Here We Go Down The Slippery Slope Again


Robert Maynard (right); Scarred, soulless monster (right)

Shorter Robert Maynard, Renoomurka
Is healthcare a human right?

  • If you make health care a universal right, the next thing you know people will be demanding free ice cream, chocolate chip cookies and pony rides for everyone.

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He must be channeling his inner Scott Adams.

 
 

I’ve noticed that the rightists are uncomfortable with humans having any rights.

 
Fenwick's Friend
 

I am passing along a message from a prospective blogger on this site, calling ‘themself’ Fenwick. I have not so good news, and am unfamiliar with this site, could not use given directions well enough. Please forward this, someone, to the proper place. Fenwick has had sudden surgery for an umbilical hernia. Upon returning home (i drove him) Fenwick found the house had been burgled, including the computer, so it will be some time before the potential blog route can be pursued.
Until then I am passing along Fenwicks Best Wishes, and that you all ‘have fun’.

 
 

“The arguments over cost containment and quality of health care are really side arguments, as a very good case can be made that the free market sector approach actually addresses these concerns more effectively.”

Oh, really? Expand on that a bit, please. Everything I’ve seen indicates exactly the opposite.

 
 

Got out of the boat, saw “George Soros” and hightailed my ass out of there. Somebody else can get the mangoes.

 
 

The same is true for the right to acquire property, the right to free speech, the right to assemble, etc.

now that i think about it, i do recall that passage from the bible that reads, ‘go forth and grab up all the muthafuckin land you can, bitches! manifest destiny, baby!’

 
 

Starts with “astroturf” charge — haw haw! gotcha, libruls! — meanders into discourse on “unalienable rights”, gets lost in the weeds of negative and positive rights, quotes Obama without context, ends with Look I Read a Book on Roman History.

It’s the perfect glibertarian argument.

 
The Dark Avenger
 

Renew America for all the teabaggers who move their lips when they read, and consider Townhall.com too intellectual and insufficiently patriotic.

 
 

There is a large and well-funded national movement called the Universal Health Care Action Network tea party behind Vermont’s push for a single payer system that gives new meaning to the term “Astroturf.”

fixxed for brevity…

 
 

and tag fail…

 
 

I had this argument with my girlfriend – a bit semantic but thought it was kinda relevant.

We settled on calling a “right” something you had that the government couldn’t take away. And a “service” something you didn’t have that the government was willing to provide.

So a “right” to free speech, was the government restraining itself from beating you up and throwing you in jail for yapping your yap.

But said police beating was a “service” the government would provide an assailant that decided to steal your wallet or jack your car.

My girlfriend pointed out that calling health care a “right” was silly. It’s not like you already had health care and the government was denying you access to it. I figure that’s a distinction worth making.

 
 

free ice cream, chocolate chip cookies and pony rides for everyone

Well, he’s got me dead-to-rights there.

 
 

My girlfriend pointed out that calling health care a “right” was silly. It’s not like you already had health care and the government was denying you access to it. I figure that’s a distinction worth making.

but i find it hard to believe that ‘our creator’ was more concerned with us being able to have guns than to have healthcare…

…also, me finds it ironic that we find out fenwick has apparently come up against both of these in the recent past on this post…

 
 

“The arguments over cost containment and quality of health care are really side arguments, as a very good case can be made that the free market sector approach actually addresses these concerns more effectively.”

Oh, really? Expand on that a bit, please. Everything I’ve seen indicates exactly the opposite.

Well, they do address those concerns. They very effectively addressed them by stealing all the money they could, refusing to offer any medical care, buying a bunch of politicians, and telling everyone else to kiss their fat asses. INVISIBLE HAND FTW

 
Ted the Slacker
 

a very good case can be made that the free market sector approach actually addresses these concerns more effectively.

Well sure. They screen out high-risk insurees. A most effective business model!

OT… The Daily Dough:

You heard the one about the Jew, the Muslim and the Catholic? No punchline, but Joe Biden sucks the mostest! LOL!! You know who else liked to play with trains?”

 
 

Our founders rejected the notion of positive rights for two reasons.

Did our founders ever even address the notion of positive vs. negative rights? Cause I don’t see a linkee.

The first reason was that it was something that the government had to give to you, so it was not an unalienable right. If the government can give us something, it can take it away as well. No such right could be secure from a tyrannical government.

Dude, you can’t “secure” life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness away from the government either. If a tyrannical government has the ability to take them away, then it will, and you droning on and on about how one of those rights is not like the other isn’t going to change that. I’m not sophisticated enough to say if your argument has any philosophical value, but I can tell you it has no meaning in the real world.

As the Roman Empire was changing from a Republic to an Empire, the Caesars would hand out grain to the masses so that they were loyal to him, rather than the Roman Senate. The dependency created by the positives rights, and the potentially unlimited expansion of government that would be the inevitable result of this approach, were seen as dire threats to personal liberty.

And this is different from the “dependency” we have on the government’s police and military forces how? This differs from the potentially unlimited expansion of the national security state how? Why is a government that can do anything in the name of your security any different from a government that can do anything in the name of your welfare?

 
 

a very good case can be made that the free market sector approach actually addresses these concerns more effectively.”

I just had a routine checkup, which included drawing some blood for some routine labwork.

I got the bill from the lab. $920.00 for the labwork.

My insurance paid $500.00

So now I owe $420, for the privilege of knowing that I’m a little deficient in vitamin D, and a little high in cholesterol.

 
 

It makes perfect sense. If you entitle the hoi polloi to medical care,’the next thing you know they’ll want food.

And this inevitably would lead to a horse being named Chairman of the joint chiefs, fist-fucking, and tyranny. Only if we’re lucky will we get to Islamuno delende est.

Positive rights like not dying of easily treatable illnesses and not starving are the mother’s milk of tyranny.

 
Ted the Slacker
 

And just for the record, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25:

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

Good enough for me.

 
 

gives new meaning to the term “Astroturf.”

Astroturf = has lots of members/partners and George Soros donated money to a different group with similar goals. Yep, that’s a new meaning all right.

push this proposed reform through hastily without stopping to answer the questions that Vermonters have.

State’s rights = good unless people vote in a way I disagree with

What the study does not say is that it was reforms proposed by Vermont’s political leadership, which resulted in yet more government interference in the private insurance industry market that ruined the market.

And for support he links an honest to God astroturf group with a vested interest: “The Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) is a research and advocacy association of insurance carriers active in the individual, small group, HSA and senior markets.”

 
 

Did our founders ever even address the notion of positive vs. negative rights? Cause I don’t see a linkee.

Oh yeah, he gives a new meaning to “explicitly,” too.

 
 

free ice cream, chocolate chip cookies and pony rides for everyone

Well, he’s got me dead-to-rights there.

Of course we’re owed all that: VAGINAS.

 
 

My girlfriend pointed out that calling health care a “right” was silly. It’s not like you already had health care and the government was denying you access to it. I figure that’s a distinction worth making.

The notion that you’d have rights if the government wasn’t “denying” them to you is what I take issue with. If people want to argue that we have God-given, “natural” or whatever rights, that’s philosophy and it’s up to them. But here in the material world, the only reason we have any “rights” at all is because there are people who guarantee and enforce these rights for us. That someone, in our society, is the government.

In the material sense, I don’t see that there’s any such thing as a right that “you already had and the government was denying you access to.”

 
 

Of course we’re owed all that: VAGINAS.

Prices sure have dropped since Spitzer got caught with his hand in the cookie jar vagina.

 
 

bbfk:

but i find it hard to believe that ‘our creator’ was more concerned with us being able to have guns than to have healthcare…

Well, in this case the government isn’t giving you guns. It’s just restraining it from taking them away. So it’s a “right” to own guns because the government isn’t going to take your guns away.

As for the concerns of ‘our creator’, who am I to divine the mind of the magic sky fairy?

 
 

But here in the material world, the only reason we have any “rights” at all is because there are people who guarantee and enforce these rights for us. That someone, in our society, is the government.

In the material sense, I don’t see that there’s any such thing as a right that “you already had and the government was denying you access to.”

Well, look at it this way, then. I have the ability to speak and the capacity to think. I can form words and sentences and state my thoughts. The government doesn’t have to do anything to preserve my right to speech. If the government takes an affirmative step to discourage or disable you, then it is treading on your “right”.

Likewise, with habeus corpus or search and seizer, the government is taking an affirmative step to detain you or confiscate your property. Continuing to hold that property is an affirmative act. Your rights deny them the authority to do that. Since you already had freedom and property before the government stepped in, your “rights” were yours from the start until the government actively denied them to you.

 
 

My girlfriend pointed out that calling health care a “right” was silly. It’s not like you already had health care and the government was denying you access to it. I figure that’s a distinction worth making.

Whereas all Americans are born with a gun in their hands and thus the “right” to bear arms.

 
Ted the Slacker
 

The government doesn’t have to do anything to preserve my right to speech.

It does actually. We have these things, called courts, which step in when rights of free speech have been infringed. Quite often it is one branch of government ruling against the other, but still.

 
 

Well, look at it this way, then. I have the ability to speak and the capacity to think. I can form words and sentences and state my thoughts. The government doesn’t have to do anything to preserve my right to speech.

Yes it does, though. Anyone can walk up to you, throw you off your soapbox, beat the shit out of you and warn you that they’ll do it again as long as you don’t keep your trap shut and/or say what they want you to. When the government creates cops and courts of law to protect you from that, it’s taking an affirmative step to protect your freedom of speech. Your free speech isn’t just guaranteed because the government doesn’t infringe on it: it’s guaranteed because the government doesn’t infringe on it and takes it upon itself to guarantee that no one else will either.

 
Ted the Slacker
 

Other things we are not automatically born with:

A roof over our heads.
Running water
Clean air

Anyone want to seriously argue that all people shouldn’t be entitled to such basic necessities? And if all of society agrees, doesn’t that make them by definition rights?

 
 

Anyone want to seriously argue that all people shouldn’t be entitled to such basic necessities?

Yes. They’re called conservatives.

 
 

My right to pie, sammichez, an cheetos is inalienable. And all my money is mine. Society can suck it.

The arguments over cost containment and quality of health care are really side arguments, as a very good case can be made that the free market sector approach actually addresses these concerns more effectively.

Oh heavens, yes! Cost containment is never more efficient than when you are denying coverage.

 
 

SO PASSE.

I would wish a miserable death on that child, but that would be wrong.

Right?

 
 

Oh heavens, yes! Cost containment is never more efficient than when you are denying coverage.

Yeah, I love how “efficiency” is measured in terms of how much money they’re saving rather than whether or not they’re actually getting their job done.

 
 

OT: N_B has given me permission to pimp his latest blog entry. I don’t know about everyone else here, but I could really use a laugh. I mean, it’s not like we’re going to get it from the news. So, anyway, you should check out this latest portrait of his son. It’s freakin’ adorable and life-affirming.

 
 

SO PASSE.

Beware of all videos using cheesy Photoshop filters to “add drama.”

 
 

Right?

Nope. I think it’s perfectly acceptable.

 
 

Copyright protection, roads, jury of peers, national defense… lots of what this guy would call “positive rights” in the Constitution. Besides which there’s nothing in the C. that prevents people from voting for the government to do things for the common welfare.

 
 

Know Your Rights – The Clash

This is a public service announcement
With guitar
Know your rights, all three of them

Number 1
You have the right not to be killed
Murder is a crime!
Unless it was done by a policeman or aristocrat
Know your rights

And Number 2
You have the right to food money
Providing of course you
Don’t mind a little Investigation, humiliation
And if you cross your fingers
Rehabilitation

Know your rights
These are your rights
Know these rights

Number 3
You have the right to free speech
As long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it.

Know your rights
These are your rights
All three of ’em

It has been suggested
In some quarters that this is not enough!
Well…………………………
Get off the streets
Run
You don’t have a home to go to
Smush

Finally then I will read you your rights
You have the right to remain silent
You are warned that anything you say
Can and will be taken down
And used as evidence against you

Listen to this
Run

 
 

Well, my latest blog post has Dag Nasty and cross stitch. I don’t see how much more life-affirming you can get than that.

 
 

I call your bluff.

Camper rates for Conan!
~

 
 

Well, look at it this way, then. I have the ability to speak and the capacity to think. I can form words and sentences and state my thoughts. The government doesn’t have to do anything to preserve my right to speech

You were born with the capacity to speak and think and communicate. But if you had been left Kaspar Hauser-like in an attic (free of government and institutional “interference”) your capacity to do these things would have been sharply curtailed. We have this thing called “society” to develop and advance those capacities. Did you (or your girlfriend) attend a public school? If not, were your private school teachers taught at public schools?

These state-of-nature arguments are ridiculous, and are the first and last refuge of the right, when it suits them. What they stupidly ignore is the fundamental principle of civilization: we will have the society we want to have. If we want feudalism, we’ll have it. If we want women to be full citizens, then they will.

Any society that doesn’t believe that simple health–i.e., physical survival–is a “right” is literally insane.

 
 

Fenwick’s Friend said,

March 28, 2011 at 14:35 (kill)

Pay no attention to this comment. I have learned that Libyan NFZ expert and not a rap hop fan, Fenwick, has been arrested for impersonating himself; and the possibility is hereby mentioned that Fenwick was never actually Fenwick at all, but either another person of the same name or an impostor.

 
 

Seriously though, you have no rights. No one has any rights – you just scramble for what you can get despite the game being rigged.

The usual test is the “human right” applies to all people including the unpopular, i.e. No religious test even to check for Mooslems. But consider the following: Bradley Manning is a white, male American citizen who served time in Iraq.

Wait. Let me correct myself. You have the right to not make any trouble.

 
 

You have the right to not make any trouble.
If you aren’t causing trouble, an excuse will be made that implies you were causing trouble and therefore deserve all the shit you’re in now.

 
 

From DKW’s link,

Will Islamophobia be a key feature of 2012 presidential race?

Do we even need to ask? Identity politics is all they have, and they discovered last summer that Muslim-bashing was an easy way to bring all the stormie-wannabes crawling out of the woodwork and up to the polls, without offending the rest of the country that largely views anti-Muslim hate as either legit or not worth bothering about.

They’ll double-down on it in 2012, no matter who they put up. The days of Bush making trips to the Islamic center or McCain saying he’d vote for a Muslim if he agreed with his politics are long gone.

 
 

If you make health care a universal right, the next thing you know people will be demanding free ice cream, chocolate chip cookies and pony rides for everyone.

But if everybody doesn’t get free ice cream and cookies, there’s a danger of a low blood sugar epidemic breaking out in major metropolitan areas.

 
 

They’ll double-down on it in 2012, no matter who they put up.

Shorter GOP primaries and presidential campaign:
Vote for me! I’m the most not Muslim!!!

 
 

Any society that doesn’t believe that simple health–i.e., physical survival–is a “right” is literally insane.

I think it is more fair to say “unpleasant” or “oppressive”. A lot, if not most, civilizations have not had much belief in the value of human life, though most have valued the lives of their own citizens. Or at least some of them, usually the ones who are in position to influence their government.

Most societies have allowed slavery. Many of humanities greatest accomplishments went done with blood sacrifice of the workers who constructed them, whether we talk pyramids or continent-sized empires. Even without slavery, many countries have been willing to sacrifice their populations for various reasons, frequently pointless war or economic development.

Basic human rights are really a new development in our social evolution. They have allowed us to build nations where human existance is something more than “nasty, brutish and short”. I’m beginning to think it is a flaw to teach people that there is anything “inalienable” in any of our rights; because it makes people complacent against the forces of oligarchy and elitism that naturally form due to the property of wealth to consolidate. People need to be educated about what the choices really are, and Americans really need to understand how easy it is to slip backwards into a third world state throught the choices we make. The difference between the US and Mexico is largely based on the governments we have built, and anyone who thinks and ideal society can be made with minimal government needs to be shown what minimal government looks like around the world.

 
 

Free ice cream

Silly libruls. We keep the ice cream locked up in the freezer for it’s own good. If we were to set the ice cream free and leave it to it’s own devices it would just go out and melt on the sidewalk.

 
 

Pay no attention to this comment. I have learned that Libyan NFZ expert and not a rap hop fan, Fenwick, has been arrested for impersonating himself; and the possibility is hereby mentioned that Fenwick was never actually Fenwick at all, but either another person of the same name or an impostor.

That’s crazy! This is the internet, sir, there are rules!

 
 

Speaking of rights…
The computer overlord here at work suddenly decided today that Accoustic Kitty and 3 Wierd Sisters are of the “social networking category” and I san’t have access to them. It still allows me here at S,N! and every other link from here I’ve tried so far. Perhaps I have a sexist web filter.

 
 

At least the internet has an ethos.
~

 
Ted the Slacker
 

Basic human rights are really a new development in our social evolution.

I dunno. I would argue that the Magna Carta was an early declaration of human rights, and I would also argue that 1215 is not very recent…

What has evolved is the breadth of human rights, as well the concept of the universality of these rights – helped by the fact that finally last century non-white people were recognized as humans too…

Basically, I don’t think the concept of human rights is that new, the coverage and the content is subject to constant revision however. In the case of healthcare, the European models of universal coverage came about after WW2. [insert Hitler joke here]

 
 

I’ve noticed that the rightists are uncomfortable with humans having any rights.

On the contrary – they firmly believe that citizens of the United States have an inalienable right to misery and despair and they work hard to ensure that Americans everywhere get plenty of both.

 
 

I wonder how loud Robert the Maynard would squeal if someone plows into his car and the driver doesn’t have state mandated auto insurance?

 
 

At least the internet has an ethos.

What, goatse?

 
 

Fenwick’s Friend said,
March 28, 2011 at 14:35

Whoa, that’s awful!

 
 

Whoa, that’s awful!

I hoping it’s a troll.

 
 

Ten bucks says it was the nurse’s boyfriend which burgled fennys house while he was laid up.

 
 

I hoping it’s a troll.

You and me both- who the hell can tell on these here t00bz?

Hell, nobody has figured out that I’m really a tiny sylph-like girl with a pixie cut who uses a “My Little Pony” lunchbox for a purse.

 
 

Hey Maynard, your children aren’t born with the right to safe drugs, good schools, clean air. I believe it was touched on earlier, but it’s a new concept called society. A society where I gladly pay taxes so other peoples children will be taken care of. I believe that a society should decide what’s best for it’s citizens, not a corporation. Corporations that seem awfully damn stubborn about not proctecting as many citizens as it can. Corporations that harp on the free market, yet scream to high heaven when efforts are made to bring in foreign or even US federal competition. Remember, corporations don’t have specific rights to exist, nor does this magical market. The market is what society says it is.

 
 

What? B^4 is a girl with syphilis. Must be true, I just read it on the internet.

 
 

BTW, nitwit, the Roman Emperors began by consolidating titles at the top, not by commoners support. They also made sure the armies were well taken care of to keep their support.

(shades of GWB!)

 
 

I doan really wanna know where the pixie cut is.

 
 

Chris:

Yes it does, though. Anyone can walk up to you, throw you off your soapbox, beat the shit out of you and warn you that they’ll do it again as long as you don’t keep your trap shut and/or say what they want you to. When the government creates cops and courts of law to protect you from that, it’s taking an affirmative step to protect your freedom of speech.

The government doesn’t charge someone with “Violation of Freedom of Speech” if he takes a swing at you for being a Pats fan in New York or for having a liberal bumper sticker in New Hampshire, though. They charge you with assault.

They also tend to charge you at the state level, not the federal level. I can’t think of a federal crime that prohibits someone from engaging in free expression. I can think of quiet a few state crimes that deal with unprovoked attack.

 
 

I believe it was touched on earlier, but it’s a new concept called society.

I didn’t sign no social contract!!!

 
 

1. Cancel Obama Care
2. Let poor people and kids die
3. ???
4. Profit

 
Margaret Thatcher
 

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

 
 

I didn’t sign no social contract!!!

I did and have been dodging the collector ever since.

 
 

I did and have been dodging the collector ever since.

Esteev, can I interest you in free bus tickets to Atlantic City?

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Dodging the collector.

 
 

I did and have been dodging the collector ever since.

You should have held out for rollover minutes.

 
 

Esteev, can I interest you in free bus tickets to Atlantic City?

There’s no such thing as a free bus ticket to Atlantic City!

 
Marion in Savannah
 

1. Cancel Obama Care
2. Let poor people and kids die
3. ???
4. Profit

Judging from what I’ve seen of how insurance companies don’t pay claims, my guess would be that the ??? stands for:

Declare everything else that insured people want treated a pre-existing condition (it happend while you’re alive, and being alive is the pre-existing condition, doncha know), pocket all the premiums, then #4!

 
 

There’s no such thing as a free bus ticket to Atlantic City!

Damn, he’s onto us!

I did and have been dodging the collector ever since.

Sure, you’re dodging the collectors, but the hunters will getcha, and put your ass back on the breadline.

 
 

(it happend while you’re alive, and being alive is the pre-existing condition, doncha know)

As Gene Wolfe put it:

“You think whatever is wrong with you is contagious, then?’

She laughed again. ‘Yes, but you have it already. You caught it from your mother. Death.”

 
 

There’s no such thing as a free bus ticket to Atlantic City!

Free bus tickets to Atlantic City are Theft!!!

 
 

Hell, nobody has figured out that I’m really a tiny sylph-like girl with a pixie cut who uses a “My Little Pony” lunchbox for a purse.

