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5 Bean Soup

by Bunk X ( 39 Comments › )
Filed under Food and Drink, Humor, OOT, Open thread at April 2nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm

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After the weekend’s festivities that included final edits/formatting the Breitbart Interview Transcript, and the BlogMockRadio Show, I’m a bit burned out. So line up at the tureen on the Rec Room counter and we’ll ladle out a hot steaming bowl of bean soup, aka The Overnight Open Thread.

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  1. rain of lead
    1 | April 2, 2012 11:17 pm

    just never “got” his type of funny.
    now this…This is FUNNY!


  2. rain of lead
    2 | April 2, 2012 11:29 pm

    oh
    and chalk up a win for the 2nd amendment

    Federal Judge: Citizens Can Buy Guns and Ammo During State of Emergency

    Now, a federal court has agreed, ruling that state law can’t make a blanket ban that keeps the plaintiffs from carrying or buying guns and ammunition during an emergency.

    “While the bans imposed … may be limited in duration, it cannot be overlooked that the statutes strip peaceable, law-abiding citizens of the right to arm themselves in defense of hearth and home, striking at the very core of the Second Amendment,” Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard wrote in his order.


  3. rain of lead
    3 | April 2, 2012 11:43 pm

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/04/02/video-obama-campaign-disables-credit-card-verification-accepts-donation-from-nidal-hasan/

    hmmmmm
    wasn’t there a HUGE story on the news today about a massive
    credit card theft scheme?


  4. 4 | April 2, 2012 11:44 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    oh
    and chalk up a win for the 2nd amendment
    Federal Judge: Citizens Can Buy Guns and Ammo During State of Emergency
    Now, a federal court has agreed, ruling that state law can’t make a blanket ban that keeps the plaintiffs from carrying or buying guns and ammunition during an emergency.
    “While the bans imposed … may be limited in duration, it cannot be overlooked that the statutes strip peaceable, law-abiding citizens of the right to arm themselves in defense of hearth and home, striking at the very core of the Second Amendment,” Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard wrote in his order.

    Well, now how is little Barry going to take away people guns in his emergency manufactured emergency now? This judge was obviously a illegitimate raaaaacist judge.


  5. 5 | April 2, 2012 11:45 pm

    rain of lead wrote:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/04/02/video-obama-campaign-disables-credit-card-verification-accepts-donation-from-nidal-hasan/
    hmmmmm
    wasn’t there a HUGE story on the news today about a massive
    credit card theft scheme?

    Nothing to see here comrade, please come along with us to this nice comfortable waiting area… :twisted:


  6. rain of lead
    7 | April 2, 2012 11:51 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    this kinda tells me that bammy ain’t getting the bucks like he thought
    he would and is having to resort to “other” measures


  7. AZfederalist
    8 | April 3, 2012 12:09 am

    @ rain of lead:

    Yep, having to re-run the same scam you ran in 2008 is not exactly a stroke of brilliance nor a sign of confidence. Now, if the Republicans had a pair and a spine, they’d make political hay of this fact. /yeah, never mind.


  8. rain of lead
    9 | April 3, 2012 12:25 am

    @ rain of lead:
    How much would insurance be on that? I am not giving up my spot in the garage!


  9. 10 | April 3, 2012 12:27 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    Yep, having to re-run the same scam you ran in 2008 is not exactly a stroke of brilliance nor a sign of confidence. Now, if the Republicans had a pair and a spine, they’d make political hay of this fact. /yeah, never mind.

    The strangest thing happened to me this afternoon. A blank spot appeared in my network traffic monitoring software and my cell phone, which was connected to my computer via USB transfer protocol had it’s flash card corrupted. Anti-virus and mal/spyware programs all indicate the system is clear and clean with no intrusions.

    Things that make you go… Hmmmmmm, IYKWIMAIKYD…


  10. rain of lead
    11 | April 3, 2012 12:29 am

    @ rain of lead:

    it flys
    we can park it on the roof


  11. AZfederalist
    12 | April 3, 2012 12:29 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    How much would insurance be on that? I am not giving up my spot in the garage!

    If the car costs $280K, I can’t imagine the insurance and operating costs.

    One of those, “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” kind of things


  12. momcat
    13 | April 3, 2012 12:30 am

    @ rain of lead:
    Ok I am logged in now and i am not giving up my garage spot!


  13. momcat
    14 | April 3, 2012 12:30 am

    @ rain of lead:
    except on Christmas eve.


  14. 15 | April 3, 2012 12:31 am

    momcat wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    Ok I am logged in now and i am not giving up my garage spot!

    Hey momcat, how you feeling…


  15. momcat
    16 | April 3, 2012 12:32 am

    @ doriangrey:
    doing good thanks for asking!


