Inspired somewhat by my own 3 a.m. TV viewings these days — in which yesterday I watched Something to Talk About even though I’ve seen it six times and it keeps getting worse, like am I really supposed to be rooting for this regressive douchebag to win his goddamn horse race and I kind of am because it’s Robert Duvall — what’s a bad movie you can’t help but watch every time you find it? (I am like this with The Replacements, that Keanu Reeves football movie, too. “Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lives forever.”) A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
If only he could go to hell twice: Canada has stripped former media baron, Conrad Black, of the Order of Canada, its highest honour. Lord Black was also removed from the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. He served three years in prison in the US for fraud and obstruction of justice, and was released in 2012. Lord Black of Crossharbour remains a member of the UK House of Lords. He was awarded the Order of Canada, which recognises a lifetime of achievement, in 1990. In a statement on Friday, the Canadian government said it had accepted a recommendation by the … Continue reading Rot in Hell, Conrad
God, his nonsense is exhausting: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday called on John Kerry to resign after the U.S. secretary of state privately told important world leaders that Israel could become “an apartheid state” if it doesn’t make peace with the Palestinians soon, as reported by The Daily Beast on Sunday. In a floor speech, Cruz accused his former Senate colleague of displaying a “shocking lack of sensitivity to the incendiary and damaging nature of his rhetoric.” “Mr. President, it is my belief that Secretary Kerry has thus proven himself unsuitable for his position and that before any further … Continue reading Ted Cruz Should Suck It
The Internet? Not so much. On Tuesday April 22 I talked to Megan in your “customer service” department and asked to be transferred to Rachel Jones. Megan asked me to provide details on my problem and after I told the whole story I said I really didn’t need to talk to Ms. Jones but would be happy to talk to some other supervisor. Megan conferred with her supervisor and returned to tell me that they were reluctant to intervene since Ms. Jones was already on it, and she would call me back. This conversation occurred at 10:10 am and I … Continue reading Customer Service Like This is Killing Newspapers
The stupidest fucking guy on the face of the earth: Last weekend, one need not have looked further than the Foreign Affairshomepage for a little bit of political humor. There readers will find a lengthy, circumspect article authoritatively titled, “The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty.” The piece begins with applause for the Senate’s decision last December to reject the the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, before critiquing a trend sustained by some legal scholars, called legal transnationalism, which favors enshrining articulated international norms of justice in national judiciaries. The punchline can … Continue reading Douglas Feith Just Can’t Stop
Sweet mercy, Ethel, kids can use the Internets for the Sexing! I work in public relations at Cook Children’s. It’s my job to be on social networking sites, peruse the internet and keep up with the latest Apps offered on smartphones. It’s a great job and I love what I do, but over the last couple years, I have learned so much about the dangers of Smart Phone Apps. It’s downright scary. So is your Random Capitalization. Technology, especially if you’re a little behind the times, can be very deceptive. Your kids may be downloading Apps that you think are … Continue reading Dangerous Apps for YOUR CHILDREN
Early morning or late night? I used to be a late night person. Since Kick was born I’ve seen a lot of sunrises. Either way those dim hours seem like a secret part of the day that I never had access to before. A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
Good morning, folks!
Sorry about the outage and the subsequent flood of queued posts. Our host was brought down by a DDoS attack – hopefully it’s mitigated, and the infected zombie machines’ IPs are blocked from the internet forever:
“Hey – I can’t get to any internet sites! I wanted to download some more virus-laden games and ‘special offers’ !”
OK – to business.
Seriously – it has to be hard to be a Freeper. I’m not talking about the endless freepathons, the enormous pressure to be the first to post the fauxrage of the day – I’m talking about the constant disappointment.
When you’re a Freeper, there is no “happily ever after” – your heroes turn on you, your successes turn to ashes – there’s never a victory. Even “successes” like Dubya slide into obilvion as the mists of hoo-hah die down and the stinking reality squats in the noonday sun like a run-over toad.
