Open Thread by John Cole| August 24, 20087:49 pm| 72 CommentsThis post is in: Site MaintenanceFacebookTweetEmailGeneration Kill.
Isn’t that a band?
I love Athenae:
I love THIS
Courtesy of Sullivan’s blog.
An even better (and too true) comment from that Athenae post:
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My favorite attack came today from one of the Republican guests on “Beyond the Beltway” – in essence, Obama would have locked up the general election had he nominated Hillary, so it’s a sign that Obama is too weak to be President that he chose someone else.
I’m sure it must have made more sense in the original, before being run through a 6 language sequence in Babblefish.
Cleek, it’s quite possible you’ve seen something I haven’t, but I don’t believe John has commented on the famous WordPress Error Problem for months – since he was promising he’d get to it after the primaries, in July.
I know this is a small story, but encouraging nonetheless.
So John, are you all caught up with Battlestar Galactica yet?
Oh, and note to all present: do not browse cookie recipes at 9pm. It’s now 10:30, and I have a lot of bakeware to wash.
WordPress error comes up to give commentors a chance to think about what they’re going to say.
Then they go and have another drink, come back, and the site is working.
Then they post, and forget to remember what they were supposed to think about.
I’m sure everyone still reads the Washington Monthly, but this is too good not to bring up (emphasis mine):
So remember: this is “underuse” of McCain being a POW.
maxbaer (not the original)
It’ll be fun playing concern troll to the evangelicals if McPOW picks Romney over Hucklebee. Huck finished 2nd, shouldn’t he get the nod? The Christian Right has such an abiding love for Mormons in the first place.
I used to be a 60 Minutes fan, but after tonight’s report on the massacre at Haditha, I’m not sure I can take any more. Scott Pelley is such a worthless asswipe.
“Why son, just what were you thinking when you killed those civilians?” THINKING?? WTF was he, a 25 year old who was brand new to combat, thinking? He was trying not to get killed. He was trying not to get his men killed. Then, as is always the case in war, something terrible happened.
The person who ought to be on trial for this is safely ensconced at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, watching the Olympics and carefully munching on pretzels.
maxbaer (not the original)
If he used it anymore, he’d sound like the malfunctioning John McCain POW robot.
I like that story. Mudcat Saunders can eat a bag of dicks for all I care.
I wish I were in Denver. :(
This was my favorite part.. “It’s two or three things,” he said, pulling on a Pall Mall. “Color, guns. They’ll say, ‘Democrats are going to take your guns away.’ They try that bullshit every election.” Thanks for highlighting this.
Pretty good rant about Mudcat. As a yankee, I just never could figure out the mistique of that rag, nor Stone Mountain. At least the rebs gave us a good way to fry chicken.
I wish they’d get over their defeat in the unCivil War and rejoin the rest of the nation.
Oh well, we’ll just have to wait with open arms.
Someday maybe, y’all.
I figure that as long as we southerners are bitching about the past, we’re unable to claim responsibility for the present or the future. And we won’t make real progress until we do that.
Well said, Incertus.
i’ve only met one person who still takes the Civil War issue personally – and she’s crazy for all kinds of other reasons.
but the way the demographics are going in my little chunk of the south, it won’t be long before native southerners in the south are going to be as rare as good BBQ in the north.
the Yankees and the Mexicans are soon going to outnumber the natives P.D.Q..
I thought that was the best part too:).
Strange, the Florida and Michigan delegations have been restored to full strength, but I don’t see any spittle-flecked rants about “TEH RULZ!”
The riff on Danny Crane at the end nearly caused damage to my keyboard.
Ah, that’s better…
That’s ’cause the game is over.
Republicans say that Democrats will take your guns away.
Democrats say that Republicans will take your Social Security away.
The difference is that the Democrats are right.
Crooks and Liars has a video of a fox news reporter covering a protest in Denver live. It’s pretty funny. About half the protesters tell him to fuck off.
