bsFjT)

129 This seems like a really bad idea.

Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC 3m
In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public. http://wp.me/p4ySuR-Bqt

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 02:36 PM (ZPrif)

130 I can proudly say I have never read a word of his.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 28, 2015 02:36 PM (0LHZx)

131 89


Does anyone remember the exact turning point when homosexual Andrew Sullivan went from half a lunatic to full blown lunatic?



It was in 2003 in the early stages of Bush's Iraq invasion. Andi got
very upset when it was reported that museums in Baghdad were being
looted. How could Bush allow that to happen, cried Andi!



After that, Andi was (completely) done with the Republicans forever and hated Bush and Cheney and anyone who supported them

===========
That was part of it.

But, it was his chance to carry a torch and pitchfork in the crusade against he evil racist Trent Lott that really got him going. ("How dare he say anything nice about an old man on his birthday? That man once did something that might be racist. No, not recruit for the KKK--not that racist.")

And the final straw was: Gay Marriage.

That was what drove him from moderate left--but a tolerable read--to outright shrill hack.

A path I've long said another I've respected is traveling down . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (5yHi1)

132 126 He looks like my old tomcat that died a year ago. I miss 'im.
Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (/HX7u)


Well, cut his balls off, have him declawed and you're in like Flynn.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (CMkNk)

133 Now some of us are playing... where's Hillary...

Visiting Nancy Pelosi's plastic surgeon?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (W5DcG)

134
Since then Andi has said some really stupid shit over the years just to be an annoying contrarian to Conservatives.

For example, during the violent protests in Ferguson and in NYC, Andi wrote a post about angry rhetoric doesn't cause violence. Oh wait, that was Gabriel Malor.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (Q66iK)

135 In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public. http://wp.me/p4ySuR-Bqt

I see *no way* that could possibly go wrong.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (M1uf/)

136 128 Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 02:36 PM (bsFjT)

How ya doin'?

//Yector the Hoppy Bunny

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (/4AZU)

137 Same happened to Chris Matthews. I wonder if he has a disease of some sort?

Johnnie Walker-itis.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (659DL)

138 129 This seems like a really bad idea.

Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC 3m
In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public. http://wp.me/p4ySuR-Bqt
Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 02:36 PM (ZPrif)


For all of those who think, "But it must be right, a judge ruled that way!"

Posted by: AmishDude at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (b65cm)

139 And do you not actually have any real crime or criminals to monitor? In which case, we need to cut your staff and salaries.
Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 02:33 PM (lIU4e)


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


It's called "pre-crime". I think there was a movie made about it.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (/HX7u)

140 UVA Sororities told to skip frat parties.


CNN.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (L30zb)

141 In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public.

Just in case there was in doubt...not gonna live there. Ever.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (659DL)

142
Up Twinkles!

Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (P330y)

143 127 Same happened to Chris Matthews. I wonder if he has a disease of some sort?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (W5DcG)


Anyone who ever worked for Tip O'Neill could never have been decent or normal.

Although, IIRC, Charles Krauthammer was a Mondale speechwriter. But he's less than 50/50 these days and would never risk his invite status on the DC cocktail circuit.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (CMkNk)

144 Andy turned on a dime and became a frothing left liber


See, there's the rub.

True convictions are true convictions. An entire political philosophy doesn't go poof on a dime.

There are often things that I disagree with many conservatives about, but that doesn't mean for one goddam minute that I'm going to become a Liberal overnight out of spite.

Guys like Sullivan and Chonson (birds of a feather, one of them a fat, ponytailed bird) were never "conservatives," having completely repudiated every single thing they professed to believe in because of one snit with conservatives.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (7ObY1)

145 Costanza - BB Wolf,

If interested I left you both a reply on the prior thread.

Posted by: SH at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (gmeXX)

146 120 66 Andrew Sullivan, Ana Marie Cox, Charles Cooke...

All the great writers take it up the ass.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2015 02:26 PM (9ZZd+)


The actual fuck are you talking about?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (da5Wo)

I need a score card

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (2Aj5D)

147 Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public.

Just in time for the trial of that serial killer that used to play for Bill Belichick.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (ZKzrr)

148 AllenG obviously that court went to the same school as the judge letting stand the charges against Rick Perry. All is fair in the name of the cause - to destroy the system they despise because they think they are better.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (+6nI6)

149 I didn't.

I could share mine, but I'm not sure you're well enough stocked in your shelter there.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:31 PM (M1uf/)



My thoughts on this subject: http://bit.ly/1BpPEJa

You can tell I am livid because no swears.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (mf5HN)

150 I think Peak Sullivan is when he decided that Trig Palin's name was actually a play on Trisomy 21. I'm not even joking. Look it up. It's glorious.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (MYCIw)

151 Because you are in public, and therefore have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

----

And that particular shibboleth was put forth at a time when surveillance had costs that required LE to prioritize...they weren't going to watch EVERYONE because it cost too much. It was self-limiting and couldn't be abused because it cost too much TO get to the point where it COULD be abused.

Now thanks to technology the costs have declined significantly to where it's feasible to do just that...watch damn near everyone's comings and goings.

There's a little sniff test with this...do you think the original intent of our Constitution was to turn a blind eye to this kind of surveillance?

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (PFy0L)

152 139 It's called "pre-crime". I think there was a movie made about it.
Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (/HX7u)


"Minority Report" I think had that theme?

Although, my agent used to shop a dystopian script where if you did the time first, you could commit the crime upon release. Even murder.

Good script.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (CMkNk)

153 127 Same happened to Chris Matthews. I wonder if he has a disease of some sort?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2015 02:35 PM (W5DcG)

Alcoholism is a disease.

Posted by: HoboJerk, The State Loves You at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (FA3Z7)

154 Ace sure likes his quickies...and his slowzies...and his longzies.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Badda Bing 'now with Badda Boom' at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (klaU/)

155 Nice link. There was part of my brain that remembered enjoying Sullivan but it got overwritten by bugs bugs bugs shitbastard crazy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 02:34 PM (JtwS4)


Karol Markowicz and I had a brief exchange on Twitter re: bugsbugsbugs:

"Andrew Sullivan was the first stranger-on-the-internet whose tip jar I hit. Also the only tip jar I regret hitting."

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (MT22W)

156
@152. It was called "Time In Advance."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (CMkNk)

157 I support this here decision cause account of fairness and stuff.

Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC 3m
In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public. http://wp.me/p4ySuR-Bqt

Posted by: Vinny, Tony, and Silvio at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (ZPrif)

158 137 Same happened to Chris Matthews. I wonder if he has a disease of some sort?


Cirrhosis of the brain.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (oFCZn)

159 To steal the acronym from Michelle Malkin...

DLTDHYOTWO, Andy.

Posted by: steveegg at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (cL79m)

160 Minority Report, originally written by Philip K. Dick

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (+6nI6)

161 wasn't this kind of f a longzy quickie?

Posted by: Badda Bing 'now with Badda Boom' at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (klaU/)

162 127 The guy was a serious thinker for quite some time. But he went off the rails when Bush was elected.

Same happened to Chris Matthews. I wonder if he has a disease of some sort?


I used to watch Hardball religiously, and I can pinpoint the exact moment when Matthews went off the rails.

It as the day that the SCOTUS put an end to Algore's ridiculous, never-ending recounts.

Matthews lost it that day, and never regained his sanity. I saw it play out in real time.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (7ObY1)

163 The new ruling means that if you serve on a jury, your name will become
public record by the end of the trial at the latest, but the decision
that isn't sitting well with everyone.


For criminal cases.
Who came up with this idea, the mob?


Why not also allow jurors to talk about the trails with others - the media or people with a vested interest in the tria - l while still serving?
Because they've just invited others to talk to them about it by making their names public.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:41 PM (ABcz/)

164 Have this "guy" and that Jarles Chonson "guy" ever been seen in the same room together

The mental image of a pony tail jutting from Sully's privates is a bit much, I think.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 02:42 PM (MbqmP)

165 144 Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (7ObY1)

Like our good friend Mr Cook it is about "perspective"...

by UK standards both are "arch conservative" as can be in polite company...

here they are both moderates, and the defintion of "conservative" is different the tories have been housebroken to "acting as responsible guardians for the benefits programs" over in Jolly ole' and by Jove just look at their smashing success as Labour imported a new electorate to cope with the butthurt back in the 90s.

Andrew never claimed to be a US conservative, as a particular truck driving legal like fella here revels in being "Republicans"....when the chips are down a moderate from either side of the aisle can turn on a dime...

Bronko Bama and I won't.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:42 PM (/4AZU)

166
You can tell I am livid because no swears.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (mf5HN)


I thought it was someone else because no swears

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:42 PM (MT22W)

167
Andy Sullivan refused a hunting trip with Dick Cheney.

Posted by: Ben Rhodes at January 28, 2015 02:42 PM (P330y)

168 Why, the last time I thought about Andrew Sullivan was the 28th of Never. It seems like only yesterday.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at January 28, 2015 02:42 PM (QCo5R)

169 OT: Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

Drudge

Which really means-> Feds will track are tracking cars at gun shows.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 02:15 PM (XzRw1)


ReWrite engaged for tense.

Posted by: steveegg at January 28, 2015 02:43 PM (cL79m)

170 UVA Sororities told to skip frat parties.


CNN.
Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 02:38 PM (L30zb)



To be fair, that edict came down from the national counsels and the actual UVA sororities are pissed as hell about it and are shoving right back.

It caused a small glow in the subcockle region of my soul shaped place to see the sorority members push back that they have their own agency and are not weak.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:43 PM (mf5HN)

171 UVA Sororities told to skip frat parties.



Might as well join the chess club.

Or a nunnery.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:43 PM (bNyu8)

172

The picture of "Andi As Victim" ...is there any chance that it's actually "Andi After Drinking Champagne a la Steve Croft"?

... he rather avant garde ...

Posted by: Arbalest at January 28, 2015 02:43 PM (FlRtG)

173 134
Since then Andi has said some really stupid shit over the years just to be an annoying contrarian to Conservatives.

For example, during the violent protests in Ferguson and in NYC, Andi wrote a post about angry rhetoric doesn't cause violence. Oh wait, that was Gabriel Malor.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 02:37 PM (Q66iK)


Wait, you mean you're not supposed to take "Mein Kampf" literally?!

Uh oh!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (CMkNk)

174 Looks like the NE survived somehow. I guess it snowed or something?

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (L30zb)

175 He was still blogging? I didn't know that, he just sort of dropped off the radar screen and I had forgoten all about him.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (hLRSq)

176 AlextheChick I got that 'but I am innocent' response when I told a LuapNor supporter in their 20s about the NSA mining all the cell-phone meta-data.
*sigh*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (+6nI6)

177 Holy. F'ing. Shiite.

It's official. If asked, "Who are the dumbest people on the face of Planet Earth?", I shall respond, "The Massachusetts Supreme Court".

In a saner world, the surviving members would reverse that within three weeks tops.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (DT3rQ)

178
OT: Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...








Cal DoJ has been doing this at Nevada gun shows for years, recording CA license plates and passing them on to CHP to stop the vehicles as they crossed the state border. Unconstitutional as hell, but that never stopped leftist suckers of cock before.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 02:45 PM (TIIx5)

179 I can't wait to see what he does next said no one ever.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at January 28, 2015 02:45 PM (QCo5R)

180
"The guy was a serious thinker for quite some time."

Well, he was well educated, in a British public school sort of way. And he had that pommy cred some take as defato proof of intellectual depth. I'm looking at you, National Review.

"But he went off the rails when Bush was elected."

Not quite. He was quite pro-Bush, as it were, even though he was working at the very pro-Gore New Republic which devolved into a Bush hate rags after their golden boy Man Bear Pig lost.

Then Bush went the wrong way on the gay, and "Bugs!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 02:45 PM (kdS6q)

181 'a play on Trisomy 21'

Good god. Sullivan actually said that shit and it's still on the Atlantic's archive. 3 Feb 2010.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2015 02:45 PM (eA40J)

182 Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:39 PM (mf5HN)

Apparently, some forget that you used to have to have this little thing called a "warrant" before you started gathering evidence on people. And, indeed, even when you were in the "just follow them to see where they go" phase (which *is* legal) you had to have some justification for following that specific person.

BUT. I do not grant "reasonable expectation of privacy" as a legal argument. The 4th Amendment is very clear: I am to be secure "In my person" and "in my papers" (that is: the state doesn't get to know what I'm doing with whom, or what I'm writing to whom) absent probable cause to believe I have committed (or I am committing) a crime.

"Reasonable expectation of privacy" is weasel words to get around the very clear 4th amendment. I don't care that any average joe on the street could see me- any average joe does not have the coercive power of the State. Moreover, I *do* have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in that, as an anonymous face on the street, I do not expect people to be taking my picture, listening in on my conversations, and generally tracking my movements.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (M1uf/)

183 Sullivan was one of the people interviewed for the doc "Best of Enemies," I suspect so they could get a gay person's perspective on the political fracas of the Buckley/Vidal debates, since Vidal was of fluctuating degrees of sexuality and Buckley called him a "queer" on camera. Sullivan managed to sound actually somewhat coherent, though now and then crazy slipped through.

The doc also brought up rumors that Buckley was secretly gay, because of course to the left all conservatives are self loathing hypocrites that cannot possibly actually mean deep down what they say.

Still want to review the doc for you guys, but not sure what post would be appropriate to do that. If we had a set weekly movie post on the weekends that would be a given, but we don't.

Posted by: LizLem at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (yRwC8)

184 We agree with that guy about that thing. The knowing the names thing. That's a good thing.

Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC 3m
In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public. http://wp.me/p4ySuR-Bqt

In a decision made Tuesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the names of jurors who serve in criminal cases are to be available to the public.

The new ruling means that if you serve on a jury, your name will become public record by the end of the trial at the latest, but the decision that isn’t sitting well with everyone.

Those opposed to the ruling argue it will create harassment and other risks for those jurors.

While those in support of the decision, like Jana Seiler of West Springfield, told 22News that deciding if someone committed a serious crime or not is a big deal, and they want to know who’s behind making that decision.

“I think everybody has a right to know who sat on that jury and made that decision, especially the family of the victim or of the person being accused,” Seiler said.

Posted by: Vinny, Tony, and Silvio at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (ZPrif)

185 AlextheChick I got that 'but I am innocent' response when I told a LuapNor supporter in their 20s about the NSA mining all the cell-phone meta-data.
*sigh*
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (+6nI6)



Three felonies a day.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (mf5HN)

186 So then, we are all also against states bordering Colorado tracking out-of-state plates because you know why.

Consistency, right?

