OUR President on Independence Day

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  1. First?

  2. Ah, those were the days.

  3. Got posts up at Innocent Bystanders for both books we are reading and discussing this summer. The links will remain easily accessible in the sidebar for the next months… thanks to Batman. Plenty of time to join us. The more the merrier.

    On Basilisk Station

    World Without End

  4. I assume everyone saw Ronaldus Maximus in the “God Bless America” clip in the previous post?

    I always marvel at war movies that were made while WWII was still raging – they didn’t know how things were going to turn out…..

  5. Mr. TiFW is happily watching the episode of Firefly with Christina Hendricks’ 1st appearance…..

  6. I always marvel at war movies that were made while WWII was still raging – they didn’t know how things were going to turn out…..

    Like Holiday Inn… a CHRISTmas movie based on works done by a Jew, Irving Berlin, who obviously appreciated what our Nation had to offer.

  7. Which golf course is Obama on today?

  8. http://tinyurl.com/4xm8wvg

  9. Happy 4th Hostages

  10. You are the direct result of a generation that said “F*ck that. You are not going to f*ck up this picnic. You are not going to threaten my f*cking children. You will receive no quarter and no f*cking mercy. We will f*cking exterminate you like the insects you are, ruthlessly. Night and f*cking day. Until liberty is safe again.”

    Awesome Shit My First Sergeant Said-

    http://tinyurl.com/4xzwwn4

  11. On Basilisk Station

    Really?

    I enjoyed the Honor Harrington series.

  12. I like that guy’s First Sergeant…..

  13. fucking McAfee firewall bullshit.

    argh.

    OHAI!

  14. Mesa, I’ll shoot you a link to the series, if you like.

  15. I had some great First Sergeants back in the day. My favorite one had a dildo mounted on a plaque in his office. There were a series of brass tags under it with soldier’s names on it.

    If you fucked up badly enough, you were “honored” with the “Dickhead of the Month” award, complete with presentation in front of the whole company.

  16. Xbad, shoot me the link to the series please

    pupstersez at yahoo derp derp

  17. sent

  18. I’ll shoot you a link to the series, if you like.

    Already read everything that Weber has done.

    Working on Dan Simmons now, waiting for something new by Alaistar Reynolds.

  19. Anyone know the difference between Xbrad 1978 and Xbrad 2011?

    http://tinyurl.com/3cd6e8p

    Two knocks, an inflatable sheep, and a poncho liner.

  20. I try to read everything I find here — http://www.thehugoawards.org/

  21. This reminds me of Carin….it’s something she would say to me:

  22. OHAI Mare. Are you enjoying your holiday?

  23. Yes, I am…I’m missing my kiddies for the fourth and other family, and drinking with friends, but yes, other than that it’s been nice.

  24. AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!

  25. I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th

  26. This reminds me of Carin….it’s something she would say to me:

    http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/dar-tuesday-8.jpg

    I’m hurt, Mare. I would never call you fat.

  27. I just ran 3 miles with #1 son and #4 (daughter).

    Now I need to go downstairs and finish my workout, but I’m feeling it would be more fun to grab a glass of wine and hang out here.

  28. Unless I’d be hanging by myself.

    Because that wouldn’t be as much fun.

  29. Or…you could start training your poultry to entertain you, and save bandwidth.

    http://tinyurl.com/3d3zv58

  30. Carin, I consider, from you, Fat Alcoholic Whore a term of endearment!

  31. OMG!!! *It’s almost like they’re trying to recruit for the GOP!!!! The HORROR!!!

  32. I only got a second, I snuck into the nurses station.

    Happy fourth to all of you!

    Milo!

  33. Cool, Roamy!

  34. Su-su-sudio. . .

    http://fwd4.me/05jV

  35. […] The H2 isn’t just about Big Boob […]

  36. Thanks for sharing that, Roamy.

  37. Pingback from William Teach, nice! Love his stuff on RWN, and his place.

  38. I’m partial to these, Chief (Genesis)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YucvHVrvkU8&feature=related

    Followed by this one (they should be played together, don’t know why they are always separate)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDTl2s3b31U&feature=related

  39. Ah, yes…Genesis.

    http://tinyurl.com/43g2mcr

  40. Laura: Did you notice the large sumac growing in the front bed?
    Me: Yes, but how do I know that it’s not a poison sumac?
    Laura: It’s not, I am certain. Will you rip it out?

