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Andrew Sullivan to start subscription site

by Rodan ( 121 Comments › )
Filed under Humor, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Progressives at January 3rd, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Andrew Sullivan, whose claim to fame is rivaling Charles Johnson’s online nervous breakdown and paranoia, has reached a new delusional level. He is leaving the Neo-Marxist Daily Beast and plans to start a subscription website.

Andrew Sullivan, the prolific writer who has built up his following for his blog “The Dish” first at the TheAtlantic.com and then at the Daily Beast, announced on Wednesday he is striking out on his own with a Web site dependent entirely on subscription revenue.

Mr. Sullivan said in an announcement posted on “The Dish” that starting on Feb. 1, he plans to charge readers $19.99 a year or whatever they might want to pay to subscribe to his site. He said that he spent the last dozen years blogging and trying to figure out how to make his venture profitable. He tried pledge drives for six years and then shifted to partnering with larger institutions like the Atlantic and the Daily Beast. He said he decided to make this change now since his contract with the Daily Beast was finished at the end of 2012.

“We felt more and more that getting readers to pay a small amount for content was the only truly solid future for online journalism,” Mr. Sullivan wrote. He added “the only completely clear and transparent way to do this, we concluded, was to become totally independent of other media entities and rely entirely on you for our salaries, health insurance, and legal, technological and accounting expenses.”

Mr. Sullivan is starting his new company, Dish Publishing LLC, with his two colleagues and executive editors, Patrick Appel and Chris Bodenner. Mr. Sullivan said that he has received the support of Tina Brown, the Daily Beast’s editor in chief, and Barry Diller, its owner, to keep “The Dish” on the Daily Beast Web site through Feb. 1. Then the site will shift to his old address, www.andrewsullivan.com.

Other than Charles Johnson, Chris Matthews and a few loons, who the hell will pay money to read Andrew Sullivan rants. His paranoid world view centered around Sarah Palin’s son, Trig, and some nefarious anti-gay genocide plot is not even funny. Unlike Charles whose hysterical rantings about Ron Paul and Nazis can be funny occasionally, Sullivan is a bore. He is a Far Left Neo-Marxist but calls himself a Conservative. This is not a man who lives in reality and will soon discover, he does not have the clout nor readership he thinks he does.

I hope Andrew Sullivan will end up broke in the streets along with Charles Johnson. They both should be locked up in mental asylums.

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  1. 1 | January 3, 2013 3:25 pm

    This man is really deranged. Who will pay money to read his garbage.


  2. EBL
    2 | January 3, 2013 3:27 pm

    He claims to have raised over $100,000 yesterday. We will see. But he has to raise about $750K to a million a year to fund his thing (he claims to have seven staffers, although two of those may be his hubbie and a beagle).


  3. heysoos
    3 | January 3, 2013 3:28 pm

    don’t know the guy…nice beard tho


  4. EBL
    4 | January 3, 2013 3:29 pm

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/the-dish-model-the-data.html He is claiming to have raise $333K so far.


  5. 5 | January 3, 2013 3:31 pm

    @ EBL:

    I am dubious. I certainly wouldn’t pay money to read him. He is a triviality, anyway, and by doing this he just makes himself more inconsequential.


  6. AZfederalist
    6 | January 3, 2013 3:38 pm

    May he go the way of Air America, Current TV, and LGF.


  7. Speranza
    7 | January 3, 2013 3:42 pm

    Andrew Sullivan looks as if he needs to be wearing one of those Hannibal Lector facial masks.


  8. AZfederalist
    8 | January 3, 2013 3:43 pm

    May he go the way of Air America, Current TV, and LGF.

    EBL wrote:

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/the-dish-model-the-data.html He is claiming to have raise $333K so far.

    That’s only 16,508 idiots, as we found in November, there are 57 million of them in the US, take out the 47% of takers and you still have a lot of idiots with money.


  9. Speranza
    9 | January 3, 2013 3:43 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    This man is really deranged. Who will pay money to read his garbage.

    Reminds me of several years ago when the NY Times made people pay to read online Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, Frank Rich,Bob Herbert, etc. It was a huge flop. Surprise, surprise.


  10. 10 | January 3, 2013 3:45 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Andrew Sullivan looks as if he needs to be wearing one of those Hannibal Lector facial masks.

    He’s should be in a mental asylum.


  11. heysoos
    11 | January 3, 2013 3:45 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    This man is really deranged. Who will pay money to read his garbage.

