Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists…

Will he now be forced to walk through the streets in shame? Why not the stocks? The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out. If we are about intimidating the free speech of others, we are no better than the anti-gay bullies who came before us.

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GLAAD provided the following statement from President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis on the news via email:

Mozilla’s strong statement in favor of equality today reflects where corporate America is: inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all.

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Since Mr. Eich was appointed chief executive, a number of current Mozilla employees took to Twitter to air their views about the board’s choice, with several voicing concern about the appointment, and some employees even suggesting Mr. Eich should step down.

John Lilly, the former chief executive at Mozilla, linked on Twitter to the blog post about Mr. Eich’s resignation and wrote, “Tough times, but reflects so much of what I love about the organization.”

Rebecca Rolfe, executive director of the San Francisco L.G.B.T. Center, said California is a state that values openness and fairness and companies should practice those same values.

“We see a lot of corporations now providing support for their L.G.B.T. employees and the L.G.B.T. community. It’s important to recognize all types of unions,” she said. “For Mozilla to recognize that is important as well.”

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Some Mozilla employees called for his resignation via Twitter.

Online-dating site OKCupid asked users to stop using Firefox. Credo Mobile, a wireless company that bills itself as “progressive,” gathered more than 50,000 signatures calling for him to resign.

Mr. Kay said the OKCupid move signaled to Mozilla’s board “that this could be more of a problem for Mozilla.”…

Reputation-management advisers say it is unusual for a CEO to be forced out over political views. But Eric Dezenhall, who runs a crisis-management firm in Washington, said he has been asked to help soften the public stands of CEOs with extremely conservative political views. “There is a kind of internal censorship,” he said.

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Despite its opposition to Eich’s political donations, one of OkCupid’s co-founders has given money to political candidates who expressed opposition to gay marriage.

Sam Yagan, who is currently CEO of the Match Group, which controls OkCupid, donated $500 to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 back when he still opposed gay marriage.

While president of the tech company Metamachine, Yagan also gave $500 to Republican Utah Rep. Chris Cannon. In 2006 Cannon voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Amendment, which would have defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman in the Constitution.

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Obviously Mozilla does not believe in equality or freedom of speech. If it did, it would have defended its CEO and noted that many of its employees agree with him, not just the other side. It would have asserted that both sides deserve a hearing.

Firefox surrendered to the OKCupid mob, which loves free speech so much that it has successfully deprived a man of his income because of his beliefs — beliefs which are not fringe, but are shared by roughly half the country or more. Beliefs which he once shared with the left’s own champion, Barack Obama.

I know many readers here and many writers here support gay marriage. Are y’all cool with depriving someone of their ability to work if they disagree? That’s where we are right now. They tried it with Chick-Fil-A and bombed. But they have succeeded in the tech field, which drives much of our culture forward. Into what?

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Moreover, the ability and right to engage in anonymous political speech and activity – and making contributions is a form of political speech – used to be considered common sense. The Federalist Papers were published under pseudonyms and one of the most famous and stirring pieces of writing in American history – Thomas Paine’s Common Sense – was first published anonymously because of the danger to its author for publishing such revolutionary ideas. The same threats those authors and others throughout our history have faced for expressing ideas not in conformity with the ruling passions of the day are today being faced by Americans like Brendan Eich.

The required disclosure of contributors like Brendan Eich to referenda is now being used to harass and intimidate them for their political opinions. Those who bullied Eich into resigning, particularly the employees of Mozilla, should be ashamed of themselves for their behavior. They apparently believe that anyone who disagrees with them on controversial legal and social issues should be driven from the workplace, no matter the economic and personal consequence to that individual and his family.

What’s next? Special reeducation camps for anyone who disagrees with them?

***

When Obama “evolved” on the issue just over a year ago, he insisted that the debate about marriage was legitimate. He said there are people of goodwill on both sides…

Unwilling to acknowledge this as a significant question on which reasonable people of goodwill can disagree, some advocates of redefining marriage increasingly characterize those with whom they disagree as “enemies of the human race.” They’ve sent a clear message: If you stand up for marriage, we will demonize and marginalize you.

In a series of instances we have seen the gatekeepers of civil society attack those who hold the view that marriage is between a man and a woman —Chick-fil-A, Barilla Pasta, Craig James (who was fired from ESPN), and “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson.

This kind of grotesque incivility is toxic for any democratic community. We can—we must—do better.

