RNC to NBC: You're Fired

Okay, they don't quite go that far -- they say for the moment they're "suspending" discussions about NBC's scheduled debate in February -- but they are taking the sorts of actions that precede a full firing.

Michael Walsh has some general thoughts on media bias.

Wednesday night's CNBC Republican debate turned out to be a tussle between the three left-leaning "moderators" and the candidates on the main stage, most of whom can safely be described as center-right. And finally -- thanks largely to the huge ratings bonanza that is Donald Trump -- the American people got a chance to see the true, ugly, partisan, smug, self-righteous face of what we used to call journalism, but now is simply political advocacy employing computers and television cameras under the shield of the First Amendment.

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[T]hink of the MSM as a small Scandinavian village, so far untouched by "diversity." Since everybody knows each other, and follows the same rules, life is calm and good. It's only the outsiders -- those conservatives -- who disrupt the natural harmony. Like foreign bodies, they must be mobilized against and expelled by the progressive immune system. To quote a famous Leftist, Benito Mussolini, the founding father of Fascism, "everything within the State, nothing outside the State."

Now here’s the thing…

There aren’t that many of them. The Leftist MSM may seem like a monolith, but mostly it’s a collection of rueful men and women who wish they were doing the things they’re assigned to cover, instead of actually covering them. Like groupies, they derive satisfaction and self-worth from orbiting the heavenly bodies they watch, and around whom they revolve. As I wrote on Twitter last night:

Dirty lil secret of MSM is that most would really rather be doing what the folks they cover do, Serious jealousy and fanboydom at work here.

What the candidates did the other night to the MSM should not be underestimated. At last, it was not just a lone Newt Gingrich bashing the ideological inanity of his interlocutors, but a number of them, including Cruz and Rubio. By presenting a relatively united front against the clear animosity emanating from the three CNBC hosts, the candidates were able to keep the focus off the stupid questions ("are you a comic book version of a campaign?") and onto the biases of the moderators themselves.

Which is why the morning-after headlines were not so much about who "won" but how CNBC -- and by extension the entire MSM -- disgraced itself. Bashing the media may not be a policy platform, but it's nourishment and sustenance to a long-suffering conservative constituency which doesn’t much care whom or what is being bashed so long as somebody or something is being bashed.

Let me disagree with the premise that bashing the media is not a "policy platform." Okay, it's not technically policy -- but it is imperative, and it's more important than any particular policy initiative.

I might be biased here myself, because this is what obsesses me, and this is what angers me. I could care less, to be honest, about the GOP or its programs.

What keeps me interested in politics at all is my loathing for the self-appointed Preistly Class of the media.

The media doesn't just argue with conservatives, nor does it just demean them.

Rather, the media serve as the shamans and witch-doctors of an enemy Tribe, and the purpose of those shamans is to relentlessly disgrace outsiders to the Tribe, which is pleasing to those within the Tribe, while also keeping the shamans in power (because they have no other skills which would earn them money or sex, except the denigration of those considered Unclean).

Their mission is not mere delegitimization of those who do not worship their strange gods. Certainly they do that, endlessly. But it's more than that -- their mission is the full denigration, humiliation, and ultimately dehumanization of the outsiders to the Tribe.

I'll say this three times because it's important:

Cultural Power is Political Power.

Cultural Power is Political Power.

Cultural Power is Political Power.

Having been promoted to a position from which they can exert their Cultural Power to thereby exert Political Power, they do so, and they are less and less concerned with pretending they don't do so.

The very rich have developed codes over the years to not be quite-so-obvious about the tremendous power they actually have, in order to keep the mobs from hanging them in the streets, and they get quite angry at those (such as Trump, actually) who do not abide by these codes, and who flaunt their wealth and power. Partly they get angry because they have internalized the code of not exhibiting their wealth (except among the other wealthy), and partly it's because they realize Trump's flamboyance is actually a threat to them -- what if people start noticing how very rich they are?

For a time, I think the media attempted to hide how much Unearned political power they had.

I always think it's absurd that the media has political power. Consider: Your doctor is one of the most important professionals you know. He is well-educated and knows, literally, the pathways of life and death.

And yet does he use his position to propagandize politics to you when you go in for a check-up? Does he tell you that the Benghazi Committee was a partisan witch-hunt as he depresses your tongue with a strap of wood?

Now, some doctors do get into the political game -- scolding parents about this or that. Guns in the house, for example.

And people quickly fire them.

The media is a weird thing because the media is not made up of experts in politics. Your family doctor is an expert in health, and if he propagandizes you about health, well, at least that's in his balliwick.

The media are not historians nor political scientists. They are literally, and I say this with all intended denigration of myself, merely fucking people who write sentences, and, increasingly, who don't even write sentences -- they just talk words on the Television.

How on earth did people whose skill-set used to consist chiefly of shorthand notation and fucking typing elevate themselves into "experts" on politics, history, economics, and foreign policy?

They are fucking morons. They have no skills nor special knowledge.

Most of them are among the dumbest "professionals" of any "professional" class, except for teachers.

Lawyers are generally acknowledged as a smart class, as a profession. Not as smart as doctors, but smart.

Reporters?

Idiots.

But Cultural Power is Political Power, and the fact that these imbeciles populate our Idiot Boxes and speak words to us at night puts them in a position where they can serve as the witch-doctors of a heathen, ugly, wicked tribe, if they choose to.

Not that they're qualified to do so -- not that they're entitled to do so -- but that they can do so, simply because they're on the Television, the Morality-Play Theater of the masses.

Delegitimizing the media -- questioning how, exactly, shorthand elevates your opinions any higher than the next asshole sitting on the next barstool -- is absolutely critical.

Cultural Power is Political Power, and to take away the latter, we need to strip the former from them.

How do we let these dumb-bunnies and prom-queens and Law School Legacy Admittances (like Chris Cuomo) pontificate to us without objecting:

Who

the Fuck

do you imagine

yourselves to be?

Where are your credentials, you stupid nothings?

And if we're talking about credentials, should I not seek out someone with more relevant credentials -- historians and political scientists (though, come on, that last one's a joke), or at least more rigorous credentials (doctor, lawyer, scientist, engineer, author of things that are more than 700 word recaps of what someone else said)?

These charlatans, these Priests with no Religion save the dumb vanilla religion of corporate-friendly socialism, deign to tell the world what is Sacred and what is Profane, and I say to them: I don't listen to Priests, and I especially don't listen to idiot Priests whose fucking gods are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Sandra Fluke.

They have been delegitimizing us and dehumanizing us for as long as I remember, and we've said fucking boo about it.

It's about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.

They are Enemy, they are the weird priests of strange gods, and they're not even American -- they define themselves as transnational cosmopolitan progressives who are too swank for any nationality.

They should be treated as such, and rather than play into their fantasies of being the Moral Conscience of a Nation, they should be jeered at every opportunity for the shabby, grasping failed nothings they are, and invited to go preach at different churches, to different people.

Who the fuck are these people, and what qualifies them to tell anyone anything apart from the fact that television make-up successfully sticks to their not-attractive-enough-for-Hollywod faces?

Posted by: Ace at 01:46 PM




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1 The funny thing is that most people believe this to matter.

Next time around the RNC will still cozy up to the media elite in order to get invited to "The Parties"....

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at October 30, 2015 01:48 PM (VNgld)

2 A bit late wouldn't You say...

Posted by: donna at October 30, 2015 01:50 PM (/dSsq)

3 This is nothing but a lovers spat. Give it two weeks and the RNC will be back cuddling up to them.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at October 30, 2015 01:51 PM (DlmoZ)

4 @#2 Late?
Nah. They never learn. What is painfully obvious to you and I is completely missed by the RNC "betters".

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at October 30, 2015 01:51 PM (DlmoZ)

5 I have zero confidence in the RNC's ability to stand firm against NBC.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 30, 2015 01:53 PM (IN7k+)

6 Barry is sending Special Forces into Syria.

Don't tell the Nobel Committee.

Posted by: dissent555 at October 30, 2015 01:53 PM (GXwGP)

7 I have zero confidence that the RNC can stand firm against a fart in the wind.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at October 30, 2015 01:54 PM (DlmoZ)

8 CNBC Republican debate turned out to be a tussle between the three left-leaning "moderators




If they leaned any more they fall over

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 01:54 PM (OE2ur)

9 Where's Amish Dude when you need him?

Posted by: DRG at October 30, 2015 01:55 PM (mcm0N)

10 @#6 But it isn't combat. Even though we'll be shooting at ISIS, and they'll be shooting at us. I thought that the WH spokesman would contort himself into a pretzel while trying to avoid calling it combat.

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at October 30, 2015 01:55 PM (DlmoZ)

11
At this point, I exchanged glances with the woman seated to my right
in Row 17, our eyes wide in astonishment at the unfolding events.
Before we had time to share any thoughts, a male agent returned to Row
18, squeezing past the white-haired couple. Turning my head, I saw the
agent crouching down in front of seat 17F, hands ripping the blue seat
and back cushions off their base, exposing something that looked like
plastic bags underneath.

At this point, I started to feel too much like a gawker and so turned
away, intending to let the agent do his job without my eyes pinned to
his back. The woman to my right in Row 17 had no such compunctions.
Without hesitation, she turned until she stood facing Row 18, melodious
voice recounting each development blow-by-blow.

"Yeah, ok, there are the drugs," she exclaimed. A bit later: "Wow, a gun."

Posted by: Francis Gary Powers at October 30, 2015 01:55 PM (e8kgV)

12 Think about this for a minute..

Your local meteorologist knows more science than a 1000 news anchors combined, and yet all he knows is dark clouds bad, blue skies good.

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at October 30, 2015 01:56 PM (VNgld)

13 This take is so blazing hot, it burned the ads off the page. Not a single ad do I see.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 30, 2015 01:56 PM (ppaKI)

14 Wow ace.. that's gonna leave a mark!!!

Posted by: jewells45 at October 30, 2015 01:56 PM (l/N7H)

15 Lawyers are specialists, hell a smart one will often refer you elsewhere, and an honest one eill tell you to avoid court at sll costs.

Posted by: DRG at October 30, 2015 01:56 PM (mcm0N)

16 FuckinA Ace.

Posted by: kevlarchick at October 30, 2015 01:57 PM (qwwfd)

17 Yes they 'Only" suspending the debate with NBC, but the other part of the story is that many of the top Republican Candidates are talking amongst themselves of suspending the RNC debates and doing the debates on their own

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 30, 2015 01:57 PM (DUoqb)

18 they define themselves as transnational cosmopolitan progressives who are too swank for any nationality. Who the fuck are these people




Pajama boys and girls. Hard core effete leftist who unfortunately control the message

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 01:58 PM (OE2ur)

19 This is all Trumps doing by the way.

So if he does nothing else he's forced the GOP in the immortal words of Don Corleone -- TO BE A MAN!

Posted by: Kreplach at October 30, 2015 01:58 PM (XfkLr)

20 Might be fun for Republicans to enter into snooze media interviews carrying examples with them of prior snooze media sloppy rim jobs of liberal Democrats. To be used to embarrass the hell out of the interviewer.

Conservative appears on NBC, is asked a tough policy question.

"That's a great question and I'm going to answer it in full in just a moment. But before I do, I'm going to read off an actual example of the kinds of question that your network asks of Democrats, so that your viewers can compare and contrast the difference. Here's one. Savannah Guthrie to Barack Obama during a White House interview: 'Mr. President: wings, or chips and guac?'"

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 01:59 PM (noWW6)

21 Barry is sending Special Forces into Syria.

Don't tell the Nobel Committee.

Posted by: dissent555 at October 30, 2015 01:53 PM (GXwGP)




CNBC is now bleating the WH line that this has nothing to do with combat. Because you send in special forces to direct traffic. New headline - Turning the Tide in Syria. Yes, by Barry's magic things will work out or the MFM will ignore it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 02:00 PM (OE2ur)

22 >>>Who the fuck are these people, and what qualifies them to tell anyone anything apart from the fact that television make-up successfully sticks to their not-attractive-enough-for-Hollywod faces?


Who do these idiots think they are, thinking they are qualified to pontificate on politicts???

Posted by: Jack Black, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Brand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pope Francis at October 30, 2015 02:00 PM (E5UB0)

23 6 Barry is sending Special Forces into Syria.

Don't tell the Nobel Committee.

Posted by: dissent555 at October 30, 2015 01:53 PM (GXwGP)



They're not going to be armed so there's that.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 02:00 PM (fWAjv)

24 I don't know why the RNC allows the media to choose the moderators in the first place.

OK, I get that the RNC is eager to get its candidates in front of a national audience in a format that gives the candidates time to talk directly to the American people. If you want to get on NBC's airwaves for 2 hours, you have to give them something. And, just streaming the debates over the internet is not going to get the candidates in front of all those NBC viewers.

But, why not tell NBC that they can choose one moderator and the RNC will choose the other two. NBC gets their branded face in the debate, and the Republicans can have some serious questioners for at least 50% of the debate.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 30, 2015 02:01 PM (IN7k+)

25 An Ace rant is a thing of beauty and this one is so spot on.

Posted by: Mayday at October 30, 2015 02:01 PM (qu75N)

26 Didn't Barry say that Putin was using military force in Syria out of weakness? So putting in special forces to do nothing is out of...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 02:01 PM (OE2ur)

27 Oh Ace, you can populate my idiot box anytime...

Posted by: Moron-ette Groupie at October 30, 2015 02:01 PM (DpRZj)

28 But Ace, how do you really feel?

Posted by: Dennis at October 30, 2015 02:01 PM (eQXOo)

29 Rinse Penis was humiliated into doing something by the firestorm on the conservative side. He would have ignored CNBC's outrageous stunt if he could, following standard GOP operating procedure.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 30, 2015 02:01 PM (8ZskC)

30 Damn. Ace is worked up! And rightfully so. The press is the biggest problem in this nation. (along with the unbelievable stupidity of modern man, which allows/creates this press in the first place)

Increasingly stupid people and increasingly stupid press--It's really a chicken or egg thing.

Posted by: irright at October 30, 2015 02:02 PM (zxnPQ)

31 The participants should take it over. Walk outs, confront the "moderators", call bullshit bullshit. Since the "moderators" have no respect for them at all, give it back to them. Nothing to lose and a lot to gain.
Everybody's sick of this "unbiased media" bullshit.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (YFFpo)

32 We are at War with liberals, the MSM, and the America hating crowd

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (DUoqb)

33 Boy George claims to have slept with Prince. Charles? Heard rumours about him as well.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (E5UB0)

34 "many of the top Republican Candidates are talking amongst themselves of
suspending the RNC debates and doing the debates on their own"

From their mouths to God's ears.

And it can't be just the primary debates. The 2012 primary debates were a self-evidently biased shitshow, but they were nothing compared to the 2012 general election debates to which the tired old GOP establishment hacks on the Commission had meekly agreed. ("Candy, get the transcript.")

Break moar rules!!!

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (noWW6)

35 They are fucking morons.





Not sure how to take that.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (fWAjv)

36 um, wow.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (JmGFJ)

37 The press is the biggest problem in this nation.

That and the Educational System which the communists took over while we conservatives were sleeping and trying to make living and raise our families

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 30, 2015 02:04 PM (DUoqb)

38
That is one righteous rant, boss. Loved every word of it. Now if we could only get The Donald to use it for a speech.

To beat a dead meme once again, you slice like a fucking hammer.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 30, 2015 02:04 PM (X6fMO)

39 I love these angry rants. I want to send them to everyone.

Posted by: Tommy V at October 30, 2015 02:05 PM (SRQwr)

40 Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at October 30, 2015 01:55 PM (DlmoZ)

My son just turned 16. I am very confidant that he will end up being drafted if he doesn't join the military voluntarily. This administration has killed the moral of the military at the same time their other policies lead to escalating world conflict. A draft will be required as they have done everything possible to insure that very few want to join the politicized mess they have so industriously created.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 30, 2015 02:05 PM (GDulk)

41 Some still have to care about handing over the military and national security to Hillary.

Posted by: DRG at October 30, 2015 02:05 PM (mcm0N)

42 The political science is settled. Begone, denier!

Posted by: Fritz at October 30, 2015 02:05 PM (UzPAd)

43 "What keeps me interested in politics at all is my loathing for the self-appointed Preistly Class of the media."

I love this so much. I want to marry this sentence.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at October 30, 2015 02:06 PM (cgH9o)

44 Poetry, Ace.


*hands over laurels*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:07 PM (JtwS4)

45 We are at War with liberals, the MSM, and the America hating crowd
---

True, however the liberals, anti-Americans and even Obama (BIRM) would not be near the problem they are, but for the MSFM. They are THE single biggest problem we face. All the dominos fall when they are knocked down.

Posted by: Mayday at October 30, 2015 02:07 PM (qu75N)

46 YEAH. Let's burn them all! Where do I go?! What's the address??!!!?!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 02:08 PM (xuouz)

47 If the American people turn off their TV sets for a month, the power structure will collapse.

Maybe even a week or two would be enough.

Posted by: eman at October 30, 2015 02:08 PM (MQEz6)

48 Ace:

This is your wheelhouse. If you ever decide to write a book, this would be a strong candidate for its subject.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at October 30, 2015 02:08 PM (OiQ5C)

49 It's not just reporters. The MSM TV shows are so fvcking PC and anti Christian and Republican as to be a joke.



Need a villain? Rich oil executive will do.



Christian, stupid and cult followers. Mohammedans? Misunderstood.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 02:09 PM (jJRIy)

50 Ace is right. Most reporters are shallow people who don't have the kind of experiences needed to provide insightful commentary, or really, anything of value to the reader at all. My advice: spend some time in the trenches, rescue a few hostages, get shot down in the desert; THEN come and tell me things I don't already know.

Posted by: Brian Williams at October 30, 2015 02:09 PM (8ZskC)

51 True, however the liberals, anti-Americans and even Obama (BIRM) would not be near the problem they are, but for the MSFM. They are THE single biggest problem we face. All the dominos fall when they are knocked down.
Posted by: Mayday at October 30, 2015 02:07 PM (qu75N)

It's the educational system in this Country also that we have let the libs steal...where do you think these assholes learned communism and moral equivalency?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 30, 2015 02:09 PM (DUoqb)

52 The other thing that should be insisted upon as part of debate reform?

Equal air time.

That would mean, presumably, holding more debates. Good! There should be more debates. There should be a debate a week.

Allowing the "moderators" absolute unfettered discretion on who gets to speak results in such freakish sideshows as Margin Of Polling Error John Kasich getting far more words out than people who have consistently outpolled him from the start.

It's a modality whereby lefty journos can hamstring conservative voices.

And they do. Energetically.

Posted by: torquewrench at October 30, 2015 02:09 PM (noWW6)

53 Early OT:

Does CDR M ever hang out in the day threads? Can't find his email, and wanted to catch up with him...

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 02:09 PM (/QyKy)

54 Preibus looked drunk on debate night. That or he has had a couple strokes. He looks terrible lately

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (3mTyP)

55 um, so which one?

Posted by: guy holding the red sash at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (JmGFJ)

56 Ace is going to need a new keyboard after the way he pounded the holy fuck out of this one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (8ZskC)

57 >>They are fucking morons.





>>Not sure how to take that.

I know, right?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (/tuJf)

58 Ace is en fuego.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (J9FkY)

59
DRG, see the fairly large survey of military families and the key takeaway: only a minority would recommend military service for their young'ins. Now, what I didn't find was any historical context for comparison - i.e., was this issues put to survey respondents the same way for many years, and if so what's the trend? The main issues driving the negative response, reportedly, were lifestyle issues (instability and financial stress), not morale or principled ones.

Anyway, I know several military sorts, incl. special forces people, who modified their career plans and would be very cautious about recommending a military career to others.

And it's not because of our currently absurd political class (GOP included). It's that this is a reflection of an unserious country, not worth risking your a** for, as any effort is likely to be squandered anyway.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (QDnY+)

60 Does CDR M ever hang out in the day threads? Can't find his email, and wanted to catch up with him...
Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 02:09 PM (/QyKy)

Nah, he likely has a day job with computers that are not internet friendly on a Navy network

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (DUoqb)

61
DRG, sorry, the survey is linked at weaselzippers.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (QDnY+)

62 Ace - if I may, can I play devil's advocate with you - not on your overall point - but just with respect to these debates.

Have these candidates really been damaged by the CNBC moderators? Would you be concerned if Rachel Maddow hosted a debate? Because right now the GOP is loaded with talented media politicians (including three non-politicians) who can handle and field these insane and loaded questions. Whether we agree with them on policy, there are at least six candidates on stage who can handle their own in these debates - regardless of how lefty and crazy the questions are. And how to manipulate it for their advantage.

We aren't a party of Jeb's and Mitt anymore.

Jeb fumbled the fantasy football. Christie knocked it out.

Cruz took time to not answer a substantive question but to attack the media for previously non-substantive questions.

Rubio called HRC a liar on national TV - which was subsequently ignored. The media pushed back on Mitt but they are not pushing back on Rubio.

So shouldn't we let the media continue to play the same game? At least this cycle? The difference is the players have changed, and the talented debaters are on our side.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (gmeXX)

63 What kind of name is Becky Quick ? Hubba Hubba

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (3mTyP)

64 And who was that Quesadilla guy?

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 30, 2015 02:12 PM (3mTyP)

65 And Hardwood ?

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 30, 2015 02:12 PM (3mTyP)

66 Same goes for the Clown Quarter of academia.

Posted by: WTP at October 30, 2015 02:12 PM (CGjum)

67 Kabuki. Straight up.

Posted by: Eromero at October 30, 2015 02:13 PM (b+df9)

68 J School is a university's day care center.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 30, 2015 02:13 PM (8ZskC)

69 The invading tribe has been invading for decades, with William Buckley starting the conservative movement to confront them in the 1950's. Obama's mentor Frank Davis and Jarret's Daddy were real Russkie style card carrying commies, watched by the FBI. They hooked up in Chicago and those two students of Marxism and sedition now run the "free world".

When we set the stage for the tribal takeover, it seems important to set the tone. Hillary is also an early student of Alinsky, and seems an integral part of that widespread criminal enterprise.

It takes loyalty more than special skills to be a made man/woman in that global enterprise. Pay to play donations can be made to the Clinton Foundation.