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (7ObY1)

187
Same thing they do with all of the information: keep it around until it becomes useful for some purpose or another. q.v. the mandatory firearms registry that the Weimar Republic instituted.
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This is why some people, not me!, might want to havehave all their guns come to them from sources other than the store and off the books. Legally of course. Just you know, because.

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (lIU4e)

188 177 Holy. F'ing. Shiite.

It's official. If asked, "Who are the dumbest people on the face of Planet Earth?", I shall respond, "The Massachusetts Supreme Court".

In a saner world, the surviving members would reverse that within three weeks tops.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 02:44 PM (DT3rQ)


Whitey Bulger - "Missed it by >

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (CMkNk)

189 I can't wait to see what he does next said no one ever.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at January 28, 2015 02:45 PM (QCo5R)


You rang? I really can't wait to see what Andi does next.

Posted by: No One Ever at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (cL79m)

190 188

THAT MUCH!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (CMkNk)

191
Or a nunnery.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:43 PM (bNyu

Pillow fights?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (2Aj5D)

192 Andrew Sullivan Will Stop Blogging "In the Near Future"

W00t!!!

Oh, wait, I thought you said "breathing."

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (Rx8ML)

193 There's a little sniff test with this...do you think the original intent of our Constitution was to turn a blind eye to this kind of surveillance?

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:40 PM (PFy0L)

Ohh.... trust me... I know how bad it is...

And the idea that any information you give a company is out of your control, and thus public information....

Like your bank account information... or emails... or phone records...

and as that information belongs to the company, it can be used by the Federal Government without a warrant....

The only thing saving us at all... is the massive amount of information they have to sift through to find 'yours'.... but that is changing as data mining becomes more mature...

Note, every public database, and many free sites.... like... Facebook... goes into a database called Catalist.. run by Harold Ickes... which is there to support Progressive goals (from their own website and mission statement).

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (qh617)

194 I'll take "Anal Bum Cover" for $500, Alex.

Posted by: Andy! at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (Ua6T/)

195 Cal DoJ has been doing this at Nevada gun shows for years, recording CA license plates and passing them on to CHP to stop the vehicles as they crossed the state border.


While their buddies, with Nevada plates, beat them to their house and transfer the guns from the trunk to the garage. LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (bNyu8)

196 I'm getting some work done.

*start theme to 6 -million dollar man*
"We can rebuild her."

Posted by: pre-op Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (u82oZ)

197
So, the references to GWB and the beginning of the Iraq war and how things changed because Sullivan used to be relevant reminded me of one of my most powerful example of How Awesome the Internet Is.

Did any of you follow Salam Pax?

He was an Iraqi who wrote in excellent English and posted from Baghdad. This was massively illegal and dangerous under Saddam, but he kept up really good reporting in the run-up to the war.

He was massively anti-Saddam but also not totally pro-war because war is scary and it was about to happen to his city. A lot of his reports clarified things that were (shock!) misreported in the MSM.

It was like having an embed. It was one of the power of the intertubes experiences for me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (JtwS4)

198 Who?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (tu3iY)

199 In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public.

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Not to be pedantically contrarian.... but jurors names are matter of public record in alot of states.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (NaV4z)

200 What wonderful writing. Love it. Pure high test snark

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (oXXE6)

201 Three felonies a day.
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (mf5HN)

This is what I say whenever someone's complaining about lawlessness in the US. We don't have rule of law anymore, why whine about it?

Posted by: HoboJerk, The State Loves You at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (FA3Z7)

202 Actually coming soon to a jury member in MA

Txt -> We have your wife. Vote innocent.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (+6nI6)

203
If I lived in MA and could not get out of jury duty on some gang mafia murder trial, I'd do everything I could to get DQ'd.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (CMkNk)

204 "applied obstetrics". Nice.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (tu3iY)

205 >>>The actual fuck are you talking about?

Ann Marie Cox was Washingtonienne or whatever, and blogged about her anal adventures with republican aides and etc. Charles Cooke I'm not sure about.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (3ZtZW)

206

Well..... you know what you find under a pony tail.... right??

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (NaV4z)

207 In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public.

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Whitey Bulger has a right to know.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (XUKZU)

208 >>My thoughts on this subject: http://bit.ly/1BpPEJa

Excellent response, AtC!

I also loved the MA agency that decided to do heat imaging scans of residents' homes and then send them notes advising them where/how they are wasting energy. For the environment and energy conservation was the excuse, IIRC.

ANd then there is the elementary school that insists that students must wear a wristband heart monitor 24/7 so that the school can ensure that lil' nippers are getting enough activity throughout the day. For the children's health was the excuse, IIRC.

Yeah, nothing intrusive about *that.*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (ABcz/)

209 Pillow fights?



Naughty Zoot!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (bNyu8)

210 He's still alive?

I thought he'd finally fisted himself to death.

My bad.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (1TEpx)

211 202 Actually coming soon to a jury member in MA

Txt -> We have your wife. Vote innocent.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (+6nI6)


Txt - Keep her.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (CMkNk)

212 Sullivan, who has worn dozens of hats in his lifetime, is truly unique. He stands astride the worlds of politics, journalism, theology, foreign policy, and applied obstetrics like the Colossus of Rhodes....

Ace level snark that.

Posted by: toby928(C) Pale Penis Person at January 28, 2015 02:50 PM (evdj2)

213 205 Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (3ZtZW)

Mr Cook and I are not pen pals but I am unaware of his carnal preferences and they matter narry a whit up until they become the central point of a person's web identity....

I also did not know Ms Cox was Greek, evidently.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:50 PM (/4AZU)

214 >>Not to be pedantically contrarian.... but jurors names are matter of public record in alot of states.

I've also seen the MA SC do dumber things. Gay marriage springs to mind.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 02:50 PM (g1DWB)

215 Oh, speaking of minority report and phillip k dick stories - anybody watch the pilot for Man in the High Castle on Amazon? Hope they make that into a series.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (3ZtZW)

216 And somewhere in Hell Erik Honneker is drooling while beating off, "If only we had all these tools. Everyone could still be driving Trabants."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (+6nI6)

217 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 02:45 PM (kdS6q)

You are correct....he was supportive of Bush for a few years.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (Zu3d9)

218 Wasn't Andi the one who blogged with the "Unitary Voice" or some such name for his interns?

Posted by: toby928(C) Pale Penis Person at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (evdj2)

219 211 202 Actually coming soon to a jury member in MA

Txt -> We have your wife. Vote innocent.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (+6nI6)


Txt - Keep her.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM

Txt- Beside her what else do you want?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (2Aj5D)

220 Actually coming soon to a jury member in MA

Txt -> We have your wife. Vote innocent.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (+6nI6)


And for those who we didn't get to know before the trial ended...

Txt -> That vote was the last mistake you'll ever make. What size cement shoes do you wear?

Posted by: steveegg at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (cL79m)

221 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (M1uf/)

Yup.... that 'reasonable expectation of privacy' is a really bad Constitutional statement...

but the WORST is (IMO).. ' the Constitution is not a suicide pact ' used as justification for bypassing the clearly worded intent of the Constitution.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (qh617)

222 Excellent response, AtC!

I also loved the MA agency that decided to do heat imaging scans of residents' homes and then send them notes advising them where/how they are wasting energy. For the environment and energy conservation was the excuse, IIRC.

ANd then there is the elementary school that insists that students must wear a wristband heart monitor 24/7 so that the school can ensure that lil' nippers are getting enough activity throughout the day. For the children's health was the excuse, IIRC.

Yeah, nothing intrusive about *that.*
Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:49 PM (ABcz/)



Yeah, there's not enough profanity for my response on the MA thermal imagery.

I think the Horde has discussed previously what would happen to a fitbit thingy sent home to monitor a child. As I recall, the consensus was that it would go on the dog.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (mf5HN)

223 Milky Loads Power Glutes.



I'm dying. I forgot about that. So funny

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (oXXE6)

224
Naughty Zoot!

And then the oral sex!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 02:52 PM (JtwS4)

225 To clarify, the person getting back door service was Jessica Cutler. Ana Marie Cox just publicized her story, as well as danced provocatively with her in a DC club. Yes there are pics.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:52 PM (PFy0L)

226 You are correct....he was supportive of Bush for a few years.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (Zu3d9)
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Then he realized the leaves were never coming back and it was only dead wood...

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 02:52 PM (z27Ny)

227 Washingtonienne was a different butt slut. Anna Marie Cox was Wankette I mean, Wonkette

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2015 02:52 PM (eA40J)

228 Andrew would not shut up about his carnal partners....

I did think it was rather shitty how the left outed his "appetites" but he was evidently less than bothered about it when he joined them...

Does anyone recall precisely what/when the "Milky Loads" episode was over...?

It all blurred....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (/4AZU)

229 I think the Horde has discussed previously what would happen to a fitbit thingy sent home to monitor a child. As I recall, the consensus was that it would go on the dog.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (mf5HN)


I must have missed that discussion, because my response is it would go into the anus of the school official who placed it onto my child.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (MT22W)

230 Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public.

Because people drawn into a death penalty case, or gang/mafia/mohammadan defendants should have a bullseye painted on them.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (Spluw)

231 223 Milky Loads Power Glutes.

I'm dying. I forgot about that. So funny
Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (oXXE6)

Raw Mus Glutes as well. Nice.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (CMkNk)

232

Posted by: steveegg at January 28, 2015 02:51 PM (cL79m)


simpler.... and harder to prove coercion...

Text: Is your address 1234 Maple Street?
Text: Does your Son Johny go to MLKing Elementary school?

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (qh617)

233 but the WORST is (IMO).. ' the Constitution is not a suicide pact ' used as justification for bypassing the clearly worded intent of the Constitution.

It is my shame to admit I fell for some of that immediately post 9/11.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (M1uf/)

234 Charles Cooke I'm not sure about.
Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (3ZtZW)

Which Charles is this? There are too many, cant they go by Chuck or Charlie or Chick?????

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (2Aj5D)

235 Now I want Palin to run for president just to antagonize Sullivan. I really want to see the realtime progression from insane to encephalytic sponge-brain.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (1CroS)

236 Must be a hyper-active dog I think. Someone also suggested Home Depot and the paint shaker.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:54 PM (+6nI6)

237 225 Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:52 PM (PFy0L)

Ah see...

You miss a lot when you don't keep track of which pundit wants what topping on their sundae and AVOID like the plague the pics of them getting their Couric Mamba on...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:54 PM (/4AZU)

238 I kinda figure that if I was a major league pothead, was using testosterone gel all the time, and then stacked early stage AIDS dementia on top of that, I'd probably start to say some pretty nutty stuff myself.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 28, 2015 02:54 PM (noWW6)

239 Because people drawn into a death penalty case, or gang/mafia/mohammadan defendants should have a bullseye painted on them.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (Spluw)


Especially when the State FORCES people to sit on a Jury...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 02:54 PM (qh617)

240 I cannot believe we are discussing Anna Marie Cox and not also discussing ace's Skank A Thon.

That remains one of my go to pieces to read when I need to laugh.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/030008.php

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (mf5HN)

241 I must have missed that discussion, because my response is it would go into the anus of the school official who placed it onto my child.


Dog. Tennis ball. City park.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (bNyu8)

242 I must have missed that discussion, because my response is it would go into the anus of the school official who placed it onto my child.
Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (MT22W)


Go on

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (/kVvc)

243 The Penis Mightier!

Posted by: Sean Connery at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (evdj2)

244 Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:54 PM (/4AZU)

---

When it comes to keeping a thumb on the pulse of DC's skanks, I'm your guy.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (PFy0L)

245 http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Lara-Zankoul-The-Unseen-10.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (+6nI6)

246 Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 02:48 PM (3ZtZW)

No, Cox was Wonkette and blogged about Washingtonienne who was a friend working for some rep. Washingtonienne bragged about all the sex she was getting on Capitol Hill.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Paranoia Punch with Electrolytes at the Outrage Outlet! at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (hLRSq)

247
Cal DoJ has been doing this at Nevada gun shows for years, recording CA license plates and passing them on to CHP to stop the vehicles as they crossed the state border.


While their buddies, with Nevada plates, beat them to their house and transfer the guns from the trunk to the garage. LOL.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:47 PM (bNyu






A moderately smart person would go to a gun show in a free state, buy normal capacity magazines for cash, take them apart and separate the bodies from the springs/followers and ship them home in separate boxes.

Totes legal. Seriously.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 02:56 PM (TIIx5)

248 Dog. Tennis ball. City park.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (bNyu

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I wonder how hard it would be to get that tagged onto a whitetail deer.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 02:56 PM (NaV4z)

249
To clarify, the person getting back door service was Jessica Cutler.
Posted by: @JohnTant



Self admitted whore, in the getting paid for boom boom sense, and a Senate Republican staffer to boot.

Hell of a party you've got there.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 02:56 PM (kdS6q)

250 When it comes to keeping a thumb on the pulse of DC's skanks,



And windpipes?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 02:56 PM (bNyu8)

251 238 Posted by: torquewrench at January 28, 2015 02:54 PM (noWW6)

Heh.....

"Milky Loads"....

Hey We all have NEEDS

//Andrew Sully MD Dr of Ob/Gyn

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:57 PM (/4AZU)

252 He'll write a book about how ill-used he was by the conservative blogosphere, before eventually landing at NPR as a cultural correspondent.

Possible titles include...

Trig-Onometry for Dummies
The Buggerer's Lament
Clickbait! Inside The Mind of a Genius

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 02:57 PM (2cS/G)

253 I also loved the MA agency that decided to do heat imaging scans of
residents' homes and then send them notes advising them where/how they
are wasting energy. For the environment and energy conservation was the
excuse, IIRC.>>>

The EPA takes aerial photos of farm fields and mails the farmer either a fine or just the photo with notes. To paraprase the most common note "That's a nice farm you got there be a shame if something was to happen to it"

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 28, 2015 02:57 PM (tf9Ne)

254 >>I must have missed that discussion, because my response is it would go
into the anus of the school official who placed it onto my child.

Yep.

There are also some high schools w/student badges that include chips that ID their location. Mandatory for students to keep this on their person during school. For emergencies was the excuse.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:57 PM (ABcz/)

255 244 Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (PFy0L)


All give some Mr Tant, you sir have given all...

*salute*


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 02:58 PM (/4AZU)

256 *pauses as a horrible thought pops to mind*

Andi has been selected to play the role of Janine in the new all female Ghostbusters movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 02:59 PM (+6nI6)

257 Ace - Perhaps you missed the oft-quoted epidemiological study done regarding the horrible consequences of the Three Mile Island incident, conducted by...., wait for it...., a psychologist.