So – some of the recent disppointments, in reverse order.
First –Joe The Bummer!
U.S. conservative ‘Joe the Plumber’ a union man? ‘You betcha,’ he says
Reuters ^ | 2/19/14 | Brendan O’Brian
Posted on 2/20/2014 4:31:30 PM by Oliviaforever
(Reuters) – An Ohio man who rose to fame as “Joe the Plumber” by challenging then-presidential candidate Barack Obama on tax policy in 2008 has taken a unionized job with one of the U.S. Big Three automakers, he said on his website.
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a conservative, announced on Sunday that he recently had the “fortune of being hired by a great company”, Chrysler Corporation, where all workers must be United Automobile Workers union members.
Beats welfare and starvation.
Never ever put your faith in a politician, or anybody who wants to be one. You will be disappointed.
To: Army Air Corps
Understood. It was a rhetorical question. My point is why did the guy have to make a public announcement, anyway? He simply made himself a tool for the left. Nice going, Joe!
Imagine the reception he would have gotten by his coworkers the next day if he had dissed them…
Spoilers within. Continue reading Protection: Game of Thrones Thread
If they’re all that’s left, they’ll do: The Ann Arbor News, owned by Advance Publications, changed in July 2009 from a daily newspaper to a web-first model that produced a print edition only twice a week, making Ann Arbor among the first American cities to lose their only daily paper. Since then, The Michigan Daily has been the only Monday-through-Friday print publication in town. As daunting financial pressures force newspapers around the country to shut down or severely trim staff and budgets, a new model has emerged in many communities in which college journalism students increasingly make up for the … Continue reading The Kids are Alright
I ask you, what incentive do these people have to work if we continue to pay them to be screw-ups? Tribune Publishing Co. LLC’s new CEO, Jack Griffin, may earn as much as $3.5 million annually, and could be owed $2 million if he exits after a sale of the company. Mr. Griffin is slated to earn a $1 million salary, a potential bonus of the same amount, and a $1.5 million stock award each year, according to an employment agreement that parent Tribune Co. filed on April 11 with the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of its preparation … Continue reading Paying Them to Fail
Bucky: A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging
If only the Internet hadn’t ruined everything. A. Continue reading Money for Journalism, Part the Gazillion
That’s the only explanation for this. A. Continue reading Republicans Needed More Good Rape News
Sorry to get out of my box here, folks, but Ms. A premitted me to do a special on this breaking news:
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:44:32 PM by tcrlaf
DEVELOPING: One person has been killed in shootings at two Jewish centers in Kansas, authorities say.
Overland Park Police told Fox News that the shootings occurred at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park and the nearby Village Shalom, an assisted living facility. Officials who spoke to Fox 4 said another person was injured in the shootings, but police would not confirm the report.
To: tcrlafWorkplace violence, again?
Let me guess, the perp’s name was Abdul, Achmed, Mohammed.
To: M Kehoe
Abdul Abulbul Amir…
To: tcrlafAndres Gutierrez @AFGutierrez OP police arrest man in the parking lot of Valley Park elementary. He yelled “Heil Hitler” at us @41ActionNews pic.twitter.com/KfINKcLNN5
To: Sarah BarracudaHe yelled “Heil Hitler” at us…
Further evidence that he was probably a muzzie since mooselimbs adore Adolph.
Tomorrow is Passover, figures the leftist hating Jews would be coming out of the woodwork now
well,if the guys name is something along the lines of “John Smith”,or Michael Andrews”,wont be a problem finding a Tea-Party associate with the same name.
To: Sarah Barracuda
Muzzies come in all colors nowadays.
To: Sarah Barracuda
Hmm, looks possibly slightly swarthy.
Morning, good people – still trying to get through the backlog of aging freeper crapola. It’s too good to not comment on, but this feature is already too long as a rule.
Whatcha gonna do?
We’ll start off with a new one, then a few oldies.
First up – from the house of “I’m still dead!” Breitbart:
What’s The Only Job Left In America Where You Can Safely Oppose Same-Sex Marriage?