    * pulls laura’s truck in front of bed, winches plant out and starts to put Laura’s truck back in driveway *

    Laura: Don’t move my truck! Wash your hands first!
    Me: I thought you said it wasn’t poisonous
    Laura: I am sure it’s not. But if it is I don’t want that shit all over my steering wheel.

    fin

  41. scott, I bet you fall for that kind of thing all the time.

  42. Oh great, beasnette finally found out her dorm and roommate status. They contacted her via facechimp. One says she is a democrat.

    Uh oh.

  43. I washed my hands and arms real well. If my face is swollen shut tomorrow we know what kind of plant it was.

  44. HAHAHAA…Married life is the best!!!

    I hope it turns out not to be poisonous.

  45. Beasn, I will pray for Beasnette!!!

    We’ve been there. I could tell stories. Yikes.

  46. Ah, yes…Genesis.
    http://tinyurl.com/43g2mcr

    That made me LOL.

  47. When I filled out the little questionnaire I informed them that I dislike others, snore loudly, sleepwalk and tend to be violent while in that state of mind and am the biggest slob on the planet.

    They gave me a single room.

  48. “They gave me a single room.”

    hahahahaha….Me too, Scott…..Do we have “social disorder?”

  49. What is weird, mare, is when I went off to college, I don’t think I ever heard anyone talk about politics – even during Reagan’s second run.
    Ever. Who knows, this girl prolly just identifies with her parents and is otherwise ignorant – totally possible since she says she wants to be an OB nurse. HA!

    No doubt this girl has gone through beasnette’s info and pics — who has listed her own political affiliation as ‘conservative’.

  50. I didn’t get a single room until I became a Resident Adviser.

  51. You’re right, Beasn, and I was at school during Reagan’s first campaign and was very active, putting up signs and what not. A male friend from the dorm would do the work with me, but, really, I don’t remember what anyone else’s political affiliation was. Don’t remember having arguments or even discussions about it, but that could be because I lost my memory from the beer.

  52. That was my plan Mare.

    I forget exactly what I said but I went out of my way to make sure that I was in the top .001 percentile on the asshole scale.

    You were lucky.

  53. Mare: “Don’t remember having arguments or even discussions about it, but that could be because I lost my memory from the beer, maryjane, high quality whiskey, hallucigens and hypnosis.”

    There, Mare, fixdt for you..

  54. I mentioned my terrible Floyd-like gas.

    They still stuck me with a roommate.

    He spent a lot of time away from the room, though.

  55. Beasnette’s getting sassy.

    her – ‘I don’t shun people when I find out they are democrat, like you Mother. Maybe they were raised in a house where they weren’t taught the right things, I’m not going to hold it against them unless I find out they are evil’.

    me – democrat = evil and don’t call me Mother.

    I hate when she calls me mother. It’s like when my husband uses my full name….usually when he is pissed at me. Why do they have to resort to those names when they are annoyed with me.

  56. I have not tried any yet but I think I have a new favorite beer.

  57. My sister-n-law had a roommate, who would bring her boyfriend back to the room and boink in the bottom bunk.

    ‘Um, excuse me, but I’m up here’

  58. You better enjoy the first one, Scott, cuz you’ll never live to get another.

  59. Let’s thank Slick Willie for helping us eliminate Mitt and Jon from the list:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/bill-clinton-i-like-huntsman-and-romney/

  60. Did anybody blow up anybody else’s mailbox today?

  61. I busted out as many fronsted windows as I could find.

  62. Back from the mountains, and already a cocktail in my hand. Life is good.

  63. Ghetto bar is closed because it’s the 4th, so I’m in the redneck bar. This place is a shit hole dump, and not in the good way like H2.

  64. frosted ones too

  65. HS, don’t ask any of the guys there what it’s like to marry a cousin. Just sayin …

  66. There’s been a shocking lack of explosions in my neighborhood this weekend.

  67. Thanks for the songs, J’Ames. Hadn’t heard those in ages.

  68. They’ve all been in my neighborhood, Sean, for the last 4 or 5 days.

  69. Heh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sGlCgxYZVI

  70. Yeah, Sean. I was at the cottage and it used to be nonstop firecrackers and cherry bombs all day long. Not a single one during the day yesterday or today.

