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Friday
Sep282012

And So it Begins... (Another Open Thread)

... But first a great practical joke to play on your iPhone loving friends:

(no geeks were hurt in the making of this video, unless you count broken hearts)

Howard Stern did a funny too.   Enjoy.   

Soooo... 

Iowa early voting has officially kicked off this 2012 election cycle yet again.   Call me old fashioned (despite my reasonably young age) but I still prefer going to the ballot box on election day.    I'm certainly not one for voting before a single debate has even taken place, especially if one considers themselves a so-called "independent".

However early voting has really picked up over the years in Iowa.   As of Monday, registered Democrats had requested 109,709 absentee ballots, Republicans requested 20,458 and people registered to other parties or no party requested 36,653.   Quite the stat if you ask me. 

According to Ms. Bobo (in video ahead), a random yet staunch Obama supporter, she was hard pressed to find any Romney voters around her on a work day standing in line to vote in September like some crazy person, but I digress:

Well, I'll give them some credit though...  at least they didn't bust out into one of these ridiculous flash mobs doing what is called "the Obama Stride":

I've never been more proud of the fact that I don't dance... ever...

... and I'm also proud that I don't smoke crack.

In other, more mind-numbing news, we've finally arrested the man responsible for all that senseless violence in Libya despite having never spent a single day in Benghazi investigating the actual attacks.   Feel better yet?   Doesn't it just make you want to run out and practice your right to free speech immediately?

It sure does me.

Unfortunately, it does him too.

Obama is feeling some heat over free speech from other leaders of the UN after saying this

I know that not all countries in this body share this particular understanding of the protection of free speech. We recognize that. But in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spread offensive views around the world with the click of a button, the notion that we can control the flow of information is obsolete. The question, then, is how we respond.

Ironic, huh?  Especially after seeing him detain a man over free speech and respond by saying

"the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” 

Was the filmmaker who violated parole by posting it on YouTube a dipshit?  Absolutely.  Did the government overreach by hunting down a random YouTuber and interrogating him?  Precisely.   Do some Americans have a pretty distorted view of what constitutes for free speech these days?   You betcha!

There...  15 links so far... I've officially lost Choy's interest in reading... but we mush on...

Warrantless wiretaps QUADRUPLED on George W. Bush...  no really...  take a look.    

With the increased intrusions in our daily lives you would think the Obama administration would be better informed.   Is Egypt an ally?   Who knows?  Apparently not the Obama administration.   Hard to get a clear answer.   Of course it's also nearing the end of week 3 since the attacks in Libya and we can't seem to get a clear answer from that either, so why split hairs?   Just say "what a SCoaMF" and move on.

"HE SUCKS...  BAAAD!!"  (brilliant)

Have a great weekend... thread is open so post anything you want.

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Chip, chip. That's the sound of an Obamacare reality being outed and slammed. By a liberal Democrat. As Madam Botox demanded, we had to pass the bill to find out what was in it.

Of course, His Excellency, Prince Barry of Sorosland, promises to veto any attempt to correct this mess.

September 29, 2012 at 06:08 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Leftists win another round in their war against America and against justice..

Sickening.

Did they give him a lollypop and a Build-a-Bear?

September 29, 2012 at 19:41 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard
September 29, 2012 at 22:35 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

It's OK, Skinny. If it's Democrats doing those things, it's OK.

"Free" stuff, and trashing the rule of law for political gain, found in Section 2-B of the Leftie Democrat Party Playbook.

September 30, 2012 at 05:50 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

I for one would love to see the totals on how many ObamaPhones have been handed out to the public since its inception and what percentage of them just happen to be getting handed out in swing states.

It's also amazing that the stat shows a hefty increase every year since '08 (17%, 65%, 28% and counting... ) and in 2012's first quarter they spent 72% more than the highest first quarter prior... yet they somehow claim they're cutting spending simply because "government gave out fewer cellphones to ineligible people and took steps to avoid issuing duplicate phones."

You're still handing out more phones dumbasses... that's not cutting spending, and considering the entire program seems like a waste of government spending, it surely shouldn't be seen as "cutting waste" since there hasn't been any real cuts every year since its inception.

September 30, 2012 at 10:09 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Check out a new scam that's primarily effective in numerous states simply because it leads people to believe Obama will be paying their bills for them, they fully buy into it, then freely give up their personal information.

Hope and Change 2012!

September 30, 2012 at 10:23 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Truly... Fucking... Pathetic!!!

The left has officially run out of mud to throw so they're shitting in their hands like caged animals and flinging it around wildly, apparently unaware of how much of a mess they're making of themselves in the process.