Big Government ^ | 4/8/2014 | BEN SHAPIRO
Posted on 4/8/2014 8:37:41 PM by markomalley
This week, we found out that being the CEO of a major tech company has certain job requirements: decades of experience in the field, a brilliant contribution to the internet programming world, a stellar record of interpersonal relationships with people in all walks of life, and a personal view that same-sex marriages should be approved by the government. Have the first three and not the last? You’ll be outed, shamed, and ousted. It is now obvious that in America, the left and the media will celebrate as you are shamed and paraded through the streets in stocks if you do not approve same-sex marriage. They believe that the right to privacy somehow covers government approval of same-sex marriage, but not writing a check to back a campaign against that approval. Engage in business in any aspect of American society, and you may be subject not only to the dictates of government, but to the job-killing hatred of the mob.
So, is there any job left in America in which it is safe to abide by your religious views against same-sex marriage?
CEO: You’re the “face of the company.” Sure, the check you signed was personal. Sure, you didn’t use any company funds, have always abided by the non-discrimination rules of your company, and have never once been criticized for unfair treatment of homosexuals. That doesn’t matter…
Nun: So, you represent an institution that has for thousands of years considered homosexuality a sin. You tell children at a school for that religious institution that homosexual relationships are not as valuable for the production and raising of children as heterosexual relationships. You paraphrase the Bible and the Universal Catechism of the Catholic Church. Well, now you’re busted…
What’s the only job left in America where you can safely oppose same-sex marriage?
I hear the Westboro Baptist Church has an opening.
I predict that religious organizations will be the only “safe” place of employment for social conservatives. It’s a question of fitting in the office culture.
To: MoochPoochI predict that religious organizations will be the only “safe” place of employment for social conservatives.
I predict you are dead wrong. Any religious organization that does not conform will be labeled a dangerous cult and hunted down. Re-education camps. Tanks. Napalm.
Well, good people, the Freeper Run For The Border is officially under way!
Thousands of Freeperati have now mobilized and are heading for McAllen, Texas to do battle with the invading brown hordes of scared kids.
And by "thousands", I mean – two.
Posted on 7/26/2014 10:30:54 AM by Jim Robinson
We had a great day here in Mission and McAllen Texas yesterday. We planted the flag at our base camp on the banks of the Rio Grande and defended the border against any invaders. Not a single alien tried to cross on our watch. Now we just need to get a couple million more liberty-loving citizens to come stand a couple days watch each. We the people can secure the border if we become determined to do so.
We also set up a temporary camp across the street from the McAllen border patrol station and flew our flag there. Received lots of honks and waves from passing motorists and truckers. Even some of the border patrol personnel honked, waved or chirped their sirens to us as they pulled in and out of the facility. I think they appreciated our support.
It was a long hot day, but very satisfying. We're all very happy we decided to complete this mission. We're going to put in another long day here on the border today.
Will post a few of humblegunner's pics below and we'll all be posting more pics later:
I kinda like that he's posing with the motorhome that the marks paid for, and asking them for still more money.
Since thousands of two people on the other side of the border a U.S. highway can only do so much, there should be thousands of Freepers flooding in to help.
Any minute now.
To: Diogenesissaddened and angry I couldn't be there
thanx, guys.4 posted on 7/26/2014 10:42:00 AM by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)..
To: Jim Robinson
Yall be careful down there in the heat.
Wish I could have joined you...
I’m surprised you’re not there!29 posted on 7/26/2014 12:16:46 PM by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)..
To: LUV W
Finances prevent it.
Otherwise I would be there...
I thought you where(sic) there?
What happened to the road warrior Lady?
