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Monday Big Bang Cross Heroes Open Comments

Those of you who are fans of The Big Bang Theory (as am I) know that the guys are serious comic book fans and love to find an excuse to go to a halloween party dressed as one of the characters therein. I don’t recall seeing them in these particular costumes however.

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121 Responses to “Monday Big Bang Cross Heroes Open Comments”

  1. gtotracker says:

    You left one out.

  2. mharper42 says:

    Second! Up early and off to the office today. Check y’all later.

  3. Sarge says:

    I only met Andrew three or four times.

    The last time we communicated, it was through Twitter. I publicly wished him a Happy Birthday. In subsequent DMs, I joked about him “dragging another Hollywood guy out of the closet.” Misunderstanding me, his reply was one of concern for my professional welfare. I assured him that I was just kidding and signed off.

    When he died, my first thought was, “Oh my God. What’re we gonna do now?”

    We are in the middle of a War of Ideas. At stake is nothing less than the principles of inalienable rights and freedom upon which the United States was founded.

    And Andrew Breitbart is dead.

    Since the Wilson Administration, the Socialist Left has sustained a slow, inexorable push toward a Big Government, by the Government, for the Government, by transforming a once-free people into whining, needy nation of suckling dependents.

    And Andrew Breitbart is dead.

    Corrupt European and Canadian socialism is touted as a shining exemplar. Hustlers, gold-brickers, union thugs and corporate moochers have hijacked the system. Half of us pay no tax at all. The other half pays more onerous rates than those levied by Medieval Lords on their serfs.

    And Andrew Breitbart is dead.

    A seated President is openly demonizing our best and brightest, stoking the embers of class-envy, courting mob violence and racial animus, ruling by caveat, bypassing Congress, brazenly defying court orders, and publicly expressing admiration for the “efficiency” of totalitarianism.

    And Andrew Breitbart is dead.

    Such were my thoughts last night as I was having a quiet drink at the Huntington Langham Hotel. I saw the hashtag thread #IAmAndrewBreitbart and drew some cheer from it. I mentally debated whether to add to the thread and thought, “Ahh, to hell with it. One tweet. Nobody’ll even notice.”

    Besides, I had no choice. The tag was a play on the signature line from Spartacus, and I was a writer-producer on the first season of Sparatcus: Blood and Sand. It seemed preordained.

    And thusly I tweeped:

    “I wrote Spartacus, and #IAmAndrewBreitbart”

  4. Tedtam says:

    And you guys complained about the cat thread. /slaps all around

    #3 Sarge

    I so agree with the sentiments.

    Have you checked out the new sites? “The Love Song of Saul Alinsky”? His crew is carrying on with the vetting of Obama that never happened. It will be interesting to see how long the left can ignore the stories. Or how long it will take for the attacks on the messengers to begin. I pray that the Lord gives those people strength.

    And Andrew Breitbart is dead.
    Breitbart is here.

  5. OletimerLin says:

    G’Morning All

    1 gtotracker says:
    March 5, 2012 at 4:18 am

    You left the best one out

  6. OletimerLin says:

    I think we’d be a lot better off if we were still using these

  7. OletimerLin says:

    8 Hamous says:
    March 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Part I of The Vetting…

    See my #7

  8. wagonburner says:

    And you guys complained about the cat thread. /slaps all around

    What?!?

    Shannon started it.

  9. Hamous says:

    I always feel a little uneasy by the deification of public figures.

  10. Tedtam says:

    Or check out my #4.

    Or my post from sometime last night.

    Slow to the game, but I still lubs ya.

  11. squawkbox says:

    Slow to the game, but I still lubs ya.

    Hamous as the proprietor, facilitator, not so benevolent dictator, front pager, moderator and least of all owner of this blog has not yet learned to go back at least 4 days and read/re-read all the comments to insure that he is not embarrassed by posting ancient news as new. ;)

  12. OletimerLin says:

    #12 Hammie

    If we were still a Republic, the biggest issue for us would having enough accountants to count the energy income.

