Give ’em enough thread by DougJ| February 2, 20104:47 pm| 106 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailYou’re all a bunch of phonies. Discuss.
[ring, ring, ring…..]
Are we having fun yet?
Alice B. Stuck
My White Wabbit is waughing
It’s going to be good folks.
But, I’m an O-bot and not a “real dem” or part of “the base” so what do I know.
“You mean when you’re out in public you don’t really have your friends call you ‘DougJay’? You’re a phony! You’re a big fat phony!“
Meh. Work and politics have done me in.
I think I’ll be hanging in tonight with the baby, Bizarro-Tunch, and Bizarro-Lily.
I foresee drinks, leftover braised rabbit, and possible Futurama.
More excitement in your homes?
Does that make this the Holden Caufield thread?
Lancet retracts paper championed by anti-vaccine nuts.
@Max: Yay! Moar of this plz!
Can we get an executive or congressional order or some fucking thing etched in a tablet that says that the prez needs to do this every full moon or some damn thing in strict round-robin format with House GOP/Dems, Senate GOP/Dems, Governors, [insert appropriate elected officials that I may have missed] and broadcast from on high?
Man, I’m a total political geek that I get excited about stuff like this.
But I thought everything on the internets was real.
Damn, DougJ’s discovered that I’m actually a 350-pound 17-year-old hermaphrodite posting from my cell in juvenile hall.
I know I am.
That I am. But at least I have beer. So I got that goin’ for me…which is nice.
Wild Birds Playing an Electric Guitar.
Wow, there’s a double entendre here.
Yes, that was the idea.
Who drinks giant, giant glasses of wine.
@Max: Woo hoo! Can’t wait! :)
third try (o heck just go):
woo hoo! and a hat tip to eschaton for this bit of tomfoolery.
@Max: “It’s going to be good folks.”
Jenny McCarthy haz a sad.
A girl after my own heart.
God damn it, I got hippie on my shoe. Do you know how hard that is to clean off?
Ok, I’m re-hooked on politics now. Whip ’em, BO.
“God damn it, I got hippie on my shoe.”
Why’d you step on it in the first place? It’s yer own damn fault.
Couple of new pups at the shelter:
This one looks a whole lot like a Boston terrier.
And this one is a mystery to me.
I take it we’re all tired of hippie punching and the hippies trying to fight back….
@Violet: I know! Me too. I’m on the West Coast, so I can shower @ 6:30am and then listen while I get ready for work.
Moving back my 9am meeting, just in case.
Flock Is Now a Fight Team in Some Ministries
It would be irresponsible not to speculate on what all these non-denominational evangelicals will do with their well trained angry young men….
@scav: They sound just like Nirvana
Bunch of crumby people talking about crumby politicians and how they grew up to be guys that talk about their gas mileage, and took pictures of their food on some slick typewriter thing nobody ever reads, like some dirt old geezer trying to find the name he scribbled on the bathroom stall twenty goddam years ago. Who the hell would ever do that? And why the hell would anybody ever think it’s any kind of a joke. Like fun it is, and you’d never catch me doing any some such goddam thing.
@Sentient Puddle: Ha!
@DougJ: In one of my writing classes in college, we had an in-class assignment where we were given a literary passage and had to write about something while attempting to mimic the voice of the piece as best we could. The professor didn’t say where the sample came from, but I immediately recognized it as Holden Caulfield. I gleefully got to work, picking some mundane topic and writing fully stream-of-conscious, going off on as many tangents as I could. I then sprinkled “goddamn” where appropriate, and turned it in. She said that I captured the voice the best out of everyone in the class by far.
I could go all Holden Caulfield on you all. But I’ll spare you. And besides, it would make me totally hate myself.
In Soviet Union, hippie punches you!
Heh. I’m clearing my calendar. Hope the link doesn’t crash. Will set it to record on DVR. That’s kind of sad, isn’t it?
Awww. Mine was a rescue dog.
She often has that Lily look, despite being significantly bigger. Which doesn’t prevent her from getting her ass kicked by this guy (also a rescue):
All of the black and white pups are adopted out, but there is still one of these fellows left.
@freelancer: I know you edited your post to make that link, but man, that’s a total mindfuck.
I had a thought. Instead of getting rid of the filibuster, say you start each two year session with a set number times (100) each party can filibuster. That way, a point the opposition party would be forced to participate in at least some legislation. Also, you could save a few and still be able to knock down really odious legislation ( privatization of SS).
@Max: This Weds? As in tomorrow?
Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Like Violet, I sincerely hope CSpan’s site doesn’t crash!
Belafon (formerly anonevent)
I’m so fake, I disappear every time I close my eyes.
@slag: Yes, tomorrow.
Whitehouse.gov should also be streaming it, as will all the networks, I imagine. (Except Fox)
You want me to bring the popcorn? LOL.
Seems like we’ve picked up another stray. Buddy is bravely barkin him from the porch.
Ok, first attempt in moderation hell. Mine was a rescue dog (not much market for Rottie mixes). Love the terrier, by the way.
About time, they’ve been in retreat for a couple weeks now.
@jeffreyw: I dunno about the second one either, but he looks like one terrified pile of cute. He needs a good family, stat.
We used to have possums all the time in our relatively urban neighborhood. They don’t need a lot of greenspace to live, apparently. And they’re totally unafraid of you. I remember I was outside BBQing dinner when this possum just walked right across the deck in front of me. Glanced over at me, then kept on walking. Didn’t bother it that I was out there moving around. Probably would have come right up and taken the food off the grill if not for the actual fire.
Oh my. Didn’t expect to see that critter out in snow.
Anyone want to catch the LOST refresher before it airs at 7 CST tonight, someone posted it on Megavideo.
@Chyron HR: Unfortunately, you win the thread for speaking the truth.
Why do you torment me so?
@freelancer: I have not watched that refresher, but for my money, this refresher is the only one you ever need for Lost.
@Fergus Wooster: If you’re gonna watch Futurama, may I suggest a menu of gooseburgers and a special eggnog made out of bourbon and icecubes.
Everybody else, I’m gonna have to see some ID.
@Betsy: Same reason a dog licks his ba…er buddies?
@Violet: Seriously. I’m unreasonably excited about this. But I’ll try to keep my expectations low. My new slogan: Having low expectations makes the world a better place. I’m sure it’s on a bumper sticker somewhere already.
Lots of cardinals today, oddly, the blue jays are absent.
@jeffreyw: That second one has lots of beagle in it. Put it down and run away.
Hey guys, word of warning. There is a really nasty stomach bug going around.
Knocked me flat on my ass. Literally.
@Fergus Wooster: Great lookin dog, Mrs J says the baby looks reallly safe.
Is it wrong of me to assume that Sarah was more concerned about Bristol because Rahm used the word fucking.
We all know that the dems are retarding the passage of health care laws.
@jeffreyw: Wow! Gorgeous pix.
We have many cardinals, dark-eyed juncos, and black-capped chickadees. When I fill the bird feeder, I dump out extra seed on the deck so the ground feeders can nosh. A couple days ago, we had five mourning doves eating.
It all makes for excellent kitty television.
@John Cole: I agree that it has some beagle, Mrs J reports that he has to have some wiener dog in him because he’s very long in the body.
Now that HCR has stalled, the tens of millions of uninsured have magically disappeared, the doctors and hospitals do not have to worry about treating them, employers have stopped dropping coverage for employees, private insurers have stopped the recission of sick customers and raising premiums to unaffordable levels, and the seniors have had their pill donut holes filled. We owe this all to Senator Brown.
@Chat Noir: Yeah, we have all those and more, Mrs J always pours out seed for the ground feeders.
@John Cole: Hey, many thanks for recommending “Southland.” Started watching it on TNT and it really is an excellent show.
Beats Slurm and Bachelor Chow.
I’m just getting caught up on the four “movie” installments. I’m as far as Bender’s Game. This toddler thing is forcing me to regress in my TV viewing.
@jeffreyw: You obviously have a lot of love for the pups. How do you manage to walk away rather than take them home?
The Scott Brown Cosmo Action Figure.
Bruce (formerly Steve S.)
I smell a poe.
@Fergus Wooster: Well, keep your expectations low on the movies–the math geek docu on the 1st one is great tho. What is the sum of two cubes, indeed…
My question: when is the new-ordered episodes gonna hit the airwaves? I’m missing Leela something fierce. And Bender is great. Also.
@demkat620: Wherever you are, keep it there.
@Max: I hope someone here will live blog it – they took cspan2 off the cable line-up here a couple of months ago.
t jasper parnell
Holden on American History
@MikeE – Hermaphrodite was a nice touch though. My wife is a big LOTR fan, and loved it. The baby just loves Zoidberg.
Not OT, but a little late to note – isn’t it redundant to call phony on a bunch of people posting under pseudonyms?
