Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on August 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

“This afternoon, Lesley and Michael Sr. will have to do something that is out of order,” Sharpton said. “They will have to lay their son to rest. Order says that children bury their parents. It is out of order … for children to be buried by their parents. We should not sit here today and act like we’re watching something that is in order.”…

“How do you think we look when the world can see you can’t come up with a police report but you can find a video?” Sharpton said. “How do you think we look when young people march nonviolently asking for the land of the free and the home of the brave to hear their cry, and you put snipers on the roof, and pointed guns at them? How do we look?”…

“In this city, whites live in one side of town, the south side, and blacks live on the other,” said Britt, a custodian. “No one wants to talk about it until Mike Brown gets killed and all the racial tension comes out.”

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On Sunday, relatives of Mr. Brown had asked for quiet during the funeral. The fatal shooting had set off weeks of protests and a severe police reaction in Ferguson. Several speakers echoed pleas from Mr. Brown’s family for people to refrain from protesting on Monday.

“Please don’t exacerbate the almost unbearable pain of this family,” said Bishop Edwin Bass of the Church of God in Christ. “It is imperative that we resist the temptation to react by rioting.”

But Mr. Sharpton was also unsparing in his call for mourners to act peacefully. Speaking of looting that broke out in Ferguson in the wake of Mr. Brown’s death, he noted that the family had to call for calm. “Can you imagine their heart broken, their son taken, disregarded and marginalized and they have to stop mourning to get you to control your anger, like you’re more angry than they are?” he said.

“Sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves won’t solve the problems,” he said. “We got to be straight up in our community, too. We have to be outraged at a 9-year-old girl killed in Chicago. We have to be outraged by our disrespect for each other.”

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What you notice is that the loudest voices now belong to the most recent arrivals. White and black, they continue to arrive from around the country, looking to find the Ferguson revolution they saw on the livestreams.

Last night, one such group, with matching revolutionary-themed t-shirts, brought a bullhorn and a wordy chant: “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell.” The chant failed to spread; locals may be getting a little tired of chanting.

“There’s a lot of people from outside the community, here,” says Ferguson’s young white mayor, James Knowles. He gained his share of notoriety during the height of the protests, especially after he was quoted as saying there was no racial divide in his city. He’s learned to become more circumspect about what he says to reporters.

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Via YouGov.

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In a 100-friend scenario, the average white person has 91 white friends; one each of black, Latino, Asian, mixed race, and other races; and three friends of unknown race. The average black person, on the other hand, has 83 black friends, eight white friends, two Latino friends, zero Asian friends, three mixed race friends, one other race friend, and four friends of unknown race.

Going back to Chris Rock’s point, the average black person’s friend network is 8 percent white, but the average white person’s network is only 1 percent black. To put it another way: Blacks have ten times as many black friends as white friends. But white Americans have an astonishing 91 times as many white friends as black friends…

As PRRI’s Robert Jones writes in The Atlantic, Americans’ segregated social circles have influenced responses to the events in Ferguson, Missouri over the past few weeks. Polls show deep divides between blacks and whites on everything from the role of race in Ferguson to the appropriateness of responses by protestors and police.

The numbers above offer insight into why so many whites have expressed bafflement over protesters’ responses to the shooting of Michael Brown. The history between many black communities and the police forces that serve them is long, complicated, often violent, and characterized by an extreme imbalance of power. But as Robert Jones notes, most whites are not “socially positioned” to understand this history, simply because they know few people who’ve experienced it.

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“We’ll all see this in the end that it was a good shooting. You know, it was a good kill.” — Tina Morrison

Morrison, who used to live in Ferguson, said Wilson was trying to protect himself because he believed his life was in danger. “And had I been terrified for my life I would have killed him too,” she explained, adding later that “I totally believe what he did was the right thing.”

Despite ongoing conflicting reports about what happened during the shooting, many at the rally shared Morrison’s view that Brown was in some way the aggressor, and that Wilson would ultimately be vindicated.

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Advocates of police demilitarization are calling on Washington leaders to move as quickly as possible with efforts to restrict or end the practice of giving free military hardware to local police forces. That could mean presidential action, or legislation in Congress. Advocates don’t care. They just want it now.

“If there were votes on the floor of the House in next two weeks, the sentiment would be there to change things,” said Tim Lynch, director of the libertarian Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice. “But I am concerned people’s concerns will move on to other matters in the next two weeks.”…

Earnest did not provide a timeline for the review. Lynch said whatever happens, it needs to happen now. Though conservative critics of militarization are seeing their stock rise after Ferguson, Lynch said it would be wrong to assume that the politics of arming police with military surplus has changed forever.

