Hands Up, Sucker

About 144 million tax returns will be collected by the IRS for 2011.  Of those, about 47% will pay no federal income tax.  A quick twist of the calculator tells me that about 76 million people will therefore cough up the dough.

The auto bailout cost about $23.6B, which means that the average, federal income tax paying citizen paid about $310 to help support the auto industry in 2011 (this would represent total cost).  Most people would look at this and think that it’s not that big of a deal–except that all of it was completely unnecessary.  The administration used TARP funds to bailout GM and Chrysler so that union pensions and wages would not be reduced as part of the normal bankruptcy process.  The investors took the cut rather than the entire organization, thus preserving a core voting bloc for Obama.  Your $310 was transferred directly to a UAW worker, that averaged $40.33 per hour in wages and benefits, or $83,886 per year.

As part of the reelection campaign, the Obama administration is going to constantly tout the ‘saving of the auto industry’ as a positive accomplishment.  The amount of money poured into the gaping maw of the auto industry is staggering–50 times that of Solyndra–and should be called out for what it is: corruption, straight up.

TURDSDAY MORNING POAT UPDATE by Hotspur

451 Comments

  1. This has no boobs. WTF?

  2. All I need to know about the Paleo diet is this:

    Beverages
    Cordain is much more lenient about beverages than Audette. With Audette, it’s water and tea, and limited quantities of juice – specifically no coffee and no alcohol. Cordain anything other than water should only be drunk in moderation, with the following recommendations.

    * Diet soda (very controversial in the Paleo community from what I can tell)
    * Coffee
    * Tea

    Also, although in one place Cordain says alcohol “should be limited to an occasional glass of wine, beer, or spirits”, in another place in the book he defines moderation as:

    * Wine – 2 4 oz glasses
    * Beer – 1 12 oz serving
    * Spirits – 4 oz (which is more than is recommended by anyone else, Paleo or not)

    DEAD TO ME

  3. Organized my financial stuff to get ready for paying taxes, and found that Rocketboy’s college fund lost a chunk of change again, and they charged us $25 for the privilege. Should have put it under the mattress.

  4. How’s dad?

  5. Car in, the earliest archeological evidence for heart disease was in pyramid-era Egypt. Not coincidentally, they were among the first to domesticate wheat and bake bread.

    *does eye-pointy thing*

    Not convinced. How much other archeological evidence is there regarding the relative health of man of man from 4-5000 years ago?

  6. PLUS, once I get my tummy tuck and boob job, I’ll look JUST like one of those aging, desperate to hang on to their youth, bitches down on South Beach.
    —————————————–
    I’m in Boca/Miami a lot, and it still surprises me that the people look so…different. I’ve thought to myself, “it’s probably not as prevalent as I think, the stretchy-pouty people probably just stick out more.” Then, at dinner last week I counted the stretch-pouty people by table and it was everywhere. Shit, the hostess had fake lips, boobs, and a facelift.

  7. Second day in a row with no laura in Morning Jolt.

    *unsubscribes

  8. Cordain is good, but Robb Wolf is better.

    Also, alcohol isn’t terribly good for you. Duh.

    Oh, and red wine might not have any benefits either.

  9. *eats yogurt, another forbidden food on Paleo

  10. Also, alcohol isn’t terribly good for you. Duh.

    Oh, and red wine might not have any benefits either.

    SEE WHAT HE’S SAYING HERE?

    I don’t know why any of you guys listen to Leon.

  11. I don’t have the all the results in hand Leon, I just spoke to the adjuster who gave me all the reasons why my monthly premium would be 50fuckingpercent higher than what I was quoted.

    LDL was a factor, along with family history of heart disease (Dad), depression (Mom, Sister), and cancer (Dad).

    Apparently I can quit smoking and if I get better biometric scores I will lower my rate by 2/3 in a year. Also my boss wants me to quit smoking. So, yeah.

  12. Dairy is iffy in paleo circles. Most folk say “take it out for awhile, see how you do, put it back in and see what changes”. I’ve been off cheese for a month, and my skin is a lot better. That reallllllly pisses me off, but I have to accept that cheese might be a sometimes food.

  13. I don’t think I can do the pouty-lips thing.

    *abandons South Beach diet, switches to Paleo

  14. Second day in a row with no laura in Morning Jolt.

    *unsubscribes

    I am with you on that. Pffft.

  15. Dad is stable for now. No news.

  16. Smoking and family history have got to have more weight in their calculations. Smoking you can fix, though.

    Next time, you could also prep for the test a bit. Blood cholesterol is a snapshot, LDL especially. It can vary by +/- 30 points just between tests and within the same week. You can get it tested at a lot of drug stores, so you could eat carefully (or fast), and get it tested to see if you can rig a lower result.

  17. Dad is stable for now.

    Glad to hear it. Prayers for improvement.

  18. The woman on the morning news sounds exactly like the dirty signs girl.

    **waits her to sign “The weather today sucks.”

  19. Is your basement getting back to normal Roamy?

  20. When I was dieting last year, I couldn’t drink at all without stopping the fat burning. Even a vinaigrette salad dressing would have an effect I could see on the scale. No drinky, I’d lose 1-2 lbs a week. Drinky, weight loss stopped or reversed for a week.

    Sucks, but there it is.

  21. When I eliminate all grains – I cannot run. I can’t. I can run a few miles, then I’m dead.

    When I don’t eat enough protein, my strength training suffers.

    balance.

    I don’t eat much cheese. Yogurt. Milk in my coffee.

  22. Jebus, Pupster, that is almost criminal. Where did the concept of group pricing which spreads the risk go?!?

    (as an aside, I’m still only smoking 4 cigs a day using the e-cig; email me if you want so I don’t go ‘all gluten’ here).

  23. Paleo is carb-agnostic. I get mine from tubers (no skins) and occasional fruit. I have high-carb days (I backload after lifting) and low-carb days. My energy level is pretty good.

  24. Even a vinaigrette salad dressing would have an effect I could see on the scale. No drinky, I’d lose 1-2 lbs a week. Drinky, weight loss stopped or reversed for a week.

    Sucks, but there it is.

    No, I totally agree with weight loss. When ever I cut the nightly cocktail, I drop down to my preferred weight.

    But, who wants to be their preferred weight all the time? amiright?

  25. I fasted before the test for 12 hours, like they told me to. Nothing but water and NO COFFEE!

    I use heavy cream in about 10-12 cups of coffee a day. Cheese on every salad. I don’t think I can do without the dairy.

  26. But, who wants to be their preferred weight all the time? amiright?

    *raises hand*

    Work time.

  27. How many cigarettes in that 12 hours? LDL is like a a clean-up crew: it shows up when something’s causing inflammation or irritating tissues. Smoking does both.

  28. My energy level can be fine on low-carb days. Until mile #4. Then I DIE.

    Even attempting to lose weight – through strict dieting – is really hard if you’re training to run a half.

    Like, impossible. Unless you really don’t care how long it takes to finish, or how miserable you are during the process.

    Of course, not everyone wants to run, or has similar goals. I just resist because I know the paleo diet is wrong for me.

    And because I’m a stinker. I really don’t eat too much differently. Except for my ONE piece of hearty toast with my eggs in the morning, and occasional brown rice or whole wheat pasta at night.

    And my yogurt. and … lol …

  29. use heavy cream in about 10-12 cups of coffee a day. Cheese on every salad. I don’t

    Really? wow. can you thin that out to 2% or lower? 51 calories in 1 tbl of heavy cream.

  30. Thanks, MJ, yes, it is. I still have the dehumidifier running full blast.

    The coolest thing was opening the box marked “family quilts”. Dad had packed this, and I had assumed it was full of my grandmother’s quilts. There’s one made by my great-grandmother (at least 83 years old) and one made by my great-great-grandmother (at least 127 years old). There’s notes written by my grandmother about the pattern and who they were made for.

    That made up for some of the other crap.

  31. Yeah, dieting to lose weight while training for a performance goal is asinine. Maybe even asiten.

    Ok, I really have to leave now. Stupid work.

  32. I’ll be back when somebody gets nekkid

  33. Stable is a step in the right direction; good to hear and continued prayers, Carin.

  34. But, who wants to be their preferred weight all the time? amiright?

    *raises hand*

    Eh, obviously I’d prefer to be a perfect weight all the time, but life is for living. I live a little, diet a little.

    balance.

  35. Cool about the quilts, roamy. they were all ok?

  36. I cannot believe what drudge is using as headlines. Wow.

    Oh, and I don’t have a bubble of any kind.

