Open Thread by John Cole| July 22, 200812:41 pm| 85 CommentsThis post is in: Site MaintenanceFacebookTweetEmailOff to the eye doctor then to see Dark Knight. Have at it.
Gotta say that today wasn’t the best publicity for Christian Bale.
The Joker was a fantastic character but the end left me hanging.
Dark movie, get your eyes dialated.
Hey hey from the black forest in germany! Eating some pork and egg noodles in a mushroom gravy sauce and a local German brew (Rothaus) to keep it all down…
I’m leaving in 2 days for a 9-week trip to California (3 weeks) and Central America (6 weeks) and I can’t wait but still got some responsibilities to take care of before leaving…
Off to the eye doctor then to see Dark Knight.
That just seems like a bad plan.
Young Republicans are desperate to be relevant–they’re not very successful at it right now.
Still another issue ignored by a media obsessed with wondering whether McCain is too old — and Obama is too [insert the irrelevant meme of the day here] to be president
Shouldn’t Bush and McCain ask how these bailouts will be paid for by their insistence that no matter what happens to the US economy, the answer is always “More taxcuts!”
You know society has gone to shit when even Batman turns to crime.
Silly boy. Tax cuts always pay for themselves and if they don’t then you simply weren’t clapping loud enough.
There’s a joke in here somewhere, but I just can’t see it right now.
If you know someone with autism, please contact Michael Savage’s sponsors and tell them it’s not OK to support the idea that abuse is an appropriate way to deal with autistic children.
It’s also probably worth a moment of your time to urge Congress to find Rove in contempt.
Neither will the obligatory NY Post headline: “Makin’ Bale!”
Red State has gone batty again today.
Seems that Obama’s election as President is sure to cause death and destruction. How many Americans are gonna die due to Obama, they wonder but someone gotts to say it and they do.
McCain’s in Morgantown?
My God, Michael Savage is a subhuman rat.
just a tip–don’t let the doctor pour acid anywhere on your face.
The Other Steve
The Laugher Curve proves without a question of doubt that the more you cut taxes, the greater the revenue to the government.
I just went to the eye doc yesterday. You’ll be happy to know they’ve finally retired that damn poof machine. (It had been five years since my last visit, so maybe this isn’t exactly news.)
I think Erik is bitter because after $50,000 worth of kludgey Python hacking, RS 3.0 is even slower and more craptastic than the previous version.
I’ve always appreciated the Irony of that name.
The Other Steve
It’s one of the few times a spelling error actually improves the truth telling.
maxbaer (not the original)
Red State may have a point. I see a lot of praise for Obama’s world tour. But, did he bring back a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians? No!
>There’s a joke in here somewhere, but I just can’t see it right now.
That’s why Joe has gone to the eye doctor, to see in the dark night.
>Young Republicans are desperate to be relevant—they’re not very successful at it right now.
*Cough*, Enlist, *Cough*
The Moar You Know
The beggars finally got their money?
Good thing there’s some patriots out there willing to help out, fight the dominant paradigm of the liberal software developer. It’s weird, working in the industry, that I’d be the only “liberal” developer I’ve ever met, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.
And their site looks liks shit. Then I started reading, and I thought “well, at least some incompetent coder made $50k and paid his bills for a while, that’s good.” There’s really no other reason for them to still be there.
I’m pretty sure Obama is the Dark Knight. Maybe in WV, they call him the Dark (As) Night
Savage got dropped in Mississippi.
Aflac is pulling their ads.
P.Luk mak!es friends everywhere he goes!
I don’t know why the community didn’t just give him $30,000. It’s slow because of all the bureaucratic code Eric padded the site with. Less money would have made Eric more responsible, you know.
The Moar You Know
If we cut the welfare queen off entirely, he’ll have to get a job and start contributing to society instead of being a leech all his life.
Did anyone else hear that George and Laura are close to divorce due to his continuing affair with Condi?
Good thing he didn’t try to goto the eye doc afterwards.