  71. On that Blaze link, Billy Jeff looks like he was goosed by something cold.

  72. How I feel when everyone FINALLY runs out of fireworks and therefore STFU:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhJjd02J8Qo&feature=related

  73. He was, roamy … Hillary’s death stare.

  74. Nothing goes down better than a Bierbitzch.

  75. I don’t understand why they never released a Ferris Bueller soundtrack.

  76. Where did Mare go? http://i.imgur.com/4xPWp.jpg

  77. Scott, here, maybe?
    http://tinyurl.com/3zo787e

  78. sup goofballz?

  79. I don’t understand why they never released a Ferris Bueller soundtrack.

    For my birthday one year, a friend of mine collected all the songs from the movie, and created a CD for me. Photoshopped the cover and dvd cover, then came up with the song list for the back cover.

    Pretty cool!

    Front Cover:
    http://twitpic.com/5ldhd2

    Back Cover:
    http://twitpic.com/5ldg3p

    CD Art:
    http://twitpic.com/5ldgrl

  80. Josh Groban is on right now. Sweetie, shave your face before you appear on national television. The Don Johnson look went out a LONG time ago.

  81. Roamy, don’t you have anything better to do than play on the computer?

  82. No bitching at me, XBrad, or I won’t put up any poats next week.

  83. Josh Groban is on right now. Sweetie, shave your face before you appear on national television. The Don Johnson look went out a LONG time ago.

    Your lawn, there is people on it.

  84. Heh. I’ll behave.

  85. I have not shaved since Friday morning.

  86. Dave, that’s nothing. I haven’t shave OR bathed since Friday!

    Wut?

  87. 100% sure that wasn’t poison sumac.

    90% sure now that it was a Butternut sapling. Sigh.

    But…just in case, strip, wash yourself down with this can of gasoline, shower five times, and then burn your clothes, please, kthx.

    *waits*

    OK, now we can kiss. *MWAH* Heh. Pretty sure it was a Butternut, babe.

  88. Your lawn, there is people on it.

    Hahahahahaha.

    Roamy?

    http://tinyurl.com/4xgbwuk

  89. >> Heh. Pretty sure it was a Butternut, babe.

    Nuke it from orbit.

    It’s the only way to be sure.

  90. Am I the only one who napped today?

  91. Lordy, I needed a nap, but I didn’t get one.

  92. I grabbed a quick nap.

    It was my patriotic duty as an American.

    And I was tired.

  93. I haven’t shaved for 6 months. I’m thinkin’ about a trim before cataract surgery next week.
    Don’t want to give the Doc a ‘Werewolf’ vibe and make him nervous…

  94. >> Lordy, I needed a nap, but I didn’t get one.

    That ain’t right.

    I mighta napped in teh pool.

  95. I may or may not soak in the tub later on…

  96. I was cleaning up after having company over the weekend and getting ready for Mr. RFH and Mini-me to go to FL to see the shuttle launch (crosses fingers).

  97. *fingers crossed*!

  98. Incidentally, great pics here.. which I’m sure you’re already seen but I hadn’t. 30 years of the Space Shuttle.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/the-history-of-the-space-shuttle/100097/

  99. Dave, love #56. The FPMU warding off teh space vampires…

  100. HAHAHAHAHA… he is, isn’t he? BOOGA BOOGA!

    I can still remember them testing the 3rd stage and smaller engines of the Apollo at Redstone when I was a kid (I don’t remember when they named it Marshall).

  101. They named it Marshall in 1960, but it’s on Redstone Arsenal. I think on July 1, because there were birthday wishes.

    Cracks me up with some of the Weekly World News stories.

  102. Oh, well then it was Marshall when I lived there, 1964-69.

  103. They are both screaming….MARE!

  104. which is way before RFH was even born.

  105. Pat Benatar and Martina McBride, Independence Day (my favorite version)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbv5iJEDzN8&feature=related

  106. ^ kicks blog and Pat Benatar in the poon *

  107. Yes that was my best shot.

  108. Where is my shoe?

  109. >> Where is my shoe?

    Is your gal huggin on it? Look under her.

  110. Little known facts about Pat Benatar’s poon;

    It’s where Zappos got started.

  111. Pulled a new printer out of the box today and spent hours trying to get it to handshake as a wireless device. Come to find out it must have a bad power supply.