Paul frickin’ Ryan, you guys: It would be easy to use stuff like this to ridicule him for his tone-deafness, his white-guyness, his sheltered cluelessness. But Ryan, by his own admission, is receiving his sensitivity training in real time. He has charged headfirst into the war on poverty without a helmet; zealously and clumsily fighting for a segment of the American public that his party hasn’t reached since the Depression-era shantytowns that lined the Hudson River were named after Herbert Hoover. It is frequently awkward and occasionally embarrassing, but it is also better than staying on the sidelines. I dunno, … Continue reading On Learning the Lives of Others
What was the last party you attended? A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
Well, guys and gals, now that this is no longer such a big deal, I can tell you about it.
I went in a week ago last Thursday for my annual physical, Mainly to get my BP meds (I’m on the lowest dose they make) and pain pills refilled. They did an EEG. PA looked at the readout, told me that she needed to see the head Doc about it. Came back and told me that I had pretty serious Atrial Fillibration (patent pending), and that I needed to go to the Cardiologist. I replied that my insurance and deductable was going to change in a couple of months, and could it wait that long? She looked at me like I had just stepped out of a UFO and said: “No – I mean you need to go today.Right now.” Ulp.
So I walk the length of Medical City complex (wondering if I should be doing this) and saw the Cardio, who had apparently moved his next appt back to see me. I left with scrips for Beta Blockers, Anti-coagulants, and other fun meds, and an appt for one week later (the quickest they could get approval from my insurance) for a Echcardiogram to look into my alleged heart, and please don’t make any plans for directly afterwards, sir, just in case.
Well – the chambers are normal size, and no huge clots with one-way tickets to my Medulla Obligata detected, so now it’s an anti-arrythmatic to try to get my auricles to stop doing the samba – if that fails, a cardioversion (which I refer to as “a jump start”), which is not such a big thing. So – on balance – I’m one lucky sonofabitch. If you have to have afib, this is the one to have.
All that being said (patience, this is going somewhere), I had intended to take the week off from doing a post, BUT NOOOOO!!!!
Posted on 2/26/2014 6:57:14 PM by markomalley
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.
Brewer’s decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom.
The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. But opponents called it an open attack on gays that invited discrimination.
The bill thrust Arizona into the national spotlight last week after both chambers of the state legislature approved it. As the days passed, more and more groups, politicians and average citizens weighed in against Senate Bill 1062. Many took to social media to criticize the bill, calling it an attack on gay and lesbian rights.
Time to boycott Arizona.
Jan Brewer will go down as a spineless homosexual ganglia. What a joke she was. They will not TRUMP GOD.
Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.
To: markomalleyPerversion will always be perversion. Changing attitudes cannot change nature…and reality.
Sorry if your kid (I mean that rhetorically) is a sodomite…but that is still perverted.
This is a not new issue (or a progressive issue)…it has been around forever…and the sodomites always lose.
Except this time. And the time before that. And the times before that.
And why do they lose? Because it is a perversion of nature.
All media outlets allowed it to be labeled “the anti-gay bill”.
It really was an anti-religious discrimination bill.
Jan Brewer has just said its ok to sue committed believers in Arizona.
“Leviticus tells us what to do in the face of abomination.”
I am as sick as anyone hearing about homosexuality 24/7, but Leviticus is not measurement of anything but the primitive tribal mentality of 5000 years ago.It also instructs unruly children to be killed among other atrocious things, so selective reading and application is hypocritical. If you fully apply Leviticus, you will have a nice cozy Talibanland that would make Mullah Omar proud.
Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That
One of my favorite parts of the Internet is being killed off: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity, two high-profile Internet content properties owned by NBCUniversal, are being shuttered, a move that management told staff this morning would be occurring next week. Local recommendations site DailyCandy had been purchased by the Comcast media unit in 2008 for $125 million from the New York-based Pilot Group. The sassy TWoP TV review and recap site — its motto is “Spare the snark, spoil the networks” — was purchased by NBCU’s Bravo cable unit in 2007. Both were founded in the Web 1.0 era. … Continue reading RIP TWOP
There’s just no end to the ways you can use Obama as an excuse: Two University of Texas journalism students called me last week hoping to get some experience/clips in exchange for class credit. I had to reluctantly turn them down, and both even countered with the offer to write articles “for free” just to amass a few clips with a reputable publication. I told them that would get me in even more trouble with Uncle Sam. They were really bummed. I don’t have the official word from my management about the “why.” I suspect, like a lot of employers, … Continue reading Newhouse: It’s the Feds’ Fault We’re Cheap!