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Just as the Internet has empowered consumers to find cheaper prices, more-extensive reviews, and a wider variety of goods than ever before, it’s also made it easier for them to call out companies for all sorts of dastardly actions, screw-ups, and problems. I like that OKCupid’s intervention wasn’t a call for government action to limit people’s choices or ban something. Indeed, OKCupid didn’t even block Firefox users from its site — rather, it politely asked them to consider getting to the site via a different browser.

But this sort of action complicates the simple act of shopping for both traditional conservatives and liberals in ways that are not yet fully clear. Conservatives should like the fact that this was done without calling for government action, even if they aren’t fans of gay marriage. For liberals, they surely like the outcome — a corporation pledges itself to supporting marriage equality — even as they will have to rethink the idea that corporations or businesses don’t have “personhood” or can’t take stances on issues (as liberals like to claim when it comes to campaign-finance questions). In fact, we ascribe intention to businesses all the time, based on their practices and leadership…

But socially conscious web browsing will also be a time-consuming and hugely complicating activity too. One of the great promises of the Internet was that it would allow all of us to sift through vast amounts of information and arrive at the best answer in record time. We all know it hasn’t quite worked out that way. We spend more time than ever hunting for new things and then even more energy comparing this option to that option. And now, we have even more to consider every time we fire up our browser.

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When I heard that Lefty advocates had managed to hound a traditional marriage supporter from his position at Mozilla’s CEO, I did what any sensible opponent of California’s Proposition 8 and supporter of Maryland’s Question 6 would do: I immediately dumped Firefox and found another browser (in my case, Chrome). I support gay marriage. I do not support demonizing the roughly half of the country that disagrees with me.

What I did not realize, however, was just how bad Firefox has gotten over the last few years. I am absolutely shocked by how much faster Chrome loads and operates, and it’s apparently a heck of a lot more stable, too. What makes it more startling is that I had Chrome on my Chromebook; I guess that I assumed that the faster speeds there was just due to Google optimizing the computer for its browser. No, it works better on desktops, too. And you can even import your bookmarks and passwords.

So, seriously: if you use Firefox and you’re ticked with Mozilla, dump Firefox and find another browser that suits you.

***

As my colleague Andrew Stiles has asked, What did you people expect? The left has spent much of the last few decades trying to narrow the confines of debate, especially when it comes to issues of race. A Republican literally can’t say a single thing about any domestic issue without being accused of uttering a dog whistle that only the hypersensitive ears of MSNBC pundits can discern. Twitter has turned into a sort of perpetual motion machine that operates solely on outrage. Did they think the digital lynch mobs would focus solely on the right? When one exists solely to demonstrate one’s outrage, one will always find an outlet for that outrage. Political affiliation is no saving grace.

There is, unfortunately, no easy answer here. Outrage generates clicks, boycott calls lead to TV bookings, and the smarmy self-satisfaction that comes from bringing the establishment to heel is its own reward. It’s heartening to see a few responsible folks stand up and say “Hey, kids: Knock it off. You sound like a pack of gibbering morons.” Perhaps it will help engender a bit more charity toward the right.


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INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Yep.

As I recall, Andrew’s rallying cry was #WAR!

Flora Duh on April 3, 2014 at 11:21 PM

The best solution would be for a Republican congress to crack down on Silicon Valley in ’14. I don’t think the squishes have it in their DNA to get payback though. It would be “anti-business.” Can’t have “that” if you’re Republican.

FrankT on April 3, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I saw what you did with that sly little reference to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Heh :)

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

As I recall, Andrew’s rallying cry was #WAR!

Flora Duh on April 3, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Yes!

#WAR!

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Mozilla’s strong statement in favor of equality today reflects where corporate America is: inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all.

Really?? So why was he pushed out?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Unfortunately, nobody makes a better product than Firefox.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Which is why I am not going to switch to another browser. I fully support everyone who wants to, however.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

crankyoldlady on April 3, 2014 at 11:16 PM

The other week you mentioned the brightness of your computer monitor. I don’t know if that’s still a problem for you, but we’ve been using f.lux. It changes the warmth/cool light of the screen to match the time of day. It’s a free download. I really like it.

http://justgetflux.com/

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Here’s an instance where I hope Sharia law insinuates itself in the fabric of America. I can adapt. They cannot.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I saw what you did with that sly little reference to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 11:19 PM

LOL.

