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Rabbit
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Rabbit
7 years ago

Morning O Grabbin’ Greetings!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
7 years ago

12 years.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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G’morning, GN; hola, RabBeet!

Twelve years…but they’ve not managed to hit us again on our soil. (No thanks to our lying, prying, spying gummint.) However, there’s still that little matter of Benghazi…

Sven --

Thanks for watching and summarizing (in an amusing manner) teh Presidunce’s pawthetic performance last night.

I’ve made a number of children sick with gas but never killed one — even though they deserved it.

A sentiment which resonates deeply with me. (BetterHalfK thinks it’s crass when I occasionally waft one onto Jackson’s head…as retribution for his random sneak attacks.)

Jerry’s farts are more powerful than an Obama speech.

In all fairness, there are very few things which aren’t.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

In all honesty, Fatwa, I couldnt handle more than the first five minutes. This current ‘leader’ of our country makes me want to puke in disgust every time I see him.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Right about now, twelve years ago, Flight 93 is departing from Newark, NJ.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Reflective greetings, Gerbil Nation.
Good morning, RabBiT and Fatwa.
I missed Teh Precedent’s speech last night, but caught Rand Paul’s response and a bit of commentary. It sure sounds like I didn’t miss much. I thought Sen. Paul delivered a good speech -- short and to the point.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Good morning, Sven. I was RabBiT-typing when you came in.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good morning, Paddy. I missed Paul’s speech--I’ll look for a transcript.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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So…two weeks’ worth of diddling about Syria has knocked the IRS, NSA, BATFE and State Department scandals out of the news. Next distraction: budget!!!1!

Given that the House Oversight Committee doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere with their multiple investigations into what I believe are serious scandals, I think that Issa and Woodall (our guy) have proven themselves to be ineffective and gutless crapweasels who have sold their oaths of office for a pittance.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good on Colorado--they successfully recalled a couple of Dem senators yesterday over their gun control votes earlier this year.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

And good morning, Fatwa, and Rabbit, and everyone else.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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It seems that D.C. was embarrassed into issuing the Two Million Bikers a permit:

While the bikers now have the go-ahead, expect nothing short of a traffic nightmare in and around D.C. today.

“It is not a crime to parade” through the city without a permit, Ted Gest, a spokesman for the D.C. attorney general’s office, told U.S. News. That office prosecutes violations of D.C. law.

But Gest cautioned the riders, adding: “I don’t think we can speculate on what penalties the motorcycle riders might be subjected to for traffic or other offenses because we don’t know what they’re going to do.”

Asshats.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Good on Colorado--they successfully recalled a couple of Dem senators yesterday over their gun control votes earlier this year.

According to a Tweet from Debbie Hellman’s*-Head, voter suppression!!1!!!!

“This was voter suppression, pure and simple.”

* “Best Foods” west of the Rockies. 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

It’s always racism and voter suppression when the other side does it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

By this time twelve years ago on Flight 93, the hijackers have full control of the plane, 3 of the flight crew are dead including the pilots, and the passengers are beginning to figure things out.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

I’ve said it before and continue to believe it today: nothing that happened on 9/11 is more amazing than what the passengers and remaining crew on Flight 93 did that morning. In less than 45 minutes, they banded together, took stock of their situation, formulated a plan, voted on it, and executed it. They were not sheep; they were just Americans.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Thoughts and prayers. Off to work.

Poof

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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They were not sheep; they were just Americans.

Indeed. And they successfully fought back against those bastards.

Never forget.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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As I was pulling-out of the Trader Joe’s lot earlier, Herman Cain ended his show by playing Ray Charles’ version of “America”.

I. Just. Lost. It. Big-time.

After the flood of emotions from twelve years ago had mostly washed over me, I found that I hate our nearly worthless Congress -- and especially our Presidunce -- more than ever.

Dying in a fire is too good for the fucking lot of them. (Although that wouldn’t stop me from doing a celebratory shot of tequila and a gleeful jig in the event it occurred.)

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From the archives:

In cogitating the dropping of members of Congress into a lime pit in an upright position -- to prolong the fun -- the following came to mind (with apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein)

“Slurry With A Fringe On Top”

Kids and Moms and Dads, please don’t worry
We’ll dissolve those creeps in a hurry
When we turn them all into slurry with a fringe on top
Watch their lips and see how they flutter
When those liars fumfer and stutter
‘Fore we pour them into the gutter with a gooey “glop!”

Their piss’ll be yellow and their shit’ll be brown
As they all stain their drawers
To use a phrase coined by P.J. O’Rourke:
They’re a “Parliament of Whores”

Whether in the House or the Senate
We’re ticked-off and I think that they’ll ken it
As their flesh dissolves and then it starts to peel and pop
And they’re turned into a slurry with a fringe on the top.

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

Thanks, Mac.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Machinist

Mac --

The slideshow you linked is about the most moving I’ve seen.

No fuss from me about the post pic today; it’s not like any of us have forgotten -- or ever will -- what this day means. IMHO, doesn’t need to be the thread pic on the anniversary.

I am vexed by the refusal of the media to show video of the attacks every year; do they think we’re suddenly going to run out and start blowing-up mosques after a dozen years?

And I certainly echo your sentiments re Dubya’s performance in the immediate aftermath; the most quintessentially “presidential” thing the man ever did was his speech from the rubble. (Which has caused me to remember him as a middlin’-carpy POTUS, but a pretty decent man when it counted most.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

As Mac said, President Bush wasnt much of a Conservative, but I don’t think he ever really claimed to be. He was a Republican and damn sight better president on his worse day than Barack Obama on his best--whatever that might be. God bless him for his leadership and courage 12 years ago.

Jerry Atrick
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7 years ago

GOOD AFTERNOON/EVENING EVERYONE!

Greetings from serene and reflective Bountiful.

I sure hope y’all are having a blessed day, ’cause you just know I am.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

The Second Amendment in CA is still being ripped.

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24072843/unfazed-by-colorado-recalls-california-lawmakers-press-gun

SACRAMENTO — Even as Coloradans angry over new gun-control laws voted to recall two state senators, California lawmakers pressed ahead with their own gun-control agenda Wednesday, with varying results.

Among the most controversial bills, SB374 by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento — which would declare all semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines to banned assault weapons — had passed the Assembly on a 44-31 vote late Tuesday. Then, on Wednesday, the Assembly voted 41-34 on Wednesday to approve SB567 by state Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, which would update the definition of an illegal shotgun to include those with a revolving cylinder and a rifled bore.

Both now await a state Senate concurrence vote before going to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

The Assembly also voted 43-30 Wednesday to agree to Senate amendments to AB48 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, which would ban conversion kits used to turn legal ammunition magazines into illegal high-capacity magazines.

But SB396 by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley — to ban possession of all high-capacity ammunition magazines, even those that had been grandfathered in under the 1999 update to California’s assault-weapons law — ran into dire trouble in the Assembly, twice falling short of a majority Wednesday.

Already on the governor’s desk are measures that would expand the state’s safety-certificate requirement from handguns to long guns as well; crack down on “straw purchasers” who buy guns on behalf of those legally prohibited from doing so; tighten exemptions to the law prohibiting the purchase of handguns not tested and deemed safe by the state; to ban use of lead ammunition in hunting; and more. Brown has until Oct. 13 to sign or veto this year’s bills.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Without comment cuz it was all said much better than I ever could:

http://donthiredeb.blogspot.com/2006/09/911-stories-today-is-anniversary-of.html