  37. The quilts being saved is a blessing for sure. Real family history.

  38. Carin, I think so. I should take pics.

    Work time for me, too. Y’all have a good day. (((squishy hugs)))

  39. If needed, Roamy, there are contents restoration companies that SPECIALIZE in cleaning flood damaged anything. They can sometimes even restore books.

    /insurance claims consultant hat off

  40. I’ve switched to eating a bit more protein, cut the second dinner at 9pm, and reduced my alcohol intake.

    I feel pretty good, and still have plenty of energy for the long runs.

    My friends have been teasing me about being less fun, though. They are now asking me if Fun MJ is going to show up.

  41. I have a bunch of quilts too. My family was farmers, and some of the really old ones have flour sacks as the backing.

  42. roamy, you should take pics. My wife collects quilts too, and she’d be interested in the stories behind them along with the pics.

  43. Heh, those would be cool quilts, MJ.

  44. I’ve switched to eating a bit more protein, cut the second dinner at 9pm, and reduced my alcohol intake.

    I feel pretty good, and still have plenty of energy for the long runs.

    I think in general people eat too many carbs. If most people cut back, they’d do themselves good. I really just need a piece of toast or something a few hours before I run and I’m fine.

  45. Okay, nekkid shower time then boy morning school rush time. My oldest will be staying home for the 4th day this week with this flu that’s going around. It’s a buggah.

    XOXOXO

  46. Cut back or cut out sugar.

    Fin.

  47. Good morning :)

    How much other archeological evidence is there regarding the relative health of man of man from 4-5000 years ago?

    You really don’t want me to start spouting, I know, but in short, not much. We can only derive from analyzing coprolitic data, which can be sketchy, as well as from what is actually found in burial sites and storage sites.

    I remember working on a dig with my college prof. He was all excited about finding a stash (my wording) of certain grains (or rather, the decayed remains of it) back in the corner of the first lot. He kept saying it was part of their diet. I asked him if it could also be just a pile of what they decided they didn’t like, and thus tossed to the side.

    His face totally froze in shock. Sometimes what one sees isn’t what someone else sees ;)

  48. Sugar substitutes are worse.

  49. It’s official, Drudge and Coulter are sympatico.

  50. My wife collects quilts too, and she’d be interested in the stories behind them along with the pics.
    ———————————————-
    I’ll send you some pictures if you remind me, Jay. I have some pretty cool stuff and my mom has a ton.

  51. I didn’t say to eat sugar substitutes, I agree, they’re horrible.

  52. finally, somebody strips

  53. finally, somebody strips

    You assumed the rest of us are clothed.

  54. Sounds good, MJ.

    You’re all right. I don’t care what Car in and mare say about you.

  55. Pupster, the MOST important “number” for evaluating heart attack risk (and mind you, this is only for Coronary Artery Disease; as far as I know, there is no predictor for cardiac arrest) is the ratio between your Triglyceride number and your HDL number.

    Study after study after study has been done, and this ratio is STILL the only one that researchers have been able to find that has any predictive value whatsoever. (Incidentally, 50% of all heart attacks occur in people whose cholesterol level is below 200, so that number by itself is completely USELESS – don’t let your doctor put you on statins if that’s the only number he/she is going by)

    http://is.gd/YVy98e
    http://is.gd/FUu0CO

    Here’s a VERY handy little calculator tool:
    http://www.hughchou.org/calc/chol.php

    If you’re really concerned, you can have a CAT scan done of your heart; you can only do that every 5 years or so, though, due to the amount of radiation that you will be exposed to (Mr. TiFW had that done; it indicated a small plaque in one of his arteries)

  56. You assumed the rest of us are clothed.

    I am. Work doesn’t like it when you don’t wear pants.

  57. Work doesn’t like it when you don’t wear pants.

    I bet Mare had something to do with that rule…

  58. Sorry, all – I wrote ^^^that last comment^^^ after reading the last thread, not knowing everyone had moved on to gettin’ nekkid….

    Roamy, I am SOOOOO glad that your quilts were spared (and the stories that go with them). What an amazing treasure for you!

    Ags – love that archeological study; just goes to show, huh?

  59. >> You assumed the rest of us are clothed.

    mybad, mybad

  60. love that archeological study; just goes to show, huh?

    I loved going, but for some reason, the profs didn’t… ;)

  61. Ha! Dumbass http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cirDaWcGwIE

  62. Sounds good, MJ.
    —————————
    I emailed my mom. At the least it will give her a project that she can complete with her iPad.

  63. Why did my update get bahleeted from the HHD thread?

  64. I asked him if it could also be just a pile of what they decided they didn’t like, and thus tossed to the side.

    You should have told him it might be just a pile of goat flop.

  65. You can put it here. This is just random thoughts because we needed a new post, and I liked the picture.

  66. I remember a co-op experience I had once – the “smartest guy in the room” (and a real asshole about it, too) had designed a stress test model for some soil for a big project the company was building overseas (they needed to know how much of a load it could bear).

    Dude KNEW exactly at what point the soil SHOULD fail, so he ramped the loads up pretty fast in the beginning, with the plan being that everyone would pay attention to the gauge numbers when they got closer to the expected fail point.

    About halfway through the test, a string of expletives could be heard all the way across the test site.

    Mr. “I’m smarter than the rest of you peons” was royally pissed because the soil had failed LONG before all of the models had said it was supposed to fail, and they had missed getting that crucial data.

    That was my first experience with “theory” vs. “reality”…..

  67. You should have told him it might be just a pile of goat flop.

    I almost did. But I had a feeling the puritanical SOB would have tossed me off the dig.

  68. POAT UPDATE

  69. POAT UPDATE

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    *smooches Hotspur*

  70. WATCH!!!

  71. I remember working on a dig with my college prof. He was all excited about finding a stash (my wording) of certain grains (or rather, the decayed remains of it) back in the corner of the first lot. He kept saying it was part of their diet. I asked him if it could also be just a pile of what they decided they didn’t like, and thus tossed to the side.

    Ha ha ha …

  72. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Stupid arabs.

  73. “Romney is the most electable candidate not only because it will be nearly impossible for the media to demonize this self-made Mormon square, devoted to his wife and church, but precisely because he is the most conservative candidate.”

    Ok, Coulter has jumped the shark.

  74. And again … lol.

    ALLAH AKBAR!!!

  75. Reminds me of this.

  76. Jan Brewer was supposed to kiss Obama’s ass. She kicked him with the dick slippers instead.

    He’ll probably get the First Wookie to beat her up.

  77. Crap. I gotta run to Meijer.

    Wish me luck.

    crap crap crap.

  78. ha ha ha … that was funny too dave

  79. Aggie’s video gets funnier every time I watch it.

  80. Wow, Rubio sure is affecting Romney’s numbers in Florida. Did he actually endorse him, or did he just stick up for him against Gingrich’s ads?

  81. Reminds me of this.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Ok, Coulter has jumped the shark.

    First Christie, and now Romney. I wonder if Mitt promised her Press Secretary position?

  82. I just heard Quinnipiac poll results from Florida and Romney is beating Obama.

    Obama beats Gingrich by 10.

    Coulter might be right.

  83. I wonder if Mitt promised her Press Secretary position?

    Liberal heads would assplode. He should do it.

  84. Liberal heads would assplode.

    Probably more so than when Tony Snow got the job.

    *sheds tears*

  85. I wonder if Mitt promised her Press Secretary position?

    I’d actually pay money if this happened.

  86. HEADER UPDATE FOR HOSTAGETTES!!!

  87. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  88. I’ve been off cheese for a month, and my skin is a lot better.

    Less dairy = less mucus production too

  89. You anti-sugar folks – What is you opinion on blue agave nectar as a substitute?

  90. Snow White is a sistah:

    http://is.gd/rOqeSg

  91. Is there a link for that poll, Scott?

  92. What is you opinion on blue agave nectar as a substitute?

    If it comes from the same plant as the best tequila, it has to be good.

  93. Now that I’m more awake I read your poat, MJ. That’s good red meath math right there.

  94. Srsly, the way people are going on, why don’t they just tell Barry we called off any election and we are going to sign over all our properties to his benevolent ass.

  95. “Comment by LC Aggie Sith on January 26, 2012 9:32 am

    finally, somebody strips

    You assumed the rest of us are clothed.”

