Open Thread 5.6.2014

- Antonin Scalia really takes the cake.

– RIP Billy Frank Jr.

– In case you’re wondering why today you’re getting spam from every local charity that you’ve ever given any money to, oh it’s Give Big.

But while autopsying Goldberg’s prose is fun, let’s not miss the point: while the conservative schtick-of-the-moment about liberals oppressing them is hilarious in several ways, it is useful to remember that these people are natural bullies. As in Goldberg’s case, they demonstrated this in their writing back when their tide was high — and they demonstrate it still on people over whom they still have control, namely the poor, whom they punish sadistically every chance they get. I’d say their bullshit about being oppressed is the result of guilty consciences, if I thought they had consciences.

– I’m of the opinion you can put whatever you want in your garage no judgement.


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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Judge Jeanine Howard… Another DUMMOCRETIN Judge gone wild.

    State District Judge Jeanine Howard has recused herself from the case of a rapist she sentenced to five years probation.

    But yet there is more…

    In addition to the sentence, Young does not have to stay away from children, attend sex offender treatment, undergo sex offender evaluation or refrain from watching pornography.

    Seems he admitted to the rape of the 14 year old girl at the time. She illegally considered the girl’s prior sexual history which was incorrect and factually wrong. And after his 5 years on probation, his record is expunged. Can the poor woman expunge the rape from her memory?

    Hey Roger IDIOT Wabbit… another of your kind… You always claim you love your DUMMOCRETINS!

  2. 2

    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Floyd Mayweather is ok by Puddy’s book. His fight was just down the street Saturday Night!

    Floyd Mayweather more of a man than most HA DUMMOCRETINS who post here!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Looks like more VA Hospitals were implementing these secret lists like the one IDIOT Wabbit broke on HA. American Legion calls for the VA head Eric Shinseki’s ouster. Hmmm…? Another scandal for Obummer’s sadministration!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    So more interesting Benghazi emails are now being blocked by Obummer’s sadministration over the fabricated video lie!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 Thanks for the link. Can you point out where the article says she’s a Democrat? I couldn’t find it. Also, aren’t judgeships normally nonpartisan offices? You know, nonpartisan, like Suzie Hutch? Also, this judge’s sanctimonious moralizing about “virgins” and such sounds more like how Republicans think and talk than how Democrats think and talk. And finally, isn’t Texas a red state that generally elects Republicans to public offices? But then, I don’t expect anything but lame lies from you, putz.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 “Another scandal for Obummer’s sadministration!”

    Yeah, a real one this time. But we had to wait a long time for it. Under your organ grinder monkey, the mistreatment of soldiers and veterans began almost immediately. At least Obama’s pals don’t build showers that electrocute our soldiers.

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    djw spews:

    “- I’m of the opinion you can put whatever you want in your garage no judgement.”

    Well, sure. It’s your garage. But please don’t pretend finding an alternative, publicly provided free and convenient car storage solution is a job for the government.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 In other words, you’re in favor of privatizing street parking, and installing parking meters in front of your home?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Now this is the kind of campaigning I want to see all Democratic candidates lowering themselves to!

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Dirty pool? Sure! Underhanded and sneaky? You bet! Nasty? Absolutely! And it should just be the beginning! Remember, folks, this is the party that gutted the Voting Rights Act we’re trying to defeat. They fight dirty, and so should we.

    Postscript: Thom Tillis won anyway, but that doesn’t mean Democrats should stop supporting unelectable Tea Party candidates in GOP primaries.

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    In other Senate primaries today, Cornyn easily won the GOP nod in Texas, and Oberweis (R) will face Democratic Sen. Durbin in Illinois this November.

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    Hans spews:

    From the Washington Post –

    If you compare the costs of the Reagan Administration’s serial security lapses in Beirut to the costs of Benghazi, it’s clear what has really deteriorated in the intervening three decades. It’s not the security of American government personnel working abroad. It’s the behavior of American congressmen at home.

  12. 14

    some guy spews:

    Kent officer shoots fleeing bicyclist with Taser
    The officer pulled his patrol vehicle into a parking lot to stop the two bicyclists for not wearing helmets. One of the bicyclists stopped, the other one pedaled away.
    The officer again yelled at the man to stop but the bicyclist kept going. The officer then pulled out his Taser and shot the man with a dart. The man fell off the bike. Police ordered the man to stay on the ground. A second officer arrived and the two handcuffed the man.

    The man told police he kept riding because he feared cops after police had used excessive force against him during a previous incident.

    It’s a twofer of police incidents. Guy runs from the police because he’s had previous experience with police brutality. Officer tases him for it. Officer spots cyclist violating the helmet law, causes him to crash. Way to go officer!