    Reminds me of several years ago when the NY Times made people pay to read online Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, Frank Rich,Bob Herbert, etc. It was a huge flop. Surprise, surprise.

    liberals are oblivious to outcomes….positive results is alien to them


  12. 12 | January 3, 2013 3:46 pm

    @ Speranza:

    What does Sullivan bring to the table? At least Charles Johnson is funny at times.


  13. EBL
    13 | January 3, 2013 3:47 pm

    @ Speranza:
    Only if you are dangling a sausage in front of him.


  14. AZfederalist
    14 | January 3, 2013 3:48 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    Not sure how my first comment got duplicated


  15. EBL
    15 | January 3, 2013 3:50 pm

    @ Iron Fist: I am not wishing him well, but I think he can round up enough lefties willing to throw him a $20, at least in the sort term. But paid content only works if you restrict others from seeing it or give paid readers a benefit (like maybe comments?). Sully needs to attention and eventually he has to balance giving paid readers something vs. unpaid readers.


  16. Da_Beerfreak
    16 | January 3, 2013 3:50 pm

    Nobody is going to pay for material that others are giving away. The few pay-to-read sites have got to be damn good or they don’t stand a snowball’s chance of surviving.


  17. AZfederalist
    17 | January 3, 2013 3:53 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Nobody is going to pay for material that others are giving away. The few pay-to-read sites have got to be damn good or they don’t stand a snowball’s chance of surviving.

    Good point. Why pay Sullivan for what the MSM gives away for free?


  18. heysoos
    18 | January 3, 2013 3:54 pm

    why pay someone to tell you what you need to know?…that’s for psychiatrists


  19. Da_Beerfreak
    19 | January 3, 2013 3:58 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Nobody is going to pay for material that others are giving away. The few pay-to-read sites have got to be damn good or they don’t stand a snowball’s chance of surviving.

    Good point. Why pay Sullivan for what the MSM gives away for free?

    The free market is a cruel place for a clueless Marxist to wander into… :twisted:


  20. Lily
    20 | January 3, 2013 3:58 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    This man is really deranged. Who will pay money to read his garbage.

    I think his ego has gotten the better of him because I just don’t see anyone paying to read his self-rightoues crap.


  21. Lily
    21 | January 3, 2013 4:02 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    AZfederalist wrote:
    Da_Beerfreak wrote:
    Nobody is going to pay for material that others are giving away. The few pay-to-read sites have got to be damn good or they don’t stand a snowball’s chance of surviving.
    Good point. Why pay Sullivan for what the MSM gives away for free?
    The free market is a cruel place for a clueless Marxist to wander into…

    Isn’t that the truth. I just don’t see Sullivan making it big with this. His ego has gotten the better of him this time.


  22. SciFiGuy
    22 | January 3, 2013 4:16 pm

    Hey, what if We offered to sell Sullivan to Al Jezzera? They are in a buying mood now!!


  23. 23 | January 3, 2013 4:23 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    This man is really deranged. Who will pay money to read his garbage.
    I think his ego has gotten the better of him because I just don’t see anyone paying to read his self-rightoues crap.

    Sullivan actually was sane at one time. Then when Bush came out against Gay Marriage, he went berserk. He claims to be Conservative, but he really is Hard Left.


  24. AZfederalist
    24 | January 3, 2013 4:24 pm

    SciFiGuy wrote:

    Hey, what if We offered to sell Sullivan to Al Jezzera? They are in a buying mood now!!

    I think his lifestyle may not be compatible with the Jihadis


  25. citizen_q
    25 | January 3, 2013 4:28 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    SciFiGuy wrote:
    Hey, what if We offered to sell Sullivan to Al Jezzera? They are in a buying mood now!!

    I think his lifestyle may not be compatible with the Jihadis

    If would be funny to see him find out the hard way.


  26. 26 | January 3, 2013 4:30 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    SciFiGuy wrote:
    Hey, what if We offered to sell Sullivan to Al Jezzera? They are in a buying mood now!!

    I think his lifestyle may not be compatible with the Jihadis

    Sullivan is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Go figure.


  27. Lily
    27 | January 3, 2013 4:40 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    Rodan wrote:
    This man is really deranged. Who will pay money to read his garbage.
    I think his ego has gotten the better of him because I just don’t see anyone paying to read his self-rightoues crap.
    Sullivan actually was sane at one time. Then when Bush came out against Gay Marriage, he went berserk. He claims to be Conservative, but he really is Hard Left.

    Yeah I remember that. But it didn’t last too long. Then he went hard left. He and cj are very similar…Sullivan just turned back to his leftist roots eariler than cj.


