Open Thread 1/16

Evening edition (AKA, having been out for a few days kind of screwed me up).

- Any bill that doesn’t allow me to buy the rights to the Rodney Tom Can Go Fuck Himself Overpass still needs some work.

- We should take a moment and remind ourselves who are the people of the state and who are we

- I keep forgetting to post this anti-Sully piece.

- We’ve got ourselves a brand-new governor.

- The sincere answers to asshole petitions manager would be a fun job at the White House.

- Vote’s in Five Minutes!

- A Message to Guys Who Comment on Internet Videos (video)


  1. 1

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Kap’n Kornflake – Serial Reneger,

    Write a $1,000 check to Northwest Harvest, send it to Darryl and make good the wager you lost betting Rmoney would beat Obama.

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    proud leftist spews:

    I would concur that Rodney Tom should go fuck himself. I suspect, however, that he needs to sit down to piss, so cockless is he. The odds, accordingly, of his being able to fuck himself are quite short.

  3. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Putin Warned Bush Two Days Before 9/11

    “President Putin immediately telephoned President Bush. ‘I said that Masud, the leader of the Northern Alliance, had just been killed. I told my American colleague: I’m very worried. Something big is going to happen. They’re planning something.’ The Twin Towers in New York were bombed two days later.” — Rodric Braithwaite, former British ambassador to Moscow, in Afgantsy: The Russians In Afghanistan 1979-1989 (Oxford University Press: 2011), p. 304.

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    “Sen. Murray will continue working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to determine if moving a budget resolution through the committee is the best way to get the balanced and bipartisan budget agreement that the American people expect and deserve,” he added

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    This is what Democrats consider leadership – the head of the Senate Budget Committee hasn’t yet decided whether to produce a budget.

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    (CNN) — President Obama threw down the gauntlet to congressional Republicans at his press conference on Monday. He will not, he asserted forcefully, allow the United States’ credit rating be held hostage by hard-liners demanding budget cuts “or else…”


    Unspecified number of Americans are among the hostages held by terrorists at a BP facility in Algeria, White House says. (Also CNN, Breaking News)

    Gee, who would have thought we would have two simultaneous hostage crises?

  6. 11


    It’s the Chicago way.

    Illinois Pension Crisis Will Likely Mean College Funding Cuts
    January 17, 2013

    The General Assembly’s inability to overhaul the state’s pension mess has universities looking at a cut in state aid next year of about 4.6 percent.

    That possible reduction, just the latest in a decade-long decline in state assistance for the state’s institutions of higher education, could again mean a new round of tuition hikes, hiring freezes or larger class sizes.

    Bend over, Illinois. You deserve the government you voted for, and you deserve it good and hard.

  7. 12

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Kap’n Kornflake – Serial Reneger,

    Write a $1,000 check to Northwest Harvest, send it to Darryl and make good the wager you lost betting Rmoney would beat Obama

  8. 13

    Steve spews:

    After a day spent with Pudge over at (un)SP (I’m banned already), Bob comes off as, well, as though he actually has some wit and intelligence going for him.

    Hmm, I’m not exactly sure if I’ve just insulted Pudge or if I’ve just complimented Bob. Take it any way you will.

  9. 17

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    @11. Would you be bothered if a bank that you signed a contract with and promised you a defined payment of X and you planned your retirement to that payment, then decide to void your contract 20 years later, after it’s too late to make other plans, and only offered you 40% of X?
    Oh right, you are a republican who’s answer is always “Tough, sucks to be you. Bend over and take it, good and hard.”
    After all, Serial Conn has shown personally that he doesn’t believe in honoring his commitments.

  10. 18

    Steve spews:

    “They’re both idiots.”

    Yesterday I was in the mood to yank Pudge’s head off and going bowling with it. Not a good thing. It’s just as well that he banned me. I’ll let go of it now.

  11. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @18 I’ve been deleted, too. Looks like he didn’t appreciate my link to an Amazon page selling a book about how to perform
    200 clown acts.

  12. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 What was interesting on (u)SP in 2005? Their endless ranting about the “stolen” 2004 governor’s election?

  13. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22 The problem is fracked wells deplete much faster than conventional wells, so it may not last.

  14. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Lance Armstrong admitted in his Oprah interview that he doped and cheated and bullied his way to fame and fortune, but portrayed the whole cycling sport as corrupt and painted himself as a camp follower who did what he had to in order to compete.

    Armstrong is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, but he likely will be sued for millions by ex-sponsors and others.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    This article may come in handy the next time some wingnut bullshitter claims the U.S. is facing Armageddon due to “runaway public spending.” Oh, and if he exhorts that we’ll “end up like Europe” unless we take a meatax to Social Security and Medicare, read him this line:

    The five biggest European welfare states have lower public deficits/GDP lower public debt/GDP and lower unemployment compared to the US.;ifp=0