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From the “Shit! That wasn’t supposed to happen!” department…

by Bob in Breckenridge ( 168 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, Open thread at August 13th, 2010 - 4:30 pm

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168 Responses to “From the “Shit! That wasn’t supposed to happen!” department…”
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  1. vagabond trader
    1 | August 13, 2010 4:48 pm

    Ouch. That’ll leave a mark.


  2. Erik The Red
    2 | August 13, 2010 4:51 pm

    OMG. LMFAO. I have to share this at C2. :) )


  3. 3 | August 13, 2010 4:52 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Ouch. That’ll leave a mark.

    Just a minor owie.


  4. CynicalConservative
    4 | August 13, 2010 4:53 pm

    Hence paying attention always trumps technology.


  5. vagabond trader
    5 | August 13, 2010 4:54 pm

    An old fave:


  6. 6 | August 13, 2010 4:54 pm

    Ouch! So much for German attention to detail…


  7. 7 | August 13, 2010 4:55 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    Hence paying attention always trumps technology.

    So are you saying sharks with laser beams on their heads might not be such a good idea?


  8. Arbalest
    8 | August 13, 2010 4:55 pm

    What does the video from the helmet-cam show.

    Strictly in the interests of science ……


  9. Erik The Red
    9 | August 13, 2010 4:59 pm

    @ vagabond trader:
    That almost high-side, towards the end, is insane.


  10. Guggi
    10 | August 13, 2010 5:01 pm

    Utah changes tack, considers comprehensive immigration bill

    Just weeks ago, Utah seemed destined to become the next state to draw a rigid line against illegal immigration. Lawmakers were completing work on a proposal similar to the law approved in Arizona, authorizing police to check the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally. Utah’s Republican governor, Gary R. Herbert, had made it clear he expected to sign a tough law early next year.

    But rather suddenly, Utah officials are considering a different path, pondering measures that would help integrate undocumented workers already in the state but still punish those who enter illegally in the future. Where Congress has failed to find common ground, Utah is trying to come up with its own version of a more comprehensive immigration policy.

    “At one stage, all the talk was about an Arizona bill -- it was just like a runaway train,” said Tony Yapias, a prominent Latino community activist in Utah who also hosts a popular Spanish-language radio show. “But I haven’t heard about that lately. Now there are other ideas, like a guest worker program, that have changed the direction of the debate.”

    Snip


  11. mjazz
    11 | August 13, 2010 5:02 pm

    Does it tell you there are teens on cell phones driving?
    And what about text messaging?
    What about text messaging with a GIQ?
    What about text messaging with a GIQ and smoking crack?


  12. vagabond trader
    12 | August 13, 2010 5:03 pm

    @ Erik The Red:

    Some of these look almost choreographed.Goosebump material.


  13. buzzsawmonkey
    13 | August 13, 2010 5:04 pm

    Hello, I’ll be your server today. Would you like to hear about the splat du jour?


  14. 14 | August 13, 2010 5:04 pm

    @ Guggi:
    I guess Utah doesn’t want to get sued by the big bad federal government.

    Or they see the cash Barry is throwing around now and want a large chunk of it.


  15. CynicalConservative
    15 | August 13, 2010 5:05 pm

    FrakTech wrote:

    CynicalConservative wrote:
    Hence paying attention always trumps technology.

    So are you saying sharks with laser beams on their heads might not be such a good idea?

    Maybe not, but it would be frikkin cool!


  16. Erik The Red
    16 | August 13, 2010 5:05 pm

    @ mjazz:

    What about text messaging with a GIQ and smoking crack, while getting a blowjob?


  17. Guggi
    17 | August 13, 2010 5:05 pm

    President Obama, the 50 percent mark and the battle for the House

    Snip

    Assuming Obama’s numbers don’t improve between now and Nov. 2 — and the stability they have displayed over the past 90 days suggests that, barring a large-scale event, they won’t — it’s clear that Democrats are headed for major losses at the ballot box this fall.

    If the 2010 election plays out to historic norms then, a 36-seat loss would keep Democrats in control of the House by a meager three seats — a scenario as nightmarish (or perhaps even more so) for the party in the run-up to the 2012 presidential race than losing control entirely.

    Why? Such a narrow majority would virtually ensure gridlock far worse than what we have witnessed in the first two years of the President’s term. And, Democrats would still have to deal with the political reality that they are the majority party — and, as such, the side expected to get things done in Washington.

    Snip


  18. mjazz
    18 | August 13, 2010 5:08 pm

    @ Guggi:
    Florida just came up with one that took into consideration the recent court decision and worked around it.


  19. vagabond trader
    19 | August 13, 2010 5:08 pm

    @ Erik The Red:

    Were you at that tollbooth on the MA Pike yesterday? :mrgreen:


  20. mjazz
    20 | August 13, 2010 5:10 pm

    @ Erik The Red:
    I’ll bet these EMTs have seen it all.


  21. Erik The Red
    21 | August 13, 2010 5:10 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    Florida just came up with one that took into consideration the recent court decision and worked around it.
    r

    Yeah but McCullem is full of shit. This is all smoke an mirrors. A few months ago he is on record on saying that he is against AZ immigration law.