  28. 28 | January 3, 2013 4:40 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Coming soon to the People’s Demokratik Republik of Amerikastan, a new taxpayer subsidy for left of center media outlets, which Sullivan will most definitely qualify for. We’ll pay his jizya regardless of whether we avail ourselves of his drek or no. Then in Biden’s second term, they’ll pass a forced reading list of approved materials for reeducation purposes, where Dorian and myself, along with Huckfunn and yourself and a few others will be forced to avail ourselves of some piece of leftist fluff, and Sullivan’s, “typing,” will most definitely be included there.

    A sawbuck is cheap compared to what it’ll run in the future, Comrade Rodan.


  29. Lily
    29 | January 3, 2013 4:41 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    AZfederalist wrote:
    SciFiGuy wrote:
    Hey, what if We offered to sell Sullivan to Al Jezzera? They are in a buying mood now!!
    I think his lifestyle may not be compatible with the Jihadis
    Sullivan is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Go figure.

    Yes he is! What a quagmire there. Apparently he didn’t do his homework because if he lived in the middle east with his life-style..it wouldn’t be pleasent for him in the least bit. It makes you wonder do these people even think about who they align themselves with at all??


  30. 30 | January 3, 2013 4:44 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    I wish you were joking.


  31. 31 | January 3, 2013 4:45 pm

    @ Lily:

    To be fair, Muslim men tend to be bisexual, so maybe that’s why Sullivan supports the MB.


  32. 32 | January 3, 2013 4:45 pm

    @ Lily:

    CJ and Sullivan were buds after CJ’s conversion.


  33. Lily
    33 | January 3, 2013 4:46 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:
    To be fair, Muslim men tend to be bisexual, so maybe that’s why Sullivan supports the MB.

    Could be. One never knows.


  34. Lily
    34 | January 3, 2013 4:47 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:
    CJ and Sullivan were buds after CJ’s conversion.

    Oh I remember that! Indeed. I wonder how they feel about each other now? I haven’t been keeping track of that, but they seem to be on the same page again.


  35. citizen_q
    35 | January 3, 2013 4:49 pm

    O/T, but gag

    Making out with Bill, an office flirtation and singing ‘you’re so vain to the mirror’: New film to reveal softer side of Hillary Rodham Clinton in her 20s

    She may be going through personal dramas all of her own, but Hillary Clinton’s early life could soon be appearing on the Silver Screen.

    A script about the Secretary of State in her 20s and how she chose her husband over her career has become the talk of Hollywood.

    The husband in question is future President Bill Clinton, and her job was as the youngest member of the House Judiciary Committee trying to impeach President Nixon.

    Hmmm…. I could have sworn that I read somewhere that hillary was thrown off that committee for ethical violations.

    My google-fu might not be the greatest, but here is a quote from WND,

    Details of Hillary Clinton’s firing from the House Judiciary Committee staff for unethical behavior as she helped prepare articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon have been confirmed by the panel’s chief Republican counsel.

    Franklin Polk backed up major claims by Jerry Zeifman, the general counsel and chief of staff
    of the House Judiciary Committee who supervised Clinton’s work on the Watergate investigation in 1974, reported columnist Dan Calabrese in a column republished by WND.

    Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Clinton a “liar” and “an unethical, dishonest lawyer.”

    He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation of Kennedy-administration activities that made Watergate “look like a day at the beach.”

    Her brief, Zeifman said, was so fraudulent and ridiculous, she would have been disbarred if she had submitted it to a judge.


  36. unclassifiable
    36 | January 3, 2013 5:05 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    That’s why I am reading Communist Manifesto and Rules for Radicals now so that I can get the thoughts right when things go to Cultural Revolution/Great Leap Forward mode.

    All hail the glorious revolutionary spirit of the people marching towards the swirling waters of redmption!


  37. eaglesoars
    37 | January 3, 2013 5:22 pm

    The last I heard, Sullivan claimed to be a practicing Catholic. I remember him in a debate with Christopher Hitchens.


  38. Da_Beerfreak
    38 | January 3, 2013 5:22 pm

    Democrats pull plug on gun, ammo bans

    SPRINGFIELD — There’s not enough support in the Illinois Senate to impose tough new restrictions on semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.


  39. Aussie Infidel
    39 | January 3, 2013 5:26 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The last I heard, Sullivan claimed to be a practicing Catholic. I remember him in a debate with Christopher Hitchens.

    He obviously is going to need all of the practice he can get !

    :)


  40. Speranza
    40 | January 3, 2013 5:27 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    What does Sullivan bring to the table? At least Charles Johnson is funny at times.

    Andrew Sullivan, a militant gay, hates Israel (like Charles Johnson he used to be very pro Israel). I emailed him once and asked him what he felt his chances were holding hands with his boy friend in Ramallah. Surprisingly (not) he did not answer me.