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Yet no national Democratic politician, nobody of the sort who is likely to mount a presidential run anytime soon, has risen to give voice to the anger we’re seeing in Ferguson. Nobody seems eager to make police abuses or racial injustice a key issue in a national campaign, even though an awful lot of Democratic voters could be activated on those issues…

Democrats win elections by building coalitions of white and nonwhite voters, and for decades, Democrats have used “tough on crime” stances as a way to build support with whites. The Missouri governor, Jay Nixon, spent 16 years as his state’s attorney general as a strong proponent of capital punishment.

Democrats have bad memories of the Willie Horton ad and other Republican campaign messages that used “law and order” issues to consolidate white voters. So faced with a policy issue that places a crowd of angry black people on one side and the police on the other, it’s not surprising that Democratic politicians would be wary of siding with the crowd…

So there is a good general election logic for Democrats to give short shrift to the issues raised in Ferguson. But if the Tea Party has taught us anything, it’s that a base can force its party to take stances that won’t be popular in a general election.

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What we can expect next for Ferguson is probably what we saw in the big cities in the wake of the crime wave. The white middle class—and some of the black middle class, too—speeds up its exodus, and businesses whose operations have been disrupted for weeks decide to pull out.

How much luck do you think the Ferguson Chamber of Commerce is going to have for the next ten years? Ferguson was already under-banked, with more check-cashing outfits and sketchy payday lenders than regular bank branches. How many people are going to be eager to open up new shops along West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of the riots?

How soon are they going to rebuild the QuikTrip? The most poignant part of that story is the conscientious young man who decided to come to work that day, despite the air of menace in the town, because he “he loves his job”—and barely escaped with his life when the store was looted and burned. Will he have any job to return to? In the first go-around, in the 60s and 70s, the answer was frequently, “no.”

That’s the real crime of the rioters. In an attempt to force the authorities to meet their demands, they’re engaging in the self-immolation of their own community. Then again, there are always those who would rather rule in hell than be just another law-abiding sucker in heaven.

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Via the Blaze.

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Via the Free Beacon.


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I am vertical and ventilating :-)

Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Hi I’m Sparky’s cousin.

Let’s get horizontal honey. Oh I’m bad.

SpongePuppy on August 25, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Praying for relief and recovery . . . . . ’cause I know how much they really suck … : (

listens2glenn on August 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

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Thank you. Had to be out working in the heat today, did it early and late to minimize the effects but knew this would happen.

PolAgnostic on August 25, 2014 at 11:29 PM

“Commit Whatever Grieves Thee” by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

1. Commit whatever grieves thee
Into the gracious hands
Of Him who never leaves thee,
Who heaven and earth commands.
Who points the clouds their courses,
Whom winds and waves obey,
He will direct thy footsteps
And find for thee a way.

2. On Him place thy reliance
If thou wouldst be secure;
His work thou must consider
If thine is to endure.
By anxious sighs and grieving
And self-tormenting care
God is not moved to giving;
All must be gained by prayer.

3. Thy truth and grace, O Father,
Most surely see and know
Both what is good and evil
For mortal man below.
According to Thy counsel
Thou wilt Thy work pursue;
And what Thy wisdom chooseth
Thy might will always do.

4. Thy hand is never shortened,
All things must serve Thy might;
Thine every act is blessing,
Thy path is purest light.
Thy work no man can hinder,
Thy purpose none can stay,
Since Thou to bless Thy children
Wilt always find a way.

5. Though all the powers of evil
The will of God oppose,
His purpose will not falter,
His pleasure onward goes.
Whate’er God’s will resolveth,
Whatever He intends.
Will always be accomplished
True to His aims and ends.

6. Then hope, my feeble spirit,
And be thou undismayed;
God helps in every trial
And makes thee unafraid.
Await His time with patience,
Then shall thine eyes behold
The sun of joy and gladness
His brightest beams unfold.

7. Arise, my soul, and banish
Thy anguish and thy care.
Away with thoughts that sadden
And heart and mind ensnare!
Thou art not lord and master
Of thine own destiny;
Enthroned in highest heaven,
God rules in equity.

8. Leave all to His direction;
In wisdom He doth reign,
And in a way most wondrous
His course He will maintain.
Soon He, His promise keeping,
With wonder-working skill,
Shall put away the sorrows
That now thy spirit fill.