Because they know all about that biological stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 02:59 PM (l1zOH)

258 AllenG: Did you smile at the red light cameras?

*grins*

*turns and runs like hell*

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 02:59 PM (JkmfQ)

259 >>He'll write a book about how ill-used he was by the conservative
blogosphere, before eventually landing at NPR as a cultural
correspondent.


The Stale Dish?
Dish Best Served Cold?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:59 PM (ABcz/)

260 We find Sullivan to be useful when we need to fill in the blabk in the following sentence: "Even conservatives like __________ have criticized the Republicans." David Frum is a good one as well.

Posted by: The Media at January 28, 2015 03:00 PM (OD2ni)

261 Andi has been selected to play the role of Janine in the new all female Ghostbusters movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma
--------------------

Will Meryl Streep do the voice-over?
Oh..., wait..., wrong 'Andi'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:01 PM (l1zOH)

262 260 Posted by: The Media at January 28, 2015 03:00 PM (OD2ni)


all it takes at times is the offer of a free oil change and bed-lining right Media?

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:01 PM (/4AZU)

263 There are also some high schools w/student badges that include chips that ID their location. Mandatory for students to keep this on their person during school. For emergencies was the excuse.
Posted by: Lizzy

30 secs in the microwave oughta do it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 28, 2015 03:02 PM (Spluw)

264 There are also some high schools w/student badges that include chips that ID their location. Mandatory for students to keep this on their person during school. For emergencies was the excuse.

Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen! Found them. It looks like all of them, over at the processing station, sub-level three, under the main cooling towers.

Posted by: Pct Hudson at January 28, 2015 03:02 PM (evdj2)

265 but the WORST is (IMO).. ' the Constitution is not a suicide pact ' used as justification for bypassing the clearly worded intent of the Constitution.

It is my shame to admit I fell for some of that immediately post 9/11.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 02:53 PM (M1uf/)

It was a different time. Doesn't make it right, but many thought 9/11 was not a one-time event but going to happen over and over. Maybe nukes too.

Posted by: HoboJerk, The State Loves You at January 28, 2015 03:02 PM (FA3Z7)

266 I particularly enjoyed Stacey McCain's past take down(s) of Andrew Sullivan. He also possesses an Ace-like genius in colorful language application.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (JkmfQ)

267 It is my shame to admit I fell for some of that immediately post 9/11.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon a


I hear ya, bro.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (/Ho8c)

268 There are also some high schools w/student badges that include chips that ID their location. Mandatory for students to keep this on their person during school. For emergencies was the excuse.

---

Is it wrong that I hope...nay, PRAY...for my kid's school to start doing this? I want to teach him about RFID and applied electronics, and this seems to be a good place to start.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (PFy0L)

269 Ceiling fan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (u82oZ)

270 There are also some high schools w/student badges that include chips that ID their location. Mandatory for students to keep this on their person during school. For emergencies was the excuse.

To be clear- considering the considerable rules which govern how a school is supposed to treat children (I will not derail this with how a public school treated my child) I do not have any philosophical problem with requiring a student to have an ID badge with some kind of RFID chip on their person while engaged in school functions (that is: while at school, on field trips, etc.).

And I'm the guy who says we don't even treat our children like People, let alone like citizens.

While you are at school, the school is acting en loco parentis, and has a whole lot of rights around how they keep track of your child and how they care for them (including discipline, actually). So having them wear ID which has an RFID chip... not a big deal to me.

But schools too often don't stop there. Like the kids being monitored via webcam on their school-issued laptops. Or some school district which tried to require that kids wear those same IDs outside of school hours. And that is *not* okay.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (M1uf/)

271 Well, if someone mentioned Jessica Cutler, it's time to bring back these Photoshops from Jeff Goldstein:

http://goo.gl/XGoMDZ

http://goo.gl/qLXqJq

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (MT22W)

272 http://ace.mu.nu/archives/030008.php
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (mf5HN)

Thanks Alex, that was hilarious.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (l1zOH)

273 It still maybe nukes since the borders are open and some Mexican gangs have Muslim contacts...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (+6nI6)

274 The flaming hypocrites at Hot Gas are actually arguing that Michelle Obama, get this, SHOULD have conformed to the Muzzie's Neanderthal customs because...wait for it...it was RUDE of her not to.

Apparently, the "conservatives" at Hot Gas would rather turn into a bunch of Sharia-compliant Muzzie-lovers than admit that the First Lady, for once in her sorry life, did a good thing.

The hypocrisy, it BURNS.

Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (7ObY1)

275 There are also some high schools w/student badges that include chips that ID their location. Mandatory for students to keep this on their person during school. For emergencies was the excuse.
Posted by: Lizzy


Ask them, "Who, in an emergency, will have time to run the entire student body to see where everyone is at?"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (bNyu8)

276 263 Posted by: Blue Hen at January 28, 2015 03:02 PM (Spluw)

The problem with that is similar to Active Duty Mil ID the lads and lasses use it to log in or enter secure areas of the campus in some cases...

such as my son's....

I am less than thrilled but I am equally aghast at the paucity of old fashioned book education now that they have the chrome books as a crutch...

I am embracing the housing bubble... my business and house are likely to be in Windsor.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (/4AZU)

277 Andrew Sullivan branching out into obstetrics and gynecology? I thought he was an amateur proctologist.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (oKE6c)

278 Will Meryl Streep do the voice-over?
Oh..., wait..., wrong 'Andi'


/golfclap

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (DT3rQ)

279
Ross Douthat DouthatNYT
Time to re-up my case for Andrew Sullivan as the most influential political writer of his generation: http://nyti.ms/1EPUPpn



Great. We'll make sure you two get adjoining padded cells.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (kdS6q)

280 I'm sorry, is this a "thing?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (LA7Cm)

281 That remains one of my go to pieces to read when I need to laugh.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 02:55 PM (mf5HN)


Me, too.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 03:05 PM (MT22W)

282
Ace is looking for bloody tampons to throw in the shark tank.

Will it be an OMG Jeb Bush/Mitt Romney is Running bloody tampon?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:05 PM (Q66iK)

283 Who was that cray cray lady that was harassing Jeff G. a few years ago?

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 03:05 PM (L30zb)

284 >>I thought he was an amateur proctologist.

I think he has professional status.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 03:05 PM (g1DWB)

285 The USA Today story about Johnny Depp's horrific chupacabra attack ended with this excellent snark:

"Mortdecai, Depp's latest box office bomb, is set for release in Japan on Feb. 6."

Posted by: Hoosier Hobbit at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (ppaKI)

286 How The Squish Saved Civilization

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (2cS/G)

287 Poor Andrew. With all of these other genderbending classifications out there, being just a plain old gay queen has got to be hard on his massive ego.

Posted by: Fritz at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (dVmLD)

288 While you are at school, the school is acting en loco parentis, and has a whole lot of rights around how they keep track of your child and how they care for them (including discipline, actually). So having them wear ID which has an RFID chip... not a big deal to me.

Well, fair is fair I guess. The parents should have access to the same real-time tracking data the school has. Right?

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (PFy0L)

289
But schools too often don't stop there. Like the kids being monitored via webcam on their school-issued laptops. Or some school district which tried to require that kids wear those same IDs outside of school hours. And that is *not* okay.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (M1uf/

Or schools expecting the student to turn over their Face Book password.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (l1zOH)

290 284 Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 03:05 PM (g1DWB)

to quote the BBC Sherlock

The Police do NOT go to amateurs....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (/4AZU)

291 AllenG: Did you smile at the red light cameras?

*snort*

I smiled when cities started doing away with them.

My problem with red light cameras is completely different and not related to the 4th amendment (since they only go off when you have actually committed a crime- specifically, running a red light). Though it is worrisome (in a 4th amendment sense) when they are triggered by someone buzzing a light (starting through on yellow, and then the light turns red so the camera takes a shot).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (M1uf/)

292 The flaming hypocrites at Hot Gas are actually arguing that Michelle Obama, get this, SHOULD have conformed to the Muzzie's Neanderthal customs because...wait for it...it was RUDE of her not to.



I just want the law applied equally. Stone her.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 03:06 PM (bNyu8)

293 Who was that cray cray lady that was harassing Jeff G. a few years ago?

Deb Frisch.

I remember following that as it was happening. Weird woman.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 03:07 PM (PFy0L)

294 Great. We'll make sure you two get adjoining padded cells. Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (kdS6q)

Douche-hat is an unfunny joke that keeps getting told over and over.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 03:07 PM (JkmfQ)

295 A moderately smart person would go to a gun show in a free state, buy normal capacity magazines for cash, take them apart and separate the bodies from the springs/followers and ship them home in separate boxes.

Totes legal. Seriously.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur


If someone thinks that would stop the cops from tearing apart your car, detaining you for several hours, and magically finding evidence of transporting, he isn't that moderately smart.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2015 03:07 PM (Zi7PZ)

296 Is it wrong that I hope...nay, PRAY...for my kid's
school to start doing this? I want to teach him about RFID and applied
electronics, and this seems to be a good place to start.

Posted by: @JohnTant at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (PFy0L)


Starting with instruction about the Faraday cage, I presume?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 28, 2015 03:07 PM (oKE6c)

297 this world just isn't conservative enough for my ultra-conservative tastes

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at January 28, 2015 03:07 PM (7Kbxu)

298 Ask them, "Who, in an emergency, will have time to run the entire student body to see where everyone is at?"

More for after the shooter has been taken down, you'd think.

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (ZKzrr)

299
To be fair, that edict came down from the national counsels and the actual UVA sororities are pissed as hell about it and are shoving right back.

It caused a small glow in the subcockle region of my soul shaped place to see the sorority members push back that they have their own agency and are not weak.
----------

Good for them. And all this nonsense over outright lies!

Posted by: Lea hates Peppa Pig but will watch it for freedom (not really) at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (lIU4e)

300 All Quiet In The Western Womb

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (2cS/G)

301
Who was that cray cray lady that was harassing Jeff G. a few years ago?

The Anchoress?

Nah, not really. But there was a time when she was normal.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (Q66iK)

302 Ask them, "Who, in an emergency, will have time to run the entire student body to see where everyone is at?"

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (bNyu


The assistant principals. They won't run them until they're outside themselves, but it does make it faster to know who is still in the building, and who isn't.

At that, it's not fail-safe, since I'm sure the kids in PE aren't wearing them with their gym clothes.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (M1uf/)

303 280 I'm sorry, is this a "thing?"
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 03:04 PM (LA7Cm

Define "thing"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (l1zOH)

304 Charlotte, NC has just announced a buy on 'Police Cameras'. You remember Charlotte, right? It's closing in on Atlanta for 'Detroit of the South' honors. I won't list the scandals. There are too many of them, and Dem fingerprints are on all.., including those of Dear Leader and Holder.

Anyhow, there are 1,849 sworn officers. The cost of cameras is going to be $7,000,000. The math? $3,785.83 per officer.

Somehow, I think I could find a better deal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (l1zOH)

305
Douche-hat is an unfunny joke that keeps getting told over and over.
Posted by: 1bulwetweft



Just one of the many great "conservative" voices the National Review has provided to the NYT.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (kdS6q)

306 >>>>Is it wrong that I hope...nay, PRAY...for my kid's school to start doing this? I want to teach him about RFID and applied electronics, and this seems to be a good place to start.

Only if you want your kid to grow up with the full tin foil panoply

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (3ZtZW)

307 Good grief, you aren't supposed to write that woman's name down! It's like invoking Beetlejuice, except you only have to do it ONCE!

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (7Kbxu)

308 That was Deb Phri$ch. Used to be we couldnt spell it properly here because ace was worried (with good cause) she'd drop my his own home to boil rabbits.

She might be in prison, or a happy-home where life is beautiful all the time. Dunno.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (eA40J)

309 Ahhh...yes...


Thank you @JohnTant.

It was driving me nuts because I couldn't remember.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (L30zb)

310

Frisch's term War$hington is a classic.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (Q66iK)

311 I guess this means his AIDs meds have stopped working.


May he have a quiet death.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 03:10 PM (0FSuD)

312 The Anchoress is a long-time friend of the blog, to this day.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:10 PM (7Kbxu)

313 >>>I'm sorry, is this a "thing?"

No, it's the bloody stump of a hand, covered in pine needles -- AND I SAID TO PUT IT DOWN

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:10 PM (3ZtZW)

314 Mike Hammer, you forget those cameras come with 'infrastructure' costs along with other assorted hardware. But mainly infrastructure costs...

Yeah 'Andi' would be totes... *thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:10 PM (+6nI6)

315 OT: Feds abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows...

---------


A little confusion re the "Fast and Furious" there.

The "Fast and Furious" we're pissed about concerns failing to track guns that went to the Mexican drug cartels. Nothing to do with the movie about cars.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 28, 2015 03:11 PM (oKE6c)

316 heh

kids

you know

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:11 PM (3ZtZW)

317 "Define "thing"



Mmmmmm...........amounting to even the smallest of shits....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 03:11 PM (LA7Cm)

318 Starting with instruction about the Faraday cage lunchbox, I presume?



FIFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 03:11 PM (bNyu8)

319 This was a "From the Left" take-down of Small Town Boy.

http://sullywatch.blogspot .com/

Posted by: BumperStickerist at January 28, 2015 03:11 PM (4CVLy)

320
who's that comic strip character whose hair sticks out on one side?

that's me today, my left side is unmanageable

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:11 PM (Q66iK)

321 Trig-Onometry for Dummies

The Buggerer's Lament

Clickbait! Inside The Mind of a Genius

A Prairie Homo's Companion

Posted by: andycanuck at January 28, 2015 03:12 PM (L6/+u)

322 Or use a Michelle veggie lunch to lure in a squirrel so FitBit can be attached.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:12 PM (+6nI6)

323 That was Deb Phri$ch. Used to be we couldnt spell it properly here because ace was worried (with good cause) she'd drop my his own home to boil rabbits.

She might be in prison, or a happy-home where life is beautiful all the time. Dunno.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2015 03:09 PM (eA40J)



Caring. Giver.

http://tinyurl.com/5a2ycn

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:12 PM (od1KN)

324 I remember she ended up getting evicted from hers dad's property in Oregon.

I think she was making her parent's lives hell too.

Never heard anything since.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 03:12 PM (L30zb)

325 37 I don't really know who this guy is. I mean I get his is some vile liberal asshole, but there are so many on the Web, why is he so "special". Most assholes look about the same to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2015 02:20 PM (nzKvP)




But you're not the connoisseur of assholes that Sullivan is.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 28, 2015 03:13 PM (oKE6c)

326 274 The flaming hypocrites at Hot Gas are actually arguing that Michelle Obama, get this, SHOULD have conformed to the Muzzie's Neanderthal customs because...wait for it...it was RUDE of her not to.


Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (7ObY1)





Beck said the same thing this morning. Must be a talking point.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at January 28, 2015 03:13 PM (vgIRn)

327
The Anchoress went batshit. I'll bet she likes the new pope, though.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:13 PM (Q66iK)

328
The Anchoress is a long-time friend of the blog, to this day.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:10 PM (7Kbxu)







That settles it. She's totes cray-cray.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 03:14 PM (TIIx5)

329 Beck said the same thing this morning. Must be a talking point.
Posted by: Just Some Guy at January 28, 2015 03:13 PM (vgIRn)


Well, that and that we're all going to die in a fire next Tuesday.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at January 28, 2015 03:14 PM (vgIRn)

330

Gee -- almost all the tweets about Sullivan gafia-ing are from twitter spam accounts.

Actual humans seem -- uninterested.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:14 PM (kdS6q)

331 The Stale Dish?
Dish Best Served Cold?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 02:59 PM (ABcz/)

----

Touch Downs Syndrome Jesus

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 03:14 PM (NaV4z)

332 The flaming hypocrites at Hot Gas are actually arguing that Michelle Obama, get this, SHOULD have conformed to the Muzzie's Neanderthal customs because...wait for it...it was RUDE of her not to.


Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 03:03 PM (7ObY1)


Um, Laura Bush didn't cover her head when visiting those stone age savages. WTF?!

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 03:14 PM (MT22W)

333 323 Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:12 PM (od1KN)

It does seem we get the SPECIAL people as foes...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:15 PM (/4AZU)

334 The flaming hypocrites at Hot Gas are actually arguing that Michelle Obama, get this, SHOULD have conformed to the Muzzie's Neanderthal customs because...wait for it...it was RUDE of her not to.

I don't get this. It's not like anyone has to praise her for it. She wasn't refusing to do it as some "statement," but just because she's just as self-centered as her husband.

Nevertheless, what she did for selfish reasons (her self-centered-ness) is nevertheless the right thing to have done. The latter means she shouldn't be taking flak, but the former means we don't actually have to praise her for it.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:16 PM (M1uf/)

335 Anchoress went batshit? What happened? She's not one of my reads normally.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:16 PM (3ZtZW)

336 Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (2cS

I'll keep it going.

From Here To Maternity

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:16 PM (cNJvW)

337 327 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:13 PM (Q66iK)

Anytime I need to know why what Dope Frank said is TOTALLY OK with freedom and not communist and Ed Morrisey is in a ballgag or otherwise detained there's Anchoress on the case.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (/4AZU)

338 Anyhow, there are 1,849 sworn officers. The cost of cameras is going to be $7,000,000. The math? $3,785.83 per officer.

Somehow, I think I could find a better deal.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:08 PM (l1zOH

Actually, its the extended warranty that gets you every time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (l1zOH)

339 I don't get why Michelle Obama not wearing a headscarf is such a big deal. I thought that rule only applies to women.

Posted by: mugiwara at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (06U11)

340 Fags Of Our Fathers

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (cNJvW)

341

I am glad she stood there glowering, head uncovered


fuck those guys in particular. Laura did the same thing although I dot know if she stood in the receving line like that too

so what. Good for her. I suspect, in part, there is an uproar in KSA because she is black

fuck them

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (zOTsN)

342 The Anchoress hasn't gone batshit, she's just gone more hardcore Catholic and less political, which makes her look more like a liberal to some.

It's not like Pope Francis.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (7Kbxu)

343 Mike Hammer, you forget those cameras come with 'infrastructure' costs along with other assorted hardware. But mainly infrastructure costs...
----------------

Well, sure. But let's assume this is a decent piece of gear: http://tinyurl.com/pea4bmg

$400 x 1849 = $739,600

Leaving $6,260,400, for...., what? SD cards?

It smells like conspicuous consumption of Federal Grant money to me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (l1zOH)

344 I don't get why Michelle Obama not wearing a headscarf is such a big deal. I thought that rule only applies to women.


*rimshot*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 28, 2015 03:18 PM (8ZskC)

345 In the dumbest decision of all time, Massachusetts
Supreme Court rules that jurors' names will now be made public.
http://wp.me/p4ySuR-Bqt

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 02:36 PM (ZPrif)


You know, I see a lot of stupid, irritating shit throughout the day, but this one nearly made me jump out of my seat with rage. Any more typing on this matter would get me banned.

Posted by: Heralder at January 28, 2015 03:18 PM (/Mxso)

346 Mike Mike Mike, infrastructure in this case being some people's pockets...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:18 PM (+6nI6)

347 That remains one of my go to pieces to read when I need to laugh.


I'm totally stealing "No sandwich after nine."

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 03:18 PM (ZKzrr)

348 341 Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (zOTsN)

The main thing is I am not sure she was glowering so much as angry at being cowed...

she did not look like her normal Blood Worm hunting self IMHO.....

The Sauds may have tamed a Klingon

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (/4AZU)

349 Wow...she's been active as late as September.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (L30zb)

350 >>>>I am glad she stood there glowering, head uncovered

"For the first time, I am proud of my country"

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (3ZtZW)

351 "I don't get why Michelle Obama not wearing a headscarf is such a big deal. I thought that rule only applies to women."



*Heh*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (LA7Cm)

352 $400 x 1849 = $739,600

Leaving $6,260,400, for...., what? SD cards?


Training! Or do you think Police Officers are born knowing how to accidentally delete exculpatory evidence?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (MbqmP)

353
let's just say that Anchoress' Catholicism lines up perfectly with Andi Sullivan's

yeah, Andi is a devout Catholic; just ask him. And he's devouter than you; again, just ask him.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (Q66iK)

354
Reason.com: A Fond Farewell to Andrew Sullivan, Who Is Retiring From Blogging



"like a candle in the wind"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (kdS6q)

355 311 I guess this means his AIDs meds have stopped working.


May he have a quiet death.
Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 03:10 PM (0FSuD

Little mellow after your victory formation last night?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (l1zOH)

356 The Saudis will never forgive Michele Obama for not bringing an NBA Championship to the Knicks in the late 80s.

Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 03:20 PM (bsFjT)

357 342 Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (7Kbxu)

Yup...

she goes where the Ten Gallon Beanie leads and given THIS one is a communist beanie....

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:20 PM (/4AZU)

358 if we have to live with her glares so should they

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:20 PM (zOTsN)

359 Is that what they calll it? Blogging?

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 28, 2015 03:20 PM (8MjqI)

360 356 Posted by: Garrett at January 28, 2015 03:20 PM (bsFjT)

It smells like Tepid Gas is stirring....

Oh that's just Poppin' Fresh in the ball gag

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:20 PM (/4AZU)

361 And just remember folks, a certain Republican Senator named Packwood was sent packing from office because a staffer alleged the man sent her missives of affection.

And here we have a staffer who was obviously doing more on the desk than sitting behind it... and they are apparently lauded.

Topsy Turvy World.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:21 PM (+6nI6)

362 Oh this is too rich.

Apparently, the 529 tax plan is still in the budget that Dear Leader is sending to Congress because it's "at the printer".

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 03:21 PM (mf5HN)

363
Awright, I'm gonna OT myself some Awesomeness of the Gronk:

When Gronk started to head toward a few cliche lines, the reporter who originally asked the question didn't like the direction he was heading with the answer. Gronk, in a very playful response, answered back.
"I know, but I don't have to answer your question," Gronk said. "I can deflect it. That's how we are trained."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 03:21 PM (JtwS4)

364 On that Charlotte Police camera thing, I just looked it up..., they are only buying 1,400 cameras, so the price just went up 24%

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:21 PM (l1zOH)

365
let's just say that Anchoress' Catholicism lines up perfectly with Andi Sullivan's, Andi is a devout Catholic; just ask him. And he's devouter than you; again, just ask him.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G.



But not as devout as the Anchoress. She's so devout it's scary. And always right. So much better than other people. Just ask her.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (kdS6q)

366 is Sullivan ill or moving to Gaza

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (zOTsN)

367 let's just say that Anchoress' Catholicism lines up perfectly with Andi Sullivan's
========

No, that's not a fair assessment. It's not like she's come out for same-sex marriage or revealed herself to be an abortion-enthusiast.

If anything, she seems to have almost entirely abandoned politics.

She's not slamming Pope Francis, though; is that her deficiency?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (7Kbxu)

368 The last time I saw a glare like that was when my best goat saw the Viagra prescription show up in the mail.

Posted by: King Salmon at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (8ZskC)

369 >.I am glad she stood there glowering, head uncovered


Michelle has a habit of not dressing appropriately. She'll wear bright flowered dresses on a visit to Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day. She'll wear a cutesy, puffed skirt dress (more appropriate for a teen) and tight cardy when meeting Queen Elizabeth. She'll wear skin-tight silver leggings and a semi-transparent sequined top to the Nickelodeon Kid's Awards.

It's what Michelle does, it's who she is.



Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (ABcz/)

370 353 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (Q66iK)

I seldom claim to look into a person's soul...

If Andi and Anchoress are happy in themselves be happy....

I begrudge no person their deal with reality so long as it doesn't harm another.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (/4AZU)

371 Ask them, "Who, in an emergency, will have time to run the entire student body to see where everyone is at?"


Jay vs. shithead department, vol. 73: department places a sign-in book in the lobby for those working after hours.

Jay: "Why? "

Department: "So that when there's a fire (this being a chemistry department, which had fires on a bimonthly basis, it's 'when,' not 'if') the fire department can tell if there's anyone left in the building."

Jay: "But ... you seriously think the fire department is going to catch up on its reading during a fire? There's a raging inferno, and the fire department is going to say "fuck it" and not search because the book says everyone is out? Or, is going to charge into said inferno to a certain death, because the book says not everyone is out, notwithstanding the certainty that people fleeing a burning building won't sign out on their way out? Realistically, the fire department will ... say it with me ... use its judgment and search regardless, if possible, and not search, if it's not possible without undue risk. Right? So either way, the book serves no purpose."

Department: "You're always so difficult."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 28, 2015 03:23 PM (oKE6c)

372 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (l1zOH)

DISCLAIMER
I, AllenG (DedicatedTenter), am not in any way in favor of red light cameras. I think any municipality installing them is trying to run a scam on their taxpayers.
/DISCLAIMER

I don't know the specifics, but here are costs that pop into my head.

1) Planning (what intersections get cameras in what order)
2) Positioning (not just setup, but specifically where they need to be aimed to do their job- not hard, but it can be time consuming)
3) The equipment itself
4) Integration (they don't do any good if they're not tied into the light somehow)
5) Programming (being integrated with the light won't do any good if the camera doesn't know when to take a picture).

Then, usually, there is a fee for servicing/support. If the municipality wants the fines (rather than a cut from whatever the camera company collects), that's another fee.

And so forth.

Do I think 7+ million is reasonable? Actually, yeah. I work IT Consulting, and I know how big some of our *small* projects are. 2+ million for a 9 - 12 month contract is not unheard of. At a previous consulting company, we got a 6 million dollar job for a year commitment.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:23 PM (M1uf/)

373 >>>yeah, Andi is a devout Catholic; just ask him. And he's devouter than you; again, just ask him.

Meh. A lot of catholicism is bound up in Grace and I'll just leave that for him and his God to work out.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:23 PM (3ZtZW)

374 I remember a blog I used to go to. The guy went "Charles Johnson" before even he did. Every time he mentioned Sullivan it was with a "(boo hiss yeah yeah he's gay I know)" Just as an insulting dig to the readers attacking them with an accusation that they don't like what he said because he's gay. I had no idea who Sullivan was but it became very apparent to me that people obviously didn't have a problem with his homosexuality like the jackass claimed but his complete idiocy.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 28, 2015 03:23 PM (z/Ubi)

375 *twitches*

"At the printers"

Hey Il Douche! Shove it.

*starts frothing at the mouth*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:23 PM (+6nI6)

376 Michelle has a habit of not dressing appropriately. She'll wear bright flowered dresses on a visit to Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day. She'll wear a cutesy, puffed skirt dress (more appropriate for a teen) and tight cardy when meeting Queen Elizabeth. She'll wear skin-tight silver leggings and a semi-transparent sequined top to the Nickelodeon Kid's Awards.
It's what Michelle does, it's who she is.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (ABcz/)


I've been told, by several women in my office, that there's a term for that.

Ghetto Fabulous.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:24 PM (od1KN)

377
341 Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:17 PM (zOTsN)

The main thing is I am not sure she was glowering so much as angry at being cowed...

she did not look like her normal Blood Worm hunting self IMHO.....

The Sauds may have tamed a Klingon

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (/4AZU)






The Saudis have terrible cuisine. No alcohol, so no chech'tluth, and their version of gagh is reported to be dreadful.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2015 03:24 PM (TIIx5)

378 American Snipper

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:24 PM (cNJvW)

379
Anchoress isn't supportive of homosexual 'marriage'?

You better let her know because she certainly doesn't give that impression.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:24 PM (Q66iK)

380
It's what Michelle does, it's who she is.



Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (ABcz/

They based a whole tv show on her, "What not to wear"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:25 PM (l1zOH)

381 .... and a semi-transparent sequined top....

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Somethings. Cannot be un-read.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 03:25 PM (NaV4z)

382 Mike Mike Mike, infrastructure in this case being some people's pockets...
Posted by: Anna
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* snap! *

I missed the implication of 'infrastructure'.
I still use 'Oldspeak'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:26 PM (l1zOH)

383 Dr. Sullivan also specializes in milky glutes.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:26 PM (cNJvW)

384 367 Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:22 PM (7Kbxu)

If you think she's abandoned politics entirely I must be misreading her tweetline...

https://twitter.com/TheAnchoress

Her piece on Entrepreneurism and Catrholicism left me strangely "meh."

She is busily realigning her beliefs with the new sheriff I think.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:26 PM (/4AZU)

385 Morons, 'ettes, and Horde,
Lend me your keyboards and monitors,
We come here not to praise Andi,
But to bury him.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 03:26 PM (+6nI6)

386 i dont really care if Mooch offended the Saudis

You are right about her sartorial choices being a bit odd

but fuck them

I really dont think its because of what she wore. Laura Bush did the same thing and not any uproar I am aware of, and lord knows the press would have beat her to death with it if there were.

I think its because she is black

its their Arab Privilege

I do not care for Mooch at all

But she si FLOTUS she was not wearing anything revealing and they can go suck a camel dick


Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:26 PM (zOTsN)

387 Anchoress isn't supportive of homosexual 'marriage'?
==========

Not that I've noticed. The most I've seen is that she's written about the Pope's call for people to treat homosexuals with love and compassion.