  22. 22 | August 13, 2010 5:12 pm

    @ Guggi:

    That does have a certain amount of appeal. And maybe the Lame Duck congress wouldn’t be as vengeful, and we’ll just see the Return of Porkzilla instead of Porkzilla Eats America. But the down side is that the Demcorats have shown that they can squeak things through with a handfull of votes on a party-line vote. What was the margin on ObamaCare? 5-6 votes, all Democrat as I recall. With threats of deeming bills not voted on as passed and more if they lacked the votes to get it over the line. No, as tempting as that sounds, I think we have to take the House. If we can.


  23. vagabond trader
    23 | August 13, 2010 5:14 pm

    @ mjazz:

    The husband was an EMT,they went to a motor vehicle,guy crashed into a telephone pole. Real messy,blood,gore on his face and front. They thought he was dead,turns out the dude was drunk driving eating a massive meatball grinder. We still giggle over that one. :mrgreen:


  24. buzzsawmonkey
    24 | August 13, 2010 5:16 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Such a narrow majority would virtually ensure gridlock far worse than what we have witnessed in the first two years of the President’s term.

    We haven’t seen “gridlock” at all in these first two years—to the contrary, Obama and the Democrats have crammed monstrous bills down our throats one after the other as if they were feeding a Strasbourg goose. Yes, the Democrats—Obama most of all—have whined about “gridlock,” but they’ve always had the majorities they needed to pass what they wanted, even if they occasionally had to make more payoffs than initially planned for to line up the votes necessary.

    Gridlock would be a blessed relief from the Strasbourg Goose Congress.


  25. snork
    25 | August 13, 2010 5:16 pm

    Let that be a lesson to the SCIENCE!!!!!111 crowd. The ones who flunked high-school algebra.


  26. buzzsawmonkey
    26 | August 13, 2010 5:17 pm

    snork wrote:

    The ones who flunked high-school algebra.

    That’s “High School Muslim-invented Al-Gebra” to you, Mr. Western Hegemony.


  27. mjazz
    27 | August 13, 2010 5:18 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks that sending the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque Imam to the middle east on our dime is Obama’s way of saying “f-- you” to America?


  28. taxfreekiller
    28 | August 13, 2010 5:19 pm

    TAXFREEKILLER LIKES THIS ONE:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41028.html


  29. 2soonold2latesmart
    29 | August 13, 2010 5:20 pm

    Super Dave! Are you OK?


  30. 30 | August 13, 2010 5:20 pm

    I have to say, it’s really great to see all the new peeps around here. I think (from the avatars) that some may have changed their names but I’ve noticed a whole set of names I’ve never seen before on the left column!


  31. mjazz
    31 | August 13, 2010 5:21 pm

    Let me rephrase that:
    Am I the only one who thinks that sending the Imam to the middle east to raise funds for the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque on our dime is Obama’s way of saying “f– you” to America?


  32. taxfreekiller
    32 | August 13, 2010 5:21 pm

    He wakes up, giving U.S. the finger.@ mjazz:


  33. 33 | August 13, 2010 5:22 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    snork wrote:
    The ones who flunked high-school algebra.
    That’s “High School Muslim-invented Al-Gebra” to you, Mr. Western Hegemony.

    The Mooslums invented alGebra as much as I invented hemorrhoids.


  34. vagabond trader
    34 | August 13, 2010 5:22 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    So do I.


  35. Erik The Red
    35 | August 13, 2010 5:22 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    Am I the only one who thinks that sending the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque Imam to the middle east on our dime is Obama’s way of saying “f– you” to America?

    NO. I am guessing that most of us feel that way. This is not LGF’S :)


  36. taxfreekiller
    36 | August 13, 2010 5:23 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:
    Hope its not a batch of reason grabers from the .0001 Cato Institute.


  37. 37 | August 13, 2010 5:23 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I have to say, it’s really great to see all the new peeps around here. I think (from the avatars) that some may have changed their names but I’ve noticed a whole set of names I’ve never seen before on the left column!

    *whistles innocently*


  38. 38 | August 13, 2010 5:23 pm


  39. 39 | August 13, 2010 5:23 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    ME TOO!!!!


  40. 40 | August 13, 2010 5:24 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Yeah, they’ve whined a lot, but it has only been since January that the Republicanss have even been able to filibuster, thanks to the traitor Arlen Specter. Bush had narrow majorities, when he had majorities at all, but he was able to get things done. It is called “leadership”, something Democrats haven’t done well since JFK. If Obama didn’t have the gift of a completely prostrate press (if he had, say, the kind of Press Bush had) he would really be dead in the water. The lapdog media can make it seem not as bad, but they can’t supply leadership where there is none.


  41. Erik The Red
    41 | August 13, 2010 5:24 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    tfk, been awhile. HEY.


  42. 42 | August 13, 2010 5:27 pm

    @ mjazz:

    That is exactly what it is. Obama hates mainstream America. It was in the very air at the racist church he attended for 20 years. A rejection of “middle-class values” which is another way of saying a rejection of American values. McCain could have had a field day with the racist church, had he wanted to actually run for President.