I’m actually big, bad, bald, and a bastard.

 
 

Because no one would use private sector health care as a way to line their own pockets at the expense of others.

Fuck. Putting that guy in charge of anything that involves more money than a lemonade stand is insane.

 
 

Taking the free bus to Atlantic City.

 
 

and,

Using a “My Little Pony” lunchbox.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“I wonder how loud Robert the Maynard would squeal if someone plows into his car and the driver doesn’t have state mandated auto insurance?”

He shouldn’t squeal at all because he wisely paid the insurance company extra for uninsured motorist coverage. Because no-fault policies are socialest.

 
 

Also, rates for Gene Wolfe ref.

Trying to remember the scene, though. Crap. About time to re-read all what, ten of those.

 
 

being alive is the pre-existing condition

How is anyone insured?! Or do they lie and say they’re dead?

 
 

IIRC, Vermont does not mandate auto insurance. Bobby boy had better have that uninsured motorist coverage paid up.

 
 

A former Product Engineer at IBM, he now serves as the Editor of True North Radio website

Can’t even begiin to argue healthcare policy with someone with credentials like that.

 
 

Holding out for rollover minutes.

 
 

Trying to remember the scene, though. Crap. About time to re-read all what, ten of those.

***SPOILER ALERT!!!!!***

It’s a scene set in Thrax, the City of Windowless Rooms, from The Sword of the Lictor.

 
Marion in Savannah
 

How is anyone insured?! Or do they lie and say they’re dead?

The beauty of the thing is that they don’t tell you that’s the pre-existing condition until after you’ve paid for the insurance and try to file a claim.

 
 

Isn’t uninsured motorist coverage to protect your insurance companies butt and not yours?

 
 

“If you or a loved one have suffered a death or injury from an accident call 1-800-theagle.”

 
 

Florida has it’s own category over at FARK.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“Isn’t uninsured motorist coverage to protect your insurance companies butt and not yours?”

It is only needed in states without no-fault insurance. In no-fault your own company pays your claim regardless of who is at fault. The idea is to lower costs by eliminating all the investigation and litigation and yada yada. Where insurance is the more traditional tort based, if the other guy doesn’t have insurance you have to sue him individually. If he doesnt have insurance he probably doesn’t have any money or assets so you’re pretty much fucked.

 
 

Our Jobs Czar at work.

Wait, you need benefits AND wages? You should just be happy you have a job.

 
 

Wait, you need benefits AND wages? You should just be happy you have a job.

LOOOXURY!!!

 
 

LOOOXURY!!!

I can’t wait til I get a job. I mean, there’s nothing like being 30-years-old and taking a entry-level position. If for nothing else just so I can eat something other than gravel soup.

 
 

Our Jobs Czar at work.

Why do you hate The Invisible Hand, Dubious P?

 
 

Why do you hate The Invisible Hand, Dubious P?

Because it never gave him a reacharound.

 
 

Hell, nobody has figured out that I’m really a tiny sylph-like girl with a pixie cut

I don’t want to make assumptions, but I think this will probably make N_B’s assignment a tad more enjoyable

 
 

I didn’t sign no social contract!!!

It’s just as well, since, despite all the talk about the importance of the market and contracts, the other signees on the capital side decided to unilaterally abrogate the damn thing back around 1984. It sort of slipped their mind to notify labor, who learned about it the hard way.

 
 

kg, that FUCKING SUCKS.

 
 

Because it never gave him a reacharound.

Capitalism: You’re Doing It Wrong

[A big fuck you to WP]

 
 

Speaking of Czars, sounds like a Republican.

Nicholas II was a deeply conservative ruler and maintained a strict authoritarian system. Individuals and society in general were expected to show self-restraint, devotion to community, deference to the social hierarchy, and a sense of duty to country. Religious faith helped bind all of these tenets together as a source of comfort and reassurance in the face of difficult conditions and as a means of political authority exercised through the clergy.

 
 

[A big fuck you to WP]

With no reacharound!

 
 

I wonder how much money GE spends to avoid taxes, and how much the difference between what benefits union members currently have and the ones GE wants them to take?

Incidentally, how are the supply-siders going to explain this shit? I thought less taxes were good for American workers?

 
 

Individuals and society in general were expected to show self-restraint,
By protesting with automatic weapons

devotion to community,
By shooting people at church

deference to the social hierarchy,
By being rich assholes

and a sense of duty to country.
By being a fucking liar.

 
 

Incidentally, how are the supply-siders going to explain this shit? I thought less taxes were good for American workers?

They don’t have to explain it- the goddamn media never seems to question their assumptions.

 
 

Because it never gave him a reacharound.

Less the lack of reacharound so much as the presence of fisting.

 
 

Maynard Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.

 
 

They don’t have to explain it- the goddamn media never seems to question their assumptions.

So frustrating. I ask myself (or my cat) at LEAST once a when “When the fuck did supply-side bullshit start being accepted as *fact*?” GRRR.

 
 

a very good case can be made that the free market sector approach actually addresses these concerns more effectively.”

Which are you going to believe, my good case or your lying empirical evidence?

 
 

RenewAmerica is a “grassroots organization that supports the ‘Declarationist’ ideals of Alan Keyes.

Huzzah!

 
 

OT – I gotta say that reading The Swankstah is like a big hit of nitrous oxide straight from the tank: Is that dizziness on account of the drug or oxygen deprivation?

God Himself came back from the dead due to God Himself bringing Himself back from the dead, just as He had said.
[…]
Since God Himself is the source of Truth, then Almighty present tense will work out His future tense resurrection dawn miracle in your life.

I’ll put my money on oxygen deprivation.

 
 

Which are you going to believe, my good case or your lying empirical evidence?

It’s like we’re all in this insane abusive relationship with rich people and they’re gaslighting the fuck out of us.

 
 

Less the lack of reacharound so much as the presence of fisting.

You’re a “glass half empty” guy, unlike noted sunny-day optimist Dick Cheney.

“When the fuck did supply-side bullshit start being accepted as *fact*?”

When huge multinationals done eated the entire media world, which makes me depressed at kg’s brewery story…

Hey, at least stinging nettles are free… and delicious!

 
 

Can you make beer out of them?

 
 

a very good case can be made that ..

Some people say
It has been reported
According to polls
Sources tell me
I’m hearing reports of

 
 

My local brewery has been ated by AB. wow.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-goose-island-poll,0,3556552,post.poll

Goose Island? NOOOOOOOOO

 
 

Can you make beer out of them?
Can’t make GF beer without ’em!

 
 

God Himself came back from the dead due to God Himself bringing Himself back from the dead, just as He had said.

How does one write that, then read that, then still believe that?

 
 

a very good case can be made that ..

It’s phrased to imply…

 
 

“God Himself came back from the dead due to God Himself bringing Himself back from the dead, just as He had said.

How does one write that, then read that, then still believe that?”

Well, after creating a universe, resurrection is child’s play.

 
 

RenewAmerica is a “grassroots organization that supports the ‘Declarationist’ ideals of Alan Keyes.

I prefer the “Declarationist” ideals of Tim Powers.

 
 

Esteev, they’re channeling Monty Python –

And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once at the number three, being the third number to be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.”

 
 

Breaking News:

Thunder’s takeover of the blogosphere is continuing apace!

 
 

lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy
foe

LOLZ

 
 

I keep thinking that as we move towards having the basics covered by government – shouldn’t this lower the mean cost to businesses to hire employees, as an offset to the number of employees snapped up to provide these services?

 
 

I keep thinking that as we move towards having the basics covered by government – shouldn’t this lower the mean cost to businesses to hire employees, as an offset to the number of employees snapped up to provide these services?

But it would give the employees greater ability to switch jobs, or to start their own businesses.

It’s not about cost, it’s about control.

 
 

You’re a “glass half empty” guy,

More like “ass half full”, as it were. Apparently there’s more.

The fisting is bad enough, but when they ask you to set their watch while they’re at it, it’s a bit much.

 
 

It’s not about cost, it’s about control.

Which also helps keep costs down, ultimately. You’re willing to put up with lower wages and longer hours if it means you can keep your health insurance.

 
 

Other things we are not automatically born with:
A roof over our heads.
Running water
Clean air

Your right to clean water and air extends only as far as some Galtian superman’s right to generate pollution.

 
 

no-fault insurance means having to pay higher insurance for being a pedestrian.

 
 

You’re willing to put up with lower wages and longer hours if it means you can keep your health insurance.

A guy I know has been putting up with this crap for two years running. The multinational he works for just dinged his salary 6%, and his response to to be surly and to stop wearing “dress shoes”.

Fuck…

 
 

Other things we are not automatically born with:
A roof over our heads.
Running water
Clean air

But just try to walk around naked, and see what Big Government does…

WOLVERINES NAKED MOLE RATS!!!!

 
 

A guy I know has been putting up with this crap for two years running.

I would have quit my job when I went to grad school if it wasn’t for the fact that I have pre-existing conditions and needed the health insurance.

 
 

Anyone can walk up to you, throw you off your soapbox, beat the shit out of you and warn you that they’ll do it again as long as you don’t keep your trap shut and/or say what they want you to. When the government creates cops and courts of law to protect you from that, it’s taking an affirmative step to protect your freedom of speech.

Well, now, Chris, the cops and courts in this case are affirmatively protecting you from being assaulted and battered. The free speech rights aren’t at issue in this criminal assault prosecution, because it wasn’t a government law or policy that you be assaulted for your views. If it were, I doubt the police would have done anything about it, but it would also be egregiously unconstitutional.

I think the key to all of this “rights” versus “services” is that if a government does provide health care, say, in the form of single payer or government run clinics, it is easily transmutable into a right. I’m all for it.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“But it would give the employees greater ability to switch jobs, or to start their own businesses.

It’s not about cost, it’s about control.”

I cant be added to find the link to the very interesting story on NPR (though it may have been an APM or PRI show) where the guy talks about the Finns or maybe Swedes or maybe even the dreaded Norsk being the most entrepreneurial in the world. For one thing, he said, having a safety network enables them to start their businesses without the risk of having to sell the kids to medical research. For another, becuase they domt pay ridiculous salaries, the only way to get rich is to start your own business.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

FYautoorrect.

 
 

dunno. I would argue that the Magna Carta was an early declaration of human rights, and I would also argue that 1215 is not very recent

So, after 50,000 years of human social development, 500 years ago is a long time? I dunno, TTS.

 
 

It’s about shivving teh poor. In teh Socialest Utopia to teh North, we’ve gots our fancy gubmint healthcare and I believe two of the major political parties are including pony rides in their election platforms. Our minimum wage is higher than yours, but your 1337 professionals and MBA-havers &c. make multiples of what ours do.

 
 

It’s not about cost, it’s about control.

Very similar to what I said in rebuttal to the “We didn’t go to war in Iraq for the oil. If we wanted Iraq’s oil we could’ve just bought it” argument.

The oligarchs are willing to spend money if at the end of the day they have control, because they know they will certainly make back many multiples of their investment.

This also explains why they spend so much to buy elections.

 
 

So, after 50,000 years of human social development, 500 years ago is a long time? I dunno, TTS.

Right to Asylum dates back a millenia and a half, presumption of innocence is about three times that age. Finding data on the status of human rights before recorded history begins has its own unique problems.

That said, both sanctuary and due process are things that governments aren’t bound by any more – what with the existential threat to civilization and all.

 
 

This also explains why they spend so much to buy elections.

See the Rick Scott link above.

 
 

The oligarchs are willing to spend money if at the end of the day they have control, because they know they will certainly make back many multiples of their investment.

I don’t understand.

 
 

“But it would give the employees greater ability to switch jobs, or to start their own businesses.

It’s not about cost, it’s about control.”

I cant be added to find the link to the very interesting story on NPR (though it may have been an APM or PRI show) where the guy talks about the Finns or maybe Swedes or maybe even the dreaded Norsk being the most entrepreneurial in the world. For one thing, he said, having a safety network enables them to start their businesses without the risk of having to sell the kids to medical research. For another, becuase they domt pay ridiculous salaries, the only way to get rich is to start your own business.

I heard that, too, it was fascinating. This isn’t the link, but here’s a big write-up on the effect in Norway from Inc. magazine a couple months ago. Of course, that doesn’t remove the control issue but reinforces it; no matter how much established companies talk up the free market, there’s nothing they hate so much as free and fair competition.

 
 

So, after 50,000 years of human social development, 500 years ago is a long time? I dunno, TTS.

It’s 1715? ;-p

 
Enlightened Liberal
 

OMFG, Ayers roped teh wingnuts in again.
http://www.memeorandum.com/110328/p9#a110328p9

The fact that Ayers was joking about writing “Dreams of my Father” only proves that Obama is a secret Muslim terrarist fathered by Malcolm X.

 
 

It’s 1715?

The Repubs are aiming at 1665 – as long as they have access to escape the great plague – but will settle for 1715.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Aha!

Max Chafkin has a fantastic story in Inc magazine about how to structure an economy so as to encourage entrepreneurship, full employment, and general happiness and contentment, all while drastically reducing inequality. It’s easy, in fact: all you need to do is become Norway.

http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/incs_excellent_story_on_entrep.php

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Me so sorry, thread. Me no mean to kill you.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

I gotta tell ya, N__B, I’m less than enthused about your new layout. It just doesn’t work well on the iPad. I was trying to find your Triangle Panty, er, Shirtwaist post but I bailed after the difficulty of doing so.

 
 

Ok, but can we check David Vitter’s diapers for poop first?

VS, we’ll let you handle that assignment. You need to practice that.

 
 

Just on a related note …

 
 

Ok, but can we check David Vitter’s diapers for poop first?
Florida Senate panel approves plan to drug test welfare recipients

In other news, the Governor has a side-line in selling drug tests.

 
 

“VS, we’ll let you handle that assignment. You need to practice that”

I’ll leave that to all the fine escorts in DC. Now I gotta go vomit.

 
 

a very good case can be made that ..

Some people say
It has been reported
According to polls
Sources tell me
I’m hearing reports of

Diplomats Say
A prose poem by Barbara Crossette

By Barbara Crossette

Diplomats and United Nations officials said today,
officials and diplomats here said.
Diplomats and officials here say
the experts added.

The diplomats and officials said
some relief experts said
diplomats said,
it is widely assumed here among officials and diplomats.

Diplomats from several countries said
one diplomat remarked:
Officials said
diplomats said.

Officials of the oil program… said
diplomats said.

(h/t http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2652, and FYWP.)

 
 

See the Rick Scott link above.

Worst Rickroll EVER!!!

 
 

What kind of fucking dipshit Alaskan puts a Confederate flag on his truck?

 
 

What kind of fucking dipshit Alaskan puts a Confederate flag on his truck?

While living in a state that sucks off the government teat to a HUGE degree.

 
 

While living in a state that sucks off the government teat to a HUGE degree.

Well, that’s most red states. But yeah, they’re the most egregious by far.

 
 

Be quiet you libs, Alaska has always rebeledd against the govorment- Free Market!

Over the opposition of oil companies, Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Alaska’s Legislature last year approved a major increase in taxes on the oil industry — a step that has generated stunning new wealth for the state as oil prices soared.

 
 

From 2008

 
 

I gotta tell ya, N__B, I’m less than enthused about your new layout. It just doesn’t work well on the iPad.

This is WP’s idea: an iPad-only layout. VS loved it, I’m neutral to it.

I’ve turned it off for now. Normal browsing may now commence.

 
 

the possibility is hereby mentioned that Fenwick was never actually Fenwick at all, but either another person of the same name or an impostor.

Thread needs moar Flann O’Brien shout-outs.

 
 

Wish I was in the land of cot…ton?

 
 

To borrow a phrase from all the NERDS here, I “RATE” for the iPad layout. I dig it.

 
 

he possibility is hereby mentioned that Fenwick was never actually Fenwick at all, but either another person of the same name or an impostor.

I’m pretty sure he’s here using yet another name. I mean, the odds are good.

 
 

Is one allowed to converse among oneselves using more than one noms de plumage?

 
 

Is one allowed to converse among oneselves using more than one noms de plumage?

No. Pro-Keds only.

 
 

Is one allowed to converse among oneselves using more than one noms de plumage?

It’s definitely ok for you, Herr Doktor. You know I’m a fangirl!

 
 

Why would you want to eat feathers?

 
 

I am adamantly opposed to multiple noms de plumage.

The potential for scandalous abuse is far too great.
~

 
 

scandalous abuse

If you don’t stop picking at them, they’ll never heal.

 
 

But…every time I see “the old rusted-out camper” I giggle.

 
 

Most trusted name in journalism.
~

 
 

OT: I think we should all chip in to make sure M. is not eating Soylent Green. Or in this case, Yellow.

 
 

What kind of fucking dipshit Alaskan puts a Confederate flag on his truck?

Sarah Palin’s husband?

 
 

Most trusted name in journalism.

You’re getting all sorts of linky love from Eschaton and Crooks and Liars.

Pretty soon, you’ll have an entourage!

 
 

What kind of fucking dipshit Alaskan puts a Confederate flag on his truck?

Applies to Canadians.

 
 

Scandalising the abuse

Also, from above:

Putting ‘that guy’ in charge.

 
 

Applies to Canadians.

Wait, what? That happens?

 
 

WP nommed my plume

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Beer-related OT:

Sucks about Goose Island (was that in this thread, or t’other? Sorry, I’ve been catching up). I had one of their beers recently and enjoyed it 🙁

There’s another fancy beer/food dinner coming up soon here in Corvallis. I hesitate to post details, for fear that all of the remaining spots will be filled by the other Oregon Sadlies and I won’t get in…

 
 

Applies to Canadians.

People apply Confederate flag stickers to Canadians?

RUDE.

 
 

I hesitate to post details, for fear that all of the remaining spots will be filled by the other Oregon Sadlies and I won’t get in…

You aren’t on the VIP list?

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

You aren’t on the VIP list?

Sadly, no.

 
 

What kind of Oregon Beer Snob are you?

 
 

You know who else wasn’t on the VIP list, right?

 
 

I heard Hitler took his cousin to the prom, too. *nods solemnly*

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

What kind of Oregon Beer Snob are you?

I’m of the “not-snobbish-at-all” and “not-on-the-VIP-list” variety. We’re exceedingly rare.

 
 

BBBB has a post up about the Bronx Zoo Cobra (free range).

The Bronx Zoo Cobra’s twitter feed:

Just FYI, I’ve had it with Samuel L. Jackson too.
26 minutes ago via web

# Dear @CharlieSheen, know what’s better than tiger’s blood? Cobra venom. #winning #snakeonthetown Also I’m 20 inches long. Just sayin’.
4 minutes ago via web

 
 

Thunder, you gonna be watching the king’s Prezit’s speech?

Accompanied by copious amounts of booze?

 
humbert dinglepencker
 

Asshat’s never read any books on the Romans. The grain dole existed long before the republic fell into civil war, and existed long after the establishment of the principate. Not until Social Security has there been as successful a social program. And having grain was considered a RIGHT to Roman citizens, and had absolutely nothing to do with the powers-that-were….until something interrupted that grain supply…

 
 

I’m going to the store to buy some booze. (Well, wine, really…)

Mission Accomplished!!!!

Do I really need to watch it? Will he land on an aircraft carrier?
~

 
 

Quite late to the party, but let me go back on topic:

The other reason for such a rejection was the obvious fact that government does not own that which it would distribute. In order to distribute the goods demanded by a positive rights approach, the government would have to first confiscate them from someone. This is not only a threat to liberty in general and property rights in particular, it posses a dire threat to the social order. What happens here is that one group of citizens is encouraged to lobby for the state to take from another group of citizens so the can gain at the other’s expense. This creates a war of one sector of society against another and breeds envy and resentment, thus making the compassionate community impossible.

It’s quite striking how he’s summed up not only the pay-for-play corporate lobbying culture that allows the nation’s largest corporation to not only pay no taxes but get billions in subsidies from that other group of citizens – that would be, US – but also the war on the unions in those two sentences. But it’s the last phrase that’s the kicker:

…thus making the compassionate community impossible.

Which is shorthand for “since you peons don’t show proper gratitude for the crumbs from our table, don’t come crying to us about all the things you can’t afford on your wages. Luxuries like medical care. You’ve got a flat screen TV – buy your own damn medical care!”

 
 

OMFZGETC!! Jonah supposed to be on WMAL radio (surely it’s streamable, but Fat Boy can’t be bothered to twit an address) guest-hosting!

Tune in tmrw on WMAL for my guest-host premier. Guests to include: @jaketapper @AndrewBreitbart @larry_kudlow & Steve Hayward.

Shoot me now!

 
 

Don’t get too excited, The Prez has pre-empted Jonah. Har har.

 
 

OK OBS, spill. I probably won’t be able to make it anyway but good food and good beer make life better.

 
 

Welp, that just further proves @jaketapper’s douchery.

I know I’ve said this before…but I still can’t figure out why he blocked me on Twitter. It hurt.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

making the compassionate community impossible.

Nah, doesn’t work…..

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Yeah, Corvallis is way the fuck down there in the boonies and there are no interesting roads between here and there and besides, I’d have to get a room, prolly. So give us the goods and we shall be appropriately green with Soyl … er, envy.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

OK OBS, spill. I probably won’t be able to make it anyway but good food and good beer make life better.

