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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy German Heavy Metal Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
That’s it. I got nuthin’.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Glücklicher Deutscher Schwerer Metallbuckel-Tag, GN!!! Wooooooooo…thanks, Mac!!1!!

Criminy…Il Douchey is getting a farking rock star welcome in Berlin. My goodness, how I loathe that man..and wish he’d STFU with the JFK references. OTOH, he just declared himself to be a jelly donut; buwahahaha! (Alas, he got applause anyway.)

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

The headline at the Huffington Post is: Obama takes off his Jacket, Berlin Cheers.

Don’t these guys ever get tired of kissing his ass?

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Heh. True, too.

I read his speech; it was his usual bs. If Obama had an Indian name, it would be along the lines of ” Longwinded Says Nothing”.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Sven

*Snerk*

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Don’t these guys ever get tired of kissing his ass?

Hell, no. According to Chris Matthews, we can now accuse the sun of being raaaaciiiiiist:

“I think a lot of the problem he had today was the late afternoon sun in Berlin ruined his use of the teleprompter and so his usual dramatic windup was ruined,” Matthews said immediately after the speech. “I think he was really struggling with the text there.”

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

It just plain sucks when an actor doesnt know his lines.

Here’s some stuff from it:

“As I’ve said, Angela and I don’t exactly look like previous German and American leaders.” He just can’t stop telling everyone how wonderful he is cuz he’s black.

“In the United States, we have recently doubled our renewable energy from clean sources like wind and solar power. We’re doubling fuel efficiency on our cars.” Yeah, Climate Change is the really big deal.

“For over a decade, America has been at war. Yet much has now changed over the five years since I last spoke here in Berlin. The Iraq war is now over. The Afghan war is coming to an end. Osama bin Laden is no more. Our efforts against al Qaeda are evolving.” Yeah, Osama is dead and General Motors is alive. Let’s not talk about that little bombing in Boston….

There’s more, but it’s the same old dregs. He has no problem saying how America needs work and listing our past sins, but that Nazi thing a few years ago, naw, that would be rude to mention in Berlin.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

It reads like an Onion piece.

As do a lot of news aggregator sites these days…not to mention many of the articles. Like these two:

Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses

FBI director admits domestic use of drones for surveillance

Most days, it’s a wonder my heart doesn’t explode out of my chest and/or that my brain doesn’t create an, um, abstract painting on the ceiling.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

Heh. Mebbe BrendaK’ll make me start wearing a bubble helmet…at least for all of the Slim tributes.

Y’know, I’ve never actually seen that film; IIRC, one of my L.A. neighbors had a one-line part in it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

Having watched my fair share of “Creature Feature”-type lame-o horror and SF films as a kid, I suspect I’d catch a fair amount of the gags; I’ll check it out.

I tried listening to Art Bell for laughs a few times and found myself screaming at the radio…

BrendaK
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7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I love that movie.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Via Hot Air:

Alex Katz, deputy communications director for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign, said rally organizers relied on a list compiled by Slate.com of people killed by guns since the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., “and his name was on the list.”…

Tsarnaev “was absolutely not a victim, his name should have been deleted before the list was provided to a family member for reading and his name should never have been read. It was a mistake, it should not have happened and we sincerely apologize,” Katz said.

BrendaK
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7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

And how many were suicides? And since this crowd might very well approve of assisted suicide, why would they have a problem with suicide by gun?

Oh, oh — and how many were killed by legally obtained guns v. illegal guns?! Were the victims in a free gun zone, or a gun free zone?

The questions go on and on and on…

BrendaK
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7 years ago

I’m just trying out something to see if this font code works on a blog. Jerry, I’ll remove this comment entirely if it poses a problem.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago
Reply to  BrendaK

Well, it doesn’t contain profanity, pornography or bestiality. So, yes it’s a problem. But, it’s OK ’cause you posted it.

BrendaK
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7 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Well, screw the pooch and call me a poltroon! Thanks, Jerry.

BrendaK
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7 years ago

Woah! That actually worked! Ok, I’ll stop now. I don’t know if that clogs up the works or what.

BrendaK
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7 years ago

Heya, Paddy & Mac & Sven!

BrendaK
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7 years ago

Mac! Did I see you comment earlier today about the ugliness of terrorizing the families of pols by going to their houses to picket?

I thought that a couple of the comments sounded specifically like you and Paddy.

BrendaK
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7 years ago

I’d have to go find it. My thesis was basically that an out-of-control Presidency has empowered an out-of-control bureaucracy which encourages an out-of-control populace. If our leaders engage in unlawful and/or uncivil behavior, why wouldn’t anyone else of like mind (see also, fishes -- rotting from the head down)?

BrendaK
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7 years ago

Here’s the link:

http://overlawyered.com/2013/06/storming-homes-political-enemies-contd/

Interesting discussion in the comments. I just have a problem with terrorizing the families of pols that people disagree with.