    And that my friends is WHY Aggie has my heart

  96. MCPO, I like the agave but I prefer Stevia. Not the Truvia.

  97. Oh yes, Oso; Stevia is wonderful. Ever since I heard/read the story about how flys won’t go near margarine, I’ve stayed with real butter or sugar–no artificial anything, especially for my boys.

  98. So, the poll for the general election is among REGISTERED voters, not LIKELY voters.

    We’ve got to educate people about poll manipulation – politicians know about the herd mentality, and they know that most uninformed people will vote for whoever they THINK everyone else is going to pick.

    That link to the poll “tool” that I posted yesterday really opened my eyes to the reality of the percentages…..

  99. And that my friends is WHY Aggie has my heart

    *smooches* :D

  100. Aggs, its the small pleasures in life……..

  101. Carin??

  102. Wow, this is amazing, what CBS took pictures of during a March to Life rally. 0 pictures of the actual rallies, only pictures of pro-choice counter-protesters.

    http://www.getreligion.org/2012/01/whats-missing-from-cbs-march-for-life-slides/

    The Anchoress had a post on it, too:

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2012/01/24/pro-lifers-and-the-truth-phobic-press/

  103. LV stopped by last evening for a snack and on hearing Obumbler’s voice from the TV said “There goes that stinky man again”

  104. evidently all the pro-lifers are vampires, cant be photographed

  105. Well, I have to head to the apple store. Should I pick up an iPad for Car in? Maybe just the case, in case she gets one soon.

  106. “There goes that stinky man again”

    Heh heh heh. Good girl!

  107. “There goes that stinky man again”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! What a cutie :)

    only pictures of pro-choice counter-protesters.

    Figures….

  108. LV must be a trip to be around. She’s got all the one liners!

  109. My day is not going as smoothly as I’d hoped.

  110. LV is the mort saul of her generation, i marvel at her ability to cut thru the poop to the point of things
    she told the SO last night that she was glad she was “Fluffy” cos fluffy hugs are the best kind

  111. What happened, Carin?

  112. WATCH!!!
    —————–
    Ha! At some point I really think we should write out letters from Mohammed to Mohammed as an American PsyOps.

    Step 1: Dump old weapons in ME.
    Step 2: Include letter like this:

    Hey Bro! I saw that good for nothing Mohammed from the next tribe over checking out your ninth wife the other day. For real, dude! He was like, “That burqaa is hot, and don’t even get me started about her ankles.” You can find him if you take the goat path 3 miles north, then make a left at the priceless ancient artifact that we use as a toilet.

    Srsly, Mohammed, I think Mohammed is after one of your wives.

    Love,
    Mohammed

    Step 3: See video.

  113. Do they even know what “Storm in” means?

  114. HAHA! Those letters are the schnizz.

    Oh and Shocker: There is another debate tonight.
    @_@

  115. Thanks for the link, Jay!

  116. Liam Neeson is a douche.

  117. car battery was dead, when i had errands to run, then locked myself out of the car at the store.

  118. Liam?

    http://is.gd/DunitP

  119. car battery was dead, when i had errands to run, then locked myself out of the car at the store.
    ———————————-
    You shouldn’t drive.

  120. apparently.

  121. I know a place that will keep you goin’, Carin.

  122. From Jay’s link:

    Highlighting the fluid nature of the race in Florida is the finding that 24% of likely primary voters say they still could change their minds before the final vote on Tuesday. That’s down from 32% on Sunday. Eight percent (8%) still haven’t made their initial choice. The 69% who are certain how they will vote includes 78% of Gingrich supporters, 74% of Romney voters, 67% of Paul’s backers and 61% of Santorum’s.

    And nationally, Gingrich is STILL ahead of Romney, according to Rasmussen.

    Still anyone’s game…..

  123. …car battery was dead…

    I’ll take “Irony” for $400, Alex…..

  124. TiFW – The cobbler’s kids are ALWAYS barefoot!

  125. WIll it “start me up”?

    Stupid thing is that the new special battery is sitting in the garage. @@

  126. Everyone. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ojiJCQvEJ0

  127. Have fun with this one:
    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/01/26/caption-this-29/

  128. Well, work out finished, email read and lunch consumed. On to a shower and then, the never-ending gift of laundry.

  129. “Coulter might be right.”

    She ends up being right because everyone is POUNDING on Newt and Rubio’s 2 cents.

  130. wpdunns LV for President!

  131. Ann Coulter is hawt.

  132. Amazing to me how much establishment types on our side are so against Newt. They’re brutal.

    Romney is such a squish on top of big gubmint daddy wanting to overlord your health.

  133. Yes, brutal. I can’t believe what’s happening and the establishment types (Coulter included) can go screw themselves with a rolled up copy of Romneycare!

  134. Heh, Rush says as much.

    And what frustrates me is that our side IS eating their own and when up against the commie punk, won’t touch him. Will continue to treat him as if he’s a god.

  135. What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

  136. Mare and I are lamenting and knashing our teeth.

  137. Don’t worry about running out of money. The debt limit will be increased, to 16 trillion. So we got that going for us.

  138. Okay, I’m about to be unpopular with a few people here, but here goes…

    Newt Gingrich is not going to be the next POTUS. In fact, Newt Gingrich is never going to be POTUS. I don’t particularly like any of the GOP candidates, but we are almost certainly going to lose if Newt is the eventual nominee. I’ll vote for him if he’s the one who ends up on the ballot, but we’ll lose.

  139. I’m pissed Jay.

    Obama, Coulter, Mittens, the GOP, can suck my dick.

    I’m thinking at this point on, Newt should just start going after Barry, and Mittens Robomneycare.

  140. I totally agree with Sean.

    (He paid me $20 to say that.)

  141. Sean, I’m of the same mind, but it’s pissworthy that they will ravage each other and mince around the mompantsy-boy.

    And Mitt seems the worst, not to mention what I mentioned above.

  142. I’m coming to that conclusion too, Sean. And I like Newt.

  143. LV is boycotting ICE CREAM SAMMICHES, the horror the horror!

  144. oh lookie there, he is ‘now’ selling oil and gas leases in the gulf. How convenient.

  145. Why can’t he be elected? For once, I’m not being a dick, I’d just like to know your thoughts.

  146. *eats another piece of chocolate*

  147. Each time you break away,
    I think you’re gone to stay. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsdTjuj6fps

  148. It’s going to be Mitt Ham Sandwich McRomney.

    The science is settled.

  149. Not one of you has seriously considered Rick Santorum?

  150. Newt has too many things against him. The negative campaigning is working. Romney is presenting a blank slate, and not as much is sticking to him.

  151. I’m gonna go back to what S.E. Cupp wrote yesterday:

    In no measure does Gingrich fit what conservatives want in their candidate.

    Tea Party voters want a small-government, anti-establishment Washington outsider. Gingrich fails on all three counts.

    Establishment Republicans want an electable candidate. Gingrich fails here, as well.

    Social conservatives want a candidate who reflects their family values. Um . . .

    We don’t have many good options, but when I look at it that way, Newt is only barely more palatable a choice for me than Luap Nor, and there’s no way in hell I’d cast a vote for his bugfuck crazy ass.

  152. MJ, I haven’t a clue. To me Newt and Romney have the same number of negatives, Romneycare being the worse as it’s ramifications affect me, whereas Newt’s wives do not. Romney = more flipflops. Newt has history of residing over a congress that did good things.

    Let them duke it out – winner take all- but for crying out loud it’s so obvious the establishment is trying to squash him while sucking Obama’s balls and being on board with a lot of his crap.

  153. I considered Rick Perry, too, Chief. I also voted in the primary for him. I don’t see Santorum winning many primaries, besides Iowa. Can’t win the nom without winning primaries.

  154. Why can’t he be elected? For once, I’m not being a dick, I’d just like to know your thoughts.

    Because women find him revolting. Young people think he’s a dinosaur. And the media have all of the ammunition they need to tear him a new asshole.

    The so-called independents won’t vote for him.

    He’s a pariah.

  155. 1. Why the heck would LV boycott ice cream sandwiches?

    2. Newt in so many ways reminds me of the “mavericyness” of McCain, wherein he’s more focused on promoting himself, rather than the GOP.

  156. When I look at Romney, I see McCain, my friends.

    The people I liked most, are out.

  157. I agree with SE Cupp on the Washington outsider thing. I disagree with her on the small government argument. I do believe Newt wants to get government out of our lives. Hence he’s for smaller government. I also think he is outside of the establishment, but that’s harder to point out.

