Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Thursday following his meeting earlier today with President Obama to discuss the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri:…

“For one thing, while the vast majority of protests have been peaceful, acts of violence by members of the public cannot be condoned. Looting and willful efforts to antagonize law enforcement officers who are genuinely trying to protect the public do nothing to remember the young man who has died. Such conduct is unacceptable and must be unequivocally condemned.

“By the same token, the law enforcement response to these demonstrations must seek to reduce tensions, not heighten them. Those who peacefully gather to express sympathy for the family of Michael Brown must have their rights respected at all times. And journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told.

“At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message.”

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Another officer asked us to wait and called a supervisor. After a few minutes, he came back and told us this was a “hot zone” and that he couldn’t guarantee our safety. We thanked him and said that we didn’t expect him to, and yet we still wanted to reach the protest site. He said we couldn’t walk down the street and that we would have to get there some other way.

“What would happen if we walked down the street?” Flores asked.

“You’re not going to walk down the street. If you insist on going down here, and you want to disobey the orders of the police that have been given to you, thoroughly and fairly, you’ll most likely be placed under arrest.”

“On what charges?” I ask.

“Disobeying the directions of a police officer,” he answers…

This is what a media blackout looks like.

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Michelle McCaskill, media relations chief at the Defense Logistics Agency, confirms that the Ferguson Police Department is part of a federal program called 1033 that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the United States. The materials range from small items, such as pistols and automatic rifles, to heavy armored vehicles such as the MRAPs used in Afghanistan and Iraq…

Since the creation of the 1033 program by Congress in the early 1990s, the program has distributed $4.3 billion of excess equipment, ranging from innocuous office supplies to bomb-disposing robots and other advanced technology. The flood of military supplies — along with the continuing drug war and grant programs from other federal agencies that provide military-style equipment — has pushed the culture of police forces far from its law-enforcement roots…

St. Louis County law enforcement agencies received twelve 5.56 millimeter rifles and six .45 caliber pistols from the Department of Defense between Aug. 2, 2010, and Feb. 13, 2013, a Missouri public safety official confirmed Thursday. Ferguson, Mo., is within St. Louis County. The Pentagon allows information on “tactical” equipment to be released only at a county level, so which police department(s) in the county received the weaponry is not available.

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But part of the problem with the program, according to the ACLU, is a lack of transparency and oversight. Few restrictions are placed on what equipment law enforcement can request or how they use it. The organization concluded that the only significant restriction placed on departments is that they not sell whatever equipment they receive. In fact, departments are required to use the equipment that they receive within one year, which Dansky said could actually incentive the use of the equipment even when it’s unnecessary.

“The program contains a built-in incentive,” she said. “As these local police departments receive this equipment, there are no meaningful constraints on their ability to use it.”

“If all you have is a hammer,” she added, “everything looks like a nail.”

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What is beyond dispute is that since Ferguson erupted in response to this tragic incident, the authorities haven’t done much to instill public confidence. Not only have they declined to release relevant details, much like the police officer in question is accused of doing, they have escalated the situation very quickly by engaging in a series of clashes with understandably upset demonstrators…

[T]his situation calls for a political force that will defend the Bill of Rights, rather than practice identity politics. That means ensuring that peaceful property owners are free of looters and law-abiding demonstrators are not crushed by SWAT teams. It also means taking an appropriately skeptical view of both police claims and Al Sharpton…

If libertarians and the best kind of conservative have any insight, it is this: government works for the people whose tax dollars sustain and support it, not the other way around. When this basic order of things gets reversed, Ferguson isn’t too far around the corner.