  13. Tedtam says:

    I’m surprised I’m not sore today. From Saturday afternoon and yesterday evening, I moved about 25 loads of dirt. With my cart, I estimate each load is approximately 2 to 2½ sq ft of dirt. After I dump ‘em, I have to go back with a rake and level the dirt out. I moved about 20 loads Saturday afternoon, and I think 5-7 loads last night. I stopped last night so I could begin moving the old brush pile from the back yard to the front ditch, where the heavy trash people should pick it up this week. I moved about half the brush pile (which was started after Ike knocked down some large limbs, and has gradually accumulated since). Some of the heavier limbs and trunk pieces are half rotted, so they were finally light enough for me to pick up and carry. I really should have worn safety glasses, as some of the limbs were popping loose as I bent them back to break them into smaller pieces. It was getting dark and the chicken was almost done, so I had to stop.

    Hubby and Handsome were inside, watching TV. Hubby popped out occasionally, beer in hand, to turn the chicken and wave at me.

    Next up – I’m buying my own wissin’ lawn mower. Handsome was supposed to mow the lawn yesterday, borrowing MIL’s lawn mower (since ours is at Hubby’s shop, “getting fixed”). But since there was basketball on the TV, he “didn’t have time”.

    I realize that “if it’s to be, it’s up to me”. I love my men, but they are wissin’ useless sometimes. And no, I don’t fetch beer for anybody. Or sammiches.

    And don’t give me a hard time. I have a shovel, and I know how to use it.

  14. squawkbox says:

    And I know better than to repost comments form the night before, but then I am not the proprietor, facilitator, not so benevolent dictator, front pager, moderator and least of all owner of this (or any other) blog.

    Like I said last night…. It has been a bad week for conservative heroes. Well well Herman ya better hunker down. A goldfish, a child and the stimulus, let the outrage begin.

  15. Tedtam says:

    #19 Squawk

    I saw your link last night. I have conflicting emotions. It’s a powerful ad, but I can see people focusing on the poor goldfish and the little girl instead of the message.

  16. Hamous says:

    Well…..#4 and #7 did not have a link to “The Vetting”, which is why I posted one. And I might add that Breitbart is late to the game. I posted on the Obama-Alinsky connection on LST back in 2008. It’s not news. It’s just that the typical Obama supporter doesn’t care that he’s a Marxist.

  17. squawkbox says:

    Hey Hammie
    I got TonidoPlug2 ordered. Kinduh late to ask, but are you still liking yours?

  18. Tedtam says:

    #21 Hammy

    Breitbart had been pointing out the link for years. Supposedly, the sites are going to be posting “previously unviewed” items, as well as keeping that link active and in the open for the campaign season.

    I don’t care who brought it up first. Just bring it up and keep it active until the MSM is forced to at least acknowledge it.

  19. squawkbox says:

    Tedtam

    Like I said to Shamaal I kinda take all this in stride as business as usual. It has gotten hard for me to get upset or excited about anything either side does. Shock values have completely worn off. The left is preaching to their choir and the right is preaching to theirs and both sides are getting carpal finger syndrome pointing at the other guy.

  20. Hamous says:

    #22 Yup. I use mine mainly for streaming music to various devices around the house. I may get one of the new ones since it has built-in wireless.

  21. Hamous says:

    …until the MSM is forced to at least acknowledge it.

    Like I said, they don’t care.

  22. wagonburner says:

    I use mine mainly for streaming music to various devices around the house

    Like what? Your toaster?

  23. squawkbox says:

    Hammie

    Better order PDQ. They sold out of 1 pretty quick and i had to wait till now to get one. Here is a $5.00 rebate that you (or anyone else) can get.

    http://curebit.com/x/706qm

    Guess I shoulda emailed that to you so it did not look like I am spamming the forum. But hey I am here now. ;)

  24. Hamous says:

    Shock values have completely worn off.

    Hewitt has an article on that this morning.

    This admonition should inform the limits for a Christian pundit, and perhaps we can see in the fading of the nation’s historical attachment to the Judeo-Christian understanding of the rules that ought to govern the public square the lowering of the walls against unrestrained commentary.

    Pardon the cliche, but it is hard to be shocked by anything when nothing is sacred.

    If the country abandons the right of religious people to keep their own creeds, it can hardly complain when no creed at all exists to restrain conduct or prompt apologies when they are indeed deserved.

    /Preemptive mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa if I have offended anyone who has already posted a link to this article by callously not reading each and every link to ensure no duplication is committed without acknowledgement.

  25. squawkbox says:

    Pardon the cliche, but it is hard to be shocked by anything when nothing is sacred.

    That pretty much sums it up for this gentle gentile.

    /Preemptive mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa if I have offended anyone who has already posted a link to this article.