Ok, since you asked so nicely. It’s a dinner of some rare-ish Sierra Nevada beers (along with some other intermission beers) paired with food from the sous chef at Gathering Together Farm. Here are the details (and you should get on the Corvallis Brewing Supply mailing list so you hear about these things!):

Welcome — Glissade, Golden Bock, Sierra Nevada Brewing.

First Course —
Imperial Helles Bock, collaboration with Ken, Charlie and Fred, released May 2010.
Parsnip puree, braised greens, pork belly confit, helles gastrique

Intermission Beer: T.B.A. Homebrew

Second Course —
Grand Cru, blend of Oak-aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale and fresh Pale ale, blended and dry-hopped. Released October 2010
Wood fired roasted potato, boudin blanc (chicken/pork sausage), kraut

Intermission Beer — Anchor Brewing, Porter

Third Course —
Robust Black Porter, Fritz and Ken’s Ale, released March 2010.
Country pâtè (pork), pickled onion, mustard, baguette

Intermission Beer — Sierra Nevada, Hoptimum, Imperial India Pale Ale

Fourth Course —
Black Barley Wine, Jack McAuliffe of New Albion Brewery, released July 2010
Barley wine float with raisin ice cream and bourbon glaze

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
4:30 – 7:00ish

If you are interested in joining us, please pre-pay at Corvallis Brewing Supply before Saturday, April 2nd. Cost is $50.00 per person which includes gratuity.

Sounds like it’s unlikely to suck. I hope to be there.

 
 

Never fucking mind. “tmrw” must mean “tomorrow.”

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

And with that I’m going across the street for a beer. Note that I am not striding with short purposeful strides.

 
 

Good rant.

Thanks for posting that, M. Bouffant. That was inspired.

 
 

Note that I am not striding with short purposeful strides.

Random walk, I hope.

 
 

WP nommed my plume

Plume de ton taint?

 
 

Our founders rejected the notion of positive rights for two reasons.

And they say liberals are trying to take away guns…

 
 

I’m so ready to move to oregon, esp with all the wonderful food, beer and other festivities going on there.

Sad about Goose Island but there are some other interesting breweries in Chicago, not limited to HalfAcre and Two Brothers.

Boy is that a cute baby, N_B. I’ve got one of similar age (I think) and I’m lovin it.

 
 

Wow, thanks for the info. I will get on that e-mail list for sure. Don’t know if I can make this one, though.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Random walk, I hope.

Non-random walk there, random walk home.

kg said,

March 29, 2011 at 2:40

I’m so ready to move to oregon, esp with all the wonderful food, beer and other festivities going on there.

Don’t do it. It’s really quite awful, what with the liberalocity and good beer and great food and awesome scenery and liberalness and such as. Terrible place to be.

You should visit though.

 
 

BronxZoosCobra

Forgot DWTS is tonight! Someone DVR it for me. Want to watch Ralph Macchio go down for what he did to Cobra Kai Dojo.
#snakeonthetown
about 1 hour ago via web

 
 

BronxZoosCobra

oh, camper! u always know how to make me laff!

 
 

Big Bad Bald Bastard:

RenewAmerica is a “grassroots organization that supports the ‘Declarationist’ ideals of Alan Keyes.

I prefer the “Declarationist” ideals of Tim Powers.

Wow! Another fan of Declare! What a fantastic book that is. I met Tim Powers briefly at a Mythopoeic Society conference and he was one of the nicest authors I’ve ever gushed over. Looking forward with great excitement now to the new “Pirates” movie, although it can’t possibly be as good as On Stranger Tides.

 
 

I hate it when people who have never been without healthcare, who have never known the fear of becoming sick or having an accident, speak about denying healthcare to others as if it were like denying a fat child a candy bar.

I hope Fenwick is ok. I guess sending a card is impossible, unless F of F blows his cover.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Just saw ittdgy at Wonkette.

Who is going to give the Democratic response to Obama’s speech?

Snorted out loud. Then felt a little bad about that. Then got over it.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“You’re welcome to visit Oregon, but please don’t stay.”
Former Gov. Tom MCall

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

‘Course, imma dick. I moved here.

 
 

Much like the bumper stickers in Cali in the ’80s:

“Welcome to California. Now go home.”

And of course the Oregonians had a good one at that time too:

“Don’t Californicate Oregon”

I love interstate rivalry.

 
 

kg, bummer about Goose Island. I was very fond of their oatmeal stout. It worked really well in Irish stew, as well as tasting mighty good.

Have you been to the Haymarket Pub & Brewery? I’m planning to get over to Chicago – I live in Des Moines, and I was really hoping for that train the Republicans screwed – if I can find someone to drive me there. Haven’t been to Chicago in years.

“You’re welcome to visit Oregon, but please don’t stay.”
Former Gov. Tom MCall

Sounds like Washington state, as well. Also, re the cornfedrut flag on the Alaska truck, I saw a lot of stars & bars when I lived in Washington, particularly if you got even a little way out of the Seattle area, especially east of the cascades. Eastern Wash is basically Idaho.

 
 

Haymarket Beer Menu Okay, now I’m craving a beer. Sadly, No! always makes me crave a beer, sooner or later.

 
 

Well, I thought I done kilt the post, but due to the lapse between Whale Chowder’s post and mine, I’m not gonna blame myself. Mr. Thread, he dead.

 
 

Don’t Oregon-ize California, bitchezzz!!

 
 

Don’t Florida Florida!

 
 

Floridation is a Conspiracy!!

 
 

Protect our precious swampy fluids!

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

g said,
March 28, 2011 at 15:16

I just had a routine checkup, which included drawing some blood for some routine labwork.
I got the bill from the lab. $920.00 for the labwork.
My insurance paid $500.00
So now I owe $420, for the privilege of knowing that I’m a little deficient in vitamin D, and a little high in cholesterol.

Holy Mary Buggeryfuck! When I had my Amusing Brain Episode last year, I had all sorts of things including X-rays, blood tests, encephalograms, and an MRI that scared the bejeesus out of me, and the whole lot cost me sweet fuck-all, and that’s without insurance (which I did shortly purchase, lo, because I got a job and had readies with which to pay of sudden, like).

But this is down here in the uncivilised antipodes, where everyone is called Bruce, not yer actual Centre of Civilisation where health isn’t a right but shootin’ is.

Bloody hellfire, those people are stupid – how could anything that walks upright object to a better (and cheaper) healthcare system?

 
 

those people are stupid – how could anything that walks upright object to a better (and cheaper) healthcare system?

Tautology is tautology. And a belated welcome back.

 
 

As the Roman Empire was changing from a Republic to an Empire, the Caesars would hand out grain to the masses so that they were loyal to him, rather than the Roman Senate

having to stretch a long way back for evidence… now which Ceasers were socialist……. Caligula was defiantly a conservative

 
 

the Caesars would hand out grain to the masses so that they were loyal to him, rather than the Roman Senate

It would be dumb to give grain to the Senate – it was full of rich men.

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

It would be dumb to give grain to the Senate – it was full of rich men.

If they’re anything like today’s Senators, they could do with a little roughage in their diets.

And oh, do so love that BronxZoosCobra – my boss has recently become a Twit, so I might get him to follow so’s I can read.

 
 

The language at S,N! has been tame and uninventive in Alison’s absence.

 
 

If they’re anything like today’s Senators, they could do with a little roughage in their diets.

ROUGHAGIST!

And oh, do so love that BronxZoosCobra

Eh. Wake me when an elephant escapes and is trampling cars on the Cross-Bronx.

 
 

Reading through and answering yesterday’s mail as it were –

Zifnab said,
March 28, 2011 at 18:46

and

Howlin Wolfe said,
March 28, 2011 at 21:21

Good points, thanks for the reminder. But I’d maintain that whatever name it goes by, the practical effect is to protect your free speech rights (assault and batter laws similarly protect a bunch of other constitutional rights) and that you wouldn’t have them if the government simply left you alone.

For that matter, if you move the discussion to assault and battery, do you have a “right” not to be assaulted and battered? If so, where (legally speaking) does it come from? And would it have any meaning if the government didn’t agree not only not to assault and batter you, but also to make sure no one else did so either?

 
 

The fact is, special rights is what Hitler wanted for Nazis. Also, stop the class warfare, rich people work hard and give everyone jobs, if you treat them poorly and demoneyes them they might leave.

 
 

if you treat them poorly and demoneyes them they might leave.
a consummation devoutly to be wished.

 
 

Demoneyes has me wondering: real or fake?

 
 

Demoneyes has me wondering: real or fake?
Sounds a little forced to my ear. I say fake Gary.

 
 

Demoneyes is my nu metal band name.

 
 

But this is down here in the uncivilised antipodes

Could you please explain to me what podes ever did to make you people hate them so.

 
 

Demoneyes is my nu metal band name

Count DeMoneyes on harpsichord.

 
Thread Not Bare, Thread Dead
 

Wow, tagfail and threadkill all in one post!!! I’m the new champeeen!

 
 

I’m glad to see Alison back too, also.

 
 

It would be dumb to give grain to the Senate – it was full of rich men.

With one exception

Wow! Another fan of Declare! What a fantastic book that is. I met Tim Powers briefly at a Mythopoeic Society conference and he was one of the nicest authors I’ve ever gushed over

The Anubis Gates is one of my all time favorite books- the narrative is so tight, one could poke it in one place, and the whole story would jiggle, like a Jello mold.

 
 

Oh, yes! Alison! Did I say hi? If not, welcome back!

the narrative is so tight, one could poke it in one place, and the whole story would jiggle, like a Jello mold.

That sounds dirty.

 
 

That sounds dirty.

When viewed through a dirty prism!

Oh, and welcome back, Alison. When I’m stuck working a graveyard shift, I needs mah antipodean friends.

 
 

When viewed through a dirty prism!

Look. I ran out of Windex, okay?

 
 

I ran out of Windex, okay?

Then what do you use as a dessert topping?

 
 

And would it have any meaning if the government didn’t agree not only not to assault and batter you, but also to make sure no one else did so either?

I don’t know how it goes in your town but judging by the Seattle PD, it’s more like the government reserves the right to assault and batter you to itself.

 
 

Also, welcome back Allison. I agree with Smut*, we need more antipodean lingo ’round here. Plus insight.

On health insurance: A friend of mine was just telling me about his employer’s insurance company’s position on colonoscopies: You can get one every ten years and they’ll cover the cost as “preventive medicine.” However, if they find anything (like a polyp) and have to remove it, it stops being “preventive” and isn’t covered. HIs mom died of colon cancer so he’s at higher risk — too bad for him because his insurance won’t cover it. Soooo fucked up but people just don’t see it.

I love America. It’s Americans that bug me.

 
 

Triple post? Don’t mind if I do.

First, “Alison” not “Allison.” Yep I haz spelung skillz.

Second, belated *: I agree with smut in all the meanings of “smut.”

 
 

NOW it’s dead.

 
 

You can get one every ten years and they’ll cover the cost as “preventive medicine.” However, if they find anything (like a polyp) and have to remove it, it stops being “preventive” and isn’t covered.

The whole “health” insurance industry needs to be terminated with extreme prejudice (a pre-existing judgment). The damn mafia has better business ethics.

 
 

NOW it’s dead.

Silly boy, threads never die.

Hell, each thread is really three or four threads.

 
 

You can get one every ten years

It seems to me – I am not a medical professional, of course – that one needs to evacuate a bit more frequently than that.

 
 

Hell, each thread is really three or four threads

We could start calling them “comment braids”, or maybe “comment macrame”.

 
 

People really need to stop torturing me with their babies.

 
 

We could start calling them “comment braids”, or maybe “comment macrame”.

Oh, what a tangled web we braid, when e’er a snarky comment’s made.

 
 

People really need to stop torturing me with their babies.

“Baby Boarding” is not considered torture.

 
 

Ding dong the thread is dead,
Which old thread,
Puns on bread?
Ding dong the braided thread is dead!
Loafers.

 
 

Puns on bread?
Ding dong the braided thread is dead!

Challah if you think the thread’s dead!

 
 

“Baby Boarding” is not considered torture.

It is if your body is like, “OMG YOU’RE BARREN!!!! AND YOU’RE GETTING OLDER BY THE SECOND!!!” I do not like being hold hostage to my hormones.

Also, baby boarding…awwww. Er, I mean…those stupid poop machines need to stay AWAY.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Hell, each thread is really three or four threads

We could start calling them “comment braids”, or maybe “comment macrame”.

More appropriately we could call them “threads” and redub the formerly called thread as a comment process.

/CS_geek

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Oh, sorry. I was supposed to leaven things up.

 
 

“Baby Boarding” is not considered torture.

This reminds me of the time I had my oldest “up on jacks,” holding him over my head while he squealed with delight. This particular time, he had just eaten his meal of gallons of breast milk (so it seemed to Mrs. Chowder). In all the excitement and tummy-squeezing, he hurked up a goodly amount of said milk, right into my ear.

This remains a family legend and a source of great amusement to Mrs. C.

 
 

Silly boy, threads never die.

Hell, each thread is really three or four threads.

Beautiful braids/friendship bracelets* tapestries we’re weaving here! *sniff*

*You are all my BFF’s!

 
 

We could start calling them “comment braids”, or maybe “comment macrame”.

Hmmmm… Braid Bear… Macrame Bear… Nope, sorry, that’s a lousy idea.

 
 

Way OT, I just opened two large pieces of wild hog that I was gifted with and I’ll tell you what, they are really nice. My friend’s division of the bureaucracy was tasked with removing the feral hogs from a small barrier island up by Savannah and, fortunately, a lot of the good ones were well butchered and put in the freezer. I picked up a load of hickory and white oak for the smoker this morning and I’m going to try and out do the smoke from the upwind forest fires.

 
 

We could start calling them “comment braids”, or maybe “comment macrame”.

Goddammit. [/day ruined]

 
 

fortunately, a lot of the good ones were well butchered and put in the freezer. I picked up a load of hickory and white oak for the smoker this morning and I’m going to try and out do the smoke from the upwind forest fires.

If you’re in the Savannah are, I can be there in about nine hours. I’ll bring beer!

 
Lurking Canadian
 

More appropriately we could call them “threads” and redub the formerly called thread as a comment process.

Would that make DKW’s mom the shared stack?

/Childish and tasteless CS geek

 
 

Would that make DKW’s mom the shared stack?

She’s more of a heap.

/Yet another childish geek (but I repeat myself)

 
 

This reminds me of the time I had my oldest “up on jacks,” holding him over my head while he squealed with delight. This particular time, he had just eaten his meal of gallons of breast milk (so it seemed to Mrs. Chowder). In all the excitement and tummy-squeezing, he hurked up a goodly amount of said milk, right into my ear

this happened with my daughter when she was a babby and my brother…except it went right in his mouth…being the sister that i am, i made him wait until i got the camera…

 
 

She’s talking about the royal wedding. AGAIN.

 
 

If you’re in the Savannah are, I can be there in about nine hours. I’ll bring beer!

I’m closer to you that that, down by Okefenokee. There’ll be a house and yard full of acoustic musicians here all weekend…. and I already made the beer, 40L of a Fuller’s style London ale, cask conditioned. Any Sadlies within reach are welcome.

 
 

She also just pronounced “rapport” “rap. port.”

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“If you’re in the Savannah are, I can be there in about nine hours. I’ll bring beer!”

Just about the time it would be ready.

Would that make DKW’s mom the shared stack?

She’s more of a heap.
.

There has to a context switching joke to throw in but I can’t think of one. So I’ll just say that she doesn’t require much cache.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Tag fail. You can figure it out.

 
 

She’s more of a heap.

Oh yeah! Well WC, your mom has so much going in and out, no one bothers to check what order things should go.

 
 

The rap port is a legacy interface for phat beats and mad flow.

 
 

Andrew Breitbart SILENCED!

Radical groups like Color Of Change want to silence the political speech of anyone who doesn’t agree with them. You’ve felt the frustration watching them preach “tolerance” one minute and then shut down views they don’t like the next. Now’s your chance to do something about it!

Today, Color of Change is gloating over their “victory” in pressuring the Huffington Post to remove Andrew Breitbart from their front page.

Brought to you by “Andrew Breitbart Presents Big Journalism”.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Silencing the Breitbart

 
 

Silencing the Breitbart

More like – Brietbart Spouting Off.

 
 

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

 
 

That may be worse that N_B linking to mike Bloomberg’s crotch.

 
 

All right, fellas. How’s this:

“Amendment I: All Christians shall be free to worship as they please; others need not bother. All right-thinking people shall have the right to say whatever they want in the forum or broadsheet of their choice and nobody, not even the printer the pamphlet shall be able to stop them. All wrong thinking people can…” For fuck’s sake! Who’s the cut-up who wrote put in “can jump in the Delaware”? Hamilton? Jay?

Fuck it. That’s it. We’re starting again!

 
 

My condolences to our antipodean halfling friends. You did give Sri Lanka a bit of a fright there though.

 
 

Fuck it. That’s it. We’re starting again!

WE’LL DO IT LIVE!

 
 

That may be worse that N_B linking to mike Bloomberg’s crotch.

“Linking”

 
 

Today, Color of Change is gloating over their “victory” in pressuring the Huffington Post to remove Andrew Breitbart from their front page.

Pressuring the post.

 
 

Huffing the post

 
 

You did give Sri Lanka a bit of a fright there though.

The liquor store I was in this morning had it on the big screen and I felt like pulling up a chair.

 
 

LIVE BLOGGING THE BILL OF RIGHTS!

13:47 Hamilton has shown up in the window brandishing duelling pistols
13:52 Team Virginia making obscene gestures. Perhaps waving a powdered wig in front of your crotch in order to bait your political enemise should be considered “cruel and unusual punishment”
13:55 Kenyan gentleman has appeared out of nowhere and insists on a “right to health care and arugula”

 
 

Arugula killed the thread. Stupid bitter greens.

 
 

They made Jesse Ventura gooberinator of Minnesota, too.
~

 
 

BronxZoosCobra

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Temple of Dendur really kicks some asp.
#snakeonthetown
about 2 hours ago via web

 
 

Adrian and David summed up politics quite nicely over 20 years ago with this simple line:

The left wing’s broken and the right’s insane.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Would that make DKW’s mom the shared stack?

There’s definitely a lot of POKEing going on. I don’t want a PEEK.

 
 

There’s definitely a lot of POKEing going on. I don’t want a PEEK.

Just RAM it in there.

(Yes, I know, not the same thing, but I’m not geeky enough to keep up otherwise.)

 
 

Today, Color of Change is gloating over their “victory” in pressuring the Huffington Post to remove Andrew Breitbart from their front page.

It was the Free Market that silenced the asshole- I vowed never to visit the woo-laden sweatshop site while Breitbart had a soapbox there.

Not even if our Mr Tripp had a piece up… well, maybe then.

 
 

Well WC, your mom has so much going in and out, no one bothers to check what order things should go.

At least my mom doesn’t go dual-core, if you know what I mean.*

*…and I think you do.

 
 

Oh yeah OBS, well your mom’s memory architecture is file allocation table. That’s right, she’s FAT.

 
Lurking Canadian
 

Not even if our Mr Tripp had a piece up

From this one sentence fragment, I predict lots of big bad bald men to be eaten by zombies in the sequel.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Pupienus Maximus said,

March 29, 2011 at 5:54

‘Course, imma dick. I moved here

We must stop illegal Roman immigration! Stop tikn ur jawbs!

 
 

That’s right, she’s FAT.

Well yours is SCSI.

 
 

We must stop illegal Roman immigration!

If you let the Romans in today, the Visigoths will be trying to get in tomorrow.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Her swapper is thrashing.

 
 

Media Matters is the KGB of the left.

Soooooooooooooooomebody has problems with reading comprehension!

 
 

“This is the hatred and the attack dog-style that the left specializes in.”

You don’t love me. You just love my hatred and attack dog-style.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Runaway dick seeks.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Her pipes are non-blocking, we can give her that.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Oh yeah OBS, well your mom’s memory architecture is file allocation table. That’s right, she’s FAT.

Ur mom’s so fat, she applied to the ISO for a format with larger file size limit

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Incredibly B BIOIOIOS

 
 

From this one sentence fragment, I predict lots of big bad bald men to be eaten by zombies in the sequel.

Note to self… pick up a kanabo.

Media Matters is the KGB of the left.

They really hate it when their hateful bullshit is held up to scrutiny.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

She _is_the jump table.

 
 

Master Boot Record Fault.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Pass her a thunk.

 
 

Certainly Media Matters is lapsing into immoral activities

Immoral doggy-style activities.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

She runs on actor’s microcode if you know what I mean….

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

I’m kind of curious how long I can keep this up. So is she.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Please, no one say a word about her core dumps.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Needs to have her queues flushed.

 
Lurking Canadian
 

You just love my hatred and attack dog-style.

Did you really just… I mean, did anybody else see… With THIS group?

Nah. I must have imagined it.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Her garbage collection routines use excessive amounts of CPU.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

All the action is on her backplane.

FYWP even though you might, for once, have a good point.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

She at least does implement standard interfaces.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

She had to get channel processors because her bus architecture was overloaded.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

I wonder if her ports are memory mapped.

 
 

she doesn’t care if you have a male or female interface. She has a gender changer and she knows how to use it.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Always needs new device drivers.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Nobody wants to sniff her ports.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Everyone knows the back door password.