Posted by: Illiniwek at October 30, 2015 02:13 PM (1XT+t)

70 True, however the liberals, anti-Americans and even Obama (BIRM) would not be near the problem they are, but for the MSFM. They are THE single biggest problem we face. All the dominos fall when they are knocked down.


Posted by: Mayday at October 30, 2015 02:07 PM (qu75N)




Don't forget the education indoctrination system. The brainwashing and bullying to accept the leftist agenda starts very early

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 02:13 PM (493sH)

71 Man this is awesome.


What do we do and where do I sign up?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 02:13 PM (4ErVI)

72 Same goes for the Clown Quarter of academia.
Posted by: WTP at October 30, 2015 02:12 PM (CGjum)

Problem is, it has reached down as far as day care and kindergarten

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 30, 2015 02:13 PM (DUoqb)

73 Post was ghost written by D-Lamp?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:14 PM (kLrYQ)

74 A-fucking men Ace!!

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at October 30, 2015 02:14 PM (0LHZx)

75 Not ALL Political Science majors are bad. I would love to see Condi Rice or Dana Perino moderate. I think they'd be AWESOME.

Posted by: smileynh at October 30, 2015 02:14 PM (cwBD4)

76 Outta the park, Ace.

...Priests with no Religion save the dumb vanilla religion of corporate-friendly socialism...

That is gold. I'm going to use that quote in the future. It is one of the best descriptions I've heard of the age in which we live. You should write a book with exactly that title.

Posted by: Dan Jeyn at October 30, 2015 02:15 PM (SMaPq)

77 Well shit.

That kinda sucks for me, I was gonna try and go to that debate. Houston doesn't get too many chances at these things.

Posted by: Jollyroger at October 30, 2015 02:15 PM (t06LC)

78 Same goes for the Clown Quarter of academia.

----------

You really want to hurt academia. Figure out a way to get rid of college football, which is what really connects people to their schools. Get rid of football and school is then just a place you spent 4 (well 5 or 6 now) years.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:15 PM (gmeXX)

79 Am I a comic version of a campaign? Why do you ask that? So you can continue to be a cartoon journalist?

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 30, 2015 02:15 PM (4KoRb)

80 This reminds me of a meme I seem to have been hearing a lot in the past 10 years or so. "fake it, until you make it." I think it really started with the dot.com boom where people with no skills at all started hitting big.

This always bothered me, since that is all we seem to be surrounded by - idiots passing themselves off as experts. faking it.

And I think this is a lot of the media. In a way, the internet has only encouraged it since it is now very easy to find a few million blind for the one eyed man to rule over. Instead of leading and teaching the ignorant, the media now exploits them with click bait.

The intelligent, informed, and serious reader is such a small demographic that there is just no money in it. Better to run in front of the crowd of fools and claim to lead, while selling them on whatever uninformed and emotional idea they already had.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 30, 2015 02:16 PM (LWu6U)

81 What kind of name is Becky Quick ? Hubba Hubba

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (3mTyP)




The name of a trollop who cheated on her husband with a married guy who had kids. At least that's the rumor and I'm sticking to it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 02:16 PM (493sH)

82 They are fucking morons.
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Hey, hey, hey.... easy there with that!!!

Posted by: The fucking morons at October 30, 2015 02:16 PM (LHNU4)

83 Nah, he likely has a day job with computers that are not internet friendly on a Navy network
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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Thanks, NGU. That's what I figured. I'll look for his ONT tonight.

BTW, Speaking of day jobs on a Navy network...

Posted by: Chi at October 30, 2015 02:16 PM (/QyKy)

84 >>The name of a trollop who cheated on her husband with a married guy who had kids. At least that's the rumor and I'm sticking to it

I heard she had sex with a pig.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 30, 2015 02:17 PM (/tuJf)

85 "Culture power is political power".... Indeed.

My wife just came across that MSNBC "hardworking is a racist term" chick. She was baffled as to how a person could say that and still have a job.

I told her the Left is drunk with power. Cultural power. They dominate, completely. They feel, rightly for now, that there is nothing they can say or promote that will hurt them. So, the proceed straight from "gay marriage won't hurt anyone" to "bake my damn gay wedding cake" without fear.

If the Right dominated culture this much, we'd probably go crazy too.

Posted by: CJ at October 30, 2015 02:17 PM (9KqcB)

86 A quibble Ace.....

The very rich have become quite conspicuous in their flaunting of their wealth. Trump's heresy is that he brags about it, and that is beyond the pale.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2015 02:17 PM (7G/wk)

87 I have you know that we are smart and sophisticated. We even shop at Whole Foods and dont bother with tv, unless its high quality tv that can match the countless books that we read!

Posted by: The Sodosopa Gazette at October 30, 2015 02:18 PM (UBu5m)

88
Barry is sending Special Forces into Syria.

Don't tell the Nobel Committee.
Posted by: dissent555 at October 30, 2015 01:53 PM (GXwGP)
.....................

Was he wearing his womens bomber jacket when he announced that?

Posted by: wth at October 30, 2015 02:18 PM (wAQA5)

89 Posted by: rhomboid at October 30, 2015 02:10 PM (QDnY+)

Which is why I'd rather Son served in the IDF. If all that stuff about having to back Iran against Israel is accurate, I *really* don't want him forced to be on the wrong side of that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 30, 2015 02:18 PM (GDulk)

90 Post was ghost written by D-Lamp?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:14 PM (kLrYQ)

I know, right?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 30, 2015 02:18 PM (GDulk)

91 "They are Enemy."

Indeed they are. And should be treated as such.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at October 30, 2015 02:19 PM (pldrX)

92 Well, they're not ALL morons. I, for instance, am highly informed and experienced. I was a teacher! I went to Harvard! I was a child in a middle class neighborhood!

Posted by: Bill O'Reilly at October 30, 2015 02:19 PM (OZmbA)

93 Cultural power only is political power because most people are stupid and have other things they are more interested in than thinking this through.

The MSM only has cultural power for the same reason.

But when things get desperate enough, people take notice, which is why they booed the moderators. It's a first step. Maybe the MSM will tank in earnest as well now, and be replaced by something better.

People are developing an ear now for bias and spin, a mere perception for most of us here for the past several years, but a skill for LIVs that needs to be learned.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:19 PM (E5UB0)

94 I have a big mustache!

Posted by: Geraldo Rivera at October 30, 2015 02:20 PM (OZmbA)

95 Trump is very wealthy-obviusly. Could he just buy time on cable instead of the RNC going through alphabet networks?

I read that after the last debate the Cruz campaign raised $775,.000 in one evening. This issues (that journalists are totally biased) resonates with a lot of people evidently.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 30, 2015 02:20 PM (No/ki)

96 I told her the Left is drunk with power. Cultural power. They dominate, completely. They feel, rightly for now, that there is nothing they can say or promote that will hurt them. So, the proceed straight from "gay marriage won't hurt anyone" to "bake my damn gay wedding cake" without fear.

If the Right dominated culture this much, we'd probably go crazy too.



If the Right dominated culture this much, there wouldn't be any Left left.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:20 PM (xujhj)

97 I'm glad the RNC is at least acting like it cares. Much better than the "Thank you sir! May I have another?" attitude that craven orcs like Boehner and McConnell display.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 30, 2015 02:20 PM (ppaKI)

98 You da man Ace.

Posted by: Gene Kelly at October 30, 2015 02:21 PM (uSqx+)

99 Trump is very wealthy-obviusly. Could he just buy time on cable instead of the RNC going through alphabet networks?



Trump could buy a cable channel.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:21 PM (xujhj)

100 Randomly pair off the candidates and give them thirty minutes to debate a topic. Broadcast it live over the internet, post the video to Youtube, as well as an MP3. Repeat as necessary.

No more of the glorified press conference crap. Make them debate one another.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at October 30, 2015 02:21 PM (OiH3z)

101 They are not debates.

They are highly orchestrated Q&A sessions.

The candidates can jump to the internet anytime they want.

The infrastructure is there, ready.

Just do it.

Posted by: eman at October 30, 2015 02:21 PM (MQEz6)

102 I'd like to take this opportunity to remind the Horde of that time Alabama Representative Mo Brooks schooled C*ntessa Brewer on live television, both because it directly reinforces the thesis and because, let's face it, it ain't ever getting old:

https://youtu.be/5mtQyEd-zS4

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:21 PM (9krrF)

103 Was he wearing his womens bomber jacket when he announced that?

Posted by: wth at October 30, 2015 02:18 PM (wAQA5)




That with matching pumps and purse

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (493sH)

104 *STANDS AND CHEERS*

And yet does he use his position to propagandize politics to you when you go in for a check-up? Does he tell you that the Benghazi Committee was a partisan witch-hunt as he depresses your tongue with a strap of wood?

Now, some doctors do get into the political game -- scolding parents about this or that. Guns in the house, for example.

And people quickly fire them.



To go off on a slightly related rant:

Doctors have been politicized without any say so by them. You want to know why there are those fucking do you feel safe in your home questions on the form when you go to the doctor? VAWA.

You want to know why your doctor has to ticky all those ticky boxes on the computer instead of writing on a chart? ACA requirements for electronic medical records keeping.

You want to know why I keep getting notices in my online medical chart that hey your pap smear is overdue but when I went to the doctor a couple of months ago she was all oh yeah ignore that? Because the government guidelines on frequency of testing keeps changing and heaven forfend your doctor decide that you need a test at a time different than whenever DHS has now decided it should be.

I can go on and on and on. I am aware when I am at my doctor that what I am saying is between me, my doctor and the lowest level flunky at DHS who decides my medical records need to be reviewed for whatever reason.

And then there's HIPAA.

Patient rights my lily white ass.

Ahem.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (mf5HN)

105 Reply got willowed on last thread L' Elle.
You've got mail.

Posted by: teej at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (1Zi6N)

106 "They are Enemy."

Indeed they are. And should be treated as such.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at October 30, 2015 02:19 PM (pldrX)
________

We are not your enemies. We just interview your enemies to tell the world their stories. The truth is that we are as unbiased as it is humanly possible.

Posted by: The Sodosopa Gazette at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (UBu5m)

107 I have cool square glasses!

Posted by: Carol Costello at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (OZmbA)

108 Trump is very wealthy-obviusly.

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Does anyone know how wealthy he really is? I'm sure it is much less than he claims, and I'm sure he is not very liquid (for someone with his wealth).

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (gmeXX)

109 Trump could buy a cable channel.

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I doubt that.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM (gmeXX)

110 Rubio called HRC a liar on national TV - which was subsequently ignored. The media pushed back on Mitt but they are not pushing back on Rubio.

So shouldn't we let the media continue to play the same game? At least this cycle? The difference is the players have changed, and the talented debaters are on our side.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (gmeXX)


Or they have some wicked good dirt on Rubio they're waiting to release.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM (k9qR4)

111 One of the best things I have ever read. I've been coming here for years, but don't comment. Always thought Ace was the best writer on the internet. He is at his peak with this article. When he gets fired up, which hasn't been happening as much as it used to, there is no better.

Posted by: G King at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM (OwWuT)

112 Trump is very wealthy-obviusly. Could he just buy time on cable instead of the RNC going through alphabet networks?

Hell with that. I want to see what a Trump Television Network would look like.

Glorious. Trainwreck.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM (9krrF)

113 Somewhere in the land of Banhammera, D-Lamp nods sagely.

"I don't listen to Priests, and I especially don't listen to idiot Priests whose fucking gods are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Sandra Fluke."

And BINGO was his name-o. To beat Hilliary Clinton, you must first beat the media, and then people will stop listening to them. Because they are HER media, her guard dog. Without NBC Rex snarling in her defense, she's a dried up old snatch with zero to negative personality and accomplishment.

Trump started this off, and now Carson, Cruz and Rubio are running with it, leaving shit-stains like Kaschit and Heb in their dust. Say whatever you want to about Trump, his candidacy is the absolute best thing that could have happened. He flushed out a LOT of people both in the media and the GOPe and for that alone, he is owed a debt (even if he's a blowhard with a squirrel's ass for a toupee).

Posted by: Saltydonnie at October 30, 2015 02:24 PM (i6shs)

114 Yessssss!

Posted by: Russ at October 30, 2015 02:24 PM (OtQXp)

115 The base to RNC, you're fired.

Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 02:24 PM (3dOE/)

116 Best fake debate ever. Leftist media exposed as hacks with an ideological agenda to affect an election process rather than acting as journalists assisting candidates in presenting their positions so that the electorate can make informed decisions.

May it have many repercussions.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 30, 2015 02:25 PM (3myMJ)

117 Doctors have been politicized without any say so by them.

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I don't know, doctors have politicized quite a bit (they were on board with Medicare and many were on board with Obamacare). They are as protective of a class as any other class.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:25 PM (gmeXX)

118 Finally, Ace.

Your fire returns.

Posted by: Vyce at October 30, 2015 02:25 PM (25KoR)

119 We don't need moderators for anything except to announce the question.

Each candidate gets a buzzer and equal minutes worth of speaking time they can use during the debate. When they want to speak, they press the buzzer and it puts them in queue behind everyone else who hasn't spoken yet that's gotten in line. They speak as long as they want in a single time, until they cut their own mic off. When they hit their time cap, their mic cuts off automatically and they can't say anything more until closing statements.

Automate the entire thing.

Posted by: joe at October 30, 2015 02:26 PM (KUaJL)

120 Stockpile pudding Ace is getting hungry!

Posted by: Draki at October 30, 2015 02:26 PM (+wVr8)

121 Same goes for professional politicians. Sure there are a few doctors and such in congress, but the vast majority have spent their lives in government. They have no experience in anything really, yet feel very comfortable "fixing" problems and are then surprised when things don't work out the way the lobbyist or academician said they would.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 30, 2015 02:26 PM (WiU5D)

122
Patient rights my lily white ass.

Posted by: alexthechick


Ok, I'll be 'that guy.'

Pix or - *WOMP*

Posted by: guy holding the red sash at October 30, 2015 02:26 PM (JmGFJ)

123 Trump started this off, and now Carson, Cruz and Rubio are running with it, leaving shit-stains like Kaschit and Heb in their dust.

Remember when I described Trump's rampage as opening a hole for legit conservatives to exploit?

Yep. Happening.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:27 PM (9krrF)

124 Lead the way, ace

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 02:27 PM (xuouz)

125 Did Trump cancel his Saturday Night Live gig?

Posted by: DRG at October 30, 2015 02:27 PM (mcm0N)

126 Need to fix something to eat.
Leofb

Posted by: teej at October 30, 2015 02:27 PM (1Zi6N)

127 BOOM!

GREAT post, Ace.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at October 30, 2015 02:28 PM (on01m)

128 Same goes for professional politicians.

Which if the media did their jobs, would be few and far between.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:28 PM (9krrF)

129 I loved Cruz, Trump and Christie slapping down the CNBC bullshit but I thought the best line of the night was when Rubio said that the msm was Hillary's Super PAC. That one really hit home against both the msm and equally important Hillary.

I hope he keep hammering that one.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 30, 2015 02:28 PM (/tuJf)

130 They have been delegitimizing us and dehumanizing us for as long as I remember, and we've said fucking boo about it.-ace

Yes, you are correct ace.
And the sad thing about it is that the MSM has not had total control for years. There have been conservative outlets for 25 years now and a certain party is just figuring this out now.

I'm surprised the GOP told NBC you're fired. Ha

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 30, 2015 02:28 PM (Z58Xa)

131 Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM (9krrF)

I'm not sure if people are paying the salaries at a network it wouldn't so softball questions for Trump too,, but we certainly need a more conservative network.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 30, 2015 02:28 PM (No/ki)

132 All these media people also appear to be married to people in one democrat special interest group or another as well.

Posted by: ryukyu at October 30, 2015 02:28 PM (OM0RC)

133 I just don't see what the big problem is with the media, Ace. They've been very fair to me.

Posted by: John Kasich at October 30, 2015 02:29 PM (8ZskC)

134 Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM (gmeXX)

If nothing else, I'm sure the FCC (is that the right one?) won't *let* him buy a channel even if he had the liquidity to do so. Especially now that he's spoken against this administration. I keep saying, he is this era's Wendell Wilkie (about whom I knew nothing until reading Amity Shlaes The Forgotten Man.)

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 30, 2015 02:29 PM (GDulk)

135 This is a post that will be fondly remembered years later.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 30, 2015 02:29 PM (ppaKI)

136 Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (mf5HN)

That is just the surface. The electronic medical records requirement is driving doctors out of the professon because it is simply too difficult to maintain records and see patients.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2015 02:29 PM (7G/wk)

137 We just have much better candidates now (at least with respect to these types of debates/interviews). Look at Carson, he struggles most with policy questions. But he does well with these gotcha type questions. I trust Cruz, Rubio, Ryan to answer any question on abortion.

We used to have people like Jeb. He doesn't even know how to answer a question on fantasy football. He even suggests that it should be regulated.

Let the media battle test our candidates.

But I'm happy with pushing the meme that the media are stupid. I mean even hollywood pushes that (see Anchorman).

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:30 PM (gmeXX)

138 Goldstein used to call posts like this a "cockslap".
Leaves a mushroom shaped bruise.
Ricky like.

Posted by: rickinstl at October 30, 2015 02:30 PM (0AEWQ)

139 19 This is all Trumps doing by the way.

So if he does nothing else he's forced the GOP in the immortal words of Don Corleone -- TO BE A MAN!
Posted by: Kreplach at October 30, 2015 01:58 PM (XfkLr)

There you go again, mansplaining

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 30, 2015 02:31 PM (Z58Xa)

140 It's about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.

How does the average person without a website do that?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 30, 2015 02:31 PM (No/ki)

141 The gope is experiencing peristroika and glasnost.

Posted by: eman at October 30, 2015 02:31 PM (MQEz6)

142 Never underestimate the jealousy component either. The MFM is always angry when they are schooled by their betters. And make no mistake, every one of those candidates, even Kasich or Gary Glitter or whoever that is, is better than the media. Better, smarter, more educated and informed, and in most cases, wealthier.

The Journalism Schools thank the god they don't believe in ever day for the Teacher's Colleges keeping them off the bottom of the scholastic rankings.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 02:31 PM (evdj2)

143 I'll translate; Ace hates the fucking fucks. There that's it in a nutshell.

Posted by: torabora at October 30, 2015 02:32 PM (CyTB4)

144 Post was ghost written by D-Lamp?


Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP!


Banned for being ahead of his time.
Think about it.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 02:32 PM (RFeQD)

145 136 Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 02:22 PM (mf5HN)

That is just the surface. The electronic medical records requirement is driving doctors out of the professon because it is simply too difficult to maintain records and see patients.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2015 02:29 PM (7G/wk

You are correct. My orthopod is seriously thinking about hanging it up because of this and the prescription hoops

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at October 30, 2015 02:32 PM (Z58Xa)

146 It's about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.

How does the average person without a website do that?


Flyers around the neighborhood.

"HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ASSHOLE?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 30, 2015 02:32 PM (8ZskC)

147 There's 36 or so posts I just don't understand being here.
Having had attention drawn to a certain lily white ass, there should be nothing here for the rest of the day but respectful silence. And, very quietly, le fap.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 02:33 PM (xq1UY)

148 Banned for being ahead of his time.

More for being a right proper asshole.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:33 PM (JtwS4)

149 I will certainly give Trump some credit in this regard, but he didn't start all this. Newt did it 4 years ago. Cruz has always pushed back on the media. Christie has been combative with certain audiences before. So would Cruz, Rubio, Christie be acting the same without Trump - I think they would - but I don't really know. But Trump has certainly given his fair share too. And perhaps he has forced those three to go harder at the media than they otherwise would of. I'm willing to give him credit (even a lot). Just not to say this is only because of Trump. Because Newt really set the playbook.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:33 PM (gmeXX)

150 The MSM at this point is Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer, pointing out that they have the mic and you don't so you'll listen to every damn word they have to say.

Posted by: Ryan at October 30, 2015 02:33 PM (KKnAy)

151 I'm not sure if people are paying the salaries at a network it wouldn't so softball questions for Trump too,, but we certainly need a more conservative network.

Oh, indeed. I don't think Trump would do it--I doubt he has the temperment and he sure isn't a true believer, so to speak--but I think if it got represented in significant markets, a conservative network would do gangbusters business. Not to mention its obvious value as a cultural counterbalance. The trick is not to get "ghettoized" like the clearly religious-based offerings are prone to.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:34 PM (9krrF)

152 I don't know, doctors have politicized quite a bit (they were on board with Medicare and many were on board with Obamacare). They are as protective of a class as any other class.
Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:25 PM (gmeXX)



I was referencing ace's point about firing them.

There are many areas that have been politicized where you simply can't avoid it because every doctor faces Federal and sometimes state requirements to ask the questions.


I don't care so much about doctors organizing to protect their own turf. That's basic human nature. I do mind, quite a bit, that doctors and plumbers and everyone else now know they must do so because Big Daddy Government is going to stick its nose in everyone's business.


But back to ace's point. It's the great Unpeopling being performed by those who think they are so so so so so tolerant omg you wouldn't believe the tolerance, great, just great tolerance, classy like you wouldn't believe.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (mf5HN)

153 Banned for being ahead of his time.

More for being a right proper asshole.


Those aren't mutually exclusive propositions.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (9krrF)

154 The best debate from 12 was the one that Jim Leher moderated which is the one Romney won coincidently.

You know why it was the best, you know why Romney won?

Because Leher asked a serious question and just let the two combatants go at it.


Posted by: Kreplach at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (XfkLr)

155 Didn't the R's just give Ob+mao more $ than ever to spend for TWO frreaking years????

Posted by: torabora at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (CyTB4)

156 More for being a right proper asshole.


Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016


That too, but there is no shortage of that, either.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (RFeQD)

157 Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:25 PM (gmeXX)

Actually it is tbe AMA that is the driver behind most leftist changes in health-care. They represent a tiny fraction of physicians, who fvcked up royally by ceding their political.power to the AMA.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (7G/wk)

158 The MFM lizards never get outed, never get caught in a scandal, never get caught on tape, just never get caught.

They are just there.

Who are these fuckers?

Posted by: eman at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (MQEz6)

159 Those aren't mutually exclusive propositions.

They most often go hand in hand.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (evdj2)

160 If it's all Trump's doing then he should stop talking to Entertainment Tonight and he should cancel his Saturday Night Live spot. Cultural power is political power.

