Thursday “51″ Open Comments

Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state? The governor hopes so. I find his statements on Hugo Chavez particularly ear-perking.

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69 Responses to “Thursday “51″ Open Comments”

  1. 1
    texanadian says:

    Only a few more to go and Obama can say, “See there are 57 states, with two more to visit – annex.
    Wake up y’all, we’re burning daylight.
    almost

  2. 2
    gtotracker says:

    good grief. I got it wrong yesterday. Shampoo is more like the little aggravating ‘weee’ pig than the porcine goombah wanna be look alike. Tedtam, I hope you reconsider your vote as well.

  3. 3
    OletimerLin says:

    G’Morning All

    Muslim caught being intimate with pig

    WASHINGTON | Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:51pm EST

    (Reuters)

    A Muslim was caught engaging in acts of intimacy with a pig in public in mid town Washington today. At this time it is unclear if he is mentally competent to realize his actions. Charges are being delayed pending a mental health evaluation.

    Link here

  4. 4
    mharper42 says:

    Oletimer, you rascal! I bit. You bad.

  5. 5
    OletimerLin says:

    meh

  6. 6
    GJT says:

    #2

    Close call. Lets just call it 1a and 1b.

  7. 7
    Sarge says:

    Dang.

    Andrew Brietbart dead at 43.

    Natural causes.

  8. 8
    mharper42 says:

    OMG, Drudge is announcing death of Andrew Breitbart. What a huge loss.

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    OletimerLin says:

    WASHINGTON | Thurs Mar 1, 2012 8:18pm EST

    (Reuters)

    Obama breaks wind during open mike press conference

    Link

  11. 11
    Texpat says:

    Andrew Breitbart dies of natural causes at the age of 43.

    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/lsolov/2012/03/01/draft/

  12. 12
    OletimerLin says:

    #7, 8, 9

    Dang shame, Andrew was a one man army on correcting lies, misquotes et al. RIP Andrew, you will sorely be missed.

  13. 13
    texanadian says:

    I never knew the man and was about to post the link when I refreshed and saw that it was already posted. It is strange but I feel like I have lost someone close to me.

    That rarely happens.
    R.I.P.

  14. 14
    Tedtam says:

    I’m just getting up, since I worked late last night. I just heard the news. What a man! Like you, Tex, I feel like I lost someone close. I have come to depend on him to hear the news that no other news outlet would touch. He was a colossal tool for the truth.

    He said he had videos of Obama that he was going to release for the upcoming election season. Will we see them now? Who will take up his mantle against the left-wing MSM?

  15. 15
    Adee says:

    RIP Andrew. Condolences to your family and friends. :(

  16. 16
    texanadian says:

    This is a great headline discussing Obama’s mandated contraception

    “So, in effect, the free-condom program is a transfer of wealth from people who are not having sex to people who are. Shouldn’t it work the other way?”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/292248/naughty-nanny-state-fred-schwarz

  17. 17
    texanadian says:

    Having a hard time finding a decongestant? Miss your sudafed? Here’s a handy article.

    http://heterodoxy.cc/meowdocs/pseudo/pseudosynth.pdf

  18. 18
    Katfish says:

    #11 – WOW

    I’d be lying if I tried to deny the first 2 words that popped into my head: “Vince Foster”

    But since I have not yet been fitted for a nice tin foil hat …………….I let that thought pass by……………

  19. 19
    Texpat says:

    RE: Infanticide paper linked by Hamous yesterday

    It appears comments are not allowed for the paper published although the editor says they received over 250 emails about it. However, the editor who oversaw the publishing of the submission has posted in an open forum blog there asking whether readers believe they should have printed it in the first place.

    I am the first to vote so right now it is 100% to 0% against.

    The voting box is at the bottom of this page.

  20. 20
    mharper42 says:

    #19 TP

    It’s 50/50 already.

  21. 21
    wagonburner says:

    #19 texpat
    I actually don’t have a problem with it being published. I have great problem with the thoughts being expressed, but that’s what free will and all that are about.

    That said, articles like that likely help pro-life causes more than the pro-abortion causes because they put into very stark terms exactly what is being considered, rather than the softened euphemistic terms that the pro-abortion people normally use so as not to offend.

  22. 22
    Tedtam says:

    A Breitbart thread is open.