  41. AZfederalist
    41 | January 3, 2013 5:27 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation of Kennedy-administration activities that made Watergate “look like a day at the beach.”

    So despite being thrown off, her objectives were met.


  42. Speranza
    42 | January 3, 2013 5:29 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The last I heard, Sullivan claimed to be a practicing Catholic. I remember him in a debate with Christopher Hitchens.

    I saw parts of that debate and Hitchens ate Sullivan’s lunch.


  43. Speranza
    43 | January 3, 2013 5:30 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:
    To be fair, Muslim men tend to be bisexual, so maybe that’s why Sullivan supports the MB.

    I always felt that Andrew Sullivan’s obsession with “torture” was because he fantasized about being held down and buggered by a pack of powerfully built Muslim men.


  44. eaglesoars
    44 | January 3, 2013 5:32 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    I saw parts of that debate and Hitchens ate Sullivan’s lunch.

    I miss Chrstopher Hitchens more than I can say. I didn’t agree with him about everything, but he was a joy to listen to/read.


  45. AZfederalist
    45 | January 3, 2013 5:34 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The last I heard, Sullivan claimed to be a practicing Catholic. I remember him in a debate with Christopher Hitchens.

    I saw parts of that debate and Hitchens ate Sullivan’s lunch.

    Probably false flag on Sullivan’s part


  46. Speranza
    46 | January 3, 2013 5:35 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    I saw parts of that debate and Hitchens ate Sullivan’s lunch.

    I miss Chrstopher Hitchens more than I can say. I didn’t agree with him about everything, but he was a joy to listen to/read.

    He was very witty and knowledgeable -- a real Oscar Wilde of politics.
    He told Sullivan that he (Sullivan) wanted to have Obama’s baby.


  47. 47 | January 3, 2013 5:36 pm

    @ Speranza:

    He probably thinks he will find an Arab lover to protect him.


  48. 48 | January 3, 2013 5:37 pm

    @ Speranza:

    buggered by a pack of powerfully built Muslim men.

    He probably would love that.


  49. Speranza
    49 | January 3, 2013 5:39 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    buggered by a pack of powerfully built Muslim men.

    He probably would love that.

    No doubt.


  50. 50 | January 3, 2013 5:39 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Boehner was crying again today. What a loser.


  51. 51 | January 3, 2013 5:41 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Hopeful sign. For the moment, at least.


  52. heysoos
    52 | January 3, 2013 5:42 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Boehner was crying again today. What a loser.

    the donks are gonna pounce…the idiot House majority is gonna get clobbered in 2014 if they don’t tighten up their failed act…Boehner should have stepped down, but then swap all that power for what?…America is getting hosed


  53. 53 | January 3, 2013 5:44 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I’ll probably boycott the 2014 elections. Neither Party stands for Individualism or Liberty. Both parties want more wars for the Muslim Brotherhood. No thanks.

    I can’t vote for the Libertarians because they really are looney and think UFO’s run the country. So I have no one to vote for,.


  54. heysoos
    54 | January 3, 2013 5:49 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    I’ll probably boycott the 2014 elections. Neither Party stands for Individualism or Liberty. Both parties want more wars for the Muslim Brotherhood. No thanks.
    I can’t vote for the Libertarians because they really are looney and think UFO’s run the country. So I have no one to vote for,.

    join the club…Romney was for me a huge disappointment…a second rate pol to take on BO and his machine?…even on election night I was very skeptical of his chances, but the vibe here was so positive it’s not my place to dampen what little enthusiasm there was…there is no strength in the GOP, no direction and now, no consensus…it’s in shambles and now the donks are going to go for the kill shot


  55. song_and_dance_man
    55 | January 3, 2013 5:50 pm

    He’ll be selling it to Al Jazeera in a couple years.


  56. Aussie Infidel
    56 | January 3, 2013 5:55 pm

    Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by…. ‘Mr. An Inconvenient fact’ ……. Al Gore

    How do you spell H-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e ? After years of calling his conservative enemies anti-green slime bags in the pay of BIG oil, we have the Gore-icle … In the pay of BIG oil in the form of the Gulf Arab oil magnates and owners of al Jazeera.

    in case you missed this part:

    Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1…

    That well known socialist … ‘For other folks but not for me and the elite…… After all socialism is only for the .. Little people’….. Gore seems not to like his mate Obama’s tax policies. But I hate to break this to you Al but if you still consider yourself a citizen of California then that tax is retrospective back to the beginning of 2012 1 Watch the Gor-icle now emoloy a legion of lawyers to fend off any tax liability and to quickly ditch any links to California.