If there's something more than that, if she's actually advocating against marriage, that would be very disappointing, but I haven't seen that.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:27 PM (uaEZS)

388 If you have Dan Savage mourning your giving up blogging that does not reflect well on you.

I wish Mr. Sullivan healing and wholeness in body, mid and spirit. Anyone who spent as much time as he did on Sarah Palins uterus has some major issues. And one of the funniest blogs (Who knows who was behind it?) was "Sarah Palin's uterus" in which the uterus responded to various comments by Sullivan If he didn't look like an obsessed fool before then he did after that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 03:27 PM (DXzRD)

389
Meh. A lot of catholicism is bound up in Grace and I'll just leave that for him and his God to work out.

Perhaps I wasn't clear or you have never read Sullivan's self-righteous tripe.

According to Andi, he's a "true" Catholic, whereas I am a theocrat. According to Andi, he's a "true" conservative (and so is obama, evidently), whereas I am, again, a theocrat.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:27 PM (Q66iK)

390 But she si FLOTUS she was not wearing anything revealing and they can go suck a camel dick


As if we need the permission of a woman to suck a camel dick...

Posted by: King Salmon at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (8ZskC)

391 Do I think 7+ million is reasonable?
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These are bodycams.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (l1zOH)

392 I found FLOTUS' outfit strangely erotic, of course i have been off my meds for a few days which might be one explanation...

Posted by: Penfold at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (Fbt5B)

393 379 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:24 PM (Q66iK)

I'd say she'll write on the subject with more clarity right after 10 gallon beanie crosses our border illegally...

I'm certain he'll wear a Glee shirt or something....

he's a ROCKIN' Pope after all.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (/4AZU)

394
She is busily realigning her beliefs with the new sheriff I think.

Heh, it might be the other way around!

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (Q66iK)

395 American Snipper is great!

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 03:29 PM (2cS/G)

396 "I, AllenG (DedicatedTenter), am not in any way in favor of red light cameras. I think any municipality installing them is trying to run a scam on their taxpayers"


I'll second that. They got me three times in 2013 on Cooper St.

So, I quit driving Cooper. Fcuk you, Arlington, TX.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 03:29 PM (LA7Cm)

397 I found FLOTUS' outfit strangely erotic

Posted by: Penfold at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (Fbt5B)


Let me know when you start fantasizing about a Jello cage match between her and the Dunham Horror. I'll want to avoid this site indefinitely.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (MT22W)

398 If you think she's abandoned politics entirely I must be misreading her tweetline...

https://twitter.com/TheAnchoress

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Yeah, I don't see a lot of political red meat there. You do?
Her piece on Entrepreneurism and Catrholicism left me strangely "meh."
========

Yeah, I confess that this tends to be my reaction to most of her stuff nowadays, too.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (uaEZS)

399 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (l1zOH)

Whoops. Sorry, I thought we were still talking about red light cameras.

Okay, body-cams... Yeah, that's beyond extravagant then.

And I really wish I could figure out where I stand on body-cams. I mean, we have reasonable evidence that they do, indeed, improve the behavior of cops in forces that employ them. But, then again, my rights don't end just because someone on the force is a dick.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (M1uf/)

400 @TheAnchoress Top Official of Synod on the Family Counters Conservatives' Arguments: Wondering is still allowed. (link removed b/c Pixy)

Yeah she is not political...

Again she is realigning her beliefs with the new 10 Gallon Beanie...

which uh get this...is why I have deep issues with Dope Frank and fears about Catholic Conservatives resoluteness.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (/4AZU)

401 Twelve Years A Bottom

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 28, 2015 03:31 PM (2cS/G)

402 >>>Laura Bush did the same thing and not any uproar I am aware of

Becoz First Lady. The FLOTUS is not subservient to *any* foreign entity and cannot be made so. It's an affront for them to have asked her to wear one to begin with.

Its the same reason the President isn't supposed to bow

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 03:31 PM (3ZtZW)

403 HepatitisB, tuberculosis, and chronic siphylis take a physical toll on you after a while.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 28, 2015 03:31 PM (8MjqI)

404 So, I quit driving Cooper. Fcuk you, Arlington, TX.

They've added them on Fielder and Collins now. Just FYI.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:31 PM (M1uf/)

405 I've been told, by several women in my office, that there's a term for that.

Ghetto Fabulous.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:24 PM (od1KN)



I think it as simple as her stylists hate her.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (mf5HN)

406 Yeah, I confess that this tends to be my reaction to most of her stuff nowadays, too.
Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (uaEZS)


Ditto, and....like you, I don't see her wandering far from Catholic doctrine and dogma.

She's just choosing different points of emphasis now. But it's all coming from the same well - the Catechism.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (od1KN)

407 398 Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (uaEZS)

I sincerely have no grief with her.

She and I were closer in '12...

after I realized she was in fact ceding the battlefield and realigning herself to Francis I shrugged and pay her tweets the attention they merit.

I respect the niche she has carved for herself.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (/4AZU)

408 Another thought on Sully's impending retirement:

http://goo.gl/6uiA5M

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (MT22W)

409 zactly Bigby. well put

she isnt Mooch over there. She is FLOTUS

so fuck them. and I loathe her

it isnt about her

its about their Arab Privilege

(I like throwing their shit in their faces)

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (zOTsN)

410 "It's what Michelle does, it's who she is.'

She wears white shoes after Labor Day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 28, 2015 03:33 PM (fL+1V)

411 397 I found FLOTUS' outfit strangely erotic

Posted by: Penfold at January 28, 2015 03:28 PM (Fbt5B)

Let me know when you start fantasizing about a Jello cage match between her and the Dunham Horror. I'll want to avoid this site indefinitely.
Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (MT22W)

Oh contraire! Someone new to laugh at besides Cow Pie Boi and Flannel Mary.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:33 PM (l1zOH)

412 "They've added them on Fielder and Collins now."



Oh, I have no doubt. I've really come to dislike this town and it used to be one of the nicer places in the Metroplex to be in.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2015 03:33 PM (LA7Cm)

413 406 Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (od1KN)

Sean I don't wish to create any turbulence or enmity with you, her or were he more forthright Ed...

My fear is that people like her are going to be pulled towards Francis' priority tree in addressing the heat the Pope's non-clerical behaviors draws.

That's it, what she writes and the wellspring it bursts forth are her business.

I wish her nothing but success and tranquility.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:34 PM (/4AZU)

414 it would have been better if she smiled warmly the whole time. Killing them with kindness kind of deal. Its a midwestern and southern sort of thing

a sort of "bless your heart"

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:35 PM (zOTsN)

415 I think it as simple as her stylists hate her.
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 03:32 PM (mf5HN)


No, I think her only concession to leaving her upbringing behind is she doesn't wear 27 gold bracelets on each wrist anymore.

But the style is the same.

Oh, and...obligatory

http://tinyurl.com/odd5fam

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 03:35 PM (od1KN)

416
I cannot divulge whether or not Mr. Sullivan isa patient of mine, or what I have been treating him for.

Posted by: Dr. Weldon Shitpanski at January 28, 2015 03:35 PM (wAQA5)

417 "Yeah she is not political..."
======

Well, I did say "almost."

Also, she tweeted a link to somebody else. She didn't write that thing about the Synod. She just linked to it.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:36 PM (uaEZS)

418 The Boob Belt rules all and will vaquish any foe

Posted by: The Jqackhole at January 28, 2015 03:36 PM (6/J77)

419 Oh, I have no doubt. I've really come to dislike this town and it used to be one of the nicer places in the Metroplex to be in.

It still is, really. But that's a low bar these days.

I just wish we could throw out Bob Cluck and his cronies on the City Council.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:36 PM (M1uf/)

420 I think it as simple as her stylists hate her.
Posted by: alexthechick
----------------

I'm thinking her advisers are no better than Barry's.
I mean, her fashion sense is to fashion, what Barry's diplomatic sense is to diplomacy.

On the other hand, perhaps she is out to kill fashion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:36 PM (l1zOH)

421 Someone help a brotha out-

It was $7 million for 1800 body cameras in Charlotte? That cant be right. Even my shot out math skills cant compute that.

That's just short of $3900 each.

I must have misread or something.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 03:37 PM (X+nFp)

422 It ain't easy hiding Mt Vesuvius

Posted by: Moocheles Stylists at January 28, 2015 03:38 PM (6/J77)

423 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:30 PM (M1uf/)

I fully support Police body cams.... as long as EVERYONE knows they are there.

Publish the law... advertise the hell out of it.... educate the American population that 'if a cop is there, you ARE on Tape, and it IS admissible in court'....

Reading Miranda Rights is a silly concept anyway... somehow your Rights don't really start UNTIL you are read your Rights??? HUH?

A Natural Right, is a Natural Right... it does not change because some Government employee mouths off a few words.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:38 PM (qh617)

424 I must have misread or something.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 03:37 PM (X+nFp)


They got the -3000% discount.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:38 PM (M1uf/)

425 Little mellow after your victory formation last night?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:19 PM (l1zOH


Ha ha. I guess I was over served and don't remember.


I swear I can not figure out how you get lost in just five blocks and Google keeps telling you the wrong shit.


I survived, barely.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 03:38 PM (0FSuD)

426 417 Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:36 PM (uaEZS)

She is entitled to go where she may, might I suggest you go over to her blog?

I get the vibe off her I described, when Francis has his Glee epiphany she will likely be on board....

GREAT in all sincerity....

and when Francis decides that Das Kapitalanomics are man's ONLY path to spiritual succor if she follows I'll still be happy...

but she and I will be on very opposite ends of a field.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:39 PM (/4AZU)

427 That's just short of $3900 each.

I must have misread or something.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 03:37 PM (X+nFp)





See, they install that TruCoat at the factory, there's nothin' we can do, but I'll talk to my boss.

Posted by: Jerry Lundegaard at January 28, 2015 03:39 PM (vgIRn)

428 421 Someone help a brotha out-

It was $7 million for 1800 body cameras in Charlotte? That cant be right. Even my shot out math skills cant compute that.

That's just short of $3900 each.

I must have misread or something.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 03:37 PM (X+nFp)


Cameras, and all the technology to back them up, save their data... and run the program...

Seems about right to me as an IT guy...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:39 PM (qh617)

429 No, I think her only concession to leaving her upbringing behind is she doesn't wear 27 gold bracelets on each wrist anymore.
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I pity the fool...

Posted by: Mr. T at January 28, 2015 03:40 PM (l1zOH)

430 Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:38 PM (qh617)

I think you've got the Miranda rights backward. Until you've been read your Miranda rights, you are unable to waive them (that is: anything prior to the reading of the Miranda rights is not (necessarily) admissible in court).

As for the cameras... yeah, I can mostly see that. My trust level of anything the government does is down in the dumpster so far even the Ewok won't find it, though.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:40 PM (M1uf/)

431 429 Posted by: Mr. T at January 28, 2015 03:40 PM (l1zOH)


PATRICIA EWING GWONNA DUNK ON SOMEONE ASS!

//Lt Worf Maj NBA

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (/4AZU)

432 >>I think it as simple as her stylists hate her.

As well as her 26+ personal assistants.

And yet...there seems to be no shortage of people in the media to rave about how beautiful she is, and what a "fashion icon" she is. Despite never actually starting a fashion trend.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (ABcz/)

433 I'm waiting for Pope Francis to announce the sale of the billions of dollars of art at the Vatican in preparation for his next admonishment of Western Countries for not giving enough . Can't wait.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (cNJvW)

434 427 -- hah

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (L30zb)

435 "She is entitled to go where she may, might I suggest you go over to her blog?"
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Why? What does that mean?

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (uaEZS)

436 Cameras, and all the technology to back them up, save their data... and run the program...



Seems about right to me as an IT guy...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:39 PM (qh617)

You left out kick backs to Black Police chief, donations to Black City Council members.
Cost of cameras minus kickbacks? Go Pro $350

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (0FSuD)

437 Damn that was funny.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 03:42 PM (0HooB)

438 there is no magic when the rights are read

thats a requirement on LE

if you can prove you were in custody, and not free to go, anything they ask you after that point may not be used against you whether you were Mirandized or not

the right to remain silent begins not when you are informed of it but when you are legally detained and are not free to go

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:42 PM (zOTsN)

439 "I fully support Police body cams.... as long as EVERYONE knows they are there. "
I love when people tout the studies that show body cameras decrease police violence.

Most times it is said that wearing the camera causes the Officer to be nicer. Therefore, fewer complaints.

How bout we put big ol honking cameras on every Officer. The kind with the red blinky light that says "We are recording your ass".

But....have the cameras be fake.
And see if the number of complaints still drop.

If so, yeh, people are no longer filing bogus complaints.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 28, 2015 03:43 PM (fL+1V)

440 Might just be me but in the words of one of the world's greatest bloggers, Patheos Catholic Channel is to Catholicism like drummers are to rock bands. Or something like that. At least since Pope Francis hit the scene.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 03:43 PM (ABQuZ)

441 Brodder Andy why so sod ?

Posted by: Lucky Charms Leprechaun at January 28, 2015 02:21 PM


ISWYDT

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 03:44 PM (knoK7)

442 of course if you are in custody, are informed of your rights, and affirmatively waive the right to remain silent, of course that can be used against you

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:45 PM (zOTsN)

443 This "quickie" post is straying into foot territory.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 03:45 PM (L30zb)

444 Hopefully, "in the near future" was yesterday.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 03:45 PM (0HooB)

445 435 Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (uaEZS)

Simply that her blog is a better glance inside her mind so far as I can tell...

I'm not ordering you around, her drift got me interested enough to peruse where she was heading for awhile in all honesty I don't look now since I went back to twitter more than maybe a monthly thing....

I looked...she looks "somewhat political" and definitely like she is in a political belief/doctrinal reconciliation phase at best WRT her posts that hit politics.

I am interested in other cyber amigo's analysis.

That's all.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:45 PM (/4AZU)

446
No, that's not a fair assessment. It's not like she's come out for same-sex marriage
Posted by: Kensington



Well, it's broader than that. She's become very "inclusion" orientated and pretty aggressively anti-socon over the last couple of years, specifically on the issue of the expansion of gay rights.

There was some to do last year, maybe the year before, on the gay story of the day, and she went to 11 in denouncing the right as haters and bigots and such in pretty strong language. To a shocking extent. It was like the cat lady who throws her cats at pedestrians.

That was actually the last time I recall anything of her's being linked from the right side.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (kdS6q)

447 As for the cameras... yeah, I can mostly see that. My trust level of anything the government does is down in the dumpster so far even the Ewok won't find it, though.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at January 28, 2015 03:40 PM (M1uf/)


Key is that we must, at the same time, get rid of the idea that its illegal to also film Police.