Posted by: DRG at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (mcm0N)

161 I'll translate; Ace hates the fucking fucks. There that's it in a nutshell.
Posted by: torabora at October 30, 2015 02:32 PM (CyTB4)

More like a less eloquent paraphrasing.

Posted by: Draki at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (+wVr8)

162 We will miss Boehner's ties!

Posted by: RNC at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (CyTB4)

163 OK, I have to make an interjection about the jab against teachers.

I teach social studies at a public high school somewhere in the south. I do it because I enjoy social studies and learning.

Now, the liberal members of the profession are loud and obnoxious and constantly making the news (this atheist "God is a myth" dolt in Texas being the latest example). I get that. And I am in no way denying that many teachers are liberal. But that does not mean there are also a great many conservative educators out there. We just don't shoot our mouths off and draw attention to ourselves. But we are there.

So, we can write teachers off as stupid, and we can abandon the entire profession to the libs, and we can simply accept that our children will be indoctrinated with leftist bullshit in high school so that they don't at all object to the leftist bullshit they receive in college. I can go do something else with my life- teaching is not the only tree branch within my reach. I could enter a field chock full of my conservative brothers and we could sneer at the stupid progs of American academia. Other conservative educators could do the same.

Or, we could stay where we are and keep as much normalcy and non-bias in education as humanly possible. Other conservatives could hold this field up as an honorable profession for people, and we could bring more like-minded folks into the arena. We could fight back against the indoctrination we see too often, and push back against the left-wing takeover of our country's public schools and colleges.

Maybe your mind isn't going to change. But I sure as hell don't think scoffing from the sidelines is going to change the problem in American education.

Just my two cents.

Posted by: planeman at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (yOGKC)

164 Amen to every fucking word, Ace.

Every. Fucking. Word.

I've had the...pleasure of interacting with the media on several occasions, explaining my area of expertise in regards to real-world problems.

The level of stupidity, of lack of preparation for the topic at hand, never ceases to amaze me.

Once, I was discussing a particular event that happened on the East coast. Did so with many different news entities over a three day span. One stands out. Reporter from a newspaper in the city of Brotherly Love called. Discussion was on the technical, sciencey things that caused said event. As the interview started, reporter provided his background: Normally, he writes about hockey, but was shoehorned into writing about science.

That was 2 1/2 hours of my life I'll never get back. When someone goes to school as an English major, or a J-School major, they're not exactly doing anything in math or science. Hell, as an engineer, I took constitutional law, so that I could speak with some degree of knowledge on subjects afar from my area of specialization.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (XrGnJ)

165 "Banned for being ahead of his time"

Don't think he was banned for that. Advocating murder is another story.

I favor deportation of the entire MSM to Putinized Russia. Maybe the chicoms want em or maybe they could be shipped off to somewhere where sharia is the law of the land.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (kLrYQ)

166 The MFM lizards never get outed, never get caught in a scandal, never get caught on tape, just never get caught.

Of course not. Who would run it? (Hint: The fact that their "competitors" don't should make it clear that it's a cartel now.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (9krrF)

167 I'll miss the bobbing on the back 9 with Boehner.

Posted by: Ob+mao at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (CyTB4)

168 "If the American people turn off their TV sets for a month, the power structure will collapse."

****


No fear - we have infiltrated Facebook and have mobile units patrolling Twitter. We'll keep them subdued with soothing platitudes and we'll stir them to righteous anger with slanders.

None shall escape our grip!

-This has been a PSA from OmniMedia

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Take A Cruz On Our Marco-Boats At The Outrage Outlet! at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (hLRSq)

169 I don't care so much about doctors organizing to protect their own turf. That's basic human nature. I do mind, quite a bit, that doctors and plumbers and everyone else now know they must do so because Big Daddy Government is going to stick its nose in everyone's business.

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That I agree. The push for electronic medical records is not a push for better healthcare.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (gmeXX)

170 More for being a right proper asshole.


Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016


That too, but there is no shortage of that, either.



I am cognizant of my own glass house.

Things are quite nicer here since the new banning policy, I think. How does the Horde feel?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:38 PM (JtwS4)

171 Why do you keep saying the MSM is the enemy? It may be OUR enemy, and the enemy to conservatives, truth, and an American values, but the GOPe loves it. How else are they supposed to guide the electorate into nominating losers like McCain and Romney that don't reflect the base at all.

Whether the GOPe is so insulated from the base that it works against us, or does so deliberately, the MSM is a strong tool to meet their ends.

Posted by: Grimaldi at October 30, 2015 02:38 PM (MWia6)

172 There is no alternative cultural power structure. There is no alternative media structure. So eman, they're the information gatekeepers - and DRG, Trump HAS to go on those shows. He's a complete wildcard and that's what we need.

We're fighting on their turf, and that means we need to buck the playbook at every opportunity. This debate thing is a great start.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 02:38 PM (xuouz)

173 >>Don't think he was banned for that. Advocating murder is another story.

Oh yeah, that.

And while he was pedantic as hell about the msm it wasn't like he was the only person to notice that they are a tad biased and have since, well, forever.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 30, 2015 02:39 PM (/tuJf)

174 If the MFM had an anthem, it would be Stranglehold.

But they are losing it quickly. Breitbart (BNN) is becoming a legitimate news source, with investigative reporters and exclusives.

Anyone with a keyboard and an internet connection can also report and investigate, and it is happening much more often these days.

Its much like my saying that anyone can be a scientist. Form a conjecture, draw up a plan to test it, observe the results, and form a conclusion based upon the facts observed. Presto! You just did science.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 30, 2015 02:39 PM (gyKtp)

175 Don't think he was banned for that. Advocating murder is another story.




Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP!


And that is the ugly underlying thought of many of us here, but we are mostly able to have a buffer between our darkest thoughts and the keyboard.

Every time some talks about "Letting it burn", what do they think IS going to happen?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 02:39 PM (RFeQD)

176 It's about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.

How does the average person without a website do that?
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There's different levels of participation. I guess the role average people play is in conversation with family and friends, and in starving the beast and instead supporting media that points out the ethical vacuum that is the left.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:40 PM (E5UB0)

177 Ace,
Simply outstanding. I was ruminating on this very thing last night, and it came with crystalline clarity that they are (as you so rightfully point out) - The Enemy. Well done you, Ace. Well done.

Posted by: outthere at October 30, 2015 02:40 PM (hMxnF)

178 Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 02:33 PM (xq1UY)


You may have a lemon bar and one non-Raptoring.

The rest of you, well, *scribble scribble scribble*

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 02:41 PM (mf5HN)

179 I favor deportation of the entire MSM to Putinized Russia. Maybe the chicoms want em or maybe they could be shipped off to somewhere where sharia is the law of the land.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois
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At least send the chicoms the women, to make up for the shortfall. We could even throw in Chris Hayes.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:41 PM (E5UB0)

180 And Ronan Farrow.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:41 PM (E5UB0)

181 Every time some talks about "Letting it burn", what do they think IS going to happen?

Hint: Marksmanship training and investment in arms and munitions heavily advised.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:41 PM (9krrF)

182 Sometimes it seems that the Democratic Party is just the armed wing of the Media Party.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 02:41 PM (evdj2)

183 The MFM lizards never get outed, never get caught in a scandal, never get caught on tape, just never get caught.

Of course not. Who would run it? (Hint: The fact that their "competitors" don't should make it clear that it's a cartel now.)
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (9krrF)

Never heard any of them really caring about Lara Logan getting gang raped.

Posted by: Draki at October 30, 2015 02:41 PM (+wVr8)

184 I am cognizant of my own glass house.



Things are quite nicer here since the new banning policy, I think. How does the Horde feel?


Posted by: Bandersnatch

Personally, I have no reason to put you or many others in that category, but at times we all put out some really obnoxious comment.

D-Lamp was trying to get us all fired up, but it was all to mean-spirited.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (RFeQD)

185 140
It's about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.



How does the average person without a website do that?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 30, 2015 02:31 PM (No/ki)


Mock them where you find them. Point out their, biases, stupidity and feckless whenever presented the opportunity with friends, associates, etc. It is not as if there is not ample material to draw from as they are, in fact, idiots in most cases.

Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (3dOE/)

186 Amen, ace. AMEN. It's like you pulled the thoughts out of my head and put them down in words. Perfect.


The media are a bunch of low-skill, moderately attractive nobodies with fewer useful skills than your average McDonald's fry cook. They are the enemy, and the only way to take them out is to destroy their ill-gotten claims to credibility. Mock, mock, mock, refute, deride, and mock; rinse and repeat.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (4df7R)

187 At least send the chicoms the women, to make up for the shortfall.

Are you nuts? Sending them libtard womyn would be tantamount to an act of war...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (9krrF)

188 Things are quite nicer here since the new banning policy, I think. How does the Horde feel?

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Bite me, you flibbertigibbet!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (WiU5D)

189 Your doctor is one of the most important professionals you know. He is well-educated and knows, literally, the pathways of life and death.

And yet does he use his position to propagandize politics to you when you go in for a check-up?


*****


I think the vast majority of my colleagues leave their politics at the exam room door. In fact, too many doctors (beginning in the late 80's and 90's I would say) abdicated their role as political advocates and have been almost entirely usurped by politicians, bureaucrats and lefty activists. Physician-politicians (Rand Paul, John Barrasso and [urk] Howard Dean are really pretty rare birds.

Used to be that hospital administrators worked for the doctors, or at least were co-equal. That equation has now been reversed.

Most docs I know just shrug and seem to think their voice doesn't matter. Or that if they do speak up they will be pilloried.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (mvenn)

190 Soft hands and Face Workers.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (evdj2)

191 >>>And that is the ugly underlying thought of many of us here, but we are mostly able to have a buffer between our darkest thoughts and the keyboard.


Would Vince Flynn have been banned for writing Term Limits? Which he did in 1998. Every single problem with DC he describes has gotten infinitely worse.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:43 PM (E5UB0)

192 If nothing else, I'm sure the FCC (is that the right one?) won't *let* him buy a channel even if he had the liquidity to do so. Especially now that he's spoken against this administration.



This more so than anything. Between all of the Hispanic language and shopping channels, it can't be THAT expensive.
Regulatory is a whole different story.



Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:44 PM (xujhj)

193 If, and only if, most or all Republicans would treat every question thrown at them by leftist "reporters" as Christie did with the CNBC interrogator (I'll paraphrase: "that's rude and I will not answer."), only then will this begin to recede.

They must be robbed of any coverage other that strong pushback to their rude partisanship.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 30, 2015 02:44 PM (U6f54)

194 Most docs I know just shrug and seem to think their voice doesn't matter. Or that if they do speak up they will be pilloried.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (mvenn)

Sounds like Obama's plan to enslave doctors to provide us healthcare is working.....

Posted by: Draki at October 30, 2015 02:45 PM (+wVr8)

195 D-Lamp, a prophet without honor

Posted by: Doom Rider at October 30, 2015 02:46 PM (ck8TA)

196 planeman at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (yOGKC)


You are the tip of the spear. Or the remnant.

I hate teachers too. But that does not mean I hate *all* teachers, and in fact I have tons of respect for conservatives that are in the field because they love to teach so much they are willing to put up with the environment and stress of living in a world dominated by libs.

I think everyone understands that people generalize, but that only makes the exceptions more exceptional.


Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 30, 2015 02:46 PM (LWu6U)

197 Marginalize them by calling them newsreaders. Actually, propaganda-readers would be more appropriate, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Doug at October 30, 2015 02:46 PM (rCYLc)

198 "Point out their, biases, stupidity and feckless . . . ."

Oh jebus, I need sleep.

S'poseda be "Point out their biases, stupidity and fecklessness . . . ."

Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 02:47 PM (3dOE/)

199 I keep saying pick a couple of moderators of your own and stream it on youtube.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 30, 2015 02:47 PM (oVJmc)

200 no fan of Christie here, but I think he did a great job of showing just how shallow these people are. Fantasy football?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 30, 2015 02:47 PM (WiU5D)

201
Every time some talks about "Letting it burn", what do they think IS going to happen?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative


S'mores, of cours.

Posted by: guy holding the red sash at October 30, 2015 02:47 PM (JmGFJ)

202 Between all of the Hispanic language and shopping channels, it can't be THAT expensive.

I was shocked some many years ago to read the financials of a company my company wanted to do a deal with. They owned a big shopping channel.

I'm all Pauline Kael about the shopping channels. I don't know anyone who watches them.

What shocked me was that the shopping channel made All The Money.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:47 PM (JtwS4)

203 Your doctor is one of the most important professionals you know. He is well-educated and knows, literally, the pathways of life and death.

And yet does he use his position to propagandize politics to you when you go in for a check-up?



Mine always compared carry pieces.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:47 PM (xujhj)

204 Things are quite nicer here since the new banning policy, I think. How does the Horde feel?

Posted by: Bandersnatch
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Like our immigration laws or DOMA, policy only works if there's someone to enforce it.

When Maetenloch was gone, the "I love Jesus" troll fouled up the ONTs.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:48 PM (E5UB0)

205 >> It's about time we began delegitimizing and dehumanizing them.


>> How does the average person without a website do that?



let me get a tall frosted glass and think that one over.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 30, 2015 02:48 PM (LWu6U)

206 That is just the surface. The electronic medical records requirement is driving doctors out of the professon because it is simply too difficult to maintain records and see patients.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2015 02:29 PM (7G/wk)



Hell yes. My last primary care visit, my doctor spent a good 15 minutes just clicking and tickying and fiddling with the records. Mind you, I was there for a very routine should be 5 minute check up. Once she was done, she turned to me and said "Okay, now I can take care of you." She hates hates hates it. With a passion.

Personally, I am fond of having to point out repeatedly that, as an adopted child, having the system automatically cross reference my parents' medical history to help fill in mine is a fantastic way for my heirs to get rich off the malpractice settlement when the false information in there ends up killing me.

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 02:48 PM (mf5HN)

207 Information is power

and the media has lots of information.....

much of it is MIS-information and intentionally planted lies to be sure.

This is why they hate the new world of internet and Fox... they no longer have a monopoly on the information

Posted by: McCool at October 30, 2015 02:49 PM (nCSwS)

208 >>The push for electronic medical records is not a push for better healthcare.
Posted by: SH

Actually, they make healthcare worse.

Posted by: Aviator at October 30, 2015 02:49 PM (c7vUv)

209 Ace must of taken some downers before writing this. Way too easy on these bastards.

Posted by: GregV61 at October 30, 2015 02:50 PM (L92R0)

210 My favorite's are business reporters...

If they knew as much about business as they thought they did... wouldn't they be making more money by RUNNING the business, vice reporting on the business?

And don't even get me started on Technology reporters.... as someone who worked in IT for the entire development of the Internet??? They are clueless...

Or the military reporters who have never served, and thus have no basis to understand what the hell is going on....

Time and again... they are just WRONG... even on easily verifiable facts... yet somehow not just keep their jobs, but are promoted.

Posted by: BB Wolf at October 30, 2015 02:51 PM (qh617)

211 200 posts and no one has made reference to a movie review? It's like I don't even know you people.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 30, 2015 02:51 PM (WiU5D)

212 Seems so strange to me Reince Priebus and other RNC-type Republicans were surprised by CNBC/NBC bias--or even by MSM bias in general. This has been a hot-button issue forconservatives for decades. How couldPriebus and his pals not know? Are they truly that disconnected from the base?

Posted by: troyriser at October 30, 2015 02:51 PM (UWlp+)

213 I do streaming broadcasts of high school/college/amateur sports. Every once in a while someone will refer to me, or send me to a section designated for, "the Media", it gives me a queasy feeling every time.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 30, 2015 02:51 PM (2cS/G)

214 Oh, indeed. I don't think Trump would do it--I doubt he has the temperment and he sure isn't a true believer, so to speak--but I think if it got represented in significant markets, a conservative network would do gangbusters business. Not to mention its obvious value as a cultural counterbalance. The trick is not to get "ghettoized" like the clearly religious-based offerings are prone to.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at October 30, 2015 02:34 PM (9krrF)

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You know who has a lot of money, media experience, a big following AND could line up investors to start something or take over even one of the big three: Rush Limbaugh.

The fact that he hasn't done so shows he either isn't interested or probably made the calculation that it just wouldn't work.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 30, 2015 02:52 PM (LXJ1e)

215 200 posts and no one has made reference to a movie review? It's like I don't even know you people.


He was rather heavy handed in foreshadowing the volcano.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:52 PM (JtwS4)

216 Seems so strange to me Reince Priebus and other RNC-type Republicans were surprised by CNBC/NBC bias--or even by MSM bias in general. This has been a hot-button issue forconservatives for decades. How couldPriebus and his pals not know? Are they truly that disconnected from the base?

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I don't think they were surprised by the bias, but by the reaction from the base which has a lot more ways of reaching him now (twitter, etc.) than in days past.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:53 PM (gmeXX)

217 NBC gets filed in the round can. The next one to be fired will be whichever one that isn't Fox moderates the next debate.

No candidate will get a question that isn't snarky, condescending, gotcha or framed to attack another candidate from the media clowns.

Posted by: Hank at October 30, 2015 02:53 PM (V9g65)

218 He was rather heavy handed in foreshadowing the volcano.

Fredo should have given up fishing.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 02:53 PM (evdj2)

219 Actually, they make healthcare worse.

Posted by: Aviator at October 30, 2015 02:49 PM (c7vUv)


****


I concur

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (mvenn)

220 "That is a great question and I might consider providing an answer to it, but only when I see evidence of questions of a similar tone being directed at the leading Democrat contenders."

"I'm all for fairness, aren't you?"

Posted by: the littl shyning man at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (U6f54)

221 My favorite's are business reporters...

If they knew as much about business as they thought they did... wouldn't they be making more money by RUNNING the business, vice reporting on the business?



Way I feel about fortune tellers. Instead of shuckin' & jivin' fo $5 a palm read, hit the lotto.
Ms. Cleo, hit the lotto and we'll talk.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (xujhj)

222 When Aleister Crowley jumped the shark in the 2012 debate, people should have been up in arms over it. They should have been asking wtf? And yet things went on seamlessly. I kept thinking, this isn't the USSR. Isn't it in our DNA to get upset and recoil at things like this?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (E5UB0)

223 for the self-appointed Preistly Class of the media.

I'm a little tired of their gyrations myself, Ah-huh

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (DL2i+)

224 197
Marginalize them by calling them newsreaders. Actually, propaganda-readers would be more appropriate, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Doug at October 30, 2015 02:46 PM (rCYLc)


I laugh with glee that they are reduced to reading top ten lists and pointing out things on the internet, tweets, viral videos, as if those interested in that stuff have not already seen in several times.

They are less that newsreaders or propaganda readers. A ten year old has better mental faculties than most newsmonkeys.


Ace's post reminds me of that "boom goes the dynamite" guy.

Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (3dOE/)

225 208
>>The push for electronic medical records is not a push for better healthcare.

Posted by: SH



Actually, they make healthcare worse.

Posted by: Aviator at October 30, 2015 02:49 PM (c7vUv)

It's really scary when you go to the doctors office and EVERY prescription you have filled in five years shows up on your records.
Nurse wanted to know why I had prescriptions to Lomtil, Dimox, and about twenty other drugs I take with me when I travel.
I explained to her, first it was none of her business, and second remove all of them from my records. They had me taking 20 pills a day.
I take none. Of course, ALL of this information is so secure.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 02:55 PM (jJRIy)

226 op cit. the "Lumping Journalists in with Teachers"

For starters, teachers actually get certified. That's one threshold more than a journalist needs to cross.

If you're talking 'as a group', teachers are, fundamentally, employees with absolutely no power in "The System."

"School Administrators" on the other hand are far more likely to be stone morons than classroom teachers.

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Posted by: BumperStickerist at October 30, 2015 02:55 PM (0MJOU)

227 Every once in a while someone will refer to me, or send me to a section designated for, "the Media", it gives me a queasy feeling every time.

Posted by: Lincolntf


*****

Make sure to take one of those sterilized seat liners. Sanitized for your protection.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 30, 2015 02:55 PM (mvenn)

228 I favor deportation of the entire MSM to Putinized Russia. Maybe the chicoms want em or maybe they could be shipped off to somewhere where sharia is the law of the land.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Old, Uniproved and TRUMP! for Emporer 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:37 PM (kLrYQ)


I would send them to Iran, but it's really just about getting them out of here permanently.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 02:56 PM (4ErVI)

229 Right now as far as I'm concerned the command disc of the Enterprise has ditched the engineering section, and it's the ones who will shoot back at the media who get to fly away while the Jebs and the Kasiches and the Patakis on the shuttlecraft deck get shot up by the Romulans.

Posted by: JEM at October 30, 2015 02:56 PM (o+SC1)

230 Ace: Word.

Posted by: mikeyslaw at October 30, 2015 02:56 PM (Wkdli)

231 Ace delivers another one to bookmark.

I feel lucky that I ever stumbled here.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (PvCxa)

232 Bring back the hard drinking cigar chewing Reporters. The ones that worked their way up from the mailroom.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (evdj2)

233 GREAT POST ACE!

Posted by: Dirty Randy at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (jjaLl)

234 229
Right now as far as I'm concerned the command disc of the Enterprise has
ditched the engineering section, and it's the ones who will shoot back
at the media who get to fly away while the Jebs and the Kasiches and the
Patakis on the shuttlecraft deck get shot up by the Romulans.



Posted by: JEM at October 30, 2015 02:56 PM (o+SC1)


I challenge anyone to write a nerdier on-point comment than this. Not possible.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (4df7R)

235 Despite the primitiveness of the mind software and Pixy and the hamsters and the red letter Cherry Py 500 error page, this post is why we keep coming back.

Great writing, Ace.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (2x3L+)

236 I laugh with glee that they are reduced to reading top ten lists and pointing out things on the internet, tweets, viral videos, as if those interested in that stuff have not already seen in several times.

They are less that newsreaders or propaganda readers. A ten year old has better mental faculties than most newsmonkeys.


Ace's post reminds me of that "boom goes the dynamite" guy.

Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (3dOE/)


That first part lol. The local news used to do this every damn day. The only people watching at that time largely don't even know what fucking Twitter is, but there they were reading a bunch of stupid crap about something stupid.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 02:58 PM (4ErVI)

237 Marginalize them by calling them newsreaders. Actually, propaganda-readers would be more appropriate, wouldn't it?


Posted by: Doug at October 30, 2015 02:46 PM (rCYLc)


I believe that is what they are called in England, or maybe it's news presenters.

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2015 02:58 PM (8ikIW)

238 The gope leadership is very much like the gang of old, fat Soviet generals that watched the missiles roll by on Red Square.

Now things are falling apart.

The viewing stand is starting to creak and groan.




Posted by: eman at October 30, 2015 02:58 PM (MQEz6)

239 >>It's really scary when you go to the doctors office and EVERY prescription you have filled in five years shows up on your records.
Nurse wanted to know why I had prescriptions to Lomtil, Dimox, and about twenty other drugs I take with me when I travel.
I explained to her, first it was none of her business, and second remove all of them from my records. They had me taking 20 pills a day.
I take none. Of course, ALL of this information is so secure.
Posted by: Nip Sip

If someone accidentally puts an incorrect diagnosis or allergy in your EMR just try and get it removed. If I remove them the system will often repopulate them into the next note.

Posted by: Aviator at October 30, 2015 02:59 PM (c7vUv)

240 Right now as far as I'm concerned the command disc of the Enterprise has
ditched the engineering section, and it's the ones who will shoot back
at the media who get to fly away while the Jebs and the Kasiches and the
Patakis on the shuttlecraft deck get shot up by the Romulans.



Posted by: JEM at October 30, 2015 02:56 PM (o+SC1)

I challenge anyone to write a nerdier on-point comment than this. Not possible.
Posted by: MWR


What's scarier, is that I followed it.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:59 PM (xujhj)

241 I completely agree. Until the media stops having so much power over politics the idiots will never know anything but what they are told. The only way to fix the country is to go around the media or through them.

Posted by: Lea at October 30, 2015 02:59 PM (8vjqV)

242 If you really want to fu(k with these people. Anytime they state an idea as absolute truth, ask them,

Based on what research?

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2015 03:00 PM (8ikIW)

243 I explained to her, first it was none of her business, and second remove all of them from my records. They had me taking 20 pills a day.
I take none. Of course, ALL of this information is so secure.
Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 02:55 PM (jJRIy)

OT a little, I haven't seen all the debates. Has the OPM hack ever been brought up?

Because that kinda goes in hand with requiring online medical records.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at October 30, 2015 03:00 PM (LXJ1e)

244 NBC/RNC is not the story.

The candidates have told the RNC to GTFO.

This
is just the RNC in damage control. They're actually being called (by
the candidates) on their incompetence and boot-licking of the MSM. A few
decades late but it's fun to see.

Posted by: TJ Camper at October 30, 2015 03:00 PM (7d8Ef)

245
200 posts and no one has made reference to a movie review? It's like I don't even know you people
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sounds like there should not be a sequel....and yet there will be.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at October 30, 2015 03:00 PM (/eTPT)

246 One constantly overlooked point about teaches and the relative ease of their job.

They are responsible for the physical safety of anywhere from 25-30 non-accountable human beings in their charge on a day to day basis.

They have to meet state and federal regulations regarding the provision of their service.

Those 25-30 human beings teachers are responsible for may have 25-50 other human beings who are entitled to talk with you about stuff.

You have an administrative hierarchy which - in general - sucks.

Your idiot coworkers 1) cannot be fired and 2) may be your department head.

The most common thing I run into are good teachers who have a "Behind Enemy Lines" mentality. They want to teach kids, but they almost have to crawl over glass to get the opportunity.
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Posted by: BumperStickerist at October 30, 2015 03:00 PM (0MJOU)

247 *reads post*


*looks at tip jar*


Ace, if you wanted a steak dinner you coulda just said so O.o

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at October 30, 2015 03:01 PM (6JL3d)

248 ...based on the stories that they've not been invited to the candidates' campaign's discussions of future debates, anyway.

Posted by: TJ Camper at October 30, 2015 03:01 PM (7d8Ef)

249 212
Seems so strange to me Reince Priebus and other RNC-type Republicans were surprised by CNBC/NBC bias--or even by MSM bias in general. This has been a hot-button issue forconservatives for decades. How couldPriebus and his pals not know? Are they truly that disconnected from the base?

Posted by: troyriser at October 30, 2015 02:51 PM (UWlp+)



If you look at it from the uniparty perspective, it makes sense that RNC-type Republicans put up with the bias. They need the issues alive that get them elected (gun control, national defense, etc.) and need to pass legislation, or forgo action to defeat legislation, on issues that they get beat over the head with (amnesty, abortion). In that sense, bias legacy media allows then a boogeyman to point to as reasons for not delivering to their purported constituents (while delivering to their actual patrons).


Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 03:01 PM (3dOE/)

250 All the fucks Soros can buy..

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (DL2i+)

251 In other news, Lumpy head Tarantino's father disagrees with the beejers he's been giving BLM lately.

There are petitions to get rid of Raven-Symone from the view, despite the fact she's an African American lesbian, because she's not some mindless grievance mongering leftist turd like the others. Yeah, I guess they really would hang Carson out to dry, if he got the nod.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (E5UB0)

252 Reince needs to go.

Posted by: holygoat at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (ZgI/r)

253 If you really want to fu(k with these people. Anytime they state an idea as absolute truth, ask them,

Based on what research?

Posted by: Bruce



Better question: "And if you are wrong? What then? Shall we hold you personally responsible?"

Posted by: guy holding the red sash at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (JmGFJ)

254 >>> Boy George claims to have slept with Prince. Charles? Heard rumours about him as well.
Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 02:03 PM (E5UB0)

Bowie and Jagger, Rooney and Taylor; lots of sexytime revelations this year. Is now just easier to assume everyone in the music/movie industry has slept with everyone else; saves time.

Posted by: LizLem at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (hvf9s)

255 231
Ace delivers another one to bookmark.



I feel lucky that I ever stumbled here.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (PvCxa)

We are glad you did, now comment more often.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:03 PM (jJRIy)

256 Ace is channeling Andrew Breitbart.

Posted by: phxjay at October 30, 2015 03:03 PM (mohgV)

257 If someone accidentally puts an incorrect diagnosis or allergy in your EMR just try and get it removed. If I remove them the system will often repopulate them into the next note.
Posted by: Aviator at October 30, 2015 02:59 PM (c7vUv)



A significant part of my old job involved reading medical records. It was always a miracle from on high when the records were consistent about which limb had been broken.





Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 03:03 PM (mf5HN)

258 Feel good story of the day.

Posted by: 13times at October 30, 2015 03:03 PM (WHVu+)

259 If you really want to fu(k with these people. Anytime they state an idea as absolute truth, ask them,

Based on what research?



You know where people screw up? They let them up. When you have someone down, (Based on what research), you don't let them up.
That is when you curb stomp them so hard that they never bring it up again.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 03:04 PM (xujhj)

260 All the fucks Soros can buy..
Posted by: DaveA
----------------------------------------------
If all Americans were well informed critical thinkers, then Soros would have to bribe us all. But then he'd go bankrupt and it wouldn't be worth it, so he'd have to leave us alone. He and Tom Steyer (and several others) are such vile shits. But they've located the points of failure in our LIV+Uniparty system and are exploiting them as you would expect wealthy ruthless sociopaths would.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:04 PM (E5UB0)

261 Related to the post; also saves time to assume all journalists are flaming libs unless evidence indicates otherwise. Guilty until proven innocent.

Posted by: LizLem at October 30, 2015 03:04 PM (hvf9s)

262 The mantra that cultural power is political power is something that Andrew Breitbart said loudly and clearly... this was also something that Sarah Palin has pushed for years.
They made it acceptable for more Conservatives to push back and now it appears that even more Republicans are fighting back against the bias in the media.
Back when Sarah Palin was being crucified by the media, almost all the Republicans still had their balls in their own mouths out of fear of getting on the wrong side of the biased media. Sarah was one of the only ones in the political area who repeatedly talked about the LAME STREAM MEDIA.

Posted by: PhilipJames at October 30, 2015 03:04 PM (Pbe3i)

263 252
Reince needs to go.

Posted by: holygoat at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (ZgI/r)
He's Mitt's man. Mitt lost, he should have been fired the next day.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:04 PM (jJRIy)

264 Better question: "And if you are wrong? What then? Shall we hold you personally responsible?"


Posted by: guy holding the red sash

That's the response for the gun grabbers.
And illegals
And letting criminals go with a handslap

Posted by: Bruce at October 30, 2015 03:04 PM (8ikIW)

265 Ms. Cleo, hit the lotto and we'll talk.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (xujhj)

Did a search to find out what happened to her.


Ms Cleo was most frequently tagged:
ebony (5, black (54), bigass (30), ass (29), blowjob (25), blackwoman (25), hardcore (24), booty (24)


Hmmmm. Don't think that is the same one.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:05 PM (fWAjv)

266 234 229
Right now as far as I'm concerned the command disc of the Enterprise has
ditched the engineering section, and it's the ones who will shoot back
at the media who get to fly away while the Jebs and the Kasiches and the
Patakis on the shuttlecraft deck get shot up by the Romulans.



Posted by: JEM at October 30, 2015 02:56 PM (o+SC1)

I challenge anyone to write a nerdier on-point comment than this. Not possible.


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at October 30, 2015 02:57 PM (4df7R)


As we sit by.... and laugh...

Posted by: Mog, Klingon Commander at October 30, 2015 03:05 PM (qh617)

267 Kinda gives 'palm reading' a new meaning.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:05 PM (fWAjv)

268 THIS is why I read this blog EVERY DAY! Great post Ace! Your insight is astounding. Thanks!

Posted by: Dave Spacer at October 30, 2015 03:06 PM (zavAO)

269 Don't the Democrats already boycott Fox Networks for debates?

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:07 PM (Ypc8j)

270 Not to mix Generations or anything, but "Engineering" and "Command" couldn't mean less to the people "Journalizing" now. They spend all their time on Holodeck.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:07 PM (xq1UY)

271 @225
Your request for permit has been DENIED.

Posted by: BATF/NICS/FBI at October 30, 2015 03:07 PM (k8tEg)

272 269 Don't the Democrats already boycott Fox Networks for debates?

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:07 PM (Ypc8j)

Yep

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:07 PM (fWAjv)

273 O/T


Space shot finds Confederate Battle flag in desert over 8,000 years old.



I told you we should have won. Warning NY Slime link


http://tinyurl.com/nws2uf7

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:08 PM (jJRIy)

274 cue the erhmergahd shuper smert media folks to be all like, whilst pinching chins, stroking junk to be "why are the gop so anti-intellectual?"

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 30, 2015 03:09 PM (ajMhd)

275 Fire 'em up, Ace. You should give this speech in the Republicans' locker room before every debate!

Posted by: Mary at October 30, 2015 03:09 PM (2ly7u)

276 Poetry, Ace.


*hands over laurels*
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 02:07 PM


*hands over Hardy handshakes*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 30, 2015 03:09 PM (KrAjA)

277 from the dead thread, thought I'd share some of me:

lol, I just saw this "Jeb was at one point so inevitable, that he was already preparing his concession speech to Hillary"

Thank God that shit's gone. or going. or at least dead in the water.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 30, 2015 03:10 PM (ajMhd)

278 They spend all their time on Holodeck.

Or getting drinks from space bartender Whoopi Goldberg.

Posted by: wooga at October 30, 2015 03:10 PM (5DrNI)

279 "Bowie and Jagger, "


I thought it was a well known fact that Bowie slept with everything, everywhere in the 1970s.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 03:11 PM (LA7Cm)

280 Must be repeated. Idiot who arranged this debate and thought it would turn out swell needs to be fired. Preibus needs to go

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:11 PM (2x3L+)

281 Maybe your mind isn't going to change. But I sure as
hell don't think scoffing from the sidelines is going to change the
problem in American education.



Just my two cents.

Posted by: planeman at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (yOGKC)
==============================

Bravo! Well said.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:12 PM (dFi94)

282 If the Right dominated culture this much, there wouldn't be any Left left.

Nah,
Who'd spend their precious bodily fluids hunting down the last Trotskyite janitor?

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2015 03:12 PM (DL2i+)

283 Must be repeated. Idiot who arranged this debate and thought it would turn out swell needs to be fired. Preibus needs to go

****
lots of folks need to go.
Basically, our republican congress just authorized the rest of obama's stash for the rest of his admin.
Obama's never had to worry about power of the purse and in fact is able to use his stash as he see's fit.
and he sees as fit two things:
1. Invasion USA, sponsoring all the illegals, dacas, migrants, and other invaders he can.
2. bookash for his pub sec union thug pals.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 30, 2015 03:12 PM (ajMhd)

284 Well well well. Surprise surprise.

All those black churches getting torched in St. Louis.


One chance to guess the race of the arsonist.

And GO!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:13 PM (fWAjv)

285 D-Lamp died for our sins.
Much like Buzzion.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at October 30, 2015 03:13 PM (bykzK)

286 DeSchnozzio endorses Hilldawg.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:13 PM (E5UB0)

287 Welcome aboard...

the newsies should fear misusing their power as all powerful people get taught eventually to husband their power and use it when needed....

the newsies use cultural bazookas to swat houseflies...

they need taught lessons in the price of bull in a china shop mentalities...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at October 30, 2015 03:13 PM (g8Hfr)

288 Nate Silver thinks the GOP is in disarray. Well, he hedges a little, but lets hope he is right and the party really is in disarray.

Nothing could be a more hopeful sign for the country. Driving the GOPe into the darkness, whining and bemoaning the loss of their corrupt positions of power is the fucking best thing that could happen. No more McVain. By bye Ayotte, and Coker (and Alexander!) and Cornyn and...

Oh, I hope he is right.

http://53eig.ht/1KL0UUz

Posted by: MTF at October 30, 2015 03:14 PM (TxJGV)

289 the MFM is biased?

whoda thunk it....

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 30, 2015 03:14 PM (pEusi)

290 I thought it was a well known fact that Bowie slept with everything, everywhere in the 1970s.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 03:11 PM (LA7Cm)

There was just a story about that. Jagger's girlfriend caught them butt fvcking.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:14 PM (jJRIy)

291 Patient rights my lily white ass.

Like that's not gonna derail the thread.

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2015 03:15 PM (DL2i+)

292 I bet NBC retaliates by saying no Republican candidate can show up on Jimmy Fallon or any other NBC show until the RNC relents. And the RNC will relent and apologize and open its quivering anus.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:15 PM (Ypc8j)

293 Not to mix Generations or anything, but "Engineering" and "Command" couldn't mean less to the people "Journalizing" now. They spend all their time on Holodeck.

I wouldn't go on the holodeck without a HazMat suit. Turn on a black light and you'll see what I mean.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Take A Cruz On Our Marco-Boats At The Outrage Outlet! at October 30, 2015 03:15 PM (hLRSq)

294 Ace if we're ever in a bar together remind me I owe you a drink

Posted by: Skip at October 30, 2015 03:15 PM (gE2Li)

295 I hope the campaigns cut the RNC out and just do streamming debates. That way they can reach the cord-cutters. Screw the MSM, and the GOPe at the same time.

Posted by: Iblis at October 30, 2015 03:16 PM (rP2JJ)

296 "Much like Buzzion."


Salud

*takes sip of coffee*

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 03:16 PM (LA7Cm)

297 ST. LOUIS -- Police have made an arrest in connection with a two-week string of church arsons, most of which occurred at places of worship in black neighborhoods, the Post-Dispatch has learned. The suspect is a black man in his 30s, according to a police source.

Posted by: James Carville at October 30, 2015 03:16 PM (e8kgV)

298 Re. fantasy football, we all know that will continue with or without the government's blessing. So the issue is only how the state gets some sugar from the activity. Why should the media be promoting more sugar for the government? Isn't their natural role the exact opposite - the media being a bulwark in front of the people they are protecting from a potentially tyrannical government?

Posted by: East Bay Jay at October 30, 2015 03:16 PM (PvCxa)

299 {thunderous applause}

Posted by: creeper at October 30, 2015 03:16 PM (K2tay)

300 One chance to guess the race of the arsonist.

And GO!
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA
------------------------------------------------------
BLM false flag?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (E5UB0)

301 D-Lamp was trying to get us all fired up, but it was all to mean-spirited.



Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (RFeQD)
=============================

I always enjoyed reading his posts.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (dFi94)

302 Don't worry, Preibus was already scheduled to be fired. Right after the convention next summer the chosen candidate would traditionally put his or her own Chair in the RNC.

I wonder though if we want to fire Preibus. I can actually see a world where you let him baby-sit the RNC but put all his power into the hands of the joint campaigns....

Posted by: MTF at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (TxJGV)

303 So I guess this is a bad time to tell you about my recent trip to Dan Rather's library that has all these really old documents that pre-date chewing gum that were all printed on a 486 IBM running windows 95?

Posted by: Brian Williams at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (2eov2)

304 "Turn on a black light and you'll see what I mean."



Heh.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (LA7Cm)

305 *smooshes tinfoil into Cabela's Stetson gun club hat*


Ace gave us a huge chunk of red meat. Pretty much a whole fresh killt antelope.

He is not commenting nor posting twats.

The sneaky bastard is trying to finish Baskervilles just like me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (JtwS4)

306 Yeah I think you could more effectively apportion the enterprise such that jeb and kasich aren't in engineering, which is in fact quite important.

But I'm still casting my vote for THREAD WINNAH to you

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (xuouz)

307 *hands over lid of kind bud*

Posted by: John 'The Connection' Kasich at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (UWlp+)

308 Well golly gosh. If they would have blind folded us and had the debate questioners all on a voice scrambling device. We would have been hard pressed to tell the difference between CNBC and FOX line of questioning when Perb and his donor class masters first tried to take out "The Man".

Posted by: Drider at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (DNFK1)

309 BLM false flag?

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (E5UB0)

Yep. 35 year old black male. Not sure if he was involved with BLM though.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (fWAjv)

310 301 Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (dFi94)

as did I...

there's nothing wrong with the media that their needing their dentists on speed dial wouldn't fix.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (g8Hfr)

311
Wait...so you're saying it's not "Truth"?

Posted by: Robert Redford at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (l0bW1)

312 There's one news reporter that I think does know her stuff and reports it in an intelligient and respectful way. Lauren Greene on Fox.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (dFi94)

313 Lawyers are generally acknowledged as a smart class, as a profession. Not as smart as doctors, but smart.

Grrr.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (Xd2w5)

314 >>>>> lots of folks need to go.
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at October 30, 2015 03:12 PM (ajMhd)
---------
Yes, but Preibus first. He has basically just made him irrelevant at this point after revealing to the entire country that he can't negotiate for shit. He is one of the stupid people that Trump says we are being led by. We don't need him or the RNC in any practical way. Someone suggested last night that Trump hold the next debate at one of his properties awith the candidates picking the kids and live stream it. Why are we enriching these despicable networks with ad revenue? Starve the beast. Then they'll play along.
ah along

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (2x3L+)

315 301
D-Lamp was trying to get us all fired up, but it was all to mean-spirited.





Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at October 30, 2015 02:42 PM (RFeQD)

Has D-Lamp gone to the Ban Hammer barrel in the sky?

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (jJRIy)

316 Why should the media be promoting more sugar for the government?

-----

Because the media likes more government.

The government can't control fantasy football at this point. All they can do is try to tax it in some way.

As much as I hate all the draftkings commercial, they (like Uber) are on the cutting edge of showing that the government cannot regulate everything.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (gmeXX)

317 I wouldn't go on the holodeck without a HazMat suit. Turn on a black light and you'll see what I mean.

You know what the replicator is used for more than anything else?

Bleach. Only way to clean the holodeck. Don't ask how I know.

Posted by: Ensign Redshirt at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (4WhSY)

318 the thing is that most Americans CHOOSE MSM
Ace doesn't like that he thinks other people should only watch what he wants them to

Posted by: righter at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (iO+/z)

319 :: waves at Sven ! ::

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (dFi94)

320 I always enjoyed reading his posts.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:17 PM (dFi94)

As did I. Didn't have to even see his nic to know that I was reading a post of his.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (fWAjv)

321 313 Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:18 PM (Xd2w5)

Now now Amish Dude...

we wouldn't want the Andrew WK glee club to get their knickers ajar...

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (g8Hfr)

322 Yep. 35 year old black male. Not sure if he was involved with BLM though.

Move it along. Nothing....to....see....here.

Posted by: Your Betters at the MSM at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (YFFpo)

323 Not sure if he was involved with BLM though.

Well, he sure enough is now, isn't he?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (xq1UY)

324 9 Where's Amish Dude when you need him?

Teaching calculus to 300 students.

BTW, I should note that not only do I not get paid 300 students' worth of tuition, but also my department only gets 70% of the tuition that goes to the college. Other departments get more than 100%.

Grrr. Grrr.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (Xd2w5)

325 Ace this is enough essence of rage to last me through next Wednesday. Did you see Sicario or the Martian yet? I want to catch one of the two.

The girl and I are going to marathon James Bond this weekend. I'm thinking Goldfinger, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale. Anyone have any other suggestions? Would you like to heap scorn on my choice?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (xuouz)

326 More for being a right proper asshole.

Maniac <> asshole.

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (DL2i+)

327 She's never seen any James Bond movie. So I'm going for a good balance and a slice of different Bond actors.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 03:21 PM (xuouz)

328 BTW, I should note that not only do I not get paid 300 students' worth of tuition, but also my department only gets 70% of the tuition that goes to the college. Other departments get more than 100%.

Grrr. Grrr.
Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (Xd2w5)

-------

Maybe you need a better lawyer.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:21 PM (gmeXX)

329 WE ARE SMART. I've got an award to PROVE I'm smart for getting the George Bush story right. You call it "fake" but I call it "accurate".

Posted by: Dan Rather at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (rVEMe)

330 Only way to clean the holodeck?

Brimstone.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (xq1UY)

331 >>Lawyers are generally acknowledged as a smart class, as a profession. Not as smart as doctors, but smart.

Grrr.
Posted by: AmishDude

Heh

Posted by: Aviator at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (c7vUv)

332 right on, right on.