    You just can’t write this stuff. Pure ‘hoist on one’s own petard’ gold. And to think that this clown was one heartbeat away from controlling the nuclear button. Thank goodness Slick Willy Clinton didn’t catch anything deadly when he was ‘tomcatting’ his way around Washington !


  57. 57 | January 3, 2013 5:55 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:

    He probably thinks he will find an HIV+ Arab lover to protect him.

    There, fixed that for ya!


  58. RIX
    58 | January 3, 2013 5:57 pm

    Just wondering, aren’t Andrew Sullivan and Charles Johnson sisters?


  59. Lily
    59 | January 3, 2013 6:11 pm

    @ RIX:

    There’s a possibility on that one. 8-)


  60. Aussie Infidel
    60 | January 3, 2013 6:14 pm

    New Zealand’s Black Caps are ABSOLUTE RUBBISH at cricket. A schoolboy eleven could have done better. Parents in NZ are putting parental locks on the sports channels to shield their cricketing children from this disgrace! :)


  61. Lily
    61 | January 3, 2013 6:15 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    It’s disgusting and so indeed the very definition of hypocrite that it is unbelievable. Why anyone takes Al Gore seriously is beyond me. Oh and they managed to sell it before the new year too now didn’t they? Gore’s whole global warming hysteria was nothing but a ponzi scheme. Yet there are still stupid people who believe in it..like those in Congress and our president! Not to mention the average people. When did common sense grow wings and fly out the window?


  62. lobo91
    62 | January 3, 2013 6:15 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    Coming soon to the People’s Demokratik Republik of Amerikastan, a new taxpayer subsidy for left of center media outlets, which Sullivan will most definitely qualify for.

    Sadly, there are actually people who have seriously proposed just that, in the guise of “ensuring that there’s a free press to monitor the government.”

    Um…yeah…


  63. Lily
    63 | January 3, 2013 6:18 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Flyovercountry:
    Coming soon to the People’s Demokratik Republik of Amerikastan, a new taxpayer subsidy for left of center media outlets, which Sullivan will most definitely qualify for.
    Sadly, there are actually people who have seriously proposed just that, in the guise of “ensuring that there’s a free press to monitor the government.”
    Um…yeah…

    Sadly you are correct. Sadly stupidity is more common than people with common sense these days.


  64. 64 | January 3, 2013 6:22 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Sadly, there are actually people who have seriously proposed just that, in the guise of “ensuring that there’s a free press to monitor the government.”

    Yes, they want to bailout the media. I have seen that.


  65. 65 | January 3, 2013 6:23 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Arab Gulf Money is behind much of the Green movement.


  66. Aussie Infidel
    66 | January 3, 2013 6:24 pm

    Who knew that the US were World Cricket Champs in 1905 !

    Ahhh baseball has a lot to answer for.

    Including the very concept of a ‘World Series’ with only a single nation competing.

    Whatttt?

    :)


  67. lobo91
    67 | January 3, 2013 6:24 pm

    @ Lily:

    Speaking of stupidity, I caught a few minutes of Sean Hannity’s show on my way back from the range this afternoon. He had Marc Lamont Hill on again, talking about budget issues.

    He couldn’t come up with a single thing he would cut in the entire federal government, He was absolutely dead-set against any cuts to entitlements, even raising the eligibility age for Social Security or Madicare 20 years from now.

    He doesn’t think balancing the budget is a real issue, and that whatever needs to be done can be accomplished by tax increases. Never mind that Stewart Varney proved that it’s mathematically impossible to raise taxes high enough to do so.

    This is what we’re facing.


  68. Lily
    68 | January 3, 2013 6:25 pm

    Hummph…and water is wet too. No surprise here…nothing to see..just move along.

    Egyptian Magazine Claims Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated The Obama Administration…

    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

    The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/03/egyptian-magazine-claims-muslim-brotherhood-has-infiltrated-the-obama-administration/


  69. lobo91
    69 | January 3, 2013 6:25 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Including the very concept of a ‘World Series’ with only a single nation competing.

    Two, if you count Canada.


  70. Aussie Infidel
    70 | January 3, 2013 6:25 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Arab Gulf Money is behind much of the Green movement.

    Actually evil Saudi and Gulf petro-dollars behind of much of the wickedness in the world.

    With mates like these who needs enemies?


  71. unclassifiable
    71 | January 3, 2013 6:26 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I was happy to see that my nominee choice, Louie Gohmert, did not vote for him. Not sure who he voted for though (or if he abstained). My second choice was R. Lee Ermey with Ted Nugent running third.