  158. Newt in so many ways reminds me of the “mavericyness” of McCain,

    Jinx?

    *scratches head*

  159. I was going to vote for Romney, before McCain, in 2008. So that bar is a little higher.

  160. Oh, and Mittens has a problem with the base for sure because of Romneycare, but let’s think about that pragmatically for a second. It’s not like the MFM can pick up that particular club to bash him with, seeing as how they’d be scoring a pretty big own-goal, right?

  161. but that’s harder to point out.

    How when all of their guns are aimed and shooting at him?

  162. It’s not like the MFM can pick up that particular club to bash him with, seeing as how they’d be scoring a pretty big own-goal, right?

    I think you are underestimating the MFM. After all, they were comparing Obama to Reagan for this week’s SOTU.

  163. It’s not like the MFM can pick up that particular club to bash him with, seeing as how they’d be scoring a pretty big own-goal, right?

    And that is how we have to pick out candidate, by whether or not the MFM (a.k.a. the DNC) approves?

    Romneycare = Obamacare

    Don’t want. No thank you. Mittens can shove it up his ass.

  164. Beasn, frankly, at this point, I’m more emotionally invested in the first half of my previous comment.

    That is, who would boycott ice cream sammiches, and why?

  165. Don’t want. No thank you. Mittens can shove it up his ass.

    Unless I misremember something, didn’t he say he was in favor of repealing it?

  166. Rush is playing Barry soundbites…buffett, rich pay your fair share, blah blah blah….secretary….blah….

    Tell me why Mittens isn’t defending the taxes he paid before he paid/pays his 15% capital gains?

    *pokes eye out with fork*

  167. Hotspur, at either the first or second debate, he said he would leave it to the states to opt out.

    And now one of his advisers is claiming they can’t (won’t) repeal it.

  168. and by leaving it to the states to opt out, some won’t , which means we still will be paying for it.

  169. *Enters a state of extreme depression upon learning that beasn has a dick.*

  170. xbrad, I boycott ice cream sammiches because I can’t eat them.

  171. HS, he said he was in favor of repeal and turning over to the states. He has just flipped so often, no one takes him seriously. I’m resigned to voting for the turd sandwich.

  172. It’s not a matter of what they do or don’t approve of. It’s a matter of strategy.

    I haven’t been enthusiastic about ANY of the candidates we’ve had this year. It would be nice if I didn’t have to hold my nose when going into the voting booth, but I’ve become reconciled to the fact that I’m gonna be doing so no matter what once November rolls around. Zombie Reagan just isn’t coming back to save us. But if it comes down to Newt or Mittens, I’m going with the one who I think has a ghost of a chance when it comes to beating Obama.

  173. So if nobody is happy with Newt or Mittens, why the refusal to look at the stand on issues taken by Senator Santorum? Because he doesn’t get headlines from Drudge, Ace and Ann Coulter?

  174. So, do you imagine that if we take the senate and hold the house, and they write legislation repealing it that he will veto it?

  175. oh for pete’s sake she doesnt like the generic sammiches we have she wants Sponge Bob ones

  176. Oh, that makes some sense, Dunn.

    Not a lot, mind you.

    Just tell her the generic ones are Cahill’s favorites.

  177. *Enters a state of extreme depression upon learning that beasn has a dick.*

    Compared to many of the ball-less, I haz one. (technically, I do own one as one is attached to Mr. Beasn).

  178. HS, I think he should have vetoed the Masscare mess he claims the Legislature stuck him with. He didn’t and I believe he wouldn’t as President. He seems to settle for the best deal because he doesn’t seem to have a core set of beliefs that aren’t negotiable.

  179. He is not in favor of repeal, as far as I know. That is a different legal circumstance than issuing a waiver to the states, which can be easily removed. On his site he seems to favor sending the money to the states, which does holds the increased spending in place. As I read it, he’s just turn over Obamacare to the governors to figure out.

    It’s written in consultant legalese so I’m not exactly sure what he intends.

  180. MCPO, by the time my Primary rolls around Santorum will be marginalized. He didn’t get the bump from Iowa. It might have helped him in NH. He was my second choice after Perry.

  181. cahill does indeed like the kind we have, as for newt mitt et all, they are NOT my first second or 100th choice, i fear we have been snookered folks, the country club pubs want the status quo

  182. Whew. I’ve spend all afternoon putting together a photo album for my husband’s b-day. Just sent daughter off with the last batch of photos to be added.

    I know it *sounds* like a sucky present but 1) I’m saving HIM money by not buying him something 2) he doesn’t really want much and 3) he’s been begging me to organize and do something with all the pictures we have digitalized.

    win/win.

  183. I’m gonna say one more thing here about primary politics, and then I’ll shut up about that for the day.

    Just about anybody who can make it far enough to be included in nationally televised debates IS an “establishment” candidate, no matter how much they say otherwise. You have to have backing from at least a few people with serious money and political experience (and the willingness to use both on your behalf) in order to get that far.

  184. Saw somewhere that Norm “Obamacare will never be repealed” Coleman – Mitt’s Campaign Manager – is also rumored to be his choice for HHS Secretary if he wins the election.

    Great – we know how hard the guy is gonna fight to try and get rid of it. He’s putting someone in charge who couldn’t beat Al “Stuart Smalley” Franken, for Heaven’s sake…..

  185. I’ve been staring at so many pictures, I can’t tell if it’s my eyes or the pictures that are blurry.

  186. Well, I guess we’ll just let the government manage the decline then. That sounds like fun.

  187. I’ve been staring at so many pictures, I can’t tell if it’s my eyes or the pictures that are blurry.
    —————————–
    If it’s both, woud they appear clear?

    *fires up bong

  188. He’s putting someone in charge who couldn’t beat prevent an election theft by Al “Stuart Smalley” Franken, for Heaven’s sake…..

    fixt

  189. And if Mittens IS the eventual Republican nominee, the issue of Obamacare – the Democrats’ albatross – immediately gets taken off of the table.

    Mitt can’t defend Romneycare; more importantly, if his back is to the wall, he WILL defend Romneycare. He is inextricably tied to it.

    Mitt is like McCain – he wants to go along to get along.

    And a lot of us are sick and tired of that…..

  190. Sean, I know that Gov. Johnson has become a running joke at the HQ. When the debates started he was polling higher than Huntsman and a few others. He was only invited to 3 debates. The Republican establishment has been after him since he started his legalize marijuana campaign. He balanced our state budget and was our most fiscally responsible Gov in recent history. The RNC and the MFM that staged the debates shut him out.

  191. Carin, I think that’s a splendid gift, and not something many are willing to take the time to do anymore.

  192. car in, id rather get that kind of gift than a million quatloos

  193. HS, I’m sorry, but if Coleman was a good enough candidate, wouldn’t his numbers have been able to put him outside of the possibility of having the election stolen?

    I mean, I know that it’s Minnesota, and their politics are beyond my comprehension, but c’mon……

  194. I’m tired of talking politics.

    Last night’s episode of OTH was mostly slow, but ended on a gut wrenching note.

    I watched the pilot for “Touch”. Took a long time to get rolling, but wrapped up very nicely. Having said that, I saw a review that predicted it would be much like the showrunner’s previous endeavor Heroes- great for half a season, then run off the rails. I can see that happening.

    Miami Vice. Watching the first season. Tubbs is the one getting all the pussy. Crockett just looks brooding for the most part.

  195. Car in, I’m sure that hubby will LOVE his present!

    One of Mr. TiFW’s cousins made one of those “albums/books” for Mr. TiFW’s dad since he wasn’t able to make it to the annual camping trip/reunion last summer.

    He shows that to anyone and everyone who comes by the house – he was tickled pink to get something like that!

  196. Did the dog die, XBrad?

    *ducks and runs*

  197. Car in, that sounds like a great birthday gift.

  198. XB, I’m trying to get through my first episode ever of Southland. It’s not ringing any bells yet.

  199. Car in, it’s a good gift. My daughter took some of our pig pictures and framed them up in one of those multi-frame frames and gave it to me for Xmas. I LOVED it and hung it in a high traffic area.

    *makes note to send beasnette some Shari’s berries for V-Day*

  200. I prefer a medium-rare steak and a BJ for my birthday, TYVM.

  201. HS, I’m sorry, but if Coleman was a good enough candidate, wouldn’t his numbers have been able to put him outside of the possibility of having the election stolen?

    No. It was close. It was predicted to be close. That fucking election was stolen.