Posted by: MJH at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (747Ta)

333 If anyone deserves amnesty, it's D-Lamp. He deserves Peruvian citizenship and the platinum membership. Ace sounds like him in this post.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (2x3L+)

334 True Detective: This guy comes home to his wife with candy and flowers. This is not entirely out of the goodness of his heart. He's trying to soften her up for when he tells her he's been having an affair for the last eight months. Apparently the candy and flowers were insufficient in that she takes a 2X4 to his back. He runs away and calls the cops. A cop goes out there she admits she hit him with the 2X4 on the back and says that if he would have turned around she would have clobbered him in the face. The cop tells her Colorado has a D/V mandatory arrest policy but she refuses to cooperate. They call three more cops out and she is arrested but not before she bit a cop on his hand. The cop tells her you can't go around biting cops. She responds, "Boo hoo you fucking liar." And, of course, she's right. She not only could but did.

The moral of the story is that if you are going to confess to your wife, it's best to do in a phone call, a long distance phone call.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (fFIVI)

335 Ace gave us a huge chunk of red meat. Pretty much a whole fresh killt antelope.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


*ponders antelope ranching *

That's gotta be a thing, right?

Posted by: guy holding the red sash at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (JmGFJ)

336 Brilliant post, Ace. If Blowhard O'Reily had a lick of sense, he'd read it verbatim in prime time, even at his own expense.

If I recall correctly, the two lowest SAT scores for College Majors, are for Journalism and Education schools.

'Bout fifteen years ago, I'd dated a lass who was finishing up her Education B.S. degree from the San Marcos State University, a bit South of Austin. It's pretty much the big E school in Texas.

The crap that they were indoctrinating her with as a teacher was immoral, amoral, unpatriotic, traitorous, insipid, incorrect and lacking in any kind of the common sense and experience of humanity in all of it's recorded history.

And then they turned her out in front of classrooms full of kidlets to poison their minds, from the same well.

I'm sure J school is just as evil, if not more so.

Don't know if I'm in the LIB camp, but I'd be willing to have a helluva bonfire at certain institutions of higher indoctrination.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (McRlu)

337 "Wait...so you're saying it's not "Truth"?"


I was listening to Rush yesterday talk about Rubio's appearance on Charlie Rose and how incredulous, flabbergasted, and, bewildered Rose was that anyone would question Hillary's version of the Benghazi story. As Rush said, it was as he'd never thought of it or heard it anywhere before.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (LA7Cm)

338 Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:19 PM (2x3L+)


I suspect barnacles of Baby Boomers staffing the upper echelons of the RNC. Graying folks who don't understand things like social media.


Does Jeb even have a Twitter account? I've never seen it. The only one who gets that part of it is Trump.


Sure I think a lot of it is dumb, but more and more people get all their shit from it every year. It's an outlet and it's stupid not to understand it and use it.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 03:23 PM (4ErVI)

339 Who cares if it's fake? As long as it's accurate.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:23 PM (E5UB0)

340 @Planeman ..." Other conservatives could hold this field (teaching) up as an honorable profession for people, and we could bring more like-minded folks into the arena. We could fight back against the indoctrination we see too often, and push back against the left-wing takeover of our country's public schools and colleges. "

The education system is too far gone and totally overrun by the left. Kinda think it would just be easier to just rightfully discredit it into oblivion and transition to charter schools for primary school and defund universities and move to MOOC.

I'm doing my part by having saved for my grandchildren private/charter schools.

Posted by: Doesky2 at October 30, 2015 03:23 PM (EXCVJ)

341 Only way to clean the holodeck?
Brimstone.


Can't use that. The smell makes the Andorians horny and then we have to start all over.

Posted by: Ensign Redshirt at October 30, 2015 03:23 PM (4WhSY)

342 Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (fFIVI)

Surprising they didn't arrest the husband.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 30, 2015 03:24 PM (kpqmD)

343 68 J School is a university's day care center.

No. It's kindergarten. Jill Biden went to the day care center.

Grrr. Grrr. Grrr. "Doctor," my ass.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:24 PM (Xd2w5)

344 Well said, ace!

Posted by: CanaDave at October 30, 2015 03:24 PM (hZmU4)

345 50 SpecOps advisers? That's it?

That's Barry for ya. When the guy makes a decision, he makes a decision.

Posted by: dissent555 at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (VFhMt)

346 And wasn't it so telling that Kasich's attitude was basically "hey man CNBC did a terrific job".

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (0LHZx)

347 "*ponders antelope ranching *

That's gotta be a thing, right?"


Not exactly. If you have a ranch where antelope range then you'll have some antelope. If you don't, you're probably not.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (LA7Cm)

348 327 She's never seen any James Bond movie. So I'm going for a good balance and a slice of different Bond actors.

Best Connery: From Russia with Love
Best (and only) Lazenby: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Best Moore: Spy Who Loved Me
Best Dalton: License to Kill
Best: Brosnan: Who the Fuck Cares? Those all sucked
Best Craig: Casino Royale
Most quintessential Bond movie: Goldfinger or Thunderball

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (Ypc8j)

349 The reason Reince Preibus got the DNC chair is he was Wisconsin state chair that managed to get Scott Walker elected and a majority Republican State house and Senate, in a progressive state. He did it by bringing establishment Republicans and Tea Party activists together. I'm not sure if that was the cycle Sen. Ron Johnson (Tea Party at the time) came in on or maybe he came later. Anyway, when RNC HQ looked at his track record here they saw someone who might be able to replicate that on the national level. And then Mitt happened.......

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (dFi94)

350 Move it along. Nothing....to....see....here.

Posted by: Your Betters at the MSM at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (YFFpo)


They'll report it right after they report the hundreds of students of all races who walked out in protest of that resource officer being fired.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (fWAjv)

351 If I recall correctly, the two lowest SAT scores for College Majors, are for Journalism and Education schools.



You left out my X wife's major, Art History.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (jJRIy)

352 Ace has a pen and he'll use it!

Posted by: Meremortal at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (3myMJ)

353 Teaching calculus to 300 students.

BTW, I should note that not only do I not get paid 300 students' worth of tuition, but also my department only gets 70% of the tuition that goes to the college. Other departments get more than 100%.

Grrr. Grrr.

Posted by: AmishDude


I still have no idea what f of x is supposed to mean... You don't happen to have a insane, non-specific South American accent, do you?

Posted by: guy holding the red sash at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (JmGFJ)

354 *ponders antelope ranching *

That's gotta be a thing, right?


I'm sure. But it's tricky to keep your blimps tethered.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (JtwS4)

355 Bravo Ace Bravo


I notice Rinsed Penis said the la raza debate in houston us "suspended", not cancelled. Let's not count our pollos before they've hatched

Posted by: ThunderB, Sharia Compliance Officer at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (gp6xy)

356 >>>> The girl and I are going to marathon James Bond this weekend. I'm thinking Goldfinger, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale. Anyone have any other suggestions? Would you like to heap scorn on my choice?
Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM
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Quantum of Solace. Ace hated Skyfall because he is a movie pedant. I liked it.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (2x3L+)

357 The moral of the story is that if you are going to confess to your wife, it's best to do in a phone call, a long distance phone call.



Text her.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (xujhj)

358 F*cking scum.


http://tinyurl.com/ncr438s

Elderly woman fatally shot but not before she wounds one of her three attackers



Hope that POS suffers the rest of his life.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (fWAjv)

359 only gets 70% of the tuition that goes to the college. Other departments get more than 100%.


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Maybe you need a better lawyer.
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I am not a mathematician. I do arithmetic pretty well.
70% + more than 100% = [let's call it 'x']
Be definition, which is how mathematics works, there is only 100% of anything.
If nothing else, you need more colors in your pie chart slide.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (xq1UY)

360 How on earth did people whose skill-set used to consist chiefly of shorthand notation and fucking typing elevate themselves into "experts" on politics, history, economics, and foreign policy?



And it's even worse when the pontificate on science, about which they typically know absolutely nothing whatsoever. This is why when Algore stated that the temperature of the earth's core was "millions of degrees" - no one laughed.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (oKE6c)

361 Yeah I think you could more effectively apportion the enterprise such that jeb and kasich aren't in engineering, which is in fact quite important.

Holodeck spooge wiper.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (evdj2)

362 Breitbart says:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YthG-MeKcbQ

Posted by: Socratease at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (FqHs5)

363 BTW, I should note that not only do I not get paid 300 students' worth of tuition, but also my department only gets 70% of the tuition that goes to the college. Other departments get more than 100%.

Grrr. Grrr.
Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (Xd2w5)

_______

Lemme guess what the "other departments" are....

Black Studies
WomYns Studies
Gender Studies

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (0LHZx)

364 Lawyers are generally acknowledged as a smart class, as a profession. Not as smart as doctors, but smart.

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Well, duh. We have no problem the concept of an untrue fact. Let Schroedinger's cat try that on for size.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 03:28 PM (fFIVI)

365 Ace is sugar-coating things again.

Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 03:28 PM (1Rgee)

366 Most quintessential Bond movie: Goldfinger or Thunderball

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (Ypc8j)

Watched Gold Finger the other night, God Pussy Galore was hot.


She just turned 89! http://tinyurl.com/pcfg8tw

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:28 PM (jJRIy)

367 I'm doing my part by having saved for my grandchildren private/charter schools.

Posted by: Doesky2 at October 30, 2015 03:23 PM (EXCVJ)
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Yeah, about that...... Surprisingly, parents get a say as to where our grandchildren go to school (dagnabbit). So YOU might think they should be in private school, and your kid might think they should be in private school, but if parent #2 isn't on board - guess what. Yeah. Welcome to my world.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:28 PM (dFi94)

368 we wouldn't want the Andrew WK glee club to get their knickers ajar...
Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at October 30, 2015 03:20 PM (g8Hfr)


The arguments Ace uses for journalists, I use for lawyers. Look, lawyers as a class aren't as completely useless towards their profession as journalists are.

And there are great journalists although in the Big Media, I can only name Tapper and Knoller. And both of them are left-leaning but at least honest and not imbued with an overinflated sense of self-worth.

But there is no reason whatsoever that 1/3rd of the House, 1/2 of the Senate, most cabinet department leaders and a whole branch of government has to belong to lawyers.

What really sticks in my craw is SCOTUS "interpreting" the Constitution. It's not long, it's not complicated and it's in English. If you need a law degree to "interpret" it, you're not reading what it says.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:29 PM (Xd2w5)

369 Grammie - were you offering to pay for private school?

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:29 PM (gmeXX)

370 Bravo Ace. Nailed it!

Posted by: THE big old fat guy at October 30, 2015 03:30 PM (uFW3M)

371 The moral of the story is that if you are going to confess to your wife, it's best to do in a phone call, a long distance phone call.

So take a letter, Maria ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at October 30, 2015 03:30 PM (evdj2)

372 I am not a mathematician. I do arithmetic pretty well.
70% + more than 100% = [let's call it 'x']
Be definition, which is how mathematics works, there is only 100% of anything.
If nothing else, you need more colors in your pie chart slide.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:27 PM (xq1UY)


I believe he meant that some departments receive subvention from the university in excess of the tuition paid by the students, so yes, it is possible for a department to receive more than 100% of the tuition paid by the students it teaches.
Where does that money come from, you ask? From overheads on grants to STEM departments, to our eternal fury.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:30 PM (oKE6c)

373 Thanks Sean. Idk if I've seen Thunderball, actually. As a child of the 90s Brosnan was "my" Bond so I actually like him, though not all of his cheeseball flicks - Die Another Day, yikes. I read a bunch of listicles of "best Bonds" and your list looks trustworthy.

You've got me thinking Thunderball instead of Gooold FINGAHHHHHH. Apparently License to Kill is one of those dark 70s mafia-revenge movies, and is quite good, just not in a Bond-y way? Since I've got your attention can you boil it down to 3?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 03:30 PM (xuouz)

374 Be definition, which is how mathematics works, there is only 100% of anything.



Unless you are taking more from somewheres else

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 03:31 PM (xujhj)

375 Every time there's a story about increasing or decreasing taxes, the story goes like this

"On the ballot is a measure to increase taxes by a penny" or "evil Republican plan would give millionaires tax breaks into the tens of thousands while the middle class gets barely a few hundreds".

Yeah you fucking morons, that's because those evil millionaires pay hundreds of thousands in taxes already, so yeah a small % of a big number is bigger than a small % of a small number. But that's too much to understand for a journo major I guess.

Same with the "penny increase in sales tax". First off it's not a fucking penny, it's 1%. And if the tax rate is 5%, then an additional 1% is really a 20% increase. Not exactly the same as a "penny" is it?

Posted by: Monsieur Mew Mew at October 30, 2015 03:31 PM (0LHZx)

376 Maybe you need a better lawyer.
Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:21 PM (gmeXX)


Anybody want to take my claim that, since nobody's done it, I hold the copyright and trademark for all of mathematics.

Because we don't get intellectual property protection.

Then again, why not just eliminate intellectual property protection altogether?

After all, my people have been giving it away for free for 5000 years, why can't everyone else?

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:31 PM (Xd2w5)

377 Ace hated Skyfall because he is a movie pedant. I liked it.


Ahem. Continuity of character.

When Vesper is deducing his provenance on the train in Casino she notes that he wears his suit jacket with a certain disdain. Most likely someone else paid for his schooling and he has a chip on his shoulder. He's a probable orphan, but raised among dons.

Now, 30 years later he wanders back to Scotland where it turns out he has a family manse and his own personal Hagrid who's presumably been paid to tend it the whole time?

Balderdash.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (JtwS4)

378 374 Be definition, which is how mathematics works, there is only 100% of anything.



Unless you are taking more from somewheres else
Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 03:31 PM (xujhj)

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I like that idea.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (0LHZx)

379 Jeez, Ace, you are turning me on! Marry Me!

Posted by: ALH at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (JrKKc)

380 The moral of the story is that if you are going to confess to your wife, it's best to do in a phone call, a long distance phone call.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (fFIVI)


Nope... moral of the story??? Don't marry cray cray...

She sounds like a whack job... biting a Cop???

No wonder the guy was looking elsewhere... I would be too....

Posted by: BB Wolf at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (qh617)

381 But there is no reason whatsoever that 1/3rd of the House, 1/2 of the Senate, most cabinet department leaders and a whole branch of government has to belong to lawyers.

What really sticks in my craw is SCOTUS "interpreting" the Constitution. It's not long, it's not complicated and it's in English. If you need a law degree to "interpret" it, you're not reading what it says.

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Those are fair points, but lawyers do have a role. I think it is more of a function that people who want to get in government get law degrees because that will "help" them in government. In their case it is merely a credential.

But the country would be much better off if there were more engineers, businessmen, doctors, etc. as representatives.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (gmeXX)

382


Beautiful post.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (qCMvj)

383 "They are Enemy, they are the weird priests of strange gods, and they're not even American -- they define themselves as transnational cosmopolitan progressives who are too swank for any nationality."

And this too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Dept Low Hanging Fruit at October 30, 2015 03:33 PM (k8tEg)

384 382


Beautiful post.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM (qCMvj)

Yes, Indeedy.

Posted by: ALH at October 30, 2015 03:33 PM (JrKKc)

385 Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:25 PM (gmeXX)
Actually it is tbe AMA that is the driver behind most leftist changes in health-care. They represent a tiny fraction of physicians, who fvcked up royally by ceding their political.power to the AMA.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 30, 2015 02:35 PM (7G/wk)
_________

Who ran/runs the AMA? Gee, a Chicago-based non-profit. Answer: Val Jarrett.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 30, 2015 03:34 PM (MIKMs)

386
16 FuckinA Ace.
44 Poetry, Ace.
230 Ace: Word.
233 GREAT POST ACE!
299 {thunderous applause}
...........................

The science is settled.

Posted by: wth at October 30, 2015 03:34 PM (wAQA5)

387 Grammie - were you offering to pay for private school?

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:29 PM (gmeXX)
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We've always said we would pay X amount toward Christian school for all three. They wouldn't even need our money - they both earn a very good living. But, son in law says public school was good enough for him, so it's good enough for his kids. I don't think he has a clue that this isn't 1987 anymore.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:34 PM (dFi94)

388 Yeah, about that...... Surprisingly, parents get a
say as to where our grandchildren go to school (dagnabbit). So YOU might
think they should be in private school, and your kid might think they
should be in private school, but if parent #2 isn't on board - guess
what. Yeah. Welcome to my world.



Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:28 PM (dFi94)

Tuition paid by a grand parent is not gift taxable and does not count towards your max give away.

I had a scum bag father in law worth millions who never once offered to pay any of his grandchildren tuition. NOT ONCE.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:34 PM (jJRIy)

389 "Cruz took time to not answer a substantive question but to attack the media for previously non-substantive questiion."

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 02:11 PM (gmeXX)

Bullshit. That was not a "substantive question". It was several begged assertions ("averted a crisis") with a "have you stopped beating your wife" endpoint.

Yeah, if you have two brain cells and stripped away all the verbiage, there was actually a question in there, but the mode of posing the question was insulting and the phraseology made it almost impossible to answer "substantively".

Which is why Cruz punted, justifiably.


Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 03:35 PM (1Rgee)

390 I'm sure. But it's tricky to keep your blimps tethered.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (JtwS4)


IT'S AN AEROSTAT!

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD at October 30, 2015 03:35 PM (mf5HN)

391 374 Be definition, which is how mathematics works, there is only 100% of anything.
Unless you are taking more from somewheres else
Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 03:31 PM (xujhj)



The problem arises because laymen think that universities operate entirely off of student tuition, not realizing that a lot of a university's operating budget comes from overheads on Federal and industrial research grants.


So in principle it's entirely possible for a department to receive a sum that amounts to more than 100% of the tuition student paid.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:36 PM (oKE6c)

392 >>>> Balderdash.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:32 PM
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Don't make me fight you on this one, Bandersnatch. I actually like you. We were both on the Blimp side not Aerostat side together.

Sure, there were giant plot holes that required leaps of the imagination, but I still liked it. I think Daniel Craig is up there as one the best Bonds.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:36 PM (2x3L+)

393 Totally fn awesome!

Posted by: Dread0 at October 30, 2015 03:37 PM (yolWm)

394 And I think this is a lot of the media. In a way, the internet has only encouraged it since it is now very easy to find a few million blind for the one eyed man to rule over.Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 30, 2015 02:16 PM (LWu6U)

Really? Where the fuck is my kingdom?

At any rate, reporting for duty!

Posted by: OneEyedJack, looking for minions to rule at October 30, 2015 03:37 PM (kKHcp)

395 373
-Casino Royale
-From Russia With Love
-The Spy Who Loved Me

I'd say probably at least a dozen of them are worth watching which is a pretty good watchability rate.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:37 PM (Ypc8j)

396 >> Best Connery: From Russia with Love
>> Best (and only) Lazenby: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
>> Best Moore: Spy Who Loved Me
>> Best Dalton: License to Kill
>> Best: Brosnan: Who the Fuck Cares? Those all sucked
>> Best Craig: Casino Royale
>> Most quintessential Bond movie: Goldfinger or Thunderball

Could never get into Lazenby, yeah I know he's supposed the be the most 'correct' Bond.

Best Moore: Live and Let Die. Not fond of most of the rest.

Brosnan wasn't that bad.

You also forgot the Charles Feldman 'Casino Royale', which is kinda like a two-hour episode of Monty Python with better drugs, and 'Never Say Never Again' which is probably #3 on my top Bond film list.

So I say do 'Thunderball', the first 'Casino Royale', 'You Only Live Twice' if you have time, 'Live and Let Die', 'License to Kill', the Craig 'Casino Royale', and wrap up with 'Never Say Never Again'.

Posted by: JEM at October 30, 2015 03:38 PM (o+SC1)

397 "Don't make me fight you on this one, Bandersnatch. I actually like you. We were both on the Blimp side not Aerostat side together. "



Man, that day over Macho Grande will just never go away.

Posted by: Ted Stryker at October 30, 2015 03:39 PM (LA7Cm)

398 I mean yeah, once that guitar solo kicks in you're off. Thanks man!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 03:39 PM (xuouz)

399  If, and only if, most or all Republicans would treat every question thrown at them by leftist "reporters" as Christie did with the CNBC interrogator (I'll paraphrase: "that's rude and I will not answer."), only then will this begin to recede. They must be robbed of any coverage other that strong pushback to their rude partisanship. Posted by: the littl shyning man


The actual quote (I've read nearly the entire transcript) was, 'That's rude, even by Jersey standards...'

Which made me laugh. Now no offense to morons in NY, but your brethern hold the gold standard for rude. Jersey folks, with the exception possibly of clammers, fresh off the water, and waiting at the bar for that first beer, don't even rate an honorable mention for rude.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 30, 2015 03:40 PM (7v/r5)

400 "Think of the MSM as a small Scandinavian village, so far untouched by
"diversity." Since everybody knows each other, and follows the same
rules, life is calm and good."

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Not if the Skandi village contains both Swedes and Norwegians. Then there will be hell to pay.

Posted by: grammie winger, uff da at October 30, 2015 03:41 PM (dFi94)

401 Oh, so maybe I should explain, so that you know where your kids' tuition money goes.

The university figures out a formula as to how much money a department "earns". So if you teach a course, a certain amount of the tuition money gets assigned to your department (central administration takes off the top) but that money gets sent to the college.

Also, if you get a grant, a portion of the overhead (the "kickback" scam that makes all universities salivate over grants) goes to the college.

And then the college takes all that money and distributes it to the departments, irrespective of what they've earned. Note: this does not include money that comes from the state.

So here are the stats for net revenue for 2013:
Math: +$3.6MM
English: +$2.6MM
Sociology: +$1.6MM
Philosophy: +$1.6MM
...
Chemistry: -$0.7MM
Bio Dept 1: -$0.7MM
Bio Dept 2: -$0.8MM
Bio Dept 3: -$1.1MM
Statistics: -$1.3MM
Physics: -$1.4MM
Comp Sci: -$1.6MM

In some departments, they're paying $6 to get $1 back in grants.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:41 PM (Xd2w5)

402 Ace is channeling Andrew Breitbart.
Posted by: phxjay at October 30, 2015 03:03 PM (mohgV)


this was the exact quote that came to mind after finishing this post

you beat me to it
word for word

Thanks, Ace.

I might add, this probably freaked out the GOPe just as much - did you hear Jeb! attack the media? Kasich? Kasich was all in agree's with the morons.

This showed the conservatives fighting the GOPe, right there on stage, just as much as the MSM. It's about time the "tea party" conservatives banded together. Trump - don't know what the heck he is, but he has enough money to play tea party or independent at this point.