  16. rain of lead
    17 | April 3, 2012 12:43 am

    momcat wrote:

    @ rain of lead:
    Ok I am logged in now and i am not giving up my garage spot!

    hung me up for a sec, thought I was talking to myself


  17. AZfederalist
    18 | April 3, 2012 1:07 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    thought I was talking to myself

    Looks like you are. :-)


  18. Poteen
    19 | April 3, 2012 1:16 am

    U go girl!

    S.E. Cupp ‏ @secupp

    Reply
    Retweet
    Favorite
    · Open

    Glad you liked it. Felt good to say. RT @mjrachel: Keith Olberman is a Big Dick! Love, @secupp http://yfrog.us/naq9izz


  19. 20 | April 3, 2012 5:32 am

    Poteen wrote:

    U go girl!
    S.E. Cupp ‏ @secupp
    Reply
    Retweet
    Favorite
    · Open
    Glad you liked it. Felt good to say. RT @mjrachel: Keith Olberman is a Big Dick! Love, @secupp http://yfrog.us/naq9izz

    SE is definitely easy on the eyes, but sadly she is quite the moderate squishy. :sad:


  20. 21 | April 3, 2012 5:41 am

    Morning all. Rummaging in my photo archives yields this post


  21. 22 | April 3, 2012 7:30 am

    These OOTs can be pretty slow these days, no?


  22. mfhorn
    23 | April 3, 2012 7:39 am

    I’ve seen some comments over the last few weeks from people who are fed up with the Republican Party, aka the ‘Stupid Party’, so I decided to check out some possible alternates.

    List of American political parties Amazing how many of these parties are far left, although there are plenty on the far right, too.

    This seems to be the most interesting of the ones I looked over.
    Modern Whig party.


  23. mfhorn
    24 | April 3, 2012 7:53 am

    And the Objectivist Party


  24. 25 | April 3, 2012 7:55 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Yeah, it depends. SOmetimes we’ll have 50-60 posts, but 20-30 mseems to mbe more the average lately. I don’t ussually post overnight anymore, because when I am up there is nobody on.


  25. 26 | April 3, 2012 8:14 am

    @ mfhorn:

    My only problem with alternative parties is that it could take years (and that’s optimistic) for them to become mainstream and one has to be mainstream to be formidable. We’ve already seen how much damage can be done in just 3 years; my concern is we simply don’t have the time for an alternative party to mature.


  26. Guggi
    27 | April 3, 2012 8:19 am

    @ mfhorn:

    The more “diversity” you have in your political landscape the more you’re in deep trouble. You’ve to build coalitions and small parties gain unproportional power (“small coalitions” -- Germany is a perfect eyample). In so called “big coalitions” -- coalitions where the two main parties form a coalition -- political ocorruption is even more a danger and voters can’t even vote them out (Austria would be a perfect example). Work is only done on the lowest common denominator or against the will of the people who have no choice to vote them out.

    What you get are parties like the “Pirates” in Germany without any clue about politics and economy who think the debt crises in Berlin is about some Millions of Euros while it is about 3 Billion Euros but gained more than 7 p.c. of the votes in the elections in Berlin and Saarland respectively and they would gain at the moment about 9 p.c. some polls even say 12 p.c. in nationwide elections.

    I doubt you would be happy to have the greenies or some irresponsible party with unproportional power in charge.


  27. Guggi
    28 | April 3, 2012 8:27 am

    Are you an ECO POET? Climate science needs YOU
    Creative writing and global warming formally allied

    The dividing line between creative writing and climate science -- sometimes thin -- has been triumphantly dissolved. A new postgraduate course at the University of East Anglia hopes to bring together “researchers in the environmental sciences, philosophy, history and literature to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions”.

    And put that thermometer down. If you have experience writing “eco-poetry”, then the UEA wants to hear from you.

    (…)


  28. 29 | April 3, 2012 8:32 am

    @ Guggi:

    Exactly. The path to true change is to work within the system we have, and change things from the bottom up. Work for power in the State governments, and in the Legislature, not try to replace the President and work from the top down. Every time that has been tried, that has been a failure. Even Lincoln’s election followed smaller gains by the nacent Republican Party in the 1850s. The Tea PArty is doing things right. It takes time to move the ship of State. This is by design. Ouyr form of government was designed to be hard to take over and shift to any particular purpose. Look at the trouble Obama may have with the Supreme Court.