9. A while His consolation
He may to thee deny,
And seem as though in trial
He far from thee would fly;
A while distress and anguish
May compass thee around,
Nor to thy supplication
An answering voice be found.

10. But if thou perseverest,
Thou shalt deliverance find.
Behold, all unexpected
He will thy soul unbind
And from the heavy burden
Thy heart will soon set free;
And thou wilt see the blessing
He had in mind for thee.

11. O faithful child of heaven,
How blessed shalt thou be!
With songs of glad thanksgiving
A crown awaiteth thee.
Into thy hand thy Maker
Will give the victor’s palm.
And thou to thy Deliverer
Shalt sing a joyous psalm.

12. Give, Lord, this consummation
To all our heart’s distress;
Our hands, our feet, e’er strengthen,
In death our spirits bless.
Thy truth and Thy protection
Grant evermore, we pray,
And in celestial glory
Shall end our destined way.

Hymn #520
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 37: 5
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1656
Translated by: composite
Titled: Befiehl du deine Wege
Composer: Hans L. Hassler, 1601
Tune: Herzlich tut mich

OmahaConservative on August 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Howdy OC!! Hugs :)

Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

What’s up Sponge Puppy!! ;) Hugs :)

Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:31 PM

OmahaConservative on August 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

That is beautiful OC, thanks for posting, I copied that :)

Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:32 PM

as there a thread today talking about the 3 WH officials sent to the Brown memorial but zero officials sent to the mass for Foley? I think I’ll go have a scotch or ten and wait for the collapse. Bishop on August 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Yea,, some hoppes #9 smelling salts get me by.

I’m part injun, cant do the whiskey. On the account I like it too much.

Oh wait,, is that racist? I’m 1/16th minority.

You might have thought I was jokiing about hunting small varmits and such. And bugging out..

I just head a different chapter of the same club, brother.

wolly4321 on August 25, 2014 at 11:33 PM

When a 2nd degree murderer and crip member gets high on whatever, does a strong arm robbery for blunt wrappings then assaults and attempts to re-assault a cop and gets shot dead…..things are in perfect order.

Regardless of skin color. In fact, it the piece of garbage were white we’d have never heard about it. THAT is racism, so screw you race baiters in advance.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM

MB will not be missed by the rest of us…hope they get his Juvie records released to confirm the part he played in the second degree murder rap and other precious moments.
Love they way they interview these Trayvon and Michael Moms like they were really good at raising their sons and what went wrong had nothing to do with them as wonderful women…

gracie on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Busy day tomorrow.

God Bless you all and have a Good Night!!

** POP **

Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Going back to Chris Rock’s point

He doesn’t have one. Statistically speaking, he’s a dumb ass.

GarandFan on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

My back is bothering me. I don’t now whether it’s the humidity or the amoxi.

crankyoldlady on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

You forgot the world-wonder guests. My ‘favorite’ is that dummy, Jamoo and the other dummy, Kearstin, or Kirstin. God was not merciful when he made them.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I forgot a lot of them, like whine williams, geraldo the man with the man boobs and pensi fetish, and forgot to mention greta, the woman that gets to recap the news everyone else has covered ad nauseum through the day. Jamooooooo is a real treat, yes. And Kirsten looks as though her eyes are gonna slide down and farther apart and run down her cheeks at any minute.

There’s nothing left to do with fux news but criticize it, but I still wont watch mslsd or cnn. Haven’t found anything satisfying really at all except to hunt and peck on the internet.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Walter L. Newton on August 25, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Just don’t call me “common”. That was a cool read.

c4, glad you liked it.

gracie, indeed. The tragedy of his death s/b a decent commemoration, not a circus and political hackery, alas.

A black lady, friend of the cops, showed up to protest (not at the funeral) and nearly was molested by the other goons.

good point. the clintongs smell a dead pony.

renalin on August 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

They have bigger fish to fry. The guy who slit the throat of Foley is the son of the militant responsible for the two embassy bombings under Clinton, in ’98. The father is in prison in the US and will go on trial. The son wanted his dad freed.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Howdy Scrumps

Evening HA

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:37 PM

1. Commit whatever grieves thee
Into the gracious hands
Of Him who never leaves thee,

snip

OmahaConservative on August 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Ok, this is the second time that I’ve noticed on this site that someone has said to lay your troubles and miseries in God/Jesus hands.

I’m not trying to make an argument at all, really I’m not, but why would you do that? Hasn’t Jesus and God had enough suffering? Maybe they’d like a little joy and love handed back to them, which has to make me think this world may be getting a tad disappointing to them.