BrendaK
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7 years ago
Reply to  BrendaK

That link isn’t correctly linking anymore. It’s the article at the link that is headed ‘Storming the homes of political enemies, cont’d’.

BrendaK
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7 years ago

It was from a link at Instapundit. May have been from yesterday…I’m still studying, so I’m seriously behind in my daily reading.

BrendaK
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7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Yep, I totally agree -- which, is why I thought Old School Conservative might have been you or Paddy -- or Jerry. Or Sven. The ‘voice’ read like you and Paddy, though.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago
Reply to  BrendaK

Hey! I may be fat, balding, and Conservative but I aint old! And I dropped out of college too……

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  BrendaK

Nope, t’weren’t me. Too many big words.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

There’s one big reason why there isn’t more outrage; they are targeting the homes and families of Republicans or Conservatives. That’s OK to do. In fact, it is the honorable thing to do.

Look at the media and political response to gatherings of Tea Partiers and Occupiers. They had to dig deep to find any incidents of violence or inappropriate behavior at Tea Party events, whereas the crime and idiocy of the OWSers was on display at every single one of their protest sites. Who got worse press?

It use to be something to strive for and be proud of-being a law-abiding citizen. However, as you stated Brenda, if our leaders don’t obey the law and break it whenever convenient without consequence, why should citizens have any respect for it?

I broke federal law today by picking up from the ground, a tail feather of a hawk and bringing it inside my house to show Mrs Sven later. That’s worth a $500 fine and six months in jail. And I should respect a govt that creates laws like this?

BrendaK
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7 years ago
Reply to  Sven

Wait, wut? Just picking up the feather is against the law (by ‘the law’, I mean some regulation, made by some bureaucrat, that was never legislated by our Congress)?!

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago
Reply to  BrendaK

It’s the Migratory Bird Treaty Act originally passed in 1918. See here:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-494149.html

“It is a “strict-liability” law, meaning that there is no requirement for law enforcement agencies to prove “intent” to violate the law. That is, if you are found in possession of a protected species or its parts or products, you are automatically in violation of the law.”

This came up a couple of weeks ago while at a friend’s house. My friend’s wife volunteers all the time with wildlife restoration and injured animals and whenever we come across an injured animal, she’s our first call. Anyhow, city workers went down their street removing overhanging tree limbs. They left the cut limbs in the gutter-I guess coming back for them later-and my friends found a hummingbird nest with two baby hummers on the ground nearby. So doing what they do, they picked them up and brought them inside and started feeding them. The babies need a special solution-not just sugar water-so she called a friend of hers that has a license for that kind of work to ask what it was. Her friend wouldnt tell her-said it was a violation of law to give that information and that the possession of those birds was a violation of the MBTA. The best thing she could do was to turn them in to a licensed wildlife rehab center. Immediately.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago

Perhaps Libs would be OK with guns if we could shrink them down so that fetuses could kill themselves.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Reductio reductio ad absurdum?

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Not to hijack the thread with illegal feather stories, but several years ago I was driving down from up north and passed a road killed barn owl on the side of the road. I stopped, backed up, and tossed him in my truck bed. When I got home, I took the wings and feet and several tail feathers before burying the carcass. Did some artsy stuff with the parts that were actually quite good.

Anyhow, once the kerfuffle started with SWMNBN and I remembered that I might maybe had told that tale to the Abeywebbers, I gathered everything up and threw it out. I figured that if SWMNBN ever figured out who I was and remembered the story, I might be in a lot of trouble.

Sven
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Sven
7 years ago

Game 4 tonite between Boston and Chicago: Boston up 2-1. My cousin in Chicago must be worried cuz she aint responding to my emails. Likely staying up all night worried that she’ll be dropping $20 to the NRA.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Did someone call for Boxcar Willie?
http://youtu.be/V9QCcCq4nGI

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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I’ll see your Boxcar Willie and raise you one Zamfir.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Don’t make me break out the Slim Whitman! I’ll do it! You know I will!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Well, that was awkward. Apparently Slim Whitman passed away today at the age of 90.

http://youtu.be/RjGRlKPgppw

BrendaK
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7 years ago

And yet, the internet is forever.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Har!

The ACLU’s NSA lawsuit -- ACLU v Clapper -- would not have been possible before Citizens United:

If progressives had their way, the ACLU’s latest challenge to the NSA’s domestic surveillance would easily be dismissed. ACLU v Clapper, filed in the wake of the Snowden revelations, is based on the ACLU’s First and Fourth Amendment rights, which, according to progressives, ACLU should not possess. It is, after all, a corporation, and constitutional amendments aggressively promoted by progressives would limit constitutional rights to “natural persons.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Heh!