    Back to Sam’s tomorrow.

    Roamy, did you get your drink order via email?

  112. HAHAHAHA. I mean, dayum.

    I spent the better part of a day fixing my goddamn firewall and backup software. THANK YOU MCAFEE SHITHEADS.

  113. It’s where Zappos got started.

    Hah, well played!

  114. You get your firewall thingy fixtd, Dave?

    I just installed Trend (again) and LOVE it!

  115. Yeah Cathy, simple re-install. Stupid shit though.

  116. I stopped using McAfee a couple of years ago when WHILE having a completely upgraded functioning version of the software, I got malware on my system that looked like McAfee.

    I spent money getting the Geek Squad to fix the system. They said that the McAfee is so popular that it has gotten easy for the crooks to poke into and replicate the software. Trend uses cloud-based. They recommend it. So that’s what I’m using now.

  117. Good link J’Ames.

    Martina Mcbride is a talented gal, but damn. Pat Benatar can belt it out like nobody’s business.

  118. Me and Pat Benatar, we’re close friends.

  119. Glad you liked it, Jewstin. I’m hooked on Crossroads, some of the best music television out there.

  120. Back in the early to mid-90s when we were at little ole Fiesta Texas in San Antonio with the kids, I heard a band playing and started walking toward their little amphitheater. Martina McBride was performing live. Hardly anyone was around and you could walk right up to the stage if you wanted to. She was just getting going back then. I bought several of her early albums, but I think Wild Angels is still my favorite. I love her stuff.

  121. That’s awesome, Cathy. The Mrs. and I went to her concert a couple years back, and it’s one of the best I’ve seen. Hard to believe such a big voice comes out of a petite lady, but she can belt out the notes. She covered Journey and Pat Benatar for her encore. Not only was her singing superb, but her brother was whaling on the guitar solos.

    First time I’ve been happy to hear Don’t Stop Believing.

  122. She’s a good midwestern gal, Jay.

  123. Cathy,
    As you’re a well read person, you might want to look at “The Light and The Glory” by Peter Marshall and David Manuel. It’s about the early days of the revolution, George Washington, and the role GOD played in the thirteen colonies. It’s Anita’s “Teddy Book”, that she reads when we bed down. VERY interesting.

  124. Killed it. Killed it dead.
    Sorry.
    G’nite all…
    Sounds like a firefight out there tonight.

  125. meh, it was dying already, chrispy. You just pushed it over.

  126. It’s almost like you people have lives or some shit.

  127. New favorite word:

    callipygian

  128. Also, MRE garlic mashed potatoes taste pretty bad.

  129. Sox doesn’t seem to enjoy fireworks.

  130. Heading back to the desert tomorrow.

    The high was 119 the other day.

    Someone please send me some ice.

  131. It’s awfully quiet here.

    You do know I was joking about not bathing the entire weekend, right?

  132. I’m tempted to try to own the recent comments, but frankly, I’m so unfunny, even I get bored with my comments.

  133. Sean must be face down in a ditch somewhere.

  134. This was the first weekend since April 3rd that Obama didn’t play golf.

    Important activities?

    Nope. Threatening weather.

  135. The Fox News Twitter hack?

    I suspect a disgruntled employee.

    What say you?

  136. New favorite word:

    callipygian

    My neighbor’s wife is such. Very much so.

  137. Comment by xbradtc on July 5, 2011 1:39 am
    It’s awfully quiet here.
    You do know I was joking about not bathing the entire weekend, right?

    You say that now…

    *sniffs air

  138. Seriously, it’s gonna be asshole hot in the desert tomorrow. I’m not looking forward to it.

  139. Hello, Cathy.

    Have I ever mentioned that you have the same name as my Mom’s BFF?

  140. Sean, you shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Nor they neighbor’s ass. But his wife’s ass?

    Fair game.

  141. Nope, Sean, you have not…

  142. Neither my neighbor nor his wife own any donkeys.

    Oh, wait, I understood your original comment correctly.

  143. Hey everyone, this is goodnight and goodbye.

    When I helped start this place I never expected the drama from WP and I also did not expect so many wonderful people to get together.

    It’s unbelievably amazing. And beautiful.

    I went on the first Hostage Tour of the South a few years ago. And met so many great people when all we knew each other from was an online user name. And then to The IB Shootem Up/Super Bowl Party in Ohio…still just a few years ago.