We cannot allow theirs to be the only video record of something...

today, even in States when its legal to film police, they often try to intimidate you into stopping...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (qh617)

448 My belief is everybody should camera up. Don't let the cops be the only ones in control of the recordings. Because we will be shocked at the high failure rate when they might have captured something the cops don't want us to see.

But, you do something wrong? Works every time.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (Rx8ML)

449 @447 yeah what he said.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (Rx8ML)

450 It was $7 million for 1800 body cameras in Charlotte? That cant be right. Even my shot out math skills cant compute that.

That's just short of $3900 each.
----------------------

Yeah..., I was wrong about that. They're only buying 1400 cameras, so that's $5000 per officer. The bodycam that I have looked at was $400.

So..., 1400 x $400 = $560,000, leaving a mere $6,440,000 for SD cards..., which as far as I know, is the only significant, required, 'Infrastructure'.

Dissenting perspectives welcomed.

Posted by: Mr. T at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (l1zOH)

451 433 Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:41 PM (cNJvW)

Look Francis wants YOU to share comrade...

His toys are well "the people's"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (/4AZU)

452 LEO 1970: service revolver, pair of handcuffs, baton, flashlight

LEO 2015: handgun, handcuffs (2 pair), plastic ties, collapsible baton, taser, mace canister, radio, camera, flashlight, tear-resistant gloves

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 03:47 PM (z27Ny)

453 Body cam system fees:

+ Implementation services...

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 03:48 PM (z27Ny)

454 "Simply that her blog is a better glance inside her mind so far as I can tell..."
========

I go there less and less frequently, and don't usually find much of interest, which is too bad because I like her and think she's a terrific writer when she's at her peak.

Posted by: Kensington (@NYKensington) at January 28, 2015 03:48 PM (uaEZS)

455 446 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (kdS6q)

I actually sorta respect her instincts in understanding how Scarlet Francis' hat was going to be, not that I agree with embracing it.

Yes she is on a Sully, Chonson path unless I miss my guess....

and since she is not much a FiCon, and she is not harping on the Abortion insanity a bunch, and she is slowly getting her Glee on....

what's that tell you about where she's gonna hang her '16 hat?

Exactly.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:49 PM (/4AZU)

456 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 28, 2015 03:43 PM (fL+1V)

Cops would know they were fake...


so non starter for me...

I want Police, because of the Power we give them, to be held to a HIGHER legal standard, than the populace at large.

But, its currently illegal for you to lie to Police, but Legal for them to lie to you.... so it is certainly not that way now.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:49 PM (qh617)

457 Dissenting perspectives welcomed.
Posted by: Mr. T at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (l1zOH)

Would you care to purchase the Extended warranty? It's only $5,999.99 for 18 months.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2015 03:49 PM (l1zOH)

458 Just a little something for the 'ettes.

http://tinyurl.com/ny2gp3w

Posted by: RWC - Shopping for Justice! at January 28, 2015 03:50 PM (fWAjv)

459 LEO 2015: handgun, handcuffs (2 pair), plastic ties, collapsible baton, taser, mace canister, radio, camera, flashlight, tear-resistant gloves
Posted by: RioBravo
-----------------

I sometimes wonder how they manage to move around with all that shit strapped to them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:50 PM (l1zOH)

460 "LEO 1970: service revolver, pair of handcuffs, baton, flashlight "

Go to MeTV, and watch Adam-12.

almost a different country.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 28, 2015 03:50 PM (fL+1V)

461 Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2015 03:47 PM (z27

The 70's police kept their real tools in the interrogation rooms. Also their thrown down gun was not part of the official equipment.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:51 PM (cNJvW)

462 so hot. Its 80 today

really beautiful

Posted by: ThunderB, Shapeshifter at January 28, 2015 03:52 PM (zOTsN)

463 So..., 1400 x $400 = $560,000, leaving a mere $6,440,000 for SD cards..., which as far as I know, is the only significant, required, 'Infrastructure'.

Dissenting perspectives welcomed.

Posted by: Mr. T at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (l1zOH)


You are also going to have to retain all that video for long periods of time.... and make it retrievable for evidence in court... thus searchable.

You are going to have to download all that video, every day, from every cop.... tag it, catalog it, and store it.

Video files are also large... so we are talking a LOT of damn data....

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:53 PM (qh617)

464 @450 I cannot imagine they intend to just have stacks and stacks of SD cards. There has to be a server based system to store, log, and track the data. Which will be shit tons. My dash cam fills 32gb in about 3 hrs at 1080.

There will have to be program admins, and all that. I mean it likely has graft for some Dem crony, too.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 03:53 PM (Rx8ML)

465 o..., 1400 x $400 = $560,000, leaving a mere $6,440,000 for SD cards...,
which as far as I know, is the only significant, required,
'Infrastructure'.



Someone's gotta upload that SD card info to some sort of networked storage after every shift, and it's going to be some outside firm doing the set-up and maintenance of that stuff.

I don't know if $6.4M is a reasonable bid or how many years of support would be included, but by the time you factor in the kickbacks so you can get the bid...

Posted by: HR needs donuts at January 28, 2015 03:53 PM (ZKzrr)

466 But Obama's Amnesty is apparently a myth.

HotAir.com @hotairblog
Border agents told to ask illegals if they might qualify for Obama amnesty http://hotair.com/?p=3145875

Posted by: Costanza Defense at January 28, 2015 03:53 PM (ZPrif)

467 Cops ain't perfect by a long shot but if you think law enforcement was more accountable and honest in the 60's or 70's then they are now , I don't know what to tell you.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at January 28, 2015 03:54 PM (cNJvW)

468 I take back what I said about Patheos Catholic Channel. Unfortunately, it does represent the views of too many Catholics today, all social justicey, Gay, Proud Catholic, Yay on the Pope meeting with the transgendered and 'her' husband this week, etc. The Anchoress is all for it, she continually stresses how we have to get with the program to get the kids to church, show 'mercy', and all the rest. Sigh.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 03:54 PM (ABQuZ)

469
You left out kick backs to Black Police chief, donations to Black City Council members.

Dude.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 03:54 PM (JtwS4)

470 After all, isn't this actually the story of Obama? To do, to weirdly fail, to not be fired, and yet to finally quit to loud sounds of farts and squeefs?

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at January 28, 2015 03:55 PM (scgac)

471
But if you ask Andi Sullivan or Andrea is they've gone to the Left, they'll say no, they've become more pure in their conservatism.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 03:55 PM (Q66iK)

472 Dammit BBWolf you are like my moron Doppleganger or something!

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 03:55 PM (Rx8ML)

473 468 Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 03:54 PM (ABQuZ)

I find it touching that the best mention on abortion on her link page is "Obi-Wan Kenobi and Abortion"...

They may go where they will and I will be happy for them, but there are lines once crossed I will never walk with them.

They're not there yet but the path is near splitting.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:56 PM (/4AZU)

474 Now I have fluorescent red fingers.

If anyone needs any Pitney Bowes 769-0 ink cartridges for their postal meter, just give me an address and I'll ship them to you for free - they don't fit my new machine.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2015 03:57 PM (9ZZd+)

475 468 Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 03:54 PM (ABQuZ)

Evidently unilaterally letting the head choppers pray in the HQ of your faith is more brilliance...and OBVIOUSLY gets our Coptic brothers and sisters comity...

Like I said...."go where you will"

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 03:57 PM (/4AZU)

476 448
My belief is everybody should camera up. Don't let the cops be the only
ones in control of the recordings. Because we will be shocked at the
high failure rate when they might have captured something the cops don't
want us to see.



But, you do something wrong? Works every time.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2015 03:46 PM (Rx8ML)

So, you've been to Russia?

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 03:57 PM (0FSuD)

477 This Pope is the John McCain of popes.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 03:58 PM (MYCIw)

478 You will be banned if you get willowed?

Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 03:59 PM (1Y+hH)

479 Oh! It just came to me...., the $6.4 million has to fund the pension for the 2 guys who will store and issue the SD cards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:59 PM (l1zOH)

480 If anyone needs any Pitney Bowes 769-0 ink cartridges for their postal meter, just give me an address and I'll ship them to you for free - they don't fit my new machine.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2015 03:57 PM (9ZZd+)



Great. Just like always, we get past 450 comments and it turns into a printer thread.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 28, 2015 04:00 PM (vgIRn)

481 479 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 03:59 PM (l1zOH)


right...pension....

//Sheldon Silver

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:00 PM (/4AZU)

482 You will be banned if you get willowed?
Posted by: Meremortal at January 28, 2015 03:59 PM (1Y+hH)


No.

You get a Lemon Square and glass of Pinot Grigio

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:00 PM (od1KN)

483 480 Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at January 28, 2015 04:00 PM (vgIRn)

Take heart in another 100 it'll devolve into a Gnu thread...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:00 PM (/4AZU)

484 No.

You get a Lemon Square and glass of Pinot Grigio
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:00 PM (od1KN)



*big eyes at you*

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:01 PM (mf5HN)

485 Not that anyone cares, but after extension research, I have ascertained that no company on Earth makes a commercial-grade microwave oven that is controlled by a dial and is silent.

Totally absurd.

Everyone wants one, but no one makes one.

Adam Smith's Invisible hand has failed me! Instead, it just slaps me around.

Posted by: zombie at January 28, 2015 04:02 PM (K4YiS)

486 #quickiepost

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:02 PM (L30zb)

487 #twoweeks

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (L30zb)

488 477 Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 03:58 PM (MYCIw)

What intrigues me is the political flexibility of the Ed and Elizabeth types...

they refuse to take a hard stand now and so their conservatism whether based on Benedict of John Paul II will slowly morph into at best moderation and possibly go down the primrose path to socialism...

and I look at their Donkey party cousins who stood resolute in their secular hypocrisy and I am in awe....

if only the right had THAT type of dedication and resolve.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (/4AZU)

489 Sven, I agree with you. For the first time (at least that I've ever seen it anyway), some were arguing that the Pro-life movement should start to include the 'Poor' because nothing could be more pro-life than the poor. Huh? So the movement is gonna get highjacked for the Pope's favorite cause. It seems saving souls has taken a backseat to The Poor, who are now the superstars in the Church. Think I saw something yesterday about sharing our property, too. Nothing would surprise me at this point. But the leading voices keep defending, explaining, blaming those of us that are troubled and worried. Tired of all of them. Keep going to Mass and trying to ignore it.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (ABQuZ)

490 *big eyes at you*

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:01 PM (mf5HN)


You know that....that....I mean....you know that I am powerless to resist this.

Yes?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (od1KN)

491 LEO 1970: service revolver, pair of handcuffs, baton, flashlight

LEO 2015: handgun, handcuffs (2 pair), plastic ties, collapsible baton, taser, mace canister, radio, camera, flashlight, tear-resistant gloves


CONCLUSION: Cops, like soldiers, are things you hang things on.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (3ZtZW)

492 This is the only time I have ever agreed with Mooch. Her apparel was appropriate by our standards.

Eff the Saudis if they're offended. They are beyond screwed up, burying their women, who can be quite fetching on occasion, under mountains of ugly black cloth.

http://tinyurl.com/p5avj2a

Sick sonsabitches.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:04 PM (CzJOg)

493 *big eyes at you*



I'm picturing a Disney puppy.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:05 PM (L30zb)

494 489 Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (ABQuZ)

ask the Alinsky Clergy if you should give your tithe to the poor direct...

THAT is what they refuse to see.... the Socialist Superstate has NO need of the faith...

look at EUtopia.

Anyway if you need your fellowship and who among us doesn't to what degree take part and do so honorably.

Me, I eventually sought outside fellowship.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:05 PM (/4AZU)

495 You are going to have to download all that video, every day, from every cop.... tag it, catalog it, and store it.



Video files are also large... so we are talking a LOT of damn data....

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 03:53 PM (qh617)

Not exactly correct. Cameras don't record till officer starts the camera. You are not recording him 24/7. The file can or can not be uploaded to a main server. If it has an internet connection, then it would automatically upload.

I doubt they are paying for a cell number for each camera. If not you are talking about an 128G SD card. If every officer turns one in everyday, that will not come close to $7 mill.

This is the Motorola pricing plan. Buy a Go Pro, put it in a neat package, charge 100 times the value. See cop radios.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 04:05 PM (0FSuD)

496
My microwave doesn't just go Beep! when it's done, it goes BEEEEEEEEEP! BEEP!.....BEEP!

I'd love to take away it's First Amendment rights, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:05 PM (Q66iK)

497 Not that anyone cares, but after extension research, I have ascertained that no company on Earth makes a commercial-grade microwave oven that is controlled by a dial and is silent.

Totally absurd.

Everyone wants one, but no one makes one.

Adam Smith's Invisible hand has failed me! Instead, it just slaps me around.
Posted by: zombie
--------------------

Luddite!
You're just a throwback...., to a simpler, more logical time. You probably are so retarded that you don't want internet connectivity either!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:06 PM (l1zOH)

498 Cindy Lou Who.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:07 PM (L30zb)

499 Sven,

Well there's a reason our founders were anti-papist.

I'm not at all, but there is no question that there are definitely Catholics who will follow the Pope down any path, even ones that go against their values.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:07 PM (MYCIw)

500 This is the Motorola pricing plan. Buy a Go Pro, put it in a neat package, charge 100 times the value. See cop radios.
Posted by: Nip
--------------

The great thing about reading the CO, is that the crazy shit that I read about is happening *there* rather than *here*.

To that end, I do not read the local paper.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:08 PM (l1zOH)

501 You know that....that....I mean....you know that I am powerless to resist this.

Yes?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:03 PM (od1KN)



http://bit.ly/1CNhaVu

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:09 PM (mf5HN)

502 He stands astride the worlds of politics, journalism, theology, foreign
policy, and applied obstetrics like the Colossus of Rhodes....

Somebody owes me a new keyboard for this one...


Posted by: The Oort Cloud - SMOD is missing at January 28, 2015 04:09 PM (yTMXB)

503 I'm not at all, but there is no question that there are definitely Catholics who will follow the Pope down any path, even ones that go against their values.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:07 PM (MYCIw)


The problem is that the Pope's values will become their values. I was one of a handful of non-Catholics at my parochial school and to this day I still don't get the whole Pope's decrees ==God's decrees. Of course, when you can declare yourself infallible, everything is likely to go your way.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (MT22W)

504 I'm picturing a Disney puppy.
Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:05 PM


Hmm...I was picturing Puss in Boots from Shrek.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (knoK7)

505 Forgive me for ranting about the church today. Today is the first anniversary of my mother's death and I'm really inconsolable so I'm just trying to distract myself, going off on tangents. I can't believe it's been a whole year, it seem likes she was here only a few weeks ago.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (ABQuZ)

506 "Rarely in human history has a gay man been that obsessed with a married woman's vagina."