Just a thought.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Why was the Brown funeral on TV?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

They have bigger fish to fry. The guy who slit the throat of Foley is the son of the militant responsible for the two embassy bombings under Clinton, in ’98. The father is in prison in the US and will go on trial. The son wanted his dad freed.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

I need to research this and get links to spread far and wide. Everyone needs to know about this….and loudly.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Megyn Kelly needs to go think about her own situation before getting all teary-eyed and preachy, she’s not exactly whitebread girl working at a truck stop in Appalachia; no one is crying tears for that anonymous Caucasian.

Bishop on August 25, 2014 at 11:42 PM

That is beautiful OC, thanks for posting, I copied that :)

Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:32 PM

I love to pray the Psalms and hymns…

OmahaConservative on August 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM

They have bigger fish to fry. The guy who slit the throat of Foley is the son of the militant responsible for the two embassy bombings under Clinton, in ’98. The father is in prison in the US and will go on trial. The son wanted his dad freed.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

For sure but if they thought they could secure more black votes than lose white votes they would have been there.

gracie on August 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Why was the Brown funeral on TV?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Because the nation is mourning the tragic loss of the young strong-arm robbing thug, in fact traffic came to a stop on I-94 today at the exact moment that Brown’s mother laid her hand on the young man for the last time.

Bishop on August 25, 2014 at 11:44 PM

I survived

notropis on August 25, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Link not working

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:44 PM

MB will not be missed by the rest of us…hope they get his Juvie records released to confirm the part he played in the second degree murder rap and other precious moments.

gracie on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I have heard about third hand that Michael Brown’s juvenile record has in it his almost killing someone by beating him over the head with a brick. I wonder if Obama might be persuaded to use his pen and phone to get those records all unsealed so we could all get a better understanding of Obama’s latest posthumiously adopted son.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Just a thought.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 PM

1 Peter 5:7
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

OmahaConservative on August 25, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Diluculo, for starters

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM

busy day tomorrow. God Bless you all and have a Good Night!! ** POP ** Scrumpy on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Don’t leave, I’m madly in love with you..

Oh wait,, I have to get up early, too.

Nice to see you, Scrumpy.

wolly4321 on August 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM

And YES … I agree with #8.

listens2glenn on August 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

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It was highly likely AP was going to “stick with the narrative” and put up a Ferguson QOTD but that’s last week’s news and isn’t going to lead to anything more than the same old same old …

… compared to a couple of dozen ISIS attack options against America my brain has spun out in the last two weeks with obscene body counts and costs.

It doesn’t matter if the SCOAMF thinks we aren’t at war when millions of Muslims SAY they are intent on attacking America.

Tonight I’ve been pondering “How To Hijack QOTD” … and what would that mean exactly?

Make it disappear like David Copperfield?

Set up an “intercept process” and only let the comments I like get posted? (Sounds like way too much work)

Or my favorite so far … use it to access the Salem purchase order system and book some Gulfstreams and chalets for a Rocky Mountain HA Regulars Appreciation Getaway in Aspen. (Newtie’s troll rule applies)

PolAgnostic on August 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM

For Diluculo

Abdel Bary’s father, Adel Abdel Bari, is believed to have been an associate of Osama bin Laden’s and was allegedly involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. He was extradited to the U.S. in 2012.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Why was the Brown funeral on TV?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

I see a trend coming…MYV awards for the dead…

gracie on August 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Ah, thank you Schade!

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Because the nation is mourning the tragic loss of the young strong-arm robbing thug, in fact traffic came to a stop on I-94 today at the exact moment that Brown’s mother laid her hand on the young man for the last time.

Bishop on August 25, 2014 at 11:44 PM

That may well have been the exact same time that all the toilets in my house mysteriously flushed all at the same time.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Because the nation is mourning the tragic loss of the young strong-arm robbing thug, in fact traffic came to a stop on I-94 today at the exact moment that Brown’s mother laid her hand on the young man for the last time.

Bishop on August 25, 2014 at 11:44 PM

Thanks, Bishop

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Personally, I can’t wait to attend the “Rev” Jackson’s & the “Rev” Sharpton’s funeral.

SouthernGent on August 25, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I’ve been working on their eulogies for some time now, in hopes I will be asked to deliver them.

Goes something like this:

“We are gathered here today to honor a man who gave his all to the cause he believed in, the lifting up of his own people, and his bank balances.