  43. vagabond trader
  44. 44 | August 13, 2010 5:29 pm

    @ Scott Madsen:

    What do you expect from a guy in a dress?


  45. 45 | August 13, 2010 5:29 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Imagine how things would have been if Bush had had 1% of the good press that Barry enjoys as if it is his due.


  46. vagabond trader
    46 | August 13, 2010 5:32 pm

    Real or fake big gov waste


  47. 47 | August 13, 2010 5:35 pm

    @ vagabond trader:

    The government paid $15,000 for a cross in a jar of urine back in the ’80s. After that, the only thing that would surprise me is if they did it with a Koran. That would be a hate crime, you see…


  48. buzzsawmonkey
    48 | August 13, 2010 5:36 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    The government paid $15,000 for a cross in a jar of urine back in the ’80s.

    But it was really good urine.


  49. F
    49 | August 13, 2010 5:39 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Iron Fist wrote:

    The government paid $15,000 for a cross in a jar of urine back in the ’80s.

    But it was really good urine.

    And a really bad, wet cross.


  50. vagabond trader
    50 | August 13, 2010 5:40 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Their link has some good ones state by state.


  51. 51 | August 13, 2010 5:43 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    For fifteen grand I’d give them my very best Budweiser piss, if they’d let me use a Koran. It’s a cultural statement, you know. Trying to bridge the gap. Like the Cordoba House Mosque, without the pissing on a mass grave part…


  52. Guggi
    52 | August 13, 2010 5:44 pm

    Nuns accuse banks in $5m lawsuit

    Germany’s Deutsche Bank and US investment bank Morgan Stanley are facing a $5m lawsuit led by a group of Irish nuns.

    No banker is likely to risk describing what they do as “God’s work”, but they might hope at least not to get on the wrong side of His earthly followers.

    Unlucky then for Germany’s Deutsche Bank and US investment bank Morgan Stanley, who are facing a $5m (£3.2m) lawsuit led by a group of Irish nuns.

    The Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, the Holy Faith Sisters and the Irish Veterinary Benevolent Fund are among a group of 88 Irish individuals suing the two banks.

    The nuns allege Morgan Stanley profited at their expense by failing to redeem an investment linked to the debt of German financial group Dresdner Bank and in so doing cost them millions of pounds.

    In 2005 the nuns and other Irish investors bought euro-denominated notes worth €5.88m (£4.8m) linked to Dresdner Bank bonds, but accuse Morgan Stanley of failing to deliver on a contractual pledge to redeem the debt after the German bank’s credit rating was cut below an agreed point.

    Instead, Morgan Stanley is alleged to have postponed redeeming the notes until the value of Dresdner Bank debt had recovered to a level whereby the US bank would incur no losses, but which the nuns say ended up costing them $4.7m, as well as $718,734.80 in lost interest payments

    Snip


  53. 53 | August 13, 2010 5:46 pm

    Erik The Red wrote:

    @ mjazz:
    What about text messaging with a GIQ and smoking crack, while getting a blowjob?

    Know what happens if you get into the mildest crash under those circumcision circumstances?


  54. Philip_Daniel
    54 | August 13, 2010 5:46 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    That’s “High School Muslim-invented Al-Gebra” to you, Mr. Western Hegemony.

    Diophantus of Alexandria and Brahmagupta were Muslims?

    Well, that’s news…


  55. Philip_Daniel
    55 | August 13, 2010 5:47 pm


  56. buzzsawmonkey
    56 | August 13, 2010 5:48 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    For fifteen grand I’d give them my very best Budweiser piss, if they’d let me use a Koran. It’s a cultural statement, you know. Trying to bridge the gap. Like the Cordoba House Mosque, without the pissing on a mass grave part…

    What you need to do is hook up with a really good grant-writer—someone who has mastered the impenetrable bullshit jargon of the “artistic statements” that invariably accompany the crappiest contemporary art. A good grant writer could transpose all that patriotic hostility into something that sounded properly anti-American and self-debasing and yet still not offend your own sensibilities…at least, not too much.

    Perhaps the way to go is to declare that by producing Piss Koran you were finally showing the acceptance of Islam as being a religion, and Muslims as a religious minority, that were co-equal with American Christians, for it is only by giving the sacred symbols of the newest-arrived religion the same desecration treatment that you can show it has truly arrived…


  57. F
    57 | August 13, 2010 5:48 pm

    Obama abolishes White House position dedicated to transparency…

    President Obama has abolished the position in his White House dedicated to transparency and shunted those duties into the portfolio of a partisan ex-lobbyist who is openly antagonistic to the notion of disclosure by government and politicians.

    Obama transferred “ethics czar” Norm Eisen to the Czech Republic to serve as U.S. ambassador. Some of Eisen’s duties will be handed to Domestic Policy Council member Steven Croley, but most of them, it appears, will shift over to the already-full docket of White House Counsel Bob Bauer.

    Bauer is renowned as a “lawyer’s lawyer” and a legal expert. His resume, however, reads more “partisan advocate” than “good-government crusader.” Bauer came to the White House from the law firm Perkins Coie, where he represented John Kerry in 2004 and Obama during his campaign.