September 30, 2012 at 17:13 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Another sterling endorsement of Obama, from one despot to a wannabee despot. Gives us all something to look forward to if Dear Leader gets re-elected.

October 1, 2012 at 07:25 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Obama's intention when he was elected was to place minorities into high level positions within his administration so they would receive the exposure he (wrongly) felt prior administrations hadn't given them. With new details coming out on Fast & Furious and the Benghazi debacle; out of the hundreds if not thousands of qualified candidates, we get Eric Holder and Susan Rice? Besides being incompetent, Obama's 'eye" for talent is pathetic.

October 1, 2012 at 10:04 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"Obamaphones"?

The left has officially run out of mud to throw so they're shitting in their hands like caged animals and flinging it around wildly

I keep thinking the HateLiesTreasonandSharkJumping Party has no more sharks left to jump. But wingnutz raving about "Obamaphones" WHILE accusing anyone of poo-flinging takes psychotic projection to new, er, heights?

Nooshunz iz hazzing a meltdown of epic proportions.

October 1, 2012 at 10:38 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Man the libs are in a well-coordinated attack on the "it's over" direction of polls. Sorry, when your message seems less believable than a high school class excuse for everyone having the same answers people know you cheat & lie. Also, if libs would only get off their ass and work this hard in real life America would be such a better place.

Plus, this guy is more accurate than any NYT Times, AP or MSNBC poll.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Octopus

October 1, 2012 at 11:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Tom, let's not forget Obama's judgement regarding his choice for Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings, who was out there pushing a radical homosexual agenda that includes teaching school kids about "fisting." Jennings stated that he was inspired by a guy named Hay, an advocate for the North American Man Boy Love Association. While Jennings was a teacher, he became aware of a homosexual relationship between a minor child and an older man, but rather than call the cops, he just recommended to the kid that he always use a rubber. This doesn't just call into question Obama's judgement; it reflects upon his lack of character.

October 1, 2012 at 11:44 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"Afghan motorcycle bomber kills 14, including 3 NATO (US) troop"

Thank God GM is alive and Osama is dead.

October 1, 2012 at 12:18 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I love how all of the talking heads are building up the debate on Wednesday. As if Romney can overcome his unpopular policies and contempt for the middle class simply by delivering a series of partizan "zingers" against Presient Obama.

October 1, 2012 at 12:30 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

“. . . but I do deny them my essence . . .”

There’s been much speculation lately focused on these “zingers” the Mittbot 8.7’s reportedly been memorizing and practicing to unleash on the hapless Teleprompter “President” in the course of Wednesday night’s debate. Even a few suggestions floated:

“There you go again.”

“You, sir, are insufficiently aligned with the Likud Party and thus an anti-Semite and therefore, you’re a racist.”

“Solyndra. Ha ha ha ha! Get it? Solyndra?”

“Fast and Furious.”

“[Something about golf.]” Wingnutz™ absolutely obsess over the whole Obama-plays-golf thing.

“There you go again.”

“[Something something blahblah] Teleprompter.”

“There you go again.”

“[Something something blahblah] czars.”

Maybe some kind of sidesplitting birther joke.

Many of you can probably come up with a few such “zingers” yourselves. With any luck though, smoke will begin puffing from the Unit’s ears after the the first commercial break and it’ll just start gibbering some stream-of-consciousness spew in frequencies intelligible only to Nooshanz™ about Brett Kimberlin and Agenda 21’s UN conspiracy to enslave an unsuspecting sheeple through forced flouridation and bicycle paths. Now that’s entertainment!

My personal hope and favorite would be an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mash-up, something like “Hey, listen, Mr. ‘President,’ there you go again! Solyndra Golf Czar Brett Kimberlin’s birth certificate fast and furiously rode an Agenda 21 bike path to the anti-Semitic Teleprompter. Plus, jobs,” which would officially mark Drinking Game Apocalpypse and my death from alcohol poisoning.

We’re witnessing the endgame of the parallel rightwing universe’s epistemic closure. You can’t go on forever ignoring those ironclad rules, don’t get high on your own supply and don’t smoke what you’re dealing.

October 1, 2012 at 12:46 | Registered CommenterWinston

Or he could just press Obama until he turns into the stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure he proves himself to be time and time again... let's not get liberals' hopes up and rule that out as a first option so soon. Why resort to only a handful of the 1001 reasons not to vote for Obama? Why sell ourselves short?

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh...

October 1, 2012 at 13:50 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

I do love the Wingnutz's persistent fantasy of reducing the President to a stuttering puddle of stammering in the face of their GOP-RA Deb-8-ing Awesomeness. They came this close to actually nominating Newt (God should only love me so much!) just on the basis of his promises to do exactly that, but clearer heads prev-Aile-d. Like I said, quit gettin' high on your own supply.