  29. Guggi
    30 | April 3, 2012 8:40 am

    Would be interesting what Mike C. has to say about this article:

    Middle East will go back to being an obscure backwater

    (…)

    Although shale oil technology is still in its infancy, much of the U.S. shale oil can be developed inexpensively, at a cost comparable to the US$50 to US$60 per barrel cost of tar sands, which has itself been dropping. The trend down in shale oil costs is likely to continue over the coming years. Israel, which has some 250-billion barrels in one basin near Jerusalem alone, an amount comparable to Saudi Arabia’s reserves, expects to develop its oil at a cost of US$35 to US$40 per barrel. Should the world price of oil drop to this level — which happens to be the average price over the last two decades — the halving in oil prices will have mirrored that of natural gas. In the process, today’s Middle East energy exporters will have been bankrupted and their autocrats ousted.

    (…)


  30. Guggi
    31 | April 3, 2012 8:46 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    This is how the Democratic Party was transformed into a hellhole of lefty ideology. But it works also the other way round and yes, I agree, the Tea Party movement was a good starter but will it be successful ?


  31. Guggi
    32 | April 3, 2012 8:49 am

    GSA chief resigns amid reports of excessive spending

    (…)

    The leadership collapse came hours before GSA Inspector General Brian D. Miller released a scathing report on the $823,000 training conference, held for 300 West Coast employees at the M Resort and Casino, an opulent hotel in Henderson, Nev., just south of Las Vegas. From $130,000 in travel expenses for six scouting trips to a $2,000 party in Peck’s loft suite, event planners violated federal limits on conference spending.

    (…)


  32. 33 | April 3, 2012 8:58 am

    @ Guggi:

    We’ll just have to see on that. It is the best chance we have. I certainly hope it will be successful, but there are a lot of forces arrayed against it. And we are up against a hard time limit. I learned the other day that the CBO won’t even do projections after the year 2027 because the budget simply comes apart. So if we don’t do something before then (significantly before then; it takes time for anything to take effect), we will collapse then. If we don’t collapse before then. We are in almost as bad a position as Greece, and almost nobody wants to do anything about it. The House Republicans have passed a semi-responsible budget, but everybody knows that is DOA in the Senate. I don’t have much hope for the future of the nation. I am trying to do what i can to get me and my family ready for it. That is about all I can do.


  33. Guggi
    35 | April 3, 2012 9:12 am

    Btw.: another German solar panel company went bankrupt: Q-Cells


  34. 36 | April 3, 2012 9:15 am

    @ Guggi:

    Brilliant. Airbus iss one of Europe’s big exporters. Might as well make their product as unappealing as possible to the market. Do your elites all own stock in Boeing?


  35. Guggi
    37 | April 3, 2012 9:24 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Do your elites all own stock in Boeing?

    You’ve to ask Sarkozy who is the main supporter of this stupid tax.

    But it seems that GM is also short sighted:

    (…)

    An internal General Motors strategy paper reveals that the US automaker wants to close its plants in Western Europe and transfer production to low-cost countries. The document means that the future looks bleak for Opel’s plant in Bochum and Vauxhall’s factory in Ellesmere Port.

    (…)

    The strategy could make GM more profitable in the short term, but it is likely to lose its position as the world’s largest automaker as a result. One of the reasons that German automaker Volkswagen is gaining market share is because it is producing special models for large markets like the US and China.

    GM appears to have its eye mainly on the stock markets. Volkswagen, however, is focusing on building cars. That’s one reason why the Wolfsburg-based company would be unlikely to commit a gaffe like the one that befell Opel at the Geneva Motor Show.

    (…)


  36. 38 | April 3, 2012 9:32 am

    @ Guggi:

    Oh GOvernment Mors is ran stupidly by stupid people. That is why the Federal Government lost a boat-load of money when they bailed GM out. Volkswagon produces the Passat here in Tennessee. It is supposed to be a high-quality car. It isn’t my style of car, though, so I won’t be buying one. Still, that is good for the economy of Tennessee as well as the bottom line for Volkswagon. It is a real win-win situation. If GM can’t learn from that, they will be buried by the competition.


  37. Guggi
    39 | April 3, 2012 9:38 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    And this is what you get when you lump together 100 experts at the Harvard Kennedy School to solve future energy problems:

    (…)

    The researchers also surveyed more than 100 experts working with energy technologies to get their recommendations for energy R&D funding and their projections of cost and performance under different R&D scenarios. They used the experts’ input to conduct extensive economic modeling on the impact of federal R&D investments and other policies (such as a clean energy standard) on economic, environmental, and security goals.

    The research team identified industries that would most benefit from increased innovation investment. The report recommends the largest percentage increases for research and development in four fields: energy storage, bio-energy, efficient buildings, and solar photovoltaics.

    The report, titled Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation, recommends doubling government funding for energy research, development and demonstration efforts to about $10 billion per year. The modeling results suggest that spending above that level might deliver decreasing marginal returns.

    (…)

    Sometimes you only want to scream……


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