While the white people saw his people as slaves, even long after they were freed, he saw them as individuals who needed another kind of enslavement, but by a friendly government instead.

Most of all, he helped them enjoy their new slavery and, in the process, he became a wealthy man, a man who no longer had to worry about Whitey, and who himself could hire undocumented “Americans” to trim his lawns and clean his pools.

He was a man of many talents, and many children, some of whom he fathered with his wife or other significant others.

When asked to sit on a bus, he stood. When asked to stand on the bus, he took a pee.

Tonight, after the dirt is thrown over his casket, by other undocumented “Americans”, and he’s finally laid to rest, may he sleep well knowing that a nation is in his debt, for a life well thieved.

Amen”

TXUS on August 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

How do you think we look when young people march nonviolently asking for the land of the free and the home of the brave to hear their cry, and you put snipers on the roof, and pointed guns at them? How do we look?

You look like you were waiting to get away from the guns so you could loot, shoot, and burn.

unclesmrgol on August 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

You know you’ve fcuked up if Sharpton is speaking at your funeral

crrr6 on August 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

A funeral of lies and liars about a punk who pushed around a clerk, stole cigars, harassed a cop and apparently got shot for his thoughtless stupidity.

Making a pseudo-saintly stooge out of a big dumb kid who had impulse control problems is typical of the scum who race-bait their way to power.

profitsbeard on August 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

TXUS on August 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

If you’ll deliver it in English no one will understand you, not even the goners.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:52 PM

I have heard about third hand that Michael Brown’s juvenile record has in it his almost killing someone by beating him over the head with a brick. I wonder if Obama might be persuaded to use his pen and phone to get those records all unsealed so we could all get a better understanding of Obama’s latest posthumiously adopted son.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Odds are if the Juvie keeps this level of felony assault up he gonna be dying sooner rather than later. God is Math.

gracie on August 25, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Why was the Brown funeral on TV?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

I think it will be on the Scifi channels late night zombie triple feature.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Just a thought.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 PM


One upon a time
… I thought I was SO smart I could control how everything would turn out … then reality reared its ugly head … Ilearned some humility and to ~~~

Let go and let God handle what I could not.

PolAgnostic on August 25, 2014 at 11:54 PM

I’ll bet Officer Wilson has or had a magnificent black eye with associated swellings, captured, I hope, in daily sequence on film. Ready for grand jury review.

butch on August 25, 2014 at 11:57 PM

MB will not be missed by the rest of us…hope they get his Juvie records released to confirm the part he played in the second degree murder rap and other precious moments.

Love they way they interview these Trayvon and Michael Moms like they were really good at raising their sons and what went wrong had nothing to do with them as wonderful women…

gracie on August 25, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Quite right.

The fawning portraits and the four or five year old pictures are supplied to the media by Crump and Sharpton, and they are never questioned by the MSM. It is usually only when independent conservatives start digging that the truth comes out – but is still repressed by the major media.

Wouldn’t bother me a bit to hear of another violent thug getting what comes to him, either – but I don’t own a store in a black neighborhood.

Adjoran on August 26, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Of course I’ll deliver the eulogies in “patois”, but one much closer to the street than that of Hillary’s “I ain’t no way taahhred” offering.

TXUS on August 26, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I think it will be on the Scifi channels late night zombie triple feature.

VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:53 PM

They made a circus out of all. Time to retire them.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 12:04 AM

I get nostalgic when I think. Nostalgia is a thing of the past.
Walter L. Newton on August 25, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I have over 50,000 people in my genealogy database…is that nerdy enough for you? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:05 AM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Whomever We Dang Well Please, DAMMIT!!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service...usual caveats apply...sends out a triple round of Whatchudrinkin's in Brand-Spankin'-New Double Whatchudrinkin' glasses and a triple round of Whatheshavin' for Alien's Little Friend...enters under "Preparing for Monday the Sequel"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Didn’t billing the Germans about a century ago, I believe it was for WWI, lead to WWII? It may not be such a great idea to bill the Germans.
VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Yes, it was negotiated and tweaked all through the 1920s, with the French leading the way to bleed Germany dry…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM

The Islamic State’ video-dissemination of one of its goons beheading an American is an existential challenge from which we cannot afford to shrink. Until the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) did that, it made sense for the U.S. government to help contain it because the Islamic world, which the IS threatens most directly, must destroy it sooner or later. But internetting that beheading was a gory declaration of America’s impotence—a dare-by-deed that is sure to move countless young persons around the globe to get in on killing us, anywhere they can. The longer the Islamic State survives, the more will take up its dare. Either we kill the IS, or we will deserve the wave of terrorism that will engulf us.