October 1, 2012 at 14:51 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

That Obama is this great debater is based strictly within the ashrams Obama's eunuchs live in. Maybe they've seen some Harvard tapes of "President Incompetent" deftly debating other law students in Socrates method. I think that's highly improbable due to all of one or maybe two people outside of Michelle that can even remember this guy at Harvard. But start cooling your favorite beverages for the drinking game on Barry's use of 1). Billionaires & Millionaires which translates to those making over $250k a year 2). Greedy rich 3). Shovel ready 4). Clean Energy 5). White crackers and religious freaks. Oh' sorry, that last one is only said by Obama on the golf course and basketball courts.

October 1, 2012 at 15:14 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Many of you can probably come up with a few such “zingers” yourselves.

Lol, don't tempt me.

Mitt Romney: "I am guffawing uproariously that President Obama doesn't believe corporations are people!"

October 1, 2012 at 15:24 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

With the moderator Gwen Ifill there to protect “President Eye-Candy” we should be prepared for 89 minutes of birth control questions and one minute on whether popcorn is better with or without butter......

October 1, 2012 at 15:30 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

That Obama is this great debater is based strictly within the ashrams Obama's eunuchs live in.

You craxin’ me up as usual, Tom. I don’t think Obama is a particularly great debater, I just don’t think he’s an awful one who will collapse into a humiliated puddle the instant Newt or CP unleash their awesomeness on him, the scenario drooling Wingnutzes ™ apparently never tire of fantasizing.

Maybe they've seen some Harvard tapes of "President Incompetent" deftly debating other law students in Socrates method. I think that's highly improbable due to all of one or maybe two people outside of Michelle that can even remember this guy at Harvard.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Well, you’re getting your own mythology confused. The WingnutzBubble™ story is that he faked his undergraduate career at Columbia. The Wingnutz don’t question he went to Harvard Law (that’s graduate school for you and all the Millers out there) because they posted—Remember?—actual unedited video footage (MUST CREDIT ANDREW BREITBART!!) PROVING beyond a shadow of a doubt that in front of dozens of witnesses, students, faculty, and bystanders, he hugged a black guy. (A black Harvard professor, no less.)

You lunatics really need to keep your tinfoil hat stories straight. Such confusion could be embarrassing, if you actually still had functioning embarrassment glands.

'Z only a matter of time before these fruitcakes start questioning whether Obama has ever been photgraphed in the White House, as opposed to it all being an elaborate trick just like the faked moon landing.

October 1, 2012 at 15:46 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

This may or may not be a topic for the domestic/economy debates but maybe “President Eye-Candy” can offer an apology to the thousands of Mexicans killed and hurt or who knew people who had their lives destroyed over Obama’s cold killing incompetence in Fast & Furious. We now know thanks to Univision that 16 Mexican teenagers were gun downed by drug cartels with F&F guns.

Has that smug prick Holder ever apologized yet?

October 1, 2012 at 16:08 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Hilarious. This may be the first, last and only instance of a Wingnutz ever giving a flying f*** what happened to any Mexican teenager anywhere, ever.

October 1, 2012 at 16:29 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

I wonder how soon Dear Leader will give another disingenuous "the buck stops here" speech, this time about Fast and Furious. The reality is probably that a list is being prepared right now, showing prospective scapegoats who can be tossed under the bus.

October 1, 2012 at 20:09 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Winston;

I realize demwits have a long history of compassion for Hispanics. From giving them a 15 minute lunch break while they clean their toilets in to shipping little boys back to Cuba for proper indoctrination. It brings a tear to my eye.

October 2, 2012 at 06:50 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

After last nights debate, has "Fakeahontas" thrown in the towel yet?

October 2, 2012 at 06:55 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Another point that I hope Romney uses like Thor's hammer on Obama: Forget the unemployment figure derived from jobless claims. That's horrible enough, but the really telling stat is that today there are 4 million fewer people working than there were when Obama took office. Hmmm.... all those jobs that Obama claims he created seem to be missing somehow. Or he conveniently forgot to subtract the jobs lost on his watch from the new jobs that appeared during the last 4 years. I think that's charitably called lying with statistics.

October 2, 2012 at 08:20 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

After last nights debate, has "Fakeahontas" thrown in the towel?

Uh, no, Tom. Still up four, in fact. And that should get even wider after Beefcake Boy's disastrous "performance" last night. Shooting for the Wingnutz™ vote’s just not all that winning a strategy in Massachusetts. I thought she left a little blood and teeth on the floor.