***

If you want an indication about where someone sits on the dividing line between conservative and libertarian, sometimes it’s as simple as how they answer this question: how do you feel about cops? Do you naturally tend to trust them, viewing them as a necessary and needed hedge acting in defense of law and order? Or are you naturally suspicious of them, believing them to be little more than armed tax collectors and bureaucrats with a tendency to violence and falsehood in service of their whims? Are cops the brave individuals who stand between the law-abiding and those who would rob, rape, and kill, or are they the low-level tyrannical overpaid functionaries of the administrative state, more focused on tax collection in the form of citations, property grabs, and killing the occasional family dog?…

The population of Ferguson has reacted with obvious frustration, followed by an overreaction of rioting and looting. The cops have responded by what seems from all appearances to be a massive crackdown on protesters and criminals alike, an escalation of arrests that includes tear gassing people for doing little more than yelling epithets from their own back yards. And so those people stopped throwing bad words and started throwing bricks and molotov cocktails…

“Justice is the end of government,” James Madison wrote in Federalist 51. “It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.” It can be lost because of the mob, or it can be lost because of the response to the mob – and conservatives who believe in law and order should understand that. Responsible governance in this situation would involve de-escalation and conciliation, not militarization.

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I guess the question is, after again remembering that we should never condone the looting or destruction of property of innocent bystanders: Are we really okay with asking people to just accept that cops can gun down a teenager and whitewash the whole incident and take that laying down or just “oh well, that’s life sometimes”? Because I’m not. I think if the cops don’t believe that there’s some line that will cause the public to rise up in arms against them we are in deep trouble…

I guess in the final analysis I’m fine with the criticisms of the very obvious excesses of the Ferguson riots but I’m not as willing as many are to categorically condemn the impulse. In fact, I’m glad that the impulse still exists within America to say that there’s a point beyond which they won’t be pushed by the authorities even if they do look more like a Marine division than a police force these days. And I understand the anger and frustration and with police brutality that led to this particular situation, even though, again, we can’t say definitively what happened in the Michael Brown situation.

When America dumped a bunch of the Crown’s tea into Boston Harbor the British called us rioters, looters, and worse. What’s happening in Ferguson is maybe not that, but our country was founded on the impulse of being willing to take only so much crap from a disconnected and unresponsive government, and I hope that impulse isn’t gone forever.

***

While there is no simple fix to race relations in any part of American life, there is an obvious way to reduce violent law enforcement confrontations while also building trust in cops: Police should be required to use wearable cameras and record their interactions with citizens. These cameras—various models are already on the market—are small and unobtrusive and include safeguards against subsequent manipulation of any recordings…

According to a year-long study of the Rialto, Calif., police department, the use of “officer worn cameras reduced the rate of use-of-force incidents by 59 percent” and “utilization of the cameras led to an 87.5 percent reduction in complaints” by citizens against cops.

Such results are the reason that the ACLU is in favor of “police body-mounted cameras,” as long as various privacy protections and other concerns are addressed. And it also explains growing support for the policy among elected officials. In the wake of Eric Garner’s chokehold death in July, New York City’s public advocate is pushing a $5 million pilot program in the city’s “most crime-plagued neighborhoods” as a means of restoring trust in the police.

***

There’s something else, harder to discuss but, like so many such things, urgent nonetheless. Deep breath: The black community cannot pretend that the stereotype of black men as violent comes out of nowhere.

Young black men commit about 50 percent of the murders in this country, 14 times more than young white men. Or, where do murder rates among young white men go up each summer the way they do among black ones in cities like Chicago? “Flash robs” happen when large groups of teens beset a store and steal from it, and I’m sorry, but these are rarely white affairs.

There are reasons for things like these. However, we are being unrealistic to expect America to watch these things and think it’s okay because the boys don’t have Dads and decent-paying low-skill jobs aren’t always easy to find. Let’s face it: If Korean boys regularly did things like this, we’d all be scared to death of them…

I wonder if the black community could step it up some on this. We need to devote some more energy to figuring out what we can do about The Violence, because among all else that it destroys, it feeds a perception bias that ends up killing innocents like Michael Brown.


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Coed?

cozmo on August 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

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Yes, Cozmo, kilts are allowed… :P

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

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And no “briefs”, right ?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

The Man Who Sold The World

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I think the Doraville GA people have their hands full with that little thing they have.
r keller on August 14, 2014 at 11:13 PM

YOU said “Doraville“…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

oscarwilde on August 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I’m afraid of the salt monster and the pepper monster makes me sneeze.

Got any equations for sale?

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

L2G, me! … but what a really weird non-sequitar

Beauty, keep up the shower offers, and this place is going to devolve into a riot! Btw, dibs on scrubbing your back! *weg*

captnjoe on August 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

That reminds me . . . . . how many of you have ever had your hands inside the warm body-cavity of a freshly killed deer?