    The only surprise is that it took this long to abolish such a contradictory position in this administration.


  58. mjazz
    58 | August 13, 2010 5:48 pm

    Bell, California has a population of 38,000, and the city manager was getting $787,637 — with annual 12 percent raises . Police chief $457,000, more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck makes in a city of 3.8 million people. Council members earn almost $100,000 for part-time work.


  59. 59 | August 13, 2010 5:48 pm

    @ Philip_Daniel:

    Everybody’s a Muslim to start out. It is only when they are born into the world that they lose their Mohammedanism and are corrupted. Something like that. You know a lot more about the moon god’s blood cult than I do…


  60. Guggi
    60 | August 13, 2010 5:49 pm

    Philip_Daniel wrote:

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:
    That’s “High School Muslim-invented Al-Gebra” to you, Mr. Western Hegemony.
    Diophantus of Alexandria and Brahmagupta were Muslims?
    Well, that’s news…

    Facts, who needs stinky facts ?/


  61. F
    61 | August 13, 2010 5:52 pm

    Sheryl Crow demands ‘recycled toilet paper’ at concerts…

    AUGUST 11--Touring the United States and Europe this year, Sheryl Crow arrives at venues with an assortment of environmental demands certain to vex concert promoters, according to a review of the musician’s 2010 backstage rider.

    The document, excerpted here, actually has a 2-1/2 page “environmental portion” to be “strictly followed and policed.” Seeking to “minimize the overall environmental impact of our tour,” Crow demands that only biodegradable cups and dinnerware be used by the caterer. Produce should be “organic and purchased from local suppliers as much as possible.” And for the five backstage “watering stations,” water “must be sourced from a local spring water vendor.”

    According to Crow’s rider, her tour party travels between gigs in two 45-foot buses, while her equipment is packed into two tractor-trailers.

    Crow, 48, also offers promoters “venue greening suggestions.” She wants “traditional light bulbs” swapped out for compact fluorescent bulbs in “all offices, dressing rooms and common areas.” “Eco-friendly cleaning and bathroom products” and “post-consumer recycled toilet paper and paper towel” should also be used. Crow’s rider also notes that, “We strongly encourage you to use renewable sources and/or to buy sustainable energy credits where possible. Many local utilities offer ‘green power’ as an option--please check with yours and opt in.”


  62. 62 | August 13, 2010 5:53 pm

    @ F:

    I wouldn’t go to her concert if you paid me.


  63. buzzsawmonkey
    63 | August 13, 2010 5:55 pm

    @ F:

    As they used to say in England, “Cor, stone the crows…”


  64. F
    64 | August 13, 2010 5:56 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    I could always just save my used toilet paper and mail it to her, postage due, so she could feel confident she is doing something to save the planet.


  65. 65 | August 13, 2010 5:57 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    This Crow is stoned…


  66. Guggi
    66 | August 13, 2010 5:58 pm


  67. 67 | August 13, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    I think it says allot about this country when an article like that never once mentions Allen West is Black. Despite the setbacks that have occurred under our first Black president the race card truly is maxed out. Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?


  68. mjazz
    68 | August 13, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ F:
    So are you going Prince on us?


  69. 69 | August 13, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ F:

    That is a different art project. Get your own grant writer!

    :mrgreen:


  70. buzzsawmonkey
    70 | August 13, 2010 5:59 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?

    Pekoe or Lapsang Suchong?


  71. mjazz
    71 | August 13, 2010 6:00 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?

    That would be racist, of course.


  72. F
    72 | August 13, 2010 6:01 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    @ taxfreekiller:
    I think it says allot about this country when an article like that never once mentions Allen West is Black. Despite the setbacks that have occurred under our first Black president the race card truly is maxed out. Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?

    Soros Front Starts ‘F*ck Tea’ Campaign


  73. buzzsawmonkey
    73 | August 13, 2010 6:02 pm

    Of course, an Italian Tea Party candidate from Nevada would be Pekoe Reno Romano…


  74. F
    74 | August 13, 2010 6:02 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Rancher wrote:

    Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?

    Pekoe or Lapsang Suchong?

    Certainly couldn’t be Earl Grey.


  75. yenta-fada
    75 | August 13, 2010 6:04 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    @ Rancher:
    Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?
    That would be racist, of course.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnOyMSEWNTs&feature=channel


  76. 76 | August 13, 2010 6:04 pm

    Erik The Red wrote:

    OMG. LMFAO. I have to share this at C2. )

    Hey welcome here, good to see you!


  77. F
    77 | August 13, 2010 6:07 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    Wonder what the NAACP thinks about a Black TEA Party candidate?

    Traitor….Oreo…Uncle Tom


  78. waldensianspirit
    78 | August 13, 2010 6:07 pm

    They broke their promise about showing us what the motorcyclist saw.


  79. 79 | August 13, 2010 6:09 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    His cousin is named Oregano!

    :-)


  80. 80 | August 13, 2010 6:09 pm

    @ F:

    Hmm, let me think. Will there be a thousand hamsters running on little wheels to power up the generators to run her stupid concerts?


  81. 81 | August 13, 2010 6:10 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    They claim Benjamin Franklin was a Syrian Muslim. I shit you not!