So, two got hit on debate night, the MSM and the GOPe. Two walls were unveiled on stage.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2015 03:41 PM (qCMvj)

403 Anybody want to take my claim that, since nobody's done it, I hold the copyright and trademark for all of mathematics.



Because we don't get intellectual property protection.



You can't protect ideas - not protectable subject matter. And if it were protectable, if you don't apply to the Patent and Trademark Office, you don't get either a trademark or a patent. And, in the latter case, even if you got a patent, it would expire 20 years later, with it in the public domain for the remaining 4980 years.


Me, I'm trying to figure out how to patent oxygen. Or fapping.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (oKE6c)

404 The only thing that stopped W R Hearst's yellow journalism was the actual assassination of McKinley coincident to an editorial calling for McKinley's death. And then his own regret.


Should something along those lines - heaven forbid it - happen today, how many of the MSM hacks would have the intellectual heft [forget insight or ethics!] to even understand they'd played a part?

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (3ZtZW)

405 I think Daniel Craig is up there as one the best Bonds.
Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:36 PM (2x3L+)


I will heretically call him the best Bond.

The second two movies weren't any good, though, making the Craig "Casino Royale" the appropriate starting point.


Also I just promised someone I wouldn't make tethered blimp jokes and I kind of regret doing that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (JtwS4)

406 People used to think that Beachboy Brian Wilson had a good PR department.
Some used to think that the tobacco industry had quite a PR department.
Ladies and gentlemen, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin has the greatest PR in history.

Nobody but Bruce Dern has been up in one of their boats in 75 years.
And today, there is being "floated" (SWIDT) a new concept for a huge, passenger-bearing gas bag.

On the day after the AEROSTAT! breaks loose and takes down the entire power grid of Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Cicero's Defense of The Orphan wasn't any better than this.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (xq1UY)

407 Best: Brosnan: Who the Fuck Cares? Those all sucked
Best Craig: Casino Royale
Most quintessential Bond movie: Goldfinger or Thunderball
Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (Ypc8j)

A chase scene with a T-80? In the middle of a city? That did not sucked. And Sean Bean dies in that one. Where else would you get to see that?

Wait......never mind.

Posted by: Blue Hen at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (326rv)

408 I'm sure. But it's tricky to keep your blimps tethered.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016

IT'S AN AEROSTAT!

Posted by: alexthechick - Oh please intervene SMOD


/ears perk up

Posted by: Hall Cheetah at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (9krrF)

409
I'm sure. But it's tricky to keep your blimps tethered.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (JtwS4)
......................

It's a science.

Posted by: Denise Milani at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (wAQA5)

410 >>>Quantum of Solace. Ace hated Skyfall because he is a movie pedant. I liked it.
Posted by: L, Elle

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Kind of ruined it for me when the gay screenwriter put in a gay villain stroking Bond's thighs and Bond is like "What makes you think this is my first time?"

I wouldn't have minded if it was at all relevant to the story. It was just some propaganda crap the screenwriter threw in. Very annoying.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (E5UB0)

411 Those are fair points, but lawyers do have a role.

They also have a conflict of interest.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (Xd2w5)

412 A thoroughly excellent rant. 100 percent dead-on.

- Zombie Andrew Brietbart and banned Diogenes Lamp

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (szPB3)

413 if you don't apply to the Patent and Trademark Office, you don't get either a trademark or a patent.

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Not true on trademarks. Trademarks are like copyrights in that they arise automatically. Registration just confers certain rights as a trademark owner, but you can have a trademark without seeking registration.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (gmeXX)

414 I want to see a 007 flick in which James Bond transitions to Jane Bond.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (E5UB0)

415 If the topic was economics there was no need to make it more complicated than having Thomas Sowell asking a question to each candidate and then ask them one followup to their answer. Just keep going around the circle.

Also time to get down to 5 or 6 max ASAP.

Posted by: Doesky2 at October 30, 2015 03:44 PM (EXCVJ)

416 The science is settled.
Posted by: wth at October 30, 2015 03:34 PM (wAQA5)


I'll drink to that!

TGIF cheers!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 30, 2015 03:44 PM (qCMvj)

417 >>Who the fuck are these people, and what qualifies them to tell anyone anything apart from the fact that television make-up successfully sticks to their not-attractive-enough-for-Hollywod faces?


Bingo!!


You need a reminder of just how dumb our oh-so arrogant media folks are, read this:

http://freebeacon.com/politics/hugh-hewitt-makes-huffpo-reporter-look-like-an-idiot/

Regardless of what you think of Hewitt, he can filet a journalist, exposing his ignorance for all to see, so fast they don't know what's hit them.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 03:44 PM (NOIQH)

418 Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:41 PM (Xd2w5)


Well done.


You should also tell him the overhead rate on grants, which in most universities is at least 70%.


So if you get a grant for $1 million, the university takes $700,000 right off the top, leaving you on day one of the grant period with $300,000 to use to actually do the research.


Again, a fact little-known outside of universities.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:45 PM (oKE6c)

419 I want to see a 007 flick in which James Bond transitions to Jane Bond.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (E5UB0)

Bond girl on bond girl? Could be pretty good.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:45 PM (gmeXX)

420 Not true on trademarks. Trademarks are like
copyrights in that they arise automatically. Registration just confers
certain rights as a trademark owner, but you can have a trademark
without seeking registration.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (gmeXX)

Is that true? I didn't know that.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:46 PM (oKE6c)

421
Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at October 30, 2015 03:46 PM (W6iIX)

422 Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 03:44 PM (NOIQH)


Never heard of Alger Hiss.


Good lord.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 03:46 PM (4ErVI)

423 414 You can see Roger Moore transition into a skeleton in the span of 7 films.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:46 PM (Ypc8j)

424 I want to see a 007 flick in which James Bond transitions to Jane Bond.
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (E5UB0) \

Cue 'PPK' joke here.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 03:46 PM (326rv)

425 Why does my fvcking neighbor's maid always let their dogs out when she leaves? So they can bark for two hours before they get home?



Getting old.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:47 PM (jJRIy)

426
333 If anyone deserves amnesty, it's D-Lamp. He deserves Peruvian citizenship and the platinum membership. Ace sounds like him in this post.
Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:22 PM (2x3L+)



Why don't you just take up his cause instead. Demanding that others go out and assaulting journalists.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 30, 2015 03:47 PM (z/Ubi)

427 >> Best Dalton: License to Kill
>> Best: Brosnan: Who the Fuck Cares? Those all sucked

The Brosnan ones weren't bad because of him, they were just plain bad stories.

Timothy Dalton was very underrated IMO. I liked both of those movies.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at October 30, 2015 03:47 PM (JxMoP)

428
So it's safe to say that Al Sharpton really is a fucking idiot.

Posted by: YIKES! at October 30, 2015 03:48 PM (yfObW)

429 For those thinking of private schools as antidotes to public school teacher unions, the left has pretty much taken them over, too...

Posted by: Slash Buzz at October 30, 2015 03:49 PM (dYcpY)

430 But it's tricky to keep your blimps tethered.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:26 PM (JtwS4)



IT'S AN AEROSTAT!


There's probably a tie-in joke re: earlier lily there somewhere.
Not under the 3 hours worth of leaves I just raked however.

Posted by: DaveA at October 30, 2015 03:49 PM (DL2i+)

431 JEM, the parody Casino Royale was a hot mess for sure, but, one of the many Jameses Bond in it was David Niven. Niven attended Sandhurst, and was a Commando officer in WWII. Ergo, best Bond ever. Also, lived the life.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 03:49 PM (xq1UY)

432 Posts like this is why I have a total man-crush on Ace.

#nohomo

Posted by: Stinky Pinky at October 30, 2015 03:49 PM (5fSr7)

433 No hold back, Ace, tell us how you really feel

Posted by: kimoloka at October 30, 2015 03:49 PM (Ra8VF)

434 You should also tell him the overhead rate on grants, which in most universities is at least 70%.

At ours it's "50%" which means a third goes to the University/College. I.e. a $300,000 grant means $100,000 goes to the University. Probably 70% is computed that way too. That is 70/170 goes to the U.

My profession is so underfunded, nearly all of us would rejoice at the end of the NSF. (Well, there are some stupid ones who don't realize how badly they're getting screwed.)

And I don't want money we didn't earn. Math doesn't make grant money because we can't figure out a way to lie about curing cancer or global warming. (There are some mathematicians who try to get on that gravy train, not me.)

I just think a student's tuition money should go for courses he's taking. Not to go to departments who can't get enough grant money and whose areas the students might despise.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:49 PM (Xd2w5)

435 Oh, and the top 4 Bond movies:

1. Goldfinger
2. Thunderball
3. From Russia with Love
4. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

YMMV

Posted by: Slash Buzz at October 30, 2015 03:50 PM (dYcpY)

436 Why don't you just take up his cause instead. Demanding that others go out and assaulting journalists.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 30, 2015 03:47 PM (z/Ubi)

Good advice from a dead guy.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:50 PM (jJRIy)

437 >>Should something along those lines - heaven forbid it - happen today, how many of the MSM hacks would have the intellectual heft [forget insight or ethics!] to even understand they'd played a part?


Oh, I dunno - they seem pretty determined to take-out GOP candidates. What else would you call what they did to Palin? Best description I've seen is a "wilding." They even richly rewarded Katie Couric and that SNL Palin impersonator with media awards for making the biggest hits.

I think they would secretly LOVE to be the reason some one literally took out a candidate like Trump (such as assisting that escaped kingpin fulfill hit contract on Trump).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 03:50 PM (NOIQH)

438 >>> Also I just promised someone I wouldn't make tethered blimp jokes and I kind of regret doing that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 03:42 PM (JtwS4)
---------
Well, What did you go and do that for???

You know, the Bond character has changed and evolved over the years. I liked the Roger Moore version but he was smug and slightly annnoying. The Craig version has the intensity that is fitting to the role he is playing. He has measured control of his anger which is just right.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:50 PM (2x3L+)

439 For those thinking of private schools as antidotes to public school teacher unions, the left has pretty much taken them over, too...

There is a difference. (a) When you complain to them, they listen. (b) They not only want the student paying tuition, they want donations.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 03:51 PM (Xd2w5)

440 431 Whats funny is that Ian Fleming had David Niven in mind when he pictured James Bond in his books.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:51 PM (Ypc8j)

441 Damn! This is why AOSHQ is the only political website I read any more. The only one.
Well done, Ace.

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at October 30, 2015 03:52 PM (yGCh6)

442 Dr. No -- with an absoluty In her prime Ursula Andress stepping naked out of the decontamination shower (I know that frame has to exist, but ruined my cd player trying to stop it at just the right split second) was the quintessential Bond. Of this there can be no argument.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 30, 2015 03:52 PM (7v/r5)

443 Connery was my favorite until seeing Casino Royale with Craig. I didn't much like Skyfall, but the first two were YES.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 03:52 PM (NOIQH)

444
Now lets not be to hasty in criticizing the media.

Posted by: RNC at October 30, 2015 03:52 PM (yfObW)

445 Patient rights my lily white ass.

New topic, then?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 30, 2015 03:53 PM (oVJmc)

446 You know, the Bond character has changed and evolved over the years. I liked the Roger Moore version but he was smug and slightly annnoying. The Craig version has the intensity that is fitting to the role he is playing. He has measured control of his anger which is just right.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:50 PM (2x3L+)


Moore is my favorite Bond but they always goofed it up a bit, especially in the later ones, and that's probably not that great. A cool drinking game is to watch A View to a Kill and drink every time Tanya Roberts screams "James!"

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 03:53 PM (4ErVI)

447 Don't stop, Ace...keep it up and never stop.

The Frankfurt School
The Communist Agenda in the US (1963)
LBJ
Cloward and Piven
Saul Alinsky
The Community Reinvestment Act
Motor Voter Act
Media Matters
George Soros
The Affordable Care Act

...need I go on?

It's just like a nightmare only we never wake up.


Posted by: GBruno at October 30, 2015 03:53 PM (u49WF)

448 There is a difference. (a) When you complain to them, they listen. (b)
They not only want the student paying tuition, they want donations.

They usually aren't unionized either.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 30, 2015 03:53 PM (YFFpo)

449 Pretty damned good post, Ace.

Pretty damned good post.

As Breitbart was fond of saying, "Politics is downstream of culture".

Posted by: Tex Lovera at October 30, 2015 03:53 PM (wtvvX)

450 Whats funny is that Ian Fleming had David Niven in mind when he pictured James Bond in his books.

-
David Niven was in the first (joke) Casino Royale.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 03:54 PM (fFIVI)

451 Anyone else getting bombarded by acorns? This must be one of those years they are everywhere.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:54 PM (jJRIy)

452 @Grammie Winger " So YOU might think they should be in private school, and your kid might think they should be in private school, but if parent #2 isn't on board - guess what. Yeah. Welcome to my world."

You mean I'm not gonna get a veto vote on who my kid marries?

Posted by: Doesky2 at October 30, 2015 03:54 PM (EXCVJ)

453 Buzzion, okay, fair point. I didn't mean my post that way. I just mean give him a second chance. Maybe he is reformed?
I understand why he got banned. Rightly so.

Just give him a second chance. Others have been given that. Moo is still here.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:55 PM (2x3L+)

454 Whats funny is that Ian Fleming had David Niven in mind when he pictured James Bond in his books.
Posted by: Naes

I still wish that Patrick McGoohan had agreed to play Bond.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 03:56 PM (326rv)

455


I still wish that Patrick McGoohan had agreed to play Bond.


006?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 30, 2015 03:56 PM (oVJmc)

456 Kiss of death. David Brooks thinks Marco is going to be the nominee.



He does also say Boosh is toast. Warning NY Slime link.




http://tinyurl.com/qckhn34

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:57 PM (jJRIy)

457 And Roger Moore was far and away the worst Bond.

Live and let Die, complete with Wings and a shit load of Chevrolet Impalas.

But the villians in that era were cool.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 03:57 PM (326rv)

458 Thank you for speaking truth to power, and publicly writing what I've been privately telling others the entirety of my career.

Posted by: Brian Williams at October 30, 2015 03:58 PM (6gR7l)

459 David Niven was in the first (joke) Casino Royale.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 03:54 PM (fFIVI)

Woody Allens crazy 60's flick. Funny as shit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 03:58 PM (jJRIy)

460 Whats funny is that Ian Fleming had David Niven in mind when he pictured James Bond in his books.

-
David Niven was in the first (joke) Casino Royale.
Posted by: The Great White Snark
--------------------------------------------
Odd, he always seemed a bit too awkward and gawky to be a proper Bond. Bond must be suave, and Niven wasn't quite that.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:58 PM (E5UB0)

461 Heresy, but Sean Connery I didn't like so much as Bond.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (2x3L+)

462 As Breitbart was fond of saying, "Politics is downstream of culture".



Time to pee on the culture then.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (xujhj)

463 I still wish that Patrick McGoohan had agreed to play Bond.

006?
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel

Yupper. I heard that e was offered the role and turned it down. And he had strict rules for the Danger man series he starred in:

No love scenes
No gunplay until after his character tried using his wits first.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (326rv)

464 Just in case

I'll say this three times because it's important:

Cultural Power is Political Power.

Cultural Power is Political Power.

Cultural Power is Political Power.


People always seem to forget this. And too many on the right cry "there oughta be a law" to fix problems that only changing culture will.

Roger Moore was far and away the worst Bond.

I disagree. He did great as Bond, he just was saddled with godawful writing. For Your Eyes Only and even Octopussy was pretty good though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (39g3+)

465 For the CNBC employees who boarded a charter plane right after Wednesday's bruising GOP debate, the redeye flight was physically smooth but emotionally turbulent.

People were exhausted, but also rattled and worried.

'We were shell-shocked,' one source said.
-------------

Wish we could send them ace's rant to assuage their hurt feelings.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (fWAjv)

466 Really great post!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (Lqy/e)

467 Now I've got that stupid Casino Royale theme stuck in my head.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (E5UB0)

468 "At the end of the day," I'd like to see Casino Royale, the first Bond novel, re-made in the BBC TV for Americans style, like they did Poirot and Holmes. A period piece. Set it in 1954, make the grandeur much more modest, as it was post-war, put Bond in his used (rebuilt from a crash) Bentley, a car he could afford, and tell the grim gray story just as it was written. It's entirely different from the films, all of them. The films are fantasies; the novels were about the cold war -- and Fleming's fantasies of what he might have been in The War, if he were David effin Niven.

James Bond, when first seeing some Bulgarians do a car-bombing, puked from shock and fear. As would most of us.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 04:00 PM (xq1UY)

469 A funny Bond-like parody is "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" where Jean Dujardin plays a Cluseau-like Bond spy sent to Egypt.
Very un-PC mocking of the locals. Worth the subtitles (French movie).

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 04:01 PM (NOIQH)

470 Best Dalton: License to Kill
>> Best: Brosnan: Who the Fuck Cares? Those all sucked

The Brosnan ones weren't bad because of him, they were just plain bad stories.

Timothy Dalton was very underrated IMO. I liked both of those movies.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater


Hi, I'm Denise Richards. I play an nuclear physicist. My hobbies include civic theater, rock polishing, and blowing producers for fun.

Posted by: D. Richards at October 30, 2015 04:01 PM (JmGFJ)

471 Ace, this has got to be the "rant of the year!" Bravo, good man, bravo.

One day they will say of you -

"He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium ..."

Posted by: Zontoro at October 30, 2015 04:02 PM (HsibK)

472 OK housekeeping question. When I use the go to bottom of thread link, my computer seems to keep the old link and so when I want to check for a new post I have to close four or five past posts.


I am on fire fox anyone else have this problem?


Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:02 PM (jJRIy)

473 I disagree. He did great as Bond, he just was saddled with godawful writing. For Your Eyes Only and even Octopussy was pretty good though.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (39g3+)


Helped immeasurably by Louis Jourdan as the villain.


I once stumbled over a Columbo tv movie that had Jourdan as the murderer. The interplay between him and Falk was spellbinding.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:02 PM (4ErVI)

474 420 Not true on trademarks. Trademarks are like
copyrights in that they arise automatically. Registration just confers
certain rights as a trademark owner, but you can have a trademark
without seeking registration.

Posted by: SH at October 30, 2015 03:43 PM (gmeXX)
Is that true? I didn't know that.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 30, 2015 03:46 PM (oKE6c)"

Ayup.

You can slap a trademark on most anything, unless somebody else has already trademarked it.

As to the Bond thing, Moore almost killed the brand, with his lack of hutzpah and all the really stupid stunts and poor comic relief (not his fault) they crammed into the flicks he starred in. I loved him as The Saint (I owned 2 Volvo 1800's, BTW), but as Bond, he sucked. Only one worse was PB.


Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 04:02 PM (1Rgee)

475 I think Timothy Dalton was the most like the Book James Bond, and he was great in the part. Wasn't given very good stuff to work with; the second film he was in was a lousy, long Miami Vice episode.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 04:02 PM (39g3+)

476 Roger Moore was far and away the worst Bond.

I disagree. He did great as Bond, he just was saddled with godawful writing. For Your Eyes Only and even Octopussy was pretty good though.

he smugged and smirked and delivered shit lines. And he was the least believable in the action scenes.

never Say never Again was in many ways a bad movie.

But seeing Connery do the role in the middle of the Moore era showed just how bad Moore was.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:03 PM (326rv)

477 I enjoyed Brosnan as Bond, and his first few were pretty great (even with stinkers like Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist). But the last one was so awful it ruined the whole series - other than the pre-credits sequence. That was pretty solid.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 04:03 PM (39g3+)

478 Do you expect me to talk, Mr. Gowdyfinger?

Posted by: Agent 00 Hillary at October 30, 2015 04:03 PM (E5UB0)

479 469 A funny Bond-like parody is "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" where Jean Dujardin plays a Cluseau-like Bond spy sent to Egypt.
Very un-PC mocking of the locals. Worth the subtitles (French movie).

Ahem. "In Like Flynt"

Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 04:03 PM (1Rgee)

480 >>People were exhausted, but also rattled and worried.



What's that journalist credo? Something something something and afflict the comfortable?

Yeah, how about that, comfortable CNBC moderators?

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (NOIQH)

481 The release of the new Peanuts Movie is a perfect reflection of the Democrats and the RNC. Lucy is the Democrat and the RNC is Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown for 40 years has been trusting Lucy to hold the football and for 40 years she has been pulling it out at the last second. The RNC constantly trusts the Dems. and makes deals with them only to have the 'football' pulled away at the last second. It will probably continue as long as the RNC continues, which may not be all that long.

Posted by: TimothyJ at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (IU0Sb)

482
467
Now I've got that stupid Casino Royale theme stuck in my head.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (E5UB0)

THIS!





http://tinyurl.com/nbyb6qr

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (jJRIy)

483 Please don't ban me. I was just kidding.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (E5UB0)

484 As a Modern Man, in fairness, and in observation of Rule 3 (Ace's rant starring as The Ruckus), if it weren't for journalists and their reporting of events, President Obama would often not learn of things in a timely manner, if at all.

This is in addition to his adherence to MM Rule 13, of course.

Also, without journalists, MM Rule 22 would be non-compliable.

QED, journalists are necessary for Modern Manness, and I, for one, look forward to sharing some hot cocoa with them over the upcoming Holidays.

Posted by: Modern Man at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (nSW/N)

485 >>>>People were exhausted, but also rattled and worried.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM
--------
Despite all his CYA today with the help of Kasich pretending the debate was a great success, Hardwood looked pissed as hell at the end of the debate. He couldn't even let Trump deliver his closing statement without getting the last word in and outright lying.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (2x3L+)

486 Helped immeasurably by Louis Jourdan as the villain.


I once stumbled over a Columbo tv movie that had Jourdan as the murderer. The interplay between him and Falk was spellbinding.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis

Interestingly enough, Patrick McGoohan played the heavy in two Columbo movies. I think that he even directed one.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (326rv)

487 "Corporate-friendly socialism"

I really like that.

I tried to think of something more pithy like "boardroom socialism" or "upper-class socialism" but "corporate-friendly" works quite well.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (Xd2w5)

488 @grammie...."We've always said we would pay X amount toward Christian school for all three. They wouldn't even need our money - they both earn a very good living. But, son in law says public school was good enough for him, so it's good enough for his kids. I don't think he has a clue that this isn't 1987 anymore."