 
 

When your mom does handshakes, she isn’t just doing a checkSum.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Did I say “password?”. HAHAHAHA what password?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

She does have a NACK for it.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

She definitely doesn’t sanitize her inputs.

 
 

chmod 777 yourmom would actually make her less permissive.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

She strips the wrappers off the packet payloads. Definitely not network safe.

 
 

Uh, I mean something windows based.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

sudo yourmom

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

She has a strong RARP implementation.

 
 

Your mom’s idea of secure sockets layer involves a lot of getting laid. Or maybe something about socks.

 
 

Your mom’s encryption scheme is 2-bits. Discount rate is five for a dollar.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Does she even have a max packet size?

 
 

Did you really just… I mean, did anybody else see… With THIS group?

Just make a Snoop Dogg reference?

Yes. Yes I did.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Ur mom’s SSL certificate is unsigned. For an authority she listed “stall 2, third-floor men’s bathroom.”

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

rehash yourmom

 
 

I do not understand the kids and their Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog.

 
 

The manual entry on your mom has been accessed a gigajillion times

 
 

Brought to you by “Andrew Breitbart Presents Big Journalism silences NPR”.

fixxored

“‘Cuz it’s okay if we do it.”

*headdesk*

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Your mom writes scripts in csh.

 
 

sudo yourmom

Is it wrong that I want that on a tshirt?

 
 

Whoa, I just walked in here and I think the Jetson’s maid exploded…

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Related. To ur mom.

 
 

Whoa, I just walked in here and I think the Jetson’s maid exploded…

It was Glenn Reynold’s lover.

 
 

Did anyone make a “doggy-style” joke yet?

 
 

It was Glenn Reynold’s lover.

Will robot love outshine Clone Love?

 
 

VS your site hates me. It’s like Big Hollywood or something.

 
 

Really? Ugh. That upsets me, cuz I always enjoy your comments so much.

Is it just eating your comments or what?

*sigh* I think it may be time for an actual professional to redo my site. As is, it has so many glitches.

 
 

Go freebie. Those shit blogger templates I use are really pretty customizable, people just don’t customize ’em much, like me.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

it has so many glitches

So does D-KW’s mom.

 
 

“Life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness” … where “life” is understood to include “needlessly dying of a preventable condition” & “happiness” is understood to include “being permanently crippled &/or writhing in horrific pain 24/7” – it’s right there in the Constitution, libtardz!1111!!!!111111!!!

Media Matters is the KGB of the left.

WHAT IS THIS I DON’T EVEN

 
 

“Will robot love outshine Clone Love?”

As I do with most 80’s pr0n, I fast-forwarded to the end to see the inevitable orgy, and sho ’nuff……

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Is it wrong that I want that on a tshirt?

If you market them I get a cut. And I don’t mean a cut of your mom.

 
 

Go freebie. Those shit blogger templates I use are really pretty customizable, people just don’t customize ‘em much, like me.

You mean remotely-hosted? I think my WordPress (which is what I use) came with my domain, free o’ charge.

Pup, you mean itches.

 
 

Media Matters is the KGB of the left.

???

Then whose KGB was the actual KGB?

 
 

VS – there are free WP templates for self-hosted sites.

 
 

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…

I can only imagine if we had a Republican in the White House.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Media Matters is looking to enlist the aid of regulators and government both here and a broad to attack the network

Rachel Maddow is _not_ “a broad.”

 
 

I think my WordPress (which is what I use) came with my domain, free o’ charge.

Stick with that then. The deal is just the anti-spam software; I’m using a new browser and it chooses to dislike that.

 
 

She’s The Broad, right?

 
 

Speaking of doggy style, frothy-mixture-of-lube-and-fecal-matter-man says the reason Social Security has some looming issues is because we aborted all the serfs we need to support it into the future.

Of course, if we just paid the serfs who are currently working 10% more, that would also fix the problem. But that would make Ricky’s corporate paymasters cry, so the solution is to breed more low-wage workers to prop up our retirement – and NOT abort them.

 
 

Will robot love outshine Clone Love?

Depends on the clone

 
 

s it wrong that I want that on a tshirt?

What aboutsudo make me a sandwich?

 
Lurking Canadian
 

Then whose KGB was the actual KGB?

By placing the Nazis on the left, Professor Goldberg, through a simple application of the Pauli Exclusion Principle, pushed the Bolsheviks all the way around to the right.

Or, more simply, the KGB is the OSS of liberal fascism.

 
Lurking Canadian
 

Did anyone make a “doggy-style” joke yet?

No, I most certainly did not! I merely pointed out that T&U had thrown a slow, hanging curveball out over the plate. I piously did not swing at it.

 
 

N_B, that’s what I use.

Substance, AKISMET!!! I am mad at it now. Grrrrr.

 
 

Substance, I just de-spammed your comments. WTF, Akismet? And, for one reason or another, one of my own comments was in the Spam file. LOL!

 
 

No, I most certainly did not! I merely pointed out that T&U had thrown a slow, hanging curveball out over the plate.

I know, right? I figured if nobody got the Snoop Dogg reference, they’d at least do *something* with that.

BTW, how do you sudo someone’s mom? Dress up like their dad?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Going down the slippery slope.

Can’t buhleev that hasn’t appeared yet.

 
Lurking Canadian
 

BTW, how do you sudo someone’s mom? Dress up like their dad?

I don’t know how things worked in your house. Chez nous, it would be more likely that you would dress up as Mom to sudo Dad.

 
 

ZOMG SCHUMER CALLED REPUBLICANS EXTREME!

I dunno. Being compared to a special flavor of Mtn Dew doesn’t sound all that bad to me.

 
 

Awwww. Luckily, it loses its potency when I can’t hear it.

This is my favorite baby laughing video of all time. It cracks my shit up every time I watch it.

 
 

Their huge eyes and the fact that they’re holding hands is what kills me.

I was jUST watching that rejection letter one. Too cute.

 
 

Wow, that is weird. It definitely morphs from funny/weird to just plain creepy. At one point, though, she looks exactly like a Japanese woodcut or mask.

 
 

This is my favorite baby laughing video of all time. It cracks my shit up every time I watch it.

Savor it while you can, cos Dudeskull’s gonna PWN that baby!

 
 

Ha! My ice cream pictures must be influencing you.

 
 

Ha! My ice cream pictures must be influencing you.

Brain freeze by proxy

 
 

Manservant Hecubus mailin’ it in– seeing how well it works for Doughbob.

Meade is in the courtroom — along with a big crowd of anti-Walkerites. I’m in touch via text and will update.

UPDATE: Meade leaves the hearing, saying: “This is not a job for New Media Meade.” The courtroom is full of reporters, and there will be detailed reports of whatever goes on as a result of this hearing which is loaded with legalistic complexities. I’ll read that stuff and get back to you later.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Sort of back on topic: This just popped up in my e-mail auto-signature quote-o-matic doohicky:

“Even if you want no state, or a minimal state, then you still have to
argue it point by point. Especially since most minimalists want to
keep exactly the economic and police system that keeps them
privileged. That’s libertarians for you — anarchists who want police
protection from their slaves!”
— Coyote, in Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Green Mars”

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

UPDATE: Meade leaves the hearing, saying: “This is not a job for New Media Meade.” The courtroom is full of reporters, and there will be detailed reports of whatever goes on as a result of this hearing which is loaded with legalistic complexities. I’ll read that stuff and get back to you later.

Shorter Manservant Hecubus: TL;DR

 
 

Shorter Manservant Hecubus: TL;DR

Alternate shorter: I’m a skeered and afeared!

 
 

Meade’s got better things to do. Heh heh heh.

 
 

Walk, Meade! Quickly! With short purposeful strides!

 
 

Alternate shorter: I’m a skeered and afeared!

Alternate alternate shorter: If I stay for the trial I’ll miss my nap and my Stories.

 
 

If only there were a law professor with free time available to fathom the complexity.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Shorter alternate shorter: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

 
 

If only there were a law professor with free time available to fathom the complexity.

You’ll find the answer, my son, at the bottom of a box of wine.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

*sigh*. First, Elizabeth “Geooooorge!” Taylor. Now Farley Granger. *sigh*

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

I killed the thread. Just like I killed Liz and Farley.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

kill -9 thread

 
 

Silly emperor, the thread cannot be killed, only usurped by a new thread.

Sadly, not an NTR…

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Us(l)urping the thread.

 
 

I walked right into that one… and I’m not talking about a four-knuckle shuffle!

 
 

You want to be careful about backing into that one.

 
 

Dropping a straight line.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

 
 

GOAALLLLLLL!!!!

Still early in the second, so teh Leafs have plenty of time to collapse and kiss the rest of the season good-bye.

 
 

OMFG! I CAIN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH TEH LEAFS SUCK!!!!

 
 

2 GOAL LEAD BLOWN IN LESS THAN A MINUTE. YOU FUCKING SUCK!!!!

 
 

Leafs fan. (The jersey-wearer & his parents have been arrested for hiring two goons to kidnap his ex-wife, who’s now been missing for a wk.)

And what does shithead Jonah Goldberg mean by this?

 
 

Okay, end of the second and they picked up one for 4-3.

Holy shit, that was almost the end of the Leafs season there. As a rational person I don’t believe in jinxes &c. but I’m going to shut up about it now unless they can manage a three goal lead.

But FFS, those Leafs sure can suck ass at a moments notice.

 
 

And what does shithead Jonah Goldberg mean by this?

He was personally going to behead Gaddafi with his ninja sword after a backflip over the amazon guards and then the amazon guards would have sex with him. Instead, other people are taking care of it. BOO HOO HOO.

 
 

And what does shithead Jonah Goldberg mean by this?

That he’s an incurable shithead?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Off to see Sarah Vowell tonight (The Ho has to go to do the intro, I’ll tag along) so very simple dinner. Creamed nettles on grilled brioche with fried duck egg. Saute diced onion in butter until soft and and translucent. Add a leetle garlic, cook some more then add nettle leaves, a handful at a time, wilting them down before the next addition. Let it cook, as Babette’s mistresses said. Ater 20 minutes or so of gently cooking add cream. And a touch of freshly grated nutmeg. Reduce by 2/3. Season to taste. Add a bit of sour cream – off heat, of course. Butter brioche slices, grill until crispy toasty on both sides. Drape with creamed nettles and top with a fried duck egg.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Top _artfully_ with a fried duck egg. Did I need to point that out?

 
 

I got your artful fried eggs here!

 
 

He was personally going to behead Gaddafi with his ninja sword after a backflip over the amazon guards and then the amazon guards would have sex with him. Instead, other people are taking care of it. BOO HOO HOO.

I can not reconcile this vision w/ a “man” whose Twitvatar is a dumb-looking dog wearing a party hat.

Is it just me?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Some chile flakes in there are good. Also. Too.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

whose Twitvatar is a dumb-looking dog wearing a party hat.

Is it just me?

No, you have the party hat.

 
 

“Off to see Sarah Vowell tonight”

Oh, I really like her. Let us know how it goes.

 
 

Phew. Season not ovar yet. Carolina’s gone into overtime so they’ll get at least one, so odds are still rilly rilly long.

 
 

“He was personally going to behead Gaddafi with his ninja sword after a backflip over the amazon guards and then the amazon guards would have sex with him. ”

I believe the name “Ultra Ninja” already taken.

 
 

Ninjas unneed verbs.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Oh please, that talk like yoda shit is sooooo old.

 
 

Lol. +1 for N_B and Pup.

 
 

I believe the name “Ultra Ninja” already taken.

I wish. It got vetoed. If teh Leafs make teh post-season, I’m going to lobby for James Reimer Wangchuck.

 
 

BO-RING. Do you have any idea how lame that sounds after Ultra Ninja? I mean…its ULTRA NINJA!!

 
 

It’s a squirmish!

 
 

Yeah, I really liked Ultra Ninja, but being the one that doesn’t have to go through labour, my vote counted for less.

 
 

Oh please, that talk like yoda shit is sooooo old.

I wouldn’t mind yoda but all the assholes with the rolled-up mats take up a lot of room on the 4 train.

 
 

i.e.:

“Why is nobody talking about this? According to leading military scientist Dr. Sarah Palin, this conflict could very well be a squirmish, which just sounds awful. Actual, no, that sounds rather cute. Can we buy it for the kids this summer and set it up in the backyard?

Also: We knew there was something unnerving about Obama starting to employ this “North Star” metaphor in speeches this year. It turns out it’s the sort of thing Sarah Palin likes. Yeah. Not only does Obama have an unpopular, never-ending new squirmish on his hands, he’s starting to talk like Lou Sarah. This is a very serious situation and may end up sinking his presidency. [Crooks and Liars via Wonkette operative “Melissa”]”

Isn’t that adorable?

 
 

I feel squirmish just thinking about her.

 
 

“Yeah, I really liked Ultra Ninja, but being the one that doesn’t have to go through labour, my vote counted for less.”

I married the wrong man! Now Evan seems so blasé.

 
 

Now Evan seems so blasé.

One should never name a child after French mineral water.

 
Spengler Dampniche
 

T&U, I don’t know if you lost your job yet, but your blog ain’t workin’, so I thought I’d alert you to this. Apparently you’re not the only bitter, disaffected employee.

 
 

all the assholes with the rolled-up mats take up a lot of room on the 4* train

Well, you un-roll their mats for them & then stretch them right out on their mats. That way they’re just underfoot, & not poking you w/ the stupid things.

(Seriously, we’ve had rack technology for centuries, if these fools need to be “limber.”)

*New Yorkers must be smart; L.A.’s trains are known by their pretty colors, not hard old numbers.

 
Spengler Dampniche
 

Hi, everybody! Anything been going on lately? I’ve been away at sea in my atom-powered submarine.

 
 

“One should never name a child after French mineral water.”

So “Frogswill” is out of the question? I never get to do ANYTHING I want! I hate you! I wish you’d never married my mother!

 
 

I wish you’d never married my mother!

Married? Now there’s a new euphemism.

 
 

Evan Blasé is pretty cool, even if there’s no Dudeskull in the name.

 
Spengler Dampniche
 

I brung a mango, by the way. Fresh from Bikini Island. Money quote:

…In spite of a crystal-clear message, sent by voters in the last elections, that only the severely retarded or the willfully blind could miss…

Apparently they’re writing their own shorters now.

 
 

From Spengler’s link:


The simple truth is, the federal government — elected, appointed, and hired — is no longer a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” They are taking their goose-stepping marching orders not from the electorate, but from big-money special interests like environmentalists, unions, globalist multinational corporations, and billionaire globalist neo-fascists like George Soros. More and more, they look to the U.N. and foreign countries, rather than the Constitution, for guidance.”

Sounds like there’s going to be a squirmish sometime soon.

 
 

Apparently you’re not the only bitter, disaffected employee.

Teh advice at Spengler’s link for increasing workforce engagement is unaccountably missing the words “wage” and “salary”.

“Even if you want no state, or a minimal state, then you still have to
argue it point by point. Especially since most minimalists want to
keep exactly the economic and police system that keeps them
privileged. That’s libertarians for you — anarchists who want police
protection from their slaves!”
– Coyote, in Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Green Mars”

Is that the Randian position, though? Rand does not seem to have been particularly keen on police forces either — her philosophy being that if you take someone else’s property because you are more powerful then you have more right to it than they did, whereas if someone else wrests your property off you then it’s your fault for being weak. This, after all, was her justification for the dispossession of the American Indians.

There is the argument that this leads naturally to a neo-feudal situation, with individuals at each level of power looking for protection from a liege-lord at the next level up. Niven & Pournelle think this is an admirable situation (“Oath of Fealty”).

 
 

Niven & Pournelle think this is an admirable situation (“Oath of Fealty”).

The two of them are hoping for employment as scribes, or court jesters.

I’d gladly bop either/both several times (& most severely) w/ an inflated pig’s bladder. (Not a food reference, offal fans!)

 
 

Nixon sends Humphrey a broad.

Too soon?

 
 

Full disclosure: I used to love old Niven, anything set in the Known Space universe. His writing didn’t seem too wingnutty back then, but I also still like Ted Nugent’s Great White Buffalo even though he has been shown to be a wingnut asshole. H.P. Lovecraft was a racist bastard but I still love his writing. Does that make me a bad person?

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

Does that make me a bad person?

If it does, I’m one too. I loved the Known Space stuff.

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

(although IIRC Ringworld had the worst ending ever written.)

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

I seem to remember we had a discussion here some time back about which asshole author was everyone’s guilty pleasure. I chose for my racist but lovable uncle the venerable Kipling.

 
 

Niven’s libertariantardness came through on a few occasions in Known Space, but it really got bad when he teamed with Pournelle. The horseshit social philosophizing in Lucifer’s Hammer put me off both of them.

 
 

Is that the Randian position, though? Rand does not seem to have been particularly keen on police forces either — her philosophy being that if you take someone else’s property because you are more powerful then you have more right to it than they did, whereas if someone else wrests your property off you then it’s your fault for being weak. This, after all, was her justification for the dispossession of the American Indians.

I thought her justification for that dispossession was that the white man could and did utilize the land more efficiently than the Indians did, therefore he was more entitled to it. She made the same argument to justify Israeli theft of Arab land.

But I think it’s a stretch to attribute any philosophy to Ayn Rand other than “it’s all about me.” This is a woman who happily took welfare while dedicating her life to raging against welfare.

 
 

which asshole author was everyone’s guilty pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce. When he stopped being an asshole long enough to write fiction, he was amazing.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

S. cerevisiae said,

March 30, 2011 at 4:09

Full disclosure: I used to love old Niven, anything set in the Known Space universe. His writing didn’t seem too wingnutty back then, but I also still like Ted Nugent’s Great White Buffalo even though he has been shown to be a wingnut asshole. H.P. Lovecraft was a racist bastard but I still love his writing. Does that make me a bad person?

Are you me? We do live in the same town and enjoy beer. I’m suddenly somewhat concerned that I have some sort of multiple personality disorder.

Also:

Suddenly becoming concerned.

 
 

If it does, I’m one too. I loved the Known Space stuff.

Thirded.

I soured on his stuff when he started in with Pournelle. Not so much ideologically, I wasn’t really thinking in those terms at that time. I just didn’t think the books were nearly as good. It may well have been said horseshit that made them less enjoyable, but the result was just, “meh.”

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Also, I admit to enjoying Heinlein to this day. I’ve never investigated his politics, but based on his writings I assume he was some sort misogynistic libertarian douche. See the unabridged “Stranger in a Strange Land” where he thoroughly embraces incest and rants crazily about religion, and “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress” where he’s clearly shows his libertarian douche-ness.

Can’t help it, I still like cheesy scifi.

 
 

This, after all, was her justification for the dispossession of the American Indians.

Unfortunately I was way into Rush as musicians before I ever had the misfortune to read Rand. But maybe that’s why I was able to give them a break in the later years. Although I still stand for the philosophy expressed in “A Passage to Bangkok”.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

#

S. cerevisiae said,

March 30, 2011 at 4:44

This, after all, was her justification for the dispossession of the American Indians.

Unfortunately I was way into Rush as musicians before I ever had the misfortune to read Rand. But maybe that’s why I was able to give them a break in the later years. Although I still stand for the philosophy expressed in “A Passage to Bangkok”.

Dude, stop being me. Are you also short, bald and freckled? AFAF.

 
 

I assume he was some sort misogynistic libertarian douche.

You assume correctly.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Also: douching the misogynistic libertarian.

Ewww.

 
 

Don’t know about “guilty pleasures”, but I’m happy to nominate John Varley as “asshole author”… primarily for “Steel Beach”, a moon-based sequel to Atlas Shrugged (with magic invulnerability field suits propping up Galt’s Gulch instead of magic energy machines).

 
 

magic invulnerability field suits

Starring Steve Jobs?

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

it really got bad when he teamed with Pournelle.

Oh yes, Lucifer’s Hammer was one of the biggest piles of shit ever sandwiched between book covers.

Also, I admit to enjoying Heinlein to this day.

I probably would, too, though I haven’t read any of his stuff in years. I totally dug his juvenile books when I was the age for them (and for some years beyond), and likely still would with them, because I was into the spacesuit-n-slide-rule tech, not all that interested in the social order he was writing about.

 
 

I am around six feet and have a long ponytail. And while I will stop for the best, I have been known to hang out and drink a twelver of PBR while smoking the worst Mexican ditch weed. ‘Cause that’s how I roll.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

because I was into the spacesuit-n-slide-rule tech, not all that interested in the social order he was writing about.

Yeah, this. I should probably re-read something of his, it’s been a number of years. It’d probably just piss me off though, and I’m already pissed about all sorts of stuff.

I’ve been on a big Phillip K. Dick (yeah, VPR) binge recently, including some previously-as-yet-unknown-to-me “Americana” books which were quite good and creepy at the same time

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I am around six feet and have a long ponytail. And while I will stop for the best, I have been known to hang out and drink a twelver of PBR while smoking the worst Mexican ditch weed. ‘Cause that’s how I roll.

Whew, I’m relieved… My ponytail got cut off 10 years ago when my hair started seriously falling out, and I’m 5-inches shy of six feet. I take the fifth with regard to PBR and harsh pot…

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

I’ve been on a big Phillip K. Dick (yeah, VPR) binge recently

Careful now!