  82. yenta-fada
    82 | August 13, 2010 6:11 pm

    DISCRIMINATION is making us fat! (according to the Montreal Gazette)

    Over-eating is just one of a laundry list of negative effects linked to having recently experienced prejudice or exposure to an environment in which stereotyping was ambient — whether at a job site, a street corner or an airport-security checkpoint. Other effects observed by Canadian researchers, who report their findings in the current issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, include increased hostility, difficulty focusing on tasks and irrational decision-making.

    “It’s long been known that people who are stereotyped or targets of prejudice will, of course, experience ill-effects in those moments,” says Michael Inzlicht, associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. “But what we found is that it can affect your situation even after you’ve left the threatening environment.” In multiple experiments in which different kinds of stereotyping were invoked in a variety of ways, Inzlicht and co-author Sonia Kang consistently found the negative effects of discrimination “spill over” to non-stereotyped domains that require self-control.

    People recently exposed to prejudice had greater trouble making rational decisions, were more aggressive, overindulged in unhealthy foods and underperformed on cognitive tests compared to those in a control group. “When people suppress their emotions in the moment, trying to push (the discrimination) out of their minds, that kind of coping is really cognitively taxing,” says Inzlicht.

    “Let’s say you’re in a workplace with a really prejudiced boss and it takes all your energy not to just snap and get angry, or even fired. By the time you go home, you’re more likely to deal inappropriately with your children, less likely to stick to your diet, less likely to follow an exercise regimen, and will have less ability to do the things you want to do.” Researchers say there are vast implications for anyone working in an environment in which stereotyping, or feelings that one might be stereotyped, creates stress. For example, a lone female firefighter on a crew full of males.

    Inzlicht also notes that visual minorities who routinely encounter both subtle and aggressive forms of discrimination stand to see their quality of life negatively affected, with such tasks as getting out of bed when the alarm clock sounds or choosing a salad over fries — “small victories” most people take for granted — likely to be less frequent.Indeed, Nick Noorani, founding publisher of Canadian Immigrant, says he’s heard things in his 12 years as a citizen that he still can’t shake.

    “It’s the small slights, the small comments, that never leave you,” says Noorani, an Indian who came to Canada via Dubai in 1998. “Canadians are the most welcoming, friendliest and embracing people. But you will have some jackasses.”

    Future research will examine a broader range of domains, such as whether the spillover effect is linked to gambling risks or greater financial waste, as well as the potential for certain negative behaviours to rub off on family members.


  83. 83 | August 13, 2010 6:13 pm

    Jerry Brown’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.

    It seems California’s one-time and now aspiring governor Jerry Brown has been drawing down a healthy pension from the state — perhaps double-dipping — causing a mild embarrassment to Jerry that could grow into something more than mild. At the moment he is locked in a tight race with Meg Whitman.

    What’s troubling in all this is not that Brown makes a good pension — or even than there may be some discrepancy about how much he makes versus how much he deserves. It is that the whole thing is SECRET! (rare use of caps and exclam very deliberate).

    Let’s think this through for half a second. At a time when pension funds are bankrupting or potentially bankrupting states all across the country, when aging populations are forcing the reconsideration of all sorts of social security programs on practically every country on Earth (countries that have them, anyway), and when the state of California — the sixth, or is it seventh, biggest economy in the word — is about to, once again, pay its employees with vouchers because it’s got zippity-do-dah in the bank, some officials of that state are receiving pensions whose size and identity we do not know and are not allowed to see.


  84. 84 | August 13, 2010 6:13 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    whether at a job site, a street corner or an airport-security checkpoint.

    Just say “No” to fat hookers…


  85. vagabond trader
    85 | August 13, 2010 6:14 pm

    Cheryl Crow has an unhealthy fixation on toilet paper. Maybe she ought to consider conversion to the muzz cult.Totally green toilet technology.


  86. 86 | August 13, 2010 6:17 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Cheryl Crow has an unhealthy fixation on toilet paper. Maybe she ought to consider conversion to the muzz cult.Totally green toilet technology.

    Yeah she can use her hands!


  87. snork
    87 | August 13, 2010 6:17 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Totally green toilet technology.

    If you never flush, the stuff eventually turns green… :evil:


  88. yenta-fada
    88 | August 13, 2010 6:17 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Cheryl Crow has an unhealthy fixation on toilet paper. Maybe she ought to consider conversion to the muzz cult.Totally green toilet technology.

    Ah do believe you mean BROWN technology.


  89. yenta-fada
    89 | August 13, 2010 6:18 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    whether at a job site, a street corner or an airport-security checkpoint.
    Just say “No” to fat hookers…

    lol


  90. vagabond trader
    90 | August 13, 2010 6:19 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    As soon as I hit submit was waiting for someone to correct that. :-) Thought it would be F. :-)


  91. buzzsawmonkey
    91 | August 13, 2010 6:19 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Cheryl Crow has an unhealthy fixation on toilet paper. Maybe she ought to consider conversion to the muzz cult.Totally green toilet technology.

    Nah. Just a case of Terlet’s Syndrome.