Would chickens and turkeys count?

wifarmboy on August 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

oscarwilde on August 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

(waving) now that made me spittle my coffee LOL

CoffeeLover on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Nyuk nyuk nyuk…

oscarwilde on August 14, 2014 at 11:22 PM

RIP T’Pring
For you “deaths come in threes” believers, I guess she’s the third. Or maybe not famous enough?
My dead pool money is on Ted Turner.
Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Charles Keating, best known for his role of “Carl Hutchins” on “Another World,” passed away on Saturday…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Got any equations for sale?

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

What? so Stephen Hawkin can steal them too?

oscarwilde on August 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

And no “briefs”, right ?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

What are briefs?

cozmo on August 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM

So right. They were extremely lucky. I haven’t seen anything yet with any more details.

CoffeeLover on August 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Black Country Rock

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

And no “briefs”, right ?
listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

That’s between Cozmo and his kilt, L2G… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Ride through a car wash in the back of a pickup should do it.
partsnlabor on August 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Just hold on tight when the car wash crew drops the tailgate prior to going through the blower…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

That reminds me . . . . . how many of you have ever had your hands inside the warm body-cavity of a freshly killed deer?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

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Pervert !!!

Oh, you mean when gutting one… never mind.

(ducks and runs)

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:14 PM

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I thought you were ‘twerp, when I first saw that “pervert !”
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Not dear, just the occasional fowl, pig and once a taun-taun.

cozmo on August 14, 2014 at 11:17 PM

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Fowl and hogs will do nicely.
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(bracing myself for this next one) . . . . . What the blessed HANG is a “taun-taun”?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

I’m glad I was mistaken about Doris Day being belated.

I’ll bet she is glad, too.

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:26 PM

You need a life and I bet your house stinks.

CW on August 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Technology has caught my friend.

weedisgood on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

St. Louis County law enforcement agencies received twelve 5.56 millimeter rifles and six .45 caliber pistols from the Department of Defense between Aug. 2, 2010, and Feb. 13, 2013, a Missouri public safety official confirmed Thursday. Ferguson, Mo., is within St. Louis County.

Worse yet, somebody gave the yokels camo. When the gomers get to wear ‘em they think they’re commandos. What’s next – green berets for traffic cops?

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

That reminds me . . . . . how many of you have ever had your hands inside the warm body-cavity of a freshly killed deer?
listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Ken prefers stale deer.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

That reminds me . . . . . how many of you have ever had your hands inside the warm body-cavity of a freshly killed deer?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Glad you limited your question to a killed deer, no telling what the answer could’ve been without the qualifier.

TXUS on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

After All

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Not easy to describe, but there was once this punk kid who had a thing for this chick I kind of liked…

cozmo on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

These pages are totally screwed up on my iPad, anyone else have this problem?
Normally it’s good.

Tard on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

And no “briefs”, right ?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM

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That’s between Cozmo and his kilt, L2G… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty
on August 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM

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Touche, and a **”rim-shot”** !

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

A 99 year old woman running in a race. She came in last.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:28 PM

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

The famous glare tends to give ALT away.

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:28 PM

No Bowie fans?

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I watched AW in the 70s and 80s. Now I watch Young and Restless.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

cozmo on August 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Some fupped duck police round-up, I heard…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

(bracing myself for this next one) . . . . . What the blessed HANG is a “taun-taun”?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

star wars

wifarmboy on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

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Glad you limited your question to a killed deer, no telling what the answer could’ve been without the qualifier.

TXUS on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

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Aw yeah … if I would’ve left that out, we could have filled several pages of comments on that alone.

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Glad you limited your question to a killed deer, no telling what the answer could’ve been without the qualifier.

TXUS on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Necrophilia isn’t much better, though.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I watched AW in the 70s and 80s. Now I watch Young and Restless.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

My mother used to watch that. She died in 1991 and the same people are still on there.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Ken prefers stale deer.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

With tofu ?

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

No Bowie fans?
gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Will this work? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

A 99 year old woman running in a race. She came in last.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:28 PM

But she’s gay.