    I’ve met and talked to people that I know that I will be friends for life with.

    Absolutely.

    There is also a point where I realize that are also things better left unsaid.

    This is where I bow out.

    I love you all.

    God bless.

  144. Cathy sends me birfday cards every year, even though she’s not related.

    From my experiences, people who go by that moniker seem to be nice ladies.

  145. Wow Mesa, sorry to hear this. Hope you lemme stay in touch now and then via email.

    *crap

  146. Well I’ve never met a Sean I didn’t like…

  147. I have no idea what that was about but all the best to you, mesa.

    Be safe and well.

  148. Sean Penn is an asshole and Sean Young is a shitty actress, but most of us are okay.

  149. Cathy,

    I didn’t say anything about IB.

    First place I found you guys and learned how to be a true splitter.

    Some things just have to happen.

    Again, love everyone here.

  150. Gonna try and ger some sleep now…

    G’night lovelies!

  151. But, when someone contemplates killing me, even as a joke — time to go.

  152. Scott’s been joking about killing me for a couple of weeks.

    Granted, I did ask for volunteers.

  153. Laura: I am sure it’s not. But if it is I don’t want that shit all over my steering wheel.

    fin

    Ha ha ha …

    Poison sumac is VERY rare. I always freak out because it does grow around wetlands, which i have bits of on my property. But I’ve never found it. I’ve done a lot of research.

  154. Leon has asked to be put out of his misery. The rest of us have decided it will make him stronger.

  155. Finished Water for Elephants yesterday.

    If you haven’t read it, you suck.

  156. Onto book # 26 for the year. I thought I’d be further along in my little project, but “Middlemarch” took for ever. As did Foucault’s Pendulum.

  157. Mornin’

    Who killed mesa?

  158. Dunno but it sucks. I liked his overnight link dumps and really wanted to meet that guy some time.

    Carin, the ground is getting parched around the house and this little tree still looked real happy. That’s how it seemed unlikely that it was poison sumac. It certainly could have been some other kind of sumac. But more likely, a baby Butternut.

  159. Good morning. Could someone please ask Scott to move this from my driveway. I’m not sure if it is poisonous.

    http://is.gd/GLBLoA

  160. Poison sumacs are REALLY rare, and there are (seemingly) a zillion varieties of NON poison sumacs. No joke.

    I’ve got some rather unattractive variety growing next to my wildflower bed. I like the kind that get the dark colored berries that you can make a drink out of . Alas, none grow on my property.

  161. I don’t even know what poison sumac is. There’s three kinds, right, ivy, oak and that other thing.

    Who killed mesa? I don’t understand.

  162. I’m reading ‘The Last Best Hope’ by Bill Bennett. Pretty good American history text book.

  163. I went through the last few threads and I don’t get it either. I liked Mesa’s taste in music.

  164. Quick. Someone alert the Lifetime Movie Network!

  165. I went through the last few threads and I don’t get it either. I liked Mesa’s taste in music

    I think we’re just going to have to blame this on that whore Mare.

  166. Oh, I had already assumed it was Mare’s fault.

  167. *shakes fist at the sky*

    MAAAAAAAAARE!!!

  168. Is it possible that we can get Mare to ban herself?

  169. Is it possible that we can get Mare to ban herself?

    that’s a HORRIBLE idea, MJ. We’d have to find a new hostage to blame shit on.

    Unless you’re offering up yourself?

  170. Good morning. Could someone please ask Scott to move this from my driveway. I’m not sure if it is poisonous.

    http://is.gd/GLBLoA

    Honeyyyy, will you take care of this for MJ, babe?
    I’m pretty sure it’s one of them hooded garter snakes.

    *hides behind wall*

    (*yells “wear your glasses in case it spits!” in a muffled voice*)

  171. Unless you’re offering up yourself?
    ———————————————————
    My president has taught me to blame other, not accept responsibility.

  172. *Blames Mare for not using the plural form of other.

  173. G’morning Mesaless Hostages.

    *still bummed bout it*

  174. okay, I’m back.

    What did I miss?

  175. Someone killed Mesa.

  176. And Hotspur.

  177. Oh, hai.

  178. It’s a miracle! Someone killed Hotspur, now he’s back!

  179. Here’s a good one to start out your morning:

    http://www.thefreemanonline.org/headline/a-hidden-gun-rights-victory/
    Apparently the internal SCOTUS discussions give good insight to the ruling.