  92. 92 | August 13, 2010 6:19 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    They claim Benjamin Franklin was a Syrian Muslim. I shit you not!

    That makes as much sense as our 16th president being a Babylon 5 Centauri with the name of Abrahamo Lincolni.


  93. yenta-fada
    93 | August 13, 2010 6:19 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Greed is infinite. An economist told me so.


  94. buzzsawmonkey
    94 | August 13, 2010 6:20 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    Greed is infinite. An economist told me so.

    So, the universe is composed of greed?


  95. mjazz
    95 | August 13, 2010 6:22 pm

    @ Rancher:
    See my 58 about Bell, California.


  96. 96 | August 13, 2010 6:23 pm

    snork wrote:

    vagabond trader wrote:

    Totally green toilet technology.

    If you never flush, the stuff eventually turns green…

    Speaking from personal experience, eh? ;)


  97. 97 | August 13, 2010 6:23 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    My greed is quite finite. I’d be satisfied with a mere $10 million. Tax free, of course, but still, it is a paltry sum. It is nothing compared to how the financeers made out in the Great Pilliaging the Obama Bailout. I just want my Fair Share…


  98. buzzsawmonkey
  99. mjazz
    99 | August 13, 2010 6:24 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    You are doing chucky logic.


  100. yenta-fada
    100 | August 13, 2010 6:24 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    Greed is infinite. An economist told me so.
    So, the universe is composed of greed?

    And stupidity. And water and chocolate. A scientist told me.


  101. buzzsawmonkey
    101 | August 13, 2010 6:25 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    I’d be satisfied with a mere $10 million. Tax free, of course, but still, it is a paltry sum.

    “What’s the use of $10 million if you don’t have big money?”

    —Jesse Livermore


  102. mjazz
    102 | August 13, 2010 6:25 pm

    @ Rodan:
    Hey, possum was pretty funny last night on the OT. ;)


  103. 103 | August 13, 2010 6:25 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Just a whiff of anti-Semitism, too, but that is to be expected when Mohammedans are about.


  104. buzzsawmonkey
    104 | August 13, 2010 6:26 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Just a whiff of anti-Semitism, too, but that is to be expected when Mohammedans are about.

    Sadly, the artist doing the page is not only Jewish, but a one-time yeshiva student. But he hocked his heritage for progressivism a long, long time ago.


  105. mjazz
    105 | August 13, 2010 6:27 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Hey, I coulda saved them a couple million on that tunnel for turtles and would have hand carried them across the road for only a million bucks.


  106. 106 | August 13, 2010 6:28 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    I wonder what the average welfare-suck sucks up over the course of, say, 30 years on the dole. When you include all of the welfare infrastructure, I bet it is a princely sum…


  107. yenta-fada
    107 | August 13, 2010 6:28 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    My greed is quite finite. I’d be satisfied with a mere $10 million. Tax free, of course, but still, it is a paltry sum. It is nothing compared to how the financeers made out in the Great Pilliaging the Obama Bailout. I just want my Fair Share…

    Apparently when you get to 10 million, you want power and more money.


  108. 108 | August 13, 2010 6:29 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    I’m willing to risk it!

    :mrgreen:


  109. 109 | August 13, 2010 6:30 pm

    1993 flip-flop: Sen. Reid introduced bill ‘clarifying’ birthright citizenship

    For all the brouhaha over Republicans wanting to review the interpretation of the 14th Amendment, the citizenship/birthright clause, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, once supported revising the current interpretation of the birthright citizenship clause in 1993.

    Mr. Reid introduced a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993. The bill, which died in committee after it was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, includes tough immigration provisions that would make many wonder where Mr. Reid truly stands on the immigration and border debate.

    Whoa.


  110. 110 | August 13, 2010 6:30 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    @ Rancher:
    See my 58 about Bell, California.

    I had seen that, the towns folk are about to lynch them.


  111. huckfunn
    111 | August 13, 2010 6:32 pm

    update from savage…

    this comment was misleading and is scrubbed by request. sorry for the edit.

    savage


  112. yenta-fada
    112 | August 13, 2010 6:34 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    I’m willing to risk it!

    I hear that Senators are on sale this year. In fact, all of Congress is on sale. Think how much social justice you could buy with 10 million. You’d be suprised how cheap it is to buy a politician. If you look at demo and repub donations, they are small compared to the influence. Let’s have a tip jar and buy a politician or 12. (cheaper by the dozen?)


  113. 113 | August 13, 2010 6:36 pm

    Speeder may pay $1 million fine

    BERN, Switzerland, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A Swedish driver caught speeding at 180 mph in Switzerland could face a world-record fine of $1 million for the infraction, prosecutors say.


  114. yenta-fada
    114 | August 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    @ [blank]:

    You’re not fooling me with that name change. Of course, if you changed your avatar, we’d all have to guess….for about a couple of minutes anyway. :-)


  115. 115 | August 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    Cocaine found in woman’s bank deposit

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Connecticut authorities said a woman was arrested after she accidentally included a small bag of cocaine with her bank deposit.