    Just remember this in the confessional. :)

  26. squawkbox says:

    I am not sure I want to see an ultimate winner in the war for political control of this country.

  27. Sarge says:

    Have you checked out the new sites? “The Love Song of Saul Alinsky”? His crew is carrying on with the vetting of Obama that never happened. It will be interesting to see how long the left can ignore the stories. Or how long it will take for the attacks on the messengers to begin. I pray that the Lord gives those people strength.

    And Andrew Breitbart is dead.
    Breitbart is here.

    You beat me to it. Had I not had to rush to work, the tee shirt would have been my next post.

    Check here for other ideas.

    11 Hamous says:
    March 5, 2012 at 8:48 am
    I always feel a little uneasy by the deification of public figures.

    Nobody is deifiying anyone.

    I carry a pad of Post It notes in my truck. Whenever I stop for gas, I write “When Obama took office, gas was $1.79 a gallon.” and I stick it on the pump next to the total price window.

    I’ve printed a bunch of these on sticky back paper and put them in public places.

    I’ll be doing the same with this..

    I’m taking a page out of Alinsky’s own dam book. If everyone who reads this does the saem thing, or the same kind of thing, and convinces others to do it, we can win.

    The people who spread Che’s image are not deifying Che. The are making it cool to be a Socialist.

    Make fun of the effort if you want to.

    [too many links - wb]

  28. Sarge says:

    Post in the bucket

  29. squawkbox says:

    Post in the bucket

    I am betting more than 3 links in the comment.

    UPDATE: Yup

  30. Tedtam says:

    How do you print those on sticky back paper? Are you talking labels?

  31. Sarge says:

    I go to Office Depot or WalMart and buy the sticky back paper you can run through a printer. I put 4 per page.

  32. squawkbox says:

    Sarge

    Nobody is deifiying anyone.

    Are you kidding me? There has been so much weeping and wailing , gnashing of teeth with the passing of Breitbart bemoaning how we need him at this time and on and on and on? You want me to take up precious blog space copy/pasting examples? It happens all the time. Breibart is not the only gonzo journalist out there, before johnson fell from grace I cannot count the times I read comments like “those geniuses at LGF” etc. And then the down right hatred exhibited from the right when Johnson went back to his roots.

    Deification happens all the time.

    Divinization
    Divinization or deification is the “making divine”, the “deification” of an earthly entity, individual, group, or activity.
    In Christian theology, divinization (or deification, or making divine, or theosis), the transforming effect of divine grace.

    /Might I point out your bromance with “Ace”? i have drawn you ire on several occasions when I dared to give him down the road treatment. In your eyeball Ace can do no wrong.

  33. Sarge says:

    de·i·fy (d-f, d-)
    tr.v. dei·fied, dei·fy·ing, dei·fies
    1. To make a god of; raise to the condition of a god.
    2. To worship or revere as a god: deify a leader.
    3. To idealize; exalt: deifying success.

    Nobody is deifying anyone

    /Might I point out your bromance with “Ace”? i have drawn you ire on several occasions when I dared to give him down the road treatment. In your eyeball Ace can do no wrong.

    I have no memory of that.

    I’m a fan of Ace. His is a wit without compare and he is a wordsmith of the first order.

    We need more like him.

  34. wagonburner says:

    You chickens can all come out from under your beds now. The sky is not going to fall.

  35. squawkbox says:

    Sarge

    3. To idealize; exalt: deifying success.

    By the very definition you posted you have shot yourself in the foot (again). There are more than enough examples available of breitbart’s deification by the masses.

    I have no memory of that.

    Wish I had an archived LST to refresh your memory with. So i will move along from that argument.

  36. Hamous says:

    How on earth do you come up with:

    Make fun of the effort if you want to.

    after reading this comment?

    I always feel a little uneasy by the deification of public figures.

    Seriously, you need help. You’re exhibiting symptoms of a paranoid delusional.

  37. squawkbox says:

    (H) How on earth do you come up with:

    (S) Make fun of the effort if you want to.

    (H )after reading this comment?

    (S) I always feel a little uneasy by the deification of public figures.

    (H) Seriously, you need help. You’re exhibiting symptoms of a paranoid delusional.

    Muhwahahahahahahahaha
    This is too easy.
    /moving along

  38. Sarge says:

    Not gonna play today guys.