    And here’s an oldie but a goodie:
    http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/the-progressive-income-tax-in-us-history/

  180. Good Morning cool kids.

  181. Someone killed Mesa.

    Well, that’s …. upsetting.

    And no one has a clue as to why, huh?

  182. How odd. I just watched an old X-Files episode about resurrection.

    Mostly because it had Tea Leoni in it.

  183. Good Morning cool kids.

    Where? *looks around

  184. It’s a miracle! Someone killed Hotspur, now he’s back!

    This means something………

  185. ell, that’s …. upsetting.

    And no one has a clue as to why, huh?

    I thought maybe you had something to tell us.

    (I’m KIDDING)

    But no, do you ?

  186. Where? *looks around

    *looks at Jay, smiles, winks, nods, and points to Carin right behind him*

  187. But no, do you ?

    Maybe he figured that, after 5 days gone, I wasn’t coming back and thought “well, if wiserbud is gone, then there’s no reason to visit H2 any more.”

  188. It was NO coincidence that I was gone for the same duration – NONE!

  189. *wonders whether to mention that most of us have moved onto H4; decides against it*

  190. It was NO coincidence that I was gone for the same duration – NONE!

    That’s RIGHT!

    It just so happens that *NSync, Ricky Martin and Cher were headlining a “Stop The Hate” Music Festival and Gland simply could NOT miss that!

  191. *wonders whether to mention that most of us have moved onto H4; decides against it*

    eh,it was getting too crowded ’round here anyway…..

  192. It just so happens that *NSync, Ricky Martin and Cher were headlining a “Stop The Hate” Music Festival and Gland simply could NOT miss that!

    – – – – –

    The side stage with Richard Marx and Rick Astley kicked considerable ass by the way..!

  193. The side stage with Richard Marx and Rick Astley kicked considerable ass by the way..!

    Were we just Rick Rolled?

  194. Guy was too busy listening to Hanson to Rickroll us.

  195. mmmmbop

  196. Richard Marx?!!!

    *squeals with delight and sends password and keys of H4 to G’Land*

  197. Car in, one of my commenters is talking shit about toe shoes…

    http://tinyurl.com/4226a5k

  198. Heh, xbrad, my favorite from your place:

    This is the same Army that brought us the Beret. Somethings just don’t change.

  199. HAHA! Jay, I saw that too about the beret! Perfect!

  200. For the record, I never wore the beret.

  201. Michael Caine looked cool in a beret in A Bridge Too Far, as did the guy who played Monty in Patton.

    Must be a British thing.

  202. But I really, REALLY hated the old hat.

  203. *Runs toward blog to defend Mare’s honor. Trips on old sword someone left on the stairs. Falls downstairs. Breaks/sprains several body parts. Rushes off to ER.*

    Sorry, Mare, looks like you’re a goner.

  204. Presented as a public service for Xbrad:

    http://is.gd/VlFECm

  205. WTF is a “clitoris?”

  206. I think Clitoris is the name of same character in Greek mythology.

  207. >> WTF is a “clitoris?”

    It’s that black beret hat thingy soldiers have been wearing for a few years.

  208. OK, who didn’t predict where this thread was heading?

  209. What’s your email, wiser? I can essplain.

  210. WTF is a “clitoris?”

    Is that the name of the chick that Seinfeld was dating?

  211. my nic at gmail

  212. Can someone explain stuff to me too?

  213. Yes, please share with the class as I do not care for mesa quitting us.

  214. Gay? Really???

    ooops.

  215. Oh I have a clue. I was mean to him the other night and now he is quitting. The Mesa I knew would have blown that shit off but now he is acting like this isn’t the hostages. I am not going to get into the drama of it all. I just wonder when he became so thin skinned.

  216. Huh. I thought Mesa hitting on Sean was just a joke.

  217. Phew, Rush finally mentioned the tea. I was afraid he was gonna skip it today.

  218. sohos, if that is the case, ’cause I do remember something being said the other day, then he is being a jackass.

    Maybe he has something going on in his life and happened to get too deep in his cups last night.

    *shrugs*

    Hopefully he will change his mind.