Two Words: Pencil Trick.
After that, I went to go buy goggles.
Will known Demon John McCain pick known Exorcist Bobby Jindal as his running mate?
Oh the humanity (Bush Is Urged Not to Pardon Sprinter):
Apparently, Bush Administration officials couldn’t reply to this request. They were too busy laughing their asses off thinking that anyone would actually believe that Dubya would think that the law applied to him and his cronies.
From my favorite wingnut, apparently with a straight face…from her own comment:
You wonder how these people this stupid/blinded/drunk/ignorant tie their shoes in the morning. Scratch that–I’m guessing they’re full-on Velcro. There’s just levels of Republican Fellatio that I didn’t realize existed outside of the Beltway.
hey is christian out on bail?
nyuk, nyuk, nyuk…
maxbaer (not the original)
Say it ain’t so, Batman!
Huh? I find that difficult to believe.
Ok, firstly – Batman was awesome. I encourage everyone here to see it twice in IMAX, then again continuously for the rest of the summer.
Secondly, somewhat O/T. For those of you pimping out nuclear power as a safe and clean alternative to oil or coal, this is why I disagree.
So long as you’ve got greedy corporations, you’ll have lax business standards. So long as you have lax business standards, you’ll have accidents and health issues. The American people just aren’t responsible enough to use nuclear power safely and effectively. Even when that changes, there’s always the chance of another Bush Administration to put us back under the gun again.
I just tried 15 minutes ago to register at his site, and it wouldn’t let me. Kept telling me to fill in a email addy, even though I had. Apparently their site’s so fucking crappy they can’t even get peeps registered.
I’ve seen analog wristwatches with more computing power than his website.
I read a brief article on CNN that said that he had not been charged and released. So, no. He’s not out on bail. He’s just out.
You just can’t script things like this
I saw it posted as a comment over at Tom Degan’s “The Rant”.
I also found it hard to believe, that’s why I asked.
Which is hard to believe, the divorce of the affair part?
I don’t give this stuff credence, but the rumors may have arisen from this little incident:
People like to create the idea of an affair to make sense of this. Although I hate to give Dubya credit for much of anything, the plain fact is that he somehow inspires loyalty in some of his people, and some women, such as Condi and Harriet Miers, have been notably loyal.
OK. How about, we have lots of nuclear reactors, but we let the French run them?
Batman was amazing. But I watched it in the second row so it was a bit overwhelming. I kind of wish I could have seen an eye doctor afterward. I still have a headache.
Walter Reed goes airborne
For some reason, when I glanced at the post, I thought it read:
“I’m off to see my eye doctor, the Dark Knight.”
A guy who calls himself “Batman” would make a terrible optometrist, by the way.
I heard Pat Leahy got a cameo in the movie.
I find it hard to believe that Dubya would have an affair. He’s fairly incurious. Even about the female body. [smirk] I bet it’s been awhile since he’s seen anything. We’ll see after he leaves office what happens.
I for one will laugh if Bush gets divorced, and is living the high life with Condi Rice in Argentina surrounded by secret police.
But a hell of an otologist or audiologist.
Campaign talk…is anybody else still waiting for the republicans to release the “Rev Wright”/”Bitter” approach for attacking Senator Obama?
Looks like John Edwards is off the short list for Vice President after the Enquirer catches him in a men’s room in LA:
What’s sad about this is that thanks to Fox Noise and the idiocracy that has been the MSM in general it’s hard to dismiss the Enquirer as a non-credible news source given that they’ve all sunk to that level.
A good designated hitter, perhaps.
Wow, I love Senator Leahy.
Wouldn’t that make both Jeff Gannon and that woman Condi jointly owns a house with jealous?
If Ms. Rice is having an affair with the Shrub, I do hope she has a relationship agreement in place with the woman she co-bought a house with in Palo Alto. Because buying that house together? Not quite the usual conduct of two single heterosexual women. And that is all I’m saying.
