Warmth Project Update: How Hard You All Rock (and a Deadline)

My bedroom is starting to look like some kind of Coat Sorting Warehouse. As of today, we have23 coats (including heavy-duty fleece things as well as some nice puffy adult and kid coats) and a little more than$300 in thecoat and food pantry fund! I called down to Evergreen Park today, and we’d like to drop the stuff off next Tuesday morning. So if you’ve been waiting to give until the end, this is it. One week! Guys, you’re gonna keep lots of people warm and fed this winter. Amazing job. Thank you so much for giving me yet more … Continue reading Warmth Project Update: How Hard You All Rock (and a Deadline)

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Fetus, don’t fail me now!” edition

Good Monday morning, gentle people! Well, the damage to the iso chamber wall has been repaired, and except for Kibitzer’s sneaker-marks on my back, no one got hurt, so let’s suit up and see what the Freepers think about their ex-golden-boy Oedipus Tex (these days).

So without further ado –“Momma showed me her fetus in a jar”.

Bush Recalls Graphic Pro-Life Moment: Mom Showed Me Her Miscarried Fetus in a Jar
The Blaze ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 2:59:18 PM byRobinMasters

Over the last week, excerpts of George W. Bush’s Monday-night interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer have shown a candid former president. But if a new excerpt obtained by the New York Post is any indication, the George W. Bush we may see tonight isn’t going to hold much back, and it could get graphic.

According to the Post, Bush will recall a detailed story about what set him down the path to becoming pro-life. That story includes his mother, Barbara, preserving and showing a young George one of her miscarried fetuses. From the Post:

(Excerpt) Read more attheblaze.com

1 posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 2:59:21 PM byRobinMasters
I’m sure they’ll find some way to spin this positively, right?
To: RobinMasters

But why keep the baby in a jar, why not give it a proper burial?

2 posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 3:03:17 PM byGraceG
Perhaps she was feeling a tad peckish?
To: RobinMasters

Ho boy. Can’t wait for THIS story to get spun out of context by the libtards.

Please feel free to putshowing your child your miscarriage, which you’re keeping in a jar, incontext.
I dare ya.

Sigh. You can’t fix stupid.

4 posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 3:04:13 PM bybolobaby
Nor, apparently, early-life traumatic episodes.
To: RobinMasters

First of all, I am pro-life. My views on life were also shaped by seeing and caring for my pre-mature daughter.


6 posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 3:05:17 PM byearlJam
Unbalanced people?
Certainly there’s some kind of mitigating circumstances?
To: GraceG

The media is playing us. The baby (fetus) came at home. She put it in a jar to bring it to the hospital.

To be resuscitated?

Same thing happened to my son and his wife.

9 posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 3:06:34 PM bySacajaweau
See? Perfectly normal! Nothing to see here – move on.
BTW – how’s your grandson’s therapy coming along?
To: RobinMasters

As several freepers point out, and as mentioned on earlier threads, Barbara Bush put the miscarried fetus in a jar to bring it to the hospital, in hopes that they could figure out what went wrong.

But it seems very strange to me that a mother would show it to her small child. That is strange, indeed
And now –the post of the thread!!
To: RobinMasters

Should of kept it and showed Laura and the twins.

22 posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 3:32:08 PM bywolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
Are you sure she didn’t?
More miscarriges of justice after the jumpola.

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Weekend Question Thread: Sports Night

What sports do you watch, if any? I’ll watch just about anything, though football’s the real must-see-TV. We go to the Badger hockey home games (Dad’s had tickets since he was a student), and I love a baseball game in person. My in-laws have Milwaukee Bucks tickets and I’ve seen a few home games that way. Basketball on television bores me witless, though. And increasingly I watch baseball with the sound off because the blather annoys me. GET OFF MY LAWN! A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread: Sports Night

Sponge Bath City

Say what? That’s my new nickname for New Orleans. We are having a citywide water outage at this writing. Outage may be an exaggeration but it’s a mere trickle. Jeez, we go from too much water to too little. This low water pressure is giving me high blood pressure. New Orleanians repeat after me: this fucking city. Hey, Athenae, can we shower at your crib this morning? I’ll bring Bucky a treat because we ain’t got no water. I’ll let Roger, Pete, Moonie and the Ox explain it: Continue reading Sponge Bath City

‘Symbolic’ is the New ‘Bullshit’

Headline: Ban on pet projects mostly symbolic “This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington,” Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, in line to be House speaker next year, said Thursday. Yet earmarks remain popular with many lawmakers who consider it part of their jobs to win money for deserving projects back home — and view the projects as a way to please voters. Or as kids in the schoolyard call it, LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE. Seriously, that’s what this is. It’s a whole story about how … Continue reading ‘Symbolic’ is the New ‘Bullshit’

