― gr8080, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 00:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Everyday is a Whining Choad (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
I feel so bad for that poor family that woke up on their camping trip without realizing some right wing nutjob had pasted over half their Winnebago with batshit buffoonery. Oh, well. They'll catch it at the next rest stop, for sure.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 00:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
There's an oddly misplaced "LOVE NOT HATE" in the middle of that guy's car. Maybe he just needs to proofread more thoroughly.
― Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Also i hope he does realize there are three 6's on his own license plate.
― Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 12 July 2011 02:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
(Wh)oregon plates too
― President Keyes, Tuesday, 12 July 2011 13:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
so the vicious union thugs who assaulted kenneth gladney were acquitted of misdemeanor charges (some good nutty quotes here: http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2011/07/reminder-of-how-tea-party-used-kenneth.html)
dana loesch, editor in chief of big journalism, p sure its a conspiracy:
comments on this are a trip
― ☂ (max), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
conservatives on some weird racial shit given that gladney is black and the seiu guys are white
breitbart thinks it was a hate crime
― ☂ (max), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
money wins cases, yo
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
I haven't seen dude's ER records, but I kind of doubt anyone not in the courtroom has, either. But judging from the verdict, the video, and the ridiculous commentary, I think I'm going to call this myth busted.
(soon to be on discovery channel)
― mh, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
What you MUST remember is that St. Louis is probably THE most pro-union city in the Midwest. There is actually a city ordinance there that you, as a householder, MUST hire a union plumber to fix a leaking faucet. You may NOT fix it yourself legally. Of course, that's ignored regularly, but the mere existence of that ordinance shows you what you're up against in St. Louie.
― Jesse, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 22:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
huh, here's a phrase i hadn't run into before:
― goole, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 22:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've been using that phrase since approximately Jan 20th, 2009.
― natalie imbroglio (suzy), Wednesday, 13 July 2011 22:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
C'mon, look at the election of 1800, this country has been constantly in a state of cold civil war with the exception of 1861-1865. It's called democratic politics.
― in an arrangement that mimics idiocy (Michael White), Thursday, 14 July 2011 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
― goole, Thursday, 14 July 2011 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol my mom's old boss (who on occasion employed a teenage gr8080) is quoted in this article:
― ( •ิ.•ั) (gr8080), Thursday, 14 July 2011 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
maybe the wrong thread but w/e
― ( •ิ.•ั) (gr8080), Thursday, 14 July 2011 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
― in an arrangement that mimics idiocy (Michael White), Thursday, 14 July 2011 20:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
pretty novel idea, i must admit
instead of running everything you want through the national legislature, just run the same awful shit through the 50 states at the same time! federalism!!
― goole, Thursday, 14 July 2011 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
“…I can’t help but be a little bit cynical here. Because we find out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for August the 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. And lo and behold, August 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so he can have this massive, the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. […] Isn’t that amazing? The timing of this?”
― curmudgeon, Monday, 18 July 2011 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
That Obama-- trying to finish the debt deal just so he can have a big blowout back in Chicago...
― curmudgeon, Monday, 18 July 2011 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Always disappointed that the commentators have no idea how to match the tone at Pareene's current gig, as opposed to his last two. Say what you will about Gawker or Wonkette, at least their peanut galleries have something akin to self-awareness.
― Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Monday, 18 July 2011 19:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Most of these comments...Wow
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
this started on the NRO thread, but the o.g. article is really something
The Democrats are a coalition, forged in the New Deal, of diverse interests that do not get along well. Imagine the deer-hunting union member sitting down with the vegetarian college professor and the lesbian lawyer and you will begin to see the trouble party leaders have holding the horde together.
― goole, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Porn Industry. Usually overlooked by analysts, this lucrative industry is a small but important source of campaign cash for Democrats. But the Internet is gutting it. XXX theatres, a fixture of the 1970s are long gone, and the DVD side of the business is dying too. As a 2009 Conde Nast Portfolio magazine article shows, YouPorn.com and other porn sites now offer hours of video content online for free, squeezing Larry Flint’s Hustler, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy and their many print rivals. The underground cultural force of these publications is shrinking with their revenues. While porn is here to stay, the Internet has empowered anyone to put up a website and collect revenue from ads or pay-per-view — underpricing the Goliaths that write campaign checks. As for Democrats, organizing tens of thousands of small-business porn stars will prove a difficult and low-margin proposition.
― goole, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
richard miniter would *never* overlook the porn industry
― max, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Richard Miniter sure rubs people the wrong way...
Miniter was the editorial page editor and Vice President of Opinion at The Washington Times from March until October 2009. Miniter filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission related to his position at the Times. According to the Washington Post,
The former editorial page editor of the Washington Times has filed a discrimination complaint against the paper, saying he was "coerced" into attending a Unification Church religious ceremony that culminated in a mass wedding conducted by the church's leader, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.... [Miniter] said in an interview that he "was made to feel there was no choice" but to attend the ceremony if he wanted to keep his job, and that executives "gave me examples of people whose careers at the Times had grown after they converted" to the Unification Church.