Threadwinner of all times.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (Y92Nd)

507 Hhhmmm even as an unknown very very nice promotion cel
http://tinyurl.com/o8txfjn

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (+6nI6)

508 Heh.

Only here can you have continuous streams of "cop cameras, the Pope, toner cartridges and AtC trying to doe eye a bureaucrat for his lemon squares".

The internet is truly a wasteland.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (X+nFp)

509 Somebody owes me a new keyboard for this one...
Posted by: The Oort
-----------------------

You haven't read the fine print in the AoSHQ contract, have you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:11 PM (l1zOH)

510 I'm not at all, but there is no question that there are definitely Catholics who will follow the Pope down any path, even ones that go against their values.

Or rather, their values are to follow where they are led.

Very important to pick/get the right leader if one goes that route.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:11 PM (0NdlF)

511 You haven't read the fine print in the AoSHQ contract, have you?

The Platinum Membership comes with a lifetime supply.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:12 PM (0HooB)

512 498
Cindy Lou Who. Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:07 PM (L30zb)

Aka Taylor Momsen, now fronts the rock band "The Pretty Reckless".

She's a scary bitch but looks good doing it (http://tinyurl.com/o7vd5t9).

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:14 PM (CzJOg)

513 Googled Puss in Boots Shrek...



lol

perfect.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:14 PM (L30zb)

514 Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (ABQuZ)

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:14 PM (mf5HN)

515
Sorry, jeanne. Was she in her 80's?

80-ish seems to be the time we start losing them.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM (Q66iK)

516 186 So then, we are all also against states bordering Colorado tracking out-of-state plates because you know why.

Consistency, right?
Posted by: Citizen X at January 28, 2015 02:46 PM (7ObY1)

I think that Interstate Commerce is one of the few things that actually belongs to the Feds in the Consitution...and this sound, whether done by CA at the Gun Show oy Wyoming at the Pot Show as unconstitutionally messing with interstate commerce.

Posted by: Old Toby at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM (xpPRn)

517 Only here can you have continuous streams of "cop cameras, the Pope, toner cartridges and AtC trying to doe eye a bureaucrat for his lemon squares".
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (X+nFp)


You haven't seen my Lemon Squares.

She has.

They're real, and they're spectacular.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM (od1KN)

518 Forgive me for ranting about the church today. Today is the first anniversary of my mother's death and I'm really inconsolable so I'm just trying to distract myself, going off on tangents. I can't believe it's been a whole year, it seem likes she was here only a few weeks ago.
Posted by: jeannebodine
------------------

Last June 14th, I was out mowing the grass, when I remembered that it was my dad's birthday. I started crying. How the hell do you account for that?

He passed away 48 years ago...

You must have loved your mother a great deal. One never gets over it entirely.
{{{{{{}}}}}

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM (l1zOH)

519 I remember staring at the original AP post and laughing until the tears began to roll.

But I also recall Sullivan at his best, such as his book review of Peter Ackroyd's Thomas More biography. I bought it because of that review alone and the book was all that and more.


(pun intended)

Posted by: mrp at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM (JBggj)

520 >>>Very important to pick/get the right leader if one goes that route.

That's the reason I hang out here with Mr O'Spades.

He's like one of those televangelists and I'll be SAVED if I can just make my next paypal payment and buy some more AOSHQ T-Shirts

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:16 PM (3ZtZW)

521 This thread smells of despair and sweaty power glutes.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2015 04:16 PM (oFCZn)

522 507 Hhhmmm even as an unknown very very nice promotion cel
http://tinyurl.com/o8txfjn


"Condition:
Used: An item that has been used previously. "

Hrm ...!

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:16 PM (0NdlF)

523 Forgive me for ranting about the church today. Today is the first anniversary of my mother's death and I'm really inconsolable so I'm just trying to distract myself, going off on tangents. I can't believe it's been a whole year, it seem likes she was here only a few weeks ago.
Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (ABQuZ)



Requiescat in pace

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:16 PM (od1KN)

524 Posted by: jeannebodine

Must be something in the air today. Woke up thinking about my late wife (11/19/13) and haven't been able to stop all day. Been a really shitty day, but AoS has been a bright spot. Shows you just how shitty it was.

Praying comfort and peace for you jeannebodine. God bless you.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:18 PM (JkmfQ)

525
There is no better place for distraction than Ace's place.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:18 PM (Q66iK)

526 Oh, and I was NOT joking about kick backs to Black politicians in Charlotte.



See last mayor, currently in WVA Federal Prison for bribery.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 04:19 PM (0FSuD)

527 He's like one of those televangelists and I'll be SAVED if I can just make my next paypal payment and buy some more AOSHQ T-Shirts


He's a false prophet! Remember 2008/2012!

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:19 PM (0NdlF)

528 I think that Interstate Commerce is one of the few things that actually belongs to the Feds in the Consitution...and this sound, whether done by CA at the Gun Show oy Wyoming at the Pot Show as unconstitutionally messing with interstate commerce.

Posted by: Old Toby at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM


A few years ago, the MA state police started hanging out in the parking lots of fireworks shops just inside NH, looking for customers with MA plates (yes...everything fun is illegal here). The local NH police got pissed about this interference in legal commerce in NH, and started arresting the MA state troopers for loitering. Our state police stopped doing that shit.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 04:19 PM (knoK7)

529 AoSHQ T shirts.......yes, please. Where?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (JkmfQ)

530 There is no better place for distraction than Ace's place.
Posted by: Soothsayer
------------

The motto of a bar in Chapel Hill - "When you're down in the dumps, this is the dump to be down in."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (l1zOH)

531 >>>He's a false prophet! Remember 2008/2012!

That was the influence of The Meatball! IT IS WRITTEN

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (3ZtZW)

532 Where?
-----

In your dreams.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (l1zOH)

533 shit.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:21 PM (JkmfQ)

534 AoSHQ T shirts.......yes, please. Where?



Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (JkmfQ)

The body cam vendor in NC but they'll cost you $7 million.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 04:21 PM (X+nFp)

535 >>>AoSHQ T shirts.......yes, please. Where?

Just ask Ace

/whistles nonchalantly

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:21 PM (3ZtZW)

536 *taps chin*

Always ask yourself, is the Pope speaking in the Church? This means formal documents written up and issued. Then its a matter of faith and hence infallible.

Now if the Pope is merely giving an interview, then the person who is Pope is speaking. So you give those sound bytes as much value as say Andi Sullivan's uterus obsession.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:21 PM (+6nI6)

537 AoSHQ T shirts.......yes, please. Where?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (JkmfQ)


I still have mine from the last sale some years back. I get lots of comments about the Mencken quotation on the back. But I seem to remember Ace saying that they weren't really money makers. I wish he'd fine a way to make them profitable because I wouldn't mine another or three.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:22 PM (MT22W)

538 uh oh. Here we go. A moron feeding frenzy is developing....

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at January 28, 2015 04:22 PM (JkmfQ)

539 Looks like like after a hundred straight hoaxes and false claims, the left has finally found a white jock who actually raped an unconscious college girl. Some guy on the Stanford swim team was (if the reports are true) caught in flagrante having sex wit a girl who had passed out. And (white for it) he's a WASPy whit boy! Whose picture has already been plastered everywhere. Expect for him to become the new Poster Villain for campus rape.

Posted by: zombie at January 28, 2015 04:22 PM (K4YiS)

540 See last BLACKmayor, currently in WVA Federal Prison for bribery.


Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 04:19 PM (0FSuD)

Forgot to mention that. The last Black mayor before him was an "architect"

He got affirmative action contracts and subed the work to white firms.


He also got a TV station under AA and then sold it for a $2 mill profit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 04:22 PM (0FSuD)

541 I can't believe it's been a whole year, it seem likes she was here only a few weeks ago.


Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (ABQuZ)
This was sent to me when my Mother passed away.
When The Lord calls our loved one's home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the hand. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at January 28, 2015 04:22 PM (R8hU8)

542 >>>But I seem to remember Ace saying that they weren't really money makers.

I seem to remember an epic rant

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:23 PM (3ZtZW)

543 uh oh. Here we go. A moron feeding frenzy is developing....
Posted by: 1bulwetweft
-------------------

A little troll chum would do the trick.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:23 PM (l1zOH)

544 I seem to remember an epic rant

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:23 PM (3ZtZW)


So a day ending in "Y", right?

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:23 PM (MT22W)

545 My mom had just turned 90 2 weeks before, she came down with a cold, it turned into pneumonia, she was hospitalized for a few days, sent home for hospice and died with her family around her. She had been living alone in her own home at the time of her death. It was as peaceful an ending as anyone could hope for. My mother and I were as close as could be, always and forever, so it's been a traumatic loss but she had a quick and relatively painless end to a loving, long life and we'll meet again with my father and my large extended in the next life. Thanks you guys! You've gotten me through so many tough times with your humor, your spirituality, even the bickering. The Horde is my family too and y'all are awesome!

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:23 PM (ABQuZ)

546 523 Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:10 PM (ABQuZ)

My mom died almost 4 years ago and my dad nearly 11. You never get over it, but you adjust and carry on. Enjoy the little things every day and the blessings loved ones and friends give.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:24 PM (CMkNk)

547 The motto of a bar in Chapel Hill - "When you're down in the dumps, this is the dump to be down in."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:20 PM (l1zOH)

The Shack closed years ago, didn't it? I try to avoid Chapel Hill, not all my shots are up to date

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 04:24 PM (0FSuD)

548 That's the reason I hang out here with Mr O'Spades.

Heh.

I was but a wee Moron when I discovered that church wasn't for me. I went to Sunday School and church with schoolmates for a few weeks. I read all the passages they gave me, but when it came time to talk about them, I couldn't understand what they were talking about. I did not get the same thing out of them that everyone else did.

So, little hellion that I was, I struck out on my own. As I was in the Buckle of the Bible Belt at the time, you can imagine how that went over. I never looked back and don't regret my decision confident that if God was as described, He'd know I was trying to find Him.

Now if I could just find out how I managed to piss Him off before I was born...nothing else 'splains all the shit I've been through.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:24 PM (0HooB)

549
ABC has what Mitt will say in a college speech:
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cluelessly pressed a reset button for Russia, which smiled and then invaded Ukraine, a sovereign nation," Romney will say. "The Middle East and much of North Africa is in chaos. China grows more assertive and builds a navy that will be larger than ours in five years. We shrink our nuclear capabilities as Russia upgrades theirs."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:24 PM (JtwS4)

550 Well screwing unconscious people is kinda fucked.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2015 04:24 PM (L30zb)

551 The worse thing CM about that cel, there has to be more to it but has since been lost or the seller wants to keep the other part.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:25 PM (+6nI6)

552 You haven't seen my Lemon Squares.

She has.

They're real, and they're spectacular.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:15 PM (od1KN)



*nods vigorously*

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:25 PM (mf5HN)

553 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:21 PM (+6nI6)

Never have been able to square the circle...

That a religion that teaches that Man is fallible... but forgivable...

Somehow has one guy with a funny hat, elected by other fallible men, who is then suddenly infallible...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 04:25 PM (qh617)

554 *big eyes at you*

Dayum, that would be a low blow even barring issues of physical stature.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at January 28, 2015 04:25 PM (DT3rQ)

555
Awesome is a strong word for this lot, jeanne. But thanks!

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:26 PM (Q66iK)

556 The Shack closed years ago, didn't it? I try to avoid Chapel Hill, not all my shots are up to date
Posted by: Nip Sip
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I haven't been Chapel Hill for....., hell, I don't know how long. Wait, yes I do...., December of 1995.

No idea about The Shack, but it was pretty rickety 40 years ago.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:27 PM (l1zOH)

557 Now if I could just find out how I managed to piss Him off before I was born...nothing else 'splains all the shit I've been through.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:24 PM (0HooB)


LOL... hear ya there...

I think I pissed in Jesus cornflakes in a prior life or something...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 04:27 PM (qh617)

558 I like to wear my 'infidel' hat. Gets right to the point.

Posted by: Eromero at January 28, 2015 04:27 PM (go5uR)

559 Somehow has one guy with a funny hat, elected by other fallible men, who is then suddenly infallible...
Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 04:25 PM (qh617)


Infallible in only one way, for one very specific task, and only under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:27 PM (od1KN)

560 Ow - brain - hurty:

Taliban not a terrorist group: White House

" "Isn't that what the Jordanians are operating under?" the ABC reporter argued. "The Taliban are still conducting terror attacks, so you can't really say the war has ended as far as they're concerned."

Mr. Schultz explained: "I would also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency. (Islamic State) is a terrorist group. So we don't make concessions to terrorist groups." "

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2015 04:27 PM (Zi7PZ)

561 Ok which comes first today-a new post or MUMR escaping the restraints again and starts commenting?

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 04:27 PM (X+nFp)

562 My mom died almost 4 years ago and my dad nearly 11. You never get over it, but you adjust and carry on. Enjoy the little things every day and the blessings loved ones and friends give.



Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:28 PM (iiLVJ)

563 *nods vigorously*

The thought of the big-eyed soaking wet puppy nodding vigorously is too cute for words.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:28 PM (0NdlF)

564 ...Are you unclear on the concepts of the 4th and 5th amendments?



Do you fucking sub-sentients not understand that, as long as it is
within the bounds of the law, the Constitution says I can go where I
want with whom I want and do what I want and you don't actually get to
*know* about it, let alone do anything about it?...

love this

Posted by: caunotaucarius at January 28, 2015 04:29 PM (aruDZ)

565 Well screwing unconscious people is kinda fucked.
Posted by: eleven
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heh

Posted by: Hairy, 'Sniff this hankerchief' Reed at January 28, 2015 04:29 PM (l1zOH)

566 I just thought it was so corrupt when the White Whitey Bulger and his White Irish and Italian associates owned the White John Connelly and through him the White Boston FBI office.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (JtwS4)

567 BB Wolf. The Pope in a very narrow area is ruled infallible. Unlike say an unfettered Gaylord Focker who thinks everything he says is infallible.

An interview is not such.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (+6nI6)

568 We had an awkward run in with our last church.

We had only gone a few times, and didn't know 100% of their doctrine. That ended...badly.

See, they gave the autistic son a coloring page that had Noah building his Ark with a dinosaur. Yep, we had stumbled into a young earth church without realizing it.

Autistic son was not amused. I was told after class ended that he'd spent the entire hour arguing with the teacher about how the T-Rex in the picture was from the Cretaceous time period and thus could not be present while Noah was building the Ark, and even if he had been there, why didn't he get on the Ark?