Malaka Of The Week: Bryan Fischer

I didn’t write a malaka of the week post last week but the malakatude kept rolling. This week’s winner is some hairbag I’d never heard of before but Bryan Fischer is a class-A malaka and worthy of this “honor.” This douchebag is the “issues” director of the American Family Association and he’s also a guy who puts the ass in association. While the rest of America celebrated theheroism and humility of Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, Mr. Fischer slammed the selection in apost at his AFA blog: We have feminized the Medal of Honor. According to Bill McGurn … Continue reading Malaka Of The Week: Bryan Fischer

Stop fucking your students

Here’s a note to all the soon-to-be professors out there, especially those of them who seem to come from professional fields and use their long careers as cache to take these jobs: A classroom full of 20-something young women is NOT a smorgasbord of pussy for you to enjoy. (I would have made this gender neutral, but it seems as though most of these things involve middle aged men and their Viagra-tuned cocks. My apologies to all the women-folk out there who might be thinking, “So I can fuck the captain of the football team? That’s cool, right?” The answer … Continue reading Stop fucking your students


If you’re bored and have nothing better to do, video of the panel I was on last month at theLouisiana Endowment For The Humanities is online atHumid Beings. It was dubbed Politics & Polarization in the Media and I was the representative from bloggerdom. My friend Stephanie Grace of the TP was the MSM maven and John Slade of WBOK radio was there as the voice of talk radio. WBOK is an African-American owned and operated station so John ain’t no Rush: he’s several steps to my left. Both Stephanie and John have been on my Rising Tide politics panel … Continue reading Panelist

Game of Thrones: MOAR Nerd Joy

My fabulous friend Jennifer (whoseawesome book you should all check out) alerted me tothis last night. Hummina. Catelyn and Dany look nothing like I thought they would, but that’s just because in my head Dany was played by some incredibly hot baby Keira Knightley had in herKing Arthur days (I love that movie so SHUT UP) with like Anne Hathaway or something, and I thought maybe Catelyn was younger in the beginning of the series, but holy shit, Jamie Lannister. Also the outfit. There are, however, spoilers in the captions, so be careful if you care about that sort of … Continue reading Game of Thrones: MOAR Nerd Joy

Tired of the hype?

I love the Beatles and I’ve been using Apple products since 1988 BUT the hype over the Beatles coming to iTunes is driving me batshit. It shows how effective the Apple propganda machine is. I wonder if they offered free back rubs from Steve Jobs or something. Anyway, here’s the perfect antidote: the Beatles Complete on Ukulele. It’s not only funny but the tracks are pretty darn good. HT: Marcky Marck on Facebook. Continue reading Tired of the hype?

Making Editorial Decisions

Janesville paper tells racist commenters to STFU, and by the way, everybody else, too: Yes, the comments are popular. We get about 10,000 a month. And yes, they bring traffic to gazettextra.com and allow people to interact. We tally about 4 million pageviews a month on our site, and many are related to comments. The nastiness, however, is too much. We’re not the only newspaper struggling with the issue. Papers around the country are assessing comments and implementing or looking for ways to make conversations on their websites more civil. Starting today, the Gazette is taking a step that we … Continue reading Making Editorial Decisions

Just like Billy Sunday in a shotgun ragtime band

This post title is a line from the Dead songRamble On, Rose with ab fab lyrics by Robert Hunter. Hunter was the unseen but very important member of that great combo. The post title is also a tribute to my friend Craig Giescke whose post titles atbeerfooddude are always quotes from song lyrics. Craig has been on my mind this week: he was an inkstained wretch for many moons but embarked upon a second career as a chef. His eatery J’anitas is one of my hangouts. They recently parted company with the Avenue Pub where Craig, Kim and their crew … Continue reading Just like Billy Sunday in a shotgun ragtime band

He walked in circles till he was crazy and he lived that way forever

We drove past thishellhole on I-10 the way to and from Rising Tide. We live in a country where slackjawed yokels pass a billbanning Sharia law in fucking Oklahoma but inhumane idiot shit like this is still legal. I know that fighting individual instances of stuff like this is time-consuming and is not as efficient a strategy as taking aim at the biggerregulatory picture, butif you can please help. Big Cat Rescue Change.org Continue reading He walked in circles till he was crazy and he lived that way forever

Fifty Years Ago

Above is the scene outside Frantz Elementary School in the Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans in 1960.It’s now a hipster haven but back then Bywater was a hard scrabble working class area and it was where the battle over NOLA school integration was waged fifty years ago this week. Representatives of Tulane University approached the Orleans Parish School Board about using a school near Tulane’s Uptown campus as the inaugural site. They were rejected. Why? The Tulanians (bless their hearts) wanted desegregation to succeed and the OPSB wanted it to fail.Here’s how Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry describes the scene: That’s … Continue reading Fifty Years Ago