Progressive mayor taking responsibility (in Obama style) for the murder of father and two sons by a illegal alien protected by San Francisco’s sanctuary policy.
San Francisco Mayor Blames NRA for Triple Homicide
peach flavored shampoo
Here’s a question — How does Michael Savage get by with saying such insanely infuriating things about special-needs children without some father just losing it and destroying him in a fight? If I was the father of an autistic kid, and I heard his flippant comments, I’d probably want to smash his face.
It’s a serious question…does he have bodyguards at all times, or what?
The Moar You Know
Nonsense. If you’d been living in the Bay Area in the late 80’s/early 90’s you’d know the awful truth: Condi’s one of them – the homerseckshuls.
Sure thing buddy. Just wait there while I adjust my general time horizon.
how does he get away with it but Imus loses his job?
Not defending Imus here but seriously, Michael Weiner Savage and the rest of the filth that is talk radio make “nappy headed hoes” look like a complement.
It’s weird, working in the industry, that I’d be the only “liberal” developer I’ve ever met, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.
That’s because facts have a well-known liberal bias. And in RedState World, when confronted by the proofs that 2+2 does not equal 5 outside of the laboratory, True Conservatives are not too proud to stick their fingers in their ears and yell “La La La I can’t heeeearrr yoooou!”
Wowsers! I didn’t know she was a homersecksul. I thought she was a bipublican, kinda like Larry C.
McCain’s campaign sent a campaign solicitation to my home addressed to the previous owner (now deceased) Yes. I opened a dead person’s mail, but that is not the point here. The point here is you have to see this thing. The first part is a “letter” from John McCain introducing Carly Fiorina as the “Chair of Victory 2008.” It extols her virtues as “one of our nation’s great business leaders” and highlights her role at HP. Another gem: “Carly Fiorina is a remarkable American success story.” Indeed!
The second part is a “Critical Issues Survey to Victory 2008” A few sample questions for your pleasure:
Under Section 1 – Jobs and the Economy
Which of the following factors do you feel is most adversely affecting the economy in your area? Check all that apply:
Unstable Real Estate Market
Threat of Terrorism
Severe Government Regulation
Growth of Government Spending
Unpredictable Fluctuating Fuel Prices
Under Section II – National Security
Should America surrender in Iraq regardless of the consequences in the Middle East?
Yes, No or Undecided
Under Section III – Other Issues
Should we appoint judges who will interpret the law instead of liberal activists who will make new laws from the bench?
Yes, No or Undecided
There are so many good ones… one last one under the “Campaign Strategy” heading:
Do you believe it is critical that our candidates stand behind a hard-charging conservative message of smaller government, lower taxes, new jobs and a strong national defense?
Yes, No or Undecided
I say YES!!!!
Isn’t a homerseckshul someone sexually attracted to the Simpsons?
The “nuclear power is bad” crowd has to deal with this (Nuclear Power in France)
The French may be cheese-eating surrender monkeys, but they know how to do nuclear.
Oh, crap! The Bush-Condi affair rumor might be an attempt to deflect attention from this other bit of late-breaking rumor-mongering (SEN. JOHN EDWARDS CAUGHT WITH MISTRESS AND LOVE CHILD!):
Oh, well. This is why we must always ask ourselves:
Why so serious?
Imus has more media exposure and he’s generally considered more progressive in his politics. He doesn’t have Clear Channel and the Right Wing Noise Machine to protect him and his listener base consists of people who aren’t giant assholes all the time.
Savage, on the flip side, is specifically employed to cattier to the racist truck driver or Alabama redneck working the graveyard shift. He has his job specifically because he fills to psycho Mussolini niche of the political spectrum.
What really floors me is that Glenn Beck has a TV show. But then Beck’s TV show is scraping the bottom of the ratings barrel, and its really only a matter of time before he goes the way of Tucker Carlson.