Ahem. Let's just say that we didn't go back.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (MYCIw)

569 JBodine,

Forgive the traction I'm on the Note....

I'm sorry for your loss, parents leaving is hard and I think mothers are the keener cut for most.

God gifts us quite literally with mothers, they carry us, spring us forth onto a harsh world, nurture us and brook us towards our destiny....

and b/c of these services they never can really "be gone" but the memory of their being in us and spiritually near us hurts b/c the whispers and feeling of their spirit makes us long for the open embrace His plan requires we await posterity ourselves for.

Know she misses you, and whence day may come you stand together she will take pride in you tackling what remained of your mortal coil.

I wish I could say it gets easier, instead I can only say the pain gets softer but the joys at what remains still don't

Sven

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (N7j+H)

570
that reminds me, it's been too long since Ace posted something "too cute" or, what was that phrase he invented?

Cutesplosion?
Cute-alanch?

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (Q66iK)

571 Ok which comes first today-a new post or MUMR escaping the restraints again and starts commenting?

Ace is polishing the Banhammer of Loving Kindness as we speak.

And by "polishing," I mean disinfecting.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (0HooB)

572 563 *nods vigorously*

The thought of the big-eyed soaking wet puppy nodding vigorously is too cute for words.
Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:28 PM (0NdlF)

That just makes me feel hungry.

Posted by: King Barry O at January 28, 2015 04:31 PM (mx5oN)

573 OK, I only said awesome cause I was feeling sentimental today. Incorrigible reprobates you are and will remain, that's why I like it here so much.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 28, 2015 04:32 PM (ABQuZ)

574 Posted by: Nip Sip at January 28, 2015 04:05 PM (0FSuD)

You cannot allow the cop to be in charge of when the video is rolling...

Defeats the whole damn purpose of the video.

No, the Officer did not beat the Perp, because there is no video of it??? as the cop sits there, smiling...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 28, 2015 04:32 PM (qh617)

575 Yep, we had stumbled into a young earth church without realizing it.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (MYCIw)


A fair number of my fellow church attendees are young Earth types. Let's just say that I disagree with them on this point.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:32 PM (MT22W)

576 570 Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:30 PM (Q66iK)


My little baby petunia puss kitty is in the lap, enjoying the chin rubs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:32 PM (CMkNk)

577 Got my new tv. Got on netflix and started watching Hunger Games. The blu-ray effect was shocking at first. It didn't look like film. But after I watched for about 30 minutes, I couldn't imagine going back to the old look. I love it.

Posted by: Soona at January 28, 2015 04:32 PM (/HX7u)

578 559 Sean Bannion,

Yes Sean but it seems that some embrace his purview of that balliwick over their own feigned values.

Posted by: Sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM (N7j+H)

579 Here's an antidote to those crocheted shorts from the other day.

http://thechive.com/2015/01/27/ daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-343/image0083/

Posted by: DaveA at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM (DL2i+)

580 F*cking dusty in here. Thanks Sven.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM (iiLVJ)

581 Speaking of puppies, Budweiser has gone full out evil for the new Super Bowl commercial.

http://youtu.be/xAsjRRMMg_Q

EVIL I TELL YOU

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM (mf5HN)

582

". . . motherless children, have a very hard time,
all that weeping, all that crying.
Motherless children have a hard time,
when the mother is gone . . ."


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:34 PM (CMkNk)

583 Speaking of puppies, Budweiser has gone full out evil for the new Super Bowl commercial.

http://youtu.be/xAsjRRMMg_Q

EVIL I TELL YOU

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM (mf5HN)


They're simply trying to distract people from the fact that their "beer" taste like it has passed over someone's kidneys first.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:34 PM (MT22W)

584 Yes Sean but it seems that some embrace his purview of that balliwick over their own feigned values.
Posted by: Sven10077 at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM (N7j+H)


True.

And you know how I feel about Catholics who don't know any of their own theology.

Oddly, it's about the same as I feel about people who comment on Catholic theology and don't know any of it either.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:34 PM (od1KN)

585 >>>>My mom died almost 4 years ago and my dad nearly 11. You never get over it,

Having a kid so late in life this is one of my fears for him, and also a certainty for both of us.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:35 PM (3ZtZW)

586 So Budweiser is tugging so hard at the heartstrings they ripping hearts out...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:35 PM (+6nI6)

587 There are 5 churches in our new town. None of them are our actual denomination, so we're probably going to try them all to see which is the closest fit. It could be an...interesting...experience.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:36 PM (MYCIw)

588 They're simply trying to distract people from the fact that their "beer" taste like it has passed over someone's kidneys thru a Clydesdale first.



Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:37 PM (iiLVJ)

589
EVIL I TELL YOU
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM


If the puppy causes an unexplained craving for Bud? Yeah...that's fcuking evil.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 04:37 PM (knoK7)

590 587 There are 5 churches in our new town. None of them are our actual denomination, so we're probably going to try them all to see which is the closest fit. It could be an...interesting...experience.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:36 PM (MYCIw)

I pretty much gave up on the whole thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:38 PM (mx5oN)

591
Well, 70 is the new 50, today.

There is nothing more that I hate than Passing Time; I hate getting old. Hate it more than I hate the Sun or hate fucking monkeys.

Tomorrow, Tom Selleck turns 70 and he looks great (no homo ). He's the only one who makes feel a bit better about growing old.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:38 PM (Q66iK)

592 I see there's a few more Drift Compatible Podcasts.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:39 PM (0NdlF)

593 Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:37 PM (iiLVJ)


Kind of mean, don't you think? I can't imagine that a Clydesdale could produce something as vile as Budweiser.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:39 PM (MT22W)

594 So Budweiser is tugging so hard at the heartstrings they ripping hearts out...
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:35 PM (+6nI6)



I figure next year the puppies will be hauling orphans out of the burning orphanage whilst the Clydesdales fight off bears.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:39 PM (mf5HN)

595 591
Well, 70 is the new 50, today.

There is nothing more that I hate than Passing Time; I hate getting old. Hate it more than I hate the Sun or hate fucking monkeys.

Tomorrow, Tom Selleck turns 70 and he looks great (no homo ). He's the only one who makes feel a bit better about growing old.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:38 PM (Q66iK)

Brad Pitt's 51 and looks better than I could ever hope to. Lucky fcuker.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (mx5oN)

596
Drift Compatible Podcasts

What does that mean? Is it anything like Top Gear where Jezza slides around corners?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (JtwS4)

597 Nice portrait of Sullivan being crucified. Too good for him really.

Posted by: Thin veneer of civility at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (XzRw1)

598 591 He's the only one who makes feel a bit better about growing old.
Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:38 PM (Q66iK)


Good genes, good health habits, moderation in all things and as positive an attitude about life as you can have will get you there.

Then again, the country is headed for Weimar/Zimbabwe-town, Islamic Rage boys are raging and everything is rape.

Gevalt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (CMkNk)

599 *types* *deletes*

We are still fighting in a shadowy way the Reformation and Counter Reformation.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (+6nI6)

600 My little baby petunia puss kitty is in the lap, enjoying the chin rubs.
-----------------

Hammer's cat is busy honing his claws on the scratching post..., and plotting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (l1zOH)

601 whilst the Clydesdales fight off bears

Bears like these:

http://bearmageddon.com/

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (0NdlF)

602 I figure next year the puppies will be hauling orphans out of the burning orphanage whilst the Clydesdales fight off bears.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:39 PM (mf5HN)


Go on...

Posted by: Anheiser Busch marketing department at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (MT22W)

603 Get a long, little Corgi.

Or, conversely, get a short one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this sh1t at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (0HooB)

604 596
Drift Compatible Podcasts

What does that mean? Is it anything like Top Gear where Jezza slides around corners?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (JtwS4)

It's a Pacific Rim reference.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (mx5oN)

605
Hmmmm...... only two content threads today and its almost MUMR time.

Maybe Ace is gonna quit blogging in the near future.....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (NaV4z)

606 I figure next year the puppies will be hauling orphans out of the burning orphanage whilst the Clydesdales fight off bears.
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:39 PM (mf5HN)


Coming in 2016...

Pacific Rim 2: The Clydesdales

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (od1KN)

607
I didn't know Pitt was that old. Wow he looks good. Clooney is 53...and he looks...52.

Posted by: Soothsayer is S.I.G. at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (Q66iK)

608 Hate it more than I hate the Sun or hate fucking monkeys.



Muzzies claim goats are better for that.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (iiLVJ)

609 What does that mean? Is it anything like Top Gear where Jezza slides around corners?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:40 PM (JtwS4)


*stares*

That's the name of BC and I's podcast.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (mf5HN)

610 "I pretty much gave up on the whole thing."

I would if our healthcare didn't depend on it. *sigh* That's terrible, I know, but the social pecking order in most churches is just so off putting, and having a child with special needs makes things difficult since most don't know WTF to do with him. I much prefer the "family bible at the table/ rock of ages" model of teaching religion, but hey, maybe this time will be different.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (MYCIw)

611 *frog marches Bandersnatch to Netflix*

Try Pacific Rim.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (+6nI6)

612 What does that mean? Is it anything like Top Gear where Jezza slides around corners?

Podcast where AtC talks about looking like a leftist. And BCochran says other things.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (0NdlF)

613 Jeanne

Here is a prayer I likeso I pass it on to you; Sorry about your mom but I'm glad that she had a peaceful and relatively painless end; and many folks who loved her Forgive me, I don't know your mom's first name:

Eternal God you have shared with those who loved her the life of ______(Jeanne's mom). Before she was theirs. she is yours. For all that she gave to make them who they are and that of her which lives and grows in each of them and for her life that in your love will never end, we give you thanks. They have offered her back into your arms. O gracious God, may their loved one grow in increasing knowledge and love of you, and strength to strength tin service in your heavily kingdom . Comfort those left behind in their loneliness, strengthen, them in their weakness and give them courage to face the future unafraid through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (DXzRD)

614 Sullivan is going to unretire by the time we get a new thread.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (g1DWB)

615 >>>None of them are our actual denomination, so we're probably going to try them all to see which is the closest fit

?? Aren't you sposed to go with the one what fits in your theological family tree? So, frinstance, Presbys and Calvinists, or Baptists and Congregationalists, or Wesleyans and Methodists, or Episcopalians and Catholics and etc.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppets at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (3ZtZW)

616 Podcast where AtC talks about looking like a leftist. And BCochran says other things.

Posted by: CM at January 28, 2015 04:42 PM (0NdlF)


You mean where BC curses like crazy.

Posted by: physics geek at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (MT22W)

617 Coming in 2016...

Pacific Rim 2: The Clydesdales
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 28, 2015 04:41 PM (od1KN)



OMG I would watch that so hard.

Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (mf5HN)

618 589
EVIL I TELL YOU
Posted by: alexthechick - My preeecciiiooouuusss at January 28, 2015 04:33 PM


If the puppy causes an unexplained craving for Bud? Yeah...that's fcuking evil.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 28, 2015 04:37 PM (knoK7)


And who do they make the bad guy????

Yep.... a wolf...

Stereotyping I tells ya! Hell, downright... RAAAACIST!

Posted by: Big Bad Wolf, Looking for Al Sharptooth to be a wolf spokesman at January 28, 2015 04:43 PM (qh617)

619 Aren't you sposed to go with the one what fits in your theological family tree? So, frinstance, Presbys and Calvinists, or Baptists and Congregationalists, or Wesleyans and Methodists, or Episcopalians and Catholics and etc.

I prefer the Holy Church of the Comforter.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 28, 2015 04:44 PM (mx5oN)

620 NOOD HUCKABEE

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2015 04:44 PM (X+nFp)

621 22 I'd suggest pissing on Sully's grave once he finally dies, but that would probably turn him on.
Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at January 28, 2015 02:16 PM (MbqmP)

-------


The germs would swim upstream like salmon.

Posted by: Edgar Allan Schmoe at January 28, 2015 04:44 PM (8BZ+Z)

622 I prefer the Holy Church of the Comforter.

Is that like saying you visited Saint Mattress Sunday morning? ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 04:46 PM (DXzRD)

623

That's the name of BC and I's podcast.


I know that, Your Surliness. I just don't know from Pacific Rim.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 28, 2015 04:47 PM (JtwS4)

624 http://cheezburger.com/8432460288

Posted by: DaveA at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (DL2i+)

625 "?? Aren't you sposed to go with the one what fits in your theological family tree? "

Yeah, but we're Pentecostal so we're sort of on our own. Worse, we're Oneness Pentecostal so even if we go to the Assembly of God Pentecostal church, we're heretics.

At this point my biggest criteria is that there's no rockband leading the worship service and their sunday school isn't teaching anything so outside our beliefs that I'm going to have to constantly correct it since that will just confuse the kids.

I suggested the free-will baptist church, but my husband's thoughts on that were "yeah, but they're the worst. It's everything that's wrong with the Pentecostal church without any of the good."


Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 04:48 PM (MYCIw)

626 If you haven't already you might try reading up on their websites if they have any, or if they're not independent churches read what the denominational website says. How about Assembly of God-that's a pentecostal church? That would save time before you visit in weeding out the ones that are just so foreign to what you believe

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 04:52 PM (DXzRD)

627 Hi all

Posted by: thathalfrican at January 28, 2015 04:53 PM (R5HRU)

628 This is a book I recommend for those who feel like God was out to get them. I don't believe he is ,but the best, compassionate discussion of some of these painful and difficult issues is "Why? Making Sense of God's Will by Adam Hamilton. He has a large church in Kansas but he's about as far from the theology of Joel Osteen as you can get.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2015 04:59 PM (DXzRD)

629 The Assembly of God is Pentecostal but they're Trinitarian.

Our church basically is a split from the United Pentecostal Church. Almost identical beliefs, except for the standards thing.

I'm sort of biased against AoG just because I know they can sometimes tend to be rather...aggressive, which I find off putting. Plus, they are more aware of the oneness/trinitarian split than most other churches would be and have very strong opinions on the matter.

I know that's weird since most people think of Pentecostals as loud and crazy, but the church we were married in was the exact opposite of that. It was almost *too* calm.

We could go to a UPC church a few towns over, but then we get into the whole standards thing and I just can't get started in that since I disagree with it so much from theological stand point.

If we can just find a church that is relatively mainstream theologically I think we'll be ok.

Posted by: Lauren at January 28, 2015 05:00 PM (MYCIw)

630 I call shenanigans. The only reason Andy will hang it up for good before Sarah Palin dies is if he dies first.

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 28, 2015 06:22 PM (LeeQi)

631 Awwwwwwwwssss, has Sullie gotten butthurt again because no one pays any attention to him? He's reverted back to...wait...he never stopped..being an ignorant attention whore.

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