About 20 years ago when I was “between assignments” and had lots of time on my hands I read every Philip K. Dick book I could get my hands on, one after the other. That put me in a very weird mood that I didn’t shake for nearly a month. I’m not saying it was bad, but brace yourself if you haven’t already.

 
 

I am around six feet

You must be popular with the ladies female orcas.

 
 

OBS, We gotta drink a beer or six together.

 
 

The Known Space stuff was pretty good. Footfall, too.

 
 

All through Footfall I was waiting for the racist-stereotype crows to make an appearance.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I read every Philip K. Dick book I could get my hands on, one after the other.

That’s where I am now, but I’ve been doing it slowly (yeah, V[smooth]R). If you haven’t read “Humpty Dumpty in Oakland” and “Voices From the Street” you should check them out. I hadn’t seen them ’til they showed up in re-issued hardcover at my local awesome bookseller, and they were a pleasant surprise.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

OBS, We gotta drink a beer or six together.

Yes, definitely.

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

If you haven’t read “Humpty Dumpty in Oakland” and “Voices From the Street” you should check them out.

I don’t believe those were among the books I read. Thanks for the rec, I’ll look for them!

 
 

“Mutha-fuckin’ elephant-lookin’ a-li-en bee-otch!”

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

All through Footfall I was waiting for the racist-stereotype crows to make an appearance.

I was just happy the stupid republicans elephants were the antagonists. And that there was a vintage Kawasaki and a cross-country ride (yeah, I’m all about the VPRs tonight) involved.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I don’t believe those were among the books I read. Thanks for the rec, I’ll look for them!

They’re very much not like anything else I’ve read of his, but still really good. I’d place them in the “creepy Americana” genre, if there were such a thing. Definitely not scifi at all.

 
 

This stuff is good:

http://block15.com/beer/cherry-quadruple

But I really like the hoppy amber ale they have up now. Very nice.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

http://block15.com/beer/cherry-quadruple

Yum. I need to go there more often, it’s always such a zoo.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I’ve been enjoying the Silver Moon Hoptagon that’s been on tap at Brew Station on Monroe. Strong and relatively cheap. A little unbalanced, but still enjoyable.

 
 

When I first started reading Niven, I thought it would be soooo cool to meet him. Then later after I read some of his commentary to his short stories I realized he would probably be just some pompous asshole. Thanks for the fiction, now get bent.

 
 

People who do not understand how orbital instability works should not write Ringworld books. That is all.

Speaking of John Varley and libertarianism… I would have enjoyed his early stories more if he had not kept reminding the readers that a key appeal of his libertarian techno-utopia was the right of children to emancipate themselves from parental bondage and the age of consent being 10 or 12. I mean, anyone might write one story where a pre-teen girl fucks the narrator, but when he kept writing them, I was squicked out

 
 

Yum. I need to go there more often, it’s always such a zoo.

So popular, no one goes there any more, to coin a phrase.

 
 

Really dodged a bullet by dropping out of this dump. My degree would be worth nothing!!

Better (less censored) pix, but I do like Tommy Trojan as black box in the Mail shots.

 
 

I was squicked out

Squirmished out.

 
 

H.P. Lovecraft was a racist bastard but I still love his writing

It is all right to enjoy HPL stories as long as one does not fill one’s blog-posts with subtle and not-so-subtle references to the Cthulhu canon.

 
 

Can’t help it, I still like cheesy scifi.

Yeah. I always will, I suppose.

As for the asshole author prize, Harlan Ellison always deserves a mention.

And if you’re in a (P.K.)Dickish mood, but have run out of Dick, I have found Alfred Bester to be a somewhat complimentary rollercoaster mindfuck. I’m not sure why, but I tend to associate the two.

 
Enraged Bull Limpet
 

Any residual fermentation here? Not that I’ll be around to huff the secondary bubbles…

DRY HOPS RULE!

 
 

As for the asshole author prize, Harlan Ellison always deserves a mention.

Yeah, but he’s both an equal-opportunity and a self-conscious asshole, which is somehow less annoying.

Plus, when he was a teen, he set out on a mission to walk every street in Brooklyn. Then and now, this is a quest for those with balls of steel, and I can’t help but admire that. Also.

 
 

Is it the quantity or quality of these mean sts. of Brooklyn?

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

Thanks for the welcome back, folks (sniffs, wipes tear from eye corner). It’s good to be back.

Whale Chowder, thee must learn not to squeezy the bebbe – what goes in easily comes out at that age, often at mach 2. My old cat did a similar thing (the vomitty in the ear thing), which was disturbing because I was warm and snug in bed and having a nice dream about something happy (something that didn’t include having my ear filled with watery cat vomit).

And T&C, people no longer thrust babies in my face in attempts to get me to cuddle them and miraculously develop the spawning urge – possibly something to do with the way I ran screaming clutching my hands under my armpits might have given them the clue.

 
 

Quantity, plus the purveyors of meanness change from block to block. The strategies that might keep you out of trouble in one neighborhood can get you in it in another. The intensity of meanness in some areas is great enough that there’s a mean flux pushing towards Queens.

 
 

I ran screaming clutching my hands under my armpits

Screaming what? “All hail Chthulu”?

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

By the bye, what did Jonah say? I’m too wussy to click through on any link that proclaims its swinishness. And curses to the dastard who led me to click inadvertently towards Bloody Bloody Breitbart – your arse is mine, big fella.

 
 

Ah, flexibility required in the streets. That is a challenge.

Alison, hi. Only a tweet from J.G., you can click w/o much fear. I can’t remeber it exactly or I’d quote. Just be wary of McGravitas’s links.

 
 

If I could remeber it, I wouldn’t have to … oh, never mind.

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

Mebbe it was “All hail Cthulu”, or mebbes it was just “Waaaaaah!” Can’t remember now.

They are taking their goose-stepping marching orders not from the electorate, but from big-money special interests like environmentalists, unions, globalist multinational corporations, and billionaire globalist neo-fascists like George Soros. More and more, they look to the U.N. and foreign countries, rather than the Constitution, for guidance.

Yah, ‘cos’ environmentalists and unions are swimming in dosh, unlike, for example, Koch Bros or numerous politicians.

Also also, confess to liking some Heinlein when I was a wee chit of a girl, although as it became clear that he had three characters (hero, wise and wise-cracking old man, and Woman) and that all the women wanted to have gleeful sex with anyone and seemed without a mind to speak of, I lost interest. Still liked the cat story though.

On a serious note, let (oh, please, let me!) complain a little about these free market fundamentalists. They seem to forget three or four things, to wit:
1) Gubmint doesn’t have to make a profit;
2) Gumbint doesn’t have to pay advertising if it’s a monopoly;
3) Gubmint doesn’t have to pay (and indeed would be roundly condemned for paying) obscenely huge packages to executives; and
4) The main and stated aim of Gubmint utilities is to provide a service, whereas the main and stated aim of free enterprises is to make a profit.

But then I’m just a Woman, and should undoubtedly be looking for someone to have gleeful sex with rather than thinking about these things.

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

Only a tweet from J.G., you can click w/o much fear.

Yah, but even if you can’t get syphillis from a toilet seat I’m sure you can catch Jonah-is from a tweet.

 
 

Gubmint doesn’t have to make a profit

Sacrilege!

 
 

But then I’m just a Woman, and should undoubtedly be looking for someone to have gleeful sex with rather than thinking about these things.

or do both

 
 

In defense of the patriarchy, gleeful sex is better than mournful sex.

 
 

“If anyone who has borrowed a sum of money from Jews dies before the debt has been repaid, his heir shall pay no interest on the debt for so long as he remains under age, irrespective of whom he holds his lands. ” — Magna Carta

There’s other institutionalized anti-semitism in the MC. And of course it fully endorses aristocracy as a privileged order.

So please stop feeding the myth that the M.C. is some prototype of Enlightenment notions of liberty. It’s a medieval political compromise between a number of powerful corporate interests in early 13th-c. England. Nothing more, really.

 
 

So please stop feeding the myth that the M.C. is some prototype of Enlightenment notions of liberty. It’s a medieval political compromise between a number of powerful corporate interests in early 13th-c. England. Nothing more, really.

Well teh M.C. wasn’t the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but I think you might be overstating things a bit. Consider your example of Magna Carta jew-baiting:

The charter concludes this section with the words “Debts owing to other than Jews shall be dealt with likewise”, so it is debatable the extent to which Jews were being singled out by these clauses.

 
 

Uh, has lurking furry gone back to lurking? Bad idea, d00d.

I’m an optimist (delusionally so – I still have hopes for teh Leafs making the post-season!) and like to see the best in everyone. That said, I’m suggesting that lurking furry respond and support his assertion of other institutionalized anti-semitism in the MC. Kinda important considering what turns up on the first few Gizoogle hits for “If anyone who has borrowed a sum of money from Jews dies before the debt has been repaid”.

 
 

Was there a furry here? I always miss the fun stuff.

HEY! I HAVE SOME VERY IMPORTANT NEWS. SO IMPORTANT I FEEL COMPELLED TO YELL. MY BLOG HAS MOVED. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR BOOKMARKS.

sorry

 
 

Was there a furry here?

Possibly still lurking.

Hey lurking furry, Guilt by Association is a bullshit charge, so I apologize for levelling it at you. Maybe you’re a medieval history scholar or a Magna Carta expert or something. There are all sorts of explanations why you may have come out with “Teh Magna Carta is anti-semitic” as an argument – out of nowhere. All I’m saying is that it would be helpful for you to clarify your point.

 
 

OMG “squirmish”??? REALLY?

T&U, I don’t know if you lost your job yet, but your blog ain’t workin’, so I thought I’d alert you to this. Apparently you’re not the only bitter, disaffected employee.

Not yet. They *have* to fire Evil Co-worker first at this point. Or I’m fucking suing.

I’m bitter and disaffected in general.

 
 

Greenspan quoted at Crooked Timber:

Today’s competitive markets, whether we seek to recognise it or not, are driven by an international version of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” that is unredeemably opaque. With notably rare exceptions (2008, for example), the global “invisible hand” has created relatively stable exchange rates, interest rates, prices, and wage rates.

 
 

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

 
 

BTW, my blog is fine…that’s weird.

Also, somebody go over to Twitter and help me get John Cole to stop arguing with a crazy person.

 
 

Also, somebody go over to Twitter and help me get John Cole to stop arguing with a crazy person.

Have the cobra help you. He’s scary.

 
 

Ooh, this like it was a book thread. at least awhile ago. Speaking of guilty pleasures, I have loved Stephen king since “Carrie” and “‘Salem’s Lot came out when I was in Junior High, mmummmblemmummble years ago. I think he has fallen off seriously over the last few years, but I’ve been reading “Under the Dome”, and I think it’s the best thing he’s done in years. I especially love the comments over at BN.com, from uptighty-righties complaining about the obvious liberal political bias in the story and characters. I’m happy to report they are absolutely correct about that. I’ve always suspected S.K. of being one of us, and now he has confirmed it with no doubts.

 
 

Oh yeah, plus he is a big flaming feminist. So obvious. Love that guy.

 
Thread Not Bare, Thread Dead
 

D-KW, I am still pulling for the Leafs as well, only because the way the Bolts are playing right now, the only shot they have at Lord Stanley’s Cup is if the league lets them play the Leafs in every round of the playoffs.

As for bebe handles- have you considered Ifuregonna-Wang Wangchuck?

 
 

Dammit I changed my nym back.

 
 

As for bebe handles-

Nice, but it would probably be Shortered to “Iffy”.

 
 

If this woman gets herself fired, I’m going to be pissed because I’ll have to take up the slack and that SERIOUSLY cuts into my fucking around on the internet time.

 
 

Shorter Howie Carr:

Patrickrick Kennedy is getting married to a whore with a bastard. They should have their own kid and name her Mary Jo Kopechne lol!

 
 

Looking at the pictures above, it hit me: I never realized what a swish Frankenstein’s monster was! Check out that pose – it’s like he’s doing a FIERCE runway stomp!

 
 

From mark f’s link:

“Howie – I came up with the idea of her doing the driving when the original announcement was made. Go check the board. I expect some sort of compensation 🙂 I don’t remember if you mentioned to stay away from cousins with golf clubs.

All in all, a funny column. The Kennedy’s have been placing themselves in the ‘limelight’ for years. When they try to cover their foul ups, they set themselves up for these paradies.

Live with it.

D”

Question: do ANY wingnuts know how to spell?

 
 

“Looking at the pictures above, it hit me: I never realized what a swish Frankenstein’s monster was! Check out that pose – it’s like he’s doing a FIERCE runway stomp!”

Lol funny cuz true.

 
 

Now the wingnuts want paradies for the Kennedys? I thought that would piss them off.

 
 

Greenspan quoted at Crooked Timber

Had to share this one:

With notably rare exceptions, these are not the droids you’re looking for. [waves unredeemably opaque invisible hand]

 
 

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

(Warning: Freep link! Worse than goatse!)

 
 

I like that the first comment at T&U’s link simply says “Barbra Streisand!” I don’t know what it means, but I like it.

 
 

I like that the first comment at T&U’s link simply says “Barbra Streisand!” I don’t know what it means, but I like it.

I don’t know what it means either, and yet it still makes more sense than the vast majority of wingnut comments.

 
 

It lends credence to my theory that wingnuts compose their comments with those poetry magnets. They just buy their sets from WND or rushlimbaugh.com or something.

 
 

(Warning: Freep link! Worse than goatse!)

What about Freeper goatse, hmmmmmmmm?

 
 

What about Freeper goatse, hmmmmmmmm?

Why do you hate everything that is good and beautiful in this world?

 
 

Why do you hate everything that is good and beautiful in this world?

I don’t hate myself.

 
 

Why do you hate everything that is good and beautiful in this world?

I don’t hate myself.
These two statements are both true.

 
 

You know who else came in 30 minutes on Monday, left 2 hours early yesterday, and left at 9:30 today, right?

 
 

Hitler is not the greatest worker, but hoping he gets fired in this economy is a little cold.

 
 

Verbatim Shorter Tom Friedman:

I don’t know Libya, but my gut tells me…

My gut tells me that I need to stop drinking coffee, which is actually probably more useful than anything that Friedman’s gut has ever communicated.

 
 

Hitler’s dog had diarrhea and vomiting for two weeks and he finally took him to the vet yesterday, so I guess I’ll forgive him that.

 
 

There is an old saying in the Middle East that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.

That, my friends, is wisdom that will be hidden by the insidious NYTimes paywall.

 
 

This is really funny – great site, great comments!

 
 

There is an old saying in the Middle East that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.

That, my friends, is wisdom that will be hidden by the insidious NYTimes paywall.

I’m not sure a paywall is secure enough to safeguard such wisdom. Could we advocate for a paytombwithdeadlytrapsandcrodilestoo ?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Streisand effect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

Dan Simmons. Great writer, lousy person.

Iffen ya likes reading PKD (as I have for 40 years) look into Tim Powers. Different mechanisms at work but the paranoia is strong with this one.

Good to see you’re back Just Alison.

 
 

They are taking their goose-stepping marching orders not from the electorate, but from big-money special interests like environmentalists, unions, globalist multinational corporations, and billionaire globalist neo-fascists like George Soros.

OH NOES! And by “noes” I mean “bullshit.”

 
The common tater formerly known as PeeJ
 

Just to avoid any confuzzlement, the above welcome back was me.

Erm, this comment is addressed to JA.

I’ll go get some coffee now.

 
 

Nobody noes
The bullshit I’ve seen
Nobody noes
But VS

 
 

Tom Friedman, John Stossel, John Bolton and Harry Reems walk into a bar……..

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Comment so I don’t have a nym fail.

 
 

Pup, how did Sarah Vowell go? I can’t believe your sweetie got to introduce her. She’s one of those people who I just like listening to, ya know? Some people are just so fucking naturally interesting and engaging. And she is funny to boot.

 
 

Nobody noes
The bullshit I’ve seen
Nobody noes
But VS

Tee hee. Well, I know one kind of shit I bet you’re seeing a lot of these days. BEWARE THE DOE-EYED BABY!

 
 

I am still pulling for the Leafs as well,

Heh.

Hitler is not the greatest worker, but hoping he gets fired in this economy is a little cold.

Keine Arbeit macht Freizeit.

 
 

The comments from T&U’s link are…wow. Poor dears were really hanging on their hats on the RISE of THE NEW BLACK PANTHERS!!!!! And also too the comments are TOTALLY NOT RACIST.

I am yelling a lot today.

 
 

Well, I know one kind of shit I bet you’re seeing a lot of these days

You would not believe what I just cleaned up. Mrs.__B has apparently been feeding him motor oil.

 
 

Pulling the Leaf.

 
 

There is an old saying in the Middle East that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee.

Well if Tommy Friedman says so, than I seriously doubt it. Gizoogle credits it generally to “Source Unknown”, wiki says it’s from Vogue magazine, July 1958. Does it make sense that 50’s era Vogue magazine would have significant cultural influence in the Middle East? Tommy Friedman thinks so.

Design by committee refers to horribly stupid designs where all usefulness has been destroyed by compromises – not unlike a Friedman column. Camels are essentially the opposite of this in that almost every aspect of their phyisology is highly adapted to surviving hot, dry climates – which they are remarkably good at. Something that you would expect Middle Easterners to know. But in the famously deep comprehension of Tommy Friedman: “camel”, therefore “Middle East”.

It’s like claiming the phrase “What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China” is widespread in the Far East. I suppose it could be true, but it sure sounds stupid as fuck.

 
 

Mrs.__B has apparently been feeding him motor oil.

OMG, Mrs._B has motor oil in her boobs!

Wait. Are you married to a Femmebot?
BE HONEST.

 
 

“Tom Friedman, John Stossel, John Bolton and Harry Reems walk into a bar……..”

The bartender says “Some crazy lady on the TV was lookin’ fer all those squirmishes.”

 
 

Gizoogle credits it generally to “Source Unknown”, wiki says it’s from Vogue magazine, July 1958.

It was pretty obvious that it was gonna be bullshit. When something like that is your first fucking sentence you need to meet better cab drivers.

 
 

Are you married to a Femmebot?
BE HONEST

I am not married to John Saxon.

 
 

Camels are essentially the opposite of this in that almost every aspect of their phyisology is highly adapted to surviving hot, dry climates – which they are remarkably good at. Something that you would expect Middle Easterners to know. But in the famously deep comprehension of Tommy Friedman: “camel”, therefore “Middle East”.

Perfect analogy. The difference between Friedman’s “heh – silly camels are silly” perception and the reality that a camel’s a perfectly designed organism for life in the desert, is similar to the difference between Friedman’s perception of committees/governments/liberals and the reality of what committees, governments and liberals actually get accomplished.

 
 

I wonder if a committee met to hire Tom Friedman.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

It’s not so much that he “gets to” do the intros as he “has to” do them – he’s working, ya know? (He does have an amazing array of famous people’s numbers on his phone though so that’s kind of nifty). Anywho, I wasn’t expecting much when she arrived at the bijou and plopped down in a chair with all the alacrity of a garden slug. But then she said “I’ll be perkier on stage, don’t worry.”.

In his intro The Ho said she has a “voice that is at onc both annoying and completely endearing…” that was pretty much what her show was like.

 
 

It was pretty obvious that it was gonna be bullshit.

That’s what his byline is for. Thankee, I’ll be trolling random comment threads at Crooked Timber. Don’t forget to tip your cow.

 
 

I have not clicked through on the Friedman, but if that’s his opener and he’s talking about the latest bombing exercises – let’s see if I can figure the rest out:
Shorter Tommy Friedman

International support for military operations in foreign lands is not only unnecessary, it’s unwanted. Besides Gaddafi’s Libya is a rogue state.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

camel’s a perfectly designed organisms are well adapted by evolution for life in the desert,

Fixt for both truth and to piss off the fundies.

 
 

I am not married to John Saxon.

I am taking this to mean that she is a Squishy.

 
 

In his intro The Ho said she has a “voice that is at onc both annoying and completely endearing…” that was pretty much what her show was like.

Oh. Cool!

 
 

I secretly wish I had Sarah Vowell’s voice. It would be really weird if I did, though.

 
 

HO-LY SHIT. Someone gave my baby some crack. Or maybe he’s just dancing.

 
 

I saw a singer with a voice like that on a talk show once. She wasn’t able to order pizza.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Wait…

The common tater formerly known as PeeJ said,

March 30, 2011 at 17:33

Just to avoid any confuzzlement, the above welcome back was me.

And:

Pupienus Maximus said,

March 30, 2011 at 17:35

Comment so I don’t have a nym fail.

Does that mean “Pupienus Maximus” == “PeeJ”? I somehow missed that, and had wondered where PeeJ went. I can’t remember what nym I used before I became the OBS, but I didn’t post much. It was a long time ago.

 
 

I bet the ordering of the pizza was not the problem. It was the receiving of the pizza that was the problem.

 
 

Receiving the pizza.

I’ve seen that movie.

 
 

Squirmishing on his hands.

 
 

Does that mean “Pupienus Maximus” == “PeeJ”?

All. One. Guy.

 
 

From Benen:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said at a press conference that Republicans would consider the Government Shutdown Prevention Act on Friday. The bill would make H.R. 1 law if the Senate fails to pass a measure “before April 6” to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. H.R. 1, which passed the House but has gone nowhere in the Senate, would fund the government through the end of September and seeks to cut $61 billion in spending.