  219. *Puts ice cubes down beasn’ shirt.*

  220. Would it surprise any of you to know that Obama in all likelihood is a communist?

  221. *pours Two If By Tea down clintbird’s pants*

  222. *sprays down whole blog with supersoaker full of cream of chicken soup*

  223. *Tackles Cyn. Administers a ‘tea party.’*

  224. *Sprays lauraw with Zesta Cracker hose attachment.*

  225. *snarts*

  226. *stands here looking like a popcorn ceiling*

  227. what, is this a soup and crackers blog now?

  228. *gets out collection of Hostages voodoo dolls

    Who wants to be first?

  229. *takes a swig of milk, grabs spoon and scoops soup n crackers from lauraw’s neck*

  230. zodgammit

  231. Kneel before Zod?

  232. *sends torturous email of all Two If By Tea radio spots to Jay with no way to turn it off*

  233. Does anybody *eat* cream of chicken soup, or just cook with it?

  234. Well, at least I’ll have a new ringtone for the Evo.

  235. You can eat cream of chicken soup? Who knew?

  236. What is this cooking you speak of?

  237. Hostspur, it’s some weird shit chicks do in the kitchen, involving weird incantations, and the occasional curse.

  238. *takes a swig of milk, grabs spoon and scoops soup n crackers from lauraw’s neck*

    Why did you have to use a grapefruit spoon??

    *blood starts running down neck*

  239. Is that what they do with all that shit they bring inside in brown paper bags bags and plastic sacks?

  240. I wouldn’t know, H/S.

    **opens can of spam**

  241. Why do I only have two chickens today?
    *glares at laura

  242. Finally…a verdict is coming in the Anthony trial. I cannot wait until that shit is done!

  243. Yeah, Cyn, but think of all the appeals we get to look forward to.

    And the inevitable protests when she comes up for the death penalty.

  244. OMG!! Did you hear about the capital murder case in Texas? They got the guy’s bite marks all over her body. He raped and murdered a 16 year old girl, but they’re trying to overturn or appeal his conviction on the fact that he was not told he could consult the Mexican consulate regarding his trial………even though he’s been living here since he was 2. Taking advantage of our public schools, health care systems. Funny how suddenly he’s not an American and shouldn’t have to be treated like one.

  245. *hides half eaten chicken leg from PJ*

  246. PJ, my understanding is that he was told he *couldn’t* speak with the Mexican counsel. Which would be a clear violation of his rights under the conventions.

  247. Which would be a clear violation of his rights under the conventions.

    If true, it still should not give him a free pass to rape and murder whoever the hell he damn well wants.
    He gave up his rights when he did the deed.

  248. Not from what I read. What I read is that he *wasn’t* told he could speak with them, not that he was told he couldn’t.


  249. Leal is one of 51 Mexican nationals on death row in the U.S. who were never informed of their rights, according to the International Court of Justice.

  250. A shiv could solve this problem.

  251. I am conflicted on this issue.

    First of all I am against the death penalty.

    However, that’s not my issue. My issue is that if we ignore our international treaties, we have no room to object when our citizens are denied rights in other countries.

    Texas fucked up.

  252. I’m afraid I’m with H/S on the treaty obligation side.

    Though the question becomes, what duty does a police force have to investigate the nationality of a suspect?

  253. We don’t really object, do we, when our citizens are denied rights. How long have those two guys been held in Iran? The obama administration has done what for them?

    But, they’re rushing to the aid of a rapist/murderer.

  254. Also -he’s been in the US for 20 years when he committed his crime.
    It’s not as if he were just visiting here. This isn’t exactly the MIdnight Express here.

  255. Car in, those guys left the protections of the US when they left the US. yes, the country has an obligation to them, but we can’t guarantee the safety of people overseas.

  256. Does anybody *eat* cream of chicken soup, or just cook with it?

    Yes, it’s yummy

  257. but we can’t guarantee the safety of people overseas.

    Or our own citizens, apparently. So our citizen’s rights trump the rights of the illegal who rapes and kills them.

  258. Beasn, how hard would it have been (assuming the PD knew he was a resident alien) for the cops to say, “yes, you can call the Mexican consul.”

  259. But, as evidenced in AZ, we aren’t supposed to ask the immigration status of people that are arrested. Plus, if they asked, who says he didn’t say “i’m an american”

  260. Beasn, how hard would it have been (assuming the PD knew he was a resident alien) for the cops to say, “yes, you can call the Mexican consul.”