It’s all about ratings. Imus has a respectably large black and progressive audience, so when he shot his mouth off he risked alienating his base and his sponsors. Savage doesn’t. He turns a buck on giving the Stormfront crowd someone to listen to. But you’ll never see Savage hosting football (at least, not for long) or sitting opposite Larry King. He’s too radical for mainstream. Imus isn’t. That means you walk a tighter line.
Will get to see if tighty righty blogs burst out into a fit of angst over the new Vanity Fair cover like some on the other side of the aisle did over the New Yorker.
Satire, bitches! Some people got no humor.
Well, now that context is established, it’s fine. Run the covers in reverse (have the McCain one go first) and they make no sense since Vanity Fair is parody, not satire.
The Conservative Deflator
At the rate he is going, John McCain is going to lose by double digit percentages in the popular vote. Just sayin’…
This is fucking awesome! It’s like a cross between youtube, Jackass, and the WWF.
The best part is about 20 seconds in where the wrestler on the far left hand side of the ring gets bashed with a flying metal chair and he stumbles into the middle of the ring and falls into the mat.
No, please, I don’t want to see yet another fucktard on MSNBC giving bullshit opinions.
One thing for sure…that Edward’s kiddy is gonna have good hair.
I assume most of you caught the Couric interview McCain gave, where he manages to get the history of the surge completely fucking wrong?
Not that it matters, as Couric can barely tie her shoes much less give a decent rebuttal of the facts. For like the fifth time today, Jesus fucking Christ.
The Other Steve
It’s worse than that.
He actually thinks he is a comedian.
No, the punch line is the English run them, the Germans guard them, and the French cater them.
Though you’d *want* to smash his face in, your adult/civilized impulse control would probably kick in. As I recall, Savage lives in San Fran, so is surrounded by civilized people. If he lived in Wingnutville, AL or somewhere, he might need bodyguards.
Reminds me of the old saw about Canada:
When Canada was established, we tried to take the best from each country. Our aim was to have American efficiency, French culture and British system of government.
Unfortunately, things got a bit tangled, and what we ended up with was American culture, British efficiency and French system of government.
You shouldn’t have asked that.
Coming soon on pro Savage blogs:
So how did the eye doctor appointment go? Everything healthy and good?
Jeezus, this comment thread has at least two Alabama/redneck references. I know we’re an easy mark, but could you maybe spread the action around a little? I’ve travelled a bit, and everywhere I went, there were rednecks. We may have tried to corner the market, but we definitely failed.
Besides, where I live, if someone says “What is he, a rocket scientist?”, you can sometimes say “Actually…. yeah he is”.
Now…… some of those rocket scientists probably used to water ski with Hitler, but still..
So, did anybody already get to Bush talking about Wall Street getting drunk?
I am finding it completely hillarious–Bush just came right out and effectively said, “I got Wall Street drunk and screwed the country.”
I think that’ll be the first thing I come up with for the next 35 years whenever someone mentions GW. Arg. And of course, right after that, “How could you people have voted for that man????”
I have him pegged as a closet racist who is using the ‘issue’ of misogyny displayed against Hillary to argue that people should not vote for Obama. When he refers to feminist Obama supporters as “an oborg with breasts…”, it is clear that he only pays lip service to misogyny in his lame attempts to tear Obama and his supporters down.
p.hukstain has an almost visceral hatred of anything Obama, and I have no doubt that he would be the kind of person who would vote for McGoo in an instant. He is impossible to talk to unless you believe every single thing he says. If you differ with him one iota, he goes ballistic. If you mention Hillary and her ‘supporting white working voters…’ as an example of racism on the part of the Clinton camp, he explosively denies that it was racist in any way. It all has to fit his framework of everything being Obama’s fault, and anything that does not fit is dismissed.
But watching p.hukstain in action is pretty fun, and it is funny to see how many people he goes around pissing off in his quest against Obama. It is amazing that he spews the massive quantity of low grade shit that he does, and he thinks of himself as some sort of writer.
He is delusional, but in a hilarious way.