Republicans obviously thought to themselves, “That Mitt Romney was such a hit with the common people. He was so down to earth, so relatable. Let’s nominate us one of those.” There’s the 6,870-square-foot Rauner mansion on a half-acre lot in Winnetka; two units, including a penthouse, in a luxury high-rise overlooking Millennium Park; a waterfront villa in the Florida Keys with a 72-foot-long pool; ranches in Montana and Wyoming; and a condo in an upscale Utah ski resort. Most carry price tags well into the seven figures. But topping the list is a penthouse in a landmark co-op building along … Continue reading Illinois Governor’s Race
Turns out saying rape jokes are bad wasn’t the worst thing that could happen: Cardinal Columns graphic designer Austin Klewicki was the one student who spoke to the school board Monday. He asked members to revoke the new policy regarding the school paper. “Asking it be reversed, because we bring out the truth and we try to help everyone that’s affected by it,” said Klewicki. Cardinal Columns editor-in-chief, Tanvi Kumar wrote “The Rape Joke” for the February issue. District Superintendent James Sebert told us he doesn’t have a problem with the article as a whole, but questions parts. “A picture … Continue reading The Rape Joke: Kids, Thinking For Themselves! No!
Not everybody younger than 21 is in a frat house or a club: These are not your struggling baristas with their undergraduate degrees and mountains of debt, or your former-newsmen-turned-retail-drones. They’re not “overeducated and underemployed.” No, this demographic group, the undereducated and underemployed, are in far more dire straits. This subset of millennials might not look like the “Gen Y” that’s commonly portrayed in the media — this site included. They aren’t the duck-faced ” Rich Kids of Instagram,” the Lena Dunhams or the Mark Zuckerbergs that we use as generational stand-ins (rather than, say, wealthy and successful millennials LeBron … Continue reading Speaking of Selfies, Though: Youth Unemployment
I heard this in the car over the weekend and laughed so hard I almost drove off the road. Why is David Hasselhoff there? I mean, not that his presence doesn’t improve everything. BONUS: Watch at 1:52 for the FERRET SELFIE. A. Continue reading #selfie
Living here is starting to look like a blockbuster awesome decision, despite the winter hellscape that was the past two months, because at least we aren’t assholes: Speaking of Alaska, when you factor in both categories, the three best states are Alaska, Colorado, and Illinois. As we’ve mentioned, Alaska’s tip % is the highest, and Illinois has the highest statewide percentage of people who tip (61.1%), possibly because they’re scared if they don’t tip, they might be forced to eat more deep-dish pizza. Colorado does well in both categories, and Denver has the highest average tip percentage of any city … Continue reading My State Tips
That’s at the heart of this: The second concern, as expressed in the Journalarticle, is that “Critics fear genetically vetting embryos can be used to create so-called designer babies.” Ah yes, designer babies, the Frankenstein fear the media has been mongering for years. “If embryos can be selected to be free of harmful genes, they [the unnamed critics] argue, who is to say they will never be screened for particular genetic traits that parents might desire or want to avoid?” notes a 2009 article in the Telegraph. “Enter the ‘designer baby’ who is destined to be top of the class, … Continue reading Women Are Trivial Creatures
Oy veh. Every damned time. Ms. A gave me permission to do a short special post, since this happened: Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnellThe Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Adam Beam Posted on 3/16/2014 11:26:23 AM by TADSLOS MURRAY, Ky. (AP) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Saturday, telling 300 fellow Republicans that the minority leader will win re-election. McConnell finds himself in a GOP primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak.“I love the number six,” Perry … Continue reading Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Gov. Goodhair turns Turtle edition