    If you paid attention to the recount, it was bloody obvious.

  202. Clintbird, Southland isn’t for everyone.

    Only people with refined tastes.

  203. HS is right. It basically came down to Hennepin county, and the totals kept changing. Coleman’s lawyers were awful.

  204. what is OTH?

    im watching Firefly and Dexter reruns mostly thank Yahweh for redbox

  205. J’Ames – I could have gone my whole life without seeing that Barney Frank photo and died happy.

    *stabs out own eyes with dull butter knife*

  206. Dunn, OTH is One Tree Hill.

    I’m not recommending it to a geriatric heart patient. It’s a teen angst drama that has been on so long, it’s now a young adult angst drama.

  207. So, is Barney marrying the guy who sold weed out of his house or the guy who ran a prostitution ring out of his house?

  208. Xbrad, i have preteen angst enough here

    Sean the idea if i were gay that for some reason other than im being paid enough, that backdoor barney is remotely tolerable is mind numbingly insane

  209. OK, this will make me feel better!

    http://tinyurl.com/7xrqraj

  210. I remember that election, HS – I just didn’t remember that it had been projected to be that close. But I DO remember those awful recounts…..

    Hey, due to the storm Tuesday night (which took out our cable), we missed being able to record “Justified”, and it’s not playing again.

    Anyone know how we can get a copy of that episode? TIA!

  211. master chief EXCELLENT

  212. *cough*Usenet*cough*

  213. Every once in a while, my printer makes “starting” noises for no good reason that I can discern whatsoever…..

  214. >> why the refusal to look at the stand on issues taken by Senator Santorum?

    I like Santorum but he isn’t going anywhere. A 19pt thrashing in your own state is a death knell.

    The problem with Newt is people hate his ass. So much so they’re willing to redefine “conesrvative” to make it fit Mitt. It’s pure animus and it’s huge, and it’s a terrible liability to carry into the general.

    So yeah, I am going to begrudginly support Mitt. Here’s how we make that somewhat bearable, work down ticket to get more conservatives in both Houses, especially the Senate, and they will send him bills we support and he’ll sign em.

    I can live with results. I don’t need commitment.

  215. TiFW, you can watch it here.

    http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/internet/justified/

  216. Dave – You do recall the reason for the 19 pt. defeat, right?

  217. Enjoy the ride.

    http://www.wimp.com/breathtakingfootage/

  218. In the Coleman race, wasn’t that where the counts kept changing according to how many ballots ‘found’ in the trunks of various democrat cars depending on how much ahead Coleman got?

  219. So yeah, I am going to begrudginly support Mitt. Here’s how we make that somewhat bearable, work down ticket to get more conservatives in both Houses, especially the Senate, and they will send him bills we support and he’ll sign em.

    dave johnson is right!

  220. >> Dave – You do recall the reason for the 19 pt. defeat, right?

    Yeah, 20% more voters chose Bob Casey. What the hell difference does it make why he lost? He got creamed. It was the worst defeat in any Senate race that year. It was one of the worst defeats of a Senate incumbent in the last 30 years.

  221. He got creamed because he was Bush and Casey talked conservative?

  222. 10,000 more votes in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties than there were registered voters, conservatives stayed home because Bush convinced him to campaign for Specter 2 years prior and the son of the last “conservative” Democrat governor of PA running against him.

    But hey, support the author of Romneycare or the serial adulterer. . . your call.

  223. […] Breathtaking spy plane footage. [VIDEO] Given that the Air Force just announced it is cancelling the RQ-4 Global Hawk in favor of continuing the U-2, this seems a pretty good time to share this video. Thanks to Hotspur at the H2. […]

  224. I asplain myself – here’s why the reason doesn’t matter but the result does, and it’s a huge liability for Rick.

    When a governor or a Senator from a given state runs for national office, most of the rest of the country doesn’t know much about him. The politically aware might know a little, but we sure as hell don’t know as much about him as the people from his home state.

    So we look to PA, and we say “hey Pennsylvania, how much do you like your boy?” And in Rick’s case the answer is “we can’t stand the little shit either so we booted him out of office as hard as we could.”

    That’s a beeg problem. That’s why he isn’t going anywhere, even though he has a good conservative record and good conservative idears.

    And Iowa doesn’t count. Because Iowa is retarded (sorry Jay).

  225. Brad, you may want to include this on your poat. It came in an email. I don’t know who wrote it, but it’s interesting

    A Ride in a U2 Spy Plane, Enjoy!

    You can see why the U-2 is considered the most difficult plane in the world to fly. Each pilot has a co-pilot, who chases the plane on the runway in a sports car. Most of the cars are either Pontiac GTOs or Chevrolet Cameros — the Air Force buys American. The chase cars talk the pilot down as he lands on bicycle-style landing gear.

    In that spacesuit, the pilot in the plane simply cannot get a good view of the runway. Upon takeoff, the wings on this plane, which extend 103 feet from tip to tip, literally flap. To stabilize the wings on the runway, two pogo sticks on wheels prop up the ends of the wings.
    As the plane flies away, the pogo sticks drop off. The plane climbs at an amazing rate of nearly 10,000 feet a minute. Within about four minutes, I was at 40,000 feet, higher than any commercial airplane. We kept going up to 13 miles above Earth’s surface.

    You get an incredible sensation up there. As you look out the windows, it feels like you’re floating, it feels like you’re not moving, but you’re actually going 500 mph.. The U-2 was built to go higher than any other aircraft. In fact today, more than 50 years since it went into production, the U-2 flies higher than any aircraft in the world with the exception of the space shuttle.

    It is flying more missions and longer missions than ever before — nearly 70 missions a month over Iraq and Afghanistan , an operational tempo that is unequaled in history. The pilots fly for 11 hours at a time, sometimes more than 11 hours up there alone. By flying so high, the U-2 has the capability of doing reconnaissance over a country without actually violating its airspace. It can look off to the side, peering 300 miles or more inside a country without actually flying over it. It can “see” in the dark and through clouds.

    It can also “hear,” intercepting conversations 14 miles below. The U-2, an incredible piece of history and also a current piece of high technology, is at the center of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .

  226. Thanks, HS, I do believe I will add that.

  227. Well, our ‘side’, as in the ‘establishment’ is attacking the shit out of our ‘side’ to get their chosen one in.

    And in the general, will pet and praise Obama for being clean and articulate and loving his country though misguided.

    I compare the negatives and the ‘chosen one’ is Barry-lite.

  228. Archer tonight!

  229. Well, at least during the general election we’ll have two stuttering, automatons to regale us with ideas of how government can offer more efficient solutions to the systematic, inherent obstacles facing our great nation.

    BARF!

  230. Hey xbrad, lets talk about something fun. Blonde or brunette?

  231. Hey xbrad, lets talk about something fun. Blonde or brunette Pitch or Catch?

    fixt

  232. Blond for fun, brunette for naughty.

  233. >> >> 10,000 more votes in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties than there were registered voters.

    He lost by over 700,000. That’s at least 690,000 “non-fraudulent” votes.

    I know Mitt is weak tea. Hell I don’t want him, but I’m left with damned few choices. Newt is despised and being despicable is pretty unhelpful when it comes to beating Obama. Repealing Obamacare is going to happen in the Congress, not the White House. All we need to do is get stronger numbers there, and win back the damned Senate. They’ll send the right bills to Mitt. He’ll sign em.

  234. Redhead when you need the DRAMA in your life.

  235. SOMEBODY ALERT SCOTT! It’s moo-cow tongue night.

  236. Cue Drama Llama…. NOW.

  237. Blond for fun, brunette for naughty.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  238. Having been blond and brunette and red… Yes!

  239. Woo Hoo!

  240. They’ll send the right bills to Mitt. He’ll sign em.
    —————————-
    I will bet you a 96oz porter house that even if we do get the presidency, keep the house, and pick up the Senate that it doesn’t happen. They won’t repeal; they’ll tinker with it.

  241. Brunettes. Plural.

  242. The U.S. debt limit will rise to 16.4 trillion at midnight. The U.S. debt limit was 9 trillion when Obama took office.

  243. Lunchtime. Later, fellators.

  244. Plural.

    *whistles through teeth*

    Huh

  245. Mitt would be fine as a place holder. I’m still on team Gingrich if for no other reason that I want to see him light Obama up on stage.

    I agree that the hard part will be getting bills through Congress. I’m not convinced we can get 60 votes in the Senate, and I’m not terribly happy with Boehner. He seems to bend over and spread his cheeks every time the Dems offer a ‘compromise.’