ShainS on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

It’s ancient history and the blacks have moved on to another grievance.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:14 PM

This one was special.
It was Obama’s son.
And the elections are coming !

burrata on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

In a strange sort of way, this will actually get some of the few sane young dopes (was that enough qualifiers?) to reconsider their opposition to traditional conservatives. If not, then my generation is beyond easy redemption.

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Cross patches on our lapels?

hawkdriver on April 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Pollard received an excessive sentence because at the time they thought he was somehow responsible for information reaching the soviets that led to the deaths of many agents. They couldn’t show this in court though because they had no proof – but the judge sentenced Him to life anyway based on Weinberger’s word in a secret “damage assessment” that he showed the judge.

It was later shown that Ames was responsible for this – not Pollard.

Jonathan Pollard was never accused of, or indicted for treason. Neither was he ever indicted for harming the US. Pollard’s only indictment was one count of passing classified information to an ally.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Will Petraeus ever discuss Mike Morell’s role in Benghazi..?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

The other week you mentioned the brightness of your computer monitor. I don’t know if that’s still a problem for you, but we’ve been using f.lux. It changes the warmth/cool light of the screen to match the time of day. It’s a free download. I really like it.

http://justgetflux.com/

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I didn’t know that. I’ll have to look for it. I just have to stay off the computer more. It bothers my eyes.

crankyoldlady on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

And at least from my observations travelling all around that state by car last year, it is a weird and messed up place. How do Republicans manage to win anything there?

FrankT on April 3, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Was not always so and became such a “weird and messed up place” only since Disneyworld was built and South Florida absorbed Cuba and escapees from New Jersey and New York and thereabouts.

Really, Florida today is about ninety-percent polar-opposite culturally and such from what it was for decades up through the Seventies/Eighties…it was then that many Floridians, Conservatives, either relocated to North Carolina, thereabouts and/or Pensacola (Fla. Panhandle).

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I’m going to switch from firefox to Chrome tomorrow.

jaime on April 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Will Petraeus ever discuss Mike Morell’s role in Benghazi..?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Or will HotAir?

ShainS on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

crankyoldlady on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

My husband raved about it. I was skeptical until I started using it.

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Really?? So why was he pushed out?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

You are using the old definitions for “inclusive,” “safe,” and “welcoming.”

We’ll get you a new manual. No worries — we know who you are and where you live.

Nice drapes.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Will Petraeus ever discuss Mike Morell’s role in Benghazi..?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Not unless Petraeus wants to spend the rest of his life in prison.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

This is for B9. Its RWM on a cat walk

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Jiggly! Bookmarked!

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Really, Florida today is about ninety-percent polar-opposite culturally and such from what it was for decades up through the Seventies/Eighties…it was then that many Floridians, Conservatives, either relocated to North Carolina, thereabouts and/or Pensacola (Fla. Panhandle).

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

No wonder NC is so messed up./

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Do I ever wish Disney had gone elsewhere. The Cuban refugees were welcome, the Yankees not so much. Air conditioning was a fabulous invention except that before it was came along the NE visitors limited themselves to the winter months.

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Google isn’t an option for me. They’re about as evil as it gets. I’m not sure where I’m going from here.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Love In Brazil

jaime on April 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

This is for B9. Its RWM on a cat walk

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Bahaaaaaa…Don’t use me for cover.
I’m into Resist me Less anyway. ;)

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Will Petraeus ever discuss Mike Morell’s role in Benghazi..?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

He will , after willingly suspending his disbelief !

burrata on April 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

In a strange sort of way, this will actually get some of the few sane young dopes (was that enough qualifiers?) to reconsider their opposition to traditional conservatives. If not, then my generation is beyond easy redemption.

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Here’s what I think may, very well may, transpire, given the fact that the “gay activism” surge of today is a product of a lot of transient thinkers from public education coming of age (and how these ‘surges’ on issues are generationally-induced — every decade, there’s some new, trendy, “must have” that newer generations seize as their identity):

The current, generally, two generations responsible for this Leftwing/gay/fascist surge will be supplanted by more Conservative, pensive thinkers who are very young today (but will eventually grow up). There’ll be a Conservative rebound against the Left/fascist/gay thing that seeks to silence others, as also against abortion and the Left’s bag of Bad Wants occurring today.

People like Reid and Pelosi will be remembered by history very badly by younger generations.