    Isn’t that what his lawyer was for?

  261. Wait a second…..what the heck was Mesa talking about?

    Huh? What? When? Where?

    And don’t we joke about killing each other all the time?

    As in, “I will kill you last!” or “Whose turn is it to shoot xbrad in the face with a bazooka?”

  262. Car in, that goes to the same doctrine that the police have a positive duty to tell you that you CAN have a lawyer.

  263. From CNN article:

    The state argued that Leal never revealed his Mexican citizenship at arrest, and his defense team never raised the consular access issue at trial.

  264. She’s not guilty of murder one/

  265. Wow – Casey Anthony is getting off?

  266. Oh, and thanks for trying, Clint!

  267. Providing false information to law enforcement…

    Guilty

  268. Only crime – lying to the police.

  269. Wow – Casey Anthony is getting off?

    WTF?

  270. Perhaps she can move on and have a family now!

  271. Casey Anthony trial.

    Not guilty of murder, child abuse, manslaughter.

    Guilty of providing false information.

  272. Guess I should refresh more often!

  273. Guess I should refresh more often!

    Hands Jay bar of soap.

  274. Did you guys hear that Casey Anthony is not guilty of the major charges???!!!!11ty!

  275. Boy, I’d hate to be her next kid…..

  276. Car in, there’s a running shoe question at my blog for you.

    No, really!

  277. Well, now she is free to screw and party without worrying about children……how fortunate for her!

  278. Also, dammit, Cathy, quit stealing my jokes!

  279. Comment by xbradtc on July 5, 2011 11:50 am
    WTF is a “clitoris?

    Last time I checked, it is a little nub of skin just above a man’s moustache.

    Didn’t your momma teach you these things?”

  280. Mare, she will be too busy looking for the real killer.

  281. Mare, she will be too busy looking for the real killer.

    Searches to be conducted on golf courses all over the country.

  282. It’s not as if he were just visiting here.

    Yeah, and it’s not as if he broke some arcane local custom/law.
    I mean, raping and killing a child is pretty universally AGAINST THE LAW in most civilized countries…..

  283. I guess our only hope is that Ms. Anthony decides to break in to someone’s house to steal back that cheerleading trophy that she won in high school…..

  284. Hands Jay bar of soap.

    Thank goodness I didn’t have to bend over for it.

    *too easy

  285. Also, dammit, Cathy, quit stealing my jokes!

    C’mon, Xbrad. Lemme reach in your joke stash.

    The Xbrad Funneh Meter™ is still high, and still early in the month.

  286. I have to admit I’ve paid zero attention to this trial, so, there ya go.

    But if Nancy Grace is wigging out, I’m probably liking that part.

  287. Billy Cunningham was talking about this the other night. Says there is only circumstantial evidence aplenty around a very unsympathetic character. How does one convict with no solid proof of anything beyond lies?

  288. I happened upon coverage on Fox a few nights ago for the first time and still have no interest. Time to move on. If she really is guilty her life or her afterlife will be hell. I won’t care.

  289. his defense team never raised the consular access issue at trial

    Then legally, Leal has a big problem. You normally aren’t allowed to raise an issue for the first time on appeal. If Leal and his lawyers were just keeping the issue in their hip pocket and waited until he was on death row to bring it up, fuck him. It’s a technicality that he waived.

    I might feel differently if his conviction was based on a confession, because he did not have access to someone telling him not to talk to the cops. But there was no prejudice to him. If his bite marks were all over the body, it’s not as if a chat with the Mexican consul would have made any difference.

  290. Heh, in the spirit of TiFW’s trophy post, I wonder how long it will be before Casey said she acted in self defense.

  291. What do you want to bet that some communist Hollyweird fucktard is alreay putting together a movie portraying her as an innocent?

  292. This from a retired teacher………………

    In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I’ve noticed that more and more people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art of capitalization. For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the following statement. “Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.”

    Is everybody clear on that?

  293. Michael, the response to THAT is that foreign governments would argue that is exactly WHY the conviction should be overturned. There’s no guarantee to a foreign government that there isn’t collusion between defense and prosecution (or incompetence of defense), and if your argument holds water, the treaty provisions are worthless.

  294. New poat toastie is up.


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