October 2, 2012 at 09:15 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Lessee now... Obama's endorsers now include commie Hugo Chavez, the ever-scroungy Madonna, Jay-Z (a very stupid man who claims to like small government but says he will support Obama because he's black), the old non-interesting guy who peddles Mexican beer on TV, the wackadoodle Snoop Dogg (who says Obama deserves another 4 years because Bush had 8, whatever sort of rationale that is), the abortion pushers at Planned Parenthood, the public trough union thugs from the SEIU, Vlad the Impaler Putin in all his KGB splendor, and of course the Communist Party USA.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

October 2, 2012 at 09:46 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Romney still got the Stormfront vote locked up?

October 2, 2012 at 10:00 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Sorry Winston; when Honey Boo-Boo’s RCP average is only +1.8% with registered voters that means she's down 4%-5%. Don't we all remember Scott Walker only being ahead by 1% with "registered voters" and winning by 8%. Taking her cue from President Eye-Candy, why won’t Mrs. Shemp release her Harvard employment records?

October 2, 2012 at 10:02 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Reading up a little more on the MA debate it seems Fakeahontas doesn't even know enough about the Senate to name a Republican she can work with who will be in the Senate in 2013. Too bad; Dick Lugar is retiring. Also, per the Boston Herald, Fakeahontas still is unable to provide documents showing proof she is Cherokee. Fakeahontas claims it's "just who she is." Sorry, you’re another dumbass liberal waste of space in politics to f-up everyone's life per what you think is best. I have to believe the voters of MA won’t elect a person who steals others pain & sorrow in a heritage heist to get herself hired at Harvard.

October 2, 2012 at 10:22 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

More on Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder's radical past HERE.

But, of course, as soon as he cut his hair, he instantly renounced his radical politics. Heaven forbid the notion that he carried any of that into his public career. Noooooo.

October 2, 2012 at 10:25 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

At least Warren's willing to work with Republicans like, uh... Dick Lugar, who's leaving at the end of this term. Glad she's really put a lot of planning into the whole unifying thing and not just towing the party line like most people in Washington.
/sarcasm

October 2, 2012 at 11:01 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

You poor man. The sight of that 'fro must be giving you nightmares.

It's all right, Redneckbeard, the scary man won't hurt you.

October 2, 2012 at 11:01 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Dick Lugar. It is to laugh.

October 2, 2012 at 11:03 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

With Fakeahontas we have a perfect example again of how liberal f**k minorities to advance their careers or agendas. Indians were given special considerations based on the treatment of the U.S. government. No one can argue is it realistic in 2012 to still have those considerations but for now they are in place. Fakeahontas seeing an Indian grave stepping stone used the special consideration given to Indians as a way to improve her plight; even though one can accurately make the case she stole something that wasn't hers. Again; liberals f**k minorities to get what they want with no consideration for the actual minority.

October 2, 2012 at 11:33 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

A quote from the link in Redbeard's 10:25 comment.


The Daily Caller article is quoting Attorney General Holder: “I did not take a final exam until my junior year at Columbia — we were on strike every time finals seemed to roll around — but we ran out of issues by that third year.”

Were the annual protests done strictly to advocate for certain issues, or were they motivated by the desire to skip final exams? That had to be a negative influence on academic gains for the students.

I have mentioned many times the walkout of a minority group from my high school. I always felt the biggest loss from those walkouts were that the minority students did not have to take any finals or make up any coursework from the period of the walkout. Accepting the aid of the American Indian Movement got plenty of publicity, but shortchanged the participating students in their education. In my opinion, the walkout and protests at my school were in no way intentionally timed to avoid taking finals. With the quote above, I am not sure I can say the same for the protests Mr. Holder was involved in.

October 2, 2012 at 11:33 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

More damning news from the Fast and Furious scandal.

This administration has much explaining to do.

October 2, 2012 at 14:32 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I learned something very interesting last night.

Paul Ryan's wife is related to one of the world's most important people. Janna Ryan, who I believe was from Oklahoma originally, had (or has?) a grandmother who was first cousins to a Nobel Peace Prize awardee who has been credited with saving the lives of, by some estimates, a billion people.

The video linked is a YouTube video of Penn & Teller's BS program, and therefore has some NSFW language. It is 10 minutes of information about what Norman Borlaug did for humanity.

The following video explains where I learned this relative fact: See if you can pick Duff, man out of this news video.

October 2, 2012 at 16:24 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Between the blood smeared female parts that women are supposed to protect according to Barry and the "Life of Julia", it's a war on women in the President Eye-Candy administration.

October 2, 2012 at 19:39 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller
October 3, 2012 at 11:42 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

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