  39. Hamous says:

    There are more than enough examples available of breitbart’s deification by the masses.

    Like putting up little stickers with his image everywhere?

    I’ve been reading Breitbart since he’s been on the scene. He had a strong message and, as conservatives, there are lessons we should all learn from him. Hopefully his work will continue as other people take up his torch. But he was still just a flesh-and-blood man. Mourn his passing. Listen to his message. But leave the graven image for Barry and his worshipers.

  40. squawkbox says:

    Not gonna play today guys.

    Thankyou for your input.

  41. Bonecrusher says:

    #41 CHe Pyro: from the comments of your linkie:

    Also, won’t the 2013 near pass significantly alter the orbit, due to Earth’s gravity? Wouldn’t that make later predictions invalid?

    He had the 0 and 1 transposed so I fixed it for clarity. I like the way the guy doesn’t stop at step one; OK so the rock misses the earf this time . . . . next time, with an altered orbit due to the close pass is a whole new question and no one has the answer at this time. Just so you know, I do not spend any time under my bed worrying about it.

  42. Hamous says:

    re: #48

    I had forgotten about that Fleetwood Mac album. It’s actually pretty good. Some nice pedal steel work from Sneaky Pete Kleinow on this George Harrison-esque song.

  43. Tedtam says:

    I don’t deify Breitbart. I didn’t deify Johnson (I never knew him or “his roots” before I stumbled across him during his conservative phase).

    I admire people with the bravery to stand up their enemies and argue the truth to their faces. It takes a rare kind of person to do that. I don’t have the kind of strength or fire to be like Breitbart. But I can certainly appreciate him.

    His passing does leave a gaping hole. He was huge in the promotion of the conservative message and in taking on the liberal media. Yep, there will be others – hopefully – that can take up his fight. But he was a figurehead, a willing one, with whom we could relate.

    The lefties hate him. They did whatever they could to bring him down, and failed repeatedly. That alone draws my admiration for the man. He was cunning in his handling of the leftists. Seeing his image and a reminder that his efforts will continue on will surely keep their teeth gnashing. For a while.

    So pardon me if I express admiration for the man and his efforts. He is no god, but he was truly a man, with a full set of cajones and a sturdy spinal column. Admiration and appreciation are not deification.

  44. Tedtam says:

    The Drudge Report headinline: “Barack to Bibi: I’ve Got Your Back”.

    I think that’s a typo. It should read: “Barack to Bibi: I’ve Got (A Knife for) Your Back”

  45. Tedtam says:

    #55 Sarge
    Thanks for the link. I actually use Carbonite, and now that I know they support MoveOn.org, I’m going to see if I can get my recently-renewed contract money back and switch to another backup service.

  46. Tedtam says:

    I actually use LogMeIn all the time. I love it.

  47. Sarge says:

    The lefties hate him. They did whatever they could to bring him down, and failed repeatedly. That alone draws my admiration for the man. He was cunning in his handling of the leftists. Seeing his image and a reminder that his efforts will continue on will surely keep their teeth gnashing. For a while.

    I agree—that’s the reason why we should plaster his image all over the place. That’s why they put Che on Tee Shirts and purses.

    I think putting a whole bunch of them all over the campus at U of H would be a good start.

    Mail boxes, store windows, and stop signs within a mile of KPFT would be good, too. Facebook is a great place for it. I see Felicia Cravens is already doing it.

  48. Robert M says:

    In case you haven’t got the answer to your question about when those nerds in the Big Bang Theory wore those costumes, it was when they lost a bowling match against the comic book store and Will Wheaton. Part of the reason they lost was because Penny quit the team after her fight with Leonard.

  49. texanadian says:

    Another 2nd ammendment victory.

    In an opinion filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg says a requirement that residents show a “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun infringes their Second Amendment right to bear arms. He says it isn’t sufficiently tailored to the state’s public safety interests.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/05/federal-judge-rules-maryland-gun-permit-law-unconstitutional/#ixzz1oGpK74ya

  50. Bonecrusher says:

    A meeting between Netanyahu and our president “0″ yielded this:
    “0″: Our relationship with Israel in “rock solid”, we need to give more time for negotiations with Iran to bear fruit. . . .
    Netanyahu: Israel reserves the right to defend itself and take military action when necessary. . . .

    My question is: Exactly what positive progress have negotiations yielded with Iran or any other terrorist state to date? Can anyone name even one? As I have said before, negotiations require two honest parties and that has been proven repeatedly not to exist with respect to Iran.