  23. 23
    squawkbox says:

    I’d be lying if I tried to deny the first 2 words that popped into my head: “Vince Foster”

    Oh go for it. This is the
    Thursday “51″ Open Comments

    But since I have not yet been fitted for a nice tin foil hat …………….I let that thought pass by……………

    You can do it yourself don’t ya know. ;)

    /Shame about losing Breitbart, but please y’all don’t go all Alex Jones on Hammie’s couch.

  24. 24
    Texpat says:

    #21 WB

    People can publish whatever they want. I reject emphatically it is appropriate for a publication calling itself the Journal of Medical Ethics to approve a paper like this. The editor defends their action in this blog posting with the following nonsense:

    Many people will and have disagreed with these arguments. However, the goal of the Journal of Medical Ethics is not to present the Truth or promote some one moral view. It is to present well reasoned argument based on widely accepted premises. The authors provocatively argue that there is no moral difference between a fetus and a newborn. Their capacities are relevantly similar. If abortion is permissible, infanticide should be permissible. The authors proceed logically from premises which many people accept to a conclusion that many of those people would reject.

    Of course, many people will argue that on this basis abortion should be recriminalised. Those arguments can be well made and the Journal would publish a paper than made such a case coherently, originally and with application to issues of public or medical concern. The Journal does not specifically support substantive moral views, ideologies, theories, dogmas or moral outlooks, over others. It supports sound rational argument. Moreover, it supports freedom of ethical expression. The Journal welcomes reasoned coherent responses to After-Birth Abortion. Or indeed on any topic relevant to medical ethics.

    This is patent bulls**t ladled up as haute cuisine. They create a journal ostensibly devoted to “Medical Ethics” and then proceed to deconstruct thousands of years of Western Civilization’s foundation for respect of human life. This is a post-modern scam designed not to further understanding of the truths of human life and medicine, but to continue the project of disassembling our culture and it moral underpinnings by redefining it out of existence or ignoring it altogether. If the BMJ Group wants to publish a paper like this one, they should create a new venue, such as Restoring Eugenics, Journal of Human Euthanasia or The Mengele Project. For these people to pretend they are engaged in ethics is a cruel and deceitful fraud.

  25. 25
    Bonecrusher says:

    “Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,” the note on his website read.

    The quote came from this story. We do not yet have the official cause of death, however, I do not think there is anything natural (perhaps normal is a better word) about somebody in relatively good health collapsing at the tender young age of 43. I hope a thorough autopsy is performed and the genuine COD is revealed.

  26. 26
    Katfish says:

    #23 – HA!!! Even Squawkster-Tooter knows from where I thought (albeit only momentarily)

    :)

  27. 27
    wagonburner says:

    Those of you who think that things are getting more expensive more quickly than the “official” ~3% rate just might be correct.

  28. 28
    TexMo says:

    The interactive exhibit, Habit Heroes, featured animated fitness superheroes Will Power and Callie Stenics and super-sized villains Snacker and Lead Bottom, who eat junk food and watch too much television. Critics said the exhibit reinforces stereotypes that obese children are lazy and have poor eating habits.

    [emphasis mine]

    I guess I stereotype people too readily.

  29. 29
    Katfish says:

    It ISSSSSSSSSSSS Friday aint it? NO? (well it’s MINE! YeeeeeeeeeeeeHAW)

    This Gal is SO musically SOLID she sure does NOT need a metronome (remarkable when you see how many clips are in different locations on different keyboards)

    “That’s How It Goes” by Marcia Ball

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  31. 31
    Bonecrusher says:

    #30 Shannon: Dya think some of the ‘stablishment types might should oughta go have a visit with ole lamar? Why can’t these wissin busybodies just leave the innanet alone? I expect this kind of crapola from the lefties and Ds but not the Rs, somebody needs to slap a knot on his head.

  32. 32
    squawkbox says:

    I expect this kind of crapola from the lefties and Ds but not the Rs,

    Bo-nez just out of curiosity do you read anything of the oldspapers? Have you not noticed how many times over the past year alone Boehner has joined in three part harmony with the left? Have you not noticed that their are but a handful of “conservative’ R’s in the congress? Have you really not noticed that the “R”s corporately speaking lean more to port than starboard in most of the legislation even when they hold the majority? Do i need to go on?

    DUDE?

    There is not one RINO in Washington because the “R”s are Republicans and they do
    j__u__s__t enough to get the conservative vote in November and then return to bidness as usual wishing that people like me would join Breitbart in an early demise.

    Nope bud, I know RINOs when I see one cause I look at one every time I brush my teeth. I am a RINO cause people like to hang labels on others people for some reason. I am a Republican in name only cause who else am I gonna vote for when I am not skipping the box?