 
 

Going back to N__B’s link:

Releasing the Genie
or
Rubbing the Lamp

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

FYWP

 
 

FYWP

If everyone who has typed this ever followed through with the threat, WP would see almost as much action as D-KWs mom!

 
 

One of the freepers at T&U’s link was talking about how intimidating it was to walk by “club wielding black people”. Hell, mall cops carry clubs, are we supposed to be intimidated by them from going to the mall?

 
 

Hell, mall cops carry clubs, are we supposed to be intimidated by them from going to the mall?

He meant “club *foot* wielding.” Those sick, sick bastards.

 
 

Shouldnt the club be the issue, not the race of the person carrying it?

 
 

I find it’s hard to wield a club. All that smoke gets in your eyes, plus the dancing people are distracting.

 
 

Of course, assault rifle carrying white people are nothing to worry about.

 
Crackerass Cracker
 

Nueva York
Mili’wak’i’i
Lost Angels
Ohio Represent
Detroit 187
la Ciudad Ventosa
wit WIZ
Weck Central
Show me, bitcheaux

Redlining the melanin

 
 

I actually paid good money just the other day to go watch some black people wield clubs. There were white, latino and asian people there weilding clubs as well but the horrifying truth is that all of them only swung those clubs at white balls.

 
 

BASEBALL IS RACIST! geez, yelling again…

N_B, could you be any nerdier-geekier? I ask this with affection, of course. My feelings on geekitude are well-documented.

 
 

Creamed nettles on grilled brioche with fried duck egg.

Creaming the nettles.

**filing away recipe for future use**

 
 

It is all right to enjoy HPL stories as long as one does not fill one’s blog-posts with subtle and not-so-subtle references to the Cthulhu canon.

Watch it, pal!

 
 

Bis es spritzt, spritzt, spritzt Feuer!
Aber beklecker nicht das Sofa, Sofa!
Aber beklecker nicht das Sofa, Sofa!

 
 

Crackerass Cracker said,

March 30, 2011 at 19:15

Yeah, it’s no secret that Milwaukee is hyper-segregated. It’s what enabled Scott Walker to get elected as County Exec.

There’s a lot of work to do.

 
 

I thought you might appreciate that one. I can’t take credit for it, having run across the dish in the latest Portland Monthly rag.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Oops.

 
 

It is all right to enjoy HPL stories as long as one does not fill one’s blog-posts with subtle and not-so-subtle references to the Cthulhu canon.

“And shadowed on a screen, I saw hooded forms amidst ruins, and yellow evil faces peering from behind fallen monuments. And I saw the world battling against blackness; against the waves of destruction from ultimate space; whirling, churning; struggling around the dimming, cooling sun. Then the sparks played amazingly around the heads of the spectators, and hair stood up on end whilst shadows more grotesque than I can tell came out and squatted on the heads. And when I, who was colder and more scientific than the rest, mumbled a trembling protest about “imposture” and “static electricity”, Nyarlathotep drave us all out, down the dizzy stairs into the damp, hot, deserted midnight streets. I screamed aloud that I was not afraid; that I never could be afraid; and others screamed with me for solace. We sware to one another that the city was exactly the same, and still alive; and when the electric lights began to fade we cursed the company over and over again, and laughed at the queer faces we made.”

Sounds like a teabagger rally.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Speaking of Cthulhu, i recently saw a site with the complete works in Nook/Kindle format, free. Might have been here where I saw it but it won’t hurt to post it again.

http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

 
 

I thought you might appreciate that one. I can’t take credit for it, having run across the dish in the latest Portland Monthly rag.

I’m expecting a shitton of nettles for the next few months, so any ideas are welcome. I like making a spanakopita-like pie with them.

Speaking of Cthulhu, i recently saw a site with the complete works in Nook/Kindle format, free. Might have been here where I saw it but it won’t hurt to post it again.

I’m a big Clark Ashton Smith fan, so The Eldritch Dark is one of my favorite websites.

 
 

N_B, could you be any nerdier-geekier?

Sounds like a challenge to me.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Cool! I haven’t read any CAS since I was in high school.

 
 

Sounds like a teabagger rally.

Needs more meeping and glibbering.

 
 

Just Alison said:
thee must learn not to squeezy the bebbe

Lesson learned, long ago. That one is now a student at Major Midwestern University (shut up, Peej) and I could no more put him “up on jacks” than I could lift my own house.

Also: lifting the house.

 
 

Also: lifting the house.

NEVER let DK’s mom be on top.

 
 

Needs more meeping and glibbering.

As a foulness ye shall know them!

 
 

Also: lifting the house

Wait. Let’s see if I parse this correctly. You couldn’t put him on jacks, therefore lifting the house means jacking off.

 
 

Needs more meeping and glibbering.

We just got the ‘for real’ tornado warnings and the weather looks weird enough, I may have some extra meeping and gibbering soon.

 
 

How about this?

“God knows how many there were—there must have been thousands. To see the stream of them in that faint, intermittent lightning was shocking. When they had thinned out enough to be glimpsed as separate organisms, I saw that they were dwarfed, deformed hairy devils or apes—monstrous and diabolic caricatures of the monkey tribe. They were so hideously silent; there was hardly a squeal when one of the last stragglers turned with the skill of long practice to make a meal in accustomed fashion on a weaker companion. Others snapped up what it left and ate with slavering relish.”

A Galtian paradise.

 
 

We just got the ‘for real’ tornado warnings and the weather looks weird enough, I may have some extra meeping and gibbering soon.

The important question, though, is “How was the free-range pork?”

Be safe, bro.

 
 

meeping and gibbering soon.

Is that what you call fouled shorts?

 
 

Heh… evaluating the pork…

 
 

I saw that they were dwarfed, deformed hairy devils or apes—monstrous and diabolic caricatures of the monkey tribe.

This is EXACTLY my mental picture of Smut Clyde.

 
 

Meeping and gibbering is still better than freeping and glibertaring.

 
 

We just got the ‘for real’ tornado warnings and the weather looks weird enough, I may have some extra meeping and gibbering soon.

I hope you’re in your basement/bathroom/closet/interior room of some sort.

Tornadas can suck it.

 
 

Nettles are a good addition to broth, especially if you must make vegetarian broths. Also, too, good on toast with poached egg and hollandaise, sort of like PJ with his brioche and duck eggs. Plus, as well, in potato gratin or swedish potato casserole instead of spinach. Authentic champ might contain nettles and wild onion or ramps.

 
 

We’ll be evaluating the pork on Friday. I’m actually slightly more excited about the home cured pastrami. We get plenty of great pork here but it is a very long way to Katz’s.

 
 

Evaluating the pork.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“Evaluating the pork” seems redundant.

 
 

Meeping and gibbering is still better than freeping and glibertaring.

High five!

 
 

“We’ll be evaluating the pork on Friday. I’m actually slightly more excited about the home cured pastrami. We get plenty of great pork here but it is a very long way to Katz’s.”

I hope you don’t mean the Katz’s on West 6th Street in Austin, for it is no more.

 
 

Katz’s on Houston St in NYC is still going strong, though they do make their meats on the other side of the East River.

 
 

the other side of the East River.

You know, some of us live on the other side and have feelings.

 
 

High five!

I always have a hand for you, B^4. Up high, down low…that old chestnut…

 
 

You know, some of us live on the other side and have feelings.

Nuh uh. I heard there are no Squishies where you are.

OK, I admit to still giggling about the Squishy bots…

 
 

Having a hand for B^4

 
 

Bastardizing the big, bad, and bald.

 
 

Making their meats.

 
 

Having feelings

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“I hope you don’t mean the Katz’s on West 6th Street in Austin, for it is no more.”

I used to frequent that place. It wasn’t bad for TX but it weren’t no NYC deli neither.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Curing the pastrami.

 
 

I mean, the non-bot squishies.

Squishing the bots.

 
 

Crossing the East River.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Damn, a big handful of cress transforms potato leek soup in marvelous ways.

 
 

I love watercress. There’s lots of it in Laos leftover from les Frogs. It comes free with your meal there, mmm, khao poun with cress.

Looks like the tornado like stuff skipped south of us. OK by me. Funnel spotted in Waycross.

 
 

“Damn, a big handful of cress transforms potato leek soup in marvelous ways.”

That is a very long and clunky wanking metaphor pup max. May I suggest “leeking the potato” or “cressing the leek” instead? Much punchier don’t you think?

 
 

Damn, a big handful of cress transforms potato leek soup in marvelous ways.

Yum. That sounds amazing.

Speaking of pepper greens. I made an amazing baby arugula salad last night with an orange/balsamic dressing with shallots and garlic and big old shavings of Parmesan. So freaking good.

 
 

“Funnel spotted in Waycross.’

Waycrossing the funnel?

 
 

Handfulling the cress?

No.

Cressing the soup?

 
 

Maximizing the pup.

 
 

Watering the cress.

 
 

Maximizing the pup.

Um, I’m sorry, but I do NOT approve of giving puppies steroids.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Clunking the metaphor.

 
 

Unreliably Trunculating the shallot and pepper greens

 
 

You know, some of us live on the other side and have feelings.

Well, Brooklyn getting all sensitive, it must be part of gentrification.

I always associate the East River with Albert Ayler. While ruled a suicide my jazz friends say he was found chained to a vending machine.

 
 

Wasting a vending machine.

 
 

Brooklyn getting all sensitive, it must be part of gentrification.

Or a lack of unguent.

 
 

Related Can anyone tell me WHY this wasn’t included on Sounds of Science?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

No, vs, I can’t because IT’S FUCKING FLASH. Dammit.

 
 

Related Can anyone tell me WHY this wasn’t included on Sounds of Science?

Wait, did you mean to link to No Sleep ’til Brooklyn? I is confoosed.

 
 

Transforming the soup (in marvelous ways).

Also: trying the veal and tipping the waitress.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Related to some stuff earlier in the thread.

 
 

This is EXACTLY my mental picture of Smut Clyde.

Not thunder-crazed. Eyes not mi-matched.

 
 

Tornadies? Nasty.

We are looking at 6-12 inches of snow Friday.

I will be slashing my wrists for the weekend.

Pink snow, a late winter New England phenomena.

 
 

Hey, OT (as if…), I’m trying to locate a video of the “Democracy! Whisky! Sexy!” guy, and it seems to be scrubbed from the t00bz… any helpful suggestions?

 
 

But wait, it gets worse. Such rampant permissiveness will have all society wallowing in their own unrepentant crapulence.

Bart: “How would I go about creating a half-man, half-monkey-type creature?”

Mrs. Krabappel: “I’m sorry, that would be playing God.”
Bart: “God-schmod, I want my monkey man.”

 
 

Too much Kerry King.

There can never be too much Kerry King!!!!!*

*never heard of Kerry King before…just wanted to savor the sweet, heady feeling of being cool for a few seconds

 
 

just wanted to savor the sweet, heady feeling of being cool for a few seconds

Back in the locker, nerdy freshman!

 
 

Lockering the nerd

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Kinging the Kerry. Kerrying the king.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

swinging the friar

You’re welcome.

 
 

swinging the friar

frying the swinger

or maybe that should be ‘friaring the swinger’

 
 

We are looking at 6-12 inches of snow Friday.

I will be slashing my wrists for the weekend.

Pink snow, a late winter New England phenomena.

Woohoo, we might be hitting Waterville! And I do also mean that euphemistically.

 
 

savoring the coolness.

 
 

Shoveling the snow.

 
 

Going down the slippery slope AGAIN.

 
 

I am willing to risk the wrath of everyone here to show you I don’t care!!!

 
 

How does one “soar the skies?”

 
 

It involves similar skills to riding the sky like an eagle in the eye of a hurricane that’s abandoned.

 
 

I am willing to risk the wrath of everyone here to show you I don’t care!!!

She don’t care!

 
 

I am willing to risk the wrath of everyone here to show you I don’t care!!!

Justin Teaber!

 
 

B^4, if it were anyone but you, I’d kill you for beating me to my Beibtard joke. I’m tryin’ to eat a gyro here!

 
 

Eating the gyro…

WHOA!

 
 

B^4, if it were anyone but you, I’d kill you for beating me to my Beibtard joke.

I can’t be arsed logging on to Youtube, so I totally don’t mind if you post it over there.

That being said, I going to the pub.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Yikes!!

…the talent and charisma to rival that of child performers Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

 
 

swinging the friar

So the Padres minor league team needs a mascot name, eh? With something to padres and friars?

Easy.

Chester the Molester.

Thank you.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

de nada

I’m going to submit

a variation on Friar Tuck

 
low sodium hunchback
 

MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!MY EYES!!!!!!!!!! Just when I started trusting Jennifer…….

Ya know, at slayer’s youtube link of the kid, I had a fit of kindness ….I wanted to comment You’re move Trig, but held off.

 
 

Crucifying the Palin.

Needs moar cliffotine.

 
 

All you breeder types should name your spawn “Kory!” Right now!!

 
 

“Crucifying the Palin”

“Traumatizing the Gocart”

 
 

Kory is about my kid’s age. If that little twerp played baseball I’d tell my kid to drill him*. And he would, I suspect, happily.

*With a baseball, you pervs. And every time the kid came to plate, no matter what the score. Send that kid home with a bunch of bruises and lumps.

My kid would be allowed to eat nothing but ice cream for a weekend.

That’s the kind of father I am.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Looch, that was beautiful. Sniff.

 
 

Why does this not surprise me

http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/senator-inhofes-madness-he-calls-new-el

While the crisis has gotten substantial press attention, one aspect of Gbagbo’s past — and present — has flown under the radar: his longtime ties to the Christian right in the United States, a movement in which he still finds at least some support.

That includes a U.S. senator and acquaintance of Gbagbo who declined to intervene in the crisis when asked by the State Department earlier this year, a former congressman who was hired by Gbagbo as a lobbyist, and a Christian right TV network that ran a fawning profile of Gbagbo, even as violence engulfed Ivory Coast. The senator, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, today released a letter to Hillary Clinton calling for new elections in Ivory Coast, putting him in direct opposition to the view of the Obama administration, the United Nations and the African Union that Gbagbo lost a fair election.

Gbagbo, along with his influential wife, Simone, are evangelical Christians who are known for lacing their speeches with religious rhetoric. “God is leading our fight. God has already given us the victory,” Simone Gbagbo, who is both first lady and politician in her own right, said at a rally in January. Both Gbagbos have attended the National Prayer Breakfast, a big annual Washington event run by the secretive Christian group known as the Family, or the Fellowship.

 
 

Crucifying the Palin.

I’d nail her.

 
 

gocart mozart said,
March 31, 2011 at 2:09

Christian Right involvement with psychotic regimes in Africa is one of the great untold stories of modern religious wars. See also Pat Robertson’s ties to Charles Taylor (who was originally trained and funded by Qaddafi’s Libya back when they were still a disco-bombing, airliner-bombing, anti-Western-terrorism-funding Soviet client state) in Liberia and Mobutu in Zaire, as well as their involvement in passing the anti-gay laws in Uganda more recently.

It also completely puts the lie to their claim to be peaceful folk who follow the nonviolent message of Jesus and only spread the gospel nicely and civilly, by the way. Sure, most of them are too chicken to get their own hands dirty, but they finance religious murder as cheerfully as any Wahabbi.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“Why does this not surprise me”

After Pat Robertson defended (his business partner) Charles Taylor you should not be at all surprised.

 
 

Roberts court : Protecting the powerful

 
 

It’s been a whille because all teh news from Libya right now is about Freedom Bombs and Tomahawks of Democracy, but your dispatch from Grrrr-doll-fee land is that the rebels are trying to get Mickey Kaus on side.

 
 

With notably rare exceptions, sheep are excellent shots with anti-aircraft guns.

 
 

one can never have too little of KFK sez kg

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

I just heard on NPR a clip of John Boner trying to put the blame on the Senate, demanding thatntheynstop pass a spending bill and send it over to the House. Was there a Constituitonal amendment I missed? Doesn’t teh Consatooshun specify that spending bills must originate in the House? Whydoes Boner hatenthe Constitution? Why does Boner hate America?

 
low sodium hunchback
 

I think that the Arabic on the side of the truck says: It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

I wouldn’t have made the following correction Chris if you hadn’t beaten me to the Robertson/Taylor thang. You fleet fingered bitch!

“passing kill-the-antigays law”.

 
 

I’d nail her.

Mebbe. But I wouldn’t screw her.

 
 

“Kory is about my kid’s age. If that little twerp played baseball I’d tell my kid to drill him*. And he would, I suspect, happily.”

I didn’t know whether to be appalled or laugh.

I laughed.

 
 

Christian Right involvement with psychotic regimes in Africa is one of the great untold stories of modern religious wars

One of the reasons I hang out here is because stuff like this is taken as a given. I like that whippersnappers like Chris are discovering this and finding it amazing, it gives me hope for the next generation.

Breaking News: the American Fundamentalist Xtian (plus Mormons for free ) bloc is not an unequivocal force for good in the World. Well, what do you know?

 
 

boner get really confused when he’s drunk/teary *which is always* so most people cut him some slack, unlike you fucking nazis

 
 

American Fundamentalist Xtian (plus Mormons for free )…

A step further. A huge wad of dishonesty, cravenness, hypocrisy and downright evil.

Scumbags.

And don’t forget the Catlicks.

 
 

In other disturbing-text-hyperlink news – What if Glenn Reynolds was a furry?

 
 

“passing kill-the-antigays law”.

I accept that correction. It is accurate.

One of the reasons I hang out here is because stuff like this is taken as a given. I like that whippersnappers like Chris are discovering this and finding it amazing, it gives me hope for the next generation.

I have no idea how my generation will turn out overall. But as far as the religious issues go, pretty sure we’re going to be bad news for the crazies.

Partly that’s going off of generational differences on things like gay rights, and how people our age tend to be a lot more laid back about it. It’s also the fact that even the evangelical activists in our generation are apparently branching out a lot more than their parents (into issues like the environment, social justice, foreign aid, and not just abortion and gay marriage). Throw in the fact that we’re less likely to have racial hangups than the original Christian Right’s audience. The fundies are going to have their hands full just keeping their base in line.

 
 

Couldn’t get but halfway through that Kory vid. Beyond the most awful and glitchy use of autotune I’ve heard in years, I feel insulted when a video shows someone playing an instrument that isn’t actually used in the music as if it were the featured solo. It’s bad enough when they just show things out of time, but that’s like lipsyncing to crickets. Underwater. With your ass cheeks.* It’s just rude.

That’s not even getting to the teatardiness and general idiocy of the song to begin with. I suppose it’s fitting that the equally as uninspired and insipid “Friday” is the third link on the page.

Lulz in the comments. Tbogg wins it with “Finally.? Someone Rebecca Black can look down on.”

*VgoatseR

 
 

Taking their cues from WI, I guess.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Wednesday Republicans would pass legislation decreeing that, absent Senate passage of a budget bill by the April 8 deadline, the measure approved by the House in February would become “the law of the land.”

The fuck?

 
 

Sheer genius:

Still, [Rick] Santorum is certainly correct that contraception is partly responsible for Social Security’s financing woes. During the 20th century, people gradually moved away from farms and into cities and suburbs. Many people desired a smaller family and the advent of the birth-control pill in the early 1960s certainly made smaller families more feasible. However, the birth-control pill has had a number of unintended effects. It disrupted the financing mechanism for Social Security and resulted in a far more promiscuous culture that afflicts us to this day.

I am interested in this affliction and how can I get some?

 
 

the birth-control pill has […] disrupted the financing mechanism for Social Security

My clever pyramid scheme would never have failed, if only perpetual population growth had been allowed to continue without disruption.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Don’t worry Mikey and Ricky, those of the Hispanic persuasion are taking up the demographic slack.

 
 

That little fucker doesn’t play piano!

I only wish he was young enough to believe in Santa Claus so I could see his face when I told him he wasn’t real.

Also…oh, fuck it, I’m totally going to make fun of his twerpiness. I thought that kids were hitting puberty earlier these days? Fucker makes Haley Joel Osment look like Hulk Hogan.

 
 

Helping Kory: it’s a video, we can see that you are not actually crying. What type of punk-ass kid makes claims of patriotism like that which are OBVIOUSLY LIES.

In Kory’s defense, after hearing most of the song, he really is dying for America. With that song, he’d find that his mom is a tough crowd. And his mom ain’t exactly hard to please, if you know what I mean.

 
 

@3:07 is teh most useless pop-up comment-thingy EVAR – apparently Crying for America is Available on iTunes. Thanx Kory, that there is truly important info.

 
 

And every time the kid came to plate, no matter what the score. Send that kid home with a bunch of bruises and lumps.

Looch! Are you serious?

That kid would be hit by the ball *once* and would run off the field, crying. Probably holding his head even though he was hit in the leg. He’d make the hackiest soccer player look restrained. Then his mommy would accuse you of masterminding a liberal plot to kill her kid because of his Tea Party Patriot beliefs.

 
 

And his mom ain’t exactly hard to please, if you know what I mean.

DKW, this is hardly a ringing endorsement of your abilities, sir.

 
 

Dear Kory:

Don’t worry, kid … when you turn 18 (or is it 21?) you can lose that awful name for good. Just keep remembering: the glorious day will eventually come when you can run faster mad than your ‘rents can scared.

Just do us all a favor & sing something catchy about your tragic deficit of poontang next time, mmmkay? SRSLY.