  51. squawkbox says:

    I may have to rethink my love for Daisy Dukes

    /It is shows like Family guy that can ruin a good thing. ;)

  52. texanadian says:

    here’s something I hadn’t heard of:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tidal_Wave

  53. texanadian says:

    #62: Why the west and Israel waste their breath with these thugs is beyond my comprehension. They only understand one thing and that is stength – which they don’t believe Obama has.

    As Golda said,”We will only have peace when they love their children more than they hate the Jews.”

  54. Bonecrusher says:

    #65: I think that they know negotiations will yield negative results, ie: Iran will have the time to get a nukular bomb/bombs and they will use those bombs in Israel at their earliest opportunity, they could even sacrifice a ship bringing “humanitarian aid” to the palestenians and dock in Tel Aviv, detonate there and wipe out Tel Aviv. That would be a bargain of a price in the eyes of the Iranians,; 1 ship to take out Tel Aviv. . . . ./ just saying.

  55. texanadian says:

    With the size of Israel they wouldn’t have to have a direct hit with a missile to cause a lot of damage and the propaganda prize would be, in their eyes, worth it.

  56. Bonecrusher says:

    With a ship or a truck or an airplane, they don’t need a missile at all. There are prolly thousands who would wait in line to deliver and detonate such a device in Israel.

  57. texanadian says:

    Who wants to take your guns away? These folks do.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/01/the-big-list-of-who-hates-guns/

    Interesting the American Civil Liberties Union wants to restrict our civil liberties but the American Firearms Association?

  58. texanadian says:

    #68: a missile has more panache being high tech, I mean really, anyone can get a boat or an airplane.

  59. Hamous says:

    I don’t deify Breitbart ……. So pardon me if I express admiration for the man and his efforts.

    I don’t think I singled anyone out. You’ve been a supporter of Breitbart for a long time. I was referring to those that have all of a sudden jumped on the sainthood bandwagon for no other reason than that he’s dead, and they are in desperate need of a new hero. Having dead heroes is a safe bet. They can’t disappoint you.

  60. Sarge says:

    I’ve been on the Briebart bandwagon as long as anybody. A few weeks ago I belei ve we had a discussion about Gleen Beck where I said that Beck wished he was Brietbart.

  61. Hamous says:

    I wasn’t even talking about you when I made a simple statement of opinion. But since you insist on nailing yourself to the cross with my every utterance, I checked. You’ve mentioned Breitbart about a half dozen times since the demise of LST and up to his death, and most of those were links from Ace.

  62. Tedtam says:

    I get to go to a “keep your hands off the kids” refresher course at church tonight. It’s being taught by a man I have very negative feelings for. He’s on my personal betterment list, trying to learn how to deal with my feelings about him in a more positive way. I shall do my utmost to focus on the information, and I shall try my best to keep my words soft and sweet – for tomorrow I may have to eat them.

  63. Sarge says:

    Your point?

  64. Tedtam says:

    Oooh, look! An asteroid! /points up at the sky

  65. Tedtam says:

    Gotta go cook dinner and get ready for my meeting tonight. Later.

  66. Hamous says:

    Hey, I thought you weren’t playing today.

  67. Texpat says:

    ROFLMAO !

  68. wagonburner says:

    #72 Sarge
    I thought it was about whether Beck’s butter had slid completely off his noodles.

  69. wagonburner says:

    I get to go to a “keep your hands off the kids” refresher course at church tonight.

    I had to do that one a couple of weeks ago, even though the only contact I have with Catholic kids is beating White Fang and Howls at Wind. (my ministries are RCIA {adults only} and Lector {in front of entire church})

  70. shamaal says:

    Apparently I can join the Laurens County Republican Party. I just don’t want to join any party that would have a person of my low integrity as a member. ;)

    Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex — and that you will never ever look at porn again.

  71. shamaal says:

    I am so looking forward to the video.
    Remember the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office buying that drone?

    “[The] prototype drone was flying about 18-feet off the ground when it lost contact with the controller’s console on the ground. It’s designed to go into an auto shutdown mode…but when it was coming down the drone crashed into the SWAT team’s armored vehicle.”