  33. 33
    Shannon says:

    31
    There is wide bipartisan opposition to Smith’s repeated attempts to get similar legislation passed. He has drawn opponents from both parties in the next election cycle. His number may be up, either way.

  34. 34
    Bonecrusher says:

    I just heard on am740 that the Beren School basketball team has had their game rescheduled so they can both honor The Sabbath and play in the tournament. It seems that those in charge decided to make reasonable accommodation afterall.

  35. 35
    Bonecrusher says:

    Sean Hannity also advises that Andrew Breitbart had serious heart trouble. I guess I can put away my tinfoil hat. . . . . .for the time being.

  36. 36
    Sarge says:

    Even the Mythbusters are doing it.

  37. 37
    Tedtam says:

    It’s official – a law enforcement agency has declared TBO’s birth certificate and his Selective Service Card (postal regulations apply) to be forgeries. The media’s getting its collective panty in a wad.

  38. 38
    Shannon says:

    Re: Birther redux
    Too bad Sheriff Arpaio has chosen to hang out with Corsi and WND.
    This thing is going nowhere.

  39. 39
    Bonecrusher says:

    Mayor Porker’s idea of putting Public Intoxication (PI) perps in a “sobering center” instead of the city/county jail seems to be a better use of resources to me. This only applies to those who are solely charged with PI, if there are other offenses the sobering center is not available to them. Keeping the drunks away from the more violent criminals prevents secondary problems. This is the first thing I can recall on which I actually agree with Mayor Porker.

  40. 40
    wagonburner says:

    If we legalized it, it wouldn’t be a problem.

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  42. 42
    Simple Simon says:

    32 Mr SeaGull,

    Well said!!

    Simple

  43. 43
    squawkbox says:

    Forget gradual solar warming killing the world. The sun is going to get urinated off and fry us in one svelte move. Just something else to worry about. (NOT) Beside according to the Mayan calender we are gonna die this year.

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  45. 45
    Super Dave says:

    Checked in Drudge about noon and saw that Andrew Breitbart had died @ 43, what a shame; he was truly a ground breaking seeker of the truth, more so than Drudge. For years he contributed a lot to the Drudge Report, R.I.P :sad:

  46. 46
    Super Dave says:

    O.K. so for all you folks with the “Tin Foil Hats”,…..a Twofer?? Bomb Squad Races to Rush Limbaugh’s Home Over Suspicious Package

  47. 47
    mharper42 says:

    #36 Sarge
    You’re In with the IN crowd now!

  48. 48
    shamaal says:

    #37 tt

    It’s official – a law enforcement agency has declared TBO’s birth certificate and his Selective Service Card (postal regulations apply) to be forgeries.

    Got a link? ;)

  49. 49
    shamaal says:

    Perhaps not as important as Breitbart bringing grossly edited videos to the worms

    Dr. Tina Strobos, a fearless woman who hid more than 100 Jews in a gabled attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam just a few blocks from the hideout where Anne Frank was captured, died on Monday at her home in Rye, N.Y. She was 91. The cause was cancer, said her son Jur Strobos.

    Another one of the quiet many who stood up when it counted.

  50. 50
    shamaal says:

    #17 texanadian

    ROFLMAO!

    We expect that the simultaneous trends of restricting pseudoephedrine sales while N-methylamphetamine becomes less expensive and of higher purity will make the methods presented here increasingly attractive.

  51. 51
    Tedtam says:

    I was commenting on Sheriff Arpaio’s press conference on his investigation into the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate and his Selective Service card. I hadn’t heard about the SS card forgery.

    They also have multiple affidavits from people regarding TBO’s “foreign status”.

    And they said that, in a very unusual circumstance, the flight records for flights into Hawaii for the first week or so of August 1961 have disappeared. They requested ten years of flight data from INS, and of all those years, those are the only dates for which there is no data. That’s darn scary.

    They can pin down the computer on which the forged birth certificate was stored 20 minutes before it was uploaded. They also have a “person of interest” regarding the forged document.

    They didn’t name names, and the sheriff is trying to decide what to do with the information next. I’m sure Holder would LOVE to be in charge of this “investigation”.

    I found a link here. The press conference replay will be available tomorrow.

  52. 52
    Tedtam says:

    That whole “edited video” crap has got to go. He was pointing out the racism of the audience, not the speaker. And on top of that, he…oh forget it. It wouldn’t matter.

    Just plan on news shows going on for boring ever, since they shouldn’t edit videos either.