Killing the IS requires neither more nor less than waging war—not as the former administration waged its “war on terror,” nor by the current administration’s pinpricks, nor according to the too-clever-by-half stratagems taught in today’s politically correct military war colleges, but rather by war in the dictionary meaning of the word. To make war is to kill the spirit as well as the body of the enemy, so terribly as to make sure that it will not rise again, and that nobody will want to imitate it.

That requires first isolating the Islamic State politically and physically to deprive all within it of the capacity to make war, and even to eat. Then it requires killing all who bear arms and all who are near them.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Ratso just grabbed my last pack of cigs and ran of with them. He is such a pack-rat…

OmahaConservative on August 26, 2014 at 12:10 AM

I have over 50,000 people in my genealogy database…is that nerdy enough for you? ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Well, hell, that’s more people than there are whiskeys or drink recipes. Are you sure you weren’t beamed down from the Mother Ship, maybe?

TXUS on August 26, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Have I hidden behind the bush long enough for Walter to go home?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 26, 2014 at 12:12 AM

A big bummer today. They announced that my favorite show of all time would end after next season. :(

It wasn’t a mega hit, like Game Of Thrones or Walking Dead, but it had a passionate, loyal fan base. They called it “The Little Show That Could”.

The most progressive, subversive show on television, but full of conservative values of family, friendship, loyalty.

They announced the final season in a classy, considerate way to the fans, a personal message from the star Anna Silk.

Looking forward to the final season of the most stylish, clever, fun show on television.

So, if there’s any Lost Girl fans out there, “Here’s To Us“.

MichaelGabriel on August 26, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Well, hell, that’s more people than there are whiskeys or drink recipes. Are you sure you weren’t beamed down from the Mother Ship, maybe?
TXUS on August 26, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Heck, it’s more people currently in three of the counties I focus my research on! o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Let go and let God handle what I could not.

PolAgnostic on August 25, 2014 at 11:54 PM

I understand that completely.

It would truly take a special being to do that, but thinking about it, if my son were in misery and I could do it, I’d take his pain for myself as well. I guess that’s the point.

But I do think we forget to share the joy too.

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Prayers ascending for all who are in pain and gosh, but those mystery boo-boos sound horrible!

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:18 AM

So, if there’s any Lost Girl fans out there, “Here’s To Us“.

MichaelGabriel on August 26, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Believe it or not I watched that show on and off, here and there, but gave up on it when they ran out of things to do with it a while back and tried making the succubus a lesbian.

Everyone was doing it, right? Why not a succubus…..*click*

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Heck, it’s more people THAN currently living in three of the counties I focus my research on! o_O
Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM

[has a "Coulda Had a V-8 Moment...]

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM

I’m not trying to make an argument at all, really I’m not, but why would you do that? Hasn’t Jesus and God had enough suffering? Maybe they’d like a little joy and love handed back to them, which has to make me think this world may be getting a tad disappointing to them.

Just a thought.

Diluculo on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 PM

You’ve never heard anyone say grace?
Most Christians and Jews give thanks to God on a regular basis.

talkingpoints on August 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM

You know you’ve fcuked up if Sharpton is speaking at your funeral

crrr6 on August 25, 2014 at 11:51 PM

very good, short and to the point.

arnold ziffel on August 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Heck, it’s more people currently in three of the counties I focus my research on! o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM

So, if you became president, would you become our first mixed-glacial or first mixed-facial president?

TXUS on August 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Why was the Brown funeral on TV?
Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

So Nut-so-Sharpton could have another chance to set himself up for a future run at a TV gig…plus he was hoping he’d have a bigger audience…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:22 AM

So, if you became president, would you become our first mixed-glacial or first mixed-facial president?
TXUS on August 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

I’m not too keen on reliving what the opposition research would be on my background, but I’ll bet you it’s a lot of stuff I’ve either forgotten or the FBI lost over the years…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Speaking of eulogies, I would love to deliver a short eulogy for a terrorist.

Over his dead body, (first I’d take a big pee, and poo if I could, right in his face) I’d say;

Yeah, so long.
We wish you well.
Told us how you weren’t afraid to die.
Well, so long.
Don’t cry, yeah,
Or feel too down.
Not all martyrs see divinity.
But at least you tried.

Then light his southern facing corpse on fire.

(H/T Tool, Eulogy)

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:23 AM

officer’s recounting of this incident?