  72. Darren says:

    Not being able to blog here the past day or so I wanted to do some posts but I honestly can’t stand today’s o/c pic. That said let me say real quick that when I first read that Breitbart passing away I wasin stark disbelief, even though I read his demise on Breitbart’s site (and so far I hate the new look). His death settled in and I admire his efforts to promote conservatism and to break new ground in blogging. I honestly wondered if all the fighting, which he seemed to seek, did his health any good and while I do not make any links to his death and his demeanor, I am curious.

    I know Breitbart was a good man who loved his wife and kids and that’s the source of greatest admiration I have for him. May God bless him to rest in peace and may peace be upon his surving family.

    Have a good night, all. God bless.

  73. shamaal says:

    I trust all is well with the Darrens

  74. Darren says:

    One more thing, and I’m sure this has been posted already, Breibart’s first vetting piece on Obama is really goood. Most ofthe characters who are communist suporters which Obama huing out with I am familiar with via watching Glenn Beck on FOXNews but this piece hasa fresh noelty regarding Obama’s love for communists as he sat and chatted with them aftera “love Song” for Alinsky. Good news break by Breitbart.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/04/obama-alinsky-love-song

  75. texanadian says:

    they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex — and that you will never ever look at porn again

    Harsh. What happened to open tent… and all those videos?

    :)

  76. Southern Tragedy says:

    #83: Even though the drone is primarily for East Moco, they’d better figger out how to dodge the *target practice* that will commence, once it’s flying over our skies. BTW: Bob42 is my alibi. ;)

  77. shamaal says:

    35 tt

    Well, here’s a twist. A thief who really DOES have a heart.

    I understand the police are looking in San Francisco. High on a hill.

  78. texanadian says:

    BTW: Sarge like the new gravitar.

  79. texanadian says:

    Missed it by that much chief…
    http://stevebridges.com/

  80. shamaal says:

    OK, time once again for Guess The State

    A brawl that erupted at a …. wedding reception Saturday night led to a shooting and multiple arrests.
    Police officers were called to the Appomattox Club about 9:38 p.m. to break up a physical fight involving 20-30 people …
    Although the victim decided he didn’t want to press charges, officers found that the shooting suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant, so he went to jail anyway. Others involved in the dispute were found to have warrants as well, and some were in possession of marijuana.
    Five people, none of which were the bride or groom, went to jail in all. Several others reported minor injuries and police reports were still being taken.

    It just ain’t Saturday if someone hasn’t been shot.

  81. shamaal says:

    “The reason we did that is we didn’t want someone to say, ‘Ah, you just went to a strip club and got a bunch of strippers and gave them guns,’ ” he said. “That’s not what we did. We have veterans that are officially trained in the military in the use of firearms.”

    Sounds like a viable business plan to me….

  82. texanadian says:

    In other news Obama’s tactics are coming back to bite him and once again make him look like a fool. On Drudge

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/05/g8-summit-moved-to-camp-david/

  83. shamaal says:

    They elect librarians?

    ‘I just have a great rack’: Oxford University student blasted for ‘sexist’ attempt to win election to librarian post by boasting about her breasts

    Warning! SFW

  84. shamaal says:

    So, in 1998 Barack O’bama saw a play about Saul Alinsky …………….

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch …………..

    By his own account, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation into the president’s birth certificate is far from over. But already, the supposedly volunteer investigator leading the sheriff’s probe is raking in a profit from it.
    Michael Zullo, the investigator who took center stage at Arpaio’s news conference last week, has already co-authored an e-book about his investigation and is selling it for $9.99 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

  85. texanadian says:

    #93: My kind of place, a tad pricey, but fun.

    Out for now.

  86. Sarge says:

    80 wagonburner says:

    March 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    #72 Sarge
    I thought it was about whether Beck’s butter had slid completely off his noodles.

    Yep, it was in the middle of that one. I also expressed admiration and support during the Shirley Sharrod thing.

    What Breitbart did was brilliant. He’d post something know what his antagonists’ responses were going to be, then turned the tables on them.

    In a world where the best the Republican Party can do is Mitt Romney, men like Breitbart, and those who will carry on for him are sorely needed.

  87. Texpat says:

    #83 shamaal

    What exceeds roflmao in this cyberlingo ?

    When Obama’s stimulus bill was passed and it became apparent the hog trough was large and wide for local municipalities to load up on all kinds of crap, I began to research where the money was going regarding local police departments.