  72. 72 | January 3, 2013 6:26 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I was very skeptical of his chances, but the vibe here was so positive it’s not my place to dampen what little enthusiasm there was…there is no strength in the GOP, no direction and now, no consensus…it’s in shambles and now the donks are going to go for the kill shot

    We have a One Party State.


  73. Bumr50
    73 | January 3, 2013 6:27 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I bitched about Boehner being reelected Speaker on a thread over at The Hill, and now I have people telling me that I’m a moron because I fail to see the GOP’s “long term strategy!”

    I mean, how long are talking here…?

    I’d really like to pull my registration to show my disapproval, but then I can’t vote in primaries here in PA.

    It’s really starting to bother me to have my name affiliated with these people.


  74. Lily
    74 | January 3, 2013 6:27 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Unreal. I imagine the next four years to be like living in the Twilight Zone and not one of the good ones either.


  75. Aussie Infidel
    75 | January 3, 2013 6:29 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Including the very concept of a ‘World Series’ with only a single nation competing.

    Two, if you count Canada.

    Awwww go on !

    Now you are really making me laugh.

    Canada? Baseball?

    Do they play that form of baseball on ice with a net at each end?

    :)

    At least the US Eagles Rugby team is moving from being a third tier rugby team into a second tier spot with the Canadians and the Japanese


  76. Lily
    76 | January 3, 2013 6:29 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Long term? Excatly what is the GOP doing about this rogue president we have? Nothing.


  77. Aussie Infidel
    77 | January 3, 2013 6:30 pm

    @ Bumr50:
    You’ve GOT to be kidding me?

    Boehner go reelected as speaker?

    Where in hell did I leave my Hemlock? Just when you need stuff you can never find it !

    :)


  78. Lily
    78 | January 3, 2013 6:31 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Yep he did. Wonders of wonders!


  79. unclassifiable
    79 | January 3, 2013 6:32 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    What long term strategy? We don’t know what to do so lets keep doing it?

    Idjits!


  80. Moe Katz
    80 | January 3, 2013 6:32 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Including the very concept of a ‘World Series’ with only a single nation competing.
    Two, if you count Canada.

    Arguably three before the Expos moved to DC.


  81. lobo91
    81 | January 3, 2013 6:33 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ Bumr50:

    Long term? Excatly what is the GOP doing about this rogue president we have? Nothing.

    I think they’re recruiting future candidates who are in nursery school today…


  82. Aussie Infidel
    82 | January 3, 2013 6:33 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Yep he did. Wonders of wonders!

    That proves it. Those Congresscriters really are all mad.

    I still put it down to the water in the taps in DC.

    High Mercury content… drives them all insane.


  83. Lily
    83 | January 3, 2013 6:34 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Bumr50:
    What long term strategy? We don’t know what to do so lets keep doing it?
    Idjits!

    My thoughts too….what long term??? It’s crazy out there I tell ya.


  84. lobo91
    84 | January 3, 2013 6:35 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Including the very concept of a ‘World Series’ with only a single nation competing.
    Two, if you count Canada.

    Arguably three before the Expos moved to DC.

    Were there any actual Canadians on either team?

    Of course, the majority of most MLB teams’ rosters aren’t even Americans today.


  85. Moe Katz
    85 | January 3, 2013 6:36 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Toronto has an American League team and Montreal used to have a National League team. What difference does it make if a team of Dominicans and Puerto Ricans is based in Canada or the US?


  86. unclassifiable
    86 | January 3, 2013 6:36 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Look.

    If you are going to do that then go out with style.

    Just go to Berkeley California wearing an NRA cap and a “People Eating Tasty Animals” t-shirt with a PA system playing Ted Nugent at full blast. Your martyrdom is guaranteed.


  87. Lily
    87 | January 3, 2013 6:37 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Yep he did. Wonders of wonders!
    That proves it. Those Congresscriters really are all mad.
    I still put it down to the water in the taps in DC.
    High Mercury content… drives them all insane.

    Oh they are crazy all right..but they are drunk on power. They no longer pay attention to who is their boss..we the people and we the people keep electing the same idjits too. I don’t but too many do. So they think they can do ANYTHING THEY WANT. And to be honest they can get away with anything because the media is even in the bag for them.


  88. Moe Katz
    88 | January 3, 2013 6:37 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Funnily enough I just answered you in answering Aussie Infidel!


  89. Moe Katz
    89 | January 3, 2013 6:38 pm

    Hello Lily, how are you doing?


  90. lobo91
    90 | January 3, 2013 6:40 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Funnily enough I just answered you in answering Aussie Infidel!