Condolences on having a dip-sheet SIL. Hopefully he's not as dumb in other matters.

Posted by: Doesky2 at October 30, 2015 04:05 PM (EXCVJ)

489 1. The nature, tone, and delivery of the questions was unprofessional and biased.
2. Democrats do not receive the same treatment during debates.
Protest sustained.

Posted by: Government Asshole Office at October 30, 2015 04:05 PM (Y8P5w)

490 LOL. Geez ace, you really have to stop being so understated.

Let your rage show!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 30, 2015 04:05 PM (a31sM)

491 460 Whats funny is that Ian Fleming had David Niven in mind when he pictured James Bond in his books.

-
David Niven was in the first (joke) Casino Royale.
Posted by: The Great White Snark
--------------------------------------------
Odd, he always seemed a bit too awkward and gawky to be a proper Bond. Bond must be suave, and Niven wasn't quite that.

They should'a cast Larry Niven. Perfect fit.

Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 04:06 PM (1Rgee)

492 No new thread.



Yesterday was Rape Thursday. Do we get Fetish Friday?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 30, 2015 04:06 PM (AC0lD)

493
Honor Blackman said she didnt like being called a Bond Girl - silly since the name of her character was Pussy Galore.

I remember when OctoPussy came out. Couldnt believe they got away with the title.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:06 PM (iQIUe)

494 Yub, Yub!

Posted by: dogfish at October 30, 2015 04:06 PM (JdtjB)

495 >>But the last one was so awful it ruined the whole series


Is that the one where at one point Bond gets caught is a flood or something and ends up surfing it on a piece of scrap metal like he's freakin' Laird Hamilton? So, so bad.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 04:06 PM (NOIQH)

496 "I still wish that Patrick McGoohan had agreed to play Bond. "


Bond? Interesting.

I do know that he was pretty good at shoving poofters out of tower windows though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (LA7Cm)

497 "Mr. Sanders, Secretary Clinton has helped to cover up numerous rapes and sexual assaults by her disbarred husband -- do you think she has the moral authority to lead this nation?"

Posted by: Other Foot, Shoe at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (Y8P5w)

498 One thing the Internet has done, is that it allows people with true domain knowledge to criticize the contents of the MSM. To take one example among many, the TANG letters that Rather and Mapes were presented as genuine (and still do, in truth), were transparent forgeries that Rather and Mapes were too ignorant, or too blinded by ideology, to recognize. People who actually do know something about the TANG, and bureaucratic jargon, and 1970s-era word processing were able to point out their mistakes; and Charles Johnson, in his finest hour, made that brilliant graphic showing this in a way that even the dimmest bulb could grasp. In other words, *People who know what they're talking about could finally talk back!*

Talking back. Speaking truth to power. It's about time we finally started doing that.

In a sense, though, I'm sorry that the RNC pulled the plug on the NBC connection. The place to confront power is where the power resides. Switching the venue avoids the issue rather than meeting it head-on.

Posted by: Brown Line at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (zcbZo)

499 Uplifting story (I am willowing, no doubt...also do not know if link will work. If not:

"John Joyce...an 83 yr old man who walked 2.5 miles in Florida heat to mow grass...pushing mower because his truck was dead." What a man. And kind people in story who helped a friend.

http://tinyurl.com/p7cjczc


xoxo to all morons and Ace, etc.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (eXl9F)

500 Is the Spectre going to be any good? I always hate when actors start bitching about movie roles that made them famous and opened doors for them especially when they're still playing the role.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (Ypc8j)

501 I believe that the vast majority of journalists - particularly now - are the kids who did not sit at the groupie tables - the jock table, the nerdy table, the stoner table or the prissy girl table. They had no one. They got picked last in gym class and probably went to very few dances let alone were at parties.

This is their revenge against everyone. They looked at Woodward and Bernstein, a Snowden or someone similar - guys sticking it to the man - and want to be like them. They may or may not have grown up with Cronkite - but viewed him not as a newsperson, but someone who could change public opinion. Regardless if he could or not - they viewed him as being able to.

Second, they fell in love with the civil rights / campus sit in / anti-Vietnam movements, and because segregation or "fighting not to win" was so appalling, now believe anything they believe in to be equally disturbing. Thus, no matter what they do to propagate a view - regardless of professionalism - believe it to be just.

Look at how the Occupy Wallstreet vs. Tea Party was reported. They actively swept away drugs, rapes property destruction and pissing in the street and followed the Tea Party looking for the occasional confederate flag or 1 in a 1000 lunatic.

Many have said it before, they want to be the story rather than report the story.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (hOu10)

502 Heresy, but Sean Connery I didn't like so much as Bond.Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 03:59 PM (2x3L

*drives stake into ground, gathers flammable liquid*
You realize the traditional punishment for heresy, m'lady? Step this way.

Actually Connery was a prizewinning bodybuilder before becoming an actor. This was long before the Arnold Schwarzenegger types came along. To me he strikes the perfect balance. Arnold looks freakish.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 30, 2015 04:08 PM (7v/r5)

503 More Kabuki Theater. Rinse Penis left the door wide open with NBC. They'll have a few meetings and everything will be back on as normal. Unless Trump and Carson (and Cruz?) make something happen.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 30, 2015 04:08 PM (HMt16)

504 Yesterday was Rape Thursday. Do we get Fetish Friday?


Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 30, 2015 04:06 PM (AC0lD)

No, Friday is dump shit you don't want read day.
State Department just dumped 7,000 more Hillary emails, with 700 classified included in the bunch.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:08 PM (jJRIy)

505 Hey, when are the "Republicans are afraid of tough questions" Democrats going to do a debate on Fox?

Posted by: Other Foot, Shoe at October 30, 2015 04:08 PM (Y8P5w)

506
Carl Quintanilla, guajira Carl Quintanilla
CARL QUINTANILLA!
oh he's a Carl Quintanilla

Posted by: wth - greatest hits at October 30, 2015 04:08 PM (wAQA5)

507 Honor Blackman said she didnt like being called a Bond Girl - silly since the name of her character was Pussy Galore.

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

SHE DON'T LOOK LIKE NO HONORABLE BLACKMAN TO ME! AND WE AINT' NO PUSSYS

Posted by: Al Sharpton at October 30, 2015 04:10 PM (E5UB0)

508 Taya Kyle v. Bruce Piatt $1 million dollar sniper shoot out


http://tinyurl.com/nzud7qk

(granted, Taya will be using TrackingPoint)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 04:10 PM (fWAjv)

509 HONOR THE BLACKMAN I LIKE THAT NAME THOUGH.

Posted by: Al Sharpton at October 30, 2015 04:10 PM (E5UB0)

510 492 No new thread.


See conspiracy theory at #305.

It has yet to be discredited.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 04:10 PM (JtwS4)

511 "they're not even American -- they define themselves as transnational cosmopolitan progressives who are too swank for any nationality."

Takeaway line for me.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 04:10 PM (xuouz)

512 Why should the Corrupt Media make record-setting wads of money by holding GOP debates in which Corrupt Moderators seek to help Hillary! get elected? Cut off the money supply to the Corrupt Media and watch them die.

Posted by: Other Foot, Shoe at October 30, 2015 04:11 PM (Y8P5w)

513 "I just want the record to reflect I asked about the debt limit and I got no answer!!"

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 30, 2015 04:11 PM (hCdMd)

514 Carl 'drowning baby girls is a good thing and here's why' Quintanilla

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at October 30, 2015 04:11 PM (fWAjv)

515 No, Friday is dump shit you don't want read day.
State Department just dumped 7,000 more Hillary emails, with 700 classified included in the bunch.


Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:08 PM (jJRIy)


One day, we will look back on all of the crap and wonder why it took so long to be destroyed.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (AC0lD)

516 "I still wish that Patrick McGoohan had agreed to play Bond. "


Bond? Interesting.

I do know that he was pretty good at shoving poofters out of tower windows though.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

He starred in Ice Station Zebra and had a TV series called Danger man. better than The Saint, which was the same era.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (326rv)

517 @460 If David Niven wasn't suave, I'm turning in my Beretta. Damn. Tough crowd.

Always thought Laurence Harvey would have done well in the role, but he kind of Von Sydow-as-Jesus'ed himself with Manchurian Candidate. Hard to play against that type.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (xq1UY)

518 502 Arnold looks freakish

Arnold was juicing his entire bodybuilding career hence the heart troubles. Humans cannot have his dimensions naturally: 6-2, 240, 5-7% body fat. Connery seems to be more of a healthy idol for a man to emulate.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (Ypc8j)

519 Priebus took a gamble that the mods would neutralize the conservatives and failed. He really can't blame the media for that. Their was nothing short of drugging the candidates that could have allowed for success.

Posted by: Bruce Boehner at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (E5UB0)

520 Late to the thread, but I read the post and let me give Ace a big AMEN!!

Preach, brother, preach. Cause this needs to be said loudly, and repeatedly.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (KkVB6)

521 funny Bond-like parody is "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" where Jean Dujardin plays a Cluseau-like Bond spy sent to Egypt. Very un-PC mocking of the locals. Worth the subtitles (French movie).

I remember that it has a hilarious sequence OSS-117 is awoken in the morning by a muezzin screeching from an minaret, so he goes and climbs the minaret and kills the muezzin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (8ZskC)

522 >>> In a sense, though, I'm sorry that the RNC pulled the plug on the NBC connection. The place to confront power is where the power resides. Switching the venue avoids the issue rather than meeting it head-on.
Posted by: Brown Line at October 30, 2015 04:07 PM (zcbZo)
----------
No. It accomplishes one other critical thing if they take it away from the networks entirely which is what I want to see happen. They are enriching these biased leftist scam networks by granting them the favor of hosting the debates. Cut them out all together. They can live stream this and avoid the leftist middleman altogether.

Posted by: L, Elle at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (2x3L+)

523 But, son in law says public school was good enough for him, so it's good enough for his kids.

It's a f*cking religion with some people.

Just a few years in grad school led me to the inescapable conclusion that even my (1980s) comfortable suburban public school was pathetic.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 04:13 PM (Xd2w5)

524 Bowie and Jagger, Rooney and Taylor; lots of sexytime revelations this year. Is now just easier to assume everyone in the music/movie industry has slept with everyone else; saves time.

Posted by: LizLem at October 30, 2015 03:02 PM (hvf9s)




Andy Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor? She would bed anyone

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 04:13 PM (493sH)

525 @499

The white man keeping a Black man down. This is SLAVERY

Posted by: Rev Al at October 30, 2015 04:13 PM (jJRIy)

526 >>In a sense, though, I'm sorry that the RNC pulled the plug on the NBC connection. The place to confront power is where the power resides. Switching the venue avoids the issue rather than meeting it head-on.


Eh, they've already done three MSM debates - that's enough. More debates just gives moderators more opportunity to set the narrative with loaded questions like "When did you stop beating your wife." They don't deserve another chance.

Maybe canceling the NBC one for good will convince them to behave in the general election debates. I know, not bloody likely, but if they don't feel real pain -- and the lost ad revenue is the REAL pain (not bruised egos) -- Priebus has not really accomplished anything worthwhile.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 04:14 PM (NOIQH)

527 Patrick McGoohan also played the heavy in Silver Streak.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:14 PM (4ErVI)

528 Next Bond girl will be Lazarus Puthy.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 04:14 PM (fFIVI)

529 I want a conspiracy theory to make our decline make sense...but the fact that the progressives will in all likelihood import the jihadis right into the cities they live in pokes a hole in the notion that they're planning on bringing them here in the hopes that we'll be too busy fighting them to block the naked power grab that's coming.

The *more* naked power grab. Fuck.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at October 30, 2015 04:15 PM (xuouz)

530 If we're talking Best Bonds, lets talk Bond girls.

Thunderball had the two best: the good girl Domino and the even hotter bad girl Fiona.

Runner up is Tatiana in From Russia With Love

All three played by Italian actresses

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 30, 2015 04:15 PM (r1fLd)

531 507
Honor Blackman said she didnt like being called a Bond Girl - silly since the name of her character was Pussy Galore.



Don't know if you read my link that she is now 89! She was 39 when she filmed Gold finger!



That was some pretty hot Pussy at 39, she was older than Sean.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:16 PM (jJRIy)

532 "Corporate-friendly socialism"

I really like that.

I tried to think of something more pithy like "boardroom socialism" or "upper-class socialism" but "corporate-friendly" works quite well.
Posted by: AmishDude at October 30, 2015 04:04 PM (Xd2w5)


Agreed. It's pretty much perfect and horribly ironic, in a way.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at October 30, 2015 04:16 PM (szPB3)

533
You know what is really sad is these people are also cowards.

If all the "moderators" for the CNBC debate were fired tomorrow, along with the producer of the show, and anyone else involved in selecting the questions, media bias would take an immediate nosedive.

That will not happen because these dumb liberal know-nothings are EXACTLY who the elite want out there asking questions. People who are too dumb/chickenshit to ask real questions, and behave with integrity. This is not even aboutadvancing the cause, it is simply that these type of people are no threat to anyone with real power, so they are coddled, loved and supported.

Posted by: George Orwell's Ghost at October 30, 2015 04:17 PM (dEwvU)

534 funny Bond-like parody

-
What's Up Tiger Lily was funny and I'm not even sure Woody was a perv then.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 04:17 PM (fFIVI)

535 Next Bond girl will be Lazarus Puthy.

Posted by: The Great White Snark


*YOINK *

Posted by: Sharknado producers at October 30, 2015 04:17 PM (JmGFJ)

536 I think even if they go back on the MSM things won't be the same. Now that Cruz and Christie and Rubio set the tone (and Trump, of course) I don't think they'll allow themselves to answer these completely biased questions. The MSM will continue with the routine, of course, but they'll tone it down a bit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 30, 2015 04:17 PM (No/ki)

537 Jane Seymour and Famke Janssen.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:17 PM (4ErVI)

538 That there is a Premium Grade Rant, ace! well done sir.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at October 30, 2015 04:17 PM (yvwr7)

539 @530 Dr No. End of competition.



http://tinyurl.com/ovm6q2q

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:18 PM (jJRIy)

540 In a sense, though, I'm sorry that the RNC pulled the plug on the NBC connection. The place to confront power is where the power resides. Switching the venue avoids the issue rather than meeting it head-on.


Eh, they've already done three MSM debates - that's enough. More debates just gives moderators more opportunity to set the narrative with loaded questions like "When did you stop beating your wife." They don't deserve another chance.


Agree to considering it if the RNC can pick the 'moderators' for the next dem debate.

Otherwise? Fuck off. The media is in the toilet in the eyes of the American public. Ride that, don't climb into the toilet.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:18 PM (326rv)

541 Does this mean Operation Pipewrench is back on?

Posted by: Farmer Joe at October 30, 2015 04:18 PM (Ztfnl)

542 Best Connery: From Russia with Love
Best (and only) Lazenby: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Best Moore: Spy Who Loved Me
Best Dalton: License to Kill
Best: Brosnan: Who the Fuck Cares? Those all sucked
Best Craig: Casino Royale
Most quintessential Bond movie: Goldfinger or Thunderball

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 03:25 PM (Ypc8j)




Good list. I would go with The Living Daylights for Dalton. Brosnan wasn't bad as Bond but his movies weren't good. Just standard action flicks and far too PC. Casino Royale is the only watchable Craig. And not that he's gone all limp wrist PC about the character he needs to sod off.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 04:19 PM (493sH)

543 Just a few years in grad school led me to the inescapable conclusion that even my (1980s) comfortable suburban public school was pathetic.



My late '69 - mid 70's was good. Wouldn't go much past that era though. All of my gs teachers were older than dirt and had been teaching since WWII.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (xujhj)

544
Now I've got that stupid Casino Royale theme stuck in my head.


That's a great Burt Bacharach score.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (oVJmc)

545
Next Bond girl will be Lazarus Puthy.
Posted by: The Great White Snark
.........................

And the action will all center around a blimp chase.

Posted by: wth at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (wAQA5)

546 Best Bond girl? No question. Rosa Kleb.
You do know who Lotte Lenya was, don't you?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (xq1UY)

547 Thank you Ace, I read Walsh's piece and completely disagreed, he seems to excuse the media, when there is NO excuse for their self serving asshole behavior.

You on the other hand expressed pretty much my own thoughts pretty handily...although most comment threads won't let me say what I really want to say.

As a conservative American I'm sick and tired of being shit on by the MSM. I have wanted our elected officials to stand up for themselves, and by extension us, by not letting the MSM shit on them.

That's been a no-go until now and just another bone of contention between the public and the establishment. The candidates that stood up to the assholes on CNBC will be on the top, and the cowardly weenies that let the gollums of the MSM push them around, may as well brush up on their golf games.

By the way, NBC and all of their Hillary shoe shiners, suck big time.

Posted by: Kay at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (SjUvB)

548 That was some pretty hot Pussy at 39, she was older than Sean.
Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:16 PM (jJRIy)

========
She was still performing and hot looking well into her 70s.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (iQIUe)

549 So the claim at HotAir is that the RNC was pissed at CNBC wasn't giving Jeb enough talking time.

I wonder if this was why he got the softball fantasy league question which backfired terribly.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at October 30, 2015 04:21 PM (FbUrh)

550 Patrick McGoohan was born in NYC before his Irish parents moved back.

I believe that the Hollywood Gay Mafia never forgave Mel Gibson for McGoohan's defenestration scene in Braveheart, which drove Mel's banishment.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 30, 2015 04:21 PM (r1fLd)

551 I've said this before, but the best candidate debates/interviews I've seen was Rick Warren in 2008. It was so great - simple, thoughtful (not-loaded) questions and time for the candidate to respond. He asked the same questions to both McCain and Obama. This is where Obama infamously said that making a judgment on abortion was "above his pay grade." Yeah, about that.....

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 04:21 PM (NOIQH)

552 This is SFW of Ursula but rather more anatomically precise than I realized she had been in that scene:

http://bit.ly/1XFvIzl

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at October 30, 2015 04:21 PM (JtwS4)

553 He starred in Ice Station Zebra and had a TV series called Danger man. better than The Saint, which was the same era.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (326rv)



The Prisoner is a must watch for McGoohan fans. I am not a number. I am a free man!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 04:21 PM (493sH)

554 @539 In the book, you know, when Honeychile Ryder came out of the water, all she was wearing was the knife and the belt. Hence, realistic re-make needed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 04:22 PM (xq1UY)

555 I think it's pretty funny that the Vichy RNC is acting all shocked and appalled by their allies in the leftist MSM. There were countless articles written about what a joke it was to have CNBC hosting a gang-interview of Republican candidates, and thousands more comments laughing at the idiocy of such a thing. And, now, the Vichy RNC acts as if they are surprised! LOL. What shocked the VIchy Republican scum is not that CNBC did what they were supposed to do (a la the Vichy RNC) but that the people are really pissed off about it and making it known.

Of course, this just puts the VIchy GOP "debate" strategy in the same bin as their aid and comfort for illegal invaders ...i.e. don't expect the Vichy RNC to actually change anything. "Okay ... boycott the damned MSM 'debates' '''" Juan McPribus

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 30, 2015 04:23 PM (zc3Db)

556 "Jane Seymour"


Ohhhhh, mama!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 04:23 PM (LA7Cm)

557 The sad thing about Bond's guns? A Walter PPK chambered in a 7.65/32 is a pimp gun. Not much stopping power



PPK? Stands for Police Pistol Kompact.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:23 PM (jJRIy)

558 So, what about Ace? Would he make a good Bond villian? And what about him wd make him so evil?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:23 PM (iQIUe)

559 558 So, what about Ace? Would he make a good Bond villian? And what about him wd make him so evil?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:23 PM (iQIUe)


An ewok in a wheel chair petting a cat.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:24 PM (4ErVI)

560
Connery and Domino did their own underwater scenes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:24 PM (iQIUe)

561 I don't think Moonraker is the worst Bond. I would have to go with A View to a Kill with Chris Walken, Grace Slick and a 60 year old Roger Moore as the absolute most embarrassing.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 04:24 PM (Ypc8j)

562 545
Next Bond girl will be Lazarus Puthy.
Posted by: The Great White Snark
.........................

And the action will all center around a blimp chase.
Posted by: wth at October 30, 2015 04:20 PM (wAQA5)"

Aerostat, Dammit! AEROSTAT!

Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (1Rgee)

563 So, what about Ace? Would he make a good Bond villian? And what about him wd make him so evil?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

Could an Ewok come off as intimidating?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (awspb)

564 >>And the action will all center around a blimp chase.


Um...wasn't there a blimp in "View to a Kill?" I seem to recall some chase involving climbing on the Golden Gate bridge and jumping onto a balloon or blimp or something...it's a bit fuzzy, tho...

Posted by: Lizzy at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (NOIQH)

565 An ewok in a wheel chair petting a cat.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:24 PM (4ErVI)

==========
So a gimp ewok with a spooky pussy?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (iQIUe)

566 Anyone here bitching and agreeing, who hasn't canceled their cable TV is simply a hypocrite. You are paying their salaries.

Start by canceling your cable.

Posted by: JT2 at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (vM5wm)

567 559 558 So, what about Ace? Would he make a good Bond villian? And what about him wd make him so evil?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:23 PM (iQIUe)


An ewok in a wheel chair petting a cat.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:24 PM (4ErVI)

Petting a puthy.

Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (1Rgee)

568 561 I don't think Moonraker is the worst Bond. I would have to go with A View to a Kill with Chris Walken, Grace Slick and a 60 year old Roger Moore as the absolute most embarrassing.

Posted by: Naes at October 30, 2015 04:24 PM (Ypc8j)


I liked Walken as the villain though. Tanya Roberts, meh.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 30, 2015 04:26 PM (4ErVI)

569 WTF Bond? It all sux! Only ever watched a Bond movie because nothing else was on back in the 3 channels era

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at October 30, 2015 04:26 PM (3ZtZW)

570 Just a few years in grad school led me to the inescapable conclusion
that even my (1980s) comfortable suburban public school was pathetic.


Fuck, I figured it out when I was 15. But my mother was on the school board, so my parents wouldn't let me open-enroll into a district that had math teachers.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at October 30, 2015 04:26 PM (vn2q2)

571 He starred in Ice Station Zebra and had a TV series called Danger man. better than The Saint, which was the same era.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (326rv)



The Prisoner is a must watch for McGoohan fans. I am not a number. I am a free man!