    Since the insane militarization of American police departments was already a concern of mine, the fact hundreds of millions of dollars were being disributed to state, county and local law enforcement agencies really alarmed me, both from a financial and enforment practices standpoint.

    It was stunning what I discovered. Little towns all over America getting grants for the most absurd, ridiculous gear and equipment you can imagine. Imagine some little place in Iowa receiving grants for anti-terrorism units and training.

    I wrote two pieces for Lone Star Times and it was so widely read, at least locally, that Pacifica KPFT called me up and wanted to interview me.

    I would bet money this Montgomery County drone was paid for out of taxpayers’ funds flushed into society by Barack Obama’s stimulus bills.

    And it is perfect rough justice it would crash into their own damned SWAT van.

    ***Also, I went to email Radley Balko at TheAgitator.com, but he had already posted it.

  88. Super Dave says:

    Crap I got the wrong link!!!!

  89. mharper42 says:

    #59 RM
    Hi Robert, haven’t seen you post here lately but here you are now with a nice bit of trivia. Well done, sir.

  90. Super Dave says:

    Hey Iron Mary and Tim I got Hunnered!! :grin:

  91. shamaal says:

    I would bet money this Montgomery County drone was paid for out of taxpayers’ funds flushed into society by Barack Obama’s stimulus bills.

    And you would be right! Dig a little deeper and I suspect that there’s a Congress man involved.

    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Conroe paid $300,000 in federal homeland security grant money and Friday it received the ShadowHawk unmanned helicopter made by Vanguard Defense Industries of Spring.

    Just another victim unable to resist the siren song of the Obama Administration’s attempt to hook Americans on cheap and easy stimulus. ;)

  92. Tedtam says:

    Is it just me, or are the Breitbart sites down?

    Finished my meeting. We saw a video that showed how several parishes were able to catch pedo perps before they perped on their kids, using the information from the original program.

    Good on them.

  93. Tedtam says:

    Ah, my bad – somehow I was trying to link to the old sites.

    I agree with previous comment – not sure I’m liking the new layout, but it does allow them to reference more stories on the front page.

  94. mharper42 says:

    Hey Iron Mary and Tim I got Hunnered!!

    Yabbut, sadly, it doesn’t count if you don’t realize it until later.
    :D

  95. Texpat says:

    #103 shamaal

    Dig a little deeper and I suspect that there’s a Congress man involved.

    Not necessary. These cities, towns and counties were making their applications directly to federal agencies handing out American taxpayer dollars like it was popcorn.

    Just another victim unable to resist the siren song of the Obama Administration’s attempt to hook Americans on cheap and easy stimulus.

    Cops everywhere are complete “sl*ts and wh*res” when it comes to money. I cite the RICO statutes and drug war sanctions for the outrageous seizure of private property as evidence. These bastards do not care about the Bill of Rights enumeration of individual property rights. Of course, neither does the rest of the authoritarian, fascist state enabled currently by the Eric Holder DOJ.

  96. Tedtam says:

    Well, I guess if they get called crooks anyway….

    From behind bars, Ansari predicted he will be re-elected with a majority in monthlong polls whose results will be announced tomorrow in Uttar Pradesh, a 560-mile swath of northern India stretching southeast from New Delhi. He has reason to be confident given his three consecutive elections to the region’s legislature since 1996, twice from prison.

    “Anyone I killed got what they deserved but it’s not like I have killed a busload of people,” the six-foot-five Ansari, 51, said as he sat in his Agra cell Jan. 30. “The poor need my protection. I only fight against the powerful.”

    Ansari, wearing cream trousers and a black overcoat as mice scurried under his wooden bed, said he has a band of 18,000 supporters to carry out orders he sends from jail using mobile phones and scribbled notes, in contravention of prison rules. Each week, 30 messengers arrive with news from his constituency of Mau, 355 miles (572 kilometers) to the east of Agra, he said.

    In a sign of his clout, Ansari has been transferred among a dozen jails over the last six years amid authorities’ concerns he will take over the prisons, he said. In Ghazipur jail, where the 220-pound Ansari was held in 2008, he had a volleyball court built and was allowed to slaughter goats to liven up prison meals, he said.

    But they are considering a solution to the problem:

    India’s law ministry and the election commission are considering proposals to bar candidates if a court has charged them with offenses that carry a sentence of five years or more.

    Well, it should help, anyway.