  246. Anyone the republicans and conservatives back fully could win this election.

  247. I prefer a medium-rare steak and a BJ for my birthday, TYVM.

    Yea, he says that. Up until that grandchild is born …

  248. trip to = Aggie

  249. Squeeee! My *Anomisity International* golf shirt and boyshorts should be here by Tuesday!

  250. >> Anyone the republicans and conservatives back fully could win this election.

    At the national level you either have to pull Dems across the aisle (like Reagan), or pull independents with your base.

    Otherwise you lose. This has always been true in the modern era.

    Also, on repeal and the Senate; you don’t need 60 if you go reconciliation, and you can use reconciliation on anything that involves funding. 51 is enough.

  251. LOL – already?

    Pics or you didn’t buy them …

  252. I think Dave should get the thong. I bet it would be really comfortable pool wear.

  253. trip to = Aggie

    A meat up here would be fantastic. I would never have to be the designated driver :D

  254. Pics or you didn’t buy them …

    You’re on.

  255. Hotspur’s typical Saturday morning. . .

    http://tinyurl.com/8yavoqg

  256. Pics or you didn’t buy them …

    You’re on.

    So how easy she agreed? I’ve already got (one of ) my future wife (s) wrapped around my finger.

  257. HAHAHA!

  258. alas my meaty days are done, ill have to live vicariously thru yall

  259. Heh. You sure MCPO? I don’t see any empty Chardonnay or Mount Gay bottles.

  260. alas my meaty days are done, ill have to live vicariously thru yall

    Oh, don’t say that.

    Mare thinks she’s never going to meet any of us, One day we’ll catch her when she’s off her guard.

  261. Ok, a few more minutes of play then I have to go work out.

  262. You and Mare need to get some too, Carin, and we’ll do a group pose at the Lapeerapalooza this summer. I went with the red.

  263. “At the national level you either have to pull Dems across the aisle (like Reagan), or pull independents with your base.”

    For flips sak…. that’s how you get them across the aisle. By supporting him 100%.

    That asshole senator in Mass, Scott Brown, no serious conservative liked him but they SUPPORTED him and so did republicans.

  264. unless yall wanna visit Tulsa Oklahomo taint gonna happen hon

  265. Krow, do you have a move date or location picked out yet for Tulsa?

  266. You and Mare need to get some too, Carin, and we’ll do a group pose at the Lapeerapalooza this summer. I went with the red.

    deal.

  267. we’ll do a group pose at the Lapeerapalooza this summer. I went with the red.

    I’ll just use my Jedi powers on Cyn!

    http://tinyurl.com/7le4nvg

  268. #

    nless yall wanna visit Tulsa Oklahomo taint gonna happen hon
    #

    You never know.

  269. Outside of the Northeast, Scott Brown is a Democrat.

  270. Conservatives don’t win here.

    Not even close.

  271. >> For flips sak…. that’s how you get them across the aisle. By supporting him 100%.

    I am not following you. My point is a) we’re not gonna win Obama’s base with Newt, and b) we’re likely gonna lose a shitload of independents with Newt.

    You and me and the base supporting Newt a lot can’t change that.. if that’s what you meant, then I disagree. Fuck, I don’t even like Newt. I’ll vote for him, if he’s the candidate, just like I’ll vote for Mitt if it’s him.. thefuck am I gonna do, vote for Obama?

    But it’ll be a McLame vote just like 08. They’re both shitty for different reasons, all I’m sayin is Newt might as well have a target painted on his back, he is seriously not liked by 60% of the country.

  272. Carin, I guess this isn’t a good time to mention I may be going to Hawaii for the summer. 25th wedding anniversary. Got a little sketchy, my husband turned down a job offer that would have allowed him, time wise, only about 10 days, whew, dodged that bullitt. Still working on outlining the trip.

  273. Hotspur’s typical Saturday morning. . .

    I don’t have that much spare tire. Or hair.

  274. NOONE WINS OBAMA’S BASE BUT OBAMA.

  275. cynnie, we are out of here March 1st

    “You and Mare need to get some too, Carin, and we’ll do a group pose at the Lapeerapalooza this summer. I went with the red.”

    DO WANT!

  276. I’ll just use my Jedi powers on Cyn!

    Eerie!

    *flips off webcam, unplugs it, yanks it off monitor, bashes it with a hammer, separates the debris into three piles to take to three different trash cans*

  277. Eerie!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  278. he is seriously not liked by 60% of the country.
    ——————–
    He and Mitt have the same numbers at the moment.

    http://tinyurl.com/77ocrta

  279. Newt’s been hated longer though. It’s real hate, burned in.

    It doesn’t matter anyway, I’m all dead inside. Any process that leaves us Mitt, Newt and Crazy Uncle Fuckhead is a seriously dicked up process and I’m sick of it.

  280. Carin, I guess this isn’t a good time to mention I may be going to Hawaii for the summer. 25th wedding anniversary. Got a little sketchy, my husband turned down a job offer that would have allowed him, time wise, only about 10 days, whew, dodged that bullitt. Still working on outlining the trip.

    Well now is a good time to mention WHEN this will be occurring.

  281. Just imagine (for a moment) that Coulter kept her spinster mouth shut and everyone who wasn’t a Romney advisor kept their mouth shut, they stayed off the radio, off the TV with their thorough trashing of Newt and simply said, “the debates were great, I’m in Romney’s corner but you can’t argue with Newt’s view on work or the media” ….just imagine.

    ….how do you think a politicians negatives get so negative?

  282. It doesn’t matter anyway, I’m all dead inside. Any process that leaves us Mitt, Newt and Crazy Uncle Fuckhead is a seriously dicked up process and I’m sick of it.
    ————————————-
    I totally agree. Once Newt builds the moon base, I’m out of here.

  283. My Occupy San Diego brethren posted this on their wall……I just thought you should know.

    http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

    I don’t think I’m supposed to say brethren……..it’s probably patriarchal and is keeping me down.

  284. Dave, I’m dead inside too.

    I never thoroughly trashed Romney because he could be our nominee. I thought the smart thing to do was to thoroughly trash Obama and hope our nominee had the stones or the organization who could do it for him. Then be a man of his word and feel that being a conservative saviour was his destiny.

  285. I was just reading about that at the mothership. Whadup, Peej?!

  286. Both Newt and Romney believe they were born to be President. The dolts could have had is so much easier had they embraced the conservative voice and action.

    IDIOTS.

  287. Hey MJ, when we build the moon base we can close Gitmo! Bonus!

    TEAM NEWT! TO DA MOON!

    DrewM just made me laugh in an email: “I still can’t believe we’re fighting over these guys. It’s like going 10 rounds with your best friend over who gets to date the nastiest, ugliest, most stuck up bitch in school.”

  288. OT:

    http://is.gd/gYornN

  289. I’m going to pray for Governor Scott Walker.

    He’s held his ground, done good things for the state, is being attacked by unions and only for political reasons and deserves the support of his people.

    I hate unions.

  290. I barely understand the moon deal, but WTF cares about moon bases when we are trillions in debt and losing freedoms by the second?

    Can’t we wait on the moon?

  291. That’s pretty funny, Dave.

    Did I mention that Callista is hot? She really is. How Newt got this chick is beyond me, considering he has the profile of Alfred Hitchcock with a mop on his head.

  292. Drew’s email made me chuckle, Dave; sadly, he’s not wrong.

  293. Hotspur: Can I take your order, sir?

    Moon: I’ll have a glass of Chardonnay.

    Hotspur: Coming right up.

  294. MJ, I watched a video she narrated (on American Exceptionalism) and her voice was really lovely and she had a calm and attractive demeanor. To be honest, I was surprised, she’d been portrayed as the other woman whore beast master.

    She could be an asset.

  295. Hah! Drew should comment here. He sounds like he’d fit right in.

  296. I want this.

    https://www.lytro.com/camera

  297. “TEAM NEWT! TO DA MOON!”

    hahahaha…I just got that.

  298. I’m on my third marriage. What’s the big deal?

  299. For Beasn.

    http://tinyurl.com/7f9kv5t

    Nobody else look.

  300. Hotspur, lots of people have been divorced multiple times, I think that’s why old Marianne Gingrich looked like such a vindictive bitch. People had been there and know it’s nasty.

  301. I never had an affair though. Cheating is bad. Way bad.

  302. I like the questions in the survey, PJ. If you believe that schools should teach children to obey, you are considered a social conservative.