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    some guy spews:

    The legislature released their report on education funding in regards to the McCleary decision.

    the authors said no agreement could be reached between the political parties and the two chambers on a payment plan, though several bills to get it done were introduced.”Although none of these bills passed the Legislature, they are meaningful because they show significant work is occurring and because unsuccessful bills introduced in one Legislature may lay the groundwork for successful bills in a subsequent Legislature,” they wrote.

    Nobody is surprised that they accomplished nothing.

    Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn didn’t hide his disappointment.”The 58-page document released today says very little, and is far from complete. It isn’t even a plan,” he said in a statement.”The Legislature isn’t going to take its responsibility seriously unless the Court forces it to do so,” he continued. “I urge the Court to do what it can to keep the Legislature’s feet to the fire, and keep the promises they’ve made to our students.”

    I’m not sure what powers the court has over this issue. Personally I’m hoping for charges of contempt of court and confinement to the chambers until an agreement has been reached.

    Or public whippings.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @14 We have too much police brutality in this country; but, on the other hand, some dumbasses need to have some sense beaten into them. It can be a fine line.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @15 If the people of our state want school funding, they have to stop voting for politicians opposed to funding our schools. I’m sure you know which party I’m referring to.

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    djw spews:

    @8 In other words, you’re in favor of privatizing street parking, and installing parking meters in front of your home?

    No. I’m in favor of the state using its land for the public good, and not focusing public policy on ensuring free car storage immediately adjacent to one’s home is a high priority in determining how to use that land.

    If I were in charge, I’d probably recommend metering on-street parking wherever it is very hard to get a spot, following the Shoup approach McGinn introduced downtown–price parking at whatever level retains a 10-15% vacancy rate during peak times (recognizing that for many streets, that rate would 0). But I also recognize this is an unpopular policy and, were I a politician, probably not a hill worth dying on.

    What I oppose rather vociferously is neighborhoods restricting development, or forcing new developments to build lots and lots of wasteful parking (thus forcing non-car owners to pay for a spot they don’t need, which is common and expensive). If we can’t be bothered to actually use the space we’ve got to store our cars, we have no business raising the cost of housing to protect our privileged access to a free public resource.

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    Hans spews:

    “Because the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. And if everybody has a gun, chances are at least one of them will be good.”


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    Very Severe Conservative spews:

    “Because the only way to stop a bad guy with a virulent biological weapon, is a good guy with a virulent biological weapon. And if everybody has a virulent biological weapon, chances are at least one of them will be good.”

    Very Severe Conservative

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    Teabagger spews:

    Republicans are SCUM BAGS. They are derranged individuals, CONservative artists. The common man who calls himself Republican is a lost ignorant individual. BENGHAZI

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Quote Of The Day

    “If we don’ t hold Lois Lerner accountable for her actions,” said Rep. Lee Terry, Republican of Nebraska, “then we’re sending a message to future administrations that this type of Nixonian behavior is acceptable.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: God forbid that anyone else should behave like Republicans!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I remember a time when most Republicans thought Nixon’s behavior was perfectly okay. In fact, some still do.

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    Teabagger spews:

    @17 – I don’t know about that. My young Republican neighbors with two kids in school, tend to always vote for raising school budgets. And I as a Democrat with no kids, like to fuck with them and vote agains increased school budgets. If anyone is going to suffer with budget cuts, we all should suffer, even the Republican who has kids in school.

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    Teabagger spews:

    @18 – looks like Puffy…..we know Puffy loves the guy, he has more love for a rapists than a gay guy, because the Bible says so.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    We don’t hear much about deficits or the debt anymore. Maybe because the Treasury ran a surplus last month? Gonna be tough for the GOP to run against that. Of course, they’ll try to blame the slow recovery on Obama instead of their own austerity idiocy and fiscal obstructionism.

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Can you point out where the article says she’s a Democrat? I couldn’t find it.

    Just for the IDIOT Wabbit as long as Goldy doesn’t kill it…

    I am now preparing to run for re-election in 2014 as the Democratic incumbent, and I will be asking for your vote once again in support of my third term. I encourage you to stop by and personally see the court in action if you are ever in or near the Frank Crowley Courthouse, or to give us a call if we can ever be of service to you.


    Jeanine Howard, Judge
    Criminal District Court #6
    Dallas County, Texas

    There you go IDIOT Wabbit… a real DUMMOCRETIN judge like you were!

    The rest of your post is more BULLSHITTIUM on HA DUMMOCRETINS!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    And finally, isn’t Texas a red state that generally elects Republicans to public offices? But then, I don’t expect anything but lame lies from you, putz.

    Not where this “woman” is from. Austin, Dallas, Houston, El Paso… DUMMOCRETIN bastions of silliness!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    looks like Puffy

    And where did you met Puddy again?

    Yeah… thought so!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    @25 In retrospect Nixon doesn’t look all that bad.

    Compared to the preznit in the whitey house now.

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    Hans spews:

    Compared to the preznit in the whitey house now.

    especially compared to the stable of conservatard jackasses who would be preznit