  53. 53
    shamaal says:

    Thank you Ms Tam.

  54. 54
    squawkbox says:

    Inside joke time

    Sham
    #48
    Oh no you didn’t

    Got a link? ;)

    Yup you did. :)

  55. 55
    shamaal says:

    #54 Just our little secret, OK? ;)

  56. 56
    Texpat says:

    #49 shamaal

    Perhaps not as important as Breitbart bringing grossly edited videos to the worms

    Uh, no.

    Don’t peddle that that tripe here because I will drag out all the truth, the ugly truth about Shirley Sherrod and her husband, the NAACP, Senator Obama, Dan Glickman and the spectacularly corrupt Pigford case in the cynical, criminal shakedown of the American people for over a billion dollars.

  57. 57
    shamaal says:

    Maryland has become the latest state to see state licensed marriage as a contractual agreement and not a religious issue.

  58. 58
    shamaal says:

    #56 texpat

    Drag it out all you want. The Sherrod and O’Keefe tapes are available in their released versions and the originals. Even the courts couldn’t discern who said what.

  59. 59
    Tedtam says:

    Shamaal, the man’s body is not even cold yet. Please, for my sake if for no other reason, at least pretend to have a modicum of respect. You have the rest of your life to make your pissant little arguments. Be a human being today, please.

  60. 60
    Texpat says:

    Breitbart released the Sherrod tape as he originally received it. He didn’t have the complete original and it was only when Fox obtained the full tape that it was available.

    But Breitbart’s essential goal was accomplished by forcing the impotent, acquiescent American press to finally start reporting on the Pigford case and all the sordid details it involved. It never has been given the scrutiny it merits except in conservative new media, but at least some light was cast on it.

    Breitbart – 1
    MSM – 0

  61. 61
    wagonburner says:

    His schtick is trotting out broke-down tired-assed worn out memes he gets from some dark corner of the basement of the internet.

    Originality isn’t his strong suit.

  62. 62
    GJT says:

    Bless his heart, he was the one unloved chilren.

  63. 63
    texanadian says:

    As I idle away many minutes of my day on this site, because greater minds than mine say what I would like to say much clearer than I could – hence my lack of comments, along comes sham-wow and reminds me why I keep tied to this site. Intelligent, well thought out points of views and opinions that people are willing to be put to public scutiny. Then the shammy shows up with the most juvinile (sp) comments that sound like they came out of a 14 year old’s mind and I shake my head and think, ” thank God I’m not a liberal.”

    Thank y’all for what you contribute.

  64. 64
    shamaal says:

    Oh for Pete’s sake, I bear the man no ill will.
    I’ve seen disrespect on this site, and my comment pales in comparison.
    He procured the edited tapes for the purpose of mischief and nothing else. No ” essential goal was accomplished by forcing the impotent, acquiescent American press to finally start reporting on the Pigford case” no exposing the “racism of the audience”. But let’s let him speak:

    Breitbart said he thought it was “somewhat newsworthy but really didn’t pursue” it until the NAACP came out with its resolution against Tea Party racism. Breitbart explained, “When I saw that the NAACP last week was going to reassert the falsehood… that the n-word was hurled by Tea Party people as part of the resolution to condemn the Tea Party, I thought this is outrageous… so I told Ben Jealous of the NAACP, you want to divide this country on race. You want to keep negatively branding the Tea Party, constantly asking are they racist? …

    It is a technique of propaganda

    …When the NAACP thing happened… I called (the man with the Sherrod video) and he sent me two excerpts of the video… The whole point was to show that for the NAACP to spend five days on national TV to say that the Tea party is racist without any evidence.. for them to talk about racism, they should not be throwing stones in glass houses.”

    Mischief for the NAACP and nothing else. Let him lay fallow for a day before beginning the rites of beatification.

  65. 65
    shamaal says:

    Shoot, is it lay fallow or lie fallow? I can never remember.

  66. 66
    GJT says:

    Well, if you don’t have a dog in the hunt, or if you’re the hunted, I suppose you wouldn’t see the point. Or there there can be mischief of another kind going on.

  67. 67
    Tedtam says:

    Sham, you’re being a pig. Go to bed. Obviously my request fell on deaf ears, either by choice or by ignorance. I don’t know which is worse.

    Good night.

  68. 68
    squawkbox says:

    hey I posted from my iPad. Did I mention I luv my iMac?
    Night all. I gots to sleep. Tomorrow is a brand new day.

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