This Will Fix It

Surely this will solve everybody’s problems: Texas A&M University’s student Senate recently approved a bill that would no longer allow illegal immigrants attending the school to be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Since 2001, illegal immigrants in Texas have qualified for in-state tuition, which offers them a generous discount compared to out-of-state students attending the university. Texas A&M has 49,000 students, and about 300 are illegal immigrants. [snip] Demonstrators took to campus streets and held up signs that said, “Aggies don’t fight Aggies,” and “We don’t choose to be illegal.” Many of the demonstrators support proposed federal legislation called the … Continue reading This Will Fix It

Calling Bullshit on The News

Keith O, reminding me why after months of annoying the hell out of me I loved him in the first place: When Walter Cronkite died sixteen months ago, he was rightly lionized for the quality of his work, and the impact he effected on television news. He was praised for his utter objectivity and impartiality, and implicitly – and in some cases explicitly – there was wailing that this objectivity had died with him. Yet invariably the same few clips were shown with each obituary: There was the night Cronkite devoted fourteen minutes of the thirty-minute long CBS Evening News … Continue reading Calling Bullshit on The News

Where’s Mine?

Well, of course. I mean, did anybody really think these teabagging excuses for human beings meant they should get sick and be unable to see a doctor because of some horrifying combo of “you’re between plans right now” and “that isn’t covered” and “your princess is in another castle” and whatnot? Granted, they usually don’t just come right out and say it. It’s implied, the whole “I got mine, so screw your poor self” thing. It’s implied by how rich and white they are and generally how smug. According to an unnamed congressional staffer quoted by Thrush, Harris stood up … Continue reading Where’s Mine?

First Draft Warmth Project: Week 2 Update

As of this update, we’re at$236 raised for thefood and clothing collection in Evergreen Park. We also have a dozen coats, ranging from midweight fleece things to some really nice heavyweight kids’ coats: The project continues; I’ll update once a week until the end of the month. The temperature’s dropping. The need won’t be going away. Even leaving aside the idea that any of the courses of action recommended by the feed-the-rich, starve-the-poor, hey-nobody’s-complaining-so-far crowd will actually improve the economy, it sure as hell ain’t gonna happen before the snow is knee high. Got a coat? Drop me an e-mail. … Continue reading First Draft Warmth Project: Week 2 Update

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Teh Google Sekrit Mooslimes!” Edition

Well, guys – ya knew it had to happen sooner or later. That last little shred of sanity, that wingnut that held the Free Republic flywheel on has broken, snapped off, self-destructed – and they have officially gone insane.

There’s a few souls screaming as they hold on to the edges of the flywheel, but they’re just along for the ride.

Let’s suit up and survey the mental wreckage, shall we?

Vanity – Has everyone seen the disgusting Veteran’s day “tribute” on Google?
Vanity | November 11, 2010 | Me

Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:22:45 AM byDManA

Take a gander at the provocative “tribute” to Veterans day on Google. Then never go there again.

1 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:22:47 AM byDManA
To: DManA

WHAT is it supposed to be??

3 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:25:15 AM byPGR88
Well, it’s obviously a Red Crescent peeking out from behind an American flag. It is probably taking flying lessons, too. Those perfidiousbastards!
To: Psalm 144

It has a little red crescent peaking out from behind an American flag.

6 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:26:20 AM byDManA
I told ya!!!
To: MediaMole

That’s not the sun. It’s an explosion combined with the crescent of Islam.

9 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:26:58 AM byMarylander
This is bad. Very bad.
To: DManA; PGR88; MediaMole; earlJam; Psalm 144

Red crescent moon in the bottom right. Islam!

14 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:27:29 AM bylibrary user
In the name of all that’s holy, can’t you see it???
To: DManA

That little red crescent is the E from the end of Google.

Sometimes people just read too much into things.

16 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:27:32 AM byMediaMole
To: Marylander

“That’s not the sun. It’s an explosion combined with the crescent of Islam.”

You can’t be serious. If you are…

31 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:31:49 AM byColvin (Proud Owner ’66 Binder PU, ’66 Binder Travelall,)
…they’ll make you a Moderator.
To: Colvin

It’s a nuke going off in the logo.

37 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:33:44 AM bylibrary user
Mooslimes! WITH NUKES!!1! OMFG!!
To: Marylander

Its just someone from islam

“Honey, there’s someone at the door – looks like he’s from Islam.”

saying the sun is going down on America. Fact of the matter is the sun never rose on islam giving them progress, achievement and advancement…so its our fault and we are under attack.

Envious lot arent they?

Its just too bad that we have one of their representatives in the White House looking to level the playing field.

40 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:34:45 AM byhimno hero
To: MediaMole

Sigh. If the DUmmies have a thread called “FReeper Follies,” I have a feeling this post would be on it.

45 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 11:37:02 AM byrightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
I beg your pardon?
Anyone want to hop over there and tell them the good news?
To: dayglored

This whole thread is embarrassing and should be wiped clean. Imagine the fun DU could have with the level of stress on display here over something so trivial?

89 posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:58:00 PM byCodeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama – 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting…)
More nincompoopery after the sooper sekrit Mooselimb jump…

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