Riots and gays is all that matters.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I watched AW in the 70s and 80s. Now I watch Young and Restless.
cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

AMC circa 80-82, now that was entertainment.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

All The Madmen

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Oscar kidnapped Stephen Hawking and is riding around curved space in his electric wheely car and doing Darth Vader impressions with his speech machine.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

These pages are totally screwed up on my iPad, anyone else have this problem?
Normally it’s good.

Tard on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Yep, for me too on iPad. I logged out a couple of times and it’s ok now.

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM

But she’s gay.

Riots and gays is all that matters.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I missed that mart. Is it relevant?

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I’ve heard Taxachusetts has a Taun-ton.

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Not mart, part.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I like the older stuff ;-)

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:25 PM

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Not easy to describe, but there was once this punk kid who had a thing for this chick I kind of liked…

cozmo on August 14, 2014 at 11:27 PM

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Maybe I’ll let it go at that . . . . . the “statute-of-limitations” never runs out on homicide.

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Rotf. Yes.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM

That reminds me . . . . . how many of you have ever had your hands inside the warm body-cavity of a freshly killed deer?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I had venison meat loaf for dinner. So, yes.

novaculus on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I missed that part. Is it relevant?

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Only to the media and the deranged on TV and elsewhere.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

But she’s gay.
Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

One the best news speak-o’s ever.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Cozmos kilt is made of hemp. Gluten free hemp.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

The Associated Press ✔ @AP

Thousands nationwide gather at rallies to honor unarmed Missouri teen and others who died at hands of police: http://apne.ws/1pdAFzU

Apparently they are holding these in cities all over the country tonight.

CoffeeLover on August 14, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Twerps bunny suit is 100% cotton. Especially the tail.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I like the older stuff ;-)
gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM

David Bowie performs “Fame” on Soul Train o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Saviour Machine

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Apparently they are holding these in cities all over the country tonight.
CoffeeLover on August 14, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Gee, I wonder how that poor policeman got his face so messed up… <— insert suspicious look here

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Cozmos kilt is made of hemp. Gluten free hemp.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I heard he got it at a fashion “joint.”

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Pre-Ziggy.

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Necrophilia isn’t much better, though.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Don’t know much about necrophilia, except I have been married a couple of times, so I got pretty close to it. ;-)

TXUS on August 14, 2014 at 11:39 PM

That reminds me . . . . . how many of you have ever had your hands inside the warm body-cavity of a freshly killed deer?

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM

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I had venison meat loaf for dinner. So, yes.

novaculus on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

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I’ve been out-of-the-woods for about five years now, and I really miss it.

A back-yard picnic I was invited to recently, had a tenderloin from a young deer, that had been sitting in a “brine” solution with a number of seasonings, overnight , grilled to near perfection.
First venison I’ve had in a while, and what a way to come back to it … : )

listens2glenn on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Now I watch Young and Restless.
cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I watched that in the 70s and 80s and just recently started watching again. I DVR it so I can fast forward through the stuff that doesn’t interest me.. Just like to see Victor ‘s scenes.

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Do you know why Cozmo wears a kilt?
Cause sheep can hear a zipper a mile away!

partsnlabor on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Hardly any soaps left now. Replaced mostly by dumb talk shows. I hope Y & R is never cancelled, as I would really miss it.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

The Width of a Circle

gh on August 14, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

I DVR it too, even if I’m home. I like to skip through commercials.

I love Nicholas…. he’s hot. And Victor always entertains. He might be infuriating at times, but he sure keeps things interesting.

I also like the fact that many actors have been with the show for years…. the people playing Nikki, Lauren, Michael, Paul, etc.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Charles Keating, best known for his role of “Carl Hutchins” on “Another World,” passed away on Saturday…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Missed that one, Newtie. Two more will make a pair of threes.

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

obama’s statement on Ferguson was pathetic.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

I also like the fact that many actors have been with the show for years…. the people playing Nikki, Lauren, Michael, Paul, etc.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:43 PM

I guess it’s a good steady job and they don’t have to travel.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

I watched that in the 70s and 80s and just recently started watching again. I DVR it so I can fast forward through the stuff that doesn’t interest me.. Just like to see Victor ‘s scenes.
Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

I had two girlfriends who watched soaps back in the day–one watched the ones on CBS and the other, ABC…I watched NBC…to keep up with all of them, I got a subscription to “Soap Opera Digest”–sure cut down on the questions I had to ask, so we could watch the soaps in relative quiet… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

partsnlabor on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

You may not want to cast a shadow on your front windows for a few years…..