LOL: “John McCain is prepared on day one to fix our country’s economy. By having the United States marry a younger, richer country.”
I tried running it through Babblefish and it crashed.
Well, expect Florida and Michigan and probably 2-3 others pull the same shit in 2012 now.
In other news, since there’s no longer a case of disenfranchisement to support your case, are you voting Obama, or is McCain’s POW experience too critical for addressing the imminent threat to democracy that will come in the shape of arugula.
Great show. First thing I did when it was over was download that Johnny Cash song off iTunes.
“Don’t you believe in freedom of speech?”
“FUCK FAUX NEWS!”
“Ah, now, that is just not necessary.”
And, you gotta love the label, “LEFTIST PROTESTERS GATHERING FOR BIG RALLY IN DENVER.”
Leftists? When did we get invaded by South America?
It’s official. The GOP is hella lame.
Whatsamatta boys, afraid no one will show up to your little party?
Oh God, please let Michelle BachmannTurnerOverdrive be there as well. And maybe Piyush Jindal will drop by and exorcise the evil Democratic spirits from Denver.
I’m going to OD on popcorn before this is all over. I just know it.
Doug H. (Fausto no more)
No brainer: NoIQ’s schadenfreude obsession takes precedence over the betterment of our country.
Question about Generation Kill: Is it the most accurate description of a war ever put the film?
Having a hard time of thinking of something that would be on par with it in that sense.
It would be nice if both Bill and Hillary used every other line of their speeches to bash McSame. Something, just something to dilute the non-stop talking head parsing of every line we’ll surely receive. Something to indicate they know it’s not about them.
Yeah, I’m not holding my breath.
Obviously. I thought his response would be entertaining, at least. Now he’ll probably just tell me to go fuck one of his goats.
You see, this is the difference between us and you dead enders. Our main loyalty at this point in time is to the proposition of getting the democratic nominee that won fair and square elected instead of the republican. Whether that had been Obama or Clinton or whomever is secondary. You on the other hand are sore losers and would rather whine and wallow in your own self pity pining every day to be offended by something, rather than really help get our nominee elected. And that starts with HC to Bill right down the bottom dead ender NOMOREIQ>
Question about Generation Kill: Is it the most accurate description of a war ever put the film?
The closest comparisons I can think of is Blackhawk Down, which by the way has the most amazing soundtrack of any movie I’ve ever heard.
Strange, you seem to think anyone gives a shit what you think.
I just donated another $50 to Obama. Thanks for the reminder.
I kinda liked myiq2xu before he went all
batshitPUMA crazy. Used to be pretty good with a one liner. Sigh.
They’re grossly outnumbered by a swarm of Democrats, but national Republicans have set up shop in Denver, hoping to thrust themselves into the media’s coverage of the Democratic convention.
Heck, the Ron Paul Rally that’s happening in Mpls during the republican convention had to move into the Target Center, a facility that seats more people than the Xcel Center in St. Paul where the republicans are meeting. That Ron Paul Rally is going to be rockin’ fun.
I somehow missed this:
Worth a read. H/T testvet6778 for his diary on this @ GOS which for some reason I cannot embed the link to…
Everyone seems to be having fun and keeping their sense of humor these days except McCain’s campaign staff and the Hillary deadenders. It must suck to be them.
Get off my lawns! !
Just Some Fuckhead
Oh christ what a bunch of shitheads they watched a conspiracy video on “irregularities” in the caucuses won by Obama. GMAFB!
He doesn’t share, and you wouldn’t want sloppy seconds anyways. ;)
Just got back from a nice 80+ mile motorcycle ride. Lots of fellow riders on the highway tonight. A friend stopped by from Grants Pass, and he was leaving here at 7PM to meet up with his nephew in Hiouchi, California. His nephew just bought a used Honda Magna V45 which he is using for a long work commute between Lake Earl and Cave Junction, Oregon (nuts!), and his uncle wanted to follow him home to be able to flip him shit about his sloppy cornering. ;) I decided to ride up to Patrick’s Creek, CA with them for the hell of it. Any excuse to ride is a good one.