Think of it this way: grandkids tend to take on the way of their grandparents. The “evils” and bad deeds skip generations.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Google isn’t an option for me. They’re about as evil as it gets. I’m not sure where I’m going from here.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Safari?

But they are Apple. You already know what they are.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I’m into Resist me Less anyway. ;)

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

So you’re the dom in the relationship.

Okay then………….

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Sparkie, I’m surprised at you!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio? A Nation Turns It’s Lonely Eyes To You

Resist We Much on April 3, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Yahweh, Barack Obama
Would never okay the way you do your thing
Ding ding ding, ding, ding, ding
And you’ll get yours, Barack Obama
Coddlin’ and even sidin’ with that vile Islam crap like you do

Boo hoo hoo, boo hoo hoo
Where have you gone, Charles Martel?
Our nation will soon turn its longing eyes to you
What’s that you say, Barack Obama?
You have tried to banish Charles the Hammer far away
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

Coo coo ca-choo, Barack Obama
Mohammad appreciates you even more than you will know
Woo woo woo, woo woo woo
Allah uses you, yes, Barack Obama
He may grant some temporary reprieve to those who humanity betray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

So you’re the dom in the relationship.

Okay then………….

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

What a coincidence. So am I.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Okay then………….

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Old joke with RWM.

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Sparkie, I’m surprised at you!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Dr. Sevrin is a judge on a Russkie show?

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Lancie, how did Rik-Rolling get started? Just curious…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Its just a crazy PC world out there. Can’t hurt anyone’s feelings except for the Christians and the Caucasians. You can dump on the 2 C’s as much as you want, and nobody will bat an eyelid.

tommy71 on April 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Corporations are people.

Galtian on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

This is for B9. Its RWM on a cat walk

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I want to drink champagne from her belly-button. I want to lay with my arm crushed into the mattress by her hip and explain, in a drunken stupor, to each and every one of her ribs why they are the envy of every endoskeleton in Kingdom Anamalia.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

But they are Apple. You already know what they are.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Their CEO is a climate-change freak. I find that infinitely more palatable than the gaystapo. I’m now on Safari and it feels good.

press@mozilla.org

I hope it is an avalanche effect.

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Google isn’t an option for me. They’re about as evil as it gets.

+1

I’m not sure where I’m going from here.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Have you tried any of the non-Google variations of Chrome/Chromium? Are you open to any of Firefox’s offshoots? Opera?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Portuguese Love

jaime on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Do I ever wish Disney had gone elsewhere. The Cuban refugees were welcome, the Yankees not so much. Air conditioning was a fabulous invention except that before it was came along the NE visitors limited themselves to the winter months.

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

The problems from the Cuban people was implanted in Florida by the criminal and mentally-ill ones Castro sent flooding into the US as an act of revenge. The crime spree they created in Florida has continued as a cultural affect, unfortunately, which isn’t to say that “all Cubans” are responsible but their escaping population certainly are responsible for a percentage of it. And those from Haiti, unfortunately, in South Florida.

But Disneyworld created an entire crime wave that’s become permanent in Central Florida, which USED to be just about the most Conservative, sleepy and quiet region imaginable. IT’s never been the same since Disneyworld launched there; now Orlando is known as one of the most crime-laden cities in the US.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Can someone tell me what happened to Bishop?

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

…Oh – the lines can’t be “normal” to each other, either….

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Lancie, how did Rik-Rolling get started? Just curious…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Similar to the Duckrolled internet fad that was around about a year ago. Rickrolled is generally used on forums, message boards, or IRC. You click a link expecting to see something relating to the thread, and instead it takes you to the Rick Astley music video “Never gonna give you up”.

Popularized by the SomethingAwful and World of Warcraft forums in March of 2007, it’s starting to disperse onto more websites as of May.
Someone posts a thread that says “check out my new car”, when you click the link it takes you to a YouTube video of Rick Astley’s “Never gonna give you up” music video. To which you usually reply with a derogatory remarks or “RICKROLLED.”

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Can someone tell me what happened to Bishop?

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Walkabout. Got on his bike and rode off.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Bishop is taking a sabbatical of undetermined length…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

u are using the old definitions for “inclusive,” “safe,” and “welcoming.” We’ll get you a new manual. No worries —we know who you are and where you live. Nice drapes. Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Need something to read on the train ride. No wifi I would imagine.

wolly4321 on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

OMG. I just fainted. Sumbudy call angry mike. We got a totally smoking hottie from Newtie.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Not outside the realm of possibility, but will the numbers necessary for change be there? I’m not certain of that anymore.