  303. Hotspur married Circumstances twice?

  304. It is VERY cool, Spur. I read about this coming out last year.

    JEW! https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/1698

  305. That’s just one of those quirky things about Newt. He’ll come up with 10 ideas, 2 of which are good and the rest are just him yakkin. He’s not serious about the moon, he was kissing Florida NASA tushies.

  306. I like the questions in the survey, PJ. If you believe that schools should teach children to obey be gay, you are considered a social conservative liberal.

  307. I don’t believe her about the “open marriage” deal and it appears no one else did either. She needs to go back under her rock.

  308. “…he was kissing Florida NASA tushies.”

    Oh, duh, I didn’t think about that.

  309. Hellloooooo Florida Primary, mare!

  310. JEW! https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/1698

    Fucking paparazzi. At least my mouth wasn’t hanging open.

  311. somebody loan me 4 big i want that camera

  312. He was at the Space Coast, which has seen a pretty sizable layoff. Of course he’s going to pander to them.

    Nobody rocks like…where are we again?

    Right.

    Nobody rocks like Buffalo!

  313. I haven’t been paying attention lately.

  314. Mare? https://www.lytro.com/living-pictures/138

    Too cute!!

  315. LOL

    looks like me, Cyn. But I was a happy kid.

    I’ve got to link a stupid picture of me.

  316. That camera is pretty sweet. I’ve got my eye on a new laptop, though.

  317. MJ, did you see my comment about Callista?

    If not, you suck.

  318. Observation 3466:

    At WWTDD he talked a lot about Demi Moore’s and Ashton Kutcher’s marriage being the “open” kind. As in, he witnessed Demi doing nasty stuff with Michael Phelps. We know that Ashton was with lots of women/girls.

    Did Demi gamble that since Ashton was younger she had to let him do as he pleased until it went public? Who thinks that kind of “marriage” ever works? Good example for her girls. And now she’s OD’d on lack of food and drugs. Fool.

  319. Ok, now I saw it. She would be an asset. Maybe at some point she’ll tell him to calm the fuck down and focus a little bit. Isn’t that the primary job of women who marry self-destructive men?

  320. Observation 3467:

    I need a another hobby.

  321. I’m going for run number 2. No one shit on the floor.

  322. The primary job of women is to make me a fucking sammich.

  323. *quietly slips doggie doo in MJ’s running shoes*

  324. Newt was deciding on what words to say about Obama and the pipeline. He looked over to Callista. It was a look I’d seen many times before, when a husband and wife have discussed something and he’s going to say it in public, she gave him a little nod and tilt as if to say, “go ahead be honest.”

    Watch the first 30 seconds, I loved this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re2RJHCi098

  325. No

  326. Just watch it you douche.

  327. I wish I could remember who said this on twitter: In space, all marriages are open.

  328. Heh; that was fun to see Newt do that.
    Women have power. And sometimes make sandwiches.

  329. “Women have power. And sometimes make sandwiches.”

    hahahahaha

    I like to make sandwiches for my husband because he let’s me do and say what I want (on the internet)…hahahahaha

  330. BRB….. don’t roger each other while I’m gone. Or do….whatever.

  331. I’ve decided to run for president.

    Everyone gets a Lytro camera. Well, except Carin. She gets an iPad, everyone else has one already.

  332. I like to make sandwiches for my husband because he lets me wear pants (when my dresses are at the dry cleaners).

  333. I’m off to pick up a boy at skuul.

  334. Eldest baby girl told me to try a grilled ham and swiss with apricot preserves as the dressing.

    It is surprisingly yummy.

  335. So, we made some…. interesting business cards at work today.

  336. Dave, I like grilled ham and cheese with jalapeño and strawberry preserves.

  337. he was kissing Florida NASA tushies.

    It sounded nice, but if anyone believed them, I have a bridge to sell them. We’ll be lucky to get the next rocket off the ground by the end of the decade with the agency in its current state.

  338. Roamy, I figured it was Newt being Newt. I don’t see why the MFM thinks that Hispanics in Florida view illegal immigration the way Hispanics in the Southwest do. Lots of animosity within the Hispanic community.

  339. A thin slice of sharp cheddar on a spicy gingersnap cookie.

    You have to try this. Crazy delicious.

  340. I happen to have sharp cheddar and gingersnaps…brb

  341. Lots of animosity within the Hispanic community.

    Explain, please?

  342. Lauraw, it was really good. Texture and taste. I had to share gingersnap with one dog and cheddar with the other.

  343. Roamy, in NM we have Hispanics that have been here since the reconquest, the ones who came in the 1820s-40s, the legals and the illegals. We can’t even decide what we want to be called. Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Mexican, Spanish, etc. Then you add the Cubans and Puerto Ricans that also became American through choice or conquest and the central and south americans. There is lots of fighting within the Hispanic community. I don’t like Carlos Mencia, but he addresses some of this in his stand up. 20$, looking for it.

  344. “Redhead when you need the DRAMA in your life.”

    AND when you need all options and orifices open. A friend told me that.

  345. Drive time bitches.

    See you later.

  346. Hispanic community

    Black community

    Gay community

    Only fucking liberals think like this.

  347. Mom gave me a tin of those really thin spicy gingersnaps with the apple and almonds in them. So good.

    I’m thinking of making up a little recipe to make it more elegant as an hors d’oeuvre. Like piping whipped cheddar decoratively on top of each cookie. Not sure what I would use for a little garnish on top though. It would need something.

    And of course I need a recipe for whipped cheddar. Hm.

  348. HS, the MFM said Obama was in AZ yesterday because of his popularity with the Hispanic community. In AZ, most of the people he was popular with, self deported to CO and NM when SB1070 was passed.

  349. Lauraw, I wonder how the pumpkin/cream cheese dip on a sliver of cheddar on a spicy gingersnap would taste?

  350. What pumpkin / cr. cheese dip?
    That sounds intriguing.

  351. I think I would have to basically make a white cheese sauce as for pasta, but instead of using a small amount of parmesan in the milk, use a large amount of shredded cheddar and melt it carefully. Finding the right ratio of base to cheese to get the right consistency for piping would be the main thing.

  352. *whispers passionately into poat’s ear: “I love you, recipe blog” *

  353. What Osita said.

    For the life of me, I have NEVER understood the hatred between different Hispanic cultures.

    It may have something to do with considering myself as an American, versus people like my uncle who do not.

  354. Lauraw, the one on Gabe’s recipe thread at Ace’s. I think it has been in every AoSHQ holiday recipe thread. I got it there and it is yummy. I am horrible at linking.

  355. Remember those cheese logs from back in the day that had a stripe of port wine running through the cheese? Whatever happened to those? More importantly, how the Hell did they make them?

  356. *gags*

    *pukes*

  357. Aggie, I have always considered myself American. My Brown Beret Mom, not so much. What I find funny, is how racist my Hispanic Dem family members are that call Republicans racist. I only use the term “Mojado” to mock them.

  358. OK, that sounds familiar now. I will look it up.

    Aggie, the longtime local Puerto Ricans I knew in Hartford told me they didn’t like the Mexicans (illegals) that started moving into the city. They were cordial but wouldn’t socialize with them.

  359. Lauraw, pretty sure they shred the cheddar, run it through a food processor with cream cheese,, roll it out on wax paper, run the port wine through the middle, roll it up in a ball or cylinder, run it through crushed almonds, wrap and chill. I could be wrong.

  360. “Hispanic community
    Black community
    Gay community
    Only fucking liberals think like this.”

    Hotspur, you’re not as dumb as Wiser says you are in his emails.

  361. whatever happened to HMorgenhorse?
    doesn’t he hang out anymore…..? or doesn’t the wife allow it…
    http://tinyurl.com/75rpoee

  362. Yeah food blogging!

    Laura, you could thicken a cheese sauce with cornstarch to get the right consistency.

  363. I made these for dinner. I’ll review soon.

  364. The Cubans here are awesome They understand what the left represents. I have only talked politics with a handful of Venezuelan’s and they were all republican leaning.

  365. I think this is good for people to hear:

    http://tinyurl.com/77979tg

  366. Who the hell listens to wiser?

  367. i heard that greasy fried food is no longer on the heart healthy list of shit you’ll die from….. so i’m celebrating with a couple of pounds of extra greasy peperoni… bacon in the morning of course….