  116. F
    116 | August 13, 2010 6:39 pm

    @ yenta-fada:
    Oh FOOF! ;)


  117. huckfunn
    117 | August 13, 2010 6:40 pm

    Hey Furry. What the *blank* are you doin?


  118. F
    118 | August 13, 2010 6:40 pm

    Camera clock delay led to ticket errors

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) — San Francisco transport officials said more than 500 drivers received erroneous tickets due to incorrect times on parking cameras.


  119. F
    119 | August 13, 2010 6:43 pm

    Stolen San Francisco cat found in New York

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) — The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said a nearly blind cat abducted a year ago reappeared on the streets of New York.


  120. F
    120 | August 13, 2010 6:44 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Hey Furry. What the *blank* are you doin?

    Being contrary?


  121. buzzsawmonkey
    121 | August 13, 2010 6:44 pm

    I see where Wigboy is trying to justify his Cheka instincts over at DoD…


  122. huckfunn
    122 | August 13, 2010 6:45 pm

    @ vagabond trader:
    Piss be upon them :twisted:


  123. 123 | August 13, 2010 6:47 pm

    @ vagabond trader:

    It gets them closer to God…


  124. 124 | August 13, 2010 6:48 pm

    @ [blank]:

    How times change!


  125. huckfunn
    125 | August 13, 2010 6:49 pm

    F wrote:

    Stolen San Francisco cat found in New York

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) — The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said a nearly blind cat abducted a year ago reappeared on the streets of New York.

    Why would anyone steal a blind cat? Hell, why would anyone steal any cat. I’ve got a cat that’s been hangin around my house and she’s totally unstole. A little help?


  126. F
    126 | August 13, 2010 6:50 pm

    Aboriginal elder leads police to body — but wrong one

    SYDNEY (Reuters) -- An Aboriginal elder who claimed to have seen the location of a missing child in a dream has led Australian police to a body — but it was not the corpse of a child but of an adult woman. | Video


  127. buzzsawmonkey
    127 | August 13, 2010 6:50 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Hell, why would anyone steal any cat.

    For food. Katz’s Delicatessen.


  128. 128 | August 13, 2010 6:51 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Chinese takeout…


  129. F
    129 | August 13, 2010 6:52 pm

    Paris Hilton to vigorously defend bad hair day

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Many people have bad hair days, but one that cost $35 million? Not even Paris Hilton could do that — at least, that’s what she says.


  130. huckfunn
    130 | August 13, 2010 6:53 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Hell, why would anyone steal any cat.

    For food. Katz’s Delicatessen.

    They taste too much like armadillo for my liking.


  131. vagabond trader
    131 | August 13, 2010 6:53 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Sign w/pic observed at local Chinese take out joint:

    LOST CAT

    :mrgreen:


  132. F
    132 | August 13, 2010 6:54 pm

    Council Paints Yellow Line Over Hedgehog

    A worker painted yellow lines over a squashed hedgehog rather than move it off the road.


  133. 133 | August 13, 2010 6:55 pm

    @ F:

    Probably a union worker…


  134. vagabond trader
    134 | August 13, 2010 6:55 pm

    @ F:

    Hair extentions? Next thing you’ll tell us she isn’t a natural blonde.


  135. F
    135 | August 13, 2010 6:56 pm

    Inmate Accused of Eating Eye Glasses

    William Demery, 42, could face a charge of criminal mischief for allegedly snatching another Burleigh County inmate’s glasses and eating them less than five hours after being booked into the detention center.


  136. F
    136 | August 13, 2010 6:57 pm

    @ Rodan:
    I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw that article. Reid is a total shit, then and now.


  137. 137 | August 13, 2010 6:58 pm

    @ F:

    He is a Democrat. They are all like that.


  138. buzzsawmonkey
    138 | August 13, 2010 6:59 pm

    Good Shabbos, folks! I’m gone.


  139. 139 | August 13, 2010 7:03 pm

    F wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw that article. Reid is a total shit, then and now.

    He’s a hypocrite!


  140. 140 | August 13, 2010 7:03 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Good Shabbos, folks! I’m gone.

    Have a good one!


  141. huckfunn
    141 | August 13, 2010 7:05 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Sign w/pic observed at local Chinese take out joint:

    LOST CAT

    CAT FOUND


  142. vagabond trader
    142 | August 13, 2010 7:06 pm

    Zip gets Cubed


  143. vagabond trader
    143 | August 13, 2010 7:06 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Oh noes,poor kitteh!


  144. snowcrash
    144 | August 13, 2010 7:07 pm

    @ mjazz:
    Did you read where possum decreed that LGF comments that are about us go to our overnight comment count? Hilarious.


  145. 145 | August 13, 2010 7:09 pm

    @ Just the Letter F:

    I tawt I taw dat puddytat before!


  146. 146 | August 13, 2010 7:16 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ vagabond trader:
    The government paid $15,000 for a cross in a jar of urine back in the ’80s. After that, the only thing that would surprise me is if they did it with a Koran. That would be a hate crime, you see…

    Been there, done that, got the tee shirt, got the hat!

    I came up with the idea, and Foehammer made the animated graphic. Foe and I should’ve gotten $7,500 each!