  97. shamaal says:

    #107 texpat
    Yeah, I know what you mean

    Texas ‘navy’ to patrol the Rio Grande
    Next month, the state’s Department of Public Safety will deploy the first of a fleet of six gunboats on the Rio Grande, the river that forms the border between the state and Mexico, CNN affiliate WFAA-TV reports.

    According to the article, Texas state Rep. Paul Workman is the man behind this.

  98. shamaal says:

    Cops everywhere are complete “sl*ts and wh*res” when it comes to money.

    Oh dear, now you’ve done it. Now the left’s going to go after your advertisers and Judge Roy Bean will have to apologize for you.

  99. squawkbox says:

    In a world where the best the Republican Party can do is Mitt Romney, men like Breitbart, and those who will carry on for him are sorely needed.

    By gosh you got the sticky note concession covered.

    No what is sorely needed is the electorate to wake up and do more than flap their gums and fawn over people like Breitbart. That is why Felicia has my respect. That woman got up off her duff and done did something.

    I got a fellow (mid forties) I see once a month (works at Little Ceasar’s btw) comes by my home with Tea Party tracts, and stuff. He chats with me about current events (very informed) and always exhorts me to get out and vote. Not once has he ever suggested who I should vote for. I always watch him walk from door to door and he takes no care about who comes to the door. He offers and moves on to the next.

    I’ll take those heroes over the Limbaughs and Breitbarts any day. I may or may not agree with Felicia or my Tea Party guy but by God I Bless them cause THEY are putting feets on their words.

  100. Texpat says:

    This small town I live in with a little over 9,000 residents applied for and received American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill stimulus grants (about $150,000) to buy two Chevrolet Tahoe trucks. One is designated as the “Domestic Anti-Riot Unit” and the other is the “Counter-Terrorism Unit”. The guy who lives next door to the house I just renovated is a contractor and he built the custom fitted cabinetry for both to hold all the anti-riot shields, clubs, face-masks, biowarfare suits & gasmasks, etc.

    The idea this bucolic place would ever need to worry about terrorist and riots is so absurd and silly…well, words fail me.

    The greatest, and only, threat to local tranquility is the possibility the city council tries to raise taxes again and local homeowners storm the City Hall and beat the ever-lovin’ daylights out of the council members and the highly overpaid police department while they’re at it.

  101. phil says:

    You’ve mentioned Breitbart about a half dozen times since the demise of LST and up to his death, and most of those were links from Ace.

    Did someone mention Ace?

  102. GJT says:

    I got a fellow (mid forties) I see once a month (works at Little Ceasar’s btw) comes by my home with Tea Party tracts, and stuff

    I thought our little meetings was a secret.

  103. GJT says:

    The high value target of Tomball got an anti-terrism cruiser when the ink was barely dry on the Homeland Security department paperwork – that was “W”.

  104. squawkbox says:

    I thought our little meetings was a secret.

    But, but I did not mention names. :)

  105. squawkbox says:

    Yanno he is one pleasant fellow to talk to, believes in what he is pedaling, can even tell you why he believes what he believes. It ain’t blog generated radiot, vidot, moobie bumper stickers.

  106. GJT says:

    BTW, the Confederate tip money was funny the first time …..

  107. GJT says:

    Yep, my 21 yr old son is a PaulBot, the conversations we have are genuine and he makes me think.

  108. Adee says:

    Hello Hamsters. Popping in briefly tonight after a full day of gardening/planning on what to plant in place of what did croak, a brief swing by the tax accountant’s office to drop off items just received, and a conversation with folks at the Arabian Horse Ass’n in Denver.

    This last was in response to a letter received on Friday announcing that Rune, one of our dearly beloved horses of years past, had indeed gained the required points from showing to earn his Legion of Honor Champion award. All the records were in order and fees paid for the years that points were earned, and all we needed to do was register him for this year for the award to be processed. Rune wasn’t in the current computer system because he died in 1995, and he had not yet earned the required points for the award. But the records folks have been scouring the archives for horses enrolled in the awards programs going way back since the system for earning points had changed, and they were being corrected retroactively. So Rune has earned his award posthumously, and we are not about to turn it down.

    This is a smart move, as the current economic woes have severely cut into membership, horse show attendance at all levels, horse registrations, and income for the association. This situation covers horse activities pretty much the same as has happened to any organization that relies on discretionary spending.

  109. Texpat says:

    #120

    Mazel tov to Rune !