  368. Sometimes gender/ethnic politics work. Susana has been a good Governor so far. She can fight against ID for illegals and avoid the “racist” tag. I preferred her competition, but I voted for her in the primary because I knew she was more electable than the white male, former Marine, conservative Republican she ran against. It was a tough choice for GOPers in NM.

  369. Juxtapose Mare’s link against Jam2’s.

    Faggotry blog!

  370. Vmax, the Venezuelan’s I know, only became Republican after Chavez’s power grab. They are appalled with what has happened in Venezuela.

  371. I only use the term “Mojado” to mock them.

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Vmax, most of the ones I know, who fled Cuba (including an uncle of mine whose family was murdered by Guevara) are very conservative. Some of their kids, third or fourth generation, not so much.

  372. JAMmie, baby, you can cook here anytime.

  373. The meatballs are excellent.

  374. Honestly, those Cialis/Viagra commercials during football games are ridiculous. Parents shouldn’t have to explain that to their kids during a football game. Save it for the porn on HBO and SHOWTIME.

  375. Laura, you mean like this?

  376. Erectile dysfunction is caused by Lipitor (and statins in general), so Pfizer wins on all counts.

  377. It’s amazing how right wing people who lived under actual socialists are, isn’t it?

  378. Save it for the porn on HBO and SHOWTIME.

    Mare, you missed Skinemax.

  379. Speaking of erectile dysfunction, HotBride is sick as a dog, and says I shouldn’t go up this weekend.

    :(

  380. Yes, Elliott.

  381. wait a min, Aggie is hispanical?

    OLE’

  382. Turns out what happened to them is someone apparently still makes them. I assume you soak some port into the cheese when it’s spread out and then they roll it up. It’s probably more more complicated than that, but I don’t think I care.

  383. Technically I’m Puerto Rican, WP :)

  384. brit man getting his ass kicked by a woman?, thats like no suprise

  385. Hey, Hotspur what are the the goofs at the ghetto bar doing right now?

  386. saaaaweet Aggs

  387. Aggie, my second college roomie was a Puertoriquena. You people talk funny.

  388. Sadness and sympathies for Hotnospurt and his wife.

  389. It’s pretty quiet in here right now except for one loud mouth fat black chick way down at the end of the bar.

  390. for no other reason except i like asskickin music

  391. thanks Aggie… :)

  392. Mare, I remember having to explain “Hummers” to my inlaws during the Lewinsky thing. I also got to explain “camel toe” to my 90+ year old Grandmother.

  393. oso, im from the deep south, All yall talk funny

  394. Where I grew up we had lots of Cubans, first and second generation refugees from Castro’s regime. As I recall they were pretty conservative.

    Heard great first person stories of leaving Cuba with NOTHING (had to, Castro had frozen all accounts. And eventually, through hard work, being very upper middle class. Many left Cuba as doctors, lawyers etc.

  395. A joke for y’all:

    An old Marine Pilot sat down at the Starbucks, still wearing his old USMC flight suit and leather jacket and ordered a cup of coffee.

    As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the pilot and asked, ‘Are you a real pilot?’

    He replied, ‘Well, I’ve spent my whole life flying planes, first
    Stearmans, then the early Grummans… flew a Wildcat and Corsair in WWII, and later in the Korean conflict, Banshees and Cougars. I’ve taught more than 260 people to fly and given rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot, and you, what are you?

    She said, ‘I’m a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women. When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.’

    The two sat sipping in silence.

    A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old pilot and asked: “are you a real pilot?”

    He replied, ‘I always thought I was, but I just found out I’m a lesbian.’

  396. “It’s pretty quiet in here right now except for one loud mouth fat black chick way down at the end of the bar.”

    Any way you can discreetly trip her as she heads to the bathroom?

  397. You people talk funny.

    Ok, that made me LOL :D

    for no other reason except i like asskickin music

    Fixeted for you, WP ;)

  398. “I also got to explain “camel toe” to my 90+ year old Grandmother.”

    its the little things that bring families together

  399. grilling a porterhouse.

    and has cheese ball with port wine running all through it.

  400. aggie, depends on the ass (Snicker)

  401. ROAD TRIP TO DAVE’S!!

    I just want the cheese ball with port wine.

  402. >> but I just found out I’m a lesbian.’

    Heh. Which is basically the “man-lesbian” joke about Rosetta

  403. aggie le oigo tener gran

    compliments of Babelfish

  404. “Mare, I remember having to explain “Hummers” to my inlaws during the Lewinsky thing. I also got to explain “camel toe” to my 90+ year old Grandmother.”

    Yikes!

  405. “He replied, ‘I always thought I was, but I just found out I’m a lesbian.’”

    HA! I like the ending to that joke.

  406. compliments of Babelfish

    You hear I have a big what??

  407. I am beyond white. My best friend in HS was Cuban. My brother’s best friend was from Ecuador. Texans would get so confused when we would say we were Mexican and they weren’t. I was actually “whiter” than most of the Texans in my HS. My nicknames were “Casper” and “Powder”.

  408. Up here in Maine we see more moose knuckle than camel toe

  409. If my 90 year old mom asked me what camel toe is, I’d say “I dunno, Mom. Must be something the muslims get.”

  410. Jimbro, ewww on the “moose knuckle”

  411. >> I just want the cheese ball with port wine.

    Git yaself here.

    Yep. I forget the brand name, I get em at HEB

  412. holy snipes!
    i mean grande

    stupid language i dont know

  413. *looks up “camel toe”*

    No WONDER my girls looked so shocked when I used that term – I thought it meant something TOTALLY different…..

    *blushes*

  414. I am beyond white.

    I glow in the dark.

    *shuns sun*

    Git yaself here.

    I started to go, but then I remembered I don’t relish the thought of falling into the pool. Kinda nippy right now.

  415. It’s pretty quiet in here right now except for one loud mouth fat black chick way down at the end of the bar.
    ————————-
    Does she smoke?

  416. HS, my grandmother was more savvy than her dementia and age let on. My aunt and madrina was appalled that I told her, but I think she kind of knew. My grandmother also interrogated me about my sister’s “friend” when my sister was experimenting.

  417. stupid language i dont know

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    I was teasing :D

  418. teresa
    what EVER you do dont look up cleveland steamer

  419. Smoking is prohibited in restaurants, but my guess is she smokes poles.

  420. This poat smells like feet.

  421. Or Hot Carl.

  422. “This poat smells like feet.”

    And that’s during it’s good moments.

  423. Aggie, I am so white, I wasn’t allowed outside between 10 and 2 as a kid. 2 of my Aunt’s have been diagnosed with melanoma. They really thought their ethnicity made them exempt.

  424. serious aggs, i wish i could speak spanish

    so i can call the local mex tex place and order

  425. anybody have the domino’s artisan salami pizza yet

  426. its ok count, the salami is a lot greasier than it should be

  427. Count, no. I’m so cheap, we started buying frozen pizza at Sam’s Club and doctoring them at home. Haven’t had chain pizza in two years.

  428. I’m on the couch, in front of the fire with my iPad. Don’t tell Carin!

  429. WP, I refuse to wear the Yo Hablo name tag at work. Everyone should speak English.

  430. Pretty sure they had port wine cheese spread at Sam’s over the holidays. Shoulda got a tub then

  431. MCPO, are you watching the debate?

  432. Just had my first piece the salami is extra greasey but it’s an ok pizza.

  433. Crazy Bear – No. Herself has control of the remote this evening.

  434. Oso, we buy frozen pizzas for the boys, saves money compared with the local pizza joint. They’re happy with it so it’s good

  435. I usually do the frozen thing as well just because I’m not a fan of most of the delivery pizza’s but SoHos is out of town so I’m splurging.

  436. oso-baby, all the people at our local taco pronto are chinese

  437. Count, in that case, Papa John’s donated pizza to Occupy. Do you have Little Caesers? The owner started saving franchises for Iraq/Afghani Vets and is very pro troop.

  438. All of the people at the local chinese take out place are black…

    o_O

  439. WP, for the most part, our kitchen jockeys are Mexican. My favorite Chinese restaurants are staffed by family from Taiwan or China.

  440. Word has it, the new poat is driven by a Rolls-Royce jet engine.

  441. +1 mitt

  442. Last time I was in Florida, (Feb 2011), we were shocked to see white people doing traditionally Mexican jobs.

  443. Mmmmmmmm Pizza

  444. Other than the kitchen staff and owners, most of the workers of our Chinese palaces are lily white

  445. Hey, new poat with your mom on top


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