    I saw that.

    The Rockies are mostly Dominicans and Venezuelans. They do have at least one Canadian pitcher, though (Jeff Francis).


  91. Lily
    91 | January 3, 2013 6:40 pm

    @ Moe Katz:

    Hey Moe…getting a bit better each day and some of the crankiness is starting to lift. Thankfully! I know this is long term get well..but I seem to be doing pretty good. :) Go to doc next week…I think several doc’s next week. :)


  92. Moe Katz
    92 | January 3, 2013 6:41 pm

    @ lobo91:
    We had a Canadian Prime Minister who had played minor pro ball and might have gone on to the majors. Lester B. Pearson.


  93. Lily
    93 | January 3, 2013 6:42 pm

    Well gotta go! Evening all! :) Have a good one!


  94. Moe Katz
    94 | January 3, 2013 6:44 pm

    @ Lily:
    Glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery, Lily. And if you’re cranky here I’ll know why, and be extra tolerant :)


  95. Moe Katz
    95 | January 3, 2013 6:44 pm

    @ Lily:
    Evening Lily, be well.


  96. heysoos
    96 | January 3, 2013 6:46 pm

    the GOP has no strategy, long term or otherwise…if they did they would have replaced their failed speaker…talk about an epic meltdown


  97. heysoos
    97 | January 3, 2013 6:46 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery, Lily. And if you’re cranky here I’ll know why, and be extra tolerant

    she’s fine…she bit my head off last night with her typical gusto


  98. eaglesoars
    98 | January 3, 2013 6:48 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Not sure who he voted for though (or if he abstained)

    He voted for Alan West I believe


  99. eaglesoars
    99 | January 3, 2013 6:49 pm

    Steve Heyward said he talked to a leading Republican today who told him some Rs were willing to vote for some sort of ‘assault’ weapon ban. Heyward said “If they do that IT’S OVER. They’re no longer a credible opposition party”


  100. Bumr50
    100 | January 3, 2013 6:49 pm

    @ lobo91:
    @ unclassifiable:
    @ Aussie Infidel:
    @ Lily:

    Meanwhile, all of the FM radio stations that I heard from different areas of the plant this morning were b*tching about Boehner not bringing the “Sandy bill” up for vote, and Christie braying about it.

    The ONE thing that Boehner actually gets right, but somehow, inexplicably, incomprehensibly fails to communicate WHY, and America hammers him for being a heartless bastard.

    I wanted to bang my head into a wall.


  101. heysoos
    101 | January 3, 2013 6:51 pm

    Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of Cabbage is on the loose again I see…prepare for a steaming, streaming line of cya bullshit from the master of “not tonight Bill”


  102. heysoos
    102 | January 3, 2013 6:56 pm

    when it comes to this newest gun grab, we just have to hold steady and defy the law…each state, inside DC, wherever…I just have to laugh when I think of DHS coming for my stuff…you can’t live forever, and I’ll meet force with equal force…sound like bravado? I’m dying anyway from heart problems and I refuse to wink out in a hospital bed…I’m hardly alone


  103. heysoos
    103 | January 3, 2013 6:57 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    @ unclassifiable:
    @ Aussie Infidel:
    @ Lily:
    Meanwhile, all of the FM radio stations that I heard from different areas of the plant this morning were b*tching about Boehner not bringing the “Sandy bill” up for vote, and Christie braying about it.
    The ONE thing that Boehner actually gets right, but somehow, inexplicably, incomprehensibly fails to communicate WHY, and America hammers him for being a heartless bastard.
    I wanted to bang my head into a wall.

    the GOP is pathetic at managing it’s image…it’s AmIdol politics and they bounced themselves


  104. eaglesoars
    104 | January 3, 2013 6:59 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    we just have to hold steady and defy the law

    I think we’re going to see quite a bit of defiance -- starting with religious objections to Obamacare. I know that company -- Hobby something -- said they absolutely would not comply with the court ruling against them.


  105. heysoos
    105 | January 3, 2013 7:02 pm

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals…
    a very fun bunch of kids from Burlington VT
    crank it up and air it out for a few minutes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FPwNDOd_I


  106. heysoos
    106 | January 3, 2013 7:04 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    we just have to hold steady and defy the law
    I think we’re going to see quite a bit of defiance — starting with religious objections to Obamacare. I know that company — Hobby something — said they absolutely would not comply with the court ruling against them.

    to me the law is something I look at then decide if I’m part of it….I have no problem living my life in spite of the ‘law’


  107. eaglesoars
    107 | January 3, 2013 7:08 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    I have no problem living my life in spite of the ‘law’

    I understand completely and I wish I could do the same. But my first responsibility is to my family -- and yeah -- they need me.


