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Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Saturday O ‘ grabbin!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Typos are free today.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

TeX, I’m so sorry about your dog. ..There just aren’t any words for the hurt. “grim acceptance” is all we have sometimes.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Mac, prayers have gone out for Little Mouse Mother & sister and the rest of the family.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Caturday, GN!

RabBeet --

Yay!

I can haz moar free typos, plz?

Mac --

Very glad that Elena’s Mom is scheduled to go home tonight; hope her sister’s MRI indicates a simple issue which can be easily addressed.

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Allahpundit has more on the KTVU snafu:

An NTSB spokesman flatly denies that anyone there confirmed anything, so that leaves us with only one option. You make the call: Is this the product of a disgruntled newsroom employee bent on revenge or the actions of a summer intern who thought it was funny enough to get fired over and wanted to see if, a la Ron Burgundy, local news anchors really will read anything you put on the teleprompter?

Even more at teh link.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Hot Air has a link up to NTSB that they did indeed confirm the names and they are reviewing. It was pretty funny.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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A couple of days ago, LambiePieK alerted me to a local homicide story which I’d not seen at the Atlanta Journal Constitution or WSB-TV websites:

According to the warrant, the four teenagers are accused of starting a fight with Chellew at a Chevron gas station in the 6200 block of Mableton Parkway near Community Drive at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. They repeatedly punched and kicked him, according to police.

While attempting to escape, Chellew backed into the center five-lane highway and was pushed to the ground and knocked unconscious, the warrant states.

They then walked away from Chellew, “leaving him helpless,” and he was eventually hit by a car, the warrant states.

The victim was white; the four teenagers (18-19) are black.

This morning, the AJC finally mentioned the story:

“This was not racially motivated,” [Cobb Police Sgt. Dana] Pierce told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Cobb County police are investigating this like any other crime.”

The fight between Chellew and his four assailants apparently started over gang identification.

According to the warrant, Chellew flashed blue colors and claimed allegiance to the “Crips” street gang. Three of the suspects were dressed in red, the colors affiliated with the “Crips” longtime rival, the “Bloods.” The exchange was captured on the station’s surveillance cameras.

Here’s a pic of the victim, Joshua Chellew:

The claim that Chellew was affilliated with the Crips seems fairly unlikely.

The AJC article has pics of the accused, but not the victim; nor does it provide a link to any surveillance video.

Color me deeply skeptical.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Mac --

When I was still in Los Angeles, I was rather careful about wearing anything red or blue (aside from denim) when looking at roofs in certain neighborhoods. Because “honkie mofos” are indeed occasionally assaulted -- or worse -- for wearing red or blue in the wrong place out there.

Some contractors I knew were very cognizant of this sad reality and made sure their employees were aware that wearing red or blue in some areas was not a good idea.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

I have a disproportionate number of black t-shirts and button-down shirts, but not quite to the same degree, Mac. 😉

I recall that in the novel version of Jurassic Park teh paleontologist said that all of his clothing was either black, gray or white so that he could just grab anything and know it all went together.

I could relate to that.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Plus, it makes you look edgy and artsy.

*Flees in zig-zag pattern*

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

How do you make typos without arms, Mac?

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

oh, My left foot.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Mac’s favorite book: A Farewell to Arms.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Rabbit

Not Arms And The Man??

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

My immediate reaction : “Arma virumque cano” ( first line of The Aeneid)
“I sing of the arms and the man”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Heya, RabBeet!!1!!!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Favorite sculpture: Venus

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago
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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

It’s awfully nice of you to help women bare their burdens.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Heya, Fatwa!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Rabbit

How’re you, BW and teh menagerie doing?

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Is it good or bad that I can’t think of any more armless things?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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RabBeet --

BK asked me to tell you that Shammy was looking for you a couple of weeks ago. (She’s living at her Mom’s right now and can be found on Facebook under her real name.)

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

We are doing ok, I guess. I’m lobbying for another casino trip this month. BW is getting more used to the kitty, trying to turn her into a dog.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Rabbit

Good luck with that, BW. 😉

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Thanks , I knew she was at her Mother”s.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Rabbit

Righty-O.

How’s teh kitteh settling-in?

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

BW let her out of the house & the cat peed in the yard, cme back in & did it again another time. BW was screaming that she had gone ” potty” like a dog. Uh yeah, she was a stray, remember? Ha! I love to burst bubbles.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Grace has finally relaxed enough to sleep on the bed at our feet sometimes. Still no cathat, maybe when winter comes.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Gotta hop. It was nice talking in real time!
(POOf-)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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‘Bye, RabBeet!

Dunno how Mark Steyn writes so consistently well; his latest re teh Zimmerman trial travesty concludes thusly:

We have been warned that in the event of an acquittal there could be riots. My own feeling is that the Allegedly Reverend Al Sharpton, now somewhat emaciated and underbouffed from his Tawana Brawley heyday, is not the Tahrir Square–scale race-baiting huckster he once was. But if Floridians are of a mind to let off a little steam, they might usefully burn down the Sanford courthouse and salt the earth. The justice system revealed by this squalid trial is worth rioting over.

I heartily concur.

BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I like Steyn as well as Mark Levin. Im also partial to Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes.

It’s the Hannity and O’reilly guys that Im kinda done with. With talk radio, I tend to prefer Dennis Prager and Michael Medved along with the local guy, Larry Elder.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I’ve been a fan of Prager since the mid-90’s -- I just don’t get much chance to listen to him anymore. I agree regarding Hannity and O’Reilly.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Y’all have been a chatty bunch today!
It was nice to see RabBiT, even if I did miss her, which I do.
Mac -- that’s good news all around regarding various family members, especially Elena’s mom.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Just noticed Mac’s 12:04 video; awwwwwwww.

Knew some folks in CA with two dogs and a cat all raised together; teh kitteh behaved much more like a dog than a feline.

*poo-t*

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

CNN is telling me that a verdict in the Zimmerman case COULD BE REACHED AT ANY MOMENT!!!!!!! But they’ve been telling me that since like 6:00 this morning so I aint too excited.

When a verdict is reached, I wonder if their top legal correspondent, Ho Lee Fuk, will be reporting it? Or if the second tier gal, FeMale Delanquisha Akwante will get the honors.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

CNN reporting: THERE’S MOVEMENT IN THE COURTROOM!!!!!!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Tell you what-the one man in America that I don’t want to be right now is George Zimmerman.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Verdict. I’ll go with not guilty on all counts. That would be justice, but it is a jury so who knows?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Thankfully, you were right, Sven.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Yeah, glad it worked out the way it did. Whew.

Now I hope that George Zimmerman gets his turn at bat with his lawsuits against the media and that these state officials that brought this case get a real hard look.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Yuppers.

Nothing’s going to happen to Corey and her vile minions.

X_LA_Native
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8 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

***drive-by***
Yes!!!!
Best I was hoping for was a hung jury, so I’m happy for George.

And I think MoM and West are going to help George do exactly was you’re suggesting, Sven. They’re going for sanctions, and will defend against any civil actions.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Good on them. This story should be far from over. I’m not willing to just say let’s move on-the media, the feds, the state of Florida all have a lot to answer for.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Not guilty!
I’d make it red, bold, and flashing, but that would take too long to look up the code.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

When do the riots begin?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Um…by midnight EDT?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

You want to start early before all the stores lock up all their really good stuff.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Well, it’s only 7:35 in CA; “loot early and often”.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

But the Molotov cocktails look better on TV after dark. Once you get a good, dark cloud of smoke going, then you can loot during daylight hours.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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That’s cunningly scientific, Paddy.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

I think that’s all too likely.