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

No wonder NC is so messed up./

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Many Conservatives relocated to NC from Central and North FLA, not the Liberals. I’d say they’ve helped keep NC a good place, such as any state can be today in the US with the many socio-political problems we have now.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

now Orlando is known as one of the most crime-laden cities in the US.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

You are insane. See, this is why you’re Lourdes. Whorelando ain’t no worse than any other city its size.

Stay out of Crime Hills and Metro-West and crime falls to Keokuk levels.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

This is a welcoming environment, and you should get the hell out of here.

- Michael Scott Mozilla

22044 on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I want to drink champagne from her belly-button. I want to lay with my arm crushed into the mattress by her hip and explain, in a drunken stupor, to each and every one of her ribs why they are the envy of every endoskeleton in Kingdom Anamalia.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Hey everybody. Read this.

AxeFellow just may be normal after all. But the reciprocal of my IQ is still way higher than his, pal.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

So, it’s a funny bit of questionable hilarity…gotcha. Well, not tonight, anyway…from me at least

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

What’s next? Special reeducation camps for anyone who disagrees with them?

Probably not camps, per se, but mandatory courses you’ll have to show up for for X number of hours at your local Holiday Inn or Moose Lodge after work in the evenings or on weekends…plus a healthy dose of the digital components online. Maybe some community service hours thrown in?

Shoot, they did the same kind of thing with the weird notion that males might actually find certain females at their workplace to be attractive, or maybe some Jimmy the Greek type remark concerning black athletes around the water cooler.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

can someone tell me what happened to Bishop? John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Galt.

wolly4321 on April 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

I’m familiar with the fact of Castro opening the jails and sending the inmates to Florida. I said refugees, because I was referring to Cuban political refugees. I grew up with children of original Cuban refugees from the 50′s.

I remember walking around Orlando downtown by myself when visiting when I was in elementary school. My husband used to ride his bike across town to get to his chess club.

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Walkabout. Got on his bike and rode off.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Bishop is taking a sabbatical of undetermined length…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Did he make some sort of announcement? Reasons why?

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Many Conservatives relocated to NC from Central and North FLA, not the Liberals. I’d say they’ve helped keep NC a good place, such as any state can be today in the US with the many socio-political problems we have now.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

We still have the 5 UNC cities, so there’s that.

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Here’s an instance where I hope Sharia law insinuates itself in the fabric of America. I can adapt. They cannot.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Soon the muzzies will solve all this. Heads will roll, leftist heads first…I’ll laugh.

These illiberal leftist thugs will get what they asked for.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Not outside the realm of possibility, but will the numbers necessary for change be there? I’m not certain of that anymore.

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

I dunno, but I still hope that there’ll be a reasonable reappearance of Conservative to Reasonable when the current toddlers grow up. It’s the mess of public education that’s ruined so many in today’s younger adults (younger meaning, generations today who are in the mid-adult years, pushing this Leftwing mess taking place, the “Obama generations”).

I know there’s increasing rejection of abortion among the newer, younger generations today. They’re obviously thinking things through that the Steinham-Hippy-Abort-Gay Left don’t.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Bookmarked for later, I presume?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

to each and every one of her ribs why they are the envy of every endoskeleton in Kingdom Anamalia.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Are you in love with a woman, or how shall I say, the “Quest of Honor” at a Texas barbeque?

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Bishop is taking a sabbatical of undetermined length…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Did he make some sort of announcement? Reasons why?

John the Libertarian on April 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Oh, I have a feeling Bishop is still among us…

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

I drink Zima from B9s belly button.

Axe wants to drink champagne from RWMs belly button. That’s weird.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Bookmarked for later, I presume?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Good guess. Hey where did you find that video? Yowza.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Have you tried any of the non-Google variations of Chrome/Chromium? Are you open to any of Firefox’s offshoots? Opera?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

I was early to FF, but I was different. I develop software, and the . . . certain components of the culture have sort of soured on me. I’m already running Opera on my auxs . . . my mains are still running FF.

Opera’s OK. It’s best not to dig too deep, or none of them are an option. :) Like bands. I’d have nothing to listen to.

Hey wait — Didn’t Dreamcast have a browser? :) I still have my DC in a bag.