If you’re crying for a country that’s just spent more than a century looting every non-industrialized hinterland it could get its heavily-armed claws into, some might argue that your patriotic tear-ducts need to chug down a big steaming cup of STFU while you pop open a couple of history books.

“Crying For America” = “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” + emo.

 
 

apparently Crying for America is Available on iTunes.

You know, I’m not sure it would pack the same emotional punch without the video.

 
 

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Wednesday Republicans would pass legislation decreeing that, absent Senate passage of a budget bill by the April 8 deadline, the measure approved by the House in February would become “the law of the land.”

The Republicans have such deep knowledge of the Constitution that they’re aware of a secret ‘We-can-do-whatever-we-want’ clause that nobody else has ever noticed.

 
 

Seriously, that Frankenstein monster is vogueing up a storm up there.

 
 

If you’re crying for a country that’s just spent more than a century looting every non-industrialized hinterland it could get its heavily-armed claws into, some might argue that your patriotic tear-ducts need to chug down a big steaming cup of STFU while you pop open a couple of history books.

Why do you hate America?

Alternately, SHUT UP, THAT’S WHY!

“Crying For America” = “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” + emo.

Win +1

Can’t remember the context, but I was trying to describe that scene to a friend last week.

 
 

With notably rare exceptions, you still need to write the exception-handling routines.

 
 

With notably rare exceptions, you still need to write the exception-handling routines.

America: Abort, Fail, Retry?

 
 

They are taking their goose-stepping marching orders not from the electorate,

do liberals goose step?

 
 

With notably rare exceptions, sheep are excellent shots with anti-aircraft guns.

never trust a Border Cheviot, they will shoot you in the back, given half a chance

 
 

Do militant sheep goose-step?

 
 

Crying for America

Not sleeping til Brooklyn

 
 

Handling the exception

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

With notably rare exceptions, sheep are excellent shots with anti-aircraft guns.

Indeed, during the Crusades, a flock of sheep bravely defended a fortress. S’true I tells you. Look it up.

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

Crying for America? Really? What’s the matter wif poor widdle America, is the big nasty rest of the world ganging up on you? Are Americans being oppressed and enslaved? Are American resources being sucked out of the country while foreign bombs pound the country into submission?

Or is it, indeed, all a load of dogs’ bollocks?

Jesus in a hairnet, some people are deluded.

 
 

Wake Look up, sheeple!

 
 

Upward-looking sheeple are not fed,
But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,
Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread.

 
 

Don’t cry for me United States
The truth is no one cares
All through the teabag days
The mad existence
I lost my promise
Don’t keep your distance

 
 

Damn it, Smut, I was working on that.

 
 

Huh.

Courtesy of facebook, an evangelical preacher explains that he knows the Bible is true because he wants it to be. And he can’t understand how anyone else could possibly have another opinion.

Fourth comment = extensive and fairly well done rebuttal.

 
 

Just Alison, back from the semi-dead said,
March 31, 2011 at 12:46

This.

 
 

“do liberals goose step?”

Arrogant libs like me goose strut.

 
 

It took years of experimentation to prove that the human hand, dorsally applied, was more effective than the goose strut at eliciting the desired response.

 
 

Pupienus Max –

I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that we’ve hired to a Portlandish consultant to do some Daylite customization for the biz.

 
 

Arrogant libs like me goose strut.

I goose your mom.

 
 

Your Libya update this morning-

Lots of stuff about NATO. I’m following the goings on mostly through AJE and BBC Live blogs. That and a couple of Twitter hashtags. Ever since the NFZ started being implemented, news on the ground has been sparse to more sparse – because Fighter Jets! Seriously, who gives a shit about what’s happening on the ground when Fighter Jets!

On the subject of no one giving a shit, the 4:27 AM update today’s AJE live blog is priceless:

The White House reportedly negotiated with TV networks about the ideal time to screen President Obama’s address to the nation on Monday night. Nothing unusual there, scheduling is a delicate matter – and becomes moreso when advertisers invest big bucks to hit their ideal timeslots – but New York Times blogger Bill Carter points out that ABC had its own priority for the nation. A show so important, it couldn’t be interrupted or rescheduled to arrange an address from the nation’s president.

Dancing with the stars.

 
 

Strutting the goose.

 
 

looks like somebody is picking up old fenwicks slack….

 
 

BTW, if anyone needed any further proof the Google hates America, the logo has been replaced by an animated meth lab. They SAY it’s supposed to have something to do with the Bunsen burner, but you know these libruls & their insidious lies.

 
 

Ever since the NFZ started being implemented, news on the ground has been sparse to more sparse – because Fighter Jets! Seriously, who gives a shit about what’s happening on the ground when Fighter Jets!

I’m not at all unsympathetic to this perspective, having been a Fighter Jet Nerd since the age of ten.

Still, Al Jazeera hasn’t been bad at keeping track of events in Libya. Also Egypt, which the American media seems to have forgotten about, and Syria, which evidently doesn’t have a high enough body count to be interesting yet. (Or maybe it’s just the deficit of fighter jets).

 
 

And in news that no one actually cares about, Buffalo and Carolina both won last night. If there were more games left this wouldn’t be bad since they both beat the other teams hovering around the cut-off but with only five games left and at least seven points to make-up it’s pretty much over for teh Leafs.

 
 

I blame James Reimer for making care about teh NHL season into the end of March.

 
 

Into each life, a Leaf must fall.

 
 

Ladies and gentlemen, Jonah Goldberg on feminism:

Many on the left simply think I have no standing to speak about feminism. There’s an interesting mix of identity politics and guild mentality in their arguments. Since I am a bad person who doesn’t agree with the professional feminist agenda, I can’t say anything about feminism with any credibility. Tellingly, nobody making such claims have offered anything like facts or counterarguments. They just say it is so.

Meanwhile, some readers on the right claim that little to nothing good has ever come from feminism. I am more than open to the idea that many bad things have come from feminism. I know it in my bones.

 
 

I know it in my bones.
Bonehead.

 
 

They just say it is so. I know it in my bones.

His complaint, of course, is that he hasn’t seen feminists condemn the treatment of women in the Muslim world. Sort of how he hasn’t seen CAIR condemn terrorism or Obama’s birth certificate.

 
 

Knowing it in your bone

 
 

I’ve found that a lot of the things I “know in my boners” are completely wrong.

 
 

Tellingly, nobody making such claims have offered anything like facts or counterarguments. They just say it is so….Meanwhile, some readers on the right claim that little to nothing good has ever come from feminism. I am more than open to the idea that many bad things have come from feminism. I know it in my bones.

It’s central to his point.

 
 

it’s pretty much over for teh Leafs.

Just to help you feel better D-KW, after 7 of 10 games in the round robin Kval till Elitserien the Vaxjo Lakers have a reasonably comfortable lead. Go Lakers!

 
Jonah Gary Goldberg Ruppert
 

The fact is I know it in my tail bones!

 
 

“Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Wednesday Republicans would pass legislation decreeing that, absent Senate passage of a budget bill by the April 8 deadline, the measure approved by the House in February would become ‘the law of the land.'”

I’m late to the party again, but didn’t Representative Cantor make a very big deal over reading the Constitution on the floor of the house at the beginning of THIS session? Does he think everyone in America has a ten minute memory span?

 
 

do liberals goose step?

Sometimes, but never with short purposeful strides.

 
 

His complaint, of course, is that he hasn’t seen feminists condemn the treatment of women in the Muslim world.

IOW, they don’t pleasure themselves at Koran burnings, and they don’t give Republicans enough credit for Iraq (where, by the by, women’s rights, gay rights and religious minority rights have gotten worse, not better, since the invasion).

Feminists were the ones who brought a ton of the abuses against women in the third world, including the Muslim world, to the West’s consciousness in the first place. Before 9/11, they were virtually the only group in America lobbying against the Taliban. And they did it successfully enough to bully Clinton out of supporting an oil pipeline through Afghanistan, which would’ve made the Tali rich if completed.

Republicans may think that having suddenly discovered on 9/12/2001 that there were women’s rights abuses in the Muslim world (still the only part of the world where they pretend to care about them), they would now be entitled to claim the mantle of real feminism. Sadly, they are not.

 
 

Does he think everyone in America has a ten minute memory span?

When you look at the “America” that shows up at his town hall meetings, I think you can excuse him for thinking that it’s true.

 
 

Is T&U around? I’ve got her OT lunch reading: the third item.

The punchline: he had a girlfriend.

 
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
 

There is feminism at work here. I feel it in my bones.

 
 

T&U, FGS don’t click that link. Not at lunch anyway.

 
 

The punchline: he had a girlfriend.

To be fair to your mom, it was an open relationship.

 
 

I like that there is NOTHING that can’t be lain at the feet of women. Chilvary is dead? Feminazis killed it. Not enough $ for SS? Sluts killed it.

 
 

I like that there is NOTHING that can’t be lain at the feet of women.

It is unlikely that the girlfriend was responsible for my linked story. And since the logical opposite to “nothing” is a single contradiction, my work here is done.

 
 

It is unlikely that the girlfriend was responsible for my linked story.

With apologies to our gracious but absent overlords, Sadly, No! She bears at least some blame:

The unnamed man lived with two able-bodied roommates — including his girlfriend, who officials said fed him since he never got up —

 
 

Wait. Please allow me to recant. I had projected a normal mental health profile onto persons involved in the case – but that was obviously a mistake. I mean she was living there in the same apartment – what with the – um, let’s say related environmental conditions. Clearly there was more to what was going on than I had initially believed.

Also too, the guy died. Here’s a line from the story that helped me realize how big a fucking asshole I was being.

WTRF 7 News is told by several sources that the man insisted on living his life in his chair, insisted that his girlfriend bring him food and soft drinks.

He may have been trapped and killed by his obesity, assisted by the girlfriend – but they were all trapped in some bizarre nightmar-ish horror story of truly-fucked-up-ed-ness. It’s so beyond my ability to understand that judging it was wrong. For that I apologize.

 
 

If someone is lying in a pool of feces and maggots and you don’t let them know, then you’re not really a friend.

 
 

Ah, but he was sitting up. Also I suspect that he was probably the first person aware of the presence of the feces.

Seriously though, that is some fucked up shit (pardon the use of that word). Human beings are conditioned to have strong aversion to waste (probably a result of their intelligently designed avoid-diseases feature) and to progress to a point where it was normal – where you kept feeding the guy anyways,,, I’ve seen some dysfunctional relationships before but this is some totally different thing.

 
 

OTOH, I’m blaming women for killing this thread. Sure I had the last post, what with the delightful and stimulating talk of slow suicide by abusive relationship – but it’s really the fault of women.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Clark, I’d like to try to fumigate this here chair, it’s a good quality item. If you don’t mind my askin’, how much did she set you back?

Too soon?

 
low sodium hunchback
 

when you’re lying
in feces
and you’re morbidly
obese
and nothing
nothing is going right

 
 

It’s like I’m always stuck in this here chair
I haven’t gotten up this day, this week or even this year.
I’ll be here in pooh,
And my pee starts to pour
I’ll be here in p00p
No way I’ll fit through the door
I’ll be here in pooh,,,

 
 

If someone is lying in a pool of feces and maggots and you don’t let them know, then you’re not really a friend.

You, sir, are no Republican.

 
 

Thread’s not dead, we’re just having a delightful and stimulating talk about the little death.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

I’ve been soaked by the urine, fused to the chair

Door is too small, can’t go nowhere.

But I’m still willin

 
 

I’m crying in my favorite chair
I’m dying in my favorite chair!

 
 

It does give “fusion cuisine” a whole new meaning.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

It does give “fusion cuisine” a whole new meaning.

Oooh, the fusion prix fixe looks just to die for!

 
 

Feces and maggots, say the bells of St Baggett’s.

 
 

Lovely thread. It’s not dead, just pinin’ for the fjords.

 
 

Lovely thread. It’s not dead, just pinin’ for the fjords fused to its chair.

Fixx0red

 
low sodium hunchback
 

I ain’t gonna sit in maggot swarm no more.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Morning folks, I was busy practicing my goose sashay. I’ll try to catch up now.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

And No one heard at all, not even the dead guy in the chair.

 
 

Feces

Okay, dinner.

and maggots

Oooh, garnish. Fancy dinner.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I wonder when this thread will finally fuse to its chair?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Courtesy of facebook, an evangelical preacher explains that he knows the Bible is true because he wants it to be. And he can’t understand how anyone else could possibly have another opinion.

Fourth comment = extensive and fairly well done rebuttal.

So there’s no possibility that God exists only in your mind? I see. And is there anything about God with which you disagree? Of course not, I was asking just to make sure because it would be arrogant, to say the least, to disagree with God. So let me ask you one more question: Is there anyone else with whom you agree completely and utterly?

 
 

I ain’t gonna sit in maggot swarm no more.

Well played!

 
 

I see my friends
Fusin’ to the front seat
Fusin’ to the back seat
Which seat should I fuse to?

 
 

Is there anyone else with whom you agree completely and utterly?

Hitler. No, wait…

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

So there’s no possibility that God exists only in your mind? I see. And is tre anything about God with which you disagree? Of course not, I was asking just to make sure because it would be arrogant, to say the least, to disagree with God. So let me ask you one more question: Is there anyone else with whom you agree completely and utterly?

And he claims to have memorized the bible (I didn’t notice which version) yet didn’t even notice any of its own inconsistencies? Divine? Yeah, maybe this Divine.

 
 

So there’s no possibility that God exists only in your mind?

Nope, none. I believe God, a being of infinite power, knowledge and wisdom, created a race of creatures, intelligent, yes, but deeply flawed, mentally, physically and spiritually, and gave them a set of difficult and arcane laws to live by (actually several mutually-contradictory sets), and the gift of free will to follow or not follow these laws (or to misunderstand them, or follow the wrong set), and decreed that any of these creatures who failed to follow these laws would be punished in an eternal afterlife of continuous pain, torment and torture. Being all-knowing, he has been well aware from the beginning that the vast, vast majority of his creations (whom he loves) would fail to meet his standards, so you could say he chose to create the race of men for the purpose of subjecting almost all of them to eternal damnation.

Oh, God exists, alright–I just refuse to worship him.

 
 

“I’m crying in my favorite chair
I’m dying in my favorite chair!”

I would ask the good posters of S,N to quit making me laugh at horribly dark, inappropriate jokes. It reflects poorly on me.

 
 

“I ain’t gonna sit in maggot swarm no more.

Well played!”

Agreed! Bravo!

 
 

It reflects poorly on me.

The poor workman blames his tools.

 
 

Blaming one’s tool.

 
 

I would never call you guys “tools!”

 
 

The poor workman blames his tools.

My tool is lost, but I know where.
My tool is now fused to the chair.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Awwwwwwwwwwwww.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Steerpike sed….

Annie Dilard:

Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to Hell?”

Priest: “Not if you did not know.”

Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?”

 
 

The matter of Amis’s religious views is perhaps ultimately summed up in his response, reported in his Memoirs, to the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s question, in his broken English: “You atheist?” Amis replied, “It’s more that I hate Him.”

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

And so it has begun. The thread ismunable to get out of the chair. Let the feces and maggotry commence.

 
 

Let the feces and maggotry commence.

Don’t fergit TEH BUTTOCKS!!!

 
low sodium hunchback
 

What does ISMUN stand for?

International Student Movement for the United Nations

 
 

And so it has begun. The thread is unable to get out of the chair. Let the feces and maggotry commence.

POOP.

 
 

You guys are disgusting.

That shit makes Hoarders look tame by comparison.

 
 

The large, lighter colored wolf in the center is the immigrant from Canada dubbed The Old Gray Guy. The wolf to the left is his daughter and mate, who died during 2010.

Canuckistani socialism has led to moral degeneracy!!!!

 
 

That shit makes Hoarders look tame by comparison.

The tight teeshirts are nice, of course, but I could never really get interested in the combo of shiny tights and tube socks.

 
 

Canuckistani socialism has led to moral degeneracy!!!!

When in Rome,,,

 
 

That shit makes Hoarders look tame by comparison.

It’s true. You go looking for some nice examples of fecal matter and you find stuff full of urine, maggots, and rotting dead guy. A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE PEOPLE!

 
 

If Howard Hughes kept his urine in jars I’d say that sets an inarguable standard the ambitious would do well to follow.

 
 

Please, somebody go forth and snark, lest I lose my mind.

Tell her the one about NASA’s project to land a man on the Sun, and doing it at night so it’s not as hot. Unless you can think of something even dumber to throw at her and see if she swallows it.

 
 

I mean, at least Hoarders have the decency just to have dead cats.

 
 

I must learn this Da-Da language. It sounds easier than Spanish or French. Also funnier.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

fossilizing the footprint

 
 

I must learn this Da-Da language. It sounds easier than Spanish or French. Also funnier.

You’ll have a Hugo Ball learning the language.

If you can sing in it, you may have an international pop hit.

 
 

854! Come on, we can make it to 4 digits!

 
 

I can’t wait to see the wingnuts crap their pants over THE BLACK AGENDA!!!!

 
 

If you can sing in it, you may have an international pop hit.

Oh wow. I had no idea that tune was that old. I’m so used to hearing it used in commercials.

 
 

I can’t wait to see the wingnuts crap their pants over THE BLACK AGENDA!!!!

OFFS. Because black people are one monolithic group that marches in lockstep. Somebody needs to tell Clarence Thomas.

 
 

If Howard Hughes kept his urine in jars […]

Maybe he was a meth head way ahead of his time.

 
 

There’s got to be a “black monolith” joke somewhere.

 
 

Come on, we can make it to 4 digits!

VfistingR?

 
 

There’s got to be a “black monolith” joke somewhere.

Stop trying to shove a black monolith down our throats!!!!

 
 

Stop trying to shove a black monolith down our throats!!!!

I’m afraid I can’t do that Dave T&U.

 
 

VfistingR?

Stop trying to shove a black monolith down our throats!!!!

Lulz elicited.

 
 

Alternate joke- My God, it’s full of stars black monolith!

 
 

Dirty, filthy disgusting ick word of the day: Uterus.

 
 

Bouffant, I can’t even fucking deal with that fucking shit.

 
 

Also, how old are the pages in the Florida House? They’re probably already fucking. I’d *hope* that they’d know what a uterus is.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Horrible! He should have used the age-appopriate term, woowoo.

Cf. High Anxiety

 
 

What a bunch of pencil dicks. OH NO I SAID PENCIL!!!

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Pencilling the dick.

 
 

The uterus
Is new to us

 
 

Oh for crying out loud!

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Uterus i terus we all terus for uterus

 
 

Uterus?

Damn near killed us!

 
 

And:

I am thinking that Jonah the Whale does not feel the word “uterus” in his bone(s).

What?

 
 

I seriously give up. We’re all doomed.

 
 

I seriously give up. We’re all doomed.

The “stupid” does seem to be spreading unabated, doesn’t it?

 
 

We’re all doomed.

The massive weight of accumulated right wing stupidity is causing earthquakes. And tsunamis.

I can feel this in my bones.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Needz moar maps and such as.

 
 

Well, at least that particular bit of fascism is done for now.

Thank. Christ.

Is it an overreaction that Dr. King’s “free at last” quote came to mind when I read that?

 
 

Oh shit.

“I know it in my bones.”

 
 

I just read that people have spent a collective total of 5.93 million years playing World of Warcraft.

 
 

I just read that people have spent a collective total of 5.93 million years playing World of Warcraft.

They could have put that time to use masturbating.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Ugh, I can’t tell which is worse, the above idiocy, or that they still think “Obamacare” creates a private army for the preznit. Ugh, again also too.

 
 

Pitching the fork

A-effing-hem. (W/ video.)

 
 

People, I took a long, leisurely shower, brewed a cuppa, & smoked a butt, yet you still haven’t cracked 900?

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

People, I took a long, leisurely shower, brewed a cuppa, & smoked a butt, yet you still haven’t cracked 900?

Some of us have “work” to do.

 
 

Nuh uh! No trans-blog AHEMing!

I refudiate your ahem, good sir! Let us not get into a squirmish about this.

 
 

I just read that people have spent a collective total of 5.93 million years playing World of Warcraft.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
They could have put that time to use masturbating.

Their wrists would probably get fatigued after the first three million years.

 
 

Cracking 900

Best all-anal porn evah!

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

New thread!

(April fool!)

Why does the SN server think it’s April 1 already?

Here in Oregon it’s 3:39 PM on the 31st…

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

New thread!!!!

(April fool, sorry) Why does the SN server think it’s April 1 already? Here in Oregon it’s 3:40PM on the 31st. And FYWP, don’t make me type this again…

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

New thread!!!!

(April fool, sorry) Why does the SN intertron machine think it’s April 1 already? Here in Oregon it’s 3:42PM on the 31st.

FYWP!!! Even though this is in my paste buffer, it’s still not fun being rejected!

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

OK, I swear if a zillion posts from me show up, I’m tracking down WP at its house and shitting on its lawn.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

WTF? FYWP!!!!

 
 

Some of us have “work” to do.

HOT.

 
 

No trans-blog AHEMing!

That was more like pimpin’ my log. If it weren’t for the swell video I probably wouldn’t have bovvered.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

New thread!!!!

(April fool, sorry. And yeah, it’s not April 1 here but the server evidently thinks it is…)

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

April fool?

 
 

smoked a butt

Mmmm, barbecue.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

“A-effing-hem. ”

Why, MB thinks people read his blog.