Cindy Munford on August 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM

They bottled him up, didn’t they. For legal reasons I guess.

crankyoldlady on August 25, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Sure. Lawyers cost so much money. You’re not going to get one, and then disregard his advice. Lawyer says don’t talk before the trial. They ALL say that. So, that’s what it is.

LashRambo on August 25, 2014 at 10:55 PM

And they did it fast. And shockingly, he is actually listening. He seems to be a decent guy and now his life is ruined. If Brown had only got on the F’in sidewalk, this would not have happened.

talkingpoints on August 26, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Then light his southern facing corpse on fire.

(H/T Tool, Eulogy)

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Something about bacon and 72 virgins is missing.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 12:27 AM

I’m not too keen on reliving what the opposition research would be on my background, but I’ll bet you it’s a lot of stuff I’ve either forgotten or the FBI lost over the years…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:23 AM

My son often talks about wanting to run for some sort of political position, in the city at least, or township or state.

I keep reminding him that not only does it take money we ain’t gots, but the resulting scouring by the opposition into his family’s (mine) background would pretty much end his effort to get into office, no matter how noble his desire to do good is.

Sad but true. Liberals are scum.

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Something about bacon and 72 virgins is missing.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 12:27 AM

I’ll be happy to work that in too!

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Why was the Brown funeral on TV?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2014 at 11:41 PM

So the media could help drive the new Democrat meme, the Republican’s War on Fat Angry Black Kids.

TXUS on August 26, 2014 at 12:29 AM

TP, DP here. If St. Martin of Swisher sweets (shamefully stolen from GOC) had gotten on the sidewalk, it would have only postponed the inevitable. Wher did ‘live by the sword, die bye the sword’ come from anyway?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 26, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Please pardon the typos. Fumblefinger, neh?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 26, 2014 at 12:32 AM

In case anyone’s interested, “Breaking Bad” took at least three Emmys tonight…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

I’ve had a busy day and haven’t been online much. Looks like it was a very quiet day here.

cat_owner on August 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Please pardon the typos. Fumblefinger, neh?
DemetriusPhalerum on August 26, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Works for me! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

I haven’t watched the Emmys for a long time. About the only current TV shows I watch are Dallas, Cedar Cove and Bates Motel. I just am not interested in most shows that are on now.

cat_owner on August 26, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Didn’t billing the Germans about a century ago, I believe it was for WWI, lead to WWII? It may not be such a great idea to bill the Germans.
VorDaj on August 25, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Yes, it was negotiated and tweaked all through the 1920s, with the French leading the way to bleed Germany dry…

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM

And WW II didn’t get them off the hook. It took 92 years after the Versailles Treaty for Germany to finally pay off the war “reparations” demanded of them. They received almost $3 billion dollars via the Marshall Plan, but had to pay out around $30 billion dollars to the Allies…and still have to pay reparations to Israel as a result of WW II.

So they had money coming in and going out. But it’s tinfoil hat stuff to think major banking concerns are behind all this:

In 1924, an American banker named Charles Dawes outlined what came to be known as the Dawes Plan — a new reparations agreement under which U.S. banks such as J.P. Morgan issued bonds to private investors on behalf of Germany, which agreed to pay them back when the money became due. Dawes won the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on this plan. But when the first batch of bonds came due in 1928, Germany again defaulted. So in June 1929, a new plan was enacted, floating more U.S.-backed bonds and reducing Germany’s payments to $28 billion paid out over 59 years.

http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2023140,00.html

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Boston – Peace of Mind

And on that note, I bid Friends and Lurkers niters and sleep well!

Those with bar keys, y’all know what to do… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:44 AM

I’m going back to ,playing a Jedi online., Y’all be rightous with each other, and party on dude.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 26, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

My smooch censors are tingly. That means they won’t tell anyone if you smooch me.

SpongePuppy on August 26, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Believe it or not I watched that show on and off, here and there, but gave up on it when they ran out of things to do with it a while back and tried making the succubus a lesbian.

Everyone was doing it, right? Why not a succubus…..*click*

Diluculo on August 26, 2014 at 12:19 AM

After 4 years, I’ve seen that reaction a lot.

After about 3 episodes in, I knew I was in for a wild ride. However, there were so many other things about the show I liked, I decided to just go with it.

Now, on Game Of Thrones and Walking Dead, I have some real problems with the sex, the violence, the cruelty. On Lost Girl, it’s not meant to shock or offend, just tell a story about relationships.

Another thing, whenever they had children on Lost Girl, they treated them with respect and admiration. Compare that to Thrones or Dead.