His nephew chickened out and drove their car…lol! So my friend and I had a nice ride following his nephew to Patrick’s Creek, where I was turning around.
We still ribbed him about his lousy cornering (in his car). ;)
Saw fire service vehicles and smelled smoke about 30 miles in, but didn’t see any smoke or fire. One idiot firefighter came around a blind corner (coming at us) passing a car (his red lights were on), so he was in our lane and we had to scramble to get out of his way. The idiot should not have been passing on a winding mountain two-lane road, hauling ass around a blind 25 MPH corner. He must have been doing about 35-40.
Talk about damn near shitting your pants. But the rest of the ride was great, and I stopped at a few points along the way just for the heck of it. Gotta get all the riding in while the weather allows!
Dennis - SGMM
Does McCain’s proposition that POW status means ready to be president mean that in 2012 or 2016 we’ll be electing someone from Gitmo?
Hello, President Sheikh!
that is the most hysterical thing I’ve seen in a while. The reporter, standing in the middle of a protest starts whining about free speech, then gets surrounded by people yelling “Fuck Fox News”
The FCC must be getting their fine machine up and running!! I’m sure that offended some wilting lilly sensibilities’ out there. I mean some leftist said FUCK on national TV. The moral decline in the country is evident in the fact that someone said FUCK on TV. That’s not freedom of speech, that’s killing American culture.
Or maybe the fines are only for the “leftists”, like the NFL and CBS.
Damn. Stay safe out there.
My wife did the community police academy and afforded me some time to talk with the local emergency folks (my family is full of cops and firemen). I was chatting with one of the engine drivers and asked him about how they handle clueless drivers when they plow through an intersection. He said that any responsible emergency vehicle driver stops or yields at all intersections on an emergency. He said that the the frequency that emergency vehicles plow into each other responding to the same call from different directions is astounding. They both think they have the right of way and they can’t hear other sirens over their own. Boom.
So all that talk about the rules was never a principled stand but was only posturing?
That’s what I suspected.
Ah, let’s talk about principled stands:
So, no principled stand on Edwards now, I suppose. Obama was your next preference and Biden third on the succession list. And you come around here and shit on everyone, why, exactly?
Ninerdave, wish we could expect to hear of FCC lawyers lining up to kick Fox in the junk, but alas FNC is cable, not broadcast, where fed laws about what shalt not be aired don’t prevail.
Oh, and I have no kind words for skreemin iduts trying to recreate the infamous ’68 DNC protester/riot-cops clashes (the prevailing political dynamics aren’t close by a country club mile, f’r starters), but, yeah, watchin’ that FNC dweeb get shouted down rudely was worth the click.
Besides, is Fox liable for “interview malfunctions” as long as no titty is showing?
Thanks, I do my darndest to do so. I drive like nobody can see me, which is true for a lot of ‘cagers’. ;) We had some emergency vehicle collisions in Spokane years ago, and you are right when you say that they both think they have the right of way. There is one intersection in downtown Spokane that is (maybe was if they corrected it by now) two one-way streets that cross at a blind intersection. I lost count of how many emergency/emergency and emergency/civilian crashes happened at that corner while I lived there. I remember one crash there that the cop plowed into a Honda Civic with two people in it. The cop survived, as did the passenger in the Honda, but the driver was hit square on (T-boned) and was killed instantly. Both cars were totaled, and I mean totaled. The couple had the green light, and they were doing about 25, and the cop came through the intersection going about 50 with his lights on.
myiq2xuGoatBoy will be here after the election, still trying to round up a new goat or two for old times sake.
I have always said that I started out supporting Edwards (because Gore didn’t run) and that Hillary was my fourth choice, after Dodd and Biden.
Edwards dropped out, and has now revealed himself to be an idiot. I still think Biden would be a good Secretary of State.