@jeffreyw: Oboyoboyoboy! Puppeh #2 looks very much like my childhood dawg, facially. The vet guessed that she [the dog, not the vet] was mostly fox terrier with some pointer mixed in. If this one ALSO has weiner-dog shaped body, it might just be Peak Cutenut.
@WaterGirl: I will be online @ cspan.org, whitehouse.gov, etc. If that helps.
I’d liveblog, but I will be wrestling with a flat-iron @ that time.
t jasper parnell
I’ll try this again
Holden on American History
@demo woman: I let Mrs J do all the walking away. It’s her gig, she takes the pics
@Fergus Wooster: My dad had a rott/basset mix. Longest Dog On Earth. Incredibly sweet too. The shelter told my dad he was a basset/dashound mix and at six months was full grown. He got longer, and longer and longer over the next six months. He was so obviously a rott that I know they lied on purpose. But it was in a good cause so I don’t blame them.
@John Cole: Are beagles bad?
@WaterGirl: Naw, just houndy. Put a strong leash on ’em and know they can smell your fear plus a squirrel fart from a mile away. My daughter’s dog is part springer, a million parts beagle, and a really sweet dog.
@Max: I have a daily bandwidth limit so that doesn’t work for me. :-(
t jasper parnell
Holden on American History
RobinSenate ran away – No!
Bravely ran away, away – I didn’t!
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled – No!
Yes, brave Sir
RobinSenate turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir
t jasper parnell
Holden on American History
MEANWHILE, ON GOOGLE NEWS
Awww. Sophie’s mom was a full rott, and her dad was some sort of Northern mix.
Sweetest dog you can imagine, despite her size and muscle tone. Just wants to play with the cat, and the baby.
But gives a bark and look that makes persons approaching the house piss themselves.
I’ve become a zealous Rottie convert.
His head smashed in and his heart cut out
And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged
And his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off . . .
The red bug is back.
@Fergus Wooster: You should hear what happens when you put a bassett woo woo in a massive rottie chest. Sounded like a dinosaur should. Every rottie I know has a big heart to put in the big chest. Shame that they were the flavor of the month for the” I have a small dick so need a big, bad dog” set and got a bad rep.
J. Michael Neal
Green balloons! Green balloons!
Somewhat OT, how come the Iranians are willing to ship out their Uranium now according to the UN deal? Seemingly all of a sudden they aren’t stalling, or wanting to change the deal as they were a couple months ago? What changed?
Ok, I’ll bite – as one of the hippies who got repeatedly punched around here for blaming the healthcare mess on Rahm –
and now that a bunch of non-hippie centrists – Jonathon Cohn, Jonathon Raitt, Andrew Sullivan, Ezra Klein – have started pointedly blaming Rahm –
NOW is it Ok to blame Rahm? And what IS it with the whole “leave poor Rahm ALOONE” stuff here at BJ?
and since we were wrongly punched – who do we get to punch for free now?
Rahm, after all, is in charge of implementing the President’s agenda, and turned the whole thing over to Max Baucus last summer, and then hectored Reid into bargaining with Lieberman, and made the deals with Big Pharma in the first place. He got royally rolled by the GOP – and now he’s out in the papers, loudly pushing off HCR to “some other time” in the future.
So – NOW can we blame Rahm?
(hey, just trying to liven up the place)
Andrew Sullivan is a centrist?
Okay, you got me. I’m Karen’s cat and this is part of my diabolical plan for world domination!
Phonies? Is this a Salinger/Caulfield homage?
@Max: Interesting. The two legislative groups that have probably caused the most problems to his legislative wish list… House Republicans and Senate Democrats.
I bet he goes for the Supreme Pwnage there too. I wonder which ones he’s going to target for “humiliation!”.
@Stooleo: Why not try something like Canada’s constitutional amendment formula? You want to filibuster, you have to get 1/3 of senators representing at least 50% of the population to vote for it.
Has anyone brought up the Edwards whistle-blowers allegations yet?
I’m only a phony down to the core. Beyond that, I’m pretty superficial.
I still need a name for in here
You’re right, I am a fraud, I secretly have the hots for Sarah Palin.
@mcc: An old friend posted a count of “I” and “me” from Obama’s SOTU address so I got my computer to count them in other addresses in history.
Lincoln “I” 53 times in 1861.
George HW Bush “I” 64 times in 1990.
There’s a wide variance of I’s and me’s between the presidents, may be as simple as a speaker’s style or may be as simple as the I counters being simple like FOX News.
Hmmm, Icounter, a new Apple product?