 
 

Some of us have “work” to do.

“WORK!??!”

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Evidently WP doesn’t like “[current month] fool” stuff related to the current server date. Or something. Or it just hates me.

 
 

I don’t think they’re “people,” exactly.

 
 

It’s true. I am mutant mole person. That is why I’m so pale.

 
 

I must go. Before I do, this is teh funny, in a “I laugh only to keep from crying” way.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Earlier I was trying to be clever and say “New thread!!!” and then say “[month]” followed by another word for a knave or jester, because of the fucked up timestamps on these posts. Evidently FYWP doesn’t like such shenanigans.

Good song, thanks “Krebs”.

 
 

I am mutant mole person.

VS IS LEMMY!!!

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Yeah, I know, it wasn’t really funny anyway.

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I think I’m about done pretending to work on really boring shit. It’s warm out, the sun is shining for the first time in what seems like eons, and in two minutes pints are discounted across the street. See ya!

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Good song, Krebs, but your cycle was better work.

 
 

noo thred pls

 
 

Motorhead wishes I were in their DUMB GROUP.

Yes, I’m still bitter about my embarrassing auditions to be their Triangle Girl. Motorhead would totally be improved by the addition of a rockin’ triangle-player!

 
 

The “M.G.” stands for Machine Gun.

 
low sodium hunchback
 

I thought that the G. stands for Walther

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Well I never, Maynard.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 


How come so many Repukes look like penises with faces?

I read this as “faces with penises” and wondered why one would bother to ask.

 
 

How come so many Repukes look like penises with faces?

I read this as “faces with penises” and wondered why one would bother to ask.

I read this as “Why are Republicans such dicks?”

To which I say: “Because they are Republicans.”

I know his in my bones, BTW.

 
 

Or “this.”

Or not.

 
 

Out shopping. You all have an hr. or so to hit 1,000. No “work” excuses, except for Anti-Podeans.

 
 

I took a long, leisurely shower, brewed a cuppa, & smoked a butt,

So…you masturbated twice and shoved a cigarette up your ass?

 
 

I read this as “faces with penises”
PM is triggering me.

 
 

922! Come on, we can do it!

 
 

“Out shopping. You all have an hr. or so to hit 1,000. No “work” excuses, except for Anti-Podeans.”

Dude. I can’t just PERFORM on command. It’s gotta be organic. I must court the Muse.

Or drink.*

*currently not an option

 
low sodium hunchback
 

Courting the muse.

 
 

I seriously give up. We’re all doomed.

Now you are beginning to understand, Grasshopper.

 
 

New thread please.

 
 

Opening Day Breakfast, consumed about 1800: Couple beers, couple hot dogs. (Alright, picky, they were Hillshire Farms Cheddar Wursts.)

 
 

Hillshire Farms Cheddar Wursts

This is not the food pr0n you were looking for…

 
 

Begging the thread.

 
 

Why are there no pictures of snow here? I was promised snow pictures.

 
 

You want snow? We have fresh snow coming down right now. Please, come and take all you want.

*considers slashing wrists*

 
 

Hah! I want pictures like on Thunder’s blog when he went to play golf with the Inuit. The real snow sounds frightful!

 
 

Will trade several degrees Fahrenheit for a couple inches of snow.

 
 

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Klosyagjuwojav
Koolroym Uruguayan
Prolawanda Permissive-Artificially
Peteseep Ayanna
Chides-Meaning
Celinda-Merilyn Zoc
Senolli Suwkliqu
Imam Interdataraqu Bookshelves-Honda
Lex Parameterizations
Asiatic
Jegayplej Acetylene
Suw
Thaw Arlinda
Loom Moose

 
 

Filling the survey.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Who can be bothered to cook?

Ham steak, warmed/sauted/fried in a pan with a bit of toasted sesame seed oil and maple syrup. Green peas with diced red onion and wilted lettuce. Egg noodles with a bit of cream, Swiss cheese, grated nutmeg, minced eyetie parsley. All perfectly seasoned and spiced. Gad, it’s so easy.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

PS to SC: have you anything in your library tagged ‘dicknose’?

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Hey, you cook with the pantry you have, not the pantry you would like to have.

 
 

Hey, you heat from the freezer you have, yada. Just ’cause Frozen Food Mo. is almost over, even on the coast, doesn’t mean I’m stopping!

 
 

America: Abort, Fail, Retry?

RUN OMGWTFBBQ.EXE
ERROR
RUN OMGWTFBBQ.EXE
ERROR
RUN OMGWTFBBQ.EXE
ERROR
RUN OMGWTFBBQ.EXE
ERROR
OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-

 
 

Full disclosure: I love to cook, but I am a freakin’ caveman with meat on a stick compared to many of you. As for dicknose, Nixon was slightly before my time (I was a kid).

 
 

Go on. Ask me what colour my pantries are.

 
 

PS to SC: have you anything in your library tagged ‘dicknose’?

Libraries are for people who cannot trust their memories.
You could try looking up Jake & Dinos Chapman, except that they are meretricious exploitative wankers and a symptom of all that is wrong with an art scene driven only by publicity.

 
 

Hah! We know you aren’t wearing any!

 
 

D’oh! I should know better than thinking I am the SC being referenced. For all I know dicknose may very well be some wonderful concoction on the other side of the world.

It’s only appropriate that Bizzare Foods is on right now.

 
Just Alison, back from the semi-dead
 

Working the coalmine (with extra hip thrusty and hand jerky goodness).

 
 

How come so many Repukes look like penises with faces?

Which brings up the old joke…

Why do Republicans wear ties?

To keep the foreskin from covering their faces.

BaDum-Dum.

 
 

You could try looking up Jake & Dinos Chapman…

Oh, come on. The Hitler stuff was kind of funny.

Though apparently it’s where JonahTheWhale copped his cover art idea.

 
 

Fill out a survey.

I’ve done my duty, proudly bearing these fine names…

Blythe Blemish
Hideo Anaconda
Helmut Monotreme
Bart Groindeath
Synthetica Ligustrum
Leopold X. G. V. Smegmelon
Cindy Sue Duplex-Mothra
Fido Papilloma
Hogeye Grex
Petroleum Rectaloosner
Corky Doggybag
Vaginalina Robustus
Enormo Phaloluminescense
Earwax Lewdmuscle
Horace Wangoboogamungo
Vinnie Wetnipple
Sven Droolblast
Napoleon Pus

 
 

If it weren’t for Hogeye Grex, I might have to change my nym to Fido Papilloma.

I may steal that.

Hogeye Grex. Yep.

Though Hideo Anaconda ain’t bad neither.

 
 

are the SN management team on a week long bender?

 
 

No new thread ’til 1,000.

 
 

Damn, this is never going to end. It feels like driving on an interstate when you need a bathroom.

 
 

Driving the interstate.

 
 

The fact is, some liberals have called John Kasich a Nazi. Therefore, all liberals are terrible people for deniggrating a man who is saving Ohio from the weakness cancer of socialism.

 
 

Working the coalmine (with extra hip thrusty and hand jerky goodness).
I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner because of the absence of falling coal.

 
 

Denigrating the man.

 
 

In honour of today’s date, I’d like to share with you the GREATEST JOKE IN TEH UNIVERSE.
What do you get when you eat all the potatoes?

 
 

“Vaginalina Robustus”

Men…she’s SI-NGLE.

 
 

Precipitating the new thread.

 
 

@Snorghagen:

my drag name is Tawdry Fistbottom. Maybe I should get another Safeway discount card with her name for those rare occasions when I go shopping in drag? I already use my Butch nym (thank you Mr. Pansy….please, call me Butch!).

 
 

The odd time stamps are because the server is in Germany..

I know this in my bones because I know this in my bones

 
 

I think Helmut Monotreme is a fantastic name. Snorghagen, do you mind if I reserve that for future use?

 
 

Quickly losing respect for The Daily Beast

This attempt to somehow transcend, uh, I don’t know…kneejerk, assholish hipness, I guess…is so misguided. That song/vid is a musical abortion.

Come on, dude. It’s beyond awful. And I say this as someone who has some amount of tolerance for Top 40 and bubblegum pop.

 
36 past the hour
 

yep, sorta.

 
 

Come on, dude. It’s beyond awful. And I say this as someone who has some amount of tolerance for Top 40 and bubblegum pop.

one of the things i love the most about teh hubby is that he is completely unaware of awful things like ‘friday.’ i aspire to be more like him…

 
 

also, since i am fairly lazy and should be packing for the weekend instead of hanging out on here trying to catch up on the thread, would some please be kind enough to throw me some of the highlights?

 
 

I just shredded a bunch of stuff I probably wasn’t supposed to* because I didn’t feel like filing it. It was practically orgasmic.

I think I have paper lung now, though.

*Not because it was useful, but because my boss sees the value of hanging on to 8-year-old agendas and minutes that she also has electronically.

 
 

also, since i am fairly lazy and should be packing for the weekend instead of hanging out on here trying to catch up on the thread, would some please be kind enough to throw me some of the highlights?

There was poop and there was penis.

 
 

OK, this is ridiculous, embarassing, even. You mean to tell me we STILL haven’t broken the 1000 mark? No wonder our Sadly Overlords have refused to provide us with a new thread. We’re not worthy!

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

You can’t kilothread when someone’s killed the thread.

 
 

Flogging a dead horse.

Look for the Pistols video yourself.

 
 

I can talk about work some more, which nobody cares about…

There’s a student who’s using our fax machine and my “friend” came in and said, “So, what company are you with?”
“Um, I’m a medical student”
“Soooo…they have medical students on call to fix fax machines?”
“Um…I’m faxing something?”
“OHHHHHHH. Oh, OKAY!!! I see now!”
Commence five minutes of talking about stupid shit because it’s impossible for her not to around any white male between the ages of 20 and…well, older.

 
 

There was poop and there was penis.

thank you for pointing out how this thread is vastly different from previous threads…

 
 

Vas deferens from other threads.

 
 

POOP and PENIS are seminal aspects of S,N!

 
 

America backs unions.

HA HA!

 
 

*Not because it was useful, but because my boss sees the value of hanging on to 8-year-old agendas and minutes that she also has electronically.

awful-former-’boss’ also did this…and multiple copies of EVERYTHING…while she continually babbled on about how she is a green person…it’s been almost a year since she left and i am still shredding…

Mucho empathy from yours truly. I’ve found the act of shredding quite cathartic since I started working here too. Especially when it comes on the heels of *not* being allowed to shred X, Y, and Z.

 
 

It’s POOP and PENIS all the time. With other places you often get duck, duck, goose – but with S,N! it’s just efferent ducts.

 
 

993–amost there!

 
 

HA HA!

“Sorry, but the page you requested cannot be found”?

 
 

Oh fuck. Anyway, it was the Nelson Muntz laugh.

 
 

BTW, I’m taking a little breaky-poo from this site when we hit 1000. I mean, yeesh, this thread smells like a bunch of Teatards sweating in a phonebooth.

 
 

PeeJ. Go here. Report back re: hot coffee nerds.

I need to get one of those metal Aeropress filters.

 
 

Forget Galt’s Gulch, teh Editors have gone to the Sadly Wadi.

 
 

WE’VE PASSED THE ONE THOUSAND MARK!

Das vidanya, VS.

 
 

For RMF I will offer this little bit of lyrical snarkiness that appeared in my local paper’s opinion section. It is by Joe Pacheco and is sung by Bachmann Terror Overhype:

Don’t know much about history
Dates and facts and accuracy
Unlike Gingrich, John and Giuliani
Don’t know much about adultery

But if we could prove our president
Was never really a resident
What a wonderful world this would be

Don’t know much about geography
Nor where Concord should really be
Don’t know much about economy
“Trickle down” is my philosophy

But if everyone could live tax free
Own a gun to gaurd their liberty
What a wonderful world this would be

Don’t know much about geography
Just a little more than Hucckabee
Won’t be inviting Newt to tea
Nor Tim or Ron or Mitt Romney

But if sarah and I could be
Next year’s ticket for the GOP
What a wonderful world this would be.

 
 

I didn’t feel like filing it.

You know if you actually sit on the shredder, you can get past practically.

 
 

Die obligatorische freie Freitag-Verbindung:

*** vitamin z ***

 
 

You know if you actually sit on the shredder, you can get past practically.

Nah, the vibrations aren’t consistent enough. Plus, I would probably get my skirt caught in it and that would be Bad.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

You ain’t my bitch nigga, get your own damn aeropress filter.

 
 

You ain’t my bitch nigga, get your own damn aeropress filter.

I think you mean the other way around?

Also, it was just a bossy way of showing you someplace that looked kinda cool. I can order online. So there.

 
 

I hadn’t heard of teh Aeropress before. I’m skeptical about it since they’re claiming that every blind taste tester preferred the paper filtered coffee. Really. That sounds rigged to me. And the paper filter IS going to eat up some of your tasty oils, they do that. That’s why there’s almost no crema on the espresso.

That said, full immersion followed by pressure perc? Could taste very nice even with the paper filter.

 
 

That said, full immersion followed by pressure perc?

Insert “MOM” joke.

 
 

First!

 
 

Four days … this could be a record.

I think Helmut Monotreme is a fantastic name. Snorghagen, do you mind if I reserve that for future use?

Go right ahead. Helmut would be pleeeased.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

When Aeropress comes up at a couple culinary sites I frequent everyone raves about it. I LIKE some bitterness in my coffee.

 
 

And the paper filter IS going to eat up some of your tasty oils, they do that. That’s why there’s almost no crema on the espresso.

I will say, personally, after having used a French press for years, I find the Aeropress SO. MUCH. BETTER. And easier to clean, too.

It does, but you still get a decent (although short-lasting) crema. Which really isn’t a problem for me, because I usually just dilute it and drink it like drip coffee. The metal filter solves a lot of that problem, too. And, I mean, if I had the choice between Aeropress-brewed coffee and espresso made on some shitty home espresso machine, I’m going to choose the former every time.

They make a metal filter for the Chemex, as well, which is also genius.

 
 

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I LIKE some bitterness in my coffee.

IMO, darker blends still retain some of their bitterness.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Off to a great start today. Did you hear the Morning Edition segment about the baggers protesting in DC that their slash and burn approach (aka selling the seed corn) wasn’t going 100% to their liking?

Teabagger: “Compromise – what does that word even mean? It means caving!!!11ELEVENTYONE1! ”

Another bagger: “Sometimes you can compromise but not when it comes to freedumb.”

I laughed. I cried. I scratched my head and said WTF? I laughed and cried some more.

 
 

Did you hear the Morning Edition segment about the baggers protesting in DC that their slash and burn approach (aka selling the seed corn) wasn’t going 100% to their liking?

There’s a bagger protest in DC?

Argh. Bleargh. Dislike.

 
 

A question for all the software types here: I need a copy of some old software (MathCad 2000, to be precise) and I’d like to get it legally or semi-legally. In other words, I’d like to buy an installation disk and serial number. No copies on ebay or Amazon stores. Any thoughts?

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

Did you hear the Morning Edition segment about the baggers protesting in DC

Yeah, heard that on the way to “work”. It’s astonishing to me that 250 yelping old bigots can show up in DC and get any media to incessantly and uncritically regurgitate whatever they yelp. When NPR regurgitates it too, it just makes me sad.

Pleasing the Helmut, also too.

 
 

I LIKE some bitterness in my coffee.

Just spike it with Fernet Branca.

It’s astonishing to me that 250 yelping old bigots can show up in DC and get any media to incessantly and uncritically regurgitate whatever they yelp

Especially when said media ignores 100,000 pro-union protesters.

 
 

I’m also a French Press drinker from ages ago and I totes agree that cleaning the thing is a pain in the ass. Last year I acquired a hand-me-down pump drive and burr grinder. Makes great coffee, but to be honest the biggest advantage it has over the Bodum is that it’s so much easier to clean. Plus you don’t have to leave the last tablespoon of silt-y stuff in the bottom of the mug.

I’m certainly interested in giving this Aeropress thing a try though. Off to teh Gizoogle to find someplace LEAFS SUCKian that brews with one.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

N__B, why? I presume you need to run some existing “program” / script etc? Oh, no, you probably need to validate some results, yeah. Anyway, if I had a copy anymore I’d send it to you. Try asking PTC software (MathCad)?

 
Oregon Beer Snob
 

I need a copy of some old software (MathCad 2000, to be precise)

As if you needed yet another reason to learn German.

 
 

I’m gonna scarper off- I’ve got to finish a batch of limoncello and drink myself into a stupor, then sleep it off and head off to work a graveyard.

 
 

PM has a good question. If it’s a one-shot thing to validate some model results and the data isn’t proprietary/confidential – I’d suggest contracting out the job to someone that still using decade old software(i.e. an educational institution).

 
 

It’s astonishing to me that 250 yelping old bigots can show up in DC and get any media to incessantly and uncritically regurgitate whatever they yelp
– – – – – – –
Especially when said media ignores 100,000 pro-union protesters.

Pro-union protestors are not endorsed by important thinkers like Donald Trump. Plus, not one of those 100,000 dressed up like Captain America.

 
 

Did you hear the Morning Edition segment about the baggers protesting in DC that their slash and burn approach (aka selling the seed corn) wasn’t going 100% to their liking?

A very tiny violin – I am now playing one.

 
 

Damn, I missed the 1,000 mark. And I had been saving up this:

PENIS

 
 

I <3 my burr grinder. I'm sure my neighbors hate me for running it at 6:30 in the morning, because that bitch is LOUD.

 
Spengler Dampniche
 

Idear: lefties should start holding rallies disguised as teabuggers. Use the same initial cries of moar freedom & c along with tricorn hats and Hoverounds for realism, but then articulate anti-corporate, people-first policies.

This might confuse the media sufficiently to get the message out.

 
 

Use the same initial cries of moar freedom & c along with tricorn hats and Hoverounds for realism, but then articulate anti-corporate, people-first policies.

Nah. Too many vegetables.

 
 

But who doesn’t love the song of the burr grinder?

Also loud? Filling teh knockbox*.

*Yes.

 
 

Try asking PTC software (MathCad)?

You so funny. They are, IMO, a bigger pack of assholes than Microsoft.

We’re all standardized in my office on Macs running VirtualBox for engineering apps that don;t exist in Appleland. Were standardized on MC2000 and someone – who shall rename nameless because I’m going to commit murder – has managed to misplace the CD.

 
 

And I had been saving up this:

PENIS

When these maps acquire the zooming capability to isolate individual dwellings I am in trouble.

 
 

All I’m sayin is, I’m planning a trip to Ecudor.

 
Xecky Gilchrist
 

I’m sure my neighbors hate me for running it at 6:30 in the morning, because that bitch is LOUD.

Just wait until the heater kicks on, and they won’t hear it. I’ve heard that covers up loud humming noises.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Ah, I see. But tell me old chap, aren’t _you_ the office IT guy? Blaming someone else is sooooo disgraceful. Got any contacts in academia?

 
 

Heh heh. Zooming capabilities.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

FYWP. And iPad.

>D-KW made an excellent suggestion. We used to avail ourselves of Penn State resources all-time.

 
Pupienus Maximus
 

Scarpering off.

 
 

But tell me old chap, aren’t _you_ the office IT guy?

I did not take it on myself to clean the closet where all the software boxes are stored.

 
 

The Canadian boyfriend should have a more prominent place in the mythos.

 
 

Heh heh. A triple.

I did not take it on myself,,,

,,,clean the closet,,,

,,,all the software boxes are stored.

 
 

I’d like to think of Canadian guys as being kinda like the British guys I’ve dated–terrifically witty…but maybe nicer…?

Although the one Brit I dated was lovely…one that got away and all that …

 
 

A brief review of Canadian boys was supplied by a friend-of-a-friend who said “They’re like little men!”

 
 

Idear: lefties should start holding rallies disguised as teabuggers. Use the same initial cries of moar freedom & c along with tricorn hats and Hoverounds for realism, but then articulate anti-corporate, people-first policies.

They’re already sure that they’re being infiltrated by Leftist Agent Procovateurs. Imagine the freakout if they actually got proof it was true…

 
 

Is that an Oh, Canada! as in “Canuckistani snark = t3h w1nz0rz” or as in “congratulations on your coalition going tits-up” up there?

Once you prorogue, you’ll never go to raves & Vogue™!

?_??

 
 

American girl and Canadian boyfriends? Okay, Random Music.

 
 

A brief review of Canadian boys was supplied by a friend-of-a-friend who said “They’re like little men!”

Ha!

jim, I was just congratulating you guys on having bigger penises that American dudes. It’s totally making me reevaluate my idea to invade Canada.

Look out Canadian women–we are coming for your men!

 
 

It’s totally making me reevaluate my idea to invade Canada.

The thing is you have to try out a whole bunch to get that average size difference.

 
 

All I’m sayin is, I’m planning a trip to Ecudor.

Me, I’m going to Caracas. That’s c-a-s not c-u-s. I’ve heard there’s eight women per one guy there.

 
 

HAHAHAHA!

“In short, this is quite possibly the stupidest constitutional amendment I think I have ever seen. It looks like it was drafted by a couple of interns on the back of a napkin. Every senator cosponsoring this POS should be ashamed of themselves.”

 
 

,,,we are coming for your men!

Yes you are.

 
 

we are coming for your men!

She schtups to conquer.