I thought Obama would be a good VP choice back then because he lacks experience. I had him 6th on my list, after Richardson. That was way back at the beginning. Now that I’ve learned more about him, no amount of experience will qualify him for office.
I truthfully stated that my main concern about Hillary was the way the VRWC would attack her. She has proven to be more than a match for them.
What does any of that have to do with the fake posturing about the importance of the rules? My position on that issue is a principled stand and remains unchanged.
But in answer to your question, I don’t shit on everyone, I shit on liars and hypocrites.
And on GOP ratfuckers like
We know, we know. I have to admit that you do drop some ‘gems’ here. Proud little guy, aintcha? ;)
Just out of curiosity, what do you think you’ve discovered that justifies throwing out any hope of a addressing climate change, improving CAFE standards, investing in alternative energy, improved health care, job creation, government transparency, fairer taxation, ending the war in Iraq, restoring sensible foreign policy etc? You must have dig up the mother of all October surprises to want to toss all that out the window.
The sacrifice to the Sun Queen is worth it to him. Edwards is supposed to be stronger than Hillary because the VRWC would take Hillary down if she were to win the primary, and Obama would be a good VP for Edwards. But once Obama beat her in the primary it somehow proved to GoatBoy that Hillary could stand up to the VWRC and win. She lost, and now she is a winnah! Since Edwards and Hillary lost, and Obama won, now Obama is totally unqualified for anything. That is supposed to make sense to us. Maybe in a I’m spoiled rotten and I am taking my toys home because I didn’t get my way’ kind of way, but that is about it.
I look at
myiq2xuGoatBoy and see a dog chasing its own tail. But it makes him happy, and that’s all that counts. ;)
I don’t see how I was a liar, or a hypocrite. The winner won. The game is over.
Stop shitting on me please:). I might get mad. You wouldn’t like to see me angry, it’s terrifying.
Pure essence of wingnut logic. Congrats NOIQ, you have been successfully assimilated into Greater Wingnuttia. Please read your RNC daily talking points and repeat when prompted.
False accusations of racism are an automatic DQ in my book. And I have no hope of getting any of those things you mentioned from an Obama administration anyway.
Has anyone asked Cokie Roberts what she thinks about a team from Hawaii winning the Little League World Series over a team from Mexico?
Hawaii was representing the United States, in case that wasn’t clear.
And false accusations of false accusations of racism are the refuge of ratfucking scoundrels.
The other day I was going to make a comment and got the error, so I emailed the post to myself to add in later. The outage took so long I decided it was too much work to go back and figure out which thread it belonged on.
I guess G.K. is the best show nobody watches, but I love it. It is Band of Brothers for the Hip-Hop Gen. Well acted, and produced. It looks almost like the multi-billion dollar war we have!
It shows that our soldie.. er Marines, are a cross section of our culture, from down to earthers, intelligencia, and psycopaths.
My fav is the Sgt. Major. He’s the man I would like most to frag.
Bullshit. The VRWC didn’t attacking her much at all. They wanted to see her on the ticket. They are instead befriending Dems on Hillary sites and talking them into voting for a Republican. After 8 years of Bush there are some seriously deluded Dems (you included, I surmise) who are going to be voting for McCain. How nuts is that?
Just Some Fuckhead
ABTN! (Anyone but the negro)
Consider the recent survey that indicated 11% of voters had a problem voting for a black president and 4% had a SERIOUS problem with it. Imagine those numbers were lower than actuality because some folks like to hide their prejudice. Let’s be fair and say it’s 20% – 1 in 5 Americans.
Now consider Obama is half-white, was raised by his white mother and white grandparents, attended an upper middle class prep school, graduated from Columbia and Harvard Law. In short, he is as white as you can fucking get in America without being born in a trailer park south of the mason dixon line.
Feel bad for Obama? Don’t. Instead, try to imagine what it must be like to be fully African-American, with about 1 in 5 Americans hating you just because of the color of your skin and further, having none of the advantages of whiteness.