In September 2010, the case of Miniter v. Moon et al. and the related EEOC complaint was settled. Miniter refused to disclose the terms, but said "I am very, very happy with the equitable and just result."
― goole, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
In 2007 Miniter and five other conservative authors sued Regnery Press and its parent company Eagle Publishing, claiming that the publisher had sold their books at a steep discount to book club subsidiaries owned by the same parent company, thus depriving the authors of royalties. According to Miniter, "The difference between 10 cents and $4.25 is pretty large when you multiply it by 20,000 to 30,000 books.... It suddenly occurred to us that Regnery is making collectively jillions of dollars off of us and paying us a pittance."
An attorney representing Eagle and Regnery countered that, "No publisher in America has a more acute marketing sense or successful track record at building promotional platforms for books than Regnery Publishing. These disgruntled authors object to marketing strategies used by all major book publishers that have proved successful time and again as witnessed by dozens of Regnery bestsellers."
On January 30, 2008, a federal judge granted Eagle Publishing's motion to dismiss. The written opinion granting defendant's motion stated that plaintiffs could not join a necessary party, the Regnery subsidiary, because their contracts with Regnery contained mandatory arbitration provisions. The authors have subsequently entered into arbitration with the company.
― goole, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
pretty tough being a third-stringer in that game huh
― goole, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
As I learnt consulting the 2009 Conde Nast Portfolio magazine article, referring only to that source to inform this article, YouPorn.com and other porn sites, just some other porn sites I guess, now offer hours of video content online for free, squeezing Larry Flint’s Hustler, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy and their many print rivals.
― Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
that miniter article is the most bizarre combination of decades-old conventional wisdom + complete disconnect from reality
― max, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
On the flip side of that "democrats are too diverse" thing, I regularly like to imagine William F. Buckley Jr. interviewing Sarah Palin
― mh, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Thing is, I'd be down for a free-market marching towards Capitalist utopia that Conservatives yearn for. But the term 'free market' is just a political tool and the biggest abusers of corporate power seem to not want to play by the same rules as the little guy.
― Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
For example if corporations/the oligarchy didn't rely on subsidies and tax breaks and loopholes and other entitlements, I'd be 1000% more likely to believe their line about the little people not needing them either.
― Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Free-market for the poor, socialism for the rich, sort of thing.
Corporations aren't individuals, they're hierarchies of individuals, with the ones at the bottom oftentimes being taken advantage of by those at the top. If tax breaks and incentives really worked, we'd see more sustainable, well-paying jobs at the lower levels and fewer billionaires. Since we're seeing people still underpaid and executives highly compensated, we're just subsidizing the upper echelon of wealthy people.
― mh, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have heard folks who majored in business (and dream of being "upper echelon") say those upper echelon people do specialized unique work that benefits the whole company and are deserving therefore of the larger income. I invariably ask why CEO salaries have only rocketed in the past few decades and I suggest that the company's profits and stock value do not suggest that the upper echelon are really deserving of that much more.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
I agree that a good CEO is worth his weight in gold
I know that gold prices are going up
That still puts a 200 lb CEO at about $5 million a year
I'd be willing to say they could make double that and I still wouldn't complain!
― mh, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
what on earth does this have to do with the porn industry
― max, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's a degenerate business and obviously has deep ties to the democrats of course
― mh, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
We're concerned about the salaries in that industry and how their reduced levels do not reflect that of other industries, thereby limiting their financial influence for the Dems
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Still waiting for the PornAid concert...
― publier les (suggest) bans de (Michael White), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
"We Do the World"
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
"It's like they're afraid to recognize that we've had decent ideas and they keep having to dig up Thomas Jefferson to put words in his mouth."
If you read up on some of those crazy right wing Texas school book people are so batshit crazy they are trying to re-write history and take Thomas Jefferson out of it, as even Jefferson doesn't even fit their vision of America.
― earlnash, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
"The official story defies logic in the following sense as well," said talk show host Michael Savage, "if this lone right-winger hated Muslims, as the New York Times is reporting, then why did he slaughter his own people and not Muslims?"
― Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 23 July 2011 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
kinda seems early to disdainfully question the 'official' 'story'
― a website about Jewish rock stars (schlump), Saturday, 23 July 2011 23:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Michael Savage, expert on Norwegian culture and the mind of the lone terrorist
― mh, Sunday, 24 July 2011 01:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Michael Savage's new memoir, Savage, Michael
― a website about Jewish rock stars (schlump), Sunday, 24 July 2011 01:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
this video keeps getting flagged as "inappropriate" every time it gets upped:
― Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 July 2011 05:23 (1 year ago) Permalink