I’ve never seen a show where fans created so many music videos, I’ve got hundreds. One of my faves, “Scream And Shout.”

MichaelGabriel on August 26, 2014 at 12:46 AM

I wonder what suffix He will use tonight.

SpongePuppy on August 26, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Somehow, I smashed my foot, It’s swollen anrd black and blue. Don’t know how. No pain

I took my boot off and saw it. I don’t understand,, seems like it should hurt. But it doesn’t.

One toe, purple. I don’t remember hitting it,.

It looks like it should hurt. But it doesn’t.

wolly4321 on August 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Hurling a bread machine to the floor and forgetting a foot was in the way?

katy the mean old lady on August 26, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Cott or Poo?

SpongePuppy on August 26, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Dire Straits was here..:)

Dire Straits on August 26, 2014 at 1:28 AM

Hi folks-

James Foley Killer ‘Jihadi John’ Believed to Be Former London Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary

Sorry if this was linked earlier, I dropped in up thread but haven’t read it all.

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 1:48 AM

On Sunday, relatives of Mr. Brown had asked for quiet during the funeral. The fatal shooting had set off weeks of protests and a severe police reaction in Ferguson. Several speakers echoed pleas from Mr. Brown’s family for people to refrain from protesting on Monday.

And then asked to have it live-streamed …

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 1:57 AM

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2014 at 12:10 AM

The proper goals of waging war are to destroy the enemy’s capacity to wage war in the present and his will to wage war in the future.

If the people of a nation are not prepared to do whatever is required to accomplish these goals then they should not wage war. We have repeatedly failed in our military endeavors since WWII because we have had neither the proper goals nor the cold-hearted will and absolute determination to see the fight through to the end.

Frankly, with the exception of Ronald Reagan, we have failed to elect consistently competent leadership. Bush had his moments…

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Pretty dead here tonight…

OmahaConservative on August 26, 2014 at 2:03 AM

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 1:48 AM

Here’s my bet. Hip Hop Sally wasn’t Jihad enough to do the actually deed. But his Middle Aged, Middle Eastern barbarian friends thought he was well-spoken and would be a better narrator than the rest of the goat-fracking comrades. The wuss from West London gives his speech and acts like he calmly begins. Then a pro steps in.

Why? Optics. They want an intelligent and sophisticated voice to sell their rationalization for murder.

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:10 AM

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Great minds think alike; the same thought occurred to me. But it’s also entirely possible that when Foley realized this time it was for real he resisted and screwed up their video. That could have gone down no matter who was the real murderer. If they were subbing in a real killer, they could have also have planned to edit the video to disguise that.

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 2:16 AM

are you prepared for the coming lint crisis?

SpongePuppy on August 26, 2014 at 2:18 AM

Mrs Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter.

Not.

Nice work there raising a useless blob of cells.

SpongePuppy on August 26, 2014 at 2:20 AM

Pretty dead here tonight…

OmahaConservative on August 26, 2014 at 2:03 AM

Got any new roadkill stories?

SpongePuppy on August 26, 2014 at 2:21 AM

I thought the “cutting” looked fake when I first saw the vid. I bet they got Foley to cooperate by telling him he wouldn’t be killed but held for ransom. Foley didn’t look or sound like he thought he was about to die.

Meremortal on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

If they were subbing in a real killer, they could have also have planned to edit the video to disguise that.

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 2:16 AM

In any actuality, Hip Hop Boy earned a .308 M4 round in the face for whatever part he took. And his entire immediate and extended family living in the UK should have all their possessions seized and be deported to the closest Muslim held nation.

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

A bullet is too good for him. Personally, I’d like to see him cooked slowly in a vat of bacon grease and the proceedings broadcast live to every Islamist shithole on the planet.

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 2:30 AM

In any actuality, Hip Hop Boy earned a .308 M4 round in the face for whatever part he took. And his entire immediate and extended family living in the UK should have all their possessions seized and be deported to the closest Muslim held nation.

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

That would be the UK.

Axe on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 AM

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

A bullet is too good for him. Personally, I’d like to see him cooked slowly in a vat of bacon grease and the proceedings broadcast live to every Islamist shithole on the planet.

novaculus on August 26, 2014 at 2:30 AM

I like it. Then we’ll grease our artillery rounds with his renderings.

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 AM

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 AM

That would be the UK.

Axe on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 AM

The UK would be the UK?

hawkdriver on August 26, 2014 at 2:33 AM

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