  108. heysoos
    108 | January 3, 2013 7:13 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    I have no problem living my life in spite of the ‘law’
    I understand completely and I wish I could do the same. But my first responsibility is to my family — and yeah — they need me.

    I’m 60yrs old, have some money stashed away and do what I want as usual…the law means nothing to me, I live by a higher principle than what govt dictates to me, but then I can which is the point…I’ll carry the torch for people pinned down in some unfavorable situation and can’t behave like I can….I’m hardly afraid of the feds….they make me a deal I cannot accept, then I’m a target…nothing new


  109. eaglesoars
    109 | January 3, 2013 7:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I know that company — Hobby something — said they absolutely would not comply with the court ruling against them.

    This from Katherine Jean Lopez at NRO

    And I don’t know where a Hobby Lobby in the Northeast Corridor, but that’s okay, because they are online. They’re good people, trying to be good people, trying to have integrity and fighting for freedom. A lot of us could learn a lot from them. And maybe wake up about the threats inherent in the narrowing of religious liberty in the U.S. today.


  110. Aussie Infidel
    110 | January 3, 2013 7:17 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Bumr50 wrote:

    the GOP is pathetic at managing it’s image…it’s AmIdol politics and they bounced themselves

    It can’t just be a case of incompetence. Something HAS to be steering this madness . Fifth Column anyone? The Tea Party needs to plant operatives deep inside the Democratic party and then white ant it from the inside.

    Two can play that game


  111. Bumr50
    111 | January 3, 2013 7:19 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Nice play!


  112. 112 | January 3, 2013 7:21 pm

    New Thread.


  113. 113 | January 3, 2013 7:21 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Fifth Column anyone?

    That’s my theory!


  114. heysoos
    114 | January 3, 2013 7:29 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    Bumr50 wrote:
    the GOP is pathetic at managing it’s image…it’s AmIdol politics and they bounced themselves

    It can’t just be a case of incompetence. Something HAS to be steering this madness . Fifth Column anyone? The Tea Party needs to plant operatives deep inside the Democratic party and then white ant it from the inside.
    Two can play that game

    I don’t know…but everybody inside the Beltway can be bought and sold…the corruption must be monumental, but I tell you this…I’m not intimidated by anyone, and pretty sure at this point not afraid to die either…I do know that the feds hate people like me (us) that question, assert, don’t back down…I’ve gotten so pissed and in the face of the IRS, they didn’t want much to do with me….I coughed up $8500 but they won’t touch me now because I’m not afraid of their threats…I’ve sat in jail many times and once on their dime…what are they gonna do? incarcerate me indefinitely for that kind of money?…fuck the feds, they dominate the citizens because we let them, not because of any law or authority…the left worships govt, celebrates govt, and bows before govt as if they are some kind of saints that will legislate perfection…I have no faith in the feds, no faith in parties, and I’m getting really pissed


  115. darkwords
    115 | January 3, 2013 7:55 pm

    @ 28 Flyovercountry: That’s called a Federal Grant with peer review.


  116. darkwords
    116 | January 3, 2013 7:59 pm

    @ 40 Speranza: He has no rational reason to hate Israel. He is just a pure bigot who thinks he is not. The worst kind.


  117. darkwords
    117 | January 3, 2013 8:01 pm

    @ 54 heysoos: EAch person has to start their own grassroots effort that they are interested in. If it is guns, support guns at the grassroots level. Focus on that. then the ideas compete and some hopefully will rise to the top


  118. Bumr50
    118 | January 3, 2013 8:02 pm

    Scary.

    This is the first I’d heard of THIS beauty.

    Rep. Jarrold Nadler, others still pushing for trillion-dollar coin to duck debt ceiling

    Jiminy crickets.


  119. darkwords
    119 | January 3, 2013 8:03 pm

    @ 57 Macker: Put it in the lexicon. Andrew Sullivan syndrome. Perverted Gay man sub to Arabs trying to pass himself off as having a lick of common sense.


  120. darkwords
    120 | January 3, 2013 8:05 pm

    @ 118 Bumr50: To me that is just inflation and letting the grandkids pay the debt. Everyone can go ahead and do that to pay there debts. Russia can assign 5 Trillion to a jar of caviar kept in a museum. probably more value than a 1 Trillion platinum coin.


  121. darkwords
    121 | January 3, 2013 8:07 pm

    @ Lily: Lets see who?

    1. Chris Christie
    2. Hilary
    3. Huna?
    4. Biden?


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