    Flush a Koran


  147. F
    147 | August 13, 2010 7:18 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Just the Letter F:
    I tawt I taw dat puddytat before!

    I was getting more than a bit peeved with someone constantly apparently purposely misusing my nic in ways I found inappropriate, especially after more than once telling them how I preferred to be addressed. So my “constant” nic change was just a bit of sport and peevishness on my part, I have to admit.

    My removing the picture of Her Imperious Majesty as my avatar would have made Her Wrath descend upon me as swiftly as if I had forgotten to fetch her dinner. ;)


  148. 148 | August 13, 2010 7:23 pm

    F wrote:

    Council Paints Yellow Line Over Hedgehog
    A worker painted yellow lines over a squashed hedgehog rather than move it off the road.

    Council workers paint double yellow lines under car, then have it towed


  149. 149 | August 13, 2010 7:31 pm

    @ F:

    I was looking at it on the Dr. K thread -- oh my goodness that was hysterical. I had co-workers looking at me like I was deranged.

    (okay, okay, my coworkers ALWAYS look at me like I’m deranged, but it was with greater intent than the usual.)


  150. 150 | August 13, 2010 7:32 pm

    F wrote:

    Stolen San Francisco cat found in New York
    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) — The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said a nearly blind cat abducted a year ago reappeared on the streets of New York.

    It’s almost CATURDAY!


  151. 151 | August 13, 2010 7:37 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ F:
    I wouldn’t go to her concert if you paid me.

    Me neither.

    She was the one who made that stoooopid comment about using only one square of toilet paper. I wouldn’t shake her hand, either.


  152. vagabond trader
    152 | August 13, 2010 7:38 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    <<<<< Everyday is Caturday for this one.


  153. 153 | August 13, 2010 7:40 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    Iron Fist wrote:
    @ F:
    I wouldn’t go to her concert if you paid me.
    Me neither.
    She was the one who made that stoooopid comment about using only one square of toilet paper. I wouldn’t shake her hand, either.

    Not even with the large economy bottle of Purell in my purse.


  154. F
    154 | August 13, 2010 7:46 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    Iron Fist wrote:
    @ F:
    I wouldn’t go to her concert if you paid me.
    Me neither.
    She was the one who made that stoooopid comment about using only one square of toilet paper. I wouldn’t shake her hand, either.

    You could pay me and I’d pocket the money and say I went.

    Just give me a ticket? Find the most foul and dirty street bum I could find and give them the ticket.


  155. 155 | August 13, 2010 7:51 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    It’s almost CATURDAY!

    I love Caturday! My cats seem to know it’s almost Caturday, they abandoned all their manners and are on the dinner table attacking my food. When I order them to get down, they just sneer.


  156. 156 | August 13, 2010 8:13 pm

    savage wrote:

    @ F:
    Hmm, let me think. Will there be a thousand hamsters running on little wheels to power up the generators to run her stupid concerts?

    Well, given the certain “sexual” proclivities of some members of her audiences, those hamsters would also serve as TP for them… Wow! Recycling!


  157. snork
    157 | August 13, 2010 8:15 pm

    @ vagabond trader:
    Fisting committees?


  158. F
    158 | August 13, 2010 8:27 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ F:
    I was looking at it on the Dr. K thread – oh my goodness that was hysterical. I had co-workers looking at me like I was deranged.
    (okay, okay, my coworkers ALWAYS look at me like I’m deranged, but it was with greater intent than the usual.)

    I was going a bit crazy with the nic-changing, trying to change it each post I made with it being some F-something that related to my comment at hand. Eeeagh, that was hard.

    We have dear m, who isn’t; so now I am F, who isn’t one. ;)


  159. huckfunn
    159 | August 13, 2010 9:42 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    All I know is how it was identified at Youtube as people implanting an IED. Can you shed any light on your view of this?


  160. waldensianspirit
    160 | August 13, 2010 9:44 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Yea I found the long version at higher resolution and a lot more dialog


  161. huckfunn
    161 | August 13, 2010 9:47 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    You got a link?


  162. waldensianspirit
    162 | August 13, 2010 9:49 pm

    How not to remove a 155 IED
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-X0PI3uzy0&feature=related


  163. huckfunn
    163 | August 13, 2010 9:57 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    I think you’re right. After viewing the long version there’s not much doubt that it was friendlies who got taken out. Thanks for noticing that and calling attention to it.

    Admins:

    I recommend that my #111 above, and all replies to it, be taken down out of respect for US allies that paid the price.


  164. waldensianspirit
    164 | August 13, 2010 10:00 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Yea, I don’t know how the short version came about without specific editing to change the story


  165. huckfunn
    165 | August 13, 2010 10:01 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    I’m emailing the thread gods now.

    out


  166. waldensianspirit
    166 | August 13, 2010 10:06 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Ok, take care.

    The two were posted about two months a part late 2009. A couple of people tried to say on youtube comments that it was volunteers


  167. huckfunn
    167 | August 13, 2010 10:10 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    Gee; I didn’t notice that. Again, thanks for pointing that out. Seeya on another thread.


  168. waldensianspirit
    168 | August 13, 2010 10:11 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Oh, I didn’t see it for a while either. Because the title had me too


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