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Don’t know much about necrophilia, except I have been married a couple of times, so I got pretty close to it. ;-)
TXUS on August 14, 2014 at 11:39 PM

You get no respect! ::tugs at tie::

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Time for bed. Waving goodnight.

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

obama’s statement on Ferguson was pathetic.
Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

FIFY, Schade… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Nite col

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:46 PM

obama’s statement on Ferguson was pathetic.

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Barky should have phoned golfed it in….

viking01 on August 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Thanks, Newtie – put next drink on my tab :)

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Time for bed. Waving goodnight.
crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Niters and sleep well, COL!

Let us know how the doctor’s appointment goes, please!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

crankyoldlady on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Right, and the money would be good too. Since the stories constantly evolve it wouldn’t be a boring job.

I’m sure there are many worse ways to make a living. :)

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Got any equations for sale?

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM

What? so Stephen Hawkin can steal them too?

oscarwilde on August 14, 2014 at 11:23 PM

You meant “Hawking….and, here’s one of my favorites….

williamg on August 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Missed that one, Newtie. Two more will make a pair of threes.
Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

One more, if’n you count Kevin Ward Jr as a “celebrity”…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

The chuckle head just spits out euphemisms and cliches and whatever his dufus handlers tell him to say on his 12 Watt environment friendly teleprompter.

SpongePuppy on August 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM

ohn Lee Hooker – Burning Hell

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Yes, he should have just stayed on the golf course,

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Hardly any soaps left now. Replaced mostly by dumb talk shows. I hope Y & R is never cancelled, as I would really miss it.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Haven’t seen daytime TV in years. The soaps, in general, had a pretty good run, though. Pretty since broadcasting started til the 2000s. Something like the late night shows, they had quite a heyday, too.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:51 PM

When The Levee Breaks Alison Krauss Robert Plant

ohn
John Lee Hooker

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:52 PM

One the best news speak-o’s ever.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:34 PM

That’s hilarious!

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:52 PM

You meant “Hawking“….and, here’s one of my favorites….

williamg on August 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

This one ain’t bad either.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:53 PM

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Yes they did. I don’t know that they will ever come back. Too many channel options now and not enough of an audience for soaps to be profitable now.

cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Ennio Morricone – Theme from ‘Once Upon a Time in America’

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Ugh. Doing CMEs. Can’t take another question about painless rectal bleeding! Especially since I start work again tomorrow.

Doc Holliday on August 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Hardly any soaps left now. Replaced mostly by dumb talk shows. I hope Y & R is never cancelled, as I would really miss it.
cat_owner on August 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

TV melodramas are still all the rage in Korea. Among women and men.

bluegill on August 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM

That’s hilarious!

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:52 PM

A classic. Here’s the gay…..er….blind mountainclimber’s reax:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fd97hVVD9U

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Ennio Morricone – Le vent, le cri

Schadenfreude on August 14, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

In high school, my best friend and I would run home in the afternoon to see Guiding Light. Except for Ryans Hope on ABC, seems I always watched the ones on CBS.

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM

TV melodramas are still all the rage in Korea. Among women and men.

bluegill on August 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Joseon Princess-type stuff.

whatcat on August 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM

We watched Dark Shadows in the sixties…

OmahaConservative on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Soap Operas, eh? I was born at General Hospital. No kidding. (The hospital preceded the show)

Doc Holliday on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM

In high school, my best friend and I would run home in the afternoon to see Guiding Light. Except for Ryans Hope on ABC, seems I always watched the ones on CBS.

Brat on August 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM

We’d have to get home fast to catch “Dark Shadows” (the real DS, that is).

whatcat on August 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Ugh. Doing CMEs. Can’t take another question about painless rectal bleeding! Especially since I start work again tomorrow.
Doc Holliday on August 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Have you suggested two Midol and call your relief in the morning?

Newtie and the Beauty on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 AM

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