-
Wasn't he Secret Agent, too? Or is that Danger Man?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 04:26 PM (fFIVI)

572 @557 Guns were different then. Boothroyd was a real person.
Remember, M took away 007's .25 and forced the PPK on him.
"Delivery like a brick through a plate glass window." Yeah, that's about it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 04:27 PM (xq1UY)

573 Aerostat, Dammit! AEROSTAT!

===

big-boo-TAY!!!

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at October 30, 2015 04:27 PM (3ZtZW)

574 "i.e. don't expect the Vichy RNC to actually change anything. "


I was shocked, shocked to find bias among the media moderators.

Posted by: Capt. Louis Priebus at October 30, 2015 04:27 PM (LA7Cm)

575 What's scarier, is that I followed it.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 02:59 PM (xujhj)

Not me. That was all, like, blahblahblah to me.

Posted by: April at October 30, 2015 04:27 PM (79ZSg)

576 "540 In a sense, though, I'm sorry that the RNC pulled the plug on the NBC connection. The place to confront power is where the power resides. Switching the venue avoids the issue rather than meeting it head-on. "

Nope, you gotta hit 'em where it hurts. In this case, that's the wallet.

Posted by: West at October 30, 2015 04:28 PM (1Rgee)

577 Aerostat, Dammit! AEROSTAT!

===

big-boo-TAY!!!
Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs

It's pronounced boo-KAY, it's French.

Posted by: Hyacinth Bucket at October 30, 2015 04:28 PM (awspb)

578 Could an Ewok come off as intimidating?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (awspb)

Sure, unless you shave him, ha ha

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 30, 2015 04:28 PM (jJRIy)

579 "Um...wasn't there a blimp in "View to a Kill?""



Yes, yes there was.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 30, 2015 04:29 PM (LA7Cm)

580 Wasn't he Secret Agent, too? Or is that Danger Man?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 30, 2015 04:26 PM (fFIVI)



Both. It started in England as Danger Man. Came to the States as Secret Agent along with a snazzy Johnny Rivers theme song.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 04:29 PM (493sH)

581 Cultural Power is Political Power.

Yes, exactly. So stop consuming the cultural crap dished out nightly on the TV.

Its all shit intended to destroy and corrupt.

Posted by: JT2 at October 30, 2015 04:29 PM (vM5wm)

582 I would have to go with A View to a Kill with Chris Walken, Grace Slick and a 60 year old Roger Moore as the absolute most embarrassing.

Posted by: Naes


This may come as a shock, but, we can never be friends.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 30, 2015 04:29 PM (JmGFJ)

583 Posted by: Ignoramus at October 30, 2015 04:15 PM (r1fLd)

Now you've summed up the popularity of Bond. Doesn't matter who plays him. Chicks. Cars. Chicks. Explosions. Chicks. Guns. Did I mention the women?

All handled by a guy (any guy) who seems to have been there before.

Posted by: OneEyedJack, looking for minions to rule at October 30, 2015 04:30 PM (kKHcp)

584 Sure, unless you shave him, ha ha
Posted by: Nip Sip

The Ewok or the cat? 'cuz the bald puthy jokes practically write themselves.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at October 30, 2015 04:30 PM (awspb)

585 a snazzy Johnny Rivers theme song.


===


Seekrit Asian Man?

The one about the mongoloid with a hat?

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at October 30, 2015 04:30 PM (3ZtZW)

586 Yes, Bond villains have used airships ever since Dan Dunn Secret Operative #48.
And they have always come off the tether lines and floated away.
All part of Zeppelin AG's omnipotent PR effort.
Every two years, regular as clockwork, cover of Popular Science.
"Amazing new breakthroughs in aircraft that can't go upwind!"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 30, 2015 04:32 PM (xq1UY)

587 I went on this rant about 8 years ago. Journalists are parrots, merely repeating what other people say and, like parrots, they never get it quite right even when they try.

Worse, most of them are corrupt liars who think nothing of cherry picking information, making shit up, and hiding uncomfortable facts in order to advance their preferred outcome. They are utterly untrustworthy parasites on the body politic and, in the age of cell phone cameras and blogs, worse than useless.

Within hours, engineers around America had picked apart Clock Boy's ridiculous hoax and put up videos demonstrating the falsity of it. No journalist did that. They actively hid it, because they preferred the asinine narrative of "Islamophobic" reactionaries in Texas harassing an innocent kid in a NASA SHIRT!!1!

(tip: NASA is in Texas)

When I'm president, I'm dedicating a taskforce to examining the history of every single journalist in Washington. And every single one of them who is a lying, cheating, leftist bastard who has ever lied about conservatism or Republicans is cut off. No leaks. No meetings. Get the fuck out of the White House Press Room. Credentials revoked, and prepare to be investigated by the FBI if you leak national security secrets.

Punitive. Action.

That's how you handle leftists. The days of gentlemanly conduct are over. In the words of a wise man, "Fuck you. War."

Posted by: Apostate at October 30, 2015 04:32 PM (E+euT)

588 It started in England as Danger Man. Came to the States as Secret Agent along with a snazzy Johnny Rivers theme song.



"Secret Asian Man!"

Posted by: rickb223 at October 30, 2015 04:33 PM (xujhj)

589 AT LAST NOOD

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at October 30, 2015 04:33 PM (3ZtZW)

590 He starred in Ice Station Zebra and had a TV series called Danger man. better than The Saint, which was the same era.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:12 PM (326rv)



The Prisoner is a must watch for McGoohan fans. I am not a number. I am a free man!

-
Wasn't he Secret Agent, too? Or is that Danger Man?
Posted by: The Great White Snark

I think that it went under both names, for a time.

Posted by: Gold Hen at October 30, 2015 04:34 PM (326rv)

591 Outstanding rant.
I was saying much the same thing the other night.
Only it came out more like, "Fuck those fucking fucks!"

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 30, 2015 04:35 PM (QM5S2)

592 Goldfinger, Goldeneye, and Casino Royale.

These are great choices. Brosnan started the series with a great movie, and ended with the worst in the entire franchise. Die Another Day pisses me off enough to burn calories.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 04:35 PM (VdICR)

593  Anyone here bitching and agreeing, who hasn't canceled their cable TV is simply a hypocrite. You are paying their salaries. Start by canceling your cable.Posted by: JT2 at October 30, 2015 04:25 PM (vM5wm

Absolutely, positively right. I thought the wife might have issues with going to total streaming, but she absolutely loves it. Saving nearly a grand a year is simply icing on the cake.

There is so, so much available it's mind boggling.

Posted by: se pa moron at October 30, 2015 04:35 PM (7v/r5)

594 If we're talking Best Bonds, lets talk Bond girls.

Thunderball had the two best: the good girl Domino and the even hotter bad girl Fiona.

Runner up is Tatiana in From Russia With Love

All three played by Italian actresses

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 30, 2015 04:15 PM (r1fLd)




Domino was French. One who doesn't get a lot mention but I thought was very attractive is Kristina Wayborn in Octopussy.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 04:35 PM (493sH)

595 Reminds me of the Scorpion and the Frog. What did they expect from NBC? Scorpions are gonna scorpion.

Posted by: Scott at October 30, 2015 04:36 PM (8YE33)

596 AT LAST NOOD

Posted by: Bigby's Pricking Thumbs at October 30, 2015 04:33 PM (3ZtZW)



Is it a James Bond thread?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 30, 2015 04:36 PM (493sH)

597 This conversation about the media is one we could have had four years ago. George Stephanopolous, a media a-list celebrity, asks Romney what he thinks about "republicans banning contraceptives".

Maybe he's an idiot, maybe he's manipulative, but the total contempt for the audience is unbelievable.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 04:38 PM (VdICR)

598 U mad bro? U mad, U mad - and I agree with every word

Posted by: Soulpatchtony at October 30, 2015 04:39 PM (m40v5)

599 I saw Jim Geraghty saying that it takes $2M to put on a debate, which is why we need the networks involved. Why not have the candidates put up half the cost, sell the debate to anyone that wants to carry it for % of commercial income with any 'profits' going to the RNC's coffers for the upcoming Presidential race. Makes the debate about who should be involved moot, as only people with actual organizations would have the entrance fee. Then the RNC has complete control over everything, venue/moderators/green rooms etc, which I understand is not what the RNC wants but wouldn't it be great to give Cruz a 'I paid for this microphone' moment.

Posted by: Joe at October 30, 2015 04:39 PM (QFnhZ)

600 Cancel your cable TV. Stop paying the salaries of the leftists.

Stop consuming the propaganda from Hollywood.

Hit them in the pocketbooks.

Stop willingly gulping down their leftist propaganda!

Posted by: JT2 at October 30, 2015 04:39 PM (vM5wm)

601 >I laugh with glee that they are reduced to reading top ten lists and pointing out things on the internet, tweets, viral videos, as if those interested in that stuff have not already seen in several times.
Posted by: rebel flounder at October 30, 2015 02:54 PM (3dOE/)

Reminds of the time I was moved to write a Canadian newsreader, on the national broadcast no less, for putting her journalism degree and years of experience to such good use after she told us what Justin Bieber had tweeted after a tornado hit somewhere in the US.

Oddly enough she never responded to thank me for noticing.

Posted by: all doubt removed at October 30, 2015 04:40 PM (KWGc0)

602 Aw shucks, why don't you just come out and say what you really think about those assholes on CNBC.

And frankly a good bit of what you say could be applied to the folks on Fox, including Blowhard in Chief Bill O'Reilly. (And I watch Fox, and detest Rachel Madcow, Pajama Boy etc on the lib channels).

Posted by: Comanche Voter at October 30, 2015 04:43 PM (Sda6L)

603
I have expressed my desire to the studio suits to be cast as the next Bond girl, and without doubt, I will be the most popular girl in the history of the series.

I will probably film my first sex scene in the movie.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at October 30, 2015 04:43 PM (OiFtZ)

604 Again, i keep telling people that these journalists have these private face book accounts and groups where they discuss how to SJ the news. They remind me of the American Comm party where they had to meet and review what they cd or cd not write and where some guy from the Comintern had to review their writing.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 30, 2015 04:44 PM (iQIUe)

605 Patrick McGoohan would have been a wonderful James Bond, but maybe he didn't want to be typecast after his other rolls.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 04:47 PM (VdICR)

606 550, Mel Gibson sealed his own fate with that excellent scene in Braveheart.

Posted by: John Holmes at October 30, 2015 04:47 PM (8N8Aa)

607 I cannot believe I missed the MFM-bashing thread.

So many of the things. On average, crack whores are a thousand times more honorable and Skid Row bums a thousand times better company and the residents of the Cherry Hill House for the Mentally Underdeveloped a thousand times more competent.

The only thing the MFM has done successfully is be infiltrated by leftist agitators, very much like the Liberal Arts department at most colleges.

Oh, I could go on for hours.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 30, 2015 04:51 PM (bLnSU)

608 Journolist didn't result in at least 300 firings because the MFM is even more corrupt than the DOJ.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 30, 2015 04:51 PM (bLnSU)

609 why would you guys have a discussion about McGoohan, James Bond, and OSS-117 when I was out??!

Posted by: Mike Tyson, Erotic Novelist at October 30, 2015 04:52 PM (dciA+)

610 you know this is like my favorite subject right?

Posted by: ace at October 30, 2015 04:52 PM (dciA+)

611 Eva Green is the best bond girl.

Worst is maybe Hally Barry. She doesn't seem like a bad actress, but she has the worst characters ever.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 04:54 PM (VdICR)

612 110
Over at neoneocon there is a nice piece of Rubio quite clearly and patiently explaining to Mr. Intellectual Charlie Rose why he did indeed call Her Highness a liar. Rubio never wavers,never changes tone. Just confidently explains she is and why she lied. Quite civilized -- being Mr. Intellectual all, Charlie.

Posted by: gracepc at October 30, 2015 04:56 PM (DMQhB)

613 I don't know if you mean Herb Albert or Chris Cornell.

The Sam Smith song is garbage.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 30, 2015 04:58 PM (VdICR)

614 you know this is like my favorite subject right?

Posted by: ace at October 30, 2015 04:52 PM (dciA+)


Yeah but I'm not doing great and sometimes I get up even later than you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 30, 2015 05:06 PM (bLnSU)

615

We need an animated .gif of Trump doing the "You're Fired" hand-cobra to a line of NBC heads.

... maybe with a skull and flames as a backdrop.

Posted by: Arbalest at October 30, 2015 05:07 PM (FlRtG)

616 Goddamn, Ace. You've been doing this site for well over a decade now. How are you still putting out your best posts?

Posted by: S at October 30, 2015 05:08 PM (HCXGq)

617 "Domino was French"
I stand corrected. I mis-remebered. The character was Italian

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 30, 2015 05:10 PM (r1fLd)

618 Just fucking awesome.

Posted by: Anchovy at October 30, 2015 05:13 PM (D0WQD)

619 Back on topic. There's nothing that epitomizes What's Wrong more than the White House Correspondents Dinner.

If you trace the timeline, the hit on Osama bin Laden was supposed to have been a day earlier but got delayed because of weather. Which means that Obama wanted it to happen the day of the White House Correspondents Dinner. Noodle on that.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 30, 2015 05:16 PM (r1fLd)

620 Our political culture is changed, long term, by two things:
1. Immigration and
2. Public education.

Control those two things and you control the political culture of the future, which as Ace correcty points out is political culture. Or, as Mark Steyn has pointed out, you can't have a conservative country with a liberal political culture.

So, we can "fight" the prevailing political culture, and its chief emissary the MSM. And a worthy, noble fight it is.

But we are fighting a rearguard action against an ever growing army unless we take control over ie. severely limit immigration from socialist-norm /non-individual oriented countries (i.e. just about everywhere in the world, particularly the Third World) , and unless we somehow "take back" public education.

As to public education the real, structural battle is fighting common core and federalizing the curriculum. The more local control you have, the more curricula resemble the State legislatures, which are far more conservative than those attracted to wielding the control of centralized government.

But in the meanwhile, to borrow the phrase of an AoS commenter: up the squeekhole with the whole fist, including wristwatch.

Posted by: Ex NYC Peasant at October 30, 2015 05:23 PM (k8tEg)

621 Ace,

The expression is "I couldn't care less", not "I could care less."


If you could care less, then you care some. If you couldn't care less, then you have no care for it.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at October 30, 2015 05:38 PM (1ijHg)

622 The Media IS the enemy.


Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at October 30, 2015 05:48 PM (1ijHg)

623 I dare say you're 100% correct and that most of us have known this for years. YEARS. What I don't understand is WTF took the GOP (Goofs On the Potomac) so long to figure it out and actually call the idiots out on it?

Posted by: Buck O'Fama at October 30, 2015 05:51 PM (uFozL)

624 >>>Eva Green is the best bond girl.

Worst is maybe Hally Barry.

...

yes and probably yes, though "Rosie" in LALD was bad too... so many bad ones. Tanya Roberts. Lois Chiles in Moonraker.

The good ones most have pointed out -- Fiona in TB, Tatiana in FRWL.

You guys forgot Melina in FYEO.

Also, Barbara Bach was pretty good in TSWLM.

Posted by: ace at October 30, 2015 05:56 PM (dciA+)

625 another hot one was the redhead with big cans and the bizarre Chinese (???) accent in YOLT.

Posted by: ace at October 30, 2015 05:56 PM (dciA+)

626 Eva Green really is a stunning woman, though.

Posted by: ace at October 30, 2015 05:57 PM (dciA+)

627 If the American people turn off their TV sets for a month, the power structure will collapse.

Maybe even a week or two would be enough.
Posted by: eman at October 30, 2015 02:08 PM (MQEz6)

*
I did FOREVER. I dropped cable, and I'm here alive to tell about it. What sports I watch I do through Roku. I have a library card and read ALOT and borrow many movies. The media is inserting malware into our brains all the time. Assert our power.

More to the point we must play psych games. Don't let a week or a family event go by when you don't denigrate the media....or the government. Easy to find some examples of its stupidity. Mock celebrities and those that follow them.

Don't have confrontational arguments. That's ramming a stone wall. But chip away with snide comments and snark....e.g., Hear about that global warming mega hurricane that wasn't?? All those poor children not being educated in government schools. Did cha hear Warren accepts money from Wall Street?

Most people are followers. Leave them feeling they might be just a bit stupid and gullible.

Wear at it.

Posted by: (not J.J.) Sefton at October 30, 2015 05:59 PM (wi0rD)

628 Posted by: planeman at October 30, 2015 02:36 PM (yOGKC)

please stay where you are, and hope for reinforcements to arrive. A long time ago one good teacher made all the difference for me.

Posted by: scruff at October 30, 2015 06:01 PM (H2YDS)

629 Posted by: (not J.J.) Sefton at October 30, 2015 05:59 PM (wi0rD)

almost two years for me, I listen to football on the radio. I do not miss T.V.

Posted by: scruff at October 30, 2015 06:05 PM (H2YDS)

630 You are the media. If you want media to say what you want, make them, Stalin.

Posted by: Umm Okay at October 30, 2015 06:06 PM (JhhVX)

631 Eva Green is weirdly without charisma; very flat delivery. But I agree, worst Bond girl was Hally Berry, she was awful. The movie was just awful except the first sequence.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2015 06:18 PM (39g3+)

632 Ace, maybe the best you have ever written. Should be shared on every form of social media far and wide.

It was so good, if you were Caitlyn Jenner, I might have considered kissing you.

On second thought, maybe I'll just retweet it : )

Posted by: Grumpyguy at October 30, 2015 06:33 PM (6OScs)

633 Ask these people to do some real math.

It would separate the smart from the bs'ers.

Posted by: Graham Cracker at October 30, 2015 07:49 PM (SJ184)

634 The lapdog media are lying scum.

As christopher hitchens of all people pointed out, they trade on being watchdogs for the people but they are lapdogs of their fellows in the same political-media-bureaucrat class.

Pretty hard to be objective about someone with whom you're having sex or moonlighting for. Or both.

Machiavellian replacement of the processes of liberty whilst keeping the outer forms. Cf Supreme Court, Pentagon, Department of War -> Defence etc.

Posted by: Flying Tiger Comics at October 30, 2015 11:20 PM (A7em7)

635 One of the best things I've ever read.

Posted by: Eli Cash at October 31, 2015 12:49 AM (Dc/ui)

636 Ace 2016

Posted by: Infidelicious at October 31, 2015 01:16 AM (TbFL/)

637 Wow! This may be the smartest and the best blog post I have ever read. I can't wait to read your thoughts on the PC movement and academia. Spot on analysis.

Posted by: CoolDave88 at October 31, 2015 07:14 AM (zhjAg)

638 I don't understand why the RNC doesn't stream debates on Yahoo or something-and handpick some no name moderators. Don't even show them. Then they aren't stars.

Posted by: pointsnfigures at October 31, 2015 07:29 AM (hSpC/)

639 Monetize the debates The GOP debates are ratings gold. Sell the broadcast rights and keep control of the forum,, production and moderators like professional sports does.

Posted by: RAH at October 31, 2015 09:09 AM (tO6Bb)

640 In a sense it is a market failure. When Mary Mapes got fired, and Dan Rather "resigned" for using inauthentic documents to try to throw the 2004 presidential election to Kerry, they should have lost all credibility, status, power and privilege. They should have been forced by the market into doing some sort of menial, manual labor to put food in their bellies. Instead, they both wrote memoirs. Rather appears on MSNBC and writes op-eds from time to time. And now a propagandist movie has been produced to revise history and rehabilitate their reputations. Look at Brian Williams. He got fired from NBC and now he's working for a subsidiary, MSNBC, of the same corporate parent. At least three people employed by MSNBC are tax scofflaws: Joy Reid, Sharpton, and Perry-Harris. Why are they not ostracized from the industry? The media is actually the CAUSE of many social problems. THEY - the media - are effectively responsible for Ferguson, Missouri destroying itself. They ginned up the anti-cop hatred with their 24/7 coverage (Fox included). For ratings. They pushed the Duke lacrosse lies. For ratings. One of the important functions of markets is they provide feedback. If you make widgets, and potential widget buyers aren't buying your widgets, you are getting feedback that you need to make some changes. It is a sort of disciplinary feedback mechanism. For reasons I don't understand, this seems to not be effective in media/journalism, which is in some ways the most competitive industry there is and by rights out to be the most sensitive to feedbacks. All everybody has to do is NOT click on a channel and they are out of business. There are hundreds of other channels. But for some reason we, collectively, reward the bad actors who gin up riots in Ferguson by clicking on their channels. I agree with the gist of this essay. I have no idea how the take the enormous power held by media away from them.

Posted by: Groty at October 31, 2015 10:27 AM (Bk9Zz)

641 "638
I don't understand why the RNC doesn't stream debates on Yahoo or
something-and handpick some no name moderators. Don't even show them.
Then they aren't stars."

Related:
In the CNBC case, as usual, dumbfuck Priebus had a golden opportunity to expose the hypocrisy of the left, but the boy-man is just not savvy enough. He, and his doofus sidekick, Sharon Day, need to go--yesterday.

He should have issued a press release a month ago (I'm sure he knew then they would not be streaming it free online) to the effect of:
"I thought you were the party for the little guy--the underdog. Yet millions of Americans cannot afford cable (preferring to be responsible and use their scarce $ to feed their family), and you are going to deprive them of the opportunity to see such an important debate that could have profound impact on their electoral decisions?"

(And I really wish Trump would have negotiated this as well. I was pissed that I couldn't watch it.)

And watch, at some point this will used against the RNC, the DNC will say the RNC did not negotiate this due to their lack of recognition of the plight of the lower class. Just you wait, they'll do it. They are master's of projection, deception, and distortion.

Posted by: guest at October 31, 2015 11:54 AM (KwJai)

642 I don't often advocate murder. But when I do our lists correlate. My list. And your list.

The list that nobody has. The list from which anyone here couldn't come up with 5 names in 60 seconds. There's no such thing as that list. Not in your enforced reality.

Your place, your rules. But I'm beginning to think you don't understand the concept of "Enemy".

Posted by: One, two, many X-Lamps. at October 31, 2015 02:01 PM (CKGil)

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