. . . er, that might be a little hard core “statement making,” even for me. Nevermind.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Soon the muzzies will solve all this. Heads will roll, leftist heads first…I’ll laugh.

These illiberal leftist thugs will get what they asked for.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Sadly, it’s come down to we gotta break something to fix it. Rome and other civilizations went the same way.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Samba da Benção

jaime on April 3, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

All the more reason to open threads with “Bishop!” and bid niters and sleep well to Friends and Lurkers… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:47 PM

I remember walking around Orlando downtown by myself when visiting when I was in elementary school. My husband used to ride his bike across town to get to his chess club.

INC on April 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

I have similar memories of Central FLA and of Orlando, feeding the ducks with my sister and brother when none of us was older than eight. No worries, calm and safe place.

Utterly gone now, that.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Are you in love with a woman, or how shall I say, the “Quest of Honor” at a Texas barbeque?

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

*belch*

Hows them two differnt?

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Just a link I came across…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

A huge number of people will be setting up new computers this weekend before Microsoft ends its support of the Windows XP operating system on Tuesday April 8th.

Really bad time to pick a fight, Mozilla Bullies!

Firefox certainly will not be going on my new computer!

Gee, wouldn’t it be a shame if Mozilla had to lay off a bunch of employees due to a sudden drop in the usage of its main product?

wren on April 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

On a less mature movie note, this is Doris Day’s 90th and TCM has been running her movies all day.

crankyoldlady on April 3, 2014 at 11:49 PM

now Orlando is known as one of the most crime-laden cities in the US.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:37 PM

You are insane. See, this is why you’re Lourdes. Whorelando ain’t no worse than any other city its size.

Stay out of Crime Hills and Metro-West and crime falls to Keokuk levels.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

You should read more, Lance. I just read two days ago that Orlando is among the Top Ten Most Unsafe Cities in the U.S.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

You remind me of this…can’t quite put my finger on why, though…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

And, one has to have “a previous Orlando” to compare the state of the current Orlando to. It’s beyond terrible what’s become of the place, by comparison.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Oh, I have a feeling Bishop is still among us…

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Frank Lib

Sadly, it’s come down to we gotta break something to fix it. Rome and other civilizations went the same way.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

It’ll be sooner than most think. Starts in Europe.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

crankyoldlady on April 3, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Happy Birthday, Doris!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Just got a scoop from Alex. Rumor has it that Wally is going to start charging shoppers for plastic bags. According to some customers that he waited on-that live in state other than Texas-shoppers @ some Wally’s in other states are being charged a dime per bag.
Al wants me to say again…this is hearsay. It is not officially confirmed.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

You should read more, Lance. I just read two days ago that Orlando is among the Top Ten Most Unsafe Cities in the U.S.

Lourdes on April 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

What died I just say? I said stay out of Crime Hills and Metro-West and there ain’t much crime.

I love it when these things make up stats based on a particular section that any large city has. Call them Little Detroits.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

I was early to FF, but I was different. I develop software, and the . . . certain components of the culture have sort of soured on me. I’m already running Opera on my auxs . . . my mains are still running FF.

Opera’s OK. It’s best not to dig too deep, or none of them are an option. :) Like bands. I’d have nothing to listen to.

Hey wait — Didn’t Dreamcast have a browser? :) I still have my DC in a bag.

. . . er, that might be a little hard core “statement making,” even for me. Nevermind.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

I remember when WalMart had a AOL-like browser, too lol

I know what you mean about digging too deep. FF has been the best, but even they have been screwing up the last few years, in my opinion.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

How’s safari for windows?

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Bishop.

hawkdriver on April 3, 2014 at 10:44 PM

(:->)
…B I S H O P…!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Frank Lib

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

More than just him, I should think. The ol’ Bish is a clever fellow.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Al wants me to say again…this is hearsay. It is not officially confirmed.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Some local municipalities may have made laws.

crankyoldlady on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Dream a Little Dream

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

How’s safari for windows?

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

I would imagine it’s like iTunes.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Despite popular rumor, Franks snarkcasm is nowhere near Bishie’s level.

nobar on April 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM

The ol’ Bish is a clever fellow.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

That he is, fer sure.

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Just got a scoop from Alex. Rumor has it that Wally is going to start charging shoppers for plastic bags. According to some customers that he waited on-that live in state other than Texas-shoppers @ some Wally’s in other states are being charged a dime per bag.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Alex Jones?

We will call them Dimebags…

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 11:55 PM

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